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STATE COLLEGE — Alex Lettieri and Mariah Chuprinski have a lot in common: both girls are Penn State sophomores, and both moved into their rental house on East Beaver avenue early to avoid the hectic move-in weekend crowds on Aug. 23 and 24. Despite this, they also have many differences



Centre County Gazette

Business Trip: Penn State opens Franklin Era with game in Ireland Business Trip: Penn State opens Franklin Era with game in Ireland
Centre County Gazette
UNIVERSITY PARK — The story behind how new Penn State head coach James Franklin's Nittany Lions will face off against Central Florida in Dublin, Ireland on Saturday is so convoluted and labyrinth-like that it almost defies belief. It's not even surprising that a volcano in Iceland called [Read More]
Bundy prepares for last season leading Blue Band Bundy prepares for last season leading Blue Band
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UNIVERSITY PARK —Dr. Richard Bundy, the longtime director of the Penn State Marching Blue Band who joined the Penn State faculty in 1983, recently announced that he’ll retire at the end of this academic year. A two-time graduate of Penn State, Bundy recently talked about the growth of [Read More]
B-17 takes flying enthusiasts on a 'Sentimental Journey' B-17 takes flying enthusiasts on a 'Sentimental Journey'
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STATE COLLEGE — One of the best ways to really see Happy Valley is from above. Some of the best viewing places, it can be argued, include Beaver Stadium and Mount Nittany. The view from 2,500 feet above ground in Sentimental Journey, a 70-year-old Boeing-17 that landed at the University Park [Read More]

Business

Wellness center continues to grow Wellness center continues to grow
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BELLEFONTE—The addition of Kalina’s Studio to Indigo Wren’s Nest Wellness Centre, located at 111 S. Spring St. in downtown Bellefonte, provides another opportunity for community members embark on a journey of self discovery. The studio, which opened earlier this month, joins a [Read More]
Penn State reaches milestone in conversion to cleaner energy Penn State reaches milestone in conversion to cleaner energy
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UNIVERSITY PARK — Penn State continues its pursuit of greater sustainability with the conclusion of construction on the installation of 13,645 feet (2.6 miles) of pipe to increase natural gas service to the University’s West Campus Steam Plant. Conversion from its historic use of coal [Read More]
Ribbon-cutting ceremony celebrated Rugrats Resale grand re-opening Ribbon-cutting ceremony celebrated Rugrats Resale grand re-opening
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STATE COLLEGE — A ribbon-cutting ceremony and grand re-opening of Rugrats Resale recently took place at Penn Skates, 2210 High Tech Road, with new owner, Linda Myers. Rugrats Resale is a children's consignment sale that takes place twice a year. Consignors’ price their items by using [Read More]

Sports

Week 1 previews: Time to kick it off Week 1 previews: Time to kick it off
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Football is back. Another high school season is upon us. There are a full slate of games on Friday night as all six Centre County squads open the 2014 campaign. A closer look at the games: Spring Ford at State College Not a team to shy away from a challenge, State College again will open its [Read More]
Inlow expects Mounties to defend district title Inlow expects Mounties to defend district title
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PHILIPSBURG — A closer look at the 2014 Philipsburg-Osceola High School boys' soccer team: Coach — Shawn Inlow. 2013 Record — 10-9-1, District 6 Champions, lost to Oley Valley in state playoffs. Key losses — Alvero Sands and Hunter Honan. Key returnees — Andy Gray, [Read More]
State High volleyball squad hopes to pick up where it left off State High volleyball squad hopes to pick up where it left off
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STATE COLLEGE — A closer look at the 2014 State College Area High School girls' volleyball squad: Head coach — Chad Weight. 2013 record — 22-5-4, 15-1 conference. Key losses — Taylor Lee, Christine Irwin and Abby Harrington. Key returnees — Kyla Irwin, Jenae Moran, [Read More]

