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Pros discuss signature holes at Centre County golf courses - John Dixon

The signature hole at a golf course is the one hole that the course has decided is the most aesthetically pleasing and most photogenic. A signature hole may or may not be representative of the golf course, but because of its beauty or dramatic design it is the hole featured when talked about around



Centre County Gazette

Geisinger initiative aims to stay ahead of pain curve Geisinger initiative aims to stay ahead of pain curve
Centre County Gazette
The opioid epidemic sweeping the nation and hitting central Pennsylvania hard grew in large part through efforts to manage pain by prescribing pills. As the prescription medication abuse crisis escalated nationally, the health care community has been taking steps — some innovative — in [Read More]
2017 Home Services Index - in today's Gazette 2017 Home Services Index - in today's Gazette
Centre County Gazette
Pick up a copy of the Gazette on newsstands April 27, 2017, and you'll get a copy of the 2017 Home Services Index. [Read More]
Soap box derby racers take to Bellefonte streets   Soap box derby racers take to Bellefonte streets
Centre County Gazette
BELLEFONTE — Hundreds of soap box derby enthusiasts from across the Northeast lined Allegheny Street on April 22 and 23 as racers took to their machines for a weekend of downhill excitement. Thirty-six participants in three separate divisions competed for series points and bragging rights in [Read More]

Business

Central Pennsylvania Convention and Visitors bureau launches search for new director Central Pennsylvania Convention and Visitors bureau launches search for new director
Centre County Gazette
STATE COLLEGE — The board of directors of the Central Pennsylvania Convention and Visitors Bureau has begun the search process for a new executive director. Longtime executive director Betsey Howell recently announced her retirement, effective Friday, May 12. She has led the agency for 31 [Read More]
Vintage travel posters prove to be popular collectibles Vintage travel posters prove to be popular collectibles
Centre County Gazette
In the pre-Internet era, booking a vacation meant a trip to a local travel agent. The agent’s office was filled with colorful, descriptive brochures with lots of destination photos, and the walls were covered with posters designed to beckon prospective travelers to destinations domestic and [Read More]
Penn State to begin financial system upgrade Penn State to begin financial system upgrade
Centre County Gazette
UNIVERSITY PARK — Early next year, Penn State will launch an enterprise-wide project to replace IBIS, its homegrown financial system, with what it describes as an innovative and comprehensive third-party solution. The new system, expected to roll out in 2020, will enable the university to [Read More]

Sports

Bierly, Culver lead Penns Valley at Mountain League Championships Bierly, Culver lead Penns Valley at Mountain League Championships
Centre County Gazette
CLEARFIELD — Penns Valley distance runner Rebecca Bierly has her eyes set on qualifying for the PIAA meet in the 3200-meter race after her decisive win at the Mountain League Championships on April 27 at Clearfield. The senior, who will be running for Lock Haven next year, may want [Read More]
Jeb Boyle carries on family golfing tradition at Centre Hills Country Club Jeb Boyle carries on family golfing tradition at Centre Hills Country Club
Centre County Gazette
STATE COLLEGE — State College native Jeb Boyle didn’t have far to roam from home to find his true love — golf. Boyle, who begins his 30th season as the head golf professional at Centre Hills Country Club, had mentors right in his own backyard. The Boyle family name is synonymous [Read More]
Luke Snyder shines on mound, at plate as Penns Valley tops Bellefonte Luke Snyder shines on mound, at plate as Penns Valley tops Bellefonte
Centre County Gazette
BELLEFONTE — The Penns Valley baseball team has to be very happy that Luke Snyder showed up for the game at Bellefonte on April 24. The 6-foot-4 senior was everywhere for the Rams. He started the game at catcher, moved to the mound in relief of PV starter Luke Sharer, squashed a Red [Read More]

