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Youth center looks for new space By CHRIS MORELLI


HOME AWAY FROM HOME: More than 30 children take advantage of the services offered by the Bellefonte Youth Center every day. The youth center is losing its space as of June 1 and is looking for a new home.

BELLEFONTE — The Bellefonte Youth Center needs a new home. Its current location, 114 S. Allegheny St. in Bellefonte was recently purchased by Centre County government. The building is in need of repair, so the center must leave the location for at least two years while renovations are made. After that, it may become commercial space or offices. The Bellefonte Youth Center needs to move out by June 1. On Monday evening, the public and media were invited to tour the youth center. There was also the opportunity to speak with administrators and children who use the facility each and every day. “We’ve got a couple of ideas,” said Andrea Boyles, CEO of the Centre County Youth Service Bureau. “So far, we’ve looked at all rental space, but we’re certainly open to the idea of purchasing space … a space that would accommodate us.” The Bellefonte Youth Center was at one time a clothing store. Today, the walls are filled with books, games, videos and crafts. The center is open Monday through Friday during after-school hours. There is no cost involved for children. In fact, many children simply come in as soon as the school day ends.

According to Boyles, the center plays a vital role for the children of Bellefonte. If the YSB is unable to find acceptable space come June 1 when the doors close, there is a backup plan. “Plan B would be some sort of temporary arrangement. The YMCA here in Bellefonte has offered temporary space over the summer if we need that. We do lots of field trips and things like that over the summer, so it’s conceivable that we would have a different type of summer … more of a mobile summer. We’ve got a couple of ideas,” Boyles said. The center is open to all school-age children, from kindergarten through high school. Most of the children who use it after school are from Bellefonte. It’s a drop-in center, which means children can come and go as they please. For children like 11-year-old Ben, the center is part of his routine. “I come here every day. I like to hang out with my friends,” he said. He said he didn’t want to envision what it would be like without the center. “I’d probably just stay at home,” he said. For Koltin, 11, the youth center gives him a chance to spend more time with friends. “It’s nice to see all of my friends, like Ben,” he said. “And I like to play video games, too.” Youth center, Page 5

Foundation donates Sweet smells of success abound Soft Box to State High at Macneal’s in Livonia By MARJORIE S. MILLER

STATE COLLEGE — In honor of the late Kevin Dare and to ensure the future safety of area track and field students, the Kevin Dare Foundation donated and installed a new pole vault Soft Box to the State College Area School District Track and Field program. A dedication ceremony, which was open to students, faculty and the general community, was held Tuesday afternoon at the track and field behind State High’s south building. Kevin Dare was a Penn State pole-vaulter and national champion who tragically died in 2002 at the Big Ten Men’s Track & Field Championships in Minnesota. The Kevin Dare Foundation, based in State College, was formed shortly after his death from a fall during a pole vaulting attempt. Eric Dare, Kevin’s brother and executive vice president of the Kevin Dare Foundation, said he spent many afternoons at the school’s track and field. “I would watch my brother for hours,” he said. Eric and his wife donated the Soft Box to the SCASD so students could have a safer way to Opinion ............................. 7 Easter Services ............... 8, 9

compete. Prior to the Soft Box installation, the track was equipped with an old, concrete steel box, according to the SCASD.



EMOTIONAL AFTERNOON: Eric Dare, brother of Kevin Dare, spoke at a dedication ceremony at the State College Area High School track on Tuesday.

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REBERSBURG — Just before you reach the end of Centre County, in the little village of Livonia, you’ll find Macneal’s Orchard and maple syrup business. This time of year you won’t have trouble finding the place. Just follow your nose and the sweet smell of the sugar shack several hundred yards deep in the woods. Andy and Ben Macneal have spent a lifetime working this land. The native Centre Countians put in almost endless hours to produce some of the finest agricultural products in the entire region. Just as the sugar maple trees begin to run with sap, the apple trees in their orchard need to be pruned. That leaves very little downtime on heir 300-plus acre farm. “We tap about a thousand trees,” said Andy as he stoked the fire that was boiling the water off the sap that had been collected that morning. The brothers, to-

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SWEET BUSINESS: Andy and Ben Macneal own and operate Macneal’s Orchard in the small village of Livonia. gether with their father Doug, collect about 15,000 gallons of sap each season. It takes 40 gallons of sap to produce 1 gallon of maple syrup. A continuous feed of sap from a 750-gallon holding tank — into the evaporator — makes for a long day tending a fire that must be kept hot, but not too hot that it scorches the maple syrup. “It’s more of an art than a science,” explained Andy. “I guess you learn by trial and error. This

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system has been in operation since the 1890s.” Brother Ben handles the sales and marketing for the company, Macneal Orchards and Sugarbush LLC. The brothers’ apples and cider are sold at their farm stand in Livonia. Their maple syrup products can be found at a variety of shops throughout Centre County, including Tait Farm, Myer Macneal’s, Page 5

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Marina Aseyev (Vovchenko) Marina is a graduate of the Central Pennsylvania Institute of Science and Technology and Bellefonte High School. She completed the 900 hour Adult Dental Assisting Program and was named recipient of the Dental Assisting Instructor Award. As part of her program, Marina earned Dental Assisting National Board Radiology, DANB Infection Control, and CPR/AED certifications. After satisfying her externship requirement with State College Orthodontics, Marina was hired by the practice as a full-time dental assistant. “The Dental program at CPI is amazing. I had such a positive experience. I made new friends and learned new things that will help me succeed in my career.”

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Front and Centre ON THE HUNT: With Easter Sunday approaching, there will be several egg hunts held in Centre County this weekend and next. The Gazette’s guide to all things Easter has you covered. Pages 8, 9

LADY RAIDERS RULE: The Bellefonte Area High School softball survived frigid temperatures to capture the O’Leary Tournament title with a 7-3 victory over Bellwood-Antis on Saturday. Page 19

EQUINE THERAPY: A Penns Valley woman believes that horses can help people get through difficult times. More and more people are visiting Wildfire Ranch to take advantage of its services. Page 10

SPRING MUSICAL: “Godspell,” the groovy, rockin’ musical of the 1970s, gets a fresh look this week. Calvary Baptist Church has put a modern spin on things as it hits The State Theatre stage. Page 31


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Bellefonte man pleads guilty to State College robberies By

BELLEFONTE — A Bellefonte man pleaded guilty Monday to two armed robberies involving State College area businesses as well as a burglary in McAlevy’s Fort. Jonathan J. Tenalio, 26, entered the guilty plea before Centre County Common Pleas Judge Jonathan Grine. Tenalio also pleaded guilty to two counts of persons not to possess a firearm. He has a previous burglary conviction and is prohibited from possessing a firearm. Authorities say Tenalio entered the Cove Pizzeria in State College on Sept. 23 wearing a camouflage jacket, a hooded sweatshirt and bandanna over his face. He pointed a handgun at two employees, demanded money and fled with $226, police said. The next day, authorities say Tenalio


broke into Doan’s Bones Barbecue in McAlevy’s Fort by breaking a window with a baseball bat and stole roughly $200. The following day, authorities say Tenalio entered the Nittany Budget Motel in Ferguson Township wearing the military style coat, with a bandanna covering his

face. He pointed a handgun at an employee and demanded money from the safe. Tenalio got away with $99. Grine is slated to sentence Tenalio June 6. Under the terms of the plea agreement Tenalio will be sentenced to state prison for 12 to 30 years.

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PSU officials outline vision for College Heights School By JENNIFER MILLER

STATE COLLEGE — Penn State University officials and leaders of a community arts group made pitches before State College Borough Council Monday night outlining their visions for the College Heights School. The State College Area School district currently owns the building and has an agreement to sell it to Penn State for $400,000. The borough’s has first right to refusal on the school property, meaning the borough can elect to buy the property, putting a stop to the sale to Penn State. As part of the borough’s decision making process, council invited representatives from Penn State and the Collaboration for Arts, Social Services and Education to Monday’s meeting to present their visions for the site. Deb Howard, director of facilities and resource planning at Penn State, told council the building will be solely office space for University Press. The non-profit press does not print books on site. It has roughly 30 employees and operates from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. with an occasional event, such as a book signing, after hours. The building also has many issues due to its age, such as asbestos, radon, inadequate insulation and more. Howard says the university will spend roughly $600,000 on renovations immediately and then another $1 million over time. The agreement

with the school district also includes a clause for Penn State to not sell or lease the property to another K-12 institution for 20 years, which would create competition for the school district. Mary Dupuis, president of CASE, said the organization has been looking for office space for roughly 10 years and would like to see College Heights become a sort of community center with art classes, cooking classes, meeting rooms and other community outreach programs. Part of the plan also includes leasing office space to art and literacy organizations. John Arrington, the group’s financial advisor, said the group has raised roughly $200,000 for the project and several members have expressed interest in leasing space. Additionally, he says the group can pursue foundations and grants for additional funding. Council is expected to review the proposals over the next several weeks before making a final decision on the College Heights property. The district notified the borough in January of the pending sale, which started a six-month countdown for council to decide if it wants to exercise its right to take ownership of the property. The school board has said the building was not on the market, but receives periodic inquiries from prospective purchasers and has provided tours of the property to all potential buyers. The College Heights School was built in

1931 and was once an elementary school. Most recently it has been used as office space. The property, located at 721 N. Atherton St., includes a 14,000-square-foot structure on 2 acres. Some council members have questioned how the school board has handled the sale — by selecting Penn State outright as opposed to accepting bids for the process. Councilwoman Theresa Lafer raised those concerns again Monday night. Lafer says there was at least one party who wanted to make an offer on College Heights, but school officials did not allow the party to make an offer. While Lafer said she doesn’t believe school officials “went out and did anything flagrantly illegal” she still questioned the process. “I do think that it was done behind closed doors ... in this community we have run into a lot of trouble when things are done behind closed doors in the last few years,” said Lafer. Scott Etter, solicitor for the school district, told Lafer the school district never prevented an interested party from making an offer on the property. “We’re not aware of anyone being told we’re not accepting bids,” he said. Etter also noted that the district has several legal options when it comes to selling a school — sealed bids, auction or a negotiated private sale. In this case, the district selected a negotiated private sale, the same route the district took when it sold Boalsburg Elementary School to Saint

Joseph’s Catholic Academy. If the borough refuses the option to purchase the building, the next step for the school district is to file a petition with Centre County Common Pleas Court to approve the sale. During the process, anyone who challenges Penn State’s $400,000 offer as fair can raise those concerns through testimony, Etter said. In other news, council approved an ordinance Monday that backs the Redevelopment Authority’s $5 million line of credit to support a home ownership initiative. With a unanimous vote, council agreed to provide collateral for the line of credit that will allow the RDA to buy and resell properties within a half-mile of University Park to diversify neighborhoods and expand opportunities for home ownership through the Homestead Investment Program. The goal of the program is to obtain student homes and other rentals by converting them back into owner-occupied housing. The RDA will buy the homes through the open market and then resell them after creating restrictive covenants on the requiring owner occupancy. Secondly, the program is designed to ultimately tackle affordable housing opportunities for owner-occupied and rental units. “I feel this is a very important program,” said councilman Evan Myers. “I think it will help preserve neighborhoods and help boost affordable housing in the borough.”

Literacy program receives approval from school board By C.J. DOON

STATE COLLEGE — The Academic Literacy Program took another step toward implementation into the full-time curriculum Monday night, receiving approval from the State College Area School District Board of Directors on a proposal that would expand the program in the next school year. The board approved the proposal with a 5-4 vote. The district-wide initiative is designed to improve students’ ability to critically read, write and discuss texts in a range of disciplines. The district began the program for seventh-graders in the 2013-2014 school year as a 45-day course with the goal of offering the course every day in 2014-2015. Following a successful first year, Academic Literacy for eighth-graders will be added to the core instructional program. Jason Perrin, supervisor of elementary

and middle level education, explained the benefits of the program to board members, citing the positive feedback he and other faculty members have received from students and teachers. A panel of teachers and representatives from area schools presented an overview of the course to the board during a meeting on March 17. “This course will evoke students to do better in all courses,” said Perrin. “On down the road, I think you’ll have an impact on other middle levels, and see the benefits in high schools as well.” Board member David Hutchinson echoed Perrin’s thoughts, and says Academic Literacy is an excellent way to incorporate “21st century skills,” such as technology, professional development, and arts, into the curriculum. However, some board members raised concerns about the application of the program, citing issues of scheduling conflicts, shorter classroom periods and an increased cost. With the proposed addition of the

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she has reservations of “an ongoing expense during a really big ask from the community,” citing the tax increase that would result from the program’s expansion taking effect during the same year as the State High project. Laurel Zydney, a fellow board member, agreed and recommended that the board have more conversation with taxpayers and parents about their concerns for funding before adding an additional program.


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Paterno family files new motion Advocates for rape victims support asking judge to overrule PSU By JENNIFER MILLER

and emails, violates attorneyclient privilege as well as other privileges — and also says the demands are unrealistic and overly costly. The motion, filed by the Paterno family JAY PATERNO filed on Monday argues that Penn State’s objections “lack foundation;” the work of the Freeh report is not a protected work product; Penn State’s objections are “improper;” and that Penn State did not properly assert attorney-client privilege. “Penn State has turned the procedure for asserting privilege on its head, by making a sweeping assertion of privilege which of then lifts for certain categories of documents that it acknowledges are not privileged,” the motion states. Additionally, plaintiffs argue the request for documents is not overly broad. “Penn State’s suggestion that it

STATE COLLEGE — The Paterno family and other defendants in a lawsuit against the NCAA and Penn State filed a motion Monday asking a judge to overrule the university’s objection to a pending subpoena. That subpoena would require Penn State to turn over a slew of documents. Last month, Scott Paterno, acting on behalf of the family of the late Penn State head football coach Joe Paterno, filed a notice of intent to serve a subpoena to Penn State, the Big Ten and NCAA. The subpoena asks for all documents related to the Louis Freeh investigation into the Jerry Sansudky child sex abuse scandal. After the Freeh Report was issued, the NCAA placed unprecedented sanctions on Penn State’s football program. Penn State’s attorney, Joseph Green of Lee Green & Reiter Law Firm in Bellefonte, objects to the Paterno’s pending subpoena, saying the request for such documents and other information, including phone records

would bee too expensive to conduct a review of any potentially privileged documents from the highly publicized investigation and report lacks force,” the motion states. The Paterno family is joined in the lawsuit by several members of the Penn State Board of Trustees, former Nittany Lion football players, and university faculty members. The suit asks for monetary damages. It also asks the court to overturn a consent decree between Penn State and the NCAA allowing the sanctions. The lawsuit includes five allegations: breach of contract, intentional interference with contractual relations, injurious falsehood and commercial disparagement, defamation, and civil conspiracy. Penn State attorneys argue the lawsuit should be dismissed for a slew of reasons, including that the Paterno family is not a recognized legal entity. The Pennsylvania Supreme Court appointed Potter County Judge John Leete to preside over the case. However, the case is still in the Centre County court system.

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bill targeting sexual predators By JENNIFER MILLER

HARRISBURG — The Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape supports legislation that would close a loophole in a law that allows school employees accused of sexual misconduct – but not convicted of a crime – to work in other school districts undetected. Under the state’s existing law, a school district employee accused of sexual misconduct can resign from the district and then seek and obtain employment in another school district with the new school district unaware of the accusations. House Bill 2063 would require all schools to conduct employment history reviews before offering a job to a person who would have direct contact with children. The bill would also prohibit districts from hiding allegations of abuse by preventing them from entering into confidentiality agreements with former or current staff accused of abusing students. The legislation also protects school employees and contractors from lawsuits regarding the release of employees’ information to other employers. Kristen Houser, spokesperson for PCAR, says the legislation will help better protect children in Pennsylvania. “The reality is people who sexually abuse children look for opportunities to have access to kids, in particular, when they’re in positions that have trust inherent with them,” Houser said. “While most people who teach school are upstanding employees ... it’s certainly an environment where some people who might have other interests may flock to for employment.” Houser says PCAR sees “plenty of cases in Pennsylvania” where there are teachers who have been charged with abusing children who were under their care. “This legislation is really important because most cases don’t make it into the criminal justice system, that’s why it’s important we have opportunities to inform school districts if someone lost their job for sexual misconduct,” Houser said. Houser says it is difficult to say whether such a law would have prevented the abuse at the hands of former Penn State football coach Jerry Sandusky, who is now a convicted pedophile. However, she notes there are thousands of cases across the state that will be helped by this law. The state House approved the bill last week. The legislation is now before the state Senate. State Rep. Kerry Benninghoff, R-Centre County, voted for the bill. “There are few things in this world as sickening as a person in a position of authority who takes advantage of a student,” Benninghoff said. “This bill would protect our students who can be vulnerable to the influence of a sexually abusive school employee.”


A “SOFT BOX” was dedicated at the State College Area High School track on Tuesday afternoon.

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Jenn Evans, head girls’ track and field coach at SCASD, said Kevin was someone who was always pleasant and excited. She said it means a lot that his family has taken his passion in this direction. “We’re just so incredibly grateful,” she said. “(It’s) so nice to have something here to honor (Kevin).” Currently the State College track has two pole vault runways, one of which is equipped with the Soft Box from the Kevin Dare Foundation. When the Kevin Dare Foundation was first formed, it focused its efforts on further improving the sport’s safety mandates. It developed the world’s first approved pole vault specific helmet and the first Soft Box, while trying to increase awareness of the dangers and safety standards needed for the sport, according to the SCASD. More recently, The Kevin Dare Foundation also offers college scholarships, through its “Life … Back On Track” program. These scholarships are offered to high school athletes who have suffered a debilitating injury or illness. Applications for the scholarships, and more information on the non-profit organization, can be found on the foundation’s website:

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Mount Nittany Conservancy names Ben Novak ‘Friend of the Mountain’ By HARRY ZIMBLER

CENTRE HALL — On April 4, the Mount Nittany Conservancy honored one of its earliest proponents, Dr. Ben Novak. The “Friend of the Mountain” ceremony took place at the Mount Nittany Winery and was sponsored, in part, by the Mount Nittany Inn. The conservancy was founded in 1981 to protect Mount Nittany from commercial and residential development. According to MNC Board Chair John Hook, the goal is to own all the land from the 1,300-foot elevation to the 2,200-foot crest. “Ben is a unique individual with a wonderful view of the world,” Hook said. “Anything is possible if you are willing to make it happen. The board selected Ben for the honor because he was the driving force behind the creation of the Mount Nittany Conservancy.” In awarding the “Friend of the Mountain” award, Jeff Deitrich, board member, explained that Novak was an early proponent of saving the mountain and became a champion of the project. “During the 1980s, when the moment of opportunity came to purchase hundreds of the mountain’s most visible acres, Ben was equipped with both a vision and a passion that led to the formation of the Mount Nittany Conservancy and the nearly miraculous feat of raising $120,000 in barely more than a year,” Deitrich said.


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MOUNT NITTANY Conservancy board chair John Hook poses with conservancy member Tom Shakely at the “Friend of the Mountain” ceremony on April 4. Novak is credited with completing the crucial first negotiations with landowner Wilhelm Kogelmann and then serving as the driving force behind the new organization. “I started this when nobody believed we could raise the money,” Novak said. “But I was banking on the emotional attachment of alumni, students and townspeople to preserve the sacredness of the mountain in its natural state. I bet everything on that, and it came through.” “Ben has lived the Penn State experience to the fullest,” said Deitrich. “Student body president, dean of stu-

dents, president of Lion’s Paw Alumni Group, and a university trustee. But his lasting Happy Valley legacy is his love and tireless dedication to Mount Nittany’s beauty and for telling its story.” Before the award ceremony took place, the Mount Nittany Conservancy announced that Katie O’Toole, working with Patty Satalia of WPSUTV, produced a podcast about the legends and geography of Mount Nittany. Hikers on the mountain will be able to pick up the 39-minute podcast at the trailhead.

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And while there are indeed video games, it’s not all fun and games. There’s help with homework and some tutoring going on. “We’re pretty much the parent away from home. When the kids come here, we’ve got to be here for these kids. We’re meeting a lot of their needs,” said Penny Horner, program manager at the center. Usually, there are at least 25 kids using the center’s services. During the winter months, numbers increase. Because it was such a rough winter, Horner said numbers rose. One day, there were more than 50 children at the Youth Center. Wherever the center lands, one thing is certain — it will need a kitchen. In addition to helping with homework and supplying fun arts and crafts, the facility feeds children every day. Whether it be a healthy snack or a complete dinner, food is a vital part of the day. “I’ve learned to cook for about 20 or 30 kids every night. Sometimes, we’ll have members of the community volunteer to come in and cook for us, which is nice,” Horner said. According to Boyles, having a fully functional kitchen is vital for the success of the center. “The kitchen may be an obstacle and that may take awhile. If there are people willing to bring a meal once a week, we’d be most grateful for that,” Boyles said. For more information about the Bellefonte Youth Center or if you have space to rent or donate, contact Boyles at or call (814) 237-5731.

