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It’s that time of year again as the Penn State women’s basketball team prepares for the annual Pink Zone game at the Bryce Jordan Center on Sunday, Feb. 16./Page 16, 17

February 13-19, 2014


Volume 6, Issue 7

State Theatre hopes to restore fiscal health By NATHAN PIPENBERG

STATE COLLEGE — The State Theatre’s financial problems continue, but newly minted executive director Greg Ray said the theater’s new model as a community resource should bring financial stability. Ray, who was promoted to director on Jan. 15, spoke before the State College Borough Council about his plans to keep the non-profit theater afloat. “It’s no secret that the State Theatre has struggled to find a

business model over the years,” he said. In the past, Ray said, the theater has been too inwardly focused on attracting great artists to the theatre, and not acting as part of the State College community. That lack of focus led to a $352,000 budget shortfall last year. In response, council increased its support of the theater from $2,000 to $10,000 in its own 2014 budget. As a condition, council also requested regular updates from the

theater’s staff about its finances. At Monday’s meeting, Ray said things were looking up. Ray said that since December, the State Theatre has kept to its budget, and remained in the black, which he said had not been the norm in recent years. “We think we’ve developed a way to keep doing that,” he said, “and not make it a one-time occurrence.” The State Theatre opened in 2006 as a non-profit community arts center.

HIGH HOPES: With a new executive director, the State Theatre looks toward the future.

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Brandwene’s passion guides more than hockey By JOHN PATISHNOCK

UNIVERSITY PARK — Josh Brandwene never really stops teaching the game of hockey. Brandwene, the Penn State women’s ice hockey coach, stood next to a portal inside the Pegula Ice Arena during the men’s team’s clash with No. 1 Minnesota last month when a fan approached him. The fan needed clarification on a rule and Brandwene was his go-to guy. Brandwene happily explained the change — a hand pass is no lon-

ger allowed in the defensive zone — and politely greeted a few other fans who acknowledged the coach as he and the gentleman shared a brief conversation. Coach. Alumnus. Ambassador. Fan. Brandwene fits into all of these Penn State categories, so the fan had picked out the right person to answer his question. “I love being in the building,” Brandwene said. “This is just a great community and to be involved and be able to interact with those Brandwene, Page 4


HIGH TECH: The final touches are being put on the new operating rooms at Geisinger’s Grays’s Woods facility. There are four new ORs in the building, which is expected to open in early April.

Expansion of Gray’s Woods medical facility nearly done By CHRIS MORELLI

PATTON TOWNSHIP — Soon, the rooms at Geisinger’s Gray’s Woods facility will be bustling with activity. Waiting rooms will be full, operating rooms will be in use and Centre County residents will have even more hospital space. The Gray’s Woods expansion project is nearing completion. The addition cost $42 million and has added 78,000 square feet, nearly dou-

bling its size. The new facility includes a new ambulatory surgery center for outpatient procedures. There are four operating rooms, four endoscopy rooms and two pain therapy rooms. There’s also expanded clinical space for gastroenterology, gastrointestinal nutrition, general surgery, pulmonology, urology, cardiology, ophthalmology and laboratory space on the second floor. Geisinger, Page 6


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MAKING A POINT: Penn State women’s hockey coach Josh Brandwene talks to his team during a timeout earlier this season. Brandwene’s squad has struggled this season, but he is tireless in his efforts to turn things around.

State police take over case of missing district attorney By JENNIFER MILLER

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THE CENTRE COUNTY United Way held its annual volunteer recognition event on Monday and revealed the total of funds raised over the past year. The United Way topped its goal by raising $2.1 million. See story on page 6. Opinion ............................. 7 Heath & Wellness ........... 8, 9

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

BELLEFONTE — Local authorities decided late last year it was time to hand the cold-case of Centre County’s missing district attorney over to the Pennsylvania State Police. Bellefonte Police Chief Shawn Weaver told that he met with Centre County District Attorney Stacy Parks Miller toward the end of 2013 to discuss the nearly 9-year-old case. “Basically, I felt that we could not give the case the attention that it deserved any longer. Our resources are very minimal compared to that of the state police and the state police has

Centre Spread ............ 16, 17 Sports .......................... 19-22

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

been involved from the start of the investigation,” said Weaver. “We are still a part of the investigation, however the state police has more manpower to run down the leads that we get day to day, or the leads that we get that require us to travel outside our area, so it makes sense, because they have statewide jurisdiction and more resources to pull from.”


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Group Meetings .............. 27 Puzzles ............................. 28

Business ...................... 29, 30 Classified ......................... 31

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February 13-19, 2014

Front and Centre FLIGHT OF FANCY: Snowy owls aren’t usually seen in this neck of the woods. This winter, however, has been different as several have been spotted in Centre County. Learn all about the rare birds. Page 12

EAGLES CLASH: Bald Eagle Area Eagles and the Tyrone Golden Eagles met on the hardwood in a Mountain League clash on Feb. 7. In the end, BEA outlasted the visitors for a huge victory. Page 19

MISSION TRIP: The Gazette’s own Connie Cousins recently took part in a medical trip to Nicaragua. There, a team of volunteer doctors, nurses and a pharmacist helped the locals with their health woes. Page 13

COMING TO LIFE: Some of the best characters from Grimm’s fairy tales will hit the stage in Penn State’s production of “Into the Woods� at the Pavillion Theatre. The play runs from Feb. 21 through March 1. Page 23


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n Michael Croyle, a new State College Police officer, was misidentified in a photo caption published last week. n Nancy Fulton, coordinator of the Milesburg Food Bank, was misidentified in a story published last week.

Brifu sentenced for felony burglary By BELLEFONTE — Centre County Common Pleas Judge Jonathan Grine sentenced a New Jersey man to state prison Tuesday for his role in a felony apartment burglary. The judge sentenced Desmond Brifu, 21, of New Jersey, to one to two years in state prison followed by two years of probation for burglary, theft and criminal trespass. In November, a jury found Brifu guilty for the Jan. 17, 2013, incident which happened while he was attending a party in the Legend apartment complex. Authorities say that during the early morning hours, Brifu left the party and entered an apartment next door while two occupants were asleep. Brifu walked out of the apartment with two Apple computers, an iPad, and an iPhone. Surveillance video cameras helped police crack the case. Police say Brifu tried to hide his face from the first camera he

passed, but he apparently didn’t notice a second camera. Video from the second camera was posted on the State College police website. An anonymous caller identified Brifu as the burglar. At sentencing Brifu’s attorney argued the incident was a DESMOND BRIFU prank and presented character evidence claiming he was not a thief. Prosecutors told the court that Brifu was arrested and convicted for retail theft from a Walmart store just a few months after charges were filed in this case. District Attorney Stacy Parks Miller said in a prepared statement, “Repeatedly walking into someone else’s home and stealing their computers while they sleep isn’t funny. The defendant is fortunate he lived to lie about it.�








February 13-19, 2014 Gricar, from page 1 State police announced Monday they will take the lead in the investigation. That means state police will receive any new tips related to the case as well as oversee the investigative task force formed by the Centre County District Attorney’s office. As part of the transition, state police investigators intend to review the status of the investigation and “thoroughly look at what can be done to further this investigation,” state police said in a prepared statement Monday. In 2005, then-District Attorney Ray Gricar disappeared after leaving his home to go for a drive. Later, authorities located his vehicle parked outside of an antique mall in Lewisburg, a place he frequented. Police also located his laptop and hard drive in the Susquehanna River. In 2011, the court declared Gricar legally dead at the request of his family. At the start of the New Year, Weaver said he met with the state police to review the case file as well as transfer all related documents and evidence. The Bellefonte Police Department has only one full-time criminal investigator. Weaver said it was difficult for his department to handle day-to-day investigations as well as chase down leads in the Gricar case. “We’re very busy for the size of department that we are. The caseload for the detective is pretty heavy, and I don’t have the manpower, the resources to send a guy out to chase these leads down that are out of our area,” said Weaver. “It just makes sense to me that a much larger agency that has a bigger pool of resources in house do this.”

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ALTHOUGH IT’S probably too cold to wash your car, you might want to consider it. Salt and cinders coming from trucks like this one could be damaging your vehicle.

Road salt may be damaging your car By JENNIFER MILLER

STATE COLLEGE — It might be too cold to wash the car, but your vehicle probably needs it. Without regular washes through the winter, salt used to melt ice on the roads can get caught underneath your vehicle and rust away joints and other parts. JR Brooks, body manager at the Blaise Alexander dealership on West College Avenue, said manufacturers can do very little to prevent salt corrosion. “Anything that has salt in it can cause metal to rust,” says Brooks. “It’s probably one of the most dangerous things as far as causing damage.” The damage doesn’t happen overnight. It occurs overtime. That’s why Brooks says it’s important for drivers to regularly wash their vehicles – especially in the cold winter months. “People who drive their cars everyday are bound to see it occur. The best thing to do is to keep your car clean,” Brooks says. “A lot of people neglect that in the winter time because of the cold weather. But salt hangs around, it creates the corrosion that occurs down the road.” Rust repairs can be very costly with patch work

and replacement of panels. When washing a car, Brooks says it’s important to wash underneath the car. “In my opinion, it’s worth the extra couple of dollars at the car wash to have that done,” he says. Paint sealant and waxing can also help prevent corrosion in paint, Brooks says. PennDOT uses salt and salt brine when conditions for those applications are appropriate, according to PennDOT spokeswoman Marla Fannin. Salt brine is used in the effort of anti-icing. The brine is applied to the road surface prior to winter storms. The solution lowers the freezing point of water and slows or prevents ice from forming a bond with the pavement during the early stages of storms. “Salt brine evaporates quickly and should not cause serious damage to vehicles,” says Fannin. Salt is used to help melt ice off of roadways. Its effectiveness lessens as temperatures fall into the teens. “As motorists experience storms and accumulate snow, mud, and other materials on their cars, they will often make use of car washes in order to rid their vehicles of those materials and lessen the wear and tear on the body of the vehicle,” Fannin says. Last winter, PennDOT used 18,588 tons of salt and 429,975 gallons of brine in Centre County.

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Brandwene, from page 1 supporting the program is something I think is special here.” Brandwene, a 1991 Penn State graduate who majored in exercise and sports science, now the kinesiology program, has an eclectic hockey background. His résumé goes way beyond schematics. He ended his playing career as the program’s all-time leading scorer among defenseman, breaking Joe Battista’s record. He proposed to his wife, Leona (Maher), another ’91 Penn State graduate whom he met during their junior years, at center ice of the Greenberg Ice Pavilion. He’s a member of three different hockey halls of fame who has coached boys and girls prep teams, as well as men’s and women’s college programs. He has the perfect type of diverse background to lead a program into a new era, which is exactly what he’s doing with the Penn State women’s team. In their second season as a NCAA Division I squad, the Nittany Lions sport a 4-23-3 record with just a few weeks left in the regular season. Chances are it’ll take Brandwene a few years to get the Penn State women’s ice hockey program to the point where he wants it to be.


One of the first noticeable traits of Brandwene is the meticulous nature in which he describes his passion for Penn State University and for hockey. These two affinities of Brandwene have intersected for most of his life. They’re both undeniable and strong and led to him being named the head coach of the women’s program starting last year. He proudly proclaims he comes from a Penn State family, his father and brother both also graduated from Penn State and he started visiting the University Park campus years before he enrolled. So when Brandwene pauses before answering a question, it’s not that he’s trying to retrieve some scripted response from a catalogue of choices. It’s just he wants to find the best way to explain that he’s right where he belongs, back at his alma mater. “I love downtown State College, just that area around Pugh Street and Allen Street where you have the gates to the University right across, the view from the Allen Street Grill as you look up the Mall, that signifies home to me,” Brandwene said. “This is where I went to school. I bleed blue and white. I love this place, and I love that section and I love being on campus.” His love for coaching started when he assisted in summer youth camps after his freshman season at Penn State. He speaks thoughtfully, happily about those days, and he just as easily could be describing his current gig. Stumble onto a women’s ice hockey practice and it’s a safe bet Brandwene will be smiling. And he seemingly is always holding a stick, giving the impression he never wants to let go of the game. Never. And it all started during those days at Penn State when he was a player, overseeing other young people who were trying to learn the game that he’s always loved. “To teach a skill or work with a group of younger players, watch them improve and then to see their game grow and them grow as people and then for them to appreciate what you’ve done for them was awesome,” Brandwene said. “I just knew then that this was what I wanted to do for a living.”


Brandwene’s lifelong hockey journey began during his upbringing in Vermont. There, he’d play neighborhood games with a group of seven or eight other kids until dark. He competed in a couple different sports through high school, running cross country and playing a bit of baseball, but hockey was always the overriding passion. He even remembers being in kindergarten and wishing he were outside, skating and playing hockey. There was an outdoor rink nearby and he said all he wanted to do was be out on the ice. Hockey was all he talked about, he said. “I see it in kids when they pick up the sport, kind of like I experienced it when I was really young,” Brandwene said. “It’s one of those sports that once you get hooked, you just love it. You love playing, you love watching, you love talking about it and you love collecting hockey cards. It just has that sort of draw and once you’re in, you’re all in.” In middle school, Brandwene and his family moved to Hershey, where he played in the youth hockey league in addition to playing street hockey and floor hockey, and

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PENN STATE women’s hockey head coach Josh Brandwene is constantly teaching on the bench. His squad has four regular season games left as the Nittany Lions’ season winds down. when there weren’t enough options already, Brandwene CEO MINDSET and his friends created an intramural floor hockey league in high school. He routinely traveled to Happy Valley, playing in the Keystone Games and participating in various camps throughout his prep career. So by the time he arrived at Penn State to compete for the Nittany Lions, it’s easy to see why Brandwene described his decision to attend Penn State as a natural fit. “There’s nothing like this campus,” he said. “There’s nothing like this community, it’s a special place, and the minute you step on campus, you just want to be a part of it.” Wins haven’t come as often as he and his players would like, but they’re building on what Brandwene counts as three fundamentals he tries to instill into the team: a sense of process, resiliency and fearlessness. His players show a fierce loyalty. They say they understand what he’s trying to do and their goals align with his aspiration of elevating the women’s program to a level it’s never previously been. “He truly does believe in this program and in every single player,” senior forward and team captain Taylor Gross said, “and that every player does truly serve a role and a purpose on this team.” Gross and her teammates see all sides of Brandwene, who with Leona has a 9-year-old daughter, Sophie. Sophie is a fixture at games, where Brandwene said her biggest thrill comes when she and her friends pop up on the Jumbotron at Pegula; Brandwene laughs at this, especially since one of the video feeds in the film room allows him to see his daughter’s reaction when she’s visible. Last year, Gross volunteered at Sophie’s school, pointing out that Brandwene encourages Sophie in her schoolwork and her interests, which include figure skating and swimming. Sophie’s taken skating lessons at Pegula, with Josh saying Sophie “has a zest for life and loves being active and it makes me a better person and a better parent every day.” None of this is lost on Gross or her teammates. “Personally, I think having a coach with a family that he cares so much about really makes it easy for him to see perspective from our side because we are daughters and he has experience with that,” Gross said. “It also helps me knowing that he’s a family man.”


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There’s a lot more to Brandwene than an X’s-and-O’s mindset, and that’s part of what makes him approachable and relatable to his players, they say. In addition to being a devoted family man, he knows when to employ a loose atmosphere around the team. Lindsay Reihl, a graduate student and assistant captain, still remembers, with a laugh, how Brandwene danced in the team’s locker room two seasons ago, something he’s prone to do. He’s also a bit of a prankster, dressing up as Elf for Halloween last year, mirroring the Will Ferrell character from the holiday movie. “Last Halloween, he was a clown, so he did have some standards to live up to,” Reihl said, referencing the previous year. “But I would say he really shocked us when he came out in that (Elf) costume. It was hilarious.” After taking a break from running for a while after college, Josh, along with Leona, is training for a half-marathon later this year. Even though he has access to worldclass workout facilities inside of Pegula, he routinely runs outside in the winter, sometimes in sub-freezing temperatures. His motivation? He hates running on a treadmill, saying he’ll do anything to avoid it. There’s also that strong affinity for Penn State and being on campus, so there’s always that inkling to get outside and experience the landscape first-hand. “I love being outdoors,” he says. “So it’s a great feeling to be able to run outside.” He’s also a former president of the American College Hockey Association, which grew mightily under his leadership. During Brandwene’s time there, the ACHA expanded from about 70 men’s teams comprising two divisions to more than 300 teams and the addition of women’s hockey. “There’s a lot of good people that put a lot of work into growing the game at the non-varsity level,” Brandwene said, “and I certainly feel really good about the legacy and the role that I played.” Brandwene humbly shared the success of the ACHA under his leadership to the great people he worked with, though he certainly played a major role. Current ACHA President Marshall Stevenson said Brandwene’s ability to form the men’s teams into three divisions and the addition of women’s teams helped lead to more ice hockey programs within the ACHA. “Josh was always intense in whatever he did,” said Stevenson, who was the ACHA secretary when Brandwene was president. “Whenever he started something, he directed all his energy to the success of that endeavor. He had a unique ability to focus on a goal and follow through to the end.” All of this equals a hockey coach who seems just as much a CEO who’s capable of pinpointing the needs of the program and then doing exactly what’s needed to achieve whatever goals are laid out. Toward the end of a practice in the middle of January, the Nittany Lions competed in relay races with a water bottle symbolizing a baton. Two teams of two competed at a time, with Brandwene both slapping his stick on the ice to entice competition and joking with his players during down time. That Brandwene can easily switch between a guy who can push his players and also make them laugh isn’t a coincidence. He knows what’s needed and when it’s needed. And the players have earned his respect by maximizing practice time, when there’s never a wasted minute. “He’s a great coach,” Reihl said. “That’s just one of those things that make him so enjoyable to work with, is that he gets the work done and he’s just a great person. He’s always there for a conversation, or a laugh or a story.” Brandwene, Page 6

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State College School Board approves referendum for high school project By JENNIFER MILLER

STATE COLLEGE — The State College Area School Board approved two measures Monday night related to the planned renovations and construction at State College Area High School. On a 7-2 vote, the board approved $85 million as the final amount the district will ask taxpayers to sign-off on for improvements to the district’s two high school buildings. Board members Jim Pawelczyk and Laurel Zydney voted against the measure. Subsequently, on an 8-1 vote, the board approved the question that will appear on the ballot for voter approval in the primary election. Pawelczyk voted against the measure. “I think this is extremely important that we move ahead with this in the amount we are going with and that we pull together and make this happen for our district,” Zydney said. Voters within the school district will ultimately decide if the district should incur the debt for construction and renovations at the two high school buildings. A draft version of the question reads: “Shall debt in the sum of $85 million dollars for the purpose of financing new construction and renovations to the State College Area High School be authorized to be incurred as debt approved by the electors?” The Centre County Board of Elections must approve the ballot question. The question cannot be longer than 75 words. The question will appear on the

ballot during the May 20 primary. Anyone registered can vote on the referendum, regardless of party affiliation. The total project cost is estimated at $115 million with a 5.3 percent interest rate and a term of 30 years. The $30 million balance will be funded through the appropriation of a current tax. The 7.2 percent tax increase will be determined based on a property’s assessed value, not the market value. The district calculated the percentage tax increase based on the 2013-2014 property tax rate of 38.75 mills, or $38.75 per $1,000 of assessed value. For example, for a property with a $100,000 market value, the assessed value of the property would be $28,409 and the estimated annual tax would be $79 or $7 a month. For a property with a $200,000 market value, the assessed value would be $63,920, and the estimated annual tax would be $178 or $15 a month. This figure only reflects the new tax to cover the high school project, not the existing property tax owed to the school district. If voters approve the referendum, the related tax would show up as a separate line item on a taxpayer’s bill and be in addition to the regular school district tax rate. The referendum tax would remain in effect until the debt for the high school is paid in full, which is an estimated 30 years. The district has been working on a plan for the deteriorating and outdated high school campus since 2009. Through the planning process, the

district has reached out to the public for feedback on how to proceed. Additionally, officials have held a slew of public forums to address questions and concerns related to the project. Still, board members said Monday night that many members of the community are still uninformed when it comes to the high school project. “We are being transparent in this process,” says board President Penni Fishbaine. “We’re willing to come out and talk.” As for pending renovations and expansions at district’s two-building high school campus, two architectural firms have presented cost estimates. Crabtree, Rohrbaugh & Associates Architects estimates the project to cost roughly $115 million. The Alexander Building Construction estimate ranged between $118 million and $124 million. The largest differences in estimates were in costs for renovation and site work. Both estimates are preliminary and expected to change as details for the project are finalized. The board says it will not increase the established project cost of $115 million. As of now, the project will include the following work at the South Building; demolition of 97,000 square-feet, 385,000 square-feet of new construction, and renovations to 92,000 square feet. At the North building the project will include demolition of 137,000 square feet, renovation of 101,000 square-feet and new construction of 20,000 square feet.

