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Patton Township working on Toftrees Avenue safety solutions - Vincent Corso

PATTON TOWNSHIP is looking for input for the Toftrees Corridor Improvement Plan, which is in development. The long-range planning process aims to make upgrades to the older portion of Toftrees Avenue, from Waddle Road to The Station’s driveway. PATTON TOWNSHIP — With more and



Centre County Gazette

Elections office to purchase scanners for absentee ballots Elections office to purchase scanners for absentee ballots
Centre County Gazette
BELLEFONTE — To best prepare for the expected high turnout for the upcoming presidential election, the county is going to purchase two high-speed digital scanners to process absentee ballots. The scanners cost a total of $95,975 and represent the last phase of the county’s upgrade to its voting [Read More]
20 will skydive to benefit Centre Helps 20 will skydive to benefit Centre Helps
Centre County Gazette
JESSICA DOLAN said she is an adrenaline junkie, but parachuting out of an airplane will be “an extra feel good” when she participates in the “Centre Helps Has Your Back” fundraiser in May. STATE COLLEGE — It is still pretty difficult for Kathy Hill to talk about her [Read More]
Former Nittany Lion treats local kids to shopping spree Former Nittany Lion treats local kids to shopping spree
Centre County Gazette
STATE COLLEGE — Former State High and Penn State football standout Nate Stupar returned to his hometown this past weekend to spread some holiday cheer through his State of Hope Foundation. Stupar and his wife, Marissa, hosted a shopping spree for 11 kids from Centre County on Dec. 21 at [Read More]

Business

Local businesswoman named Outstanding Fundraising Professional of the Year Local businesswoman named Outstanding Fundraising Professional of the Year
Centre County Gazette
STATE COLLEGE — Sophie Penney, president of State-College-based i5 Fundraising, was honored as Outstanding Fundraising Professional of the Year by the Allegheny Mountains Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals, according to a press release. “It is the chapter’s [Read More]
Community Service Award Community Service Award
Centre County Gazette
KERIANN SMITH, center, was recently awarded Patton Township Business Association’s Community Service Award in appreciation for her work as the chairwoman of PTBA’s annual Children’s Winter Clothing Drive. The clothing is donated to the Burrowes Street Youth Haven, Centre County [Read More]
DEED TRANSFERS DEED TRANSFERS
Centre County Gazette
The following property transactions were compiled from information provided by the Centre County recorder of deeds Joseph Davidson. The Gazette is not responsible for typographical errors. The published information is believed to be accurate; however, the Gazette neither warrants nor accepts any [Read More]

Sports

Toomer, Myers get first wins; Bokunewicz honored for 1,000 career points Toomer, Myers get first wins; Bokunewicz honored for 1,000 career points
Centre County Gazette
COCOLAMUS — New coach Marcus Toomer got his head coaching career off to a fine start as his Bellefonte Area High School girls’ basketball team finished second in the Juniata County Tipoff Tournament. The Lady Raiders held East Juniata to two points in their 49-40 first-round victory on [Read More]
Whitehead brothers lead P-O to tourney win Whitehead brothers lead P-O to tourney win
Centre County Gazette
It hasn’t been a good year athletically so far for Philipsburg-Osceola brothers Ryan and Jeremy Whitehead. Up until now, anyway, but if the first two games of the new basketball season are any indication, that’s about to change big time. The 6-foot-6 Ryan and 6-5 Jeremy both [Read More]
PSU rebounds from loss with victories over Lehigh, Penn PSU rebounds from loss with victories over Lehigh, Penn
Centre County Gazette
UNIVERSITY PARK — Penn State wrestling coach Cael Sanderson had alerted fans and media in the preseason that his lineup would change, sometimes from meet to meet, this season. Battles for several weight classes, injuries and concessions for some starters’ quests for berths in the [Read More]

Arts & Entertainment

Graduate Hotel mural depicts message of unity and ‘being enough Graduate Hotel mural depicts message of unity and ‘being enough
Centre County Gazette
STATE COLLEGE — When you pass by the Graduate Hotel on South Atherton Street, it’s nearly impossible to miss the wall of shimmering colors that depict a blend of merging, symmetrical faces. Together, these elements form William Snyder III’s most recent mural, “We Are All [Read More]
CATArt poster contest winners named CATArt poster contest winners named
Centre County Gazette
STATE COLLEGE — The Centre Area Transportation Authority launched its second annual CATArt Poster Contest in September as a means of encouraging local students to consider the impact transit has on their communities. This year’s theme was “Postcards from CATA” and students [Read More]
Centre County parks projects receive state grants Centre County parks projects receive state grants
Centre County Gazette
Pennsylvania’s Department of Conservation and Natural Resources on Nov. 14 announced five park and recreation projects in Centre County have received a combined $553,300 in grants. The Recreation and Conservation grants for the local projects are among 169 grants totaling $24.5 million [Read More]

Community

First-ever library opens in Clarence First-ever library opens in Clarence
Centre County Gazette
CLARENCE — Christine Surovec is the steward for the first-ever library in Clarence. It’s a Little Free Library, and is sits on the corner of Clarence Road and Church Street. Surovec said the community is excited about it. And, she is too. “Once I decided [Read More]
Young dancers invited to audition for roles in ballet Young dancers invited to audition for roles in ballet
Centre County Gazette
UNIVERSITY PARK — Young dancers are encouraged to audition on Jan. 10 for roles in Hong Kong Ballet’s performance of “Alice (in wonderland)” coming April 24 to Eisenhower Auditorium. Auditions, which will take place from 4 to 9 p.m., are open to children ages seven through [Read More]
Historic Bellefonte personalities resurrected for bus tour By CO Historic Bellefonte personalities resurrected for bus tour By CO
Centre County Gazette
BELLEFONTE — For the third consecutive year the Bellefonte Women’s Club is offering a bus tour of the community with an added perk — nine different historic Bellefonte characters will board the bus in their period garb and talk about their time in the town’s history. Janet [Read More]

Health & Wellness

Jared Boxes donated by organizations, individuals Jared Boxes donated by organizations, individuals
Centre County Gazette
STATE COLLEGE — In 2001, the children at Our Lady of Victory School in State College wanted to honor their classmate, Jared, who was diagnosed with an incurable brainstem tumor. They decided to fill a plastic storage box filled with items to lift his spirits while in the hospital. These [Read More]
Wolf administration hosts suicide prevention listening session Wolf administration hosts suicide prevention listening session
Centre County Gazette
STATE COLLEGE — The Wolf Administration’s Suicide Prevention Task Force recently joined the State College community to discuss experiences with suicide, strategies for suicide prevention and how to reduce stigma as part of the task force’s statewide listening session, according to [Read More]
Top 5 tips for caregivers during the holidays Top 5 tips for caregivers during the holidays
Centre County Gazette
STATE COLLEGE — Just when you had more than enough to do, the holidays rolled around with just a few more items that seem like only you can do them. Here are five things to remember during this busy time so you can still enjoy the season: Are you caring for someone living with dementia? Since [Read More]
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