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August 8-14, 2013

Volume 5, Issue 32


School dedicates ‘Little Free Library’ By CHRIS MORELLI


OPEN FOR BUSINESS: Cecelia Corro, 6, a first-grader at Easterly Parkway Elementary School, cuts the ribbon at the Little Free Library, which was dedicated on Aug. 1.

STATE COLLEGE — As 6-year-old Ceceila Corro cut the yellow ribbon, officially opening Easterly Park Elementary’s Little Free Library on Aug. 1, a smile broke across her face. When she saw students lining up to borrow books from the outdoor library, her smile got wider. “This makes my school even better,” she said. “This will help students who don’t want to use something electronic or something that uses power. Reading just uses brain power.” The concept behind the “Little Free Library” is unique. Near the playground at Easterly Parkway Elementary, there’s a pavilion. Under that pavilion is a small blue and gold box with a glass door. Inside, there are approximately two dozen books. They can be read on site or taken away. There are no fees, no library cards, no due dates. Those using it are encouraged to “take a book, leave a book.” The library is truly free. As the sun broke through the clouds,

Easterly Parkway Elementary principal Michael Maclay stood and watched the children enjoying the books. “This is a great day because of the literacy initiatives that we’ve had here at Easterly Parkway for a long time,” he said. “We’ve encouraged kids to read, we’ve encouraged students to become more involved with their reading. This provides us with a centerpiece.” The Little Free Library was the community service project for Courtney Beers’ kindergarten class. The community library was designed to promote literacy and the love of reading by building free book exchanges and to build a sense of community as the books share skills, creativity and wisdom across generations. “When I saw it, I knew it would be something perfect since our school emphasizes reading so much,” Beers said. “I thought it would be something they’d enjoy and I thought it was age appropriate for kindergarten as well.” She ran the idea past her class, and they fell in love with the idea. Library, Page 6

Developer’s plan for high-rise housing, retail space debated By STEVE BAUER

STATE COLLEGE — A proposal to modify zoning rules to accommodate a planned housing project at the intersection of Beaver and West College avenues drew spirited debate at Monday night’s State College Borough Council meeting. A developer wants to build a high-rise, mixed-use building on the site of the old Arby’s restaurant and two adjoining prop-

erties. The project has been working its way through the planning commission for several months. The building falls under the Signature Development Conditional Use provisions of the zoning laws. That’s intended to encourage beneficial growth in the borough. “Part of the requirements was for 40 percent of it (the building) to be non-residential, which to me is a very important Zoning, Page 6


MAJOR CHANGES: The Hills Plaza, along South Atherton Street in State College, is undergoing major renovations.

Hills Plaza South undergoes renovation By BRITTANY SVOBODA

TIM WEIGHT/For The Gazette

EMPTY POOLS: The cooler temperatures have taken a toll on attendance at Centre County swimming pools. With temperatures in the 70s, places like Kepler Pool in Bellefonte haven’t been as popular this summer. See story on Page 6. Opinion ............................. 7 Health & Wellness .......... 8, 9

Education ................... 10, 11 Community ................ 12-16

Back to School ............ 17-19 Ag Progress Days ........ 20, 21

STATE COLLEGE — Hills Plaza South, a shopping center off South Atherton, is undergoing a massive expansion to modernize its stores. Recent lease negotiations with Weis Markets spearheaded the renovations and expansions for the entire shopping cenSports .......................... 23-29 Arts & Entertainment .31, 32

ter, said Anthony Vita, president of Vita & Vita Realty Corp. and owner of Hills Plaza South. “You don’t remodel for the sake of remodeling,” Vita said. “But when your anchor tenant sets forth what they want to look like, you need to model the other stores around that.” Hills Plaza, Page 5

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

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

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TEENER TIME: The Pennsylvania State Teener League Tournament was held in Bellefonte over the weekend. Clearfield captured the title, defeating the likes of Bellefonte, Penns Valley and Philipsburg. Page 23

SIGNS OF PROGRESS: Penn State’s Ag Progress Days are here once again. The Gazette takes an inside look at the annual event, which will be held for three days at the Russel E. Larson Agricultural Research Center. Pages 20-21

IRREVERENT MUSICAL: “Urinetown” takes the stage at the State Theatre on Aug. 9. The musical takes a humorous look at what happens when corporations get too involved in people’s lives. Page 31


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UNIVERSITY PARK — A Penn State student faces a number of charges after he was seen allegedly committing a lewd sexual act on campus. It happened in Penn State’s Boucke building, a few minutes before 11 p.m., on July 8. A Penn State employee was checking a room for trash when she found the student masturbating, his pants down and his shirt off. The woman notified another worker who called Penn State police. Investigators identified the suspect as Ke Yang, 21, of 411 Waupelani Dr. Police say Yang was

gone by the time officers arrived. He later agreed to meet with investigators after being contacted by phone. According to police, Yang admitted to the charges, telling them he was addicted to pornography. Yang was arrested on Aug. 1 after police received word that he was planning to return to his native China. Yang was arraigned before Magisterial District Judge Carmine W. Prestia Jr. and sent to Centre County Correctional Facility. He was released on $10,000 straight bail. He was due back in court on Aug. 7. Yang is charged with indecent exposure, open lewdness and disorderly conduct.

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Kustanbauter named 2013 Renaissance Fund honoree From Gazette staff reports

UNIVERSITY PARK — Former executive director of Penn State’s Nittany Lion Club, Kay Kustanbauter, has been named Penn State’s 2013 Renaissance Fund honoree. She will be recognized in November at the 37th annual Renaissance Fund dinner, according to George Henning Jr., president of the fund’s board of directors. Each year, the Renaissance Fund honors an individual or couple who, through a lifetime of service, has contributed greatly to the Penn State and State College communities. In its selection process, the fund’s board of directors seeks to recognize individuals who have deep roots in the Centre Region, close relationships with civic and university leaders, and a commitment to philanthropy. “Kay is an excellent example of the ideal Renaissance Person of the Year,” Henning said. “Her commitment to the university and support for community programs is outstanding, and her love for Penn State and Centre County is exceptional.” This year’s recognition dinner will be held Thursday, Nov. 14, at the Nittany Lion Inn on the University Park campus. A reception will be held at 6 p.m., followed by dinner and the program at 7 p.m.

The Renaissance Fund is a highly visible example of Penn State’s efforts to ensure student opportunity through scholarship support funded by private philanthropy — the chief objective of the current $2 billion universitywide fundraising initiative, KAY For the Future: The KUSTANBAUTER Campaign for Penn State Students. The annual dinner raises money in the honorees’ names. Those contributions are used to endow Renaissance Fund scholarships, awarded to academically talented Penn State students who have great financial need. Since the fund’s inception in 1969, the endowment has grown to more than $10 million. During the 2012-13 academic year, 480 students received scholarships totaling $690,632. Kustanbauter was born in Bellefonte and began her more than 40-year career with the university in 1965 as a 17-yearold secretary in Penn State’s Department of Dairy Science. In 1971, she joined the

Penn State Athletics staff, working as a secretary for then-assistant athletics director Jim Tarman. The following year, when the office expanded to include management of the Nittany Lion Club, the course for Kustanbauter’s career was set. At the front desk of the newly staffed sports information and athletic public relations operation, Kustanbauter’s congenial approach to her work became a valuable skill. She spent nine years as a secretary for the Nittany Lion Club, developing experience in athletic fundraising and building strong relationships with university alumni and friends. In 1980, she was named coordinator of the Nittany Lion Club and athletic public relations. In 1989, Kustanbauter became the Nittany Lion Club’s executive director, a position she maintained for 16 years before retiring in 2005. Under Kustanbauter’s tenure with the Nittany Lion Club, the organization saw its annual donor base grow from 800 members to the more than 20,000 now giving in excess of $22 million annually. For more than 30 years, Kustanbauter also has supported the university through her personal philanthropy, contributing to numerous scholarships and building projects in addition to supporting university libraries,

the College of Arts and Architecture, and of course, athletics. She has been a member of the Nittany Lion Club since the 1970s and her support is recognized with membership in the President’s Club, Atherton Society and Mount Nittany Society. Connected to the greater community of the region, Kustanbauter serves on the boards of the Youth Service Bureau, Centre Foundation, Penn State Centre Stage and the Penn State All-Sports Museum. She is presently an active member of the Penn State Intercollegiate Athletics committee in For the Future: The Campaign for Penn State Students. Having devoted her life to supporting the Penn State and central Pennsylvania communities, Kustanbauter is deeply honored by the Renaissance Fund recognition. “It is my true love for the university and my hometown community that I hope has made me worthy of this honor,” she said. Reflecting on why she chose to commit her life’s work to Penn State, the answer is easy: “I love being a part of something special,” she said. “And this university is very special.” For Renaissance Fund dinner information or to make a contribution, contact Kathy Kurtz in the Office of Annual Giving at (814) 863-2052 or

PSU nursing program offers education through videos By MARJORIE S. MILLER

UNIVERSITY PARK — Nursing graduates in rural areas looking to advance their education now have another option, thanks to a developing blended approach to learning. With the RN to B.S. in Nursing program delivered through the Penn State Video Learning network, adult learners across the state can obtain their Bachelor of Science degree in seven weeks through a combination of face-to-face work and online projects. “The RN to B.S. in Nursing program and other education programs delivered through the Penn State Video Learning Network are designed to provide adult learners in Pennsylvania with access to Penn State’s education programs in their local region,” said VLN Director Rosemarie Piccioni. An “accelerated” degree, the 15-week program is completed in seven weeks, and is worth three credits. It is offered in cooperation with Penn State’s School of Nursing. In its pilot last year, 16 students committed to and went through the RN to B.S. program through the VLN, Piccioni said. “We have a lot of interest,” she said. And it’s that interest that has prompted the program to continue. So far about 15 students have already enrolled for the upcoming semester, she said, which runs from Aug. 26 through mid-October. Held within traditional semesters, the second cycle of the program will run from mid-October through December, she said.


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Piccioni said research shows that adults possess various learning styles. Some prefer accessing their education completely online while others desire only face-to-face instruction, and a third group likes a combination of the two. “Penn State offers a variety of education delivery formats, including the VLN, to help adults find the best fit for their educational needs,” she said. “VLN programs are delivered at night, on weekends and on a single day of the week to give working adults the ability to fit education into their busy lives. The courses in the RN to B.S. in Nursing program, for example, are delivered on Fridays to make it easier for nurses to acquire education for career advancement.” Nursing, Page 5




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Camp Cadet students delve into police work By SHAWN CHRIST

STATE COLLEGE — Since 1984, the Centre County Camp Cadet program has been giving youngsters an opportunity to learn about local law enforcement in a fun and engaging environment. Susan White, a staff assistant for the State College Police Department who has been helping out with the camp since its creation, says the variety of learning opportunities the camp offers makes it a great event for pre-teens. “Every year they try to get something different for the kids,� White said. Camp Cadet’s mission is to “develop a better understanding between the youth of Centre County and its law enforcement officers.� There are activities every day, led by instructors from local police, fire and EMS departments as well as the FBI, Fish and Boat Commission and Game Commission. Aside from participating in traditional camp activities such as swimming and outdoor sports, cadets learn how to safely ride a motorcycle and shoot rifles. They practice archery and participate in self-defense courses. “They also have speakers who come in and talk to (the kids) about domestic violence, or they might focus on Internet safety during girls week,� White said. “There’s just some things that are better to discuss in a law enforcement atmosphere.� Girls week at the camp, held at Camp Blue Diamond in Petersburg, began last Sunday and wrapped up Saturday. Boys week ends Aug. 10. Each week will conclude with a graduation ceremony where local officials will present cadets with certificates, awards and trophies. But it’s not all fun and games. Cadets experience a military-like atmosphere during the week. They wake up at 7 a.m., do physical training for an hour, and have barracks inspections. White, whose daughter attended a similar camp in Clinton County, says parents will be surprised when their children come back from camp. “She came home and it was, ‘Yes, sir’ and, ‘Yes, ma’am’ to my husband and I,� she said. “That lasted for a while.� Most importantly, White said, the camp gets children out of their comfort zones. “It teaches them to push themselves because there are some things that they might think they can and can’t do,� she said. “There’s a rope course and a zipline. They get to do things that they might not ordinarily get to do and it makes them feel good about what they accomplished.�



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Nursing, from page 3 The VLN, a system of 28 identically equipped high-technology classrooms at campuses statewide, delivers Penn State courses from colleges and campuses in a blended format – using both synchronous video conference classes and online work. Courses are adult-learner focused and emphasize academic quality, convenience and student success, according to Penn State. Courses are broadcast in real-time from a Penn State campus to multiple other Penn State campuses, according to Penn State York. A student at a broadcast campus is physically in a VLN classroom with the instructor and classmates. A student at a receiving campus is in a VLN classroom with classmates and the instructor is instructor is seen and heard in real-time through high definition video and audio. Students at receiving campuses can ask questions and collaborate with instructors and students at the other participating VLN campuses in real-time. Outside of class students can interact using technology tools such as discussion boards, Skype, Adobe Connect and email. Each receiving classroom is equipped with interactive desks with green push buttons that allow students to directly interact with the instructor. Other equipment enables the instructor to share instructional materials, such as PowerPoint presentations, documents and videos, according to Penn State. For more information visit or www.outreach.

PSU defendants waive formal arraignment By The Associated Press STATE COLLEGE — Three former administrators at Penn State are waiving their right to a formal arraignment on criminal charges in an alleged cover-up of reports about Jerry Sandusky’s behavior with boys. Dauphin County court officials said Monday that Graham Spanier, Tim Curley and Gary Schultz signed the waiver paperwork last week, after a district judge ruled following a preliminary hearing that there was enough evidence to advance the case to county court. The documents say all three men are pleading not guilty to the charges against them. Waiving formal arraignment is routine. Spanier is the school’s former president, Curley is retired from the position of athletic director, and Schultz is a retired vice president. Sandusky is serving a decades-long state prison sentence for sexual abuse of 10 boys and is pursuing appeals.

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HILLS PLAZA SOUTH along South Atherton Street in State College is currently undergoing renovations. Hills Plaza, from page 1 Interior renovations to Weis Markets began in December and exterior renovations and an expansion began in June, according to a press release from Vita & Vita Realty. Local architect Albert A. Drobka and Veronesi Construction will complete the remodeling for the remaining 111,000 square feet of Hills Plaza South, according to the press release. There are four stores still available for lease in Hills Plaza South, said Anthony Vita of South Canadian Pacific Realty Company, which owns the shopping center. New tenants Pella Windows, H20 To Go and Hunting-

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Cool temps keep attendance low at county’s pools By BRITTANY SVOBODA

THE EASTERLY PARKWAY Elementary eagle reads to students at the dedication of the Little Free Library. Library, from page 1 “I showed the Little Free Library website with all of the pictures on it and explained to them what it was — that anybody in the community could come and take a book without a library card. They just loved it,” Beers said. Beers took the idea to Maclay, who had no problem signing off on the project. “This is a great testament to Ms. Beers’ kindergarten class from last year. Their service project was very successful, as you can see. Her students will be able to see this for the next five years while they’re here at Easterly Parkway,” Maclay said. Once the project was given the green light, the students took charge. “The kids designed the library. They painted it, they made signs to Zoning, from page 1 aspect because ... it provides office space for new businesses. ... It really would hook into some of the things we’re trying to attract; to help provide a more diverse downtown,” said Mayor Elizabeth Goreham. Ara Kervandjian is the managing member of 100 South Atherton Street Associates, the developer behind the project. Kervandjian said his company wants to build a 12-story building. It would include two floors of commercial space, nine floors of residential space and a top floor with a glass atrium providing views of the entire town. He said the atrium will cover 10,000 to 15,000 square feet and could be used by residents and members of the community. The emphasis is on mixed-use. Kervandjian told council members his company is “trying to resolve the issue of only catering to the student population.” He says some floors may be for non-students although there’s been no final decision. Plans

collect books in a book drive so we’d have books for it. Then they put tags on each of the books … in case the books ever get to another Little Free Library, they’ll know where it came from,” Beers said. If there was any doubt that the library would be used, those doubts were erased immediately. Students who attended the dedication began perusing the book selection just moments after Corro cut the ribbon. Beers was happy to see so many families taking advantage of her kindergarten class project. “I think it just shows what a family atmosphere we have at Easterly Parkway,” Beers said. “Everybody supports one another. It doesn’t just feel like a school where we come every day and go through our routine. It feels like an actual family. I think we all feel that way.”

According to Beers, students who want to use the Little Free Library don’t have to attend Easterly Parkway. In fact, the Little Free Library is open to all. “The motto is ‘take a book, give a book,’” Beers explained. “If you bring back the same book, that’s great. If you bring back a book you’re not using anymore that didn’t come from the Little Free Library, that’s great. We’re hoping that people will bring them to the library or front office so we can put our special tags on them.” There were about 50 people at the dedication. Maclay was thrilled with the turnout on a gorgeous summer day. “I think this says an awful lot about our community,” he said. “Here it is Aug. 1 and we’ve got quite a few people who came out to see the dedication of the library. I think it’s great.”

call for a variety of apartment sizes, ranging from one-bedroom units to four-bedroom units as well as some efficiency apartments. Several borough residents expressed concerns about the project. They worried that rezoning might have a ripple effect on the community or raise safety issues by concentrating too many students in a relatively small area. One woman said increased traffic is a potential danger. “We’re going to have some pedestrian issues,” she said. John Stone, of State College, wondered if tenants in the proposed building would really want to look down on the smoke stacks from the university’s power plant. “I don’t think it’s been thought through. ... If you’re doing this because of the higher-end possibilities, you ought to take a pause and look at this. Also, is it fair to put students in that position?” There were also concerns about demand for additional parking. Kervandjian said the design offers more

than 200 parking spaces, well above the 120 spaces that are required. There were also residents who spoke in favor of the project, calling it a well-designed plan that’s needed as an anchor as development pushes into the west end of College Avenue. The developer is asking for changes to the zoning, including an increase in the permitted density of rental housing, a reduction of the space that must be devoted to nonresidential uses and some changes in design standards for the building’s facade. Council President Donald Hahn said he’s under the impression that if the zoning issues can be resolved, the developer “would be ready with a plan to propose, almost immediately.” Hahn noted that not all council members were able to attend Monday’s session and wanted a chance to discuss it at the next council meeting. As a result, council voted to defer action until its meeting on Aug. 19 so that the more council members could take part in any vote. 


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STATE COLLEGE — There are still several weeks left of summer, but cooler temperatures have swept the area and are affecting public pool attendance numbers. “We’re experiencing a winter weather pattern in summer,” said Paul Head of the National Weather Service. “Cold air comes out from Canada to the Great Lakes and then Pennsylvania.” This unusual summer weather could last another 10 to 14 days, Head said, but temperatures should rise again. “It usually gets hot when school returns,” he said. The normal high for this time of year is 83 degrees Fahrenheit, and the normal low is 62 degrees, Head said. Temperatures have been five to six degrees below normal. The cooler temperatures we’ve been having are “completely opposite from June and July,” Head said. “Our hottest weather is normally late July, early August.” Although the temperatures haven’t been as warm as usual for August, Head said we’re experiencing a nice weather pattern as we go into September. “We will have cloudy days as well as nice ones,” he said. Senior meteorologist Paul Walker of AccuWeather said that although it has been cool the past few days, the “refreshing air mass” that most of the Northeast is experiencing “is coming to an end.” Evening temperatures have been in the 50s, Walker said, but will soon rise to the mid-60s. There could be another warm spell, Walker said, but temperatures won’t be as high as they were earlier in the summer, and Centre County could see a mix of weather in the coming weeks. Due to the recent unseasonably low temperatures, several area public pools have seen a decline in activity. “Attendance numbers are down for the end of July and early August,” said Todd Roth, aquatics supervisor for Centre Region Parks and Recreation, which oversees Park Forest and Welch public pools. Because it was exceptionally warm in early July, overall attendance at the pools are comparable to what they would usually be at this time of year, Roth said. If temperatures stay low, however, he said attendance numbers will end up low for the season.