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PaGe 5 State Theatre, from page 1 Since then, it has served as a venue for local and national musical acts, independent films, and dance and theater performances. Moving forward, Ray said he wants to continue attracting local talent, while scaling back expensive, national acts. Ray was promoted to executive director from his post as the theater’s lighting designer and programming manager. He has worked at the State Theatre for six years, and has 20 years of experience working in the performing arts. In response to Ray’s presentation, council members expressed support, and asked to continue the dialogue about the theater’s financial progress. Councilman James Rosenberger said he was glad to see the theater’s new focus, especially on community events such as free presentations of documentaries and discussion panels with filmmakers. At the meeting, council also discussed and voted on a variety of other matters. Council voted to approve a benefit concert set to take place in Sidney Friedman Park on May 3. The concert will raise money for charities the battle childhood autism and support animal rescue operations. In response to council member Peter Morris’ concerns, the event will not require an admission fee. Instead, Tim Crockett, the event organizer, said that tickets will be available for presale, and on the day of the concert, event staff will ask the public for a “suggested donation” upon entrance. Borough Manager Tom Fountaine said the event will serve as a pilot project to see if live concerts are suitable at the park. At the meeting, council also heard from Planning Director Mark Whitfield, who provided an outline of projects than are planned for 2014. The lengthiest and most expensive projects include renovations to Atherton Street and Pugh Street. Both streets will undergo extensive work between College Avenue and Beaver Avenue, with construction beginning in April or May. The renovations to Atherton Street include new street lights and wider sidewalks, while Pugh Street will be widened to include a left turn lane onto Beaver Avenue.

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Brandwene, from page 4 “We work hard here, we grind away, but this is hockey,” Brandwene added. “As long as you’re working hard, you should be having fun at what you’re doing.” He’s also happy to listen to his players. Once a week, he’ll meet with Gross, who’s tied for the team lead with 14 points. Gross’ teammates confide in her and share whatever they feel needs brought to the attention of Brandwene, a member of Penn State’s 1990 ACHA national championship team. In his senior season, Brandwene won team and league MVP honors and a spot on the all-conference first-team. In other words, he understands the mindset of a player. “We have a very good relationship,” Gross said. “I think we both can be honest with each other and we communicate really well, which is really important for a coach and captain.” “She’s a great leader, and it’s an opportunity for us to connect and grow their skills and give them an opportunity to provide feedback,” Brandwene added. “Anything that’s going to help the team, we want to make sure we’re doing it.”


For all the attention and praise the Pegula Ice Arena has received since opening in October, the building was just as much about providing a first-rate facility for the improvement of the men’s and women’s teams as it was about giving fans a topshelf experience. Brandwene and his players are aware of this. Brandwene is emphatic about the many opportunities the team has — not just for this season or next — but for years and years to come. To do that, players can’t get bogged down with negative thoughts when things don’t seem to go their way. They’re building something and that takes time. Case in point: the team’s Skate for the Cure event earlier this month. Nearly 1,800 fans attended the game, smashing the single-game women’s mark, helping to raise more than $5,000 for the Penn State IFC/ Panhellenic Dance Marathon (THON) and the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association Pink Zone.

Penn State wore pink jerseys that day, while fans were encouraged to also wear pink and then were invited for a free postgame skate with the team. “It was amazing,” Reihl said. “Just to see everybody’s faces in the stands, to see the crowd that we were able to bring in and then overall, the cause that we did it for, the money we raised, the stories we got to hear, the people we got to bond with while we were skating around and just hearing all of that was wonderful. It was a great experience.” “It was an amazingly special event that raised money for two great causes,” Brandwene added. “As both a coach and an alum, I was proud to be a part of the event.” Additionally, Brandwene said he heard from fans who said that weekend was their introduction to women’s ice hockey and the experience created enough interest that they want to buy season tickets. Penn State already has made strides with growing women’s ice hockey as a varsity sport, as earlier this month, the Nittany Lions boasted the sixth-highest average home attendance for all women’s Division I programs in the country. Wins are important, sure. But there’s something else that seems to be taking place inside Pegula, something that could become something special with the group of players Brandwene and Penn State have as the foundation for this new era of Penn State hockey. When Brandwene talks of the future, he gives the impression he’s not speaking about next season, or even the one after that, but that he’s in the middle of a longterm process. “They have a certain quality of resilience that is so important to building a program,” Brandwene said of the players who compose this year’s team. “They’re competitive, they’re getting better and they’re also able to handle challenges, frustrations, opportunities to get better, better than any group I’ve ever worked with. “It’s that resilience over the course of time, not just resilience in the moment but long-term resilience, the ability to act rationally in the face of adversity that is a huge piece of why we have opportunities now to be successful and such a bright future.”

February 13-19, 2014

United Way tops its goal By CONNIE COUSINS

UNIVERSITY PARK — The Centre County United Way reached its goal — and then some. On Monday at its 2013 Volunteer Celebration at The Penn State Conference Center Hotel, volunteers held up cards to reveal the numbers from the 2013 campaign. When it was all said and done, the cards formed $2,149,146. Cheers and applause erupted because the United Way had surpassed its goal of $2.1 million. Over 200 supporters attended to hear the leadership of United Way thank those who share their time and talent for the benefit of the community. Scott Lamb, board chairman, praised those who serve on special events such as Taste of the Town, Day of Caring and the annual campaign. He also recognized also those who serve on the board, on funds distribution and the committees. “Without your help we would not be able to make Centre County a better place to live,” Lamb said. “Funding programs for our 34 partner agencies, helping those in need, and performing hundreds of projects that save thousands of dollars for nonprofits throughout Centre County.” Outgoing chair, Tom Mckee spoke of being proud of the achievements in 2013 and offered thanks to the many individuals and businesses that made surpassing the goal possible. Campaign co-chairs for 2013, Nick Lingenfelter and George Downsbrough, announced the final fundraising total. “We are fortunate to have dedicated volunteers who worked hard to surpass our $2,100,000 goal. The outstanding results are thanks to the generous indi-

viduals, businesses and organizations in Centre County who believe in our partner agencies and the impact they have in Centre County,” Lingenfelter said. Downbrough gave credit to the Penn State Campaign, headed by Barbara Korner, Dean of the College of Arts and Architecture for raising $845,295. “The Penn State Community worked tirelessly to bring in 39 percent of the overall campaign total. We would not be successful without our partnership with the university,” he said. In Korner’s remarks she enumerated the items that Penn State Volunteers sold to reach their total. The sale of T-shirts and cookbooks, combined with events such as the two “Trash to Treasure” sales, a golf tournament and a basketball-shooting competition made it possible to bring in the $845,295. Employee payroll deductions and retiree gifts played a role in the final act of reaching the total also. “Believe it or not, this was a very hard year,” said United Way executive director Tammy Gentzel. Employee contributions were down about $145,000 from last year, she said. It seems that the private and corporate donations did make up the difference. The United Way recognized PNC Bank for being the sole sponsor for 20 years of the Day of Caring. The bank received the Col. Gerald F. Russell Day of Caring Award for its employee participation and sponsorship. Russell was unable to attend the Monday evening celebration, but he was the founder of the event for which the award is named. The United Way of Centre County funds over 100 programs through 34 health and human services partner agencies throughout the county.



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On Feb. 6, Matthew Nussbaum, associate vice president for regional operations took several members of the media on a tour of the new facilities. “We want to provide quality care, so why not build a quality facility? This site has always been considered our western hub before Lewistown came on board,” Nussbaum said. “We built it as such. We started with a 64,000-square-foot building. This was always intended to be built as a campus. At one time, we thought about putting a third floor on the building. … There are so many changes that have happened. We want to start planning for the future.” The facility will begin seeing patients on Feb. 17. Following an inspection in early April, the facility will be cleared to perform surgeries. There will be 64 exam rooms on site. The architects for the project were EwingCole. A team from Alexander Building Construction managed the project. According to Nussbaum, there was a very real need in Centre County for a larger facility. “We’re growing in a lot of different areas,” he said. “There really isn’t a specific area that isn’t growing.” Centre County has a real need for more operating rooms, and the Gray’s Woods facility addresses that need head on. “Absolutely,” Nussbaum said of the need for more operating rooms. “There are only so many ORs in the area, so there’s definitely a need for more OR time. As we grew in surgical specialties, we couldn’t find enough OR time at Mount Nittany.”

The expansion at Gray’s Woods will open up the possibility for construction at the Scenery Park location along South Atherton Street. According to Nussbaum, some of the services offered at that location will now shift to Gray’s Woods. “Part of (the expansion) is going to be bringing new services out here,” he said. The facility also means that services once only offered at Danville will now be available in State College. “Nobody wants to travel an hour and a half when you can have it five minutes away,” he said. The expansion project will add 30 to 40 new jobs at the facility. As a group of workers put the finishing touches on some of the minor details and the floors were waxed, Nussbaum said that everyone affiliated with Geisinger is pleased with how the project turned out. “If you want to provide quality care, you need to build quality facilities. We’re very pleased,” he said. “We’re going to fill this place pretty quickly.” The Gray’s Woods expansion project doesn’t signal the end of growth in Centre County. In fact, Nussbaum said, it’s just the opposite. “Incrementally, we’ve been growing. It’s been a very organic growth over the last 10 years in Centre County,” Nussbaum said. “We don’t like to acquire things and build things. Generally, when we build something, we’re building it to move into it, to plan the next project. This building meets exactly our needs right now. In a year from now, we’re probably going to be talking about what the next expansion is going to be because we’ll be out of space here.”


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Farm bill leaves winners, losers

Almost nothing happens on a bipartisan basis in Washington these days, but there is one exception: The farm bill. Last week, the Senate easily passed a bill to spend $1 trillion on agriculture and related programs over the next decade. The bill expands crop insurance for farmers, but also cuts food stamps by $90 a month for 1.7 million people in the program. And that’s just the start. Is the new farm bill a boondoggle or a blessing? Joel Mathis and Ben Boychuk, McClatchy-Tribune News Service columnists debate the issue.


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This is your government in the 21st century: Lawmakers can agree on almost nothing except that profitable businesses need more government subsidies, but out-of-work and poor Americans get less. This is a bill that guarantees rice farmers never have to worry about having even an average market for their crop. The Wall Street Journal reports: “The federal subsidy in the House bill guarantees farmers of Japonica Rice that if market prices drop below 115 percent of the average price of all types of rice, they will get a government payment to make up the difference.” This is a bill that guarantees big profits to giant banks. Think Progress reports: “Much of the roughly $59 billion taxpayers spent on crop insurance programs over the past decade ends up with financial companies rather than farmers. The 18 insurance companies that participate in the federal crop insurance program banked $10 billion in profit over the past decade and have made money on the program every year save two in the past 20.” This is a bill that subsidizes the sugar industry. That pays $100 million to promote maple syrup. That gives $200 million to a “market access program,” which gives food companies money to advertise abroad — including, reportedly, an effort to sell American wines to the French. Good luck with that. While banks and corporations are counting their taxpayer-funded profits, though, actual hungry Americans might go just a bit hungrier — some food stamp recipients will lose up to $90 a month from their meal subsidies. Too bad they don’t have Congress lining up to do their bids. “This thousand-page, trillion-dollar mess is less a compromise between House Republicans and Senate Democrats than it is collusion between both parties against the American people, to benefit the special interests at the

expense of the national interest,” Republican Sen. Mike Lee wrote about the farm bill. He’s right. Conservatives say the government shouldn’t pick winners and losers. That’s precisely what the farm bill does. It’s a bipartisan boondoggle.


On this, liberals and conservatives can agree: The farm bill is an affront to the principles of small government, fiscal prudence and good sense. There is simply nothing “conservative” about the 10-year, $1 trillion monstrosity and Republicans should be ashamed to have voted for it. But vote they did. Even some tea party stalwarts caved. In the end, just 63 House Republicans had the nerve to buck their party’s leadership and vote against the bill. And to what end? Farmers aren’t hurting. Not the big ones, anyway — and the big ones are the major beneficiaries of the bill. According to the Department of Agriculture, U.S. farmers last year earned a net income of $131 billion, up 7 percent from the previous year. Did your income grow 7 percent last year? If so, lucky you! In reality, of course, most U.S. families have seen their incomes stagnate or decline in the years since the Great Recession. The farm bill’s supporters point to its “reforms,” which include eliminating direct payments to farmers. But the subsidies aren’t gone; they’re just really well hidden. Now, the government will further subsidize crop insurance, which farmers can collect when prices fall below a certain threshold — not unlike the old direct payment system. What’s more, the new bill permanently enshrines the sugar subsidy, which the American Enterprise Institute’s Tim Carmody rightly described as “Washington’s least defensible corporate welfare boondoggle.” And that’s saying something! Liberals detest that the bill cuts $8 billion from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program — food stamps. But that amounts to about 1 percent of the budget over the next decade from a program rife with fraud and abuse. So the farm bill reforms practically nothing, yet U.S. consumers can expect to pay more for anything containing sugar, just as they’re already paying more for corn, for wheat, for soybeans, and for milk. Who benefits then? Not taxpayers, obviously. Any way you slice it, corporate welfare for agribusiness not only survives, it thrives under this awful bill.


Howard firefighters give thanks for public support The Howard Volunteer Fire Company would like to graciously thank Graymont Inc. of Pleasant Gap for the kind and generous donation of a 2001 Ford F-350 crew cab pickup. The donation is greatly appreciated and will become a valuable piece of equipment for protecting lives and property in our coverage area of Howard Borough and Howard, Marion and Liberty townships, as well as in surrounding communities where we provide mutual aid. The fire company plans to convert the pickup into a brush/utility truck. Once converted, it will be a versatile multi-use vehicle that can be used to respond to a variety of calls. The primary use will be a wildland fire attack unit; however, it will also be used to carry EMS and fire police equipment as well as to tow water rescue boats. Such a vehicle has been a long-term need of the fire company. Up to now, firefighters have been using their 35-year-old American LaFrance fire engine for response to wildfires. This engine is currently out of service due to pump issues and mechanical repair needs. As a wildfire response vehicle, this engine leaves much to be desired. It is too large to get close to many of our rural wildfires, it is unreliable and it takes

a beating when responding over the rocky terrain often encountered on such calls. It is estimated to cost approximately $20,000 to completely outfit the Graymont truck with a custom utility bed, wildland firefighting skid unit, emergency lighting, radios and related equipment. The fire company plans to apply for a grant through DCNR Forest Service to help cover some of the costs, but much of the cost will still be borne by the company. If the grant is not approved, all of the cost will be borne by the company. Howard Volunteer Fire Company is asking the public and local businesses to support our efforts to bring this vehicle into service. They would greatly appreciate donations, large and small, to help them complete this much needed piece of equipment. The company will be offering sponsor-

ship shares at $25 each, and you may specify what piece of the equipment you are sponsoring. Sponsors of $250 or more will receive recognition on a plaque permanently hung in the entryway to the J.K. Yearick Center at the fire station. If you would like to make a donation to aid them with this project, please send your donation designated for the Brush Truck to Howard Fire Company, PO Box 276, Howard, PA 16841. If you are able and would like to sponsor a piece of the brush truck by sponsoring that piece directly, please call the station at (814) 625-2761, or Mark Ott at (814) 470-0777 for a list of the equipment and the cost. Leave an email or mailing address on your message so we can send you the list. Mark Ott, President Howard Volunteer Fire Company

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Health & Wellness

Alcohol-based sanitizers win the germ war UNIVERSITY PARK — Whether you are a parent, work with children, or encounter many people during your day, hand sanitizers are most likely part of your cold prevention arsenal. According to Dr. John Messmer, Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center family medicine, hand washing is the best way to prevent sharing germs, but hand sanitizers can be beneficial and practical, especially if you do not have easy access to soap and water. “The advantage of hand sanitizer is it’s quick, it’s effective and it kills almost everything,” Messmer said. He suggests using alcohol-based products instead of those containing antiseptics like triclosan. “The science is leaning toward not using these,” he said. Antiseptic products have to remain in contact with the offending organisms for a longer period than alcohol-based sanitizers to kill them. Alcohol, however, kills on contact. Additionally, some pathogens do not die when exposed to antiseptic and some will actually develop a resistance to the product. “The fear is we will encourage the development of many resistant organisms,”

Messmer said. “If you’re going to use something, it should kill the organism or wash it away.” While soap and water are best, alcoholbased products are the only other option you should consider. Alcohol-based sanitizers have become standard in health care since medical personnel are exposed to infectious organisms on a regular basis. Use of hand sanitizer reduces the likelihood of health care workers infecting themselves and patients. With proper use, commercial sanitizers that contain alcohol can be effective as well. Messmer said to apply these thoroughly to the entire hand and not just part of it. However, hand sanitizers are not sufficient when dealing with dirty hands. If there are solids, not just dirt or suspected germs, it is best to use soap and water, which will remove the soil as well as any pathogens. You do not need your hands clean constantly if you can refrain from touching objects and others and not touch your face. “The key in keeping yourself from getting a cold is to not touch your eyes, nose or mouth until you’ve just cleaned your hands, whether it is with an alcohol sani-

tizer or washing your hands with soap,” Messmer said. Remember that cold germs can live on surfaces like door handles and pens as well as someone’s hands. If you pick objects up or touch someone’s hands and then touch your face, you can get yourself sick. Using alcohol-based sanitizers can cause dry skin or make it worse, so Messmer suggests applying a moisturizer after each use. Keep in mind it may be best to carry your own sanitizer because using a communal dispenser can be counter-productive unless it has only been touched with clean hands. People with long nails should opt to use soap and water and keep their hands clean. Long nails, especially artificial ones, trap bacteria and alcohol-based sanitizers break down the nails and create more places for germs to thrive. Messmer advises parents to have children stick to soap and water whenever possible. It is best to teach them to wash properly especially after bathroom use and before they touch food, he says. When running water is unavailable, only let children use sanitizers under supervision and do not allow them to dispense their own.

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ACCORDING TO experts, hand washing is the best way to kill germs. However, using a hand sanitizer can be effective.

