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Community Spotlight: Center for Alternatives in Community Justice Community Spotlight: Center for Alternatives in Community Justice
9 weeks ago - StateCollege.com
These are difficult times. Although it may be nice to be together at home, it can also stir up conflict. Conflict is a normal part of life but during these extra stressful times our emotions can diminish our patience and understanding of and for each other. [Read More]

The Corner Room Giving Free Groceries to Community Members in Need The Corner Room Giving Free Groceries to Community Members in Need
9 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Geoff Rushton
The Corner Room has been closed since the statewide shutdown on dine-in service to combat the spread of COVID-19. But the iconic downtown State College restaurant is still finding ways to help community members in need. [Read More]

It’s Time to Make Lemonade It’s Time to Make Lemonade
9 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Joe Battista
This is the exact time when you must conjure up all your creativity, resilience, grit, courage and a positive mindset to help yourself, and others, to stay focused on what you can control. It is time to “make lemonade out of lemons” as best as you can. [Read More]

Meals on Wheels Finds Ways to Roll on Despite Trying Times Meals on Wheels Finds Ways to Roll on Despite Trying Times
9 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Centre County Gazette, Vincent Corso
How do you deliver meals to people who cannot go out of their homes, when the government is saying that nobody should be leaving their homes? This is the challenge for State College Area Meals on Wheels. [Read More]

Making a Difference, One Labrador Retriever at a Time Making a Difference, One Labrador Retriever at a Time
9 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Patty Kleban
There is goodness at the heart of State College resident Maggie Peacock. In the past six years or so, Maggie has fostered 24 Labrador retrievers as they transition from puppy mills, animal shelters and owner surrenders to their new homes. She serves as an intake counselor, working with families who [Read More]

Community Spotlight: Blanca's Detailed Cleaning Community Spotlight: Blanca's Detailed Cleaning
9 weeks ago - StateCollege.com
Many of Blanca’s Detailed Cleaning clients are overwhelmed with keeping their household going, families engaged and consoled, and managing their businesses or jobs in this rapidly changing environment. Without professional help cleaning and disinfecting their homes, their immediate environment bec [Read More]

Community Spotlight: Hello Social Co. Community Spotlight: Hello Social Co.
9 weeks ago - StateCollege.com
To take our Focus on Local Approach one step further during this time of need, we’re encouraging participation in the #FocusonLocalChallenge. Can you commit to helping one business in your community per day, in some way? Whether it's ordering takeout, purchasing a gift card for future use, or jus [Read More]

Community Spotlight: A Basket Full Community Spotlight: A Basket Full
9 weeks ago - StateCollege.com
A Basket Full is located in a historical house at 121 E. Main St. in Boalsburg. The current proprietor, Pam Bair, has been bringing gifts and accessories to the area for 30 years. As the name implies, you can expect to fill your basket with a wide array of items perfect for your needs. [Read More]

State College Mask Makers Put Sewing Skills to Work for Medical Community State College Mask Makers Put Sewing Skills to Work for Medical Community
9 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Centre County Gazette, Vincent Corso
Rachael Huxford looked around at everything that was going on with the coronavirus pandemic over the past few weeks and asked herself what she could do to help. She saw the need for face masks in the medical community and after doing some research, decided her sewing skills could help make a differe [Read More]

Community Spotlight: Nittany Greyhounds Community Spotlight: Nittany Greyhounds
9 weeks ago - StateCollege.com
Nittany Greyhounds is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that has rehomed retired racing greyhounds for 25 years. They provide the State College community with boarding kennel services for all breeds of dogs, and depend on donations, boarding kennel fees, and their annual Greyhounds in Gettysburg e [Read More]

Community Spotlight: Mid-State Literacy Council Community Spotlight: Mid-State Literacy Council
9 weeks ago - StateCollege.com
We are proud of our students and volunteer tutors who are continuing to learn. Staff members are working from home providing instructional plans and coaching, and currently, our trained volunteers are teaching using Zoom, mail, and phone to provide life-saving education. [Read More]

How Local Shelters and Housing Programs Are Managing COVID-19 Challenges How Local Shelters and Housing Programs Are Managing COVID-19 Challenges
9 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Geoff Rushton
As social distancing becomes a key tactic in overcoming the spread of COVID-19, shelters and other housing assistance programs face their own set of challenges as they work to make sure their clients are safe while no longer able to stay in typically close quarters. [Read More]

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