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The Gazette’s special section includes everything seniors need to know about health and wellness during their golden years. Take a closer look at eating healthy, staying active and what area senior centers have to offer./Pages 17-24

February 20-26, 2014

Volume 6, Issue 8


Barron introduced as new PSU president By JENNIFER MILLER

UNIVERSITY PARK — The man who will be Penn State University’s 18th president addressed many issues facing the university community this week. Eric Barron, who currently serves as president at Florida State University, gave remarks before the Board of Trustees after the board unanimously agreed to hire Barron at a special public meeting at the Penn Stater Conference Center on Monday. Barron also answered questions from the news media during a press conference immediately after the vote. Barron joins Penn State at a time when tensions are high among alumni and the board of trustees and as the university’s reputation is on the line — all stemming from the child abuse sex scandal involving former football coach Jerry Sandusky. Barron also joins Penn State as former President Graham Spanier, former Athletic Director Tim Curley, and retired Senior Vice President for Finance and Business Gary Schultz face multiple criminal

charges, including perjury and failing to report child abuse related to Sandusky. Barron has experience leading a university under scrutiny related to a rape allegation involving an FSU football player. Barron said he can bring what he learned through that process to Penn State, including possessing a commitment to due process, making an effort to protect all students, and being a president who “doesn’t stand up and pick sides.” In the case of FSU quarterback Jameis Winston, Barron said the story played out in the press before authorities completed their criminal investigation. “It’s incredibly important that an institution follow due process, let the police and district attorney do their jobs, and if it goes to that point, the courts, let them do their jobs and respect that,” Barron said. “I have an obligation to protect all of our students and to not choose sides. ... We have to let those people ... do their jobs.” Barron, Page 6


NEW LEADER: Eric Barron, left, answers questions from the media after he was unanimously voted in to become the university’s 18th president on Monday at the Penn State Conference Center Hotel.

Students gear up for THON weekend


Spruce Creek Bakery celebrates anniversary


UNIVERSITY PARK — This weekend, 708 Penn State students will live on the floor of the Bryce Jordan Center. They won’t sit, lie down or sleep for 46 hours. Instead, they will dance — dance to help find a cure for pediatric cancer. At 6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 21, THON 2014: Redefine the Possibilities will begin. Dancers from Penn State’s Greek Life, various clubs, special interest organizations and campuses will join together with one goal in mind — providing outstanding emotional and financial support to the children, families, researchers and staff of the Four Diamonds Fund.


WHO: Those interested in learning more about and supporting the mission of THON WHAT: THON 2014: Redefine the Possibilities WHERE: Bryce Jordan Center WHEN: Fri. Feb. 21-Sun. Feb. 23 WHY: To provide outstanding emotional and financial support to the children, families, researchers, and staff of the Four Diamonds Fund Lily Beatty, public relations captain, said providing this support is one of the many reasons she first became involved with THON. Though she had first heard of the fundraiser from her older siblings who had attended Penn State, being involved with the Morale Committee during her Thon, Page 4

INSIDE: Penn State seniors Morgan Hill and Kelsey Thompson reflect on their final THON Page 8. A look at THON’s amazing history. Page 9. Opinion ............................ 7 THON ............................. 8, 9



HELPING HAND: Hearts for the Homeless, a daytime shelter for the homeless in Centre County, recently opened its doors. From left, volunteer Janie Brown, Georgia and volunteer Nancy Reinert.

Hearts for the Homeless hopes to fill void in county By CHRIS MORELLI

STATE COLLEGE — For the homeless living in Centre County, finding shelter at night hasn’t been a problem. During the day? Now that’s a different story. Ginny Poorman recognized the need and started Hearts for the Homeless, a new daytime homeless shelter located in downtown State College. “There’s such a huge need in the State College area,” said Poorman, who carries the titles of founder and director. “There’s nowhere to go during the day. It’s pretty bad, especially with the type of winter we’ve had. There are people with frostbite damage on their face … it’s just a terrible time to be stuck outside.” Hearts for the Homeless is located at 100 Fraser St., or as Poorman put it, “we’re basically in the basement of Dunkin’ Donuts.” The facility is open every day from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., but that will change as more volunteers get involved, Poorman said. Hearts for the Homeless has been open a little over a week now. Poorman

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said that the response from the community has been wonderful. “We kind of did what I’d call a ‘soft launch’ for our first week to see how everything went before we did a big open house. We’re pretty excited for everyone to see what’s going on down there,” Poorman said. During the first week, Poorman said that many homeless took advantage of the space. Some stopped to warm up, others for a hot cup of coffee. Georgia, a 49-year-old woman originally from the Lock Haven area, is homeless. She called Hearts for the Homeless “a blessing.” “I love it,” Georgia said with a smile. “They’ve helped me with my laundry, there are hot meals, I can take a nap, they bought me boots that I needed. They just go the extra mile. They’re just wonderful people.” Hearts for the Homeless provides people like Georgia with a place to stay during the afternoon hours. She takes advantage of the Out of the Cold program, which gives her a place to stay at night. Hearts, Page 6 Sports ......................... 25-29 Arts & Entertainment 31, 32

SPRUCE CREEK — Across state Route 45, less than a hundred yards away, the famous Spruce Creek slowly rolls toward its confluence with the Little Juniata River. The Spruce Creek Bakery, celebrating its third year in business, fits perfectly into the quiet little town made famous by its popular fishing stream. Can a bakery business prosper when it isn’t located anywhere near a populated area? Based on the success of the Spruce Creek Bakery, the answer is clear. The business is the dream of husband and wife team Kimmy and Scott Jensen. “We moved to the Spruce Creek area about six years ago,” Kimmy said. The couple wanted to be closer to the martial arts business that Scott owns and operates in Huntingdon. Originally from the Bellefonte-State College area, Kimmy Jensen had long expressed an interest in creating specialty cakes for important occasions. Bakery, Page 4


SWEET SUCCESS: Kimmy and Scott Jensen run the Spruce Creek Bakery, which recently celebrated its third anniversary.

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Teresa Shook Teresa is a 2012 graduate of the Central PA Institute of Science and Technology and the Penns Valley High School. She completed the 3-year Automotive Science Technology Program with honors. Teresa is currently enrolled in the Automotive Technology program at the University of Northwestern Ohio (UNO.) After earning her Associate’s Degree, she plans to continue her studies at UNO to pursue a Bachelor’s Degree. In addition to being a full-time college student, Teresa is the Shop Foreman/Assistant Manager at Best One Tire & Service in Lima, Ohio. She is the first female technician hired by this business.

“College is a wonderful experience. Anyone who thinks that attending a career and technical school hinders your college preparations is mistaken. The experiences that I received at CPI and through my cooperative education work experiences gave me the start to get where I am today.�

- Teresa Shook

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Front and Centre THON MEMORIES: Penn State students Morgan Hill and Kelsey Thompson take a look back at their experiences with THON. Page 8 LEARNING CURVE: Choosing early educational experiences for your child is key to a successful academic career. Is there a right time for children to head to preschool? Guest columnist Laurel Sanders explores the options. Page 12

CENTURY MARK: Centre Hall Elementary recently celebrated the 100th day of school in grand style. Students made party hats and did special tasks — all centered around the number 100. Page 14 POWER OF PINK: In front of more than 12,000 fans, the Penn State Lady Lions took care of business against Wisconsin during the annual Pink Zone Game, winning 78-68. Page 25


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Arrests made in burglaries By JENNIFER MILLER

STATE COLLEGE — State College police, in conjunction with other agencies, have made two arrests as the result of an investigation into 24 residential burglaries in the borough. Police say the crimes were connected to the defendants’ heroin use. State College police charged Ryan Reichlin, 39, of State College, with 25 counts of burglary and related charges. Police also charged Aaron Klinger, 24, with eight counts of burglary and conspiracy. Charges were filed with District Judge Carmine Prestia. The charges are connected to a slew of burglaries that occurred over Thanksgiving and Christmas breaks for Penn State. Students’ vacant apartments were targeted. State College police started the investigation in November with the assistance of the Ferguson Township Police and the Centre County Drug Task Force.

Police also consulted the Centre County District Attorney’s office. “The joint investigation determined that a majority of these forcible burglaries were committed by the defendants so the stolen property could be used to obtain heroin in Philadelphia to support their drug addictions,� said State College Police Lt. Keith Robb in a statement Tuesday. The investigation also identified defendant Reichlin for his alleged role in a 2012 burglary in College Township. Ferguson Township Police also filed charges against Reichlin for incidents they investigated in their jurisdiction. Reichlin was arraigned before District Judge Carmine Prestia and transported to the Centre County Correctional Facility. Klinger, who is currently incarcerated in Centre County Correctional Facility on unrelated charges, will be arraigned at a later date, police said. “This was a collective effort from several of the county agencies ... working together, sharing information and developing leads that led to the eventual arrests,� Robb told

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Cash offered for alcohol ban on State Patty’s Day By JENNIFER MILLER

STATE COLLEGE — With State Patty’s Day less than two weeks away, university officials are now offering cash to downtown businesses in exchange for a ban on alcohol during the student-created, binge-drinking event. University and borough leaders believe curtailing alcohol sales downtown is crucial to limiting the appeal of State Patty’s Day, according to Bill Zimmerman, a Penn State spokesman. This year, a four-tier compensation system will be offered to individual establishments based on the occupancy levels of each, Zimmerman said. Here’s the scale: n Businesses with occupancy of 350: $7,500 n Businesses with occupancy from 200-349: $6,000 n Businesses with occupancy from 100-249: $5,000 n Businesses with occupancy levels less than 100: $2,500. The university is expected to issue a letter shortly to business owners explaining the terms. Compensation is in exchange for establishments halting alcohol sales during the 24-hour period of Saturday, March 1. “This new arrangement takes into account the diverse business models of the establishments, and we look forward to hearing from those business owners who will join us in making downtown safer,” Zimmerman said. In 2007, Penn State students created State Patty’s Day as an alternative drinking celebration after learning St. Patrick’s Day fell during spring break. Since then, the event has created alcohol-related problems downtown. From public drunkenness and vandalism to sexual assaults and alcohol poisoning, the event keeps first responders busy. Last year, the university paid downtown businesses $5,000 each to not serve alcohol. Police say the ban significantly contributed to a roughly 37 percent decline in crime during the 2013 event. According to the Mount Nittany Medical Center, during the 2013 State Patty’s Day weekend, the emergency room saw 49 patients for alcohol-related events, the average alcohol level was 0.28, and the average age was 20. The hospital says 22 of the 49 patients were Penn State students. Taxpayers ultimately end up paying for law enforcement services during State Patty’s Day. State College and Penn State police departments place all officers on-duty throughout the weekend through overtime shifts. Additionally, outside agencies come into the borough to assist, including neighboring police departments, Liquor Control Enforcement officers, Pennsylvania State Police, code enforcement officers and the Centre County Alcohol Task Force, which consists of police officers from throughout the county. As of now, bars and taverns are expected to decide individually how they will handle the event. There are also many other efforts under way to replace the drinking event with positive community events. Since Jan. 15, the State Patty’s Day Task Force has held weekly brainstorming sessions targeting the holiday. The task force is a town-gown collaboration, which includes representation from university and borough leaders, law enforcement, students and downtown business owners. “The ill effects of State Patty’s Day are pervasive, and we’ve been committed to a communitywide response,” Borough Manager Tom Fountaine said in a statement. “It’s not just a campus problem, it’s not just a borough problem, it’s not just a neighborhood problem. Only by working together will we bring an end to this.” The Penn State Interfraternity Council banned social functions during the weekend, and the Panhellenic Council adopted a no-guest policy for sorority floors at residence halls for the weekend. Students from Greek organizations are expected to have a large presence during the State Day of Service, the annual student community service event coinciding with the drinking holiday. Roughly 1,000 student volunteers are ex-

pected to lend a hand at 835 locations in the State College area March 1. For the 2014 State Patty’s Day weekend, multiple activities will be taking place at University Park, providing students with a diverse lineup of alcohol-free alternatives. Among the events are women’s and men’s basketball games; and the student-organized TEDxPSU event, which will present 14 speakers covering topics from science to technology March 2. Other anti-State Patty’s Day efforts by the task force: n Local court officials will be urged to again impose maximum fines during the weekend and immediately process out-of-town violators. n On Feb. 11, State College Police Chief Tom King met with a group of apartment owners, many of whom agreed to ban parties March 1 or notify tenants that parties are discouraged. n A letter urging party restrictions is also being drafted to the holders of the borough’s roughly 10,000 rental unit licenses. n Danny Shaha, senior director of the Office of Student

Conduct, will be composing a letter discouraging partying and warning of potential disciplinary measures that apartment owners can distribute to tenants. n With State Patty’s Day attracting college students from throughout the state, administrators at other institutions will be asked to discourage participation and discipline students who are arrested or cited in State College within their own off-campus discipline policies. n After the first three hours of parking at normal rates, the fees in downtown parking garages and off-street parking lots will increase to football game day rates. Higher event parking rates also will be in effect on campus. n Director of Athletics Dave Joyner will encourage student-athletes to avoid State Patty Day parties and to participate in the State Day of Service. Informational packets provided to visiting athletic teams will also include information discouraging State Patty’s Day involvement. n The Alumni Association will advocate for avoiding the drinking holiday in emails and social media aimed at the alumni network.

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Thon, from page 1 freshman year made the passion grow. This positive experience led her to apply to become a public relations captain as a sophomore. “I wanted to take on a larger role in the philanthropy and devote more of my time to spreading awareness for THON,” she said. As a part of the public relations committee, Beatty, along with her co-captains, reaches out to the media for various THON events throughout the year. As THON weekend draws nearer, her committee works to invite state and national press to State College to cover and experience the event. In addition to the Public Relations committee, THON is composed of 13 other committees including Communications, Hospitality, Donor & Alumni Relations, Entertainment, Family Relations, Finance, Merchandise, Morale, OPPerations, Rules and Regulations, Special Events, Supply Logistics and Technology. Beatty said each committee plays a vital role in the coordination and execution of THON weekend. “Regardless of whether you are a captain or committee member, it’s an amazing feeling to know that you are surrounded by people who are working for a common cause,” Beatty said. “I think that is part of why THON is so successful. There are thousands of students united for a common goal — to help find a cure for pediatric cancer.” Because of the large amount of work that it takes to make the weekend happen, THON 2014 planning began almost as soon as THON 2013 finished. According to Beatty, within weeks last year’s THON, Ryan Patrick was named as the overall chair of THON 2014. Soon after, the rest of the executive committee was chosen. “It is hard to estimate the amount of time and effort that goes into planning THON, but it is definitely a year-round process,” Beatty said. Part of this planning includes finding ways to make each THON different and run a bit smoother than the last. New to this year will be the Digital Line Management system. According to Beatty, the sys-

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THE SPRUCE CREEK Bakery is celebrating its third anniversary. The bakery features unique cakes, breads and pastries. Bakery, from page 1 “I was working in State Colleges, and I decided to take a class in food safety, called ServSafe, required by the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture,” Kimmy said. It was at that course that she met Leah and Luc Hamer, proprietors of the Spruce Creek Tavern. The Hamers encouraged the couple to open their bakery and offered space in the back of the tavern. At first working in the Tavern’s space was fine. It soon became clear that the bakery business was going to need its own space. The Hamers suggested the current space in the building next to the Spruce Creek Post Office and not far from the Tavern. The bakery grew out of Kimmy’s interest in cake decoration and, at first, the business was centered on specialty cakes. “Then the word got out and people asked if we were going to have donuts and pastries and bread. And we always said yes,” said Scott. It wasn’t long before travelers to State College from Huntingdon, Altoona, Hollidaysburg, Tyrone and elsewhere discovered the quaint bake shop. The quality of their products makes the 16- mile drive from State College a journey of joy, according to several of their customers. “We now wholesale to Otto’s Pub,” Scott said. ”We do their feature deserts.

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tem was created to minimize the wait time to enter the area. Spectators will be given a coded bracelet that gives them a place and number in digital queue. They will then be able to enter the area once their number is announced. Whatever changes are made to planning, coordination and execution of THON, the mission always remains the same. “To have an extra layer of people willing to help can ease some of the struggles a family may go through. For families, the students become a part of their support system. For students, bonding with a child fighting cancer can be an eye-opening experience into someone else’s struggles,” Beatty said. “At Penn State, the mission of THON is something thousands of students can gather behind and support together. I think that is a testament to how powerful the words ‘For The Kids’ can be.” To understand the true awe of THON, Beatty said, people must remember that THON is a year-round event for Penn State students, just as cancer is a year-round event for those going through the disease. “If you want to fully experience THON, come to the Bryce Jordan Center this weekend and you can see why 15,000 Penn State students work hard year-round,” she said. To learn more or to donate to THON, visit

This week it’s red velvet cheesecake. It switches over every Thursday. Wednesday we do their vegan desert options.” As husband and wife, and business partners who work together many hours each day, the Jensen’s have figured out how to make it work personally and professionally. “We have worked out a schedule to play to our strong points,” said Scott. “I come in early to do breads and pastries. Kimmy comes in later to handle all the business bookkeeping and other work.” One of the Spruce Creek Bakery’s signature selections is the baked oatmeal, popular with early morning commuters. “We pick and choose our products,” Kimmy noted. “If we have something that doesn’t sell, we pull it off sale. We have been complimented for keeping things different and interesting.” When the couple first started they had a small mixer, a table and a tiny refrigerator. That has grown into a first-class baking facility. “We believe in what we’re doing. We make good things in a small, personal, home-style bakery. We want people to come here. Enjoy the bucolic environment of the town,” Kimmy said. Looking toward the future, the Jensen’s plan to investigate more vegan and glutenfree cakes and pastries. “We have a lot of requests for those things,” said Kimmy. “It’s a new creative outlet for us.”

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Early dental care important for a lifetime of oral health By MARJORIE S. MILLER

STATE COLLEGE â&#x20AC;&#x201D; February is National Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Dental Health Month, an initiative by the American Dental Association to raise awareness about the importance of oral health. Here in Happy Valley, area dental professionals say its important for children to develop good hygiene habits at an early age. Treby Hoak, registered dental hygienist at Donald Marks Family Dentistry on University Drive, said children should start seeing a dentist at the age of 6 months, based on new recommendations by the ADA. Visits should be twice a year. Before children grow teeth, parents or caregivers can use a washcloth to wipe their mouths, Hoak said. This practice helps reduce bacteria when teeth do come in. Tooth brushing should begin at the first sign of teeth, she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Brushing at an early age is very, very important,â&#x20AC;? Hoak said. Teeth should be brushed before a child goes to bed, she said, stressing that children should not go to bed with a bottle or other object as this can cause rotting overnight. A childâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s toothbrush should be small enough to fit in the childâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s mouth, but also able to reach the back. It is encouraged that children learn to brush their own teeth; however, parents may want to go back in after the child is done brushing to make sure all areas have been cleaned, Hoak said. Other ways rotting can be avoided, Hoak said, is by limiting snacks throughout the day. Once a childâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s meal is completed there should be no further eating. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The same thing with any type of juice or milk,â&#x20AC;? she said, as sugar can sit on the teeth all day and cause issues. â&#x20AC;&#x153;If theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re going to sip on something, we recommend water,â&#x20AC;? Hoak said. Other good health practices involve the use of fluoride and sealants, she said. Parents should check their tap water to make sure it contains good levels of fluoride. If not, children can receive fluoride treatments at the dentistâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s office. Sealants, Hoak said, are good preventative treatments provided by a dentist, and can start when six-year molars grow in. Some oral causes for concern include any type of pain or discomfort, she said, as well as discolored teeth. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s really important to have them come in,â&#x20AC;? Hoak said. Parents also should be aware of any lumps, bumps or sores, especially ones that last longer than two weeks. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Oral cancer is less common in children, but it does happen,â&#x20AC;? she said. Children should also be brought into the dentist after falls or other injuries involving the mouth, she added. Hoak said itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s important children want to go to the dentist, instead of feeling afraid. It may help ease childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;sâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; fears if they see parents or a sibling in the dental chair. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We make it fun here,â&#x20AC;? she said. Emily Aukes-Janoscrat, registered dental hygienist at Pediatric Dental Care & Happy Valley Orthodontics in Port Matilda, recommends a â&#x20AC;&#x153;smidgeâ&#x20AC;? of fluoride toothpaste for brushing when the child is old enough not to swallow it. â&#x20AC;&#x153;By age 4 or 5, children should be able to brush their own teeth twice a day with supervision until about age 7 to make sure they are doing a thorough job,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;However, each child is different. Your dentist can help you determine whether the child has the skill level to brush properly.â&#x20AC;? Aukes-Janoscrat said proper brushing removes plaque from the inner, outer and chewing surfaces. When teaching children to brush, the toothbrush should be placed at a 45 degree angle. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Start along the gum line with a soft bristle brush in a gentle circular motion,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Brush the outer surfaces of each tooth, upper and lower. Repeat the same method on the inside surfaces and chewing surfaces of all teeth. Finish by brushing the tongue to help freshen breath and remove bacteria.â&#x20AC;?

