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January 9-15, 2014

Volume 6, Issue 2


Region recovers from deep freeze By SAMI HULINGS

STATE COLLEGE — Centre County saw some of its lowest temperatures in 20 years this week, accompanied by dangerous wind chills reaching 35 degrees below zero. The National Weather Service in State College issued a wind chill warning from 10 p.m. Monday to 7 a.m. Tuesday. Lows late Monday night and in the early morning hours of Tuesday reached 4 degrees below zero. The high temperature for Tuesday was 7 degrees. According to meteorologist Andy Mussoline, these Arctic temperatures alone are unsafe, but when combined with wind speeds, the conditions became increasingly dangerous. The extreme conditions prompted the closing of all schools in the region Tues-

day. All districts opened under 2-hour delays Wednesday morning. Wind chill is what the weather feels like to exposed skin. When lower air temperatures and wind speeds are combined, they create a much colder feel and increase the rate of heat loss on the skin surface. “It (wind) actually increases the rate of heat loss. If your skin is exposed during these extreme temperatures, it increases the rate of heat loss. In turn, it can bring on frostbite or hypothermia at a much faster rate than if you didn’t have those winds,” Mussoline said. “To put that minus 35 into perspective, when we have wind chills in that range, frostbite can set in in about 20 to 30 minutes in that type of wind chill. It’s extremely dangerous cold air to be in.”

POLAR EXPRESS: A blast of arctic air engulfed a good portion of the nation this week, sending temperatures to record lows in much of the U.S.

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Sandusky argues to keep pension By MARK SCOLFORO The Associated Press

HARRISBURG — A handcuffed Jerry Sandusky testified by video link for nearly three hours Tuesday about his Penn State retirement deal and ties between the university and the youth charity he founded, as a hearing began to determine if he should get retirement benefits canceled over his child molestation con-

viction. Speaking from the western Pennsylvania prison where he is serving a 30- to 60-year sentence, Sandusky described how he retired from Penn State in mid-1999 to take advantage of an early retirement incentive, and then was immediately rehired on a temporary basis to coach one last season. Sandusky, Page 6

Your Gym Closet looks to fill void By CHRIS MORELLI

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END OF AN ERA: Demolition has begun on the Garman Theatre in downtown Bellefonte. The neighboring Hotel Do De has already been demolished.

Demolition of Garman continues By CHRIS MORELLI

BELLEFONTE — Brick by brick, the Garman Theatre is coming down. Although demolition of the building slowed this week as temperatures dipped below zero, the historic Bellefonte landmark is partially gone. Despite several last-minute attempts by a small group of residents and business owners, demolition of the building began last week. Approximately one-quarter of the building is gone. The neighboring Hotel Do De was first to go. Demolition of that building began at the end of December and was wrapped up by Jan. 4. Bellefonte Borough Manager Ralph Stewart said that he’s pleased with the pace of the demolition thus far. “We have very little involvement at this point in time,” Stewart said. “The project is under way through the developer. The developer has a contractor on site. The work is progressing.” Developer Ara Kervandjian owns both properties. He plans to build a total of 32 apartments in town. In addition to the Hotel Do De and Garman TheOpinion ............................. 7 Health & Wellness .......... 8, 9

atre, Kervandjian also owns the burned out Cadillac Building. Reached via telephone at his offices in Lemont, Kervandjian declined to comment on the process until demolition is complete. According to Stewart, Kervandjian has an agreement to demolish the Garman no later than February. After that, he will be expected to resubmit a request for funding for the new structure. As demolition began on the Hotel Do De, there was some concern that the courthouse annex next door might sustain some damage. However, Stewart said that the contractor used care as the Hotel Do De was demolished. “They were doing a lot of hand work and removing bricks and material that was part of the Do De. They were trying to be as careful as they can. There were some unknowns as they approached the project. They’re being very delicate,” Stewart said. During the course of demolition, there will be some bumps and bruises, of course. However, Stewart said that the developer would repair any damage that occurs. Garman, Page 6

Education ................... 10, 11 Community ................ 12-15

Centre Spread ............ 16-18 Sports .......................... 19-22

BELLEFONTE — For years, Bobbie Deibler’s daughters competed in gymnastics. And for years, Deibler would mail-order gymnastics apparel for her girls, only to find that it didn’t fit properly. She would pay to have the order shipped. Then pay again to ship it back. “There’s really nowhere around where you can go and get specific gymnastics leotards,” Deibler explained. “I’d been buying them online for over seven

years. You can’t try them on, so if it doesn’t fit, you have shipping both ways.” She always thought it would be easier to have a store that would carry apparel so athletes could try things on to see if they fit properly. Deibler has taken matters into her own hands. She recently opened Your Gym Closet, located at 1809 Zion Road in Bellefonte, to offer everything a gymnastics enthusiast needs. There things like grips and leotards for sale inside shop. Your Gym Closet, Page 4


GEARING UP: Bobbie Deibler is the owner of Your Gym Closet, which recently opened in Bellefonte.

Arts & Entertainment .23, 24 What’s Happening ..... 25, 26

Group Meetings ......... 26, 27 Puzzles ............................. 28

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Front and Centre BE A BIG: Big Brothers Big Sisters of Centre County is looking for volunteers to mentor a child. January is National Mentoring Month. Find out how you can make a difference. Page 12

AIM HIGH: It’s that time of year again. If you’re still looking for some good resolutions and goals to set for the year, Gazette correspondent Sami Hulings has some unique ideas. Page 18

HOMEMADE BBQ: Valley Smokehouse recently opened at 118 Water St. in Spring Mills. Owned by Stevie and Bill Flynn, the restaurant offers a wide variety of homemade brisket, chicken, pulled pork and ribs. Page 12

UNIQUE ART: The Douglas Albert Gallery in State College features a pair of Norman Rockwell bronze sculptures. The statues are part of a special project to reproduce some of Rockwell’s most iconic pieces. Page 23


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Police investigating burglaries By STEVE BAUER

STATE COLLEGE — Police say they are investigating 22 forced entry burglaries that occurred in State College Borough over the past five weeks. All of the burglaries happened between Nov. 25, 2013, and Jan. 2, 2014. In each case, no one was home and the doors were locked. Thieves got away with a variety of electronic gear including computers, televisions and video game systems. These types of crimes happen frequently when Penn State is not in session. Students were off the week of Nov. 24-30 for Thanksgiving. Winter break runs from Dec. 20 until Jan. 13.


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Judge: Parts of Paterno family lawsuit can go on By MARK SCOLFORO The Associated Press

HARRISBURG — Penn State University has to become involved in a lawsuit filed by Joe Paterno’s family and others against the NCAA in order for parts of it to proceed, a state judge ruled Tuesday. The 25-page opinion by Judge John Leete delivered a mixed decision by dismissing some elements, keeping others alive and leaving the door open for an amended lawsuit to be filed. Leete said breach of contract claims, however, cannot continue without Penn State’s participation because the school is an “indispensable party,” given that the lawsuit could affect the university’s interests and contractual rights. The lawsuit seeks to void a consent decree between the NCAA and Penn State over handling of the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal, an agreement that imposed a $60 million fine, a four-year ban on postseason play, a reduction in scholarships and other penalties. “If the consent decree is declared void, as plaintiffs request, Penn State would lose the benefits it bargained for, including avoiding harsher sanctions and limiting further loss that could result from a prolonged investigation,” Leete wrote. He added that the NCAA had indicated earlier that the football program could be shut

down if the decree was invalidated. Paterno family attorney Wick Sollers said the decision allows the critical claims in the lawsuit to go forward. The ruling will let “the bright light of legal discovery” shine on the facts and records, he said. Paterno died in 2012, weeks after the scandal erupted and he was fired as football coach. A Penn State spokesman declined to comment. “We are exceedingly pleased that the court rejected the plaintiffs’ effort to undo the consent decree,” NCAA chief legal officer Donald Remy said in a statement. “As this was the last remaining legal challenge to the validity of the consent decree, we hope the court’s decision finally brings closure to this issue and allows the Penn State community to continue to move forward under the consent decree and the athletic integrity agreement.” The judge threw out a claim of interference with contractual relations but kept in place civil conspiracy and commercial disparagement elements. “Plaintiffs identified disparaging statements accusing Joe Paterno of enabling and concealing child sexual abuse and knowledge or reckless disregard with respect to their falsity,” Leete wrote. He said that although the family did not meet a legal standard generally required in dis-

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A JUDGE SAID that portions of the lawsuit brought by the family of former Penn State football coach Joe Paterno can be litigated. paragement claims, the requirement is lifted when the disparaging statements are libelous. Leete also tossed parts of the defama-

tion allegations, except as they apply to university trustee Alvin Clemens and two former coaches who sued, William Kenney and Jay Paterno, Joe Paterno’s son.

Judge hears arguments to delay Spanier’s lawsuit By The Associated Press HARRISBURG — A judge heard arguments on whether former Penn State president Graham Spanier can delay filing his defamation lawsuit against Louis Freeh, the former FBI director the university hired to investigate and report on the university’s handling of the Jerry Sandusky child-sex abuse scandal. Spanier wants to delay the lawsuit — he’s only filed court notice that he intends to sue Freeh — until after he and two other former Penn State administrators are tried

on criminal charges that they covered up past complaints about Sandusky before he was charged in November 2011 with molesting 10 boys. No trial date has been set on the coverup charges against Spanier, vice president Gary Schultz and former athletic director Tim Curley.


Freeh’s attorney, Robert Heim, on Tuesday asked Centre County Judge Jonathan Grine to force Spanier to file the lawsuit before granting the delay, because it’s the only way Freeh can begin defending himself. Freeh’s 2012 report concluded that Spanier, football coach Joe Paterno and other school officials failed to protect children from abuse. Spanier contends the Freeh report is false and defamatory. Freeh “wants this cloud of committing a knowing falsehood explored,” Heim said. But Spanier’s attorney, Elizabeth Ain-

slie, argued that forcing Spanier to spell out his allegations against Freeh could prejudice Spanier’s defense because it might keep some witnesses from testifying in both cases which, she argued, overlap “85 to 90 percent.” Judge Grine didn’t immediately rule on Spanier’s request to delay the lawsuit. Sandusky was convicted in 2012 of sexually abusing the boys over a period of 15 years and is serving 30 to 60 years in prison. Paterno was fired about two months before dying of lung cancer in January 2012.

Borough Council welcomes new members, elects president

STATE COLLEGE — Two new members have officially joined State College Borough Council. Magisterial District Judge Carmine Prestia conducted the swearing-in ceremony for new council members Evan Myers and Theresa Lafer on Monday afternoon in council chambers. The two were elected to the board in November. Myers is the chief operating officer at AccuWeather and is a former chairman of the borough Planning Commission. During his time with AccuWeather, he has served on the board of directors since 1976. Other experience includes on-air meteorologist. He also served on the Consolidation Study Commission and Downtown Strategic Plan Committee. He earned undergraduate and graduate degrees in meteorology and business. “I’m ready to go,” says Myers. “I think there are a lot of things that people in the borough are concerned about and I’ve been listening.” Myers suggested council hold meetings outside of chambers to better connect with the public. “We ask them to come to us. Why can’t we go to them?” Myers says. “We work for them.” Lafer previously served on council between 2008 and 2012. She is employed as an adjunct professor and staff member at Penn State. She has also served as a member of the State College Community Land Trust. She has a master’s degree in higher education administration from Penn State. She also has a master’s degree in medieval history and sociology from The State University of New York-Binghamton. “I’m very pleased to be back on council. I’m looking forward to working with each other again and continuing to work on housing, student (issues) and the community,” says Lafer. Councilman Tom Daubert was also sworn in as he was re-elected as councilman. Following the ceremony, the 2014 council held a reorganization meeting during which the board elected Councilman Jim Rosenberger as council president. Council approved Rosenberger as president with a voice vote; no one on council opposed the measure. “I don’t expect to bring any big radical change. We’ll focus on good governance and financial soundness,” Rosenberger says. He also plans to focus on regional cooperation with neighboring municipalities.

“When we work together we work more efficiently and serve our people better,” Rosenberger says. Councilwoman Sarah Klinetob nominated Councilman Peter Morris as president; however, the motion did not have enough support to be voted on by council. Myers and Lafer replace outgoing council members Donald Hahn and Ronald Filippelli. During a brief meeting Monday for the 2013 council, Mayor Elizabeth Goreham presented Hahn and Filippelli gifts of appreciation for their service. In other business, council approved a natural gas vehicle grant application with a voice vote. No one on council opposed the measure.

Centre County asked the borough to be a project partner in the second round of grant funding through the Pennsylvania Natural Gas Energy Development Program. The program requires the purchase of at least five natural gas vehicles and requires a 50/50 match for the incremental purchase price of new natural gas vehicles. The borough currently has two compressed natural gas refuse trucks, which officials say has resulted in improved efficiency and decreased maintenance costs. The $50,000 grant would be used to fund two natural gas fueled refuse trucks in 2014 for commercial collection. The borough’s matched funds will come from the Asset Replacement Fund.


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Your Gym Closet, from page 1 Your Gym Closet is actually in the front of her husband’s building, which houses Deibler Machining. “We’ve been here 10 years. He said, ‘Just give it a try.’ We added a fitting room, did some decorating, added some fixtures and painted. That’s really all we had to do,” Deibler said. What Deibler needed, more than anything, was the fitting room. She wanted the athletes to be able to try the items on before they took them home. “It’s huge. I had to have the fitting room. Otherwise, it wouldn’t work. It didn’t make sense if they couldn’t try it on,” Deibler said. At Your Gym Closet, Deibler carries a variety of sizes of leotards. When looking at brands, she opted to go with GK Leotards. “The GK Leotards are what girls like the best. I know because I’ve been around it for so long. They’re made in the USA. They’re shipped directly from the manufacturer in Pennsylvania. That was an easy choice,” Deibler said. Your Gym Closet officially opened on Dec. 2. Although it’s been just a month, Deibler said that she’s gotten a lot of positive feedback. “I stopped in at the YMCA (gymnastics practice) to hand out some flyers and everyone there was really excited about it.

The CenTre CounTy GazeTTe They can go to meets and buy things there, but the prices are higher. This is easy. It’s been really positive,” Deibler said. Deibler’s has four daughters ranging in age from 16 to 21. Her youngest, a sophomore at Bellefonte Area High School, is a member of the Red Raider gymnastics squad and helps at the store. “My daughter helped me do everything here. She picked out the leos, the clothes … she was here to paint and decorate. It was something we did together. She comes here after school and helps out,” Deibler said. Deibler hasn’t set the hours for the store. “I’m seeing what the need is so far. I’ve been talking to parents to see what works best for them,” Deibler said. Your Gym Closet is one of the few stores in Centre County that carries gymnastics gear. Deibler is hoping the store fills a void in the area. “There’s really no one who specializes in gymnastics. There’s really nothing,” she said. She also sees the possibility for expanding beyond gymnastics. “I’ve had several people ask me about cheer and dance and twirling,” she said. “The closest place for twirling is Altoona. But I’ve got to wait and see if this takes off.” For more information about Your Gym Closet, call Deibler at (814) 355-1691.

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STATE AMUSEMENT, located along East College Avenue in State College, sells a wide variety of pool tables and arcade games.

At State Amusement, it’s all fun and games By SAMI HULINGS

STATE COLLEGE — For more than 50 years, State Amusement has served the needs of Centre County billiard players and game enthusiasts. Founded in 1962 by Randall Miller, current owner Fred Wood joined the company in 1980. Not long after, State Amusement opened its retail store. “We always sold pool tables for home use, so it was just natural to add some other products that would go into people’s recreation areas,” Wood said. Because of store’s success, Wood said, State Amusement expanded and moved various times throughout the years before settling into its current location of 1358 E. College Ave. There, a large showroom allows for the sale of not only pool tables, but video games; jukeboxes; air hockey tables; dartboards and dart accessories; poker cards and accessories; home-use slot machines; and shuffleboard. Wood said if it can be in a game room, State Amusement carries it. State Amusement is an Olhausen supplier, carrying the 100 percent Americanmade billiard tables. The game room store can even design pool tables and have them built to customers’ specifications. “There are about 10,000 ways — and that’s not an exaggeration — to build your own pool table,” Wood said. In addition to selling and designing pool tables, State Amusement sells billiard table cloth and can repair the tables themselves.

“We come to your home and repair your pool table, put on a new cloth if we need to,” Wood said. Repairs to home jukeboxes and pinball machines are also available through the store’s service department. This variety combined with quality customer is what Wood says makes State Amusement successful. “We’re locally owned. When you come in the store, 70 percent of the time you are dealing with the owner, who can make the decisions,” he said. “We are very personable here. It’s a one-on-one customer relation.” The ability to handle unusual items that aren’t available at big-box department stores and to deliver all across the United States is something that Wood said sets State Amusement apart from other game room stores. Having delivered to places such as Michigan and Alabama and as far away as California, Wood said there is no limit to where State Amusement will go. “We don’t have a boundary. Those people that have second home in Tahoe, we can take care of their game room.” But most importantly, Wood said he feels State Amusement offers a degree of quality and service that is unsurpassed, making the store a must-stop for all gamelovers. “You can see, feel and touch our items rather than purchase online. We stand by our product if service ever is needed,” he said. To learn more about State Amusement, visit or call (814) 237-0816.



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Deep freeze, from page 1 According to Mussoline, the most dangerous wind chill or real feel temperatures occurred between 3 and 9 a.m. Tuesday morning. Wind chills hit negative 20 to 25 degree range for much of the day. The coldest ever recorded temperatures in Centre County, in terms of air temperature, occurred on Jan. 18 and 19, 1994. On Monday, Mussoline said though the region would not see the historic 18 degrees below zero of January ’94, daytime highs would be similar. “In terms of daytime highs, this is the coldest air we have seen for 20 years in the area,” he said. The dangerous conditions were created by a large pocket of extremely cold air known as a polar vortex. Typically, the polar vortex holds the coldest air. On an average winter day, the vortex sits over the polar region. This week the vortex crossed the Great Lakes, causing wind chill watches and warnings from Canada to Alabama. “At times it becomes displaced,” Mussoline said. “The unique situation about this Arctic outbreak is how far south the polar vortex has come. It’s usually far south track is the reason for this usually Arctic outbreak.” The dangerous temperatures are expected to move through the area quickly. The polar vortex should retreat to more typical latitudes by the end of the week. Widespread southerly winds will also come across the plains toward the end of the week, ushering much milder air into the region.

PRIOR TO the blast of arctic air, skiers had a chance to hit the slopes at Tussey Mountain.

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State College avoids major power outages By JENNIFER MILLER

STATE COLLEGE — When it comes to power outages, the State College area managed to dodge a bullet. “For whatever reason, the State College area and Centre County were relatively unscathed by this particular weather event,” said Todd Meyers, spokesman for West Penn. Tuesday afternoon, the area had just eight customers without power. Overnight, Monday into Tuesday, there were roughly 343 customers around State College without power. When you compare that to other areas in Pennsylvania, where the company saw 5,000 customers without power at one time, the State College area fared pretty well. Its customers’ increased use for heating that creates the risk for issues, much like an increase in use of air-conditioning in the summer. “Whenever you get a lot of power going through the equipment ... if there’s a weakness to a transformer or piece of equipment, that’s when things tend to break,” said Meyers. The subsequent increase in demand may set a new winter peak record for the region, he said. West Penn serves roughly 66,000 customers in Centre County.

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UNIVERSITY PARK — Penn State Intercollegiate Athletics recently announced that former associate sports information director Mary Jo Haverbeck died on Monday, Jan. 6, in State College. She was 74. Haverbeck was a trailblazer for women in the field of athletic communications, earning several lifetime achievement honors from the College Sports Information Directors of America. She was the first woman inducted into the CoSIDA Hall of Fame in 1995 and was the first recipient of the organization’s Trailblazer Award in 2001. Additionally, she was the first female earn the Arch Ward Award, in 2000, which is presented to a member who has made an outstanding contribution to the field of college sports information or has brought dignity and prestige to the profession. The native of Wilmington, Del., worked as an associate sports information director at Penn State from 1974 until her retirement in 1999. Haverbeck made her presence felt when she became the first Penn State official to publicize the university’s women’s sports programs. She rose to national prominence as a valued member of multiple CoSIDA committees.

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CBS SPORTS is reporting that Vanderbilt’s James Franklin is the front-runner to replace Bill O’Brien as head football coach at Penn State.


THIS VIDEO framegrab provided by the courthouse pool via Commonwealth Media Services shows Jerry Sandusky describing his career and retirement from Penn State by video link from Greene State Prison in southwestern Pennsylvania on Jan. 7, as testimony began in a hearing into whether he can get back the retirement benefits he lost after being convicted of child molestation. Sandusky, from page 1 A hearing examiner is taking evidence about the post-retirement benefits Sandusky received and the university’s connection to The Second Mile charity as part of Sandusky’s appeal of the pension forfeiture. Sandusky said that after the 1999 season, he never received another paycheck or W-2 tax form from Penn State, never held himself out to be a Penn State employee and was even given a retirement party. At issue is whether he could be considered a school employee about a decade later, when he committed sex crimes against two boys that meet the state’s standards for forfeiture. Sandusky disputed documents that claim he received dozens of payments from Penn State after 1999. “I don’t know the exact number for sure, but I know it was in the neighborhood of three,” he said. “It was far from 71.” Sandusky was the only witness called by his attorneys, and the afternoon session began with a retirement system employee reading a timeline that outlined the former coach’s history with the pension agency, starting when he was hired by Penn State in 1969. He lost a $4,900-a-month pension



in October 2012, the day he was sentenced for 45 counts of child sexual abuse. The decision also precluded his wife, Dottie Sandusky, from collecting benefits. She attended the hearing Tuesday in Harrisburg. The State Employees’ Retirement System (SERS) ruled that his convictions for involuntary deviate sexual intercourse and indecent assault fell under Pennsylvania’s Public Employee Pension Forfeiture Act. Sandusky had opted to participate in the statesponsored retirement system while at Penn State, which is a “state-related” university, but he was not a state employee. At the heart of the dispute is whether Sandusky’s ties to the university after his retirement, including some payments, made him a “de facto” Penn State employee while committing the crimes in question. His lawyer has argued he was not and that his employment contract was not renewed after the forfeiture law took effect in 1978 so its terms do not apply to him. Sandusky attorney Charles Benjamin has said Penn State made only six payments to Sandusky between 2000 and 2008, and three of them involved travel costs. The other three were speaking fees of $100, $300 and $1,500. In a Dec. 9 filing, Benjamin also


argued that Sandusky did not fit the definition of “school employee” under the forfeiture law. “No reported case in the history of Pennsylvania jurisprudence has ever applied a ‘de facto’ employee analysis to deny someone his retirement earnings, and SERS should not bow to political pressure and ‘mob rule’ to deny claimant his retirement earnings,” Benjamin wrote. In recent weeks, there was a dispute over the SERS witness list, which included two former Penn State administrators facing allegations of a criminal cover-up about Sandusky, former athletic director Tim Curley and former vice president Gary Schultz. A SERS lawyer said at the start of the hearing that both men asserted their Fifth Amendment rights not to testify. There is currently no trial date set for Curley and Schultz, who are being prosecuted in the Dauphin County Courthouse, about two blocks from the SERS headquarters. It likely will be several months before the hearing examiner, Michael Bangs, produces his written recommendation to the retirement system board. If the board rules against Sandusky, he may appeal to Commonwealth Court.

