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Decision time approaches on referendum By HARRY ZIMBLER
STATE COLLEGE — Voters in the State College Area School District will have the opportunity May 20 to decide the future of the high school through a referendum on a major building project. If the referendum passes, the project will move forward. If it is rejected by voters, the process will begin anew. In the interest of providing voters as much information as possible about the proposed project, the SCASD School Board and Superintendent Robert O’Donnell have been holding numerous information sessions and public discussions of the project. These sessions include a look at the process that was used to arrive at the final proposal. O’Donnell recently spoke to the Rotary Club of downtown State College. “We want people to know what the project is, and what it isn’t and why our
board made the decision it made,” said O’Donnell. The process began with a review of information from the 2005-2007 high school project plan. The 2009 District Wide Facility Master Plan was also included in the initial stage. Following due diligence, the Board arrived at six potential solutions to meet the needs of the District’s high school. In brief they included: n All new high school on both sides of Westerly Parkway, estimated to cost $135 to $142 million n Part new construction part renovation with a connection across Westerly Parkway, $112 to $118 million. n Renovate in place, $65 to $68 million n Core academics placed on one side of Westerly Parkway, $112 to $117 million. n A new site, new construction, $121 to 127 million. n Two sites, two schools, $154 to 162
million. “We sought the most cost-effective solutions that guaranteed a robust educational program,” said O’Donnell. “We were looking for quality design work and a very competitive cost per square foot. We don’t want to build facilities that are too expensive and force us to cut programs.” A comprehensive survey of the community provided a clear picture of the kind of high school that residents want to see built. Amber Cistaro Concepcion, vice president of the school board, said the board focus on community wishes was key to the project. “This has been a community-driven process,” she stated. “We built upon the work of the past, but the survey we had done was key. That’s why we’re on Westerly Parkway. The community was clear they wanted it there. We only Referendum, Page 4
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SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT: This graphic shows the proposed changes to the State College Area High School property.
Game to honor athlete’s life, help community By MARJORIE S. MILLER email@example.com
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FOR THE KIDS: THON raised a record-breaking $13,343,517.33 over the weekend as Penn State students danced for 46 consecutive hours. That number topped 2013 by almost $1 million.
THON shatters record By CHRIS MORELLI
UNIVERSITY PARK — Penn State, you did it again. Over the weekend, the IFC/Panhellenic Dance Marathon broke the fundraising record it set in 2013. When the numbers were revealed in the Bryce Jordan Center late Sunday afternoon, they were off the chart. The final tally — $13,343,517.33 to fight pediatric cancer. Those numbers topped 2013 ($12.4 million) and 2012 ($10.69 million).
“While I was not surprised that we surpassed the previous year’s total, each year it surprises me by how much,” said Noelle Balent, a fifth-year senior from Exeter, Pa. “The awareness of THON has expanded, and I believe that is what continues to help the total grow.” Since THON began in 1973, the numbers are staggering. More than $114 million has been raised for the Four Diamonds Fund. For three days, more than 700 Penn State students stayed on their feet. The fun began at 6 p.m. Friday when THON kicked off. Thon, Page 6
UNIVERSITY PARK — Penn State will honor the life of Brandon Ream when the Nittany Lion men’s basketball team takes on Wisconsin on Sunday, March 2, at the Bryce Jordan Center. The first of its kind, the game has been declared “Team Ream Day.” Tip-off is at noon. Ream, a Centre County native and former Penn State football player, passed away in November after a long battle with cancer. Friends of the Ream family have agreed to match, dollar for
By JOHN PATISHNOCK UNIVERSITY PARK — Famed ESPN broadcaster and hockey guru John Buccigross recently visited State College on consecutive weekends to cover a few Penn State men’s ice hockey games. Even though he was born in Pittsburgh, spent the early part of his childhood in Indiana, Pa., and had watched minor leagues games in Johnstown, it was the first time BucOpinion ............................ 7 Health & Wellness ......... 8, 9
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HOCKEY GURU: ESPN broadcaster John Buccigross, a Pennsylvania native, recently made his first visit to Happy Valley. He sat down with the Centre County Gazette for an exclusive one-on-one interview during his stay here.
cigross had visited Penn State. In addition to saying Penn State students were plenty hospitable at Café 210 West and pointing out Damon’s Grill served good mozzarella sticks, he had plenty of other thoughts about Penn State ice hockey, the Pegula Ice Arena and how his father, a Boston Bruins fan who didn’t wear a mask as a high school goalie, influenced his lifelong passion for hockey. Broadcaster, Page 5
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What: Penn State vs. Wisconsin, “Team Ream Day” — Friends of the Ream family have agreed to match, dollar for dollar, all funds raised for the event up to $30,000. Who: Olympic gold medalist and “Dancing with the Stars” champion Shawn Johnson is scheduled to appear for an autograph session. Where: Bryce Jordan Center When: Noon Tickets: www.gopsusports.com
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dollar, all funds raised for the event up to $30,000. The Team Ream game will include a pregame autograph session featuring Penn State athletes and other athletes from various action sports. Shawn Johnson, Olympic gold medalist and “Dancing with the Stars” champion, are among the athletes scheduled to appear, according to a press release by the Team Ream Foundation. Johnson, who was a close friend of Ream, said she is looking forward to being a part of
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Front and Centre ALTERNATIVE EXERCISE: Yoga and Zumba classes are being modified for senior citizens. Gentle yoga and Chair Zumba are considered “exercise in disguise” but are extremely beneficial to seniors. Page 12 EMOTIONAL RESCUE: Penn State senior Morgan Hill reflects on her final THON as a student at University Park. Hill said the emotional weekend was one she will never forget. Page 14
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Woman arrested in bank theft By JENNIFER MILLER StateCollege.com
STATE COLLEGE — State College police have charged Bellefonte woman with stealing $30,000 while working at a local bank. Police charged Dorothea Ann Bird, 49, with theft, receiving stolen property and five counts of computer trespassing. Bird is accused of taking the money over several days in October while working as the lead teller at the M&T Bank on South Allen Street in State College, according to police. A bank associate conducted a surprise audit on Oct. 24, police said, and discovered Bird completed a miscellaneous debit for $30,000 the day prior, according to the criminal complaint. The audit also revealed that Bird allegedly attempted to cover up the missing cash through fraudulent transactions on
five different occasions between Oct. 18 and Oct. 24, police said. Bank security officers then reviewed surveillance video for Oct. 19, which reportedly captured Bird alone in the bank’s vault, according to police. “She was observed removing a large box of currency from drawer #3, her vault, and taking several straps of currency from it,” the affidavit says. State College police interviewed Bird on Nov. 20 during which she reportedly denied taking the cash. Police say a review of Bird’s paperwork, electronic journals and ATM transactions showed, “theft is the only explanation for the missing $30,000 and Bird’s intentional manipulation of the electronic journal is clearly an attempt to conceal the stolen currency,” the affidavit states. Bird was released on $25,000 unsecured bail. Her preliminary hearing is slated for March 5.
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Friends remember Col. Russell’s contributions By JENNIFER MILLER StateCollege.com
STATE COLLEGE — Friends of retired U.S. Marine Col. Gerald S. Russell, one of two surviving battalion commanders during Iwo Jima, remember him as a kind, giving man. John Padula, 92, became friends with Russell at Brookline Village, a retirement home where the two resided. Both Marines, World War II veterans, graduates of colleges in Boston and members of Our Lady of Victory Church, the men bonded while dining together each day. Russell, who served in the Marines during World War II, died Monday after a brief illness. He was 97. “He was a very great person. Reaching out to his family, his love of family. He was a great hero. Oh my, just amazing,” said Padula. “All the things he did for humanity, for the community, after he retired, he did so much for the community.” While dining together, Padula had the opportunity to meet Russell’s children and friends, like Sue Paterno, who volunteered with Russell for the Special Olympics. “I got to know his background, I got to know his family,” Padula said. “What I remember about him, he was just a great human being, he had a love of humanity, community.” Anissa Ilie, spokeswoman for Brookline Village, also got to know Russell over the last several years. “When I first met him, I remember how distinguished, and even intimidating, he was. He was an individual who commanded a lot of respect,” Ilie said. “But soon after getting to know him, I also found what a gentle, caring, genuine man he was. He was just a great guy. Very giving to the
community, to his family and his friends.” After graduating from Boston College, Russell enlisted in the Marines. His military career included deployments on Guadalcanal, where he was wounded and contracted malaria, and at Iwo Jima, where he fought for all 36 days of that horrific battle. He was responsible for 1,000 troops and was one of the youngest battalion commanders in World War II. Russell retired from the Marines in 1968 after 30 years of service. Afterward, he came to Penn State where he became assistant and speech writer to Penn State President John Oswald with co-appointment as assistant secretary to the board of trustees. In 1973, he was promoted to assistant professor and dean of the Health, Physical Education and Recreation College. He was promoted to associate dean in 1977 and held that position until he retired in 1987. Russell was involved in various community programs including Toys for Tots and the Pennsylvania Special Olympics, holding various leadership roles. Al Matyasovsky, a program manager at Penn State, got to know Russell, in part, as the result of the recycling program he created at Beaver Stadium, which benefits the United Way. “The colonel approached me and congratulated me on the idea and we became fast friends,” said Matyasovsky. Over the last two decades, the two had dinner together often and supported the Special Olympics together. “He was such a wonderful man, and I so valued him as a friend and a mentor. And I learned so much from the colonel,” he said. “The thing that I really admired in the colonel was he really had a resume to die for, but he never bragged about it. When he met people he wanted to learn about them.”
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COL. GERALD S. RUSSELL passed away earlier this week at the age of 97. He will be remembered for service to his country, his kind acts and the impact he had on Centre County.
Russell’s accomplishments also includes helping to start the annual Centre County United Way Day of Caring, during which people representing area businesses, schools, service organizations and Penn State spend a day helping out non-profits, historical sites and municipal organizations. “For as many amazing things as this man accomplished in his life he was always very humble and always concerned about others,” Ilie said. “He was just very humble about it and cared about other people.”
SCASD hosts Black History Month celebration By MARJORIE S. MILLER firstname.lastname@example.org
STATE COLLEGE — The State College Area School District hosted a Black History Month celebration, which featured projects by students that highlighted African Americans’ roles in the creation and development of our nation. On Feb. 23 at Mount Nittany Middle School, the exhibition was an opportunity for students in the district to explore African Americans’ contributions through-
out American history, according to Debra Daggs, learning enrichment and gifted support teacher at Mount Nittany Middle School, and Kikora Franklin, associate professor of dance at Penn State’s School of Theatre. All students within the district were given the opportunity to participate. They were asked to submit project ideas that included essays, poetry, visual arts and other media to portray self-selected topics. “We were looking for a way to engage
more students in celebrating Black History Month,” Daggs and Franklin said in a joint statement. “An exhibition opens the door for all interested students to participate and learn about this vital component of American history.” Black History Month, celebrated in February, began as a week-long celebration of African American accomplishments in 1926, they said. Initiated by Dr. Carter G. Woodson, Black History Week sought to encourage schools to educate students on the sub-
ject of Black History. In 1976, Black History Week was expanded to a month-long celebration in the United States. The event featured a performance by arts ensemble Roots of Life, live drumming, poetry, dance, crafts, vendors and an art display. The exhibition and Roots of Life performance were supported by SCASD’s Learning Enrichment/Gifted Support Program, and a grant from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts. For more information visit www.scasd.org.
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Team Ream, from page 1 Team Ream Day and bringing the community together. “(It’s going to be a) humbling experience in honor of Brandon,” she said. “It’s going to be a beautiful event.” Johnson, the 2007 individual all-around world champion and 2007 world champion on floor exercise, said Ream’s athleticism and resilient attitude are important legacies to be passed on. “Knowing Brandon, he had a way of touching a lot of people’s lives,” she said. “Everyone connected with the athlete he was.” It is Johnson’s hope, she said, that people can learn from Ream and his life passions. “He had such purpose to give back to kids … he was a great role model for so many people,” she said. The game will also include a memorial presentation at halftime and a post-game bike demo featuring 10 Action Sports Stars. Pure Cane Sugar and Jason McIntyre will sing the national anthem. “It is a great honor for us, as it would have been for Brandon, to cheer on Penn State basketball while giving back to the people of Centre County and surrounding areas,” Samantha Ream said in a press release by the Team Ream Foundation. “All of us at Team Ream are aware of the financial struggles people face when overcoming adversity. This is an overwhelming and difficult time for the patient and their families — and reaching out and offering help Referendum, from page 1 moved forward with concepts supported by a majority of the community.” As one the largest school districts in Pennsylvania, the high school serves about 2,300 students. Over the course of a 50year life expectancy for the building, the new facility will serve thousands of students. The survey revealed that among the top concerns was student safety and security. There are currently 92 doors into the high school. Securing them has been, and remains, a high priority.
is what we are called to do. We are One; One Team; One Community; One Family.” Ream was born in State College on Jan. 23, 1984. A lifelong resident of Happy Valley and a Penn State graduate, he loved central Pennsylvania and could never imagine calling anywhere else home, according to the Team Ream Foundation. As a child and teen, Ream was a standout football and basketball player. Through competition, he developed an unbreakable attitude for success and a dedication to team spirit. He continued his athletic career by playing football at Penn State University, where he met his wife, Samantha, a Penn State volleyball player. After graduation, Ream channeled his passion for success into his family’s business, Camp Woodward, an action sports and gymnastics camp. He worked his way up to become vice president of operations and guided the camp through both national and worldwide expansions, according to the Team Ream Foundation. In November 2011, Ream was diagnosed with osteosarcoma, a rare form of bone cancer. Upon learning the diagnosis, he drew upon his competitive drive and immediately entered “battle mode.” He, along with his family and friends, confronted the crisis head on with a positive attitude and a gracious spirit. Through his life and his journey with cancer, Ream recognized the value and the importance of a solid support system, the love of family and friends and the availTogether with community advisory committees, the school board and staff toured schools in Chambersburg, York, Lancaster and elsewhere in the state to see how other districts dealt with challenges similar to those facing the SCASD. “We looked for the lowest cost per square foot that would allow the continuance of the school’s many student programs,” said O’Donnell. To best meet the need for cost containment while providing a safe and supportive educational environment, the various options were narrowed to three. Working with the architect and educational planner, the district decided to
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GOLD MEDAL-WINNING gymnast Shawn Johnson will be at the Bryce Jordan Center on Sunday to sign autographs as part of the first-ever “Team Ream Day,” which will pay tribute to the late Brandon Ream. ability of quality resources, the foundation states. The Team Ream Foundation is a notfor-profit organization established to preserve the memory, to grow the legacy, and to carry on the fight, the will and determination of Ream for future generations. Its mission is to assist financially disadvan-
taged families in State College and surrounding areas who have been affected by serious medical conditions. All money raised by the Team Ream Foundation will stay in Centre County, according to the Team Ream Foundation. For more information or to donate, visit www.teamream.org.
go with the core academics plan, with academic programs delivered on one side of Westerly Parkway. “68 percent of people surveyed were opposed to ‘the renovate in place’ option,” noted O’Donnell. “That would leave us with students crossing the street. And we’d have a 1950’s design for $70 mil-
of renovation and new construction. The natatorium and gymnasiums in the High School North Building will be retained. To pay for the project a referendum tax will be phased in over several years. The estimated annual cost to individual taxpayers is 2.7 mills or 7 percent of current tax bills. Taxpayers with properties valued at $250,000 will see an increase of $16 per month in taxes. “We are working to get a higher turnout (for the referendum vote) for a more accurate representation of the community as a whole,” stated O’Donnell. O’Donnell said he understands the various concerns expressed by different segments of the community. “Costs are a concern, no question,” he said. “And some who wanted two schools should know that the staffing costs, with the same programs, would increase by $2 million” he said. “We wanted flexibility and choice for students, while limiting costs. That is best achieved on one side of Westerly Parkway.”
lion.” The referendum will ask voters to approve $85 million in new debt. The entire project will include $10 million in capital reserves, and $20 million in non-referendum debt. No state reimbursements are forthcoming. The project is a long-term solution for all students in grades 9-12. It will consolidate all academic spaces on the south side of Westerly Parkway, using a combination
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February 27-March 5, 2014 Broadcaster, from page 1 CENTRE COUNTY GAZETTE: I read that your recent trip to State College was the first you had visited Penn State. What were your impressions as you arrived into town and saw the campus? JOHN BUCCIGROSS: Pennsylvania is a beautiful state. I was born in Pittsburgh and lived in Indiana, Pa., until I was 11, and then I moved to Ohio, in Steubenville. My dad grew up in Boston and he took his two weeks vacation every year and we drove to Boston, from first, Indiana, and then Steubenville, so I’ve driven across Route 80 pretty much every year of my life since I was 2. And then even after college, I would drive back to see friends in Ohio and go to Pittsburgh, so it’s a road I’ve driven hundreds of times, but just never stopped at Penn State, so it’s kind of neat. Actually, since I-99 was built, I go that way when I go to Pittsburgh now, so the last five or six years, I’ve driven by Penn State, but again, just didn’t have a reason to stop, but it was great to finally be here and I was very impressed by the community; about what I thought it would be. Indiana, Pa., was a little college town with IUP, so I get it, and it felt like home and it felt like it made sense. CCG: How much had you heard about the Pegula Ice Arena beforehand and what were your impressions of the facility after arriving and taking a look around? JB: Just watching games on TV, obviously everybody was raving about it and so I had seen the shots, the scenes and the announcers talking about it and the intermission stories they did on it and the different interviews they did with people and so they talked it up pretty big, so I had pretty high expectations. It’s like when you go to a movie where you have high expectations, usually you’re disappointed, but they were met, for sure. CCG: Were there any features that surprised you or especially impressed you, maybe something you weren’t expecting to see at a college arena? JB: That’s a good question. I don’t think so, it’s just the student section was so wonderfully done. I’ve seen other student sections that are good but it was so nice and vertical, it goes right to the ceiling. The urinals are very wide, that was really quite surprising, so that was nice. The bathrooms are gigantic; you could play mini-sticks in the bathroom. The concourses are really nice and big; I’ve been to other college hockey rinks, and they’re nice but the concourses are small, bathrooms are small. Even these chairs right here (reclines in chair in media room), they’re so comfortable, they recline a little bit, very nice. A lot of the rinks nowadays, they have good Jumbotrons, they have comfortable seating, the 5,000-6,000 seat arenas are a perfect size for hockey and those schools that play in the bigger ones, it’s just not quite the same. …. Pegula is going to cause a lot of arena envy, especially for, I think, Ohio State is the one place I see. … I think Ohio State’s going to see this and say, “We need to have an on-campus arena like Pegula,” and I think you’ll see that because of this place. CCG: Calling a game at Pegula, what made the game atmosphere unique and separate from other arenas? JB: It’s all theirs, from top to bottom, the name they have up there is cool, “The Roar Zone.” I love how they put the platform for the cheerleaders and the band’s right behind, it’s very organized, yet organic at the same time and just the enthusiasm they have for the team, despite the poor record, is really pretty cool. There’s a bit of innocence to it, and I hope it’s always there and it should be, because that’s what’s great about college. You have new kids every year and they’re going to see this and that junior in high school or that senior in high school will say, “I want to go to Penn State and be a part of that.” He likes hockey, he might not play, but he wants to be a part of that. And they talk about giving athletes tours and they have their days. If I were giving a tour to a student who was going to be in turf management or the meteorology department, I’d bring him to a hockey game and say part of that experience is to go in that Roar Zone. I would make that — whether you send them a DVD or you bring them in person — if a kid’s on a tour today, they should bring them to a game and show them the Roar Zone, even if they just pop in and then pop out as part of the tour, because that would be a good sell. CCG: The team’s record is a little deceptive in that Penn State has been in so many close games. What is it that tells you the team’s competitive and will continue to improve? JB: They’re going to get better and better players. To be right in the middle of western Pennsylvania, eastern Pennsylvania, a little bit of New Jersey and of course underneath the great western New York hockey scene. Right in the middle of that is going to be good because it’ll be easier for those kids to visit. But then also they’ll draw on some Canadians, too, with Guy and his pipeline of players. … They’re going to get some high-end talent, soon. CCG: I think before this season, I was like a lot of other hockey fans in the area. I followed the Penn State teams and occasionally watched the NHL, but now I have a new appreciation for hockey. Is that somewhat indicative of what’s happening across the national landscape of college hockey? Are you noticing any trends? JB: Well, obviously television drives everything. And once NBC Sports Networking started showing games, because they don’t have a strong inventory of professional sports, CBS Sports Network, those are two smaller entities, they’ll show games. And then of course you have the Big Ten Network come along. The Big Ten, I think, is going to have a great ripple effect for all of college hockey, not only on the ice but also with television, because now the Big Ten Network is showing high-quality games.
The cenTre cOunTy gazeTTe So suddenly ESPN gets in the game this year and so we’re showing Big Ten games now. You’ve never had more high-quality broadcasts going on than you do now, and no better way to get the word out. CCG: Looking into the future, do you expect the Big Ten Conference to look differently in the next three to five years, possibly with more teams? JB: They’d love to. Unfortunately, you need that angel donor like Terry Pegula to come along and drop $100 million for a rink and for scholarships, but it’s not easy. I’m sure they would love for Northwestern or Illinois, which makes sense in that state that’s produced really great hockey players; a Nebraska, that has a bit of a history. I’m sure they would love it, the more, the merrier. I’m sure they would hope in three to five years, they would add at least one and hopefully two. To get up to eight, that would be a little stronger. CCG: I recently spoke with Penn State’s women’s coach Josh Brandwene, and he said hockey became a lifelong passion for him very early in his life. Was it the same way for you? JB: Yeah, my dad was originally from Boston, and he played high school hockey. He was a goalie who didn’t wear a mask back in the day. When he was a young man and I was a young child, the Bruins were really good, and that was his boyhood team
Page 5 and they were winning Stanley Cups in the early 70s, so that always put an inedible experience on me. So yeah, hockey’s always been a major four for me. Whatever season it was, that was my favorite sport. I collected hockey cards, played hockey, watched hockey on TV. My dad would take us to games in Pittsburgh a couple times a year, some minor league games in Johnstown, where “Slap Shot” was filmed. For a lot of people, it’s a fringy, freakish sport, but for me, it was just like the NFL, NBA, MLB, and NHL. It was just a natural favorite sport for me. CCG: Anything else about your visit that you’ll remember? JB: I understand Pennsylvania pretty well, and the landscape, and the topography and the people and had a great time at the café. 2-on-1, was it? CCG: Café 210? JB: Yeah, Café 210. I had a great night there, the kids were great. Damon’s last night, mozzarella sticks were good. The college towns are the best towns. I like them all, and so I fit right into a place like this.
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Thon, from page 1 Once they began moving, they were not permitted to sit or sleep until 4 p.m. Sunday. During the 46-hour span, there are dances (of course), fun and games. According to Balent, those in attendance never lose sight of the reason why they’re there. “THON isn’t just one weekend. THON is a yearlong event that provides smiles, care and excitement all throughout the year to the Four Diamonds family. The support that the families receive from the volunteers all year long is genuine; the love that is shown is unmeasurable,” Balent said. “That is what makes THON so important, the break from the day-to-day life of treatments, pain or frowns. THON helps ease the pain that goes along with these day to day challenges for the families. THON is important because it makes the kids feel like kids again.” For some, THON is an annual event. Taylor Baker of Elizabethville, Pa., returned to University Park for THON, even though she graduated last year. There was never a doubt, she said, that she would return to Happy Valley for the event. “Penn State is all about school spirit and pride,” Baker explained. “Who wouldn’t be proud of a year-long effort to raise money and put on events to improve the lives of children and families battling pediatric cancer?” During her junior year, Baker was on the merchandise committee. In 2013, she was a merchandise captain. Baker said that she loves the atmosphere that THON provides. “THON is a giant family. When you join THON, you become part of that family and part of something so much bigger than yourself. You get to meet so many amazing people and join together in fighting for this amazing cause,” she said. One of the goals of this year’s THON was to solve the
woes of line management. In 2013, long lines left people out in the cold and unable to get in. This year, a digital line management system was used. The technology allowed those attending to access the building without long wait times. Baker said that she had no problem getting into the building. “I was able to get in and out very easily,” she said. “I event went to (Pegula Ice Arena) with my parents around 2 p.m. on Sunday thinking it would be full of people to find out that we were still able to get into the BJC,” she said. The money raised not only helps Four Diamond families with medical bills, it also goes toward research in hopes that one day, there will be a cure for pediatric cancer. Right now, there is approximately an 80 percent survival rate, according to the Penn State Hershey Medical Center. Although fatigue kicked in for many of those dancing on Saturday, there were plenty of activities to keep their mind off the clock. They also soaked in energy from the 16,000 in the stands. The crowd consisted of students, faculty, family and members of the community. The last few hours of THON are special, according to Baker. “My favorite moment is always the last four hours. There are no words to describe being in the BJC with thousands of people all fighting for the same cause,” Baker said. “You are among so many amazing people between the kids, families and dancers. You just feel so much love and energy and there really is no feeling like it.” Perhaps that’s the appeal of an event like THON. It’s not about sadness — it’s more like a celebration. And it’s not about the students. It’s bigger than that. According to Balent, that’s what makes THON great. It’s not just about the Penn State students, but the entire Penn
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MEMBERS OF THE Whiplash Dance Team danced as a part of Emma’s Army over the weekend at THON. Here, they celebrate with Emma Johnson, a Four Diamonds child who is in remission.
State community. “THON shows that the Penn State Community is more than academics, more than athletics; Penn State is a family, together standing, dancing and searching for a cure,” Balent said. “We love and fight more than anyone else, and soon, we will have fought pediatric cancer.”
Italian Student Society makes first appearance at THON By BRITTANY SVOBODA email@example.com
UNIVERSITY PARK — More than 708 Penn State students from 350 organizations danced for 46 hours last weekend for a cure to pediatric cancer and to benefit the Four Diamonds Fund. New among the organizations participating in THON this year was Penn State’s Italian Student Society, which has been helping to raise funds in other ways for the Four Diamond Fund since the club’s inception in 2007. The Four Diamonds Fund helps families who have a child with cancer with outof-pocket expenses, like medical bills that their insurances don’t cover. ISS THON chairs junior Haley Luvison, family relations, and sophomore Monica Caparosa, logistics, said they were excited and ecstatic to have dancers participate in THON this year. “We worked extremely hard this year,” Luvison said. “It’s a show of all our effort.” ISS spent time organizing and executing fundraising trips and events to generate donations, Luvison and Caparosa said. Three weekends each fall semester, organizations can go on “canning” trips to raise money for the Four Diamonds Fund. Each canning weekend this year, Luvison said ISS had two groups in different parts of the Northeast. They also sent “THONvelopes” to friends and family asking for donations. ISS’s biggest fundraiser, Luvison and Caparosa said, is their semi-annual spaghetti dinner, which is hosted at Grace Lutheran Church in State College. According to thon.org, an organization’s allotment of dancers for THON weekend is based on their previous year’s
fundraising total. Last year, ISS raised about $6,000. Organizations not guaranteed dancers are placed into a lottery system. Organizations must raise $2,800 to be put in the lottery once. Each additional chance in the lottery costs $600. The dancer lottery takes place at the beginning of February, only weeks before THON weekend. After selection, dancers Eric Pirollo and Raimondo DeVincentis said they started preparing for the 46-hour journey immediately by eating better, exercising more and cutting out caffeine. After 25 hours of dancing, DeVincentis said he was excited to be able to dance for ISS at THON, adding that one of his favorite parts has been the squirt gun fights. Pirollo also said he was excited, but a little nervous to be on his feet for 46 hours, and he was looking forward to the pep rally and last four hours. In the last four hours of THON weekend, the total fundraising amount for the Four Diamonds Fund is announced. This year, the organizations raised $13.3 million, about $1 million more than last year. ISS raised about $13,000 for THON and the Four Diamonds Fund this year. Like many organizations participating in THON, ISS has been paired with a Four Diamonds Family, the Allisons. “We’re extremely grateful to have the opportunity to raise money and represent the Allison family,” Luvison said. Although their THON child, Aleah, is no longer going through cancer treatments, she said the Allisons will always be their Four Diamonds Family. Caparosa and Luvison said that ISS has a dynamic with the family that is unique. When spending time with the Allison
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SEVERAL MEMBERS of Penn State’s Italian Student Society pose in front of Old Main. Back row, from left, are Gary Cristiano, Dean Massaro and Jason Coppola. Middle row, from left, are Alex Hamborsky, Anthony Aloisi and Angelea Heller. Front row, are from left, Julianna Azzizzo, Jennifer Spadaro and Monica Caparosa. family, Luvison said that they don’t talk about Aleah’s condition, but about the family, school and what Aleah and her sib-
lings like to do. “We’re excited they get to experience THON with us,” she said.
