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Newsletter for January 2nd - January 8th
Volume 152
Entertainment Highlights


Based on a true story, this drama chronicles four Jewish brothers living in Nazi occupied Poland who escape and join a group of Russian resistance fighters.

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Visit's new Movie Section to view a list of local theaters and movie times!

Bill Filer
1/2 & 1/3
10:00 p.m.
Allen Street Grill

Rock & Bowl
1/2 & 1/3
10:30 p.m.
Northland Bowl

Local Motion DJ Kid AV
9:00 p.m.

10:00 p.m.
The Saloon

There are no concerts, plays, or other performing arts events in the State College area this week.

Lady Lions Basketball vs. Michigan
2:00 p.m.
Bryce Jordan Center

Penn State Wrestling vs. Lock Haven
3:00 p.m.
Wrestling Complex

Nittany Lion Basketball vs. Purdue
9:00 p.m.
Bryce Jordan Center

No School Day Craft Activity
11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Schlow Centre Region Library

Story Time For Everybody
10:30 a.m.
Schlow Centre Region Library


First Night State College

State College's annual First Night New Year's Eve celebration will take place Wednesday, December 31st & Thursday, January 1st throughout downtown State College and Penn State's campus.  Visitors to the event can watch ice sculptors carve large blocks of ice into holiday displays.  The event also features live music, horse drawn carriage rides, live reindeer, a parade, ice skating, a Chinese New Year's celebration, and children's craft workshops.  At midnight, fire sculptures will be lit and a fireworks display will take place at Community Field.  A free shuttle will run between downtown State College and campus.  All events are alcohol-free and family friendly.


CRPR's Discounted Ski Lift Vouchers Program

Centre Region Parks & Recreation is once again offering discounted ski lift vouchers for 15 ski resorts in Pennsylvania.  Discounted vouchers are available for Bear Creek, Blue Knob Resort, Elk Mountain,  Seven Springs, and more.  The discounted vouchers are available until March of this year and are sold on a first come, first serve basis.  Proceeds from the sale of the vouchers benefits the Centre Region Gifts-For-Parks Program.

Other Interesting Events Community Calendar 

Tuesday, January 6th
Civil War Lecture
7:00 p.m.
PA Military Museum
Author Jeff Wert will discuss his published book, Cavalryman of the Lost Cause: A Biography of J.E.B. Stuart.  Admission to the lecture and book discussion is free.

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Local Headlines More News 

Lee Denied Appeal
Taji "Verbal" Lee's petition for allowance of appeal was denied by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court.  Read more on this story....

Tyrone Man To Stand Trial For Threatening Governor
A 53-year-old man will stand trial after sending a threatening E-mail to Governor Rendell earlier this year.  Read more on this story....

Community Spotlight

Penn State Women's Volleyball Team

Congratulations to the Penn State women's volleyball team for defeating Stanford earlier this month and winning the National Championship trophy for the second year in the row.  Penn State is just the sixth school to win back-to-back volleyball championships.  Junior Megan Hodge was named the NCAA Championship Most Outstanding Player for the second straight year.  The team finished the season with a perfect 38-0 record.  This is the third national championship trophy for Penn State in women's volleyball.

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Fun Fact of the Week
Happy New Year State College! What was the first year Dick Clark held his Rockin' New Year's Eve celebration?
a. 1969
b. 1972
c. 1974
d. 1975
Last week's answer:
c. USC More Weather 


High 72°F
Low 53°F

Episodes of sunshine


High 68°F
Low 47°F

Fog in the a.m.; otherwise, partly sunny


High 66°F
Low 53°F

Sunshine mixing with clouds


High 69°F
Low 47°F

Occasional rain


High 57°F
Low 41°F

Intervals of clouds and sunshine

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