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UNIVERSITY PARK — Late last week, Miami head coach Al Golden was the man of the hour. Now, it’s Vanderbilt head coach James Franklin with a side of former Titans’ head coach Mike Munchak. After interviewing with Penn State over the weekend, Munchak will now travel to Detroit to interview with the Lions according to ESPN. Munchak is scheduled to interview Friday with Lions, league sources told ESPN NFL Insider Ed Werder. But like most of the days following the departure of Bill O’Brien, news is never lacking as CBS Sports reported Tuesday afternoon that Franklin has become a “clear frontrunner” to fill O’Brien’s shoes. Franklin has yet to be offered the job, nor has any other candidate in Penn State’s coaching search. Even so, Franklin is still one of the hottest names in college football making any news connecting him to Penn State a much discussed topic of conversation. Franklin was in Pasadena Monday night for the national championship game. News broke on Tuesday that Vanderbilt assistant coaches had begun following Penn State’s 2014 recruiting class on Twitter, but that could be precautionary as much as any indication of Franklin’s future plans. Vanderbilt coaches also followed several Louisville recruits now that Cardinal’s head coach Charlie Strong has taken over at Texas. Vanderbilt’s athletic director David Williams doesn’t plan to lose Franklin. “I expect James to be our football coach. I’m planning on it,” Williams said to CBS Sports. “We’re looking at facilities. We’re working on some stuff. I have all thoughts that he’s going to be our football coach. I’ll do everything I can to make sure that he is.” So while the news on Tuesday is different than last week, the moral of the story remains the same. Fans will have to just wait and see what happens next. Garman, from page 1

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“They said early on in planning meetings that they would do whatever it takes to make things right. If there are some openings they weren’t aware of in the upper parts of the roof, they would repair them appropriately and take care of everything,” Stewart said. The Garman and Hotel Do De did not go without a fight from the Bellefonte Historical and Cultural Association. The BHCA appealed to the courts in an effort to save the Garman. After that litigation failed, it appealed the decision to the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. When the appeal to the Pennsylvania Supreme Court failed, it was curtains for the Garman. The BHCA wanted to see the Garman restored and used as a regional arts center. The Garman Theatre and Hotel Do De were destroyed in a 2012 fire. While both buildings will be razed, the Cadillac Building just down the street will be spared. A 2009 fire heavily damaged the Cadillac Building, but it has been deemed structurally sound. “That is correct,” Stewart said. “That was presented early on. The developer decided to take on a project that involved three properties. The developer stated that the Cadillac Building would be renovated and not demo’ed.” Once renovated, the Cadillac Building will house offices and apartments. Stewart is excited that the building could be spared from the wrecking ball. “We have been pleased about that. It has a lot of historical significance,” Stewart explained. “It was designed by the first female architect in Pennsylvania, Anne Keichline. We feel that building is very special.” With the demolition of the Garman and Hotel Do De progressing and plans in place for the Cadillac Building, Stewart said that he’s pleased that Bellefonte is moving forward and looking toward the future. “That is the bottom line — we’re trying to make a very difficult, bad situation much better. We’re not trying to find fault or how the buildings got to be the way they are,” Stewart said. “It’s just something we have to deal with and we are moving forward.”

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Airline security gets a little nicer By The Dallas Morning News Anybody who has had to pay extra for luggage or an airport soft drink, who has lined up, de-shoed and un-belted, or wedged into a cramped seat in a crammed plane can attest to the fact that air travel has become a chore. So it is heartening to see that federal agencies are trying to make traveling a little less onerous. First, there was a fall announcement by the Federal Aviation Administration that rules for the use of electronic devices during flights would be relaxed. Now, the Transportation Security Administration is expanding — in a big way — its expedited screening program for low-risk fliers. PreCheck has been around since October 2011, and about 100 airports offer the expedited lines. Although an expedited security check is not guaranteed, if you are pre-checked, there’s a good chance you can avoid pulling off the belt, shedding shoes and taking out the laptop. But there’s been a huge Catch-22: Because of security concerns, you can’t simply apply for PreCheck online. You have to personally go to a processing center, talk to a TSA representative, be fingerprinted and show proof of citizenship or legal immigration in order to complete the application. And there were processing centers in only four cities: New York, Los Angeles, Washington and Indianapolis. Recently, Nashville was added. This newly announced expansion will place processing centers in 300 airports. That will make it much easier U.S. citizens or lawful permanent residents and have not been convicted of crimes to become a “Trusted Traveler.” Getting your number will cost $85 and take two to three weeks; it is valid for five years. Think of it as getting a passport for air travel. Such an expansion is much needed for an airline industry that has struggled over the past decade. With airlines merging and dropping routes, the recession and the inconvenience of post-9/11 security, U.S. air travel has taken a hit. Given all the extra inconveniences travelers face these days, anything that can make traveling easier — without compromising security — is a plus. Beyond that, the TSA’s decision offers us hope that government isn’t totally impervious to common sense.

Unless labeled as a Gazette editorial, all views on the Opinion page are those of the authors.


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What did we get wrong in 2013? Every pundit gets something wrong: We columnists are no exception. We’ve written about health care, gay rights, religious freedom and every other imaginable topic this year. And since there are two of us, opposing each other most weeks, that doubles the chances of making a bad prediction or offering faulty analysis during the year. What did we get wrong in 2013? Joel Mathis and Ben Boychuk cast a wary eye back.


The biggest mistake I made as a pundit in 2013? I didn’t give Barack Obama enough credit. Yes, I’m liberal. But I’m never automatically in the president’s corner. Which is why I made two mistakes in appraising his actions in recent months: First, I said in September there were “no good options in Syria” for the president to choose from. Turns out my Joel Mathis, own imagination joelmmathis@ was far too, ited: All I could is a writer in see then was a Philadelphia. choice to commit to war against the Syrian regime for its use of chemical weapons — thus drawing the U.S. into another Middle East quagmire — or to stand down and let the use of such weapons go unpunished. Turns out there was a third way, which Secretary of State John Kerry stumbled into with an inadvertent press conference suggestion: That Syria turn over its chemical weapons to a third-party, but that otherwise the regime would be left unmolest-


ed. The solution drove conservatives crazy; they felt Obama squandered U.S. credibility by not attacking. Me? I think he achieved U.S. goals without squandering lives. It was an act of imagination inconceivable under our previous GOP president. I was wrong; the president did well. Second, I think I conceded too early that “Obamacare” might be failing, and suggested the president might’ve been wiser to pursue “small ball” solutions for liberal priorities. Yes, the initial launch of the Obamacare website was a disaster. No getting around that. But that disaster has largely been fixed. Lots of people are signing up for health insurance. And yes, some folks have had their policies canceled; in the long term, they’ll be a tiny minority, and this moment of painful transition most likely forgotten. Turns out that Americans — like the rest of the developed world — want universal health care too. Obamacare is still an awkward, unwieldy way to accomplish that goal. But it appears to be getting accomplished nonetheless. My mistakes? Born of pessimism. Maybe Barack Obama is a better president than I thought.


Among the worst sins a columnist can commit — apart from deliberate dissembling and outright fabrication, of course — is backpedaling. You stake out an opinion, by golly, you’d better stick to it. Unless you really stepped in it — then own up and move on. Prognostication is a sucker’s game, best avoided whenever possible. But sometimes the temptation is too great. When we wrote about President Obama’s folly in Syria, for example, I boldly predicted: “God help us when — not if — China and Russia decide to take advantage of our leaders’ incompetence.” In the intervening months, China has extended its air defense zone

over the East China Sea — a move the United States rightly denounced — and Russia has fortified its sphere of influence by keeping Ukraine out of the European Union. Not a calamity, by any means, but let’s see what 2014 has in store. Last week, I argued that the disastrous rollout of Obamacare was the most significant political story of the year. This week came word that 1 million Americans have successfully enrolled in a qualifying health insurance plan ahead of the New Year switchover. A mistake on my part? Only if you missed the related item that 3.5 million people lost their old insurance under the new law and have been unable to find replacement coverage. Maybe 2014 will bring better news. My greatest regret had less to do with faulty predictions and more to do with a confounding lack of clarity. In November, we wrote about how best to prevent Iran from obtaining nuclear weapons. Practi- Ben Boychuk, cally nobody in bboychuk@ the United States, is wants to go to associate editor of war with Iran, I City Journal. wrote. Seemed clear enough to me. Yet I received a fair amount of reader mail suggesting my point wasn’t clear at all. I soon realized that my statement could be read either as a matter of fact, or as a lament. Readers seemed to think I was upset that practically nobody wants to go to war with Iran. So let’s clear that one up: Going to war with Iran would be a really bad idea. Let’s not do it, and start the new year right.


Pot legalization poses challenge By JOHN M. CRISP Scripps Howard News Service

Colorado took an extraordinary step last week when, on Jan. 1, it implemented a law that legalizes the sale of marijuana for recreational use. The state of Washington isn’t far behind Colorado, and it’s likely that if their experiments play out reasonably well, other states will legalize pot, as well. In fact, the Washington Post reports that proponents for legalization have collected enough signatures to put the issue on the ballot this year in Alaska, and they have hopes for Oregon next year and six more states by 2016. At least 18 pot shops were open for business in Denver on Jan. 1, selling up to an ounce of marijuana to Colorado residents over 21. Out-of-state customers are limited to a quarter of an ounce. Dozens of additional stores are expected to open in coming months, and officials are anticipating that marijuana sales could add up to $200 million to Colorado’s economy, as well as produce close to $70 million in tax revenue. The trend is probably inevitable, but I’ll admit to misgivings. Consider the role and uses of “stupefaction” in our culture. The term is quaint, but I use it in connection with the Russian writer Count Leo Tolstoy, the author of very big books like “War and Peace” and “Anna Karenina.” After a dissolute youth and a long, productive life Tolstoy adopted a radical version of Christianity and a rigid asceticism that resulted in 1890 in a short essay that asks a poignant question, “Why Do Men Stupefy Themselves?” Tolstoy laments the excessive use of drugs in late 19-century Russia, substances like vodka, wine, beer, hashish, opium, morphine and even tobacco. Tolstoy’s definition of a stupefacient was anything that dulled the mind enough to make it lose sight of its conscience. It doesn’t take much: Tolstoy implies that the fictional murderer of “Crime and Punishment,” Raskolnikov, was pushed over the edge by as little as a glass of beer and a cigarette. In fact, he speculates that the work of philosopher Immanuel Kant wouldn’t have been written in such a “bad style” if Kant hadn’t smoked so many cigarettes. It’s interesting to consider what Tolstoy would have thought of our culture’s insatiable attraction to stupefaction, which we achieve in all sorts of ways — alcohol and illegal drugs, of course, but also plenty of legal drugs,

food, TV, consumerism and enormous amounts of electronic entertainment, diversion and distraction, more than enough to keep our consciences at bay, as well as the realities of the bad things that happen in the world. In fact, Tolstoy might have thought that a few cigarettes and a glass of beer are preferable to the stupefaction of the modern pot-bellied, middle-age American man who watches three football games on Saturday, two on Sunday, one on Monday, one on Thursday, and maybe Friday, as well. Tolstoy’s answer is total abstinence, a bar that is probably too high in a land where stupefaction, in all its forms and degrees, has become a synonym for pleasure. Besides, stupefaction in moderation is fun — it feels good! — and few of us would want to return to the pleasure-denying Puritanism prominent at the beginnings of our country. Unfortunately, humans — and, maybe, especially Americans — don’t have much genius for moderation, and nearly all stupefacients — from cocaine to videogames — are somewhat addictive. Certainly, Colorado and Washington deserve credit for doing away with some of the irony and hypocrisy in our attitude toward marijuana, which accepts and even admires its admitted use by celebrities (Bill Maher, Willie Nelson, Cheech and Chong) and presidents (Bill Clinton, Barack Obama), while running up the world’s highest incarceration rate by the disproportionate prosecution of minorities. But the challenge for citizens in both states will be avoiding self-indulgence and achieving a level of moderation that enhances, rather than diminishes, their lives. Unfortunately, we’ve never been very good at balancing abstinence against obsessive stupefaction. But, please, Colorado, do your best.

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Health & Wellness

Studies of a skin color gene reveal shared origins Skin color research could lead to better treatments for melanoma From Gazette staff reports

HERSHEY — All instances of a gene mutation that contributes to light skin color in Europeans came from the same chromosome of one person who most likely lived at least 10,000 years ago, according to Penn State College of Medicine researchers. While the genetics of skin color is largely unclear, past research using zebrafish by the College of Medicine’s Keith Cheng identified a key gene that contributes to lighter skin color in Europeans and differs from West Africans. In 2005, Cheng reported that one amino acid difference in the gene SLC24A5 is a key contributor to the skin color difference between Europeans and West Africans. “The mutation in SLC24A5 changes just one building block in the protein, and contributes about a third of the visually striking differences in skin tone between peoples of African and European ancestry,” said Cheng, distinguished professor of pathology. Lighter skin color may have provided an advantage due to for the better creation of vitamin D in the lesser sunlight characteristic of northern latitudes. In this current part of the project, Victor Canfield, assistant professor of pharmacology, together with Cheng, studied DNA sequence differences across the globe. They studied segments of genetic code that have a mutation and are located closely on the same chromosome and are often inherited together. This specific mutation in SLC24A5, called A111T, is found in virtually everyone of European ancestry. A111T is also found in populations in the Middle East

and Indian subcontinent, but not in high numbers in Africans. Researchers found that all individuals from the Middle East, North Africa, East Africa and South India who carry the A111T mutation share a common “fingerprint” — traces of the ancestral genetic code — in the corresponding chromosomal region, indicating that all existing instances of this mutation originate from the same person. These findings were reported in the journal G3. The pattern of proportions of people with this lighter skin color mutation indicates that the A111T mutation occurred somewhere between the Middle East and the Indian subcontinent. “This means that Middle Easterners and South Indians, which includes most inhabitants of India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh, share significant ancestry,” Cheng said. This mutated segment of DNA was itself created from a combination of two other mutated segments commonly found in Eastern Asians — traditionally defined as Chinese, Japanese and Korean. “The coincidence of this interesting form of evidence of shared ancestry of East Asians with Europeans, within this tiny chromosomal region, is exciting,” Cheng said. “The combining of segments occurred after the ancestors of East Asians and Europeans split geographically more than 50,000 years ago; the A111T mutation occurred afterward.” Cheng plans to next look at more genetic samples to better understand what genes play the most important role in East Asian skin color. He will then use zebrafish to test those suspected genes. The differences in skin color affect skin cancer rates. Europeans have 10 to 20 times more instances of mela-


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PENN STATE College of Medicine’s Keith Cheng recently identified a key gene that contributes to lighter skin color. noma than Africans. However, despite also having lighter skin, East Asians have the same melanoma rates as Africans. The reason for this difference can only be explained after the gene mutations for both groups are found. This understanding could lead to better treatments for melanoma. Other scientists on this project were Penn State College of Medicine’s Arthur Berg, Department of Public Health Sciences; Steven Peckins, Steven Wentzel and Khai Ang, Jake Gittlen Cancer Research Foundation and the Division of Experimental Pathology; and Stephen Oppenheimer, Oxford University.

Workshop scheduled STATE COLLEGE — A free “Look Good … Feel Better” workshop will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 24, at the American Cancer Society’s Centre County office, 1375 Martin St., State College. During the workshop, women undergoing treatment for cancer will learn how to care for skin and nail changes and create the look of eyelashes, as well as learn how to cope with hair loss using wigs, scarves and other head coverings. Registration is required. For more information or to register, call (800) 227-2345.

Support group to meet LEWISTOWN — Geisinger-Family Health Associates Center for Weight Management and Nutrition will host its monthly bariatric surgery support group from 6–7 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 16, in classroom 4 at Geisinger-Lewistown Hospital. The group meets the third Thursday of every month. Sessions are moderated by Virginia M. Wray. For more information, call (717) 242-7099 or visit www.

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THE LADIES AUXILIARY of the American Legion Post 298 in Mifflintown presented a patriotic themed gift basket to the first baby born on Veterans Day at Geisinger-Lewistown Hospital. Baby Presley, daughter of Brett and Brandi Molek of Lewistown, had that honor. Pictured, from left, are auxiliary member Janice Zeiders, Sue Yarnall, Peggy Sholly, Connie Huff and Pam Amig presenting gifts to parents Brett and Brandi Molek, and their daughter Presley.

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Light therapy can aid in treatment of Seasonal Affective Disorder By DR. DONGSHENG JIANG Special to The Gazette

STATE COLLEGE — As seasonal migrants spend the winter months in sunny Florida, many local residents are visiting their family doctor’s office for the winter blues, also known as Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). SAD is a condition caused by a possible shift in our internal biological clock, the circadian rhythm, due to diminished daylight. Symptoms include depression, fatigue, lack of motivation, inability to concentrate, increased sleep, craving for sweets, weight gain, irritability, anxiety and social contact avoidance. If you have similar symptoms, and especially if you have had them during previous winters, you may have SAD. SAD is rather common, affecting up to 10 percent of the population in the northern United States. Light therapy is the most studied treatment for SAD; in fact, it is at least as effective as antidepressants and works faster, with fewer side effects. Light therapy is done by simply sitting close to a light source with your eyes open. There are many affordable light boxes on the market. Since the FDA does not regulate light boxes and they may not be covered by insurance, you should seek a device which clearly states it is designed for SAD. Look for details about intensity, safety, cost and style. Normally, UV light should be filtered out. Keep in mind that when it comes to size, bigger light boxes may not be more effective. Efficacy depends on treatment du-

ration, timing and intensity. Intensity is measured in “lux;� for example, normal office lighting is around 400 lux and full daylight with no direct sun is at or over 10,000 lux. Treatment intensity is from 2,500 to 10,000 lux and duration can be 15 minutes to two hours. At the beginning, it would be a good idea to start low and slow, and keep a longer distance from the light source. In addition, it is recommended that you avoid looking directly into the light box during treatment. Light therapy could have some side effects, but they are few and typically reversible. Symptoms may include eye strain, headache, nausea, agitation or trouble falling asleep (if done late in the day). Bipolar patients can sometimes develop hypomania or mania. People with diabetes and preexisting eye conditions should have an eye exam before treatment. Some medications can cause photosensitivity, too. All treatment plans should be monitored by a physician. In addition to light treatment, natural light exposure from outdoor activities is also helpful. Because snow reflection is part of natural light, you may also receive light therapy as you shovel snow or go for a winter hike. With light therapy, you can be content right where you are and will have no need to join the seasonal Florida migrants to find happiness this winter. Dr. Jiang is an assistant professor of Family and Community Medicine with Penn State College of Medicine’s University Park Regional Campus.

Local foundation donates to Children’s Advocacy Center From Gazette staff reports STATE COLLEGE — The Children’s Advocacy Center, 129 Medical Park Lane in Bellefonte, recently received a grant from the Louis E. Silvi Foundation for childfocused technology enhancements to the center. Kristina Taylor-Porter, executive director of the center, is thrilled with the outpouring of community support the center has received. “The Children’s Advocacy Center is very privileged to have received such a generous grant from the Louis E. Silvi Foundation. With this grant, we are able to enhance the forensic interviewing process, ensuring that it’s child-friendly and completely focused on the child’s comfort,� said Taylor-Porter. Specifically, the grant will be used to purchase LCD projectors for each interview room. The projectors will turn the white boards in the rooms into “smart

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RYANNA SMITH, 8, of Lewistown, poses with members of the Penn State Lady Lions Basketball Team during their recent visit to Geisinger-Lewistown Hospital.

Lady Lions visit patients From Gazette staff reports LEWISTOWN — The Penn State Lady Lions basketball team recently made a visit to Geisinger-Lewistown Hospital. The Lady Lions have a strong connection to the facility, as the team donates a portion of the proceeds from its annual Pennsylvania Pink Zone women’s basketball game to the hospital. This is the third

boards� that can capture the illustrations that the child may be drawing on the board. The images can then be printed and entered as additional evidence in the case, especially if they relate to the child’s abuse or neglect. Additionally, the projector can also record any of the notes taken by the interviewer. “This highly advanced technology will allow our interviewers to be interactive with the child, which can be essential in creating a safe and friendly atmosphere for those who have suffered abuse or neglect,� said Taylor-Porter. The Louis E. Silvi Foundation was started by Louis and Patricia Silvi. Lou Silvi was a longtime general manager of the Nittany Lion Inn on Penn State’s campus. In addition to providing scholarships to Penn State and the University of Denver, the Silvis’ estate created the Louis E. Silvi Foundation. The Children’s Advocacy Center will be fully operational by early February.

year that the hospital is one of the beneficiaries of Pink Zone funds. During the tours, coach Coquese Washington and members of her team were able to see firsthand how Pink Zone monies have directly supported Geisinger-Lewistown Hospital’s efforts to fight breast cancer through education, prevention, early detection and diagnosis, effective treatment and survivorship programs.