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Chairman wants to reboot Internet rules By The Los Angeles Times You have to give new Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler credit: He moves fast for a bureaucrat. Wheeler announced last week that the commission would not appeal a recent court decision that invalidated most of the “open Internet” rules championed by his predecessor. Instead, he said, he would propose new ones to achieve the same thing: barring Internet service providers from blocking legal content or playing favorites among websites and services. It’s not clear yet how he’ll reach that goal, but he’s chosen the quickest and least controversial way there. “Net neutrality” rules aim to preserve the qualities that have made the Internet such a hotbed for creativity and innovation, including the freedom to connect with audiences and experiment with new businesses. Some conservative critics question the need for such rules, saying there’s no real evidence of a problem. On the other hand, some liberals warn that broadband providers such as AT&T and Comcast will steer users to favored sites and services unless they’re regulated as rigorously as the local phone monopolies in the old Bell system. Wheeler, a former top lobbyist for the wireless and cable industries, didn’t rule out taking the latter route someday. For now, however, he wants the commission to try the less heavy-handed approach suggested by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, which ruled in January that the FCC had the authority to protect net neutrality but not through the sweeping requirements it adopted in 2010. So Wheeler plans to propose a less prescriptive, more flexible set of rules to preserve the status quo of openness and innovation online. He’s expected to lay out a formal proposal for the new rules within a few months. Ideally, more broadband providers would emerge to compete with the cable and phone companies, eliminating the need for net neutrality rules to keep those companies honest. Wheeler said he’d look for ways to boost competition, such as by helping local governments offer broadband services. But aside from Google’s fiber project, there hasn’t been much happening on that front. Not only are new networks tremendously expensive, but governmentowned Internet services are blocked in many communities by state laws outside the FCC’s reach. Comcast’s recent deal to take over Time Warner Cable portends more industry consolidation, creating ever-larger broadband providers and further deterring new entrants. That’s all the more reason for Wheeler and the commission to strive to preserve openness online. And rather than waging a protracted fight over rigorous rules, it makes sense to use the authority that the D.C. Circuit has confirmed the FCC has.
Is it liberty or bias in Kansas? The Kansas Legislature recently found itself on the verge of passing a bill that would protect any worker — in a private business or in government — who refused service to individuals because of the worker’s religious opposition to gay marriage. The bill’s backers said it protected religious freedom, while opponents said it enshrined discrimination in state law. After an outcry, legislative leaders halted the bill and promised to retool it in more palatable fashion. Where is the line between religious liberty and discrimination? Columnists Joel Mathis and Ben Boychuk debate the issue.
The first thing you should know is that most Kansans hate Fred Phelps, the notorious anti-gay preacher whose church has spent the last few decades obnoxiously protesting at the funerals of soldiers, politicians and other innocents in order to spread his homophobic views as widely as possible. The second thing you should know is this: If a “religious freedom” bill passes the Kansas Legislature in any form similar to the one that nearly won approval — well, Kansas will be tied more tightly, and perhaps permanently, to the Phelps legacy than ever before. You don’t have to shout, “God hates fags” at the top of your lungs to put Phelps’ philosophy into action. The third thing you should know is this: The only reason the bill exists is hysteria. Yes, in Colorado, a gay couple sued a cake maker who refused his services for their wedding. But unlike ColoJoel Mathis, rado, Kansas has no legal protections joelmmathis@ for gays and lesbians. They have no gmail.com, legal standing to sue anybody for any is a writer in Philadelphia. reason connected to their sexuality. So a bill protecting Christians from gay lawsuits accomplishes almost nothing but whip up emotions on all sides of the issue. Except this: It sends a signal, loud and clear, to Kansans and the rest of the world, that there is one group — and one group only — that the state gives explicit permission to discriminate against: Gay and lesbian Kansans. That’s a breathtaking achievement. And it is wrong. The original bill even exempted government workers from serving, if they objected on religious principles. Can you imagine a police officer refusing to help a gay crime victim? A firefighter refusing to fight a fire at a gay-owned business or house? There’s a reason Kansas’ conservative legislators are attempting to push a bill that makes second-class citizens out of the state’s gays and lesbians: They know they are
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losing the cultural battle. More than ever, they’re demonstrating why they should lose. But at least they’re making Fred Phelps proud.
The question in Kansas and anywhere else good people are trying to make sense of a rapidly changing social landscape boils down to one thing and one thing only: coercion. Will the state force a florist, a caterer, a photographer, or a baker — to name only a handful — to provide goods and services to anyone, contrary to their own consciences and religious beliefs? Kansas legislators are attempting to answer that question in the negative, and they’re right to do so. Maybe the better question is how so many people have simply forgotten the old-fashioned idea of mutual consent. Some ill-informed commentators have compared what’s happening in Kansas to the old Jim Crow laws that marred the South for much of the 20th century before the Civil Rights Act of 1964. They forget that Jim Crow forced businesses to discriminate and segregate by race. The Kansas bill, by contrast, would do nothing more than free private citizens from legal consequences if they choose not to do business associated with same-sex marriage. Compulsion versus choice: see the difference? It would be a different story if you could only choose from one baker or one photographer in your state, rather than simply take your business elsewhere. Ben Boychuk, And if the government only pro- bboychuk@cityvided the bakers or photographers, we journal.org, is wouldn’t be having this argument. As associate editor of it happens, one version of the Kan- City Journal. sas bill unwisely included government employees under its protections. Government should never discriminate. In all likelihood, however, the Kansas bill will come to nothing. When the U.S. Supreme Court last year ruled on the gay marriage cases, I wrote in this space: “If the law says there can be no ‘rational basis’ for treating the union between a man and a woman as something unique ... then it really doesn’t matter what your conscience tells you.” Kansas lawmakers are fighting a valiant but doomed effort to preserve a shred of liberty rightly understood — liberty of conscience, liberty of contract, liberty of property, liberty of association. The courts and the culture have shifted. We have very few of those old liberties left. But, oh goodness, do we have coercion galore.
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Warming winterâ€™s chill can be toxic HERSHEY â€” When winter gets so cold for so long â€” as it has this year â€” it can be tempting to look for creative ways to heat things up. Whether that means bringing kerosene heaters indoors, grilling dinner on a camp stove in the kitchen when the power is out or warming up the car inside the garage, sometimes creativity can lead to illness, or even death. Carbon monoxide poisoning is the most common cause of death by toxin. It is the reason for about 40,000 emergency department visits and nearly 6,000 deaths each year â€” most during the winter months, as people use improperly vented devices that burn fossil fuels to keep warm or to cook their dinner. Carbon monoxide, or CO, is a colorless, odorless and tasteless gas that causes no harm at small levels. The gas joins with the hemoglobin in red blood cells, preventing them from carrying oxygen throughout the body. Dr. Glenn Geeting, an emergency medicine specialist at Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, said most nonsmokers have less than 3 percent of their hemoglobin joined with CO. (Smokers may find up to 10 to 15 percent of their hemoglobin affected.) Carbon monoxide poisoning occurs when a higher percentage of the hemoglobin in the red blood cells is combined with CO, essentially starving the body for oxygen. That can result in injury to tissues,
especially the heart and brain. Yet because the symptoms of CO poisoning are very similar to other winter ailments and viruses â€” headache, fatigue, nausea, general malaise â€” it can be hard to detect. The only way to know for sure is to do a blood test on those who have been exposed to poorly vented heating devices or structure fires. Even the pulse oximeters that health care professionals clip on a patientâ€™s finger to measure the level of oxygen in the blood can be misleading because they donâ€™t detect the gas and can be artificially reassuring. Pregnant women are especially at risk for the condition because a fetusâ€™ hemoglobin grabs hold of CO faster than an adultâ€™s blood. â€œA pregnant woman could have only mild symptoms, yet the baby could be really suffering,â€? Geeting said. Those with underlying heart or lung conditions may also be affected more easily. Geeting said treatment usually involves breathing oxygen for a period of time. In more serious cases, hyperbaric oxygen therapy â€” breathing 100 percent oxygen under increased atmospheric pressure â€” is used. Geeting said the easiest way to prevent carbon monoxide poisoning is to be aware of your exposure to items that may be burning a fossil fuel in an enclosed space. While cracking a window or provid-
DURING HARSH winters, people look for alternative ways to heat their homes. However, some of the nontraditional ways can be dangerous â€” and even deadly. ing other ventilation may be helpful, the best precaution is to not use such devices indoors. Most home heating systems and fireplaces arenâ€™t the culprits, he said. Itâ€™s the other things people bring indoors. A carbon monoxide detector, which
can be purchased at most hardware stores, can alert people to unsafe levels of CO the same way a smoke alarm does for smoke and fire. To learn more about how to prevent CO poisoning, visit www.cdc.gov/co/faqs.htm
Hershey Medical Center Wolf named director of marks radiosurgery milestone medical specialty operations HERSHEY â€” Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center recently completed its 1,000th Gamma Knife radiosurgery procedure. Gamma Knife radiosurgery uses a single dose of radiation instead of a surgeonâ€™s scalpel to treat a wide range of diseases, including both benign and malignant tumors, Parkinsonâ€™s disease, vascular malformation and lesions that cause epilepsy. Penn State Hersheyâ€™s 1,000th Gamma Knife patient was Robert Reynolds from Mifflintown. Reynolds was treated for lung cancer that had spread to his brain. Since undergoing the procedure, Reynolds has returned to work as a Juniata County commissioner. â€œWe were able to treat five lesions in Mr. Reynoldsâ€™ brain,â€? said Dr. Jonas Sheehan, director of neuro-oncology at Penn State Hershey. â€œHis case is a great example of how our experienced neurosurgeons and radiation oncologists are able to provide advanced care that allows patients with complex conditions to enjoy a high quality of life.â€?
Specialists at Penn State Hershey began performing Gamma Knife procedures in April 2006. In June 2012, the medical center became the first health care provider in central Pennsylvania to upgrade to Leksell Gamma Knife Perfexion technology. The new system allows the surgical team to streamline the setup for such procedures, perform radiosurgery more quickly and efficiently, and treat multiple tumors during a single session. Penn State Hershey is the only facility in central Pennsylvania to offer the Perfexion technology. Because no incision is made in a Gamma Knife procedure, the risk of surgical complications is low. The radiation is delivered in 192 beams precisely focused on the treatment area. Treatment is much shorter than conventional surgery and causes virtually no discomfort. Also, the patient leaves the hospital the day of the procedure â€” compared with a typical stay of several days or more for traditional brain surgery.
STATE COLLEGE â€” Mount Nittany Health recently announced the promotion of Lisa Wolf to the position of director of medical specialty operations for Mount Nittany Physician Group. Wolf received her bachelorâ€™s degree in accounting from Wheeling Jesuit University in Wheeling, W.Va., and her masterâ€™s degree in health care administration from Xavier University in Cincinnati. She began with Mount Nittany Physician group in 2011, working as a practice manager. In her new position, Wolf will be responsible for directing the clinical, operational and financial aspects of multiple medical specialty facilities within the physician group network. Specifically, she will be responsible for cardiology, nutrition, endocrinology, infectious disease, dermatology, nephrology, neurology, pulmonology, rheumatology,
hospitalists, intensivists and sleep medicine. â€œThis new position reflects Mount Nittany Healthâ€™s commitment to sustaining strong relationships between the Physician Group and the patients we serve,â€? said Theresa Lewis, LISA WOLF interim chief operating officer, Mount Nittany Physician Group. â€œWe are fortunate to have talented, committed practice management expertise, like Lisaâ€™s, within our organization.â€? For more information on Mount Nittany Health or Mount Nittany Physician Group, visit www.mountnittany.org.
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WITH ABOUT 8 million women in the United States currently living with heart disease, it is safe to say that almost everyone knows a woman in their life — a mother, friend, sister, grandmother or aunt — who has been affected. Penn State Hershey Heart and Vascular Institute supports the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women campaign. To show support for women’s heart health, faculty and staff throughout Penn State Hershey Medical Center recently donned red for National Wear Red Day on Feb. 7.
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SkillsUSA District 7 competition held at CPI From Gazette staff reports PLEASANT GAP â€” CPI played host to the SkillsUSA District VII competitions on Jan. 24. Christopher Shirley, CPI masonry construction instructor and SkillsUSA advisor, said, â€œSeeing the students compete is the best part. It gives them the opportunity to show off their skills, and I believe the event was a huge success. I would like to thank the faculty and staff at CPI in preparing for the event, because without them none of this would have been possible.â€? The SkillsUSA District VII member schools combined to enter more than 300 competitors taking part in leadership contests, including prepared speech and job interviewing, and skilled contests, such as carpentry, welding and masonry. â€œThis was my first time here, and I liked how it was set up,â€? said Breanna Malloy, a student at Admiral Perry Area Vocational Technical School. â€œI thought that it was really fun, and all of the judges were so friendly.â€? Another student, Lee Queen, from Greater Altoona Career and Technology Center, enjoyed the experience as well. â€œIt was an amazing experience for being my first time here. It brought out your competitive side,â€? Queen said. CPI employees, teachers from SkillsUSA schools and experts in the technical training fields served as judges. Many parents came to observe. â€œThis was phenomenal. Iâ€™ve been to quite a few competitions and this one was handled so well,â€? said Jeri Widdowson, SkillsUSA state director. â€œWhat a great opportunity for the students.â€? CPI students took first place in eight secondary events. These events included crime scene investigation, early childhood, first aid/CPR,
CPI HAD PLENTY of award winners at the SkillsUSA District VII competition, which was held at the school on Jan. 24. HVAC, job skill demonstration, medical math, teamworks and welding. Additionally, CPI took first place in four post-secondary events. These events were auto technology, culinary arts, dental assisting and HVAC. First-place winners will compete at the state conference to be held in Hershey in April. Sharon Cook, CPI attendance/child ac-
counting officer and former SkillsUSA adviser, said, â€œHosting a district competition takes teamwork and a lot of preparation. Iâ€™m so proud to be a part of our CPI team. Watching the students try their best and seeing how well the contest was run makes it all worth it to me.â€? SkillsUSA is the only organization for high school and post-secondary students in technical, skilled and service careers,
including health careers. The organization is designed for the students and run by the students. SkillsUSA District VII members include Admiral Peary AVTS, Greater Altoona, Bedford, CPI, Clearfield, Fulton County AVTS, Huntingdon County CTC, Jeff Tech, Mifflin-Juniata CTC, Northern Bedford, State College CTC, St. Marys, Tussey Mountain, Tyrone and TYI-Altoona.
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STATE COLLEGE â€” Young Scholars of Central PA Charter School will host an open house from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 4. The open house is for fall enrollment for grades kindergarten through eighth. Kindergarteners must be age 5 by Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014, to enroll. Young Scholars is a no-tuition multicultural school that limits class size to 20 students. The fun after-school program runs until 5:15 p.m. daily and costs less than $5 a week. YSCP has about 280 students and is located at 1530 Westerly Parkway in State College. Students attend from 12 school districts. For more information, visit www.yscp.org.
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February 27-March 5, 2014
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University of the Free State vice chancellor to give this yearâ€™s Mandela lecture UNIVERSITY PARK â€” Jonathan Jansen, vice chancellor and rector at the University of the Free State in Bloemfontein, South Africa, and president of the South African Institute of Race Relations, will deliver the annual Nelson Mandela Lecture from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 4, at the Nittany Lion Inn, Boardroom 1. He will speak on â€œWill Nelson Mandela Rise on the Third Day? The Meaning of a Leader for Social and Educational Transformation.â€? Jansen holds a doctorate degree from Stanford University, a masterâ€™s degree from Cornell University and honorary doctorates of education from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland, Cleveland State University and the University of Vermont. He is a fellow of the American Educational Research Association and a fellow of the Academy of Science of the Developing World. Jansenâ€™s book â€œKnowledge in the Blood: Confronting Race and the Apartheid Pastâ€? was listed as one of the best books of 2009 by the American Libraries Association. His new book, â€œSchools That Work,â€? uses video documentaries to capture what happens inside disadvantaged schools which nevertheless produce the best results in physical science and mathematics
in South Africa. He also has written popular books such as â€œGreat South African Teachersâ€? (with two students), â€œWe Need to Talkâ€? and â€œWe Need to Act,â€? and is a columnist for The Times and Die Burger. Jansen recently JONATHAN was awarded the EduJANSEN cation Africa Lifetime Achiever Award in New York and the Spendlove Award from the University of California for his contributions to tolerance, democracy and human rights. The Mandela lecture has been given by prominent figures including Mahmood Mamdani, Charlotte McClain-Nhlapo, Bill Fletcher, Myriam Chancy, Kwame Anthony Appiah and Crain Soudien. Sponsored by the Africana Research Center, the Mandela Lecture is free and open to the public. For more information, contact managing director Tracy Beckett at the Africana Research Center at (814) 865-6482, or visit www.arc.psu.edu.
ESSAY CONTEST WINNER
THE DAUGHTERS OF the American Revolutionâ€™s Bellefonte chapter recently honored its essay winners, including Chad Weaver, a sixth-grader at the Centre County Christian Academy. Weaver is pictured with program chairwoman Gwen Carusone, left, and Carol Corman. Weaver was presented with a certificate, medal and a monetary gift.
LHUâ€™s Shultz earns Harrisburg internship HARRISBURG â€” Elizabeth Shultz, of Lock Haven, is working for the state Historical and Museum Commission in the Bureau of Historic Preservation as part of a 15-week internship sponsored by the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. Shultz is a senior history major and Spanish, Latin American studies and international studies minor at Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania. She is one of 14 students participating in The Harrisburg Internship Semester (THIS) program, which provides students the opportunity to work in all areas of state government while earning a full semesterâ€™s worth of credits. THIS invites students from each of the 14 PASSHE universities to participate. Shultz, the daughter of Terry and Lori Shultz, is a 2009 graduate of The Stony Brook School in Stony Brook, N.Y. She and the other students participating in the program will attend several academic seminars during their spring semester internship. Each of the students also will complete an individualized research project as part of the programâ€™s requirements. More than 500 students from PASSHE universities have participated in THIS since the program began in 1989, each gaining valuable insight into the workings of state government at the policy-making
level. Interns have worked with dozens of state agencies, as well as in the offices of the governor, the speaker of the House of Representatives and the attorney general. PASSHE students interested in participating in THIS in a future semester may obtain information on the program by contacting their individual campus coordinator or their universityâ€™s cooperative or internship office, or by calling the Dixon University Center at (717) 720-4089. More information on the program also is available at www.passhe.edu/this. The Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education is the largest provider of higher education in the commonwealth, with about 112,000 students. The 14 PASSHE universities offer degree and certificate programs in more than 120 areas of study. About 500,000 PASSHE alumni live and work in Pennsylvania. The state-owned universities are Bloomsburg, California, Cheyney, Clarion, East Stroudsburg, Edinboro, Indiana, Kutztown, Lock Haven, Mansfield, Millersville, Shippensburg, Slippery Rock and West Chester. PASSHE also operates branch campuses in Clearfield, Freeport, Oil City and Punxsutawney and several regional centers, including the Dixon University Center in Harrisburg and PASSHE Center City in Philadelphia.
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ALISA BUFFINGTON, of Lewistown, right, was a recent recipient of a South Hills School scholarship. She is pictured here being congratulated by Barb Harer, director of South Hills School in Lewistown. Buffington is a second-year student majoring in the administrative professional program and will graduate in September after an internship this summer in her field of study.
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CLEARFIELD â€” Lock Haven Universityâ€™s Clearfield campus will have an open house for prospective students from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, March 1, at 201 University Dr. in Clearfield. Representatives from faculty, admissions and financial aid will be available to answer questions and discuss degree
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Chair Zumba, yoga beneficial for seniors By MARJORIE S. MILLER firstname.lastname@example.org
STATE COLLEGE — Exercise classes that are modified for senior citizens can provide a wealth of mental, physical and social benefits. Area instructors of Chair Zumba and gentle yoga weigh in on why these courses matter in older adulthood. Joann Domingue, Chair Zumba instructor at the Centre Region Senior Center, said the class is a way for participants to connect with music and get moving. “It is ‘exercise’ in disguise,” she said. “It feels more like dancing than exercise. It is also a good mental workout. And it is fun.” Chair Zumba movements include foot tapping, knee bouncing, marching in place, lifting knees and many hand and arm motions, including core-strengthening movements, Domingue said. Foot- and ankle-strengthening exercises are also incorporated. “I try to get participants to use the full range of motion that they have available to them,” Domingue said. “And of course I try to make it feel as much like dancing as possible.” Chair Zumba has the same basic principle as other types of Zumba; however, with Chair Zumba participants are seated for the entire 25 minutes of class, which Domingue says makes it suitable for those who have difficulty walking or standing. “We use some modern Latin and international music, but many more oldies than in my other classes,” she said. “My Chair participants are all very open-minded about the new music and learn to appreciate it, but they also enjoy hearing familiar songs.” Domingue, who has been teaching chair classes at the senior center for two years, said there are about five or six regular participants in Chair Zumba, as well as many more who come and go. Those in this age demographic, she explained, often go on vacation for extended periods of time, or have surgery with
lengthy recoveries. This type of exercise is beneficial for seniors in a variety of ways, she said, including physically. “Participants are getting a light aerobic workout and moving their bodies in ways they otherwise would not during the course of their daily lives,” Domingue said. “They also get a chance to reconnect with their bodies’ potential for motion and to enjoy the ways they can move to the music.” But there’s also a strong mental component to Zumba classes, since participants must learn to follow simple motion patterns. “And dancing is commonly high on lists of the best activities for stimulating the brain and warding off dementia,” Domingue said. “There is also an emotional aspect … everyone seems to enjoy having connected with the music through a dance experience. It seems to help with processing emotions and attaining a measure of calm.” Domingue, of State College, became a licensed Zumba instructor in 2009. In addition to Chair Zumba, she also teaches regular Zumba classes; Zumba Gold, which is a modified form of Zumba for older adults; and several other chair classes. “I love teaching all of my Zumba classes,” she said. “I have so much fun with the participants, especially when I see them enjoying the music and movement. I feel that (Chair Zumba) is a way for people to connect with music and motion from other cultures, such as Indian and African, and I really enjoy spreading that around and helping people to find an appreciation for different cultures through dance.” Brucie Serene, a gentle yoga instructor at the Centre Region Senior Center, said her class focuses on strength, flexibility and balance of mind and body. “Yoga is much more than physical exercise, although exercise is certainly a part of yoga,” she said. Each one of the movements is done in
a matter that encourages the student to focus, to be very aware of how his or her body is moving or is positioned, of how it is stretching and how it is strengthening, Serene said. “Each exercise or pose becomes an opportunity for quieting the mind, a preparation for meditation,” she said. “Our lives are so full of sensory input, it is challenging to let go of all the chatter of our lives, even for a short while in class. Even so, this is a valuable skill and an important part of maintaining a healthy mind and body.” The style Serene teaches in her class is Iyengar style yoga, which utilizes a variety of props, including chairs, belts, blankets, blocks and bolsters. The props are used to enable people of varying abilities to achieve success in their exercises with the proper alignment of their bodies. “These props help avoid injuries and make yoga more accessible to the students,” Serene said. Yoga is done standing, sitting and in reclining postures, she added. As people age they tend to lose their balance and falling down becomes a greater and greater risk. There are a variety of exercises in yoga that help students retain and improve their ability to balance, Serene said. “Many older people are unable to get up from the floor,” she said. “We work on that skill. We sit on the floor and get up and down from the floor, ensuring that our students are able to do this.” Decreased flexibility and weakness in many muscle groups are also challenges of aging, Serene explained. Yoga gives students the opportunity to improve both of these conditions. “Almost every activity in life encourages us to slump our shoulders, round our backs and learn forward,” she said. “In yoga we work on posture, opening the chest, drawing the shoulders back and lifting the sternum. Truly the least expensive way to look younger is to hold your shoulders back and stand with good posture. This is a basic
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YOGA CAN BE modified for senior citizens. By making adjustments to certain forms of exercise, seniors can still benefit both mentally and physically. part and huge benefit of yoga.” Serene, a retired physician who lives in State College, has been teaching gentle yoga at the senior center for three and a half years. She has practiced yoga for more than 20 years. “My favorite part of teaching is seeing my students progress, (and) sharing their happiness and feelings of accomplishment,” she said. “(And) hearing them tell me what helps them and why.” Gentle yoga at the senior center is from noon to 1:30 p.m. on Tuesdays in fall, winter and spring, with a break in the summer. Chair Zumba is offered at 10:15 a.m. on Wednesdays from September through May. For more information on Chair Zumba or gentle yoga, visit www.crpr.org. Domingue’s website can be accessed at http://joannd3.zumba.com/.
By SAM STITZER email@example.com
POTTER TOWNSHIP — In 1964, the Pennsylvania Fish Commission — now the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) — acquired lands and designed and built an earthen dam on Sinking Creek in Potter Township. It created a fishing and boating area which was named Colyer Lake. Construction of the dam was completed in 1966, encompassing a drainage area of 8.4 square miles with a maximum depth of 38 feet. In 2002, the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PADEP), deemed Colyer Lake unsafe by updated state stormwater requirements. The spillway could pass less than 24 percent of the stormwater, and 100 percent is required. The lake was drawn down 10 feet in 2003. The PFBC then observed undermining of the auxiliary spillway. A bypass channel was used to divert some of the water flow from Sinking Creek into the lake. In 2011, the bypass channel was reinforced when the PFBC noticed additional undermining of the auxiliary spillway. The bypass channel would now divert 100 percent of Sinking Creek into the lake to minimize any additional undermining of the auxiliary spillway. An annual dam inspection was performed in 2012. The annual Dam Inspection Report was filed detailing that Colyer Lake was unsafe by the current required standards of safety. PFBC engineers conferred with PADEP Dam Safety Engineers and a mandatory water release was ordered. The lake was partially drained to a level approximately 17 feet below the “full” level in the spring of 2013. The PFBC, a self-funded state agency that owns and maintains the lake, lacked the funds to make the necessary repairs, which would cost about $6 million. In 2013, Save Colyer Lake Inc., a non-profit corporation, was formed, headed by Colyer resident and Centre County judge Tom Kistler. Its goal was to raise funds to help pay for the dam’s repairs and to act as leverage for state funding. In November 2013, transportation bill HB 1060 was signed, allocating state funds for numerous road and infrastructure projects including the repairing of “high hazard unsafe dams.” This bill provides all of the funding needed to repair Colyer Lake. Since then, the PFBC has been busy preparing for the repairs to begin. According to the current best estimate, permitting and design work may be completed
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SAVE COLYER LAKE INC. President Thomas Kistler, left, speaks with Pa. Fish and Boat Commission Director John Arway at the fundraiser for Colyer Lake, that was held in September 2013.
by September, and the project will be put out for bids at that time. The lake will remain at its current level until it needs to be emptied for the construction work. As such, the lake should be usable for fishing and boating through the summer. According to Kistler, president of Save Colyer Lake Inc., the organization has raised more than $140,000 to assist in the project costs. The state has asked Save Colyer Lake Inc. to participate in an agreement that commits $100,000 toward the direct construction. The remaining funds, and any additional funds raised in the future, will be used to improve Colyer Lake through new amenities. Save Colyer Lake Inc. will work with the PFBC to plan the appropriate additions. Kistler estimates that this may include a greatly enhanced trail around the lake, boardwalks in marshy areas, bridges over inlet streams, picnic pavilion facilities and perhaps more. The PFBC is expecting to hold another public meeting in the spring to announce its progress.