New chaplain hired


STATE COLLEGE — Mount Nittany Health welcomes the Rev. Dr. Margaret “Peggy” Lindsey as chaplain in the pastoral care department for Mount Nittany Medical Center. Lindsey most recently served as associate pastor at the First Presbyterian Church of Glen Ellyn in Glen Ellyn, Ill. Prior to that, she provided chaplain services for Adventist Hinsdale Hospital in Hinsdale, Ill., the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical MARGARET Center in Salem, Va., and other mediLINDSEY cal centers in Texas and Louisiana. Holding a Master of Divinity degree from Yale Divinity School in New Haven, Conn., and a Doctor of Ministry degree from McCormick Theological Seminary in Chicago, Ill., Lindsey is also a board-certified chaplain through the Association of Professional Chaplains. “Even in the short time we’ve been in Centre County, we are finding this to be such a great place with the potential for creating lifelong friendships,” said Lindsey, who enjoys hiking and outdoor activities with her husband, Dean. Lindsey is associated locally with the State College Presbyterian Church where her husband is a senior pastor. They have three grown children. Submitted photo

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Family medicine residency program earns accreditation UNIVERSITY PARK â&#x20AC;&#x201D; The University Park Regional Campus of Penn State College of Medicine has reached a milestone on its mission to help address a shortage of primary care physicians serving central Pennsylvania. A new family medicine residency program at the regional medical campus, developed in collaboration with Mount Nittany Medical Center and other State College health care providers, has earned accreditation from the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). â&#x20AC;&#x153;Our new family medicine residency program at the regional medical campus represents the latest step in our ongoing commitment to the importance of primary care,â&#x20AC;? said Dr. Harold L. Paz, CEO of Penn State Hershey Medical Center and Health System, Penn Stateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s senior vice president for health affairs and dean, Penn State College of Medicine. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Penn State Hershey was the first academic health center in the nation to offer a family medicine residency program, and this new program expands our ability to meet the need for primary care physicians in the years to come.â&#x20AC;? Boasting the nationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s first Department of Family and Community Medicine, Penn State College of Medicine has historically been recognized as among the foremost suppliers of Pennsylvaniaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s primary care physician workforce. The Family Medicine residency at the Regional Campus is an extension of the family medicine residency program of the College of Medicine in Hershey. The three-year program is being developed in conjunction

with Mount Nittany Medical Center, as part of its goal to become a regional academic teaching hospital. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Developing the family medicine residency program at Mount Nittany Medical Center will expand access to care for the people that we serve in this community. We are very proud of the achievements that the collaboration with Penn State College of Medicine has achieved in a few short years, and we are excited to welcome the first class of residents to our campus in the coming year,â&#x20AC;? said Steve Brown, president and CEO of Mount Nittany Health. The first year of the residency focuses on general specialties such as family medicine, internal medicine, surgery, critical care medicine and pediatrics. Firstyear residents will also spend a limited amount of time working in an outpatient setting under the supervision of a Penn State Hershey faculty member. The second and third years involve additional specialty and sub-specialty training and an increasing amount of time with outpatient directed care and electives. Third-year residents also have the opportunity to move into areas of special interest such as research, dual-degree programs with other colleges at Penn State or a rural emphasis with rotations in outlining areas of central Pennsylvania. The University Park Regional Campus opened in 2011 and welcomed its first cohort of thirdyear medical students from the College of Medicine in Hershey in 2012. The regional campus trains up to 24 new medical students each year. In fall 2013, Sen. Jake Corman

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A NEW FAMILY medicine residency program at the regional medical campus, developed in collaboration with Mount Nittany Medical Center and other State College health care providers, will begin in 2015. (R-Bellefonte) presented the regional medical campus with a $2.5 million state grant to support the campusâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s mission to recruit more medical students to train and pursue careers in primary care and to improve access to high quality health care for the stateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s most vulnerable and underserved populations. Among other regional campus initiatives, the state grant is helping support development of an innovative, team-based, multi-disciplinary education cur-

riculum to train medical students and family medicine residents to best address the primary and rural health care needs of Pennsylvania. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Accreditation of the family and community medicine residency program represents the addition of another building block in our vision of the regional medical campus,â&#x20AC;? said Dr. Kevin Black, vice dean, University Park Regional Campus. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It will enhance the care we offer to our patients, contribute to the educa-

tion of our medical students and, in partnering with Mount Nittany Medical Center, energize our efforts to provide superior health care to residents of the Centre County region.â&#x20AC;? Under the leadership of program director Dr. Joseph Wiedemer, the regional medical campusâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s family medicine residency program will begin recruiting for the first group of six residents this summer, in anticipation of the program beginning with the 2015-16 academic year.

Breast density classification required on mammography reports STATE COLLEGE â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Local women will soon begin seeing a change in their digital mammogram reports. Effective in January, all FDA-regulated facilities were required to identify the patientâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s individual breast density classification in the mammography report. The Breast Density Notification Act (PA Senate Bill 358) introduces a formalized protocol for informing patients about their breast density, which could be a risk factor for developing breast cancer. â&#x20AC;&#x153;With high breast density mammograms can be harder to interpret, and that can complicate the early detection of breast cancer,â&#x20AC;? said Dr. Jacob Alexander, a radiologist at Mount Nittany Health Breast Care Center. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This new regulation will allow physicians to continue to monitor womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s breast density and to suggest additional screening mechanisms for those with dense breasts if necessary.â&#x20AC;?

Patients who have non-dense breasts (e.g., a classification of 1 or 2 on a 4-point scale) will receive a notice in their mammography report stating they do not have dense breasts and, therefore, no additional studies are recommended at this time and the patient may continue with routine annual screening mammography. Patients who have a classification of 3 or 4 will receive a notification in their report stating they have dense breasts and that, while common, they are encouraged to speak with their physician about additional screening options, as appropriate. At the Mount Nittany Health Breast Care Center, patients will also receive supplemental literature on the day of service, explaining more about breast tissue density. For more information, please visit or call the Mount Nittany Health Breast Care Center at (814) 234-6106.

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Bald Eagle Area FFA members attend farm show From Gazette staff reports HARRISBURG — Bald Eagle Area received its official FFA Charter in 2012 and, two years later, the Bald Eagle FFA had more than 20 members attend the 2014 Mid-Winter FFA Convention in Harrisburg. At the convention, three of BEA’s first year FFA members earned a free FFA jacket through the State FFA Alumni Jacket Scholarship fund. The students submitted applications outlining why they should be chosen to receive the FFA jackets. The winning jacket recipients from Bald Eagle were Brian Egan Jr., Madison Ripka and Emily Trigg. The Pennsylvania Farm Show is Pennsylvania’s equivalent of a state fair. The goal of the event is to showcase Pennsylvania’s number one industry, agriculture, and all of its products. In total at this year’s exposition, there were 6,000 animals and 10,000 competitive exhibits. Despite the traditionally poor weather during the Farm Show — and this year was no exception — many BEA students and their families still made the trip to Harrisburg for their respective competitions. Bald Eagle Area FFA adviser Todd Biddle said: “As a teacher, I enjoy watching students set goals and reach them. I am extremely proud of our current and future FFA members who take it a step further than Grange Fair, our local competition,

and compete against Pennsylvania’s best in Harrisburg at the Farm Show. These students, which in some cases are the third plus generation of Centre County farmers, represent the strong agriculture heritage of Centre County. As well as competing for prizes at the Farm Show, they are teaching the general public about Pennsylvania’s premiere industry — agriculture.” Highlights of BEA student accomplishments from the livestock and other agriculture competitions include: Beef — Dalton Hall, sixth place, Crossbred Middleweight 1 Class; Kurt Hall, third place, Crossbreed Middleweight 1 Class Rabbits — Adriana Cohen, third place, senior Californian doe, and 11th place, meat pen; Kirsten Hockenberry, eighth place, meat pen; Shanelle Spotts, first place, senior Californian doe, first place, junior Chocolate Dutch buck, first place, junior Flemish Giant doe, and best of variety, Chocolate Dutch Swine — Dalton Hall, third and sixth place, Duroc January Gilt, third, fourth, ninth, 12th, 14th and 16th places, Duroc February Gilt, fourth, 13th and 17th places, Spotted January Gilt, and third place, Spotted February Gilt. Agriculture Education Landscape Division — Central PA Institute of Science and Technology students, sixth place Agriculture Education Horticulture Exhibits — Rachel Barner, fifth place, fresh vase arrangement.

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BALD EAGLE AREA eighth-grader Kurt Hall shows off his prize-winning steer at the Pennsylvania Farm Show.

PSU World Campus, Coastline form partnership UNIVERSITY PARK — Penn State’s online campus, World Campus, and Coastline Community College are partnering to enable California students to complete associate and bachelor’s degrees close to home. The partnership is part of the Learning First Program led by the League for Innovation in the Community College and funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. “The Gates Foundation, Learning First initiative and our partnership with Coastline Community College represent an important step forward for the Penn State World Campus and the College of the Liberal Arts through the Department

of Psychology,” said Karen I. Pollack, director of Academic Affairs, Undergraduate Programs, World Campus. “We have been working closely with the advisers and the faculty at Coastline to ensure a seamless transition to Penn State where Coastline students benefit from access to our faculty, our courses, our university libraries, advising and career services.” Students will earn an associate degree from Coastline in Fountain Valley, Calif., and a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Penn State’s College of the Liberal Arts, which offers Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees in psychology online through World Campus.

Christopher P. Long, associate dean for graduate and undergraduate education, Penn State’s College of the Liberal Arts, said, “Our agreement with Coastline Community College is a model of how institutional connections can add real educational value for individual students. We are providing a structure that allows students to earn a degree without requiring them to uproot their work and family lives. We are very excited about this relationship with Coastline Community College, because it is a paradigm for agreements with many other community colleges around the United States.” Coastline students enrolling at Penn


State will receive a waiver of the application fee, in-state tuition, pre-admission advising, a transfer credits road map, enhanced student services and a four-year tuition freeze. “Another benefit for Learning First students,” said Rich Carlson, Penn State professor and associate head of psychology, “is the opportunity to earn the same psychology degree that is offered at Penn State’s University Park campus. Our courses are taught by specialists in the particular areas of psychology represented by the courses, most of whom also teach courses in residence at the University Park campus.”

South Hills Schools to hold FAFSA completion workshops

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CPI OPERATES the Centre County Public Safety Center through an innovative partnership with the county. Looking to replicate this model, school superintendents and the career technology center director from Bradford County recently visited the institute to learn more about the operational aspects of the partnership, tour the safety center and new Transportation Training Center, and visit selected CPI programs. Pictured, from left, are: Chuck Young, superintendent of the Troy Area School District; Elizabeth Cheatle, executive director, Northern Tier Career Center; Matt Gordon, superintendent of the Canton Area School District; Heather McPherson, superintendent of the Northeast Bradford School District; Rob Balsamo, coordinator of the Centre County Public Safety Training Center; and Dr. Richard C. Makin, CPI president.

STATE COLLEGE — South Hills School of Business & Technology is offering FAFSA completion workshops from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 19. FAFSA stands for Free Application for Federal Student Aid. The completed FAFSA form is what the government and educational institutions use to consider a college student’s eligibility for scholarships, grants and student loans. The workshop event is free and open to the public regardless of which post-secondary institution students are planning to attend in the fall of 2014. Experienced financial aid staff will assist individuals or families with the completion of their online FAFSA form during this workshop at South Hills Schools’ three locations — State College, Altoona and Lewistown. Participants are asked to bring the following information to the workshop in order to fully complete the FAFSA form: n Federal PIN number (four digit number, to locate: n Date of birth n Date of marriage, separation or divorce n Social Security number n 2013 federal income tax return and W2s n Current bank statements (checking and savings) n Current business statements, if self-employed n Records of any stocks, bonds, and other investments, including 529 accounts n Additional untaxed income such as veteran’s noneducational benefits, child support paid or received and workers’ compensation. n Alien registration or permanent resident card, if not a U.S. citizen Dependent students need to bring the above items for both themselves and their parent(s).

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All full-time faculty member may receive the award no more than once every four years. For more information and a list of previous recipients, visit www.engr.psu. edu/alumnifriends/awards/perez/past recipients.aspx. Perez came to Penn State as an associate professor of civil engineering and became a full professor in 1947. In 1957, he was appointed assistant dean of the College of Engineering. In 1970, Perez retired as professor emeritus of civil engineering. Throughout his tenure, he oversaw various upgrades to government-owned land, which was the home of Penn Stateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s civil engineering summer camp. Lake Perez at the Stone Valley Recreational Area is named in his honor. He died in 1988 at the age of 81.


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STUDENTS IN THE CPI Student Chapter of the National Association of Home Builders received a hands-on lesson on the proper installation of outdoor lighting fixtures in a landscape setting. Presenters for the workshop were Matthew Fox of Vistapro, a Delaware-based manufacturer of professional outdoor lighting for commercial and residential buildings, and Preston Kresovich of John Deere Landscapes, a State College landscaping firm and distributor of the Vistapro product line. Fox, left, is pictured with Nate Bowersox, a Penns Valley junior in the landscape constructions program, and Andrew Kilburn, a homeschooled junior in the HVAC program.

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KEITH ANDREWS, a senior at Penns Valley High School, was the second CPI student recognized this school year by the Marshalltown Company as an outstanding trowel trades student. Nominated by his instructor, Christopher Shirley, Keith received a complimentary trowel, cap and certificate of merit from Marshalltown Company.

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Snowy owls make rare appearances in Centre County By ANNE WALKER

STATE COLLEGE — The Arctic winds that blasted through our area this winter brought more than freezing temperatures. Some unique visitors from the far north have popped up around the county and, in fact, all throughout the northeast. Alert observers from New England through the Carolinas report record sightings of regionally rare snowy owls. The fact that the large white birds don’t make a habit of leaving the tundra makes this a truly extraordinary event. “This is the biggest push on the East Coast for the past 50 years,” according to State College Bird Club member Alex Lamoreaux, “and it’s really gotten crazy since the New Year.” Lamoreaux studies wildlife sciences at Penn State and says that Centre County has had at least 10 new sightings of snowy owls. Reports, according to Lamoreaux, have come from birders as well as non-birders. “People will travel all over to see a snowy,” he said, “but this season, they just went out and saw one right here.” The birds breed and normally spend their entire lives above the tree line. This means that the visiting bird — part of the 2013-2014 “irruption” of birds that don’t normally winter in an area — don’t inhabit forested areas the

way great horned and other local owls do. So, most of the people seeing them around here have found them in fields, partially concealed by tufts of grass. Hot spots have included Circleville Road, Williams Road, Rusnak Hill Road and North Fillmore Road. In their normal habitat, snowies spend half the year in partial or total darkness and half in partial or constant sunlight. Therefore, they don’t necessarily wait to hunt after dark. And they do need to hunt, having flown nearly halfway around the world. Bird guides always caution observers to keep their distance and not disturb or alarm a bird who may need to concentrate on snagging prey. “They’re hunting rabbits, squirrels, mice and rats,” Lamoreaux said. An apex predator, snowies typically eat lemmings, another denizen of the tundra. In fact, many experts maintain that a boom in lemmings a few years ago led to a boom in snowy owls. This, the theory goes, pushed younger birds out of their natural territory and caused the current irruption. The heaviest of owls, they weigh in at about six pounds, standing about 2 feet high. Their wingspan can reach five feet. Many have pure white plumage, like Harry Potter’s Hedwig, while others show “zebra stripes and a range of other markings,” according to Lamoreaux.

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SNOWY OWLS, like the one seen in this photo, have been spotted in central Pennsylvania this winter, far from their home in the Arctic tundra. Lamoreaux feels this irruption could last through March, which leaves plenty of time for more sightings. And he thinks this year “will probably be the best any

birder will see.” Owls have fascinated humans throughout history, with their silent flight, haunting calls and physical beauty. But the snowy

owl, with its white feathers, huge wingspan and agile flight, brings with it the mystery of its homeland, a place few of us will ever get to visit.

Presentation on invasive plants set for Feb. 26

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PATRONS OF all ages filled the Centre Hall-Potter Elementary School cafeteria for the Penns Valley HOPE Fund spaghetti dinner.

Spaghetti dinner draws crowd By SAM STITZER

CENTRE HALL — The Penns Valley HOPE (Helping Other People Everyday) Fund held its annual all-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner fundraiser at the Centre HallPotter Elementary School cafeteria on Feb. 8. The cafeteria was crowded with patrons throughout the evening, and customers ranged in age from infants to great-grandparents. The dinner was prepared and served by volunteers from the community. Members of the Penns Valley High School girls’ softball and basketball teams waited on and bussed tables. The kitchen was busy with people cooking and serving sauce and spaghetti, as well as preparing salads, rolls and desserts.

Much of the food for the meal was donated by local merchants. Volunteer workers had gathered at Grace United Methodist Church two days before the event for “meatball madness,” where they made about 1,500 meatballs for the event. The dinner featured live entertainment by singers Doug and Megan Irwin, the Brush Mountain String Band and the Second Winds Jazz Band. Organized activities for children were available in the school gymnasium, and HOPE Fund displays were set up in the lobby. The Penns Valley HOPE Fund helps people in the Penns Valley area facing catastrophic financial crises, and has dispersed more than $250,000 since it was organized in the fall of 2008 by members of Grace United Methodist Church.

STATE COLLEGE — The Woodland Owners Association of Centre County and Penn State Extension-Centre County will host a presentation on invasive plants and how to select native alternatives. This presentation will take place from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 26, at the Foxdale Village Auditorium, 500 E. Marylyn Ave., State College. Invasive plants are present everywhere. They grow in forests, wetlands, parks and yards, and, unfortunately, can still be purchased at many nurseries and garden centers. Invasive plants reproduce rapidly, spread over large areas, and have few natural controls. They crowd out native plants and threaten valuable wildlife habitats. The presentation will focus on educating landowners, homeowners and gardeners about invasive plants and choosing native plant alternatives. Topics to be discussed include: what are invasive plants;

why you should care about invasives; why native species should be planted; how to select native alternatives; and what can be done to prevent the spread of invasive plants. Jennifer Stingelin Keefer will be providing the presentation. Keefer is a graduate of Penn State University, where she worked on Japanese knotweed research. She recently worked as an assistant data manager and invasive species specialist as a contractor with the National Park Service. While in that position, she developed an early detection of invasive species surveillance, monitoring, and rapid response protocol for 34 national parks in the eastern United States. There is no registration or fee required to attend the presentation. For more information, contact Dave Jackson at the Penn State Extension-Centre County office at (814) 355-4897.

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Medical volunteer team travels to Nicaragua With Valentine’s Day comes thoughts of heart-shaped boxes of candy, bouquets of flowers and romantic love. But, another kind of love is the compassion and concern for the plight of your neighbor. “Why was I born in America, with a wealthy lifestyle by the world’s standards?” you may ask yourself. For 15 compassionate people, including many from this area, the answer to that question is, “So I can help.” On Jan. 31, a team made up of one doctor, one nurse practitioner, four nurses, a pharmacist and eight others with varied talents traveled to Nicaragua to conduct a medical mission. All the team members left behind their comfortable homes to sleep in a single room with several bunk beds and very hard mattresses. They learned to check the insides of their shoes for scorpions before they Connie Cousins stepped into them. Several took percovers Centre County for the sonal vacations to help people they Centre County had never met. Gazette. Email her The team stayed at Jinotega in a at correspondent@ Christian children’s home. Joy Pulsifer centrecounty oversees the orphanage, home to 32 gazette. com boys and girls, ages 3 months to 19 years. In their free moments, the team members enjoyed interacting with the children. There were not as many free periods to play with the children as the adults would have liked, though. The team spent the first evening and the next day after arrival counting pills and sorting medicines. Loading up the old school bus by 7 or 8 a.m. each day with totes full of medicines and supplies, the team trusted their bus driver, Oscar Herrara Mayorga, to drive them safely up the mountains each day. Some of the clinics were an hour and a half away, and the longest trip was a twohour journey over bone-rattling, rutted dirt roads. The patches of road with paved stones were a welcome relief when they appeared, but the paved parts constituted only a part of the trek. The locals said the sections of roads were repaired with the cobblestone–like bricks before one of the elections, but were never finished. Nurse practioner Kelly Bair Moore asked one of her patients how far she had traveled to visit the clinic. “She said she started walking at 5 a.m. and walked three hours to reach the clinic.” As the bus drove up to a school or other public building where clinics were held, the patients were already lined up and waiting. Some rode horses, but most walked. Occasionally, a truck would stop and unload an entire family. Only the people who received a ticket could come to the clinic. A brigadista, a respected community member, travels around the area and determines which people will receive tickets. The Ministry of Health is in charge of the system of distribution. On day one, after traveling for about an hour, the bus reached a road with a sharp Y branching off and leading up a steep hill. The bus had to execute a very sharp threepoint turn to enter and lumber up the hill in reverse. The school perched at the top was to be the clinic site for the day. This was the first time a clinic had been arranged there by Pulsifer. The area was a very poor one and the people had the usual backaches, colds and headaches, but also scabies and lice. This proved unsettling to some of the first-timers, who were especially diligent in their hand washing and disinfectant use after the initial encounter. On day two, the team visited another school where they



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Local author celebrates publication of two novels By KAREN DABNEY STATE COLLEGE — Local author Chet Gottfried is having a winter worth celebrating. “The Gilded Basilisk,” his fantasy novel for adults, was released in print and e-book versions on Jan. 21 by ReAnimus Press. His young adult fantasy, “Einar and the Cursed City,” has an anticipated release date of March through Zetabella Publishing. When asked why he decided to write fantasy, Gottfried said: “It’s just fun writing about anywhere that magic is possible.” He enjoys combining suspense with humor, and giving cliffhanger endings to his chapters. “A story should be fun and entertaining,” he said. Gottfried and his wife, Sue, moved to State College from Long Island, N.Y., nine years ago. They planned to stay for one year then relocate to Utah. “We fell in love with Centre County while we were living here,” he said. “We thought it was beautiful here, quite cosmopolitan in the center of town, with a relatively small ring of outlying suburbs, and beyond that, rural game lands and parks.” They decided to stay. In Gottfried’s novel, “The Gilded Basilisk,” the story begins with a mistaken theft. A stranger named Agnar promises Hugin a large reward if he retrieves a stolen magical creature, a basilisk, from the thieves. The reward will allow Hugin to fulfill his dream of becoming a co-owner of his favorite inn. He sends his friend Gier to snatch the basilisk from the two warriors who took it. However, Agnar has lied about the theft. When Gier returns with the creature, Hugin discovers it wasn’t stolen. “As an argument is going on, the door’s kicked in, and

in come the rightful owners of the basilisk,” Gottfried said. “It’s a recipe for disaster — Hugin has to talk fast, think fast and act fast if he wants to survive. … The theft leads to war between Farringdale and Loweswater and love between Hugin and the blind warrior Ratatoska.” For his next novel, Gottfried decided to write “Einar and the Cursed City” as a young adult fantasy after an agent expressed interest in a young adult version of “The Gilded Basilisk.” Einar is a teenager who comes to the city seeking to win duels and tournaments, which will enable him to rise to higher positions in this culture. As he arrives in the city, he is swept into a rescue effort to save a kidnapped woman. “With Einar it’s the whole thing of learning there’s a curse, finding out what it is and then being responsible for ending it with the help of friends,” Gottfried said. For the print version of “The Gilded Basilisk,” Gottfried also took on the added role of designing and typesetting the pages, drawing on his 40 years of experience as a freelancer in book production. “Anything like a novel requires a lot of time and effort, and you need the free time to develop the concentration to write while trying to maintain a living,” Gottfried said. “Learning to write is just learning to listen.” He recommends that aspiring writers take drawing courses “to learn how to see what’s actually out there. … It also involves experiences, going places, doing things and meeting people.” He also says that writers’ conferences are beneficial. Gottfried is an active member of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA), with five professional sales, including his first novel, “The Steel Eye,” published by Space & Time in 1984. He has sold stories to Aboriginal Science Fiction, Asimov’s Science Fiction, Jim Baen’s Universe and to online and small press publications.

