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Back on Course: With boom times long over, Centre County golf pros cultivating new interest in the game Back on Course: With boom times long over, Centre County golf pros cultivating new interest in the game
3 weeks ago - Town and gown
While stats show participation in the game largely flat nationally over the past decade, there are growing signs of sunnier times ahead. The optimism is thanks largely to a greater focus on youth programs and efforts to attract new adult golfers by making the game more accessible — and more fun. [Read More]
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Back on Course: With boom times long over, Centre County golf pros cultivating new interest in the game Back on Course: With boom times long over, Centre County golf pros cultivating new interest in the game
3 weeks ago - Town and gown
While stats show participation in the game largely flat nationally over the past decade, there are growing signs of sunnier times ahead. The optimism is thanks largely to a greater focus on youth programs and efforts to attract new adult golfers by making the game more accessible — and more fun. [Read More]

Living with Lyme: Patients seek answers amid conflict in medical communtiy Living with Lyme: Patients seek answers amid conflict in medical communtiy
3 weeks ago - Town and gown
Jim Beauchamp’s struggle is reflected in many sufferers of Lyme. There are those who are bitten by a tick, see a bullseye rash, get a short-term round of antibiotics, and are mostly fine afterward. These are the lucky ones. [Read More]

Fresh Air Fund host families in Centre County help change children's lives Fresh Air Fund host families in Centre County help change children's lives
3 weeks ago - Town and gown
Mary Henry, fund representative for Centre, Mifflin, and Juniata counties, says about 15 “Fresh Air” children visit Centre County each year, usually in July and August. [Read More]

Celebrate Summer! Readers offer favorite cocktail recipes for a refreshing break on a hot day Celebrate Summer! Readers offer favorite cocktail recipes for a refreshing break on a hot day
3 weeks ago - Town and gown
It’s finally summer in Central Pennsylvania, the perfect season to enjoy some refreshing libations. While a classic cocktail such as an old fashioned or a mint julep will never lead you astray, it’s always fun to mix up a few new concoctions with friends using fresh herbs and fruits to give them [Read More]

Tussey Mountain, once a ski area only, evolves into year-round attraction Tussey Mountain, once a ski area only, evolves into year-round attraction
8 weeks ago - Town and gown
Originally opened in the 1960s as Skimont, Tussey Mountain in Boalsburg has grown from a small skiing mountain into a year-round outdoor family attraction. From the traditional skiing and snow tubing to summer activities and festivals to party and event rentals, Tussey Mountain has evolved into a [Read More]

Dads forge special bonds with their children in face of extraordinary challenges Dads forge special bonds with their children in face of extraordinary challenges
8 weeks ago - Town and gown
Steve Shedlock takes his role as a softball coach for the State College Area School District seriously, but he takes his role as a father even more seriously. That’s because he feels an added responsibility to teach his teenage daughters — 16-year-old Ainsley and 19-year-old Alissa [Read More]

All-Star Alums: Distinguished alumni from Centre County's 5 public school districts All-Star Alums: Distinguished alumni from Centre County's 5 public school districts
8 weeks ago - Town and gown
From traveling the world to making a difference close to home, alumni of Centre County’s high schools are using the foundation built in school to carve out successful paths for themselves and help others along the way.   This year’s group of All-Star Alumni includes two Penn [Read More]

Lunch with Mimi: State College Mayor Elizabeth Goreham discusses high-rises, immigration, and changes ahead Lunch with Mimi: State College Mayor Elizabeth Goreham discusses high-rises, immigration, and changes ahead
8 weeks ago - Town and gown
State College Mayor Elizabeth Goreham announced at the Borough Council meeting in February she will not run for re-election at the end of her term this year. Goreham took office as the first-ever elected female mayor of State College in 2010 and was re-elected to begin her second term in 2014. As [Read More]

Lunch with Mimi: Centre Foundation director shows fund-raising agility Lunch with Mimi: Centre Foundation director shows fund-raising agility
12 weeks ago - Town and gown
On May 9-10, Centre Foundation will hold its annual 36-hour online giving event Centre Gives, which raises funds and awareness for local organizations. For the past six years, Centre Gives has benefitted more than 150 local charities across Centre County, enhancing services across many interest [Read More]

Protection, peace and perception: Centre County police officers take on many roles Protection, peace and perception: Centre County police officers take on many roles
12 weeks ago - Town and gown
Every day, hundreds of people across Centre County go to work protecting the community. They make decisions in the blink of an eye that could literally mean a person’s life or death. They play the roles of parent, companion, and therapist — sometimes all at once. And, thanks to [Read More]

"Service above self": Local clubs celebrate Rotary Foundation’s 100th
12 weeks ago - Town and gown
Poliomyelitis is a terrible disease, primarily affecting children and often causing paralysis or death. Thanks to vaccines developed in the 1950s, polio was eradicated in the United States by 1980. However, it still took a devastating toll on children around the world, particularly in developing [Read More]

Nurturing a Home: Centre County foster families help create loving environments Nurturing a Home: Centre County foster families help create loving environments
12 weeks ago - Town and gown
Centre County is known to be a wonderful place to grow up. It has all kinds of activities and highly regarded public and private schools. But even in Happy Valley children live in situations that may not be wonderful and conducive to their healthy development. For that reason, Centre County has a [Read More]

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