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Winning ways The Penns Valley High School boys’ basketball team notched its 17th consecutive winning season with a 47-23 win over Bellefonte on the hardwood./Page 18

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Volume 5, Issue 7


Children’s Advocacy Center to open New centralized space in Bellefonte will aid child victims of abuse By MARJORIE S. MILLER

BELLEFONTE — A multifaceted, central location focused on healing child victims of physical and sexual abuse is slated open in Bellefonte later this year with the support of area advocates, medical and forensic professionals, and law enforcement. The new Children’s Advocacy Center, which will be housed at Mount Nittany Health’s Medical Park Lane location, plans to pro-

vide a centralized location for all of the services needed in a child abuse case, including medical care and evaluations, and interviews. “The goal of the children’s advocacy center is to be child-focused,” Centre County District Attorney Stacy Parks Miller said in a press release issued by Mount Nittany Health, which is funding the center. “That means one interview, one place, one time for children who have been abused or witnessed abuse.”

According to the press release, Mount Nittany Health is supporting the facility design and construction, and the training of its medical staff to provide treatment to children of abuse and/or neglect. “I am very pleased with this step forward,” Steve Brown, president and CEO of Mount Nittany Health, said in the release. “It’s our responsibility as the region’s health leader to protect the most vulnerable and improve access to care. A regional child advocacy

center will provide a safe, private place for children, and a centralized resource to bring together the professionals involved in the process of helping the child.” Judge Bradley P. Lunsford, who is helping to head the project with Miller, is chairman of the Centre County Child Protection and Safety Collaborative, which he said was formed the day after Jerry Sandusky’s preliminary hearing. That’s when the idea for the center was born. Lunsford said he wanted to

bring together child advocates in the community, so he started making phone calls. He reached out to the Youth Services Bureau and child psychologists. Soon after, the YMCA and area school districts jumped on board, he said. “From that point on it just grew and grew,” he said. “We thought it would be an ideal fit for Centre County.” Current plans are for the cen-

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Families enjoy YMCA’s Valentine’s Day Dance By CHRIS MORELLI

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IN THE LONG RUN: The Hope Express runners will make the 135-mile trek from Hershey to State College for the start of THON on Thursday at the Bryce Jordan Center.

THON takes Express route By BRITTANY SVOBODA

UNIVERSITY PARK — Mail call is an event incorporated into the 46-hour dance marathon, or THON, and provides letters, photos and inspirational sayings to more than 700 students chosen as dancers for THON weekend. Mail comes from those close to the dancers, but sometimes from the patients and their families who benefit from THON and the Four Diamonds Fund. Each year, the Hope Express runners carry 20 to 30 letters written by pe-

diatric cancer patients and their parents for the dancers at THON, said Hank Angus, cofounder of the Hope Express. To raise awareness for and to support THON and the Four Diamonds Fund, Angus, along with his wife Connie, created the Hope Express in 2007, a 135-mile run to the Bryce Jordan Center in the 24 hours before the start of THON weekend. “You get so much help in a lot of different ways,” Angus said of the Four Diamonds Fund. He also said it really means a lot to the families, like his, that receive

BELLEFONTE — As Psy’s megahit “Gangnam Style” blared from the loudspeakers at the Bellefonte YMCA, families danced around the gymnasium hoping to land on a winning mystery spot, which was located somewhere along the rubberized gym floor. When the music stopped, one lucky couple would be in the pre-determined area that would give them a sweet treat — a cupcake loaded with plenty of frosting and some candy hearts. Saturday’s YMCA Valentine’s Day Dance was different than previous years, though. The dance had been limited to fathers and daughters. This year, the YMCA opened it to anyone who wanted to come. “We had tried a mother-son dance, but didn’t get much of a response,” said Liz Toukonen, executive director of the Bellefonte branch of the YMCA. “This year, we opened it up to everyone. I think everyone who came out had a lot of fun.” In addition to dancing, there were crafts, snacks and punch. Attendees received a carnation and had a photo taken. “It was a great event for families. Every family is different, which is why we did this. We didn’t want to exclude anyone,” Toukonen explained. Jason Long, of Bellefonte, brought his


FROM THE HEART: Parents and children make crafts during the annual YMCA Valentine’s Day Dance. daughters, Abagail, 9, and Lauren, 7, to the dance. “It’s really nice taking the girls out for the afternoon. It’s just a great activity,” Long said. “They got to see a lot of their friends they hadn’t seen in awhile. They had a blast.” The Valentine’s Day Dance in Bellefonte

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Line dance effort goes global By SAMI HULINGS

UNIVERSITY PARK — For the first time in the Penn State Dance Marathon’s 41-year history, pediatric cancer awareness supporters across the world can participate in the weekend celebration through “Dance With Us,” a globally coordinated line dance.

At 6:45 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 16, Penn State students, alumni and pediatric cancer fighters across the world can take part in “Dance With Us” by tuning into THON 2013 via Live Stream video on THON’s Facebook page. “We wanted to find a way for those who can’t be in the Bryce Jordan Center

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THON: If You Go WHO: Penn State students, alumni and Four Diamonds Fund families WHAT: Penn State IFC/Panhellenic Dance Marathon WHEN: 6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 15- 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 17 WHERE: Bryce Jordan Center WHY: THON is a yearlong effort to raise funding and awareness for the fight against pediatric cancer. HOW TO DONATE: Visit to donate electronically MORE INFO: Since its start in 1977, THON has raised more than $89 million for the Four Diamonds Fund at Penn State Hershey Children’s Hospital. Opinion .............................. 7 Health & Wellness ......... 8, 9

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

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HAVING HER SAY: Sue Paterno, right, talks with Katie Couric during the television show “Katie,” which aired Monday on numerous stations nationwide. Paterno talked publicly for the first time about the child sex abuse scandal that rocked Penn State, the conviction of Jerry Sandusky and the death of her husband, former football coach Joe Paterno. See story, page 6.

Centre Spread ............ 16, 17 Sports ......................... 18-22

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

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Front and Centre LIVING HISTORY: Juniors at State College Area High School experienced what it was like to live during the Great Depression last week when they spent time in “Hooverville.” Page 10

SECRETS REVEALED: Chris Powell of “Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition” spoke at Penn State last week. Hear what he had to say about the show’s success. Page 15

SPECIAL ATHLETES: The Penn State women’s basketball team played host to a clinic for athletes in the Special Olympics. Page 12

FOR THE KIDS: Former Centre County Gazette intern and THON correspondent Kelsey Thompson explains why THON is special and what it means to her. Page 17

CORRECTION POLICY The Centre County Gazette corrects errors as soon as they are brought to our attention. Please contact us at to report a correction.

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FEBRUARY 14-20, 2013 Advocacy Center , from page 1 ter to open in about six months, Lunsford said, and right now the board is searching for an executive director and working on getting plans approved by Spring Township. Staff would include, in addition to an executive director, an administrative assistant, a full-time victim advocate, and eventually maybe full-time forensic interviewers, he said. Additionally, Mount Nittany Physician Group pediatrician Dr. Craig Collison, as well as other Mount Nittany Health doctors, will also be on staff, Lunsford said. “They will be doing the medical evaluations when needed,” he said. Lunsford said it’s important for the community to understand that the center will be multifaceted. While its goals are to help victims heal and effectively prosecute child abusers, it will also be a facility to house resources, host programs and group therapy, and act as a heart that connects those harmed by abuse to professionals and the assistance and tools they need. “(It’s a) hub for child advocacy,” Lunsford said, “which this community really, really needs. Hopefully (this will be) a focal point for us to heal.” Collison, who serves on the board for the Children’s Advocacy Center, said the center will be geared toward the comfort of the child. It is meant to be different, and more easing, than an emergency room or police station, where child abuse victims typically go in these cases. “(It will) portray a very safe and childfriendly place,” Collison said. While the board does expect the center to operate on a full-time base once it opens, the amount of cases will vary, Collison said. But, even if there isn’t a child being evaluated at the center at any one given time, it will still be used for work, training and a variety of other purposes, he said.

THE CENTRE COUNTY GAZETTE “It’s not for emergencies,” Collison stressed. The center has received an “outpouring of support” and “positive feelings” from the community, Collison said. “We’re in a good position as far as that goes,” he said. Collison said having one location is “really crucial for the child,” in that all involved professionals are in one place. This helps enable “parts of the puzzle (to come) together.” “That way it’s a real team approach from the care standpoint as well,” Collison said. The center is seeking accreditation from the National Children’s Alliance, which has provided the model for the Children’s Advocacy Center, Collison said. There are a variety of these centers across the country, but none in central Pennsylvania, Collison said. The closest ones may be in Danville or Harrisburg, and there are some in the Pittsburgh, Scranton and Philadelphia areas. However, there are none in Centre County, and there wasn’t a real push to open one locally until the Sandusky scandal broke, he said. “Both ends of the state are covered but the middle is wide open,” Collison said. Though the center primarily will serve Centre County, the board would like to keep options open when it comes to extending assistance. “We’re very open to expanding to become a regional center,” Collison said. “That is our hope.” To date, board members for the Children’s Advocacy Center include: Collison; Dr. Patricia Best, retired superintendent of the State College Area School District; and Kim Neely, director of The Foundation for Mount Nittany Medical Center. Additionally, Mount Nittany Health pediatricians Drs. Rachel Schwab and Kristie Kaufman will receive specialized training to work at the center, according to the press release. For more information visit

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Runners, from page 1 aid from the Four Diamonds Fund, especially since the families do not usually have the resources to give anything back. Angus, who said he’s always been an avid runner, turned to the sport to ease the pressure he felt from his son’s treatment. Running, he said, eventually became an essential part of the foundation for Hope Express. “People do different things,” he said. “That’s what I’ve always done.” Angus said the process, however, was not easy to get going. Originally, Angus and his wife wanted to structure the run around the Olympic torch carry, but realized there was no practical way runners could carry a 15-pound object for three mile stretches. “Connie came up with the letters idea,” Angus said. “It is heartfelt appreciation for what the dancers do.” After working out initial kinks and making sure there were no legal issues, Angus was ready to map a route. Having been told the run couldn’t interfere with any major interstate highway, he mapped the 135mile route, which takes runners over three mountains. He said it took him about three months to plan this. Next, Angus said, he needed to find runners. This ended up being the hardest part of organizing Hope Express, he said. For the first year, he said, he barely scraped a team together. After initially contacting the Dance Marathon Alumni Interest Group at Penn State in search of RV’s for the run, Angus realized this is where he could find runners. This is where he’s found most of his runners in the years since beginning the Hope Express, he said. Even a blizzard, Angus said, proved unable to halt Hope Express in its first year. “It’s a miracle we even ran,” he said. But every runner who signed up, he said, promised they were absolutely going to participate, even though it was only 6 degrees. The threat of inclement weather comes with this time of year in Pennsylvania, but runners Amanda Kohler and Alex Toner said it’s all about preparation. “It is really important to be prepared for

any kind of weather conditions,” Kohler said. “So if it is snowing, sleeting or just really cold, I make sure I run outside instead of trying to stay in.” Further preparation, Kohler said, comes from predicting obstacles. “The route is extremely hilly, and includes several very difficult mountains,” she said, “so I am always looking for hilly, steep routes to help train my muscles for those potential difficulties.” Both runners said each participant is expected to be in half-marathon shape, running about 20 miles each week. The route includes three mountains, they said, which can be difficult for beginning runners. Toner said Hank provided each runner with a tentative training schedule that they can vary based on their personal skill levels. “(Training is) a challenge, but you don’t need any certain skill level,” Toner said. Not everyone who runs in the Hope Express, however, is a runner when they begin training. Jenn Schweighauser, marketing captain for the Hope Express in Centre, Huntingdon and Mifflin/Juanita counties, said you couldn’t have paid her to run a mile before she applied to run for the Hope Express in 2012. The Angus’ were Schweighauser’s THON family while she was involved with the organization at Penn State. Last year Schweighauser said wanted to do something for Gale, who celebrated five years of remission in November, so she learned how to run. After participating in the run, Schweighauser wanted to continue to stay involved in the Hope Express. “I figured I could do some marketing on my end,” she said. Now, the Hope Express’s publicity is increasing, which means its fundraising is going up too. “Last year we raised $72,000 and this year we’re aiming for $100,000,” she said. Schweighauser also said she would love to see people welcoming runners as they make their way to the Bryce Jordan Center Friday evening. The runners, she said, will be arriving at the Bryce Jordan Center around 5:30 p.m. on Friday.

Like Schweighauser, Kohler and Toner were both involved with THON during their time at Penn State, a requirement to be able to participate in the Hope Express. “I attended THON 2006 due to pure curiosity and fell in love with it,” she said. Kohler, who said she was involved with THON from 2005 to 2009, learned about Hope Express through Schweighauser. “Once I read more about what the Hope Express does and what its mission is, I was hooked and I needed to get involved,” she said. “I couldn’t think of a more amazing opportunity to get directly involved with THON and Four Diamonds again as an alumni.” Toner said he heard about Hope Express while participating in canning weekends, but got involved through Penn State’s Red Cross club, which he was a part of as a sophomore and junior. Now in its seventh year, Hope Express is gaining more support and nation-wide recognition. “The amazing thing about Hope Express is how it connects the students at THON with the children and families at Hershey Medical Center,” Kohler said, “and that it gives THON alumni and Four Diamonds families a chance to make a difference.” Toner said this experience has been “a really fun, great way to get back into THON and a unique way to make friends.” Both runners also said this experience is a medium to raise not only awareness about THON and the Four Diamonds fund, but also capital for the two organizations. “The money that Hope Express raises goes to the Four Diamonds Fund, the same fund that THON raises money for,” Kohler said, “so it is a cooperating partnership in-

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A RUNNER IS encouraged during last year’s Hope Express, a 135-mile trek from Hershey to State College. stead of a separate charity or event.” According to Kohler, the event grows more each year. “(The Hope Express) gets a little bigger each year. It is an exciting way to raise funds and awareness,” he said. Toner also said the organization shows “heart, determination and passion” for what THON does each year. The Hope Express runners will set off for the Bryce Jordan Center Thursday from the Hershey Medical Center and arrive in State College Friday afternoon. Follow the runners on Twitter as they make their 135 mile journey @HopeExpress.

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PENN STATE’S THON will be held at the Bryce Jordan Center this weekend. THON is the largest student-run philanthropy in the nation. Line Dance, from page 1 THON weekend to feel the energy and atmosphere of the building,” THON Overall Public Relations Chairperson Cat Powers said. The history of THON dates to 1973. It was first organized in that year by a group of students looking to add excitement to a dreary February in central Pennsylvania and for a way to give back to the community. Today, Penn State’s THON continues to be the longest dance marathon in the country lasting 46 hours. THON has grown to engage more than 15,000 students each year and has inspired other university, high school, middle school and elementary school students across the nation to start dance marathons of their own all in the hopes of conquering pediatric cancer. As the line dance is one of the most popular elements of THON Weekend, Powers said streaming live video worldwide of a dance would bring all those supporting pediatric cancer patients together. “This was the best way to use a key component of THON Weekend so the whole world can take part in the fight against pediatric cancer,” she said. “This program is designed so that anywhere in the world, people can participate in such an important weekend to Penn Staters.” In a press release, Overall Chairperson for THON, Will Martin, said it is anticipated that “Dance With Us” will inspire line dances and THON viewing parties across the globe. “This will allow Penn State fans and pediatric cancer fighters to feel like they are in the Bryce Jordan Center from any loca-

tion,” he said. To make sure all those across the world can feel involved in THON 2013, Overall Morale Chairperson Melanie Sessa created a unique 30-second line dance just for “Dance With Us.” Simple moves and lyrics make the dance easy for all to follow. “The lyrics are centered around pediatric cancer, the Four Diamonds Fund and THON itself,” Powers said. “The line dance ends with everyone holding up a diamond to symbolize the Four Diamonds Fund, THON’s sole beneficiary.” Because of this, Powers believes the “Dance With Us” program will help to further spread awareness of THON’s cause. “We are focused on finding the cure for pediatric cancer and we hope “Dance With Us” sparks passion in all of those who are looking to fight for those with pediatric cancer,” she said. “I am hoping that there will be more awareness for the fight against pediatric cancer and more support for those brave children and families.” Powers also believes the “Dance with Us” program will provide those pediatric cancer patients who are too ill to attend THON 2013 with happiness and encouragement, as it is one of the many goals of THON. “Hopefully, ‘Dance With Us’ allows those children to forget that they are sick and remember what it feels like to be at THON Weekend and have than 15,000 students standing in support of them and their families,” she said. To have your dance moves featured during “Dance With Us,” submit a video to THON’s Facebook page or For more information about THON 2013, visit

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PASA holds its 22nd annual conference at Penn Stater By HARRY ZIMBLER For The Gazette

UNIVERSITY PARK — More than 2,000 farmers, educators, and food industry professionals gathered for the 22nd annual conference of the Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture (PASA). The event was held at the Penn Stater Hotel and Conference Center, Feb. 6 through 9. PASA is headquartered in Millheim, Centre County, but has members throughout the commonwealth and its influence is international in scope. In addition to those attending the three-day workshops, some 90 food-related companies exhibited their products and services. The four-day event had its official kickoff on Feb. 8, including a keynote address delivered by internationally renowned author, speaker and philosopher Charles Eisenstein, whose brother John is a Centre County organic farmer. PASA Board Chair Jennifer Halpin introduced the conference’s theme of “Start Fresh, Start Local, Start Now,” with an address that captured the essence of farming. “A farm is a perfect living laboratory that requires constant work,” she said. “It is arduous, relentless work. It can provide a refuge from an overly wired world. PASA is the glue that holds us all together….We are part of an incredible movement.” Each year PASA explores the future of farming. According to the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture, the production of food and fiber in Pennsylvania is a $67 billion dollar industry represented by 130 different organizations. PASA is one of the fastest growing groups

in membership and influence. Mike Peckerd, representing the Department of Agriculture, expressed his gratitude to the PASA membership. “We appreciate all you do to get the next generation of farmers ready for agriculture,” he said. “It is our top priority to grow our relationships with you and to support local farmers. PASA is very engaged at the federal level. And direct farm to consumer sales are one of the fastest growing segments of Pennsylvania’s agriculture.” Peckerd announced that there will be $35 million in Gov. Tom Corbett’s budget for farm preservation, the biggest increase in years. In explaining the challenges facing PASA and sustainable farming, PASA executive director Brian Snyder explained that sustainable farming can look to Gandhi for its current path, “First they ignore you. Then they laugh at you. Then they fight you. Then you win.” “We are winning, in a sense,” he said. “PASA farmers are now considered leaders. But few legislators have a farm background or farm knowledge. We live in a time of tremendous opportunity and heightened need. We need a sense of urgency and leadership. The world cannot be saved without the involvement of farmers.” Charles Eisenstein’s keynote address focused on the ways that sustainable agriculture can lead to a new understanding of our economy and ways that each individual farmer can contribute to a new way of viewing civilization. “Money is just something we created,” said Eisenstein. “It is supposed to be a reward for contributing to society. But money isn’t working the way it is supposed to. You can’t see people

restoring an aquifer, for example. But if you deplete an aquifer, or poison the soil, you don’t have a cost. Economic issues should mean we reward the good and make you pay for harm.” Eisenstein said that farmers are major contributors to the sense of community that is lacking in so many other areas of society. “Why isn’t there community any more? Is it because we meet all of our needs with money? I don’t need you if I can pay people to do what I need. Farmers need one another. We are all in the same boat.” He was making the case for what he called a “giftbased” society, with each individual offering his gifts to others.


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Valentine’s dance, from page 1 was just one of three the Centre County YMCAs would host over the weekend. On Sunday, the State College and Moshannon Valley YMCAs held their dances. As usual, the response to the Valentine’s Day dance was good. There were close to 100 in attendance on Saturday. The event was open to anyone, not just members of the YMCA. The timing of the dance was perfect. This winter has hit especially hard, so the dance gave families a chance to get out and enjoy a lively afternoon. For those who aren’t members at the YMCA, the dance gave them the opportunity to check out the facilities — from the gymnasium to meeting rooms and everything in between. “We really want to meet the needs of our community. We have so much to offer. We like to think we have something for everyone, whether it be a Valentine’s Day Dance, swimming lessons, karate lessons or exercise classes,” Toukonen said. Long has been a member of the YMCA for several years, he said. “We use it all the time,” he said of the facilities. “We do swim lessons … we even had a birthday party here.” Long knows that as his daughters get older, he


PARENTS AND children danced the afternoon away at the annual YMCA Valentine’s Day Dance. probably won’t get to go to many more of these dances. As he watched them running around the gym, he savored the afternoon. “It was great seeing them having so much fun with their friends,” Long said. “I was talking with a friend and we said they spent so much time away from us, it felt like a high school dance.”

