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Newsletter for January 9th - January 15th
Volume 153
Entertainment Highlights

Gran Torino

Clint Eastwood stars in this drama about a tough Korean War vet who sets out to reform the teenager who tried to steal his prized 1973 Gran Torino.

Also Check Out!

Bride Wars

Not Easily Broken

The Unborn

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

Dennis Fallon
10:00 p.m.
Bar Bleu

Spider Kelly
10:30 p.m.
Darkhorse Tavern

Mr. Hand
10:00 p.m.
The Saloon

JR & Natalie Band
10:30 p.m.
Cafe 210

State High Thespians Present Museum
1/9 & 1/10 - 8:00 p.m.
1/11 - 2:00 p.m.
State High School North Building

State Ballet Theatre of Russia Presents Cinderella
7:30 p.m.
Eisenhower Auditorium

Women's Gymnastics vs. Pittsburgh
7:00 p.m.
Rec Hall

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

Nittany Lion Basketball vs. Michigan State
6:30 p.m.
Bryce Jordan Center

Saturday Stories Alive
11:00 a.m. & 3:00 p.m.
Schlow Centre Region Library

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


Upgrades & Improvements To has continued to make improvements and upgrades in the new year.  A new and improved Community Calendar launched this week.  The Community Calendar has a new layout & design, a search engine to search events by category & keywords, and the ability to list events on a weekly or monthly basis.  To post an event on the new Community Calendar, simply click on Create Event in the upper right hand corner and log-in to to post your event or activity.

The new Ride Board on launched this week.  The new layout features listings of Wanted Rides & Available Rides and allows users to enter multiple stops and destinations along the way.  A map feature is available for users to map their drive.

Upgrades to the Auto Guide have also launched.  Those searching for a new or used car in the area can still search cars by make, model and price through the Auto Guide.  Besides the improved layout, advanced search options such as features, VIN number, color, engine, etc. are part of the search engine.  Pictures of the cars can also be found next to the individual listings.  A list of new and used car dealers, along with a map to their location, can be found in the Auto Guide.

Be sure to visit's new Facebook page and become a fan of!

Other Interesting Events Community Calendar 

Friday & Saturday, January 9th & 10th
Wisecrackers Comedy Club
9:00 p.m.
Ramada Inn
The comedy performance will feature comedians Paul Vernier, Tom McTiernan, and Ellen Karis.  Doors open at 8 p.m.

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Local Headlines More News 

Judge Wants Downtown Bars, PLCB To Work Out Dipsute
Centre County Judge David Grine would like the PLCB and Sammark, Inc. to work out their dispute prior to their January 16th court date.  Read more on this story....

Bail Set For Rogers
Centre County Judge Bradley Lunsford set Andrew Rogers' bail at $500,000 earlier this week and released funds for a new medical investigation into the death of former Penn State student Youngcheol Park.  Read more on this story....

Community Spotlight

Free Winter Play Days

The State College Friends School will host three Free Winter Play Days for children and their families.  The first play date will be Saturday, January 10th from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.  The activity is open to children ages 3-8 and will feature organized games, crafts and more.  The remaining two play dates will be held at the same time on February 7th & 21st.  For more information regarding the event, please call 237-8386.


The Metropolitan Opera - Live In HD

The State Theatre will host another live opera simulcast in their popular Metropolitan Opera - Live In HD series Saturday, January 10th at 1 p.m.  The simulcast will be a new production of Puccini's La Rondine.  The running time of the performance is 2 hours and 15 minutes.  Tickets to the simulcast are $22/adult, $20/senior citizen, and $18 for Penn State students.

Open Houses
Fun Fact of the Week
The theme for this year's Presidential Inauguration is "A New Birth of Freedom." What president does this theme commemorate?
a. George Washington
b. Abraham Lincoln
c. Franklin Roosevelt
d. John Kennedy
Last week's answer:
b. 1972
Tavern Cam

The Tavern Cam has returned to the homepage of!  Check out what's happening on College Avenue in front of The Tavern! More Weather 


High 72°F
Low 57°F

Not as warm; cloudy, then clouds and sun


High 77°F
Low 62°F

Fog in the a.m.; clouds breaking, warmer


High 78°F
Low 62°F

Mostly cloudy with a shower in the area


High 68°F
Low 52°F

Not as warm with rain and a thunderstorm


High 62°F
Low 47°F

Cloudy with a stray shower

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