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Hatching a plan Free seminar spreads information about the proper way to raise chickens./Page 10
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Egg hunt will benefit cancer fight By CHRIS MORELLI firstname.lastname@example.org
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MAKING STRIDES: Participants in the Walk With Me fundraiser, sponsored by Easter Seals Central Pennsylvania, strolled through the Penn State campus on March 31. See additional coverage, Page 16.
STATE COLLEGE — Talk about getting bigger and better. The MOGS Motorcycle Club had 4,000 eggs for its annual Community Easter Egg Hunt and BBQ in 2011. This year, they've added a few eggs. Try 4,000 more. “We wanted to make it an even better event,” said MOGS president Doug “Thor” Marlow. “We're tryEMILY WHITEHEAD ing to raise money and have some fun. But we always try to help someone in need.” This year, all proceeds from the event will go to Emily Whitehead, a 6-year-old from Philipsburg who is battling acute lymphoblastic leukemia. She has been undergoing treatments in Philadelphia and probably will not be able to attend the egg hunt.
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Area groups join forces for youths
Realtors optimistic for 2012 By HARRY ZIMBLER
By CHRIS MORELLI
For The Gazette
STATE COLLEGE — In the wake of the sex abuse scandal involving former Penn State defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky, parents are becoming more aware of what's going on in their children's lives. They're starting to ask more questions. And, according to Centre County Youth Service Bureau CEO Andrea Boyles, that's a good thing. “Parents are more aware,” Boyles said. “They're more nervous about their kids' relationships with adults. We get lots of calls from parents who ask questions like, 'Is it normal for my son to text with his coach? What's normal?' Things like that.” Taking a unified approach to the issue of sexual abuse, a number of groups in Centre County launched a collaborative effort to increase public awareness, increase risk reduction, strengthen a mandated reporting system and enhance services to victims. The recently formed Child Safety and Protection Collaborative consists of members from the YMCA, Youth Service Bureau, United Way and Women’s Resource Center under the direction of Centre County Judge Bradley P. Lunsford. “We're trying to make sure that Centre
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AT THE HELM: Andrea Boyles leads the Centre County Youth Service Bureau.
YSB continues to serve and grow By CHRIS MORELLI email@example.com
STATE COLLEGE — When it comes to serving children, youth and families in Centre County, the Youth Service Bureau stands as a front-line resource. At the helm of YSB is CEO Andrea Boyles. As YSB continues to grow and serve more families, Boyles is busier than ever before. “We look at ourselves in three divisions,”
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Boyles said. “There's community-based prevention — those are programs designed to keep kids from needing greater services down the road. We also do family services. The third arm of what we do is residential.” To completely understand what exactly these programs do, it's important to take a closer look at each division.
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The outlook for the Centre County real estate market in 2012 appears positive as the industry shows significant signs of recovery following rough years in 2010 and 2011. “Our best years ever were 2005 to 2006,” said Chuck Gambone, broker and principal of Gambone, Songer and Associates Realty. “In this region we closed on 1,800 properties, including lots, land, houses and more. In 2011, that number had dropped 30 percent, so we’re not impervious to a longer recession. 2010 and 2011 were nightmare years in Centre County real estate.” According to Derek Canova, president of the Centre County Association of Realtors, the recession that hit hard nationally in 2008 was late in arriving in Centre County. “(Sales) in 2010 and 2011 were sluggish,” he said. “Home sales decreased each year, though the average price of housing held up.”
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Front and Centre HEALTHY DEBATE: Joel Mathis and Ben Boychuk offer differing views on President Obama’s health care mandate. Page 7
REASON FOR THE SEASON: Columnist Amy Debach-Confer explores the origins of Easter traditions. Page 14
SLICK PRODUCTION: The Bellefonte Area High School drama club is preparing to stage the popular musical “Grease” this month. Page 9
FORE!: Along with the arrival of spring comes robins, crocuses and — of course — golfers. Find out the best spots for teeing off. Page 20
ART OF THE MATTER: The Art Alliance has scheduled its second annual “Kids Love Art” program and exhibit to shine the spotlight on young artists. Page 22
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POLICE LOG From staff reports
Assault charges filed State Police at Rockview report that they have filed simple assault charges against a 19-year-old Howard man. He allegedly struck a 17-year-old male. The incident occurred at 5:15 p.m. on Monday on Merrill Lane in Liberty Township.
N.Y. man faces DUI, drug charges A New York man was charged with DUI and drug offenses on March 28 while stopped at a gas station on East College Avenue, according to police. Ariel Edwards, 23, of St. Albans, N.Y., was arraigned on six misdemeanor counts and was placed in jail on $50,000 bail. According to State College police, they responded to Sheetz at 2000 E. College Ave., after receiving reports of a vehicle driving erratically around 7:45 a.m. Edwards was found to be under the influence of a controlled substance and refused to submit to a blood test, police said.. Inside the vehicle, police said they found marijuana and more than two dozen stolen credit cards.
Counterfeiting investigated Two Penn State students may face felony forgery charges after police allege that they designed counterfeit $1 and $5 bills on their computers and used them as real currency, according to State College police. Police did not identify the students because they have not been formally charged. Over the weekend, employees at the College Avenue McDonalds reported to police that counterfeit money was used. When police responded to the call, one of the suspects was still in the restaurant. University police originally responded to the counterfeit reports. State College police also reported that someone used a counterfeit $20 at the Snappy's convenience store, located at 200 E. College Ave. on March 29. Police did not indicate whether they believe the incidents are related.
Driver crashes stolen truck State College police are investigating the theft of a delivery truck. On Saturday at approximately 1:30 a.m., a 1997 Chevy was reported stolen from the 500 block of East
Waring Avenue, police said. The keys were left inside the vehicle. Later, an on-duty officer saw the truck at Sheetz, 2000 E. College Ave. The officer gave chase, but the driver crashed the truck into some trees and an electrical pole at Spring Creek. The driver of the truck then ran away from the scene. The investigation continues.
Details released State College police have released several details about an investigation of a suspicious male who may have tried to enter the back door of a residence. At approximately 9 p.m. March 30, a man tried to enter a house on the 2600 block of Pennbrook Lane, according to police. A female resident and her 6-year-old daughter saw the man try to enter the residence. He is de-
scribed as white, 6 feet tall with an average build and wearing a white T-shirt. Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 814-234-7150.
touched her in a guest room at the Nittany Lion Inn. The investigation continues.
Sex assault reported
A laptop was stolen from a residence at 433 Orlando Ave. at approximate-
A sexual assault was reported to the Penn State Police on Tuesday, 14 months after the incident occurred. Police said a woman reported that in February 2011 a man known to her indecently
ly 1:30 p.m. Monday. State College police did not release a value for the laptop and could not confirm that the theft was connected to other recent thefts in the Highlands Area. Several thefts have occurred involving computers and cash.
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Art show recognizes kids’ creativity early childhood learning programs in Pennsylvania. All artwork in the show will remain on display at the municipal buildSTATE COLLEGE — On April 2, colorful ing until the end of April. An online gallery craft stones glued to construction paper, will be available to those early childhood water-colored paper towels and tree bark programs who participated in the art excovered with acrylic paint filled the lobby hibit, as well as local municipalities, to of the State College Municipal Building for promote the understanding of young child the opening reception of the Smart Start issues. Centre County annual Children’s Art Show. Smart Start Centre County, a non-profit The event, sponsored by *ndulge and organization that focuses on educating the The Honeybaked Ham Co. and Café, was public about early childhood health, care held in celebration of the Week of the and education, initiated the art show Young Child, a week devoted to focusing about 15 years ago as a way to honor the public attention on the needs of young creative efforts of local young children and children. their early childhood teachers. The exhibit also honored the 10th anLocal daycares and early childhood edniversary of Keystone STARS, a state-funducation centers were sent invitations to ed program set on supporting and recogparticipate in the art show. nizing the continued efforts to improve Kelly Johnson, the project manager for Smart Start, said prior to the first open reception held last year, art was collected and put on display in local business. The artwork, created by children ranging from infants to 5-year-olds, has no guideline from Smart Start and is only limited by the children’s imagination. “Every year we try to get more variety to showcase the creativity of young children,” Johnson said. Numerous creativity outlets were on display for art show goers, including pieces from Our Lady of Victory Preschool’s “Positive and Negative Spaces,” a work in which children painted over top of tape and then drug painting tools across the $SULOa3OD\KRXVH7KHDWUH surface, and the Child Care 814-863-0255 < www.theatre.psu.edu Center at Hort’s Hildebrant Learning Center’s “Butterfly P E N N S T A T E Garden” sculpture made up &ROOHJHRI$UWV of shredded Sheetz bags, DQG$UFKLWHFWXUH water bottles, aluminum
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“We thought the reception was a good way to make the idea of young children’s art and creativity more public,” Johnson said. Siwei Liang came to the show to see a piece titled “Bead Box” created by his daughter, Shirley, 3, and other 3- to 5-yearold children from the Bennet Family Center. But upon entering the building, he was immediately surprised by the level of creativity of all the artwork on display in the lobby. “The pieces are very wonderful. Some of these children will keep their gifts forever. I know with my daughter, sometimes she doesn’t know what she is drawing until she is done. Her imagination lets her do that. Then she will tell me it’s a bird or the ocean. That’s creativity,” Liang said. For Johnson, Liang’s appreciation for the artwork is what makes the show a success. “For people who don’t work with young children, they might not think about them, especially here in the municipal building. It’s nice to see the creativity of children,” Johnson said. “We want to show that it is much more than cutting and gluing. It’s more than crafts. It’s an expression of much more.”
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OBITUARIES M. Irene Kone Hambright M. Irene Kone Hambright, 88, of Bellefonte, died March 28, 2012, surrounded by her family in her room filled with love. She was born, April 10, 1923, in Harrodsburg, Ky., a daughter of the late McKinley and Martha B. Anness. On Oct. 22, 1945, she married Robert Kone of Burnham, Pa., who died Nov. 18, 1960. In 1967 she married Jake Hambright, who died Aug. 26, 1989. She is survived by four daughters, Sherry Horn (Rick), of Cogan Station; Martha (Martie) Kone Capparelle (Tom), of Bellefonte; Jane Kone (Jim Lynch), of Howard; and Tracey Leitzell (Alan), of Bellefonte; a stepson, Joe Hambright (Barb) of Florida; one sister, Rosa (Sherman) Votaw, of Valdosta, Ga.; a brother, McKinley Anness Jr. (Margaret), of Harrodsburg, Ky.; eight grandchildren; 11 greatchildren; and one greatgreat-grandson.
She was preceded in death by a sister, Nancy Martin, of Harrodsburg, Ky.; an infant son in 1948; a grandson, Ray North Jr., in 1986; and a great-granddaughter, Nicole, in 1984. She was a member of St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, State College, and was active in the church’s Circle Six and Friendship Class, and she was a member of a Bible study and prayer group. A public visitation and funeral service was held on Saturday, March 31, 2012, at Wetzler Funeral Service Inc. 206 N. Spring St., Bellefonte, with Pastor Rick Wilson officiating. Burial was at Birch Hill Cemetery in Burnham. Memorial contributions can be made to either St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, 109 McAllister St., State College, PA 16801 or Home Nursing Agency Healthcare, 450 Windmere Dr., Suite 100, State College, PA 16801.
Phyllis N. Ream Phyllis N. Ream, 83, of Bellefonte, went home to be with her Lord on Monday, April 2, 2012, at Centre Crest Nursing Home. Born May 7, 1928, in Bellefonte, she was a daughter of the late Emery O. and Mildred (Tierney) Holderman. She was married to Norman D. Ream, Sr., who preceded her in death on Feb. 10, 2000. Phyllis attended the Bellefonte Area High School. She was very proud that she received her GED when she was in her 50s. She had been employed at Penn State University in the food services department. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Bellefonte. She is survived by her children: Norman D. Ream Jr. (Peggy), of Deatsville, Ala., David A. Ream (Barb), of Bellefonte, and Pamela J. Mulfinger (Don), of Bellefonte; six grandchildren: Staci, Katelen, Alex, Jessica, Jeffrey, Megan; and four great-grandchildren. She is also survived by
three brothers and two sisters: Janet Tressler (Bill), of Springdale, Ariz., Beverly Wilson (Jim), of Bellefonte, Donald Holderman (Phyllis), of Bellefonte, Jon Holderman (Suki), of Huntsville, Ala., and Marlin Holderman (Jane), of Bellefonte. In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by her son, Jeffrey, and brother, Charles. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, April 7, 2012, at 11 a.m. at the First Baptist Church, 539 Jacksonville Road, Bellefonte, with Pastor Greg Shipe officiating. Burial will follow in Meyers Cemetery, Benner Township. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Phyllis's memory to the First Baptist Church, 539 Jacksonville Rd., Bellefonte, PA 16823. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.wetzlerfuneralhome.com.
Chris Ramish Chris Ramish, 48, of Bellefonte, passed away Thursday, March 29, 2012, at Mount Nittany Medical Center. Born in Bellefonte on August 5, 1963, he was a son of the late Philip A. Ramish and Mary Jane (Hendershot) Ramish, who survives in Bellefonte. Chris was a 1981 graduate of Bellefonte Area High School and received an Associate Degree in Liberal Arts from Penn State University. He served in the United States Marine Corps, and was employed as the manager of Benner Springs for the Pennsylvania Fish Commission. He was a member of the Faith
United Methodist Church in Bellefonte, and was a committee member of Boy Scout Troop #34. He loved motorcycles. Along with his mother, Chris is survived by his two sons: Vincent and Nicholas Ramish, both of Bellefonte; two brothers, Andy (Tracy) Ramish, of Bellefonte, and Philip T. (Bonnie) Ramish, of Bellefonte. A funeral service was held April 2, 2012, at Faith United Methodist Church with the Rev. Andrew Morgan officiating. Burial with full military honors followed in Centre County Memorial Park, College Township.
