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Answering the SOS Call: With the State College Spikes facing extinction, the community rallied – and now the team says it’s ‘very confident’ professional baseball will continue here for years to come Answering the SOS Call: With the State College Spikes facing extinction, the community rallied – and now the team says it’s ‘very confident’ professional baseball will continue here for years to come
4 days ago - Town and gown
It’s one thing to accept what COVID-19 has done to the game of professional baseball, drastically shortening the major league season and bringing an end to schedules of 160 minor league teams – including the State College Spikes – before they started in 2020. But it would be [Read More]
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Lunch with Mimi: Centre Foundation director shows fund-raising agility Lunch with Mimi: Centre Foundation director shows fund-raising agility
171 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
171 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
171 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
171 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]

Lunch with Mimi: Marisa Vicere Lunch with Mimi: Marisa Vicere
175 weeks ago - Town and gown
Marisa Vicere founded and became president of the Jana Marie Foundation in 2012 after losing her sister, Jana Vicere, to suicide in 2011. The foundation is committed to helping young people navigate through the tough transitional teen years as well as educating parents and community members about [Read More]

Oh Brother, Oh Sister Oh Brother, Oh Sister
175 weeks ago - Town and gown
Beyonce and Solange. The Kardashians. The Jacksons. Donny and Marie. The Wayans brothers. The Olsen twins. The list could go on and on when it comes to sets of siblings that have shared the spotlight. And it turns out, sibling relationships have plenty of benefits, according to Meghan Fritz, a [Read More]

A Salute to Volunteers A Salute to Volunteers
175 weeks ago - Town and gown
April is National Volunteer Month, and within that is National Volunteer Week (this year it’s April 23-29). According to Points of Light, which organizes National Volunteer Week, the week is “an opportunity to recognize and thank volunteers who lend their time, talent, voice, and support [Read More]

Nittany Lions Go to War Nittany Lions Go to War
175 weeks ago - Town and gown
“I know that he went into the fight as a soldier should. His men trusted him implicitly …. Those of us who knew him intimately … are stunned with a sense of personal loss that cannot be put into words.” —    Captain Robert Kirk, 313th Infantry [Read More]

Women of Impact Women of Impact
180 weeks ago - Town and gown
For more than 150 years, women have played important roles in Centre County, impacting the lives of other women and the community as a whole. Strong women have advanced political causes, broken barriers in business, and advocated for improvements that continue to leave a legacy. This article honors [Read More]

Harmonious Education Harmonious Education
180 weeks ago - Town and gown
Music in Our Schools Month, officially designated by the National Association for Music Education (NAfME), is an annual celebration during the month of March that engages music educators, students, and communities from around the country in promoting the benefits of high-quality music education [Read More]

Breaking Barriers Breaking Barriers
180 weeks ago - Town and gown
Imagine trying to get cable installed at home, or setting up an account at a local bank, or simply ordering lunch at a local restaurant when you can’t read or speak the language. It can be a rather intimidating experience, but it’s one that many international families who move to [Read More]

Holding onto Dreams Amid Nightmares Holding onto Dreams Amid Nightmares
180 weeks ago - Town and gown
Very often when I meet Syrian refugees, I hear my family in their voices. I work for a global humanitarian organization, Mercy Corps, and it is my job to deploy to disaster zones with our emergency response team and tell the world the story of what we see. You would think that we would have nothing [Read More]

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