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Is it time for UAJA to adopt volumetric billing? - Harry Zimbler

STATE COLLEGE — According to local developer Tom Songer, of the Torron Group, it is time for the University Area Joint Authority to adopt a volumetric billing process that charges for usage, rather than the current system that uses EDUs, or equivalent dwelling units. “The current



Centre County Gazette

Howard resident crowned 2015 Grange Fair Queen Howard resident crowned 2015 Grange Fair Queen
Centre County Gazette
CENTRE HALL — Alissa Woomer, of Howard, was crowned 2015 Grange Fair Queen on Aug. 19 at during the 12th annual contest held on the Southside Stage in Grange Park. In addition to Woomer, seven other contestants from all around Centre County competed for the crown, including Makayla [Read More]
Baton twirlers compete at Grange Fair Baton twirlers compete at Grange Fair
Centre County Gazette
CENTRE HALL — There were 16 young ladies strutting their stuff during the Aug. 22 baton twirling contest held at the Grange Fair grandstand. According to event coordinator Kris McCloskey, the contest has been held for four years. “This isn’t an NTBA (National Baton Twirling [Read More]
Weaver-Gates waives preliminary hearing Weaver-Gates waives preliminary hearing
Centre County Gazette
BELLEFONTE — There will be no preliminary hearing for former beauty queen Brandi Lee Weaver-Gates. Weaver-Gates waived her preliminary hearing, which was scheduled for Aug. 19 in Centre County Court. The former pageant winner was charged last week with a pair of felonies — theft by [Read More]

Business

Carnegie Inn and Spa hires new chef Carnegie Inn and Spa hires new chef
Centre County Gazette
STATE COLLEGE — Hospitality Asset Management Company has announced the appointment of Paul Kendeffy as executive chef of the Carnegie Inn and Spa, a boutique hotel located on the corner of Toftrees Avenue and Cricklewood Drive in State College. “The Carnegie Inn and Spa is proud to [Read More]
Gauging shale gas production topic of upcoming webinar Gauging shale gas production topic of upcoming webinar
Centre County Gazette
UNIVERSITY PARK — Comparing the natural gas volumes in the various shale formations will be the topic of a free, Web-based seminar hosted by Penn State Extension's Marcellus Education Team. The one-hour webinar, featuring Will Brackett, managing editor of the Powell Shale Digest, will be [Read More]
Ferguson Twp. hires new director of planning and zoning Ferguson Twp. hires new director of planning and zoning
Centre County Gazette
    STATE COLLEGE — Ray Stolinas Jr. will join Ferguson Township as director of planning and zoning on Monday, Aug. 31. A Penn State graduate who majored in geography while he was living in the Centre Region, Stolinas is returning to the area from [Read More]

Sports

Penn State women's soccer team off to 2-0 start Penn State women's soccer team off to 2-0 start
Centre County Gazette
UNIVERSITY PARK — When a team plays defense the way the No. 6 Penn State women’s soccer team did on Aug. 23 against Loyola Marymount, a one-goal lead is huge. Two goals ahead is massive. That’s why it was so disconcerting when Penn State finally took a two-goal lead early in the [Read More]
Philipsburg Elks CC hosts young golfers at junior tourney Philipsburg Elks CC hosts young golfers at junior tourney
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PHILIPSBURG — The Philipsburg Elks Country Club recently hosted its Junior Golf Championship, with 16 youngsters from six clubs participating in the event. The boys' 16- to 18-year-olds' 18-hole gross division was claimed by Philipsburg’s Carter Fischer, posting a career-best round of [Read More]
Take heart, football fans — it's almost here Take heart, football fans — it's almost here
Centre County Gazette
For those of you who think that the sports’ world comes to an end with the final whistle of the Super Bowl, and you know who you are, take heart. The dead-time is about to expire. In fact, the NFL is already playing nationally-televised exhibition games. Yes, football season is upon is [Read More]

