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Fans deal with tight security at stadium By CHRIS MORELLI editor@centrecountygazette.com

UNIVERSITY PARK — With the Boston Marathon bombings fresh on everyone’s minds, fans entering Beaver Stadium faced tighter security for the 2013 edition of the Blue-White Game. Earlier in the week, the university announced that no purses, backpacks, diaper bags or camera bags would be allowed inside the stadium on Saturday. The new policy ruffled some feathers of the 28,000 who made their way through the turnstiles for the annual spring scrimmage. “I was upset that I wouldn’t be able to bring my purse in. I stick everything in my purse,” said Jen Naro, a Penn State student. “My main concern was about my camera and if it rained. So, I ended up not bringing my camera into the game because of the snow flurries.” On Tuesday, the university announced that security would be on high alert for the game. FBI

and Pennsylvania State Police joined local and university law enforcement to provide a highly visible presence. Naro, a senior at Penn State, said she didn’t see the need for such a response. “I really didn’t think it (increased security) was necessary. I feel that they should have done a more thorough bag check. Every other time bags are searched at the stadium, it’s quick, and I don’t think the guards really look or check. If they had a better system, this policy would not be necessary,” Naro said. Fans who tried to enter stadium gates with bags of any type were told to either return the item to their car or throw it away. Robert Chippich, a Penn State fan from western Pennsylvania, said he knew about the “no bags” policy, he just didn’t realize it would apply to his Penn State football. He was hoping to get some autographs from players

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TIM WEIGHT/For The Gazette

POLICE PRESENCE: Penn State police and security guards prepare to open the gates before Saturday’s Blue-White Game at Beaver Stadium. In the wake of the Boston Marathon bombings, no bags were permitted inside the stadium.

Area children design dream playground

CommonPlace makes its presence known By SAMI HULINGS shulings@centrecountygazette.com

STATE COLLEGE — Known as State College’s “downtown living room,” CommonPlace hopes to enhance downtown State College through coffee, art and community. Located where the Dragon Chasers Emporium Smoke Shop once operated at 115 S. Fraser St., the new community gathering space run by Calvary Church, a multi-site church with various lo-

By MARJORIE S. MILLER mmiller@centrecountygazette.com

STATE COLLEGE — Last week at the State College YMCA, Naudy Martinez asked a group of children how often adults heed their input and advice. The response was unanimous. “Today is your chance,” Martinez assured them. Martinez is project manager of KaBOOM!, a national nonprofit that travels across North America building playgrounds. This spring it has come to Happy Valley, and the community is joining together to bring something very special to State College. About 30 area children gathered April 17 for a “design day,” in which they had the opportunity, using crayons and paper, to illustrate their dream playgrounds. Hosted by the Pennsylvania Municipal League, the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, the Borough of State College, Centre Region Parks and Recreation, and Highmark Blue Shield, plus organizers from KaBOOM!, design day allowed children roughly one hour to sketch out pictures, ideas and plans of what they’d like to see in their playground. “It’s up to them how they would design the playground,” Martinez said. “There’s so much energy, there’s so much creativity.” In her many years of working at KaBOOM! and helping to design playgrounds for children, Martinez said she’s seen a variety of ideas, ranging from hot chocolate swimming pools to marshmallow slides, and even wireless Internet on the monkey bars. The kids’ ideas, she said, can often be described as “old school fun mixed with new technology.” Opinion .............................. 7 Health & Wellness ......... 8, 9

cations in the Centre Region, offers a relaxing community lounge and free coffee and wireless Internet to the public. According to Ken Hull, CommonPlace curator and main host, leaders of the church saw the need for a daily presence in the downtown area. Steve Lutz, a pastor and campus minister at Calvary, knew of the open space where the smoke shop had been located.

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MARJORIE S. MILLER/The Gazette

DREAM BECOMES REALITY: Participants sketch a playground at “design day,” which was held at the State College YMCA. About 30 area children had the opportunity, using crayons and paper, to illustrate the playground of their dreams. “It’s hard to pinpoint what they would say,” she said. Part of what makes design day so special, Martinez said, is it allows those who will actually use the playground to invent it, which creates a sense of ownership among the children. On June 25, these creations will become a reality when mayors and city officials from across the state – who will be in town for PML’s 114th annual con-

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Education .................. 10, 11 Community ................ 12-14

Golfing Guide ............ 15-17 Sports ......................... 18-22

SAMI HULINGS/For The Gazette

RIGHT AT HOME: CommonPlace in downtown State College is a free coffeehouse designed to feel like someone's living room.

Arts & Entertainment 23, 24 What’s Happening .... 25, 26

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

Business ..................... 29, 30 Classified ......................... 31


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Front and Centre FRESH FOOD: The Friends & Farmers Cooperative is in its early stages in State College, but the effort is expected to help the local economy — once it gets off the ground. Page 12

SPRING MUSICAL: Bald Eagle Area High School’s theatre department will perform “Fiddler on the Roof” at the high school from April 25-27. Anne Walker previews the play. Page 23

BLUE AFTERNOON: The Blue defeated the White, 67-47, at Penn State’s annual scrimmage, which marks the end of spring practice. Page 18

THRIFT SHOPPING: Jaime’s Thrifty Boutique recently opened in Centre Hall at the site of the former Luse’s IGA Store. Page 29

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

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walls of the community gathering space. Displayed artwork will be chosen through a jury process. “In my world, you can’t have a comfortable space without art. That’s how I think,� Hull said. “I think art and community can really work well together, feed off of each other and nourish each other.� And though CommonPlace is operated by Calvary Church, Hull said everyone, regardless of his or her beliefs, is welcome.

Hull said the owners of the building loved the idea of a community gathering space for the neighborhood. A lease was signed in September 2012, about seven months after the closure of Dragon Chaser, and CommonPlace was born. Lutz soon enlisted Hull’s help to design and run the space. Hull, a watercolor artist and author, previously ran a coffee shop in Boalsburg. Having traveled extensively throughout this life, Hull has been in coffee shops all over the world. This came in handy as he served as the head of the design team for CommonPlace. “I don’t like the real sterile, formal look of a coffee shop. Coffee shops to me are living spaces,â€? he said. “I have this look that I wanted to create here, a look of a living space, really chill, eclectic and cozy.â€? The building needed to be renovated to create the coffeehouse vibe Hull wanted, and CommonPlace didn’t open until Feb. 25. “Everything had to be taken out, down to the bare bones, so that was a long, dirty process,â€? he said. Hull enlisted the help of his art and book customers, friends and other local connections to make CommonPlace feel as welcoming as possible. His emails asking for dĂŠcor described as “artsy,â€? “vintage,â€? “funkyâ€? and “retroâ€? received immediate responses. Because of this, CommonPlace features items like a couch from the 1920s, a table and chair set from the 1940s and numerous vintage lamps. Hull’s extensive list of connections helped CommonPlace to be almost completely furnished with donated items. In addition to the artsy atmosphere created by the living room furniture, CommonPlace’s ambiance is also enhanced by its art gallery. Local artists have the opportunity to have their work featured on the

If you go What: CommonPlace Where: 115 S. Fraser St., State College When: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday. What: State College’s “downtown living room.� More info: www.commonplacesc.com “What we’re doing here is we’re trying to show God’s love in a practical way by blessing the community with this really cool space where everyone is welcome,� he said. “We’re providing this space as a gift to the community.� To stay self-sustaining, CommonPlace asks those who come to the coffee shop to donate to the cause. Visitors can do so through banks placed throughout the space. Donations are used for coffee, cream, sugar and other basic daily needs. “The philosophy being that you give what you think it’s worth,� Hull said. “It’s this really cool way that we support each other. Our motto is ‘Creating community, for the community, by the community.’ We’re all in this together.� Visitors may also purchase a membership to the coffee shop. A membership will provide locals with unlimited Internet and

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PATH celebrates its 25th anniversary By BRITTANY SVOBODA correspondent@centrecountygazette.com

STATE COLLEGE — PA Treatment and Healing, a nonprofit organization that provides intensive intervention for troubled youth, is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year. The program also offers drug and alcohol counseling and education classes. PATH has 11 locations throughout Pennsylvania and offers 12 programs. Availability of programs, however, varies by location. Originally part of Bethesda Day Treatment Center in Mifflin County, PATH of State College has been at its location since 2005 and serves Centre, Huntingdon, Juniata, Mifflin, Perry and Snyder counties. “We moved into this building at that time and have been here ever since,” said Kristi Gregg, program manager of PATH in State College. PATH serves as guidance for youth who show disruptive behaviors both in the home and in school. Referrals for one of PATH of State College’s three programs can be made by school district administrators, family members or a mental health agency. PATH’s Alternative Education program is designed to help disruptive students get back to where they need to be academically and behaviorally, Gregg said. This happens, she said, when students exhibit even one the following behaviors: chronic absenteeism, persistent disregard for school authority, violent acts directed toward staff and other students, use of controlled substance on school property, possession of a weapon on school property, or severe behavioral problems. “Obviously our main goal,” she said, “is to get them back into the public school.” Dean of Students Jessica Solt said 13 students from grades 7 through 12 are currently enrolled in PATH’s Alternative Education program. Students enrolled attend PATH in State College to complete their school day there instead of at their normal middle or high school. Students enrolled in the alternative education program still get core classes, Solt said, including English, math, history and science. They can also choose elective classes to take, such as current events or art, she said. “They’re in the same classroom,” Solt said, “and the instruction is differentiated between their abilities. Not necessarily grades but abilities.” Students also have daily group time, which allows them to focus on particular behavioral issues with a therapist, Solt said. A drug and alcohol class and life skills training are incorporated into their daily schedules as well, she said. “Generally, we have all the subjects that a normal school would,” Solt said, “plus that therapy portion.” “The school program is funded through the districts,” Gregg said. “They make a referral, they pay for their students to be here.” Students can be referred for the Alternative Education program, Gregg said, by their school district administrators. For youth who exhibit mental health-based behavior problems, PATH of State College offers the Intensive Adolescent Day Treatment program, which is an after-school program. “They come in with a mental health diagnosis and we provide individual therapy, group therapy and family therapy,” Gregg said. This program is for adolescents ages 11 to 18. Youth who display one of the following behaviors can be referred by a family member, school district or mental health agency for the Intensive Adolescent Day Treatment program: anxiety, depression, parent-child conflict, poor social skills, mood swings and disruptiveness.

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PA TREATMENT and Healing, a non-profit organization that provides intensive intervention for troubled youth, is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year. “It is peer pressure in a positive way,” Solt said. PATH also provides an outpatient drug and alcohol program for adolescents and adults who have a violation. Many clients, Gregg said, are usually inpatients looking to begin outpatient therapy. The drug and alcohol counseling group currently meets once a week with a therapist, she said. Gregg said that since she joined PATH of State College in 2011 program numbers have increased, mostly due to stronger relationships with the local school districts and mental health agencies. “That’s increased our clientele and I hope it just continues to increase,” she said. For more information about PA Treatment and Healing in State College and throughout Pennsylvania, visit http://www.pathtochange.org/.

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before the game, but was not allowed to take it inside the stadium. He was told he could return the football to his vehicle or it would be thrown away. “I never thought about the football (not being allowed in). I don’t really understand it, but I’ll follow the rules,” Chippich said, as he walked the football back to his car. He wasn’t alone. A number of fans ended up having to tote everything from mini-footballs to camera bags to strollers back to the parking lot. The only things permitted inside the stadium were items that were viewed as essential — medicines and medical supplies. Diapers and bottles were also allowed, but those had to be packed in clear, 1-gallon plastic bags. Dave Undercoffer, a Penn State alum brought his 2-year-old son, Trace, to his first-ever Blue-White Game. Undercoffer said he had no issues with the heightened security. “I have no problem with any advance-

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Scouts propose taking openly gay youngsters The Boy Scout executive who elected to make this announcement on April 19, perhaps the busiest news day of what has been the busiest news week of the year, deserves a merit badge in public relations. It is a page out of the White House playbook: When you have a difficult announcement to make, do it on a Friday. Competing with more sensational news will not overshadow it, but may diminish the impact. The Boy Scouts of America announced that, at a meeting in Texas during the week of May 20, it would vote on rescinding its longstanding but controversial and divisive ban on openly gay Scouts. American society has grown increasingly accepting of gays and the once-taboo prospect of gay marriage. The Scouts are no different. Surveys Dale McFeatters is a show that those of Scouting age are either accepting or indifferent to the columnist for question of including gays; their parScripps-Howard ents less so; and their grandparents alNews Service. most not at all. The organization, smarting from recent revelations, would still ban gay Scout masters, ducking the fact that homosexuality is not the same as pedophilia. The organization’s leaders face a challenging problem in public and private diplomacy. Many of its troops are sponsored by conservative churches that consider homosexuality a sin and have threatened to sever ties with the organization if it accepts gay Scouts. On the other hand, civil-liberties groups have urged local governments to deny Scouts the use of municipal facilities because of their discriminatory policies. Conservative groups have accused the Scouts of giving in to political correctness and urged like-minded groups not to support the organization. Similarly, gay-rights groups and their sympathizers have urged supporters not to donate to the Scouts or sponsor troops because of the exclusionary policy. Indeed, they are angry that the new policy continues to exclude gays as Scout leaders. The precise policy change is simple: No youth may be denied membership in the Boy Scouts of America “on the basis of sexual orientation or preference alone.” The Scouts have an opportunity to include a group of youngsters who have felt excluded, to right a longstanding wrong. The organization would be doing the right thing.

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History will be a harsh judge In a galaxy far away and at some far distant time, historians contemplating a place called America on the planet Earth may find an astonishing mix of contrasts, where the most benign activities were strictly regulated while those with a potentially deadly outcome were treated as a sacred right. They might wonder about a society that required its citizens to license their dogs, their fishing access, the automobiles they Dan K. Thomasson drove and the is a columnist for peddlers they paScripps-Howard tronized, but reNews Service. sisted almost any effort to control the manufacture, sale and distribution of lethal firearms. How strange was this culture that worshipped the gun and held the right to brandish it inviolate, even in the face of mounting examples of its indisputable contribution to senseless violence? Equally astounding, they might find, was the fact that this idolatry of the firearm was based on the interpretation of a constitutional amendment written by men who had no concept of what the future might bring in the development and power of these objects, which, at the time of the decision to incorporate their protection in the nation’s guide for a democracy, were still primitive oneshot affairs needed to supply food

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originally designed for the battlefield or limiting the amount of bullets in a clip — were nonstarters in this American era of death and destruction. This one chance to take a small step toward sanity was met with fierce opposition. There was a chance these historians would find that common sense did prevail, at least for a short time, in the upper house of Congress called the Senate. But irrationality and self-service won the day, even on the weakest of measures once thought to have the best chance to pass. That requirement for expanded background checks was given the boot, along with more severe restrictions. As the Senate closed this chapter of the debate, it was clear that threats against re-election carried the day. It turned out the lawmakers were truly owned by the gun lobby, not by those who sent them to Congress. Those reviewing us from afar, even eons after the fact, might just determine that — despite the promise of a better life and huge achievements toward that goal — Americans in the end were undone by a handful of founders who almost 226 years earlier managed somehow, innocently enough, to sow the seeds of mass destruction that ended the great democratic experiment. They called it the Second Amendment. It has been misinterpreted ever since, most emphatically in 2008 in a 5-4 decision by the highest court in the land, which gave preference to individual gun rights rather than to the collective. Those five justices apparently take no responsibility for the mischief the ruling has caused.

