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October means foliage and a bevy of fall festivals in Centre County, from the Pumpkin Festival at Penn State’s Arboretum to the Punkin’ Chunkin’ Festival at Bald Eagle State Park. We offer a rundown of some of the highlights on this season’s schedule./Page 19
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Volume 8, Issue 41
Ex-Harris Township Lemont-Houserville school supervisor gets 18 merger ‘a step forward’ years for child porn By G. KERRY WEBSTER firstname.lastname@example.org
WILLIAMSPORT — A former Harris Township supervisor, who was also the former CEO of Boal Mansion, will spend the next 18 years in a federal correctional facility. Christopher G. Lee, 67, of Boalsburg was sentenced Oct. 7 after being convicted by a jury in March of production, receipt and possession of child pornography. The trial was held in Williamsport before U.S. District Court Judge Matthew W. Brann. According to information from the United State Department of Justice web site, the exdirector of Boal Mansion used his affiliation with the museum to give him access to teenage boys, who volunteered or worked at the museum. Some of these boys later became victims of his production of child pornography. U.S. Attorney Peter Smith said the jury returned the guilty verdicts after about two hours of deliberation. A jury of six men and six women also convicted Lee of possessing images of child pornography, including images of prepubescent children under the
CHRISTOPHER LEE age of 12. Lee also was convicted of obstruction of justice after asking a family member to remotely wipe recorded phone calls on Lee’s cell phone, which was in FBI custody. The investigation was conducted by the FBI and State College Police Department and was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorneys Meredith A. Taylor and Francis P. Sempa. Charges of coercion and transportation of minors for purposes of sexual activity are still pending against Lee. The court gave Taylor 30 days to decide if she wants to go to trial on the remaining charges.
THE LEMONT Elementary School was built in 1938 and houses pupils in grades K through 2. By G. KERRY WEBSTER email@example.com
STATE COLLEGE — The writing has been on the wall for 17 years now, but it finally looks like the Lemont Elementary School will close its doors. On Sept. 24, the State College Area School District Board of Directors decided to trim the number of elementary school project options from eight to four, effectively saving the Corl Street Elementary from closure. On Oct. 10, the district administration said it would recommend narrowing the options to just one after consultants recommended renovations and additions as costing less than new building. Regardless which option the board chooses, Lemont Elementary will close and combine with Houserville Elementary School.
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“It’s been my understanding that proposals to close Lemont Elementary and combine with Houserville got started in about 1999,” said Ashley Eveleth, Houserville/Lemont Elementary PTO president. “But this generation is really excited to finally becoming one school. It’s been talked about so long now. This is definitely a positive step forward for our district and our children.” Lemont Elementary School was built in 1938 and houses pupils in grades K through 2. The school is located between Mount Nittany and Beaver Stadium. When the reconfiguration occurs, Lemont Elementary will merge into its sister school, Houserville Elementary, which is located approximately a mile Lemont-Houserville, Page 6
Renovations, additions recommended for SCASD elementary schools By GEOFF RUSHTON statecollege.com
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A JURY of nine women and three men was empaneled this week in the whistle blower case filed by former Penn State assistant coach Mike McQueary, above, against the university. The trial is scheduled to start Monday in Bellefonte if the case is not settled first. Page 5 Police Blotter .................... 2 Opinion ............................ 9
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STATE COLLEGE — The State College Area School District’s options for elementary school projects are coming further into focus, and a final decision could be made this month. Architect Jeff Straub from Crabtree, Rohrbaugh and Associates explained to the school board on Monday the firm’s analysis of options for new construction or additions and renovations for Houserville, Radio Park and Corl Street elementary schools. Straub said that after consulting with mechanical engineers and food consultants, CRA found that new construction for sections of Houserville and Radio Park would cost about $4 million more than additions and renovations to those same sections. For a 31,000-square-feet section at Radio Park, new construction would cost $2,469,300 more than renovating the space in the existing building shell. At
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RADIO PARK Elementary School. Houserville, new construction would cost $1,594,950 more. Renovations and additions for both buildings are estimated at about $19 million each. Renovations, Page 6
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PARANORMAL PROBE: Spring Hill Paranormal Investigators will be paying a visit to the 202-year-old Miles-Humes House in Bellefonte this weekend. Participants will be introduced to paranormal examination techniques. Page 13
TOUGH TESTS: Centre County’s high school football teams all face difficult challenges this weekend as the season heads into week eight. State College at Central Dauphin East and Central at Bellefonte are among Friday night’s key matchups. Page 23
APPLYING TO COLLEGE: It’s college application season, and with deadlines fast approaching, students and their families have some important decisions to make. Heather Ricker-Gilbert takes a look at the various options for college applicants. Page 12
HALFWAY POINT: Penn State’s football team is at the halfway point in the season and enjoying a bye week after a big homecoming win over Maryland. Just how much progress the team has made will be measured in the season’s second half. Page 28
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ROCKVIEW STATE POLICE Police were called to a Kune Street, Liberty Township, residence at 8:53 p.m. on Sept. 23 for a report of criminal mischief. Police said someone damaged the door at the residence and the investigation is ongoing. qqq A 64-year-old woman reported to police someone stole her vehicle from her Chestnut Street, Benner Township, property at 6:30 p.m. on Sept. 26. The vehicle was returned to the residence at 11 a.m. the next day. Police are continuing to investigate. qqq Prescription medication was stolen from a Hazel Street, Milesburg, residence at 9:37 a.m. on Sept. 30. Police are continuing to investigate. qqq Authorities were called to Eagle Valley Road in Boggs Township at 11:39 a.m. on Sept. 30 to investigate a two-vehicle crash. Police said Stacy Weaver was operating her Toyota TRD northbound and slowed to turn onto Robinson Road, when her vehicle was struck from behind by a 2008 Chevrolet Cobalt operated by Tyler Little, of Howard. Weaver suffered a suspected minor injury in the crash. Little was cited for following too closely and driving his vehicle too fast for conditions. qqq Minor injuries were reported in a singlevehicle crash that occurred at 9:33 p.m. on Oct. 1 along Interstate 80 in Boggs Township. Police said Jarrell Wilson, of Philadelphia, was traveling eastbound when he lost control of his 2018 Ford Fusion and struck an embankment. Wilson was cited for not driving his ve-
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hicle at a safe speed, police said. qqq Police reported a Spring Mills man was found to be under the influence of alcohol following a single-vehicle crash at the intersection of state routes 64 and 445 in Walker Township on Oct. 3. qqq Authorities reported several extension cords, used to power Halloween lights, were stolen from a residence in the area of Route 64 and Route 445 in Walker Township on Oct. 6 or 7. Police said last November there were several thefts of extension cords from the porches of multiple residences in the same area. Anyone with information is asked to contact police at (814) 355-7545. qqq Police reported Amy Johnson, of State College, was cited with harassment after she allegedly continued to contact a Howard man through text messaging after being told to stop doing so. The incident occurred on Oct. 8. qqq Police reported a 69-year-old man was taken into custody for open lewdness following a disturbance on a Greyhound bus along Interstate 80 in Boggs Township on Oct. 9. Police are continuing to investigate.
PHILIPSBURG STATE POLICE Police reported an 81-year-old Philipsburg woman was scammed out of more than $24,000 after being asked to send bail money for a grandson in Ohio. Police said anyone experiencing similar incidents should contact authorities prior to sending any money, qqq A 58-year-old Philipsburg man reported to police someone compromised his identity, and those responsible attempted to open several credit cards in his name. Police are continuing to investigate. qqq Carissa Hughes, 25, of Osceola Mills, was cited with harassment after she allegedly bit a 25-year-old Osceola Mills man during a fight along state Route 322 in Rush Township at 3 p.m. on Oct. 6. — Compiled by G. Kerry Webster
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BELLEFONTE — A 60-year-old Rockville, Md., man entered open guilty pleas to 1,202 charges involving sexual abuse of a minor. Richard Garmat’s case was scheduled to proceed to jury selection; however, on Oct. 3, he entered the pleas before the Honorable Pamela A. Ruest in the Centre County Court of Common Pleas. Garmat was arrested on June 9, 2016 by State College Police Department Detective Kris Albright for incidents that oc-
curred in Boalsburg. The charges were filed after a juvenile girl said Garmat sexually assaulted her over a five-year period. He was charged with felony counts of aggravated indecent assault of a child, involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, unlawful Garmat, Page 4
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Penn State conference links investors, entrepreneurs By HARRY ZIMBLER firstname.lastname@example.org
UNIVERSITY PARK — The Invent Penn State initiative to spur economic development statewide, as well as job creation and student success as entrepreneurs, has led to the launching of the Invent Penn State Venture and IP Conference. The two-day event took place Oct. 6 and 7 at the Penn Stater Hotel and Conference Center. It included a variety of presentations and networking opportunities. According to an event press release, the conference introduced more than 70 carefully screened, capital-seeking companies from 16 states. Company representatives were able to meet face-to-face with prominent investors, venture capital firms, technology scouts, business leaders and media. The keynote address was delivered by Ray Lane. Lane is managing partner at GreatPoint Ventures, a fund focused on using resources more efficiently (agriculture, water, energy, etc.), living longer and healthier lives (food, biotechnology, and health care), and increasing productivity (robotics, software). Lane is also partner emeritus and strategic adviser for
Man pleads guilty to ethnic intimidation charges By G. KERRY WEBSTER email@example.com
BELLEFONTE — A 20-year-old who was a Penn State student avoided a trial by jury and entered open guilty pleas to ethnic intimidation, terroristic threats and related charges stemming from an incident that occurred on the Penn State University campus in December of 2005. According to police, Nicholas Tavella, 20, of Greensburg, followed the victim, a stranger, throughout the campus yelling obscenities and asking the victim if he was going to rape a girl. Tavella continued to taunt and follow the victim, asking him why he was trying to get away. Authorities said the victim and Tavella came NICHOLAS to an intersection where the victim TAVELLA claimed Tavella grabbed him by the throat and said, “don’t make me put a
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Steps to Safety 5K run/walk is Oct. 15
STATE COLLEGE â€” The Annual Steps to Safety 5K Run/ Walk is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 15, at 9:30 a.m. at the Penn State Blue/White Golf courses. This event was started by members of the State College community after a woman was sexually assaulted while running on the golf courses. Proceeds from this event will benefit the Centre County Womenâ€™s Resource Center. â€œIt takes a community to make a difference and this event provides funding that will go toward providing free care to men, women and children who are survivors of dating and domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking,â€? said Anne Ard, executive director of the Centre County Womenâ€™s Resource Center. Step off for the event will be at 9:30 a.m. with same-day registration available beginning at 8:30 a.m. Refreshments and an awards ceremony will follow the event. To learn more about how to register or details of the event, contact www.ccwrc.org. â€” G. Kerry Webster
Break the Silence event slated for Chester Hill
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CROWDS LINED the streets of downtown State College Friday night, Oct. 7, for the annual Penn State homecoming parade. Among the many groups represented in the parade were the State College High School Marching Band and the Penn State Alumni Association.
PHILIPSBURG â€” The third annual Break the Silence about Domestic Violence event will be held on Saturday, Oct. 15, from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Chester Hill Borough Building, 920 Walton St. The event was started by several family members in the Philipsburg community who lost a loved one as a result of domestic violence. Proceeds from the event will be shared between two local domestic violence agencies, the Centre County Womenâ€™s Resource Center and Crossroads. â€œIt takes a community to make a difference and, unfortunately, our community is no stranger to these tragic events, but we can make a difference by standing up and raising awareness about the crime of domestic violence,â€? said Anne Ard, executive director of the Centre County Womenâ€™s Resource Center. The event will begin at 3 p.m. with comments from domestic violence service providers, state Reps. Scott Conklin and Tommy Sankey and will conclude with a Remembrance Walk from 5 to 6 p.m. to honor the victims from the Philipsburg area who lost their lives as a result of domestic violence. â€” G. Kerry Webster Garmat, from page 2 contact with a minor, aggravated indecent assault, indecent assault, corruption of minors, indecent exposure and indecent assault. On Feb. 25, the victim told authorities Garmat forced sexual activity on her from approximately fifth grade until she was 15 years old. Sentencing is tentatively scheduled for Dec. 9, pending his evaluation by the State Sexual Offenders Assessment Board. He will be required to register under Meganâ€™s Law for the rest of his life. â€œWhile we were fully prepared to pick the jury, we are pleased for the brave survivor that she will not have to relive this part of her life from the witness stand,â€? said Centre County District Attorney Stacy Parks Miller.
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Jury in place for McQueary whistleblower case By Associated Press BELLEFONTE — A panel of nine women and three men is in place for the trial next week of a former assistant coach’s claim that he was improperly terminated from Penn State’s football program. Jury selection wrapped up Tuesday, Oct. 11, in Mike McQueary’s defamation, whistleblower and misrepresentation lawsuit against the university, Pennlive.com reported. Opening statements are scheduled for Monday, Oct. 17, in the county courthouse. The panel includes two current Penn State employees, a secretary and a physical plant worker. Whether the jury actually sits remained in question, Pennlive and other media reported, as they case may still be settled out of court as other civil claims linked to the Jerry Sandusky case have been. McQueary, who played quarterback for the Nittany Lions in the 1990s, says he was working as a graduate as-
sistant coach when in early 2001 he was in a team locker room and noticed then-assistant coach Sandusky sexually abusing a boy. He reported it the next morning to thenhead coach Joe Paterno, who in turn alerted administrators. Paterno’s handling of that complaint was cited by trustees as among the reasons he was fired in November 2011, days after Sandusky was charged with child molestation. Paterno died in early 2012. After speaking with Paterno, McQueary talked to two Penn State administrators, athletic director Tim Curley and vice president Gary Schultz. But it was more than a decade later that charges were filed against Sandusky. Curley and Schultz were charged, along with the thenpresident, Graham Spanier, for their actions in response to the Sandusky scandal. McQueary’s lawsuit argues he was defamed by a statement issued by Spanier in support of Curley and Schultz the day they were charged. He says he was retaliated against by the university for reporting Sandusky and help-
Congressional candidates Thompson, Strano Taylor to debate at WPSU By GEOFF RUSHTON statecollege.com
UNIVESITY PARK — The candidates for Pennsylvania’s 5th Congressional District will debate Saturday, Oct. 15, at the WPSU studios in Innovation Park. Republican incumbent Rep. Glenn Thompson, of Howard, who is seeking a fifth term in the U.S. House of Representatives, and Democratic challenger Kerith Strano Taylor, a Jefferson County attorney making her second bid for the seat, will take part in the hourlong debate beginning at 7 p.m. WPSU senior producer Patty Sata-
lia will moderate. The debate is free and open to the public, but registration is required. To register for tickets and submit questions for the candidates visit the WPSU website, WPSU.com. The debate will air live on WPSU-TV and WPSU-FM, and it will be streamed live on wpsu.org/live and the WPSU Facebook page. Thompson carried 64 percent of the vote when he faced Strano Taylor in the 2014 election. Both ran unopposed in May’s primary election The 5th Congressional District is Pennsylvania’s largest and represents Cameron, Centre, Clearfield, Clinton,
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ing the prosecution. And he says he was the victim of misrepresentation, citing assurances by Curley and Schultz they would investigate what he told them and respond appropriately. McQueary was put on leave when Sandusky, Curley and Schultz were arrested, and the university didn’t renew his contract the following summer. He had been making $140,000 a year. In an August order denying Penn State’s request to delay the trial, Judge Thomas Gavin said McQueary has not been able to find a coaching job at any level, is unemployed and has exhausted financial resources. McQueary’s lawsuit seeks prospective lost wages and damages. Sandusky was convicted in 2012 of dozens of counts of sexual abuse of children, although he maintains his innocence and is pursuing appeals. Curley, Schultz and Spanier await trial in Harrisburg, after a state appeals court earlier this year threw out several of the more serious counts against them.
MVEDP approves loan to area manufacturer PHILIPSBURG — The Moshannon Valley Economic Development Partnership recently approved a loan to Cutting Edge Machining Solutions, located in the Drifting area. The loan is from the Partnership’s Revolving Loan Fund Program, which was first set up in 1988 to assist area businesses with their projects. “Our loan to Cutting Edge is actually the sixth loan that we have approved to this area manufacturer,” said Tom Scott, chairman of the Partnership’s Revolving Loan Fund Committee. “We are always pleased to have the opportunity to assist area companies with their projects. In this case, we provided the loan for the purchase of a new machine that will enhance their productivity and lead to new job creation. Dan and Kim Smitchko have done a great job with their company and it is terrific to see them continuing to add machinery to grow the company.” “The Partnership worked with CNB Bank and the North Central PA Regional Planning and Development Commission on this loan to Cutting Edge,” said Stan LaFuria, executive director of the partnership. “We always try to partner with area banks and the other economic development service providers to help private sector companies that need capital to grow.” — G. Kerry Webster
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Council supports LGBTQ Downtown Philipsburg nondiscrimination bill buildings may get facelift By GEOFF RUSHTON statecollege.com
STATE COLLEGE — State College Borough Council on Monday approved a resolution urging the state Legislature to support a bill that makes it illegal to discriminate against people based on sexual orientation or gender identity. “I think protecting our citizens is the prime responsibility of government and that protection extends to the rights of all people,” council member Evan Myers said. “Those protections must be extended to the LGBTQ community. It’s our duty to urge the senate to pass this bill. It’s especially important Pennsylvania take this stand in light of the current North Carolina law.” The resolution supports Senate Bill 974, which would amend the Pennsylvania Human Relations Act. Nathaniel Pentz, a Penn State student and University Park Undergraduate Association representative, said he has met with Senate Majority Leader Jake Corman about the bill, which moved from committee in June. Pentz said the bill addresses three issues — employment, housing and Renovations, from page 1 At Corl Street, new construction isn’t possible because the restrictions of the site footprint would require moving students to another school during the work. New construction at Radio Park also would require moving the adjacent transportation services. “After full review, renovations and utilization of existing buildings appears to be substantially more cost effective than building from new,” CRA said in a letter to the district. With four project options remaining, SCASD is recommending eliminating three, based on the analysis. Those options included a mix of new construction and additions/renovations. The remaining option calls for additions/renovations at each of the three schools. Straub added that 74 percent of current school projects in the state are additions and renovations as opposed to new construction. At its Sept. 26 meeting, the board eliminated four project options from an initial list of eight based on a demographic analysis and a desired capacity of 400 to 529 students per school. Each of the remaining options included keeping Corl Street open. In all project options Houserville and Lemont schools will be merged and the Lemont building will be repurposed. The board is scheduled to make a final decision at its Nov. 14 meeting, but it could be made as soon as Oct. 24. A public planning forum will be held at 7 p.m. on
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The board approved multiple change orders for the State High project. They included three orders totaling $141,338 related to rock excavation and removal and $19,199 to add a natural gas line extension. Two orders will return money to the project, with a credit of $1,380 for re-using a gate at the south track and a credit of $3,144 for adding drywall where asbestos was removed from the South Auditorium. The drywall had been included in the scope of work for the general contractor and asbestos contractor and is being removed from the latter.
