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Centre Hall Cub Scouts go racing Centre Hall Cub Scouts go racing
2 days ago - Centre County Gazette
CENTRE HALL — Cub Scout Pack 20 of Centre Hall held its annual Pinewood Derby, which dates back to the 1960s, at St. Luke Lutheran Church on Feb. 21. There were about 25 cars competing for honors. Cubs and their parents work together to carve the racers from blocks of pine, then finish and [Read More]
Church dinner raises funds to pay mortgage Church dinner raises funds to pay mortgage
2 days ago - Centre County Gazette
PLEASANT GAP — New Hope United Methodist Church, located at 1089 E. College Ave., east of Pleasant Gap in Spring Township, held a spaghetti dinner fundraiser on Feb. 22. A contemporary-style worship service followed the meal. This dinner was held to raise funds to help pay the loan the [Read More]
State College Man was Model Aviation Pioneer State College Man was Model Aviation Pioneer
5 days ago - StateCollege.com - Centre County Gazette, Sam Stitzer
In high school, Brown finally started fabricating parts for his engine while, in his words, "just monkeying around." All the work on it was done in his father's machine shop, including the spark plug, which was made just like big aircraft plugs, with a built-up mica insulator. [Read More]
Historic Centre Hall building gets renovation and new tenants Historic Centre Hall building gets renovation and new tenants
1 week ago - Centre County Gazette
CENTRE HALL — A historic building in Centre Hall has recently received a major renovation and a new tenant. The two-story brown brick building at 219 N. Pennsylvania Ave. was constructed in 1912 to be the printing plant for the Centre Reporter newspaper. This publication began in Aaronsburg [Read More]
Centre County man was a model aviation pioneer Centre County man was a model aviation pioneer
1 week ago - Centre County Gazette
Those who know me know that one of my passions is the building and flying of radio-controlled model airplanes. I began this hobby in 1972, and joined the State College Radio Control Club in 1981. It was in that club that I met one of the hobby’s true pioneers, Bill Brown, who passed away in [Read More]
Rebersburg mother and daughter make music together Rebersburg mother and daughter make music together
2 weeks ago - Centre County Gazette
REBERSBURG — A mother and daughter from Rebersburg joined the Bellefonte Community Band last September, both playing clarinets. Jo Pratt and her daughter Kristin played their first concerts with the band in December, performing in a holiday concert as part of Bellefonte Victorian Christmas [Read More]
Centre Hall Boy Scout hosting spaghetti supper fundraiser Centre Hall Boy Scout hosting spaghetti supper fundraiser
2 weeks ago - Centre County Gazette
CENTRE HALL — On Saturday, Feb. 14, Timothy Breon, of Boy Scout Troop 20 in Centre Hall, will be holding a Valentine’s Day Spaghetti Dinner as a fundraiser for his Eagle project. The dinner will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Old Fort American Legion Post 779. Legion staff will cook [Read More]
Park Forest Middle School hosts technology competition Park Forest Middle School hosts technology competition
3 weeks ago - Centre County Gazette
STATE COLLEGE — The Pennsylvania Technology Student Association held a regional conference at Park Forest Middle School on Jan. 31. About 400 middle and high school technology education students from five central Pennsylvania counties competed in about 60 different technology and leadership [Read More]
Seven Mountains Scout Camp hosts 44th Klondike Derby Seven Mountains Scout Camp hosts 44th Klondike Derby
3 weeks ago - Centre County Gazette
SPRING MILLS — On the morning of Jan. 31, the outside temperature hovered in single digits. Several inches of fresh snow covered the ground and snow flurries were falling. It was not most people’s favorite weather, but for about 600 Boy Scouts and their leaders gathered at the Seven [Read More]
Retired Teacher Authors Book About State College/Bellefonte Football Rivalry Retired Teacher Authors Book About State College/Bellefonte Football Rivalry
3 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Centre County Gazette, Sam Stitzer
In 1940, some Penn State students found an old iron kettle which became the trophy for the Bellefonte-State College games beginning in 1941. The series remained a close battle, with State College holding just a two-victory edge until 1956, which Gray calls a "critical year." [Read More]
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