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BOALSBURG — The State College Elks Lodge No. 1600 will sponsor a “Membership and Home Service Party” from 7 to 9 p.m. on Friday, March 21, at 100 Elks Road. The event will raise funds for the State Elks Major Project and the Home Service Program. The Major Project provides in-home nursing services for clients with spina bifida, multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy and other disabling conditions at no cost to the client. A raffle will take place at 6 p.m. and Ken Volz will provide entertainment from 7 to 9 p.m. For more information, contact Perry Schram at (814) 883-0964.

BELLEFONTE — The Bellefonte Garden Club will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 18, at the First Presbyterian Church in Fellowship Hall, 203 N. Spring St. This month’s theme is “Winter Garden Dreaming Potluck” with Bill Lamont, Penn State professor of vegetable crops. Those who attend are asked to bring a covered dish to share. Topics to be discussed include vegetable varieties to try this year and how to use drip irrigation for your crops.

CENTRE HALL — The Centre Hall Lions Club is having a brunch from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, March 9, at the Lions Club facility. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children under 12. The event is open to the public. The brunch will include eggs, home fries, pancakes, toast, ham, bacon, biscuits, sausage gravy, sweet rolls, orange juice, apple juice, coffee, tea and milk Proceeds will benefit Lions projects.

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Pink-Out basketball game benefits Penns Valley woman

Girl Scout cookies on sale through March 16 STATE COLLEGE — Girl Scouts in the Heart of Pennsylvania will be selling cookies in Centre County through Sunday, March 16. All cookies are $4 per box. Thin Mints, Tagalongs, Samoas, Trefoils, Do-Si-Dos, Savannah Smiles, Dulche de Leches and Thank You Berry Munches can be found in Girl Scout booths outside local businesses and throughout communities in GSHPA’s 30-county service area. To find a specific location, download the Girl Scouts Cookie Locator, an app for Androids and iPhones, or visit Proceeds will help keep Girl Scout events affordable by helping to offset the costs of activities such as the annual troop summer camp. For more information, visit


SPRING MILLS — Three Pink-Out girls’ basketball games were played at Penns Valley High School on Feb. 7. The Lady Rams took on the Lady Bisons of Clearfield in junior high, junior varsity and varsity games in the Rams’ gymnasium. The proceeds from ticket sales for the games were split between the American Cancer Society and Cathy Packer, a 51-year-old Centre Hall resident who was diagnosed with breast cancer last November. Packer underwent mastectomy surgery and is doing well, but has incurred some high medical bills. Packer’s daughter Kasey Packer is the Penns Valley junior high girls basketball team coach. She said the idea for the Pink-Out game came from Megan Houser, a member of the Penns Valley varsity team. Cathy Packer was honored during a ceremony held between the junior varsity and varsity games. She was presented with a bouquet of flowers and a pink and white basketball autographed by team members. Packer walked between two rows of team members clad in pink T-shirts with the words “We got your back C-Pack (Packer’s nickname)” printed on the backs of the shirts.

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CATHY PACKER, right, holds an autographed basketball and flowers presented to her by the Penns Valley girls’ basketball teams. Her daughter Kasey Packer, left, is coach of the Penns Valley girls’ junior high team. “The community’s support is overwhelming and humbling,” said Packer. “And it has really helped a lot.” She thanked the basketball teams, coaches, Penns Valley students and community members for

their support. In addition to the game ticket sales, the proceeds from a basket raffle held in the gym lobby were also donated to the American Cancer Society in Packer’s honor.


STATE COLLEGE — The YMCA of Centre County recently announced that it is going mobile. With people using their mobile phones more and more, the YMCA of Centre County mobile app allows members to access Centre County information on the go. Features available on the app are a check-in barcode, facility schedules, program and event updates, push notifications and more. The YMCA of Centre County app is available free of charge in both the Google Play for Android mobile devices and the iOS App Store for iPhones and iPads. To download the app, search for “YMCA of Centre County” in your mobile device’s app store, then click the install button. Be sure to allow push notifications to get alerts and messages regarding YMCA program updates, facility status and cancellations.

Paranomal series set HOWARD — “The Paranormal: A Scientist Looks at Evidence” with Bill van den Berg will take place from 2 to 3:30 p.m. on three Sundays, Feb. 23, March 2 and March 9, at Howard United Methodist Church, 144 W. Main St. Berg will present and discuss a series of topics, including psychokinesis, extra-sensory perception and survival after death. For more information, call (814) 308-2050 or visit www.

Church to host soup sale HOWARD — Howard United Methodist Church will have a soup sale luncheon from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 20, in Fellowship Hall, 144 W. Main St. For $6, diners will get soup, a roll, beverage and pie. The luncheon is a fundraiser for local missions and is eat in or take out. Pre-orders for quarts of soup for $6 can be made up until Sunday, Feb. 16, by calling (814) 625-2182 or (814) 625-2722.

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Time to reflect as Pink Zone game nears UNIVERSITY PARK — Sunday, Feb. 16, will mark my third year attending the Pennsylvania Pink Zone Lady Lions basketball game as a breast cancer survivor. The third time I will join hundreds of other survivors on the court during halftime. The third time I will celebrate another year of survivorship. Each year the Pink Zone game challenges me to reflect. I think about the past year and what I have accomplished. I think about my journey and what it has meant to me, year after year. For many, it’s so much more than a basketball game, and even so much more than a celebration of community, survivorship and strength. With a sea of pink in the stands at the Bryce Jordan Center, for many it may even be a wake up call to see how many people breast cancer affects. Marjorie S. Miller For me, it’s a chance to celebrate anis a breast cancer other year of health and to connect survivor and a with other survivors and their families. staff writer for The It’s a chance to wear my pink ribbon Centre County proudly with my friends and famGazette. Email her ily, and cheer on the Lady Lions. It’s a at mmiller@centre chance to be a part of something big. As a young survivor it was hard to find my voice at first. Diagnosed at age 26 while planning my wedding, I felt different than many of the other survivors I had met. The first time I was called to the court during halftime as a survivor, I proudly lined up, waiting to appear in front of the crowd with hundreds of other breast cancer survivors. It was impossible not to notice I was probably the youngest survivor there. Initially, I felt a little sad. Why was I here? I was young, healthy and was planning my wedding. I didn’t belong. But that feeling quickly disappeared. Seeing the other survivors gave me hope. There were women of all ages, and survivorship of varying numbers: some 20- or 30-year survivors, some still in treatment. And I realized no matter how different our battles and journeys, and no matter our ages, we’re all fighting for the same cause. In the three years since my diagnosis I continue to grow and heal through getting involved in the community, taking on athletic challenges and sharing my story. And I wouldn’t have been able to do any of it without the support of my husband, family and friends, and the breast cancer community here in Happy Valley. I’ll always have my scars, and parts of me are still confused, still angry and still hurt. The breast cancer has changed my life forever, from tests and screenings and fear, to starting a family. But I decided change can be empowering. Unexpected struggles can bring out parts of yourself you never knew existed. And I’m not alone. The Pink Zone game reminds me of that. I am so lucky to be part of this initiative to not only support those affected by this disease, but to find a cure. I really believe we’ll get there one day. But until we do, I can feel comfort in knowing I belong to a community that shares my passion, my values, my strength and my drive when it comes to breast cancer. I can’t wait to see what this year’s game brings. Like the breast cancer patient, let’s not just help Pink Zone survive; let’s help it thrive. The tipoff for this year’s game is 1 p.m. at the Bryce Jordan Center, when the Lady Lions will take on Wisconsin. The Pink Zone has distributed more than $825,000 in seven years to support education, research and treatment in the field of breast cancer, according to its website. “Nothing defies Pink Zone more than the survivors who


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LAST YEAR, the Gazette’s own Marjorie Miller celebrated with fellow survivors at Penn State’s PinkZone Game. attend year after year,” the website states. “This is an emotional game with a defining cause. The inspiration that the survivors provide to all in attendance — including the Lady Lions — is truly remarkable.” Pink Zone beneficiaries include Mount Nittany Medical

Center, Penn State Hershey Cancer Institute, the PA Breast Cancer Coalition, Kay Yow Cancer Fund, J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital and Geisinger-Lewistown Hospital. For more information visit www.pennsylvaniapink

From the publisher ROB SCHMIDT

More than 700 breast cancer survivors are expected to converge at halftime of Sunday’s Pink Zone game. Each will be wearing a pink T-shirt and holding up a sign representing the number of years they have been cancer-free. Among the survivors are two women I am proud to work with: Mimi Barash Coppersmith, whose passion for the cause has fueled the phenomenal growth of this event — from less than $20,000 in 2007 to more than $280,000 in 2013; and Marjorie Stromberg-Miller, who at 29 years old has battled back from both childhood leukemia Rob Schmidt is and breast cancer. Marjorie is the the publisher of youngest breast cancer survivor I The Centre County know. Gazette. Email The oldest survivor I know is a him at rschmidt@ 90-year-old woman who now lives in a senior living community in Cape Cod, Mass. She won’t be able to travel to the game, so I decided to take her T-shirt and sign to her. The old-

est survivor I know is my mom. Shortly before her 50th birthday, in the spring of 1973, June Lorraine Schmidt was diagnosed with breast cancer. As she battled the disease, which included two separate mastectomies, she barely let on she was sick. With four young children between the ages of seven and 14, it was important to her that our lives went on as normal. My mother is the most selfless person I know. She never once complained during her ordeal. In fact, she often apologized for the inconvenience she caused others. Lorraine Schmidt has now been cancer-free for 40 years, but that has not spared her from the impact of the disease. My father died from pancreatic cancer in 1991, and she has witnessed all five of her siblings die from various forms of cancer. That’s why the fight against cancer is personally important to me, and why we at the Centre County Gazette and Town & Gown Magazine are proud to play a part in the fight against breast cancer. So, if there’s one message I can leave you with, it’s that you can live a full life after breast cancer. There’s a 90-year-old lady in Cape Cod who is living proof of it.

CENTRE COUNTY GAZETTE publisher Rob Schmidt and his mother, Lorraine, celebrate the 40 years she has been cancer-free.

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More than 650 survivors gearing up for Pink Zone By MARJORIE S. MILLER

emotions and excitement that fill the BJC at the Pink Zone game,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I hope everyone who comes to the game leaves UNIVERSITY PARK â&#x20AC;&#x201D; So far, 663 breast feeling inspired and understands that they cancer survivors have registered for the help make an impact in our ongoing fight eighth annual Pink Zone at Penn State against breast cancer.â&#x20AC;? Lady Lions Basketball game. This yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s goal is to raise $300,000 for Tipoff is at 1 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 16, Pink Zoneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s beneficiaries, Powell said, at the Bryce Jordan Center, when the Lady which include Mount Nittany Medical Lions will take on Wisconsin. Survivors Center, Penn State Hershey Cancer Instiare invited onto the tute, the PA Breast court during halfCancer Coalition, time to be recogKay Yow Cancer nized. Fund, J.C. Blair MeWHAT: Penn State Pink Zone Game vs. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s game morial Hospital and is going to be a big Geisinger-LewisWisconsin one,â&#x20AC;? said Miriam town Hospital. WHEN: 1 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 16 Powell, executive The PennsylvaWHERE: Bryce Jordan Center director of the Pennnia Pink Zone and WHY: To raise money for the ďŹ ght sylvania Pink Zone. Penn State Lady against breast cancer â&#x20AC;&#x153;Penn Stateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s very Lion Basketball are a first â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Think Pinkâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; unified force in the TICKETS: game was played fight against breast eight years ago cancer on the court, against Wisconsin, across campus and within communities. so itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s exciting to welcome them back to The Pennsylvania Pink Zone promotes the Bryce Jordan Center for this event that cancer awareness and empowers survivors has experienced so much growth over the through year-round efforts to raise funds years.â&#x20AC;? critical in supporting vital breast cancer Powell said the Pink Zoneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s various organizations, charities and facilities that planning committees have been working focus on breast cancer education, prevenvery hard, so itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s rewarding to see it all tion, diagnosis and treatment, according come together on game day. to its website. For more information visit â&#x20AC;&#x153;I get goose bumps thinking about the


Downtown State College is coming together to support Pink Zone! Visit each participating merchant for specific discounts, specials and details. â&#x20AC;˘ Rapid Transit â&#x20AC;˘ Woodringâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;˘ Pita Pit â&#x20AC;˘ Harperâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;˘ Kranichâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;˘ Kiwi Yogurt â&#x20AC;˘ Balfurd Cleaners â&#x20AC;˘ Student Book Store â&#x20AC;˘ Jezebelâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;˘ The Tavern â&#x20AC;˘ Cuts by Christy â&#x20AC;˘ The Corner Room â&#x20AC;˘ Babyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Burgers and Shakes â&#x20AC;˘ The Deli â&#x20AC;˘ BioLife Plasma Services Center â&#x20AC;˘ A Step Beyond Massage Therapy â&#x20AC;˘ Adecco â&#x20AC;˘ The Allen Street Grill â&#x20AC;˘ Schlow Library â&#x20AC;˘ Home ReďŹ&#x201A;ections â&#x20AC;˘ Aurum Jewelers â&#x20AC;˘ Blue IV Boutique â&#x20AC;˘ Connections â&#x20AC;˘ Levels â&#x20AC;˘ Moyer Jewelers â&#x20AC;˘ Galanga by Cozy Thai Bistro â&#x20AC;˘ The Animal Kingdom â&#x20AC;˘ The Family Clothesline â&#x20AC;˘ Appalachian Outdoors â&#x20AC;˘ The University Club â&#x20AC;˘ Music Mart, Inc. â&#x20AC;˘ Cozy Thai Bistro â&#x20AC;˘ Zola New World Bistro â&#x20AC;˘ Aristry â&#x20AC;˘ Nittany Quill â&#x20AC;˘ Spats CafĂŠ and Speakeasy â&#x20AC;˘ Kitchen Kaboodle


Downtown State College Downtown Turns Pink is coming together to Downtown businesses areZone! supporting support Pink 2.16.14 The Pink Zone! Visit stores with a large each participating merchant pink Visit ribbon in their window to enter in the for          specific discounts, specials and details. Downtown Turns Pink Raffle for a chance to win one offrom threeall amazing prizes. single-game



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as Sunday Brunch. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Sunday Brunch is one of the best in town, and guests rave about the ambience, food and service,â&#x20AC;? said Jennifer Brooks-Stahl, Director of Sales and Marketing. Brunch, priced affordably at $12.99 per person, is served from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and offers a carving station, made-to-order omelets, waffle station with toppings, luncheon entrĂŠe, vegetables, pastries and more. The clubhouse has been recently renovated and can handle both large and small parties for brunch. There is also an onsite catering department for special events such as weddings, reception, showers and parties. In addition to brunch, The View also serves lunch and dinner and offers a wide variety of salads, sandwiches, wraps, entrĂŠes and homemade pizzas. The View also offers a weekday Happy Hour for guests and entertainment on select evenings. The restaurant is conveniently located in Boals-

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Intense battle

BEA bests Tyrone in a Mountain League clash on the hardwood By PAT ROTHDEUTSCH

WINGATE — The top of the Mountain League basketball standings got a bit more crowded on Friday night. In a game that was as tense — and intense — as any playoff clash, Bald Eagle Area outlasted Tyrone, 70-59, on Senior Night and climbed into a three-way tie atop the league standings with Tyrone and Penns Valley. It was BEA’s fourth consecutive victory, accomplished despite a serious height disadvantage and the presence of Tyrone point guard Brandon Gripp, who is one of the best players in the region. Guards Bryce and Bryan Greene and Brandon Gettig again led the Eagles, who carved out a tenuous six-point halftime lead and then held off Gripp and Tyrone’s relentless offensive rebounders until the final minutes of the game to secure the win. Bryan Greene scored 18 points, Getting got 18, and Bryce Greene added eight, but it may have been the Eagles’ combination defense that gave them the edge. BEA played a variation of a box-and-one, with either Ryan Dyke, Bryce Greene, Bryan Greene or Jeff Bennett assigned to play Gripp man-to-man wherever he went. Gripp did get points, 15 for the game, but that was still 10 points below his average, and he never seemed to get comfortable against the aggressive Eagles. “Well, our game plan was to man up on him (Gripp),” Bryce Greene said. “We did a good job on him over at Tyrone (a doubleovertime loss for BEA), and what did we hold him to, 15 points? We were going to give him 25 points because that’s what he was averaging. We kept him to 15. That was a great job. The box worked very well.” The game throughout was a classic matchup of contrasting styles. BEA relied on its fast breaks and aggressive defense to strike quickly and in bunches, while Tyrone played mostly half court, looking to penetrate and dump off to its three big men — Anthony Politza (9 points), Jordan Miller (18), and Erik Wagner (8). And even if the Golden Eagles did miss, Miller, et. al., were there for the rebound, sometimes getting three and even four chances at put-backs. “We didn’t do very well (against their size),” BEA coach Bill Butterworth said.

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BALD EAGLE AREA’S Bryan Greene (10) heads up the court while Tyrone’s Brandon Gripp (3) and Nate Soellner (10) defend on the play. BEA picked up a big Mountain League victory, 70-59. “We did comeback there and do a little better in the third and fourth quarter, but I told them that if we would have rebounded in the first half, we would have won by 20. “We still had a tough time with their size. We’ll work on our boxing out at practice on Monday.” BEA countered with its speed. After being down by two after the first period, the Eagles put together a 23-point second quarter that put them in the lead 35-29 at the half. Center Jason Jones scored eight points in the quarter, and Trey Butterworth added six, but Gettig came through with the big strike. Ahead by three with 19 seconds to play in the half, BEA held for one shot. Get-

tig took the ball with six seconds to go, far out on the perimeter, and calmly nailed a huge three-pointer as time expired. “I realized I had a mismatch on them,” Gettig said about the shot, “and Jason (Jones) came over and set a screen, so I just stepped back and shot.” BEA went up by 10 after a Bryan Greene jumper early in the third quarter, and then by 12 after another Bryan Greene score, this time a drive and a layup. Tyrone fought back to within eight, 5244, going into the final frame and then to within six after a Miller put-back. But Gettig sandwiched eight straight points around baskets by Wagner and Miller, and the Eagles were back up by 10.

From there, Tyrone came no closer than nine points as a combination of BEA’s defense and free throws by Dyke and both Greenes iced the game for the Eagles. “Tonight was a really big win,” Bryan Greene said. “Like Coach (Butterworth) said, it would be nice to be co-champs with Tyrone and Penns Valley. But first we have to get past Bellefonte, which will be a very tough game at Bellefonte. “It was great playing with these seniors. We’ve been together all of our time here.” BEA, 16-4 overall and 10-3 in the league, now awaits word of its playoff position and will complete its league play at Bellefonte before hosting AAAA Holidaysburg in a non-league matchup on Saturday.

