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NittanyStrong aims to help community, charities By CHRIS MORELLI

UNIVERSITY PARK — Thomas Bellingham didn’t go to Penn State. He doesn’t even live in Pennsylvania. However, when it comes to being a diehard Nittany Lion fan, Bellingham bleeds blue and white. That’s why the events of the past 10 months have been so hard for him to watch and digest. After hearing negative things being said about Penn State, the football program and the State College community, he decided to act.

“I had to do something,” he said from his home in Louisville, Ky. “I wanted to take a stand.” Bellingham created “NittanyStrong,” a website dedicated to supporting Penn State University. Visitors to the website will see a line of clothing emblazoned with the NittanyStrong logo. What exactly is NittanyStrong? Think Nike’s line of Lance Armstrong’s LiveStrong products with a blue-and-white twist. And Bellingham went through the proper legal channels. “When I came up with the original idea, the first thing I did was check with my attorney,” he said. “We wanted to make sure

we could do this. When we got the OK, we trademarked it and it took off from there. It’s a great design, we just gave it our own message.” The NittanyStrong line has been a hit thus far — and that’s a very good thing. Proceeds from the NittanyStrong line will go to a

pair of charities. Locally, the Centre County Youth Service Bureau is the beneficiary. “We were looking for a nonprofit in Centre County and the Youth Service Bureau seemed like the perfect fit. They do so many good things for at-risk children. Programs like Big Brothers

Big Sisters offer so much, so it’s great to lend a hand,” Bellingham said. Closer to Bellingham’s home in Louisville, the NittanyStrong line will aid C.H.O.I.C.E. Inc. Founded in 1987, it is a comprehensive, community-based, nonprofit prevention program. The group provides services to young people who reside in Metro Louisville, Ky., and who are not chemically dependent. “It’s a local charity and they do great things. I thought that the more good we can do, the better,” Bellingham said.

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CENTRE HALL — The “nation’s most unique county fair” is gearing up for another year in Centre Hall. The Centre County Grange Encampment and Fair, or Grange Fair, will take place from Aug. 23 through 30 at Grange Park. A “city within a town,” the 138th Grange Fair will feature a variety of concerts, rides, food, games and competitions, according to its website. Allen Bartlebaugh, of Bartlebaugh Amusements Inc., said his family business is “probably the oldest” vendor at the fair. Bartlebaugh Amusements has been attending the Grange Fair since the 1930s, Bartlebaugh said, and provides about 20 games and food stands and about 15 to 20 rides. Bartlebaugh, of Madisonburg, said this year 10 of his family members are planning to attend, and they will stay for the entirety of the fair. What he’s most looking forward to this year, he said, is McDonald’s Day, in which attendees will get a variety of discounts and deals through a partnership with the

and cows, and can learn about things they wouldn’t be able to anywhere else. Bartlebaugh said he wants to inform those who will be attending the fair for the first time this year that not everything can be seen and done in just one day. “Plan to spend the whole day and come back again,” he said. “It’s the place to be next week.” Ben Haagen, new Grange Fair president, said while he and the rest of the fair

The author of a new biography of Joe Paterno says the late Penn State coach and his family never tried to limit his access to them after the Jerry Sandusky scandal broke. Joe Posnanski told The Associated Press on Tuesday the Paternos wanted their story to be told and trusted him to do it fairly. “The one thing they were so good about, they never, from Joe all the way down, they never tried to influence the book,” Posnanski said. “They never said, ‘Hey, leave this out JOE POSNANSKI or don’t put this in.’ Or this might be misconstrued or whatever. They were, every one of them, said tell the truth the best you see it.” “Paterno” was released Tuesday. “(Paterno’s children) believed that if the truth came out that people would see their father for what he was,” said Posnanski, who has worked for The Kansas City Star and Sports Il-

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RIDING TIME: Workers from Bartlebaugh Amusements set up some of the rides for the 138th Centre County Grange Encampment and Fair, which begins on Aug. 23. food chain. According to the Grange Fair website, McDonald’s Day at Bartlebaugh’s will be held from 1 p.m. to closing on Aug. 23. A $7 wristband will include a coupon from McDonald’s. Bartlebaugh said such a large event as the Grange Fair provides a host of benefits, especially to local stores, hotels and other businesses that receive a boost in business during the fair. The fair itself, he said, provides entertainment throughout the day for families. Children can see a variety of animals, such as horses, pigs

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STATE COLLEGE — Balfurd has been taking care of pressing business in State College for 85 years. Today, the dry cleaner keeps customers coming back by combining experience with environmentally friendly techniques and perks such as free pickup and delivery. Back in 1927, Russian refugee Nathan Balfurd founded his company under the Corner Room in State College, in the space now occupied by Zeno’s. He used a steam pressing ma-

chine and a tiny boiler for pressing and tailoring. That same year, Ellis Dry Cleaning Works was launched nearby. In 1966, the two enterprises consolidated and became known as Balfurd Inc. The Fogelsanger family has been involved with the company since 1952, with current President Bob Fogelsanger representing the third generation in the family-run dry-cleaning business. “We’re proud to be our community’s dry cleaner,” he said. “It’s a two-way street. We help

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Front and Centre GOODBYE, SUMMER: In this week’s “Fresh Life” column, Amy DebachConfer takes a closer look at cicadas and how their sounds signal the end of summer. Page 11 CAMPING OUT: Tenters and campers move in for the 138th Grange Fair, which begins on Aug. 23. Page 15

NFL LONG SHOTS: In the first part of a three-part series, sports columnist Dave Glass puts the NFL’s worst teams under the microscope. Page 21 SPECIAL GUEST: Dance expert Annmaria Mazzini makes a stop at the Performing Arts School of Central Pennsylvania. Page 23

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PAGE 3 “He was in like in a daily fight for his life ... He really wanted to beat it so he could spend time with Sue and all that sort of thing. That was really the driving force in those last few months. Much more than anything else. The cancer treatments and the radiations and everything else that he was going through.� In one of the book’s revelations, Posnanski describes a scene at Paterno’s home, two days after Sandusky had been charged with child sex abuse last November. Paterno’s family and a close adviser were trying to explain to the Penn State coach that there was a growing sentiment Paterno must have known for years about the accusations against Sandusky. The book quotes Paterno as shouting “I’m not omniscient!� Paterno did not want to read the report, but family members and Penn State football communications and marketing assistant Guido D’Elia insisted that he must. The book also indicates Paterno didn’t comprehend all the terms in the report, asking his son what sodomy meant. According to the book, later that night Paterno’s son, Scott, told his mother that she should brace herself for the possibility that Joe could be fired. Sue Paterno responded, “Scotty, that will kill him.�

officials all deny those conclusions. Posnanski said Paterno to his death did not acknowledge doing anything illegal and felt as if he was fooled by Sandusky. Paterno did tell Posnanski, as he had said publicly, “I wish I had done more.� Posnanski said neither he nor his editors at Simon & Schuster ever considered calling off the project or delaying it as the Sandusky scandal mounted and became an enormous national news story that stoked fiery emotions both in Paterno’s supporters and his critics. “There were certainly some down moments in the middle of all of this,� Posnanski said. “The way I took it was, I’ve come here to write about a man’s life, I thought it only was more important when all this happened. “Suddenly you’re in the middle of this immense, immense story and you’re getting all this access, I just thought I felt like I had a big responsibility and my responsibility was to put the reader there with me. In the house, in the middle of all this. To listen to his words. It was so important for me to back away at that point. Just let people decide what they wanted to think.� Posnanski said that while the Sandusky scandal was still making headlines, in December and January, inside the Paterno home the focus was now on Paterno’s battle with lung cancer.


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THE CENTRE COUNTY GAZETTE NittanyStrong, from page 1 Bellingham’s love of Penn State began, as he says, in 1976 — the year he was born. Growing up in Erie, he quickly became a fan of all things blue and white, most notably the Penn State football team. However, he never got to attend the university. Life’s path took him to the University of Louisville and into the military. He put down roots in Louisville. “I woke up one day with a wife, a couple of kids and a mortgage,” he said with a laugh. His love of the Nittany Lions brought him back to Happy Valley for “Rise and Rally” last month, though. “I packed up my 3-year-old, 500 shirts and drove 12 hours to State College,” he said. “I wanted to support the team, the program, the community. It’s such a special place.” Bellingham now runs Fresh Thoughts Marketing Inc., which promotes charity

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STATE COLLEGE — One by one, State College residents stood at the podium and expressed their personal disdain for the Pennsylvania Voter ID Law. Following the public hearing at the State College Borough Council’s regular meeting on Monday night, Council said it will discuss its resolution to oppose the law on Sept. 10. Council member Peter Morris, who minced no words in expressing his disdain for the law earlier this month, was not in attendance Monday night. The new voter ID law is headed to the Pennsylvania Supreme Court after a judge upheld the law that many say is far too restrictive. If passed, its opponents feel it has the potential to keep many eligible voters from making it to the polls, ultimately disenfranchising them. Should the law be upheld by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, the law will require each voter, not just first-time voters,

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COMMUNITY MEMBERS recently rebuilt a wall in Bellefonte. From left, Centre County Commissioner Michael Pipe, Carl Dillinger, Dan Long, Jeff Horner, Jamie Yurick, Frank Meter, Harold Miller, State Rep. Scott Conklin and Ron Bower. Not pictured: Volunteers Christopher “Tink” Quinn, Brian Deffenbaugh and Barry Pearce.

Labor leaders join forces to rebuild library wall By MEGHAN McCLINCY For The Gazette

BELLEFONTE — Residents attending the wall dedication ceremony at the Centre County Library and Historical Museum in Bellefonte on Aug. 17 were encouraged to receive the wall as organized labor’s commitment to improve and sustain the local community. Jamie Yurick, vice president of the Seven Mountains Central Labor Council and native of Bellefonte, noticed the brick wall bordering the library’s community garden was in need of significant repair. Yurick coordinated a service project to organize local resources, people and materials to tear down the wall and restore the crumbling structure. Local union members volunteered during the weekends and dedicated more than 400 hours to the project. “Our guys worked hard at their jobs all week and then volunteered during their weekends off. It is a big deal to care that much about the community,” said Dan Long, president of the Seven Mountains Central Labor Council. The union members re-used the original bricks while restoring the wall.

“Bellefonte is a historical district, so it is quite wonderful they were able to re-use the bricks and preserve our history while rebuilding the wall,” said Jennifer Cifelli of the Centre County Library and Historical Museum. The original wall stood for 200 years, and now will hopefully stand for “another 200 years, at least,” said Yurick. “Community service is the best kept secret of the labor movement,” Long said. Long also thanked local businesses and sponsors who helped make the project a success, including Beavertown Block, Bellefonte Borough, Centre Concrete, Centre Hall Masonry, Pa-AFLI-CIO and Seven Mountains Central Labor Council. “As of late, labor has been unjustly attacked. Union members are everywhere in our community, as fathers, church members, and people who work in and love our local community,” said state Rep. Scott Conklin, D-State College. Centre County Commissioner Michael Pipe was also in attendance. “They believe in what they are doing,” added Conklin. When asked why he took on the project, Yurick simply stated, “Because it’s right.”

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Grange, from page 1 committee are “saddenedâ€? by what has been going on at Penn State, including the Jerry Sandusky trial and the NCAA’s sanctions against the university, he doesn’t believe it will affect fair turnout this year. “I also think our fair-goers are loyal just like the Penn State fan base ‌ and will continue to support our community as well as fair activities,â€? he said. Haagen, who took over the role of president after the passing of past president Joe Hartle, said he has been coming to the fair since he was five months old. “I’ve been a faithful fair attendee,â€? he said. “I first camped with my grandparents, Ben and Nancy Confer. In later childhood ‌ I joined 4-H to show dairy cattle. Joe Hartle was one of my 4-H dairy club leaders.â€? Haagen, who served as Hartle’s first vice president for three terms, said moving into the president’s position is new territory for him. “I’m just thankful to have a great fair committee,â€? he said. “I’m also thankful for Joe being able to mentor me over the past few years.â€? Haagen said what he’d like to accomplish this year as president is to follow in Joe’s footsteps, who held the position of fair committee president for 25 years. “He was a great leader and a strong promoter of agriculture,â€? Haagen said. Haagen said the biggest rewards he anticipates, as fair committee president, is seeing the smiles on the faces of those in attendance. “Grange Fair is truly a family tradition with a hometown atmosphere,â€? he said. Haagen said the committee believes every year at the fair is new and exciting. “Our entertainment is always top notch,â€? he said. “We continue to make improvements to better serve our RV campers, tenters and daily attendees. Once you check us out, we’re almost certain you will come back.â€? Some featured musicians include Kip Moore and David Nail, Haagen said, who are “drawing a lot of attention.â€? “But,â€? he said, “for the Gospel lovers, Sandi Patty will also be a big draw.â€? What makes the Grange Fair so unique,


FOOD BOOTHS began appearing at The Grange Fair on Monday. The fair runs through Aug. 30 in Centre Hall. Haagen said, is he believes it is the last tenting encampment fair in the nation. “That’s what truly amazes first-time attendees,â€? he said. He said the fair not only provides a showplace for agriculture and agricultural products, it also helps educate the community about the value of farmers in feeding the state and nation. “Agriculture is the No. 1 industry in Pennsylvania,â€? Haagen said. “If we ever become dependent upon other nations for our daily food supply ‌ I would be very concerned.â€?

Tourism, he said, is the state’s No. 2 industry. “We think our Grange Fair is a great combination of the (two top) industries in our state,â€? Haagen said. Any advice for first-time fair-goers? “Get on one of our trams and view the grandeur of the fair’s 271 acres,â€? Haagen said. “There is something for everyone at Grange Fair ‌ enjoy the day and make some new friends. It has become a great family tradition.â€? According to its website, over the years

the Grange Fair has grown to include 950 tents, 1,300 RVs, hundreds of concessions and more than 7,000 exhibit items, amusement rides, livestock and other events and activities. Musical concerts are included in the price of admission. Pets, with the exception of service dogs, are not permitted in the Grange Fairgrounds or camping area during the Grange Fair. For more information, including a schedule of events and a list of concessions, visit

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July blazes its way into record books By DALE MCFEATTERS Scripps Howard News Service

We've just lived — or, more accurately, sweltered — though the hottest month in U.S. history. The average July temperature in the contiguous 48 states was 77.6 degrees F, 3.3 degrees above the 20th-century average for the month, according to records that go back to 1895. The previous record was 77.4 in 1936, the depths of the Dust Bowl. That 0.2 degree may seem small to the layperson, but climate scientist Jake Crouch of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration called it “a pretty significant increase over the last record.” Throughout the middle of the country and the East three-digit temperature days were not unusual. The five hottest months on record have all been Julys, traditionally the hottest month of the year: Three of them have been recent, this year, 2011 and 2006. The others were two of the Dust Bowl years, 1934 and 1936. In only four states — California, Washington, Arizona and Louisiana — were temperatures close to normal. January through July also set a record as the warmest first seven months of a year for the United States, 56.4 degrees, 4.3 degrees above the long-term average. Moreover, last August through this past July was the hottest 12 months on record. The second hottest 12 months were June 2011 to July 2012. The culprit, as it was in the 1930s, was a massive highpressure dome that settled over the middle of the country and then didn't move. The excess heat had unfortunate side effects. One of them was the worst drought in 25 years, affecting 64 percent of the contiguous states and precipitating what could be a serious agriculture crisis. Congress, living up to the low standard it had set for itself, left for five weeks vacation without acting on a drought relief bill. Drought also dramatized the market-distorting effects of a federal requirement that refiners produce a certain amount of corn-based ethanol, a mandate that now consumes 40 percent of the nation's corn crop. That put livestock ranchers and farmers, unable to raise their own corn and seeing their pastures turn brown, in price competition for feed. They have asked the EPA to waive the production quotas for ethanol to free up corn for the livestock. Meanwhile, the drought made ideal conditions for wildfires; 2 million acres burned in July, 500,000 more than average. The science behind climate change is complex, and we are constantly warned not to conflate weather with climate, but those heat records seem to bear out the warnings of scientists who say we are undergoing the weather extremes of man-made global warming.

