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Millheim hosts first Fiber Festival Millheim hosts first Fiber Festival
2 hours ago - Centre County Gazette
MILLHEIM — The inaugural Millheim Fiber Festival was held on Sept. 13, with events taking place throughout downtown, including a yarn and craft vendor show held in the Brementown Ballroom on Main Street. Shoppers filled the ballroom, which featured displays from 10 vendors, according to [Read More]
Penns Cave hosts 40th annual Antique Machinery Fall Show Penns Cave hosts 40th annual Antique Machinery Fall Show
1 week ago - Centre County Gazette
CENTRE HALL — The Nittany Antique Machinery Association held its 40th annual Fall Show, Sept. 4 through 7 at Penns Cave. NAMA’s first show was held at Penns Cave farm in September 1975. The attendance and enthusiasm exceeded expectations, so it was decided to hold a show annually, on [Read More]
Coburn Park hosts 12th annual Crickfest Coburn Park hosts 12th annual Crickfest
2 weeks ago - Centre County Gazette
COBURN — The Penns Valley Conservation Association hosted the 12th annual Crickfest in Coburn Park on Aug. 31. The name is derived from “crick,” a slang term for creek. Elk Creek and Pine Creek both merge with Penns Creek at Coburn. This event is a celebration of conservation of [Read More]
Grange Fair defined by tradition Grange Fair defined by tradition
2 weeks ago - Centre County Gazette
CENTRE HALL — If I were to pick one word to describe the Grange Fair, the word would be “tradition.” The fair has been happening in Centre Hall for 140 years, beginning with Grange Master Leonard Rhone’s “pic-nik” in 1874. That’s a long time before [Read More]
Grange Fair kicks off with opening ceremony Grange Fair kicks off with opening ceremony
3 weeks ago - Centre County Gazette
CENTRE HALL — The 140th annual Grange Encampment and Fair kicked off with an opening ceremony on Aug. 21 at the Southside Stage on the fairgrounds. Present at this ceremony were many dignitaries including Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett, Secretary of Agriculture George Greig, Agricultural [Read More]
Bellefonte Community Band director steps down Bellefonte Community Band director steps down
3 weeks ago - Centre County Gazette
CENTRE HALL — Natalie Stanton directed her last concert as director of the Bellefonte Community Band on Aug. 23 at the Grange Fair in Centre Hall. Stanton, who has directed the band since 2008 has decided to step down due to a busy schedule and demands on her time. Stanton, whose home town [Read More]
Mount Nittany Health hosts Health Walk at Grange Fair Mount Nittany Health hosts Health Walk at Grange Fair
3 weeks ago - Centre County Gazette
CENTRE HALL — One of the greatest attractions of Grange Fair is the food. Literally hundreds of food vendors dispense all manner of culinary delights, many of them loaded with sugar and fat. Tenters and campers who spend the week there often find themselves gaining weight, and elevating their [Read More]
Local couple takes 'Americana Tour' vacation Local couple takes 'Americana Tour' vacation
4 weeks ago - Centre County Gazette
SPRING MILLS — This is the time of year when millions of Americans take vacation trips. Beaches are popular destinations, as are scenic wonders such as Niagara Falls, the Grand Canyon, national parks and the ever-popular theme parks around the country. But Greg and Mary Kay Williams of Spring [Read More]
Mid-State Mopars Car Club cruises into Old Fort Mid-State Mopars Car Club cruises into Old Fort
4 weeks ago - Centre County Gazette
OLD FORT — The Mid-State Mopars Car Club held its Fifth annual Cruise-In on the grounds of the Old Fort American Legion on Sunday, Aug. 17. The club members are owners of vehicles made by the Chrysler Corporation brands: Chrysler, Plymouth, Dodge, and DeSoto. The name Mopar originated in [Read More]
Farmers Market draws crowds in Millheim Farmers Market draws crowds in Millheim
5 weeks ago - Centre County Gazette
MILLHEIM — A Farmers Market was in full swing on Aug. 9 at the American Legion in Millheim. This market has become a Millheim tradition over the last 13 years. Running from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Saturday from May through October, the market features foods from farms in the Penns Valley and [Read More]
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