BELLEFONTE — Some buildings in the downtown business district of Philipsburg may get a facelift if the Philipsburg Revitalization Corporation can secure available state Department of Community and Economic Development funding for facade improvement. Philipsburg’s Main Street Manager Dana Shoemaker visited the Centre County Commissioners on Oct. 11 and asked the board to sign a letter of support for the grant. “In Philipsburg right now, if something opens or someone builds it, they will come,” Shoemaker said. “We’re loading the tools in our toolbox to bring more to our little community, and this is going to be a great start. We just need to secure the funding.” According to Shoemaker, improvement grants for downtown projects were all but non-existent last year due to the budget crisis, but this year, she said the state has opened up $6 million in funding for these kinds of downtown business improvement projects. Shoemaker said the PRC is seeking a $50,000 slice of that pie. “The funding will be used for improvements on the outside of buildings in the Keystone Designated areas,” she said. “This may include the re-pointing of bricks, mortar work and even window replacement.” She said several business and building owners have expressed interest in the funding. Those who qualify for each $5,000 grant must provide at least a $5,000 match of private investment. Shoemaker said two of the suspected projects would include matches of more than $15,000 in private investor money. “People are starting to realize it is much less expensive to do business in Philipsburg,” said Shoemaker. “If our properties are looking good, we’re going to attract Guilty, from page 3 bullet in your chest.” Tavella admitted afterward that he had racially profiled the victim because of his skin color, which he thought appeared to be Middle Eastern or Asian descent. Officer McDanel of the Pennsylvania State University Police Department responded to the incident and filed multiple charges against Tavella. At the preliminary hearing on Dec. 9, all charges were held to court except the ethnic intimidation charge. His lawyer said Tavella’s actions were motivated by his “love of country” and mentioned recent rhetoric of presidential candidate Donald Trump. District Attorney Stacy Parks Mills decided to seek Lemont-Houserville, from page 1
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away near Fogleman Fields. This facility was built in 1958, and the property surrounding the school offers space for student gardens, an environmental center and a large playground. Students in grades 3 through 5 attend Houserville Elementary. During the Sept. 24 meeting, the school board authorized a Section 780 hearing as the first step to closing and repurposing Lemont Elementary School. The remaining four steps include placing a notice of public hearing in a newspaper 15 days in advance; holding the public hearing; having a three-month period between the hearing and any vote to close the school; and holding a vote to close the school. SCASD communications director Chris Rosenblum said the hearing date has not yet been set. “To be honest, I’ve only heard from one person who was disappointed the school will close,” said Eveleth. “And, they were just upset because of the nostalgia. Everyone knows it’s the best thing for everyone. It’s just hard letting that sentiment go sometimes. I understand, I just don’t feel that way. Many people don’t. They want to see the change.” Eveleth said combining the schools would save the district resources, such as supplies, books and cafeteria offerings. It would also save on some traveling for parents who had children split up and attending both schools.
even more people. And, these improvement grants won’t just help the looks of the buildings. They’ll also make structural improvements that are much needed on several of our older buildings.” According to Shoemaker, the PRC and Main Street Program initiated a round of state DCED grants for facade improvements in 2008. She said they were all successful. “I think we did six or seven projects back then, including state Rep. Scott Conklin’s office on Presqueisle Street and Grattan’s Pharmacy and the Finberg Building on Front Street,” she said. “Those projects made a huge difference in the look of downtown Philipsburg.” The commissioners voted unanimously to approve sending a letter of support for the facade grant improvement funding. In other business, the commissioners: n Heard from Commissioner Steve Dershem concerning registered voter numbers. He said as of the morning of Tuesday, Oct. 11 (the last official day to register for the General Election), there were 119,646 registered voters in Centre County. Director of Elections Joyce McKinley visited the meeting and said she expects several more applications to be filed on Oct. 11 and said there will be a record number of registered voters in the county in 2016. n Approved a Business Incubator Consulting Agreement between the county and Rural Business Innovation Corporation to provide consulting services and temporary operational support and implementation of a Business Incubator Program for Centre County in the Bellefonte area for the purpose of economic development efforts. Time will be billed at a rate of $45 per hour including travel time and a travel expense of 70-cents per mile for on-site visits. A cap of $8,000 will be in place. n Approved an Early Intervention Evidence Based Implementation Grant Philipsburg, Page 7 a refiling of the ethnic intimidation charge, stating the dismissal was in error. Following the re-filing of the charge, the DA’s office filed a motion seeking a different magisterial judge to preside over the new preliminary hearing. At that hearing, the charge was held over to court. On Monday, Oct. 3, Tavella declined to pick a jury and entered the guilty pleas instead. He will be sentenced on Nov. 18. “This was a hateful attack based solely on perceived ethnicity and race and that will not be tolerated in this county,” Parks Miller said. Statecollege.com reported that Tavella is no longer listed in the Penn State student directory. “I know it’s only a mile away, but having one ‘Back to School Night’ makes much more sense than having two,” said Eveleth. “And there’s lots of examples like that. We have different book fairs and other events that should have been combined long ago. I’m sure many parents would enjoy picking up, and dropping off, their children at the same school. It just makes sense.” Eveleth said what she will miss most about Lemont Elementary is the big antique bell students were permitted to ring as a reward for good behavior or doing well on school work. “I’m really going to miss seeing the smiles on their faces when they ring that bell,” Eveleth said. “It’s tied to a long rope, and they just light up when they realize their pull is what got the bell ringing. It’s just a special moment.” She said she will miss the nostalgia of the building too. “It’s such a charming building, and I hope they really use it for something good and positive for the community,” Eveleth said. “A lot of memories were made in that school, but a lot of memories will be made when the two schools combine as well.” There is one thing Eveleth, and every other faculty, staff member and student, won’t miss: the blistering room temperatures. “Oh, it is awful,” she said. “The building doesn’t accommodate air conditioning so in the spring and fall, we’ve measured room temperatures in the 90s.”
OCTOBER 13-19, 2016
THE CENTRE COUNTY GAZETTE
Domestic violence often linked to animal abuse By G. KERRY WEBSTER
ing to police, Kudlach shot his wife, Nuria, three times in their College Township home in August 2015. Vladimir Podnebennyy, 64, was convicted of first- and third-degree murder on Sept. 27. Police said Podnebennyy lured his estranged wife, Natalya Podnebennyy, to his College Township home after he said he had car trouble. There, he stabbed her in the chest twice. Both men are serving life prison sentences. “The time when someone leaves someone can be the most dangerous time, and these two cases were unfortunate examples of that,” Parks Miller said. “These men just couldn’t take no for an answer.” Parks Miller said acts of domestic violence such as this are directly linked to animal abuse. “It’s real and unmistakable,” she said. “One of the earliest and most powerful predictors is through the abuse of animals. People do it to demonstrate power and control over the victims. They want to prevent them from leaving, so they use an innocent animal to gain that control. “If you see animal abuse happening, anything at all, you must report it,” she continued. “It’s hard to tell what is going on behind closed doors.” Parks Miller introduced two special canines that participated in the rally: “Princess,” more commonly known as “The Courthouse Dog” and handled by Centre County Victim Advocate Faith Schindler; and “Rudy,” a Penn State police canine handled by Police K-9 Officer Dustin Miller. Jen Spence, a team member from Centre County Pet Recovery, talked briefly about the effects of another type of abuse, this in the mold of chaining dogs to outside dog boxes without the proper care. She said her organization created a slogan to help combat this domestic problem. “Your grandfather did it. Your father did it,” she said. “Isn’t it time to break the chains.” Following the presentations, Dawn
BELLEFONTE — In the last decade, 1,496 deaths in Pennsylvania were attributed to domestic violence. In 2015 alone, 68 women and 45 men died as a result of the crises. On Thursday, Oct. 6, Centre County recognized Domestic Violence Awareness Month with a rally on the steps of the Centre County Courthouse. Unlike domestic violence rallies of the past, last week’s event didn’t directly focus on the victims of the acts, but instead, the influence animal abuse has in domestic situations, as well as ways of preventing it. “Unfortunately, animal abuse is one way to exert power and control in domestic situations, and it happens all too often,” said Ann Ard, executive director of the Centre County Women’s Resource Center, as she welcomed the dozens in attendance. “We believe all members of the family deserve a safe home, and that includes the pets.” Ard thanked Centre County Commissioners Michael Pipe, Mark Higgins and Steve Dershem for their support prior to the reading of the official “Centre County Domestic Violence Awareness” proclamation. Centre County Judge Pamela Ruest discussed the legal advancements made in attempts to protect pets in domestic violence situations. “We’ve made a lot of progress, but it’s clearly not enough,” said Ruest. “We must continue our struggle and fight domestic violence with everything we can. But we still need more mechanisms in place to protect the innocent and those that can’t protect themselves.” In the past two months, Centre County juries have convicted two men, in separate trials, of murder in the course of a domestic violence situation. Stacy Parks Miller, Centre County’s district attorney, opened her speech by talking of the two cases. Alois Kudlach, 50, was convicted on Aug. 20 of first-degree murder. Accord-
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DAWN MCKEE, STOP grant coordinator with the Centre County Women’s Resource Center, makes comments during the Remember My Name: Every Family Member Deserves A Peaceful Home rally at the courthouse in Bellefonte on Oct. 6. Pictured, from left, are victim advocate Faith Schindler and “Princess,” McKee, and Penn State K-9 Officer Dustin Miller and “Rudy.” Standing in back, at right, are Centre County Commissioners Mark Higgins and Michael Pipe. McKee, STOP grant coordinator with the CCWRC, unveiled a hand-made quilt by Centre Hill, Clearfield County, resident Mary Jane Hollis. Hollis’ daughter was a murder victim in a domestic violence in-
cident. The quilt will be raffled off at the Third Annual Break the Silence about Domestic Violence Event, scheduled for Oct. 15 from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Chester Hill Borough Building, 920 Walton St., Philipsburg.
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n Approved a contract between the county and Eagle Ridge Personal Care Home, LLC to provide mental health supported living services. The contract total is $25,000 with $23,830 coming from the state and $1,170 from the county. n Approved a contract renewal between the county and Dr. Muhammad Qamar to provide mental health outpatient services to include psychiatric evaluations and medication reviews. The contract total is $10,000 with $9,532 coming from the state and $468 from the county.
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Divisive rhetoric tears at fabric of our country I believe that America is already great. She is greatest when she lives up to the ideals upon which she was founded. If you cannot recite the familiar phrases or do not recognize that those words define us, well, then, perhaps I can understand to a small degree, the simplistic slogan that adorns hats and yard signs. I believe that America is greatest when we stand together. It is when we begin to exclude certain groups or turn on each other, that we betray the ideals we claim to cherish. Walls are loathed by Lady Liberty and bans are unfaithful to our Constitution. Divisive rhetoric tears at the fabric of our country. When did it become acceptable to disrespect our veterans and their families? Avoiding paying taxes is now smart? Do we want our children to believe it is permissible to demean and mock others? I struggle to see how any of this makes America greater. If you don’t have the words memorized, I suggest you read the Preamble to our Constitution, the opening lines of our Declaration of Independence and the inscription on our Statue of Liberty. In those words is where you will find America’s greatness. Not on a yard sign. You believe America isn’t already great? Who told you that? Joseph Torrell Bellefonte
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Mandatory evacuation our daughters were well on their way With the 24-hour news cycle and away from what has become their the constancy of communication home. through social media and the interIt doesn’t matter how old one’s net, we are able to stay on top of news children are or how independent that in past decades would take hours those children may be, a mother’s or days or even weeks to get to us. worry is forever. The pace of today’s information What does mandatory evacuation pipeline can bring us into the immemean? It means just that diacy of what is happening — people are instructed to in the world but can also take that which is imporsometimes dull us to what’s tant to them and get out going on. How many times of Dodge. People who stay do we look at the devastaare not arrested or forcibly tion from some incident on removed, but they are told the news and say “Oh that’s that they basically “on your awful,” and then go on with own” and there may not be our lives? emergency personnel to This time for our famhelp in the event of a catasily, the news was pretty imtrophe. mediate. My daughters live It meant bringing in in what eventually became porch furniture from their the direct path of Hurricane third-floor apartment, Matthew. moving things away from With plans to come to the windows, grabbing State College from Hilton Patty Kleban, who writes for legal documents and anyHead for Penn State home- StateCollege.com, thing else they could put in coming weekend, my oldest is an instructor their cars. It meant packing daughter mentioned some- at Penn State, extra dog food, water and thing last weekend about mother of three snacks for what might be her plans being up in the air and a community a long line of traffic getting as there was talk of a hur- volunteer. She is a out of the area. It meant ricane. At the time, I didn’t Penn State alumna communicating with emgive it much thought. How who lives with her family in Patton ployers about expectations often have Hilton Head or Township. Her for jobs. It meant frequent the airport in Savannah views and opinions updates to Mom and Dad been hit in recent years? do not necessarily Those of us who live in reflect those of Penn about their progress. Mandatory evacuation for our snow and blizzard country State. daughters meant packing are used to the occasional up as much as they could and getting disruption in air travel and the shutout of town. downs in roads and jobs and schools It meant a nine-hour drive to after a big snowstorm but in the Uncle Rick and Aunt Debbie’s house warmth of the south? I wasn’t wornear Atlanta — a drive that took them ried. just under four hours on Christmas. This time, Hurricane Matthew hit Mandatory evacuation has meant close to home. Mom and Dad have been glued to the They began hearing serious talk television and the internet to watch about the hurricane early last week. the storm make its way through FlorBy Monday of that week, possible ida, Georgia and up the coast of the evacuation plans became the focus Carolinas. of their text messages and we started Hurricane Matthew has devastattalking about their plans to get out of ed Haiti with the death toll rising at town. Then, on Tuesday, South Caromore than 900 people at the time of lina Gov. Nikki Haley implemented a this writing. mandatory evacuation plan for all of The response by “our” commuthe coastal counties in South Caronity has been incredible. Offers from lina. Effective at 3 p.m. on Wednesfriends and relatives to take the girls day, Oct. 5, people were mandated in. Updates from my friend from high to leave the area. By the time that school who is a meteorology profesall traffic lanes on Route 278 in Hilsor and who kept us apprised of the ton Head were diverted outward,
By the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette “One town’s very like another,” says lyrics in the musical “Chess,” “when your head’s down over your pieces, brother.” That is probably not the case when your head has an unfamiliar, unwanted piece of cloth draped over it because of the town — and the country — you are in and because you are a woman. So you have to wonder what (and whether) world chess officials were thinking when they decided to hold next year’s women’s world championship in Tehran, where the Islamic Republic commands all women to wear the headscarves that its interpretation of Islamic law requires.
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question is freedom. Those women for whom the hijab is a genuine expression of personal faith have every right to wear it. But no one has the right to impose it on women who do not believe in it. There may be only one thing that could redeem this. A spokesman for the World Chess Federation said it was “reviewing all possible solutions for the players’ comfort and will discuss all the issues with the organizers in Iran during meetings in the next few weeks.” If, somehow, the chess players can go to Iran without having to wear the hijab, that might be a crack in the Islamic Republic’s oppressive regime.
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Nazi Paikidze, who grew up in the former Soviet republic of Georgia and now plays as an American, announced that she would refuse to participate — “even if it means missing one of the most important competitions of my career.” Paikidze has expressed her position both in terms of her own rights and as a refusal to support the oppression of Iranian women. Both are good reasons. No one should be required to submit to laws such as the compulsory hijab as a condition of participating in a global competition. And such submission could be construed as condoning the tyranny that imposes that law on its citizens. The question is not the hijab; the
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direction of the storm. A reminder from a friend from Myrtle Beach who, having previously experienced a mandatory evacuation, reminded the girls to take a utility bill with them to show proof of residence to be able to get back on the island. (Who knew that a driver’s license with the home address in the evacuated area isn’t enough?) Friends from State College who have kids or relatives or contacts down south who offered to share resources with our daughters. We were worried about our friends in Hilton Head too. We have friends who live there or who own property there. We have a nice friendship with the guy who owns the condo we rent when we visit the girls. The girls’ friends and neighbors who have become our friends. The business contacts I have made through internships and employment of my students. Even the community I join at the yoga studio I visit when I’m in town. Some of those folks decided to stay and wait it out. It was a harrowing few days. In the end, a few days of inconvenience is a minor blip on the radar for our kids, especially in comparison to the devastation in Haiti. Although there is considerable property damage and disruption to the lives of many, many people in the affected areas, the Low Country is already starting to clean up and rebuild. On a positive note, with projected delays in road clearings, restoration of power and access to the island, I might actually get my girls home for a few days of Mom’s TLC. After what we called the “Hurri-cation” with the Atlanta Klebans, they may ride out the rest of the week in Centre County. I urge others to join me in making a donation to the victims in Haiti. You can donate directly to those impacted by Hurricane Matthew online by contacting the Red Cross. Watching the news coverage of Hurricane Matthew was a good reminder that the events and tragedies we see and hear about are not something that can be turned off or changed to another channel for the people experiencing them. It happens to real people and real communities even if we don’t know them or have contacts with them. It’s a reminder to help our neighbors.
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Local medical practices earn national recognition STATE COLLEGE — Mount Nittany Health recently announced that its family medicine, internal medicine and pediatrics locations have received National Committee for Quality Assurance Patient-Centered Medical Home recognition. Mount Nittany Health was acknowledged for using evidence-based, patient-centered processes that focus on coordinated care and long-term, participative relationships, according to a press release. The NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home is a model of primary care that combines teamwork and information technology to improve care, improve patients’ experience of care and reduce costs. Medical homes foster ongoing partnerships between patients and their personal clinicians, instead of approaching care as the sum of episodic office visits. Clinician-led care teams that coordinate treatment across the health care system oversee each patient’s care. Research shows that medical homes can lead to higher quality and lower costs, and can improve patient and provider reported experiences of care. “NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home Recognition raises the bar in defining high-quality care by emphasizing access, health information technology and coordinated care focused on patients,”
said NCQA president Margaret E. O’Kane. “Recognition shows that Mount Nittany Physician Group has the tools, systems and resources to provide its patients with the right care, at the right time.” To earn recognition, which is valid for three years, each practice location — Mount Nittany Physician Group Family Medicine’s Green Tech Drive, Penns Valley and Mifflin County locations; Mount Nittany Physician Group Internal Medicine’s Park Avenue, Bellefonte and Blue Course Drive locations; and Mount Nittany Physician Group Pediatrics’ Bellefonte and Boalsburg locations — demonstrated the ability to meet the program’s key elements, embodying characteristics of the medical home. NCQA standards aligned with the joint principles of the Patient-Centered Medical Home established with the American College of Physicians, the American Academy of Family Physicians, the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Osteopathic Association. “Many people have worked long and hard to achieve this for our patients and our offices,” said Dr. Dennis Shannon, of Mount Nittany Physician Group Internal Medicine. “They should all be commended.” Recognition, Page 11
MOUNT NITTANY facilities recently received recognition from the National Committee for Quality Assurance. Pictured, from left, are Jim Prowant, chief operating officer, Mount Nittany Physician Group; Jonathan Rose, practice manager, family medicine, Mount Nittany Physician Group; and Dr. Eric Fowler, family medicine, Mount Nittany Physician Group.
Centre Volunteers in Medicine expands outreach STATE COLLEGE — As part of Centre Volunteer in Medicine’s ongoing mission to meet the critical health and dental care needs of the greater Centre County area, CVIM has expanded its services to include uninsured individuals working in Centre County but living in neighboring counties that do not have free clinics or other programs. CVIM will continue to serve those with incomes at or below 250 percent of the federal poverty guidelines.