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Assisted suicide should be option By JOHN CRISP My uncle got a lucky break last week — literally. He got up in the middle of the night and, enfeebled at 81 years of age, he fell, hitting his head on a desk and breaking his skull. Later the next night he died, having never regained consciousness. Why am I calling this gruesome mishap lucky? Because a few months earlier he had been diagnosed with lung cancer, and a couple of days before he died he had gone into hospice care. He was facing several months of increasing discomfort, disability and undignified decline, and then real pain and finally a smothering death. With a misstep in the middle of the night, he managed to avoid all of that. Barbara Wise wasn’t quite so “lucky.” She suffered a stroke recently and was bedridden in a Cleveland hospital, unable to move or speak. John Wise, her husband of 45 years, smuggled a pistol into her hospital room and fired a single round into her head. She died the next day. Even though Wise and his wife had agreed long ago that neither of them wished to live in a bedridden, disabled state, prosecutors have charged the 66year-old Wise with aggravated murder. An Associated Press story reports that some authorities believe that the Wises’ unhappy circumstances will become more and more common as baby boomers age and as medical technology continues to advance in

its capacity to keep alive, in whatever condition, patients who would have died quickly only a few years ago. Maybe this is a good problem to have; nearly everyone wants to live longer. But as a nation, we are probably unprepared for the financial burden presented by more and more sick people who live longer, the psychological burden that caregivers will have to bear and the legal burden that will ensue when caregivers like John Wise take matters into their own hands. All of these issues call for careful consideration, but the real heart of this problem — the issue that needs enlightened scrutiny — is the tenacity with which we cling to life, no matter how much its quality has declined. No one who’s alive and healthy can speak with much authority about the decisions that the gravely ill face at the ends of their lives. Still, it doesn’t take much imagination to understand a little of the desperation that caregivers like John Wise must feel when their loved ones reach miserable, persistent conditions, from which the only escape is death. We like to imagine death as a peaceful, serene passage, like we see in the movies. But considerable evidence indicates that, more often than not, death is miserable, painful, prolonged and undignified. But philosophy and religion, rather than medicine, stand in the way of a gentler, more humane death.

Some countries, like Switzerland, permit active suicide assistance for terminal patients, but in the U.S. only three states — Washington, Oregon and Montana — have developed laws that allow versions of physician-assisted suicide, under highly controlled conditions. In the face of laws against assisted suicide in most other states, terminal patients occasionally benefit from kindly nurses and doctors who are willing to supply enough morphine and other drugs to significantly ease, and sometimes hasten, the passage into the Great Beyond. But many others aren’t so lucky, and they suffer greatly from the obligation — self-imposed or imposed by others — to let nature or God’s will take its course despite whatever prolonged suffering and misery it might entail. Of course, everyone who wants to die that way should have the option, and it’s presumptuous of us to tell others when and how they should let go of life. But perhaps it’s time to alleviate the stigma that prevents us from easing our deaths as much as possible and to provide for ourselves the legal option of a passage as gentle as the ones we insist on for our pets and for serial killers. John M. Crisp teaches English at Del Mar College in Corpus Christi, Texas. His column is distributed by Scripps Howard News Service. Email him at

Augusta decides to allow women Scripps Howard News Service After 80 years, the Augusta National Golf Club has decided that women are not a passing fad and, since they're likely to be around a while, it might not be such a bad idea to add some to the membership roster. The club took in its first black member in 1990. Seeing that the fairways didn't spontaneously combust and the greens become sinkholes, the members apparently felt it safe to begin contemplating the presence of women. It might have happened sooner, except that in 2002 Martha Burk, then the president of a heretofore obscure National Council of Women's Organizations, made the absence of women

members a public issue just as the club was preparing for its famed Masters tournament. The intensely private club was probably headed toward accepting a woman member or two, although its Byzantine process of membership by consensus — one doesn’t apply; one is invited — moves at a glacial pace. The process apparently ground to a halt because the club chairman — the genial, well-liked Hootie Johnson — was determined that neither sponsor boycotts nor threats of demonstrations and bad publicity would force the club to change its ways. And the club didn't. Burk's protests dwindled to a handful of people when Johnson retired in 2006 and Billy Payne took over as chair-

man. About that time, the names of then-Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and South Carolina financier Darla Moore were floated as possible members. Both women accepted, and on Monday the club took the rare step of announcing publicly that they had. “This is a joyous occasion,” Payne said. Their acceptance was well received in the world of professional golf, with congratulations coming from such greats as Gary Player and Tiger Woods. Congratulations are in order to Rice and Moore. May they have nothing but good lies and short putts — and may the green jackets look better on them than they do on the men.

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AUGUST 23-29, 2012

HEALTH & WELLNESS Hope for patients with chronic wounds W. STEPHEN BARNES

It’s very troubling to see how painful and worrisome a nonhealing wound can be for a patient. I often see patients who have withdrawn from normal activities due to a chronic wound that just refuses to heal properly. As a wound-care specialty physician, I see many types of non-healing wounds — some are associated with complications W. Stephen Barnes, from diabetes or vasMD, is the medical cular disorders. Other director at the wounds may be presMount Nittany sure sores, or those Center for Wound caused by traumatic Care, State College. injury, or late effects of radiation therapy. In all cases, the patient is

greatly concerned about the condition of his or her wound and interested in getting it healed so he or she can return to normal activities. Developing the optimal treatment plan for a chronic wound is best handled by a team approach where the patient’s entire health status can be evaluated. Depending on the cause of the wound, the care team might include a wound specialty physician, nurse case manager, physical therapist, orthotist, diabetes educator, nutritionist, vascular surgeon, infectious disease specialist or a cosmetic and reconstructive surgeon. The patient’s primary care physician is also a key member of the team, since many medical conditions — such as diabetes — must be well-treated to facilitate wound healing. After an initial assessment, the team will outline the treatment plan and set benchmarks for progress, and discuss these with the patient, so all can work together towards the shared goal of healing the wound.

Treatment choices for healing chronic wounds can vary based on the patient’s condition and medical status. Patients with blood flow problems in their legs and feet might receive consultation with a vascular surgeon. Other treatment options can include wound debridement, compression therapy, topical treatments and negative pressure therapy. Diabetes-related foot wounds are common and require additional care. Often these patients will be referred to the Mount Nittany Diabetes Foot Clinic, for care by a certified orthotist and a physical therapist who will devise ways to off-load the weight on the affected area. Sometimes the leg may need to be casted to protect the area and prevent further injury. Eventually, specialized footwear and patient teaching will be needed to prevent further wounds — both available through our Diabetes Foot Clinic program. The Diabetes Foot Clinic is co-located with the Wound Care Center, making care much more convenient for

patients. Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBO) has become very popular as an adjunct treatment since many studies have proven the validity of this treatment in improving blood flow and circulation. HBO involves the use of oxygen at a level higher than atmospheric pressure. Patients getting HBO treatment are placed into a large pressure chamber where they breathe oxygen at a pressure greater than the atmosphere. This process delivers 15 times as much physically dissolved oxygen to tissues as breathing room air, which in turn promotes the formation of new capillaries into wound areas, decreases swelling, and increase ability to fight infection. Whatever the treatment plan, the goal in the end is to heal the wound and get the patient back to his or her normal level of activity. For more information on wound care and other wellness articles, please visit

Mount Nittany acquires SimMan From Gazette staff reports

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STATE COLLEGE — Mount Nittany Medical Center has acquired SimMan, a computerized “manikin,” which will help clinical staff hone their skills with rapid assessment and intervention. The education department at the medical center has named the computerized “patient” simulator “TJ,” to make it gender neutral. SimMan can be transformed into a woman. At about 5 feet tall and 75 pounds, “TJ” is movable and flexible, which allows for a variety of positions in simulation scenarios. Training sessions are available for all medical center clinical staff involving lifethreatening scenarios, which provide a chance to practice teamwork, leadership

and communication skills. The computerized “patient” can breathe, talk, and generate heart, breath and bowel sounds. Staff can check his blood pressure, insert an IV, and shock him, all for the purpose of practicing life-saving clinical, technical and decision-making skills without risk to patients and healthcare providers. Clinical staff will have the ability to train on multiple rapid assessment and intervention learning modules, including, but not limited to: heart attacks, diabetic crises, reaction to blood administration and complication from infection. SimMan was acquired through the hospital’s professional insurance carrier, CHART. For more information, visit www.mount

LEWIE B. HEALTHY celebrates his birthday with students from BUM Childcare and Learning Center in Burnham.

Hospital mascot celebrates birthday From Gazette staff reports LEWISTOWN — Lewistown Hospital’s mascot, Lewie B. Healthy, celebrated his first birthday on July 28. In honor of his birthday, the hospital held a birthday card making contest for the local child care providers. Five centers participated, including SUM Child Development/Taylor Park Preschool, Lewistown Children’s Center/ Preschool A&B, St. John’s Christian Daycare in Belleville, and BUM Childcare and Learning Center in Burnham. The BUM Center was selected as the winner and received a

private birthday party with Lewie complete with cake and favors on Aug. 8. Lewie B. Healthy provides education programs in the community on hand washing, flu prevention, 911 safety, poison safety, bone health, USDA MyPlate, and dental health. Lewie can also be found greeting hospital patients and guests, visiting local schools and child care centers, and making special appearances at community events. For more information, call (717) 2427226 or visit Lewie.

Blood drives scheduled MONDAY, AUG. 27

■ 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. — Mount Nittany Medical Center, Conference Rooms 13, 1800 E. Park Ave., State College ■ 1-7 p.m. — St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 208 W. Foster Ave., State College ■ 11 a.m.-5 p.m. — Grange Fairgrounds, Gate 2, Centre Hall (appointments only)


■ 10 a.m.-4 p.m. — Red Cross Donor Center, 135 S. Pugh St., State College ■ 10 a.m.-4 p.m. — Hintz Family Alumni Center, Burrowes Road, State College ■ 11 a.m.-5 p.m. — Grange Fairgrounds, Gate 2, Centre Hall (appointments only)


■ 11 a.m.-5 p.m. — Grange Fairgrounds, Gate 2, Centre Hall (appointments only)


■ 12:30-6:30 p.m. — Pleasant Gap United Methodist Church, 179 S. Main St., Pleasant Gap


■ 10 a.m.-4 p.m. — American Philatelic Society, 100 Match Factory Place, Bellefonte ■ 10 a.m.-4 p.m. — PSU/Stuckman Family Building, Shortlidge Road, State College

Helping young athletes beat late-summer heat From Gazette staff reports UNIVERSITY PARK — As the summer is coming to a close, preparations commence for the new school year: back-to-school shopping, learning new schedules and classes, and preparing for the fresh curriculum that lies ahead. But for high school and middle school athletes, the end of summer means two-a-days, preseason practices, and finally unearthing the uniforms, pads and cleats that spent the last three months gathering dust. According to Dr. Matthew Silvis, of the Family and Community Medicine department at Penn State Hershey Medical Center, late summer is the most critical time of the year to take precautions against heatrelated illnesses in adolescents. “These kids have had the summer off, and may or may not have followed their coach’s recommendations for conditioning or may not be acclimated to the heat — so when they go to those first few practices it’s a total shock to their system, whether it’s the hottest part of the day or not,” he said. In addition to reducing performance, heat can cause illnesses or health complications that can be potentially life-threatening to student-athletes, such as heat cramps, heat exhaustion, or heat stroke. The least severe of these is a fatigue or cramping in large muscle groups, but students suffering from nausea, vomiting, abdominal discomfort, shortness of breath or chest pain, and overall weakness or fatigue are more likely experiencing heat exhaustion. Heat exhaustion is treatable by improving cold air circulation or fanning the ath-

lete, having them rest and drink water and applying ice packs. However, if a student with heat exhaustion goes untreated and he become delirious or reach a core temperature greater than 104 degrees, he has progressed to heat stroke and needs to seek immediate medical attention. “Once an athlete starts showing signs of heat stroke, it’s an emergency situation,” said Silvis. “Heat stroke is the leading cause of preventable sudden death in studentathletes. If left untreated, heat stroke leads to multisystem organ failure.” Making sure students are properly hydrated before practice, allowing frequent water breaks in the shade or in air conditioning, avoiding midday practices, wearing appropriate clothing and observing the heat index on practice days are all ways to prevent heat illness. Additionally, guidelines from the National Federation of High Schools (NFHS) recommend that coaching staff implement a gradual process to allow players to become acclimated to wearing equipment while exercising. Football players may start with just a helmet, then shoulder pads, then work up to full padding over the course of 10 to 14 days. Ultimately, Silvis maintains that the most important factor in preventing heat illness is awareness. The Medical Minute is a weekly health news feature brought to you by Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center. Articles feature the expertise of Penn State Hershey faculty physicians and staff and are designed to offer timely, relevant health information of interest to a broad audience.

AUGUST 23-29, 2012



South Hills School in Philipsburg under new leadership From Gazette staff reports PHILIPSBURG — South Hills School of Business & Technology has hired two new employees at its Philipsburg school located in the Moshannon Valley Enterprise Center. Melissa Brannen, of State College, is the new director at the Philipsburg school location. Brannen has six years of work experience in Centre County, and will be responsible for overseeing and managing all aspects of the two-year career college in Philipsburg. Under Brannen’s leadership, South Hills School is expanding its outreach and recruiting efforts in that area of the state. The school has partnered with a variety of businesses and outreach organizations this summer to help enrich community life in the Moshannon Valley region. Brannen is an active participant in community service events in the Centre region. Bobby Smith, a 2009 graduate of South Hills School, was recently hired as a financial aid assistant at the Philipsburg school. Smith is responsible for assisting students and their parents throughout the financial aid process, and works in conjunction with the administrative offices to resolve questions associated with educational expenses. Smith will additionally work with Brannen to expand the school’s career services division. They will identify and create new business opportunities for South Hills’ interns and graduates.

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SOUTH HILLS School of Business & Technology in Philipsburg recently hired Bobby Smith as a financial aid assistant and Melissa Brannen as director of that school location. Smith and Brannen will combine efforts to expand the school’s outreach and recruiting efforts in the Moshannon Valley area.


PennDOT reminds drivers of students’ return From Gazette staff reports

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CONGRESSMAN G.T. THOMPSON speaks with IT Intern Corey McLaughlin while visiting the Central Pennsylvania Institute of Science and Technology on Aug. 13. McLaughlin, a senior at Bald Eagle Area High School, will be completing the Cisco Networking program at CPI. Thompson was at CPI for an update on programs and services including the new Emerging Energy and Infrastructure Program.

Eagle Ambassadors to hold open house, tailgate From Gazette staff reports WINGATE — Eagle Ambassadors invites all Bald Eagle Area alumni and friends to attend a pregame tailgate and tour at 5 p.m. on Aug. 31, shortly before BEA’s first home football game against Bellefonte. The event begins with the tour of the Bald Eagle Area Middle/High School start-

ing at 5:30 p.m. The tour starts at the school entrance closest to Alumni Stadium. Meet up with your fellow BEA alumni, enjoy cookies and free hot dogs with sauerkraut and tour the renovated school facilities. For additional information, contact Eagle Ambassadors President Karen Urbanik at

‘Student Return Days’ set From Gazette staff reports STATE COLLEGE — The State College Police Department has announced that Aug. 24 and 25 are designated as Penn State Student Return Days. To minimize anticipated unloading problems, one eastbound travel lane on the 600 block of East

College Avenue will be closed each day between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. to allow returning students to use the lane to unload vehicles. Some minor traffic delays are expected on East College Avenue between South Garner Street and University Drive due to the influx of vehicles entering State College and Penn State University.

