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November 27-December 4, 2013

Volume 5, Issue 48

Borough budget talks begin

Small Business Saturday showcases local shopping flair


STATE COLLEGE — The State College Borough Council has begun reviewing spending plans for the upcoming year, which include a $1.1 million budget increase and tax increase. Each year, the budget deliberations result in hours of discussion and a final budget that reaches hundreds of pages in length. The process provides a glimpse into the way the borough spent money over the previous 12 months, as well as the changes council has in store for future expenditures. As projected, the operating budget for the borough will rise from about $22.2 million in 2013 to $23.4 million in 2014. To make up the difference in expenses, a tax increase of 1.5 mills has been proposed. One mill brings in about $400,000 into borough coffers. The last time taxes were raised in the borough was 2009. Over the course of several meetings in November so far, council members debated the merits of specific spending hikes and cuts and heard presentations from borough officials. Some upcoming plans that reflect the budget hike include a $9.7 million project that will include renovations to the borough’s Public Works facility on Osmond Street and the section of Atherton Street between College and Beaver Avenues. Also slated for 2014 is a $775,000 update to Pugh Street that will add turn lanes and repair the street’s surface. At the meetings, council also sat down to presentations detailing the 2014 budgets for individual borough departments. Budget, Page 5



STATE COLLEGE — As Small Business Saturday approaches, many area business owners attribute much of their success to their location. Whether it’s the Centre Region as a whole or a quaint little town square, these shop owners say it’s the people and community that will show support on Nov. 30. Duncan Crane, co-owner of Crystal Cave on Calder Way in downtown State College, said his store just opened over the summer, so this will be his first Small Business Saturday. “I don’t really know what to expect,” he said, explaining the potential competition from Nittany Mall and various large retail stores. “I really hope there’s a small business community out there.” Crane said his jewelry store, in which customers can make their own jewelry using beads, precious stones and other materials, will offer a buy-one (or two), get-one free deal on Nov. 30. Small Business Saturday hours at the store, located near India Pavilion, will be no different than regular hours: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays.

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ON DISPLAY: The Chamber of Business and Industry of Centre County hosted its annual Business Expo at the Penn Stater Hotel and Conference Center on Nov. 20.

Business, industry shine at annual expo By HARRY ZIMBLER

UNIVERSITY PARK — The Chamber of Business and Industry of Centre County’s Annual Business Expo featured more than 90 exhibitors at the Penn Stater Hotel and Conference Center on Wednesday, Nov. 20. “The expo gives exposure to the businesses in Centre County,” said Vern Squier, president and CEO of the CBICC. “It gives them the opportunity to meet with prospective clients in the county and region. In addition, it helps to improve the business environment for both consumer and vendors.” Squier said he was pleased with the turnout for the event. “We are at capacity plus,” he stat-

ed. “Mount Nittany Medical Center is our major sponsor.” The exhibitors appeared to be satisfied with the turnout and the networking opportunities. Jon Levin was hosting the Wells Fargo booth. “I have met a lot of interesting business people,” he said. “We have had a steady flow of visitors. No one has breezed by without stopping. It’s been a time to connect. I also enjoyed the food they are serving. It’s very good.” Levin has been a financial advisor for the past six years. The Lodge at Tussey Mountain was represented by executive chef R.J. Sheroke. “This is our second year at the

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BY DESIGN: At the Crystal Cave in State College, customers can make their own jewelry or purchase handmade items.

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‘Turkey Bowl’ to raise money for local charities By CHRIS MORELLI


FIELD OF DREAMS: Memorial Field will be the site of the annual Turkey Bowl, a touch football game that raises money for charity. The games feature former State College Area High School football players. Opinion ............................ 6 Black Friday ...................... 7

Health & Wellness ......... 11 Education ....................... 12

Community ............... 13-18 Gazette Gameday ...... 19-22

STATE COLLEGE — It started off simple enough, a group of State College Area High School alumni gathering to play football on Black Friday. It has grown into something extraordinary. It’s called the “Turkey Bowl,” but it’s actually a touch football tournament that raises money for charity. “It’s grown over the years and kind of taken on a life of its own,” said former State High and Penn State quarterback Chris Ganter. “It started about 10 years go, right after I finished playing at Penn State. We’d get touch (football) games together up in Holuba Hall. We started with 10 to 20 guys and each year it just kept growing.” This year’s Turkey Bowl makes the move to State College’s Memorial Field. Gates will open at 9 a.m. Games begin at 10:30 and Ganter expects everything to be wrapped up by 3. According to Ganter, the move to Memorial Field is an exciting one. “We got to do this one year on Memorial Field and it was awesome. It just hasn’t worked out in the past couple of

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years. We had to jump through a couple of hoops to make it happen. I got on it early enough this year to make it happen,” he said. For the past several years, the game has been played on the field near State High’s South Building.

IF YOU GO What: Turkey Bowl Where: Memorial Field, State College When: 10:30 a.m., Friday, Nov. 29 Cost: Admission is free, donations are encouraged Ganter said he expects more than 100 former State High players to participate in the Turkey Bowl. Each graduating class fields a team of five or more players for the tournament. There’s a bracket and games are played throughout the day. A champion will be crowned by mid-afternoon. “It really took off,” Ganter said of the tournament. “It’s something people really look forward to and get talking Turkey Bowl, Page 4

What’s Happening .... 33, 34 Group Meetings ............. 35

Business ..................... 37, 38 Classified ........................ 39

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Front and Centre SPECIAL SEASON: Thanksgiving is a wonderful time of the year to fill life’s recipe box with life lessons. Rebecca Corum-Weaver of the Centre County Youth Service Bureau weighs in with her memories. Page 18

TRAINING DAYS: High school students from Centre County took part in a training workshop for the Entrepreneurship Challenge Competition at CPI. Page 13





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Convicted killer loses appeal By ADAM LIDGETT

Lemont house, where a fight ensued. Prosecutors said Marlatt stabbed Struble multiple times with a hunting knife. The Superior Court rejected Marlatt’s argument that prosecutors should not have been able to introduce information about the couple’s drug dealing during Marlatt’s trial. Superior Court Judge Jacqueline O. Shogan wrote, “There would have been no means by which the Commonwealth could have tried this case without reference to drugs and (Marlatt’s) involvement in selling drugs.” Centre County District Attorney Stacy Parks Miller said she was pleased with the court’s decision. “While we never have to prove motive for murder, in this case it was as clear as it was pathetic,” Parks Miller said in a news release. “Marlatt took a life to violently protect his faltering drug operation and ‘show-off’ his prowess to his girlfriend over $25 worth of marijuana.”

STATE COLLEGE — There will be no appeal for a convicted killer who stabbed a Lemont man to death after a marijuana deal turned sour near two years ago. Tyler Marlatt attacked Tyler Struble during a bloody struggle in Struble’s backyard. Both men were 20 years old at the time. Marlatt was convicted of murder, robbery and aggravated assault in November 2012. His sentence of life without parole has been upheld by the state Superior Court. Prosecutors said that in January 2012, Marlatt and his girlfriend Fatima Ghoul were selling marijuana out of their State College apartment. Marlatt became angry with Struble, after Struble shortchanged Ghoul in a drug deal. Marlatt and Ghoul went to Struble’s

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Sandusky abuse victim sues ex-coach, Penn State By MARK SCOLFORO The Associated Press

HARRISBURG — A young man who testified last year at Jerry Sandusky’s child sexual abuse trial sued the former coach and Penn State on Nov. 21 over what he said was nearly four years of sexual assault while in his early teens. The lawsuit by the man known as Victim 9 in criminal court records was filed in Philadelphia Common Pleas Court after talks with the university failed to reach a settlement. The lawsuit claims the boy, now 20 years old, would not have been victimized if university officials had properly handled other complaints about Sandusky. “Penn State provided Sandusky the tools with which to ply the craft of a pedophile long after Sandusky’s formal ties with the university were supposed to have been severed,” the lawsuit said. Victim 9’s lawyers wrote that “it was the inviolable culture of financial and sporting

success of Penn State football that made possible the horrific sexual abuse that forms the basis of this lawsuit.” A university spokesman declined comment, and a message left for a lawyer who has represented Sandusky in other civil litigation was not immediately returned. The young man’s lawyers called him John Doe D and asked that his identity not be disclosed. The Associated Press does not generally publish the names of sexual abuse victims. “It’s now clear that Penn State enabled Sandusky to sexually abuse more than 20 other children before Sandusky preyed on this boy,” wrote the plaintiff’s lawyer, Stephen E. Raynes. “Each of those tragic assaults provided Penn State with the opportunity to stop Sandusky, opportunities which Penn State squandered. We will learn through this lawsuit why that happened and what additional lessons Penn State should learn from this tragic episode in its history.” The lawsuit claims that the university

knew or should have known, after officials fielded complaints about Sandusky in 1998 and 2001, that children such as Victim 9 were “endangered by Sandusky’s predatory pedophilia.” During testimony at Sandusky’s trial in June 2012, Victim 9 said Sandusky began by fondling him and degenerated into forced oral sex before several instances of rape in Sandusky’s State College home. The lawsuit said the abuse took place between summer 2005 and fall 2009, when he was 16 years old. He testified that his muffled screams went unheard by Sandusky’s wife, Dottie, upstairs. “He got real aggressive, and just forced me into it,” he testified. “And I just went with it — there was no fighting against it.” The lawsuit claims Sandusky’s former boss, coach Joe Paterno, invited the boy and Sandusky to have lunch with him at Beaver Stadium and tour the stadium, despite the late coach “being alerted years

earlier to Sandusky’s sexual assault of young boys.” “Each time Sandusky and John Doe D encountered Paterno, Paterno greeted Sandusky, endorsing Sandusky’s favored status with Penn State,” the lawsuit stated. Paterno was fired shortly after Sandusky’s November 2011 arrest and died a few months later. A spokesman and lawyer for his family did not immediately return messages seeking comment. The lawsuit is the first filed against Sandusky and the university since Penn State announced last month it was paying nearly $60 million to settle abuse claims by 26 young men. It’s not clear how many, if any, suits are still pending against the school following those settlements. Victim 9’s lawyers said he has suffered depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, flashbacks of abuse at Sandusky’s hands, sleep disturbance and other problems.

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CBICC, from page 1 expo,� he said. “We are here to let people know that we offer holiday parties, business meetings and weddings. Setting up was a challenge, but it was worth it for the networking.� Christie Hume, lodge and events manager, has worked at Tussey Mountain for the past 13 years. “Our goal at this expo was to make people aware of our wonderful chef and fabulous events. We only have skiing three months out of the year,� Hume said. Alumni of Leadership Centre County were on hand to answer questions and promote the program. Vana Dainty, class of 2008, and Phil Miles, class of 2011, said they were hoping to generate awareness for LCC. “Participating in the program blew my mind,� Dainty said. Stan LaFuria, executive director of the Moshannon Valley Economic Partnership, said he was very pleased with the business expo. “The CBICC has put together a very nice event,� he began. “It gives us a chance to strengthen the relationships we have and to establish new ones. A lot of business people in the State College area don’t realize what we have in Philipsburg, especially low cost building space. It’s very affordable doing business in the Moshannon Valley.� LaFuria said the event more than met his expectations. The Co.Space organization was promoting its newly established community

house in State College. The facility currently serves as a home to 14 students and six young professionals. The driving force behind the organization is Spud Marshall and Christian Baum. “The concept is to bring experienced change makers and driven students together under one roof,� explained Marshall. The group sponsors two community dinners each month, providing networking opportunities. “We want to connect students to local companies, pitching internships in a much more comfortable environment,� he said. Dan Genditzki represented Lake Raystown Resort. “We handle about 45 weddings a year and business meetings of many sizes. We’d love to have more weddings,� said Genditzki. “Today’s goal is to bring awareness that we are open in the winter. We’ve gotten some very promising leads at this expo.� Dr. Tracey Sepich participated to promote visions therapy for children, especially those with dyslexia. It’s a growing part of the business and she wanted to bring it to the attention of the Centre County business community, she said. Amish dairy farmer and cheese maker John Esh was happy to be an expo participant. He is the owner of local cheese company Goot Essa, which means “good food�. “We are hoping to pick up five new clients at this expo,� he said. “We have a number of partners here, businesses that we support. It helps for us to meet new companies that we might do business with. It has been a very good show for us.�

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AT THE CBICC’S annual Business Expo, the Lodge at Tussey Mountain was represented by executive chef R.J. Sheroke and lodge and events manager Christie Hume.

Turkey Bowl, from page 1 about. For seven years or so we’ve been doing it in this style. This year, we will have somewhere between 12 and 15 teams out there.â€? Several classes will be represented at the tournament, including a class from the 1990s. The group from the 90s is the oldest group playing in the tournament, he said. “The guys that played in the 90s, they can’t quite field a team with just one class,â€? Ganter explained. “It gets harder with people getting married, having kids and stuff.â€? Last year, the money raised was donated to Coaches vs. Cancer. This year, money raised will go toward scholarship awards handed out at the State High Senior Banquet. There will also be donations to charities in the names of sick and lost teammates. “A couple of years ago, I thought it would be a cool idea to do it for charity. At that point, we’d have everyone throw in $5, $10, $20, whatever you can. Last year, one of our former teammates was really, really sick so we donated to Coaches vs. Cancer in his name,â€? Ganter explained. Ganter is hoping that by playing at Memorial Field, more fans will come out to watch the games. “I wanted to make it a little bigger. When we were playing at the (high school) track, no one was coming to watch. It’s a big event. There are 120 guys out here playing ‌ I think it’s something that people will want to see,â€? he said. There is no charge for admission to Memorial Field on game day, but Ganter hopes those attending will make a donation. “We’re still figuring out how the funds

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FORMER STATE COLLEGE Area High School football players will converge on Memorial Field on Friday, Nov. 29 for the annual Turkey Bowl, a football game that raises money for charity. raised are going to be split. Part of it will be going to scholarships for the State High football team that are given out at the senior banquet,� Ganter said. “We’re still

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implementing an online collection service and adding customers from Bald Eagle to its workload. The Information and Technology Services department also presented a budget with a significant increase. One reason for the $285,000 increase, according to Borough Manager Tom Fountaine, is that several new positions on staff went unfilled in 2013. Funding for one of those positions is included on the current 2014 budget. At recent meetings, council also discussed donations to local organizations, which include $2,000 to the State Theater, $20,000 to First Night State College, and $50,000 to the Discovery Space of Central Pennsylvania. Council has scheduled a public hearing about the budget for Dec. 2. After that, a final review session will take place Dec. 9. Council plans to adopt the $23.4 million budget at a Dec. 16 meeting.

One area where the borough will see increased costs is with the implementation of an online system to keep track of financial records, said Assistant Borough Manager Roger Dunlap, who also functions as the borough’s chief financial officer. The new system will lead to a 17 percent increase in the financial services budget, prompting council member Jim Rosenberger to question whether the system will really be more efficient. But Dunlap said the costs should only be higher while the system is being set up, and will lead to cost savings and reduction of paper waste long term. “It’s not unusual to ramp up funding during the implementation of a system like this,” Dunlap said. In contrast, the borough’s tax office, the Centre Tax Agency, presented a budget nearly identical to 2013, despite also TIM WEIGHT/For The Gazette

PURE IMAGINATION, a toy store located in downtown Bellefonte, is one of several area stores that will be taking part in Small Business Saturday on Nov. 30. Small Business, from page 1

a coffee shop and a jewelry store. “We’re all within just a one-block radius,” she said. “It is a very unique little town.” Steve Artz, owner of Gift Adventures at the corner of Beaver Avenue and Pugh Street, said the store has a special event planned in honor of Small Business Saturday. Beginning at noon, artisan James Byrnes will create glasswork outside the store, including glass ornaments. Many of these ornaments can be personalized, Artz said. Nov. 30’s event will also feature balloon sculptures, as well as collaboration with Sweet Tooth Bakery to provide tastings, he said. “We’re looking forward to seeing a lot of people come down,” Artz said, explaining that he hopes customers also take the opportunity to see other downtown businesses. “Hopefully we get a lot of support,” he said. Rhett Walsh and Marc Tressler, owners of Pure Imagination Toys in Bellefonte, said Small Business Saturday has been successful for them over the years. “Small Business Saturday brings along with it awareness,” they said. “It gets people thinking there’s more to life than Walmart. That’s always a good thing. In years past, customers have let us know that they are making a concerted effort to visit local businesses and that they appreciate the customer service and selection.” “It’s a great promotion that puts small business in the spotlight,” they added. The store, which opened in 2001, will keep its regular hours on Nov. 30, which are from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. “We offer discounts all weekend especially on larger, more expensive items,” Walsh and Tressler said. “We like to surprise our customers.” The toy store, which offers a variety of toys, games, books, educational kits and other items, is located at 102 E. Bishop Street. “I think this area is very supportive of certain small businesses,” Walsh and Tressler said. “Good customer service will always keep them coming back.”

