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Kards for Kids tourney raises money for charities Kards for Kids tourney raises money for charities
5 days ago - Centre County Gazette
STATE COLLEGE — The 16th annual Kards for Kids charity poker tournament was held Jan. 30 in the atrium of the Ramada Inn in State College. The event benefited four local organizations: Centre County YMCAs, Centre County Youth Services Bureau, Boy Scouts of America and Kid-Tech, an [Read More]
Boalsburg Cub Scouts use January meeting to make Jared Boxes Boalsburg Cub Scouts use January meeting to make Jared Boxes
2 weeks ago - Centre County Gazette
BOALSBURG — Members of Cub Scout Pack 380 in Boalsburg assembled Jared Boxes during the pack's Jan. 21 meeting at the Harris Township Lions Club building. A Jared Box is a plastic storage box filled with small toys, games, books, crayons, puzzles and other fun activities for children. Each [Read More]
Dinner highlights Penns Valley's 'other' round barn Dinner highlights Penns Valley's 'other' round barn
3 weeks ago - Centre County Gazette
Nearly everyone in Centre County is familiar with the historic round barn along Route 45, west of Centre Hall. This picturesque, bright red structure, built by carpenter Aaron Thomas in 1910 for Calvin Neff, has been the subject of countless photographs, paintings and admiring glances by [Read More]
Spring Mills man honored at Farm Show Spring Mills man honored at Farm Show
4 weeks ago - Centre County Gazette
SPRING MILLS — On Jan. 10, Abraham Allebach, of Spring Mills, was inducted into the Pennsylvania Farm Show Draft Horse Hall of Fame during the 100th annual Farm Show in Harrisburg. Allebach and his family own and operate Windermere Farms, located at 3971 Brush Valley Road in Gregg Township, [Read More]
Local author to release book on Bellefonte Academy Local author to release book on Bellefonte Academy
5 weeks ago - Centre County Gazette
MILLHEIM — Millheim resident Ralph Gray, a retired Penns Valley High School mathematics teacher, is putting the finishing touches on his second book in as many years. His new offering, “The School on the Hill,” tells the nearly 200-year history of the Bellefonte Academy, a [Read More]
My most memorable New Year's Day My most memorable New Year's Day
5 weeks ago - Centre County Gazette
The dawning of a new year spawns a dichotomy of simultaneously looking forward and backwards in time. We embrace the promises of the future, and we relive memorable times of the past. New Year’s Day is typically a rather laid back holiday. Around here, we eat pork and sauerkraut, watch the [Read More]
New YMCA opens in Penns Valley New YMCA opens in Penns Valley
6 weeks ago - Centre County Gazette
SPRING MILLS — A former 13,400-square-foot factory in Spring Mills has been extensively remodeled and now is Penns Valley's new YMCA branch. The building, located at 1 Streamside Place, previously was the home of Gettig Engineering. “The whole thing got gutted — completely [Read More]
Event Brings a Merry Christmas to Needy Families Event Brings a Merry Christmas to Needy Families
6 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Centre County Gazette, Sam Stitzer
On Dec. 18, a group of Elks members and other community volunteers, ranging in age from 12-year-old Vivian Scott to senior citizens, helped to organize the many bags of toys and racks of clothing items that were collected. [Read More]
Event brings a Merry Christmas to needy families Event brings a Merry Christmas to needy families
7 weeks ago - Centre County Gazette
BOALSBURG — The State College Elks Club, working with the Toys for Tots program and the State College Food Bank, conducted its annual Christmas charity event Dec. 19 at the Mountain View Country Club near Boalsburg. On Dec. 18, a group of Elks members and other community volunteers, ranging [Read More]
Centre Hall students decorate gingerbread houses Centre Hall students decorate gingerbread houses
7 weeks ago - Centre County Gazette
CENTRE HALL — It resembled an aerial view of a development, with rows of houses adorned with brightly colored Christmas decorations and pine trees in their front yards. But this display featured houses made of gingerbread, all decorated Dec. 21 by pre-kindergarten through fourth-grade [Read More]
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