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Outdoor expo planned for Bellefonte waterfront - Vincent Corso

BELLEFONTE — If the recent weather has you thinking of adventures and enjoying the great outdoors, then look forward to June 9 when Bellefonte will hold an Outdoor Adventure Expo along the downtown waterfront.



Centre County Gazette

Hotel tax increase approved by county, begins April 1 Hotel tax increase approved by county, begins April 1
Centre County Gazette
BELLEFONTE — The Centre County commissioners on Feb. 5 agreed to implement the increase in the hotel occupancy tax from 2.5 percent to 5 percent, which is the maximum allowed by the state.  The county has been discussing the increase since late last year and after much discussion, as of [Read More]
Prospector's opens new location Prospector's opens new location
Centre County Gazette
STATE COLLEGE — After years without a home, longtime Centre County business Prospector’s has found a new place to serve up its barbeque on the Benner Pike. Prospector’s Allegheny Rib Company fed State College’s hunger for barbeque at its old Cato Avenue location in Ferguson [Read More]
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ROCKVIEW STATE POLICE Police said they received a report of a firearms violation relating to a sale or transfer at 1878 Port Matilda Highway, which is the location of Belding and Mull, on Nov. 1. The investigation is ongoing. *** Drug possession charges were filed against Ronald Dyke, 52, of [Read More]

Business

Reduce employee benefit costs with self-insurance Reduce employee benefit costs with self-insurance
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Are you a business owner who is frustrated with your company’s rising health insurance costs? Do you feel blind-sided every year by big premium increases that are largely unexplained? Would you like advanced notice about employees’ healthcare usage and have the opportunity to adjust your [Read More]
Cristy Sprankle appointed branch manager at Kish Bank Cristy Sprankle appointed branch manager at Kish Bank
Centre County Gazette
STATE COLLEGE — Kish Bank has announced the promotion of Cristy Sprankle to branch manager for its State College South Atherton location. Sprankle joined Kish in March of 2018 as assistant branch manager for Kish’s State College North Atherton location. She has more than 25 years of [Read More]
Deed reports Deed reports
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Recorded Jan. 14-18 BELLEFONTE BOROUGH Charles T. Aikens III and Susan Beatty Aikens to Amy E. Kline and Norman J. Kline III, 124 W. Logan St., $38,000 MILLHEIM BOROUGH Cathy M. Laughard and Calvin L. Laughard to Quicken Loans Inc., 161 W. Main St., $4,842 Sally Anne Case and Sarah A. Rhynalds, [Read More]

Sports

Bellefonte grad grows Washington & Jefferson basketball program Bellefonte grad grows Washington & Jefferson basketball program
Centre County Gazette
Washington & Jefferson College basketball has improved each year since the head coaching job was given to Ethan Stewart-Smith, and though his fourth season at the helm nears its end, the team’s growth is just getting started.  Stewart-Smith graduated from Bellefonte Area High School [Read More]
Third class inducted into Centre County sports hall of fame Third class inducted into Centre County sports hall of fame
Centre County Gazette
The members of the Centre County Chapter of the Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame have elected the third class of inductees. It’s a class that includes football players, baseball players and wrestlers, as well as an Olympic swimmer. They went on to coach, teach, become public school [Read More]
Bald Eagle Area wrestling records 700th victory Bald Eagle Area wrestling records 700th victory
Centre County Gazette
WINGATE — Early in the 1956-57 wrestling season Bald Eagle Area beat the Clearfield junior varsity team, 33-20. That might sound like an ignominious victory except for this: it was the first win for the newly-minted program, some of whose wrestlers didn’t know a takedown from a [Read More]

