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ATHENS – The holidays are a busy time, full of gatherings of family and friends, a time of reflection and fond memories. But to those who are struggling due to the death of a loved one, the holidays can seem especially stressful and lonely. While it may be a struggle, there are things that c…

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The following marriage licenses have been issued in Bradford County:

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EAST SMITHFIELD – Mt. Pisgah Wesleyan Church invites everyone to their Christmas Dessert Theater production of “The Hope” on two dates: Dec. 20 and 21. The curtain will be raised on Friday’s performance, Dec. 20, at 7 p.m. On Saturday, Dec. 21, a 4:30 p.m. matinee time is available, along wi…

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Penn-York Habitat for Humanity is currently in the process of building house #11. The house is located at 911 North Lehigh Ave. in Sayre. House #11 is a one level home with three bedrooms, one bath and a full basement. Families who are interested in the home must fill out an application and …

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SAYRE – The next concert in the Redeemer Recital series is a program of Christmas music presented by the Orchestra of the Southern Finger Lakes Brass Quintet, a group of five active performers and educators from the area. The program will be held Sunday, Dec. 15 at 3 p.m. at the Church of th…

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ROME – A live nativity will be held on Sunday, Dec. 15 from 4-6 p.m. on the grounds of the Rome Fire Company in Rome, Pa. Come join us as we portray the holy night of Jesus’ birth.

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Adult Medical Day Services Program, Elderwood at Waverly, 37 N. Chemung St., Waverly, NY 14892. Held Monday through Friday from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Registration is required. Please contact the Admissions Department at (607) 565-6289 for details.

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Elissa Marie Stone, of Fort Benning, Ga., celebrates her first birthday on Dec. 10, 2019.

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CALVARY BAPTIST CHURCH will hold its 44th Annual Ladies’ Christmas Tea on Monday, Dec. 9 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the church, 701 W. Pine St., Athens. Singing and message by Ingrid Semans – a mom, pastor’s wife and biblical counselor from Dundee, N.Y. After the message, a time of refreshments …

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Bradford-Tioga Head Start, Inc. is always looking for ways to engage staff healthy aspects of their lives. The Employee Wellness Team recently developed an innovative program called the 10K Steps Program as a means to get staff physically involved in their health.

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Last week I gave you my yearly rant about the commercialization of the holiday we call Christmas. This week I am asking you to think about Christmas – not the decorations or the gifts, but why the first Christmas happened, and its significance.

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North Rome Christian School students in grades K-5 recently celebrated Thanksgiving with the longstanding tradition of a Thanksgiving feast. Each grade took part in preparing parts of the meal – turkey noodle soup, cornbread, homemade butter, dessert, and snack cups. Each student prepared a …

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The Endless Mountains Maple Syrup Producers Association is searching for Maple Ambassador contestants to compete at its annual Ambassador Banquet.

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ATHENS – The Valley Active Living Center, located at 118 S. Main St. in Athens, will host Michelle Nutter from the Attorney General’s Office for a presentation on scams and how to avoid falling victim to fraud on Wednesday, Dec. 11 at 9:30 a.m. Adults 60 and over are cordially invited to att…

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(Editor’s Note: Amish cooks often have a talented for taking and making their baking best at the holidays and Gloria Yoder is no exception. Gloria pens our weekly Amish Cook column and, wow, some of these recipes are amazing! The Amish Cook returns next week, but Gloria is with us in recipes…

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Ron Billings, a longtime member of the Kirby Band, and now a resident of the Sayre Health Care Center, enjoyed playing along with the band once again in a recent concert.

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TOWANDA — The “Pack the Bus” food drive organized by Towanda Elks collected over 750 food items for older adults in Bradford County through October and November. Participants and volunteers of the Towanda Active Living Center and staff of B/S/S/T Area Agency on Aging, Inc. (B/S/S/T AAA) thou…

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SAYRE – Join us at the Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital Cafeteria for breakfast and photographs with Santa on Saturday, Dec. 7 from 8-10:30 a.m. Children (12 and under) are free, and adults are just $6.

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The following marriage licenses have been issued in Bradford County: