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Bellefonte bridge to be renamed - Chris Morelli

BELLEFONTE — Debra Burger already knows that Friday, July 3, will be an emotional evening for her. That night, the High Street Bridge in Bellefonte will be renamed Veterans Bridge during a ceremony slated to begin at 7:30 p.m. The ceremony will close out the traditional Logan Fire Company



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Tradition endures at Central PA 4th Fest Tradition endures at Central PA 4th Fest
Centre County Gazette
UNIVERSITY PARK — The Central PA 4th Fest is billed as a day-long, family-oriented, patriotic birthday party. In reality, it's much more than that. Starting off the day, which falls on a Saturday this year, the Firecracker 4K expects to have more than last year's 1,100 entries. The race [Read More]
Pike Street traffic focus of study through Lemont Pike Street traffic focus of study through Lemont
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LEMONT — Each day drivers equivalent to about three times Lemont’s population use the portion of Pike Street that cuts through the village. That’s between 6,000 to 8,000 cars and trucks using the road that is lined with many of Lemont’s stores and local businesses on a [Read More]
Community Profile: Lemont Community Profile: Lemont
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LEMONT — If you’re deep in the shadow of Mount Nittany, you may well be in the village of Lemont. The eastern edge of the small village is essentially on the southwest end of Mount Nittany and the surrounding terrain is quite hilly. More than a few hardy folks in Centre County have [Read More]

Business

Hawbaker Pavilion to be completed this month Hawbaker Pavilion to be completed this month
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UNIVERSITY PARK — For more than 20 years, the Glenn O. Hawbaker Inc. Charity Golf Outing has been held at the Penn State Golf Courses. Each time the event — as well as others like it — was held, tents had to be erected, then dismantled. Dan Hawbaker, president of GOH Inc., and the [Read More]
Company developing software to support new Blu-ray Company developing software to support new Blu-ray
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STATE COLLEGE — Videon Central Inc. and sMedio Inc. are partnering to develop and license software for the next generation Blu-ray Disc standard, Ultra HD Blu-ray. Together, the companies will provide software on Windows and Linux platforms necessary to support Ultra HD Blu-ray and [Read More]
Sales and marketing are not the same Sales and marketing are not the same
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People have misunderstood the meaning and role of two key business functions for generations: Small to mid-size business owners often think sales is marketing. The department is called “sales and marketing” and salespeople “do marketing.” Some think the sales team’s [Read More]

Sports

Penn State addressing needs along defensive line Penn State addressing needs along defensive line
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UNIVERSITY PARK — When James Franklin first came to Penn State he and his staff were known as an extremely effective and relentless recruiters. And they certainly haven't done anything since to dispel that image. They've enhanced it, if anything.In recent months, there has been lots of talk [Read More]
Shuey's two home runs lift Bellefonte over State College National Shuey's two home runs lift Bellefonte over State College National
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BELLEFONTE — Seth Shuey has a reputation for being the quietest kid at the ballpark. Since Bellefonte's June 26 win over State College National, he also has a reputation for being a hero. Shuey hit two home runs, and Bobby Marsh threw a one-hitter in relief, leading Bellefonte to a 6-3 [Read More]
Haslett a solid addition to Penn State staff Haslett a solid addition to Penn State staff
Centre County Gazette
UNIVERSITY PARK — Penn State recently hired NFL veteran coach Jim Haslett as a consultant for the football program. This can only be described as a win-win situation for everyone involved. Haslett, who is from Pennsylvania and played college ball for Indiana University of Pennsylvania, has [Read More]