Tolstoy, a mature gray male, came to PAWS after he was found underweight as a stray with an injured back. He is all better now and ready to find a new forever family. Tolstoy got his name since he looks like a Russian Blue, a type of purebred cat with a solid gray coat. In addition to being handsome, he is also a friendly and people-oriented guy. Tolstoy would do well in a home with one low-key cat or no other feline siblings. He may get along with one well-mannered dog and older children. You can learn more about Tolstoy by visiting www. centrecountypaws.org/cats/ or meet him in person at PAWS, 1401 Trout Road in State College. Tolstoy’s adoption fee has already been graciously paid for by his Guardian Angel.
Nature program to begin STATE COLLEGE — Puddle Jumpers, a nature play program for preschoolers, will take place from 9 a.m. to noon beginning Tuesday, March 4, at Millbrook Marsh Nature Center in State College. The twice-a-week program offers three-hour sessions of nature play for kids ages 3 to 5, including unstructured, imaginative play and structured, nature-based, hands-on learning. Kids should bring a snack each day and dress for the weather. The upcoming session runs through Thursday, March 27, with no meeting on Tuesday, March 11. For more information, visit www.crpr.org or call (814) 231-3071.
February 27-March 5, 2014
The Centre County Gazette
Centre Hall church raises money for typhoon victims By SAM STITZER firstname.lastname@example.org
CENTRE HALL — On Nov. 8, Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) struck the Philippines, causing unimaginable devastation to the island nation. It was the strongest Philippine typhoon on record, and resulted in the deaths of nearly 6,000 people and widespread destruction that affected another 11 million. Half a world away, Sara Floray, a fourthgrade student at Centre Hall Elementary School, watched television news reports showing the destruction in the Philippines and was moved by it. “I wanted to do something to help so bad, I just had to,” Floray said. She and her parents, Scott and Ruth Ann Floray, met with their pastor, Audra Krise, of Trinity United Church of Christ in Centre Hall, to decide what could be done to help the people of the Philippines. They hit upon the idea of having a community bingo night to raise money for relief. They spent two months organizing the event with the help of many community members and merchants who made generous donations of items and gift cards for prizes.
“Scott and Ruth Ann were definitely the driving force behind this,” said Krise. On the evening of Feb. 21, all their work came to fruition when the 20-game bingo night was held in the Centre Hall Fire Hall. According to Krise, a crowd of about 50 people was expected, but closer to 150 people showed up for the event. Every seat in the house was filled, and people were still lined up at the fire house door, waiting for the placement of extra chairs. “I’m glad so many people could come,” Floray said. Trinity UCC church member Amy Smith served as the caller for the bingo games, with Jeff Baney helping out during a public address system glitch when Smith’s voice could not be heard over the large crowd. Fifteen regular games were played for gift cards from local merchants or cash prizes, and five special games with Vera Bradley handbags as prizes were played during the evening. Following the event, Krise said that a total of about $3,000 was raised from bingo and food sales at the event. She said the money will be given to the UCC Church Disaster Relief Fund, designated to be sent to the Philippines.
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BINGO PLAYERS filled the Centre Hall Fire Hall for a fundraising event that benefited Philippines typhoon relief.
Craft party benefits Rwandan children’s learning center BOALSBURG — The first ever “Creative Kids Helping Kids” party was held at the Contempo Artisan Boutique at 109 S. Church Street in Boalsburg. A total of 30 children and their parents crowded around the tables in the cozy, light-filled rooms and learned to make colorful fish out of felt. Various buttons were available to decorate the fish with eyes and fins. The teacher of the class, Amy Frank, came up with the idea to hold a party in which kids could develop their creativity and at the same time benefit children in Rwanda. The counting fish idea led to corresponding treat options such as cookies decorated to look like fishbowls with fish inside. Frank’s friend Lisa Cousins helped at the event and her daughters, Grace and Emma, made the cookie Connie Cousins treats. covers a wide The Studio at Contempo offers itvariety of events in self as a venue for birthday parties, Centre County for weddings, showers, “girls’ nights out” the Centre County or other celebrations. The owner of Gazette. Email her Contempo, Staci Egan, teaches jewelat ccous67@gmail. ry-making classes. Many of the parties com. are centered on “make and take” items such as a jewelry piece or a T-shirt scarf. Egan is the sewing instructor at the boutique and holds classes for both adults and children. Other artisans teach photography, painting and knitting. The Creative Kids project involved sewing the two parts of the fish together, decorating them and filling them with stuffing.
Carol Falke, a local resident, explained her work in Rwanda with the Urukundo Children’s Home and Learning Center. She told the children that they would be helping kids in Africa by sending the fish they made to the Urukundo classrooms. Falke has been working with the Children’s Home and Learning Center for more than three years and has accomplished an amazing amount of projects there. Through her efforts in fundraising, a three-room preschool has been built and, in 2013, two first grade classes and a community library were established. Falke hopes to finish classrooms through sixth grade at the center in the coming years. Falke arranged for teachers from Centre County to go to Rwanda and “teach the teachers.” Her work is all about empowering people to help themselves. On Sunday, March 9, she is leaving for Rwanda and will be there for a month. She will take with her the fish that the children made at Saturday’s event and they will be used in lessons as “counting fish” for the preschool and first and second grades. Falke has reeled in other teachers with her enthusiasm. Some present-day teachers, as well as retired teachers, have spent countless hours creating lesson plans using many items that have been donated. Falke will carry magnets with her of varying strengths, paper clips to use in the demonstrations and other colorful and attention-getting aids for the classroom. Enlisting the help of other schoolchildren has been invaluable in linking kids to kids and building good will and understanding between countries. Each time she speaks at a local school, it leads directly to children asking to help. Letters, posters and projects have traveled back and forth between State College and Rwanda.
LHU’s Clearfield campus to host vitamin drive CLEARFIELD — Students from Lock Haven University’s Clearfield campus will participate in a service-learning program in Morocco during spring break. As part of that experience, they will operate a health clinic and deliver lessons on topics such as hydration, hygiene and nutrition to adults and children in villages in the northern Sahara Desert. A vitamin collection is taking place now until Friday, March 7, at the Clearfield campus, located just off state Route 322 in Clearfield. The group hopes to take vitamins to distribute to the villagers they will be serving. The group is looking for new and unopened bottles of prenatal vitamins, children’s chewable multivitamins and
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THE FIRST-EVER “Creative Kids Helping Kids” party was held at Contempo Artisan Boutique in Boalsburg recently. A total of 30 children took part in the event.
Through efforts of people like Falke and Frank, children in Rwanda learn lessons about the American kids and the children here learn about the Rwandan kids. The children of both countries see and hear the differences, but more important, they learn to appreciate the ways they are the same. What started as a fun party on Saturday fulfilled a purpose by bringing joy and learning to kids in a faraway country.
The Centre County Gazette
February 27-March 5, 2014
Emotions flow at THON
UNIVERSITY PARK â€” $13,343,517.33. Iâ€™m still in shock. Thirteen million dollars for the families. Thirteen million dollars to fight pediatric cancer. Thirteen million dollars for the kids. The Penn State IFC/Panhellenic Dance Marathon broke yet another record, raising almost $1 million more than last yearâ€™s total of $12,374,034.46. And Iâ€™m so proud I can say that I had a hand in that. In my four years at Penn State, THON has raised more than $45 million for the Four Diamonds Fund. Thatâ€™s more money than I can even comprehend. Every year Iâ€™ve stood in the Bryce Jordan Center and watched the executive committee slowly raise each number of that yearâ€™s total. And every single year tears have streamed down my face as weâ€™ve continued to raise more and more. Morgan Hill is a But watching the total reveal at the senior journalism end of the weekend and seeing how major and intern much money weâ€™ve raised isnâ€™t what for the Centre County Gazette. THON is all about. Email her at THON is about the memories you correspondent@ create and the differences you make centrecounty in the lives of the children and families gazette.com. of the Four Diamonds Fund. THON is about putting a smile on a childâ€™s face, not by giving them money, but by being there for them when they really need you. To say the least this was once again a weekend I will never forget. And while every single dancer, volunteer, family member and child helped make this weekend unforgettable, there was one little girl who made my weekend with one simple gesture. Her name was Mya and she was this cute little girl with enough sass and attitude to overpower a high school cheerleading squad. My committee and I met Mya and her older sister during our last shift on the floor Saturday night when they decided to put together a makeshift soccer game, two boys versus 10 girls. To say the least, it didnâ€™t work out.
But that didnâ€™t stop us from instantly creating a bond with these two little girls. Myaâ€™s sister became attached to one of my committee members, and while they were off playing, Mya hung back and played with the rest of us. For a few minutes I had Mya to myself. I crouched at eye level with her and we talked. She told me her name and showed me where the Nittany Lion had signed her shirt. She offered to autograph my shirt, too, but unfortunately we couldnâ€™t find a marker. She told me that she used to be a cheerleader and proved to me that she could do a split. She smiled for picture after picture and struck a new pose with her hand on her hip for every single one, but it was when she complimented my earrings that she really changed my weekend. â€œI like your earrings,â€? Mya said as she reached out and lightly touched the earrings dangling from my ears. â€œTheyâ€™re really pretty.â€? â€œThank you,â€? I said. â€œI really like your necklace.â€? Mya was wearing a red beaded necklace around her neck. Those cheap, 50 cent necklaces you find sold in packs in a dollar store. â€œDo you want it?â€? she asked me. Of course I told her â€œnoâ€?. That it was her necklace and she should keep it. But still I thanked her and told her how sweet it was of her to offer. Mya looked at me and smiled. She took the necklace off and placed it around my neck. â€œI like to share,â€? she said. â€œYou can have it.â€? And instantly my eyes filled with tears. That necklace meant nothing to Mya. It was probably a necklace that she picked up off the ground or received from another dancer or volunteer. It had no significant emotional or material value, but to me that necklace was everything. That necklace was a thank you. A thank you for playing with her and putting up with her sass. A thank you for taking pictures with her and giving her piggyback rides. A thank you for putting aside a weekend in our busy college schedules to make a difference in the lives of these children and families. A thank you for making her smile. Mya has no idea what she gave me this weekend. She has no idea that I will never forget her. She has no idea that her necklace is currently hung on the post of my bed. But it doesnâ€™t matter that she doesnâ€™t know that. What matters is that even though my four years with THON are
CENTRE COUNTY GAZETTE intern Morgan Hill takes time to pose with Mya on the floor of the Bryce Jordan Center during THON. It was Hillâ€™s final THON as a Penn State student. over, THON will always be a part of my heart. I will continue to give and support the students who will continue to devote their time to this cause. I will continue to fight for those who cannot. Today, we must battle pediatric cancer. But tomorrow we will dance. Whether tomorrow be in a week, a year or a decade, eventually we will dance in celebration. Until then, we will stand for Mya, her sister, the Four Diamonds children and every other child affected by this terrible disease.
Middle East experts to discuss Iran and U.S. Policy UNIVERSITY PARK â€” In partnership with the Penn State School of International Affairs, the Center for Global Studies will sponsor a discussion with Flynt and Hillary Mann Leverett, authors of â€œGoing to Tehran: Why the United States Must Come to Terms with the Islamic Republic of Iran,â€? on Wednesday, March 5, from 4:30 to 6 p.m. in 22 Deike Building on Penn Stateâ€™s University Park campus. The discussion, titled â€œIran: What Has Washington Been Thinking?â€? is free and open to the public. â€œAmericans need to understand that another U.S.-initiated war in the Middle East, to disarm yet another Muslim country of weapons of mass destruction it doesnâ€™t have, would be a disaster for Americaâ€™s strategic position,â€? Flynt Leverett said. â€œIt would make the damage done by Americaâ€™s strategically failed invasion and occupation of Iraq look mild by comparison. Americans also need to understand that, for its own interest, the United States needs to come to terms with the Islamic Republic of Iran â€” to accept it as an enduring political order representing legitimate national interests â€” much like President Nixon revolutionized American foreign policy in the early 1970s by realigning relations with China.â€? In their book â€œGoing to Tehran,â€? the Lev-
eretts offer a new approach to understanding the relationship between the United States and Iran. They argue that the Islamic Republic of Iran is a powerful, rational actor in the Middle East and has used its nuclear weapons program as a way to force Washington to treat it as an equal player. Sociology faculty member Sam Richards will moderate the public discussion. Flynt Leverett is an expert on the Middle East, international political economy and Chinese foreign policy. He is part of the founding faculty for Penn Stateâ€™s School of International Affairs, a faculty affiliate at the Dickinson School of Law, and a visiting scholar at Peking Universityâ€™s School of International Affairs. From 1992-2003, he served as senior analyst at the Central Intelligence Agency, focusing on the Middle East. Co-author Hillary Mann Leverett is on the faculty of the School of International Service, American University, Washington, D.C. Previously, she served in U.S. embassies across the Middle East, on the State Departmentâ€™s policy planning staff, and on the National Security Council staff. From 2001-2003, she was among the U.S. diplomats authorized to negotiate with Iranian officials about Afghanistan and al-Qaâ€™ida.
FLYNT AND HILLARY Mann Leverett, authors of â€œGoing to Tehran: Why the United States Must Come to Terms With the Islamic Republic of Iran,â€? will be part of a discussion group at Penn State on Wednesday, March 5.
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HOWARD â€” â€œThe Paranormal: A Scientist Looks at Evidenceâ€? with Bill van den Berg will take place from 2 to 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, March 2, and Sunday, March 9, at Howard United Methodist Church, 144 W. Main St. Berg will present and discuss a series of topics, including psychokinesis, extra-sensory perception and survival after death. For more information, call (814) 308-2050 or visit www. howardumc.org.
Lions Club to host brunch CENTRE HALL â€” The Centre Hall Lions Club will host brunch from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, March 9, at 153 E. Church St., Centre Hall. There will be eggs, home fries, pancakes, toast, ham, bacon, sausage gravy, biscuits, orange juice, apple juice, sweet rolls, coffee, tea and milk. Proceeds will benefit the clubâ€™s projects and tickets will be sold at the door.
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Hess Field Complex selected as a ‘Field of Distinction’ DAUPHIN — The John Hess Softball Field Complex, operated by the Centre Region Parks and Recreation Authority in State College, has earned the Keystone Athletic Field Managers Organization’s (KAFMO) “Field of Distinction” honor for 2014. The award presentation took place during the 18th annual Athletic Field Conference on Feb. 21 in Grantville, Pa. The four softball fields at the Hess Complex were built by local softball enthusiasts starting in the 1960s. Since that time, the site has hosted numerous leagues, statewide tournaments and special softball events, including the PIAA Regional Softball Playoffs. Rather than losing this privately owned site to commercial development, the Centre Region Council of Governments acquired the 21-acre complex in 2010 as part of the Regional Parks Initiative. With shared municipal funding from the five municipalities and in advance of the 2011 softball season, the Centre Region Parks and Recreation Authority updated and upgraded the overall facility, including infield and outfield turf renovations, safety improvements, ADA access, new dugouts and burying of utility lines. During 2013, the complex hosted 712 softball games from four leagues and eight
statewide tournaments. Groups interested in scheduling a 2014 tournament at the Hess Complex are urged to contact recreation supervisor Jeff Hall at the Centre Region Parks and Recreation Authority. The Hess Complex is one of 54 sites operated by the authority across five municipalities in the State College area. Park operations are the responsibility of parks manager Jim Carpenter, assistant parks manager Ted Weaver and their staff. The agency previously received a KAFMO Field of Distinction Award in 2010 for the soccer facilities at Fogleman Field Complex in College Township. The Field of Distinction Award is given annually by KAFMO to sports fields that have demonstrated a dedication to providing safe and playable conditions for all users regardless of the level of play. The KAFMO board of directors judges all entrants. KAFMO is a group of more than 300 individuals committed to enhancing the professionalism of sports field managers across the state. The group’s mission is to improve the safety, playability and appearance of all sports fields in Pennsylvania. KAFMO members represent municipal agencies, school districts, colleges, professional facilities, youth leagues, educators and commercial vendors.
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February 27-March 5, 2014
Eric Barron: A closer look UNIVERSITY PARK — Eric Barron was appointed Penn State University’s 18th president on Feb. 17. He will begin his duties on or before May 12. He served as president of Florida State University in Tallahassee since 2010. In this role he oversaw the university’s 16 colleges, which offer more than 275 undergraduate, graduate, doctoral, professional and specialist degree programs, including law and medicine. Prior to his presidency at Florida State, Barron held a number of positions within higher education, including dean of Penn State’s College of Earth and Mineral Sciences from 2002 to 2006, having become Penn State faculty in 1986, according to Penn State. From 2008 to 2010, Barron served as director of the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR), a prominent federally funded research and development laboratory in Boulder, Colo., devoted to service, research and education in the atmospheric and related sciences. Barron had previously been a scientist at NCAR from 1981 to 1985. Before his NCAR directorship, Barron was dean of the Jackson School of Geosciences at the University of Texas-Austin, from 2006 to 2008, where he oversaw the task of building a school that just four years before had received a single gift of $282 million for the purpose of creating a school of geosciences. A major research university, the University of Texas at Austin is the largest institution in the University of Texas system and is home to more than 50,000 students, according to Penn State. He earned the title of distinguished professor of geosciences at Penn State, and was named winner of both the Wilson Award for Excellence in Teaching (1999) and the Wilson Award for Excellence in Research (1992). He is a fellow in the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the American Geophysical Union, the American Meteorological Society and the Geological Society of America. Barron is a highly recognized scientist and has received a number of national awards as a scholar, researcher and distinguished lecturer, including NASA Group Achievement Award and NASA Distinguished Public Service Medal. Barron, of Lafayette, Ind., received a bachelor of science degree in geology from Florida State University, and a master’s degree and doctorate in oceanography from the University of Miami in Coral Gables, Fla. He and his wife, Molly, will reside in the Schreyer House on the University Park campus. For a complete list of Barron’s credentials, visit www.psu.edu/ur/2014/ eric_j_barron-cv.pdf. — Compiled by Marjorie S. Miller
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ERIC J. BARRON, the 18th president of the Pennsylvania State University, poses with his wife, Molly, at Schreyer House on Penn State’s University Park campus.
PRESIDENTIAL APPOINTMENT: WHAT PENN STATE LEADERS ARE SAYING By Penn State Live UNIVERSITY PARK — A closer look at what Penn State’s leaders think about the new president of the university: “In Eric Barron, we have found a president who is energetic, innovative and dedicated to maximizing the potential of our great institution. Dr. Barron has a track record as an accomplished educator, highly respected researcher, an effective administrator and an internationally recognized scholar. It is clear that Eric Barron is not only familiar with our university, but also has the experience and knowledge to lead us forward, continuing our path of excellence.” — Keith Masser, chairman of the board of trustees “This is certainly a pivotal time in the history of Penn State, and Eric Barron is the eminent leader that our university needs to take us to the next level of academic excellence and national prominence. Dr. Barron has remarkable experience in so many facets of higher education and within the communities of which he has been a part. He has demonstrated strengths in fiscal matters, strategic planning, leadership and communication, and his track record for partnering with the community is stellar.” — Karen Peetz, Penn State trustee; chair, Presidential Selection Council “As a member of the Staff Advisory Council, I have been proud to represent staff interests on a number of occasions, and at no time has it been more rewarding than during this search process. Everyone came together with one unified goal and enthusiastic support for Dr. Barron. It was clear he understands the concerns of staff, and places high importance on a collegial environment, fiscal responsibility and a supportive work-
place. He is an outstanding choice, and I greatly look forward to the future with Dr. Barron as Penn State’s 18th president.” — Tim Whitehill, applications system analyst manager, University Budget Office “As one of three students on the Search and Screen Committee, I feel privileged to be a part of this collaborative process and to voice my support for Dr. Barron. I was greatly impressed with his commitment to student concerns, especially the affordability and accessibility of higher education. I’m confident that he will work with student organizations for the betterment of Penn State.” — Katelyn Mullen, president, University Park Undergraduate Association; senior, supply chain and information systems “In Eric Barron, you have found a leader who will help realize the very best of this institution, and will successfully lead Penn State into the future. I have known Eric for 28 years, and can unequivocally say that he is a person of the highest integrity. He has strong academic values; he loves working with students; he’s an excellent problem solver; he is committed to the land-grant mission; and he knows how to make the most of the resources he has available. “Eric has always been an enthusiastic and supportive voice for Penn State, and he has my unqualified support as he takes on this crucial role at this historic moment.” — Rodney A. Erickson, president, Penn State “The appointment of Eric Barron as the next president of Penn State is wonderful news because of his strong support for education, research, and faculty. “An award-winning teacher, Dr. Barron has been an innovative leader in providing undergraduate students with
superior curricular and extracurricular experiences. Throughout his career, he has worked to provide students with integrated services, staff and space, as well as opportunities to develop leadership, professionalism, citizenship and research skills outside the classroom. Penn State can expect him to be a powerful advocate for our reforms of general education and initiatives in engaged scholarship. “At the same time, Dr. Barron has been a major force in supporting research and graduate education. “He is a distinguished climate scientist and scholar, he has directed a national laboratory, and he has helped set the direction for U.S. global change research through the National Research Council. Penn State can expect him to guide our university to an even higher level of research success. “Dr. Barron is at his core a faculty member, and an advocate for faculty development, faculty rights and faculty diversity. He is open, collegial and collaborative. At the same time, he is uncompromising in his quest for faculty excellence. Penn State can expect him to build an even stronger faculty at the same time that he continues to improve shared governance across the university. “I can attest to these claims because I worked for Eric Barron for nearly 20 years in Penn State’s Earth System Science Center and College of Earth and Mineral Sciences. I saw his talents and his devotion to Penn State first hand. I look forward to welcoming Eric and Molly back to the Penn State family.” — Brenton Yarnal, chair, University Faculty Senate; professor of geography, College of Earth and Mineral Sciences “Over the past several months I have had the opportunity to participate in the search process from several perspectives: as a physician and scientist at the Penn State Hershey Medical Center, as
a teacher and faculty senator from the Penn State College of Medicine, and as a past president of the Penn State Alumni Association, the largest – and in my opinion, the best – alumni association in the world. “From every vantage point, I have been deeply impressed by Dr. Barron. He has nearly 35 years of experience in academic administration, education, research and public service, as well as fiscal management within large and complex organizations. I am certain he is the right person to advance Penn State’s core missions of teaching, research and service. “I believe that Dr. Barron will be an outstanding president and a wonderful collaborator and friend to Penn State alumni everywhere.” — David Han, associate professor of surgery and radiology at Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center; past president of the Penn State Alumni Association “On this historic day for our great alma mater, and on behalf of all 616,000 living alumni, the Penn State Alumni Association extends its sincere congratulations to Eric J. Barron on his appointment as the university’s 18th president. As a world-class scientist and visionary administrator, Dr. Barron returns to Penn State with the experience alumni appreciate to advance the university’s land-grant mission of teaching, research and service. “The Alumni Association looks forward to working closely with Presidentelect Barron as he embraces the transformative opportunities and exciting challenges ahead for Penn State and the communities we serve. “Welcome back, Dr. Barron.” — Kay F. Salvino, president, and Roger L. Williams, executive director, Penn State Alumni Association.
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PSU science leaders say Barron is an excellent choice By JENNIFER MILLER StateCollege.com
UNIVERSITY PARK — The next Penn State president, Eric Barron, hasn’t officially started his new gig yet, but he can take credit for Penn State employing a Nobel Peace Prize winner. It was Barron, as head of Penn State’s Earth System Science Center, who hired Richard B. Alley, one of the authors on the U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change whose members shared the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize with former Vice President Al Gore. But it is Alley who describes Barron as an innovator in climate change science. “(Barron) was a pioneering scientist in combining modern climate science with the geological record of climate changes to improve the understanding of both,” Alley said. Barron tested models against the climate record, and helped understand the climate record from the climate science, and learned about the effects of drifting continents and changing ocean circulation and other influences on the climate, Alley said. “Our understanding that (carbon dioxide) has been the ‘biggest control knob’ on the earth’s climate over long times rests in part on Eric’s work,” Alley said. Alley said Barron is a team-builder. “The people he hired or helped hire went into several departments, so he worked hard to help them know each other and work together through the research center, as well as to integrate into those departments,” Alley said. Alley said Barron also has vision “as shown by his own research choices, and the directions in which he led the center and then the college when he was dean.” Penn State’s board of trustees voted unanimously Monday afternoon to hire Barron, the current president at Florida State University, as the 18th president at Penn State. Barron, 62, is no stranger to Penn State, having worked here for 20 years. 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. As dean, Barron brought Michael Mann, the current director of Penn State’s Earth System Science Center, to Penn State. Mann is pleased with the Barron’s decision to return to Penn State. “He is not only a great scientist, but a highly respected academic, and a consummate administrator and leader,” Mann said in an e-mail. “He has everything one might want in a president that can help lead Penn State forward in the 21st century.” Jenni Evans, professor of meteorology, says Barron was the director of the Earth System Science Center within the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences when she arrived to Penn State. She had a joint appointment between the ESSC and the department of meteorology. “Eric was a very positive and enthusiastic director, excited about the science we were all doing. His own interests were climate change and paleoclimate (climates of the distant past),” Evans said in an e-mail. “He was always full of ideas and ready to give people the resources to succeed. He was the dean of EMS for a few years before he left, but it didn’t seem to change his positive professional demeanor. He created a great working environment.” Evans added, “I think Eric will be a terrific president and look forward to this new era.” Lee Kump, head of the geosciences department, worked with Barron for 20 years as a fellow faculty member. “Dr. Barron has a clear vision for the path toward excellence in all that a university pursues.” Kump said. “He also has an international reputation as a climate scientist and a unique knack for organizing diverse groups into productive collaborations.” Kump says Barron’s “crowning achievement” as dean of the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences was the establishing a student-centric college through the Ryan Family Student Center. Kump says the
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ERIC BARRON met with student leaders Feb. 17 in the Alumni Lounge of Old Main. Students represented the likes of the University Park Undergraduate Association, Panhellenic Council, Interfraternity Council and The Daily Collegian. center is a home for all earth and mineral science students where they can study, work collaboratively and socialize. Barron’s five-year contract begins May 12, with the opportunity for Barron to start sooner if he chooses. Barron will have 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 will replace Rodney Erickson, whose two-year contract expires in June. Erickson is expected to retire when Barron takes over the presidential duties. Erickson replaced Graham Spanier following Spanier’s Nov. 9, 2011, exit. Spanier served as president for 16 years. Spanier, along with former athletic director Tim Curley and retired senior vice president for finance and business Gary Schultz, face multiple criminal charges, in-
cluding perjury and failing to report child abuse related to the Jerry Sandusky scandal. Sandusky is serving 30-60 years in prison for sexually abusing boys. Erickson’s short-term contract with Penn State, dated Nov. 10, 2011, ends June 30, or earlier if both parties agree. The original contract included a $515,000 annual salary, which increased following a board of trustees evaluation. Erickson’s salary increased in December 2012 by $85,000 to $600,000. Erickson is perhaps best known for signing the consent decree between Penn State and the NCAA, in which the university agreed to harsh sanctions in the wake of the Jerry Sandusky child abuse scandal. The sanctions included a $60 million fine that is slated to go toward prevention of child sexual abuse and assist victims, a four-year ban on participation in bowl games, and a reduction in football scholarships.