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IN CENTRE COUNTY, there are plenty of options when seeking out pediatric dental care, such as Pediatric Dental Care, located in Port Matilda. Flossing, another important practice, removes plaque between the teeth where a toothbrush canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t reach, AukesJanoscrat said, and in children it should begin when any two teeth touch. â&#x20AC;&#x153;You may wish to floss the childâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s teeth until he or she can do it alone,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Use about 18 inches of floss, winding most of it around the middle fingers of both hands.â&#x20AC;? Aukes-Janoscrat said to hold the floss lightly between the thumbs and forefingers, and use a gentle back-andforth motion to guide the floss between the teeth. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Curve the floss into a C-shape and slide it into the space between the gum and tooth until you feel resistance,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Gently scrape the floss against the side of the tooth. Repeat this procedure on each tooth. Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t forget the last four teeth. To make things easier, the premade flossers that are readily available these days can be used instead of standards floss.â&#x20AC;? Just like proper brushing and flossing, healthy eating habits contribute to a healthy mouth, Aukes-Janoscrat said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Just like the rest of the body, the teeth, bones and the soft tissues of the mouth need a well-balanced diet,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Children should eat a variety of foods from the five major food groups.â&#x20AC;? Most snacks children eat can lead to cavity formation, and the more frequently a child snacks, the greater the chance for tooth decay, Aukes-Janoscrat said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;How long food remains in the mouth also plays a role,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;For example, hard candy and breath mints stay in the mouth a long time, which causes longer acid attacks on tooth enamel. If your child must snack, choose nutritious foods such as vegetables, low-fat yogurt and low-fat cheese which are healthier and better for childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s teeth.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;In our experience we have found that the single largest cause of tooth decay in children is their drinking pattern,â&#x20AC;? Aukes-Janoscrat continued. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Frequent use of soft drinks, sports drinks, sweetened ice tea or Kool-Aid spell disaster for a childâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s teeth.â&#x20AC;? Even all-natural fruit juices with high content of fructose should be limited, she said, adding water and milk are the best options. If sweetened drinks must be made,




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Page 6 Hearts, from page 1 Georgia has been homeless and living in Centre County since August. She said the area desperately needed a facility like Hearts for the Homeless. “It really does. You have a lot of young people in town who are living on the streets. Some people think it’s a joke, but it’s not. It’s very serious,” Georgia said. Between Hearts for the Homeless and Out of the Cold, Georgia has been able to find warm places to stay during the winter months. “The churches and their parishoners have been wonderful … they take care of us. They always make sure we have something hot to eat, something to drink and somewhere to lay our heads at night,” Georgia said. Georgia is just one of many who sing the praises of Hearts for the Homeless. According to Poorman, all of the feedback she’s received has been positive. “The response from the homeless community has been wonderful. They have just been so grateful to have somewhere to go during the day. The response from the community has been huge. I spent five-and-a-half to six hours Saturday morning answering emails and phone calls. It’s been crazy,” Poorman said. To keep operating costs at a minimum, Poorman is using all volunteer help. No one at Hearts for Homeless receives a paycheck, she said. “The people who are down there right now, including myself, are all volunteers,” she said matter-of-factly. Poorman is busy. In addition to being the brains behind Hearts for the Homeless, she works two jobs and has a young daughter. She said the help she receives makes the engine run smoothly. “A couple of (volunteers) are people I know or am friends with,” Poorman said, “but most of them are complete strangers. I’d say that 85 percent of them were complete strangers to me.” Although Hearts for the Homeless is off to a good start, Poorman said they’re not out of the woods yet. Volunteers are needed, as are monetary donations.

The Centre County Gazette “Financially, you can make donations to Hearts for the Homeless … mail them to us or bring them to us, either way is fine,” Poorman said. Hearts for the Homeless also accepts donations of items. However, Poorman asked that those who are donating items call in advance. “If you have stuff to bring, we prefer that you email or call just to make sure that we have space or it or it’s stuff that we take,” she said. If you are homeless and need help, it’s very easy to get assistance. “Just walk in the door,” Poorman said. Hearts for the Homeless is a project very near and dear to Poorman’s heart. She worked with the homeless for five years in Pittsburgh. However, Centre County is her home. She had no idea the need for shelters was so great. “I grew up here. I’ve lived here my whole life. I had absolutely no idea that our homeless population was in the double digits,” Poorman said. “This is a very rich community and area. People just have no idea.” As for a snapshot of the homeless, it’s not who you might envision, according to Poorman. “It’s the woman who’s checking out your groceries or is serving you food for lunch,” she said. “Then she goes and sleeps in her car, you know? They’re working people, they’re just homeless working people.” There were 16 people counted as homeless in State College as of November, according to Calvary Baptist Church of State College, which plays a vital role in Hearts for the Homeless, Poorman said. “Calvary paid our insurance for an entire year. That was the very last hurdle we had to get over and it was a big one,” she said. “The (insurance company) wanted all the money up front for a year because we were a new organization. Calvary has been so gracious.” Hearts for the Homeless wouldn’t exist if Poorman hadn’t come up with the concept. Nancy Reinert, of State College, volunteers during the day. On a snowy Tuesday, Reinert unlocked the door and let everyone in. “I really wanted to get involved,” Reinert said. “I know

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AT HEARTS for the Homeless, located in downtown State College, those coming through the doors are encouraged to take whatever they need — everything from food to winter clothing.

Ginny from Out of the Cold and she’s just amazing. This is a great place.” Poorman asked that volunteers looking to help should call ahead of time before showing up. “We have people just showing up, which is amazing. But somedays we have just one person and then on Saturday, we had eight people show up. Having eight people just show up was awesome and exciting, but not really necessary,” Poorman said. To volunteer your time, contact coordinator John Henderson at john@calvarysc.corg. For more information about Hearts for the Homeless, visit its website at http://heartsforthehomeless.wordpress. com.


PENN STATE President Rodney Erickson welcomes Eric J. Barron, right, after he was unanimously voted in to become the university’s 18th president on Monday. Barron, from page 1 Barron, who worked at Penn State for 20 years earlier in his career, also offered his reaction to the Sandusky scandal that resulted in the NCAA issuing unprecedented sanctions against the Penn State football program. “If Penn State touches you during your life then you love this university, you don’t really have a choice. Of course those events were incredibly painful and saddening to all those people that loved Penn State University, but what I see is a university that has really taken control of compliance and is no doubt now a model (for other universities),” Barron said. In terms of how Penn State will approach the legacy of former Penn State head football coach Joe Paterno, Barron said such a decision will take time. “I watched all of his great strengths as a faculty member, as a dean, as someone who loves this institution, but in my view is, whatever we do, we have to make sure that we do it with a high sense of dignity and honor and sometimes that takes times,” Barron said. Barron’s five-year contract begins May 12, with the opportunity for Barron to start sooner, at an annual salary of $800,000. The contract also includes a one-time payment of $200,000 upon hire followed by a $200,000 retention payment at the end of the year for the last four years of the contract. Upon completion of the five-year contract, the university will pay Barron $1 million. Barron, 62, worked at Penn State from 1986 to 2006. He was a professor of geosciences, director of the Earth System Science Center, director of the Earth and Mineral Sciences Environmental Institute, and dean of the College of Earth and Mineral

Sciences. Barron said it’s unlikely he will have time to teach while serving as president. “It’ just truly a dream come true to be here and to be the next president of Penn State University,” he said. Barron says one of his goals will be to find ways to better engage students. He compared a Penn State education to that of a blue and white sports car that most students only drive at 20 mph. He says more students need to take full advantage of what Penn State offers. Penn State needs to “engage students so that they put this great university through its paces as opposed to driving it at 20 mph. ... Penn State can do this better than any other institution with incredibly positive outcomes for our students.” Barron will be replacing President Rodney Erickson, whose two-year contract ends in June. Erickson, who has known Barron for 28 years, praised trustees for their selection during the special meeting Monday. “You have found a leader who will help realize the very best of this institution,” Erickson said. Barron became Florida State University’s 14th president in 2010 where he oversaw 16 colleges with nearly 41,000 students. Florida State is one of the largest of the 11 institutions in the State University System of Florida. He previously served as director of the National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder, Colo. He also served as dean of the Jackson School of Geosciences at the University of Texas at Austin from 2006 to 2008. He graduated from FSU in 1973 with a bachelor’s degree in geology. He has master’s and doctoral degrees from the University of Miami.

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Elks lodge grateful for support of community The Bellefonte Elks Lodge #1094 wishes to thank all who supported its annual Home Service fundraiser, wherein nearly $18,000 was raised. The Elks Home Service Program provides in-home nursing services for clients with many and varied birth defects, such as CP, MS, and Spina Bifida, and all at no cost to the clients. This is a wonderful program, made available through the donations of many, many generous contributors. Thank you all, for supporting this most worthy undertaking of our lodge. John Rockey Past exulted ruler Chairman

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Does Obamacare affect will to work? A new report by the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office says the Affordable Care Act will reduce the effective size of the U.S. workforce by 2.5 million over the next 10 years. The White House responded that the law is giving Americans more choices by removing the link between work and health insurance. But critics of Obamacare seized on the report as more evidence the president’s health care reform law is doing more harm than good. Is the Affordable Care Act hurting the work ethic? Columnists Joel Mathis and Ben Boychuk weigh in.


There’s a lot to be said for work, in and of itself. A person who collects $10,000 in benefits and sits on the couch all day probably won’t find life quite as satisfying as the person who earns the same $10,000. Many of us find that our work gives us purpose and meaning, and that’s pretty great. Before it can do any of that, though, work must give us a living. IncreasJoel Mathis, ingly, it fails to do joelmmathis@, so. is a writer in We have noted Philadelphia. here before, and we shall note again: For 40 years, the productivity of middle-class workers has increased greatly even as their wages have stagnated — it often takes two full-time working parents to achieve the earning power that a single parent did a generation ago. Problems for the middle class were exacerbated by the Great Recession, in which many workers lost lucrative jobs and replaced them with poorer-




paying work that, often, doesn’t quite pay all the bills. Unless you’re rich, it’s not been a fun generation to be an American worker. The irony in all this: Republicans have spent the Obama administration complaining about every small act that might put a dent in the earnings of America’s richest citizens. Those folks need to keep as much of their money as possible, the argument goes, or they’ll lose the incentive to work and create and produce new goods for all of us to buy and enjoy. Apparently, incentives apply only to the rich. For the rest of us, conservatives apparently believe we should be grateful for what we have — witness recent arguments that iPads are so fun that income inequality shouldn’t matter — and that toil itself should be its own reward. What’s this have to do with Obamacare? Conservatives worry that government is severing the link between work and reward. The private sector has done a fine job of that on its own. At least under Democrats, there’s still a reward.


Watching defenders of President Obama’s foundering health care reforms try to explain why a smaller workforce is a benefit of the law has been a wonder to behold. It’s great, they say, that health insurance is no longer attached to employment. As White House mouthpiece Jay Carney put it, “Americans would no longer be trapped in a job just to provide coverage for their families, and would have the opportunity to pursue their dreams.” That’s certainly one way of looking at it. But what the Congressional Budget Office report says actually underscores what conservative critics of the law have been warning about all along: Obamacare discourages productive work. A spate of new economic research backs the conservative argument. As the federal government expands eli-


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gibility for Medicaid, people will have fewer incentives to work. But that’s not all. The law’s tax increases and so-called “employer mandate,” which the Obama administration just decided to delay for yet another year, discourages employers from hiring people, because health care is terribly expensive — made more so by the new law’s requirements to cover just about everything under the sun. More to the point, the law’s “individual mandate,” which penalizes people for not purchasing insurance, discourages people from working too much. Given a choice between working and working less, or working and not working at all, the law will nudge people away from work toward not working. Bear in mind, the U.S. labor participation rate is already at historic lows. The sluggish economy has driven millions of otherwise productive people from the workforce. As Mercatus Center researcher Charles Blahous noted at the Manhattan Institute’s e21 blog, “With millions Ben Boychuk, of baby boom- bboychuk@cityers heading into, is retirement and associate editor of u n s u s t a i n a b l e City Journal. deficits on the horizon, that is a huge self-inflicted problem.” How, then, is Obamacare progress? What kind of “dreams” does it inspire? The kind of dreams that imagine millions of Americans living — subsisting, really — on government largesse, at the expense of an ever-dwindling class of productive citizens. The dream is a nightmare of dependency.


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What THON means to me

UNIVERSITY PARK — The Penn State IFC/Panhellenic Dance Marathon, more commonly known as THON, holds a very special place in my heart. I’ve participated as a student volunteer since I was a freshman at Penn State. While I can’t count the number of hours of work I’ve put in or even the number of hours of lost sleep, it’s a sacrifice I would make over and over again if I had the chance. This is the last year I’ll be able to participate in THON because I’m a senior and will be graduating in May. Morgan Hill is For the past four years senior journalism I’ve been a member of major and intern three different comfor the Centre mittees, each with its County Gazette. own responsibilities. Email her at I’ve been the police ofcorrespondent@ centrecounty ficer in red (Rules and Regulations), the janitor in blue (OPPerations) and most recently the lunch lady in pink (Hospitality). I can’t say I had a favorite committee; each had its pros and cons. But what I can say is that no matter what job I undertook I know I made a difference. I’m not going to lie. THON is a tough weekend. I’ve had to withstand aches and pains in my back and feet as I stood for hour, after hour, after hour. I’ve had to give up hours of sleep that as a college student, I desperately need. And as I’ve never danced myself, I’ve had to be the support system for my friends and classmates as they braved the 46-hour no-sleeping, nositting dance marathon. On paper, yes, this sounds absolutely crazy. But considering more than 15,000


Penn State students participate in THON every year, it must not be that crazy after all. That pain that I felt? It’s nothing. It’ll be gone come Monday morning. The sleep that I lost? Who cares? I can make it up next week. These things were only minor speed bumps in my life, things that in a couple of days would be completely forgotten. I can’t complain about things that minuscule when I’m looking at children who have lost their hair, can’t go to public school because they’re in the hospital too much or can’t play sports because their muscles are too weak. These kids have real things to complain about. I don’t. So why do I THON? That’s a question I’ve been asked more times that I know. There’s no one simple way to answer that question because I THON for so many reasons. I THON for the kids. I THON for the families. I THON so that no more parents have to say goodbye to their children. I THON because I want to make a difference. I THON because I can. The magic that takes place in the Bryce Jordan Center that weekend in February is indescribable. The arena is filled with the colors of the rainbow. Music is blasting from all corners of the building and everyone is singing and dancing along. Nearly drowning out the music are giggles and squeals from the children as they run around with their new friends. Students ranging in age from 17 to 23 are acting like little kids again, giving the children piggyback rides and challenging them to water gun fights. And parents just stand back and watch in admiration as their children laugh and smile and take advantage of this one weekend a year. This one weekend where they can just be kids again. THON isn’t just a weekend. It’s not just an event and it’s not just a celebration of the volunteers’ hard work. THON is a celebration of life. It’s a cel-

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MORGAN HILL talks to one of the THON kids during the 2013 Penn State IFC/Panhellenic Dance Marathon. ebration of these children who are faced with a disease that is unfair. A disease that is selfish and wrong. It’s a celebration of these families who are going through the worst times of their lives. And pediatric cancer is what did this. Pediatric cancer needs to be stopped. I, along with thousands of other Penn State students, have decided to take a stand against cancer. We will stand for those who can’t and we will fight until there’s no longer anything to fight against. It’s time for cancer to learn who’s boss. Unfortunately, cancer isn’t something we can take away from these children and their families. But what we can take away is medical bills and fear, worries and sadness. For those 46 hours during THON weekend, that’s exactly what we do. And in exchange for the things we take away, we get to bring smiles to the children’s faces. Throughout the year and especially

during THON weekend, students, children and families can be seen throwing their hands in the air in the shape of a diamond. This diamond is the symbol of THON and the Four Diamonds Fund. The diamond symbolizes the four diamonds of the fund: courage, wisdom, honesty and strength. They represent what we are fighting for and what we are trying to do. They also represent the children and what skills they must possess to conquer cancer. These four diamonds are THON. For me, THON is hope. Hope for the future. Hope for a cure. And hope for these beautiful, unbelievably strong children. They are my role models. They show me the true meaning of life. They encourage me to live life to the fullest and to never regret a single second. I’ve learned so many lessons from these children and for that I must give them something in return. I THON for the kids.

Final THON as a Penn State student brings back memories UNIVERSITY PARK — To think that this is my last THON as a Penn State student brings tears to my eyes. How can I ever repay an organization that has given so much to me in so little time? But that truly is the beautiful thing about THON; it does so much for other people, many complete strangers, and asks for nothing in return. It brings together people from all walks of life, whose paths might never have crossed if it weren’t for their common goal of fighting pediatric cancer. To sum up my four years of being involved with THON, the largest student-run philanthropy in the world, feels like an impossible task. I’ve laughed, I’ve cried and I’ve made friendships that will last a lifetime. I have been tested on every level, emotionally, physically and mentally, and have come out a better, stronger person in the end. To think that a club can do that much for a person is mind-boggling, Kelsey Thompson is yet each year, a whole new group of people get to experience the magic a Penn State senior that surrounds THON and its core and former Centre County Gazette mission of fighting pediatric cancer. intern. Email her When I look back on these four years at correspondent@ of school and my four years at Penn centrecounty State, THON has been the one stant in my life and an experience I will be sure to never forget. It feels like it was just yesterday that I was walking to my first THON meeting as a bright-eyed freshman on the OPPerations Committee for THON 2011. My high school had started a mini-THON a few years back, so while I was aware that THON was something I had to get involved with at Penn State, nothing could have prepared me for the journey I was about to begin. Like most incoming freshmen, I had a hard time adjusting to being away from home and in a completely new environment. I was experiencing


everything for the first time and as exciting as that was, I felt lost at the same time. THON could not have come into my life at a more perfect time. My committee that year soon became my family and as we learned more and more about THON, my excitement grew. No one can prepare you for what it feels like to walk into the BJC for the first time on THON weekend. The sea of colors, crazy outfits, blaring music, silly dancing and smiles from ear to ear; it is sensory overload in the best way possible. I knew right then and there, staring out at the BJC floor, that I had to do more for THON. After a whirlwind weekend and end of my first year at school, I knew that the following year I wanted to apply to be a captain and give as much as I could to THON. That following fall, I was lucky enough to be chosen as a merchandise captain for THON 2012. The year leading up to THON 2012 and my first year as a captain had a profound effect on me. I dove right into being a captain and never missed out on an opportunity to volunteer my time and give back. Like everything in life, you get out of THON what you put into it, and I never wanted to look back and take for granted the opportunity I had in front of me. THON 2012 was a whirlwind. Being on a working committee is nonstop work and responsibilities. From early Friday morning into late Sunday night, the work never stops, and it was over in the blink of an eye. It was without a doubt one of the best weekends of my life and one of the most rewarding to know that I was making a difference. As spring and summer came and went and the fall approached, I knew I wanted to apply to be a captain again and was lucky enough to be chosen as a public relations captain for THON 2013. Just like the previous two years, I immediately began the journey of a lifetime with a new group of inspiring people by my side. Being on three different committees gave me the opportunity to have a new perspective on THON and see just how integral each committee plays into making THON and its culminating weekend a success. I specifically remember a time during THON 2013 where I hit a complete wall. I was tired, cranky and throwing myself a pity party. As I went to the bathroom to freshen up, a THON child and her mom walked out of the stall behind me. This little girl looked up at me with big eyes and a huge smile and, instantly, I felt better. We talked for a few minutes as she told me about your pet bunny and how she was having so much fun doing the line dance on the floor. This little moment in time, in a BJC bathroom, is the epitome of why I THON. At the mere age of 4 or 5, this little girl had already experienced a lifetime of pain, suffering and worry, and yet here she was embracing the moment and living life to the fullest. She probably will never know it, but she changed me. She showed me that anything is possible and that just because you are dealt a certain hand

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KELSEY THOMPSON was all smiles for her first THON as a Penn State student. THON 2014 will be her last one as a student at University Park. in life, doesn’t mean you have to let it ruin all the beautiful things life has to offer. As I began my senior year and got the call that I was chosen to be a merchandise captain for THON 2014, it seemed only seemed fitting. My THON journey had come full circle and I would end my final THON as a captain in the same position I had started in. I have had the time of my life this year, made lifelong memories and have opened myself up to the most sincere and inspiring group of people. THON has changed me. It has taught me to face tasks that seem impossible with courage and bravery, and it has given me the determination to know I can succeed. THON has allowed me to open up to complete strangers, giving me some of the most genuine and pure friendships I could have ever imagined. THON is a family and it’s that togetherness that will stand the test of time. It has the unique ability to bring together two completely different groups of people, college students without a care in the world and families and kids who are in the fight of their lives — yet, despite their differences, they are able to bond. They are able to forge friendships, relationships and memories in spite of this terrible disease that does it’s best to take away so much.