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STATE COLLEGE — Joe Paterno’s family released its response to Penn State’s report on the Jerry Sandusky scandal Sunday, attacking Louis Freeh’s conclusion that the coach hid sex abuse allegations against his longtime assistant.0 In a report commissioned by the family, former U.S. Attorney General and Pennsylvania Gov. Dick Thornburgh said the investigation by former FBI director Freeh resulted in a “rush to injustice.” That report, authorized by the university, found that Paterno DICK and three former adTHORNBURGH ministrators covered up child sexual abuse allegations against former assistant coach Jerry Sandusky. Those findings last July were unsupported by the facts, said the family critique released. “The lack of factual report for the ... inaccurate and unfounded findings related to Mr. Paterno, and its numerous processoriented deficiencies, was a rush to injustice and calls into question the credibility of the entire Report,” Thornburgh was


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the scandal. “Taking into account the available witness statements and evidence, it is more reasonable to conclude that, in order to avoid the consequences of bad publicity, the most powerful leaders at Penn State University — Messrs. Spanier, Schultz, Paterno and Curley — repeatedly concealed critical facts relating to Sandusky’s child abuse,” Freeh wrote in releasing the report. The former administrators have vehemently denied the allegations. So, too, has Paterno’s family, though a detailed counter-offensive began in earnest this weekend. The family’s findings said that Paterno never asked or told anyone not to investigate or report an allegation made against Sandusky 12 years ago, Saturday, Feb. 9, 2001. Paterno also never asked or told anyone not to discuss or hide information reported by graduate assistant Mike McQueary about the 2001 allegation, the critique said, and followed university protocol in reporting information to superiors and left it to them to “to investiWICK SOLLERS gate and report as appropriate.” Thornburgh said he found the report at points to be inaccurate, speculative and fundamentally flawed about the role — if any — played by Paterno. Appearing on ESPN’s “Outside the Lines” program Sunday, Paterno family attorney Wick Sollers said it was too early to talk about legal action, though they were “evaluating all the legal options at this stage of the game.” Paterno’s widow, Sue Paterno wrote in a letter Friday to former players that she sought a “full record of what happened.” The treatment of Paterno — fired over a late-night telephone call — as well as the handling of the Freeh report and the resulting NCAA sanctions by university leadership remain sensitive topics with some unhappy groups of alumni, ex-players and community residents. Penn State said Sunday that Freeh was brought in to conduct an independent investigation of the school’s response to the allegations, and not actions of entities unrelated to Penn State. Freeh offered 119 recommendations to strengthen governance and compliance, the majority of which have been implemented, the school said. “It is understandable and appreciated that people will draw their own conclusions and opinions from the facts uncovered in the Freeh report,” the school said. Freeh, in his report, said his team conducted 430 interviews and analyzed over 3.5 million emails and documents. The former federal judge said evidence showed Paterno was involved in an “active agreement to conceal” and his report cited email exchanges, which referenced Paterno, between administrators about allegations against Sandusky in 1998 and 2001. According to Thornburgh’s findings, Freeh’s report relied primarily on about 30 documents, including three notes authored by Paterno, and 17 emails. Four emails referenced Paterno — none sent by the octogenarian coach who notoriously shunned modern electronic technology. Sandusky, 69, was sentenced to at least 30 years in prison in October after being convicted last summer of 45 criminal counts. Prosecutors said assaults occurred off and on campus, including the football building. His arrest in November 2011 triggered the turmoil that led to Paterno’s firing days later. Under pressure, Spanier left as president the same day. Curley was placed on administrative leave, while Schultz retired. Spanier, Curley and Schultz are awaiting trial on obstruction and conspiracy, among other charges. They have maintained their innocence. Critics have said that Freeh’s team didn’t speak with key figures including

Curley, Schultz and Paterno, who died in January 2012 at age 85. Spanier spoke to Freeh six days before the report was released July 12. Freeh said he respected the family’s right to conduct a campaign to “shape the legacy of Joe Paterno,” but called the critique self-serving. Paterno’s attorney was contacted for an interview with the coach, he said, and Paterno spoke with a reporter and biographer before his death but not Freeh’s team. Paterno’s attorney did provide documents. Curley and Schultz declined numerous requests for interviews, Freeh said. They have been facing criminal charges since November 2011. Freeh on Sunday cited grand jury testimony by Paterno in 2011 in which Paterno said McQueary relayed to him the 2001 allegation against Sandusky of a “sexual nature” with a child. He referred to a key point in the July report in which he said the administrators drew up a plan that called for reporting Sandusky to state public welfare officials in 2001. Curley later write in an email that he changed his mind “after giving it more thought and talking it over with Joe,” according to Freeh’s findings. Said Freeh on Sunday: “These men exhibited a striking lack of empathy for Sandusky’s victims by failing to inquire as to their safety and well-being, especially by not even attempting to determine the identity of the child” in the 2001 allegation. The Paterno family report said Freeh chose not to present alternative and “more plausible” conclusions about Paterno’s actions. Their attorney, Wick Sollers, responded Sunday that Freeh didn’t take the time to read the family’s critique, or address accusations of procedural shortcomings. Sollers said he met with Freeh’s team and pledged full cooperation. Joe Paterno’s cancer diagnosis prevented he coach from being interviewed, but son and former assistant coach Jay Paterno spoke with Freeh’s group. “A failure to consider the facts carefulJIM CLEMENTE ly is exactly the problem our expert analysis highlights,” Sollers said. “Everyone, including Mr. Freeh, should take the time to study this report.” Besides Thornburgh, Sollers also brought in former FBI profiler and special agent Jim Clemente, described as a child molestation and behavioral expert; and Dr. Fred Berlin, a psychologist from Johns Hopkins Hospital whose profile lists him as the founder of the institution’s Sexual Disorders Clinic. The analysis included information from lawyers for the former school administrators. Freeh’s report ignored decades of research and behavioral analysis over how to understand and investigate child victimization cases, the critique said, and expert analysis showed Sandusky “fooled qualified child welfare professionals and law enforcement, as well as laymen inexperienced and untrained in child sexual victimization like Joe Paterno.” According to the family review, Paterno’s last written words before his death focused on Sandusky’s victims. “Good side of scandal - it has brought about more enlightenment of a situation (sexual abuse of young people) in the country,” the Paterno family report said. The NCAA improperly relied on the report and never identified a rules infraction based on Sandusky’s crime, let alone NCAA jurisdiction over ensuring competitive balance, the family analysis said. An NCAA spokeswoman said the organization stood by its previous statements and declined comment Sunday. A four-year bowl ban and steep scholarship cuts were included among the sanctions, while 111 wins between 1998 and 2011 under Paterno were vacated. It meant Paterno no longer holds the record for most wins by a major college coach.

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N. Korea defiant in nuclear testing By Scripps Howard News Service If there was any hope that new leadership in Pyongyang presaged an end to North Korea’s indifference to the welfare of its people and world opinion, it ended with a seismic thud Tuesday, when that nation conducted its third underground nuclear test. The test was the first under new ruler Kim Jong Un, who, despite a smattering of Western education, seems more and more in the belligerent and hermetic mold of his father and grandfather, the Kim family being the only rulers North Korea has ever known. President Barack Obama said the test would only increase North Korea’s isolation and impoverishment. The U.N. Security Council convened an emergency session to denounce the test as “a clear threat to international peace and security” and made a vague pledge of further action against the regime. There was once a U.S. advertising slogan, “What do you get the man who has everything?” North Korea poses the reverse of that question: “What to you do to the nation that has virtually nothing?” The regime is unfazed by the regular episodes of mass starvation that afflict its people. It seems intent only on developing nuclear weapons and the rockets to deliver them, a program that has been a mixed success at best. If Kim’s regime has one weakness, it’s that it can’t stand to be ignored. Late last year, perhaps thinking the United States was far too preoccupied with the Mideast and North Africa, it made a series of direct threats to “target” the U.S. That might have been alarming if North Korea had been remotely capable of carrying them out. But it would be a mistake to underestimate the country’s determination to have a credible nuclear threat. At one time, North Korea could blackmail the developed nations to provide food and fuel in return for promises — ultimately empty — that it would mothball its nuclearweapons program. China is Pyongyang’s closest ally, or at least the nation least hostile to it. Here again, North Korea’s poverty is one of its best defenses. Beijing fears — correctly, no doubt — that any turmoil, like regime change, would send hundreds of thousands of desperate refugees flooding across the Chinese border. China specifically warned North Korea not to conduct the test. China’s state-run Global Times newspaper said North Korea must “pay a heavy price” if it did. China should proceed quickly and decisively to exact that price.

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County addressing child abuse Dear Editor: As representatives of organizations working with victims of child sexual abuse and engaged in prevention efforts for many years in Centre County, we were pleased with the support of such programs in the recently released Paterno family response to the Freeh report. We are concerned, however, with the impression created by Mr. Clemente that a new national organization is needed to address the needs of victims of child sexual abuse and create new prevention programs. We realize that child sexual abuse is an issue that few people think about until they are impacted by a crisis, and thus knowledge of existing resources may be limited. It is important, however, that the community know how we have responded and what work is being done to meet the needs of victims and to prevent child sexual abuse. Within weeks after Jerry Sandusky’s arrest, representatives from the Centre County Women’s Resource Center (CCWRC), the Centre County Youth Services Bureau (YSB), the YMCA of Centre County and the Centre County United Way met to discuss what the community needed and how we might provide it. These collaborative partners designed and received a two-year non-renewable grant to fund a comprehensive Child Abuse Prevention Project, which launched in the spring of 2012. The centerpiece of the Project is the nationally recognized “Stewards of Children” training, which informs and mobilizes adults to act to prevent child sexual abuse. To date, over 1,500 Centre Countians have participated in the “Stewards of Children” training. Other components of the project include enhanced risk reduction programs for children and training for mandated reporters and a public awareness campaign. At the same time, a wider group of concerned Centre Countians, under the leadership of Judge Brad Lunsford, began work toward the establishment of a Child Advocacy Center. The “one-stop-shop” approach used by an Advocacy Center will both minimize the negative impact on victims of a child abuse investigation while assuring that system professionals are working together toward supporting the victims and holding perpetrators accountable. Other on-going initiatives include a series of support groups for adult victims of child sexual abuse established by the CCWRC with a small grant from RAINN (Rape, Abuse, Incest National Network). Single gender groups are available for men and women and a mixed gender group is

available for significant others, adults in supportive relationships with those who were victimized as children. Early in 2012, Penn State established a partnership with the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape (PCAR) and the National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC), linking university resources and those of rape crisis centers across the commonwealth to enhance services and prevention work. And last October Penn State hosted a national conference on child sexual abuse, which brought together researchers and service providers to think and work together to address child sexual abuse at the local, state and national level. The reality is that local, state and national organizations have been working to address the issue of child sexual abuse in our community and in communities across the nation for many years. Here in Centre County, those of us who work in the fields of sexual abuse and with at-risk children responded creatively and collaboratively within days of the revelations of the scandal, building on our years of working together, to create a safer place for our children. The sad fact remains, however, that such efforts continue to be under-resourced and our best efforts are too often initiated with small, one-time grants. What is needed in Centre County for victims of child sexual abuse – for our children and the adults they will become – is a consistent and reliable source of funding for services for victims and for the prevention work that will eliminate child sexual abuse in our community. This is where our efforts and energies should be focused. We encourage anyone who is interested in either services for victims or in becoming involved in prevention efforts to contact the CCWRC, the YSB, the YMCA or the United Way to find out more, to support these critical initiatives, and to join us in making Centre County a safer place for our children and for us all. Editor’s note: This letter was signed by the following: Anne K. Ard, executive director Centre County Women’s Resource Center Andrea Boyles, CEO Centre County Youth Service Bureau Howard Long, president/CEO YMCA of Centre County Tammy Gentzel, executive director Centre County United Way

Benedict, JFK debate at crossroads Suddenly, the surprise resignation of Pope Benedict XVI has forced the world’s 1.2 billion Catholics to confront the reality of a great debate that is on many minds but few lips about their religion’s role in making public policy. This debate centers not on just how Catholics will rule themselves but how the world sees potential political leaders who are Catholic. It begins with a fundamental question that used to be asked in America by bigots. Until it was courageously answered in 1960 — for all time, we thought — by a young Catholic running for president. Question: Can Americans vote for a Catholic for president and be assured that their president will decide public policy based on principles of U.S. law and the U.S. Constitution — and not directives from the pope? But at the start of the 21st century, that old question was raised anew, not by the worst of bigots but by the truest of believers: the church itself. It has been heard before and is debated here today by two famous Catholics. Debating for the affirmative: the late John F. Kennedy. His words today are from his September 1960 presidential campaign appearance before the Houston Ministerial Association. His assurances that day eased many concerns and he was narrowly elected as America’s first, and so far only, Catholic president. Debating for the negative: Benedict. His words today are from his June 2004 letter, written when he was Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger of Germany, to Cardinal Theodore McCarrick of Washington, D.C. John Kerry, a

Catholic, was running for president; abortion was a public issue. The cardinal outlined how the Catholic Church would treat politicians who didn’t conform to church dictates. Let the debate begin. KENNEDY: “I believe in an America where the separation of church and state is absolute — where no Catholic prelate would tell the president (should he be Catholic) how to act, and no Protestant minister would tell his parishioners for whom to vote. ...” BENEDICT: “The church teaches that abortion or euthanasia is a grave sin. ... In the case of an intrinsically unjust law, such as a law permitting abortion or euthanasia, it is therefore never licit to obey it, or to ‘take part in a propaganda campaign in favor of such a law or vote for it.’” KENNEDY: “I believe in an America that is officially neither Catholic, Protestant nor Jewish — where no public official either requests or accepts instructions on public policy from the pope, the National Council of Churches or any other ecclesiastical source — where no religious body seeks to impose its will directly or indirectly upon the general populace or the public acts of its officials. ...” BENEDICT: “Christians have a ‘grave obligation of conscience not to cooperate formally in practices which, even if permitted by civil legislation, are contrary to God’s law. ... This cooperation can never be justified either by invoking respect for the freedom of others or by appealing to the fact that civil law permits it or requires it.’” KENNEDY: “I ask you tonight ... to judge me on the basis of my record of 14 years in Congress ... instead of

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judging me on the basis of these pamphlets and publications we all have seen that carefully select quotations out of context from the statements of Catholic church leaders, usually in other countries, frequently in other centuries. ...” BENEDICT: “Regarding the grave sin of abortion or euthanasia, when a person’s formal cooperation becomes manifest (understood, in the case of a Catholic politician, as his consistently campaigning and voting for permissive abortion and euthanasia laws), his pastor should meet with him ... informing him that he is not to present himself for Holy Communion until he brings to an end the objective situation of sin, and warning him that he will otherwise be denied the Eucharist.” KENNEDY: “Whatever issue may come before me as president — on birth control, divorce, censorship, gambling or any other subject — I will make my decision in accordance with these views, in accordance with what my conscience tells me to be the national interest, and without regard to outside religious pressures or dictates. And no power or threat of punishment could cause me to decide otherwise.” In 2004, Kerry’s bid to become the second Catholic president fell short because he lost Ohio. And he lost Ohio because, opposed by the Catholic Church, he lost Ohio’s Catholic vote. Now, as the Roman Catholic Church’s cardinals prepare to select the next pope, world Catholics must weigh which debater’s vision should guide the decision that will shape their religion’s future influence on global governance.

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HEALTH & WELLNESS CVIM and area dentists will ‘Give Kids a Smile’ From Gazette staff reports STATE COLLEGE — Centre Volunteers in Medicine is partnering with Pediatric Dental Care, Nittany Eye Associates, Albrecht Audiology, Colgate, Henry-Schein Dental, Vision Benefits of America and local volunteers to provide comprehensive dental and vision care to any child 3 to 18 years of age residing in Centre County who is without dental or vision insurance. CVIM’s annual Give Kids a Smile and Vision for the Future event is scheduled for March 8. Sponsored by Centre County Drug and Alcohol Commission, CVIM has the capacity to care for 100 children during this one-day event. Parents or care providers will need to register their children in advance by calling CVIM at (814) 231-4043. The registration deadline is Feb. 27. All services will be free of charge. Proof of income will be required to confirm eligibility. All appointments the day of the event will be held at Pediatric Dental Care, 1019 Ghaner Road, Suite A, Port Matilda, PA 16870.


CENTRE VOLUNTEERS in Medicine will provide free dental check ups for children in Centre County.

From Gazette staff reports LEWISTOWN — The American Diabetes Association (ADA) Education Recognition Certificate for quality diabetes selfmanagement education program was recently awarded to Lewistown Hospital’s Diabetes Program. ADA believes that this program offers high-quality education that is essential component of effective diabetes treatment and meets the National Standards for Diabetes Self-Management Education Programs. Programs apply for recognition voluntarily. Programs that achieve recognition status have a staff of knowledgeable health professionals who can provide participants with comprehensive information about diabetes management. Submitted photo For more information, visit JULIE FISHER, left, and Pat Wolf are diabetes educators diabetes. at the Diabetes Resource Center at Lewistown Hospital.

Lewistown Hospital holds spring cancer survivorship program LEWISTOWN — Lewistown Hospital is will offer a “Living Well” program for cancer survivors. The classes will be held from 1 to 2 p.m. on March 6, 13, 20, and 27 at Lewistown Hospital’s Community Cancer Treatment Center. Classes are free and registration is required by calling (717) 242-7297 by March 1. The Living Well Program allows cancer survivors to ask questions and address

areas of concern. It also teaches participants how to live a healthy lifestyle and make necessary lifestyle modifications. The program focuses on health and wellness; treatment and management; resources and follow up care; and includes a treatment plan and summary as well as support group information. Classes are conducted by Melissa Knepp, Nurse Navigator; Isabelle Felmlee, Radiation Oncology; Jane Westover, Radiation Oncology; and Terry McMinn, cancer care coordinator.