‘Conversations from Penn State’ to feature Penn State’s new president By CHELSEY SCOTT Special to The Gazette
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ERIC J. BARRON addressed Penn State’s Board of Trustees after being named the 18th president in Penn State’s history last week.
UNIVERSITY PARK — At its Feb. 17 meeting, Penn State’s Board of Trustees named Eric J. Barron the university’s 18th president. The former dean at Penn State and current leader of Florida State University sat down with veteran host Patty Satalia for an exclusive interview on a special episode of “Conversations from Penn State.” The episode can be viewed online at http://conversations.psu.edu. Barron discusses with Satalia his vision for Penn State’s future, his student-centered philosophy and his priorities as president-elect. “My No. 1 priority is to learn as much as I possibly can about what Penn State is like today,” said Barron in the conversation. Barron, who brings with him nearly 35 years of experience in academic administration and education, is no stranger to the university. From 1986 to 2006, Barron served in various positions at Penn State, including 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. A native of Lafayette, Ind., Barron
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ERIC J. BARRON, right, sat down for an interview with Patty Satalia for “Conversations from Penn State,” which can be seen online. received a bachelor of science degree in geology from Florida State University, and a master’s degree and doctorate, both in oceanography, from the University of Miami in Coral Gables, Fla. He has served as the president of Florida State University in Tallahassee since 2010.
Barron will assume responsibilities for presidency on May 12. “Conversations from Penn State,” with Satalia at the helm, offers thoughtful, in-depth exchanges with a broad range of remarkable people. In many cases, their trailblazing work has advanced their fields, drawing national and worldwide attention.
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State High girls dominate Mifflin County in D-6 Class AAAA semifinal By PAT ROTHDEUTSCH email@example.com
WINGATE — No need to change something that works. Twice previously this season the State College girls narrowly defeated sharp-shooting Mifflin County using the same strategy: pound the ball inside and win the rebounding battle at both ends. With the stakes much higher in Saturday afternoon’s District 6 Class AAAA semifinal, State College stayed true to form. The Little Lady Lions relentlessly attacked Mifflin in the paint to the tune of 47 combined points from centers Kyla Irwin and Jalyn Shelton-Burleigh — 29 for Irwin and 18 for Shelton-Burleigh. Irwin and Shelton-Burleigh, in fact, scored the first 27 points of the game for State College as the Little Lions slowly bulled their way to a 68-49 win and a place in the AAAA finals tonight against Altoona. In many ways the game was a mirror image of the first two meetings. Mifflin’s sharp shooters combined for a total of nine 3-pointers in the game — including five by high-scorer Ashleigh Williams (24 points) — and constantly got open looks against the State College zones. But Irwin, Shelton-Burleigh and Bridget King (13 points) answered every run by the Lady Huskies as the Little Lions steadily built leads of eight points by halftime, 12 at the end of the third quarter, and as much as 20
down the stretch. “We knew their (Mifflin County’s) strength was obviously their outside shooting,” State College coach Bethany Irwin said, “and we knew that we had to pound that ball inside. “I kept telling the post players to rise a little higher so that we can lob the ball. If you’re posted on the block, you can’t lob it, so we moved up in the second half and we had a lot of room to get it inside to Kyla (Irwin) and Jay (Shelton-Burleigh).” State College set the tone of the game in the very first minutes of play. Irwin and Shelton-Burleigh scored all 18 of SC’s firstquarter points — offsetting three 3-pointers by Mifflin — as the Little Lions took an 18-11 lead. The duo then scored nine more points before before King broke the streak with a 3-pointer at the three-minute mark in the second quarter. By that time, SC was already ahead by 11 points, 32-21, but a three-point play by Williams set the halftime score at 32-24. “Our strength was definitely our inside game,” Kyla Irwin said. “Our guards were smart, and they knew when to give us the ball. Jay (Shelton-Burleigh) stepped up and she really contributed and we all got rebounds. Our guards did a really good job of getting us the ball.” The second half was more of the same. Mifflin did get to within two points, 37-35, mid-way through the third quarter, but baskets by
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STATE COLLEGE AREA High School’s Carrie Mahon (4) battles for the ball with a host of players during Saturday’s District 6 Class AAAA semifinal game with Mifflin County. State High’s Bridget King (32), Jalyn Shelton-Burleigh (35) and Kyla Irwin (25) look on. Shelton-Burleigh, Irwin, and a driving three-point play by Carrie Mahon pushed the lead back to nine. Two minutes later, a three by Williams again brought Mifflin back to within striking distance at 45-40, but then Maggie Hurley nailed a 3-pointer and King added another with just 10 seconds to play in the quarter and SC was ahead by 11 points.
Mifflin didn’t get any closer for the rest of the game. “I’m really happy how we’re playing,” Kyla Irwin said. “Our friendship is so nice and we all get along. That obviously shows on the court with all of our passes and we just mesh really well.” Now it’s on to the AAAA championship against Altoona tonight. The two teams split the sea-
son’s series, and Kyla Irwin is expecting a tough game. “I think they (Altoona) are definitely going to adapt to what we did in the last game (an SC win),” she said. “Altoona is a really good 3-point shooting team, so we really have to go out and play hard. I think we’ve played them enough to know what they do, and again, we just have to go out and play hard.”
Little Lions get hot just in time for postseason By PAT ROTHDEUTSCH
WINGATE — With a 2-20 regular season record, the State College boys’ basketball team’s entry into the District 6 Class AAAA playoffs to some may have seemed more than a bit rash. Not any more. The Little Lions proved they belonged decisively on Monday night at Bald Eagle Area High School with a physical and sometimes contentious 49-44 victory over Mifflin County that put SC in tonight’s district championship game against Altoona. These two teams knew each other well — Mifflin won the two previous encounters — and there were no surprises. The game boiled down to who played the toughest defense, who got to the most loose balls, and who made the shots when it counted most. And it was State College that came through on all of those. Especially the big shots. After getting off to a remarkably fast start — State High led 17-4 after the first quarter — the Little Lions saw their advantage steadily dwindle over the final three quarters in the face of Mifflin’s strong inside game and intense half-court pressure. Yet the ghosts of all those tough losses didn’t seem to haunt SC down the stretch. In the final minutes, State College made three important defensive stops, got huge 3-point goals from Lucas Cooper (11 points), Tyler Hall (16) and Mike Beattie (12) and then held on as Hall calmly made four consecutive free throws in the final 43 seconds to wrap up the win. “We were so close at different times this season,” State College
coach Drew Frank said, “and tonight it goes back to our seniors and how they conducted themselves throughout the season. I think that lesser young men would have just said let’s get this done and get out of here. “But they refused to let that regular season define who they are. They kept saying, ‘We have a chance.’ And if we enter the district playoff, we are entering to win, not just to enter.” State College now has as many playoff wins as it had in the regular season, and this game began like it would be an easy one for the Little Lions. Six different players scored for SC in the first quarter, including two 3-pointers by Hall and another by Cooper, as State College built a 17-4 lead. Mike Beattie and Hall began the second quarter by nailing two more threes, and State College was suddenly ahead by 19 points, 23-4, and in firm control. But Mifflin forward Hunter Wright (14 points) and guards John MacLay (10) and Jack Packer (10) then began to lead the Huskies back into the game. MacLay’s layup in the last seconds of the first half left Mifflin with a much more manageable 27-14 deficit. The Huskies came out in the second half with a pressuring 1-3-1 defense and immediately began chipping away at the State College lead. Packer and Wright scored the final seven points in the third quarter to bring Mifflin to within 36-28, and then Wright scored the first four points of the final quarter. Suddenly, it was a nailbiter at 36-32, with the Little Lions looking shaken and confused against the Mifflin defense.
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STATE COLLEGE AREA High School’s Lucas Cooper (11) puts up a shot during Monday’s District 6 Class AAAA semifinal with Mifflin County at Bald Eagle Area High School. The Little Lions won the game, 49-44. “They started it (the Mifflin defense) real short and then they started to bring it out,” Beattie said. “We went over it a little in practice and we kept telling the guys that someone has to flash middle. The more we were able to do that, the more it opened up in the corners. “It was all guts and courage from these guys (his teammates).” After Wright’s basket, State College’s Cooper took a pass on the right wing and swished a 3-pointer to make it 39-32. Packer answered with a jumper, but
then Hall and Beattie both made threes that pushed the Lions’ advantage back to nine points. Mifflin was still not done, however, and a 3-point shot by Packer with 43 seconds left brought the Huskies back to within one possession at 45-42. Unable to create a turnover, Mifflin was forced to foul, and Hall converted all four of his attempts to give State College the win. “I just had to clear my mind of everything,” Hall said about his foul shots, “because I knew that I had to come through to get that
game into a ‘W.’ I had to get the job done, and I did.” Next up for the Little Lions is Altoona, a 52-42 winner over Central Mountain in the other semifinal. That game is scheduled for 8:30 p.m. Thursday night at St. Francis University in Loretto. “It’s a lot to take in right now,” Beattie said, “but our mindset is going to be to just play basketball. Do what we do. Do what we did throughout the season. Take the lessons we learned and use those past experiences to enhance our play.”
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Senior Day emotional for Taylor, Ruth UNIVERSITY PARK — For those 6,483 fans lucky enough to be in Rec Hall on Sunday, they’ll have an indelible impression of two of the greatest wrestlers to ever don a blue and white singlet. Davd Taylor and Ed Ruth each celebrated Senior Day in a way only they could, by wowing the 20th straight Rec Hall sellout crowd one last time. Taylor and Ruth contributed two of the four falls the Nittany Lions (15-1) recorded in a 43-3 dismantling of Clarion (9-15). Penn State won nine of 10 bouts, with four falls, two technical falls and three decisions. Andy Elder “It was a great celcovers Penn State ebration for our sewrestling for The niors,” coach Cael Centre County Sanderson said. Gazette. Email “That’s really what it him at sports@ is. It’s not a ‘be sad’ centrecounty day, it’s a thank you. gazette.com. We appreciate it. We’re very thankful for the guys and the time they put in here at Penn State.” In addition to Taylor and Ruth, Seth Beitz, Cameron Kelly, Kyle Moran, Nate Morgan, James English and James Vollrath were recognized in Senior Day festivities before the dual meet. Beitz, Kelly, Moran and Morgan all have junior eligibility and have chosen not to return for their senior seasons. The team and the fans celebrated all eight, but the loudest and longest applause was for Taylor and Ruth. The numbers the two have amassed have been staggering. Taylor improved to 26-0 this year and 126-3 for his career. Ruth improved to 24-1 and 127-3. Combined, the two are an amazing 253-6 (a .977 winning percentage). Of their 253 wins, 216 — or 85 percent — have earned bonus points for the team. Taylor is a three-time NCAA finalist and one-time champ. Ruth placed third at the NCAAs his freshman year and has won titles in his last two. “I’m just like the people in the stands, I just like to watch them wrestle. They’ve been very consistent,” Sanderson said. “There’s a lot of great wrestlers, but there’s not a lot of great wrestlers that are as fun to watch as those two. Just like anybody else, I love the way they compete.”
Neither wasted much time competing on Sunday. In fact, some fans who were late getting back from the intermission that follows the 157-pound bout might have missed Taylor altogether. Taylor, initially cautioned for starting too soon before the opening whistle, was clearly amped up for his last home appearance. He pancaked Michael Pavasko to his back and pinned him in 11 seconds. It was the fastest Penn State pin since Dylan Alton scored an eight-second fall in January 2013. “I haven’t been that excited to wrestle in a long time,” Taylor admitted. “I’ve been wrestling since I was five years old. I’ve wrestled a lot of big matches and sometimes you don’t always get super excited for every match. This time of year is what I love more than anything. I think just feeling the postseason coming and it being my last match, I just had so many emotions.” Sanderson said he thought if not for a bad angle, referee Kevin Tan could have slapped the mat in five or six seconds. Even Ruth was impressed. “When I saw him do that I thought, ‘man that’s going to be hard to beat.’ I looked up and both guys’ heels were pointing toward the ceiling,” he said. After the match was over, Taylor showed a rare glimpse of emotion. He admitted to even more emotion before the match. “Every match this year everyone’s been saying you only have five more, four more. I guess it didn’t really hit me until this week thinking ‘it’s just another match, but it’s my last one here.’ It’s hard to explain all the emotion,” he said. “When Ed was getting called, I started crying. I was thinking back to what Penn State has been able to accomplish in the last four years. What Ed and I have been able to do in the last four years.” Ruth, who revealed for the first time last week that he has a daughter, shared another secret on Sunday. “I was really excited. My brother has not been to one of my home matches. This is the first one he has been to and it was my Senior Night, so that really made me happy, too,” he said. Ruth pinned Dustin Conti in 1:04, using a cradle, but a near cradle not his patented crossface cradle. Those two pins came in a series of four successive pins from 165 to 197. No. 4 Matt Brown needed 2:50 to pin Ryan Darch at 174 pounds and No. 3 197-pounder Mor-
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PENN STATE’S David Taylor, shown here in a file photo, was a big winner on Senior Day, posting a pin in 11 seconds. gan McIntosh used just 3:10 to flatten Daniel Sutherland. No. 2 Nico Megaludis and No. 15 Jimmy Gulibon staked Penn State to a 10-0 lead with a pair of technical falls. Megaludis went the takedown route, rolling up seven in a 21-5 tech in 5 minutes. Gulibon scored the initial takedown and then went the tilt route, getting five turns for a 16-0 tech fall in 2:58. No. 2 141-pounder Zain Retherford gave up the initial takedown and the match was 2-2 heading into the third, but the freshman kept his unbeaten record intact with two takedowns, an escape and a riding time point in the third for an 8-4 decision. At 149, the coaching staff went with James English for his Rec Hall farewell. He posted a solid 7-2 decision. And, at 157, Dylan Alton built an 8-2 lead after one and cruised to a 12-6 decision. Clarion’s only win came at 285, where Evan Daley nipped No. 12 Jimmy Lawson, 7-6, in Lawson’s first match since injuring a knee against Northwestern on Jan. 19. With the regular season complete, Sanderson said he and his staff must decide on a starter at 149 and heavyweight in advance of the 2014 Big Ten Championships on Saturday, March 8, and Sunday, March 9, in Madison, Wis. Sanderson said the team held wrestleoffs at 149 last week and English won them. “English earned the opportunity to complete. When he’s feeling good he’s as good as anyone in the country,” he said.
“We had them all wrestle off this week and English won the wrestle-off. He earned the right to compete,” he said. And, the coach wasn’t pleased with Lawson’s performance at heavyweight. He had missed five matches with a knee injury and made his return against the Eagles. “He was obviously bothered by something,” Sanderson said. “You’ve got to decide what you want. Do you want to be hurt or do you want to win?” No. 1 Penn State 43 Clarion 3 (Sunday at University Park) 125: No. 2 Nico Megaludis, PSU, won by tech. fall over Hunter Jones, 21-5 (5:00). 133: No. 15 Jimmy Gulibon, PSU, won by tech. fall over Victor LiPari, 16-0 (2:58). 141: No. 2 Zain Retherford, PSU, dec. Tyler Bedelyon, 8-4. 149: James English, PSU, dec. Justin Arthur, 7-2. 157: No. 6 Dylan Alton, PSU, dec. Austin Matthews, 12-6. 165: No. 1 David Taylor, PSU, pinned Michael Pavasko, :11. 174: No. 4 Matt Brown, PSU, pinned Ryan Darch, 2:50. 184: No. 2 Ed Ruth, PSU, pinned Dustin Conti, 1:04. 197: No. 3 Morgan McIntosh, PSU, pinned Daniel Sutherland, 3:10. 285: Evan Daley, CL, dec. No. 12 Jimmy Lawson, 7-6. Ridge Riley Award winner: David Taylor, 165, and Ed Ruth, 184 Attendance: 6,483 Referee: Kevin Tan Assistant referee: Jim Rivello Takedowns: Clarion 4; Penn State 24 Records: Clarion 9-15; Penn State 15-1 Next match: Penn State at 2014 Big Ten Championships, March 8-9 at Madison, Wis.
County wrestlers fare well at District 6 Class AAA meet From Gazette staff reports ALTOONA — Centre County will be well represented in this weekend’s PIAA Northwest Class AAA Regional at the Altoona Field House. When the dust settled Saturday at the end of the District 6 Class AAA Wrestling Championships, also at Altoona, 29 county wrestlers had earned the right to advance to the regional tournament. Each of the county’s teams had at least one finalist, but only three could claim individual champions, a pair of Red Raiders from Bellefonte and a Little Lion from State College. Philipsburg-Osceola qualified 10 wrestlers for regionals, followed by State College’s eight, Bellefonte’s seven and Bald Eagle Area’s four. Mifflin County defended the team championship it won a year ago. The
Huskies crowned four champions and amassed 216 points. Central Mountain was second, also with four champions, and 202 points. Bellefonte was third with 155.5, State College fourth with 154 and Philipsburg-Osceola fifth with 144.5. Bellefonte’s contingent will include: Trevor Corl (champion at 132), Brock Port (champion at 120), Aaron Witherite (runner-up at 106), Chase Gardner (runner-up at 126), Luke Leathers (third at 113), Nate Rosenberger (third at 138) and Tanner Day (fourth at 145). “According to the seeds, we could have had eight or nine. There were certainly some guys who fell a little short. We lost some tough ones,” Bellefonte coach Mike Maney said. State College is sending Anthony Myers (champion at 126), Mike Kauffman (runner-up at 138), Derek Horner (runner-up
at 145), Alex Stover (runner-up at 170), Will Roeshot (third at 152), Dan Sills (fourth at 120), Cory Dreibelbis (fourth at 182) and Sheldon Davis (fourth at 220). “We’re pretty proud of the guys. They wrestled hard and definitely earned it. We had four in the finals and four wrestled back for it so that was really nice,” State College coach Ryan Cummins said. “I told the other coaches that I thought between six and eight guys. I thought eight would be a little much. But they did it. It worked out perfectly. I was very happy that eight guys stepped up and fought their way in.” Philipsburg-Osceola’s 10 include: Bub Lumadue (second at 182), Chris Thompson (second at 113), Levi Hughes (third at 126), Dakota Weitosh (third at 132), Caleb Shively (third at 145), Nick Patrick (third at 160), Nick Gray (third at 220), Bryce Ben-
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Lady Red Raiders bounced from postseason By MIKE MASTOVICH Special to The Gazette
EBENSBURG â€” The Bellefonte High School girlsâ€™ basketball team built an early lead against Ligonier Valley, but the Rams used a solid second-half defensive effort to overtake the Red Raiders, 30-27, in a District 6 Class AAA playoff game on Monday night at Central Cambria High School. â€œItâ€™s a tough game for us because we had this game under control in the first half,â€? said first-year Bellefonte head coach Brett Leister, whose team finished 12-10. â€œWe went in at halftime and told the girls they (Ligonier Valley) wanted to make the game sloppy. Letâ€™s face it. It got that way in the second half. We didnâ€™t take care of the ball and they just outworked us, outplayed us. They were all over the floor. We just didnâ€™t match their intensity. â€œBut the girls never give up,â€? he added. â€œIâ€™ve got half the team in there crying because of the season obviously being over. I couldnâ€™t be prouder of a group of girls and the way they hustled and the way they worked with a brand new coaching staff . We came in late in September and got things started.â€?
Bellefonte had a promising start while effectively breaking Ligonier Valleyâ€™s press and scoring points in transition. â€œWe talked about the press and we scouted them,â€? Leister said. â€œWe felt we could get multiple opportunities at the other end out of the press, and the girls started to see that.â€? Lea McCartney had four points and three rebounds in the first quarter, as the Red Raiders led 10-4. Ligonier closed the gap to 16-12 at halftime. â€œThat first half, I was like, â€˜Oh, my,â€™â€? Ligonier Valley coach Valarie Ray said. â€œI told them, â€˜This is it. This is what you want to do. If you want to play again you have to come out here and come out with a win. You have to do what needs to be done.â€™â€? The Rams (13-10) did what had to be done in the second half, forcing numerous Bellefonte turnovers and holding the Warriors to only four third-quarter points and 11 second-half points. â€œWe sunk back and played good defense (in the second half),â€? Ray said. â€œAll their shots were taken pretty much right inside the key. We sunk off and took the key away from them and made them shoot the outside shots.â€? The Rams finally took the lead on Madison McLaughlinâ€™s basket that made it 19-18 with 1:27 left in the third
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Wrestlers, from page 20 Corl won his third district title in three tries, using two takedowns and an escape for a 5-2 win over Mifflin County’s Isaac Underhill. “This is now his third championship. To do it three times is certainly a big accomplishment. He controlled the pace of the match and stayed solid and did some good fundamental things. He got his takedowns going,” Maney said. Port, just a freshman, was in total control of Central Mountain’s Keanan Bottorf, blanking him 8-0. “Port being a freshman, to get to the top of the podium at districts is a big accomplishment. He just controlled the pace and had a really solid tournament,” Maney said. Myers gave State College its only champion, out of four finalists, with a domi-
nating 11-4 win over Red Raider freshman Gardner. Gardner tried a desperation throw at the end and Myers caught him for a five-point move to make the score look a little more lopsided than it actually was. “He did a great job. He’s just tough. He’s persistent. He gets in on a shot and he keeps it until he finishes it. You don’t see him stopping. When he gets a takedown he doesn’t rest. He’s just always going,” Cummins said of Myers. Bellefonte’s other finalist, Witherite, dropped an 8-2 decision to Altoona freshman Cole Manley. State College’s other three finalists — Kauffman, Horner and Stover — ran into buzzsaws. Kauffman was majored 22-9 by Outstanding Wrestler Hayden Hidlay of Mifflin Couty. Horner was pinned in 2:54 by Central Mountain’s Demetri Probst. And Stover dropped a 10-3 decision to Central Mountain’s Gavin Caprio.
“It was a tough night for them. We’re going to learn a couple things from it and hopefully we’ll come back tougher next weekend,” Cummins said. The Mounties’ streak without a district champion continued. It’s been since 2008 that a P-O wrestler has won a title. Thompson and Lumadue both stumbled in the finals. Thompson was edged 6-5 by Hollidaysburg’s Damian Huff. “At least we’re getting out of the districts with Chris. He’s been a hard-luck wrestler for two years now. He broke a bursa sac in his knee tonight. He’s been limping around here. We’re keeping a close eye on that, but he’ll be out there no matter what,” McCamley said. Lumadue, the top seed at 170, lost a 9-2 decision to Trey Hartsock of Mifflin County. “Bub’s Bub. He’s going to live and die
February 27-March 5, 2014 with his stuff,” McCamley said. “He gave up three takedowns on the exact same thing looking for the exact same move when he very easily could have fought those off conventional style and made it 3-1 going into the last period instead of 6-1.” BEA’s only finalist, Gawryla, took an off-balance shot in overtime and Mifflin County’s Tim Pearce made him pay. Pearce won, 3-1. “David had a nice tournament. He really didn’t open much in the finals,” Millward said. “That wasn’t his best wrestling. I’m proud of all that he does. It didn’t work out for him. He was confident going out there in the finals but he just didn’t score enough points.” Wrestling starts at 5 p.m. Friday at the Altoona Field House for the PIAA Northwest Class AAA Regional.
District 6 Class AAA Wrestling Championship results Results from the District 6 Class AAA Wrestling Championships on Saturday at the Altoona Field House. Listings include: name, grade, school. KEY TO TEAMS: Altoona – A; Bald Eagle Area – BEA; Bellefonte – BEL; Central Mountain – CM; Hollidaysburg – H; Johnstown – J; Mifflin County – MC; Philipsburg-Osceola – PO; State College – SC. PRELIMINARY ROUND 120 pounds: Nathan Quick, PO, dec. Daniel Querry, A, 8-3. 170 pounds: Brock Hockenberry, BEL, pinned Nate Litvin, J, 1:26. QUARTERFINALS 106: Cole Manley, A, bye; Geo Barzona, CM, maj. dec. Aleck Nyman, BEA, 13-5; Bryce Bennett, PO, dec. Jonah Schultz, MC, 6-0; Aaron Witherite, BEL, pinned Jordan Rider, SC, 4:49. 113: Damian Huff, H, pinned Kyle Catral, SC, 3:22; Noah Myers, MC, maj. dec. Hunter Hileman, A, 10-2; Chris Thompson, PO, pinned Michael Kachik, BEA, 4:35; Luke Leathers, BEL, pinned Chris Confer, CM, :30. 120: Brock Port, BEL, pinned Quick, 1:36; Daniel Sills, SC, pinned Kyle Smith, MC, 1:44; Cobey Bainey, BEA, dec. Darren Bowser, H, 6-1; Keenan Bottorf, CM, pinned Justin Rowe, J, 2:21. 126: Anthony Myers, SC, pinned Garrett Proctor, BEA, 3:08; Mark Kociola, H, pinned Jarrell Kephart, A, 4:57; Levi Hughes, PO, dec. Daulton Wilson, MC, 3-2; Chase Gardner, BEL, won by tech. fall over Draven King, CM, 15-0 (4:21). 132: Trevor Corl, BEL, bye; Dalton Long, H, dec. Colton Weaver, CM, 3-2; Isaac Underhill, MC, pinned Kyler Bender, A, 2:30; Dakota Weitosh, PO, pinned Jacob Noll, BEA, 3:24. 138: Hayden Hidlay, MC, pinned Zach Reidell, A, :21; Nate Rosenberger, BEL, dec. Clint McCaslin, 3-0; Emery Watson, CM, dec.
