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Welcome! TinyTownTimes.com will become an official site in September 2009. But we are uploading articles and photos and other tiny essentials as you dream. So feel free to take a gander (no pun as the picture is of a common duck w/ducklings, altho geese were nearby) and keep coming back. AND: Check Out Uncle Bodie under Funnies in our Arts & Entertainment section. Fairyland's Favorite Psychopath is sure to please children aged 21 and over ....  

 

LANDLORD ILL; REDEMPTION CENTER AND LIVE BAIT SHOP IMPERILED

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TOP LEFT: The K&H Redemption center draws a brand new customer. TOP RIGHT: Shannon of K&H helps unload the goods. MIDDLE: The goods.

LEFT: Herb Swansborough, collector.

TINY TOWN, N.Y. –– For the time being it will be business as usual at the K&H Redemption Center II at the crossroads of Route 79, Taughannock and Sencea Streets. The future however, is uncertain.

Acting on a tip from Randy, a.k.a. "Ping-Ping," the guy who picks up this reporter's  recyclables, the K&H (also home to the Hook, Line and Sinker Bait Shop) was rumored to be looking for a new home. Our waste management unit visited the center on Monday, July 13. Shannon Lynch, one of the co-owners (the other is Deb Lynch) of the business, a mother and daughter operation, said the landlord is ailing and there has been talk of a move but "so far so good."

The Lynch's purchased the K&H II name in 1994 from the original K&H proprietors. Why K&H II? Shannon explains there was another in Cortland at one time and that was K&H 1.

If you already knew that, you win today's tiny bubbles contest.

Business was brisk as it usually is on Mondays. Herb Swansborough, however, only managed to make about $1.05 from his collectibles. "Not enough for a 40 ouncer," he said. The reporter was obliged to lend him a sawbuck in exchange for a picture. Mr. Swansborough was quite pleased. We at tinytowntimes.com know what it is like to need a drink although we refrain from all such activities given the huge responsibilities inherent to the tiny task of bringing really important news to Ithacan-Americans everywhere.

K&H clientele tend to be working people, drunks and the unemployed. Students rarely use the facility which is too bad because they create a lot of waste and waste a lot of time sticking cans in redemption machines at supermarkets. The arrival of automation in the industry has hurt business at places like K&H.

So for now,  K&H remains. Mr. Swansborough is happy about that because he doesn't like the machine recyclers at Tops and Wegmans and the K&H folk are "nice people." And we bet Randy is relieved, too, because he works there now and then and it's no fun loading bottles and cans one at a time at the supermarket machines after a hard day's works collecting them.

–– Franklin Crawford

BELOW: Randy a.k.a. "Ping-Ping" after a pick up at the reporter's home.

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Last Updated on Thursday, 29 August 2013 08:57
 

T-BURG SPIDER CATCHES FLY! SUCKS LIFE JUICES FROM ITS HUSK!

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Spider catches fly

In a heinous act of natural murder on Saturday night, July 11, a T-burg spider nabbed a hapless deer fly in its web under the eaves of a porch on Potato Row in Trumansburg, N.Y. The deer fly, bane of horses, deer and tiny tourists, put up a half-hearted struggle then succumbed to venom and a mummy's wrap of silken thread. It was this spider's first kill under the eaves, according to neighbors.

Last Updated on Friday, 17 July 2009 13:44
 

New Owner New Attitude

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The Hyundai dealership on Meadow Street is going the extra mile this month. A new owner with a new attitude has attached pretty balloons to the cars on his lot in an effort to attract prospective customers. The editors at TinyTownTimes.com applaud this innovative approach to auto sales. Although the product is not made in America, Ithacan-Americans everywhere like pretty balloons. 

Last Updated on Monday, 13 July 2009 23:07
 


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