Red Cross blood drives scheduled TUESDAY, FEB. 19

■ 10 a.m.-3 p.m. — South Hills School of Business & Technology, 480 Waupelani Road, State College (Appointments Only) ■ 10 a.m.-4 p.m. — Red Cross Donor Center, 135 S. Pugh St., State College


■ 9 a.m.-3 p.m. — PSU/Office of the Physical Plant (OPP), Park Avenue, State College (Appointments Only) ■ 1-7 p.m. — Howard Fire Hall, 14 Walnut St., Howard

The diagnosis of heart failure can be devastating. Why did this happen? What does the future hold? Can I still live a full and active life? These and other questions are dealt with on a regular basis in the Mount Nittany Physician Group Heart Failure Clinic. What better time to bring attention to this program than during the month of February — American Heart Month? First of all, what is heart failure? The word “failure” makes it sound as if the heart has quit working, but that is not so. Heart failure is a chronic, Leanne Czekaj is a progressive condition cardiologist for the in which the heart Mount Nittany muscle is unable to Physician Group. pump enough blood through to meet the body’s needs for blood and oxygen. Basically, the heart can’t keep up with its workload. It can involve the left or right side of the heart, or both. Common signs or symptoms of heart failure are shortness of breath, persistent cough, swelling of the lower legs or feet or abdomen, unexplained weight gain, or fatigue and weakness with the inability to do your normal activities. The primary diagnostic test is an echocardiogram or heart ultrasound. Conditions that may lead to heart failure include coronary artery disease, high blood pressure, abnormal heart valves, heart muscle disease, and severe lung disease or sleep apnea. These underlying conditions can be challenging to manage, but heart failure can be treated with good


Local diabetes program receives ADA recognition

From Gazette staff reports

Heart failure clinic offers help and hope


■ Noon-6 p.m. — Oakwood Presbyterian Church, 1865 Waddle Road, State College ■ Noon-6 p.m. — Trinity United Methodist Church, 128 Howard St., Bellefonte ■ 1-7 p.m. — Ferguson Township Lions Club, 424 W. Pine Grove Road, Pine Grove Mills

results. Medications can improve the signs and symptoms of heart failure and help you live longer. Lifestyle changes, such as exercising, reducing the salt in your diet, managing stress, treating depression and sleep apnea, and especially losing weight, can improve your quality of life. This is where the MNPG Heart Failure Clinic comes into play. After the individual is evaluated by one of our cardiologists, treated, and ready for hospital discharge, they are “enrolled” in the clinic and are seen within one week. The visits are with a Physician Assistant (PA) in conjunction with the cardiologist. The visits are centered on symptoms, vital signs, and weight monitoring, medication adjustment, and education. Screening for depression and sleep apnea is done. Smoking cessation and minimizing alcohol intake are discussed. The primary caregiver is encouraged to participate for ongoing support at home and adherence to the program. The visits are weekly to start. The frequency is then decreased as the individual stabilizes and improves. Typically a home health nurse also visits the home between visits to the clinic which helps to reinforce behaviors and also helps with the weight monitoring, blood pressure and heart rate checks. This information is sent through TeleHealth to a documentation site which compares the data with all previous checks and alerts us when there is a significant change. The goal of the clinic is to empower the person to take charge of his or her illness and find ways to remain stable and wellfunctioning. Another main objective is to eliminate the need for a return visit to the hospital. For more information about heart failure and the Mount Nittany Physician Group, visit

Here’s a simple guide to heart-healthy eating From Gazette staff reports UNIVERSITY PARK — Eating certain foods can increase your risk for heart disease, and though it is often difficult to change dietary habits, eating “heart healthy” is very important for your longterm health. According to a diet and health study from the National Institutes of Health, there is growing evidence that eating lots of fruits, vegetables, olive oil and fish offer some level of protection from health problems. Dr. Jason Fragin, cardiologist at Penn State Hershey Heart and Vascular Institute in State College, offers tips to get started, or simply fine tune, a hearthealthy diet. ■ Control portion sizes — Keep track of the number of servings you eat. Eating until you feel stuffed can lead to eating more calories, fat and cholesterol than necessary. Eat until you are not hungry, not until you feel full. ■ Eat more fruits and vegetables — Both are good sources of vitamins, minerals and dietary fiber. Aim for fresh or frozen options and/or canned fruit packed in juice or water (not with sugar added or in heavy syrup). ■ Eat whole grains — Whole grains are good sources of fiber and nutrients which help regulate blood pressure and heart health. Healthy examples include whole grain couscous, quinoa and barley, steelcut oatmeal, ground flaxseed or high fiber cereal. Avoid white, refined flour-based foods. ■ Limit unhealthy fats and cholesterol — Avoiding saturated and trans fats helps reduce your risk of coronary artery disease. Limit the amount of solid fats (butter, margarine and shortening) you add when cooking and instead use olive or canola oil. Avoid foods with “partially hydrogenated oil” on the label. ■ Choose low-fat proteins — Eating

lean meat, poultry, fish, low-fat dairy products and egg whites are great sources of protein. Salmon is rich is omega-3 fatty acid, which lowers blood fats called triglycerides. ■ Reduce sodium intake — To avoid high blood pressure, the Department of Agriculture recommends that healthy adults have no more than a teaspoon of sodium per day. Reduce the amount of salt you add to food at the table or while cooking. “Being more heart health conscious with your diet helps both with primary prevention — to avoid heart disease — and secondary prevention — for those who seek to minimize complications from known heart disease,” said Fragin.


■ Want to know more about your heart health? Take Penn State Hershey Heart and Vascular Institute’s heart risk assessment. Also, check out these heart-healthy recipes. ■ Penn State offers personal nutrition coaching at Penn State Hershey Medical Group locations in State College for University faculty and staff. This one-on-one counseling service with a registered dietitian is designed to help make healthy lifestyle and nutrition choices. Highmark members are eligible for an initial one hour session and up to six half-hour follow-up sessions per calendar year at no charge. Call (814) 865-3085 or email to learn more. ■ Penn State also offers employee discounts on a Weight Watcher’s program through Health Matters. ■ Penn State’s College of Health and Human Development is actively engaged in nutrition studies on campus. Learn more about nutrition research in Nutritional Sciences, Kinesiology and Biobehavioral Health.

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HEALTHSOUTH NITTANY VALLEY Rehabilitation Hospital staff kicked off American Heart Month by participating in the American Heart Association’s “Wear Red Day.� Stephanie Fost, American Heart Association, front center, left, and HealthSouth Nittany Valley CEO Susan Hartman, front center, right, were among the 40 staff at HealthSouth who showed their support by wearing red. Hartman is the Chair of the 2013 Heart Walk for Centre County.

Heart failure support group offered at HealthSouth From Gazette staff reports PLEASANT GAP — In honor of American Heart Month in February, HealthSouth Nittany Valley Rehabilitation Hospital is kicking off its Heart Failure Support

Group. The first meeting will be held from 4 to 5 p.m. on at HealthSouth in Pleasant Gap. This new group is open to the public, serving patients, family members, and caregivers

living with, or caring for, a loved one with a heart failure diagnosis. The first session will establish a monthly meeting date and time for future support group gatherings, and a survey

Apprise looking for volunteers From Gazette staff reports BELLEFONTE — Apprise is the State Health Insurance Assistance Program for Pennsylvanians age 60 and over. It was created to help people with Medicare in Pennsylvania understand their health insurance options and make sound decisions about what is best for them. In Centre County, it is a program of the Centre County Office of Aging in the Willowbank Building in Bellefonte. Apprise counselors are specially-trained volunteers. They can answer questions about Original Medicare, Medicare Advantage Plans, Prescription Drug coverage, Medicaid, Medigap and Long Term Care Insurance. Apprise counselors help people with a variety of issues, such as plan comparison, selection and enrollment, help with PACE/PACENET and Extra Help applications and help with billing questions and problems.

New counselor training is scheduled for March 5, 7 and 12 in the State College area. Volunteers also attend ongoing training to keep them up to date on the latest issues, and those who are interested in having more in-depth knowledge can take additional training to be certified as Master Counselors. No experience is necessary. Volunteers will receive in-depth and ongoing training on the things they will need to know. Contact Judy Furfaro at the Centre County of Aging (814) 355-6716 or send an email to for more information. Other Apprise Volunteer activities include answering the Apprise Toll Free hotline (1-800-783-7067) on Tuesdays, and assisting the coordinator with preparation of materials and other clerical duties. Also, help is needed for special events such as Health Fairs, public education seminars, enrollment events, and general publicity activities including distribution of information.

will be conducted to determine members’ needs. Those interested can call HealthSouth at (814) 359-3421. According to HealthSouth Nittany Valley CEO Susan Hartman: “We take seriously our responsi-

bility to educate and support the community regarding heart failure, a diagnosis that affects many of our rehab patients. HealthSouth is proud to offer this service to patients and families in our region.�

“Leaving you br breathless� eathless� isn’t always a good thing In reality, shortness of breath is frightening and frustrating. HealthSouth’s outpatient physical therapy program for the pulmonary ulmonary patient is designed for persons sons with all forms of breathing problems to promote an optimal level off wellness. wellness

Pleasant Gap Outpatient Clinic Call HealthSouth Pleasant Gap today at

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HealthSouth Nittany Valley Rehabilitation Hospital HEART FAILURE SUPPORT GROUP The Heart Failure Support Group serves patients, family members and caregivers living with or caring for a loved one with a heart failure diagnosis. First Meeting Monday, February 25, 2013, 4-5 p.m. HealthSouth Nittany Valley, In-Service Room

State College 237 Northland Center (near Giant) 814-231-8542

Our first meeting will establish a monthly meeting date and time for future support group gatherings. We will also be conducting a survey to determine member needs. For a complete listing of Nittany Valley’s support groups, please visit:

Burnham 231 N. Logan Blvd. • 717-242-1915

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JUNIORS AT State College Area High School created a sign for “Hooverville,” which was held on Feb. 7.

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TENTS AND makeshift housing was the order of the day as students endured a day of freezing temperatures.


THE SNOW-COVERED ground made things interesting for those fighting the cold at “Hooverville.”

Students endure cold to experience ‘Hooverville’ By MARJORIE S. MILLER

STATE COLLEGE — The practice fields near Hamilton Plaza were transformed into a small village Thursday, strewn with cardboard huts, tarps and makeshift furniture and supplies. The snow-covered grounds didn’t lie; it was the dead of winter. But some 450 State College Area High School juniors were out there all day, sans modern luxuries, reflecting on the Great Depression era and today’s poverty. As part of the high school’s college preparation United States history classes, students from Bob Furmanek’s, and six other

teachers’ classes, participated in the 14th annual “Hooverville,” named after former U.S. President Herbert Hoover. The simulation event, which originally started with just Furmanek’s class, spotlights the 1900s to present day, Furmanek said. About 85 to 90 percent of the juniors participated Thursday, and remained outside for about eight hours. “Students are expected to create a sustainable chanty,” he said. No modern clothes or technology is allowed during the project, Furmanek said; only items people during the Great Depression would have had access to. This definitely means no cell phones.

Throughout the day students engaged in a variety of curriculum-connected activities, Furmanek said. Speakers from local poverty groups and from area resources came to speak to the group, and students participated in song and picture analysis, he said. All of the supplies the pupils used, including the ones needed to build huts, were “completely student-generated,” Furmanek said. The students work in groups of three or four and decide amongst themselves ahead of time who should bring what supplies. Some items used included hay bales, wooden saw horses and wooden crates. And although preparation for

Hooverville starts about three weeks to a month prior to the event with coursework, everything has to be built on site, he said. Furmanek said the event, which took place off Atherton Street in State College, is well-received by students. “(It’s) a good hands-on way to bring history alive,” he said. The hope, through Hooverville, is to not only teach students about the Great Depression, but also about poverty today, and address questions surrounding it, such as who is responsible for the impoverished, and what the government’s role is, Furmanek said. “It still exists,” he said.


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Penns Valley alumni march in inauguration parade By SAM STITZER

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Two Penns Valley Area High School Graduates, Frederick Dawson (Class of 2009) and Paige Nardozzo (Class of 2010), marched with the Virginia Military Institute Corps of Cadets in the Presidential Inaugural Parade on Jan. 21. Dawson is a senior at the Virginia Military Institute and

is Cadet S-2 Captain on the Regiment Staff. He is a biology major with a minor in Spanish and carries a 3.88 grade point average. He is in the honors program and has participated in the institute research program all four years. He is also a member of the National Honor Society and Biology Honor Society. In addition, Dawson has been accepted to pursue a post graduate degree at the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine in the Fall of 2013. Nardozzo is a junior who also attends Virginia Military Institute and has earned a 4.0 in her major of Mechanical Engineering. She is First Platoon Sergeant and teaches new students to be the best they can be. Nardozzo is also a member of the National Mechanical Engineering Honor Society as well as the National Honor Society.

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Hubert Humphrey Fellows speak at South Hills From Gazette staff reports STATE COLLEGE — Hubert Humphrey Fellows from seven countries recently spoke to students at South Hills School of Business and Technology in State College. Eka Jeladze, from the Republic of Georgia, spoke to a group of diagnostic medical sonography students who enjoyed hearing the personal stories of Georgia’s rich heritage and culture. A total of 11 professionals from around the globe participate in the Humphrey Fellowship Program at Penn State, which offers them academic and professional development opportunities for one year. While in State College, the international students have given several talks throughout the Centre region.

Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mazza, founders of South Hills School, have made it a priority for many years to work with the Humphrey Fellows in order to engage the international visitors with South Hills students and faculty through a variety of activities. Also involved in the recent cultural exchange at South Hills were: Adriana Cundar, professor at the National University of Ecuador; Constansia Banda of the Namibia Training Authority; Duaa Al-Khreisha from Jordan’s Ministry of Labor; Diana Stah, associate professor at Tiraspol State University in Moldova; Sitti Khadijah from a midwifery school in Indonesia; Mr. Wishnoebroto from the BINUS University in Indonesia; and Luka Juros with the Ministry of Science, Education and Sports in Croatia.

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MOUNTAINTOP ELEMENTARY first-grade students listen intently as instructor Melvin Smith explains that most of the ingredients in a chocolate candy bar actually come from a farm. Pictured, from left, Cortney Schall, Dalton Barnyak, Rachel Bryan, Destiny Sirianni, Mason Reese, Jordan Kormanec, Sydney Hockenbury, Noah Gearhart, Jonathon Fogleman and Alexis Lidgett.

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A TOTAL OF 11 professionals from around the globe joined Eka Jeladze of the Republic of Georgia, center, to speak at South Hills School of Business and Technology in State College.


From Gazette staff reports SNOW SHOE — Did you know that peanuts grow underground? Did you know the name of those black-and-white cows that you see in standing in fields as you drive by on the road? (Holsteins.) Thanks to the PA Farm Bureau and the Mobile Ag Ed Science Lab, Mountaintop Elementary students learned the answers to these questions and just how important agriculture is to all, giving us both the food we eat and the clothes we wear. Instructor Melvin Smith, who grew up on a dairy farm and is a retired math teacher, provided animated and engaging instruction in the Ag Lab and helped students make a connection between agriculture and the food on their table. Students were pleased to learn that if they had a garden at home, they were farmers. The hands-on lessons were geared to the knowledge level of each grade. Kinder-

garten students learned about the different types of animals and plants that can be found on a farm, while fifth grade students extracted DNA from a banana. Each science experiment was designed to emphasize a different aspect of agriculture, including Pennsylvania’s primary commodities, the environment, biotechnology, food and fiber. The science curriculum taught met Pennsylvania Department of Education Science and Technology and Environment and Ecology Standards. Students from the Bald Eagle Area High School Ag Program were helpful volunteers in the 32-foot mobile lab, helping to set up experiments and holding props for the various lessons. Thanks to $3,190 worth of scholarships from the PA Friends of Ag Foundation, the PA Soybean Board, the Centre County Farm Bureau and the Northeast Ag Education Foundation, the entire cost of the lab’s visit was covered.

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Lady Lions play host to Special Olympians By SAMI HULINGS

UNIVERSITY PARK — Smiles, laughter and the sound of bouncing basketballs filled the practice facility of the Lady Lions basketball team at the fourth annual basketball clinic for Special Olympic PA athletes. Athletes from Centre, Blair, Mifflin and Juniata counties spent Saturday afternoon with members of the Lady Lions, learning about the fundamentals of basketball and friendship. To begin the event, Special Olympic athletes, coaches and parents were given access to watch the end of the team’s practice. “We invite Special Olympic athletes to watch a little bit of our practice, to watch us in action in a non-game setting,” said Kris Petersen, associate director of communications for Lady Lions basketball. Practice was followed by a clinic, where the Lady Lions worked on dribbling, lay-up, defense, passing and rebounding skills with the Special Olympic athletes. Though working on basketball

skills may be the focus of the clinic, Kathie Mayo, a member of the management team for Special Olympics, said the role the clinic plays in the lives of the athletes runs much deeper. “They may be improving their basketball skills, but I think more than that is the socialization with a lot of other athletes and their heroes. It’s just a lot of fun for them.” Petersen also believes the clinic serves as much more than a tool for learning the basketball skills, for both the Special Olympic athletes and the Lady Lions. “To be able to interact with someone else that likes basketball, sometimes maybe they (the Special Olympic athletes) will pick up a tip or two. Special Olympians are no different than our athletes. They have fun playing the game. This is just another way to get back on the court and get some new friends,” she said. Because the Lady Lions believe in giving back to the community that supports them through the ups and downs of basketball season, Petersen said the team enjoys nothing more than getting to interact with the

Special Olympic athletes. “For us, it’s getting to know more members of our community and teaching a game of basketball that they (the Lady Lions) love so much and teaching it to some Special Olympians,” she said. Sarah, a 23-year-old athlete from the Pittsburgh area, said she loves to come to clinic and play basketball with the Lady Lions. “I think it’s fun and awesome. I liked to learn dribbling and defense,” she said. Sarah’s friend and State College resident, Tayna, 18, said though she also liked learning dribbling and defensive skills from the team, she had the most spending time playing with her friends and the Lady Lions. “I just enjoy playing,” she said with a smile. Both Sarah and Tayna are multiple sport athletes. Each competes in Special Olympic swimming and track events, in addition to playing basketball. State College resident Rachel Wolf, 14, said she also came to the clinic to see all her friends. Like Sarah and Tayna, Wolf is also multi-sport athlete. She will compete in skiing in

the upcoming Special Olympic Winter Games. “I had a lot of fun today. I really like the Lady Lions,” she said. Rachel’s mother, Cindy Wolf, said she likes to attend the clinic as a family because of how gracious the Lady Lions’ basketball team has been. “Even from the very first clinic when it was just a few athletes and them, you just saw such a bond between the players and the athletes,” she said. Cindy Wolf also expressed her gratitude for Lady Lions’ basketball coach Coquese Washington and her continued support of the Special Olympics. “It just hit me today that part of the reason that they (the Lady Lions) are a top ten program, you see here today. They have the whole package,” she said. “They have heart in everything that they do and they do it with excellence and kindness. You can tell they really care about making a difference in the community, as well as being good on the court.” Cindy Wolf feels that clinics similar to the one held by the Lady Lions’ basketball team help to build the community and give

the Special Olympic athletes heroes to look up to. “We are huge fans and we really appreciate that they do this. I think part of the reason that we are fans is because they do this,” she said. Like Cindy Wolf, Mayo applauds Coach Washington and the Lady Lions for their continued work within the community. “We are so grateful to them for their community outreach program. Coquese, I just can’t say enough about her because she is the one that called us and said ‘we need to do this,’” Mayo said. “Now it’s done. It’s a great time.” For Petersen and the rest of the Lady Lions’ basketball team, teaching the Special Olympics athletes about basketball, increasing their love for the game and having a great time while doing so is the goal of the clinic. “I just love to watch our student-athletes interact with the Special Olympians because there is just a lot of joy, lots of smiles and lots of laughter,” Petersen said. For more information about Centre County Special Olympics and its programs, visit special

Registration opens for Pennsylvania beautification effort From Gazette staff reports STATE COLLEGE — Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful recently announced registration is now open for the 2013 Great American Cleanup of PA. Event coordinators can visit the Great American Cleanup of PA webpage,, to register the event. This annual event is held in conjunction with the Great American Cleanup of Keep America Beautiful and in partnership with support from the Pennsylvania Department of Environmen-

tal Protection, PennDOT and Pennsylvania Waste Industries Association. The 2013 Great American Cleanup of PA will begin on March 1 and end on May 31. During this period, registered events can get free trash bags, gloves and safety vests from PennDOT district offices. Events consist of litter cleanups, illegal dump cleanups, beautification projects, special collections and educational events. Events must be registered through the Great American

Cleanup of PA website,, to get these free cleanup supplies. As part of this event, the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection and Pennsylvania Waste Industries Association are sponsoring Let’s Pick It Up PA — Everyday. During the Pick It Up PA Days, registered event coordinators will be able to take the trash collected during their cleanup to participating landfills for free disposal. The Let’s Pick It Up PA — Everyday event will begin on April 20 and end on May 6. The focus day

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Fresh Life: Q&A with beekeeper Emily Wiggins spring after they had overwintered on their stores. I like the idea of being a bee guardian in addition to being a bee keeper. ADC: How did you research the process? EW: I did a lot of investigating before my first season. I was drawn to the idea of being able to build a Warre or KTBH myself. As a new beekeeper, and are two sites that I found particularly helpful, as well as the instructional videos by Austin beekeeper McCartney Taylor. My two favorite books about bees and beekeeping are “The Backyard Beekeeper” by Kim Flottam and “The Buzz About Bees” by Jurgen Tautz. I also spent many hours in my car listening to podcasts about bees and beekeeping. ADC: What are some rules or must dos when beekeeping? EW: I take proper protective measures such as wearing appropriate clothing. I carry a bottle of the homeopathic remedy Apis in my tool basket and should probably invest in an Epi-pen. Another ground rule, is to respect the bees. They know what they need, they know how to run a hive, I try to interfere with them as little as possible so that they can do their work. I view myself not as their master or keeper, but rather as a humble and grateful student. Also, I have neighbors on one side, so I was careful to locate my beeyard away from their homes. I think there is a misconception that if you keep hives in a residential area, the entire neighborhood will be full of bees. Finally, I think it’s important to keep an open mind. I faced a lot of resistance from beekeepers whom I spoke with at the start of this process. I listen to the wisdom and experience that people share with me and keep it in mind as I explore my own path in beekeeping. ADC: What has been the most challenging aspect? EW: Because there are so many different approaches to how bees should be managed, as a beginning beekeeper I have found it to be very challenging to assimilate all of the ideas and to choose which to follow. Another challenge has been getting hardy bees. We have a short summer for the bees to build up stores from zero, and they are not bred to tolerate harsh winter conditions. Ideally, I would like to buy bees