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Rushes create new scholarship for Ag College UNIVERSITY PARK — Students in the College of Agricultural Sciences who have a demonstrated financial need are the beneficiaries of a new scholarship endowment created by two Penn State alumni. With a $50,000 gift, Jay and Joyce Rush, of Boalsburg, created the Jay V. and Joyce H. Rush Family Trustee Scholarship. Jay Rush graduated from the College of Agricultural Sciences in 1968 with a degree in agricultural mechanization, and Joyce Rush is a 1970 graduate of the College of Health and Human Development in consumer-related studies. The Trustee Matching Scholarship Program maximizes the impact of private giving while directing funds to students as quickly as possible, meeting the urgent need for scholarship support. For trustee scholarships created through the end of For the Future: The Campaign for Penn State Students on June 30, Penn State will provide an annual 10 percent match of the total pledge or gift. This level is an increase from the program’s original match of 5 percent, and it is available only for new endowments of $50,000 or more. The university match, which is approximately double the endowment’s annual spendable income, continues in perpetuity, multiplying the support available for students with financial need. “Education and agriculture have been cornerstones of the Rush family’s professional and personal lives,� the couple said in a statement. “One of the prime building blocks for three generations of our family has been Penn State and the College of Agricultural Sciences, with eight degrees awarded to date. It’s our desire and belief that this scholarship will help students prepare for and excel in serving the agricultural needs of the future.�

Jay Rush’s father, John, began the family’s Penn State tradition, earning a degree in poultry science in 1943. A World War II veteran, he taught agriculture to fellow veterans, operated a farm in Washington County and served on the local school board for more than 25 years. Jay grew up on the family dairy and poultry farm in Washington County before earning his bachelor’s degree from Penn State. After serving in the Army — including a tour in Vietnam — he managed the farm for a few years before starting a 26year career with AgChoice Farm Credit, during which he earned a master of business administration degree from York College of Pennsylvania. For several years, he represented AgChoice’s scholarship program at the College of Agricultural Sciences’ annual scholarship banquet. “We saw how scholarships benefited both the donors and the student recipients, and that motivated us to create our own scholarship fund,� the Rushes explained. After receiving her bachelor’s degree from Penn State, Joyce Rush worked in the education department at York College and managed the Agricultural Relations Committee for the York County Chamber of Commerce. She also served eight years on the board for the Spring Grove Area School District. The Rushes’ son, Dale, graduated from Penn State with a degree in forest science in 1995. His wife, Laurel (Paxton) Rush, earned a Penn State degree in agricultural and extension education with a minor in forest science. Dale’s cousin, Kelly Hunnell, who was Laurel’s college roommate, graduated with a degree in agricultural business management.

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JAY AND JOYCE RUSH, seated, posed with Shannon Gibbons, a food science major who received a Jay V. and Joyce H. Rush Family Trustee Scholarship. “Dale, Laurel and Kelly all began their studies at Penn State in other fields,� the Rushes noted. “However, they eventually were drawn to the College of Agricultural Sciences, where they saw the wide range of academic programs offered and the rewarding career possibilities.� The Rushes’ gift will help the College of Agricultural Sciences to achieve the goals of For the Future: The Campaign for Penn State Students. This university-wide effort is directed toward a shared vision of Penn State as the most comprehensive, studentcentered research university in America.

The university is engaging Penn State’s alumni and friends as partners in achieving six key objectives: ensuring student access and opportunity, enhancing honors education, enriching the student experience, building faculty strength and capacity, fostering discovery and creativity, and sustaining the university’s tradition of quality. The campaign’s top priority is keeping a Penn State degree affordable for students and families. The For the Future campaign is the most ambitious effort of its kind in Penn State’s history, with the goal of securing $2 billion by 2014.

Degree program spawns graduate student seminars UNIVERISTY PARK — Two Penn State College of Agricultural Sciences graduate students are building upon their international experiences by conducting a new graduate seminar series on tropical entomology. The students are enrolled in the International Agriculture and Development (INTAD) dual-title degree program. According to Deanna Behring, the college’s director of international programs, the program provides students with international perspectives and expertise to strengthen their primary graduate degree. “Increasing numbers of employers are looking for graduates with international experiences and credentials,�


Behring said. “INTAD is a part of Penn State’s initiative to internationalize its land-grant mission and prepare students to work in interdisciplinary teams on global challenges.� Scheduled for the 2014 spring semester, the “Tropical Entomology� seminar series is being offered as a onecredit, INTAD elective open to all graduate students, not just those enrolled in entomology. This is the first time graduate students in the INTAD program are designing a seminar series, noted Melanie Miller-Foster, INTAD adviser and coordinator for programs in Latin America. “The course will allow INTAD graduate students Ariel Rivers and Loren Rivera-Vega to take their international experiences and bring them back to campus and show how international agriculture issues can impact people in Pennsylvania,� she said. The goal of the INTAD program is to bring the social and biophysical sciences together in order to research solutions to complex international and development issues. Students enrolled in one of the five participating graduate programs in the College of Agricultural Sciences can apply to enroll. Miller-Foster said research data for the degree program can be collected abroad, but if the student’s funding does not allow for international travel, data can be obtained from a respected secondary source. Students enrolled in the program will be awarded a diploma that notes both









their primary degree and INTAD dual-title. The program has enrolled 28 students in its three-year existence and has conducted study tours in Russia, Brazil and the Dominican Republic as part of the capstone course. Students pursue additional international course work and research projects as part of their individual programs of study. More graduate programs are expected to join INTAD in the near future. Entomology is one of the graduate programs participating in INTAD, and Rivers and Rivera-Vega are eager to design their own seminar series. The students said “Tropical Entomology� will be discussion driven, with a focus on diversity, management and policy issues associated with arthropods in tropical systems. Rivers’ research focuses on preservation of arthropod predator diversity in conservation agricultural systems in Pennsylvania and Mexico. Rivera-Vega, a native of Honduras, is researching the factors that affect plant defenses against insect herbivores and the social impact of scientific advancement in developing countries. “Offering a seminar series like this is appealing, because we are combining our entomology and international agriculture experiences into one class,� Rivers said. “We hope to discuss a wide range of topics — for example, how to balance diversity of arthropods in a rainforest with environmental sustainability and economic viability. The discussions will be student driven, and everyone has experiences they can draw from and relate to.� Rivers and Rivera-Vega are thankful for the opportunity to design a seminar series and for the support they’ve received from their course adviser, Dr. Andy Deans, other entomology faculty and INTAD staff. “We’re able to share our experiences, control the content of the seminars and gain valuable teaching skills,� said Rivera-Vega. More information on the “Tropical Entomology� seminar series can be found online at For additional questions, contact Rivers at arielrivers@psu. edu or Rivera-Vega at To learn more about the INTAD dual graduate degree, visit the program website or contact Miller-Foster at (814) 867-3831 or

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School to host open houses STATE COLLEGE — The State College Friends School will have several open houses and informational events in January: n Kindergarten through eighth grade open house, 10 a.m.–1 p.m., Friday, Jan. 10, at 1900 University Dr. n Pre-kindergarten open house, 9:30 a.m.–noon, Saturday, Jan. 18, at Friends Schoolhouse, 611 E. Prospect Ave. n Free winter play for ages 3-7, 9:30–11 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 25, at 1900 University Dr. For more information, visit


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CPI FACULTY, staff and administration recently participated in two “Jeans for Dean Days” to benefit CPI graduate and substitute instructor Dean Gusciora. Individuals wearing jeans on the days designated paid $3 for the dress down opportunity with all proceeds going to Gusciora. A total of $180 was raised and presented to Gusciora to help with incidental costs related to extensive medical treatments he is currently undergoing. Pictured, front row, from left, are: Chris Shirley, masonry; Gusciora’s grandson Brian; Dr. Richard Makin, CPI president; Dean Gusciora; Erin Gearhart, early childhood; and Mindi Tobias, dental assisting. Back row, from left, are: Andrew Laub, HVAC; Fred Moore, instructional aide; Tim Beckenbaugh, culinary arts; Gary Barger, collision repair; Brian Grove, adult diesel technology; Mark Keller, medical science; and Orie Hanley, building maintenance trades.

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THE CIRCLE K CLUB of South Hills School of Business and Technology in Lewistown collected toys, hats, gloves, coats and canned food for their local Salvation Army. This is the fourth year South Hills students have made the collection. Pictured, from left, are Megan Dobson, Circle K member, Jean Knepp, Salvation Army Christmas coordinator, and Emily Slemons, Circle K member.


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THE STATE COLLEGE Sunrise Rotary Club has sponsored a new Rotary Interact Club at the Delta Program of the State College High School. The charter was presented to 12 Interact Club members at the recent chartering ceremony. Pictured, from left, are Amanda Bird, Elias Smolcic-Larson, Alyssabeth Campbell, Emily Goodall, Nadia Frock, Alysses Yarber, Clare Daley, Marrissa Willson, Dagney Felker, Nick Mateer, Max Meyers and Christina Zoebisch.

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CLASSES ARE in session at the new CPI Transportation Training Center. Adult diesel technology instructor Brian Grove and adult students Kip Dorey and Robert Hess uncrate a fully functional Vauxhall Vectra 1.9 common rail diesel engine. At a cost of $12,000, the engine came equipped with a breakout harness and provides opportunities for student technicians to troubleshoot common problems, make a diagnosis, and fix the problems. Applications are now being accepted for the 2014 full-time adult Diesel Technology Program at CPI.




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From Gazette staff reports STATE COLLEGE — President Barack Obama launched 2014 by declaring January “National Mentoring Month” through a presidential proclamation, highlighting the fact that quality mentoring relationships lead to a significant increase in young people’s prospects for leading healthy and productive lives, as well as strengthen families and the local community. In his proclamation, Obama said, “We celebrate everyone who teaches, inspires and guides young Americans as they reach for their dreams.” This 13th annual public awareness campaign is aimed at expanding quality mentoring programs to connect more young people with the mentors they need to reach success at school, at home and in their communities. During National Mentoring Month, the power of mentoring relationships is celebrated, along with the men and women who enrich the lives of young people. Mentors selflessly give their time and experience to help young people succeed. Locally, did you know that youth involved with Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) of Centre County have improved selfconfidence and are better able to express feelings because of their involvement in quality mentoring relationships? In addition, like youth nationwide, Centre County kids involved with BBBS are less likely to engage in substance use and are less likely to engage in delinquent behavior. During adolescence, youth are exposed to daily conflicts. Peer pressure and family

problems, along with the stress of creating a self-identity, make daily life challenging for youth. While young people may have a hard time seeking guidance from family, people at school or friends, they are often open to the friendship of a positive adult role model. A mentor can help a child learn to handle emotions and find healthy resolutions to problems, which are important lessons that contribute to success and happiness later in life. Mentoring does not have to occur on a large scale. In fact, meeting a few hours each week, spending time doing simple, everyday tasks like cooking and grocery shopping, can be enjoyable and teach life skills at the same time. These times provide countless opportunities for “teachable moments” on important topics. Mentors impact kids in ways that go beyond teachable moments. Children are always observing adults and learning from their actions and behaviors. Through spending time with adults who are focused on them, children learn a tremendous amount simply through observation — for example, seeing how a mentor handles conflict and negative emotions in a positive way can teach a young person new ways to handle uncomfortable situations. Even when a mentor is not discussing a life skill, the young person is still learning life skills by example. One example of the impact of a mentoring relationship is demonstrated through Frank’s story. There was a time when Frank never would have seen himself going to college and never would have had the goals he has today. What made the

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CURT HIMMELBERGER directs children in game of “dizzy bat” at a recent Big Brothers Big Sisters event, which was held at Calvary Baptist Church in State College. difference? The encouragement, guidance and friendship of his Big Brother, Michael. Now going to college and following his dreams seems possible thanks to Frank’s involvement in a mentoring relationship. Nothing profound happened in Frank’s life, except that he had, in Michael, a consistent, positive person who he could talk to and rely on. Locally, there are plenty of opportu-

nities to create the magic of mentoring through volunteering with the Big Brothers Big Sisters program. Whether you’re a teenager, a retiree or any age in between, if you have the desire to work with kids, then there are mentoring opportunities to suit your schedule and interests. Please contact (814) 237-5731 or e-mail bbbsnews@ccysb. com for more information about becoming a volunteer.

Musser Gap Greenway to connect State College, Rothrock State Forest From Gazette staff reports

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STEVIE FLYNN and son Bill Flynn operate the Valley Smokehouse restaurant in Spring Mills.

Valley Smokehouse restaurant opens in Spring Mills By SAM STITZER

SPRING MILLS — The Valley Smokehouse restaurant recently debuted in Spring Mills. Located in a former bank building at 118 Water St., the restaurant is operated by Bill Flynn, his mother, Stevie, and her sister Jackie. Flynn has a long resume of restaurant employment and experience, having worked for several establishments in the State College area. He has held many positions in those jobs. “I did it all — everything that needed to be done in a restaurant,” said Flynn. Originally from the Bellefonte area, Flynn has family in the Penns Valley area and has long wanted to open a restaurant in the valley. “We were going to go mobile,” said Flynn, “but this opportunity came up and we took it.” Flynn owns a trailer-mounted

smoker grill and can cater events in the area, as well as serve takeout and eat-in meals at the restaurant. The Valley Smokehouse menu includes hickory-smoked beef brisket, pulled pork, ribs and chicken, as well as burgers, subs, sandwiches, salads, pizza and desserts. All side dishes are homemade with locally grown foods, and Flynn buys his meat from local meat markets. “We just want to try and provide good food for everyone here locally, and anyone who comes by,” added Flynn. According to Flynn, most of the present Valley Smokehouse customers are from the local area, but he hopes to reach more people in the spring, especially when trout fishing season opens in April. “Our customers seem happy with our menu and prices,” he said. “It’s just good, basic food that appeals to almost everyone.” The Valley Smokehouse can be reached at (814) 359-9198.

PINE GROVE MILLS — Construction is under way on the first phase of the new Musser Gap Greenway, a recreational connection between Rothrock State Forest and the proposed Whitehall Road Regional Park. The trail will be completed and open in this spring. The effort is a collaboration between ClearWater Conservancy and Penn State. “This project is the culmination of a lot of planning and a lot of dreaming,” said Dan Sieminski, associate vice president for finance and business at Penn State. “This is a wonderful use of the property and a great partnership between the university and the community.” The Greenway will eventually link the Musser Gap parking area off of state Route 45 in Rothrock State Forest to the planned Whitehall Road Regional Park on Whitehall Road. “ClearWater Conservancy is excited about the greenway because, when it is complete, residents and visitors alike will be able to access Rothrock State Forest safely by foot or by bike from just about anywhere in State College,” said ClearWater’s conservation biologist Katie Ombalski. Once complete in fall 2015 or spring 2016, residents and visitors using the existing Centre Region bikeway system will be able to travel from downtown State College to Rothrock State Forest. Phase 1 includes the section from the Musser Gap parking

area that crosses State Route 45 (Shingletown Road) and Slab Cabin Run to a gravel road on existing farmland. Surfacing of the greenway is happening in phases, with the fall construction almost complete. The final trail surface layer will be deferred until spring when conditions will be right to ensure proper curing. “Increasing public access to conserved lands and nature improves the quality of life for everyone in our region and is an important part of ClearWater’s mission,” said Ombalski. “We were happy to be able to partner with ClearWater,” added Sieminski, “and also the many other local and regional organizations who also made this project a reality.” Primary funding for the first phase of the Musser Gap Greenway comes from the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Bureau of Recreation and Conservation and Bureau of Forestry, Stahl Sheaffer Engineering, Penn State, ClearWater Conservancy, Department of Community and Economic Development, Centre Region Bike Coalition, Bikes Belong Coalition, Kodak American Greenways, State College Borough and Ferguson Township. The 423-acre Musser Gap property was conserved by ClearWater Conservancy in 2006 and transferred to Rothrock State Forest in 2007. ClearWater Conservancy is also partnering with Penn State to plant a riparian buffer along Slab Cabin Run as part of this project.

Dispose of fireplace ashes properly STATE COLLEGE — During the winter, use of fireplaces and woodstoves peaks, and with that usage comes ashes. Ashes should be stored in a covered metal container placed outside and away from your home and any other combustibles. To properly dispose of ashes, make sure

they are cool to the touch and bagged before placing in a refuse container. Cold wood ashes may be placed in the State College Borough Organics Cart. For more information on proper handling and disposal of ashes, visit the Frequently Asked Questions section on the website

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Centre Foundation announces recipients of grants From Gazette staff reports STATE COLLEGE — Centre Foundation recently announced the recipients of the 2013 field of interest grants. “We received over 40 applications for worthy causes across the county,� explained executive director Molly Kunkel. “While these decisions were tough to make, our staff, the grants committee and our board members ultimately decided these were the right projects to fund at this time.� Penns Valley Conservation Association’s Healthy Environments Initiative received more than $1,000 from the Centre County Medical Society Fund, which focuses on promoting healthy and active lifestyles for children. The grant will be used at the Penns Valley Environmental Center, a tract of 65 acres across from the Penns Valley Elementary School on Highway 45, to plant an edible forest of fruit and nut trees that students and the public can enjoy. “This community-driven restoration initiative will continue to revitalize the Penns Valley Environmental Center for exploratory and interdisciplinary education centered around healthy connections with our environment,� said Andrea Ferich, the association’s executive director and consultant. Centre Wildlife Care received more than $800 from the Mattil Family Fund. Robyn Graboski, licensed wildlife rehabilitator, explained that the grant “will help us repair our volunteer entrance [and] keep all of our volunteers safe.� The YMCA of Centre County’s Team Wellness Program received nearly $1,400 from the Philipsburg Area Fund. Mel Curtis, the Moshannon Valley YMCA branch director, will oversee this program. Beginning in January, middle and high school students from the Philipsburg Osceola School District will participate in team-building and physical fitness activities with a trainer/nutritionist twice a week.

Participating students will come from all socioeconomic backgrounds and be able to engage in the program as an outlet, a way to express themselves, and a launching pad for becoming better students. “Ultimately, our goal is to have the kids turn into mentors,� Curtis said. Gregg Township received approximately $1,700 from the Ruth E. Rishel Charitable Fund, established by Centre Foundation’s long-standing volunteer in honor of her home community, Penns Valley. Cathy Pierce, event coordinator at Old Gregg School Community and Recreation Center, was excited to learn the news. “It will enable us to provide hot showers for the growing number in our community who come to Old Gregg School to improve their health and well-being through the variety of fitness opportunities offered at this community-guided center,� Pierce said. For their class project, the Leadership Centre County (LCC) Class of 2013 applied for a grant on behalf of the Children’s Advocacy Center (CAC). The CAC will receive approximately $1,500 from the Centre Children’s Fund and nearly $1,700 from the J. Alvin and Vera E. Knepper Hawbaker Memorial Endowment Fund. “The funds will be granted directly to the new Centre County Child Advocacy center and will be used to renovate their family waiting room — a special project launched by the Class of 2013,� explained Georgia Abbey, executive director of LCC. The Centre Children’s Fund supports organizations that provide programs and services to at-risk children. “The LCC Class of 2013 has really grasped the concept of the CAC and worked with the community to champion our cause,� said Kristina Taylor-Porter, the newly hired executive director of the CAC. Taylor-Porter went on to say that “the waiting room is the first place children go when they begin this process, so it is important that it be not only a safe environment, but also warm and welcoming.� The Hawbaker Memorial Fund also granted $2,000 to Interfaith Human Servic-

es (IHS) for their Financial Care Program. This grant will provide an “educational opportunity to low-income, Centre County residents ‌ as a first step in breaking a cycle of poverty and helping our neighbors find long term financial stability,â€? explained Ruth Donahue, executive director at IHS. The Hawbaker Fund supports organizations that provide educational services in Centre County. The Patricia Farrell Music Fund made two grants. The Central Pennsylvania Music Teachers Association (CPMTA) will receive $1,000 for the Phyllis Triolo Music Competition and the Nittany Valley Symphony (NVS) will receive approximately $1,450 for their annual family concert. This fund supports all types of music programs — especially those focused on children — and is named after a former chair of Centre Foundation, an active community volunteer, a Penn State professor and a musician. The grant for the competition in May will help cover the event’s expenses. “This will be the 30th year of the competition ... started in 1985 in memory of Phyllis Triolo, a concert artist, teacher and member of the organization who passed away in July of 1984. Many of the winners have gone on to pursue musical careers and all have benefited from the judges’ comments and the experience of the competition,â€? said Patricia Lloyd of the CPMTA. Roberta Strebel, executive director of the NVS, was “thrilled to receive this grant for our annual family concert, the Animated Orchestra. It will cover so many of our costs, and we are honored to say that our concert is sponsored in part by the Patricia Farrell Music Fund of the Centre Foundation. Pat Farrell was a supporter of live classical music, and we will honor her with our performance.â€? The Counseling Service Fund, which supports organizations that provide behavioral and mental health services in Centre County, made a total of three grants. Cen-Clear Child Services will receive al-

most $3,600 to provide on-site counseling services to students in the Bald Eagle Area School District. Gene Kephart, executive director for Cen-Clear, knows that the “onsiteâ€? part of this program is essential in keeping students in class as much as possible and not putting a financial burden on families that may otherwise have to take time off from work to travel to a counselor. In a rural school district, this program provides a win-win solution. Catholic Charities’ counseling outreach program at Centre County prison will receive $1,000. Jean Johnston, executive director, knows that incarcerated people “struggle with same emotions as do the rest of us — grief, anxiety, anger and frustration,â€? and that their “problems are compounded by lack of privacy and timely access to services.â€? Through this program, Johnston is hoping to “enhance the inmates’ chances of living a crime-free life after release.â€? Housing Transitions will receive $4,000 for its Access to Mental Health Services program. Currently, two-thirds of the residents at Housing Transitions’ Centre House have a pre-existing mental health diagnosis. Trained staffers provide nightly programs to assist adult residents in overcoming challenges such as “mental illness, substance addiction, physical, emotional, and sexual abuse, and the stress that comes with being homeless,â€? said Ron Quinn, executive director. Quinn went on to say that “[we] are proud of our clients’ successes, and have recently invited two former residents back to share their experiences of success during the classes. Both of these former residents have a mental health diagnosis, and both are flourishing in their professional and personal lives. Their unique ability to inspire our shelter residents provides an extra layer of compassion and understanding to our work‌ . We are grateful to the Centre Foundation and the Counseling Service Fund for helping to sustain programming that makes a tremendous difference in our neighbors’ lives.â€?

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From Gazette staff reports STATE COLLEGE — In the Borough of State College, a snow emergency is declared when 3 or more inches of snow has fallen. In a snow emergency, the following rules apply in the borough: n All vehicles must be removed from borough streets until the snowfall has ceased and the streets have been cleared of accumulated snow. Vehicles parked in posted snow removal zones or cars parked in violation of any ordinance may be towed at the owner’s expense. n Individuals without practical alternatives may park from 6 p.m.-8:30 a.m. in the Fraser and Pugh Street parking garages. n Residents and property owners are reminded that sidewalks must be cleared within 24 hours after the snow has stopped. For more information visit

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LIKE MANY active Boy Scout and Cub Scout Troops, Cub Scout Pack No. 82, chartered by State College Elks Lodge No. 1600, helped with the local Scouting for Food campaign. The local food drive assists the State College Area Food Bank. Here, Cub Scouts Brendan Locke, left, and Jake LeVan assist with food pickups in the State College area.



