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'Out of the Cold' Helps the Homeless in Happy Valley 'Out of the Cold' Helps the Homeless in Happy Valley
18 hours 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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Boalsburg Hometown Christmas Shares the Village's Rich History Boalsburg Hometown Christmas Shares the Village's Rich History
7 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Special to The Gazette
The Boalsburg Hometown Christmas committee welcomes local residents and those from neighboring communities to celebrate the coming holiday season on Dec. 7. [Read More]

Boal Mansion to Host Tour, Holiday Market and More Boal Mansion to Host Tour, Holiday Market and More
7 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Centre County Gazette, Connie Cousins
The Columbus Chapel and Boal Mansion Museum, 163 Boal Estate Drive, will host three days of holiday festivities this weekend. [Read More]

Hahn Presides Over Final Council Meeting as Mayor Hahn Presides Over Final Council Meeting as Mayor
8 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Geoff Rushton
Don Hahn has only been mayor of State College for two years, but when he handed off the gavel at Monday night's borough council meeting it marked the end of an era in local government. [Read More]

Winning Lottery Ticket Worth $1.95 Million Sold in State College Winning Lottery Ticket Worth $1.95 Million Sold in State College
8 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Geoff Rushton
A jackpot-winning lottery ticket worth $1.95 million, before taxes, was sold at a State College area grocery store, according to the Pennsylvania Lottery. [Read More]

Community Members Express Support, Concerns for 'Summers on Allen' Proposal Community Members Express Support, Concerns for 'Summers on Allen' Proposal
8 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Geoff Rushton
State College Borough Council will vote in two weeks on a proposal to make South Allen Street a temporary pedestrian plaza for two month next summer, and at a public hearing on Monday community members offered their input. [Read More]

Author! Author! Author! Author!
8 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - John Hook
As a kid I never imagined that I would someday know someone who wrote a book. It was inconceivable. As I sit here today in Happy Valley, this mecca of authorship, it turns out I know many people who have written books. [Read More]

Active Adult Center Looks to Install Partition for More Multitasking Active Adult Center Looks to Install Partition for More Multitasking
8 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Centre County Gazette, Vincent Corso
There is always a lot going on at Centre Region Active Adult Center in the Nittany Mall, from dance classes to bridge games. After all, they don’t call it an active adult center for nothing. But, with so many activities going on, sometimes the programs disrupt each other. [Read More]

The Runaround: Running on Empty The Runaround: Running on Empty
8 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Cheryl Keller Capone
If you are part of the running community in any capacity, then you are likely familiar with Mary Cain’s recent New York Times op-ed piece in which she describes physical and emotional abuse by her former coach, Alberto Salazar, while she was training at the Nike Oregon Project. [Read More]

Cat Café Zoning Approved in State College Cat Café Zoning Approved in State College
8 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Geoff Rushton
State College Borough Council on Monday approved a zoning amendment that clears the way for a proposed new cat café on West College Avenue. [Read More]

'It's Really About the Whole Person.' New Crisis Assessment Center Connects People and Resources 'It's Really About the Whole Person.' New Crisis Assessment Center Connects People and Resources
8 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Geoff Rushton
Centre County's new 24-hour, walk-in mental health crisis assessment center will soon be open to the public, offering anyone in need the opportunity to connect with support, services and resources. [Read More]

Hub Works to Put Farm-Fresh Food in Local Bellies Hub Works to Put Farm-Fresh Food in Local Bellies
8 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Centre County Gazette, Vincent Corso
When Travis Lesser, the founder of Appalachian Food Works — the farmer-focused, nonprofit food hub that took root in 2018 — drives around Centre County, he can’t help but think about the several farms he sees and all the wonderful food they produce. He has made it his mission to ensure all the [Read More]

Lunch with Mimi: Aaron Kaufman Leads Penn State Hillel in Helping Students Connect to Jewish Life Lunch with Mimi: Aaron Kaufman Leads Penn State Hillel in Helping Students Connect to Jewish Life
8 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Town & Gown
Town&Gown founder Mimi Barash Coppersmith sat down with Penn State Hillel executive director Aaron Kaufman to discuss the organization's unique approach to building its new space in downtown State College, what makes the organization special, and how it is impacting Hillel nationally. [Read More]

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