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Off and running Centre County track and field athletes took center stage at PIAA championships, which were held at Shippensburg University./Page 19
May 30-June 5, 2013
Volume 5, Issue 22
Historic Bellefonte buildings may see new life By MARJORIE S. MILLER email@example.com
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BIG PLANS: A developer wants to raze the the Hotel DoDe and historic Garman Theatre. According to Bellefonte Borough Manager Ralph Stewart, housing would fill the spot.
BELLEFONTE — Following a series of fires over the past few years, the Bellefonte Borough now is working with a developer to start anew where some of the town’s most prominent properties once stood. After a fire ravaged the Hotel Do De and with it, the Garman Theatre last September, the borough has put in motion a plan to assist an interested developer in obtaining the two properties for his rebuilding project. The project also includes restoring the old Cadillac building, which was destroyed by fire in late 2009. However, a few steps need to happen first. Bellefonte Borough Manager Ralph Stewart said after the Do De burned, there wasn’t a lot of activity or interest in revival. The owners decided not to rebuild, and in December 2012, they entered into a sales agreement with a prospective developer, Ara Kervandjian. Kervandjian, managing member of Progress Development Group LLC, also
now owns the old Cadillac building, which at one time housed apartments, offices and a senior living center, Stewart said. Kervandjian’s plan is to take down the Do De and Garman buildings and put up one new building that would contain workforce housing apartments. He’d also rehabilitate the Cadillac building with a similar vision, Stewart said. The problem with the plan, Stewart said, is that the Garman building is so severely damaged from the fire that it’s not employable. To remedy this, the Bellefonte Borough looked at some options and came across Pennsylvania’s Abandon and Blighted Property Act, which states an entity, such as a borough, can ask the local court for a conservator to oversee an abandoned property, Stewart said. “The Garman fit this criteria,” he said. So the borough filed paperwork, and on March 1 of this year, the Bellefonte Industrial Development Authority was hired as a conservator to oversee the Garman and some kind of resolution for
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Girls on the Run aims to empower young runners By SAMI HULINGS firstname.lastname@example.org
STATE COLLEGE — Learn to run. Learn to have fun running. Learn about nutrition and healthy eating. But most of all, learn about yourself through self-respect and empowerment. These are the lessons Girls on The Run, a positive youth development program for girls from 8 to 13 in Centre County, hopes it can teach them through interactive cur-
riculum and running after-school programs. Started in North Carolina in 1996, the organization has grown to more than 200 councils with more than 80,000 girls served every year. Jennifer Hinkle, the council director, and seven other women started the Girls on The Run Happy Valley in 2011. Currently the council offers programs to four
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SWEET TREAT: Sweet Frog, a new frozen yogurt shop located in the Northland Center, is expected to open its doors in mid-June.
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OFF AND RUNNING: Girls on The Run Happy Valley participants, coaches and parents prepared for the 2012 5K run/walk. Opinion .............................. 7 Health & Wellness ......... 8, 9
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STATE COLLEGE — Get ready, State College: Sweet Frog is coming to town. Sweet Frog will be Centre County’s newest frozen yogurt shop. Owners Jim and Ericka Ahn are working to get the shop ready for its grand opening, which is expected to take place sometime in early to mid-June. According to Jim Ahn, the frozen yogurt shop will be different than anything Happy Valley has to offer. “There are so many options … more than anywhere else, it’s different,” he said. “It’s a great place to bring your family. If you just want to go somewhere for a small, healthy desert, we feel like we have the place.” Sweet Frog will be located in the Northland Center, along North Atherton Street. Jim Ahn said the location was appealing for a number of reasons. “I’ve lived here 20 years, Ericka has lived here all of her life. All of the growth is along North Atherton. Everything is comArts & Entertainment 23-25 What’s Happening .... 25, 26
ing this way … it’s a very good location,” he said. The Northland Center also features plenty of free parking, which is another reason Ahn liked the spot. “Parking downtown is difficult. They cater to the college kids, we’re catering to the families,” he said. Sweet Frog is a self-service frozen yogurt shop. Customers will choose the flavors they want from a bank of yogurt machines. Once the bowl is filled with yogurt, the fun begins. A toppings bar will feature over 70 items — everything from fresh fruit to cookies and candy. The fresh fruit will be just that, according to Ericka Ahn. “Our standards will be very high on the fruit,” she said. “It has to be cut fresh. Everything will be cut daily … we’re not cutting for the next day. It’s all fresh.” The Ahns are local owners. Jim Ahn owned and operated the golf store Fairways and Greens from 1993 to 2009. Jim tried his hand at financial planning before
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Front and Centre REMEMBERING HEROES: The birthplace of Memorial Day hosted a huge celebration on Monday as Centre County paused to remember those who serve. Page 11
GRADUATION DAY: The Centre County Gazette shines the spotlight on five area seniors who will receive their diplomas as a part of the Class of 2013. Page 16-18 GLORY DAYS: Former Penn State defensive tackle Frank Ahrenhold looks back on the Nittany Lions’ 30-6 win over Texas in the 1972 Cotton Bowl. Page 21 AT THE ROOT: Popular 1990s band Rusted Root will perform at 8:30 p.m. on June 1 at the Tussey Mountain Ampitheater. The Gazette’s Allison Giannotti previews the show. Page 25
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THE CADILLAC BUILDING has been sitting vacant following a 2009 fire, which gutted the structure. Bellefonte, from page 1 it. The agreement, which doesn’t involve ownership of the building, states the conservator must hold the property for a minimum of six months, and must come up with a plan for the building, which will be submitted to court within 120 days, he said. A hearing date has been scheduled for June 20 to review the plan, Stewart said. At this time, the court will make a decision based on the IDA’s recommendation of PDG’s proposal. If the court approves the plan, PDG will be awarded the opportunity to acquire the Garman, Kervandjian said. “Nothing officially would happen until sometime in September at the earliest,” Stewart said, because the conservator must hold the property for at least six months. “It’s all tentative,” he said, “but that’s the direction we’re heading in.” Kervandjian said if PDG acquires the Garman following the June 20 court date, its plan for all three buildings would move forward in what would be called the Bellefonte Mews. The Garman and Do De would be razed and a new 21-unit apartment building would be put in their place, named the Garman House. The Cadillac would be renovated into 11 apartments and named the Cadillac House, he said. “The Cadillac House would have a large community center to serve residents of both buildings as well as offices for local support organizations to assist the community as a whole,” Kervandjian said. “The Garman House’s first floor has approximately 6,000 square feet of commercial space planned for rent.” The project has been submitted to the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency for consideration to award Bellefonte Mews tax credits to assist with the necessary debt and equity required to proceed with the project by early 2014, he said. “PDG is committed to this proposed project and what it means for Bellefonte and the community. That includes appreciating adhering to the architectural heritage of the street scape and making sure that the Garman House blends seamlessly with the neighboring buildings. We are hopeful that the momentum will continue over the next few months to make Bellefonte Mews a reality,” Kervandjian said. For more information, visit Progress Development Group’s website at www.pdg-llc.com. To reach PDG’s Lemont office, call (814) 954-0994.
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deciding to get into the frozen yogurt business. His best friend is from Richmond, Va., where Sweet Frog is based. Originally, the Ahns were going to be partners in the business. Once they visited a Sweet Frog, they decided to go all in and own their own store. “We started to travel and visit them,” Ericka Ahn explained, “and we loved them.” The Ahns have visited different frozen yogurt shops across the United States. They contend that Sweet Frog has the best fro yo. “Frozen yogurt has changed since the 1980s … TCBY, places like that,” Jim Ahn said. “You can’t tell it’s yogurt and almost all of our yogurts are fat-free. We offer some non-dairys, sugar-free and some gluten-free. There should be something for everybody.” Sweet Frog is different than a traditional ice cream shop. There is no small, medium or large. No one, two or three scoops. It’s all self-serve, which means the customer controls the portions. The yogurt costs 42 cents per ounce. Because frozen yogurt is a healthy alternative to ice cream, the popularity of the snack is on the rise. “There are trends in the industry, and frozen yogurt is definitely on an uptick. I think the reason for that is because it’s delicious, even though it is healthy,” Jim Ahn explained. Sweet Frog will feature 16 flavors. Those flavors will rotate. There will be the traditional chocolate and vanilla, but look for exotic flavors such as maple bacon doughnut and root beer float. “There are over 80 different flavors that we can choose from,” Ericka Ahn said. The shop will be open seven days a week. According to the Ahns, the hours have not yet been set. For more information about Sweet Frog, visit www.sweetfrog.com or check out Sweet Frog State College’s Facebook page.
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Local veterans celebrate Memorial Day By KEVIN HORNE StateCollege.com
STATE COLLEGE — In towns and cities across America, family and friends gather to celebrate Memorial Day. We all honor those whove given their lives to keep our country safe. For veterans though, Memorial Day takes on a more personal and special meaning. Cory Sprankle, 23, is no ordinary Penn State student. The veteran was deployed for one stint in Iraq from 2008 to 2009 before enrolling in school. “It’s nice that people make an effort to recognize veterans — both the people that died and the ones that are still serving,” Sprankle said. “I don’t think that military people get the respect they deserve sometimes so Memorial Day is a great opportunity to honor veterans.” “A simple thank you when people see troops goes a long way,” Sprankle said. “You don’t need to go out of your way, but simple things like a thank you or a letter to our military members overseas really helps a soldier.” James Washburn, 66, has been through more Memorial Days than Sprankle, but the sentiment remains the same. Washburn served in the army from 1966 to 1972 and is the president of the Moshannon Valley Veterans Memorial outside of Phillipsburg. “Memorial Day is about showing a small amount of respect for those that defend our country,” Washburn said. “It’s important to recognize what a veteran has been through and give the ones that deserve the honor, the honor.” “The general public should help veterans any way that they can,” Washburn said. “Get involved in a Memorial Day service, get involved with outreach. There are a lot of things people can do to show respect. Keep our state looking good and free of litter. Don’t look down at a veteran who needs help.” Shane Logue, another local veteran who works at the State College VFW, was a part of the 3rd Battalion 8th Marines based out of Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. Logue served in the Marines from 2003 to 2007, which included two deployments to Iraq in 2005 and 2006. “Memorial Day is a day for remembrance,” Logue said. “I think it’s a good day to make a more public acknowledgement toward veterans. Veterans always remember
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IN BOALSBURG, thousands gathered to celebrate Memorial Day on Monday. The town’s annual parade marked the occasion. their service but I think it’s great for the wider public.” “I think honoring veterans is most crucial right now,” Logue said. “The World War II veterans are dying off. More emphasis should be getting and recording stories from World War II veterans and thanking them. We don’t have too much more time left with them.” Mike Morlang, 62, is a veteran who dedicates his Memorial Day to making sure others are able to enjoy and appreciate the various ceremonies going on around the area. Morland served for 23 years in the Navy on nuclear submarines and other ships.
“Memorial Day is a time to remember all veterans — those that have passed and those that are still here,” Morlang said. “The problem these days is that people are so young that they only know a lot about Iraq and Afghanistan. I don’t think they teach young people enough about military service.” Morlang, who worked at Penn State’s Breazeale Nuclear Reactor for 14 years following his service, takes part in various services every Sunday and Monday of Memorial Day weekend. “I try to get to as many Memorial Day services that I can,” Morlang said. “It would be perfect if people could come to the ceremonies to honor veterans. I hope people are starting to recognize how important that service is.”
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MAY 30-JUNE 5, 2013 Girls, from page 1 schools within the State College Area School District schools. Recently, a pilot program began in Bellefonte at St. John’s Catholic School this season. “We’re moving into Bellefonte with the hope of eventually serving all of Centre County,” said Hinkle. Hinkle and all other Girls on The Run staff work with schools, participate in community events and coordinate the afterschool programs, all as volunteers. Seeing the changes the program has in the young girls keeps Hinkle and the other volunteers coming back year after year. “I’ve seen amazing things happen with little girls,” she said. In addition to serving as the council director, Hinkle also tries to serve as a coach for the after-school programs, as it allows her to stay personally involved with the girls, see how the program is doing and if there are any changes that need to be made.
If you go WHO: Girls on the Run Happy Valley participants, parents and community members WHAT: Girls on The Run Happy Valley 5K Run/Walk WHERE: Medlar Field at Lubrano Park WHEN: 1 p.m., June 2 WHY: To support Girls on The Run Happy Valley participants “I’ve seen girls go from not wanting to sit in the circle and talk about the topic, girls who don’t want to share, who aren’t comfortable expressing themselves, girls who don’t think they can run at all to running the whole 5K to participating in five more races,” she said. The program offers two 10-week long seasons to girls where they meet twice a week to learn about themselves, in addition to learning the proper way to run and eat.
THE CENTRE COUNTY GAZETTE Hinkle said three volunteer coaches attend each session and teach the young girls about a focus topic. Each session revolved around a self-empowerment and self-respecting topic, with gratitude as an example. At each session, the focus topic is incorporated into the warm-up and two-mile run. Hinkle said confidence is always incorporated into each session, as girls learn to set their own goals. “Girls see changes in their emotional well-being,” Hinkle said. One such girl is Ryan McNamara, who is now a junior at Penn State and serves as the head coach for the Park Forest Elementary program. As a young girl, McNamara participated in two seasons in the Charlotte, North Carolina program. When she moved to Bucks County at the age of 12, there was unfortunately no program for McNamara to join. She vowed she would once again become involved with Girls on The Run as a volunteer or coach once she was able to find another program. During McNamara’s freshman year at Penn State, she contacted the national Girls on The Run office, which put her in touch with Hinkle. McNamara helped to start the Happy Valley program. Now in her second year as a head coach, McNamara loves to spread the uniqueness of the program to young girls. “Each practice focuses on a specific lesson that affects girls throughout adolescence and into adulthood. (A few weeks ago) my group focused on healthy eating and being emotionally healthy, two things that many of our girls struggle with as they grow,” she said. “The program is unique because it combines the benefits of individual sports and team sports. It’s all about setting high goals for yourself, but also learning how to encourage others and to act as a team.” Hinkle said the sessions help young girls who have been bullied tremendously. Last season, she said a young girl who was bullied every day would come to each session crying. “For her to be able to express that and learn how to say no, stand up for herself,
GIRLS ON THE RUN Happy Valley participants and their supporters made their way around the Medlar Field at Lubrano Park at last year’s 5K. even though it was her friend who was bullying her, that’s an extraordinary girl you can give a child, those skills to learn that they are unique and wonderful, even though they are different, even though everyone is different,” Hinkle said. For both Hinkle and McNamara, the goal of the program is to express self-respect, joy and happiness to young girls before they are pressured to make bad decisions. Hinkle said she feels getting to girls before these decisions are made builds well for the community’s future. “Girls understand their role in the community and what they can do, how they can be a part of things. That commitment to the community, it means so much because it means they are going to take that role more serious,” Hinkle said. McNamara agreed, saying that today’s society constantly puts pressure on girls from the media, advertisements and peers. “This program is a great way to start healthy habits early on that last for a life-
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‘Mack’s Teepee’ a fitting tribute to former classmate By LAURA NICHOLS StateCollege.com
STATE COLLEGE — At a very young age, John Cobes and Adalee Wasikonis learned a painful life lesson when their friend suddenly passed away. They miss their buddy, Mack Brady. They miss Mack’s boundless energy and the fun they all shared. And they wanted to do something to help keep Mack’s spirit alive. Mack died on New Year’s Eve, from a bacterial infection. He was just 8 years old. Cobes and Wasikonis have spent the past few months channeling their energy into a project that will reflect Mack’s funloving, playful side. Wasikonis, 12, said she knew right away she had to do something to pay tribute to her friend who was always ready for the next adventure. She and Mack were three years apart and at different schools, but the Park Forest Middle Schooler says Mack was a great friend, never just a “little kid.” “I thought more of him as just funny, he had good ideas. He was cool to hang around,” Adalee said. Her mother, Morgan Wasikonis, says Mack was known around the school as a “good kid.” He even won several citizenship awards. “He was just a really sweet kid who was a friend to a lot of people,” she said. “Mack was all about having fun.” Mack was in Terri Del Real’s third-grade class with his best friend John. When the class studied Native Americans, the two boys brought their lesson home and built a teepee in the backyard with Adalee. It was a memorable moment — it was Mack at his fun loving best. Adalee came up with the idea for a fundraiser to build a “teepee” jungle gym at Park Forest Elementary in Mack’s honor. The project quickly took off. It started with the children, who emptied their piggybanks, dropping whatever change they had into classroom collection jars. One student ran a lemonade stand with the proceeds going toward the fund. Dona-
tions came from friends at after-school YMCA programs, school bus drivers and older siblings. A school-wide fundraiser, dubbed “Adventure Night” is planned for June 7. Mack’s parents think the project is a terrific tribute to their beloved son. Elizabeth Brady and her husband, Christian Brady — dean of the Penn State Schreyer Honors College — are amazed by the students’ efforts and how its empowered them. “I think it’s wonderful. It’s something tangible they can do,” Brady said. “It kind of happened organically. It’s been driven by the kids and I think that’s why they’re so empowered to participate and feel like they have ownership of it.” Wasikonis said there are even plans in for a pancake breakfast fundraiser in the fall. “It’s just getting started,” she said. It hasn’t been easy for Adalee, who says she especially missed Mack on his birthday and would have spent a lot of time with him this summer. John said he knows Mack would think the entire project is awesome. No, make that epic! “It makes me feel good that people are sending in money even though they might have nothing to do with our school or our school district,” John said. “I think (Mack) would have liked to be a part of it.” So far, Mack’s Teepee fundraiser has amassed more than $3,000. The Parent Teacher Organization at Park Forest Elementary has pledged money from its Box Tops for Schools collection. That could put the fund at close to $5,000. DelReal said the project has helped the children deal with the painful loss of their classmate. It’s been difficult for them to grasp what happened. Working on fundraising is making them feel better. Many children have enthusiastically embraced the project, writing letters to local business owners and volunteering to help out at Adventure Night. John recalled Mack as a boy who simply loved life. John could always find his best friend outside, ready to play.