Crane said what may especially help attract shoppers to his store during the holiday season is its focus on customized jewelry. “Everything we do is geared towards what you want,” he said. The holidays, he said, are a great time to design an item for a loved one that is unique and not available anywhere else. Your Perfect Fit, a boutique that specializes in bra fitting, will celebrate its seventh holiday season this year, said owner Debbie Stachowski. Located on the Diamond in historic Boalsburg, Your Perfect Fit will offer 40 to 60 percent off selected items on Small Business Saturday. Saturday store hours will remain the same, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. “We always offer extended hours by appointment,” Stachowski said. In honor of Small Business Saturday, Stachowski said the whole town put together a flyer that lists all of the boutiques and what they are offering on Nov. 30. “Every boutique has something a little different and that’s what makes it unique,” she said. Stachowski said what helps make Small Business Saturday so successful for her business and surrounding businesses is the whole town coming together. “It’s always a great day for us,” Stachowski said. “Our customers do support small businesses.” Carolyn Zimmerman, owner of The Wine Shop in Millheim, said although the business isn’t doing anything particular for Small Business Saturday, it does offer complimentary gift wrapping throughout the holiday season, as well as complimentary wine tasting. Located on East Main Street, the shop, which has been open for about three to four years, sells wine from Shade Mountain Winery and Vineyards. Saturday hours are from 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., Zimmerman said. The Wine Shop’s location is conducive to small businesses, Zimmerman said, because right around the corner are a variety of other small shops, centers and eateries, such as the Green Drake Gallery and Arts Center, Elk Creek Café, an outdoors store, Victim, from page 3

currently await trial on charges they engaged in a criminal cover-up of complaints about Sandusky. Former president Graham Spanier, former vice president Gary Schultz and former athletic director Tim Curley all deny the allegations. Curley renewed his efforts to dismiss the charges Thursday, arguing that investigators improperly relied on privileged attorney-client information between Curley and former university lawyer Cynthia Baldwin, who accompanied him to the grand jury.

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Iran nuke deal buys more time Proponents of the Iran nuclear deal are calling it “a victory for diplomacy.” That very much remains to be seen; certainly it is a premature judgment. The same is true of Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s dark prophecy that the deal is “a historic mistake.” The real significance is that the deal was done at all, thanks to the relentless diplomacy of U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and his ability to keep our fractious allies in this endeavor — Britain, France, Germany, Russia and China — on the same page. Of modestly less importance is that the U.S. and Iran talked substantively for the first time in decades, thanks in part to the departure of its bellicose former president, Mohammed Ahmadinejad, and his replacement by Hassan Rouhani, who claims he wants to end Iran’s pariah status. The deal reached over the weekend is an interim arrangement that the parties could easily end at any time; Dale McFeatters however, it does buy six months duris a columnist for ing which the parties can begin the Scripps-Howard much harder task of reaching a longNews Service. term treaty. Iran agreed to stop enriching uranium above 5 percent, the level for running a power plant and to degrade or neutralize its stocks of 20 percent enriched uranium. Bomb grade uranium is 90 percent enriched, a threshold that would undoubtedly provoke a reaction by Israel and the U.S. Iran also agreed to limit the number and capability of the enrichment centrifuges at two of its facilities and halt work on its Arak heavy water facility. Compliance would be overseen by U.N. inspections on a daily basis. In return, sanctions, that have seen Iran’s oil exports cut in half and its currency depreciate 50 percent against the dollar, would be eased by $6 billion to $7 billion. There was one loose end: Iran says the agreement implicitly recognizes its “inalienable right” to enrich uranium. Kerry says that the deal concedes no such right: “It’s not in the document.” Those flatly differing interpretations are an indication of how difficult the next stage of talks will be. The deal could collapse if the U.S. Congress, goaded by Israel, passed tougher sanctions during the life of the agreement; there will be plenty of time for that if, after the six months have passed, Iran thumbs its nose at the world and begins work on a nuclear weapons capability. But Tehran should keep in mind Winston Churchill’s admonition, “To jaw-jaw is always better than to war-war.”



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Obamacare flaws were evident It took a while, but by the end of the first decade of the 21st century all political message makers and strategists had finally heard, and were finally heeding, the voice of the people. “Please lie to me!” That’s what they all thought they heard you telling pollsters. And that’s why they’ve been spoon-feeding you the stuff they thought you wanted to hear. As in: Yes, you can get what you want — without having to pay for it. It began when a newly elected Martin Schram President Barack writes political Obama decided analysis for Scripps-Howard to make reformNews Service. ing the health care system his No. 1 achievement. So, the Republican congressional leadership decided to make preventing Obama’s re-election their No. 1 achievement. Soon America was awash in a tsunami of deceptions, distortions, derisions and flat-out lies. Remember the fear-fomenting from the right that Obama would put your health care fate in the hands of “death panels”? That led to the Obama White House’s launching of a reassurance offensive founded upon this political chestnut: Keep it reassuring and keep it simple. From the president on down, Democrats began talking in bumperstrips: “If you like your doctor, you will be able to keep your doctor, period. If you like your health care plan, you’ll be able to keep your health care plan, period.” Politically, it worked. The Affordable Care Act, which Republicans derisively labeled Obamacare, be-


came law and was upheld by the Supreme Court. Team Obama seemed to like the sound of “Obamacare.” But then Obama’s health care website turned out to be a dysfunctional disaster. Then things got worse for Obama. Millions of Americans learned his bumper-strip reassurances were untrue. Insurance companies told people who weren’t part of employer-arranged insurance policies they couldn’t get their minimal policies under the new law. Obama went through weeks of weaseling and back-peddling. But it only made him a late-night comedy punchline. Finally, inevitably, he admitted his promises were wrong. Here we must pause to note for the record: So far, there is no smoking gun evidence proving Obama knew the truth but deliberately lied to us. But I’ve just read a way-too-oldto-still-be-smoking document that leaves no doubt Obama’s top health care experts had to have known their boss wasn’t telling the whole truth every time he assured Americans they could keep their health plans and doctors if they liked them. On Nov. 30, 2009, the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office issued an analysis of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act proposed by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev. In an analysis that should have been self-evident to any common sense analyst (or, let’s admit it, any thinking journalist) the CBO concluded that “many individuals and families would experience changes in premiums.” These were individuals who are only a small portion of the one-sixth of Americans who are insured individually and not through employer-negotiated policies that would be “grandfathered” and thus permitted under the new law. Some of these were young and healthy individuals whose minimal policies didn’t cover expenses “such as maternity care, prescription drugs, and

mental health and substance abuse treatment” and required large out-ofpocket expenses. These individuals would be offered new policies with increased coverage — which means increased premiums. Good news: more than half of those individuals were in poor or near-poverty categories and will get government subsidies covering more than half their new premiums. So the new policies won’t cost them more money after all. But the few percentage of Americans whose incomes are above the subsidy ceiling but who buy their own insurance will find Obamacare unsubsidized and more expensive. That’s a truth that should have been self-evident. Yet it wasn’t adequately reported by the news media. Nor was it adequately showcased by Obama’s Republican adversaries. So, while we have no smoking-gun memos telling Obama a policy truth he may not have wanted to hear or use because it was politically inconvenient, we do have our own common sense. And that tells us the president and his team surely feared this truth was a bit too complicated for bumper-strip comprehension. And mainly, given that opening, Republicans could have demagogued and distorted it until they defeated Obamacare as decisively as they defeated the Clinton White House’s Billarycare. Now a new Washington PostABC News poll shows Obama’s job approval is at his all-time low — 42 percent. And a whopping 57 percent now oppose his health care law. Now Obama is frantically (see also: belatedly) trying to make good on his false promises. Even though Obamacare will mean improved health care for most Americans, Obama is desperate to hear an encouraging word. Alas, America’s vox populi has apparently come down with laryngitis.

Mixed emotions on change in rules It’s easy to have mixed emotions about the change in Senate rules that overturns the filibuster employed to block most presidential nominees. On the one hand, requiring 60 votes instead of a simple majority to confirm judges and executive branch nominees has produced a backlog that has denied the chief executive the right to name those he chooses for major jobs as long as they are qualified and have nothDan K. Thomasson is a columnist for ing in their backScripps-Howard grounds that News Service. would cast doubt on their trustworthiness. On the other hand doing away with the rule also could lead to abuses of power. The considerable overuse of the filibuster by Republican opponents in what appears to be a concerted effort to thwart the will of the electorate by preventing Barack Obama from carrying out his second term agenda is shabby policy and has led to the change. It has left large holes in the capability of the judiciary and done considerable violence to good governance. Furthermore, it has been part and parcel of the partisan warfare that has paralyzed the Congress. There are 189 executive nominees awaiting confirmation, 85 for cabinet -level agencies. Obama nominees have had to wait nearly 100 days


longer for Senate approval than did those named by Bush. While Democratic leaders concede there are still hurdles, they believe the rule change will speed things up somewhat. Top priority will be given to nominees Jeh Johnson as Homeland Security Secretary, Janet Yellen to chair the Federal Reserve and Mel Watt to run the Federal Housing Finance Agency. In addition three highly prized nominations to the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia that have been stalled will be acted on quickly. Republicans opposed to these nominees contend among other things there are enough judges on that important court where members often are among those considered for elevation to the Supreme Court. There are eight sitting judges and six senior jurists now with four having been appointed by Republicans and four by Democrats. Five of the six senior judges were named by Republicans. Enthusiasm for the rule change, however, should be tempered by the knowledge that there have been times when unfit presidential nominees were legitimately derailed in the wake of highly publicized revelations. And that there is a good chance that the move will harden the partisan battle lines. Irate Republican leaders have warned that what goes around comes around if they gain control the Senate in next year’s mid-term elections, which may be less of a long shot than it was given Obama’s dropping approval rating. Some GOP said that under those circumstances they might even try to expand the filibuster ban to include legislation to repeal Obamacare. The House has adopt-

ed bills to do that twice only to see them fail in the Senate. Although the election is a year away fallout over the act’s massively confused start up have improved the GOP position. All this adds up to a Congress that most analysts believe if not utterly broken is at best dysfunctional. Who can argue considering the record of ineffectualness of the last decade? Congress hasn’t passed an appropriations bill in years; it regularly basis its decisions on what is good for its members and not for the rest of the country; it has the most dismal approval ratings of any public institution; it’s leadership is among the weakest in our history kowtowing to ideologically motivated elements in the caucuses of the two parties . That’s only for starters. Democratic leaders committed a major legislative sin by allowing a bill that impacts 18 percent of the economy (health care) to be adopted without one single Republican vote. That alone produced a seismic crack in the body politic that has dominated the domestic agenda since the first year of the Obama presidency. The inexperienced president was so intent in achieving what his predecessors couldn’t, or had the good sense not to, that he let it happen. He has demonstrated without a doubt that he didn’t even know what was in the bill. So now we have his party’s leaders trying to pull the proverbial irons out of the fire with an internal policy change to eliminate a pile up of the bodies he says he needs to run the nation but that Republicans have denied him. He and his fellow Democrats are betting that this decision won’t come back to bite them in the rump. I wouldn’t be too sure.

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

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Tips to make Black Friday shopping successful By SAMI HULINGS

As the official start to the holiday shopping season, Black Friday offers shoppers amazing and unheard of deals on the latest electronics, toys, clothing, tools and appliances. As you search for deals, refine your shopping lists and plan your attack, use these tips and tricks to get the most out of your early morning (or late night, if you don’t make it to bed after Thanksgiving dinner) shopping trip. n Make a list. Don’t try to browse on Black Friday. Shoppers, low-prices and sought-after items make this almost impossible. It is much easier to navigate the crowded stores when a plan is in place. Make a list of “necessary purchases� and “maybe purchases� to make shopping as stress-free as possible. n Compare prices. After completing your list, check into the price of each item. Competing stores have similar merchandise, especially the season’s hottest items. Check online and in fliers before committing to a purchase. n Always read the fine print. Huge discounts and sales

Weaver’s Store serves Penns Valley community By SAM STITZER

MILLHEIM — Weaver’s Store, just west of Millheim on state Route 45, opened for business in 2012 and is a branch of the original Weaver’s Store in Denver, Lancaster County. The original store was founded by Irvin and Ruth Weaver in 1959; a second Lancaster County location was later opened in Leola. According to store manager Kevin Weaver (who is not related to the founding family), the Weavers were longtime friends of the Burkholder family, owners of Burkholder’s Market near Millheim. The Burkholders invited the Weavers to locate a new store in Millheim next to their market. Weaver’s is a conservative, faith-based company, whose stores are closed on Sundays. Christian music is played on the public address systems at all its stores. The 10,000-square foot Millheim location features a large inventory of clothing, hardware, sporting goods, toys, furniture, housewares, fabrics and many other items. One of the store’s hallmarks is the accepting of special orders of services and merchandise from customers. “We’re continually listening to customers’ requests,� said manager Weaver. A $20 gift card will be given to customers purchasing $100 or more on the evenings of Wednesday, Dec. 11, and Wednesday, Dec. 18. Contact Weaver’s at (814) 349-2650 for more information.

often come with fine print. Whether it’s “exceptions may apply,� “only 100 available� or “until noon,� fine print information tends to get overlooked. To make sure you understand all the rules of the road, don’t forget to read everything in fliers and ads. n Set a budget. Anyone who has ever been shopping on Black Friday knows how easy it is to get caught up in the holiday shopping craze and the deals. Don’t do it this year. Keep your wallet in check by setting a budget and you won’t go overboard. n Don’t buy something just because it is a good deal. Doorbusters and discounts are great things, but that doesn’t mean the items need to be purchased. Question if they are really needed to ensure impulse purchases don’t happen. n Bring store ads. Many stores participate in “pricematching,� meaning if another store advertises an item at a lower price, they will match it. If you only plan on hitting a few stores, this can be a wonderful tool. Proof is needed though, so take all your Black Friday ads with you. Always remember, not all stores will price-match all items. n Bring (some) cash. Even though credit and debit cards are wonderful purchasing companions, swiping often holds up lines, especially on busy days like Black Friday. Many stores will even offer “cash only� lines to ease headaches and keep lines moving. Be your own judge. Don’t carry your entire budget with you, particularly if you are planning on spending hundreds of dollars during the night. Bring enough cash to make your life easier, but don’t bring so much that you are worried about carrying it on you. n Dress comfortably. Reaching for items and speed walking to get coveted items means you want to feel your best throughout the night. To be as comfortable as possible, dress appropriately for your trip. Most importantly,

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HMC’s cancer video captures second-place From Gazette staff reports HERSHEY — For the second year in a row, Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center’s entry in the national Pink Glove Dance video competition has resulted in prize money for breast cancer awareness and prevention efforts. The medical center’s video placed second out of more than 100 entries in this year’s contest, resulting in a $10,000 check from competition sponsor Medline Industries made payable to the Pennsylvania Breast Cancer Coalition. In addition to the $10,000 in prize money, Penn State Hershey recently presented the coalition with a check for

$2,633, representing proceeds from the Medical Center’s Pink Glove Dance T-shirt sale. Penn State Hershey’s video was produced in conjunction with Hershey Entertainment and Resorts, the medical center’s contest community partner. It features breast cancer survivors and their supporters riding Lightning Racer, one of the 11 roller coasters at Hersheypark, to represent fighting the disease through literal ups and downs. The musical backdrop is “Change the World” by Outasight. The video, which was produced completely by in-house hospital staff, can be viewed at “This important win really means


bringing awareness to this disease that touches just about everybody in some way, shape, or form,” said Kathy Law, director of nursing-perioperative services and executive sponsor of the Medical Center’s Pink Glove effort. Penn State Hershey received 91,198 votes of the nearly 600,000 that were cast in the two-week contest period. The competition included video submissions from hospitals, nursing homes, schools and other organizations. Each of the top three winners received award money to be presented to the breast cancer charity of their choice. “Congratulations to Penn State Hershey Medical Center, which, like last year, made

THE CPI MOBILE Dental Unit was on the road again to Centre Care. CPI staff and students did exams, cleanings and fillings for the Centre Crest residents and also had an opportunity to meet with new personnel. Standing, from left, are Jen Eslinger, interim administrator; Josh Barner, CNA; Laurie Carson, LPN/charge nurse; and Edna Huber, director of nursing. Seated, from left, are Dr. Cheri Basco, DDS and CPI dentist; Kelly Miller, Kortney Umbenhauer and Sarah Hackenberg, adult students in the CPI dental assisting program; and Janice Wert, assistant instructor in the CPI dental assisting program.

an amazing video that honors the hundreds of thousands diagnosed each year with breast cancer, as well as honoring the care givers, who so passionately care for those battling this disease,” said Sue MacInnes, Medline’s chief marketing officer. “And for the thousands of dancers participating this year, we thank you for reminding those who are facing cancer that they are not alone.” The original Pink Glove Dance video premiered in November 2009 and featured 200 hospital workers in Portland, Ore., wearing pink gloves and dancing in support of breast cancer awareness and prevention. That video led to the launch of a national contest last year.

