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Centre County DA race: Sparks fly as Cantorna challenges Parks Miller - G. Kerry Webster

BELLEFONTE — Local attorney Bernie Cantorna has officially thrown his hat into the ring for the Centre County district attorney position, and the sparks have started to fly. Cantorna, a partner in Bryant & Cantorna P.C., made the announcement with his wife, Margherita, and daughter



Centre County Gazette

Alternative Christmas Fair in State College focuses on ‘selfless gift of giving’ Alternative Christmas Fair in State College focuses on ‘selfless gift of giving’
Centre County Gazette
STATE COLLEGE — For Cynthia Carpenter, the Alternative Christmas Fair “is warm joy in a season of giving.” Carpenter is in her second year as co-chair of the fair, which takes place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 4, at the University Baptist and Brethren Church, 411 [Read More]
Centre County’s $82.8M budget shows no tax increase Centre County’s $82.8M budget shows no tax increase
Centre County Gazette
BELLEFONTE — It doesn't look like there will be a tax increase in Centre County in 2017. At the Centre County board of commissioners meeting Nov. 29, the commissioners unanimously passed the tentative county budget that shows no tax increase. The last time Centre County residents saw a tax [Read More]
Centre County recount petitions submitted after deadline Centre County recount petitions submitted after deadline
Centre County Gazette
BELLEFONTE — More than 100 county residents filed petitions with the Centre County Elections Office on Nov. 28, seeking a recount of the Nov. 8 general election in their respective precincts. They were just a few days late. According to Joyce McKinley, Centre County's director of elections, [Read More]

Business

State College Downtown Improvement District joins holiday celebration State College Downtown Improvement District joins holiday celebration
Centre County Gazette
STATE COLLEGE — As the holiday season kicks into high gear, the Downtown Improvement District is playing a major role in ensuring an atmosphere of celebration. At the center of the season is the DID’s partnership with Penn State that establishes the local Military Appreciation [Read More]
Dog Valley Daycare opens doors in Pleasant Gap Dog Valley Daycare opens doors in Pleasant Gap
Centre County Gazette
PLEASANT GAP — Centre County residents now have another option when it comes to the daily care and grooming of their furry friends. Dog Valley Daycare, located at 485 E. College Ave. in Pleasant Gap, opened Nov. 28. Dog Valley Daycare is a 2,500-square-foot, full-service dog daycare, grooming [Read More]
Moshannon Valley Economic Development Partnership board members selected, officers installed Moshannon Valley Economic Development Partnership board members selected, officers installed
Centre County Gazette
PHILIPSBURG — Officials of the Moshannon Valley Economic Development Partnership announced that five candidates for seats on the partnership's board of directors have been elected for three-year terms. "In late October, the MVEDP held its annual board of director's election," said Stan [Read More]

Sports

Penn State women's volleyball: as tourney starts, Lions seek consistency   Penn State women's volleyball: as tourney starts, Lions seek consistency
Centre County Gazette
A trying 2016 women’s volleyball season has Penn State head coach Russ Rose concerned about his team as the NCAA tournament begins Saturday, Dec. 3. “The reality is we've lost nine matches; six in conference,” Rose told reporters after the team’s three-set win over [Read More]
Penn State wrestlers face stiff test from Lehigh   Penn State wrestlers face stiff test from Lehigh
Centre County Gazette
UNIVERSITY PARK — Through two dual meets and a tournament, the No. 2 Penn State wrestling team has dominated, yet to be challenged. That may end at noon Sunday, Dec. 4, in the Bryce Jordan Center. The Nittany Lions will resume action after a two-week hiatus that included [Read More]
Penn State football: breakdown of bowl scenarios Penn State football: breakdown of bowl scenarios
Centre County Gazette
What happens now with Penn State? Let's start with the one thing at this point that is for sure: Penn State will play Wisconsin in the Big Ten Championship game in Indianapolis on Saturday, Dec. 3. After that, things can get very messy and very murky. For the Nittany Lions, the clearest [Read More]

