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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 Avid Gardner: Orchid Show a Premier Event for Growers and Collectors The Avid Gardner: Orchid Show a Premier Event for Growers and Collectors
2 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Centre County Gazette, Lora Gauss
The Central Pennsylvania Orchid Society will hold its 53rd annual Orchid Show from 1 to 6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at Penn State’s Snider Ag Arena. [Read More]

Speedy Ortiz, Told Slant Headline SOMA Arts Crawl Speedy Ortiz, Told Slant Headline SOMA Arts Crawl
2 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Emma Dieter
Penn State's Students Organizing the Multiple Arts (SOMA) will take over north campus on Saturday for its annual Arts Crawl, a free one-day event highlighting local musicians and artists. [Read More]

TGIF: State College Weekend Events for April 6-8 TGIF: State College Weekend Events for April 6-8
2 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Geoff Rushton
Happy Friday, Happy Valley! From First Friday to plenty of live music, dance, theater and more, much is happening around the area this weekend. [Read More]

Black Cat Belly Dance Showcase to Feature Renowned Egyptian Dancer Black Cat Belly Dance Showcase to Feature Renowned Egyptian Dancer
2 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Anthony Fiset
Black Cat Belly Dance (BCBD), a State College dance company specializing in traditional Egyptian belly dance along with other folkloric dances of Egypt, will present “Cairo Raqs: A Night of Egyptian Dance” at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Indigo Nightclub. [Read More]

‘The Bachelorette’ Winner to Appear at Penn State Relay For Life ‘The Bachelorette’ Winner to Appear at Penn State Relay For Life
2 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mikey Mandarino
Penn State’s 14th annual Relay For Life event will be held on the HUB Lawn this weekend, giving community members an opportunity to raise money for the American Cancer Society. [Read More]

Centre County Sheriff's Office Piloting Program to Check in on Senior Citizens Centre County Sheriff's Office Piloting Program to Check in on Senior Citizens
2 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Geoff Rushton
The Centre County Sheriff's Office is one of three in the state taking part in a pilot program to provide regular check-ins for senior citizens who live alone. [Read More]

Penn State Students Prepare for Annual Quarter Horse Sale Penn State Students Prepare for Annual Quarter Horse Sale
2 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mikey Mandarino
Twelve horses are being prepared by students in Penn State's equine marketing class to be sold on April 28 at the Agricultural Arena. [Read More]

Musical Theatre Student Wants to Show the Mystery of the Spider Woman Musical Theatre Student Wants to Show the Mystery of the Spider Woman
3 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Jack Bowman
Musical theatre student Jessica Ortiz shared her process with portraying the Spider Woman in the School of Theatre's upcoming production of Kiss of the Spider Woman. [Read More]

Maroon & Gray Society Banquet to Benefit State High Marching Band Maroon & Gray Society Banquet to Benefit State High Marching Band
3 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Geoff Rushton
State College Area School District Education Foundation will honor the first class of inductees into the Maroon & Gray Society at an inaugural banquet which will benefit the State High Marching Band. [Read More]

Public Forum Set to Discuss Issues, Future of Spring Creek Watershed Public Forum Set to Discuss Issues, Future of Spring Creek Watershed
3 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - StateCollege.com staff
Community members will have the opportunity to discuss local water quality and quantity at an upcoming community forum that will help set the stage for long-term planning for the Spring Creek watershed. [Read More]

In Memory of My Father, on Passover In Memory of My Father, on Passover
3 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Russell Frank
I rarely plan these little essays much in advance but I decided a while ago that I would write about my dad on April 16 to commemorate his 100th birthday. Now I don’t want to wait that long because it’s Passover, a time of year when I think about the old man even more than I usually do. [Read More]

Harner Farms Rezoning Back on the Table Harner Farms Rezoning Back on the Table
3 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Geoff Rushton
After an initial request was denied last year, the Harner family and a prospective developer have submitted a new proposal to rezone 71.5 acres of the Harner Farms property for commercial and residential use. [Read More]

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