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HEALTH & WELLNESS Austin’s Playroom opens in medical center From Gazette staff reports STATE COLLEGE — Mount Nittany Medical Center opened Austin’s Playroom, a space for its young patients and their siblings, on April 17. Made possible by the Pittsburgh-based Mario Lemieux Foundation and donors to The Foundation for Mount Nittany Medical Center, Austin’s Playroom features comfortable childsize furnishings, as well as games, toys, books, electronics, an aquarium and child-friendly artwork. Its creation stemmed from Nathalie and Mario Lemieux’s personal experience while caring for their profoundly premature infant son, Austin, at MageeWomens Hospital. “We are incredibly proud and deeply honored that Nathalie Lemieux and the Lemieux Foundation selected Mount Nittany Medical Center as their latest site for an Austin’s Playroom. Austin’s Playroom Project is a wonderful and much needed service for thousands of families across several states. We cannot thank them enough for this amazing gift,” said Steve Brown, president and CEO of Mount Nittany Health. “Parents often have limited time visiting their hospitalized child and speaking with medical staff because they also have to manage their other children. The playroom will help solve that by providing the siblings a safe and child-focused place to occupy their time while mom or dad is with the patient. And, when our young patients are feeling better, they too, can enjoy the playroom,” Brown said. Mount Nittany Medical Cen-

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Review Officer Certification Council and is also certified to perform CDL exams under the new Pennsylvania Department of Transportation regulations. In addition, DeHart is an acting plant physician for three factories in Pennsylvania. Located at 1850 E. Park Ave., Suite 302, State College, Mount Nittany Physician Group Occupational Health serves local businesses by offering pre-employment physicals/drug tests, DOT medical certifications, OSHA mandated services, workers comp evaluations/job-related injury treatment, and more. For more information about Mount Nittany Physician Group contact them at (814) 231-7094 or visit mountnittany.org.

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Hayes to represent St. Joe’s at leadership conference From Gazette staff reports BOALSBURG — Jonathan Hayes, of McVeytown, is definitely interested in politics. If you ask him if he plans to have a political career, his answer is: “Without a doubt.” This summer, he’ll have an opportunity to further hone his skills toward that end. The Saint Joseph’s Catholic Academy junior will be attending the National Student Leadership Conference this summer. The NSLC is an organization that helps high school students develop fundamental leadership skills and explore future careers through compelling simulations, site visits and meetings with leaders in their chosen field. The national forum picks from a pool of highly qualified high school students from more than 70 countries. Students must first be nominated by a teacher or someone else who knows them in a leadership capacity. The head of the State College Area Republican Quarters recommended Hayes for the conference following his volunteer work and dedication throughout the 2012 political campaign season. The NSLC conference involves 14 different programs and takes place in three cities — Chicago, New York and Washington, D.C. Hayes will be attending the “Political Action and Public Policy”

Conference in Washington, D.C. He will be representing his community and his school at a weeklong program on the campus of American University. Students attending NSLC programs explore their chosen careers and attain valuable skills and knowledge from others working in that field. In addition to those benefits, Hayes will be earning three college credits through American University for participating in the conference, and additional credits for taking an online course when he arrives back home in McVeytown. Hayes says that he was stunned that he was given the chance to be involved in NSCL; he’s hoping the organization will aid him in the political career he aims for in the future. However, Hayes is focused on more than himself; a program like NSLC benefits everyone, Hayes said, and he hopes to influence others to participate. The goals of the NSLC include helping students form relationships with others and giving them a chance to work with different people. Hayes is looking forward to the networking. At this point in his life he feels that he has the skills and experiences to be a part of something bigger than “himself.” Hayes notes that he is blessed to have had several role models

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JONATHAN HAYES will represent St. Joseph’s Catholic Academy at the National Student Leadership conference this summer. and one day he hopes to help lead our generation. Though this seems like quite a goal, Hayes said that his parents take his ambition in stride. “They’re very supportive. My dad is a huge inspiration. He was a great leader, and growing up, I

got the opportunity to see him lead. He always told me that he worked behind a desk so that I could stand in front of a room,” he said. Hayes is optimistic about the future, and believes that the young people of America can

help get the country back on track. He has a vision for what that track can be. “If everyone gets a fair chance to lead, and since this is the land of opportunity, you will see our generation roaring back,” he said.

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AS PART OF their program, Central Pennsylvania Institute of Science and Technology auto tech students work in local dealerships if recommended by their instructor. CPI recently recognized student mentors and dealers for their work with auto tech students through the Automotive Youth Educational Systems (AYES) program. From left, Doug Stimely, auto tech instructor; Joe Russell, Stocker Chevrolet; Mike Rockey, Dix Honda; Roy McGarvey, Blaise Alexander; and Mike Nixon, AYES.

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UNIVERSITY PARK — The Penn State World Campus website won an Outstanding Website Award in the 2013 Internet Advertising Competition (IAC) Awards. Since its redesign in 2011, the World Campus website has generated a 53 percent increase in requests for additional information from prospective students. IAC Awards, produced by the Web Marketing Association, highlight the best online advertising in 96 industries and nine online formats. The World Campus website competed in the University category. The IAC Award is just the latest honor for the World Campus website, which received the 2012 Blue Drop Third Place Award for the Best Non-Profit/Education Website Built with Drupal, the 2012 American Inhouse Design Award from Graphic Design USA and the 2011 University Professional and Continuing Education Association MidAtlantic Region Electronic Award. The website’s focus is adult learners worldwide. It is designed to address basic questions, such as cost, application requirements and what online education is like, while also providing detailed information about Penn State’s more than 90 online degree and certificate programs. Videos of current students and graduates offer first-person perspectives on what it’s like to learn online and what it takes to be a successful online student. In addition, there is a mobile site for smartphone users. The World Campus is celebrating its 15th anniversary this year. Currently, there are nearly 12,000 students in every state and more than 70 countries enrolled online. Visit the award-winning World Campus website at http://www.worldcampus.psu. edu/.

From Gazette staff reports LEMONT — Works by students in third, fourth and fifth grades in all school districts in Centre County who have demonstrated a special aptitude and love of art will be on display at the Art Alliance from April 26 through April 28. A reception will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on April 26 at the Art Alliance in Lemont. Refreshments will be available and each student will receive a special recognition in a ceremony at 7 p.m. There will also be several local artists present. The artists are excited to have the opportunity to see these works and to give encouragement for continued artistic interests. On Saturday, hours will be from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and on Sunday, noon until 5 p.m. The Art Alliance of Central PA is located at 818 Pike St. in Lemont. For more information, visit www.art alliancepa.org.

Fun Fair to be held From Gazette staff reports STATE COLLEGE — A day of games, live entertainment, food, and a silent auction open to the community will take place from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. on May 4 at State College Friends School, 1900 University Drive in State College. Admission is free. Games, activities and food will be available at a nominal price. Proceeds help with programming and scholarships at the independent, non-profit school. For more information, visit www.scfriends.org or call (814) 237-8386.

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Students win 22 medals at Science Olympiad From Gazette staff reports STATE COLLEGE — Students from Young Scholars of Central PA Charter School picked up 22 medals at the Science Olympiad held on April 6 at Millersville University. A total of 14 students from sixth through eighth grade took home two first place medals for the categories of “write it”, “do it” and “xperimental design”. The team won two second place medals in the categories of “heredity” and “meteorology”, while the team won third place medals for the categories of “metric mastery”, “helicopter” and “mission possible”. Three fourth place medals were won for “water quality”, “shock value” and “anatomy”. “The Olympiad competitions are very challenging for the students,” said Ammar Unal, a middle school teacher at YSCP and one of the team advisors. “They must utilize many skills to accomplish the tasks and building projects, including mathematics, research skills, analytical thought, team work and presentation skills, just to

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name a few.” One of the projects called the Boomilever involved building a wooden structure out of balsa wood that could carry 30 kilograms of sand. The students were judged on the efficiency of their design in achieving the task, as well as the overall design of the structure. Another category called mission possible is an event in which teams make a Rube Goldberg device which uses certain tasks and runs as close as possible to the ideal time to gain the maximum number of points using the simple machines. There were also study projects such as water quality, an event which test a student’s ability to identify aquatic organisms and understanding of the indicators of water quality. Young Scholars of Central PA Charter School in State College is a kindergarten to eighth grade school with about 250 students that focuses on world cultures and high academic achievement. More information is available at www.yscp.org.

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STUDENTS IN THE Central Pennsylvania Institute of Science and Technology masonry program recently heard guest speakers and had a hands-on demonstration regarding the installation of manufactured stone. Pictured is Heath Hopstetter installing manufactured stone. Students also heard from Grace Garity and Stuart Jeffcoat, who discussed how the stone is processed, the different types of manufactured stone, commercial and residential applications and hiring procedures at their company. All presenters are employees of Quality Stone Veneer.

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Local food cooperative in the works By MARJORIE S. MILLER mmiller@centrecountygazette.com

STATE COLLEGE — In an effort to enhance the local economy, offer wider nutrition choices and connect the community around food, a group of area enthusiasts have initiated Friends & Farmers Cooperative. In its early stages, Friends & Farmers is a food cooperative in State College committed to showcasing the “best local products in support of a strong local economy,” according to a press release by its board. The goal, according to the release, is to open a member-owned community grocery store that operates seven days a week. Sarah Potter, Friends & Farmers board president, said the first few steps have been achieved in the startup: Friends & Farmers became incorporated in March, a board has been established, and officers have been elected. Now, a feasibility study is in the works to help determine location options for the store and associated costs. Additionally, a community survey has been released that

asks participants what their location preferences are, and what they’re hoping to get out of the cooperative, Potter said. The board is hoping for at least 500 survey participants. “That (information) will help us move forward with the best efforts,” she said. While there are plenty of grocery stores in the State College area, the idea behind Friends & Farmers is to offer a one-stop shop that caters to the local community by featuring produce and products from area farmers and producers in the Centre Region, Potter, of State College, said. “We really want it to be a community venture,” she said. The cooperative would operate on a member system, she said, though people don’t have to be members to shop. Paid members would contribute a onetime lifetime fee that could be paid in installments, Potter said, and then would be able to vote on decisions and contribute to the effort in a variety of other ways, she said. The idea behind membership, in which a fee is undecided, she said, is for members to “feel em-

powered about (their) food choices.” So far, Friends & Farmers is in contact with a variety of area farmers and producers who are interested in partnering, she said, and the community response has been positive, according to initial survey feedback. There are more than 300 interested people on the email list, plus a variety of others willing to volunteer. “People are definitely excited about this and want to see it happen,” Potter said. However, the real challenge will come when it’s time to get commitment from the community, she said. Potter said she is hopeful in Friends & Farmers’ ability to bring people together around food, afford an outlet for greater and deeper connections with area producers, and encourage healthier eating. “(The cooperative) will be unique and really be a special place,” Potter said. The idea behind Friends & Farmers was sparked in December 2011 at a community potluck held by Spring Creek Homesteading, a Pennsylvania non-

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FRIENDS & FARMERS is a food cooperative in State College committed to showcasing the “best local products in support of a strong local economy.” profit that supports local self-sufficiency within the Spring Creek Watershed. During the potluck, a group of area families, friends, farmers and students shared ideas for improving the community. The topic that generated the most interest was the creation of a food cooperative in State College, according to the Friends & Farmers website. According to the press release,

Friends & Farmers board members include: Potter; Maureen Ittig, treasurer; Carolyne Meehan, secretary; Elizabeth Crisfield; Dave Cranage; Jim Eisenstein; Christine Least; Michele Marchetti; Mark Maloney; and Michal Rybacki. For more information email info@friendsandfarmers.coop or visit www.friendsandfarmers. coop.

Sixth annual memorial concert honors Guy Rachau By SAM STITZER pennsvalley@centrecountygazette.com

SPRING MILLS — The Sixth annual Guy H. Rachau Memorial Scholarship Fund Concert was held on April 21 at the Penns Valley Area High School auditorium. The concert included performances by The Little German Band, The Coburn Brass, The Penns Valley Men’s Chorus, The Brush Valley Community Choir, Doug and Megan Irwin, a woodwind ensemble group from Penns Valley High School, two past Rachau scholarship winners, and Kaylee Corl, winner of the 2013 Happy Valley’s Got Talent competition. The concert was organized by Guy Rachau’s granddaughter, Brooke Jodon. The concert honored the late Guy Rachau, a well-known Penns Valley resident and musician. He played several instruments and sang in several groups, including the Brush Valley Community Choir and the St. John’s Lutheran Church Choir in Millheim. He was a musical director, having directed The Little German Band of State College for 44 years. He also directed the Penns

Valley Men’s Chorus for 30 years. He created, directed, and played in the Coburn Brass, a Civil Warera brass choir. Rachau died suddenly in 2007, while directing the Penns Valley Men’s Chorus at a performance in Pleasant Gap. To honor Rachau and his musical legacy, a scholarship fund was established in his name to aid promising high school musicians in the Penns Valley area. The concert was free to the public, but donations were accepted in the lobby of the auditorium. All the donations went to the scholarship fund. At the conclusion of the concert, master of ceremonies Scott Geesey announced that more than $1,100 was collected. A tradition of this concert is to bring back former scholarship winners to perform. This year, Michael Chaffin, winner of the 2008 band scholarship returned to play Claude Debussy’s classic “Claire d’Lune” and “No One Can Stop Me Now” on bass violin, accompanied by his mother, Anne Sullivan on harp. Alison Geesey, the 2009 recipient of both the band and chorus scholarship, sang a ballad titled “Not For the Life of Me,” accom-

panied by Jill Geesey on piano. Winners of the 2013 Rachau Scholarship will be announced at the Senior Awards Program in June. Each of the groups on stage performed multiple sets of three or four songs apiece. The Little German Band, now in its 52nd year, included two audience singalong numbers: “Edelweiss” and “John Jacob Jingleheimer Schmidt,” an audience favorite. Their renditions of “Pennsylvania Polka” and concert finale, Sousa’s “Stars and Stripes Forever” had the audience tapping toes and clapping along. The band is directed by Dave Strouse. Kaylee Corl demonstrated her multiple musical talents by singing “Feel That Rhythm,” which she wrote, accompanying herself on piano, and the sacred favorite “How Great Thou Art,” accompanying herself on guitar. A woodwind trio consisting of Penns Valley High School seniors Kelsey Boone on alto saxophone, and Jennifer Gallup and Kayla Snyder on clarinet played movements from the Hebrides Suite by Clare Grundman. The woodwinds provided an interesting contrast to the brassy sound of the Little German Band’s Bavari-

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THE LITTLE GERMAN BAND plays a Bavarian song at the Rachau concert. an-style numbers. Daniel Warntz directed the Penns Valley Men’s Chorus in several a cappella gospel songs, including the well known “Stand Up, Stand Up for Jesus” and “Hallelujah We Shall Rise.” Director Deb Strouse led the Brush Valley Community choir in numerous sacred songs, including a song entitled “Song for the Unsung Hero,” which Geesey noted was especially appropriate

in light of the events in Boston during the past week. The Coburn Brass, led by Bill Fatula, performed several Civil War-era songs, including “I’m Going Home to Dixie,” and the familiar “When Johnny Comes Marching Home.” The father and daughter team of Doug and Megan Irwin performed “If I Needed You” and “Rainbow Slide” with Doug playing guitar.

