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How to Vote by Mail – and How Not to How to Vote by Mail – and How Not to
8 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Russell Frank
I like voting in person. I like bumping into neighbors at the polling place and schmoozing with the cheery volunteers who sign me in and hand me my ballot. This year, though, fearful that coronavirus will not miraculously vanish by Election Day, I’ve arranged to vote by mail. [Read More]

Bird Feeder Project Working to Bring Joy to Local Nursing Home Residents Bird Feeder Project Working to Bring Joy to Local Nursing Home Residents
8 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Centre County Gazette, Connie Cousins
With help from a grant awarded by 3 Dots Downtown, a project called “Sponsor a Window” is working to install bird feeders outside Centre County nursing and personal care homes, bringing a bit of joy to residents of facilities that have been largely closed to visitors because of the COVID-19 pand [Read More]

'We Had Ink in Our Blood' Chronicles Daily Newspaper Rivalry 'We Had Ink in Our Blood' Chronicles Daily Newspaper Rivalry
8 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Special to StateCollege.com
The Mirror's birth and death and the brief rivalry between the two newspapers are chronicled in the new book 'We Had Ink in Our Blood,' co-edited by Terry Nau, who worked at the Mirror, and R. Thomas Berner, who worked at both papers. [Read More]

Back on the Ice, the Right Way Back on the Ice, the Right Way
8 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Joe Battista
We pulled it off. We completed two weeks of summer hockey camp in Sun Valley, Idaho in spite of the coronavirus. How did this happen? Great leadership, research, planning, compliance, collaboration, and a dose of courage. [Read More]

State College Borough Council to Consider Ordinance to Enforce Masking, Limits on Gatherings State College Borough Council to Consider Ordinance to Enforce Masking, Limits on Gatherings
8 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Geoff Rushton
State College Borough Council on Tuesday will consider a temporary ordinance that would set local parameters for mandatory masking and restrictions on gatherings and waiting lines, as well as authorize borough authorities to issue citations to those who refuse to comply. [Read More]

Nonprofit Sets Up Meal Kit Distribution Sites Nonprofit Sets Up Meal Kit Distribution Sites
8 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Centre County Gazette, Vincent Corso
Each month, Community Bite, a nonprofit working to fight food insecurity in Centre County, sets up shop at the Corner Room in downtown State College to distribute free bags of groceries to its clients. [Read More]

Looking Back on 25 (or 28) Years of Teaching at Penn State Looking Back on 25 (or 28) Years of Teaching at Penn State
8 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Patty Kleban
Somewhere deep in my personnel file at Penn State, is the date of August 5, 2020. That’s the day I hit 25 years. In just a few days, I will celebrate working at Penn State University for a quarter of a century. It’s actually 28 years, but who’s counting? [Read More]

A Visit to Tudek Dog Park Offers Sniffs and Smiles A Visit to Tudek Dog Park Offers Sniffs and Smiles
8 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Bill Horlacher
I am happy to offer you my top tip for shrugging off this season of sadness. Make your way to Tudek Dog Park, with or without a canine, and you’ll leave with a smile on your face. A certain warmth exudes from the dogs and their human owners that can only be described as infectious. [Read More]

Ferguson Township Domestic Duck Amendment Moves Forward Ferguson Township Domestic Duck Amendment Moves Forward
8 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Centre County Gazette, Vincent Corso
Ferguson Township is looking to possibly amend its backyard chicken ordinance to include the keeping of ducks. [Read More]

First phase of I-99/I-80 High Speed Interchange Project Underway First phase of I-99/I-80 High Speed Interchange Project Underway
8 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Centre County Gazette, Vincent Corso
The long dreamed about I-99/I-80 high-speed interchange project is finally underway as crews started work on the first phase on Monday. [Read More]

Avid Gardener: The Japanese Beetle — A Summer Scourge Avid Gardener: The Japanese Beetle — A Summer Scourge
8 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Centre County Gazette, Lora Gauss
This is the time of year when gardeners become very concerned about insect populations attacking their plants.The online sites are teeming with people bemoaning mites, hoppers, loopers, worms, gnats, ants, borers, miners, maggots and weevils destroying their hard work of planting and maintaining yar [Read More]

Ode to an RV Ode to an RV
9 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - John Hook
Almost exactly 11 years ago the call of the open road became so loud in our house that the only way to quiet it was to purchase an RV. So we did: a 36’ Class A with a queen bedroom in the rear and two bunkbeds for the kids near the middle, opposite the bathroom. Now we say goodbye to it. [Read More]

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