Carl G. Ream Carl G. Ream, 83, of Pleasant Gap, passed from his life on Wednesday, April 3, 2012, at Mount Nittany Medical Center. Born Nov. 9, 1928, in Spring Township, he was a son of the late Harold R. and Ethel F. (Lyons) Ream. He was a 1947 graduate of Bellefonte Area High School. Immediately upon graduation from high school, he enlisted in the United States Air Force and served his country for 20 years. He retired from the United States Postal Service on March 31, 1986. He was an active member of American Legion Post #0867 and also was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #1800. He was honored by the American Legion for 60 continuous years of membership and served in the honor guard for patriotic holidays and related events. Carl still enjoyed gardening and working around his house. He was an avid reader and amateur historian of the Second World War, as well as other U.S. conflicts. He loved to read comics. He was preceded in
death by his brother, Norman D. Ream, his two sisters, Ruby M. Rose and Emeline E. Corl, and a nephew, Jeffrey Ream. He is survived by several nieces and nephews: Thomas P. Rose, Terry L. Corl, Deborah K. Corl, Norman D. Ream, Jr., David A. Ream and Pamela J. Muffinger. There will be a public visitation held on Friday, April 6, 2012, from 10 until 11 a.m., the time of the service, at Wetzler Funeral Service Inc. in Bellefonte. Funeral services will immediately follow visitation with the Rev. Kevin Shock officiating. Burial will follow in Meyer Cemetery, Benner Township. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in his name to St. Mark Lutheran Church at 160 N. Main St., Pleasant Gap, PA 16823, Pleasant Gap Fire Company at 475 Robinson Lane, Pleasant Gap, PA 16823, or the American Legion at 453 S. Main Street, Pleasant Gap, PA 16823. Online condolences may be made at www.wetzlerfurneralhome.com.
James L. Robinson James L. Robinson, 81, of Bellefonte, passed away Friday, March 30, 2012, at Mount Nittany Medical Center in College Township. Born on Aug. 18, 1930, in Bald Eagle Township, Clinton County, he was the son of the late Charles L. Robinson and M. Catherine (Womelsdorf ) Robinson. On Oct. 30, 1954, he married Caroline Wettstein, who preceded him in death on Feb. 16, 1979. He attended the Yarnell School System. James drove for Davidson Brothers Trucking Co. for over 50 years. He was a member of the American Disabled Veteran Association and the State College American Legion Post #245. James was a veteran who served in the United States Army. For his service he received the United Nations Service Medal and Korean Service Medal with one Bronze star. He is survived by four daughters: Lois Reed, of Whitehall, Linda Flick (Harold), of Howard, Joyce Robinson, of Pleasant Gap, and Cathy Robinson, of Philadelphia; two sons:
Dennis Robinson (Cindy), of Centre Hall, and Tim Robinson (Dori), of Plano, Texas; one sister, Sylvia Kitchen, of Beech Creek; and two brothers: Russell Robinson (Marian), of Milesburg, and Paul Robinson (Charlene), of Bellefonte. Also surviving are seven grandchildren: Melanie Doll, Christie Doll, Jeremey Reed (Jemilia), Jeremy Rose, Tyson Robinson, Jaime Moore (James), Danielle White (Dave Arbogast); and two greatgrandchildren. In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by four sisters and one brother. Funeral services were held at the Wetzler Funeral Home with Pastor Rob Tevis officiating. Burial with full military honors were at Zion Union Cemetery, Walker Township. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Mount Nittany Medical Center Foundation at 1800 E. Park Ave., State College, PA 16803. Online condolences may be made at www.wetzlerfuneralhome.com.
PSU trustees seek openess By GENARO C. ARMAS Associated Press
STATE COLLEGE — Keith Masser was busy enough running his 4,600-acre potato farm before his schedule got even tighter the past couple months. In January, he became the vice chairman of Penn State’s Board of Trustees. He likened the time he’s put into the leadership position to that of a second full-time job. Masser and other board leaders are working to foster openness and ease tensions on a campus on the mend from the scandalous aftermath of child sex abuse charges against retired assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky, who was arrested last fall. Eight of 10 boys he is accused of abusing were attacked on campus, prosecutors allege. The trustees remain a target of criticism from vocal alumni watchdog groups angered by what critics have called the board’s rash decision to fire longtime coach Joe Paterno, days after Sandusky was charged. Masser hopes increased interactions with students, faculty and other university groups are helping repair the rift. Board leaders recently met with some of the groups as part of an ongoing listening tour. “A key component is accessibility,” Masser told The Associated Press in an interview this month. “We’re making ourselves accessible to them,” he said. “It creates transparency and openness, which is relieving some of the tension.” The board has begun an internal investigation of the Sandusky case led by former FBI Director Louis Freeh, but some critics have complained about a lack of transparency that they say has raised questions about trustees’ motivations. “We’ve heard it all. We got grilled in some of these listening groups,” Masser said before a recent trustees meeting in Hershey. Masser assumed his post in January, when banking executive Karen Peetz was also elected chairwoman after their predecessors stepped down. “The biggest issue is keeping the difference between the Sandusky matters and the crisis ... and keeping focused on the future,” Peetz said. “A lot of what we’re working on ... is to keep us focused on the future. That’s an incredibly important role for the trustees as we deal with what’s current, but we focus on where we go.” Peetz has stressed three themes early in her tenure: changes in the board’s committee structure related to governance; a continued focus on “justice for the victims”; and increased transparency. The listening tours appeared to have quelled dissatisfaction among some members of one interested group, the University Faculty Senate, which in January had voted down a largely symbolic vote of no confidence in the board by a 2-to-1 margin. The measure sought to chastise the board for its handling of the scandal. There are lingering concerns among some faculty about the independence of Freeh’s investigation, said dairy and animal sciences professor Daniel Hagen, the Faculty Senate chair who is also a member of the investigations committee. Overall, though, Hagen has said, Peetz and Masser have stressed openness with the faculty. The Faculty Senate has also established a committee to look at the functions and responsibilities of the trustees in interacting with various university constituencies. That report is due May 31. Freeh’s report is also expected to be ready later this year. Peetz also points to the formation of a new trustees committee focused on outreach as a way to increase communication. Skeptics remain. One watchdog group, Penn Staters for Reforming the Board of Trustees, has said its mission is to amend the school’s charter to change the structure and functioning of the board. Trustee candidate Joanne C. DiRinaldo, an educator and researcher, said this week the board has shown “from my eyes, incremental baby steps. I would like to see more drastic attempts with transparency.” She suggested potential changes in bylaws that govern rules of confidentiality of dissent on the board, and to open up trustees meeting to public participation.
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PAGE 6 Cancer fight, from page 1 “What a wonderful thing they're doing,” said Emily's father, Tom. “We were really hoping that Emily could make it, but it's not looking that way. It's been hard. She's really not allowed to go outside. She's allowed some private sessions in the playroom here, but that's about it.” According to her father, Emily is in day 60 of her treatments. Originally, she was being treated in Hershey but was moved to Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. The third annual Community Easter Egg Hunt and BBQ is scheduled from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday at Spring Creek Park in State College. In addition to the 8,000 eggs, there will be food for sale, Tshirts, raffle tickets, games and prizes. The goal is simple: raise as much money as possible. “We don't get involved with different charities, really. We usu-
THE CENTRE COUNTY GAZETTE ally find a family in need and make sure that all of the money goes directly to that family. That way, we know the donations are staying local,” Marlow explained. This year's egg hunt will be divided into two age groups — one for walkers to age 6; the other for children ages 7 through 13. If you're concerned about attending because the event is run by a motorcycle club, don't worry. “It's a familyfriendly event,” Marlow said. “When I formed this club, I wanted to rewrite all of the stereotypes about bikers. Bikers are real men, real family men. We are just trying to help real families.” Those entering the park Saturday will have an opportunity to
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COMMUNITY-BASED PREVENTION Big Brothers Big Sisters is a large part of YSB's community-based prevention division. The program ensures that children have positive adults in their lives by providing quality, one-to-one mentoring relationships between youth and caring adults. Each year, YSB helps approximately 400 youth through the Big Brothers Big Sisters program. In addition to Big Brothers Big Sisters, YSB also offers several other programs. “We have drop-in centers in Bellefonte and Snow Shoe. There's also street outreach — we go into five different neighborhoods once a week every week and we set up shop in the kids' community,” Boyles said. Street outreach is a service designed to keep youth off the streets and engaged in their neighborhoods. Street outreach staff take a positive youth development approach, which aims to build competencies and leadership skills in kids. “Our staff goes in once a week. They take the van, they take supplies. They do fun stuff with the kids, they do prevention activities to make sure kids know who we are in case they need help,” Boyles said. YSB also provides drug, alcohol and tobacco prevention services. Simply put, it tries to heighten awareness of drug and alcohol related dangers and their impact on the community. “We do programs in the schools, health fairs, things at the mall, all of those activities,” Boyles said.
FAMILY SERVICES YSB also offers programs designed to serve families. One such program is family reunification, which uses an inhome, family-focused approach in order to secure a safe and permanent home for children who have been separated from their families due to abuse, neglect, dependency or delinquency issues. “We work with kids who are in a group home … we try to get them back home. We do parent education in homes. Usually, it's referred by the county, sometimes referred by a hospital,” Boyles said. For example, a new mother may not have the support system she needs at home, she said. At that point, YSB may be asked to step in.
RESIDENTIAL PROGRAMS YSB residential programming includes a youth shelter, a five-bed therapeutic home that provides immediate assistance to runaway, homeless or displaced youth. “We have a runaway shelter and three group homes,” Boyles said. The homes feature youth workers who are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to care for youth in the home, answer crisis calls and open the door to youth in need of shelter. If the youth doesn't need a place to stay, counselors are available to simply talk.
ADDITIONAL SERVICES With The Second Mile facing an uncertain future, Boyles said that YSB is
purchase food tickets. The tickets can then be swapped for hot dogs, hamburgers, chicken or side dishes at one of the pavilions
at the park. There will also be raffle tickets for sale. For $5, ticket buyers will have an opportunity to win a large tattoo from SteamPunk Ink in State College. There were also be several live
prepared to step in and help youth who are in need of services. “I think the key for every community across the commonwealth is to look at what The Second Mile provided,” Boyles said. “Here, we asked the question 'What is The Second Mile doing here in Centre County that is a direct service to kids?'” Boyles came up with the following answers. First and foremost, there was Friend Fitness mentoring program, another program simply called Friend and summer camps. “Friend Fitness, in our eyes, is a natural fit with Big Brothers Big Sisters. We can easily create a site-based Big Brothers Big Sisters program to absorb those kids and their matches,” Boyles said. Last year, Friend Fitness served 27 children in Centre County. This year, the program is expected to serve 10 kids. “We're talking about a small number of kids, relatively speaking,” Boyles said. The Friend program involved children going to Penn State's campus. There, they'd meet with current students to do monthly activities. According to Boyles, she is uncertain as to how many Centre County residents took part in the Friend program. “We wouldn't do it exactly the way they did it, but we would certainly be able to add a prevention site on campus if that was a need,” she said. The Second Mile summer camp program enrolled nearly 50 county residents in 2011. “The thing we really feel is critical is summer camp. Over the last few months, we had already been approached by some folks here and in Clinton County. Once again, looking at the numbers, we are moving forward with two weeks of camp — one week boys, one week girls,” Boyles said. The camps will be offered to youth in both Centre and Clinton counties.
LOOKING AHEAD It's no secret that YSB relies heavily on volunteers and donors. The volunteers help with programs like Big Brothers Big Sisters. Donor gifts make an impact for obvious reasons. So far in 2012, YSB has held its annual Spring Fling rummage sale, which raised nearly $7,000 for Big Brothers Big Sisters. Bowl for Kids' Sake was held in Lewistown. YSB's biggest fundraising event, the “On the Fly” fly fishing tournament, is scheduled for May 14. Wayne Harpster and his family host that event, which raised nearly $70,000 last year. “We are almost sold out in terms of teams, but we always welcome more sponsors,” Boyles said. Another big event is the Last Cruise, which will be held at the PA Military Museum in Boalsburg on July 28. “We are really pushing hard to make that even more of a family-friendly event this year,” Boyles said. “We're going to have a big kids' zone. All of the activities will be 100 percent free to families.” In addition to all of the cars and motorcycles that grace the event, there will be a bounce house and dunk tank. Children will also be able to tour a fire truck and school bus. “We really want to make it a great day,” Boyles said.
APRIL 5-11, 2012 bands at the event, with local band Pure Cane Sugar headlining. “They're a great band. They've really helped us,” Marlow said. The MOGS are getting help from other sponsors including the State College VFW, Rex Energy and Hoss's Steak and Sea House. The event was a huge success last year and Marlow is hoping for a repeat on Saturday. “It really is a great day, a great event,” Marlow said. “This is 100 percent about the family we're helping.” The House of Hope Church in Houserville also is pitching in. According to Ralph Poorman, a layman at the church, partnering with the MOGS wasn't met
with acceptance by the congregation — at first. “Shock and dismay,” Poorman said with a laugh. “But then people realize that you're doing some good. It's not exactly two groups you'd think would work together, but it's been great.” By partnering with the MOGS, both groups have benefited. “They help us, we help them,” Poorman said. “It's something out of the ordinary. It's very unique.” According to Tom Whitehead, the response from the community has been nothing short of amazing. “It's been overwhelming, really,” he said. He and his wife, Kari, are staying at a Ronald McDonald House in Philadelphia while their daughter receives treatment. “We've heard from so many people in the community. We get emails and messages. Emily probably gets six to 10 packages a day.”
Youths, from page 1 County has the strongest possible services available for victims when something happens,” Boyles said. “Half of the group is looking at that … how we can do a better job of making sure that the police, the social service people and the medical people are all working together in a significant abuse case.”. The collaborative has employed Darkness to Light, a national program designed to empower adults through awareness. It is a 2½hour educational program to prevent, recognize and react responsibly to childhood sexual abuse. “It's a training for the average person in the community to better understand how to talk about things with kids and with adults to try to protect kids,” Boyles said. According to Boyles, the goal is to train 5 percent of Centre County. “We'd like to accomplish that over three years,” Boyles said. The program is designed not just for professionals or those working with kids. This is a program designed for everyone in the community. “In our culture, we're afraid to ask questions because we don't want to insult anyone. One of the things you'll learn is that it's OK to ask questions,” she said. “If your kid
wants to take piano lessons for example, and you have questions, it's OK to ask the questions. And if you don't like the answers, then it's OK to find the next piano teacher. “You ask questions like 'Can I drop in? Is there a window? Is the door closed? Is it always the two of you?' It's questions that are critically important to protect kids. As a society, we tend to shy away from those questions,” Boyles said. By getting the Darkness to Light program out to 5 percent of the community, the goal of the collaborative is to educate the community. “That's what we want to do in Centre County … ask those questions because we want to protect our kids,” Boyles said. Boyles is hopeful that more area businesses and community members get on board in the near future. “It's a 2½-hour commitment, that's all,” Boyles said. “The folks who have gone through it have really enjoyed it. They feel like they learned a lot.” The Darkness to Light program is just a piece of the puzzle, though. “There's so much to be learned here,” she said. “I hope that as a community, we learn it.” For more information, call (814) 237-5731.
