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Grange Fair kicks off with opening ceremony Grange Fair kicks off with opening ceremony
5 days ago - Centre County Gazette
CENTRE HALL — The 140th annual Grange Encampment and Fair kicked off with an opening ceremony on Aug. 21 at the Southside Stage on the fairgrounds. Present at this ceremony were many dignitaries including Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett, Secretary of Agriculture George Greig, Agricultural [Read More]
Bellefonte Community Band director steps down Bellefonte Community Band director steps down
5 days ago - Centre County Gazette
CENTRE HALL — Natalie Stanton directed her last concert as director of the Bellefonte Community Band on Aug. 23 at the Grange Fair in Centre Hall. Stanton, who has directed the band since 2008 has decided to step down due to a busy schedule and demands on her time. Stanton, whose home town [Read More]
Mount Nittany Health hosts Health Walk at Grange Fair Mount Nittany Health hosts Health Walk at Grange Fair
5 days ago - Centre County Gazette
CENTRE HALL — One of the greatest attractions of Grange Fair is the food. Literally hundreds of food vendors dispense all manner of culinary delights, many of them loaded with sugar and fat. Tenters and campers who spend the week there often find themselves gaining weight, and elevating their [Read More]
Local couple takes 'Americana Tour' vacation Local couple takes 'Americana Tour' vacation
2 weeks ago - Centre County Gazette
SPRING MILLS — This is the time of year when millions of Americans take vacation trips. Beaches are popular destinations, as are scenic wonders such as Niagara Falls, the Grand Canyon, national parks and the ever-popular theme parks around the country. But Greg and Mary Kay Williams of Spring [Read More]
Mid-State Mopars Car Club cruises into Old Fort Mid-State Mopars Car Club cruises into Old Fort
2 weeks ago - Centre County Gazette
OLD FORT — The Mid-State Mopars Car Club held its Fifth annual Cruise-In on the grounds of the Old Fort American Legion on Sunday, Aug. 17. The club members are owners of vehicles made by the Chrysler Corporation brands: Chrysler, Plymouth, Dodge, and DeSoto. The name Mopar originated in [Read More]
Farmers Market draws crowds in Millheim Farmers Market draws crowds in Millheim
3 weeks ago - Centre County Gazette
MILLHEIM — A Farmers Market was in full swing on Aug. 9 at the American Legion in Millheim. This market has become a Millheim tradition over the last 13 years. Running from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Saturday from May through October, the market features foods from farms in the Penns Valley and [Read More]
Organic Farm Fest draws crowds to Grange Fairgrounds Organic Farm Fest draws crowds to Grange Fairgrounds
4 weeks ago - Centre County Gazette
CENTRE HALL — The third annual Pennsylvania Organic Farm Fest was held on the Grange Fairgrounds in Centre Hall on Aug. 1 and 2. The event was hosted by Pennsylvania Certified Organics, based in Spring Mills, which is celebrating its 17th year of certifying organic farms. The fest kicked off [Read More]
Historic race car comes home Historic race car comes home
4 weeks ago - Centre County Gazette
STATE COLLEGE — Chevrolet rocked the automotive world in 1967 when it introduced the sporty Camaro. It was designed to offer serious competition to the Ford Mustang, which had been a runaway sales success since mid-1964. Available in coupe and convertible models, the Camaro could be had with [Read More]
Vintage Race Car Comes Home Vintage Race Car Comes Home
4 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Centre County Gazette, Sam Stitzer
"I was 17 years old, and was driving a Chevelle SS396 coming up out of Bellefonte when I saw Bob (Thomas) in the Camaro behind me waving at me. I floored the Chevelle and he passed me like I was going backward," says Stocker. [Read More]
Pleasant Gap Fire Company celebrates 100 years of service Pleasant Gap Fire Company celebrates 100 years of service
5 weeks ago - Centre County Gazette
PLEASANT GAP — The Pleasant Gap Fire Company held its annual parade and carnival on July 23 through July 26. The parade took place on July 24, marching through Pleasant Gap on Main Street (state Route 144) to the carnival grounds on Robinson Lane. The hour-long parade featured the Bellefonte [Read More]
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