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MACK BRADY, of State College, passed away on Dec. 31, 2012. His classmates are honoring him by building “Mack’s Teepee” at the Park Forest Elementary jungle gym. “He was someone you could just hang out with, who would actually like, play with you and not just just sit there,” John said. One by one, students in DelReal’s class offered their own memories of Mack. The kids, each 8 or 9 years old, recall a boy with an infectious smile who always had a kind word and was unstoppable on the soccer field. They agreed he would have liked Adventure Night a lot, and think he would have been working just as hard as anyone else to raise money. Elizabeth Brady said she and her family,
including Mack’s older sister, will be in attendance at Adventure Night, even helping out at the cotton candy booth. “Mack ... he just enjoyed life,” she said. “He enjoyed everybody, everyone in our family loved him and got such a kick out of him. He just had that kind of lovable spirit. “We love talking about him,” Brady said. “Mack was a very special person. He didn’t take anything too seriously and he was always very funny. He loved to be involved, and I think he would absolutely love it. He would say, ‘This is totally awesome.’”
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Community’s help sought to save parade As many of you know, the Logan Fire Co. is not able to hold its annual Fourth of July carnival this year. However, without proceeds from the carnival, it’s also unable to underwrite the costs of the Fourth of July parade, a Bellefonte tradition that’s delighted young and old for decades. Fortunately, the fire company has agreed to organize the event — if the community is willing to help raise the $2,500 needed to cover expenses. If you’d like to help keep this tradition alive, please send a check made out to “Bellefonte Borough” to borough headquarters at 236 W. Lamb St., Bellefonte, PA 16823. Please write the word “parade” in the memo section. You can also place donations in collection cans (courtesy of Hoag’s Catering) located in stores throughout the borough. Assuming enough money is raised, the parade will take place Saturday, July 6, at 5 p.m. It will start at the former Weis store on East Bishop Street and travel down Bishop Street before turning right onto Allegheny Street then left at the Diamond, finishing at Talleyrand Park. Although an alternate route was considered, Logan Fire Co. representatives wanted to keep the parade on Bishop Street as a show of gratitude to the many Bishop Street residents who support the company. More than 6,500 people live in Bellefonte. If even half of them donate just one dollar, we can continue this very special Fourth of July event. Bonnie and Denny Leathers Bellefonte
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Regulatory bedlam puts us at risk A guy’s walking across a college campus, sees a young woman, grins, winks and, even though he doesn’t know her, says he’d sure like to take someone so beautiful out on a date. She’s offended. She accuses this fellow student of sexual harassment, and, because of new federal rules, she does not have to show that others might also find his remarks objectionable — as previously required. In proceedings that follow, his interrogators do not presume him innocent and can Jay Ambrose is a rule against him columnist for despite reasonScripps-Howard able doubt. News Service. There’s the possibility of a career wrecked by a moment’s resented forwardness. Sounds incredible, doesn’t it? But much worse has happened and the door is being opened for more shocks. This is the new America, an America that is not quite a democracy anymore, but a country dictated to by tens of thousands of pages of bureaucratically promulgated regulations that cover everything from the amount of water allowed in a toilet to the kind of light bulb we dimwits may buy. Maybe some think that every tea party needs a pooper, preferably from
the Internal Revenue Service, and that red-tape specialists should run everyone’s lives, because, after all, they’re better than we are. The evidence tells us something else. It tells us the administrative state can be grotesquely unfair, unconstitutional, self-contradictory, unspeakably autocratically intrusive, stupid and morally repulsive. And as if there wasn’t enough already, more imperiousness recently came our way in the form of the Department of Education. In a Wall Street Journal analysis by a student of the subject, we learn of a department letter letting colleges and universities know they’d darn well better know that speech can be a form of sexual harassment deserving swift action. That’s not all. The letter also says that if supposed victims pronounce themselves offended, that’s criterion enough to decide sexual harassment was committed. Much of higher education may well lower itself to heed this interpretation of federal law, because, if it doesn’t, financial aid and student loans could be lost. Especially when you add these new rules to prior rules, you have a problem. You’ve made speech less free and substituted yet more persecution for justice, which, every American should know, gets trumped elsewhere in our regulatory system. There are said to be so many federal regulations with criminal penalties that no one can be sure of the exact number. If that’s true, you might wonder how citizens can begin to know what those regulations say. The answer is that they don’t and many stumble
into guilty verdicts simply by going about their daily lives with no idea they were doing anything wrong. Two years ago, The Wall Street Journal documented this travesty in an excellent series that pinpointed specific cases that were nothing short of unconscionable in a land that ordinarily evokes pride instead of shame. President Barack Obama will fix our regulatory mess, won’t he? He brags he will. He doesn’t. In January 2011, he talked about addressing the incredible overlap in government programs, and well he should have. As The Washington Post’s Ed O’Keefe reported in 2011, Obama’s stimulus was hardly helped by the fact that funding for its crucial transportation projects depended on five agencies using 100 different distribution mechanisms. Skip two years, and the White House is again pledging action in a situation the Government Accountability Office says is still a bad joke. Some old problems were addressed, but new ones developed. A report in The Fiscal Times notes that all this program duplication represents “about $95 billion in potential cost savings” — $10 billion more than the money saved by the sequester cuts. For more bad news, note the Heritage Foundation’s estimate that the increased economic cost of regulations in Obama’s first term was likely more than seen in any other administration and its prediction that new regulations headed our way will badly burden an economy struggling to get going. I find that probability offensive and suspect many others do, too.
Exporting coal creates dirty problems If you believe in the Biblical story of a six-day creation — and many Americans do — consider whether there’s a reason that the good Lord buried coal, oil and natural gas deep underground and beneath the oceans, where they would be hard to reach. It might be because the stuff is highly toxic in all its forms and imminently incompatible with human life and health. John M. Crisp Of course, teaches English at Del Mar College in many who beCorpus Christi, lieve in the good Texas. His column Lord also believe is distributed by that hydrocarScripps Howard bons are merely News Service. Email another of the him at jcrisp@ many bounteous delmar.edu. resources that He’s committed to our stewardship. And we’ve put few other resources to more extensive use. The highly concentrated energy in hydrocarbons has created the modern world, providing for us comforts, pleasures and freedoms unimagined before humans learned to release coal’s power by burning it. And what would the world be without oil? Reliance on hydrocarbons comes with a price, though, from the thousands of coal miners who’ve suffered premature deaths from black lung disease to the as-yet-unknown conse-
quences of greenhouse gas-induced climate change. Hydrocarbons have done a lot for us, but, speaking of the Bible, one wonders if it’s time to invoke the Christian principle of moderation and restraint. Here’s a broad view of the problem, and then we’ll get specific: In terms of supply, the energy outlook for the United States is better than it’s been in years. New technologies and the high price of oil have made available previously unproductive sources of hydrocarbons. The focus is on environmentally questionable methods of extraction like fracking and inferior types of hydrocarbons like the Canadian tar sands, which require enormous amounts of energy and water to mine and transport. As long as the price permits us to find them, mine them, transport them, and burn them, we appear to have enough hydrocarbons on the North American continent to achieve independence from foreign sources. In fact, we’re becoming more and more an energy exporter. Here’s an example: As we turn toward cleaner sources of energy like natural gas, we continue to mine a dirty source — that would be coal — according to the capitalistic principle that we’ll do nearly anything that creates jobs and produces a profit. Thus a battle is under way in the Northwest. You can find details at www.coaltrainfacts.org, but here are the basics: The Powder River Canyon in Montana and Wyoming has an abundance of coal. Plans are afoot to extract the coal, transport it by rail to
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the proposed Gateway Pacific Terminal at Cherry Point, Wash., and ship it to China, which can quickly and easily absorb another 48 million tons of coal annually. Supporters of this project contend it will create 1,250 permanent familywage jobs. Opponents are concerned about the environmental impact of mining, shipping and burning that much coal, which, they contend, will require 30 miles of new coal trains every day between the mine and the terminal. Even BNSF Railway, the proposed shipper, has admitted that, without mitigation, each railcar can lose between 500 pounds and a ton of coal dust, the substance that causes black lung disease. At best, moving that much coal from Wyoming to China will be a dirty undertaking. For some critics, morality or principle may play a role, as well. As we move toward cleaner natural gas here, are there ethical implications to shipping our dirtiest energy to China, a country that, according to The New York Times, in some places already has hydrocarbon-produced pollution 40 times higher than limits recommended by the World Health Organization? Chinese children are suffering. But morality aside, whether the coal is burned here or in China isn’t important in global terms. Everyone will feel the impact. China is already the world’s No. 1 producer of greenhouse gases. We’re No. 2, but we’re helping China stay on top. Shouldn’t both of us ratchet down the consumption of a temporarily valuable resource that’s extremely dangerous in the long run?
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HEALTH & WELLNESS How to prepare your home and car for emergencies From Gazette staff reports HERSHEY â€” Whether traveling or at home, there are things you can do before an emergency to ensure a swift response and a better possible outcome to your situation. Scott Buchle, program manager for Life Lion EMS at Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, says the biggest problem emergency personnel encounter is that people wait too long to call for help. Some call their family members or doctorâ€™s office and waste precious time. So, it is a good idea that family members young and old know when and how to call 911. The house number should be prominent and not blocked by overgrown brush or other unkempt plants and trees. It is also important to make sure the entry ways into your house are kept clear, because responders need to get in and out the front and back doors. Buchle also stresses the need to have your current medical information available. â€œIf youâ€™re having a problem, the biggest things I want to know when we come is whatâ€™s wrong, what medications, what allergies, what past medical history you have,â€? he said. â€œA lot of times whatâ€™s wrong with you now is related to a past medical problem; that all factors into how weâ€™re going to treat you.â€? In addition, the information should include your full name, emergency contact information, and your primary care physicianâ€™s contact information. Keep this information in a purse or wallet, or something you would be likely to carry with you. Keep copies with
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your medications or in your well-stocked first aid kit and give one to your emergency contact. Programs like the Vial of Life also offer the alternative of a magnetic pouch, kept on your refrigerator, in which detailed information can be stored on each family member. While traveling, carrying the same data can be important in case of an accident. Initiatives like the Pennsylvania Department of Transportationâ€™s Yellow Dot Program suggest keeping updated information on every family member in your glove compartment; however, Buchle says it is still important to carry it in a wallet or purse as well, in case you are separated from your vehicle. He also suggests keeping a basic first aid kit in the car, carrying over-the-counter pain medications and current medications with you (not to be left in your vehicle), and having an ICE (in case of emergency) contact in your cell phone. The standard supplies that Buchle recommends to keep in a basic first aid are: â– Bandages of various sizes â– 4 x 4 gauze pads â– an ABD pad (a.k.a. an abdominal bandage)
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Although adults should be more aware of the risks than children, they still engage in dangerous practices that result in everything from minor cuts and bruises to broken bones and amputations. â€œThe injuries are often severe,â€? Rzucidlo says. If you mow in flip flops or sandals, listen to an MP3 player while mowing, or let kids help push the mower or ride on your lap, youâ€™re asking for trouble, she says. Rzucidlo and the American Academy of Pediatrics recommend the following tips to reduce the likelihood of injury for both children and adults: â– Only use a mower with a control that stops the mower blade from moving if the handle is let go. â– Do not allow children younger than 12 to operate a push lawn mower â€” 16 for a riding lawn mower. â– Wear sturdy, closed-toe shoes (not sandals or sneakers) while mowing. â€œThat way your feet are not as likely to slip and go under the blades,â€? Rzucidlo says. â– Pick up objects from the lawn before mowing. Flying sticks, stones or toys can cause injury. â– Anyone using a mower or near a mower in use should wear protective eyewear and earwear. â€œThe mower puts out really high decibels, so sometimes people will put on music,â€? she says. â€œBut then you are going to have to turn it up louder to hear it, so you arenâ€™t protecting your ears but subjecting them to higher decibel sounds. That is eventually going to cause hearing loss.â€? â– Do not pull the mower backward or mow in reverse unless absolutely necessary. Look for children behind you if you must mow in reverse. â– Always turn off the mower and wait for the blades to stop completely before removing the grass catcher, unclogging the discharge chute, inspecting or repairing lawn mower equipment or crossing gravel paths, roads or other areas. â– Use a stick or broom handle (not your hands or feet) to remove debris in lawn mowers. â– Do not allow children to ride as passengers on ride-on mowers, and keep children out of the yard while mowing. â€œMake sure they are inside or with another adult,â€? Rzucidlo says. â– Drive up and down slopes, not across to prevent mower rollover. â– Keep lawn mowers in good working order. When using a lawn mower for the first time in a season, have it serviced to ensure that it is working correctly.
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Mini-Relay for Life held at Centre Crest From Gazette staff reports BELLEFONTE â€” A mini-Relay for Life was held recently at Centre Crest. The residents and staff raised nearly $1,600. The relay theme this year was â€œWith Super Hero Strength, We Fight Cancer,â€? so the residents were wearing masks and capes as super heroes. Purple bows were placed throughout
Bellefonte to mark the occasion. The Bellefonte Relay for Life was chosen as an enrollment site for a cancer prevention study called CPS-3, which is research today for a cancer free tomorrow. The study will track individuals that have not been diagnosed with cancer (not including skin cancer). The website is www.centrecps3.org to register. Those aged 30 through 65 are encouraged to sign up.
THE CENTRE HOME CARE organization recently recognized its retired and senior volunteer program volunteers with a luncheon at its offices on Commerce Avenue along the Benner Pike. Shown here from right to left in the back row, are Centre Home Care staff members Stephanie Probert, hospice director; Nichole Crawford, volunteer coordinator/social worker; Kristen Kessling, community liaison, followed by RSVP volunteers Molly Schwartz and Mary Crater. Seated, from lower left around the table are Helen Eckley, Dale Eckley, Joanne Green, Barb Snyder, Sarah Vergamini, Patricia Kidder, Louise Shope, Marie Crater and Sara Pifer. Missing from photo: Bob Kidder.
Construction begins at medical center From Gazette staff reports HERSHEY â€” Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center and Select Medical recently began to work on a project to nearly double the number of beds at its joint venture, Penn State Hershey Rehabilitation Hospital.