Since completing two beekeeping courses/workshops through Cornell Cooperative Extension, in Ithaca, N.Y., my fascination with bees, beekeeping and honey has grown. The healing properties of honey are immense and the effects that bees have on our environment are equally as astonishing. Although I have not set up my own hives, my friend has. I recently interviewed Emily Wiggins, 30, who hails from Springfield, Mo. She now resides in Centre Hall and works at Penn State as a lecturer in Spanish and midwife’s assistant. This multi-talented woman even supportAmy Debach-Coned my husband and I fer has a degree in with the birth of our visual arts/photogdaughter. Although raphy and training Wiggins has other inas a wilderness EMT and beekeeper. terests and hobbies such as DIY projects, She can be reached raising free range at amosd14@ chickens, gardening and supporting local/sustainable foods, her newest adventures in beekeeping may be her most elaborate. The following are her elaborations on beekeeping. Amy Debach-Confer: What first interested you in beekeeping? Emily Wiggins: My dad kept bees in the backyard before I was born and he would go out of his way to point out hives or to buy honey on the comb when we came across it at farmer’s markets. My dad would buy a family friends’ honey by the case and give it away as gifts. As an adult, I learned about the current crisis that bees are facing. Our survival and that of the bees are intimately linked since their ability to forage is directly related to our ability to produce our own food. I wanted to do something to help support local bee populations. My goal was to provide them with shelter and habitat for forage, and any honey or wax that I could collect would only be taken from surplus left over in the


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from a local supplier or beekeeper. Money is also a challenge. I bought three packages of bees last year at $90 each. One lost its queen this summer. It’s a big investment when there is no guarantee they will survive through until the next growing season. ADC: Have the bees produced anything thus far? EW: I did not harvest any honey this fall because I wanted to be sure they had enough to overwinter on. I feel that the honey is a more nutritious food for the bees and prefer not to feed sugar syrup unless the bees are short on stores, so I was planning to harvest in the spring. I discovered in January that both hives had died, so I harvested some of the honeycomb and extracted about a gallon of honey. I rendered a small amount of wax from the cappings and some broken brood comb. I am saving the slumgum (resinous organic matter left over after crushing comb and extracting honey and wax) which I hope to use to attract a swarm to a bait hive this summer. ADC: Any failures or successes? EW: Well, I guess you could say that I failed because all three hives died. Making my three hives taught me about woodworking and improved my crafting skills. I enjoyed the 5,000 square feet of wildflowers that I planted for forage and to provide habitat for native pollinators, which bloomed magnificently into the late fall. And while it was very sad to discover they had died, I spent many pleasurable hours watching the bees work and learning about their habits. I have a year of beekeeping under my belt, and I look forward to building on that experience as I embark on my second year. ADC: What will you keep the same or what will you change for the future? EW:: My first year, I set up three Warre hives. This winter, a friend gifted me a Langstroth hive. I have ordered a nuc hive (a box of bees that have already filled frames with comb, brood and stores) to install in it. I will buy two packages of bees. I will also put mouse guards on my hives in the fall this time around to keep them from setting up house in the hives. Because the bees are focused on staying warm, they do not defend their hive like they would in warmer weather, so the mice can overwinter in the boxes.


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EMILY WIGGINS of Centre Hall wears many hats — she is an expert beekeeper, a lecturer at Penn State and a midwife’s assistant. ADC: Do you extract the honey or eat the comb? EW: This year I extracted the honey. I would like to set some of it aside on the comb. I have really fond memories from childhood of my dad carefully scooping out a hunk for me to chew on. I would love to gift him a jar of honey on the comb produced by my bees. Eventually I would like to be able to share honey and wax candles with friends and family. ADC: Anything else you would like to mention? EW: I am proud to be a female beekeeper. I think that women (and younger people in general) are grossly underrepresented in public images of beekeeping and cultural ideas about who beekeepers are. The beehive is a female-dominated realm, where the queen and her female workers vastly outnumber male drones, who serve principally for fertilization. I delight in defying gender stereotypes and encourage other women to explore beekeeping and support one another in our efforts.

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Nittany Shop With Heart hosts Valentine’s craft show By SAM STITZER

SPRING MILLS — Nittany Shop With Heart sponsored its fifth annual Valentine’s Day Craft Show on Feb. 9 at the Old Gregg School Community Center in Spring Mills. The event is a fundraiser for the Penns Valley HOPE Fund, which assists families in the Penns Valley area facing severe financial crises. About 25 vendors took part in the event. Live music was provided by the Tussey Mountain Moonshiners bluegrass band, who donated their time for the HOPE Fund. Food and drinks were provided by the Humble Pie Catering Co. A raffle was held to benefit the HOPE Fund, with about a dozen vendors donating prizes. HOPE Fund board member Tom Stoner said that the charity’s outreach committee chairman, Nathan Pyle has left the area. His position has been filled by Tracy Loner. Stoner said the HOPE Fund will hold its annual spaghetti dinner fundraiser on March 2 at the Centre Hall Elementary School. In addition to local vendors, this event attracts participants from outside the area. Robin Bowser, representing Muddy Run Bears in Smokerun, makes stuffed bears from old fur coats. Some of the coats are real fur, and some are faux fur. Bowser designs and makes her own patterns for the bears. She cuts the pieces from fur, sews them together and fills them with fiber

material. The bears have jointed heads, arms, and legs, and are fitted with glass eyes imported from Germany. Some are fitted with ribbons or bells, and one biker bear even wears a tiny leather jacket. Bowser is a retired U.S. Postal Service employee. “I have all the time I want to make bears,” she said. Kim Kiraly and Carole Diehl, of Altoona, were sharing a table. Kiraly is a seamstress, and Diehl makes longarm quilts to order. She does all the appliqué work by hand, which takes a considerable amount of time and skill. Diehl sews the quilt stitching using her longarm sewing machine. She can stitch an entire quilt in one evening. “It’s a fairly big machine and it goes pretty fast,” Diehl said. Author and speaker Nancy Shoap came to Spring Mills from Walnut Bottom, Pa., to introduce her new book, “Blessings and Praise.” It is Shoap’s second book. Her previous book was titled His Everyday Promises and is a collection of stories of what she considers to be divine intervention, such as miracle cures. Shoap’s new book was written to make people aware of blessings in everyday life and to be a blessing to others. “We have blessings in our lives despite it all, and this book is just to remind you of that,” Shoap said. Shoap has a public speaking ministry, along with her friend Dori Stought. Marsha Bierly, of Spring Mills, was in the school hallway with a

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VENDORS AND shoppers filled the Old Gregg School gymnasium. rolling display of books from the Old Gregg School free library. The books are donated by citizens, and can be taken out for reading and returned on the honor system. Duplicate books are sold, with the proceeds used to benefit the library.


Colleen Begley from the Thrifty Tailz and Pawz Thrift Store in the Old Gregg School showed several books which were owned by author Margaret Mitchell. Begley said the books were donated to the thrift store by someone who knew Mitchell.

Begley said the books will be sold at auction, and the funds raised will benefit local non-profit animal rescue groups. Craft Show organizer, Cathy Walton said she was pleased with the vendor participation and the turnout of shoppers.


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UNIVERSITY PARK — Chris Powell, the trainer and host of ABC’s “Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition,” said his show is not really about weight loss and fitness. For the participants, it’s a journey of transformation. On Feb. 5, Powell shared his innovative, life-changing methods with an audience of a thousand area residents and students in the Eisenhower Auditorium. The event was hosted by the Penn State Kinesiology Club and the Department of Kinesiology. Powell said he began his career with a strong science orientation after studying exercise science and physiology at Arizona State University. He could quote statistics about obesity and the benefits of diet and exercise but discovered that wasn’t enough to motivate some clients. “The emotional side is where we get people to change,” he said. “It’s really about getting these people to change from the inside out in 365 days. Changing your life is all about loving yourself, believing in yourself, and keeping promises to yourself.” Powell had his own epiphany when his life hit rock bottom four years ago. He had a successful career but became addicted to pain killers after a back injury, then lost everything. He said he tried to run away from his problems by driving to a friend’s home in California. Then his car was repossessed. Powell realized that nothing was going to improve until he changed. He made a promise to himself that he would dedicate his life to helping others. After returning to Arizona and getting sober, he worked with clients using the insights he gained from his own period of despair and self-hatred. Powell created a program that addressed the emotional side of weight loss, which became the basis for “Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition.” The four foundational principles of his

program focus on personal transformation. The first principle is “Believe You Can.” People must believe they can change and chose to change, taking ultimate responsibility and not allowing themselves to remain victims. Powell said CHRIS POWELL this is how he gets ordinary people to do extraordinary things. The second step is “Keep Your Promises.” Powell said integrity is the key to transformation and belief in oneself. Clients start by committing to one attainable promise they can do every day. He tells new clients, “Give me five minutes of anything” because people can do this even when life throws them a curve ball. “If you feel great, do more.” Powell’s third principle is “Fall without Failing.” Instead of giving up when clients break their promise to exercise or eat right, Powell teaches them a three step process: “Confess, Reassess, and Recommit.” Confessing the broken promise to others is difficult but necessary to restore integrity. Clients reassess whether the promise was too big to achieve, then recommit by picking a promise they believe they can attain. The fourth component is “Unite.” Powell said it is important for clients to have a community of support to encourage them and to listen to their confessions and recommitments without judging. “Your family and close friends usually aren’t your best support system. Pick someone that you trust, that you know can unconditionally understand you.” “This message completely changed my life, and it’s changed others’ lives, too,” Powell said. “Believe that you can, and commit to it.”

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Dance club sets dinner event FromGazette staff reports BOALSBURG — Town & Gown Dance Club will host a dinner dance from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 15, at Mountain View Country Club on Elks Club Road in Boalsburg.

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THON: Not just a weekend Before getting involved with THON, like many other people, I thought of it as a huge dance party held one weekend every year to help kids with pediatric cancer. But after a long conversation with one of the volunteers, I found THON is so much more. It’s not just 46 hours; it is every minute, every day. The total doesn’t matter much, but what does matter is family and support. Asking someone to describe THON weekend is like asking them how they felt the night before Christmas when they were little. THON is something you have to see and experience for yourself; it’s life changing. There’s nothing in the world like walking into the Bryce Jordan Center and feeling all of the energy that has built up throughout the year. Noelle Balent, 22, THON isn’t just a one-weekend is a senior at Penn event. Volunteers spend countless State majoring hours, days and months leading up to in landscape the event. This includes preparation, architecture. She is currently the THON events leading up to THON, fundrais2013 creative ing, and spending time with the childesign captain of dren and their families, even if it’s on a the Merchandise special visitors trip to the Penn State Committee. Hershey Medical Center. This year, I was lucky enough to take a special visitors trip. That experience is truly what THON is about. It’s spending just a few hours with the children in between treatments to get their mind off of the pain and make them feel normal. The children are so strong and mature. Not once did they complain about their treatments. They were all ex-


tremely happy to have visitors to play with and smile at. Each time I was able to make a child smile or laugh, I knew all of the time spent volunteering was worth it. Each and every child is spectacular and special. One little girl in particular was painting bobble heads with us all afternoon. In the beginning of our trip, she was so shy and quiet. After a while, however, we got her to start talking, and what a spitfire she is. While she was packing up to leave, she asked if she could take one of my pieces with her to play with. As my eyes welled up with tears, I said of course. Spending an afternoon with these children and seeing how they touch your life is what THON is all about. THON weekend is much like a special visitors trip; however, throughout the weekend the children are out of the hospital and really get to act like kids, with so many more “big kid” friends surrounding them than just the few on the special visitors trip. THON is love, commitment and dedication. But most importantly, THON is putting a smile on a child’s face and helping them to just be a kid. Allowing the children and their families to forget the worry they feel, even if it’s just for a few minutes. Every minute we share with them reminds us why we are there. Their courage and strength encourages us to push our limits with every breath we can. Their wisdom guides and inspires us. For some, it is a celebration for overcoming cancer, and for others it’s where they can come to feel at home, and remember those who are gone. While the money we raise helps to support the Four Diamonds Fund, it’s the support we give them throughout the year that is the real THON. THON is a family that encompasses each and everyone who wants to be involved. This family starts with your committee or organization. When applying for a committee, students are chosen after an interview process, with the hopes that everyone will blend well and get along. What is truly amazing is how

close you grow throughout the year. Seventeen weeks ago, I was placed in a classroom with 22 other students who seemed so different from me. Now, these 22 students are my second family. They are people who have come together to make a difference in a cause we feel so strongly about. As THON weekend approaches, the 22 of us will join over 15,000 other students to form another family, and encompass the Four Diamonds Family. Together, we make a difference, we support these families, we love, and we love hard. While we continue to dance for a cure, the day we dance in celebration will be the most impressive. But until then, remember one thing: THON is For The Cure, For The Families, For The Fight, and most of all, For The Kids!

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DANCERS PARTICIPATE in a dance at THON, the largest student-run philanthropy in the nation.

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FRIENDS WILL lean on each other for 46 hours when THON begins on Friday at the Bryce Jordan Center.

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THE BRYCE JORDAN Center will be filled to capacity this weekend when THON takes place.


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STUDENTS WORKED at the merchandise sale at THON 2012. From left, Hannah Antonchak, Kelsey Thompson, Megan Anderson and Courtney Baker.

THE ROAD TO THON 2013 celebration was held recently. Front row, from left, Ryan Patrick, Candice Bittner, Kelsey Thompson and Courtney Baker. Back row, Bryan Appel, Mike Bryan, Elizabeth Overbaugh and Michael DeRosa.

What THON means to me Putting into words what THON has meant to me during my last three years at Penn State is not an easy task. Actually, it’s downright impossible. THON happens one special weekend in February, when thousands of students storm the Bryce Jordan Center to fight for something bigger. To dance for those who can’t. To laugh in cancer’s face. To make memories that will last a lifetime. THON allows students to make something more out of their Penn State experience. It gives one a platform to make friends who can turn into family and to find tiny heroes who inspire year round. THON has taught me more about myself and given more to me than I could have ever dreamed of. I knew what THON was when I Kelsey Thompson, is came to Penn State and wasted no time tracking down the application to a junior majoring in public relations get involved. I was lucky enough to be at Penn State and a selected to be on an OPP committee, former intern at an opportunity that opened my eyes to The Centre County what THON was all about and shaped Gazette. my THON journey. Walking into the BJC for my first THON in 2011 was one of my favorite Penn State memories. I couldn’t believe the energy and love that filled the place and the excitement peeking out of every corner you turned. I knew throughout that weekend that I wanted to do more. THON had made an impact on my life and I wanted to try and make an impact on THON as well. My sophomore year, I was fortunate enough to be selected to be a merchandise captain and felt like I was on cloud nine. Throughout the year, I dedicated everything I had to THON. My co-captains became my family; they were the most unselfish, genuine, humble and kindhearted people I had ever met, making my THON experience even more special. I had high hopes for THON 2012 and it more than brightened my journey. The weekend was full of emotional highs and lows but dancing on the floor during the final four hours and seeing that ten being raised during the total reveal was a moment I will never forget. Coming into my junior year, I thought that I had experienced all that THON had to offer but still couldn’t get enough. It amazed me how something could change my perspective on life and make me want to do more and give more each year. This year, I was once again blessed to have been selected to be on the public relations captain committee and have soaked in my THON 2013 experience thus far. With the high expectations I’ve had coming in, the milestones leading up to the best weekend of the year did not disappoint. Running the THON 5K, celebrating 100 Days ‘til THON, being on the field during the football game featuring THON, seeing the logo reveal at the family carnival and looking back on it all during the Road to THON Celebration.


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ONE OF THE events leading up to THON is the THON 5K. From left, Lindsey Zeky , Nittany Lion and Kelsey Thompson at the THON 5K earlier this year. THON 2013 has been another whirlwind year. The people I’ve met have been just as inspiring; they work endlessly to promote the cure and embrace anyone and everyone who joins in the fight. With THON weekend just around the corner, it’s hard not to look back and remember all of the amazing memories THON has given me. THON weekend may just happen once every year, but THON is in our hearts each and every day. THON is the feeling of persevering through the hard times and taking time to enjoy life’s simple pleasures. THON is forming unbreakable friendships while fighting to find a cure For the Kids. Seeing all of the kids run through the BJC THON weekend, without a care in the world, makes you stop and appreciate what a special thing you and all of the other selfless volunteers are dedicating your time towards. THON 2013 is going to be another amazing weekend, but the best THON of all will be the one we don’t need to have.

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Winning Tradition Penns Valley notches another winning season with win at Bellefonte By PAT ROTHDEUTSCH

BELLEFONTE — The year was 1996. Bill Clinton was president. The Steelers lost 27-17 to the Cowboys in Super Bowl XXX, and the Yankees beat the Braves in the World Series. Florida won the college football national championship, and the Best Picture Oscar went to “Braveheart.” 1996 was also the year in which the Penns Valley boys’ basketball team had its last losing season. That’s right, going into Monday night’s Mountain League contest at Bellefonte, the Rams had a streak of 16 consecutive winning seasons. And, playing typical PV style basketball, the Rams swamped Bellefonte, 47-23, and, at 11-5, assured themselves of another winning season in 2013 — number 17 in a row. “I like tradition,” Penns Valley coach Terry Glunt said, “and this is a great tradition to have. It started with Nate Althouse. He coached six years and he brought a lot of energy to the program. And then coach (Darin) Hazel (the present Bellefonte coach), five outstanding years with him, and I’ve just been fortunate to be the guy here for the last six years. We’ve had great kids who aren’t afraid to get after it to work with.” The victory over Bellefonte was in many ways typical of Penns Valley’s style of play. After moving out to a 14-6 first-quarter lead, the Rams trapping defenses clamped down on the Raiders beginning in the second quarter. Led by point-guard Dalton Ulmanic, who seemed to be everywhere for the Rams, PV’s defense allowed the Raiders only two field goals in the second quarter and another two in the third quarter. Meanwhile, aided by many turnovers and steals, the patient Ram offense steadily build leads of 23-10, 32-12, and finally 35-15 by the end of the third quarter. “Every day in practice we work on our trapping,” Ulmanic said. “Get better every day. Jump on the ball, up the line, being prepared. That’s what Penns Valley’s all about.

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DALTON ULMANIC (5) goes to the basket during Monday night’s game with Bellefonte at Bellefonte Area High School. Defending on the play is Bellefonte’s Kellen Moss (34). The Rams won the game, 47-23. “You could tell where they wanted to go because my teammates made such good traps and I just tried to jump in the lanes as best I could.” Ulmanic, who finished with eight points in the game, was a constant thorn in the side of the Raider offense, tipping ball out of bounds, making steals, and generally disrupting any kind of rhythm Bellefonte tried to establish. “I would absolutely hate to see No. 5, Dalton, come out and guard me,” Glunt said. “He’s one of the best defensive guards in the league and he’s probably the second-best overall point guard in the league. He’s the whole

package. He scored a few tonight, but we just rely on him to be our captain and he did the job really well.” It was more of the same in the final quarter, with Luke Weaver (10 points), Will Jackson (6), and Cam Tobias (6) keeping PV steady in the face of mounting pressure from Bellefonte. After a jumper by Tobias and two free throws by Sean Beamesdoerfer, the Rams’ lead ballooned to 40-18 with four minutes to play, and from there they easily closed out the game. “We know that this is not one person,” Tobias said. “It’s a team and we all work together. We’ve been together so many years that

we know what is going to happen and who is going to be at the right place at the right time. “We knew what they were trying to do, and with all the steals and jumping lanes, we were prepared. And when we didn’t get a steal, with our offense we waited and waited until we got the shot we wanted.” Penns Valley did a particularly good job on Bellfonte’s high scorers — Nick Leiter, Mitch Grasser, Andy Stover, Tanner Light, and sophomore Mike Jabco — which was part of the plan for the Rams. “We knew coming in that we wanted to continue what we started in our first meeting,”

Glunt said. “We aggressively trapped tonight and it seemed to work. We got them out of their rhythm and got some steals and converted them on the other end. We got a little breathing room, which allowed us to dictate the game.” The Rams will not be able to rest after this win, however, as they now face two tough road games at Tyrone and Clearfield before finishing the regular season at home against Central Mountain. Bellefonte still has Huntingdon, Bald Eagle, and Central Mountain and will then finish the season at home against Westmont Hilltop on Feb. 16.

