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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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College Avenue Qdoba Closes College Avenue Qdoba Closes
9 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Geoff Rushton
State College now has one fewer place to get a burrito. [Read More]

'Iron Lions' Shows How Resiliency Can Be a Superpower 'Iron Lions' Shows How Resiliency Can Be a Superpower
9 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Joe Battista
I was in the audience for a test screening of the “Iron Lions” movie on Nov. 17 at the State Theatre in downtown State College. It’s the true story of the 2012 Penn State football team, dubbed by its makers as the “Greatest 8-4 Season Ever Played.” It tells of how a group of young men had [Read More]

Harris Township Looking to Reduce Speed Limit on Route 45 Harris Township Looking to Reduce Speed Limit on Route 45
9 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Centre County Gazette, Vincent Corso
A drive down Shingletown Road/Route 45 is one of the most scenic and beautiful in the area, but as the section of road in Harris Township continues to see more nearby development, the township feels the current speed limit is unsafe, and is working to have it reduced. [Read More]

RE Farm Café Honored for Sustainability RE Farm Café Honored for Sustainability
9 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Geoff Rushton
Years of planning and work made Duke and Monica Gastiger's RE Farm Café a reality when it opened this past summer in Patton Township. Now the unique restaurant at 1000 S. Fillmore Rd. has been honored with two awards for its green building and sustainable practices. [Read More]

Land Trust's GreenBuild Project Wins Statewide Award Land Trust's GreenBuild Project Wins Statewide Award
9 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Geoff Rushton
State College Community Land Trust's GreenBuild duplex was recently named a a project winner of smart-growth advocacy organization 10,000 Friends of Pennsylvania’s Commonwealth Awards. [Read More]

IDEA Hub Aims to Help Students Innovate IDEA Hub Aims to Help Students Innovate
9 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Centre County Gazette, Connie Cousins
The Central Pennsylvania Institute of Technology recently unveiled the state’s third IDEA Hub, a partnership between local school districts, institutions and businesses designed to step up students’ learning experiences and push them to think in more innovative ways. [Read More]

Ferguson Township OKs Construction of New Public Works Building Ferguson Township OKs Construction of New Public Works Building
9 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Geoff Rushton
Ferguson Township will move forward with construction of a new $6.8 million public works facility after the board of supervisors last week unanimously approved bond financing and awarding contracts. [Read More]

Group Set to Close on Bellefonte Waterfront Land Group Set to Close on Bellefonte Waterfront Land
9 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Centre County Gazette, Vincent Corso
After years of sitting vacant, the Bellefonte waterfront property is officially about to have a new owner as developers plan to close the deal in December. [Read More]

Music to Your Ears Music to Your Ears
9 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Judy Loy
Just like my musical tastes, a lot has changed in the music industry through the years. When I first listened to music, I would throw a vinyl record (LP) on and listen to it from start to finish. The album was king. Album sales in 1978 were $14.6 billion, with 63.7% coming through sales of LP/EP or [Read More]

YSB 'Sleep Out' Aims to Raise Awareness of Youth Homelessness YSB 'Sleep Out' Aims to Raise Awareness of Youth Homelessness
9 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ethan Kasales
The Centre County Youth Service Bureau is holding its second annual Sleep Out outside of the State College Presbyterian Church Friday from 9 p.m. to 9 a.m. to raise awareness that there are homeless youth in this community sleeping outside during the winter. [Read More]

TGIF: State College Weekend Events for Nov. 22-24 TGIF: State College Weekend Events for Nov. 22-24
9 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Geoff Rushton
It's not quite Thanksgiving, but it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas. Holiday season events kick off with the tree lighting in State College, Home Town Christmas in Milesburg, the Downtown Holiday Open House and seasonal craft and vendor fairs. [Read More]

Santa Claus Is Coming to Happy Valley Santa Claus Is Coming to Happy Valley
9 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Centre County Gazette, Karen Walker
Here comes Santa Claus! We don’t know how he does it, but somehow the jolly old elf finds time during his busy season to leave the North Pole and visit with children across Centre County. [Read More]

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