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Fireworks Primer for Children Reveals Magic Behind Fourth of July Pyrotechnics

Fireworks Primer for Children Reveals Magic Behind Fourth of July Pyrotechnics

- Evan Murach

How many different kinds of fireworks are there? How do they make fireworks in so many different colors? What does it take to put on a fireworks show during the Fourth of July? A special program aimed at kids is set to blast off.


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Penn State Trustees Recommend Term Limits, Responsibilities for Emeriti Board Members Penn State Trustees Recommend Term Limits, Responsibilities for Emeriti Board Members
5 hours ago - StateCollege.com - Michael Martin Garrett
Emeriti trustees will have access to all public meetings, in which they are encouraged to participate with the chair’s approval. They only have access to executive sessions at the discretion of the board or committee chair, and will not have access to privileged legal information or meetings [Read More]
Here, Friday Night Lights Refer to Sabbath Candles
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Here, Friday Night Lights Refer to Sabbath Candles
5 hours ago - StateCollege.com - Russell Frank
One of the first things I noticed about Irina Zborovskaya was the back of her cell phone protector. It looks like a piece of a matzo. Irina's phone tells us something important about life in Ukraine's third-largest city: Odessa's Jews are not afraid to be Jewish. [Read More]
Homeless Man Accused of Stalking Woman After Returning Wallet Homeless Man Accused of Stalking Woman After Returning Wallet
22 hours ago - StateCollege.com - StateCollege.com Staff
State College police arrested Brandon George, 32, after a woman called to report that he had allegedly come to her home and knocked on the door repeatedly over the previous three days. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Nittany Lions Add Another Four-Star Defensive Lineman Penn State Football: Nittany Lions Add Another Four-Star Defensive Lineman
23 hours ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Penn State football's defensive push on the recruiting trail only got stronger Tuesday as Lake Forest, Ill., defensive end Daniel Joseph committed to James Franklin and his staff. [Read More]
Fireworks Preparation for 4th Fest Involves Danger, Hard Work & Family
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Fireworks Preparation for 4th Fest Involves Danger, Hard Work & Family
23 hours ago - StateCollege.com - Michael Martin Garrett
Transforming an empty field on the Penn State campus into a sprawling maze of fireworks takes weeks of manpower and hundreds of volunteers. Let StateCollege.com take you behind the scenes to discover what makes the 4th Fest fireworks show such a blast. [Read More]
The Red, White and Blue View From the Inside
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The Red, White and Blue View From the Inside
1 day ago - StateCollege.com - John Hook
I'll be joining thousands of others to watch our glorious 4th Fest fireworks show. I spent many years living in Orlando. There was a long time when the 4th of July fireworks became an afterthought. Living in the land of Disney will do that to you. There were fireworks every night. [Read More]
Penn State Basketball: UConn Transfer Set For Visit, Carr And Stevens Still Waiting Penn State Basketball: UConn Transfer Set For Visit, Carr And Stevens Still Waiting
1 day ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
For as important as this offseason and summer is for Penn State basketball, it may not be until nearly the start of the season that the future of the program begins to take shape. [Read More]
Outgoing 4th Fest Director Reflects on a Dozen Years of Bringing Smiles to State College Outgoing 4th Fest Director Reflects on a Dozen Years of Bringing Smiles to State College
1 day ago - StateCollege.com - Michael Martin Garrett
“When you’ve dedicated 12 years of your life to something, there will always be sadness when it ends, but all that is overtaken by excitement and pride,” Central Pa 4th Fest Executive Director Bernie Keisling says. [Read More]
Plenty of Great Summer Reads for Women
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Plenty of Great Summer Reads for Women
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Centre County Gazette, Connie Cousins
It's time for backyard barbecues, afternoons at the pool or a vacation — complete with beach or mountains. Some women long to get up to their necks in a mystery, while others abhor dead bodies and clues and opt for a good romance set in a far off country. [Read More]
Penn State Athletics: Nittany Lions Finish Eighth In Learfield Cup Penn State Athletics: Nittany Lions Finish Eighth In Learfield Cup
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Twenty Penn State teams competed in their respective NCAA Championships in 2014-15, led by the women’s volleyball winning its seventh national title, in addition to the football team winning the New Era Pinstripe Bowl. A total of 30 teams participated in post-season competition. [Read More]