Clearfield edges Philipsburg-Osceola in clash of rivals By PAT ROTHDEUTSCH

PHILIPSBURG — One three-point shot went. The other one didn’t. Almost as if it was preordained, the Tuesday night clash between archrivals Clearfield and Philipsburg-Osceola boiled down to the final ticks of the clock. After the teams traded leads all night in a back-and-forth game, Matt Carpin gave P-O a three-point lead with 1:04 to play, and Philipsburg-Osceola was perhaps one defensive stop away from a victory. But a shooting foul against Clearfield’s Christian Lezzer, and then a subsequent double foul, opened the door for the Bisons. Lezzer sank both free throws, bringing Clearfield to within one. Awarded the ball because of the double foul, the Bisons inbounded the ball to Lezzer who immediately fired up an NBA-length three with 33 seconds to play. Swish — and that quickly Clearfield had a two-point advantage. Twenty eight seconds later, down now by three points, the Mounties had one more chance. With the full length of the floor to cover and only five seconds to play, P-O set up a play for senior guard Eric Nartatez.

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PHILIPSBURG-OSCEOLA’S Andrew Reifer (32) puts up a jump shot in the first half of Tuesday night’s game with Clearfield. Amazingly, the play worked and Nartatez broke free along the left sideline, took the ball to the arc, and let fly with the po-

tential tying shot. It looked good in the air, but as the buzzer sounded, it spun harmlessly out and allowed Clearfield to escape with a thrilling 56-53 victory. “It was exciting,” P-O coach Dave McKnight said. “The fans certainly got their money’s worth. It was a good game, and you have to give Clearfield credit. They played hard, went after loose balls, and did what they had to do. “It was a game of runs, up and down, up and down, and unfortunately if we have another minute, maybe we go up. That’s just the nature of the game.” Clearfield started the game with a run. The Bisons went up 10-2 after the first six minutes of play, but a follow-up by P-O’s Taylor Golemboski in the last seconds of the quarter brought the Mounties back to within striking distance at 12-6. It was Philipsburg’s turn in the second quarter. The Mounties went on a 19-6 tear that put them ahead 25-18 with just over two minutes to play before halftime, but in this game no lead was safe. Lezzer, who led all scorers in the game with 21 points, Wyatt Westen, and Trey Jordan rallied the Bisons back, and they squeaked out a 29-26 halftime lead. The second half was much of the same,

with both teams trading leads and neither able to gain any breathing room. P-O led by two going into the fourth quarter, and then baskets by Nartatez and Carpin gave the Mounties that three-point lead, 50-47, with just over a minute to play. Lezzer took care of the rest for Clearfield. “We got the ball into the hands of our best shooter (Nartatez),” McKnight said about the final play. “The guy that gave us the best shot at it. He got it off, and sometimes he makes that shot, sometimes he doesn’t. “That’s what we wanted, and it didn’t fall. That happens sometimes.” Besides Lezzer’s 21 points, the Bison also got 10 points each from Seth Beardsley and Jordan. For P-O, Carpin finished with 20 points, Nartatez 15, Golemboski had eight, and Alex Gray scored six. “It’s been a long, hard year,” McKnight said. “We’ve only won five games, but we lost another six games by six points or less. We could easily have 10, 12 wins, and in that sense it’s been a tough year. “These are great kids. They play well together. They are fun to coach, and there’s not a bad attitude in the bunch. It’s all been good.”

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Heating Up Penn State routs Michigan State for 20th win of the season By PAT ROTHDEUTSCH

UNIVERSITY PARK — The Michigan State women had Penn State figured out on Sunday afternoon at the Bryce Jordan Center. All the Spartans had to do was stop, or at least slow down, the high-scoring Penn State guard combination of Alex Bentley and Maggie Lucas. Good luck with that. Fighting past, around, and sometimes through the extremely physical Spartans, Bentley and Lucas combined for 43 points and, along with Nikki Greene’s 13 and an incredible 29 points off MSU turnovers, paced the Lady Lions as they steadily pulled away from Michigan State for a 7156 Big Ten victory. The win for 20-3 Penn State, coupled with a loss by Purdue to Michigan on Sunday, now gives the Lady Lions a full twogame lead in the Big Ten standings heading down the home stretch. It also completed a two-game sweep of Michigan State this season. “Michigan State is a great team,” Penn State coach Coquese Washington said. “They are a tough team. They are a physical team. They are a hard working team. So any time you can beat them because of how they play, I think it speaks loudly of what the team is able to accomplish. “We just want to win one game at a time and keep improving. We do not talk about getting the chance to sweep them. We get a chance to see anybody again in the Big Ten tournament since we do not know how the standings are going to turn out and so it is about improving. It is about playing at our level. It is about taking all the challenges that are going to come our way.” Michigan State’s defense was a giant challenge throughout the first 14 minutes

of this game. The Spartans physical style had Penn State rushing and forcing shots, and when MSU’s Becca Mills hit a three– pointer with just over seven minutes left in the first half, the Spartans took their biggest lead of the game at 20-11. At this point, Penn State — as it has many times before this season — seemed to find another gear. Led by four points by Bentley and eight by Greene, the Lady Lions went on a 14-5 run to tie the game at 25 with 2:14 to play in the half. From there, two free throws by Ariel Edwards, a three by Maggie Lucas, and a drive by Mia Nickson gave Penn State a 32-27 halftime lead. Michigan State managed only two free throws by Jasmine Thomas in the last four minutes of the first half. “Our defense,” Washington said explaining the turnaround for PSU. “I thought we did a better job defensively of guarding them and not giving them easy shots. Offensively the first half, we were just playing too slow. We weren’t running and pushing the ball up the floor when we had opportunities to. “As I told the team, we were kind of muddling through on offense and I think we found some more energy late in the first half. We played faster, moved the ball more and I think that carried over. In the second half, I think our defense intensity got us some opportunities in transition.” Penn State turned up the defensive intensity in the second half. After a basket by MSU’s Jasmine Hines, Penn State got a jumper by Bentley, a steal and layup by Bentley, and then a long three-pointer by Lucas to breakout to a 39-29 lead. Penn State extended its lead to 19 points, 53-34, after a jumper by Bentley at the 12:15 mark and the Lions from there were able to hold off the Spartans. Michigan State rallied to within eight points, 6254, with just over three minutes to play, but

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PENN STATE’S Alex Bentley drives through a hole during Sunday’s game with Michigan State at the Bryce Jordan Center. Bentley had 24 points in the win. baskets by Nickson, Greene, and Bentley made it 68-54 and Penn State was able to close out the win. “We always feed off our defense,” Bentley said. “That’s really where it starts because we want to play fast and in order to play fast we get on our defensive end. So we are in passing lanes and we’re pressuring up. Dara Taylor had some really good steals there and we just keep pressuring and running. “Our crowd really helped us down there at the stretch. It’s great to see fans in the stands and everyone supporting us. It’s a great feeling. We had this mine and Nikki’s

freshman year, so it’s awesome to be able to play in the environment that we play in now.” Bentley finished the game with 24 points, Lucas with 19, Green had 13, and Nickson added nine. Michigan State’s Annalise Pickrel scored 16 to lead the Spartans, now 18-5, and she was followed by Courtney Schiffauer with nine while Jasmine Thomas and Jasmine Hines both added eight. Penn State now has five games left on its schedule, starting tonight at Iowa. The Lady Lions are next at home on Feb. 20 against Illinois.

A closer look at the Nittany Lions’ defensive recruits The 2013 Penn State recruiting class was finalized on Feb. 6 when the players faxed their letters of intent to the Lasche Building. Last week I broke down the newest offensive Nittany Lions, this week we’ll get familiar with the defensive members. DE Garrett Sickels, 6-4, 240, (N.J.) — A consensus four star DE, Sickels was an Army All-American and a big part of the reason this class stayed intact. Despite offers from teams like Alabama, Florida, Tim Tolley is the Notre Dame and Ohio founder of the State, Sickels commitwebsite, www. ted last spring and victorybellrings. He never looked back. covers recruiting for After the sanctions The Centre County were handed out, an Gazette. Email him at psutimm@gmail. opposing fan asked Garrett on his Facecom. book page why any blue chipper would still consider Penn State. His reply: “Because it’s still Penn State.” DE Tanner Hartman, 6-4, 255, (Va.) — Originally committed to Maryland, Hartman had been hoping for a PSU offer since attending a camp over the summer. Once he received the offer in September, it didn’t take long for him to get on board. Tanner is a big kid and carries his weight well. He may grow into a defensive tackle at some point.


DE Curtis Cothran, 6-5, 250, (Pa.) — Curtis was one of the quietest recruits in this class. He committed last spring and really just ended his process then. He had offers from most of the northeast as well as Northwestern but he never wavered. Cothran added 20 pounds since the summer and could push for snaps this fall. LB Brandon Bell, 6-2, 215, (N.J.) — Bell is going to be a prototypical middle linebacker, which is ideal for a team that doesn’t have much depth at that particular spot. Brandon first visited last April and fell in love. Bell is soft-spoken but plays with a mean streak. LB Zayd Issah, 6-2, 220, (Pa.) — Issah may be the most intriguing prospect in this defensive class. He’s only been playing linebacker for two years, yet earned scholarship offers from Oregon, Arizona State, Iowa and others. He rushed for over 1,800 yards and had 123 tackles as a junior on his way to being named the AAAA Player of the Year. He battled injuries as a senior but still had 80 tackles and 6 sacks. His versatility and athleticism will be an asset as he learns the position from Ron Vanderlinden. CB Jordan Smith, 5-10, 190, (Washington, D.C.) — Smith was enticed by Penn State after having childhood relationships with guys like Navarro Bowman and Stephon Morris. He had to sit out his senior year after changing school districts but has already enrolled at Penn State which should help him get back into football shape. CB Anthony Smith, 6-0, 185, (Pa.) — Smith was the first junior college player that I can remember to commit to Penn State. It wasn’t a route that the previous

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staff used but things have changed. Smith plays very physical and has good size for a cornerback. S Neiko Robinson, 5-11, 170, (Fla.) — Much like Anthony Smith was the first JuCo recruit I can remember, Robinson is the first Florida recruit that I can recall Penn State landing, ever. Neiko is a hard hitting, ballhawk-type safety. I think new

defensive coordinator John Butler is going to love coaching him. S Kasey Gaines, 5-10, 165, (Ga.) — Gaines’ best attributes are his speed (4.44 40-yard dash) and his ball skills. He goes up for the ball like a wide receiver but he’ll undoubtedly play safety at Beaver Stadium. I fully expect a Robinson-Gaines starting safety duo in two or three years.


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State High student-athletes sign Letters of Intent By CHRIS MORELLI

STATE COLLEGE — State College Area High School celebrated its student-athletes on National Letter of Intent Day. On Feb. 6 at the high school, a total of eight student-athletes signed on to play at the next level. The group was highlighted by offensive lineman Evan Galimberti, who will be a preferred walk-on at Penn State. Galimberti selected Penn State over a host of Division I-AA offers. He also drew interest from Division I-A Temple. As it turned out, home is where the heart is. “I had too many ties to Penn State to let myself go somewhere else,” Galimberti said. “I took visits other places, looked around. But once it came time to make the decision, I knew in my heart it was Penn State.” At 6-foot-5, 255 pounds, Galimberti knows he will have to spend some time working in the weight room if he wants to play on the line at Penn State. He was an offensive and defensive tackle for the Little Lions. Penn State will probably look at him for a variety of roles — center, guard or tackle. Wherever he plays, Galimberti is excited he’ll be playing at Beaver Stadium in the near future. “I’m going to run out of that tunnel,” he said. “As a little kid, up in the stands, I never would have thought that could hap-

pen. It’s great knowing that my dream is going to come true.” Other student-athletes who signed letters of intent were: ■ Jenna Altomore, Kutztown — Altomore, a standout on the hardwood, will play basketball at Kutztown. “I went on an official visit back in November. It was awesome. The coach, the team, I felt like I fit right in,” Altomore said. “The campus is beautiful. I never thought I’d play at the next level. To be given an opportunity to is beyond awesome.” ■ Lauren Bonness, Michigan State — Bonness sported a Spartan hat and T-shirt as she signed her Letter of Intent to play Big Ten field hockey. “I loved the coach and the team dynamic,” Bonness said. “I really loved the school. That was my deciding factor. It was so much fun, being here with my family and friends to make it official.” ■ Liz Browne, East Carolina — Browne will go from the Little Lions to the Pirates. She will swim at ECU. “I took a recruiting trip to East Carolina in October and I just fell in love with the team and the campus,” Browne said. “The team sprit there was second to none.” ■ Darian Hernacane, Binghamton University — Hernacane was a talented wide receiver/safety for the Little Lions. However, he chose to play baseball at Binghamton University, where he will play in the outfield. He had some options to play football, but baseball won out in the end. “It just came down to where I was going

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A TOTAL OF eight State College Area High School athletes will play at the next level. From left, Evan Galimberti (football), Kayla Klaus (field hockey), Taylor Meily (field hockey), Caroline Moore (field hockey), Lauren Bonness (field hockey), Liz Browne (swimming), Jenna Altomore (basketball) and Darian Hernacane (baseball). to get the most out of college and where I was going to further my education,” Hernacane said. “It was where my parents and I thought I’d get the most out of everything.” ■ Kayla Klaus, Slipper Rock University — Klaus won’t venture far away from home. Klaus will major in physical therapy at The Rock and play field hockey. “They have a really good physical therapy program. That was really important to me,” Klaus said. “And the coach is really nice.” ■ Taylor Meily, Delaware — Meily wore a Delaware Blue Hens hoodie as she inked her Letter of Intent to play field hockey. She

said the school is a perfect fit. “I really loved the coaches and the girls were awesome,” Meily said. “Obviously, the academics are really good. It’s a very exciting day. I’ve been waiting for it for awhile now.” ■ Caroline Moore, Sacred Heart — Moore, a standout for the Lady Little Lions, will play field hockey at Sacred Heart. According to Moore, it was an easy decision. “I really loved the coach at Sacred Heart and the campus is great,” Moore said. “The academics are awesome as well, so it was a perfect fit for me. I signed a couple of months ago, but it didn’t feel real until now.”


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SEVERAL MEMBERS of the Bellefonte Area High School bowling team participated in the PSU-Berks Blue and White Shootout Classic in Reading on Jan. 21. Over 50 collegiate and high school bowlers from across Pennsylvania participated in the event. All seven Bellefonte bowlers placed in the top 20, with three placing in the top four spots. From left, Kyler Mellott, third place; Mark Coll, first place; and Ryan Gmerek, fourth place.

Gymnasts fare well at West Point From Gazette staff reports


WEST POINT, N.Y. — The boys’ squad from Nittany Gymnastics fared well at the 2013 West Point Open, held on Feb. 2 and 3 in West Point, N.Y. At Level 6, Tanner Deyo was fourth on floor exercise (9.3), fifth in pommel horse (7.5), third on rings (9.7), fifth on vault (8.8), fifth on parallel bars (8.9), fifth on high bar (7.8) and fifth all-around (52.0). Deyo competes in the 7- and 8-year-old age group.

Jared Holmes was fourth on the floor exercise (10.8). He competes in the 11 and up age group. At Level 7, Nate Warren was fifth on the parallel bars (10.2). He competes in the 11and 12-year-old age group. At Level 8, Ben Gingher was fifth on the floor exercise (11.6), second on rings (11.6), fifth on vault (11.5), fourth on parallel bars (11.0), first on high bar (11.3) and third allaround (67.0). Gingher competes in the 13- and 14year-old age group.

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Bellefonte’s Smith will attend Local sports briefs Lock Haven to run cross country From Gazette staff reports

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By MARY ELDER For The Gazette

BELLEFONTE — Mitchell Smith never thought he’d excel at sports. On Feb. 6, though, he signed his National Letter of Intent to run cross country at Lock Haven University. Smith is a senior at Bellefonte Area High School. He signed his letter in the library of Bellefonte Area High School. Smith has won and placed in races since he started his running career sophomore year. He was MVP of the team that year, fifth at districts junior year and sixth at states senior year. However, Smith said he hopes those accomplishments are only the beginning for him. “I never seemed to excel at the sports that I did, so when I joined track and cross country I felt it would be the same way. I never imagined that I would run in college,” he said. The signing event started with a speech from his coach, Kim Gasper. “Mitchell Smith is a rare breed when it comes to your typical high school student-athlete in today’s world,” she said. “He has the talent and work ethic that some do but add leadership qualities and humble personality and you have the title most pro-athletes in our society can’t seem to handle. “As coaches, we watched Mitchell go from a solid runner to a competitive racer all with the intent to better his team. His teammates were not afraid to work right alongside him through the four seasons in all kinds of weather to achieve the team goals they would set each year.” Smith’s friends, family and coaches all spoke glowingly about his abilities. “We are thrilled that Mitchell is able to run for a school as good as Lock Haven because they are up there. I am not surprised, I knew he had it in him,” said his mother, Donna

PLEASANT GAP — Sign ups for Pleasant Gap Little League will be held on several dates. There will be sign ups at the following times: 6 to 8 p.m. on Feb. 15 and 9 a.m. to noon on Feb. 16. Sign ups will be held at the Spring Township Building. For more information, visit

April Fool’s 5K sheduled STATE COLLEGE — The Centre County Chapter of the Penn State Alumni Association will host its third annual April Fool’s 5K at 8 a.m. on March 30 at Medlar Field at Lubrano Park in State College. The proceeds from the event go toward a scholarship fund for Penn State students from Centre County high schools. Over the past two years the event has brought in more than $8,000 for the fund. For more information about the CCCPSAA visit To register for the race visit MARY ELDER/For The Gazette

BELLEFONTE’S MITCHELL SMITH signed his National Letter of Intent to run at Lock Haven University. Sitting, from left, are Smith and his sister Allie. Standing, from left, are his mother Donna and father Doug. Smith. “I know it is harder to run in college, but he tried Lock Haven out. He spent the weekend there and he ran with them and he was able to keep up. He loved the other kids. I knew he could run in college.”

Softball sign ups being held BELLEFONTE — Bellefonte elementary softball, hosted by Marion Walker, currently has online registrations for this spring’s softball league. Registrations will be open until Feb. 23. To register online, visit For more information, email Carla Weaver at

For college basketball fans, it’s been a wild ride Has there even been a men’s college basketball season as wide open at the top as this one has played out to be? Well, yes … There has been, though you have to go back a little bit to find it. If you subscribe to the Associated Press Poll as Gospel, there were five different No. 1-ranked teams in five weeks before Indiana — a loser to Michigan last week — clung on to the top spot on this week’s poll. Before the Hoosiers’ now-dominating two-week stay at the top of the poll, Duke (Jan. 7), Louisville (Jan. 14), Duke again (Jan. 21) and Michigan (Jan. 28) kept the seat warm while playing some high-stakes musical chairs. Amazingly enough, this isn’t even the wackiest stretch of hot potato in poll history. That happened in 1993-94. Shawn Curtis This likely means nothing to anycovers Pittsburgh one filling out their brackets in a sports for the month, but for the first time in a long Centre County time the winners of many office pools Gazette. Follow him on Twitter could see more red ink than any other @shawncurtis430. color on their sheet by the time two nets in Atlanta’s Georgia Dome meet


their horrific scissors-aided demise. ❏❏❏ Seriously though, how crazy was this past Saturday in college hoops? With America at large looking at the first Saturday following the Super Bowl as the unofficial opening day of a season which is three months old by that point, Saturday did not disappoint in any way. Buzzer-beaters, top-5 upsets, marathon overtime games … These are things which happened before Saturday. With the day serving as the season’s callback audition for the casual fan, college basketball couldn’t have turned in a better performance with the national sports spotlight all to itself. Who’s ready for March? ❏❏❏ By the time the ink has dried on this column, pitchers and catchers have already logged a few days of workouts in Florida and Arizona with the rest of the troops on the way by the weekend. Spring Training creates blind hope for 29 different markets every February with visions of a return to prominence or an out-of-nowhere run through October dancing through baseball-related daydreams. For Pittsburgh Pirates fans, the visions are a touch different. The blind hope is there by the bushel, it’s just that the desired end result has a little less weight on it while holding New York-like pressure. It just all hinges on being able to eradicate 20 seasons of frustration — 33 if you want to go back to when the Pirates last won the World Series.