State High players help Northeast Conference to win By JOE SAGER Special to The Gazette

CORAOPOLIS — State College’s Brendan Horgas and Jared Karas were expecting some offensive fireworks at the PIHL’s Class AAA all-star game. Instead, the contest turned into a defensive battle. Nevertheless, the two helped the Northeast Conference squad pull out a 3-2 overtime win over the Southwest all-stars on Sunday at the Robert Morris University Island Sports Center. “You get a little scared when you look at the rosters because it’s the South Hills vs. us,” said Northeast coach Mike Guentner, who is Butler High School’s head coach. “Even though most of those guys don’t play together on the same high school team, they played together in amateurs, or at least they did at one point. They have chemistry and talent, which is always a scary combination. I hate to steal a word from Butler, but I think we had a very ‘gritty’ performance. We had a bunch of kids who don’t really know each other quite as well as the other team came together, outworked them and got the win. It was fun.” The game was scoreless through the first two periods. Horgas, a sophomore defenseman, helped set up the Northeast’s first goal. His pass found Pittsburgh Central Catholic’s Jesse Yeckel, who tallied 1:23 into the third period. “That was great,” Horgas said. “I didn’t come in expecting (to get any points) because there are a lot of older guys here. It was just nice.” Horgas has been a key contributor for the Little Lions, who were 7-8-1 through their first 16 games. As a freshman, he had 11 points in 21 games. This season, he had nine through 16. “I think I have been doing fine. Defensively is where I

have been focusing this year. I feel like I have been sound defensively,” he said. “It’s definitely an honor to be named an all-star. I don’t know if you expect it as a sophomore, but it’s definitely an honor.” Likewise, Karas has been a force for State College. He did not record any points Sunday, but the senior leads the Little Lions with 12 assists and 22 points. He serves as the team’s captain as well. “I definitely take it as my own responsibility how the team is performing. If we’re playing bad or playing good, I like to look in the mirror and see what it is I am doing that’s helping,” he said. “I like to think that the younger guys look up to me. We have a lot of young, inexperienced players, so I try to set the best example I can.” Both Karas and Horgas may have to help replace to the offense lost when Andrew Moscone, the team’s secondleading scorer, suffered a broken arm in the team’s 3-1 loss to Pittsburgh Central Catholic on Feb. 3. “Personally, I’d like to score a little more now that one of our top scorers is out with a broken arm,” Karas said. “I am just hoping to keep working hard. I don’t put too many expectations on myself because that leads to a lot of pressure you put on yourself. I try to work as hard as I can. The goals and the assists and everything will come with hard work.” Last year, State College reached the Penguins Cup Class AAA semifinals. Peters Township posted a 3-0 win to advance to the championship game. However, the Little Lions are poised to get back into the postseason to take another shot at reaching Consol Energy Center. Their 15 points put them in the middle of the Class AAA pack. “We’ve been up and down this year. We beat Bethel Park, which is the No. 1 team, and that was great. We are a little inconsistent. When we play well, we’re really good,” Horgas said.

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STATE COLLEGE Area High School’s Brendan Horgas was one of two Little Lions to play for the Northeast Conference All-Stars on Sunday at Robert Morris University’s Island Sports Center. “I definitely think we could get hot. We have a couple injuries, but I think we can bounce back.” Karas just hopes his team can string together some wins in the final few games of the regular season to improve the squad’s playoff seeding. “We graduated, I think, seven or eight, including both of our goalies and two of our forwards that are very skilled. We definitely lost a lot of talent coming into this year. We’re definitely doing the best we can with what we have,” he said. “I have had a lot of talks with my coach, Brett Wilson, about finding what works with us before the games and during the games. We’re struggling to find our consistency. Finding what works for us is what we’re trying to do. We’re looking to get on a roll here and make a run at a high playoff seed. “Anything can happen once you get in the playoffs.”

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February 13-19, 2014

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ONE OF THE big questions for 2014 concerns the development of quarterback Christian Hackenberg. Will he get better — or worse?

Penn State football: Five questions that must be answered By BEN JONES TIM WEIGHT/For The Gazette

PENN STATE’S Tim Frazier (23) goes to the basket during Sunday’s game will Illinois at the Bryce Jordan Center. The Nittany Lions dropped their seventh Big Ten Conference game of the season, 60-55. The teams are now tied for last place in the conference.

Ice cold: PSU struggles down the stretch in ugly loss to Illinois By PAT ROTHDEUTSCH

UNIVERSITY PARK — There commonly are cold shooting nights for basketball teams. Then there is the Polar Vortex kind of cold that the Penn State men experienced on Sunday afternoon against Illinois at the BJC. Locked in a close, back-and-forth game against the Illini that looked destined to be settled in the final seconds, the Penn State players out of nowhere completely lost their touch in the last 10 minutes of the game. After B.J. Newbill put the Nittany Lions ahead by three points, 52-49, with a running jumper, the Lions managed to make only one field goal and one foul shot during the rest of the game. And it wasn’t due to turnovers or mistakes — Penn State had only one turnover in that stretch — or poor shot selection. Every attempt was a good look and some were actually layups. The shots were simply off the mark and just didn’t fall. Illinois took advantage. Although not red hot themselves, the Illini were able to overtake the Lions with some

big scores during crunch time and gut out a 60-55 win. The clincher for Illinois came with 22 seconds to play. Newbill made one of two from the line to pull PSU to within one point, 54-53. Following a time out, Penn state needed a stop to give itself a chance, but the Illini found freshman Kendrick Nunn alone in the right corner. His 3-pointer was all net, and from there, Illinois closed things out from the line. “I thought Illinois did a really good job of packing it in,” Penn State coach Patrick Chambers said. “(Nhanna) Egwu had some timely blocks. When we did get the fouls, we had to make free throws. It’s a long time not to score. We were in the 1-and-1 and I wanted us to drive the ball. I thought we took a couple of ill-advised threes late in the game when I’d like to see us put it inside and drive. They were good threes – they were open, but we couldn’t make them. “I give Illinois credit, their defense on Tim (Frazier) and D.J. (Newbill) was terrific toward the end. Their freshmen stepped up. They made the winning plays and the big shots when they needed to make them. That was

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a desperate team we played. That was a battle – a flat out battle between two teams scratching and clawing. It’s unfortunate that one team has to win and it wasn’t us.” Chambers said many times this season that his team is “close” to being successful, and it is. Yet so many tough, close losses in games like this have to be taking a toll on the team’s confidence, even though the players remain positive. “I think we needed to continue attacking,” Tim Frasier said. “Our staple is defensive rebounding, so if we can’t score we won’t to be able to continue to defend and obviously Illinois pulled it out tonight. “I think we just missed shots. They were playing defense like coach had them playing defense, but we just missed shots. We have to continue to fight and get stops and make shots.” Frazier, who claimed the all-time assist record for a Penn State player in the game, scored 11 points on the night, and Newbill scored a teamhigh 19. Penn State will not have much time to regroup with games at Indiana and then at home against Iowa on Saturday coming up.

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UNIVERSITY PARK — It may feel like it’s far away, but Penn State football is “only” 200 days from kicking off the season in Ireland. James Franklin’s squad may have yet to take the field with spring practice still a month away, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t already some burning questions about Franklin’s first season in Happy Valley. There are five major themes that will likely define the Nittany Lions’ season.


A new QB coach, a new offense, no Allen Robinson and a lot of new, untested targets to throw to — there could be worse things for Penn State than Hackenberg picking up where he left off. Quarterbacks rarely stay stagnant when it comes to developing. Not having Allen Robinson is a hurdle all its own — sprinkle in a new offense and we could see a fair share of bumps in the road. Hackenberg is probably too good to regress, but how quickly will he be able to pick up the offense and run with it? Hackenberg certainly won’t be worse, but his general trajectory could change.


Fair or not, some fans were critical of John Butler’s defense the one season he was at the defensive helm. In theory, the Nittany Lions are less talented on that side of the ball in 2014 than they were in 2013. Does Bob Shoop have the answer? How will younger players like Brandon Bell perform in the early going? Can Deion Barnes find his stride again? All of these questions are major stories in their own right, but in essence, the defense’s performance as a whole under yet another defensive coordinator is a major question mark moving forward.


Franklin seems to be happy with letting John Donovan call the plays and seemingly isn’t interested in getting his hands dirty on the defensive side of the ball. While many head coaches are less involved than O’Brien was on Saturdays, it’ll be interesting to see how Franklin plays the sidelines and when and where he takes direct control over the game. Franklin will probably end up being somewhere between Paterno’s figurehead status and O’Brien’s role of having his hand in every aspect of the game.


It’s a pretty simple question, but one fans won’t have an answer to until the team takes the field. It’s a culmination of Hackenberg’s development, the roles of Zwinak, Belton and Lynch, and the rising talent in Penn State’s receiving corps. Franklin and Donovan were able to put together decent offenses in the SEC but things are much different in a more defense-oriented Big Ten. There isn’t any reason to think Penn State’s offense won’t be as effective as it was at times in 2013, but it’s still a question mark.


Sam Ficken’s ups and downs have been well documented, and Franklin brought in a few walk-on recruits at the kicker position. (They’re walk-ons again, right?) It’s hard to imagine Franklin won’t give Ficken the job out of the gate, but if Ficken struggles it’s unknown if he’ll have as long of a leash as O’Brien gave him. Not all of Ficken’s misses were his fault, but the stat sheet doesn’t care, and Franklin might not either.

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No longer a secret: Signing Day at Penn State UNIVERSITY PARK â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Remember when people knew almost nothing about Penn Stateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s recruiting classes? I do, and, no, I do not want to go back there. Yet signing day on campus this year was quite a spectacle as new coach James Franklin introduced his first group of incoming freshmen. A recruiting â&#x20AC;&#x153;war room.â&#x20AC;? Posting names on a big board as the faxes and letters arrived. Guest speakers. Videos of the players. ESPN national coverage. And a formal introduction of the rePat Rothdeutsch cruits followed by an covers Penn State all-out celebration of sports for The the new class, includCentre County ing LaVar Arrington Gazette. E-mail and Mike Mauti. him at sports@ Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m sure plenty of centrecounty Nittany Lion fans were pinching themselves to make sure that this was actually Penn State. Franklin and his staff are known as master recruiters, and this display of pride in who is going to be a future Nittany Lion was aimed not only at this yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s group, but at recruits in 2015 and 2016 and beyond. Any future recruit with even a modest interest in Penn State was certainly watching very closely. There is a deeper level here as well. The way Franklin and his staff approach potential players signals what I think is a shift in the perception of a student-athlete. Things are becoming more and more about the players themselves, and the ideas of what can an athlete do for the school vs. what can the school do for the athlete are coming more into balance. Which is a very good thing. For years thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been talk about pos-


sibly paying players, and there has been some growing uneasiness about giant organizations like the NCAA taking advantage of athletes. There are law suits about playersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; rights, and recently Northwestern football players argued that they should be considered employees and be allowed to organize. How any of this will shake out is not clear and very complex, but it is certain that todayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s recruits are looking for schools at which they will be more valued as individuals and not just as positions on a depth chart. Franklin and his staff understand all of this, which is why they are so enthusiastic about selling Penn State and all it has to offer and why they are so committed to making the team feel like an extended family. It might also be why Vanderbilt football reached such unprecedented highs under Franklin. No one played harder than the Commodores. So who are the freshmen joining Franklinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s first PSU family? There are 25 of them, including five players who enrolled early, and there are some interesting facts about the class as a whole. n It is generally considered to be among the top 25 classes in the country, although I doubt that the coaches give a whit about that. Rating and following recruits has become a growing industry in itself, and lots of players get star ratings which are the basis of how the classes are ranked. (Famous quote from Bill Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Brien: â&#x20AC;&#x153;How many stars did Wes Welker get?â&#x20AC;?) Franklin seemed genuinely very excited about the players in this class, and in the end, it all comes down to how they develop and how they are coached anyway. n The class filled some pressing needs for the Lions at safety, offensive line, linebacker and wide receiver. n Franklin said he likes big, athletic players with growing potential at all positions â&#x20AC;&#x201D; the same philosophy, by the way, used by Chip Kelly at Oregon and now the Eagles â&#x20AC;&#x201D; and this class has more than its

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AT PENN STATEâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Signature Event,â&#x20AC;? first-year head coach James Franklin partnered with former Nittany Lion LaVar Arrington and spoke about the Class of 2014. share of big athletes. Defensive backs Koa Farmer, Daquan Worley, Marcus Allen, Grant Haley, Amani Oruwariye and Chris Campbell are all over 5 feet 10 inches tall and Farmer, Allen and Oruwariye are all 6 feet 2 inches tall. Big offensive lineman include 6-foot6 Noah Beh, 6-foot-7 Chasz Wright and 6-foot-5 Brendan Brosnan. At wide receiver, thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 6-foot-3 Saeed Blacknall, 6-foot-2 Chris Godwin and 6-foot-2 Troy Apke. And at points in 6-foot-5 tight end Mike Gesickiâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s videos, he looks like a giant being chased around by Lilliputians. n Franklin has no preconceptions about anyone in the class being red-shirted. Everyone will have a shot to compete for positions.

n All three linebackers, Troy Reeder (6 feet 3 inches, 232 pounds),Torrence Brown (6 feet 4 inches, 230 pounds) and Jason Cabinda (6 feet 2 inches, 221 pounds) have the size and presence to help right away with a position depleted by injury last season. Penn State will be at its 75-scholarship limit next season, a total that will be increased by five in each of the following two seasons until reaching the normal 85. Many people were beginning to talk about seeing Bill Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Brien compete on a level playing field with the rest of the Big Ten. Now that talk will be about Franklin. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve heard that he coaches even better than he recruits. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll begin to find out soon; the Blue-White game is 57 days away.















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A dozen State High athletes head to the next level By CHRIS MORELLI

STATE COLLEGE â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Last weekâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s snowstorm may have postponed State College Area High Schoolâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s National Letter of Intent signing ceremony, but once the snow was cleared and school opened at its normal time, the ceremony took place a day later, on Feb. 6. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The weather didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t cooperate with us (Wednesday),â&#x20AC;? said State College Area High School athletic director Peg Pennepacker. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; been a little trick this season, but weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re dealing with it. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re glad that you could all be here today.â&#x20AC;? All told, a dozen State High athletes signed their Letters of Intent. There were a variety of sports represented during the signing ceremony â&#x20AC;&#x201D; the athletes will take their love of football, baseball, soccer field hockey, volleyball, track and field and cross country to the next level. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Interscholastic athletics is a great opportunity to teach our young people life lessons and help develop them to become good, positive contributors to society. We really promote that and really take pride in doing that,â&#x20AC;? Pennepacker said. A closer look at the State High athletes and where they are headed: n Kyle Adams, Bucknell University â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Adams, a standout on the State High track and field and cross country squads, will take his talents across just down Interstate 80 to Bucknell University. He will compete on both squads there as well. n Summer Carson, Dowling College â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Carson chose Division II Dowling College on Long Island. She will be taking her field hockey stick with her to New York as she tries to duplicate the success she enjoyed on the field at State High. n Will Cather, Penn State â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Another standout on the Little Lionsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; track and field and cross country squads, Cather will stay close to home and run at Penn State University. n Emma Cousins, Bucknell University â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Cousins, a fantastic runner at State High, will run both cross country as well as track and field at BU. n Victoria Crawford, Indiana University of Pennsylvania â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Crawford heads to IUP to play soccer. n Adam DeBoef, Penn State â&#x20AC;&#x201D; While he didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t receive a scholarship offer to Penn State, DeBoef will join the Nittany Lions as a walk-on. DeBoef said he has spoken to new head coach James Franklin and is ready to become a Nittany Lion. n Jordan Good, Shippensburg â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Good, another standout on the gridiron for the Little Lions, will head to Shippensburg to play football.


A TOTAL OF 12 State College Area High School athletes signed Letters of Intent on Feb. 6. Pictured, front row, from left, are Kaelyn Yoder (Campbell), Emma Cousins (Bucknell), Victoria Crawford (IUP), Christine Irwin (Juniata) and Summer Carson (Dowling). Back row, from left, Calvin Sichler (Shippensburg), Jordan Good (Shippensburg), Patrick Irwin (Shippensburg), Adam DeBoef (Penn State), Nick Racquet (North Carolina), Kyle Adams (Bucknell) and Will Cather (Penn State). n Christine Irwin, Juniata College â&#x20AC;&#x201D; The Lady Little Lion volleyball star will take her game to Huntingdon, where she will play for Juniata. This season, the Eagles were 31-5 and made it all the way to the regional semifinals of the NCAA Div. III Tournament. n Patrick Irwin, Stony Brook University â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Irwin â&#x20AC;&#x201D; no relation to Christine Irwin â&#x20AC;&#x201D; will play football at Stony Brook in New York. Irwin was the quarterback for the Lit-

tle Lions. He didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t decide on Stony Brook until the Little Lionsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; season was complete. n Nick Racquet, University of North Carolina â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Racquet, a stud on the diamond for the Little Lions officially became a Tar Heel on Thursday. He sported a powder blue UNC hat as well as a blue and white dress shirt as he signed his LOI. n Calvin Sichler, Shippensburg University â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Sichler will play baseball at Shippensburg and room with fellow

Little Lion Good. n Kaelyn Yoder, Campbell University â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Yoder will run cross country and track and field at Campbell. â&#x20AC;&#x153;These athletes are to be commended for their commitment and dedication,â&#x20AC;? Pennepacker said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve had the support of their families, the support of their coaches â&#x20AC;Ś they are taking on a challenge that doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t happen for everybody. This is something to celebrate.â&#x20AC;?

Spring football begins soon STATE COLLEGE â&#x20AC;&#x201D; The State College Assembly of God boysâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; developmental football program will host a football open house on Tuesday, March 18, from 6 to 8 p.m.. Parents can meet coaches, ask questions, check player weight, view 2013 fall awards shows and pick up registration forms. Sign-ups for spring football will be accepted. The league is open to all boys, ages six through 13. For more information, call (814) 238-3800 or email Information is also available online at www.scassembly. org/football.

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UNIVERSITY PARK â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Three members of the Penn State Nittany Lion football team have been invited to participate in the National Football Leagueâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 2014 Scouting Combine, which ranks among the Big Ten Conference leaders. The Nittany Lions participating in the event are defensive tackle DaQuan Jones (Johnson City, N.J.), wide receiver Allen Robinson (Southfield, Mich.), and offensive guard John Urschel (Williamsville, N.Y.). The 2014 NFL Combine is set for Saturday, Feb. 22, through Tuesday, Feb. 25, at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Ind.

League accepting registrations BELLEFONTE â&#x20AC;&#x201D; The Bellefonte VFW Teener League is accepting new and late registrations for its 2014 season. The Bellefonte VFW Teener League is open to any Bellefonte baseball player, ages 13 to 16. For more information or registration instructions, contact Rich Rogers at (814) 353-3391 or Tom Menges at (814) 883-9313.

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Fairy tale characters come alive in ‘Into the Woods’ By HARRY ZIMBLER

UNIVERSITY PARK — “Once upon a time,” begins the narrator as the audience is quickly swept up into the magical world of the Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine musical “Into the Woods.” The award-winning production offers a retelling and enjoyable mingling of several Grimm’s fairy tales in a delightful show that opens officially on Friday, Feb. 21, at the Pavilion Theatre on the Penn State campus. During the show, audiences will get to meet Little Red Riding Hood, Cinderella, Rapunzel, Jack (of Beanstalk fame), the Baker and his Wife, as well as a host of witches and evil stepmothers and stepsisters.

