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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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Bellefonte Cruise Hopes to Add Beer Bellefonte Cruise Hopes to Add Beer
3 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Centre County Gazette, Vincent Corso
The Bellefonte Cruise is looking to get a temporary alcohol permit to serve beer at the event June 15-16. [Read More]

Mount Nittany Middle School Wins Statewide Math Competition Mount Nittany Middle School Wins Statewide Math Competition
3 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - StateCollege.com staff
The Mount Nittany team of Zach Cheslock, Daniel Miller, Tony Tzolov and Jenny Yu took first place at the Mathcounts competition held March 23 and 24 in Hershey. [Read More]

Scandinavian String Players to Perform Classical and Folk in Schwab Concert Scandinavian String Players to Perform Classical and Folk in Schwab Concert
3 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - John Mark Rafacz, Town&Gown
In its Center for the Performing Arts at Penn State premiere, the Danish String Quartet – violinists Frederik Øland and Rune Tonsgaard Sørensen, violist Asbjørn Nørgaard, and cellist Fredrik Schøyen Sjölin – will perform an atypical mingling of classical and traditional music. [Read More]

UPUA, Borough to Officially Unveil ‘You Are Welcome Here’ Banners UPUA, Borough to Officially Unveil ‘You Are Welcome Here’ Banners
3 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Elissa Hill
State College Borough and the University Park Undergraduate Association are teaming up to host an unveiling ceremony for their new “You Are Welcome Here” banners. [Read More]

TGIF: State College Weekend Events for March 30-April 1 TGIF: State College Weekend Events for March 30-April 1
3 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Geoff Rushton
It's Easter weekend and there are egg hunts aplenty around the area. You'll also find theater, opera, Wild About Animals, the Bunny Blitz 5k, a special youth golf event and baseball at Medlar Field with special promotions. [Read More]

The Passover Seder Connects Generations The Passover Seder Connects Generations
3 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Vilma Shu, Town&Gown
Every year, on the first night of the Jewish holiday known as Passover, family and friends gather together for a ceremonial Seder feast, where the story of the exodus is told. Seder, meaning order in Hebrew, is one of the most beloved Jewish home rituals. Participants use a guidebook called a Haggad [Read More]

State College Spikes Announce High School Baseball Series for Medlar Field State College Spikes Announce High School Baseball Series for Medlar Field
3 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Geoff Rushton
Each of Centre County's six high school baseball teams will play at Medlar Field at Lubrano Park this spring as part of the State College Spikes High School Baseball Series. [Read More]

In Opposition to the Patton Crossing Development In Opposition to the Patton Crossing Development
3 weeks ago - StateCollege.com
Lance Shaner writes that the proposed Patton Crossing development as currently presented would favor private interests over the public's and trample long-term maintenance and preservation of Patton Township's character. [Read More]

Downtown Rotary ‘Adopts’ Element to Support Discovery Space Downtown Rotary ‘Adopts’ Element to Support Discovery Space
3 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Gazette Staff
Downtown State College Rotary Club recently celebrated the “adoption” of an element on the center’s Essential Elements periodic table display. Rotarians and Discovery Space staff gathered at the new North Atherton Street location to unveil palladium, an element given to the club for its unwave [Read More]

At 86, Duck's Sheet Metal Owner Still Working to Make Customers Happy At 86, Duck's Sheet Metal Owner Still Working to Make Customers Happy
4 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Centre County Gazette, Connie Cousins
A power drill hung here, a hammer hung there. After 57 years of collecting, the longtime sheet metal worker has built up quite a tool collection. And, at 86 years old, he’s still at it every day. [Read More]

Grace Lutheran Church Offers Free Lenten Concert Grace Lutheran Church Offers Free Lenten Concert
4 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Special to The Gazette
Grace Lutheran Church, 205 S. Garner St. in State College, will offer a free Lenten concert at 7 p.m. Wednesday. The event will feature a 50-voice Centre Region Ecumenical Choir, a bell choir, youth choir and poetry readings. [Read More]

Not Your Father's Shop Class: CPI Is Thriving, as It Teaches Technology for the Future Not Your Father's Shop Class: CPI Is Thriving, as It Teaches Technology for the Future
4 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Vincent Corso, Town&Gown
Dr. Richard Makin puts it this way when talking about what’s going on these days at the Central Pennsylvania Institute of Science and Technology: “This is not your old vo-tech shop class.” Instead, students at CPI in Pleasant Gap are learning the skills needed for today’s high-tech jobs, say [Read More]

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