Since its opening in July 2010, the medical rehabilitation hospital has seen an increasing number of referrals from physicians throughout central Pennsylvania and beyond seeking inpatient rehabilitation for critically injured patients. The expansion will add 44 new beds to the hospitalâ€™s existing 54 beds, nearly doubling the hospitalâ€™s size.
RESIDENTS OF Centre Crest recently held a mini-Relay for Life, which raised nearly $1,600. This yearâ€™s Relay for Life will be held at Governorâ€™s Park on May 31 and June 1.
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South Hills School creates scholarship From Gazette staff reports STATE COLLEGE — South Hills School of Business and Technology recently announced the creation of the Rudy J. and Annamae Labor Memorial Scholarship Fund through the Centre Foundation. This fund will provide scholarships specifically for past graduates and graduating seniors of the Philipsburg-Osceola Area High School who will be attending South Hills School of Business and Technology for the upcoming school year.
The fund, created through an estate gift by Annamae Labor, will provide five $10,000 scholarships to be applied toward the cost of tuition and books. Winners will be determined by a scholarship committee comprised of business and educational leaders from the Philipsburg area. The purpose of this scholarship is to provide deserving candidates the means and encouragement to accomplish career goals through a postsecondary education at South Hills School. Detailed information about
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KURTIS JOSEPH VIEHDORFER, of Snow Shoe, graduated from Olivet Nazarene University May 4, cum laude with a degree in psychology and social work. He is a 2009 graduate of Bald Eagle Area High School and is the son of Kerry and Wanda Viehdorfer, also of Snow Shoe. He is the grandson of the late Hugh and Helen Viehdorfer and Joseph Sprauer. His family and friends attended commencement, along with his grandmother, Rita Sprauer. He is employed at Indian Hill State Services in Momence, Ill.
Wanner named director of Paterno Fellows Program From Gazette staff reports
THE PROTECTIVE SERVICES class at the Central Pennsylvania Institute of Science and Technology watches as a bomb technician demonstrates the operation of the bomb robot owned by the State College Police Department. This battery-operated robot is operated by remote control from within the bomb disposal truck or from a remote location. The Protective Services students had the opportunity to learn about this $110,000 device used by local law enforcement officials as part of their educational experience at CPI.
Lock Haven University names new dean for college of liberal arts and education From Gazette staff reports LOCK HAVEN — Lock Haven University provost and senior vice president of academic affairs, Dr. Donna Wilson has named Dr. Susan Rimby Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Education. As founding dean of the new college Rimby will be instrumental in creating a collaborative atmosphere for several academic disciplines. Susan Rimby graduated from Bloomsburg University in 1976 with a degree in social studies education. While teaching at Governor Mifflin High School she earned an M.A. in history from Kutztown University. She then enrolled in a doctoral program at the University of Pittsburgh, earning her Ph.D. in United States History in 1992. She was an adjunct faculty member at Pennsylvania
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State University-Harrisburg, Millersville University and Gettysburg College while completing her dissertation. Rimby has been a faculty member in the department of history and philosophy at Shippensburg University since 1992. Her teaching assignments have included secondary teaching methods, history, and women’s studies courses. During her years at Shippensburg she SUSAN RIMBY also served as director of the interdisciplinary women studies minor, the chair of the history and philosophy department and more recently interim associate dean of arts and sciences. Rimby is the author of two books, “Nurses’ Questions/Women’s Questions” and “Mira Lloyd Dock and the Progressive Era Conservation Movement.” She has also published numerous articles on both women’s history and teaching methods. “I have deep experience in both liberal arts disciplines and education, and I believe that I can make a positive contribution at Lock Haven. During my interviews, I was favorably impressed with the dedication and professionalism of the university’s faculty, staff, and administrators. I found the students to be enthusiastic and sincere,” Rimby said. “We believe Dr. Rimby was a great choice to develop the new college, create strong synergies, build community and philanthropic support, and continue the strong academic history this institution is known for. I look forward to watching Dr. Rimby lead the new college of Liberal Arts and Education,” Wilson said. The College of Liberal Arts and Education commences in July and will include the following academic disciplines: anthropology, art, communications, communications media, communication studies, English, secondary education English, foreign languages, geography, health and physical education, history, secondary education social studies, honors, interdisciplinary studies, international studies, alternative education (MEd), educational leadership (MEd), middle-level education, music, music education, philosophy, political science, pre K-4, sociology, special education/disability and community services, theater, dance and women’s studies.
UNIVERSITY PARK — Catherine Wanner, professor of history, has been appointed to the Rick and Sue Barry Directorship of the Paterno Fellows Program in the College of the Liberal Arts at Penn State, beginning July 1. She will succeed Jack Selzer, who is the founding director of the college’s leadership program and who will return to teaching and research responsibilities as the Paterno Family Professor of Literature. The Paterno Fellows Program is an academic excellence and leadership program for students in the College of the Liberal Arts, and a unique partnership between the college and the Schreyer Honors College at Penn State. The program now has 160 graduates, and this fall, there will be more than 150 juniors, 200 sophomores, and 400 incoming freshmen who are pursuing the Paterno Fellow recognition. Chris Long, associate dean for undergraduate and graduate education and professor of philosophy and clasCATHERINE sics, noted, “Cathy has been such a WANNER RIMBY dedicated teacher and scholar in the College since 1996. I’m delighted she has agreed to lead the program and continue its success in providing challenging and fulfilling educational and career experiences for our undergraduates.” The Barry Directorship was established by a leadership gift from Rick and Sue Barry, who are leading benefactors of the University. Rick is a 1980 graduate with a B.A. in political science and had a successful career in the financial industry. He retired as the managing director of Eastbourne Capital Management, a California-based hedge fund investment firm he founded in 1999. He is on the board and part owner of the San Diego Padres baseball team and a member of Penn State’s Campaign Executive Committee. Wanner teaches a variety of undergraduate courses including the comparative history of communism, modern Eastern European history, and religious studies. Graduate courses have spanned topics such as religion and secularization, modern European Imperial history, and the history of the Soviet Union. She is currently conducting research on how the politics of religion shaped regional, national, and civic allegiances in the USSR. The Penn State historian is the author of several books including “Burden of Dreams: History and Identity in PostSoviet Ukraine” and “Communities of the Converted: Ukrainians and Global Evangelism;” editor of “State Secularism and Lived Religion in Soviet Russian and Ukraine;” and co-editor of “Religion, Morality and Community in Post-Soviet Societies.” She is currently completing a book entitled Love Thy Neighbor: Rituals of Belonging in Ukraine. Her research has been supported by the National Science Foundation, National Endowment for the Humanities, MacArthur Foundation, and Swiss National Science Foundation, as well as alumni support such as The Woskob Family Fund for Ukrainian Studies. Wanner joined Penn State in 1996 as a senior lecturer in the Department of Anthropology and was named assistant professor of history in 2001, associate professor in 2007, and professor in 2011. She earned a B.S., International Studies, from Franklin & Marshall College; and an M.A. and Ph.D. in anthropology from Columbia University. She also has studied at the Université Paris IV and Universität Zürich.
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THE NITTANY HIGHLAND Pipe Band marched in the firemen’s parade in Boalsburg.
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BOALSBURG — The village of Boalsburg lays claim to being the “Birthplace of Memorial Day.” It began in October 1864, when two teenage girls, Emma Hunter and Sophie Keller, placed flowers on the grave of Emma’s father, Dr. Reuben Hunter, a surgeon in the Union Army, who had died just a short while before. That same day Elizabeth Meyer elected to place flowers on the grave of her son Amos, a private in the ranks, who had fallen on the final day of battle at Gettysburg. The ladies agreed to meet the next year on the same day to decorate the graves of all the fallen soldiers in the cemetery, and a tradition was born. Boalsburg honored Memorial Day 2013 with a host of activities. On Saturday, May 25, a World War II bivouac was set up on the grounds of the Pennsylvania Military Museum. Pup tents were erected, representing both the allied and German soldiers’ encampments, along with displays of authentic equipment and weapons used by soldiers in the war. Soldier re-enactors were on hand to answer questions from spectators and to demonstrate how the equipment works. Re-enactor Gilbert White of the 137th
Regiment Second Mountain Unit was dressed as a German soldier. He showed a table filled with German and Russian ordnance, including various types of land mines and booby traps. One such mine was nicknamed the “Bouncing Betty.” It was a mine, which when stepped on would detonate a charge sending it about six feet into the air, where a second charge would detonate, throwing shards of shrapnel in all directions for up to 150 yards, killing or injuring anyone in its path. Gilbert said: “Movies and TV shows tend to gloss over some of the aspects of war. Seeing it here brings it home.” Another reenactor said that much of the war equipment in their displays is found in garages, government auctions, and online auctions. Some weapons had been turned over to local police departments after elderly veterans had passed away and the items had been found by family members. At 3 p.m., the group “Letters From Home” performed in a pavilion on the grounds. This group is an Andrews Sisters tribute act consisting of Heidi Shafer, Serah Haley and Erinn Diaz, from Winston-Salem, N.C. The ladies perform Andrews Sisters songs, mimicking their singing style and World War II-era costumes with great accuracy. The audience numbered well over 100 people, who filled the pavilion, and spilled
out onto nearby picnic tables. Some audience members sang along with the group, especially during “God Bless America.” Group member Erinn Diaz said her father was a veteran and he loved the Andrews Sisters’ music. “He told us that we needed to start singing this music,” she said. The group makes appearances all over the country. At 5 p.m. that day, the Fireman’s Parade began outside of Blue Spring Park and proceeded through downtown Boalsburg, featuring people in Civil War-era costumes, bands, floats, antique cars, twirlers, and fire fighting equipment from towns in several counties. The Nittany Highland Pipe Band marched in the parade. According to band member Molly Buchanan of Woodward, the band was formed in 1970 by some Penn State employees. Its members play bagpipes and drums, and dress in traditional Scottish plaid kilts. The Boalsburg Firemen’s Carnival, featuring rides and food vendors, was running concurrent with all the Memorial Day weekend events in town. On Memorial Day, May 27, streets of Boalsburg were closed to traffic and filled with arts and craft vendors, where shoppers strolled in a carnival-like atmosphere. Civil War reenactments were performed,
with the sound and smoke of cannons and black powder rifles filling the air. Many musical groups entertained audiences at the nearby Boal Mansion during the day. Across the road, on the grounds of the Pennsylvania Military Museum, a car show sponsored by the American Antique Auto Association (AACA) drew a large crowd of auto enthusiasts. Many antique and classic cars were on exhibit. One of the oldest cars present was a 1918 Cadillac Model 57 touring coupe owned by Scott and Ellen Deno of State College. They bought the car in 2000, and its restoration was finished in 2009. That same year the Cadillac won a first place in an AACA national competition. Patrick Boab brought a 1940 Packard Model 110 four door sedan which was originally owned by the Rich family, who owned Woolrich Woolen Mills in Woolrich. It was bought in Lock Haven in 1940, and has just 25,000 miles on the odometer. A popular vehicle at this show was a 1929 Ford ice cream truck owned by Ed Friedman of Boalsburg. Friedman bought the truck at an auction in Hershey. Friedman was dressed in a white ice cream man outfit with a black bow tie and a change dispenser on his belt. He handed out ice cream bars to children and some adults at the show.
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ED FRIEDMAN poses with his 1929 Ford Good Humor ice cream truck.
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Millheim American Legion Post pays tribute to deceased veterans By SAM STITZER firstname.lastname@example.org
MILLHEIM â€” On May 26, members of American Legion Post 444 in Millheim traveled to numerous cemeteries in the eastern Penns Valley and Brush Valley areas, conducting Memorial Day services to honor veterans whose graves occupy those cemeteries. Post Commander Carol Clark-Baney opened the services, citing a quotation by President John F. Kennedy, who said: â€œA nation reveals itself not only by the men it pro-
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STATE COLLEGE â€” In a remarkable show of support, the State College community donated more than half a million dollars to area charities. And it happened over a span of just 36 hours, thanks to a novel online fundraising machine called Centre Gives. Eighty-two charities are beneficiaries of this program, now in its second year. Centre Gives is sponsored by the Centre Foundation. This yearâ€™s fundraiser ran from 6 a.m. Wednesday through 6 p.m. Thursday. Charities competed to see which ones could raise the most money from their supporters. The Centre Foundation provides $100,000 dollars in matching funds, which is split between the various charities on a pro-rated basis. That means the charities that raised the most money get the biggest slice of that $100,000 pot. The Centre Foundation awards an additional $25,000 in prizes. The whole process takes place on the internet, with donations collected online. Charities used social media, email and other alerts to get the word out to donors. When the two-day fundraiser wrapped up, the grand total topped $552,074, with 4,158 donors having contributed. â€œWe are thrilled that this event has once again been immensely successful for the participating nonprofits,â€? Centre Foundation financial assistant Sarah Sciabica said. â€œWe continue to be amazed by the generosity and support this community has to offer.â€? Some of the top fundraising organizations are: â– The American Philatelic Society: 239 gifts, totaling $62,920 â– Clearwater Conservancy: 148 gifts, totaling $36,325 â– Centre Volunteers in Medicine: 178 gifts, totaling $33,100 â– Discovery Space of Pennsylvania: 117 gifts, totaling $28,455 â– The State Theatre: 252 gifts, totaling $27,898
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Four named as Eagle Scouts awards was by Howard Skinner the chartered organization representative. Other recognitions were presented by Dallas Lykens a representative of the Nitttany Leathernecks, Detachment 302, U.S. Marine Corps League and John Kriner of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, Lodge 1600. A slideshow presentation showing various scouting experiences of the boys over several years was prepared by Chris Hults, a former Scoutmaster and father of Max Hults. Troop 40 is part of the Juniata Valley Council, Boy Scouts of America.
From Gazette staff reports STATE COLLEGE — Four young men were recognized at a court of honor as the newest Eagle Scouts from Troop 40, sponsored by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The four were Max W. Hults, Joseph C. Liechty, Jacob D. Huff and Elijah K. Foster, all of State College. The ceremony was held at the cultural hall of the Church on W. Whitehall Road and was attended by nearly 100 family and friends of the Scouts. The presentation of the Eagle Scout
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SERVICE PARTICIPANTS listen while a roll call of deceased veterans buried in Union Cemetery is read.
Penns Valley observes Memorial Day with patriotic services members played sacred music during the procession. Union Church Members addressed the crowd, referring to the “almost visible presence” of the fallen veterans, and thanking them for the sacrifices they made for our freedom. A prayer by church member Clair Jones followed, and then Tim Zerby read a roll call of veterans buried in the cemetery. The ceremony finished with a 21-gun salute by Millheim American Legion members, a Civil War cannon firing by Jimmy Brown of Hampton’s Battery F and the playing of taps. The service moved to the Union Church sanctuary, which was filled by the large crowd. Patriotic hymns were sung, poems were read and then an address was given by guest speaker Paul Sampsell.
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SPRING MILLS — On Memorial Day, May 27, about 100 people from the Penns Valley area gathered at Saint John’s Union Church in Farmers Mills for the church’s annual Memorial Day service. This event has been held on Memorial Day for several decades. Attendees were issued flowers and small American flags, and then they walked about 300 feet up the road to the gates of Union Cemetery. Flag bearer Tim Zerby of Centre Hall, led the congregation, ranging in age from toddlers to senior citizens, along a meandering path through the hillside cemetery, where they paused to lay flowers on the veterans’ graves as they passed by. A brass choir of Penns Valley High School band
JOHN KRINER from the Elks Lodge 1600 presents American flags to four new Eagle Scouts from Troop 40. From left, Joseph Liechty, Jacob Huff, Max Hults, Elijah Foster and John Kriner.
Nature camps for kids offered outdoors. Centre Region Parks and Recreation offers two art camps and two outdoor explorer camps, as well as fly fishing for trout, gross outdoors, wetlands and kayak camps. For more information, or to register, contact Centre Region Parks and Recreation at: (814) 231-3071 or visit www.crpr.org.
