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A Home Away from Home - Chris Morelli

BELLEFONTE — The Bellefonte Youth Center needs a new home. Its current location, 114 S. Allegheny St. in Bellefonte was recently purchased by Centre County Government. The building is in dire need of repair, so the center must leave the location for at least two years while renovations are



Centre County Gazette

Mount Nittany Conservancy names Ben Novak 'Friend of the Mountain' Mount Nittany Conservancy names Ben Novak 'Friend of the Mountain'
Centre County Gazette
CENTRE HALL — On April 4, the Mount Nittany Conservancy honored one of its earliest proponents, Dr. Ben Novak. The “Friend of the Mountain ceremony took place at the Mount Nittany Winery and was sponsored, in part, by the Mount Nittany Inn. The Conservancy was founded in 1981 to [Read More]
Foundation presents awards during scholarship dinner Foundation presents awards during scholarship dinner
Centre County Gazette
STATE COLLEGE — On April 5, the Bellefonte Education Foundation held its annual scholarship dinner at Celebration Hall in State College. A reception was followed by a dinner and program. The Bellefonte Area High School Jazz Band entertained and attendees enjoyed the artwork of the students [Read More]
Has Spring sprung, yet? Has Spring sprung, yet?
Centre County Gazette
STATE COLLEGE — The sunshine and milder temperatures have been powerful teasers of what is surely coming after this long winter. The calendar says it is spring. I hear conversations about what plants are emerging, what plants are timidly blooming and what plants appear to have succumbed. [Read More]

Business News

McGrath named Penn State associate athletic director McGrath named Penn State associate athletic director
Centre County Gazette
UNIVERSITY PARK — Penn State Director of Athletics Dave Joyner has announced the appointment of Tom McGrath as Associate Athletic Director for Business Relations and Communications. McGrath joins the Nittany Lions with extensive experience in all operational aspects of collegiate and [Read More]
Central PA Convention and Visitors Bureau teams up with Google Maps Central PA Convention and Visitors Bureau teams up with Google Maps
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STATE COLLEGE — The Central PA Convention and Visitors Bureau recently announced a new alliance with the Google Maps — Business Views photography team and bring a new technological breakthrough to the area. Beginning Tuesday, April 15, people planning a visit to Centre County will be [Read More]
Industry-sponsored academic research promotes innovation Industry-sponsored academic research promotes innovation
Centre County Gazette
UNIVERSITY PARK — Corporate-funded academic research is more accessible and more accessed than people think, according to a new research paper co-authored by Penn State assistant professor Zhen Lei. The paper was recently published by the journal Nature. Its findings challenge assumptions [Read More]

Sports News

Breaking throug: Bellefonte rallies to capture first place at O'Leary Tournament Breaking throug: Bellefonte rallies to capture first place at O'Leary Tournament
Centre County Gazette
BELLEFONTE — Saturday's matchup between Bellefonte and Bellwood-Antis was a rematch of the 2013 O'Leary Tournament championship game, and for four innings it also looked like a virtual replay of that game. Last year, Bellwood scored a run in the first inning and made it stand up for the [Read More]
Year-end notebook: Too much waiting around Year-end notebook: Too much waiting around
Centre County Gazette
UNIVERSITY PARK — Watching college basketball is fantastic. Really, it’s great. You know what’s not exciting? Watching a timid, unconfident coach call timeout the nanosecond his team falls behind by a few points early on or when the opposing team scores two consecutive baskets [Read More]
Five key points for 2014-15 Penn State season Five key points for 2014-15 Penn State season
Centre County Gazette
UNIVERSITY PARK — From my experience, there’s usually three periods of optimism for the Penn State men’s basketball program: pre-season, mid-season when the Nittany Lions invariably pick off a quality opponent and right after the season ends. Because of this, a lot will be written [Read More]