Bricks4Kidz isn’t same old camp By CYNTHIA HILL

STATE COLLEGE — Water sports and arts and crafts are the usual things to do at summer camps, but this summer, a former French teacher opened a popular new franchise called Bricks4Kidz, offering a whole different camp experience. At Bricks4kidz, children use Lego building blocks to exercise their brainpower. They get to make machines, catapults and pyramids while learning about scientific concepts such as friction, gravity and torque. “Some people come up to me and say, ‘My son is a Lego fanatic! I need your information,” says Lynn Pelcher, who began offering Lego parties last year. Students make two or more models a day and most of the models are motorized. “As soon as they turn on the battery pack and that thing starts to move, Pelcher says, “their faces just light up.” Recently the campers built a motorized Batman car. Last week, they built a helicopter and airplanes that operated by remote control. “I’ve never really seen Legos like that,” says Connor Becker, who has taken three camps already. “So it’s pretty amazing.” Becker’s going to fourth grade and says he’d tell all his friends to come to this camp. In March Bricks4Kidz was ranked No. 5 in Entrepreneur magazine’s 2013 list of top new franchises.

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Congress takes a break from doing not much By DALE McFEATTERS

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After seven months of having done almost nothing, Congress is taking a five-week break from the strain of not doing its job. Indeed, lawmakers’ constituents might be doing the country a favor by refusing to let them return to the Washington that these lawmakers profess to disdain so much. The country could run at least as well on automatic pilot, as it does most years when Congress fails to complete its work. It might run even better in the hands of the senior civil servants, who, thanks to a revolving door of political appointees, seem to run it anyway. Fittingly, the final act of the House was to vote for the 40th time to repeal the president’s health care law, “Obamacare,” an effort foredoomed to failure. That followed an embarrassing GOP face plant, when the leadership had to pull a routine transportation and housing bill because House Republicans couldn’t agree on the same measure whose outlines they had agreed to months earlier. Earlier, Republican tea partiers had blocked a routine farm bill, already passed on a bipartisan vote by the Senate, because it contained money for food stamps for poor people. The Senate also passed by a 68-32 bipartisan vote a modest immigration bill that would seem to include most of what the GOP said it wanted. Now, House Republicans are saying they’re not so sure. They say they’ll come up with something better, although they’re not sure what, in the fall. In fairness, the two parties did approve a group of stalled Obama nominees, approved a new student loan bill, postponed until fall a potentially crippling fight over the debt ceiling, approved — after an awkwardly long wait — relief funds for Superstorm Sandy, and, in a measure sure to thrill baseball fans everywhere, standardized the size of Hall of Fame commemorative coins. Miraculously, given Congress’ past performance, and especially the Senate’s, both houses passed budgets: $967 billion in the House version, $1.058 trillion for the Senate. Technically, the two bills must be merged into one before Oct. 1, but Congress has given itself only nine working days to accomplish that after returning tan, rested and ready from vacation. Then the fun starts. The government runs on 12 funding bills. The tea partiers — led by Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, drawing on all seven months of his experience in the Senate — have vowed to knock out any funding in the bills for Obamacare. Even if this were as legislatively easy as it sounds, it could still lead to the shutdown of individual government departments. It could be an entertaining fall — unless you rely on your government for nonpoisonous food, breathable air, drinkable water, lifesaving medical research and bridges that don’t collapse. Then, you might be in trouble.


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Should fast food pay a living wage? A new phenomenon has spread across the nation in recent weeks: “fast-food strikes,” named for the restaurant chain workers who have walked off the job in several cities, saying that establishments like Burger King and McDonald’s don’t pay employees enough to make ends meet. McDonald’s became an object of ridicule recently when it offered employees assistance in home budgeting — and put together a model budget showing its own full-time workers needed a second job to pay basic expenses. This comes as a new Associated Press survey suggests 80 percent of Americans “struggle with joblessness, near-poverty or reliance on welfare for at least parts of their lives.” Are full-time workers owed a living? If not, how can they survive? Joel Mathis and Ben Boychuk, the RedBlue America columnists, debate the issue.


A good chunk of conservative ideology these days is based on the idea that the people at the bottom of the heap are there because they’re lazy, and perhaps parasitical. It’s one of the foundational ideas of the Ayn Rand-inspired elements of the Tea Party movement. It found its expression most clearly in Mitt Romney’s infamous “47 percent” comments during the Joel Mathis, presidential race joelmmathis@ last year: Folks, is a writer in want government Philadelphia. programs because they’re too lazy to work. Perhaps that was true, back in early postwar America, when the economy was booming and the opportunity to lift yourself up out of humble circum-


stances really did exist for many folks. But consider this: The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that 63 percent of all new jobs created in the United States will require a high school degree or less. The “food services” industry will be the fastestgrowing source of jobs for such folks. No longer can a young American walk out of high school and into a factory job that will land him or her in the middle class. “Working at McDonald’s doesn’t usually amount to a career today,” Jordan Weissmann wrote in The Atlantic recently. “But it might tomorrow.” This isn’t to pick on McDonald’s, whose aim isn’t different from any widget maker in a capitalist society: Make a product and sell it at a price that’s high enough to earn a profit but low enough to draw customers. Accomplishing that task might be trickier if the company suddenly paid its employees a “living wage.” But if the rest of us are fair-minded, we Americans (conservatives especially) will have to reconsider whether it’s moral to let folks work careers in industries that won’t let them pay the rent, or whether it’s better — for them, and for capitalism’s survival — to surround the working poor with services instead of berating them for failures they don’t possess or can’t change. Businesses may not provide their employees a living, but even unskilled workers deserve one.


A good chunk of the liberal ideology these days is based on the idea that the people at the bottom of the heap are there because they can’t help themselves. But for the tender mercies of government, who knows how much more miserable their lives would be? It’s an old, paternalistic idea that has lately found a new voice in these silly fast-food strikes. If it’s true that millions of Americans will be consigned to McDonald’s and similar low-skilled jobs for the rest of their working lives, then why shouldn’t government force those businesses to

pay a “living wage”? Surely the benefits would outweigh the costs. To buttress the point, the liberal Huffington Post alighted upon a University of Kansas study claiming to show McDonald’s “can afford to pay its workers a living wage without sacrificing any of its low menu prices.” Sounds great! Let’s do it! Well, maybe not so fast. Turns out the “study” was conducted by an undergraduate, and its methodology was less than rigorous. Oh, and prices would go up substantially. The price of a Big Mac would rise “just 68 cents,” which is nothing when you’re talking about a single meal on a single day. But 68 cents adds up quickly for a family of four over weeks and months. And don’t think price hikes would be limited only to Big Macs. That’s the problem with demands for a “living wage” — liberals rarely seem to think through real costs and consequences. San Francisco has a “living wage.” It also has one of the nation’s highest costs of living. There is “one and only one” responsibility of business, as the great free-market economist Milton Friedman observed half a century ago: “to use its resources and engage in activities designed to increase its profits so long as it stays within the rules of the game, which is to say, engages in open and free competition without decepBen Boychuk, tion or fraud.” It’s a lie that bboychuk@city“open and free, is associate editor of c o m p e t i t i o n ” City Journal. doomed Americans to “McJobs.” Instead of pining for a living wage and other mandates, we should help people find ways to live and thrive by their own best efforts.


Reagan history serves as good model By JAY AMBROSE

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If you don’t learn from history, you’re doomed to repeat it, a philosopher once said, but here’s an addendum: You may also want to learn from it — as in reading “Sagebrush Rebel: Reagan’s Battle With Environmental Extremists and Why It Matters Today” — because you do want to repeat it. There you find out how President Ronald Reagan gave us policies serving the environment and the economy at the same time. Excuse me, President Barack Obama, but please visit this book. It’s by William Perry Pendley, who served in the Interior Department under Reagan and talked about the book recently at the Western Conservative Summit in Denver. He knows his subject inside and out, just as Reagan seemed to know environmental issues inside and out. Reagan, he explains in this engaging, educational work, had done research and writing on the environment for years as a radio commentator. As governor of California, he had learned more about the operations of Interior than any president ever. He had guidance from think-tank wizards and a heaping helping of common sense, to boot. The result of all of this was extraordinary environmental protections — restoring national parks, protecting endangered species, extending wilderness lands, safeguarding us against hazardous wastes — and

something else. This president increased energy production, refuting the 1977 prediction of his predecessor, President Jimmy Carter. He had said we were running out of natural gas and oil, meaning we therefore had to endure sacrificial pain. On radio that year, Reagan said this just wasn’t true. Later, after winning the presidency himself, he proved it wasn’t by overcoming the best-laid plans of radical environmentalists and translating his analysis into programs that led to increased exploration, discovery and production of oil and natural gas. He boosted coal production, too, and through all of this fed a robust economic recovery he was otherwise helping to manage, reversing the economic spiral of the Carter years. Reagan believed in American ingenuity. He trusted free markets and they performed as expected, and now — thanks partly to what he helped get going — we are nearing an energy boom. Sadly, someone is getting in the way: Obama, who is presiding over the weakest economic recovery since World War II and holds hands with the radical environmentalists Reagan fought. Obama gave a speech on the economy the other day, asking, among other things, for more spending on infrastructure, which would not be necessary if he had stuck to his original plan to afford us infrastructure heaven in the 2009 stimulus. In fact, the projects chosen were not always the most important and money was

diverted for such other stimulus objectives as spending $349,243 per home for broadband Internet access in one area where federal help wasn’t much needed. Talk about scandals. The truth is that more seriously addressing waste would provide enough funds to fix highways and bridges most in need along with normal funds properly spent and nonfederal efforts being pursued. Meanwhile, how about approving the privately financed Keystone XL pipeline that could provide thousands of jobs, lots of oil from Canada and billions to the economy? Science says do it, radical environmentalists are opposed and Obama is so far heeding them more than science and this particular infrastructure need. But hasn’t Obama, like Reagan, helped direct increased production of oil and natural gas? He brags as if he has, but he hasn’t. It’s happening, but mainly on private lands. Whereas Reagan opened up federal lands, Obama is playing hard to get. During his years in office, it’s reported that energy production is down on them, even though they harbor resources vital in boosting the economy and adding more desperately needed jobs. The issue, as a couple of additional sources recently agreed, is that it’s easy for radical environmental groups to get in the way of permits when dealing with an administration that is largely in philosophical cahoots with them.

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

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Centre County Heart Walk scheduled for Sept. 29 From Gazette staff reports STATE COLLEGE — In just two months, hundreds of individuals from throughout Centre County and the surrounding area will gather to take strides against the community’s No. 1 and No. 4 killers, heart disease and stroke, at the 2013 Centre County Heart Walk. The annual walk to raise awareness about heart disease and stroke prevention and raise funds for the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association will take place from noon to 4 p.m. on Sept.

29 at Millbrook Marsh Nature Center in State College. Each year, families, friends and coworkers form walking teams to raise funds and participate in the walk. Many teams walk in honor of a loved one affected by heart disease or stroke; some walk simply to get some exercise with a group of friends. Individuals or teams interested in participating in the 2013 Centre County Heart Walk can register at The website provides walkers with more

information and tools to help them ask for and track donations. The fundraising goal for the 2013 Centre County Heart Walk is $65,000. Walkers who raise a minimum of $100 will receive a Heart Walk T-shirt and the opportunity to receive additional prizes based on their fundraising levels. Monies raised by the American Heart Association through events like the Heart Walk fund cardiovascular disease and stroke research, as well as public and professional programs and advocacy. The American Heart Association’s 2020


Impact Goal is to improve the cardiovascular health of all Americans by 20 percent while reducing deaths from cardiovascular diseases and stroke by 20 percent by the year 2020. The Heart Walk is a family and pet friendly event featuring vendors, health information, team photos, kids’ activities and more. For more information about the 2013 Centre County Heart Walk, visit www. or contact Stephanie Fost at or (814) 5487634.

Medicine seminar set STATE COLLEGE — The family medicine seminar “Treatment of Chronic Craniofacial Pain,” will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Aug. 15 in the Galen and Nancy Dreibelbis Auditorium at the Mount Nittany Medical Center, located at 1800 E. Park Ave., State College. Advance registration is required. A buffet dinner will be served at 6 p.m. for a nominal fee. To register, or for more information, contact Jessica Bird at or call (814) 234-6738.

Hospital tour planned STATE COLLEGE — The free “Parents-to-Be: The HEIR and Parents Hospital Tour for Expectant Parents” will be held from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. and from 7:45 to 8:45 p.m. on Aug. 15 at Mount Nittany Medical Center, 1800 E. Park Ave. in State College. For more information, contact Dianne Barben at or call (814) 231-3132.

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LEWISTOWN — Friends of Lewistown Hospital will host a uniform, shoe and accessory sale from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Aug. 28 and 29 in Classroom 6. The event is open to the public. All major credit cards will be accepted. Proceeds benefit Friends of Lewistown Hospital. For more information, call (717) 242-7178.

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ADMINISTRATORS AND staff members of the School Safety Committee at the Central PA Institute of Science and Technology partnered with the Spring Township Police and the Centre County Emergency Management Agency to hold a table top exercise on active shooter in the building to better prepare for emergency situations. Front row, from left, are, Dr. Richard C. Makin, MaryAnn Volders, Erin White, Theresa Brickley and David VanBuskirk. Second row, from left, are, Rob Balsamo, Keith Wilson, Sgt. Mike Danneker of the Spring Township Police, Mark Keller and Randy Rockey, director of the Centre County EMA.

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OLLI welcomes 1,000th member at annual meeting From Gazette staff reports UNIVERSITY PARK — Deborah Klevans, Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Penn State president, recently announced that Jeanne Waltz, of Philipsburg, is the organization’s 1,000th member. “We’re so happy to welcome Jeanne to OLLI, and to celebrate OLLI’s growing ability to offer enrichment opportunities to the Bellefonte, Penns Valley, Philipsburg, Moshannon Valley and State College communities,” Klevans said. Klevans presented Waltz with a $50 gift

certificate toward OLLI courses at the organization’s 16th annual meeting. At the meeting, Klevans said that 2012 was a good year for OLLI. “Our committed staff and volunteers arranged over 240 courses in addition to monthly luncheons and dinners, book clubs, hikes, a writing group and many trips, including a ten day trip to Europe,” she said. “While most of our members live in State College, we have an increasing number of members who live in Philipsburg, Penns Valley and Bellefonte. We have cur-

riculum committees in all four communities that create courses based on local interests,” she said. OLLI began in 1996 and was then known as the Community Academy for Lifelong Learning (CALL). CALL sponsored nine courses in 1997 and had 57 members. Now, OLLI offers more than 70 courses during each of four semesters, most of which are new, to more than 1,100 members. OLLI instructors are volunteers, and many of them are current or former PSU or public school teachers. Most of OLLI’s

CBICC announces recipients of 2013 scholarships From Gazette staff reports STATE COLLEGE — The Chamber of Business and Industry of Centre County recently announced the recipients of the 2013 Workforce Development Scholarships. The monies were raised during the CBICC’s annual “Open for Business” golf tournament. The tournament was held this year at Toftrees Golf Resort and Conference Center on July 26. Since inception, the Workforce Development Scholarship Program has awarded more than $50,000 to local students. Scholarships in the amount of $1,250 are given to one high school student in each of the five Centre County School Districts who is enrolled in a program of technical education or training and plans to pursue a career in a technical field in Centre County upon completion of their education. “We have had the good fortune of hav-

ing this program grow over the years and are pleased to see the business community support such an important endeavor,” said Jean Gerber, vice president chamber operations. “The recipients have consistently been excellent students who have demonstrated real talent and this is a way for us to support technical education and workforce development initiatives in Centre County.” The 2013 Workforce Development scholarship recipients are: William Bennett of Bald Eagle Area High School, Luke Purnell of Bellefonte Area High School, Andrew Myers of Penns Valley Area High School, Dustin J. Moskel of PhilipsburgOsceola Area High School, and Tyler J. Coleman of State College Area High School. For more information about the Workforce Development Scholarships, contact the CBICC office at (814) 234-1829 or email

courses are held in churches, retirement facilities or other public venues. “This summer our courses range from barbecue and bocce to the Maya and discussing the Second Amendment,” Klevans said. “I’m continually amazed at how creative and resourceful our curriculum committees are.” For more information about OLLI, or to volunteer to instruct a course, visit the OLLI website at OLLI’s current catalog of courses and activities is on the site and summer registration is ongoing.


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THE NATIONAL TECHNICAL Honor Society was formed to recognize outstanding student achievement and personal excellence in career and technical education. Pictured are CPI National Technical Honor Society members of the Class of 2013. Front row, from left, are, NTHS advisor Linda Heverly-Ferenchick, Kaleigh Tobias, Mylasia Watkins, Heather Leigey, Sara Packer, Jessica King, Carrie Thompson, Rachel Busichio and Angela Vovchenko. Back row, from left, are, Elizabeth Marcase, Dakota Newman, Grayson Mease, Ryan McCloskey, Luke Purnell, Jordan Zerby, Evan Royer and Kalena Knepp.

South Hills announces Dean’s List students From Gazette staff reports STATE COLLEGE — These area residents earned Dean’s List honors for the spring term at the State College campus of South Hills School of Business & Technology: Aaronsburg — Courtney Crosson and Denise Neese. Beech Creek — Brooke Desmond. Bellefonte — Thomas Allen, Jr., Brendon Andrews, Ashley Bierly, Colton Corman, Yamina Cunningham, Scott Devore, Alyse Heckman, Jennifer Ivy, Brittanie Lewis, Terry Miller, Jr., Amanda Musser, Alicia Nocket, Courtney Rudy, Donald Spayd, Shaun Sweeney, Megan Taggart, Nicole Tyger, Alexandra Urbanski, Anya Vovchenko, Miranda Weaver, Adam Wood and Jennifer Zojonc. Boalsburg — Devon Mitchell, Kirsten Regel and David Rishell. Centre Hall — Heather Bickle, Ashley Henry, Rachel Houts, Joseph Lee, Jules Loesch, Kyle Nolf, Pyper Petersen, Sarah Shupe and Lyndsey Witherite. Clarence — Shawnee Matis. Howard — Elizabeth Allen, Alicia Brooks, Michael Hockenberry, Jr., Haley Mann, Brittini Newman, Melissa Quick and Rebecca White. Lemont — Benjamin Filkins and Ethan Wagner. Milesburg — Tina Baronio, Tammy Lee and Zachary Sayers. Pennsylvania Furnace — Whitney McMillan and Kevin Wagner. Pleasant Gap — George Geisinger, Susan Gibboney, Cassandra McCormack, Courtney Singer and Lucia Stover. Port Matilda — April Adams, Joshua




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THE BELLEFONTE ELKS Lodge No. 1094 annually awards two David B. Garver Memorial Scholarships to Bald Eagle Area High School graduating seniors who are enrolled in advanced education and who have demonstrated the qualities of leadership and scholarship. This year’s awardees are Olivia Hardy, who also was named valedictorian of her class, and Jacob Taylor, who was named salutatorian. Pictured with the award winners is Elks representative Michael Braddock, a former Bald Eagle Area school teacher and past district deputy grand exalted ruler of the Elks.

Bald Eagle Area High School students are challenge winners From Gazette staff reports WINGATE — Bald Eagle Area High School economics students traveled to Shamokin Dam to compete in the EconomicsPennsylvania Central PA Region Economics Challenge, which was held at the Susquehanna Valley Country Club and sponsored by the Northumberland National Bank. During the on-site competition, a total of 21 teams comprised of three or four students from high schools throughout the region competed in either the Adam Smith theoretical aspects of economics or the David Ricardo real-life economic applications. The students were tested on their knowledge of microeconomics, macroeconomics and international economics. The Bald Eagle Area High School team, under the leadership of economics teacher Diane Lucas, placed first in the region in the David Ricardo division. The participating students were Jeff Gleason, Otis Statham, Diane Lucas, Sam VanCise and Emily Quick. The team earned the honor of advancing to the PA State Final Competition in Harrisburg, where Bald Eagle Area finished second. The challenge increases the students’ understanding of economics concepts; motivates independent study; enhances debate, discussion, and analytical skills; and provides a fun way for students to showcase their economic knowledge. The Northumberland National Bank provides the financial support for the Economics Challenge, in conjunction with EconomicsPennsylvania, a not-for-profit economic education and financial literacy organization.