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Sebastianelli discusses kids, concussions By CHRIS MORELLI

UNIVERSITY PARK — Dr. Wayne Sebastianelli has seen his share of sports injuries. As the director of athletic medicine at Penn State, he’s pretty much seen it all — torn ACLs, broken bones, even some missing teeth. But nothing concerns him more than concussions. On April 3 at Pegula Ice Arena, Sebastianelli talked at length about adolescent concussions as part of the Research Unplugged Series. He started with a simple definition. “Concussion means to shake violently,” Sebastianelli explained. “You take something and toss it around. The brain is getting tossed around in the skull. You get hit, your brain goes forward, it bounces off the front table and it goes back and bounces off the back table. Or you get hit from the side and it spins.” What’s happening inside the skull creates a physiologic, microbiologic and chemistry problem, he said. A concussion prevents glucose from being metabolized in the brain. A concussion creates a vicious cycle where the brain is unable to process material to feed the brain. “A way to think about is that it’s almost like diabetes … the blood flows different and the membranes have been injured. The pumps that are supposed to be shuttling potassium and calcium in and out of the cells aren’t working as well as they should. Your brain starts to become starved and you get more symptoms,” Sebastianelli said. In an effort to show the audience how easily a concussion can occur, Sebastianelli played several video clips. The first was of a youth football player getting knocked to the ground as a result of a helmet-to-helmet collision. He also showed several clips of Penn State players sustaining concussions — most notably Michael Robinson’s concussion he suffered against Wisconsin in Madison in 2004. Sebastianelli said that roughly 250,000 concussions are reported every year in sports. However, those numbers may be low due to underreporting. “People don’t always tell the truth. (Athletes) work so hard that they don’t want to miss playing time. They ‘shake it off.’ It used to be a badge of honor,” Sebastianelli said. “I played (football) in college. I bet I had four or five concussions. I didn’t miss more than a series. Fortunately, for me, I never had chronic post-concussive symptoms.” Sebastianelli said that football, hockey, rugby, soccer and cheerleading see the most concussions. However, no sport is immune to concussions — even running. He cited a case of a cross country runner getting blindsided by a deer in the woods while running with her squad. “She was running on the trail … a deer came out and just knocked her down. No sport is immune. The question is ‘how do we prevent it?’ There’s good tackling technique … try not to coach leading with the head. The head is not a weapon, (but) it’s being used as a weapon. It’s being recognized now that it’s not a weapon,” Sebastianelli said. To combat concussions and better treat those who have been injured, Sebastianelli and his colleagues have been working on cutting-edge concussion research at the Kinesiology Virtual Reality Lab. There, he said, concussion injuries are more accurately diagnosed. Their research has shown that adolescents still suffer from concussions 30 days after symptoms have ceased.

“We’ve been doing some form of research for about 18 years … the virtual stuff we started probably about 10 or 11 years ago. We got a $2.5 million grant that allowed us to take it to a really high level and develop some of this equipment,” Sebastianelli said. Sebastianelli has worked with Dr. Sam Slobounov, a kinesiology professor at Penn State. Through a virtual reality assessment of a concussion, the software takes a baseline of an athlete’s brain and measures activity again following a brain injury. What Sebastianelli and Slobounov have learned is that adolescents take longer to recover than adult athletes. According to Sebastianelli, the culture surrounding concussions needs to change — quickly. “The biggest misconception is that it’s not an injury … that it’s something that you shake off and move forward with. You have to be careful that you’re not overprotective, but we need to listen to what we’re seeing in research,” he said. Football is by far, the most dangerous sport when it comes to concussions. Sebastianelli likes the rule changes he’s seen in the NFL, most notably moving kickoffs up so there are fewer returns and less opportunity for highimpact collisions. He’d like to see onside kickoffs disappear in the future. “Is there a way we can change that play so that one player is not so defenseless?” Sebastianelli asked. As far as youth football is concerned, Sebastianelli said that the culture has to change. First and foremost, coaches need to educate young players about proper tackling technique. Equipment upgrades are needed as well. “It’s something that needs to be monitored carefully. We need appropriate education and maintenance for people who want to coach at that level,” he said. “The NFL has gotten really involved with this. It’s a culture. We’ve had this gladiator mentality in football for the past 30 years. We’ve got to start whittling away at that.”


DR. WAYNE SEBASTIANELLI, director of athletic medicine at Penn State, talked at length about adolescent concussions as part of the Research Unplugged Series on April 3 at Pegula Ice Arena.

Macneal’s, from page 1 Dairy store, Way Fruit Farm, The Granary and A Basketful. “We also sell at the Millheim Farmer’s Market,” Ben said. The Macneals provide Penns Valley School District with apples in season. Andy and Ben have been in business for 35 years, although making maple syrup started as a hobby, with the family making maple syrup in a kettle in their house. The Macneal orchard offers 30 varieties of apples, producing some 3,000 bushels each season. Regular customers say they’re the best apples you’ll ever eat. Smokehouse, Northern Spy, Winesaps, and Cortlands are just a small sampling of the apple varieties available at the farm. Many local customers, including many Amish women who live along Route 192, buy apples at Macneals because they need a particular variety to meet the needs of a family recipe that has been passed down through many generations. As with every other farm, weather can be fascinating and frustrating. Pre-spring is a stressful time on the MACneal farm. It’s the time of year that both the maple trees and the apple trees need attention. The work is worth the effort, evidenced in the taste the sweet nectar from the sugar maple trees.

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ANDY MACNEAL has been making maple syrup for 35 years. It started out as a hobby and turned into a profitable business.


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Global aid enables South Sudan fighting By the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette South Sudan, which has been independent since 2011 and has a population of 11 million, is in the process of dragging the United States and other nations into a trap. The South Sudanese, led by two tribes, the Dinka and the Nuer, continue to fight each other vigorously. They are doing this instead of managing their resources (in this case, considerable oil wealth), planting crops to feed themselves and seeing to the nation’s well-being in health care, housing, education and infrastructure. South Sudan’s leaders are now whining that, if the crops aren’t planted many people will fall victim to food insufficiency and malnutrition. In addition, the fighting has caused many South Sudanese to be either displaced inside the country or sent fleeing to neighboring countries. To add insult to injury, there are, in principle, peace talks underway between the groups in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The hotel bills and other expenses of the delegations are being paid by the international community. The talks have been described by observers as sporadic and generally inconsequential. A 12,000-member international peacekeeping mission in South Sudan also is attempting to stand between the Dinka and Nuer fighters. There is no reason the United States and other nations should feed the South Sudanese, stand between them to try to prevent fighting and watch while they don’t negotiate a peace agreement. The United States alone has provided South Sudan military and other aid amounting to hundreds of millions of dollars. The two groups’ leaders, President Salva Kiir and Riek Machar, the vice president he fired, should be told immediately that they won’t get another nickel until they stop fighting and concentrate on delivering good governance to their people. Further tolerance of this behavior by the United States would be very bad policy and unnecessarily costly as well.

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Did high court open ‘the floodgates’? The U.S. Supreme Court recently ruled 5-4 that a cap on the total amount of money donors can give to political campaigns — so-called “aggregate contribution limits” — are unconstitutional. Such limits, Chief Justice John Roberts wrote for the majority in McCutcheon v. FEC, “intrude without justification on a citizen’s ability to exercise the most fundamental First Amendment activities.” But Justice Stephen Breyer in his dissenting opinion warned the decision “undermines, perhaps devastates, what remains of campaign finance reform” and “will open a floodgate.” The court maintained individual contribution limits, however; donors may still only give $2,600 to a candidate for federal office. But given the court’s latest decision, should there be any limits at all on money in politics? Or is it time to amend the Constitution? Columnists Ben Boychuk and Joel Mathis weigh in.


The Supreme Court last week didn’t quite kill campaign finance “reform.” Which is a pity. It should have. It’s an article of faith among some liberals that the court in 2010 undid “100 years of precedent” in the unjustly maligned Citizens United v. FEC decision. They’re wrong. Five justices recognized in that case that the point of the First Amendment is to use Ben Boychuk, political speech bboychuk@cityto influence, is tions. (Burning associate editor of flags and dancCity Journal. ing topless are bonuses.) So the court tossed the arbitrary rules limiting how independent groups — such as Citizens United — may raise and spend money to shape public opinion. Last week, the court threw out an-


other arbitrary and harmful burden on First Amendment speech. Federal law had capped at $48,600 the total amount one person could give to all federal candidates over a two-year election cycle. Why $48,600? Because Congress said so, that’s why. Although speech may be free, influential speech costs money. Shawn McCutcheon, an engineer from Alabama, wanted to give $1,776 to a number of candidates. But his donations would have exceeded the federal cap, and so had to be stopped. Justice Roberts in his opinion made the simple point that “the government may no more restrict how many candidates or causes a donor may support than it may tell a newspaper how many candidates it may endorse.” Obviously. Ideally, there should be no limit on how much an individual can give to a political candidate. But unlimited money would require absolute and immediate transparency. The rule should be that if you give to political campaigns, you must do so publicly. It would help guard against (but never truly eradicate) corruption. True, some donors would rather remain anonymous, for fear of harassment but sometimes for less than noble reasons. But for disclosure to be taken seriously, failure to comply should come with huge fines for donors and candidates. If you really want to end the role of “big money” in politics, get politics out of “big money” and cut the size of government. Until then, let the money and the speech flow freely — as long as it’s disclosed completely.


Welcome to the New Gilded Age, folks. To be fair: We already lived in a society where the middle class was shrinking, its income stagnant, while America’s richest citizens reaped a disproportionate share of the economy’s rewards while avoiding anywhere near a proportion of the responsibility they bore for nearly destroying the economy back in 2007. The Supreme Court’s recent campaign finance rulings, though, put a feather in the cap of that trend — making it more difficult for grassroots movements to break through into the

School lunch rules need to be updated By the Los Angeles Times No one should have expected that putting more vegetables in front of elementary school students would instantly turn them into an army of broccoli fans. Plenty of food has been thrown out since new federal rules took effect in 2011 requiring students in the subsidized school lunch program to choose a fruit or vegetable each day. Nevertheless, studies find that continued exposure to produce is resulting in more children eating at least some of it. That’s worth a certain amount of wasted food. The new lunch rules, pushed by the Obama administration and passed by Congress, provide better nutrition and introduce more students to healthful eating habits that they will, it’s hoped, carry into adulthood. Still, the program is afflicted by rigid, overreaching regulations that defy common sense. Schools must provide items from five food groups, including a fruit and a vegetable, every day. Students must choose three items, even if they’re not hungry enough for all of them, and at least one must be produce. But fruits and vegetables rank as the least popular items, so requiring schools to offer one of each for each student practically guarantees that an enormous amount of fruits and vegetables will go to waste. The federal rules prohibit students from taking food out of the cafeteria to eat later. Congress is supposed to reauthorize the school lunch bill in 2015, and there are many changes it should make. Though the law should continue to require all students to take a fruit or vegetable, it should allow them to take only as much food as they want. Lawmakers need to think more like budget-conscious parents and less like detailobsessed regulators.

public consciousness, and giving the America’s richest political activists near-unlimited influence over the workings of our government. Some well-meaning advocates of the court’s decisions suggest that sunlight is the best disinfectant, that full disclosure of donors and their contributions will mitigate the damage that might be done by lifting the caps. The problem? There are already efforts under way to extend a veil of secrecy to political donations, to preserve those donors from the horrors of having their political views made public. The second problem? America’s system of campaign finance disclosure is, essentially, a well-meaning sham. A faculty paper last month from faculty at the Benjamin Cardozo School of Law concluded as much: “We find that compliance with existing disclosure regulations is inconsistent and that the current regime fails to identify the most potentially influential players in the campaign finance system,” the authors wrote. “In so doing, the current system fails to provide basic facts about how candidates (and committees) finance their campaigns.” There’s something we mostly hate in America: It’s called a “heckler’s veto” — generally understood to violate the spirit of the First Amendment — and it occurs when critics of a speaker become so loud and annoying that they drown out that speaker’s message. Joel Mathis, The Supreme joelmmathis@ Court has now, created a “plu- is a writer in tocrat’s veto” — Philadelphia. and in reality, it only expands free speech rights for those who can afford it. Those who can’t? Their voices are about to be drowned out.


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Centre County church services Bald Eagle Valley Community United Methodist Church 111 Runnville Road, Bellefonte Palm Sunday: 9 a.m. Holy Thursday: 7 p.m. Good Friday: 7 p.m. Easter Sunday: 7 and 9 a.m. Christ Community Church 200 Ellis Place, State College Palm Sunday: 9 and 11 a.m., 6 p.m. Good Friday: Noon, 1 p.m. Saturday service: 6 p.m. Easter Sunday: 9 and 11 a.m. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints 842 W. Whitehall Road, State College Easter Sunday: 9 a.m., 1 p.m. Coleville Wesleyan Church 326 Lower Coleville Road, Bellefonte Easter Sunday: 6 and 10 a.m.

Faith United Church of Christ 300 E. College Ave., State College Maundy Thursday: 7 p.m. Good Friday: Noon Easter Sunday: 10:45 a.m. Faith Baptist Church 647 Valley Vista Drive, State College Good Friday: 7 p.m. Easter Sunday: 7:30 and 10:15 a.m., 6 p.m. Fellowship Bible Church 642 Lower Georges Valley Road, Spring Mills Good Friday: 7 p.m. Easter Sunday: 7 and 9:30 a.m. First Baptist Church of Bellefonte 539 Jacksonville Road, Bellefonte Good Friday: 7 p.m. Easter Sunday: 7:30 a.m. sunrise service at Talleyrand Park; 10 a.m. service at the church

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Palm Sunday: 8:45 a.m. Maundy Thursday: 7:30 p.m. Good Friday: 7 p.m. Easter Sunday: 8:45 a.m.

Grace Lutheran Church 205 S. Garner St., State College Maundy Thursday: 7:30 p.m. Good Friday: 7:30 p.m. Easter Sunday: 6:30, 8, 9 and 10:30 a.m., 6 p.m. Good Shepherd Lutheran Church 851 N. Science Park Road, State College Maundy Thursday: 7 p.m. Good Friday: 7 p.m. Easter Sunday: 8 and 10:30 a.m. Grace Baptist Church 3596 Penns Valley Road, Spring Mills Easter Sunday: 9 and 10:30 a.m. Halfmoon Christian Fellowship Church 1776 Halfmoon Valley Road, Port Matilda Maundy Thursday: 7 p.m. Easter Sunday: 7:30 and 9 a.m.

Holy Trinity Orthodox Church 119 S. Sparks St., State College Holy Friday: 4 p.m. Saturday Paschal Vigil: 11:30 p.m. Keystone Church & Ministries 1224 N. Atherton St., State College Maundy Thursday: 7 p.m. Easter Sunday: 10 a.m. Living Hope Alliance Church 321 E. Howard St., Bellefonte Maundy Thursday: 6 p.m. Good Friday: 7 p.m. Easter Sunday: 7:30 a.m. sunrise service at Talleyrand Park; 10 a.m. service at the church Milesburg Presbyterian Church 487 Sierra Lane, State College Ash Wednesday: 7 p.m. Passion/Palm Sunday: 10:15 a.m. Maundy Thursday: 6 p.m. Good Friday: 7 p.m. Easter Sunday: 10:15 a.m. Mt. Nittany United Methodist Church 1500 E. Branch Road, State College Holy Thursday: 1 and 7 p.m. Good Friday: 1 and 7 p.m. Easter Sunday: 6:30, 8:30 and 11 a.m. New Hope Lutheran Church 119 Cobblestone Court, Spring Mills Holy Wednesday: 6:30 p.m. Maundy Thursday: 6:30 p.m. Good Friday: 6:30 p.m. Easter Sunday: 6:45 and 10:30 a.m. Our Lady of Victory 820 Westerly Parkway, State College Palm Sunday Penance service: 2 p.m. Holy Thursday: 9 a.m., 7:30 p.m. Food Friday: Noon, 1 and 7:30 p.m. Holy Saturday: 8:30 p.m. Easter Sunday: 7:30, 9:30 a.m. and noon Park Forest Baptist Church 3030 Carnegie Drive, State College Good Friday: 7 p.m. Easter Sunday: 10:45 a.m. Park Forest Village United Methodist Church 1833 Park Forest Ave., State College Holy Thursday: 7:30 p.m. Easter Sunday: 7:15 and 9:15 a.m. Pine Grove Presbyterian Church 277 W. Pine Grove Mills Road, Pine Grove Mills Palm Sunday: 10:45 a.m. Maundy Thursday: 7 p.m. Easter Sunday: 10:45 a.m. Pine Hall Lutheran Church 1760 W. College Ave., State College Palm Sunday: 10:45 a.m. Church services, Page 9

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Local Easter egg hunts SATURDAY, APRIL 12

New Hope United Methodist Church 1089 E. College Ave. Bellefonte, PA 16823 Spring craft fair and egg hunt from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Faith United Methodist Church 512 Hughes St. Bellefonte, PA 16823 Photos with the Easter Bunny at 9:30 a.m., egg hunt at 10 a.m. Penn Skates Skating Rink 2210 High Tech Road State College, PA 16803 Egg hunt and skating party from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Lock Haven University’s Clearfield Campus 201 University Drive Clearfield, PA 16830 Photos with the Easter Bunny at 10 a.m., egg hunt at 10:30 a.m. Yarnell United Methodist Church 808 Yarnell Road Bellefonte, PA 16832 Egg hunt at 11 a.m. in the Yarnell Community Building for children in preschool to 5th grade. Church services, from page 8 Maundy Thursday: 5:30 p.m. Easter Sunday: 6:30 and 10:45 a.m. Runville United Methodist Charge 1216 Runville Road, Bellefonte Ash Wednesday: 7 p.m. at Pleasant Valley UMC, 1106 Fairview Road, Howard Good Friday: Noon at Trinity UMC; 7 p.m. at Yarnell UMC, 808 Yarnell Road, Bellefonte Easter Sunrise service: 6:20 a.m. at Devils Elbow Road, Bellefonte Easter Sunday: 8 and 11 a.m. at Runville UMC; 9 a.m. at Pleasant Valley UMC, 1106 Fairview Road, Howard; 10 a.m. at Yarnell UMC, 808 Yarnell Road, Bellefonte

Living Hope Alliance Church 321 E. Howard St. Bellefonte, PA 16823 Egg hunt for children ages 4 to 12 at 1:30 p.m. Trinity United Methodist Church of Bellefonte 128 W. Howard St. Bellefonte, PA 16823 Easter party and egg hunt at 4 p.m.


Ladies Auxiliary of the Bellefonte American Legion Talleyrand Park Bellefonte, PA 16823 Registration begins at noon, along with a visit from the Easter bunny, bounce house and pony rides. New Hope Lutheran Church 119 Cobblestone Court Spring Mills, PA 16875 Community egg hunt at 1 p.m., rain or shine. Runville United Methodist Church 1216 Runville Road Bellefonte, PA 16823 Egg hunt at 2 p.m. for children in preschool to 5th grade. Good Friday: 7:30 p.m. Holy Saturday: 8 p.m. Easter Sunday: 7:45, 8 and 10 a.m. St. John’s United Church of Christ 145 W. Linn St., Bellefonte Maundy Thursday: 7 p.m. Easter Sunday: 10:30 a.m. St. Luke Evangelical Lutheran Church 301 N. Pennsylvania Ave., Centre Hall Passion Sunday: 8 and 10:30 a.m. Maundy Thursday: 7 p.m. Good Friday: 7 p.m. Saturday service: 7:30 p.m. Easter Sunday: 7 and 10:30 a.m.

St. James United Methodist Church 501 Main St., Coburn Easter Sunday: 9:30 a.m.

St. Paul Lutheran Church 277 W. Pine Grove Mills Road, Pine Grove Mills Palm Sunday: 10:45 a.m. Maundy Thursday: 7 p.m. Good Friday: 7 p.m. at Pine Grove Presbyterian Church, 150 W. Pine Grove Road, Pine Grove Mills Easter Sunday: 10:45 a.m.

St. John Lutheran Church 216 McAllister St., Bellefonte Palm Sunday: 9:30 a.m. Maundy Thursday: 6 p.m. Good Friday: 7 p.m. Easter Sunday: 6:30 and 9:30 a.m.

St. Paul’s United Methodist Church 250 E. College Ave., State College Palm Sunday: 8, 9:15 and 10:45 a.m. Maundy Thursday: 7 p.m. Good Friday: 7 p.m. Easter Sunday: 6:30, 8, 9:15 and 10:45 a.m.

St. John Union Church 296 Ridge Road, Spring Mills Holy Wednesday: 7:30 p.m. Maundy Thursday: 7:30 p.m. Good Friday: 7:30 p.m. Easter Sunday: 9 a.m.

State College Alliance Church 1221 W. Whitehall Road, State College Good Friday: 7 p.m. Easter Sunday: 9 and 10:30 a.m.

Spring Creek Presbyterian Church 151 Mary St., Lemont Easter Sunday: 10:45 a.m.


Pleasant Gap Fire Company 475 Robinson Lane Pleasant Gap, PA 16823 Egg hunt at 10 a.m., sponsored by the Pleasant Gap Lioness Club State College Alliance Church 1221 W. Whitehall Road State College, PA 6801 Egg hunt at 10 a.m. State College Elks Club 100 Elks Road Boalsburg, PA 16827 Egg hunt at 2 p.m.

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THERE ARE plenty of Easter egg hunts throughout Centre County. Several are scheduled for Saturday, April 12.


Christ Community Church 200 Ellis Place State College, PA 16801 Egg hunts at 9 and 11 a.m.

State College Christian Church 234 Easterly Parkway State College, PA 16801 Egg hunt at 9:30 a.m.

Faith United Church of Christ 300 E. College Ave. State College, PA 16801 Egg hunt at noon. St. James United Methodist Church 501 Main St. Coburn, PA 16832 Egg hunt at 10:30 a.m.

Trinity United Methodist Church 90 Trinity Lane Woodward, PA 16882 Egg hunt at 7:30 a.m. — Compiled by Brittany Svoboda

Easter Sunday: 10:45 a.m.

Easter Sunday: 6:30 a.m.

State College Evangelical Free Church 1243 Blue Course Drive, State College Good Friday: 6 p.m. Easter Sunday: 10:30 a.m.

Trinity United Methodist Church of Bellefonte 128 W. Howard Street, Bellefonte Palm/Passion Sunday: 9:15 a.m. Maundy Thursday: 7:30 p.m. Good Friday: Noon Easter Sunday: 9:15 a.m.