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Penn State Trustees Recommend Term Limits, Responsibilities for Emeriti Board Members Penn State Trustees Recommend Term Limits, Responsibilities for Emeriti Board Members
5 hours ago - StateCollege.com - Michael Martin Garrett
Emeriti trustees will have access to all public meetings, in which they are encouraged to participate with the chair’s approval. They only have access to executive sessions at the discretion of the board or committee chair, and will not have access to privileged legal information or meetings [Read More]
Here, Friday Night Lights Refer to Sabbath Candles
Column
Here, Friday Night Lights Refer to Sabbath Candles
5 hours ago - StateCollege.com - Russell Frank
One of the first things I noticed about Irina Zborovskaya was the back of her cell phone protector. It looks like a piece of a matzo. Irina's phone tells us something important about life in Ukraine's third-largest city: Odessa's Jews are not afraid to be Jewish. [Read More]
Homeless Man Accused of Stalking Woman After Returning Wallet Homeless Man Accused of Stalking Woman After Returning Wallet
22 hours ago - StateCollege.com - StateCollege.com Staff
State College police arrested Brandon George, 32, after a woman called to report that he had allegedly come to her home and knocked on the door repeatedly over the previous three days. [Read More]
Fireworks Preparation for 4th Fest Involves Danger, Hard Work & Family
Video
Fireworks Preparation for 4th Fest Involves Danger, Hard Work & Family
23 hours ago - StateCollege.com - Michael Martin Garrett
Transforming an empty field on the Penn State campus into a sprawling maze of fireworks takes weeks of manpower and hundreds of volunteers. Let StateCollege.com take you behind the scenes to discover what makes the 4th Fest fireworks show such a blast. [Read More]
The Red, White and Blue View From the Inside
Column
The Red, White and Blue View From the Inside
1 day ago - StateCollege.com - John Hook
I'll be joining thousands of others to watch our glorious 4th Fest fireworks show. I spent many years living in Orlando. There was a long time when the 4th of July fireworks became an afterthought. Living in the land of Disney will do that to you. There were fireworks every night. [Read More]
Outgoing 4th Fest Director Reflects on a Dozen Years of Bringing Smiles to State College Outgoing 4th Fest Director Reflects on a Dozen Years of Bringing Smiles to State College
1 day ago - StateCollege.com - Michael Martin Garrett
“When you’ve dedicated 12 years of your life to something, there will always be sadness when it ends, but all that is overtaken by excitement and pride,” Central Pa 4th Fest Executive Director Bernie Keisling says. [Read More]
Plenty of Great Summer Reads for Women
Column
Plenty of Great Summer Reads for Women
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Centre County Gazette, Connie Cousins
It's time for backyard barbecues, afternoons at the pool or a vacation — complete with beach or mountains. Some women long to get up to their necks in a mystery, while others abhor dead bodies and clues and opt for a good romance set in a far off country. [Read More]
Judge Defends Ruling Against County in Right to Know Lawsuits Judge Defends Ruling Against County in Right to Know Lawsuits
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Michael Martin Garrett
Huntingdon County Judge Stewart Kurtz is not backing down from his rulings against Centre County. "We add only that the specter of a non-judicial county employee giving out upon request and without notice judicial phone records strikes us as manifestly wrong," Kurtz writes. [Read More]
Family, The Ties That Bind
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Family, The Ties That Bind
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Patty Kleban
Remember the time Gregg slipped on the moss and went over that waterfall? Remember how Uncle Ray hated cussing? Remember when we came to Penn State and there was a cow loose by the stadium? New jobs. Divorces. Weddings. Graduations. Children. Grandchildren. [Read More]
4th Fest Promises Fireworks, Music, Magic & More 4th Fest Promises Fireworks, Music, Magic & More
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Michael Martin Garrett
“It’s a big, family-oriented, all-day birthday party, and we’re inviting 80,000 of our closest friends,” Keisling says with a big, excited smile. He says there’s so much more to the festival than just the fireworks show – even if it has been rated in the top five shows in the United Stat [Read More]

