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Wasson Farm Joins Market for Local Ice Cream Wasson Farm Joins Market for Local Ice Cream
6 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Centre County Gazette, Karen Walker
Wasson Farm Market, located at the corner of Shingletown Road and West Branch Road, began selling its own homemade ice cream from a trailer on its property at the end of July. If the first six weeks of its existence are any indication, this is quickly going to become a new favorite for local ice cre [Read More]
Bob Perks Fund Launches 'Strive for 25' Fundraiser Bob Perks Fund Launches 'Strive for 25' Fundraiser
6 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Centre County Gazette, Karen Walker
Like many nonprofits, the Bob Perks Fund has found itself having to think outside of the box when it comes to fundraising in 2020. When the COVID-19 pandemic shut down several of the fundraising events it typically relies on, it found itself about $50,000 short of what it needed to get through the e [Read More]
Penn State Study Focuses on Local Impact of COVID-19 Penn State Study Focuses on Local Impact of COVID-19
8 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Centre County Gazette, Karen Walker
Researchers from Penn State are seeking local participants for a multi-faceted study focused on the effects of COVID-19 on the residents of Centre County. [Read More]
Mount Nittany Physicians Making Virtual House Calls Mount Nittany Physicians Making Virtual House Calls
18 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Centre County Gazette, Karen Walker
If the coronavirus pandemic has made you a little bit nervous to venture out to your doctor’s office, you are not alone. You’re also in luck. Physicians in the Mount Nittany Health system now have the ability to make a new kind of house call, coming to patients digitally through telehealth appoi [Read More]
Local Resident Spearheads Grassroots Donation Effort Local Resident Spearheads Grassroots Donation Effort
20 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Centre County Gazette, Karen Walker
Optimists tell us to look for the good in every situation. But when the pandemic hit this spring, Michelle DiMidio did more than just look for something good — she decided to create it. [Read More]
Local Fitness Centers Take Workouts Online Local Fitness Centers Take Workouts Online
28 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Centre County Gazette, Karen Walker
Using ingenuity and technology, some local gyms and yoga studios are now finding ways to allow their clients to continue to participate in the workouts and practices they have grown accustomed to, even without opening up their doors. [Read More]
PennDOT Offers Program for Next of Kin Notification PennDOT Offers Program for Next of Kin Notification
32 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Centre County Gazette, Karen Walker
In the event of an accident that renders a victim unresponsive, first responders often face a challenge: How do they track down the patient’s next of kin in order to notify them of their loved one’s condition and location? [Read More]
Group Aims to Build New Performing Arts Center Group Aims to Build New Performing Arts Center
38 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Centre County Gazette, Karen Walker
Throughout Douglas Meyer’s 23-year stint as the music director of the Pennsylvania Chamber Orchestra in State College, he faced one constant struggle — finding a place to perform. [Read More]
Keep Your Pet Safe with These Winter Pet Care Tips Keep Your Pet Safe with These Winter Pet Care Tips
39 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Centre County Gazette, Karen Walker
Winter in Pennsylvania means sweater weather — and if it’s cold enough for you to need one, chances are your dog should be wearing one, too. Whether you think they look adorable or ridiculous, dog sweaters can perform an important function, depending on the dog. [Read More]
Acupuncture May Offer Relief for Wide Range of Issues Acupuncture May Offer Relief for Wide Range of Issues
40 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Centre County Gazette, Karen Walker
In traditional Chinese medicine, the treatment centers around an almost mystical-sounding premise, as hairthin needles are inserted into specific points on the body in order to affect the flow of energy, or “qi” (pronounced “chee”), throughout the body. But local acupuncturist and chiropract [Read More]
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