From Gazette staff reports STATE COLLEGE — There is still time to sign up for the nature themed specialty day camps offered by Centre Region Parks and Recreation for this summer. Children will learn camping skills and nature facts while spending quality time
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Bellefonte Childrenâ€™s Fair scheduled for June 1
From Gazette staff reports BELLEFONTE â€” The annual Bellefonte Childrenâ€™s Fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on June 1 on the corner of Curtain and Armor street in Bellefonte. The proceeds from the 64-year-old fair will benefit Bellefonte playground equipment for the boroughâ€™s parks. The fair features food, entertainment, games, face painting and a raffle. The games target preschool and elementary aged children, but the fair offers activities for all ages. Entertainment includes a magician, The Bellefonte Community Band, and Irish dancers. Also, PA Sen. Jake Corman provides a â€œMoon Bounceâ€? that is one of the fairâ€™s most popular activities. Hundreds of volunteers from the community, as well as 50 to 75 Bellefonte Area High School students, participate in the fair. Organizations serving youth in the Bellefonte community are eligible to participate. For more information about participating in the fair, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or a member of the Bellefonte Sunrise Rotary Club.
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STATE COLLEGE â€” Residents of Ferguson Township have a chance to win an iPad Mini by signing up for the new monthly email newsletter being launched in June by the township. The township will be offering a prize drawing for residents who sign up for the email newsletter by 11:59 p.m. on June 2. In an effort to keep residents more informed of township news, the email newsletter will contain news and updates regarding a variety of Ferguson Township events, projects and general information. The grand prize is an iPad Mini. One runner-up prize is a $50 gift certificate to GiGiâ€™s Restaurant, and the other runner-up prize is a $50 gift certificate to Giant. On June 3 at noon, a representative of the township will select the winners in a random drawing. Residents can sign up for the email newsletter by visiting the Ferguson Township website at http://www.twp.ferguson.pa.us and following the instruction below the â€œEMail Newsletter Contestâ€? heading on the right side of the page.
BRYCE DIETERLE unveiled his Eagle Scout Project at the 2013 Geri Ryan Special Olympics Track Meet held at the Penn State Multi-Sport Facility in April. The project was a wheelchair accessible podium, dedicated in honor of family friend, Micah Heckathorne. â€œMicah, along with many of his peers, works hard every day to succeed and to accomplish their goals and I hope this project will benefit many Olympians for years to come,â€? Dieterle said. The podium, which was donated to Special Olympics for use at future events, has ramps attached and can fit six people. Deiterle is a ninth-grade student at the Bald Eagle Area High School and a member of Milesburg Scout Troop 45.
ClearWaterâ€™s Spring Creek Festival and 5K set From Gazette staff reports STATE COLLEGE â€” ClearWater Conservancy will hold its annual Spring Creek Festival and 5k on Saturday, June 1, rain or shine, at the Millbrook Marsh Nature Center in celebration of Spring Creek. The free, community event starts in the morning with a 5K run and continues through early afternoon with educational events, conservation displays, and food and music for all ages. The Tavern Restaurant of
State College is the presenting sponsor of the festival, as it has been previous years. About 30 Central Pennsylvania agencies, non-profits and outdoors organizations and businesses will join ClearWater as exhibitors and sponsors. There will be presentations from area conservation and outdoor groups including fly casting and tying lessons by the Spring Creek Chapter of Trout Unlimited and guided tours of the marsh for adults. Activities for children typically include a Fun Run,
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THE TRASH TO TREASURE sale will be held on June 1 at Beaver Stadium. Early bird shoppers can find treasures beginning at 7:30 a.m. for an entry fee of $5.
Trash to Treasure Sale set From Gazette staff reports UNIVERSITY PARK â€” The 12th annual Trash to Treasure Sale to benefit Centre County United Way is only a few days away. This yearâ€™s event will open at 7:30 a.m. on June 1 for those early-bird shoppers who want first pick of the treasure. Cost is $5. The fee gets shoppers in Gate B of Beaver Stadium to peruse over 63 tons of items donated by Penn State students. Admission is free after 9 a.m. until the sale closes at 2 p.m. This yearâ€™s Trash to Treasure features a new opportunity for bargain hunters. As shoppers enter the sale they will be given reusable canvas tote bags they can fill for $15. Items that donâ€™t fit in the bags will be priced individually, such as TVs, computers, furniture and lamps. Shoppers are welcome to bring their own tote bags but they must meet size specifications. Trash to Treasure honorary chair and Penn Stateâ€™s senior vice president of finance and business, David Gray, feels the â€œTote It Awayâ€? idea is a perfect fit. â€œThis sale is first and foremost a waste management tool for the university. Each year, Penn State averages 190 tons in move-out waste â€” the largest two-day
waste stream produced at Penn Stateâ€™s University Park campus. By introducing reusable totes as an option for shoppers we are promoting our reduce, reuse, recycle and restore philosophy,â€? Gray said. Gray continued: â€œThrough the Trash to Treasure Sale we are able to recycle 42 percent of the move out waste, cut our landfill costs, strengthen town and gown partnerships and support the Centre County United Way Partner Agencies. I canâ€™t wait for sale day.â€? Also on hand for sale day, along with Gray and the Trash to Treasure team, will be Penn Stateâ€™s director of strength and conditioning for football, Craig Fitzgerald. â€œIâ€™m looking forward to being there bright and early to motivate the shoppers who arrive before dawn. I want to get the crowd pumped. This sale is about more than just finding good deals. It is about supporting Centre County through the United Way and that is something I believe in 100 percent.â€? Fitzgerald has also donated and signed a piece of weight training equipment that will be raffled off to benefit United Way. Tickets will be available at the sale. For more information about Trash to Treasure, visit www.t2t.psu.edu.
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Area high school graduations: If you go Bald Eagle Area High School When: 7 p.m., June 13 Where: High school football field (weather permitting)
Bellefonte Area High School When: 6 p.m., June 12 Where: Rogers Stadium (weather permitting)
Penns Valley Area High School When: 6:30 p.m., June 14 Where: High school football field (weather permitting)
Philipsburg-Osceola High School When: 7 p.m., June 7 Where: Memorial Field (weather permitting)
State College Area High School When: 11 a.m., June 8 Where: Bryce Jordan Center, University Park
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SENIOR SEAN CONNELLY BELLEFONTE AREA HIGH SCHOOL
KELSEY BOONE PENNS VALLEY AREA HIGH SCHOOL
Gazette: What are you most looking forward to about graduating from high school? Connelly: I am looking forward to the liberties that will be given to me. While in high school you aren’t given too many. You’re told where to be when and how to do what. In college, there isn’t much of that. Gazette: What are your plans after graduation? Connelly: This summer I will be staying at home while I take three classes at PSU. I also plan on spending a lot of time with my friends before the summer is over. In the fall I will move onto campus and will major in the field of Education. I am currently looking into the major of Secondary English with a focus on English/Communications or the major of Education and Public Policy. I plan to minor in music. Gazette: What is your area of interest? Connelly: I am heavily involved in the fine arts department at the high school. Music has become my life while at Bellefonte. I am a member of the bands, choirs, full orchestra, and the drama club. I love performing in front of people. Gazette: Where are you going to college? Connelly: I will be attending Penn State University. Gazette: Where do you see yourself in five years? In 10 years? Connelly: In five years I see myself having a job within the Department of Education, whether it be on the teaching side or the governmental side, I’m not sure. In 10 years I see myself with a strong career with ownership of a house and a dog. Gazette: What do you hope to accomplish with your education thus far? Where do you hope your plans after college will take you? Connelly: I hope to get great grades in college. I believe that I will be a good student at Penn State. After college, I hope my education will take me to a big city. I want to work in an urban area. Gazette: If you know what career or field you want to go into, which one? Why? Connelly: I want to go into the field of education. I want to be part of the education of children. I want to change student’s lives and make sure that they are students that are able to succeed in life. Gazette: How has your high school education and experience helped prepare you for the next step in life? What are some characteristics of your high school career that are especially important or valuable to you? Why? Connelly: High school has helped me immensely in preparing me for college. I have learned great skills, such as time management and great leadership skills. Being involved with the performances of the drama club have really helped me with making time for studying and being the president of the choirs has taught me how to be a leader in tough situations (Many staff changes throughout the year has been tough on the choir). Gazette: Is there anything else Gazette readers should know about you? Connelly: I’m just an average kid. I have a cute dog, a pretty cat, a little brother, and awesome friends. I have two parents that are great to me and I’m so thankful for what they have done for me. I’m really grateful to my pap for all of the great advice that he has given me throughout my life so far. I can’t wait to see what lies ahead for my life, but I hope something great will come of it.
Gazette: What are you most looking forward to about graduating from high school? Boone: I'm looking forward to taking my next step towards discovering who I am and what I want to be, as well as seeing the world outside of Centre County. Gazette: What are your plans after graduation? Boone: I plan to attend a five year university. Gazette: What is your area of interest? Boone: My areas of interest include conserving the environment for future generations. Gazette: Where are you going to college? Boone: I plan to attend Drexel University to major in environmental engineering. Gazette: Where do you see yourself in five years? In 10 years? Boone: In five years I hope to be finishing up college. In 10 years I hope to be attending graduate school to get my doctorate in either environmental conservation or marine biology, I also hope to have begun a family at that point in my life. Gazette: What do you hope to accomplish with your education thus far? Where do you hope your plans after college will take you? Boone: I hope that my education has laid the groundwork for what I want to accomplish in life after college. I would like to travel with my job and be able to see and help the world. Gazette: If you know what career or field you want to go into, which one? Why? Boone: I'm not sure what career field I want to go into at this point in time, as long as my job helps to preserve the Earth and its resources. Gazette: How has your high school education and experience helped prepare you for the next step in life? What are some characteristics of your high school career that are especially important or valuable to you? Why? Boone: I am now equipped with the tools I need to move forward including interpersonal skills such as teamwork and leadership. One characteristic of high school that is extremely important to me is music, because it has taught me to strive for perfection and to never give up until I reach my goal. It has also given me the opportunity to both lead and to be part of something bigger than me, bigger than my school, bigger than our county, music is the universal language. Gazette: Is there anything else Gazette readers should know about you? Boone: I will never forget the people and the things throughout my high school career that have molded me into who I am. Though I am excited to move on to college and the next step of my life, I will forever hold PVHS in my mind.
Gazette: What are you most looking forward to about graduating from high school? Lesher: No more tests! I am a horrible test taker and won’t miss that aspect of school ever. Gazette: What are your plans after graduation? Lesher: I leave this August to study abroad in Ecuador with the Rotary Exchange for a year. Gazette: What is your area of interest? Lesher: Anything agricultural and related to English, two different subjects but both very important to me. Gazette: Where are you going to college? Lesher: When I get back from Ecuador I plan to attend college for secondary English education. I hope to go to a Christian college so I can minor in missions. Gazette: Where do you see yourself in five years? In 10 years? Lesher: In five years I see myself finishing up school and either joining the Peace Corps or a missions program. In ten years I hope to be teaching children, anywhere in the world sounds good to me! Gazette: What do you hope to accomplish with your education thus far? Where do you hope your plans after college will take you? Lesher: When I return bilingual and finish college I want to use that skill to better communicate when I am abroad helping those in need. Gazette: If you know what career or field you want to go into, which one? Why? Lesher: I want to be an English teacher for many reasons...I love all that literature and the language has to offer. A big reason is because I see teaching as a way to inspire students which in turn makes the world a better place one person at a time. Gazette: How has your high school education and experience helped prepare you for the next step in life? What are some characteristics of your high school career that are especially important or valuable to you? Why? Lesher: When I get to Ecuador, the Spanish basics I learned over the years will be incredibly helpful. Through State High’s Little Lions FFA Chapter I have developed leadership skills that will always stay with me forever. The teachers, especially this year, have touched my life in a powerful way. They have demonstrated a love for their job and students that has inspired me to one day do the same. I’ll miss the social aspect a lot but it’s time to move on to greater things!
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thing dealing with science. Gazette: Where are you going to college? Livezey: After graduation I will be attending Geneva College to major in Biology with a pre-med emphasis. Gazette: Where do you see yourself in five years? In 10 years? Livezey: In five years I see myself starting medical school and in 10 years I see myself finishing my last year in residency to become a doctor. Gazette: What do you hope to accomplish with your education thus far? Where do you hope your plans after college will take you? Livezey: I plan to continue going to school and I hope my college education takes me to medical school. Gazette: If you know what career or field you want to go into, which one? Why? Livezey: I would like to be a family physician because I love the science of medicine and I want to help people. Gazette: How has your high school education and experience helped prepare you for the next step in life? What are some characteristics of your high school career that are especially important or valuable to you? Why? Livezey: My high school allowed me to take work study courses with our school nurse, Cindi Stanton. It was a great learning experience and I am glad that I was given the opportunity.
Gazette: What are you most looking forward to about graduating from high school? Livezey: I am looking forward to starting the next chapter in my life and meeting new people. Gazette: What are your plans after graduation? Livezey: I plan to go to college. Gazette: What is your area of interest? Livezey: I plan to one day become a doctor. I love any-
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Shining Stars Centre County athletes fare well at PIAA track and field championships By PHILIP CMOR Special to The Gazette
SHIPPENSBURG — The sun came out about midway through the second day of the PIAA Track and Field Championships, brightening up what had been a dreary weekend for all the competitors — and a busy one for State College Area High School senior sprinter Lauren Bonness. “It’s fantastic,” Bonness said. “I just let my body soak it up.” Bonness, though, wasn’t basking in the glow of that strange bright ball in the sky that was absent so much of Friday and Saturday at a blustery and often unseasonably cold Shippensburg University’s Seth Grove Stadium as much as she was her moment on the medal stand as one-fourth of the Lady Lions’ seventh-place 400-meter Class AAA relay team. Sevens were wild at states, with Centre County producing four medalists, all of them for seventh place. State College also got on the medal stand for both its girls and boys 3200 relays. Penns Valley’s Grace Gover made it to the podium on Friday for her showing in the Class AA high jump. It was Gover’s third trip to the PIAA meet. “I’m very happy. Last year I got ninth, so I missed the podium by one spot,” Gover said. “My goal was to get on the podium this year, and I’m really happy.” A senior, like Gover, Bonness had arrived in Shippensburg looking for four medals. However, she had been eliminated from contention in the 100 meters on Saturday morning by finishing seventh in her semifinal heat with a time of 12.51 seconds and bowed out of the 200 trials on Friday, when she finished fifth in her prelim at 46.13. She also was a member of State’s 1600 relay, but she didn’t run the event in Friday’s competition, and the team was eliminated, finishing fifth in its race in 4 minutes, 6.53 seconds. Everything brightened up, though, in the four-by-100. Bonness brought home the baton in the anchor role to finish in 49.11. Junior Niara Valentine, freshman Hayley Watkins and junior Olivia Watkins ran the first three legs. “I feel good. I feel like it was well-earned,” Valentine said. “We worked so hard throughout the year to get here and show them our place here. It’s really sad because Lauren’s leaving us.” It won its preliminary heat on Friday with a time of 49.29. “It’s really amazing,” added Bonness, who checked in at 12.31 in the 100 dash prelims -- good for second in her race -- on Friday to advance to the semis in that event. “We got a PR for the season. It’s really fun to have us all out here performing out fastest, even if it’s pretty windy. “I think we all were just really excited to run and ready to just go out there and give it our best until the end.” Watkins echoed Bonness’s sentiments. “I saw people beside me. I was like, ‘I’m not going to let them get me,’” Watkins said. “The sun on my back felt great. It was a great race.” Crawford’s medal was the second for her family on Saturday. Her older sister, Victoria, took one home as part of the 3200 relay, but the younger Crawford said she didn’t get any advice
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STATE COLLEGE’S Lauren Bonness heads for the finish line in the Class AAA girls’ 100-meter run. She finished second in her heat to qualify for the finals.
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STATE HIGH’S Bryce Williams competes in the triple jump during last weekend’s PIAA track and field championships at Shippensburg. from her sibling. “She just told me ‘Good luck,’” Hayley Crawford said, laughing. “She’s got an evil side to her.” The elder Crawford ran the anchor for her medal after senior Hannah Grubb, freshman Natasha Fedkina and junior Emma Cousins took care of the first 2400 meters. “I knew I had to at least stay with the pack and at least keep us in eighth place. I was able to do that. I had to push through the pain,” Crawford said. All three other members of the relay had competed in individual events earlier in the meet but been unable to medal. Cousins was 14th in her preliminary race in the Class AAA girls 800 run (2:23.58), while Fedkina was 14th in hers (2:27.42). Grubb was 11th in her Class AAA girls 1600 run preliminary heat, posting a time of 5:13.25. They posted a time of 9:24.45 in Saturday’s finals after finishing fifth in their Friday heat with a 9:36.60.