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THON: A look back through the years 1973 — Originated by former Interfraternity Council (IFC) president Bill Lear, THON first took place in the HUB’s ballroom with 78 dancers. It lasted for 30 hours and raised $2,000 for the Butler County Association for Retarded Children. 1974 — THON extended to 48 hours and increased to 102 dancers. This was the first time two organizations paired up — fraternity Kappa Delta Rho and sorority Delta Delta Delta raised $1,633. The THON total was $10,825, which was donated to the American Heart Association. Dancers in 1974’s THON were penalized for taking bathroom breaks or for not correctly dancing to the rhythm of the music. 1975 — A dancing couple from fraternity Kappa Delta Rho and sorority Delta Delta Delta spent only 51 seconds, out of the total time, off the dance floor. They raised a total of $12,000 for the Easter Seals Society. 1976 — THON has its first theme — “For Those Who Can’t” — and features the introduction of the famous “line dance.” It raised $15, 282 for the Muscular Dystrophy

Association during the Jerry Lewis Labor Day Telethon. 1977 — The Four Diamonds Fund became the beneficiary of THON. Bleachers were added to accommodate the dancers’ supporters. The event increased to 124 dancers. 1978 — The Kevin Steinberg Award was created in honor of former IFC vice president Kevin Steinberg, who lost his life in a car accident on his way to deliver a check to the Four Diamonds Fund. 1979 — THON moved to the Mary Beaver White Building. The number of dancers increased to 286. First-year dancers didn’t compete against each other and had a shared goal to remain standing for 48 hours. 1982 — Penn State football star and 1973 Heisman Trophy winner John Cappelletti gave a speech about losing his younger brother to leukemia 10 years earlier. The number of dancers increased to 502. 1983 — The first time THON broke the six-figure mark, raising $131,182.


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1984 — THON became known as the largest philanthropy of its kind. 1987 — IFC officially adopted the name “THON.” 1989 — Miss America 1989 was the inspirational speaker at THON. 1992 — THON set a new standard by raising more than $1 millon. 1998 — The first time the world had access to THON through live videos. 1999 — THON moved to Rec Hall to accommodate more viewers. 2002 — First-ever THON 5K occurs. 2006 — This year sees a record-breaking number of spectators. It is decided THON should be moved to the Bryce Jordan Center. THON can be viewed in more than 30 countries through live videos. 2010 — The number of participants in THON increased with more than 300 captains, 700 dancers, 3,300 committee members and 15,000 student volunteers. 2012 — THON’s 40th anniversary. The Bryce Jordan Center maxed capacity several times and there is a record total of nearly $10.7 million.

2013 — THON raised more than $12.3 million To date, THON has raised more than $101 million for the Four Diamonds Fund since 1977 and engages more than 15,000 students each year. — Compiled by Brooke Halloran


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Health & Wellness

Popular disinfectants do not kill human papillomavirus HERSHEY â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Commonly used disinfectants do not kill human papillomavirus (HPV) which makes possible non-sexual transmission of the virus and creates a need for hospital policy changes, according to researchers from Penn State College of Medicine and Brigham Young University. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Because it is difficult to produce infectious HPV particles for research, little has been known about HPV susceptibility to disinfection,â&#x20AC;? said Craig Meyers, distinguished professor of microbiology and immunology, Penn State College of Medicine. Use of disinfectants on HPV in health care settings has been based on what works on other viruses or what is thought should be effective. Meyers collaborated with Richard Robison, an expert in microbial disinfectants at Brigham Young University. HPV is estimated to be among the most common sexually transmitted diseases and is linked to cervical cancers. For this study, researchers grew HPV16, a specific strain that is responsible for up to 60 percent of all HPV-

associated cancers. They then used 11 common disinfectants on the virus. These disinfectants included ones made of ethanol and isopropanol because these are common ingredients in surface disinfectants and hand sanitizers used in both public and health care settings. Study of these hand sanitizers is important because other research has shown high levels of HPV DNA on fingers of patients with current genital infections. While HPV is susceptible to certain disinfectants, including hypochlorite and peracetic acid, it is resistant to alcoholbased disinfectants. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Chemical disinfectants in hand sanitizer are commonly used in the general population to prevent the spread of infectious diseases,â&#x20AC;? Meyers said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;For flu or cold viruses they are very effective. But the data shows that they do nothing for preventing the spread of human papillomavirus.â&#x20AC;? They also tested other common disinfectants, including glutaraldehyde, which is used for sterilization in medical and

Discounted CPR classes offered STATE COLLEGE â&#x20AC;&#x201D; With American Heart Month upon Centre County, Centre LifeLink EMS is encouraging residents to educate themselves on the importance of CPR and heart health. Centre LifeLink EMS is offering discounted CPR classes through March. Both Community CPR and Healthcare Provider CPR are $15 off. Those interested can register at www. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Get Pumped Up,â&#x20AC;? a story contest, is also taking place. Individuals are encour-

aged to share their path to good heart health or explain how they stay heart healthy. The most inspiring story will be rewarded with a $50 Wegmans gift card and a free CPR class. To submit your story, go to www. Centre LifeLink will also have several free community CPR demos throughout the month. For more information, email lshurgalla@

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ACCORDING TO A study by the Penn State Hershey Medical Center, commonly used disinfectants do not kill human papillomavirus.

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New cardiology services target abnormal heart rhythms STATE COLLEGE — Mount Nittany Health recently announced the addition of electrophysiology studies and catheter ablation to the complement of cardiology services at Mount Nittany Medical Center. An electrophysiology study (EPS) is a test used to determine how well the electrical signals are working in the heart, specifically looking at abnormal heart rhythms. An EPS allows physicians to study where the irregular heart rhythms — called arrhythmias — are located in the heart and what kind of arrhythmia the patient has, as well as determine which type of procedure or medication may help stop the arrhythmia. “The study is performed by using an electrophysiology catheter, which is inserted into the patient’s leg through the femoral vein and threaded into the heart. The catheter stimulates the heart and causes an arrhythmia, allowing physicians to record where in the heart the abnormal rhythm began,” said Dr. Charles Nydegger, a cardiologist with Mount Nittany Physician Group. A number of factors, including a previous heart attack, high blood pressure or aging, may lead to scarring in the heart, which can ultimately cause an arrhythmia. If an arrhythmia is confirmed through an EPS, there are a number of treatment options that may help to correct the arrhythmia. Treatment may include medication, pacemaker, implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) or a procedure called catheter ablation. Catheter ablation is a procedure that treats the arrhythmia by destroying — through heat — the place inside the heart that causes the abnormal rhythm. “If medication doesn’t control a patient’s arrhythmia, or if the patient is at risk for sudden cardiac arrest, catheter ablation may be suggested,” said Nydegger. It’s important to note that catheter ablation alone doesn’t always correct the arrhythmia right away. A combination of treatment methods as well as repeat ablations

‘Look Good … Feel Better’ workshop set STATE COLLEGE — A free “Look Good … Feel Better” workshop will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, March 28, at the American Cancer Society’s Centre County office, 1375 Martin St., State College. During the workshop, women undergoing treatment for cancer will learn how to care for skin and nail changes and create the look of eyelashes, as well as learn how to cope with hair loss using wigs, scarves and other head coverings. Registration is required. For more information or to register, call (800) 227-2345.

Support group to meet STATE COLLEGE — The monthly meeting of the Neuropathy Support Group of Central PA will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 23, in conference room 3 at the Mount Nittany Medical Center. If you or someone you love suffers from the nerve disorder neuropathy or diabetic nerve pain, you are welcome to attend. Meetings are open to all and always free to attend. They are held at 2 p.m. on the fourth Sunday of every month. For more information, email or call David Brown at (814) 380-5081.


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Penn State Hershey recognized for quality care for heart failure and stroke patients HERSHEY — The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association has recognized Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center for its ongoing commitment to providing high-level care to heart failure and stroke patients. The medical center has received the Heart Failure Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award and the Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award through the Get With The Guidelines program. The Gold Plus awards recognize Penn State Hershey for following evidence-based guidelines and ensuring that stroke and heart failure

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patients receive treatment according to nationally accepted standards and recommendations. These include aggressive use of certain medical and therapeutic treatments. This marks the fifth consecutive year the medical center has been recognized at the Gold Plus level for stroke care and the first year it received the honor for heart failure care. In addition to the above recognition, Penn State Hershey also received the association’s Target: Stroke Honor Roll and Target: Heart Failure Honor Roll. For stroke, the designation indicates a high number

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Early childhood education: Starting off on the right foot LAUREL SANDERS

After our children are born, we spend our lives worrying about their future. Will they be happy? Well adjusted? Successful? How can we help them start off on the right foot? Choosing the right educational experiences for your child is an important step. Initially, they depend on us to make those decisions. Asking astute questions will increase the likelihood you will make the best decisions for your child. Here are five questions to consider.


As you consider whether preschool is right for your child, consider a variety of questions. What opportunities will my child have that he would not have at home? Are there opportunities for him to learn through creative instruction, guided exploration and free play? Are music, art, outdoor exploration or field trips offered? Are there programs that bring school families together to engage in meaningful activities with their children and extend their social development? Is information about educational, emotional, counseling and other services offered to families to meet childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s needs? Do the schoolâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s behavioral development and discipline policies support my belief system? Will they help my child to grow emotionally or hinder him? Laurel Sanders is the executive director of Grace Lutheran Preschool & Kindergarten and also the worship and music coordinator at Grace Lutheran Church. She can be reached at or by calling the school at (814) 238-8110.


There are multiple criteria for determining a childâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s preschool readiness. Eagerness to learn is a strong indicator, but social, emotional and physical factors are just as important. Socially, has your child had opportunities to play with other children and interact with other adults (even family members)? Emotionally, has your child been able to separate from you, trust and respond to another adult, and adjust to environments beyond your home? Physically, can your child function well for several hours without a nap and, depending on his age and school requirements, is he toilet-trained and able to dress/undress himself with minimal assistance? Ask close family members, your pediatrician and friends who know your child for their thoughts about your childâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s readiness. Most importantly, trust your instincts. Your know your child best.


The most important factor should be the sense you have of the school environment and its staff. Friendliness, warmth, encouragement and emotional support will be vital as your child explores, processes and develops. Tour the school. Meet the staff. Ask to see samples of class work,


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TERI STATHAM, teacher of the junior kindergarten class at Grace Lutheran Preschool and Kindergarten, brings to life the story of â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Tortoise and the Hareâ&#x20AC;? during Disability Awareness Week. but more importantly, observe how the staff interacts with children â&#x20AC;&#x201D; the words they choose to teach and guide them, and whether they welcome your child. What do your observations tell you? What do people in the community tell you?


The answer is not a resounding â&#x20AC;&#x153;yes,â&#x20AC;? but also not a definite â&#x20AC;&#x153;no.â&#x20AC;? Some parents are successful teaching at home if their child is eager and willing to learn. These students may advance cognitively, but unless they have opportunities to interact with other children and take direction from other adults, problems may appear when they begin formal schooling. Day care settings may provide ample opportunities for social and emotional development, but fewer for guided learning. Parents with limited education, economic uncertainty or family challenges may provide a loving environment, but may be unable to effectively encourage or stimulate learning. The reasons for attending preschool vary according to each childâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s and familyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s needs. Understand your strengths and weaknesses. Be candid with yourself, just as you are when you evaluate your child. This will help you determine what your child needs right now and to understand what you can and can not deliver independently.

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Preschool is an ideal place for a child to learn to listen, follow directions and get along in a group. A childâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ability to do all three â&#x20AC;&#x201D; assuming he feels supported and loved â&#x20AC;&#x201D; will largely determine his success in everything he tries. However, understanding your personal goals for your childâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s first school experience is important, too. Are you convinced the early childhood years should be reserved purely for play? Do you believe your child should be able to read by the time he starts school? Do you want or need your child to be in someoneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s care all day, or prefer to keep your child home until school requirements take precedence over your wishes? An informed decision is essential; part of that is being honest about your values and belief system. If you have ever played the board game LIFE â&#x20AC;&#x201D; or analyzed your high school or college class to see where people landed as mature adults â&#x20AC;&#x201D; you know there are many ways to define success and just as many routes to achieve it. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s important to collect thorough information about the different paths you can take, but even more important to understand your childâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s needs. Whatever you decide, let your children know they can try new things without judgment or fear of failure; that you will be there at the close of each day to give them a hug; and that you will support them on good days and challenging ones. If your children feel your support, encouragement, love and faith in their success, whatever choices you make in their early childhood education will likely be just right.

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State High building program wins national award STATE COLLEGE â&#x20AC;&#x201D; State College Area High Schoolâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Building Construction Technology Program was recently named the Most Outstanding Student Chapter of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). State College High was selected from 110 total secondary and post-secondary chapters recognized at the International Builders Show in Las Vegas. The second and third place recognitions went to postsecondary institutions. This is the first time a secondary student chapter won the top distinction. The program is run by Chris Warren as part of the high schoolâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Career and Technical Center (CTC). Dr. Sharon Perry, director of the CTC, said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;We are thrilled for Mr. Warren and his students for this outstanding recognition. It is an honor to receive this award among so many excellent secondary and post-secondary programs from across the country. This is a testament to the hard work and service of our students under the leadership of Mr. Warren.â&#x20AC;? Senior Remy Derdel was one of 31 Most Outstanding Students in the nation recognized out of 1,600 secondary students. He is a dual program completer in building construction technology and architecture. He was also the Entrepreneurship Challenge County Winner for 2013 for best business plan. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Our CTC building construction technology class and the NAHB Student Chapter Club has seen success over the years from integrating the latest technology and techniques in the classroom and implementing true professional career expectations taken from the industry,â&#x20AC;? said Warren. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Students learn first hand from being out in the community, working directly with the Pennsylvania Builders Association, local businesses and providing community service and service learning projects that help our local citizens while giving them real civic leadership learning.

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THE MOST OUTSTANDING Student Chapter of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) was awarded Feb. 5 in Las Vegas to State College Area High Schoolâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Building Construction Technology Program. Pictured with the NAHB board of directors are student representatives from State High. Our recent NAHB national award is a testament not only to the rigor and professionalism of our program, but also the desire of our students to expect the best in all they do. â&#x20AC;&#x153;While attending the International Builders Show, accepting the NAHB Award for Most Outstanding Chapter with these diligent and energetic young men and

women, I was taken back when two of the judges came up to me to say our club was the most deserving they had seen in years. They were enlightened by the community service and civic responsibility our students employ at such a young age, and that they do it with humility and care for all who cross their paths. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Our goal in the CTC Building Con-

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Chertow holds wrestling camp at Boalsburg facility By SAM STITZER

BOALSBURG — Former Penn State and United States Olympic wrestler Ken Chertow held a Peak Performance Camp at his training center located at 1950 Linden Hall Road in Boalsburg on February 15 and 16. Chertow was a three-time NCAA AllAmerican and three-time Academic AllAmerican at Penn State University. He has been teaching and coaching wrestling for more than 20 years, including very successful coaching stints at both Penn State and Ohio State. He has been holding camps at his Boalsburg facility for the last 15 years, and has seen his campers excel and succeed at the state, national and international level. His most recent camp is one of many camps and training sessions held throughout the year at his facility. About 100 boys, ages 7 to 17, attended the camp. About half the boys were from Centre County, with the other half coming from all over Pennsylvania and some from other states. Chertow encouraged the parents and school coaches present to help their boys, and to take photos or video of the camp activities if they wanted. After registration, the boys gathered in

Chertow’s gym. Chertow introduced himself and his coaching staff to the boys, then led them through some calisthenics to get limbered up. He then instructed the boys in using various wrestling moves to take down and control an opponent, as well as to escape an opponent’s control. The boys paired up to practice the moves, coached by Chertow and his assistants. The weekend camp included a trip to Penn State to watch the wrestling match between the Nittany Lions and the Oklahoma State University team on Sunday afternoon. Chertow said that wrestling camps were important in his development and success as a wrestler. “Some were very beneficial but others were not very good,” he said. “When I was a Penn State student I spent my summers as a counselor at camps in addition to starting my own camps. I loved working with kids and worked hard to help our students and make my camps very beneficial. When I graduated I knew I would start my own camp and strive to make it the best in the nation. I have been working hard every year since then to help my students succeed and excel.” For more information on Chertow’s wrestling camps, call (814) 466-3466 or visit

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Centre Hall Elementary celebrates 100th day of school By SAM STITZER

CENTRE HALL — On Feb. 14 the first grade students at Centre Hall Elementary School, led by teachers Vickie Fultz and Kathy Wert, celebrated the 100th day of the school year, engaging in numerous activities all centered around the number 100. The 100th day of school celebration is a long-standing tradition at this school. This year’s activities were postponed several times because of snow days taken by the school district. Two weeks before the 100th day, the students made hats from newspaper and decorated the hats with 100 items of their choice. They wore the hats on the celebration day. The hats were decorated in many creative ways, with items such as candy, stickers and small toy cars. One resembled a snowman, adorned with 100 cotton balls. The students wrote stories describing what they would be like when they were 100 years old. “I will wear glasses with really thick lenses,” wrote a student named Hannah in her composition. It continued, “I will wear

sweaters, shirts and polka dot dresses that will keep me warm. I will sit on the porch to watch the sun set and take lots of naps every day. I will walk with a cane. I will drag my feet because I’m old. I will also have wrinkled skin and gray hair.” The kids also made 100th day bookmarks, filling in blanks in statements such as, “I wish I had 100...” (iPads, dragons, dollars); “I wish I could eat 100...” (lollipops, potato chips); “I wish I could see 100...” (birds, landscapes); and “But I’d never want 100...” (frogs, robbers, brothers). In the hallway was a poster listing what the students thought were 100 great things about school. Number one on the list was snow days, followed by 99 other responses, including friends, teachers, crafts and surprisingly, math, reading, tests and even homework. Hanging beside the poster were several 100th day mosaics made by the students by pasting pieces of paper and stickers in place to form scenes. The students enjoyed their 100th day activities, which helped chase away the winter doldrums and provided a great learning experience as well.

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STATE COLLEGE — The third annual Centre Gives, sponsored by Centre Foundation, will take place from midnight on Tuesday, May 6, through noon on Wednesday, May 7. “Once again, Centre Foundation will provide $100,000 in matching dollars and $25,000 in prizes toward Centre Gives,” said executive director Molly Kunkel. Centre Foundation is teaming up with the Council on Foundations to take part in the “Give Local America” event, which coincides with Centre Gives. By participating in this national event with more than 85 other community foundations, Centre Foundation’s Centre Gives event will

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FERGUSON TOWNSHIP — Ferguson Township snowplow drivers have reported seeing several children play in and around snow piles near the roadside as roads are being treated. This behavior poses a potential danger to children as snowplow drivers may not see children playing so close to the road as it is being cleared. Parents and caregivers are asked to make sure children are clear of roadside snow piles while township snowplow trucks are treating the roads. Children playing behind or tunneling inside of snow piles near the roadside may not be visible to township snowplow drivers. Dead end roads and cul-de-sacs may pose a particular danger as higher snow piles may exist in these areas. The township appreciates the cooperation of all residents, young and old, as it works to clear the roadways from winter storms. For additional questions, please contact Dave Modricker, Ferguson Township public works director, at (814) 2384651.

Locations noted for recycling CFL bulbs STATE COLLEGE — Looking to recycle compact fluorescent bulbs (CFLs)? The Centre County Recycling and Refuse Authority reminds community members that small, unbroken, ice cream cone-shaped CFL bulbs can be recycled at the following locations: n Centre County Recycling and Refuse Authority, 253 Transfer Road, Bellefonte n State College Borough Building, 243 Allen St. n State College Borough service facility, 330 South Osmond St. n Lowe’s, 104 Valley Vista Drive, State College n Home Depot, 2615 Green Tech Drive, State College

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WEBELO SCOUTS from Cub Scout Pack No. 82, chartered through State College Elks Lodge No. 1600, recently attended the Juniata Valley Scout Council’s Klondike Derby at the Seven Mountain Boy Scout Camp. The temperatures were in the single digits, but that didn’t detract from the excitement of the Klondike Derby participants. Pictured are Johnny Lonsdale, Alex LeVan (den chief), Zac Brezovec, Brendan Locke, Jake LeVan and Max Plummer.


Jenny, a young Boxer/Ridgeback mix, is all bundled up and ready to walk out of PAWS with a new forever family. Having completed lots of training, this smart girl knows numerous commands and walks very nicely on her leash. Thanks to the help of her PAWS’ Pet Partner, she is learning to act better when meeting strangers since she tends to become protective of her parents. Because of those protective tendencies, she will only be placed in a home with no children. A home with no other pets would be best for Jenny, but she plays nicely with some other dogs. Please visit if you would like to learn more about Jenny, whose adoption fee has already been paid for by her Guardian Angel. Since she does not do well with the traditional style of showings at PAWS — located at 1401 Trout Road in State College — approved applicants can meet Jenny by appointment. Jenny and her family will be treated to free training once she is adopted.

