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Community Spotlight

We are inviting any Centre County business, nonprofit organization or agency to share their stories in briefs of 200 words or less, which we will publish at no charge here on StateCollege.com.

 

Tell the community about the services you're offering. Share the challenges you're facing. Let people know about ways you might be offering help to others. Highlight employees who have gone above and beyond. Tell the story of your business or what you have brought to the community over the years.

 

Share what you'd like people to know.

 

Briefs can be sent to [email protected]. Include a photo if you'd like.

 

We encourage our readers to support our community's businesses or organizations in any way they responsibly can during this challenging time, from making a purchase or buying a gift card at a business to volunteering or making a donation to a nonprofit organization.



Community Spotlight: The Overlook Grill by Harrison's Community Spotlight: The Overlook Grill by Harrison's
1 week ago - StateCollege.com
The Overlook Grill by Harrison’s is currently undergoing a phased re-opening. Our indoor dining room will remain closed for at least the next two weeks, but we are offering multiple take-out options to suit our community members’ dining needs. [Read More]
Community Spotlight: The Community Cafe at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church Community Spotlight: The Community Cafe at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church
3 weeks ago - StateCollege.com
The Community Cafe at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church has served a free meal every Thursday for 10 years. During the pandemic, we have been able to continue with our work and adjust our operating model thanks to our volunteers. [Read More]
Community Spotlight: Camp Golden Pond Community Spotlight: Camp Golden Pond
4 weeks ago - StateCollege.com
Camp Golden Pond is a 55-acre retreat in Petersburg. Normally, the camp is utilized by scout and other youth organizations for summer camps. Since all the large group events the camp would normally host are canceled, the camp is available to the general public. [Read More]
Community Spotlight: AAUW Offering Books to Nonprofits Community Spotlight: AAUW Offering Books to Nonprofits
5 weeks ago - StateCollege.com
Thousands of other books are available for donation to Centre County nonprofit groups. Categories include art, biography, cookbooks, many categories of textbooks, fiction, mysteries and more. [Read More]
Community Spotlight: OLLI at Penn State Community Spotlight: OLLI at Penn State
8 weeks ago - StateCollege.com
The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at Penn State is turning necessary COVID-19 restrictions into new learning and social opportunities online. [Read More]
Community Spotlight: P.J. Harrigan's Community Spotlight: P.J. Harrigan's
8 weeks ago - StateCollege.com
P.J. Harrigan's is NOW OPEN daily from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. and offering a special menu for curbside, takeout or delivery. [Read More]
Community Spotlight: Girl Scouts in the Heart of Pennsylvania Community Spotlight: Girl Scouts in the Heart of Pennsylvania
8 weeks ago - StateCollege.com
May is the month of the official COOKIE COUNTDOWN! Girl Scout Cookies are on sale through May 31 with easy online tools to help you find your favorite. [Read More]
Community Spotlight: Juniata Valley Council Boy Scouts of America Community Spotlight: Juniata Valley Council Boy Scouts of America
11 weeks ago - StateCollege.com
Every day Cub Scouts, Scouts BSA, Venturers and their families participate in learning and activities centered on achieving three aims: character development, citizenship training, and personal fitness. These aims continue even in the midst of a global pandemic, as our Centre County Scouts have adap [Read More]
Community Spotlight: Mercato Mio Italian Market Community Spotlight: Mercato Mio Italian Market
11 weeks ago - StateCollege.com
Mercato Mio Italian Market is a new Italian inspired restaurant located inside the Hilton Garden Inn State College on East College Avenue. Our focus is to design dishes with an Italian-like simplicity so that the quality of our ingredients and the care with which they are handled defines and disting [Read More]
Community Spotlight: Central PA SCORE Community Spotlight: Central PA SCORE
14 weeks ago - StateCollege.com
Central PA SCORE partners with the U.S. Small Business Administration to help women and men start and succeed in business. Nationally, about 12,000 volunteers mentor clients each year. Our local SCORE Chapter annually provides free assistance to about 100 clients who are starting or who own a small [Read More]
Community Spotlight: Penn State Alumni Association Community Spotlight: Penn State Alumni Association
14 weeks ago - StateCollege.com
While the Penn State Alumni Association’s staff is working remotely, please know that we continue to be here for you. Family looks out for each other, and I know that some of you are concerned about how these times will impact your employment outlook. [Read More]
