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Boalsburg Mountain View hotel plan clears hurdle - G. Kerry Webster

BOALSBURG - A local developer has cleared a hurdle in an attempt to bring a 100-room hotel to the Mountain View Country Club property and breathe new life into the existing golf course. On Feb. 21, the Harris Township Planning Commission voted unanimously to support a waiver request, on behalf of



Centre County Gazette

State College, Philipsburg-Osceola athletic facility upgrades progress   State College, Philipsburg-Osceola athletic facility upgrades progress
Centre County Gazette
Two Centre County school districts — State College and Philipsburg-Osceola — continue to move forward with plans for improvements to athletic facilities. MEMORIAL FIELD, STATE COLLEGE About two dozen people attended a public forum Feb. 20 for the State College Area School [Read More]
Centre County drug court proposal takes step forward Centre County drug court proposal takes step forward
Centre County Gazette
BELLEFONTE — The process to bring a drug court to Centre County took a huge step forward when county commissioners gave their go-ahead Feb. 21 for submittal of a $400,000 grant application to the Bureau of Justice. If awarded, the money would be used primarily to fund the hiring of two [Read More]
Centre County United Way campaign raises $1.9 million Centre County United Way campaign raises $1.9 million
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BOALSBURG — Centre County United Way closed its 2016 campaign Feb. 20, announcing an overall total of $1,934,011. The result is down a bit from last year’s total, which was just more than $2 million. Two hundred donors, agency staff, volunteers and supporters were in attendance at the [Read More]

Business

Central Pennsylvania Convention and Visitors Bureau leader Betsey Howell announces retirement Central Pennsylvania Convention and Visitors Bureau leader Betsey Howell announces retirement
Centre County Gazette
STATE COLLEGE — Betsey Howell, executive director of the Central Pennsylvania Convention and Visitors Bureau, announced that she plans to retire Sunday, May 12, after serving the greater State College and Centre County region as part of the CPCVB for 36 years. Having joined the bureau in 1981 [Read More]
CBICC honors 3 at membership recognition event CBICC honors 3 at membership recognition event
Centre County Gazette
STATE COLLEGE —Three local business leaders were honored as the Chamber of Business and Industry of Centre County held its third annual Membership Recognition Night on Feb. 16 at the Bryce Jordan Center. The event served as a celebration of chamber members, specifically recognizing three [Read More]
Yocum-McMaster of RE/MAX Centre Realty cited as a top commercial team Yocum-McMaster of RE/MAX Centre Realty cited as a top commercial team
Centre County Gazette
STATE COLLEGE — The Yocum-McMaster team with RE/MAX Centre Realty ranked No. 39 overall in the United States RE/MAX Network for total commercial sales volume from January to November 2016. The team is composed of Scott L. Yocum, broker officer; Marc McMaster, associate broker; and McKenzie [Read More]

Sports

Basketball playoffs heat up for Centre County teams Basketball playoffs heat up for Centre County teams
Centre County Gazette
Centre County basketball teams that have won their first-round games in the 2017 District 6 Tournament, no matter how meaningful or dramatic the wins were, will not be doing very much celebrating. They don't have time. Everyone is right back into action in round two, and there are some compelling [Read More]
Penns Valley coach Karen McCaffrey wins 300th game Penns Valley coach Karen McCaffrey wins 300th game
Centre County Gazette
SPRING MILLS — There are many things that people can potentially accomplish in 19 years, but Penns Valley Area girls basketball head coach Karen McCaffrey reached the milestone of a lifetime. McCaffrey secured her 300th victory as Penns Valley head coach Feb. 21, leading her squad over the [Read More]
State College High boys basketball looks for repeat against Altoona State College High boys basketball looks for repeat against Altoona
Centre County Gazette
STATE COLLEGE — The State College boys’ basketball team could not have hoped for a much better season than the one it just completed. The Little Lions finished 19-4, won 10 of their last 11 games, and took home their first-ever Mid-Penn championship after victories over Trinity and [Read More]