Easter egg hunt set BELLEFONTE — The fifth annual Bellefonte Community Easter Egg Hunt will take place at 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 19, at Talleyrand Park. All children are invited to participate. The hunt will be divided by age groups and children will be searching for 10,000 candy-filled plastic eggs donated by local clubs and fire companies. Prizes will be donated by local merchants and other organizations. For more information, or to make donations or volunteer, contact Mary McMurtrie at or (814) 574-3240.

Co-op schedules kickoff STATE COLLEGE — The Friends & Farmers Food Cooperative will hold its membership kickoff celebration from 3 to 6 p.m. on Sunday, March 2, at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 780 Waupelani Dr. This free event will give the public a chance to learn about the co-op. There will also be live music, food, speakers, kids’ activities and door prizes. Visit for more information.

Church to host yard sale PLEASANT GAP — An indoor yard sale will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 22, at Pleasant Gap United Methodist Church, 179 S. Main St. in Pleasant Gap. Items for sale include books, baked goods, craft items, and odds and ends. Lunch will be available for purchase. Proceeds support Relay for Life. Call (814) 359-3011 for more information.

Rendezvous set for Feb. 22 RIDGWAY — The 15th annual Chainsaw Carvers Rendezvous will take place beginning at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 22, on Main Street in Ridgway, Elk County. The event, which is held throughout town, runs through Saturday, March 1. More than 200 chainsaw carving artists will be present. There is a public auction of the carvings. Admission is free. For more information, call Liz Boni at (814) 772-0400.

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The Susquehanna Heartland Wine Trail will begin its annual March Wine Trail Month festivities. During each weekend in March, the wineries that comprise the Susquehanna Heartland Wine Trail will offer live entertainment and food and wine pairings. Tickets can be purchased at any of the following wineries: Armstrong Valley Winery, Halifax; Benigna’s

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Office of Aging offers variety of services for seniors By BRITTANY SVOBODA

BELLEFONTE â&#x20AC;&#x201D; The Older Americans Act was passed in 1965 and established authority for grants to state governments to create community social service projects for older people. From this, the Centre County Office of Aging, one of 56 state agencies on aging, was created in the 1970s and has many programs for seniors who want to be involved in their community or need a little extra help. According to the 2009 Census, 15.4 percent of Centre Countyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s population consists of seniors 60 years and older. With retirement communities like the Village at Penn State, Village Heights and Foxdale Village and others in the area, Centre County is an increasingly popular place to stay involved while enjoying the later years in life. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s where the Centre County Office of Aging comes into the picture. To help seniors get involved and stay involved in the community, the agency has programs in place such as the Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP), said acting director JR Reed. RSVP has been in the county since 1985, and connects volunteers who are 55 years and older with 130 non profit agencies throughout Centre County. With tax season coming up, Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) might be a good place to

start volunteering. VITA, Reed said, offers tax assistance to lowincome households, February through April at several locations in Centre County. Another volunteer option through RSVP is the Nexus Pen Pal Project. This intergenerational program brings adults and local grade school students together via letters to share their experiences with each other. To facilitate even more community involvement, there are six senior centers in Centre County that provide group activities and outings at the center and throughout the region. If needed, transportation to and from the center can be arranged, Reed said. The centers are in Bellefonte, Centre Hall, State College, Madisonburg, Philipsburg and Snow Shoe. Along with volunteer and involvement opportunities, the Centre County Office of Aging also offers a variety of services for senior citizens. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We pay for transportation for people over age 60,â&#x20AC;? Reed said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t matter if theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re going to a doctorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s appointment, to grocery shop, to get medications or just going out.â&#x20AC;? This service is provided at no cost. Another service provided to seniors who are homebound is daily-delivered meals. This program is also free, but the agency asks for donations to offset costs. Other programs, which Reed called â&#x20AC;&#x153;option services,â&#x20AC;? do have

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THE CENTRE COUNTY Office of Aging offers a variety of services for senior citizens. The office helps seniors get involved â&#x20AC;&#x201D; and stay involved â&#x20AC;&#x201D; in the community. a cost based on income. They are available for those who need a little more help with day-to-day activities. A personal care aide can be sent to the home to help with bathing, getting dressed and light housekeeping. If someone needs a little more

supervision during the day, there is the option of adult day care. Home modifications and repairs, like installing ramps or handrails, is also an option service for seniors through the Office of Aging. To ensure safety in case of

an accident, the agency can also issue personal emergency response buttons for seniors to wear. For more information about the Centre County Office of Aging, visit or call (814) 355-6716.

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Gotta keep movin’ to age gracefully When it comes to aging gracefully, with agility and strength, nothing can top the value of exercise. But what kind and how much is beneficial, without causing damage to stiffening joints and spines? For some of those answers, I approached people in the exercise business. I asked Dean Plafcan, lead physical therapist at Penn State Hershey, about seniors and fitness programs. “The first thing would be to make sure the person was cleared by their doctor,” said Plafcan. “Usually the doctors will write a sentence or two about Connie Cousins what they would like covers Centre County for the worked on, as in the Centre County case of rehabilitating Gazette. Email her a knee or hip after reat correspondent@ placement surgery. centrecounty A broken bone usugazette. com ally heals in six to eight weeks, but can take as long as 12 to 14 weeks for the X-rays to show total healing. You want to be sure the client is ready and motivated.” Once the client is cleared to begin a physical therapy program, screening begins. Plafcan described seven tests that are involved in fine movement screening, or FMS. There is a score range from zero to 13 for each that are indicators of stability and mobility. The history of the patient is equally important. What activities did he or she participate in before the injury or surgery? What sports did the patient play when young? It’s also important to pick exercise that people can imagine themselves continuing. Are biking, treadmill work and weight training abhorrent? What about walking or swimming as a continuing activity, once


the initial site of injury has healed or been rehabilitated? All of these questions are considerations for someone who comes to the physical therapy department. If there are other issues such as high blood pressure or heart disease, it becomes even more important that the physicians communicate in the process. There is cardiac rehab for heart patients, and they can be monitored to check response to exercise, which would be set up through the heart doctor. Lung problems are handled much the same way, with the pulmonologist giving the approval for a person to start a workout regimen. When the patient arrives at a physical therapy department or a gym, he is put through some basic testing to see what his flexibility and range of motion is like. Then the physical therapist can set up an exercise program geared to a patient’s condition and goals. In furthering my search for answers to an older adult starting to exercise, I stopped by Victory Sports in State College and talked to general manager Tim Argiriadi. He said, “If you want to start using the equipment there or work with a trainer, you also must answer some questions about your history and level of activity. After the screening data is obtained — and only if cleared by your physician — a trainer will help the client decide on a program. He or she will put you through a few movements to evaluate your overall strength, balance and flexibility. An attendant would still show the new member around and explain the use of each machine even if the members wanted to work on their own. There are varying levels of coaches and trainers at Victory.” He said the needs of the client dictate the level of trainer needed. “I recommend that a new client spend two or three days a week with a trainer for one to two months. If cost is prohibitive, there are half-hour sessions available and other ways to cut costs,” said Argiriadi.



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I spoke with Pam Richards Visnovsky, who was working on a bicycle, as I looked around the Victory facility. Although not a senior, she was willing to talk with me about her workout regimen. “I am working on strength and balance,” said Visnovsky. Her problem area is a left knee that she said has no cartilage. She also shared that her mother is an 89-year-old member of the Silver Sneakers class at Victory and attends two or three days a week. I found that to be very impressive. Silver Sneakers is a program that many insurance companies provide. It allows you to take classes at Victory, as well as at other gyms and the YMCA in Centre County, with no charge. To find out if your insurance covers such a program, you simply stop by and show your card to the front desk person and they can check for you. The classes are fun, and use weights and stretch bands to increase strength and flexibility. The most important thing you can do as you age is simply keep moving. Find an activity you like for summer and winter and keep at it. If you walk in the summer, but find the ice and snow too intimidating, you might walk at the mall or try swimming. Some people who do not like to go out in the chilly weather are faithful to doing a workout at home. I once wore out a Jane Fonda workout tape and, although I am no longer interested in high-impact exercise, I know there are many alternatives. I have a friend who gets up early and heads for her treadmill

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THERE ARE plenty of low-impact exercises designed to help seniors stay healthy. The exercises also increase flexibility. and is all done by about 7 a.m. Yoga is wonderful, and once you learn a few positions you can easily do that at home also. As nutrition does play a part in healthy aging, I also want to point out an upcoming workshop from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., on Wednesday, Feb. 26, at Victory Sports. Emmitt Terrell, a certified fitness nutrition specialist, will speak on “Nutrition for Immune Health” and free food samples and door prizes will be available.



STATE COLLEGE — For senior citizens, there is a certain amount of stress tied to remaining physically active. Luckily, in Centre County, the YMCA is helping people achieve physical activity with unique programs specifically targeted toward older adults. The YMCA is a popular spot for senior citizens to get their healthy dose of exercise, as it offers various programs to stretch, strengthen and challenge those who want to keep fit. One of its more popular classes focuses on movement through water. Arthritis and More Water Exercise includes various types of walking patterns in the water, as well as the use of foam dumbbells for upper body strength. This class aims to strengthen joints and increase mobility, while keeping the intensity light. The Active Adult Total Fitness class is one of the more challenging classes in the program, as it includes cardiovascular exercises, balancing exercises and exercises designed to strengthen abdominal muscles. According to Andrew Combs of the YMCA in State College, the most popular class in the Active Older Adult program is gentle yoga. Gentle yoga is not as intense as a normal yoga class, but it still incorporates various stretches and movements to increase mobility and strengthen joints

and muscles. The YMCA also offers Zumba, Tai Chi and other movement classes. Each class is specifically designed to suit different needs depending on one’s fitness level. “The Active Older Adult program gives people something to challenge their bodies without disabling or straining themselves,” Combs explained. According to Liz Toukonen, the branch executive director of the YMCA, the Active Older Adult program is extremely popular. The classes are low impact, but they still provide important exercises to increase strength, mobility and energy. The classes can also be modified for members who are struggling with physical ailments or restrictions. The YMCA in Moshannon Valley has a program for senior citizens called Silver Sneakers. The program is an aerobics class where people move to music while performing different exercises using weights, resistance balls and elastic bands. Chairs can also be used for those who need support sitting or standing. The Silver Sneakers program is very popular, with around 30 to 38 people per class. For more information on the Active Older Adult program or other programs offered by the YMCA, visit The YMCA has three locations in Centre County — State College, Bellefonte and Philipsburg.

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The Centre County Gazette — Mature Lifestyles

A winter wonderland may be your heart’s biggest hazard From Gazette staff reports STATE COLLEGE — Winter’s brisk temperatures are more than an inconvenience — cold weather can also be a threat to your body, particularly your heart’s health. In recognition of American Heart Month, a Geisinger expert warns residents about winter’s weather-related heart hazards. “Exposure to cold weather causes the arteries to tighten, slowing blood flow and reducing the amount of oxygen that reaches the heart,” said Dr. Michael Lesko, cardiologist at Geisinger-Gray’s Woods. “Regardless of your age or health, it’s always wise to exercise caution when exerting yourself in the cold.” According to Lesko, those with chronic health conditions are at the greatest risk in cold weather. “Cold air causes an immediate increase in blood pressure and increased heart rate, which aggravates chronic health conditions such as hypertension, cardiovascular disease and respiratory disease,” he said. “Cold weather greatly heightens the risk of heart attack for those with health conditions.” To avoid putting extra stress on your heart in the cold, he recommends monitoring your physical activity level. “Shoveling snow is a winter activity that is familiar to all,” Lesko said. “Shoveling is particularly hazardous

because it requires such high physical demand and oftentimes the body hasn’t had a chance to properly warm up. Shoveling can be extremely dangerous for those who don’t exercise regularly.” In addition to shoveling, physical exercise is hard on the heart during the winter, especially if you’ve been in an exercise lull. Your body’s response to exercise, which is a rise in blood pressure and heart rate, is easily exaggerated when you’re not conditioned. “Before going out into the cold, warm up your muscles for 10 minutes with light exercise,” Lesko said. To avoid over-working your heart, wrap a scarf loosely around your nose and mouth so the cold air is warmed before entering the lungs. If you spend more than an hour in the cold, especially during exercise, wear a face mask lined with moisture-wicking material. “When it’s cold, blood flow is concentrated in the body’s core, making the heart work harder to pump blood to the extremities,” Lesko said. “Always remember to wear gloves and warm footwear to ease the burden on your heart and keep you protected from frostbite.” By dressing appropriately, conditioning before entering the cold and listening to your body, strain on the heart can be minimized while activity in the outdoors can be fully enjoyed.

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Community senior centers are for the young at heart By KAREN DABNEY

STATE COLLEGE — In Centre County, there’s no need for seniors to sit home alone feeling isolated. The Centre County Office of Transportation provides low cost shared van rides to all six community senior centers for residents ages 60 and older. “The senior center keeps you young,” said Carol Clitherow, the program assistant at the Centre Region Senior Center in State College. “It’s a great place. Everybody is a little reluctant to come at first, so I always say bring a friend with you ... I know if they come to the center, we’d find something they liked.” Anyone who is 55 years or older is welcome at the senior centers in State College, Bellefonte, Centre Hall, Madisonburg, Snow Shoe and Philipsburg. “Our population spans at least 40 years,” said Clitherow. “Younger seniors and more seasoned seniors. Our oldest senior is 98.” Clitherow and Cindy Stahlman, the new supervisor of the Centre Region Senior Center, want to change people’s stereotypes about senior centers. “It’s just a great place,” said Stahlman. “We don’t play bingo 24/7. We’re trying to break that reputation. Once people come here, they love it.” She wants to expand services for younger seniors, and is considering adding a cyber café. Stahlman said the centers keep seniors active mentally and physically. They offer socialization, education and affordable hot lunches. Daily lunch menus are listed online and in local newspapers. The suggested donation for a hot lunch is $1.25 for adults age 60 and over, and $3.51 for adults age 55 to 59. Seniors should notify the center two days in advance to reserve a meal. Five of the senior centers are managed by the Centre County Office of Aging and are open from approximately 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Snow Shoe Center is open on

Tuesdays and Thursdays, and has some programs on Fridays. In Penns Valley, the Centre Hall Center is open on Tuesdays, and the Penns Valley Center in Madisonburg is open the remainder of the week. The centers in Philipsburg and Bellefonte are open every weekday. The Centre Region Center is run as partnership between the Centre County Office of Aging and Centre Region Parks and Recreation, which provides many of the activities. It is open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on weekdays. Activities at the Centre Region Center include games, trips, classes, arts and crafts, music, exercise programs, discussion groups, health programs and computer tutoring in the computer lab. The other centers serve smaller populations and have fewer activities. Events calendars for each center are available online and in local newspapers. Most of the centers offer health classes and screenings, including diabetes education. The Centre Region Center has partnered with Mount Nittany Health to offer a free monthly diabetes support group led by a Diabetes Network-certified educator. Some of the centers offer an exercise program. The Centre Region Center offers several, including gentle yoga, line dancing, Tai Chi, Chair Zumba, weight lifting, Healthy Steps in Motion and a senior hiking group. Centre Region Parks and Recreation classes currently offered at the Centre Region Center include genealogy, drawing, knitting, discussion groups, electronic gadgets, an open artist studio and how to play bridge. The jazz band meets once a week and is actively seeking new members. A librarian from Schlow Centre Region Library leads the book discussion group. The other senior centers offer crafts, games, parties and trips to restaurants and shops. Some offer technology classes. Clitherow organizes monthly van trips to nearby towns such as Bellefonte to visit restaurants and shops. She also plans several bus trips each year to destinations

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CENTRE COUNTY senior centers provide activities for senior citizens who wish to stay physically and mentally active — and have fun doing it. such as the World War II and Korean War memorials in Washington, D.C. Any senior can attend programs at the senior centers. To reserve a shared ride in the Centre County van, seniors 60 or older can call their senior center one to two days in advance or call the Centre County Office of Transportation. Lift van service can be provided for seniors with disabilities. The suggested donation for a ride in the Centre County van is 50 cents per stop. Curb-to-curb transportation service is

available through CATARIDE for $3 per stop for seniors 65 and older and qualified disabled individuals in locations served by CATA. To offset the cost of parking in State College, the Centre Region Center provides two-hour parking garage vouchers for seniors who drive to the center, if they attend the lunches. “There’s no need to be alone anymore,” said Clitherow. “It’s just getting to that first step. It’s amazing, the friendships that develop.”

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Local Senior Centers

SENIOR COMMUNITY CENTERS AND DINING SITES Bellefonte Center Vickey Confer, center manager 203 N. Spring St., Bellefonte Daily, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. (814) 355-6720 Centre Hall Center Jane Rudy, center manager Centre Hall Fire Hall, Centre Hall Tuesdays, 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays at the Penns Valley Center (814) 364-9511 Centre Region Center Cindy Stahlman, supervisor 131 South Fraser St., State College Daily, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

(814) 231-3076 Penns Valley Center Jane Rudy, center manager 102 Leisure Lane, Madisonburg Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesdays at the Centre Hall Center, 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. (814) 349-8188 Philipsburg Center Julie Blazosky, center manager Philipsburg Towers, 300 North Front St., Philipsburg Daily, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

(814) 342-6549 Snow Shoe Center Brenda Kim, center manager Medical Center, Snow Shoe Tuesdays, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Programs at center on first and third Thursdays of the month Center activities available Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays (814) 387-4086

Centre Region NSC 131 South Fraser St. State College, PA 16801 (814) 231-3076

Centre Penns Valley Area Center 102 Leisure Lane P.O. Box 32 Madisonburg, PA 16852 (814) 349-8188

Community Senior Center activity calendars and daily menus: aspx?NID=349 — Centre County Office of Aging

Centre Philipsburg NSC 300 North Front St. Philipsburg, PA 16866 (814) 342-6549

TRANSPORTATION TO SENIOR CENTERS Centre County Office of Aging Willowbank County Office Building 420 Holmes St., Room 245, Bellefonte 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday (814) 355-6716

Centre SnowShoe NSC MountaintopMedicalCenter 402 Sycamore Road P.O. Box 152 Snow Shoe, PA 16874 (814) 387-4086

Centre County Office of Transportation (814) 355-6807

Centre Bellefonte NSC 203 N. Spring St. Bellefonte, PA 16823 (814) 355-6720

CATA (transportation to the Bellefonte and Centre Region Senior Centers) Main office: 2081 West Whitehall Road, State College Downtown sales office: 108 East Beaver Ave., State College (814) 238-CATA Penn State Paratransit Service (Penn State only) (814) 863-7021

Centre Hall Center Centre Hall Fire Hall 207 North Pennsylvania Avenue P.O. Box 572 Centre Hall, PA 16828 (814) 364-9511 CHRIS MORELLI/Gazette file photo

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Manage diabetes with these SilverSneakers program provides safe space for food and exercise tips When you’re living with diabetes, it’s important to manage your diabetes and not let it manage you. Keeping your blood sugar level within your target range is key to living with diabetes. In addition to medication, two factors that can make your blood sugar rise and fall are food and physical activity. Understanding how food and exercise can affect you will allow you to better manage your blood sugar levels and live a full life with limited restrictions from diabetes. When it comes to food, your blood sugar levels can be affected by what you eat, how much you eat and when you eat. To help manage your diabetes, use these tips: Heather Harpster n Limit your intake of is a doctor at the sugar and sweets. Increased Mount Nittany intake of sugar and sweets Medical Center. not only contributes to weight gain, but can also cause sustained spikes in blood sugar levels. So, eat less candy, desserts and pastries. Avoid intake of fruit juices and sweetened beverages. Instead, drink plenty of water and unsweetened beverages. n Consume regular, spaced meals throughout the day. Consuming meals throughout the day can help balance blood sugar levels and prevent you from overeating at the next meal. Try to eat something every four to five hours throughout the day, and do not skip meals. Some people find it helpful to eat five to six small meals throughout the day instead of three larger meals. n Control your intake of carbohydrates. Carbohydrate is the main nutrient that affects blood sugar levels. Therefore, it is important to control the amount of carbohydrates that you eat every day. Try to consume smaller portions of foods containing carbohydrates. Also, try to consume the same amount of carbohydrates at each meal. n Consume well-balanced meals. Consuming balanced meals not only ensures you are getting


a variety of nutrients your body needs, but also helps decrease the glycemic response following a meal. Make every meal well-balanced by eating a mix of whole grain starches, fruits, vegetables, lean proteins and healthy fats. For help, use the USDA’s Choose My Plate food plan. n Understand how food affects your medication. Too little food with certain diabetes medications can result in dangerously low blood sugar levels, while too much food can cause your blood sugar to reach extremely high levels. Talk with your health care provider about the best meal plan for you and about healthy meals you can make. Physical activity can help you maintain a healthy weight and blood sugar levels. To help manage your diabetes, use these exercise tips: n Increase your activity. Regular exercise is an important part of your diabetes treatment plan. Exercise can help lower blood sugar, cholesterol and blood pressure levels. The type and amount of exercise that is right for you should be discussed with your health care provider. n Consult your doctor. Check with your health care provider before starting any exercise program. Your doctor may want to check the condition of your heart and feet before recommending a type of exercise plan for you. n Understand how exercise affects your medication. Talk with your health care provider about how to coordinate your medications and food intake with your exercise plan. Try to exercise at the same time throughout the week so that you can coordinate your meal and medication schedules accordingly. n Monitor your blood sugar closely with exercise. Check your blood sugar level before, during and after exercise. In case your blood sugar drops to too low of a level, be sure to carry a source of fast-acting sugar, such as glucose tablets or juice, with you at all times. n Stay hydrated. Dehydration can affect blood sugar levels, so drink plenty of water during exercise. Learning to live a full and healthy life is everyone’s goal who has diabetes, and education is the first step to good diabetes control.


