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Adventure Centre: As more people look to the outdoors for entertainment, new initiatives are enhancing the area’s standing as a recreation hub Adventure Centre: As more people look to the outdoors for entertainment, new initiatives are enhancing the area’s standing as a recreation hub
11 hours ago - Town and gown
When longtime road cyclist and outdoor recreation enthusiast Josh Stapleton started mountain biking with his two children, he quickly realized that while there is a wonderful, extensive trail system in nearby Rothrock State Forest, there weren’t many places for beginners to learn the [Read More]
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Adventure Centre: As more people look to the outdoors for entertainment, new initiatives are enhancing the area’s standing as a recreation hub Adventure Centre: As more people look to the outdoors for entertainment, new initiatives are enhancing the area’s standing as a recreation hub
11 hours ago - Town and gown
When longtime road cyclist and outdoor recreation enthusiast Josh Stapleton started mountain biking with his two children, he quickly realized that while there is a wonderful, extensive trail system in nearby Rothrock State Forest, there weren’t many places for beginners to learn the [Read More]

Search and Rescue: CREST volunteers are trained to help lost or injured hikers, bikers, and hunters – but that’s not all they do   Search and Rescue: CREST volunteers are trained to help lost or injured hikers, bikers, and hunters – but that’s not all they do
11 hours ago - Town and gown
It doesn’t happen with great frequency, but when a person goes missing in Centre County, it’s usually not due to nefarious circumstances. Rather, a hiker or a hunter might get turned around on one of central Pennsylvania’s myriad wooded trails. Sometimes it’s intentional, as [Read More]

Strength Amid Stress: Their daily lives upended by the coronavirus pandemic, families are working to adapt in an uncertain time   Strength Amid Stress: Their daily lives upended by the coronavirus pandemic, families are working to adapt in an uncertain time
11 hours ago - Town and gown
Sarah Watson and her family were blindsided when her mother was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer on March 2, just as cases of the coronavirus in the United States were increasing. A week later, Governor Tom Wolf ordered schools and non-essential businesses to close. Watson and her husband began [Read More]

Celebrating, Independently: 4th Fest’s neighborhood fireworks shows will allow the community to enjoy the holiday without the big crowds   Celebrating, Independently: 4th Fest’s neighborhood fireworks shows will allow the community to enjoy the holiday without the big crowds
2 days ago - Town and gown
Organizers of the Central PA 4th Fest are bringing community members together in celebration of Independence Day this year – while keeping them apart. The 4th Fest had planned to take its celebration to a “whole new level,” with even more impressive entertainment and grander [Read More]

Members of Centre County's Class of 2020 lost some cherished rites of passage this spring, but found some positive lessons amid the disappointment Members of Centre County's Class of 2020 lost some cherished rites of passage this spring, but found some positive lessons amid the disappointment
4 weeks ago - Town and gown
Senior class trips. Prom. Senior skip days. Banquets and awards. Graduation ceremonies. These are all rites of passage for most teenagers during the spring of 12th grade – traditions many look forward to for years. But when a global pandemic brought the in-person school year to an abrupt end [Read More]

Dairy, livestock farmers in central PA are navigating an uncertain spring Dairy, livestock farmers in central PA are navigating an uncertain spring
4 weeks ago - Town and gown
Spring is typically a high-volume time for dairy farmers in the region. As the weather warms up, operators of small farms are able to get their cows out to pasture more often, and because of the higher-quality feed and natural cycle of cattle, cows make more milk in the spring. This made the sudden [Read More]

From elderly residents to at-risk youth, Ridgelines Language Arts empowers under-heard voices in central Pennsylvania   From elderly residents to at-risk youth, Ridgelines Language Arts empowers under-heard voices in central Pennsylvania
4 weeks ago - Town and gown
Ridgelines Language Arts has been quietly making a difference in the lives of marginalized communities since its establishment in 2017. At the time, founder Abby Minor was directing Being Heard, a program that facilitates poetry-writing classes for older adults throughout Centre County, with [Read More]

On Tap: With some creativity, Centre County breweries hold their own during pandemic On Tap: With some creativity, Centre County breweries hold their own during pandemic
4 weeks ago - Town and gown
Axemann Brewery, one of Centre County’s newest breweries, was hoping to open the doors to its taproom this spring in Bellefonte. All of its plans changed when the COVID-19 pandemic hit. While the building on Axemann Road in Bellefonte is still not open for the public, Axemann has been brewing [Read More]

Lunch with Mimi: Chris Buchignani discusses the mission of the State College Area School District Education Foundation Lunch with Mimi: Chris Buchignani discusses the mission of the State College Area School District Education Foundation
9 weeks ago - Town and gown
Founded in the fall of 2015, the State College Area School District Education Foundation is a nonprofit organization with the mission to enhance the educational experience of the 7,000 students enrolled in the district by providing the tools, resources, opportunities, and programming needed to [Read More]

Artist Ben Saggese finds wide success from his ‘chouse’ in tiny central PA village Artist Ben Saggese finds wide success from his ‘chouse’ in tiny central PA village
9 weeks ago - Town and gown
Ben Saggese lives in the tiny village of Munson (population: 284), in a renovated “chouse” (church-house) that also doubles as an art studio. Despite his rural headquarters, Saggese has made an impression far and wide.  The phrase, “Bloom where you’re planted” is [Read More]

Plans are taking shape for the new Penn State art museum at The Arboretum Plans are taking shape for the new Penn State art museum at The Arboretum
13 weeks ago - Town and gown
In 2016, Penn State President Eric Barron approached the university’s board of trustees with a vision. He proposed the development of a new cultural district, where all of the university’s museums could be consolidated into one easily accessible location – a location that is [Read More]

50 years after first Earth Day, Centre County’s Recycling Authority continues the mission to educate 50 years after first Earth Day, Centre County’s Recycling Authority continues the mission to educate
13 weeks ago - Town and gown
Joanne Shafer remembers the very first Earth Day, held 50 years ago on April 7, 1970. To say it made an impression on her is an understatement. “I’m a professional person whose avocation turned into a vocation and essentially a career because of the first Earth Day,” says Shafer. [Read More]

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