Arts & Entertainment

Water bottles to benefit State Theatre's 'Sustain The State' Water bottles to benefit State Theatre's 'Sustain The State'
Centre County Gazette
STATE COLLEGE — In an effort to reduce single-use plastic waste and raise money for the State Theatre’s sustainability fund, the theater is partnering with environmental nonprofit Reverb and water bottle company Nalgene for their #RockNRefill campaign to “Sustain The [Read More]
Stories of teen-parent struggles focus of ‘Wilderness’ at Penn State Stories of teen-parent struggles focus of ‘Wilderness’ at Penn State
Centre County Gazette
UNIVERSITY PARK — En Garde Arts returns to Penn State with the documentary-style theater production “Wilderness,” which reveals the communication breakdowns of six families due to addiction and mental health issues, at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 15, in Eisenhower Auditorium. The [Read More]
Entries sought for Phyllis Triolo Music Competition Entries sought for Phyllis Triolo Music Competition
Centre County Gazette
UNIVERSITY PARK — The 33rd Phyllis Triolo Music Competition will be held Saturday, May 20, for talented middle and high school students in central Pennsylvania. The competition is sponsored by the Central Pennsylvania Music Teachers Association in cooperation with the School of Music at Penn [Read More]

Education

State College students lead art workshop fundraiser State College students lead art workshop fundraiser
Centre County Gazette
Members of the State College Area High School National Art Honor Society held a “Create for a Cause” workshop Feb. 11 at The Makery. The event was designed to raise money for art supplies for Urukundo School in Rwanda, as well as create artwork to exchange with and inspire young Rwandan [Read More]
AAUW State College welcomes used books for annual sale AAUW State College welcomes used books for annual sale
Centre County Gazette
BOALSBURG —The American Association of University Women's State College chapter will accept book donations until Saturday, March 18, for its annual used book sale. The sale is scheduled for Saturday, May, through Tuesday, May 16, at the Penn State Snider Ag Arena. AAUW members have culled, [Read More]
Penn State student researchers learning to master disasters with high-tech tools Penn State student researchers learning to master disasters with high-tech tools
Centre County Gazette
UNIVERSITY PARK — A group of Penn State undergraduate researchers are using the University Park campus as a proving ground to break in technology that may one day help future emergency workers save lives through better disaster response. The student researchers are currently testing an [Read More]

Community

Centre Hall Cub Scouts learn about lizards during Blue and Gold banquet Centre Hall Cub Scouts learn about lizards during Blue and Gold banquet
Centre County Gazette
CENTRE HALL — Cub Scout Pack 20 of Centre Hall held its annual Blue and Gold Banquet on Feb. 18 in the Centre Hall Lions Club building. The 50 Scouts and others in attendance honored the pack’s leaders, volunteers and community supporters. Cubmaster Jesse Weaver presented a brief [Read More]
St. Vincent de Paul trunk sale to benefit Centre County residents in need St. Vincent de Paul trunk sale to benefit Centre County residents in need
Centre County Gazette
STATE COLLEGE — The St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Store will hold a prom, bridal, designer and vintage trunk sale from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 18, on the Our Lady of Victory Church Activity Center, 820 Westerly Parkway. The trunk sale will offer more than 100 gowns and outfits, [Read More]
Ferguson Township Police closer to accreditation Ferguson Township Police closer to accreditation
Centre County Gazette
BELLEFONTE — For the last several years, the Ferguson Township Police Department has been working to make sure all its policies and practices were “up to snuff.” Now, according to department Chief Diane Conrad, the hard work is paying off, and soon, the department may achieve PA [Read More]

Health & Wellness

Geisinger CEO: It’s time to make America healthy again Geisinger CEO: It’s time to make America healthy again
Centre County Gazette
You learn a lot about our great country and the citizens who inhabit it when you move from Beverly Hills to rural Pennsylvania.  The good people here face a weak economic engine and little opportunity for a sustainable living wage. In the central region I now call home, proud farmers who once [Read More]
Penn State doc: how women can lower risks for heart disease Penn State doc: how women can lower risks for heart disease
Centre County Gazette
Which kills more American women each year: breast cancer or heart disease? Actually, heart disease is the No. 1 killer of American women. Each year, cardiovascular disease and stroke cause one of every three deaths of American women, according to the American Heart Association. One of every 31 die [Read More]
Geisinger’s Careworks clinics offer online check-in Geisinger’s Careworks clinics offer online check-in
Centre County Gazette
STATE COLLEGE —Patients seeking care at Geisinger’s Careworks locations can now wait for their visit in the comfort of their own home. Careworks has implemented a new online check-in system at www.careworkshealth.com for 13 of its urgent-care clinics, including local ones in Bellefonte [Read More]
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