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'Out of the Cold' Helps the Homeless in Happy Valley 'Out of the Cold' Helps the Homeless in Happy Valley
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Bill Horlacher
“I think this is a story of how a community of people is wrapped around this program,” says Kendra Gettig, Out of the Cold board chairwoman. “Last year, we had about 1,100 volunteers... There are just a lot of people who are really committed to this program.” [Read More]
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State College Food Bank Ready for Holiday Season State College Food Bank Ready for Holiday Season
7 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Centre County Report
The holiday season is a time for giving and thinking of others, and for volunteers like Carol Lunkenheimer, the State College Food Bank is a great place to do just that. [Read More]

Carpenter Named Dean of Penn State's College of Arts and Architecture Carpenter Named Dean of Penn State's College of Arts and Architecture
7 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mackenzie Cullen
B. Stephen Carpenter II, professor of art education and African American studies, will serve as the new dean of Penn State’s College of Arts and Architecture beginning Jan. 1, the university announced on Friday. [Read More]

New KFC Set to Open in State College New KFC Set to Open in State College
7 weeks 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]

Festival of Trees to Once Again Light Up the Holiday Season at CPI Festival of Trees to Once Again Light Up the Holiday Season at CPI
7 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Holly Riddle
For the second year, the Central Pennsylvania Institute of Science and Technology (CPI) is organizing the Centre County Festival of Trees, which takes place Dec. 13–15 at the school at 540 N. Harrison Rd., Pleasant Gap. [Read More]

Overcoming the Problem of Confidence Mixed with Ignorance Overcoming the Problem of Confidence Mixed with Ignorance
7 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Patty Kleban
People who only know a little about something tend to overestimate their understanding and abilities, while those who know a lot tend to downplay their expertise. [Read More]

State High Alum Kyla Irwin Finds Her Niche as a UConn Huskie State High Alum Kyla Irwin Finds Her Niche as a UConn Huskie
7 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Bill Horlacher
It would have been easy for Kyla Irwin to enter a good women’s collegiate basketball program in the fall of 2016. But Irwin, holder of State High’s career records for points (2,032) and rebounds (1,188), didn’t make the safe choice. She wanted to pursue her dream. And that meant saying “yes [Read More]

TGIF: State College Weekend Events for Dec. 6-8 TGIF: State College Weekend Events for Dec. 6-8
7 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Geoff Rushton
Holiday events are in full swing, and this weekend is packed with ways to celebrate, including many festive activities in State College, Boalsburg, Lemont and Millheim. [Read More]

Penn State Football: The Dollars & Success of James Franklin Penn State Football: The Dollars & Success of James Franklin
7 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
Let’s say James Franklin’s third contract in a little less than six years is approved on Friday. It will mark his Day No. 2,156 as a Penn State employee. In that time he's won 55 games and one B10 title; made over $30 million; and helped PSU football gross a half-billion dollars. [Read More]

Graduate Hotel Mural Depicts Message of Unity and 'Being Enough' Graduate Hotel Mural Depicts Message of Unity and 'Being Enough'
7 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Lauren Wysseier
When you pass by the Graduate Hotel on South Atherton Street, it’s nearly impossible to miss the wall of shimmering colors that depict a blend of merging, symmetrical faces. Together, these elements form William Snyder III’s most recent mural, “We Are All One.” [Read More]

Centre Furnace Mansion Enters 17th Year of Stocking Stuffer Events Centre Furnace Mansion Enters 17th Year of Stocking Stuffer Events
7 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Centre County Gazette, Connie Cousins
For the 17th straight season, stockings will be stuffed at Centre Furnace Mansion, 1001 E. College Ave.. The Centre County Historical Society's annual Stocking Stuffer holiday market is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and from noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday. [Read More]

Lemont Celebrates the Holidays with German Christmas Market Lemont Celebrates the Holidays with German Christmas Market
7 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - StateCollege.com staff
The 11th Annual German-style “Weihnachtsmarkt”, celebrating Christmas in Lemont, will be held 5-8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6, and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, with local crafts, music, bratwurst and treats, beverages and good spirits. [Read More]

A New 'Nutcracker': Nittany Ballet’s 2019 Holiday Performance Reflects Changes at the Helm A New 'Nutcracker': Nittany Ballet’s 2019 Holiday Performance Reflects Changes at the Helm
7 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Karen Walker, Town&Gown
For nearly 20 years, local audiences have been getting into the holiday spirit with Nittany Ballet’s production of The Nutcracker at Eisenhower Auditorium on the Penn State campus. Audience members who have experienced this annual tradition in the past can expect a few changes this year, according [Read More]

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