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Penn State Football: Nittany Lions Add Another Four-Star Defensive Lineman Penn State Football: Nittany Lions Add Another Four-Star Defensive Lineman
23 hours ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Penn State football's defensive push on the recruiting trail only got stronger Tuesday as Lake Forest, Ill., defensive end Daniel Joseph committed to James Franklin and his staff. [Read More]
Penn State Basketball: UConn Transfer Set For Visit, Carr And Stevens Still Waiting Penn State Basketball: UConn Transfer Set For Visit, Carr And Stevens Still Waiting
1 day ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
For as important as this offseason and summer is for Penn State basketball, it may not be until nearly the start of the season that the future of the program begins to take shape. [Read More]
Penn State Athletics: Nittany Lions Finish Eighth In Learfield Cup Penn State Athletics: Nittany Lions Finish Eighth In Learfield Cup
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Twenty Penn State teams competed in their respective NCAA Championships in 2014-15, led by the women’s volleyball winning its seventh national title, in addition to the football team winning the New Era Pinstripe Bowl. A total of 30 teams participated in post-season competition. [Read More]
Hockey Commit Nikita Pavlychev Drafted By The Pittsburgh Penguins Hockey Commit Nikita Pavlychev Drafted By The Pittsburgh Penguins
3 days ago - StateCollege.com - Onward State Staff, Doug Leeson
Class of 2016 commit Nikita Pavlychev was taken in the seventh round of the NHL Draft by the Pittsburgh Penguins at No. 197 overall. The 6-foot-6 center will join Penn State’s team in two years trying to replace some of the offense lost by a few of the team's big departures. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Lift For Life Set To Take Place July 11 Penn State Football: Lift For Life Set To Take Place July 11
3 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
The annual “Lift for Life,” the signature event of the Penn State Uplifting Athletes chapter is set for Saturday, July 11 at the Penn State Lacrosse Field from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. [Read More]
D.J. Newbill To Play For Los Angeles Clippers In NBA Summer League D.J. Newbill To Play For Los Angeles Clippers In NBA Summer League
4 days ago - StateCollege.com - Onward State Staff, Jacob Abrams
After the former Penn State star didn’t hear his name called in either of the two rounds of the NBA Draft on Thursday night, D.J. Newbill was left waiting for an NBA team to come calling for his services. This journey to the NBA has been a long one for the Penn State alum. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Nittany Lions Don't Make Upshur's Final Eight Penn State Football: Nittany Lions Don't Make Upshur's Final Eight
4 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Even the best recruiters lose battles because it is impossible to land the services of every prospect. The 247 Network names Michigan the most likely to sign Upshur. For Penn State it would be best to see him end up at Miami, out of the conference and out of the region. [Read More]
Penn State Football:Four-Star Defensive Tackle Ellison Jordan Verbally Commits Penn State Football:Four-Star Defensive Tackle Ellison Jordan Verbally Commits
5 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Jordan is not only the third commit of the week for Penn State but the third defensive tackle to join the fold in the past several days. Hailing from Baltimore, Maryland, he stands 6-feet, 262 pounds. ESPN ranks Jordan at 135th in the nation and the fifth best prospect in the state of Maryland. [Read More]
For James Franklin and Penn State, Why Hiring Jim Haslett is a Low-Cost Win-Win
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For James Franklin and Penn State, Why Hiring Jim Haslett is a Low-Cost Win-Win
6 days ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
Hiring Jim Haslett as a consultant for the Penn State football team makes a lot of sense for coach James Franklin – as it does for Haslett himself. And, likely, doesn’t cost many dollars. At least not for Penn State. [Read More]
Former Penn State Soccer Star To Appear In ESPN’s Body Issue Former Penn State Soccer Star To Appear In ESPN’s Body Issue
6 days ago - StateCollege.com - Onward State Staff, Ben Rappaport
“It’s important to show your vulnerabilities,” Krieger told ESPN. “I’m proud of my body, I’m proud of my sport, I’m proud of being a female athlete. Being naked is just another aspect of that. It’s real. It’s raw. It’s honest.” [Read More]

