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Museum features Grange Fair souvenir exhibit Museum features Grange Fair souvenir exhibit
6 days ago - Centre County Gazette
AARONSBURG — The Penns Valley Historical Museum, located at 244 West Aaron Square in Aaronsburg, is currently displaying an exhibit of souvenirs and other memorabilia from the Grange Fair, in celebration of the fair’s 140th year in 2014. The exhibit consists of a large number of [Read More]
Centre Hall Girl Scouts advance in rank Centre Hall Girl Scouts advance in rank
6 days ago - Centre County Gazette
CENTRE HALL — Junior Girl Scout Troop 4 of Centre Hall held a pizza dinner and Bridging Ceremony on July14, at the farm of Bill Arnold in Colyer. This troop of nine girls is led by Krista Winkelblech. Since their beginning, the troop has been involved in a host of activities. The girls each [Read More]
Bluegrass Festival draws large crowd Bluegrass Festival draws large crowd
2 weeks ago - Centre County Gazette
CENTRE HALL — The sounds of over 20 Bluegrass bands filled the air in Centre Hall for four days on July 10-13, as the eighth annual Remington Ryde Bluegrass Festival came to the Grange Fairgrounds. The festival had previously been held in Reedsville, Mifflin County, but according to festival [Read More]
Remembering an Old Fort landmark Remembering an Old Fort landmark
2 weeks ago - Centre County Gazette
CENTRE HALL — A Penns Valley landmark is no more. The former Fye’s Frosty Kup ice cream stand in Old Fort was demolished to make room for a new Sheetz store. Crashing down along with the blocks and boards were an untold number of memories of good times spent there by residents of the [Read More]
Colyer Parade and Picnic celebrates Independence Day Colyer Parade and Picnic celebrates Independence Day
3 weeks ago - Centre County Gazette
POTTER TOWNSHIP — The village of Colyer, located in the southern end of Potter Township is a quiet little village. But Colyer awakens from its tranquility for one day each year — on the Fourth of July. That’s when the residents of Colyer and the surrounding community get together [Read More]
Centre Hall yard sale event draws large crowds Centre Hall yard sale event draws large crowds
4 weeks ago - Centre County Gazette
My hometown of Centre Hall is best known for the Grange Fair, held in August of each year for the past 140 years. This event packs the town with thousands of people. But, running a close second for packing the town with people, is the Town-Wide Yard Sale Days event held each year on the last full [Read More]
Dustbowl Revival wows crowd at Elk Creek Dustbowl Revival wows crowd at Elk Creek
4 weeks ago - Centre County Gazette
MILLHEIM — Dustbowl Revival, a band based out of Venice, Calif., played to an enthusiastic full-house crowd at the Elk Creek Café & Ale Works in Millheim on June 22. This eight-piece ensemble of West Coast musicians began as a fairly typical folk genre string band in 2008, and has [Read More]
Millheim hosts fifth annual Sprint Triathlon Millheim hosts fifth annual Sprint Triathlon
5 weeks ago - Centre County Gazette
MILLHEIM — The Penns Valley Park and Recreation Association hosted the fifth annual Sprint Triathlon at the Millheim Pool on June 21. The fundraiser consisted of three consecutive athletic events: a 300-yard swim, a 15-mile bicycle ride, and a 3-mile run. According to triathlon registrars, [Read More]
26th annual Bellefonte Cruise draws thousands of spectators 26th annual Bellefonte Cruise draws thousands of spectators
6 weeks ago - Centre County Gazette
BELLEFONTE — The 26th annual Bellefonte Cruise and Car Show featured an open cruise and a sock hop on Friday night, and a car show and cruise for show participants on Saturday. The event, recognized as one of the biggest and best of its kind in central Pennsylvania, attracted hundreds of [Read More]
Millheim Business Community hosts annual Mayfly Festival Millheim Business Community hosts annual Mayfly Festival
6 weeks ago - Centre County Gazette
MILLHEIM — The Millheim Business Community hosted its second annual Millheim Mayfly Festival on June 6 and 7. Main Street was lined with musicians, artists, craft and food vendors, and demonstrations. The festival was named as a tribute to the mayfly, an insect that signifies the beginning of [Read More]
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