CPI joins Manufacturing Institute list From Gazette staff reports

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Manufacturing Institute recently announced that the Central Pennsylvania Institute of Science and Technology is the newest member of the M-List. Located in Pleasant Gap, CPI is acknowledged for its outstanding advancing manufacturing technology and precision manufacturing programs. The M-List recognizes high schools, community col-

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Grange Fairgrounds hosts annual Organic FarmFest By SAM STITZER

CENTRE HALL — The second annual Pennsylvania Organic Farm Fest was held at the Grange Fairgrounds in Centre Hall on Aug. 2 and 3. The event was hosted by Spring Millsbased Pennsylvania Certified Organics, which is celebrating its 17th year of certifying organic farms. The fest kicked off Centre County Local Foods Week, Aug 3-10. The event featured indoor displays by numerous organizations and companies oriented toward organic farming and foods and sustainable agriculture. Outside, food and craft vendors were nestled among the tents erected for Grange Fair near the exhibit buildings. Live music was featured on stage on both days, and a petting zoo and a craft area were located on the grounds for the children. Numerous seminars were held on both days, covering subjects relating to organic gardening and farming. A silent auction and a 5K running race were also held. In the exhibit area, Karen Stark, of Philadelphia, represented an organization called GMO Free Pennsylvania. The group advocates mandatory labeling of foods which contain genetically modified organisms. She noted that nearly 80 percent of supermarket foods con-

tain GMOs, and 62 countries have either banned GMOs or require labeling of these products. “We’re all about information,” said Stark. She said that no long-term studies have been conducted on possible detrimental effects of consuming GMOs in food. She advocates legislation which would mandate that food product labels state if the products contain GMOs. “People have a right to know so they can make their own choice in what foods they consume,” said Stark. Jason Grottini, director of operations of Evinity, Inc. in State College, manned a display of his company’s timber frame homes. The homes are custom designed per each customer’s requirements by Evinity’s staff of 18 professionals. The structures use heavy timbers joined by pinned mortise and tenon joints for support. All milling of the pieces is done on-site by craftsmen using hand held power tools. The timber frame construction provides a natural, rustic style interior with large rooms unsupported by interior walls. Evinity also engineers and installs heat pump climate control, and does solar electric installations. Grottini said they are building two Net Zero homes, which produce enough power to be independent of the commercial elec-


JASON GROTTINI displayed timber frame homes built by Evinity, Inc. in State College. tric power grid. PCO executive director Leslie Zuck said the fest attracted about 2,000 people last year.

This year, in spite of rainy weather, she called the turnout “remarkable;” nearly 50 tents were occupied by those who camped at the grounds during the event.

Penns Valley car show benefits Children’s Miracle Network By SAM STITZER

SPRING MILLS — When Jessica Daulby, daughter of John and Jackie Daulby of Spring Mills, was 14-years-old, she suffered from gastroesophageal reflux disease, a medical condition where stomach acid creeps up the esophagus and causes discomfort. The strong acid began seeping into Daulby’s lungs, causing an asthma-like condition making breathing difficult. She was admitted to Geisinger Medical Center in Danville where a surgical procedure called a Nissen Fundoplication was performed on her. In this procedure, stomach muscle tissue is wrapped around the base of the esophagus, which can pinch it shut to prevent acid reflux. During her 40-day stay at Geisinger, Daulby learned about the Children’s Miracle Network organization. Children’s Miracle Network was founded in 1983, and over the last 30 years has raised more than $4.7 billion for 170 children’s hospitals across the United States and Canada, which, in turn, use the money where it’s needed the most. These donations have gone to support research and training, purchase equipment, and pay for uncompensated care, all in support of their mission to save and improve the lives of as many children as possible. Daulby, now 17, will be a senior at Penns Valley Area High School. For her senior project, she decided to organize a car show with the proceeds to be donated to the Children’s Miracle Network. The “Shine and Show For the Kids” car show was held in the back parking lot of Penns Valley Area High School on Aug. 3. Rainstorms plagued the area for much of the day, limiting the number of show vehicles to just 27, but by early afternoon the skies cleared, producing a beautiful day. Show entrants were seen drying the rain off their vehicles with towels and chamois cloths. Among the show cars was a silver 1963 Studebaker Avanti sport coupe, owned by Bob Cherry of Loganton. The design was ahead of its time with exotic styling and fiberglass body. Features like a roll bar concealed in the interior’s headliner. “The name Avanti was a good choice because Avanti means “advanced” in Italian,” Cherry said.


DAN DIXON stands beside his 1937 Ford pickup with hood open to show its flathead V-8 engine. Cherry found the Avanti on the internet in Virginia last year with 73,000 miles on it. The Avanti’s supercharged 289 cu. in. V-8 delivers 290 horsepower through a fourspeed manual transmission. “It really runs fine, but it needs a paint job,” said Cherry, who also owns two other Studebakers: a 1960 Hawk and a 1959 Lark. The oldest vehicle on display was Dan Dixon’s dark green and black 1937 Ford pickup. Dixon found the truck in Loyalsock with just 8,000 miles on the odometer. “The owner drove it once a week to the store, and once a year to pay his taxes,” said Dixon. “It had a wooden bed that I was

going to restore, but I gave up and got a metal bed for it.” The all-metal bed came from Kansas. Preston Fetterolf showed an eye-grabbing green 1974 Chevy pickup, which he calls “The Hulk,” complete with Incredible Hulk decals on the bed sides. “The color is called bright yellow-green. It’s a 2002 Chevy color,” said Fetterolf. The engine compartment features a 350 Chevy V-8 with a Holley four barrel carburetor and lots of chrome, including aftermarket chromed inner fenders. “They cost a lot more, but they’re worth it,” Fetterolf said.

Tables full of door prizes donated by local merchants were given out to show entrants, and food was sold to hungry participants and spectators. Cash prizes were given to show winners in several categories. DJ Carl “Moonie” Snyder, a 1967 Penns Valley graduate, came up from New Cumberland to entertain the crowd with recorded rock and roll oldies and some live vocals. Jackie Daulby said the show raised about $1,300. “We were really pleased with that amount,” she said, “especially on a rainy day.”

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CENTRE HALL LIONS Club officers front row, from left, are, Eunice Bowersox, Membership Committee and Stacey Eberly, past president. Second row, from left, are, Eugene Dutrow, board member; Kathy Harpster, treasurer; Charlie Patschke, Lion Tamer and Bill Luse, past district governor. Third row, from left, are, Jim Harpster, Membership Committee; Budd Brooks, president; Tom Stoner, board member; LeRoy Reitz, board member and Nate Summers, board member.

Centre Hall Lions Club contributes much to community By SAM STITZER

CENTRE HALL — The Centre Hall Lions Club finalized its contributions to the public for the past year at its June meeting. The club generates about $50,000 each year in fundraising activities. The club’s park property, picnic shelters and meeting hall are all open to local residents for a nominal rental fee which helps cover expenses for utilities and maintenance of the park. Contributions and grants from the Lions Club to local, regional and international causes for the past year totaled approximately $18,000. Monies provided locally include contributions towards eyeglasses, Penns Valley High School scholarships for seniors, the Centre Hall Library, Centre Hall Fire Company, the HOPE Fund, Boy Scouts, Food Bank and various other local groups. Beyond the local area, funds also went to the Beacon Lodge for the Blind, Camp Victory (a Lions Club project for ill children), the Leader Dog program, the American Diabetes Association, the American Cancer Relay, the Lions Disaster Fund, the Northeast Pennsylvania Eye Bank, Sight Loss Support Group, Hearing Conservation, Center for Sight and Lions International. The active members of the Centre Hall Lions Club wish to thank all who helped raise and contribute funds through various club-sponsored events such as bingo, chicken barbecues and ticket purchases. The club is pleased that the

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management practices. Two tours, one walking and one driving, will examine various aspects of the property including: managing water quality in forested watersheds with and without other resource development, deer exclosures, how to support family recreation needs, pollinator habitat enhancement, forest road development, Bear Rocks and archeology studies, wind farm development on forested properties, using trail cameras to help with wildlife management, and timber salvage in the aftermath of gypsy moth infestation. To register, visit woodlot-management or call Penn State Extension at (814) 355-4897. Participants must be registered by Aug. 12. A $20 fee is being charged per person to cover program costs, including lunch. For questions please contact Dave Jackson in the Centre County Extension office at (814) 355-4897 or e-mail centreext@psu. edu.

SNOW SHOE — Beartown Family Partnership and Penn State Extension-Centre County are teaming up to offer “Woodlot Management: Tree Farm Field Day” hosted by Pennsylvania’s 2012 Tree Farmer of the Year. The field day is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Aug. 17 at the Beartown Family Tree Farm located just south of Snow Shoe. The Beartown Family Tree Farm is a 2,087 acre property owned by the third generation of the Shoemaker family. The property is located at the head of the Beech Creek watershed on the Allegheny Front in central Pennsylvania. The field day will provide presentations and discussions on integrating natural gas and wind energy resource development with good forest and wildlife management. Tours will include discussions of water and soil protection and site management during and after development and current



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tures across the middle portion of the U.S. further delayed the northward migration. June and July brought heavy rain to much of the nation and then, in mid July, a weeklong heat wave settled in. The monarch is now in a serious trouble. Although the population has been in decline for many years, this past year has likely quadrupled the burdens put upon this majestic butterfly. Monarch sightings are reportedly lower this year than in any preceding year. So, too, are monarch eggs and caterpillars. Some butterfly enthusiasts are beginning to wonder if they will see any monarchs this summer. Unless monarchs have favorable conditions for reproducing this August, they may next summer be even more scarce than they are this year. And this year, they are pretty darn scarce.

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THE CENTRE COUNTY Affordable Housing Coalition recently took part in the groundbreaking for Limerock Terrace in College Township. The development will provide 36 units of additional work force housing in the Centre region. From left, are, Richard Fiore, president of Leonard S. Fiore; Laura North, M&L Associates; Karen Welsh, president of UpStreet Architects; Thelma Waters, chair of Centre County Affordable Housing Coalition; Brian Hudson, executive director and CEO of PHFA; Kerry Benninghoff, Pennsylvania State Representative; Adam Brumbaugh, College Township manager; Jake Corman, Pennsylvania State Senator; Ara Kervandjian, managing member PDG, LLC; Carl Hess, State College borough planning director; Ruth Donahue, director of Interfaith Human Services; Michael Pipe, Centre County commissioner; Michael A. Fiore, executive vice president of Leonard S. Fiore; John Rogers, vice president of Fulton Bank; John Sepp, president of PennTerra Enginerring and Dan Hess, College Township council vice chair.




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Luncheon planned BOALSBURG â&#x20AC;&#x201D; The Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Mid Day Connection Luncheon will be held at 11:45 a.m. on Aug. 13 at the Mountain View Country Club in Boalsburg. Steve Ast of Wegmans will present â&#x20AC;&#x153;hot off the grill.â&#x20AC;? The featured speaker will be Janet Hetrick, of Butler. The vocalist will be Kate Oberholtzer. For reservations or cancellations, call Margo at (814) 355-7615.

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STATE COLLEGE â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Raise a glass to State Collegeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Toastmasters Club 1219. For 60 years, members have been toasting to the virtues of public speaking, locally carrying out Toastmasters Internationalâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s mission of being â&#x20AC;&#x153;Where Leaders Are Made.â&#x20AC;? Club 1219â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 20 members are recognizing the milestone this summer, and committing to growth, exploring a larger social media presence and new initiatives to attract members. Meetings are a mix of impromptu and prepared speeches that are subject to evaluations from fellow members â&#x20AC;&#x201D; thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s even an â&#x20AC;&#x153;ahâ&#x20AC;? and â&#x20AC;&#x153;umâ&#x20AC;? counter. Evaluators are encouraged to give honest feedback in the gentlest manner; positives are always mentioned first. Club 1219â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ranks include international students â&#x20AC;&#x201D; China, India and South Korea are among the nations represented â&#x20AC;&#x201D; along with faculty and staff from Penn State and business professionals. A handful of members have been with the club for more than 20 years, including Charlie Wilson, who has spoken before 1,800 people at the World Championship of Public Speaking and been featured in a 2012 documentary â&#x20AC;&#x153;Speak.â&#x20AC;? Guests are always welcome and given the option to speak during the impromptu Tabletopics session; duespaying members must give a one- to two-minute response to a question from that nightâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Tabletopics Master. Club 1219 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; the oldest and largest among State Collegeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Toastmasters chapters â&#x20AC;&#x201D; meets at 6 p.m. on the first and third Thursday of each month at South Hills School of Business and Technology, 480 Waupelani Drive. Sameer Vajjala Kesava, a club member from India and doctoral student in Penn Stateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s College of Engineering said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;As an international student in the U.S. with English as a second language, and doing research work, it is of high priority for me to improve my communication skills so that I can articulate my thoughts, ideas and work. Because no matter how much significance my work holds, it will be pointless if I cannot drive the point home in an effective manner. Hence, I joined Toastmasters to work on my speaking skills, improve them and hopefully one day Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be at ease when speaking in an professional environment.â&#x20AC;? Founded in 1924, boasts a membership of 280,000, belonging to 13,500 clubs in 116 countries. According to Toastmasters Internationalâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s marketing department, there were 50 active clubs chartered in 1953, Club 1219â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s inaugural year. From 1924 to 1952, the organizationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ranks grew to more than 300 active clubs.


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Healthy lunches are key to a child’s success By SAMI HULINGS

For parents, the start of a new school year means juggling work with your children’s school, homework and after school activities once again. Though mornings may be hectic, use these tips to make sure you don’t forget to provide your children with healthy lunches. n Switch from white bread to whole grain. If your children’s lunches include sandwiches, one of the easiest ways to increase the nutrients they receive is to switch to whole grain. Fiber, vitamins B6 and E, magnesium, zinc, folic acid and chromium percentages are much higher in brown breads then in refined white breads. n Choose lean meats. Pick lunch meats like chicken, turkey, lean ham and tuna for sandwiches. These meats are healthy choices packed with protein. n Pack a rainbow of color. Fruits and vegetables from green to orange and everything in between are a great source of nutrition for kids. Because many children aren’t very fond of some fruits and vegetables, try to make them more interesting. Pack different colored fruit together. Include dipping sauces like yogurt or fat free veggie dip. n Quench their thirst with water. Though juices may be made from fruits and even some vegetables, think about sending water with your children’s lunches. Juice adds unnecessary sugar, especially when it is used daily for multiple meals. Choosing water will eliminate this extra sugar while keeping your children hydrated throughout the day. If you do send juices with your children, choose those that are made of 100 percent juice or blends of 100 percent juice instead of juice drinks. n Limit snack foods and baked treats. Cookies, cakes and chips may seem like a quick and easy addition to your children’s lunchboxes, but they are high in sugar, saturated fat and salt. Healthier choices include unbuttered or lightly buttered pop-

corn, pretzels or crackers. n Offer variety. Show your kids eating healthy doesn’t always have to be a peanut butter and jelly sandwich on whole wheat bread with pretzels and an apple. Make turkey or chicken wraps with lettuce, tomato and a fat free dressing. Carrots or sweet pepper slices can add crunch and color. Finish the meal off with yogurt, granola and strawberries for a homemade parfait. If possible, use a meal calendar to plan out lunches for the whole month ahead of time. This will allow you to offer enough variety without having to rack your brain each morning. Make lunches the night before and store them in the fridge to make mornings less hectic. n Give your children options. If you want your children to eat healthier, allow them to have some say in what they do eat. While shopping for lunch items, ask your children which fruits and vegetables they like best. Do the same for sandwich choices and sides. When you are making the lunches (or planning them out) narrow down the options. Choose two items from what you bought and give your children an “either or” option. Instead of feeling like they were forced to eat healthy choices they don’t like, your children will feel like they chose what their lunches include and will be happier about eating healthy. n Include a treat. Children love sugary sweet foods. No matter what you pack in their lunches, they will always try to include some sort of cookies or cake. In moderation, everything is okay. Instead of including a baggie with five cookies, give your children two. Or include homemade baked goods. Since you made the sweets, you control what is in them. Homemade cakes and cookies don’t include the unpronounceable additives processed sugary foods do. Let your children help make the foods. They will feel accomplished when they open their lunch box and find a piece of banana bread, two chocolate chip cookies or one Rice Krispies treat they helped to make.

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A HEALTHY LUNCH is packed with nutrients and can benefit your child in many ways.

Doctor visit recommended before start of school year It’s important to make sure immunizations, tests are up-to-date By MARJORIE S. MILLER

STATE COLLEGE — As the school season approaches, there are a variety of steps parents and caregivers can take to make sure their children are healthy and ready for the upcoming academic year. Dr. Craig Collison, of the pediatrics department at Mount Nittany Physician Group, advises parents to schedule a doctor’s appointment for their child’s annual wellness exam prior to the start of school. During this visit the doctor can check the child’s growth and development, including height, weight and body mass index, and perform a physical exam. This visit should also include a review of the child’s medications, as well as tests for any hearing or vision problems, he said.

Additionally, the wellness visit is a good time to ask about any health problems the child may have had since his or her last visit, go over family history, order necessary tests, and discuss any health topics related to the child’s age, such as puberty changes. “This visit is also time for you – as the parent or guardian — to bring up any health concerns you have about your child, including behavioral or emotional issues, learning disabilities or chronic conditions,” Collison said. “I recommend bringing along a list of items that you’d like to discuss with your child’s physician so that you make sure you cover everything. Making the time for an annual visit with your pediatrician is an important part of keeping your child healthy.” This appointment is also an ideal time

to make sure the child’s immunizations are up-to-date, Collison said. “To keep your child healthy, have him or her vaccinated (or) immunized against diseases. All of the vaccines the state currently requires for children to attend school are from the official recommendations of the American Academy of Pediatrics and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention,” Collison said. “All of these vaccines are safe and welltolerated and are very important in keeping your children and the children around them free of these preventable diseases. Any vaccine can have potential side effects, and if any do occur, these are typically mild and short-lived.” There are also some vaccinations that are recommended, though not by the state, most notably Hepatitis A, influenza

and the human papillomavirus, or HPV vaccines, Collison said. “Some sources claim that immunizations are to blame for multiple chronic illnesses including autism, diabetes and celiac disease,” he said. “These conditions have been blamed on specific vaccines, specifically the measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine in connection with autism. Exhaustive students have been done to look at these issues, and all have concluded that vaccines are not linked to these or any specific chronic illnesses.” Those who do not wish to immunize their school-aged child may file for an exemption, Collison said. For the current schedule of vaccinations for preschool and school-aged children, visit the CDC website at www.cdc. gov/vaccines.

