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Local ag continues to diversify, but old struggles remain - Sean Yoder

Consumers of food have most likely noticed the proliferation of farmers markets in Centre County and the U.S. They also may be keyed in on the various food movements, from organic to “eat local” to the untarnishing of the reputation of the egg. While food trends continue to change for consumers,



Centre County Gazette

Local Police Blotter Local Police Blotter
Centre County Gazette
STATE POLICE AT PHILIPSBURG A 53-year-old Philipsburg man reported to police someone stole prescription pills from his vehicle while it was parked along Hillside Drive in Rush Township sometime from 10 p.m. Oct. 25 to 8 a.m. Oct. 26. O O O Troopers said they are investigating a crash along Tyrone [Read More]
Middleburg man killed in crash Middleburg man killed in crash
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MILES TOWNSHIP — A Middleburg man was pronounced dead after his vehicle crashed head-on into trees along Brush Valley Road, according to investigators. State police from the Rockview barracks said Andres F. Valencia, of Middleburg, was traveling east just west of Sand Mountain Road when his [Read More]
State awards even more money for Potters Mills State awards even more money for Potters Mills
Centre County Gazette
After celebrating the success of bagging a fast-turnaround $750,000 grant from the state for sewer issue in Potters Mills, county staff said they were awarded another $209,000. [Read More]

Business

Area deed reports Area deed reports
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RECORDED Oct. 30-Nov. 3, 2017   BELLEFONTE John Shay to Grimd LLC, 236 E. High St., Boalsburg, $135,000   Julia A. Beitz, Julia Whistler and Zachary Beitz to Julia A. Beitz and Zachary Beitz, 475 E. Bishop St., Bellefonte, $1   Charles A. Mensch to Kathy J. Woods, 47 E. High [Read More]
Anonymous $1 million gift will support Penn State Smeal leadership program Anonymous $1 million gift will support Penn State Smeal leadership program
Centre County Gazette
UNIVERSITY PARK — The Penn State Smeal College of Business has received an anonymous $1 million estate commitment to create scholarship and program funds to support the Sapphire Leadership Academic Program and its students. The program serves high-achieving business students who demonstrate [Read More]
King named Penn State's fundraising volunteer of the year King named Penn State's fundraising volunteer of the year
Centre County Gazette
UNIVERSITY PARK — Penn State has recognized longtime supporter and philanthropist Cynthia “Cindy” King as its 2017 Fundraising Volunteer of the Year. The award, which recognizes an individual, couple or group who has demonstrated exceptional commitment and leadership in building [Read More]

Sports

State High to face old foe in PIAA state quarterfinals State High to face old foe in PIAA state quarterfinals
Centre County Gazette
The State College Little Lions battled back for a 21-14 victory over previously unbeaten Delaware Valley on Nov. 17 and advanced into the Pennsylvania State Quarterfinals to face an old foe and the No. 1 ranked team in the state: Pine-Richland. At messy Mansion Park Field in Altoona, however, Bel [Read More]
Red Raiders’ season comes to an end Red Raiders’ season comes to an end
Centre County Gazette
The storybook season of the Bellefonte Red Raiders’ football to came to an end Nov. 18 with a 37-3 loss to Selinsgrove in the Class 4A first round of the state playoffs. [Read More]
Unsurprising PSU grapplers win another dual meet, add tourney title Unsurprising PSU grapplers win another dual meet, add tourney title
Centre County Gazette
Through two weekends of competition, little has been revealed about the top-ranked Penn State wrestling team that hadn’t been suspected in the preseason. [Read More]

