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STATE COLLEGE — To celebrate area recycling efforts, the Centre County Recycling and Refuse Authority recognized and awarded 60 county businesses, schools and organizations at the 2014 Centre County Green Business Partner Awards luncheon on Nov. 13. About 100 people attended the first-ever



Centre County Gazette

Mature Lifestyles: Financial Focus Mature Lifestyles: Financial Focus
Centre County Gazette
In this week's issue of The Centre County Gazette, you'll find Mature Lifestyles, a special section that includes everything there is to know about managing finances during the later years in life. Find out about how to get the most out of your retirement, investing, wills and the pros and cons [Read More]
Fans encouraged to attend ‘Blue Out,’ support fight against child abuse Fans encouraged to attend ‘Blue Out,’ support fight against child abuse
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UNIVERSITY PARK — A Penn State student group will continue the tradition of the Blue Out game when the Nittany Lions host the Michigan State Spartans on Saturday, Nov. 27, at Beaver Stadium. The event, which has taken place annually since 2011, is organized by One Heart: Penn State Students [Read More]
With bowl berth clinched, Penn State looks to keep winning streak alive With bowl berth clinched, Penn State looks to keep winning streak alive
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UNIVERSITY PARK — Where to start? Bowl eligibility? Return of Miles Diffenbach, Donovan Smith and the running game? Four interceptions and freshmen ball hawks in the secondary? Another non-losing season under the sanctions? Best probably to go to the beginning: The Penn State defense forced [Read More]

Business

Local Rotarian invited to Chicago for 'Young Professional Summit' Local Rotarian invited to Chicago for 'Young Professional Summit'
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CHICAGO — The future of Rotary International was the central focus of the recent “Young Professional Summit” held in Chicago at the worldwide headquarters for the service organization. While hundreds of young members from throughout the world applied to attend this important event, [Read More]
GEW aims to inspire aspiring entrepreneurs GEW aims to inspire aspiring entrepreneurs
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UNIVERSITY PARK — When looking to conceptualize an idea and start one’s own business, there are many unknown resources in central Pennsylvania. Global Enterprise Week, set for Sunday, Nov. 16, through Friday, Nov. 21, is designed to encourage both students and community members to [Read More]
PSU student to share business innovation story PSU student to share business innovation story
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UNIVERSITY PARK — Inspiration can strike any time or place. Taylor Mitcham, a senior in mining engineering, was not looking to start a business last winter. Her car needed a wash, but as a busy college student she didn’t want to waste time sitting in a tunnel car wash. However, she [Read More]

Sports

State High faces another tough test in Erie McDowell State High faces another tough test in Erie McDowell
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STATE COLLEGE — The State College football team took home its 13th district title with a 29-7 victory over DuBois on Nov. 14 at Hollidaysburg High School. The Little Lions did it with defense. State College forced five turnovers and held the ultra-high scoring Beavers, who were averaging more [Read More]
Victory caps historic week for men’s basketball program Victory caps historic week for men’s basketball program
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UNIVERSITY PARK — It wasn’t a pretty start, but Pat Chambers and his Penn State Nittany Lion basketball team eventually pulled it together on Nov. 14, downing non-conference foe Morgan State 61-48 at the Bryce Jordan Center. Just two days after signing the highest-ranked recruiting [Read More]
Welcome back, college basketball Welcome back, college basketball
Centre County Gazette
UNIVERSITY PARK — College basketball is back, and both the Penn State men and women have opened their seasons at the Bryce Jordan Center with results that were just one basket shy of perfection. On Nov. 14, head coach Patrick Chambers and his men's team began their 2014-15 campaign with a [Read More]