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PAWS ADOPT-A-PET Pam, a middle-age hound mix female, is on a mission to find her new forever family before April comes to a close. Initially extremely scared and timid, Pam has definitely come out of her shell in the time she has spent at PAWS. She is such a sweet girl who is good with older children and other dogs, but she is not a fan of cats. Pam is your typical dog; she likes to play with balls, chew bones and go on car rides. She is also both house broken and crate trained and even knows how to use a dog door. Pam probably would not be a good fit for anyone living in an apartment since she tends to bark when left alone. If your home sounds perfect for Pam, you can read more about her at http://www.centrecountypaws.org/ dogs/ or visit her at PAWS, 1401 Trout Road, State College.

From Gazette staff reports CENTRE HALL — A Free Scout Day will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on April 27 at the Centre Hall American Legion. The American Legion Post 779 is hosting the Scout Day, which will celebrate years of tradition for Boy Scouts, Cub Scouts and Girl Scouts with fun activities and games. The day will begin with opening ceremonies at 10 a.m. A light lunch will be served at noon and a flag retirement ceremony will be held at 2 p.m. Throughout the day, there will be games, activities, scouting displays, special guests, firetrucks, police cars, pony rides, crafts and food. For more information about Boy Scouts, contact Jeff at clp8@psu.edu or call (814) 364-2759. For more information about Girl Scouts, contact Monica at mmiller@gshpa.org or call (814) 660-1157.

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PGUMC to host afternoon tea From Gazette staff reports PLEASANT GAP â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Pleasant Gap United Methodist Church will host an afternoon tea at 3 p.m. on April 28 in support of its American Cancer Society Relay for Life

team. To make a reservation or to get more information about the Tea for Life, call the church at (814) 359-3011. Pleasant Gap United Methodist Church is located at 179 S. Main St. in Pleasant Gap.

Recycling set up in Worth Township The Centre County Recycling and Refuse Authority has placed a recycling container at the Worth Township Building. The recycling container accepts steel and aluminum cans, plastic bottles, jugs, jars, clear, green, blue and brown glass bot-

tles and jars as well as all mixed paper. For more information on Centre Countyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s recycling program, call (814) 238-7005. Thank you for your recycling efforts. â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Centre County Recycling and Refuse Authority

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Natural Gas Fair to be held at CPI From Gazette staff reports PLEASANT GAP â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Several state representatives will be hosting a â&#x20AC;&#x153;Got Gas?â&#x20AC;? Natural Gas Fair from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. on April 27 at the Central Pennsylvania Institute of Science and Technology. State representatives Mike Hanna, Kerry Benninghoff and Scott Conklin will be at the fair.

The focus of the fair is to provide information about converting heating systems and vehicles to natural gas. The fair is free and open to the public. Participants include: Columbia Gas, Fleet Energy America, Christoff Mitchell Petroleum, Bennyfield & Ferrell, The Marcellus Research and Outreach Center, DEP, Jeffâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Performance Plus and Alternative Fuel Solutions.

Orchid show, sale scheduled for May From Gazette staff reports UNIVERSITY PARK â&#x20AC;&#x201D; The Central Pennsylvania Orchid Society will hold its 48th annual Orchid Show and Sale Saturday from 1 to 8 p.m. on May 4 and from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. on May 5. The event will be held at the Snider Agricultural Arena on the campus of Penn

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THE CENTRE COUNTY GAZETTE

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Getting Their Man Mountain View selects Brennan as its new pro By JOHN DIXON sports@centrecountygazette.com

BOALSBURG â&#x20AC;&#x201D; When the newly renamed Mountain View Country Club began making changes at the former State College Elks Country Club, one of the first vacancies to be filled was that of a PGA professional to manage the golf operation of the facility. After an exhaustive search, the management, headed by new facility owner Charles McIntyre, selected someone familiar with golf operations in central Pennsylvania in the form of Jack Brennan. Brennanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s resume lists stops at Nittany Country Club in Mingoville where he was the head pro from 1987 to 89 and Clinton Country Club in Mill Hall, where he was the club pro from 1990 to 2007. Brennan dropped out of the golfing business in 2008, but then worked as an assistant PGA club professional at the Penn State Golf Course in 2010 and 2011 under PGA professional Joe Hughes. He then worked for Dickâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Sporting Good in Selinsgrove before receiving the call to be the PGA Professional at Mountain View. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The last two years of my life Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve worked for Dickâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Sporting Goods in Selinsgrove,â&#x20AC;? explained Brennan. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I was happy at Dickâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, enjoyed working at Dickâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, but I always missed being at a golf course. I really wanted to be at a course because thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s where Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve spent my entire professional life. However, I was only going to do it in the right circumstance. â&#x20AC;&#x153;And I believe this is the right circumstance,â&#x20AC;? added Brennan. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The owners want to see the club very nice, they are willing to spend money here at the club and you can already see that theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve made some major improvements to the clubhouse.â&#x20AC;?

BACKGROUND â&#x20AC;&#x153;I was born and raised in Pottsville,â&#x20AC;? Brennan said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I attended Slippery Rock University and after my second year, I turned professional and did my apprenticeship at three different clubs â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Schuylkill, Carlisle and the Country Club of Harrisburg.

INJURY CREATES CAREER â&#x20AC;&#x153;At Pottsville High, I was on the football team; school is very big on football, and I had major knee surgery and it was at the time when Seve Ballesteros was coming on the golf scene and I watched him, it was around 1978-79 and I thought he was a pretty neat golf professional,â&#x20AC;? Brennan said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I went through quite a few knee operations â&#x20AC;&#x201D; knee and hip replacements, mainly due to football. But because of the football injuries, I took up golf. I was probably a junior in high school, and I had fooled

around with the game a little bit but then took it up very serious at that point because I really loved the game of golf.â&#x20AC;?

FIRST ROUND â&#x20AC;&#x153;I can remember the first time I was ever on a golf course was with my dad and we played 18 holes, and we were on No. 16 at Hidden Valley and I told my dad I would really like to be involved with this game my whole life,â&#x20AC;? Brennan explained. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I did play golf in high school my senior year, my one year of golf, I lost one match that year so I took up the game very seriously.â&#x20AC;? Brennan made it his goal to play at the collegiate level. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I wanted to play the game in college and I had to do some talking because I really didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have much of a record of my golf achievements so they said I had to be a walk-on at Slippery Rock. I played there two years and then I decided I wanted to make golf my career. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s when I got my first apprenticeship at Schuylkill. Basically, thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s how I got into the golfing business â&#x20AC;&#x201D; because of a football injury.â&#x20AC;?

THE WEB.COM TOUR â&#x20AC;&#x153;My playing career on the Web.com Tour was fairly successful for someone at the professional club level,â&#x20AC;? said Brennan. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I played in the Hershey Nike Open, which were the beginnings of the Web.com Tour. I made it past the local-level of the U.S. Open qualifier but even on our own sectional level.â&#x20AC;? Simply put, Brennan loves the game. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve won over 20 tournaments and Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve always made playing a priority, too. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve always felt that to get the respect of your members you have to be able to play if you are going to call yourself a professional. I think a lot of golf pros, to be honest, donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t put enough priority on their golf game. Through my whole career Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve made it a priority to make time to at least hit one bag a ball a day. I always did something with my game every day as a priority,â&#x20AC;? he said. Whether heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s playing the game or simply out on the course, Brennan is content. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The game of golf has been awesome to me,â&#x20AC;? said Brennan. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I love the day-to-day operations of the golf business. What I really love about the game is organizing a golf program and a golf operation to try and have everybody really have fun at the golf course.â&#x20AC;? According to Brennan, he cannot imagine doing anything else. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The enjoyment people get out of golf and to just organize everything so everyone has an enjoyable experience, especially with running golf tournaments,â&#x20AC;? Brennan said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s what Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve always loved to do, besides playing, obviously. The best part is to be able to help club members have fun at the golf course and to help them with their golf game, their swing.â&#x20AC;?

CHANGES TO MOUNTAIN VIEW Brennan said there will be changes coming to Mountain View soon. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The club is also doing an irrigation program on hole No. 4 and hole No. 5, a very aggressive program to improve the golf course,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They are also doing a redoing of the green on No. 13 to make it more playable for the members, their guests and the public.â&#x20AC;?

WHY HERE, WHY NOW? According to Brennan, Mountain View is a perfect fit. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The club was looking for a new club professional to replace former PGA professional Aaron Palen and I found out through a mutual friend, Alan Wiser, who is a friend of the general manager Joe Thomas,â&#x20AC;? explained Brennan. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They had an interview process and interviewed six potential club professionals and through the process and then met with the owners, Chuck and Marty McIntyre, of Bethlehem. Again I just thought that this was the right situation with the new ownership. I just felt they were going in the right direction.â&#x20AC;? After he interviewed, he knew the timing was right. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I was looking for job to get back in the golf business at a golf course only under the right conditions where I knew the ownership was going to be solid or I knew the ownership was going to be aggressive where I knew they were going to do all the right things to make the Mountain View facility the best it could possibly be,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want to go and work for an average run-of-the-mill course. I wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have left Dickâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Sporting Goods because it

JOHN DIXON/For The Gazette

JACK BRENNAN is the new club pro at the Mountain View Country Club in State College. was a good, solid job. So through the process of elimination, the McIntyreâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s and Joe Thomas hired me for the position of PGA Club Professionalâ&#x20AC;?. It was the right move, he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Management has done all the right things,â&#x20AC;? said Brennan. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Their goal is to make the golf course and the facility the best that it can be.â&#x20AC;?

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THE CENTRE COUNTY GAZETTE

APRIL 25-MAY 1, 2013

CENTRE

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www.centrehillscc.com Pro: Jeb Boyle, 26th season Driving range: Yes Practice putting green: Yes Short game Practice green: Yes Holes: 27 Par: 71 Yardage: 6,461 Rating/slope: 71.9/136 Fairways: Bent Greens: Bent Sand Bunkers: 63 Architect: Alex Findlay, Robert Trent Jones, Ault, Clark & Associates Tee time: No Fees: Annual dues and cart rental fees Phone: (814) 238-0161 Address: 153 Country Club Road, State College, PA 16801 Hours: N/A (private club)

www.nittanycc.ning.com Pro: Scott Frey, fourth season Driving range: Yes Practice putting green: Yes Short game practice green: Yes Holes: 9 Par: 72 Yardage: 6,014 Rating/slope: 69.2/116 Fairways: Rye Greens: Bent/ poana Sand Bunkers: 21 Architect: N/A Tee time: No (private) Fees: guest fee with cart $45 Phone: (814) 383-2611 Address: 110 Country Club Drive, Mingoville. Hours: Pro Shop 8 a.m. to Dusk (seasonal) April 9 a.m.

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MOUTAINVIEW COUNTRY CLUB www.mtviewcountryclub.com Pro: Jack Brennan, first year Driving range: Yes Practice putting green: Yes Short game practice green: Yes Holes: 18 Par: 71 Yardage: 6,427 Rating/slope: 71.5/130 Fairways: rye grass Greens: poa/bent grass Sand Bunkers: 31 Architect: Lowell Erdman Tee time: Yes Fees: N/A Phone: (814) 4667231 Address: 100 Elks Club Road, Elks Club Road Boalsburg, PA 16827 Hours: 7 a.m. to dusk (weather permitting)

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Blue Course Pro: Joe Hughes, 13th season. Driving range: Yes Practice putting green: Yes Short game practice green: Yes Holes: 18 Par: 72 Yardage: 7,228 Rating/slope: 72/128 Fairways: Bluegrass Greens: Bent Sand Bunkers: 30+ Architect: James G. Harrison Tee time: Yes Fees: Public: Monday-Thursday- $33 for 18 holes, $24 for 9 holes; Friday-Sunday-$47 for 18 holes; $24 for 9 holes; PSU staff/student: Monday- Thursday- $31 for 18 holes, $22 for 9 holes; Friday-Sunday- $43 for 18 holes, $22 for 9 holes; cart rental per person: $18 for 18 holes, $10 for 9 holes Phone: (814) 865-4653 Address: 1523 W. College Ave. State College, PA 16801 Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

philipsburgelkscc.com Pro: Paul C. Fischer Driving range: Member practice area only. Not open to the public. Practice putting green: Yes Short game practice green: Yes Holes: 9 Par: 70 Yardage: 5,595 Rating/slope: 68.2/129 Fairways: Bent Greens: Bent Sand Bunkers: 29 Architect: Alexander Findlay Tee time: Required Monday-Thursday and open to the public. Friday-Sunday, member and member guests only. Fees: Monday and Thursday $25 for 18 holes with cart; Wednesday $30 for 18 holes with cart and lunch Phone: (814) 342-1114 Address: 1 Country Club Lane, Philipsburg, PA Hours: Pro Shop Monday and Thursday 8 a.m.- 6 p.m., Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., Saturday & Sunday 7 a.m.-7 p.m.

