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Connie Cousins

Connie Cousins covers Centre County for the Gazette.

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Tradition Endures at Grange Fair
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Tradition Endures at Grange Fair
1 week ago - StateCollege.com - Centre County Gazette, Connie Cousins
With 141 years listed, the Grange Fair is certainly a tradition that has hung on in the midst of dramatic changes. For many who still earn their living in agriculture and related fields, Grange Fair is a chance to slow down a little and spend time with family and friends. [Read More]
Tradition endures at Grange Fair Tradition endures at Grange Fair
1 week ago - Centre County Gazette
CENTRE HALL — The Grange Fair, after 141 years, is a tradition that has hung on in the midst of dramatic changes in economy and styles of living. I admit that, after moving to Centre County a few years ago, I did not “get” the Grange Fair. I had been to many fairs in other [Read More]
Bellefonte Arts and Crafts Fair poised for 32nd showing Bellefonte Arts and Crafts Fair poised for 32nd showing
2 weeks ago - Centre County Gazette
BELLEFONTE — It's time for this year's Bellefonte Arts and Crafts Fair. The 32nd annual event will take place from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 14, and from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 15. This year's fair promises to be bigger and better than ever. Historic Bellefonte Inc., [Read More]
OLLI Offers Plenty for Those Over 50 OLLI Offers Plenty for Those Over 50
3 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Centre County Gazette, Connie Cousins
OLLI at Penn State has much to offer for older people. So who can come to OLLI classes? Although OLLI promotes its programs to the over 50 crowd, anyone over the age of 18 may join. Membership in OLLI allows you to have discounts on trips that are offered and preferred placement. [Read More]
Kayaker Kurtz gets better with age Kayaker Kurtz gets better with age
3 weeks ago - Centre County Gazette
BELLEFONTE — Bellefonte Historical and Cultural Association (BHCA) will host a 50th Anniversary Party for Dave Kurtz in honor of his years of coaching kayaking and canoeing at the Sunnyside Paddling Park. The party is scheduled from 5 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 13 at The Queen, 176 E. Linn [Read More]
OLLI offers plenty for those over 50 OLLI offers plenty for those over 50
3 weeks ago - Centre County Gazette
UNIVERSITY PARK — OLLI at Penn State has much to offer for older people. OLLI (Osher Lifelong Learning Institute) is a volunteer-driven organization that provides mature adults educational and social enrichment opportunities. In 1996, the Director of the Centre Region Senior Center, staff [Read More]
Z car lovers unite for unique event Z car lovers unite for unique event
3 weeks ago - Centre County Gazette
STATE COLLEGE — “Love my Z,” was a comment heard over and over at the buffet held at Letterman’s in State College for the members of the ZSCCA or Z Series Car Club of America. ZSCCA is the national car club for all past and future BMW Z-Series cars. The 2015 ZFest was held [Read More]
JazzPA will delight area jazz fans JazzPA will delight area jazz fans
5 weeks ago - Centre County Gazette
BELLEFONTE — JazzPA 2015 promises area jazz lovers all the jazz they can enjoy in four days. The annual event returns Thursday, July 23, through Sunday, July 26, to Talleyrand Park in Bellefonte, the Match Factory in Bellefonte, the Palmer Museum in State College and restaurants throughout [Read More]
Women's Welcome Club offers myriad of opportunities Women's Welcome Club offers myriad of opportunities
5 weeks ago - Centre County Gazette
STATE COLLEGE — The Women’s Welcome Club was started in 1978, and the coordinating group chose a pineapple, the symbol of hospitality and welcome, as the new club's logo. When I heard of the Women’s Welcome Club, my impression was that it was a type of group to greet newcomers, [Read More]
Central PA 4th Fest: A Tradition
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Central PA 4th Fest: A Tradition
8 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Centre County Gazette, Connie Cousins
Since 1927, there has been a Fourth of July celebration in Centre County, according to the 4thFest website. At that time the Alpha Fire Company put on a carnival that continued, along with a parade, for the next 50 years. The State College Sunrise Kiwanis Club kept it going through the 1990s. [Read More]
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