This move has been made possible by the progress with the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, which has helped to insure more individuals locally, CVIM said in a press release. The need, unfortunately, remains significant for many residents of Centre County and in surrounding regions, according to the release. The latest County Health Rankings (2016) indicate that 12 percent (13,841) of Centre County residents remain uninsured, along with 12 percent of all
Pennsylvania residents (1,203,230). CVIM is also focusing on getting to hard-to-reach individuals within the area who do not have health care. Through an increased outreach and marketing program, CVIM is striving to get the word out that it is available to care for the medical needs of the uninsured. “Ultimately, CVIM, our providers and friends will not rest until we make certain that all Centre County residents, and people working in our community who need
our help, receive access to the dental and health care services that enable them to lead happy and healthy lives,” said CVIM executive director Cheryl White. Since 2003, CVIM has provided medical care, dental care, case management services and prescription assistance to thousands of Centre County residents. CVIM is located at 2520 Green Tech Drive, Suite D, State College. For more information, call (814) 2314043 or visit www.cvim.net.
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Strengthen your lower body to prevent falls By RUTH SNYDER Special to the Gazette
Falls can happen at any age. This past June, within a week of one another, my 12-year-old niece, my 24-yearold daughter and my 86-year-old mother-in-law fell. Each had different results, and all three falls could have been prevented. My niece was climbing over a child’s gate while going up a set of stairs. She did not lift her foot high enough over the gate, which caused her to fall. X-rays showed no broken bones, but she did have a sprained wrist. She had to wear a splint on her wrist. My daughter was carrying many items and fell on an uneven sidewalk, landing on both knees. Her X-rays did not show any breaks. Doctors did not think an MRI was necessary, but she was treated for a severe sprain of both knees. My mother-in-law was in a hurry when she tripped while stepping from the garage into her house. X-rays showed four broken bones, two in her right hand and two broken fingers, along with a badly bruised right foot. She had to wear a splint on her right hand. How did each recover? My niece was very active in gymnastics and was able to do lower extremity strength training half of the usual time, with some routines on the balance beam and floor but no weight-bearing exercises on her left hand. She was fully recovered and cleared to return to gymnastics full-time after about eight weeks. My daughter’s injuries were a little more extensive. She tried crutches, but they were not helpful, so she used a cane instead and still today uses it now and then. She could not drive for awhile, and her injuries affected how she moved, walked and sat, and disrupted her entire routine. Even at her job, her duties were modified because of her injuries. She is still not fully recovered after three and half months, and she still cannot run, walk for a long distance or wear heels or other unsupportive shoes.
But, my mother-in-law was affected the most from her fall. She could hardly do anything on her own. She needed help with almost everything, including taking a bath. She recently was cleared to drive, but it isn’t going well. She still has a hard time opening pill bottles or door knobs and peeling potatoes. She goes for physical therapy for her hand to increase mobility and strength in her hand and fingers. Even though this was the first time she has broken bones, she claims it has been 100 percent a hassle for her. Although falls are not a normal part of aging, as you get older the recuperation time can be longer, which can cost more in the long run and affects your everyday living as well. So the question is, could these falls have been prevented? The answer is, “Yes.” One way is to pay attention to your surroundings, whether walking or going up a set of stairs, and try not to carry too many items as well. Also, have good lighting to be able to see a step when going from one room to the next, especially when coming in from the garage into your house. One of the most important pieces of advice is to strengthen your lower body, in order to be able to lift your legs higher when stepping or climbing over an object. Holding on to a hand rail is important too, because it helps to keep your balance to prevent a fall. Many of us want to do things right away, so we tend to step and turn more quickly than we should. This can cause you to lose your balance and fall. More information about how to test your balance, accessing your risk for falling, or learning more ways to build strength and improve your balance can be obtained at a free Fall Prevention Workshop from 2 to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 18, at TransFitness Personal Training, 119 Boyd Hollow Lane, Spring Mills. Space is limited; to reserve a seat, call (814) 422-8800.
ONE OF the best ways to avoid falls is to strengthen your lower body, to be able to lift your legs higher when stepping or climbing over an object.
Wray joins Mount Nittany STATE COLLEGE — Mount Nittany Health is pleased to announce the addition of Dr. Virginia Wray to Mount Nittany Physician Group Endocrinology, located at Mount Nittany Health-Park Avenue. Wray specializes in obesity medicine and nutrition support. “I am excited to join Mount Nittany Physician Group and offer this new service of medical weight management to help patients on their journey to better health,” said Wray. Wray earned her bachelor’s degree in biology from Widener University. She received her medical degree from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, followed by an internship and family practice residency at Crozer Chester Medical Center VIRGINIA WRAY and Crozer-Keystone Family Practice in Springfield. She completed her fellowship in bariatric medicine and nutrition support at Geisinger Medical Center. Wray is board certified in family medicine and obesity medicine and is a Certified Nutrition Support Clinician. “My philosophy of care is one of partnership,” said Wray. “I want to educate my patients about their healthcare and give them the tools that will empower them to make good choices that lead to healthier lives.” For more information, call (814) 689-3156, or visit www. mymountnittanyhealth.com.
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Recognition, from page 10 “At Mount Nittany Physician Group, we felt that the patient-centered medical home process would enhance the quality and efficiency of the care we already deliver while continuing to respond to each patient’s unique needs and preferences. Our goal is to make people healthier; this process ensures that we keep that focus. We are proud of this achievement and what it means for our community,” said Dr. Anthony Cardell, executive director and chief medical officer of Mount Nittany Physician Group. NCQA is a private, nonprofit organization dedicated to improving health care quality. NCQA accredits and certifies a wide range of health care organizations and it also recognizes clinicians and practices in key areas of performance. NCQA’s Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set is the most widely used performance measurement tool in health care. For more information, visit www.ncqa.org or www. mountnittany.org/medicalhome.
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Application deadlines: Evaluate best choice for you HEATHER RICKERGILBERT
College application deadlines are fast approaching for high school seniors. Early action and early decision have become popular options for college applicants. Here is a brief guide to help you understand the differences in the ways you can apply to college.
EARLY ACTION (NOV. 1 OR 15)
Early action, offered by colleges such as the University of Chicago, Juniata College, MIT, Boston College and Marist College, is non-binding. You may get your acceptance by early January, but do not need to commit to attend the particular institutions where you have applied until May 1. With EA you may get a rejection, or Dr. Heather you may get deferred and then put in Ricker-Gilbert is the applicant pool for regular admisan independent educational sions. A student can apply early acconsultant. tion to several schools, however, a few Email her at selective colleges are offering a more collegegateways@ restrictive early action “single choice” comcast.net. plan. If you apply early action to Yale, for example, you can only apply to your own state university, but no other private institutions. Applying early action has a number of pros. It is a good way to communicate your interest to admissions officers. It does not involve a commitment to enroll, and candidates who are not accepted may be moved to the regular admissions list. Also, it provides peace of mind since you’ll know the results mid-year.
The cons to applying early action are that you need to be very organized and have your grades, recommendations, essays and applications ready by the end of October, and it may not necessarily increase your chance of acceptance.
EARLY DECISION (NOV. 1 OR 15)
Early decision is a definite commitment. If you apply early decision to the College of William and Mary, or to the University of Pennsylvania, or Pomona College, for example, you sign a contract that if you are accepted by the university to which you applied early, you are required to attend. If admitted ED, the student must withdraw all other applications and enroll in the ED school. If deferred and denied admissions, the student is then released from that commitment and can pursue other options. Some colleges and universities, such as Bucknell and Franklin and Marshall, offer ED II, which provides another later date to apply, usually in January. The pros to ED include receiving early feedback and knowing exactly where you will be attending college in the coming fall. It also may give you an advantage for acceptance, since it helps colleges begin to build their freshman class early and increases their “yield.” ED is particularly advantageous for students who do not require financial aid, for athletes and for legacies. There are cons, too. You need to be absolutely sure that the college to which you apply ED is your first choice and is where you will want to be a year from now. And, once you commit to applying ED there are no contingencies, so you should get a financial aid estimate before you apply.
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Rolling admissions are often found at state universities and land-grants, where applications are read and processed as they are submitted. If you have the qualifications they are looking for, the earlier you apply to universities such as Penn State, Indiana University-Bloomington, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Rutgers or Michigan State, the greater chance you may have of being accepted. For more information, email collegegateways@ comcast.net.
Speakers to discuss race in sports, cost of medical care By STEVE SAMPSELL Special to the Gazette
UNIVERSITY PARK — The editor of an ESPN site that focuses on race, sports and culture, and a journalist who has investigated the high cost of U.S. medical care, will be featured speakers at the Foster-Foreman Conference of Distinguished Writers on the University Park campus. The conference, which consists of two free public lectures with question-andanswer opportunities, annually brings award-winning writers to Penn State. Kevin Merida, editor-in-chief of ESPN’s “The Undefeated,” will speak at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 19, in Schwab Auditorium. Elisabeth Rosenthal, editor-in-chief of Kaiser Health News, will speak at 10:35 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 20, in Freeman Auditorium of the HUB-Robeson Center. Merida joined ESPN in 2015 after a 22-year career at The Washington Post, where he was the first African-American to hold the title of managing editor. He helped lead the Post’s digital transformation, which resulted in a large increase in audience growth. Earlier in his career, he was a reporter, columnist, associate editor and national editor. In 2006, Merida directed a multimedia project, “Being a Black Man,” which explored the lives of black men in America through in-depth reporting of their unique but shared experiences. In addition to 15 articles in the Post, the project offered
video documentaries, online discussion areas and narrated photo galleries. The project won a Peabody Award. Merida edited the Post articles into a 2007 book, “Being a Black Man: At the Corner of Progress and Peril.” He also has co-authored a biography of Associate Justice Clarence Thomas and a photography-and-text record of Barack Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign. Merida’s session will be moderated by John Affleck, the Knight Chair in Sports Journalism and Society and the director of the College of Communication’s John Curley Center for Sports Journalism. Rosenthal, a former emergency department doctor, assumed the leadership in September of Kaiser Health News, a nonprofit news service covering health care policy and politics. Before moving to Kaiser, she was a New York Times reporter for 22 years. Among her Times assignments, Rosenthal was a Beijing correspondent for six years and covered European health and environment from Rome for five years. In 2013-14, she produced a series of articles on the high cost of medical care in the United States. The series, “Paying Till It Hurts,” was based on crowdsourcing — readers’ reports of their personal experiences that she compiled into a database and then checked out with her medical expertise and reporting skills. The series won the 2014 Victor Cohn Prize from the Council for the Advancement of Science Writing. Rosenthal’s book, “An American Sickness: How Healthcare Became Big
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Ellen Foster. It is intended to bring students together with some of the best writers in journalism. Under the direction of Gene Foreman, the retired Foster Professor of Communications, the conference is an opportunity for students to acquaint themselves with distinguished role models.
ALICIA KITCHEN, manager of Holiday Hair in State College, recently invited the CPI adult cosmetology class to a two-day color class hosted by Regis. Maria Morales, right, Regis artistic director and educator, instructed the class on the changing trends in the beauty industry, the latest color application techniques and color theory. SEND YOUR HONOR ROLL LISTS & OTHER SCHOOL ANNOUNCEMENTS TO: editor@ centrecountygazette. com
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OCTOBER 13-19, 2016
Penns Valley celebrates 2016 homecoming By SAM STITZER firstname.lastname@example.org
CENTRE HALL — The citizens of Penns Valley honored a great tradition by celebrating their high school football team’s homecoming. The homecoming parade was held Oct. 6 at the Grange Fairgrounds in Centre Hall. The parade stepped off at 6:30 p.m. near the Homan Lane entrance, and traveled to the grandstand, where a capacity crowd of spectators eagerly awaited its arrival. Each year, the senior class chooses a parade theme and a grand marshal. This year’s theme was “Welcome to the Jungle,” and the grand marshal was Josh Hull, a Penns Valley and Penn State graduate who has played football in the NFL for the St. Louis Rams and the Washington Redskins. At Penn State, Hull majored in environmental systems engineering, and was named academic All-American in 2008 and 2009. He drove a John Deere Gator in the parade, with last year’s grand marshal, Bobby Musser, riding along. More than 40 marching and walking units and floats participated in the parade. Food stands, operated by many local school and civic organizations, lined the road leading into the grandstand, and were kept busy all evening feeding hungry parade watchers. A pep rally was held in the grandstand following the parade. The Penns Valley cheerleaders performed a routine for the crowd, and the band warmed the crowd up with several selections led by drum major Virginia Stattel. The awards for an elementary school door decorating contest were announced, followed by awards for parade floats in several categories. Float judges were Martha Weidensaul, Sara Berndt and Michelle Brown. Homecoming, Page 17
THE PENNS VALLEY band enters the grandstand during the recent Penns Valley homecoming parade.
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Youth football teams tackle cancer in Penns Valley By SAM STITZER email@example.com
SPRING MILLS — Young football players battled it out on the gridiron at Penns Valley High School on Oct. 9 during “Tackle Cancer,” a special Youth Football League fundraiser for the American Cancer Society. All proceeds from raffles of T-shirts and several items donated by parents, coaches and local businesses, as well as a 50-50 raffle, went to ACS. A busy food stand, supervised by Amy Crawford, earned money for the Penns Valley teams. The Penns Valley Rams youth football team is one of nine teams from Mifflin, Juniata, Huntingdon and Centre counties in the Juniata Valley Football League. There were actually two games — one in the Pee Wee division (ages 7 to 9) and one in the Midget division (ages 10 to 12). The Rams faced the Mifflin County Little Huskies teams, coming away with a 13-7 loss in the Pee Wee division and a solid 47-14 win in the Midget division. Players on these teams range in age from 7 to 12. The games are played following Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletics Association rules, and are overseen by certified PIAA officials. Each game consists of four eight-minute quarters, and extra points after touchdowns must be either running or passing plays — no kicks. A run scores one point and a pass nets two. Blitzing the quarterback and rushing the kicker on a fourth-down punt are prohibited. Youth football, Page 17
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THE RAMS Pee Wee team moves the ball during third-quarter action at the “Tackle Cancer” Youth Football League game.
Paranormal investigators to explore Miles-Humes House By CONNIE COUSINS firstname.lastname@example.org
BELLEFONTE — On Saturday, Oct. 15, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., or from 9 p.m. to midnight, you can join Spring Hill Paranormal Investigators as they explore the Centre County Library Historical Museum at 203 N. Allegheny St. If you participate, you will be introduced to paranormal examination techniques and be part of the investigation of the 202-year-old Miles-Humes House. There is a $15 per person fee to attend the adultsonly investigation. All proceeds will benefit the museum. According to Bill Benzie, of Spring Hill Paranormal Investigators, he became interested in paranormal activity, “because of some experiences I had as a child, I think. I have always had an interest in the stories of people who have experienced such events. I have been doing investigations for 25 years now.” Bill and Lisa Benzie established the investigative group three years ago. Two years ago, a paranormal group, “Family Haunts,” that runs a school in Connecticut, contacted the Benzies about expanding into the Centre County area. After consideration, they initiated classes in Bellefonte. The Spring Hill
Paranormal Investigators run a program of 10 classes. There are four investigators in the Spring Hill organization: the Benzies, Joanna Thomas and Dee Thompson. They each bring their own unique experiences to the team. “The work is methodical, scientific and professional,” said Bill Benzie. “We use night vision video cameras, digital cameras, etc., and the results are always interesting. I often tell people that the most useful tool is a reliable flashlight with good batteries.” The investigations, Benzie explained, are a parttime endeavor, not his full-time job. He said that when a client calls and wants to have a house or business investigated, he does not charge the person. They do accept donations. In addition to the event on Oct. 15, the museum is holding a Haunted Lantern Tour on Monday, Oct. 31. “I am hopeful that there may be some findings from the investigation to share by that date,” said Robin Zirkle, information services librarian for the CCL and Historical Museum. For more information, visit www.springhillpi.com or the historical museum site at www.centrecountylibrary.org. To register, call (814) 355-1516, extension 214.
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THE MILES-HUMES HOUSE in Bellefonte will be the site of a paranormal investigation Oct. 15.
THE CENTRE COUNTY GAZETTE
OCTOBER 13-19, 2016
The Avid Gardener: The story behind those pumpkins LORA GAUSS
Pumpkins seem to be lurking all around us these fall months. They are seemingly everywhere, such as in lit displays at the Penn State Arboretum Pumpkin Festival or as part of singular events like Bald Eagle’s Punkin’ Chunkin’ extravaganza scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 22. To be honest, the television special “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown” and perhaps a candlelit grinning Halloween jack-o’-lantern on the doorstep were all I recall of pumpkins from my youth. And, of course, pumpkin pie. Today, not only are there the traAvid gardener ditional orange pumpkins (whose Lora Gauss lives in Americanized name “pumpkin” Philipsburg. Email comes from the original Greek, her at community@ centrecountygazette. “pepon,” meaning “large melon”), but other squashes of various green, com. white, blue and orange hues for decorating and eating. There are also numerous related foods including pumpkin butter, custard, bread, cookies, soup and roasted seeds. On a lark I Googled pumpkin-spice foods and was amazed to find not only the expected coffee, creamers and doughnuts, but goodies like oatmeal, frosted cereals, chocolates and candy and toaster treats. Pumpkins are fruits and members of the cucurbit family, which includes other squashes, cantaloupes, cucumbers, watermelons and gourds. They grow on annual or perennial vines under warm and moist conditions, and both male and female flowers are produced on each plant. They can grow up to be anything from tiny lightweights to mammoths of more than 2,000 pounds — a recent record. They are 90 percent water. Generally, the pumpkin field is seeded in the first couple weeks of July, and honeybees are incredibly important for the pollination process. If not enough bees are present, the plants will need to be hand pollinated. They are manually harvested any time from August to October and the fruit is stored in a cool, dry environment to keep it from spoiling.
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The top four pumpkin production states are Illinois, Ohio, Pennsylvania and California, with Illinois growing 90 to 95 percent of the processed pumpkins in the United States (think Libby’s brand). It’s literally the pumpkin capital. Pumpkins are believed to be American in origin because fragments of stems, seeds and fruits have been discovered in cliff dweller ruins in the southwestern United States. Remnants of some pumpkin varieties were also found in Mexico and South America. A question that often arises is whether the Colonists had pumpkin pie at the “first Thanksgiving” feast in 1621 when the newly arrived Pilgrims and the Wampanoag Indians gathered at Plymouth, in New England. The History Channel claims that the newly formed settlement had neither the butter nor the wheat needed to make a pie crust and no ovens had yet been constructed. However, by then pumpkins and other squashes were indigenous to New England, so it is possible that they improvised by hollowing out the pumpkins and filling them with milk, honey and spices to make a custard and then roasting the shells whole in hot ashes. Historians have documented that Native Americans also roasted long strips of pumpkin in an open fire, as well as flattening the strips, drying them and weaving them into mats. Later, according to an article on the National Museum of American History site, pumpkin seeds made their way to Europe, thanks to “colonists from the nobility classes who liked featuring foods from the New World in their Old World kitchen gardens.” Today the pumpkin pie often takes center stage on the American holiday table, and the question of whether canned pumpkin or fresh makes a more delicious pie is another one of those eternal questions. This came up at a recent Ferguson Township Garden Club meeting and the members decided to do a taste test. One member made two pies — the first using canned pumpkin, and another using a pumpkin pie pumpkin (smaller and denser than carving pumpkins) — to see if we could guess which was which. Prior to sampling, the discussion turned to methods of cooking pumpkins, and many said they either baked or microwaved the chunks. We did learn to never poke holes in a pumpkin as though it’s a potato for baking. One member did that and it blew the door off her microwave. In addition, to avoid being cut while readying a pumpkin for cooking, it was recommended to take the pumpkin out to the garage and smash it onto the floor and pick up the pieces.