Free rides offered STATE COLLEGE — The American Cancer Society’s “Road to Recovery” program provides those with cancer free rides to and from their treatments and related medical appointments. The curbside to curbside program’s trained volunteers pick patients up at their place of residency and bring them to where they are receiving treatment, then take them back home again. There are programs in the State College area. For more information, or to arrange a free ride, call (800) 227-2345.

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Penn State Law offers online program From Gazette staff reports UNIVERSITY PARK â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Legal professionals trained outside the United States who want to practice law in the U.S., or who work with U.S. clients or multinational companies in their home countries, need to understand the U.S. common law system, which differs significantly from civil law legal systems. The new professional certificate in U.S. business and constitutional law, offered by Penn State Law and delivered online by the World Campus, is designed to prepare legal professionals around the world for understanding critical aspects of the U.S. legal system. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We have designed three courses spe-

cifically for law students and lawyers who need to understand U.S. law as part of their career development,â&#x20AC;? said Caroline Sheldon, director, Graduate and International Programs, The Penn State University, Dickinson School of Law. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The program is for students who either cannot come to a law program in the United States in person, but want to learn about U.S. law and work on their professional language skills, or who want to prepare for an LL.M. or J.D. program in the United States in advance.â&#x20AC;? The eight-credit certificate program is Penn State Lawâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s first online program. The courses are Introduction to Common Law Analysis and Language, U.S. Constitutional Law and Analysis, and Introduction to

Schlow Library remote book return back at Weis Market From Gazette staff reports STATE COLLEGE â&#x20AC;&#x201D; After being absent for several months due to construction taking place at the Weis Market at the Hills Plaza South, a brand new Schlow Library remote book return is now back at the store. Thanks to Weis Market, the book return is now available 24/7 in its new outdoor location, next to the left-hand entrance by the U.S. Postal Service mailbox. Convenient for all area library users, Schlowâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s network of easy-to-access remote book returns includes five other handy drop-off spots throughout Centre Region: n Schlow Centre Region Library, behind the Library near the Schlow parking lot exit, accessible from Pugh or Foster Streets, outside and available 24/7 n Giant, Northland Center, North Atherton Street, outside and available 24/7 n Nittany Mall, Benner Pike, inside Entrance B between Nittany Sandwich Works and Holiday Hair, accessible during mall


hours, Monday through Saturday from 8 a.m to 9 p.m. and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. n Brotherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Pizza, Stormstown, outside and available 24/7 n Uni-Mart, Carsonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Corner, outside and available 24/7 Items returned to Stormstown and Carsonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Corner are picked up weekly on Wednesdays; materials returned to all other remote book returns are picked up daily, Monday through Sunday. With the exceptions of items that do not fit in the book drop openings, patrons are welcome to return all Schlow and Centre County Library materials, including those from all branches and the bookmobile, to the remote returns. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We really appreciate the terrific community support from these organizations,â&#x20AC;? said Pat Colby, Schlowâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s circulation manager. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s wonderful of them to make it possible for our library users to have so many convenient spots to return their books, DVDs and other materials.â&#x20AC;?

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active teaching and learning style of these classrooms. Wenjia Ma, of China, who completed the first course in the program and is now enrolled in Penn State Lawâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s master of laws program, said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;It helped me to get used to the study style with syllabus, reading assignments, cases and online study systems, which I had not experienced in my previous education. I also benefited profoundly from weekly assignments by practicing my verbal and writing skills.â&#x20AC;? Students will have access to language specialists from Penn Stateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Department of Applied Linguistics. Courses are semester-based, and students will be able to interact with each other and with instructors.


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STATE COLLEGE Friends School students hosted a Spooky Science Museum on Halloween morning where schoolmates in kindergarten through eighth grade visited to learn about bats, spiders and slimy things. Following an all-school costume parade to Foxdale Village, parents and students enjoyed a lively dance to â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Monster Mash,â&#x20AC;? and social time with lots of treats. Here, Greg Feinberg, assists his son, Henry, a first-grader, with ghoulish make up before the parade.

STICKY BUSINESS THE AARONSBURG Civic Club â&#x20AC;&#x153;rolledâ&#x20AC;? into CPI recently to share with culinary students the secret to their wildly popular cinnamon buns, which are featured each year at the Aaronsburg Dutch Fall Festival. Pictured are civic club president Erin Barto and Gillian Stewart, a sophomore at Bellefonte Area High School.

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JOHN RODGERS, of Fulton Bank, addresses students during a recent entrepreneurship worshop held at CPI.

High school entrepreneurs benefit from workshop By SAM STITZER

PLEASANT GAP — A training workshop for the Entrepreneurship Challenge Competition was held on Nov. 22 at Central PA Institute of Science and Technology in Pleasant Gap. In addition to CPI, participating schools included Bald Eagle Area School District, Bellefonte Area School District, Penns Valley Area School District and State College Area School District. The Pennsylvania Entrepreneurship Challenge Competition is a program in which students from schools throughout the state work in teams to formulate business plans. Their plans are evaluated by a panel of judges, and the top five plans at the regional level are submitted to the statewide competition, sponsored by the non-profit Economics Pennsylvania. Founded in 1978, Economics Pennsylvania works with colleges, universities and corporations to help young people develop

sensible economic ways of thinking and vital financial decision-making skills. Savings bonds and cash prizes are awarded to winning teams and teachers. The Centre County event was organized by Allan Darr, president and CEO of ProAct Ltd., a medical instrument development company. The event was sponsored by ProAct, Fulton Bank, Lion Country Kia and Videon Central. Guest speakers and mentors for this event were Darr, John Rodgers of Fulton Bank, Todd Erdley of Videon Central, and Kathleen Warner, a Schreyer Honors student at Penn State majoring in advertising and theater. Warner is the former president of Innoblue, the entrepreneurship organization on the PSU campus that teaches classes in marketing, programming and design. The speakers instructed the students on the skills of formulating business plans, including marketing and sales techniques, identifying a target market, knowing your

competition, and cost estimating and control. The students will use this knowledge, along with guidance from their individual school’s coaches, to formulate plans for potential businesses. At the competition, the plans will be judged based on practicality, completeness and probability of success in the business world. Warner had praise for the Entrepreneurship Challenge program and the students involved. “I think it’s incredibly impressive. They’re in high school and already sitting down working on business plans,” said Warner. “I’m excited to be a part of this, and trying to help them out in any way I can.” Penns Valley business teacher Eric Weaver brought his team of business students to the workshop. Students in his classes are required to formulate business plans in lieu of final exams. The plans will be evaluated by a panel of teachers and

community members, and the top two plans will be submitted to the Entrepreneurship Challenge competition. Weaver’s students have come up with a variety of business ideas, including a homemade dog treats business, a hunting and fishing lodge in the Penns Valley area and a skateboard shop. “Some of these kids have good ideas, but don’t know how to develop them. That’s what this session is all about,” Weaver said. He noted that Penns Valley senior and team member Tyler Zimmerman has been running a small lawn care service for the last two years and wanted to use information from the training workshop to help expand his business. The Centre County Entrepreneurship Challenge competition will be held in the spring. For more information on the program, contact Economics Pennsylvania at (570) 975-5149.

Store features Kennedy writings at open house By SAM STITZER

REBERSBURG — On Nov. 22, the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, the Forefathers Book Store in Rebersburg held an open house featuring “The Writings of John Kennedy.” Half of the profits from that day’s sales went to the East Penns Valley Library in Millheim, which recently reopened as a private community library after being closed as a public branch due to funding cuts. “Being a book lover, the library seemed like a natural thing to support,” said Forefathers owner Keith Bierly. Bierly, a former Centre County commissioner and district justice, noted that nearly 40,000 books have been written about the Kennedy assassination in the five decades since it occurred. Approximately 150 volumes in Bierly’s store feature John Kennedy as their subject. Many are biogra-

phies, and biographies in general are well represented in the store. “We have over 10,000 books and about 6,000 of them are biographies,” said Bierly. His inventory includes biographies of every U.S. president, many first ladies, congressional leaders, Supreme Court justices and American historical figures. He has acquired much of his inventory by attending sales at churches, libraries and book stores in five different states, and from sales of private collections. Bierly said his inventory also includes nearly 5,000 books which are not yet on the shelves of Forefathers. Plans are in place to open a children’s shop in the basement of the store, which is located in the former First National Bank building at 121 E. Main St. Bierly and his wife, Kim, also manage Main Street Yarn, which is located in the rear of the building. Both are open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. For more information about Forefathers Book Store, call (814) 349-2611.

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CUSTOMERS BROWSE books at Forefathers Book Store. The store, located in the former First National Bank building in Rebersburg, still contains the original bank vault and teller windows.

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New Hope Church hosts holiday bazaar By SAM STITZER

SPRING MILLS — The New Hope Lutheran Church in Spring Mills recently held its annual Holiday Craft Fair and Bazaar. The church social hall and lobby areas were filled with many local vendors offering a wide variety of handmade items for sale. Church members served homemade soup and baked goods in the social hall. Large crowds of customers came early, as the food items have developed a reputation for selling out quickly. Bill and Linda Gummo, of Port Matilda, showcased a line of handcrafted wooden items including tree ornaments, candle holders, inlaid wooden puzzles and nativity sets. The Gummos, who are retired, make all the items themselves. Bill Gummo has made custom gun cabinets, tables, chairs and many other wood pieces for years. This

was the couple’s first time participating in the New Hope event, and they were pleased with the turnout of shoppers. Jimmy Brown, a recent Penns Valley High School graduate and historian, presented many old photographs of people and events in the Penns Valley area. Brown sells copies of the old photos, preserving the originals for posterity. He has accumulated a large collection of photos and has more being given to him constantly. Brown says he became involved in Penns Valley history because of his own family history in the area, which dates back several generations. “I am a younger generation,” Brown said. “Who is to take care of the history in Penns Valley when the older generations are gone?” Event organizer Tierney Myers said that the bazaar has been held for 10 years and the funds raised are used by the church for many different projects.


Refuse holiday schedule announced STATE COLLEGE — Due to the Thanksgiving holiday, State College Borough’s refuse and recycling collection scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 28, will now take place on Friday, Nov. 29. Residents are reminded to have their items on the curb no later than 7 a.m.

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THE SOCIAL HALL at New Hope Lutheran Church was crowded with shoppers all day during the church’s annual craft bazaar.

Public works crews are also off for the first day of deer season on Monday, Dec. 2. There will be no bulk item or brush collection on that day. The next scheduled bulk item and brush collection will be Monday, Dec. 9.

Fundraiser to benefit Relay for Life STATE COLLEGE — “Ladies Night Out,” a fundraiser to benefit the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life, will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 2, at Damon’s Grill & Sports Bar, 1031 E. College Ave. There will be free raffle drawings with

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PAWS ADOPT-A-PET Cookie, a black female kitten, hopes to go home for the holidays — to a forever home that is. Cookie was part of a litter of four kittens that came to PAWS after being found without a mom in a yard. Like her litter mates, Cookie is sweet, cute, curious and feisty. She is sure to make you laugh as you watch her play around the house. Like most kittens, Cookie would do well in a home with kids, other cats and dogs. She has already been spayed and is current on her shots. You can read more about Cookie at, or meet her in person at Centre Hall Pet Supply, 2780 Earlystown Road, from Tuesday through Friday, or at PAWS, 1401 Trout Road in State College, Saturday through Monday.

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WOLFGANG CANDY CEO Benjamin McGlaughlin presents Rebecca Guldin with a $1,000 check in front of Beaver Stadium. Guldin, a senior at Penn State, was named the official “spokesFAN” for Penn State Pretzel Fudgies.

Guldin selected as ‘spokesFAN’ STATE COLLEGE — Wolfgang Candy Company recently named Rebecca Guldin of Jonestown as “spokesFAN” for the company’s Penn State Pretzel Fudgies. Guldin is a senior at Penn State and a Blue Band trumpeter. She was awarded a $1,000 prize. Guildin won the online fan contest by receiving the most votes for a picture of her family’s Blue Band contin-

gent standing on the Beaver Stadium field. Wolfgang Candy Company is one of America’s oldest family-owned candy companies, making sweets since 1921. Penn State Pretzel Fudgies are baked pretzels coated in white fudge and drizzled in a custom Penn State blue icing. For more information on Wolfgang and its products, visit

BELLEFONTE — The Bellefonte Elks Lodge No. 1094 will entertain children of its members and other family members at a Kids’ Christmas Party from 1 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 14, at the Elks Lodge in downtown Bellefonte. To learn more about the party, contact Amanda Mulfinger or Tana Wegner at (814) 355-2828.

The lodge will also hold its Family Christmas Food Baskets program on Sunday, Dec. 22, in conjunction with the Bellefonte Faith Center. Food baskets will be delivered to families in need the day of the event. To learn more, contact lodge officer John Rockey at (814) 355-2828.

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CENTRAL PENNSYLVANIA Institute of Science and Technology and the Centre County Public Safety Training Center held its fourth annual Haunted House last month. This year’s event raised more than $7,000 for the Centre County Youth Service Bureau. The event, which is run by CPI and community volunteers, has now brought in more than $20,000 for charities during its four-year run. Pictured, from left, are Theresa Brickley, Ivory Waters-Maddox, Todd Taylor, Denise Shultz, Andrea Boyles, Jennifer Crane, Kristin Dann and William Salvanish.

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PLEASANT GAP — Lifegate Baptist Church will hold a free public Christmas dinner and carol sing at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 7. The church is located at the IOOF Grounds, 756 Axemann Road in Pleasant Gap. All are welcome, but reservations are required. For more information or to RSVP, call (814) 359-3183.

BOALSBURG — The State College Elks will host Breakfast with Santa from 11 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Dec. 7, at the Mountain View Country Club in Boalsburg. To make a reservation, call (814) 237-6846 or email The event is open to all Elks children and their invited guests. Donations are appreciated, but not required.



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Thanksgiving a great time to fill lifeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s recipe box with lessons By REBECCA CORUM-WEAVER Special to The Gazette

Thanksgiving, for many, is a time when families come together. It represents the connectedness we feel when we are with extended family and the longing we experience when there is distance between us. Oftentimes included in the celebration are football games, parades, food and fellowship. For me, Thanksgiving represents a day dedicated to being with family and friends. It is a day filled with rich smells from the kitchen, recipes shared for generations, lively conversation, laughter and stories from holidays past about those whose memories remain in spirit. It is a day like no other; a day when family, above all else, takes center stage. I can still remember the Thanksgiving when my grandmother tried to explain her sweet potato pie recipe to my mother-in-law over the telephone. Much of the instructions included a pinch of this and a dab of that and so on. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m not sure either one of them got much out of the conversation related to the actual pie recipe, but they had one heck of a good time laughing about it. You see, my grandmother, Jule Mary, although an excellent cook, never followed a recipe. If itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s possible to cook solely on instinct, she did. The same people skills she used outside of the home, she applied to cooking. Jule Mary used her keen sense of observation to keep a close watch on strangers in the neighborhood and the same watchful eye to tell when her consistently perfect pie crust was done. If a situation didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t smell right, so to speak, or feel good, much like if the fruit was mushy, sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d walk away. My grandmother was a patient cook; she never rushed

the process or was ever caught opening the oven door to take even a tiny peek. Likewise, in her style of discipline and interactions with anyone who crossed her path she also was patient. Jule Mary was an intent listener with a great deal of tolerance. Her actions and decisions were purposeful, and each opportunity for error served as an even greater opportunity for growth. Besides her family, her faith and cooking, Jule Mary found joy in the successes of others, as a result of life lessons learned. You see, recipes used in cooking are much like life lessons. Both require a combination of ingredients, whether the recipe calls for baking powder and flour or positive reinforcement and supervision. Thanksgiving is a great time to fill our recipe boxes with life lessons, and here are a few of my favorites: n A cake iced with a dab of â&#x20AC;&#x153;treat others as you would like to be treated.â&#x20AC;? n Biscuits buttered with a bit of â&#x20AC;&#x153;discipline yourself, so others donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have to.â&#x20AC;? n And, of course, the mouth-watering pie filling, seasoned with a whole lot of â&#x20AC;&#x153;actions speak louder than words.â&#x20AC;? This Thanksgiving, savor not only momâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s homemade cranberry relish and Aunt Janeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s apple dumplings, but, as a family, take in a supersized spoonful of special moments. Watch that Thanksgiving Day parade or football game, join in when the kids ask you to play a game or read a story, share family stories from the past, and make sure to serve up one-on-one time by the gallons. It is from these moments that memories are created and recipes for life are learned, tested and taught to the next generation of chefs. Rebecca Corum-Weaver is the reuniďŹ cation coordinator for the Centre County Youth Service Bureau.