Realtors, from page 1 But both Canova and Gambone said they are optimistic about 2012. “I am busier now than I was at this time last year,” Canova noted. “I’m already dealing with inspections. Commercial real estate is harder to track but I think we are seeing an increase because lending is easier to secure. In 2009 and 2010 lending was tough to get.” “We are seeing a bit of a rebound,” said Gambone. “The confidence levels of buyers were not high in 2011. The confidence of buyers is growing. This is partly because the job market is starting to look better.” The difficulties in securing funding for real estate led many to lease homes, driving lease rates up. “Now, people are returning to buying again,” said Gambone. In 2005 and 2006 when the region’s real estate market was strong, a home typically spent 70 days on the market. That number has increased modestly to 90 to 100 days. Data from the Multiple Listing Service — an organization that provides real estate brokers with market profiles and other services — shows that the median price of a home in the State College market has gone up steadily despite the economic slowdown. That price hovered around the $264,000 mark this past quarter. “What forced prices up, especially in the State College Area School District, was that a lot of higher priced homes — $500,000 and up — were sold for less than their value,” Gambone explained. “If you bought just before the recession and had to sell during it, you took a big (financial) hit. Builders and Realtors all thought the recession was going
to be shorter.” Despite their optimism, Gambone and Canova see challenges ahead. “There are two things that we face. First, it’s the ability for buyers to get financing. It has been tougher to get a loan. Second, we need houses that first-time buyers can afford, as well as lower income housing for local workers. Living in the Centre Region, in particular, is not easy to afford,” said Canova. “Affordable housing is still an issue,” said Gambone. “It seems to me that the only way (affordable housing) it’s going to happen is with a public/private program, a real push for a large number of homes. You almost need the land to be free.” Keeping the cost of a home around $170,000 would be difficult at best. Even a modest home of 1,500 square feet, priced at a $80 per square foot, would result in a price tag of $120,000. That does not include the land to build on. A lot for such a house is likely to cost $60,000. “That leaves no profit for the builder or marketing expenses,” Gambone said. The question that remains to be answered about 2012: Is current growth a blip on the screen or will there be a continuing recovery? “I want to see an increased number of showings that lead to pending sales,” said Gambone. “We are starting to see that, which leads me to think we are heading in the right direction. The early spring has helped.” “If we see solid economic growth and no major company closings or major layoffs, the real estate market the real estate market will follow,” Canova said.
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Borough leadership offers clear vision I am responding to Mr. John Skerchock’s letter regarding the borough’s redevelopment plans for the three parcels between High and Lamb Street bridges, and adjacent to Spring Creek. In 2004, the borough adopted a multi-municipal comprehensive plan that identified the area as having potential for redevelopment and recommended rezoning to allow a variety of business and residential uses. Unfortunately, the Bush House burned to the ground in February of 2006. The property can’t be redeveloped until the flood plain issues are addressed. In 2007, the borough adopted new zoning regulations to comply with the comprehensive plan adopted in 2004. In 2009, a Land Use Planning and Technical Assistance Grant was awarded to the borough, and a professional economic development study, with public input, was completed. The study indicated that the waterfront area could sustain a small boutique hotel, along with space for first-floor retail and residential uses. The study also identified measures to address the flood plain issues. In June of 2010, the borough received word that it would be receiving a $3 million dollar grant to address the flood plain issues so that the three parcels could be redeveloped. In 2011, the borough heard presentations from three development groups, all proposing a mixed-use redevelopment of the parcels, including a hotel, retail and residential space. The borough has not used local real estate tax monies for the project. The borough has planned for and researched the potential for redevelopment and is confident that a successful project can be completed. To see what a little vision, planning and hard work can do, all anyone has to do is look across the street to Talleyrand Park and the new expanded area. This treasure didn’t always sparkle like it does today. Ralph W. Stewart Manager Bellefonte Borough
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Reputation of ground beef may have been slimed forever WASHINGTON — What’s in a name? Ask the manufacturers of a perfectly acceptable product that pretty much went unnoticed until the television folks and the Internet nuts got hold of it. Now it probably is a lost business. The product, of course, is an all-beef additive to other beef that has for years been used to bulk up and lean down the daily diets of this nation’s hamburger-crazed citizens. Everything was going well and unnoticed Email: Dan K. until someone reThomasson at called that what thomassondan@aol was being mixed .com. in with the ubiquitous patty had been labeled “pink slime” by some obscure government official years ago. Now, would you permit your children to eat, or would you personally eat — anything that included pink slime, no matter how much the government authorities and nutritionists assured you it was not only safe but actually replaces some fat in your ground beef? Of course, you wouldn’t — and grocery stores, hamburger joints and just plain moms reacted by immediately removing, or demand-
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ing its removal, from possible human consumption. But what is pink slime? Well, when I first heard Diane Sawyer promo a report on it on ABC’s “World News,” I thought she was touting coverage of another presidential campaign dustup like so many this political season — a verbal shot at Mitt Romney by Newt Gingrich or vice versa. Or perhaps one aimed at Rick Santorum by both. Imagine how I felt when I discovered that much of my life I have been eating this stuff whenever I wolfed down a cheeseburger, a burrito or some other ground beef product. OMG, I told myself, my insides must look the shade of a baby’s bottom. Would I ultimately take on the hue of a flamingo? Then I realized that my doctors hadn’t said anything the couple of times they had been in there. Besides, I’ve been off burgers for a while. On further examination, I discovered that what I and millions of my fellow Americans had been blissfully enjoying was just scraps of beef and connective tissue with the fat removed and treated to eliminate any chance of contamination like E. coli pathogens and such. The USDA not only approved pink slime, it didn’t require its mention on a package label — which, of course, is not the case with true additives such as grains and other filler. Was that delicious Wimpy or White Castle or summer-grill specialty with the main ingredient insinuated with
(I guess I have to say it) pink slime a true all-beef delicacy? It not only was, it was probably better for you, according to the people who are supposed to know these things and protect us from the demons of adulteration. The governors of big-time cattleproducing states have taken up the cudgel for the industry that produces the target of so much consternation. But the chances this will do any good are small, given major grocery chains’ stampede to disavow it and pledge that their product is a thing of purity. The same is true with fast-food purveyors. That ban is likely to hold, unlike the scare about apples and, at one time or another, most products that make up our daily menus. Why? Well, that’s pretty obvious. Whatever caused the order to toss the cranberry crop overboard years ago wasn’t called pink slime — which clearly has become the “yuck” factor of all time. The worst-case scenario for this panic is that another industry may be in danger of biting the dust, and who knows how many jobs may be ground up in the process? I hope there can be other uses for pink slime. Meanwhile, we can all be assured when we head for the grocery store to stock up on the supplies for our backyard outings, we will be serving burgers that may not be as good for you as the one you remember buying at Mickey D’s. A burger by any other name tastes as sweet — or does it?
Is health mandate right for country? The Supreme Court last week heard a legal challenge to the Affordable Care Act — the health care reform law better known as “Obamacare.” The justices may choose to strike down its order that every U.S. citizen buy health insurance or pay a penalty. And they could strike down the entire law, which features a number of other features. Will the law survive? If not, what’s next?
JOEL MATHIS Here is the cure for what ails Obamacare — good old-fashioned socialized medicine. Many Republicans will tell you that’s exactly what Obamacare is. They’re wrong. The program — as conceived — is a last-ditch effort to save private health insurance companies in America. It’s also perfectly designed to make everybody feel like their rights are being tromped upon: Tea party movement conservatives can feel like their freedom is being trampled by making them Joel Mathis, buy a product joelmmathis@ they’d probably gmail.com, is a buy anyway; lefty writer in Occupy Wall Philadelphia. Streeters can harrumph because that money goes straight to big corporations that they hate. Nobody is happy, except for a few upper-echelon insurance executives. Maybe we’re better off if the Supreme Court strikes the law down. And I say that as a liberal, one who favors universal health insurance. The insurance mandate was a half-step toward that goal. Let’s take the full step: Single-payer health insurance, run and administered by the
government, with no private-sector middlemen to add costs and reap profits from taxpayers. Certain conservatives will still complain about the constitutionality of such a program, but most — even ones who think an insurance mandate is unconstitutional — will admit the government can make you pay taxes. Others will haul out the old lies about “death panels” or being forced to wait years for a cataract surgery that never comes. Don’t listen to them. We already have government-run health insurance in America. It’s called Medicare. There are no death panels. It receives higher customersatisfaction marks than private health plans. And over the decades, Medicare spending has grown at a slower rate than private health spending. Universal coverage. Lower costs. Higher satisfaction. Single-payer health coverage is far better than letting poor Americans die because they couldn’t afford insurance. Obamacare is the first step. It shouldn’t be the last.
BEN BOYCHUK Remember when Democrats were so certain that Obamacare was such a great idea that they blithely dismissed any questions about the law’s constitutionality? “Are you serious? Are you serious?” a disbelieving House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., replied in 2009 to a question from a reporter who asked, “Where specifically does the Constitution grant Congress the authority to enact an individual health mandate?” Justice Anthony Kennedy was dead serious when he asked the government’s top lawyer, Solicitor General Donald Verrilli, essentially the same question this week. “Assume for the moment that this (mandate) is unprecedented, this is a step beyond what our cases have allowed,” Kennedy said. “If that is so, do you not have a heavy burden of justification?” Verrilli replied that Congress has the authority under the
Constitution’s “necessary and proper clause” to coerce every American into the insurance market, but Kennedy and his conservative colleagues sounded skeptical, to say the least. What Congress has attempted with the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is unprecedented in our history and unlimited in scope. If the federal government can mandate health insurance, it can mandate just about anything. The law needs to go. But what should replace it? Not “socialized medicine.” The problem with the single-payer fantasy is it makes promises the government cannot keep. The health care budget is not unlimited. Government would make choices about your health care based not on what you need, but how much a procedure costs. If you are old or you have a rare or malignant illness, you’re out of luck. In truth, that’s becoming the case more and more under our existing system, which is why reform remains essential. One Republi- Ben Boychuk, can proposal firstname.lastname@example.org, is would scrap the associate editor of current, ineffi- City Journal. cient system with one that would give individuals and families a refundable tax credit between $2,500 and $8,000 a year to buy their own insurance. Such a system would “subsidize the core insurance that everyone should have,” argues John Goodman, president of the National Center for Policy Analysis, but “it would not subsidize all the bells and whistles, as the current system does.” And the best part: It wouldn’t be coercive.
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Penns Valley sixth-graders conduct survival, team-building exercises By SAM STITZER email@example.com
SPRING MILLS — Jake Hockenberry was a lucky young man. He was uninjured in the plane crash, and was able to slide his classmate Alex Witherite, who had a broken leg, onto a blanket and drag him safely away from the smoldering wreck. Other survivors were not so lucky — they suffered broken bones, head wounds
and even blindness in the crash. They had to be helped to safety. No, there was not a plane crash in Penns Valley, but if there had been, this group of sixth graders at the Penns Valley Elementary and Intermediate School would have been prepared. They are students of teacher Kathy Kapinus, and have been studying survival and conducting team-building exercises for several weeks. On the morning of March 26, six teams
of four students each met in the school gymnasium, where each team was given a group of items they could utilize to get their team members to a safe zone, several yards away from the crashed plane. Items included blankets, magazines, a piece of tubing (perhaps part of a handrail) and other items one might find on an airliner. The students were randomly assigned injuries, and one member of each team was to be uninjured and able-bodied. They had to stay in character for the entire exercise, meaning that broken limbs could not be used. Some members had to remain unconscious. The children rose to the occasion with great ingenuity and efficiency. For example, one team splinted a broken leg was splinted with magazines and some cloth. A blinded passenger (wearing a blindfold) was still able-bodied, and, with some verbal instruction from another team member, helped to drag an unconscious companion to safety. The teams had 20 minutes to complete the exercise, but finished the job in less than 10 minutes. “We’ve been doing team-building activities, and our three focus words are resourcefulness, adversity and endurance,”
Kapinus said. “It’s a very independent unit where we (adults) oversee, rather than lead.” After all the students were in the safe zone, Kapinus conducted a discussion with the students regarding the rescue techniques used, and how they organized their groups to accomplish their rescues. The students were then dispersed to various locations around the gym to write in their journals, describing their efforts and feelings during the exercise. Student Emma Heckman’s assigned injury was a broken right arm. “They made a sling out of a blanket and wrapped it around my neck. It held my arm in a 90-degree angle so I could only use my left arm,” Heckman said. Heckman said she tried to help others using only her left arm, but found it difficult, being right-handed. “I’m really glad we didn’t have an unconscious person — that would have been a lot harder,” she said. She felt that she and the others had learned a lot about working together as a team in this exercise. “It was fun,” she said, “but probably wouldn’t be fun in a real situation.”
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A “BLIND” VICTIM helped a team member with a broken leg get to the safe zone.
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“BLINDED” PASSENGER prepares to help drag an unconscious girl on a blanket, while another student’s head wound got bandaged.
Penns Valley students compete in county reading competition By KRISTEN ALBRIGHT For The Gazette
PHILIPSBURG-OSCEOLA Senior High School finished fifth in Pennsylvania in the School vs. School Division of the Recycle-Bowl National School Recycling Competition. The school recycled more than 7,000 pounds of material in the one-month-long competition and was awarded a $500 check from Greenstar Recycling for their efforts. Senior Matt Schuster was in charge of the recycling efforts as part of his senior project.
