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SCASD to move forward with more renovations to Memorial Field - Vincent Corso

After taking some time off from renovations to Memorial Field, State College Area School District said it is ready to start planning for Phase 2 of the project this winter and spring so that work can begin later this year.



Centre County Gazette

Pixie Dust Wishes awards eighth Disney trip Pixie Dust Wishes awards eighth Disney trip
Centre County Gazette
STATE COLLEGE — Every time the Pixie Dust Wishes organization awards a trip, it is a special event. The trips are very much family affairs and the one awarded on Dec. 28 was no exception. The presentation was held at Re/Max in State College at 1375 Martin Street. Re/Max is a major sponsor [Read More]
The times they are a changin' The times they are a changin'
Centre County Gazette
This fall, as Penn State alumni rolled into State College for football games and homecoming, they found a town that looks a lot different than they may remember. [Read More]
Food bank promotes choice, healthy options Food bank promotes choice, healthy options
Centre County Gazette
STATE COLLEGE — The State College Food Bank works hard all year to make sure no one will go hungry in Centre County, and over the holidays it helped more than 300 local families with food for the table. With the help of many local partners and donations from many around the county, this year [Read More]

Business

Local automotive technician receives national award Local automotive technician receives national award
Centre County Gazette
REBERSBURG — Matthew Wolfe, an ASE certified automotive technician from Rebersburg, was recently honored with a national achievement award as the Mitchell 1/ASE Technician of the Future, according to a press release.  Fifty-two automotive professionals were recognized on Nov. 14 at the [Read More]
Centre County Deed Reports Centre County Deed Reports
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Deed reports recorded Nov. 19-23 BELLEFONTE BOROUGH Josheph A. Dehaas by At. and Florence A. Dehaas By At. to Robert M. Shuey, 534 N. Allegheny St., $150,000 PHILIPSBURG BOROUGH Gary R. Thomas and Laura C. Thomas to Raymond K. Huston and Linda S. Huston, 1330 Hale St., $96,354 PORT MATILDA [Read More]
Restek gives in response to Hurricanes Florence and Michael Restek gives in response to Hurricanes Florence and Michael
Centre County Gazette
BELLEFONTE — Restek, its employee-owners, and its customers teamed up to give more than $5,000 this November in support of the Red Cross hurricane disaster relief efforts — particularly in areas affected by hurricanes Florence and Michael, which ravaged the southeastern United States. [Read More]

Sports

High school wrestling teams kick off the 2018-19 season High school wrestling teams kick off the 2018-19 season
Centre County Gazette
The Centre County high school wrestling season is now in full swing. Here’s a look at how things got started. BALD EAGLE AREA The Eagles visited Clearfield on Tuesday, Dec. 11, where the varsity team defeated the Bison 49-20. Drew Koleno, Noah Foltz, Dylan Basel and David Close each earned [Read More]
Herrington scores 51 in season opener Herrington scores 51 in season opener
Centre County Gazette
The 2018-19 Centre County high school girls’ basketball season is upon us and if the pre-season stories are accurate, it should be another wild, unpredictable — and hopefully successful — year for all six teams. Friday, Dec. 7, marked the first games for four of the six teams, and [Read More]
PV boys open new gym with win; Bellefonte victorious PV boys open new gym with win; Bellefonte victorious
Centre County Gazette
All county teams have logged their first games of the 2018-19 boys’ basketball season. Bellefonte ended an eight-year losing streak against Central Mountain. Penns Valley opened up its new gym with a dominating win. And St. Joe’s got its first win ever over Bishop Carroll. Here’s [Read More]