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Missed extra point, FG come back to haunt PSU in loss By PAT ROTHDEUTSCH

UNIVERSITY PARK — Sometimes the fates of overtime are with you. Sometimes they are not. They were not with Penn State on Saturday night. After two previous overtime wins this season, the Nittany Lions could not make it three in a row in their Senior Night showdown with Nebraska in windy and snowy Beaver Stadium. With the teams tied at 20 in the first overtime, Sam Ficken was wide on a 37yard field goal in Penn State’s first possession, and that opened the door for Nebraska. The Huskers took over and on three conservative plays simply maneuvered the ball to the middle of the field for kicker Pat Smith. He didn’t miss. The 42-yard attempt was right down the middle, and Nebraska escaped with a 23-20 victory over the Nittany Lions and its eighth victory of the season. For the 17 players in this year’s senior class, it was a difficult ending to their final game before their home crowd at Beaver Stadium. But it was also a gritty performance against a very good Nebraska team that will likely finish the season with nine wins and in a major bowl game. Zach Zwinak ran the ball 35 times for 149 yards, and Allen Robinson caught eight passes for 106 yards. Freshman Christian Hackenberg completed 16 of 33 passes for 217 yards and two touchdowns. Penn State outgained Nebraska 387 to 360 in the game, and the Nittany Lions led three



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PENN STATE tight end Adam Breneman reacts after scoring a touchdown during Saturday’s game with Nebraska at Beaver Stadium.

quarterback Tommy Armstrong up to this point in the game had been ineffective and when he twisted an ankle on a run, Husker coach Bo Pelini replaced him with senior Ron Kellogg. The move paid off immediately. Kellogg came in cold and took Nebraska 91 yards on seven plays for the tying and go-ahead points. Kellogg completed four of four passes on the drive (for 75 yards) and threw a 27yard slant to Quincy Enunwa for the score and a 7-6 Husker lead. “I thought Ron (Kellogg) came in and did a great job,” Pelini said. “He did some good things out there. There were some tough conditions, it was windy, and I thought he handled it well and he provides great leadership.” Penn State retook the lead early in the third quarter, 13-7, after Hackenberg converted a Nebraska turnover into seven points with a 5-yard run. But the ensuing kickoff was one of the turning points in the game. Wide receiver Kenny Bell took Ficken’s kickoff at the goal line, started down the left sideline, cut back to the right, and found clear sailing into the end zone for a 100-yard return that put NU back up top, 14-13. Smith added a 39-yard field goal near the end of the third quarter, and Penn State found itself down, 17-13, going into the final 15 minutes. “It (the kickoff return) was big,” Pelini said. “We turned the football over a couple of times and gave them a short field. Kenny stepped up and made a play. He played real well today, and that was a big play.”

times. Their final drive, in the waning minutes of the game, stalled on the Nebraska 34yard line. “We are giving Nebraska a lot of credit,” Penn State head coach Bill O’Brien said. “They played a good game. They came out on top, and we didn’t do a good enough job to win the game.” Penn State first scored after an eightplay, 40-yard drive at the end of the first quarter. Hacke n berg hit fellow freshman tight end Adam Breneman for a 2-yard touchdown and an early PSU lead. Ficken hit the upright with the extra point, so the score at that point was 6-0. N e braska starting

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Lions draw poor grades for performance vs. Nebraska By BEN JONES


UNIVERSITY PARK — For much of the Nebraska game things were going Penn State’s way enough that fans and players felt like the Nittany Lions had a chance to win. But mistakes and miscues pile up, and eventually a game that could have been a victory slowly turns into a loss. That was the case Saturday night as Penn State’s errors and inconsistencies piled up just enough so that a struggling Nebraska team could steal the victory in the game’s final stages. It wasn’t all bad, but little details that have plagued Penn State all season came to light again on Saturday.

On the one hand, Penn State’s offense was good enough that the Nittany Lions were always in the game and always able to respond to Nebraska. But on the other hand, Penn State converted only two of 14 third down chances, which limited the Nittany Lions ability to grab control of a game that Nebraska was no more interested in controlling. Zach Zwinak was strong with 35 carries for 149 yards and Christian Hackenberg went 16-33 for 217 yards and two touchdowns. Overall, though, the offense couldn’t put it all together despite some solid individual performances.

PENN STATE’S Allen Robinson (8) and Geno Lewis (7) cannot block the gamewinning field goal during overtime of Saturday’s game with Nebraska.

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Penn State roster

1 Bill Belton RB Jr. 1 Malcolm Willis S Sr. 2 DaeSean Hamilton WR Fr. 2 Jake Kiley S Fr. 3 Da’Quan Davis CB So. 3 Austin Whipple QB Fr. 4 Adrian Amos S Jr. 4 Chris Geiss WR Fr. 5 Tyler Ferguson QB So. 5 Nyeem Wartman LB Fr. 6 Malik Golden S Fr. 7 S. Obeng-Agyapong S Sr. 7 Eugene Lewis WR Fr. 8 Allen Robinson WR Jr. 8 Gary Wooten LB Fr. 9 Jordan Lucas CB So. 10 DeShawn Baker WR So. 11 Brent Wilkerson TE Fr. 12 Jack Seymour QB Fr. 12 Jordan Smith CB Fr. 13 Jesse Merise CB So. 14 Kasey Gaines DB Fr. 14 Christian Hackenberg QB Fr. 15 Alex Kenney WR Jr. 15 Tom Pancoast DB Fr. 16 Devin Pryor CB Jr. 17 D.J. Crooks QB Fr. 17 Dad Poquie DB Fr. 18 Deion Barnes DE So. 19 Richy Anderson WR Fr. 20 Neiko Robinson DB Fr. 21 Brian Tomasetti RB Fr. 22 Akeel Lynch RB Fr. 22 T.J. Rhattigan LB So. 23 Ryan Keiser S Jr. 24 Anthony Smith CB Fr. 25 Von Walker RB Fr. 26 Brandon Bell LB Fr. 27 Adam Geiger RB Fr. 27 Collin Harrop S Fr. 28 Zach Zwinak RB Jr. 29 Brock Baranowski RB Fr. 30 Charles Idemuia LB Fr. 31 Brad Bars DE Jr. 32 Kyle Searfoss LB Fr. 33 Chip Chiappialle RB Fr. 34 Dominic Salomone FB Fr. 35 Matthew Baney LB So. 35 Pat Zerbe FB Sr. 36 Hunter Crawford LB Fr. 36 Deron Thompson RB So. 37 Chris Gulla K/P Fr. 38 Ben Kline LB So. 39 Jesse Della Valle S Jr. 40 Glenn Carson LB Sr. 41 Parker Cothren DT Fr. 42 Carter Henderson LB Fr. 43 Mike Hull LB Jr. 44 Tyler Yazujian KS Fr. 45 Alex Butterworth P Sr. 46 Adam Cole LB Fr. 47 Brandon Smith LB Fr. 48 Ryan Ammerman LB Fr. 49 Garth Lakitsky LB Fr. 50 Mike Wiand LB Fr. 51 Drew Boyce LB So. 52 Curtis Cothran DE Fr. 53 Derek Dowrey DT Fr. 54 Sean Corcoran KS Fr. 55 Wendy Laurent C Fr. 56 Anthony Alosi G/T So. 57 Tanner Hartman G Fr. 58 Adam Gress T Sr. 59 Andrew Nelson T Fr. 60 Ty Howle C Sr. 64 John Urschel G Sr. 65 Miles Dieffenbach G Jr. 66 Angelo Mangiro C/G So. 67 Andrew Terlingo OL Fr. 68 Bryan Davie G Jr. 71 Brendan Mahon G Fr. 72 Brian Gaia DT Fr. 73 Austin Fiedler OL Fr. 74 Evan Galimberti OL Fr. 75 Eric Shrive G/T Sr. 76 Donovan Smith T So. 77 Garry Gilliam T Jr. 78 Tom Devenney OL Fr. 79 Kevin Blanchard T So. 80 Matt Zanellato WR So. 81 Adam Brenneman TE Fr. 82 Gregg Garrity WR Fr. 83 Luke Vadas WR Fr. 84 Kyle Baublitz DT Jr. 84 Matt Lehman TE Sr. 85 B. Moseby-Felder WR Sr. 86 C.J. Olaniyan DE Jr. 87 Kyle Carter TE So. 88 Tyrone Smith DT Jr. 88 Jonathan Warner WR Fr. 90 Garrett Sickels DE Fr. 91 DaQuan Jones DT Sr. 92 Albert Hall DE Fr. 94 Evan Schwan DE Fr. 95 Carl Nassib DE So. 97 Sam Ficken PK Jr. 98 Anthony Zettel DE So. 99 Austin Johnson DT Fr.

Syracuse Aug. 31 at MetLife Stadium Result: (W) 23-17 Attendance: 61,202

Eastern Michigan Sept. 7 Beaver Stadium Result: (W) 45-7 Attendance: 92,863

Central Florida Sept. 14 Beaver Stadium Result: (L) 34-31 Attendance: 92,855


Kent State Sept. 21 Beaver Stadium Result: (W) 34-0 Attendance: 92,371

Indiana Oct. 5 Memorial Stadium Result: (L) 42-24 Attendance: 42,125

Michigan Oct. 12 Beaver Stadium Result: (W) 43-40 4 OT Attendance: 107,884

The good, the bad and the ugly UNIVERSITY PARK — There was plenty of good, bad and ugly to go around from Saturday’s 23-20 overtime loss to Nebraska on Saturday evening at a frigid Beaver Stadium. On Senior Day, the Nittany Lions blew several leads before bowing to the Cornhuskers. What can you say about Nebraska? It has had the Lions’ number lately. Let’s take a closer look at Saturday’s good, bad and ugly. The Good — Zach Zwinak. Make no mistake about it, Zwinak was a pounder on Sat-

urday. On a downright frigid afternoon, Zwinak carried the ball 35 times for 149 yards. Although he didn’t find the end zone, he was a critical piece to the puzzle on Penn State’s scoring drives. With Bill Belton on the shelf, Zwinak came up big. The Bad — Penn State defense. Whenever the Lions got a lead, the PSU defense gave it right back. They couldn’t handle Ameer Abdullah, who rushed 25 times for 147 yards. He broke off a huge 50-yard run and averaged nearly 6 yards per carry. And he made it look

easy. The Ugly — Sam Ficken. Penn State head coach Bill O’Brien needs to audition kickers during the offseason. In today’s college game, there is absolutely no excuse for missing an extra point. That miss changed the shape of the game. There’s also Ficken’s missed tackle on the kickoff return and of course, the shank in overtime that ultimately doomed the Lions. It’s time to find a new kicker, coach.

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ing and was for the most part kept from making huge gains. Quarterback Ron Kellogg was solid with 191 yards passing, but seemed to only be a threat to throw for big gains if the defense allowed him to, rather than his throwing ability being good enough to force the issue. Overall, Nebraska’s offense made enough plays to win, but it’s hard to put the blame on Penn State’s defense for holding a talented team to only 20 points over four quarters of play. Some timely turnovers and a goal-line stand help this grade as well. Brandon Bell made his first real appearance for Penn State at linebacker and was impressive for most of the second half.


If one or two more drives had been successful, overtime may have never even happened.


Penn State’s defense really played a solid game on Saturday — aside from two plays. A 50-yard run by Nebraska running back Ameer Abdullah and a 27-yard touchdown pass were the only two significant plays the Nittany Lion defense gave up all night. Taking the one 50-yard gain out of consideration, Abdullah averaged 4 yards a carry over 24 carries for just under 100 yards rush-

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Sam Ficken didn’t get much help with bad snaps and poor holds and he missed a crucial extra point and overtime field goal because of it. Alex Butterworth was blocked once thanks to a poor snap and a 99-yard kickoff return for a touchdown took all the air out of Penn State’s sails in the second half. Butterworth was strong all night, but he was really the only bright spot on a unit that helped Nebraska more than it helped Penn State. Ficken will get the brunt of the blame from fans, but it was a group effort on Saturday night from Penn State’s special team’s unit.

PENN STATE Overall: 6-4 Big Ten: 3-3 Home: 5-2 Road: 0-3 Neutral: 1-0 Coach: Bill O’Brien, second season Record at Penn State: 14-9 Overall record: 14-9 Record vs. Wisconsin: 1-0

WISCONSIN Overall: 9-2 Big Ten: 6-1 Home: 6-0 Road: 3-2 Neutral: 2-2 Coach: Gary Andersen, first season Record at Wisconsin: 9-2 Overall record: 39-33 Record vs. Penn State: 0-0

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PENN STATE running back Zach Zwinak looks for running room during Saturday’s game with Nebraska. Zwinak carried the ball 35 times for 149 yard in the loss.

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PENN STATE head coach Bill O’Brien checks things out during the pregame stretch on Saturday prior to the Senior Day contest with Nebraska.

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PENN STATE tight end Kyle Carter loses the handle on a pass during Saturday’s game with Nebraska. It was one of several drops by Penn State receivers during the game.

GameDay Ohio State Oct. 26 Ohio Stadium Result: (L) 63-14 Attendance: 105,889

Illinois Nov. 2 Beaver Stadium Result: (W) 24-17 (OT) Attendance: 95,131

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Minnesota Nov. 9 TCF Bank Stadium Result: (L) 24-10 Attendance: 48,123

Purdue Nov. 16 Beaver Stadium Result: (W) 45-21 Attendance: 96,491

Nebraska Nov. 23 Beaver Stadium Result: (L) 23-20 OT Attendance: 98,517

Depth charts PSU

OFFENSE Quarterback 14 Christian Hackenberg, 6-3, 218, Fr. 5 Tyler Ferguson, 6-3, 213, So. 17 D.J. Crook, 6-1, 206, Fr. Running Back 1 Bill Belton, 5-10, 205, Jr. 28 Zach Zwinak, 6-1, 240, Jr. 22 Akeel Lynch, 6-0, 214, Fr. Fullback 35 Pat Zerbe, 6-1, 231, Sr. Tight End — Y 18 Jesse James, 6-7, 249, So. Tight End — Y/F 87 Kyle Carter, 6-3, 244, So. 81 Adam Breneman, 6-4, 235, Fr. 8 7 15 85 80 19

Wide Receiver Allen Robinson, 6-3, 211, Jr. Eugene Lewis, 6-1, 201, Fr. Alex Kenney, 6-, 195, Jr. Brandon Felder, 6-2, 199, Sr. Matt Zanellato, 6-3, 202, So. Richy Anderson, 5-11, 171, Fr.

Center 60 Ty Howle, 6-0, 292, Sr. 66 Angelo Mangiro, 6-3, 303, So. 55 Wendy Laurent, 6-2, 283, Fr. Right Guard 64 John Urschel, 6-3, 307, Sr. 66 Angelo Mangiro, 6-3, 303, So. 56 Anthony Alosi, 6-4, 280, So. Right Tackle 77 Garry Gilliam, 6-6, 303, Jr. 58 Adam Gress, 6-6, 317, Sr. 75 Eric Shrive, 6-6, 317, Sr. Left Guard 65 Miles Dieffenbach, 6-3, 297, Jr. 66 Angelo Mangiro, 6-3, 303, So. Left Tackle 76 Donovan Smith, 6-5, 327, So. 58 Adam Gress, 6-6, 317, Sr. 59 Andrew Nelson, 6-5, 297, Fr. DEFENSE Defensive End 86 C.J. Olaniyan, 6-3, 251, Jr. 95 Carl Nassib, 6-6, 224, So. 94 Evan Schwan, 6-6, 242, Fr. 91 72 53 84 99 88

Defensive Tackle DaQuan Jones, 6-3, 318, Sr. Brian Gaia, 6-3, 280, Fr. Derek Dowrey, 6-3, 308, Fr. Kyle Baublitz, 6-5, 286, Jr. Austin Johnson, 6-4, 297, Fr. Tyrone Smith, 6-4, 264, Jr.