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THE SHOE BANK at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church is in need of shoe donations any time of year.

Shoe bank in need of donations By JENNIFER MILLER

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THE BELLEFONTE ELKS Lodge recently had a new class of initiates join the organization. Pictured, front row, from left, are: Chad Wegner, loyal knight; Joe Heidt, PDDGER; John Rockey, leading knight; Deb Markle-Shelow, lecturing knight; and Jan Watson, inner guard. Back row, from left: Roger Peck, chaplain; John Jones; Steve Dubic; Alissa Jaworski; Diana Crable. Charlene Gaus; Tom Hook; Carol Leitzell, organist/vocalist; and Curt Leitzell, tiler.

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HOWARD — The Howard United Methodist Church at 144 W. Main St. in Howard will be hosting a soup sale luncheon from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 16, in the fellowship hall. Soup, rolls, beverage and pie are available for lunch, eat in or takeout. Cost is $6. Orders for quarts of soup, at $6 per quart, should be made by the Sunday prior to the luncheon. Contact Patti Long at (814) 625-2182 or Helen Meyer (814) 625-2722. Glass jars will no longer be used; soup comes in freezable containers. All proceeds from the luncheon are designated to local missions in the area.

STATE COLLEGE — The Elements of New Life Scripts, a project by State College resident Elle Morgan, was awarded a second round of funding by The Pollination Project to help build a campground for troubled youth. Morgan’s story ranked among the top ten inspiring stories for 2013. The Elements of New Life Scripts was awarded $1,000 to create a primitive campground in Clearfield County. A water filtration system, lodge tent and an outdoor shower were all purchased through the grant. The Pollination Project philanthropy focuses on seeding nascent social change projects. It gives away $1,000 a day to worthy projects throughout the world. For more information, visit

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CENTRE HALL — Relay for Life of Happy Valley will host team member meetings at the Centre Hall Lions Club, 153 E. Church St. in Centre Hall. The meetings will be held at 6 p.m. on the following Thursdays: Jan. 16, March 20, April 17 and May 15.

CLEARFIELD — Central PA Community Action announced Erma Voss is the winner of 300 gallons of fuel oil and James Lemmo is the winner of a Snappy’s $50 gift card. The fuel and gift card were donated by JJ Powell. A total of 537 tickets sold, with more than $1,600 in proceeds benefitting CPCA’s summer Group Workcamp. CPCA is now accepting applications for homes that need work and are within 25 miles of Philipsburg-Osceola High School (Centre or Clearfield counties). Church youth members from all over the United States will travel to the Philipsburg area to do home repairs on low-income, elderly and disabled families’ homes, July 27-Aug. 2. To apply, call Leah Albright of CPCA at (814) 765-1551 or (800) 822-2610, ext. 1129.

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Elks sponsor Wounded Warriors event STATE COLLEGE — The State College Elks Lodge, in cooperation with the Fox Gap Rod and Gun Club and Gravel Spring Hunting Lodge of Rebersburg, recently supported a Wounded Warriors in Action event for eight Wounded Warrior participants. The event provided a weekend of fishing and outdoor activities for the eight Wounded Warriors. “Veterans Are Never Forgotten” is the motto of the Elks, and the State College lodge and its Veterans Service Committee fosters this motto by providing support for many service programs during the year.

Pavilions now available STATE COLLEGE — Centre Region Parks and Rec has begun accepting this year’s reservations for park pavilions. Pavilions can be reserved for picnics, birthdays, parties and retreats. Pavilion reservations fill up quickly, especially close to graduations and holidays. To reserve a pavilion, call (814) 231-3071 or visit www.

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KISH BANK recently made a $500 donation to the State College Area Food Bank. Pictured are John Arrington, Kish Bank sales and retail banking manager, and Carol Pioli, executive director of the Food Bank.

Kish Bank donates to State College Area Food Bank From Gazette staff reports

Pioli said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thank you to all who support the effort to prevent hunger.â&#x20AC;? The Food Bankâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s mission is to provide emergency food to needy people in the State College area and to assist the network of food pantries in Centre County. It serves more than 800 households and distributes more than 14,000 bags of food annually. Pioli said that these numbers grow every year. Kish Bank directs its community contributions to nonprofit organizations that improve the quality of life where their customers and employees live and work.

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Set fresh health goals with integrated treatments By MARJORIE S. MILLER

STATE COLLEGE — The new year is a popular time to set fresh goals, especially when it comes to health and wellness. Today there are a variety of integrated treatments growing in popularity among those with illnesses and conditions, as well as those who consider themselves to be healthy. Area professionals in the fields of massage, acupuncture, chiropractic and nutritional counseling weigh in on these therapies and why they matter. Tracie Pletcher, co-owner of Dragonfly Therapeutic Massage and Day Spa and a licensed massage therapist, said one of the most important things to know about massage is that there’s a style for everyone. Located on North Atherton Street, Dragonfly offers a variety of services ranging from skin care to chiropractic, but when it comes to massage, it really “covers the gamut,” Pletcher said. She treats all ages, from babies to the elderly, and massages include relaxation, hot stone and sports/injury prevention. There are also different styles of deep tissue massage, as well as trigger point therapy, deep pressure massage, Swedish massage and lymph drainage, among others. Each body responds differently to the various types. “Massage is not ‘one size fits all’,” she said. Those who are considering massage as part of their overall health plans should first and foremost ask the masseuse ques-

tions, such as how long he or she has been in practice and what style and techniques he or she uses. This is important because some patients prefer quiet during their massage and others favor conversation. “You have to find the right fit,” Pletcher added. Massage can assist in treating a variety of conditions, most notably any body ailment having to do with stress, such as high blood pressure and hypertension. It can also help treat immune disorders and arthritis, and can be beneficial to athletes and patients before and after surgery. “There’s nothing like the complete (relaxed state) and calm (that comes) after massages,” Pletcher said, explaining its benefits to mental and physical health and well-being. Pletcher advises people not to wait until their muscles cramp or spasm before they get a massage. The frequency of when a person should have a massage depends on his or her health history and lifestyle. However, in a lot of cases it is advisable to visit every four to six weeks, and even more frequently when just starting out. “Your body likes the repetition of releasing all the knots … that takes predictability. It’s like any good habit,” Pletcher said. Runners may get a massage once a week to help with stretching and migraine sufferers may come once a week as well. Pletcher said it’s important to understand that while massage may feel good, it isn’t only “pampering.” Achieving a deep relaxation state is good for both mental wellness and physical activity.

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January 9-15, 2014 “To the delight of many that try acupuncture for the first time, they find the needle sensation is not painful at all,” he noted. Acupuncture may play an important role in a person’s overall wellness plan because its aim is to achieve harmony within the body. “Chinese medicine is the largest medical modality in the world and is used to treat a wide range of complaints,” he said. “An acupuncturist’s goal is to bring balance to the body’s function by using very fine needles to adjust the circulatory and nervous systems to operate more efficiently, and thereby improving the health of the organs and the nerves.” Comparing the therapy to the story of Goldilocks, Greenberg said the attempt is to guide the person back to a “just right” state. “To achieve this balance, the clinic uses acupuncture and sometimes herbs, but just as important is a frank discussion on lifestyle changes such as dietary goals and stress reduction techniques,” he said. Some conditions acupuncture may help treat include digestive or respiratory issues like asthma and allergies, anxiety and depression, and neurological and pain-related complaints. “It can be used in the treatment of long-term chronic conditions as well as acute ones,” he said. “Any age group can get acupuncture, but I would recommend that children be at least 7 years old … any younger and they find it very difficult to lay still for any length of time.” Acupuncture may also tie in with various other treatments, such as surgery. “That trend is now happening in a number of hospitals on the west and east coasts where an acupuncture clinic operates within the hospital,” Greenberg said. “Often there are circumstances where pharmaceuticals or surgeries do not produce lasting or completely effective results. Acupuncture can complement these treatments to provide better outcomes, and in some cases, with proper management, one can eventually reduce their medications or

The CenTre CounTy GazeTTe avoid surgery.” Dr. Russell J. Hildebrand, president of Hildebrand Chiropractic Inc., said chiropractic is used to treat a variety of conditions in addition to lower back pain, headaches and neck pain. “Chiropractic is great for back pain and headaches,” Hildebrand said. “However, we see a number of other conditions with excellent results. Oftentimes, patients try chiropractic because nothing else worked. I recommend chiropractic as one of the first treatments people seek out because it is so safe and effective and it is natural and easily handled by the body. Many patients notice they sleep better, have more energy and better digestion.” Hildebrand’s office is located on Martin Street in State College. He started his practice in Colorado in 1999 and moved to State College in 2007. In addition to chiropractic, the practice offers other modalities to help alleviate pain and speed up the healing process. “Most patients come in because they are in pain,” he said. “For these patients removing the pain can be a major factor in their overall health.” Hildebrand said accumulation of stress on the body due to pain can be devastating for one’s health and well being. “Many people are not exercising or sleeping well due to pain,” he noted. “Of course, exercise and sleep are essential for our health … chiropractic fits in very well with health and wellness.” A combination of exercise, good diet, sleep, positive thinking and chiropractic may be able to treat a majority of chronic

illnesses. “That includes prevention of diabetes, heart disease, some forms of cancer and many others,” Hildebrand said. “There are too many conditions to list here, but if you want your body to function at its best and help your body fight off and resist disease, chiropractic might be for you. We are all born with the innate ability to heal and self-regulate our bodies. Chiropractic, like exercise, diet, sleep (and) positive thoughts simply gives your body what it needs to heal itself.” While massage, acupuncture and chiropractic physically treat the body using a variety of techniques, other approaches may play an important role in overall health, including those that help restore the mind. Joanie Yanusas, certified professional life, relationships and retreat coach, teaches clients to listen and to communicate with loved ones and themselves. A Shaver’s Creek area resident, Yanusas practices in State College and a variety of other locations across the state. In addition to working with couples and individuals, she hosts private and group retreats and speaks publicly, including at Juniata College. Yanusas, who said her niche is communication skills, finds a common problem in relationships is that people withdraw into their own egos rather than listening to their partners. The goal is to help clients learn how to be curious rather than be “in their own Treatments, Page 18

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Aim high in 2014 with inspiring resolutions By SAMI HULINGS

STATE COLLEGE â&#x20AC;&#x201D; New Yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s resolutions signal rebirth and a new beginning. From volunteering with local nonprofits to going back to school, there are plenty of ways to begin again and make a positive change for those in Centre County. n Cross something off your bucket list. The start of the new year is the perfect time to check something off your to-do list. If you have never climbed Mt. Nittany, make it happen in 2014. Attend a Penn State football game in you never have but always wanted to. Take a picture with the Nittany Lion statue. Jump out of an airplane with Skydive Happy Valley. Do something you have been putting off, but always hoped to do. n Improve your education. Centre County and the surrounding area offer plenty of quality higher learning institutes. Expand your knowledge by taking a few classes, or enroll full time in school. Penn State, South Hills School of Business and Technology and Lock Haven University are among those colleges and institutions in the area with world-class training and education opportunities. n Turn your phone off at dinner. Instead of being attached to your smartphone,

looking at social media, checking emails and staying constantly updated on all the happenings around the world, set your phone down and spend time with family and friends during dinner. Ask about their days, tell them all about yours, and simply spend some quality time enjoying great food and creating great memories. n Volunteer more. Hundreds of nonprofits across Centre County are always in need of volunteers. Use the new year to become more involved with the community by volunteering your time. The Centre County Youth Service Bureau, the State College Area Food Bank, The Arc of Centre County, Bridge of Hope, Pink Zone, THON, Relay for Life, Community Help Centre and the Centre County Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Resource Center are among the many organizations that can use your help. n Keep in touch with family. Whether family members live down the street, across the country or around the world, use 2014 as a way to become more connected with them. With unlimited phone plans, Skype, texting and Facebook, being in constant contact with loved ones has never been easier. Make plans to speak once a month, once a week or once a day, whatever suits you best. n Relax more. Jobs, family and daily life can sometimes be a lot to handle. In the

Treatments, from page 17 head,â&#x20AC;? and to resist avoiding negative thoughts because they will keep coming back. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s really embracing them,â&#x20AC;? she said, to understand what must be done to move forward. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not being afraid of them.â&#x20AC;? Yanusas, with seven years of experience in her line of work, said part of the process involves helping the client find out what he or she wants and whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s really going on. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s really looking into yourself,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;To me thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the ultimate self care. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s loving yourself and facing those fears that youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re avoiding.â&#x20AC;? Many times clients seek out Yanusas because they want change and are tired of having the same arguments, whether with themselves or with a family member. The course of getting to the root of the problem is not easy or fast; itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a constant project. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It takes work,â&#x20AC;? she said. Every single entity of a personâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s well-being is in taking care of themselves,â&#x20AC;? she added. â&#x20AC;&#x153;If youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re not happy youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re not bringing your best self to the picture.â&#x20AC;? In sessions, Yanusas uses a variety of approaches and methods, including role playing, journaling and homework. However, none of the work is mandatory and Yanusas said she never makes anybody do anything they donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want to do. Addressing underlying issues is an important part of a


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new year, make it a point to relax more. Read, watch a little guilty pleasure TV, enroll in a yoga class or spend more time listening to music. Do whatever it is that makes you feel at peace. Both your body and your mind will enjoy the new year much more if you are relaxed, calm and collected. n Shop locally. Start 2014 out right by putting your money back into the community. Shop downtown merchants, eat at locally owned restaurants, and look to local farms for fruits and vegetables. Shopping in Centre County will not only allow you to have the best quality items, but it will help the community, keeping your money local. n Add more quality food to your diet. Though most diet-oriented resolutions subtract food, be different this year and simply add better quality goods. When you shop locally, think about adding more fruits and vegetables to your diet. Look to locally made breads, honeys, spreads and jams to lower preservative intake. n Be kinder to yourself. Use the start of the year to be a better person to yourself. Instead of beating yourself up, remembering your mistakes and looking at your faults, take time to appreciate the person you are and celebrate your best qualities. Stop being so hard on yourself and see

how much you can accomplish. n Recycle. Go green and reuse and recycle more. With more than 25,000 curbside pick-ups, 125 drop-off recycling bins and more than 500 commercial establishments throughout the county, Centre County residents and Penn State students have many avenues to recycle. Take advantage of the curbside, bin and commercial opportunities and use the Centre County Recycling & Refuse Authority to lessen your carbon footprint this year. n Save money. To save some extra money in 2014, use the 52-week saving plan. During week one, save $1; week 2, $2; week 3, $3 and so on. By the end of the year, on week 52, you will have saved $1,378. If you can, think about doubling or tripling the amount you save each week to increase your total savings for the year. n Get more fresh air. Unplug from laptops, smartphones and tablets. Get out and enjoy all the beauty that Centre County has to offer. Spend a day walking through Penn Stateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s campus. Take family or friends for a day at Whipple Dam. Hike through Black Moshannon. Take advantage of all that Centre County has to offer and your 2014 will be much more enjoyable, relaxing and fulfilling.

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Nittany Lions dominate at Southern Scuffle While most Penn State wrestling fans celebrated the Nittany Lions’ fourth consecutive Southern Scuffle crown on Jan. 1-2 in Chattanooga, Tenn., some emerged from that two days of wrestling with a notquite-satisfied feeling. Fans of any other team in the c o u n t r y would have been thrilled with Penn State’s results: two champions, four runners-up, a third-place Andy Elder finisher, one covers Penn State fourth place, wrestling for The Centre County two sixthGazette. Email placers and him at sports@ an eighthcentrecounty place. That’s 11 of 17 entrants from the Nittany Lions who placed. Penn State piled up 189 team points, enough to easily outdistance second-place Oklahoma State (164.5) and third-place Minnesota (161). However, three of those finals losses were cause for pause. One offered a glimmer of encouragement. The biggest shocker came at 184 pounds where No. 7 Cornell freshman Gabe Dean had an answer for everything No. 1 Ed Ruth threw at him in a 7-4 loss. That snapped Ruth’s personal 84-match win streak. It was his first loss of the season (16-1) and just the third of his sterling career (118-3). As startling as the loss was, it may serve as just the wake-up call the senior needs to sharpen his focus for a run at a third consecutive NCAA title. All who


know Ruth well will tell you his laid back demeanor on the mat belies a burning desire to win. This loss is sure to stoke those embers. No. 2 Nico Megaludis lost to top-ranked Cornell sophomore 125-pounder Nahshon Garrett in the finals. It’s the second time this season the Big Red sophomore has defeated Megaludis. So, not only does the junior have to figure out a way to beat Illinois’ Jesse Delgado, who Megaludis lost to in the NCAA finals last year, but now also Garrett. He’s got some work ahead of him, to be sure, but if there’s one thing Megaludis has demonstrated in his two years of postseason wrestling is, when the lights shine brightest, he delivers. At 174, No. 3 Matt Brown fell to No. 2 Chris Perry of Oklahoma State, 4-0, in a rematch of last year’s NCAA final. Much like Megaludis, Brown has some work to do if he intends to strike gold in Oklahoma City in March. He has to figure out how to beat Perry and No. 1 Andrew Howe of Oklahoma (formerly of Wisconsin). Neither scenario is out of the question. The most important point for Brown will be to refine his offense and to be able to finish shots on both Perry and Howe. You can be assured that Brown will work to make that happen. Jimmy Gulibon, who has struggled to maintain consistency all year at 133 pounds, looks like he may have turned a corner at the Scuffle. Even though he lost to No. 1 Jon Morrison of Oklahoma State, 4-0, in the finals, Gulibon posted two impressive wins to get to the final. In the quarterfinals, he beat No. 5 Ryan Mango of Stanford, 2-1. Then, in the semifinals, he slipped past No. 10 David Thorn of Minnesota, 4-3. For Gulibon to notch back-to-

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PENN STATE 141-pounder Zain Retherford went 5-0 at the Southern Scuffle to up his season mark to 17-0. back wins over Top 10 opponents looks like a sign of good things to come. Coach Cael Sanderson has continually reassured the media that Gilibon would be just fine. The second-place finish at the Scuffle looks like what Sanderson was alluding to. Penn State’s two champs were a mix of old and new. Top-ranked senior David Taylor cruised to the title at 165 pounds. He is now 17-0 with all of his wins coming by major decision or better. His closest match came in the finals in Chattanooga, a 9-1 demolition of No. 2 Tyler Caldwell of Oklahoma State. Barring a major injury, Taylor looks like the surest bet in the country to stand atop the medals podium in Chesapeake Energy Arena come March.

True freshman 141-pounder Zain Retherford continued his impressive run. The freshman went 5-0 in Chattanooga to improve his season mark to 17-0. Two other Nittany Lions who are expected to be postseason starters, Morgan McIntosh (197) and Jimmy Lawson (285), both placed. McIntosh was seeded No. 3 at 197 pounds but had to settle for a fourth-place finish. He went 5-2 with both of his losses coming to Missouri freshman J’den Cox, who had been ranked No. 14. By all indications, McIntosh had looked poised to justify his No. 3 national ranking, but his two losses to a freshman might put a crimp in those plans. Lawson was seeded fourth but

placed third with a 5-1 record. His only loss was an encouraging 3-1 loss to two-time NCAA champion Tony Nelson of Minnesota. The good news for Nittany Lion fans hoping for a fourth consecutive title is Penn State has been beating up on everyone with only eight of 10 wrestlers expected to start in the postseason. Andrew (149 pounds) and Dylan (157) Alton are still confined to local, open tournaments after each underwent offseason shoulder surgery. You would think that Sanderson & Co. would soon insert them into the lineup so they can make a push for postseason tournaments in March. Next up for the Nittany Lions is a 2 p.m. dual meet with Purdue on Sunday, Jan. 12, in Rec Hall.

No need to be upset with Coach O’Brien UNIVERSITY PARK — There’s been a lot written about former Penn State coach Bill O’Brien since his departure from the Nittany Lion football program nearly two weeks ago. Message boards throughout Nittany Nation were filled with comments — some good, some bad and some downright ugly. The majority of the fans were levelheaded and understood why O’Brien left Happy Valley. O’Brien called the job with the Houston Texans a “once in a lifetime opportunity.” While that’s not entirely true — O’Brien flirted with the NFL after just one Chris Morelli is the season at Penn State managing editor of The Centre County — the opportunity Gazette. Email him to coach the Texans at editor@centre turned out to be thing the coach just couldn’t pass up. It’s hard to blame him. O’Brien joins an elite group — there are just 32 head coaches in the NFL. He’s certainly making more money than he did at Penn State, but it says here that wasn’t the driving force behind his departure. If you’re upset with O’Brien, take a deep breath, a step back and consider the facts: n O’Brien was coaching a Penn State team that has been banned from postseason play. It didn’t matter if the Nittany Lions went 8-4 or 7-5 as they did under O’Brien, the team wasn’t going to win the


conference or go to a bowl. The team was essentially playing a slate of 12 exhibition games. O’Brien’s coaching helped put fannies in the seats and wins in the ledger. Don’t forget, this year’s team was a 24-point underdog at Wisconsin and still won. That’s arguably one of the greatest single-game coaching efforts in the history of Penn State football. n O’Brien was faced with crippling scholarship limitations. That meant added pressure to find the “right” kids. He had to determine where the holes were and find ways to fill the void. Perhaps it meant putting a kid in a position he wasn’t familiar with or using a run-on. Somehow, someway, O’Brien was always able to push the right buttons. n Other than an infamous sideline blowup with New England quarterback Tom Brady, O’Brien was a relative unknown when he took the Penn State job. He began to impress people at his introductory news conference. There were several open practices for the media and they got a glimpse into O’Brien’s leadership skills. Everyone knew the guy was a winner before he ever took the field in 2012. Let us not forget the 2012 campaign, easily one of the most crucial seasons in Penn State football history. After an 0-2 start, O’Brien recovered and led the Lions to an 8-2 mark down the stretch. In the process, he turned a walk-on from Scranton into an NFL quarterback. The Lions finished the season with a thrilling overtime victory against Wisconsin. In 2013, O’Brien took a true freshman quarterback and guided the Lions to a 7-5 season. Along the way, there were signature wins over Michigan and Wisconsin (again).

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INSTEAD OF being upset with Bill O’Brien for leaving Penn State, fans should be thanking him for a job well done. With two winning seasons under his belt, the NFL came calling again. This time, O’Brien could not resist. He’ll make more money, have an opportunity to compete for the game’s biggest prize and be close to one of the best children’s hospitals in the country. At his introductory news conference with the Texans, he said that Houston was the best choice for his family.

