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Penns Valley students plant flowers for courtyard garden project   Penns Valley students plant flowers for courtyard garden project
1 day ago - Centre County Gazette
A group of first-grade students at the Penns Valley Elementary and Intermediate School are getting their hands dirty while learning about plants this year. On Sept. 19, Jim Flanagan, from the Penns Valley Conservation Association, assisted by Dan Shimp, known as Farmer Dan, gave a presentation on [Read More]
Millheim celebrates fourth annual Oktoberfest Millheim celebrates fourth annual Oktoberfest
1 day ago - Centre County Gazette
The Millheim Fire Company carnival grounds was the site for the fourth annual Oktoberfest on Sept. 24. The event, created by Tim Bowser and Cheryl Stamm, of Elk Creek Café & Aleworks in Millheim, is a fundraiser for the fire company. Bowser said the event has grown steadily since its [Read More]
Snow Shoe's fall festival features vintage cars Snow Shoe's fall festival features vintage cars
1 week ago - Centre County Gazette
The annual Snow Shoe Fall Festival and Car Show was held Sept. 17 at Snow Shoe Park, with proceeds going toward the town's veterans memorial. [Read More]
Boalsburg Cub Scouts hold Cub Olympic event Boalsburg Cub Scouts hold Cub Olympic event
2 weeks ago - Centre County Gazette
Boalsburg is a long way from Rio de Janeiro, but both towns hosted Olympics this year. Of course, the Boalsburg event was on a much smaller scale — Cub Scout Pack 380 held its annual Cub Olympics at Blue Spring Park on Sept. 11. [Read More]
Antique Machinery show draws a crowd Antique Machinery show draws a crowd
2 weeks ago - Centre County Gazette
The Nittany Antique Machinery Association recently held its annual fall show at Penns Cave. [Read More]
Crickfest draws crowds to Coburn Park Crickfest draws crowds to Coburn Park
3 weeks ago - Centre County Gazette
The Penns Valley Conservation Association hosted its 14th annual Crickfest in Coburn Park on Sept. 4. The name of the event, derived from “crick,” a slang term for creek, is appropriate — Elk Creek and Pine Creek both flow into Penns Creek at Coburn. [Read More]
Planes Compete in Potter Township Aerobatic Contest Planes Compete in Potter Township Aerobatic Contest
4 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Centre County Gazette, Sam Stitzer
The sky over Centre Air Park in Potter Township was busy with airplanes performing precision aerobatics. But, no pilots were risking their lives doing the daredevil maneuvers: The planes were radio-controlled models competing in an International Miniature Aerobatic Club contest hosted by the State C [Read More]
Planes compete in Potter Township aerobatic contest Planes compete in Potter Township aerobatic contest
4 weeks ago - Centre County Gazette
The sky over Centre Air Park in Potter Township was busy on Aug. 27 with airplanes performing precision aerobatics. But, no pilots were risking their lives doing the daredevil maneuvers. [Read More]
Penns Valley students return to school Penns Valley students return to school
4 weeks ago - Centre County Gazette
At 7:55 a.m. Aug. 29, a school bus rolled down Manor Road into Centre Hall, coming to a stop at James Avenue. The doors opened and eight backpack-toting children from the Grandview Terrace neighborhood climbed aboard for the trip to the Centre Hall-Potter Elementary School. [Read More]
Group makes presentation to Centre Hall veteran Group makes presentation to Centre Hall veteran
5 weeks ago - Centre County Gazette
On Aug. 15, Centre Hall resident Nathan Summers was presented with a quilt from the Quilts of Valor organization in honor of his military service in the Vietnam War. [Read More]
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