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Howard resident crowned 2015 Grange Fair Queen Howard resident crowned 2015 Grange Fair Queen
2 days ago - Centre County Gazette
CENTRE HALL — Alissa Woomer, of Howard, was crowned 2015 Grange Fair Queen on Aug. 19 at during the 12th annual contest held on the Southside Stage in Grange Park. In addition to Woomer, seven other contestants from all around Centre County competed for the crown, including Makayla [Read More]
Baton twirlers compete at Grange Fair Baton twirlers compete at Grange Fair
2 days ago - Centre County Gazette
CENTRE HALL — There were 16 young ladies strutting their stuff during the Aug. 22 baton twirling contest held at the Grange Fair grandstand. According to event coordinator Kris McCloskey, the contest has been held for four years. “This isn’t an NTBA (National Baton Twirling [Read More]
Mount Nittany Health holds sixth annual Health Walk Mount Nittany Health holds sixth annual Health Walk
2 days ago - Centre County Gazette
CENTRE HALL — One of the greatest attractions of the Grange Fair is the food. Hundreds of food vendors on the grounds dispense all manner of culinary delights, and many of them contain plenty of sugar and fat. Tenters and campers who spend the week there often find themselves gaining weight, [Read More]
Tenters prepare for camping at Grange Fair Tenters prepare for camping at Grange Fair
1 week ago - Centre County Gazette
CENTRE HALL — The 141st annual Grange Fair and Encampment will begin this week at Grange Park in Centre Hall. Aug. 16 was a day for tenters to set up before the fair opens on Thursday. In the tent area, pickup trucks and utility trailers snaked down the tent rows. The sound of drills [Read More]
Old Gregg School installs solar water heating system Old Gregg School installs solar water heating system
1 week ago - Centre County Gazette
SPRING MILLS — When the sun shines in Spring Mills, the Old Gregg School Community Center will save money, thanks to a solar powered water heating system being installed on the building’s south side. The project is being funded in part by a grant from the West Penn Power Sustainable [Read More]
Penns Valley band prepares for fall performances Penns Valley band prepares for fall performances
1 week ago - Centre County Gazette
SPRING MILLS — School doesn’t start in Penns Valley for two weeks, but members of the Penns Valley High School Band were already at the school a week ago, hard at work during their annual band camp. The camp is an intensive five-day rehearsal and preparation experience running from [Read More]
Spring Mills man receives outstanding educator award Spring Mills man receives outstanding educator award
1 week ago - Centre County Gazette
STATE COLLEGE — Mark Gentzel, an instructor at the South Hills School of Business and Technology in State College, recently received the Pennsylvania Private School Administrators Outstanding Educator of the Year Award during a ceremony in Mars, Pa. Gentzel teaches English, psychology and [Read More]
Grange Fairgrounds hosts fourth Organic Farm Fest Grange Fairgrounds hosts fourth Organic Farm Fest
2 weeks ago - Centre County Gazette
CENTRE HALL — The fourth annual Pennsylvania Organic Farm Fest was held on the Grange Fairgrounds in Centre Hall on Aug. 7 and 8. The event is hosted by the Spring Mills-based Pennsylvania Certified Organics, which certifies organic farms. Farm Fest featured indoor displays by numerous [Read More]
Local chefs compete for Golden Basket in Boalsburg Local chefs compete for Golden Basket in Boalsburg
2 weeks ago - Centre County Gazette
BOALSBURG — Six local chefs prepared their finest dishes for a panel of six judges to taste and evaluate during the fifth annual Golden Basket Chefs Competition held at the Boalsburg Farmers Market on Aug. 4. Competing chefs were Harrison Schailey, Harrison's Wine Grill and Catering; Mike [Read More]
Centre Hall food market and deli to close this month Centre Hall food market and deli to close this month
3 weeks ago - Centre County Gazette
CENTRE HALL — Confer’s Country Market, a popular grocery store and deli in Centre Hall, will close its doors for the last time on Tuesday, Aug. 18. Store owners Michael and Darlene Confer are soon to become grandparents, and have decided to give up the store operation after 25 years [Read More]
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