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Faith-based early childhood education strives to teach values By LAUREL SANDERS Special to The Gazette

STATE COLLEGE â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Raising a child is challenging. As the oft-cited African proverb states, it takes a village. Although parents and other primary caregivers undeniably play the most influential part, many pieces of a childâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s development begin to fall into place when they have opportunities to observe, play and learn alongside their peers. Introducing children to group learning opportunities at an early age greatly expands their experiences, observations and vocabulary at the time when their neural networks are developing more quickly than at any other time in their lives. It also helps them to strengthen human bonds with caring adults and a wider circle of friends. Many studies have shown that young children have the greatest aptitude for learning language through stories, participating in discussions, making music and forming relationships. Loving interactions with caring adults play an important role in their ability to accept and explore new situations without fear, enabling them embrace new opportunities. Parents play a vital role by reading, organizing play dates and visits to the library, or encouraging their children to participate in organized activities. Add to that a quality, caring preschool environment with the right balance of structured learning and play, and you have a rich tapestry

of unique opportunities for social development and exploratory learning. The Pennsylvania Child Care Association, a leading voice for childcare in our state, underlines the importance of early learning programs that offer stimulating environments and responsive teachers. The National Institute of Child Health and Development (NICHD) reports that when children are exposed to high-quality child care, it results in stronger outcomes â&#x20AC;&#x201D; even during their teen years â&#x20AC;&#x201D; including higher academic achievement. Since children learn both by observing others and by trying to accomplish things on their own, they are bound to learn something from adults and their peers in any group situation. However, since their impressions, experiences, and discoveries build neural networks that are the foundation and framework for all future learning, donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t we owe it to them to ensure they are placed in the best, most caring environments with access to passionate and compassionate teachers from their earliest years? Options for early childhood education abound, from daycare to playschool or nursery school to the more structured learning opportunities that a preschool typically offers. Although passionate teachers with a good education can be found in many different environments, both public and private, a faith-based preschool offers something unique â&#x20AC;&#x201D; a different motivation for what educators do. A faith-based preschool is typically led and staffed by people whose passion for

teaching is matched, and even driven, by a common sense of mission: To care for each child as one of Godâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s unique, loved creations. Helping children to care about others as well as themselves, to put the proverbial shoe on the other foot (as soon as the idea can be grasped), to have good manners, and to make positive contributions that help those less fortunate than ourselves, become goals we not only discuss, but strive to live by example. Although Christian, Jewish and other faith-based early childhood learning centers take different approaches, each has a â&#x20AC;&#x153;villageâ&#x20AC;? of caring people who can help children to learn values as well as to develop socially, academically, emotionally and spiritually. Faith-based care challenges its workers and volunteers to care for the whole child. By doing so, we carry out our individual and collective mission, helping children to discover and develop their God-given gifts so they can use them fully both for their own enjoyment and to make the world a better place. Whether you work with young children, are parenting (or once parented) your own, interact with students regularly, or only do so occasionally, you are a teacher â&#x20AC;&#x201D; if not by choice, then by your everyday modeling. Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be fooled when children seem disinterested, distracted or aloof, for they are studying your voice, reactions, observations, discoveries and interactions with others. By recognizing the opportunity we have to shape our children, we should realize we do, indeed, have a say in the future

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DURING MUSIC CLASS, students at Grace Lutheran Preschool and Kindergarten have opportunities to hear different kinds of music, sing songs and move to music.

of the â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;villageâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; around us. If we take our role seriously at home, in public, and in our decision regarding where to place our children as they enter the world of group learning, individually and collectively we have the opportunity to make our world a better place. Laurel Sanders is the executive director at Grace Lutheran Preschool and Kindergarten in downtown State College and is also the worship and music coordinator of Grace Lutheran Church. She can be reached at

Back-to-school shopping tips make trip stress-free By SAMI HULINGS

Even though your child might not be thrilled about it, school is just around the corner and retailers have started their back-to-school sales earlier than ever. Shopping might be the good part about heading back for kids, but it can often lead to stress for parents. To make shopping as smooth as possible, plan ahead and make a list of necessities. Use these tips to make the trip fun and stress-free.


n Set a budget. Sit down with your child and discuss what he or she needs for the upcoming school year. New jeans? Check. iPod Mini? Not really. The discussion will help to teach your child responsibility and money smarts. n Do agree on a few special items. Does your child have a style all his or her own? Let him or her express their personality through clothes, backpacks, lunchboxes or school supplies. The school year goes much smoother when kids want to wear the clothes hanging in their closets and carry their backpacks to and from school.

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Library offers free resources for students STATE COLLEGE — Along with a host of fun activities, Schlow Centre Region Library has wonderful free resources for children and teens as they return to school this fall. In addition to books, DVDs, maga-

zines, newspapers and other print materials, Schlow offers online resources that are available with just a valid library card and password: n Homework Help — Directory of web-

sites covering all areas of curriculum, including math, science, social studies and languages. n TumbleBookLibrary — Animated talking picture books that teach young children the joys of reading. n TumbleBookCloud — Read-along titles for elementary, middle school and high school students. n TumbleAudioBookCloud — Audiobooks for children of all ages. n BookFlix — New resource pairing fictional video storybooks with nonfiction informational films. n Transparent Language — Digital language learning system for more than 70 languages.

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Ag Progress Days 2013 Ag Progress Days are here again By SAMI HULINGS

PENNSYLVANIA FURNACE — From biomass energy to high-tunnel vegetable production, the 2013 Ag Progress Days exposition will highlight Penn State’s agricultural science research and extension programs. Sponsored by the university’s College of Agricultural Sciences, the expo will be held Aug. 13-15 at the Russel E. Larson Agricultural Research Center at Rock Springs, just nine miles southwest of State College. More than 480 exhibitors are expected to feature the latest in agricultural goods and services on the 2,100-acre research center. Because of the wide range of exhibits, Bob Oberheim, the Ag Progress Days manager, believes the event will appeal to the masses. “Pennsylvania has a very diverse agricultural industry, and we try to make the event reflect that,” he said. “Visitors are sure to find something relevant to them, whether they operate a dairy or livestock farm, grow fruits or vegetables, produce wood products or tend a garden.” Showcasing the state’s agricultural economy is one of the many goals of Ag Progress Days. With an economic impact of almost $57 billion, agriculture and its related businesses form one of Pennsylvania’s largest industries. A large amount of the equipment, technology, goods and services that aid in the state’s economy will be on display at the exposition. According to Oberheim, Ag Progress Days offers those


WHO: Agricultural producers or those interested in learning more about agriculture and related research WHAT: Ag Progress Days WHERE: Russel E. Larson Agricultural Research Center at Rock Springs WHEN: 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Aug. 13; 9 a.m.-8 p.m., Aug. 14; 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Aug. 15. WHY: To learn more about agriculture through educational exhibits, guided tours and workshops

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AT 2012 Ag Progress Days, arborists and Penn State Dept of Horticulture alumni taught kids how to safely climb on-site 40 foot trees with a rope and harness as the professionals do.

ONE OF THE staples of Ag Progress Days is the farm equipment. There will be plenty to check out at Ag Progress Days 2013.

in the agricultural business a unique marketplace. “About two-thirds of Ag Progress Days visitors are connected in some way with production agriculture,” Oberheim said. “We try to offer these visitors an opportunity to see firsthand the products and practices that can help them to do their job more efficiently and to remain profitable in a very tough, competitive business.” Exhibits will display everything from milking systems to feed to financial products. In addition to products, Ag Progress Days will also fea-

ture numerous demonstrations. One of the most popular will be that of field machinery. “These demos give visitors the chance to see how equipment from different manufacturers performs under real-life conditions,” Oberheim said. New to this year’s exposition will be a demonstration of hay mergers and choppers. Hay mowers, hay balers and a cover-crop interseeder developed by Penn State agricultural scientists will also be shown. All demonstrations will take place weather-permitting. Though many of the exhibits, guided tours and workshops will highlight the latest in agriculture, Oberheim stresses the event is not just for those directly involved with production. “Through fun and educational activities, consumers and families can learn about how their food is produced, how they can improve their health and nutrition, and how Penn State agricultural research and extension programs help ensure a safe and abundant food supply while minimizing environmental impact,” he said. For more information, visit Twitter users can find and share information about the event by using the hashtag #agprogress. Those on Facebook can find and share information at days.

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Pasto Ag Museum boasts new exhibits

PENNSYLVANIA FURNACE — If you plan to visit the Pasto Ag Museum during Ag Progress Days, Aug. 13-15, you are in for a treat. Located on E. 10th Street near the top of Main Street on the Ag Progress Days site, the museum offers a look at farming’s past, including farming methods and aspects of rural life that primarily cover a time period between 1775 and 1940. The assemblage of objects however, spans a period of 6,000 years. The clay sickle, at about 6,000 years old, is difficult to imagine as a labor-saving device. There are many new exhibits in the recently enlarged and renovated museum. At the Agricultural Forum in July, Larry Harpster used a track and pulley system to demonstrate the way a hayfork lifted hay into the haymows of days gone by. The new barn strucConnie Cousins covers Centre ture, from which the fork hung,was a County for the collaborative effort between Bob HaCentre County zelton, who designed it and Amish Gazette. Email her builders. at correspondent@ Harpster has a keen interest in the centrecountgazette. museum. com “I worked on the farm that was once where the Ag Museum is now and my family has been around here since 1798,” he said. “I retired from teaching in 2005 and donated some items to the museum. I had helped with auctions for many years and was asked to lend my expertise when the silent auctions were added to Ag Progress Days in 2001.” He said he had retired — sort of — and still works three farms. Hazelton is otherwise known for his talks around the area on subjects of historical interest, such as the History of Spring Creek Canyon, Scotia and others. He gives many hours to the museum as well, helping to clean and prepare machinery for display. “Bob is especially adept at planning and helping with the flow of the exhibits, but he was the sole creator of the Ice House Exhibit,” said Rita Graef, curator at the Pasto Agricultural Museum. “He grew up observing his father’s


ice service business. His overseeing the project led to its historical accuracy.” Most of the volunteers who help at the museum come from agricultural backgrounds, but that is not a requirement. Graef is the only paid employee. On the day of my visit, volunteer Jay More, whose talent is construction, was working on a partition within the building. Harpster had come by to harvest some barley that will become part of the small grain exhibit. “Small Grains From Threshing Floor To Table,” this year’s theme, will focus on the history of small grains. There will be opportunities to see and touch the various types of grain and see a Burr Mill in operation. Darwin Braun’s oxen, Frye and Burg, will power the mill. A horse driven treadle-powered threshing machine is another planned demonstration for each day. At 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, and at 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday, you can see history in action. “The mission of the Pasto Agricultural Museum is to provide the public with an understanding and appreciation for early agriculture and rural life, especially in Pennsylvania and the northeastern United States,” Graef said. Gemelli’s Bakery is bringing a wood-fired brick oven on Wednesday and will be baking johnnycakes and spoon breads. “Tony Sapia, owner of the bakery, has researched historic recipes to provide this treat,” Graef said. The Society For the Preservation of Old Mills is helping the museum with an exhibit of a water-powered gristmill that will enable visitors to see grain ground into flour. The Pennsylvania Historical Museum Commission (PHMC) is bringing a PA Ag History Project, with Dr. Sally McMurry and others, who will provide a context for the equipment research and display a timeline during Ag Progress Days.


Do you have a memory about growing up on a farm or living the rural life? Perhaps a neighboring farmer influenced your life. You will have an opportunity to share your story when WPSU brings Story Corps to the Ag Progress Days. WPSU-FM, central Pennsylvania’s NPR affiliate, is making Story Corps available at the Ag Museum from 9 a.m. to

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ATTENDEES AT Ag Progress Days 2012 checked out a corn maze on a sun-splashed day at Pennsylvania Furnace.

5 p.m. on Aug. 13, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Aug. 14, and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Aug. 15. The local oral history radio project preserves the stories of Americans from all backgrounds and beliefs. Interested parties should sign up at storycorps to reserve time. Come in pairs and bring questions. A Story Corps facilitator will be present to assist you. Participants will receive a complimentary CD copy of their interview. The interviews will air on WPSU-FM in October and will be posted on the WPSU Story Corps web page. See you at Ag Progress Days.

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Bellefonte Art Museum supports local art BELLEFONTE — Located in the historic John Blair Linn House, the Bellefonte Art Museum offers area residents the opportunity to experience creativity and to appreciate world and local artists in a rural setting. By focusing on the works of local artists, cultural art, world collections and local collections, the museum promotes visual arts, and stimulates curiosity, imagination, creativity, and lively and thoughtful participation. According to the museum’s president and executive director, Patricia House, this is accomplished by showcasing exhibits from around the world, featuring galleries with artists from Central Pennsylvania, and providing the area with children’s art programs. “They all sort of intertwine because we feel the artists need to be supported,” she said. In order to do so, the museum is currently working to raise money for a $50,000 matching grant known locally as “Art to Heart For the Bellefonte Museum.” In order to receive a matching monetary amount, the museum must raise the funds by Dec. 1. Because the museum doesn’t receive governmental funding and is run mostly by volunteers, House said this grant could be a tremendous help in fundraising, allowing the museum to advertise more and hold more shows. Funds are mostly raised through museum memberships, a $40 tax-deducible support contribution, and contacting businesses and individuals in the community. “Everything we do is with the funds we can raise,” she said. According to House, the grant will also allow the continuation of art exhibits from around the world. Previously, the museum has included exhibits from China, Africa, the Caribbean, South America, Canada and Vietnam. “We’re a moderately rural area, even with the university. We don’t get a lot of interchange with other communities. We think that the exhibits and what we called “The Windows of the World,” gallery are extremely important to

our artists, as well as the community,” she said. Expansions for the free children’s programs offered by the museum will also be aided by the grant. “We try really hard to raise funds. This matching grant would be the first time that we would have enough income to really expand some of our children’s programs,” House said. Providing local artists and children with as many opportunities as possible to express themselves creatively is the ultimate goal of the museum. “We are much more in-depth when it comes to local artists. We have an amazingly rich number of artists that live in this area,” House said. “So many times, art reflects what’s around you and what’s important to you. So to have artists from Central Pennsylvania showing lets us share with the people around here the rich legacy of their environment.” The museum is currently presenting “A Legacy of Creative Endeavors,” an exhibit featuring work by Centre County alumni of Penn State’s School of Visual Arts. As the Bellefonte Art Museum is the only museum in the county that shares Central Pennsylvania artists’ work, House believes the artists “benefit from exhibiting in their own environment because it enriches our people to see what kind of art is being created right here.” “This is not just a Bellefonte art museum,” she said. “We like to give recognition to the fact that it’s housed in a historic building in Bellefonte, but it serves the entire Central Pennsylvania area. You will be pleasantly shocked that we have an art organization right here in Central Pennsylvania of this quality that you didn’t know about. It’s kinda secret.” For more information about the Bellefonte Art Museum and its current exhibits, visit www.bellefontemuseum. org. To donate to “Art to Heart For the Bellefonte Museum,” send contributions to P.O. Box 125, Bellefonte, PA 16823.


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Off to a Flying Start Behind Womer, Howard tops Lemont in Game 1 By PAT ROTHDEUTSCH

HOUSERVILLE — The conversation around the Centre County League playoffs has changed from marveling about the Howard Hawks to wondering how they can be stopped. After well-documented series’ victories over the No. 1 and No. 2 seeds in the tournament, the Hawks took on No. 3 Lemont in game one of the league championships on Tuesday evening at Spring Creek Park, and they demonstrated once again how they got there. Howard pitcher Tyler Womer scattered eight hits, the defense played error-free baseball, and Womer helped himself with a three-run, go-ahead home run in the fifth inning as the Hawks held off the Ducks for a 5-3 openingday victory and a 1-0 series lead. Lemont took a 3-1 lead into the fifth inning, but Womer, with teammates Clay Smith and Travis Price on board, lofted a one-out pitch from Seth Whitehill far into the brush in right field that gave Howard its first lead of the game. The Hawks added an insurance run in the sixth, and then Womer was able — barely, and with some great defensive glove work — to hold off Lemont for the win. “We are just starting to come together,” Womer said, “and we are having fun playing ball. We got all our guys. If our pitching can keep us in the game, we are confident that we can hit the ball. We are just having fun.” Lemont took an early, secondinning lead on a single by Eric Wolanski and an RBI double by Kyle Wright. Womer tied it in the third with

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HOWARD’S TYLER WOMER delivers a pitch during Tuesday night’s game with Lemont. Womer tossed an eighthitter and had four RBIs in the Hawks’ 5-3 Game 1 victory. the first of his game-high four RBIs when he drove in Clay Smith after a line-drive single to left-center field. In the fourth, the Ducks inched ahead by two runs. With one out,

Wolanski doubled and then he scored on Eric Kempton’s double to right field. Kempton went to third base on the throw, and he scored on a sacrifice fly by Wright to make it 3-1.

They would be the final runs Womer gave up in the game. “We saw in the first couple innings,” Howard catcher Scott Zuback said, “that the Lemont hitters were behind the fast ball a

lot. They were hitting everything over there to right field. So we just kept at it. They had time to catch up to the off-speed, but we just tried to hit our spots. Sometimes we missed, but even then they popped up and we got them out.” In the fifth, Zuback popped out to open the inning, but then Whitehill issued his second and third walks of the game to Smith and Price. Womer stepped in and wasted little time as he hit the first pitch far into the creek in right field that plated the eventual winning runs. “I was going up there looking for something to hit,” Womer said. “He had been pitching me inside all day and I was waiting for it. I just turned on it and saw it go.” Lemont, still fighting but down 5-3 in the sixth, put a runner on third with two outs, but Womer got Wright to fly out to end that threat. In the seventh, the Ducks got a walk and a base hit that put runners on first and second with two out. Lefthander Ben Sallade stepped up, representing the winning run, and he connected on a shot to deep center field that arguably would have been out of any ball park. But at Spring Creek, with no fence, center fielder Joe Pillot raced far back and pulled it in for the final out in the game. “Once he (Sallade) hit it, I saw it tail right away,” Zuback said, “and it went right at Joe (Pillot) and tailed away. I wasn’t sure if he was going to get it or not. But he made a good play.” The series now moves to Howard tonight for game two at 5:45 with the Ducks having to figure out Howard and avoid a 2-0 deficit in the best of five series.

Bellefonte plays host to Teener League tourney Clearfield claims state title with 10-8 win over Altoona


BELLEFONTE — Clearfield and Altoona took completely different routes to the finals of the VFW 15-16 Teener League State Championships held in Bellefonte last weekend. The tournament, which included three Centre County teams — Bellefonte, Penns Valley and Philipsburg-Osceola — featured teams from six different areas around the state and concluded with the state championship game on Monday afternoon. Clearfield by far had the easier path after defeating Bellefonte, Central Penn East and Philipsburg in the winner’s bracket. Altoona had to fight its way through the loser’s bracket after losing in the first round to Penns Valley by a score of 18-3. From there it took consecutive wins over Schuylkill South, Central Penn East, Spring Cove and Philipsburg to earn the right to face Clearfield in the final. It was an arduous journey, and it showed. Clearfield broke out to a first-inning, three-run lead, increased it to 9-5 after four innings, and then held on for a 10-8 victory and the state championship. Altoona did rally with three runs in the seventh inning and had the tying runs on base, but a strikeout and fielder’s choice ended the game. For Area 5 Champion Bellefonte, watching Clearfield take the trophy must have evoked a litany of “what ifs.” The two teams met in the first round on Friday night and, after spotting Clearfield a sixrun lead, Bellefonte rallied for a combined 13 runs in the fourth and fifth innings to take a 13-9 lead into the seventh inning.

The rallies included doubles by Taylor Butts and Trent Fortney and a big, threerun homer by Matt DeArmitt in the fourth. But Clearfield answered with four runs in the bottom of the seventh to tie the game, and then it scored the winning run in the eighth without a hit to take the game and the momentum going into the second round. Now facing elimination in the lower bracket, Bellefonte played another close, back-and-forth game against Spring Cove after a rain delay on Saturday afternoon. Bellefonte rallied for three runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to tie the game 9-9 going into the final inning. Spring Cove came back with four consecutive hits after there were two outs, however, and rallied for three runs and a 12-9 lead. Bellefonte answered with a run in the bottom of the inning and then loaded the bases with two outs. But it was not to be as Spring Cove escaped with no further damage and Bellefonte was eliminated. Philipsburg-Osceola, the runner-up from Area 6, began the tournament with two quick victories. On Friday night it defeated Area 2 Champion Schuylkill South 12-1 behind the two-hit pitching of Nate Kerlin. On Saturday morning, P-O hooked up in an epic battle with Penns Valley in the second round of the winner’s bracket. Pburg took an early 6-2 lead after the first inning and then slowly extended that lead until it ballooned to 11-4 after three innings. But Penns Valley’s pitching stiffened after that and PV began to creep back — scoring three in the fifth to make it 11-7 and then two more in the sixth that tight-

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BELLEFONTE CELEBRATES a home run during the VFW State Teener League Tournament, which was held over the weekend in Bellefonte. ened it even more at 11-9. In the seventh, PV added another run when Logan Marcum scored after a single and an error to make it 11-10. PV then sacrificed Hunter Ilgen to third base with the tying run, but he got no further as a ground out and a pop-up ended the game for Philipsburg. This set up a showdown with Clearfield in round three with the winner going to the championship. After a slow start, Clearfield

began rolling in the game and, behind the shutout pitching of Thomas Summers, pulled away from P-O for a 10-0 victory and a spot in the championship. Neither Philipsburg nor Penns Valley would win again. Penns Valley was eliminated by Spring Cove later on Saturday evening, and P-O, with a chance to get back into the championship with a win, was ousted by Altoona on Sunday afternoon.