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Was there a taste difference between the canned pie and fresh? If there was, we could not tell, but perhaps this test needed more discerning palates. Garden notes: Here’s a great way to make your own live decorative succulent pumpkin or other squash centerpieces without cutting them. First, coat the top of a pumpkin with craft spray adhesive and press dry sphagnum moss onto the top. Then, hot glue various small live succulents, pine cones, seed pods and dried materials like yarrow to the top (strangely the succulents don’t seem to mind). Finally, elevate it slightly to eliminate moisture forming underneath (a piece of cardboard will do), and spritz the plants once a week with water to moisten the moss and hydrate any new little roots that might have formed. Treat it like a houseplant, giving it bright indirect light and sitting it by a window. It can last for months. Alas, as quickly as pumpkins appear to be everywhere, they are gone just as quickly as the calendar turns to December. When that happens, there will be even more plants and greenery to talk about when those next holidays roll around.
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Cottage proved to be ideal vacation choice If your vacation goal is a place to relax and soak up nature’s beauty between sightseeing and hiking excursions, then a cottage by the water is a perfect choice. We found Emory’s Cottages in Bar Harbor, Maine, to be a lovely spot. The cottages are on beautiful Frenchman Bay, with a private pebble beach. The location, 2 miles from Acadia National Park, is a Connie Cousins covers a wide bonus. variety of events in Some cottages Centre County for have kitchens, and the the Centre County housekeeping staff Gazette. Email her was wonderful. They at ccous67@gmail. came each day and com. replaced all the bath towels, dish towels, dish cloths, etc. (Usually, I had only used them once.) Most of the cottages have one bedroom; some have king beds and some have two queens. For a couple, the space is perfect, and the owners say that families with one child or two small children can use them comfortably. There are a few cottages with two bedrooms. What would entice a couple to work seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. most of the year? “The people,” said Carol Emory, co-owner with her husband, Waldron (Wally). “I have met the nicest people and made so many friends over the years.” In 1938, Wally’s father, Bill Emory, purchased the property and ran the cottages until 1988. That was the year Wally and Carol moved back to the area to join Wal-
ly’s parents in running the business. Wally had been a teacher in the Waterville and Skowhegan high schools in central Maine. He taught cooperative education, which he described as similar to a vocational apprenticeship program. Carol was a nurse and worked in intensive care, coronary care and post-anesthesia units during her 30-year career. She became a school nurse in the Bar Harbor Area School District and served in that position for 10 years. She also is now retired but, of course, is constantly involved with the running of 21 cottages. The Emorys open the cottages in early May and remain open until after Columbus Day. This year they will close Sunday, Oct. 16, when the water will be shut off to the cottages. They will stay through the winter, however, since they live in the same building as the office. “In the winter is when I remodel, replace flooring or anything else that needs repaired,” said Wally. Carol said that she still answers the phone in the offseason and reservations pick up after Jan. 1 each year. “We get away for a week or two to visit our daughter in Georgia,” said Carol. “The rest of the time, we are right here.” The Emorys were a wealth of information about the history and workings of the area. Wally never steered us wrong on places to eat, the best time to walk around Bar Harbor, etc. When the cruise ships come into the harbor, the town is much busier for a few hours. The laundry, where coffee is available each morning, has walls lined with menus from various restaurants. You can choose takeout pizza or more elaborate dining, but we found our favorites to be some of the older mom-and-pop-type diners. Wally will also provide pots to cook your own fresh lobster in the outdoor kitchen.
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CAROL AND WALLY EMORY own Emory’s Cottages in Bar Harbor, Maine. Besides the towns to explore, there are beautiful gardens, Asticou Azalea Garden and Thuya Garden, in Northeast Harbor. Fort Knox, a state historical site, proved to be interesting. Built of huge granite blocks mined in the area, it was built to guard the Penobscot River Valley from a British Naval attack. I was a little snobbish about staying in a cottage the first time we went to Maine, but it was worth it for the serenity of the
setting, the gorgeous sunsets and, of course, the money saved. We could have breakfast or lunch in the kitchen and a nice dinner out. If you have not tried this type of vacation, consider it next time and you will be rewarded. Emory’s has been rewarded also, winning a Trip Advisor Certificate of excellence in 2013, 2015 and 2016. Among other recognitions was the Yankee Magazine Editors’ Choice in 2008.
Students build pedestrian bridge in remote village By CAITLIN GAILEY Penn State Live
UNIVERSITY PARK — While some students worked at camps or enjoyed the beach this past summer, a select group of Penn State students spent their time changing lives. The Penn State chapter of Bridges to Prosperity, or B2P, traveled to the remote village of La Candelaria, Panama, to build a suspended pedestrian bridge. “The goal of our trip this year, just like all the other years, is to provide a pedestrian bridge for a community in need,” said Stefany Baron, a junior civil engineering major. “That way they have a safer means of crossing the river to get to schools, health care, jobs, etc.” Preparation for the bridge began roughly seven months before the group of 10 reached La Candelaria. The project manager announced the members of the travel team in late November before winter break, and as soon as the spring semester began they hit the ground running. Members were each assigned a different task to focus on for the entirety of the semester. Tasks included assignments such as designing the bridge, planning the construction schedule and estimating materials needed. Additionally, all members had to participate in a 10-hour Occupational Safety and Health Administration certificate course and receive proper immunizations before being cleared for travel. They also worked with the national organization throughout their planning process and participated in three technical advisory board calls before the trip. “The calls gave us a chance to communicate with B2P engineers and in-country staff to ensure that all of our designs, calculations and plans were going OK,” said Baron. Seven months later, the students boarded the six-hour flight to Panama and landed in Panama City before taking a three-hour car ride to La Candelaria. The group’s living quarters were another 20-minute hike away from the actual bridge site, a trek they made daily. After months of planning and preparation, they were finally able to begin construction. Every day the group woke up at 5:45 a.m. and hiked to the bridge site. Once on site, the team never stopped moving. They were constantly transporting materials, bending rebar, mixing concrete and laying down masonry.
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“Building this bridge was one of the most physically exhausting things I have ever done in my life, but it was also the most rewarding,” said Baron. The students worked tirelessly for a month, but in the end, they were not able to finish the construction. “It’s always a challenge to finish it in one short month. This year the bridge was really massive and it was impossible to finish,” said Baron. Though they didn’t finish their goal, the team was proud of the significant amount of work they had accomplished. By the time they left, they had constructed roughly 40 percent of the bridge, including all of the excavations, six of the tiers, all of the cable work and two of the anchors. Two months later, local villagers completed the bridge and the community could utilize it. For many of the students, Baron included, this was not their first B2P trip. She was a member of the group that constructed a similar suspension bridge in Tucuecito, Panama, last summer. Just like this year, the 2015 group was unable to finish the bridge construction in such a short amount of time. Since then, that bridge has also been completed, and on this trip, Baron was able to walk across the bridge she helped build last year for the very the first time. When not working, the team was able to integrate into the village and spend quality time with the people they were working to help. “Whether it was playing soccer, going to the beach or just working on site, all those experiences with the community are more fun than anything else,” said Baron. The trip was a rewarding experience. The group learned far more than just valuable engineering skills. They learned about a new culture, leadership, teamwork and openmindedness. “Lastly, I think each of us learned a little bit about ourselves. For me, personally, I never realized how strong I could be until I was placed in a third world country where I had no choice but to be strong,” said Baron.
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MEMBERS OF Penn State Bridges to Prosperity stand at the Panamanian bridge site they worked on last summer. Pictured, from left, are Erin Kitzmiller, Danielle Berman, Samuel Reyes, Stefany Baron, Mike Savchuck, Miguel Mostafa, Katie Witt, Zach Gloeckner, Claire Gauthier, Mohamed Almaimani, Jessica Hunter, Robert Shilton, Anna Kuncelman and Daniel Magajon.
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The Blonde Cucina: Craving ‘old-school kitchen’ favorites CIARA SEMACK
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With today’s everchanging trends and fast-paced world, everything inevitably needs to catch up. This holds true for fashion, technology and even in the kitchen. I recently sat down to visit with one of my lifelong friends who is like a second mother to me. She makes home-cooked meals, like we all use to have. I like to say she is from the “old-school kitchen” days, because she makes things from scratch: hand-formed salmon cakes that are so much more than gourmet; bread pud-
ding to die for; perfectly baked macaroni and cheese; super sweet and creamy stewed tomatoes; and macaroni salad that I can’t describe any other way than to say it is out of this world. Those of you who know me know I highly dislike tomatoes, and I eat her stewed tomatoes like they are candy. All of these dishes I’ve tried duplicating, and I can’t. It is dishes like these that I crave while I’m preparing catering orders and cooking at the restaurant. But, those old-school kitchen days are gone. It’s things like these that get lost in our fast-paced world and need to come back around — and not just around the holidays. I’m sure you’ve all had a moment where you miss a specific dish that you had earlier in your life, and what you wouldn’t do to have it again. We take things like this for granted. Yes, life is fast and ever changing, but once a week take the time to have a serious home-cooked meal and give your children, neighbors, friends, anyone you care about
a memory that will stick with them forever. One meal I remember routinely having is Salisbury steak with not only mashed potatoes, but also egg noodles. I know, two heavy carbs — I did say this was the oldschool kitchen! I’m sure some of you have only ever had those frozen freezer Salisbury steak meals, if you’ve even heard of the dish at all. However, I’m going to give you a full-proof “old school” recipe for this meal that’s not that hard to make and everyone will love. You can opt for serving it with just one carb option, but if you’re feeling like you’d like to live dangerously, make some oldschool, from-scratch mashed potatoes and boil some egg noodles and, trust me, you’ll feel like you’ve died and gone to old-school culinary heaven.
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‘Night to Discover’ fundraiser held at country club STATE COLLEGE — Children’s science museum Discovery Space recently held its third annual fundraiser, Night to Discover, at Mountain View Country Club. The event’s honorary chairs were Bonnie and Elliot Abrams. The evening featured a cocktail hour, dinner, silent auction and the opportunity for guests to experience science exhibits and demonstrations that exemplify the hands-on learning that happens every day at Discovery Space. The highlight of the evening was a friendly competition between tables, an engineering challenge that encouraged guests to think outside the box. Guests were given the task of building bridges with candy that could hold multiple large jawbreakers. Proceeds of the event benefit Discovery Space’s museum of interactive exhibits and hands-on programs located at 112 W. Foster Ave. in State College, as well as educational outreach the museum provides throughout Centre County. For more information, visit www.mydiscoveryspace. org.
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DISCOVERY SPACE recently held its Enjoying the Night to Discover gala. Pictured, from left, are Elliot Abrams, Discovery Space executive director Allayn Beck and Bonnie Abrams. The Abrams were honorary chairs of the event.
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Blessing of animals set for Oct. 15 PHILIPSBURG — The Parish of St. Thomas of Canterbury Anglican Church’s annual Blessing of the Animals will be held from 10:30 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 15 at the church, 116 N. Second St., Philipsburg. The event is open to the public and there is no cost to participate. “Pet lovers and caregivers are encouraged to bring cats and dogs, and even their more unusual or exotic animal friends, to be blessed. Each pet will receive an individual blessing, a certificate bearing that pet’s name, and dogs and cats will be given an appropriate treat,” said the Rev. Canon Fred Erb, priest-in-charge at the parish. According to Erb, “The blessing originated in the late medieval English church,
but ours has a slightly contemporary twist. In additional to household pets such as cats and dogs, we will pray for the safety of hunters, and for the animals in the wild that they will be relieved of pain and suffering.” The Blessing of Animals has a long and venerable history. It is associated with St. Francis of Assisi, patron saint and protector of animals, and the 7th-century St. Hubert, patron saint and protector of hunters and archers. “In addition to good health, longevity, and happy lives for our beloved animal friends, we will be praying for the safety and well-being of both the hunters and the hunted in picturesque Central Pennsylvania forests and game lands,” said Erb.
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PENNS VALLEY Pee Wee division cheerleaders fired up the crowd during the “Tackle Cancer” Youth Football League game in Spring Mills. Youth football, from page 13 Penns Valley Midget Division head coach John Crawford said the Penns Valley team was formed in 2014, having evolved from a flag football program in the valley. The Rams Pee Wee head coach is Don Page. Even though the players were small, they generated some big excitement in their games, including an 80-yard touchdown run by Rams pee wee player Carson Webster.
Homecoming, from page 13 The eight homecoming queen contestants — Alyssa Denger, Joy Done, Makayla Dreibelbis, Martha Dunkleberger, Alexis Feidler, Katie Haines, Emma Kubalak and Cassidy Stover — were introduced and applauded by the crowd. Finally, football coach Martin Tobias took the stage and thanked everyone for
Of course, when you have a football game, you need cheerleaders, and there were squads of them on both sides of the field, cheering on the players and spectators all afternoon. According to Crawford, Penns Valley cheerleading coach Kelly Brungart originated the idea of making the games a fundraiser for the ACS. Rams cheerleaders were wearing pink socks and shaking pink pom-poms for breast cancer awareness. Some players on both teams also donned pink socks.
their support of his team, then called the senior members of the team onstage to be recognized for their years of work on the Rams squad. The homecoming football game was played under the Friday night lights with the Rams facing the Bellefonte Red Raiders. At halftime, Denger, daughter of Jodi and Jeff Denger, was crowned homecoming queen.
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“Like most new ventures, we spent the first couple years getting our footing … we love old world craftsmanship, and this area has a lot of it. Nathan and I are both problem solvers — we really enjoy creative or challenging projects, and work well together. We especially like projects where the client has a clear or partially formed vision of what they want, and just need the right people to clarify that idea and bring it to fruition,” Maria said. She said that the focus is on historic restoration, so they are able to accommodate both interior and exterior projects — from stone foundation and retaining wall work to Victorian porch rehabs to custom woodwork and repairs. Sterling is an EPA Lead Safe certified firm, and they can safely manage surfaces with lead paint. According to Maria, when performing renovations or remodels of older or historic homes, oftentimes unexpected problems are found with the underlying structure, which need to be addressed. She said that contractors may not have any ideas on how to properly repair traditional joinery or masonry. “We are well versed in the components of older structures and can easily deal with most problems that may come up during a major renovation,” she said. The couple is also skilled at kitchen and bath
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Arboretum to celebrate jack-o’-lantern creativity UNIVERSITY PARK — A pumpkin-carving contest and lighted jack-o’-lantern display will highlight The Arboretum at Penn State’s sixth Pumpkin Festival, Friday, Oct. 14, and Saturday, Oct. 15. Festivities will take place in the arboretum’s H.O. Smith Botanic Gardens, at the corner of Bigler Road and Park Avenue on the University Park campus. Admission is free. Jack-o’-lanterns (one per person) may be registered for the contest from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 13, and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, Oct. 14. There will be seven categories: Ages 2-4, Ages 5-7, Ages 8-10, Ages 11-13, Ages 14-17, Penn State Student and Adult. Registration will be held at the Overlook Pavilion in the Smith Botanic Gardens. From 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 14, a panel of campus and community leaders will award ribbons for the best three jack-o’-lanterns in each age category, the best-in-show, the best jack-o’-lantern face, the best Penn State theme and the best arboretum theme.
Contest entries will be lighted and placed on display in the event lawn of the Smith Botanic Gardens from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., Oct. 14 and 15. The Arboretum at Penn State invites students and local residents to view the lighted jack-o’-lantern display. Guests should bring flashlights if visiting after dusk. Food vendors will be onsite both nights. During the day on Friday and Saturday, the public is welcome to explore the gardens. In addition to many plants with fall interest (foliage, fruits and bark), there will be seasonal displays throughout the gardens, including ornamental gourds, squash and cornstalks. On Oct. 15, family activities will be available in Childhood’s Gate Children’s Garden, on the event lawn and at other locations in the gardens from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Jack-o’-lanterns and ribbons may be picked up from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 16. For more information, visit https:// arboretum.psu.edu/home/whats-afoot.
A PUMPKIN exhibit featured at the Arboretum at Penn State.
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Regional happenings celebrate the autumn season A closer look at some of the fall festivals and events in the area:
THROUGH SATURDAY, OCT. 29 Spook Haven Haunted House 100 Danis St., Mill Hall 7 p.m. every Friday and Saturday
FRIDAY, OCT. 14, THROUGH SATURDAY, OCT. 29 Flashlight Cave Tours and Haunted Miners Penns Cave, Centre Hall 6 to 9 p.m.
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A walk through this old abandoned mansion promises to leave visitors shaken and terrorized. For more information, visit www.spookhaven.com.
SATURDAY, OCT. 15 17th annual Downtown State College Fall Festival Allen Street 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Activities for the whole family, including pumpkin decorating, amusement rides and a dessert contest. For more information, visit www.downtownstate college.com.
Fall Festival Talleyrand Park, Bellefonte 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
33rd annual Ghosts and Goblins Tours Lincoln Caverns, Huntingdon 6 to 9:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays Family tour 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays
Hear ghost stories and music and enjoy delicious food. A Halloween parade takes place at 1:30 p.m. For more information, call (814) 355-2917.
Enjoy three unique experiences — a new haunted house, haunted trail and haunted hayride — for the price of one. To purchase tickets, visit www.lincolncaverns.com.
Fall Festival at Krislund Krislund Camp & Conference Center, Madisonburg 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Try Krislund’s zip line and climbing wall, build a scarecrow, paint pumpkins, and more!
FRIDAY, OCT. 14, AND SATURDAY, OCT. 15 The Arboretum at Penn State’s Pumpkin Festival 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday and 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday
Harvest Fest Mount Nittany Vineyard & Winery 300 Houser Road, Centre Hall Noon to 5 p.m.
This event includes something for the whole family, including pumpkin carving and jack-o’-lantern judging and displays. For more information, visit www.arboretum.psu.edu.
Celebrate the grape harvest with wine tastings and food from local vendors. Autumn, Page 21
OCTOBERFEST DINNER Thursday, Oct. 20 • 4:30 to 6:30 Roast Pork w/Sauerkraut, Kielbasa, Hot Dogs, Whipped Potatoes w/Gravy, Corn, Brussel Sprouts, Applesauce, Tossed Salad, Rolls & Butter, Beverage and Dessert.
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SOME OF THE pumpkins that will be on display at Penn State’s sixth Pumpkin Festival Oct. 14-15 at the Arboretum.
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STATE COLLEGE — It is hard to beat the fall season in Centre County, with the cool crisp weather and beautiful fall foliage. Centre Region Parks and Recreation offers many opportunities for people in the area be active and enjoy it all. “So much of the fall season in this area revolves around football, and that’s great,” said recreation supervisor Beth Lee, “but we want to offer people a chance to get outside and see what else the area has to offer.” Along with a multitude of ongoing wellness programs, CRPR has a few big upcoming fall events. From 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 16, CRPR will be holding a nature walk in Millbrook Marsh with a naturalist. It will give participants a chance to observe the seasonal changes that take place at the marsh, and
then take the information home so they can identify the changes in their own backyards, said Lee. Also upcoming for the organization is the 70th annual downtown Halloween Costume Parade at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 30. This State College tradition offers multiple prizes for different costume categories, including tiny tots (age 2 and younger), movie characters, group costumes and more. New this year is a category for people dressed in costumes themed after their favorite apps or websites, such as Pokemon or Minecraft. “This is such a long-standing community tradition; we have people who walked in this parade when they were younger and now are bringing their grandkids,” said Lee. “The creativity of the costumes is always so much fun to see.” On Thursday, Oct. 27, CRPR is offering a bus trip to Grove City to visit the outlets and other shops in the area. Lee said the
trip is open to all ages and offers a chance to get some holiday shopping started early. Also new this fall for CRPR is a 7,000-square-foot senior center in the Nittany Mall, which will replace the current center. Opening soon, the large new center will be able to offer many new programs and services for seniors in the area. Most of the organized recreation and fitness programs that CRPR offers, such as Zumba, yoga classes and sports leagues, are currently in progress, but the new sessions start in early November. “Starting in November offers people a chance to get moving and help them stay active leading into the holiday season, so it’s a great time to do one of these programs,” said Lee. Along with the fitness and sports programs, the organization offers book clubs, computer education classes, arts and crafts and other passive activity classes to
engage the mind as well as the body. “We like to encourage people to have well-balanced wellness with our many different activities,” said Lee. For more information, visit www.crpr. org/index.html.
