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Answering the Call: Alpha volunteers are at the ready, but as the region grows, so does the prospect of a paid fire service Answering the Call: Alpha volunteers are at the ready, but as the region grows, so does the prospect of a paid fire service
4 weeks ago - Town and gown
The call came in to the Alpha Fire Station in downtown State College around 9:20 on a recent weeknight. Dispatchers from the county’s emergency communications center were reporting a wildfire on Susan Lane in Halfmoon Township, about a mile from Stormstown. The initial plan was to send two [Read More]
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Taste of the Month: Food trucks cooking up gourmet meals on wheels Taste of the Month: Food trucks cooking up gourmet meals on wheels
38 weeks ago - Town and gown
From chuck wagons to push carts, the concept of food trucks isn’t new. Popularized in big cities from New York to Los Angeles, food trucks offer a quick bite to eat to hungry, working professionals at a reasonable price. However, food trucks now have gone beyond your typical “street [Read More]

Changing Times: State College embarks on a realigned school day Changing Times: State College embarks on a realigned school day
38 weeks ago - Town and gown
The start of another school year always brings changes – new teachers, new classes, and a new routine to learn. The State College Area School District is adding one more change into the mix after years of planning and assessment. As students go back to school this fall, they are doing so on a [Read More]

Cultural Crossroads: There’s something special happening in Millheim Cultural Crossroads: There’s something special happening in Millheim
42 weeks ago - Town and gown
Something special is happening in Millheim, and you can feel it on the streets. Well, maybe it is more that you can feel it on the street, because, really, there is only one major road through town. Millheim is a small community of around 900 people. But on that street in this rural community in [Read More]

As the State College Spikes prepare to host league All-Star festivities, fun is the name of the game As the State College Spikes prepare to host league All-Star festivities, fun is the name of the game
42 weeks ago - Town and gown
State College Spikes general manager Scott Walker describes his job duties as “everything you could possibly think of.” That can range from helping pull the large, heavy tarp off the infield on the morning of a game to selling one ticket to developing major partnerships to working with [Read More]

Youth Service Bureau celebrates 50 years of helping Centre County’s kids realize potential Youth Service Bureau celebrates 50 years of helping Centre County’s kids realize potential
42 weeks ago - Town and gown
First, young Valerie Freeman’s parents got divorced. Then her house burned down, and her mother’s boyfriend abused her. The final straw came at age 13, when her mother “freaked out” and hit her over and over again. Barefoot and bleeding, Freeman ran from her Park Forest home [Read More]

Taste of the Month: The Express Casual Dining is giving new life to an old landmark Taste of the Month: The Express Casual Dining is giving new life to an old landmark
42 weeks ago - Town and gown
It’s hard to miss the old caboose and railcar sitting outside a Penns Valley landmark that was once a train station and the former Whistle Stop Restaurant. Since April, that landmark is home to The Express Casual Dining, the name playing homage to the location’s railroad past. New owners [Read More]

Taste of the Month: Big Spring Spirits & chef Mark Johnson of MJ Custom Craft Cooking Taste of the Month: Big Spring Spirits & chef Mark Johnson of MJ Custom Craft Cooking
47 weeks ago - Town and gown
Big Spring Spirits pairs its grain-to-glass cocktails with a seasonally inspired menu [Read More]

Finding Strength on the Trails: The mountains of Central PA offer challenges, but runners love them Finding Strength on the Trails: The mountains of Central PA offer challenges, but runners love them
47 weeks ago - Town and gown
The mountains of central Pennsylvania offer challenges like roots, rocks, and snakes, but runners are in it together – and they love it [Read More]

Bellefonte Renaissance: A Victorian jewel shines again Bellefonte Renaissance: A Victorian jewel shines again
47 weeks ago - Town and gown
Led by a strong sense of community and the infusion of some innovative ideas, Bellefonte is enjoying a renaissance [Read More]

Growing Organically: Helping farmers is a passion at Pennsylvania Certified Organic Growing Organically: Helping farmers is a passion at Pennsylvania Certified Organic
47 weeks ago - Town and gown
Working to help farmers is a passion at Spring Mills-based Pennsylvania Certified Organic [Read More]

In the face of challenges, Centre County beekeepers work to help honeybees survive and thrive In the face of challenges, Centre County beekeepers work to help honeybees survive and thrive
51 weeks ago - Town and gown
Beekeepers are a dedicated and passionate lot. Take Kathryn Miller, for instance. Miller is allergic to bee stings, but that hasn’t stopped her from maintaining honeybee hives for the past several years. She’s undergone nearly a year of allergy shots to guard against future [Read More]

For the 30th year, the Historic Bellefonte Cruise celebrates a tradition that was ‘a sight to see’ For the 30th year, the Historic Bellefonte Cruise celebrates a tradition that was ‘a sight to see’
51 weeks ago - Town and gown
You can hear them coming from miles around. The engines roar as a parade of cars makes its way down to the old Victorian town for the Historic Bellefonte Cruise motorcycle and car show. On the Friday evening of Father’s Day weekend for the past 29 years, people have lined up in the [Read More]

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