Arts & Entertainment

State College Framing Co. art show features beauty of coastline State College Framing Co. art show features beauty of coastline
Centre County Gazette
STATE COLLEGE — The quiet beauty of the Northeast coastline is captured in paint and canvas by artists Brienne Brown and Beverly Klucher. The exhibit — “Ship to Shore” — can be viewed at the State College Framing Co. and Gallery beginning on Saturday, April 29, at [Read More]
Alice Kelsey exhibit in Bellefonte showcases artistic media array   Alice Kelsey exhibit in Bellefonte showcases artistic media array
Centre County Gazette
BELLEFONTE — A solo exhibit, “Through the Surface — New Works by Alice Kelsey” will be featured at the Bellefonte Art Museum from Friday, May 5, through Sunday, May 28. This series of paintings, drawings and monotypes by Kelsey, a national award-winning artist from Warriors [Read More]
Bellefonte, Central PA community bands to join in concert Bellefonte, Central PA community bands to join in concert
Centre County Gazette
BELLEFONTE — The Bellefonte Community Band will hold its free spring concert at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 7, in the Bellefonte High School auditorium. The event is open to the public. The band is directed by Joshua E. Long, a Penn State music education graduate who played in the Blue Band. He has a [Read More]

Education

Centre County robotics team excels in competition Centre County robotics team excels in competition
Centre County Gazette
STATE COLLEGE — The Centre County 4-H High School Robotics team made it to semi-final round at the recent Greater Pittsburgh Regional FIRST Robotics Competition. The team competed against robotic teams from around the Northeast, Midwest and as far as Hawaii and China. After two days of [Read More]
Work progresses on State College High ‘learning pods’ Work progresses on State College High ‘learning pods’
Centre County Gazette
STATE COLLEGE — Nearly two full years into work on the new State College Area High School, construction is progressing on pace and is months away from a major milestone. In December, crews will have finished the first phase of the project — four interconnected, three-story "learning [Read More]
Penns Valley museum's new season features 3 fresh exhibits Penns Valley museum's new season features 3 fresh exhibits
Centre County Gazette
AARONSBURG — The Penns Valley Historical Museum will open for the season Saturday, May 6, from 1 to 4 p.m., and it will be debuting three new exhibits. “Flax: From the Plant to Fabric” shows how fiber from flax plants was hand-spun into yarn, then woven into fabric that was used [Read More]

Community

Centre Region parks 'have a little something for everyone’ Centre Region parks 'have a little something for everyone’
Centre County Gazette
STATE COLLEGE — Alyssa Carroll of Bellefonte visits a local park a couple times each week during the spring and summer. On April 21, her husband, Jason, needed to tend to his fishing supplies, so while he went to replenish his tackle box, she packed up their children — 2-year-old Kurt [Read More]
Lemont resident found niche in newspaper business Lemont resident found niche in newspaper business
Centre County Gazette
 Betty Shields family was living in Oklahoma at the time of her birth, but she actually was born in Kansas, because that’s where the nearest hospital — on the second floor of a "five-and-ten" store — was in 1925. Shields was on only child, and when her parents separated, she [Read More]
The Avid Gardener: Welcome frogs of all varieties The Avid Gardener: Welcome frogs of all varieties
Centre County Gazette
If the frog of your imagination is a smooth-skinned amphibian that hangs out in moist areas of the garden, you’d be right, but it isn’t the only one. There is another type of lesser-known frog — the flower frog. This frog is a bouquet-arranging tool with holes or pins. It holds [Read More]

Health & Wellness

Vaccinations protect kids against life-threatening illnesses Vaccinations protect kids against life-threatening illnesses
Centre County Gazette
All parents want to help their children grow up as healthy as possible. One of the best ways to do that is by making sure each child receives all the vital immunizations that protect against serious illnesses. Because vaccines have been so successful over the decades in eradicating diseases, most [Read More]
Penn State study: Moms’ social support impacts infant fussiness Penn State study: Moms’ social support impacts infant fussiness
Centre County Gazette
UNIVERSITY PARK— How happy a mother is in her relationship and the social support she receives may affect the risk of infant colic, according to Penn State College of Medicine researchers. The study sheds new light on the factors that may contribute to infant fussiness, a common complaint, [Read More]
Adult children need to carefully consider caregiver's role Adult children need to carefully consider caregiver's role
Centre County Gazette
There are two sides of the caregiving coin. On one side is people who find it a blessing to give back and develop a deeper connection to elder loved ones as they become their companions and helpers. On the other side are the people whose own physical and mental health suffers as they sacrifice [Read More]
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