Nathan Hagg, H, 6-4; Mike Kauffman, SC, pinned Payton Moore, PO, 1:21. 145: Demetri Probst, CM, pinned Isaac Habershon, MC, 3:25; Tanner Day, BEL, dec. Ryan Guenot, BEA, 3-1; Derek Horner, SC, pinned Trenton Boutiller, A, :21; Caleb Shively, PO, dec. Colton Walls, H, 6-5. 152: David Hollingshead, A, pinned Richard White, J, 1:12; Will Roeshot, SC, maj. dec. Dallas Kephart, PO, 11-0; Dillon Kephart, BEL, pinned Caleb Turner, CM, 3:15; Noah Stewart, MC, maj. dec. Colton Comly, BEA, 9-1. 160: Chad Reese, CM, pinned Caleb Bell, BEA, :40; Nick Patrick, PO, maj. dec. Brinton Simington, A, 10-2; Austin Cable, BEL, pinned Van Lazendorfer, H, :49; Brandon Wilson, MC, maj. dec. Jarred Price, SC, 16-2. 170: Gavin Caprio, CM, pinned Hockenberry, :06; Mitchell Taylor, BEA, pinned Keith Corson, MC, 5:16; Alex Stover, SC, pinned Kaleb Guy, PO, 3:08; Noah Worley, H, maj. dec. Michael Doucette, A, 11-1. 182: Dennis Lumadue, PO, bye; Cory Dreibelbis, SC, pinned Toby Cain, BEL, 5:26; Isaac Porter, CM, pinned Braden Curry, H, 1:19; Trey Hartsock, MC, won by tech. fall over Chase Meyers, BEA, 15-0 (2:19). 195: Tim Pearce, MC, pinned Brian McChesney, BEL, 2:32; Mason Pryde, PO, dec. Nathaniel Buckrop, A, 9-7 OT; Loc Long, CM, pinned Oeyvind Singstad, H, 2:13; David Gawyrla, BEA, pinned Ben Roeshot, SC, 2:28. 220: Cameron Porter, CM, bye; Sheldon Davis, SC, pinned Tim Benford, BEL, 3:38; Kyle Kahley, MC, pinned Jacob Turner, A, 1:08; Nick Gray, PO, bye. 285: Bryce Hanley, CM, bye; Hunter Gll, H, dec. Jack Vandervort, SC, 6-2; Colton Craig, MC, pinned Logan Day, PO, 1:47; Josh Frye, BEA, pinned Ben Putnam, BEL, :10.
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SECOND-ROUND CONSOLATIONS 106: Schultz dec. Rider, 5-0; Nyman, bye. 113: Kachik dec. Confer, 6-1; Catral pinned Hileman, 1:39. 120: Rowe dec. Bowser, 7-4; Smith pinned Quick, 3:54. 126: Wilson dec. King, 5-1; Kephart dec. Proctor, 7-6. 132: Bender pinned Noll, :31; Weaver, bye. 138: Hagg pinned Moore, 2:44; McCaslin pinned Reidell, 2:03. 145: Walls pinned Boutiller, 1:37; Habbershon maj. dec. Guenot, 12-3. 152: Turner dec. Comly, 4-1; Kephart pinned White, 1:40. 160: Price pinned Lazendorfer, 2:41; Simington dec. Bell, 10-3. 170: Doucette dec. Guy, 10-6; Corson pinned Hockenberry, 3:27. 182: Curry dec. Meyers, 2-1; Cain, bye. 195: Roeshot dec. Singstad, 7-2; Pryde pinned McChesney, 2:59. 220: Turner, bye; Benford, bye. 285: Day pinned Putnam, :45; Vandervort, bye.
FIFTH-PLACE BOUTS 106: Schultz, MC, dec. Nyman, BEA, 7-4. 113: Kachik, BEA, dec. Catral, SC, 7-2.
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SEMIFINALS 106: Manley dec. Barzona, 5-0; Witherite dec. Bennett, 4-2. 113: Huff maj. dec. Myers, 13-4; Thompson dec. Leathers, 5-2. 120: Port won by tech. fall over Sills, 16-0 (5:24); Bottorf maj. dec. Bainey, 11-1. 126: Myers pinned Kociola, 2:48; Gardner dec. Hughes, 4-0. 132: Corl won by tech. fall over Long, 15-0 (2:33); Weitosh dec. Underhill, :31. 138: Hidlay pinned Rosenberger, 1:10; Kauffman dec. Watson, 5-1. 145: Probst pinned Day, 3:07; Horner dec. Shively, 7-6. 152: Hollingshead maj. dec. Roeshot, 11-3; Stewart won by tech. fall over Kephart, 16-0 (3:45). 160: Reese maj. dec. Patrick, 14-4; Wilson maj. dec. Cable, 13-5 170: Caprio pinned Taylor, 1:27; Stover dec. Worley, 12-10. 182: Lumadue pinned Dreibelbis, 4:17; Hartsock dec. Porter, 5-0. 195: Pearce pinned Buckrop, 3:02; Gawryla dec. Long, 5-1. 220: Porter pinned Davis, 2:42; Kahley dec. Gray, 3-2 UTB. 285: Hanley dec. Gill, 3-1; Craig dec. Fye, 4-0.
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120: Smith, MC, dec. Rowe, J, 4-1. 126: Wilson, MC, maj. dec. Kephart, A, 10-1. 132: Weaver, CM, dec. Bender, A, 5-0. 138: McCaslin, BEA, dec. Hagg, H, 5-1. 145: Habbershon, MC, pinned Walls, H, 4:03. 152: Kephart, BEL, dec. Turner, CM, 3-0. 160: Cable, BEL, dec. Price, SC, 8-3. 170: Corson, MC, dec. Doucette, A, 4-3. 182: Curry, H, pinned Cain, BEL, 4:39. 195: Pryde, PO, dec. Roeshot, SC, 7-3. 220: Benford, BEL, pinned Turner, A, 4:38. 285: Gill, H, dec. Vandervort, SC, 2-0. THIRD-PLACE BOUTS 106: Barzona, CM, dec. Bennett, PO, 5-2. 113: Leathers, BEL, dec. Myers, MC, 2-0 OT. 120: Bainey, BEA, dec. Sills, SC, 4-2 OT. 126: Hughes, PO, pinned Kociola, H, 4:30. 132: Weitosh, PO, dec. Long, H, 3-1. 138: Rosenberger, BEL, dec. Watson, CM, 7-2. 145: Shively, PO, dec. Day, BEL, 8-1. 152: Roeshot, SC, dec. Kephart, PO, 2-1. 160: Patrick, PO, dec. Simington, A, 7-5. 170: Taylor, BEA, pinned Worley, H, 4:35. 182: Porter, CM, pnned Dreibelbis, SC, :59. 195: Long, CM, pinned Buckrop, A, 2:18. 220: Gray, PO, dec. Davis, SC, 8-1. 285: Fye, BEA, pied Day, PO :48. CHAMPIONSHIP FINALS 106: (1) Cole Manley, A, dec. (2) Aaron Witherite, BEL, 8-2. 113: (1) Damian Huff, H, dec. (3) Chris Thompson, PO, 6-5. 120: (1) Brock Port, BEL, maj. dec. Keanan Bottorf, CM, 8-0. 126: (1) Anthony Myers, SC, dec. (2) Chase Gardner, BEL, 11-4. 132: (1) Trevor Corl, BEL, dec. (3) Isaac Underhill, MC, 5-2. 138: (1) Hayden Hidlay, MC, maj. dec. (2) Mike Kauffman, SC, 22-9. 145: (1) Demetri Probst, CM, pinned (3) Derek Horner, SC, 2:54. 152: (1) D.J. Hollingshead, A, dec. (2) Noah Stewart, MC, 7-2. 160: (1) Chad Reese, CM, dec Brandon Wilson, MC, 9-7 OT. 170: (1) Gavin Caprio, CM, dec. (3) Alex Stover, SC, 10-3. 182: (2) Trey Hartsock, MC, dec. (1) Bub Lumadue, PO, 9-2. 195: (1) Tim Pearce, MC, dec. (2) David Gawryla, BEA, 3-1 OT. 220: (1) Cameron Porter, CM, dec. (3) Kyle Kahley, MC, 4-2. 285: (3) Colton Craig, MC, dec. (1) Bryce Hanley, CM, 1-0. FINAL TEAM STANDINGS 1. Mifflin County 216 2. Central Mountain 202 3. Bellefonte 155.5 4. State College 154 5. Philipsburg-Osceola 144.5 6. Hollidaysburg 87 7. Bald Eagle Area 86.5 8. Altoona 82 9. Johnstown 6 Coach of the Year: Doug Buckwalter, Central Mountain Outstanding Wrestler: Hayden Hidlay, Mifflin County Coaching Staff of the Year: Central Mountain Junior High Coach of the Year: Steve Kurzinger, State College — Compiled by Gazette staff
February 27-March 5, 2014
The Centre County Gazette
Arts & Entertainment
THE MOSCOW FESTIVAL BALLET will perform “Swan Lake” on March 20 at Penn State’s Eisenhower Auditorium. The troupe is making its sixth visit to the U.S.
Moscow Festival Ballet to perform ‘Swan Lake’ UNIVERSITY PARK — Moscow Festival Ballet performs “Swan Lake,” a dance that has captivated audiences around the world since its debut in 1877, at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 20, in Penn State’s Eisenhower Auditorium. Moscow Festival Ballet brings the most popular of all classical ballets to the Center for the Performing Arts at Penn State in a production based on the seminal 1895 choreography of Marius Petipa and Lev
Ivanov. A heralded score by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky serves as a foundation for the dance. Swan Lake is a love story about Prince Siegfried, his beloved Swan Queen Odette and the evil Baron Von Rothbart, a sorcerer who attempts through deception to keep the couple apart and Odette trapped in his spell. Moscow Festival Ballet, created in 1989 by Bolshoi Ballet principal dancer Sergei
Radchenko, utilizes the talents of leading dancers from throughout Russia. The company, with Radchenko as artistic director, has toured extensively in Europe and the Far East. This tour of Swan Lake marks the troupe’s sixth visit to the United States. Buy tickets online at www.cpa.psu.edu or by phone at (814) 863-0255. Outside the local calling area, dial (800) ARTS-TIX. Tickets are also available at four State Col-
lege locations: Eisenhower Auditorium (weekdays, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.), Penn State Downtown Theatre Center (weekdays, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.), HUB-Robeson Center Information Desk (weekdays, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.) and Bryce Jordan Center (weekdays, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.). A grant from the University Park Allocation Committee makes Penn State student prices possible.
Upcoming ‘Conversations LIVE’ contemplates forgiveness
FORMER “AMERICAN IDOL” contestant Crystal Bowersox will appear at The State Theatre on March 24.
Bowersox to appear at State Theatre
STATE COLLEGE — Tickets are now on sale for singer/songwriter Crystal Bowersox who will be in concert at 8 p.m. on Monday, March 24, at The State Theatre in downtown State College. Bowersox rocketed to national prominence as runner-up on season nine of “American Idol.” Crystal’s emotive folk-rock-country style catapulted her from the cramped coffeehouses and cavernous subway tunnels of Chicago to millions of homes across America. Tickets can be purchased online at
www.statetheatre.org or by phone at (814) 272-0606. Tickets are also available at The State Theatre box office, 130 W. College Ave., State College, Mondays through Fridays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturdays from noon to 5 p.m. Bowersox has released two albums, her 2010 debut “Farmer’s Daughter,” and the 2013 album “All That For This.” Songs such as “Holy Toledo,” “Farmer’s Daughter” and “Dead Weight” have won Bowersox fans worldwide. For more information about Bowersox, visit www.crystalbowersox.com
UNIVERSITY PARK — The ability to forgive in the aftermath of a major tragedy is seemingly elusive. In the case of a school shooting, families of the victims and of the gunmen alike seek forgiveness. The next installment of WPSU-TV’s “Conversations LIVE” will discuss the psychological and physical effects of forgiveness, and the role it plays in alleviating anger and grief. Veteran host Patty Satalia will be joined by Donald Kraybill, Terri Roberts and Kenneth Briggs to discuss the subject. Kraybill is a professor and senior fellow at the Young Center for Anabaptist and Pietist Studies at Elizabethtown College. Internationally recognized for his scholarship on Anabaptist groups, he is the author and editor of dozens of books and professional articles. He has served as a consultant for various projects related to Amish and other Anabaptist groups.
Roberts is a resident of Strasburg. A mother, wife and grandmother, Roberts was propelled into the public eye seven years ago after her son was the gunman in the Nickel Mines Amish Schoolhouse shooting in Lancaster County that took the lives of five girls. Briggs has written about religion and culture for nearly 40 years. His reporting for Newsday and The New York Times from the 1960s through the 1980s broke new ground for coverage of religion in American journalism. The 60-minute show is interactive, taking viewers’ phone calls, emails and questions via Twitter. Viewers can join the conversation by calling (800) 543-8243 during the show, emailing email@example.com or tweeting @WPSU. “Conversations LIVE: Forgiveness” will air online at www.wpsu.org.
University Libraries offer collection UNIVERSITY PARK — Do you like to relax by watching television or films? Do you want to catch up on multiple seasons of “30 Rock,” “The Big Bang Theory,” or “Downton Abbey”? Haven’t yet seen movies such as “Argo,” or want to binge watch the entire “Star Wars,” “Twilight,” or “Star Trek” series? Now you can borrow these and more for your enjoyment from the new “Leisure Viewing Collection — Movies and TV Series” in the Reading Room that houses the Leisure Reading Collection, first floor of Pattee Library, central, near the library’s
mall entrance on the University Park campus of Penn State. The DVD display is at the far end of the room on the right. Items can be checked out at the Commons Services Desk for a loan period of one week. The collection was developed based on student recommendations. Additional title requests can be sent to ul-leisureviewing@ lists.psu.edu For more information or for questions about the physical access provided, contact Megan Gilpin at firstname.lastname@example.org or (814) 867-0069.
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February 27-March 5, 2014
t n e m in a t r e Ent Schedule
Thursday, Feb. 27 through Wednesday, March 5 ALLEN STREET GRILL, 100 W. COLLEGE AVE., STATE COLLEGE, (814) 231-4745 Thursday, Feb. 27 Bill Filer, 10:30 p.m.-1 a.m. Friday, Feb. 28 Bill Filer, 10:30 p.m.-1 a.m. Saturday, March 1 Bill Filer, 10:30 p.m.-1 a.m. AMERICAN ALE HOUSE, 821 CRICKLEWOOD DRIVE, STATE COLLEGE, (814) 237-9701 Thursday, Feb. 27 Domenick Swentosky, 8-11 p.m. Friday, Feb. 28 Tommy Wareham, 6-8 p.m. and 9 p.m.-midnight Saturday, March 1 Tommy Wareham, 8 p.m.-midnight Sunday, March 2 Ted and Molly, 8-10 p.m. Wednesday, March 5 Scott Mangene, 8-10:30 p.m. THE ARENA BAR & GRILL, 1521 MARTIN ST., STATE COLLEGE, (814) 237-8833 Thursday, Feb. 27 Strait and Miller, 9 p.m. Friday, Feb. 28 LeadFood, 10:30 p.m. THE AUTOPORT, 1405 S. ATHERTON ST., STATE COLLEGE, (814) 237-7666 Thursday, Feb. 27 Kate and Natalie, 9 p.m. Friday, Feb. 28 Keith Lucas, 9 p.m. BAR BLEU, 112 S. GARNER ST., STATE COLLEGE, (814) 237-0374 Thursday, Feb. 27 Velveeta, 10:30 p.m. Saturday, March 1 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. 28 Bill Filer, 5-7 p.m. THE BREWERY, 233 E. BEAVER AVE., STATE COLLEGE, (814) 237-2892 Wednesday, March 5 Karaoke, 9:30 p.m. CAFE 210 WEST, 210 W. COLLEGE AVE., STATE COLLEGE, (814) 237-3449 Thursday, Feb. 27 Public Domain, 10:30 p.m. CHUMLEY’S, 108 W. COLLEGE AVE., STATE COLLEGE, (814) 238-4446 Thursday, Feb. 27 Kelly Countermine & guests, 8-11 p.m. Saturday, March 1 Harold Taddy, Andy Tolins and Anna Lisa Barron, 8-10 p.m. Sunday, March 2 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, March 1 Everywhere Danger!, 5-8 p.m. ELK CREEK CAFÉ AND ALEWORKS, 100 W. MAIN ST., MILLHEIM, (814) 349-8850 Thursday, Feb. 27 Whiskey Wayne Project, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 1 Ted & The HiFis, 8 p.m. Sunday, March 2 The Howlin’ Brothers, 5 p.m.
THE DOCUMENTARY FILM “Girl Rising” uses the power of storytelling to demonstrate how educating girls can transform societies.
University Libraries to screen ‘Girl Rising’ UNIVERSITY PARK — The University Libraries will host a film screening of “Girl Rising” at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 19, in Foster Auditorium, 102 Paterno Library. A panel discussion with students will follow the screening. All are welcome to this free event, which will be introduced by the chair of the Commission for Women. The film uses the power of storytelling to demonstrate how educating girls can transform societies. Around the world, millions of girls face barriers to education that boys do not. When you educate a girl, you can break cycles of poverty in just one generation. Removing barriers to girls’ education — such as early marriage, domestic slavery, sex trafficking, gender violence and discrimination, lack of access
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THE GAMBLE MILL, 160 DUNLAP ST., BELLEFONTE, (814) 355-7764 Friday, Feb. 28 Chicken Tractor, 6-8 p.m. Saturday, March 1 Natascha and the Spy Boys, 7-9 p.m. Sunday, March 2 The Stevedores, 5-7 p.m.
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GOVERNORS PUB, 211 W. HIGH ST., BELLEFONTE, (814) 353-1008 Thursday, Feb. 27 JT Blues, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 5 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. 28 Chris Good, 7:30-10:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 4 David Zentner, 7-10 p.m. Wednesday, March 5 Outpost Echo, 7-10 p.m.
INDIGO, 112 W. COLLEGE AVE., STATE COLLEGE, (814) 234-1031 Thursday, Feb. 27 DJ Ca$hous, 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Friday, Feb. 28 DJ Keigo and Nammo, 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Saturday, March 1 DJ Kid A.V., 9 p.m.-2 a.m.
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INFERNO BRICK OVEN & BAR, 340 E. COLLEGE AVE., STATE COLLEGE, (814) 237-5718 Thursday, Feb. 27 DJ Kid A.V., 10 p.m. Friday, Feb. 28 DJ Fuego, 10 p.m. Saturday, March 1 DJ Ca$hous, 10 p.m.
2pm Matinee (Kids’ Choice awards) 7pm Final performance
OTTO’S PUB & BREWERY, 2286 N. ATHERTON ST., STATE COLLEGE, (814) 867-OTTO Friday, Feb. 28 Miss Melanie and The Valley Rats, 9-11 p.m. Saturday, March 1 Chris Good, 9-11 p.m. THE PHYRST, 111 E. BEAVER AVE., STATE COLLEGE, (814) 238-1406 Thursday, Feb. 27 Lowjack, 8 p.m., Maxwell Strait, 10:30 p.m.-2 a.m. Friday, Feb. 28 Dominic & Noah, 8-10 p.m. Ted and the Hi-Fi’s, 10:30 pm-2 a.m. Saturday, March 1 Lowjack, 10:30 p.m.-2 a.m. Wednesday, March 5 Go Go Gadget, 10:30 p.m. THE RATHSKELLER, 108 S. PUGH ST., STATE COLLEGE, (814) 237-3858 Friday, Feb. 28 Mr. Hand, 10:30 p.m. THE SALOON, 101 HEISTER ST., STATE COLLEGE, (814) 234-0845 Thursday, Feb. 27 My Hero Zero, 10 p.m. Friday, Feb. 28 Velveeta, 8-10 p.m. Saturday, March 1 Mr. Hand, 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 4 Shake Shake Shake, 10:30 p.m. ZENO’S PUB, 100 W. COLLEGE AVE., STATE COLLEGE, (814) 237-4350 Thursday, Feb. 27 Nightcrawlers, 10:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 28 AAA Blues Band, 7 p.m., Spider Kelly, 10:30 p.m. Saturday, March 1 Harold Taddy, 8 p.m., Pure Cane Sugar, 10:30 p.m. Monday, March 3 DopplerPoppins, 11 p.m. Tuesday, March 4 Natalie Race, 10 p.m. Wednesday, March 5 Haystack Lightnin’, 8 p.m., The Cave Tones, 11 p.m. ZOLA NEW WORLD BISTRO, 324 W. COLLEGE AVE., STATE COLLEGE, (814) 237-8474 Saturday, March 1 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 countygazette.com.
to health care and school fees — means not only a better life for girls, but a safer, healthier and more prosperous world for all. This feature film, by Academy Awardnominated director Richard E. Robbins, spotlights the remarkable stories of nine girls around the world striving beyond circumstance and overcoming nearly insurmountable odds to achieve their dreams. The event is co-sponsored by the University Libraries and Mu Sigma Upsilon sorority. For more information, or if you anticipate needing accessibility accommodations or have questions about the physical access provided, contact Amanda Clossen at email@example.com or (814) 863-7455.
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Bookmobile â€” Centre County Library Bookmobile is a fully accessible library on wheels. Look for it in your community and join Miss Laura for story times, songs and fun. Visit the website at www.centrecountylibrary.org for days and times. Exhibit â€” â€œOn the Wild Side,â€? 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 www.studentaffairs.psu.edu/hub/artgalleries. Musical â€” Penn State Centre Stage presents â€œInto the Woods,â€? with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, book by James Lapine and directed by Kasey Graham, 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, March 1. For more information on how to purchase tickets, visit www. theatre.psu.edu/performances/shows/woods. Exhibit â€” â€œPreserving the Past for the Futureâ€? 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 â€” â€œLandscapes Near and Farâ€? by Sean Bodley will be on display through Monday, March 31, at Schlow Region Centre Libraryâ€™s Betsy Rodgers Allen Gallery, 211 S. Allen St., State College. His photographs represent scenes from the Centre County Grange Fair and Civil War re-enactments. 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) 237- 6238. Exhibit â€” 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 www.bellefontemuseum.org. Exhibit â€” â€œHealing Transformationâ€? by Michele Rivera will be displayed through Sunday, March 30, at The State Theatre, 130 W. College Ave., State College. This exhibit showcases paintings that speak of an artistâ€™s inner healing journey through creativity. For more information, visit www.thestatetheatre.org. Exhibit â€” 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 www.bellefontemuseum.org. Exhibit â€” 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. bellefontemuseum.org. Exhibit â€” â€œFrom There to Here: Four Decades as a Feminist Artist,â€? by Nancy Youdelman, will be on display through Monday, April 7, at the Borland Gallery, University Park. Gallery hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Mondays through Fridays. Tax Assistance â€” 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 â€” The works of Will Espy, Debbie Petersen and Amalia Shartel will be on display through Wednesday, April 30, 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.bellefonte museum.org. Exhibit â€” 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. palmermuseum.psu.edu. Exhibit â€” The Palmer Museum of Art will feature â€œForging Alliancesâ€? through Sunday, May 11. This exhibition draws on the Palmer Museumâ€™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. palmermuseum.psu.edu. Exhibit â€” The Palmer Museum of Art will feature the exhibition â€œSurveying Judy Chicago: Five Decadesâ€? through Sunday, May 11. The exhibit charts Chicagoâ€™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 www.judychicago.arted.psu.edu or www.palmermuseum. psu.edu. History/Genealogy â€” 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.
THURSDAY, FEB. 27
Exhibit â€” 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 www.sova.psu.edu. Story Time â€” 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Childrenâ€™s Program â€” Preschoolers ages 3 to 5 can work on science-themed activities with â€œScience Adventuresâ€? from 11 to 11:30 a.m. at Discovery Space, 112 W. Foster Ave., Suite 1, State College. Todayâ€™s theme is â€œTesting Ideas.â€? Activities are free with paid admission. Call (814) 234-0200, email email@example.com or visit www.mydiscoveryspace.org. Craft Class â€” The Centre County Library and Historical Museum will host â€œHooks & Needles,â€? an adult craft class, from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at 200 Allegheny St., Bellefonte. Call (814) 355-1516 or visit www.centrecountylibrary.org. Story Time â€” Holt Memorial Library will have preschool story time from 2 to 3 p.m. at 17 N. Front St., Philipsburg. Todayâ€™s theme is â€œLoving the Birthdays.â€? Call (814) 342-1987 or visit www.centrecountylibrary.org. Childrenâ€™s Program â€” 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 www.centrecountylibrary.org. Family Program â€” Holt Memorial Library will host â€œItâ€™s Elementary,â€? 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. Tonightâ€™s theme is â€œFamily Movie Nightâ€” â€˜Yogi Bear.â€™â€? Call (814) 342-1987 or visit www.centrecountylibrary.org. Embroidery Club â€” An embroidery club will meet from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the Sun Room, Schlow Centre Region Library, 211 S. Allen St., State College. All skill levels are welcome. Call (814) 237-6236. Performance â€” Steve Earle will perform an intimate solo acoustic show at 8 p.m. at The State Theatre, 130 W. College Ave., State College. A portion of all ticket sales will go to the Pennsylvania Wounded Warriors Inc. Tickets can be purchased by calling (814) 272-0606 or visiting www. thestatetheatre.org.
FRIDAY, FEB. 28
Art Class â€” Brienne M. Brown will teach â€œThe Wonderful World of Watercolorâ€? 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 www.bellefonteartmuseum.org/classes.html. Exhibition â€” â€œPaper Tigress,â€? graphic images by associate professor of art history Charlotte Houghton, will be on display from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., with a talk at 1 p.m., in the Print Study Room in the Palmer Museum of Art, University Park. For more information, visit www.palmer museum.psu.edu. Exhibit â€” 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 www.sova.psu.edu. Line Dancing â€” 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. Farmersâ€™ Market â€” The Downtown State College Farmersâ€™ Market will take place at 11:30 a.m. in the State College Municipal Building, 243 S. Allen St., State College. For more information, visit www.centralpafarmers.com. Book Discussion Group â€” The Centre County Library and Historical Museum will host a book discussion group from 1 to 2 p.m. at 200 Allegheny St., Bellefonte. This monthâ€™s book is â€œWhistling Past the Graveyardâ€? by Susan Crandall. Call (814) 355-1516 or visit www.centrecounty library.org. Performance â€” National Theatre Live presents â€œWar Horseâ€? at 7 p.m. at The State Theatre, 130 W. College Ave., State College. Tickets can be purchased by calling (814) 272-0606 or visiting www.thestatetheatre.org.
Concert â€” Season 4 finalists of NBCâ€™s hit show â€œThe Sing-Offâ€? will bring their a cappella talents to the Bryce Jordan Center, University Park, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at www.ticketmaster.com, the Bryce Jordan Center, Eisenhower Auditorium, Penn State Downtown Theatre, Altoona Campus Ticket Outlet, or by phone at (800) 745-3000 or (866) 448-7849.