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ON OCT. 16, from 2 to 4 p.m., Centre Region Parks and Recreation offers a chance to take a nature walk in Millbrook Marsh with a naturalist.
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Who doesn’t love a Punkin’ Chunkin’ Festival? By CONNIE COUSINS
HOWARD — On Oct. 22, the Howard Volunteer Fire Department will present its main fundraiser for the year — the Punkin’ Chunkin’ Festival at Bald Eagle State Park — from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is free, but goodwill offerings will be accepted. “This year will be bigger and better than ever,” said George Demchak, who founded the festival in 2011. “This is a familyfriendly atmosphere that will provide attendees with good food, family fun, music and shopping. A wood carver is going to display his skill and a magician will amaze the visitors.” The local event has been recognized by the World Championship Punkin’ Chunkin Association, which is sponsoring the world championships in Bridgeville, Del., Friday, Nov. 4, through Sunday, Nov. 6.
The championships can be viewed on Discovery Science Channel on Saturday, Nov. 26. The punkin’ chunkin’ is a celebration of backyard engineers, innovation and science, according to the network. During the first year of the Howard FD festival, there were only two machines to handle the chunkin’. This year, there will be seven. There are different types, including air-powered cannons, humanpowered cannons and the trebuchet, which drops 900 pounds of concrete for its launching force. There are mini-launchers, too, which will be available for visitors to try their hand at chunkin’ a pumpkin. “The pumpkins, that are ornamental only, are hurled at breakneck speed into the water,” said Demchak. “Two boats are circling to pick the pieces out of the water. The remains will return to the Amish farmers who sup-
ply the pumpkins as food for their pigs.” There is a small charge for the minilaunching. “Fat Jimmy,” a punkin’ chunkin’ personality, will attend the festival. He has been featured on Discovery Channel and on NBC with his punkin’ chunkin’ machine.
“The Smokin’ Lamas,” who have a centrifical force launcher, will be attending, too. They hail from southeastern Pennsylvania. According to Demchak, the Howard Fire Department is hoping for a great turnout, but whether 10 or hundreds attend, it promises to be a good time.
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County teams face tough tests in Week 8 By PAT ROTHDEUTSCH
nothing better than to get back into the conversation by knocking off the conference leaders, and the Panthers have more than enough athletes to make this game interesting. Kickoff is 7 p.m. at CD East.
Two Centre County football teams came through with compelling wins in high school action on Oct. 7. The State College Little Lions came from behind against previously unbeaten Cumberland Valley and ultimately prevailed 20-16 in a battle of Mid-Penn powers. Just as impressive, the Bellefonte Raiders intercepted four passes at Penns Valley and scored 21 unanswered second-half points in a 35-7 win over the Rams. It was Bellefonte’s most impressive win of the season. This week, all six county teams are back at it, and all six face difficult tests with teams including Central Dauphin East, Central and Clearfield on the schedule. Games are Friday night unless noted otherwise.
STATE COLLEGE (6-0) AT CENTRAL DAUPHIN EAST (4-2)
On Oct. 8, C.D. East committed five turnovers, including a defensive touchdown, and lost to archrival Central Dauphin 34-18 in a critical Mid-Penn matchup. The Panthers fell behind 20-3 at halftime and then 27-10 midway through the fourth quarter. East had the ball at that point with a chance to draw closer, but Central Dauphin’s Harry Padilla scooped up a fumble and returned it for a touchdown to sew up the CD win.
CENTRAL (6-1) AT BELLEFONTE (4-3)
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BELLEFONTE’S DEXTER GALLISHAW, 21, runs with the ball against Penns Valley in the Red Raiders’ 35-7 win Oct. 7, as PV’s Brett Hammer, 26, closes in. In foreground is Bellefonte’s Jaiden Boone, 2. East was led by its usual go-to players — quarterback Kane Everson, running back Tyshaun Pollard and wide receiver Aaron Arp — but the Panthers could not overcome their miscues. State College, on the other hand, is coming into Harrisburg after a signature
win over Cumberland Valley. It was a struggle for both teams throughout, with the Little Lions driving 93 yards for the winning score late in the fourth quarter. The will have to do it again if they want to remain unbeaten and in control of their own fate in the Mid-Penn. East would like
The Central Dragons made short work of Philipsburg-Osceola on Oct. 7 with a 50-14 win over the Mounties. The victory kept Central on the heels of Mountain League leader Clearfield, but time, and games, are running out for the Dragons. Central relies heavily on the multitalented Alex Hoenstine, who can line up almost anywhere in the Dragon offense. Against P-O, Hoenstine ran for 118 yards, completed two passes for 31 yards and caught two passes for another 16 yards. He scored three offensive touchdowns and capped the night off with a 53-yard interception return for another touchdown. Bellefonte features a balanced attack headed by running back Dexter Gallishaw, quarterback Tyler Kreger and receivers Tanner Helms, Jaiden Boone and Cade Fortney. Gallishaw, Boone and Fortney scored all of the Raiders’ touchdowns in their big win at Penns Valley last week. Bellefonte is a team steadily making progress, and this game will be a quick measure of how far the Raiders have come. Kickoff is at 7 p.m. at Rogers Stadium Week 8, Page 24
State College executes winning play on second try By PAT ROTHDEUTSCH email@example.com
STATE COLLEGE — State College High quarterback Tyler Snyder has just begun to understand the play that propelled his team to a thrilling 20-16 victory over Cumberland Valley on Oct. 7 at Memorial Field. Stuck on his own 7-yard line, down late by three points, Snyder found wide receiver Noah Woods open across the middle for a 36-yard gain and a crucial first down. Five plays later, after another catch by Woods and two by Brandon Clark, Pete Haffner crashed in from 15 yards out for the go-ahead touchdown, and SC held on for its sixth win of the season without a loss. There was just over three minutes left to play when Haffner scored. “I’ll be honest,” Snyder said. “That play, I haven’t really learned that well until this year. I’ve been in the system for three years, and I’ve finally understood the concept this year. “Noah (Woods) was wide in space and he got us those yards for the first down, and that really gave us the momentum for us to go down and take the lead in the game.” The Snyder-to-Woods connection was actually a do-over. The two got together on the same play, for almost the same result, on the snap before. A holding call, however, negated the gain and brought the ball back to the SC seven. No problem. Snyder and Woods just did it again. “We got it twice,” State College coach Matt Lintal said. “We converted twice. There aren’t too many plays in the playbook, but there are playmakers on this field. We just have to figure out ways to get them the football and let them make plays.
“Tyler (Snyder) put it on Noah (Woods) twice in a row, and Noah made some big plays.” Cumberland Valley more than challenged the Little Lions, especially in the first half. Led by all-purpose wide receiver Charlie Katsir and quarterback Jared Plessinger, the Eagles scored a touchdown and a field goal after two long drives to take a 9-7 second quarter lead. Then, with just seconds left in the half, Alex Hetzel intercepted a Snyder pass along the left sideline and took it 80 yards for a pick-6. The play, Cumberland Valley’s second defensive score in two games, sent CV into the locker room with a 16-7 lead. It would also represent the last points the Eagles would score in the game. “The walk up to our locker room was silent,” Snyder said. “No one was saying anything. We got into the locker room, and we just said, ‘Guys, this is not over yet. It’s time for us to step up. This is our stadium and we are a better team.’” The talk proved to be effective. The State College defense gave up a total of 45 yards in the second half and forced four consecutive Cumberland Valley punts. The Little Lions crept to within 16-10 on a field goal by Jack Sheehan in the third quarter, and then to 16-13 on another one by Sheehan on the first play of the fourth quarter. Still, after an exchange of punts, SC remained down by three with time running out. Fortunately for SC, Snyder and the Lion passing game were starting to click at just the right time. “Once you get in a rhythm it’s easy to keep going,” Snyder said. “I didn’t start out hot; I missed a couple passes I should have made. And once I started hitting those passes, it kept me going forward.”
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STATE COLLEGE HIGH quarterback Tyler Snyder, 14, hands off to Pete Haffner, 34, in the Little Lions’ 20-16 victory over Cumberland Valley on Oct. 7. State College took over on its own 20yard line facing a dwindling clock following CV’s third punt of the second half. The Little Lions lost 3 yards on two plays, and then Snyder hit Woods for 25 yards and a big first down to keep the drive going. But it all came back and SC had to do it all over again. Which the Lions did. A subsequent run by Haffner, two completions to Clark, another to Woods, and State College had a first down on the Cumberland Valley 15. Haffner took the handoff and wasn’t touched until he bowled over a CV defender at the goal line. Cumberland Valley had a last chance,
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but the Little Lion defense stepped up one final time. The Eagles gained just one yard in three plays and had to punt the ball away. From there, after a first-down run by Haffner, the Little Lions ran out the clock. “I’m just so proud of these kids,” Lintal said. “They never quit. They never stop believing, and they trust each other. I’m overjoyed with their performance here tonight.” State College is now 6-0 for the season and 2-0 in the Mid-Penn Colonial. The Little Lions will next travel to Central Dauphin East on Friday, Oct. 14, to take on the Panthers.
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Halifax offense proves to be too much for Wolves By MICHAEL D. KRESOVICH Special to the Gazette
Despite having the home field advantage and hosting homecoming festivities, St. Joseph’s Catholic Academy fell to Halifax on Oct. 7, as the Wildcats’ experience and strength were too much for the young Wolves. The teams battled through treacherous weather, and were forced to run the ball over the course of the game. Totaling 444 yards of offense, Halifax could not be stopped, defeating the Wolves by a score of 53-8. The Wildcats were led by senior quarterback Mason Erdman, who was 7-for-10 in passing, with three touchdowns and 140 yards through the air. With most of its scoring coming in the opening quarter of the contest, it was all about the Wildcats. Turnovers were a major problem for the Wolves, throwing three interceptions during the game, as well as losing a fumble. The fumble was scooped up by Jake Paul and returned 37 yards for a Wildcats
touchdown. That was not the only thing that the Wolves saw from Paul. Paul caught a touchdown pass, dashed 67 yards for a score and was a force on the defensive side of the ball as well. As for the Wolves, it was not easy to move the ball. There was one bright spot in the Wolves’ offense, and that came from junior quarterback Brendan Robinson. Robinson eclipsed 100 yards rushing on only 17 carries. He also registered the lone score for the Wolves when he rushed for a touchdown with seven minutes remaining in the game. Steve Guthoff, head coach of the Wolves, was impressed by the display of toughness presented by his team. “They played tough, not well,” Guthoff said. Despite the lack of numbers — down to 15 players on the roster — the team from Boalsburg does not back down from any team that appears next on the schedule. The Wolves head to Bloomsburg Saturday, Oct. 15, to battle Columbia Montour Vo-Tech.
High School Sports Schedule Oct. 13-19 BALD EAGLE AREA
Boys’ soccer — Oct. 15, Juniata; Oct. 17, at Tyrone; Oct. 19, at Bellefonte Cross-country — Oct. 19, at PV Football — Oct. 14, Clearfield Girls’ soccer — Oct. 17, Tyrone; Oct. 18, West Branch Volleyball — Oct. 13, P-O; Oct. 18, at Central
Boys’ soccer — Oct. 13, at P-O; Oct. 17, at Central; Oct. 19, BEA
Cross-country — Oct. 19, at PV Football — Oct. 14, Central Girls’ soccer — Oct. 17, Bedford; Oct. 18, Central Volleyball — Oct. 18, at Clearfield; Oct. 19, P-O
Boys’ soccer — Oct. 15, at Huntingdon; Oct. 17, Clearfield; Oct. 19, at Tyrone Cross-country — Oct. 12, at Schedule, Page 25
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CLEARFIELD (6-1) AT BALD EAGLE AREA (3-4)
The Bison have proven so far to be the team to beat in the Mountan League. Their only loss came in Week 1 against 6-A DuBois, 30-20, and since then they have run off six in a row. That list includes a 30-28 win at home over powerful Central. With Central trailing just behind in the standings, Clearfield cannot afford to stumble and will be ready to play at BEA. Bison quarterback Isaac Rumery passes for 150 yards per game, and a host of running backs — led by senior Seth Caldwell — pile up over 210 more yards every time out. Beside the two-pointer over Central, the Bison’s closest win was by a 14-point margin. BEA is coming into this game on a three-game losing streak that includes a disappointing 30-19 loss Oct. 7 to Hundingdon. The Eagles took a third-quarter 19-14 lead over the Bearcats, but they couldn’t hold on as Huntingdon scored 16 unanswered points down the stretch for the win. BEA can pile up yards and has played solid defense overall so far this season, but mistakes have been hurting the Eagles lately. This week, BEA simply has to eliminate the miscues altogether to stay competitive. Kickoff is at 7 p.m.
PENNS VALLEY (2-5) AT CHESTNUT RIDGE (4-3)
Penns Valley is a team better than its record indicates, but a combination of a tough schedule and a disappointing loss Oct. 7 to Bellefonte have the Rams at 2-5. This week, PV will travel to Chestnut Ridge, a team that has been up and down so far this season. The Lions have beaten Everett (29-15), Mussleman, W.Va., (38-30), P-O (42-0) and Mountain Ridge on Oct. 7 by a score of 28-19. But losses to Allegheny, Central and BEA have hurt, and their record is now 4-3. This is CR’s third Mountain League contest, and at 1-1, this game is important because it would put it just a game out of first place, not to mention the AA playoff
implications. The Lions rely heavily on junior allpurpose back Logan Hauk. Hauk leads the team in passing (908 yards, eight touchdowns) and rushing (363 yards, two touchdowns), and he accounts for more than 200 yards per game of total offense for CR. In all, the Lions gain slightly more passing than running (152 to 120), and they have an opportunistic defense that has eight sacks, eight interceptions and six fumble recoveries. For Penns Valley to get back into the win column, quarterback Andrew Tobias and his offense can’t repeat the fourturnover effort of last week. That done, the Rams have enough offense to take this one and move to 3-5. Kickoff is at 7 p.m.
HUNTINGDON (3-4) AT PHILIPSBURG-OSCEOLA (0-7)
Huntingdon is another hot-and-cold team, but the Bearcats do have wins over both BEA and Penns Valley this season. Huntingdon has gone over 29 points five times and twice over 45. The Bearcats are primarily a running team (210 yards per game), but quarterback Andrew Hudy can throw it if he gets the opportunity. He’s chalked up 507 yards and five touchdowns through the air, but he would much rather hand it to junior running back Ian Border. Border is at 806 yards for the season on the ground, with 14 touchdowns and four games over 100 yards. It’s difficult to see the small incremental improvements in P-O, but coach Mike Mann and his staff are confident that the Mounties are making progress. P-O has played the run well and it will be important for it to concentrate on slowing down Border. Physically, P-O probably matches up better in this one than it did in the last few weeks. Kickoff is at 7 p.m.
ST. JOSEPH’S ACADEMY (1-6) AT COLUMBIA-MONTOUR VO-TECH (1-6)
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LIONS SPLIT OPENING SERIES
PENN STATE’S Peyton Jones (31) makes a save as Brandon Biro (10) battles Ryan Garvey (9) of St. Lawrence Oct. 6 at Pegula Ice Arena. The Lions defeated No. 16 St. Lawrence, 4-2, in their season opener, but lost, 6-3, Oct. 7. Penn State’s next game is against Mercyhurst in Erie on Oct. 14.
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Thriller over Minnesota has women’s volleyball flying high JASON ROLLISON
The mood inside Rec Hall was lively as the Penn State women’s volleyball team geared up to take on the No. 1 ranked Minnesota Golden Gophers on Oct. 5. It was a white-out. The Blue Band was in the house. Fans were supplied with reversible signs reading “Kill!” and “Ace!” By the time Simone Lee finished the match with one of her 30 kills, the Nittany Lions had upended the Gophers, and pandemonium ensued. In an increasingly competitive Big Ten landscape, coach Russ Rose’s charges had made a statement. “I thought it was an exciting match,” Rose said, quite understatJason Rollison edly, after the match. “The crowd was is a sports terrific. The Blue Band kicked it up commentator. an octave for us at the end there, and Email him that was big. at jason@ “I thought the kids rallied in situpiratesbreakdown. ations where they gave up some big com. leads. We gave Minnesota five, six point leads early on. I thought Simone had a good night offensively.” Rose’s nature is not one that could be considered “rahrah.” So it should come as no surprise that he labeled Lee’s night as a “good” one. In fact, it was downright impressive. Lee ended up with 30 kills, an impressive number by any measure, and the most by any Big Ten player in any single match this season. After the game, Lee was clearly channeling her coach through her understated reaction to her incredible game. “I think the middle blockers did a fantastic job,” Lee said. “Everyone did such an amazing job. It was an incredible feeling.” The match itself started in epic fashion. With each set normally played to 25 and winners having to win by at least two points, one could look at the 29-27 first-set score and conclude that it must have been close to start. In fact, it was not. The Nittany Lions were down by 15 at one point before a dramatic, frenzied comeback captured the first set for the home team. “It changed the whole outlook,” junior Haleigh Washington said when asked what winning the first set did for the club. “I don’t think it would have changed the way we’d play (if the Lions did not win the first set), but it is definitely a different dynamic when you win the first set.” Washington’s words were on point, as Penn State lost two consecutive sets before winning the fourth to force a fifth set. NCAA volleyball rules are such that what could be a marathon affair through the first four sets ends in a flurry with a fifth set played to just 15. Scoring points in chunks is paramount, but on this night, the two clubs traded barbs equally. Once the team’s switched sides after Penn State scored the eighth point, the Lions went on a fantastic run that sealed the upset. The thrilling victory, coupled with the follow-up threeset win over Rutgers, vaulted Penn State to a No. 10 NCAA
ranking. They are now tied at the top of the Big Ten with Wisconsin, each boasting 6-0 conference records. The two teams will clash in Madison on Friday, Oct. 28. By virtue of her 30 kills, Lee took home the Big Ten Player of the Week award. Between two matches played, the junior averaged 5.1 kills per set, hitting .321 for the week. For good measure, she added 12 digs. The award was her first, and the first for Penn State since Oct. 26, 2015, when Washington took home the honors. As Lee alluded to in her postgame comments, the entire club had to play at a high level to upend Minnesota, and junior setter Abby Dettering took home Setter of the Week honors as a result. Dettering averaged an incredible 12.6 assists per set, resulting in a whopping 101 total number. It was her first career award, and Penn State’s first Setter of the Week honor since Bryanna Weiskircher took the title last Nov. 2. The Lions (14-3, 6-0 Big Ten) now hit the road, visiting Purdue (11-6, 1-5 Big Ten) on Friday, Oct. 10, at 8 p.m. before facing Indiana (12-7, 1-5 Big Ten) the next night at 7 p.m. qqq During the post-game comments, freshman Kendall White commented, unprompted, on the fans’ amped-up support. “I think it’s awesome, too, when they talked trash on the other team,” White said. “We love great sportsmanship here at Penn State,” Washington corrected. “And I think when they support us, that is really good sportsmanship, and we love that.” “That’s why I bring her here,” Rose said of Washington, after a beat that served as perfect comic timing.