Arts & Entertainment

WPSU-TV preparing for anniversary WPSU-TV preparing for anniversary
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UNIVERSITY PARK — WPSU-TV first hit the airwaves nearly 50 years ago and the station is calling on former employees and interns to share memories and to send messages as it approaches its golden anniversary in March. Messages, which may be shared during the anniversary celebration, can be [Read More]
Valuable movies and valued movies may be two different things Valuable movies and valued movies may be two different things
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UNIVERSITY PARK — Action movies may drive box office revenues, but dramas and deeper, more serious movies earn audience acclaim and appreciation, according to a team of researchers. "Most people think that entertainment is just a silly diversion, but our research shows that entertainment is [Read More]
American Indian cultures, traditions to be celebrated in WPSU documentary American Indian cultures, traditions to be celebrated in WPSU documentary
Centre County Gazette
UNIVERSITY PARK — Fewer than 200 American Indians call central Pennsylvania home, but thousands have gathered in State College once a year for more than a decade to celebrate and embrace their various cultures, traditions and values. “As Long As We Dance: The New Faces of an Ancient [Read More]

Education

St. John's school celebrates Veterans Day St. John's school celebrates Veterans Day
Centre County Gazette
BELLEFONTE — St. John the Evangelist Catholic School students honored not only all veterans on Veterans Day, but made special time to celebrate their own family members who’ve served in the U.S. military. Kristina Tice, principal of St. John, decided to make this year’s Veterans [Read More]
Stengels make $1 million gift to endow Penn State Alumni Association volunteer leadership programs Stengels make $1 million gift to endow Penn State Alumni Association volunteer leadership programs
Centre County Gazette
UNIVERSITY PARK — The Penn State Alumni Association has received a $1 million gift from an alumni couple to strengthen programs that support Penn State alumni volunteer leaders across the nation. The Stengel Family Endowment for Excellence in Alumni Volunteer Leadership — established by [Read More]
Bridge Educational Foundation announces scholarships Bridge Educational Foundation announces scholarships
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BOALSBURG — Bridge Educational Foundation has announced scholarships totaling $34,015 for local families through the Educational Improvement Tax Credit Scholarship program at St. Joseph’s Catholic Academy. RBC Capital Markets, UnitedHealthcare Community Plan and Waste Management donated [Read More]

Community

Millheim hosts seventh annual Harry Smith Folk Music Festival Millheim hosts seventh annual Harry Smith Folk Music Festival
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MILLHEIM — The Elk Creek Café & Aleworks in Millheim was the site of the seventh annual Harry Smith Folk Music Festival on Nov. 16. Several musical acts performed songs from the Harry Smith Anthology of American Folk Music. Harry Smith, who died in 1991, was an archivist, [Read More]
Penns Valley drama class to present 'Krazy Kamp' play Penns Valley drama class to present 'Krazy Kamp' play
Centre County Gazette
SPRING MILLS — The Penns Valley Senior High Drama Class will present “Krazy Kamp,” a comedic farce, on Friday, Nov. 21, in the high school auditorium. The play revolves around two summer camps on opposite sides of beautiful Lake Lookeeloo. Camp Pocahontas, an exclusive resort for [Read More]
Penns Valley pastor takes bicycle trip of a lifetime Penns Valley pastor takes bicycle trip of a lifetime
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SPRING MILLS — Back in April, K.R. Mele and his friend Harold Morgan embarked on the trip of a lifetime. The pair pedaled for 3,178 miles on a bicycle trip from Santa Monica, Calif., to St. Augustine, Fla. Mele, the pastor of Family Life of Penns Valley Church, was inspired to make a [Read More]

Health & Wellness

Early detection still the biggest challenge with pancreatic cancer Early detection still the biggest challenge with pancreatic cancer
Centre County Gazette
HERSHEY — November is Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month.   According to the American Cancer Society, more than 46,000 people will be diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in the United States this year and more than 39,000 people will die from the disease. But, new treatments are [Read More]
Joint Commission recognizes Penn State Hershey as 'Top Performer' Joint Commission recognizes Penn State Hershey as 'Top Performer'
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UNIVERSITY PARK — Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center has been recognized as a 2013 Top Performer on Key Quality Measures by The Joint Commission, an independent agency that accredits hospitals. The medical center was recognized as part of the commission’s 2014 annual report [Read More]
Children’s Advocacy Center of Centre County earns accreditation Children’s Advocacy Center of Centre County earns accreditation
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STATE COLLEGE — The Children’s Advocacy Center of Centre County, Mount Nittany Health, has been awarded accreditation by National Children’s Alliance following an extensive application and site review process. As the accrediting agency for Children’s Advocacy Centers across [Read More]
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