SPRING MILLS — The Penns Valley Intermediate Reading teams placed second and third in this year’s Interscholastic Reading Competition held at Bald Eagle Area High School. Students were asked to read books from a required list. On the day of the competition, they were asked
questions about each book. Students competed against other teams from across Centre County. The Book Battlers took home a second-place trophy and the Penns Valley Pirates earned a thirdplace trophy. The Book Battlers were represented by Payton Walker, Mathew Immel, Maddy Myers, Olivia VanAmburgh, Grace
Shawver, Jason Ticknor, Samantha Ticknor, Millena Dorman, Eli McClellan, Anna McFeely, Brianna Hawkins and Katie Schafer. The students on the Penns Valley Pirates team were Ashley Griffith, Justine Bressler, Maddison Fye, Lane Redin, Alyssa Boob, Branston Peese, Eli Wheland, Max Engle, Brandon Schuster, Emma Heckman, Michael Statham and Jessye Smith.
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At Bellefonte, ‘Grease’ is the word this spring From Gazette staff reports BELLEFONTE — This April, the Bellefonte Area High School Drama Club will perform “Grease,” the popular musical about Sandy, Danny and all their pink lady and greaser friends at Rydell High. Audiences are sure to sing along with the music that was made popular by the film that featured John Travolta and Olivia Newton John. “Although people are most familiar with the film, the musical is even more charming,” says drama club advisor and English teacher Elizabeth Heidt. “Grease” will be performed at 7 p.m. April 12-14 at Bellefonte Area High School, 830 E. Bishop St. Tickets cost $9 for adults, $7 for students and $4 for children under 12. Director Shaun McMurtrie, a math teacher at the high school, selected the musical. “‘Grease’ is the type of show that spans generations. Parents and grandparents get to be nostalgic about their high school days and students realize that their current trials and tribulations aren’t all that different from those ‘wonderful bygone days’,” McMurtie said. Heidt is excited to showcase some of
Bellefonte’s talented students. “We had such a hard time casting this show because we had so many great performers to choose from,” she said. “Ultimately we cast 30 student actors and 10 high school musicians.” Meredith LeRoy, Bellefonte’s choir and orchestra director and the show’s vocal director, has also been impressed with the talent she has seen. “The soloists all sound fantastic, and the chorus is very strong. The audience should be prepared to leave the performance with several of the songs from the show stuck in their head,” LeRoy said. BAHS band director and the show’s conductor, Jay Zimmerman, understands the importance of fine arts programs in public high schools and works to keep these programs at BAHS. “As the Fine Arts Department coordinator, one of my goals was to do a musical production every year,” he explained. “Performing in a musical brings together all the talents we possess in the arts: singing, dancing, acting, and playing instruments along with all the technical demands of lighting, electronics, scene design and construction. It is truly a collaborative effort that demands the best of our students
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BELLEFONTE AREA High School will perform “Grease” as its spring musical. The Pink Ladies, from left: Julia Laufer, Melissa Hilder, Rebecca Busichio, Courtney Foley, Elizabeth Catchmark, Emily Martel, Lydia Munnell and Alyssa Hamaty. and the staff. It has been a pleasure working with all of them and I am sure audiences will all enjoy the final product.” English teacher and choreographer Erin Harclerode also enjoys working as a part of
the musical team. “The cast of ‘Grease’ continues to exceed my expectations for the type of choreography high school students, some of whom have no dance experience, can absorb,” she said.
Megan Schaper earns top honor for work with food nutrition By JULIE MILLER For The Gazette
BALD EAGLE Area High School students attended the Pennsylvania Music Education Association District 4 Chorus led by guest conductior Dr. Lynn Drafall Jan. 25-28 at Penns Valley Area High School. Back row from left: Dale Haagen, Maggie Mehalko and Clifford Smolko. Front row from left: Lexi Holderman, Kaitlyn Laird, Josh Koleno and Doug Turner. Mehalko and Smolko qualified for the PMEA Region III Chorus, held March 7-10 at Tyrone Area High School. Mehalko also qualified to attend the PMEA All-State Chorus April 18-21 in Lancaster.
BB gun championship expected to draw crowd From Gazette staff reports SPRING MILLS — The Penns Valley Shooting Team will host the 2012 Pennsylvania BB Gun State Championship Match at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, April 7 at the Penns Valley Area High School, 4545 Penns Valley Road Spring Mills. There are 17 teams with seven shooters per team plus guests scheduled to compete. The public is welcome. After the match, an educational safety and shooting test will be held at 9:15 a.m. John Wert founded and coached the shooting team in 1988. A few years later
Lynn McCool joined Wert and they still volunteer their coaching. The Spring Mills Fish & Game donates space for practices, meetings and fundraisers. The team members are from the Centre County region and range from age 8-15. They are taught proper gun safety and handling, while the live-fire portion of the program works to develop expert shooters skills in the four positions. The Penns Valley team is sponsoring a concession stand and a raffle during the event. More than 300 people are expected to attend the event.
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STATE COLLEGE — State College Area School District’s director of food service, Megan Schaper, was selected as the 2012 School Nutrition Association of Pennsylvania’s Director of the Year. She was recognized for her hard work, innovative ideas and dedication to the school nutrition program. In addition, her commitment to improving the district’s food service program according to everchanging trends, dedication to staff development and school and community involvement were highlighted. Schaper serves as the president-elect for the Cen-Clear Chapter of the School Nutrition Association, is highly involved in the Pittsburgh regional food service directors organization and also serves as the regional representative for SNPA. She will be presented with her award at the annual conference in Hershey in August. Known for her attention to detail and consistent work to improve the quality of food served to the students, this award is important in its recognition of not only her work, but that of her entire staff.
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SPRING MILLS — E & L Supplies, along state Route 45 near Spring Mills, sponsored a chicken seminar on March 31. E & L owner, Julie Smith, brought in two chicken experts to conduct an informative presentation of everything anyone needs to know about raising chickens. About 20 people attended. Mike Flanagan, from the Williamsport area, discussed housing requirements for chickens. Flanagan has owned as many as 48 chickens, including two roosters named Rocky and Bullwinkle. He started with just a few chickens, but gradually added more. “Chickens are an addiction,” he quipped. Flanagan’s chickens live in a 16-by-16foot barn he calls “Cluckingham Palace.” He recommends that a chicken coop should provide at least 2 square feet per bird, although some large commercial barns only provide a 1-square-foot area. He emphasized the importance of lighting with heat lamps, which the chickens gather around for warmth. Ventilation is important to dry out the droppings. If the droppings stay wet, the ammonia level in the air gets high, causing respiratory problems for the chickens, and strong odors that annoy humans. Flanagan cleans the barn regularly and composts his chickens’ manure, which makes excellent
fertilizer for his garden. Hens begin producing eggs at about 18 months of age, with or without the service of roosters. They stop laying eggs at about 8 years old, and can live 10 to 15 years. Flanagan recommends washing the eggs before consuming them to remove harmful bacteria. The chicken pens should be bordered with strong fencing to keep out predators which include raccoons, skunks, foxes, coyotes and even feral cats. Flanagan passed out a packet titled Backyard Chickens 101, containing a wealth of information for seminar attendees. He recommends starting out with no more than six to 12 chickens to keep things manageable. Following his presentation, Flanagan fielded many questions from the seminar attendees. The second presenter was Cindy Robinson, a representative of Purina Mills. “If it’s an animal that eats, we feed it,” Robinson said. Robinson wasn’t kidding — they even sell Alligator Chow. She noted that all the ingredients used in Purina’s feeds are of human quality. From start to finish, the feeds must meet 200 quality control standards. “The chicken segment of our business is the largest, fastest growing segment right now. Everybody wants to have chickens,” Robinson said. Purina makes feeds for chickens from peeps to adults, all with no animal fats or
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MIKE FLANAGAN addresses the group on housing for chickens. proteins and no added hormones. Robinson recommended changing feeds as the chickens grow to provide the proper nutrition for the different phases of their lives.
Robinson answered many questions following her presentation, giving specific recommendations to several seminar attendees.
Recently rescued dogs puts strain on PAWS From Gazette staff reports STATE COLLEGE — In the last two months, Centre County PAWS has taken in many animals with urgent medical needs such as canine heartworm, severe skin infections or orthopedic needs. Despite the generosity of local veterinarians and the expertise of the PAWS medical team − who keep expenses as low as possible – the recent intake of a high number of dogs with serious medical needs has put a strain on the medical budget. Donations for the On the Mend Medical Fund are needed to continue the life-saving work. “When Centre County PAWS takes in an animal, that animal is truly rescued and is given a new start to life. For some of our
animals that means providing essential medical care that is above and beyond routine care. Our non-euthanasia philosophy means that we give each animal the medical care they need and deserve,” said PAWS shelter manager Lisa Bahr. The recent animals rescued by PAWS have come from local animal shelters where they would otherwise be destroyed, because the shelter is unable to provide medical care, and from families that were not able to meet the medical needs of the animal. Donations to the On the Mend Medical Fund can be sent to Centre County PAWS, Attn: On the Mend Medical Fund, 1401 Trout Rd., State College, PA 16801 or via the PAWS website www.centrecountypaws.org by clicking on a heart next to an animal’s name who is in need of care.
DENISE ZELNICK was installed as the new Exalted Ruler of the Bellefonte Elks Lodge during a recent ceremony. She is shown receiving the gavel from outgoing Exalted Ruler Dale Moore.
JACK BECHDEL, left, was recently selected as the Elks Lodge Exalted Ruler during a recent ceremony at the Bellefonte Elks Club. Bechdel is very active in the support of veterans, is wellknown in the Scouting community, volunteers with Special Olympics and the Elks. Pictured with Bechdel is Exalted Ruler Dale Moore.
Schlow to celebrate National Library Week By WENDY KLEMICK For The Gazette
STATE COLLEGE — April 9-13 is National Library Week and kicks off a month of celebration with crafts from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. every weekday at Schlow Centre Region Library, 211 S. Allen St., State College. The April book club at Schlow supports the seventh annual Pe n n s y l v a n i a One Book, Every Young ZACHARIAH OHORA Child Literacy Initiative, the statewide program that highlights the importance of early literacy development in preschoolers. One Book, Every Young Child encourages activities in every facet of learning. This year Centre County children will all be reading the 2012 selection, “Stop Snoring,
Bernard!” by Zachariah OHora. Children will have the opportunity to develop their literary skills and connect Bernard and his fuzzy story to science, math, physical health and many other subjects. Bernard is an otter with a problem. He snores, and therefore needs to find a place in the zoo where his snoring will not bother any of the other animals. His sleeping adventures are sure to engage young readers. Schlow Centre Region Library April Book Club Wake Up and Read will get children in the Bernard reading spirit. Children can register online at www.schlowlibrary.org/children, where they can set a goal for the number of books they want to read in April and create a log of all the books they have read in order to earn a prize. Children can also keep track of their progress on sticker charts, as well as help decorate the Allen Street window. Meet the author, Zachariah OHora, at 6:30 p.m. May 2 at Schlow. A free signed copy of the book will be available while quantities last. For more information, visit www.paonebook.org.
Cancer society provides transportation service From Gazette staff reports STATE COLLEGE — The American Cancer Society helps Centre County residents with cancer through its Road to Recovery program. Road to Recovery provides cancer patients with free rides to and from treatments and related medical appoint-
ments. In some cases patients may not feel well enough to drive themselves or may not have friends or family that can help. Trained volunteer drivers provide the rides using their own personal vehicles or American Cancer Society vehicles. To arrange a ride, call 800-227-2345.
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Novelist Robert Day to speak at Penn State UNIVERSITY PARK â€” Robert Day, novelist, essayist, poet and author of â€œThe Last Cattle Driveâ€? will deliver a talk at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 5 in the Palmer Lipcon Auditorium, Palmer Museum of Art, University Park. The Penn State English Department will sponsor Dayâ€™s appearance. The talk titled â€œBar Art: John Sloanâ€™s McSorleyâ€™s Old Ale House Paintings, a Vargas Girl behind the Bar at Ruby Redâ€™s in New Orleans, â€™The Luncheon of the Boating Party on the Kansas Prairie,â€™ and Manetâ€™s â€™A Bar at the Folies-BergĂ¨re in Parisâ€™ â€“ plus e.e. cummings, Bob Dylan, and Joseph Mitchell â€“ A Travel Memoir with Pictures.â€? Dayâ€™s novel was a Bookof-the-Month Club selection. His short fiction has won a number of prizes and citations, including two Seaton Prizes, a Pen
Faulkner/NEA prize and Best American Shortstory and Pushcart citations. He is the author of two novellas, â€œIn My Stead,â€? and â€œThe Four Wheel Drive Quartet,â€? as well as â€œSpeaking French in Kansas,â€? a collection of short stories. His nonfiction has been published in the Wa s h i n g t o n Post Magazine, Smithsonian Magazine, Forbes FYI, Modern Maturity, WorldLiterature Today and American Scholar. Day, a member of the Prairie Writers Circle, has had his essays reprinted in numerous newspapers and journals nationwide. Recent book publications include â€œWe Should Have Come by Waterâ€? â€“ poems â€“ and â€œThe Committee to Save the Worldâ€? â€“ literary non-fiction. â€œWords Make a Life,â€? BkMk Press will publish a collection of his short fiction, in September 2012.
PSU participates in national energy-efficient car competition By EBUN ADEWUMI For The Gazette
UNIVERSITY PARK â€” After months of designing and simulating hybrid concept designs, the Penn State Advanced Vehicle Team hosted an event March 28 to publicly reveal its final vehicle design for the national competition known as EcoCAR2: Plugging In to the Future. The team had been anxiously awaiting its chance to publicly reveal the design they had chosen. â€œItâ€™s different from the ideas weâ€™ve used in the past, and weâ€™re looking forward to finally telling the community about it,â€? co-team leader Luke Shepley said. â€œItâ€™s very practical, and I think the public will be excited to see where the vehicle technology of the future is heading.â€? EcoCar2 is a three-year competition between colleges with the goals of encouraging innovation and training the next generation of engineers in the automotive, energy and technology sectors. Student engineers must redesign and re-engineer a 2013 Chevrolet Malibu into a unique hybrid that increases gas mileage, decreases emissions and maintains consumer acceptability. The PSU AVT team is made up of mostly students with majors such as mechanical engineering, energy engineering, computer science and public relations. This spring semester 20 freshmen interested in the engineering field were also welcomed into the Penn
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RICK PRICE, executive director of the Pittsburgh Region Clean Cities, addresses the crowd at the March 28 event, the Penn State EcoCar2 car behind him. State EcoCar2 team. â€œBeing a part of the electrical group as a freshman is the kind of the experience that I couldnâ€™t get anywhere else,â€? said Bassam Al-Othman, a freshman from Kuwait. â€œIâ€™m considering petroleum engineering to be my major, and EcoCAR 2 is going to give me the chance to go back home and work in the energy sector.â€? Some of the other schools participating in the EcoCar2 event are
Tree trimming in Highlands From Gazette staff reports STATE COLLEGE â€” Dincher and Dincher, a contractor for State College Borough, has begun trimming trees throughout the Highlands Neighborhood. The work will continue until it is complete or Dec. 15, 2012. The contractor will be working at various locations (weather permitting) and will not be closing the street during the trimming. The contractor will be at specific locations for brief periods of time. Pedestrians and motorists are asked to use caution in these areas. For more information, call (814) 234-7140.