Community Spotlight: Centre County Historical Society Community Spotlight: Centre County Historical Society
14 weeks ago - StateCollege.com
The Centre County Historical Society is dedicated to preserving Centre County’s rich history through activities such as tours, talks, collections exhibitions, and events. The Society owns the Centre Furnace Mansion and Boogersburg School, both living laboratories that serve as visible and public e [Read More]
Community Spotlight: Taxi by Handy Delivery Community Spotlight: Taxi by Handy Delivery
14 weeks ago - StateCollege.com
Taxi by Handy Delivery is still open and operating 24/7 to serve the local community.We are providing valuable transportation services for workers and for citizens who need to get to the grocery store, medical offices, banks, post offices and other places to conduct essential business in these chall [Read More]
Community Spotlight: Center for Alternatives in Community Justice Community Spotlight: Center for Alternatives in Community Justice
14 weeks ago - StateCollege.com
These are difficult times. Although it may be nice to be together at home, it can also stir up conflict. Conflict is a normal part of life but during these extra stressful times our emotions can diminish our patience and understanding of and for each other. [Read More]
Community Spotlight: Blanca's Detailed Cleaning Community Spotlight: Blanca's Detailed Cleaning
15 weeks ago - StateCollege.com
Many of Blanca’s Detailed Cleaning clients are overwhelmed with keeping their household going, families engaged and consoled, and managing their businesses or jobs in this rapidly changing environment. Without professional help cleaning and disinfecting their homes, their immediate environment bec [Read More]
Community Spotlight: A Basket Full Community Spotlight: A Basket Full
15 weeks ago - StateCollege.com
A Basket Full is located in a historical house at 121 E. Main St. in Boalsburg. The current proprietor, Pam Bair, has been bringing gifts and accessories to the area for 30 years. As the name implies, you can expect to fill your basket with a wide array of items perfect for your needs. [Read More]
Community Spotlight: Hello Social Co. Community Spotlight: Hello Social Co.
15 weeks ago - StateCollege.com
To take our Focus on Local Approach one step further during this time of need, we’re encouraging participation in the #FocusonLocalChallenge. Can you commit to helping one business in your community per day, in some way? Whether it's ordering takeout, purchasing a gift card for future use, or jus [Read More]
Community Spotlight: Mid-State Literacy Council Community Spotlight: Mid-State Literacy Council
15 weeks ago - StateCollege.com
We are proud of our students and volunteer tutors who are continuing to learn. Staff members are working from home providing instructional plans and coaching, and currently, our trained volunteers are teaching using Zoom, mail, and phone to provide life-saving education. [Read More]
Community Spotlight: Nittany Greyhounds Community Spotlight: Nittany Greyhounds
15 weeks ago - StateCollege.com
Nittany Greyhounds is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that has rehomed retired racing greyhounds for 25 years. They provide the State College community with boarding kennel services for all breeds of dogs, and depend on donations, boarding kennel fees, and their annual Greyhounds in Gettysburg e [Read More]
Community Spotlight: AAUW State College Community Spotlight: AAUW State College
15 weeks ago - StateCollege.com
In response to the COVID-19 virus, the AAUW State College Used Book Sale, originally scheduled for May 9-12, 2020 at the Penn State Snider Ag Arena, has been postponed until further notice. AAUW State College is working to reschedule the event for later this year because we know that our community l [Read More]
Community Spotlight: Lila Yoga Studios Community Spotlight: Lila Yoga Studios
15 weeks ago - StateCollege.com
Lila Yoga Studios joined the State College community in 2008. Owner/founder Erica Kaufman has worked with her teachers to help others discover the calm, quiet, wise strength that Lila Yoga stimulates. [Read More]
Community Spotlight: Happy Valley Adventure Bureau Community Spotlight: Happy Valley Adventure Bureau
15 weeks ago - StateCollege.com
With a primary mission of promoting our beautiful Happy Valley to visitors, The Happy Valley Adventure Bureau has had to pivot during these challenging times, much like many other businesses have had to do. Our focus now is on supporting the local hospitality industry – our valued tourism partners [Read More]
Community Spotlight: The State Theatre Community Spotlight: The State Theatre
15 weeks ago - StateCollege.com
At this time, all events scheduled before April 19 at The State Theatre are canceled or are being rescheduled. All ticket and package purchases will be honored for makeup dates and patrons who purchased tickets for canceled shows can have their accounts credited or donate the cost of their ticket to [Read More]
Community Spotlight: Champs Sports Grill Community Spotlight: Champs Sports Grill