“I have never gotten a medal before, so it’s definitely very rewarding to be getting a medal for my last race in high school in the state championship,” Grubb said. While Grubb was wrapping up her scholastic career, Fedkina is off to a strong start to hers. She said she wasn’t nervous. “People always tell me how I always have three more years, so, it’s like, if this year doesn’t go so well, you have many more chances to go,” Fedkina said. “It’s just so great to get a medal in my first year.” Cousins was in ninth when she received the baton. “All three of my years, my goal has been to get a medal. Last year, I came so close in the fourby-eight and in the open eight,” Cousins said. “I just wanted to get a medal. I believed in Victoria, but I didn’t want to put all the pressure on Victoria to beat them, so I just wanted to fight for it.” The quartet didn’t run togeth-
er on Friday. Kaelyn Yoder ran in Grubb’s place on the meet’s first day. “I think this is one of the first times all season that the four of us have raced together,” Grubb said, remarking that the team had six strong half-milers. “We’ve had a lot of competition on the team all year. It’s just such a close pack. So we’ve had to kind of stay on our toes to even make it to the meets all year. The fact that we’re competing against ourselves as well as other people has kind of positives to our race.” The State boys four-by-800 posted a time of 7:59.64 in the finals after coming in third in its preliminary heat on Friday (8:02.99). It’s the second straight year the Little Lions have finished seventh in the event, but only Kyle Adams and Will Cather -- the final two legs -- were part of the group in 2012. “It feels pretty good to match that this year,” Cather said. “When you have three other
guys, working their hardest to get you, as an anchor, in the best position, you try to bring it home as best as possible, just to get the best place.” Sam Bollinger, who had experience in states from soccer, and Chris Golembeski ran the opening legs. “I was pretty nervous,” said Bollinger, the only senior in a foursome otherwise comprised of juniors. “My junior year, we made states in soccer, and that also was very nervewracking, but you had a way bigger crowd for this, and there, you have 11 other guys. Here, you’ve got three other guys.” Golembeski opened the year as the leadoff leg before moving to second. “I just knew I had to pass as many as I could, stay ahead of Carlisle and run with the guys I knew I could run with, and get it to Kyle in the best position possible,” Golembeski said. Adams had his leg wrapped in ice after the race but said he was fine. “All these guys we were running against, we know all their names, we know all their times,” Adams said. “Once you get the baton, you know the guys next to you, you know who you can keep up with, who you should be passing, so it’s just doing a job. I got it and just tried to get Will in the best position I could.” Gover jumped 5-2 to earn her medal. She said the competition helped her, but she had other advantages. “It’s my third year, so I have a little bit more experience here at states. Knowing it’s my last year, I think I tried harder.” Gover also competed in the triple jump, where she was 12th (35-3 3/4). Several other Centre County competitors qualified for field event finals but didn’t medal. In Class AA girls, Penns Valley’s Nicole Bienert was 18th in the discus (96-2), Bald Eagle Area’s Marissa Ward was 24th in the long jump (14-5 1/2), and Philipsburg-Osceola’s Tiffany Bertothy was 21st in the Class AA girls javelin (100-11). State College’s Kimberly Lambert was 10th in the Class AAA girls javelin (123-6). She was seeded fifth. On the boys side, State College’s Bryce Williams and Kellin Valentine finished 11th (44-10 1/2) and 26th (42-0), respectively, in the Class AAA triple jump. Williams entered as the fifth seed. State College’s Sarah Almazooqi was 24th in the Class AAA girls 3200 run on Saturday, finishing in 11:38.42. Penns Valley’s Carolyn Darr and her Lady Rams’ 400 relay was knocked out in Friday’s prelims: Darr placed sixth in her girls 100 race (13.03), while the relay was third in its (51.07). On the Class AAA boys track, Bellefonte’s Sean Gipson was seventh in his preliminary heat in the Class AAA boys 800 (1:57.65). He missed the finals by eight10th of a second. Bellefonte’s Mitchell Smith was 27th in the 3200 run (9:55.83). State College’s Mason Post finished seventh in his preliminary heat of the 400 (52.45). State College’s John Smith was fourth in his preliminary heat in the hurdles (41.04). Philipsburg-Osceola’s Tim Eason was 12th in his preliminary heat in the Class AA boys 800 run (2:08.37).
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On To The Finals P-O punches its ticket for the district title game with a 5-2 win over B-A By PAT ROTHDEUTSCH firstname.lastname@example.org
PHILIPSBURG — The PhilipsburgOsceola softball team played longball, smallball and just about everything in between in last Thursday’s District 6 Class AA semifinal showdown against BellewoodAntis. With a berth in the district final and the state tournament on the line, P-O began its scoring with a home run in the second inning, squeezed in a run in the third, manufactured two more in the fourth, and then capped its big 5-2 victory over the Lady Blue Devils with another homer in the sixth. Abby Showers and Carly Gonder supplied the home runs, Hailey Frank laid down a perfect squeeze bunt that plated Megan Bainey, and after a hit, an error, and a wild pitch, Gonder hit a two-run single to account for all of the P-O runs. It was enough offense, coupled with another solid pitching performance by P-O senior Kate Burge, to subdue the Lady Blue Devils and send the Mounties into interdistrict play for the fourth consecutive year. It also ended a remarkable season by Bellewood-Antis. The Blue Devils were playing as a AA team for the first time in their history and came into the game with a 20-2 record and as the reigning class A district champion. “I knew going into this game that they (Bellewood) were a good team, obviously,” Philipsburg coach Jim Gonder said. “We
heard about their pitcher (Taylor Payne) and she lived up to expectations. She was very effective. “I thought we used the short game well today. We’ve been hitting the ball really well all year, but we understand that the pitching gets better in the playoffs so you better have that short game, too. We’ve worked a lot on that and the kids bought into it. And it doesn’t matter who it is — third hitter, fourth hitter, fifth hitter — we will put the ball on the ground.” P-O also had to throw some leather at Bellewood, especially early in the game. The Devils threatened in the second inning after a single by Lauren Snyder and a walk to Payne put runners on first and second with no outs. Kelsey Decker followed with a hard grounder up the middle that looked like it might get through, but shortstop Abby Showers scooped it up, stepped on second to force Payne, and then threw to first to complete the double play. Laycee Clark then grounded out — fittingly — to Showers to end the inning. “I just thought we needed an out and I needed to pick my team up somehow,” Showers said about the double play, “and I saw the ball go up the middle. The ball was to the left of me and it was quicker to take it to the bag myself to get the double play. I saw the bag, took the opportunity, and it happened.” And Showers wasn’t finished yet. She led off the bottom of the second inning with a long home run over the right-center field wall that gave P-O the lead at 1-0. “We figured out that she (Payne) relied
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on her curve ball,” Showers said. “I saw the first pitch, and it was a curve, and I saw the second pitch, and it was a riser. I thought, hey, this is just like the scouting report. The next pitch, I saw it coming outside and I kinda went with the pitch and it went flying.” P-O went to its short game in the third inning to build on its lead. Bainey opened the inning with a double, and she was moved to third base on a sacrifice bunt by Alyssa Shedlock. That brought up Frank who laid down a perfect bunt along the third-base line that easily scored Bainey with P-O’s second run. “I thought that squeeze at that point was a big play,” Jim Gonder said. “It gave us an extra run.” Ahead now by two runs, P-O used a single by Showers, an error, and a wild pitch to put runners on second and third with one out. Aisha Goss popped up for the second out, but then the Mounties did what they’ve done so many times this season — strike with two outs. And Carly Gonder did it this time with a two-run single to left field that made the score 4-0. “I think Carly came up clutch today,” Jim Gonder (Carly’s uncle) said. “That’s what you need a kid like that to do. She’s had a tough year and that validated why we have faith in her.” Like Showers, Carly Gonder wasn’t finished yet, either. Bellewood made a run in the sixth inning when Anna Wolf, Emily Nagle, and Jacki Finn all singled to lead off the inning, with Wolf scoring on Finn’s hit. Burge struck out Lauren Snyder for the first out, but Payne then hit a line drive to center field that bounced off the glove of a sprinting Frank that scored Nagle and made it 4-2. Burge bore down after that and avoided further damage by striking out the next two hitters to end the inning. With only a two run lead and Bellewood
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PHILIPSBURG-OSCEOLA pitcher Kate Burge was dominant in a 5-2 District 6 Class AA semifinal win over Bellwood-Antis. beginning to come alive on offense, Carly Gonder added a big insurance run in the bottom of the sixth with a homer just over the outstretched arm of Nagle in center field. “I don’t hit those very often,” Carly Gonder said of her home run, “so it felt great to do it.” In the Belleville seventh, Burge did give up her seventh hit of the game to the Devils with one out, but she was able to get the No. 1 and 2 hitters, Wolf and Nagle, with easy outs to end the game. “It’s an accomplishment to make it out of District 6,” Carly Gonder said. “So when you make it out, you have a really positive mind set going into playoffs because we’ve faced some of the best teams in the state as it is. Us making it there means everything to everyone. “This team has a lot of heart. We may not be the biggest girls, but we want this so much.”
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Ahrenhold recalls glory days of Penn State football Frank Ahrenhold, a former defensive tackle for Penn State, and I have been friends for a long time. We used to talk a lot about Penn State football and what it was like to play for Joe Paterno in the early years of his coaching career. It was all fascinating to me, but one game in which Ahrenhold played and starred has always stood out in my mind, and the minds of many, many longtime PSU fans, as one of the most memorable football games in all of Penn State history. Ahrenhold played for the Nittany Lions Pat Rothdeutsch covers Penn State from 1968 to 1972, and football for The he was awarded one of Centre County only two game balls Gazette. Email given out after one of him at sports@ Penn Stateâ€™s most centrecounty iconic victories: the gazette.com 30-6 stomping of Texas in the 1972 Cotton Bowl. This was the game that showed the country how to stop the wishbone and that brought Penn State, once and for all, into the national discussion. I recently talked to Frank about that game again, along with other things about Penn State, and Iâ€™d like to share what had to say. Itâ€™s a well-known story. Penn State was undefeated in 1968 and finished second in the national polls. The next season, Penn State went undefeated again and, after Richard Nixon declared Texas the best team in the country during a visit to Texas, the Nittany Lions were controversially voted second in the polls once again. Needless to say, this did not sit well with Paterno, his team, or anyone else interested in Penn State football. â€œWe had the â€™68 and â€™69 teams that ran off 22 games in a row,â€? Ahrenhold said, â€œa couple Orange Bowl victories, and we finished No.2 in the polls both years. And then we came to sort of a down year, after Mike Reid and Steve Smear and all of those guys graduated. We lost three games that season, and I think we were offered the Liberty Bowl or something like that, and we just said the heck with it and passed on it. â€œSo anyway, people were saying that we were just another flash in the pan. You know, another eastern school that made a little bit of noise and then at the end of the day just kind of disappeared into the background. â€œBut I came in with a talented recruiting class. I came in with guys like Franco Harris, Lydell Mitchell, Gary Grey, Dick Joyner, just big time Pennsylvania kids, big 33 kids, solid recruiting class. We were chaffing a little about the fact that people were dismissing us. So we saw our chance to make some noise in the 1971 season, and we came into that year with a chip on our shoulder and I think the staff did as well. â€œWe started off strong, too, and just kept on going. We went into Syracuse, who was supposed to be the team to beat in the east, and just crushed them. I donâ€™t think they got a first down until the second half. We
ran off the rest of them until we went to Tennessee, and I donâ€™t know, that was one of those games where we couldnâ€™t get out of our own way â€” we fumbled three punts and stuff like that â€” and ended up losing the game. It was just so disheartening. â€œBut it was our only loss, and then we were offered a shot at the Cotton Bowl. For all of us guys on that team, that meant a lot because we all felt that we got snubbed when Texas got that championship and we thought this was our chance at retribution. We saw an opportunity to shut some people up, to be honest with you. We had a good team, and we knew we did.â€? â€œIt was also Texas, so it was payback time. We had a chance to beat a big-time southern school on their own turf, and do it convincingly.â€? So the stage was set in front of a national audience to face the Longhorns and their wishbone offense, which had yet to be even slowed down. The Lions, however, had a plan. â€œWe knew we had to get them going sideways,â€? Ahrenhold said. â€œWe were an eight-man front, basically a stack-eight. The only two down linemen we ever played were the two defensive tackles. So our job was just to create havoc. Get on their guards and drive them into the backfield, and have the linebackers just scrape off that. So basically, we dared their five offensive linemen to block our four, and we didnâ€™t think there was a team in the country that could do that. â€œBefore the game, Joe (Paterno) was pretty quiet,â€? Ahrenhold added. â€œHe just kept reminding us about the opportunity we had to put Penn State back on the map. When we went out and started the game, Iâ€™ll tell you what, after the first two series I knew we were going to win. I knew they couldnâ€™t block us, and I knew they couldnâ€™t run the ball against us. We got them going sideways, and with the speed of our guys like (John) Skorupan and (Bruce) Bannon, it was three-and-out, three-and-out. Those guys had a long day; they didnâ€™t get much yardage, let me tell you.â€? Texas took a 6-3 lead into the locker room at halftime, but Penn State scored 27 unanswered points in the second half and won the game going away. Mitchell led Penn State with 146 yards rushing (he has the offensive game ball) while Harris added 47 and Tom Donchez 29. Texas did manage 159 yards rushing, mostly in the first half, but did not come close to scoring after halftime. It was the first time in 80 games that Texas was held without a touchdown. â€œAfter the game,â€? Ahrenhold said, laughing. â€œI remember going into the locker room and Joe was just beside himself. He was really excited. It was the only time I ever saw him kind of lose a little control in an after-game environment. He caught himself and then looked around to see if any of the press had walked in, but then he realized he was OK. We were all just crazy.â€? Ahrenhold had a monster game. He recorded 15 tackles, stacked up the fullback and the middle of the Texas offense, and spent what seemed like the entire day in the Texas backfield. The TV network gave Bannon the defensive player of the game award, but in the locker room, Ahrenhold was awarded the defensive game ball.
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PENN STATE running back Franco Harris delivers a crushing block during the 1972 Cotton Bowl against Texas. â€œThe ball has a little Cotton Bowl logo,â€? he said, â€œand it has the dates and all that. And it has the score: Penn State 30, Texas 6. â€œThat game, I think, took Penn State out of what was that regional funk. People said, â€˜Wait a second, these guys can play with anybody on a national stage,â€™ and Penn State just kept building from there. It all started, though, in â€™68 and â€™69.â€? Ahrenhold, who was originally from Long Island, is now what he calls â€œsemi-retiredâ€? and still living close to Abington, Pa. where he has lived and worked with his wife, Sue, since graduating. Like many other letter winners, he attended Joe Paternoâ€™s funeral services last year and he has strong feelings about what happened. â€œI think all of us were in shock,â€? he said, â€œand although we knew he was sick, none of us expected this. We counted, and we think that there were close to a thousand lettermen who came back on that Tuesday. It was an unbelievable scene.
â€œIt was great to see all of those people, and also unbelievably sad that this guy was to us the one constant. I played for the guy, and we had our differences. I struggled with his discipline sometimes, but as I aged, the more I began to understand. Letâ€™s say, the older I got, the smarter he got.â€? How about the new staff? â€œI donâ€™t know Bill Oâ€™Brien well, but first and foremost, I wish him the best. Because at the end of the day, he is Penn State now. We, my family and I, bleed blue and white. And we want that success to go on, with the same honor that Joe did it.â€? I am sure Ahrenhold also wishes, like the rest of us, for some more recruiting classes like the one he came in with. And while we are at it, maybe more defining games, like that 1972 Cotton Bowl or last seasonâ€™s overtime win over Wisconsin, lurking somewhere in the near future for Bill Oâ€™Brien.