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STATE COLLEGE — The SilverSneakers Fitness Program is a nationwide imitative to promote and help older adults and seniors live healthy and active lifestyles. One local fitness center, The North Club, has invested itself in the program and works hard to keep it going. The North Club has been a SilverSneakers provider for about five years and has approximately 450 members, according to club manager Eric Weidenhof. Members are eligible to participate in three group fitness programs, which include resistance and strength training, cardio and yoga. The classes are for those who are 65 years and older. “The classes are nice,” Weidenhof said. “The social aspect (of them) is important.” He said that it’s typical for those who attend the class together to go out to breakfast afterward. “It’s a good group.” The club has also started offering other special events for seniors, such as a bingo night. “We’re more than a gym,” Weidenhof said. “We’re a club. The members keep tabs on each other. They even get worried about the instructors. Sometimes, they’ll still do the class even if the instructor can’t make it.” Weidenhof said it’s good that

older adults understand the importance of health and staying fit. “Not everyone that uses our program is healthy. But the members will talk and give each other advice.” Attending all of the classes isn’t mandatory for SilverSneakers participants, Weidenhof said. “They do what they want to do.” There is an option for personal training, he said, but that it isn’t covered under the program. Weidenhof suggests that members check with their insurance companies about coverage. “Our trainers are very good with physical therapy.” Those eligible for SilverSneakers receive a fitness membership to participating facilities. Since the program is national, the membership is transferrable to any gym that participates. Insurance companies in Pennsylvania that cover the SilverSneakers program are AARP Medicare Supplement Insurance Plan, Cigna-HealthSpring, Geisinger Health Plan, Highmark, Humana and Independence Blue Cross. “The population in State College is getting older,” Weidenhof said. “It’s important for them to have a place to go and feel comfortable at. I can’t say one bad thing about the program. They’ve earned it, and they enjoy it.” For more information about The North Club’s SilverSneakers program, visit or

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Helping seniors stay independent Over the years, I’ve had many conversations with patients’ loved ones about helping seniors maintain their independence at home. In honor of February being National Senior Independent Month, I would like to provide some helpful tips I’ve shared with them. One particular area of concern I’ve addressed is how to prevent falls at home — and it’s with good reason. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, falls are the leading cause of injury-related deaths and hospital trauma admissions for people 65 and over. Fortunately, most falls can be prevented with proper education and the right environment. At Mount Nittany Medical Center, I am part of a multidisciplinary team dedicated to preventing patient falls. Together we have implemented a comprehensive fall prevention program that involves patient assessment, monitoring and, of course, education. Just as we educate our patients about the different environmental factors that could lead to falls in patient rooms, such as furniture being on wheels, beds being at different Jeanne MathisHalpin is a heights than at home, phones being on walls registered nurse instead of stands, etc., it is important to evaluat Mount Nittany ate the home environment as well. Medical Center. Here are a few things to look for, specifically: n Hallways should be free of clutter and obstructions. n Medicines should be accessible without needing the help of a bench or stool. Seniors should also be aware of any medications that could affect balance, potentially causing a fall. n Floors should be free of “loose” carpets, such as throw rugs, as well as electrical cords. n Bathrooms should have grip bars installed near toilet and tub/shower. Non-slip strips should be placed in tub/shower. n Bedside should have a lamp and phone. n Lighting in the home should be abundant and bright, including nightlights. n Make sure there an adequate number of wall-mounted phones. n Stairways should have handrails securely fastened to walls. n Pets require the use of extra precaution. Falls can occur from tripping over cats or dogs. These are just a few suggestions for preventing falls at home. It is always best to consult a physician for additional information and measures, such as walkers, canes, glasses, changes in medication, etc., that could help prevent falls for seniors and help them remain independent in their homes.

Maintaining strength is key to older adults functioning well By Penn State Hershey Newsroom


Although people of any age can benefit from regular strength training, it becomes especially important for those in middle age and beyond. That’s when muscle fiber begins to break down at a rate of about one pound per year. “When you lose enough muscle, you aren’t able to do things you used to be able to do,” says Dr. Christopher Sciamanna, chief of internal medicine at Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center. Things like walking, lifting and carrying groceries, pushing a vacuum cleaner or pulling a piece of furniture become more difficult as muscle is lost. That’s why, one year ago, Sciamanna started a program called Band Together, which offers free progressive strength-training classes run by trained volunteers in area churches and community centers. For 40 minutes, twice a week, participants use resistance bands to do shoulder presses, chair stands, pulls, calf raises, bicep curls and chest presses. Sciamanna began the program because he saw many patients in his primary care practice who didn’t exercise their whole lives and were intimidated by the prospect of joining a gym at age 75. “Plus, if you’re on a fixed income, you’re not joining,” he says. Although strength training doesn’t deliver as much calorie burn or cardiovascular benefit as other types of exercise, Sciamanna says it has been shown to lower blood pressure, blood sugar and relive joint pain. Strengthening muscles also protects bones. “Muscles cross the joints, so

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A PROGRAM CALLED Band Together offers free progressive strength-training classes run by trained volunteers in area churches and community centers. having muscle that is strong and fit usually reduces pain in the joints,” he says. “The stress has to be taken up by something. It can be cartilage, bone or muscle.” Strength-training exercises are simple, basic moves that anyone can do at home with a set of resistance bands of varying thicknesses and a chair. “If you can do it 15 times, then you want to increase the resistance,” he says. “Your body will get stronger to handle the load.” Two or three sessions of 30 to 45 minutes each week are enough for building and maintaining muscle. Sciamanna says resistance bands are ideal for older adults for many reasons: “They are inexpensive, portable, and if you drop them, nobody gets hurt.” Many resistance band kits come with DVDs of suggested exercises. Sciamanna says it’s more important to focus on larger movements such as standing, pushing forward, pushing up and



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The Power of Pink

On an emotional afternoon at the BJC, No. 11 PSU takes down Wisconsin By PAT ROTHDEUTSCH

UNIVERSITY PARK — The No. 11 Penn State women’s basketball team was cruising along in fourth gear Sunday afternoon when they were suddenly overtaken by the very determined and patient Wisconsin Badgers late in the second half. No worries, though. Penn State simply shifted into fifth and sped away from Wisconsin down the stretch for a 78-68 Big Ten victory in the annual Pink Zone game at the BJC. Penn State battled to a six-point lead at halftime and then extended that lead to as many as 10 points in the second half. But Wisconsin, spreading out the Nittany Lion zone and patiently waiting for good looks, whittled away at the lead. With just under seven minutes to play, a jumper by Wisconsin’s Malayna Johnson put the Badgers ahead, 58-56, for the first time since early in the game. Penn State regrouped after a time out, switched into an aggressive man-to-man defense, and then out hustled and outscored Wisconsin 22-10 down the stretch to secure the win. “We are a very versatile team,” Penn State point guard Dara Taylor said. “We’re very athletic and we can get up and defend. Our conditioning, our strength. “We still had our legs when they started to get a little tired in the second half. With our conditioning, we were able to take it to a different level.” The 12,585 fans in attendance for the Pink Zone celebration saw the Lady Lions get off to a disquieting start. Before many of those fans had even found their seats, PSU was already down by a score of 11-2. But guard Maggie Lucas and the three other seniors on the team — Talia East, Taylor, and Ariel Edwards — led the Lady Lions back into the game. A jumper by Lucas at the 10-minute mark tied it at 16, and then a 3-pointer by Lucas gave Penn State its first lead.

PENN STATE’S Maggie Lucas (33) puts up a shot during Sunday’s Pink Zone Game with Wisconsin at the Bryce Jordan Center. From there Penn State went on a 15-8 run to take a 10-point, 34-24 lead. Wisconsin was able to get two 3-pointers from Nicole Bauman and another four points by Johnson that closed the gap to 40-34 going into halftime. “It was a struggle all game for us to develop a rhythm,” Penn State coach Coquese Washington said, “on either side of the floor.” That struggle continued into the second half for the Lions. East and Tori Waldner opened the final 20 minutes with baskets that put PSU ahead by ten, 44-34. The run that would have put the game away, however, kept eluding Penn State as Wisconsin doggedly held on. The Badgers, led by Bauman’s 17 points and the inside play of Michala Johnson (19 points), slowly crept up on Penn State until a three by Bauman tied the game and

a follow up by Michala’s sister Malayna gave Wisconsin the lead, 58-56, with 6:56 to play. Time out. “We just talked about what will happen next,” Washington said. “We talked about getting touches in the paint, not shooting too many quick jumpers and getting the ball inside, having some patience and poise offensively. “And then we made some adjustments to our defense before we went to the manto-man.” When Penn State went to its man-toman with five minutes left to play, it paid immediate dividends. Behind 59-58 at the time, the Lions got, in quick succession, a follow up by East, two free throws by Lucas, a free throw by Taylor, another follow up by East, and a jump shot by Edwards.

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Wisconsin tried to answer with a layup by Taylor Wurtz, but Lucas nailed a jumper in the lane to put PSU ahead 69-61 with only two minutes left. From there, Penn State played out the clock for the win. “Fortunately, we finally found our rhythm in the last five minutes,” Washington said. “We got some big stops down the stretch, and that got us the confidence to go down on the other end. “The last five or six minutes, we were OK in terms of foul trouble and we could go ahead and match up. It worked out.” The four Penn State seniors accounted for 59 of the Lions points in the game. Lucas had 25, Edwards 16, Taylor 10, and East 8. The win pushes Penn State’s overall record to 20-5, and its 11-2 mark is good enough for first place in the conference.

Hawkeyes give Nittany Lions next barometer UNIVERSITY PARK — Iowa wasn’t just Penn State’s opponent Saturday at the Bryce Jordan Center. The Hawkeyes also represented the next level the Nittany Lions can reach as a program. In all likelihood, a team doesn’t vault the standings in a year or two. It usually doesn’t work that way. That’s why my argument has never been Penn State’s an underachieving program because the Nittany Lions aren’t competing for a Big Ten title. But there’s plenty of middle ground that can be reached, and much quicker than some people think. John Patishnock A few weeks ago, I covers Penn State said it’s been a weird athletics for the season for Big Ten Centre County basketball. Gazette. Email I need to clarify that him at sports@ a bit — I mean “weird” centrecounty in a good way. Teams that traditionally aren’t all that competitive, such as Iowa, Nebraska and Northwestern, have been claiming victories against quality conference opponents. And Iowa’s resurgence tops the list of new challengers. After Saturday’s 82-70 victory, Iowa’s record stood at 19-6, (8-4 Big Ten) in Fran McCaffery’s fourth season; all six losses have come against teams that have been ranked this season. In McCaffery’s first season, Iowa finished 11-20, 4-14. Obviously, huge strides have been made since then. The Hawkeyes made the NIT the last


two years, including last season, when they advanced to the NIT title game and ended the year with 25 wins. At no point in McCaffery’s first three seasons did the Hawkeyes ever seriously contend for the conference title, yet they still made progress. This is the natural progression that Penn State should follow. The Nittany Lions aren’t there yet, with Saturday offering an example of what separates a team that wins 15 games between a team that wins 20-plus. Down the stretch, Iowa got to the foul line, hit its free throws and oftentimes limited Penn State to just one shot per possession. “We started to make a run and we were still hanging,” Penn State coach Patrick Chambers said, “but we just couldn’t get ourselves back to the foul line.” It wasn’t just that Iowa won a game that was close for much of the way that stood out, it’s how the Hawkeyes closed the contest. Even though Penn State continually pressed and trapped Iowa, McCaffery didn’t call a timeout as a default mechanism to bail out his players. He definitely could have, since the Hawkeyes had as many as three timeouts in the last few minutes. It was actually refreshing to see a coach who didn’t feel compelled to a call a timeout at the first millisecond of trouble. This isn’t implying Chambers does, just that McCaffery wasn’t like so many other coaches across the country and instead let his guys figure things out on their own. “I trust my guys to move the ball down the floor,” McCaffery said. “I thought overall … we handled the ball pretty well down the stretch.” As I waited after the game to ask Chambers how he feels Penn State’s program compares to Iowa’s, he spoke about McCaffery’s way of doing things and how his

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PENN STATE’S Tim Frazier (23) plays defense during Saturday’s game with Iowa at the Bryce Jordan Center. Frazier and the Nittany Lions struggled at home and fell to the Hawkeyes, 82-70. players have bought into Iowa basketball. It wasn’t just coach speak. Chambers said the Hawkeyes share the ball and that there’s no selfishness or ego among the players. Chambers’ comments are especially important in the context that earlier in the season, he lamented how some of his players allow outside distractions, such as social media, to interfere with their play on the court. I don’t know whether or not Chambers meant that as a veiled message that he wishes his guys played like the Hawkeyes, but you could make an argument that’s exactly what he was doing. When I did ask Chambers whether or not he saw any similarities with Iowa’s recent upward trajectory and what he’s try-

ing to do at Penn State, he spoke like he did, though Chambers feels he’s about a year behind McCaffery, especially since he was hired late in the process and didn’t have the opportunity to implement everything he wanted in his first year with the Nittany Lions. Whether or not Penn State reaches the next level that Iowa’s elevated to probably won’t be known for another year or so, but Chambers feels the Nittany Lions will get there. Hopefully. “I’d like to think we’re on that path, because that’s my vision,” Chambers said. “My vision is exactly what Coach McCaffery’s doing with his program. He’s got a lot of good guys in there, they play a ton of guys, but I’d like to think we’re on that road to success.”

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Megaludis, Ruth lead top-ranked PSU to victory UNIVERSITY PARK — In a match up between the historical king of college wrestling and its latest crown prince, the prince trumped the king. No. 1 Penn State won six of 10 bouts, scoring bonus points in each, to knock off No. 5 Oklahoma State before a Rec Hall sellout crowd of 6,571. “They won some close matches that we obviously would have liked to have won. But that’s a good team. These guys did a great job,” Nittany Lion coach Cael Sanderson said. With his startAndy Elder ing 197-pounder and covers Penn State heavyweight sidewrestling for The lined with injuries, Centre County Cowboys coach John Gazette. Email Smith knew his team him at sports@ centrecounty had to build an mountable early lead. Oklahoma State won three of the first five bouts, but that didn’t instill any confidence in Smith. “No. No. We needed four as we moved forward, knowing our lineup, knowing that our heavyweight was out,” he said. “In the end, in the other two we didn’t do enough to give us any hope.” Early in the 125-pound bout, Oklahoma State looked like it might get a much-needed upset. No. 13 Eddie Klimara scored two first-period takedowns on No. 2 Nico Megaludis and led, 4-1, after the first period. Megaludis said he was confident he could come back. “I was in my own little zone. I had five minutes left and I just wanted to take it to him and make him pay,” he said. “I expected bonus points. I knew he was a little tricky. I wrestled him last year. I knew I’d really have to step it up to get bonus points.” Megaludis, to the delight of a roaring crowd, scored three takedowns in the second period to tie the match at 7-7 heading into the third. He then escaped, scored a takedown with less than a minute to go


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PENN STATE wrestler Ed Ruth, shown here earlier this season against Northwestern, helped lead the top-ranked Nittany Lions past Oklahoma State on Sunday at Rec Hall. and rode Klimara the rest of the period for a riding time point and 11-7 win. “Nico did a great job. He fell behind and kept plugging away and doing what he does,” Sanderson said. The teams swapped 2-0 wins at 133 and 141. No. 4 Jon Morrison made a first-period takedown stand up for a 2-0 win over No. 16 Jimmy Gulibon at 133. And, at 141, No. 2 Zain Retherford rode No. 19 Anthony Collica for the entire second period, escaped early in the second and earned a riding time point for a 2-0 decision. Oklahoma State tied the match again after 149. No. 9 Josh Kindig edged No. 17 Zack Beitz, 5-3. The Cowboys retook the lead when No. 3 Alex Dieringer took No. 6 Dylan Alton down to his back in the first period for a four-point move and added a second-period escape for a 6-4 decision. Penn State tied the match at 9-9 when No. 1 David Taylor used two counter takedowns and a penalty point for stalling to nudge No. 5 Tyler Caldwell, 5-2. Caldwell kept it close by riding Taylor the entire

Four Rams head to regionals ALTOONA — Penns Valley’s Corey Hazel captured the 170-pound title at the District 6 Class AA Wrestling Championships, which were held in Altoona on Feb. 14. Hazel defeated Nico Pecora of Richland, 4-2, in overtime on Friday to capture the crown. Pecora was the top seed in the weight class. Three other Rams will make the trip to Johnstown for the Class AA Southwest Regional Championships, which are slated for the Cambria County War Memorial. Accompanying Hazel to Flood City will be senior Seth Decker (152), sophomore Curtis Decker (120) and Jason Thoms (182). Seth Decker wrestled his way to a second place finish, Curtis Decker finished in third place and Thoms was the surprise of the tournament, finishing fourth.

As a team, the Rams were fifth with 120 points. Huntingdon captured the title with 220.5 points. West Branch (145) was second, Mount Union (142) was third and Cambria Heights (131) was fourth. Another area wrestler, Austin Emel of St. Joe’s Catholic Academy, finished in sixth place. He made it all the way to the consolation semifinals before falling to Nick Hoenstine of Central. He also lost the fifth-place bout, falling to Dan Croyle of Ligonier Valley. The District 6 Class AAA Wrestling Championships will be held this weekend in Altoona. Wrestlers from Centre County schools Bald Eagle Area, Bellefonte, Philipsburg-Osceola and State College will be competing for the right to move on to regionals.

third period. The Lion senior didn’t look like his usual energetic self, but Sanderson said he may have been more tired than anything. “He’s healthy. I think we need to rest him up a little bit and get him ready for the end of the season just so he has more pop,” he said. Then, at 174, the crowd was treated to a rematch of the 2013 NCAA 174-pound final when No. 2 Chris Perry of Okie State met No. 4 Matt Brown of Penn State. The match was 3-3 at the end of regulation and through the first overtime sequence. Neither wrestler scored in the second sudden victory period. Perry rode Brown for the entire tiebreaker period and then escaped six seconds into the next tiebreaker period and held off Brown for a 4-3 win. “It’s a tough win on the road. I don’t think we had, by far, a better match. Chris didn’t seem alert. It’s important to win on the road and it’s important to find ways to win on the road,” Smith said. Perry fought off several Brown take-

down attempts, including one in the first period that he turned into a takedown of his own. “I’d like to see the opposite, not just shooting to be shooting but shooting to score,” Smith said of Perry. Penn State’s second-ranked 174pounder, Ed Ruth, then sent the crowd into a tizzy when he locked up his patented crossface cradle, after multiple attempts, and was able to turn Nolan Boyd and pin him in 5:41. “My head was starting to hurt so I really pulled hard so I could stop being on my head,” Ruth said. Sanderson said the pin was important for a couple reasons. “That was huge. That was, in a way, kind of sealing the dual because we were confident in McIntosh. To get those bonus points, we were down three points going into Ed’s match. That was a big deal,” he said. No. 3 197-pounder Morgan McIntosh then dismantled backup Kyle Crutchmer, 16-2, and backup Jon Gingrich piled up six takedowns in majoring Cowboys backup Ethan Driver, 14-2, at heavyweight. Penn State has just one dual meet left in the season, a 2 p.m. Sunday matchup with Clarion on Senior Day. No. 1 Penn State 23 No. 5 Oklahoma State 12 (Sunday at University Park) 125: No. 2 Nico Megaludis, PSU, dec. No. 13 Eddie Klimara, 11-7. 133: No. 4 Jon Morrison, OSU, dec. No. 16 Jimmy Gulibon, 2-0. 141: No. 2 Zain Retherford, PSU, dec. No. 19 Anthony Collica, 2-0. 149: No. 9 Josh Kindig, OSU, dec. No. 17 Zack Beitz, 5-3. 157: No. 3 Alex Dieringer, OSU, dec. No. 6 Dylan Alton, 6-4. 165: No. 2 David Taylor, PSU, dec. No. 5 Tyler Caldwell, 5-2. 174: No. 2 Chris Perry, OSU, dec. No. 4 Matt Brown, 4-3 TB2. 184: No. 2 Ed Ruth, PSU, pinned Nolan Boyd, 5:41. 197: No. 3 Morgan McIntosh, PSU, maj. dec. Kyle Crutchmer, 16-2. 285: Jon Gingrich, PSU, maj. dec. Ethan Driver, 14-5. Ridge Riley Award winner: Ed Ruth, 184 pounds. Attendance: 6,571 Referee: Mike McCormick. Assistant Referee: Gary Kessel. Takedowns: Oklahoma State 7; Penn State 20. Records: Oklahoma State 9-5; Penn State 14-1. Next match: Clarion at Penn State, 2 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 23.

