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PLEASANT GAP — It's Tuesday afternoon at Pleasant Gap Elementary School. At first glance inside the school's library, it looks like any other school day. Some children are reading books, some are doing arts and crafts, some are playing games. Look closer. It turns out that some of the



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Area basketball teams posting big wins in the early going Area basketball teams posting big wins in the early going
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The 2014-15 high school basketball season is already beginning to take shape. For the five Centre County teams, there are two new coaches — Joe Walker at State College and Matt Curtis at Philipsburg-Osceola — a ton of new faces on the court, and already some memorable games. Don't expect [Read More]
Thousands flock to Bellefonte for Victorian Christmas Thousands flock to Bellefonte for Victorian Christmas
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BELLEFONTE — There was no snow on the ground, but that didn't seem to dampen the Christmas spirit in Bellefonte over the weekend. The annual Victorian Christmas went off without a hitch on Dec. 12, 13 and 14. Thousands flocked to downtown Bellefonte to visit Santa, shop, check out the [Read More]
Holiday Worship Directory Holiday Worship Directory
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Calvary 1250 1250 University Drive, State College Christmas Eve: 3 p.m., 5 p.m. and 7 p.m.   Calvary Gray’s Woods Gray’s Woods Elementary 160 Brackenbourne Drive, Port Matilda Christmas Eve: 4 p.m.   Calvary Warriors Mark 4976 Camp Kanesatake Lane, Spruce [Read More]

Business

Workstations designed for groups and individuals Workstations designed for groups and individuals
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UNIVERSITY PARK — New school and office workspace designs created by a group of Penn State engineering students are intended to allow users to share space and materials while maintaining their own work areas — a dual purpose the researchers say has been neglected. The research began [Read More]
TechCelerator companies graduate from business bootcamp TechCelerator companies graduate from business bootcamp
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UNIVERSITY PARK — The capstone event of the 10-week business boot camp delivered by Ben Franklin Technology Partners took place at the Technology Center at Innovation Park at Penn State. The graduation included presentations by all six companies participating in BFTP’s TechCelerator [Read More]
Loy earns retirement income certification Loy earns retirement income certification
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STATE COLLEGE — Judy Loy, president and CEO of Nestlerode and Loy Inc. Investment Advisors, has received designation as a Retirement Income Certified Professional from The American College of Financial Services. Loy, who has been a financial adviser for more than 20 years, pursued this new [Read More]

Sports

Penn State runs its record to 10-1 with victory over George Washington Penn State runs its record to 10-1 with victory over George Washington
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UNIVERSITY PARK — No do-or-die possessions or must-have free throws. No stretch runs or last minute heroics. Penn State didn't need any of it against the George Washington Colonials. In a departure from many recent nail-biters, the Nittany Lions' defense clamped down on George Washington in [Read More]
Nittany Lion wrestling squad off to another stellar start Nittany Lion wrestling squad off to another stellar start
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COLLEGE PARK, Md. — The Penn State wrestling team just keeps winning. With an interesting mix of veteran All-Americans and callow freshmen, and everything in between, the Nittany Lions haven’t been tested, yet. Their latest romp came on Dec. 11 at the Xfinity Center against conference [Read More]
High school wrestling season gets underway High school wrestling season gets underway
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The high school wrestling season is underway for Class AAA teams Bellefonte, Bald Eagle Area, Philipsburg-Osceola and State College, along with Class AA teams Penns Valley and St. Joseph’s Academy. Here's a brief look back at early matches that Centre County grapplers participated in with [Read More]