MEMBERS of the Centre County Dairy Promotion team participated in the Salute to the Military Child Family Fun Fair held March 25 at Penn Stateâ€™s Snider Agriculture Arena. The event was put on to connect local military and civilian families. The dairy promotion team gave temporary tattoos to the children with cartoon characters of milk, cheese and yogurt. They also handed out many other promotional items. Pictured, from left: Heather Wasson, Gretchen Little and Halee Wasson.
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Red Cross responds to need after local fires From Gazette staff reports STATE COLLEGE â€” American Red Cross volunteers were on the scene for three Centre County fires in the last week, the most recent being at Juliann Woods. The Red Cross will assist the family with disaster-related needs. In addition, the Red Cross provided canteen services for the first responders on the scene. A financial gift supports the lifesaving mission of the American Red Cross in the community, across the country and around the world. Call 800-RED CROSS (800-7332767). Contributions may be sent or dropped off at the Centre Communities Red Cross Office, 205 E. Beaver Ave., Suite 203, State College, PA 16801. Internet users can make a secure online contribution by visiting redcross.org or www.redcross-scpa.org.
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CENTRE HALL — In Centre Hall, they were dancing for a cause. Ten-month-old Tessa Watson of Centre Hall has osteogenesis imperfecta, more commonly known as brittle bone disease. She was born with hip dysplasia (misalignment). Doctors noticed small fractures in her thigh bones, and even broke one of Tessa’s ribs in normal handling in the hospital nursery. This disease is a lifelong affliction for Tessa, as there is no known cure. Tessa’s parents, Mike and Kennette Watson, drive Tessa to the DuPont Children’s Hospital in Wilmington, Del., every eight weeks for three days for an intravenous infusion of Pamidronate, a drug which will strengthen Tessa’s bones. These 350-mile round trips and treatments have imposed a large financial burden on Tessa’s parents, so Krista Winkelblech of
Centre Hall decided to do something to help the Watsons by organizing a Kumbathon fundraiser for Tessa and her parents. Kumba is a dance/fitness activity based on the popular Zumba program, but with various moves added and choreographed by event organizer, Krista Winkelblech (The K in Kumba stands for Krista). Kumba combines elements of gymnastics, calisthenics and modern dance into an aerobic workout which builds physical fitness. The Kumbathon was held in the basement of the American Legion Hall in Old Fort on March 31. It was a nonstop marathon of dance and exercise from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. The music was rock, pop and dance styles, played through a portable stereo from Krista’s iPod. A total of 20 women and girls each paid a $10 entry fee to participate. When the money was counted, the total was actually more than $400, thanks to many donations
March of Dimes event seeks walk participants From Gazette staff reports STATE COLLEGE — On May 6, hundreds of families and business leaders will join together in the March of Dimes’ annual March for Babies — the nation’s oldest walk fundraiser honoring babies born healthy and those who need help to thrive and remembering those who did not survive. This year’s State College and surrounding area ambassador family is the Myers family. Lydia and Andy Myers were so excited to become pregnant and looked forward to growing their family. At 32 weeks, eight weeks early, she delivered baby Eva. Eva spent 14 days in the neonatal intensive care unit before being released just in time for Christmas. Today, Eva is a vibrant one-year-old and the Myers family is dedicated to making sure every parent has the same happy ending. Registration begins at noon with the walk kicking off at 1 p.m. Participation in March for Babies will provide a memorable and rewarding day for the whole family including team photos, face painting, games for the kids, radio broadcasts and more. To register for an event in your community, visit www.marchforbabies.org. or call the March of Dimes at (814) 696-9691. Funds raised by March for Babies in Pennsylvania help support prenatal wellness programs, research grants, neonatal intensive care unit family support programs and advocacy efforts for stronger, healthier babies. Currently, the March of Dimes is investing more than $99 million nationally and $3.8 million in Pennsylvania in research and programs. The most urgent infant health problem in the U.S. today is premature birth. It affects more than half a million babies each year, including more than 17,000 in Penn-
EVA MYERS is one of many babies in Centre County helped by the March of Dimes. When she was born, she spent 14 days in the neonatal intensive care unit before being released.
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If you have ever stood on the top of a mountain and looked out over a clear, clean, awe-inspiring world, you are going to enjoy David Holsworth’s first book, “Fate Worse Than Death/Grace Better Than Life.” Holsworth started climbing mountains as a hobby while a student in Colorado. What started as a pastime soon developed into a full-time passion. He kept looking for the most difficult mountains and his passion took him from Colorado to the ice walls of Alaska and eventually to the gigantic mountains in the Himalayans. Along the way, he married and became a father. Marriage and fatherhood did not lessen his love of the dangers of conquering impossible peaks. He felt that the worse that could happen is that a fall could kill him or maybe he would have an accident that would disable him. Death was not something to fear. It seemed that fate had something else in mind for the author. It was not a mountaineering accident that put him in a wheelchair; it was the debilitating disease,
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MIKE AND KENNETTE Watson with their 10month-old daughter, Tessa. have to stay at a motel,” she said. “This money will really help.”
PAWS ADOPT-A-PET TJ, a middle-age orange tabby male with a white belly and chest, hopes his Easter basket this year will include the keys to a new forever home. Quite the easy-going guy, TJ wouldn’t mind a home with children or other cats. He would also be great with house guests, since he greets anyone who comes to PAWS and likes nothing better than to curl up beside a visitor on the cushioned bench in his room. TJ loves to play, which is good since this big fellow is hoping to lose a couple of pounds. If you can open your home to super-friendly TJ, stop by PAWS, 1401 Trout Rd., State College or read more about him at www.centrecountypaws.org/ cats/.
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sylvania. In November, the March of Dimes issued its annual premature birth report card on premature birth, giving the nation a C and Pennsylvania a C. Babies born too soon are more likely to die or have disabilities. The March of Dimes is committed to reducing this toll by funding research to find the answers to premature birth and providing comfort and information to families who are affected. To join in, visit marchforbabies.org, or call (814) 696-9691 to sign up as an individual; to start a corporate, family/friends team; or to donate to help babies be born healthy. The March of Dimes is the leading nonprofit organization for pregnancy and baby health. With chapters nationwide and its premier event, March for Babies the March of Dimes works to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality. For the latest resources and information, visit marchofdimes.com or nacersano.org.
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over and above the $10 entry fees. Kennette Watson participated in the Kumbathon, and her husband, Mike, stopped by near the end with Tessa. He carefully lifted Tessa out of her car seat. “You can’t lift her under her arms, or you’ll break a rib,” he said. Tessa faces a life of being extremely careful. Most normal childhood activities pose a serious risk of broken bones for her. The doctors have ruled out participation in cheerleading and sports such as soccer or softball for Tessa. However, Kennette said the doctor told her “Tessa could be an Olympic-class swimmer if she wants.” Swimming poses minimal risk of bone fractures. Kennette hopes that Tessa likes the water. Kennette thanked the Kumbathon participants for their generosity and help with their expenses. “There’s a Ronald McDonald House at the hospital, but if it’s full, we
multiple sclerosis. Holsworth’s early years of climbing show us an arrogant young man. His need to take chances seldom included any consideration for the feelings of his family and friends. His growth from that young man to the mature man of faith is honestly recorded in “Fate Worse Than Death/Grace Better Than Life.” Holsworth and his wife, Deb, along with Sue Lance, a paraplegic due to spina bifida, have been instrumental in starting the Alliance Disability Outreach Group at their church. The group hosts social events like bowling and picnics for quadriplegics. If mountaineering is of interest to you, Holsworth has given a good accounting of some of his climbs. He includes a glossary of mountaineering terms and an index of locations mentioned in the book. The book will also be of interest to those who enjoy an inspirational story of how a man found his faith and, through that faith, a reason to keep on living. Pat Park is a frequent contributor to The Gazette. Read more of Pat’s reviews on her website: patsopinionatedview.blogspot.com
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Exploring the origins of Easter traditions The Easter season, is for many, a special time of the year. The holiday not only reminds us that spring is here, it is, for some, a time to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Easter is a celebration of a life and is supposed to be a religious holiday. However, there are other Easter traditions that don’t seem to have a thing to do with the religious holiday. Starting after Valentine’s day, one can find store shelves filled with cellophane grass, multi-colored plastic eggs, giant chocolate bunnies, machine manufactured toys and tiny baskets in which these items are deposited. When and how did this sacred time of year become filled with traditions revolving around a bunny and plastic eggs? Checking with Wikipedia, failed success.com and phancypages.com, it was found that the non-religious East-
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er symbols really do make sense. The origin of these traditions comes from centuries-old spring celebrations. Schoolchildren sing these familiar words near Easter: Here comes Peter Cotton tail, hopping down the bunny trail, hippity hoppity Easter’s on its way. They don’t question how or why a rabbit could bring goodies. That’s just the way it is. The rabbit has become a symbol of Easter because they are extremely fertile. Rabbits and hares mate and give birth to large litters in the early spring – age-old symbols of the increased fertility of the Earth at the vernal equinox (first day of spring). Paired with Easter, rabbits are now associated with the rebirth or resurrection. Easter is celebrated in different ways around the world. In the United States, the Easter bunny goes back hundreds of years, to the old world. Some claim, although this lore is not well supported, that the rabbit and egg symbols originated with the pagan festival of Eastre. The goddess, Eastre, was worshipped by the Anglo-Saxons through her earthly symbol, the rabbit. The Easter bunny has its origin in pre-Christian fertility lore. The Germans actually initiated the Easter rabbit symbol in America. The Easter rabbit was first mentioned in German writings in the 1500s. In the 1800s, the first edible Easter bunny, made of pastry and sugar, was made there. The egg has also become an Easter symbol. Easter egg rolling, dying eggs, egg hunts, receiving eggs in a basket or eating them on Easter – the egg is a symbol of fertility, as are the chicks that hatch from them. It is thought that many ancient cultures used eggs during their spring festivals.
In Eastern Christianity, both meat and dairy, including eggs, are still prohibited during Lent. The consumption of eggs may resume after the strict Lenten fast. Eggs were then given as a gift to children. They continue to be a staple of Easter meals, whether pickled or as deviled eggs. In 2000, Americans spent nearly $1.9 billion on Easter candy. The consumption and giving of Easter candy and gifts goes back hundreds of years. It was originally believed to have begun with the tradition of hot cross buns and baked pretzels. Hot cross buns became the traditional breakfast of Good Friday and its design, consisting of twists, resembled arms crossed in prayer. Pretzels share this “crossed arms” design. The tradition of pretzels and hot cross buns, tied to the religious aspects of Easter, eventually died out. Now, jelly beans are egg shaped and the infamous marshmallow peeps are the “new” hot cross bun. The lily is another symbol of spring and the Easter holiday. The white trumpeted flower is referred to as the Easter lily. This flower was a reminder to Christians of how Jesus came back to life. The Easter lily is displayed in many church services and is a symbol of the purity of the Virgin Mary. This Easter, remember these traditional, original and symbolic meanings when giving or receiving your Easter basket (originally considered as a nest for the bunny bearing gifts), while sitting on the Easter bunny’s lap, or devouring candy or deviled eggs. With each bite of that chocolate bunny, which is statistically eaten most often from the ears down, remember that Easter and spring are a time of renewal, resurrection and rebirth.
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April 5 ■ Living Last Supper “Living Last Supper,” a live portrayal of Leonardo da Vinci's painting, will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 5 at Fairbrook United Methodist Church in Pennsylvania Furnace. Childcare will be available.
■ Easter Flower Sale The Reliance Fire Company in Philipsburg is having an Easter flower sale from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. at the bingo building. Indoor and outdoor plants are available. For more information, call (814) 8575320.
April 6 ■ Easter Musical The Halfmoon Christian Fellowship Church will present an Easter musical, “The King Is Coming,” at 7 p.m. April 6. This musical is filled with classic songs and hymns to be enjoyed by all. The church is on Rte. 550 east of Stormstown, 1776 Halfmoon Valley Rd.
■ Easter Flower Sale The Reliance Fire Company, 319 N. Centre St., Philipsburg is having an Easter flower sale from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. at the bingo building. Indoor and outdoor plants are available. For more information, call (814) 8575320.
■ Good Friday Service The First Baptist Church of Bellefonte, 539 Jacksonville Rd., is having a Good Friday service at 7 p.m. Friday, April 6. For more information, call (814) 3555678.
April 7 ■ Bellefonte Easter Egg Hunt The Bellefonte community Easter egg hunt is at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 7 at Tal-
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leyrand Park in Bellefonte. It’s free for kids 12 and under. The hunt is sponsored by Bellefonte clubs, churches and businesses.
■ Underwater Egg Hunt The State College YMCA, 677 Whitehall Rd., will host its annual Underwater Egg Hunt from 1 to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, April 7. Prizes will be awarded and flotation devices will be provided for non-swimmers. Space is limited due to safety, so pre-registration is required. For more information or to register, call (814) 237-7717 or email email@example.com. The event is free and open to the community.
■ Easter Egg Hunt Fairbrook United Methodist Church, 4201 W. Whitehall Road, Pennsylvania Furnace is having an Easter Egg hunt at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 7.
■ Easter Egg Hunt & BBQ The MOGS Motorcycle Club and the Houserville United Methodist Church present the third annual community Easter egg hunt and BBQ from 1-4 p.m. Saturday, April 7 at Spring Creek Park in Houserville. The egg hunt beings at 1:30 p.m. Admission is free and open to the public.
