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Artist Ben Saggese Finds Wide Success from His ‘Chouse’ in Tiny Central PA Village Artist Ben Saggese Finds Wide Success from His ‘Chouse’ in Tiny Central PA Village
2 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Teresa Mull, Town&Gown
Ben Saggese lives in the tiny village of Munson (population: 284), in a renovated “chouse” (church-house) that also doubles as an art studio. Despite his rural headquarters, Saggese has made an impression far and wide. [Read More]

State College Eyes Grant for Action Sports Park State College Eyes Grant for Action Sports Park
2 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Geoff Rushton
State College Borough is looking to secure a state grant that would help fund a long-discussed action sports park. [Read More]

Downtown State College Farmers Market to Return in June Downtown State College Farmers Market to Return in June
3 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Geoff Rushton
For more than 40 years the Downtown State College Farmers Market has been a seasonal staple, with its arrival each May signaling a transition to summer and drawing crowds to Locust Lane. Because of COVID-19 concerns, the market did not return as planned on May 1, but now it will be back every Friday [Read More]

The Good Fortune of Finding a Running Buddy (and the Melancholy End of a 14-Year Run) The Good Fortune of Finding a Running Buddy (and the Melancholy End of a 14-Year Run)
3 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - John Hook
It was my good fortune that after our move back to Happy Valley in 2005 and a while of running by myself, our next-door neighbor, John Graham, approached me about going out and running together. And so it began. A three-times-a-week routine that went on for months, then years, then a decade. [Read More]

State College to 'Light Up the Night' for Class of 2020, First Responders State College to 'Light Up the Night' for Class of 2020, First Responders
3 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Geoff Rushton
The State College community will shine a light on the achievements of the high school class of 2020 as well as the work of first responders and medical providers. [Read More]

Schlow Summer Reading Program Moves Online with Special Virtual Events Planned Schlow Summer Reading Program Moves Online with Special Virtual Events Planned
3 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Holly Riddle
Registration for the Schlow Centre Region Library Summer Reading Program is now open, with the program beginning June 1 and running through Aug. 19. This year, however, the popular seasonal program looks a little different, with programming held exclusively online due to COVID-19 pandemic precaution [Read More]

Pandemic Has Tremendous Impact on Local Fire Departments Pandemic Has Tremendous Impact on Local Fire Departments
3 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Centre County Gazette, Vincent Corso
The Gazette is speaking with some prominent community stakeholders about the pandemic and how the region is responding. The third discussion in the series is with Steven W. Bair, EFO, CFO, and fire director/ chief of the department for the Centre Region Council of Governments. [Read More]

Letter: Thank EMS Practitioners for Their Dedication to Service Letter: Thank EMS Practitioners for Their Dedication to Service
3 weeks ago - StateCollege.com
May 17-23 is the 46th annual National EMS Week, which was authorized by President Gerald Ford in 1974 to celebrate EMS practitioners and the important work they do in our nation’s communities. Please join me in saying “THANK YOU” to the local Emergency Medical Service (EMS) practitioners for t [Read More]

Community Spotlight: OLLI at Penn State Community Spotlight: OLLI at Penn State
3 weeks ago - StateCollege.com
The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at Penn State is turning necessary COVID-19 restrictions into new learning and social opportunities online. [Read More]

State College Venues, Musicians Making the Most of Quarantine State College Venues, Musicians Making the Most of Quarantine
3 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Matthew Ogden
State College venue owners and musicians are making the most of an unexpected and unfortunate situation. [Read More]

Mount Nittany Medical Center Hosts 'Heroes Parade' to Honor Health Care Workers Mount Nittany Medical Center Hosts 'Heroes Parade' to Honor Health Care Workers
3 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
A steady line of emergency vehicles rolled through the Mount Nittany Medical Center campus on Friday to honor health care workers and first responders during the COVID-19 pandemic. [Read More]

A Virtual Market: Local Realtors, Clients Adapt with Technology A Virtual Market: Local Realtors, Clients Adapt with Technology
3 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Centre County Gazette, Vincent Corso
Things have eased up since Centre County moved from the red to the yellow phase of reopening and area real estate agents have been working hard to find better ways to help their clients. [Read More]

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