WBA elects new officers

The Waverly Business Association recently elected new officers for 2013, according to a release from the association.

WBA members elected Bob Wright of the Jolly Farmer as president, Mary Perry Rogers of the Red Door Café as vice president, Brie Burgess of the Rail House as secretary and Bill Millhollen of The LOOM as treasurer, according to the release. The new slate of officers will serve through 2015.

The WBA continues to look for new members from the over 225 businesses located in the Waverly area, according to the release. The yearly membership fee will remain at $40.

Members plan to discuss the annual Waverly Beer and Wine Festival, to be held Feb. 23 at The LOOM, at their Feb. 7 meeting, the release states.

Psychologist to present in Athens

The Community Shale Network, a grassroots organization formed to educate citizens about issues related to natural gas drilling in the area, will host a program on the psychological effects of the industry this month in Athens.

Diane Siegmund, a licensed psychologist with offices in Towanda and Clarks Summit, will present "A Silence of the Lambs - Exploring the Psychological Impacts of Life in the Pennsylvania Gas Fields" at 7 p.m. Feb. 7 at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Athens and Sheshequin, according to a release from the network. The church is located on North Street in Athens.

Siegmund, who has studied the link between psychological and physical health and the environment for over 25 years, will focus on the advantages and disadvantages of the industry and the community's response during her presentation, according to the release.

The event, the Community Shale Network's ninth public forum, is free and open to the public, the release states.

SRAC to hold beading class

The Susquehanna River Archaeological Center in Waverly will host a jewelry and beading class from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 9, just in time for participants to make Valentine's Day gifts for themselves or their loved ones.

The class, taught by Ellen Sisco on the second Saturday of each month, will allow participants to make a custom necklace or bracelet with gemstones, beads, glass pieces and other objects, according to a release from the Broad Street center. The $25 cost of the class, which covers basic and intermediate beading techniques, includes beads and accessories to complete the piece. Participants can also request specific colors and gemstones that they would like to use, according to the release.

To reserve a spot for the class, call (607) 565-7960 or email info@sracenter.org.