HARRISBURG — As the new school year begins, PennDOT reminds drivers to remain vigilant as students and school buses return to the roadways. “Our ultimate goal is to make sure everyone safely arrives at their destination,” said PennDOT Secretary Barry J. Schoch. “Motorists should avoid distractions and obey school bus and school zone traffic laws so we have the safest possible environment for students boarding and exiting buses.” By law, motorists approaching from all directions are required to stop at least 10 feet from a school bus with its red lights flashing and stop arm extended. The only exception is when a driver encounters a school bus stopping on the opposite side of a highway clearly separated by a divider, such as concrete barriers or grass medians. Even in this situation, motorists should be alert for students trying to cross the road to

catch the bus. Motorists convicted of violating Pennsylvania’s school bus stopping law face a $250 fine, five points on their driving record and a 60-day license suspension. In addition to watching for school buses, motorists should be alert in school zones, which become hubs of vehicle and pedestrian traffic. Motorists are required to slow down to the posted speed limit of 15 mph in school zones. Violators face a fine and three points on their driving record. Students are also exposed to traffic while waiting for buses or walking to the bus stop or school. Motorists are reminded to be cautious and alert when approaching a school bus stop and to stop for pedestrians in crosswalks. For more information on Pennsylvania’s school bus stopping law, school bus safety tips and programs, visit PennDOT’s highway safety website,, and select the “School Bus Safety” link under the Traffic Safety Information Center.

Penn State World Campus receives national award From Gazette staff reports UNIVERSITY PARK — Penn State’s Advising and Learner Success team is this year’s recipient of the Distance Education Innovation Award from the National University Technology Network (NUTN) for its "extraordinary learner-focused solution" to student engagement. The award will be presented Sept. 18 during NUTN’s Network 2012 Conference in Kansas City. This organization is a professional development network for the advancement of teaching and learning in distance education. "The Advising and Learner Success team integrated the best learning and communication technologies to create a community on the Web for World Campus students to engage with each other and become more connected with the University," said Wayne Smutz, executive director of Penn State World Campus and associate vice president for Academic Outreach. "The aim of this initiative is to improve learner success and retention." The team’s approach, "Utilizing Web 2.0 Technologies to Build a Dynamic Community of Online Penn Staters Worldwide," is comprehensive, creative and cost-effective

and illustrates a unique and effective approach that can serve as a model for others. Among the communication tools available to World Campus students are podcasts, webinars, town halls, student blogs, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube videos, Flickr photo galleries, instant messaging and customized student web space. Since the World Campus opened in 1998, the number of students learning online has continued to grow. Currently, 11,420 students are enrolled online — an increase of 22 percent over last year. The average age of online students is 34, 52 percent are female and most are enrolled part time in more than 80 professional certificate, associate, bachelor’s and master’s degree programs. Penn State World Campus specializes in adult online education, delivering more than 80 of Penn State’s most highly regarded graduate, undergraduate and professional education programs through convenient online formats. World Campus is part of Penn State Outreach, which serves more than 5 million people each year, in all 67 Pennsylvania counties, all 50 states and more than 100 countries worldwide.



AUGUST 23-29, 2012

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GYROCOPTERS SIT on the flight line ready to fly.

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PILOTS FROM several states attend the gathering at Centre Air Park.

Gyrocopter pilots gather near Centre Hall By SAM STITZER

CENTRE HALL — People in Penns Valley may have noticed some unusual aircrafts in the skies last week. At a glance, they looked like very small helicopters. Close, but not quite. They are gyrocopters, also called gyroplanes or autogyros. Like a helicopter, they use a spinning rotor to fly, but the major difference is that the gyrocopter’s rotor is not driven by the craft’s engine. The rear-mounted engine spins an airplane-like propeller in a “pusher” configuration to propel the craft forward. The drag

created by the forward motion spins the rotor, creating lift. The rotor shaft tilts to control roll and pitch in flight and a rudder behind the engine controls yaw (left-right turning). The gyrocopters seen in the area, and their owners were the guests of Jack Garbrick, owner of Centre Air Park in Potter Township. The group has been having their unofficial four-day gathering for seven years. One of the attendees, Larry Boyer of Reading said “We’re just a group of guys who like to get together and fly.” About a dozen pilots from Pennsylvania, Maryland and West Virginia were present at the gathering, as well as many inter-

ested spectators. Besides flying, the pilots had many discussions regarding construction of the copters. The craft are all homebuilt by their owners, and they carry the label “experimental,” which is a designation assigned by the FAA to any aircraft built by anyone other than a certified aircraft manufacturer. Bob Grove, of Centre Hall, owns a Rotary Air Force 2000 model gyrocopter, based at Centre Air Park. His copter is powered by a Subaru automobile engine, and the two-seat cockpit is fitted with removable doors and a heater for year round flying in comfort. Grove says the gyrocopter will cruise at 80 to 100

miles per hour, with rotor speed at about 325 rpm. Although the engine does not drive the rotor in flight, Grove’s gyrocopter (and most others) feature a rotor prespin mechanism, which uses a clutch and driveshaft to temporarily engage engine power to get the rotor spinning before takeoff. This reduces the takeoff run significantly. Although a gyrocopter cannot take off vertically like a helicopter, it is very maneuverable, and it can land in a small space with nearly zero forward speed. Grove demonstrated his craft, making a nose-high landing with almost no forward roll after gently touching down. Grove says that an advantage

of gyrocopters over a conventional airplane is the ease of transport and storage. The rotor blades can be easily removed, allowing the craft to be carried on a trailer, and stored in a one car garage. The gyrocopter concept is not new. The first successful gyro, named the Autogiro, was flown by Spanish engineer Juan de la Cierva in Madrid in 1923. The Autogiro achieved some measure of popularity through the 1930s, but was eclipsed by the advent of helicopters in the 1940s. It has made a revival since the 1970s by sport aviators looking for a simple aircraft that could easily be homebuilt and flown by the common man.

Rituals help build bonds Community art project that can last a lifetime under way in Milesburg By THERESA KIEFFER Special to The Gazette

Tonight, as I sat at a table with eight girls, four staff and two volunteers at Stormbreak the Youth Service Bureau’s girls’ group home, I was reminded of the great importance of rituals. We were celebrating a young girl’s moving from our group home into a foster family. She had lived with us for nine months and was moving back to her foster home. We could have just let this pass with no fanfare or celebrations but the meaning of her time and relationships would have been lost. Rituals mark importance and give us roots and wings. To mark this important transition we used an honored ritual in our home. We begin by having our normal family-style dinner but tonight the selection of food is totally chosen by the girl who is being celebrated. After dinner and during dessert everyone gives gifts from the heart. These gifts consist of sharing two things they appreciate about the person leaving, as well as a wish that they have for the future. The person who is being honored also does this for each person at the table as well. It may be the only time in a kid’s life that they hear that they are strong and that they realize they make an impact on others. We hold this ritual so that we can mark the passing of a relationship to a new start or fresh beginning. This ritual continues to where this child puts a star in a sky above

the painted portrait of our home, one of many stars in this painting, as in this world, but all unique and special. After sharing, the girls and staff read the Dr. Seuss book “Oh the Places You’ll Go.” This is an important ritual in our group home. Rituals in family life tie us together with a similar purpose and bring us back to what is important and they express our values. Did you have an important celebration or ritual that you do on your birthday? Was there a special tradition on a holiday Rituals can happen once a year or every day and each mark something. When my mother kissed my cheek everyday before I went to school I knew that I was loved and cared for and that she would be with me through the day. The snack that I received after school allowed me to know that I would be cared for body and soul. These rituals taught me how to stay connected and how to have something to look forward to. What rituals can you add to your family life? Share two positive things about the day to end a meal, start your day with a few kind words to each other, end your day with a prayer or kiss on the forehead, start giving gifts of kindness to mark special occasions or just because. There are so many ways to add rituals to our lives to help us to stay connected to our history, to honor our culture and to keep our family values. Theresa Kieffer is the Director of Stormbreak, the Centre County Youth Service Bureau’s girls’ home.

From Gazette staff reports MILESBURG — What do you do with a historic house that can’t be restored? Milesburg artist and architect Benjamin Fehl came up with a unique solution — turn the façade into a sculpture and create a work of public art for the community. On Aug. 26, Centre County residents and friends are invited to “Come Make your Mark” to get their fingers, hands or personal treasures imprinted into a piece of community art. After purchasing 204 Market St. across from the Historic Museum in Milesburg in 2003, Fehl discovered, much to his dismay that the structure was beyond saving in the conventional sense. As he began digging through the layers of the 17th century Miles house, which possibly once belonged to a cousin of the borough founder, he uncovered some surprises. Under hundreds of years of overlay, he unearthed the original Rumford stone fireplace and objects hidden within the walls: a baby’s christening cup and the well-preserved fingerprints of the original builders in the mud and straw insulation of the first walls. These finds, along with a retrospective exhibit of the artist’s work leading up to the development of this project, including sketches, early study models, and conceptual drawings spanning the period from

2005 to the present, architectural and design documents illustrating the process of disassembly and final installation of the sculpture, the display model of the finished site, study castings (e.g., window, siding), preserved components of the house will be on display from noon to 4 p.m. on Aug. 26 as part of an open house. During the event, community members are invited to stamp their fingerprints in clay or bring a suitable, meaningful object (something hard that will not be damaged by the molding process) and make their mark. The molds of the fingerprints and meaningful objects will be used add the marks of current community members into the sculpture, as a means to merge the past and present in the final work. In addition to the opportunity to participate in the creation of public art, the open house will offer a cookout and live music by Bellefonte singer/songwriter Stacy Glen Tibbetts. More details about the project can be seen at A grant from the Pennsylvania Council for the Arts has been received to cover a portion of the costs and fundraising efforts are underway to cover the costs of building materials. For more information, contact Benjamin Fehl at (814) 222-4975 or email at

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AUGUST 23-29, 2012


The Fresh Life: Cicadaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s arrival means summertime has nearly run out One of the first signs of spring is the distinctive sound of peepers. Usually, when one begins to hear them, it means theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve opened their bedroom windows while sleeping to let the fresh air and sounds of these peepers, bullfrogs and hoot owls serenade them to sleep. As summer continues, we see lightning bugs and ladybugs and as August approaches, the sound of the cicada resonates as background noise day and night. My uncle, while at a weekly family gathering, announced that the sound of cicadas depresses him, as the unmistakable clicking of this bug unofficially marks the end of the summer season and weekly family gatherings. In fact, the sound of the cicada is often used in Japanese films and television to indicate the scene is taking place in the summer. While the North American species of cicadas are appropriately nicknamed the dog day cicada, for its emergence in late July and August, the name cicada has a Latin derivation meaning tree cricket, of which there are over 2,500 species throughout the world. The cicada enjoys hot weather and Amy Debach-Conwill do its most outrageous singing fer is a photograduring the hottest part of a day. This pher and picture commonly 1-2 inch, large-eyed and framing professionwinged insect can dwell in moderate al. She can be to tropical climates and present in reached via email some variety in every continent other at mosd14@yahoo. com or through her than Antarctica. The cicada is often confused with or called the locust, alWeb site at www.amyruth though a true locust is actually a type of grasshopper. Cicadas are a generally friendly insect. They do not intentionally bite or sting humans but, if one allows the insect to rest on their arm it could mistake it for a tree branch and attempt to feed through its long proboscis to extract sap. Cicadas have been known, though, to damage crops, shrubs and trees because females lay their eggs deep in the branches. Their favorites include oak, cypress, willow, ash and maple trees. It is much more enjoyable to simply watch a cicada in its habitat. There are several interesting videos on YouTube that show cicadas in their habitat and even making their loud call. The sound of the cicada is not made like crickets or other sound-making insects, which rub parts together making a striation. The cicada makes different types of songs at different pitches for mating, distress and courtship using tymbals, which are located one the sides of the abdomen. By contracting or rapidly vibrating the membranes of the internal tymbal muscles, the cicada produces a clicking sound which then resonates in the practically hollow abdomen.




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THE SOUNDS of the cicada signal the unofficial end of summer. Some online videos showing cicadas producing sound make it easy to see where the noise derives from. Some cicadas have been measured making sounds up to 120 decibels, which in the appropriate setting, could actually cause damage to the human ear. A few years ago, while residing on Centre Hall Mountain, I witnessed, over a period of time, the process of the 17-year cicada. Depending on the particular species, these insects live underground as nymphs for many years until they make tunnels to the surface as a large group. The cycle that I witnessed included the cicadas progressively emerging from hundreds of holes in my lawn, hatching from eggs laid all over the trunks and branches of the trees then molting their skins, leaving an adult cicada and the abandoned exoskeletons clinging to the trees, on the ground, and all over my back patio. In China, the casings of cicadas are employed in traditional medicines. After the process of emergence, my neighbors and I had the pleasure of listening to their summer song for the next few weeks. It was quite the process to witness, although the â&#x20AC;&#x153;infestationâ&#x20AC;? did feel like a strange episode of â&#x20AC;&#x153;Alfred Hitchcock Presents,â&#x20AC;? at times. Cicadas donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t bother some people though. Actually, cicadas have been eaten on skewers, deep fried, dipped in chocolate or stir fried, as a delicacy in many countries including China, Malaysia, Burma, the Congo and even in the United States. In these last few weeks of true summertime, turn off the television and music, put down your book and listen carefully for the song of the cicada. This insect is a truly unique specimen of which we can inadvertently use to mark the close of summer, the beginning of school and the coming of cooler weather.

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AUGUST 23-29, 2012

Tusseyville congregation celebrates 200th year By SAM STITZER

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THERE WILL be plenty of opportunities for children to interact with animals at the 10th annual Crickfest.

‘Crickfest’ set for Sept. 2 From Gazette staff reports PENNS VALLEY — The Penns Valley Conservation Association will sponsor the 10th annual Crickfest from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sept. 2 at Coburn Park. The event, which is free and open to the public, is a celebration of Pennsylvania’s waterways, farms and forests. It will feature music, food, games and other activities. Proceeds benefit the environmental education programs at the Penns Valley

Area Schools. Some activities and events include a rubber ducky race, petting zoo, scavenger hunt, musical acts and storytelling. Food will be provided by Bobbie’s Kitchen and Sweet Creek Café. Donations of additional baked goods are welcome. Additionally, various clubs and nonprofit organizations will have informational tables set up. For more information visit

TUSSEYVILLE — The Emmanuel Union Church in Tusseyville will celebrate the congregation’s 200th anniversary on Sept. 9. According to retired school teacher and local historian Ruth Rishel, a log church was constructed on land given by William and Barbara Earley in 1797. The church was built for the German and Scotch-Irish settlers in the southern section of what is now Potter Township. It is believed that Rev. L.A.W. Ilgen, pastor of the Aaronsburg Lutheran Church, organized a Lutheran congregation in the Tusseyville church in 1810. Settlers of the Reformed denomination asked Ilgen to find someone to worship with them. He referred them to a schoolmaster named Henry Rassman (Rossman) from Rebersburg. In 1812, Rossman became licensed as a German Reformed pastor, and the church became home to both the Lutheran and German Reformed denominations, with services alternating weekly between

Lutheran and Reformed. The log building was replaced with the present brick structure in 1837. The building was remodeled in 1879, adding a second floor, a vestibule, steeple and belfry. At some time in the church’s history elongated sheds were constructed for parishioners to house their horses while worshipping. The sheds remained until the late 1930s or early 1940s. Electric lights were added in late 1939, and the total electric bill for 1940 was $5.21. Other renovations were done over the next several decades, which included adding a fire escape, replacing pews, plastering and painting walls, conversion of the heating system to electric power, adding a kitchen and replacing the windows. In 1957 the Reformed denomination became the United Church of Christ, and in 2012, the Lutheran congregation dissolved after more than 200 years, leaving the United Church of Christ congregation which continues to worship every week in the historic church building, under the leadership of Pastor Michael Smith.

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THE CONGREGATION gathers on the steps of Emmanuel Union Church in Tusseyville.




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PAST RECIPIENTS of the George Harvey Memorial Spring Creek Heritage Award, from left, Bob Donaldson, Bob Carline, Joe Humphreys, Dan Shields, Don Hamer and Bob Eberhart. Not pictured are Rob Brooks, Tony Gerace and George Harvey.

Environmental community recognizes fly-fishing pioneer From Gazette staff reports BELLEFONTE — ClearWater Conservancy and the Spring Creek Chapter of Trout Unlimited will install a plaque commemorating George Harvey’s lifetime of service to Spring Creek and the local conservation community at 9 a.m. Aug. 29 at the PA Fish and Boat Commission’s Bellefonte Fish Hatchery fly-fishing museum at Fisherman’s Paradise. “The George Harvey Memorial Spring Creek Heritage Award is given each year by ClearWater and the Spring Creek Chapter of TU to a volunteer deserving of the conservation community’s praise and thanks,” said Jennifer Shuey, executive director of ClearWater Conservancy.