Arts & Entertainment

'Higher Education in Focus' to celebrate Penn State’s recycling achievements 'Higher Education in Focus' to celebrate Penn State’s recycling achievements
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UNIVERSITY PARK — During the next installment of WPSU-TV’s “Higher Education in Focus,” Penn State President Eric J. Barron, as well as WPSU-TV’s Patty Satalia, will discuss the university’s achievements in recycling and sustainability. The episode will air at 8 [Read More]
Students can now earn degree in music technology Students can now earn degree in music technology
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UNIVERSITY PARK — As students in Penn State’s School of Music prepare for end-of-semester concerts and recitals, they’ll engage in the same rituals as musicians hundreds of years before them. They’ll clamp new reeds in their clarinets, run bars of resin along their violin [Read More]
Bellefonte student performs at band invitational Bellefonte student performs at band invitational
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BELLEFONTE — Linzy Fetterolf, an oboist with the Bellefonte Area Middle School band, participated in the inaugural Junior High Band Invitational held at Indiana University of Pennsylvania on Nov. 8. Fetterolf performed in ensemble along with nearly100 other students selected from Pennsylvania [Read More]

Education

Technology instructors lauded Technology instructors lauded
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STATE COLLEGE — State College School District technology education instructors Bill Hughes, Jeff Seamans, Greg Wilson and Ron Shealer gave the keynote presentation at the Technology Engineering and Education Association of Pennsylvania conference, which was held recently in Camp Hill. Their [Read More]
Penns Valley announces honor roll Penns Valley announces honor roll
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SPRING MILLS — The Penns Valley Junior-Senior High School honor roll for the first nine-week grading period ending Nov. 4 has been announced by secondary principal Dustin Dalton. Students must achieve an unweighted average grade of 80 to 89.999 for regular honor roll and an unweighted average [Read More]
Lunch ladies: Behind the scenes at Bellefonte Lunch ladies: Behind the scenes at Bellefonte
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BELLEFONTE — While students are showering, brushing their teeth and grabbing a bite to eat before school, the lunch ladies at Bellefonte Area High School are hard at work. “First thing, we come in, have to turn all the ovens on, vents, then unlock everything. Then everybody has [Read More]

Community

The Beaten Path offers eclectic choice of antique items The Beaten Path offers eclectic choice of antique items
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CENTRE HALL — Carol Bickle has a lifetime love of antiques, so it was only natural that she opened an antiques shop, The Beaten Path, in Centre Hall eight years ago. Entering her store at 112 E. Church St. is like stepping back in time. All the things you remember from your [Read More]
Plenty of local options available for last-minute shoppers Plenty of local options available for last-minute shoppers
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There are some people for whom the only way to shop is in a last-minute flying frenzy. They are just wired that way. If you're one of those people, take note of a few local stores where you can score unique and thoughtful gifts. You might not normally consider an antique store a place do holiday [Read More]
Out and about in Bellefonte: Lyons Kennels owner has big heart Out and about in Bellefonte: Lyons Kennels owner has big heart
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BELLEFONTE — Gerald Lyons never forgets where he came from. “The Marines changed my life,” said Lyons, owner of Lyons Kennels in Bellefonte. I arranged an interview with Lyons to find out what, if anything, he had planned for the Christmas holidays in the way of discounts, sales [Read More]

Health & Wellness

New online tool aids in assessing newborn weight loss New online tool aids in assessing newborn weight loss
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HERSHEY — Using weights obtained from more than 100,000 Northern California babies, a new study is the first to detail the weight loss patterns of exclusively breastfed newborns. The results show that some breastfed babies lose weight faster and for a longer period than was previously [Read More]
Many different factors can trigger holiday depression Many different factors can trigger holiday depression
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HERSHEY — While the holidays are a time of merriment and festivities for many, some people struggle with depression during this time of year. Dr. Erika Saunders, interim chair of psychiatry at Penn State Hershey, said there are some distinct warning signs to watch for. “If [Read More]
Geisinger ranked 18th in top 25 Geisinger ranked 18th in top 25
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DANVILLE — Geisinger Health System has been ranked 18th in the Healthcare Supply Chain Top 25 for 2014 by Gartner, the world’s leading information technology research and advisory company. Geisinger has now made Gartner’s Top 25 list for five consecutive years. The Healthcare [Read More]
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