White Course Pro: Joe Hughes, 13th season. Driving range: Yes Practice putting green: Yes Short game practice green: Yes Holes: 18 Par: 72 Yardage: 6,344 Rating/slope: 70.5/115 Fairways: Bluegrass Greens: Bent Sand Bunkers: 40 Architect: Willie Park Jr. Tee time: Yes Fees: Public: Monday-Thursday- $28 for 18 holes, $21 for 9 holes; Friday-Sunday-$37 for 18 holes; $21 for 9 holes; PSU staff: Monday- Thursday- $26 for 18 holes, $19 for 9 holes; Friday-Sunday- $34 for 18 holes, $19 for 9 holes; PSU student: Monday- Thursday- $20 for 18 holes, $18 for 9 holes; Friday-Sunday- $28 for 18 holes, $18 for 9 holes; cart rental per person: $18 for 18 holes, $10 for 9 holes Phone: (814) 865-4653 Address: 1523 W. College Ave. State College, PA 16801 Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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urse directory www.skytopgolf.com Pro: Jere Trostle, seventh season Driving range: Yes Practice putting green: Yes Short game practice green: Yes Holes: 18 Par: 72 Yardage: 6,900 Rating/slope: 71.4/129 Fairways: Bent grass Greens: Bent grass Sand Bunkers: 30 Architect: Jim Polinchok Tee time: Yes Fees: $35 for 18 holes with cart; $20 for 9 holes with cart; $19 for 18 holes walking; $12 for 9 holes walking Phone: (814)692-4249 Address: 350 Freestone Lane Port Matilda, PA 16870 Hours: Monday-Friday open 8 a.m., weekends open 7 a.m.

TOFTREES GOLF RESORT & CONFERENCE CENTER www.toftreesgolf.com Pro: Tom Katancik, 16th season Driving range: Yes Practice putting green: Yes Short game practice green: No Holes: 18 Par: 72 Yardage: Red5,320; Gold-5,665; White-6,378; Blue6,756; Black- 7,107 Rating/slope: Red72.2/125; Gold69.3/129; White-71.7/137; Blue-73.4/139; Black 74.8/140 Fairways: Creeping bent Greens: A4 bent Sand Bunkers: 65 Architect: Edmund Ault Tee time: Recommended. Book online 24 hours in advance. Fees: In season, Monday-Thursday $59; Friday, Saturday and Sunday $79; rates include cart rental Phone: (814) 238-7600 Address: 1 Country Club Lane, State College, PA 16803 Hours: Pro Shop open daily 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

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The signature holes of Centre County By JOHN DIXON sports@centrecountygazette.com

â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Compiled by Sami Hulings

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The â&#x20AC;&#x153;signature holeâ&#x20AC;? at a golf course is the one hole that the course has decided is most aesthetically pleasing and most photogenic. A signature hole may or may not be representative of the golf course as a whole, but because of its beauty or dramatic design it is the hole featured when talked about around the club and the general playing public. Hereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s what the PGA Golf Professionals at the seven Centre County area golf facilities feel are their clubs signature holes: â&#x2013; Centre Hills Country Club, State College â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Hole No. 7, 182 yards, par 3. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I would say No. 7 is the signature hole at Centre Hills,â&#x20AC;? said Boyle, who in his 26th year at the club. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The hole is a par 3 with five bunkers on the hole that plays to 182 yards from the blue tees. It has a very small green with a fence that is out of bounds on the left side running very close to the green.â&#x20AC;? â&#x2013;  Mountain View Country Club, Boalsburg â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Hole No. 7, 431 yards, par 4. Even though PGA professional Jack Brennan hasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t been on the job at the Boalsburg course very long, heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s certainly familiar with the layout of the course. He selected No. 7 the number one handicap hole on the course and the most demanding of all the par fours. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This hole requires all of the golfers skills to make par on this hole,â&#x20AC;? Brennan said. â&#x2013;  Nittany Country Club, Mingoville â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Hole No. 4, 221 yards, par 3. Picturesque Hole No. 4, a par 3, 221 yards down hill par off an elevated tee sitting high atop the hill over-looking the golf course. â&#x20AC;&#x153;One needs a 3-to-5 fairway wood or a long iron by a real good player to have a chance at making par on this hole,â&#x20AC;? said PGA pro Scott Frey. â&#x20AC;&#x153;No. 4 is an altogether difficult hole when the wind is blowing. It has the longest green on the course but it still plays the toughest on the course. On top of that you have a great view from top to bottom looking toward the clubhouse.â&#x20AC;? â&#x2013;  Penn State Golf Courses, State College, Blue and White Courses â&#x2013;  Blue Course â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Hole No. 14, 190 yards, par 3. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This par 3 is all carry,â&#x20AC;? said PGA Pro Joe Hughes. â&#x20AC;&#x153;A pond fronting the green must be carried from the tee. Two well-placed bunkers behind the green will collect any long shots, leaving the golfer with a sand shot at a green sloping toward the water hazard. The green slopes severely from back to front, so it will hold a tee shot, however, unless you are below the hole, chances are the putt will have a severe break.â&#x20AC;? â&#x2013;  White Course â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Hole No. 14, 210 yards, par 3. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This par 3 is one of the original designed holes by golf course architect and World Golf Hall of Fame inductee, Class of 2013, Willie Park Jr.,â&#x20AC;? explained Hughes. â&#x20AC;&#x153;There are well positioned bunkers to the left of the green and a steep slope for any errant shot to the right of the green, make this a postage size landing area. This difficult, downhill golf shot will test any skill golfer.â&#x20AC;? CHECK OUT OUR ONLINE SPECIALS!!!

â&#x2013; Philipsburg Elks Country Club, Philipsburg â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Hole No. 3, 356 yards, par 4. PGA professional Paul Fischer said that No. 3 is a real challenge. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The tee shot should be played about 200 to 225 yards keeping it short of the hazard that run across the hole. The fairway is lined with many trees making it important to find the fairway. The approach shot is straight up the hill to a small green, which is surrounded by several mounds, two bunkers and a large tree. After reaching the green the fun is just beginning as the green has a slope from back to front so being below the hole is a must.â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x2013;  Skytop Mountain Golf Club, Port Matilda â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Hole No. 16, 190 yards, par 3. According to Skytop vice president Rich Brennan, No. 16 is one of the most picturesque in Centre County. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Skytopâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s No. 16 is breathtaking. A par 3, measuring 190 yards from the back tee, drops more than 160 feet to the green, which is surrounded by mature oak, maple and evergreens. Standing on the tee boxes, one can view three mountain ranges in the distance beyond the green.â&#x20AC;? â&#x2013;  Toftrees Golf Resort, State College â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Hole No. 9, 392 yards, par 4. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The hole is accented with fountains, this water hazard forces the golfer to carry nearly 240 yards of watery grave from the longest set of tees. Once over the water, the hole can be a birdie for many players, yet the anxiety it creates on the tee shot results in dozens of lost balls every day. This lake not only serves as a giant ball wash, but is home to an array of wildlife and has become a favorite for the State College Bird Club,â&#x20AC;? according to pro Tom Katanick.

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Blue’s Clues Defense outdoes the offense in annual Blue-White Game By PAT ROTHDEUTSCH sports@centrecountygazette.com

UNIVERSITY PARK — Those Penn State fans looking to recreate the experience of a windy and cold November Saturday afternoon — including some snow — at the 2013 Blue-White spring football game were certainly not disappointed. Those who came to see a wide-open, up-and-down display of coach Bill O’Brien’s complex and varied offense were probably not as happy with this year’s edition of the game. It was, as O’Brien said more than once, just the 15th practice of this spring’s drills and another day for his team to get better in preparation for the start of the real season in August. Still, most of the players were out there, the band played, and there was a nice crowd in attendance considering the conditions. Like last year’s game, both the offense and the defense used only the most basic schemes and formations, and many of the players were either scratched because of injuries or didn’t play very much. Even so, the day was important, according to O’Brien, and it added the finishing touches onto tough days of practice. “It’s a 15th practice and it is very, very important,” he said. “Believe me, any time you take the field, it’s very important. There were competitive spots on the line today, position battles and things like that. I don’t want to take anything away from that but I want the guys to have fun. “This is the best time of their lives. They are going to a great university and they are playing a spring game in front of thousands of fans, in a stadium, in my opinion, the best stadium in the country. It is a fantastic atmosphere. I just want these guys to have fun. They deserve to have fun. They worked hard all spring and all winter, so I hope that they had fun today.” All of this is not to say that there were not interesting things about the game that will have a bearing on what Penn State puts on the field in September. Take Akeel Lynch, for example. The 6-foot, 214-pound redshirt freshman took the field at Beaver Stadium for the first time and immediately displayed a slashing running style and a huge potential. Because Bill Belton did not play due to a toe injury and Zach Zwinak left the game early with a hand problem, Lynch got

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PENN STATE running back Akeel Lynch fights for yards during Saturday’s Blue-White Game at Beaver Stadium. He finished the afternoon with 83 rushing yards. lots of reps and finished the afternoon with 83 yards rushing and a touchdown. He also drew praise from O’Brien. “I thought he ran hard, I really did,” O’Brien said. “Again, I have to go back and watch that tape, but I thought he ran hard just from being down there at field level and watching him run the football. “I’m always stressing with Akeel getting his pads down and running with his pads out over his toes and I think he did a good job of that today. He’s a great guy, what a good kid. His high school coach was up here last week and he’s just really, really glad that he’s on our team.” Lynch was actually a bit upstaged by sophomore Deron Thompson who ran for 97 yards on just 12 carries, which means that in the fall, Penn State will be able to go at least four-deep at the running back position. As usual, all eyes were on the quarterback position, and as usual, the competition will come down to the wire this summer. Sophomore Steven Bench and JUCO transfer Tyler Ferguson

took most of the snaps, and neither one performed well enough to outright win the position—or lose it. Bench completed 9 of 15 passes for 99 yards and a 27-yard touchdown pass to Jesse James. Ferguson also went 9 of 15, and he threw two touchdown passes and for a total of 90 yards. “Run-ons” Austin Whipple and D.J. Crook also played, and they will be joined in the QB competition this summer by highly recruited freshman Christian Hackenberg. “I thought they both produced,” O’Brien said about Bench and Ferguson. “I thought both had some nice throws. Like everybody, coaches and players included, in every game you play, you wish you had some plays back. I’m sure they do too. I thought they both did some decent things out there today. “What I’ll do now is go back by myself and I’m going to watch all of the film from the spring over the next week. I think that both guys did some really good things, I’ve said that all spring. No, I’m not any closer as I sit here now. I

enjoy coaching both guys and eventually we’ll have to make a decision, but I’m not ready to make that right now.” The offense racked up 455 yards of offense and scored four touchdowns. All six of the players who ran, caught, or passed for a touchdown will be either freshmen or sophomores in the fall. The defense actually won the scrimmage by recording nine sacks (at four points each) and holding the offense scoreless over the last quarter. The sacks weren’t quite sacks since contact with the quarterbacks was not allowed and the refs called the plays dead whenever a lineman came even close to one of them. Yet the defense was able to make good penetration all afternoon, and even though it played without DaQuan Jones, Ben Kline, and Stephen ObengAgyapong, the overall look was very similar to last year’s unit. The wide receivers and tight ends will be a definite strength of the 2013 team. Tight end Jesse James led all receivers on Saturday with five catches for 77 yards and a touch-

down and he was followed by upand-coming sophomore Matt Zantellato who had four catches for 53 yards. Allen Robinson, in very limited action, ran the ball 29 yards on a reverse in the first half. In all, things are going according to plan for the Nittany Lions. “We had a very productive spring,” O’Brien said. “We have, in my opinion, some really good, tough football players. We have to manage how much they practice and how much they hit on a daily basis. We feel good where we’re at as far as contact speed and tackling, coming out of the spring. “I thought there were some good plays on the defensive side of the ball today as far as tackling went and rushing the passer, some really good things. “Starting next year, we’re working our way down to 65 scholarships, which we have to be down by Sept. 1, 2014. We began that process last year. We’ll have to do a good job in training camp of monitoring the health of the football team. I’m pretty pleased with where we’re at right now.”

Thompkins commitment punctuates Blue-White Weekend By TIM TOLLEY

Tim Tolley is the founder of the website, www. victorybellrings. He covers recruiting for The Centre County Gazette. Email him at psutimm@gmail. com.

UNIVERSITY PARK — As is normally the case in spring camp, the most meaningful moment from last weekend happened behind the scenes. Following Bill O’Brien’s Blue-White post game press conference, he was sitting far from the public eye, discussing the future with North Carolina athlete, De’Andre Thompkins. It was during that meeting that the Under Armour All-

American gave his verbal pledge to the Nittany Lions. Thompkins had said as recently as last week that his recruitment could take him all the way up to signing day, but told me that something clicked for him during the second half of the scrimmage. He was able to spend some time with other future Penn Staters, including blue chip quarterback Christian Hackenberg, who may have helped influence Thompkins. “It means a lot when you have a great guy like him throwing the ball,” Thompkins said. Thompkins played primarily running back as a junior and rushed for 1,359 yards and 10 touchdowns while taking five of his 11 kickoff returns back for touchdowns. He is projected to play wide receiver at the next level and has the speed to contribute sooner rather than later. He recently ran a

4.39 40-yard dash at a Rivals camp and raised some eyebrows while working out against top competition. That performance seemed to accelerate his recruitment, as he received offers from Tennessee, Notre Dame and Clemson DE’ANDRE in the weeks that folTHOMPKINS lowed. Penn State took notice long ago and offered Thompkins a scholarship back in November before hosting him on an unofficial visit during the Wisconsin game. Thompkins is rated as a four-star athlete by 247Sports and was recently named to the ESPN 150 list as the 54th best overall

prospect in the country. He will likely be the headliner of this recruiting class and could very well contribute on special teams as soon as he steps foot on campus. Thompkins has game-changing speed and adequate (6feet, 170 pounds) size to play early, but he may have to learn the nuances of playing wide receiver before becoming an allaround threat. Though he previously held offers from West Virginia, North Carolina, Duke and others, he says that is behind him and he will now turn his focus toward recruiting for Penn State. “I will never push people to do anything but I will definitely be talking to other guys,” he said. Fortunately for the Nittany Lions, Thompkins is the caliber of player that other prospects will listen to.