“Since George spent some of his early years working for the PA Fish & Boat Commission down at Fisherman’s Paradise, our volunteers thought that the hatchery’s museum would be an appropriate place to remember him and continue to share his story with generations of environmentalists yet to come.” In addition to George Harvey, the award’s inaugural recipient in 2004, other past award winners include: Tony Gerace, Bob Carline, Bob Donaldson, Rob Brooks, Joe Humphreys, Bob Eberhart, Don Hamer and Dan Shields. Each has contributed in important ways to the protection and enhancement of Spring Creek over the years. Information about George Harvey can be found at

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AUGUST 23-29, 2012

Scenes from Ag Progress Days 2012

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SPECTATORS ARE drawn to Penn State’s Ag Progress days, where they can view the newest information on many topics including horticulture, beekeeping, maple syrup, outdoor power equipment and, oh yes, typical farm animals.

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ALPACAS ARE a common site at ag shows these days, and this year’s Penn State’s Ag Progress Days was no exception.

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SPECTATORS AT Penn State’s Ag Progress Days Equine Arena observe a demonstration of an eight-horse hitch of Belgian draft horses provided by The Sandoe Family and Sunny Hill Farm from Myerstown.

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ONE OF the many flower varieties on display doing its job to attract pollinators.

AUGUST 23-29, 2012




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GRANGE FAIR Secretary Art Reede’s 1952 Studebaker sits by the headquarters building.

Tenters and campers move into Grange Fair By SAM STITZER

CENTRE HALL — On Monday, a steady stream of tenters and campers flowed onto Homan Lane into Grange Park in Centre Hall as the 138th annual Grange Fair prepared to open. Many families have been tenting at the fair for several generations. Among the people preparing their tent for the week was Gretchen Zellers, and her nephew, Gabriel Coakley. They were cleaning up leaves and twigs in front of their family’s tent. Gabriel’s father, Brian, was busy assembling a 2-by-4 frame for the tent’s front porch. “I just come to do the work,” said Coakley. The family has been tenting in the same spot for 50 years. Assisting the Coakley/Zellers family was their longtime friend, Gene Teaman. Tea-

man has trailer camped at Grange Fair since trailers were first admitted, in 1964. “The first year we were in the trees. There were only 11 of us,” said Teaman. Now there are more than 1,300 campers on the grounds in the camping area. Teaman said he gave up camping this year for the first time. About 100 yards away, at the headquarters building, Grange Fair Secretary Art Reede, of Pine Grove Mills, and his crew were busy getting ready for the fair. “It’s a lot of work,” said Reede. Reede drove to Grange Park in his pristine 1952 Studebaker Champion sedan. He said that seeing it parked next to the historic headquarters building was like stepping back 60 years in time. Reede found the car in rough shape and performed much restoration work on it. He enjoys driving it around the Centre County area. The 2012 Grange Fair officially opens on Aug. 23 and runs through Aug. 30.

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BUMPER CARS are one of the most popular rides at The Grange Fair.

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AUGUST 23-29, 2012

Anniversary celebration set for Grange Fair From Gazette staff reports CENTRE HALL — The 148th PA Volunteer Infantry Regiment, Company C, Civil War reenactment group will celebrate and commemorate the 150th Anniversary of Company C being Mustered-In to the volunteer ranks of the United States Army at the Grange Fair on Aug. 26. It was Wednesday, Aug. 27, 1862, when many men who lived near Farmers School, now State College, were mustered-in to the federal Union Army at a ceremony in Bellefonte. The new recruits would then be taken by wagon to Lewistown, then by train to Camp Curtin in Harrisburg for

their training. Company C’s Captain would be Robert M. Forster, first Postmaster of Farmers School, and Col. James A. Beaver would command the 148th PA Regiment. At 1 p.m. on Aug. 26, the Company C reenactors will set up a Civil War army recruiting tent and fly inside Gate 2 at the fairgrounds between the Administration building and the livestock buildings (intersection of Rhone Avenue and Hartle Street). At 1:30 p.m., Grange Fair Librarian J.A. Babay will lead the children attending Grange Fair to the recruiting station, and the Civil War reenactors will drill the young recruits on the Manual of Arms and School

of the Soldier. The girls will join the Company C lady reenactors and be educated on the home life of the women and children who were left behind to tend to the homes, farms, stores, and raising the children while their husbands, family and friends were off to War. Civil War children games will be available for instruction and play. After the children have completed their training and instruction, all will march through the Grange Fairgrounds as Company C. The reenactors will perform School of the Soldier for the public and fire their muskets at various locations. At 4 p.m., the Company C reenactors

will perform School of the Soldier for the public at the Grandstand area and describe their uniforms, equipment, and the proud history of the 148th PA Regiment during the Civil War. From 5:30 to 7 p.m., the Company C reenactors will be available to speak to the public about the Civil War and the 148th PA Volunteer Regiment at their recruiting fly. Anyone who is interested in joining the ranks of the 148th PA Volunteer Infantry, Company C, or learning more about the Civil War are welcome. For more information, contact Lynn Herman at (814) 880-2272.

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PSU’s season draws closer A quick jaunt around the state’s sports scene: ■ Penn State football is a little over a week away. It remains to be seen what kind of team first-year coach Bill O’Brien will field. The squad won’t be the most talented in the Big Ten, but O’Brien has promised fans a hard-nosed team that will show up week in and week out. There are several question marks for the Nittany Lions, but some loom larger than others. On offense, the biggest question mark is not at quarterback, but at running back. The departure of Silas Redd leaves a gaping hole in the backfield. Bill Belton will be the man on the hot seat. At Media Day back on Aug. 9, Chris Morelli is the Belton appeared pretty confieditor of the Centre dent that he can fill the shoes County Gazette. He of Redd, but talk is cheap. can be reached at Defensively, the Lions’ seceditor@centre ondary is the big question mark. You can bet teams will test the depleted secondary right out of the chute. We’ll know more in a week or so. ■ If you haven’t been up to the site of the Pegula Ice Arena in some time, it’s worth a drive by. Not all that long ago, it was just a dirt pile with some heavy construction equipment. Over the past couple of months, significant progress has been made at the site. The foundation has been put in, the frame has gone up and seating is starting to appear. Associate athletic director Joe Battista promised that fans would begin to see tangible evidence of a new building before the first football game. No surprise that he’s absolutely right. ■ I’ve been to PNC Park three times so far this season and I can tell you, I’ve never experienced the place more electric than it has been in 2012. A pennant race tends to do that. The Pirates’ improbable run reminds me an awful lot of the 1989 movie “Major League” in which a collection of misfits, fading stars and journeymen led the Cleveland Indians to a magical season that culminated with a playoff win over the New York Yankees. While the Pirates have their share of stars (Andrew McCutchen, Neil Walker), there are some scrappy characters (Michael McKenry, Josh Harrison) as well. They even have a crusty old vet (A.J. Burnett). While the August fade has begun for the Pirates, who have struggled since the All-Star Break, it has been a magical season of sorts. Baseball has been reborn in the Burgh. It’s been fun to see. No matter how this season ends — postseason or not — it will be hard to deem it anything but a success. ■ Through two preseason games, the Pittsburgh Steelers’ new-look offense looks an awful lot like, well, last season’s offense. Todd Haley replaced Bruce Arians in a somewhat controversial offseason move. It’s hard to judge an offense based on a couple of quarters in the preseason. One thing is certain: If the Steelers don’t get Mike Wallace and/or Rashard Mendenhall back in the fold, it’s going to be a long season in the Steel City. I’ve never been a fan of training camp holdouts. It does nothing but drive a wedge between players, owners and fans. Wallace might be looking toward his future, but he’s losing respect from his fellow teammates and the fan base. Hines Ward once survived a training camp holdout and got back in the Rooney’s good graces. We’re guessing that Wallace won’t be as fortunate. If Wallace does indeed want Larry Fitzgerald-type money, it will almost certainly be his last in the black and gold. As for Mendenhall, his repaired ACL is reportedly healing nicely. However, team doctors will probably keep him out of the lineup for the first few weeks. They’ll need players like Isaac Redman, Jonathan Dwyer and rookie Chris Rainey to step up in his absence. On the defensive side of the ball, the Steelers have looked a step slow, and that’s to be expected. They’re aging rapidly and one has to wonder how many good years injury-prone players like James Harrison (knee) and Troy Polamalu (concussions) have left. ■ One last note: If you’ve never been to the Little League World Series, make the trip to Williamsport. It’s baseball in its purest form and well worth the trip. Parking is never easy and the traffic is a challenge, but it certainly is a must-see for baseball fans.


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THE PENN STATE women’s soccer team picked up a thrilling 3-1 win over Virginia on Aug. 17.

Nittany Notes: Women’s soccer team gets off to a flying start By PAT ROTHDEUTSCH

UNIVERSITY PARK — The Penn State women’s soccer team began its season on a high note with a 3-1 victory over Virginia on Aug. 17. Freshman Mallory Weber scored two goals in the second half, including the game-winner from 18-feet that beat Virginia goal keeper Danielle DeLisle in the 75th minute. Virginia had scored just 22 seconds earlier to tie the game at 1-1, but Weber broke free, took a perfect pass from Christine Nairn, and beat DeLisle in the lower right corner for the winner. Tani Costa scored Penn State’s first goal with just five minutes remaining in the first half to give PSU the lead,

and goal keeper Erin McNulty made three saves in the game to preserve the win. “I am really happy with this group,” Penn State coach Erica Walsh said. “This is a great start to the season for us.” Penn State next hosts Stanford at 7:30 p.m. on Friday at Jeffrey Field.

SOFTBALL The Penn State softball team announced its fall schedule as part of fallball at Nittany Lion Softball Park’s Beard Field. The games, all at home, will kick off with a double header against Bucknell on beginning at 6:30 p.m. on Sept. 20. Also on the schedule are Bloomsburg, Saint Francis, IUP and Lock Haven.

Head coach Robin Petrini’s team has a group of 15 returnees, including All-Big Ten selections Cassidy Bell and Kasie Hatfield.


■ Men’s soccer vs. Stetson at 7 p.m. on Aug. 25 ■ Field hockey vs. Old Dominion at 5 p.m. on Aug. 24 ■ No. 3 women’s volleyball in a tournament hosted by Louisville on Aug. 24-25, then vs. Stanford and Texas at home in the Nike Big Four Classic on Aug. 30 and Sept. 1. ■ Men’s and women’s cross country at Lock Haven’s Dolan Duals on Sept. 8. ■ Women’s golf in the Cougar Classic in Charleston, S.C., on Sept. 9-11.

O’Brien searches for offense’s identity By NATE MINK

UNIVERSITY PARK — Penn State opens its season in a little over a week against Ohio at Beaver Stadium. Anybody want to guess what the Nittany Lions offense will look like? “I think we’re working on the identity of what the offense will be,” firstyear coach Bill O’Brien said recently on a mid-training camp conference call. “Hopefully we’ll have a better grasp on that over the next week.” His starters seem set. Matt McGloin is the quarterback. Bill Belton quickly cemented himself as the No. 1 tailback once Silas Redd transferred to Southern Cal. Allen Robinson has stood out in training camp among a wide receiver rotation that could include as many as seven players. The offensive line is dealing with a minor setback thanks to Donovan Smith’s nagging hamstring pull. O’Brien is hopeful his big left tackle will return to practice within the next day or so. O’Brien’s plan was to set his pawns on the chess board as early as possible to maximize reps with his starters and deliver Penn State fans from a repeat of a dreadful offensive show like last season, when the Nits averaged 19.3

points per game, 110th out of 120 Bowl Subdivision teams. Halfway through camp, 16 days from the season opener, O’Brien is still looking for the strength of the offense. “Any good offensive team has to be able to run the football when it absolutely has to gain yards,” O’Brien said. “We gotta be really good in situational terms, third down, red area, two minute, we’ve done a lot of work on that. Halfway through camp here, it’s been pretty decent. It hasn’t all been pretty.”

REDSHIRTS O’Brien said he will sit down with the freshman class in the next week or so and discuss the prospect of redshirting. A final decision, per usual, likely won’t be made until the third or fourth game, however. Several true freshmen have made an early impression on O’Brien, including defensive backs Da’Quan Davis and Jordan Lucas, tight end Brent Wilkerson and running back Akeel Lynch. “If you’re going to play a freshman, you need to really play them,” O’Brien said, “so you don’t come out at the end of the year with a freshman only playing 10 plays and burning his redshirt year.”

COMPETITION AT PUNTER Anthony Fera’s departure to Texas left two special teams positions open entering training camp. Sam Ficken seems to have the placekicking job on lockdown, with O’Brien saying he has decent range on kickoffs and field goals. Punting, on the other hand, looks to be a two-horse race between Alex Butterworth and Matt Marcincin heading into September. “Alex shows flashes, Marcincin shows flashes and then the next punt is not very good,” O’Brien said. “They really have to be a lot more consistent. That’s an ongoing battle there.”

OTHER NOTES: O’Brien said sophomore Adrian Amos, one of the team’s best young players, continues to see work at cornerback and safety. No position changes have been made to help alleviate depth concerns in the secondary. O’Brien outlined his practice schedule, which follows: Sunday — off day Monday — implement game plan Tuesday-Wednesday — tougher practice Thursday – lighter practice Friday — walk-through and head to hotel for overnight stay.



AUGUST 23-29, 2012

Junior Golf Program makes stop in Centre Region The Philadelphia Section of the PGAsponsored Junior Golf Program recently made a tour stop at three golf facilities in the Centre Region. The first event, held at the Toftrees Resort and Golf Club, marked the first day of Junior Golf Series No. 9 in State College, with the tour series being played by a total of 33 juniors on the par 72 course. In the boys’ 16- to 18-year-old division, Brandon Conrad, of Chester Springs, won a scorecard playoff against State College’s Kyle DeShong to finish in first place with a 74 John Dixon writes a (plus-2). Conrad was weekly golf column even on the backside for The Centre to help him win the County Gazette. He scorecard playoff. can be reached at Jared Brown of more shot a 75 (plus-3) to finish in third place. Local entrants had John Peterson, of State College, placing 10th, shooting an 81. Alex Stover and Brian Charles, both from State College, finished 16th and 17th, respectively, shooting rounds of 87 and 91. Ethan Kasales, of Lemont, placed 19th, shooting a 101. Jacob Suder, of Greencastle, took first place in the boys’ 13- to 15-year-old division with his round of 73 (plus-1). Suder had a great start to his day with three pars and a birdie on his first four holes. Christian Friberg, of State College, came in second place with an 18-hole score of 75 (plus-3) while Ty Gates, of Lemont, finished in third place with a 77 (plus-5). Also placing in the boys’ 13- to 15-yearold division was Kevin Zuercher of Port Matilda, who shot an 82 for fourth place. Brody Bonfilio of State College, carded a round of 84 for the ninth spot. Phoebe Brinker of Wilmington, Del.,


came in first place in the girls’ 13- to 15year-old division. Brinker finished with an 18-hole score of 87 (plus-15). The highlight of Brinker’s round was her two birdies during the day. Kinsley Bonfilio of State College finished in second place with a round of 89 (plus-17).

STATE COLLEGE ELKS In the second day of the tour’s Club Champion held at the State College Elks Club, 28 players took on the challenging course. William Sumfest, of Lewisburg, posted a 2-over-par 73 on the day to win first in the boys’ 16- to 18-year-old division. Sumfest’s back nine was by the book, making eight pars and one birdie at the 14th hole. Following in second place with 75 (plus-4) was Jared Brown, of Swarthmore. Third went to Michael Esworthy, of Harrisburg, with 77 (plus-6). Peterson and Garrett Bastardi, of Boalsburg, both recorded rounds of 79 to finish in a tie for ninth place. Stover tied for 14th shooting a round of 89 while, Kasales and Charles carded a score of 92 to tie for 15th. In the boys’ 13- to 15-year-old division, Gates led his age group with a 76 (plus-5). Gates recorded pars on every par three on the Elks course. In a tie for second place were Forrest Swisher, of Hopewell, N.J., and Jake Niedosik, of Lansdale, at 79 (plus8). Friberg placed fourth, shooting a round of 80 while Brody Bonfilio carded an 85. Zuercher placed ninth with an 89. Kinsley Bonfilio shot an 84 (plus-13) to take first place in the girls’ 13- to 15-yearold division, improving her score by five strokes over the event held at Toftrees.