Arts & Entertainment

Children’s author inspires 12-year-old to write Children’s author inspires 12-year-old to write
Centre County Gazette
BELLEFONTE — Last year, children’s author Stephen Kozan visited Marion-Walker Elementary School, and it is safe to say he left quite an impression on student Annie Cernuska, now a 12-year-old middle schooler who just published her first book. While visiting the school last year, Kozan [Read More]
Holiday events draw crowds in Spring Mills and Centre Hall Holiday events draw crowds in Spring Mills and Centre Hall
Centre County Gazette
The 10th annual Holiday Craft Fair was held on December 8 at the Old Gregg School Community Center in Spring Mills as a fundraiser supporting the center’s year-round activities. Vendors filled the gymnasium and first floor hallway in the building. The gymnasium was a hub of activity, as all [Read More]
Local mother-daughter children’s book team achieves top rankings on Amazon Local mother-daughter children’s book team achieves top rankings on Amazon
Centre County Gazette
On Thursday, Nov. 30, a local mother-daughter author and illustrator, Heather Herzog and Cat Eskey, witnessed their preschool counting book, “Bunny Bath,” rise to the top of Amazon’s Best Seller charts. On that day, it rose to the top of Amazon’s “Best Sellers in [Read More]

Education

Penns Valley High School dedicates newly renovated building Penns Valley High School dedicates newly renovated building
Centre County Gazette
SPRING MILLS — On Sept. 26, a public dedication ceremony attended by about 150 people was held in the Penns Valley High School auditorium for the recent major renovations to the building. The ceremony was the culmination of a multi-million dollar project which began in June 2017 and includes [Read More]
State High students organize relief effort for school district flooded by Florence State High students organize relief effort for school district flooded by Florence
Centre County Gazette
STATE COLLEGE — Several State College Area High School student groups have joined together to organize Operation Sunshine, a relief effort for a North Carolina school district hit hard by Hurricane Florence. Public Schools of Robeson County district was still recovering from the aftermath of [Read More]
Piazzas speak with student leaders about Greek life safety Piazzas speak with student leaders about Greek life safety
Centre County Gazette
UNIVERSITY PARK — Jim and Evelyn Piazza, parents of Timothy Piazza, addressed student leaders in Penn State’s Greek-life community Aug. 29 as part of the “Reframing the New Member Experience” program. The Piazzas were invited by university President Eric Barron to speak at [Read More]

Community

Boalsburg ceremony remembers Pearl Harbor attack Boalsburg ceremony remembers Pearl Harbor attack
Centre County Gazette
BOALSBURG — We have all seen the grainy, black and white newsreel films showing the Japanese attack on the American naval fleet at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. The films show twisted metal, flames, and huge clouds of thick, black smoke rising high into the sky. The next scene shows President Franklin [Read More]
Dog licenses now available in Centre County Dog licenses now available in Centre County
Centre County Gazette
BELLEFONTE — Richard A. Fornicola, Centre County Treasurer, has announced the 2019 dog licenses are now available for purchase at several areas in Centre County. Fornicola said all types of annual dog licenses, including senior citizen, may be purchased at the below listed outlets. Lifetime [Read More]
Centre County Reads 2019 selects 'Vulture' Centre County Reads 2019 selects 'Vulture'
Centre County Gazette
STATE COLLEGE — Centre County Reads is going to the birds in 2019. Well, one particular bird. “Vulture: The Private Life of an Unloved Bird” by Penn State alum Katie Fallon is the Centre County Reads book for 2019. The book “chronicles the life and times of one of the [Read More]

Health & Wellness

Sunday's Centre County Heart Walk supports AHA Sunday's Centre County Heart Walk supports AHA
Centre County Gazette
STATE COLLEGE —The 2018 Centre County Heart Walk, scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 6, at Medlar Field at Lubrano Park, will be among 300 Heart Walks held in communities across the nation. Each year, nearly 1 million people walk in the events, which are fundraisers of the American Heart [Read More]
Mount Nittany receives four national stroke care awards Mount Nittany receives four national stroke care awards
Centre County Gazette
STATE COLLEGE — Mount Nittany Health has announced Mount Nittany Medical Center has recently received four national quality awards for excellence in stroke care: ■ Joint Commission Advanced Certification for Primary Stroke Centers Gold Seal of Approval Established in 2003, the Gold [Read More]
What to know about shoulder replacement surgery What to know about shoulder replacement surgery
Centre County Gazette
Those whose golf or tennis games are on hold due to chronic shoulder pain and stiffness might find themselves considering joint replacement surgery.  First performed in the 1950s, the surgery was invented to treat serious breaks in the ball or socket of the shoulder joint that could not be [Read More]
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