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Historic Egg Hill church deteriorating Historic Egg Hill church deteriorating
49 minutes ago - Centre County Gazette
POTTER TOWNSHIP — Since 1838, Egg Hill church has sat along a dirt road deep in the woods of Potter Township. The current building was constructed by congregation members in 1860. [Read More]
Anglers hit the streams in Penns Valley Anglers hit the streams in Penns Valley
1 week ago - Centre County Gazette
SPRING MILLS — The opening day of trout fishing season is a rite of spring in Centre County. The calendar says spring arrived nearly a month ago, but it doesn’t really seem like spring until fishermen line the banks of Centre County creeks. It is well known that some of the best trout [Read More]
Spring Mills hosts annual Rodney Myers Memorial Race Spring Mills hosts annual Rodney Myers Memorial Race
2 weeks ago - Centre County Gazette
SPRING MILLS — The tenth annual Rodney Myers Memorial Run Around Egg Hill was held on April 7 in Spring Mills.  This race is held in memory of Rodney Myers, who was a Penns Valley High School wrestler, and an avid runner who often trained in the Spring Mills and Egg Hill areas. Myers [Read More]
Millheim Fire Company hosts Amish dinner Millheim Fire Company hosts Amish dinner
7 weeks ago - Centre County Gazette
MILLHEIM — Penns Valley is home to many Amish families and farms. Bearded men in straw hats, ladies in long dresses and horses and buggies on the roads have been familiar sights to residents of the valley for the past 50 years. Most Amish in the valley are farmers, and they are known for, [Read More]
Penns Valley EMS Service holds book sale Penns Valley EMS Service holds book sale
7 weeks ago - Centre County Gazette
SPRING MILLS — The Penns Valley EMS Service held a book sale fundraiser at its building on March 2. The sale featured about 1,500 books of all types, neatly arranged by category on folding tables.  EMS Board Chairman David Braucht said the books were donated from the collection of the [Read More]
Penns Valley thespians to present Addams Family musical Penns Valley thespians to present Addams Family musical
8 weeks ago - Centre County Gazette
SPRING MILLS — Many folks remember the quirky mid-1960’s Television sitcom “The Addams Family,” whose finger-snapping theme song proclaimed “They’re creepy and they’re kooky, mysterious and spooky. They’re all together ooky - The Addams [Read More]
Higgins discusses county services at history dinner Higgins discusses county services at history dinner
14 weeks ago - Centre County Gazette
SPRING MILLS — The Penns Valley Historical Museum held a history dinner meeting on Jan. 9, at the New Hope Lutheran Church on Route 45, west of Spring Mills.  The group of about 35 people enjoyed a dinner prepared and served by members of the New Hope Lutheran Church. Guest speaker for [Read More]
Penns Valley Food Market Is Going Solar Penns Valley Food Market Is Going Solar
17 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Centre County Gazette, Sam Stitzer
Burkholder’s Market, located near Millheim, is joining the ranks of businesses using solar power to generate electricity for its operation. [Read More]
Boalsburg ceremony remembers Pearl Harbor attack Boalsburg ceremony remembers Pearl Harbor attack
19 weeks ago - Centre County Gazette
BOALSBURG — We have all seen the grainy, black and white newsreel films showing the Japanese attack on the American naval fleet at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. The films show twisted metal, flames, and huge clouds of thick, black smoke rising high into the sky. The next scene shows President Franklin [Read More]
Holiday events draw crowds in Spring Mills and Centre Hall Holiday events draw crowds in Spring Mills and Centre Hall
19 weeks ago - Centre County Gazette
The 10th annual Holiday Craft Fair was held on December 8 at the Old Gregg School Community Center in Spring Mills as a fundraiser supporting the center’s year-round activities. Vendors filled the gymnasium and first floor hallway in the building. The gymnasium was a hub of activity, as all [Read More]
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