PENN STATE The Penn State Blue Course hosted the third day of the tour’s Club Champion State College Series. James Twomey, of Newtown, led the boys’ 16- to 18-year-old division with an 18-hole score of 72. Twomey had three birdies on the back to take him to 2-under on the back nine. Coming in second place

was Brandon Conrad, of Chester Springs, who finished with a 73 (plus-1). State College’s Peterson came in third, shooting a round of 74 (plus-2). DeShong placed 10th, shooting an 84. Charles finished 12th with an 86. Bastardi (87), Kasales (89) and Stover (91) placed 14th through 16th. In the boys’ 13- to 15-year-old division, Jacob Suder, of Greencastle, finished in first with a 75 (plus-3). Suder ended his round with a birdie, helping to secure first place. Jake Niedosik of Lansdale came in second with a 77 (plus-5). State College’s Friberg and Lemont’s Gates tied for third place with a 78 (plus-6). Zuercher tied for fifth with a 79. Bonfilio took eighth after a round of 81. State College’s Bonfilio came in first place in the girls’ 13- to 15-year-old division with a 93 (plus-21). Bonfilio had a strong start to her day with a par on her first hole and coasted to win her division.

DOUBLE EAGLE AT PHILIPSBURG Playing in the recent Member-Guest Golf Tournament at the Philipsburg Elks Country Club, Hunter Bravis recorded a rare double-eagle with a hole-in-one on the par-4, 345-yard No. 1 hole. His playing partner was Nick Gurol. “I started caddying at the Philipsburg Country Club back in the mid 1940s,” said Mike Czap Sr., winner over 15 club championships. “I’ve never heard of anyone recording a double eagle. Whether that is the real case, but I think I would have heard about something as rare as a double eagle being made at the club.” Golfers know the rarest of all golf shots is the double eagle. In fact, the odds of making a double-eagle is nearly one-in-amillion while making a hole-in-one is roughly 5,000 to 1 for a low-handicapper. It’s 12,000 to 1 for an average player, according to Golf Digest. Three-under par is a very rare score and an albatross is a very rare bird, and now 3under par is generally referred to an “albatross,” according to the Scottish Golf History Book. Many golf scholars credit PGA golf professional Gene Sarazen with coining the phrase in late April 1935, a day after making an albatross on the par-5 15th hole at Augusta in the Masters, Sarazen referred to his shot as a “dodo.”

IN AND OUT TOURNEY The women’s golf league at the Elks Country Club in Boalsburg recently held

two games within a game. The first was best “In” and the second was best “Out.” First place went to Carol Caldwell with a 23. She was followed by Emily Anselmi (29) and Flossie Dunlop (31). The second game was called ONES. First place went to Caldwell (16). Second place went to Anselmi (17). Third place was a tie between Dunlop and Laurie Eckenroth, who each had 18.

PHILIPSBURG ELKS HUSBAND AND WIFE TOURNEY The team of Denny and Patty Rodgers carded a round of 70 to win the Philipsburg Elks Country Club Husband and Wife Tournament, which was held this past weekend. In second place were the teams of Gary and Jance Yoder and Andy and Judy Tomchak shooting a round of 71. Third place, with a round of 72, were the teams of went of Chip and Tracy Branthoover along with defending champions Michael and Jody Czap. Winning the Open Division was the duo of Scott Nelson and Sandi Myers carding a round of 72. Ryan Nartatez and Macy Harpster placed second, shooting a round of 73.

UPCOMING EVENTS BELLEFONTE TOURNAMENT The Bellefonte Wrestling Association is conducting a golf tournament with the goal of raising money for a scholarship for a prospective senior student-athlete and/or manager scholarship to be awarded each year. The tournament will be held at the Nittany Country Club beginning at 8 a.m. on Sept. 29. Cost is $65 for non-members and $50 for club members. Anyone interested in golfing, tee hole sponsorship, forms, donations, or information can email coach Mike Maney at or visit the wrestling page at the Bellefonte Area School District website.

ELKS CHARITY GOLF OUTING The State College Elks Country Club Charity Golf Outing will be held on Sept. 9. Registration begins at 7 a.m. with a 1 p.m. shotgun start. Lunch will be provided between rounds. The $100 per golfer entry fee also includes dinner. For additional information and sponsorship levels, contact Dwayne Rush at (814) 574-0608 or Jeff Kephart at (814) 404-3091.

Geri Reeve golf open slated for Sept. 10 From Gazette staff reports STATE COLLEGE – The deadline to register for September’s 19th annual Geri Reeve Open Golf Tournament is Aug. 31. The event, held beginning at 7 a.m. on Sept. 10 on the Penn State Blue and White Courses, benefits the Centre County Breast Cancer Coalition and the American Cancer

Society. A $100 golfer registration fee includes continental breakfast, a team photo, green fees, a cart, gift and luncheon. Money raised provides mammograms and breast cancer screenings for uninsured and underprivileged residents of Centre County. For more information or to register visit

Vera Bradley bingo to benefit YMCA gymnastics From Gazette staff reports BELLEFONTE – The YMCA of Centre County will host a Vera Bradley bingo to benefit the Bellefonte YMCA Gymnastics Team beginning at 4 p.m. on Sept. 8 at the

YMCA in Bellefonte. Doors open at 4 p.m. and bingo begins at 6 p.m. The YMCA is located at 125 W. High St. For more information contact Susan at (814) 355-5551 or sfredericks@

Reserved tickets for BEA football on sale now From Gazette staff reports WINGATE — Reserved seats for upcoming Bald Eagle Area High School varsity football games are on sale now in the at-

tendance/athletic office. The price is $16 per seat for the season. For more information, contact athletic director Doug Dyke at (814) 280-0250 or

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The Glass Eye: A closer look at the NFLâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s long shots Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hard to believe that the NFL season is almost upon us again. No sport is tougher to forecast than NFL football â&#x20AC;&#x201D; with so few games and the constant roster turnover, teams can go worstto-first in the NFL quicker and more often than in any other major sport. Still, letâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s look at each teamâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s chances starting with the 11 teams I predict will be the worst in the NFL this season. Note that Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m taking schedule strength into account â&#x20AC;&#x201D; some of these teams may be â&#x20AC;&#x153;better than their recordâ&#x20AC;? but play in a very tough division. Dave Glass is a Letâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s also be aware of columnist for The how devalued the NFL Centre County regular-season has beGazette. Email come â&#x20AC;&#x201D; the Giants Dave at were 9-7 and outscored on the season in 2011, yet won the Super Bowl (and the 2008 Cardinals were a play away from a title that would have been even more surprising). 32. Minnesota Vikings: Yes, I believe the Minnesota Vikings will have the worst record in the NFL. Here are my reasons, in no particular order: Extremely tough division; their best player (Peterson) blew out his knee and wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be 100 percent; porous defense allowed 449 points a year ago â&#x20AC;&#x201D; second-worst in the league; and they do not have any QB who looks to be any better than average. In order for the Vikings to win even eight games, most of the following have to happen: Ponder (or Webb) has to make the leap at quarterback; Peterson has to be back at 100 percent by Week 4; the Lions and Packers need to play significantly worse in 2012; and their defensive picks in the draft at safety and corner need to be immediate impact players. Some of this may come to fruition â&#x20AC;&#x201D; I liked the draft picks â&#x20AC;&#x201D; but overall this is a bad team in perhaps the most top-heavy division in the league. 2-14 for Minnesota. 30. Cleveland Browns: No quarterback, no chance, especially in the always-tough AFC North. Cleveland has run through a myriad of quarterbacks in recent years with no success â&#x20AC;&#x201D; now they appear poised to hand the reins to 28-year-old rookie Brandon Weeden, in what appears to this writer to be yet another shortsighted move. Did you know Weeden is two months older than Aaron Rodgers? Also, the Browns took a running back with a top-5 draft pick â&#x20AC;&#x201D; and in recent years itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been shown that top running backs are available later in the draft, or even after the draft. None of the top five rushers in 2011 were first-round picks â&#x20AC;Ś and frankly, a team as bad as the Browns had better potential uses for that top five pick. Weedenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s peak is no more than the next three or four seasons so the success of this draft largely relies on his ability to blossom more quickly than the average rookie quar-


terback, and also on Richardsonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ability to shine. I just donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t see Cleveland making huge strides offensively in 2012 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; and make no mistake, after scoring only 218 points in 2011 (30th in the league), they must improve offensively to have a chance. In a division with three possible contenders, the Browns look to be also-rans once again â&#x20AC;&#x201D; 3-13 for Cleveland. 29. Indianapolis Colts: The Colts hit rock bottom a year ago and while I think they are on the way back up, I think it will be a slower climb than the last rebuild in 1998. Andrew Luck is a fine prospect and I think he will become a very good quarterback, but itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s unlikely he will be the next Peyton Manning, who is certainly an innercircle Hall-of-Famer. The Colts released most of their veteran players and have an extremely young core to develop â&#x20AC;&#x201D; but this process will take some time. The Colts mainly focused on offense, trading for veteran tackle Winston Justice and spending their top four (and six of their first seven) draft picks on offensive players. For that reason, plus the return of Reggie Wayne and Austin Collie, I expect the Colts to be a mediocre-to-decent scoring team. However, the Colts allowed 430 points in 2011, third-most in the AFC, and I foresee very minimal improvement on that side of the ball. The Colts do not play in an extremely tough division, and I do expect a few more wins this time around, but anything beyond five wins would shock me. Call it 4-12 for the Colts and last in the AFC South. 28. Buffalo Bills: Letâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s face it, the Bills have become the NFLâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s most boring team. After a tantalizing first month in 2011, the Bill ended up 6-10 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; their seventh losing season in a row, which is astounding in the parity-filled NFL. They were improved somewhat on offense, but the defense was the worst in the AFC. The Bills signed Mario Williams to shore up the pass rush and drafted corner Stephon Gilmore No. 10 overall â&#x20AC;&#x201D; both solid moves. However, I wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t crazy about the rest of their draft, and they still are woefully short on impact talent. QB Ryan Fitzpatrick struggled mightily after signing a huge contract extension; he has to rebound in a big way for this team to hope for a .500 season. The AFC East is actually not as good in 2012 in my opinion, so the Bills have some upside if Fitzpatrick rebounds and the defensive moves pay off â&#x20AC;&#x201D; but I am not sold on their QB or their plan. 5-11 for the Bills. 27. Oakland Raiders: Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll admit up front that the AFC West is the hardest division to figure out this season â&#x20AC;&#x201D; after all, in 2011 three teams tied for first at 8-8 and Kansas City was only a game back at 7-9. However, I think Oakland is the odd man out this season. They (once again) didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have a draft pick until the third round, and they made no major additions while losing five solid players in free agency. The offense at least has some explosive talent in running back Darren McFadden (when healthy) and WR Darrius Heyward-Bey, but at this point quarterback Carson Palmer is below average and thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s no depth at all on offense. The defense is in far worse shape â&#x20AC;&#x201D; the loss of Nnamdi Asomougha prior to last

season really hurt the secondary, and losing cornerback Stanford Routt this year has further weakened an already shaky secondary. The bigger problems are up front, though â&#x20AC;&#x201D; the Raiders allowed almost 2200 rushing yards and an average of over 5 yards per carry, and I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t see any major changes to the front seven. Oakland has new leadership and I expect their new general manager to overhaul the franchise â&#x20AC;&#x201D; meaning things might get worse before they get better. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m expecting a tough season, 5-11 for the Raiders. 26. Arizona Cardinals: Amazing stat of the day â&#x20AC;&#x201D; since the Cardinals moved to Phoenix in 1988, they have had exactly three winning seasons. This is another team that appears to have no solid plan at QB, and as such is doomed to mediocrity. Kevin Kolb has once again proven that for all his other faults, Andy Reid is a quarterback expert â&#x20AC;&#x201D; if heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s willing to part with a young quarterback, there must be some problems â&#x20AC;&#x201D; and Kolb was not good in 2011. Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a lot of young talent on defense, especially in the front seven â&#x20AC;&#x201D; and with the addition of wide receiver Malcolm Floyd there should be plenty of targets in the passing game â&#x20AC;&#x201D; but Arizona has the worst quarterback situation in the division and as such I think they will have the worst record. 6-10 for the Cards. 25. Washington Redskins: Washington finally addressed their quarterback problem with a bold move, trading a ton of picks to get Robert Griffin III â&#x20AC;&#x201D; and now all their eggs are in the RG3 basket. If he fails, the franchise will be set back for five years or more. I know a lot of people look at Cam Newton last year and think Griffin can do as well, but what Newton did as a rookie was unprecedented in NFL history and I believe Griffin will struggle this season. The defense is average at best but not good enough to compensate for a weak offense â&#x20AC;&#x201D; and while I think Washington will score more than 288 points (last yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s paltry total), I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t think they will improve enough to flirt with a .500 record. Call it 6-10 for the â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Skins, but at least now thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s legitimate hope for the fanbase. 24. St. Louis Rams: Yes, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m picking the Rams to improve the most among last yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s bad teams ... because I think everything that could go wrong did go wrong in 2011, and I think thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a solid core of talent here. Quarterback Sam Bradford dealt with injuries all season, but he should be able to take a leap forward this year. They also got a huge return from Washington in the RG3 trade, giving them 6 of the top 65 draft picks this year and more next year. They still have a lot of holes, but in this division and with the core talent theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve amassed thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s no way this team wins less than four games.

Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m saying 6-10 for the Rams, with a bigger leap in 2013. 23. Carolina Panthers: Yes, Cam Newton had perhaps the greatest all-around rookie season of any quartrback in history â&#x20AC;&#x201D; so why am I not predicting improvement? Because I think the huge leap the team made on offense will regress a little this year â&#x20AC;&#x201D; primarily because Steve smith will age soon, and the team doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have enough weapons in the passing game â&#x20AC;&#x201D; and also because Newton wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t surprise anyone this year as teams game-plan to stop him. On the other side of the ball, Carolina gave up more points in 20111 than in 2010, and they lost LB Dan Connor to free agency. They did draft quite a bit of defensive help, but I still see the Panthers as a below-average defense in 2012. In short, while I think Carolina is a team on the rise, I think they will take one step back before two steps forward. 6-10 again for Carolina. 22. Jacksonville Jaguars: I never can figure the Jaguars out â&#x20AC;&#x201D; they make a lot of confounding decisions. With only 6 draft picks this year, they took a punter in the third round? On the other hand, selecting wide receiver Justin Blackmon made a lot of sense, and second-year quarterback Blaine Gabbert should have plenty of weapons this season. The defense was actually above-average in 2011 and figures to be a decent unit again, especially in an offensively-challenged division. If Gabbert takes the next step and Blackmon is the real deal, the Jaguars actually have some upside â&#x20AC;&#x201D; but Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m anticipating some more struggles from young Gabbert and another year of mediocrity in Jacksonville. 7-9 for the Jags. 21. New York Jets: Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve heard many times that if you have two quarterbacks, you really have none â&#x20AC;&#x201D; and the Jets have set themselves up for major problems under center. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve never been a Mark Sanchez fan, and I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t think heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the long-term solution â&#x20AC;&#x201D; but Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m sure that Tim Tebow isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t the solution, and adding him to the mix has only further divided the locker room. Coach Rex Ryan has, in my opinion, lost control of the team as evidenced by all the discord and fighting both last season and this summer. The Jets unquestionably have some talent, especially on defense â&#x20AC;&#x201D; they will almost certainly remain a top 10 defensive unit â&#x20AC;&#x201D; but how will they score points? The quarterback position is unsettled, they have no depth at wide receiver or running back with the retirement of Tomlinson, and the line is average at best. They had a poor draft, and frankly I think this team is headed in the wrong direction. The only hope for the Jets is a relatively weak schedule. Call it 7-9 for the Jets, but if they get off to a slow start they could really collapse. Next week weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll look at the borderline playoff contenders in the NFL.