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Opportunity Knocks State College makes the most of six hits in 7-3 victory vs. Cedar Cliff By PAT ROTHDEUTSCH sports@centrecountygazette.com

STATE COLLEGE â&#x20AC;&#x201D; The State College baseball team did not have many scoring chances against Cedar Cliff on Monday afternoon, but the Little Lions took full advantage of the ones they were given. State College managed only six hits in the game, but it squeezed out seven runs on those hits and then turned to the pitching combination of Ken Craig and Dan Fry to close out the Colts in a 7-3 Mid-Penn Conference win. Ryan Karstetter, with a triple and an RBI, Caleb Walls, with a double and an RBI, and Fry, who had two singles and a run scored, were the leaders on offense for the Little Lions, while Craig and Fry combined to give up only three hits and one earned run in the victory. Fry was especially effective on the mound. He came in in relief of Craig in the fourth and pitched one-hit ball over the final four innings and gave up only one run â&#x20AC;&#x201D; and that was unearned. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I was throwing more balls than I would like,â&#x20AC;? Fry said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I havenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t had a lot of outings this year, this was my second, but on the mound I wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t really comfortable. So I didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t throw as well as I should have, or have in the past, but on the mound I would take this as a pretty good day. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Only giving up one hit, you canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t ask for much more, but one hit given up in a close ball game is still a great game pitched.â&#x20AC;? The Little Lions opened the scoring in the game with two un-

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STATE COLLEGEâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S Dan Fry delivers a pitch during Mondayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s game with Cedar Cliff. earned runs in the bottom of the first. Nick Smith walked, and then Fry singled to center. Smith came all the way around to score when the Cedar Cliff right fielder misplayed the ball and Fry went all the way around to third. Darian Herncane then grounded to third, but another error on the throw allowed Fry to score and give SC and early 2-0 lead. Cedar Cliff tied the score with single runs in the second and third innings, but State College took control of the game with a

three-spot in the bottom of the fourth. After a walk to Calvin Sichler and a sacrifice bunt, Craig singled in Sichler with SCâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s third run. Tanner Witter then reached base on another Colt error, putting runners at the corners with one out. Witter then stole second base, and on the throw, Craig scored. Walls then followed with a linedrive double that scored Witter and gave SC a 5-2 lead. State College upped its lead to 7-2 with two more runs in the fifth. After Herncane walked,

Karstetter tripled to center field, scoring Herncane, and then Karstetter scored on a ground ball that just eluded Cedar Cliff pitcher Jackson Pettis with the final State College run of the day. â&#x20AC;&#x153;That was the positive of today,â&#x20AC;? State College coach Bill Tussey said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We did get a few opportunities and just tried to be aggressive and push it a little bit, and it worked out for us. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I was pleased with both of the pitchers (Craig and Fry). Take away the walks, and I would have been really pleased with them. They know that, and when we

had to, we threw strikes, made them put the ball in play, and the defense did what it had to do.â&#x20AC;? Going into the seventh inning with a 7-3 lead, Fry looked to close out the game after striking out two of the first three batters in the inning and walking Noah Malone. But then Fry opened the door a bit for Cedar Cliff by walking Alex LaFaver and Bradon Lackey, which loaded the bases and brought the tying run to the plate. Fry escaped by getting cleanup hitter Kyle Wickenhazer to pop out behind first base to end the game. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I was getting a little bit tired,â&#x20AC;? Fry said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;and the mound was still playing tricks with me. I was getting into my own head a little bit with fatigue and stuff, so it was getting to me. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It was great that (second baseman) Jonny Herzing came over and made that play behind first. At first, I thought it was routine, but when I saw where it was going, I was a little nervous. I was glad he came over and made the play. It was awesome.â&#x20AC;? With the win, State College improved its record to 7-4 with Mid-Penn rivals Chambersburg, Cumberland Valley, Carlisle, and Central Dauphin all coming up in the next week. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re getting there,â&#x20AC;? Fry said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We still have some guys who should be hitting better. I should be hitting better, making more contact. Defensively, we played pretty well and havenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t gone overload with mistakes. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re doing fairly well for where we are in the season.â&#x20AC;?

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Nittany Notes: Howard captures first floor exercise title in 50 years

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UNIVERSITY PARK — After finishing fourth in the team competition at the NCAA Gymnastics Championship at Rec Hall on Saturday night, the Nittany Lions hoped for strong showings in the individual competitions on Sunday. What they got was something that hadn’t happened in 50 years. Freshman Trevor Howard posted his career-best score of 15.800 in the floor exercise and claimed Penn State’s first NCAA individual title in that event in 50 years. It was the first career NCAA title for Howard, who led six Nittany Lions who earned All-American honors on the afternoon. Two placed among the top-eight on the parallel bars and still rings, and junior Adrian Evans earned his second straight All-American distinction on the pommel horse. Performing before an enthusiastic home crowd of more than 1,500, Howard finished one-quarter of a point ahead of Stanford’s Eddie Penev, who won the Nissen-Emery Award, given to college gymnastics top student-athlete. The freshman gave Penn State its first floor exercise title since Tom Seward tied for top honors in 1963. Howard is the third Nittany Lion to win the award in school history, joining Seward and Jean Cronstedt in 1954. Evans earned All-American honors on the pommel horse for the second straight season when he completed his routine with a score of 14.675 and finished fifth overall on the event.

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PENN STATE’S Trevor Howard competes during the floor exercise at the NCAA Gymnastics Championships on Saturday night at Rec Hall. Clearfield’s Scott Rosenthal (15.400) and Parker Raque both earned All-American honors on the still rings. Rosenthal finished third overall and got his third straight All America distinction, and Raque finished sixth and racked up his fourth career All America honor. Felix Aronovich notched his second All-America certificate of the championships when he finished fifth on the high bar with a score of 14.725. The senior was also an All-American in the all-around, which was contested on Saturday, and finished with four All-American honors. Sophomore Matthew Felleman

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Trinity outlasts State High boys’ lacrosse squad By PAT ROTHDEUTSCH sports@centrecountygazette.com

HOUSERVILLE — Except for the first period, State College’s boys’ lacrosse matchup against highly regarded Trinity on Tuesday afternoon was dead even. Unfortunately for the Little Lions, that first period was dominated by Trinity as the Shamrocks scored six unanswered goals in the first 12 minutes and then three of the first four goals in the second period to take a commanding eight-goal lead. State College battled back, scoring four of the last six goals in the game, but the early Trinity onslaught was too much to overcome and the Little Lions fell, 11-5. Trinity had five different players score in the first period, with two goals by forward Jon Miller, and then added three more in the first four minutes of the second frame that ballooned the Shamrock’s lead to 9-1. Gavin Rallis scored two goals for the Little Lions, helping them fight to within 10-5 midway through the fourth quarter, but Trinity scored again with just over two minutes to play to put the game away. “We just weren’t picking up the ball early,” State College coach Jeff King said. “We came out and missed three shots right off the bat, point blank shots, but their goalie made two nice saves. “That kind of set the tone for us early, and we tanked a little bit. But we challenged them at halftime to play it one

ground ball at a time, one pass at a time, and they responded well and it helped.” After Trinity goalie Karl Dickey made those early saves, Mark Mandak scored the first Shamrock goal just over three minutes into the game. Miller followed with a drive down the middle of the SC defense to make it 2-0 just one minute later, and then Kyle Scott scored at the 6:35 mark to make it 3-0. Before the end of the period, Miller would score again and so would captains David Hergenroeder and Connor Bailey to leave State College six goals behind after only 12 minutes of play. The second quarter opened in similar fashion as Trinity scored three goals sandwiched around SC’s first score by Reginald Goeke that put the score at 9-1. State College was not ready to quit, however, and Rallis scored twice before halftime to bring the Little Lions to within 10-3 going into the break. “In the second half I think we were able to get some better wing play,” King said, “and get the ball off the ground a little bit more. So they stepped up in that way.” That improved play led to a very good defensive stand in the second half for the Little Lions. State College gave up only one goal after halftime — a shot by Miller with less than two minutes to play — and crept to within 10-5 when Kobie Gibson scored with just under seven minutes left. But in the end, the early lead by Trinity was too much to recover from and the

Shamrocks played stall-ball to close out the 11-5 win. “We were a man down in the game quite a bit,” King said. “I thought we played with a little more aggressiveness, but maybe we paid for it in penalties. “We got them going a little bit more. We

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Piratesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; fans see glimmer of hope Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re forgiven if your attitude toward the Pittsburgh Piratesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; hot play after a horrendous 1-5 start falls under the category of â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve seen this movie before.â&#x20AC;? Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s still April, but the teamâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s performance following the seasonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s first week has met the loftiest of expectations thrust upon the team after a pair of exciting summers gave way to lateseason fades in 2011 and last year. Since a 6-2 loss to the Dodgers wrapped up a sweep in Los Angeles, Pittsburgh has gone 9-4 (through Monday) and has done so against teams which finished above the Pirates in 2012. The clubâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s recent 7-2 run through its past homestand only saw the Pirates sweep defending NL Central champion Cincinnati; split a twogame series with St. Louis, a team that was one win away from a World Series appearance last fall, and take three of Shawn Curtis four from Atlanta, which had basecovers Pittsburgh ballâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s best record before visiting Pittssports for the Centre County burgh. Gazette. Follow The formula for the teamâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s success him on Twitter remains the same as it was in the last @shawncurtis430. two seasons: Other-worldly, bordering on heroic, pitching from all arms and a different-heroevery-night lineup, which has come to play a bit earlier than normal. By now, youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re aware that the last year when Pittsburgh finished above .500, the nationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s biggest debates involved Super Nintendo vs. Sega Genesis and if Crystal Pepsi was a good idea. The answer to those items are Super Nintendo and yes, Crystal Pepsi was amazing. Since 1992, there have been few moments of amazingness from the Pirates. A fast start here becomes a colossal fade down the stretch. An inspiring sweep or series win

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ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT Bald Eagle Area brings ‘Fiddler on the Roof’ to life By ANNE WALKER For The Gazette

WINGATE — The “tradition” of excellent high school musicals continues April 25-27 when Bald Eagle Area High School presents “Fiddler on the Roof.” The curtain will rise at 7:30 p.m. April 25 through 27. Once the curtain rises, the students of Bald Eagle Area will introduce the audience to the little Russian village of Anatevka and its spokesman, Tevye, played by Cody Mandell.

If you go What: “Fiddler on the Roof” When: 7:30 p.m., April 25-27 Where: Bald Eagle Area High School More info: www.beasd.net Tevye leads a Jewish peasant’s life, milking his cows and selling the milk in the town. He lives his life, working, providing for his family, wearing a prayer shawl, praying and keeping Sabbaths because, he says “It’s a tradition.” Tradition, in fact, generates much of the play’s action. Tevye turns to tradition when his daughters Tzeitel (Samantha Rougeux), Hodel (Kaitlyn Laird) and Chava (Becca Bowling) decide to choose their own husbands instead of having their marriages arranged by their father. In Tevye’s dismay, he does what any devout Jewish man would. He looks to his faith, hoping to understand why his daughters have turned their backs on his beloved traditions. “Where do they think they are?” he muses, “America?” But the world outside Anatevka has changed. Burdened, not only by his daughters’ choices, but also by the constant threat of pogroms, Tevye comes to realize that his beloved traditions must change as well. As his daughter Chava points out before she leaves home to marry a non-Jewish Russian boy: “The world is changing, Papa.” Based on stories by Yiddish humorist Sholem Aleichem and set to a score by Jerry Bock, the show features popular stan-

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BALD EAGLE AREA High School will perform “Fiddler on the Roof” from April 25 through 27 at the high school. From left, Samantha Rougeux, Richard Spicer, Meghan Shiels, Cody Mandell, Kiara McClusick, Ben Leskovansky, Kaitlyn Laird and L.J. Flood. dards including “Sunrise, Sunset,” “Matchmaker, Matchmaker,” “If I were a Rich Man” and, of course, “Tradition.” The young cast, under the direction of Lindsey Allison and Eric Brinser, brings new vitality to this classic musical. Cliff Smolko plays Lazar Wolf the butcher. The wealthiest man in the village, Lazar Wolf has set his eye on Tzeitel, Tevye’s oldest daughter. Tevye favors this union with enthusiasm. Tzeitel does not. Smolko has remarkable presence and projection, while Mandell’s Tevye has a

Collection to provide meals to hungry Americans From Gazette staff reports UNIVERSITY PARK — The Center for the Performing Arts at Penn State has collected more than 10,000 candy wrappers during its 2012–2013 season. Through an innovative recycling program, that translates into more than 400 free meals for hungry Americans. Thanks to a TerraCycle program called the Candy Wrapper Brigade, which awards points for each wrapper collected, the Center for the Performing Arts is able to provide 415 meals through Feeding America. The charity, with a mission to provide nourishment to America’s hungry, uses a nationwide network of member food banks. “The Center for the Performing Arts is excited about how much participation we have received this year, especially from churches and schools in the community and surrounding counties,” said Len Codispot, a member of the Center for the Performing Arts Green Team. “A big thanks goes out to St. Marys Area Middle School. Our Green Team was recently invited to their Day of Giving, where we received 22 pounds of candy wrappers.” Last season the fine arts presenter collected more than 6,400 wrappers that were redeemed to provide clean drinking water

for a year to 43 people in developing countries. Candy wrapper drop offs are still welcome. Patrons attending events at Eisenhower Auditorium, on the corner of Shortlidge and Eisenhower roads at University Park, may place used candy wrappers in lobby collection boxes. Eligible waste — from auditorium concession sales or from home or office use —includes individual candy wrappers, large candy bags and multi-pack candy bags. Candy wrappers and bags may also be dropped off at Eisenhower during regular business hours, weekdays 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., or at the Penn State Downtown Theatre Center (146 S. Allen St., State College), weekdays 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturdays 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Penn State employees may send candy wrappers and bags via campus mail to Pam Aikey at Eisenhower or Shannon Bishop at the Downtown Theatre Center. Each year millions of candy wrappers are needlessly thrown away. Most end up in landfills. TerraCycle partners with Mars, Wrigley and Cadbury to create a second life for candy packaging, but all brands of wrappers and candy bags are accepted for the recycling program. Learn more about the candy wrapper program at www.terracycle.net.

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more introspective nature than normally seen in the boisterous character. They share a sense of timing that makes for some comical moments in their scenes together. Despite the show’s humorous moments, it has some somber messages. The Russians barely tolerate the Jews. They ransack the little town under an order from their commanders in Moscow. Tevye casts Chava from his family because of her Gentile husband. And finally, all the Jews in Anatevka

must sell their homes, pack up their belongings and leave due to a Russian edict expelling them from the area. In the final scene we see Tevye saying farewell to the friends and neighbors with whom he’s spent a lifetime of work, prayer, celebration, learning and commiserating. But we also see Tevye’s resilience, his determination and his devotion to his family as well as to his faith. And that, we realize, is what he means when he says “without tradition, our lives would be as shaky as a fiddler on the roof!”

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THE FOR GOOD Performance Troupe, sponsored by the Centre County Down Syndrome Society (CCDSS) and supported by the Delta High School Program, had its spring performance on April 13 at the Fairmount School auditorium in State College. The For Good troupe offers an opportunity for persons with Down syndrome to participate in community musical theater and performance activities, while offering members of the broader community the chance to participate in, and celebrate the success of our performers. A total of 18 performers from the CCDSS and 10 community peers performed 10 songs centering on the theme of “Overcoming Obstacles…. Accomplishing Dreams.” Five were songs from popular culture (such as “Never Say Never” by Justin Bieber) and five were songs drawn from musical theater (such as “Any Dream will Do” from “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.”) One CCDSS member also performed an original song of his own.