State College Presbyterian Church 132 W. Beaver Ave., State College Palm Sunday: 9 and 11:15 a.m. Maundy Thursday: 7:30 p.m. Good Friday: 7:30 p.m. Easter Sunday: 8, 9 and 11:15 a.m. Trinity Lutheran Church 2221 N. Oak Lane, State College, Holy Wednesday: 7 p.m. Maundy Thursday: Noon and 7 p.m. Good Friday: Noon and 7 p.m. Saturday service: 5 p.m. Easter Sunday: 8:15 and 10:45 a.m. Trinity United Methodist Church 90 Trinity Lane, Woodward

Upper Spruce Creek Presbyterian Church 2620 Spruce Creek Road, Pennsylvania Furnace Palm Sunday: 10:30 a.m. Easter Sunday: 10:30 a.m. Zion Lutheran Church 305 N. Church St., Boalsburg Good Friday: 7 p.m. Encounters Saturday: 5:30 p.m. Easter Sunday: 7 and 10:15 a.m. — Compiled by Brittany Svoboda


St. John’s Episcopal Church 120 W. Lamb St., Bellefonte Palm Sunday: 8 and 10 a.m. Maundy Thursday: 7:30 p.m.

State College Assembly of God 2201 University Drive Ext., State College Easter Sunday: 10 a.m. State College Christian Church 234 Easterly Parkway, State College

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Health & Wellness

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HERSHEY — There are 5 million Americans living with Alzheimer’s disease, two-thirds of which are estimated to be women. Claire Flaherty-Craig, a neuropsychologist at Penn State Hershey Neuroscience Institute, said one of the main reasons the rate of occurrence is higher in women is they tend to have a longer lifespan than men. “The disease develops with aging so there are actually more women who manifest the disease because they are living longer,” she said. The number of Alzheimer’s cases is expected to more than triple by the year 2050. Flaherty-Craig said that as the baby boomers — a large percentage of the population — begin to age, more of them are going to develop the disease. But age is only one of the risk factors. Unhealthy habits are another. Lack of physical exercise and poor diet can lead to cardiovascular disease, which can affect brain health. Stress is another risk factor. It can weaken the brain’s resiliency over time. Genetics are also a consideration. APOE4 is the genetic marker of Alzheimer’s. If testing shows a person carries the marker, he or she is not guaranteed to get the disease but is more vulnerable to it. “Your overall health will dictate how well you’ll fare in the face of having that gene,” Flaherty-Craig said. Changes in lifestyle can help. Many people make these changes at midlife when they are looking to improve their health. Regardless of when you start, it’s never too late to improve your health. People who eat better, quit smoking, cut back on alcohol consumption and become more physically active will not only age more gracefully but can delay the onset of

Alzheimer’s disease. “They can’t prevent it but they can certainly hold back that condition for years,” Flaherty-Craig said. In addition to healthy changes in lifestyle, she recommends that people also exercise their brains. She advises patients to do things that they find enjoyable. Engage in word puzzles, board games and online brain games. Some people benefit from social involvement, volunteering and engaging in rewarding activities, which is just as important as enjoyable activities. “If it becomes forced or like a chore, it’s not as beneficial because the emotional state of the individual is really important in how well they’re going to pay attention, to learn, to remember,” Flaherty-Craig said. “If their emotional state is not optimal there’s not as much benefit.” While people cannot make new nerve cells, they can actually strengthen the ones they do have. Women can also delay or even prevent Alzheimer’s when treated with estrogen during change of life, when there’s sometimes a decline in memory. According to recent studies, women who receive replacement therapy in the early stages of menopause find long-term benefits because it helps stabilize memory just like the drugs now used for Alzheimer’s treatment. Diagnosing Alzheimer’s disease starts with your primary care physician. Your family doctor is in the best position to do a mental health screening during a regular checkup and monitor any changes or concerns. If your physician sees any evidence of deterioration in memory, attention or spatial skills, he or she will send you to a specialist for further evaluation. For more information on Alzheimer’s disease, visit


OF THE FIVE million Americans living with Alzheimer’s disease, it has been reported that two-thirds are women. One of the reasons is the fact that women have a longer lifespan than men.

Mount Nittany Health joins Donate Life challenge STATE COLLEGE — Mount Nittany Health has joined as a partner in The Hospital and HealthSystem Association of Pennsylvania Donate Life Hospital Campaign. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Health Resources and Services Administration, the campaign brings together national partners, local and regional organ, eye and tissue donation organizations, and hospitals throughout the nation to educate employees and their communities on the importance of organ, eye and tissue donation. The need is real. Each day, 79 Americans receive lifesaving organ transplants and thousands more benefit from cornea and tissue transplants. These extraordinary gifts have been generously donated by ordinary people of all ages and backgrounds, who took just a few minutes in a busy day to indicate their decisions to become organ and tissue donors. But broader awareness of the need for organ, eye and tissue donation is crucial. There are more than 121,000 people awaiting organ transplants in the

United States and each week, more than 100 people on the national transplant waiting list die because no organ is available. In Pennsylvania there are more than 8,400 people waiting for organ transplants. Here are some additional facts about organ, eye and tissue donation: n One organ donor can save as many as eight lives and improve many more through eye and tissue donation. n Organ transplants have been successfully saving lives for more than 50 years. n Cornea transplants have been successfully restoring sight for more than 100 years. n Donated tissues such as skin, bone and heart valves can dramatically improve the quality of life for recipients, and even save lives. n Anyone can be a potential donor regardless of age, race or medical history. n More than 100 million people in the United States

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Flag-raising ceremony set LEWISTOWN — The Geisinger-Lewistown Hospital will host a flag-raising ceremony at 9 a.m. on Friday, April 11, outside the third floor registration entrance at the hospital. The event, which is open to the public, is in recognition of the men and women of the 62nd Expeditionary Reconnaissance Squadron and Reaper Aircraft Maintenance Units. Members of the Mifflin County VFW honor guard will raise a flag that was flown in combat over the skies of Afghanistan on Nov. 14, 2013, carried by an MQ-9 Reaper in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. The flag was presented to Geisinger-Lewistown Hospital as a thank you for items donated to the members of the 62nd ERS and AMU. The project was coordinated by four hospital registered nurses, Sonny Stahl, Bonnie Bowsman, Sarah Wagner and Rebecca Thompson. Stahl’s brother, Tech. Sgt. Kurtis Hoar, is a member of the 62nd ERS and AMU. Hoar is a graduate of Indian Valley High School and former resident of Reedsville. He is currently stationed in Las Vegas. The four nurses reached out to their co-workers, friends and family members for donations such as snacks and hygiene items to send to the airmen over the holidays.

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Steele listed among ‘40 smartest people in health care’ DANVILLE — Dr. Glenn Steele Jr., president and chief executive officer of Geisinger Health System, has been named to the Becker’s Hospital Review’s “40 of the Smartest People in Healthcare” list, which highlights individuals who stand out as having the intellect and acumen needed to spearhead successful reform. Nominees of providers, payers and policymakers were sought out and researched by the Becker’s Hospital Review editorial team, which based its decision on leaders who found the best ways to contain costs while improving the quality of care. “Throughout our organization, we understand and acknowledge that health care is a constantly evolving field in terms of both medical treatment and the business of caring for people at a fair cost,” Steele said. “With this in mind, we have done our best to evolve along with the national health care landscape while keeping a clear view of what lies ahead and how we can best prepare ourselves to ensure our patients experience no interruption in the high-quality care we provide.”

Joining Steele on Becker’s list include top executives from the Kaiser Family Foundation in Menlo Park, Calif., the Center for Medicare Services, The Cleveland Clinic, and Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Md., as well as President Barack Obama. Geisinger Health System was recently recognized for the 11th consecutive year as one of the nation’s “Most Wired” health systems and 63 Geisinger physicians were listed among the nation’s Best Doctors. In 2013, Steele was named to Becker’s list of “100 Leaders of Great Hospitals in America.” These recognitions are the latest in an ongoing trend of accolades recognizing Geisinger’s fully integrated model and commitment to quality and innovation. Becker’s Hospital Review is a bimonthly publication offering up-to-date business and legal news and analysis relating to hospitals and health systems. Each issue of Becker’s Hospital Review reaches more than 18,000 people, primarily acute-care hospital CEOs and CFOs.

Cancer Society offers wigs STATE COLLEGE —The American Cancer Society offers free, new wigs and head coverings to those with cancer, regardless of income. The free wig program has human hair wigs with modern styles and highlights, synthetic wigs, and all types of head coverings, including cotton scarves. Funds raised at the Making Strides

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Bariatric support group to meet LEWISTOWN — Geisinger-Family Health Associates Center for Weight Management and Nutrition will host its monthly bariatric surgery support group from 6 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 17, in Class-

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IN PREPARATION for their upcoming month-long externships in local dentists’ offices, high school and adult students in the CPI dental assisting program recently heard from two professionals from Pediatric Dental Care. Diane Smith, office manager and administrative supervisor, and Michelle Yoxheimer, clinical supervisor, hygienist and expanded function dental assistant, spoke to the class on the importance of teamwork and professionalism in the dental field. Pictured, front row, from left, are Kortney Umbenhauer, Meredith Gardner and Christina Shuey. Back row, from left, are Maxine Weaver, Cassandra Snyder, Kelly Miller, Yoxheimer, Smith, Andrea Fryer and Denise Hewitt.

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PSU crafts curriculum for homeland security UNIVERSITY PARK â&#x20AC;&#x201D; When Penn State launched its online homeland security masterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s degree program in 2010, the Christmas Day â&#x20AC;&#x153;underwear bombâ&#x20AC;? terrorist attack topped the news. Terrorist tactics have evolved since then. Todayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s homeland security professionals need to be generalists who can work across agencies and nations to prevent and respond to diverse threats. On the fifth anniversary of its online homeland security program, Penn State is embarking on a curriculum update with guidance from its Homeland Security Advisory Council, according to PSU officials. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Leadership in homeland security requires more cooperation with peers and a unified resources approach,â&#x20AC;? said Alexander Siedschlag, chair of Penn Stateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s online homeland security programs. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Resources

are becoming more restricted at a time when organized crime, information security threats, natural disasters and terrorism are growing. Cooperation and integration among nations is essential in dealing with these threats.â&#x20AC;? Penn Stateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s online homeland security programs include a masterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s degree in homeland security (base program), with options in agricultural biosecurity and food defense, geospatial intelligence, information security and forensics, and public health preparedness, as well as four graduate certificate programs and two post-baccalaureate certificate programs. Penn State Harrisburgâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s School of Public Affairs leads the partnership with the colleges of the Liberal Arts, Earth and Mineral Sciences, Information Sciences and Technology, Agricultural Sciences, and Medi-

cine. The World Campus delivers the programs online to more than 400 students. The Homeland Security Advisory Council, which includes members from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the emergency management indusKATIE SMITH try, has recommended new courses and an international option. Council chair Adm. James M. Loy pointed out, â&#x20AC;&#x153;What we are worried about today is not much different than what worried us in the 1990s. Al-Qaida is still a principal threat. We continue to face nation state threats and homegrown terrorists. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a

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ANDY ARNDT will be teaching a basic beer making class as part of the newly created Knowledge Kafe at South Hills School in State College. The Knowledge Kafe will offer a variety of fun, interesting and practical classes this spring.

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Local woman uses horse therapy to help people cope By MORGAN HILL

SPRING MILLS — Cynthia Sweeley is a lover of horses. She always has been and always will be. She rode regularly between the ages of 10 and 20, but when marriage, children and just life in general got in the way she put her precious hobby on the back burner. However, 20 years later, Sweeley found herself back on the horse scene and decided to start a ranch. Wildfire Ranch, located in Spring Mills, began as a simple ranch. After a year, Wildfire implemented a public trail-riding program — the only one left in central Pennsylvania today — and about a year ago the Equine Assisted Therapy Program was started. Today, Wildfire Ranch is a spiritual retreat. It is a place where people can go not only to relax, but to seek therapy. This isn’t just any therapy program; this is horse therapy. The horses do all of the work. The therapy is designed specifically for those going through a difficult time resulting in depression, whether it be a divorce, losing a loved one or simply the stresses of life. The therapy is not for the physically disabled. “Counseling’s just not for everyone,” said Sweeley. “Not everybody benefits from it. Not everyone can afford it. Everyone’s different.” At Wildfire Ranch, and specifically through horse therapy, people are invited to spend time with a friend. The horse serves as that friend, a comrade to talk to and lean on. A special bond is made between person and horse. According to Sweeley, once these bonds are made and people start to see the horses responding to them, they can’t believe it. This realization uplifts the spirit and empowers them. “It gives them a hopeful attitude that all is not out of my control in (their) life,” she said. But why horses? What is it about horses that provides therapeutic results for these people? “Horses truly are gentle giants,” said Sweeley. She explained how horses differ from dogs and other animals because of an instinct they have, almost like a sixth sense. “Because of these instincts, the horse will mirror back to you things that are going on in your own mind and emotions that you may not even know are there,” Sweeley said.

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AT WILDFIRE RANCH in Spring Mills, visitors can learn more about the Equine Assisted Therapy Program. It has become popular, according to owner Cynthia Sweeley. And this is how the therapy works. People are not forced to talk about their problems. They are not seated on a couch and asked how they feel. They are simply invited to enjoy themselves and allow the horses to work their magic. “I’ll be very honest with you. I’m not a certified counselor or psychiatrist,” said Sweeley. “In fact, I tell every customer that comes out here that you will have to sign a waiver that you understand I’m not a psychiatrist. The horses do the therapy. “And you know what? I’ve never had a person care. They just want something that works.” And it does work. Sweeley spoke about several successful stories that she has seen and been a part of. One person was finally

able to end an affair. Another was able to purge suicidal thoughts. “Sometimes there are gigantic miracles that nobody can explain,” she said, “and other times it’s more subtle.” Either way, the horses must be doing something right, because the therapy is working and people keep booking appointments at the ranch. The 7-acre ranch is home to nine trained horses. All of them have worked with people for years and are extremely well behaved. The ranch offers numerous services including a children’s day camp, horse boarding, horse training and lessons, and horseback trail rides. There are also overnight accommodations in the ranch’s Pon-

derosa Lodge, a log-style home that sleeps up to eight guests. Today, Sweeley is involved with horses in a much different way than she was when she first began riding. She now uses the horses’ powers to help others, helping people to regain strength and courage in life and to overcome their most difficult times. When asked what her favorite part about her job was, Sweeley said it was the results. “I just love seeing people start to realize that it’s working,” she said. For more information, visit www.wild, or contact Cynthia Sweeley at (814) 422-0534 or wildfireranch.

Fundraising dinner held to support youth center By SAM STITZER

SPRING MILLS — A fundraising dinner was held on April 3 in the gymnasium of the Old Gregg School Community Center in Spring Mills to benefit the Penns Valley Youth Center, which is located in the building. The youth center is sponsored by the Penns Valley Community Church, which also meets in the old school. It opened in the fall of 2011 and provides numerous after-school programs, including snacks, recreation, video games, homework help and workshops, for students in grades seven through 12 in the Penns Valley area. Following the meal supplied by Hoag’s Catering of State College, Keri Miller, the center’s program/outreach coordinator, addressed the audience. She thanked everyone for their support of the youth center, and noted its growth, including the recent additions of a personal finance course for young people and the establishment of a youth center garden. “Hopefully, we will be able to have a produce stand outside the community center here,” said Miller. “They (the students) will be able to take produce home to their families, as well as earn income.” Cassidy Brown, a student who visits the center, gave a testimonial to its value. She praised the staff and other students who helped her through some difficult times in her life. “This youth center is like having a family,” said Brown. “I always have someone who is there whenever I need them.”

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GUESTS FILLED the Old Gregg School gymnasium for the Penns Valley Youth Center fundraising banquet. Following these speakers, a fundraising auction was conducted by Mike Dilliard. Items included handmade quilts and wall hangings, a weekend cabin getaway for two, a breakfast with Penn State offensive line coach Herb Hand and more. A silent auction was also held in another room in the community center. The keynote speaker of the night was Hand. In his address, he emphasized the importance of perseverance in pursuing one’s goals in life. He cited Abraham Lincoln’s failures in his political life before becoming president.

“He ran for office time and time again and never got elected, and then he wound up being one of the greatest leaders our country has ever seen,” said Hand. “Lincoln said, ‘The best way to predict your future is to create it.’ And that’s what’s taking place at this youth center — they’re creating young peoples’ futures, and that’s awesome.” Referring to his own life experiences, Hand mentioned that at age 38 he had a life-threatening brain hemorrhage. “I was chasing the wrong things. I was chasing trophies, championship rings,

money and job titles,” said Hand. “At 38 years old, lying in a hospital bed in the intensive care unit, I didn’t care how many football games we were going to win. All I cared about was my wife and kids.” Hand said it’s important to keep your eyes on the real prize. “If you chase what the world says is success, you’re just going to wind up empty,” he said. “What you should be chasing is significance. Significance is making a difference. And what you are doing tonight is making a difference in this community because you’re investing in young peoples’ lives. Success is a byproduct of significance.” Hand stressed the importance of taking the right opportunity. “Don’t spend so much time trying to choose the perfect opportunity that you miss the right opportunity,” he said, noting that the right opportunity is often not perfect. He called supporting the youth center the right opportunity for significance. “Opportunities are sometimes disguised as challenges,” he said. He urged the community to meet the challenges because it is the right thing to do. Penns Valley Community Church director of student ministries Darren Narber wrapped up the evening with thanks to the banquet attendees and youth center staff for their support of the center and its programs. For more information on the Penns Valley Youth Center, call Keri Miller at (814) 422-3345.

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Student teams compete in entrepreneurship challenge By SAM STITZER

UNIVERSITY PARK — Student teams from the Bald Eagle Area, Bellefonte, Penns Valley and State College school districts, and Grace Prep High School, competed during the Centre County Entrepreneurship Challenge Competition, held April 4 at the Technology Center Building in Innovation Park. The competition is a program where teams of students from schools work to formulate business plans. Their plans are evaluated by a panel of judges, and the top five plans at the regional level are submitted to a statewide competition. The event is sponsored by Economics Pennsylvania, a nonprofit organization that works in collaboration with colleges, universities and corporations to help young people develop sensible economic ways of thinking, along with vital financial decision making skills. The Centre County event was sponsored by Fulton Bank, Videon Central, Lion Country Kia and ProAct Ltd. Teams presented their business plans to a panel of judges in a format similar to the popular “Shark Tank” television show. The judges were Allan Darr, president and CEO of medical instrument development company ProAct Ltd., Jean Galiano, an executive of Fulton Bank, and Mary Mahoney Ferster, an educator in the Penn State Extension Office. As the teams presented their business plans, the judges fired questions to the students regarding things such as startup and manufacturing costs, market for their product or service, competition in the chosen market, sales techniques, and other factors related to running a successful business.



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Garden Club to meet April 15 BELLEFONTE — The Bellefonte Garden Club will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 15, at the First Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall, 203 N. Spring St. in Bellefonte. All interested gardeners are welcomed to “Gardening by the Moon” with Sue Morris.

Daily gardening and farming activities can be planned by two factors — the phase of the moon and the sign of the moon, based on the 12 zodiac signs. Plan for the optimum time to start seeds, plant annuals versus perennials, mow, transplant, harvest and more. The meeting is open to the public.

Arboretum sets opening weekend CENTRE HALL — The first open days of the season for Rhoneymeade Arboretum and Sculpture Garden will be Saturday, April 12, and Sunday, April 13. The arboretum, located in Centre Hall, will be open from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m.

on opening weekend and will feature artist Nancy Cleaver with “Word Mandalas” and “Interactive Peace Mandala.” For more information, visit www.

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THE HARLEM WIZARDS will bring their fun style of basketball to Bald Eagle Area’s gymnasium on Tuesday.

Harlem Wizards to take on BEA staff members By MORGAN HILL

WINGATE —The Harlem Wizards are scheduled to play the Wingate Soaring Eagles, a team made up of Wingate administrators and teachers, in a fundraiser at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 15, at the Bald Eagle Area Middle/Senior High School gym. The fundraiser is hosted by the Wingate PTA and sponsored by the Hampton Inn and Suites of Lamar. The doors open at 5:30 p.m. “Instead of selling some overpriced items that people buy kind of out of guilt just to benefit the children, (the PTA decided to) have a family fun day, something that parents, grandparents and the community would not mind shelling out money for,” said Marcy Shady, president of the PTA.

IF YOU GO What: Harlem Wizards vs. Bald Eagle Area administrators and teachers Where: Bald Eagle Area High School gymnasium When: 6:30 p.m., April 15 More info: Call (814) 357-7964 or email

She said that the memories and experience “mean more than an overpriced candle or wrapping paper.” The Harlem Wizards, often compared to the Harlem Globetrotters, are a basketball team dedicated to show. They mix basketball and comedy in a way that engages the audience. It’s an event the whole family can enjoy. General admission tickets are available at the door. Courtside seats and courtside reserved seats, which include a meet and greet with the Wizard players, must be bought in advance. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Wingate PTA. “We try to raise funds to help with the education needs that the school’s budget just doesn’t allot for anymore,” said Shady. “We do things that encourage education in a fun way. There are so many things we do, some very little, some big things, but every little bit helps.” This is the first year the Wingate PTA has held this type of fundraiser. “I really think this is going to be good thing for our school,” said Shady, “and hopefully we can make this game an everyyear event.” To purchase tickets for the game, call (814) 357-7964 or email beawizardsgame@ The event is open to the public.