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McGloin looking to shine in O’Brien’s offense By BEN JONES

UNIVERSITY PARK — As a dozen or so media outlets surrounded the three-year veteran quarterback, you wouldn’t have known that four years ago Matt McGloin was a walk-on, just looking for a chance to throw the ball, probably never expecting to play outside of a Blue-White game. Instead, McGloin has led Penn State to some of its most memorable victories. While the NCAA record book may never reflect the efforts of the past 14 seasons, the memories and experiences that Penn State fans have had while McGloin was under center the past two years have been some of the brightest in the program’s history — even while their historical existence has been erased from official record. Even so, McGloin has seen his fair share of critics. A fiveinterception bowl game, a perhaps hindering self-confidence, and a handful of bold throws have had almost every Penn State fan shaking their head from time to time. But like each of his five interceptions during the 2011 season, McGloin has brushed off the critics and is looking for one final, and even one official, game and season as a starter for the Nittany Lions. “It’s great, it’s the offense that I’ve always dreamed of playing in,” McGloin said standing on the unpainted Beaver Stadium field. “Let me go out there, and let me play my game, to have such a special coach teach us this offense is a great opportunity.” Even with three years under his belt, there isn’t any doubt McGloin has a chip on his shoulder. With the new offensive system under coach Bill O’Brien, it’s clear he’s looking forward to proving his worth. A new quarterback coach hasn’t hurt his confidence either. “Coach [Charlie] Fisher works harder than any quarterbacks coach I’ve ever been with, any coach I’ve been around,” McGloin said. “I have a notebook full of notes just from him, it’s truly amazing how hard he works. “Coach O’Brien and Coach Fisher do a great job relaying to you how to recognize coverages, certain things that will tip off to you what the defense is trying to do. We’ve never really had that before and how they have relayed that to me has been tremendous. “We’re definitely not used to having control of the offense, Coach O’Brien puts a lot of faith in us, and we’re going to go out and execute the best we can. You’re going to see different quarterbacks out there, especially with mechanics which is something Coach Fisher stresses.” But what does the new quarterbacks coach, a man who helped grow NFL quarterback Jay Cutler while at Vanderbilt think of his latest study? The confidence is

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UNIVERSITY PARK — A new weekly TV show will air throughout football season, Penn State announced Wednesday. “Penn State Football 2012 — The Next Chapter," will chronicle the first season under coach Bill O’Brien and is being billed as a “fast-paced, intimate look at Nittany Lion football.” The 30-minute program, which airs on Sundays starting Sept. 2, includes exclusive interviews with O’Brien, members of the football staff, team members and behindthe-scenes access from preseason through the end of the season. Penn State Public Broadcasting will produce the show, the same company that produces the Emmy Award-winning women’s basketball show, ”Courtside With Coquese.” “For several months now, we have referenced ‘The Next Chapter’ of Penn State Football,” PSU Acting Athletic Director Dave Joyner said in a press release. “Our extended collaboration with Penn State Public Broadcasting will bring that to life for our fans every week this season. This football team has tremendous character and personality and this year’s show is going to reveal that each and every week.” Penn State cut ties with Mind Over Media, the Pittsburgh-based firm that produced the Emmy Award-winning “Penn State Football Story,” in February, when it fired Guido D’Elia, a part-owner of the company and ex-director of football branding and communications and adviser to the late coach Joe Paterno. O’Brien had said a TV show had been in the works throughout the summer but only ensured it would not be in a format where he was the main focus. Among the Pennsylvania outlets carrying the show: ■ WPSU-TV, Ch. 3 (State College/Central Pa.); ■ WTAJ-TV, Ch. 10 (State College, Altoona, Johnstown); ■ WLYH-TV, Ch. 15 (Harrisburg, Lancaster, York, Reading); ■ WNEP-TV, Ch. 16 (Scranton/Wilkes-Barre); ■ WFMZ-TV, Ch. 69 (Allentown, Bethlehem, Easton); ■ WFXP-TV, Ch. 66 (Erie); ■ Root Sports (Western Pa./Eastern Ohio/W. Va.); ■ CSN-Philadelphia (Eastern Pa./New Jersey/Delaware). MASN (Baltimore-Washington, D.C.) and NESN (New England) are among the other regional sports networks carrying “Penn State Football 2012 — The Next Chapter.” Penn State opens its season Sept. 1 against Ohio at Beaver Stadium.

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ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT Mazzini teaches course at Performing Arts School By ANNE WALKER For The Gazette

STATE COLLEGE — Modern dance pioneer Paul Taylor has spent the past six decades amazing audiences with his unpredictable originality of movement. His work draws on everything from the discipline of classical ballet to muscular athleticism to commentary on current events. Last week, students at the Performing Arts School of Central Pennsylvania had the opportunity to experience firsthand Taylor’s methods and approach to

dance. Annmaria Mazzini, a 12year veteran of the Paul Taylor Dance Company, taught a fiveday intensive course to introduce students to “different approaches to process and learn choreography.” Mazzini, an Allentown native, earned a BFA from the Meadows School of the Arts at Southern Methodist University. She toured globally with Taylor’s company before retiring last year. Now, Mazzini enjoys bringing the excitement of Taylor’s theories to studios like the Performing Arts School.

“We all carry stories in our bodies,” she said, “and we take these things with us on stage.” Mazzini said that she takes two approaches when teaching. Some students respond to shapes and pictures, matching their movement to what they visualize. Others prefer a more structured method, using counts within the music. Mazzini describes dance as a “now” art form. The experience takes place in the moment. Other types of artists, she said, create an object they can enjoy for a long time.

Given the fleeting nature of dance, she hopes to encourage young dancers to engage their imagination and express themselves. Comparing the dancer’s role in society to that of a storyteller, Mazzini said: “I respond when a performer does something I can identify with.” Her teaching approach combines her philosophical ideas about dance with demanding technical work. Taylor, she said, developed back exercises based on his love of swimming.

“He loved the feel of the water,” she said, “and what the back does is very important. The back moves, then the arms move. The arms function because of what the back does.” With her students, Mazzini said, she encourages them to find the ways they move best, to know what they’re good at and what they enjoy. Then she urges them to explore movement that causes trouble or feels awkward and work on that as well. Hopefully they will discover “many different ways to become a performer or artist.”

Music legend to host audition for social change event at Penn State From Gazette staff reports UNIVERSITY PARK — As part of the upcoming Penn State conference on American folk singer Woody Guthrie, the Department of Communication Arts and Sciences welcomes Pennsylvania musicians of all genres and ages to audition online for a special night of social change performance and discussion with another legendary singer-songwriter. Noel “Paul” Stookey of the trio Peter, Paul and Mary will host Stand Up & Sing Open Master Class at Penn State before a live audience from 7 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 6, at the Foster Auditorium in Paterno Library on Penn State’s University Park campus. The open master class will include performances by Stookey, Carolyn Malachi — recording artist and Grammy nominee — as well as other performers. Finalists of the songwriting contest will be selected from entries submitted to the website, and will be invited to take part in Thursday’s class with Stookey. An artist will be named the winner and given the chance to perform his song during a concert at The State Theatre on Friday.

The class and audition is associated with Woody at 100, Woody’s Legacy to Working Men and Women, taking place Sept. 7-9 at various locations across the University Park campus. Guthrie’s legacy is being celebrated this year with conferences and concerts at four universities, including Penn State, in partnership with the College of the Liberal Arts, The GRAMMY Museum, Penn State Altoona, and the Woody Guthrie Foundation and Archives. The open master class is being offered by Music2Life, founded by Stookey and daughter Liz Stookey Sunde. The organization aims to harness the power of music — through technology, artist engagement and education — to support musicians, fans and their social causes. “Music2Life helps the multi-genre troubadours of our time connect with audiences and move their music of change into the world,” said Stookey Sunde. “Our work [with Penn State] is designed to inspire young and emerging social change artists who want to get their message heard.” Woody Guthrie, who would have been 100 years old on July 14, 2012, raised social consciousness about the lifestyles of the working-class in his

songwriting. Artists interested in auditioning for the open master class should submit a YouTube link or MP3 of their social activism song no later than Aug. 29. Entries should be sent to Five to eight finalists will be selected to participate in the Master Class. The Woody Guthrie Centennial Celebration is one of the largest and most comprehensive centennial celebrations ever staged for an American music icon. For the most up-to-date information and a complete schedule of events for the entire Woody Guthrie Centennial Celebration, visit Penn State Conferences plans and manages hundreds of programs each year which represent the diversity and strength of Penn State’s academic colleges and provide opportunities for individuals to learn about the latest scholarship, research and developments in their fields or participate in enriching learning experiences. Penn State Conferences is part of Penn State Outreach, which serves more than 5 million people each year, in all 67 Pennsylvania counties, all 50 states and more than 100 countries worldwide.

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Annual Juried Movie review: ‘Total Recall’ Show scheduled By ALEXANDER SICREE For The Gazette

“Total Recall” is the latest, but probably not the last in a long line of movie reboots. Now, I have a confession to make. I have never seen the original “Total Recall,” which was released in 1990 and starred Arnold the former Governator, so I will be judging this movie based on its own merits rather than by how it measured up to the original. Overall, the movie presented some interesting ideas and some very welldone action sequences (think the Jason Bourne movies with the technology from “Star Wars”) but the film falls short as far as making the viewer care about the lead characters. The movie is set in the far future after the Earth has been decimated by chemical warfare leaving the wealthy United Federation of Britain and the considerably poorer Colony (a.k.a. Australia) as the last habitable zones on the planet with a futuristic subway system that travels through the planet’s core connecting them. The plot kicks into high gear when a seemingly ordinary factory worker

named Douglas Quaid (Colin Farrell) visits a virtual reality hall that implants false memories in people in order to relax after a long day at work. His relaxation is interrupted when armed security personal burst in and people start to die which triggers a set of previously unsuspected survival skills in Doug. He quickly discovers that the life he has been living is really an illusion planted in him by sinister government forces and he goes on the run to try and get his memories back with the aid of an old paramour and resistance leader (Jessica Biel). Further complicating matters is the forces pursuing them are being led by Lori (Kate Beckinsale), the government agent who has been posing as Doug’s wife. The movie’s strong points lie in the interesting ideas and in the action sequences, which is typical for a science fiction movie. The idea of having false memories implanted in your head leads to some interesting moments as Doug tries to figure out whether he just imagining the whole thing or whether he truly is being hunted down by government assassins as he tries to piece together clues

left by his pre-brainwashed self. The film’s action sequences are also well done. The two that stand out are the fight through the futuristic elevator system and the final battle on the transport traveling through the planet’s core. Despite the interesting ideas and action sequences the movie falls a little flat as far as making the viewer care about the characters. This causes some of the action sequences to fall a little flat. The action scenes are merely well done instead of being edge of your seat excitement since there is little emotional stake in the characters since all they are really given to do is run away from the villains or wonder why the villains are chasing them in the first place. Overall, “Total Recall” is an enjoyable enough B-movie that could have been made better by more emotional investment in the characters and possibly some more humor. Parents should be aware that the movie is rated PG-13 for action violence as well as some language. There is also a scene of brief nudity involving a proposition by a triple-bosomed prostitute.

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From Gazette staff reports STATE COLLEGE — The Art Alliance of Central PA will present its Annual Juried Show from Saturday, Aug. 25 through Sunday, Sept. 2. More than 40 works chosen by juror Jean Sanders will be shown. An opening reception will be held on Aug. 24 from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Everyone is invited. Gallery hours will be Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday noon to 5 p.m. Saturday hours are from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Final picnic series event set for Aug. 26 From Gazette staff reports STATE COLLEGE — South Hills School of Business & Technology will host the final event of the 2012 Music Picnic Series at 6 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 26 at the school’s main campus at 480 Waupelani Dr. The event will feature music by “Tommy Wareham & The Intrigues.” The concerts are free, and are held rain or shine. Grounds open at 5 p.m. and the music starts at 6 p.m. Free parking and restrooms are available. For more information or directions call (814) 234-7755 or (814) 278-1990.





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Catholic Daughters of the Americas meets at 7 p.m. first Thursday of every month. It is the largest Catholic women’s organization in the world. The group welcomes all Catholic women 18 years and older. Meetings take place at St. John’s Catholic School auditorium. 134 E. Bishop St., Bellefonte. For more information, contact (814) 355-7730 or email jmoest@ Centre County Down Syndrome Society meets at 8 p.m., the third Monday of each month at Easter Seals, 383 Rolling Ridge Drive, State College. Everyone is welcome to attend. The Buddy Walk is planned for Oct. 1. Email or check centrecountydown for more information. Centre County Real Estate Investment Club meets 7 p.m. the third Thursday of every month, 1609 N. Atherton St., State College. Call (814) 280-5839. Centre Hall Lions Club meets 6:30 p.m. the second Tuesday of the month and at 7 p.m. the fourth Tuesday of the month, Centre Hall Lions Club Building, 153 E. Church St., Centre Hall. Centre Line Riders — ABATE of Pennsylvania, Chapter 18 meet at noon the third Saturday of each month at the Centre Hall American Legion, 2928 Penns Valley Pike, Centre Hall. Centre Region Model Investment Club meets 6:30 p.m. on second Monday of the month, Mazza Room, South Hills Business School, 480 Waupelani Drive, State College. Call (814) 234-8775 or email cr20mic@ The Compassionate Friends Group meets from 7 to 8 p.m. the second Monday of each month at Bellefonte Middle School, TCF is a national non-profit support organization offering understanding, friendship, and hope to families following the death of a child of any age, from any cause. Contact Peg at (814) 355-9829 or Amanda at (814) 321-4258. Circle of Hope, a support group for special-needs children and families, meets at 7 p.m. the second Thursday of the month at Tyrone Public Library, 1000 Pennsylvania Ave., Tyrone. Call Angie (814) 386-1826 or alavanish@ Grief Support Group meets 6 p.m. every first Wednesday, Centre Crest, 502 E. Howard St., Bellefonte. Call Anne Boal (814) 548-1140. Halfmoon Grange No. 290 meets 7:30 p.m. the first Monday of every month at the Grange Hall in Centennia. Call Diane (814) 692-4580. Halfmoon Garden Club meets the first Thursday of the month. Membership is open to Halfmoon Township residents. Call Alice McGregor (814) 692-7396, almcgregor@ or Susan Kennedy (814) 692-5556, susank81@ Halfmoon Grange No. 290 meets 7:30 p.m. the first Monday of every month at the Grange Hall in Centennia. Call Diane (814) 692-4580. Hearing Loss Association of America meets 7 p.m. the second Monday of each month, Foxdale, 500 E. Marylyn Ave., State College. Learn the latest technology available for hearing loss. I.O.O.F. Centre Lodge #153 meets 7:30 p.m. the first and third Thursday of each month, I.O.O.F. Lodge Hall 756 N. Main St., Pleasant Gap. Junior Rockhounds meets 6:45 p.m. third Wednesdays, Room 116, Earth and Engineering Sciences Building, University Park. Call (814) 867-6263 or visit nittanymineral. org. Keystone Guild of the Watchmakers Association of Pa. meets 1 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month, Bull Pen Restaurant, Washington Avenue at First Street, Tyrone. Call George at (814) 238-1668. Ladies Grief Support Group meets 2 p.m. every second and fourth Tuesday at Living Faith Church, 113 Sunset Acres, Milesburg. Call Hazel at (814) 387-4952. The Milesburg Lions Club meets 7 p.m. first and third Tuesday every month, Milesburg Center across from UniMart. Multiple Sclerosis Support Group meets 6 p.m. every third Tuesday, HealthSouth Nittany Valley Rehabilitation Hospital, Outpatient Entrance, 550 E. College Ave., Pleasant Gap. The support group is affiliated with the National MS Society. Call (814) 359-3421. National Alliance on Mental Illness meets 7 p.m. every second Tuesday at South Hills School, State College. June is the last meeting of the summer. Meetings will resume in September. Call Dave (814) 238-1983. The Neuropathy Support Group of Central Pennsylvania will meet at 2 p.m. the fourth Sunday of the month in conference room #3, Mount Nittany Medical Center, 1800 E. Park Ave., State College. Call David Brown (814) 5311024. Nittany Knights Barbershop Chorus meets 7:15 p.m. every Monday, South Hills School, State College. Men who like to sing are welcome. Visit, or call Bill (814) 355-3557. Nittany Mineral Society meets 6:30 p.m. the third Wednesdays, Room 114 Auditorium of the Earth and Engi-


