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My Town: Port Matilda My Town: Port Matilda
9 hours ago - StateCollege.com - Centre County Gazette, Ron Bracken
There are thousands of Port Matildas across this country, some of which suffered the same fate — too dependent on one economic engine to survive its collapse. Port Matilda is the one I know about. I grew up within three football fields of the brickyard, played there, knew every crack and crevice a [Read More]
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‘The Hair Lady’ Looks to Pass the Torch to the Right Person ‘The Hair Lady’ Looks to Pass the Torch to the Right Person
6 days ago - StateCollege.com - Centre County Gazette, Karen Walker
It’s more about heart than about hair. That’s one thing that becomes apparent as soon as Janise Crow starts talking about her wig boutique. [Read More]

Six Startups Demo Products After Completing Happy Valley LaunchBox Accelerator Six Startups Demo Products After Completing Happy Valley LaunchBox Accelerator
6 days ago - StateCollege.com - Geoff Rushton
From a blood-testing product to a photo-sharing app for pet lovers to 3D printing technology for footwear, six startups recently showcased their new products after completing Happy Valley LaunchBox's inaugural 20-week FastTrack Accelerator program. [Read More]

A Matter of Perspective A Matter of Perspective
6 days ago - StateCollege.com - Patty Kleban
Our perspective comes from our families, our experience, our biology, our education, the environment in which we live and the good and bad things that have happened to us. The amazing thing about perspective is that we can change it. We can change how we see the world. [Read More]

How to Protect Your Pup from Ticks How to Protect Your Pup from Ticks
1 week ago - StateCollege.com - Centre County Report
State College veterinarian Jamie Miller has advice for finding and removing ticks, and spotting the symptoms of Lyme disease in dogs. Penn State entomology researcher Joyce Sakamoto, meanwhile, explains why Pennsylvania has a high tick population. [Read More]

Centre County Library Welcomes New Executive Director Centre County Library Welcomes New Executive Director
1 week ago - StateCollege.com - Centre County Gazette, Connie Cousins
On April 2, Denise Sticha took the reins as executive director of the Centre County Library and Historical Museum. She comes to Bellefonte from her previous position as system administrator of Berks County Public Libraries. [Read More]

Local Startup on the Cutting Edge of Cloning Technology Local Startup on the Cutting Edge of Cloning Technology
1 week ago - StateCollege.com - Centre County Gazette, Vincent Corso
In a small lab in an office building in Boalsburg, a startup company is performing a cloning procedure for cattle that is new to the United States. By using this technique, called handmade cloning, Pregenex can produce cloned cattle for livestock or milk producers at a less expensive price than trad [Read More]

Solar-Powered Bus Stop Offers Real-Time CATA Map, Charging Stations Solar-Powered Bus Stop Offers Real-Time CATA Map, Charging Stations
1 week ago - StateCollege.com - Cassady Potts
The bus stop on Curtin Road near the Stadium West parking lot is now able to show real-time CATA bus locations and serve as a charging station for electronics. Riders also will be able to learn about the history of solar energy at the stop as they are waiting for their buses to arrive. [Read More]

Engineering Students to Get Innovative at E-Fest Engineering Students to Get Innovative at E-Fest
1 week ago - StateCollege.com - Centre County Report
An engineering festival at Penn State this weekend is expected to bring 800 students from all over the country to ignite innovation and creativity. [Read More]

‘Fishing Ties Us Together’: For Enthusiasts, Tying Flies Is an Art, Science and Way of Life ‘Fishing Ties Us Together’: For Enthusiasts, Tying Flies Is an Art, Science and Way of Life
1 week ago - StateCollege.com - Vincent Corso, Town&Gown
For Centre County fly-fishing legend Joe Humphreys, tying his own flies all started with a fish that he just couldn’t catch when he was a young boy. “It was a 14-inch trout that was hanging out under a rock on Thompson’s Run. I tried to get it with some regular bait, but I spooked it. I just c [Read More]

TGIF: State College Weekend Events for April 13-15 TGIF: State College Weekend Events for April 13-15
1 week ago - StateCollege.com - Geoff Rushton
It's another busy spring weekend around the area. The Penn State Powwow celebrates American Indian tradition, soap box derby returns to Bellefonte, and Penn State Philharmonic joins with five choirs for a special concert performance. [Read More]

Bellefonte Art Museum Awarded $50,000 State Grant Bellefonte Art Museum Awarded $50,000 State Grant
1 week ago - StateCollege.com - Geoff Rushton
Located in the historic Linn House at 133 N. Allegheny St., the museum will use the grant, along with matching funds from the Central PA Convention and Visitors Bureau, to complete its porch and four-season room restoration project. [Read More]

Penn State Powwow to Celebrate American Indian Traditions Penn State Powwow to Celebrate American Indian Traditions
1 week ago - StateCollege.com - Geoff Rushton
Marking its 14th year, the Penn State Powwow returns to Mount Nittany Middle School this weekend with American Indian drum groups and dancers from reservations and communities across North America. [Read More]

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