IF YOU GO What: “Into the Woods” When: Friday, Feb. 21-Saturday, March 1 Where: Pavillion Theatre, University Park More info:

The show won Tony awards for Best Score and Best Book, as well as the Drama Desk Award for Best Musical. “Into the Woods” is the latest production of Penn State’s Musical Theatre Pro-

gram in the School of Theatre. It is directed by graduate student Kasey Graham in partial fulfillment of the requirements for a Master of Fine Arts degree in directing. “This was my top choice to direct for my thesis production,” Graham said. “It’s a great fit for the Penn State population.” Graham explained that he has taken a minimalist approach to the musical play, and is happy with the collaborative efforts of the entire design team. “The story comes to life in a library,” he said. “A very whimsical library.” Graham has found the entire directing process to be artistically satisfying. “I have been able to work with some of the finest performers in the country,” he continued. “This cast is a well-trained group.” As a professional working in theater, Graham came to Penn State several times on tour. “I was working as a musical director and in my visits to State College, I learned about Penn State’s musical theatre directing MFA program. It’s the only program of its kind in the country.” Graham was drawn to “Into the Woods” because it was one of the first musicals he saw as a young child. “The (theatrical) seeds were planted in me by this show. It’s a great family musical.” The design team working with Graham is entirely composed of graduate or undergraduate students. “And they have all been willing to run with this unusual approach. They’ve all approached the process with an open imagination. Audiences are going

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CARRIE A. (C.J.) JOHNSON rehearses a scene from the Penn State Centre Stage production of “Into the Woods” at the Pavilion Theatre. Johnson will portray the Witch in the musical retelling of Grimm’s classics. to benefit. We will offer magic and a fantastic journey,” said Graham. Penn State faculty member Richard St. Clair heads the costume design program, and serves as a mentor for student designer Sara Tomaszewski. “It’s wonderful that Sara and Kasey are

getting to work together on a larger show,” St. Clair noted. “She worked with Kasey last year on a smaller show. This one is being fully produced and all the costumes are being built in the costume shop. It’s a great culmination of everything she’s learned the last few years.”

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THE BRENTANO String Quartet will perform on Feb. 21 at Schwab Auditorium.

Brentano String Quartet to perform final concert in Beethoven cycle UNIVERSITY PARK — The Brentano String Quartet will perform its final concert at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 21, in Schwab Auditorium. The performance will be the culmination of a three-season Center for the Performing Arts at Penn State program featuring all of Ludwig van Beethoven’s string quartets and is sponsored by the Nina C. Brown Endowment and WPSU. Violinists Mark Steinberg and Serena Canin and violist Misha Amory founded the quartet in 1992. Cellist Nina Lee joined in 1998. Brentano has been ensemble-inresidence at Princeton University since 1999. To purchase tickets, visit http://, Eisenhower Auditorium, Penn State Downtown Theatre, HUB-Robeson Center Information Desk or Bryce Jordan Center or call (814) 863-0255 or (800) ARTS-TIX.

“Artistic Viewpoints,” an informal moderated discussion featuring Brentano musicians, is available free for ticket holders in Schwab one hour before the performance. This presentation is a component of the Center for the Performing Arts Classical Music Project. With support from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the project provides opportunities to engage students, faculty and the community with classical music artists and programs. Learn more about the project at Brentano musicians are also scheduled to participate in a variety of free, public engagement activities during a three-day residency at Penn State, including: n Leading a master class for two Penn State School of Music graduate string quartets at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 19, in Esber Recital Hall. Tim Deighton, professor of music at Penn

State, hosts the 90-minute session. n Hosting a bring-your-ownlunch event with members of the quartet at noon on Thursday, Feb. 20, in the Outreach Building Lobby, 100 Innovation Blvd. The 60-minute session, presented in collaboration with coolBLUE Events at Innovation Park, includes discussion and performance of several works. n Leading a discussion with students in a class focused on the chamber music of Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven at 2:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 20, in 115 Music Building I. Mark Ferraguto, assistant professor of musicology at Penn State, hosts the 75-minute session. Public attendance is limited to 35. n Performing at 2:30 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 21, in Esber Recital Hall. The performance is part of the Penn State School of Music Common Hour Recitals.

UNIVERSITY PARK — A new course that seeks to demystify classical music is open to Penn State students through the university’s School of Music due in part to the Center for the Performing Arts at Penn State Classical Music Project. “Under the Hood: How Classical Music Works” is a new online course authored by Stephan Hopkins, assistant professor of music at Penn State. The course examines selected works from 16 of the greatest composers of western art music, with emphasis on the Baroque, Classical and Romantic eras. The curriculum combines aspects of two existing courses, “Rudiments of Music” and “Introduction to Western Music.” The course was developed as part of the Center for the Performing Arts Classical Music Project, http://cmp.psu. edu, which is supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The project, now in its third season, provides opportunities to engage Penn State students, faculty and the community with classical music artists and programs. “Stephan Hopkins has been very creative in designing this course,” said George Trudeau, director of the Center for the Performing Arts. “I’m very impressed with how he breaks down the various components of classical music, makes full use of digital media and brings it all together so students will gain a greater understanding of the art form. The performances by our talented Penn State faculty are an outstanding addition to the course, and I’m pleased that, due to demand, we are now offering two sections for a total enrollment of 200 students.” One of the distinguishing features of the course is its emphasis on conceptual understanding of compositional techniques, along with the use of video recordings of School of Music performance faculty. In order to encourage appreciation and understanding of classical music among a wider audience, faculty performances — featuring works such as Ludwig van Beethoven’s “Moonlight Sonata,” Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s “Eine Kleine Nachtmusik” and Johann Sebastian Bach’s First Cello Suite — were video-recorded and will be posted weekly by the College of Arts and Architecture throughout the spring 2014 semester. The first video features Kim Cook, professor of cello at Penn State, performing all six movements of Bach’s Suite No. 1 in G Major. See the video at watch?v=fO7hzFv76qY.

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Thursday, Feb. 13, through Wednesday, Feb. 19 ALLEN STREET GRILL, 100 W. COLLEGE AVE., STATE COLLEGE, (814) 231-4745 Thursday, Feb. 13 Friday, Feb. 14 Saturday, Feb. 15

Bill Filer, 10:30 p.m.-1 a.m. Bill Filer, 10:30 p.m.-1 a.m. Bill Filer, 10:30 p.m.-1 a.m.

AMERICAN ALE HOUSE, 821 CRICKLEWOOD DRIVE, STATE COLLEGE, (814) 237-9701 Thursday, Feb. 13 Friday, Feb. 14 Saturday, Feb. 15 Sunday, Feb. 16 Wednesday, Feb. 19

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

THE ARENA BAR & GRILL, 1521 MARTIN ST., STATE COLLEGE, (814) 237-8833 Friday, Feb. 14 Saturday, Feb. 15

Superbob, 10:30 p.m. AC Express, 10:30 p.m.

THE AUTOPORT, 1405 S. ATHERTON ST., STATE COLLEGE, (814) 237-7666 Thursday, Feb. 13

Kate and Natalie, 9 p.m.

BAR BLEU, 112 S. GARNER ST., STATE COLLEGE, (814) 237-0374 Thursday, Feb. 13 Saturday, Feb. 15

Velveeta, 10:30 p.m. Ted McCloskey & The Hi Fis, 10:30 p.m.

BILL PICKLE’S TAP ROOM, 106 S. ALLEN ST., STATE COLLEGE, (814) 272-1172 Friday, Feb. 14

Bill Filer, 5-7 p.m.

THE BREWERY, 233 E. BEAVER AVE., STATE COLLEGE, (814) 237-2892 Wednesday, Feb. 19

Karaoke, 9:30 p.m.

CAFE 210 WEST, 210 W. COLLEGE AVE., STATE COLLEGE, (814) 237-3449 Thursday, Feb. 13

Broadway star Sutton Foster to appear Feb. 15 From Gazette staff reports UNIVERSITY PARK —Two-time Tony Award winner Sutton Foster makes her Center for the Performing Arts at Penn State debut in a Valentine’s weekend concert at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 15, in Penn State’s Eisenhower Auditorium. Foster’s performance, backed by her trio, features popular and show tunes from her CDs “Wish” and “An Evening with Sutton Foster: Live at the Café Carlyle,” plus selections from the Broadway productions in which she has starred. The celebrated actor, singer and dancer won Tony Awards for outstanding actress in the musicals “Anything Goes” and “Thoroughly Modern Millie.” She also originated roles in the Broadway productions of “The Drowsy Chaperone,” “Little Women,” “Young Frankenstein” and “Shrek The Musical.” As a concert artist, she has graced the stages of Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center’s American Songbook series, Feinstein’s, Joe’s Pub and many other venues. Foster also starred in the ABC Family series “Bunheads.” Her TV guest appearances include “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit,” “Flight of the Conchords,” “The Late Show with David Letterman” and “Sesame Street.”

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Foster performs in concert across the United States and abroad with her music director, Michael Rafter. “From the start, Foster made the audience feel as if this was going to be a great night of music,” a reviewer for MD TheSUTTON FOSTER atre Guide wrote after hearing the singer in concert at a suburban Washington, D.C., theater. “Two things about listening to Sutton Foster in concert that are definite pluses are the quality of her musicians and arrangements.” Buy tickets online at http://cpa.psu. edu or by phone at (814) 863-0255 or (800) ARTS-TIX. Tickets are also available at four State College locations: Eisenhower Auditorium (weekdays, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.); Penn State Downtown Theatre Center (weekdays, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.); HUB-Robeson Center Information Desk (weekdays, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.); and Bryce Jordan Center (weekdays, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.). A grant from the University Park Allocation Committee makes Penn State student prices possible.


CHUMLEY’S, 108 W. COLLEGE AVE., STATE COLLEGE, (814) 238-4446 Thursday, Feb. 13 Saturday, Feb. 15 Sunday, Feb. 16

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Kelly Countermine & guests, 8-11 p.m. Harold Taddy, Andy Tolins and Anna Lisa Barron, 8-10 p.m. Harold Taddy’s open mic and variety show, 8 p.m.


The Earthtones, 5-8 p.m.

ELK CREEK CAFÉ AND ALEWORKS, 100 W. MAIN ST., MILLHEIM, (814) 349-8850 Thursday, Feb. 13 Saturday, Feb. 15

Richard Sleigh & Friends, 7:30 p.m. Mountain Minstrelsy of PA, 8 p.m.

THE GAMBLE MILL, 160 DUNLAP ST., BELLEFONTE, (814) 355-7764 Friday, Feb. 14 Saturday, Feb. 15 Sunday, Feb. 16

Monica Brindle and guests: Bill Ritzman and Joe Casher, 6-8 p.m. Denicats, 7-9 p.m. Little Paris Jazz Trio, 5-7 p.m.

GOVERNORS PUB, 211 W. HIGH ST., BELLEFONTE, (814) 353-1008 Thursday, Feb. 13 Wednesday, Feb. 19

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

HOME DELIVERY PIZZA PUB/ROBIN HOOD BREWING CO., 1820 S. ATHERTON ST., STATE COLLEGE, (814) 237-7777 Friday, Feb. 14 Tuesday, Feb. 18

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

INDIGO, 112 W. COLLEGE AVE., STATE COLLEGE, (814) 234-1031 Thursday, Feb. 13 Friday, Feb. 14 Saturday, Feb. 15

DJ Ca$hous, 9 p.m.-2 a.m. DJ Keigo and Nammo, 9 p.m.-2 a.m. DJ Kid A.V., 9 p.m.-2 a.m.

INFERNO BRICK OVEN & BAR, 340 E. COLLEGE AVE., STATE COLLEGE, (814) 237-5718 Thursday, Feb. 13 Friday, Feb. 14 Saturday, Feb. 15

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

OTTO’S PUB & BREWERY, 2286 N. ATHERTON ST., STATE COLLEGE, (814) 867-OTTO Friday, Feb. 14 Saturday, Feb. 15

Miss Melanie and The Valley Rats, 9-11 p.m. Monica Brindle, 9-11 p.m.

THE PHYRST, 111 E. BEAVER AVE., STATE COLLEGE, (814) 238-1406 Thursday, Feb. 13 Friday, Feb. 14 Saturday, Feb. 15 Wednesday, Feb. 19

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

DON BEDELL/The Gazette

GUITARIST JIM BABJAK entered the crowd Saturday night during the encore of his band’s Top 40 hit “A Girl Like You.” Babjak and his band, The Smithereens, were in State College Saturday night for a concert at Cafe 210. The New Jersey-based band played many of their hits from the late ’80s and early ’90s including “Blood & Roses,” “Behind The Wall of Sleep” and “Top of the Pops.”

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THE RATHSKELLER, 108 S. PUGH ST., STATE COLLEGE, (814) 237-3858 Friday, Feb. 14 Saturday, Feb. 15

Mr. Hand, 10:30 p.m. Skoal Brothers, 10:30 p.m.

THE SALOON, 101 HEISTER ST., STATE COLLEGE, (814) 234-0845 Thursday, Feb. 13 Friday, Feb. 14 Saturday, Feb. 15 Tuesday, Feb. 18

My Hero Zero, 10 p.m. John and Chad, 8-10 p.m., Velveeta, 10:30 p.m. Mr. Hand, 7 p.m. Shake Shake Shake, 10:30 p.m.

ZENO’S PUB, 100 W. COLLEGE AVE., STATE COLLEGE, (814) 237-4350 Thursday, Feb. 13 Friday, Feb. 14 Saturday, Feb. 15 Monday, Feb. 17 Tuesday, Feb. 18 Wednesday, Feb. 19

Nightcrawlers, 10:30 p.m. AAA Blues Band, 7 p.m., Spider Kelly, 10:30 p.m. Harold Taddy, 8 p.m., Pure Cane Sugar, 10:30 p.m. DopplerPoppins, 11 p.m. Natalie Race, 10 p.m. Haystack Lightnin’, 8 p.m., The Cave Tones, 11 p.m.

ZOLA NEW WORLD BISTRO, 324 W. COLLEGE AVE., STATE COLLEGE, (814) 237-8474 Friday, Feb. 14


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


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


Bookmobile — Centre County Library Bookmobile is a fully accessible library on wheels. Look for it in your community and join Miss Laura for story times, songs and fun. Visit the website at for days and times. Craft Activity — Make your own Valentine’s card from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. through Saturday, Feb. 15, at Christian Science Reading Room and Bookstore, 219 S. Allen St., State College. The Reading Room will provide cards, markers, inspirational statements and scrap booking materials. Exhibit — Prints from workshops will be on display through Friday, Feb. 28, in the Tea Room Gallery at the Bellefonte Art Museum for Centre County, 133 N. Allegheny St., Bellefonte. Gallery hours are 1 to 4:30 p.m., Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Call (814) 355-4280 or visit www. Exhibit — The work of local artist Adrienne Waterson will be displayed at The State Theatre, 130 W. College Ave., State College. Waterson’s influences range from biology, history and architecture to physics, politics and garbage. Her current work is a reflection of her unconscious mind while on the phone, the gastronomic experience of Little League games, drive thru banks, flowers, fruit and dirty dishes. For more information, visit www.thestatetheatre. org. Exhibit — “On the Wild Side,” a joint exhibition of artwork by Jim Mikkelsen and Sylvia Apple, will be on display through Sunday, March 2, in the HUB Gallery, University Park. Mikkelsen, a sculptor, creates figurative pieces out of wood. Apple allows prehistoric and folk art to inspire her as she constructs her quilts. For more information, visit Musical — Penn State Centre Stage presents “Into the Woods,” with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, book by James Lapine and directed by Kasey Graham, Tuesday, Feb. 18, through Saturday, March 1, at the Pavilion Theatre, 146 S. Allen St., State College. Evening show time is 7:30 p.m. There will also be matinee shows at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 22, and Saturday, March 1. For more information on how to purchase tickets, visit Exhibit — “Preserving the Past for the Future” by the Farmland Preservation artists will be displayed though Monday, March 31, at the Village at Penn State, 260 Lion Hill Road, State College. Exhibit — “Landscapes Near and Far” by Sean Bodley will be on display through Monday, March 31, at Schlow Region Centre Library’s Betsy Rodgers Allen Gallery, 211 S. Allen St., State College. His photographs represent scenes from the Centre County Grange Fair and Civil War reenactments. Gallery hours are Mondays through Wednesdays, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Thursdays, noon to 9 p.m.; Fridays, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Sundays, 1:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, call (814) 2376238. Exhibit — Japanese prints will be on display through Sunday, March 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 to 4:30 p.m., Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Call (814) 355-4280 or visit Exhibit — Work by Mary Vollero will be on display through Sunday, March 30, in the Community Gallery at the Bellefonte Art Museum for Centre County, 133 N. Allegheny St., Bellefonte. Gallery hours are 1 to 4:30 p.m., Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Call (814) 355-4280 or visit Exhibit — Work by Jeff Mathison will be on display through Sunday, March 30, in the Sieg Gallery at the Bellefonte Art Museum for Centre County, 133 N. Allegheny St., Bellefonte. Gallery hours are 1 to 4:30 p.m., Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Call (814) 355-4280 or visit www. Tax Assistance — Schlow Centre Region Library will host a Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program for lowand moderate-income individuals and families, Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. by appointment through Friday, April 11, at 211. S Allen St., State College. For more information, call (814) 355-6816. Exhibit — British watercolors from the Permanent Collection will be featured at the Palmer Museum of Art through Sunday, May 4. The museum is open from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Tuesdays through Saturdays, and from noon to 4 p.m. on Sundays. For more information, visit www. Exhibit — The Palmer Museum of Art will feature “Forging Alliances” through Sunday, May 11. This exhibition draws on the Palmer Museum’s collection of postWWII mingei ceramics. The museum is open from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Tuesdays through Saturdays, and from noon to 4 p.m. on Sundays. For more information, visit www. Exhibit — The Palmer Museum of Art will feature the exhibition “Surveying Judy Chicago: Five Decades” through Sunday, May 11. The exhibit charts Chicago’s remarkable and ongoing career. Museum hours are from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Tuesdays through Saturdays, and from noon to 4 p.m. on Sundays. For more information, visit or www.palmermuseum. History/Genealogy — Learn about local history and genealogy with expert researchers at the Historical Museum and PA Room, 203 N. Allegheny St., Bellefonte. Hours are

Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Tuesdays and Thursdays from noon to 5 p.m. Call (814) 355-1516 or visit


Festival — The Penn State School of Theatre presents “Cultural Conversations,” a festival devoted to fostering and promoting new dance, visual and theatre pieces based on issues of local and global diversity. This year’s theme is “The Right to Remain Violent: Gun Control F/Or a New Civilization.” For information on specific events during the festival, visit Meeting — Centre County Triad will meet from 10 to 11 a.m. at 420 Holmes St., Bellefonte. This month’s speaker will be Dan Tancibok, 911 director, who will give a facilities tour and explanation. For more information, call (814) 238-2524 or (908) 902-3122. Story Time — Preschoolers can enjoy stories and songs at the Thursday story time from 10:30 to 10:50 a.m. at Discovery Space, 112 W. Foster Ave., Suite 1, State College. Story times are free with paid admission. Call (814) 2340200 or email Children’s Program — Preschoolers ages 3 to 5 can work on science-themed activities with “Science Adventures” from 11 to 11:30 a.m. at Discovery Space, 112 W. Foster Ave., Suite 1, State College. Today’s theme is “Testing Ideas.” Activities are free with paid admission. Call (814) 234-0200, email or visit Craft Class — The Centre County Library and Historical Museum will host “Hooks & Needles,” an adult craft class, from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at 200 Allegheny St., Bellefonte. Call (814) 355-1516 or visit Story Time — Holt Memorial Library will have preschool story time from 2 to 3 p.m. at 17 N. Front St., Philipsburg. Today’s theme is “Feel the Love.” Call (814) 3421987 or visit Children’s Program — The Centre County Library and Historical Museum will host its Lego club from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. at 200 Allegheny St., Bellefonte. Call (814) 355-1516 or visit Family Program — Holt Memorial Library will host “It’s Elementary,” a series of activities and presentations for elementary school students and their families, from 6 to 7 p.m. at 17 N. Front St., Philipsburg. Tonight’s theme is “Elementary Craft Night: Make a Unique Craft.” Call (814) 342-1987 or visit Embroidery Club — An embroidery club will meet from 6:30 to 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. Meeting — The Centre County Green Party will meet at 7:15 p.m. at Webster’s Bookstore Café, 133 E. Beaver Ave., State College. The group will discuss and make plans for the party’s annual convention in March. For more information, visit Concert — Live Nation presents Kanye West: The Yeezus Tour at 7:30 p.m. at the Bryce Jordan Center, University Park. Tickets can be purchased at the Bryce Jordan Center through,,, Bryce Jordan Center Ticket Office, Eisenhower Auditorium, Penn State Downtown Theatre or by calling (800) 745-3000.