15 weeks ago - StateCollege.com
Champs Sports Grill is still open, serving takeout and curbside pickup at its 1611 N. Atherton St. location. The restaurant is operating on a modified schedule, between noon and 9 p.m. every day and offering plenty of affordable options to make getting a bite to eat as easy as possible while jugglin [Read More]
Community Spotlight: C.S. Myers & Son Community Spotlight: C.S. Myers & Son
15 weeks ago - StateCollege.com
C.S. Myers & Son, Inc. is a full-service, family-owned heating & cooling service and heating oil company that has been serving the Centre Region for 75 years. Centre County is where we live and who we’ve cared about for three generations. [Read More]
Community Spotlight: Balfurd Dry Cleaning and Linen Service Community Spotlight: Balfurd Dry Cleaning and Linen Service
15 weeks ago - StateCollege.com
Balfurd Dry Cleaning and Linen Service has been around since 1927; which means we've survived the Great Depression, WWII, and countless recessions. But we've been losing a lot of sleep over the daily decisions we've had to make with this pandemic. This is a hard time to be a small, family-owned b [Read More]
Community Spotlight: Angie's Kitchen Community Spotlight: Angie's Kitchen
15 weeks ago - StateCollege.com
Angie's Kitchen: Food for Wellness offers in-home cooking and nutrition services to people who are going through oncology treatment. I also cook for people who are looking to improve their health using whole food nutrition. I am now offering meal planning and strategies for staying healthy and keep [Read More]
Community Spotlight: Jabebo Earrings Community Spotlight: Jabebo Earrings
15 weeks ago - StateCollege.com
Jabebo Earrings is a small business in downtown Bellefonte. We do have a gift shop but our main business is making science- and nature-themed earrings which we sell to state parks, national parks, museums, nature centers. and specialty gift shops across the U.S. and Canada. Last year we sold nearly [Read More]
Community Spotlight: AIDS Resource Alliance Community Spotlight: AIDS Resource Alliance
15 weeks ago - StateCollege.com
AIDS Resource Alliance is grateful to serve our community during this time of uncertainty. The COVID-19 pandemic is stressful for everyone, but people living with chronic illness may be feeling especially anxious. If you are a person living with HIV, it is important to know that taking your medicati [Read More]
Community Spotlight: Bellefonte Art Museum Community Spotlight: Bellefonte Art Museum
16 weeks ago - StateCollege.com
During these difficult times, Bellefonte Art Museum is going online to stay connected to our community. We will do this with regular posts on our Facebook and Instagram accounts featuring images of our current exhibits, virtual tours, and snapshots of what our Registry Artists are working on during [Read More]
Community Spotlight: PBCI-Allen Mechanical & Electrical Community Spotlight: PBCI-Allen Mechanical & Electrical
16 weeks ago - StateCollege.com
We know that there are many questions and concerns about the current issues facing our community. At this time, we want you to know that at PBCI-Allen, your well being is our priority. [Read More]
Community Spotlight: Smith + Front Community Spotlight: Smith + Front
16 weeks ago - StateCollege.com
My husband and I own Smith + Front in Philipsburg. We opened about five months ago and wanted to be a part of the revitalization of downtown Philipsburg. We are both makers: I am Contempo Jewelry and he is Reconstruct Wood. [Read More]
Community Spotlight: Gigi's Southern Table Community Spotlight: Gigi's Southern Table
16 weeks ago - StateCollege.com
Gigi’s Southern Table is proud to support our community. Thank you to the emergency room staff that has worked and will be working effortlessly to help our town through this difficult time! [Read More]
Community Spotlight: Nittany Performing Arts Centre Community Spotlight: Nittany Performing Arts Centre
16 weeks ago - StateCollege.com
Founded in 2017 as a non-profit 501(c)(3) NPAC has as its mission: To create a community performing arts center, easily accessible for audiences in Centre County with an attractive atmosphere and optimal acoustical properties. [Read More]
Community Spotlight: Verizon Wireless Made Simple Community Spotlight: Verizon Wireless Made Simple
16 weeks ago - StateCollege.com
We are inviting any Centre County business, nonprofit organization or agency to share their stories in briefs which we will publish at no charge here on StateCollege.com. Share what you'd like the community to know. [Read More]
We're in This Together: An Invitation to Local Businesses and Organizations We're in This Together: An Invitation to Local Businesses and Organizations
16 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Geoff Rushton
Borrowing an idea from the Nisqually Valley News, we are inviting any Centre County business, nonprofit organization or agency to share their stories in briefs of 200 words or less, which we will publish at no charge here on StateCollege.com. [Read More]
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