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Trio makes central Pa. debut on April 27 The last half decade has taken them from street-performing on European street corners to venues across the continental United States to an acclaimed performance on NPR’s “A Prairie Home Companion” with Garrison Keillor. The band’s debut EP, “Risk Not Your Soul” (2011) reached the top 10 on the Roots Music Report’s folk radio chart. Their second record, “Scheme”, was released in May 2012. Tumbling Bones will perform an unplugged concert. The Center for Well Being is located on CATA’s M route near the stop at Pike and Mary streets in Lemont. For more information about the band, visit tumblingbones.com. For more information about the Acoustic Brew Concert Series, visit acousticbrew.org.

From Gazette staff reports LEMONT — The members of Tumbling Bones are only in their mid-20s but are well-versed in the roots of country, blues and old-time music. The group makes its first appearance in the area at 7:30 p.m. on April 27 at the Center for Well-Being, 123 Mount Nittany Road in Lemont. The concert is part of the Acoustic Brew Concert Series. The group — Jake Hoffman, Peter Winne and Sam McDougle — formed in Portland, Maine, but now make their home in New York City. Their music combines traditional folk with contemporary rock ‘n’ roll the band members were reared on to create unique original arrangements and compositions.

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

THE BREWERY, 233 E. BEAVER AVE., STATE COLLEGE (814) 237-2892 Sunday, April 28

Karaoke, 9:30 p.m.

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Whiskey Wayne Project, 7:30 p.m. Cabinet, 8 p.m. Nora Jane Struthers and The Party Line, 5 p.m.

THE GINGERBREAD MAN, 130 HEISTER ST., STATE COLLEGE (814) 237-0361 Thursday, April 25 Friday, April 26 Saturday, April 27

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GOVERNORS PUB, 211 W. HIGH ST., BELLEFONTE JT Blues, 6:30 p.m. Bisquit Jam, 6:30 p.m.

INFERNO BRICK OVEN & BAR, 340 E. COLLEGE AVE., STATE COLLEGE (814) 237-5718 Thursday, April 25 Friday, April 26 Saturday, April 27

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

THE RATHSKELLER, 108 S. PUGH ST., STATE COLLEGE (814) 237-3858 Thursday, April 25 Friday, April 26 Saturday, April 27

Team trivia, 7 p.m. Mr. Hand, 10:30 p.m. Mystery Train, 10:30 p.m.

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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 community@ centrecountygazette.com or mail information to The Centre County Gazette, attn: What’s Happening, 403 S. Allen St., State College, PA 16801.

ONGOING Onion Sale — The Kiwanis will hold their annual Vidalia onion sale. Place your order by May 1 and pickup the onions from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on May 17 at the Snider Agricultural Arena, University Park. Call (814) 238-0486. 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. Call (814) 3551516 or visit www.centrecountylibrary.org. Exhibit — “Far and Near Horizons: World Tour of Contemporary Landscape Artists” is a collection of landscape works by artists from around the world will be on display through Sunday, April 28 at the Green Drake Gallery and Arts Center, 101 B W. Main St., Millheim. Gallery hours are 58 p.m. Thursday, 1-8 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and noon to 3 p.m. Sunday. Call (814) 249-2486 or visit www.green drakeart.com. Donation Collection — Centre County Young Patrons of Husbandry (part of Centre County Grange) is collecting gently used large flower planters for a community service project for placing the flower planters filled with flowers on the fairgrounds during the 2013 Fair in August. To donate, call (814) 355-7734, (814) 422-8365 or (814) 359-2442.

THURSDAY, APRIL 25 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 info@

mydiscoveryspace.org. 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 info@mydiscoveryspace.org. Visit the website at mydiscoveryspace.org. Lunch Concert — The Penn State School of Music will present Bach’s Lunch: Hi-los at 12:10 p.m. in Eisenhower Chapel, Pasquerilla Spiritual Center, University Park. Admission is free. Call (814) 863-0255 or visit www.music.psu.edu. Hooks and Needles — Bring your projects to share ideas and tips with others who knit from 1-2:30 p.m. at Centre County Library and Historical Museum, 200 N. Allegheny St., Bellefonte. Call (814) 3551516 or visit www.centrecountylibrary.org. Apps, Apps — Review of some of the hot, trendy apps now, and find some useful games, productivity apps, and more from 1-2 p.m. and 5-6 p.m. at East Penns Valley Area Branch Library, 225 E. Main St., Millheim. Call (814) 349-5328 or visit www. centrecountylibrary.org. Drop in Gadget — The Centre County Library and Historical Museum will host a Drop in Gadget crash course is a one-onone help for your e-readers, smartphones, tablets, digital cameras and other gadgets will be available from 2-3 p.m. and 6-7 p.m. at East Penns Valley Area Branch Library, 225 E. Main St., Millheim. Call (814) 3495328 or visit www.centrecountylibrary.org. Preschool Storytime — Stories and crafts for preschool will be held from 2-3 p.m. at Holt Memorial Library, 17 N. Front St., Philipsburg. The theme is in like a lion. Storytime programs meet Pennsylvania learning standards for early childhood education. Call (814) 342-1987 or visit www.centrecountylibrary.org. Lego Club — Be creative with Lego blocks from 3:30-4:30 p.m. at Centre County Library and Historical Museum, 200 Allegheny St., Bellefonte. Three sized brick

will be available. Call (814) 355-1516 or visit www.centrecountylibrary.org. Recital — The Penn State School of Music will present senior recital with Michael Fries, horn at 5 p.m. at Esber Recital Hall, Music Building I, University Park. Admission is free. Call (814) 863-0255 or visit www.music.psu.edu. 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 family movie night. Call (814) 342-1987 or visit www.centrecountylibrary.org. Groundbreaking — The Centre Region Parks and Recreation Authority Board and the COG Parks Capital Committee will hold a groundbreaking ceremony for the future Oak Hall Regional Park at 7 p.m. at 120 Linden Hall Road, Boalsburg. Refreshments will be served. Call (814) 231-3071 or email crpr@crcog.net. Student Concert — The Penn State School of Music will present a student concert, Symphonic Wind Ensemble at 8 p.m. at Eisenhower Auditorium, University Park. Tickets are available at the Eisenhower Ticket Center (814) 863-0255, 1-800ARTS-TIX or online at www.cpa.psu.edu.

FRIDAY, APRIL 26 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 “Caramelo,” by Sandra Cisneros from 1-2 p.m. at Centre County Library and Historical Museum, 200 N. Allegheny St., Bellefonte. Call (814) 355-1516 or visit www.centrecounty library.org. Chicken BBQ — The Ferguson Township Lion’s Club will hold a chicken barbecue on from 4-6 p.m. at 424 W. Pine Grove Road, Pine Grove Mills. The cost is $8.50 for a dinner and $4.50 for a half of chicken. You

can eat in or take out. Call Charlie at (814) 238-6695. Recital — The Penn State School of Music will present PPC recital with Alisha Rufty, cello at 5 p.m. at Esber Recital Hall, Music Building I, University Park. Admission is free. Call (814) 863-0255 or visit www.music.psu.edu. “Fiddler on the Roof” — The Bald Eagle Area Middle and High School Drama Club will present “Fiddler on the Roof” at 7:30 p.m. at Bald Eagle Area High School Auditorium, 751 S Eagle Valley Rd, Wingate. Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets will be available at the door. Poetry — Fourth Friday Poetry, hosted up by Margie and Carl Gaffron, will be held at 8 p.m. at the Green Drake Gallery, 101 W. Main St., Millheim. Admission is free, but donations will be accepted. Light refreshments will be served. Email greendrake art@gmail.com or call (814) 349-2486. Recital — The Penn State School of Music will present DMA solo recital with Mi Jin Lee, piano at 8 p.m. at Esber Recital Hall, Music Building I, University Park. Admission is free. Call (814) 863-0255 or visit www.music.psu.edu. Recital — The Penn State School of Music will present senior recital with Ian Kennedy and Alex Vecchio, voice at 8 p.m. at Eisenhower Chapel, Pasquerilla Spiritual Center, University Park. Admission is free. Call (814) 863-0255 or visit www.music. psu.edu.

SATURDAY, APRIL 27 Spring Spruce-Up — Centre Region Parks and Recreation will host the Annual Spring Spruce-Up Day in conjunction with Comcast Cares Day from 8 a.m. to noon. Individual and volunteer groups are needed to help with a variety of tasks to help prepare local parks and facilities for the busy summer season. After a morning of hard work, volunteers may enjoy a lunch provided by Comcast Staff. Visit www.crpr.org.

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What’s Happening, from page 25 Sale — Soup and bake sale will be held at 9 a.m. at Spring Creek Presbyterian Church, Mary Street, Lemont. Call (814) 355-9084. Cleanup Day — Volunteers are needed for a cleanup day for the Port Matilda Cemetery from 9 a.m. to noon on Cemetery Road, Port Matilda. Volunteers are asked to bring any tools they may have such as rakes, week-eaters, leaf blowers and chainsaws. Rain date is May 11. Call Wanda Myers at (814) 692-8107. Spring Bazaar — A spring bazaar will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Gregg Township Fire Hall, 106 Water St., Spring Mills. Homemade hoagies, soups and baked goods will be available. Call (814) 422-0353 or email tap1993@verizon.net. Dog Jog — The Fifth Annual Dog Jog 5K and 1.5K Fun Walk will be held at The Grainge Fair Grounds, Gate 2, Centre Hall. Registartion begins at 8:30 a.m., 5K race starts at 10 a.m., 1.5K Walk/Fun Run starts at 11 a.m. and a Resue-Vendor Fair/Silent Auction will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Call (814) 364-1725. Bake Sale — A chicken barbecue and bake sale will be held at 11 a.m. at the Jacksonville Emmanuel United Church of Christ, Jacksonville Road. Meals cost $8 and a half chicken is $5. A portion of the proceeds to benefit the American Cancer Society Hope Loadge. Tour and Discussion — Join the innkeeper or park staff for a tour of the Nature Inn, including a detailed explanation of LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) and the major green building systems from 10-11 a.m. in the lobby of the Nature Inn at Bald Eagle State Park, 201 Warbler Way, Howard. Learn about geothermal heating and cooling, solar hot water heat generation, rainwater harvesting, native habitat restoration and the use of rain gardens during this behind the scenes visit. Call (814) 625-2775 or email BaldEagleEE@pa.gov. Spaghetti Dinner Ride — Snow Shoe rails to trails annual spaghetti dinner and ATV ride fundraiser (motorized usage by membership only) will be held with a meal served from noon to 3 p.m. at Moshannon Community Center, 1351 W. Sycamore Road, Moshannon. Meatballs, meat sauce, roll, salad and beverage will be served. Meals cost $8. Spaghetti Dinner — A spaghetti dinner will served from noon to 8 p.m. at the Unionville Café, 205 Main St., Unionville. Meals cost $10. Dinner will include spaghetti, salad and a drink. Dinner will help raise money for Kara Hammond, 2012 Bald Eagle Area High School graduate, who has been selected to be in the 2014 Miss Pennsylvania USA pageant in December. Money will be used to pay for her entry fee (about $1,100), and cost of a gown, cocktail dress, a pageant swimsuit and a business outfit. Series — Be Well Associates and the Central PA Holistic Wellness Group will hold a Holistic Wellness Series featuring “Reiki” with Sue McFadden and Beth Whitman, Karuna® masters and teachers, from 1-2 p.m. in the Community Room, Inspired Holistic Wellness, 107 S. Spring St., Bellefonte. Call 814) 883-0957. Treasure Hunting — Join the park naturalist in learning how to use a GPS unit and discover the intriguing world of geocaching from 2-3 p.m. at Pavilion No. 7, Bald Eagle State Park, 149 Main Park Road, Howard. GPS units will be provided by the park. This program is for all ages but children will need the assistance of an adult to participate. Call (814) 625-2775 or email BaldEagleEE@pa.gov. Recital — The Penn State School of Music will present senior recital with Evan

Harger, trombone at 3 p.m. in Room 128, Music Building II, University Park. Admission is free. Call (814) 863-0255 or visit www.music.psu.edu. Acoustic Brew — Acoustic Brew Concert series will feature Tumbling Bones at 7:30 p.m. at the Center for Well Being, 123 Mount Nittany Road, Lemont. Tickets are available at http://acousticbrew.org or at Nature’s Pantry, 2331 Commercial Blvd., State College and Webster’s Bookstore Café, 133 E. Beaver Ave., State College. Call Jenna Spinelle at (570) 617-5667. “Fiddler on the Roof” — The Bald Eagle Area Middle and High School Drama Club will present “Fiddler on the Roof” at 7:30 p.m. at Bald Eagle Area High School Auditorium, 751 S Eagle Valley Road, Wingate. Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets will be available at the door.

SUNDAY, APRIL 28 Recital — The Penn State School of Music will present senior recital with Peter Rea, voice at 2 p.m. at St. Paul’s United Methodist, 109 McAllister St., State College. Admission is free. Call (814) 863-0255 or visit www.music.psu.edu.

MONDAY, APRIL 29 Mission Central HUB — Bellefonte Area Mission Central HUB open at from 911 a.m. at the Trinity United Methodist Church, 128 W. Howard St., Bellefonte. Call (814) 355-9425. Gadgets and Gizmos — East Penns Valley Area Branch Library will host an introduction to Gizmos and Gadgets from 9:3010:30 a.m. at the Penns Valley Area Senior Center, 102 Leisure Lane, Madisonburg. Learn about the gadgets and technology world has to offer, with a hand-on demonstration of tablets, MP3 players, e-readers and more. Call (814) 349-5328 or visit www.centrecountylibrary.org. 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 feelings. Storytime programs meet Pennsylvania learning standards for early childhood education. Call (814) 3495328 or visit www.centrecountylibrary.org. Preschool Storytime — Picture book stories, puppet play and crafts for children will be available from 10:30-11 a.m. at Centre Hall Branch Library, 109 W. Beryl St., Centre Hall. The theme is April showers bring May flowers. Storytime programs meet Pennsylvania learning standards for early childhood education. Call (814) 3642580 or visit www.centrecountylibrary.org. Toddler Storytime — Books, music and literacy enriching activities designed for children ages 18-36 months will be held from at 10:30-11:15 a.m. at Centre County Library and Historical Museum, 200 N. Allegheny St., Bellefonte. Storytime programs meet Pennsylvania learning standards for early childhood education. Call (814) 355-1516 or visit www.centrecounty library.org. Drop in Gadget — East Penns Valley Area Branch Library will host a Drop in Gadget crash course with one-on-one help for your e-readers, smartphones, tablets, digital cameras and other gadgets will be available from 10:30-11:30 a.m. at the Penns Valley Area Senior Center, 102 Leisure Lane, Madisonburg. Call (814) 3495328 or visit www.centrecountylibrary.org 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. Dance — Central Pennsylvania Ballroom Dancers Association will hold a

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Cinco de Mayo dance Sunday, May 5 at Christ Community Church, 200 Ellis Place, State College. Live music will be performed by The Headliners. Merengue lesson will begin at 4:30 p.m., buffet dinner will be served at 5:45 p.m. with dancing from 6-9 p.m. Buffet reservations are due by Monday, April 29. Call Peggy Campbell at (814) 237-3008 or email at peggy_campbell@ comcast.net.Visit http://cpbda.com. Yard Sale — A yard sale, bake sale, and soup sale will be held from 6-8:30 p.m. Thursday, May 2; 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, May 3, and Saturday, May 4, in the Fellowship Hall, Howard United Methodist Church, 144 W. Main St., Howard. Quarts are $5 each and can be pre-orders for quarts of soup should be made by Monday, April 29, by contacting Patti Long at (814) 625-2182. Natural Family Planning — The Natural Family Planning Center of Central Pennsylvania will offer a hour-long Introduction to the Ovulation Method of Natural Family Planning at 7 pm in the Community Room, Schlow Centre Region Library, 211 S. Allen St., State College. Call Margaret Okere at (814) 238-0901. Understanding Dementia — The St. Paul Women of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America will present “Understanding Dementia” by Anne Campbell, CDP, administrator of The Terrace at Brookline at 7 p.m. at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 277 W. Pine Grove Road, Pine Grove Mills. The presentation is about dementia, memory loss and resources for caregivers and patients. A question and answer session will follow. Snacks will be provided. RSVP to bgs3@psu.edu or call (814) 234-0750.