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On to the Finals

Howard punches its ticket to the County League finals By PAT ROTHDEUTSCH

PHILIPSBURG — The Howard Hawks’ 3-1 series victory over No. 2 seeded Lewistown in the County League playoff’s first round last week was surprising. Their 3-2 semifinal series victory over No. 1 Philipsburg was not. The Hawks, coming in as the No. 7 seed, used the same formula against the previously undefeated Spike Island Pirates as they used against Lewistown — opportunistic hitting, solid defense and tight-fisted pitching. The Pirates knew coming into the series how well the Hawks were playing, and they said so many times. In the end though, Howard was still able to hand Philipsburg its only three losses of the season over the stretch of just five games. Last Sunday’s series-clinching, 10-7 victory over the Pirates was a perfect example of Howard’s post-season success so far. In a matchup of aces at Philipsburg High School — Josh Potter for Philipsburg and Brian Pelka for Howard—the Hawks spotted the Pirates a run and then erupted for seven runs in the top of the third inning to take a 7-1 lead. Five of those seven runs were scored after two outs in the inning with the big blast coming on a three-run, twoout home run by Kyle Womer. Time and again, the Pirates in the past have come back from big deficits, and they did so again. Philipsburg chipped away at the Hawks’ lead until, after scoring a run in the bottom of the sixth, it had closed the gap to 8-7 with

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one inning yet to play. It was the perfect set up for another classic Pirate last-minute save. Except this time, Howard had the answer. The Hawks caught some two-out lightening in the top of the seventh and scored two big insurance runs on a tworun double by Travis Price to take a three-run lead that Pelka was able to protect for the victory. “He (Josh Potter) was feeding me changeups outside most of the day,” Price said. “It was a big situation, and it was a time you want to be big. I just wanted to react to an inside pitch, and I was a little bit behind a fastball and just went with it and it was a big hit at the right time. “We knew seven runs were not enough with their lineup. We knew playing defense we were going to have to do well. And that’s the thing with our guys, we’re tough. We may not be that great, but we’re tough.” Normally, a three-run, seventh-inning lead would be a large cushion for Pelka, who is approaching 100 career wins in the County League, but this day was anything but normal for Pelka or Potter. The two aces gave up a total of 17 runs and 27 hits in the game, and both teams were a threat to score at any time. “Both these teams can hit the ball,” Pelka said, “and this was his (Potter’s) second time facing us and it was my second time facing them, and once you face somebody for the second time, they know your tricks.

“So it was a real challenge facing these guys. They are just a top-notch group of players and hitters and we are just happy to get out of here with a win.” As it turned out, the seventh was the easiest inning of the game for Pelka and the only one in which he did not allow a runner into scoring position. After getting two ground-outs from Ryan Koch and Parker Watson, Pelka walked lead-off hitter Matt Curtis. He came back, however, to strike out Ryan Mostyn on an outside curve ball to end the game and the series. “The seventh inning I just cleared my head,” Pelka said, “and just focused on hitting my spots. I didn’t get caught up in the score. I tried to hit my spots and let my defense do the work, and they did.” Now it is on to the CCBL finals against perennial champion and No. 3 seed Lemont. The Ducks have won 10 of the last 13 league championships and they arrive after having eliminated No. 4 Clarence, 3-1. The two teams last met in the finals in 2000 — the last time Howard played in the finals — in a series that was eventually won by the Ducks. “We have to approach (Lemont) the same way,” Womer said, “Nothing to lose. We have to go in there play hard every inning, focused. Pitching has to be on, keep hitting, play defense. Nothing to lose.” Sounds like Howard will keep doing what it’s doing.

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WINGATE — The Bald Eagle Area Athletic Department will be selling old uniforms from all athletic programs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Aug. 17 in the lobby of the middle/high school. For more information, contact Athletic Director Doug Dyke at or (814) 280-0250.

STATE COLLEGE — The Centre County YMCA and Centre Region Parks and Recreation are teaming up to offer youth flag football to children in grades 3 through 6. Two divisions are offered — third and fourth grades and fifth and sixth grades. The program is a great alternative to tackle football, where kids learn the fundamentals of football in a fun, safe environment. Volunteer coaches are needed. All volunteers must follow the CRPR child safety policy. Practices at Spring Creek Park begin the week of Aug. 12 and will be scheduled by the coaches. Games will be Sunday afternoons, beginning Sept. 8. Cost is $60 for members of the Centre County YMCA and $90 for non-members. For more information, visit

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Nittany Country Club holds member-guest tourney MINGOVILLE — The duo of Bill Workman and Todd Fredericks claimed the gross division title of the annual Nittany Country Club Member-Guest Tournament by shooting a two-day total of 144 that edged runner ups Chuck Colyer and Mike Varlotta by a stroke. Winning the net division by five strokes shooting a combined 36-hole score of 130 was the duo of Ryan Mattern and Joe Fletemake over the runner-up teams of Frank Wagner and Don Miller and Tom Alterio and Don James who posted scores of 135. Jerry and Jeff Fisher placed third in the gross division with a 147 followed by Ken Lannan and Tom Urban (148) and Chet Workman and Todd Taylor (149). In the net division, the team of Buzz Ort and Dave Hampton carded a total of 137 for fourth place, while John Kowalchuk and David Marshall were fifth, shooting a 138. The mini-tournament’s gross diviJohn Dixon covers sion winners with a 69 was the team of golf for The Centre Colyer-Varlotta. County Gazette. Email him at There was a three-way tie for the sports@centre net crown with a score of 65 by ner and Miller, Alex Moyer and Gerrett Singer and Barry Reese and Dave Burningham.





The NEJGT held its weekly event at Park Hills Country Club in Altoona recently with several local golfers competing. In the boys’ 13- to 15-year-old Oakmont Division, State College’s Matthew Robert carded a round of 94 for a thirdplace finish. Charlie Driscoll and Brandon Scanlon, both of State College, finished fifth and seventh, respectively, in the boys’ 10- to 12-year-old Pine Valley Division, shooting rounds of 109 and 151. In the girls’ division, Emma Schaper of State College had to withdraw from the event. Schaper, however, placed fourth in the event held at Champion Lakes Golf Club in Bolivar recently, shooting a round of 120. She was the lone representative from Centre County.


Kevin Treese of Mountain View Country Club overcame a slow start to take medalist honors for the first time at the recent North Central PGA senior event held at the Williamsport Country Club. Treese, who bogied three of his first four holes, maintained his composure and finished even par for the remaining 14 holes to finish at 74 in the 50- to 59-year-old division. Mill Race’s Carl Stackhouse fired a pair of 38s to finish at five over par 76. Mountain View’s Steven Byron carded a round of 89. In the 60- to 69-year-old division, it was also a strong finish that helped John Pagana of Susquehanna Valley Country Club find the top of the leaderboard with a 78. Pagana’s one over par 36 on the back nine allowed him to finish one shot clear of Mountain View’s Bill Fleckenstein and three shots better than Frosty Valley Country Club’s Marty Bowman’s 81. Chuck Colyer of Nittany Country Club posted a round of 83. Bucknell’s Gary Fry dominated the 70- to 79-year-old division, firing a four over par 75. Bucknell’s Marvin Reeves placed second, shooting an 81. Gene Christina and Terry Cameron of Lost Creek Golf Club posted 84s to finish in a tie for third in their division. Shade Mountain’s John Jordan shot a 94 on his way to recording his fourth victory of the season in the 80 and older division. Bucknell’s John Arbogast followed close behind with a 96.

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Recently removed from the North Central Pennsylvania Golf Association’s largest field ever for a senior event, Tyoga Country Club hosted nearly 80 NCPGA seniors and Nittany Country Club’s Chuck Colyer posted another win in the event. Leading the way in the 60- to 69-year-old division was Nittany’s Colyer and Eagles Mere’s David Werner. Colyer and Werner posted identical rounds of four over par, 75 to tie for the title. Bloomsburg’s Al Rhodes posted a 77 and Bucknell’s Jim Cotner carded an 80 to round out the top four places in the division. In the 50- to 59-year-old division, Bucknell’s Tim Harpster’s 2-over par 73 was enough to get him back on top at the NCPGA senior series. Bucknell’s David Grill, White Deer’s Bruce Hoover and Mike Clarke, of the host club, all posted 75s. Nittany’s Richard Knepp carded a round of 83 to finish seventh. The gold tee division of 70- to 79-year-olds found Williamsport Country Club’s Jim Zellers leading the way with a 76. Eagles Mere’s Bob McNutt, and Bucknell’s Tom Egli and Gary Fry, posted rounds of 80, 81 and 82, respectively. Boyd Mertz of the Bucknell Golf Club continued his dominance of the 80 and older division carding an 85 while Eagles Mere’s John Hirsch finished second in the division, carding a round of 100.

The team of Kay Kustanbauter and Alice Clark posted a round of 56 to win first place net in the annual women’s event held at Mountain View Country Club in Boalsburg. Louise Shope and Karen Krupa carded a round of 61 to finish second while Ginny Hosterman and Maribel Lies shot a 64 for third place. First place gross was claimed by the duo of Carol Caldwell and Nancy Sipe, carding a round of 83. Special congratulations to Carol Caldwell for making a natural eagle on hole No. 5, a 276-yard, par 5 with a sharp dogleg right fairway.


After tying with a team score of 129, the team of Jim Dixon and Pat Brown defeated Adam Timchak and Scott Nelson on the first playoff hole to win the Philipsburg Country Club’s President’s Cup. Other results had the duo of Ryan Dobo-Jarrod Benton defeating Nick Gmerek-Jason Gmerek, 137-139 in the first flight. Second flight was won by the team of Doug DetwilerBrent Becker 145-148 over Chris Sherkel-Andy Reifer. Third flight had Andrew Mann-Ryan Nartatez down John Frank-Charlie Haversack, 148-151. Fourth flight resulted in a two-way tie for second with Jeff Martell-Dave Belko downing Randy Way-Jim Burns and Jack Vesnesky-Gary Helsel, 145-156. Girard Kasubick-Jom Moskel stopped Dave Bryon-Nick Wasilko, 160-164 in the fifth flight. In the women’s division, Gerry McCully-Sandi Myers won the net division, 149-161 over Dee Danko-Laurie Nartatez. The gross division was won by Val Patrick-Jenn Johnston, 191-195, over the duo of Gabi Barnett-Georgiann Way.


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The 20th annual Geri Reeve Open Golf Tournament will be held on Sept. 9 on the Penn State Blue and White Courses. The 19 previous annual events have generated more than $287,000 to support the Centre County Breast Cancer Coalition and the American Cancer Society. “The 20th annual Geri Reeve Open Golf Tournament will be a day of celebration for breast cancer survivors, a time to remember our loved ones who have suffered through this disease and a day to bring hope for everyone that one day a cure may be found,” explained Geri Reeve, the inspiration behind the tournament. “The Geri Reeve Open Golf Tournament Committee, working with the Centre County Breast Cancer Coalition and the local chapter of the American Cancer Society, would like to invite all women to play with us this year or be involved in some way to help beat this dreaded disease.” “The tournament, which began in 1994 as a small local event of 42 golfers, raised $393 for the American Cancer Society,” said Reeve. “We are excited to share that in 2012 we raised $24,475, pushing our 18-year total to nearly $287,021. “Again, special thanks to the 2012 Geri Reeve Open donors and we look forward to their continued support in 2013. It is only through the efforts and support of local residents, organizations and businesses that we can continue to grow and make an impact in the fight against this deadly disease.” The event is a four-person scramble and begins with golfer registration at 7 a.m. Breakfast will be available. The cost of the event is $125 per person and includes breakfast, team photo, greens fee, cart, gift and lunch. There are also two golfers packages available. Contact Carolyn Follett at (814) 353-4855 for more information. Players may register as an individual golfer, twosome or foursome. The tournament will be scored using the Penn State Golf course handicap system. Prizes will be awarded, both net and gross, for first and second place winners on the Blue and White Courses. There will also be prizes for the “on course” events for each course. In addition, the event will have “hit closest to the pink ribbon” and “let the pro take your shot” options. Remember to take a few extra dollars onto the course to participate in these events. Mulligans will be available for purchase, too.

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THE BELLEFONTE 11- and 12-year-old All Stars took first place at the Mountain Top 11- and 12-year-old All-Star Tournament. Front row, from left, are, Hunter Brooks, Cole Breon, Ashton Wetzler, Nick Fisher, Cooper Crunick and C.J. Funk. Back row, from left, are, Colton Burd, Brock Hanscom, Ben Macafee, Kalen Shvenke, A.J. Arnold, Cade Fortney and Bryan Tate.

Greg Myford leaving Penn State By BEN JONES

UNIVERSITY PARK — Penn State associate athletic director for marketing and Communications, Greg Myford confirmed to StateCollege. com that he will be leaving his post at Penn State. Myford, who was hired in November 2004, has played an important role in the marketing and branding of all Penn State athletic programs.

His responsibilities included the oversight of inter collegiate athletics marketing and promotions, communications, ticket services, media and sponsorship rights agreements and, the official website of Penn State Athletics. A Penn State alumnus himself, Myford returned to Penn State after spending 12 years with Palace Sports & Entertainment, most recently in Tampa, with the 2004 NHL Stanley Cup Champions, the Tampa Bay Lightning.

Myford told that he has has accepted a position as associate vice president for IMG College in its southeast region and will depart from his post at Penn State by the end of August. According to its website, IMG College is a “collegiate multimedia, marketing and licensing/brand management company,” based in Winston Salem, N.C. IMG College represents the NCAA as well as nearly 200 collegiate properties.

UNIVERSITY PARK — Penn State has a long and successful history of producing defensive line players who have taken their skill to the next level. According to NFL. com’s Gil Brandt, current Nittany Lion DaQuan Jones is the No. 1 senior defensive tackle in the nation and could have all the tools to make the jump to the NFL. “The play of the 6-foot-3½-inch, 330-pound Jones was a big reason why the Nittany Lions won eight games during the 2012 season. He is a strong player with good speed (5.15 seconds in the 40-yard dash) for the position,” Brandt said. Brandt might be giving Jones a little too much credit for Penn State’s success last year with only 22 total tackles, but there is no doubt that Jones possesses the upside that could help step his game up a notch. Former Nittany Lions star Devon Still only truly exploded on to the scene in his final season in Happy Valley in 2011. The All-American was a crucial part of the Nittany Lions’ interior defense and was eventually recognized as the Big Ten defensive player of the year. Still was picked up by the Cincinnati Bengals in the second round of that year’s draft. In 2012 Jordan Hill made his claim for the NFL after a strong senior season saw him dominate opponents on the front line. Hill was eventually drafted in the third round of the 2013 draft by the Seattle Seahawks. How Jones will play in 2013 is still up in the air with training camp just under a week away, but there is no doubt that the Nittany Lion senior could explode on to the scene. Coach Bill O’Brien would be happy to see that, too, as the Nittany Lions look to replace a handful of key defensive leaders in 2013.

Fall ball registration BELLEFONTE — Bellefonte Little League will hold late registration for fall baseball from noon to 3:30 p.m. on Aug. 10 at the Bellefonte Little League board room on Fifth Avenue. The fee is $25. There are several age groups: 6-7 (coach pitch), 8-9 (kid pitch) and 10-11 (kid pitch). Fall ball is instructional and some of the games will be played under the lights.

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ELITE FASTPITCH SOFTBALL won the 2013 Mid Atlantic Regional 16U tournament in Hagerstown, Md., on June 15 and 16. Front row, from left, are, Alessa Morrison, Mikayla Focht, Sammy Parnell, Lexi Lindrose and Taylore Uplinger. Back row, from left, are, Kaitlyn Beers, Cheyenne McKee, Madison McKee, Sierra McKee, Courtney Page and Alyssa Pheasant.

Soccer Shoot set for Sept. 21 BOALSBURG — The State College Elks Local Lodge Soccer Shoot will take place on Sept. 21 at the Mount Nittany Middle School in Boalsburg.

Boys and Girls in age groups under 9, under 10, under 12 and under 14 may participate. For additional information, please contact Dan Aiello at

Golf tournament scheduled for Sept. 8 STATE COLLEGE — The State College Elks Lodge will hold its annual State College Elks Charity Golf Tournament at 1 p.m. on Sept. 8 at the Mountain View

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Country Club in Boalsburg. For registration information, contact chairman David Will at dww2@psu. edu.

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WITH THE PENN STATE/United Way Golf Tournament fast approaching, the committee is hard at work putting together details associated with the event. The golf tournament raises funds in support of the United Way agencies. This year’s event will take place at 1 p.m. on Sept. 23. It will be a shotgun start. Seated, from left, are, co-chair Mark Warren, co-chair Debbie Pebble, Paul Peworchik and Lynn Van Gorder. Standing are Jack Moyer and Peggy Smith.

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THE 12U SOFTBALL TEAM from Bald Eagle Area recently captured the District 5 Little League Softball title. First row, from left, are, Tobi Yarrison and Alexis Bucha. Second row, from left, are, Kaleigh Kinley and Brooke Woodward. In the third row are Kiersten Walker, Madison Watkins, Aly Onder, Mackenzie McCloskey, Zoey Surovec, Haleigh Harpster, Miranda Ballock, Megan Kresovich and Cirstynn Comly. Coaches Jeff Harpster, Calvin Walker and Terry Yarrsion are in the back row.


UNIVERSITY PARK — A quick trip down University Drive is like taking a tour of some of Penn State athletics’ largest and most famous buildings lighting up the summer sky. With the Bryce Jordan Center and Beaver Stadium looming in the background it’s an impressive sight for any Nittany Lion fan. That trip has added one more late night attraction, though, as the Pegula Ice Arena can now be seen with its interior lights shining through the all-glass wall located on the east end of the building. The puck will drop in Penn State’s $90 million hockey facility Friday, Oct. 11 when the Nittany Lions’ men’s hockey team opens the 2013-14 season against the Army Black Knights. Before that happens there are a few more dates to keep in mind as the facility quickly races towards its grand opening. n The first layer of ice is scheduled to be put down Aug. 15. n The first person on skates should be stepping on the ice around Aug. 19. n Teams and programs will begin moving into the building Sept. 6, with Nittany Lion student-athletes starting informal




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ASSOCIATE ATHLETIC DIRECTOR Joe Battista says the Pegula Ice Arena will be ready for its grand opening on Oct. 11.

workouts immediately. n Public tours could being as early as Sept. 16. n A “soft opening” is scheduled for Sept. 28, with a “flush test” for the pipes and various equipment and amenities given a run. The official grand opening will be held Oct. 11. The dedication will begin at 1:30 p.m. The doors will open at 6 p.m. at the same time the homecoming parade begins outside the building, and the puck drops at 8 p.m. for the game against Army.

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Penn State coaching legend Gene Wettstone dies By STEVE BAUER

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‘Urinetown’ opens this weekend at The State By ANNE WALKER

STATE COLLEGE — Nobody likes to think of their life’s details under the control of a corporation. Individuals prefer to make their own decisions about what they eat, when they sleep, when they brush their teeth and so on. But imagine if a corporation decided whether or not we get to use the bathroom.

IF YOU GO WHAT: “Urinetown” WHEN: 7:30 p.m., Aug. 9 WHERE: State Theatre TICKETS: www.thestatetheatre. org An irreverent musical comedy, “Urinetown,” under the direction of Richard Biever, will open this weekend at the State Theatre. “Urinetown” hits the stage at 7:30 p.m. on Aug. 9. Featuring a young cast of actors, singers and dancers, ranging from 11 to 17 years of age, the show will explore what happens to a community when a punishing drought causes a water shortage. Megacorporation Urine Good Company (UGC) takes over, prohibiting private homes from maintaining their own bathrooms. Everyone must use public restrooms, for which UGC charges exorbitant rates.

