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It Takes a Corps of Dedicated Volunteers to Help Maintain the Area’s Popular Trails It Takes a Corps of Dedicated Volunteers to Help Maintain the Area’s Popular Trails
24 minutes ago - StateCollege.com - Rebekka Coakley, Town&Gown
Throughout Centre County, hikers, mountain bikers, and runners have plenty of trails on which to pursue their hobbies and build their skills. Rothrock State Forest alone has roughly 320 miles to explore. And while stores, restaurants, and gyms were closed to keep people safe from COVID-19, popularit [Read More]
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BASD’s Burnaford Moves into Superintendent Role During Challenging Time BASD’s Burnaford Moves into Superintendent Role During Challenging Time
5 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Centre County Gazette, Vincent Corso
It’s been a hectic couple of months for Bellefonte Area School District Assistant Superintendent Tammie Burnaford. And, it doesn’t seem that her workload will ease up anytime soon. [Read More]

Schlow, Centre County Libraries to Begin Pickup Service Schlow, Centre County Libraries to Begin Pickup Service
6 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Geoff Rushton
While their buildings remain closed to the public, Schlow Centre Region Library and Centre County Library locations will offer pickup service for reserved materials starting Monday. [Read More]

Summer Concert Memories: Elvis Sunglasses, Michael Stipe and Me Summer Concert Memories: Elvis Sunglasses, Michael Stipe and Me
6 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Jay Paterno
In 1995 I was the proud owner of Elvis-replica sunglasses. We’d spent a few years coaching in Virginia and on trips home we drove through the town of Front Royal, Virginia and a store that sold “Civil War and Elvis Memorabilia.” There was no way I could just drive past without a stop and that [Read More]

Community Spotlight: AAUW Offering Books to Nonprofits Community Spotlight: AAUW Offering Books to Nonprofits
6 weeks ago - StateCollege.com
Thousands of other books are available for donation to Centre County nonprofit groups. Categories include art, biography, cookbooks, many categories of textbooks, fiction, mysteries and more. [Read More]

With Some Creativity, Centre County Breweries Hold Their Own During Pandemic With Some Creativity, Centre County Breweries Hold Their Own During Pandemic
6 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - David Pencek, Town&Gown
Axemann Brewery, one of Centre County’s newest breweries, was hoping to open the doors to its taproom this spring in Bellefonte. All of its plans changed when the COVID-19 pandemic hit. [Read More]

Ridgelines Language Arts Offering Pen Pal Program for Centre Crest Residents Ridgelines Language Arts Offering Pen Pal Program for Centre Crest Residents
6 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - StateCollege.com staff
Ridgelines Language Arts, a local non-profit that provides expert language arts instruction for some of the most marginalized people in our community, is changing up some of its programs at Centre Crest Nursing Home. [Read More]

Jana Marie Foundation Set to Host Online Five-Week Camp for Teens Jana Marie Foundation Set to Host Online Five-Week Camp for Teens
6 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
The Jana Marie Foundation is looking to enliven the summer for teens with online programs, as well as the program's first ever summer camp program. [Read More]

Schlow Centre Region Library Offering Slate of Virtual Summer Events Schlow Centre Region Library Offering Slate of Virtual Summer Events
6 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Schlow Centre Region Library is planning on a summer of reading, speakers and discussion with a busy schedule slated for virtual platforms over the coming months [Read More]

SCASD to Premiere Virtual Music Showcase SCASD to Premiere Virtual Music Showcase
6 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Geoff Rushton
State College Area School District will premiere its Virtual Music Showcase on Friday, showcasing talented musicians from throughout the district. [Read More]

Members of Centre County's Class of 2020 Lost Some Rites of Passage, but Found Positive Lessons Amid the Disappointment Members of Centre County's Class of 2020 Lost Some Rites of Passage, but Found Positive Lessons Amid the Disappointment
6 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Karen Walker, Town&Gown
Senior class trips. Prom. Senior skip days. Banquets and awards. Graduation ceremonies. These are all rites of passage for most teenagers during the spring of 12th grade – traditions many look forward to for years. But when a global pandemic brought the in-person school year to an abrupt end in Ma [Read More]

Arts Fest Will Take Place Virtually, but Collectible Poster Tradition Continues Arts Fest Will Take Place Virtually, but Collectible Poster Tradition Continues
6 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Geoff Rushton
Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts is turning to virtual events this year instead of the in-person event that draws 125,000 people to State College every July. But one decades-long tradition continues unabated. [Read More]

Senior Centers Are Working to Keep People Connected Senior Centers Are Working to Keep People Connected
6 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Centre County Gazette, Vincent Corso
Before COVID-19, the six Centre County senior centers were a place for older adults to get together and spend some time with each other. Many who regularly attended thought of each other as “family.” [Read More]

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