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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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Preserving Seeds of Knowledge: Natural History Flourishes at Penn State’s PAC Herbarium Preserving Seeds of Knowledge: Natural History Flourishes at Penn State’s PAC Herbarium
1 week ago - StateCollege.com - Samantha Chavanic, Town&Gown
Located in the Whitmore Lab on the Penn State campus, the PAC Herbarium may be one of University Park’s best-kept secrets. [Read More]

Soap Box Derby Returns to the Streets of Bellefonte Soap Box Derby Returns to the Streets of Bellefonte
1 week ago - StateCollege.com - Geoff Rushton
Elite youth competitors will take to the street this weekend as they look to reach top speed and earn finishing points toward national rankings in the second annual Bellefonte Soap Box Derby Rally. [Read More]

Centre County Offers New Scholarships to Emergency Responder Volunteers Centre County Offers New Scholarships to Emergency Responder Volunteers
1 week ago - StateCollege.com - Geoff Rushton
Scholarships will be made available to new volunteers, age 17 and older, to be used at South Hills School of Business and Technology or Central Pennsylvania Institute of Technology for any course of study. [Read More]

Pop-Up Shop at The Hush Room Will Benefit Women's Resource Center Pop-Up Shop at The Hush Room Will Benefit Women's Resource Center
1 week ago - StateCollege.com - Gabriela Stevenson
The Hush Room, 110 Hetzel Street, will host a pop-up shop in collaboration with The Do Nothing Club from 11 a.m. to midnight on Saturday. [Read More]

Jeff Daniels to Perform with Son's Band at State Theatre Jeff Daniels to Perform with Son's Band at State Theatre
2 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Geoff Rushton
Jeff Daniels is best known for his acting in films, television and theater during a career spanning 40 years. But when he comes to State College this summer, he'll be showing off his musical side. [Read More]

New Candy Store Opens in Bellefonte New Candy Store Opens in Bellefonte
2 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Centre County Gazette, Connie Cousins
Chuck Kormanski is hoping that his new store at 125 W. Bishop St. will prove to be a sweet treat for Bellefonte and the surrounding area. Pappy Chuck’s Candy Shoppe, named for the way his grandchildren address him, opened April 2. [Read More]

Damaged and Weakened, Historic Tree to be Removed in Boalsburg Damaged and Weakened, Historic Tree to be Removed in Boalsburg
2 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Geoff Rushton
A more than 200-year-old ash tree in Boalsburg has been weakened by invasive insects and damaged in a severe storm. Now it needs to be removed. [Read More]

James Tierney Maximizes Utility as Economics Lecturer, Entrepreneur, Improv Comic and Twitter Talent James Tierney Maximizes Utility as Economics Lecturer, Entrepreneur, Improv Comic and Twitter Talent
2 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Derek Bannister
To many, taking an economics course at Penn State means big classes, lots of graphs, and exams in the Forum Building. But it may also give you the chance to learn from the versatile Tierney — a lecturer in the subject, social media guru, and entrepreneur, among other things. [Read More]

Habitat Restoration Project Begins at Millbrook Marsh Habitat Restoration Project Begins at Millbrook Marsh
2 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Geoff Rushton
A multi-year, three phase project to control invasive plant species at Millbrook Marsh Nature Center got under way on Tuesday. [Read More]

Downtown State College Bar to Close Downtown State College Bar to Close
2 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Geoff Rushton
After more than 20 years in business, a downtown State College bar is closing its doors this summer. [Read More]

Glennland Building May Become a Boutique Hotel Glennland Building May Become a Boutique Hotel
2 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Geoff Rushton, Anthony Colucci
An 85-year-old downtown State College apartment building is likely to be purchased and converted into a boutique hotel. [Read More]

Patton Town Center Moves Toward Final Phase of Development Patton Town Center Moves Toward Final Phase of Development
2 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Geoff Rushton
Developers are looking to move forward with the third and final phase of Patton Town Center on Colonnade Boulevard, with plans to add a restaurant, retail space and a medical office building. [Read More]

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