SATURDAY, MARCH 1
Event â€” Celebrate â€œNational Pig Dayâ€? from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at Schlow Centre Region Library, 211 S. Allen St., State College. There will be information available about the April book club. Contact the Childrenâ€™s Department at (814) 235-7817. Farmersâ€™ Market â€” The Millheim Farmersâ€™ Market will take place at 10 a.m. at the Old Gregg School, 106 School St., Spring Mills. For more information, visit www.centralpafarmers.com. Soup Sale â€” The Bellefonte Elks Club will have a kettlecooked ham and bean soup and bread fundraiser from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 120 W. High St., Bellefonte. For more information, contact Scott King at (814) 355-2828. Auditions â€” The fourth annual â€œHappy Valleyâ€™s Got Talentâ€? show auditions will take place from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Indigo Night Club, 112 W. College Ave., State College. Auditions for pianists will take place from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at The State Theatre, 130 W. College Ave., State College. The 12 best acts will advance to the finals at The State Theatre on Saturday, March 29. This yearâ€™s celebrity judges include Sue Paterno, State College Mayor Elizabeth Goreham, Jamie Bestwick and Penn State music professionals Ted Christopher and Mary Saunders-Barton. This event will benefit Tides of State College, a peer support program offered to grieving children, teens and others in Centre County. Visit www.tides program.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Whatâ€™s Happening, Page 26
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What’s Happening, from page 25 Children’s Program — “World Stories Alive: Tales in Many Tongues,” a program for children ages 3 to 8 and their families to learn about different languages and cultures, will take place from 11 a.m. to noon at Schlow Centre Region Library, 211 S. Allen St., State College. This week’s language will be Turkish. For more information, visit www.schlow.org. Family Program — Holt Memorial Library will host “Family Art,” where the whole family can join with others to exercise their creativity, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 17 N. Front St., Philipsburg. Call (814) 342-1987 or visit www.centrecounty library.org. Children’s Program — Holt Memorial Library will host “Sensory Story Time,” a program for children ages 3 to 10, from 11:30 a.m. to noon at 17 N. Front St., Philipsburg. Through books, songs, movement and therapeutic activities, this program will help children with sensory integration challenges learn better. Call (814) 342-1987 or visit www.centrecountylibrary.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. Family Activity — Centre Region Parks and Recreation presents “Marsh Medley Kids’ Concert” with Denny Hayes, featuring music, dancing, singing and fun, at 3:30 p.m. at the Spring Creek Education Building, Millbrook Marsh Nature Center, 528 Puddintown Road, State College. Visit www. crpr.org. Fundraiser — A Mardi Gras-themed silent auction will take place from 6 to 9 p.m. at Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 780 Waupelani Drive, State College. Performance — National Theatre Live presents “War Horse” at 7 p.m. at The State Theatre, 130 W. College Ave., State College. Tickets can be purchased by calling (814) 272-0606 or visiting www.thestatetheatre. org. Fundraiser — Big Woods Bible Church will host a live auction to support a Guatemalan missions team at 7 p.m. at 120 Logan Ave., Castanea. Some of the items featured will be an autographed Mickey Mantle photo, 16GB iPad 2, a bear cub wood carving by Frontier Reflections and more. Some desserts will also be available for purchase. Call (570) 893-8274 or visit www.visiontrust. org. Dance — The Turbotville Community Hall Corporation will host a public dance with food available from 7 to 10 p.m. at 41 Church St., Turbotville. Funds raised will help restore the building. Call (570) 4128087. Games — Snow Shoe EMS will host bingo at 7 p.m. at 492 W. Sycamore St., Snow Shoe. Doors open at 5 p.m. Concert — Aborea, Alexander Turnquist and Daniel Bachman will perform at 7:30 p.m. at Schlow Centre Region Library, 211 S. Allen St., State College. Visit www.schlow. org. Concert — Centre Dimensions will perform in a Mardi Gras concert at 8 p.m. at Esber Recital Hall, University Park. For more information, visit www.music.psu.edu. SUNDAY, MARCH 2 Event — Join the SPSEA for art activities to celebrate the birthday of Dr. Seuss, the creator of the Lorax, Horton and the Cat in the Hat, from 2 to 4 p.m. at Schlow Centre Region Library, 211 S. Allen St., State College.
Event — The Friends & Farmers Food Co-Op membership kickoff will take place from 3 to 6 p.m. at Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 780 Waupelani Drive, State College. There will be music, food, speakers, kids’ activities and door prizes. Visit www. friendsandfarmers.coop. Auditions — The fourth annual “Happy Valley’s Got Talent” show auditions will take place from noon to 4 p.m. at Indigo Night Club, 112 W. College Ave., State College. The 12 best acts will advance to the finals at The State Theatre on Saturday, March 29. This event will benefit Tides of State College, a peer support program offered to grieving children, teens and others in Centre County. Visit www.tidesprogram. org or email email@example.com. 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 www.howardum.org. Performance — National Theatre Live presents “War Horse” at 3 p.m. at The State Theatre, 130 W. College Ave., State College. Tickets can be purchased by calling (814) 272-0606 or visiting www.thestatetheatre. org. Concert — Penn State School of Music presents the Philharmonic Orchestra with Concert Choir, Glee Club and Oriana Singers at 4 p.m. at Eisenhower Auditorium, University Park. For more information, visit www.music.psu.edu.
MONDAY, MARCH 3
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) 3559425. Exhibit — Penn State M.F.A. Graduate Thesis Exhibition 3 will take place at the Zoller Gallery, University Park. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, visit www.sova.psu.edu. 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 “Rainy Days.” Call (814) 355-1516 or visit www.centrecountylibrary.org. 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 “Dr. Seuss’ ‘The Cat in the Hat’.” Call (814) 364-2580 or visit www.centrecountylibrary.org. 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. Support Group — Cancer Survivors’ Association Inc. will sponsor a caregivers support group in conjunction with Be Well Associates to discuss the importance of nutrition for caregivers and provide information on quick and nutritious meals from 10:30 a.m. to noon in Conference Room 6 at Mount Nittany Medical Center, 1800 E. Park Ave., State College. For more information, visit www.cancersurvive.org or call (814) 237-2120. Workshop — The Centre County Library and Historical Museum will have a family workshop for children ages 12 to 36 months and their caregivers from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at 200 Allegheny St., Bellefonte. This program emphasizes learning through play and encourages social interaction between
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parents and their children. To register, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (814) 355-1516. Scrapbooking Program — Holt Memorial Library will host a scrapbooking night from 5 to 8 p.m. at 17 N. Front St., Philipsburg. Call (814) 342-1987 or visit www. centrecountylibrary.org. Support Group — Mount Nittany Medical Center will host a breast cancer support group from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in Conference Room 3 at 1800 E. Park Ave., State College. For more information, contact Aileen Galley at email@example.com or (814) 234-6787. Knitting Program — Holt Memorial Library will host “Knit Wits,” for beginner, experienced or intermediate knitters from 6 to 7 p.m. at 17 N. Front St., Philipsburg. Call (814) 342-1987 or visit www.centrecounty library.org. Knitting Club — A knitting club will meet from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the Sun Room, Schlow Centre Region Library, 211 S. Allen St., State College. All skill levels are welcome. Call (814) 237-6236. Bingo — The State College Knights of Columbus will host bingo at 7 p.m. at 850 Stratford Drive, State College. Practice/Performance — The Nittany Knights will perform a capella barbershop songs at 7:15 p.m. at the South Hills School of Business and Technology, 480 Waupelani Drive, State College. For more information, call (814) 777-7455, visit www.nittany knights.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Performance — Inner and Outer Dimensions will perform at 8 p.m. at Esber Recital Hall, University Park. For more information, visit www.music.psu.edu.
TUESDAY, MARCH 4
Children’s Activity — “Toddler Learning Centre,” where children ages 18 months to 3 years can play with the opportunity for parents to talk, will take place at 9:15 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. in the Downsbrough Community Room, Schlow Centre Region Library, 211 S. Allen St., State College. Registration is required. For more information, contact the Children’s Department at (814) 235-7817. 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 3 will take place at the Zoller Gallery, University Park. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, visit www.sova.psu.edu. 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.centrecounty library.org. Class — Mount Nittany Medical Center will host “A Joint Venture,” a free class on hip and knee replacements from 11 a.m. to noon in Conference Room 1, 2, or 3 through Entrance A at 1800 E. Park Ave., State College. For more information, contact Val Coakley at email@example.com or (814) 278-4810. Discussion — Connie Schulz, State College Area School District family outreach specialist, invites parents to meet other parents and share ideas from noon to 1:30 p.m. at Schlow Centre Region Library, 211 S. Allen St., State College. Children’s Program — The Centre Hall Branch Library will host a program for home-schooled students in grades six through 12 from 1:30 to 3 p.m. at 109 W. Beryl St., Centre Hall. The group will discuss money, legal tender, elections and printing presses. Call (814) 364-2580 or visit www. centrecountylibrary.org. 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 “Rainy Days.” Call (814) 355-1516 or visit www. centrecountylibrary.org. 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 vegetables, meats, dairy items, breads and apples. Lecture — Artist and lecturer Nancy Youdelman of California State University at Fresno will speak at 4:30 p.m. at the Palmer Museum of Art. For more information, visit www.palmermuseum.psu.edu. 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.
February 27-March 5, 2014 Meeting — Bellefonte Area School District’s board of school directors will meet at 7 p.m. in the cafeteria of Bellefonte Area Middle School, 100 N. School St., Bellefonte. The public is welcome to attend.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 5
Trip — Union Grange #325 will sponsor a bus trip to the Philadelphia flower show. The bus will leave the Wal-Mart Supercenter parking lot, 373 Benner Pike, State College, at 7:30 a.m. To reserve your space, call (814) 355-1139. 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.centrecountylibrary.org. Exhibit — Penn State M.F.A. Graduate Thesis Exhibition 3 will take place at the Zoller Gallery, University Park. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, visit www.sova.psu.edu. 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 info@ mydiscoveryspace.org or visit www.my discoveryspace.org. 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 “Rainy Days.” Call (814) 355-1516 or visit www.centrecountylibrary.org. 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 “Mars Fun.” Call (814) 342-1987 or visit www.centrecountylibrary. org. 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) 3559425. Program — Geisinger-Lewistown Hospital will host a cancer survivorship program from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at the Community Cancer Treatment Center, 400 Highland Ave., Lewistown. The classes will address cancer survivors’ questions and concerns about what happens after their treatment. Topics include health and wellness, treatment and management, and resources and follow-up care. Registration is required and can be done by calling (717) 242-7297. Children’s Program — The Centre Hall Branch Library will host an after school science club from 3 to 3:30 p.m. and from 3:45 to 4:15 p.m. at 109 W. Beryl St., Centre Hall. Today’s theme is “Blood.” Call (814) 3642580 or visit www.centrecountylibrary.org. 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. bellefonteartmuseum.org/classes.html. 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 www. crpr.org or call (814) 231-3071. Service — Pleasant Gap United Methodist Church will have a potluck meal and Ash Wednesday service at 6 p.m. at St. Mark Evangelical Lutheran Church, 160 N. Main St., Pleasant Gap. Call (814) 364-2759. 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 www.cccsc.org or call (814) 234-0711. Event — The 2014 Harlem Globetrotters “Fans Rule” World Tour will take place at 7 p.m. at the Bryce Jordan Center, University Park. During this season’s game, fans can choose which new game-changing rules they want to see. Tickets can be purchased at www.ticketmaster.com, the Bryce Jordan Center, Eisenhower Auditorium, Penn State Downtown Theatre, Altoona Campus Ticket Outlet, or by phone at (800) 745-3000 or (866) 448-7849. — Compiled by Gazette staff
February 27-March 5, 2014
The Centre County Gazette
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 baptist.org. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.ccwrc.org. 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 email@example.com or visit ccwrc.org. ALIVE Teen Club meets at 6 p.m. Sundays at First Baptist Church, 539 Jacksonville Road, Bellefonte. Call (814) 355–5678 or visit www.fbcbellefonte.org. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or Janie at (814) 235–2000 or email@example.com 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 bellefonte.org. Bald Eagle Grange No. 151 meets at 7 p.m. the first Tuesday of every month at the Grange Hall in Runville. Bald Eagle Watershed Association meets at 9:30 a.m. the third Monday at the Milesburg Borough Building, 416 Front St., Milesburg. Visit www.baldeaglewatershed.com. 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 www.facebook.com/bellefontegardenclub or call (814) 355–4427. Bellefonte Historical Railroad Society meets at 7 p.m. the first Monday of each month at the Train Station, Talleyrand Park, Bellefonte. Call (814) 355–1053 or www.bellefontetrain.org. Bellefonte Kiwanis Club meets at noon Tuesdays at the Moose Club, 125 N. Spring St., Bellefonte. Call Jeff Steiner at (814) 3593233 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 email@example.com. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Central Pennsylvania Holistic Wellness Group will meet to share and learn about many methods and techniques to support a holistic, homeopathic and spiritual lifestyle from 6:30–8 p.m. the second Wednesday of each month at the Inspired Holistic Wellness, 107 S. Spring St., Bellefonte. Call (814) 883–0957 or visit www.meetup.com/central–pa–holistic–wellnessgroup. The Centre County Down Syndrome Society meets from 7–9 p.m. on the second Thursday of the month in the offices at 111 Sowers St., Suite 504, in State College. Email ccdssociety@gmail. com or visit www.centrecountydownsyndrome.org. 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@ decarmine.com. Visit www.centrecountyreiclub.org. 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 www.centrepiecesguild.org 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 email@example.com. The Centre Region Wargaming and Miniatures Group will meet each week. Meeting times and place changes each week. Join the website to become active: www.meetup.com/centre–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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 www.myfamilyhealthassociates.com. 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 email@example.com; or contact Lori Clayton by phone at (814) 692–8077 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. 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@ psu.edu. 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 mineral.org. 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 www.mountnittany.org/diabetes. Multiple Sclerosis Support Group meets at 6 p.m. every third Tuesday at HealthSouth Nittany Valley Rehabilitation Hospital, Outpatient Entrance, 550 E. College Ave., Pleasant Gap. The support group is affiliated with the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Harrisburg office. Call Steve Uberti at (814) 359–3421. National Alliance on Mental Illness meets at 7 p.m. every second Tuesday at South Hills School, State College. June is the last meeting of the summer. Meetings resume in September. Call Dave (814) 238–1983. The Neuropathy Support Group of Central Pennsylvania will meet at 2 p.m. the fourth Sunday at the Mount Nittany Medical Center, Conference Room 3, 1800 E. Park Ave., State College. Call David Brown at (814) 531–1024. Nittany Knights Barbershop Chorus meets at 7:15 p.m. every Monday at South Hills School, State College. Men who like to sing are welcome. Visit www.nittanyknights.org or call Bill (814) 355–3557. Nittany Leatherneck Detachment meets from 7:30–9 p.m. at the Bellefonte Elks Club on the second Tuesday of every month, January through October. All Marines and F.M.F. corpsmen are welcome.
Nittany Valley Model Railroad Club meets at 7 p.m. Tuesdays at Old Gregg School, Room 1A, 106 School St., Spring Mills. Call Fred at (814) 422–7667. Nittany Mineral Society will hold a social at 6:30 p.m. and meet at 7:30 p.m. the third Wednesday of each month in Room 116, Auditorium of the Earth and Engineering Sciences Building, University Park. Call (814) 867–6263 or visit 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 email@example.com or visit www.visitnittany valleywoodturners.org. 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@ gmail.com or visit www.oldgreggschool.org. 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 www.inspiredholisticwellness.com. 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 collegeweaversguild.weebly.com or call (814) 234–7344. Support Group for Family & Friends of Childhood Sexual Abuse Survivors, sponsored by The Centre County Women’s Resource Center, meets from 5:30–7 p.m. Mondays. Call (814) 237–5220 ext. 247, email firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 welcomeclub.org or email email@example.com. — Compiled by Gazette staff
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February 27-March 5, 2014
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Addressing the issue of income inequality in the U.S. Most research determines that it is an issue when a majority of a nation’s populace’s income is not keeping up with inflation and does not have the opportunity to move higher on the economic ladder. For instance, the highest earners’ income increased 31.4 percent from 2009 through 2012, while everyone else saw their income rise by only .4 percent. Particularly disturbing is that while the 1 percent has gained in their proportion of wealth, as of June 2013, 15 percent of our population was on food stamps. The causes noted for the drastic income inequality are many. Typically, the rise in income inequality is keyed to the rise in technology. Technology helped increase productivity but also replaced many low wage earners with machines. It increased the skill premium for workers. The ability of higher-earning families to access better technology perpetuates itself. A student who is able to go home and research on the Internet using a high-end laptop with high speed Internet is farther ahead than his counterpart who has dial-up or no Internet access or computer. In addition, higher education lends itself to better incomes but the inflation rate on college tuition and fees has run 4.2 percent for public four-year institutions. The cost of college is easily handled by the affluent, but middle- to low-income families typically must take on debt to put children through college. This puts middle- and lowincome young adults at a disadvantage by starting their earning years with a level of debt payment that can be difficult (the average student loan debt is $29,400). The outsourcing of manufacturing has led to less opportunity for low-skill, high-income jobs in the United States. All the issues above and many more create income inequality and have occurred in most developed countries. However, the United States stands out with the highest level of income inequality among developed nations. Therefore, the U.S. must have policies and institutional differences that perpetuate the inequality. The first is the ability for high income earners to have
access and influence on political matters through contributions to politicians and the admission to fundraisers, benefits, etc., that leads to familiarity. The U.S. marginal tax rate for the top 1 percent has reduced 47 percentage points since the early 1960s. The cost of United States’ health benefits has increased and thus more money is geared toward this employee’s cost than increasing the employee’s wage. This has a larger impact on the rank and file employee then a high level CEO. Given the various conclusions from research and economic papers, change is needed to limit the effects that high wage earners can make on public policy. This is the opposite of what Tom Perkins, a rich venture capitalist, suggested at a recent speaking engagement. Perkins suggested that only taxpayers have the right to vote and if you paid more in taxes you received more votes. The wealth effect has already given the rich undue influence on politicians. Creating a better education system and more funding for that education from kindergarten through higher education for those in need with intellectual promise is probably the biggest consideration. I know many people who have worked hard for their wealth so the key is to incentivize work and increase the possibility of upward mobility. A key finding in studies is that there are better possibilities of economic mobility when different economic classes live in the same region and are not cut off from each other in separate geographical regions. This is important when thinking about subsidized housing. There are so many things to consider that they can’t fully be covered in this article. Helping change income inequality is something that everyone needs to keep in mind when making policies, determining educational opportunities, setting taxes and so many other things that can influence the future of this country and its citizens. It is not a “persecution” of the wealthy, but a way to allow more people the ability and opportunity to climb that ladder, make a decent living wage, and create policies that benefit everyone and create a level playing field.
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For centuries, the United States has been home of the American Dream, which included the opportunity for prosperity and success for all. However, a recent report shows that the U.S. has the worst income inequality in the developed world. In addition, our chances for moving poor people up the economic ladder are, well, poor. For instance, when Canada is compared to the U.S., it has twice the economic mobility of Americans. These issues are a detriment to us as a society and our potential for economic growth. The 1 percent is a topic of much debate recently. Let’s start with who makes up the 1 percent. Basically, it stands for the top 1 percent of earners, in this case, in the United States. Judy Loy, ChFC, The top 1 percent of American is a registered investment advisor households had pretax income of and CEO at $394,000 in 2012. That income inNestlerode & Loy cludes wages, pension payments, diviInvestment Advidends and capital gains. sors, State College. The 1 percent demographic has Loy is a regular changed since the 1970s. The new 1 columnist for percent are top earners who are at the StateCollege.com. top of their fields, executives or entrepreneurs. In the past, the rich were people with pools of wealth who passed that wealth through inheritance and thus transferred that wealth through estate taxes and future generations, who were not always good stewards of the wealth. The new top earners’ share of American income has been growing for three decades and recently reached a level not seen since 1928 (the Roaring Twenties and the year before the stock market crash). Why are the rich getting richer, and is it a problem?
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How do we read today? We don’t. Even though you might have found the question interesting, a third of you are already moving on to something else. Whether reading (or should I say skimming?) online or print, we rarely finish a story or article. And we don’t move smoothly from left to right as we follow the words across the page. Eye-tracking research from web guru Jakob Nielsen shows that we sweep our eyes across the page in a pattern that is shaped like an “F,” starting in the upper left corner. We tend to take two horizontal swipes across the page, then swipe vertically down the left. Uh oh. We are now past the point — around 100 words — where more than half the original readers are gone.
Wish you were here. When it comes to scrolling, most people don’t even bother. Of those who do, 80 percent of their time is spent looking “above the fold” (the part of the web page visible when users first land there or the part above the fold of a newspaper). If you’ve stuck with me, it’s time to help improve your messaging: n Put the most important content first. Review some of your recent emails. Were the first two sentences powerful or did you fumble your opening? n Avoid claims and exaggerations. If it sounds like an ad, skimmers ignore it. n Feature bulleted lists like this one. n Focus on one idea per paragraph and tie each paragraph to the main theme. n Use memorable images to help tell your story. Photos of products or real people work better than stock photos. Since only friends and relatives are still reading, I can get away with a shout out to my grandma, the most voracious reader I know.
SCORE’s John Vincenti appears in video STATE COLLEGE — Longtime SCORE volunteer and former Central PA Chapter chairman John Vincenti appears this month in a national video being distributed to SCORE’s 13,000 volunteers in 348 chapters across the U.S. Vincenti currently is associate district director of Western PA SCORE. In speaking about his volunteer work with the local chapter, Vincenti said, “I used to be a school teacher, JOHN VINCENTI then became an entrepreneur and then I got into SCORE. It’s like having your students succeed in life. It just makes you feel like it’s all been worthwhile.”
His complete comments and those of other SCORE volunteers can be seen at www.youtube.com. SCORE’s mission is to build successful small businesses in Central PA and across America with free counseling and resource materials, helping small businesses grow and enhance their communities. Those planning to start a small business, or working to grow their existing business, can learn more at www. scorecpa.org.
STATE COLLEGE — The Centre Area Transportation Authority recently announce that Ryan Harshbarger has been named its director of transportation. Harshbarger came to CATA in 2008 as the authority’s transportation analyst and since that time has advanced to increasingly responsible positions. Prior to joining CATA, he worked at the Overhead Door Corporation where he served in inventory control. As director of transportation, Harshbarger is responsible for the management of CATA’s operations RYAN and maintenance departments and HARSHBARGER oversees all transportation aspects of the authority’s CATABUS, CATARIDE and CATACOMMUTE services. “I know that I can speak for the CATA board of directors as well as the management staff when I say that we are truly excited to have Mr. Harshbarger in this new role at the authority,” said Hugh Mose, CATA general manager. “Ryan brings to the position a unique combination of analytical expertise and leadership ability that will further strengthen the organization and thereby enhance the services CATA provides for the community.”
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February 27-March 5, 2014
Gender integration in science could spark innovation UNIVERSITY PARK — Recent research from the Penn State Smeal College of Business finds that women’s expertise may be underutilized in science and engineering teams, leading to teams performing at less than optimal levels of productivity. A paper by associate professor of management and organization Aparna Joshi concludes that greater gender equity and integration in traditionally male-dominated fields will not only increase parity of women in those fields but also foster greater productivity and innovation within teams. “The rationale for fostering greater gender equity and integration goes beyond ensuring equal employment opportunity for men and women to accelerating scientific productivity and innovation within teams,” Joshi wrote in her paper ‘By Whom and When Is Women’s Expertise Recognized? The Interactive Effects of Gender and Education in Science and Engineering Teams.’ “In order to fully utilize diverse expertise and maximize productivity and innovation in teams, it is vital to enhance gender diversity within teams and across the disciplines in which these teams are embedded.” According to information from the National Science Foundation, Joshi wrote, “Since 2000, women have steadily earned more science and engineering bachelor’s degrees than men, and almost half the master’s degrees earned across the field are being awarded to women.” But female scientists and engineers are still significantly outnumbered in corporate management roles and faculty posi-
tions at research universities, and they are earning less money. Those advances in education have not yet translated to advancement in the workplace. Joshi posits that the disconnect lies in team members’ inability to accurately perceive expertise. After examining data collected from science and engineering teams, Joshi found a tendency among male and female team members to perceive the expertise of their fellow female members at a lower level than their male counterparts, despite the level of education those women had achieved. Men who identified more with their own gender valued highly educated women’s expertise less than they valued their male team members’ expertise. More importantly, these men valued less educated women more than they valued their highly educated female counterparts. Team members’ perceptions of their colleagues’ expertise is critical to the functioning of the team and all its members, because those perceived as experts are offered more opportunities to perform and to lead. “If attributes, such as educational level, contribute relatively little to the evaluations of women’s expertise, then it is unlikely that any gains women make in their human capital can mitigate gender differences in employment outcomes,” wrote Joshi. Joshi also found that the expertise of highly educated women is more highly utilized in teams with more women, and that teams with more highly educated women
ACCORDING TO RESEARCH from the Penn State Smeal College of Business, a recent study concluded that women’s expertise may be underutilized in science and engineering teams. are more productive in disciplines that have greater female representation. “In a gender-integrated discipline such as civil engineering, highly educated and technically skilled female civil engineers are visible to team members and represent women’s success and abilities in this domain,” wrote Joshi. “In this context, team members are unlikely to perceive female team members as less qualified than men and more likely to
accept their inputs in achieving the team’s tasks and goals.” Joshi’s research focuses on multilevel issues in workplace diversity, gender issues in science and engineering, collaboration in global and distributed teams, generational issues in the workplace, and international and cross-cultural management. Her paper is forthcoming in Administrative Science Quarterly.
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.
RECORDED FEB. 3-7, 2014 BELLEFONTE
Dale R. Dixon to Dale R. Dixon and Cynthia A. Dixon, 134 Collins Ave., Bellefonte, $1. Terri M. Holderman and Randall W. Holderman to Ruthann H. Long and Jacqueline A. Hahn, 429 E. Bishop St., Bellefonte, $235,000. Northwest Savings Bank to Knupp Family Revocable Trust, Richard W. Knupp Sr. trustee and Joan L. Knupp trustee, 121 N. Allegheny St., Bellefonte, $132,000. Michelle Packer to Jessica Cummins, 406 E. Lamb St., Bellefonte, $110,000. Cynthia A. Walker and Dale R. Dixon to Dale R. Dixon and Cynthia A. Dixon, 930 W. Water St., Bellefonte, $1.
Solsiree Del Moral to Bellefonte Management LLC, 175 Dorchester Lane, Bellefonte, $155,000. Mary Elizabeth Rhoads, Mary E. Rhoades estate, Harry E. Poorman and executor and Pamela L. Gilbert to Gregory A. Roan, 101 Spring Creek Road, Bellefonte, $1.
Benner Associates to Christ Community
Church of State College, 1145 Benner Pike, State College, $1,110,000. Dennis A. Gioia and Judith L. Albrecht to Dennis A. Gioia and Judith L. Albrecht, 223 Elm St., State College, $1. Dennis A. Gioia and Judith L. Albrecht to Dennis A. Gioia and Judith L. Albrecht, 600 Elmwood St., State College, $1. Dennis A. Gioia and Judith L. Albrecht to Dennis A. Gioia and Judith L. Albrecht, 608 Elmwood St., State College, $1. Gladys E. McMahon by agent to Equity Trust Company, 128 Oak Lane State College, $117,000.
Joseph E. Fredley and Deborah A. Fredley to Timothy C. Brennan and Jamie L. Brennan, 1272 Avebury Circle, State College, $360,000. Tracy Family Trust and Patricia M. Tracy trustee to Doris L. Mackenzie, 1244 Westerly Parkway, State College, $290,000.
Glenn L. Wolfe estate and E. Allene Wolfe executrix to Glenn L. Wolfe Family Trust, Blue Ball Road, Spring Mills, $1.
Thomas L. Meade to Gina K. Bellissimo, 1129 Kathryn St., Boalsburg, $1.
Road, Beech Creek, $17,000.
Fannie Mae and Federal National Mortgage Association to Megan J. Daubert and Matthew A. Daubert, 140 Coyote Lane, Bellefonte, $220,000.
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Lincoln Associates Joint Venture to Lindon T. Kwock and Mailene E. Kwock, 282 Timberton Circle, Bellefonte, $695,000.
William A. Pencak estate and Marcus W. Parker executor to Brosi Bradley, 116 Weaver Ave., Coburn, $131,300. Maria Christina Shroyer and Maria C. Hewitt to Maria Christina Shroyer and Craig Alan Shroyer, 120 Weaver Ave., Coburn, $10.
