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Lady Mounties win third PIAA title - Pat Rothdeutsch

The Lady Mounties swept through the regular season with just one loss, gutted out three wins on the way to the District 6 title and arrived in the PIAA final with three more wins in the state tournament, including one over District 7 arch-nemesis South Park. In the final, they squared off against



Centre County Gazette

Marijuana dispensary set to open Marijuana dispensary set to open
Centre County Gazette
STATE COLLEGE — The area's first medical marijuana dispensary, Nature's Medicine, will have a soft opening Thursday, June 21. Managers Angel and Nia Rodriguez have come from the Pittsburgh area to run the shop. Since they arrived two weeks ago, patients have been knocking on the door of the [Read More]
Local Police Blotter Local Police Blotter
Centre County Gazette
ROCKVIEW STATE POLICE Police said that, on June 10, a 37-year-old Bellefonte man contacted a 24-year-old Bellefonte woman who had a protection from abuse order in place that stated no contact. Police said charges are pending. *** Police are investigating after an iPhone was damaged during an [Read More]
Local death notices Local death notices
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BELLEFONTE — Allen Stewart Williams died Wednesday, June 6, 2018, at Heritage Pointe of Huntingdon, Ind. Arrangements were under the direction of Wetzler Funeral Service, Bellefonte. www.wetzlerfuneralhome.com   MILLHEIM — Florence E. Rearick died Saturday, June 9, 2018. [Read More]

Business

Goodall named president of National Elder Law Foundation Goodall named president of National Elder Law Foundation
Centre County Gazette
STATE COLLEGE — H. Amos Goodall Jr., of the firm Steinbacher, Goodall & Yurchak, recently was named president of the National Elder Law Foundation. He will serve a two-year term. Goodall previously was recognized by NELF through its Certified Elder Law Attorney designation. NELF was among [Read More]
Local deed reports Local deed reports
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BELLEFONTE BOROUGH   Sonja A. Ammondt, Sonja A. Puhala and Jeffrey J. Puhala to Jeffrey Puhala, 609 N. Allegheny St., $1   Matthew R. Spychalski and Rhonda F. Spychalski to Gregory J. Cesare and Amber M. Cesare, 609 E. Bishop St., $200,000   Nancy I. Dunn to Keith Covert and [Read More]
State College Super 8 completes renovation State College Super 8 completes renovation
Centre County Gazette
STATE COLLEGE — Hospitality Asset Management Company has announced the completion of an extensive interior renovation of its Super 8 hotel, located at 1663 S. Atherton St. in State College. The $1.4 million project involved a redesign and renewal of all guest rooms and public areas as part of [Read More]

Sports

Spikes begin quest for New York-Penn league title Spikes begin quest for New York-Penn league title
Centre County Gazette
STATE COLLEGE — A new team with the same championship aspirations, the State College Spikes began the quest to hoist a third New York-Penn League title this past week with opening series against the Williamsport Crosscutters and the Mahoning Valley Scrappers. In opening week competition, the [Read More]
PELCC to hold memorial tournament PELCC to hold memorial tournament
Centre County Gazette
PHILIPSBURG — The Philipsburg Elks Lodge and Country Club’s annual memorial tournament will take place Saturday, June 23, and Sunday, June 24, dedicated to the memory of lost club members.  The doubles tournament will be a weekend-long battle if last year’s results are an [Read More]
Old Man of the Mountain: Etzweiler is an inspiration Old Man of the Mountain: Etzweiler is an inspiration
Centre County Gazette
STATE COLLEGE — Bob Etzweiler calls his grandfather his hero, and it is easy to see why. State College legend George Etzweiler will be running the 7.6-mile Mount Washington Road Race in New Hampshire on June 16, the day before Father’s Day. The race is a 4,650-foot climb up the [Read More]