Defensive End 18 Deion Barnes, 6-4, 249, So. 98 Anthony Zettel, 6-5, 257, So. 43 26 5 7 38 30

Outside Linebacker Mike Hull, 6-0, 226, Jr. Brandon Bell, 6-1, 226, Fr. Nyeem Wartman, 6-1, 240, Fr. Stephen Obeng-Agyapong, 5-10, 205, Sr. Ben Kline, 6-2, 229, So. Charles Idemudia, 5-11, 235, Fr.

Middle Linebacker 40 Glenn Carson, 6-3, 240, Sr. 8 Gary Wooten, 6-2, 233, Fr. 46 Adam Cole, 5-11, 219, Fr. 4 10 12 24

Cornerback Adrian Amos, 6-0, 209, Jr. Trevor Williams, 6-1, 189, So. Jordan Smith, 5-11, 184, Fr. Anthony Smith, 6-0, 187, Fr.

Safety 1 Malcolm Willis, 5-11, 213, Sr. 23 Ryan Keiser, 6-1, 205, Jr. 39 Jesse Della Valle, 6-1, 194, So. 7 S. Obeng-Agyapong, 5-10, 207, Sr. 6 Malik Golden, 6-1, 193, Fr. Cornerback 9 Jordan Lucas, 6-0, 192, So. 3 Da’Quan Davis, 5-10, 164, So. 16 Devin Pryor, 5-10, 171, So. SPECIALISTS Placekicker 97 Sam Ficken, 6-3, 172, Jr. 37 Chris Gulla, 6-0, 188, Fr. Punter 45 Alex Butterworth, 5-10, 206. Sr. Kickoff Returner 7 Eugene Lewis, 6-1, 201, Fr. 25 Von Walker, 5-11, 199, Fr. 1 Bill Belton, 5-10, 205, Jr. 22 Akeel Lynch, 6-0, 211, Fr. 39 25 1 19

Punt Returner Jesse Della Valle, 6-1, 194, Jr. Von Walker, 5-11, 199, Fr. Bill Belton, 5-10, 205, Jr. Richy Anderson, 5-11, 175, Fr.

Running Back 20 James White, 5-10, 195, Sr. 25 Melvin Gordon, 6-1, 207, So. Fullback 34 Derek Watt, 6-2, 231, So. 26 Derek Straus, 6-0, 235, So. Wide Receiver 4 Jared Abbrederis, 6-2, 190, Sr. 86 Alex Erickson, 6-0, 198, Fr. 9 Jordan Fredrick, 6-4, 210, So. 3 Kenzel Doe, 5-8, 170, Jr. Tight End 48 Jacob Pedersen, 6-5, 240, Sr. 49 Sam Arneson, 6-4, 254, Jr. 85 Brian Wozniak, 6-4, 255, Sr. 81 Brock DeCicco, 6-5, 250, Sr.

CONFERENCE Leaders W-L Ohio State 7-0 Wisconsin 6-1 Penn State 3-4 Indiana 2-5 Illinois 1-6 Purdue 0-7

% 1.000 .857 .428 .286 .143 .000

OVERALL W-L % 11-0 1.000 9-2 .818 6-5 .545 4-7 .364 4-7 .364 1-10 .091

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% 1.000 .714 .571 .571 .429 .000

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Left Tackle 61 Tyler Marz, 6-5, 321, So. 74 Hayden Biegel, 6-6, 281, Fr. Left Guard 79 Ryan Groy, 6-5, 320, Sr. 71 Ray Ball, 6-7, 321, So.


Right Guard 54 Kyle Costigan, 6-5, 315, Jr. 75 Zac Matthias, 6-5, 318, Sr. Right Tackle 78 Rob Havenstein, 6-8, 327, Jr. 62 Walker Williams, 6-7, 322, Fr.


DEFENSE Defensive End 92 Pat Muldoon, 6-3, 269, Sr. 51 Tyler Dippel, 6-4, 270, Sr. 87 Ethan Hermer, 6-6, 285, Sr. 91 Konrad Zagzebski, 6-3, 278, Jr. Nose Guard 96 Beau Allen, 6-3, 325, Sr. 45 Warren Herring, 6-3, 294, Jr.

Illinois 20, Purdue 16 Iowa 24, Michigan 21 Michigan State 30, Northwestern 6 Nebraska 23, Penn State 20 (OT) Ohio State 42, Indiana 14 Wisconsin 20, Minnesota 7

Outside Linebacker 36 Ethan Armstrong, 6-2, 225, Sr. 58 Joe Schobert, 6-2, 230, So. 97 Brendan Kelly, 6-6, 255, Sr. 47 Vince Biegel 6-4, 233, Fr.

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Inside Linebacker 44 Chris Borland, 5-11, 246, Sr. 59 Marcus Trotter, 6-0, 233, Jr. 30 Derek Landisch, 6-0, 230, Jr. 13 Conor O’Neill, 6-0, 230, Sr. Corner Back 8 Sojourn Shelton, 5-9, 172, Fr. 22 Jakarrie Washington, 5-9, 180, Fr. 21 Peniel Jean 5-11, 187, Jr. 11 T.J. Reynard, 5-8, 172, So. 5 Darius Hillary, 5-11, 187, So.

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Center 73 Dallas Lewallen, 6-6, 322, Jr. 70 Dan Voltz, 6-3, 313, Fr.

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Defects, from page 19 Penn State was far from done, however. On its next possession, Hackenberg found Jesse James crossing over the middle, threw a strike, and then watched as James sprinted down the left sideline for a 46-yard touchdown. Penn State was ahead for the third time in the game, 20-17. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Those guys (tight ends James, Breneman, and Kyle Carter) all had big catches today,â&#x20AC;? Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Brien said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They are good players and big parts of our offense. We will continue to involve them and get them the ball. They are becoming blockers. They are great kids.â&#x20AC;? Ahead now, Penn State was able to force Nebraska into two three-and-outs, but the Lions could not move the ball either. Then, with just under seven minutes to play, Nebraskaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Ameer Abdullah broke free around left end for what looked like a 60-yard touchdown. But Nebraska was flagged on the play, and the Huskers had to settle for a first down on the Penn State 25. Six plays later, on a third-and-goal from the Penn State seven, Kellogg took off for the end zone, but senior linebacker Mike Hull was there to stop him at the two. Nebraska had to settle for the tying field goal, and, ultimately, overtime.

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Penn State did advance to the Nebraska 34 on its final drive, but the Huskers stiffened and the Lions had to punt with just over a minute to play. In overtime, Hackenbergâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s third-and-5 pass intended for Robinson inside the 5-yard line was knocked away and brought out Ficken for a 37-yard try. It was wide. Nebraskaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Smith then ended the game and the Beaver Stadium careers of 17 very special seniors. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Well, (they have) a special place in Penn State history,â&#x20AC;? Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Brien said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;These seniors stuck with this program and university during a very tough time. Everybody needs to remember that. This senior class will go down as just as special as last yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s seniors. They could have left; they chose to stay.â&#x20AC;? Those seniors are not completely done just yet. This week Penn State travels to Camp Randall Stadium in Madison, Wisc., to take on the Badgers. The weather doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t figure to be much warmer, and, in light of the outcome of last yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s game, the reception for the Lions will be equally as chilly. Wisconsin is 9-2 this season and is coming off its 10th consecutive victory over Minnesota last Saturday, 20-7. The Badgers only losses this season came at the hands of Arizona State, 32-30, and Ohio State, 31-24.

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Lions attempting to back up early-season optimism By JOHN PATISHNOCK

UNIVERSITY PARK — Scanning the preseason and early-season stories surrounding the Penn State men’s basketball team, most of the narratives focused on something along the lines of the Nittany Lions seemingly on the verge of a turnaround season. Maybe that’s exactly what will happen. But we don’t know yet. What I know for sure is that the upbeat prognosis is something of a yearly tradition with the men’s hoops program. Having grown up in the area, I’m familiar with the arc of the typical Penn State men’s basketball campaign. Early optimism gives way to a so-so season before Penn State claims a big-time victory against a highly ranked opponent late in the year to restore those initial upbeat feelings. What this sequence usually leads to is sparse crowds throughout the campaign, despite Penn State playing many home games in the heart of winter when the social options in Happy Valley temporarily dip. I was a freshman when Penn State stunned North Carolina in the Round of 32 in 2001 to advance to the team’s last Sweet 16 appearance. And the NIT championship in 2009 was definitely enjoyable. Throw in an NCAA Tournament appearance and a winning record in 2011 and proof exists that Penn State can be more than just an average team. Is this the year that starts a winning trend? We’ll see. I’ve heard Coach Patrick Chambers speak in-person only a handful of times but everything indicates he’s a high-energy leader with an unlimited amount of passion. Odds are he’s standing a few feet out on the court during any point in the game, imploring his guys to do whatever he deems necessary in that situation. Above all else, he’s a guy who you want to see do well. After Penn State’s defeat of La Salle on Nov. 19, Explorers coach Dr. John Giannini talked of the importance of land-grant universities landing the top in-state players. Typically, he said, those players in Pennsylvania will hail

from around Philadelphia, where Chambers has roots; he graduated from Philadelphia University and served as an assistant at Villanova for a number of years. Giannini said that connection gives Chambers credibility in recruiting, evidenced by D.J. Newbill, one-half of what’s considered one of the best backcourts in the Big Ten. “He has the energy and experience to really make a difference,” Giannini said of Chambers. Penn State sported a 4-1 record heading into Tuesday’s game against Monmouth, with non-conference games against St. John’s and either Georgia Tech or Mississippi, Pittsburgh, Marshall, Duquesne and Princeton before Big Ten play starts on Tuesday, Dec. 31, against Michigan State. If you’re looking for something fun to do on New Year’s Eve and still be home before all the partying starts, check out the game against the Spartans, who vaulted to the top spot in the rankings earlier this month for the first time since 2001. I attended the Penn State-Connecticut women’s battle recently. More than 8,000 fans created an environment that was fun and energetic, a scene that I wish would envelop the Bryce Jordan Center more regularly. Granted, Connecticut was the top-ranked team in the country and the game tipped off on a Sunday at noon, but there’s no good reason why attendance can’t be higher for men’s games; the first three home contests featured an average attendance of 4,554, roughly 30 percent of the Bryce Jordan Center’s capacity. The argument exists that Penn State needs to give more fans a reason to attend. Win games. Create a winning tradition. Schedule marquee opponents. I get that, and those points make sense. Students are ungodly busy, as are many other people who live in the area. Jobs and family responsibilities are priorities, as they should be. But having everyone mix in a couple more visits to the BJC every year sure can’t hurt. After all, nobody ever said fans can’t help start that winning tradition.

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PENN STATE head coach Patrick Chambers is glad to have senior guard Tim Frazier back in the lineup.

Plenty for Penn State football fans to be thankful for By BEN JONES

UNIVERSITY PARK — For the most part, any given story in the sporting world lasts as long as a game does, or at the most a full season. New drama pops up and new games fill the docket. Everything else is history in a “What have you done lately?” business. So for the average Penn State fan, it’s easy to feel like the NCAA sanction narrative played out long ago. The transfer window has been closed for months, scholarships will be restored far sooner than anticipated, and it seems that the Nittany Lions could be bowling as early as 2014-15. On the surface, Penn State has made it out of the worst of the sanctions and for the most part that is true. As a result, the usual in-season critics rise to the surface of the conversation. No matter how big the obstacle or how fortunate Penn State has been, someone will always be upset. The program is operating in the 90th percentile of all reasonable expectations, with slightly more than 60 “scholarship players,” and some people still aren’t happy. Some of that is the nature of the fan. But some of that is a lack of understanding of how lucky Penn State truly has been since

that fateful day Mark Emmert took his pulpit and handed down judgement on the Penn State football program. In retrospect, while the Nittany Lion faithful scoffed at the idea players would leave town in mass or that Penn State would never win another game as some pundits predicted, in many respects what has actually happened over the past two seasons has been just as unlikely. Some players left, but only a handful of consequence. A few recruits decommitted, but Christian Hackenberg still drove into town knowing full well what he was up against. When the sanctions were handed down, players were supposed to avoid a program with a cloudy future and good recruits would look elsewhere. That didn’t happen. But it could have. On the field, under Bill O’Brien, Penn State has been thoroughly beaten only once. The lopsided defeat to Ohio State earlier this season was not a unique occurrence, though, for a Buckeye team hoping to work their way into the national title game. So in terms of getting outplayed for a full 60 minutes by a bad team, that has yet to happen. Fans, Page 25

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DESPITE SANCTIONS that have kept the Nittany Lions from winning Big Ten titles and competing for bowl berths, fans have continued to fill the stands at Beaver Stadium.

Penn State men roll past Longwood By BEN JONES

UNIVERSITY PARK — Brandon Taylor scored a career high 25 points and the Nittany Lions overcame a turnover-filled first half en route to a 93-67 victory over Longwood Sunday afternoon. Taylor went 5-of-9 from three and showed some nice moves near the basket as Penn State improved to 4-1 on the year. Penn State rushed out to a 7-0 lead in the early going, but some hot shooting by Longwood and nine first half turnovers by the Nittany Lions let the Lancers back into the game. Penn State would take a 37-27 lead into the half, despite some early

mistakes. The second half was a very different story, as Penn State came running out of the gates en route to a 56 point second half. DJ Newbill was exceptional for the Nittany Lions, pulling down 9 rebounds, dishing out 7 assists and scoring 23 points. Ross Travis added an early double-double to the box score, with 13 rebounds and 11 points to his name less than halfway though the second half. The Nittany Lions committed only two turnovers in the second half of the game. Penn State shot 57 percent from the field and broke the 80 point margin for the third time in four games.

BRANDON TAYLOR, center, shown here in a game earlier this season, led the Nittany Lions with 25 points in a 93-67 win over Longwood on Sunday.

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Quick-fire reaction, rankings not needed in football Within minutes of the Denver Broncosâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; victory over the Kansas City Chiefs on Nov. 17 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; the teams were a combined 17-1 entering the game â&#x20AC;&#x201D; I saw the NBC Sportsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Twitter account ask a question. It was simple and straightforward: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Give us your #RapidReaction: Are the #Broncos the best team in the NFL?â&#x20AC;? Maybe Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m in the minority with this thinking, but hereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s my thought: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Who cares?â&#x20AC;? Before I get to the crux of my argument, letâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s examine this question from a purely analytical perspective. At the time, the DenJohn Patishnock ver Broncosâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; next two covers Penn State opponents were the athletics for the New England Patriots Centre County and those same Chiefs, Gazette. Email teams who ended that him at sports@ centrecounty weekend with a bined record of 16-4. Even if you thought the Broncos were the best team in the NFL at that time, what did it mean? Nothing, thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s what. But more to the point, when did everything in sports have to be ranked and cataloged? I remember when people said things like, â&#x20AC;&#x153;That was a good game.â&#x20AC;? Not anymore. Now, people flock to social media sites to rank their personal experience against the personal experiences of fans across the country. It just seems like overkill.


Preseason rankings and mid-season polls that project where teams will end the season both make sense. But weekly, such questions seem more like desperate attempts for attention. Additionally, I understand the concept of ranking the best games of all time, or the best rivalries. Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s validity to seeing what games and players stand the test of time. But thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a gross oversaturation of â&#x20AC;&#x153;rapid reactionâ&#x20AC;? questions. And letâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not overlook that it seems you canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be a working journalist or writer covering sports in America without your own weekly power rankings. It doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t matter how accurate these rankings are because they change every week. It seems itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s more important to accumulate followers or responses on social media sites than to actually know what youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re talking about. Within the first 12 hours of posing that question, all of one person responded to the NBC Sportsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; account. The person said that the Broncos are the best team in the regular season, but that Peyton Manning â&#x20AC;&#x153;has to prove he can do it in January and February.â&#x20AC;? Yes, Peyton Manning, one of the greatest quarterbacks of all time and whoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s won a Super Bowl has to prove to an anonymous poster on Twitter that he can play well in the playoffs. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m sure thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s what continues to drive Peyton Manning. I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want to appear like a cantankerous writer. I know plenty of people who fit that description and I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t. But I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t get the ever-growing obsession many people harbor about wanting to dissect every discernible aspect of the game within seconds of it happening. Me? Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m content to simply watch the games and enjoy myself.


