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Gamble Mill may see new life soon - Vincent Corso

BELLEFONTE — Brothers Chris and Jonathan Virgilio enjoy renovating new buildings and have a sales agreement in place to purchase the Gamble Mill property, with a closing date potentially set for Thursday, Nov. 29. Jonathan Virgilio said he is hopeful that the sale will go through, as long as



Centre County Gazette

Rededication set for courthouse memorial and monument Rededication set for courthouse memorial and monument
Centre County Gazette
BELLEFONTE — The refurbishment of the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial and Andrew Gregg Curtin Monument that have stood in front of the Centre County Courthouse since 1916 is now complete, and a rededication of the memorial will be held after Veterans Day ceremonies at the courthouse at 11 a.m. [Read More]
Local Police Blotter Local Police Blotter
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ROCKVIEW STATE POLICE Police said Stacey Michelle Beck, 47, of Fleetwood, was pulled over for a traffic stop on Interstate 99 at mile marker 72 in College Township on Sept. 23 and was arrested for DUI. Police said the passenger in the vehicle, Thomas Puglieses, 54, of Kutztown, was arrested for [Read More]
Area death notices Area death notices
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STATE COLLEGE — Charles E. “Chuck” Fields died Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018, at his home. He was 63. Arrangements were under the direction of Mark D. Heintzelman Funeral and Cremation Service, State College. www.heintzelmanfuneralhome.com   SPRING MILLS — Donna R. Franklin [Read More]

Business

South Hills students get glimpse into retailing South Hills students get glimpse into retailing
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STATE COLLEGE — Second-year business administration-management and marketing students at South Hills School are required to take a retailing class, which highlights the many aspects of running a retail business. The course covers duties such as inventory control, pricing/buying, store [Read More]
Hometown Market gets upgrade Hometown Market gets upgrade
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PHILIPSBURG — Phillipsburg Hometown Market, located at 1323 Walton St., continues to be open as renovations near completion.  The store began its remodel earlier this summer, with plans to expand the 7,500-square-foot store by an additional 5,500 square feet to house more cooler and [Read More]
Centre County Deed Reports Centre County Deed Reports
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Recorded Oct. 15-19 BELLEFONTE BOROUGH Lynne McCormack to Jason M. Moser and Laura C. Reddington, 602 E. Linn St., $228,500 Margaret A. Shaw to Barbara A. Alpert and Gary R. Alpert, 720 E. Linn St., $198,000 William H. Catherman to Susan L. Catherman, 312 Willowbank St., $1 Justin M. Kozak and [Read More]

Sports

State College, BEA move on in football playoffs State College, BEA move on in football playoffs
Centre County Gazette
Bald Eagle Area outlasted Forest Hills in the District 6 AAA championship game to take home Centre County’s second football district championship in as many weeks. State College won the first one Nov. 2 in the AAAAAA classification, and the Little Lions kept rolling with a sub-regional [Read More]
SC field hockey wins third straight district title SC field hockey wins third straight district title
Centre County Gazette
STATE COLLEGE — Field hockey has one of the shortest seasons in high school sports. In just under two months and 19 games, the State High field hockey team improved themselves in everything on and off the field, impressing head coach Beth Mink along the way. And, their play was impressive [Read More]
SC boys and girls, Penns Valley boys win cross country titles SC boys and girls, Penns Valley boys win cross country titles
Centre County Gazette
In the PIAA District 6 championships on Oct. 27 in Reedsville, both the State High girls’ and boys’ cross-country teams won the AAA races, while the Penns Valley boys’ team took the top overall finish in the A division. In terms of individual winners, St. Joseph's Sera Mazza, [Read More]

