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Higgins discusses county services at history dinner Higgins discusses county services at history dinner
5 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
8 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
10 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
10 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]
Merry Millheim celebrates Christmas season Merry Millheim celebrates Christmas season
10 weeks ago - Centre County Gazette
MILLHEIM — The Christmas season opened in Millheim on Friday, Nov. 30, and Saturday, Dec. 1, with the town’s eighth annual Merry Millheim celebration. This occasion featured several events including music, crafts and other activities held in and around downtown Millheim. Friday night [Read More]
Penns Valley Offers Many Seasonal Events Penns Valley Offers Many Seasonal Events
12 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Centre County Gazette, Sam Stitzer
Penns Valley will be celebrating the holiday season with many Christmas-themed events, including the annual “Merry Millheim” celebration on Friday, Nov. 30, and Saturday, Dec. 1. [Read More]
New veterans memorial debuts at Centre Hall American Legion building New veterans memorial debuts at Centre Hall American Legion building
13 weeks ago - Centre County Gazette
CENTRE HALL — American Legion Post 779 of Centre Hall dedicated a new veterans memorial at its Old Fort building Nov. 9. The memorial is the culmination of a project begun in 2016, designed to honor all those who served in the United States military. American Legion member Van Jodon, who [Read More]
Penns Valley High School dedicates newly renovated building Penns Valley High School dedicates newly renovated building
19 weeks ago - Centre County Gazette
SPRING MILLS — On Sept. 26, a public dedication ceremony attended by about 150 people was held in the Penns Valley High School auditorium for the recent major renovations to the building. The ceremony was the culmination of a multi-million dollar project which began in June 2017 and includes [Read More]
Historic Egg Hill Church honors its past once a year Historic Egg Hill Church honors its past once a year
19 weeks ago - Centre County Gazette
SPRING MILLS — Deep in the woods of Potter Township, on a narrow dirt road between Sinking Creek and Georges Valley, stands Egg Hill Church.  A weathered, wooden, one-room structure, it stands as a monument to the faith and tenacity of the early settlers of Penns Valley. The original [Read More]
Penns Valley High School opens new gymnasium Penns Valley High School opens new gymnasium
21 weeks ago - Centre County Gazette
SPRING MILLS — Penns Valley High School christened its new gymnasium Sept. 11 when the school's girls' volleyball team took on Clearfield High. The facility is the focal point of a $15.5 million renovation project that began in June 2017. The 1,200-seat gymnasium contains 12,320 square feet [Read More]
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