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Brittany Svoboda

Brittany is the staff writer for The Centre County Gazette.

Articles by Brittany Svoboda

Centre County Commissioners Pass Preliminary Budget Centre County Commissioners Pass Preliminary Budget
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Centre County Gazette, Brittany Svoboda
"We're not experiencing the type of growth that we normally have," Elbell says. "We're not seeing a lot of development. Hopefully that will change in the future." [Read More]
County organizations recognized for recycling efforts County organizations recognized for recycling efforts
5 days ago - Centre County Gazette
STATE COLLEGE — To celebrate area recycling efforts, the Centre County Recycling and Refuse Authority recognized and awarded 60 county businesses, schools and organizations at the 2014 Centre County Green Business Partner Awards luncheon on Nov. 13. About 100 people attended the first-ever [Read More]
Commissioners pass preliminary county budget Commissioners pass preliminary county budget
5 days ago - Centre County Gazette
BELLEFONTE — The Centre County board of commissioners passed a 2015 tentative county budget at its meeting on Nov. 18. Next year’s current budget comes in at about $80.9 million. This is the fifth consecutive year that the county has not had to increase property taxes. The budget is [Read More]
Fans encouraged to attend ‘Blue Out,’ support fight against child abuse Fans encouraged to attend ‘Blue Out,’ support fight against child abuse
5 days ago - Centre County Gazette
UNIVERSITY PARK — A Penn State student group will continue the tradition of the Blue Out game when the Nittany Lions host the Michigan State Spartans on Saturday, Nov. 27, at Beaver Stadium. The event, which has taken place annually since 2011, is organized by One Heart: Penn State Students [Read More]
Area Food Pantries Preparing for Holidays Area Food Pantries Preparing for Holidays
1 week ago - StateCollege.com - Centre County Gazette, Brittany Svoboda
Food pantries usually see an increase in clients this time of year. "Some people struggle asking (for) and receiving assistance during their time of need. But when winter arrives, people often recognize that they need to maximize their budget to be able to afford their needs," says Natalie Corman. [Read More]
After vote, Patton Twp. seeking land After vote, Patton Twp. seeking land
2 weeks ago - Centre County Gazette
STATE COLLEGE — Patton Township residents passed a referendum during last week’s election that approved the increase of property taxes to acquire and preserve additional open space lands in the jurisdiction. The referendum is part of an ongoing process to obtain and take care of [Read More]
Food pantries preparing for holidays Food pantries preparing for holidays
2 weeks ago - Centre County Gazette
Between travel and gift expenses, the holiday season can be costly, especially for those with moderate- to-low incomes. For those who rely on food pantries to help feed their families, serving regular meals in addition to putting together a traditional holiday-sized meal can be daunting, if not [Read More]
GEW aims to inspire aspiring entrepreneurs GEW aims to inspire aspiring entrepreneurs
2 weeks ago - Centre County Gazette
UNIVERSITY PARK — When looking to conceptualize an idea and start one’s own business, there are many unknown resources in central Pennsylvania. Global Enterprise Week, set for Sunday, Nov. 16, through Friday, Nov. 21, is designed to encourage both students and community members to [Read More]
Thompson cruises to re-election Thompson cruises to re-election
3 weeks ago - Centre County Gazette
BOALSBURG —The Nov. 4 General Election brought a mixture of returning lawmakers and newcomers throughout Pennsylvania. Rep. Glenn Thompson, the Republican incumbent in the 5th Congressional District, defeated Democratic challenger Kerith Strano Taylor. Thompson will serve his fourth [Read More]
Construction project to improve Potters Mills Gap underway Construction project to improve Potters Mills Gap underway
3 weeks ago - Centre County Gazette
SPRING MILLS — Plans to redevelop parts of General Potter Highway near Route 144 are underway. When completed, the improvements will reduce congestion and accidents on the busy road, which sees more than 10,000 vehicles daily. The “Potters Mills Gap” project will take place in [Read More]
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