Arts & Entertainment

Centre Furnace Mansion's holiday sale features local goods Centre Furnace Mansion's holiday sale features local goods
Centre County Gazette
CSTATE COLLEGE — For 15 years, Centre Furnace Mansion's Stocking Stuffer Sale has been one of the area’s premier holiday shopping events, featuring goods made by local craftspeople. This year's sale is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Dec. 1, and Saturday, Dec. 2, and from noon to [Read More]
Downtown State College kick off holiday season Downtown State College kick off holiday season
Centre County Gazette
STATE COLLEGE — Three-year old Breccan Mitchell was the lucky child who helped Santa light this year’s tree in downtown State College. The entire crowd counted down as Mitchell and Santa worked their holiday magic, turning on the more than 5,000 lights adorning the [Read More]
Lentz to offer final ‘A Christmas Carol’ event Lentz to offer final ‘A Christmas Carol’ event
Centre County Gazette
STATE COLLEGE — For 40 years, Dr. Tony Lentz has worked to embody the attributes of the many characters in Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” during his one-man performances of the story presented in churches, libraries, coffee shops and theaters from North Carolina to [Read More]

Education

P-O students participate in leadership summit P-O students participate in leadership summit
Centre County Gazette
PHILIPSBURG — Empowering students to become positive leaders at school and in the community was the vision for seven students from Philipsburg-Osceola Senior High School who recently represented the district at the Clearfield/Jefferson High School Leadership Summit. Hosted by Clearfield [Read More]
Local librarians offer tips for perfect presents Local librarians offer tips for perfect presents
Centre County Gazette
While many stores got a jump on the Christmas season by putting out decorations and promoting sales before Halloween had arrived, we now can say the holiday season is officially here. Of course, that means the clock is definitely ticking to find those perfect presents for the special people in your [Read More]
Soaring Heights holds training Soaring Heights holds training
Centre County Gazette
Dr. Pamela Wolfe, associate professor at Penn State, gave a presentation on socio-sexuality education for individuals with autism at Soaring Heights School in State College on Nov. 16. Wolfe reviewed sexual roles and public education for students with disabilities. Part of the presentation was on [Read More]

Community

Fifth-graders honored on America Recycles Day Fifth-graders honored on America Recycles Day
Centre County Gazette
BELLEFONTE — Fifteen Centre County fifth-graders were honored by the Centre County Recycling and Refuse Authority on Nov. 15, America Recycles Day, for their entries in the poster contest, “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Read.” Of the hundreds of entries received, the committee selected [Read More]
Pixie Dust Wishes bestows its second Disney trip Pixie Dust Wishes bestows its second Disney trip
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BOALSBURG — On Oct. 25, the nonprofit Pixie Dust Wishes granted its second Disney trip in front of St. Joseph Catholic Academy students to Eddie Coltabaugh, son of Katie and John Coltabaugh, of Tyrone. Coltabaugh has DiGeorge syndrome, which is caused by a defect of chromosome 22. It affects [Read More]
Penns Valley pastor makes 2,500-mile bicycle trip on Route 66 Penns Valley pastor makes 2,500-mile bicycle trip on Route 66
Centre County Gazette
In April 2014, Pastor K.R. Mele and his friend Harold Morgan pedaled their bicycles for 3,178 miles on a combination fundraising and mission trip from Santa Monica, Calif., to St. Augustine, Fla. On Sept. 6 of this year, the pastor and a racially and geographically diverse team of 15 people took off [Read More]

Health & Wellness

November is 'Time for Family, Time for Talk' month November is 'Time for Family, Time for Talk' month
Centre County Gazette
Last spring, I sat in a circle of elders as we took turns answering questions from the "Have the Talk of a Lifetime" deck of cards. The cards posed questions such as: What words of wisdom would you pass on to your childhood self? What is the scariest thing that ever happened to you? What are your [Read More]
Spotting depression in seniors Spotting depression in seniors
Centre County Gazette
We all have days in which we are sad or have thoughts of hopelessness. But, for many, it goes beyond that. Depression — major depressive disorder or clinical depression — is, by definition, a medical illness characterized by a chronic sense of sadness and loss of interest in activities. [Read More]
Fire safety and prevention tips offered for seniors Fire safety and prevention tips offered for seniors
Centre County Gazette
Fire is considered one of the most powerful forces known to man. Our early ancestors relied on it for warmth and protection — and in modern times, we utilize it in certain ecological management efforts. Powerful though it may be, fire is wholly volatile and demands our utmost [Read More]
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