■ Centre Region Easter Egg Hunt Centre Region Parks and Recreation’s annual Easter Egg Hunt will be held at Orchard Park, near the corner of Bayberry Drive and Blue Course Drive, State College. Prize baskets will be provided by members of the State College Rotary Club. The hunt will begin at 2 p.m. sharp so please arrive in time to meet the Easter Bunny. Rain or shine. The hunt is for children up to 9 years old. Free to the public.
April 8 ■ Easter Dinner You are invited to a free Easter dinner noon-1 p.m. Sunday, April 8 the Pleasant
Gap United Methodist Church, 179 S. Main St., Pleasant Gap. Deliveries are also available to shut-ins. For more information or to make reservations call (814) 359-3011 between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. Monday through Thursday or leave a message. Reservations are not necessary.
■ Easter Sunday Service The First Baptist Church of Bellefonte, 539 Jacksonville Road, is having an Easter Sunrise Service at 7 a.m. Sunday, April 8 in the pavilion behind the church, followed by Sunday School at 9:30 a.m. and Easter Worship at 10:45 a.m. in the sanctuary. For more information, call (814) 3555678.
■ Easter Sunrise Service/Breakfast The Houserville House of Hope UMC is having an Easter sunrise service at 6:30
a.m. Sunday, April 8. A free breakfast will follow worship. For more information, call (814) 8085730 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. The church is at 1320 Houserville Rd.
■ Easter Sunday Activities St. John’s United Church of Christ in Boalsburg will host a sunrise service at 7 a.m., an Easter egg hunt at 9:15 a.m. and an Easter worship service at 10:30 a.m. The church is at 218 N. Church St., Boalsburg.
■ Easter Services Grace Lutheran Church, 205 S. Garner St., State College will hold the following services: sunrise worship: 6:30 a.m., Easter breakfast: 7:30 a.m., worship: 8 a.m.; worship: 9 a.m.; worship: 10:30 a.m.; worship: 6 p.m.
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Setting the pace APRIL FOOLS 5K
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THE SWIFTEST runners surged to the front of the pack during the April Fools 5K. Prizes were awarded to the top three runners, both male and female, and to the top two runners in each of seven age groups. People of all ages, even babies in strollers, participated in the 5K run and walk.
Walk With Me, a 1.5-mile walk/wheel took place March 31. The walk began at 220 N. Burrowes St. in State College. The walk/wheel benefited children and adults with disabilities served by Easter Seals Central Pennsylvania. Beta Theta Phi hosted the walk by offer-
ing their facilities as the site where the walk began and ended. Despite cool and damp weather, this was the largest attendance ever with more than 180 registered walkers. Event manager Elizabeth Wainright reported Team Annie held the top position this year, raising more than $2,000 of the total $11,940.
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ROZ ROSSMAN, Christine Monaco and Tony Monaco ran in the April Fools 5K on April 1, hosted by the Centre County Chapter of the Penn State Alumni Association to benefit a scholarship fund for Penn State students from Centre County. The Monacos began running a year ago. â€œAnything to do with supporting a worthy cause like this, we're ready to help out,â€? said Tony Monaco. They also run the Coaches Vs. Cancer 5K run. He said the April Fools 5K was a preamble to the Pittsburgh Half Marathon they plan to run in May.
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TODD BANEY, race director for the April Fools 5K, gave the runners last-minute instructions. The race began in front of the Joe Paterno statue at Beaver Stadium, and attracted all ages of runners and walkers, including families with children and babies in strollers.
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LARGE RISING luminaria were lit and released into the evening sky one by one.
CARSON GILBERT, left, Jennifer Gilbert, Tanya Hockman and Andrea Crews are members of Team Cole participating in House Walk 2012 for Habitat for Humanity at Medlar Field in Lubrano Park. Hockman said: “The house that's being built is for one of my cheerleaders in the State College Little Lions. She Facebooked me to tell me.” She said this event will also help them prepare them for the three-day Susan G. Komen benefit walk in the fall.
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RELAY FOR LIFE team members passed home plate on their first lap around Medlar Field at Lubrano Park. KAREN DABNEY/The Gazette
THE AMAZING RACERS were the First National Bank team for House Walk 2012. Pictured, back row, from left: Bill Polkinghorn, Pete Nastase, Ginny Woodring and Nick Lingenfelter; front row, from left: Maddie Polkinghorn, Linda White, Lauren White and Mike White. Nastase is on the board for Habitat for Humanity of Greater Centre County. White said: “We're having a battle of the banks going on.” It was a competition between First National Bank and Nittany Bank. The winner of the competition will get a trophy featuring colorful tennis shoes.
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SPEAKER JAY PATERNO posed for photographs with many Penn State students after the Relay for Life opening ceremony, including Joselyn Barrios (left) and Cally Prutting. During the ceremony, he gave a speech about coach Joe Paterno's battle with cancer and thanked participants for continuing that fight through Relay for Life. Paterno read Dylan Thomas's poem, “Do not go gentle into that good night,” and quoted social activist and tennis player Arthur Ashe, “True heroism is remarkably sober, very undramatic. It is not the urge to surpass others at whatever cost, but the urge to serve others at whatever cost.” The late coach was honored several times during the Relay for Life.
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THE WEEKEND rain saturated Medlar Field, so Habitat for Humanity of Greater Centre County decided to have the House Walk 2012 on the stadium concourse instead of out on the baseball field.
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Penn State’s Taylor captures Hodge Trophy By BRYAN VAN KLEY Special to The Gazette
UNIVERSITY PARK — For only the third time in the 18-year history of college wrestling’s top award, a sophomore has won the Dan Hodge Trophy. Penn State’s NCAA champ David Taylor was named the 2012 Hodge winner. Only his college coach, Cael Sanderson, and Iowa’s Brent Metcalf, ever received the honor as a sophomore. Sanderson won the award in 2000 after winning his second NCAA title for Iowa State. The former Cyclone went on to win the Hodge two more times and is the only three-time Hodge winner. Taylor’s trail of domination through the 165pound weight class ended on March 17 in St. Louis, Mo., with his first NCAA title. He put on a offensive show in the finals with a 22-7 technical fall over Brandon Hatchett of Lehigh. Leading up to the finals, Taylor reeled off four straight pins to cap off one of the most dominating collegiate seasons of all time. In building his 32-0 record on the year, the Ohio native pinned 15 opponents, had nine tech falls and had six majors. And he also helped lead Penn State to their second straight NCAA team title in convincing fashion. “I really appreciate the award. It’s definitely something I’ve looked forward to for along time,” Taylor said of winning wrestling’s version of the Heisman Trophy. “When I was kid, every time WIN Magazine would come, I would go through it. It always listed the previous winners and I just wanted to be on that list. The best wrestlers ever were on that list. To be a part of that list is just very special. I just feel very honored. I want to win two more.” When Sanderson was asked about his star pupil, he said he could talk about Taylor “forever in regards to what he means to the program”. He said what makes Taylor so unique in comparison to other great athletes is his almost childlike approach towards competing and pursuing the lofty goals he has set. “He’s a great kid who has a passion for the sport. His actions speak pretty loudly with the way he competes, the look on his face and what he says in interviews,” Sanderson said. “It’s just like a little kid. They dream about what they want to be, but then once they get into it they try not to lose it. You have to keep the same
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PENN STATE’S David Taylor, a sophomore, captured the prestigious Hodge Trophy for his efforts during the 2011-12 season. Taylor defeated Lehigh’s Brandon Hatchett to win the 165pound NCAA title. (child-like) mentality so you don’t get into that afraid-to-lose mode. That should be a motivator vs. something that causes you to tighten up. A lot of that comes from loving the thrill of battle.” Taylor won the award presented annually by WIN Magazine and Culture House Books because of his dominance this season. In his 32 wins, there were only two bouts where he didn’t score bonus points. In a Dec. 9 dual, Taylor downed eventual NCAA runner-up Brandon Hatchett, 8-5. And in a mid-January dual with Iowa, Taylor downed Iowa’s Michael Evans, 9-4. Amazingly, 12 of his 15 pins came in the first period. Taylor said domination every match is a goal of his. “This year my goal was to have zero decisions. The first decision against Hatchett I was upset with myself. My goal was to go out and dominate everyone I wrestle. That’s just how I think about it,” the former four-time Ohio state champ from St. Paris Graham High School said. “David Taylor has brought something very special to the entire sport,” said Culture House Books’ Mike Chapman, founder of the award. “His enthusiasm, coupled with his vast array of skills, make him one of the finest examples of college wrestling that I have seen over the past four decades. This season was nearly perfect in all respects. It is a pleasure to watch him compete.” Taylor got involved in the sport when he was five because his parents, Dave and Kathy, knew they needed an outlet for their ’high energy’ son. The now-college-sophomore
retold the story about his mom calling his dad to tell him she was signing their son up for the sport when Dave, Sr. was away on a road trip. David has been relentless about improving and seeking out the best coaching and competition ever since. Taylor and his dad would frequently drive an hour and a half one direction a couple times a week after school and on weekends for club practices or for extra weight-training sessions. The Taylor family, including sister Alex, 19, made all kinds of trips around the country for David’s tournaments. David said his family and their sacrifices is a big reason for his success. DT, as many refer to him, is already getting compared to his coach who became the sport’s first undefeated four-time Division I NCAA champ. “There’s only ever going to be one Cael Sanderson. I’m just trying to do things like him, but also develop my own style. I want people to talk about me in the same way they talk about Cael in regards to dominating. If you’re going to be compared to someone, that’s a pretty good person to be compared to,” he said. Sanderson, now having coached the Nittany Lions to two straight team titles, said he’s honored people are comparing him to his 21-year old sophomore. “I didn’t dominate anywhere near like what David Taylor is dominating...a technical fall in the finals and four pins. He’s certainly technically superior (to me at that age),” Sanderson said. “If someone compares him to me, that’s an honor. I’d say ‘Really,
that means a lot to me.’” Sanderson said that mindset of domination and truly aspiring to greatness is what drives Taylor to win. Sanderson said Taylor picks PSU assistant Casey Cunningham two to three times a week as a workout partner in practice. Cunninghman was an NCAA champ in 1999, and is known for being very mentally and physically tough. “You’re either partly crazy or you really want to win,” Sanderson said of Taylor wanting to work out with Cunningham. “His confidence comes not from what he says, but in what he does. If he gives up a takedown, it doesn’t phase him at all. If you’re going to beat David Taylor, you’re going to have to score 20 points because he’s going to score at least 20 points.” Sanderson said Taylor has that elite-level mindset of thriving off of being in the big matches and rising to those occasions. And that mindset is tied back to the goals he’s set for himself and the work he’s put in to see them accomplished. “When I was younger, I dreamed of being a fourtime state champ, a fourtime national champ and winning the Olympics. I’ve always had goals like that and dreamed big. I’ve looked at it as if you’re going to set goals, you need to set them high. That’s the way that I kept motivated and hungry for the sport,” Taylor said. So where could Taylor’s career go from here? He obviously has two years left in State College. In addition to gunning for two
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New Penn State coach takes time to show he cares If there was any doubt about that first-year Penn State football coach Bill O’Brien was going to be actively involved in the community, that was erased during his first couple of months on the job. O’Brien gained a bunch of new fans a couple of weeks ago, when he showed up for the Centre County Down Syndrome Society’s dance party on a Friday night at Bellefonte High School. The new coach brought assistant coach Larry Johnson and several players with him. The thing that struck me was the fact that this wasn’t a rush-in, rush-out appearance. During my 20plus years as a newspaper reporter, BILL O’BRIEN I’ve seen that one too many times. You know the routine: A player or coach makes an appearance at a charity event, signs a few autographs, shakes a few hands and is out the door. That wasn’t the case with O’Brien. He stayed for quite some time, actually. During that time, he signed anything and everything that fans handed him. You name it, he signed it. There were hats, footballs and T-shirts. He even signed one young boys’ cast and chided the youngster about being dressed head-to-toe in Florida Gators’ gear. The thing that struck me about O’Brien was that he’s genuine. He got a little emotional as he talked about his son, Jack, who has lissencephaly, a rare brain malformation. If there’s one thing I took away from my 15-minute conversation with him, it’s that he’s a father and husband first, a football coach second. And quite frankly, that’s the way it should be. When the dance began, one of the Chris Morelli is the youngsters got down on the floor and editor of the Centre attempted to breakdance. It wasn’t the County Gazette. He prettiest of breakdances, but hey, the can be reached at kid was trying. And O’Brien couldn’t editor@centre help but smile. It was like he didn’t countygazette.com want to leave. “I just like to get out and meet people in the community,” O’Brien said. “That’s just the way I am.” Being a head coach of a college football program, especially with one with a rabid fan base like Penn State, it’s important for the head coach to get out, be visible in the community and get to know the fans. Some coaches get it, some don’t. O’Brien clearly gets it. Appearing at the dance wasn’t enough for O’Brien. After meeting just about everyone there, he extended an invitation. “We’d love to have you over, if you just call and come over to one of the practices,” he said. “Come on over, watch a practice, watch these guys run around and hit each other a little bit.” We really don’t know much about O’Brien when it comes to his football philosophy. We do know this — he’s eager to get started. Spring practice began last week, and O’Brien was eager to see his squad on the field. “We’re looking forward to it. We’ve had a good winter, and these guys are ready to go out and start hitting each other,” O’Brien said. “These are fun guys to be around and fun guys to coach. They have a lot of pride in being Penn State football players and I have a lot of pride in coaching them.” O’Brien took a couple of hits last week when former Maryland quarterback Danny O’Brien chose to transfer to Wisconsin rather than Penn State. He’s a player who would have stepped in and made an immediate impact. Now, coach O’Brien will likely have to choose a starter from Matt McGloin, Rob Bolden and Paul Jones. None of those quarterbacks will be mistaken for Tom Brady anytime soon. Also last week, Ryan Switzer, a standout running back from West Virginia, verbally committed to North Carolina over Penn State. Word is that O’Brien and his staff coveted Switzer, but his high school coach swayed him from Penn State. O’Brien seems to be the kind of guy who doesn’t let much get to him. Chances are that he will keep moving forward as his team prepares for the Blue-White Game on April 21. In the meantime, don’t be surprised if you bump into him at a charity event. That’s just the kind of guy he is.
