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Riverside Middle School Physical Education and Athletic Department is conducting a recycling fundraiser. There’s nothing to buy. We are simply asking you to protect the environment by donating your used cell phones, inkjets, laptop/notebook computers, iPods, digital cameras and digital video cameras. Your used items may be tax-deductible and will be recycled in accordance with EPA regulations or refurbished and sold. 100 percent of the proceeds will help fund a mural in the gym and athletic equipment.This fundraiser goes until Friday, Dec. 18.

Throughout the month of December, the dental office of Dr. Jay Heim and Dr. Corey Johnson will be collecting nonperishable food items to be donated to LIFT-UP. For every donated item, participants will be able to enter a drawing for a SoniCare FlexCare toothbrush. The office is located at 2425 S. Grand Ave., Suite 109, in Glenwood Springs.Contact 945-9119 or for more information.

There will be a Remembrance Christmas Tree decorating for our loved ones that we have all lost at 1:30 p.m. Dec. 13. Anyone is welcome. Hot cocoa and cookies will be served. Please come and share the memories of our loved ones. Bring any ornaments that you would like to hang on the tree. This tree stays lit until the second week of January. For information please contact Bonnie Strong (970) 379-9151.

Join the Roaring Fork Young Professionals for their monthly meeting on Monday, Dec. 14, from 6-7 p.m., in the Vanderhoof Community Room at U.S. Bank, 1901 Grand Ave. County Manager Ed Green will be giving a Garfield County update. A short business meeting will follow. The Roaring Fork young Professionals is a committee of the Glenwood Springs Chamber Resort Association, dedicated to the enrichment of professional and community development. For more information, call (970) 945-6589 or visit

WingNuts Bar and Grill, along with Pathways of Rifle, will be providing Christmas ham dinner packages for families in the Rifle area. If you, or someone you know, would benefit from this dinner this holiday season, please contact Pathways at (970) 625-5761.Sign up by Dec. 15, as limited dinners are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Delivery will be available, if needed, in the Rifle area.For more information contact Pathways at (970) 625-5761.

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