Art Entertainment Lifestyle

'Godspell' gets a makeover in local production 'Godspell' gets a makeover in local production
Centre County Gazette
STATE COLLEGE — “Godspell,” the groovy, rockin’ musical that lit up the early ‘70s gets a fresh look this week, thanks to Cavalry Baptist Church, the State Theatre and director Jonathan Hetler. “And just in time for Easter,” Hetler said. The show will open [Read More]
Lionel Loueke Trio to perform West African-influenced jazz Lionel Loueke Trio to perform West African-influenced jazz
Centre County Gazette
UNIVERSITY PARK — West African-born jazz guitarist Lionel Loueke has been called “fearless” and his music “warm and evocative.” The Lionel Loueke Trio, making its Penn State debut, performs at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 23, in University Park’s Schwab [Read More]
Judy Chicago urges a new way of looking art education Judy Chicago urges a new way of looking art education
Centre County Gazette
UNIVERSITY PARK — World-renowned feminist artist Judy Chicago delivered a strong message on the future of art education at the university level. She delivered her ideas at a symposium held at the Berg Auditorium on the Penn State campus April 5. In introducing Chicago, Barbara Korner, Dean of [Read More]

In Our Schools

Penn State crafts curriculum for homeland security Penn State crafts curriculum for homeland security
Centre County Gazette
UNIVERSITY PARK — When Penn State launched its online homeland security master’s degree program in 2010, the Christmas Day “underwear bomb” terrorist attack topped the news. Terrorist tactics have evolved since then. Today’s homeland security professionals need to be [Read More]
School offers Knowledge Kafe School offers Knowledge Kafe
Centre County Gazette
STATE COLLEGE — Looking for a fun way to shake off cabin fever and usher in the spring season? South Hills School on Waupelani Drive in State College has created the “Knowledge Kafe” where participants are offered classes in short, three-hour “bytes” in a variety of fun [Read More]
Grace Lutheran presents quilt display and concert Grace Lutheran presents quilt display and concert
Centre County Gazette
STATE COLLEGE — On Wednesday, April 16, Grace Lutheran Church, located at 205 S. Garner St. in State College, invites members of the community to deepen their Lenten journey by partaking of a colorful aural and visual portrayal of hope. The event, which is free and open to the public, [Read More]

Community

Local woman uses horse therapy to help people cope Local woman uses horse therapy to help people cope
Centre County Gazette
SPRING MILLS — Cynthia Sweeley is a lover of horses. She always has been, always will be. She rode regularly between the ages of 10 and 20, but when marriage, children and just life in general got in the way she put her precious hobby on the backburner. However, 20 years later, Sweeley found [Read More]
Fundraising dinner supports youth center Fundraising dinner supports youth center
Centre County Gazette
SPRING MILLS — On April 3, a fundraising dinner was held in the gymnasium of the Old Gregg School Community Center in Spring Mills to benefit the Penns Valley Youth Center, which is located in the Old Gregg School. The center is sponsored by the Penns Valley Community Church which meets in [Read More]
Harlem Wizards to take on BEA staff members Harlem Wizards to take on BEA staff members
Centre County Gazette
WINGATE —The Harlem Wizards are scheduled to play the Wingate Soaring Eagles, a team made up of Wingate administrators and teachers, in a fundraiser at 6:30 p.m. on April 15 at the Bald Eagle Area Middle/Senior High School gym. The fundraiser is hosted by the Wingate PTA and sponsored by the [Read More]

Health & Wellness

The latest news on Alzheimer’s disease The latest news on Alzheimer’s disease
Centre County Gazette
HERSHEY — There are 5 million Americans living with Alzheimer's disease, two-thirds of which are estimated to be women. Claire Flaherty-Craig, a neuropsychologist at Penn State Hershey Neuroscience Institute, said one of the main reasons the rate of occurrence is higher in women is they [Read More]
Mount Nittany Health joins Donate Life challenge Mount Nittany Health joins Donate Life challenge
Centre County Gazette
STATE COLLEGE — Mount Nittany Health has joined as a partner in The Hospital and HealthSystem Association of Pennsylvania Donate Life Hospital Campaign. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration, the campaign brings together [Read More]
Improved health only a few steps away Improved health only a few steps away
Centre County Gazette
HERSHEY — When it comes to exercise, many Americans just don’t do it for a variety of reasons. Lack of time. Lack of athletic ability. Lack of money for special equipment or a gym membership. Yet one of the best forms of exercise is one that requires little to none of these [Read More]
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