“I think the most important thing in your life is your family,” O’Brien said. “That’s really, really an important part of my life.” One can argue that Bill O’Brien saved the Penn State football program. And for that, Nittany Lion fans should say just one thing: Thanks, Coach.

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SOME ASSISTANT coaches will be on Bill O’Brien’s staff in Houston.

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Several assistants leave PSU By BEN JONES

UNIVERSITY PARK — While Penn State continues the search for a new head coach, current Penn State assistants are headed out the door, likely to join the staff of Houston Texans’ head coach Bill O’Brien. As of 3 p.m. Monday, Penn State confirmed that assistants Craig Fitzgerald, Stan Hixon, Charles London and Anthony Midget had all submitted their resignations, effective Tuesday. It was reported Monday morning that strength and conditioning coach Fitzgerald would join O’Brien in Houston. Multiple outlets reported last week that receivers’ coach Hixon would join O’Brien as well. The outlet also reported on Monday afternoon that defensive coordinator John Butler would join O’Brien in Texas. Penn State had no comment regarding Butler’s employment with Penn State at the time of this story. Running back coach London and safeties coach Midget’s futures were not specified by Penn State, but it is reasonable to

assume they, too, will join O’Brien. Last week, O’Brien fired all of the Texans staffers he inherited, a common move during a coaching change. As a result, Penn State’s coaching staff currently consists of interim head coach Larry Johnson Sr., tight end coach John Strollo and offensive line coach Mac McWhorter. Prior to O’Brien’s departure, longtime linebacker coach Ron Vanderlinden and quarterback coach Charlie Fisher both resigned from their respective positions, a move that was believed to be initiated by O’Brien rather than those coaches quitting the program. While uncommon to Penn State due to a rather stagnant coaching tradition in terms of annual turnover, assistants often follow departed head coaches to their next destination or are replaced by new incoming head coaches. So, while it may seem a cause for concern for Penn State fans unaccustomed to the ever-changing college landscape, moves such as the ones that took place Monday are common. Penn State continues a search for a new head coach that sources anticipate moving quickly over the next week or so.

UNIVERSITY PARK — Christian Hackenberg told a television station in Charlottesville, Va., that he has “no intention of transferring” and is looking forward to next season, in a video package published Saturday. Of course, no one is expecting Hackenberg to transfer, but the assurance is nice after less-than-assuring remarks made by his father earlier this week. “Right now we’ll sit tight, see how the school does and how quickly they move forward,” Erick Hackenberg said. “I’m not saying he will or won’t (return) and that sounds bad, but it’s neutral.” Hackenberg is working out at home in Virginia this week and expected to return to Penn State on Friday. “We’re getting ready to go as a team,” Hackenberg said this morning while working out with Athelite Factory. “We’re rallying the troops. We’ve got a big off season ahead of us, and that’s our focus right now.” “It’s kind of surreal,” Hackenberg said of his award-winning freshman year. “I really didn’t have any expectations, to be completely honest with you. I just came out there and just tried to learn the system, and be a game manager. And then the rest sort of took care of itself.” Although Hackenberg doesn’t know who his head coach will be, he says the team is excited for what’s ahead. “I know that they’re going to do a great job up there. And we’re really excited,” he


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PENN STATE quarterback Christian Hackenberg said that he will be back for his second season with the Nittany Lions.

said. “I know the team is excited. I’ve talked to a lot of the guys. And we’re excited for the future, and we’re excited to see what direction we’re headed in. And we’re ready to win football games next year.”

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Illinois pounds Penn State


The Penn State men’s basketball team has played together since August. And as the weeks and months have gone on, there has been a buzz and excitement about the team unlike any other time under head coach Patrick Chambers. There is plenty of talent and depth on the roster, and the return of guard Tim Frazier has only boosted the collective confidence of the team. But so far the excitement and energy of the past few months has only shown its face once in the opening 80 minutes of Big Ten pla — a 47-point opening half against Michigan State, the first half of Penn State’s conference schedule. From there, poor shooting and mental mistakes have tripped up a Nittany Lion team quite capable of playing at a much higher level. While 47-point halves may not be the norm, Penn State’s depth and talent is not a fabricated asset for this edition of Penn State basketball. So as the second half wore on during a slug fest between Penn State and Illinois, a questionably innocent bump into Penn State’s DJ Newbill was one bad break too many. Newbill shoved Illinois’ guard Kendrick Nunn in the back of the head, an action that would lead to Newbill’s ejection from

the game. Prior to the ejection, Penn State overcame a poor start to trail Illinois by only 2 points at halftime, despite starting out down 9-0 to the Illini and shooting 28 percent from the field in the opening 20 minutes. The 28-26 deficit was a gift and a chance to restart the game in the final 20 minutes. The second half was not much better for Penn State, though, and the Illini would push out a double-digit lead. The Nittany Lions kept them within arms’ reach, but never came close to tying the contest again. Following the ejection, Illinois poured it on as Penn State played out the final eight minutes with a seemingly subconscious awareness that the game was out of reach, even while down by 7 at the time of the ejection. A 23-12 run sealed the deal for a surging Illini team. Penn State was led by John Johnson, who scored 18 points off the bench and was the only consistent threat from long range for the Nittany Lions. Things haven’t gone Penn State’s way in the early going, but the team is too talented to let a bumpy start affect them. The Lions will face Minnesota back at the Bryce Jordan Center where home games will always be important. Tip is scheduled for 7 p.m tonight.

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THE NITTANY LIONS are off to an 0-2 start in Big Ten play, much to the chagrin of star Tim Frazier, left, and head coach Patrick Chambers.

Bellefonte boys fall to Somerset By PAT ROTHDEUTSCH

BELLEFONTE — The Bellefonte boys’ basketball team spent the entire second half against Somerset on Saturday afternoon looking for a break that never came. After falling behind by 10 points early in the third quarter, the Red Raiders made run after run at the Eagles, working for a shot or a steal that would tie the game, only to watch Somerset squirt back ahead. In the end, Bellefonte was unable to get that shot or that steal and ran out of chances as Somerset held on for a 64-55 victory. The biggest nemesis for the Raiders was Somerset guard Connor Zarefoss who threw in a total of 22 points for the Eagles, including 13 in the second half. It was Zarefoss’ five free throws down the stretch that kept Bellefonte at arm’s length and paved the way for the Eagle

win. Yet Bellefonte had its chances, but the big shots wouldn’t fall. “One of the things for us frustrationwise,” Bellefonte coach Darin Hazel said, “is that at practice, the kids are knocking down shots. And we are just not shooting the ball well from the outside (in games). “Hopefully, at some point we’ll start knocking them down. It’s one of our weaknesses right now —outside shooting — but that’s all about confidence. “The kids did a nice job of executing the game plan and getting into the spots. Sometimes it just boils down to making the shots.” The game was a close, see-saw affair throughout the first half. Bellefonte’s Mitch Grasser, who led the Raiders with 14 points, scored four points in the final minute of the first quarter to tie the game at 12. The same was mostly true about the second quarter until the final two minutes when Somerset’s Jake Heiple nailed two

jumpers and then Zarefoss followed with a 3-pointer to give the Eagles a 30-24 lead going into the locker rooms at halftime. “They (Somerset) are highly skilled kids,” Hazel said. “The two sophomores in the back court (Zarefoss and Dylan Barnes) play year round, and you can tell that they play year round. And, as advertised, they were really good.” Zarefoss, Barnes and Heiple were mostly responsible for Bellefonte’s frustrations in the second half. Early in the third quarter, Bellefonte cut the Eagles’ lead to three points, 32-29, after an Andy Stover three, but two jumpers by Zarefoss and a three by Heiple pushed the Somerset lead up to 39-29. Bellefonte fought back again and brought the score back to 43-40 after a three by Grasser at the two-minute mark of the third quarter. But Somerset scored the final five points in the quarter to push it back to

48-40. Bellefonte had one more run left in its tank. A three by Grasser brought the Raiders back to within four midway through the fourth period, but the Eagles responded again. Playing against all-out pressure from Bellefonte, Bryce Mostoller was fouled and made both shots, Zarefoss hit two free throws, and then George Coyle nailed a jumper to put the Eagles back ahead by 10. This time, there was no Raider comeback, and Somerset held on for the win. “We keep telling our kids that they are playing good basketball,” Hazel said, “but we just have five possessions defensively and five possessions offensively where we are breaking down. We just have to figure out those things. “Somerset is a good team, but it is one of those things where we are pretty close.”

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DuBois Central Catholic trips P-O, 56-44 By PAT ROTHDEUTSCH


FORMER NITTANY LION Al Golden meets with the media in Miami on Monday. Once a captain under the late Joe Paterno, Golden says he is not a candidate for the Penn State coaching job.

Golden says he’s not a candidate for PSU job By BEN JONES

UNIVERSITY PARK — With Penn State’s coaching search seemingly only hours from completion, Miami head coach Al Golden released a statement on Sunday afternoon that may reset the clock in the search for Bill O’Brien’s replacement. “While I am flattered that our progress at the U during an extremely difficult period of time is recognized, I am also appreciative of just what we have here at UM and I am not a candidate for another position,” Golden said. “We are eager to welcome our student athletes back to campus next week and visit with prospective student-athletes and their families beginning Jan. 15.” Heading into his fourth season at

Miami, Golden has been a favorite in the early stages of Penn State’s coaching search to replace now-Texans’ head coach O’Brien. While nothing is impossible in the world of coaching searches, with Golden apparently out of contention, Penn State will look for alum and former Tennessee Titans’ head coach Mike Munchak and Vanderbilt head coach James Franklin. Both are reportedly set to interview with Penn State on Sunday. Current interim head coach Larry Johnson Sr. also has expressed interest in the vacancy. Penn State athletic director Dave Joyner has promised a quick search to replace O’Brien. The initial search to replace former head coach Joe Paterno lasted nearly two months.

Bellefonte Little League registration set BELLEFONTE — Bellefonte Little League has announced the registration schedule for the 2014 season. It will be held from 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 9, and Friday, Jan. 10 and from 9 a.m.-noon on Saturday, Jan. 11 at the Bellefonte Little League Boardroom at 735 N. Penn St. in Bellefonte.

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Bellefonte Little League seeks volunteers BELLEFONTE — The Bellefonte Little League is looking for volunteers to fill concession stand manager and field sign sponsor coordinator positions. For more information about the posi-

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PHILIPSBURG — The PhilipsburgOsceola girls’ basketball team was prepared for DuBois Central Catholic’s offenses, its shooters, and its pressure defenses on Monday night. But the Lady Mounties had no answer for center Maria French. The 6-foot senior took full advantage of her sizable height advantage against the smaller Mounties and dominated the lane — and the game — all night. French scored a game-high 23 points and grabbed 14 rebounds as she led a second-half surge that propelled the Cardinals to a 56-44 win over Philipsburg-Osceola. French had help. Guards Kylee Schaffer and Jordy Frank scored 17 and 12 points respectively, but French time and again either outright rebounded or kept balls alive that gave DuBois numerous second and even third chances. P-O did not have a rebound for the first six minutes of the game and all night had to rely on its full-court game and outside shooting to keep up with the Cardinals. “We are always at a disadvantage rebounding,” Philipsburg coach Doug Myers said, “and we’ve been that way all year. We talk a lot about boxing out and we work at it in practice, and we hope to get some over the top calls, but that doesn’t always happen. “(French) is a good post player. She has great moves to the basket when they feed her, and she’s real active to the ball when it comes off the rim. We don’t have a player yet to deal with that.” Still, this was a close game throughout until the final minutes in the fourth quarter. The Lady Mounties compensated with some effective guard play from Abby Showers (14 points), Haylee Hayward (10) and Alyssa Myers (10). The score was tied at 10 after the first quarter, and then the teams essential-

ly traded baskets in the second quarter. French then started heating up and scored seven points in the final two minutes of the half to squirt DCC out to a 27-22 halftime lead. “They (DuBois) pressured our guards really well,” Myers said. “I think we have good guards, but they made every pass hard, every dribble, every drive to the basket. They made it difficult for our guards, and that was smart because that’s one of our strengths.” DuBois maintained that lead through the third quarter, but Showers hit a three to open the final frame to bring P-O to within 37-35. French answered again, though, and scored twice to put DCC ahead 41-35. Myers followed with three consecutive baskets for P-O, sandwiching a DuBois three, and the Mounties found themselves down by only three points, 44-41, with just over four minutes to play. It was the closest they would come for the rest of the game. Schaffer scored eight unanswered points in the next 90 seconds of play that gave the Cardinals a lead that P-O could not overcome. “We were right there,” Myers said. “It was a three-point game. We have a lot of fight in us, and I told the girls that we have to find a way to close those types of games off. We had silly turnovers and missed layups. We have to figure a way to not let those things happen and finish games strong.” With the loss, P-O falls to 2-4 for the season with games against Huntingdon and Central on the Horizon. DuBois is now 5-5. “I would love to see us shoot in a game like we do in practice,” Myers said. “I don’t know if it’s the speed of the game or the nervousness, but we shoot lights out in practice. “I told them that we played a good basketball team tonight, and we fought. We can hold our heads up and keep trying to get better.”

O’Brien’s exit will hurt some local business By JENNIFER MILLER

STATE COLLEGE — The exit of former Penn State football coach Bill O’Brien is bad for business. Numerous State College businesses invested in apparel and memorabilia lines when O’Brien came on board two years ago. From T-shirts and hooded sweatshirts proclaiming “Billieve” to hats and decals declaring “O’Brien’s Lions,” local businesses embraced the new coach. The abrupt exit of O’Brien not only left Penn State fans with a bad taste in their mouths, it also left a slew of essentially worthless merchandise in downtown shops. Caroline Gummo, advertising manager for The Family Clothesline on East College Avenue, talked frankly with StateCollege. com about the impact O’Brien’s departure

has had on the business. “We weren’t expecting him to be leaving Penn State so we did have a full inventory of those products. ... This is going to hurt the business because we’re losing all of that inventory. It’s not going to sell very well at this point,” said Gummo. “We weren’t expecting this. This will hurt us. The items were really popular.” Managers at McLanahan’s Penn State Room and Lion’s Pride declined to discuss the impact O’Brien’s exit has had on their businesses. As of Friday afternoon, both businesses were still selling O’Brien items on their websites. An “O’Brien’s Lions” Tshirt was half-price on the Lion’s Pride site. Gummo says Family Clothesline will keep the items on the shelves until students return from winter break to see if there’s any interest. Still, she says the items are marked down.


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Gallery carries new Norman Rockwell sculptures By MARJORIE S. MILLER

STATE COLLEGE — One of only a handful of galleries in the United States permitted to sell them, Douglas Albert Gallery, 107 McAllister Alley in downtown State College, now features two Norman Rockwell bronze sculptures. The statues are part of the Norman Rockwell Sculpture Collection, designed to reproduce some of Rockwell’s most iconic pieces using bronze castings. The gallery carries “The Connoisseur,” based on Rockwell’s 1962 painting in which a smartly dressed middle-aged man examines a Jackson Pollack-like painting. The piece, gallery owner Douglas Albert explains, aims to challenge the viewer to decide if the man in the painting loves or hates the piece he’s looking at. The second statue the gallery features is “The Rail Splitter,” based on Rockwell’s 1965 creation that features a young athletic man in his 20s carrying an ax in one hand while reading a book in the other. According to an accompanying brochure, Rockwell said the original piece was inspired by passages in Carl Sandburg’s biography, “Abraham Lincoln: The Prairie Years,” about Lincoln’s time as a land surveyor and rail splitter. There are a variety of pieces in the bronze sculpture collection, Albert said, and he’s hoping the gallery receives more. “The Runaway” is on the list, he said. According to the sculpture collection’s website, other pieces include “The Billboard Painter,”

“Doctor and Doll,” “Girl in The Mirror,” “The Gift,” “Tackled” and “The Golden Rule.” Many are upcoming releases. The collection was launched by three partners who share both a love for art and many years of experience in the field. Their passion for Norman Rockwell brought them together. “The partners are joined by their passion to share Rockwell’s amazing talent in a whole new medium — museum quality fine art bronze sculptures,” according to the website. One of those partners is Deborah Murry of California, someone Albert has known for many years and from whom Albert found out about the collection. “She thought State College was a good town … It was a great fit for the program,” Albert said. The statues arrived last October. Albert said he has always admired Norman Rockwell. In 1984 Douglas Albert Gallery hosted a Norman Rockwell show featuring some of his lithographs. The show included one of Rockwell’s original oil paintings called “The Hand,” which presented a bridge player through a light bulb’s point of view. In the painting, the player had a perfect hand. Albert said that particular piece really showed Rockwell’s intellect. “(He was a) very fine painter and artist,” Albert said. “His work speaks for itself.” To have the bronze sculptures in State College is quite an honor, Albert said, though it required a serious financial commitment from him. The pieces are for sale, upwards of $12,000 each.


DOUGLAS ALBERT GALLERY in downtown State College now features two Norman Rockwell bronze sculptures. The statues are part of a special project to reproduce some of Rockwell’s most iconic pieces using bronze castings. They include “The Connoisseur,” left, and “The Rail Splitter.” “I believe there’s plenty of people out there that have the potential to be owners,” he said. “You won’t see them on eBay. You won’t see them on Amazon.” The sculptures were created using the “lost wax” casting method, which, according to the collection’s website, has been around for approximately 5,000 years. Bronze casting is virtually

the same as it was in 2500 BC during the Bronze Age. Sculptors who cast their pieces in bronze depend on a foundry where artisans apply the 11step “lost wax” method to wood, clay, plaster and other sculpture media to transform them into bronze. The 1930s and 1940s are generally considered to be the most

fruitful decades of Rockwell’s career, according to the Norman Rockwell Museum in Massachusetts. For more information about the bronze sculpture collection, visit www.rockwellsculptures. com. For more information about the gallery, call (814) 2349822 or visit www.douglasalbert

‘For the Love of Fiber’ set for Feb. 15

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THE DOCUMENTARY “365 Days: A Year in Happy Valley” has hit the big screen. It will be shown at The State Theatre in downtown State College at various times in January.

Film documents Sandusky scandal From Gazette staff reports STATE COLLEGE — “365 Days: A Year in Happy Valley” takes audiences on a fascinating journey into the heart of one of the world’s most beloved university towns to reveal whether the crimes of one man will redefine not only the way the world views it, but how those who live there or cherish it feel about how they are perceived. The film explores issues of conformity as part of human nature, the quest for justice, the role of the media in shaping public perception, and the collateral damage of a rush to judgment. All across America, in November 2011,

IF YOU GO What: “365 Days: A Year in Happy Valley” When: 4 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., Monday, Jan. 13–Friday, Jan. 17 and Sunday, Jan. 19; 4 p.m., 7:30 p.m. and 10 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 18 Where: State Theatre, 130 W. College Ave., State College More info:, (814) 272-0606,

people were transfixed as decades worth of child sexual abuse at the hands of Jerry Sandusky were revealed. National outrage grew as events spiraled out of control. What most people didn’t realize was that what the media firestorm reflected, and to some extent created, told only a fraction of the story. The award-winning crew of “365 Days” spent more than a year living and working in and around State College. The film reveals a divided group of people striving to redefine the community, find healing and determine its future. During this journey, the filmmakers identified a new flashpoint for this small town’s greatest struggle — to survive. The film’s bookends are the first home football games of the 2012 and 2013 seasons, the latter of which celebrated the 40th anniversary of the undefeated 1973 team which is credited with putting Penn State University on the map. Emotionally engaging, “365 Days: A Year in Happy Valley” will make audiences cheer and leave them contemplating complex issues about conformity and the search for truth, as they realize complacency is no longer a comfortable option. The film also explores the concept of forgiveness as a way for individuals to heal from unimaginable adversity.

SPRING MILLS — The Centre County Knitters Guild will host “For the Love of Fiber,” where community members can learn about using fiber materials when knitting, weaving, spinning, crocheting and felting, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 15, at General Potter Farm on Route 322. “‘For the Love of Fiber 2014’ is designed to celebrate the many fiber guilds, their members and their work in our community,” said Mary Ellen Litzinger, president of the Centre County Knitters Guild. “These are the skills and techniques our ancestors performed routinely. Far from forgotten, our guild members passionately keep these crafts alive, share their expertise, and interpret the medium with flare and vision. From afghans to yarn bombing, fiber is fun, exciting and inspiring.” This event is designed to promote the

exchange of ideas, creative vision and enthusiasm of fiber-related interests. Area guild representatives will be present to share their passion, demonstrate their craft and showcase their members’ work. Raffles will also take place hourly with some fiber-related prizes. Local businesses and farms will sell their fiber, fleeces, yarns and more in the Fiber Merchant Mart. Visitors are encouraged to bring a chair and a current project and to join other fiber artisans at the barn to watch fleece become yarn and fiber become fabric. Food will be available for purchase from Country Café of Houtzdale. “For the Love of Fiber” is free and open to the public. Food donations for the State College Food Bank are welcome. For more information, visit or email

Singers needed for Lenten concert STATE COLLEGE — If you love to sing, respect the indefatigable human spirit expressed in spirituals from our AfricanAmerican heritage, or are looking for a way to deepen your Lenten journey, there is an ecumenical choir calling out to you. The choir is being formed to present a collaborative concert called “Spirituals, Prophecies and Songs: A Celebration of Hope.” The concert will be held at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 16, in the sanctuary of Grace Lutheran Church. It will feature the ecumenical choir singing eight choral selections, as well as Essence II Ltd., a community outreach choir of Penn State that will contribute songs from their own repertoire, providing a strong contrast and perfect complement to the ecumenical choir selections. African-American spirituals, songs and related verses will combine to portray and celebrate our hope in life eternal. Solo, choral and instrumental music, as well as spoken verse and dance, will weave a colorful tapestry that portrays human struggles, temptations, hopes and our faith in

a life beyond the one we know. The event is a collaboration between the ecumenical choir, directed by Laurel Sanders; the Essence II Ltd. community choir, directed by Tony Leach; dancers from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Arts, led by Sarah Mason; ringers from The Bells of Grace, directed by Anna Carol Buffington; and organist June Miller. It will also feature a variety of quilts from related traditions that will add a colorful dimension to the event and a visual portrayal of hope. The ecumenical choir is open to people of all backgrounds and abilities. All you need to bring are your love of singing and your enthusiasm to learn. Rehearsals begin Sunday, Feb. 23, and will be held on most Sunday afternoons from 2–3:30 p.m. at Grace Lutheran Church. Music will be available to the first 40 singers who call to reserve a place in the ensemble. To participate, contact Laurel Sanders by Monday, Feb. 10, at (814) 238-8110 or (814) 231-0445, or email sanders.laurel@

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Thursday, Jan. 9, through Wednesday, Jan. 15 AMERICAN ALE HOUSE, 821 CRICKLEWOOD DRIVE, STATE COLLEGE, (814) 237-9701
 Thursday, Jan. 9 Friday, Jan. 10 Sunday, Jan. 12 Wednesday, Jan. 15

Domenick Swentosky, 8-11 p.m. Tommy Wareham, 6-8 p.m. and 9 p.m.-midnight Ted and Molly, 8-10 p.m. Scott Mangene, 8-10:30 p.m.