Arts & Entertainment

New PASCP dancers bring unique expression to  ‘The Nutcracker’ New PASCP dancers bring unique expression to ‘The Nutcracker’
Centre County Gazette
UNIVERSITY PARK — One of the region's most cherished traditions will return to Eisenhower Auditorium on Saturday, Dec. 10, and Sunday, Dec. 11, when the curtain opens on Performing Arts School of Central Pennsylvania's “The Nutcracker” ballet. Despite its familiarity, each new [Read More]
Bellefonte Art Museum holiday show starts Dec. 2 Bellefonte Art Museum holiday show starts Dec. 2
Centre County Gazette
BELLEFONTE — The Bellefonte Art Museum for Centre County's 2016 holiday show and sale, “Creating the New: Inspired by Great Artists,” begins Friday, Dec. 2, and will run from noon to 4:30 p.m. on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through Friday, Dec. 23. The museum is located at 133 [Read More]
‘Moana’ another Disney animated classic ‘Moana’ another Disney animated classic
Centre County Gazette
Much has been made of Disney’s hot streak in 2016. They’ve already had hits with “Zootopia,” “The Jungle Book,” “Captain America: Civil War,” “Finding Dory” and “Doctor Strange,” plus “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” [Read More]

Education

 Junior Women’s Club of State College Elves' Gift Shop lets kids find gifts for family Junior Women’s Club of State College Elves' Gift Shop lets kids find gifts for family
Centre County Gazette
STATE COLLEGE — Children will have the chance to see what it is like to do the Christmas shopping Saturday, Dec. 3, at the Elves’ Gift Shop at Park Forest Middle School, all while giving mom and dad a chance to relax during the stressful holiday season.  In its 30th year, [Read More]
Penn State Campus and Community Sustainability Expo set Dec. 7   Penn State Campus and Community Sustainability Expo set Dec. 7
Centre County Gazette
 UNIVERSITY PARK — More than 140 Penn State students will showcase projects dealing with local sustainability topics during the Campus and Community Sustainability Expo, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 7, at the State College Municipal Building. The students partnered with local [Read More]
Penn State Students Engaging Students delivers Thanksgiving baskets Penn State Students Engaging Students delivers Thanksgiving baskets
Centre County Gazette
Students delivered 20 baskets to Interfaith Human Services on Nov. 16 as part of Penn State Students Engaging Students' annual Thanksgiving basket drive. The student organization delivered more than 400 baskets to Centre County nonprofits that day. Pictured, from left, are [Read More]

Community

State College pig sculpture initiator celebrates 98 years State College pig sculpture initiator celebrates 98 years
Centre County Gazette
STATE COLLEGE — A special celebration of 98 years was held in honor of a man instrumental in bringing the “Centennial Pigs” sculpture to downtown State College. Ed Mattil was surrounded by family and friends when he blew out candles on his birthday cake at the Tavern Restaurant on [Read More]
Bellefonte Victorian Christmas features a Hallmark movie-like setting Bellefonte Victorian Christmas features a Hallmark movie-like setting
Centre County Gazette
Walk down the streets of Bellefonte during Victorian Christmas, being held this year Friday, Dec. 9, through Sunday, Dec. 11, and you may feel as though you have landed in a Dickens tale or a Hallmark Christmas movie setting. If you happen to come there on Friday during the day, you can visit the [Read More]
Fresh pumpkin pies awarded to Turkey Trot fundraiser winners in Spring Mills Fresh pumpkin pies awarded to Turkey Trot fundraiser winners in Spring Mills
Centre County Gazette
SPRING MILLS — On Thanksgiving morning, Nov. 24, a group of 86 runners gathered at the Old Gregg School Community Center in Spring Mills for the eighth annual Turkey Trot 5K race, which benefits the Penns Valley HOPE Fund. The race was originated by Penns Valley High School student Will Lush [Read More]

Health & Wellness

Centre County collection boxes dispose of unwanted medication Centre County collection boxes dispose of unwanted medication
Centre County Gazette
BELLEFONTE — Since late June, an initiative by the Centre County District Attorney's Office has proven to be effective in getting unused and unwanted medication off the streets. The Medication Collection Box program is a direct result of a Pennsylvania District Attorney's Association grant, [Read More]
Exercise feet to improve balance, Spring Mills expert says Exercise feet to improve balance, Spring Mills expert says
Centre County Gazette
Have you ever stubbed or broken a toe? It seems to take forever to heal while you hobble around a lot and easily lose your balance. The reason you lose your balance is that the most important muscles for balance, the dorsiflexor muscles, are in the lower leg (shin) and foot. Their role is to pull [Read More]
Penn State study examines adolescent hearing loss Penn State study examines adolescent hearing loss
Centre County Gazette
UNIVERSITY PARK — Adding higher frequencies to the American Academy of Pediatrics hearing test protocol helps detect adolescent hearing loss, according to a team of pediatricians and audiologists. "If we can detect hearing loss when it's mild, we can modify behavior," said Deepa Sekhar, [Read More]
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