Schedule,, from page 24 Hollidaysburg; Oct. 19, at PV Football — Oct. 14, at Chestnut Ridge Girls’ soccer — Oct. 13, at Juniata; Oct. 18, at Clearfield Volleyball — Oct. 13, Central; 18, at Huntingdon; Oct. 19, at Hollidaysburg
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Fischer leads P-O boys to district golf championship JOHN DIXON
HOLLIDAYSBURG — PhilipsburgOsceola golfer Carter Fischer placed fourth, shooting a two-day score of 160, leading his team to the PIAA District VI Boys AA Golf Championship. The P-O golfers posted a twoday total of 693, besting runner-up Northern Cambria, with a team score of 696. The championship was held Oct. 5 and 6 at the Scotch Valley Country Club outside of Hollidaysburg. The AA boys’ top eight individual scores qualified for the PIAA West Regional Championship, scheduled for Monday, Oct. 17, at Chestnut Ridge Golf Club in Blairsville. John Dixon covers The top qualifier, with a two-day golf for The Centre total of 155, was Brennen Moran from County Gazette. Richland High School. Other qualiEmail him at fiers for the championship and their sports@centre scores are: Andrew Ferguson, Tyrone, countygazette.com. 159; Hunter Duriez, Northern Cambria, 160 (placed third in card-off); Fischer, P-O, 160 (placed fourth in card-off); Alex Kiepert, Central Cambria, 162; Luke Tercek, Bishop McCort 164; Payton Guelich, P-O, 165; and Trey Heffelfinger, Mount Union, 167. Three Centre County golfers just missed the cut: Jack Mangene, St. Joseph’s, 170; Tyler Singer, P-O, 170; and Matt Steyers, St. Joseph’s, 185. With the district win, Philipsburg-Osceola advances to the District 5 and 6 sub-regional tourney being held at Sunnehanna Country Club in Johnstown on Thursday, Oct. 13. The Mounties will play District 5 AA champion Rockwood. In Class AAA, State College posted a team score of 697 to finish third behind champion Altoona’s 686 and runnerup Hollidaysburg’s 695. The Little Lions’ Christian Friberg carded a 36-hole score of 159 to finish second individually and advances to the PIAA West Regional.
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THE PHILIPSBURG-OSCEOLA boys’ golf team captured the PIAA District IV AA golf championship recently at Scotch Valley Country Club outside of Hollidaysburg. The team shot a two-day total of 693, besting runner-up Northern Cambria by three strokes. Pictured, from left, are Jared Anderson, head coach Jordan Albright, Brandon Singer, Carter Fischer, Payton Guelich and Tyler Singer.
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OCTOBER 13-19, 2016
Season’s second half will clarify Lions’ progress By PAT ROTHDEUTSCH firstname.lastname@example.org
UNIVERSITY PARK — Few Penn State football fans would disagree with the statement that the Nittany Lions aren’t there yet. The problem with this team — and the Penn State program in general — is that it is very difficult to define where “there” is. Is it becoming bowl eligible? Another winning season? In the Top 25? Top 10? Or vying for the Big Ten East or even a national title? All of those expectations are out there, and more. Every game, it seems, is pivotal for some important reasons, and that’s because as a team’s aspirations rise, so does the importance of every game. There is very little room for error at the top of college football. That’s why Penn State’s loss at Pitt was decried as being very bad, as close as it was, and the worse loss at Michigan was seen as being much worse. After both games, everything up to and including the head coach was being called into question. After wins the opposite happens. Things then are seen more in the light of what positives there were about the Lions’ performance and how those positives are going to translate into more wins as the season progresses. So now may be a good time, with the regular season exactly half over and the bye week coming up, to look at the first six games as a whole and try to assess where this Penn State team actually stands. Penn State is 4-2 and has won its last two games. The loss to Pitt came in a game that the Lions could have won if one or two things would have gone right down the stretch. Still, the team was doomed by a poor first half. Against Michigan, it was simply a matter of running into an experienced, talented team playing at the top of its game. It
was a blowout and a learning experience for a young PSU team. What happened in the two games after that is perhaps more important in the long run than what happened in Ann Arbor. Minnesota and Maryland are both good football teams and both were undefeated and highly motivated when they showed up at Beaver Stadium. Penn State could have completely lost its confidence after Michigan and gone into panic mode, but it didn’t. Somehow, led by Trace McSorley and Saquon Barkley, the team found a way to come back and tie Minnesota and then win the game in overtime. Then the underdog Nittany Lions flew all around the field, on offense and defense, and stomped on Maryland, 38-14, for their fourth win. It was the kind of complementary performance that coaches talk about. The defense made plays when it had to, and the offense ate up yardage, held on to the football, and ran the ball to the tune of 372 yards. Barkley had 202 of those yards and a game-changing touchdown run at the end of the second quarter. That’s all good, and there’s more. The offensive line, according to head coach James Franklin, is improving. “It’s simple,” Franklin said. “We’re matured and growing up front. We’re more physical up front on the offensive line. We’re sustaining blocks and getting hat on hat. When you’re able to do that, you’re going to have a successful offense no matter how you run it. “It starts up front. Everyone thinks this offense is like a magic wand. If you’re good up front, you have the chance to be successful and that’s the difference — we’re getting better on the offensive line.” Coordinator Joe Moorhead’s offense, at least since the second half of the Minnesota game, is starting to perform as advertised. Everyone knows what kind of threat Barkley is, but McSorley is becoming more
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PENN STATE’S DaeSean Hamilton (5) and Mike Gesicki celebrate after a first-quarter touchdown against Maryland as DeAndre Thompkins (3) gets ready to join in. aggressive running the ball and is drawing defenders away from Barkley (and it was hard not to notice how well Tommy Stevens can run). Consequently, the better the running game, the more passing opportunities will become available. The Nittany Lion defense is doing a lot of bending, but the fact is that it has given up just three touchdowns in the last two games. The defenders also came up with two important turnovers against Maryland, especially the fumble forced by Koa Farmer after the Terps blocked a Penn State punt. There’s bad news as well, of course. The injury situation just gets worse, and although not for sure as of this writing, OT Andrew Nelson may be the latest player
gone due to injury. The bye week may help get some players back, but the linebacker corps remains very thin. The other side of that coin is when players filter back, more and more game-experienced men will be available. The other bad news is that immediately after the bye, the other Big 10 Goliath will come into Beaver Stadium with a big chip on its shoulder. That would be Ohio State. There will be time to analyze the Buckeyes before the Saturday, Oct. 22, game — OSU will play at very good Wisconsin this week — but this no doubt will be another difficult exam for the Lions. Nonetheless, after the failing grade they got at Michigan, there’s no doubt that Franklin and his players will be diligently preparing for the retest.
Grading the Lions: This week’s report card is glowing By BEN JONES statecollege.com
Penn State took care of business Oct. 8, picking up the fourth win of the season and a second victory in Big Ten play. With more than 300 yards on the ground and an effective air attack, this was one of the most complete games under James Franklin.
All things considered it’s hard to imagine a game that Penn State’s offense plays better. Sure, there were missed opportunities and a few drives that went backwards, but 38 points, 372 yards on the ground and 152 through the air is about as balanced as you get. The sign of an offense working shouldn’t be if every drive is perfect, simply that it’s able to get back on track and move the ball. The Nittany Lions were 5-of-13 on third down which is an improvement on earlier struggles. Saquon Barkley was in his best form
with a career high 202 yards and a 45-yard touchdown run to show for it. Similarly, Trace McSorley had perhaps his best game as starting quarterback with 81 yards on the ground and 152 through the air. If anything is surprising about this performance, it’s simply that Chris Godwin didn’t catch a single pass. DeAndre Thompkins continues to be a deep ball threat with a 70-yard touchdown and Mike Gesicki had an efficient four catches for 26 yards. DaeSean Hamilton also came up with two good grabs. Penn State was almost entirely a ground attack team Oct. 8, but when the ball had to be thrown, a 10-for-19 mark and two TDs is just about all you can ask for. This wasn’t the best offensive performance in all of college football that day, but it was about as good as Penn State has looked all year, so it has to be an A.
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PENN STATE running back Saquon Barkley scores a second-quarter touchdown Oct. 8 in the Nittany Lions’ 38-14 win against Maryland at Beaver Stadium. Barkley rushed for 202 yards in the game.
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SPECIAL TEAMS: B
Report card, from page 28 mark and 40-plus points on three occasions a bit of a misleading set of stats, but the Terrapins were still a threat to score in bunches Oct. 8 and they didn’t. Outside of a long touchdown run early in the game and a short field to work with on the only other touchdown of the day, Maryland really had nothing to show for its efforts. Penn State’s defense only gave up two drives all day that lasted over three minutes and one of them came while the game was well in hand. Brandon Smith picked up his first career interception, which felt like a bit of karma for the incorrect ejection call a few weeks prior. Koa Famer also had a sack fumble that was about as violent as they come. Maryland quarterback Perry Hills missing some of the game due to injury didn’t help the overall numbers, but the Terps finished with just 270 yards of offense and 4-of13 on third down. Ty Johnson had two catches for 69 yards, but, really, nobody on the Maryland offense did much of note consistently throughout the game.
A blocked punt hurts this grade, but the fact Will Likely was held to a punt return long of 5 yards flips it back in the positive. Penn State’s return game was unremarkable, but the offense was doing well enough that it wasn’t a game of field position to begin with. Miles Sanders continues to show glimpses of why he could be a good return man but a fumble, which he recovered, and a questionable return decision early in the game show some of his youth. Blake Gillikin appears to be hurt in some fashion, but Daniel Pasquariello got the job done on his two punts, both landing inside the 20. This unit has had better days, but Maryland’s best weapon was held in check, which is about all you can ask for. Joey Julius did have a kick go out of bounds, as well.
At the end of the day, Penn State played its most complete game of the season against a team that, at least in theory, was one of the better opponents on the schedule so far. The Nittany Lions will have to play even better if they’re going to hang with Ohio State, but all told, this is about as good as it gets for this particular team.
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Good, bad and ugly: Lots of positives against Maryland n The good — Anytime a football team runs for more than 350 yards — in this case 372 — there are bound to be a ton of points on the board. Penn State effectively ran against Maryland beginning in its first possession and continued the entire game. Saquon Barkley broke out with 202 yards for the day, and just as important, Trace McSorley kept the Terps defenders honest with 81 yards of his own. Penn State would certainly like to see more of this kind of production from its running game in the second half of the season. This game turned on three crucial plays by the Nittany Lions. One was Koa Farmer’s sack and forced fumble on Maryland quarterback Perry Hills. The play came just after a blocked punt and immediately squashed any momentum Maryland gained from the blocked punt. The next was Barkley’s 45-yard touchdown run as time ran out in the first half. It gave Penn State a 10-point lead going into halftime and negated a late first-half Maryland touchdown by Tyrrell Pigrome, which happened just 37 second before Barkley’s. Finally, it was game-set-match when McSorley and DeAndre Thompkins teamed up for a 70-yard bomb in the third quarter and a 31-14 Nittany Lions advantage. n The bad — Not much here, but the Lions had a turnover and some costly penalties (six in all for 45 yards). In another game with a closer score, those things could have been troublesome. But not in this one. n The ugly — What is it with guys illegally hitting Joey Julius and getting kicked out of the game? This happened for the second week in a row, and if it wasn’t for the different uniforms, the hit on Julius looked almost exactly the same — and just as ugly. The injury to OT Andrew Nelson was not so much ugly as it was somber and disturbing. Here’s a guy who worked long and hard to come back from a previous injury and was just hitting his stride at right tackle. And, now, another injury and likely another arduous rehabilitation.
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Depression in elderly adults difficult to identify Special to the Gazette STATE COLLEGE – Depression is more than simply feeling sad or down. It’s a mood disorder that causes a persistent feeling of sadness, loss of interest and has an impact on how you feel, think and behave. Depression can affect anyone at any age, including adults later in life and elderly adults. “Clinical depression is actually common in the elderly, but that doesn’t mean it should be ignored or left untreated,” said Dr. Victoria Devan, family physician at Geisinger Scenery Park. “However, it can be difficult to identify depression in elderly adults.” That’s because the elderly tend to display symptoms of depression differently. It’s also often confused with the effects of other illnesses and the medications used to treat them. “Significant life changes that come with age can put you at risk of depression,” said Devan. “Health issues, illness, disability, chronic pain, loneliness, isolation, a reduced sense of purpose, recent loss of friends and family, fears of death or dying, and anxiety over finances and health can all trigger depression.” Symptoms of depression include: n Fatigue n Sadness n Loss of interest in activities or hobbies that you once enjoyed n Social withdrawal and isolation n Weight loss or loss of appetite n Worries about being a burden n Feelings of worthlessness or selfloathing n Sleep disturbances, including having
difficulty falling or staying asleep, oversleeping or daytime sleepiness n Fixation on death or thoughts of suicide However, according to Devan, these symptoms may be overlooked by the depressed adult or by their loved ones. “You may assume feeling down or depressed is just a part of aging, you may be isolated with few people around to notice your symptoms, you may be reluctant to talk about your feelings, and you may not know your physical complaints are actually signs of depression.” Sometimes depressed seniors may deny feeling sad or depressed, but they still have depression. Other red flags of depression that are unique to elderly adults include: n Unexplained aches and pains n Memory problems n Lack of motivation and energy n Slowed movement and speech n Irritability n Neglecting personal care, such as forgetting medications, skipping meals or neglecting hygiene n Feelings of hopelessness or helplessness “Certain medical problems can cause depression in seniors either directly or as a psychological reaction to the illness,” said Devan. Medical issues linked to depression in older adults include Parkinson’s disease, stroke, heart disease, cancer, diabetes, thyroid disorders, dementia, Alzheimer’s disease, lupus, multiple sclerosis and vitamin B12 deficiency. Late-life depression affects about 6 million Americans age 65 and older; however only 10 percent receive treatment.
ELDERLY PEOPLE tend to display symptoms of depression differently, according to experts. It’s also often confused with the effects of other illnesses and the medications used to treat them. “There are several treatment options available for depression, including medication, counseling, psychotherapy or a combination of treatments,” said Devan. “When it comes to antidepressants, they are considered effective in elderly adults, but there’s a risk of side effects or potential reactions to other medications that should be considered.” She also noted that, in addition to medical treatments, the more active mentally, socially and physically you are, the better you’ll feel.
“Depression may make you not want to do anything or see anyone, but isolation and inactivity can make your depression worse.” Combat that by trying to get exercise, trying to connect with others, getting enough sleep, eating a healthy diet, pursuing hobbies or past times you used to enjoy, learning a new skill to spark your imagination and creativity, taking care of a pet for exercise and to keep you company, and finding opportunities to laugh.
Alumnus works to eliminate stigma of mental illness By JENNIFER MILLER Penn State Live
UNIVERSITY PARK — When Kevin Lynch enrolled in the Penn State World Campus Master of Health Administration program in 2012, he was following a strategic two-part plan. The first part was vocational: earn a master’s degree to position himself for his dream job as a chief operating officer of
a hospital. The second part was paternal: prove to his 26-year-old son that he was not too old to go to college by returning to school himself at 49. Father and son would pursue their degrees together, as a team. Then the plan derailed. Before applying to college, Lynch said his son, who was diagnosed with bipolar disorder as a child, served eight years in prison with six years in isolation. Following his release, Lynch said his son’s condi-
tion had worsened and he was unable to receive necessary treatment as resources were unavailable. Instead, he found ways to self-medicate. One week before Lynch and his son were to start school, his son was found with heroin, a probation violation, and a judge sent him back to state prison. Despite Lynch’s devastation, he decided to proceed with the MHA program in the College of Health and Human Development. As part of the program, students are required to complete a capstone project, which culminates with an oral presentation. Lynch decided to investigate the connection between arrests and people who suffer from mental illnesses.
“I read and researched over 900 pages of information. My final paper and presentation was right around 170 pages,” Lynch said. “Every page, without exception, I sent to my son. I wanted him to read what I was reading so he could come to understand the illness that controlled his behaviors. I also wanted to show him that you don’t get to quit just because things get tough.” Lynch, a retired U.S. Navy submariner, graduated in December 2014. Soon after, at 51, he achieved his goal and received an offer for his dream job. But he turned it down. “I could not take this paper, which I invested hundreds and hundreds of hours Alumnus, Page 32
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Mount Nittany OB/ GYN welcomes Pulcini
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STATE COLLEGE — Mount Nittany Health has announced the addition of physician assistant Courtlynn Pulcini to Mount Nittany Physician Group OB/GYN. “I’m so excited to be here at Mount Nittany Physician Group,” said Pulcini. “I look forward to working with my patients, educating them and listening to them, so that together we can form a relationship where they feel comfortable and well cared for.” Pulcini earned both her bachelor’s degree in medical studies and her master’s degree in physician assistant studies from King’s College in WilkesCOURTLYNN Barre. She is a member of Aquinas PULCINI Honor Society, Alpha Epsilon Lambda Delta Honor Society and Pi Alpha Honor Society, the national honor society for physician assistants. “My philosophy as a health care provider has always focused on patient-centered care,” said Pulcini. “When my patients are happy, I’m happy.”
STATE COLLEGE — Mount Nittany Health recently announced the addition of Julia Burton, a certified registered nurse practitioner, to Mount Nittany Physician Group Pediatrics. “I absolutely love working with children,” said Burton. “This organization’s philosophy of compassionate, preventative care for children is closely aligned with my own, and I’m excited to be joining the Mount Nittany Physician Group Pediatrics team.” Burton earned her bachelor’s degree in kinesiology from Penn State University and a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Villanova University. She earned her pediatric nurse practitioner master’s degree from Drexel Uni- JULIA BURTON versity, and was previously employed as a registered nurse with Mount Nittany Medical Center. Burton will see patients at Mount Nittany Physician Group Pediatrics Bellefonte and Boalsburg locations. For more information, call (844) 278-4600 or visit www. mymountnittanyhealth.com.
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Alumnus, from page 30 in, and put it in a drawer,” Lynch said. “I learned so much about this underserved population, the stigmas and genesis of them, and the disgraceful lack of funding and treatment for mental health, that I stepped back and committed the rest of my career to making a change — real change.” Following his new calling, Lynch founded the Quell Foundation, based in North Falmouth, Mass., which works to eliminate the social stigma of mental illness by providing scholarships to students entering the mental health care field and students who have been diagnosed with a mental health illness; educating communities to reduce suicides, drug overdoses and incarceration of people with treatable mental illnesses; and training first responders to recognize signs of mental distress. The Quell Foundation also launched the Lift the Mask project, a published compilation of personal mental health stories to encourage a judgment-free dialogue about mental health. Lynch hopes the book will ultimately be required reading for health care and first responder degree programs. In June, Lynch was invited to the White House for a panel discussion on mental health. It was there that Lynch lifted his own mask and revealed he suffers from depression. “When my son was arrested for the second time, I fell into an incredibly dark abyss. Being accepted into the MHA program at Penn State kept me from falling further. Instead of quitting, I went to a doctor and received the help I needed,” Lynch said. “When
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IN JUNE, Kevin Lynch was invited to the White House to participate in a panel discussion on mental health. I spoke at the White House it was the first time I have ever said this out loud, in public. I said, ‘I’m 6-feet, 4-inches, 240 pounds. I take depression medication. This is what mental health looks like, big deal.’” For more information, visit www.thequell foundation.org.