The Gazette will publish the regular meeting dates and times for all Centre County social and service groups, organizations, clubs, etc. that have membership open to the public. To be included in the weekly listing send information by Wednesday one week prior to publication to or mail to: The Centre County Gazette, attn: Group Meetings, 403 S. Allen St., State College, PA 16801.

neering Sciences Building, University Park. Call (814) 8676263 or visit Nittany Valley Woodturners meet every first Thursday, the woodworking shop, State College Area High School, South Building, 650 Westerly Parkway, State College. Email Reg@MarketValueSolutions. com or visit The Nittany Valley Writers Network meets for an earlyrisers breakfast at 7 a.m. every third Wednesday, The Waffle Shop, 1610 W. College Ave., State College. The Nittany Valley Writers Network Social meets every fourth Tuesday from 5:30-7 p.m. at The Autoport, 1405 S. Atherton St., State College. All are welcome, ask for the writers table. Parent Support Group for Children with Eating Disorders meets 7 p.m. the second Tuesday of every month in Conference Room 3, Mount Nittany Medical Center, 1800 E. Park Ave., State College. Call Kristie Kaufman (814) 4667921. Penns Valley Area Class of 1962 committee is planning the 50th class reunion from Penns Valley Area High School for Sept. 29, 2012. Interested class members should contact Ruth Ann Williams, Carol Colestock, Jean Brown, Tom and Lois Runkle, Susan Foster or Carol Billett. Penns Valley Grange No. 158 meets 7:30 p.m. the second Thursday of every month, Grange Hall, Railroad Street, Spring Mills. Pleasant Gap Rotary Club meets at 6 p.m. every Thursday at the Oaks, 220 Rachel Drive, Pleasant Gap. The Romans 12:2 Group meets from 7 to 8:30 p.m. every Monday night at 204 W. High St., Bellefonte. The Romans 12:2 Group is an addictions breakaway program sponsored by Lifegate Baptist Church. The program is open to all who are suffering from any form of addiction as well as to family members that may be affected by the addict’s behavior. There is no charge for the meetings or the materials. Call (814) 353-1942. Sacred Harp Singing meets from 7 to 8:30 a.m. the second and fourth Mondays at the University Mennonite Church, 1606 Norma St., State College. Visit The Snow Shoe Lions Club meets at 6:30 p.m. on the first and fourth Wednesday of every month, at the Moshannon Community Center, State Rte. 144, Snow Shoe. State College Downtown Rotary Club meets at noon on Thursdays at Damon’s, 1031 E. College Ave., State College. State College Elks Lodge meets 7:30 p.m. the second and fourth Tuesdays, State College Elks Country Club, Rte. 322 and 45, Boalsburg. State College Lions Club meets at 6 p.m. the first and third Thursdays of the month at Damon’s, 1031 E. College Ave., State College. State College Rotary Club meets 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Nittany Lion Inn, Faculty Staff Lounge, 200 W. Park Ave., University Park. State College Sunrise Rotary Club meets 7:15 a.m. Wednesdays, Hotel State College, 106 S. Allen St., State College, above The Corner Room. Stroke Support Group meets 1 p.m. last Tuesday of every month, HealthSouth Nittany Valley Rehabilitation Hospital, 550 E. College Ave., Pleasant Gap. Call (814) 3593421. TRIAD, a public safety group for senior citizens, meets each second Thursday in various locations. Call Helen Evans, chair, (814) 237-8932. Trout Unlimited, a non-profit conservation organization, meets 7:30 p.m. every first Thursday, Comfort Suites Hotel, 132 Village Drive, State College. WiNGs, the Women’s Network Group for women entrepreneurs, meets from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m., the third Wednesday of every month at the Patton Township conference room, 100 Patton Plaza, State College. Email or call (814) 360-1063. Women’s Welcome Club of State College meets 7 p.m. the second Wednesday of every month, Oakwood Presbyterian Church, 1865 Waddle Road, State College. Visit us on the web or email Zion MOPS and Beyond meets 9:30 a.m. first Thursday of the month and at 7 p.m. the third Thursday of each month, 3261 Zion Road, Bellefonte. The group is for moms with children of all ages. Childcare provided. Meetings are held September through April. Call (814) 383-4161. — Compiled by Gazette staff


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

ONGOING Historical Museum and PA Room — Learn about the local history and genealogy with expert researchers at the Historical Museum and PA Room, 203 N. Allegheny St., Bellefonte. The hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, August 17. Call (814) 355-1516 or visit Exhibit — “A Closer Look,” celebrates a photographic botanical series by Gerald Lang and Jennifer Tucker, which reveal the intimate structures and geometry of each plant will have a opening reception from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Green Drake Art Gallery, 101 W. Main St., Millheim. An artistic talk by Jennifer Tucker will begin at 8:30 p.m. Gallery hours are 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, noon to 8 p.m. Thursday, noon to 9 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. Call (814) 349-2486. Exhibit — “Journeying Together — Five Womens’ Passion for Art” will be on display in the Mezzanine Gallery, at the Green Drake Art Gallery, 101 W. Main St., Millheim. An artistic talk by Jennifer Tucker will begin at 8:30 p.m. Gallery hours are 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, noon to 8 p.m. Thursday, noon to 9 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. Call (814) 349-2486.

THURSDAY, AUGUST 23 Hooks and Needles — Bring your projects to share ideas and tips with others who knit at 1:30 p.m. at Centre County Library and Historical Museum, 200 N. Allegheny St., Bellefonte. Call (814) 355-1516 or visit Hooks and Needles — Bring your projects to share ideas and tips with others who work on needlecrafts at 6 p.m. at East Penns Valley Area Branch Library, 225 E. Main St., Millheim. Call (814) 349-5328 or visit Elementary Fun — Activities for children in kindergarten through sixth grade will be held at 6 p.m. at Holt Memorial Library, 17 N. Front St., Philipsburg. Call (814) 342-1987. Visit There may be small parts or difficult instructions involved. Ham/Turkey Dinner — A ham and turkey dinner will be served from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at St. Alban’s Anglican Church, 146 Pine Grove Road, Pine Grove Mills. Cost is $8 for adults and $4 for children ages 5 to ten. Take-outs are available. Call (814) 6694090.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 24 Adult Book Discussion — Members of the group will read and discuss “Kings of Colorado” by David Hilton at 1 p.m. at Centre County Library and Historical Museum, 200 N. Allegheny St., Bellefonte. Ask the circulation desk for information. Call (814) 355-1516. Visit for the title. Lemont Village Green Concert — Valley Stomp featuring Al Cook, banjo; Kurt Kroeker, mandolin, voice and fiddle; Celia

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Millington-Wyckoff, voice and bass; and Chris Davis, guitar and voice, playing oldtime folk tunes will perform in concert from 7:30 to 9 p.m. on the Lemont Village Green between Dale Street and Mt. Nittany Road, off Pike Street, Lemont. Picnickers are welcome. Concerts are free and donations are accepted to support the Granary renovation projects. Visit the website at Healthy Hike — Team up with the park naturalist and other hiking enthusiast and explore trails from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Park Office, Bald Eagle State Park, 149 Main Park Road, Howard. Participants will be walking a mile at minimum on uneven surfaces. Prepare yourself by wearing sturdy footwear and bringing a full water bottle. Call (814) 625-9369. Nature Stories — Listen to some stories about animals and even touch some of their fur from 8 to 9 p.m. at the Russell P. Letterman Campground Amphitheatre, Bald Eagle State Park, 149 Main Park Road, Howard. Call (814) 625-9369.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 25 Cooking with Kids — Kids in the Kitchen: Easy Speedy Breakfast. Children will learn about fruits and vegetables and make a breakfast tortilla with Jack cheese and a tropical breakfast shake at 10 a.m. at Wegmans, 345 Colonnade Blvd., State College. The class is $5 and participants can sign-up at the Wegmans service desk. Seats are limited. Call (814) 278-9000. Archery Basics — An instructor will teach the basics of how to shoot archery from 3 to 4:30 p.m. at the Environmental Learning Center, Bald Eagle State Park, 149 Main Park Road, Howard. Equipment will be provided. Call (814) 625-9369. Owl Prowl — Accompany the park naturalist in search of a nighttime predator during a hike through the woods from 8 to 9 p.m. at the Russell P. Letterman Campground Amphitheatre, Bald Eagle State Park, 149 Main Park Road, Howard. Call (814) 625-9369.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 26 South Hills 2012 Music Picnic Series — Tommy Wareham & The Intrigues will perform from 5 to 7:30 p.m. at the South Hills School of Business & Technology, 480 Waupelani Drive, State College. Call (814) 2781990. Migrating Naturalist at the Beach — Talk to the park naturalist about different anaimal at the park from 2 to 3 p.m. at the Beach Area near playground, Bald Eagle State Park, 149 Main Park Road, Howard. Call (814) 625-9369.

MONDAY, AUGUST 27 Around the Kitchen Table — The Penn State Cooperative Extension will offer a class, “Around the Kitchen Table,” to teach basic cooking skills, financial education, home management and nutrition. Participants will receive free recipes, stretchy band for exercising, cookbook, reusable grocery bag and certificate upon completing program. Classes are from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Holt Memorial Library, 17 N. Front St., Philipsburg. Must be registered to attend classes. Call (814) 3421987 or visit www.centrecountylibrary. org.

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Writers Social — The Nittany Valley Writers Network Writers Social will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. at The Autoport, 1405 S. Atherton St., State College. Ask for the Writers Table. Call (814) 231-0913. Coffee Time — Bring a friend and savor that second cup of coffee and conversation from 9:30 to 11 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall, Howard United Methodist Church, West Main Street, Howard.

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 29 Drop in Gadget — A Drop in Gadget crash course is a one-on-one help for your e-readers, smartphones, tablets, digital cameras and other gadgets will be available at 1 p.m. at Centre County Library and Historical Museum, 200 N. Allegheny St., Bellefonte. Call (814) 355-1516 or visit

THURSDAY, AUGUST 30 Hooks and Needles — Bring your projects to share ideas and tips with others who knit at 1:30 p.m. at Centre County Library and Historical Museum, 200 N. Allegheny St., Bellefonte. Call (814) 355-1516 or visit Family Movie — A family movie, “Dolphin Tale,” about a boy and the dolphin he helps to save at the Clearwater Aquarium in Florida will be shown at 2 p.m. at Centre County Library and Historical Museum, 200 N. Allegheny St., Bellefonte. Call (814) 355-1516 or visit Hooks and Needles — Bring your projects to share ideas and tips with others who work on needlecrafts at 6 p.m. at East Penns Valley Area Branch Library, 225 E. Main St., Millheim. Call (814) 349-5328 or visit Elementary Fun — Activities for children in kindergarten through sixth grade will be held at 6 p.m. at Holt Memorial Library, 17 N. Front St., Philipsburg. Call (814) 342-1987. Visit There may be small parts or difficult instructions involved. S’mores and Stories — Participate in National Toasted Marshmallow Day with the park naturalist for campfire stories and tasty treats from 8 to 9 p.m. at the Russell P. Letterman Campground Amphitheatre, Bald Eagle State Park, 149 Main Park Road, Howard. Call (814) 625-9369.

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 4 Coffee Time — Bring a friend and savor that second cup of coffee and conversation from 9:30 to 11 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall, Howard United Methodist Church, West Main Street, Howard.

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 6 Nature Program for Small Children — An interactive program designed for children ages 3-5 will explore topics through crafts, stories, short walks and nature games. Dress for the weather. The event is from 10-11:30 a.m. at Bald Eagle State Park, at the Environmental Learning Center, 149 Main Park Road, Howard. Pre-registration required. Call (814) 625-2775.

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TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 11 Coffee Time — Bring a friend and savor that second cup of coffee and conversation from 9:30 to 11 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall, Howard United Methodist Church, West Main Street, Howard.

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SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 23 Golf Tournament Fundraiser — Bellefonte Sunrise Rotary Club Golf Tournament Fundraiser will tee-off at 8 a.m. at the Nittany Country Club, 110 Country Club Drive, off Hecla Road, Mingoville.

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25 Writers Social — The Nittany Valley Writers Network Writers Social will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. at The Autoport, 1405 S. Atherton St., State College. Ask for the Writers Table. Call (814) 231-0913. Coffee Time — Bring a friend and savor that second cup of coffee and conversation from 9:30 to 11 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall, Howard United Methodist Church, West Main Street, Howard.


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Alexander Building announces new hire From Gazette staff reports STATE COLLEGE — Alexander Building Construction Co. has hired Sean Torongeau as an MEP Project Manager. Torongeau will work out of Alexander’s State College office. In Torongeau’s role as MEP Project Manager, he will provide overall project management of Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing and Fire Protection Trades on multiple projects. SEAN TORONGEAU To r o n g e a u will immediately start work on the Geisinger Gray’s Woods Surgery Center and parking deck. Torongeau brings more than 17 years of professional experience to Alexander’s team. He is a Mechanical Contractors Association of America — Institute for Project Management graduate and OSHA 30 Hour certified professional. The majority of his experience has been in Centre County managing

projects such as the Centre Hills Country Club clubhouse, Penn State University Eastview Terrace Housing, Penn State University Biomechanics Laboratory, and several building renovation projects at Penn State University. Outside of Centre County he has managed projects for Williamsport Regional Medical Center, Geisinger Health System, and the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission. In addition to his MEP project management experience, Torongeau has also served on multiple construction safety committees for over 10 years. “The combination of Sean’s extensive MEP project management expertise and knowledge of the Central Pennsylvania market will be a huge asset to our team and to our current and future clients,” said Chris Magent, general manager of Alexander Building Construction — State College and Business Development and Strategic Initiatives Director of The Butz Family of Companies. Torongeau resides in Lamar with his wife and two children. In his spare time he enjoys spending time with his family, watching Steelers football and riding ATVs.

Partnership aims to revive manufacturing From Gazette staff reports UNIVERSITY PARK — Penn State will be part of a new publicprivate partnership aimed at revitalizing American manufacturing and encouraging companies to invest in the United States. The new partnership, the National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute (NAMII), is a consortium of research universities, community colleges and non-profit organizations from Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia, and manufacturing firms nationwide. The consortium, selected through a competitive process led by the Department of Defense, will receive an initial $30 million in federal funding, matched by $40 million from consortium members. “Pennsylvania and Ohio have long been world leaders in manufacturing,” said Henry C. Foley, Penn State Vice President for Research and Dean of the Graduate School. “Clean and efficient additive manufacturing represents the future of the industry. The university’s research strengths in manufacturing and materials science, and our track record of performance in partnerships with industry, government agencies, and other colleges and universities helped our team win. The institute will help ensure that the Pennsylvania-Ohio region remains an international headquarters for manufacturing technology and jobs in the twenty-first century and beyond.” In March, the Obama administration called on Congress to approve a plan to invest $1 billion to catalyze a national network of up to 15 manufacturing innovation institutes around the country that would serve as regional hubs of manufacturing excellence. The National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute, which also received the support of Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett, is a pilot institute to serve as a proof-of concept of that plan.

Additive manufacturing, often referred to as 3-D printing, is a new way of making products and components from a digital model. It has implications for a wide range of industries including defense, aerospace, automotive and metals manufacturing. Like an office printer that puts 2-D digital files on a piece of paper, a 3-D printer creates components by depositing thin layers of metal, plastic, ceramic or other materials one after another using a digital blueprint until the exact component required has been created. As a pilot institute, NAMII will bridge the gap between basic research and product development for additive manufacturing, provide shared assets to help companies, particularly small manufacturers, access cutting-edge capabilities and equipment and create an environment to educate and train workers in advanced additive manufacturing skills. The consortium recognizes that in advancing additive manufacturing technologies to commercialization, this project must also incubate a new model of industryled collaboration with universities — a model that can be replicated as part of the broader commitment to revitalizing U.S. manufacturing. In addition, the consortium is committed to linking innovation and technology commercialization to workforce development. Building the skills needed to grow additive manufacturing jobs and businesses in the U.S. will be embedded in all phases of the institute’s operations so that training for a wide range of the jobs of the future emerge in tandem with new product and process innovations. The Department of Defense envisions customizing parts on site for operational systems that would otherwise be expensive to make or ship. The Department of Energy anticipates that additive processes would be able to save more than 50 percent energy use compared to today’s “subtractive” manufacturing processes.