THE ARENA BAR & GRILL, 1521 MARTIN ST., STATE COLLEGE, (814) 237-8833 Friday, Jan. 10

Gas Station Disco, 10:30 p.m.

THE AUTOPORT, 1405 S. ATHERTON ST., STATE COLLEGE, (814) 237-7666 Thursday, Jan. 9 Friday, Jan. 10 Saturday, Jan. 11

Kate and Natalie, 9 p.m. TBA TBA

BAR BLEU, 112 S. GARNER ST., STATE COLLEGE, (814) 237-0374 Thursday, Jan. 9 Friday, Jan. 10 Saturday, Jan. 11

Big Feast, 10:30 p.m. Lowjack, 10:30 p.m. Ted McCloskey & The Hi Fis, 10:30 p.m.

CAFE 210 WEST, 210 W. COLLEGE AVE., STATE COLLEGE, (814) 237-3449 Friday, Jan. 10


THE BREWERY, 233 E. BEAVER AVE., STATE COLLEGE, (814) 237-2892 Wednesday, Jan. 15

Karaoke, 9:30 p.m.

ELK CREEK CAFÉ AND ALEWORKS, 100 W. MAIN ST., MILLHEIM, (814) 349-8850 Thursday, Jan. 9 Saturday, Jan. 11

Richard Sleigh and Friends, 7:30 p.m. Dave Bielanko and Christine Smith, 8 p.m.

THE GAMBLE MILL, 160 DUNLAP ST., BELLEFONTE, (814) 355-7764 Friday, Jan. 10 Saturday, Jan. 11 Sunday, Jan. 12

J. Mac and Junior, 6-8 p.m. Poe Valley Trubadours, 7-9 p.m. Van Wagner, 5-7 p.m.

GOVERNORS PUB, 211 W. HIGH ST., BELLEFONTE, (814) 353-1008 Thursday, Jan. 9 Wednesday, Jan. 15

JT Blues, 6:30 p.m. Biscuit Jam, 6:30 p.m.

HOME DELIVERY PIZZA PUB, 1820 S. ATHERSTON ST., STATE COLLEGE, (814) 237-7777 Friday, Jan. 10 Tuesday, Jan. 14

Chris Good, 7:30-10:30 p.m. David Zentner, 7-10 p.m.

INFERNO BRICK OVEN & BAR, 340 E. COLLEGE AVE., STATE COLLEGE, (814) 237-5718 Thursday, Jan. 9 Friday, Jan. 10 Saturday, Jan. 11

DJ Kid A.V., 10 p.m. DJ Fuego, 10 p.m. DJ Ca$hous, 10 p.m.

OTTO’S PUB & BREWERY, 2286 N. ATHERTON ST., STATE COLLEGE, (814) 867-OTTO Saturday, Jan. 11


THE PHYRST, 111 E. BEAVER AVE., STATE COLLEGE, (814) 238-1406 Thursday, Jan. 9 Friday, Jan. 10 Saturday, Jan. 11 Wednesday, Jan. 15

Lowjack, 8 p.m.; Maxwell Strait, 10:30 p.m.-2 a.m. Dominic & Noah, 8-10 p.m. Ted and the Hi-Fi’s, 10:30 pm-2 a.m. Lowjack, 10:30 p.m.-2 a.m. Go Go Gadget, 10:30 p.m.

THE RATHSKELLER, 108 S. PUGH ST., STATE COLLEGE, (814) 237-3858 Friday, Jan. 10 Saturday, Jan. 11

Brian Lubrecht, 10:30 p.m. Jason McIntyre, 10:30 p.m.

THE SALOON, 101 HEISTER ST., STATE COLLEGE, (814) 234-0845 Thursday, Jan. 9 Friday, Jan. 10 Saturday, Jan. 11 Tuesday, Jan. 14 Wednesday, Jan. 15

The Monkey Boy All-Stars, 10:30 p.m. Velveeta, 10:30 p.m. Mr. Hand, 7 p.m. Shake Shake Shake, 10:30 p.m. His Boy Elroy, 10 p.m.

ZOLA NEW WORLD BISTRO, 324 W. COLLEGE AVE., STATE COLLEGE, (814) 237-8474 Friday, Jan. 10

Organ Trio West, 9 p.m.-midnight

— Compiled by Marjorie S. Miller Schedules subject to change. Call the venue for details. The Centre County Gazette is committed to providing readers with a complete list of upcoming live entertainment in Centre County. If your establishment provides live entertainment and would like to have it listed free in The Gazette, simply email listings to

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‘Rock of Ages’ revels in the hits of the 1980s From Gazette staff reports

UNIVERSITY PARK — Tease your hair and get your cutoff shirts ready. The worldwide party musical “Rock of Ages” brings favorite hits from the 1980s to the stage at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 22, in Penn State’s Eisenhower Auditorium. A five-time Tony Award nominee, “Rock of Ages” is an arena rock love story told through the hits of Journey, Night Ranger, Styx, REO Speedwagon, Pat Benatar, Twisted Sister, Poison, Asia, Whitesnake and many more. Rock of Ages is set in 1987. On the Sunset Strip, a small town girl meets a big city rocker. In Los Angeles’ most famous rock club, they fall in love to the greatest songs of the 1980s. Rock of Ages features a mix of 28 rockin’ ’80s tunes including “Don’t Stop Believin’,” “We Built This City,” “The Final Countdown,” “Wanted Dead or Alive,” “Here I Go Again,” “Can’t Fight This Feeling” and “I Want to Know What Love Is.” Some of the costumes, dancing and language might not be appropriate for kids younger than 14. Buy tickets online at http://cpa.psu. edu or by phone at (814) 863-0255. Outside the local calling area, call (800) ARTSTIX. Tickets are also available at three State College locations: Eisenhower Auditorium (weekdays 8 a.m.-5 p.m.), Penn State Downtown Theatre Center (weekdays 9 a.m.-4 p.m. and Saturdays 10 a.m.-2 p.m.) and Bryce Jordan Center (weekdays 9 a.m.6 p.m.). A grant from the University Park Allocation Committee makes Penn State

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THE 1980S-THEMED production “Rock of Ages” will be staged at Eisenhower Auditorium on Jan. 22. student prices possible. Artistic Viewpoints, an informal moderated discussion featuring a touring artist, is offered in Eisenhower one hour before the performance and is free for ticket holders. Artistic Viewpoints regularly fills to capacity. Seating is available on a first-arrival basis.

‘British Watercolors from the Permanent Collection’ now open UNIVERSITY PARK — The Palmer Museum of Art is excited to present “British Watercolors from the Permanent Collection,” which will be on view at the museum through Sunday, May 4. Although painting with watercolor reaches as far back as the 16th century in Europe — Albrecht Dürer’s animal and bird studies come immediately to mind — the medium blossomed as an autonomous approach only in the middle years of the 18th century. Watercolor became particularly attractive in England, where the acceptance of landscape as an appropriate subject matter, coupled with the widespread availability of readily portable cakes of water soluble pigment that allowed artists to work sur le motif, led to a tradition that, by the early years of the 19th century, grew to rival oil painting in beauty and desirability. This exhibition celebrates the so-called golden age of British watercolors, the period spanning roughly from 1750 to 1850,

when the medium reached its pinnacle in the hands of artists such as John Varley, Francis Towne, David Cox and Peter de Wint, all of whom are represented in the exhibition. Also on view are several early sketches by John Ruskin, the English critic whose devotion to nature harmonized with many of the more practiced watercolorists, and two picturesque studies of southern China by George Chinnery. The Palmer Museum of Art at Penn State is located on Curtin Road and admission is free. Museum hours are Tuesdays through Saturdays, 10 a.m.–4:30 p.m., and Sundays, noon–4 p.m. The museum is closed Mondays and some holidays. Reduced hours over winter break are noon–4 p.m. through Sunday, Jan. 12. The Palmer Museum of Art receives state arts funding support through a grant from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.

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Sunday, January 19, 2014 • 4:00pm SCAHS South Auditorium Juliette Greer, Violin (Ann Keller Young Soloist Competition Winner) Jeff Brown, Narrator A short-format program that promises fun for the entire family. Jerry BRUBAKER (arr.): What’s Up at the Symphony? Max BRUCH: Violin Concerto No. 1 in G minor, Op. 26 (3rd movement) Gregory SMITH: The Animated Orchestra No advance tickets sales. Tickets available at the door just prior to the concert. $10 Adults, $5 Students.


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WHAT’S HAPPENING To be included in What’s Happening, submit your events by Wednesday one week prior to publication to community@ or mail information to The Centre County Gazette, Attn: What’s Happening, 403 S. Allen St., State College, PA 16801.


Bookmobile — Centre County Library Bookmobile is a fully accessible library on wheels. Look for it in your community and join Miss Laura for story times, songs and fun. Visit the website at www.centrecounty for days and times. Exhibit — The work of local artist John Ziegler will be on display through Wednesday, Jan. 23, at Schlow Region Centre Library’s Betsy Rodgers Allen Gallery, 211 S. Allen St., State College. Gallery hours are Mondays through Wednesdays, 9 a.m.–9 p.m.; Thursdays, noon–9 p.m.; Fridays, 9 a.m.–6 p.m.; Saturdays, 9 a.m.–5 p.m.; and Sundays, 1:30 p.m.–5 p.m. For more information, call (814) 237- 6238. Exhibit — The HUB-Robeson Galleries will present State College Area School District student artwork in the Robeson Gallery through Wednesday, Jan. 18, with a reception on Jan. 18, 2–4 p.m. This annual exhibit features the works of artists in grades kindergarten through 12. For more information, visit www.studentaffairs.psu. edu/hub/artgalleries or call (814) 8650775. Winter Clothing Giveaway/Donation Collection — The Buffalo Run United Methodist Charge Coat Ministry will distribute free winter coats and accessories on Saturdays, 9 a.m.–1 p.m., through Saturday, Jan. 25, at 2262 Buffalo Run Road, Bellefonte. Donations of gently used coats and other winter items will also be accepted. For more information, call (814) 2374707 or (814) 355-2208. Exhibit — The Bellefonte Art Museum for Centre County will have a holiday show and sale by local artists through Sunday, Jan. 26, at 133 N. Allegheny St., Bellefonte. Gallery hours are Thursdays through Sundays, noon–5 p.m. Call (814) 355-4280 or visit Exhibit — British watercolors from the Permanent Collection will be featured at the Palmer Museum of Art through Sunday, May 4. Museum hours are 10 a.m.– 4:30 p.m., Tuesdays through Saturdays, and noon–4 p.m. on Sundays. For more information, visit www.palmermuseum. Exhibit — “Forging Alliances” will be featured at the Palmer Museum of Art through Sunday, May 11. This exhibition draws on the Palmer Museum’s collection of post-WWII mingei ceramics. Museum hours are 10 a.m.–4:30 p.m., Tuesdays through Saturdays, and noon–4 p.m. on Sundays. For more information, visit www. History/Genealogy — Learn about local history and genealogy with expert researchers at the Historical Museum and PA Room, 203 N. Allegheny St., Bellefonte. Hours are Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 10 a.m.–5 p.m., and Tuesdays and Thursdays, noon–5 p.m. Call (814) 3551516 or visit


Blood Drive — Pleasant Gap United Methodist Church will host a blood drive, 12:30–6:30 p.m. in Social Hall, 179 S. Main St., Pleasant Gap. Donors will receive refreshments donated by Pizza Mia. For more information, call (814) 237-3162. Craft Class — The Centre County Library and Historical Museum will host “Hooks & Needles,” an adult craft class, 1–2:30 p.m. at 200 Allegheny St., Bellefonte. Call (814) 355-1516 or visit www.centre Blood Drive — The Lanse Evangelical Free Church will host a blood drive, 1–7 p.m. in the Meeting Room, 255 Cotohisc Road, Lanse. For more information, call (814) 237-3162. Story Time — Holt Memorial Library will have preschool story time, 2–3 p.m. at 17 N. Front St., Philipsburg. Today’s theme is “Library Legos.” Call (814) 342-1987 or visit Children’s Program — The Centre County Library and Historical Museum will host its Lego club, 3:30–4:30 p.m. at 200 Allegheny St., Bellefonte. Call (814) 355-1516 or visit www.centrecounty Film — “Philomena,” starring Judi Dench and Steve Coogan, will be shown at 4 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. at The State Theatre,

130 W. College Ave., State College. Tickets can be purchased by calling (814) 272-0606 or visiting Family Program — Holt Memorial Library will host “It’s Elementary,” a series of activities and presentations for elementary school students and their families, 6–7 p.m. at 17 N. Front St., Philipsburg. Tonight’s theme is “Elementary Craft Night: Make a Unique Craft.” Call (814) 342-1987 or visit Support Group — Mount Nittany Medical Center will host a diabetes support group, 6–7 p.m. in Conference Rooms 1 and 2 through Entrance E at 1800 E. Park Ave., State College. For more information, contact Amy Leffard at aleffard@mout or call (814) 231-7095. Little League Registration — 2014 Bellefonte Little League Registration will take place 6–8 p.m. in the Little League Boardroom, 735 N. Penn St., Bellefonte. For more information, visit www.


Outreach Program — The Centre County Library and Historical Museum will host Strawberry Fields staff for professional development screenings for children, 9:30 a.m.–noon in the Community Room at 200 Allegheny St., Bellefonte. Call (814) 355-1516 or visit www.centre Open House — A kindergarten through 8th grade open house will take place 10 a.m.–1 p.m. at State College Friends School, 1900 University Drive. For more information, visit Line Dancing — Centre Region Parks and Recreation presents line dancing at 10:50 a.m. at the Centre Region Senior Center, 131 S. Fraser St., No.1, State College. No experience necessary or partners needed. Call (814) 231-3076. Farmers’ Market — The Downtown State College Farmers’ Market will take place at 11:30 a.m. in the State College Municipal Building, 243 S. Allen St., State College. For more information, visit www. Blood Drive — American Legion Post 444 will host a blood drive, 1–7 p.m. in Social Hall, 112 Legion Lane, Route 45, Millheim. For more information, call (814) 237-3162. Film — “Philomena,” starring Judi Dench and Steve Coogan, will be shown at 4 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. at The State Theatre, 130 W. College Ave., State College. Tickets can be purchased by calling (814) 272-0606 or visiting Little League Registration — 2014 Bellefonte Little League Registration will take place 6–8 p.m. in the Little League Boardroom, 735 N. Penn St., Bellefonte. For more information, visit www.


Little League Registration — 2014 Bellefonte Little League Registration will take place 9 a.m.–noon in the Little League Boardroom, 735 N. Penn St., Bellefonte. For more information, visit www. Children’s Program — “World Stories Alive: Tales in Many Tongues,” a program for children ages 3 to 8 and their families to learn about different languages and cultures, will take place 11 a.m.–noon at Schlow Centre Region Library, 211 S. Allen St., State College. This week’s language will be Chinese. For more information, visit Opera — Metropolitan Opera Live HD featuring Verdi’s “Falstaff,” with a pre-opera talk at noon with speaker Helen Manfull, will play at The State Theatre, 130 W. College Ave., State College. Tickets can be purchased by calling (814) 272-0606 or visiting Farmers’ Market — The Millheim Farmers’ Market will take place at 10 a.m. in the at the Old Gregg School, 106 School St., Spring Mills. For more information, visit Games — Hone your strategy for the ancient game of “Go,” 1:30–5 p.m. in the Sun Room, Schlow Centre Region Library, 211 S. Allen St., State College. Call (814) 237-6236. Dinner — New Hope Lutheran Church of Spring Mills will serve a ham and turkey dinner, 4:30–7 p.m. at 119 Cobblestone Court, Spring Mills. The dinner is eat-in or take-out. For more information, call (814) 422-8417. Bingo — Snow Shoe EMS will host bingo at 7 p.m. at 492 W. Sycamore St.,

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THE FILM “Philomena,” starring Judi Dench and Steve Coogan, will be shown at 4 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 10, at the State Theatre, 130 W. College Ave. in State College. For more information, visit Snow Shoe. Doors open at 5 p.m. Concert — Hot Tuna will perform at 8 p.m. at The State Theatre, 130 W. College Ave., State College. Tickets can be purchased by calling (814) 272-0606 or visiting


Support Group — The Ostomy Support Group of the Central Counties will meet 2–3 p.m. in the conference rooms through Entrance E at Mount Nittany Medical Center, 1800 E. Park Ave., State College. For more information, contact Judy Faux at (814) 234-6195.


Volunteering — Bellefonte Area Mission Central HUB will be open 9–11 a.m. at the Trinity United Methodist Church, 128 W. Howard St., Bellefonte. Call (814) 355-9425. Blood Drive — Kish Bank will host a blood drive, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. at 2610 Green Tech Drive, State College. For more information, call (814) 237-3162. Story Time — The Centre Hall Branch Library will have preschool story time, 10:30–11 a.m. at 109 W. Beryl St., Centre Hall. Today’s theme is “Sledding.” Call (814) 364-2580 or visit www.centrecounty Story Time — The Centre County Library and Historical Museum will have toddler story time, 10:30–11:30 a.m. at 200 Allegheny St., Bellefonte. Today’s theme is “Winter Clothing.” Call (814) 355-1516 or visit Line Dancing — Centre Region Parks and Recreation presents line dancing at 10:50 a.m. at the Centre Region Senior Center, 131 S. Fraser St., No.1, State College. No experience necessary or partners needed. Call (814) 231-3076. Blood Drive — The Holiday Inn Express will host a blood drive, noon–6 p.m. at 1925 Waddle Road, State College. For more information, call (814) 237-3162. Blood Drive — The Columbia Volunteer Fire Co. will host a blood drive, 1–7 p.m. in Social Hall, 140 Curtin St., Osceola Mills. For more information, call (814) 2373162. Film — “365 Days: A Year in Happy Valley” will be shown at 4 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. at The State Theatre, 130 W. College Ave., State College. Tickets can be purchased by calling (814) 272-0606, visiting or visiting Bingo — The State College Knights of Columbus will host bingo, 7 p.m. at 850 Stratford Drive, State College. Practice/Performance — The Nittany Knights will perform a capella barbershop songs, 7:15 p.m. at the South Hills School of Business and Technology, 480 Waupelani Drive, State College. For more information, call (814) 777-7455, visit www. or email jimkerhin@


Blood Drive — The Agricultural Administration Building will host a blood drive, 9 a.m.–3 p.m. at Shortlidge and Curtin roads, University Park. The department will make

a $4 per donor donation to THON. For more information, call (814) 237-3162. Coffee Time — Bring a friend and savor that second cup of coffee and conversation, 9:30-11 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall, Howard United Methodist Church, West Main Street, Howard. Blood Drive — The State College Blood Donation Center will host a blood drive, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. at 135 S. Pugh St., State College. All donors will get a sandwich donated by HoneyBaked Ham. For more information, call (814) 237-3162. Story Time — Holt Memorial Library will have a toddler story time, 10:30– 11:30 a.m. at 17 N. Front St., Philipsburg. Call (814) 342-1987 or visit www.centre Story Time — The Centre County Library and Historical Museum will have preschool story time, 1:30–2 p.m. at 200 Allegheny St., Bellefonte. Today’s theme is “Winter Clothing.” Call (814) 355-1516 or visit Farmer’s Market — The Boalsburg Farmer’s Market will be held 2–6 p.m. in St. John’s United Church of Christ, 218 N. Church St., Boalsburg. Vendor products include fall greens and root vegetables, meats, dairy items, breads and apples. Film — “365 Days: A Year in Happy Valley” will be shown at 4 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. at The State Theatre, 130 W. College Ave., State College. Tickets can be purchased by calling (814) 272-0606, visiting or visiting Yoga Class — A gentle yoga class will be held 5–6 p.m. at the Howard United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, 144 W. Main St., Howard. The class is designed to have all flows on the floor. Gain flexibility and strength and leave feeling calm, open and rejuvenated. Call Kathie at (814) 625-2852 or email Yoga Class — A basics level yoga class will be held 6:30–8 p.m. at the Howard United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, 144 W. Main St., Howard. The class is intended for those who may have had some prior yoga experience. Gain flexibility and strength and leave feeling calm, open and rejuvenated. Call Kathie at (814) 625-2852 or email Line Dancing — Centre Region Parks and Recreation presents line dancing at 7 p.m. at the Mt. Nittany Residence, 301 Rolling Ridge Drive, State College. No experience necessary or partners needed. Call (814) 231-3076. Model Railroad Club — Nittany Valley Model Railroad Club meets at 7 p.m. at Old Gregg School Community and Recreation Center, Room No. 1A,106 School St., Spring Mills. Call Fred at (814) 422-7667. Performance — David Zentner will perform 7–10 p.m. at Home D Pizzeria, 1820 S. Atherton St., State College. For more information, call (814) 237-7777. Luncheon — The Women’s Mid-Day Connection Luncheon will be held at 11:45 a.m. at Mountain View Country Club, 100 Elks Club Road, Boalsburg. This month’s theme is “Sacks 5th Avenue.” To make reservations, call Barb at (814) 404-3704. What’s Happening, Page 26

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Children’s Activity — “Toddler Learning Centre” where children ages 18 months to 3 years can play with the opportunity for parents to talk, will take place at 9:15 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. in the Downsbrough Community Room, Schlow Centre Region Library, 211 S. Allen St., State College. Registration is required. For more information, contact the Children’s Department at (814) 235-7817. Story Time — The Centre County Library and Historical Museum will have baby book time, 9:30–10:30 a.m. at 200 Allegheny St., Bellefonte. Book themes will vary throughout the month. Call (814) 355-1516 or visit Children’s Program — Children ages 6 months to 2 years can explore science through books and movement during “Baby Explorers” 10:30–11 a.m. at Discovery Space, 112 W. Foster Ave., Suite 1, State College. Activities are free with paid admission. Call (814) 234-0200, email or visit Story Time — The Centre County Library and Historical Museum will have preschool story time, 10:30–11:30 a.m. at 200 Allegheny St., Bellefonte. Today’s theme is “Winter Clothing.” Call (814) 355-1516 or visit Story Time — Holt Memorial Library will have preschool story time, 10:30–11:30 a.m. at 17 N. Front St., Philipsburg. Today’s theme is “Calling All Flakes!” Call (814) 342-1987 or visit Line Dancing — Centre Region Parks and Recreation presents line dancing at 10:50 a.m. at the Centre Region Senior Center, 131 S. Fraser St., No.1, State College. No experience necessary or partners needed. Call (814) 2313076. Volunteering — Bellefonte Area Mission Central HUB will be open 1–3 p.m. at the Trinity United Methodist Church, 128 W. Howard St., Bellefonte. Call (814) 355-9425. Outreach Program — Connie Schulz, SCASD family outreach specialist, will talk on “Tuning Into Kids,” a program for parents on how to manage and prevent tantrums and meltdowns, noon–1:30 p.m. at Schlow Centre Region Library, 211 S. Allen St., State College. Registration at least one week in advance is required and can be done by visiting or calling (814) 2311070. Childcare will also be available, but must be reserved by calling the Children’s Department at (814) 235-7817 at least one week prior to the program. Blood Drive — Christ the King Parish Center will host a blood drive, 1–7 p.m. at 123 Good St., Houtzdale. For more information, call (814) 237-3162. Children’s Program — The Centre Hall Branch Library will host its Lego Club, 3–3:30 p.m. and 3:45–4:15 p.m., at 109 W. Beryl St., Centre Hall. Call (814) 364-2580 or visit Film — “365 Days: A Year in Happy Valley” will be

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shown at 4 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. at The State Theatre, 130 W. College Ave., State College. Tickets can be purchased by calling (814) 272-0606, visiting or visiting Zumba — New Hope United Methodist Church will sponsor a free Zumba class at 6 p.m. at the church, 1089 E. College Ave., Bellefonte. Call Amanda at (814) 321-4528. Children’s Program — Schlow Centre Region Library will host a “Pajama Concert,” where children are invited to wear their pajamas to listen to stories and classical music with a bassoon quartet, 78 p.m. in the Downsbrough Community Room, 211 S. Allen St., State College. For more information, call the Children’s Department at (814) 2357817.


