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CREST Volunteers Are Trained to Help Lost or Injured Hikers, Bikers and Hunters – but That’s Not All They Do CREST Volunteers Are Trained to Help Lost or Injured Hikers, Bikers and Hunters – but That’s Not All They Do
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Karen Walker, Town&Gown
Whenever a person goes missing in Centre County, there is a local team comprised mainly of volunteers that are ready, willing, and well-trained to aid in the search. The Centre Region Emergency Strike Team, or CREST, is the wilderness search and rescue/specialty disaster support division of Centre L [Read More]
Search and Rescue: CREST volunteers are trained to help lost or injured hikers, bikers, and hunters – but that’s not all they do   Search and Rescue: CREST volunteers are trained to help lost or injured hikers, bikers, and hunters – but that’s not all they do
2 weeks ago - Town and gown
It doesn’t happen with great frequency, but when a person goes missing in Centre County, it’s usually not due to nefarious circumstances. Rather, a hiker or a hunter might get turned around on one of central Pennsylvania’s myriad wooded trails. Sometimes it’s intentional, as [Read More]
Members of Centre County's Class of 2020 Lost Some Rites of Passage, but Found Positive Lessons Amid the Disappointment Members of Centre County's Class of 2020 Lost Some Rites of Passage, but Found Positive Lessons Amid the Disappointment
6 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Karen Walker, Town&Gown
Senior class trips. Prom. Senior skip days. Banquets and awards. Graduation ceremonies. These are all rites of passage for most teenagers during the spring of 12th grade – traditions many look forward to for years. But when a global pandemic brought the in-person school year to an abrupt end in Ma [Read More]
Members of Centre County's Class of 2020 lost some cherished rites of passage this spring, but found some positive lessons amid the disappointment Members of Centre County's Class of 2020 lost some cherished rites of passage this spring, but found some positive lessons amid the disappointment
6 weeks ago - Town and gown
Senior class trips. Prom. Senior skip days. Banquets and awards. Graduation ceremonies. These are all rites of passage for most teenagers during the spring of 12th grade – traditions many look forward to for years. But when a global pandemic brought the in-person school year to an abrupt end [Read More]
Plans are taking shape for the new Penn State art museum at The Arboretum Plans are taking shape for the new Penn State art museum at The Arboretum
15 weeks ago - Town and gown
In 2016, Penn State President Eric Barron approached the university’s board of trustees with a vision. He proposed the development of a new cultural district, where all of the university’s museums could be consolidated into one easily accessible location – a location that is [Read More]
Alex Ramos Focuses on Details in His Realistic Still-Life Paintings Alex Ramos Focuses on Details in His Realistic Still-Life Paintings
20 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Karen Walker, Town&Gown
Alex Ramos has always had an eye for detail. As a child, he created meticulously detailed pencil drawings. As a production editor, he focuses on the fine details of text. And as an artist, his attention to detail allows him to create intricately realistic still-life paintings. [Read More]
Artist of the Month: Alex Ramos focuses on details in his realistic still-life paintings Artist of the Month: Alex Ramos focuses on details in his realistic still-life paintings
24 weeks ago - Town and gown
Alex Ramos has always had an eye for detail. As a child, he created meticulously detailed pencil drawings. As a production editor, he focuses on the fine details of text. And as an artist, his attention to detail allows him to create intricately realistic still-life paintings. Ramos picked up [Read More]
A New 'Nutcracker': Nittany Ballet’s 2019 Holiday Performance Reflects Changes at the Helm A New 'Nutcracker': Nittany Ballet’s 2019 Holiday Performance Reflects Changes at the Helm
32 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Karen Walker, Town&Gown
For nearly 20 years, local audiences have been getting into the holiday spirit with Nittany Ballet’s production of The Nutcracker at Eisenhower Auditorium on the Penn State campus. Audience members who have experienced this annual tradition in the past can expect a few changes this year, according [Read More]
A New 'Nutcracker': Nittany Ballet’s 2019 holiday performance reflects changes at the helm A New 'Nutcracker': Nittany Ballet’s 2019 holiday performance reflects changes at the helm
32 weeks ago - Town and gown
For nearly 20 years, local audiences have been getting into the holiday spirit with Nittany Ballet’s production of The Nutcracker at Eisenhower Auditorium on the Penn State campus. Audience members who have experienced this annual tradition in the past can expect a few changes this year, [Read More]
Equine-Assisted Therapy Brings Peace and Hope to Centre County Veterans Equine-Assisted Therapy Brings Peace and Hope to Centre County Veterans
35 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Karen Walker, Town&Gown
Jennifer Allgeier is tired of talking. The former Army specialist has been struggling with PTSD for years, and she’s frustrated by traditional counseling methods. As she began seeking other avenues of support, she learned about Rising Hope Therapeutic Riding Center in Bellefonte. [Read More]
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