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

RECORDED JULY 23-27, 2012 BELLEFONTE Matthew McMullen to Libby Gage, 208 S. Water St., $137,250. Tristana R. Harvey to Mark Grunenwald and Bethany Grunenwald, 611 W. Lamb St., $157,000.

BENNER TOWNSHIP Ronald L. Gibboney and P. Jeannie Gibboney to Jeffery C. McDowell and Donna J. McDowell, $255,000. Jared C. Arteca and Lisa Arteca to Jarrod Anthony Howard and Jessica Anne Howard, 241 Millgate Road, $260,000. Jarrod A. Howard and Jessica A. Howard to Matthew M. Perry, 650 Valentine Hill Road, $172,320. Berks Construction Co. Inc., to Sean Janoscrat and Emily J. Aukes Janoscrat, 136 Arrowhead Way, $300,277. Amberleigh LP to Ryan H. Rhed, 182 Amberleigh Lane, $165,640.

COLLEGE TOWNSHIP Matthew A. Kowalski to Matthew A. Kowalski and Lindsay K. Kowalski, 921 Boalsburg Road, $1. Michael P. O’Neill and Nanette P. O’Neill to Michael P. O’Neill, 107 Abbott Lane, $1. John H. Dollar and Janice T. Dollar to John J. Scarborough and Wendy S. Scarborough, 139 Quincy Ave., $182,500. S&A Homes Inc. to Peter E. William and Nivin S. Khalil, 160 McCann Drive, $316,306. Susan Robinson Fruchtl and C. Anthony Fruchtl to Roger L. Minear and Loretta A Minear, 289 Whitehill St., $364,900. Norman F. Horn to Norman F. Horn and Joyce E. Horn, 205 Elm St., $1.

FERGUSON TOWNSHIP Andrea Wrotney Williams and Norman E. Williams to Amir Rahman and Priyanka Dwivedi, 3040 Wells Terrace, $275,900. Andre J. Ainsworth and Tara E. Ainsworth to Chii-Yun Tsai, 156 Gala Drive, $208,500. Leo Peters and Victoria L. Miller by agent to Travis B. Roscher and Michelle K. Bouder, 1312 Linn St., $194,500. Marion Elizabeth Hood and John Howell White Jr. to William L. Goffe, 117 S. Kirk St., $164,900. Circleville Road Partners LP, Circleville Road Partners B LP, Circleville Road Partners C LP, Circleville Road Partners D LP, Circleville Road Partners E LP and Ferguson Township to Circleville Road Partners LP, Circleville Road Partners B LP, Circleville Road Partners C LP, Circleville Road Partners D LP, Circleville Road Partners E LP and Ferguson Township, $0. James L. Larsen and Elizabeth B. Larsen to Surojit Sarkar and Vandana Kalia, 696 Tanager Drive, $317,000. Danny R. Harner, Pamela M. Harner, Thompson P. Harner and Nancy B. Harner to Danny

R. Harner, Pamela M. Harner, Thompson P. Harner and Nancy B. Harner, 2191 W. Whitehall Road, $1. S&A Homes, Inc, Robert E. Poole, Don E. Haubert by attorney, Thomas F. Songer by attorney and WPSH Associates to Guohong Cao and Lihong Huang, 2365 Longfellow Court, $518,250. James E. Harbison and Martha L. Harbison to David R. Venneri and Karen A. Venneri, 1171 Chestnust Ridge Drive, $315,000. DGKG Properties LLC, Circleville Road Partners LP, Circleville Road Partners B LP, Circleville Road Partners C LP, Circleville Road Partners D LP, Circleville Road Partners E LP, Circleville Road Partners LP, Blue Course Drive, $1. DGKG Properties LLC, Circleville Road Partners LP, Circleville Road Partners B LP, Circleville Road Partners C LP, Circleville Road Partners D LP, Circleville Road Partners E LP, Circleville Road Partners B LP, Blue Course Drive, $1. DGKG Properties LLC, Circleville Road Partners LP, Circleville Road Partners B LP, Circleville Road Partners C LP, Circleville Road Partners D LP, Circleville Road Partners E LP, Circleville Road Partners C LP, Blue Course Drive, $1. DGKG Properties LLC, Circleville Road Partners LP, Circleville Road Partners B LP, Circleville Road Partners C LP, Circleville Road Partners D LP, Circleville Road Partners E LP, Circleville Road Partners D LP, Blue Course Drive, $1. DGKG Properties LLC, Circleville Road Partners LP, Circleville Road Partners B LP, Circleville Road Partners C LP, Circleville Road Partners D LP, Circleville Road Partners E LP, Circleville Road Partners E LP, Blue Course Drive, $1. S&A Homes Inc. to Marc Friedenberg and Rebecca Friedenberg, 2021 Autumnwood Drive, $362,234. Disciplemakers Inc. to Disciplemakers Inc., 365 Science Park Road, $1.

GREGG TOWNSHIP Ronald J. Deardorff to Ronald J. Deardorff and Jackie L. Deardorff, 311 Harter Road, $1. Ronald J. Deardorff to Ronald J. Deardorff and Jackie L. Deardorff, 335 Harter Road, $1. Carl H. Long Jr. Estate, Leotta Y. Long executrix and Leotta Y. Long to Brian C. Long, Kline Road, $1.

HAINES TOWNSHIP David H. Edwards to John D. Klena and Justine L. Klena, 230 W. Aaron Square, $299,000.

HALFMOON TOWNSHIP S&A Homes Inc. to Joseph Kyle Betz and Megan Marie Betz, $459,524. Matthew B. Cover, Tiffany J. Poorman and Tiffany J. Cover to Cheryl L. Reese, 70 Randal Road, $172,000. Marvin D. Kauffman Estate and Caroline Kauffman Inman to Corey M. Burke and Robert M. Basalla, 250 Shultz Lane, $132,000. Harry E. Whitelhill, Mary M. Whitehill, William S. Shuey, William S. Shuey, Deborah J. Shuey and Oak Leaf Joint Venture to Mark A Hartle and Patricia C. Hartle, 266 Tow Hill Road, $111,000. Frank G. Lucas and Donna W. Lucas to Kenyon R. Zitzka and Jaimee L. Zitzka, 110 Ston-

erwo Lane, $206,000. Aaron E. Kopp and Erin E. Kopp to Dominic S. Passanita, 11 Charlotte St., $$239,900.

HARRIS TOWNSHIP Donald E. Peno to Leta F. Myers, 137 W. Main St., $300,000. Kathleen D. Tressler, Kathleen D. Lowe and Stacy J. Lowe to Kathleen D. Lowe and Stacy J. Lowe, 403 Belle Ave., $1. Anthony C. Vallalla to Barry C. Lambert and Christins M. Lambert, 709 Jacks Mill Drive, $124,000. Evelyn C. Wagner to Steven M. Bodner, 241 W. Main St., $1. Steven M. Bodner to Andrew W. Garban, 323 W. Main St., $1. James R. Casselberry and Deborah O. Casselberry to Adam C. Bierly and Jodi Bierly, 161 Swallow Tail Lane, $1. Lou Ann Lambert to Bones Associates LP, 130 Old Boalsburg Road, $92,000.

LIBERTY TOWNSHIP Community Hands Inc. to Christopher W. Nagle 111 Beach St., $1,500. Corey M. Watkins and Traci L. Watkins to Vincent C. Warr and Connie Warr, 1171 Bald Eagle St., $45,000. Jeanne L. Goleman and Jeannie L. Goleman to Jeannie L. Goleman, 150 N. Hunter Run Road, $1.

MILESBURG Dana J. Confer and Tanya L. Confer to Vita Moyer and Christopher M. Moyer, 131 Leisure Lane, $360,000.

MILLHEIM William Lee Saxon to Joseph R. Westley, 140 Penn St., $83,000.

PATTON TOWNSHIP Harry C. Zinn and Lynn F. Zinn to Brian R. McCleary and Chastity L.W. McCleary, 156 Brothers Court, $150,000. Pinnacle Development LLC, Pinnacle Development 2 LLC, Pinnacle Development2/Gregory 2 LLC and S&A Homes Inc., to Frank L. Misiti Jr., $331,820. Mary Ellen Smith by agent and Derrill D. Smith to Derrill D. Smith, 4564 Buffalo Run Road, $ 1. Michael Martin and Malissa A. Martin to Keith C. Cerroni and Lydia E. Cerroni, 442 Sylvan Drive, $210,000. Jonathan M. Wallace and Ashley B. F. Wallace to Matthew G. Hutchinson and Megan M. Hutchinson, 669 Stonebridge Road, $287,000. Raymond L. Liu to Keith Y. Liu and Alice K. Liu, 207 Amblewood Way, $1. Anna Mae Ritter and Anna Mae Pletcher, 156 Kenley Court, $1. Pinnacle Development LLC and S&A Homes Inc. to Reena Roy, 171 Honors Lane, $310,000. Rajeev Sooreea and Supriya Sharma to Elizabeth M. Kelly and Christopher B. Kelly, 665 Benjamin Court, $ 229,900.

PHILIPSBURG BOROUGH James C. Fahr and Beverly A. Fahr to Mary Ellen Myers, 113 Windsor St., $1.

POTTER TOWNSHIP Nellie G. Boyle Estate and Elizabeth M. Taylor executrix to Earl Yearick, SR-0322, $124,700. Catherine M. Ferrence to Suzanne M. Niedermyer and Michael Niedermyer, 103 Lower George’s Valley Road, $138,000.

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aly to Michael P. McDevitt Jr. and Renee J. McDevitt, 1130 W. Springfield Drive, $380,000.

RUSH TOWNSHIP Kristie R. Bowman by sheriff and Kristie R. Gallagher by sheriff to Federal National Mortgage Assoc., 130 Little Spike Road, $3,673.98. Vinetta Macias to Vinetta Macias and William James Hollabaugh, 142 Phoenix Road, $1.

SNOW SHOE BOROUGH Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. to Preston J. Bittinger , 105 N. 6th St., $57,577. David W. Chambers Jr. and Amanda B. Chambers to David W. Chambers Jr. and Amanda B. Chambers, 113 E. Park Ave., $1.

SPRING TOWNSHIP Lawrence Lyons and Lawrence E. Lyons to Lawrence E. Lyons and Tina L. Lyons, 947 Jacksonville Road, $1. Jonas J. Varaly and Gail D. Var-

STATE COLLEGE BOROUGH Carol G. McAdams to Anthony F. Barbieri, 719 W. Hamilton Ave., $315,000. Tony Barbieri to Mohammad Heidarinejad, 200 Highland Ave., $148,000. David Pecht and Randall Haubert to Michael A. Patrick and Pamela J. Patrick, 1210 Sandpiper Drive, $ 346,843.88. John. H. Storch Estate and Jay H. Storch executor to Melinda T. Storch, 222 E. College Ave., $1. Edna K. Dietz Trust and Jay H. Storch trustee to Melinda T. Storch, 222 E. College Ave., $1. Edna K. Dietz Trust and Jay H. Storch trustee to Rebecca A. Grill, 222 E. College Ave., $1. Edna K. Dietz Trust and Jay H. Storch trustee to Joan C. Storch, 222 E. College Ave., $1.

Edna K. Dietz Trust and Jay H. Storch trustee to Robert D. Storch, 222 E. College Ave., $1. Ruth M. Mendum, Ann T. Mendum and Alexa Schriempf to Ruth M. Mendum, Ann T. Mendum and Alexa Schriempf, 610 S. Gill St., $1. Robin L. Anderson to Seoki Lee and Min-Jeong Kim, 841 Hedgerow Drive, $246,000. John A. Cox and Martha B. Cox to Douglas J. Hofmann and Cecilia McCartn Hofmann, 35 S. Allen St., $350,000. Giovanni S. Migliaccio to Charles W. Maxin and Cathelia C. Maxin, 1268 Garner St., $253,000. Robert F. Custard Estate, Charles R. Horton co-executor and James T. Horton co executor to Sarah Clark Miller, 460 Glen Road, $300,000. John. H. Storch Estate and Jay H. Storch executor to Jay H. Storch, 222 E. College Ave., $1. Edna K. Dietz Trust and Jay H.

PAGE 29 Storch trustee to Jay H. Storch, 222 E. College Ave., $1. Edna K. Dietz Trust and Jay H. Storch trustee to Diana H. Storch, 222 E. College Ave., $1. James E. Rubin and Lynette R. Rubin to David F. McKee and Jacqueline B. McKee, 134 W. Mitchell Ave., $217,900. Guilaine E. Hedquist and Jam B. Hedquist to Russell E. Cooper and Huacong Liu, 522 Warring Ave. $688,750. Susan S. Woodhouse and Robert J. Barber to Michele J. Kennerly and Shaun A. Mahony, 512 E. Waring Ave., $260,000. Bradley Flubacher to Jonathan E. Abel and Jessamyn R. Abel, 223 S. Patterson St., $335,000. Travis D. George and Carolyn S. George to Madhukanta D. Javia and Dinkar V. Javia, 1733 Blue Course Drive, $ 140,000.

UNION TOWNSHIP Glenn H. Snook, Jeffery E. Snook and Matthew B. Snook to

Jeffery E. Snook and Matthew B. Snook, 346 Bi Road, $1.

WALKER TOWNSHIP William R. Gates Estate, Roger A. Gates co-executor and Kathy A. Snook co-executor to Judy L. Gates, Kathy A. Snook and Roger A. Gates, $1. Kathy A. Snook, Barry L. Snook, Judy L. Gates, Roger A. Gates and Cathy C. Gates to Deborah J. Walizer, 168 Pike Road, $135,000. Matthew L. Roan to Matthew L. Roan and Rebecca K. Roan, 210 Jefferson Circle, $1. Kenneth D. Kozel Jr., Joanna K. Morford and Joanna K. Kozel to Nathan J. Watson and Nicole D. Watson, 160 Lorinda Lane, $289,900.

WORTH TOWNSHIP Joyce G. Housel Estate and Regina H. Knepp executrix to Tenille D. Housel, 120 Capstone Lane, $1.

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Now hiring a Full Time store manager for State College’s premiere fashion footwear emporium. Since 1975 Bare Foot has been a leader in providing Penn State students and the community with the finest in men’s and women’s fashion footwear. Applicant should have retail management experience with a big outgoing personality. Salary is commensurate with experience, monthly bonus on performance, health insurance, vacation pay, free parking space, great merchandise discounts. Bare Foot Shoes 130 E College Avenue State College 16801

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Chevy 282 V8 Engine Engine is a 283 V8, Great for restoration. Still Runs. Starter, moter, ram horn headers, rochester 2gC carburetor, distributor, plug, wire, coil, old Chevy Scrip valve covers, AD Delco Generator FAn, belt, pulleys. Transmission 2 speed power glid. $900. 814-237-9152 TIRES: (4) Cooper Discover AST 225/70 R16. $140 (814) 933-0416

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BOOTS: 2 pairs brand new leather boots. One pair pink, one pair light blue size 10. $15 per pair. 814-237-1005

FIREWOOD full cord split delivered within 15 mile radius of State College. Mixed hardwoods, $140. Oakwood bark, $160. Barkless oak, $180. Any cuts under 18 inches is an extra $10 per cord. (814) 355-7911

MOBILITY CART: Invacare Mobility Cart. Max weight 300 lbs. Good condition. Great for grange fair. $300 (814) 353-8123

2001 Longaberger Pantry Basket with leather side handles and plastic protector, it measures 14 x 9.5 x4.5 high and is in ex. condition, never used. $45.00 cash. (814) 355-7266

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CUSHIONED office chair, clean and nice looking with tiltable back and 5 wheels, very comfortable. $10. 706-373-4094

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