STATE COLLEGE — The Mental Health/Intellectual Disabilities/ Early Intervention Advisory Board is currently seeking new members. The function of this county’s board is to advise staff and the board of commissioners on program matters, consumer and employee satisfaction, service provider programs and contracts and funding issues. The board meets quarterly in January, April, July and October at 3 p.m. on the third Monday of the month in Suite 1200 at Summit Park. The Office of Mental Health/Intellectual Disabilities/Early Intervention and Drug and Alcohol provides the following services: n Public and private agencies that work together to treat persons with mental disability n Identification, evaluation and treatment for people with mental illness or intellectual disabilities n A range of treatment options to enable persons with mental illness or intellectual disabilities to remain in the community and lead productive lives n The goal of prevention of hospitalization or institutional care n Crisis intervention services n Comprehensive prevention, intervention, treatment and referral services for any person with drug and alcohol use/abuse issues n Information and referral assistance All services are confidential. Programs and services are based on the Recovery Model for Mental Health and Everyday Lives Principles for Intellectual Disabilities. All services are designed to support consumers and families, to eliminate stigma and to facilitate independence and inclusion. For more information, call the Centre County MH/ID/EI office at (814) 355-6782 .
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Poet laureate to deliver Emily Dickinson Lecture Penn State Live UNIVERSITY PARK — United States Poet Laureate, PEN/Beyond Margins Award winner and National Book Critics Circle Award winner Juan Felipe Herrera will deliver this year’s Emily Dickinson Lecture at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 19, in Paterno Library’s Foster Auditorium on the University Park campus of Penn State. Herrera, who has also served as California’s poet laureate, is the first Latino to hold the U.S. poet laureate position. He is the author of numerous collections of poems and has also written short stories, young adult novels and books of prose for children, including “Half the
World in Light,” which was adapted into a musical in New York City. Herrera has received the Americas Award from the Consortium of the Latin American Studies Program at the University of WisconsinMilwaukee for his JUAN FELIPE young adult novel HERRERA “Crashboomlove,” and the New Writer Award from the Ezra Jack Keats Foundation for his novel “Calling the Doves.” As the current poet laureate, Herrera is working on a project titled “La Casa de
Colores,” which features his own pieces and also seeks contributions from members of the community. When he is not writing, Herrera is a performance artist and activist on behalf of migrant and indigenous communities and at-risk youth. He currently lives in California and serves on the noard of chancellors of the Academy of American Poets. Although Herrera deals with heavy social and political topics in much of his work, NPR’s Craig Morgan Teicher describes Herrera and his poetry in a more positive light: “His wide-eyed amazement fortifies him with a joyful naiveté with which he meets the world, happy to encounter it again and again.” Similarly, The New York Times’ Dwight Garner admires the way Herrera’s “senses
are open toward the world and his bearing on the page is noble and entrancingly weird.” Stephen Burt, of The New York Times, praises Herrera, saying: “Many poets since the 1960s have dreamed of a new hybrid art, part oral, part written, part English, part something else: an art grounded in ethnic identity, fueled by collective pride, yet irreducibly individual too. Many poets have tried to create such an art: Herrera is one of the first to succeed.” The Emily Dickinson Lectureship in American Poetry is made possible through the generosity of Penn State alumni George and Barbara Kelly. Additional support for the event comes from the Penn State Department of English and the University Libraries.
School of Theatre launches commissioning project By AMY MILGRUB MARSHALL Penn State Live
Having a musical written just for you is a performer’s dream. And it’s one being lived by Penn State senior bachelor of fine arts musical theater students, who are currently working with up-and-coming writer and performer Joe Iconis, who was commissioned to develop a musical especially for the Class of 2017. “I’ve had the honor of working with Joe Iconis for many years,” said John Simpkins, head of the musical theater program. “He has an uncanny ability to capture the thoughts and feelings of humans and write them in a way that nobody else can.” Iconis set about capturing the thoughts and feelings of Penn State musical theater students in spring 2016, when he met that year’s junior class. He spent some time getting to know them artistically, and then devoted the next few months to writing a musical specifically geared to their talents. The current seniors are now rehearsing and developing that musical with Iconis and his creative team. “Penn State has a rich history with assisting new musicals in readings and workshops,” noted Simpkins. “This new initiative builds on that success, and now includes commissioning a writing team every year.” There will be an early reading of the new musical in January, but in the meantime, local audiences can experience Joe Iconis’ work when the School of Theatre presents the musical “Be More Chill” through Saturday, Oct. 15, at the Playhouse Theatre on the University Park campus. “Be More Chill” tells the story of an average teen who learns,
via a sci-fi twist, that getting everything you want is not always what it’s cracked up to be. “The protagonist, Jeremy, has a lesson to learn that is every bit as important as those of the dreamers and heroes that populate many musicals. … The very simple, but often elusive, message that ‘you are enough’ sits at the heart of the piece,” said Simpkins, director of “Be More Chill.” “We don’t have to change who we are in order to be cool, to be popular, to land the girl or boy of our dreams, or to find success in our life and career. We simply have to ‘be more chill’ and trust that others will value that humanity and individualism. It is a powerful message for all of us — and especially relevant for young artists going through their college experience.” “Be More Chill,” based on the novel by Ned Vizzini, has been previously produced only one time, at Two River Theater in Red Bank, N.J., in spring 2015. Iconis and Joe Tracz, who wrote the book for the musical, have been involved in the Penn State production process this fall. Iconis will present a post-show concert Thursday, Oct. 13, in the Playhouse Theatre, free to ticket holders. As part of the commissioning project, there will be performances of the new work both at University Park and in New York City each year. “Depending on the musical, the campus performance could be anything from a reading to a staged reading to a fuller realized staged workshop. The New York City performance will include both an industry reading and a concert at a musical theater venue,” explained Simpkins. According to Simpkins, there is a specific skillset required of actors working on new musicals. “There is no
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JOSEPH ALLEN takes on the demanding role of Jeremy in the Penn State Centre Stage production of “Be More Chill.”
research or previous production template to follow, and frequently the writer and creative team are making fast changes from first rehearsal all the way through preview performances. It is a skill that the well-rounded musical theater artist needs in their repertoire, and we’re so excited to announce this program as a way to expand our possibilities in this area.” For more information on Iconis, visit http://mrjoeiconis.com. For tickets and more information on “Be More Chill,” visit http://theatre.psu.edu/bemorechill.
Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra returns to Penn State Penn State Live UNIVERSITY PARK — The Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra, led by music and artistic director Jacek Kaspszyk and featuring guest pianist Seong-Jin Cho, will perform works by Ludwig van Beethoven and Johannes Brahms at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 28, in Eisenhower Auditorium. Cho, making his first U.S. tour, will join the orchestra for Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 3 in C minor, Op. 37. The orchestra will also perform Brahms’ Symphony No. 1 in C minor, Op. 68, and Mieczyslaw Weinberg’s “Polish Melodies,” Op. 47, No. 2. Seoul native Cho attracted worldwide attention after becoming the first South Korean to win the International Chopin Piano Competition in 2015. He also won high honors at the Tchaikovsky and Moscow piano contests, as
well as becoming the youngest first-prize winner at Hamamatsu International Piano Competition in Japan. At 22, Cho already shows a clear understanding of his performance material. Classical music website Bachtrack described Cho as having “an enviable ability to make every note sound distinct and clear, shaping and balancing each phrase perfectly.” “Understanding the mind of a composer would help me understand the historical and personal context behind each and every one of his works, which ultimately provides me with the tools to perform his works with more depth and meaning,” he said in an interview with the Center for the Performing Arts. Cho, who lives in Paris and studies piano with Michel Béroff, has performed with orchestras around the world. Earlier this year, he signed a recording
contract with Deutsche Grammophon. Since its debut performance in 1901, Warsaw Philharmonic has attracted distinguished musicians. In the years surrounding World War I, the “national orchestra of Poland” was known as one of the major musical institutions in Europe. It hosted famous conductors and soloists, including Sergei Prokofiev, Maurice Ravel, Richard Strauss, Edvard Grieg and Arthur Honegger. During World War II, German bomb raids destroyed the philharmonic’s performance hall. In 1950, the orchestra’s new director, Witold Rowicki, oversaw the establishment of an official venue for the orchestra, which later helped the ensemble to regain its position as Poland’s leading musical collective. Kaspszyk took over in 2013. Under his leadership, the orchestra started to stream its concerts online, and it has re-
corded three discs for Warner Classics and Deutsche Grammophon. He has conducted orchestras in Berlin, New York City, London, Prague and other music capitals. The orchestra has recorded more than 50 albums — one of which won a Grammy Award in 2012 — featuring mainly Polish composers. It has performed more than 140 international tours. Artistic Viewpoints, an informal moderated discussion featuring a visiting artist or artists, is offered in Eisenhower Auditorium one hour before the concert and is free for ticket holders. Artistic Viewpoints regularly fills to capacity, so seating is available on a first-arrival basis. Dotty and Paul Rigby sponsor the performance. WPSU is the media sponsor. For more information, visit http://cpa. psu.edu/events/warsaw-philharmonic or call (814) 863-0255.
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Pilobolus brings ‘Shadowland’ to Eisenhower on Oct. 18 Penn State Live
UNIVERSITY PARK — American dance-theater troupe Pilobolus will step into the spotlight with “Shadowland,” the company’s first Penn State performance since 2012, at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 18. in Eisenhower Auditorium. “Shadowland” — a collaboration among Pilobolus dancers, “SpongeBob SquarePants” creator Steven Banks and musician-composer David Poe — tells the coming-ofage story of a girl wandering through an abstract dreamscape and discovering who she was born to be. The production features multiple screens, strategic lighting and a play on perspectives to create a unique, silhouetted stage event. In 2006, Pilobolus created a TV advertisement for Hyundai that featured the company’s dancers assembled into the shape of a car using a single light source and a screen. A few months later, the troupe again employed the technique when it recreated iconic film images for the 79th annual Academy Awards TV broadcast. Out of those creations came a new style of shadow-theater — “Shadowland.” Pilobolus recruited Banks for narrative assistance and
to help the dancers make sense of their abstract movements. His studies at Ringling Bros. & Barnum and Bailey’s Clown College, as well as experience writing stage plays, were an asset. Poe, who has worked with music artists, including Grace Potter and Daryl Hall, and toured with rockmusic legends Bob Dylan and Tori Amos, was brought on board to create the orchestral and electronic soundtrack for the production. The show opened to rave reviews in 2009 and has been on tour since. “Visually and mechanically, ‘Shadowland’ is deft, teeming with clever tricks of the body, scenery and light,” wrote a New York Times reviewer after a 2015 performance. “Shadowland” contains nudity, so parental discretion is advised. Artistic Viewpoints, an informal moderated discussion featuring a visiting artist or artists, is offered in Eisenhower one hour before the performance and is free for ticket holders. Artistic Viewpoints regularly fills to capacity, so seating is available on a first-arrival basis. Performers will also participate in a post-production discussion with the audience. The Passionate Supporters of Dance — Judy Albrecht,
State College Community Theatre to present ‘Curious George: The Golden Meatball’ musical STATE COLLEGE — The State College Community Theatre presents “Curious George: The Golden Meatball” at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. on two Saturdays, Nov. 5 and 19, at Calvary Harvest Fields in Boalsburg. “Curious George and the Golden Meatball” aims to thrill and charm young State College theatregoers. “Sharing live theater with your little ones helps to create cultured, empathetic and inquisitive minds,” said the show’s director, Shannon Agnew. “Curious George, especially, is a perfect champion for children. As the grown-ups around him teach and guide him through life, George must try his hardest, take responsibility and choose to help his friends. “Our fast-paced, engaging show contains wacky comedy, big production numbers and familiar beloved faces from
the original stories, while sharing the core message of Curious George — to share your joy and love within your community, and explore your world to expand your horizons.” Curious George is a popular literary character celebrating his 75th anniversary in 2016. The SCCT production is co-sponsored by community literary partners, including Schlow Centre Region Library, the Pennsylvania Center for the Book and WPSU Penn State. The creative team includes Agnew, lighting designer Asher Atwood, costume designer Becky Friedenberg and producers Ellysa Cahoy and Becky Friedenberg. Seating for the all-ages show is general admission, and all tickets are $8. Show sponsor WPSU Penn State is providing a free PBS Kids picture book to the first 75 young attendees at each show.
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PILOBOLUS DANCERS enact a scene from “Shadowland,” which comes to the Center for the Performing Arts at Penn State for a show at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 18. Lynn Sidehamer Brown, Elizabeth Hanley, Debra Latta, Lillian Upcraft and Pat Williams — sponsor the performance. For more information, call (814) 863-0255.
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Bookmobile — Centre County Library Bookmobile is a fully accessible library on wheels. Look for it in your community and join Miss Laura for story times, songs and fun. Visit the website at www.centrecounty library.org for days and times. Open house — Rhoneymeade Sculpture Garden and Arboretum will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. every Sunday through October at 177 Rimmey Road, Centre Hall. Visit www.rhoneymeade.org. What’s Happening, Page 35
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Monday, October 17th • 9:30am-3:00pm By reservation only. Located in the SCPC Westminister Hall. Featured mystics are St. Thérèse of Lisieux & St. Teresa of Avila in the morning and Marguerite Porete & Evelyn Underhill in the afternoon. Lunch will be provided & offerings to benefit St. Benedict’s Monastery will be accepted.
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Safety checks — Mount Nittany Health sponsors free car seat safety checks from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at its Boalsburg location, 3901 S. Atherton St., State College. Certified car seat safety educators will check to make sure car seats are installed correctly. Call (814) 466-7921. Club — The Schlow Knitting Club meets at 5:30 p.m. every first and third Monday. Knitters of all skill levels are welcome. Visit www.schlowlibrary.org. Book workshop — AAUW has moved its Used Book Workshop to a new facility at 176 Technology Drive in Boalsburg Technology Park, accessible via Discovery Drive off Route 322 East from State College. The workshop is staffed 6 to 9 p.m. Mondays and 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays. During workshop hours, book donors are asked to bring donations to the door and ring the bell for assistance. Blue donation bins are available at the driveway entrance for days the workshop is not open. Club — The Centre Region Model Investment Club meets from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. the second Monday of every month in the Mazza Room at the South Hills Business School, 480 Waupelani Drive, State College. Call (814) 2348775 or contact email@example.com. Performance — The Nittany Knights perform at 7:15 p.m. every Monday at South Hills School of Business and Technology, 480 Waupelani Drive, State College. Visit www.nittanyknights.org. Support group — Support meetings, including a dinner, for families in need are held at 6 p.m. every Tuesday at 1400 Fox Hill Road, State College. The group offers support for families who are going through difficult circumstances. For more information call (814) 571-1240. Meeting — The Nittany Valley Model Railroad Club meets every Tuesday from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Old Gregg School, 106 School St., Spring Mills. Call (814) 422-7667. Meeting — The Centre County Advisory Council to the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission holds a meeting the second Tuesday of every month at 7:30 p.m. in the State College Municipal Building, 243 S. Allen St., State College. Meetings can also be broadcast to laptops and iOS or Android devices, or participants can join by phone. Call (814) 689-9081. Meeting — The State College Sunrise Rotary Club meets every Wednesday at 7:15 a.m. at the Hotel State College, 100 W. College Ave., State College. Visit www.statecollege sunriserotary.org. Support group — The Home Nursing Agency hosts a free grief support group from 2 to 3:30 p.m. the first and third Wednesday of every month at its Centre County office, 450 Windmere Drive, Suite 100, State College. Call (800) 445-6262. Club — Bellefonte Community Children’s Garden Club will host “Ask a Gardener” from 6 to 8 p.m. every Wednesday throughout September behind the Centre County Library and Historical Museum, 200 N. Allegheny St., Bellefonte. Visit www.bellefontegardenclub.org. Meeting — The Nittany Baptist Church will be holding Master’s Clubs for children ages 3 to 11 and small groups for teens and adults at 6:30 p.m. every Wednesday at the church, 3939 S. Atherton St. Visit www.nittanybaptist.org. Healing circle — A healing circle will be held from 7:15 to 8:45 p.m. on the first Wednesday of every month at Inspired Holistic Wellness, 111 S. Spring St., Bellefonte. Contact Beth Whitman at beth@inspiredholisticwellness. com or call (814) 883-0957. Thrift shop — The State College Woman’s Club Thrift Shop will be having “Open Thursdays” from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at 902 S. Allen St., State College. Call (814) 238-2322. Community meal — A free hot meal is served from 5 to 7 p.m. every Thursday at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church Community Cafe. Meeting — The State College Alliance Church hosts a Christian Recovery meeting every Friday from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at 1221 W. White Road, State College. Visit www. liferecoverystatecollege.com.
Support group — HEART Grief and Loss Support Program, for parents who have experienced pregnancy loss, stillbirth or infant death, is being held at 6:30 p.m. every Monday through Oct. 24, at CHOICES, 2214 N. Atherton St., Upper Level, State College. Visit firstname.lastname@example.org. Class — A Life with Diabetes class series will be held from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. two Thursdays, Oct. 6 and 27, at the Mount Nittany Health Diabetes Network Outpatient Office, 120 Radnor Road, State College. Registration is required and class size is limited. Contact Heather Harpster at (814) 231-7194 or email@example.com.
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Tours — Tours of Curtin Mansion and Eagle Ironworks will be offered from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays and from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sundays through Oct. 29 at Curtin Village, Route 150 between Milesburg and Howard. Seminar — EFree Church will host a seminar on “Scream Free Parenting” from noon to 1:30 p.m. Sundays in October at 1243 Blue Course Drive, State College. Lunch and child care will be provided at no cost. Visit www.scefc. org, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call (814) 237-8020. Exhibits — The Bellefonte Art Museum for Centre County, 133 N. Allegheny St. in Bellefonte, hosts a number of exhibits this month, including “One Farm: Multiple Perspectives,” Windows on the World Gallery; Marisa Eichman, Sieg Gallery; Pat Dolan and Wendy Snetsinger, Tea Room Gallery; Michele Rivera, Community Gallery; Art Heim, Photography Gallery; and Nicole Tucker, Jewelry Gallery, all through Sunday, Oct. 30. Wendy Bechtold, Lisa Beightol, Michele Randall and Jennifer Shuey will be featured in the Print Gallery, through Sunday, Nov. 27, and the new offsite gallery at Cool Beans Coffee and Tea, 141 W. High St. in Bellefonte, is showing the works of Holly Fritchman through Sunday, Oct. 30. Call (814) 355-4280 or visit www.bellefontemuseum.org. Exhibit — Vintage Halloween collectibles are on display f rom 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily through the end of October at Apple Hill Antiques, 169 Gerald St., State College Call (814) 238-2980. Adult program — Being Heard, a writing program for Centre County seniors, meets from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. on various Thursdays through Dec. 22 at the Bellefonte Senior Center. Call (814) 355-6720.
THURSDAY, OCT. 13
Class — A pop-up wine class and tasting featuring sustainable, organic and biodynamic wines will be held at 6:30 p.m. at The Granary in Lemont, 113 Mount Nittany Road, State College. Seating is limited to 25 people and tickets must be purchased in advance. Visit www.maverickfine wines.com or contact email@example.com. Performance — “Straighten Up and Fly Right: The Nat King Cole Tribute” will be performed at 7:30 p.m. at Eisenhower Auditorium, University Park. Visit www.cpa.psu. edu/events/lewis-and-pizzarelli. Performance —Bela Fleck and Vector Wooten will perform at 8 p.m. at The State Theatre, 130 W. College Ave., State College. Visit www.thestatetheatre.org.
