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By ALEXA LEWIS STATE COLLEGE — Jennifer Cahill-Shadle disappeared a year ago and dead-end leads have left police, family and friends still desperate to find out what could have happened to her. As the anniversary of her disappearance arrives, Cahill-Shadle’s cousin Amy Mekelberg said, “The only thing that we hope for is that there is some sort of progress and new leads.” Cahill-Shadle — who authorities describe as having brown hair, blue eyes and standing at 5 feet 4 inches tall — was last seen at around 5 p.m. on May 15, 2014, leaving the Wal-Mart on North Atherton Street in Ferguson Township. Cahill-Shadle had returned to the State College area the month before her last sighting to live closer to her children and was last known to stay at the Roadway Inn in State College, according to the Facebook group dedicated to finding her. Laura Shadle, one of Cahill-Shadle’s three children, said she was the last person to speak with her mother. After that conversation, she and her family are left with only unanswered questions. “No one is entirely sure where the investigation is going,” Shadle said.

CLASSIC CARS: The MidState Mopars Car Club held its sixth annual cruise-in on May 9 on the grounds of the Old Fort American Legion. The Gazette’s Sam Stitzer was there. Page 12 GET COOKIN’: Have you ever tried to cook a pizza on the grill? Well, it’s easier than you might think. Our Blonde Cucina, Ciara Semack, will take you through the process, step by step. Page 15 ON A ROLL: State College Area High School softball pitcher Jess Henderson has made an amazing recovery from a serious knee injury. Gazette sports writer Pat Rothdeutsch sat down with Henderson for a one-on-one interview. Page 25

With the case’s limited information, Shadle said she believes that police are doing everything they can do within their legal capacity. Ferguson Township Detective Jonathan Mayers, who is heading the investigation, said there is still no proof that there was a crime involved in Cahill-Shadle’s disappearance, which has made it hard for police to obtain search warrants. Cahill-Shadle was believed to have been sighted in both Ohio and Pennsylvania, but after further investigation it was discovered that those sightings were not Cahill-Shadle, according to Mayers. Mayers said the department has reached out to several people in the community who she interacted with, but none of these conversations have brought police closer to finding out what happened to her. Shadle said she believes her mother is still alive and Mekelburg said she was not the type to disappear voluntarily or cut off contact with her family. “The most frustrating part in the hope of finding Cahill-Shadle is continuing to keep it alive in the media and keep the story out there in the public’s mind,” Mayers said. “I believe there is someone out there with information and we are hoping that they are brave enough Mystery, Page 5

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LOOKING FOR ANSWERS: Posters such as this one, located in the Sheetz on Shiloh Road in State College, have information about Jennifer CahillShadle. She has been missing for a year.

UPS Store named small business of the year By HARRY ZIMBLER

STATE COLLEGE — In celebration of the recently held National Small Business Week, the Pittsburgh district office of the Small Business Administration named the State College UPS Store No. 5642 as its Small Busi-


PLEASANT GAP — Melanie Philips sat at a small table inside the Village Eatinghouse in Pleasant Gap. As she fiddled with her laptop, she talked about the small cafe that she and her husband, Clay, opened less than three years ago. When they opened the restaurant, the grand plan was to be in the space five years, then move onward and upward. Success changed things. Instead, the Philipses will depart the Village Eatinghouse sooner than expected. They recently sold the space to Audra Knisely, of Walker Township. “It’s like it’s all coming together,” Philips said. They aren’t getting out of the food business, according to Philips. Instead, she and Clay will

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SCOUT’S HONOR: Retired Navy Capt. Ryan McCombie was honored with the Good Scout Award at a May 6 dinner at the Mountain View Country Club. Sue Paterno presented the award to McCombie. Page 11

Opinion .............................. 7 Health & Wellness .......... 8, 9

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ness of the Year. A ceremony was held May 6 in front of the store, located at 19 Colonnade Way across from Wegman’s, to celebrate the achievement. Store owners Jim and Colleen Small accepted the award from UPS, Page 5


TIME FOR A CHANGE: Clay and Melanie Philips will say goodbye to the Village Eatinghouse during an event May 23. They will no longer operate the popular cafe, but will continue to sell their line of homemade salad dressings, sauces and marinades. focus more on their line of salad dressings, marinades and sauces. “For us to be able to make a living on our dressing for the first time in our lives together as business owners — it’s been 25 to 30 years in business — it just seems like it’s the right time for this to happen. We can just do one thing,” Philips said.