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There was good news and bad news for State College as the AAAA baseball and softball playoffs swung in to action last week. The bad news, of course, was the Little Lady Lionsâ€™ tough, 1-0 loss to Central Mountain in the opening round of the District 6 softball playoffs last Wednesday. Central Mountain pushed across a run in the first inning when Kayla Glossner slammed an RBI double into left-center field that scored teammate Jessica Strouse with the only run of the game. After that, State College pitcher Jess Henderson silenced the Lady Wildcats while giving up only six hits, two walks, and that single run. The problem was that the Little Lady Lion offense couldnâ€™t get a run across against Central Mountain pitcher Rachael Shady. They did have chances, most notably in the second and third innings when SC put a runner on third base with less than two outs. Each time, however, Shady was able to pitch herself out of the trouble with no damage done. The loss ended the season for the No. 3 seeded Little Lions and also ended their quest to win their sixth District 6 championship in seven years. No. 2 seed Central Mountain now advances to play No. 1 Mifflin County for the district championship on May 29th at Penn State. The Little Lion baseball team, on the other hand, had no trouble scoring runs in its AAAA first round, 10-0 rout of No. 4 seeded Altoona. In a game that took two days to complete because of bad weather, SC scored nine runs in the first inning against the Mountain Lions and was cruising home for the win when Mother Nature interfered. A heavy rain storm halted play in the top of the fifth inning, forcing the game to be delayed and resumed on Friday afternoon. But there was little doubt about the outcome. State College took less than a half-hour to end things in the sixth inning when Dan Fry scored on a fielderâ€™s choice grounder by Jason Costa closed out Altoona due to the 10-run rule. State College was led on offense by Fry, who went 3-for4 with two runs scored and three RBIs. Kenny Craig went 2for-3 with two RBIs, and Tanner Witter went 2-3. Nick Raquet (4-2) got the win for the Little Lions.
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DESPITE HAVING a young squad, Bellefonte Area High School softball head coach Gregg Kohlhepp pointed his Lady Raiders in the right direction this season. State College traveled to Altoona on May 29 for a district championship showdown against No. 2 Central Mountain and star Von Walker. In AAA softball, sitting around for over an hour waiting for a rainstorm to stop did not seem to hurt Bellefonte in its opening round game against No. 2 Sumerset. Already ahead by five runs, the Lady Raiders waited patiently while the field was made playable after the fourthinning delay and then kept piling it on in their big, 10-3 upset of favored Sumerset. Sarah Menna and Erin Pugh, making their first starts for the Lady Raiders, led the team with three hits each and had a combined five RBIs. Menna delivered the three-run double in the sixth inning that all but put the game away for Bellefonte. Vanessa Cooper also came through for the Raiders with a three-run homer in the fourth inning, and Stevi Confer pitched a five-hitter to earn the win. Bellfonte (11-10) took on Hollidaysburg on May 29. The Lady Raiders were looking for their 13th district championship in the last 14 seasons.
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ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT CPYO to present concert on June 2 By ANNE WALKER For The Gazette
UNIVERSITY PARK — The Central Pennsylvania Youth Orchestra (CPYO), under the direction of Conductor Greg Woodbridge, will present a concert at 4 p.m. on June 2 at Esber Recital Hall on the Penn State campus. Tickets are $10. Woodbridge describes CPYO as “very intelligent musically,” and adds that they “pick things up quickly and they study with great people in a solid tradition of musicianship.”
If you go What: Central Pennsylvania Youth Orchestra When: 4 p.m., June 2 Where: Esber Recital Hall The program will open with the overture to “The Secret of Susanna” by 20th century Italian composer Ermanno WolfFerrari. A light, fast, lively piece, according to Woodbridge, it contains “a lot of fun licks.” The second piece, the first movement of the Bruch Violin Concerto in G Minor, features co-concertmaster, Juliette Greer. Greer recently took second place in the Keller Competition, an annual event organized by the Nittany Valley Symphony Orchestra. The selection will allow Greer to demonstrate the full range of the violin. “She plays with an emotion that belies her 14 years,” Woodbridge said, “she plays like an old soul.” John Williams’ theme from “Schindler’s List” will follow the passion of the Bruch piece. Williams wrote the simple, haunting melody specifically for Itzhak Perlman. Finally the program will conclude with Felix Mendelssohn’s Symphony Number 4, “The Italian Symphony.” Inspired by sites and sounds of Italy, the symphony opens with a bright, sunny movement. The second movement, written in a minor key, gives the impression of a somber religious
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GREG WOODBRIDGE conducts the Central PA Youth Orchestra earlier this year. The orchestra will perform on June 2 at Esber Recital Hall. procession, while the third lightens the pace with a lively minuet. The fourth movement incorporates two rousing, cheerful Italian dance arrangements: the saltarello and the tarantella. “It’s a bubbly work,” Woodbridge said, “and it brings the evening to a spectacular close.” This season marks Woodbridge’s third with CPYO. The 35-40 young musicians he directs come from a variety of back-
grounds, a fact which Woodbridge finds particularly appealing. “They’re sons and daughters of professors, business people, teachers and all different professions. It’s interesting because each one of them has a unique perspective,” he said. He also feels that CPYO has an outstanding quality due to the access to good training. Many of the performers study with music faculty members from Penn State.
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They have also had the opportunity to perform with world-renowned soloists including violinist James Lyon, and pianists Marylene Dosse and Cecilia Dunoyer. And on Sunday they will share their virtuosity with a Centre County audience. Woodbridge says he hopes the audience “will come away celebrating the wonderful opportunity for youth in our area and I hope they come away thinking we’re lucky.”
From Gazette staff reports STATE COLLEGE — South Hills School is ready to kick off its annual Music Picnic Series on June 2 with the Tarnished 6. For the next 12 weeks, the community is invited to visit South Hills for Sunday evenings filled with bluesy, jazzy or swing sounds. For 24 years, the Mazza family, the owners of South Hills School, has offered the public a summer setting to sit back and listen to entertaining and toe-tapping music on the school lawn at 480 Waupelani Drive in State College. It’s all free of charge. Starting at 5 p.m. each Sunday night, large tents provide a comfortable setting for guests who want to picnic on the lawn or picnic tables. Music begins at 6 p.m. where listeners will be offered a variety of music styles ranging from the big band sounds of Zeropoint, feel-good Dixieland music of The Tarnished Six or Deacons of Dixieland, unique harmonies of the Nittany Knights Barbershop or listen to your all-time favorites performed by the State College Municipal Band. The diverse list of bands goes on. The Music Picnic Series provides “an old-time, community-feel setting in a family-friendly environment at South Hills’ lawn and bandshell,” said Jim Colbert, emcee of
THE SOUTH HILLS Business School will once again host its annual Summer Picnic Series. The 12-week series begins on June 2. the Music Series. “It’s fun to watch multi-generational dancing going on at the dance floor as grandparents cut the rug with their grandchildren.” Jeff Stachowski, who headed up the music series for most of its history, said: “This was a gift to the community that was important to Paul Mazza, who passed away earlier this winter. He wanted to recreate a nostalgic,
sing-along type of environment for people who lived in this area.” A special memorial in honor of Paul Mazza is currently in the planning stages. The concerts begin on June 2 and run through Aug. 25. Those attending are invited to bring chairs, blankets and food. Lemonade is always available. Concerts are held, rain or shine.
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GREG JOHNSON, a music doctorate candidate at the University of Southern California, has been recognized in two major categories of Downbeat magazine's annual student music awards. Serving a fellowship under legendary great Bob Mintzer, Johnson took top honors in the graduate category for outstanding jazz performance (tenor saxophone), as well as outstanding blues/pop/rock soloist. A 2006 graduate of State College Area High School, Johnson completed his bachelor's degree from the University of Northern Colorado, as well as a master's degree from USC's Thornton School of Music.
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Thursday, May 30 through Wednesday, June 5, 2013 AMERICAN ALE HOUSE, 821 CRICKLEWOOD DRIVE, STATE COLLEGE (814) 237-9701 Thursday, May 30 Friday, May 31 Sunday, June 2 Wednesday, June 5
Domenick Swentosky, 8 to 11 p.m. Tommy Wareham, 6 to 8 p.m. and 9 p.m. to midnight Ted and Molly, 8 to 10 p.m. Scott Mangene, 8 to 10:30 p.m.
THE ARENA BAR & GRILL, 1521 MARTIN ST., STATE COLLEGE (814) 237-8833 Thursday, May 30 Friday, May 31 Saturday, June 1
“Fatman” Travis Barner, 9 p.m. Mafia Ink, 10:30 p.m. AC Express with DJ Ron Jovi, 10:30 p.m.
THE AUTOPORT, 1405 S. ATHERTON ST., STATE COLLEGE (814) 237-7666 Thursday, May 30 Friday, May 31
Kate and Natalie, 9 p.m. Keith Lucas, 8 p.m.
BAR BLEU, 112 S. GARNER ST., STATE COLLEGE (814) 237-0374 Friday, May 31 Saturday, June 1
Lowjack, 10:30 p.m. Ted McCloskey & The Hi Fis, 10:30 p.m.
THE GAMBLE MILL, 160 DUNLAP ST., BELLEFONTE (814) 355-7764 Saturday, June 1 Sunday, June 2
Triple A Blues Band Andy Tolins and JT
THE BREWERY, 233 E. BEAVER AVE., STATE COLLEGE (814) 237-2892 Wednesday, June 5
Karaoke, 9:30 p.m.
ELK CREEK CAFÉ AND ALEWORKS, 100 W. MAIN ST., MILLHEIM (814) 349-8850 Thursday, May 30 Saturday, June 1
Sean Farley, 7:30 p.m. Zoe Muth and the Lost High Rollers, 8 p.m.
THE GINGERBREAD MAN, 130 HEISTER ST., STATE COLLEGE (814) 237-0361 Thursday, May 30 Friday, May 31 Saturday, June 1
DJ Cup Cake, 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. DJ Boner, 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. DJ Cup Cake, 10 p.m. to 2 a.m.
GOVERNORS PUB, 211 W. HIGH ST., BELLEFONTE Thursday, May 30 Wednesday, June 5
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, May 30 Friday, May 31 Saturday, June 1
DJ Manik Mike, 10 p.m. DJ Fuego, 10 p.m. DJ Ca$hous, 10 p.m.
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Vocalist Barth to lead ‘South Pacific SING!’ By ANNE WALKER
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BELLEFONTE — Anyone with a secret — or not-so-secret — desire to sing in public will have that opportunity this weekend when vocalist Jessie Barth leads a “South Pacific SING!” at the Reynolds Mansion in Bellefonte. The event will take place at 7 p.m. on June 1 and at 2 p.m. on June 2 with an admission price of $25. Barth strongly suggests reserving seats ahead of time. Anyone interested can email her at Jessie@Jessiebarth.com or call the Reynolds mansion at (814) 353-8407. Pianist Tricia Andriaccio and percussionist Carol Lindsey will accompany the vocals. Barth, a Rodgers and Hammerstein devotee and former music teacher at Bellefonte High School, led a similar SING! in April. She refers to these events as “nonstop happiness,” and feels that gathering community members to join in song generates not only fun, but an uplifting feeling of closeness rarely experienced. Two women who attended the earlier SING! agree with her opinion. Mary Ann Bell of Bellefonte says she “loved every minute of it. It’s a joy to be able to sing like that.” Bell studied voice and piano, but she stresses that one needn’t have a musical background to participate and enjoy the event. “My husband really enjoyed it even though he’s not a singer,” she said. State College resident Kay Kustanbauter said: “I was thrilled to learn about it because I love to sing.” About 40 people showed up to join the fun. “Everyone was smiling and feeling good,” Kustanbauter recalled, “getting together and singing is such a positive thing.” This weekend’s event will feature songs
What: “South Pacific SING!” When: 7 p.m., June 1; 2 p.m., June 2 Where: Reynolds Mansion, Bellefonte More information: jessie@jessiebarth. com or call (814) 353-8407
from “South Pacific,” the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical based on James Michener’s “Tales of the South Pacific.” It will also include readings from Michener’s work pertaining to “South Pacific,” as part of the entertainment. “The Hammerstein pieces are easy to sing,” Bell added, alleviating any fears anyone might have about vocally challenging songs. “It’s the best of theatre,” Barth said, “when people are involved and actually participating. It makes a physical relationship with the music.” The weekend’s event will also include readings from Michener’s work pertaining to “South Pacific,” as part of the entertainment. Barth has devoted years to her fascination with Rodgers and Hammerstein and she shares her contagious enthusiasm with others through her voice and theirs. She feels that, through song, people become closer and more joyful. Singing, according to Barth, can even help heal. “People don’t forget music,” she said. She tells the story of a woman who brought her aging mother to one of the sing-alongs. The elderly woman had trouble remembering names, but knew the songs and joined the others in singing. “People just glow because they’re participating,” she said.
Green Drake to host ‘Wet Paint’ show From Gazette staff reports MILLHEIM — The Green Drake Gallery and Arts Center will host a “Wet Paint” show and sale from 4 to 8 p.m. on June 8.
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OTTO’S PUB & BREWERY, 2286 N. ATHERTON ST., STATE COLLEGE (814) 867-OTTO Thursday, May 30 Friday, May 31 Saturday, June 1
Scott Mangene, 8 to 10 p.m. Miss Melanie and the Valley Rats, 9 p.m. Dreams & Bones, 9 p.m.
THE PHYRST, 111 E. BEAVER AVE., STATE COLLEGE Thursday, May 30 Friday, May 31 Wednesday, May 29
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, May 30 Friday, May 31 Saturday, June 1
Team trivia, 7 p.m. Mr. Hand, 10:30 p.m. Mystery Train, 10:30 p.m.
THE SALOON, 101 HEISTER ST., STATE COLLEGE, (814) 234-0845 Thursday, May 30 Friday, May 31 Saturday, June 1 Tuesday, June 4 Wednesday, June 5
My Hero Zero, 10:30 p.m. John and Chad, 8 to 10 p.m. Velveeta, 10:30 p.m. Mr. Hand, 7 p.m. Lowjack, 10:30 p.m. Shake Shake Shake, 10:30 p.m. Hotdog Cart, 10:30 p.m.
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Jazz Brunch with Jay Vonada, noon to 2 p.m.
ZOLA NEW WORLD BISTRO, 324 W. COLLEGE AVE., STATE COLLEGE (814) 237-8474 Friday, May 31
Organ Trio West, 9 p.m. to midnight Saturday, June 1, 2013 | 7p Sunday, June 2, 2013 | 3p
— Compiled by Marjorie S. Miller Schedules subject to change. Call the venue for details. The Centre County Gazette is committed to providing readers with a complete list of upcoming live entertainment in Centre County. If your establishment provides live entertainment and would like to have it listed free in The Gazette, simply email listings to email@example.com.
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Rusted Root to celebrate anniversary at Tussey Mountain By ALLISON GIANNOTTI firstname.lastname@example.org
BOALSBURG — Commemorating its 20th year as a band and recent release of its new album, “The Movement,” Rusted Root will perform on June 1 at the Tussey Mountain Amphitheater. The new, fan-funded album showcases Rusted Root’s ability to seamlessly fuse bluegrass instrumentation, African percussion and bluesy vocals into a five-star album. With eight albums under their belt and more than three million records sold worldwide, the rhythmically charged ensemble attributes the success of their newest album to their fans. In a recent interview with Relix, Rusted Root founder and front man, Michael Glabicki said: “We had some fans come into the studio for a day and they were part of the record’s energy. It’s getting back to the days of us starting out with our fans being up close and a part of the process.” The band will play old hits like “Send Me On My Way” and “Ecstasy” in addition to popular tracks from “The Movement.” With a dynamic set, listeners will join Rusted Root on a beautiful and magical journey. “The new music in the set really has transformed the live show,” Glabicki said. “It is differ-
RUSTED ROOT will perform at 8:30 p.m. on June 1 at the Tussey Mountain Ampitheater. ent each night, but there has consistently been a beautiful, woven magic to each show.” The album features band members Michael Glabicki on
If you go What: Rusted Root When: 8:30 p.m., June 1 Where: Tussey Mountain Ampitheater More information: www.tusseymountain.com
lead vocals and guitar, Liz Berlin on vocals and percussion, Patrick Norman on vocals, bass and percussion, Colter Harper on guitar, Preach Freedom on percussion and Dirk Miller on guitar. The gates will open at 5 p.m. with opening band The Perkolators, followed by Mysterytrain. Rusted Root will play from 8:30 to 11 p.m. Tickets can be purchased online at www.tusseymountain. com, over the phone by calling (814) 466-6810 or in person at the ticket office.