Story Time — Preschoolers can enjoy stories and songs at the Thursday story time, 10:30–10:50 a.m. at Discovery Space, 112 W. Foster Ave., Suite 1, State College. Story times are free with paid admission. Call (814) 234-0200 or email Children’s Program — Preschoolers ages 3–5 can work on science-themed activities with “Science Adventures,” 11–11:30 a.m. at Discovery Space, 112 W. Foster Ave., Suite 1, State College. The theme is “Exploring New Worlds.” Activities are free with paid admission. Call (814) 234-0200, email or visit Soup Sale — Howard UMC will host a soup sale luncheon, 11 a.m.–1 p.m. at 144 W. Main St. Soup, rolls, a beverage and a slice of pie come with one order. Proceeds from the sale will go to area missions. Craft Class — The Centre County Library and Historical Museum will host “Hooks & Needles,” an adult craft class, 1–2:30 p.m. at 200 Allegheny St., Bellefonte. Call (814) 3551516 or visit Story Time — Holt Memorial Library will have preschool story time, 2–3 p.m. at 17 N. Front St., Philipsburg. Today’s theme is “Calling All Flakes!” Call (814) 342-1987 or visit Children’s Program — The Centre County Library and Historical Museum will host its Lego club, 3:30–4:30 p.m. at 200 Allegheny St., Bellefonte. Call (814) 355-1516 or visit Film — “365 Days: A Year in Happy Valley” will be shown at 4 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. at The State Theatre, 130 W. College Ave., State College. Tickets can be purchased by calling (814) 272-0606, visiting or visiting Teen Movie Night — Centre Hall Branch Library will host a movie night for teens featuring “The Perks of Being a Wallflower,” 6–8 p.m. at 109 W. Beryl St., Centre Hall. Make reservations by calling (814) 364-2580. For more information, visit Family Program — Holt Memorial Library will host “It’s Elementary,” a series of activities and presentations


HOWARD UNITED Methodist Church will host a soup sale from from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 16 at the church, located at 144 W. Main St. in Howard. for elementary school students and their families, 6–7 p.m. at 17 N. Front St., Philipsburg. Tonight’s theme is “Blockheads: Legos Fun.” Call (814) 342-1987 or visit Meeting — Relay for Life of Happy Valley will host a team member meeting, 6 p.m. at the Centre Hall Lions Club, 153 E. Church St., Centre Hall. Class — Mount Nittany Medical Center will host “Hospital Education, Information and Resources (HEIR) and Parents Hospital Tour for Expectant Parents,” 6:30 p.m. and 7:45 p.m. at 1800 E. Park Ave., State College. For more information, contact Dianne Barben at or (814) 231-3132. — Compiled by Gazette staff

GROUP MEETINGS The Gazette will publish the regular meeting dates and times for all Centre County social and service groups, organizations, clubs, etc. that have membership open to the public. To be included in the weekly listing send information by Wednesday one week prior to publication to community@ or mail to: The Centre County Gazette, Attn: Group Meetings, 403 S. Allen St., State College, PA 16801. Adult Bible Study and Kids Program, offering practical help from the Bible and a fun and productive time for kids, will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesdays at Nittany Baptist Church, 430 Mountain Back Road, Spring Mills. Call (814) 360-1601 or visit www.nittany Adult Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse — Men’s Support Group sponsored by The Centre County Women’s Resource Center, meets from 5:30-7 p.m. Tuesdays. Call (814) 237-5220 ext. 247, email or visit Adult Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse — Women’s Support Group sponsored by The Centre County Women’s Resource Center, meets from 5:30-7 p.m. Wednesdays. Call (814) 237-5220 ext. 247, email edteam@ or visit ALIVE Teen Club meets at 6 p.m. Sundays at First Baptist Church, 539 Jacksonville Road, Bellefonte. Call (814) 355-5678 or visit Alzheimer’s/Dementia Support Groups meets the first Friday of every month at 1 p.m. and second Tuesday of every month at 6:30 p.m., Mount Nittany Dining Room at The Inn at Brookline, 1930 Cliffside Drive, State College. Call or email Anne at (814) 234-3141/teadmin@brookline or Janie at (814) 235-2000/iwpcommrel@ for more information. AWANA Club meets at 6 p.m. every Sunday at the First Baptist Church, 539 Jacksonville Road, Bellefonte. Activities and Bible lessons will be held for children ages 3 through sixth grade. Materials provided. Call (814) 3555678 or visit www.fbcbellefonte. org. Bald Eagle Grange No. 151 meets at 7 p.m. the first Tuesday of every month at the Grange Hall in Runville. Bald Eagle Watershed Association meets at 9:30 a.m. the third Monday at the Milesburg Borough Building, 416 Front St., Milesburg. Visit The Bald Eagle Area Class of 1959 meets at 6 p.m. the first Wednesday of each month for dinner. Location changes each month. Call Joyce at (814) 383-4337 or email Bald Eagle Area Class of 1960 meets for lunch at 11:30 a.m. the third Thursday of every month at The Bestway Restaurant, 1023 N. Eagle Valley Road, Howard. Call Barb

(814) 466-6027. Bald Eagle Area Class of 1962 meets for breakfast at 9 a.m. the first Saturday of each month at Bestway Truckstop Restaurant, Route 150, Milesburg. Call Sandy at (814) 3874218. Bald Eagle Area Class of 1964 meets for breakfast at 9 a.m. the fourth Saturday of the month at the Bestway Restaurant, Route 150, I-80 exit 158, Milesburg. Dinner will be at 5:30 p.m. on the third Friday of the month at the Bellefonte Moose, 125 N. Spring St., Bellefonte. Call Sue (814) 625-2132 or bea.1964@ Bald Eagle Area Class of 1965 meets for dinner at 5:30 p.m. the last Friday of each month at Bellefonte Elks, 120 W. High St., Bellefonte. Call Bob (814) 383-2151. Bellefonte High School Class of 1956 meets for dinner at 5:30 p.m. the second Friday of each month at Bellefonte Elks, 120 W. High St., Bellefonte. Call Kay at (814) 359-2738. Bellefonte High School Class 1967 meets for breakfast at 8:30 a.m. the first Saturday of each month at Sunset West, 521 E. College Ave., Pleasant Gap. The location is subject to change. Call Vic at (814) 360-1948. Bellefonte Elks Lodge meets at 7 p.m. the second and fourth Mondays of each month at Bellefonte Elks, 120 W. High St., Bellefonte. Bellefonte Encampment No. 72 and Ridgeley Canton No. 8 meets at 7 p.m. the second Wednesday of each month, Windmere Hall, 454 Rolling Ridge Drive, State College. Bellefonte Garden Club meets at 6:30 p.m. the third Tuesday of the month at the First Presbyterian Church, 203 N. Spring St., Bellefonte. Visit bellefontegardenclub or call (814) 355-4427. Bellefonte Historical Railroad Society meets at 7 p.m. the first Monday of each month at the Train Station, Talleyrand Park, Bellefonte. Call (814) 355-1053 or www. Bellefonte Kiwanis Club meets at noon Tuesdays at the Moose Club, 125 N. Spring St., Bellefonte. Call Richard King at (814) 355-9606 or email kings430elinn@yahoo. com. Bellefonte Sunrise Rotary Club meets at 7:30 a.m. Fridays at Diamond Deli, 103 N. Allegheny St., Bellefonte. Call Mary Jane Fisher at (814) 355-5905. Bellefonte Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1600 meets at 8 p.m. the second Thursday of every month at Post Home, Spring Street, Bellefonte. Bellefonte Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1600 Ladies Auxiliary meets at 7 p.m. the second Wednesday of every month at Post Home, Spring Street, Bellefonte. Better Breathers Support Group meets at 2 p.m. the third Thursday every month at HealthSouth Nittany Valley Rehabilitation Hospital, 550 E. College Ave., Pleasant Gap. Call James Williamson, respiratory manager, at (814) 359-

3421. Better Breathers is affiliated with the American Lung Association. Business Networking International meets at 7 a.m. Thursdays at Celebration Hall, 2280 Commercial Blvd., State College. Members share ideas, contacts and business referrals. Fee is $10 for room and breakfast. Call Kelly Swisher at (814) 280-1656. Boy Scouts of America BSA Troop 66 meets from 7-8 p.m. every Tuesday at Pleasant Gap United Methodist Church, 179 S. Main St., Pleasant Gap. Email Scoutmaster Bill Weaver at Brain Injury Support Group meets at 7 p.m. the second Tuesday of every month at HealthSouth Nittany Valley Rehabilitation Hospital, 550 E. College Ave., Pleasant Gap. Call Sharon Poorman, nurse manager, at (814) 359-3421. There will be no meetings in January and February. Breast Cancer Support Group meets from 5:30-7 p.m. the first Monday of every month in the ground floor conference rooms, Mount Nittany Medical Center, 1800 E. Park Ave., State College. If the first Monday of the month is a holiday, the meeting will be held on the second Monday of the month. Call Cheri at (814) 231-7005. The Caregivers Support Group of the Cancer Survivors’ Association meets at 10:30 a.m. the first Monday of the month in Conference Room 6, Mount Nittany Medical Center, 1800 E. Park Ave., State College. Catholic Daughters of the Americas social begins at 6:30 p.m. and meets at 7 p.m. the first Thursday of every month at St. John’s Catholic School auditorium, 134 E. Bishop St., Bellefonte. Call (814) 355-7730 or email Central Pennsylvania Holistic Wellness Group will meet to share and learn about many methods and techniques to support a holistic, homeopathic and spiritual lifestyle from 6:30-8 p.m. the second Wednesday of each month at the Inspired Holistic Wellness, 107 S. Spring St., Bellefonte. Call (814) 883-0957 or visit central-pa-holistic-wellnessgroup. The Centre County Down Syndrome Society meets from 7-9 p.m. on the second Thursday of the month in the offices at 111 Sowers St., Suite 504, in State College. Email or visit www.centrecountydown Centre County Greens meets at 7:15 p.m. the first Monday of every month at Webster’s Bookstore & Café, 133 E. Beaver Ave., State College. Centre County Real Estate Investment Club meets from 7-9 p.m. the third Thursday of every month at RE/ MAX Centre Realty, 1375 Martin St., State College. Call (814) 280-5839 or email Visit www. Group Meetings, Page 27

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MOPS, Mothers of Preschoolers, sponsored by New Hope Church, is designed to nurture every mother with children from pregnancy through kindergarten and meets the first and third Thursday of each month at The State College Evangelical Free Church, 1243 Blue Course Drive, State College. Child care is provided for each monthly meeting. Visit Mount Nittany Health’s Diabetes Network diabetes support group meets from 10:15-11:15 a.m. the second Wednesday of every month at the Centre Region Senior Center, 131 S. Fraser St., No. 1, State College. Call Carol Clitherow at (814) 231-3076 or visit www.mountnittany org/diabetes. Multiple Sclerosis Support Group meets at 6 p.m. every third Tuesday at HealthSouth Nittany Valley Rehabilitation Hospital, Outpatient Entrance, 550 E. College Ave., Pleasant Gap. The support group is affiliated with the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Harrisburg office. Call Steve Uberti at (814) 359-3421. National Alliance on Mental Illness meets at 7 p.m. every second Tuesday at South Hills School, State College. June is the last meeting of the summer. Meetings resume in September. Call Dave (814) 238-1983. The Neuropathy Support Group of Central Pennsylvania will meet at 2 p.m. the fourth Sunday at the Mount Nittany Medical Center, Conference Room 3, 1800 E. Park Ave., State College. Call David Brown at (814) 531-1024. Nittany Knights Barbershop Chorus meets at 7:15 p.m. every Monday at South Hills School, State College. Men who like to sing are welcome. Visit www.nittanyknights. org or call Bill (814) 355-3557. Nittany Leatherneck Detachment meets from 7:30-9 p.m. at the Bellefonte Elks Club on the second Tuesday of every month, January through October. All Marines and F.M.F. corpsmen are welcome. Nittany Valley Model Railroad Club meets at 7 p.m. Tuesdays at Old Gregg School, Room 1A, 106 School St., Spring Mills. Call Fred at (814) 422-7667. Nittany Mineral Society will hold a social at 6:30 p.m. and meet at 7:30 p.m. the third Wednesday of each month in Room 116, Auditorium of the Earth and Engineering Sciences Building, University Park. Call (814) 867-6263 or visit Nittany Valley Woodturners meet from 7-9 p.m. every first Thursday in the woodworking shop of State College Area High School, South Building, 650 Westerly Parkway, State College. Email or visit The Nittany Valley Writers Network meets for an earlyrisers breakfast at 7 a.m. every third Wednesday at The Waffle Shop, 1610 W. College Ave., State College. The Nittany Valley Writers Network meets from 7-8:30 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month at Schlow Centre Region Library, 211 S. Allen St., State College. Old Gregg School Community and Recreation Center meets at 7 p.m. the first Thursday of every month in Room 106, 106 School St., Spring Mills. Call (814) 422-8582, email or visit Parent Support Group for Children with Eating Disorders meets from 7-8 p.m. the second Tuesday of every month in Conference Room 3, Mount Nittany Medical Center, 1800 E. Park Ave., State College. Call Kristie Kaufman at (814) 466-7921. Penns Valley Grange No. 158 meets at 7:30 p.m. the second Thursday of every month in Grange Hall, Railroad Street, Spring Mills. Pleasant Gap Rotary Club meets at 6 p.m. every Thursday at The Oaks, 220 Rachel Drive, Pleasant Gap. Reiki Group will meet from 6:30-8:30 p.m. the first Wednesday of the month at Inspired Holistic Wellness, 107 S. Spring St., Bellefonte. Call (814) 883-0957, email, or visit www.inspired RSVP is appreciated. The Romans 12:2 Group meets from 7-8:30 p.m. Mondays at 204 W. High St., Bellefonte. The group is an addictions breakaway program sponsored by Lifegate Baptist Church, and is open to all who are suffering from any form of addiction as well as to family members that may be affected by the addict’s behavior. Call (814) 353-1942. Sacred Harp Singing meets from 7-8:30 a.m. the second and fourth Monday at the University Mennonite Church, 1606 Norma St., State College. Visit www.statecollege sacredharp. com. The Snow Shoe Lions Club meets at 6:30 p.m. the first

Centre Hall Lions Club meets at 6:30 p.m. the second Tuesday of the month and at 7 p.m. the fourth Tuesday of the month at Centre Hall Lions Club Building, 153 E. Church St., Centre Hall. Centre Line Riders — ABATE of Pennsylvania, Chapter 18 meets at noon the third Saturday of each month at the Centre Hall American Legion, 2928 Penns Valley Pike, Centre Hall. Centre Pieces Quilt Guild meets from 7-9 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month (March through December) at the Mount Nittany Middle School Cafeteria, 656 Brandywine Drive, State College. Visit or call (814) 237-6009. Centre Region Model Investment Club meets at 6:30 p.m. on the second Monday of the month at the Mazza Room, South Hills Business School, 480 Waupelani Drive, State College. Call (814) 234-8775 or email cr20mic@aol. com. The Centre Region Wargaming and Miniatures Group will meet each week. Meeting times and place changes each week. Join the website to become active: The Compassionate Friends Group meets from 7-8:30 p.m. the second Monday of each month at New Hope, 1089 E. College Ave., Bellefonte. TCF is a national nonprofit support organization offering understanding, friendship and hope to families following the death of a child of any age, from any cause. Contact Peg Herbstritt at (814) 5745997 or email FHA Center for Weight Management and Nutrition hosts a bariatric surgery support group from 6-7 p.m. the third Thursday of each month in Classroom 4, Lewistown Hospital, 400 Highland Ave., Lewistown. Sessions are moderated by Virginia M. Wray. Call (717) 242-7099 or visit Girls of Bald Eagle Area High School Class of 1961 meets at 11:30 a.m. the second Tuesday of each month at the Mt. Valley Diner, 850 S. Eagle Valley Road, Wingate. Call (814) 355-3686. Halfmoon Garden Club meets at 1 p.m. the first Thursday of the month. Membership is open to Halfmoon Township residents. Contact Barbara Fleischer by phone at (814) 693-0188 or by email at; or contact Lori Clayton by phone at (814) 692-8077 or by email at Halfmoon Grange No. 290 meets at 7:30 p.m. the first Monday of every month at the Grange Hall in Centennia. Call Diane at (814) 692-4580. Hearing Loss Association of America meets at 7 p.m. the second Monday of each month at Foxdale, 500 E. Marylyn Ave., State College. Learn the latest technology available for hearing loss. Heart Failure Support Group will meet at 4 p.m. the fourth Monday of every month at HealthSouth Nittany Valley Rehabilitation Hospital, 550 E. College Ave., Pleasant Gap. Call Traci Curtorillo, nurse manager, at (814) 359-3421. Heritage Museum Board meets at 7 p.m. the second Thursday of the month at the Boalsburg Municipal Building, Main Street, Boalsburg. Call Dr. Pete Ferretti at (814) 574-0939 or email I.O.O.F. Centre Lodge #153 meets at 7:30 p.m. the first and third Thursday of each month at I.O.O.F. Lodge Hall, 756 N. Main St., Pleasant Gap. Junior Rockhounds meets at 5 p.m. the third Wednesday of each month in Room 121, Earth and Engineering Sciences Building, University Park. Call (814) 867-6263 or visit Keystone Guild of the Watchmakers Association of Pa. meets at 1 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month at Bull Pen Restaurant, Washington Avenue at First Street, Tyrone. Call George at (814) 238-1668. Ladies Grief Support Group meets at 2 p.m. every second and fourth Tuesday at Living Faith Church, 113 Sunset Acres, Milesburg. Call Hazel at (814) 387-4952. Marion Grange 223 meets at 7 p.m. the second Thursday of every month at the Jacksonville Grange Hall. For more information, call Brenda at (814) 383-2796. The Milesburg Lions Club meets at 7 p.m. the first and third Tuesday of every month at Milesburg Center across from Uni-Mart.