Spring football program begins soon STATE COLLEGE — The State College Assembly of God boys’ developmental football program will host a football open house from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, March 18. 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) 2383800 or email Information is also available online at

Teener League accepting registrations BELLEFONTE — 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) 8839313.

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Penns Valley bests Penn Cambria in playoff matchup By PAT ROTHDEUTSCH

TYRONE â&#x20AC;&#x201D; What the Penns Valley Lady Rams lacked in size and strength against Penn Cambria on Monday night, they made up with quickness and pressure. And a bit of luck. Squaring off against the Lady Panthers in the first round of the District 6 Class AA playoffs held at Tyrone Middle School, Penns Valley fought off the imposing inside game of Penn Cambria, build a nine-point halftime lead, and then held on through a frantic fourth quarter for a 42-37 win. Guard Karli Ripka and forward Bethany Miller led the Ram attack with 11 points each, but it was the Rams 13-15 performance at the foul line in the final quarter that lit the way to the victory. PV managed only two field goals in the fourth quarter, but Miller calmly sank 7 of 8 foul tries, including 4 of 4 in the final minute, that kept the Rams clear of Penn Cambria and put them into Round 2 of the playoffs. It also didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t hurt that Penn Cambriaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s

high scorer and point guard Tori Shingler was saddled with foul trouble all night and left the game with five fouls with over four minutes still to play. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It was a little bit nerve wracking,â&#x20AC;? Miller said about her trips to the line, â&#x20AC;&#x153;and I knew that I had to KARLI RIPKA make the shots to keep our team in the lead. I had the team behind me, and I knew they had my back. â&#x20AC;&#x153;A little butterflies, but I sink them all the time so it was just another thing. We practice them all the time.â&#x20AC;? The Lady Panther inside combination of forwards Anna Audley and Alison Vincent along with center Megan Wheeler held PVâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s attention all night. The three combined for 21 points, mostly on post moves and follow-ups. But the Rams had a plan, and they stuck with it throughout.


â&#x20AC;&#x153;We knew coming in that we were going to pressure them from the beginning,â&#x20AC;? Penns Valley coach Andrea Boreland said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;and we pressured them to the end and thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s what I think gave us the advantage. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Our girls go hard on defense. I have faith in them â&#x20AC;Ś they

got the job done.â&#x20AC;? Ripka, Courtney Beamesderfer and Makenzie Ironsideâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s outside shooting were instrumental in building the PV 24-15 halftime lead, but those outside shots stopped falling in the second half. PVâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s cold shooting allowed Penn Cambria to fight back into the game, and when Audley completed a three-point play with 12 seconds left in the third quarter, the Panthers took their first lead, 29-27. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We werenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t worried,â&#x20AC;? Miller said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Every team has a point when theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re like,

â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;OK, we need this back.â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Coach called a timeout and she was like, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;We need this back right now.â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Everybody on the team stepped up.â&#x20AC;? Millerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s confidence was borne out in the final quarter. Penns Valley tied the game immediately on a jumper by Beamesderfer, and then three free throws by Miller put the Rams ahead 32-29. A free throw by Ripka and then two more by Ironside made it 35-29. But two baskets by Audley and two foul shots by Kaley Strittmatter pulled PC to within 37-35 with just 45 seconds to play. Penns Valley was able to handle the Panther presses so Penn Cambriaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s only option was to foul. And Miller, of course, had the answer for that. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It was awesome,â&#x20AC;? Ripka said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I knew my team could pull it out. We had the talent, the shooters, and everything to win. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t believe it. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m so happy, and Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m speechless about how I feel.â&#x20AC;? The Lady Rams now take on No. 1 Blairsville in round two. The game will be played at 6 p.m. Friday at Hollidaysburg.

Penns Valley boys, girls get another shot at Blairsville By PAT ROTHDEUTSCH

SPRING MILLS â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not easy to beat a team twice. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s especially not easy if the second meeting is in the playoffs with everything on the line. Just ask Penns Valley coach Terry Glunt. His Rams faced District 6 first round opponent Cambria Heights earlier in the season. That game ended as a relatively smooth 55-36 victory on Feb. 1 at the Ram Dome. But that was a non-league game on a Saturday and not a winner-takes-all playoff game in which the losing players go home and start getting ready for spring sports. So it was no surprise that meeting No. 2 between the two teams was quite a different affair. To their credit, and with strong performances by the seniors, the No. 4 seed Rams held on for an intense 44-40 victory. Penns Valley built a slim five-point halftime lead, increased it to seven at the end of three, and then held on through a Cambria Heights rally for the win. Luke Weaver, Dalton Ulmanic, Will Jackson and Cam Tobias led the Rams efforts which were just enough to hold off the Highlanders. Coach Glunt called the victory a wake-up call for his team, probably with a wary eye toward the Rams opponent in Round 2: Blairsville. The No. 5 seed Blairsville took out No. 12 Juniata 69-43 to set up the showdown with Penns Valley at 7:30 p.m. on Friday at Hollidaysburg High School. The Bobcats are now 19-3 and completed a 15-2 season in the Heritage League.

The team averages 60 points per game, and it has gone over 65 points in a game seven times this season. Forward Troy Williams, a 6-foot-2 junior, leads the Bobcats in scoring with 324 points this season, an average of 19.1 per game. Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s gone over 20 points nine times this year, and gone over 30 points twice. Senior guard Colton McMillan also averages in double figures at 14.2 ppg. McMillan has good size for a guard â&#x20AC;&#x201D; 6 feet tall â&#x20AC;&#x201D; and he is an 80 percent foul shooter. Cameron Livingston, Rhadezz Henderson, Jaylin Rydbom and Alex Horchar are all scoring threats for the Bobcats as well. Blairsville lost two of its final three regular-season games (to Homer Center and Marion Center), but before that was on a 12-game winning streak. The Rams would do well to set their alarm clocks early because the Bobcats are accustomed to winning and will be a severe test for PV. It also seems that for Penns Valley high school in general, all roads lead through Blairsville. The Lady Rams, after their exciting 42-37 win over Penn Cambria, will also take on Blairsville in Round 2. And, if possible, they might actually have a tougher task. The Lady Bobcats are the No 1. seed in the tournament and are 21-1 this season and 16-0 in the Heritage League. Chelsey Koren, a 5-foot-11 junior and team captain, leads Blairsville with 457 points (a 20.8 average per game) and also grabs nine rebounds per game, hands out four assists, and makes five steals. Just behind Koren is point guard Laurel Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Barto, who throws in 17 points per game, hands out seven assists, and makes four steals.

Also scoring for the Bobcats are Nicloe Boyer (11 ppg) and Kia Clayton (6 ppg). Blairsville averages 63 points per game, and the team also makes an incredible 16 steals per outing. Bald Eagle Area boys, the No. 3 seed in the tournament will also be in action against the winner of the Bishop McCort-Central Cambria game at 7 p.m. on Friday at Hollidaysburg Junior High School.

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Penn State football: Circle these dates By BEN JONES

UNIVERSITY PARK — Penn State football had a productive Junior Day (think of it as a field trip to Penn State for some of the nation’s top high school junior football players) this past weekend, landing three recruits to start off the 2015 recruiting class. It’s an important day for the future of the program, with 2015 recruits getting close to making their college decisions. While Junior Day might be the marquee event during a fairly calm period in the college football world, here are six more dates Penn State fans can look forward to in the coming months:


As the NFL Draft gets closer and closer, the NFL Combine is one of two chances that some of Penn State’s best talent will have to prove their worth to NFL scouts. An invitation-only event, the combine will put defensive tackle DaQuan Jones, wide receiver Allen Robinson and offensive guard John Urschel to the test during the week long event. Each former Nittany Lion won’t be tested on the same day, but as all three look to find futures in the NFL, the entire week is an important part of the process.


James Franklin will have been on the job for months without having really worked with his team. That will all change in the middle of March as Franklin takes to the field for the first practice of his Penn State career. This will be an important time for everyone at Penn State as the team learns all of the ins and outs of a Franklin-run operation. It took almost a full year for the team to fully “get” what then-head coach Bill O’Brien was looking for in his first season at the helm, so each practice in the spring will be equally important under Franklin. From schemes to simple practice expectations, there will be a learning curve for both staff and players.


For all of Penn State’s departed players, Pro Day will give them one of the last chances to prove their worth to NFL scouts before the draft. O’Brien’s open-door policy with scouts makes this day a little less important than in previous years, since most scouts have been watching NFL prospects progress in practice throughout the year. Even so, players who weren’t invited to the combine can show off their physical abilities. Robinson, Urschel and Jones can choose to retest any evaluations they were

unhappy with two months earlier. NFL careers won’t be made on this day, but a good showing never hurts.


After Bill O’Brien contemplated getting rid of the Blue-White game all together to keep his team healthy, Penn State still has it on the schedule. Once again, the Nittany Lions wrap up spring practice with a scrimmage that’s open to the general public. There is only so much you can take away from an event like this, but it is a good chance to showcase the team’s depth and development under Franklin. It will be our first chance to see Franklin’s offense and Shoop’s defense, but don’t expect the playbook to open wide. Still, it’s an opportunity to take a look inside the program for 60 minutes of football.


Franklin plans on making big strides with Penn State’s recruiting, and the evaluation period starting on April 15 is one good way to do that. While coaches can’t contact players in person during these visits, Franklin and his staff will now be able to watch prospects in person. The period lasts just more than a month, but is one of many important junctures on the recruiting schedule.

TIM WEIGHT/For The Gazette

PENN STATE first-year football coach James Franklin will have a lot on his plate over the next couple of months. THURSDAY, MAY 8: NFL DRAFT

Months after the NFL Combine and Pro Day, Penn State’s best will finally learn their fates. Free agency is far from a curse, but Penn State’s best chance for a firstround pick is in Allen Robinson. A few of his teammates will probably hear their names called in later rounds, too. Draft day is important for the public relations departments of major football programs across the nation, but Penn State’s legacy with NFL football is fairly well established at this point.

O’Brien will make brief return to Big Ten By BEN JONES

UNIVERSITY PARK — Bill O’Brien will make a brief return to Big Ten football at a University of Iowa coaching clinic according to the university. The former Penn State head coach and now head coach of the Houston Texans will be the featured keynote speaker

at a University of Iowa coaching clinic to be held Friday, March 28, and Saturday, March 29, in Iowa City. O’Brien will be one of 11 coaches speaking at the event, which is held for high school coaches. While the connection may seem random on the surface, O’Brien coached with Iowa offensive line coach Brian Ferentz while in New England. The two have main-

tained a relationship over the years and Ferentz, son of head coach Kirk Ferentz, was reportedly set to join O’Brien in Houston as a member of O’Brien’s staff. O’Brien ultimately hired Paul Dunn rather than Ferentz. Penn State has not announced any details regarding upcoming coaching clinics and skills camps due in large part to the recent introduction of new head coach

James Franklin. Last year, Patriot’s offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels was a keynote speaker at Penn State’s camp. Prior to O’Brien’s departure, Patriots’ head coach Bill Belichick was rumored to have a similar role as McDaniels at an upcoming coaching clinic. It’s unlikely that O’Brien’s address will feature highlights from Penn State’s 38-14 victory in Iowa City during the 2012 season.

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Arts & Entertainment

Fifty years of Beatles: Oh, for a lock of hair! By KENNETH WOMACK Special to The Gazette

(Editor’s note: Penn State Laureate Kenneth Womack’s essay series, “Fifty Years of Beatles,” continues with a look at some of the less glamorous moments of the Fab Four’s first visit to America.) As we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Beatles’ triumphant arrival on American shores, it might surprise some readers to learn that the bandmates’ U.S. visit was not without its share of strife. On the evening of Feb. 11, 1964 — two nights after the Beatles’ legendary appearance on “The Ed Sullivan Show” — the group accepted their countrymen’s invitation to visit the British Embassy in Washington, D.C. The occasion was a benefit for the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children, the favorite charity of Lady Ormsby-Gore. The Beatles arrived at around 1 a.m., having spent the evening performing in the round at the Washington Coliseum, where they were being filmed by CBS for a March closed-circuit telecast in American cinemas. After every third song, roadie Mal Evans shifted Ringo Starr’s drum riser so as to allow the group to face another quadrant of the audience. It was a maneuver that worked fairly well until the drum riser became stuck, thus causing an irritating delay in the otherwise festive proceedings. Nevertheless, it was an ecstatic, bravura performance in spite of the venue’s awful acoustics. By the time that the Beatles arrived at the embassy, they were understandably exhausted. Ushered into a party room with some 300 guests, the group found themselves besieged by British glitterati. “We want autographs!” they shouted, with one woman asking aloud, “Can they really write?” As Canadian journalist Bruce Phillips remembered, “There was more than a hint of the master-servant relationship in one (embassy official’s) voice when he

said: ‘Come along, you there, you’ve got to come and do your stuff.’” As if to make matters worse, one of the diplomat’s wives surprised Ringo by sneaking up behind him, and, with her nail scissors at the ready, snipping a sizable lock of his hair as a souvenir. “What the hell do you think you’re doing?” the usually affable drummer demanded. Photographer Harry Benson was struck by the group’s reaction as they left the embassy. “They were very sad. They looked as if they wanted to cry, John, in particular. They weren’t pugnacious. They were humiliated.” As a result of the British Embassy fiasco, the Beatles sternly rebuked manager Brian Epstein for accepting the invitation in the first place, and they insisted, moreover, that they would never submit themselves to such degradation ever again. It was a pledge that would prove, in time, to exact far-reaching consequences. And that date with destiny proved to be July 3, 1966, when the Beatles’ Far East Tour brought them to the Philippines for the first time. After checking into a Manila hotel, the Beatles were blissfully unaware of an invitation from President Ferdinand Marcos and first lady Imelda Marcos requesting their appearance at Malacañang Palace at 11 a.m. the following morning. But “since the British Embassy fiasco,” the group’s assistant Peter Brown recalled, “the policy was never to go to those things.” The next morning, the Beatles’ entourage ignored further demands from Filipino officials that they go to the palace, where the first lady and some 200 children were now anxiously awaiting their appearance. After playing an afternoon concert for some 35,000 fans and an evening performance for another 50,000 spectators at José Rizal Memorial Stadium, the band started to realize that they were in dire straits when news reports began detailing their snubbing of the royal family. Later that night, a genuinely contrite

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THE BEATLES were engulfed by British Embassy guests after their Feb. 11, 1964, Washington Coliseum appearance. Epstein attempted to alleviate the situation by expressing his regrets to the first family on the “Channel 5 News,” but a burst of suspicious static rendered his apology all but unintelligible. The next day, the Beatles were suddenly ordered to pay income tax on concert receipts that they still hadn’t received from Filipino promoter Ramon Ramos. Worse yet, their governmental security detail had been suspended, given their allegedly rude treatment of the first lady, and the group and their entourage were left to their own devices as they rushed to the Manila International Airport in order to make their KLM flight to New Delhi. But their ordeal wasn’t over yet. The Beatles were jostled by an angry mob as they made their way to immigration, and things became even more dicey on the tarmac, when roadie Evans and press officer Tony Barrow were removed from the

plane shortly before takeoff. The group had been declared “illegal immigrants” by the Filipino government, and Mal and Tony spent some 40 minutes negotiating the band’s way out of the country. When the pair finally returned to the plane, the Beatles hastily exited the country, relieved at having survived what they considered to be a near-death experience in the South Pacific. Kenneth Womack is the author of numerous works of nonfiction, including “Long and Winding Roads: The Evolving Artistry of the Beatles.” He has also written three novels: “John Doe No. 2 and the Dreamland Motel,” “The Restaurant at the End of the World” and “Playing the Angel.” A professor of English and integrative arts at Penn State Altoona, Womack was selected in April to serve as the sixth Penn State University Laureate.

Alumna turns internship Tickets on sale for Caliendo’s March 16 performance into an opportunity UNIVERSITY PARK — A College of Communications graduate has turned her internship into a full-time job. Megan Ruffe was hired as an apprentice editor for Florentine Films, the documentary production company owned by award-winning director and producer Ken Burns. Ruffe has been working on the company’s series about the Vietnam War — a 10- to 12-hour TV series that will debut on PBS in 2016 — as an intern, and she will continue her work on the project in her new role. As an apprentice editor, Ruffe will be preparing media, making the editing process easier because footage, music and photos are organized for other editors. Most of Ruffe’s responsibilities have involved media management, logging footage and editing scripts. “The best part has been working with the amazing people here,” Ruffe said. “I’m really excited. The stories being told in this series are important, and I’m happy to be a part of it.” Ruffe had the opportunity to be part of a rough-cut screening of the series a few months ago. Interns were also invited to sit in on meetings with the staff members to discuss potential changes. A series of question-and-answer lunches with staff members helped interns get more information about editing, producing and writing films. Ruffe, from New Hope, Pa., served as the student marshal for the College of Communications at Penn State commencement exercises in August. She earned a bachelor’s degree in film-

video and a bachelor’s degree in geography. While at Penn State, Ruffe was the co-creator and editor of two short documentaries. She also directed “Stories at Sea,” an oral history project documenting the stories of people aboard the Semester MEGAN RUFFE at Sea MV Explorer. Ruffe completed a multitude of internships during her time at Penn State and studied abroad on four separate occasions. Along with Semester at Sea, she traveled to Egypt, India and London. She achieved dean’s list status every semester and was a part of Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society. Burns, known for his use of past footage and photographs, has produced numerous award-winning documentaries for PBS, including: “The Civil War” (1990); “Baseball” (1994), which earned an Emmy Award for Outstanding Informational Series; “The War” (2007); and “The National Parks: America’s Best Idea” (2009), which earned an Emmy Award for Outstanding Non-Fiction Series. His documentaries “Brooklyn Bridge” and “The Statue of Liberty” earned Academy Award nominations in 1981 and 1985, respectively. Burns provided the commencement address for the College of Communications and received an honorary degree from Penn State in 2010.

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UNIVERSITY PARK — Comedian and impressionist Frank Caliendo comes to Penn State for a live performance at 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, March 16, in Eisenhower Auditorium. Tickets are on sale now. Caliendo has appeared on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” “Late Show with David Letterman,” “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” “Conan,” “Comedy Central Presents” and “SportsCenter.” He’s featured in regular segments on ESPN’s “Sunday NFL Countdown,” and he also had a decade-long run on “FOX NFL Sunday” as Terry Bradshaw’s nemesis. Caliendo has also appeared on the TV shows “Hot in Cleveland,” “The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson” and “The View.” He’s a frequent guest on ESPN’s morning radio/TV show “Mike & Mike” and was featured in the satirical film “The Comebacks.” But the live comedy stage is where Caliendo shows what he’s all about. His high-energy act blends observations, impressions, characters and anecdotal stories that begin at a frenetic pace and never let up. The Hollywood Reporter described Caliendo as a “combination of Robin Williams and Jim Carrey.” Tickets can be purchased online at or by phone at (814) 863-0255. Outside the local calling area, phone (800) ARTS-TIX. Tickets will also be

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COMEDIAN FRANK CALIENDO will appear at Penn State on March 16 in Eisenhower Auditorium. 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, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.). Parking in the Eisenhower Parking Deck is $5 per vehicle for this event. Patrons with Penn State faculty/staff parking permits will not be charged for parking. For more information about Caliendo, visit

Bill Maher to perform at BJC in May UNIVERSITY PARK — Comedian Bill Maher will perform at 8 p.m. on Saturday, May 3, at the Bryce Jordan Center. From 1993 to 2002, Maher hosted “Politically Incorrect” on Comedy Central and ABC, and has hosted HBO’s “Real Time” during the last 10 years. Maher has earned

21 Emmy nominations and written five best-sellers. Tickets are on sale now at the Bryce Jordan Center, Eisenhower Auditorium, Penn State Downtown Theatre, online at www. or by phone at (800) 7453000.

