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New KFC Set to Open in State College New KFC Set to Open in State College
3 hours ago - StateCollege.com - Geoff Rushton
After being absent from the Centre Region for about eight years, Kentucky Fried Chicken is ready to open for business again in State College. [Read More]
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The Literature of College Football The Literature of College Football
6 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Jay Paterno
It gained an unshakable hold on us. Evidence of the game’s hold seeped into popular culture, including references by great American writers. Over a century ago, F. Scott Fitzgerald became a convert as a Princeton freshman when the Tigers and their eastern university brethren were among the elite o [Read More]

Nature's Ways: Shaggy Mane Mushrooms — a Tasty Autumn Treat Nature's Ways: Shaggy Mane Mushrooms — a Tasty Autumn Treat
6 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Centre County Gazette, Mark Nale
Cooler autumn temperatures bring on colored leaves, archery hunting, spawning trout and scaly, cream-colored shaggy manes. [Read More]

Penn State Granted 'Happy Valley' Trademark Penn State Granted 'Happy Valley' Trademark
6 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Geoff Rushton
Penn State scored a victory in its nearly yearlong effort to trademark Happy Valley on Tuesday when the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office added the geographic descriptor to its supplemental registry with the university as the registrant. [Read More]

Lunch with Mimi: Blue Band Director Gregory Drane Takes Pride in Challenging His Students While Entertaining Fans Lunch with Mimi: Blue Band Director Gregory Drane Takes Pride in Challenging His Students While Entertaining Fans
6 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Town & Gown
Gregory Drane, Penn State Blue Band director since 2015, discusses what happens behind the scenes with the marching band, the need for increased diversity, as well as scholarship funding for Blue Band students. [Read More]

Happy Valley Cruise Prepares to Set Sail in March Happy Valley Cruise Prepares to Set Sail in March
6 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Centre County Gazette, Karen Walker
Franco Harris, Sue Paterno, Jordan Norwood and at least 11 more Penn State sports legends, along with a group of enthusiastic Penn State fans, will take to the sea in March on the second annual Happy Valley Cruise. [Read More]

Local Volunteer Spends 35 Years Helping at PAWS Local Volunteer Spends 35 Years Helping at PAWS
6 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Centre County Report
Every dog has its day, and for Liz Strickler, every days has its dog — or quite a few. Strickler is dog team coordinator and adoption counselor at Centre County PAWS, and she's always had a passion for pets. Since 1985, she's been volunteering at the no-kill shelter committed to finding forever [Read More]

As Project Moves Forward, Whitehall Road Regional Park Gets $100,000 Grant for Sports Field Lights As Project Moves Forward, Whitehall Road Regional Park Gets $100,000 Grant for Sports Field Lights
6 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Geoff Rushton
A newly announced state grant will give a boost to one much-desired aspect of the long-planned Whitehall Road Regional Park. [Read More]

Local Use Fee Funding to Aid Infrastructure Projects Local Use Fee Funding to Aid Infrastructure Projects
6 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Centre County Gazette, Vincent Corso
An undersized drainage system is causing problems in Port Matilda. The size of the system has bred flooding issues that are affecting the borough building and garages, as well as the rail line that runs through town. Now, borough officials are looking to the state and county for money to remedy the [Read More]

The Historic Sports Accomplishment You Might Have Missed The Historic Sports Accomplishment You Might Have Missed
6 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Joe Battista
Over the past weekend there were some amazing sporting events taking place both locally and on a bigger stage. But one of the most significant might not have made it onto your radar screen here in Happy Valley. [Read More]

Hit Broadway Musical 'A Bronx Tale' Set to Play Eisenhower Auditorium Hit Broadway Musical 'A Bronx Tale' Set to Play Eisenhower Auditorium
6 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - StateCollege.com staff
The North American Tour of “A Bronx Tale,” the new musical featuring a book by Academy Award nominee Chazz Palminteri; music by Oscar, Grammy and Tony award winner Alan Menken; and lyrics by Grammy winner and Oscar and Tony nominee Glenn Slater will make its Penn State debut at 7:30 p.m. Wednesd [Read More]

Council Split on Guidelines for Picking Interim Mayor Council Split on Guidelines for Picking Interim Mayor
6 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Geoff Rushton
Should a current Penn State employee be disqualified from consideration for interim mayor of State College? Borough council members had conflicting views on that — one of several proposed guidelines for selecting Mayor Don Hahn's replacement — during a work session on Friday afternoon. [Read More]

First-Time Home Buyer Program Reaches More Than $3 Million in Assistance First-Time Home Buyer Program Reaches More Than $3 Million in Assistance
6 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Centre County Gazette, Vincent Corso
Since 1996, Centre County’s First Time Home Buyer Program has helped 370 home buyers get into their homes with $3 million in assistance for down payments and closing costs. [Read More]

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