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APRIL 5-11, 2012
With arrival of spring, thoughts turn to golfing For most, the beginning of spring usually means the appearance of the first robin or the first crocus flower jutting through the soil after a long winter sleep. But for golfers of the Centre Region, the first sign of spring is when one drives by a golf course and the pins are in! That m e a n s spring has officially arrived. With that thought in mind, the following is a cost breakdown for the six facilities within the Centre Region. Of the six, Centre State John Dixon writes a Hills, weekly golf column College Elks and Nittany for The Centre are considCounty Gazette. He can be reached at ered private firstname.lastname@example.org. clubs while Penn State, Skytop Mountain (formerly Freestone) and Toftrees are open to the public.
Centre Hills Country Club (www.centrehillscc.com) Pro: Jeb Boyle, 25th year. Telephone: 238-0161 Located: Off Branch Road in State College The 6,461-yard, par-71 layout has a course rating of 71.9 from the Blue tees and 70.4 from the White with the women’s rating at 76.0. The course slope is 136 and 132, respectively, and 134 for the
Taylor, from page 19 more NCAA titles and two more Hodge Trophies. He also wants to follow in the footsteps of his coach and be an Olympic champ. Taylor hopes to get a wild-card spot to wrestle in next month’s Olympic Trials in Iowa City, Iowa, on April 20-21. However, he’ll have the reigning 163-pound World champ in Jordan Burroughs in his weight class. Burroughs was the 2011 winner of the Hodge Trophy. For the first time in the history of the award, both the Hodge Trophy winner and runner-up were from the same team as Ed Ruth finished second in the balloting. Ruth was dominant at 174 all year. At the NCAAs, he
women. Centre Hills also maintains a nine-hole course off the Mount Nittany Expressway and is under the direction of Ken Miller. For membership information, which includes yearly food assessment and an initiation fee, contact the club office at 238-0111. Boyle’s staff this season includes, Chet Zuchelli, Steve Campbell, Ken Miler, Gary Dillon and PSU intern Adam Charles. The manager of golf course operations is Chip Fogleman and the course superintendent is Gabe Menna. The club manager is Lisa McDonald. Elks Country Club (http://www.elks1600.org) Pro: Aaron Palen, 2nd season. Telephone: 466-6451 Located: Between Routes 45 and 322 near Boalsburg. The 6,427-yard, par-71 layout has a course rating of 71.4 and a course slope of 130. The White tees are 6,190-yards, 70.6 and 130 while the women’s layout is 4,801-yards, 69.4 and 120. The cost for a full family membership for a husband and wife with unlimited use of the golf course and access to all available tournaments is $2,100. A full new family membership is $1,450 and are Elks Lodge members. An individual membership is $1,3500 while a new membership is $1,150. A full summer junior membership is $425. For further information on these packages contact the Elks office at 466-7231. Palen’s staff consists of Jeremy Crawford and Josh Dollar. The course superintendent is Dave Williams and the club manager is John Chiusano.
Nittany Country Club (www.nittanycc.ning.com) Pro: Scott Frey, 3rd season Telephone: 383-2611 Located: Mingoville off Route 64 northeast of Zion. The 9-hole course layout consists of different tees for the front side and backside and measures 6,014 yards for men and 5,094 yards for women with course ratings of 69.2 and 69.4 for men and women, respectively. The slope ratings are 116 and 114, respectfully. The cost for unlimited golf access for one family member is $1,000. Unlimited golf access for two adult family members of $1,450. Additional family members between 12 and 18 is $250 each. Family memberships are capped at $1,950 per year. The course is open to the general public until Memorial Day and after Labor Day. The cost for 18 holes is $25 and $20 for cart usage. Nine holes is $16 and $14. An annual cart pass is $585 while daily use is $16 for 18 holes and $12 for 9 holes. Assisting Frey this season is Dave McKinley and Joe Worrick. The course superintendent is Jim Dobson while Linda Workman is the club manager. Penn State Golf Courses (pennstategolfcourses.com) Pro: Joe Hughes, 12th season. Telephone: 865-4653 Located: West College Avenue, State College The White Course is a 6,102yard, par-72 layout with a course rating of 69.4 from the White tees with a slope rating of 127. From the ladies tees the length is 4,974
reeled off two pins, a technical fall in the semis and put up an impressive 13-2 major decision over Stanford’s Nick Amuchastegui in the finals. Ruth only failed to score bonus points in four of his 31 wins on the year, and had ten pins and six technical falls. PSU’s third NCAA champ, Frank Molinaro, finished fourth in the voting behind Cornell’s three-time NCAA champ in junior Kyle Dake. Dake had a respectable 12 pins and three techs at 157 pounds. Only 13 of Dake’s 35 opponents on the year kept him from scoring bonus points. Molinaro’s 2011-2012 resume at 149 pounds included four pins, seven techs, 11 majors and 11 decisions. He is Penn State’s lone senior.
yards with a 68.5 rating and a 117 slope. The Blue Course measures 6,305-yards from the White tees at a par-72 with a 70.4 rating and a 128 slope. Penn State has also Blue tees from 6,686 yards (72.3/134) and Black tees of 7,214 yards (75.2/138) for the seriously long-ball hitters. Ladies tees are 5,075-yards with a rating of 69.7 and a slope of 126. Memberships consist of public $1,315 and $795 for additional family members, faculty/staff $1,200 and $700 and Penn State students $690. Also available for Penn State students is Spring ($150), Summer $280), Late Summer ($155) and Fall ($205) memberships. Cost for junior golfers is $450. PGA Pro Joe Hughes’ course management consist of Brian Short (PGA), Steve Eskey, Steve Wager, Ryan Baer and Nick Godfrey. The course superintendent is Rick Pagett assisted by Don Chester and Scot Martell. The office manager is Patty Nellis. Skytop Mountain Golf Club (www.skytopgolf.com) Pro: TBA Telephone: 692-4249 Located: On Skytop Mountain Road between Port Matilda and State College on old Route 322. From State College the course is on the right 3.5 miles past the Grays Woods exit. Formerly Freestone Golf Course, Skytop Mountain Golf Club is now a division of MatchPlay Management Corp. under the direction of president Garry McShea and vice president Rich Brennan. The course superintendent is Michael Stine with the
remaining staff to be in place this week. The 18-hole course layout is 6,535-yards, par-72 from the Blue tees with a course rating of 71.4 and a slope of 129. The White tees are 67.6/127 and the ladies tees 66.2/118. The cost for a family membership is $599. Management is currently repaving cart paths, clearing brush that will add several major enhances to the layout of the course. Additional information on the progress will appear in future columns. Toftrees Golf Resort & Conference Center (www.toftreesgolf.com) Director of Golf: Tom Katanick, 15th season Pro: Derrick Strub Telephone: 234-8000 Located: Off the Mount Nittany Expressway at the Toftrees/Woodycrest exit. The 7,107-yard, par-72 layout has a course rating of 74.8 and a slope of 140 from the Black Tees, 73.4/139 Blue tees at 6,756 yards, 71.7/137 White tees at 6,378 yards and 72.2/125 from the 5,320-yard ladies tee. Spring golf rates are $39 Monday-Thursday, $34 after 1 p.m. Weekend rates are $49 and $44 after 1 p.m. Toftrees has several golf, pool, tennis, social members and resort packages available. For further information, contact the pro shop. The course superintendent is Lew Morgan while Tyler Butts is the assistant course manager. JD Coccia is the assistant club professional.
Another Cornell champion and Hodge finalist, senior Cam Simaz, came in fifth in the voting for the Hodge with his title at 197. Iowa junior Matt McDonough was sixth after his second title in three consecutive trips to the NCAA finals at 125. Taylor is the second Nittany Lion to win the award as Kerry McCoy won the honor in 1997. Criteria for the award include: a wrestler’s record, number of pins, dominance on the mat, past credentials, quality of competition and sportsmanship/citizenship and heart. Bryan Van Kley is a writer for winmagazine.com.
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LACROSSE COACHES — St. Joseph’s Catholic Academy will play lacrosse for the first time this season. The coaches are Penn State students. Jim Ciccone, left, and Jayson Jackson, right, will coach the squads. Both Ciccone and Jackson were involved with lacrosse teams at a pair of Penn State’s branch campuses.
The Bellefonte Area School District Board of School Directors will hold the Regular Board Meeting at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 24, 2012, in the Multi-Purpose Room at the Central Pennsylvania Institute of Science & Technology, 540 North Harrison Road, Pleasant Gap.
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BEA’s Taylor making his move in national wrestling rankings By ERIC KNOPSNYDER Special to The Gazette
Jake Taylor said he doesn't look at the national high school wrestling rankings very often. He might want to the next time Intermat or other sites post their rankings. There's a good chance the Bald Eagle Area junior will vault into the top 20 after his performance at the Flonationals event at Drexel University in Philadelphia last weekend. Taylor went 5-0 to win the 170pound title, knocking off top-seeded Zach Nevills of California – who is ranked 10th nationally by Intermat – on the way to the championship Taylor started his run with a 17-5 victory over Hieronym Chamblee of Kentucky, then added another major decision, this one 13-4 over Wisconsin's Mason Baumgartner. A 5-1 victory over North Carolina's Parker VonEgidy set up his semifinal bout with Nevills, who is a Stanford recruit. The 3-1 victory was a big one for Taylor. “Yeah, it was,” he said. “I felt like I
could have been a little more offensive in that match. I don't know if that would have changed the outcome at all, but it was a big win for me.” After facing opponents from all over the map, Taylor got a familiar foe in the finals in Connor Moran. Taylor beat the Solanco senior 5-1 in the consolation finals of the PIAA Class AAA Wrestling Championships last month. “I wrestled him once last year and for third this year at states,” Taylor said. “I definitely knew what was coming. I lost to him last year and beat him this year.” He might have known what was coming, but it didn't mean it was easy. He beat Moran 4-1 in double overtime. He also wasn't stunned to see Moran in the finals of a national event? “It was a little neat,” he said. “I don't know that I'd say surprising. Pennsylvania's a tough wrestling state and he's a tough wrestler, so I wasn't surprised to see him in the finals.” The performance could open even
Lucas earns recognition from Associated Press UNIVERSITY PARK — Penn State sophomore guard Maggie Lucas capped of an outstanding sophomore campaign by taking home Associated Press AllAmerica honorable mention accolades. She is the first Lady Lion to garner AP honors since Tyra Grant was also an honorable mention selection in 2010. This is the 15th time that a Lady Lion has earned AP AllAmerica honors since the award began in 1995. Lucas is the fourth Penn State sophomore to claim AP accolades, joining Angie Potthoff (1995 honorable mention), Kelly Mazzante (2002 - 2nd team) and Tanisha Wright (2003 - honorable mention). Lucas garnered first team All-Big Ten honors after finishing third in the conference in scoring at a 19.5 per game clip. She is just the fourth different Lady Lion to score more than 600 points in a season with 642 tallies on the year. It is the sixth time in program history a player has surpassed the 600-point mark in a season (Mazzante; three times, Suzie McConnell; 1987-88, Susan Robinson; 1989-90). Her 642 tallies are the fifth-most in a season in Penn State history
and are the second-most by a sophomore. She is also Top 10 in the league in free throw percentage (.886 - 3rd), three-point field goal percentage (.410 3rd) and three-pointers made (2.5 - 2nd). The Narberth, Pa. native has become more than just a threepoint threat for the Lady Lions. Lucas has found her way to the free throw line nearly twice as many times as she did last season and has relied less on the three-ball. The sophomore set personal marks for points (642), free throws made (156), assists (91) and rebounds (154). Her 88.6 percent mark from the free throw line is tied for the third-best mark in single-season school history. The Feb. 21 Big Ten Player of the Week became the third sophomore in school history (Mazzante and Robinson) and 34th player overall to reach 1,000 points with a three-pointer in the second half at Minnesota on Feb. 5. Lucas reached the milestone in just 58 games, which is 11th-fastest in Big Ten history. She resides 25th on Penn State’s career scoring list (1194), third in three-point field goals made (194) and first in free throw percentage (.881).
more doors for Taylor, who went 38-2 this season, winning District 6 and Northwest Regional titles before finishing third at the state tournament. “I felt like I wrestled a pretty good tournament and I'm looking to improve on what I did,” he said. Taylor said he plans to wrestle in college, and winning a prestigious event like Flonationals could help get noticed. “I'd like to think so,” he said. “There were a lot of college coaches at the tournament. Depending on how they wrestled, it may help me.” Even though the high school season has just ended, Taylor doesn't plan to make off much time. He'll be back on the mat almost immediately. “I wrestle a lot in the summer – a lot of freestyle tournaments and and some time in the room,” he said. He's hoping to land a spot in the national freestyle tournament in Fargo, N.D., later this year. “I definitely want to try and qualify for Fargo this year,” he said. That would give him a chance to impress both the college coaches and those who do the national rankings.
Penns Valley captures basketball title at BEA tourney
THE BEA sixth-grade girls basketball team took second place. From Gazette staff reports WINGATE — Bald Eagle Area High School was the site of the first-ever Sixth Grade Girls’ Basketball Tournament, which was held on March 23 and 24. A total of seven teams took part in the tourney. The teams that participated were: Central Mountain, Penns Valley, Mountoursville, Philipsburg-Osceola, Nittany Valley Blue, Nittany Valley White and host Bald Eagle Area. In the championship game of the tourney, Penns Valley defeated BEA.
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Russell, Curry receive honors for volleyball The Penn State men’s volleyball team (18-3, 11-0 EIVA) picked up this week’s EIVA weekly awards. Freshman Aaron Russell (Ellicott City, Md.) was named the EIVA Offensive Player of the Week, while redshirt freshman Connor Curry (Newport Beach, Calif.) earned Defensive Player of the Week honors. This is the fourth honor of the season for Curry and the first for Russell. The awards bring Penn State’s total for the season to eight. The pair guided Penn State to two EIVA wins over the weekend against Princeton and George Mason to remain undefeated at 11-0 in league play. Russell registered a .686 attack percentage for the weekend after pounded 26 kills with only two errors in 35 swings. He aver-
aged 2.89 kills per set, while also contributing seven total blocks for 31.5 points. Against Princeton, Russell was second on the team with 13 kills on .722 hitting. He also had an ace and two blocks. Against the Patriots of George Mason, Russell tied for first on the team with 12 kills on .647 hitting and also put up five total blocks. Curry was the starting libero for the Nittany Lions against the Tigers and Patriots. Against Princeton, Curry had a career-high 21 digs and had zero reception errors in 36 attempts. On March 31 versus George Mason, Curry tied for first on the team with 11 digs and again had zero reception errors in 13 attempts. Curry averaged 3.56 digs per set for the weekend.