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Children’s event — Careers on Wheels 2016, an event where kids get to explore trucks, emergency vehicles, heavy machinery and more, will be held from noon to 4 p.m. at 391 N. Harrison Road, Bellefonte. Admission is free; co-sponsored by CPI and Spring Township. Open house — The Centre Lifelink EMS Anniversary Open House, featuring ambulance and station tours, free car seat checks, tactical EMS demos with armored rescue vehicle, search and rescue demos, free refreshments, kids crafts and games, will be held at 1 p.m. at Centre Lifelink Main Station, 125 Puddintown Road, State College. Run/walk — The Free to Breathe 5K Run/1-Mile Walk to help raise awareness of and fund research programs for lung cancer will be held at 2 p.m. at Tom Tudek Park, 400 Herman Drive, State College. Visit www.participate. freetobreathe.org/site/TR?fr_id=3402. Performance — Nittany Valley Symphony’s Best of Broadway Symphonic Pops Concert will be held at 4 p.m. at Mount Nittany Middle School, 656 Brandywine Drive, State College. Performance — The American Shakespeare Center will perform William Shakespeare’s “Two Gentlemen of Verona” at 2 p.m. at Eisenhower Auditorium, University Park.
MONDAY, OCT. 17
Support group — A cancer survivors’ support group will meet from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Pink Zone Resource Center, Shaner Cancer Pavilion at Mount Nittany Medical Center, 1800 E. Park Ave., State College. Contact Linda Lochman at (814) 238-6220. Book signing — “Funny in Farsi” author Firoozeh Dumas will speak and sign copies of her book at noon at Schlow Centre Region Library, 211 S. Allen St., University Park. Forum — The State College Area School District Community Forum will meet to discuss the ongoing DistrictWide Facilities Master Plan: Elementary Update at 7 p.m. at Mount Nittany Middle School. Email email@example.com.
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Fundraiser — Ferguson Township Lions Club will hold a chicken barbecue from 4 to 6 p.m. at 424 W. Pine Grove Road, Pine Grove Mills. Eat-in and takeout are available; cost is $9 for dinner or $5 for a half chicken. Call (814) 2386695. Performance — Penn State School of Music presents soprano and renowned opera singer Jane Eaglen at 3:30 p.m. at Esber Recital Hall, Music Building I, University Park. Admission is free. Call (814) 865-0431 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Class — “Tax and Bookkeeping Considerations for the Small Business Owner,” a workshop presented by the Penn State Small Business Development Center will be held at 9 a.m. at 243 Technology Center Building, 200 Innovation Blvd., University Park. Cost is $40 and registration is required. Visit http://sbdc.psu.edu/seminars. Class — “A Joint Venture,” a free class on hip and knee replacements, will be held from 7 to 8 p.m. at Mount Nittany Medical Center, 1800 E. Park Ave., State College. Contact Val Coakley at email@example.com or (814) 278-4810. Performance — “Shadowland” will be performed by Pilobolus at 7:30 p.m. at Eisenhower Auditorium, University Park. Visit www.cpa.psu.edu/events/pilobolus.
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Race — The Bellefonte YMCA Donut Dash 5K will take place at 9:30 a.m. at Talleyrand Park, Bellefonte. Visit www.ymcaofcentrecounty.org/event/fall-i-registrationbellefonte. Walk — The eighth annual Centre Region Down Syndrome Society Buddy Walk will take place at 10 a.m. at Medlar Field at Lubrano Park. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m., and a lunch and fun follow until 2 p.m. Visit www. centrecountydownsyndrome.org. Festival — The 17th annual Fall Festival, including Kids Day and the Community Resource Fair, will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the 200 block of Allen Street, State College. Call (814) 238-7004 or email downtownstate firstname.lastname@example.org. Event — Happy Paws Happy Homes will hold its ninth annual Pit Bull Awareness Day from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. along Colonnade Way across from Petco. Visit www.happy pawshappyhomes.org. Festival — A fall festival and Halloween parade will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Talleyrand Park, Bellefonte. Parade judging and lineup begins at the Bellefonte YMCA at 12:30 p.m. Fundraiser — A chili cook-off fundraiser benefiting the Pleasant Gap Food Bank will be held from 4:30 to 6 p.m. at St. Mark Lutheran Church, 160 N. Main St, Pleasant Gap. Band show — The Centre/Clearfield County Band Show will take place at 7 p.m. at Penns Valley Area High School, 4545 Penns Valley Road, Spring Mill. Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for senior citizens and school-
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CPI-Groff partnership honored PLEASANT GAP — Keith Grimes, of Groff Tractor and Equipment Inc., James Ruffalo, of Case Construction Equipment, and Marianne Hazel and Andy King, of Central Pennsylvania Institute of Science and Technology, recently made a presentation at the Pennsylvania Workforce Development Association’s 32nd annual Employment, Training and Education Conference in Hershey. With Groff as the local corporate contact, CPI formed a global partnership with Case Construction in 2015 and became one of four regional Case Construction Training Centers in North America to offer students and industry professionals training on today’s heavy diesel technology. The partnership ensures CPI always has the most current technology available to use as training aids on the industry’s newest equipment. During the presentation, the team described the history and development of the partnership, as well as the benefits to CPI, Groff, Case and students. The four speakers highlighted continuous instructor training, industry input to CPI, up-to-date equipment, cutting edge technology, modern facilities, industry training and the need for trained diesel technicians. CPI also was awarded the 2016 Pennsylvania Department of Education’s Education Workforce Leadership Award in recognition of the partnership.
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CPI WAS recently recognized for its partnership with Groff Tractor and Equipment Inc. and Case Construction Equipment. Pictured, from left, are James Ruffalo, of Case Construction; Keith Grimes, of Groff; Marianne Hazel, of CPI and Andy King, of CPI.
STATE COLLEGE — The Chamber of Business and Industry of Centre County is now accepting nominations for its 2016 Excellence in Business Awards. Presented in partnership with Pennsylvania Business Central, the awards recognize Centre County businesses in six categories: Technology Company of the Year, Entrepreneur of the Year, Business Leader of the Year, Visionary Company of the Year, Small Business of the Year and Young Professional of the Year. Nomination forms are available at www.cbiccvision dinner.com and the nomination process continues through Tuesday, Nov. 15. Finalists and winners will be chosen by an independent panel of community and business leaders. “The Excellence in Business Awards are a wonderful opportunity to showcase the strength and diversity of Centre County’s business community,” said Vern Squier, CBICC president and CEO. “We encourage businesses of all sizes and industries to submit a nomination and join us Dec. 15 as we celebrate local business.” Awards will be presented at the Excellences in Business Vision Dinner on Thursday, Dec. 15, at Mountain View Country Club. CBICC also will recognize the 2016 Economic Development Champion. The award was first presented in 2015 to Penn State President Eric Barron. The dinner will feature keynote speaker John D. Bassett III, chairman of Vaughan-Basset Furniture and author of “Making It in America.”
CATA driver takes second place at state bus ‘Roadeo’ competition STATE COLLEGE — The Centre Area Transportation Authority recently announced that 17-year veteran bus operator Percy Hagenbuch was awarded second place in the 39th annual Pennsylvania Public Transportation Association Bus and Paratransit Roadeo, held Aug. 6 and 7 at the WilkesBarre/Scranton International Airport. The Roadeo, hosted this year by the County of Lackawanna Transit System, tests the driving skills and knowledge of public bus fixed-route and paratransit operators from across the state, providing an opportunity for drivers to engage with other peer agency employees in a competitive environment. In a simulation of real driving conditions, drivers are, among other tasks, provided with seven minutes to maneuver a 40-foot bus through an obstacle course 300 feet wide and 500 feet long. The drivers navigate around the course and through tight serpentine turns and diminishing clearances, carry out tight right and left turns and right and left reverse turns in narrow lanes, and simulate passenger pick-ups. Points are deducted when drivers hit cones, fail to come within a certain distance of a stop, etc. This year, 28 drivers from across the state participated in the competition. Hagenbuch, the only CATA driver to attend, placed second in the fixed-route competition. “Percy’s performance in the Roadeo and in day-to-day driving epitomizes CATA’s commitment to safety and dependability,” said Louwana Oliva, CATA general manager. “He is a great role model for his peers, both at CATA and across the state.” Hagenbuch has participated and placed in numerous regional and state roadeos in the past. “I’m an easygoing guy who loves to participate in the roadeos because it sharpens your driving skills every year,” he said.
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PennTAP receives environmental grant funding UNIVERSITY PARK — The Pennsylvania Technical Assistance Program was awarded $655,000 in grant funding from the Environmental Protection Agency and the state Department of Environmental Protection to offer free energy and environmental assessments to businesses across Pennsylvania. PennTAP is a federal-state-university partnership program at Penn State that was created to enhance economic development across the commonwealth by addressing needs that will improve a company’s competitiveness. According to a release from PennTAP, each award has separate requirements: n The EPA grant for $180,000 will be used by PennTAP to assist Pennsylvania manufacturers in the food industry to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Projects will focus on the reduction of hazardous waste, efficient use of raw
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materials, energy, and water, and conservation of natural resources. n The DEP awarded $475,000 in grant money to PennTAP to provide energy-efficiency assessments and technical assistance to small and mid-size manufacturers. Technical advisers will focus on source reduction by studying processes and taking measurements of equipment, materials and energy use. n Funds from both grants will also be used to offer Penn State College of Engineering students hands-on training and work experience in businesses utilizing PennTAP’s services. Jason Grentus, senior environmental engineer for JLG Industries Inc., worked with PennTAP to complete energy assessments focused on compressed air and lighting usage at the McConnellsburg plant. “The professionalism of the staff and students have
Gerald J. Brown and Shirley P. Brown to Megan R. Brown, 1233 W. Gatesburg Road, State College, $1. David Abdelmalek and Lois Abdelmalek to Lois Abdelmalek, 1233 W. Gatesburg Road, Warriors Mark, $1.
Trust Co to Castle 2016 LLC, 522 N. Ninth St., Philipsburg, $21,650. Allan J. Queen, Tara M. Anderson and Tara M. Queen to Meredith A. White, 1306 E. Pine St., Philipsburg, $65,000.
Sue Savko to Sabrina R. Forr, 225 Walnut St., Philipsburg, $70,000.
Brandon McMonagale by sheriff and Susan McMonagle to Keystone Central Homes LLC, 174 Rider Lane, State College, $74,901.
RECORDED SEPT. 19-23 BELLEFONTE BOROUGH
Karen J. Harvey and Jeanne M. Nixon by attorney to Erin M. Schaeffer, 1220 Zion Road, Bellefonte, $149,000. Heather N. Antonuccio and Heather N. Davidson and Nicholas P. Antonuccio IV to Richard A. Deitrich Jr., 310 E. Burnside St., Bellefonte, $79,000.
John L. Strouse and Florence W. Strouse to Charles F. Jabco and Beatrice J. Jabco, 528 Seibert Road, Bellefonte, $248,000. James R. Pryde to Regis J. Serinko Jr., 124 Cambridge Lane, Bellefonte, $181,000.
Samuel L. Ray and Elaine E. Ray by attorney to Kendall E. Jabco, 620 Holmes St., State College, $85,000. Anne-Lise Deering, Eric M. Deering and Mark R. Deering to Eric M. Deering, 316 Moose Run Road, Bellefonte, $1.
Janet L. Donald Estate and Carole L. Donald, executrix, to Jacquelyn S. Kunes, 1600 Puddintown Road, State College, $195,000. Adam L. Weaver and Nicole L. Weaver to Justin J. Raymond, 2367 Jalice Cirlce, State College, $225,000. Peter F. Manion and Karen A. Manion to Andrew Bergstein and Edlercare Solutions Inc., 305 Village Heights Drive, State College, $125,000. J. Monroe Associates LLC to Randall Weinstock and Melissa Weinstock, 250 Wiltree Court, State College, $324,580.
William R. Smeal and Arlene J. Surdick to William R. Smeal and Arlene J. Surdick, 2349 Harvest Ridge Drive, State College, $1. Kenneth J. Herwehe, Suellen G. Herwehe and Suellen M. Herwehe to Timothy T. Herd and Carol A. Herd, 1830 Red Lion Drive, State College, $368,000. Jeffrey Robert Tranell and Jennifer Kristen Tranell to Clayton W. Mattson and Rebecca A. Mattson, 3119 Sheffield Drive, State College, $269,000. S&A Homes Inc. to Jordan A. Ford and Dara W. Ford, 2463 Saratoga Drive, State College, $389,900.
John M. Boinslawski and Jennifer L. Bonislawski to Jeffrey R. Tranell and Jennifer K. Tranell, 21 Saddle Ridge Road, Port Matilda, $385,900. Halfmoon Land Company LLC to Half Moon Acres LLC, 1183 Halfmoon Valley Road, Port Matilda, $1.
Rupinder Kaur to Boris Napadensky, Sarah Napadensky and Natalia Napadensky, 129 Harris Ave., Boalsburg, $273,000. TOA PA IV LP to Charles E. Fuller and Kay G. Fuller, 107 Settlers Way, Boalsburg, $340,830.86 TOA PA IV LP to Frederick Polasky and Maureen A. Riley, 105 Settlers Way, Boalsburg, $419,162.64
Bank of America to Nathaniel Glenn Smith, 115 Eagles Nest Road, Blanchard, $81,500.
JWS Investment LLC to Lucais J. Mackay, 341 Douglas Drive, State College, $250,000. Wendy A. Pardee and Thomas E. Butterworth to Luis O. Duque and Margarita M. Lopez-Uribe, 112 Double Tree Place, Port Matilda, $335,000. Marjorie P. Yin and Alexander C. Yin to Living Spring Management, 729 Oakwood Ave., State College, $218,000. S&A Homes Inc to Edward J. Ko and Felicia M. Ko, 1711 Woodledge Drive, State Colleg, $410,511. WIN-SC LLC to CFT NV Development LLC, 1870 N. Atherton St., State College, $1,200,000. John M. Lincoln and Katia A. Hristova to Katia A. Hristova, 2063 Mary Ellen Lane, State College, $1. Rebecca D. Chisholm to Karen N. Minnick, 327 Oakwood Ave., State College, $141,000. Paul A. Kremer and Gul E. Kremer to Macie F. Boni, 430 Canterbury Drive, State College, $400,000.
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Boyd Paul Estate, Betsey E. Howell, co-executor, and Barbra Daughenbaugh, co-executor, to George D. Brooks and Cathy S. Brooks, 103 W. Nectarine St., Snow Shoe, $25,000.
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Philip C. Luckenbaugh and Jacqueline C. Luckenbaugh, 210 Eleven Road, Snow Shoe, $1.
David Celento and Rebecca L. Henn to Martin Pernas and Courtney Desiree Morris, 268 S. Main St., Pleasant Gap, $246,500. Jack T. Lambert by sheriff and Rose C. Lambert by sheriff to Keystone Central Homes, 113 Lee St., Bellefonte, $15,301. Barbra A. Kern to Leslie A. Horner, 946 Halfmoon St., Bellefonte, $165,000. Rani L. Poague to Michael Robert Dorfi and Karen Ann Mccrea, 133 Forge Road, Bellefonte, $ 140,000.
STATE COLLEGE BOROUGH
William L. Grenoble IV, Prudence J. Grenoble and Prudence Person Johnson to Bruce C. Duffield and Ellen M. Duffield, 620 Holmes St., State College, $615,000. Joel R. Malnick to Pugh ST LP, 409 S. Pugh St., State College, $865,000. Charles B. Tabolsky to S. Yasmin Villuendas-Hendricks, Ronald E. Hendricks and Lyda Marky Hendricks, 517 E. Beaver Ave., State College, $10. Anthony C. Biviano and Garnett L. Biviano to Ronald E. Hampton and Deborah A. Hampton, 915 Bayberry Drive, State College, $285,400.
Jon M. Johnson to Adam Fenstermacher and Molly Molnar, 735 Fowler Hollow Lane, Port Matilda, $176,000.
William Toner and Sharon Toner to Wanye R. Poust and Susan M. Poust, 148 Daisy Drive, Bellefonte, $207,000.
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HONEYWELL Air purifier, air filtration system, works, Asking $20. Call (814) 574-6387 LIKE New! Futon used once, kept covered, $80 Memory Foam top, $50. All for $130. Call (814) 355-2636
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ROLL Top desk, 70” long, good shape, asking $500 obo. Call (814) 933-4628
NO. 25 CROCK, asking $130. Call (814) 625-2007
MENS Dress pants like new 34 x 31. $2 per pair. (814) 238-4469
Sports Equipment For Sale
EXERCISE Bike, digital sears model. Nice condition $80. Call (814) 355-2739
BENCH Rest eliminates recoil at range, holds 4 bags of shot or sand, adjustable. $80.00 Call (814) 486-3262
MEN’s Neckties: Silk, Wool, Cotton, paisley strips, floral & more. Approximately $500. $1. each. (814) 466-7235
BLOOD pressure monitor, automatic cuff type & digital memory. $30.00 Call (814) 486-3262
HEAVY duty window fan. (must be anchored) $10.00 (814) 486-3262
BRASS Chandelier, 6 lights, working cond., asking $25.00 Call (814) 574-6387 COFFEE Table with glass top, beautiful carved base, $100. Phone (814) 574-6387 EMERSON Microwave oven. Good condition. Asking $20. Call (814) 238-4469
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LARGE Box of wooden picture frames. $30. Call (814) 238-4469
Parts & Accessories For Sale
PLOW Light, 1 pair with turn signals, Wagner Halogen, excellent condition, asking $90. (814) 422-8720f SIMPLICITY Slow Blower, Excellent condition, 11 HP, 28” clearing width. AC electric starter, manual included. $995. (814) 238-1982 leave message. TIRES: 2 Cooper Weather Master tires, 205/60/R15 like new, asking $85 for pair. (814) 422-8720
Miscellaneous For Sale
Miscellaneous For Sale
ATV For Sale
4 WHEELER 90 CC Baja motorsport. Electric start. 2007 semi automatic, 4 speed, excellent condition, runs well, garage kept. Asking $600. Call (814) 422-8720
JOHN DEERE Snow blower. 38” width model LT. Good Condition. Asking $350. Call (814) 422-8720
Third Shift Machinist 2 Sound Technology, Inc., a subsidiary of Analogic Corp, and a leading manufacturer of high-quality medical ultrasound transducers, has openings in our Machine Shop at our state-of-the-art facility in State College, PA for a Machinist 2. Responsibilities will include planning, layout, set up and operating manual and computerized machine shop equipment to produce machine parts for production. The ideal candidate will possess a general knowledge of machine shop equipment and practices and the ability to use the tools required to complete machine shop jobs. A minimum of 2 years experience in a machine shop environment is required. This is a third shift position. We offer a competiti e salary, outstan ing enefits an a e i le, small-company or en ironment In return, we are looking for hard-working, e i le an positi e-min e in i i uals ho thrive in a competitive environment. STI Is an ISO -certifie If you are interested in applying for either of these positions and want to be part of our efforts to improve the practice of medicine worldwide, please reply with a cover letter, including salary requirements, along with a current resume, to:
Human Resources Sound Technology, Inc. 401 Science Park Road State College, PA 16803 You may also email your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org or fax it to Human Resources at (814)234-5033. Sound Technology does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, minority status, age, disability or veteran status.
THE CENTRE COUNTY GAZETTE
OCTOBER 13-19, 2016