Arts & Entertainment

Catalyst Quartet to perform at Esber Recital Hall Catalyst Quartet to perform at Esber Recital Hall
Centre County Gazette
UNIVERSITY PARK — Catalyst Quartet, featuring top performers from the renowned Sphinx Competition, will open the Center for the Performing Arts 2015-16 season at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 17, in Esber Recital Hall, Music Building I. The program will feature music from the quartet’s [Read More]
Students can save an extra 15 percent on tickets Sept. 2 Students can save an extra 15 percent on tickets Sept. 2
Centre County Gazette
UNIVERSITY PARK — Because of a grant from the University Park Allocation Committee, Penn State students save every day on the price of tickets to Center for the Performing Arts at Penn State presentations. But for one day — from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 2 — University [Read More]
Performing arts concerts moving to alternate venues Performing arts concerts moving to alternate venues
Centre County Gazette
UNIVERSITY PARK —The Center for the Performing Arts at Penn State presentations of Catalyst Quartet and Alfredo Rodríguez Trio will take place in alternate venues because Schwab Auditorium, the original location for the concerts, is closed for repairs. The Thursday, Sept. 17, [Read More]

Education

Penn State opens its first classroom on a military base Penn State opens its first classroom on a military base
Centre County Gazette
SAN DIEGO, Calif. — Penn State’s new classroom at the Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego will help further its commitment to military students and expand their access to higher education, said university leaders during an Aug. 18 ceremony to dedicate the facility. The university [Read More]
Students blend words, pictures and video to tell stories Students blend words, pictures and video to tell stories
Centre County Gazette
UNIVERSITY PARK — The light of the camera switched on, illuminating the face of Robert Ritzmann as he remembered the story of how he became the longest serving Nittany Lion mascot in the history of Penn State. He had auditioned right after the attack on Pearl Harbor, and he initially thought [Read More]
CPI program receives national accreditation CPI program receives national accreditation
Centre County Gazette
BELLEFONTE — The automotive technology program at CPI has received accreditation by NATEF and The National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence. CPI's automotive program has been accredited in Automotive Service Technology. To achieve this coveted recognition, the school's program [Read More]

Community

Snow Shoe: A park, campground and heritage museum Snow Shoe: A park, campground and heritage museum
Centre County Gazette
SNOW SHOE — Straddling both sides of Route 144, a crooked, curvy 30 miles north of downtown State College and just north of I-80 is where you’ll find Snow Shoe, part of what’s known as the Mountain Top area, despite an elevation of only about 1,600 feet. Snow Shoe doesn’t [Read More]
Mount Nittany Health holds sixth annual Health Walk Mount Nittany Health holds sixth annual Health Walk
Centre County Gazette
CENTRE HALL — One of the greatest attractions of the Grange Fair is the food. Hundreds of food vendors on the grounds dispense all manner of culinary delights, and many of them contain plenty of sugar and fat. Tenters and campers who spend the week there often find themselves gaining weight, [Read More]
Program helps those who are grieving to heal Program helps those who are grieving to heal
Centre County Gazette
I recently officiated at a funeral service for a longtime State College resident. The family’s desire was to create a small and intimate experience. We gathered in a circle and I shared pieces of her life with the group of about 15 people. Then, at the request of the family, I asked the [Read More]

Health & Wellness

CDC recommends later start to the school day for teens CDC recommends later start to the school day for teens
Centre County Gazette
HERSHEY — It’s the time of year when parents are celebrating the return to routine as their children return to school — unless you have a teenager. For parents of teens, getting their children to go to bed on time and get up on time can be a struggle. A lack of sleep can cause [Read More]
Students to help design new curriculum at regional campus Students to help design new curriculum at regional campus
Centre County Gazette
HERSHEY — The medical school model that has existed for decades involves two years of study in the basic sciences followed by two years of clinical study. An initiative under way at Penn State College of Medicine will involve students in developing a new curriculum that integrates the two [Read More]
Prevent Lyme disease with these simple tips Prevent Lyme disease with these simple tips
Centre County Gazette
HERSHEY — When a mosquito decides to dine on your blood, you typically know it — there’s pain, itch and annoyance. Ticks, on the other hand, take a stealthier approach. They often burrow into hard-to-spot areas and hang around for hours or days at a time. The black-legged deer [Read More]
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