TUESDAY, APRIL 30 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 www.crpr.org. 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. Pancake Day — Pancakes will be served for the 56th Annual Kiwanis Pancake Day from 11 a.m. to 1p.m. and 4-7 p.m. at the Undine’s Lambert Hall, Blanchard Street, Bellefonte. Meals are by donations $7 for adults and $5 for children under 12. Proceeds to benefit children’s projects. Preschool Storytime — Stories and crafts for children ages 3-6 are available from 1:30-2:15 p.m. at Centre County Library and Historical Museum, 200 N. Allegheny St., Bellefonte. The theme is bathtime. Storytime programs meet Pennsylvania learning standards for early childhood education. Call (814) 355-1516 or visit www.centrecountylibrary.org. Lego/Duplo Club — Be creative with Duplo 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 www.centrecountylibrary.org. 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 10:30-11:30 a.m. at Holt Memorial Library, 17 N. Front St., Philipsburg. Storytime programs meet Pennsylvania learning standards for early childhood education. Call (814) 342-1987 or visit www.centrecountylibrary.org. Yoga Class — A gentle yoga class will be held from 5-6 p.m. at the Howard United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, 144 W.

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WEDNESDAY, MAY 1 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 and Historical Museum, 200 N. Allegheny St., Bellefonte. Storytime programs meet Pennsylvania learning standards for early childhood education. Call (814) 355-1516 or visit www.centrecountylibrary.org. Preschool Storytime — Stories and crafts for children ages 3-6 are available from 10:30-11:30 a.m. at Centre County Library and Historical Museum, 200 N. Allegheny St., Bellefonte. Storytime programs meet Pennsylvania learning standards for early childhood education. Call (814) 355-1516 or visit www.centrecounty library.org. 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 butterfly bash. Storytime programs meet Pennsylvania learning standards for early childhood education. Call (814) 342-1987 or visit www.centrecountylibrary.org. 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. Mission Central HUB — Bellefonte Area Mission Central HUB open at from 13 p.m. at the Trinity United Methodist Church, 128 W. Howard St., Bellefonte. Call (814) 355-9425. 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 info@ mydiscoveryspace.org. Visit the website at mydiscoveryspace.org. 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. Lecture Series — Friends’ Richard Koontz Memorial Lecture Series: “200th Anniversary: Naval Aspects of the War of 1812” with Captain James Bloom, U.S. Navy Retired, will present part two of his talk on the United States naval perspective on the outcomes of “The American War” with England at 7:30 p.m. the Pennsylvania Military Museum, 51 Boal Ave., Boalsburg. Call (814) 466-6263. Visit www.pamil museum.org. — Compiled by Gazette staff

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GROUP MEETINGS The Gazette will publish the regular meeting dates and times for all Centre County social and service groups, organizations, clubs, etc. that have membership open to the public. To be included in the weekly listing send information by Wednesday one week prior to publication to community@centrecountygazette.com or mail to: The Centre County Gazette, attn: Group Meetings, 403 S. Allen St., State College, PA 16801. Adult Bible Study and Kids Program offering practical help from the Bible and a fun and productive time for kids will meet 7 p.m. Wednesdays Nittany Baptist Church, 430 Mountain Back Road, Spring Mills. Call (814) 360-1601 or visit nittanybaptist.org. 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 edteam@ccwrc.org or visit ccwrc.org. 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 edteam@ccwrc.org or visit ccwrc.org. ALIVE Teen Club meets at 6 p.m. Sundays at First Baptist Church, 539 Jacksonville Road, Bellefonte. Call (814) 3555678 or visit fbcbellefonte.org. Alzheimer’s/Dementia Support Groups First Friday of every month at 1 p.m. and second Tuesday of every month at 6:30 p.m., Mount Nittany Dining Room at The Inn at Brookline, 1930 Cliffside Drive, State College. Call or email Anne at (814) 234-3141 / teadmin@brooklinevillage.com or Janie at (814) 235-2000 / iwpcommrel@brooklinevillage.com for more information. 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 fbc bellefonte.org. Bald Eagle Grange No. 151 meets at 7 p.m. the first Tuesday of every month at the Grange Hall in Runville. Bald Eagle Watershed Association meets at 7 p.m. the fourth Wednesday at the Milesburg Borough Building, 416 Front St., Milesburg. Visit baldeaglewatershed.com. The Bald Eagle Area Class of 1959 meets at 6 p.m. the first Wednesday of each month for dinner. Location changes each month. Call Joyce at (814) 383-4337 or email ljt2342@ embarqmail.com. Bald Eagle Area Class Of 1960 meets for lunch at 11:30 a.m. the third Thursday of every month at The Bestway Restaurant, 1023 N. Eagle Valley Road, Howard. Call Barb (814) 466-6027. Bald Eagle Area Class of 1962 meets for breakfast at 9 a.m. the first Saturday of each month at Bestway Truckstop Restaurant, state route 150, Milesburg. Call Sandy at (814) 387-4218. 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 bea.1964@yahoo.com. 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 5:30 p.m. the second Friday of each month, Bellefonte Elks, 120 W. High St., Bellefonte. Call Kay at (814) 359-2738. Bellefonte High School Class 1967 meets for breakfast at 8:30 a.m. the first Saturday of each month, 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 bellefontetrain.org. Bellefonte Kiwanis Club meets at noon Tuesdays at the Moose Club, 125 N. Spring St., Bellefonte. Call Richard King, (814) 355-9606 or email kings430elinn@yahoo.com. 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) 2801656. 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 standinten@aol.com. 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 jmoest@yahoo.com. 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 meetup.com/Central-PA-HolisticWellness-Group/. The Centre County Down Syndrome Society meets from 7 to 9 p.m. on the second Thursday of the month in the offices at 111 Sowers St., Suite 504 in State College. Email ccds society@gmail.com or visit centrecountydownsyndrome.org. 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 len@decarmine.com. Visit centrecountyreiclub.org. 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 www.centrepieces guild.org 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@aol.com. 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. FHA Center for Weight Management and Nutrition will host a bariatric surgery support group from 6-7 p.m. the third Thursday or each month in Classroom 4, Lewistown Hospital, 400 Highland Ave., Lewistown. Sessions are moderated by Virginia M. Wray, DO, CNSP. Call (717) 242-7099 or visit my familyhealthassociates.com. 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, almcgregor@ comcast.net or Susan Kennedy (814) 692-5556, susank81@ gmail.com. 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 nittany mineral.org. 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. Marion Grange 223 meets at 7 p.m. the second Thursday of every month at the Jacksonville Grange Hall. For more information, call Brenda at (814) 383-2796. The Milesburg Lions Club meets 7 p.m. first and third Tuesday every month, Milesburg Center across from 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 state collegemops. 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 nittanyknights.org, 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 nittanymineral.org. 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 Reg@MarketValueSolutions.com or visit NittanyValleyWoodturners.org. 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) 4667921. 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 beth@inspiredholisticwellness.com or visit www.inspiredholistic wellness.com. RSVP is appreciated. The Romans 12:2 Group meets from 7-8:30 p.m. Mondays at 204 W. High St., Bellefonte. The group is an addictions breakaway program sponsored by Lifegate Baptist Church 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 StateCollege SacredHarp.com. The Snow Shoe Lions Club meets at 6:30 p.m. on the first and fourth Wednesday of every month, at the Moshannon Community Center, State Rte. 144, Snow Shoe. Soroptimist International of Centre County 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 hjlaw11@aol.com. State College Area High School Class of ’65 meets for brunch at 10:30 a.m. the second Wednesday of each month at Way’s Fruit Market, 2355 Halfmoon Valley Road, Port Matilda. State College Downtown Rotary Club meets at noon on Thursdays at Damon’s, 1031 E. College Ave., State College. State College Elks Lodge meets 7:30 p.m. the second and fourth Tuesday of each month at Mountain View Country Club, 100 Elks Club Road, Boalsburg. State College Lions Club meets at 6:15 p.m. the first and third Thursdays of the month at Damon’s, 1031 E. College Ave., State College. State College Rotary Club meets 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 statecollegeweaversguild.weebly.com or call (814) 234-7344. Support Group for Family & Friends of Childhood Sexual Abuse Survivors sponsored by The Centre County Women’s Resource Center from 5:30-7 p.m. Mondays. Call (814) 237-5220 ext. 247, email edteam@ccwrc.org or visit ccwrc.org. 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. Walker Grange #2007 will meet the second Tuesday of every month at 7 p.m. at the Walker Township Building, 816 Nittany Valley Drive, Bellefonte. Weight Loss Challenge will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Park Forest Baptist Church, 3030 Carnegie Drive, State College. The class will also meet at 7 p.m. Thursdays at the Faith Baptist Church, 647 Valley Vista Drive, State College. Membership fee is $35. Call Darlene Foster at (814) 238-8739 or email at rdf55@verizon.net. 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 membership@wngs.org or call (814) 360-1063. 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 womenswelcomeclub.org or email wwcmembership@ gmail.com. Young at Hearts Club meets for Red Pin bowling at 1 p.m. the first and third Wednesday of the month at the Millheim Lanes, Main Street, Millheim. A yearly $5 donation is requested to join the club. — Compiled by Gazette staff


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PUZZLES 31. Symposiums

63. A man of high rank

29. Having died recently

1. Maple genus

35. Bewail

64. Islamic leader

30. Organic compound

5. Not what it seems

36. The den of wild animals

CLUES DOWN

CLUES ACROSS

9. Overly masculine 14. X2 = Vaitape’s island 15. Source of the Blue Nile 16. A way to dislike intensely

1. Urge and help on

33. Jazz ostinato

38. Result or consequence

2. Musical endings

34. Carbamide

3. Writer Jong

41. Lolium temulentum

39. Bike transportation

4. Places in rank order

40. Length of office

5. 2 photos = 3D

41. April’s birthstone

6. Annoy persistently

42. Tip of Aleutian Islands

7. Am. Natl. Standards Inst.

45. Occupy a seat

18. Goidelic language of Ireland

46. Grand __, vintage

19. TV advertising awards

47. Paved outdoor spaces

20. Out of stock: purchase later

51. 1954 Milland/ Hitchcock movie

23. Ribbon belts

56. South American racoon

24. They __ 25. Winged goddess of the dawn

57. Cold (Spanish) 58. About aviation 59. Deliberate destructive burning

26. OK to go out with

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61. Largest river in Transcaucasia 62. Binding

44. Army luggage bag

8. Female Dionysus cult members

45. More nimble

9. Panga knife

48. A citizen of Iraq (alt. sp.)

10. Having sufficient skill

49. Greek or Roman performance hall

11. Currently fashionable

50. Junipero __, Spanish priest

12. Fishing barb

51. Walleye

13. Many not ands

52. Moldavian capital 1565-1859

21. Polite interruption sound

60. Any place of bliss or delight

Sudoku #2

32. Klutzes

37. Go inside of

43. Wrote a short composition

17. Copyread

Sudoku #1

31. Take to one’s heels

53. Egyptian sun god

22. Grouch

54. Latin word for order

27. Arabian chieftain (var. sp.)

55. Wander

28. W. German capital 1949-90

56. Whip with 9 knotted cords PUZZLE #1 SOLUTION PUZZLE #2 SOLUTION

ACID

CULTIVATE

MANURE

PRUNING

ACRE

CUTTINGS

PERENNIAL

ROOT

AERATE

DIGGING

PLANTS

VARIEGATED

ANNUALS

DIVIDING

ARBORETUM

DORMANCY

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APRIL 25-MAY 1, 2013

GRAND RE-OPENING

Thrifty Boutique opens in Centre Hall By SAM STITZER pennsvalley@centrecountygazette.com

CENTRE HALL — Jaime’s Thrifty Boutique held its grand opening in Centre Hall earlier this month. The store, at 233 N. Pennsylvania Ave., is located in the former Luse’s IGA store and features gently used items of clothing, jewelry, furniture, televisions and other items. The store is operated by Jaime Carpenter and her husband, Chuck, of Spring Mills. Carpenter said she started small, enjoying yard sales, thrift stores, and auctions. She ran a market in Belleville and wanted

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to take it to the next level. “My dream was to open up a thrift store,” she said. Carpenter said she finds items for the store in many diverse locations. The store will also take items for consignment sales. “We’re trying to bring in nice, gently used items,” Carpenter said. She calls the store a “thrifty boutique” because she strives for a somewhat higher merchandise quality level than many typical thrift stores, while still maintaining a level of thrift in the pricing. For more information, call Jaime Carpenter at (814) 404-3293.

JOHN DIXON/For The Gazette

MOUNTAIN VIEW Country Club owners Marty and Chuck McIntyre, along with Pennsylvania Sen. Jake Corman, R-Centre County, cut the ribbon for the grand re-opening of the country club recently.

Business seminar set for May 29 and business acumen, business etiquette, effective communication skills and public speaking. Presenters include Tammy Miller, of Tammy Speaks, LLC; Rick Capozzi, of CapozziGroup; and Mary Kay Williams, of MindShift Consulting, Inc. For more information or to register call (814) 360-4031.