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Foundation presents awards during scholarship dinner By CONNIE COUSINS

STATE COLLEGE â&#x20AC;&#x201D; On April 5, the Bellefonte Education Foundation held its annual scholarship dinner at Celebration Hall in State College. A reception was followed by a dinner and program. The Bellefonte Area High School Jazz Band entertained and attendees enjoyed the artwork of the students during the reception. The Bellefonte Education Foundation gives out Teachers of the Year and Volunteer of the Year awards and inducts a distinguished Bellefonte High School alumnus into the Hall of Fame each year. The foundationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s elementary teacher of the year is Michelle Krape, who has been teaching second grade at Pleasant Gap Elementary School for the past 10 years. Prior to that she taught kindergarten at both Benner Elementary and Pleasant Gap. Krape graduated from Penn State with a bachelorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s degree in elementary education. She volunteered at Marion Walker Elementary School and was active in the PTO while her children were in elementary school. She has served on the Curriculum Writing Committee for Language Arts at the elementary level. Presently, she serves on the Science Curriculum Writing Committee as well as the Pleasant Gap Steering Committee. Some of the nominatorsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; comments written about Krape were â&#x20AC;&#x153;She always puts the studentsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; needs above her ownâ&#x20AC;? and â&#x20AC;&#x153;She is my go-to person.â&#x20AC;? One of her co-workers said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;She is the pleasant in Pleasant Gap.â&#x20AC;? Krape lives with her husband, Carl, in Zion. Her entire family is comprised of Bellefonte Area High School graduates. Edward Fitzgerald, the foundationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s high school teacher of the year, wears many hats. He has held numerous offices and led several departments. Bellefonte School District has been the recipient of his many talents for 17 years. Presently, he is the gifted instructor for the Bellefonte Middle and High School, a teacher of AP Government and


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Politics, department chair of the high schoolâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Social Studies Department, Model UN adviser, graduation coordinator, head teacher of the alternative education program and on multiple committees. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a nice surprise,â&#x20AC;? Fitzgerald said of his award. His wife confirmed that he is not one to call attention to his achievements. In his speech, he compared teachers to the nobles of earlier times and admonished all to â&#x20AC;&#x153;act nobly.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;He is a true student advocate,â&#x20AC;? commented one person on his nomination form. When not at the school, he likes to fish, camp and ski with his wife and sons. Mary Miltenberger, Bellefonte Area Middle School teacher for 13 years, admitted she was moved to tears when told of her win as the foundationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s middle school teacher of the year. She is currently a sixth grade language arts teacher, but during her tenure, she also taught math and social studies. Miltenberger has lived in Maryland, Alabama, Louisiana, Colorado and Germany. It was while in Germany that she served as an educational aide for the Department of Defense Dependent Schools and that was the beginning of her teaching career. It took several moves and several colleges, but in 1999, she graduated from Shippensburg University. She took a job as a reading teacher for grades six, seven and eight in the Big Spring School District before moving to Bellefonte in 2001. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Mary keeps no hours,â&#x20AC;? said a friend and colleague. She opens her door at 7 a.m. to tutor students and more days than not is available long after school is over for the day. According to remarks on her nomination form, she is always willing to be part of the team. She dresses up for events to show her school spirit. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I love what I do, every minute of it,â&#x20AC;? she said on receiving her award. Miltenberger and her husband, Dan, have four sons and four grandchildren. Kitty Miller is the foundationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s volunteer of the year. She was raised in the Bellefonte area and graduated from Bellefonte Area High School in 1963. She earned her degree from the Bellefonte School of Nursing, which was in Bellefonte Hospital (now the Willowbank Building) and became a licensed practical nurse in 1968. For five years she has volunteered two days a week and any other time she has been needed at Marion Walker Elementary School. She checks papers and helps with bulletin boards. According to remarks on her nomination form, she does it all with a smile. It was said of her that she gives 100 percent. Miller has three children and four grandchildren and a loving husband of 30 years.

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Old Gregg School hosts Easter egg hunt, craft fair By SAM STITZER

SPRING MILLS — The third annual Spring Craft Fair and Easter Egg Hunt was held at the Old Gregg School Community Center on April 5. Children from all over the Penns Valley area gathered in front of the school to look for eggs in the school yard. “We have over 2,000 eggs this year,” said organizer Christine Sailors. The Community Egg Hunt is co-sponsored by Penns Valley Girl Scout Troops 41224 and 41232, St. Kateri Tekakwitha Church ninth grade CCD class, and the Old Gregg School Advisory Board and Tenant Volunteers. After receiving instructions from co-organizer Karen Thom, the kids were turned loose and swarmed over the colorful candy-filled plastic eggs. Several of the eggs contained cash prizes or coupons for free juice boxes. The Easter Bunny was in attendance, as were more normal-sized rabbits from the Penns Valley 4-H Rabbit Club. Inside the school, many craft vendors were open for business, attracting a large crowd of shoppers. Among the vendors was Josh Price from Spring Mills. Price was selling his wood carvings, which he makes using a chain saw. Price uses a saw with

a very small bar for carving fine details in his work. His carvings are of animals such as bears, moose, owls and fish, as well as pumpkins. Price uses spray paint and plastic eyes to enhance his carvings, which are suitable for lawn or den ornaments. He prefers hemlock wood as a raw material for his carvings. Al Weimert of Stormstown operates Big Al’s Sweet and Spicy Mustard. Weimert adds home-grown and commercial peppers of various types to mustard to produce tasty hot or sweet varieties of the popular condiment. Jan Jenkins represented Tamarack Farm, near Spring Mills. Jenkins and her husband, Mike Arthur, raise sheep and sell yarn and several knitted items made from wool harvested from the farm’s sheep. Food at the craft fair was provided by Benuel and Sarah Lapp, who sold chicken corn soup, sandwiches, soft pretzels, doughnuts and desserts. In the building’s lower level, the Nittany Valley Model Railroad Club held an open house. Visitors had the opportunity to view the club’s large layout while it is under construction. Club members are in the progress of adding scenery to the multilevel display. When completed, the layout will feature several complete villages and a fully functioning railroad yard.

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CHILDREN GATHER Easter eggs in front of the Old Gregg School during the annual Spring Craft Fair and Easter Egg Hunt.

Middle school hosts final Native American event By SAM STITZER

BOALSBURG — The Mount Nittany Middle School in Boalsburg was the site for the 11th annual “New Faces of an Ancient People” Traditional Native American Powwow on April 5 and 6. Powwows are Native American celebrations of culture, community and spirituality, featuring drums and dance as well as vendors offering Native American art and craft items. Powwow organizer John Sanchez, an associate professor in the College of Communications at Penn State University, said it would be the last powwow to be held there. Sanchez, who is of Apache descent, is approaching retirement and says he cannot organize the event all alone. He said the event takes a full year to plan. He estimates that nearly 6,000 people attend the two-day celebration each year. The highlight of the powwow is the Grand Entry, in which about 150 dancers from all over the United States and Canada participate. The Grand Entry was held at noon on both days of the event. Announc-

er Guy Jones came to the event from South Dakota. “I have a nice American Indian name,” quipped Jones. As the Silver Cloud Drums from Canada began their pulsing, rhythmic cadence, Jones noted the similarity to the sound of a heartbeat. “Our first memory in life is the sound of our mother’s heartbeat while we’re still in the womb,” said Jones. The performers danced into the circular arena, always entering from the east. The circle is very important in Native American culture. Creation is a circle, the Sacred Hoop, that is never ending and constantly renewing. The center of the hoop is the center of creation. All creation moves in a circle. The dance arena is a sacred circle, and within that circle all things exist and are equal. The many dances, including Traditional Dance, Fancy Dance, Grass Dance, Jingle Dress Dance, Snake Dance, and others, each has its own traditional significance. The dancers’ costumes, called regalia, are all unique, and signify something impor-

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DANCERS MAKE their way around the circular arena during the Grand Entry dance.

Registration open for Bike Fresh MILLHEIM — Registration is open for the Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture’s Bike Fresh Centre County. Beginning at 7 a.m. on Sunday, Aug. 3, riders may choose a 25-, 50- or 75-mile route. All routes begin and end on North Street in Millheim. The three-tier ride provides opportunities for the beginner to advanced cyclist to tour the region’s farmscapes, woodlands and villages.

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tant to the participating individual. The dance performances were a colorful sight, filled with history and tradition. At one point in the entry dance, a dancer’s eagle feather fell to the floor. Eagle feathers are sacred in Native American culture, so the dance was halted and an eagle feather ceremony was performed. The feather was returned to its owner, who then gave it away to a participating military veteran. A sacred ceremony followed the Grand Entry, with a prayer and songs. American

armed service veterans are traditionally honored at the Mount Nittany powwows, where veterans representing all branches of the military carry flags into the arena, and place them in stands on the arena floor. In a later dance, all veterans and their family members in the audience were invited to participate. In the hallway outside the arena were many vendors doing business in handcrafted jewelry, drums, dream catchers, and a host of other Native Americanthemed items.





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Has spring sprung, yet? STATE COLLEGE — The sunshine and milder temperatures have been powerful teasers of what is surely coming after this long winter. The calendar says it is spring. I hear conversations about what plants are emerging, what plants are timidly blooming and what plants appear to have succumbed. Gardeners are longing to dig in the dirt and plant something. There are balled trees and shrubs outside the nurseries and bag after bag of mulch, topsoil and fertilizer stacked and waiting for eager gardeners. Connie Cousins What can be safely covers a wide planted in April? variety of events in Steve Dubois, a coCentre County for the Centre County owner at College GarGazette. Email her dens, said business is at ccous67@gmail. booming already with com. appointments to cut back bushes and clear leaves and debris away from trees and shrubs. If the roses were not cut back in


the fall, they can be trimmed now, before they leaf out, advised Dubois. He said the fruit trees could be planted now if they are not leafing out and if the ground is thawed. “This is the time for edging and mulching and we are busy with that. We are busy about three weeks ahead,” said Dubois. He said it is best to call in March for appointments in April, because of the way things suddenly take off when the weather becomes milder. By now it is appropriate to fertilize and treat crab grass, but it is better to wait at least two more weeks to fertilize shrubs and plants. The College Garden advice for lilacs is to use a fertilizer with the higher number (phosphate) in the middle. The calls are coming in about the design and construction side of the business also. Dubois and his partner, Tim Young, bought the business from Dubois’ father eight years ago. The elder Dubois had owned it since 1972. The partners have two crews that work there as well and Dubois says they will all be busy now that spring is truly a reality. College Gardens can construct paver patios, walkways, retaining walls and driveways. Their landscaping includes designing, mulching, weed control, edging, maintenance, fertilizing, and spring and fall clean up.

CONNIE COUSINS/For the Gazette

DESPITE THE rough winter and cold temperatures this spring, there are plenty of plants ready at Tait Farm in Centre Hall. Tait Farm is also in the spring mood and the grounds there show it. There are blooming flowers in an enclosure out front and stacks of mulch ready for purchase. Inside, there is a multitude of springtime gifts, such as bird nest ornaments, and lettuce and other fresh greens for sale. Metal colanders filled with lettuce are ornamental as well as edible. Manager Deb McManus was eager to explain that some of the flowers they carry are hardy enough to be outside now, if in containers and off the ground. The obvious choices were the pansies that are planted in the store’s window boxes. Although they are annuals, pansies are fairly tough and some may come up again if in a protected area. “Primroses are another flower that can be out now and they need light to bud,” she said.

If a frost is called for, cover them with a sheet or a trash bag to protect them. “We really should wait in Centre County until May for most planting for the plants to be more resilient,” McManus said. She stressed that Tait Farm wants the public to grow things that will be successful. The people at Tait Farm stand ready to advise you on the plants you choose. They make a point to either grow seedlings themselves or, in the case of some of the herbs, work with local providers and growers. Tait Farm will present several upcoming programs this season, such as “Sampling Saturdays.” The Tait Farm planters have started organic seedlings and other plants to tempt your green thumb. Be patient, gardeners, for your season is just over that slightly green hill.


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The Centre County Gazette

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Blooming treasures hide in neglected yard By ROBIN OLIVER Scripps Howard News Service

With all the indoor work needing to be done and a major kitchen overhaul looming, any landscaping at our house has been limited to essential maintenance. But like the pink carpet that curses our floors, the odd mush of shrubs in front of the house has been on my ditch-anddestroy list. Had we not been facing a long list of tasks and a shortage of cash, I might have tackled this project early in the summer when home improvement stores were stocked with a good selection of flowering bushes. As the days wore on, though, I began to discover that underneath the fall leaves left behind by the previous owner, my yard is a wonderful 50-year-old collection of brilliant, mostly native plants that deserve better than my out-with-the-old attitude. My first find happened in early June. I was running out the door, as usual, and I glanced over to the dogwood tree where I had temporary hung my new ferns for the sun porch. A bright purple flare stopped me in my tracks. Behind a row of gangly bushes in desperate need of trimming hid a dense row of irises. Only one had bloomed, likely for lack of sunlight, but matching foliage popped up all along the foundation of the house. I walked around the house and brainstormed where to put these beauties before next June. Perhaps a raised bed under the kitchen window. Exciting!

Not as exciting, though, as when the roses beside the garage began to bloom about a week later. We had noticed when we cleared out the border box beside the garage that it contained three rose bushes, but they had been cut back drastically. I never thought they would produce leaves, much less flowers. They, too, aren’t getting enough sun for every plant to bloom, but I’m working on a new location nearby where they might do better next year. A few weeks later, what I thought was a bare spot between two bushes with variegated leaves under the dining room was no longer bare. Large leaves with red borders began to rise out of the ground and fold open. We’re still not sure what they are, but they’re cool. And just when I thought I had figured out what would stay and what would go, I discovered some beautiful white blossoms on one of the overgrown shrubs along the back fence. We’ve got several of these in front of the house as well, but I had hacked the strange bush back in June while this one behind the house had grown wild. Later that day on a trip to pick up screws to hang curtains made by my mom, I strolled through the garden center. Front and center, 10 feet from the register, was my ugly shrub. These, though, had a few bottom branches trimmed and reached 6 feet with flowers along many of the branches.

Growing new gardeners By JOE LAMP’L Scripps Howard News Service

The older I get, the more enthusiastic I become to convince folks that gardening is important. But in spite of the many aspects of gardening that make it far more than just something we do for fun or beautification, few things are more important than engaging our children in the process, especially now, with a new school year upon us. I believe gardening is the single best learning opportunity available for children because various academic disciplines and many social-developmental skills can be addressed through it. This is a topic I’ve discussed before, and I’d like to revisit it, incorporating material I’ve written in this space previously. There are some worthwhile national programs that promote gardening with children. The Junior Master Gardener Program equips students with basic skills and offers certification once participation requirements are met. Approved instructors or “Master Gardener Volunteers” typically lead the program. Information can be found at The National Gardening Association offers articles and other resources through its website, www. Throughout the year,

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April 10-16, 2014

Gardeners, clean up your act

Simple tips to get your lawn and garden tools organized growing season By JOE LAMPâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;L Scripps Howard News Service

Ever gotten ready to spend the day in the garden only to give up because you couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t find the tools for the job? Or find thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s no room on your potting bench to work? Well, then, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s time to reconsider and reorganize you garden gear. All you need is a corner of the garage, part of a mudroom or even a back-porch wall. Take my friends Stephen and Kristin Pategas, for example. They are two of the most organized gardeners I know. Nothing is out of place, including the countless hand tools and pots they keep meticulously arranged on their wall and potting bench.

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too far and risk a back injury. Outline the shapes of tools on a couple of pieces of pegboard attached to the studs of your garage, or under hangers mounted into the walls. Masking tape, a permanent marker or even paint outlines for each tool may make finding and replacing them a no-brainer. Those empty outlines just beg to be filled with tools put back where they belong! Thinking vertically can really free up floor space and put things at an easy-to-see level. Broom hangers can be used to keep rakes, shovels and brooms in place. Or just use some large screws driven into exposed studs as hangers. Speaking of studs, attach a couple of boards horizontally across some and slip a spade or hoe in the space between the boards and the wall. Smaller gardening items â&#x20AC;&#x201D; hand tools, the hose nozzle and the like â&#x20AC;&#x201D; fit into a clear plastic shoe holder hanging on the back of a door. The transparent pockets make all the little items easy to see at a glance. Screw soup cans, coffee cans and oatmeal boxes to the underside of wooden shelves with the open ends facing you. The various-sized cylinders are great little pigeonholes for all kinds of tiny items like plant labels, seed packets, stakes or pens. Keep a dozen or so wire or plastic baskets of various sizes near the door for carrying items like bulbs, tools, harvested vegetables and potted flowers in or out of the garden. Carrying task-related items together reduces the number of trips you need to make back and forth during a job. After youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve gotten organized, keep track of things that still frustrate you and find a new solution right away. A temporary work-around solution becomes just another frustration. As your garden changes, so will your needs. Finding solutions right away will give you more time for spending in the garden.

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Breaking through

Bellefonte rallies to capture first place at O’Leary Tournament By PAT ROTHDEUTSCH

BELLEFONTE — Saturday’s matchup between Bellefonte and Bellwood-Antis was a rematch of the 2013 O’Leary Tournament championship game, and for four innings it also looked like a virtual replay of that game. Last year, Bellwood scored a run in the first inning and made it stand up for the tournament championship. This year, the Blue Devils scored three in the first and for four innings of quiet Lady Raider bats, it looked like history would repeat itself. That’s where the similarity ends. This year, Bellefonte broke the ice with two runs in the fifth, and then broke open the game with five more in the sixth as the Raiders took the gold with a 7-3 victory. Liz Linn swatted two RBI singles in the fifth and sixth innings to pace the offense while Stevi Confer shook off a shaky start on the mound and, along with reliever Tara Baney, blanked Bellwood over the last six innings to secure Bellefonte’s fourth early-season victory against only one loss. “We talked about our approach at the plate,” Bellefonte coach Gary Kohlhepp said. “We like that our approach is a mental and not just a physical approach, and they kept their heads up and kept focused on what they were doing. “We put some balls in play better than they had been, and then I think Stevie Confer had a nice hit and opened that up. Sometimes that’s what it takes. Someone hits the ball hard, and then everyone believes. You looked in their eyes, and they believed they were going to hit the ball, even in the first four innings, and then certainly after that.” It was all Bellwood early, however. Hard-hitting center fielder Emily Nagle (3

for 3) led off for the Devils with a linedrive triple to center field. Bellwood then loaded the bases after Anna Wolfe walked and Jacki Finn was hit by a pitch. Caroline Showalter followed with a double to right-center field that scored Nagle and Wolfe and gave the Devils a 2-0 lead. Bellwood reloaded the bases after a walk to Laycee Clark, and then pitcher Taylor Shildt made it 3-0 with a single that scored Finn. Confer escaped further trouble by striking out Maddie Miller, getting Showalter forced out at home after a ground ball, and then ending the inning with a pop-up to second base. That would be all for Bellwood for the remainder of the game. Confer and Baney shut down the Devils on two hits over the final six innings. “I just knew that my team was behind me,” Confer said, “and they would make any plays that they needed to. It was just a lot easier to have more belief in myself and the team altogether. “I just tried to have more confidence in myself because that (the three-run first inning) could shake anyone. And the team really helped. It is a lot easier when you have the bats that we do in the lineup.” Those bats began to show up in the fifth. Confer got things started with a double, and after an out, she scored on Linn’s first RBI single. Linn would score on a single by catcher Vanessa Cooper, and Bellefonte was back in the game with the score now 3-2. In the sixth, Angela Capparelle, Baney and Sara Menna led off with consecutive singles to load the bases. But Confer grounded to third, and Capparelle was forced out at home, keeping the score 3-2. That lasted one batter as Erin Pugh singled, scoring Baney and tying the game.

TIM WEIGHT/For the Gazette

BELLEFONTE’S STEVI CONFER eludes a tag during Bellefonte’s game with Bellwood-Antis on Saturday at O’Leary Field. The Lady Red Raiders won the early-season O’Leary Tournament, 7-3. Menna, however, tried to give the Raiders the lead, but she was thrown out at the plate. Linn then followed with her second clutch hit: a single to left that scored both Confer and Pugh and gave the Raiders their first lead, 5-3. Cooper followed with a hard ground ball to shortstop that skipped under the glove of Convery and all the way into left field, scoring Linn and Jenna Ault. “I really just did this for my team,” Linn said. “That’s what I kept thinking to myself when I came up to bat, that I needed to come through for the team because we needed the runs.

“We were all really trying to battle through the three runs that they had.” In the Devils’ sixth inning with two outs, Nagle smashed a line drive up the middle for her third hit, but the ball caromed off of Confer’s pitching hand and she had to leave the game. Baney came in and retired the last four batters in order to lock down the win and the tournament’s championship trophy. “It’s really special, especially with the O’Learys,” Confer said. “It means so much to our whole team and it is great for us to win it. “We’re pretty confident, but we know we still have work to do.”

Year-end notebook: Too much waiting around By JOHN PATISHNOCK

UNIVERSITY PARK — Watching college basketball is fantastic. Really, it’s great. You know what’s not exciting? Watching a timid, unconfident coach call timeout the nanosecond his team falls behind by a few points early on or when the opposing team scores two consecutive baskets late in the game during a rally. So many coaches across the country act timid, afraid to let their players figure things out on their own. There’s a time when a timeout is necessary, but they’re extremely overused. The problem is coaches have too many timeouts at their disposal, so much so that they lose a timeout at halftime if they decline to use one in the first half. With each team having five timeouts, that essentially becomes 10 timeouts per team. Think about it, even if a team’s opponent calls timeout, both squads still have an opportunity to huddle. Then, add in all the media timeouts. Throw in an automatic timeout when a player fouls out and replay reviews, and it’s not surprising the end of a game usually feels anti-climatic. Both of Penn State’s games against Purdue this season are perfect examples of how timeouts drag down the action. In the game in West Lafayette, Ind., the final 60 seconds took 22 minutes to play. And the end of the game at the Bryce Jordan Center dragged on so long that I left with about 1:30 to play. And when I got home about 15 minutes later, the game still wasn’t over. There were 22 seconds still on the clock. Seriously, I’m not exaggerating. Inconsistent officiating and late fouls certainly contribute to this as well, but five timeouts per team are still too many. It’s long been a bad joke that the final five minutes usually take a half hour to play. The solution is simple: Teams should have only three timeouts for the whole game, two full and one that’s 20 seconds. Fewer timeouts will result in less time milling around, which is great for everyone.


When Maryland and Rutgers were formally welcomed into the Big Ten, I was less than thrilled. Academically and geographically, it made sense, as did it for a number of athletic programs. Maryland has a number of usually competitive, if not dominant, programs: women’s basketball and lacrosse come to mind. But between football and basketball, there wasn’t much to embrace. I equate Maryland basketball with Tennessee football. Two national programs that won one national title more than a decade ago but are now mostly irrelevant. When the Maryland men’s basketball position opened up a few years ago when Gary Williams retired, there was some debate about whether or not Maryland was a destination job. I think it’s pretty obvious that it’s not, but still, I expect the Terrapins to quickly become Penn State basketball’s biggest rival next season. Proximity and recruiting grounds are two reasons, but it also helps that Penn State doesn’t have a true conference rival in basketball. Maryland should fill this void.