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Hackenberg named freshman of the week By BEN JONES

UNIVERSITY PARK — For the fourth time this season, Nittany Lion quarterback Christian Hackenberg has been named the Big Ten Freshman of the Week. This time, Hackenberg was coming off of a 23-20 overtime loss to Nebraska in which he threw for two touchdowns and ran for another score. In total, Hackenberg accounted for all three of Penn State’s touchdowns on Saturday. Hackenberg has started every game this season and his four Big Ten Freshman of the Week selections are the most for a conference player since 2010. Hackenberg shares this week’s honor with Indiana defensive tackle Ralphael Green III. With his eighth 200-yard passing game now in the books, Hackenberg is now in a tie for third place on the Penn State single season list with Daryll Clark (2009), trailing only Kerry Collins, with 10 in 1994 and Matt McGloin, with 11 in 2012. Fans, from page 1 In total, facing very real threats and the very real danger of a program collapsing, Penn State has been competitive in all but one game in the past two seasons. In 22 out of the last 23 contests, the Nittany Lions could exit feeling like on a better day they could have won in the nine of 23 times Penn State failed to do so thus far. When the sanctions were handed down, Penn State wasn’t supposed to even be in games. The Nittany Lions would enter with limited talent and limited depth, losing far more often than winning. Depth and talent have been depleted, but Penn State hasn’t become an easy win. But it could have. Today, Penn State sits at 6-5 with a fairly decent chance of ending the season at 6-6. Fourteen wins and 10 losses since Bill O’Brien arrived in town. Not a mark usually accepted during normal circumstances, but a mark that could be far worse and a mark that could see each of those losses being far more lopsided. Critics have their place. O’Brien and his staff have not coached flawlessly and players — even on a roster riddled with walk-ons in important roles — have not always played up to their collective abilities. In an ironic twist, O’Brien’s success in the face of unprecedented odds has allowed for fans to be critical of his coaching and critical of players’ individual performances. Instead of facing each game as a challenge and a grind, each game is seen as a chance to win and a failure to do so frustrates fans. This is the double-edged sword of success in tough times, fair or not. But at the end of the day, regardless how many wins or losses have accumulated over the past two seasons, the light is visible at the end of the tunnel and the Penn State football program is still standing on two feet, a fact that will impact the future of the program far longer than any single loss over the past 23 games or over the next 25. When the sanctions were handed down, that wasn’t supposed to happen. But it did. And that’s something fans can be thankful for.

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Munchak bests McGloin in battle of PSU alums By MARK EMMONS The Associated Press

OAKLAND — In the end, it was a shame that either one of Scranton’s favorite sons had to lose. Matt McGloin, the Oakland quarterback from West Scranton, had written another chapter to his unlikely and magical rise in the NFL with a picture-perfect, 27yard touchdown pass that put the Raiders ahead with 6:10 remaining Sunday at Coliseum. But it was Mike Munchak, the Scranton Central product and coach of Tennessee, who came away the winner as his Titans rallied to beat the Raiders, 23-19, on Ryan Fitzpatrick’s 10-yard scoring pass to Kendall Wright with just 10 seconds remaining. What had started slowly as a field-goalkicking exhibition, finished with wild, edge-of-the-seat drama. When McGloin was unable to muster up a miracle in the final two plays, all he could do was weave through the postgame handshakes as he looked for Munchak. When he found him, two men from Scranton embraced in a quick hug at midfield. “I just wanted to say congratulations, wish him luck, and he wanted to do the same thing,” said McGloin, the undrafted rookie who was making only his second NFL start and now appears to have staked his claim as the Raiders’ starting quarterback. “It was good to see him, and I know there were a lot of people back in Scranton paying attention.” For his part, Munchak sounded like he was thankful for escaping this encounter against McGloin with the victory. “He was a couple of seconds away from beating us,” said Munchak, the third-year Titans coach who already is in the Pro Football Hall of Fame for his 12 years as a star offensive lineman. “He’s such a great example of a guy who handles himself so well and continues to do things that nobody expected. “I’m glad I got to wish him well.” The Scranton connection received so much play in the Bay Area in the preceding days that the game even had the unofficial title of the “Electric City Bowl” — along with a newly made victory bell trophy. But that piece of hardware didn’t make it to Oakland for the game. And there was something much more tangible at stake




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earned another start, Raiders Coach Dennis Allen answered succinctly: “Yes.” On the day, McGloin completed 19 of 32 attempts for 260 yards with one touchdown and an interception. Not bad for a guy who started the season fourth on the Oakland depth chart. But when Matt Flynn, who arrived in the off-season in a trade from the Seattle Seahawks, couldn’t nail down the job, he was replaced by former Ohio State star Terrelle Pryor, and then later released. After a strong start, Pryor began to struggle — completing just 50.8 percent of his passes with eight interceptions and one touchdown in his last four games — before suffering a sprained knee on Nov. 3. That opened the door for McGloin, who was largely unknown outside of Pennsylvania. That began to change after his threetouchdown performance in a 28-23 victory over the Houston Texans the previous weekend, which earned him Sunday’s start in front of the Silver-and-Black faithful. But even though Oakland held a 9-6 lead at halftime, McGloin had struggled mightily as Munchak crafted a game plan based on blitzing the rookie early and often. The result was hurried throws, four deflected passes and just eight completions in 17 attempts for 105 yards. Even worse was an ill-advised throw that was intercepted by Tennessee’s Zach Brown at the Oakland 11-yard line — which was converted into a short field goal. The second half, though, McGloin was a

different quarterback. “We made some changes and I was more comfortable,” he said. “I was able to settle in and get more relaxed. I had a better understanding of what they were doing defensively.” He looked like a veteran when, midway through the fourth quarter and with Oakland losing 16-12, he smartly led the Raiders 75 yards down the field, completing all four of his passes. The touchdown toss, a ball lofted high to fullback Marcel Reece, off his back foot and while getting hit by Titan defenders, was a thing of beauty. “That was a great, great throw by him,” Munchak said. “We were on a blitz and all over him. That was a monster play for them.” But it didn’t last. It was Fitzpatrick’s turn for heroics. He engineered a 14-play, 80-yard drive, completing eight of 10 passes. The last one — the touchdown to Wright — quieted the raucous Oakland crowd. In their locker rooms, both Munchak and McGloin said they were well aware of how important this afternoon was back in their hometown. But each man also said he never thought about it once while the game was being played. “You can’t think about stuff like that when you’re out there,” McGloin said. “But it was great that people back home really follow their players and coaches so closely. We take pride in that.”




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Mounties looking to bounce back By PAT ROTHDEUTSCH

PHILIPSBURG — A closer look at the 2013-14 Philipsburg-Osceola High School boys’ basketball team: Coach — Dave McKnight. 2012-13 Record — 5-16 Key losses — “We lost five seniors, basically all my starters,” McKnight said. “They will be missed. That was a strong group of kids, a nice group of kids. They stuck together, and they played a lot of basketball for us.” Returning letter winners — Guard Trentin Harrington, guard Collin Maurer and forward Lewis Jones. “They all lettered for us last year, and now they have to build their own identity and who they are going to be and what kind of team they’re going to be,” McKnight said. Outlook — Experience is the big question mark for the Mounties. With the loss of five starters from last season, and just three lettermen returning, the team will have to learn to play together on the fly. “I think we’re athletic,” McKnight said. “I think we can match up with a lot of teams that we play. It’s a matter of execution and getting a lot of game experience in a hurry. “(Football quarterback) Curtis Matsko

came out again. He was out as a sophomore but didn’t play last year, so that will give us some nice senior leadership and a strong presence inside. It’s a new season and a new challenge. We’ll do with it what we can.” Still, with a tough early schedule, the Mounties will need to come together quickly. “They need time,” McKnight said, “playing time. A guy like Dan Fowler came out for the first time, and he is a good athlete, but he needs to work on his basketball skills. But he’s working. And that’s what I like, and he’s also got some size and presence inside. “We need to get into the scrimmages and find out where we are. I’m not sure. We have some younger kids who I think can contribute, but we don’t know because they haven’t been here yet. They played junior high last year, so we’ll see how they turn out this year.” McKnight, however, is not planning to give up his up-tempo style of play. “I don’t really like playing zone defenses because we tend to stand around, so we work exclusively on man-to-man principles. Offensively, we run a system, read and react, and I don’t like to pull them back and make them afraid to shoot. I want them to make plays, and if we string enough together, that equates to victory. We have a couple of nice shooters who


THE PHILIPSBURG-OSCEOLA High School boys’ basketball team returns three letter winners for the 2013-14 season. Pictured, from left, are Trentin Harrington, Collin Maurer and Lewis Jones. are getting better and who are working on their shooting.” Circle these dates — at West Branch

(Dec. 6); vs. Penns Valley (Dec. 10); at Tyrone (Dec. 13); vs. Bellefonte (Dec. 16); vs. Bald Eagle Area (Dec. 20).

Lady Mounties hope to take the next step By PAT ROTHDEUTSCH

PHILIPSBURG — A closer look at the 2013-14 Philipsburg-Osceola girls’ basketball team: Coach — Doug Myers 2012-13 record — 10-12, lost to Tyrone in District 6 playoffs. Key loss — Briana Rusnak. Returning letter winners — Cheyenne Bone, Abby Showers, Haylee Hayward, Katie Meersand and Alyssa Myers. Outlook — The loss of Rusnak to graduation will hurt the Mounties because she was such a strong leader and inside presence for P-O. “She was a tremendous post player,” Myers said. “And a great leader, hustled, rebounded, we are going to miss her a lot.” But P-O does return five letter winners from last season, including two seniors, Katie Meersand and Alyssa Myers, and


THE PHILIPSBURG-OSCEOLA High School girls’ basketball team returns five letter winners for the 2013-14 season. Pictured, front row, from left, are Katie Meersand and Alyssa Myers; back row, from left, are Cheyenne Bone, Abby Showers and Haylee Hayward.

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three starters, Abby Showers, Haylee Hayward and Myers. The problem for the Mounties is that none of them will be able to replace the size of Rusnak in the middle, which will change the type of game P-O will play this season. “We have pretty good speed,” Myers said, “and we’re quick. We are not real big, but we have kids who are in the third year with our program. We have some kids who have started a lot of basketball games. Abby started since she came here as a freshman. Haylee played just about every minute last year, and Alyssa is in her second year as a starter. So I think that will be an advantage for us — we have real good ball handlers. “Right now, we are really working on checking out so we have a chance to rebound. We’re really not big. I think our tallest girl is 5-5, 5-6. So we are worried Lady Mounties, Page 30


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Mounties hope to pin down successful season By PAT ROTHDEUTSCH

PHILIPSBURG — A closer look at the 2013-14 Philipsburg-Osceola High School wrestling team: Coach — Tim McCamley 2012-13 record — 9-7, 7 regional qualifiers. Key losses — Jay Prentiss, Brian Evans, Andrew Greenwalt and Justin Millard. Returning letter winners — Dallas Kephart, Chris Thompson, Nathan Quick, Caleb Shively, Scott Yarger, Mason Pryde, Roger Kephart, Kaleb Guy, Dennis Lumadue, Nick Gray and Dustin Shuey Outlook — Things are looking up for the Mountie wrestling team. With 14 seniors, 11 lettermen, and four regional qualifiers returning, P-O is looking to improve on last season’s 9-7 record. “We have a lot of good seniors,” McCamley said, “and senior leadership will be one of our strengths. I think that there are 14 seniors in the room, and on the mat right now we are practicing 26 kids.” With those numbers and that kind of leadership, McCamley is looking to have a very balanced team and be especially strong in the upper weight classes. “We are going to be strong in the upper weights,” he said. “We have some real good light weights, too, but where we are going to be noticed is in the upper weights. We have some powerful middle weights as well, so we should have a well balanced team. “Our kids are aggressive. I would rather see them make


THE PHILIPSBURG-OSCEOLA High School wrestling team returns 11 letter winners from the 2012-13 season. Pictured front row, from left, are Dallas Kephart, Chris Thompson, Nathan Quick, Caleb Shively and Scott Yarger. Back row, from left, are Mason Pryde, Roger Kephart, Kaleb Guy, Dennis Lumadue, Nick Gray and Dustin Shuey. an aggressive mistake than sit back and lose one 3-2 or something like that. Our kids go after the win. Not so much pinners, but really we should be strong on our feet this year. We also have some good riders, and conditioning plays a big part. We’re usually in pretty good shape.” Experienced or not, early in the season McCamley is taking his team back to the fundamentals. “We’re back to basics,” he said. “We’re working hard on fundamental things, things that we can overlook once in a while — basic shots, little flaws in our penetration, or some blocks. But Lady Mounties, from page 29 about them getting one shot and then it’s our ball. “We are going to try to beat them down the court and get some layups. Do some good screening. Get some kids some open shots and put kids in position so that when we do miss a shot, they are at least in the area to get a rebound.” Another concern for the Mounties could be the early-season schedule.

staying aggressive.” Overall, McCamley is very optimistic about this team. “This is a good team to coach,” he said. “This is going to be a good year if we can stay healthy. We have to stay away from the injuries, and we have to get them into the right weight classes, which is always a problem.” Circle these dates — Mountaineer Tournament (Dec. 7); at Bellefonte (Dec. 10); vs. Chestnut Ridge (Dec. 12); at Central Mountain (Dec. 19); Conestoga Valley Tournament (Dec. 27-28).

the teams in our league will be pretty comparable. We may have a league champion with five or six losses. So I just think that any night, anybody can beat anybody. It will be a balanced league. “We are not going to change a lot. We will hustle and play as hard as we can.” Circle these dates — At DuBois (Dec. 9); at Penns Valley (Dec. 11); vs Tyrone (Dec. 13); at Bellefonte (Dec. 18); at Bald Eagle Area (Dec. 20).

P-O plays six of its first eight games on the road, with its only home games being against Tyrone and Penn Cambria. “We actually did really well on the road last year,” Myers said. “We beat Penns Valley over there, and DuBois and Central at their school. We beat Clearfield there on Senior Night. So I told the kids and I’m trying to convince them that we can play on the road and do really well. “I think that more than past years,

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Schulman elected to lead directors’ union From Gazette staff reports UNIVERSITY PARK — Susan H. Schulman has been elected to serve as executive board president of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society, the national labor union representing professional stage directors and choreographers. The results of SDC’s recent executive board elections were announced Nov. 18 at the annual membership meeting. Schulman is a graduate of the Yale Drama School, Hofstra University and New York’s famed High School of Performing Arts. She heads the M.F.A Directing Program at Penn State. “For over 20 years SDC has been there to support and to inspire me. It is my privilege to serve as president in this tradition of community while continuing to empower and protect professional stage directors and choreographers,” said Schulman. A Tony-nominated director, Schulman was first elected to the SDC board in 1990, serving as executive vice president from 1992-1996. During her tenure she co-chaired Broadway negoti-

ations multiple times and chairs the union’s Committee on International Artists. Her Broadway credits include the Tony Award-winning musical “The Secret Garden,” as well as its highly successful national tour (Drama Desk nomination), the revival of “Sweeney Todd” at the Circle in the Square (Tony Award nomination), the revival of “The Sound of Music” (Tony nomination Outstanding Revival), and “Little Women,” the musical and its recent national tour. For her direction of the highlyacclaimed “Violet” (which received The New York Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Musical), Schulman was nominated for a Drama Desk Award for Best Director. She received an Obie Award for directing Sondheim and Furth’s musical “Merrily We Roll Along” at the York Theatre. Her work can be seen regularly at the Stratford Shakespeare Festival of Canada. She just returned from Denmark, where she directed a new musical composed by John Bucchino, and is currently working on “Stardust Road,” the music of Hoagy B. Carmichael, which she conceived and is directing.

DIRECTOR SUSAN H. SCHULMAN chatted with actors Emma Stratton, left, and Kevin Toniazzo-Naughton during rehearsal for the Penn State Centre Stage production of “Sweeney Todd” recently. Schulman has been elected to serve as executive board president of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society.