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Building the Village Eatinghouse from the ground up was not an easy task. When they first opened, the Philipses even had their doubts. However, word of mouth and advertising turned the corner cafe into a hot spot. Farewell, Page 4

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PROUD MOMENT: Jim and Colleen Small, owners of the State College UPS Store, were recently selected as winners of the the Small Business of the Year Award. Pictured, from left, are Juan Garrett, Colleen Small, Jim Small, Ed Huttenhower and Linda Feltman.

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Additional downtown lighting debated By ZACH BERGER

STATE COLLEGE — A State College Borough council debate over additional downtown lighting to increase pedestrian safety got heated May 11 at a work session. Council member Theresa Lafer harshly criticized a student leader’s proposal, while council member Evan Myers fired back at his colleague for refusing to entertain dialogue. Terry Ford, University Park Undergraduate Association vice president, first broached the subject at last week’s council meeting, saying that students have expressed concerns about safety in poorly lit areas in the Highlands area downtown. During the Monday night meeting, council discussed crime statistics, which generally indicate a decrease in sexual assaults, rapes and indecent assaults when lights are added. Lafer, however, felt that decreased crime was more attributable to increased police patrols, not lighting. “It feels good to put lights up and it’s absolutely the easiest thing we can do,” she said. “Rapes happen in full daylight. They happen indoors and they happen outdoors. It’s a sad statistic that the vast majority happen to young women at parties with people they know. Seventeen thousand dollars isn’t a lot, but I think we would be better served putting that money against sexual assault in other ways.” Lafer said Ford is taking the easy way out by asking for lighting instead of looking for ways to more throughly address the issue of sexual assault in the borough. Myers took issue with Lafer’s tone, saying that she essentially lectured Ford and arguing that the community needs to foster civil dialogue with students going forward. “If any other group of citizens came forward, I don’t think they would have been spoken to the way you were now or at our last meeting,” Myers said. “This community wouldn’t exist without the students and we have to live together. When you come forward to try and start a dialogue over an issue and we won’t even hear you out or (we) lecture you, (it) isn’t acceptable.

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“Part of the problem in this community is the lack of dialogue between students and the rest of the community,” Myers added. “To erect another barrier between those two groups is wrought with peril.” Overall, the council was generally split on the issue of reevaluating its policy for installing lights, which currently doesn’t allow for them in alleys. Three of the six locations requested for lighting fall into that category. Susan Venegoni, president of the Highlands Civic Association, had just one request for council on behalf of her constituency. She asked that council stick with the current policy of surveying residents who would be affected by lighting additions for their input before making any changes. “I know a lot of people walk through there, but there are also people who live there for 12 months, 365 days out of the year and they need to be a part of that conversation,” she said. While some council members have argued that pedestrians should simply use sidewalks instead of alleys, councilman Peter Morris said you won’t be able to change where people walk based on convenience. “The argument for not putting lights in alleys isn’t very good,” he said. “Right now, we say they shouldn’t walk in alleys and should use a sidewalk no matter how inconvenient that may be, so I think alleys should be considered on the same level as ordinary streets in policy.” And though his opinion may be unpopular, councilman Tom Daubert simply didn’t understand all the fuss from residents about lights outside their homes. “I have a street light right across from my house that shines right into my bedroom window,” he said. “I’ve lived there for 47 years and it’s never bothered me once. I don’t understand this fear of having a light outside of your house.” The next step for the borough is surveying residents at the three locations outside of alleys, while a potential evaluation of the current policy could take place in the future.

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POLICE SAY the woman on the left remains unidentified in an investigation that has led to numerous felony charges.