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t n e m in a t r e Ent Schedule

Thursday, Feb. 20, through Wednesday, Feb. 26 ALLEN STREET GRILL, 100 W. COLLEGE AVE., STATE COLLEGE, (814) 231-4745 Thursday, Feb. 20 Bill Filer, 10:30 p.m.-1 a.m. Friday, Feb. 21 Bill Filer, 10:30 p.m.-1 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 22 Bill Filer, 10:30 p.m.-1 a.m. AMERICAN ALE HOUSE, 821 CRICKLEWOOD DRIVE, STATE COLLEGE, (814) 237-9701
 Thursday, Feb. 20 Domenick Swentosky, 8-11 p.m. Friday, Feb. 21 Tommy Wareham, 6-8 p.m. and 9 p.m.-midnight Saturday, Feb. 22 Tommy Wareham, 8 p.m.-midnight Sunday, Feb. 23 Ted and Molly, 8-10 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 26 Scott Mangene, 8-10:30 p.m. THE ARENA BAR & GRILL, 1521 MARTIN ST., STATE COLLEGE, (814) 237-8833 Friday, Feb. 21 Giants of Science, 10:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 22 Screaming Ducks, 9 p.m. THE AUTOPORT, 1405 S. ATHERTON ST., STATE COLLEGE, (814) 237-7666 Thursday, Feb. 20 Kate and Natalie, 9 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 22 Bodacious B, 9 p.m.-midnight BAR BLEU, 112 S. GARNER ST., STATE COLLEGE, (814) 237-0374 Thursday, Feb. 20 Velveeta, 10:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 22 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. 21 Bill Filer, 5-7 p.m. THE BREWERY, 233 E. BEAVER AVE., STATE COLLEGE, (814) 237-2892 Wednesday, Feb. 26 Karaoke, 9:30 p.m. CAFE 210 WEST, 210 W. COLLEGE AVE., STATE COLLEGE, (814) 237-3449 Thursday, Feb. 20 Public Domain, 10:30 p.m. CHUMLEY’S, 108 W. COLLEGE AVE., STATE COLLEGE, (814) 238-4446 Thursday, Feb. 20 Kelly Countermine & guests, 8-11 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 22 Harold Taddy, Andy Tolins and Anna Lisa Barron, 8-10 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 23 Harold Taddy’s open mic and variety show, 8 p.m. EDGES PUB AT TUSSEY MOUNTAIN, 301 BEAR MEADOW ROAD, BOALSBURG, (814) 466-6266 Saturday, Feb. 22 Grain, 5-8 p.m. ELK CREEK CAFÉ AND ALEWORKS, 100 W. MAIN ST., MILLHEIM, (814) 349-8850 Thursday, Feb. 20 Trubadour Third Thursday, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 22 Mama Corn, 8 p.m. THE GAMBLE MILL, 160 DUNLAP ST., BELLEFONTE, (814) 355-7764 Friday, Feb. 21 Jmac and Junior, 6-8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 22 Biscuit Jam, 7-9 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 23 Pure Cane Sugar, 5-7 p.m. GOVERNORS PUB, 211 W. HIGH ST., BELLEFONTE, (814) 353-1008 Thursday, Feb. 20 JT Blues, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 26 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. 21 Chris Good, 7:30-10:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 25 David Zentner, 7-10 p.m. INDIGO, 112 W. COLLEGE AVE., STATE COLLEGE, (814) 234-1031 Thursday, Feb. 20 DJ Ca$hous, 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Friday, Feb. 21 DJ Keigo and Nammo, 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 22 DJ Kid A.V., 9 p.m.-2 a.m. INFERNO BRICK OVEN & BAR, 340 E. COLLEGE AVE., STATE COLLEGE, (814) 237-5718 Thursday, Feb. 20 DJ Kid A.V., 10 p.m. Friday, Feb. 21 DJ Fuego, 10 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 22 DJ Ca$hous, 10 p.m. OTTO’S PUB & BREWERY, 2286 N. ATHERTON ST., STATE COLLEGE, (814) 867-OTTO Friday, Feb. 21 Miss Melanie and The Valley Rats, 9-11 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 22 Chris Good, 9-11 p.m. THE PHYRST, 111 E. BEAVER AVE., STATE COLLEGE, (814) 238-1406 Thursday, Feb. 20 Lowjack, 8 p.m., Maxwell Strait, 10:30 p.m.-2 a.m. Friday, Feb. 21 Dominic & Noah, 8-10 p.m. Ted and the Hi-Fi’s, 10:30 p.m.-2 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 22 Lowjack, 10:30 p.m.-2 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 26 Go Go Gadget, 10:30 p.m.

February 20-26, 2014

Christian radio station expands into Blair, Cambria and Indiana counties STATE COLLEGE — Way Truth Life Radio announced recently that it has completed construction of a new transmitter and has begun broadcasting on 93.9 FM in Altoona. It has also finalized the purchase of radio station WPCL 97.3 FM in Northern Cambria with service to Cambria and Indiana counties. Way Truth Life Radio is central Pennsylvania’s premier Bible-teaching and inspirational music station. With the support of its listeners, it provides quality Christian radio programming that includes a contemporary mix of Bible teaching, music and entertainment. “We are excited to expand our reach and bring the residents of Cambria and Indiana counties Christian-based programs designed to help listeners with family, finances and relationships,” said Dean Christian, station manager and morning host. “The fact that we can do this while also focusing on the local area is what really sets Way Truth Life Radio apart.” From its State College studios, Way Truth Life Radio currently broadcasts on 89.9 FM in Centre and Huntingdon counties, 107.1 FM in Mifflin and Juniata counties, and 93.9 FM in Altoona, Blair County. In addition to Bible-teaching and music, the station features news, weather, local events and announcements. Listeners can expect to hear a wide variety of pro-

gramming that will get them going in the morning, keep them informed and entertained throughout the day, and help them relax in the evenings. A complete schedule of programs can be found at www.wtlr. org. Way Truth Life Radio’s parent company is Central Pennsylvania Christian Institute (CPCI), a not-for-profit ministry founded in 1977. The organization has 36 years of on-air experience. Additionally, the station can help local churches by announcing special events and welcoming local pastors to share on the air each day. Way Truth Life Radio’s ministry partner, Camp Kanesatake, serves the community with summer camp offerings and group retreat facilities at its non-denominational camp. “We connect with and encourage people to know God,” says Leroy Straley, director of ministries and CPCI. “Between church services, we are always available with God-honoring music and preaching to spiritually nourish, educate and enrich Christians. We live in an ever-changing world with constant challenges and our programs really help listeners find hope by pointing them to the unchanging gospel of Jesus Christ.” He’s Alive Radio from Grantsville, Md., previously owned WPCL.

Student musical theater stars to perform in Philadelphia, Pittsburgh UNIVERSITY PARK — Catch tomorrow’s stars of stage and screen today, when some of Penn State’s best musical theater students perform in King of Prussia on Friday, March 7, and in Pittsburgh on Saturday, March 8. Attendees will join Penn State Alumni Association executive director Roger Williams and dean of the College of Arts and Architecture, Barbara Korner, for a chance to mingle with students, alumni and other Penn Staters. Penn State’s musical theater program is an internationally acclaimed, marquee program.

The program typically auditions more than 400 applicants to fill 12 to 14 spots each year. Penn State musical theater alumni are currently performing on Broadway, in national touring shows, in films and on television. The Philadelphia-area event will take place at the Radisson Hotel Valley Forge. A reception is scheduled for 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., with the program following. The Pittsburgh event will be held at the Sheraton Station Square, with the reception set for 6 to 7 p.m. and the program beginning afterward.

Library announces Sunday schedule BELLEFONTE — The Bellefonte Historical and Cultural Association announces its 2014 “Sunday Afternoons at the Library” schedule at the Centre County Library Historical Museum, 203 N. Allegheny St. Violinists Mark and Sally Minnick will perform chamber music at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 23.

Other upcoming Sunday events include mezzo-soprano Amanda Silliker and pianist Svetlana Rodionova on March 23, The Nittany Wind Quintet on May 18, Arthur Goldstein Jazz Quartet on Oct. 20 and AIR DYNAMICS! on Nov. 17. For more information, visit www.

‘Spring Into Art’ sale scheduled LEMONT — Artistic Horizon will have a “Spring Into Art” sale from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday, April 25, and Saturday, April 26, at 824 Pike St. in Lemont.

There will be many artists, as well as fundraisers. For more information, call Artistic Horizon at (814) 234-3441 or visit

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THE RATHSKELLER, 108 S. PUGH ST., STATE COLLEGE, (814) 237-3858 Friday, Feb. 21 Mr. Hand, 10:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 22 Skoal Brothers, 10:30 p.m. THE SALOON, 101 HEISTER ST., STATE COLLEGE, (814) 234-0845 Thursday, Feb. 20 My Hero Zero, 10 p.m. Friday, Feb. 21 Velveeta, 8-10 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 22 Mr. Hand, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 25 Shake Shake Shake, 10:30 p.m. ZENO’S PUB, 100 W. COLLEGE AVE., STATE COLLEGE, (814) 237-4350 Thursday, Feb. 20 Nightcrawlers, 10:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 21 AAA Blues Band, 7 p.m., Spider Kelly, 10:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 22 Harold Taddy, 8 p.m., Pure Cane Sugar, 10:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 24 DopplerPoppins, 11 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 25 Natalie Race, 10 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 26 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. 21 TBA — 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@centre

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Bookmobile — Centre County Library Bookmobile is a fully accessible library on wheels. Look for it in your community and join Miss Laura for story times, songs and fun. Visit the website at for days and times. 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 low- and 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 www.centrecountylibrary. org.


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 — 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 Luncheon — Howard United Methodist Church will have a soup sale luncheon from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Fellowship Hall, 144 W. Main St., Howard. Proceeds will go to local missions. Those attending will get soup, rolls, a beverage and pie. This event is eat in or take out. 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 “Who Loves You?” Call (814) 342-1987 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 “Blockheads — Loads of Lego Fun.” Call (814) 342-1987 or visit Children’s Program — The Centre Hall Branch Library will host a teen craft night from 6 to 7 p.m. at 109 W. Beryl St., Centre Hall. Come and make a cupcake bath bomb. Call (814) 364-2580 or visit www.centrecounty


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 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 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 Dinner — The Church of the Good Shepherd will have a spaghetti dinner from 4 to 7 p.m. at 402 Willowbank St., Bellefonte. Event — Richard Alley will present “Finger-Picking for Penguins,” a discussion about a variety of animals and their relationships to the world, at 7 p.m. in The Attic at The State Theatre, 130 W. College Ave., State College. This event is co-sponsored by Discovery Space. Tickets can be purchased by calling (814) 272-0606 or visiting www.the Dinner — Union Grange #325 will have a ham pot pie dinner from 5 to 7 p.m. at 200 Chestnut St., Unionville. This event will benefit community projects. Takeout is available by calling (814) 355-5190 or (814) 3557420. Event — Trinity UCC youth are hosting “Bingo for Philippines” at 6:30 p.m. in the Centre Hall Fire Hall, 9270 N. Pennsylvania Ave., Centre Hall. Doors open at 6 p.m. and food, drinks, 50/50 tickets and handmade items will be available for purchase. Proceeds will be donated to the Philippines Disaster Response Fund. For more information, call (814) 364-2120.

Concert — The Bretano String Quartet will perform at 7:30 p.m. at Schwab Auditorium, University Park. This event is sponsored by the Nina C. Brown Endowment and WPSU. Concert — Rusted Root will play at 8 p.m. at The State Theatre, 130 W. College Ave., State College. Tickets can be purchased by calling (814) 272-0606 or visiting www.the


Yard Sale — New Hope Lutheran Church will have an indoor yard sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 119 Cobblestone Court, Spring Mills. There will also be a bake sale at the event. Proceeds will benefit the church’s food pantry. For more information, call (814) 422-8417. Yard Sale — Pleasant Gap United Methodist Church will have an indoor yard sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 179 S. Main St., Pleasant Gap. There will be books, baked goods, craft items and lunch. Proceeds will go to Relay for Life. For more information, call (814) 359-3011. Farmers’ Market — The Millheim Farmers’ Market will take place at 10 a.m. at the Old Gregg School, 106 School St., Spring Mills. For more information, visit www.central Children’s Program — Laugh it up with the clowns of Happy Valley Alley on “Good Humor Day” from 11 a.m. to noon in the Children’s Department at Schlow Centre Region Library, 211 S. Allen St., State College. This program is for all ages. For more information, contact the Children’s Department at (814) 235-7817. Opera — “Rusalka” will be broadcast in high definition at 1 p.m. at The State Theatre, 130 W. College Ave., State College. A pre-opera talk will take place at noon with speaker Bruce Trinkley. Tickets can be purchased by calling (814) 272-0606 or visiting www.thestatetheatre. org. 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. Bingo — Snow Shoe EMS will host bingo at 7 p.m. at 492 W. Sycamore St., Snow Shoe. Doors open at 5 p.m. Bingo — Penns Valley Lady Rams Softball will have a bingo event at 5:30 p.m. in the Penns Valley High School cafeteria, 4545 Penns Valley Road, Spring Mills. Tickets can be purchased in advance by calling (814) 777-2845 or (814) 777-2442. Dinner — The Pine Grove Presbyterian Church will have a turkey and ham pot pie dinner at 6 p.m. at 150 W. Pine Grove Road, Pine Grove Mills. To purchase tickets, call (814) 238-8801. Concert — Nittany Valley Symphony violist Timothy Deighton will perform “Land of Hope and Glory” at 7:30 p.m. at Eisenhower Auditorium, University Park. For more information, visit Concert — Rusted Root will perform at 8 p.m. at The State Theatre, 130 W. College Ave., State College. Tickets can be purchased by calling (814) 272-0606 or visiting


Meeting — The Neuropathy Support Group of Central PA will meet at 2 p.m. in Conference Room 3 at Mount Nittany Medical Center, 1800 E. Park Ave., State College. Call David Brown at (814) 531-1024. Event — Howard United Methodist Church will host “The Paranormal: A Scientist Looks at Evidence” with Bill van den Berg from 2 to 3:30 p.m. at 144 W. Main St., Howard. This event will highlight psychokinesis, extra-sensory perception and survival after death. For more information, visit Event — The Moshannon Group of the Pennsylvania Sierra Club will have its winter party at 5:30 p.m. at the Friends Meeting House, 611 Prospect Ave., State College. There will be a chili dinner and a slideshow about New Zealand. Tickets can be purchased at Webster’s Bookstore Café or Appalachian Outdoors in State College. To RSVP to this event, email What’s Happening, Page 34 P E N N S T A T E


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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 2 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 “Winter Birds.” Call (814) 3551516 or visit 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 “Jumping.” Call (814) 364-2580 or visit www.centrecounty Line Dancing — Centre Region Parks and Recreation presents line dancing at 10:50 a.m. at the Centre Region Senior Center, 131 S. Fraser St., No.1, State College. No experience necessary or partners needed. Call (814) 231-3076. Discussion — Centre Region Parks and Recreation will host a discussion about the popular PBS show “Downton Abbey” from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. at the Centre Region Senior Center, 131 S. Fraser St., State College. Participants must register at least one week in advance. For more information, call (814) 231-3071 or email cclitherow@ Dinner — The Bald Eagle Valley Community United Methodist Church will have a ham pot pie, soup and bread dinner from 5 to 7 p.m. at 111 Runville Road, Bellefonte. All the food is homemade and proceeds will benefit the building fund. For more information, call (814) 353-8870. Adult Program — Holt Memorial Library will host “Cookbook Bingo,” where participants can play for a chance to win gently used cookbooks from 6 to 7 p.m. at 17 N. Front St., Philipsburg. Call (814) 3421987 or visit Bingo — The State College Knights of Columbus will host bingo at 7 p.m. at 850

Stratford Drive, State College. Film — The first feedback screening of the student-made film “Betsy” will be shown at 7 p.m. at The State Theatre, 130 W. College Ave. State College. This part documentary, part dramatization recounts the life and tragic 1969 unsolved murder of Penn State student Betsy Ruth Aardsma in Pattee Library. Tickets can be purchased by calling (814) 272-0606 or visiting www. 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 www. or email jimkerhin@


Coffee Time — Bring a friend and savor that second cup of coffee and conversation from 9:30 to 11 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall, Howard United Methodist Church, West Main St., Howard. Exhibit — Penn State M.F.A. Graduate Thesis Exhibition 2 will take place at the Zoller Gallery, University Park. Gallery hours are from 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 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 “Winter Birds.” Call (814) 3551516 or visit Children’s Program — The Centre Hall Branch Library will host a program for home-schooled students in grades 1 through 5 from 1:30 to 3 p.m. at 109 W. Beryl St., Centre Hall. The group will read and discuss an adaptation of “Frindle” by Andrew Clement. Call (814) 364-2580 or visit Farmers’ Market — The Boalsburg Farmers’ 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 fall greens and root

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vegetables, meats, dairy items, breads and apples. Book Discussion — The Afternoon Book Group will discuss “The Fault in Our Stars” by John Green at 2:30 p.m. in the Community Room at Schlow Regional Library, 211 S. Allen St., State College. Call (814) 237-6236. 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@ 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. 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 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. Musical — Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast,” the award-winning Broadway musical produced by NETworks Presentations, will take place at 7:30 p.m. at Eisenhower Auditorium, University Park. Tickets can be purchased at,, www., Bryce Jordan Center Ticket Office, Eisenhower Auditorium, Penn State Downtown Theatre or by calling (800) 745-3000.


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 Exhibit — Penn State M.F.A. Graduate Thesis Exhibition 2 will take place at the Zoller Gallery, University Park. Gallery hours are from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, visit 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 “Loving the Birthdays.” Call (814) 342-1987 or visit www.centre 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.

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 “Winter Birds.” Call (814) 355-1516 or visit www.centrecounty Line Dancing — Centre Region Parks and Recreation presents line dancing at 10:50 a.m. at the Centre Region Senior Center, 131 S. Fraser St., No.1, State College. No experience necessary or partners needed. Call (814) 231-3076. 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. Grief Support Group — Home Nursing Agency will host a grief support group from 2 to 3 p.m. at its Centre County office, 450 Windmere Drive, Suite 100, State College. Facilitated by hospice social workers Betsy Brett and Lisa Cowan, this support group is open to all members of the community grieving the loss of a loved one. For more information, call (814) 237-1404. Children’s Program — The Centre Hall Branch Library will host its Lego club from 3 to 3:30 p.m. and from 3:45 to 4:15 p.m. at 109 W. Beryl St., Centre Hall. 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. 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. Musical — Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast,” the award-winning Broadway musical produced by NETworks Presentations, will take place at 7:30 p.m. at Eisenhower Auditorium, University Park. Tickets can be purchased at,, www., Bryce Jordan Center Ticket Office, Eisenhower Auditorium, Penn State Downtown Theatre or by calling (800) 745-3000. Performance — Penn State School of Music presents Percussion Ensemble I and Mallet Ensemble at 8 p.m. at Esber Recital Hall, University Park. For more information, visit


Exhibit — Penn State M.F.A. Graduate Thesis Exhibition 2 will take place at the Zoller Gallery, University Park. Gallery hours are from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, visit 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) 234-0200 or email info@ — 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 www.fbc Bald Eagle Grange No. 151 meets at 7 p.m. the first Tuesday of every month at the Grange Hall in Runville. Bald Eagle Watershed Association meets at 9:30 a.m. the third Monday at the Milesburg Borough Building, 416 Front St., Milesburg. Visit The Bald Eagle Area Class of 1959 meets at 6 p.m. the first Wednesday of each month for dinner. Location changes each month. Call Joyce at (814) 383–4337 or email ljt2342@embarqmail. com. Bald Eagle Area Class of 1960 meets for lunch at 11:30 a.m. the third Thursday of every month at The Bestway Restaurant, 1023 N. Eagle Valley Road, Howard. Call Barb (814) 466–6027. Bald Eagle Area Class of 1962 meets for breakfast at 9 a.m. the first Saturday of each month at Bestway Truckstop Restaurant, Route 150, Milesburg. Call Sandy at (814) 387–4218. Bald Eagle Area Class of 1964 meets for breakfast at 9 a.m. the fourth Saturday of the month at the Bestway Restaurant, Route 150, I–80 exit 158, Milesburg. Dinner will be at 5:30 p.m. on the third Friday of the month at the Bellefonte Moose, 125 N. Spring St., Bellefonte. Call Sue (814) 625–2132 or bea.1964@yahoo. com. 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.state or call (814) 234–7344. Support Group for Family & Friends of Childhood Sexual Abuse Survivors, sponsored by The Centre County Women’s Resource Center, meets from 5:30–7 p.m. Mondays. Call (814) 237–5220 ext. 247, email or visit www.ccwrc. org. 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 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 — Compiled by Gazette staff