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THE CAST OF “Urinetown” during a recent rehearsal. The play will be on stage at The State Theatre on Aug. 9. “It’s a serious topic, and it’s timely,” Biever said. “Corporations take advantage of their position in society.” “But it’s a hoot,” adds choreographer Jill Brighton. “It has the

most inane lyrics. It has a lot of childish humor, but the lyrics are sophisticated.” The show’s characters include assistant urinal custodian Bobby Strong, played by Sam Jordan,

Hope Cladwell, played by Madeline Biever and Officers Lockstock and Barrel, played by Max Hults and Nick Mancuso. Several scenes take place in Public Amenity No. 9, the worst

restroom in town. Action heats up when the poor population rebels against the lavatory police. A kidnapping, a bit of extortion, plenty of song and dance, and more than a few evil characters make for a satirical romp at the expense of bureaucracy, capitalism and local politics. And not all characters make it to the end of the show. It also makes references to better-known shows, including “West Side Story,” “Fiddler on the Roof” and “The Rocky Horror Picture Show.” “The humor appeals because of its self-awareness,” Biever commented. “It makes fun of conventions seen in musical theatre.” He adds that the characters believe what they say, but frequently don’t realize the humor. “It’s like cartoons,” he said. “Kids see the slapstick and adults get the different, more sophisticated joke.” In conclusion, Biever and Brighton hope audiences will have a good time with the show and get a good laugh from it. They also hope the underlying message will come through. “The poor people win because they take over,” Brighton said, “but the drought was real.” Good theatre entertains while providing intriguing matter for thought. So this one, despite the title, packs a pretty hefty punch.

WPSU receives five Mid-Atlantic Emmy nods From Gazette staff reports UNIVERSITY PARK — Penn State Public Media, WPSU, received five Mid-Atlantic Emmy nominations from the National Academy of Arts and Sciences. These regional awards recognize local productions for excellence in television programming. Nominees were announced on Aug. 1 at nomination events in Pittsburgh, Harrisburg and Philadelphia. Penn State Public Media, WPSU is competing in the following categories: Entertainment — Program/Special: “Music Theatre Spotlight” 2012. Jeffrey A. Hughes, producer/ director; Whitney Chirdon, associate producer; Michael Klein, audio mixer. Documentary: “Why We Dance: The Story Of THON.” Jeffrey A. Hughes, executive producer; Cole Cullen, producer/director; Lindsey Whissel, associate producer. Sports — Program Series: “Penn State Basketball: In The Paint.” Bill Amin, executive producer; Don Hampton, producer; Folashade Olasimbo, associate producer/ editor; Judson Mantz, editor; Jordan Huffman, editor; Jorge Jovel, graphic design; Jennifer Bortz, audio mix. Sports — Program Series: “Courtside With Coquese: One Step Closer.” Bill Amin, executive producer; Topher Yorks, producer; Cody Yoder, editor; Matt Stephens, videographer; Michael Klein, audio mix; Christopher Younken, field audio. Editor – Program: Cole Cullen Taped before a live studio audience, “Music Theatre Spotlight” showcases a graduating senior class of Penn State’s Musical Theatre BFA program in an intimate “cabaretlike” performance. The project aims for high production values within

a modest budget and to highlight a musical genre not often seen on broadcast television. “Why We Dance: The Story of THON” is a documentary project that chronicles Penn State’s studentrun philanthropy, THON, and the children, families and students who are changed by their experience. “Penn State Basketball: In The Paint” is a fast-paced 30-minute program that follows the Nittany Lions on and off the court with indepth features, behind the scenes access and highlights from Penn State’s battles on the hardwood. “Courtside With Coquese” takes viewers on an all-access tour of the Lady Lion Basketball program including road trips, locker room access, feature stories, game highlights and player interviews. A Penn State alumnus and father of three, Cole Cullen has been with Penn State Public Media since 2005. In 2009, he won a Mid-Atlantic Regional Emmy Award for producing “Making the Blue Band,” and in 2010, he won another Emmy in the Outstanding Editor category for his work on “Dirt Track Memories” and “Heart of the Lion.” Cullen has previously worked on programs that aired on NBC, FOX, TLC, CourtTV and HGTV. The 31st annual Mid-Atlantic Emmy Awards are scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 7, at the Sheraton Society Hill in Philadelphia. The Mid-Atlantic chapter represents Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware and parts of West Virginia and Ohio. Penn State Public Media, WPSU serves central Pennsylvania with programming, educational services and community outreach. Penn State Public Media, WPSU is part of Penn State Outreach, which serves more than 5 million people each year, in all 67 Pennsylvania counties, all 50 states and more than 100 countries worldwide.

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MANHEIM STEAMROLLER will bring its popular Christmas show to the Bryce Jordan Center on Dec. 13.

Manheim Steamroller to play BJC From Gazette staff reports UNIVERSITY PARK — Manheim Steamroller is coming to the Bryce Jordan Center. Manheim Steamroller Christmas by Chip Davis will perform at 8 p.m. on Dec. 13 at the BJC. The Mannheim Steamroller tour, now in its 27th year, was one of the top 20 concert tours in the nation last year. Grammy Award winner Chip Davis will direct and co-produce the performances with MagicSpace Entertainment. The shows will feature the favorite Christmas music of Mannheim Steamroller along with state-of-the-art multimedia effects in an intimate setting. In 1984, Mannheim Steamroller released “Mannheim Steamroller Christmas,” an album that changed the sounds of Christmas.

Already a multi-platinum recording artist through its Fresh Aire series, Davis decided to record an album of Christmas music combining the group’s signature mix of renaissance instruments with rock and roll beats. The resulting album was a hit and Mannheim Steamroller went on to become the biggest selling Christmas music artist in history. The group’s Christmas tour has become an annual holiday tradition right along with decorating the tree, exchanging presents and creating unforgettable moments with friends and family. Tickets are on sale now at the Bryce Jordan Center, Eisenhower Auditorium, Penn State Downtown Theatre, Altoona Campus Ticket Outlet, Walmart Ticketmaster kiosks, online at or, or by phone at (800) 745-3000. VIP seating is also available.

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Thursday, Aug. 8 through Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013 AMERICAN ALE HOUSE, 821 CRICKLEWOOD DRIVE, STATE COLLEGE, (814) 237-9701 Thursday, Aug. 8 Friday, Aug. 9 Sunday, Aug. 11 Wednesday, Aug. 14

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

THE ARENA BAR & GRILL, 1521 MARTIN ST., STATE COLLEGE, (814) 237-8833 Thursday, Aug. 8 Friday, Aug. 9 Saturday, Aug. 10

The CID, 9 p.m. Audiobox, 10:30 p.m. Armed and Ready, 10:30 p.m.

THE AUTOPORT, 1405 S. ATHERTON ST., STATE COLLEGE, (814) 237-7666 Thursday, Aug. 8 Friday, Aug. 9 Saturday, Aug. 10

Kate and Natalie, 9 p.m. Chris Good, 8 p.m. Gruve Therapy, 8 p.m.

BAR BLEU, 112 S. GARNER ST., STATE COLLEGE, (814) 237-0374 Friday, Aug. 9 Saturday, Aug. 10

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

BELLA SICILIA, 2782 EARLYSTOWN ROAD, CENTRE HALL, (814) 364-2176 Saturday, Aug. 10

John and Chad, 5-7 p.m.

THE BREWERY, 233 E. BEAVER AVE., STATE COLLEGE, (814) 237-2892 Wednesday, Aug. 7

Karaoke, 9:30 p.m.

ELK CREEK CAFÉ AND ALEWORKS, 100 W. MAIN ST., MILLHEIM, (814) 349-8850 Thursday, Aug. 8 Sunday, Aug. 11

Sean Farley, 7:30 p.m. Dustbowl Revival, 5 p.m.

THE GAMBLE MILL, 160 DUNLAP ST., BELLEFONTE, (814) 355-7764 Friday, Aug. 9 Saturday, Aug. 10 Sunday, Aug. 11

Jmac & Junior, 6-8 p.m. Biscuit Jam, 7-9 p.m. Tussey Mountain Moonshiners, 5-7 p.m.

GOVERNORS PUB, 211 W. HIGH ST., BELLEFONTE, (814) 353-1008 Thursday, Aug. 8 Wednesday, Aug. 14

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


Biscuit Jam, 3 to 5 p.m.

INFERNO BRICK OVEN & BAR, 340 E. COLLEGE AVE., STATE COLLEGE, (814) 237-5718 Thursday, Aug. 8 Friday, Aug. 9 Saturday, Aug. 10

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


A RECEPTION WAS held at the Bellefonte Art Museum on Aug. 4 to celebrate Penn State’s School of Visual Arts’ Alumni of Centre County.

Reception held at Bellefonte Art Museum By CONNIE COUSINS

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BELLEFONTE — On Aug. 4, a reception was held at the Bellefonte Art Museum for Centre County which celebrated Penn State School of Visual Arts’ Alumni of Centre County. The opening showcased a marvelous show with artists of many genres. There were fiber artists, photographers, oil painters and sculptors. Every media was represented, from sugar to iron, and everything in between. The works are displayed in the Windows of the World Gallery on the first floor. A new exhibit that features artist Dana

Morrison can be seen in the Community Gallery upstairs. Works by Susan Nicholas Gephart, Maxine Levin and Alyce Ritti are on display in the Tea Room Gallery. Besides the opening exhibits, Sunday was also the first day of the Matching Funds Campaign, “Art to Heart For the Bellefonte Museum.” Every $1 makes $2. For $250, donors can receive a signed archival print of Nancy Brassington’s painting, “My Pennsylvania Town.” Lisa Johnson, a registry artist at the Bellefonte Art Museum, conducted a children’s workshop upstairs in the Imagination Room as part of the first Sunday regular offerings of the museum.

Tussey Mountain Moonshiners to perform From Gazette staff reports LEMONT — Lemont’s Friday Concert on the Village Green will feature the Tussey Mountain Moonshiners from 7:30 to 9 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 16. An old-time and folk group, Tussey

Mountain Moonshiners features a mix of traditional and unique songs and a friendly connection with the audience. A potluck picnic starts at 6 p.m. Attendees are encouraged to bring a dish to share. Drinks and tableware will be provided.

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OTTO’S PUB & BREWERY, 2286 N. ATHERTON ST., STATE COLLEGE, (814) 867-OTTO Thursday, Aug. 8 Friday, Aug. 9

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

THE PHYRST, 111 E. BEAVER AVE., STATE COLLEGE, (814) 238-1406 Thursday, Aug. 8 Friday, Aug. 9 Wednesday, Aug. 14

Jason & Dan, 8 p.m., Maxwell Strait, 10:30 p.m. to 2 a.m. Dom & the Fig, 8 to 10 p.m. Ted and the Hi-Fi’s, 10:30 pm to 2 a.m. The Nightcrawlers, 10:30 p.m. to 2 a.m.

THE RATHSKELLER, 108 S. PUGH ST., STATE COLLEGE, (814) 237-3858 Friday, Aug. 9 Saturday, Aug. 10

Brian Lubrecht, 10:30 p.m. Josh Corcoran, 10:30 p.m.

THE SALOON, 101 HEISTER ST., STATE COLLEGE, (814) 234-0845 Thursday, Aug. 8 Friday, Aug. 9 Saturday, Aug. 10 Tuesday, Aug. 13

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

For Tickets and Info: 814.272.0606 130 W. College Avenue. August 9th

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Jazz Brunch with Jay Vonada, noon to 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

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Classical pianist to perform recital By ALLISON GIANNOTTI

UNIVERSITY PARK —The Central Pennsylvania Music Teachers Association and Penn State School of Music will present pianist Kristin Stephenson at 7 p.m. on Aug. 10 in Penn State’s Esber Recital Hall. An impeccable performer and seasoned teacher, Stephenson will perform pieces by notable composers Chopin and Liszt, and by lesser-known composers Poulenc, Griffes and Dutilleux. “I chose music with which I have a strong personal connection,” Stephenson said. “Music often communicates more directly than words and goes straight to the heart of the listener; good composers are keenly aware of this when writing their music.”

IF YOU GO WHO: Kristin Stephenson WHAT: Piano recital WHEN: 7 p.m., Aug. 10 WHERE: Penn State’s Esber Recital Hall TICKETS: Unlike most classical concerts, Stephenson will give a brief introduction before each piece. “This will help the audience make a personal connection with the music and understand the composers’ thoughts behind their work,” Stephenson said. The concert will conclude with a collaboration piece with pianist Hyun Ju Curtain. The musicians will intermingle the sounds of two grand pianos by performing “Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso” by Saint-Saens, arranged for two pianos. Geared toward children and hoping to foster the importance of music appreciation, the event will include a children’s corner where kids can talk about their favorite pieces.

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Performing Arts School of Central Pennsylvania leaps into new season From Gazette staff reports

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ACCOMPLISHED PIANIST Kristin Stephenson will perform at 7 p.m. on Aug. 10 at Penn State’s Esber Recital Hall.

“I hope young students will find that classical music can be fun and will be inspired to excel in their own music studies,” Stephenson said. “Classical music communicates a vast range of emotion and is relevant to our experience as human beings.” In addition, children will have the opportunity to fill out a music quiz and pick a prize upon its completion. “It’s true that classical concerts can be a little hard for kids,” event coordinator Fang-Mei Chu said. “That’s why we created an interesting activity to go with the concert.” As a teacher, Stephenson has shared her remarkable talents with young students who have emulated her strong playing and emotional connection. “I have high expectations as a teacher, but I aim to communicate them in a gentle manner,” Stephenson said. Tickets are available at the door or for presale purchase at Robert M. Sides on North Atherton Street, The Animal Kingdom on South Allen Street, Far Corners Oriental Market, or by calling Fang-Mei Chu at (814) 231-4817. For more information about Stephenson, visit www.kristin

STATE COLLEGE — Performing Arts School of Central Pennsylvania (PASCP) is preparing to leap into the 2013-2014 season with a 501(c)3 non-profit status and more class options for both youth and adults. PASCP recently received its official 501(c)3 non-profit organization status and has launched the “Friends of PASCP” campaign to help raise funds to support the dance and orchestral programs, scholarships, and performance and outreach events throughout the season. Friends of PASCP is an individual and corporate program that enables arts supporters to contribute to the programs at PASCP

through annual donations. All donations to PASCP and its entities (Central Pennsylvania Youth Orchestra and Ballet Theatre of State College) are tax-deductible. Depending on the level of giving, donors receive benefits including tickets to performances, listings in programs and on the website. PASCP has expanded its dance class options to include more ballet classes, as well as morning Pilates and adult ballet classes. Preschool ballet for ages 3 and 4 have also been added to the morning schedule. PASCP currently offers ballet to students ages 3 through adult, including a new class for older beginners between ages 9 and 12. For more information about PASCP, visit or call (814) 234-4961.

Free concert scheduled for Aug. 11 From Gazette staff reports

STATE COLLEGE — South Hills School of Business and Technology will hold the tenth event of its 2013 Music Picnic Series at 6 p.m. on Aug. 11, when the band “Keystone Society of Swing” takes the stage. Keystone Society of Swing recreates the sound of the big bands of the past, when swing was king. These free, outdoor concerts are held

rain or shine at South Hills’ main campus, located at 480 Waupelani Dr. in State College. Everyone is encouraged to bring blankets, chairs and a picnic supper. Grounds open at 5 p.m.; music starts at 6 p.m. and lasts until 7:30 p.m. There is plenty of free parking and restrooms are available. For more information, call (814) 2347755 or (814)278-1990.

Green Drake hosts special show From Gazette staff reports MILLHEIM — The Green Drake Gallery and Arts Center will host a special show, “Penns Valley Through the Artists’ Eyes” from now until Sept. 1 at the gallery on 101 W. Main St. in Millheim. Artists with work on display include J. Harlan Ritchey, Jeanne McKinney, Jess

Mathison, Susan Marie Brundage, Warren Leitzel, Anne Kenyon, Susan Nicholas Gephard, Jennifer Shuey, M.C. Johnson, Elody Gyekis, Cyngy Engle, Karl Eric Letizel and others. Art depicts landscapes, people and culture of the valley. For more information visit

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Exhibit — “A Legacy of Creative Endeavors,” featuring Penn State School of Visual Arts’ Alumni of Centre County will be on display through Sept. 29 in the Windows of the World Gallery, Bellefonte Art Museum for Centre Country, 133 N. Allegheny St., Bellefonte. Gallery hours are 1-4:30 p.m., Friday through Sunday. Admission is free, but donations are accepted. Call (814) 355-4280 or visit www. Exhibit — “Convergence Theory,” a photographic series exhibit by Dana Morrison, will be on display through Aug. 30 in the Community Room, Bellefonte Art Museum for Centre Country, 133 N. Allegheny St., Bellefonte. Gallery hours are 1-4:30 p.m., Friday through Sunday. Admission is free, but donations are accepted. Call (814) 3554280 or visit Exhibit — Artwork by Susan Nicholas Gephart, Maxine Levin and Alyce Ritti will be on display through Aug. 30 in the Tea Room Gallery, Bellefonte Art Museum for Centre County, 133 N. Allegheny St., Bellefonte. Gallery hours are 1-4:30 p.m. Friday through Sunday. Admission is free, but donations are accepted. Call (814) 355-4280 or visit www. Exhibit — “Penns Valley Through the Artists’ Eyes,” featuring various artists, will be on display through Sept. 1 at the Green Drake Gallery and Arts Center, 101 B W. Main St., Millheim. Gallery hours are 5-8 p.m., Thursday; noon to 8 p.m., Friday; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday; and noon to 4 p.m., Sunday. Visit, email green or call (814) 349-2486. Exhibit — The Centre County Historical Society exhibit “A Common Canvas: Pennsylvania’s New Deal Post Office Murals” will be on display through Dec. 22 at the Centre Furnace Mansion, 1001 E. College Ave., State College. Exhibit hours are 1-4 p.m., Sunday, Wednesday and Friday. Visit or call (814) 234-4779. Exhibit — “Hearth Cooking: The Heart of the Home” will be on display from 2-4 p.m. on Tuesdays and Saturdays through Nov. 30 at the Boalsburg Heritage Museum, 304 E. Main St., Boalsburg. The exhibit features a recreated hearth of the 18th through early 19th centuries. Admission is free, but donations are accepted. Call (814) 466-3035 or email History/Genealogy — Learn about local history and genealogy with expert researchers at the Historical Museum and PA Room, 203 N. Allegheny St., Bellefonte. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 17. Call (814) 355-1516 or visit Donation Collection — Centre County Young Patrons of Husbandry, part of the Centre County Grange, is col-

lecting gently used large flower planters for a community service project. The group will be placing the filled planters throughout the fairgrounds during Grange Fair. To donate, call (814) 355-7734, (814) 422-8365 or (814) 359-2442. Wine Festival — The 2013 WPSU International Wine Festival will be held Sunday, Sept. 29, at the Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel, 215 Innovation Blvd., State College. Events include A Taste of Italy Wine and Food Pairing Seminar from 1-2 p.m. and Grand Tasting Indoor Wine Market from 1:30-5 p.m. Tickets are available at


Story Time — Preschoolers can enjoy stories and songs at the Thursday story time from 10:30-10:50 a.m. at Discovery Space, 112 W. Foster Ave., Suite 1, State College. Story times are free with paid admission. Call (814) 2340200 or email Children’s Science Program — Preschoolers ages 3-5 can work on science-themed activities with “Science Adventures: Chemical Frenzy” from 11-11:30 a.m. at Discovery Space, 112 W. Foster Ave., Suite 1, State College. Activities are free with paid admission. Call (814) 2340200, email or visit Knitting Program — Bring projects to the Centre County Library’s “Hooks and Needles” program and share ideas and tips with others who knit, 1-2:30 p.m. at Centre County Library and Historical Museum, 200 N. Allegheny St., Bellefonte. Call (814) 355-1516 or visit www.centrecounty Adult Craft Night — Make sculpted wall art from 6:307:30 p.m. at Centre Hall Branch Library, 109 W. Beryl St., Centre Hall. All materials provided by the library; if desired, you can bring your own glass items to frost. Call

(814) 364-2580 or visit Embroidery Club — An embroidery club will meet from 6:30-8:30 p.m. in the Sun Room, Schlow Centre Region Library, 211 S. Allen St., State College. All skill levels are welcome. Call (814) 237-6236.