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O’Brien wants Lions to play in Ireland By NATE MINK

HERSHEY — It is no secret Penn State has been trying for some time to schedule a destination game in the nonconference season to offset a four-year bowl ban. Ireland would certainly suffice, and it’s definitely on Penn State’s radar. Seriously. Coach Bill O’Brien told reporters as much Saturday night before speaking at a high school football banquet. “We are definitely looking into playing in Ireland, no question about it,” O’Brien told reporters in Hershey on Saturday night. “We’re working on an opponent and TIM WEIGHT/For The Gazette

Penn State men’s basketball coach Patrick Chambers pledged a $10 donation to THON for every student who attends Thursday night’s game with Iowa.

Chambers pledges donation to THON By BEN JONES

UNIVERSITY PARK — Men’s basketball coach Pat Chambers will donate $10 to THON for every Penn State student who attends the Nittany Lions’ Thursday night contest against Iowa in the Bryce Jordan Center at 9 p.m. Thursday night, the university announced Monday. Penn State students are asked to show their Penn State student ID to pick up a pledge card on the Jordan Center concourse near Portal 31 between 8-9:15 p.m. Thursday. The pledge cards will be collected from students (one per student) beginning with five minutes remaining in the second half of Thursday’s game or can be turned in after the game at a collection bin at the Gate A exit of the Jordan Center. For Chambers and the rest of the Penn State basketball program, the battle

Gilliam granted another year of eligibility at PSU By BEN JONES

against cancer hit home extra hard following the loss of star point guard DJ Newbill’s mother prior to the season. Chambers was an active member of the cancer awareness community before the loss of Newbill’s mother, but the cause has played a unique role in the program’s focus this year. The Penn State basketball student section, known as Nittany Nation, has fluctuated in size all season with a few crowds totaling more than a few thousand students. A strong showing Thursday night could call for an impressive donation from Chambers. Nittany Nation’s largest showing in 2009 against No. 23 ranked Illinois was in the area of almost 10,000 students. THON raised a record of more than $10.6 million last year and has raised more than $89 million since its inception in 1977.

we’re working with the Big Ten on that. So that’s something that’s definitely in the works.” The NCAA sanctions prohibit the Nittany Lions from playing in the postseason until the 2016 season, but Penn State has been proactive in shaking up its schedule. The university recently agreed to a matchup with Central Florida next season, replacing the Sept. 14 game against Virginia at Beaver Stadium. The two sides are discussing a return trip to Orlando in either the 2014 or 2015 season. A trip to Florida would be nice. But a trip to Ireland would be unprecedented for Nittany Nation.

UNIVERSITY PARK — It has been a busy week for tight end-turned-offensive tackle Gary Gilliam, who, according to a university press release, has been granted a sixth year of eligibility. A tight end during the 2010 and 2012 seasons, Gilliam suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee at Iowa in 2010, and an infection then delayed his surgery and rehabilitation. Gilliam missed the entire 2011 campaign.

“I’m very excited to be able to continue to help Penn State and to be a part of such an important period in our history,” stated Gilliam in the release. He will be eligible to play during the 2013 and 2014 seasons. The Nittany Lions return three tight ends from 2012 — Kyle Carter, Jesse James, Matt Lehman — who combined for 75 receptions, 1,025 yards and 10 touchdowns. On the offensive line 2012-13 starters tackle Mike Farrell and center Matt Stankiewitch have graduated. Giliam is now listed at 6-foot-6, 290 pounds per a university spokesperson.


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THE STATE COLLEGE Blue Lions U-19 indoor field hockey team recently qualified for the 2013 National Indoor Tournament. Kneeling, from left, Grace Wagner, Megan Wandrisco, Lauren Bonness and Anna Reapsome. Standing, from left, head coach Stuart Smith, Amy Reapsome, Kayla Klaus, Taylor Meily, Teresa Lesher, Summer Carson, Caroline Moore and coach Molly Snyder. Missing from photo: Tess Rogusky.

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THE NITTANY ALL STAR Cheer and Dance Youth, Junior and Senior competitive cheerleading teams recently competed at the Extreme Winter Open Championship on Jan. 19 in York. All three teams took first place and received a championship banner. The three teams also competed at the Keystone State Cheerleading Championship on Jan. 27 at the Bryce Jordan Center. All three teams took first place at the event.

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ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT DVD review: ‘Hotel Transylvania’ By ROY MORRIS For The Gazette

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THE BRENTANO STRING Quartet will perform at Penn State’s Schwab Auditorium on Feb. 27.

Brentano String Quartet to perform works by Beethoven From Gazette staff reports UNIVERSITY PARK — Brentano String Quartet, ensemble-in-residence at Princeton University, returns to Penn State to perform in the second season of the Center for the Performing Arts three-year presentation of the complete Beethoven string quartets. The concert — featuring the Beethoven quartets in G Major, Op. 18, No. 2; E-flat Major, Op. 74, Harp; and F Major, Op. 135 — is at 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 27 at Penn State’s Schwab Auditorium. Tickets are available online at or by phone at (814) 863-0255. Outside the local calling area, dial 1-800-ARTS-TIX. Tickets are also available at four State College locations: Eisenhower Auditorium (weekdays 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.), Penn State Downtown Theatre Center (weekdays 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturdays 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.), HUB-Robeson Center Information Desk (weekdays 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.) and Bryce Jordan Center (weekdays 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.). A grant from the University Park Allocation Committee makes Penn State student prices possible.

Brentano’s playing is “passionate, uninhibited and spellbinding,” raved a critic for The Independent of London. A Philadelphia Inquirer reviewer praised the ensemble’s “seemingly infallible instincts for finding the center of gravity in every phrase and musical gesture.” Violinists Mark Steinberg and Serena Canin and violist Misha Amory founded the quartet in 1992. Cellist Nina Lee joined in 1998. Brentano has been ensemble-inresidence at Princeton since 1999. The public is invited to a free Salon Evening, featuring the Brentano musicians introducing each of the movements of the Harp quartet, at 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 25, in The Nittany Lion Inn Board Room. Charles Youmans, associate professor of musicology at Penn State, moderates and lends insight. A question-and-answer session is included in the 90-minute event. The public is also welcome to observe a Brentano master class for Penn State School of Music string students at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 26, in Music Building I Esber Recital Hall. Professor of Music James Lyon leads the two-hour session.

Novel-writing workshop offered From Gazette staff reports STATE COLLEGE — A new six-week novel-writing workshop with local author Carolyn Turgeon ( will begin on Feb. 20 and end on March 27. The workshop will meet from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Webster’s Bookstore in State College. Participants bring in seven pages of new material a week and get immediate feedback. Turgeon took the same kind of workshop for a few years with author Jennifer Belle in New York City and completed her first two books that way. The cost is $300. Email for more information. Other times may be available.


Adam Sandler is not well known for being involved with animation movies. His only other venture into the the world of the cartoons was in the small budget 2002 movie release, “Eight Crazy Nights,” which he wrote, co-produced and voiced the main character. “Hotel Transylvania,” however, is an alltogether bigger affair. Boasting an $85 million budget, an impressive cast and an equally impressive $324 million return at the worldwide box office, Sandler has definitely staked his claim in the animation/comedy market. With a sequel already in the pipeline, this is a franchise that should continue to fare well in the ever-lucrative world of the blockbuster cartoon. The story takes us to Transylvania, of course, and to a doting father “Dracula,” voiced surprisingly well by Sandler, who, with the birth of his daughter, Mavis, and the loss of his wife, decides the world is too scary for his pride and joy. He brings her up to fear humans and proceeds to build a hotel for her to reside in and live amongst her own kind — her own kind being monsters and ghouls from all realms of the underworld, and classic horror literature, too. It is her 118th birthday and a huge party is planned at the hotel. It is a party where her father, whilst continuing to shelter her from those terrible humans, decides to allow her to take a peek at the world — something she has been pining to do for a long time. An elaborate hoax is set up to further instigate his complete control of her life. She ultimately believes him and decides to stay put at the hotel. All seems well until, suddenly, out of the blue, a human stumbles upon the castle, right at the start of the party. Jonathan, played with perfect comic timing by “Saturday Night Live’s” Andy Samberg, immediately takes to Mavis and the fun and games begin. Selena Gomez puts in a believably chirpy performance as Mavis and the two match up well on screen. Some other notable performances in the movie, all of which add some tremendous fun to the storyline are Kevin James as Frankenstein, Steve Buscemi as Wayne the Werewolf and singer Cee Lo Green as Murray the Mummy. Some top line support is in there too, particularly from Fran Drescher, David Spade, Molly Shannon and Jon Lovitz — all

of whom add tremendous depth to the whole thing. Not to give too much away — the story unfolds with hilarious sight gags and nicely timed one-liners. There is some moral soul-searching thrown in too as the hapless Jonathan proceeds to wreck everything that Dracula has so painstakingly created. All this adds up to a very funny and exciting 91 minutes of animated joy. Russian-born, Genndy Tartakovsky, a first-time feature director to this genre, best known for his involvement in the Cartoon Network’s animated television series “Dexter’s Laboratory,” “Samurai Jack,” “Star Wars: Clone Wars” and “Sym-Bionic Titan,” has managed to put it all together very well. It’s a nicely paced story with some visual humor. With the help of a witty and self-mocking script by Peter Baynham and Robert Smigel, it all makes for a great piece of animated entertainment. There are some dizzying 3D moments that might be too much for some, especially a chase sequence on flying dinner tables, but this really does not distract from the overall fun at all. In fact, most people are 3D savvy now and should enjoy it all regardless. Is it a classic? Well, not yet. Perhaps as time goes by it will find its place among the contemporary classics of today. All in all, it gets 4 out of 5 stars from me and is thoroughly worth the rental charge. Rent it with the kids. I promise, you won’t be disappointed. Roy Morris reviews movies for The Centre County Gazette.

Grace Lutheran to stage musical From Gazette staff reports STATE COLLEGE — An original musical, “The Landowner’s Gift,” will premiere at 7 p.m. on March 27 at Grace Lutheran Church, 205 S. Garner St. in State College. The script and songs were written and composed by Laurel Sanders, who is also the worship and music coordinator at Grace Lutheran Church. The drama bridges two stories respectively from the Old and New Testaments — Noah’s planting of the first vineyard after being saved from the flood; and the parable of the workers in the vineyard, in which those who start work late are rewarded the same as those who labor long hours. Both stories present timeless messages about love and grace. A cast of 12 from Grace Lutheran and a 28-member ecumenical choir are presenting the production, which includes 14 original solo and choral selections, accompanied by piano, flutes and percussion. The idea germinated following a discussion with senior pastor Stephens Lynn about his favorite biblical story and a separate discussion with parishioner Jon Brockopp about some of the parallels between Noah planting the first vineyard and the New Testament parable. The drama and music were composed gradually over

the past 18 months. Rehearsals began in January. The production is led by Sanders, who is also conducting the choir. She is joined by Dale Toso, who is assisting with stage direction. Nick Downs, Melina Matsoukas and Grace McDonough are the storytellers, joined by commentator Lester Griel. Sean Toso portrays Noah. The landowner is played by Graham Sanders. He is joined by laborers Jon Brockopp, Carl Bankert, Mi A Kim, Dave Proctor and Sean Toso as well as Colleen McDonough as one of the laborer’s wives and George Weigand, who plays the treasurer. Pianist Koya Ohmoto and flutists Joan Kovalchik and Cathy Herrera will accompany the choir and soloists and Paul Wagner will accent several of the pieces with percussion. Julia Nelson, a middle school art teacher in the State College Area School District, is providing the backdrops for the event; Joan Denny is managing the costumes; and parishioner Michael Blake, a sound engineer, will manage the sound. The public is invited to attend the performance, which is expected to last about an hour. A free-will offering will be taken to help defray costs and to support future dramatic productions at the church. For more information, call the church office at (814) 238-2478.



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COUNTRY SUPERSTAR Luke Bryan performs hits from his “Tailgates and Tanlines” album for a sold out crowd at the Bryce Jordan Center on Feb. 8.

Free concert planned for Feb. 17 From Gazette staff reports BELLEFONTE — Keith Andrew Grim will perform at 6 p.m. on Feb. 17 at the Runville United Methodist Church in Bellefonte. The concert is free. A goodwill offering will take place to benefit Grim’s music

ministry. Grim is a Christian musician from Dallastown. He plays original music, hymns, contemporary Christian music and Christmas Carols. His music style is influenced by folk, folk/pop, classical, country, Celtic and classic rock music.

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

ONGOING Historical Museum and PA Room — Learn about the local history and genealogy with expert researchers at the Historical Museum and PA Room, 203 N. Allegheny St., Bellefonte. The hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16. Call (814) 355-1516 or visit Exhibit — “Stephen Althouse: Swords into Plowshares,” will be on display through March 31 at the Green Drake Gallery, 101 W. Main St., Millheim. Gallery hours are noon to 8 p.m. Thursday, noon to 9 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. Call (814) 349-2486, email or visit the website at Exhibit — Centre County Historical Society will sponsor and exhibit, “Salmon Architecture Exhibit,” the home designs of architectural couple Cuthbert and Christine Salmon on display through Feb. 27 in the lobby, State College Municipal Building, 243 S. Allen St, State College. Exhibit hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Call Megan Orient at (814) 234-4779.

THURSDAY, FEB. 14 Storytime — Preschoolers can enjoy stories and songs at the Thursday Storytime 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 Science Adventures — 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) 234-0200 or email Visit the website at 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) 355-1516 or visit Tablet Tech — Learn how to use that new tablet with a Tablet Tech class from 1-2 p.m. and 5-6 p.m. at Centre Hall Branch Library, 109 W. Beryl St., Centre Hall. A selection of iPads and Kindle Fires will be available for a hands-on demonstration, as well as some tips for navigating your device. Call (814) 364-2580 or visit Bookmobile — The Centre County Library’s Bookmobile will be located from 1:30-2:45 p.m. at Livonia Brush Valley Road, Miles Township. Program schedules are available on the bookmobile. All story time programs follow the Pennsylvania standards for early learning. Drop in Gadget — A Drop in Gadget crash course is a one-on-one help for your e-readers, smart phones, tablets, digital cameras and other gadgets will be available from 23 p.m. and 6-7 p.m. Centre Hall Branch Library, 109 W. Beryl St., Centre Hall. Call (814) 364-2580 or visit Preschool Storytime — Stories and crafts for preschool aged children will be held from 2-3 p.m. at Holt Memorial Library, 17 N. Front St., Philipsburg. The theme is “Valentine’s Day” Story-time programs meet Pennsylvania learning standards for early childhood education. Call (814) 342-1987 or visit Bookmobile — The Centre County Library’s Bookmobile will be located from 3-4:30 p.m. at Main Street, Rebersburg. Program schedules are available on the bookmobile. All story time programs follow the Pennsylvania standards for early learning. Lego Club — Be creative with Lego blocks from 3:304:30 p.m. at Centre County Library & Historical Museum, 200 Allegheny St., Bellefonte. Three sized brick will be available. For more information about how playing with Lego supports your child’s brain development, visit Call (814) 355-1516 or visit It’s Elementary — Activities and presentations designed for children in kindergarten through sixth grade will be held from 6-7 p.m. at Holt Memorial Library, 17 N. Front St., Philipsburg. Theme is “STEM — Science, Technology, Engineering and mathematics.” Call (814) 342-1987 or visit Support Group — The Diabetes Support Group will meet from 6-7 p.m. in Conference Rooms 1 & 2, Entrance E, Mount Nittany Medical Center, 1800 E. Park Ave., State College. Call Amy Leffard at (814) 231-7095 or email at Movie — “Casablanca” starring Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman and Paul Henreid will be shown at 7:30 p.m. at the Friedman Auditorium, The State Theatre, 130 W. College Ave., State College. The cost is $5. Call the box office at (814) 466-7141, or the State Theatre’s box office at (814) 272-0606. Musical — “The Addams Family,” a touring Broadway musical comedy, will be performed at 7:30 p.m. in Eisenhower Auditorium, University Park. Tickets are available by phone at (814) 863-0255 or 1-800-ARTS-TIX. Preview — Penn State Centre Stage will perform “Love’s Labour’s Lost” at 7:30 p.m. at the Pavilion Theatre, University Park. Tickets are available by phone at (814) 863-0255 or 1-800-ARTS-TIX. Play — “The Last Five Years” starring A.J. Holmes and Carly Hughes, directed by Rob Schneider and Tim Hanson, music director will be performed at 8 p.m. at The State The-

atre, 130 W. College Ave., State College. Call the box office at (814) 466-7141, or the State Theatre’s box office at (814) 272-0606.

FRIDAY, FEB. 15 Yard-N-Bake Sale — Annual “Beat the Winter Blues” Yard-N-Bake Sale will be held from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Curtin United Methodist Church, 305 Curtin Village Road, Howard. Call Marty Lucas at (814) 355-7970 or Diane Grieb at (814) 353-0310. Backyard Bird Count — Make Bald Eagle State Park you backyard for the day while you identify and count as many birds as possible at The Great Backyard Bird Count from 10-11:30 a.m. at the Environmental Learning Center, Bald Eagle State Park, 149 Main Park Road, Howard. A hike will be offered if the weather permits. Call (814) 625-9369. Butterfly Guy — The Butterfly Guy, Rick Mikula, will present a slide programs to show the beauty of butterflies that he has found on his rainforest tours from 7-8 p.m. at the Nature Inn at Bald Eagle State Park, 201 Warbler Way, Howard. Preregistration is required. Call (814) 625-9369. Little League Registration — Pleasant Gap Little League Registration will be held from 6-8 p.m. at the Spring Township Building, 1309 Blanchard St., Bellefonte. For information, visit or call Ginger Espigh at (814) 769-1156. Line Dancing — The Centre Region Parks and Recreation will have 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. Home School Program — Children’s Programmer Laura Sarge will be working with homeschoolers, using a variety of programs and techniques from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at East Penns Valley Area Branch Library, 225 E. Main St., Millheim. Participants should bring a bag lunch. Call (814) 349-5328 or visit Dinner — A chicken and waffle dinner will be served from 4-6 p.m. at the Ferguson Township Lions Club, 424 W. Pine Grove Road, Pine Grove Mills. Meals cost $8 each. Eat in or take out is available. Call (814) 238-6695. Lenten Dinners — A Lenten seafood and pizza dinners will be served from 4-7 p.m. in the school auditorium, Saint John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 134 E. Bishop St., Bellefonte. Dinners include haddock, cod, shrimp, salmon or pizza along with vegetable, macaroni and cheese, stewed tomatoes, coleslaw, applesauce or fruit cocktail, roll and butter, beverage and dessert. Meals cost $8 for adults, $4 for children and free for children 4 and younger. Eat-in or take-out is available. Home delivery is available by calling (814) 933-9657 on Friday from 3-6 p.m. only. Call Joni Russell at (814) 355-3134. Dinner Dance — Town & Gown Dinner Dance will be held at the Mountain View Country Club, 100 Elks Club Road, Boalsburg. Live music will be performed by Zupe. Cash bar will be available at 5:45 p.m., Valentine buffet dinner at 6:30 p.m. and ballroom dancing will be held from 7:30-10:30 p.m. The cost is $45 for non-members and free for members. Email for reservations and information at or Opening Night — Penn State Centre Stage will perform “Love’s Labour’s Lost” at 7:30 p.m. at the Pavilion Theatre, University Park. A pre-show dinner will be served at 5 p.m. at the Nittany Lion Inn, University Park. Tickets for the preshow dinner do not include show tickets. Transportation will be provided from Nittany Lion Inn to performance and return. Tickets are available by phone at (814) 863-0255 or 1-800-ARTS-TIX. Play — “The Last Five Years” starring A.J. Holmes and Carly Hughes, directed by Rob Schneider and Tim Hanson, music director will be performed at 8 p.m. at The State Theatre, 130 W. College Ave., State College. Call the box office at (814) 466-7141, or the State Theatre’s box office at (814) 272-0606.

