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Marjorie Miller

Staff Writer at The Centre County Gazette

Articles by Marjorie Miller

Farmers to Food Bank closes out another successful year State College Rotary’s initiative benefits area food bank Farmers to Food Bank closes out another successful year State College Rotary’s initiative benefits area food bank
305 weeks ago - Centre County Gazette
STATE COLLEGE — As the State College Downtown Rotary Club’s fifth Farmers to Food Bank came to a close last month, it reported 5,819 pounds of fresh food was donated to the State College Area Food Bank in 2013, bringing the project’s all-time total to more than 27,000 pounds of [Read More]
YMCA's Polar Bear Plunge to Take Place Saturday at Bald Eagle State Park YMCA's Polar Bear Plunge to Take Place Saturday at Bald Eagle State Park
306 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Centre County Gazette, Marjorie Miller
Over the years people have donned interesting attire, dressing up as Santa Claus and characters from Star Wars and the Wizard of Oz. One year a couple dunked in their prom dress and tuxedo. [Read More]
YMCA’s Polar Bear Plunge to take place Saturday at Bald Eagle State Park YMCA’s Polar Bear Plunge to take place Saturday at Bald Eagle State Park
306 weeks ago - Centre County Gazette
HOWARD — From Robin Hood to Elmo, the YMCA of Centre County’s annual Polar Bear Plunge draws in more costumed dippers each year. Slated for Dec. 7 at Bald Eagle State Park, the 2013 event has already drawn 83 plungers, and executive director Liz Toukonen wants the community to know [Read More]
Small Business Saturday in the Centre Region Small Business Saturday in the Centre Region
307 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Centre County Gazette, Marjorie Miller
Stachowski says what helps make Small Business Saturday so successful for her business and surrounding businesses is the whole town coming together. “It’s always a great day for us,” Stachowski says. “Our customers do support small businesses.” [Read More]
Small Business Saturday nears in the Centre Region Small Business Saturday nears in the Centre Region
307 weeks ago - Centre County Gazette
STATE COLLEGE — As Small Business Saturday approaches, many area business owners attribute much of their success to their location. Whether it’s the Centre Region as a whole or a quaint little town square, these shop owners say it’s the people and community that will show support [Read More]
For Those Who Dare: A Party Planning Guide for the Thanksgivukkah Host For Those Who Dare: A Party Planning Guide for the Thanksgivukkah Host
307 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Centre County Gazette, Marjorie Miller
Those who observe both holidays may be a little nervous about how to celebrate the freaky fusion of the Day of Thanks and the Jewish Festival of Lights. Or they may be thrilled at the prospect of double the celebration and double the food. But what food to serve? [Read More]
Seniors common target for financial scams Seniors common target for financial scams
308 weeks ago - Centre County Gazette
STATE COLLEGE — Statistically, senior citizens are favored targets for many kinds of consumer fraud, including identity theft, charities, telemarketing and sweepstakes fraud, according to the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s Elder Abuse Unit. And today, the fastest growing segment of the [Read More]
Many steps to prepare for retirement Many steps to prepare for retirement
308 weeks ago - Centre County Gazette
STATE COLLEGE — There are a variety of steps senior citizens can take to prepare for retirement, such as saving money, researching resources, making plans and setting goals. J.R. Reed, acting director of the Centre County Office of Aging, said it’s important for seniors to have more [Read More]
Pediatrician and philosopher discusses challenges in reporting child abuse Pediatrician and philosopher discusses challenges in reporting child abuse
308 weeks ago - Centre County Gazette
UNIVERSITY PARK — An expert on ethical and professional concerns regarding the reporting of suspected child abuse, Dr. Benjamin H. Levi shared his research and insights last week on this topic, and some of the challenges associated with it. Levi, pediatrician, philosopher and professor in the [Read More]
For those who dare: a party planning guide for the Thanksgivukkah host For those who dare: a party planning guide for the Thanksgivukkah host
308 weeks ago - Centre County Gazette
There’s a name for it: the once-in-our-lifetime joining together of two holidays for the first time, since, practically forever. (1888, according to the Wall Street Journal) And it won’t happen again for another 70,000 years. It’s called Thanksgivukkah, and it’s got everyone [Read More]
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