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Chris Morelli

Chris Morelli is the managing editor of The Centre County Gazette.

Articles by Chris Morelli

Patrick relishes role as hockey director at Pegula Patrick relishes role as hockey director at Pegula
14 hours ago - Centre County Gazette
UNIVERSITY PARK — Ryan Patrick's office at the Pegula Ice Arena is pretty sparse. Sure, he's got a computer. In the corner, there are several hockey sticks propped against the walls. A framed photo from the “Miracle on Ice” team sits atop his desk. Of course, the office isn't [Read More]
Community rallies around BEA graduate Community rallies around BEA graduate
1 week ago - Centre County Gazette
HOWARD — Talk about a community coming together. The Centre Region has done it once again, this time uniting to help Brandi Weaver-Gates, who was diagnosed in March of 2013 with Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia. Since being diagnosed, she has undergone a series of medical treatments. Next up [Read More]
'Rock the 80s' Concert Will Benefit Bob Perks Fund 'Rock the 80s' Concert Will Benefit Bob Perks Fund
1 week ago - StateCollege.com - Centre County Gazette, Chris Morelli
A dozen bands will perform hits from the decade that featured big hair, big ballads and great music. The fund distributed over $200,000 to cancer patients in 2014 -- $29,000 more than the previous year. “That's a huge increase,” Keller says. “It makes our fundraisers all the more important." [Read More]
Good eats, good cause: Nittany Valley Benefit Dinner scheduled Good eats, good cause: Nittany Valley Benefit Dinner scheduled
1 week ago - Centre County Gazette
HUBLERSBURG — When it comes to a home-cooked meal, no one does it quite like the Amish. You'll have a chance to experience a traditional Amish home-cooked wedding-style meal at the Nittany Valley Benefit Dinner, which is taking place from noon to 8 p.m. on Saturday, March 28, at 125 Fire [Read More]
Zimmerman hopes passion leads to museum Zimmerman hopes passion leads to museum
2 weeks ago - Centre County Gazette
PORT MATILDA — For Clarence Zimmerman, being a police officer was more than a profession — it was his passion. Zimmerman, 76, has long since retired from the police force. Throughout his career, he saved nearly everything police-related item that he had in his possession. From his [Read More]
Hanger talks state budget Hanger talks state budget
2 weeks ago - Centre County Gazette
STATE COLLEGE — Pennsylvania Secretary of Policy and Planning John Hanger was in Centre County on Tuesday, March 10, to talk about Gov. Tom Wolf's budget and how it will impact the region during a breakfast held by the Chamber of Business and Industry of Centre County. Wolf recently [Read More]
'Rock the 80s' concert will benefit Bob Perks Fund 'Rock the 80s' concert will benefit Bob Perks Fund
2 weeks ago - Centre County Gazette
STATE COLLEGE — Are you ready to go back in time? The third annual “Rock the 80s” concert will be held at 7 p.m. on Saturday, March 21, at The State Theatre in downtown State College. The event benefits the Bob Perks Cancer Assistance Fund and will feature a dozen local bands [Read More]
Executive Director of 4th Fest Stepping Down Executive Director of 4th Fest Stepping Down
2 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Centre County Gazette, Chris Morelli
During the 12 years Keisling has run 4th Fest, the event has grown from a fireworks show to an all-day celebration of America's independence. "The beauty of it is that it's for everyone in the community. ... You don't have to spend anything and you still get to enjoy the party," he says. [Read More]
Goin' Postal provides unique shipping options Goin' Postal provides unique shipping options
3 weeks ago - Centre County Gazette
STATE COLLEGE — A Penn State student wanted to move the contents of her dorm room across the country without having her parents drive to University Park. She also didn't want to rent a truck and be forced to load it up all by herself. That's when Goin' Postal, located at 1341 S. Atherton St., [Read More]
Executive director of 4th Fest stepping down Executive director of 4th Fest stepping down
3 weeks ago - Centre County Gazette
STATE COLLEGE — After a dozen years in the trenches, Central PA 4th Fest executive director Bernie Keisling has decided to pass the torch, so to speak. Keisling is retiring, and the 2015 Central PA 4th Fest will be his last. “It's kind of a funny word. You say the word retirement and [Read More]
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