Students develop skills at PSU’s youth summer camps From Gazette staff reports UNIVERSITY PARK — As the school year winds down, many young people will soon arrive on Penn State’s University Park campus for youth camps designed for fun, education and a taste of campus life. New this year, the School of Visual Arts Summer Art Camp (July 7 to 12) will teach high school students who are interested in the visual arts how to create a portfolio of their work. The camp’s theme, “Portfolio Processes,” underscores the goals of the program — to show campers how to create exciting artworks in different media and to develop a digital portfolio. The camp coincides with the 2013 Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts. Graeme Sullivan, director of the School of Visual Arts, says the camp will put artists from ninthto 12th-grade in a vibrant studio experience where they’ll learn about drawing, photography, printmaking and sculpture using digital technology. “We want to provide a safe atmosphere where students can push ideas,” said Sullivan. “We’ve created a supportive learning environment for students to interact with faculty and their peers so they can take a serious approach to their work. This camp will expand their skills and introduce them to new kinds of processes.”
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THE SCHOOL OF VISUAL Arts Summer Art Camp gives young artists a vibrant studio experience where they learn about drawing, photography, printmaking and sculpture. Sullivan reviews student portfolios as part of the application process to the School of Visual Arts and said the camp will help high school students appreciate the importance of a strong portfolio. He says images and ideas are an indication of how an artist thinks and makes decisions. “There are always new ways to look at information,” Sullivan said. “These high school students have always had an interest in art and we can help them understand their own ways of thinking and apply that to new materials.” There are scholarships available — two full and two half — for the School of Visual Arts Summer Art Camp.
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ONGOING Exhibit — “Waterways — An artistic exploration of the streams and rivers of central Pennsylvania,” paintings by Alice Kelsey and Jeanne McKinney will be on display in the Windows of the World Main Gallery, Bellefonte Art Museum for Centre County, 133 N. Allegheny St., Bellefonte. Gallery hours are 1-4:30 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Call (814) 355-4280 or visit bellefontemuseum.org. Exhibit — “For the Love of Trees” by Sylvia Apple and Jim Mikkelsen will be on display in the Community Gallery, Bellefonte Art Museum for Centre County, 133 N. Allegheny St., Bellefonte. Gallery hours are 1-4:30 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Call (814) 355-4280 or visit bellefonte museum.org. Painting — See paintings by Megan Sweeney (Banning), Milt Trask, and Thomas Walker on display in the Tea Room Gallery, Bellefonte Art Museum for Centre County, 133 N. Allegheny St., Bellefonte. Gallery hours are 1-4:30 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Call (814) 355-4280 or visit bellefontemuseum.org. Exhibit — “Hearth Cooking, the Heart of the Home” will be on display from 2-4 p.m. on Tuesday and Saturday through November 30 at the Boalsburg Heritage Museum, 304 E. Main St., Boalsburg. The exhibit will feature a recreated hearth of the 18th through early 19th centuries. Admission is free, but donations are accepted. Call (814) 4663035 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Exhibit — “Wild and Scenic Pennsylvania” showcases artwork of Pennsylvania’s beautiful wildlife and wild habitats with both original works and limited edition prints will be on display through Sunday June 30 at the Green Drake Gallery, 101 W. Main St., Millheim. Gallery hours are noon to 8 p.m. Thursday, noon to 9 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. Call (814) 349-2486, email email@example.com or visit the website at greendrakeart.com. Exhibit — The Pennsylvania Military Museum will display a special selection of artifacts and letters “to Mom” in an exhibit remembering the bond of motherhood to the military throughout the month of May at the museum, 51 Boal Ave., Boalsburg. Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. Visit pamilmuseum.org or call (814) 466-6263. Lawn & Garden Sale — Unwanted lawn and garden items are being collected for the Bellefonte Garden Club’s lawn and garden sale to be held Sunday, June 30. Proceeds will be used to continue to make Bellefonte beautiful and support the Children’s Garden. Suggested items include garden tools, décor items, trellis, fencing, pots, small ladders, outdoor furniture, wooden shutters, mulch, potting soil or gift certificates for local nurseries or garden shops. Please no chemicals, nursery pots, non-working power equipment or dirty and broken furniture. Items may be dropped off at The Queen, A Victorian Bed and Breakfast,
176 E. Linn St., Bellefonte. Call first at (814) 355-7946. Do not leave items on the front porch. Historical Museum and PA Room — Learn about the local history and genealogy with expert researchers at the Historical Museum and PA Room, 203 N. Allegheny St., Bellefonte. The hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 15. Call (814) 355-1516 or visit centrecountylibrary.org. 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, MAY 30 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 firstname.lastname@example.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 mydiscovery space.org. World Sounds — The Global Connections’ international music program presents Anatolian Fusion: Turkish Melodies at 12:10 p.m. in the Downsbrough Community Room, Schlow Centre Region Library, 211 S. Allen St., State College. A suggested donation of $5 will benefit Global Connections and Schlow Library. Call (814) 863-3927. Beauty and the Beast — Singing Onstage presents “Beauty and the Beast Jr.” at 7:30 p.m. in the Friedman Auditorium, The State Theatre, 130 W. College Ave., State College. The performance is directed by Heidi Biever, choreographed by Jill A. Brighton, music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Howard Ashman and Tim Rice and book by Linda Woolverton. Call the box office at (814) 466-7141, or the State Theatre’s box office at (814) 272-0606.
FRIDAY, MAY 31 Line Dancing — The Centre Region Parks and Recreation will have line dancing at 10:50 a.m. at the Centre Region Senior Center, 131 S. Fraser St. No. 1, State College. No experience necessary or partners needed. Call (814) 2313076.
Spring Recital — The Dance Academy of State College presents its annual spring recital at 7 p.m. at The State Theatre, 130 W. College Ave., State College. Call (814) 2720606. Walk — The Nephcure Walk will be held at the Bellefonte Area Middle School, 100 N. School St., Bellefonte. Registration is from 9-10 a.m. and the walk kickoff is from 10-10:15 a.m. Visit https://www.facebook.com/kim.atnephcure. Funds raised will benefit the NephCure Foundation which supports research seeking the cause of two debilitating kidney diseases, Nephrotic Syndrome and FSGS.
SUNDAY, JUNE 2 Presentation — “Our Energy: Responsibility for What We Put Into the World” will be presented by by Adriene Nicastro, MS, of Pathways to Inner Peace and Peter Santos, of Manifest Healing from 2:30-4 p.m. at Inspired Holistic Wellness, 107 S. Spring St., Bellefonte. Contact Adriene to register at email@example.com. Spring Recital — The Dance Academy of State College presents its annual spring recital at 3 p.m. at The State Theatre, 130 W. College Ave., State College. Call (814) 272-0606. Walk — The Centre Lions Foresight Committee will hold a Journey for Sight Walk at the 28thy Division Shrine in Boalsburg. Registration is at 1:30 p.m. and the walk starts at 2 p.m. At $10 donaction per walker is suggested. Food will be provided for walkers. Call (814) 238-1267.
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SATURDAY, JUNE 1 Teen Art Program — Exercise your creativity with a variety of materials provided by the library from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Holt Memorial Library, 17 N. Front St., Philipsburg. The event is for teen ages 12 and older. Call (814) 3421987 or visit centrecountylibrary.org. Rusted Root — Rusted Root will perform with Mystertrain at 6 p.m. at Tussey Mountain Amphitheater, 341 Bear Meadows Road, Boalsburg. To purchase tickets visit tusseymointain.com or call (814) 466-6266.
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MONDAY, JUNE 3 Mission Central HUB â€” 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. Line Dancing â€” 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. Preschool Storytime â€” 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 shapes with wall hanging craft. Storytime programs meet Pennsylvania learning standards for early childhood education. Call (814) 364-2580 or visit centrecountylibrary.org. Preschool Storytime â€” 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 Miss Lauraâ€™s spring favorites. Storytime programs meet Pennsylvania learning standards for early childhood education. Call (814) 349-5328 or visit centrecountylibrary.org. Knit Wits â€” Bring your projects to share ideas and tips with others who knit or crochet from 6-7 p.m. at Holt Memorial Library, 17 N. Front St., Philipsburg. Beginner and experienced crocheters or knitters are welcome. Call (814) 342-1987 or visit centrecountylibrary.org. Support Group â€” A Breast Cancer Support Group will meet from 5:30-7 p.m. in Conference Room 3, Mount Nittany Medical Center, 1800 E. Park Ave., State College. Contact Aileen Galley at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call (814)234-6787.
TUESDAY, JUNE 4 Seniors Hiking Group â€” 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 crpr.org. Coffee Time â€” 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. Yoga Class â€” A gentle yoga class will be held from 5-6 p.m. at the Howard United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, 144 W. Main St., Howard. The class is designed to have all flows on the floor. Gain flexibility and strength and leave feeling calm, open and rejuvenated. Call Kathie at (814) 6252852 or email at email@example.com. Yoga Class â€” A basics level yoga class will be held from 6:30-8 p.m. at the Howard United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, 144 W. Main St., Howard. The class is intended for those who may have had some prior yoga experience. Gain flexibility and strength and leave feeling calm, open and rejuvenated. Call Kathie at (814) 625-2852 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Line Dancing â€” The Centre Region Parks and Recreation will have line dancing at 7 p.m. at the Mt. Nittany Residence, 301 Rolling Ridge Drive, State College. No experience necessary or partners needed. Call (814) 231-3076. Model Railroad Club â€” Nittany Valley Model Railroad Club meets at 7 p.m. Old Gregg School, room 1A, 106 School St., Spring Mills. Call Fred at (814) 422-7667. Mother Goose On the Loose â€” 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 centrecountylibrary.org. A Joint Venture â€” A free class on hip and knee replacements will meet from 11 a.m. to noon in Conference Room 1, 2 or 3, Entrance A, Mount Nittany Medical Center, 1800 E. Park Ave., State College. Contact Val Coakley at email@example.com or call (814) 278-4810.
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 5 Line Dancing â€” 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 part-
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ners needed. Call (814) 231-3076. Science Adventures â€” 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit the website at mydiscoveryspace.org. Mission Central HUB â€” 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. Zumba â€” 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. Preschool Storytime â€” 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 fantastic fathers. Storytime programs meet Pennsylvania learning standards for early childhood education. Call (814) 342-1987 or visit centrecountylibrary.org. Adult Craft Night â€” An adult craft night will be held from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at Centre Hall Branch Library, 109 W. Beryl St., Centre Hall. Make birdbaths out of leaves and concrete. Call (814) 364-2580 to reserve your space. Visit centrecountylibrary.org. Diabetes â€” â€œLife with Diabetes,â€? a fourday education series to teach yourself and your loved ones how to live with and manage your diabetes, will be held Tuesdays, June 5, June 12, June 19 and June 26 from 9:30 a.m. to noon at Mount Nittany Medical Center, 1800 E. Park Ave., State College. Email Heather Harpster at email@example.com or call (814) 231-7194. Presentation â€” Eagle Valley Personal Care Home will be hosting a presentation about the role of therapeutic massage and energy work in senior care at 6 p.m., in the chapel, Eagle Valley Personal Care Home, 500 Front St., Milesburg. Call (814) 3553417.
ty Library and Historical Museum, 200 N. Allegheny St., Bellefonte. Call (814) 3551516 or visit centrecountylibrary.org. Adult Craft Night â€” An adult craft night will be held from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at Centre Hall Branch Library, 109 W. Beryl St., Centre Hall. Make bird baths out of leaves and concrete. Call (814) 364-2580 to reserve your space. Visit centrecountylibrary.org. Itâ€™s Elementary â€” 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 Fatherâ€™s Day craft activity. Call (814) 342-1987 or visit centrecountylibrary.org. Wild Series â€” Growing Up Wild Series will meet from 10-11:30 a.m. at the Environmental Learning Center, Bald Eagle State Park, 149 Main Park Road, Howard. Bring children to an interactive program designed for ages 3-5 years old. A variety of basic crafts, stories, short walks and nature games will be available. The event could take place inside or outside so please dress for the weather. Preregistration is required by calling the Environmental Learning Center at (814) 625-9369. World Sounds â€” The Global Connectionsâ€™ international music program presents Mari Morgan: Songs of Wales at 12:10 p.m. in the Downsbrough Community Room, Schlow Centre Region Library, 211 S. Allen St., State College. A suggested donation of $5 will benefit Global Connections and Schlow Library. Call (814) 8633927. Support Group â€” Children and families with Type 1 Diabetes Support Group will meet from 6:30-7:30 p.m. in Conference Rooms 1 and 2, Entrance E, Mount Nittany Medical Center, 1800 E. Park Ave., State College. Email Hayley Weyhe at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (814) 777-4664. Spring Recital â€” The Dance Academy of State College presents its annual spring recital at 6 p.m. at The State Theatre, 130 W. College Ave., State College. Call (814) 2720606.