Festival — The Penn State School of Theatre presents “Cultural Conversations,” a festival devoted to fostering and promoting new dance, visual and theatre pieces based on issues of local and global diversity. This year’s theme is “The Right to Remain Violent: Gun Control F/Or a New Civilization.” For information on specific events during the festival, visit Art Class — Brienne M. Brown will teach “The Wonderful World of Watercolor” from 9 a.m. to noon at the Bellefonte Art Museum, 133 N. Allegheny St., Bellefonte. For registration forms and a full list of 2014 art classes, visit Developmental Screenings — Strawberry Fields professionals will administer developmental screenings for children from 9:30 a.m. to noon at 200 N. Allegheny St.,

Bellefonte. 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) 2313076. Farmers’ Market — The Downtown State College Farmers’ Market will take place at 11:30 a.m. in the State College Municipal Building, 243 S. Allen St., State College. For more information, visit Film — “Casablanca” will play at 4 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. at The State Theatre, 130 W. College Ave., State College. Tickets can be purchased by calling (814) 272-0606 or visiting Dinner — Unitarian Fellowship will host a vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free dinner to benefit O-An Zendo Meditation Center from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at 780 Waupaleni Drive, State College. There will be live music by the Penn State Taiko Drummers, Central Pa. African Drumming Group and singers Richard Sleigh and Eric Farmer. For more information, visit Musical — Mount Nittany Middle School Drama Club presents “Cinderella” at 7:30 p.m. at 656 Brandywine Drive, State College. For more information, email


Festival — The Penn State School of Theatre presents “Cultural Conversations,” a festival devoted to fostering and promoting new dance, visual and theatre pieces based on issues of local and global diversity. This year’s theme is “The Right to Remain Violent: Gun Control F/Or a New Civilization.” For information on specific events during the festival, visit Event — The Centre County Knitters Guild will host “For the Love of Fiber,” where community members can learn about using fiber materials when knitting, weaving, spinning, crocheting and felting, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at General Potters Farm on Route 322, Spring Mills. For more information, visit Farmers’ Market — The Millheim Farmers’ Market will take place at 10 a.m. in the at the Old Gregg School, 106 School St., Spring Mills. For more information, visit www. Children’s Program — “World Stories Alive: Tales in Many Tongues” for children ages 3 to 8 and their families to learn about different languages and cultures will take place from 11 a.m. to noon at Schlow Centre Region Library, 211 S. Allen St., State College. This week’s language will be Hindi. For more information, visit Family Program — Holt Memorial Library will host “Saturday STEM,” where the whole family can try out numerous science experiments from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 17 N. Front St., Philipsburg. Call (814) 342-1987 or visit Games — Hone your strategy for the ancient game of “Go” from 1:30 to 5 p.m. in the Sun Room, Schlow Centre Region Library, 211 S. Allen St., State College. Call (814) 237-6236. Children’s Program — The Centre County Library and Historical Museum will host a “Teddy Bear Sleepover” from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at 200 Allegheny St., Bellefonte. This month, bring your favorite teddy bear or soft friend to What’s Happening, Page 26

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Page 26 What’s Happening, from page 25 enjoy “Monsters Inc.” After the movie, there will be stories and an opportunity to make a special picture frame. Your teddy or soft friend will be left at the library for the weekend to play with the others and can be picked up on Monday. Call (814) 355-1516 or visit Event — Centre Region Parks and Recreation presents puppeteer Adam Swartz and his interactive and family-friendly puppet show at 3:30 p.m. at the Millbrook Marsh Nature Center, 548 Puddintown Road, State College. For more information, visit or call (814) 231-3071. Games — Snow Shoe EMS will host bingo at 7 p.m. at 492 W. Sycamore St., Snow Shoe. Doors open at 5 p.m. Concert — Chiz Rider will play at 6 p.m. at Halfmoon Christian Fellowship Church, 1776 Halfmoon Valley Road, Port Matilda. Rider’s new show incorporates highimpact lighting with large screen video enhancement to glorify Christ, present gospel and encourage believers. For more information, call (814) 692-8727. Dance — The Turbotville Community Hall Corporation will host a public dance with food from 7 to 10 p.m. at 41 Church St., Turbotville. Funds raised will help restore the building. Call (570) 412-8087. Concert — Two-time Tony Award-winner Sutton Foster will perform show tunes and pop songs at 7:30 p.m. at Eisenhower Auditorium, University Park. Tickets can be purchased at the Bryce Jordan Center through,,, Bryce Jordan Center Ticket Office, Eisenhower Auditorium, Penn State Downtown Theatre or by calling (800) 745-3000. Musical — Mount Nittany Middle School Drama Club presents “Cinderella” at 7:30 p.m. at 656 Brandywine Drive, State College. For more information, email


Event — “SpikesFest,” the annual indoor winter carnival event, will take place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Penn State Indoor Multi-Sport Facility, University Park. This event is presented by Mount Nittany Health, 95.3 FM 3WZ and WTAJ and is designed to simulate the fun experience of a Spikes game in the winter. Family Activity — Participate in the “Block Party,” family fun with blocks and Legos, from 2 to 4 p.m. in the Downsbrough Community Room at Schlow Centre Region Library, 211 S. Allen St., State College. Playing with blocks can help support your child’s social and emotional, physical, cognitive and language development. For more information, contact the Children’s Department at (814) 235-7817. Performance — Saxophonist David Stambler and pianist Agatha Wang will perform classical works at 3 p.m. at Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Centre County, 780 Waupelani Drive Ext., State College. For more information, call (814) 237-7605 or visit Concert — JJ Grey and Mofro will play in “Blues Fest” with Miss Melanie and the Valley Rats at 7 p.m. at The State Theatre,

The Centre County Gazette 130 W. College Ave., State College. Tickets can be purchased by calling (814) 272-0606 or visiting Concert — Penn State School of Music’s trombone choir will perform at 8 p.m. in Esber Recital Hall, University Park. For more information, visit


Volunteering — Bellefonte Area Mission Central HUB will be open from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Trinity United Methodist Church, 128 W. Howard St., Bellefonte. Call (814) 355-9425. Exhibit — Penn State M.F.A. Graduate Thesis Exhibition 1 will take place at the Zoller Gallery, University Park. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, visit Story Time — The Centre County Library and Historical Museum will have toddler story time from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at 200 Allegheny St., Bellefonte. Today’s theme is “Miss Laura’s Favorites.” Call (814) 355-1516 or visit www.centrecounty Story Time — The Centre Hall Branch Library will have preschool story time from 10:30 to 11 a.m. at 109 W. Beryl St., Centre Hall. Today’s theme is “Love Your Pets.” Call (814) 364-2580 or visit www.centre 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 design their own heart animal, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Children’s Department, 211 S. Allen St., State College. For more information, call (814) 235-7817. Musical — Mount Nittany Middle School Drama Club presents “Cinderella” at 2 p.m. at 656 Brandywine Drive, State College. For more information, email Knitting Club — Holt Memorial Library will host “Knit Wits,” for beginner, experienced or intermediate knitters from 6 to 7 p.m. at 17 N. Front St., Philipsburg. Call (814) 342-1987 or visit www.centrecounty Knitting Club — A knitting club will meet from 6:30 to 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. Bingo — The State College Knights of Columbus will host bingo at 7 p.m. at 850 Stratford Drive, State College. Practice/Performance — The Nittany Knights will perform a capella 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 or email


Coffee Time — Bring a friend and savor that second cup of coffee and conversation from 9:30 to 11 a.m. in Fellowship Hall, Howard United Methodist Church, 144 W.


Saturday, February 22, 2014 • 7:30pm Eisenhower Auditorium Timothy Deighton, Viola ELGAR: Cockaigne Overture (In London Town), Op. 40 WALTON: Viola Concerto VAUGHAN WILLIAMS: Five Variants of Dives and Lazarus ELGAR: Enigma Variations, Op. 36 INDIVIDUAL TICKETS may be purchased for any Eisenhower Series concert by visiting or calling the Eisenhower Auditorium Box Office at (800) ARTS-TIX, or (814) 863-0255. Adult tickets: $24.00 each • Seniors(55+) tickets: $20.00 each • Student tickets: $5.00 each.


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Main St., Howard. Exhibit — Penn State M.F.A. Graduate Thesis Exhibition 1 will take place at the Zoller Gallery, University Park. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, visit Story Time — Holt Memorial Library will have a toddler story time from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at 17 N. Front St., Philipsburg. Call (814) 342-1987 or visit www.centre Event — Faith United Church of Christ will host “Project Serve: Literacy and Children’s Needs in the Centre Region” at noon in Romig Hall, 300 E. College Ave., State College. Guest speakers Connie Schulz (SCASD), Barbara Geist (Park Forest Day Nursery) and Merrill David (Global Connections) will discuss the topic. For more information, visit Story Time — The Centre County Library and Historical Museum will have preschool story time from 1:30 to 2 p.m. at 200 Allegheny St., Bellefonte. Today’s theme is “Story time favorites.” Call (814) 355-1516 or visit www.centrecounty Farmer’s Market — The Boalsburg Farmer’s Market will take place from 2 to 6 p.m. in St. John’s United Church of Christ, 218 N. Church St., Boalsburg. Vendor products include greens and root vegetables, meats, dairy items, breads and apples. Lecture — The Palmer Museum of Art, Penn State School of Visual Arts, Institute for the Arts and Humanities, Asian Studies Program and Department of English present “A Sense of Place” with Julian Stair, artist and visiting professor of ceramics and theory, Camberwell College of Arts, at 4:30 p.m. at the Palmer Museum of Art, University Park. For more information, visit www. Yoga Class — A gentle yoga class will take place from 5 to 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 kathieb1@ Book Club — Mother and Daughter Book Club will take place from 6 to 7 p.m. in the Children’s Activity Room at Schlow Centre Region Library, 211 S. Allen St., State College. The book to be discussed this month is “The Tale of Despereaux” by Kate DiCamillo. For more information, contact the Children’s Department at (814) 235-7817. Meeting — The Centre County Planning Commission will have its monthly meeting at 6 p.m. in Room 146 of the Willowbank Office Building, 420 Holmes St., Bellefonte. For more information, visit www.centre Yoga Class — A basics level yoga class will take place from 6:30 to 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 Book Club — Join the Evening Book Discussion Group at 6:30 p.m. in the Sun Room at Schlow Centre Region Library, 211 S. Allen St., State College. The book to be discussed this month is “The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind” by William Kamkwamba. For more information, visit www. Meeting — The Bellefonte Garden Club will meet and have a potluck dinner at 6:30 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church’s Fellowship Hall, 203 N. Spring St., Bellefonte. The meeting will cover information about adding vegetable varieties to your diet and using drip irrigation for your plants. Those attending must bring a covered dish to share. Event — Geisinger-Lewistown Hospital Care & Share cancer support group will host “Living Heart-Healthy for Life” from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at 400 Highland Ave., Lewistown. To make a reservation, call (717) 242-7142. 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. Meeting — Bellefonte Area School District Board of School Directors will meet at 7 p.m. in the cafeteria of Bellefonte Area Middle School, 100 N. School St., Belle-

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Exhibit — Penn State M.F.A. Graduate Thesis Exhibition 1 will take place at the Zoller Gallery, University Park. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, visit Story Time — The Centre County Library and Historical Museum will have baby book time from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at 200 Allegheny St., Bellefonte. Book themes will vary throughout February. Call (814) 355-1516 or visit www.centrecounty Story Time — The Centre County Library and Historical Museum will have preschool story time from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at 200 Allegheny St., Bellefonte. Today’s theme is “Story Time Favorites.” Call (814) 355-1516 or visit www.centrecounty Story Time — Holt Memorial Library will have preschool story time from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at 17 N. Front St., Philipsburg. Today’s theme is “Who Loves You?” Call (814) 342-1987 or visit www.centrecounty Children’s Program — Children ages 6 months to 2 years can explore science through books and movement during “Baby Explorers” from 10:30 to 11 a.m. at Discovery Space, 112 W. Foster Ave., Suite 1, State College. Activities are free with paid admission. Call (814) 234-0200, email or visit www. 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. Lecture — Penn State’s student chapter of the National Association of Teachers of Singing presents “Songs By, For, and About Women” at 12:10 p.m. at the Palmer Museum of Art, University Park. For more information, visit www.palmermuseum. Volunteering — Bellefonte Area Mission Central HUB will be open from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Trinity United Methodist Church, 128 W. Howard St., Bellefonte. Call (814) 355-9425. Parent’s Program — Connie Schulz, SCASD family outreach specialist, along with community resource guides, will talk to parents during “Tuning Into Kids” about how to manage and prevent tantrums and meltdowns, noon to 1:30 p.m. at Schlow Centre Region Library, 211 S. Allen St., State College. Registration at least one week in advance is required and can be done by visiting communityed or calling (814) 231-1070. Childcare will also be available, but must be reserved by calling the Children’s Department at (814) 235-7817 at least one week prior to the program. Children’s Program — The Centre Hall Branch Library will host an after school science club from 3 to 3:30 p.m. and 3:45 to 4:15 p.m. at 109 W. Beryl St., Centre Hall. Today’s theme is “Blood.” Call (814) 3642580 or visit Event — Centre Region Parks and Recreation presents an after school drama camp where kids can learn about Shakespeare from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Fairmount Avenue Elementary School, 411 S. Fraser St., State College. For more information, visit or call (814) 231-3071. Class — Sean Bodley will teach “Exploration of Illustration” from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at the Bellefonte Art Museum, 133 N. Allegheny St., Bellefonte. For registration forms and a full list of 2014 art classes, visit www. Workshop — South Hills School of Business & Technology will have a FAFSA workshop from 6 to 8 p.m. at each of its three locations: 480 Waupelani Drive, State College; 541 58th St., Altoona; and 124 E. Market St., Lewistown. The workshop is designed to help those applying for college fill out FAFSA to determine eligibility for scholarships, grants and student loans. For more information, visit www.southhills. edu or call (888) 282-7427. Zumba — New Hope United Methodist Church will sponsor a free Zumba class at 6 p.m. at the church, 1089 E. College Ave., Bellefonte. Call Amanda at (814) 321-4528. Group Meeting — Celebrate Recovery will meet from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Christ Community Church, 200 Ellis Place, State College. The group uses the “Eight Recovery Principles” with a 12-step approach to help members cope with life’s troubles. For more information, visit or call (814) 234-0711. — 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 meet the first Friday at 1 p.m. and second Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. of every month in the Mount Nittany Dining Room at The Inn at Brookline, 1930 Cliffside Drive, State College. Contact Anne at (814) 234–3141 or or Janie at (814) 235–2000 or for 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 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 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 Jeff Steiner at (814) 3593233 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 stand Brain Injury Support Group meets at 7 p.m. the second Tuesday of every month at HealthSouth Nittany Valley Rehabilitation Hospital, 550 E. College Ave., Pleasant Gap. Call Sharon Poorman, nurse manager, at (814) 359–3421. There will be no meetings in January and February. Breast Cancer Support Group meets from 5:30–7 p.m. the first Monday of every month in the ground floor conference rooms, Mount Nittany Medical Center, 1800 E. Park Ave., State College. If the first Monday of the month is a holiday, the meeting will be held on the second Monday of the month. Call Cheri at (814) 231–7005. The Caregivers Support Group of the Cancer Survivors’ Association meets at 10:30 a.m. the first Monday of the month in Conference Room 6, Mount Nittany Medical Center, 1800 E. Park Ave., State College. Catholic Daughters of the Americas social begins at 6:30 p.m. and meets at 7 p.m. the first Thursday of every month at St. John’s Catholic School auditorium, 134 E. Bishop St., Bellefonte. Call (814) 355–7730 or email

Central Pennsylvania Holistic Wellness Group will meet to share and learn about many methods and techniques to support a holistic, homeopathic and spiritual lifestyle from 6:30–8 p.m. the second Wednesday of each month at the Inspired Holistic Wellness, 107 S. Spring St., Bellefonte. Call (814) 883–0957 or visit–pa–holistic–wellnessgroup. The Centre County Down Syndrome Society meets from 7–9 p.m. on the second Thursday of the month in the offices at 111 Sowers St., Suite 504, in State College. Email ccdssociety@gmail. com or visit The Centre County Green Party meets at 7:15 p.m. on the second Thursday 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:–region– wargaming–and–miniatures–group. The Compassionate Friends Group meets from 7–8:30 p.m. the second Monday of each month at New Hope, 1089 E. College Ave., Bellefonte. TCF is a national nonprofit support organization offering understanding, friendship and hope to families following the death of a child of any age, from any cause. Contact Peg Herbstritt at (814) 574–5997 or email FHA Center for Weight Management and Nutrition hosts a bariatric surgery support group from 6–7 p.m. the third Thursday of each month in Classroom 4, Lewistown Hospital, 400 Highland Ave., Lewistown. Sessions are moderated by Virginia M. Wray. Call (717) 242–7099 or visit Girls of Bald Eagle Area High School Class of 1961 meets at 11:30 a.m. the second Tuesday of each month at the Mt. Valley Diner, 850 S. Eagle Valley Road, Wingate. Call (814) 355–3686. Halfmoon Garden Club meets at 1 p.m. the first Thursday of the month. Membership is open to Halfmoon Township residents. Contact Barbara Fleischer by phone at (814) 693–0188 or by email at; or contact Lori Clayton by phone at (814) 692–8077 or by email at Halfmoon Grange No. 290 meets at 7:30 p.m. the first Monday of every month at the Grange Hall in Centennia. Call Diane at (814) 692–4580. Hearing Loss Association of America meets at 7 p.m. the second Monday of each month at Foxdale, 500 E. Marylyn Ave., State College. Learn the latest technology available for hearing loss. Heart Failure Support Group will meet at 4 p.m. the fourth Monday of every month at HealthSouth Nittany Valley Rehabilitation Hospital, 550 E. College Ave., Pleasant Gap. Call Traci Curtorillo, nurse manager, at (814) 359–3421. Heritage Museum Board meets at 7 p.m. the second Thursday of the month at the Boalsburg Municipal Building, Main Street, Boalsburg. Call Dr. Pete Ferretti at (814) 574–0939 or email 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 www.nittany Keystone Guild of the Watchmakers Association of Pa. meets at 1 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month at Bull Pen Restaurant, Washington Avenue at First Street, Tyrone. Call George at (814) 238–1668. Ladies Grief Support Group meets at 2 p.m. every second and fourth Tuesday at Living Faith Church, 113 Sunset Acres, Milesburg. Call Hazel at (814) 387–4952. Marion Grange 223 meets at 7 p.m. the second Thursday of every month at the Jacksonville Grange Hall. For more information, call Brenda at (814) 383–2796. The Milesburg Lions Club meets at 7 p.m. the first and third Tuesday of every month at Milesburg Center across from Uni– Mart. 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) 355–3557. Nittany Leatherneck Detachment meets from 7:30–9 p.m. at the Bellefonte Elks Club on the second Tuesday of every month, January through October. All Marines and F.M.F. corpsmen are welcome.

Nittany Valley Model Railroad Club meets at 7 p.m. Tuesdays at Old Gregg School, Room 1A, 106 School St., Spring Mills. Call Fred at (814) 422–7667. Nittany Mineral Society will hold a social at 6:30 p.m. and meet at 7:30 p.m. the third Wednesday of each month in Room 116, Auditorium of the Earth and Engineering Sciences Building, University Park. Call (814) 867–6263 or visit 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 or visit www.visitnittany 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 Thursday 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.statecollegeweaversguild.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) 237– 5220 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. The Survivors’ Support Group of the Cancer Survivors’ Association meets at 11:30 a.m. the third Monday of the month in Conference Room 3, Mount Nittany Medical Center, 1800 E. Park Ave., State College. TOPS, Take Off Pounds Sensibly, will meet at 6:20 p.m. every Tuesday at the American Legion, 2928 Penns Valley Pike, Centre Hall. Weigh–in will be held from 5:30–6:20 p.m. Call Aurelia Confer at (814) 574–1747. TOPS, Take Off Pounds Sensibly, PA 473 support group meets at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday in the conference room of Windsong Apartments at Brookline, 1950 Cliffside Drive, State College. Call Jane Wettstone at (814) 404–1689. TRIAD, a public safety group for senior citizens, meets each second Thursday in various locations. Call Dick Kustin at (814) 238-2524 or Don Hohner at (908) 902-3122. Trout Unlimited, a nonprofit conservation organization, meets at 7:30 p.m. every first Thursday at Comfort Suites Hotel, 132 Village Drive, State College. Walker Grange #2007 meets the second Tuesday of every month at 7 p.m. at the Walker Township Building, 816 Nittany Valley Drive, Bellefonte. Weight Loss Challenge meets at 6 p.m. Tuesdays at the Park Forest Baptist Church, 3030 Carnegie Drive, State College. Membership fee is $35. Contact Darlene Foster at (814) 238–8739 or rdf55@ WiNGs, the Women’s Network Group for women entrepreneurs, has a social from 8–8:30 a.m. and meets from 8:30–10:30 a.m., the third Wednesday of every month at the Patton Township conference room, 100 Patton Plaza, State College. Email member 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@ — Compiled by Gazette staff

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Former HealthSouth CFO delivers ethics lecture

UNIVERSITY PARK — Last month, a former chief financial officer who spent three months in federal prison for fraud spoke to Penn State Smeal College of Business students about his ethical mistakes. As part of the G. Albert Shoemaker Lecture Series, Aaron Beam, former CFO of HealthSouth Corp., described for students the series of events that left him pleading guilty to criminal charges in the early 2000s. On this visit to Penn State — Beam’s fifth since beginning his speaking career — he spoke to a group of Penn State Smeal MBA students as well as undergrads enrolled in the “Business, Ethics and Society” class. Beam’s message during the evening presentation to undergraduates was that “if you get involved in a work environment where cheating is okay, your tolerance for that kind of behavior will increase.” What started for Beam as a few bad accounting practices led to falsifying numbers in order to meet investor expectations. “I should have had the courage to stand up and say no,” he told students.