As I watched the second round of the women’s NCAA tournament at the Bryce Jordan Center, where Penn State downed Florida, my sightline constantly shot over to where senior Maggie Lucas’ parents, Al and Betsy, were sitting. Not beside one another, as is their custom, but a few rows apart. Sometimes, I think I get into the flow of the game, but they really do. Chances are pretty slim I’ll ever have a kid who plays Division I basketball, so I’ll never relate to that experience. It was neat to watch, a rare look into somebody’s true emotions. Every time Maggie got bumped or had her shot contested, it seemed Al wanted to run on the court to protect his daughter, while Betsy’s reactions made you think she was watching a suspense thriller.

TIM WEIGHT/For the Gazette

NCAA BASKETBALL games drag on due to timeouts and endless fouls in the waning minutes of “close” games. I’m sure they’ve seen Maggie play thousands of games on various levels over the years, and they were still just as excited and into her last game ever at the Bryce Jordan Center as I’m sure they were for her first. Tim Frazier received a lot of publicity the past season, and deservedly so, but Lucas made just as big an impact on the Penn State program during her time here, maybe even more so. Here’s wishing her luck wherever she lands next.


I’ve always been a big fan of Bobby Knight. I don’t always root for his protégé, Mike Krzyzewski, but I think he’s the most interesting college coach out there, miles above perceived greats Jim Boeheim and Rick Pitino. Over the last few years, Krzyzewski’s assistants have been making an impact across the country, which I think is one of the most under-reported and least-talked about national storylines going. Most recently, Marquette hired Steve Wojciechowski, a long-time Krzyze-

wski assistant and former Duke player. Wojciechowski was the likable, pint-sized point guard who continually slapped the floor at Cameron Indoor Stadium while leading the defense. Marquette fits the norm for where Krzyzewski’s other assistants have landed: Stanford (Johnny Dawkins), Harvard (Tommy Amaker) and Northwestern (Chris Collins). All are private institutions with prestigious academic programs, just like Duke. I’ve said before that I think Northwestern bringing in Collins as head coach is one of the best hires in all of college basketball in the last decade. I fully expect him to lead the Wildcats to the NCAA tournament sometime in the next few years. This might not sound overly strong, but Northwestern is the only school from a major conference to never qualify. Even if you don’t root for Duke, it’s hard not to like what Krzyzewski and his assistants have done: establish competitive, and in some cases, dominant, basketball programs at schools known for their academics. I know one other school where I’d like to see that happen.

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April 10-16, 2014

BEA boys’ track and field team hopes to improve By CHRIS MORELLI

WINGATE — A closer look at the Bald Eagle Area High School boys’ track and field team: Coach, years with team — Jeff Jodon, 25th season. Assistant coaches — Ron Hoover, Tim Kasper and Vicki Coffey. Last year’s record — 5-4. Key departures — Tyler Carlin, Cole Carlous, Jake Ilgen, Doin Barnard, Damon Lucas, Evan Kiim, Sean Walizer and Cody Walley. Returning letter winners — Darek Eckley, David Gawaryla, Hunter Hall, Cody Huyett, Jake Koleno, Evan Kilmer, Zach Moody, Adam Morgan and Nate Styles. Strengths — According to Jodon, the Eagles should be strong in several areas, including sprints and relays (Nathan Styles) as well as distance (Jake Koleno and Zach Moody). CHECK OUT OUR ONLINE SPECIALS!!!

In the pole vault and jumps, look for Evan Kilmer to do big things. Concerns — If there’s an area of concern for Jodan and Co., it’s depth. Simply put, the Eagles don’t have a lot. They’ll need some production from the youngsters on the rosters if they are to improve on last year’s 5-4 mark. Outlook — If the Eagles can remain injury-free, they’ve got a good shot at bettering last season’s mark. However, without a lot of depth, an injury or two could derail their season. As a veteran coach, Jodon knows how to get the most out of his squad. With that in mind, don’t bet against the Eagles in 2014. Circle these dates — at West Central Coaches Meet (May 2); at Mountain League Championships (May 7); at District 6 Championships (May 13) at PIAA Championships (May 23 and 24).

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Harper leads Lady Little Lions into new era By PAT ROTHDEUTSCH

STATE COLLEGE â&#x20AC;&#x201D; A closer look at the State College Area High School softball team: Head coach â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Mike Harper, first season. Key losses â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Allie Baney, Trudy Bowman, Sara Flick, Michaela Francis, Hope Guthoff and Hannah Sefter. Key returnees â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Sarah Bastian, Laura Harris, Lexi Mattivi, Michaela Rittenhouse, Megan Robert, Sharayah Simco, Lauren Weiss, Brenna Adams, Liz Drawl, Autumn Farrell, Ellie Frey, Jess Henderson, Corey Marfitt and Karli Nolan. Early season â&#x20AC;&#x201D; The State College Area High School softball team under new head coach Mike Harper has so far gotten off to a fast start in 2014. The team has won its first four games, and seems to be positioning itself for a solid season in 2014. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been off to a good start,â&#x20AC;? Harper said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We still have to be more disciplined in our attention to detail in terms of executing at the plate and on the bases, but weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re growing into a pretty competitive team. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m proud of the pitching and defense, and in our desire to get better.â&#x20AC;? Strengths â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Besides the strong pitching and defense, Harper feels that the cohesiveness and attitude of the team are also strong points of this team.

â&#x20AC;&#x153;They play very well together and are growing into a tightly knit group,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They are also really hard working and willing to buy into a new system. Our pitching and defense are strengths and weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re working at improving our offense.â&#x20AC;? Concerns â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Like any first-year coach, Harper is concerned about how the players will respond to a new system and a new coaching staff. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve thrown a lot of new concepts and terminology at them in the early part of the season,â&#x20AC;? he said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;so we have to be patient as the team learns those things and works at making them routine. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m concerned about overload, but they are managing all the change well.â&#x20AC;? Outlook â&#x20AC;&#x201D; The mood around Harper and his team is decidedly upbeat and optimistic about what they can accomplish this season. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m really confident that if we keep working as hard as weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been working in the first month of the season,â&#x20AC;? Harper said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be a pretty competitive team by seasonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s end. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Our goal is to be playing our best softball in May, and I do feel weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll get there as we continue to learn and get better. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m extremely proud of their efforts and attitudes â&#x20AC;&#x201D; it will make us better by seasonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s end.â&#x20AC;? Circle these dates â&#x20AC;&#x201D; at Mifflin County (April 15); at Cumberland Valley (April 17); vs. Cedar Cliff (April 22); vs. Chambersburg (April 24).

CHUCK FONG/Special to the Gazette

THE STATE COLLEGE Area High School softball team has a new coach. Front row, from left, Grace Lewis, Megan Robert, Sharayah Simco, Laura Harris, Lauren Weiss, Sarah Bastian, Michaela Rittenhouse and Lexi Mattivi. Second row, Liz Drawl, Corey Marfitt, Ellie Frey, Brenna Adams, Karli Nolan, Autumn Farrell and Jess Henderson. Third row, Nichole Kanady, Alyssa Shedlock, Arianna Smith, Jennie Ewton, Andrea Myers, Abby Allen, Jenna Peterson and Hannah Shields. Back row, head coach Mike Harper, coach Jim Schaper, Andrea Kling, Samantha Hassinger, Kayla Hawbaker, Beebs Veronesi, Megan Royer, coach Shawn Lelko and coach Karen Murphy. Missing from photo: Kayla Weyant, Claudia Knutelsky, Reaney Brungo, Caitlyn Fosnacht, Emmie Hicks, Avery Cymbor and Kiera Scharf.

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Five key points for 2014-15 PSU season UNIVERSITY PARK — From my experience, there’s usually three periods of optimism for the Penn State men’s basketball program: preseason, mid-season — when the Nittany Lions invariably pick off a quality opponent — and right after the season ends. Because of this, a lot will be written and said about the bright future the program has. In some ways, or even in a lot of ways, this is correct. But it’s nothing you don’t hear every year at this point. John Patishnock OK, quick note: covers news and When I write these sports for The columns, it’s from the Centre County mixed perspective of a Gazette. Email him at sports@ fan and a writer. I have centrecounty a regular full-time job, so I can’t make a lot and follow him of practices and press on Twitter @ conferences during johnpatishnock. the season, but I go to almost all the home games, attend most post-game press conference, and have


been watching this program all my life. So I’m much more tuned in to what’s happening than your typical fan or even a guy who’s been covering the team for only a few years. I’ve never bought the argument that a team, any team, not just Penn State, will be better the following year just because most guys return and will comprise a more experienced team. I watched a lot of freshmen and sophomores across the country this year who I wouldn’t want playing for Penn State next season just because they’d be older, more experienced players. All that said, if you’re really interested in knowing whether or not Penn State will make a sizable leap next year, below are five key points to watch for.


You know that line in “Good Will Hunting” where Robin Williams tells Matt Damon that there’s no honor in sneaking around at night and solving other people’s equations? That’s how I felt every time D.J. Newbill or Tim Frazier, or anyone, picked up a reach-in foul while trying to stop somebody on defense. Nobody on the team, especially Newbill, can afford to continue to rack up fouls next year. Stay in Key points, Page 28

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BEA girls’ track squad eyes improvement By CHRIS MORELLI

WINGATE — A closer look at the Bald Eagle Area High School girls’ track and field team: Coach, years with team — Jeff Jodon, 25th season. Assistant coaches — Ron Hoover, Tim Kasper and Vicki Coffey. Last year’s record — 2-7. Key departures — Marissa Ward and Olivia Hardy. Returning letter winners — Mackenzie Basalla, Alyssa Butterworth, Rylee Butler, Maddie Cingle, Haley Furrow, Abigail Gunsallus, Michelle Kachik, Jordan Gill, Angel Kottwitz, Hannah Park, Rexine Schrum, Cheyenne Smolko, Sarah Van Cise and Sunshine Zimmerman. Strengths — Numbers and experience. Jodon has plenty of returning letter win-

ners on the 2014 roster. Ward was the key departure, as she was the only PIAA qualifier. The Eagles will have to fill her shoes for the long jump. Some of the names to watch include Cingle (distance events and relays) as well as Kachik (sprints and relays). Concerns — Health. Even with plenty of numbers and experience, nothing can bring a team down like injuries. Jodon has to make sure that the Eagles stay as healthy as they possibly can. Outlook — With a wealth of experience back, the Lady Eagles should be able to improve on the 2-7 mark they posted last season. Circle these dates — at West Central Coaches Meet (May 2); at Mountain League Championships (May 7); at District 6 Championships (May 13) at PIAA Championships (May 23 and 24).

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THE BALD EAGLE Area High School girls’ track and field team returns 13 letter winners for the 2014 season. Pictured, front row, from left, are Alyssa Butterworth, Angel Kottwitz, Mackenzie Basalla, Sarah Van Cise, Rylee Butler and Michelle Kachik. Back row, from left, are Hannah Park, Haley Furrow, Abby Gunsallus, Cheyenne Smolko, Maddie Cingle, Jordan Gill and Rexine Schrum. Missing from photo: Sunshine Zimmerman.

State High boys lacrosse team expects more success By CHRIS MORELLI

STATE COLLEGE — A closer look at the State College Area High School boys’ lacrosse squad: Head coach — Jeff King. Assistant coaches — Mark Griffin, Rick Johnson and Vin Tedesco. 2013 record — 8-4 conference, 13-6 overall. Key departures — Andrew Kelly, Cole Schailey and Gavin Rallis. Returning letter winners — PJ Bachman, Brady Franks, Luc Michael, Noah Schwab, Sam Schwab, Jake Knouse and Chris Seighman. Key newcomer — Nate King. Concerns — According to King, the team is extremely

young. The Little Lions will be looking to replace first- and second-All Mid Penn players in Kelly and Schailey. Strengths — The Little Lions return to starters on attack, which should pay immediate dividends. There are several players to watch, including Michael (18 goals and five assists last season) as well as Franks (14 goals and 14 assists last season). Schwab gives the squad a nice stopper in net. Outlook — Despite losing several key players, King has big goals for his squad. “Our goals are to win the Mid-Penn and advance past the first round of the PIAA playoffs,” he said. Circle these dates — at Trinity (April 22); at Hershey (April 29); vs. Upper St. Clair (May 3); vs. Lewisburg (May 8).

THE STATE COLLEGE Area High School boys’ lacrosse team returns seven letter winners for the 2014 season. Pictured, front row, from left, are PJ Bachman, Brady Franks and Luc Michael. Back row, from left, are Noah Schwab, Sam Schwab, Jake Knouse and Chris Seighman.

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If I were Chambers, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d walk up to Dickerson with the roster, point to the spot that indicates he stands 7 feet tall and let him know itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not a typo. The transfer from SMU attempted only 11 free throws all year. Even in limited minutes, thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not enough. Additionally, Dickerson routinely brought the ball down after a rebound, allowing players a foot shorter to cause a jump ball or strip the ball away. With all the talk of player development that surrounds the program, this is a perfect opportunity to show how much a player can grow once he lands at Penn State.

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This probably sounds overly simplistic, but sometimes a player just needs to be the one person on the court to determine the outcome of the game. This happened all the time this past year against Penn State. Everyone knows all the close games the team lost. No one is saying the team wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t competitive, but thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a difference between being competitive and being a contender. Penn State has the resources to be a contender but hasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t risen to that level yet. In Chambersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; press conference at the end of the year, a reporter asked him how he keeps this core together; the question was asked in the context of a couple player transfers, including Jermaine Marshall, who averaged 15 points a game to help guide Arizona State to the NCAA Tournament this season. Chambers referenced the teamâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s unique season: competing in pre-season games in Europe as well as in New York during an early season tournament. He tried different things to keep the guys going and keep them motivated during a particularly long season that started with some practices in July. Whether or not Chambers will have an â&#x20AC;&#x153;I told you so momentâ&#x20AC;? in a year or two, weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll see. In the meantime, he responded to the question by pinning the programâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hopes on the current nucleus. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I like this core, I like this team, and I think we did a lot of incredible things this year,â&#x20AC;? Chambers said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We were very creative and innovative with practice, just doing different things, so hopefully, theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll want to stay. We donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want anybody to go and we like our team, we like where weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re headed. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re close.â&#x20AC;?

Lions to play night game at Michigan By BEN JONES

UNIVERSITY PARK â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Penn State fans will get to see something for the first time in program history this season as the Nittany Lions will face Michigan in Ann Arbor under the lights. The Nittany Lionsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Oct. 11 Big Ten road opener at Michigan has been set for prime time in Ann Arbor for a 7 p.m. ET clash that will air on ESPN or ESPN2. The contest will be Michiganâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s first Big Ten home night game and the third overall in Michigan Stadium history. Both teams will play for the 18th time overall and the second consecutive year in prime time. Penn State has won the last four games against Michigan. The teams will be meeting in Michigan Stadium for the first time since 2009. The two traditional powers are Big Ten East Division rivals starting this season and will play annually. Last seasonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s meeting was about as memorable as games come with a last second catch by Allen Robinson to set up a game tying touchdown and what would be a triple overtime thriller won by Bill Beltonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s short run to secure a 43-40 victory. The Michigan game is the Nittany Lionsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; second announced kick time for the upcoming season. Penn Stateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Aug. 30 season opener vs. UCF in the Croke Park Classic will begin at 1:30 p.m. in Dublin; 8:30 a.m. ET. Penn State will be playing the first international game in its 128-year history.


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Coach Franklin confident in PSU defensive front By BEN JONES

Deion Barnes will anchor the defensive line at the end position hoping to put together a junior season much like his Big Ten Freshman of The Year campaign. C.J Olaniyan will hold down the other defensive end position after closing out 2013 strong with Carl Nassib, Brad Bars, and Garrett Sickels all waiting in the wings. On the interior of the line Penn State will have to replace NFL hopeful DaQuan Jones, but Franklin seems hopeful that junior Tarow Barney and some younger players will be putting in big minutes for him this fall. “The move that we made to move some guys from defensive line to offensive line affected us a little bit,” Franklin said “But we did that because we have a lot of confidence in Tarow Barney and Antoine White, the freshman who just came in for us. We have confidence in them and they’re going


UNIVERSITY PARK — “We have some depth, especially on the defensive line,” James Franklin said on Saturday following practice. Depth hasn’t been a word spoken too often around the Lasch Football Building this spring as the Nittany Lions fill holes in the starting rotation across the board. Some of those issues come from scholarship restrictions finally taking their toll on the program while other issues are just the nature of spring practice. Players will always come and go and filling empty slots is always priority No.1 heading into the next season. But on the defensive front Penn State is already feeling pretty good about itself. And it should.


plenty of new faces taking up roles down the line from him. Unfortunately for Penn State fans, the Blue White game may not be the best way to tell how the line is coming along. Franklin plans on the line wearing a grey jersey for the event and having two offensive lines playing in the game. But since depth is such an issue at that position, don’t be surprised if defensive coordinator Bob Shoop stays away from bringing eightman blitzes and high contact defensive fronts to the table next Saturday. The Blue White game’s generally vanilla run of play can only give fans and onlookers a glimpse at what issues may or may not exist this fall. But if things go as they have been the past three weeks of spring practice, fans won’t have to worry that the defensive line is one of those issues.

to have to play a lot of minutes for us.” “So the fact that they’re doing a good job allows us to move guys around to offense and we’ve still got pretty good depth there. We’ve got about two and a half to three deep at defensive tackle.” Aside from Barney and White, junior Anthony Zettel will play a major role at tackle with Austin Johnson and Parker Cothren in the mix as well. Those moves that Franklin has made, Derek Dowrey and Brian Gaia moving to the offensive side of the ball has been a critical one as the Nittany Lions are still extremely thin at the offensive line position. The loss of Miles Dieffenbach to a knee injury has only exacerbated the situation as Penn State moves into the summer. The Nittany Lions bring back some experience on the offensive front chiefly Donovan Smith at left tackle but there are



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‘Godspell’ gets a makeover in local producation By ANNE WALKER

STATE COLLEGE — “Godspell,” the groovy, rockin’ musical that lit up the early 70s gets a fresh look this week, thanks to Cavalry Baptist Church, The State Theatre and director Jonathan Hetler. “And just in time for Easter,” Hetler said. The show will open Thursday, April 10, and run through Sunday, April 13, at the State Theatre. “Godspell” tells the story of Jesus Christ and his last days, based on the Gospel according to St. Matthew. The Stephen Schwartz score includes popular tunes like “Prepare Ye the Way of the Lord,” “Day by Day” and “When Will Thou Save the People?” In Hetler’s version, a motley crew of rag-tag street people, ranging in ages from 10 to 50, discovers an abandoned theater and its treasure trove of props, old wardrobe, scaffolding and mannequins. Although comprised of individuals from diverse backgrounds and beliefs, the group

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also discovers a sense of community as the members perform a series of skits interpreting biblical parables. The cast brings a refreshing energy to a show that could easily have become cliché over the years. Strong vocals, with effortless, flowing harmonies, bring new vitality to the familiar songs. And, although the subject matter retains its spiritual overtones, it never resorts to proselytizing. In fact, Hetler and his cast have found a unique balance of reverence and levity. “It’s not meant to convert people,” Hetler emphasized. In addition to musical talent, the cast of 13 have a great sense of timing, which brings out the humor in the show. “We’re using old vaudeville acts to act out the parables,” Hetler explained. “We incorporate things like barrel jumping, ventriloquist acts and contortionists.” Jesus, played by Andrew Druckenmiller, even gets to perform some sleight-of-hand. This production also touches on current issues and public figures. Donald Trump gets a mention, as does a demand for a character’s birth certificate. And a single mother, trailed throughout by two children, gets caught in adultery. According to Hetler, the diversity of the individuals in the cast comes through in the way each performer chooses to portray his or her character. And the actors, like the fictional people they play onstage, have found ways to express their humanity while coming together to form a community.

Trio to perform West African-influenced jazz UNIVERSITY PARK — West Africanborn jazz guitarist Lionel Loueke has been called “fearless” and his music “warm and evocative.” The Lionel Loueke Trio, making its Penn State debut, performs at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 23, in University Park’s Schwab Auditorium. Loueke grew up in the tiny country of Benin, but the terrain he covers in his music is vast. A graduate of Paris’ American School of Modern Music and Boston’s Berklee College of Music, Loueke was mentored by jazz greats Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter and Terrence Blanchard through his studies at the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz. Loueke combines harmonic complexity, soaring melody, a deep knowledge of African folk forms and conventional and extended guitar techniques to create a sound of his own. “I flipped,” Hancock said of his introduction to Loueke. “I’d never heard any guitar player play anything close to what I was hearing from him. There was no territory that was forbidden and he was fearless.” He has performed with Hancock’s quartet and Blanchard’s sextet. The guitarist’s band for the Penn State concert features bassist Michael Olatuja and drummer Mark Guiliana. Loueke, who didn’t start playing the guitar until he was 17, was inspired by the music of guitar great George Benson. “Heritage” is his most recent album as a bandleader. “I called this album ‘Heritage’ because I’ve been blessed by all different parts of the world, and most of the songs reflect that,” Loueke said. “Mr. Loueke,” wrote a New York Times reviewer, “is a gentle virtuoso.” Artistic Viewpoints, an informal moderated discussion featuring Loueke, is offered in Schwab one hour before the performance and is free for ticket holders. Spats Café and Speakeasy sponsors the presentation. Tickets can be purchased online at or by phone at (814) 863-0255. Outside the local calling area, dial (800) ARTS-TIX. Tickets are also available at four State College locations: Eisenhower Auditorium (weekdays, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.), Penn State Downtown Theatre

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JAZZ GUITARIST Lionel Loueke leads his trio in concert at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 23, in University Park’s Schwab Auditorium. Loueke, a native of Benin who studied jazz in France and the United States, is known for combining elements of West African and American musical traditions. 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. Complimentary round-trip shuttle service is provided between the Eisenhower Parking Deck and Schwab. Patrons may board the shuttle in the area between the parking deck and the Eisenhower Auditorium rear loading dock. The first shuttle leaves Eisenhower at 6:05 p.m., followed by others every 20 minutes until 7:05 p.m. After the concert, the shuttle makes as many trips as necessary to return riders to Eisenhower. Find the Center for the Performing Arts on Facebook at pscpa.