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First Harbaugh Family Trustee Scholarship awarded UNIVERSITY PARK — Donors with a long history of supporting entrepreneurship education at Penn State have established a new scholarship endowment to help students in the College of Agricultural Sciences who have a demonstrated financial need. With a $50,000 gift, alumnus Earl Harbaugh and his wife, Kay, of The Villages, Fla., created the Harbaugh Family Trustee Scholarship, the first Penn State Trustee Scholarship to support students enrolled in the entrepreneurship and innovation minor. “The College of Agricultural Sciences is on the leading edge of entrepreneurship at the university,” Earl Harbaugh said. “We established this new Trustee Scholarship to encourage others to support students and their entrepreneurship and innovation efforts.” The Trustee Matching Scholarship Program maximizes the impact of private giving while directing funds to students as quickly as possible, meeting the urgent need for scholarship support. For Trustee Scholarships created through the end of For the Future: The Campaign for Penn State Students, Penn State will provide an annual 10 percent match of the total pledge or gift. This level is an increase from the program’s original match of 5 percent, and it is available only for new endowments of $50,000 or more. The university match, which is approximately double the endowment’s annual spendable income, continues in perpetuity, multiplying the support available for students with financial need. The new intercollege entrepreneurship and innovation minor offers clusters of courses focusing on specific aspects of entrepreneurship. Each cluster is led by an academic college, but students may pursue whichever one interests them the most. Students in the food and bio-innovation cluster, which is led by the College of Agricultural Sciences, will learn to address opportunities and challenges in the agriculture and life sciences fields. Other clusters are new venture, new media, social entrepreneurship and technology-based entrepreneurship. “Entrepreneurship is one of the most exciting areas for our students to pursue,” said Penn State president Rodney

Erickson. “I’m delighted that Earl and Kay Harbaugh have chosen to support this rapidly expanding and visionary thrust in the College of Agricultural Sciences.” The new scholarship dovetails with the Harbaughs’ commitment to advancing entrepreneurship programs in the college. Among the couple’s previous philanthropic efforts was the Harbaugh Endowment for Entrepreneurship, established to provide funds for the Harbaugh Entrepreneurship Forum. The forum brings entrepreneurial leaders to campus to interact with and inspire students and faculty. A previous gift from the Harbaughs also supports the Harbaugh Entrepreneurship Scholar, the title currently held by Mark Gagnon, who leads the College of Agricultural Sciences’ Entrepreneurship and Innovation Program. The initiative includes entrepreneurship-focused classes, the Ag Business Springboard undergraduate student competition and the Research Applications for Innovation grant program for faculty. In addition to their entrepreneurship programming support, the Harbaughs have created two scholarships, an international program endowment to fund students studying abroad, and another endowment to assist faculty pioneering innovating teaching methods, all in the College of Agricultural Sciences. They are co-chairs of the College of Agricultural Sciences Development Council for the university’s fundraising effort, For the Future: The Campaign for Penn State Students. A 1961 Penn State graduate with a bachelor’s degree in general agriculture, Earl Harbaugh is the chairman and CEO of Ditch Witch Midwest, which provides products, services and training for the underground construction industry. He also is the founder and CEO of four other Illinois businesses: Illini Power Products, Gen Power, Rentals Plus and First Choice Equipment. In 2012, Harbaugh received the Distinguished Alumni Award, the highest honor bestowed by Penn State upon an outstanding alumna or alumnus. The Harbaughs’ gift will help the College of Agricultural Sciences to achieve the goals of For the Future: The Campaign for Penn State Students. This university-wide effort

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EARL AND KAY HARBAUGH will create the Harbaugh Entrepreneurship Scholar to support Mark Gagnon, whose work includes entrepreneurship research and student entrepreneurship education. is directed toward a shared vision of Penn State as the most comprehensive, student-centered research university in America. The university is engaging Penn State’s alumni and friends as partners in achieving six key objectives: ensuring student access and opportunity, enhancing honors education, enriching the student experience, building faculty strength and capacity, fostering discovery and creativity, and sustaining the university’s tradition of quality. The campaign’s top priority is keeping a Penn State degree affordable for students and families. The For the Future campaign is the most ambitious effort of its kind in Penn State’s history, with the goal of securing $2 billion by 2014.

Know when to hold ’em and know when to fold ’em In his song “The Gambler,” Kenny Rogers sang about the secrets of winning at life or perhaps at playing cards. Country music is replete with the gambling theme, playing poker being one of the old and well-established ways of moving money from losers to winners. Poker is less about gambling than it is about knowing the rules of the game and playing the odds. So it is with investing. The rules of the investment game are not absolutes like the rules of physics, chemistry or mathematics. Investment rules are true some or most of the time and sometimes they really miss the mark. So here we are looking into the future — trying to perceive what this Dan Nestlerode year will bring investors in the stock is the director market. Since 1950, the January baof research rometer has been remarkably acand portfolio curate. “Down” Januarys have been management followed by a new or continued bear at Nestlerode & market, a 10 percent correction, or a Loy Investment flat year. Advisors in State The average correction was down College. He can be reached at danielj@ 13.9 percent. That’s a pretty sive record for any investor to ignore.


The year 2014 will, of course, turn out however it does, but what has me concerned is that, as I write this column, the market averages are all down for the month. The NASDAQ is down 1.88 percent, the S&P 500 is down 3.02 percent, the Dow Jones is down 3.91 percent and the New York Stock Exchange Average is down 3.21 percent. Investors should also take note that the Federal Reserve has continued tapering; taking another $10 billion off of the stimulus program, and the market is reacting negatively. So, investors should be reviewing their portfolios and looking for ways to minimize their potential losses for 2014 if the January barometer turns out to portend a down period directly ahead. What investors need to know is when to sell their holdings and move to cash. Investor’s Business Daily runs periodic articles on investment strategies, including sell strategies. Here are a few of their key points for my readers: n Cut your losses short, limiting your exposure on new purchases to just 8 percent. If you buy a stock and it falls 8 percent, sell it. Don’t let it turn into a big loss. n Lock in your gains when you have made 20 to 25 percent over your purchase price. Don’t get greedy, especially in a year that is supposed to be a down year. n Don’t let gains of 10 percent or more turn into a loser. If a stock starts to break down, sell it and book your profits. Don’t wait for a short term gain to become a long term gain solely for the potential tax advantage. That short term gain might turn into a long term loss.

Retailer Old Navy now open for business By JENNIFER MILLER

STATE COLLEGE — The Old Navy clothing store has opened its doors. The store is located in the Trader Joe’s shopping center on North Atherton Street. Nashaye and Beau Fletcher took a look around inside Old Navy before going to dinner recently. The couple is from Woolrich in Clinton County and discovered Old Navy while shopping at nearby stores. Nashaye said she appreciates the store’s good deals. “You can find nice quality clothes for cheap prices, especially their athletic wear,” she said. Lauren Brown, of State College, said she happened to notice the new store while visiting nearby Ulta. She walked out with a few items, including a T-shirt, sneakers and scarf. “The deals are always good,” she said. Brown says she appreciates the wide selection the store offers, though, she says she would like to see more jewelry for sale. Putting a slight damper on the shopping experience, Old Navy was experiencing a leaky roof Friday. Staff placed

containers throughout the store to collect the dripping water. Old Navy is next door to the Gap Factory outlet store. In January, the Gap and Gap Kids closed its doors in the Nittany Mall. “At Gap Inc., we’re constantly reevaluating our real estate portfolio to ensure we have the right stores in the right places to best serve our customers,” Gap spokeswoman Andrea Hicklin told

n Follow the moving averages of your stock prices. If a stock declines through the 50-day moving average, consider selling. Certainly if your stock falls below its 200-day moving average you should sell it. The trend is decidedly down if a stock moves below its 200-day moving average. There are other strategy suggestions put forth by the folks at Investor’s Business Daily and I suggest that if you are a stock investor you should consider using this great investor resource. One of the more peculiar sell rules they offer is to sell when a company’s CEO makes the cover of a mainstream publication. Should we call this the swelled head rule? Good portfolio management is not confined to finding and buying the great winners that the talking heads all make note about. Rather, it includes controlling the losers so that even middle-of-the-road performers can carry the day for your portfolio. In the last bear market the market average as measured by the S&P 500 declined 49 percent. By effectively cutting our losses we limited the downside for our clients considerably for that year. Let’s hope we don’t have another 2008 staring us in the face, but if we do, let’s know when to fold ‘em — to sell and move to cash for a spell. A buying opportunity always seems to show up later. Nothing contained in this column should be interpreted as a promise or guarantee of earnings or investment results, nor a recommendation for the purchase or sale of any security or sector.

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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.


Stefan J. Cherinka and Karen E. Cherinka to John W. Holzerman and Leanne Holzerman, 125 Chicory Ave., Bellefonte, $275,000. John W. Holzerman and Leanne M. Holzerman to Matthew Kennedy and Renee Kennedy, 163 Exeter Lane, Bellefonte, $185,000. Jason M. Richard to Jennifer L. Boughton, 184 Chickory Ave., Bellefonte, 41.


Stephen J. Dahm to Scott Nogler and Susan EvansNogler, 698 Moose Run Road, Bellefonte, $1.


Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp to Daniel L. Smith, 134 N. Pennsylvania Ave., Centre Hall, $24,900.


BHL Partnership and Steve Hackman Builders to Samuel C. Thompson Jr. and Becky Sue Thompson, 270 Meadowsweet Drive, State College, $792,000. Daniel A. Faiella to Daniel A. Faiella and Kelly Marie Faiella, 326 Matilda Ave., Lemont, $1. Haubert/Mitchell Partners, John H. Mitchell Jr. and Maria E. Mitchell to Brandall Investments LP, 121 Matilda Ave., State College, $68,000. Frederick J. Kissinger and Richard G. Kissinger to Wilfredo Del Pilar Jr. and Sandra L. Del Pilar, 1323 Haymaker Road, State College, $75,000. Murphy Family Trust and Lee E. Murphy trustee to Lee E. Murphy and Susan C. Murphy, 310 Matilda Ave., State College, $1. Pike Street LLC to ALD LLC, 900 Pike St., State College, $276,842. Marlene K. Sample and George K. Sample III to David M. Kyle and Karen Z. Kyle, 100 Jefferson Ave. #136, State College, $203,000. Stearns Boal LP to Jingzhi Huang and Lily Feng, 195 Meadowsweet Drive, State College, $126,000. Stearns Boal LP to Richard H. Rider and Vicki J. Rider, 175 Meadowsweet Drive, State College, $125,000.


Robert A. Peters and Alicia J. Peters to Timothy R. Peters, Heather Peters, John M. Peters, Dawn Peters, Jennifer E. Latsha and Timothy Latsha, Buckridge Road, Howard, $1.


Geraldine I. Dreibelbis to Ray E. Dreibelbis, 160 Emory Lane, Pennsylvania Furnace, $1. Bryan T. Johnson to Bryan T. Johnson and Katherine J. Johnson, 1433 N. Allen St., State College, $1. Terry A. Kline to Wayne Charles Kline and James Ryan Kline, 186 Dannley Drive, Pine Grove Mills, $1. S&A Homes Inc. to Kathryn E. Salzer, 2427 Prairie Rose Lane, State College, $321,268. S&A Homes Inc., Thomas F. Songer by attorney, Don E. Haubert by attorney, Robert E. Poole and WPSH Associates

to William Macrae and Ginger Macrae, 1158 Longfellow Lane, State College, $150,000. S&A Homes Inc., Thomas F. Songer by attorney, Don E. Haubert by attorney, Robert E. Poole and WPSH Associates to Giovanni Peter Vendemia and Marlena Marie Vendemia, 1118 Longfellow Lane, State College, $516,470. Stephan C. Schuster to Orfeu M. Buxton and Anne-Marie Chang, 2626 Tall Cedar Circle State College, $429,000. Richard K. Wilber and Kathryn Robison Wilber to Donald P. Goshorn and Lisa D. Goshorn, 160 Gala Drive, State College, $210,000.


Louis J. Peachey and Naomi R. Peachey to Jason D. Dix and Sherry A. Dix, Linkin Park Drive, Spring Mills, $132,500. Esther G. Zettle estate, Fawn L. Houtz executor and Keith D. Zettle executor to Larry J. Bolton, Sandra Bolton, Ronald L. Lontz and Virginia A. Lontz, Decker Valley Road, Spring Mills, $15,000.


Robert A. Martin and Betty L. Martin to Robert A. Martin and Betty L. Martin, State Route 45, Aaronsburg, $1. Gary F. Pirl to Keith A. Feinour and Susanne A. Feinour, 6769 Penns Valley Road, Woodward, $485,000.


Ruth Anne Miller and Joann Gibson to Dakota C. Sanchez and Kerri R. Sanchez, 178 Fye Road, Warriors Mark, $150,000.


Nancy D. Ward by sheriff, Gerald H. Ward by sheriff and Gerald Ward by sheriff to US Bank, 355 Bomboy Road, Howard, $3,650.25.


Paul Thompson, Paul D. Thompson, Mary Lou Thompson and Mary L. Thompson to Mark R. Gall and Erica L. Gall, 745 Schenks Grove Road, Howard, $189,500. Whitetail Mountain Forest to Michael K. Hills and Susan E. Hills, 340 Whitetail Mountain Forest Road, Beech Creek, $41,500.


Paul K. Fisher and Lydia E. Fisher to Paul K. Fisher and Lydia E. Fisher, 167 Beiler Drive, Rebersburg, $1. Paul K. Fisher and Lydia E. Fisher to Benuel S. King and Ruth Ann King, 277 Back Road, Rebersburg, $20,000. Benuel S. King and Ruth Ann King to Benuel S. King and Ruth Ann King, 277 Back Road, Rebersburg, $1.


Patrick E. Davidson to Gregory A. Resides, 200 Darrell St., Bellefonte, $189,900.


Eric K. Dare and Caitlin B. Dare to Eric K. Dare and Caitlin B. Dare, 286 Michael Road, Port Matilda, $1. Frieda M. Holt to Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp., 151 Woodpecker Lane, Port Matilda, $1. Matthew D. Kennedy and Renee K. Kennedy to Paul S. Roberts and Leslie A. Roberts, 2015 Mary Ellen Lane, State College, $151,000. Lezzer Capital Resources Inc. to Marquis Estate Development LLC, 131 Cherry Tree Lane, Port Matilda, $250,000. Kris A. McDonough, Kenneth McDonough and Denice

McDonough to William Shawn Cooke, 297 Ghaner Drive, State College, $215,000. Dennis S. Meteny and Beth J. Meteny to J. Gary Auguston, 272 Varsity Lane, State College, $405,000. David H. Rosenberg and Susan B. Rosenberg to Phoenix International Investments LP, 737 Oakwood Ave., State College, $215,000.


David W. Cramer and Sandra L. Cramer to John M. Gummo, 517 N. Ninth St., Philipsburg, $60,000. Timothy B. Dunlap and Beth A. Dunlap to Cynthia D. Stiver, Douglas Street Exit, Philipsburg, $1.


Susan Irene Harchak to Leslie E. Silver, Judith I. Silver, Robert T. Gretzler and Elizabeth W. B. Gretzler, Teaberry Road, Philipsburg, $42,000. Leslie E. Silver, Judith I. Silver, Robert T. Gretzler and Elizabeth W. B. Gretzler to Leslie E. Silver, Judith I. Silver, Robert T. Gretzler and Elizabeth W. B. Gretzler. Donald A. Singleton and Elizabeth A. Singleton to John W. Sherwood and Melodee S. Sherwood, Mallard Road, Philipsburg, $8,000.


Glen O. Hawbaker Inc. to Glen O. Hawbaker Inc., 496 Sycamore Road, Snow Shoe, $1. Robert D. King and Kimberly J. King to Jeremy J. Lucas and Sheri R. Lucas, 211 Ferds Road, Snow Shoe, $135,000.


Carl E. Hill to Joseph J. Souchick and Jessica Leigh Souchick, 205 N. Vanessa Drive, Pleasant Gap, $169,000. Dean R. Hoy and Diana R. Hoy to Timothy L. Moyer and Amber N. Moyer, 138 S. Harrison Road, Pleasant Gap, $169,500. Christian K. Shaffer and Rorey B. Shaffer to James C. Raynor Jr. and Jenna M. Raynor, 164 Arbor Bluff Drive, Pleasant Gap, $149,000.


Lisa M. Shellenberger to Russell A. Knight and Georgiann M. Knight, 125 W. South Hills Ave., State College, $164,000.


Dainel E. Hockenberry and Erin Veneziano to Christopher J. Snare and Tiara L. Snare, 2159 S. Eagle Valley Road, Julian, $129,900.


Joseph Fred Berry and Darlene M. Berry to Darwin J. Clemens and Bridget L. Clemens, 113 Chestnut St., Howard, $45,000. Samuel A. McNichol and Carol L. McNichol to Zebulon H. McNichol and Renee L. McNichol, 501 Wilson Farm Lane, Bellefonte, $1. Terence L. Riley and Linda M. Riley to Tyler D. Keck, 999 Nittany Valley Drive, Bellefonte, $157,000. Christopher A. Ross by sheriff and Colleen F. Ross by sheriff to Household Realty Corp., 247 Meadow Lane, Bellefonte, $7,536.95.


Kent Becker and Robin Becker to Bradley Benoit, 844 Beckwith Road, Port Matilda, $250,000. — Compiled by Gazette staff

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NEW YORK STATE LAND SALE: 5 Acres w/ Utilities: $12,900. 6 Acres w/ Trout Stream: $25,900. 6.6 Acres, Adirondack Cabin: $19,900. Best Quality Land in Years! Call: 800‑229‑7843

HUGE 3 BEDROOM DUPLEX IN PINE GROVE MILLS Extra large 3 bedrooms, separate dining room, self‑cleaning range, side by side refrigerator, hardwood floors, and separate laundry room make this one a “must see” . $850/month. No pets please. Call 814‑355‑2998 for showing.

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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OVER 37 MILLION JOB SEEKERS! Go to or call 814-238-5051.

INDOOR COMMUNITY YARD & CRAFT SALE April 26th 8 a.m. ‑ 2 p.m. Where: Huntingdon County Fair Groungrounds Cost: $20 for a 10 ft x 10 ft space with 8 ft table . CRAFT VENDORS WELCOME! ANTIQUE VENDORS WELCOME! SPRING CLEAN YOUR LIFE and Come sell it with us! HOMEMADE SOUP SALE 4‑H FOOD STAND Pre—Register 10455 Fairgrounds Road Access Huntingdon 16652 CLASSIFIED helpline: When your ad is published, specify the hours you can be reached. Some people never call back if they cannot reach you the first time

NOW LEASING 3 Bdrm Apartments Rents starting @ $770/mo


MEDICAL OFFICE TRAINEES NEEDED! Train to become a Medical Office Assistant. NO EXPERIENCE NEEDED! Online training at SC gets you job ready! HS Diploma/GED & PC/Internet needed! 1‑888‑778‑0463

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

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



DISH TV RETAILER Starting $19.99/month (for 12 mos.) Broadband Internet starting $14.95/ month (where available.) Ask About SAME DAY Installation! CALL Now! 1‑800‑712‑1734

PRIVATE Piano Lessons: Graduate Cincinnati Con‑ servatory of Music. Call (814) 234‑5645


No job too small!

MASSAGE IN THE COMFORT OF YOUR HOME We’re a new option to your busy schedule and not having time to relax. All we need is an hour of your time and you don’t need to leave your home. Our professional massage therapsit comes to your home sets up and gives you a relaxing hour long massage. Call (814) 667‑3725


Snow Blowing, Painting, Electrical/Lighting, Carpentry, Plumbing, Flooring, Trim, Remodels, Tile, Landscape, Mulch, Hauling

814-360-6860 PA104644

10 years janitorial and cleaning experience. Salt and mud got your house or office a mess? Let us clean it up. Weekly, bi‑ weekly, monthly, or one time cleaning available. 814 880‑5094 or holtcleaningservices

Greenhills Village Retirement and Senior Living Residence has immediate openings

P/T, F/T Cook

Fully accessible units available

P/T Housekeeper

Income Restrictions Apply


P/T, F/T Personal Care Aide

Call 880-4549


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.

WALKS FIREWOOD & LAWN CARE 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 METAL DESK: w/ 6 drawers. $20 Call (814) 360‑0301 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

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


TV STAND 60”: solid wood, black, still in box, brand new. Paid $300 asking $125. Call (814) 769-0524. Bellefonte Area.

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 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

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

Firewood for sale in the State College area for $150 a cord. FREE DELIVERY Please call 814‑280‑1783 if interested. Thank you!

MADISON HANDBAGS are stylish, unique, classic bags that are designed by YOU, the customer. Host a party to enjoy a night with the ladies and create a bag that screams YOU! Over 80 fabric options to choose from! www.madison

SNOW BLOWER: Craftsman 28”, 8 hp, used 3 times, like new. $450. Call (814) 769-0524. Bellefonte Area.

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

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