Donita Considine to HBS Real Estate LLC, 211 N. Ninth St., Philipsburg, $18,000.
Timothy M. Green and Kathaleen J. Green to Bradley A. Swope and Michelle D. Swope, 149 Sunrise Drive, Spring Mills, $321,997.50.
Howard M. Peters and Sally Brown Peters to Emma Peters Butler and Elmer E. Peters, Ridge Runner Road, Beech Creek, $1. Robert E. Rau and Martha Rau to Andrew Wertz and Tricia Wertz, Eagles Nest
Jr. to Clearfield Hospital, Moshannon St., Philipsburg, $447,760.
Susan B. Barron by agent to Franklin L. Green, Phoenix Road, Philipsburg, $1. Alberta A. Dixon to Eugene A. Dixon, 133 Railroad St., Philipsburg, $1. Dorothy Marie Krupa to David A. Mitchell, Coaldale Road, Philipsburg, $1. Robert W. Wrye Jr. and Robert L. Wrye
Nancy E. Leary to Nancy E. Leary and Shannon Welsh, Long Beard Road, Snow Shoe, $1. Jessica A. Little-Hitchings by sheriff to Jersey Shore State Bank, 118 S. Harrison Road, Pleasant Gap, $9,503.72. Erin O’Leary-Rallis, Erin O’Leary, Daniel Ryan, Mara Ryan and Two Weeks Four Geeks to WREP Associates and JWM Associates, 121 W. College Ave., Pleasant Gap, $375,000. Dorothy M. Walker by attorney to Erin M. Vonada and Matthew W. Deibler, 625 Jacksonville Road, Bellefonte, $178,000.
STATE COLLEGE BOROUGH
Walter A. Koltun and Catherine A. Koltun to Walter A. Koltun, Debra Marie Maclellan, Catherine A. Koltun and Alex J. Koltun, 140 S. Patterson St., State College, $1.
Joseph S. Mannino, David Vanderloop, Brian Mannino and Brian M. Mannino to David Vanderloop, Stewart Lane, Port Matilda, $16,000.
Daniel J. Brooks and Joan E. Brooks to David F. Stoltzfus and Rachel B. Stoltzfus, 124 Brooks Lane, Howard, $417,500. — Compiled by Gazette staff
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Show will see several changes, additions in its 30th year If you’re one of thousands going to the Builders Association of Central Pennsylvania’s annual event in hopes of finding a contractor to build your dream home, bedroom or kitchen or a specialist to revamp your heating and conditioning system, keep an eye out for some changes and additions to the annual event. The popular event of local home-related vendors returns to the Bryce Jordan Center March 14-16. On Friday it is open from 3 to 8 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is $6 per person. The show will have several new features in its 30th year, however, beginning with a new name. Abbie Jensen, executive officer of the Builders Association of Central Pennsylvania, said that since there will be a considerable amount of vendors that specialize in landscape at the show this year, the familiar Home Show name has changed to the Home and Garden Show. “We really wanted to highlight the landscapers this year,” she said. Jeff Bolze, president of Pennwood Home & Hearth and a sponsor, has been a part of the show since its conception in the Nittany Mall. “I really believe in the show,” Bolze said. “It’s a place where local people can go to find local contractors and suppliers.” Don Gilmore, owner of Gilmore Construction, has been participating in the Home and Garden Show for 25 years and as a chairman for 18 years. “It’s been exciting to see it grow from just the arena to the concourse,” Gilmore said. “We even have sites outside now. It’s really grown in the 18 years that we’ve been at the Bryce Jordan Center.” The annual event is a place where home-related businesses can get their names out there, Gilmore said, which makes the show beneficial for both consumers and vendors. “If people don’t know you, they don’t hire you. It’s a good opportunity to meet a lot of people,” he said. “We have 4,000 to 5,000 people coming through the door every year.” “I personally think it’s a strategic use of consumer’s time,” Jensen said. Instead of looking to the Internet, she encourages people to take advantage of the person-to-person interaction the Home and Garden Show offers. It’s a better way to judge a company, she said, because you can base it on interpersonal interaction instead of between a telephone or Internet connec-
tion. In a period where many people look to the Internet to find things, attending the Home and Garden show is a great way to “buy local and support the community,” Bolze said. “It’s nice because everything is under one roof,” Gilmore said. “If you own house or are thinking about owning a house, that’s the place to go.” The Home and Garden Show gives people the opportunity to talk to many local companies. This year, Jensen said there will be about 130 vendors, similar to last year’s number. The Home and Garden Show provides a space for people who have a clear idea of what they want done to or changed in their home as well as opportunities for those who need inspiration, Jensen said. If you know what you want done to which part of your house, she suggests bringing a blueprint or photo to show vendors. Gilmore, who has a booth at the show every year, also encourages people to bring plans or an idea to vendors, but that usually an appointment for a quote will need to be made. This year, there will also be a new, revamped layout to the show and “Centre Park.” This new feature will take up the floor of the Bryce Jordan Center and be the mail focal point of the entire show. It will house an outdoor grill, furniture, deck with hot tub insert and will be completely landscaped, Bolze said. Central Pennsylvania Institute of Science and Technology students will also be working with landscapers and builders to create Centre Park, he said, which provides some on-the-site training. “It’ll feel like an outdoor area,” Bolze said. Bolze also said he anticipates the flow of the entire show will change due to the addition of Centre Park. In addition, vendor booths will be set up around the park, which he said isn’t typical. On top of it being the 30th anniversary of the Home and Garden Show, it is also the 10th anniversary of the Children’s Building Contest, which is sponsored by SPE Federal Credit Union and will take place on Saturday. Free seminars for the public will continue this year, Bolze said. Consumers can also look forward to seminars about interior design, flooring, heating and cooling, customizing floor plans and more.
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History of Excellence The Builders Association of Central Pennsylvania (BACP) has a long and rich history, serving the building industry of the Centre Region since 1957. The BACP is a notfor-profit organization that represents builders, developers and remodelers, as well as other professionals, suppliers and related trades associated with the housing industry. From the association’s early days, the main objectives have been to help building industry companies by providing education and networking opportunities while influencing state and local government to assure the quality of construction in the Centre Region. In addition, BACP serves as a link between consumers and the building industry. If you are undertaking a home improvement project or are thinking about building a hew home, look to
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the members of BACP, who have submitted proof of insurance as well as financial and professional references. Members also sign a Contractor Quality Commitment document, striving to achieve the highest standards of the industry with every job. They are kept up to date on the latest technology, regulations and legislation. To find a member of BACP, visit www.centralpabuilders.com.
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2014 Board of Directors and Home and Garden Show Committee Ofﬁcers
President: Scott Good (Goodco Mechanical) Vice President: George McMurtry (America’s Carpet Outlet) 2nd Vice President: Dave Asencio (EBY Paving) Associate Vice President: Doug Olson (Your Building Center) Secretary: Mindy Dillon (Susquehanna Bank) Treasurer: Heather Pleskonko (SF & Company) Past President: Brennan Glantz (Bosak Construction)
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The award-winning 2013 booths The annual Home and Garden show is a great place for builders, remodelers and landscapers throughout Pennsylvania to meet with potential clients. Each company works very hard while setting up their booths to attract as many consumers as possible over the threedays that the event happens. Several of last year’s winning booths will take place in one of the show’s new attractions this year: Centre Park. Consumers will be able to see products to scale on the floor of the Bryce Jordan Center. Most of what will be showcased in Centre Park will be related to outside the home, which many say is just as important was what’s inside! While going looking at this year’s booths, keep an eye out for the 2013 winners. The 2014 award-winning booths will be decided before the Home and Garden Show opens on Friday afternoon. Those booths will be indicated with signs throughout the Bryce Jordan Center, so be sure to look out for those, too!
2013 Home Show Exhibitor Awards Best of Show & Exhibitors’ Choice: Green Horizon Landscape Inc. (A1 – Arena) Best Display (4 booths or more): Remodelers Workshop (C 10, 11, 17, 18 – Arena) Best Display (2 or 3 booths/Arena): Bosak Construction (D 1 – Arena) Best Display (2 or 3 booths/Concourse): Walker & Walker Equipment (W 6, 7 – Arena) Best Display (Single booth/Arena): ProEdging, LLC (D 8 – Arena) Best Display (Single booth/Concourse): Heritage Innovations (Booth R – Concourse) President’s Award: Scott’s Landscaping (E, Arena) Chairman’s Award: Pennwood Home & Hearth (14-19 – Concourse)
Best of Show & Exhibitors’ Choice: Green Horizon Landscape Inc.
Best Display (4 booths or more): Remodelers Workshop
Best Display (2 or 3 booths/Arena): Bosak Construction
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Centre Park a highlight of the show One of the new features at the 30th annual Home and Garden Show is Centre Park, a collaborative site that will showcase the work of many local companies where consumers will be able to see products to scale. “They (consumers) get to see it on a larger scale,” said Tim Wenrich, project manager at Clearwater Swimming Pool Company. “A 10 by 10 booth is not as good as the real thing. It’s more beneficial.” Wenrich also said he thinks that the addition of landscape and an emphasis of outdoor entertainment spaces are very important to the show. “People spend a lot more time outside now,” he said. The floor of the Bryce Jordan Center, Wenrich said, will be covered with a variety of different things, including a deck, grill and gazebo. Clearwater will be contributing, he said. During the Home and Garden Show, you can expect to hear some live music in Centre Park, and if you attend on Saturday, you’ll be able to have a fun caricature done, thanks to Liz Dudek, a local State Farm representative. After the Home and Garden Show, much of the materials and products used to create Centre Park, Wenrich said, will
be donated to a local veteran’s organization. “EP Henry, a paving and block-manufacturing company, has generously offered to donate all of the block and paver material they provide for use in Centre Park. Through the help of masonry students at the Central PA Institute of Science and Technology, a local veterans’ organization will be receiving a new patio.” “It takes two to three hours for people to see the show,” he said. “They need to sit down after a while.” There will be benches this year, he said, which will give people a place to relax. There are several local companies, Gilmore says, that are donating supplies and volunteering their time to make Centre Park happen, in addition to having booths of their own. “Centre Park would never have come together without the leadership of CJ Henry from Green Horizon Landscape and Tim Wenrich from Clearwater. Those two, along with Mark Eminhizer from Bricks & Stones, Scott Burk from Scott’s Landscaping, Jeff Bolze from Pennwood
Home & Hearth and Chris Shirley from CPI – that group has been awesome about getting us all to come together and work,” he says. Part of the team that will help assemble and contribute to Centre Park are a dozen horticulture, landscape and masonry students from Central Pennsylvania Institute of Science and Technology (CPI). “These students showed an interest in wanting to help out,” said Chris Shirley, a masonry instructor at CPI. Although students have helped out at the show before, he said, it has never been to this degree. Both students and the companies coming together to create Centre Park can benefit from this, Shirley said. Students will receive on-the-job training while working and networking with members of the building industry. This can also help companies prospect future employees. “This project could potentially lead to one or more of these students receiving a job offer from one of the contractors working on Centre Park,” he said. One of the CPI carpentry classes,
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Art Alliance provides exposure You might not be thinking about it yet, but when you build that new house or begin remodeling, itâ€™ll need to be jazzed up with something. Thatâ€™s where the Art Alliance comes into the picture, a new attraction at this yearâ€™s Home and Garden Show. â€œWe were really pleased to be asked,â€? said Marie Doll, executive director of the Art Alliance. She encourages consumers attending the show to think seriously about including artwork in their renovation plans. â€œWe are excited to partner with the Art Alliance of Central PA in creating â€˜The Heart of the Homeâ€™ at the Home and Garden Show,â€? said Abbie Jensen, executive officer of the Builders Association of Central PA. â€œA home owner can learn about brand new homes, kitchens, windows, garage doors, flooring, mortgages â€” everything needed to create a house. Art helps to make that house into a home.â€? The members of the Art Alliance will be displaying their work at the Home and Garden Show for the first time this year. â€œIt makes sense,â€? Doll said. Artwork fits into all aspects of the home, she said, both the inside and outside. â€œWe like to partner with local businesses in everything we do,â€? Jensen said. â€œWorking with the Art Alliance will help to gain exposure for some of the great local talent in our area.â€? A variety of artwork will be available, Doll said, including paintings, pottery, glasswork, outdoor ornaments, outdoor metal sculptures and small sculptures for inside the home. Of the paintings, she said, there will be both oil and pastel options. The artwork available, she said, are for homes and businesses, as well as outdoor gardens. â€œRight away, many artists were interested and responded positively,â€? Doll said.
â€œWe are excited to partner with the Art Alliance of Central PA in creating â€˜The Heart of the Homeâ€™ at the Home and Garden Show. Abbie Jensen, executive officer of the Builders Association of Central PA The following artists will have their work on display at the Home and Garden Show: Ross Adams, Jim Cartey, John Denny, Linda Goncalves, Brenda Horner, Deb Placky, June Ramsey, Amy Romaniec, Teri Rosenbaum, Laura Row, Jen Shuey, Christine Stangel, Donna Symons and Lynn Verbeck. If youâ€™re not finding the particular piece you want at the show, Doll said artists will be on hand to talk about showing the consumer other work at a later date or commissioning something especially for them. â€œWe look forward to continuing to develop the â€˜Heart of the Homeâ€™ program and are excited to see how Home and Garden Show visitors respond to it this year,â€? Jensen said. The Art Alliance of Central Pennsylvania is in its 47th year, Doll said, and has always been located at 824 Pike St. in Lemont. Artists offer classes throughout the year and summer camps for children. For more information, visit www.artalliancepa.org.
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The Seminar Series Everyone knows that making decisions about your home can sometimes be daunting. It is critical that you educate yourself and choose to work with the best company for the job. But how can you figure out who to work with?! There are so many options! Visiting the Central PA Home and Garden Show is your first stop — hopefully you’ll get a chance to talk to lots of different businesses about your specific needs. Sometimes you need to learn a little bit more about the job itself, whether that be a new kitchen floor, a new heating system, a beautiful deck or a plan for that addition you’ve always wanted. The Seminar Series is presented by local industry professionals and is a great way to learn more while you attend the Home and Garden Show. And better yet, all the seminars are FREE with your
admission to the Home Show! “Sure, you can Google geothermal heating systems. Have you done that?!? I couldn’t make sense of anything!” said Builders Association Executive Officer Abbie Jensen. “We are thrilled to be presenting seminars all weekend long that are so much more informative and accessible than anything you can find online. Why wouldn’t you want to come hear about it from the experts?!” Check out the schedule of seminars being presented during the Home and Garden Show and plan your visits around them!
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4 p.m. — Using solar energy to heat your domestic hot water — presented by Stanley C. Bierly — Learn the advantages of installing a solar domestic hot
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11 a.m. — Using geothermal to heat & cool your home or business — presented by Stanley C. Bierly — Learn the advantages of heat & cooling with a geothermal heat pump system, what tax
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green certification. Learn more about what is driving this rapid increase in green construction and the benefits of having your new home or remodeling project. 12:30 pm — Choosing the most Efﬁcient Heating and Cooling System for your home or business — presented by Stanley C. Bierly — There are many systems available today to heat/cool your home and domestic hot water. Which system is best for you to realize maximum efficiency, comfort and return on investment. 2 p.m. — Home Construction Loan Process — presented by Fulton Bank — Please join Fulton Bank mortgage advisor Brian Allen for a seminar on the new home construction loan process. The construction to permanent loan product allows for a one time close, streamlining the process.
5 p.m. — An Introduction To Outdoor Kitchens — presented by Pennwood Home & Hearth — Learn more about the Outdoor Kitchen phenomenon and how you can create your dream outdoor living space. 6:30 p.m. — Home Buying Seminar — presented by Kissinger Bigatel and Brower — Get tips from an industry professional on the steps and procedures it takes to buy your dream home.
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Controlling costs of home construction By BOB KARLOVITS Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Controlling costs when building a home is a job that often hinges on persquare-foot estimates, allowances for each room, books that list the costs of everything — even something like architect-builder-owner master classes. But then, as builders Dan Meade and Joe Cortes say, the prices go up. “It is more an art than a science,” Greensburg architect Lee Calisti says about the method of coming up with a cost for building a home. Some costs are fairly consistent. If a buyer goes to a development planned by a builder and chooses one of the plans — even customizing it to a degree — the costs are rather well known. But a custom design makes matters different. Then, builders, architects, even homeowners say it is important to control the unknown. n Come up with a realistic idea of costs — and stick to it. Remember, when one room goes over cost, you probably aren’t going to make up for it elsewhere. n Act as your own general contractor and keep a close eye on all the costs. n Get a builder involved early so plan-
ning can be discussed from a practical sense. The secret generally is controlling the variables in design and construction, South Side architect Gerald Lee Morosco says. For instance, he says, is it fairly realistic to estimate a house can be built at $175 per square foot. But that doesn’t take into consideration any extraordinary desires. “It is possible to spend $14,000 for all of your appliances — or $20,000 for your range,” he says. Meade, owner of Prime 1 Builders of Bridgeville, says he has seen “virtually every” home he has ever built go over estimate by 10 percent or more because of “customer-driven” desires rather than necessities or surprises. Cortes, from a like-named building company from Upper St. Clair, agrees, saying clients are generally budgetdriven “until they see something they want.” The builders and Morosco advocate the creation of allowances for each room so a client can get a feeling of an increase in overall cost by seeing a jump in individual areas. Rob Johnson says he was able to accomplish that in his four-story condo
in the North Side by getting quotes for individual projects and making sure they were met. He says he sometimes hired contractors at a per-hour rate to do specific projects and then watched them closely to make sure they were working. In a similar fashion, Patrick Krantz says he acted as a “general contractor” when his stylish, timber-frame home was being built in Lawrence County. That went as far as the supervision of the purchase of wood to buying nails in bulk from a local hardware store so he could return the unused ones. Builders and architects, however, say they have few clients who can spend that type of time overseeing a project. For that reason, they say the cost control comes in discipline and planning. Calisti says he has developed over the years a “history of trends” in building that allows him to make a fairly accurate per-square-foot estimate. There also is a series of publications used by architects and builders that stays current on costs of items from concrete to rebar. Morosco also advocates the creation of a “budget worksheet.”
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Calisti warns all projects are governed by “size, complexity and level of finish,” with all of those elements affecting one another. He thinks one of the best ways of going into a project is to get a builder in on the plans right away. “It is a more integrated process, where everybody is on the same page,” he says. It would allow a builder, for instance, to point to potential cost or complexity in an idea that an architect might not necessarily see. It can help to avoid “change orders” — changes made after the fact, usually leading to unexpected costs. Change orders take a difficult role in custom-designed buildings, but they aren’t much easier in preplanned structures, says Elliot Fabri Jr. from EcoCraft Homes, which makes pre-fab houses. The pre-fab homes from the South Fayette firm are built from modular sections but can be changed to fit a client’s desires, he says. Those changes are easy when done at the planning stage because modifications in the modules can be done with less effort before a house is assembled. But, he adds, most changes are “done after the fact,” leading to cost increases of about 10 percent. “It happens all the time,” he says. Planning is important, builder Meade
Keeping costs under control during home construction is challenging, but it will pay off in the long run. says, but plans have a way of changing. In his role, he says, he often asks for variables that are acceptable to the client so he knows directions he might have to go. “You have to leave a contingency for
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Secrets of successful remodeling By LYNN UNDERWOOD The Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS — Julie Carlson had just completed a second remodeling project in three years and was exhausted from perusing infinite websites for products and resources. Her friends felt the same way. “We knew there had to be a better way than going to a plumbing website and looking at 1,000 faucets,” she said. “There’s more than 2,000 decisions to make in even the simplest kitchen remodel.” So in 2007, Carlson and three designsavvy cohorts sat down at her California dining table and created a blog called “Remodelista,” featuring carefully curated products, photos and remodeling and decorating ideas. Remodelista eventually evolved from the blog to a digital home design resource. “We would get together and nominate our favorites and pick the ‘best in show,’” said Carlson. “It just took off. This year Carlson and the other editors have gone old school by publishing the new book “Remodelista: A Manual for the Considered Home” (Artisan
Books, $37.50). “The book has 95 percent new photos and material on home remodels that aren’t on the website,” said Carlson. Within the 387 pages is an inside look at 12 homes, ranging from an 1850s farmhand’s cottage, to a Brooklyn apartment, to actress Julianne Moore’s Greek Revival townhouse. In the last chapter, the editors have done all the clicking for you by winnowing down their all-time favorite everyday objects — the Remodelista 100. We chatted with Carlson about remodeling mistakes to avoid, Moore’s makeover and the 1960s hippie style revival. Q: What remodeling project is worth splurging on? A: If you have a well-thought-out kitchen with good countertops and appliances, you’ll get your money back. Other smart upgrades — a good, solid, heavy front door for curb appeal, and simple brushed stainless or porcelain light switch plates. It’s surprising to me when I go into an expensively remodeled house and they still have cheap plastic ones from Home Depot. Q: What’s the first step before you dive into a major remodeling project?
A: Research, research, research — so you know what you want before you talk to an architect. And choose the right team by interviewing at least three contractors and architects. These people are going to be part of your life for a while and you need them to work like a welloiled machine. Q: What are common remodeling mistakes people make? A: They don’t finish the last 10 percent because of decision fatigue. I have a friend who didn’t pick out a pendant light because he was tired of making decisions, and the contractor put in a fluorescent fixture. Many people don’t correct errors right away and just live with them. I ended up with movable, instead of fixed, shelves next to my bed. When I hit my alarm clock, the shelf falls down. The little things can bug you. Q: Some of the projects use Ikea cabinets and curtains. What are other ways to cut costs? A: Be creative with your sourcing. For fixtures and fittings, look at industrial suppliers such as McMaster-Carr. Schoolhouse supply stores are great for library book carts. continued on page 17
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You could be a winner at the show! During the Home and Garden Show, you can expect to learn about some of the newest products on the market and you’ll also get a chance to talk to industry experts about your next home improvement project. What you may not expect are the fabulous prizes you could win by visiting the Home and Garden Show! All you need to do to enter is fill out the back of your ticket stub and turn it in at the Builders Association booth (located directly inside Gate B).
Fox 8 and ABC 23 have been longtime partners of the Home Show, providing on-air features and a terrific prize. You could win a 46-inch HD TV, courtesy of Fox 8 and ABC 23! The Builders Association of Central PA is so grateful to Fox 8 and ABC 28 for providing this terrific grand prize to visitors at the Home and Garden Show!
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n Gummo Construction (B 11 – Arena) Two $50 Lezzer Lumber gift cards n Kohlhepp Custom Countertops (D 10 – Arena) Three Granite Cutting Boards n Redmonds Complete Comfort LLC (C 5 – Arena) Three $50 gift certificates to Texas Road Hous n Wizzards Janitorial Systems, Inc. (A 2 – Arena) Free carpet cleaning for one (1) room, up to 225 feet n Wolf Furniture (20, 21 – Concourse) Four $250 Wolf Furniture gift certificates
Visit these company booths to receive these items or be entered for your chance to win! n BC Freeman Mechanical & Electrical Inc (13 – Concourse) Stress Relievers n Central PA Dock & Door LLC (C 1 – Arena) Chance for a Liftmaster model 8360 garage door operator with one remote and 7’ high door n CMP Energy Solutions (A 16 – Arena) Calendars
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EXHIBITORS Alphabetical Listing 2014 Home Show Exhibitors
360 Painting ..........................Arena ............C ....................... 20 Allegheny Mountain Hardwood Flooring.............Arena ............F ......................... 6 Allied Mechanical ..................Arena ............W ................ 33, 34 American Dream Home Solutions.............................Arena ............D ..................... 5, 6 America’s Carpet Outlet ........Arena ............W ................ 22, 23
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Budget Blinds of Altoona/ State College ......................Arena ............W ...................... 32 C&C Smith Lumber Co., Inc. .Arena ............C ......................... 6 Central PA Dock & Door LLC .....................................Arena ............C ......................... 1 Central PA Institute of Science and Technology ....Arena ............W ...................... 49
Barrier Waterproofing Systems ..............................Concourse .............................. 12
Cisney & O’Donnell Inc..........Arena ............C .................. 21-24
Bath Fitter ..............................Arena ............A ................. 4, 5, 6
Clearwater Swimming Pool Company ....................Arena ............C ....................... 14
BC Freeman Mechanical & Electrical Inc .......................Concourse .............................. 13 Belles Springs .......................Arena ............C ....................... 25
CLEAResult ...........................Arena ............A ....................... 10
CMP Energy Solutions ..........Arena ............A ....................... 16
Best Line Equipment .............Arena ............B ................. 6, 7, 8
Complete Climate Control LLC .....................................Arena ............D ....................... 12
Best Window & Door Company ............................Arena ............W .......... 16, 17, 18
Custom Stone Interiors .........Concourse ........................ 28, 29
Culligan..................................Arena ............A ....................... 25
Stanley C. Bierly ....................Arena ............W .......... 42, 43, 44
Doctor Deck ..........................Arena ............W ...................... 40
Blue Mountain Hardwood Flooring ..............................Arena ............A ....................... 21
Earth Energy Drilling LLC ......Arena ............W .................... 8, 9
Bosak Construction ...............Arena ............D ......................... 1 Boyer Refrigeration................Concourse ........................ 33, 34 Bricks and Stones Supply .....Arena ............C ..................... 2, 3
Envinity ..................................Arena ............C ......................... 4 Envinity ..................................Concourse .............................. 35 Expert Home Builders ...........Concourse ........................ 46, 47
Brookside Homes ..................Arena ............W ................ 45, 46
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EXHIBITORS Alphabetical Listing 2014 Home Show Exhibitors Level
2014 Home Show Exhibitors
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Fine Line Homes LP...............Concourse............................... 50
Pella Windows & Doors..........Arena.............B................ 1, 2, 12
First Energy Pennsylvania Utilities.................................Arena.............W....................... 37
Pennwood Home and Hearth..................................Concourse.......................... 14-19
First National Bank.................Concourse................................. 9
Pinehurst Homes....................Arena.............F.......................... 1
Fulton Bank............................Arena.............W..................... 4, 5
ProEdging LLC.......................Arena.............D.......................... 8
Gary Thull Pools Inc...............Concourse......................... 25, 26
R.C. Bowman Inc...................Concourse............................... 10
Gary Thull Pools Inc...............Outside........................................
