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STATE COLLEGE — It takes constant monitoring to keep up with the constant ebb and flow of retail and professional organizations in downtown State College, and that is part of the mission of the Downtown Improvement District. DID executive director George Arnold is at the forefront of a



Centre County Gazette

Steep drop in crude prices poses challenge to natural gas industry Steep drop in crude prices poses challenge to natural gas industry
Centre County Gazette
STATE COLLEGE — Investors are finding value in slumped natural gas stocks as crude oil prices hit new lows in 2016. Precipitous changes in the price of crude oil and slower growth in China have been two catalysts for the U.S. stock market's turbulence, which sparked fear of nearing bear [Read More]
Children's department at Schlow to close for a week Children's department at Schlow to close for a week
Centre County Gazette
STATE COLLEGE — Plastic draping and tubing will invade the bright, colorful atmosphere of Schlow Library’s Children’s Department Monday, Feb. 1, through Sunday, Feb. 7, as part of an ongoing insulation reinforcement project. The department will be temporarily closed as part of [Read More]
Schirf has a passion for recycling Schirf has a passion for recycling
Centre County Gazette
STATE COLLEGE — Amy Schirf has a passion for recycling. She also loves to teach. And while her job as education coordinator for the Centre County Recycling and Refuse Authority may not be a dream job, it's pretty darn close. “My main job is to educate as much as I can,” she [Read More]

Business

Student helps create sustainable takeout containers Student helps create sustainable takeout containers
Centre County Gazette
UNIVERSITY PARK — With the help of senior plant sciences major Keirstan Kure, Penn State Food Services created the Green2Go container, a reusable takeout box that replaces the need for Styrofoam cartons in campus dining halls. Kure, who also minors in international agriculture and [Read More]
Super Bowl 50 ad recap: Blocking, tackling, hits and TDs Super Bowl 50 ad recap: Blocking, tackling, hits and TDs
Centre County Gazette
  Advertising during the Super Bowl broadcast has become such a part of our nation’s culture that we should recognize the day after the Super Bowl as an advertising holiday. Let’s go with David Ogilvy Day, since he’s often called the Father of Advertising. [Read More]
PSU's Becker named to safe sport movement board PSU's Becker named to safe sport movement board
Centre County Gazette
UNIVERSITY PARK — Regis Becker, Penn State’s chief ethics and compliance officer, has been selected by the U.S. Olympic Committee to serve on the board of directors of the newly formed U.S. Center for Safe Sport. The Center for Safe Sport is spearheading a pioneering effort to address [Read More]

Sports

Penn State wrestlers take down Ohio State at sold-out BJC Penn State wrestlers take down Ohio State at sold-out BJC
Centre County Gazette
UNIVERSITY PARK — The Penn State wrestling team made an emphatic statement in front of 15,983 fans Feb. 5 in the sold-out Bryce Jordan Center. The No. 1 Nittany Lions remained undefeated and sent a clear message to defending NCAA champion Ohio State that they want the trophy that Ohio State [Read More]
Bald Eagle Area boys edge Bellefonte Bald Eagle Area boys edge Bellefonte
Centre County Gazette
WINGATE — Bald Eagle Area seniors Trey Butterworth and Noah Chambers believe they have some form of ESP when they are on a basketball court. That claim is hard to dispute after what happened on the deciding play in BEA’s last-second, 46-43 victory over Bellefonte on Senior Night in [Read More]
State High hosts Signing Day for student-athletes State High hosts Signing Day for student-athletes
Centre County Gazette
STATE COLLEGE — Colleges and universities are no longer the only ones that celebrate signing day. High schools are getting into the act in a big way as well. With interest in recruiting for college sports rising, schools across the state and country are holding signing ceremonies and [Read More]