SATURDAY, FEB. 16 Meeting — The Baileyville Grange #1991 will host the Centre County Pomona Grange #13 quarterly meeting at 9 a.m. at the Baileyville Community Center, 210 Deibler Road, Ferguson. All Centre County Grange Members are encouraged to attend. Call Chris Crestani at (814) 3594230. Little League Registration — Pleasant Gap Little League Registration will be held from 9 a.m. to noon at the Spring Township Building, 1309 Blanchard St., Bellefonte. For information, visit or call Ginger Espigh at (814) 769-1156. Yard-N-Bake Sale — Annual “Beat the Winter Blues” Yard-N-Bake Sale will be held from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Curtin United Methodist Church, 305 Curtin Village Road, Howard. Call Marty Lucas at (814) 355-7970 or Diane Grieb at (814) 353-0310. Rigoletto — Metropolitan Opera HD Presents Verdi’s “Rigoletto” directed by Michael Mayer at 1 p.m. in the


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Friedman Auditorium, The State Theatre, 130 W. College Ave., State College. Opera Buffs Luncheon with speaker David Kunca will be at 11:30 a.m. Call the box office at (814) 466-7141, or the State Theatre’s box office at (814) 2720606. Play — “The Last Five Years” starring A.J. Holmes and Carly Hughes, directed by Rob Schneider and Tim Hanson, music director will be performed at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. at The State Theatre, 130 W. College Ave., State College. Call the box office at (814) 466-7141, or the State Theatre’s box office at (814) 272-0606. Spaghetti Dinner — Annual Spaghetti Dinner will be held from 4-7 p.m. at the Moshannon Community Center, 1351 W. Sycamore Road, Moshannon. The cost is $7 for adult and $3 for children 12 and younger. Tickets will be available at the door. The menu includes spaghetti and meatballs, salad, dinner rolls, dessert and hot and cold beverages. Take-out is available. All proceeds to benefit the Mountain Top Activity Center. Family Storytime — Family storytime will be held from 10:30-11 a.m. at Centre County Library & Historical Museum, 200 N. Allegheny St., Bellefonte. Call (814) 355-1516 or visit STEM — A self-guided study of science concepts for the entire family to explore will held from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Holt Memorial Library, 17 N. Front St., Philipsburg. Call (814) 342-1987 or visit Guys Read — Guys Read!: Father and Son Book will discuss “Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Greg Hefley’s Journal” by Jeff Kinney from 2-3:15 p.m. at Centre County Library & Historical Museum, 200 Allegheny St., Bellefonte. Call (814) 3551516 or visit Valentine Dinner Dance — The Central Pennsylvania Ballroom Dancers Association Valentine Dinner Dance will be held at 5:30 p.m. at the Christ Community Church, 200 Ellis Place, State College. Live music will be performed by The Headliners. A buffet dinner will be served at 5:30 p.m. with dancing from 6:45-9:45 p.m. Cost is $20 for dinner and $20 for dancing. Reservations are due by Saturday, Feb. 8. Mail check to CPBDA, c/o Peggy Campbell, 125 W. Doris Ave., State College, PA 16801. Call Peggy Campbell at (814) 237-3008 or visit Spaghetti Supper — A spaghetti supper hosted by the Friends of the East Penns Valley Library will be served from 4-7 p.m. at the Aaronsburg Civic Club, Rt. 45, Aaronsburg. Vegetarian meals will be available. Spaghetti, homemade sauce and meatballs, bread, salad, appetizers and desserts will be served. Meals cost $10 for adults, $5 for children 512 and free for children younger than 5. Call Charlotte at (814) 349-5328. Love’s Labour’s Lost — Penn State Centre Stage will perform “Love’s Labour’s Lost” at 7:30 p.m. at the Pavilion Theatre, University Park. Tickets are available by phone at (814) 863-0255 or 1-800-ARTS-TIX.

SUNDAY, FEB. 17 Soup Sale Luncheon — A soup sale luncheon will be held on from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Howard United Methodist Church, 144 W. Main St., Howard. Lunch is $5 and a quart of soup is $5. Pre-orders for quarts of soup should be made by Sunday, Feb. 17. Contact Patti Long at (814) 625-2182 or Helen Meyer at (814) 625-2722. Bridal Show — The Sentinel is hosting Fifth Annual Juniata Valley Bridal and Prom Expo from 2-4:30 p.m. at the Lewistown Country Club, 306 Country Club Road, Lewistown. Weather date is Sunday, Feb. 24. Call (717) 248-6741 or (717) 994-4373 or email mbolich@lewistownsentinel. com Play — “The Last Five Years” starring A.J. Holmes and Carly Hughes, directed by Rob Schneider and Tim Hanson, music director will be performed at 3 p.m. at The State Theatre, 130 W. College Ave., State College. Call the box office at (814) 466-7141, or the State Theatre’s box office at (814) 272-0606. Love’s Labour’s Lost — Penn State Centre Stage will perform “Love’s Labour’s Lost” at 7:30 p.m. at the Pavilion Theatre, University Park. Tickets are available by phone at (814) 863-0255 or 1-800-ARTS-TIX.

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MONDAY, FEB. 18 Mission Central HUB — Bellefonte Area Mission Central HUB open at from 9-11 a.m. at the Trinity United Methodist Church, 128 W. Howard St., Bellefonte. Call (814) 355-9425. Bookmobile — The Centre County Library’s Bookmobile will be located from 9:15-10 a.m. at the Continental Court, 650 Maple Drive, Bellefonte. Program schedules are available on the bookmobile. All story time programs follow the Pennsylvania standards for early learning. Preschool Storytime — Stories paired with songs, rhyme, puppet play, crafts or activities that are theme focused from 10:30-11 a.m. at East Penns Valley Area Branch Library, 225 E. Main St., Millheim. The theme is all aboard. Storytime programs meet Pennsylvania learning standards for early childhood education. Call (814) 349-5328 or visit Toddler Storytime — Toddler storytime include books, music and literacy enriching activities designed for children 18 months to 3 years old will be held from 10:30-11:15 a.m. at Centre County Library & Historical Museum, 200 N. Allegheny St., Bellefonte. Storytime programs meet Pennsylvania learning standards for early childhood education. Call (814) 355-1516 or visit Preschool Storytime — Picture book stories, puppet play and crafts for children will be available from 10:3011:15 a.m. at Centre Hall Branch Library, 109 W. Beryl St., Centre Hall. The theme is President’s Day (leaders). Storytime programs meet Pennsylvania learning standards for early childhood education. Call (814) 364-2580 or visit Bookmobile — The Centre County Library’s Bookmobile will be located from 10:30 a.m. to noon at Way Fruit Farm, 2355 Halfmoon Valley Road, Port Matilda. Program schedules are available on the bookmobile. All story time programs follow the Pennsylvania standards for early learning. Line Dancing — The Centre Region Parks and Recreation will have 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. Bookmobile — The Centre County Library’s Bookmobile will be located from 1:15-3:15 p.m. at Port Matilda Baptist Church, 105 S. Main St., Port Matilda. Program schedules are available on the bookmobile. All story time programs follow the Pennsylvania standards for early learning. Bookmobile — The Centre County Library’s Bookmobile will be located from 3:30-4 p.m. at Miles Trailer Park, Huston Township. Program schedules are available on the bookmobile. All story time programs follow the Pennsylvania standards for early learning. Bookmobile — The Centre County Library’s Bookmobile will be located from 4:15-4:45 p.m. at the Unionville Community Center, state Route 220, Unionville. Program schedules are available on the bookmobile. All story time programs follow the Pennsylvania standards for early learning. Knit Wits — Bring your projects to share ideas and tips with others who knit or crochet from 6-7 p.m. at Holt Memorial Library, 17 N. Front St., Philipsburg. Beginner and experienced crocheters or knitters are welcome. Call (814) 342-1987 or visit

TUESDAYS, FEB. 19 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. Bookmobile — The Centre County Library’s Bookmobile will be located from 10 a.m. to noon at Pine Glen Fire Company, 1003 Pine Glen Road, Karthaus. Program schedules are available on the bookmobile. All story time programs follow the Pennsylvania standards for early learning. Mother Goose On the Loose — Children ages 3 and

younger and an adult can participate in a musical rhyming adventure through the world of Mother Goose 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) 342-1987 or visit Preschool Storytime — Stories and crafts for children ages 3-6 will feature a transportation theme from 1:30-2:15 p.m. at Centre County Library & Historical Museum, 200 N. Allegheny St., Bellefonte. The theme is presidents and pizza. Storytime programs meet Pennsylvania learning standards for early childhood education. Call (814) 3551516 or visit Bookmobile — The Centre County Library’s Bookmobile will be located from 1:30-3:45 p.m. at Hall’s Market, 491 E. Sycamore Road, Snow Shoe. Program schedules are available on the bookmobile. All story time programs follow the Pennsylvania standards for early learning. Lego/Duplo Club — Be creative with Lego blocks from 3:30-4 p.m. at East Penns Valley Area Branch Library, 225 E. Main St., Millheim. Children are encouraged to write a story or description of their projects. Call (814) 349-5328 or visit Bookmobile — The Centre County Library’s Bookmobile will be located from 4:15-5 p.m. at Boggs Township/Milesburg at the corner of Dell Street and Sparrow Drive. Program schedules are available on the bookmobile. All story time programs follow the Pennsylvania standards for early learning. 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. Cost is $10 for each class. Call Kathie at (814) 625-2852 or email at 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. Cost is $10 for each class. Call Kathie at (814) 625-2852 or email at kathieb1@comcast. net. Potluck — The Bellefonte Garden Club will host a Winter Garden Dreaming Potluck gathering with garden friends, including Bill Lamont, professor of vegetable crops at Penn State at 6:30 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church, 203 N. Spring St., Bellefonte. Bring your dreams, plans, questions and potluck dish. Beverage and table service will be provided. Line Dancing — The Centre Region Parks and Recreation will have 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. Old Gregg School, room 1A, 106 School St., Spring Mills. Call Fred at (814) 422-7667. A Joint Venture — A free class on hip and knee replacements will meet from 7-8 p.m. in Conference Room 1, 2 or 3, Entrance A, Mount Nittany Medical Center, 1800 E. Park Ave., State College. Contact Val Coakley at vcoakley@ or call (814) 278-4810. Love’s Labour’s Lost — Penn State Centre Stage will perform “Love’s Labour’s Lost” at 7:30 p.m. at the Pavilion Theatre, University Park. Tickets are available by phone at (814) 863-0255 or 1-800-ARTS-TIX. Play — “The Last Five Years” starring A.J. Holmes and Carly Hughes, directed by Rob Schneider and Tim Hanson, music director will be performed at 8 p.m. at The State Theatre, 130 W. College Ave., State College. Call the box office at (814) 466-7141, or the State Theatre’s box office at (814) 272-0606.

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 20 Meeting — The Bald Eagle Area High School class of 1958 will meet for breakfast at 9 a.m. at the TA Buck Horn Truck Stop, I-80 Milesburg. Diabetes Class — The Mount Nittany Medical Center will sponsor a “Life with Diabetes,” a four-day education series that teaches how to live with and manage your diabetes from 1-3:30 p.m. at 120 Radnor Road, State College. Call Heather Harpster at (814) 231-7194 or email at hharp-



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 Book Babies Storytime — Books, music and language building activities to stimulate a child’s brain growth will be held from at 9:30-10 a.m. at Centre County Library & Historical Museum, 200 N. Allegheny St., Bellefonte. Storytime programs meet Pennsylvania learning standards for early childhood education. Call (814) 355-1516 or visit Bookmobile — The Centre County Library’s Bookmobile will be located from 9:30-10:30 a.m. at Church of Christ, 161 Beach St., Blanchard. Program schedules are available on the bookmobile. All story time programs follow the Pennsylvania standards for early learning. Preschool Storytime — 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 bird-lovers month celebration. Story-time programs meet Pennsylvania learning standards for early childhood education. Call (814) 342-1987 or visit Preschool Storytime — Stories and crafts for children ages 3-6 are available from 10:30-11:15 a.m. at Centre County Library & Historical Museum, 200 N. Allegheny St., Bellefonte. Storytime programs meet Pennsylvania learning standards for early childhood education. Call (814) 355-1516 or visit Bookmobile — The Centre County Library’s Bookmobile will be located from 10:45 to 11:45 a.m. at the Borough Building, 146 Black St., Howard. Program schedules are available on the bookmobile. All story time programs follow the Pennsylvania standards for early learning. Line Dancing — The Centre Region Parks and Recreation will have 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. Adult Book Discussion — Members of the group will read and discuss the February selection from 1-2 p.m. at Centre County Library and Historical Museum, 200 N. Allegheny St., Bellefonte. Call (814) 355-1516 or visit Mission Central HUB — Bellefonte Area Mission Central HUB open at from 1-3 p.m. at the Trinity United Methodist Church, 128 W. Howard St., Bellefonte. Call (814) 355-9425. Bookmobile — The Centre County Library’s Bookmobile will be located from 1:15 to 2:15 p.m. in Walker Township at Nittany Valley Drive and Madison Avenue. Program schedules are available on the bookmobile. All story time programs follow the Pennsylvania standards for early learning. Science Adventures — Preschoolers ages 3-5 can work on science-themed 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 or email Visit the website at mydiscoveryspace. org. Bookmobile — The Centre County Library’s Bookmobile will be located from 2:30 to 3:45 p.m. at the Hublersburg Inn, 449 Hublersburg Road, Howard. Program schedules are available on the bookmobile. All story time programs follow the Pennsylvania standards for early learning. Fizz Bang Eureka — After-school educational science experiment and activities are available from 3-3:30 p.m. at Centre Hall Branch Library, 109 W. Beryl St., Centre Hall. The Science of Snow is the theme. Call (814) 364-2580 or visit Zumba — New Hope United Methodist Church will sponsor a free Zumba class at 6 p.m. at Marion Walker Elementary School, 100 School Drive, Bellefonte. Call Amanda at (814) 321-4528. Love’s Labour’s Lost — Penn State Centre Stage will perform “Love’s Labour’s Lost” at 7:30 p.m. at the Pavilion Theatre, University Park. Tickets are available by phone at (814) 863-0255 or 1-800-ARTS-TIX. Play — “The Last Five Years” starring A.J. Holmes and Carly Hughes, directed by Rob Schneider and Tim Hanson, music director will be performed at 8 p.m. at The State Theatre, 130 W. College Ave., State College. Call the box office at (814) 466-7141, or the State Theatre’s box office at (814) 272-0606. — 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 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 7 p.m. Wednesdays 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 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 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) 3555678 or visit Alzheimer’s and Dementia Support Groups will meet at 1 p.m. the first Friday of every month at the Schlow Centre Region Library, 211 S. Allen St., State College. Call (814) 2343141 or (814) 235-2000. Alzheimer’s and Dementia Support Groups will meet at 6:30 p.m. the second Tuesday of every month at the Mount Nittany Dining Room, The Inn at Brookline, 1930 Cliffside Drive, State College. Call (814) 234-3141 or (814) 235-2000. AWANA Club is at 6 p.m. every Sunday at the First Baptist Church, 539 Jacksonville Road, Bellefonte. Activities and Bible lessons will be held for children ages 3 through sixth grade. Materials provided. Call (814) 355-5678 or visit Bald Eagle Grange No. 151 meets at 7 p.m. the first Tuesday of every month at the Grange Hall in Runville. Bald Eagle Watershed Association meets at 7 p.m. the fourth Wednesday 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 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 1964 meets for breakfast 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 Bald Eagle Area Class of 1965 meets for dinner at 5:30 p.m. the last Friday of each month, Bellefonte Moose, 125 N. Spring St., Bellefonte. Call Bob (814) 383-2151. Bellefonte High School Class of 1956 meets for dinner at 6 p.m. the second Friday of each month, Bellefonte Moose, 125 N. Spring St., Bellefonte. Call Kay (814) 3592738. Bellefonte High School Class 1967 meets for breakfast at 8:30 a.m. the first Saturday of each month, Sunset West, 521 E. College Ave., Pleasant Gap. The location is subject to change. Call Vic (814) 360-1948. Bellefonte Elks Lodge meets 7 p.m. the second and fourth Mondays of each month, 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 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 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 7 p.m. the second Wednesday of every month, Post Home, Spring Street, Bellefonte. Better Breathers Support Group meets 3:30 p.m. the third Thursday every month, HealthSouth Nittany Valley Rehabilitation Hospital, 550 E. College Ave., Pleasant Gap. Call (814) 359-3421. Business Networking International meets 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 at 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 7 p.m. the second Tuesday of every month, HealthSouth Nittany Valley Rehabilitation Hospital, 550 E. College Ave., Pleasant Gap. Call (814) 359-3421. Breast Cancer Support Group meets 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 Centre County Down Syndrome Society meets at 8 p.m., the third Monday of each month at Easter Seals, 383 Rolling Ridge Drive, 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 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 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 will meet 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 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 cr20mic@ The Compassionate Friends Group meets from 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) 355-9829 or Amanda at (814) 321-4528. Circle of Hope, a support group for special-needs children and families, will meet at 6 p.m. on Jan. 25 at Halfmoon Christian Fellowship Church, 1776 Halfmoon Valley Road, Port Matilda. Call Angie (814) 386-1826 or alavanish@live. com. FHA Center for Weight Management and Nutrition bariatric surgery support group will meet from 6-7 p.m. the third Thursday of each month at the Lewistown Hospital, Classroom 4, 400 Highland Ave., Lewistown. Call (717) 2427099 or visit Girls of Bald Eagle Area High School Class of 1961 will meet 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, or Susan Kennedy (814) 692-5556, Halfmoon Grange No. 290 meets 7:30 p.m. the first Monday of every month at the Grange Hall in Centennia. Call Diane (814) 692-4580. Hearing Loss Association of America meets 7 p.m. the second Monday of each month, Foxdale, 500 E. Marylyn Ave., State College. Learn the latest technology available for hearing loss. I.O.O.F. Centre Lodge #153 meets 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 5 p.m. the third Wednesdays of each month, Room 121, Earth and Engineering Sciences Building, University Park. Call (814) 867-6263 or visit Keystone Guild of the Watchmakers Association of Pa. meets 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 2 p.m. every second and fourth Tuesday at Living Faith Church, 113 Sunset Acres, Milesburg. Call Hazel at (814) 387-4952. The Milesburg Lions Club meets 7 p.m. first and third Tuesday every month, Milesburg Center across from UniMart. 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 statecollegemops. Multiple Sclerosis Support Group meets 6 p.m. every third Tuesday, HealthSouth Nittany Valley Rehabilitation Hospital, Outpatient Entrance, 550 E. College Ave., Pleasant Gap. The support group is affiliated with the National MS Society. Call (814) 359-3421. National Alliance on Mental Illness meets 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 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. Tuesdays at Old Gregg School, room 1A, 106 School St., Spring Mills. Call Fred at (814) 422-7667. Nittany Mineral Society will hold a social at 6:30 p.m. and meet at 7:30 p.m. the third Wednesdays, 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 visit The Nittany Valley Writers Network meets for an earlyrisers breakfast at 7 a.m. every third Wednesday, 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 (814) 466-7921. Penns Valley Grange No. 158 meets 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 every month at Inspired Holistic Wellness, 107 S. Spring St., Bellefonte. Call (814) 883-0957, email or visit www.inspired 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 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 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 will 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 State College Elks 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 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Nittany Lion Inn, Faculty Staff Lounge, 200 W. Park Ave., University Park. State College Sunrise Rotary Club meets 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 or call (814) 234-7344. Support Group for Family & Friends of Childhood Sexual Abuse Survivors sponsored by The Centre County Women’s Resource Center from 5:30-7 p.m. Mondays. Call (814) 237-5220 ext. 247, email or visit Stroke Support Group meets 4 p.m. last Tuesday of every month, (except August and December) at HealthSouth Nittany Valley Rehabilitation Hospital, 550 E. College Ave., Pleasant Gap. Call (814) 359-3421. 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 7:30 p.m. every first Thursday, Comfort Suites Hotel, 132 Village Drive, State College. Weight Loss Challenge will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesdays at the Park Forest Baptist Church, 3030 Carnegie Drive, State College. Membership fee is $35. Call Darlene Foster at (814) 238-8739 or email at WiNGs, the Women’s Network Group for women entrepreneurs, will have a social from 8-8:30 a.m. and meet from 8:30-10:30 a.m., the third Wednesday of every month at the Patton Township conference room, 100 Patton Plaza, State College. Email or call (814) 3601063. Women’s Welcome Club of State College meets 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@ — Compiled by Gazette staff



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Businesses should invest in marketing “If you want to be heard, wait 'til everyone else is quiet.” — Anonymous Not all businesses realize the importance of strategic and creative communications initiatives, especially on tight budgets in trying economic times. In fact, many companies don’t think that they have a large enough budget to market themselves in exceptionally creative ways at all. Oddly enough, these are the best times to be presenting your company in aunique and inventive manner. When budgets are tight and cuts need to be made, often the first expenditure to go is marketing and advertising. While I have heard many businessMark Dello Stritto is the Principal and es admit that they should be pumping Creative Director at more money into their marketing efLoaded Creative, lo- forts, they instead scale back. cated in Bellefonte. This is counterintuitive to what’s happening in the market. If everyone is cutting back, there’s a sudden opportunity to speak more clearly in a less noisy room. When business is slow or the economy sluggish, and when competitors are pulling back their own marketing, the successful businesses muster up the cash and courage to push forward. These are the ripe moments when creating a unique message can shape perspectives and help sell products and services. Because if your competitor’s marketing and advertising has slowed to a snail’s pace, there is a huge opportunity for your business to get its marketing message in front of your desired audience. Don’t have a reason to market or advertise right now? Manufacture one. A small run targeted direct mail piece to “say hi.” A series of inexpensive banner ads promoting a new product or service. A sponsorship of a seasonal event with value add that yields exposure across multiple mediums for a fixed price. The key is to not just communicate your business’s message, but to communicate your business’s selling proposition strategically and creatively, maximizing dollars when competitors are pulling those dollars out of marketing. There’s a good bet it can be done even with a modest marketing budget — and if the timing is right, you won’t have to scream to be heard.