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SUPPORTING THE COMMUNITY WITH DIABETES EVENTS Mount Nittany is committed to providing a full range of diabetes services to the community to help people with diabetes – and their loved ones – better manage their health. Attend our upcoming diabetes events, featuring: • Life with Diabetes series. Every Tuesday in April (April 3, April 10, April 17, April 24) from 6-8:30 p.m. Pre-registration is required. To register or for more information, contact Heather Harpster at 814.231.7194. • Diabetes Support Group. April 12 from 6-7 p.m. For more information, contact Amy Leffard at 814.231.7095. Each of the events is being held at Mount Nittany Medical Center, 1800 East Park Avenue, State College.
THE BELLEFONTE BUCKS, a U-10 travel team from Bellefonte, placed third in the Indoor War Tournament in Palmyra. Kneeling, from left: C.J. Funk, Nick Fisher, Conner Grey, Colton Burd and Nick Catalano. Standing: Seth Shuey, Ben McCartney, Mason Grey, Mathew Reese and Ben Macafee.
For a full schedule of upcoming April community events, visit mountnittany.org/events. © 2012 Mount Nittany Health System
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APRIL 5-11, 2012
ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT Art Alliance exhibit will showcase talents, creativity of area children From Gazette staff reports Area school art teachers have invited art students in third, fourth and fifth grade to participate in the Art Alliance’s second annual “Kids Love Art” program and exhibit. The purpose of the program is to recognize students who love art and to encourage them to pursue their talents. The students come from local school districts including Bald Eagle, Bellefonte, Penns Valley and State College. Several charter schools in the area are also involved. Students with their families and friends will attend a reception in their honor from 6-8 p.m. Friday, April 13 at the Art Alliance, 818 Pike Street, Lemont. The event is open to the public to meet the talented young artists and see their works, as well meet some local artists who are members of the Art Alliance. The exhibit hours will continue Saturday, April 14, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Sunday, April 15, noon to 5 p.m. For more information about the program and exhibit, contact Dee Stout email@example.com.
THE ART ALLIANCE will host the second annual “Kids Love Art” exhibit. Pictured are some of the pieces children had on display last year.
Play about aspiring actors Got talent? Auditions hits stage at The State to be held for rising stars all across Happy Valley By PAT PARK
For The Gazette
From Gazette staff reports STATE COLLEGE — Open auditions for the second annual “Happy Valley’s Got Talent” show will be 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, April 14 and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, April 15 at Indigo - Night Club, 112 W. College Ave., State College. Pianists audition will be separate from 9-10:30 a.m. Saturday only at the State Theatre, 130 W. College Ave., State College. All types of performers from vocalists to dancers to comics are invited to audition in four age categories. The 12 best acts will advance to the finals and compete for cash prizes. This benefit show is patterned after the nationally televised show “America’s Got Talent.” The four categories are: ■ Future Fame Division (12-15 years old) ■ Rising Stars Division (16-20 years old) ■ Prime Time Division (21-39 years old) ■ Local Legends Division (40 and older) The finals will be 7 p.m. Saturday, April
28 at the State Theatre. New this year, there will be a 2 p.m. family-oriented matinee. While the afternoon show will not be judged, kids in the audience will vote for their overall “Kids Choice” winner in each category. Also new this year will be a live auction at the evening show, including a day of sailing on the Chesapeake, a trip to a Steelers game, and gourmet dinner for eight, with all proceeds going to support Tides. This year’s judges include Sue Paterno, State College Mayor Elizabeth Gorham and radio personalities Jeff Brown from 93.7 The Bus and PJ Mullen from B94.5. Veterinarian Fred Metzger will again host the show, which is being produced by local playwright and show producer Jerry Sawyer. There is no fee to participate, and all performers are asked to register online at www.tidesprogram.org, prior to the audition. Registration will be possible on the days of the auditions if space allows.
Red Cross blood drives scheduled MONDAY, APRIL 9 ■ 1-7 p.m. — PSU/Brill Hall, McKean Rd. **OSC Fight for Life. Jersey Mike’s Sub in the canteen
TUESDAY, APRIL 10 ■ 10 a.m.-4 p.m. — Red Cross Donor Center, 135 S. Pugh St., State College. Honey baked sandwiches in the canteen ■ 12:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. — Bald Eagle Community United Methodist Church, 111 Runville Rd., Wingate. Pizza Mia in the canteen ■ 1-7 p.m. — Knights of Columbus, 850 Stratford Dr., State College ■ 10 a.m.-4 p.m. — PSU/HUB - Alumni Hall, Pollock Rd. **OSC Fight for Life. Jersey Mike’s Sub in the canteen
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 11 ■ 1-7 p.m. — Howard Fire Hall, 14 Walnut St., Howard. Pizza Mia in the canteen ■ 1-7 p.m. — PSU/East Halls, Findlay
Commons, Bigler Rd. Day 1 of 2. **OSC Fight for Life. Jersey Mike’s Sub in the canteen
THURSDAY, APRIL 12 ■ 1-7 p.m. — Ferguson Township Lions Club, 424 West Pine Grove Rd., Pine Grove Mills ■ 1-7 p.m. — PSU/East Halls, Findlay Commons, Bigler Rd. Day 2 of 2. **OSC Fight for Life. Jersey Mike’s Sub in the canteen **OSC indicates a blood challenge with Ohio State. All presenting donors will receive coupons for Appalachian Outdoors and McLanahans. ** Mudd Run indicates that all presenting donors will receive a discount coupon for registration to participate at the Hard Core Mudd Run at Tussey Mountain on Sept. 8 and 9. One lucky donor will receive a free registration worth $100. (The Hard Core Mudd Run is a six mile obstacle course run on foot.)
Live theatre really only needs a play, actors and an audience. When the play is well written, the actors solid and the audience appreciative, magic can happen and the experience stays with the participants long after the theatre lights go out. “Circle Mirror Transformation” written by Annie Baker, directed by John Hruschka and produced by the Next Stage is that type of an experience. You have four chances to experience the play: Friday through Sunday, April 6 to 8 at The State Theatre. Visualize an acting class with one teacher, Marty, and four students. The class consists of the teacher’s husband James, Theresa, an attractive young woman who has had some acting experience, Schultz, a young, recently divorced man, and a 16-year-old girl, Lauren, who wants to learn to act. Through brief scenes, the class exercises slowly reveal the fears, truths and hidden feelings of not only the students, but of the teacher as well. The audience watches characters reveal layers of themselves, as well as relationships that develop and fall apart. Director Hruschka has paced the show perfectly. From the quiet opening, through the angry scenes, to the tranquil ending when each person accepts who he is, the audience stayed connected to the characters. The cast consists of two regulars, Caitlin Osborn (Marty) and Tom McClary (her husband James). We have come to expect great performances from these two veteran
actors. Tom has perfected the “puzzled/bewildered look” so it always comes as a surprise that he can do angry scenes so well. Lauren Strauss (Theresa) and Sebastian Arroyo (Shultz) are new names. Both of them have the ability to appear perfectly cast in their parts, as if there is no “acting” involved. They also each had an opportunity to show tender moments that were very believable. High school sophomore Julia Laplante (Lauren) is not a new face, but one that the area definitely should be watching. Through her facial expressions and body language we watched an insecure little girl mature before our eyes. Theatre goers have learned to expect the unexpected from the Next Stage. If you have not found this group and you enjoy meaningful theatre, you have this weekend to check out “Circle Mirror Transformation,” winner of the 2010 Obie Award for The Best New American Play. The play is scheduled for the State Theatre, 130 W. College Ave., State College. Tickets are $16, students and seniors $14. Tickets are available at the ReMax Box Office, open weekdays 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., call (814) 272-0606 or visit http://thestatetheatre.org.
If you go Friday, April 6: 8 p.m. Saturday, April 7: 2 and 8 p.m. Sunday, April 8: 2 p.m.
Community announcements ■ Reservations accepted for summer arts camp The Art Alliance is now accepting registrations for summer art camps for children and teens, which begin in June and run through August. Full details and registration form are available at www.artalliancepa.org. ■ Campground hosts needed Bald Eagle State Park is looking for campground hosts for the spring and summer of 2012. If you or someone you know may be interested, please call the park office (814) 625-2775 for more information. ■ Beauty parlor volunteers needed The Centre Crest beauty parlor is in need of volunteers to help around the shop. No experience is necessary. Please
call Karen at (814) 355-6777 for more info. ■ Auction items needed At 6 p.m. on May 4, the Pleasant Gap Area Lions Club will hold its annual spring charity auction at the Central PA Institute of Science & Technology to raise funds for scholarships and other community charities. Ronald S. Gilligan will be the auctioneer. Please make donations available for pick up before April 13 so they can compile a list for Gilligan’s website. Consider donating any new items, gifts or services suitable to auction. Call one of these Lions members: David Walker (814) 383-4248, Terry Horner (814) 359-3311, Perry Courter (814) 359-2546, Randy Kern (814) 355-5946 or mail your response to the Pleasant Gap Area Lions Club c/o David Walker, 151 Hancock Road, Bellefonte, PA 16823.
APRIL 5-11, 2012
THE CENTRE COUNTY GAZETTE
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THE METROPOLITAN OPERA: LIVE IN HD! Massenets’ Manon Noon Saturday, April 7 The State Theatre, 130 W. College Ave., State College. The performance will be broadcast, classical, live simulcast, opera et opera video concerts. Duration is four hours and eight minutes with two intermissions. Admission is $22 adult, $20 senior, $18 student and $15 children. Call (814) 272-0606.
PENN STATE’S MUSIC AT PENNS WOODS Easterly Chamber Players 7 p.m. Thursday, April 12 Downsbrough Community Room, Schlow Centre Region Library, 211 S. Allen St., State College The Easterly Chamber Players will perform on clarinet, flute and harp. Concerts are free and open to the public.
GOSPEL SING 7 p.m. Friday, April 13 Fellowship Bible Church, 263 Reeder Road, Spring Mills The concert features The Needhams from Murfreesboro, Tenn. The Fellowship Bible Church located off route 144 near Potters Mills. Visit www.theneedhams. com or call (814) 422-8640.
THE METROPOLITAN OPERA: LIVE IN HD! An Opera Luncheon 11 a.m. Saturday, April 14 Upper Studio, The State Theatre, 130 W. College Ave., State College Guest Speaker, librettist Jason Charnesky will speak, “A Love Story Ripped from the Headlines.” Admission for the luncheon is $25. Call (814) 272-0606.
THE METROPOLITAN OPERA: LIVE IN HD! La Traviata – Verdi 1 p.m. Saturday, April 14 The State Theatre, 130 W. College Ave., State College. Duration is three hours and seven minutes with one intermission. Admission is $22 adult, $20 senior, $18 student and $15 children. Call (814) 272-0606.
ESSENCE OF JOY
SUNDAY AFTERNOONS AT THE LIBRARY CONCERTS
2 p.m. Sunday, April 15 Worship Hall, Pasquerilla Spiritual Center, Allen Road, PSU campus The 20th anniversary Essence of Joy concert is presented by Penn State School of Music.
Nittany Wind Quartet 2:30 p.m. Sunday, April 29 Centre County Library & Historical Museum, 200 N. Allegheny St., Bellefonte. Featuring Anne Sullivan, harp; Diane Toulson, flute; Cathy Herrera, flute, and Susan Kroeker, flute. Admission is free.
AFTERNOON OF MUSIC 2 p.m. Sunday, April 15 Penns Valley Area High School Auditorium, 4545 Penns Valley Road, Spring Mills. The musical concert will feature the Penns Valley Men’s Chorus, the Little German Band, the Brush Valley Community Choir, the Coburn Brass Band and others. Donations are welcomed to support the Guy H. Rachau Excellence in Music Scholarship Fund.
BLUE AND WHITE CONCERT 8 p.m., Saturday, April 21 Schwab Auditorium, Pollock Road, University Park Presented by the Penn State School of Music the Penn State Glee Club’s will perform at the annual Blue and White Concert. The concert will include a variety of repertoire, from the Baroque to Broadway, a duet by J. S. Bach and works by Morten Lauridsen and Byron Adams. Featured will be the Hi-Lo’s. Ticket at the door cost $12 for adult, $4 for students; tickets purchased up to April 20 are eligible for a 40 percent discount. Tickets available at the Eisenhower Ticket Center, (814) 863-0255 or 1-800ARTS-TIX or at www.cpa.psu.edu.
BRUSH VALLEY COMMUNITY CHOIR SPRING CONCERT 3 p.m. Sunday, April 22 Madisonburg United Methodist Church, Madisonburg. Call (814) 237-3687.
“BYE, BYE BIRDIE” 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 26 through Saturday, April 28 Bald Eagle Area High School Auditorium, 751 South Eagle Valley Road, Wingate. The Bald Eagle Area Drama Club’s performance of “Bye Bye Birdie.” Tickets go on sale April 16-19 and during the week of show from 3:30-5:30 p.m. outside high school auditorium. Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets cost $8 for adults, $5 for students and children and will be available at the door.
“CHEAPER BY THE DOZEN” 7 p.m. Friday, May 18; and at 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday, May 19 State College Area High School South Auditorium, 653 Westerly Parkway, State College Class Act Productions presents “Cheaper by the Dozen.” A movie based on the true story of Frank Gilbreth, pioneer of industrial efficiency and father of 12 children. The comedy is for all ages. Tickets are general admission and cost $10 adult, $5 child 16 and under, $40 for a family of six or more people.
SUNDAY AFTERNOONS AT THE LIBRARY CONCERTS Easterly Chamber Players 2:30 p.m. Sunday, May 20 Centre County Library & Historical Museum, 200 N. Allegheny St., Bellefonte. Featuring Paula Amrod, piano; Brent Register, oboe/English horn; Diane Toulson, flute; and Smith Toulson, clarinet. Music by Alec Templeton, Poulenc, Tryvge Madsen. Admission is free. Compiled by Sandie Biddle