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Newsletter for May 11th - May 18th
Volume 275
Entertainment Highlights

Opening this week:



Coming Soon:

Pirates of the Caribbean

Visit's Movie Section!

Grab dinner and a movie. Visit's Dining Guide for dining suggestions, user ratings, menus and more!

Bad Daze
10:00 pm

Pure Cane Sugar
8:00 pm

Whipple Jam
10:30 pm
Cafe 210

Spider Kelly
10:30 pm

Wagner’s Die Walkure
1:00 pm
State Theatre

Singing Onstage Sleeping Beauty
2:00 pm
State Theatre

Epic Proportions
8:00 pm
Boal Barn Playhouse


PSU Baseball vs Minnesota
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Medlar Field

PSU Softball vs NWestern
5/13 5:00 pm
5/14 1:00 pm
Nittany Lion Softball Park

Flower Full Moon Paddle
8:00 pm
Black Moshannon State Park

Family Night Out
7:00 pm
YMCA Bellefonte

Interactive Storytime
10:30 am
Barnes & Noble

Bald Eagle Birding Festival
4:00 pm
Bald Eagle State Park



Penn State Commencement

This is graduation weekend for Penn State students. Visit our news pages for all the updates. One of our featured columnists, Mike the Mailman, posted a great column delivering his 'commencement address.'  Remember to find other events happening around the area in our community calendar.  If you are looking for a bite to eat, be sure to visit our Restaurant and Dining Pages.  (Local news and more)

Other Interesting Events Community Calendar 

Farmers Markets

Looking for some great fresh, locally grown food?  Farmers Markets have started up for the summer season.  The markets offer freshness, high quality, reasonable prices and convenience. They also allow local residents to support local farmers. You can find markets on our Community Calendar. Post your event for free today!

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Local Headlines More News 

Parking Tickets: State College parking officers catch about three percent of on-street meter violations, a borough parking study suggests. (read)

Bath Salts Crackdown: Centre County District Attorney Stacy Parks Miller filed a lawsuit Wednesday to block the sale of so-called "bath salts" in the county, her office announced. (read)

Teen DUI in Stolen Car: A Port Matilda teenager was charged with vehicle theft, DUI and related offenses after an overnight incident in downtown State College. (read)

State College AssaultState College police have secured a video of the weekend assault at Hiester Street and East Calder Way. They also have updated descriptions of the suspects. (view suspects)

Beaver Canyon Addition: State College Borough Council members appear reluctant to approve a zoning change that would extend "Beaver Canyon." (read)

Guns in Parks: State College Borough Council voted 4-3 Monday night to repeal the borough's ban on guns in municipal parks. (read)

Clare Fund Shot On Site: Our cameras were at the Clare Fund Art Auction.  View the photos on our Shot on Site Page. (see photos)

(all News)

This Week's COLUMNS:

A Mother's Day Adventure - Joe Battista

AmeriCorps Under Seige - Adam Smeltz

Mike's Commencement Address - Mike the Mailman

Reflections on Recent Events - Jay Paterno

Let the Joyous News Be Spread - Russell Frank

I Wonder Where the Elephants Are - Rich Kerstetter

(Columnist Page)

Community Spotlight

Plant Celebration & Garden Sale

Enjoy the 16th Annual Plant Celebration this Saturday at the Centre Furnace Mansion. The event will run from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. There will be over 100 different kinds of perennials and annual flowers, herbs and even small shrubs and trees. Gift baskets filled with a mix of perennials, annuals and herbs will be available. In addition, there will be participating local businesses selling plants and garden-related items from their own booths. Bring your gardening questions and even samples of plants that you would like to have identified or insect/disease damage that needs to be diagnosed - there will be Master Gardeners on hand. (more info)

Open Houses
May 15th, 2011 1:00pm - 3:00pm
May 15th, 2011 12:00pm - 2:00pm
May 15th, 2011 2:30pm - 4:30pm
May 15th, 2011 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Fun Fact of the Week
Penn State alumnus Leidy D. Zern (class of 1927) discovered and patented a successful process that made possible what?:
1. Commercial manufacture of chocolate milk
2. Effective treatment for poison ivy
3. Commercial production of bath salts
Last week's answer:
1908 - When was the first Mother's Day observed?
Upcoming Events

Just a few upcoming events.  Post and see other events on our Community Calendar.

Pools Open - 5/28

Trash to Treasure - 6/4

Touch a Truck Day - 6/25

Summer's Best Music Fest - 6/25

45th Annual Peanut Carnival - 7/28 More Weather 


High 60°F
Low 36°F

Plenty of sunshine, but cool


High 60°F
Low 35°F

Plenty of sunshine


High 61°F
Low 37°F

Plenty of sunshine


High 68°F
Low 50°F

Plenty of sunshine


High 73°F
Low 52°F

Mostly sunny and pleasant

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