Line Dancing — Centre Region Parks and Recreation presents line dancing at 10:50 a.m. at the Centre Region Senior Center, 131 S. Fraser St., No. 1, State College. No experience necessary or partners needed. Call (814) 2313076. Musical — Singing Onstage presents “Urinetown,” inspired by the works of Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill, directed by Richard Biever and choreographed by Jill A. Brighton, at 7:30 p.m. at The State Theatre, 130 W. College Ave., State College. Call the theatre box office at (814) 2720606 or visit Concert Series — The Lemont Village Green Concert Series presents The Project, with John Wise on vocals and piano, Mark Toci on guitar, Jason Ebersole on bass and John Lynch on drums, playing classic piano based rock from 7:30-9 p.m. at the Lemont Village Green, 133 Mt. Nittany Road, Lemont. Picnickers are welcome. Concerts are free, but donations are accepted to support the Granary renovation projects. Visit What’s Happening, Page 34

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Adult Technology Program — Learn how to use an e-reader at the “Gadgets for Grownups – Ebook FAQ” program, 10:30 a.m. at Schlow Centre Region Library, 211 S. Allen St., State College. Call (814) 2376236. Gardening Program — Rose Franklin’s Perennials will host “Gardening for Butterflies,” a presentation on how to attract butterflies, at 11 a.m. at 107 Butterfly Lane, Spring Mills. Visit www.butterflybushes. com or call (814) 422-8968. Teen Acting Seminar — Arts Connection at The State will feature “Living on Stage,” led by Jennifer Montminy, from 1-6 p.m. at The State Theatre, 130 W. College Ave., State College. The seminars are for seventh through 12th grade students. The fee is $25. To register, call Rich Biever at (814) 272-0606 ext. 307, email rich@the or visit www.thestate Dinner — A pork loin dinner will be served from 4:30-7 p.m. at the New Hope Lutheran Church, 119 Cobblestone Court, Spring Mills. Eat in or take-out will be available.


Gardening Program — Rose Franklin’s Perennials will host “Gardening for Butterflies,” a presentation on how to attract butterflies, at 11 a.m. at 107 Butterfly Lane, Spring Mills. Visit www.butterflybushes. com or call (814) 422-8968. Open Garden — Rhoneymeade Arboretum and Sculpture Garden will be open from 12:30-4:30 p.m. at Rimmey Road, Centre Hall. An indoor sculpture exhibit by Richard Morgan will be on display. Visit Concert — Sisters Clara and Lizzy Lyon will perform works for the violin and cello at 3 p.m. at the C. Barton McCann School of Art, 4144 Miller Road, Petersburg. Grounds will open and seating will begin at 2:30 p.m. Café style seating and a buffet of light refreshments with non-alcoholic beverages (guests are welcome to bring their own wine or beer) will be provided. Tickets can be purchased online at www.mccann

Mission Central HUB — Bellefonte Area Mission Central HUB will be open from 9-11 a.m. at the Trinity United Methodist Church, 128 W. Howard St., Bellefonte. Call (814) 355-9425. 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.


Seniors Hiking Group — Enjoy a moderate hike in the great outdoors at 9 a.m. at various locations in and around State College. The hikes are free except for car pool donations. To register, call (814) 231-3076 or visit Coffee Time — Bring a friend and savor that second cup of coffee and conversation from 9:30-11 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall, Howard United Methodist Church, West Main Street, Howard. Preschool Story Time — Children ages 3 and younger and an adult can participate in a musical rhyming adventure during “Mother Goose on the Loose” from 10:3011:30 a.m. at Holt Memorial Library, 17 N. Front St., Philipsburg. Story time programs meet Pennsylvania learning standards for early childhood education. Call (814) 3421987 or visit Luncheon — Women’s Mid Day Connection Luncheon will be held at 11:45 a.m. at the Mountain View Country Club, 100 Elks Club Road, Boalsburg. The feature will be “Hot off the Grill” by Steve Ast from Wegman’s. The speaker will be Janet Hetrick, of Butler, and vocalist Kate Oberholtzer will perform. For reservations and cancellations, call Margo at (814) 3557615. Adult Book Club — The group will read and discuss “The Healer of Fox Hollow” by Joann Rose Leonard from 12:30-1:30 p.m. at East Penns Valley Area Branch Library, 225 E. Main St., Millheim. Call (814) 3495328 or visit Farmers Market — The Boalsburg Farmers Market will be held from 2-6 p.m.


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CHILDREN AGES 3 and younger can enjoy “Mother Goose on the Loose” storytime from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at Holt Memorial Library, 17 N. Front St., Philipsburg. the Pennsylvania Military Museum, 51 Boal Ave., Boalsburg. Yoga Class — A gentle yoga class will be held from 5-6 p.m. at the Howard United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, 144 W. Main St., Howard. The class is designed to have all flows on the floor. Gain flexibility and strength and leave feeling calm, open and rejuvenated. Call Kathie at (814) 6252852 or email Yoga Class — A basics level yoga class will be held from 6:30-8 p.m. at the Howard United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, 144 W. Main St., Howard. The class is intended for those who may have had some prior yoga experience. Gain flexibility and strength and leave feeling calm, open and rejuvenated. Call Kathie at (814) 625-2852 or email Line Dancing — The 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. Open Mic Night — The Nittany Valley Writers Network will hold a meeting and an open mic night from 7-8:30 p.m. in the Community Room, Schlow Centre Region Library, 211 S. Allen St., State College. Call (814) 237-6236.


Preschool Story Time — Stories and crafts for preschool will be held from 10:30-11:30 a.m. at Holt Memorial Library, 17 N. Front St., Philipsburg. The theme is “Library Legos.” Story-time programs meet Pennsylvania learning standards for early childhood education. Call (814) 3421987 or visit Line Dancing — The 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. Movie/Reading Program — Watch a screening of “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang,”

starring Dick Van Dyke, Sally Ann Howes and Lionel Jeffries, as a part of The State Theatre and Schlow Library’s “Read It, Watch It” series at noon at The State Theatre, 130 W. College Ave., State College. Call (814) 272-0606 or visit www.state Mission Central HUB — Bellefonte Area Mission Central HUB is open from 1-3 p.m. at the Trinity United Methodist Church, 128 W. Howard St., Bellefonte. Call (814) 355-9425. Children’s Science Program — Preschoolers ages 3-5 can work on sciencethemed activities with “Science Adventures: Chemical Frenzy” from 2-2:30 p.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


Story Time — Preschoolers can enjoy stories and songs at the Thursday story time from 10:30-10:50 a.m. at Discovery Space, 112 W. Foster Ave., Suite 1, State College. Story times are free with paid admission. Call (814) 234-0200 or email info@ Children’s Science Program — Preschoolers ages 3-5 can work on sciencethemed activities with “Science Adventures: Chemical Frenzy” from 11-11:30 a.m. at Discovery Space, 112 W. Foster Ave., Suite 1, State College. Activities are free with paid admission. Call (814) 2340200, email or visit Hooks and Needles — Bring your projects to share ideas and tips with others who knit from 1-2:30 p.m. at Centre County Library and Historical Museum, 200 N. Allegheny St., Bellefonte. Call (814) 3551516 or visit Children’s Lego Program — Enjoy lots of Lego fun as part of the Summer Reading Program “Dig into Summer” from 6-7 p.m. at Holt Memorial Library, 17 N. Front St., Philipsburg. Activities are for children in kindergarten to sixth grade. Call (814) 3421987 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@ 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 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) 2375220 ext. 247, email or visit Adult Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse — Women’s Support Group sponsored by The Centre County Women’s Resource Center, meets from 5:30-7 p.m. Wednesdays. Call (814) 237-5220 ext. 247, email or visit ALIVE Teen Club meets at 6 p.m. Sundays at First Baptist Church, 539 Jacksonville Road, Bellefonte. Call (814) 355-5678 or visit Alzheimer’s/Dementia Support Groups meets the first Friday of every month at 1 p.m. and second Tuesday of every month at 6:30 p.m., Mount Nittany Dining Room at The Inn at Brookline, 1930 Cliffside Drive, State College. Call or email Anne at (814) 234-3141 / or Janie at (814) 235-2000 / for more information. AWANA Club meets at 6 p.m. every Sunday at the First Baptist Church, 539 Jacksonville Road, Bellefonte. Activities and Bible lessons will be held for children ages 3 through sixth grade. Materials provided. Call (814) 355-5678 or visit www.fbc bellefonte. org. Bald Eagle Grange No. 151 meets at 7 p.m. the first Tuesday of every month at the Grange Hall in Runville. Bald Eagle Watershed Association meets at 7 p.m. the fourth Wednesday of every month 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@ 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, state 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, State Route 150, I-80 exit 158, Milesburg. Dinner will be at 5:30 p.m. on the third Friday of the month at the Bellefonte Moose, 125 N. Spring St., Bellefonte. Call Sue (814) 625-2132 or bea.1964@ Bald Eagle Area Class of 1965 meets for dinner at 5:30 p.m. the last Friday of each month at Bellefonte Elks, 120 W. High St., Bellefonte. Call Bob (814) 383-2151. Bellefonte High School Class of 1956 meets for dinner at 5:30 p.m. the second Friday of each month at Bellefonte Elks, 120 W. High St., Bellefonte. Call Kay at (814) 359-2738. Bellefonte High School Class 1967 meets for breakfast at 8:30 a.m. the first Saturday of each month at Sunset West, 521 E. College Ave., Pleasant Gap. The location is subject to change. Call Vic (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 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, Train Station, Talleyrand Park, Bellefonte. Call (814) 355-1053 or Bellefonte Kiwanis Club meets at noon Tuesdays at the Moose Club, 125 N. Spring St., Bellefonte. Call Richard King, (814) 355-9606 or email Bellefonte Sunrise Rotary Club meets at 7:30 a.m. Fridays, Diamond Deli, 103 N. Allegheny St., Bellefonte. Call Mary Jane Fisher (814) 355-5905. Bellefonte Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1600 meets 8 p.m. the second Thursday of every month, 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, 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, RT, respiratory manager at (814) 359-3421. Better Breathers are affiliated with the American Lung Association. Business Networking International meets at 7 a.m. Thursdays, Celebration Hall, 2280 Commercial Blvd., State College. Members share ideas, contacts and business referrals. Fee is $10 for room and breakfast. Call Kelly Swisher (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, CRRN, 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 (814) 231-7005. Catholic Daughters of the Americas social begins at 6:30

p.m. and meets at 7 p.m. 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 life style 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 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@ or visit Centre County Greens meets at 7:15 p.m. the first Monday of every month at Webster’s Bookstore & Café, 133 E. Beaver Ave., State College. Centre County Real Estate Investment Club meets from 7-9 p.m. the third Thursday of every month at RE/MAX Centre Realty, 1375 Martin St., State College. Call (814) 280-5839 or email 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, Centre Hall Lions Club Building, 153 E. Church St., Centre Hall. Centre Line Riders — ABATE of Pennsylvania, Chapter 18 meet 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 the web site at www.centrepieces or call (814) 237-6009. Centre Region Model Investment Club meets at 6:30 p.m. on the second Monday of the month, Mazza Room, South Hills Business School, 480 Waupelani Drive, State College. Call (814) 234-8775 or email The Compassionate Friends Group meets at 7 p.m. the second Monday of each month at Bellefonte Middle School. TCF is a national non-profit support organization offering understanding, friendship, and hope to families following the death of a child of any age, from any cause. Contact Peg at (814) 3559829 or Amanda at (814) 321-4528. FHA Center for Weight Management and Nutrition hosts a bariatric surgery support group from 6-7 p.m. the third Thursday of each month in Classroom 4, Lewistown Hospital, 400 Highland Ave., Lewistown. Sessions are moderated by Virginia M. Wray, DO, CNSP. Call (717) 242-7099 or visit Girls of Bald Eagle Area High School Class of 1961 meets at 11:30 a.m. the second Tuesday of each month at the Mt. Valley Diner, 850 S. Eagle Valley Road, Wingate. Call (814) 355-3686. Halfmoon Garden Club meets at 1 p.m. the first Thursday of the month. Membership is open to Halfmoon Township residents. Call Alice McGregor (814) 692-7396, almcgregor@ or Susan Kennedy (814) 692-5556, susank81@ 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, 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, CRRN, nurse manager at (814) 359-3421. I.O.O.F. Centre Lodge #153 meets at 7:30 p.m. the first and third Thursday of each month, I.O.O.F. Lodge Hall, 756 N. Main St., Pleasant Gap. Junior Rockhounds meets at 5 p.m. the third Wednesdays of each month, Room 121, Earth and Engineering Sciences Building, University Park. Call (814) 867-6263 or visit www. Keystone Guild of the Watchmakers Association of Pa. meets at 1 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month, Bull Pen Restaurant, Washington Avenue at First Street, Tyrone. Call George at (814) 238-1668. Ladies Grief Support Group meets at 2 p.m. every second and fourth Tuesday at Living Faith Church, 113 Sunset Acres, Milesburg. Call Hazel at (814) 387-4952. Marion Grange 223 meets at 7 p.m. the second Thursday of every month at the Jacksonville Grange Hall. For more information, call Brenda at (814) 383-2796. The Milesburg Lions Club meets 7 p.m. first and third Tuesday every month, 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 meets the first and third Thursdays of each month at The State College Evangelical Free Church, 1243 Blue Course Drive, State College. Childcare is provided for each monthly meeting. Visit www.statecollegemops. com. The 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, PTA 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 will resume in September. Call Dave (814) 238-1983. The Neuropathy Support Group of Central Pennsylvania will meet at 2 p.m. the fourth Sunday at the Mount Nittany Medical Center, Conference Room 3, 1800 E. Park Ave., State College. Call David Brown at (814) 531-1024. Nittany Knights Barbershop Chorus meets at 7:15 p.m. every Monday, South Hills School, State College. Men who like to sing are welcome. Visit or call Bill (814) 355-3557. Nittany Valley Model Railroad Club meets at 7 p.m. Tues-

days at Old Gregg School, room 1A, 106 School St., Spring Mills. Call Fred at (814) 422-7667. Nittany Mineral Society will hold a social at 6:30 p.m. and meet at 7:30 p.m. the third Wednesday of each month in Room 116 Auditorium of the Earth and Engineering Sciences Building, University Park. Call (814) 867-6263 or visit Nittany Valley Woodturners meet from 7-9 p.m. every first Thursday, the woodworking shop, State College Area High School, South Building, 650 Westerly Parkway, State College. Email or www.visit The Nittany Valley Writers Network meets for an earlyrisers 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. 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, Grange Hall, Railroad Street, Spring Mills. Pleasant Gap Rotary Club meets at 6 p.m. every Thursday at the Oaks, 220 Rachel Drive, Pleasant Gap. Reiki group will meet from 6:30-8:30 p.m. the first Wednesday of themonth at Inspired Holistic Wellness, 107 S. Spring St., Bellefonte. Call (814) 883-0957, email 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 Mondays at the University Mennonite Church, 1606 Norma St., State College. Visit www.StateCollegeSacredHarp. com. The Snow Shoe Lions Club meets at 6:30 p.m. on the first and fourth Wednesday of every month at the Moshannon Community Center, State Rte. 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 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 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 Thursdays of the month at Damon’s, 1031 E. College Ave., State College. State College Rotary Club meets at 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Nittany Lion Inn, Faculty Staff Lounge, 200 W. Park Ave., University Park. State College Sunrise Rotary Club meets at 7:15 a.m. Wednesdays, 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 the website at www.statecollege or call (814) 234-7344. Support Group for Family & Friends of Childhood Sexual Abuse Survivors sponsored by The Centre County Women’s Resource Center meets from 5:30-7 p.m. Mondays. Call (814) 237-5220 ext. 247, email or visit www.ccwrc. org. Stroke Support Group meets at 4 p.m. 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, M.A., CCC-SLP-L, speech therapy manager, or Linda Meyer, M.S., CCC-SLP-L, speech-language pathologist, at (814) 359-3421. TOPS, Take Off Pounds Sensibly, will meet at 6:20 p.m. every Tuesday at the American Legion, 2928 Penns Valley Pike, Centre Hall. Weigh-in will be held from 5:30-6:20 p.m. Call Aurelia Confer at (814) 574-1747. TRIAD, a public safety group for senior citizens, meets each second Thursday in various locations. Call Helen Evans, chair, (814) 237-8932. Trout Unlimited, a non-profit conservation organization, meets at 7:30 p.m. every first Thursday, Comfort Suites Hotel, 132 Village Drive, State College. Walker Grange #2007 will meet the second Tuesday of every month at 7 p.m. at the Walker Township Building, 816 Nittany Valley Drive, Bellefonte. Weight Loss Challenge will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Park Forest Baptist Church, 3030 Carnegie Drive, State College. The class will also meet at 7 p.m. Thursdays at the Faith Baptist Church, 647 Valley Vista Drive, State College. Membership fee is $35. Call Darlene Foster at (814) 238-8739 or email at rdf55@ WiNGs, the Women’s Network Group for women entrepreneurs, will have a social from 8-8:30 a.m. and meet from 8:3010:30 a.m., the third Wednesday of every month at the Patton Township conference room, 100 Patton Plaza, State College. Email or call (814) 360-1063. Women’s Welcome Club of State College meets at 7 p.m. the second Wednesday of every month, Oakwood Presbyterian Church, 1865 Waddle Road, State College. Visit us on the web or email wwcmembership@ Young at Hearts Club meets for Red Pin bowling at 1 p.m. the first and third Wednesday of the month at the Millheim Lanes, Main Street, Millheim. A yearly $5 donation is requested to join the club. — Compiled by Gazette staff

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ULTA Beauty opens its doors By SHAWN CHRIST

STATE COLLEGE — One of the largest national beauty retail chains, ULTA Beauty, celebrated the grand opening of its State College store on Aug. 2. The 10,000-square-foot store, located at 263 Patriot Lane in the Trader Joe’s Plaza, features more than 20,000 beauty products and fragrances from brands like BareEscentuals, Matrix and Estee Lauder, as well as a full-service salon. “ULTA Beauty combines convenience and customer service with more than 500 different brands of products plus a full service salon,” said Carolyn Sutphen, event planner for the company. “ULTA Beauty is the largest beauty retailer in the country to offer this unique combination of mass to prestige products with salon services.” Sutphen said the company was founded in 1990 as a beauty retailer when beauty products were sold by distinct channels. Department stores sold certain products while drug stores sold mass products and

salons offered professional hair care products. “Based upon consumer input and feedback, ULTA Beauty pioneered what we believe to be a unique retail approach that focuses on all aspects of how women prefer to shop for beauty products,” she said about the store’s one-stop shopping approach. The store also offers a rewards plan for those who are interested. The Club at ULTA is free and members earn certificates based on spending that are redeemable for free beauty products or salon services. Members also receive emails with coupons and information about new products and special offers. Sutphen gives only one reason as to why women should shop at the store. “Because ULTA Beauty offers everything that women could need or want in products for skin, hair, nails, makeup and more,” she said. For more information on products ULTA Beauty offers, visit

Hawbaker joins Kish Bank regional board From Gazette staff reports

STATE COLLEGE — Alan G. Hawbaker has been appointed to Kish Bank’s Centre County Regional Board, according to William P. Hayes, CEO and chairman of Kish Bank. Hawbaker is retired from a career that began in 1974 with Glenn O. Hawbaker Inc. He served as director of information technology at GOH, where he implemented new accounting and estimating systems. Since his retirement, Hawbaker has served as a consultant to GOH, where he is continuing his role in the procurement of liquid asphalt, fuels and natural gas, and in overseeing cost control for the firm’s asphalt plants and equipment. “We are pleased to welcome Alan to Kish Bank’s Centre County Regional Board,” Hayes said. “His years of experience in one of Centre County’s most successful and progressive businesses — now spanning three generations — will be very helpful to us as we continue to grow the Kish franchise.” Hayes also cited the strong support GOH has provided the community over the years. Hawbaker has been active as a volunteer in

the State College community, most recently joining with Kish and others in the construction of a garden at the Grey’s Woods Elementary School in State College. Hawbaker attended Penn State University, where he majored in the associate degree ALAN G. program of highway HAWBAKER engineering. He lives with his wife, Ginger, in Port Matilda. They are the parents of two grown children. Hayes said, “Our regional boards are a critical link in our efforts to remain connected to and listening to our communities. They not only serve as a sounding board on our products and services, but also provide us with insight on growth and expansion opportunities.” Kish Bank has $650 million in assets and 13 offices in Centre, Mifflin and Huntingdon counties. Business units include retail and business banking, investment management and trust, insurance, and travel.