Arts & Entertainment

Schlow to begin winter reading program Schlow to begin winter reading program
Centre County Gazette
When the weather outside is frightful — especially during these first few months of the year — it can be delightful to enjoy a good book inside where it’s warm and cozy. If you’re a teen or adult, you can now be rewarded for your reading efforts this time of year thanks to [Read More]
Palmer Museum of Art hosts exhibition of teacher and abstract artist Robert Reed Palmer Museum of Art hosts exhibition of teacher and abstract artist Robert Reed
Centre County Gazette
UNIVERSITY PARK — On January 5, the Palmer Museum of Art at Penn State opened its first exhibition of the 2019 season, Subjective Spaces: Drawings and Collages by Robert Reed, according to a university press release. The intimate retrospective features 16 selections from Reed’s drawings [Read More]
BAHS to present ‘Twelve Angry Jurors’ BAHS to present ‘Twelve Angry Jurors’
Centre County Gazette
BELLEFONTE — The Bellefonte Area High School Theatre Department will present its winter production “Twelve Angry Jurors” on Jan. 31, and Feb. 1 and 2 at 7 p.m. The shows will be staged in the Bellefonte Area High School Theatre, 830 E. Bishop Street, Bellefonte. On a hot summer [Read More]

Education

K-12 Art Show at Penn State showcases SCASD student works K-12 Art Show at Penn State showcases SCASD student works
Centre County Gazette
STATE COLLEGE — State College Area School District students’ artistic talents are on full display this month at the HUB Robeson Gallery on the Penn State campus. In its final year in the gallery, which is slated to be converted into office space, the annual K-12 Art Show features 152 [Read More]
College entrance strategy: Early action and early decision College entrance strategy: Early action and early decision
Centre County Gazette
Many college-bound students are applying two months ahead of the traditional January admissions deadlines through early action or early decision.  The trend toward early application has been expanding and many colleges and universities now often fill a third or possibly even half of their [Read More]
South Hills students recognize National Law Enforcement Day South Hills students recognize National Law Enforcement Day
Centre County Gazette
STATE COLLEGE Members of the COPS (Community Outreach and Public Service) club at South Hills School of Business & Technology’s State College Campus recognized National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day, which has been observed annually on Jan. 9 since 2015. LEAD was established to [Read More]

Community

Keep your pet safe with these winter pet care tips Keep your pet safe with these winter pet care tips
Centre County Gazette
Winter in Pennsylvania means sweater weather — and if it’s cold enough for you to need one, chances are your dog should be wearing one, too. Whether you think they look adorable or ridiculous, dog sweaters can perform an important function, depending on the dog. “Short hair dogs [Read More]
The Makery holds weekday open studio for kids The Makery holds weekday open studio for kids
Centre County Gazette
STATE COLLEGE — Need to get your preschoolers out of the house and occupied for a change of pace? This time of year when it’s cold and dreary can be especially challenging for the mothers and caregivers of preschoolers. The Makery, at 209 W. Calder Way in State College, has an answer [Read More]
PSFCU donates $5,000 to backpack program PSFCU donates $5,000 to backpack program
Centre County Gazette
BELLEFONTE — Penn State Federal Credit Union recently donated $5,000 to The Y Feeds Kids Weekend Backpack Food program through the YMCA of Centre County, according to a press release.  The program was started during November of 2014 in one school district and has increased to eight local [Read More]

Health & Wellness

7 ways to keep your bladder healthy 7 ways to keep your bladder healthy
Centre County Gazette
It can happen when you cough or sneeze. Or when you pick up something heavy or while working out. It can also happen when you have the urge to go, but cannot make it to the bathroom in time. It’s called urinary incontinence, and it’s the accidental leakage of urine. “There are [Read More]
Important health advice for the New Year Important health advice for the New Year
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January is typically a time when people work on their New Year’s resolutions, many of which involve making positive changes toward improving their health. While many people give up on their resolutions within a few weeks, I urge you to follow through with your pledge to live a healthier [Read More]
Goldberg joins Mount Nittany Health Center for Wound Care Goldberg joins Mount Nittany Health Center for Wound Care
Centre County Gazette
STATE COLLEGE — Mount Nittany Health has announced through a press release the addition of Jason Goldberg, DO, to Mount Nittany Health Center for Wound Care. “As a Penn State graduate, I look forward to returning to the area and serving the wonderful people of this region,” [Read More]
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