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Strongman Competition to Showcase Feats of Strength at Grange Fair Strongman Competition to Showcase Feats of Strength at Grange Fair
1 day ago - StateCollege.com - Centre County Gazette, Karen Walker
Visitors to the Centre County Grange Fair are certainly no strangers to the concept of truck pulls, a popular fair competition involving modified trucks and tractors dragging weighted sleds. But on Thursday, “truck pull” will take on a whole new meaning, as some of the area’s strongest men and [Read More]
Local Chefs Share Recipes and Tips at Grange Fair Demos Local Chefs Share Recipes and Tips at Grange Fair Demos
5 days ago - StateCollege.com - Centre County Gazette, Karen Walker
After 145 years, the Centre County Grange Fair continues to keep up with the times even as it holds on to tradition. Its Celebrity Chef Farm to Table series is not only in keeping with the current “farm-to-table” and “eat local” dining trends — it is also a nod to the fair’s deep agricul [Read More]
Riding Center Connects Hooves and Hearts Riding Center Connects Hooves and Hearts
2 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Centre County Gazette, Karen Walker
No matter who you are or what you have going on in your life, Yvonne McCaslin believes you can benefit from riding horses. According to McCaslin, the rhythm of the horse’s gait, the strength and focus it takes to ride, and the special way horses interact with humans all come together to provide an [Read More]
Street Painting Takes Center Stage at This Year’s Arts Festival Street Painting Takes Center Stage at This Year’s Arts Festival
6 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Centre County Gazette, Karen Walker
Although it’s been around since 1999, the street painting exhibition (formerly known as the Italian Street Painting Festival) has remained one of the best kept secrets of the Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts. That’s because this “festival within a festival” was always held on Hieste [Read More]
One-of-a-Kind Chevy to Be Displayed on the Diamond During Bellefonte Cruise One-of-a-Kind Chevy to Be Displayed on the Diamond During Bellefonte Cruise
10 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Centre County Gazette, Karen Walker
It’s been over 45 years in the making, but when Rick Bird recently put the final touches on the 1955 Chevy Bel Air he started building in 1973, the result was an award-winning, one-of-a-kind custom vehicle. This special car will be on display on the diamond during the Bellefonte Cruise car show th [Read More]
Local Flavor Abounds at Summer Craft Beverage Expo Local Flavor Abounds at Summer Craft Beverage Expo
10 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Centre County Gazette, Karen Walker
The third annual Summer Craft Beverage Expo is on tap for Sunday from 3 to 6 p.m. in Bellefonte’s Talleyrand Park. [Read More]
Local flavor abounds at Summer Craft Beverage Expo Local flavor abounds at Summer Craft Beverage Expo
11 weeks ago - Centre County Gazette
BELLEFONTE — The third annual Summer Craft Beverage Expo is on tap for June 16 from 3 to 6 p.m. in Bellefonte’s Talleyrand Park. The event will serve local flavors, featuring a performance by local duo Hops and Vines, Pennsylvania-based food trucks and vendors and the main attraction— locally [Read More]
Costume Designers’ Ingenuity Helps Ballet Dancers Shine Costume Designers’ Ingenuity Helps Ballet Dancers Shine
12 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Centre County Gazette, Karen Walker
The Sleeping Beauty ballet has deep roots in Russia, so when Nittany Ballet performs it this weekend at Penn State’s Schwab Auditorium, it is fitting that each of the 150 costumes worn by 65 dancers was thoughtfully designed by two talented women from Russia. [Read More]
Local Teen Entrepreneur Earns Prestigious Scholarship Offers Local Teen Entrepreneur Earns Prestigious Scholarship Offers
15 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Centre County Gazette, Karen Walker
Like many high school seniors nearing graduation, 17-year-old Zoe Brown has experienced “senioritis” — that sense of restlessness that is part anxiety about the future and part boredom with the status quo. However, unlike many high-school seniors, rather than reacting with a decline in motivat [Read More]
Local teen entrepreneur earns prestigious scholarship offers Local teen entrepreneur earns prestigious scholarship offers
15 weeks ago - Centre County Gazette
STATE COLLEGE — Like many high school seniors nearing graduation, 17-year-old Zoe Brown has experienced “senioritis” — that sense of restlessness that is part anxiety about the future and part boredom with the status quo. However, unlike many high-school seniors, rather than reacting with a [Read More]
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