RAL Architecture + Design Inc............................Arena.............D.......................... 4
Gilmore Construction.............Arena.............A............ 13, 14, 15 Gittings Private Investigation........................Arena.............W....................... 39 Glossners Concrete Inc..........Arena.............W................. 20, 21 Goodco Mechanical...............Arena.............C...................... 8, 9 Green Horizon Landscape.....Arena.............A.......................... 1
Rebath and 5 Day Kitchens...............................Concourse................... 43, 44, 45 Redmonds Complete Comfort LLC........................Arena.............C.......................... 5 Remodelers Workshop...........Arena.............C...... 10, 11, 17, 18
Gummo Construction.............Arena.............B........................ 11
Ronald W. Johnson Home Improvement.............Arena.............F.................. 2, 3, 4
Gutter Helmet of the Susquehanna Valley............Arena.............C........................ 16
S & A Homes..........................Arena.............A.................. 17, 18
Hearthstone Homes...............Arena.............W....................... 38
SCASD Building Construction Technology....Arena.............W................. 13, 14
Heritage Innovations..............Concourse................................. R
Home Solutions......................Arena.............C........................ 15
Scotts Lawn Service...............Concourse............................... 11
Invisible Fence of Central PA...........................Arena.............W................. 15, 19
Select Security.......................Arena.............D.......................... 9
ITG Construction....................Arena.............A........................ 26
Solarshield Remodelers.........Arena.............W........... 10, 11, 12
Jaru Copy Services................Arena.............B.......................... 5
State College Design and Construction........................Arena.............A.......................... 3
Jeff Tate Paving, Inc...............Arena.............W....................... 29
Stolfzus Structures.................Arena.............B.................... 9, 10
JS Decorative Concrete.........Concourse................................. 1
Sunrise Restorations..............Concourse............................... 22
Kish Bank/Kish Travel............Concourse............................... 36
Superior Walls by Advanced Concrete Systems...............Arena.............D.......................... 2
Kissinger Bigatel & Brower Realtors...............................Concourse............................... 41
Swartz Fire & Safety, Inc........Arena.............C.......................... 7
Kohlhepp Custom Countertops........................Arena.............D........................ 10
Teates Lightning Protection............................Arena.............A.......................... 7
Landscape II...........................Concourse................................. A
The F.A Bartlett Tree Expert Company.................Arena.............A........................ 11
Lewistown Cabinet Center..................................Concourse............................... 27 Lorna Arocena Architect.........Concourse............................... 37 Martin Water Conditioning........................Concourse................................. 8 Metzler Forest Products.........Arena.............A.................. 19, 20 Mid-Atlantic Waterproofing......................Arena.............W....................... 47 Mid-State Awning, Inc............Arena.............D.......................... 7 Mid-State Seamless Gutters.................................Arena.............W....................... 48
Top Notch General Construction........................Arena.............W....................... 31 Total Air Cleaning...................Arena.............A...................... 8, 9 Tressler & Fedor Excavating LLC...................Arena.............C.................. 12, 13 Vigilant Security......................Arena.............W....................... 50 Vinyl King................................Arena.............W....................... 30 Walker & Walker Equipment II, LLC................Arena.............W..................... 6, 7 Window World........................Arena.............A............ 22, 23, 24
Miracle Method......................Arena.............W................. 35, 36
Wise Construction..................Concourse................ C, D, 31, 32
Northwest Savings Bank....................................Concourse............................... 42
Wizzards Janitorial Systems, Inc........................Arena.............A.......................... 2
Nyssa Smith & Co..................Arena.............D........................ 11
Wolf Furniture.........................Concourse......................... 20, 21
Orkin Pest Control..................Arena.............F.......................... 5
Wolf Pack Designs.................Arena.............W....................... 41
PBCI-Allen Mechanical & Electrical..............................Concourse............................... 23
Xfinity......................................Arena.............A........................ 12 Yoder Fencing, LLC...............Arena.............B...................... 3, 4
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EXHIBITORS Arena Displays 2014 Home Show Exhibitors Level
Green Horizon Landscape......... Arena.........A.......................... 1 Wizzards Janitorial Systems, Inc............................ Arena.........A.......................... 2 State College Design and Construction............................ Arena.........A.......................... 3 Bath Fitter................................... Arena.........A.................. 4, 5, 6 Teates Lightning Protection....... Arena.........A.......................... 7 Total Air Cleaning....................... Arena.........A...................... 8, 9 CLEAResult................................ Arena.........A........................ 10 The F.A Bartlett Tree Expert Company................................. Arena.........A........................ 11 Xfinity.......................................... Arena.........A........................ 12 Gilmore Construction................. Arena.........A............ 13, 14, 15 CMP Energy Solutions............... Arena.........A........................ 16 S & A Homes.............................. Arena.........A.................. 17, 18 Metzler Forest Products............. Arena.........A.................. 19, 20 Blue Mountain Hardwood Flooring................................... Arena.........A........................ 21 Window World............................ Arena.........A............ 22, 23, 24 Culligan....................................... Arena.........A........................ 25 ITG Construction........................ Arena.........A........................ 26 Pella Windows & Doors.............. Arena.........B................ 1, 2, 12 Yoder Fencing, LLC................... Arena.........B...................... 3, 4 Jaru Copy Services.................... Arena.........B.......................... 5 Best Line Equipment.................. Arena.........B.................. 6, 7, 8 Stolfzus Structures..................... Arena.........B.................... 9, 10 Gummo Construction................. Arena.........B........................ 11 Central PA Dock & Door LLC..... Arena.........C.......................... 1 Bricks and Stones Supply.......... Arena.........C...................... 2, 3 Envinity....................................... Arena.........C.......................... 4 Redmonds Complete Comfort LLC............................ Arena.........C.......................... 5 C&C Smith Lumber Co., Inc....... Arena.........C.......................... 6 Swartz Fire & Safety, Inc............ Arena.........C.......................... 7 Goodco Mechanical................... Arena.........C...................... 8, 9 Remodelers Workshop............... Arena.........C...... 10, 11, 17, 18 Tressler & Fedor Excavating LLC.......................................... Arena.........C.................. 12, 13
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Clearwater Swimming Pool Company................................. Arena.........C........................ 14 Home Solutions.......................... Arena.........C........................ 15 Gutter Helmet of the Susquehanna Valley................ Arena.........C........................ 16 360 Painting............................... Arena.........C........................ 20 Cisney & O’Donnell Inc............... Arena.........C................... 21-24 Belles Springs............................ Arena.........C........................ 25 Bosak Construction.................... Arena.........D.......................... 1 Superior Walls by Advanced Concrete Systems................... Arena.........D.......................... 2 RAL Architecture + Design Inc............................................ Arena.........D.......................... 4 American Dream Home Solutions.................................. Arena.........D...................... 5, 6 Mid-State Awning, Inc................ Arena.........D.......................... 7 ProEdging LLC........................... Arena.........D.......................... 8 Select Security........................... Arena.........D.......................... 9 Kohlhepp Custom Countertops............................ Arena.........D........................ 10 Nyssa Smith & Co...................... Arena.........D........................ 11 Complete Climate Control LLC.......................................... Arena.........D........................ 12 Scott’s Landscaping.................. Arena.........E............................ Pinehurst Homes........................ Arena.........F.......................... 1 Ronald W. Johnson Home Improvement........................... Arena.........F.................. 2, 3, 4 Orkin Pest Control...................... Arena.........F.......................... 5 Allegheny Mountain Hardwood Flooring.................. Arena.........F.......................... 6 Fulton Bank................................ Arena.........W..................... 4, 5 Walker & Walker Equipment II, LLC.................... Arena.........W..................... 6, 7 Earth Energy Drilling LLC........... Arena.........W..................... 8, 9 continued on page 24
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EXHIBITORS Arena Displays Solarshield Remodelers............. Arena.........W........... 10, 11, 12 SCASD Building Construction Technology.............................. Arena.........W................. 13, 14 Invisible Fence of Central PA..... Arena.........W................. 15, 19 Best Window & Door Company................................. Arena.........W........... 16, 17, 18 Glossners Concrete Inc.............. Arena.........W................. 20, 21 America’s Carpet Outlet............. Arena.........W................. 22, 23 Jeff Tate Paving, Inc................... Arena.........W....................... 29 Vinyl King.................................... Arena.........W....................... 30 Top Notch General Construction............................ Arena.........W....................... 31 Budget Blinds of Altoona/ State College........................... Arena.........W....................... 32 Allied Mechanical....................... Arena.........W................. 33, 34 Miracle Method.......................... Arena.........W................. 35, 36
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First Energy Pennsylvania Utilities..................................... Arena.........W....................... 37 Hearthstone Homes................... Arena.........W....................... 38 Gittings Private Investigation............................ Arena.........W....................... 39 Doctor Deck............................... Arena.........W....................... 40 Wolf Pack Designs..................... Arena.........W....................... 41 Stanley C. Bierly......................... Arena.........W........... 42, 43, 44 Brookside Homes....................... Arena.........W................. 45, 46 Mid-Atlantic Waterproofing.......................... Arena.........W....................... 47 Mid-State Seamless Gutters..................................... Arena.........W....................... 48 Central PA Institute of Science and Technology......... Arena.........W....................... 49 Vigilant Security.......................... Arena.........W....................... 50
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EXHIBITORS Concourse Displays 2013 Home Show Exhibitors Level
2013 Home Show Exhibitors Level
JS Decorative Concrete.......... Concourse..................... 1
Custom Stone Interiors........... Concourse............. 28, 29
Martin Water Conditioning...... Concourse..................... 8
Boyer Refrigeration................. Concourse............. 33, 34
First National Bank.................. Concourse..................... 9
Envinity.................................... Concourse................... 35
R.C. Bowman Inc.................... Concourse................... 10
Kish Bank/Kish Travel............. Concourse................... 36
Scotts Lawn Service................ Concourse................... 11
Lorna Arocena Architect.......... Concourse................... 37
Barrier Waterproofing Systems................................ Concourse................... 12
Kissinger Bigatel & Brower Realtors.................... Concourse................... 41
BC Freeman Mechanical & Electrical Inc...................... Concourse................... 13
Northwest Savings Bank......... Concourse................... 42
Pennwood Home and Hearth................................... Concourse.............. 14-19 Wolf Furniture.......................... Concourse............. 20, 21 Sunrise Restorations............... Concourse................... 22 PBCI-Allen Mechanical & Electrical............................... Concourse................... 23 Gary Thull Pools Inc................ Concourse............. 25, 26 Lewistown Cabinet Center................................... Concourse................... 27
Rebath and 5 Day Kitchens................................ Concourse....... 43, 44, 45 Expert Home Builders............. Concourse............. 46, 47 Fine Line Homes LP................ Concourse................... 50 Landscape II............................ Concourse..................... A Wise Construction................... Concourse.... C, D, 31, 32 Heritage Innovations............... Concourse..................... R Gary Thull Pools Inc................ Outside
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Childrenâ€™s building contest a popular event On top of it being the 30th anniversary of the Home and Garden Show, it is also the 10th anniversary of the Childrenâ€™s Building Contest, which is sponsored by SPE Federal Credit Union. This year, the contest will take place on Sat., March 15. â€œThe contest has always been a highlight of the (show),â€? said Don Gilmore, co-chairman of the Home and Garden Show. The committee, he said, starts to plan the Childrenâ€™s Building Contest in October, and a lot of time and energy goes into this event. â€œItâ€™s a long time and a lot of details to get people registered. But when the kids come, itâ€™s all worthwhile.â€? â€œItâ€™s so entertaining,â€? said Sue Swain of SPE Federal Credit Union. â€œThe kids get to be creative and learn about what goes on behind building a house.â€? The contest, she said, has three age groups: 4- to 6-year-olds, 7- to 9-yearolds and 10- to 12-year olds. Children in the 4- to 6-year old group will use Lincoln Logs, and children in the 7- to 9-year old and 10- to 12-year old groups
will use Legos. First, second and third prizes will be awarded in each group. Each person participating in the contest, however, will receive a goody bag of prizes and a treat after the competition. This year, each participant of the Childrenâ€™s Building Contest is encouraged to bring a donation for the Park Forest Day Nursery and Preschool. Swain calls this â€œKids helping kidsâ€? since most of the items that can be donated are regularly used for classroom projects. Items children, or anyone coming to the Home and Garden Show can bring, include white construction paper, play dough, pipe cleaners, childrenâ€™s toothpaste, childrenâ€™s multivitamins, Clorox spray or wipes and educational games. The Childrenâ€™s Building Contest is free to all participants, but pre-registration is required. This can be done by visiting www. centralpabuilders.com. Each age group is limited to 40 participants, and spots have been filling up fast this year, Swain said. There is no cost for children ages 12
and under to enter the show, and each pre-registered participant will receive one free ticket so a guardian can accompany him or her. Other family members who wish to attend the Home and Garden Show or to see the contest can purchase tickets at Gate B of the Bryce Jordan Center. SPE Federal Credit Union has been sponsoring the Childrenâ€™s Building Contest for several years, Swain said. â€œItâ€™s a good opportunity for us to reach kids,â€? she said. SPE Federal Credit Union offers children through age 12 a special banking option called Kids Korner where they can make their own transactions and receive prizes, Swain said. â€œIt helps them build a financial foundation.â€? To learn more about banking at SPE Federal Credit Union, visit www.spefcu. org.
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Fall soil prep is important for success By JOE LAMP’L Scripps Howard News Service Investing time and resources into building your soil is like putting money in the bank. The more you pay attention to what gets added to your soil, the better the returns. With many seasons and successful gardens behind me, I know that the work I do each fall to prepare my beds has everything to do with the success I have in subsequent years. I also believe it’s one of the main differences between the productivity of my garden vs. other gardens I see in my travels. Think of it this way: All through the year, your plants are growing and absorbing energy from the sun and drawing nutrients from the soil. Yet in a finite space, the nutrients will likely be exhausted by the end of the season. It’s essential that you replace those depleted reserves. Otherwise, the soil becomes unproductive and plant vigor, disease resistance and productivity suffer as well — which leads back to why I’m such a fan of doing much of this work in fall. Although there’s never a bad time to amend the soil, in fall, during that transition time between warm- and cool-season plantings, my beds are temporarily vacant, if even for a just a day. Yet it’s that day that may be the most important of the entire year. My amendments of choice are organic and well-balanced, and they’re free or inexpensive. There are many choices but my favorites include the following: Compost: My No. 1 go-to choice, always. Compost has the important nutrients plants need, great soil-building properties, microorganisms to improve and mediate undesirable soil inhabitants — and you make it for free. Shredded leaves: Free, abundant and amazing for how they improve soil. Much of the nutrients taken up by trees can be found in the leaves, which can end up in your garden beds. Collect as many leaves as you can, grind them up first with a mower and transfer them to a big pile or compost bin to break down over winter. By next summer, they should be ready for your garden to mix into the soil or added as a top dressing of mulch. Wood chips: The wood chips left behind when those big grinding machines turn whole trees and limbs into smithereens
ith many seasons and successful gardens behind me, I know that the work I do each fall to prepare my beds has everything to do with the success I have in subsequent years are another priceless amendment for your garden. Seek out tree-service companies and arborists about getting a load or two. I have a couple of loads delivered every year. In that time, the chips break down to much smaller pieces, which I then add straight to my garden beds. Worm castings (aka worm manure): These are rich in nutrients and disease-fighting microorganisms. You can find worm castings in better independent garden centers by the bag or you can order online. They aren’t cheap, but they’re well worth it. Fortunately, a little goes a long way. Only about 2 percent by volume worked into just the top few inches of your soil will do wonders. Nitrogen: This is a primary nutrient, essential for plants and for building great soil. Although everything I use to amend my soil contains some nitrogen, I like to supplement what’s there. The many sources for organic nitrogen include plant ingredients such as alfalfa, cottonseed and soybean meal, and animal byproducts such as blood meal, crab meal and fish emulsion. Even granulated biosolids such as Milorganite (manufactured and marketed by the Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District) is an option I use often. As long as I’ve been gardening, I’m still amazed at the return on my investment of a little time in building great soil with the appropriate amendments, even to improve the worst soil. The rapid transformation is nothing short of amazing. The simple process, utilizing readily available ingredients, means there’s no reason great soil can’t be in your gardening future, too. And fall is a great time to get started. Joe Lamp’l, host and executive producer of “Growing a Greener World” on PBS, is also an author. Email@joegardener. com. Visit www.GrowingAGreenerWorld.com. Distributed by Scripps Howard News Service, www.shns.com.
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Family room is a space for making memories By CANDICE OLSON Scripps Howard News Service Rebecca and her three kids had a challenging year. The recent loss of Darcy, their husband and father, hit them all very hard. Rebecca wanted to start down the road to recovery by designing a fabulous new family room where they could all have fun and spend some quality time together. All three of the kids had a slightly different vision of the ideal family retreat. Ganden, the oldest, wanted a room full of TVs and a bar —serving only soft drinks, of course! Reid, the middle child, is a girly girl who wanted just one thing: a sofa-bed where she could have sleepovers with her friends. And then there’s the youngest, Cian, who likes to build models and tinker with projects, making a workspace high on his list of priorities. Their family room is a good size, with a walkout to the pool, so it had huge potential. Given the reasons behind this renovation, the project was extra special, so we set about creating a healing space where this family could make some treasured new memories. continued on page 32
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continued from page 31 I wanted to make sure the new room had something for everyone. To begin, we brightened things up by installing a new drywall ceiling with recessed lighting. We knocked out part of a wall to make room for a wet bar, complete with a small stainless steel sink, a tiled backsplash, floating shelving and cabinetry for storing glasses, plates and packaged snacks. For those treats that need to be kept cold, we worked a built-in fridge column and freezer column combo into a wall of cabinetry that also holds the TV and other media equipment. The appliances are concealed behind custom cabinetry doors, which Rebecca likes, while providing the cool factor that the kids really dig. This new family room also solves the storage dilemma that naturally comes with kids. We have tall open shelving, closed cabinetry, and baskets to hold toys, craft supplies and modelling parts. For displaying precious family photos, we installed floating picture ledges down the short, angled walls on either side of the patio door. It’s the perfect place to merge treasured old memories with special new ones. As an extra personal touch, we commissioned a local artist to create a painting of all the kids —and even Chico the dog —to create a piece
hen designing common areas like a family room or backyard patio, hold a family meeting to discuss the project before it begins. Each member of the household will have a different vision for the renovation and often these can be combined to create a truly functional space.
of art that instantly became one of Rebecca’s most prized possessions. Parked in front of the TV is a large sectional that provides lots of seating, while also converting into Reid’s dream sofa-bed, perfect for those tween girl sleepovers. We also needed a surface for all the kids to do their school work, but specifically for Cian to work on his projects. We chose a classic white table with a hinged leaf that can be pulled up when extra space is needed. The desk is flanked by lots of storage, including pull-out drawers containing bins that can be carried away and returned when playtime is done. Above the desk is a custom tinted framed out chalkboard surface for important notes or fun doodles. Finally, we replaced the door leading to the pool area, which was just an ordinary, run of the mill hinged French door. To make the most of the interior space and to allow for easy exits, we installed a new large sliding patio door, complete with an integrated blind system.
In place of their cluttered old family room, Rebecca and the kids now have a modern, functional space customized to their needs. With something for everyone, this is a room that is guaranteed to see more than its share of laughs and fun times with friends and family. As Rebecca envisioned it, their new family room is “like a ray of sunshine,” heralding the beginning of a new chapter in their lives. TIP: When designing common areas like a family room or backyard patio, hold a family meeting to discuss the project before it begins. Each member of the household will have a different vision for the renovation, and often these can be combined to create a truly functional space will make everyone feel right at home. Interior decorator Candice Olson is host of HGTV’s “Candice Tells All.” For more ideas, information and show times visit http://www.hgtv.com/candice-tellsall/show/index.html. Or visit shns.com
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Tips for getting to know your garden By DEAN FOSDICK The Associated Press Americans are a restless bunch. They change locations with a frequency that would tire a migrating songbird. But there is more to moving day than unpacking boxes; there’s also learning to care for that garden inherited with the new home. If you were thinking ahead, you asked for an inventory of the plants and accessories that came with the house. “There’s no problem with asking owners for a list of landscape items and for an explanation about the plantings,” said Shirley French, an agent with the Woodstock, Va., office of Funkhouser Real Estate Group. “Usually, the owners are more than happy to give you a list. In fact, if they know the purchasers are interested, that will make for good feelings on both sides.” Gardening priorities are determined mostly by the seasons. You won’t be mowing the lawn in February, although you might be combing the seed catalogs. But where to start with a newly purchased property? Michael Becker, president of Estate Gardeners Inc. in Omaha, Neb., suggests that putting safety first. “Check out the dangers,” said Becker, a spokesman for Planet, the Professional Landcare Network that certifies green industry professionals. “Are the retaining walls stable? Are any trees leaning or diseased with dead branches? “Assess the hardscape,” Becker said. “Is anything heaving, creating tripping hazards? Examine the drainage around the house. More often than not, it isn’t correct and may be damaging the structure. Bring in some professionals to help
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When changing locations, be sure to check out the garden space at your new home. The home pictured here features a unique greenhouse. sort things out.” As for plantings, be patient with the perennials. “Go through the seasonal changes,” Becker said. “Learn what things look like in your yard. Determine if it’s aesthetically what you want, or if it’s so highmaintenance you won’t have the time to care for it. Most perennials need pruning and deadheading.” Other things to consider when dealing with an unfamiliar landscape: n Make note of the average frost dates. Do soil tests. Map the yard for sun and shade. “If you live in the city and all you have is a porch or a patio to work with, where is all that water going to go that you’ll be putting on plants?” asked Josh Kane, president and head designer at Kane Landscapes Inc. in Sterling, Va. “Also, where do you get the water? You’ll have to figure out how to care for everything.”
n Water fixtures. “Look for care instructions when dealing with special features,” Kane said. “A lot of people get put off or are scared of things like koi ponds, pools and fountains that require startups, maintenance and attention during the seasons.” n Don’t try to do everything the first year. Mulching will keep the weeds down. Composting will improve the soil. Bringing in some annuals for window boxes, hanging baskets or containers will provide instant color. “Nothing gives you as much impact in a garden as planting annuals,” Kane said. n Anticipate. Avoid planting trees or shrubs near sewer or water lines, to prevent root damage. Study the plat map for restrictions that could prevent expansions or additions. “A lot of people might want to build a big outdoor room or pool and find they can’t do it because of an easement on the property,” Kane said.
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New kitchen is ready to entertain By CANDICE OLSON Scripps Howard News Service Cynthia and Jon live in a 1970s-era home that has been undergoing endless renovation. They’ve just about had it with home improvements, so we agreed to tackle one of the biggest projects on their list: the kitchen. It’s not surprising that Cynthia was longing for a stylish and modern new kitchen. She knows it’s the heart of the home, but this massive space hadn’t been touched in 40 years. Walking in was like stepping into a time machine and jetting straight back to 1972! With its choppy layout, outdated finishes and small appliances, this kitchen just didn’t cut it. Cynthia envisioned a beautiful, modern space where she and Jon could come together with their two kids, friends and other family members —in other words, a kitchen that would be not only functional, but also this home’s entertainment central. To add to the scope of this challenging project, we also had to relocate the laundry room, which was just off the kitchen. It was going downstairs, and in its place I planned to add a home office space. At the last minute, Cynthia also asked us to design a mud room —somewhere to store hats, coats and bags after people come in the back door from the garage. Luckily, this was a cavernous space that had endless potential. With a fantastic view of the pool and backyard courtyard, we just had to bring the inside up to par with the outside. There was only one way to get this job done: bring down the walls to open up the space and do a
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There are lots of homes with outdated kitchens. A beautiful and modern kitchen space can be functional as well as entertaining. prising little touches of bling everywhere complete gut, right down to the studs. you look. The backsplash incorporates Once the demolition crew had done reflective hand-cut glass, and stainless its work, we began rebuilding Cynthia’s steel and chrome accents shine brightly. dream kitchen. New vinyl casement winThe pendant fixture over the reclaimed dows were installed to ensure an unobwooden table catches and reflects structed view of the beautiful backyard. the light, complementing the chrome We moved the kitchen work area over to table base, as well as white leather and the other side of the room, and started chrome bar stools placed along the isfrom the ground up with rich gray floor land. In addition to the island seating, tiles. a custom L-shaped banquette placed One of Cynthia’s complaints had been under the windows is upholstered in a the small appliances, so we made sure to rich durable soft blue fabric, with a tufted choose only full-size, luxury appliances: back and luxurious throw pillows. a stainless steel gas stove, a two-door Over the island, we hung three retfridge concealed by cabinetry doors, a rofitted light fixtures that were rescued microwave cleverly hidden in a drawer, from the old kitchen. A custom upgrade and a big stainless steel undermount gave these pendants a whole new lease sink in the island. on life, and their soft light shines down This is an elegant kitchen with sur-
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on the island’s quartz countertop. The best things about this gorgeous new kitchen are the little details that contribute so much to its functionality. A good example of this is the magnetic chalk board that swings open to reveal a regular bulletin board behind it —a great place to store notes from school or the kids’ artwork. Over where the laundry room used to be, a home office work-
flows seamlessly into the kitchen. With plenty of new cabinetry, full-size appliances and lots of seating, Cynthia and Jon’s new kitchen is both functional and ready for entertaining. It’s certainly true that home life revolves around the kitchen. Now, the heart of this home provides the ultimate in style while delivering all the necessary bells and whistles to get the job done.
space is the perfect place for Cynthia to do the household accounting, or for their young daughter to do her homework on the computer, under her mom’s watchful eye. Just inside the garage door entry, we conquered the clutter by installing new cabinets, drawers, hooks and shelving for coats, hats and bags. Everything has a place now, and this neat and tidy space
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remember that here we heat our homes a lot longer than we cool them. Having a solution that efficiently does both is of critical importance. What new options are out there? There are no one-size-fits-all solutions for everyone’s woes, but manufacturers of heating and air conditioning equipment have made huge advances in their products. These updates provide alternatives to expensive heating oil, propane and other inefficient methods to heat your home. A few of these options are outlined below. The ductless heat pump One of the most popular and new, comfort systems is the ductless heat pump. While relatively unfamiliar to some, these have been utilized successfully in Europe and Asia for decades. What makes the ductless heat pump so popular? n They provide heating and air conditioning without a whole-house duct system. n The inside units can be installed on walls, floors and ceilings. n They are incredibly flexible, quiet and very efficient.
n Multiple indoor units can be connected to one outside heat pump unit while still providing individual temperature control. However, there are some limitations and supplemental heat may be necessary with extremely low temperatures. The traditional heat pump Heat pumps transfer heat from one location to another to heat or cool your home. Unfortunately, these have gotten a bad rap over the years as many associate them with loud noise and lukewarm air. In the 80’s and 90’s, they were confined to warmer climates due to their inability to maintain temperatures and remain efficient in colder environments like ours. Recent technology has made them a viable option for those with oil or propane hot air furnaces. In low temperatures, they can be supplemented with an oil, propane or natural gas (if available) furnace, creating a “hybrid heating system.” If no alternative fuel is available, an electric duct heater can provide supplemental heat. Furthermore, some manufacturers have developed a new technology marketed as inverter or continued on page 38
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What are the disadvantages of geothermal? n The cost to install may be prohibitive due to the additional expense of drilling wells or trenches for the â€œwell field.â€? n Soil conditions have a major effect on the heat transfer capacity; sand and silt are poor transfer mediums that can eliminate the benefits of an otherwise very efficient system. Though tax incentives exist through 2016, a financial analysis by a comfort specialist and a tax accountant can be very helpful in deciding if a geothermal system is right for you. What about traditional heat sources like furnaces and boilers? Natural gas, propane and oil furnaces and boilers have become drastically more efficient in recent years. Many boilers and furnaces built in the 60s and 70s have an efficiency in the 50 to 60 percent range compared to todayâ€™s top-of-the-
line versions that boast efficiencies well into the mid to high 90 percent range. What that means is that at 60 percent efficiency, 40 percent of the fuel used escapes through the exhaust as combustion gas and is not specifically used to heat the air or water. Since each situation is different, there are as many home comfort considerations as there are types of homes. To make the best decision possible there are a number of factors to consider, including: n Size and style of your home n climate you live in: in our area, we heat our homes a lot longer than we cool them so that is an important consideration n Cost to maintain and repair your home comfort system n Type of fuel sources available Scott Good is the owner of Goodco Mechanical and Energy Stewards and is the current president of the Builders Association of Central Pa.
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