From Gazette staff reports

SAM STITZER/For The Gazette

JAIME AND CHUCK CARPENTER operate Jaime’s Thrifty Boutique in Centre Hall.

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 APRIL 1-5, 2013 BELLEFONTE

Richard P. Delage and Lynn Delage, 490 Millgate Road, $295,000. Village of Nittany Glen LP to Barrie Lee Kutruff and Karen S. Kutruff, $199,285.

BOGGS TOWNSHIP Tracey G. Benson and Claire Ann Kimmel to Robert R. Blair estate, Annette E. Blair executor, Constance E. Blair, James R. Blair and John S. Blair, $1.

STATE COLLEGE — Area business owners and professionals will host “Enhancing your professional presence,” a one-day seminar, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on May 29 at the Ramada Conference Center on South Atherton Street in State College. Topics include workplace diversity

CareerLink offers help finding a job CENTRE HALL — As a part of the PA CareerLink Centre County GET2WORK Youth Employment Program, young adults ages 17 through 21 who need help finding a job are invited to stop by between 2 and 4 p.m.

LOCAL MORTGAGE RATES

BURNSIDE TOWNSHIP

Scott Taylor and Laura Taylor to Robert D. Stemler and Rose M. Stemler, 228 E. High St., $107,000.

BENNER TOWNSHIP Howard S. Grove Sr. and Shirley L. Grove to Brian S. Grove and Jennifer L. Grove, Farmview Lane, $1. Marvin R. Bryan Sr. estate and Marvin R. Bryan Sr. to Shane R. Hosterman, 1819 Valley View Road, $92,000. Ronald D. Mattern, Allen Rex Mattern by agent, Daniel L. Mattern by agent, Gary G. Wilt by agent and M & W Venture to C. Wanda Gingher, 169 Quarry St., $286,000. Jonathan C. Rooks and Amy J. Rooks to

on April 30 at the Brothers Pizza, 237 N. Pennsylvania Ave. in Centre Hall. CareerLink will offer help about how to find a job, gain experience and get paid. Get on the job training. For more information, contact Rick or Sarah at (814) 2725465.

From Gazette staff reports

15 Year Fixed

William A. Scott and Jeffery A. Scott to Jeffery A. Scott, 260 East Road, $9,500.

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CENTRE COUNTY First National Bank of PA and Circleville Road Partners LP to First National Bank of PA and Circleville Road Partners LP, $0.

COLLEGE TOWNSHIP Donna K. Corl and Donna K. Fetter to Peabody Group LLC, 138 Limerock Terrace, $1. Ruth Ziff Revocable Agreement of Trust and Marilyn Z. Kutler trustee to Carol Dan-

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Deeds, from page 29 berry Jagoe, 363 Village Heights Drive, $193,000. S&A Homes Inc. to Nizar Dajani and Gehan Abdelrehim, 141 McCann Drive, $451,687. John M. Corneal to S&A Homes Inc., 605 Brandywine Drive, $90,000. Christopher M. Brown, Jennifer A. Brown, George R. Brown Jr. and Michelle K. Brown to Mark D. Mortensen, 222 Gerald St., $100,000.

Robert D. Hazel and Roseanna M. Hazel to William D. Johns II and Christina L. Johns, 216 Apollo Ave., $239,900. Michael J. MacIntosh and Rebecca L. Mugridge to Douglas Hagman and Pamela Hagman, 111 Willowbrook Drive, $219,900. Larry B. Sharer and Janet S. Sharer to Garen W. Smith Trust and Garen E. Smith trustee, Boal Ave., $41,600.

HUSTON TOWNSHIP Elwood G. Martin Sr. Estate and Barbara L. Confer administrator to Elwood G. Martin Jr., 1171 Martins Lane, $55,000.

FERGUSON TOWNSHIP S&A Homes Inc. to Nien-Han Tan and Yaoshan Ivy Li, 125 Meadowhawk Lane, $271,500. Travis B. Roscher and Michelle K. Bouder to John K. Cingolani Jr. and Nicole M. Cingolani, 1312 Linn St., $ 197,000. David M. Myers and Jennifer E. Myers to David M. Myers, 3031 Ernest Lane, $1. David M. Myers and Jennifer E. Myers to David M. Myers, 117 Butternut St., $1. David M. Myers and Jennifer E. Myers to David M. Myers, 120 W. Fairmount Ave., $1. Autumnwood Development Company LLC to S&A Homes Inc., 1937 Autumnwood Drive, $80,000. Robert J. Heinsohn and Anne L. Heinsohn to Robert J. Radzwich and Madeline E. Radzwich, 4104 W. Whitehall Road, $482,500. Eric E. Grele and Aviva E. Grele to Andrew J. Bode-Lang and Katherine F. Bode-Lang, 1657 Oxford Circle, $190,000.

GREGG TOWNSHIP Scott A. Webster and LeeAnn K. Webster to LeeAnn K. Webster, 148 Stone Row Lane, $1. Lois M. Albright to Guy T. Albright and Joyce L. Albright, Long Street. Extension, $1. Guy T. Albright and Joyce L. Albright to Lisa A. Neese and Kenneth V. Neese, Long Street. Extension, $1. Arlan D. Kauffman and Camilla L. Hironimus to Jan N. Heimbaugh, Todd J. Heimbaugh and Todd C. Renney, Sinking Creek Road, $170,000.

MILES TOWNSHIP Mark I. Kauffman to Marni Schmittle and Dale E. Swartz, 510 Millheim Narrows Road, $57,900.

William J. Morgan III, William J. Morgan, Erin S. Graham and Erin S. Morgan to William J. Morgan and Erin S. Morgan, 650 W. Sycamore Road, $1. Marsha A. Tressler to Marsha A. Tressler and Merle W. Nilson Jr., 109 Turkey Eye Lane, $1. M. Gail English to Aaron L. Moore, 102 Borger Road, $65,000. Hallâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s General Store Inc., Hallâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Realty Corporation and Hall Brothers Inc. to Stephanie M. Chicko and James E. Hall, 804 Clarence Road, $ 40,000. Emro M. Danko Estate, Mary Ann Bubb executrix, Tracy J. Rigg, Jodi L. Reed, Jodi L. Shaw and Gina K. Emigh to Mary Ann Bubb and Scott R. Bubb, 155 Dairy St., $29,000.

SPRING TOWNSHIP S&A Homes Inc. to Adam W. Unger and Susan G. Unger, 138 Shady Hollow Drive, $238,811.

PATTON TOWNSHIP Larry S. Dansky and Kathryn H. Dansky to Lyle B. Stephens and Heather K. Stephens, 405 Candlewood Drive, $289,900. S&A Homes Inc. to Susan Marie Holenick, 163 Beaumanor Road, $355,000. Julie A Cooper to Steven P. Shaw, 2009 Mary Ellen Lane, $149,900. Chad A. Corl to Richard J. Row Jr. and James S. Snyder, 112 Haverford Circle, $140,000. John M. Regenfuss II and Erin V. Regenfuss to Chad A. Corl and Stacy L. Reever, 115 Harvard Road, $195,000. William D. Johns, William D. Johns II, Christina L. Hommel and Christina L. Johns to Jennifer L. Walcavich, 416 Galen Drive, $220,000. Alexander V. Soudakov to Christopher R. Chiaro, 1605 Regina Circle, $183,000. Christopher B. Jones and Shannon M. Jones to Vivek A. Srikrishnan and Julie A. Cooper, 36 High Meadow Lane, $262,500.

PENN TOWNSHIP Rodney S. Bowersox and Carol J. Bowersox to Rodney S. Bowersox and Carol J. Bowersox, 151 Sawmill Road, $1.

HAINES TOWNSHIP

PHILIPSBURG BOROUGH

Matthew C. Stover and Bethany Stover to Matthew C. Stover and Bethany Stover, 5574 Penns Valley Road, $1. Dale H. Weaver and Sean L. Weaver to Robert W. Woodring and Heather D. Woodring, corner of Henry Street. and Rachels Way, $1. Eric C. Valentine, Karen R. Erskine-Valentine, Karen R. Erskine and Karen R. Valentine to Keith Snook, 116 W. Aaron Drive, $79,500. Theresa R. Bzdil to Michael Bzdil, Jackson Hill Road South, $1. Theresa R. Bzdil to Michael Bzdil, $1. Theresa R. Bzdil to Michael Bzdil, 172 Sugar Shack Drive, $1.

Laurie S. Nelson to Misty D. Riddle, 219 S. Front St., $135,000.

POTTER TOWNSHIP Thomas M. Stoessel and Amy U. Stoessel to Jefrey F. Wall and Barbara P. Wall, 120 Ashford Manor, $312,000.

RUSH TOWNSHIP

Halfmoon LLC to Greg S. Wisyanski Jr., 70 Apple Creek Lane, $115,000.

Angela Homan and Angela F. Homan to Carl Morrissey, 118 Moshannon St., $3,000. Dorothy A. Moore to Robert W. Moore, 220 Rick St., $1. Rebecca A. Briggs to Craig A. Folmar, 326 Phoenix Road, $61,017. James N. Frank Estate and CNB Personal Representative to Michael M. Maurer and Jennifer L. Maurer, 211 Oakwood Drive, $195,000.

HARRIS TOWNSHIP

SNOW SHOE TOWNSHIP

Susan E. Cowher to Jill Ann Bechdel, 806 Brookside Drive, $130,000.

Paul E. Beals Estate and Sharon L. Hesse executrix to Shane L. Barnyak and Michelle L. Barnyak, Oak Lane, $15,000.

HALFMOON TOWNSHIP

APRIL 25-MAY 1, 2013

STATE COLLEGE BOROUGH David S. Liscinsky and Daniel T. Liscinsky to State College Community Land Trust Inc., $198,000. Timothy K. Kishbach and Karen Kishbach to Timothy K. Kishbach and Karen Kishbach, 919 Grace St., $1. Eric G. Kirby and Karen M. Volmar to Andrew R. Rehmeyer and Jennifer M. Rehmeyer, 563 Ridge Ave., $360.000. George Robert Smith Revocable Trust, Gary K. Smith trustee and Thomas W. Smith to James R. Smith, 215 S. Atherton St., $1. James R. Smith and Elizabeth A. Smith to JRS 81 LLC, 215 S. Atherton St., $1. Julia K. Smith Revocable Trust and Gary K. Smith trustee to George Robert Smith Marital Trust and Gary K. Smith trustee, 760 S. Atherton St., $1. George Robert Smith Marital Trust, Gary K. Smith trustee and Thomas W. Smith to James R. Smith, 760 S. Atherton St., $1. James R. Smith and Elizabeth A. Smith to JRS 19 LLC, 760 S. Atherton St., $1. Annemae Labor Estate, June Butcher co-executor and Desiree F. Fralick co-administrator to Orlando C. Lobo and Catherine C. Almeida, 114 W. Lytle Ave., $178,000. Garbruth Group to MWP LLC, 1117 S. Atherton St., $127,000. Jerry Witherite and Judith Witherite to TBP BIG LLC, 131 Sowers St., $1. Alan J. Benesi and Elizabeth R. Bensi to Penelope L Dorneman and Stephen H. Dorneman, 138 W. Whitehall Drive, $232,500. Larry M. Newman and Cynthia M. Newman to Scott D. Harvey and Lisa M. Harvey, 801 Stratford Drive, $128,000.

TAYLOR TOWNSHIP Linda E. Caldwell to Wilfred C. Hoover Sr. and Kimberly S. Hoover, 2604 S. Mountain Road, $320,000.

UNION TOWNSHIP Robert R. Blair Estate, Annette E. Blair executrix, Constance E. Blair, James R. Blair and John S. Blair to Tracey G. Benson and Claire Ann Kimmel, 648 Wallace Run Road, $130,000.

WALKER TOWNSHIP Lorna H. Tedrow to George R. Tedrow, 136 Lincoln Lane, $145,000. â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Compiled by Gazette staff

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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, rfk102@psu.edu 814-360-1901. Minimum $600/weekend. Flyer with photos upon request.

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LARGE 1 bdrm apt. Lease runs until August 13, 2013. Option to sign lease for 2014 in August if you choose. Located on Stratford Drive in State College. Quiet building with lots of free parking, CATA bus stop across the street. Dishwasher, garbage disposal, balcony, laundry facility on same floor, new air conditioner w/ remote, built in desk, storage units in complex free for tenant use, electric heat. Rent includes water, parking, sewer, trash removal, lawn maint. and snow removal. Tenant pays electric, cable/internet, and phone (if you choose to have it). Security deposit is equal to one months rent - $749. If you are interested please contact THE APARTMENT STORE at 814-2346860. You can also see photos of the apartments by visiting THE APARTMENT STORE in State Collegeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s website.

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LIONSGATE Top floor deluxe 1 bedroom all hardwood flooring apt available ASAP. Large living room and tons of closet/storage space. Kitchen includes refrigerator and dishwasher. Conveniently located 1.5 miles from campus, across the street from a 24 hour Weis and also has a bus stop right by the entrance. Rent includes heat, hot water, cooking gas, trash/sewage, parking, tennis/ basketball courts and basic cable! Dog and cat friendly. $850. If you would like more in-formation you can visit www.lionsgateapts .com or feel free to email me with any questions. dreisbachts @gmail.com

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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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1983 WHEELHORSE C105, heavy duty garden tractor, new 42â&#x20AC;? side discharge deck. New battery, used only for mowing, excellently maintained, $1500 call 814-355-7387 leave message, will return call.

FISHING trip for sale. 1 week stay at Driftwood Lodge Lake Cabetogama, MN for 2013 or 2014. Modern cabin, accomodates 4 ppl. Value $1025. $550. (814) 357-8278

Madison Handbags are stylish, unique, classic bags that are designed by YOU, the customer. Host a party to enjoy a night with the ladies and create a bag that screams YOU! Over 80 fabric options to choose from! www.madison handbags.net/scrater GENERAL ELECTRIC chest freezer, size 20 cu. ft. Lights up when lid opens. Excellent condition. $275. Call (814) 360-1938 GORGEOUS 8 piece sunroom or family room white wicker furniture. Paid $2200, will sell for $500. (814) 237-8821 HUSQVARNA tractor, mower/plow, $1400. Four antique chairs, $350. (814) 404-9075. KENMORE quiet comfort humidifier and 2 new air filters. Covers 2100 sq ft. $35. (814) 237-8821

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 2011 MAZDA CX-7 All Wheel Drive Touring Edition SUV for sale by owner. Great shape still under factory warranty. Loaded with many amenities including heated leather seats. 33,369 miles. Kelly Blue Book value is $17,500 Also has 4 new tires- a $750 value. Wholesale trade-in value is $16,600 for the touring edition. We have just reduced this to $16,500! LESS THAN DEALER TRADE VALUE! Phone 814-571-9563, Ron.


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