Arts & Entertainment

PSU Concert Choir rocks out with the Rolling Stones PSU Concert Choir rocks out with the Rolling Stones
Centre County Gazette
PITTSBURGH — On June 20, a group of Penn State Concert Choir members proved you can get what you want — and what millions of other rock music fans want, too — when they sang with The Rolling Stones during the band’s Zip Code tour stop in Pittsburgh. The Penn State students [Read More]
Hot Tuna to make return visit to State Theatre Hot Tuna to make return visit to State Theatre
Centre County Gazette
STATE COLLEGE — Hot Tuna returns to State College this summer with a concert at 8 p.m. on Friday, July 17, at the State Theatre, 130 W. College Ave. This time, the duo will return with a full electric band. For more than four decades, Jorma Kaukonen and Jack Casady of Hot Tuna have played [Read More]
Students participate in auditions Students participate in auditions
Centre County Gazette
UNIVERSITY PARK — Area piano students participated in the National Guild of Piano Teachers Annual Auditions, recently held at Penn State's School of Music. Those participating performed two to 10 pieces from memory for an impartial judge, Dee Ann Symington, of the Pittsburgh area. Student [Read More]

Education

On-campus preparation serves student well On-campus preparation serves student well
Centre County Gazette
UNIVERSITY PARK — Nashville is the home of country music. This summer, it is also the home of Penn State University College of Communications student Gabrielle Chappel, who had never been to the city prior to moving there on May 22, her 21st birthday. Chappel, who happens to be a country [Read More]
BEA contributes to Ronald McDonald House BEA contributes to Ronald McDonald House
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WINGATE — Bald Eagle Area student government members made a trip to the Ronald McDonald House in Danville recently to deliver donations from the school. The group delivered 170 pounds of pop tabs, $150 worth of breakfast and lunch items, and a $50 monetary donation. The money and food [Read More]
Area student recognized for academic excellence Area student recognized for academic excellence
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LEWISBURG — Cameron Cody, a high-achieving student from Howard, was honored as one of the brightest young students in the world at a regional awards ceremony held at Bucknell University in Lewisburg for academically advanced children sponsored by the Johns Hopkins University Center for [Read More]

Community

Grange Fairgrounds hosts Relay for Life fundraiser Grange Fairgrounds hosts Relay for Life fundraiser
Centre County Gazette
CENTRE HALL — The 11th annual Happy Valley Relay for Life fundraiser for the American Cancer Society was held June 27 and 28 at the Grange Fairgrounds in Centre Hall. This annual event is one of the top fundraisers of its kind, ranked 15th in its division and 138th in the nation. This year [Read More]
Centre Hall Yard Sale Days draw large crowds Centre Hall Yard Sale Days draw large crowds
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CENTRE HALL — Though best known for the Grange Fair that packs its town each year, Centre Hall also hosts another widely attended event each year — its Town Wide Yard Sale Days, held the last full weekend in June. Town Wide Yard Sale Days began when several local business owners [Read More]
Centre Hall Women's Club makes donations Centre Hall Women's Club makes donations
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CENTRE HALL — The Centre Hall Women’s Club recently presented donations to four Penns Valley community organizations: Centre Hall Library, Centre Hall Fire Company, the HOPE Fund of Penns Valley and Penns Valley EMS. Women’s Clubs began in the United States in the 1860s, with [Read More]

Health & Wellness

Breast density can affect mammogram's ability to detect cancer Breast density can affect mammogram's ability to detect cancer
Centre County Gazette
HERSHEY — When it comes to breast cancer screening, the density of your breasts affects how well a mammogram can detect cancerous tissues. That’s why Pennsylvania and 20 other states have adopted laws requiring radiologists to include information about breast density in every [Read More]
Center for Healthy Aging conducts focus groups Center for Healthy Aging conducts focus groups
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UNIVERSITY PARK — A group of Penn State researchers recently sought input from older adults regarding their experiences and expectations for leisure opportunities at senior centers as a first step to developing programs to meet their specific needs. The feedback collected through the focus [Read More]
Make sure summer camps meet safety requirements Make sure summer camps meet safety requirements
Centre County Gazette
Summer camp is a great way to expose your child to new activities and friends, as well as allow them to build self confidence and independence. Before you send your child off for a week or two of fun, it is important to research the following questions: ■ Is the camp accredited by the American [Read More]
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