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Michael Martin Garrett

Michael Martin Garrett is a reporter and editor for StateCollege.com who covers local government, the courts, the arts and writes the Keeping the Faith column. He's a Penn State alumnus, a published poet and the bassist in a local indie rock band.

Articles by Michael Martin Garrett

School District Plans to Expand Learning Enrichment Programs School District Plans to Expand Learning Enrichment Programs
265 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Michael Martin Garrett
Superintendent Bob O’Donnell briefed the school board on Monday night about expanding learning enrichment opportunities at the elementary and middle school levels to match the number of opportunities available to students at the high school. [Read More]
'Glamour Camping' Tent at Grange Fair to Raise Money for Tree Preservation 'Glamour Camping' Tent at Grange Fair to Raise Money for Tree Preservation
265 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Michael Martin Garrett
"The trees are an important part of the atmosphere here, but lately they've had to struggle with a lot of disease," says Ede Boake of Herman-Boake Auctioneering. "So many people come to the fair and enjoy the grace and beauty of this area, and we want to help keep it that way." [Read More]
Grange Fair Continues 141 Years of Family Tradition Grange Fair Continues 141 Years of Family Tradition
266 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Michael Martin Garrett
Eicher says the fair has become "more commercialized and modernized," with a greater focus on commercial vendors, but some things never change. "I think most everyone would say the fair is as wonderful as its ever been," Eicher says. "Family is the glue that holds this all together." [Read More]
Corey Feldman Calls Spikes Appearance a 'Set Up' and 'BS' Corey Feldman Calls Spikes Appearance a 'Set Up' and 'BS'
266 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Michael Martin Garrett
“When I went up there, we had a contract, and in the contract it stated that I was supposed to do a performance,” Feldman told TMZ. “Somebody up there who was the manager for the Spikes never read the actual contract apparently.” [Read More]
Busy as a Bee: Local Entrepreneurs Bring Hives to Homes Busy as a Bee: Local Entrepreneurs Bring Hives to Homes
266 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Michael Martin Garrett
The concept is simple: you hang the hexagonal hive on your wall, run the connecting tube out the nearest window if you choose to hang it indoors, and let nature take its course. (Don’t worry, the bees are behind a pane of glass, so they won’t be buzzing around your living room.) [Read More]
Stacy Parks Miller Accuses Office of Open Records of Hiding Records Stacy Parks Miller Accuses Office of Open Records of Hiding Records
266 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Michael Martin Garrett
The Office of Open Records says the records that were allegedly removed from its website were simply never uploaded to the site because of an administrative oversight. But Parks Miller's attorney says that's not how it went down. [Read More]
Ag Progress Days Reveals Passion of Agriculture
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Ag Progress Days Reveals Passion of Agriculture
266 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Michael Martin Garrett
Ag Progress Days has something for everyone, from the most dedicated of farmers to the average family looking for a fun and educational way to spend the day. [Read More]
Four Plead Guilty to Federal Charges from Restaurant Raids Four Plead Guilty to Federal Charges from Restaurant Raids
266 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Michael Martin Garrett
Four State College area restaurant owners and managers have pleaded guilty to federal charges that they hired undocumented workers as part of an attempt to defraud the government. [Read More]
New 'LION Bash' Event Aims to Tackle Tensions Between Students, Residents New 'LION Bash' Event Aims to Tackle Tensions Between Students, Residents
266 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Michael Martin Garrett
“I really want students to see this community as place that’s very similar to their home, wherever they’re from,” Mulfinger says. “We have grandparents and parents and children, and they help make this place special, just like the students.” [Read More]
Farmers and Public Unite at Ag Progress Days Farmers and Public Unite at Ag Progress Days
266 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Michael Martin Garrett
“We got to see a real-life ‘Frank,’ the combine from the Cars movie,” Zwart says. “Seeing the animated version is one thing, but now she got to experience the real thing.” [Read More]
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