Arts & Entertainment

The 1980s return in 'The Wedding Singer' The 1980s return in 'The Wedding Singer'
Centre County Gazette
STATE COLLEGE — Anyone who survived the days of big hair, shoulder pads, Rubik’s Cubes, fluorescent leg warmers, fingerless gloves and Day-Glo everything will relate to State College Community Theatre’s upcoming show, “The Wedding Singer.” The 1980s will return when [Read More]
Windscape's Penn State debut features multimedia program Windscape's Penn State debut features multimedia program
Centre County Gazette
UNIVERSITY PARK — Windscape, a self-described “unquintet,” will make its Penn State debut with the innovative program “East Meets West: A Floating World – Japan and the Impressionists” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 18, in Schwab Auditorium. The program will pair [Read More]
Centre Crest art show features resident's works Centre Crest art show features resident's works
Centre County Gazette
BELLEFONTE — It is not unusual for Centre Crest to host an art show. Normally, the assisted living facility showcases a local artist, displaying his or her work for the residents to enjoy. But, its most recent show features the art of a local artist, with a bit of a twist — the artist [Read More]

Education

Students bring robots to life in new IST class Students bring robots to life in new IST class
Centre County Gazette
UNIVERSITY PARK — Adam Abbott, a senior at Penn State’s College of Information Sciences and Technology, was recently feeling a little apprehensive. He was nervous that Nao, a 58-centimeter-tall humanoid social robot, would falter during the brief dance that he and his fellow students [Read More]
CentrePACT students announce four finalists for $1,000 grant CentrePACT students announce four finalists for $1,000 grant
Centre County Gazette
STATE COLLEGE — CentrePACT high school students have selected four finalist organizations to conduct site visits as the next round of their granting program, which aims to “Set Students Up for Success.” "After reading through the grant applications, my pride in my community was [Read More]
Regional History Day to be held Regional History Day to be held
Centre County Gazette
LOCK HAVEN — Central Intermediate Unit No. 10 and Lock Haven University are sponsoring Regional History Day for students grades 6 through 12 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 20, at the university. The 2016 theme is “Exploration, Encounter and Exchange in History.” Throughout [Read More]

Community

Former professor pens book about Sandusky Scandal Former professor pens book about Sandusky Scandal
Centre County Gazette
STATE COLLEGE — Ron Smith didn’t plan to write about Penn State and the Sandusky scandal. However, following the news that shocked Happy Valley, Smith — similar to so many others —wanted to know how something like this could have happened. “I was bothered by the [Read More]
American Country Furniture has survived the test of time American Country Furniture has survived the test of time
Centre County Gazette
There was a time when people living in rural areas had to rely on themselves or local woodworkers when they needed a piece of furniture. In the 18th and the beginning of the 19th centuries, homemade or close by was the rule. But while sturdy and humble, country furniture reflected an enormous [Read More]
Scouts compete in Klondike Derby at Potter Twp. camp Scouts compete in Klondike Derby at Potter Twp. camp
Centre County Gazette
SPRING MILLS — The 45th annual Klondike Derby was held at the Seven Mountains Boy Scout Camp in Potter Township Feb. 6. About 426 Scouts from many locations in Pennsylvania and Maryland brought 78 teams to compete in this year’s derby. This event is a competition between Boy Scout [Read More]

Health & Wellness

Understanding who's at risk for the Zika virus Understanding who's at risk for the Zika virus
Centre County Gazette
If you hadn’t heard of the Zika virus, chances are that has changed with recent reports of outbreaks of the mosquito-borne illness in Latin America, and possible cases in the United States — maybe even Pennsylvania. “It’s one of those exotic viruses you never think [Read More]
Medical center achieves reaccreditation for cardiac cath lab Medical center achieves reaccreditation for cardiac cath lab
Centre County Gazette
STATE COLLEGE — Mount Nittany Medical Center recently announced full reaccreditation for its cardiac catheterization lab through Accreditation for Cardiovascular Excellence. Cardiac catheterization is the general name for the group of procedures that involve physician-guided tubes entered [Read More]
Geisinger Health System launches new brand Geisinger Health System launches new brand
Centre County Gazette
DANVILLE — Geisinger Health System has announced the launch of a new brand identity and educational campaign to build awareness of its commitment to kindness and compassion. “Our patients expect us to provide quality care — now it’s time for us to ‘wow’ [Read More]
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