Page 27 and fourth Wednesday of every month at the Moshannon Community Center, Route 144, Snow Shoe. Soroptimist International of Centre County meet at 6 p.m. the first Monday of the month at the Atherton Hotel, 125 S. Atherton St., State College. Call (814) 234-0658 or email State College Area High School Class of ’65 meets for brunch at 10:30 a.m. the second Wednesday of each month at Way’s Fruit Market, 2355 Halfmoon Valley Road, Port Matilda. State College Downtown Rotary Club meets at noon on Thursdays at Damon’s, 1031 E. College Ave., State College. State College Elks Lodge meets at 7:30 p.m. the second and fourth Tuesday of each month at Mountain View Country Club, 100 Elks Club Road, Boalsburg. State College Lions Club meets at 6:15 p.m. the first and third Thursday of the month at Damon’s, 1031 E. College Ave., State College. State College Rotary Club meets at 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays at Nittany Lion Inn, Faculty Staff Lounge, 200 W. Park Ave., University Park. State College Sunrise Rotary Club meets at 7:15 a.m. Wednesdays at Hotel State College, 106 S. Allen St., State College, above The Corner Room. State College Weavers Guild meets from 7:30-9 p.m. on the third Thursday of the month, September through May. Meetings are held in members’ homes. Refreshments are served at 7 p.m. For meeting location, visit www.state or call (814) 234-7344. Support Group for Family & Friends of Childhood Sexual Abuse Survivors, sponsored by The Centre County Women’s Resource Center, meets from 5:30-7 p.m. Mondays. Call (814) 237-5220 ext. 247, email edteam@ccwrc. org or visit Stroke Support Group meets at 4 p.m. the last Tuesday of every month at HealthSouth Nittany Valley Rehabilitation Hospital, 550 E. College Ave., Pleasant Gap. There will be no meeting in August and December. Call Caroline Salva-Romero, speech therapy manager, or Linda Meyer, speech-language pathologist, at (814) 359-3421. The Survivors’ Support Group of the Cancer Survivors’ Association meets at 11:30 a.m. the third Monday of the month in Conference Room 3, Mount Nittany Medical Center, 1800 E. Park Ave., State College. TOPS, Take Off Pounds Sensibly, will meet at 6:20 p.m. every Tuesday at the American Legion, 2928 Penns Valley Pike, Centre Hall. Weigh-in will be held from 5:30-6:20 p.m. Call Aurelia Confer at (814) 574-1747. TOPS, Take Off Pounds Sensibly, PA 473 support group meets at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday in the conference room of Windsong Apartments at Brookline, 1950 Cliffside Drive, State College. Call Jane Wettstone at (814) 404-1689. TRIAD, a public safety group for senior citizens, meets each second Thursday in various locations. Call Helen Evans at (814) 237-8932. Trout Unlimited, a nonprofit conservation organization, meets at 7:30 p.m. every first Thursday at Comfort Suites Hotel, 132 Village Drive, State College. Walker Grange #2007 meets the second Tuesday of every month at 7 p.m. at the Walker Township Building, 816 Nittany Valley Drive, Bellefonte. Weight Loss Challenge meets at 6 p.m. Tuesdays at the Park Forest Baptist Church, 3030 Carnegie Drive, State College. The class also meets at 7 p.m. Thursdays at the Faith Baptist Church, 647 Valley Vista Drive, State College. Membership fee is $35. Call Darlene Foster at (814) 2388739 or email at rdf55@ WiNGs, the Women’s Network Group for women entrepreneurs, has a social from 8-8:30 a.m. and meets from 8:30-10:30 a.m., the third Wednesday of every month at the Patton Township conference room, 100 Patton Plaza, State College. Email or call (814) 360-1063. Women’s Welcome Club of State College meets at 7 p.m. the second Wednesday of every month at Oakwood Presbyterian Church, 1865 Waddle Road, State College. Visit or email wwcmembership@ Young at Hearts Club meets for Red Pin bowling at 1 p.m. the first and third Wednesday of the month at the Millheim Lanes, Main Street, Millheim. A yearly $5 donation is requested to join the club. — Compiled by Gazette staff

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New PSU MOOC explores impact of energy use From Gazette staff reports

UNIVERSITY PARK — Professor Richard Alley travels the world talking about the science behind climate change. But the prize-winning scientist won’t have to leave his office to reach more than 28,000 people around the world who have signed up for Energy, the Environment and Our Future, Penn State’s latest massive open online course, or MOOC. The eight-week course began on Jan. 6. “This is a way to interact with a lot of people in a lot of different places,” said Alley, the Evan Pugh Professor of Geosciences in Penn State’s College of Earth and Mineral Sciences. The course will look at how “the unintended consequences of energy use are affecting people around the world and changing the climate in ways that will make life much harder,” and explore options for developing sustainable energy systems. Part of a scientist’s job is to “take what we know and help people get good from

it,” Alley said. “On the issue of energy and environment, the scholarship is very clear: If we use this information we end up better off.” “The scholarship is also very clear that right now the information is not being used very much, so this is part of my effort to get the good word to a lot of people,” Alley said. One course can’t change the world, he added, “but if a lot of people in a lot of places are working on it, eventually you may win.” Alley was one of the authors on the U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, whose members shared the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize with former Vice President Al Gore. The course is the fifth of Penn State’s initial offerings through its partnership with the MOOC platform Coursera. April Millet, the learning designer who worked with Alley to design the course, said three teaching assistants and two instructional designers will help keep the course running for the 28,000 students, who come from every continent except Antarctica.

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PENN STATE’S latest MOOC, taught by Richard Alley, looks at the unintended consequences of energy use on the climate and economy.

So, you’ve come into money? Time to prepare, not spend RANDY REEDER

Randy Reeder is a representative of Thrivent Financial. He can be reached at (814) 353-3303.

The tale is not uncommon. A person comes into a large amount of money through some financial windfall — a “lottery” payout — and rather than helping his or her financial situation, the money is quickly frittered away, sometimes leaving the person even worse off. For most people, winning the lottery isn’t in the cards, but a financial windfall is not out of the question. Indeed, what many

don’t realize is that it is far likelier that a large amount of money may land in one’s lap through an inheritance, proceeds from the sale of a business or lump-sum payments from retirement plans versus winning big in Las Vegas, which is an event that requires a serious beating of the odds. But, that windfall can quickly turn into a nightmare if not handled correctly. Stress and anxiety often accompany unexpected wealth, and for good reason. Typically, many people who receive large sums of money spend it all within a few years and sometimes amass more debt than they had before the windfall. How can this be avoided? Here are some very simple tips that can help alleviate the pitfalls that often accompany unexpected wealth:

n Resist the temptation to spend. Buying that sports car or taking a cruise is a natural impulse, but waiting a few months to explore all options is a good idea. In the short term, consider depositing the money into an interest-bearing bank account that keeps the windfall safe. n Put it in perspective. With the extra bucks may come extra tax obligations. Before sharing, saving or spending, set aside enough money to cover the taxes of a potentially higher income tax bracket. n Reevaluate goals and budget. Sudden wealth may dramatically affect one’s goals. Regardless, continue to think long term and keep careful track of goals and budget. n Review estate and retirement strate-

gies. Update wills and review estate tax issues. Doing so ensures the right transfer of wealth based on new circumstances. n Share. Set aside some money for family or a favorite charity or congregation. n Seek professional help. A professional can provide sound recommendations and innovative solutions to help manage a windfall in ways that reflect one’s values while helping one stay focused on long-term goals. Financial windfalls can be managed in a way that is both enjoyable and responsible. Working with a financial professional can help ensure that the windfall helps secure one’s future, not jeopardize it.

Donley gift to support entrepreneurship, innovation programs From Gazette staff reports UNIVERSITY PARK — Programs that develop and encourage entrepreneurship and innovation in Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences will receive a boost as a result of a gift from an alumnus of the college and his wife. William and Margaret Donley, of Pittsburgh, targeted their $50,000 gift to an existing endowment that provides programmatic support for the college’s Entrepreneurship and Innovation Program. This initiative includes entrepreneurship-focused classes, the Ag Business Springboard undergraduate student competition and the Research Applications for Innovation grant program for faculty. Proceeds from the endowment can be used to cover expenses related to scholarly activities for faculty and students, staff support, travel and other needs. “Bill and Maggie’s gift provides essential support for our program,” said Harbaugh Entrepreneurship Scholar Mark Gagnon, who oversees the Entrepreneurship and Innovation initiative. “Their generosity will help us to engage and empower students and faculty to move forward with their own entrepreneurial journeys.” With the world becoming a more fast paced, competitive and complicated place, the Entrepreneurship and Innovation Program is a timely and critically initiative, noted William Donley. “Maggie and I have both benefited from

our Penn State experiences, and we feel strongly that this support will help the College of Agricultural Sciences remain a world-class institution for generations to come,” he said. William Donley graduated from the College of Agricultural Sciences in 1978 with a bachelor’s degree in forest science before earning a master’s of business administration from the University of Pittsburgh’s Executive MBA program. He had a 31-year career in senior management with extensive experience in global materials and services businesses. He worked for nearly 20 years with Koppers Co. and its spinoff, Koppers Industries, where he gained management experience in sales, procurement, operations, strategic planning and division management. In 2005, as president of RailWorks’ products and services group, Donley led a management buyout to form Tangent Rail, a Pittsburgh railroad industry service company. He was president and CEO of Tangent until it was sold in 2010, after which he retired. Donley is chairman of the Entrepreneurship and Innovation Program advisory board and serves as a judge for the Ag Business Springboard student competition. He received the Outstanding Alumnus Award from the college’s former School of Forest Resources, now the Department of Ecosystem Science and Management. Margaret Donley is a 1979 Penn State graduate with a

DEED TRANSFERS The following property transactions were compiled from information provided by the Centre County Recorder of Deeds, Joseph Davidson. The Gazette is not responsible for typographical errors. The published information is believed to be accurate; however, the Gazette neither warrants nor accepts any liability or responsibility for inaccurate information.


George Allen Blakeslee estate and Clearfield Bank & Trust Co. to Gary M. Sager, 955 Shady Lane, Bellefonte, $165,000. Elizabeth A. Irwin to Tyler J. Constable and Elise Constable, 843 E. High St., Bellefonte, $142,000. Virginia McElhinny and Andrew O. McElhinny to Jane R. Mangino, 119 N. Penn St., Bellefonte, $43,000. Walter B. Peterson and Jolene D. Peterson to Jeremy C. Jackson and Lauren D. Parker, 422 E. Cherry Lane,

$102,500. Amy E. Ridenour, Amy E. O’Neil and Randal Ridenour to Jodi E. Breon, 635 E. Logan St., Bellefonte, $143,000.


Berks Construction Company Inc. and Berks Homes to Two CC Ventures LLC, 197 Amberleigh Lane, Bellefonte, $187,000. George E. Dyke to David B. Thompson, 1897 Valley View Road, Bellefonte, $27,500. Ronald D. Mattern, Allen Rex Mattern by agent, Daniel L. Mattern by agent and East End Partnership to Carl E. Hill, 12 Midway Drive, Bellefonte, $304,117.


Veronica L. Bressler, George T. Powell and Veronica L. Powell to Kyle Fratz, 710 Wayne St., Boalsburg, $262,000. Deed Transfers, Page 30

bachelor’s degree in German from the College of Liberal Arts and a minor in international business. As a student, she was a cheerleader and a member of Parmi Nous Society and Delta Delta Delta sorority. The Donleys’ gift will help the College of Agricultural Sciences to achieve the goals of For the Future: The Campaign for Penn State Students. This university-wide effort is directed toward a shared vision of Penn State as the most comprehensive, student-centered research university in America. The university is engaging Penn State’s alumni and friends as partners in achieving six key objectives: ensuring student access and opportunity, enhancing honors education, enriching the student experience, building faculty strength and capacity, fostering discovery and creativity, and sustaining the University’s tradition of quality. The campaign’s top priority is keeping a Penn State degree affordable for students and families. The For the Future campaign is the most ambitious effort of its kind in Penn State’s history, with the goal of securing $2 billion by 2014.

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1 Dividends are not guaranteed. 2As of Dec. 31, 2012. Insurance products issued or offered by Thrivent Financial for Lutherans, Appleton, WI. Not all products are available in all states. Securities and investment advisory services are offered through Thrivent Investment Management Inc., 625 Fourth Ave. S., Minneapolis, MN 55415, 800-847-4836, a FINRA and SIPC member and a wholly owned subsidiary of Thrivent Financial for Lutherans. Thrivent Financial representatives are registered representatives of Thrivent Investment Management Inc. They are also licensed insurance agents/producers of Thrivent Financial. For additional important disclosure information, please visit 26226A R4-13 © 2013 Thrivent Financial for Lutherans 652602

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Deed Transfers, from page 29 Carol R. Bruszewski to Denise Woodward and John W. Miley, Willow Circle, State College, $38,974. Carol R. Bruszewski to Jonathan C. Cofer, Sylvia T. Weilacher, Eli C. C. Byrne and Caryl E. Byrne, Willow Circle, State College, $37,026. Richard F. Delozier Jr. and Jennifer L. Delozier to William D. Rittelmann and Debra L. Rittelmann, Gaslight Circle, State College, $70,000. Frederick J. Kissinger and Richard G. Kissinger to Jaime J. Saona and Carolyn J. Saona, 1337 Haymaker Road, State College, $75,000. Janos Koltay to Charles A. Farrell and Constance B. Farrell, 250 Reese Road, State College, $1,100,000. John R. Mangino and Jane R. Mangino to Andrew H. Coward and Michelle C. Vigeant, 117 Oak Pointe Circle, State College, $410,000. Christine M. Strauch to Clinton E. Eury and Jennifer L. Eury, 801 Shamrock Ave., State College, $277,000. Stearns Boal LP to Barbara B. Deshong and Ralph L. Deshong, 185 Mossey Glen Road, State College, $84,500.


Robert W. Behrer estate and Lorrie K. Behrer executor


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to Robert E. Behrer Family Trust, Lorrie K. Behrer cotrustee and Kirk W. Behrer co-trustee, 3250 W. Pine Grove Road, Pennsylvania Furnace, $1. Circleville Road Partners C LP to Berks Homes LLC, Havershire Boulevard, State College, $29,700. Amy S. Czekaj to Victoria Guarrieri, 3011 Fairchild Lane, State College, $270,000. Gary V. Fisher and Daniel Cedrone to Federal National Mortgage Association, 355 Johnson Road, Pennsylvania Furnace, $1. Louis T. Glantz to Ava D. Glantz, 125 Edith St., State College, $1. Masarj LP to HBR Investments LP, 1212 N. Atherton St., State College, $1,350,000. Ida Mae McQuade and Amanda M. McQuade to Ida Mae McQuade, 347 W. Pine Grove Road, Pine Grove Mills, $1. Michael E. Miller, Lisa M. Miller, Freda W. Shawver estate, Ruth S. Confer co-executor, Jeffrey M. Shawver coexecutor and Stephen P. Shawver co-executor to Michael E. Miller, Lisa M. Miller, Freda W. Shawver estate, Ruth S. Confer co-executor, Jeffrey M. Shawver co-executor and Stephen P. Shawver co-executor. A. Glenn Mower Jr. and Anne C. Mower to Steven A. Mower, 1449 N. Allen St., State College, $180,000. Steven R. Rise to Steven Raymond Rice and Carolina Anne Rice, 2320 Falcon Pointe Drive, State College, $1. Torron Group LP to Pennsylvania State University, 3110 Research Drive, State College, $3,648,000. Darlene E. Weener to Darlene E. Weener, 256 Deepwood Drive, State College, $1. Paul I. Woodland by agent to Siyuan Shen and Zhengxin Yang, 1141 W. Aaron Drive, State College, $130,000. Marilyn J. Zaccagni, Derrel R. Zaccagni and Norma L. Zaccagni to Joseph J. F. Heintz and Ginger E. Heintz, 864 Harold Drive, Pennsylvania Furnace, $275,500. Edward L. Zuroweste and Candace Kugel to Kevin J. Hagpoian and Rhonda K. Johannesen, 878 N. Allen St., State College, $265,400.


Russell C. Judy and Barbara A. Judy to Meghan McCracken and Mark Risso, 987 Upper Georges Valley Road, Spring Mills, $70,000. Steven P. Rossman to Steven P. Rossman and Kimberly J. Rossman, 110 Blue Ball Road, Centre Hall, $1. Robert L. Sweeley and Cynthia J. Sweeley to Cynthia J. Sweeley, 332 Harter Road, Spring Mills, $1.


Kenneth C. Hearn and Mary L. Hearn to David H. Allgeier and C. Beth Maybee, 34 Morris Road, Port Matilda, $242,500. S&A Homes Inc. to Jeffery I. Jones and Laura M. Jones, 38 Bridle Path Court, Port Matilda, $,399,840.


Lynor C. Bachman and Randall A. Bachman to Kevin J. Lloyd, Boal Avenue, Boalsburg, $1. Randall A. Bachman and Lynor C. Bachman to Kevin J. Lloyd, 136 Old Stone Lane, Boalsburg, $1. TOA PA IV LP to Robert J. Neyhart and Patricia M. Neyhart, 144 Pilgrim Drive, Boalsburg, $343,219.26. TOA PA IV LP to Ricky D. Rishel and Diane Rishel, 206 Beacon Circle, Boalsburg, $344,398.62. Theodore L. Ballenger and Erlinda B. Ballender to Leslie E. Urish, 218 Kimport Ave., Boalsburg, $175,000. GTW Associates to Victor H. Campbell III Revocable Trist, 1257 S. Garner St., State College, 4100,000.


Carey Lee Shoemaker estate and Susan S. Benedict executrix to Stanislav Kovalev and Polina Kovalev, 111 Holtzinger Lane, Julian, $85,000. Janet H. Wood to James R. Lohr, 6776 S. Eagle Valley Road, Julian, $22,000.


James B. Bitner, Sara F. Bitner, Jeffery R. Bitner and Kathleen H. Bitner to James B. Bitner and Sara F. Bitner, North Eagle Valley Road, $1.


Kenneth C. Clouser Jr. and Elanor Jane Clouser to Clouser Farm Enterprises, 250 Madisonburg Pike, Madisonburg, $1.


LYONS SALVAGE LLC. We buy junk cars, trucks & scrap metals 1806 Zion Rd. Bellefonte

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David H. Allegeier and C. Beth Maybee to Eric M. Foster and Crystal M. Foster, 5191 W. Buffalo Run Road, Port Matilda, $162,000. David H. Allegeier, C. Beth Maybee, Jeffrey L. VanFossan, Dean T. Spanos and Linda H. Spanos, to David H. Allegeier, C. Beth Maybee, Jeffrey L. VanFossan, Dean T. Spanos and Linda H. Spanos. Bonita K. Avillion to Michael J. Montgomery, 111 W. Clearview Ave., State College, $185,000. Cynthia K. Flick and Kristina M. Updegraff to Cynthia K. Flick, 1981 N. Oak Lane, State College, $1. Elanor M. Lawton to Xi Cia and Huan Zhang, 208 Amblewood Way, State College, $205,000. James E. Leslie and Janet E. Leslie to Matthew Scott Goguen, 436 Sylvan Drive, State College, $203,500. Samuel B. Livingston and Vicki K. Lozinski to William Ginoza Revocable Trust, Lillian Ginoza co-trustee and Donn Ginoza co-trustee, 433 Canterbury Drive, State College, $166,900. Audrey C. Romano and James P. Mundie to Ryan F. Cummins, 413 Sylvan Drive, State College, $209,000.


Eric Allgyer to Andrew Kotys, 384 Siglerville Millheim Pike, Spring Mills, $82,500.

January 9-15, 2014 Philip J. Bosak and Kathleen R. Bosak to Brian P. Bosak, Smithtown Gap Road, Spring Mills, $1.


FV-I Inc. to Jennifer Romano and Pasquale V. Romano Jr., Philipsburg, 719 Alder St., Philipsburg, $12,000. Susan Spencer Payne by sheriff, Clinton W. Spencer by sheriff and Lynnette D. Spencer by sheriff to Northwest Savings Bank, 446 Water St., Philipsburg, $30,000. Tax Claim Bureau of Centre County, Keith M. Blake by trustee and Karen A. Blake by trustee to Country Living Homes Builders Inc., South Water Street, Philipsburg, $1,915.46. Tax Claim Bureau of Centre County, Keith M. Blake by trustee and Karen A. Blake by trustee to Country Living Homes Builders Inc., 102 W. Presqueisle St., Philipsburg, $5,113.46.


Donald C. Donagher Jr. to Commonwealth of PA Dept. of Transportation, 1924 Daisy St., Ext., Clearfield, $1. Debra J. Fuller to Debra J. Fuller, 124 Zerby Road, Centre Hall, $1. Sandra E. Rishel to Commonwealth of PA Dept. of Transportation, 1924 Daisy St., Ext., Clearfield, $1. Steven T. Wolfe and Scott D. Wolfe to Darren A. Narber and Anne T. Narber, 140 Middle Road, Centre Hall, $180,500.


Sara Murarik and Nathaniel P. Murarik to Macey E. Hamm, Greenbriar Road, Philipsburg, $21,000. Tax Claim Bureau of Centre County and Luther H. Carr by trustee to Matthew L. Moore and Natalie L. Moore, Ichabod Lane, Shirleysburg, $2,227.58. Tax Claim Bureau of Centre County, Sally A. Christine by trustee and Jeffrey S. Christine by trustee to James L. Eirich and Doris E. Eirich, 102 Walker St., Osceola Mills, $3,832.06. Tax Claim Bureau of Centre County, Minnie Pearl Hoopsick by trustee and Paul H. Hoopsick by trustee to James L. Eirich Sr. and Doris E. Eirich, 104 Walker St., Osceola Mills, $766.09. Gary M. Wilson by sheriff to Bank of New York Mellon, 125 Penn Five Road, Philipsburg, $9,590.


Betty A. Park to Jo E. Packer, 304 E. Olive St., Snow Shoe, $85,000. Daniel R. Rauch and Jami J. Rauch to Timothy J. McFarland and Candace McFarland, 104 W. Park Ave., Snow Shoe, $165,000.


John W. Butterworth to Stephen Butterworth, Urbanik Lane, Clarence, $1. Tax Claim Bureau of Centre County and Ralph H. Anspach by trustee to Vinmek LP, 748 Hicklen Ridge Road, Snow Shoe, $28,500.


Iva M. Boone estate, Ernest L. Boone co-executor, Vera J. Musser co-executor and Aaron I. Boone co-executor to Graymount (PA) Inc., 1260 E. College Ave., Bellefonte, $2,700,000. Joseph K. Bowman and Holly A. Bowman to Holly J. Barnard, 629 Fairview St., Bellefonte, $135,000. Wendi M. Gingerich by sheriff and John D. Bilbay by sheriff to US Bank, 947 Halfmoon St., Bellefonte, $4,426.95. Janos Koltay and Cheryl D. Koltay to Randal Ridenour and Amy E. Ridenour, 149 Faust Circle, Bellefonte, $176,500. Sharon L. Miller and Leisa A. Hall to Donald N. Houtz and Toniann Houtz, 422 Irish Hollow Road, Bellefonte, $31,000. Tax Claim Bureau of Centre County, Charles O. Nicholson by trustee and Kathleen M. Nicholson by trustee to Plus Point Partners, 1337 Axemann Road, Bellefonte, $5,981.48. Brenda L. Praskovich and Alan L. Praskovich to Jason B. Ammerman and Jennifer N. Ammerman, 905 Green St., Bellefonte, $136,000. Robert M. Waldhuber and Nancy M. Jones to Sylvia T. Mounie, 145 Faust Circle, Bellefonte, $190,000.


Scott A. Blodgett and Jennifer M. Blodgett to Timothy Michael Murtha Jr. and Erin Elizabeth Murtha, 136 Hillcrest Ave., State College, $388,000. Marjorie M. Holland to Lorna S. Arocena, Angelo S. Arocena and Mary Lou S. Arocena, 1219 S. Pugh St., State College, $238,000. Fred C. Tumbleson estate, Dana T. Tumbleson & executor, Mary E. Tumbleson, Fred W. Tumbleson, Yvonne Tumbleson, Sharon L. Hall and Kenneth L. Hall to Dana T. Tumbleson and Mary E. Tumbleson, 653 W. Sycamore St., Snow Shoe, $1. Violet L. Weeden estate and Paul Allen Weeden executor to Richard J. Row Jr., 733 E. Foster Ave., State College, $199,000.


Paul J. Frye, Lois L. Frye and Lois L. Gardner to Lois L. Gardner, 673 W. Fowler Hollow Lane, Port Matilda, $1.


PP Properties Partnership to Gary M. Cornelisse and Sarah A. Cornelisse, Two Mile Run Road, Howard, $80,000. Samuel B. Stoltzfus and Mary E. Stoltzfus to Jonas Z. Esh and Sally S. Esh, 130 Zook Lane, Howard, $230,000. — Compiled by Gazette staff

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