The fraud took its toll on Beam; despite never speaking up about HealthSouth’s missteps, he retired from the company in 1997. It was nearly six years after his retirement that news of the $2 billion HealthSouth scandal broke, but Beam and each CFO after him were held accountable for their actions. Today, Beam talks to business students all over the country about learning how to behave ethically. “You have to train people how to be ethical,” he said. “Business students need to be trained to deal with the ethical dangers they will face.” More information on Aaron Beam can be found on his website, His book, “HealthSouth: The Wagon to Disaster,” was published in 2009. The Shoemaker Lecture is the centerpiece of the Shoemaker Program in Business Ethics, established in 1985 through a $100,000 gift from the late G. Albert Shoemaker and his wife, Mercedes, to support ethics education at Smeal.


CBICC welcomes two new affiliates to Business Incubator Program


THE GARMAN THEATRE and Hotel DoDe have been razed and work at the site is continuing. Once the rubble is hauled away, developer Ara Kervandjian plans to begin to build a workforce housing apartment building at the site. He has not announced a timetable for his project and is waiting for possible government funding.

New online master’s degree focuses on organization improvement By KEVIN SILMAN Special to The Gazette

UNIVERSITY PARK — The Penn State College of Education is partnering with Penn State World Campus in 2014 to offer a new Master of Professional Studies degree in organization development and change (OD&C). The 33-credit master’s degree program is aimed toward professionals in fields such as talent management, corporate development and performance improvement in government, nonprofit organizations and industry. Classes are planned to start in summer of 2014. Taking advantage of the worldclass delivery system that World Campus offers, the program will include on-demand viewing for classes, interactive online forums with classmates, and courses taught by highly respected faculty members who are experts in their fields. In addition, World Campus program delivery provides flexibility for individuals who are working full time

as well as access for individuals who are living throughout the world. Organization development is about improving how people work together effectively to achieve desired results. According to William Rothwell, professor of education and lead faculty of the program, individuals with a skill set in organization development are more qualified at dealing with human implications of change. “Students should be interested in organization development because the world is changing faster and faster,” said Rothwell. “Some business leaders say that the key skill for business leaders in the future is the ability to manage change. This program gives students the way to do that.” The program will have an international focus, ensuring that students are exposed to global issues and the way change is occurring around the world. The program will also emphasize the importance of technology in facilitating change. “Companies want people to be

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AS PART OF his January visit to Penn State, Aaron Beam spoke to a group of Penn State Smeal MBA students as well as undergraduates enrolled in the “Business, Ethics and Society” class.

able to work together virtually in teams across the globe,” said Wesley Donahue, associate professor and program coordinator. “This program will help people gain these skills.” Courses offered will help students improve the vital skill sets necessary to succeed as an OD&C specialist, including diagnosing and evaluating needs, effectively communicating with others, engaging people during consultations, project management and more. Students in the OD&C program will also have the opportunity to build portfolios and showcase their work samples with prospective employers. “Organizations need to be innovative to survive. They need to be looking ahead,” said Donahue. “How do they do that? Someone needs to facilitate that process, or it is not going to happen. A person with OD&C skills and competencies will be able to help facilitate initiatives to maximize organizational effectiveness or perhaps initiatives that lead to the next big idea.”

STATE COLLEGE — The Chamber of Business and Industry of Centre County welcomed two new affiliate companies — Atoptix LLC and Maze Diode LLC — to its Business Incubator Program. CBICC’s incubator program allows start-up technology firms to move through the early high-risk phase of development within a business-friendly environment. The program provides business mentorship; access to financing and technical assistance; common support services, including mailing and office machines; an address at Innovation Park; and first-class space at reasonable cost with flexible cancellation terms. “Helping to turn cutting-edge research and development into viable business propositions is central to CBICC’s economic development mission,” CBICC president and CEO Vern Squier said. “Providing a nurturing environment at the various stages of business growth increases the chances of business success. We are pleased to be able to provide assistance to two more promising entrepreneurs as they work to get their businesses off the ground.” Atoptix LLC is developing a patented optical technology that replaces bench top spectroscopy equipment with a miniaturized, hand-held device. Maze Diode LLC is designing and manufacturing LED lighting systems. CBICC’s Business Incubator Program is housed in two facilities: the Technology Center at Innovation Park, where the affiliate member program is offered and which also houses a full complement of Penn State Technology Development services and programs; and the Zetachron facility, which provides a laboratory and office environment for early-stage life sciences, biotechnology and chemistry firms. Both incubators are located in a Keystone Innovation Zone. Companies operating in the incubators and meeting program eligibility could be awarded up to $100,000 annually in tax credits through the KIZ Tax Credit Program.

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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.


Bede Portz and Anna H. Portz to Evan Edwards and Kathleen M. Edwards, 213 N. Thomas St., Bellefonte, $164,900.


Berks Construction Company Inc. and Berks Homes to Douglas L. Nelson and Victoria L. Nelson, 314 Aster Ave., Bellefonte, $330,218.96. Centre County Industrial Development Corporation to Bellefonte-State College I-99 LLC, Penntech Drive, Bellefonte, $2,710,120. Centre County Industrial Development Corporation to Benner Commerce Park Owners Association, Penntech Drive, Bellefonte, $1. Centre County Industrial Development Corporation to Young Men’s Christian Association of Centre County, Industrial Drive, Bellefonte, $300,000. Mark D. Maney and Megan K. Maney to Jason R. Stetson, 164 Dorchester Lane, Bellefonte, $191,500. Barry McMurtrie and Mary Alice McMurtrie TO Barry McMurtrie and Mary Alice McMurtrie, 170 Longwood Lane, Bellefonte, $1.

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Dana S. Can Cise and Ann M. Van Cise to Jeromy N. Knepp and Laureen M. Knepp, 974 S. Eagle Valley Road, Bellefonte, $151,550.


Eugene C. Seybold and Susan M. Seybold to Larry T. Moore and Janet C. Moore, 149 Sycamore Drive, Karthaus, $20,000.


W. Channing Nicholas estate and Lori A. Gravish executrix to Medhat Aziz, 1224 E. Branch Road, State College, $177,000. Violet C. Taylor estate and Estelle L. Taylor executrix to Estelle L. Taylor, 100 Jefferson Ave., Apt. 127, State College, $1.


Henry C. Gaylor, Henry Charles Gaylor, Christine Ann Gaylor, Christine Ann Williams, Eric Charles Gaylor and Lauren Elizabeth Newton to Henry C. Gaylor, Henry Charles Gaylor, Christine Ann Williams and Lauren Elizabeth Newton, 3126 Sheffield Road, State College, $1. Russell A. Knight and Georgiann M. Knight to Benjamin E. Henderson, 143 S. Kirk St., Pine Grove Mills, $160,000. Masaya Matsui and Susan S. Matsui to Adrian J. Martin and Donna L. Martin, 750 Dry Hollow Road, Warriors Mark, $425,000. George Pytel, Lydia B. Walker and Daniel G. Pytel to George Pytel, Lydia B. Walker and Daniel G. Pytel, 124 Deepwood Drive, State College.


Michael C. Garis by sheriff and Karen S. Garis by sheriff to Christiana Trust, 145 Tattletown Road, Aaronsburg, $16,384.72.


Nathan D. Bayletts and Kathryn L. Bayletts to Nathan D. Bayletts, 1902 Bayletts Lane, State College, $1. Arlene L. Lingle to Carl A. Lingle II, Bruce C. Lingle, Bryan L. Lingle and Jacqueline Lingle, 1551 Linden Hall Road, Boalsburg, $1.


Valerie R. Dando estates, Janet R. Jones co-administer and Gayle A. Flick co-administer to Devin J. Witherite, 1201 Julian St., Julian, $121,900. Valerie R. Dando estates, Janet R. Jones co-administer and Gayle A. Flick co-administer to Gayle A. Flick, 1205 Julian St., Julian, $1. Gayle A. Flick to Gayle A. Flick and Robert G. Flick, 1205 Julian St., Julian, $1.


Donald L. Kitchen and Prachoom Kitchen to Gary J. Kitchen, 141 Beach St., Blanchard, $1.


Joan L. Catherman by sheriff to Wells Fargo Bank, 241 Sandy Lane, Bellefonte, $8,766.44.


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Philip T. Ramish, Barry McMurtrie and Mary Alice McMurtrie to Philip T. Ramish, 2308 Purdue Mountain Road, Bellefonte, $1,000. Ronald G. Woodring, Geraldine Woodring, Angela E. Mitstifer, Michael Mitstifer, Kristen M. Messner and Joshua A. Messner to Brandon S. Fomich and Lindsey R. Abersold, 165 Dorchester Lane, Bellefonte, $179,900. Village of Nittany Glen LP to David M. Coffey and Deborah M. Coffey, 131 Marshall Blvd., State College, $25,000.


Donald A. Grove and Theresa L. Grove to Donald A. Grove and Theresa L. Grove, 2695 Earlystown Road, Centre Hall, $1. Donald A. Grove and Theresa L. Grove to Theresa L. Grove, Earlystown Road, Centre Hall, $1. Theresa L. Grove to Donald A. Grove and Theresa L. Grove, Earlystown Road, Centre Hall, $1. Richard Hocking estate and Jonathan Hocking executor to Jonathan Hocking, U.S. 144, Centre Hall, $1. Harold G. & Virginia C. Homan Revocable Living Trust, Virginia C. Homan trustee and Harold G. Homan trustee to Virginia C. Homan and Harold D. Homan, 2045 General Potter Highway, Centre Hall, $1. Arthur E. Pringle III and Anne N. Pringle to J. Christopher Henry and Carolyn S. Henry, 558 Sinking Creek Road, Spring Mills, $887,500.


William Appleton to David S. Lykens, U.S. 220, Port Matilda, $14,000. Ronald L. Walk to Clinton S. Clouse, 607 Beckwith Road, Port Matilda, $48,000.


Thomas Harris, Thomas A. Harris, Susan Harris and Susan Pritchard-Harris to Shelia A. Reed, 203 Oakwood Drive, Philipsburg, $1. Majeski Family Revocable Trust to Veronica McCaffrey trustee, Veronica McCaffrey and Ernest D. Majeski, 430 Chestnut St., Munson, $1. Elliot D. Stein Revocable Living Trust, Elliot D. Stein trustee and CNB Bank to Whispering Oaks Real Estate Venture LLC, Coaldale Road, Philipsburg, $1.


Alan Brink by sheriff and Jessica Vaughn by sheriff to Wells Fargo Bank, 2004 Clarence Road, Clarence, $4,020.98.


K. Cyril Eminhizer estate, Cyril Eminhizer estate, Deborah K. Frazier executrix and Cy K. Eminhizer Sr. executrix to Witherite Property Management Inc., Bigler Ave., Pleasant Gap, $18,000. Koltay Homes Inc. to Kenneth G. Burzynski and Shirley A. Burzynski, 138 Rosewood Cove, Bellefonte, $219,000. Dennis K. Rallis to Erin G. O’Leary, 121 W. College Ave., Pleasant Gap, $1. Shawn J. Smith and Kelly J. Smith to Ryan V. Smith and Tasha C. Smith, 124 Obsidian Court, Bellefonte, $264,900. J. Allen Witherite II and Tara R. Witherite to Justin A. R. Witherite, 191 Thomas Lane, Pleasant Gap, $175,000.


Harry A. Kauffman and Susan J. Kauffman to Scott L. Tarriff and Marsha L. Tarriff, 1014 N. Glenn Circle, State College, $490,000. Curtis W. Kunes and Jacquelyn S. Kunes to Mark D. Karch, Amy L. Karch and Bradley W. Karch, 227 E. Prospect Ave., State College, $1. Guy L. Leroy to Cindy B. Herbst, 1221 William St., State College, $270,000. J. A. Toto and Antonette R. Toto to SFG Real Estate, 803 Old Boalsburg Road, State College, $1,100,000.


Michelle S. Irvin to Vincent M. Perry, 612 Hannah Hill, Port Matilda, $23,000. Vincent M. Perry and Danielle N. Perry to Vincent M. Perry and Danielle N. Perry, 612 Hannah Hill, Port Matilda, $1.


David L. Foose and Erika L. Foose to Amr S. Elnashai and Noha Elanashai, 110 Picadilly Road, Port Matilda, $643,500.

Eagle Creek LLC to KC Development Group LLC, $39,900. Kenneth A. Hall and Larie L. Hall to Kenneth A. Hall, 1595 Hall Road, Julian, $1. Gregory A. Resides to Terrence L. Riley and Linda M. Riley, 128 McClincy Road, Bellefonte, $157,400.




Federal National Mortgage Association and Fannie Mae to Cynthia E. Robinson, 148 Mountain Lodge Lane, Spring Mills, $210,000.


Rodney P. Graham Jr. by sheriff to U.S. Bank, 15 N. Sixth St., Philipsburg, $3,554.36.

Russell J. Gutch Jr. and Barbara Ann Gutch to Rick J. Shawley and Susan L. Shawley, 248 Nittany Valley Drive, Bellefonte, $215,000. George F. Salvaterra to George F. Salvaterra and Barbara M. Salvaterra, 629 Nilson Road, Bellefonte, $1. — Compiled by Gazette staff

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The Central PA Institute of Science and Technology Joint Operating Committee is soliciting bids for the following items: CDL Power Unit-. Sealed bids, clearly marked as equipment bids, will be accepted in the Business Office until 12:00 PM prevailing time on Friday, February 21, 2014. The JOC reserves the right to accept or reject any or all bids. Specifications are available at the School at 540 North Harrison Road, Pleasant Gap, PA (Business hours are 8:00 am – 4:00 pm), by calling CPI’s Director of Business and Development at (814)359-2793, or by visiting www.cpi. edu (specifications are located in the What’s Happening Section).

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Dirtbusters Professional Carpet Cleaners FAMILY OWNED FOR 24 YEARS (814) 696‑1601 2014 Specials are as following: 1 room‑ $40 2 rooms of carpet cleaning‑ $59.90 2 room/steps/hall‑ $89.95 5area special‑ $139.95 Call for special/work guarantee (814) 696‑1601

HOUSE CLEANING FOR YOU I am willing to clean your home, office or business at your convenience! Willing to do most all general cleaning. Call (814) 933‑9087 The Mommy Shoppe is a place where parents can clothe their children for free/yard sale pricing. Open monthly on the 3rd Saturday 10‑2 & following Mon 6‑8 Houserville UMC 1320 Houserville Rd, themommyshoppe (814) 499‑2287


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The Board of Education of the Bellefonte Area School District is seeking bids for the following: General Supplies (school and office); Art Supplies, Custodial Supplies, Physical Education Supplies, Health Room Supplies, Athletic Training Supplies, Band & Music Supplies, Lumber and Accessories and Science Supplies. The bid must conform to the description and specifications requested. Specifications may be obtained by contacting: Judy Ripka Bid Coordinator Bellefonte Area School District 318 N. Allegheny St., Bellefonte, PA 16823-1613 Telephone: 814-355-4814 x3012 e-mail:

Flexible Part-time Caregiver Positions Available Are you a caring, compassionate individual who would like to help older adults? Adult Transitional Care currently has parttime caregiver and companion positions available in Centre County. Flexible hours to suit your schedule. Adult Transitional Care’s mission is to help adults regain independence and enable them to be happy in the comfort of their home. Experience preferred but we are willing to train the right person for the job. If you would like to join this amazing team, please contact (814) 954-2821 or e-mail conniec@ adulttransitionalcare. com. Please visit our website at www. adulttransitionalcare. com.

Bids will be received in the Business Office until 2:00pm on Thursday, March 20, 2014 at the above address. Bids will be opened Friday, March 21, 2014 @ 9:00am. The school district reserves the right to accept or reject any or all bids/proposal, and to place orders that are In the best interest of the school district.





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Are you a mature individual with a great sense of humor, interested in working with the senior population a few days a week to a few days per month? If so, the Senior Daily Living Program in State College, part of Allegheny Lutheran Social Ministries, has an immediate opening for an occasional activities assistant. High school diploma or equivalent; current drivers license. Responsibilities include personal care of clients and assisting with activities. Submit resumes to Human Resources, 915 Hickory St., Hollidaysburg, PA 16648 or apply online at EOE


COUNTRY 5 min. from town. This 3 bdrn home sits on 1/2 acre with open living room, dining room, and kitchen. Three car garage. Bellefonte area. Asking $250,000 firm. Ph. 814.222.3331.

FIREWOOD Barkless Oak For Sale $150.00 Cut To 17.5” FREE DELIVERY . within 15 miles of Centre Hall CALL 814‑364‑2007


Seasoned, Barkless, Oak Firewood. Cut to your length, split, & delivered. We sell our firewood year round. Dont hesitate to call. CALL NOW Matthew R. Walk (814)937‑3206

DESK: oak, roll top, 51”w x 51”h x 32”d. $600 Entertainment Center: 57 1/4”L, 56”H, 20”W, 2 drawers & 2 shelves on left. 27 1/2” W x 29 1/4” H TV opening. Call (814) 486‑3262 METAL DESK: w/ 6 drawers. $20 Call (814) 360‑0301 SHOWTIME Rotisserie and BBQ machine. Will do 4 chickens at one time. New in box $125 Call (814) 486‑3262 TABLE/DESK: Spectra Wood, 60”x30” $75 Call (814) 826‑2457 TV CABINET: cherry wood, 98” wide, w/ 2 side sections. $400 Call (814) 826‑2457

TREADMILL: Manuel, good condition, it works. $50. (814) 933‑6860

COMIC BOOK SALE $10 We have a ton of great comics for sale with a wide variety to choose from. Batman, Super‑ man, X‑Men, You name it. Great Prices Too. Check us out at http://botropolis. NIKON Camera coolax s4, 10x zoom, 40x digital, like new, in box $75 (814) 359‑2596 RECOIL reducer bench: rest & vise for rifle $100 Call (814) 486‑3262

Some ads featured on RED oak boards. rough cut clear. 3 pieces 1 x 17 x 75. 3 pieces 1 x 15 x 45 12 smaller pieces. $90 for all. Call (814) 359‑2596 SHARK floor steamer, Like new $35. Rainbow Sweeper $50 Call (814) 826‑2457 SNOW FENCING: roll of 50ft $20, 70ft K‑type steel gutter w/ downspout. $40 7x9x8 1/2ft timber $10 Emporium. 814‑486‑3262 WINDOWS: (2) 28x26 $10, (4) aluminum 28x50 $20, (2) storm windows, 51 1/4 x 55 1/2 $10/ea. Call (814) 486‑3262 WINDOWS: steel frame windows (3) 31x21” (1) 33 3/4 x23” $5/ea. Empo‑ rium. Call (814) 486‑3262

GIRL’S w/ 16” wheels. $20 Call (814) 486‑3262

BAMBOO fishing rods: (2) 3 pcs. unknown make $50 each Call (814) 486‑3262

WANTED: All motorcy‑ cles before 1980, running or not. Free pickup. Top cash paid. (315) 569‑8094

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