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THE CAST OF the local production of “Godspell,” which opens at The State Theatre today and runs through Sunday, April 13. “Everyone gets to be themselves,” Hetler said. When a cast so obviously has fun with the material, the audience can’t help but

get carried along. With the wit, the vocals and the funky props, this genesis of “Godspell” offers something that will resonate with everyone.

Professor to join ‘Conversations from Penn State’ UNIVERSITY PARK — John Sanchez is the only American Indian faculty member at Penn State. An associate professor in the College of Communications, specializing in news media ethics and American Indians in the news media, Sanchez will join veteran host Patty Satalia on the next episode of WPSUTV’s “Conversations from Penn State.” Satalia and Sanchez will discuss the impact of stereotypes in the mainstream media on American Indian identity. Sanchez previously served as the academic director of the American Indian Leadership program at American University. Under his supervision, this program was recognized as one of the top five in the country by President Bill Clinton’s panel on race initiatives. Sanchez is the coordinator of the annual New Faces of an Ancient People Traditional American Indian Powwow. He serves on the executive boards of the Committee on Institutional Cooperation American Indian Studies Consortium, the American Native Press Archives and as a consultant to the board of directors of the American Indian Policy and Media Initiative. He also is co-editor of the textbook

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JOHN SANCHEZ, a professor in the College of Communications at Penn State, will be on an upcoming episode of “Conversations from Penn State.” The episode can be viewed online. “American Indians and the Mass Media.” “Conversations from Penn State” offers thoughtful, in-depth exchanges with a broad range of remarkable people. In many cases, their trailblazing work has advanced their field, drawing national and worldwide attention. “Conversations from Penn State: American Indian Identity in the 21st Century” can be viewed online at

Womack earns first place honors for ‘Playing the Angel’ novel ALTOONA — Kenneth Womack has earned first place honors in the contemporary fiction category from the Texas Association of Authors for his novel “Playing the Angel,” which was published by Stephen F. Austin State University Press in August. Womack will receive the award in October during the Texas Book Festival. Womack is Penn State Altoona’s senior associate dean for academic affairs, as well as the Penn State Laureate for the 2013-14 academic year. He is the author of two other novels: “John Doe No. 2 and the Dreamland Motel” (2010), which earned ForeWord Reviews’ Bronze Award for Literary Fiction, and “The Restaurant at the End of the World”

(2012), which won the Gold Medal in the Independent Publisher Book Awards for Regional Fiction. Womack is also the author or editor of numerous works of nonfiction, including “Long and Winding Roads: The Evolving Artistry of the BeaKENNETH tles” (2007) and “The WOMACK Cambridge Companion to the Beatles” (2009), which was named as The Independent’s Music Book of the Year.

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Thursday, April 10 through Wednesday, April 16 ALLEN STREET GRILL, 100 W. COLLEGE AVE., STATE COLLEGE, (814) 231-4745 Thursday, April 10 Bill Filer, 10:30 p.m.-1 a.m. Friday, April 11 Bill Filer, 10:30 p.m.-1 a.m. Saturday, April 12 Bill Filer, 10:30 p.m.-1 a.m. AMERICAN ALE HOUSE, 821 CRICKLEWOOD DRIVE, STATE COLLEGE, (814) 237-9701
 Thursday, April 10 Domenick Swentosky, 8-11 p.m. Friday, April 11 Tommy Wareham, 6-8 p.m. and 9 p.m.-midnight Saturday, April 12 Tommy Wareham, 8 p.m.-midnight Sunday, April 13 Ted and Molly, 8-10 p.m. Wednesday, April 16 Scott Mangene, 8-10:30 p.m. THE ARENA BAR & GRILL, 1521 MARTIN ST., STATE COLLEGE, (814) 237-8833 Friday, April 11 Gas Station Disco, 10:30 p.m. Saturday, April 12 Big Daddy Bangers, 10:30 p.m. BAR BLEU, 112 S. GARNER ST., STATE COLLEGE, (814) 237-0374 Thursday, April 10 Velveeta, 10:30 p.m. Friday, April 11 Lowjack, 10:30 p.m. Saturday, April 12 Ted McCloskey & The Hi Fi’s, 10:30 p.m. BILL PICKLE’S TAP ROOM, 106 S. ALLEN ST., STATE COLLEGE, (814) 272-1172 Friday, April 11 Bill Filer, 5-7 p.m. THE BREWERY, 233 E. BEAVER AVE., STATE COLLEGE, (814) 237-2892 Wednesday, April 16 Karaoke, 9:30 p.m. CAFE 210 WEST, 210 W. COLLEGE AVE., STATE COLLEGE, (814) 237-3449 Thursday, April 10 Public Domain, 10:30 p.m. CHUMLEY’S, 108 W. COLLEGE AVE., STATE COLLEGE, (814) 238-4446 Thursday, April 10 Kelly Countermine & guests, 8-11 p.m. Saturday, April 12 Arthur Goldstein, 8-10 p.m. Sunday, April 13 Harold Taddy’s open mic and variety showcase, 8 p.m. CLEM’S ROADSIDE BAR & GRILL/TOAST, 1405 S. ATHERTON ST., STATE COLLEGE, (814) 2377666 Thursday, April 10 Kate and Natalie, 9 p.m. (Toast) Friday, April 11 Bodacious B, 9 p.m. Saturday, April 12 Scott Mangene, 9 p.m. Monday, April 14 Open Mic with Harold Taddy, 9 p.m. (Toast) ELK CREEK CAFÉ AND ALEWORKS, 100 W. MAIN ST., MILLHEIM, (814) 349-8850 Thursday, April 10 Richard Sleigh & friends, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 12 Dave Bielanko & Christine Smith, 8 p.m. Sunday, April 13 The Carper Family, 5 p.m. THE GAMBLE MILL, 160 DUNLAP ST., BELLEFONTE, (814) 355-7764 Friday, April 11 Mark and Roy, 6 p.m., Biscuit Jam, 8:30 p.m. Saturday, April 12 Sean Farley Band, 7-9 p.m. Sunday, April 13 Kris Kehr, 5-7 p.m. GOVERNORS PUB, 211 W. HIGH ST., BELLEFONTE, (814) 353-1008 Thursday, April 10 JT Blues, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 16 Biscuit Jam, 6:30 p.m. HOME D PIZZERIA/ROBIN HOOD BREWING CO., 1820 S. ATHERTON ST., STATE COLLEGE, (814) 237-7777 Friday, April 11 Chris Good, 7:30-10:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 16 Outpost Echo, 7-10 p.m. INDIGO, 112 W. COLLEGE AVE., STATE COLLEGE, (814) 234-1031 Friday, April 11 DJ Keigo and Nammo, 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Saturday, April 12 DJ Kid A.V., 9 p.m.-2 a.m. INFERNO BRICK OVEN & BAR, 340 E. COLLEGE AVE., STATE COLLEGE, (814) 237-5718 Thursday, April 10 DJ Kid A.V., 10 p.m. Friday, April 11 DJ Kyle Anthony, 10 p.m. Saturday, April 12 DJ Ca$hous, 10 p.m. OTTO’S PUB & BREWERY, 2286 N. ATHERTON ST., STATE COLLEGE, (814) 867-OTTO Friday, April 11 Miss Melanie and The Valley Rats, 9-11 p.m. Saturday, April 12 Kevin Briggs, 9-11 p.m. THE PHYRST, 111 E. BEAVER AVE., STATE COLLEGE, (814) 238-1406 Thursday, April 10 Lowjack, 8 p.m., Maxwell Strait, 10:30 p.m.-2 a.m. Friday, April 11 Dominic & Noah, 8-10 p.m. Ted & the Hi-Fi’s, 10:30 pm-2 a.m. Saturday, April 12 Lowjack, 10:30 p.m.-2 a.m. Wednesday, April 16 Go Go Gadget, 10:30 p.m. THE RATHSKELLER, 108 S. PUGH ST., STATE COLLEGE, (814) 237-3858 Friday, April 11 Brian Lubrecht, 8 p.m., Mr. Hand, 10:30 p.m. THE SALOON, 101 HEISTER ST., STATE COLLEGE, (814) 234-0845 Thursday, April 10 My Hero Zero, 10 p.m. Friday, April 11 John and Adam, 8-10 p.m., Velveeta, 10:30 p.m. Saturday, April 12 Velveeta, 4 p.m., Mike Stockdale, 8 p.m., Mr. Hand, 10:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 15 Shake Shake Shake, 10:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 16 His Boy Elroy, 10:30 p.m. ZENO’S PUB, 100 W. COLLEGE AVE., STATE COLLEGE, (814) 237-4350 Thursday, April 10 Nightcrawlers, 10:30 p.m. Friday, April 11 AAA Blues Band, 7 p.m., Spider Kelly, 10:30 p.m. Saturday, April 12 Harold Taddy, 8 p.m., Pure Cane Sugar, 10:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 15 Natalie Berrena, 10 p.m. Wednesday, April 16 The Cave Tones, 11 p.m. Z BAR AND THE DELI RESTAURANT, 113 HIESTER ST., STATE COLLEGE, (814) 237-5710 Sunday, April 13 Jay Vonada Jazz Trio, noon-2 p.m. — Compiled by Marjorie S. Miller Schedules subject to change. Call the venue for details. The Centre County Gazette is committed to providing readers with a complete list of upcoming live entertainment in Centre County. If your establishment provides live entertainment and would like to have it listed free in the Gazette, simply email listings to mmiller@centre

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WORLD-RENOWNED feminist artist Judy Chicago delivered a strong message on the future of art education when she recently spoke at Penn State.

Judy Chicago urges a new way of looking at art education By HARRY ZIMBLER

UNIVERSITY PARK — World-renowned feminist artist Judy Chicago delivered a strong message on the future of art education at the university level during a recent symposium held at the Berg Auditorium on the Penn State campus. In introducing Chicago, Barbara Korner, dean of the College of Arts and Architecture, noted that the artist has donated her art education collection to Penn State. “It is an institutional memory of feminist art for the past 50 years,” stated Korner. “Judy Chicago is an agent of change and reminds us of the profound legacy of the power of art.” Chicago’s most famous work is “The Dinner Party,” now permanently housed in the Brooklyn Museum of Art. The installation was met with great praise as well as intense criticism when it debuted in 1979-80. Chicago saw it as a commentary on the role of women in history, though some art critics dismissed its value as art. “I was inspired by women’s place in history, about women’s equality. Women’s achievements

have repeatedly been erased from history,” she said. For many years, Chicago has taught one-semester-long courses at a variety of universities. The idea was to help art students — especially women — find their own voices. She found that many art professors are hostile to female-centered work. Chicago believes there has been very little honesty about what the art world is really like, particularly for women. “There is an urgent need for a restructuring of college art programs. We need a flexible, adaptable new curriculum,” Chicago said. “We need to demand of ourselves an openness of mind and heart that allows us to face reality.” Celebrating her 75th birthday, Chicago laid out the facts for her audience: There are 918 graduate programs in art in the United States, with 10,000 M.F.A. degrees awarded each year. “There are 40,000 artists walking the streets of New York looking for galleries,” she said. “There is little time for making art. There are only two sources of funding for artists — galleries and academia. The competition is fierce.”

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Bookmobile — Centre County Library Bookmobile is a fully accessible library on wheels. Look for it in your community and join Miss Laura for story times, songs and fun. Visit the website at www.centrecounty for days and times. Tax Assistance — Schlow Centre Region Library will host a Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program for low- and moderate-income individuals and families, Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. by appointment through Friday, April 11, at 211. S Allen St., State College. For more information, call (814) 355-6816. Exhibit — “Out of Here,” an exhibition of work by students in special topics courses relating to Judy Chicago, will be on display in Art Alley in the HUB-Robeson Galleries through Sunday, April 27. Visit www. or call (814) 865-0775. Exhibit — 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 Exhibit — British watercolors from the Permanent Collection will be featured at the Palmer Museum of Art through Sunday, May 4. The museum is open from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Tuesdays through Saturdays, and from noon to 4 p.m. on Sundays. For more information, visit www.palmer Exhibit — The Palmer Museum of Art will feature “Forging Alliances” through Sunday, May 11. This exhibition draws on the Palmer Museum’s collection of postWWII mingei ceramics. The museum is open from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Tuesdays through Saturdays, and from noon to 4 p.m. on Sundays. For more information, visit Exhibit — The Palmer Museum of Art will feature the exhibition “Surveying Judy Chicago: Five Decades” through Sunday, May 11. The exhibit charts Chicago’s remarkable and ongoing career. Museum hours are from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Tuesdays through Saturdays, and from noon to 4 p.m. on Sundays. For more information, visit or Exhibit — “The Art of Adornment” will be on display through Sunday, May 25, in the Windows of the World Gallery at the Bellefonte Art Museum for Centre County, 133 N. Allegheny St., Bellefonte. Gallery hours are 1 to 4:30 p.m., Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Call (814) 355-4280 or visit Exhibit — Work by Holly Fritchman will be on display through Saturday, May 31, 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.bellefonte Exhibit — Work by Stephen Althouse will be on display through Saturday, May 31 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. Exhibit — “Challenge Yourself” by Judy Chicago will be on display through Friday, June 13, in the Paterno Special Collections Library, University Park. Visit www. Summer Camp Registration — Registration for “Boot Camp for Kids” at the Pennsylvania Military Museum will be open until Friday, July 25. This camp, being held on Saturday, Aug. 2, will simulate the boot camp experience for boys and girls ages 8 to 13. To register, visit www. or call (814) 466-6263. History/Genealogy — Learn about local history and genealogy with expert researchers at the Centre County Library and Historical Museum’s Pennsylvania 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) 3551516 or visit


Meeting — The Centre County Triad will meet from 8:30 a.m. to noon at Centre LifeLink EMS, 125 Puddintown Road, State College. This month’s discussion will be able elderly safety. Call (814) 238-2524 or (908) 902-3122. Exhibit — Penn State M.F.A. Graduate Thesis Exhibition 7 will take place at the Zoller Gallery, University Park. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, visit Story Time — Preschoolers can enjoy stories and songs at the Thursday story time from 10:30 to 10:50 a.m. at Discovery Space, 112 W. Foster Ave., Suite 1, State College. Story times are free with paid admission. Call (814) 234-0200 or email info@ Children’s Program — Preschoolers ages 3–5 can work on science-themed activities with “Science Adventures” from 11 to 11:30 a.m. at Discovery Space, 112 W. Foster Ave., Suite 1, State College. Today’s theme is “Testing Ideas.” Activities are free with paid admission. Call (814) 234-0200, email or visit Seminar — Research Unplugged will present “4th Rock from the Sun: Exploring the Mysteries of Mars” at 12:30 p.m. at the Schlow Centre Region Library, 211 S. Allen St., State College. James Kasting with the Penn State Geosciences Department will discuss Mars. Visit Craft Class — The Centre County Library and Historical Museum will host “Hooks & Needles,” an adult craft class, from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at 200 Allegheny St., Bellefonte. Call (814) 355-1516 or visit Program — Centre County Library’s systems and emerging technology librarian will give classes and tips on topics such as Facebook, e-readers, smart phones, tablets and other devices. “Facebook Revisited” will take place from 1 to 2 p.m. and 5 to 6 p.m., and “Drop-In Gadget Crash Course” will take place from 2 to 3 p.m. and 6 to 7 p.m. at 109 W. Beryl St., Centre Hall. Call (814) 355-1516 or visit www. Story Time — Holt Memorial Library will have preschool story time from 2 to 3 p.m. at 17 N. Front St., Philipsburg. Today’s theme is “Hopping to It.” Call (814) 342-1987 or visit www.centrecounty Children’s Program — The Centre County Library and Historical Museum will host its Lego club from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. at 200 Allegheny St., Bellefonte. Call (814) 355-1516 or visit www.centrecounty Teen Program — Schlow Centre Region Library will host a comic club for high school students from 3:30 to 5 p.m. in the Musser Room, 211 S. Allen St., State College. Visit Family Program — Holt Memorial Library will host “It’s Elementary,” a series of activities and presentations for elementary school students and their families, from 6 to 7 p.m. at 17 N. Front St., Philipsburg. Tonight’s theme is “Elementary Craft Night: Create a Unique Craft.” Call (814) 342-1987 or visit Embroidery Club — An embroidery club will meet from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the Sun Room, Schlow Centre Region Library, 211 S. Allen St., State College. All skill levels are welcome. Call (814) 237-6236. Musical — Calvary Church presents “Godspell,” the story of a unique reflection on the life of Jesus, with messages of kindness, community and love, at 7:30 p.m. at The State Theatre, 130 W. College Ave., State College. Tickets can be purchased by calling (814) 272-0606 or visiting www. Lecture — Elise Moore, an international Christian speaker and healer, will present “The Healing Power of the Bible,” at 7:30 p.m. at the First Church of Christ, Scientist, 617 E. Hamilton Ave., State College. Play — The Next Stage presents George Bernard Shaw’s “Don Juan in Hell” at 8 p.m. at The State Theatre, 130 W. College Ave., State College. Tickets can be purchased by calling (814) 272-0606 or visiting Performance — Musica Nova I, new music by Penn State composers, will take place at 8 p.m. at Esber Recital Hall, University Park. Visit


Exhibit — Penn State M.F.A. Graduate Thesis Exhibition 7 will take place at the Zoller Gallery, University Park. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, visit Developmental Screenings — Strawberry Fields professionals will administer developmental screenings for children from 9:30 a.m. to noon at 200 N. Allegheny St., Bellefonte. Call (814) 355-1516 or visit Line Dancing — Centre Region Parks and Recreation presents line dancing at 10:50 a.m. at the Centre Region Senior Center, 131 S. Fraser St., No.1, State College. No experience necessary or partners needed. Call (814) 231-3076. Farmers’ Market — The Downtown State College Farmers’ Market will take place at 11:30 a.m. in the State College Municipal Building, 243 S. Allen St., State College. For more information, visit www. Seminar — Mount Nittany Medical Center will host an affordable housing program for first-time home buyers from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in Conference Rooms 2 and 3 at 1800 E. Park Ave., State College. Participants include Centre County FirstTime Home Buyer Program, Centre County Housing and Land Trust, Habitat for Humanity, National Penn Bank, Reliance Bank, State College Borough First-Time Home Buyer Program, State College Community Land Trust and Temporary Housing Foundation First-Time Home Buyer Program. Call the State College Community Land Trust at (814) 234-8390 or email Dinner — St. John’s Catholic Church will have a Lenten seafood and pizza dinner from 4 to 7 p.m. at 134 E. Bishop St., Bellefonte. Dinners include a choice of haddock, cod, shrimp, salmon or pizza with a vegetable, macaroni and cheese, stewed tomatoes, coleslaw, applesauce or fruit cocktail. Film — “Film Forward: Advancing Cultural Dialogue” will take place with a viewing of “If You Build It” at 5:30 p.m. in the Historic Rowland Theater, 127 N. Front St., Philipsburg. Following the viewing, there will be a Q&A session with the film’s producer, Christine O’Malley. Film Forward is a touring program that uses the power of cinema to promote broader cultural understanding, inspire curiosity and enhance awareness of shared stories and values. Call (814) 355-1516. Performance/Workshop — The Central Pennsylvania Music Teachers Association presents Forrest Kinney and “The Four Arts of Music and the Joy of Creativity,” a concert and workshop, at 7 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church, 2221 N. Oak Lane, State College. Kinney is an improviser, arranger, author and composer. Musical — Calvary Church presents “Godspell,” the story of a unique reflection on the life of Jesus, with messages of kindness, community and love, at 7:30 p.m. at The State Theatre, 130 W. College Ave., State College. Tickets can be purchased by calling (814) 272-0606 or visiting www. Play — The Next Stage presents George Bernard Shaw’s “Don Juan in Hell” at 8 p.m. at The State Theatre, 130 W. College Ave., State College. Tickets can be purchased by calling (814) 272-0606 or visiting


Craft Fair/Egg Hunt — New Hope United Methodist Church will have a spring craft fair and egg hunt from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 1089 E. College Ave., Bellefonte. The egg hunt will begin at 11 a.m. followed by pictures with the Easter Bunny at 1 p.m. There will also be food and more than 20 craft vendors. Children’s Program — “World Stories Alive: Tales in Many Tongues,” for children ages 3–8 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 Arabic. For more information, visit www. Race — The 8th annual Walk/Run of Faith 5K and King of the Hills Challenge 10K will take place at 10 a.m. and begin at the Bellefonte Middle School, 100 N. School St., Bellefonte. Race day registration will be from 8:30 to 9:45 a.m. Proceeds will benefit the Bellefonte FaithCentre Food Bank and the Pet Food Bank. Visit to register.