Arts & Entertainment

Historic Egg Hill Church honors its past once a year Historic Egg Hill Church honors its past once a year
Centre County Gazette
SPRING MILLS — Deep in the woods of Potter Township, on a narrow dirt road between Sinking Creek and Georges Valley, stands Egg Hill Church.  A weathered, wooden, one-room structure, it stands as a monument to the faith and tenacity of the early settlers of Penns Valley. The original [Read More]
Walker Township festival celebrates autumn Walker Township festival celebrates autumn
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BELLEFONTE — Autumn arrived with a sunny day and idyllic weather for the third annual Walker Township Fall Festival on Sept. 22. Children and their families enjoyed a fun-filled day of free crafts and games sponsored by the Walker Township Parks and Recreation Department. The day started with [Read More]
Regional happenings celebrate the season Regional happenings celebrate the season
Centre County Gazette
A closer look at some of the fall festivals and events in the area:   Friday, Oct. 5, through Sunday, Oct. 7 Farmer’s Wife Fall Festival 413 Airport Road, Centre Hall Family activities, crafts, homemade baked goods, pumpkins, gourds, a mini corn maze, rides to a pumpkin patch, [Read More]

Education

Penns Valley High School dedicates newly renovated building Penns Valley High School dedicates newly renovated building
Centre County Gazette
SPRING MILLS — On Sept. 26, a public dedication ceremony attended by about 150 people was held in the Penns Valley High School auditorium for the recent major renovations to the building. The ceremony was the culmination of a multi-million dollar project which began in June 2017 and includes [Read More]
State High students organize relief effort for school district flooded by Florence State High students organize relief effort for school district flooded by Florence
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STATE COLLEGE — Several State College Area High School student groups have joined together to organize Operation Sunshine, a relief effort for a North Carolina school district hit hard by Hurricane Florence. Public Schools of Robeson County district was still recovering from the aftermath of [Read More]
Piazzas speak with student leaders about Greek life safety Piazzas speak with student leaders about Greek life safety
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UNIVERSITY PARK — Jim and Evelyn Piazza, parents of Timothy Piazza, addressed student leaders in Penn State’s Greek-life community Aug. 29 as part of the “Reframing the New Member Experience” program. The Piazzas were invited by university President Eric Barron to speak at [Read More]

Community

Small game hunting seasons set to open Small game hunting seasons set to open
Centre County Gazette
Few things get a hunter's heart pumping more than the cackle of a flushing ring-necked pheasant or the thunder of a ruffed grouse as it takes to the air. Other hunters have heightened anticipation when their baying beagles turn the corner and they know that a cottontail will be running their way. [Read More]
Mystery of Bellefonte Academy swimming pool unearthed Mystery of Bellefonte Academy swimming pool unearthed
Centre County Gazette
BELLEFONTE — About a month ago, comments started appearing on Facebook regarding the old Bellefonte Academy swimming pool.  On the social media site, Harry Breon said that workers toiling away on the Rogers Stadium football field had apparently hit a piece of the academy's old filled-in [Read More]
Church to celebrate pipe organ's 150th anniversary Church to celebrate pipe organ's 150th anniversary
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BOALSBURG — The congregation of St. John’s United Church of Christ, 218 N. Church St. in Boalsburg, will hold a birthday party for its organ at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 14. Yes, that's right — a party for an organ, and one that's 150 years old at that. The church’s Charles F. [Read More]

Health & Wellness

Sunday's Centre County Heart Walk supports AHA Sunday's Centre County Heart Walk supports AHA
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STATE COLLEGE —The 2018 Centre County Heart Walk, scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 6, at Medlar Field at Lubrano Park, will be among 300 Heart Walks held in communities across the nation. Each year, nearly 1 million people walk in the events, which are fundraisers of the American Heart [Read More]
Mount Nittany receives four national stroke care awards Mount Nittany receives four national stroke care awards
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STATE COLLEGE — Mount Nittany Health has announced Mount Nittany Medical Center has recently received four national quality awards for excellence in stroke care: ■ Joint Commission Advanced Certification for Primary Stroke Centers Gold Seal of Approval Established in 2003, the Gold [Read More]
What to know about shoulder replacement surgery What to know about shoulder replacement surgery
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Those whose golf or tennis games are on hold due to chronic shoulder pain and stiffness might find themselves considering joint replacement surgery.  First performed in the 1950s, the surgery was invented to treat serious breaks in the ball or socket of the shoulder joint that could not be [Read More]
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