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IHOP IS COMING to State College. The popular pancake chain will be located at the site where Perkins once stood.

Coming soon?: IHOP By NATE MINK

STATE COLLEGE — It’s looking like a new breakfast spot is coming to the State College area. Get ready. It’s pancakes vs. waffles. Though no official confirmation has come from IHOP headquarters or Trombley Real Estate, which is handling the deal, an IHOP representative did have this to say when con-

tacted about a sign that closely resembles the IHOP logo: “We are always interested in researching new locations and State College is indeed high on our list,” said Craig Hoffman, senior manager of communications for IHOP. The sign hung outside the old Perkins Restaurant, 1661 S. Atherton St. The addition of an IHOP would add another breakfast option to the

area and could challenge the market for clientele. The locally owned Waffle Shop franchise, located on North Atherton Street and West College Avenue, as well as Denny’s and State College Diner, which sits adjacent to the South Atherton Street property, are other popular breakfast spots. Waffle Shop owner John Dimakopoulos and Realtor Mick Trombley could not be reached for comment.

Smeal marketing class puts theory to work in helping Webster’s Cafe From Gazette staff reports

Philipsburg massage clinic and fitness studios host grand opening From Gazette staff reports

UNIVERSITY PARK — Undergraduate students in the Penn State Smeal College of Business put theory into practice last fall, developing integrated marketing plans for Webster’s Café and Bookstore located in downtown State College. Assistant professor of marketing Karen Winterich incorporated a realworld client into the project for her Marketing 422: Advertising and Sales Promotion Management class to enhance the students’ experiences. “Not only is it more motivating and valuable for students, but it also provides an opportunity for our students to give back to local businesses by sharing their skills,” she said. Early in the fall semester, Webster’s Café owner Elaine Meder-Wilgus visited the class to give students background information on her business and its needs. Over the course of the semester, students did more research on their own. “We went to Webster’s a couple of times and got a feel for it,” said Smeal marketing student Jenn Mahon. “Then we picked a target market: what kind of students would this appeal to?” The semester-long project culminated with student teams presenting their ideas to Meder-Wilgus, who said she was impressed with the students’ final results. The proposals incorporated design elements, promotional strategies and public relations plans, including a lot of focus on social media and making connections with student groups. “The students really seemed to pick up on ideas revolving around

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STUDENTS IN Penn State’s Smeal College of Business developed marketing plans for Webster’s Cafe and Bookstore in downtown State College. community and creativity,” which, Meder-Wilgus said, are some of the themes that differentiate Webster’s from its competition. According to Winterich, these kinds of real-world learning activities give students a chance to exercise their knowledge in a practical way. Working with a client willing to use the best ideas gave students extra motivation. “In general, when students know their work is for an actual client and has the potential to be implemented, they are much more motivated to invest their energy into the project and submit their best work,” Winterich said.

“I didn’t really feel like I was in a class; I was actually working for a client,” Mahon said. The partnership between Winterich’s Marketing 422 class and Meder-Wilgus was facilitated by Linda Feltman, senior business consultant at the Penn State Small Business Development Center (SBDC). Feltman felt that Webster’s Café, an ongoing client of the SBDC, could benefit from the students’ perspectives with regard to marketing. “These ideas will help Elaine run more efficiently and become a stronger business,” Feltman said. “It ended up being a win-win for everybody.”

PHILIPSBURG — The Hutchinson System of Integrated Mind Body Therapies is marking its grand opening of its Philipsburg Massage Clinic and Studios from Feb. 10 through 25. The new facility specializes in a fusion of Eastern and Western healthcare and fitness priced for working and middle class families. Offerings include several forms of western medical massage, traditional eastern massage programs, tai chi for health, a specially developed form of power and flow yoga, and traditional Chinese internal martial arts focused on tai chi chuan (grand ultimate boxing). The new site is located at 125 N. Front St., Philipsburg, in the historic Rowland Theatre Building. “I have had clients and students in Philipsburg since the late ’90s. Most of whom could not find both affordable and effective service elsewhere. After I left practice I was working at in the area, many were traveling 30 minutes or more to see me. When this location was offered there was no option in my mind but to take it,” said owner Bruce Hutchinson. “The fact that we were able to restore and help maintain this historical site in the process was also a bonus. After a lot of paint and perspiration I am ready to handle a much larger number of clients.” Hutchinson is a licensed massage therapist with advanced training in medical massage and certified as a reflexologist, personal trainer and chiropractic assistant. In addition to massage, he is an international recognized tai chi and yoga instructor and member of both the American Tai Chi and Qigong Association and the World Taiji Boxing Association. He moved from the Clarion County area in the 1990s to receive his undergraduate degree in psychology from Penn State. Prior to establishing the clinic, Hutchinson taught for the Central PA School of Massage and provided service for Penn State Strength and Fitness, Altoona Hospital, the various branches of The Centre County YMCA and Outlook Pointe Assisted Living. He still maintains a private practice in the Pleasant Gap area and teaches for Young’s Tae Kwon Do in Bellefonte and the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute. To contact Philipsburg Massage Clinic and Studios, call (814) 343-6299 or visit the website for full details on the grand opening.



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


RECORDED JAN. 21-25, 2012


BELLEFONTE Matthew Smith and Leah Pawlicki to Matthew Smith, 121 Haupt Ave., $1.

BENNER TOWNSHIP Brian L. Jones and Michele A. Jones to Anthony S. Dotterer and Heather A. Leverington, 393 Meadow Flower Circle, $389,900.

BURNSIDE TOWNSHIP Tryon T. Reinert and Bradley L. Fetherolf to Tyron T. Reinhert and Esther Reinhert, 512 Eleven Road, $30,000. Ada F. Page by attorney to Charles W. Page and Kathi Page, Pine Glen Road, $1. Ada F. Page by attorney to Ada Kathryn Clark and Matthew T. Clark, 376 Viehdorfer Road, $1.

CENTRE HALL Carl O. Ishler and Ishler Truck Caps to Annette C. Traband, Mark T. Traband and Elizabeth A. Traband, Water St., $197,900.

R. Walters, 102 S. 9th St., $125,400.

Helene R. Benfer Estate and Harold M. Benfer executor to Leslie R. Burkeholder, 105 Penn St., $112, 000. Summer L. Witherite and Tyler L. Brown to Jedediah Tumbleson, 311 Turnpike St., $125,000. Lawrence K. Webb and Beverly D. Webb to Janet M. Jones, 158 North St., $102,000.

PORT MATILDA Kenneth J. Mosconne Sr. and Kathleen L. Mosconne to Jeanette Mosconne, 800 E. Plank Road, $117,000.

RUSH TOWNSHIP Ellen Kephart and Ellen Kephart to John N. Tyson, 109 Walnut St., $10,500.

Don H. Shuey to Shuey Family Trust and Don H. Shuey trustee, 625 Camp Lane, $1. Don H. Shuey to Shuey Family Trust and Don H. Shuey trustee, 625 Camp Lane, $1. James D. Rorabaugh and Angela F. Rorabaugh to Ryan K. Whiting and Ashley K. Whiting, 149 Colgate Court, $429,000. Kai-Yuan Tan to Tan Family Revocable Trust, Kai-Yuan Tan trustee and Alison Mariko Tan, 1939 Norwood Lane, $1. Steven W. Haffner and Amy S. Haffner to Irving Davies and Elizabeth Davies, $100. William Hammond and Lexie K. Hammond to Mollieann Craig, 462 Amblewood Way, $150,000. Gerard H. Poll and Kathleen J. Poll to Scott A. Mull and Suzanne B. Mull, 619 Severn Drive, $286,000.

PENN TOWNSHIP Charmaine Royer, Curtis C. Royer, Bryon L. Royer, Helen R. Royer, Helen Royer, Cindy Arbogast and Susan Royer to Kerry E. Moore and Debra J. Moore, 423 Tunnel Road, $70,000.


SNOW SHOE TOWNSHIP Yvonne M. Fye to Brian J. Walters, 211 Gorton Road, $55,000. Janet Borger to Alesha Drapcho-Gavlock and Kyle M. Gavlock, 102 Groton Road, $37,000.

SPRING TOWNSHIP Don H. Shuey to Shuey Family Trust and Don H. Shuey trustee, 108 Noll St., $1. Twila J. Meyers to Twila J. Meyers, 235 Gemar Ave., $1. Twila J. Meyers to Twila J. Meyers, 235 Gemar Ave., $1. Twila J. Meyers to Twila J. Meyers, 235 Gemar Ave., $1.

STATE COLLEGE BOROUGH Scott L. Lucchesi to David J. Lincoln and Brandy N. Lincoln, 847 Bayberry Drive, $350,000. Carolyn E. Lubner and Jordyn T. Drayton to Carolyn E. Lubner and Jordyn T. Drayton, 1434 S. Pugh St., $1. Ruth E. Mallette Kohler, M. Frank Mallette Estate and Ruth E. Mallette to Ruth E. Kohler, 277 E. McCormick Ave., $1.

Barbara J. Bailey Estate and Marcy J. Brocious to Andree

COLLEGE TOWNSHIP Helen Dale to Sophia McClennen, 1240 Cottonwood Ave., $1. S&A Homes Inc. to Saurabh Bansal and Rashmi Sharma, 146 McCann Drive, $369,002. Craig R. Dubler and Jessica A. Dubler to Christopher M. Pasquariello and Elyse M. Pasquariello, 125 Mitch Ave., $197,900.

FERGUSON TOWNSHIP Autumnwood Development Company LLC to S&A Homes Inc., $160,000. Tao Yang and Bo Wang to Tinglu Yang and Bing Hou, 718 Tanager Drive, $238,500.

GREGG TOWNSHIP Charles Stover and Cindy L. Stover to Charles W. Stover III, Brush Mountain Road, $1.

HOWARD BOROUGH Doris A. Holter Trust Agreement and Doris A. Holter trustee to Jonathan Risley, 183 Black St., $128,000.

MILESBURG Shawnee R. Scrudders to Shawnee R. Scrudders and Brian C. Scrudders, 209 Water St., $1.

— Compiled by Gazette staff

Students prepare local families tax returns From Gazette staff reports UNIVERSITY PARK — Accounting students in the Penn State Smeal College of Business began work recently as greeters and tax preparers for the Penn State Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program. VITA is a nationwide Internal Revenue Service sponsored program that provides free tax preparation to low income, special needs and senior citizen taxpayers. Each year students at Penn State volunteer their time to assist in tax preparation for members of the local community. This year, 38 of the 52 volunteers are Smeal accounting students. The VITA program at Penn State is

led by Cathy Bowen, professor of consumer issues in the Department of Agricultural Economics, Sociology and Education, and is a joint venture among the Penn State College of Agricultural Sciences, the Smeal College of Business and the Dickinson School of Law. Each college has a student liaison to assist Bowen in recruiting and managing the volunteers. Sarah Mackey is a junior in the integrated master of accounting program in Smeal, and she is serving as the 2013 liaison for accounting students. “I wanted to be involved in something hands on,� she said. “This is one way to get some hands-on experience even before you have an internship.�

VITA volunteers begin meeting in the fall to learn the relevant federal tax laws and the TaxWise software used to file electronic returns. All volunteers — including greeters — must pass an ethics course; those who wish to prepare taxes must also pass both basic and intermediate-level certification tests. The VITA program is a popular way for students in business and law each year to get some hands on practice with taxes as well as a service activity. “The repetition of doing the tax returns really helps jell classroom tax lessons in their minds,� Bowen said. In addition to IRS support, PwC and KPMG offered financial support to this year’s program that is crucial to the program’s survival.

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Beautiful home in college heights available for special event weekends. Thon, Arts Fest, Parents Weekend, etc...(Sorry not available for home football weekends or 2013 spring graduation) 5 BR, 2.5 BA, Large gourmet kitchen, porch, patio, gas grill, pond, outdoor fireplace, sunroom, big backyard. (Beds for 10) BR1: Queensize BR2: Queensize BR3: 2 twins BR4: 2 twins BR5: Twin+trundle. Also a Queensize pullout couch. Blowups available. AC, fans. Driveway parking for up to 5/6 vehicles. TV with cable in every room (50 inch HD with full XFINITY in sunroom). High speed wireless. XBOX 360. Contact Rob, 814-360-1901. Minimum $600/weekend. Flyer with photos upon request.

COLLEGE HEIGHTS 824 Fairway Rd. State College House for rent in State College from mid-June 2013 until summer of 2015. It is a 3000 sq. ft. unfurnished beautiful two story house. (walking distance to Penn State, downtown State College, and closest elementary school) $2000. (814) 861-0563

1 BDRM 445 Waupelani Drive, Nittany Garden, State College. $915 per month (Lease would run through the end of August, possible renewable option) Bus stop/shop services. http://www.apartment DESCRIPTION brings results. Use adjectives in your classified ads.

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SPRING SUBLEASE @ The Pointe Apts. $489/mo. Utilities not included. 1br, 1230 sq. ft. Available now until July 30, 2013. Location: 501 Vairo Blvd (@ 10 min from Penn State Campus) Entire apartment unit is about 1230 sq ft. Apartment with the following: w Free wireless internet & cable TV (per bedroom) w Full size bed w/ private bathroom w Washer / Drier w Central A/C w Microwave & Dishwasher w Fully furnished living room and bedroom w Gas & Electric must be split among roommates (all other utilities included in rent) w Free bus service (buses: V, N, & VE) to/from campus w/pass) w Free gym & pool (on premises) w Free parking (w/pass) See The Pointe website for more info: http://www.pointe Check out PointeStateCollege/ photos_stream Respond if you are interested in full sublease period. (Jan 1, 2013 July 30, 2013)

$324,900 Centre Realty 1375 Martin Street State College, PA 16803 814-231-8200 ext. 314 Jacki Hunt, Associate Broker 814-234-HUNT (4868)

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Bright, open living area in this convenient condo in Amitie 2! This 2-bedroom, 1-bathroom end unit is ready for move-in. Great entry area that can be used as an office, efficient kitchen with updated dishwasher and range/oven overlooks the large living room. Balcony backs to the park, set up your grill and relax! New carpet throughout the living area, hallway and bedrooms and a new heating and A/C unit! Updated bathroom with new floor, sink, cabinetry and commode. Convenient to CATA bus, campus, high school, shopping. Nothing left to do but move in and enjoy! Everything included except electric and heat (gas). Lease available now through August 31, 2013. $1000. 814-280-2130

NEW 5 year Townhome for rent IMMEDIATELY! Located in the Amerleigh Development in Bellefonte, PA just 10 minutes from State College. Townhome features 3 bedrooms 2.5 baths, oversized 1 car garage! $1350/mo + utilities. Call Lauren 484-955-1550

AIRLINE CAREERS begin here. Become an Aviation Maintenance Tech. FAA approved training. Financial aid if qualified - Housing available. Job placement assistance. CALL Aviation Institute of Maintenance. (888) 834-9715

PORT MATILDA/ STORMSTOWNOWN ROOM Two single-occupancy rooms available for rent $400 & $450 Utilities Included Available Now! Available in Spacious, Modern, Friendly House in Peaceful, Attractive Surroundings GREAT house with modern appliances, lots of space, fully-furnished common areas. Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll have your own, unfurnished, carpeted room and share this large house with 3 other people. House also has back patio with barbecue grill, large yards in front and back, outdoor fire pit, and also ample parking. No pets, non-smoking. Just a mile to Way Fruit Farm Store, just 2 miles to a Brothers Pizza location, and just a few miles to a convenience store/gas station open til midnight. Modern washer/dryer/ oven/ microwave/dishwasher, and common-area cable; equipped TVs already in place. Feel free and encouraged to call and/or text and/or email to arrange a time/date to check out the place. EMAIL: AwesomeHouse37@ PHONE: 571.214.6531 (talk and/or text)

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ATTEND COLLEGE ONLINE FROM HOME!! *Medical, *Business, *Criminal Justice, *Hospitality. Job placement assistance. Computer available. Financial Aid if qualified. SCHEV authorized. Call: 866-220-3984. www.Centura

Celebrating 19 Years of Service!! Cleaning By Patsy offers quality cleaning services tailored to your needs. Homes, businesses and rental properties cleaned weekly, bi-weekly, monthly or one-time cleaning. Holidays, event preparations and house closings available as well. All supplies and equipment are included with services. Write or call for more information to schedule a free estimate. Service areas: Boalsburg/Colyer Lake/ Lemont/ State Collge. Phone- 814-404-7033


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.


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SCOOTER RENTALS Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have a car? Hate the bus? Want more independence? We have the solution! Rent a scooter for a day or so, or for as long as you want. The longer you rent, the less it costs. Visit our website for more details www.campus

Dirtbusters Professional Carpet Cleaners FAMILY OWNED FOR 22 YEARS (814) 696-1601 2013 Specials are as following: 1 room- $40 2 rooms of carpet cleaning- $59.90 2 room/steps/hall- $89.95 5area special- $139.95 Call for special/work guarantee (814) 696-1601

HANDYMAN SERVICES Licensed and insured. Low prices. Landscape work. Fall cleanup. Paint, electrical, carpentry, plumbing, flooring, cleanup.... indoor, outdoor. New product assembly. No job too small!! 814-360-6860

PFALTZGRAFF 100 pcs. Tureens etc $175. GE gallary convection oven $400. GE DW stainless $250. Microwave Samsung undercab $130. 84in dresser, dbl mirrors, armoire $400. (814) 769-0524

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TRANSIT, Level, Tripod & Stadia rod. $30 (814) 237-8821

EXTERIOR / interior door Jeld-Wen, #5015, 80 x 36, 15-lite wood door. Primed and mortised. $90 or best offer. Please call 814-353-0354 and leave message. MUSTANG seat for Suzuki Intruder 85-87. Paid $369 asking $275. (814) 355-2511 SEAL Masterpiece 360M. Dry mounting/laminating press. Platen size 26X34 inches. SEALECTRO II tacking iron. $375. (814) 571-0838

MUFFLER/exhaust for Chevy truck- cat back, new #22511 Walker lifetime muffler, IP, both TPâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s. $70 obo. Please call (814) 353-0354 & leave message.

2003 FORD ESCAPE 4 wheel drive. Alpine speakers installed, Alpine head unit. Inspected until 12/13. Exterior/Interior: Very good condition Exterior: black w/ black rims. Roof rack, towing hitch, 204k+ miles. Oil changed: every 2,5003,000 miles. $4500. Text: (814) 574-1840

DODGE Durango Limited, 2004, 103K miles, leather seats, 4.7L engine, 6 disc mp3 premium sound, 5 speed automatic, 3rd row seats, auto-dimming mirrors, ABS, Rear air conditioning w/heater, Automatic headlamps, Cruise Control, Fog lamps, Power Door Loc. $7,800. 814-238-4707



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