Farmers’ Market — The Millheim Farmers’ Market will take place at 10 a.m. at the Old Gregg School, 106 School St., Spring Mills. For more information, visit Children’s Program — Holt Memorial Library will host “Sensory Story Time,” a program for children ages 3–10, 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 Exhibit — The Rhoneymeade Arboretum and Sculpture Garden, will feature artist Nancy Cleaver, with word mandalas and an interactive peace mandala, from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. on Rimmey Road, Centre Hall. Visit Children’s Program — The Go Club, for children ages 12 and up, will meet to do arts and crafts and play games from 1:30 to 5 p.m. in the Sun Room at Schlow Centre Region Library, State College. Visit www. 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. Dinner — New Hope Lutheran Church will have a pork loin dinner from 4:30 to 7 p.m. at 119 Cobblestone Court, Spring Mills. This event is eat in or take out. Gala — The 2014 Gala for HOPE will take place at 6 p.m. at General Potter Farm, 2843 General Potter Highway, Potter Mills. Proceeds will benefit the HOPE Fund of Penns Valley, a Christian-based, nondenominational, non-profit organization dedicated to helping others. Bingo — Snow Shoe EMS will host bingo at 7 p.m. at 492 W. Sycamore St., Snow Shoe. Doors open at 5 p.m. Musical — Calvary Church presents “Godspell,” the story of a unique reflection on the life of Jesus, with messages of kindness, community and love, at 7:30 p.m. at The State Theatre, 130 W. College Ave., State College. Tickets can be purchased by calling (814) 272-0606 or visiting www. Play — The Next Stage presents George Bernard Shaw’s “Don Juan in Hell” at 8 p.m. at The State Theatre, 130 W. College Ave., State College. Tickets can be purchased by calling (814) 272-0606 or visiting


Event — The Rhoneymeade Arboretum and Sculpture Garden will feature artist Nancy Cleaver, with word mandalas and an interactive peace mandala, from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. on Rimmey Road, Centre Hall. Visit Family Activity — Participate in the “Block Party,” family fun with blocks and Legos, from 2 to 4 p.m. in the Downsbrough Community Room at Schlow Centre Region Library, 211 S. Allen St., State College. Playing with blocks can help support your child’s development in the areas of social and emotional development, physical development, cognitive development and language development. For more information, contact the Children’s Department at (814) 235-7817. Support Group — The Ostomy Support Group of the Central Counties will meet from 2 to 3 p.m. at Mount Nittany Medical Center, 1800 E. Park Ave., State College. This support group will provide education and information to those who have or will have intestinal or urinary diversions. Call (814) 234-6195. Performance — The Oriana Singers will perform at 2 p.m. at Esber Recital Hall, University Park. Visit up/orianasingers. Play — The Next Stage presents George Bernard Shaw’s “Don Juan in Hell” 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 Performance — Penn State faculty flutist Naomi Seidman and cellist Jonathan Dexter will perform at 3 p.m. at Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Centre County, 780 Waupelani Drive, State College. The pair will be joined by pianist Hannah Shields and bassoonist Daryl Durran. Call (814) 237-7605. Musical — Calvary Church presents “Godspell,” the story of a unique reflection on the life of Jesus, with messages of What’s Happening, Page 34

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What’s Happening, from page 33 kindness, community and love, 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. Performance — The Concert Choir will perform at 4 p.m. in Esber Recital Hall, University Park. Visit


Volunteering — Bellefonte Area Mission Central HUB will be open from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Trinity United Methodist Church, 128 W. Howard St., Bellefonte. Call (814) 355-9425. Exhibit — Penn State M.F.A. Graduate Thesis Exhibition 7 will take place at the Zoller Gallery, University Park. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, visit Story Time — The Centre County Library and Historical Museum will have toddler story time from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at 200 Allegheny St., Bellefonte. Today’s theme is “PA One Book.” Call (814) 3551516 or visit Story Time — The Centre Hall Branch Library will have preschool story time from 10:30 to 11 a.m. at 109 W. Beryl St., Centre Hall. Today’s theme is “Easter.” Call (814) 364-2580 or visit www.centrecounty Line Dancing — Centre Region Parks and Recreation presents line dancing at 10:50 a.m. at the Centre Region Senior Center, 131 S. Fraser St., No.1, State College. No experience necessary or partners needed. Call (814) 231-3076. Children’s Program — Centre Region Parks and Recreation will offer a coed field hockey program for third through sixth graders from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Penn State Field Hockey Complex, University Park. This event is provided in cooperation with the Penn State Lady Lions field hockey team. Call (814) 231-3071 or visit Garden Club — Holt Memorial Library will host a garden club from 6 to 7 p.m. at 17 N. Front St., Philipsburg. Call (814) 3421987 or visit Bingo — The State College Knights of Columbus will host bingo at 7 p.m. at 850

Stratford Drive, State College. Practice/Performance — The Nittany Knights will perform a capella barbershop songs at 7:15 p.m. at the South Hills School of Business and Technology, 480 Waupelani Drive, State College. For more information, call (814) 777-7455, visit www. or email jimkerhin@ Performance — The Trombone Choir will perform at 8 p.m. at Esber Recital Hall, University Park. Visit


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 7 will take place at the Zoller Gallery, University Park. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, visit Story Time — Holt Memorial Library will have a toddler story time from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at 17 N. Front St., Philipsburg. Call (814) 342-1987 or visit www.centre 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 “PA One Book.” Call (814) 3551516 or visit Children’s Program — The Centre Hall Branch Library will host a program for home-schooled students in grades 6–12 from 1:30 to 3 p.m. at 109 W. Beryl St., Centre Hall. Through reading “Whatever Happened to Penny Candy?” by Richard Maybury, students will learn the basics of economics. Today’s theme is “Getting Rich Quick.” Call (814) 364-2580 or visit www. 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 greens and root vegetables, meats, dairy items, breads and apples. Lecture — The Penn State School of Visual Arts presents Elizabeth Olbert, guest speaker for the Anderson Endowment Lecture, at 4:30 p.m. at the Palmer Museum of




Art, University Park. Visit www.sova.psu. edu. Yoga Class — A gentle yoga class will take place from 5 to 6 p.m. at the Howard United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, 144 W. Main St., Howard. The class is designed to have all flows on the floor. Gain flexibility and strength and leave feeling calm, open and rejuvenated. Call Kathie at (814) 625-2852 or email kathieb1@ Class — The “Life With Diabetes” class series will take place from 5:30 to 8 p.m. in Conference Rooms 1 and 2 at Mount Nittany Medical Center, 1800 E. Park Ave., State College. This class series will teach those living with or knowing someone living with diabetes how to manage the diagnosis. Call (814) 231-7194 or email hharpster@ to register. Meeting — The Centre County Government Planning Commission will meet at 6 p.m. at the Willowbank Building, 420 Holmes St., Bellefonte. Call (814) 355-6791. Book Club — Mother and Daughter Book Club will take place from 6 to 7 p.m. in the Children’s Activity Room at Schlow Centre Region Library, 211 S. Allen St., State College. The book to be discussed this month is “The Witch of Blackbird Pond” by Elizabeth George. Call the Children’s Department at (814) 235-7817 to register. Yoga Class — A basics level yoga class will take place from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Howard United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, 144 W. Main St., Howard. The class is intended for those who may have had some prior yoga experience. Gain flexibility and strength and leave feeling calm, open and rejuvenated. Call Kathie at (814) 625-2852 or email Meeting — The Bellefonte Garden Club will meet at 6:30 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall, 203 N. Spring St., Bellefonte. All interested gardeners are welcome. Author Talk/Book Signing — “Packing for Mars” author Mary Roach will discuss her award-winning book at 7 p.m. in the HUB-Robeson Auditorium, University Park. A book signing will follow the discussion. Visit 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. Class — Mount Nittany Medical Center presents “A Joint Venture,” a free class about hip and knee replacements, from 7 to 8 p.m. at 1800 E. Park Ave., State College. Call (814) 278-4810 or email vcoakley@ Performance — Musica Nova II, new music by Penn State composers, will take place at 8 p.m. at Esber Recital Hall, University Park. Visit








Story Time — The Centre County Library and Historical Museum will have baby book time from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at 200 Allegheny St., Bellefonte. Book themes will vary throughout April. Call (814) 3551516 or visit Exhibit — Penn State M.F.A. Graduate Thesis Exhibition 7 will take place at the Zoller Gallery, University Park. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, visit Story Time — The Centre County Library and Historical Museum will have preschool story time from 10:30 to 11 a.m. at 200 Allegheny St., Bellefonte. Today’s theme is “PA One Book.” Call (814) 3551516 or visit Story Time — Holt Memorial Library will have preschool story time from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at 17 N. Front St., Philipsburg. Today’s theme is “Spring Holidays.” Call (814) 342-1987 or visit www.centrecounty Children’s Program — Children ages 6 months old to 2 years old can explore science through books and movement during “Baby Explorers” from 10:30 to 11 a.m. at Discovery Space, 112 W. Foster Ave., Suite 1, State College. Activities are free with paid admission. Call (814) 234-0200, email or visit www. Line Dancing — Centre Region Parks and Recreation presents line dancing at 10:50 a.m. at the Centre Region Senior Center, 131 S. Fraser St., No.1, State College. No experience necessary or partners

April 10-16, 2014 needed. Call (814) 231-3076. Children’s Program — Schlow Centre Region Library will host “Discovery Days,” where children design their own rainbowstriped sun catchers, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Children’s Department, 211 S. Allen St., State College. Call (814) 235-7817. Performance — The Orpheus Singers will perform “The Art of Music: Sweet Lovers Love the Spring,” directed by Christopher Kiver, at 12:10 p.m. at the Palmer Museum of Art, University Park. Visit www. Seminar — Research Unplugged will present “Ancient Flowers: The Search for the Earth’s Finest Flowering Plants” with Claude DePamphillis, professor of biology at Penn State, at 12:30 p.m. at the Schlow Centre Region Library, 211 S. Allen St., State College. Visit Volunteering — Bellefonte Area Mission Central HUB will be open from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Trinity United Methodist Church, 128 W. Howard St., Bellefonte. Call (814) 355-9425. Comic Club — Schlow Centre Region Library will host a comic club for high school students from 3:30 to 5 p.m. in the Musser Room, 211 S. Allen St., State College. Visit Exhibit — The Celebration of Hope quilt will be on display from 4:30 to 9 p.m. at Grace Lutheran Church, 205 S. Garner St., State College. Call (814) 238-2478. Children’s Program — Centre Region Parks and Recreation will offer a coed field hockey program for third through sixth graders from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Penn State Field Hockey Complex, University Park. This event is provided in cooperation with the Penn State Lady Lions field hockey team. Call (814) 231-3071 or visit Dinner — St. Mark Evangelical Lutheran Church will have a Lenten meal and service beginning at 5:45 p.m. at 160 N. Main St., Pleasant Gap. The service will begin at 7 p.m. Lecture — Thaisa Way, a Stuckerman professor in interdisciplinary design, will give a talk at 6 p.m. at the Stuckerman Family Building Jury Space, University Park. Visit 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. Book Group — The Centre County Library and Historical Museum will host a book discussion group from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at 200 Allegheny St., Bellefonte. Call (814) 355-1516 or visit www.centrecounty Meeting — Celebrate Recovery will meet from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Christ Community Church, 200 Ellis Place, State College. The group uses the “Eight Recovery Principles” with a 12-step approach to help members cope with life’s troubles. For more information, visit or call (814) 234-0711. Performance — “Spirituals, Prophecies and Psalms: A Celebration of Hope” will take place at 7 p.m. at Grace Lutheran Church, 205 S. Garner St., State College. Call (814) 238-2478.


Exhibit — Penn State M.F.A. Graduate Thesis Exhibition 7 will take place at the Zoller Gallery, University Park. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, visit Story Time — Preschoolers can enjoy stories and songs at the Thursday story time from 10:30 to 10:50 a.m. at Discovery Space, 112 W. Foster Ave., Suite 1, State College. Story times are free with paid admission. Call (814) 234-0200 or email info@ Children’s Program — Preschoolers ages 3–5 can work on science-themed activities with “Science Adventures” from 11 to 11:30 a.m. at Discovery Space, 112 W. Foster Ave., Suite 1, State College. Today’s theme is “Testing Ideas.” Activities are free with paid admission. Call (814) 234-0200, email or visit Children’s Activity — Schlow Centre Region Library will host “Discovery Days” where children design their own zoo landscape from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Children’s Department, 211 S. Allen St., State College. Call (814) 235-7817. Craft Class — The Centre County Library and Historical Museum will host “Hooks & Needles,” an adult craft class from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at 200 Allegheny St., Bellefonte. Call (814) 355-1516 or visit — Compiled by Gazette staff

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GROUP MEETINGS The Gazette will publish the regular meeting dates and times for all Centre County social and service groups, organizations, clubs, etc. that have membership open to the public. To be included in the weekly listing send information by Wednesday one week prior to publication to community@centrecountygazette. com or mail to: The Centre County Gazette, Attn: Group Meetings, 403 S. Allen St., State College, PA 16801. Adult Bible Study and Kids Program, offering practical help from the Bible and a fun and productive time for kids, will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesdays at Nittany Baptist Church, 430 Mountain Back Road, Spring Mills. Call (814) 360–1601 or visit www.nittany Adult Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse — Men’s Support Group sponsored by The Centre County Women’s Resource Center, meets from 5:30–7 p.m. Tuesdays. Call (814) 237–5220 ext. 247, email or visit Adult Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse — Women’s Support Group sponsored by The Centre County Women’s Resource Center, meets from 5:30–7 p.m. Wednesdays. Call (814) 237–5220 ext. 247, email or visit ALIVE Teen Club meets at 6 p.m. Sundays at First Baptist Church, 539 Jacksonville Road, Bellefonte. Call (814) 355–5678 or visit Alzheimer’s/Dementia Support Groups meet the first Friday at 1 p.m. and second Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. of every month in the Mount Nittany Dining Room at The Inn at Brookline, 1930 Cliffside Drive, State College. Contact Anne at (814) 234–3141 or or Janie at (814) 235–2000 or for information. AWANA Club meets at 6 p.m. every Sunday at the First Baptist Church, 539 Jacksonville Road, Bellefonte. Activities and Bible lessons will be held for children ages 3 through sixth grade. Materials provided. Call (814) 355–5678 or visit Bald Eagle Grange No. 151 meets at 7 p.m. the first Tuesday of every month at the Grange Hall in Runville. Bald Eagle Watershed Association meets at 9:30 a.m. the third Monday at the Milesburg Borough Building, 416 Front St., Milesburg. Visit The Bald Eagle Area Class of 1959 meets at 6 p.m. the first Wednesday of each month for dinner. Location changes each month. Call Joyce at (814) 383–4337 or email ljt2342@embarqmail. com. Bald Eagle Area Class of 1960 meets for lunch at 11:30 a.m. the third Thursday of every month at The Bestway Restaurant, 1023 N. Eagle Valley Road, Howard. Call Barb (814) 466–6027. Bald Eagle Area Class of 1962 meets for breakfast at 9 a.m. the first Saturday of each month at Bestway Truckstop Restaurant, Route 150, Milesburg. Call Sandy at (814) 387–4218. Bald Eagle Area Class of 1964 meets for breakfast at 9 a.m. the fourth Saturday of the month at the Bestway Restaurant, Route 150, I–80 exit 158, Milesburg. Dinner will be at 5:30 p.m. on the third Friday of the month at the Bellefonte Moose, 125 N. Spring St., Bellefonte. Contact Sue at (814) 625–2132 or bea.1964@ Bald Eagle Area Class of 1965 meets for dinner at 5:30 p.m. the last Friday of each month at Bellefonte Elks, 120 W. High St., Bellefonte. Call Bob at (814) 383–2151. Bellefonte High School Class of 1956 meets for dinner at 5:30 p.m. the second Friday of each month at Bellefonte Elks, 120 W. High St., Bellefonte. Call Kay at (814) 359–2738. Bellefonte High School Class 1967 meets for breakfast at 8:30 a.m. the first Saturday of each month at Sunset West, 521 E. College Ave., Pleasant Gap. The location is subject to change. Call Vic at (814) 360–1948. Bellefonte Elks Lodge meets at 7 p.m. the second and fourth Mondays of each month at Bellefonte Elks, 120 W. High St., Bellefonte. Bellefonte Encampment No. 72 and Ridgeley Canton No. 8 meets at 7 p.m. the second Wednesday of each month, Windmere Hall, 454 Rolling Ridge Drive, State College. Bellefonte Garden Club meets at 6:30 p.m. the third Tuesday of the month at the First Presbyterian Church, 203 N. Spring St., Bellefonte. Visit or call (814) 355–4427. Bellefonte Historical Railroad Society meets at 7 p.m. the first Monday of each month at the Train Station, Talleyrand Park, Bellefonte. Call (814) 355–1053 or visit Bellefonte Kiwanis Club meets at noon Tuesdays at the Moose Club, 125 N. Spring St., Bellefonte. Call Jeff Steiner at (814) 3593233 or email Bellefonte Sunrise Rotary Club meets at 7:30 a.m. Fridays at Diamond Deli, 103 N. Allegheny St., Bellefonte. Call Mary Jane Fisher at (814) 355–5905. Bellefonte Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1600 meets at 8 p.m. the second Thursday of every month at Post Home, Spring Street, Bellefonte. Bellefonte Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1600 Ladies Auxiliary meets at 7 p.m. the second Wednesday of every month at Post Home, Spring Street, Bellefonte. Better Breathers Support Group meets at 2 p.m. the third Thursday every month at HealthSouth Nittany Valley Rehabilitation Hospital, 550 E. College Ave., Pleasant Gap. Call James Williamson, respiratory manager, at (814) 359–3421. Better Breathers is affiliated with the American Lung Association. Business Networking International meets at 7 a.m. Thursdays at Celebration Hall, 2280 Commercial Blvd., State College. Members share ideas, contacts and business referrals. Fee is $10 for room and breakfast. Call Kelly Swisher at (814) 280–1656. Boy Scouts of America BSA Troop 66 meets from 7–8 p.m. every Tuesday at Pleasant Gap United Methodist Church, 179 S. Main St., Pleasant Gap. Email Scoutmaster Bill Weaver at Brain Injury Support Group meets at 7 p.m. the second Tuesday of every month at HealthSouth Nittany Valley Rehabilitation Hospital, 550 E. College Ave., Pleasant Gap. Call Sharon Poorman, nurse manager, at (814) 359–3421. There will be no meetings in January and February. Breast Cancer Support Group meets from 5:30–7 p.m. the first Monday of every month in the ground floor conference rooms, Mount Nittany Medical Center, 1800 E. Park Ave., State College. If the first Monday of the month is a holiday, the meeting will be held on the second Monday of the month. Call Cheri at (814) 231–7005. The Caregivers Support Group of the Cancer Survivors’ Association meets at 10:30 a.m. the first Monday of the month in Conference Room 6, Mount Nittany Medical Center, 1800 E. Park Ave., State College. Catholic Daughters of the Americas social begins at 6:30 p.m. and meets at 7 p.m. the first Thursday of every month at St. John’s Catholic School auditorium, 134 E. Bishop St., Bellefonte. Call (814) 355–7730 or email