Arts & Entertainment

Stamp collectors to gather in Bellefonte Stamp collectors to gather in Bellefonte
Centre County Gazette
BELLEFONTE — Stamp collecting can take you around the world — from Australia to Zanzibar —or keep you close to home, like right here in central Pennsylvania.  One of the world’s oldest and most popular hobbies takes center stage June 23 and 24 at Scopex, the Mount [Read More]
Arts mean business in Centre County Arts mean business in Centre County
Centre County Gazette
By George Trudeau and Erin Coe We are fortunate to have many strong and vibrant arts organizations in Centre County, both community-based and Penn State-affiliated. They provide countless opportunities for our community and visitors from outside the region to engage with the arts, elevating the [Read More]
Children’s matinee to kick off festival Children’s matinee to kick off festival
Centre County Gazette
STATE COLLEGE — The Central Pennsylvania Dance Workshop will present a family-friendly children's matinee adventure to kick off of the new Central PA Theatre and Dance Festival at 11 a.m., Friday, June 22.  The adventure begins at the State Theatre in State College with CPDW's [Read More]

Education

Teacher at former Port Matilda school was unconventional Teacher at former Port Matilda school was unconventional
Centre County Gazette
It’s been just over 60 years since A.J. Weaver taught his last lesson in the old Port Matilda school.  And with his passing, a legend was gone. His real name was Arvel John Weaver, and he taught at Port for the last 15 years of his life, mostly seventh and eighth grades, before the Bald [Read More]
Teen workshop promotes ‘I Am Downtown Bellefonte’ Teen workshop promotes ‘I Am Downtown Bellefonte’
Centre County Gazette
BELLEFONTE — Renea Nichols, assistant teaching professor in the Advertising and Public Relations Department of the Donald P. Bellisario College of Communications at Penn State, is hosting a five-week summer workshop for Bellefonte teens interested in working on a digital storytelling [Read More]
South Hills students have access to technology in and out of the classroom South Hills students have access to technology in and out of the classroom
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Increased technology in education has impacted both the way instructors teach in the classroom and the way students learn, and South Hills School of Business and Technology uses technology ranging from mobile computing devices to e-textbooks. Implementing technology in the classroom is about more [Read More]

Community

Classic cars take over Bellefonte during annual Cruise  Classic cars take over Bellefonte during annual Cruise
Centre County Gazette
BELLEFONTE — For car lovers, the 30th annual Bellefonte Cruise and Car Show in historic downtown Bellefonte was the place to be over Father's Day weekend, June 15 through 17. The event featured an open cruise and a sock hop on Friday night, a car show and a cruise for the show participants on [Read More]
Milesburg couple to celebrate 75 years of marriage Milesburg couple to celebrate 75 years of marriage
Centre County Gazette
MILESBURG — On June 26, Joe and Betty Lazar will celebrate their 75th wedding anniversary. Betty will reach the age of 95 on July 17, and Joe will turn 96 on July 19. I had the privilege of talking with them and their oldest daughter, JoAnne Lazar, at the couple’s home at the Eagle [Read More]
Native American artifacts are unique to regions Native American artifacts are unique to regions
Centre County Gazette
By STEVE TIBBSApple Hill Antiques My family was originally from southern Illinois and my father began collecting Indian artifacts in the 1970s at the various construction sites at which he worked.  My father has now handed down the majority of his collection to me — and I’ve added [Read More]

Health & Wellness

Hammer: Honoring Emergency Responders Hammer: Honoring Emergency Responders
Centre County Gazette
The State College Sunrise Rotary Club annually honors volunteer emergency responders from the Alpha and Boalsburg fire companies and Centre LifeLink EMS with their Four-Way Test Award. Collectively, these volunteers contributed more than 45,000 hours in the past year. Three volunteers were honored [Read More]
Home Service Program Donation Home Service Program Donation
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Dave Wasson, left, of the State College Lions Foundation, presented a check for nearly $900 to Jeff Weyman, exalted ruler of State College Elks Lodge 1600, to support the Elks Home Service program. The money was raised during State College Lions Foundation Golf Tournament. The Elks program provides [Read More]
Young father says cancer diagnosis changed life for the better Young father says cancer diagnosis changed life for the better
Centre County Gazette
In life, most people will encounter a few transformative events that tend to change one’s perspective and sense of priorities. Becoming a parent is one. Surviving a serious health crisis is another. At the young age of 24, Ian Senior experienced both of these life-altering events at the same [Read More]
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