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Connie Cousins

Connie Cousins covers Centre County for the Gazette.

Articles by Connie Cousins

Area groups provide Christmas to less fortunate Area groups provide Christmas to less fortunate
2 days ago - Centre County Gazette
STATE COLLEGE — On Dec. 19, a large group of volunteers gathered at Mountain View Country Club to fill containers with food, arrange coats, shoes and other items, and line up boxes and boxes of toys. All this effort was being made to prepare for the Toys for Tots distribution to deserving [Read More]
Plenty of local options available for last-minute shoppers Plenty of local options available for last-minute shoppers
1 week ago - Centre County Gazette
There are some people for whom the only way to shop is in a last-minute flying frenzy. They are just wired that way. If you're one of those people, take note of a few local stores where you can score unique and thoughtful gifts. You might not normally consider an antique store a place do holiday [Read More]
Out and about in Bellefonte: Lyons Kennels owner has big heart Out and about in Bellefonte: Lyons Kennels owner has big heart
2 weeks ago - Centre County Gazette
BELLEFONTE — Gerald Lyons never forgets where he came from. “The Marines changed my life,” said Lyons, owner of Lyons Kennels in Bellefonte. I arranged an interview with Lyons to find out what, if anything, he had planned for the Christmas holidays in the way of discounts, sales [Read More]
Little Free Library sites pop up in Centre County Little Free Library sites pop up in Centre County
3 weeks ago - Centre County Gazette
BELLEFONTE — As a way to promote literacy in the community, the Bellefonte Women’s Club has joined the Little Free Library movement. In 2009, Todd Bol, of Hudson, Wis., built a model of a one-room schoolhouse as a tribute to his mother, a former schoolteacher. He filled it with books [Read More]
Yuletide activitides will usher in holiday season Yuletide activitides will usher in holiday season
3 weeks ago - Centre County Gazette
BELLEFONTE — Driving toward the Centre County Courthouse on the Saturday after Thanksgiving, I noticed the Christmas tree at the point was decorated and Santa’s house stood ready. Only a few bundled-up people were out walking, but starting Friday, Dec. 12, through Sunday, Dec. 14, that [Read More]
Q&A with Sally Houser, the 'heart and soul' of Victorian Christmas Q&A with Sally Houser, the 'heart and soul' of Victorian Christmas
3 weeks ago - Centre County Gazette
BELLEFONTE — Sally Houser is considered by many to be the heart and soul of Bellefonte Victorian Christmas. I recently caught up with her on behalf of the Centre County Gazette to talk about this year's event Centre County Gazette: What's new with Victorian Christmas this year? Sally Houser: [Read More]
Make Financial Arrangements With Your Elderly Parents to Forgo Future Problems Make Financial Arrangements With Your Elderly Parents to Forgo Future Problems
4 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Centre County Gazette, Connie Cousins
If you don't find out things while your parents are still well, it can be a maze to travel through their bills and bank statements when illness strikes or dementia becomes apparent. [Read More]
Small Business Saturday promotes local shopping Small Business Saturday promotes local shopping
4 weeks ago - Centre County Gazette
Saturday, Nov. 29, is Small Business Saturday, but there is nothing small about the efforts that local businesses are putting forth to serve the community. At Apple Hill Antiques, 105 Gerald St. in State College, special things have been going on throughout November, according to owner Jan Snyder. [Read More]
Plenty happening this fall at the Bellefonte Art Museum Plenty happening this fall at the Bellefonte Art Museum
10 weeks ago - Centre County Gazette
BELLEFONTE — The Bellefonte Art Museum for Centre County is offering a variety of exhibits this fall. The museum's artist registry now consists of more than 100 juried artists and new shows are featured regularly. In September, “Out of the Woods: Part I” featured Phil Sollman and [Read More]
A journey through breast cancer treatment A journey through breast cancer treatment
12 weeks ago - Centre County Gazette
Millions of women go for mammograms yearly and many agencies are working to make it possible for all women to have the tests. Many of these ladies grumble about it, but make the appointment and happily cross it off their to-do list for another year. But, what if the result is not what's expected? [Read More]
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