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Truckee open swim, Truckee Band telethon…

The Truckee Community Pool will be open for free swim during the holidays through Jan. 4. Monday, Tuesday and Friday, Saturday and Sunday from noon to 2 p.m. Come to the pool and bring the children. Call 582-7725 for more information.

Truckee High School Band students will raise money during the 8th annual telethon Saturday, Jan. 24, on public access stations 6 and 24. The telethon includes live performances and concerts. Proceeds will benefit the Band Tour.

On the tour, the band plays for veteran’s hospitals, convalescent hospitals, children’s hospitals and elementary schools to inspire memories in the old and passion in the young.

“What we are doing for tour is a profoundly important community service that few organizations would be capable of accomplishing,” said Truckee High Senior Shawn Conway. “We tap into lost memories and help bring a smile to the faces of those less fortunate than us. That means just as much as dollar bills.”

The band hopes to raise $8,000 by putting on the annual telethon.

Truckee High Senior Taylor Morfett said, “Not only do we give back to the community but we get a chance to bond with each other and create timeless memories.”

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Donate to the Truckee High Band on by calling 582-2777 during the telethon or visit http://www.tempohigh.org.

It’s not too late to make that one last gift to help those in need in Truckee-North Tahoe.–Your donation to gifts for Good provides an opportunity to participate directly in helping those in need. One hundred percent of your donation goes directly to helping local nonprofit organizations. Make your year-end tax deductible gift to Truckee Tahoe Community Foundation, phone 587-1776.

Thanks to TNTTMA free night time shuttle service has arrived, running from 7 p.m. until midnight throughout North Lake Tahoe, Truckee, and Northstar through April 6. Other great services include New Year’s Eve Shuttles until 3 a.m., expanded TART day service and hourly service on Hwy 89, and ski shuttles for Northstar, Squaw Valley, Homewood, Alpine, Diamond Peak and Sugar Bowl. For more information visit http://www.laketahoetransit.com or call 581-4892.

Truckee Tahoe Sierra Disposal customers can put out their trees on their regular pickup day Jan. 14 through 18. TTSD trees must be free of decorations and garland, and cut in three foot lengths. WASTE NOT, the IVGID community conservation program, also offers Christmas Tree Recycling for North Tahoe Residents. Residents may drop off their Christmas tree anytime through Feb. 4 at Preston Field, 700 Tahoe Blvd., located off Highway 28 near Rt. 431 in Incline Village. Both WASTE NOT and Truckee Tahoe Sierra Disposal will chip the trees for future mulch use. For TTSD information call 583-0148. For more information on WASTE NOT call (775) 832-1284, or go to http://www.ivgid.org/conservation.