Arts & Entertainment

Sandonato spends time with ballet students Sandonato spends time with ballet students
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STATE COLLEGE — For the second consecutive week, Performing Arts School of Central Pennsylvania (PASCP) hosted a Pennsylvania Ballet veteran for its summer ballet program. Barbara Sandonato spent five days last week working with talented young hopefuls for Ballet Theatre’s second summer [Read More]
Renowned chef to present lecture Renowned chef to present lecture
Centre County Gazette
WILLIAMSPORT — Food Network host and James Beard Award nominee chef Ben Vaughn will offer a free public lecture Sept. 4 at Pennsylvania College of Technology. Vaughn’s talk, part of the college’s William C. Butler Lecture Series, is titled “Sustaining Your Career in a [Read More]
'Lanny Sommese: Image Maker' on display at Palmer Museum of Art 'Lanny Sommese: Image Maker' on display at Palmer Museum of Art
Centre County Gazette
UNIVERSITY PARK — The eminent career of Lanny Sommese, distinguished professor of graphic design at Penn State, who retired this spring after 44 years of teaching within the College of Arts and Architecture, is being celebrated at the Palmer Museum of Art. Perhaps best known locally for his [Read More]

Education

IST student earns online master’s degree IST student earns online master’s degree
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UNIVERSITY PARK — Amidst raising 10 children as well as serving a military deployment in Afghanistan, Jim Terwilliger obtained a master’s degree in cybersecurity from Penn State’s World Campus. It might have taken considerable dedication and a great deal of flexibility but, [Read More]
South Hills student recognized with top honors at conference South Hills student recognized with top honors at conference
Centre County Gazette
STATE COLLEGE — More than 1,800 of America’s best and brightest college students recently traveled to Nashville, Tenn., to showcase their talents as future business leaders and vie for the opportunity to win more than $79,000 in cash awards. Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta [Read More]
Centre County seniors fare well at state competition Centre County seniors fare well at state competition
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JOHNSTOWN — Four Centre County seniors participated in the Distinguished Young Women Pennsylvania Program in Johnstown from July 27 through Aug. 2. They qualified to advance to state competition during an at-large program held at Bald Eagle High School on May 18. Catherine Zhang from North [Read More]

Community

Grange Fair kicks off with opening ceremony Grange Fair kicks off with opening ceremony
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CENTRE HALL — The 140th annual Grange Encampment and Fair kicked off with an opening ceremony on Aug. 21 at the Southside Stage on the fairgrounds. Present at this ceremony were many dignitaries including Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett, Secretary of Agriculture George Greig, Agricultural [Read More]
Bellefonte Community Band director steps down Bellefonte Community Band director steps down
Centre County Gazette
CENTRE HALL — Natalie Stanton directed her last concert as director of the Bellefonte Community Band on Aug. 23 at the Grange Fair in Centre Hall. Stanton, who has directed the band since 2008 has decided to step down due to a busy schedule and demands on her time. Stanton, whose home town [Read More]
Mount Nittany Health hosts Health Walk at Grange Fair Mount Nittany Health hosts Health Walk at Grange Fair
Centre County Gazette
CENTRE HALL — One of the greatest attractions of Grange Fair is the food. Literally hundreds of food vendors dispense all manner of culinary delights, many of them loaded with sugar and fat. Tenters and campers who spend the week there often find themselves gaining weight, and elevating their [Read More]

Health & Wellness

Easing back to school anxieties in kids Easing back to school anxieties in kids
Centre County Gazette
HERSHEY — After a summer of lazy afternoons and late bedtimes, parents of school-aged children face the deadline for helping their young ones transition to not only a new routine and schedule — but also the academic and social challenges a new school year brings.  “The [Read More]
Are you up-to-date on your immunizations? Are you up-to-date on your immunizations?
Centre County Gazette
HUNTINGDON — If you can’t answer that question, you’re not alone. While many adults with children ensure that their child doesn’t miss a vaccination, it’s not uncommon for parents to completely neglect their own need for vaccines too. Since it is back-to-school season, [Read More]
Back-to-school transitions for teens Back-to-school transitions for teens
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HERSHEY — Preparing to ace subjects such as time management, independence and identity can drive high school and college students — not to mention their parents — to weeks of worry and anxiety as summer melts into September.   Michael J. Murray, associate professor of [Read More]
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