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The Sons of the American Legion Post 246 in Athens donated $500 to Tanner’s Bar and Grill’s Christmas is for Kids event. The Tanner’s party brought in more than $8,000 worth of toys, which were donated to the annual Christmas is for Kids event run here in the Valley. Pictured from left are SAL Post 246 Commander Bob White, Tanner’s co-owner Ryan Wood, SAL members Mike Shaver and Bill Reinhardt, Tanner’s co-owner John Thurston, SAL members Dan Cianfoni, Bill Waterman, Gary Cron and Jon Touchon.

Guthrie raises nearly $5K for community on Giving Tuesday

SAYRE — Nearly $5,000 was raised in support of various Guthrie causes during the Giving Tuesday on Dec. 3. This was the first year Guthrie participated in the global generosity movement that harnesses the power of people and organizations to transform their communities.

GivingTuesday kicks off the generosity season by inspiring people to give back on the first Tuesday in December and encouraging the community to come together to help make a difference in the lives of those around us.

With the help of community donors, Guthrie is able to help support the 12 counties it serves by providing assistance to numerous projects, initiatives, and residents who need financial assistance.

“We are grateful for the way in which the community rallied to support Guthrie and the patients we serve. From providing the funding needed to transport a patient battling cancer to their chemotherapy appointments, to helping physicians and researchers discover new and better ways to care for our patients, these donations make a big difference,” Guthrie Resource Development Manager, Jennifer Warner said.

While Giving Tuesday is a one-day initiative, you can help support Guthrie’s causes year-round.

For more information, visit https://www.guthrie.org/giving-online-guthrie or call the Guthrie Resource Development Office at 570-887-4420.

Northern Tier Solid Waste Authority announces electronic recycling change for 2020

TROY — Electronics recycling has proven to be complicated, to say the least, over the past decade since the Covered Device Recycling Act of 2010 was enacted and banned “covered devices” from landfill disposal.

Covered Devices are items such as desktop computers, monitors, laptops, computer peripherals and televisions.

The Northern Tier Solid Waste Authority (NTSWA) has always gone above and beyond to provide an outlet to recycle these banned items. However, these materials are very labor intensive and costly to collect, process, and recycle.

Therefore, effective January 1, 2020, NTSWA will no longer be accepting electronics for recycling on a regular basis. Instead, the NTSWA will be hosting collection events in Bradford, Sullivan and Tioga Counties. Materials accepted at these collections will be for a charge.

“This change was made to offset the overwhelming cost to process and recycle these materials,” states Leigh Twoey, Recycling Coordinator.

“The Authority absorbed the cost to recycle electronics for the last several years but can no longer sustain such efforts. NTSWA prides itself in being able to offer such a vast variety of recycling services and looks forward to continuing our recycling efforts for many more years to come. The Authority thanks everyone for their continued recycling efforts, support, and understanding,” a press release said.

Please visit www.NTSWA.org or contact Recycling Coordinator, Leigh Twoey, for a complete list of materials recycled by NTSWA and for a list of upcoming e-waste collection events.

Athens Borough issues snow/ice removal notice

Notice from Athens Borough on snow and ice removal from sidewalks: Every owner, tenant, occupant, lessee, property agent or any other person who is responsible for any property within the Borough of Athens is required to remove any snow or ice from his, her or its sidewalk within 24 hours of the cessation of said snow and ice falling.

Furthermore, he, she or it must create a path, free from any snow or ice, the entire width of sidewalk.

Any violation of the provisions of this article may be cause for a citation, a violation ticket, and/or a notice of violation to be issued to the violator.



GUITAR CLUB at the Sayre Christian Church, 427 S. Keystone Ave., Sayre, meets every Monday from 6:15-7:45 p.m. All levels of experience are always welcome, as well as other stringed instruments and voices. Children are welcome with adult supervision. The Guitar Club format is learning music by playing (and singing) together. A parking lot is available across from the church on S. Keystone Ave. Enter at side entrance on Lincoln Street. Call (570) 888-2683 for more information.

IT’S A NEW DAY GROUP (AA), 8 a.m. Monday through Saturday. Sayre Christian Church basement, 427 S. Keystone Ave.

TOPS (TAKE OFF POUNDS SENSIBLY) NO. 899 meets every Monday at the Church of the Redeemer, South Wilbur Avenue, Sayre (across from Robert Packer Hospital) from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. No meetings on holidays. The meeting is held downstairs and there is free parking. You are invited to attend your first meeting without commitment. For more information, call Rose at (607) 221-6797.

WAVERLY TAKE OFF POUNDS SENSIBLY NO. 646 meets Mondays at the Waverly United Methodist Church at 8 a.m. Meeting follows weigh-in. Call (570) 882-8064 or (570) 731-4145.

PRIMARY PURPOSE GROUP (AA), noon, Monday through Saturday, 427 S. Keystone Ave., Sayre (Sayre Christian Church basement). Tuesday is 12 & 12 meeting and Friday is Big Book meeting.