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The Runaround: Social Distance Running The Runaround: Social Distance Running
1 day ago - StateCollege.com - Doug Schunk
Compared to the rest of the world, the problems faced by runners have been fairly trivial. That said, it does stink to find out a race you have been training months for has been postponed or canceled. But many races are starting to offer a virtual race option. [Read More]
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Economy in Philipsburg, Rush Twp. on the Upswing Economy in Philipsburg, Rush Twp. on the Upswing
6 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Centre County Gazette, Teresa Mull
Stan LaFuria, Moshannon Valley Economic Development Partnership executive director, started working for the partnership 29 years ago. “I can remember when I got here and how bad it was,” LaFuria said. “How we’ve changed in a generation — it’s amazing.” [Read More]

CentrePeace, County to Sign New Agreement for Inmate Program CentrePeace, County to Sign New Agreement for Inmate Program
6 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Geoff Rushton
Since it opened in 1993, CentrePeace in Bellefonte has collaborated with the Centre County Correctional Facility to provide inmates with work opportunities and job and social skills training. [Read More]

Taco Bell Closes in Downtown State College Taco Bell Closes in Downtown State College
6 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Geoff Rushton
The Taco Bell in downtown State College closed on Wednesday. [Read More]

Plumb’s Drug Store, Famed for Its Old-Fashioned Soda Fountain, Lives on as Independent Pharmacy with Focus on Treating Customers Like Family Plumb’s Drug Store, Famed for Its Old-Fashioned Soda Fountain, Lives on as Independent Pharmacy with Focus on Treating Customers Like Family
6 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Holly Riddle, Town&Gown
Plumb’s Drug Store first opened its doors in 1951, with Edward L. Plumb Jr. at the helm. Not a lot has changed since. Walk inside and you’ll see much of the same decor and fixtures that have been there since the 1950s. [Read More]

Road and Bridge Projects on Deck for Centre County in 2020 Road and Bridge Projects on Deck for Centre County in 2020
6 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Geoff Rushton
It's almost spring, and that also means it's almost road work season in Centre County. [Read More]

Nature's Ways: The Blue Jay — Our Largest, Regular Bird Feeder Guest Nature's Ways: The Blue Jay — Our Largest, Regular Bird Feeder Guest
6 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Centre County Gazette, Mark Nale
Each fall when the acorns matured, one bird species would flock to the row of pin oaks in front of the high school where I taught. Their noisy calls, large size and bold colors made them easy to identify. Blue jays - sometimes a dozen or more — would come in at one time to feast on the tiny acorns [Read More]

Apollo’s Fire Will Animate Vivaldi’s Popular Seasonal Concertos in Performance at Schwab Apollo’s Fire Will Animate Vivaldi’s Popular Seasonal Concertos in Performance at Schwab
6 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - John Mark Rafacz, Town&Gown
In its sixth appearance at Penn State, Apollo’s Fire, The Cleveland Baroque Orchestra, will perform Antonio Vivaldi’s beloved concertos as the revolutionary acts of musical storytelling the composer intended them to be. Four Seasons Rediscovered will bring Vivaldi’s pictorial descriptions to l [Read More]

Hong Kong Ballet Cancels Eisenhower Auditorium Show, Other U.S. Dates Amid Coronavirus Outbreak Hong Kong Ballet Cancels Eisenhower Auditorium Show, Other U.S. Dates Amid Coronavirus Outbreak
6 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Geoff Rushton
Hong Kong Ballet has canceled its upcoming United States tour, including a performance at Penn State's Eisenhower Auditorium, because of the growing novel coronavirus outbreak that originated in mainland China. [Read More]

Centre County United Way Campaign Raises More Than $1.7 Million Centre County United Way Campaign Raises More Than $1.7 Million
6 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Geoff Rushton
Centre County United Way's 2019 campaign raised $1,747,158, the organization announced at its annual celebration on Tuesday night. [Read More]

Alex Ramos Focuses on Details in His Realistic Still-Life Paintings Alex Ramos Focuses on Details in His Realistic Still-Life Paintings
6 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Karen Walker, Town&Gown
Alex Ramos has always had an eye for detail. As a child, he created meticulously detailed pencil drawings. As a production editor, he focuses on the fine details of text. And as an artist, his attention to detail allows him to create intricately realistic still-life paintings. [Read More]

Jazz Band's Leap Year Dance to Benefit IHS Jazz Band's Leap Year Dance to Benefit IHS
6 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Holly Riddle
The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Centre County Jazz Band is hosting a Leap Year Dance, 7–9:30 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 29, to benefit Interfaith Human Services. The 16-piece band will be playing dance favorites across a range of genres, including swing, rock and big band music. [Read More]

Some Lessons for Happy Valley from Orlando Some Lessons for Happy Valley from Orlando
6 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - John Hook
I find myself in late February visiting Lake Buena Vista, Florida – better known as the home of Disney World – pondering if there are any tidbits of information our newly-minted Adventure Bureau can glean from what has to be the most successful transformation of an American city that doesn’t i [Read More]

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