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Penn State Trustees Recommend Term Limits, Responsibilities for Emeriti Board Members Penn State Trustees Recommend Term Limits, Responsibilities for Emeriti Board Members
5 hours ago - StateCollege.com - Michael Martin Garrett
Emeriti trustees will have access to all public meetings, in which they are encouraged to participate with the chair’s approval. They only have access to executive sessions at the discretion of the board or committee chair, and will not have access to privileged legal information or meetings [Read More]
Penn State Football: Nittany Lions Add Another Four-Star Defensive Lineman Penn State Football: Nittany Lions Add Another Four-Star Defensive Lineman
23 hours ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Penn State football's defensive push on the recruiting trail only got stronger Tuesday as Lake Forest, Ill., defensive end Daniel Joseph committed to James Franklin and his staff. [Read More]
Penn State Basketball: UConn Transfer Set For Visit, Carr And Stevens Still Waiting Penn State Basketball: UConn Transfer Set For Visit, Carr And Stevens Still Waiting
1 day ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
For as important as this offseason and summer is for Penn State basketball, it may not be until nearly the start of the season that the future of the program begins to take shape. [Read More]
Penn State Athletics: Nittany Lions Finish Eighth In Learfield Cup Penn State Athletics: Nittany Lions Finish Eighth In Learfield Cup
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Twenty Penn State teams competed in their respective NCAA Championships in 2014-15, led by the women’s volleyball winning its seventh national title, in addition to the football team winning the New Era Pinstripe Bowl. A total of 30 teams participated in post-season competition. [Read More]
Football Camps Show Off Arms of Former QBs on Penn State Coaching Staff
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Football Camps Show Off Arms of Former QBs on Penn State Coaching Staff
3 days ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
The Nittany Lion coaching staff features six former quarterbacks and four head coaches, past and present. Ex-QBs include head coach James Franklin and offensive coordinator John Donovan (left). [Read More]
Penn State Football: Lift For Life Set To Take Place July 11 Penn State Football: Lift For Life Set To Take Place July 11
3 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
The annual “Lift for Life,” the signature event of the Penn State Uplifting Athletes chapter is set for Saturday, July 11 at the Penn State Lacrosse Field from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. [Read More]
Sandusky Fine Money Available for Pennsylvania Child Abuse Organizations Sandusky Fine Money Available for Pennsylvania Child Abuse Organizations
3 days ago - StateCollege.com - Zach Berger
"Children’s advocacy centers were not recognized within the state budget ever, so to have that opportunity to apply for funding is something we feel very fortunate about," Kristina Taylor-Porter says. "This will allow us to focus more on our services and strengthen what we’re doing." [Read More]
Penn State Football: Nittany Lions Don't Make Upshur's Final Eight Penn State Football: Nittany Lions Don't Make Upshur's Final Eight
4 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Even the best recruiters lose battles because it is impossible to land the services of every prospect. The 247 Network names Michigan the most likely to sign Upshur. For Penn State it would be best to see him end up at Miami, out of the conference and out of the region. [Read More]
Penn State Reveals Cyberattacks Against College of Liberal Arts Penn State Reveals Cyberattacks Against College of Liberal Arts
4 days ago - StateCollege.com - Zach Berger
Penn State has discovered a series of cyberattacks on the university, though the perpetrators are unknown. "If you’re connected to the internet these days, you’re under constant attack," Kevin Morooney says. "There’s numerous stories in the media about various industries being attacked." [Read More]
Penn State Football:Four-Star Defensive Tackle Ellison Jordan Verbally Commits Penn State Football:Four-Star Defensive Tackle Ellison Jordan Verbally Commits
5 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Jordan is not only the third commit of the week for Penn State but the third defensive tackle to join the fold in the past several days. Hailing from Baltimore, Maryland, he stands 6-feet, 262 pounds. ESPN ranks Jordan at 135th in the nation and the fifth best prospect in the state of Maryland. [Read More]
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Russell Frank

Here, Friday Night Lights Refer to Sabbath Candles

One of the first things I noticed about Irina Zborovskaya was the back of her cell phone protector. It looks like a piece of a matzo. Irina's phone tells us something important about life in Ukraine's third-largest city: Odessa's Jews are not afraid to be Jewish.

John Hook

The Red, White and Blue View From the Inside

I'll be joining thousands of others to watch our glorious 4th Fest fireworks show. I spent many years living in Orlando. There was a long time when the 4th of July fireworks became an afterthought. Living in the land of Disney will do that to you. There were fireworks every night.

Plenty of Great Summer Reads for WomenConnie Cousins

It's time for backyard barbecues, afternoons at the pool or a vacation — complete with beach or mountains. Some women long to get up to their necks in a mystery, while others abhor dead bodies and clues and opt for a good romance set in a far off country.

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