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Song and Dance: Planning 4thFest Fireworks Choreography is Year-Round Affair Song and Dance: Planning 4thFest Fireworks Choreography is Year-Round Affair
21 minutes ago - StateCollege.com - Michael Martin Garrett
“I don’t think anyone really has a good idea how much work does go into this, and what it takes to do a show like this,” says pyrotechnics committee co-chair Matthew Lindenberg. “But to see it in real life is something else. It’s very humbling to see it come to fruition." [Read More]
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Central PA 4th Fest: A Tradition Central PA 4th Fest: A Tradition
13 hours ago - StateCollege.com - Centre County Gazette, Connie Cousins
Since 1927, there has been a Fourth of July celebration in Centre County, according to the 4thFest website. At that time the Alpha Fire Company put on a carnival that continued, along with a parade, for the next 50 years. The State College Sunrise Kiwanis Club kept it going through the 1990s. [Read More]

Fireworks Safety Concerns Erupt Ahead of Independence Day Fireworks Safety Concerns Erupt Ahead of Independence Day
3 hours ago - StateCollege.com - Zach Berger
As is the case with many of exciting activities, fireworks come with a level of danger. "Obviously the whole reason they’re illegal is because of injuries they cause," says lieutenant Keith Robb. "I think the rule of thumb is if there’s an explosion like a loud bang, it’s illegal." [Read More]

Adopt-A-Pet at Centre County PAWS Adopt-A-Pet at Centre County PAWS
14 hours ago - StateCollege.com - StateCollege.com Staff
Aster is a friendly and playful cat with a distinctive coat. She's a domestic shorthair who was rescued by a good Samaritan who saw her being attacked by dogs. Despite that, Aster still gets along with dogs and should do fine in a home with children and other cats. [Read More]

Off and On Showers Possible on Fourth of July Off and On Showers Possible on Fourth of July
6 hours ago - StateCollege.com - Michael Martin Garrett
However, that steady rain should calm down by early afternoon, with only the chance for scattered showers through the evening. Walker is hopeful that all the rain will have stopped by 9:15 p.m., when the famous 4th Fest fireworks show will begin. [Read More]

Respecting the Stars and Stripes: How to Handle the American Flag Respecting the Stars and Stripes: How to Handle the American Flag
20 hours ago - StateCollege.com - Zach Berger
"Since serving in the United States Navy and now being involved with the American Legion, the flag has taken on new meaning for me," says Mary Werdal, commander of American Legion Post 245. "When I see the American Flag flying it warms my heart and soul." [Read More]

Penn State Football: As You Might Imagine, John Urschel Isn't Your Normal 24-Year Old Penn State Football: As You Might Imagine, John Urschel Isn't Your Normal 24-Year Old
21 hours ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
It comes as no surprise to anyone that former Nittany Lion turned Baltimore Raven, John Urschel has led a life a little different than the rest of us. [Read More]

New Alleged Sandusky Victim Gets Day in Court New Alleged Sandusky Victim Gets Day in Court
1 day ago - StateCollege.com - Michael Martin Garrett
Anthony Spinelli will appear in the Centre County Courthouse at 10:00 a.m. on October 22 to make his case against Sandusky and the Pennsylvania Office of the Attorney General. His attorney says Spinelli filed the case under his real name to serve as a "voice of the voiceless." [Read More]

Freedom Riders Bike to Support Veterans on Fourth of July Freedom Riders Bike to Support Veterans on Fourth of July
1 day ago - StateCollege.com - Zach Berger
"It’s just a neat kind of homegrown family event. Everybody gets very patriotic and dressed up," Egerer says. "It’s just a nice leisurely ride with crowds cheering for you and chanting USA. ... it makes me proud to be a part of something like this."" [Read More]

Judges Reload and Fire New Volley in Right to Know Dispute Judges Reload and Fire New Volley in Right to Know Dispute
1 day ago - StateCollege.com - Michael Martin Garrett
Grine and Gillette-Walker, who are both suing the county government, argue they will suffer "irreparable harm" unless the judge hearing their case intervenes. They argue that allowing the county to release the records would violate the separation of powers between different branches of government. [Read More]

As McGloin Starts Year 3 in the NFL, He's Still the Constant Amidst Change As McGloin Starts Year 3 in the NFL, He's Still the Constant Amidst Change
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
The former Penn State quarterback enters his third season in the NFL. And in that time he has seen Oakland Raider quarterbacks like Terrelle Pryor, Matt Flynn, Matt Schaub, Tyler Wilson and Trent Edwards come. And go. [Read More]

Penn State Athletics: Former Nittany Lion Assistant And Virginia Tech Athletic Director Jim Weaver Passes Away Penn State Athletics: Former Nittany Lion Assistant And Virginia Tech Athletic Director Jim Weaver Passes Away
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Former Penn State football player and assistant coach and long-time Virginia Tech Athletic Director Jim Weaver passed away Thursday morning in Blacksburg, Va. He was 70. [Read More]

Penn State Football: Talent Back En Route To Happy Valley Penn State Football: Talent Back En Route To Happy Valley
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Penn State's recruiting success is easy to see. Four-star recruits have committed one after another for just over a month now. Momentum is the name of the game and the Nittany Lions have it. [Read More]

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