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Playhouse to host ‘A Tuna Christmas’ LOCK HAVEN — The Millbrook Playhouse presents “A Tuna Christmas” at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 4, through Saturday, Dec. 7, at the Lock Haven Elks Club, 216 E. Main St. in Lock Haven. Seating at tables is general admission. Groups of 10 or more will be seated at their own tables. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own food to eat during the show. A cash bar will be available. To order tickets, call (570) 748-8083. For more information, visit


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THE NITTANY VALLEY Symphony Guild recently held its Ann Keller Young Soloist Competition at Penn State. Pictured, back row, from left, are Maestro Michael Jinbo, CPYO conductor Ben Firer, Dr. Steven Smith, Noah Beattie-Moss and Alexander Woskob (honorable mention). Front row, from left, are Zach Spaw, Lora Boll, Raina Arnett, Juliette Greer (first place winner), Haley Dietz, Allison Graham (honorable mention), Brian Curtin (second place winner), Luisa Mei Bressan and Alicia Lai.


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“THE WONDERS OF NATURE,” by Denise Wagner, will be on display through Saturday, Nov. 30, in the Community Gallery at The Bellefonte Art Museum for Centre County, 133 N. Allegheny St. in Bellefonte. Gallery hours are 1 to 4:30 p.m., Friday, Saturday and Sunday. For more information, call (814) 355-4280 or visit Submitted photo

PENN STATE’S premier jazz ensemble Centre Dimensions will perform at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 3, in Esber Recital Hall. Their repertoire includes music by Stan Kenton, Woody Herman, Thad Jones and Phil Woods, as well as an original composition by director Dan Yoder. Tickets are available at the door. This concert is also available through live streaming video at the Penn State School of Music.

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

THE ARENA BAR & GRILL, 1521 MARTIN ST., STATE COLLEGE, (814) 237-8833 Friday, Nov. 29

Shake Shake Shake, 10:30 p.m.

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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, Nov. 29 Saturday, Nov. 30

‘Mosaic’ concert scheduled From Gazette staff reports

BAR BLEU, 112 S. GARNER ST., STATE COLLEGE, (814) 237-0374 Thursday, Nov. 28 Friday, Nov. 29 Saturday, Nov. 30

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THE PENN STATE School of Music presents it annual showcase concert on Dec. 8.

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UNIVERSITY PARK — The Penn State School of Music will present its annual showcase concert, “Mosaic,” at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 8, in Eisenhower Auditorium. The performance features both large and small ensembles as well as the school’s most outstanding soloists. Large bands and orchestras give way to individuals, jazz follows 17th-century masterworks performed in the walls, and voices resound from the

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Harmonica Blastoff with Steve Guyger and Richard Sleigh, 8 p.m. Poppin’ the Prince’s Porter, 3 to 6 p.m.

Saturday, December 7

THE GAMBLE MILL, 160 DUNLAP ST., BELLEFONTE, (814) 355-7764 Friday, Nov. 29 Saturday, Nov. 30 Sunday, Dec. 1

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

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OTTO’S PUB & BREWERY, 2286 N. ATHERTON ST., STATE COLLEGE, (814) 867-OTTO Thursday, Nov. 28 Friday, Nov. 29 Saturday, Nov. 30

Scott Mangene, 8 to 10 p.m. Miss Melanie and the Valley Rats, 9 p.m. TBA

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Lowjack, 8 p.m., Maxwell Strait, 10:30 p.m. to 2 a.m. Dominic & Noah, 8 to 10 p.m. Ted and the Hi-Fi’s, 10:30 p.m. to 2 a.m. Lowjack, 10:30 p.m. to 2 a.m. The Nightcrawlers, 10:30 p.m. to 2 a.m.

THE RATHSKELLER, 108 S. PUGH ST., STATE COLLEGE, (814) 237-3858 Friday, Nov. 29

Brian Lubrecht, 8 p.m.

THE SALOON, 101 HEISTER ST., STATE COLLEGE, (814) 234-0845 Thursday, Nov. 28 Friday, Nov. 29 Saturday, Nov. 30 Tuesday, Dec. 3 Wednesday, Dec. 4

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Happy’s with Chicken Tractor, 6 to 8 p.m. Natascha and the Spy Boys, 7 to 9 p.m. Tussey Mountain Moonshiners, 5 to 7 p.m.

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My Hero Zero, 10:30 p.m. John and Chad, 8 to 10 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. — Compiled by Marjorie S. Miller

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balconies. One performance merges directly into the next, all in a rich mosaic of dynamic and fast-paced sonic color. Tickets are available at the Eisenhower Ticket Center at (814) 863-0255 or online. Discounts of 20 percent are available on tickets purchased in person by Friday, Dec. 6. Seating is reserved. Parking will be available in the Eisenhower Parking Deck courtesy of the Penn State School of Music.

Tree Lighting & Caroling on the Diamond [5:00 p.m.] Festivities begin at 8:30 a.m. and continue throughout the day. Breakfast with Santa • Cookie Contest • Children’s Story Time & Sing-a-long Restless Winds Carriage Rides • Museum Exhibits &Tours • Holiday Hop details at:

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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 — A collection of photographs by John Hovenstine will be on display in the “Inspiration” exhibit through Saturday, Nov. 30, at Schlow Region Centre Library’s Betsy Rodgers Allen Gallery, 211 S. Allen St., State College. Hovenstine’s photographs represent scenes from the Centre County Grange Fair and Civil War re-enactments. 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 — “All That Gleams and Glistens: Sequin and Metal Art From Haiti” will be on display through Saturday, Nov. 30, in the Windows of the World Gallery at the Bellefonte Art Museum for Centre County, 133 N. Allegheny St., Bellefonte. Gallery hours are 1–4:30 p.m., Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Call (814) 355-4280 or visit Exhibit — “The Wonders of Nature” by Denise Wagner will be on display through Saturday, Nov. 30, in the Community Gallery at the Bellefonte Art Museum for Centre County, 133 N. Allegheny St., Bellefonte. Gallery hours are 1–4:30 p.m., Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Call (814) 355-4280 or visit Exhibit — “The Garman” by artist Mary Vollero will be on display through Saturday, Nov. 30, in the Sieg Gallery at the Bellefonte Art Museum for Centre County, 133 N. Allegheny St., Bellefonte. Gallery hours are 1–4:30 p.m., Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Call (814) 355-4280 or visit Exhibit — The artwork of Teresa Crowley Spitler and Brienne Brown will be on display through Saturday, Nov. 30, in the Tea Room Gallery at the Bellefonte Art Museum for Centre County, 133 N. Allegheny St., Bellefonte. Gallery hours are 1–4:30 p.m., Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Call (814) 355-4280 or visit www.bellefonte Exhibit — “Hearth Cooking: The Heart of the Home” will be on display 2–4 p.m. on Tuesdays and Saturdays through Saturday, Nov. 30, at the Boalsburg Heritage Museum, 304 E. Main St., Boalsburg. The exhibit features a recreated hearth of the 18th through early 19th centuries. Admission is free, but donations are accepted. Call (814) 466-3035 or email info@ Exhibit — The HUB-Robeson Galleries at Penn State University Park will be hosting an exhibit of paintings by Joanne Landis through Thursday, Dec. 5, in Art Alley, HUB-Robeson Center, University Park. Call (814) 865-0775 or visit www.student Winter Clothing Collection — Holt Memorial Library will be collecting mittens, scarves and hats for a mitten tree to benefit area children through Wednesday, Dec. 11, at 17 N. Front St., Philipsburg. Call (814) 342-1987. Fundraiser — Friends of GeisingerLewistown Hospital will be holding their annual Festival of Baskets Raffle. Tickets can be purchased Monday, Nov. 25, through Friday, Dec. 13. To purchase tickets or for more information, call (717) 2427225 or visit Exhibit — The Centre County Historical Society exhibit “A Common Canvas: Pennsylvania’s New Deal Post Office Murals,” will be on display through Sunday, Dec. 22, at the Centre Furnace Mansion, 1001 E. College Ave., State College. Exhibit hours are 1–4 p.m., Sundays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Visit www.centrecountyhistory. org or call (814) 234-4779. Photo With Santa — Get your family’s photo taken with Santa through Tuesday, Dec. 24, at the Nittany Mall, 2901 E. College Ave., State College, Mondays through Fridays, noon to 8 p.m.; Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; and Sundays, noon to 6 p.m. For more information, visit

2013/santa_photos. Exhibit — The Green Drake Gallery and Arts Center will show the work of its studio artists beginning Friday, Nov. 1, through Sunday, Jan. 5, at 101 W. Main St., Millheim. Call (814) 349-2486. 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 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) 237-4707 or (814) 355-2208. Exhibit — The Bellefonte Art Museum for Centre County will have a holiday show and sale by local artists, Sunday, Dec. 1, through Sunday, Jan. 26, at 133 N. Allegheny St., Bellefonte. Gallery hours are noon to 5 p.m., Thursdays through Sundays. Call (814) 355-4280 or visit www.bellefonte 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 10 a.m.–5 p.m., Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays and noon–5 p.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays. Call (814) 3551516 or visit


Turkey Shoot — The Ferguson Township Lions Club will have a turkey shoot at the club, state Route 45 West, Pine Grove Mills. Call (814) 238-6695 for more information. 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 November. Call (814) 3551516 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 will be “Thanksgiving.” Call (814) 355-1516 or visit www.centrecounty 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 info@ 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 “Who Knows?” Call (814) 3421987 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. Children’s Activity — Schlow Centre Region Library will host “Discovery Days,” where children can make turkey crafts, 11 a.m.–2 p.m. in the Children’s Department, 211 S. Allen St., State College. Call (814) 235-7817. Luncheon — The Patton Township Business Association will meet for lunch noon–1 p.m. in the Patton Township Municipal Building, 100 Patton Plaza, State College. Reservations are required and can be made by calling (814) 237-2822 or emailing pankowealthmanagement@ 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. Children’s Program — The Centre Hall Branch Library hosts its after school science club for elementary students, 3–3:30 p.m. and 3:45–4:15 p.m. at 109 W. Beryl St., Centre Hall. Today’s theme is “Fooling Your Hands.” Call (814) 364-2580 or visit Community Dinner — State College Assembly of God will have a community Thanksgiving dinner, 5–7:30 p.m. at 2201 University Drive, State College. For more information, call (814) 237-9857, visit or email info@ Zumba — New Hope United Methodist Church will sponsor a free Zumba class, 6 p.m. at Marion Walker Elementary School, 100 School Drive, Bellefonte. Call Amanda at (814) 321-4528.

Game Night — The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Centre County will host a game night, with a variety of board games and refreshments, at 7 p.m. at 780 Waupelani Drive, State College. For more information, call (814) 689-1848, visit or email lgage616@gmail. com. Concert — Biscuit Jam will play at The Governors’ Pub 7–9 p.m. at 211 W. High St., Bellefonte. 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. Children’s Activity — Schlow Centre Region Library will host “Discovery Days,” where children can transform art leftovers into something new, 11 a.m.–2 p.m. in the Children’s Department, 211 S. Allen St., State College. Call (814) 235-7817 for more information. Film — “All Is Lost,” starring Robert Redford, will be shown at 4 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. at The State Theatre, 130 W. College Ave., State College. Call the box office at (814) 272-0606 or visit www.statetheatre. org.


Event — The Milesburg Hometown Christmas will be held 9 a.m.–3 p.m. throughout Milesburg. There will be craft shows, a flea market, open houses, fresh wreaths, prizes, carolers and Santa. Maps will be available throughout town. For more information, contact Sandie Dieterle at (814) 353-8886. Craft and Gift Fair — The Bald Eagle Area Craft and Gift Fair will be at 9 a.m. at the Bald Eagle Area Middle School, 751 S. Eagle Valley Road, Wingate. There will be crafts, gifts and food. For more information, contact Cartoons — The 7th annual Bill Welch Saturday Morning Cartoon Series will bring Warner Brothers’ Looney Tunes animation to The State Theatre at 10 a.m., 130 W. College Ave., State College. Call the box office at (814) 272-0606 or visit www.state Games Group — 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. Story Time — Children ages 2 to 7 are invited to participate in “Saturday Stories Alive,” a half hour of stories, finger plays, a craft, and movie or special performance, 11–11:30 a.m. in the Children’s Activity Room, Schlow Centre Region Library, 211 S. Allen St., State College. All skill levels are welcome. Call (814) 235-7817 for more information. Film — “All Is Lost,” starring Robert Redford, will be shown at 4 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. at The State Theatre, 130 W. College Ave., State College. Call the box office at (814) 272-0606 or visit


Memorial Service — The Bellefonte Elks Lodge will have its annual Memorial Service to honor and remember passed

members at 2 p.m., 120 W. High St., Bellefonte. The service will be under the direction of Lodge organist and vocalist Carol Leitzell. For more information, call (814) 355-1020 between 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. Children’s Activity — The Performing Arts School of Central Pennsylvania presents excerpts from “The Nutcracker,” 2:30– 3:30 p.m. in the Schlow Community Room at Schlow Centre Region Library, 211 S. Allen St., State College. Call (814) 235-7817 for more information. Fundraiser — The Penn Stater Conference Hotel will host “Taste of the Town” to support the Centre County United Way, 6–10 p.m. at 215 Innovation Blvd., State College. There will be live entertainment, complimentary wine and spirit samplings, international cuisines, and silent and live charity auctions. For more information or to register, call (813) 238-8283 or visit


Children’s Program — Learn about eating and living well with science, art and museum exploration at “Curio’s Fit Club Day Camp” for 6- to 12-year-olds, 9 a.m.–4 p.m. at Discovery Space, 112 W. Foster Ave., Suite 1, State College. Space is limited, so registering is recommended. Participants are asked to bring their own lunch. Call (814) 234-0200, email info@ or visit 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. 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 “Snow.” 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 “Hibernation.” 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. Children’s Activity — Schlow Centre Region Library will host “Discovery Days,” where children can make pipe cleaner finger puppets, 11 a.m.–2 p.m. in the Children’s Department, 211 S. Allen St., State College. Call (814) 235-7817 for more information. Discussion — The Centre Region Parks and Recreation “Authors vs. Directors” discussion group will review “Skipping Christmas” by John Grisham, 2:30-3:30 p.m. at the Centre Region Senior Center, 131 South Fraser St., State College. Registration is required. For fees and information visit www. or call (814) 231-3071. Concert — Penn State School of Music presents Percussion Ensemble II, 5 p.m. at Esber Recital Hall, University Park. For more information, visit edu. What’s Happening, Page 34

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What’s Happening, from page 33 Knitting Club — A knitting club will meet 6:30-8:30 p.m. in the Sun Room, Schlow Centre Region Library, 211 S. Allen St., State College. All skill levels are welcome. Call (814) 237-6236. Concert — The Nittany Knights will perform acapella barbershop songs at 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.nittanyknights. org or email Film — “Ride Along” starring Kevin Hart and Ice Cube, will be shown at 7:30 p.m. at The State Theatre, 130 W. College Ave., State College. Call the box office at (814) 272-0606 or visit www.statetheatre. org. Concert — Penn State School of Music presents Percussion Ensemble I and Mallet Ensemble, 8 p.m. at Esber Recital Hall, University Park. For more information, visit Support Group — The Cancer Survivors’ Association will host a cancer caregiver support group meeting at Mount Nittany Medical Center Conference Room 6, 1800 E. Park Ave., State College. Rhonda Stern, an art therapist, will share how art can help reduce stress. For more information, visit


Seniors Hiking Group — Enjoy a moderate hike in the great outdoors at 9 a.m. at various locations in and around State College. The hikes are free except for car pool donations. To register, call (814) 231-3076 or visit 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. Baby Program — Holt Memorial Library will host “Baby’s Morning Out,” featuring educational and developmentally appropriate toys, 10:30–11:30 a.m. at 17 N. Front St., Philipsburg. Call (814) 342-1987 or visit 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 will be “Hibernation.” 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. 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. Film — Red Bull Media House presents the film “McConkey,”7:30 p.m. at The State Theatre, 130 W. College Ave., State College. Call the box office at (814) 272-0606 or visit Concert — Penn State School of Music presents Centre Dimensions Jazz Ensemble, 8 p.m. at Esber Recital Hall, University Park. For more information, visit www.


