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By Dana Massing Erie Times-News staff blogger
I am a grandchild of the Great Depression and a survivor of more recent recessions. Through my grandparents and parents, I've learned to spend wisely and to save while still being able to live life well. I want to share my discoveries with you and hear yours.   Read more about this blog.
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Posted: May 2nd, 2013
Students’ trash could be your treasure

Penn State Behrend is holding its second Trash to Treasure sale Saturday from 7:30 a.m. to noon in Erie Hall on the Harborcreek Township campus.

Early bird admission, between 7:30 and 9, costs $5 and entrance after that is free.

Expect to find tons of items. I stopped by Tuesday when organizers were just starting to sort and price and already saw several televisions, numerous coffee makers, a table full of holiday decorations and piles and piles and piles of clothes, some of them brand new. (Look in tomorrow’s Erie Times-News and on GoErie for a story about this and other college recycling efforts at the end of the semester.)

Besides getting items at great prices (I was told a lot of things will be 50 cents or $1), you’ll also be helping the United Way of Erie County because the agency gets the cash proceeds from the event. You also can donate items for the sale today until 5 p.m. and Friday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., organizers said.

Read more about Trash to Treasure at

If you know of a rummage, garage, next-to-new or similar sale at a church or nonprofit organization, send the details to me at Make sure to include the sale dates, hours and address, along with a telephone number or web address where people can get more information.

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