UPCOMING THURSDAY, JUNE 6 Storytime â€” 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 email@example.com. Science Adventures â€” 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit the website at mydiscoveryspace.org. Preschool Storytime â€” 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 fantastic fathers. Storytime programs meet Pennsylvania learning standards for early childhood education. Call (814) 342-1987 or visit centrecountylibrary.org. Hooks and Needles â€” Bring your projects to share ideas and tips with others who knit from 1-2:30 p.m. at Centre Coun-
Open Registration â€” The Pennsylvania Military Museum in Boalsburg is now accepting registrations for the annual Boot Camp for Kids on Saturday, Aug. 3. This summer day camp of military instruction is designed for boys and girls ages 8-13. Registration deadline is Friday, July 5. Visit pamilmuseum.org for application information. Class â€” Senior High Studio is a twoweek introductory experience, which has a one week option for those students unable to attend both weeks to be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday July 8-12 and July 15-19 at C. Barton McCann School of Art, 4144 Miller Road, Petersburg. For students in grades nine through 12. Students will explore a variety of materials including drawing, painting, ceramics and sculpture while developing their portfolio. A final art show will conclude the program and showcase student work for family and friends to see. To enroll visit Youth Programs at mccannart.org. Call (814) 6672538 or email admissions@mccannart. org. â€” 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) 237-5220 ext. 247, email email@example.com 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) 2375220 ext. 247, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit ccwrc.org. ALIVE Teen Club meets at 6 p.m. Sundays at First Baptist Church, 539 Jacksonville Road, Bellefonte. Call (814) 355-5678 or visit 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 / email@example.com or Janie at (814) 235-2000 / firstname.lastname@example.org 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 fbcbellefonte. 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@ embarq mail.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 email@example.com. Bald Eagle Area Class of 1965 meets for dinner at 5:30 p.m. the last Friday of each month, Bellefonte Elks, 120 W. High St., Bellefonte. Call Bob (814) 383-2151. Bellefonte High School Class of 1956 meets for dinner at 5:30 p.m. the second Friday of each month, 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 Garden Club meets at 6:30 p.m. the third Tuesday of the month at the First Presbyterian Church, 203 N. Spring St., Bellefonte. Visit www.facebook.com/bellefonte gardenclub or call (814) 355-4427. Bellefonte Historical Railroad Society meets at 7 p.m. the first Monday of each month, Train Station, Talleyrand Park, Bellefonte. Call (814) 355-1053 or 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 2 p.m. the third Thursday every month at HealthSouth Nittany Valley Rehabilitation Hospital, 550 E. College Ave., Pleasant Gap. Call James Williamson, RT, respiratory manager at (814) 359-3421. Better Breathers are affiliated with the American Lung Association. Business Networking International meets 7 a.m. Thursdays, Celebration Hall, 2280 Commercial Blvd., State College. Members share ideas, contacts and business referrals. Fee is $10 for room and breakfast. Call Kelly Swisher (814) 280-1656. Boy Scouts of America BSA Troop 66 meets at 7-8 p.m. every Tuesday at Pleasant Gap United Methodist Church, 179 S. Main St., Pleasant Gap. Email Scoutmaster Bill Weaver at email@example.com. Brain Injury Support Group meets 7 p.m. the second Tuesday of every month at HealthSouth Nittany Valley Rehabilitation Hospital, 550 E. College Ave., Pleasant Gap. Call Sharon Poorman, CRRN, nurse manager at (814) 359-3421. There will be no meetings in January and February. Breast Cancer Support Group meets 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 Col-
lege. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Central Pennsylvania Holistic Wellness Group will meet to share and learn about many methods and techniques to support a holistic, homeopathic and spiritual 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-Holistic-Wellness-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 ccdssociety@ 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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 myfamily healthassociates.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, email@example.com 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. Heart Failure Support Group will meet at 4 p.m. the fourth Monday of every month at HealthSouth Nittany Valley Rehabilitation Hospital, 550 E. College Ave., Pleasant Gap. Call Traci Curtorillo, CRRN, nurse manager at (814) 359-3421. I.O.O.F. Centre Lodge #153 meets 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 statecollege mops.com. Multiple Sclerosis Support Group meets 6 p.m. every third Tuesday at HealthSouth Nittany Valley Rehabilitation Hospital, Outpatient Entrance, 550 E. College Ave., Pleasant Gap. The support group is affiliated with the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Harrisburg office. Call Steve Uberti, PTA at (814) 359-3421. National Alliance on Mental Illness meets 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 visitNittany ValleyWoodturners.org. The Nittany Valley Writers Network meets for an early-risers breakfast at 7 a.m. every third Wednesday, The Waffle Shop, 1610 W. College Ave., State College. The Nittany Valley Writers Network meets from 7-8:30 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month at Schlow Centre Region Library, 211 S. Allen St., State College. Parent Support Group for Children with Eating Disorders meets from 7-8 p.m. the second Tuesday of every month in Conference Room 3, Mount Nittany Medical Center, 1800 E. Park Ave., State College. Call Kristie Kaufman (814) 466-7921. Penns Valley Grange No. 158 meets 7:30 p.m. the second Thursday of every month, Grange Hall, Railroad Street, Spring Mills. Pleasant Gap Rotary Club meets at 6 p.m. every Thursday at the Oaks, 220 Rachel Drive, Pleasant Gap. Reiki group will meet from 6:30-8:30 p.m. the first Wednesday of every month at Inspired Holistic Wellness, 107 S. Spring St., Bellefonte. Call (814) 883-0957, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.inspiredholisticwellness.com. RSVP is appreciated. The Romans 12:2 Group meets from 7-8:30 p.m. Mondays at 204 W. High St., Bellefonte. The group is an addictions breakaway program sponsored by Lifegate Baptist Church 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 email@example.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 statecollege weaversguild.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) 2375220 ext. 247, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit ccwrc.org. Stroke Support Group meets 4 p.m. last Tuesday of every month at HealthSouth Nittany Valley Rehabilitation Hospital, 550 E. College Ave., Pleasant Gap. There will be no meeting in August and December. Call Caroline Salva-Romero, M.A., CCC-SLP-L, speech therapy manager or Linda Meyer, M.S., CCC-SLP-L, speech-language pathologist at (814) 3593421. 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 8:3010:30 a.m., the third Wednesday of every month at the Patton Township conference room, 100 Patton Plaza, State College. Email email@example.com 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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Surviving the economic roller coaster It twists, it turns, it goes up, it comes down and it even has the uncanny ability to make many of us feel a bit wobbly and nauseous. The economic roller coaster has taken all of us for a wild ride, particularly over the past few years. So what can you do now to help gain back some control over your financial life? Thrivent Financial for Lutherans, a not-for-profit financial services organization, offers the following timeless tips to help you survive the ride. ■ Pay down your debt, but don’t forget to pay yourself too. Generally speaking, the sooner you pay off your debt — especially consumer debt like Randy Reeder is a that of credit cards — the better off representative of you’ll be. However, also set aside Thrivent Financial. money on a regular basis for an emerHe can be reached gency. at (814) 353-3303. ■ Track, then manage, your cash flow. It’s impossible to manage your money if you don’t have a feel for what you take in and where your money goes. A budget can be a real lifesaver in terms of ensuring that you have a solid financial foundation.
■ Insure the fundamentals (health, property, income and life). Everything you own is at risk IF your fundamental needs of your life are not properly insured. A financial professional can assist you in determining the appropriate level of insurance for your specific circumstances. ■ Grow your job skills. Perhaps one of the most neglected of our assets is our job skills. Continually seek to grow and enhance your value to your current employer or potential employers by growing your job skills through continuing education, volunteer experiences, and more. ■ Direct your bonus or raise toward financial priorities. If you are lucky enough to have received a bonus or raise, put it towards a financial priority, like paying down your debt, creating an emergency savings, continuing education, or building your retirement account. ■ Invest for the long-term. It may be tempting to discontinue participation in your company’s 401(k) account. Don’t. Letting emotions override sound economic decisions could be a big mistake. It is wise to continue to participate in a 401(k) program, especially if your company is matching your contribution. Consider time, not timing. When will you need the money? The strategy of someone 25 years away from retirement versus just one or two is obviously going to be different. Make sure your portfolio is rebalanced and is appropriately allocated for your risk tolerance, but also make sure you are ready to take advantage of
a market rebound. ■ Build your financial knowledge. Read financial publications; listen to financial shows; talk to friends and financial professionals. The more you know, the better decisions you will make concerning the financial choices you have. ■ Talk with loved ones about location of financial documents. It is especially important for senior parents and adult children to discuss this matter. Every family will differ regarding their comfort level around discussing specifics of end-of-life and healthcare issues, but all families should, at a minimum, inform their loved ones where specific financial documents can be found (e.g., health care directives; long-term care and life insurance policies; pension and retirement account information). ■ Meet with a financial professional and work with a strong company. A financial professional can be invaluable in helping you create and track a financial program appropriate to your goals. Work with someone you trust; someone who has an excellent reputation and plenty of positive references. Ask the right questions to make sure the company or companies you will be working with are strong and stable. ■ Live generously. It is easy to get caught up in everything going on in our world. Don’t forget to give back. Make financial donations when you can and look for opportunities to volunteer and share.
Success, like beauty, is in the eye of the beholder Solutions to help you grow DAVID M. MASTOVICH
(Editor’s note: This is the second in a series of three articles based on content from recent presentations made to college students.)
While preparing a speech for a group of college seniors, I focused on the importance of a lifelong thirst for knowledge and achieving positive, incremental change. The end result was David M. a presentation with Mastovich is three key themes: president of Success, like beauMASSolutions Inc. ty, should be in the eye For more of the beholder. You information, go to massolutions.biz. decide what you want to do, how you want to live and what you want to achieve. Potential employers need to know what you are capable of and how you think. Use the Seinfeld PR Approach and tell your story. What you think is nothing can be inter-
esting to others. People will want you on their team if you are organized, efficient and get things done. When it comes to success, regardless of where we are in our lives, we should ask and answer these success related questions: ■ What’s your definition of success? ■ How do you measure it? ■ Do you believe you can attain it? Early on, we tend to define success based on what we see and like in others. We compare ourselves and ask if we measure up. The healthier approach is to realize that success, like beauty, is in the eye of the beholder. Take the time to decide what you want to do and how you want to live. Be clear. Put it to paper or computer. Your definition will probably evolve over time as you move through life’s different phases. But if you don’t invest the time into clearly defining your goals and values again and again, you might look back and wonder “What if?” As for measuring success, you also decide on the metrics. Set specific goals and develop action plans to achieve them.
Skills of Central Pa. names Pardee as CEO From Gazette staff reports STATE COLLEGE — Skills of Central Pennsylvania, Inc., announced Dr. Wendy Pardee as Skills’ new president and CEO, beginning June 24, in concert with Dr. David M. “Mike” Rice’s impending retirement later this summer. As the president and CEO, Pardee will work directly with the board of directors and Skills’ senior management staff to provide leadership to the organization and further the Skills mission. She comes to Skills after serving as chief financial officer for more than 14 years with Community Guidance Center, a private non-profit outpatient mental health clinic in Indiana, Pa. “The board is pleased to have found someone in Dr. Pardee whose experience, energy and enthusiasm will take Skills in exciting new directions while maintaining the quality services we are known for and insist upon,” commented Ann Stacey, chairwoman of the board of directors. Rice announced his plans to retire to
the board of directors in August, launching the creation of a search committee for his replacement. He has served as Skills’ president and CEO since 2000. “Dr. Rice’s outstanding service to Skills is exemplified by our strong fiscal health, programmatic growth in 16 counties, and over 1000 dedicated care providers. We credit Dr. Rice’s leadership with much of our current success. He will be missed,” Stacey said. Established in 1960, Skills of Central Pennsylvania provides a wide variety of services, primarily focused on supporting individuals with disabilities and mental illness so they can live self-determined lives throughout its sixteen county service area. Skills of Central Pennsylvania, Inc. is committed to creating opportunities, providing choice and support and promoting recovery to enhance all aspects of people’s lives. More information about Skills can be found on the website www.SkillsofCentralPa.org
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Be realistic but aspirational. Planning and putting details into the plan enable you to be realistic. Aspiring to achieve challenging stretch goals ensures you don’t settle. Whether you are a college student, seasoned veteran, retiree or anywhere in between, you decide your definition of success and whether you are achieving it. Define it, plan for it, work it, live it.
That’s a big part of the measurement. But the biggest part is based on something subjective: happiness. How much do you enjoy what you are doing in your personal and professional life? Are you happy most of the time? If not, make the necessary changes. The third question is related to whether or not you believe you can achieve your definition of success.
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THE CENTRE COUNTY GAZETTE
MAY 30-JUNE 5, 2013
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.
Ronald E. DeHass, Carol L Cartwright and Carol L. DeHass to Ronald E. DeHass, 243 Lucas Roas, Bellefonte, $1. Brian N. Green and Jessica D. Green to Rachel L. Altemus, 1110 Old Route 220, Bellefonte, $165,000.
to Matthew B. Restall, 612 Old Farm Lane, State College, $1. Katherine H. Canich and Michael R. Canich Jr. to Katherine H. Canich, 1722 Princeton Dr., State College, $1. Gary L. Mullen and Beverly B. Mullen to Peter H. Seidenberg and Jennifer K. Seidenberg, 1324 Deerfield Drive, State College, $470,000. Timothy A. Tuggy and Jean Tuggy to Jean Tuggy, 175 Irion St., Pine Grove Mills, $1. S&A Homes Inc. to Jeffrey W. Seger and Karen A. Seger, 2457 Prairie Rose Lane, State College, $336,744. Michael J. Hendrickson and Jennifer Tressel Hendrickson to Peter Newman and Siri Newman, 2622 Sleepy Hollow Drive, State College, $565,000.
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Edward R. Gensimore Estate and Barry Lee Gensimore executor to Daniel Gensimore, 102 E. Potter St., Centre Hall, $115,000. Edward R. Gensimore Estate and Barry Lee Gensimore executor to Daniel Gensimore, 106 E. Potter St., Centre Hall, $115,000.
COLLEGE TOWNSHIP Bank of America to Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, 212 Rainlo St., State College, $1. Wendell V. Courtney and Linette K. Courtney to Gary L. Mullen and Beverly B. Mullen, 879 Greenbrier Drive, State College, $850,000. Karen F. Conroy and Janine R. Fraser by attorney to Shirley N. Minier co-trustee and Russell C. Minier cotrustee, 305 Village Heights, Unit 325, State College, $169,900. Michael J. Hite and Judith A. Hite to Michael J. Hite, 416 Spring Lea Drive, State College,$1.
FERGUSON TOWNSHIP Stephan Levitsky and Nancy A. Levitsky to Martin Turecky and Zuzana Turecky, 1194 Northhampton St., State College, $485,000. Robin L. Restall, Trina M. Restall and Matthew B. Restall
Robert W. Woodring and Heather D. Woodring to Robin Lee Harlan, 229 W. Duncan St., Aaronsburg, $168,000.
HARRIS TOWNSHIP Elliott Kakraba, Eliott Kakraba and Juliet Kakraba to Eliott Kakraba and Juliet Kakraba, 716 Brookside Drive, Boalsburg, $1. Susan Y. Oh and Benedict Y. Oh to Susan Y. Oh and Benedict Y. Oh, 290 Meadowlark Lane, Boalsburg, $1 RJ Housel Rentals LLC to Robert E. Reese and Janette A. Reese, 6044 S. Eagle Valley Road, Bellefonte, $59,900.
MARION TOWNSHIP Roy J. Bartley Jr. and Judith E. Bartley to Roy J. Bartley Jr. and Judith E. Bartley, 4305 Jacksonville Road, Howard, $1.
PATTON TOWNSHIP Joshua W. Glantz to Joshua W. Glantz, 802 Meeks Lane, Port Matilda, $1. Stefan T. Thynell to Stefan T. Thynell and Lena K. Thynell, 101 Wildernest, Port Matilda, $1. Clarence R. Griffin II and Jessica M. Griffin to Xiangfen Zhou, 635 Marjorie Mae St., State College, $164,000.
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Paul E. Dunlop and Melanie L. Dunlap to Jason C. Yoder, 402 Hampton St., Philipsburg, $145,000. Micah Hershock Shiflet and Cassandra Marie Shiflet to Amanda J. Thompson, 123 N. 9th St., Philipsburg, $93,500.
POTTER TOWNSHIP U.S. Department of Agriculture to David D. Bierly and Darlene R. Bierly, $0. Thomas H. Siegenthaler and Loretta Siegenthaler to Thomas H. Siegenthaler and Robin L. Siegenthaler, 114 Horseshoe Lane, Spring Mills, $1.
RUSH TOWNSHIP Barry L. Lannen Sr. to Barry L. Lannen Sr., 3631 Cassanova Road, Munson, $1.
SNOW SHOE TOWNSHIP Douglas R. Stoner to Ty R. Long, Todd A. Long, Tracy L. Long, Jay D. Bomgardner and Amy R. Bomgardner, 736 Gorton Road, Snow Shoe, $42,000. John A. Kachik Estate and Dolores M. Kachik to Travis A. Kachik and Crystal L. Kachik, 1126 Clarence Road, Moshannon, $20,000.
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Anne G. Houck Estate and William G. Tressler executor to Carol J. Day, 717 N. Allegheny St., Bellefonte, $111,900. Kellie Lynn Guinan and Matthew Anthony Nimerosky to American International Relocation, 143 Faust Circle, Bellefonte, $185,000. American International Relocation to Loretta Michon, 143 Faust Circle, Bellefonte, $185,000. Donald R. Bierly and Linda L. Bierly to Donald R. Bierly and Linda L. Bierly, 832 Jacksonville Road, Bellefonte, $1. Merrel A. Kellander and Lorraine E. Kellander to Deborah L. Kearns, 112 Musser Lane, McClure, $1.
UNION TOWNSHIP Robert E. Reese and Jeannette A. Reese to Jerry L. Young and Eileen S. Young, 125 Aztec Court, Julian, $89,500. Lala M. Hall Revocable Living Trust, Lala M. Hall trustee, Lalah M. Lindsey trustee, Lalah M. Hall trustee and Lala M. Lindsey trustee to Lalah M. Lindsey trustee, 1242 Rattlesnake Pike, Julian, $1.
WALKER TOWNSHIP Zion Associates to Lorna J. Tedrow, $137,900. Gary J. Habovick and Caroline A. Habovick to Gary J. Habovick and Caroline A. Habovick , 110 Cedar Lane, Bellefonte, $1. Joshua E. Wilburn and Nalinee Wilburn to Tyler Marie Quiggle, 138 Pine St., Howard, $1. Patrick Burke and Johanna Lee Burke to Tyler Del Martz Destiny Rae Martz, 117 Meadow Lane, Bellefonte, $169,900.
WORTH TOWNSHIP D. Marshall Norton and Sandra H. Norton to Robert J. Peters and Theresa D. Peters, 916 E. Mountain Road, Port Matilda, $190,000.
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