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 November. Call (814) 3551516 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 info@ 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 “Decadent December.” Call (814) 342-1987 or visit www.centrecounty 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 will be “Hibernation.” Call (814) 355-1516 or visit www.centrecounty 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. Book Talk — Penn State alumna Carol Turgeon will discuss her novels, which are based on classic fairy tales, in “The Art of Poetry: The Fairest of Them All,” 12:10 p.m. at the Palmer Museum of Art, University Park. For more information, visit www. 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. Children’s Program — The Centre Hall Branch Library will host its Lego Clubs, 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 Fundraiser — Tara’s Angels will host “Ladies Night Out,” a fundraiser to benefit the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life, 5:30–7:30 p.m. at Damon’s Grill & Sports Bar, 1031 E. College Ave., State College. There will be free raffle drawings with products from Thirty-One, Scentsy, Pampered Chef and Paparazzi Jewelry. All proceeds, 10 percent of dinner bills, go to the American Cancer Society. For more in-

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november 27-DeCember 4, 2013 formation, email Tara Ripka at tararipka@ Zumba — New Hope United Methodist Church will sponsor a free Zumba class, 6 p.m. at Marion Walker Elementary School, 100 School Drive, Bellefonte. Call Amanda at (814) 321-4528. Game Night — The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Centre County will host a game night, with a variety of board games and refreshments, at 7 p.m. at 780 Waupelani Drive, State College. For more information, call (814) 689-1848, visit www. or email Concert — Biscuit Jam will play at The Governors’ Pub 7–9 p.m. at 211 W. High St., Bellefonte. For more information, visit Concert — Dark Star Orchestra will perform at 8 p.m. at The State Theatre, 130 W. College Ave., State College. Call the box office at (814) 272-0606 or visit www.state


Children’s Program — The “Growing Up Wild” series, an interactive program designed for ages 3-5 years old, will meet 10–11:30 a.m. at the Environmental Learning Center, Bald Eagle State Park, 149 Main Park Road, Howard. A variety of basic crafts, stories, short walks and nature games will be available. The event could take place inside or outside, so please dress for the weather. Registration is required and can be done by calling the Environmental Learning Center at (814) 625-9369. 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 info@ 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 “Seeing Farther.” Activities are free with paid admission. Call (814) 234-0200, email or visit www. — Compiled by Gazette staff

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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@centrecountygazette. com 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 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) 2343141 / or Janie at (814) 235-2000 / 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) 355-5678 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 ljt2342@embarqmail. com. 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) 387-4218. 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 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 Bellefonte Kiwanis Club meets at noon Tuesdays at the Moose Club, 125 N. Spring St., Bellefonte. Call Richard King at (814) 3559606 or email 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) 2317005. 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 www. 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 ccdssociety@gmail. com or visit 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 len@ Visit 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 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 non-profit 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) 574-5997 or email at 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, DO, CNSP. 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 par2@ 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 7 p.m. the first and third Tuesday of every month at Milesburg Center across from UniMart. 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 www.statecollegemops. com. 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 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 or call Bill (814) 3553557. 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 www.nittanymineral. org. 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 reg@ or visit www.visitnittanynalleywood The Nittany Valley Writers Network meets for an early-risers 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 ogsrobin@ 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 beth@inspiredholisticwellness. com, or visit 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.statecollegesacredharp. com. The Snow Shoe Lions Club meets at 6:30 p.m. the first 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 hjlaw11@aol. com. 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.statecollege weaversguild.weebly. com 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) 2375220 ext. 247, email 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. 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, 610 W. Whitehall Road, 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 non-profit 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) 238-8739 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 8:3010:30 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 www.womens 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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Students work with local company on marketing plan From Gazette staff reports UNIVERSITY PARK — A Penn State Smeal College of Business marketing class led by Carolyn Todd, instructor in marketing, got a real-world perspective on product development and marketing during a recent visit from Scott Diminick, a marketing manager for Tipton, Pa.-based company New Pig. Diminick also charged the class with its semester-long project: developing a marketing plan for a recent New Pig product designed to absorb liquid waste on operating room floors as a result of arthroscopic surgery. During his visit, Diminick talked about the product and its development process, giving students a first-hand look at the level of research and information a com-

pany must have as it works to move into a new market. He also talked about issues that are unique to business-to-business marketing, such as the challenges of distribution and learning about who makes the buying decisions in different kinds of markets. “This is a great opportunity for students to hear about the whole process, from market research to product development and marketing communications,” said Todd. “All these pieces play a role in business-to-business marketing, and I think projects like these give students a better understanding of how marketing fits into the business as a whole.” Over the course of the semester, students will analyze a case study — including details on New Pig’s current customer base, opportunities in the health care in-

dustry, target market size and buying behavior, and distribution — and do their own further research to develop marketing recommendations. “As marketing methods continue to evolve toward digital communication, it will be interesting to learn how the students might conceive a marketing plan that utilizes methods such as social networking or other new ways to get your message to potential customers,” Diminick said. At the end of the semester, Diminick will return to the classroom to view presentations from the students on their marketing plans, which will include a detailed plan for trade show participation and a direct mail piece. “Connections like the one we have with New Pig really enhance what we’re able to do in the classroom,” said Todd.


“There is so much value in showing our students how marketing really functions in the workplace, and I hope that New Pig gets value from our students’ ideas as well.” Smeal is known for its strength in business-to-business marketing, both in education and research. The Institute for the Study of Business Markets is a center of excellence at the college that networks business-to-business researchers, educators and practitioners in companies and universities throughout the world. Founded in 1983, the ISBM’s mission is to expand research and teaching in business-to-business marketing and sales in academia and improve the practice of business-to-business marketing and sales in industry.

Holiday marketing: Creative ways to make your season merry With six fewer days between Thanksgiving and Christmas than last year, retailers moved into full holiday marketing mode earlier than ever. The creative onslaught of promotions, from national businesses to consumer companies, started before Halloween. How can you and your company benefit from the holiday marketing strategies of big retailers? n Develop seasonal product offerings: If Pringles can feature seasons flavors of its canned chips, such as the holiday-inspired White Chocolate Peppermint Crisps, why can’t you create a themed product or service? It doesn’t have to take a huge investment. Make minor tweaks and promote it as a holiday or New Year’s offering. n Repackage your look and feel: Kraft added a holiday twist to its iconic mac and cheese with winter shapes that look like candy canes, snowflakes and stockings. Your repackage won’t David M. Mastobe as dramatic, but the end result vich is president of MASSolutions Inc. could be the same: a holiday buzz and For more increased sales. information, go n Offer special holiday pricing: to www.mas Walmart started offering Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals right after Halloween. Target’s Holiday Price Match program matches any price from,, and for qualifying items. Build your holiday price promotion and tell your prospects and customers about it. n Create memorable promotions: Starbucks launched a holiday campaign that includes seasonal beverages in red cups. Nothing signals the holidays are just around the corner like the return of Starbucks Red Cups — this is the company’s mantra in public relations and advertising messages. You won’t have the budget or audience that Starbucks does, but you can still create a holiday promotion to reach your target audience. n Reach captive holiday audiences: The National Basketball Association (NBA) realized a void in holiday sports programming existed and took advantage of it. The Christmas Day broadcast is the first nationally televised game of the season and showcases the NBA’s biggest stars. Lebron James, Kobe Bryant, Kevin Durant and Derrick Rose can all be in our homes for the holiday. Think of how your message can reach your target markets during the holiday season. Leverage that captive audience to change your bottom line. Whether you’re a business-to-business (B2B) or business-to-consumer (B2C) company that markets locally, regionally or nationally, you can make your holiday season merry with a creative integrated marketing approach.


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JOANNE HIBNER, U.S. XPRESS field recruiter, recently visited with students nearing the end of their Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) training program at CPI. Hibner recruits from CDL schools in western Pennsylvania, Ohio and Michigan. She described the demand for drivers in her company as “extreme.” U.S.XPRESS has a fleet of 8,500 trucks and 25,000 trailers and currently operates in 48 states and Canada.



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ON NOV. 1, area legislators, elected officials and other dignitaries gathered at the Central Pennsylvania Institute of Science and Technology (CPI) to celebrate the grand opening of its new transportation training center. The 35,000-square-foot facility will house diesel technology, heavy equipment operations and commercial driver’s license programs and will also provide classroom space for training activities at the Centre County Public Safety Training Center. Pictured are, from left, Sen. Jake Corman, R-Centre, and Dan Hawbaker, chairman of the CPI “Futures in Motion” capital campaign.


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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.


Dorothy Conaway estate, Dorothy G. Conaway estate, Margie K. Luckovich co-executor and Joseph L. Conaway co-executor to Samuel T. Brezler and Lucy A. Brezler, 506 Shope St., Bellefonte, $167,000. Adam C. Fisher to Kevin T. Snook and Christina M. Snook, 122 Brown Ave., Bellefonte, $70,000.


Nellie G. Jabco estate and John J. Jabco executor to Joseph L. Jabco, 1110 Buffalo Run Road, Bellefonte, $120,000.


Pamela J. Rhodes, Pamela J. Sneath, Steven M. Sneath, Jonathan S. Sneath and Alycia Rhodes to Timothy M. Brenneman and Kimberly Brenneman, East Road, Clarence, $45,500.


John M. Corneal and Jorene S. Proper to S&A Homes Inc., 213 Florence Way, State College, $60,000. John M. Corneal and Jorene S. Proper to S&A Homes Inc., 243 Florence Way, State College, $65,000. John M. Corneal and Jorene S. Proper to S&A Homes Inc., 165 McCann Drive, State College, $60,000. Ellen M. Foster to Brian Falck and Cynthia F. Falck, 425 Windmere Drive, No. 6B, State College, $500,000.

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


Dana R. Thies to Edward P. O’Brien Jr. and Stephanie M. Herr, 210 Mossey Glen Road, State College, $378,500.


David G. Hatfield, Elaine M. Hatfield, Kevin G. Hatfield and Katherine A. Hatfield to Edward Joseph Petronsky, 780 W. Aaron Drive, State College, $189,000. Craig Kissell and Kathleen Kissell to Kai Du, 1012 W. College Ave., State College, $640,000. Calvin D. Pierce and Dorothy E. Pierce to Jennifer L. McElhinney, 129 W. Pine Grove Mills Road, Pine Grove Mills, $177,000.


Patricia E. Catherman to David L. Bierlein and Barbara A. Bierlein, Ross Hill Road, Spring Mills, $525,000. Jeffrey L. King to Jeffrey L. King and Monica J. King, 260 Brush Mountain Road, Spring Mills, $1. Steven J. Leitch to Steven J. Leitch and Jamie K. Leitch, 304 Immel Road, Spring Mills, $1. Larry W. Smeltzer and Carol B. Smeltzer to Brenda L. Yinger, Joanne M. Gumpper, Deborah Ann Dettinger and Tammy J. Hildebrand, 207 Ranch Lane, Spring Mills, $1.


Nettie Beschler by agent and John Beschler by agent to Julie Adomis and John A. Granlun, 710 E. Spruce St., Philipsburg, $18,000. Jodi L. Oppel, Jodi L. Latosky and Nicholas P. Oppel to April M. Brunner and Lindsey M. Woods, 318 N. Fifth St., Philipsburg, $89,240. John E. Quick to Dennis E. Lauder and Rhonda C. Lauder, 98 N. 13th St., Philipsburg, $20,000.


Teresa L. Grove to Teresa L. Grove, 2661 Earlystown Road, Centre Hall, $1. Teresa L. Grove to Teresa L. Grove and Donald A. Grove, 2695 Earlystown Road, Centre Hall, $1. Teresa L. Grove and Donald A. Grove to Teresa L. Grove and Donald A. Grove, 2695 Earlystown Road, Centre Hall, $1.



Betty L. Price to Clarence F. Price and Penny R. Blazer, 105 Stewart Lane, Woodward, $1. David J. Schraer to David and Cynthia Schraer Living Trust, David J. Schraer trustee and Cynthia D. Schraer trustee, 117 Willow Lane, Aaronsburg, $1. David J. Schraer to David and Cynthia Schraer Living Trust, David J. Schraer trustee and Cynthia D. Schraer trustee, 125 Willow Lane, Aaronsburg, $1.


Steven M. Bodner, Gwen M. Bodner, Robert J. Sabol and Mindy S. Sabol to Steven M. Bodner, Gwen M. Bodner, Robert John Sabol Jr. and Mindy S. Sabol, 521 West Drive, Boalsburg, $1. Chad L. Oberholtzer and Kathryn A. Oberholtzer to Charles F. Yackeren and Kendel K. Yackeren, 206 A. Holmstead Lane, Boalsburg, $135,000. Larry Reese to Jacqueline S. Tawse, 122 Old Boalsburg Road, $125,000.


Susan A. Eberhart to Jeffrey A. Moore, Sugar Camp Road, Beech Creek, $1. Jay T. Johnson to First Keystone Community Bank, 111 Eagles Nest Road, Beech Creek, $1. John F. Wagner and Carole A. Wagner to James Haas and Deborah Haas, 288 Whitetail Mountain Forest Road, Beech Creek, $45,000.


James E. Tyson estate and Cynthia D. Weaver executor to Cynthia D. Weaver, Greenburr Gap Road, Loganton, $1.

Torey L. Bowling and Audrey L. Bowling to Torey L. Bowling and Audrey L. Bowling, 509 S. Moshannon Ave., Snow Shoe, $1.


Galen E. Frantz and Nancy A. Frantz to Scott E. Barbet and Kelly M. Barber, 250 S. Form Road, Clarence, $80,000. Steven L. Hamilton and Mary Ann Hamilton to Mary Ann R. Hamilton, 108 Byzantine Lane, Clarence, $1. Randy A. Schwalm and Andrea K. Schwalm to Lowell R. Bull II and Natalie A. Bull, 258 S. Fork Road, Clarence, $122,000. Janice E. Walker, Thomas Matty and Thomas E. Walker to Thomas E. Walker and Carrie L. Walker, 499 W. Sycamore Road, Snow Shoe, $1.


Bellefonte Borough to Bellefonte Borough, Governors Park Road, Bellefonte, $1. Bellefonte Borough to Nittany Valley Joint Recreation Authority, 410 Governors Park Road, Bellefonte, $1.


Kimberly A. Strine to Xiaoning Lu and Rongying Wang, 915 Southgate Drive, No. 7, State College, $142,000. Michael T. Sullivan and Lynda M. Sullivan to Andrew Schultz and Lise K. Nelson, 235 Ridge Ave., State College, $515,000. Ralph W. Way and Kamilla Way to Andrew Way, 1861 S. Allen St., State College, $1.



Dana R. Boob and Joy L. Boob to Simon Leach and Jennifer Adams, 136 W. Main St., Millheim, $173,500.


Mark A. Newman, DC 817 Willowbank St. Bellefonte, PA 16823 814-355-4889

Spring Mills, $151,000. Dean A. Smith and Pamela J. Smith to Nathan S. Smith and Heather L. Smith, 732 Penns Creek Road, Spring Mills, $1.

David A. Allison and Christine D. Allison to Yolanda S. Mutti, 107 Honors Lane, State College, $287,500. Todd A. Gantt Sr. and Sandra L. Gantt to Sandra L. Gantt, 729 Galen Drive, State College, $1. Holly Hartzell-Reviglio and Nicholas G. Reviglio to Hartzell-Reviglio Family Trust, Nicholas G. Reviglio trustee and Holly Hartzell-Reviglio trustee, 102 Brothers Court, Port Matilda, $1. David M. Rea and Patti H. Rea to Tarun K. Chawla and Erica A. Chawla, 329 Ghaner Drive, State College, $185,000.


First Line Development Two Inc. and S&A Homes Inc. to Like R. Dreese and Shannen M. Dreese, 201 Archers Glen Circle, Bellefonte, $269,901. Sally D. Hunsberger to David G. Barnard and Jacqueline M. Barnard, 175 Lorinda Lane, $207,900. Diane T. McCraken, Diane T. Hockenberry and Brenton L. Hockenberry to Eric D. Kennedy, 159 Meadow Lane, Bellefonte, $190,000.


Patricio H. Diaz and Patricia L. Diaz to Kane Bjalme and Emily Bjalme, 1088 Sunnyside Hollow Road, Port Matilda, $176,950. Martha J. Poorman, John C. Poorman and Phil M. Poorman to Martha J. Poorman, John C. Poorman and Phil M. Poorman, 360 Laurel Run Road, Port Matilda, $1. Helen Jean Reese and Helen Reese to Robert L. Reese Jr. and Cissy J. Reese, Stine Lane, Port Matilda, $1.

Robert M. Gruver and N. Lee Gruver to Roy A. Stoltzfus and Martha F. Stoltzfus, Block Cabin Drive,

— Compiled by Gazette staff


“We would like to take this time to thank everyone for supporting the FaithCentre through your donations, shopping in our store, volunteering and most of all for your prayers!” The FaithCentre will be closed Nov. 28th & 29th Don’t forget our Christmas Shop is Now Open!

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PARKING CLOSE TO CAMPUS SPRING SEMESTER Parking on church lot, 600 block of East Prospect Ave. $260 for Spring Semester. First Church of Christ, Scientist. Call Mike 814‑237‑8711 or email M7H@psu. edu

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