DEED TRANSFERS The following property transactions were compiled from information provided by the Centre County Recorder of Deeds, Joseph Davidson. The Gazette is not responsible for typographical errors. The published information is believed to be accurate; however, the Gazette neither warrants nor accepts any liability or responsibility for inaccurate information.


Scott Taylor and Laura Taylor to Donald Jones Anspauch Jr., 408 E. Bishop St., Bellefonte, $118,000. Guy Cipriano III and Dena T. Cipriano to Hannah E. Sidelinger, 138 Haupt Ave., Bellefonte, $190,000. Charles C. Brown Jr. and Barbara L. Brown to Katherine Anne Hoffman, 236 E. Lamb St., Bellefonte, $98,500. Hobbs Living Trust, J. Donald Hobbs trustee and Karen N. Hobbs trustee to James F. Ross and Susan M. Ross, 1332 Joanna Drive, Bellefonte, $327,000. Garrett P. Lee to Alan W. Scaroni and Maryellen Scaroni, 361 Pine St., Bellefonte, $110,000. Eric J. Porterfield and Susan Wilson Porterfield to Richard and Pamela Hall Trust, 343 E. Bishop St., Bellefonte, $119,000.


Geraldine Rogers Bohn, Gerald E. Rogers, Bonnie Lou Moerschbacher and Ron-

nie Lee Rogers to Bonnie Lou Moerschbacher and Ronnie Lee Rogers, 1201 Shiloh Road, State College, $1.


Alan V. Erdley and Katherine May Mitchell to John F. McMillan and Anne W. McMillan, 150 Dorchester Lane, Bellefonte, $187,000. Berks Construction Company Inc. and Berks Homes to Ryan E. Devlin and Erin M. Devlin, 137 Exeter Lane, Bellefonte, $175,380. Stephen R. Kinneer to Penny J. Horner, 614 Spring Creek Road, Bellefonte, $180,000. Far Hills LLC to Kenneth R. Stanton and Kathy B. Davidson-Stanton, Far Hills Ave., Julian, $105,500. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to Centre County Industrial Development Corp, $241,861. Centre County Industrial Development Corp. to BHP Development LLC, Bellefonte, $300,000.

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ULTA BEAUTY in State College opened its doors on Aug. 2. The new store is located in the Trader Joe’s Plaza.

Smeal MBA program welcomes new student services director From Gazette staff reports

“My main goal is to come to understand the students’ experience and, through broad connections across the college and the University, continue to make that experience more rewarding,” said Orient. By getting to know each student — beyond just their academic concentration and career goals — Orient hopes to get a sense of what’s truly valuable to the MBA student body. With that understanding, he can help them fashion their MBA experience into one that is both personally rewarding to them and also results in meeting their professional goals. “I believe students will have a great experience here if they feel like they are actively involved in their development,” he said.

UNIVERSITY PARK — The Penn State Smeal College of Business MBA Program announced that Erik Orient is the new student services director. Orient will coordinate the development and implementation of student services and programs for resident master of business administration students, as well as provide academic advising and counseling to MBA students and student organizations. Orient comes to the position from a military background, having served 22 years in the U.S. Marine Corps. His last post was working with the Penn State Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) students in a similar capacity to his new role at Smeal.

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Thomas J. Canich to Heather A. Heverly, 144 Sunset Acres, Bellefonte, $154,900. Lois M. Rossman Estate, Rose M. Hutchings-Peterson co-executor and Debra A. Richner co- executor to Rory McCoy and Amanda McCoy, 112 Leathers Camp Road, Howard, $185,000.

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Joyce R. Brown by attorney to Sara Kellerman, 425 Moose Run Road, Bellefonte, $66,000. Chris E. Richner and Michele M. Richner to Chris E. Richner, 112 Abbie Lane, Bellefonte, $1. Robert S. Survec to Darrell R. Musser and Theresa K. Musser, 1056 S. Eagle Valley Road, Bellefonte, $139,900.



Nikki A. Silvis to Anthony J. Cepullio and Donna Cepullio, 200 Grove Circle, State College, $1. Ralph W. Noack and Michele E. Merrick to Simon P. Coffin and Katrin Coffin, 301 Warrick St., State College, $345,000. Randall Bachman and Lynor C. Bachman to Thomas J. Renehan Jr., 318 Dover Circle, State College, $1. Angie D. Taylor and Angie D. Capone to Joseph N. Schival and Regina M. Schival, 141 Villa Crest Drive, State College, $160,500. Geraldine Rogers Bohn, Gerald E. Rogers, Bonnie Lou Moerschbacher and Ronnie Lee Rogers to Gerald E. Rogers and Loretta M. Rogers, $1.


Mark J. Leahy and Maria G. Leahy to Mark J. Leahy and Maria G. Leahy, 124 Cherry Ridge Road, State College, $1. Roy F. Willis to Robert A. Sinclair and Mary J. Sinclair, 3296 Shellers Bend, No. 139, State College, $265,000. Mark D. Feinberg and Susan S. Sulami to Colleen M. Saylor, 113 Westwood Circle, State College, $283,058. Robert A. Sinclair and Mary J. Sinclair to Yong Wang and Lizhuo Shang, 2435 Charleston Drive, State College, $290,000. WHGMH Realty LP to SC Park Apartments LLC, 348 Blue Course Drive, State College, $42,750,000. David M. Rice and Susan A. Rice to Larry Ross, 2465 Circleville Road, State College, $289,900. Scott A. Spisak and Stuart A. Spisak to Kenneth T. Leath and Marie L. Leath, 3301 Shellers Bend, No. 932, State College, $225,000. David J. Tisdale and Angela M. Johnson-Tisdale to Xiaojun Zhang and Sheng Ki Yu, 743 Teal Lane, State College, $246,500. William H. James Jr. and Sally T. James to Jeffrey B. Fortin and Michelle Fortin, 260 Sunday Drive, State College, $429,500. Matthew C. Grube and Jennifer D. Grube to Matthew C. Grube, 102 Westwood Circle, State College,$1. John B. Parker and Joleen L. Parker to Justin D. Callahan and Kimberly M. Callahan, 1895 Autumnwood Drive, State College, $295,000. Douglas Davies Perkins to Anton L. Zellers and Kathy S. Zellers, 3291 Sheller’s Bend, No. 734, State College, $269,000. Bradley L. Hart and Pamela S. Hart to G. Austin Grove, 311 Ravendale Road, Pennsylvania Furnace, $219,900. Thistlewood Associates to Darrel R. Zaccagni, Norma L. Zaccagni and Marilyn J. Zaccagni, 420 Meckley Drive, Pine


Catherine M. Ferrence to Benjamin F. Bidelspach and Marci L. Bidelspach, 564 Sinking Creek Road, Spring Mills, $250,000.


J. Donald Herr and Dorcas W. Herr to J. Donald Herr and Dorcas W. Herr Joint Revocable Trust, J. Donald Herr trustee and Dorcas W. Herr trustee, 454 Cemetary Road, Aaronsburg, $1. Herny S. Beiler and Barbara L. Beiler to Chad R. Barto and Erin D. Barto, 220 W. Aaron Square, Aaronsburg, $110,000.

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Rory E. McCoy and Amanda Jo McCoy to Steven L. Stem and Lisa Ann Stem, 117 Turnpike St., Milesburg, $85,000.


Michael A. Ochs and Catherine A. Ochs to David J. Bagrowski and Kathleen A. Bagrowski, 4699 Brush Valley Road, Madisonburg, $164,000.


Matthew J. Leah to Benjamin L. Tolton and Kerry L. Tolton, 210 Homestead Lane, Boalsburg, $194,000. Kenneth B. Showers to Randy L. Hendrick, 3841 S.s Atherton St., State College, $160,500.




Richard M. Teitel and E. Ann Teitel to Chad E. Shenk and Jennie G. Noll, 140 Cedar Ridge Road, Port Matilda, $345,000. Todd E. Horner and Lois S. Horner to Andrew J. Meehan and Cara T. Meehan, 101 Davisdon Road, Warriors Mark, $332,000. Douglas D. Hartman and Terryl J. Hartman to Samuel E. Buckley and Shizuka O. Buckley, 101 Winesap Drive, Port Matilda, $240,000. Edward C. Brown II, Jodi M. Brown and Jodi M. Fogelman to Edward C. Brown II and Jodi M. Brown, 50 Julie Circle, Port Matilda, $1. Nita E. Adams to Benjamin D. Lerner, 199 Buckhorn Road, Port Matilda, $218,500.


Jeromy N. Knepp and Laureen M. Knepp to Tyler L. Brown, 196 E. Main St., Howard, $138,900.


James M. Cowan and Lisa M. Cowan to Lynn D. Hoffman and Maropa R. Hoffman, 950 Railroad Ave., Julian, $22,000. Lynn D. Hoffman and Maropa R. Hoffman to Lynn D. Hoffman and Maropa R. Hoffman, 950 Railroad Ave., Julian, $1 James M. Cowan and Lisa M. Cowan to James M. Cowan and Lisa M. Cowan, 200 Julian Pike, Julian, $1


Berniece M. Bechdel to Berniece M. Bechdel and Charles H. Bechdel, 148 Mountain Road, Howard, $1. Timothy C. Conway and Nicole D. Conway to Gary E. Kunz and Christa M. Kunz, 160 Main St., Blanchard, $95,000.

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Janet L. Ruhl to Piney G. Walk, 198 Terra Vista Drive, Howard, $95,000.

Norman M. Paul Jr. and Joyce S. Paul to Thomas Dale Kidd and Marcia A. Kidd, 405 Canterbury Drive, State College, $300,000. Rita H. Rolph to Thomas J. Canich, 550 Longbarn Road, State College, $282,000. Harold Schobert and Nita Schobert to Harold Schobert and Nita Schobert, State College, $0. Charles E. Schnable to Cecelia B. Merkel and Anthony J. Moscatello, 1921 N. Oak Lane, State College, $219,000. Penn Dakota LLC to Kyle D. Crossman and Kimberly S. Crossman, 3750 N. Atherton St., State College, $1. Thomas F. Kenly and Roberta A. Kenly to Michael S. Lundberg and Allison M. Beese, 113 Greenmeadow Lane, Port Matilda, $435,000. Thomas Chris Montemore and Mitzi Gayle Montemore to Phoenix International Investments LP, 209 Fernwood Court, State College, $184,000. Paul W. Yeager to Paul W. Yeager and Sherry L. Coven, 651 Marjorie Mae St., State College, $1. Giovanni Peter Vendemia and Marlena Marie Vendemia to Neal H. Hutchens and Kelli E. Hutchens, 118 Barrens Court, Port Matilda, $334,900.


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Larry E. Strickler and Rosalyn E. McClintic to Rosalyn E. McClintic, 156 Railroad St., Coburn, $1. Joseph H. Hicks and Sharon R. Hicks to Ryan J. Croyle and Rebecca A. Croyle, Phoenix Lane, Spring Mills, $51,250.


Wendy S. Sharpless to A & F Ventures LLC, 613 E. Pine St., Philpsburg, $ 1,000.


Beverly J. Smith to Matthew J. Moyer, 106 Church St., Port Matilda, $ 85,000.


CDG Land Acquistion LP to Jon Nathan Althouse and Sasha L. Althouse, 135 Blarney Lane, Centre Hall, $299,000. Joshua A. Tobey and Doris A. Tobey to Rhett W. Jefferies and Melecia M. Jefferies, 110 Green Meadow Lane, $385,000.


Harry L. Doran and Harry Doran to John Bowes, Curve Street, Philipsburg, $33,000.


Louise M. Poorman to Byron C. Brown and Judy I. Brown, 138 Locust St., Bellefonte, $80,000. Neil R. Kelley to Dianne L. Kauffman, 241 Steeplechase Drive, Pleasant Gap, $214,000. Twila J. Meyers to Scott R. Meyers, 241 Gemar Ave., Pleasant Gap, $155,000. Jere L. Trostle and Krista L. Trostle to Craig A. Parkes and Jessica L. LaRocca, 127 Chapel Hill Circle, Pleasant Gap, $245,000. Joshua J. Fitz to Joshua J. Fitz and Helen Dalis, 1019 Halfmoon St., Bellefonte, $1.


Michael J. Russell and Mary Eileen Russell to Michael J. Russell, 506 Nimitz Ave., State College, $1. John J. Dolan and Teresa S. Dolan to David W. Titley and Kathleen D. Titley, 100 Hartswick Ave., State College, $1. John C. Perate and Michelle L. Perate to Joseph W. Pulsney and Karen L. Pulsney, 710 S. Atherton St., State College, $109,000. Paul D. Sommers and Gayle F. Nicholson to James T. Herbert and Leigh A. Herbert, 820 N. Thomas St., State College, $432,000. A.W. Castleman Jr. and Heide G. Castleman to C. Daniel Azzara and Wendy S. Azzara, 425 Hillcrest Ave., State College, $699,950. Alfred J. LeBlanc Estate and Norman J. LeBlanc executor to Ronald A. Gursky and Mary Lu Gursky, 752 Westerly Parkway, State College, $175,000. Keith D. Bailey and Elizabeth A. Bailey to Matthew T. L. Gustafson and Alison C. Wolff, 921 W. Fairmont Ave., State College, $439,000. Patrice H. Schelkun and P. Michael Schelkun to Meifen Yu Lin, 803 Stratford Drive, State College, $ 129,000.


Douglas A. Bush to Douglas A. Bush and Caroline J. Bush, 1075 Spotts Road, Julian, $1.


Mervin R. Confer Estate and Martha Narehood executor to Joshua C. Thal and Kendra L. Snyder, 303 Nilson Road, Bellefonte, $119,000. — Compiled by Gazette staff

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WEDDING MUSIC Alle‑ gria Ensemble musicians for hire. Duo or trio com‑ binations of flute, violin, oboe, cello, and piano perform for weddings and receptions. Experi‑ enced musicians with ex‑ tensive repertoire create an elegant for special events with live music. 814‑237‑0979

743 Forest Avenue, Bellefonte (near Zion) on August 9th & 10th from 7:30am‑2pm. Household items, clothing, furniture, Longaberger, Home In‑ terior, electronics, DVDs and more!

HANDYMAN SERVICES: No Job Too Small landscape, yard cleanup, paint, electrical, carpen‑ try, plumbing, flooring, decks stained, pressure washing. Call (814) 360‑6860

Bellefonte/Zion Area Yard Sale

SHOWTIME Rotisserie and oven. One small $30, one large $125. Girls bike, 16” wheels, $20. (814) 486-3262. Celebrating 21 Years of Service!! Cleaning By Patsy offers quality cleaning services tailored to your needs. Homes, busi‑ nesses and rental prop‑ erties cleaned weekly, bi‑weekly, monthly or one‑time cleaning. Holi‑ days, event prepara‑ tions and house clos‑ ings available as well. All supplies and equip‑ ment are included with services. Write or call for more information to schedule a free esti‑ mate. Service areas: Boalsburg/Colyer Lake/ Lemont/ State Collge. Phone‑ 814‑404‑7033

August 8th ‑ 10th 8‑4pm. Yard Sale @ Robinwood Development 225 Lorinda Lane. quilting supplies, Janome sewing machine, antiques, kid toys, bounce house, woman & girls clothing, housewares, and lots of mis‑ cellaneous

HOWARD: 493 W Dowdy Rd. Sat. Aug 17th. Rain or Shine. 8am ‑ 2pm. collectible beanie babies, dolls, bears, plates, Penn State items, lots of jew‑ elry (including clip on ear‑ rings & Cloissine clip ons), hand made crafts, some antiques, Avon items, glassware, Christ‑ mas ornaments, purses & Much More




Go to or call 814-238-5051.

SAWMILLS from only $4897‑MAKE & SAVE MONEY with your own bandmill ‑Cut lumber any dimension. In stock ready to ship. FREE info & DVD: www.NorwoodSawmills. com 1‑800‑578‑1363 ext 300N

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CENTRAL PA FLEA & FARMERS MARKET The “Flea & Farmers Market ” begins on September 14th and every Saturday through November 2013. Our complete “GRAND OPENING” will occur April 12, 2014. We are open to the public from 8AM to 5PM. Address: 169 Hoffman Lane, Centre Hall, PA 16828


State College Sat. 8/24, 9‑3pm. Preview Sale 8:30, $5 Unitarian Univer‑ salist Fellowship 780 Waupelani Dr. Ext. (across from YMCA) Col‑ lectibles, household items, furniture, books, tools, small appliances, jewelry, sports, toys, Food and MORE!

EXERCISE ROWER: used very little $80 Call (814) 349‑5137

2005 Ford Five Hundred Limited

Moonroof, Leather, 72k Was $9,500




Extreme Custom Cycles Pleasant Gap

(814) 353-4622


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

KINGSDOWN CHELSEA Full size firm matress with matching box spr‑ ing, being sold as a set. Used only 4‑1/2 years, taken care of so in great condition. No stains or tears, matress and box spring were kept covered in protectors. New was $700. Will sell for $175. 814‑360‑0906 NEW Pittsburgh Pirates Quartz Wall Clocks. $14.99/ea Call (814) 364‑1359 Oriental rug runner wool 2’6”x10’ $120/obo, brown tweed w/ red/green wooven cotton runner 3’x12’6” $75 Call (814) 470‑0712 TWO commercial Quality Mirrors 2’x3’ $95, Antique Hepplewhite Wooden Desk $375/obo, Brown Tweed Chair $40. Call (814) 470‑0712

Madison Handbags are stylish, unique, classic bags that are designed by YOU, the customer. Host a party to enjoy a night with the ladies and create a bag that screams YOU! Over 80 fabric options to choose from! www.madison FREE SHEET ROCK 3 pieces. (814) 235‑1709 INVACARE Mobility Scooter: max weight 300 lbs, good condition, great for Grange Fair $300 Call (814) 353‑8123 RED oak boards. Rough cut clear. 3 pieces, 1x17x75. 3 pieces, 1x15x45. 12 smaller pieces. $100 for all. (814) 359‑2596

HOMEOWNERS WANTED Kayak Pools is looking for demo homesites to display our mainte‑ nance‑free Kayak pools. Save thousands of $$$ with Unique Opportunity Call now! 800‑315‑2925 kayakpoolsmidwest .com Discount code: 952L16


University Gateway Building College Ave. across campus. Available August 15th, $90/month Call (814) 482‑0078.


Parking on church parking lot, 600 block of East Prospect Ave. Fall and Spring $260 each. First Church of Christ, Scientist. Call Mike at 814‑237‑8711 or email


$690/year‑Short Walk to Campus/Town Assigned private park‑ ing several blocks from campus/downtown. Quiet neighborhood 217 Crestmont Ave (rear). Near S Allen, S Fraser, W Fairmount Sts. Avail‑ able NOW thru August 2014. $690 due at lease signing. Contact: Lori (814) 364‑2585


Close to Campus and Downtown Parking spaces for rent, open and covered. Lo‑ cated at 315 S. Atherton Street, State College. Open spaces ‑$65/ month, Covered spaces ‑ $75/ month. Call 814‑238‑1329

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NOW IN MIFFLIN COUNTY. Easy access to advanced surgeons finds another home. Our general surgeons are joining our cardiology and urology practices already treating patients at our Mifflin County location. Mount Nittany Physician Group offers expert general surgical care from dedicated, respected providers. Outstanding surgical options, where you live. That’s L I F E F O R WA R D. Schedule an appointment today, or visit for more information.


Theodor Kaufman, MD, FACS | Robert Hall, MD | Stephen Miller, MD

905 University Drive | State College, PA 16801 | 814.238.8418 301 S. Logan Boulevard | Burnham, PA 17009 | 800.837.6062

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