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Seamstresses stitching masks for medical community - Vincent Corso

STATE COLLEGE — Rachael Huxford looked around at everything that was going on with the coronavirus pandemic over the past few weeks and asked herself what she could do to help. She saw the need for face masks in the medical community and after doing some research, decided her sewing skills could h



Centre County Gazette

Bellefonte to see more parking changes Bellefonte to see more parking changes
Centre County Gazette
s. BELLEFONTE — The new parking meters that are coming to the streets of downtown Bellefonte have been delayed because of the coronavirus, allowing people to park on the streets a little longer before the rate increase and change of monitored time come into play. Parts of the new [Read More]
Bellefonte chooses firm to assess future of elementary school Bellefonte chooses firm to assess future of elementary school
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BELLEFONTE — The much-discussed elementary school project in Bellefonte is moving forward. The Bellefonte Area School District Board voted 6-3 to retain Hunt Engineering, an architect and engineering firm with locations in New York and Pennsylvania, to conduct a needs assessment for [Read More]
Patton officer receives Life Saving Award for response to bar shooting Patton officer receives Life Saving Award for response to bar shooting
Centre County Gazette
STATE COLLEGE — Patton Township Police Officer Brian Shaffer was at the Ramada Hotel and Conference Center working on a separate investigation Jan. 24, 2019, when two people ran to him, telling him a shooting had just occurred in the bar area. That tragic shooting incident started at the [Read More]

Business

Cool’ Bellefonte is product of hard work, vision Cool’ Bellefonte is product of hard work, vision
Centre County Gazette
  BELLEFONTE — The business outlook for Bellefonte this year and beyond is excellent. You can sense that just from the buzz being created and the quotes of people talking about the community. “Bellefonte was named in the top two places to live in [Read More]
Local businesswoman named Outstanding Fundraising Professional of the Year Local businesswoman named Outstanding Fundraising Professional of the Year
Centre County Gazette
STATE COLLEGE — Sophie Penney, president of State-College-based i5 Fundraising, was honored as Outstanding Fundraising Professional of the Year by the Allegheny Mountains Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals, according to a press release. “It is the chapter’s [Read More]
Community Service Award Community Service Award
Centre County Gazette
KERIANN SMITH, center, was recently awarded Patton Township Business Association’s Community Service Award in appreciation for her work as the chairwoman of PTBA’s annual Children’s Winter Clothing Drive. The clothing is donated to the Burrowes Street Youth Haven, Centre County [Read More]

Sports

505 wins and counting … 505 wins and counting …
Centre County Gazette
SPRING MILLS — For Penns Valley head basketball coach Terry Glunt, it’s 505 and counting. That’s the number of wins Glunt has amassed coaching high school basketball and cross country in 30 years at Penns Valley. The total includes 243 wins as boys’ cross country coach, [Read More]
St. Joe’s, PV girls move on; Bellefonte ousted from playoffs St. Joe’s, PV girls move on; Bellefonte ousted from playoffs
Centre County Gazette
SPRING MILLS — A trio of Centre County girls’ high school basketball teams opened District 6 tournament play last week, including Penns Valley, which received a career-high 31 points from Hannah Montminy in a 67-25 victory over visiting Mount Union in a Class 3A quarterfinal-round [Read More]
Despite 6-win season, SC in the hunt for district title Despite 6-win season, SC in the hunt for district title
Centre County Gazette
It may have been far from a typical basketball season for the State College Little Lions with only six wins, but the team is nonetheless pitted against the Altoona Mountain Lions for the district 6A title on Feb. 21 at Mt. Aloysius College. This is familiar territory for SC because there are [Read More]

Arts & Entertainment

Happy Valley Cornhole tourney returns Happy Valley Cornhole tourney returns
Centre County Gazette
STATE COLLEGE — The second Happy Valley Cornhole Tournament will take place on Sunday, April 5 at the American Legion’s Post 245 location at 1950 Pine Hall Road in State College, according to a press release. Proceeds will benefit the State College Sunrise Rotary Club’s [Read More]
Tussey Mountainback race seeks beneficiary applicants from community Tussey Mountainback race seeks beneficiary applicants from community
Centre County Gazette
HUNTINGDON — The Tussey Mountainback 50 Mile Relay and Ultramarathon, an annual footrace held in central Pennsylvania’s Rothrock State Forest, is accepting applications from local nonprofit organizations for consideration as the event beneficiary for its 2020 event. Local [Read More]
Mokita Dialogues to explore intolerance during Feb. 27 talk Mokita Dialogues to explore intolerance during Feb. 27 talk
Centre County Gazette
STATE COLLEGE — The Jana Marie Foundation’s 2020 Mokita Dialogues continues on Thursday, February 27 with “Exploring Intolerance.” Dr. Seria Chatters, director of equity and inclusivity for the State College Area School District, will lead the discussion. The event [Read More]

Community

Parking captain sets mood for THON goers, participants Parking captain sets mood for THON goers, participants
Centre County Gazette
UNIVERSITY PARK – Those attending the THON events this weekend at the Bryce Jordan Center who arrive by vehicle will most likely run into Erica Jones. She is a parking expert and is perhaps one of the first people THON goers and participants meet when they arrive, simply because of [Read More]
Nature’s Ways ... The blue jay — our largest, regular birdfeeder guest Nature’s Ways ... The blue jay — our largest, regular birdfeeder guest
Centre County Gazette
Each fall when the acorns matured, one bird species would flock to the row of pin oaks in front of the high school where I taught. Their noisy calls, large size and bold colors made them easy to identify. Blue jays - sometimes a dozen or more — would come in at one time to feast on the [Read More]
Gazette writer discusses favorite works of the past decade Gazette writer discusses favorite works of the past decade
Centre County Gazette
September 2019 marked my tenth year of writing for The Centre County Gazette. I’ve submitted nearly 1,000 stories in that time. They have been interesting stories, and I would like to share a few that were my favorites. In 2012, I interviewed Bruce Moyer of Centre Hall for a [Read More]

Health & Wellness

Jared Boxes donated by organizations, individuals Jared Boxes donated by organizations, individuals
Centre County Gazette
STATE COLLEGE — In 2001, the children at Our Lady of Victory School in State College wanted to honor their classmate, Jared, who was diagnosed with an incurable brainstem tumor. They decided to fill a plastic storage box filled with items to lift his spirits while in the hospital. These [Read More]
Wolf administration hosts suicide prevention listening session Wolf administration hosts suicide prevention listening session
Centre County Gazette
STATE COLLEGE — The Wolf Administration’s Suicide Prevention Task Force recently joined the State College community to discuss experiences with suicide, strategies for suicide prevention and how to reduce stigma as part of the task force’s statewide listening session, according to [Read More]
Top 5 tips for caregivers during the holidays Top 5 tips for caregivers during the holidays
Centre County Gazette
STATE COLLEGE — Just when you had more than enough to do, the holidays rolled around with just a few more items that seem like only you can do them. Here are five things to remember during this busy time so you can still enjoy the season: Are you caring for someone living with dementia? Since [Read More]
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