Central Pennsylvania Holistic Wellness Group will meet to share and learn about many methods and techniques to support a holistic, homeopathic and spiritual lifestyle from 6:30–8 p.m. the second Wednesday of each month at the Inspired Holistic Wellness, 107 S. Spring St., Bellefonte. Call (814) 883–0957 or visit–pa–holistic– wellnessgroup. The Centre County Down Syndrome Society meets from 7–9 p.m. on the second Thursday of the month in the offices at 111 Sowers St., Suite 504, in State College. Email ccdssociety@gmail. com or visit The Centre County Green Party meets at 7:15 p.m. on the second Thursday of every month at Webster’s Bookstore Café, 133 E. Beaver Ave., State College. Centre County Real Estate Investment Club meets from 7–9 p.m. the third Thursday of every month at RE/MAX Centre Realty, 1375 Martin St., State College. Call (814) 280–5839, email len@ or visit Centre Hall Lions Club meets at 6:30 p.m. the second Tuesday of the month and at 7 p.m. the fourth Tuesday of the month at Centre Hall Lions Club Building, 153 E. Church St., Centre Hall. Centre Line Riders — ABATE of Pennsylvania, Chapter 18 meets at noon the third Saturday of each month at the Centre Hall American Legion, 2928 Penns Valley Pike, Centre Hall. Centre Pieces Quilt Guild meets from 7–9 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month (March through December) at the Mount Nittany Middle School Cafeteria, 656 Brandywine Drive, State College. Visit or call (814) 237–6009. Centre Region Model Investment Club meets at 6:30 p.m. on the second Monday of the month at the Mazza Room, South Hills Business School, 480 Waupelani Drive, State College. Call (814) 234–8775 or email The Centre Region Wargaming and Miniatures Group will meet each week. Meeting times and place changes each week. Join the website to become active:–region– wargaming–and–miniatures–group. The Compassionate Friends Group meets from 7–8:30 p.m. the second Monday of each month at New Hope, 1089 E. College Ave., Bellefonte. TCF is a national nonprofit support organization offering understanding, friendship and hope to families following the death of a child of any age, from any cause. Contact Peg Herbstritt at (814) 574–5997 or email FHA Center for Weight Management and Nutrition hosts a bariatric surgery support group from 6–7 p.m. the third Thursday of each month in Classroom 4, Lewistown Hospital, 400 Highland Ave., Lewistown. Sessions are moderated by Virginia M. Wray. Call (717) 242–7099 or visit Girls of Bald Eagle Area High School Class of 1961 meets at 11:30 a.m. the second Tuesday of each month at the Mt. Valley Diner, 850 S. Eagle Valley Road, Wingate. Call (814) 355–3686. Halfmoon Garden Club meets at 1 p.m. the first Thursday of the month. Membership is open to Halfmoon Township residents. Contact Barbara Fleischer at (814) 693–0188 or barb.fleischer@, or contact Lori Clayton at (814) 692–8077 or lafc30@ Halfmoon Grange No. 290 meets at 7:30 p.m. the first Monday of every month at the Grange Hall in Centennia. Call Diane at (814) 692–4580. Hearing Loss Association of America meets at 7 p.m. the second Monday of each month at Foxdale, 500 E. Marylyn Ave., State College. Learn the latest technology available for hearing loss. Heart Failure Support Group will meet at 4 p.m. the fourth Monday of every month at HealthSouth Nittany Valley Rehabilitation Hospital, 550 E. College Ave., Pleasant Gap. Call Traci Curtorillo, nurse manager, at (814) 359–3421. Heritage Museum Board meets at 7 p.m. the second Thursday of the month at the Boalsburg Municipal Building, Main Street, Boalsburg. Call Dr. Pete Ferretti at (814) 574–0939 or email par2@ I.O.O.F. Centre Lodge #153 meets at 7:30 p.m. the first and third Thursday of each month at I.O.O.F. Lodge Hall, 756 N. Main St., Pleasant Gap. Junior Rockhounds meets at 5 p.m. the third Wednesday of each month in Room 121, Earth and Engineering Sciences Building, University Park. Call (814) 867–6263 or visit www.nittany Keystone Guild of the Watchmakers Association of Pa. meets at 1 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month at Bull Pen Restaurant, Washington Avenue at First Street, Tyrone. Call George at (814) 238–1668. Ladies Grief Support Group meets at 2 p.m. every second and fourth Tuesday at Living Faith Church, 113 Sunset Acres, Milesburg. Call Hazel at (814) 387–4952. Marion Grange 223 meets at 7 p.m. the second Thursday of every month at the Jacksonville Grange Hall. For more information, call Brenda at (814) 383–2796. The Milesburg Lions Club meets at 7 p.m. the first and third Tuesday of every month at Milesburg Center across from Uni– Mart. MOPS, Mothers of Preschoolers, sponsored by New Hope Church, is designed to nurture every mother with children from pregnancy through kindergarten and meets the first and third Thursday of each month at The State College Evangelical Free Church, 1243 Blue Course Drive, State College. Child care is provided for each monthly meeting. Visit www.statecollegemops. com. Mount Nittany Health’s Diabetes Network diabetes support group meets from 10:15–11:15 a.m. the second Wednesday of every month at the Centre Region Senior Center, 131 S. Fraser St., No. 1, State College. Call Carol Clitherow at (814) 231–3076 or visit Multiple Sclerosis Support Group meets at 6 p.m. every third Tuesday at HealthSouth Nittany Valley Rehabilitation Hospital, Outpatient Entrance, 550 E. College Ave., Pleasant Gap. The support group is affiliated with the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Harrisburg office. Call Steve Uberti at (814) 359–3421. National Alliance on Mental Illness meets at 7 p.m. every second Tuesday at South Hills School, State College. June is the last meeting of the summer. Meetings resume in September. Call Dave at (814) 238–1983. The Neuropathy Support Group of Central Pennsylvania will meet at 2 p.m. the fourth Sunday at the Mount Nittany Medical Center, Conference Room 3, 1800 E. Park Ave., State College. Call David Brown at (814) 531–1024. Nittany Knights Barbershop Chorus meets at 7:15 p.m. every Monday at South Hills School, State College. Men who like to sing are welcome. Visit or call Bill at (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. No meetings in June or July. Call (814) 2371094 visit or email Nittany Valley Woodturners meet from 7–9 p.m. every first Thursday in the woodworking shop of State College Area High School, South Building, 650 Westerly Parkway, State College. Email or visit www.visitnittany The Nittany Valley Writers Network meets for an early–risers breakfast at 7 a.m. every third Wednesday at The Waffle Shop, 1610 W. College Ave., State College. The Nittany Valley Writers Network meets from 7–8:30 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month at Schlow Centre Region Library, 211 S. Allen St., State College. Old Gregg School Community and Recreation Center meets at 7 p.m. the first Thursday of every month in Room 106, 106 School St., Spring Mills. Call (814) 422–8582, email ogsrobin@ or visit Parent Support Group for Children with Eating Disorders meets from 7–8 p.m. the second Tuesday of every month in Conference Room 3, Mount Nittany Medical Center, 1800 E. Park Ave., State College. Call Kristie Kaufman at (814) 466–7921. Penns Valley Grange No. 158 meets at 7:30 p.m. the second Thursday of every month in Grange Hall, Railroad Street, Spring Mills. Pleasant Gap Rotary Club meets at 6 p.m. every Thursday at The Oaks, 220 Rachel Drive, Pleasant Gap. Reiki Group will meet from 6:30–8:30 p.m. the first Thursday of the month at Inspired Holistic Wellness, 107 S. Spring St., Bellefonte. Call (814) 883–0957, email beth@inspiredholisticwellness. com or visit RSVP is appreciated. The Romans 12:2 Group meets from 7–8:30 p.m. Mondays at 204 W. High St., Bellefonte. The group is an addictions breakaway program sponsored by Lifegate Baptist Church, and is open to all who are suffering from any form of addiction as well as to family members that may be affected by the addict’s behavior. Call (814) 353–1942. Sacred Harp Singing meets from 7–8:30 a.m. the second and fourth Monday at the University Mennonite Church, 1606 Norma St., State College. Visit The Snow Shoe Lions Club meets at 6:30 p.m. the first and fourth Wednesday of every month at the Moshannon Community Center, Route 144, Snow Shoe. Soroptimist International of Centre County meet at 6 p.m. the first Monday of the month at the Atherton Hotel, 125 S. Atherton St., State College. Call (814) 234–0658 or email hjlaw11@aol. com. State College Area High School Class of ’65 meets for brunch at 10:30 a.m. the second Wednesday of each month at Way’s Fruit Market, 2355 Halfmoon Valley Road, Port Matilda. State College Downtown Rotary Club meets at noon on Thursdays at Damon’s, 1031 E. College Ave., State College. State College Elks Lodge meets at 7:30 p.m. the second and fourth Tuesday of each month at Mountain View Country Club, 100 Elks Club Road, Boalsburg. State College Lions Club meets at 6:15 p.m. the first and third Thursday of the month at Damon’s, 1031 E. College Ave., State College. State College Rotary Club meets at 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays at Nittany Lion Inn, Faculty Staff Lounge, 200 W. Park Ave., University Park. State College Sunrise Rotary Club meets at 7:15 a.m. Wednesdays at Hotel State College, 106 S. Allen St., State College, above The Corner Room. State College Weavers Guild meets from 7:30–9 p.m. on the third Thursday of the month, September through May. Meetings are held in members’ homes. Refreshments are served at 7 p.m. For meeting location, visit www.state or call (814) 234–7344. Support Group for Family & Friends of Childhood Sexual Abuse Survivors, sponsored by The Centre County Women’s Resource Center, meets from 5:30–7 p.m. Mondays. Call (814) 237– 5220 ext. 247, email or visit Stroke Support Group meets at 4 p.m. the last Tuesday of every month at HealthSouth Nittany Valley Rehabilitation Hospital, 550 E. College Ave., Pleasant Gap. There will be no meeting in August and December. Call Caroline Salva–Romero, speech therapy manager, or Linda Meyer, speech–language pathologist, at (814) 359–3421. The Survivors’ Support Group of the Cancer Survivors’ Association meets at 11:30 a.m. the third Monday of the month in Conference Room 3, Mount Nittany Medical Center, 1800 E. Park Ave., State College. TOPS, Take Off Pounds Sensibly, will meet at 6:20 p.m. every Tuesday at the American Legion, 2928 Penns Valley Pike, Centre Hall. Weigh–in will be held from 5:30–6:20 p.m. Call Aurelia Confer at (814) 574–1747. TOPS, Take Off Pounds Sensibly, PA 473 support group meets at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday in the conference room of Windsong Apartments at Brookline, 1950 Cliffside Drive, State College. Call Jane Wettstone at (814) 404–1689. TRIAD, a public safety group for senior citizens, meets each second Thursday in various locations. Call Dick Kustin at (814) 238-2524 or Don Hohner at (908) 902-3122. Trout Unlimited, a nonprofit conservation organization, meets at 7:30 p.m. every first Thursday at Comfort Suites Hotel, 132 Village Drive, State College. Walker Grange #2007 meets the second Tuesday of every month at 7 p.m. at the Walker Township Building, 816 Nittany Valley Drive, Bellefonte. Weight Loss Challenge meets at 6 p.m. Tuesdays at the Park Forest Baptist Church, 3030 Carnegie Drive, State College. Membership fee is $35. Contact Darlene Foster at (814) 238–8739 or rdf55@ WiNGs, the Women’s Network Group for women entrepreneurs, has a social from 8–8:30 a.m. and meets from 8:30– 10:30 a.m., the third Wednesday of every month at the Patton Township conference room, 100 Patton Plaza, State College. Email or call (814) 360–1063. Women’s Welcome Club of State College meets at 7 p.m. the second Wednesday of every month at Oakwood Presbyterian Church, 1865 Waddle Road, State College. Visit www.womens or email — Compiled by Gazette staff

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The gathering clouds of war Russian President Vladimir Putin has moved troops into the Crimea area of Ukraine and has officially annexed that area to Russia. Not many years ago Russia agreed by treaty to respect the sovereignty of all of Ukraine. Russia, however, has always wanted and needed a warm water port and Sevastopol in Crimea fits the bill. The real concern is whether Russia’s ambitions are fulfilled Dan Nestlerode or are only enis the director couraged by their of research supposed sucand portfolio cess. management The civil at Nestlerode & war continues Loy Investment to boil over in Advisors in State College. He can be Syria. More than reached at danielj@ 100,000 people have been killed with almost no news coverage, and with lots of outside fighters taking positions for and against the sitting government. Importantly this is a testing ground for the Russian- and Iranian-backed Shia Muslims versus the United States- and Saudi Arabiabacked Sunni Muslims. Casualties are rising in Afghanistan. Iraq is seeing more violence and bombings are becoming more common. North Korea is rattling its sabers occasionally, continuing to mistreat its people and threaten its neighbors. China has become more aggressive with regard to neighboring


territories, especially those historically claimed by Japan. Venezuela is in upheaval as its economy fails to provide basic everyday commodities and inflation destroys the economics of a country otherwise rich in resources. More than a year has passed since the American ambassador to Libya was murdered by terrorists and no one has been brought to justice. There was no status of forces agreement — an agreement between a host country and a foreign nation stationing military forces in that country — in Iraq at the end of that conflict, allowing Iran to freely overfly Iraq and supply terrorists with weapons and supplies in Syria. The status of forces agreement in Afghanistan is not complete, potentially leaving that area prone to relapse into tribal warfare. I worry that any of these developments could lead to wider armed conflicts and increased acts of terrorism. On the home front, two developments appear to be leading us in the wrong direction yet again. Despite continuing cutbacks in the Defense Department’s budget, defense stocks are soaring to new heights. What do the investment markets understand that Main Street doesn’t? The current administration continues to reduce American forces, now scheduled to be at the smallest level since just before World War II. We make no political distinctions about those whose goal it is to destabilize the Western world through acts of terrorism. Terrorists, those with evil intent and actions who promote death and destruction, are either ignored or excuses are made for them. I recall President Ronald Reagan during


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RAY FORZIAT, general manager of Lowe’s Home Improvement Warehouse in State College, recently spoke to CPI’s National Association of Home Builders student chapter. He discussed products offered for construction-related fields, discounts offered for businesses and career opportunities at Lowe’s. The purpose of the NAHB student chapters program is to enrich the educational experience of career technical education students by offering firsthand exposure to the real world of the building industry.

his administration citing the “global campaign for freedom” which eventually led to the fall of the Iron Curtain and the introduction of free market capitalism and democracy in many formerly Communist countries. The axis of good in those days included Pope John Paul, Margaret Thatcher and Reagan. The world changed under their leadership. It seems to me that the world is falling back into isolation, fear and feuding. We don’t have the enlightened leaders, here or abroad, who can make the world a safer place for everyone. All of the above developments have consequences for investors and the investment markets. The notion of risk-on or risk-off markets signals whether investors are willing to fund new companies and technologies or are retreating to the safety of bonds and precious metals. Certainly more conflicts could lead to risk-off investing, especially if we lack credible leadership showing the way to a better future with expanded possibilities. Perhaps all of this is just part of the ebb and flow of human behavior worldwide. I hope so. I would not want my grandchildren to have to live through another period of dark ages and would prefer that they live in a world of development and enlightenment. I do know that things are changing rapidly and that technological developments are changing what it is to be human. While we have lots of short-term problems, the very long term looks potentially wonderful. Now, if we can just get over this rough patch without more armed conflict.

Convention and Visitors Bureau teams up with Google Maps STATE COLLEGE — The Central PA Convention and Visitors Bureau recently announced a new alliance with the Google Maps Business View photography team designed to bring a technological breakthrough to the area. Beginning Tuesday, April 15, people planning a visit to Centre County will be able to take a 360-degree virtual walking tour of the streets and the interiors of participating businesses, right from the CPCVB website, This is the first tour of its kind in Pennsylvania. “This is a very exciting new tool to showcase our area. The image quality is impressive and the fact that it is an official Google brand app means our participating businesses will experience worldwide exposure second to none,” said Betsey Howell, executive director of the Central PA CVB. The Central PA CVB is the first organization in Pennsylvania to go live with this new Google Maps tool. Jim Hilker, organizer of the Google Maps Virtual Area guide and the region’s Google-certified provider of the technology, is pleased with the partnership. “We have found the State College area to be one of the most tech-savvy areas in the entire state and, as such, should be the first in Pennsylvania to show off the latest and greatest visual marketing tools from Google,” he said. Hilker has already received interest from several other business and tourism associations in the state, as well as dozens of others across the nation. “This is the real deal in virtual visitor guides,” Hilker said. “They are 360-degree panoramic images taken at various points inside buildings, parks, trails and streets, then stitched together and linked to a menu. Viewers can virtually walk an entire city inside and out, or just click to the places they want to see using the menu.” The Google team has been to the State College area twice in the last year bringing the popular Google Street View technology inside businesses to create a virtual walking tour from Google Maps. The team is currently assembling all the virtual business and street view tours, compiling them into their custom app and producing a menu-driven Google Maps 360 Virtual Area Guide. The CVB has scheduled Hilker’s team to return to the region on two dates, Tuesday, April 15, and Thursday, April 24, to bring the street and business view technology inside more places. Interested businesses must register. The registration form link can be found at the bottom of the menu in the Virtual Area Guide.

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Industry-sponsored academic research promotes innovation UNIVERSITY PARK — Corporate-funded academic research is more accessible and more accessed than people think, according to a new research paper co-authored by Penn State assistant professor Zhen Lei. The paper was recently published by the journal Nature. Its findings challenge assumptions that inventions born from industry-sponsored research are less accessible and less useful than those funded by the government or nonprofit organizations. Lei, an assistant professor of energy and environmental economics, and his coauthors analyzed two decades of records that included more than 12,000 inventions from nine University of California campuses and three affiliated national laboratories. They found that not only do corporatesponsored inventions yield more patents

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.


Jeanne Butler, Jeanne Dehaas and Robert A. Dehaas to Dorsey M. Houtz and Barbara E. Houtz, 1282 Pine Circle, Bellefonte $213,000. Robert T. Christy by sheriff and Robert T. Christy Jr. by sheriff to Thomas J. Harris and Janet L. Harris, 728 E. Bishop St., Bellefonte, $86,000. Ted H. Conklin and Carla Mulford to Ted H. Conklin and Carla Mulford, 260 N. Thomas St., Bellefonte, $1. William H. Klaban III to Ted H. Conklin and Carla Mulford, 260 N. Thomas St., Bellefonte, $20,000. Sandra E. Rishel and Sandra E. Rishel to Sandra E. Rishel, 1007 Airport Road, Bellefonte, $1.


Ray E. Burd Jr. estate and Linda K. Burd & executrix to Helen M. Burd, 551 Lucas Road, Bellefonte, $1.


Charles W. Bigler, Edith J. Bigler, William Auman and Kathie Auman to Charles W. Bigler, Edith J. Bigler and Raymond A. Bigler, 532 Decibel Road, State College, $1. Charles W. Bigler, Edith J. Bigler, William Auman and Kathie Auman to William Auman and Kathie Auman, 518 Decibel Road, State College, $1.

and licenses than those that solely are federally funded, but they also are more highly cited in subsequent patents than those supported by federal funds. An analysis of forward-citation rates, the most widely used measurement for patent quality, showed that each industryfunded invention generated an average of 12.8 forward citations compared with 5.6 for federally sponsored inventions. While the prevailing expectation has been that industry looks to restrict access to intellectual property, the study further revealed that half of the exclusive licenses for corporate-sponsored inventions went to third parties and not the sponsors. Corporate-funded inventions are also no more likely to be exclusively licensed than those solely receiving public funding. According to the University of California data, corporate-sponsored inventions

were licensed exclusively 74 percent of the time, with publicly funded inventions being licensed exclusively 76 percent of the time. “These results run counter to our expectation,” Lei said. “We thought that companies are interested in research with narrow applications and try to lock up inventions from research they sponsor, and that corporate-sponsored inventions are more likely to create fewer benefits for others and be less cited than federally funded counterparts. This did not turn out to be the case.” In their paper, the researchers suggest the overall findings indicate that private firms consult academic institutions for exploratory research in the hopes of finding new profit avenues. While they point out that corporate sponsorship of academic research must still be administered with due diligence,



Ralph Hastings Wood Jr., Chih-Hui Chang Wood by attorney and Chih-Hui Chang by attorney to Ralph Hastings Wood Jr., 1896 Huntingdon Lane, State College, $1. Dana A. Hyde to Deborah A. Hyde, 343 McBath St., State College, $1. Charles R. Meck to Zachariah D. Eastman-McArthur, 114 Fairbrook Drive, Pennsylvania Furnace, $169,000. Bettie S. Shawley estate and Julie Snyder executrix to Bonnie Lou Wolfe, 3291 Shellers Bend No. 728, State College, $1.


Battaglia Properties LP to Benjamin Edward Battaglia and Patricia Battaglia, Immel Road, Spring Mills, $1. Fannie Mae and Federal National Mortgage Association to Julia Shvenke, 107 Toolshed Lane, Spring Mills, $35,000. Scott D. Ilgen, Amy E. Ilgen and Kelly D. Robb to Scott D. Ilgen and Amy E. Ilgen, 343 Middle Road, Centre Hall, $1.


TOA PA IV LP to Glenn E. Sharpe and Denise C. Sharpe, 157 Plymouth Circle, Boalsburg, $596,934.02.


Sharon E. Glossner estate, Michael K. Glossner co-administer and Alice M. Crock co-administer to Lynnann Lewis, 286 Mount Eagle Road, Howard, $40,000. Robert E. Probst Sr., Cynthia J. Probst and Robert E. Probst to Robert E. Probst Jr., Charles F. Probst and Christine M. Prebble, 445 Confer Hollow Road, Howard, $1.


Ronald E. Houtz to Shawn M. Switzer and Megan S. Switzer, 661 Mudlick Road, Julian.


they also caution against relying on old assumptions. “Universities setting up contracts with corporations need to be vigilant in their missions to generate and transfer knowledge, but they should not assume companies are focused mainly on tying up intellectual property. Although results might differ at other academic institutions, these findings should allay concerns that corporate sponsorship turns leading universities into corporate vassals.” Brian Wright, professor of agricultural and resource economics at the University of California, Berkeley, served as the paper’s lead author. Along with Lei, other co-authors include Kyriakos Drivas, a postdoctoral research economist at the Agricultural University of Athens, and Stephen Merrill, executive director of science, technology and economic policy at The National Academies.

Port Matilda, $150,000.

Robert B. Hanley to Robert G. Hanley, 123 Spring St., Beech Creek, $14,000.


Nicole R. Dixon by sheriff and Michael A. Sims II by sheriff to JPMorgan Chase Bank, 305 Second St., Milesburg, $5,057.38.


Jeffrey S. McCardle and Michele B. McCardle to Joseph W. Minteer and Laura L. Minteer, 219 Morningside Circle, State College, $310,000.


Donald L. Kelce, Donald L. Kelce Sr., Shirley Kelce and Shirley J. Kelce to Donald L. Kelce Jr. and Judy L. Kelce, 427 N. Sixth St., Philipsburg, $1. US Bank to Joseph C. Nale, 710 Scott St., Philipsburg, $72,000. Meri L. Sagastume by sheriff to US Bank, 115 N. Sixth St., Philipsburg, $4,158.34. Claude Allen Sayers to Curtis Sayers and Craig Sayers, 612 Pauline St., Philipsburg, $1.


Ashford Manor Associates to Jonathan H. Mayer and Tounine R. Mayer, Blarney Lane, Centre Hall, $55,000. Dennis Robinson and Cynthia Robinson to MMG Stables LLC, Tusseyville Road, Centre Hall, $160,000. Esther Rudy Taylor estate, Esther R. Rudy estate, C. Guy Rudy co-executor and Barbara Rudy Wilkins co-executor to Michele V. McCardle, 2851 Earlystown Road, Centre Hall, $167,500.


Kermit J. Graham to David S. Lykens, 301 N. High St., Port Matilda, $20,000. Larry Dick Lykens to Kevin G. Walker and Sally M. Walker, 302 W. Spruce St.,


Eric B. Hartman and Sabrina Hartman to Christopher Taylor and Christopher C. Taylor Jr., 165 Arbor Bluff Drive, Pleasant Gap, $160,000. Randall W. Holderman to Randall W. Holderman and Jennifer J. Gessey, 602 Valentine St., Bellefonte, $1. Natasha R. Rishel and Phillip D. Rishel to Natasha R. Rishel and Phillip D. Rishel, 121 S. Main St., Pleasant Gap, $1. Sabrina L. Weber to Natasha R. Rishel and Phillip D. Rishel, 121 S. Main St., Pleasant Gap, $1. Sabrina L. Weber to Sabrina L. Weber, 127 S. Main St., Pleasant Gap, $1.


Beliasov Family Trust, Alec J. Beliasov co-trustee and Lexi C. Beliasov co-trustee to Jay B. Lazorcik and Tracey J. Lazorcik, 333 S. Allen St., State College, $249,500. Virginia A. Gilbert to Suvrath Mahadevan and Ana Matkovic, 509 Glenn Road, State College, $400,000. Joan P. Lampman to Chongming Wang and Sijie Hao, 924 Lillian Circle, State College, $247,500. Karole D. Olney and Franklin B. Olney to Richard L. Johnson and Ardath N. Johnson, 945 W. Fairmount Ave., State College, $280,000. Christopher A. Strulson and Andrew Strulson to Phoenix International Investments LP, 808 Stratford Drive, State College, $140,000.


Dolores P. Weaver estate and Gail D. Daughenbaugh executrix to Rita K. Ritchey, 605 S. Mountain Road, Port Matilda, $55,000. — Compiled by Gazette staff

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