Police: Three charged in ATM fraud spree By MICHAEL MARTIN GARRETT

STATE COLLEGE — Three men were arrested in Virginia as part of an alleged identity theft spree that whirled through State College in March. In addition to charges pending in Virginia, the three men face charges of identity theft, conspiracy to commit identity theft, access device fraud and other felonies from the State College Police Department. State College police believe that Davit Ghazaryan, 25, and Hryar Margaryan, 25, both of Brooklyn, N.Y., and Manvel Avakyan, 31, of Van Nuys, Calif., played a part in a rash of ATM thefts in March. Several State College residents reported fraudulent ATM withdrawals to police, totaling nearly $5,000 in stolen cash. Security footage revealed one of the

now-identified men and a woman who remains unidentified. Police said they linked a Honda van to the unidentified woman, and discovered that other police departments were also looking into the van in connection with alleged frauds. On April 21, Ghazaryan, Avakyan and Margaryan were arrested by the Spotsylvania County sheriff’s office in Virginia on theft-related charges. They had been driving the Honda van from the fraud investigations, but the unidentified woman was not with them. Police said they had blank credit cards and devices for encoding the cards with stolen data in the van when they were arrested. The three men are being held in the Rappahannock Regional Jail in Virginia. Police said they will ultimately be extradited to Pennsylvania to face charges from State College police.


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School renovation project continues taking shape By MICHAEL MARTIN GARRETT

STATE COLLEGE — The State High renovation project continues to evolve as it moves closer to reality. On May 11, the State College Area School District board of directors put its stamp of approval on the documents laying out the first 60 percent of the design. The board also approved some new elements to be worked into the remaining 40 percent. When the architectural team comes back to the board with the 90 percent design in July, the plans will include two new physical education spaces. One auxiliary gym will be geared toward actives such as wrestling, dance and yoga, while the other will be a fitness center. The board also decided to support several improvements to the music and theater spaces, including an orchestra pit, a stage rigging system and shells to improve acoustics. The two gyms and the performing arts updates add a little more than $1 million to the overall project cost. The latest estimate from the design team placed the total cost at about $124 million, although only $85 million of that cost will come from tax increases. “When we estimate costs at 60 percent, that means that 40 percent is still unknown,” said SCASD communications

director Chris Rosenblum. “Those estimates tend to come down as we get closer to being finished, because there are a lot of costs that have only been guessed at.” The board also approved a cost-saving measure on May 11. The high school plans had called for some updates to the north building’s kitchen to better serve the district’s Delta program. Now, the kitchen will only be upgraded as part of the high school project if bids from contractors come in low enough to free up about an extra $1.3 million. Board member Jim Pawelczyk voted against the decision not to include the kitchen in the high school project, saying it might “seriously hamper” students who use the kitchen. SCASD director of physical plant Ed Poprik acknowledged the district does need the north building kitchen, which is why “this is in no way a long-term solution.” Even if the kitchen isn’t included in the high school project, the district plans to update the kitchen as a separate project before the high school construction is finished. Poprik said this would be paid for using money already saved up and set aside for capital projects. Board member Laurel Zydney also expressed concerns about the use of classroom space in the upgraded high school. She requested additional details on how the number of classrooms, students,

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Board of Trustees undergoes sweeping change in membership By MICHAEL MARTIN GARRETT

UNIVERSITY PARK — It’s a brand new Penn State Board of Trustees.

 New trustees have joined the board, and several longtime members are on their way out – but what impact that will have on the divisions and in-fighting that has plagued the board in recent months has yet to be seen. Current business and industry trustees Ken Frazier and Edward Hintz, both of whom were on the board during the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal, announced their intent to leave the board, effective June 30. Two new trustees will take their place: Robert Fenza (a Penn State Alumni Fellow and the executive vice president of Liberty Property Trust, which owns and manages international real estate) and Mary Lee Schneider (CEO of the Illinois-based Follet Corp., which provides educational materials to schools and libraries) were selected out of five possible candidates. Alumni-elected trustee Adam Taliaferro had previously announced his intention not to seek reelection to the board for an-

other term. Newcomer and attorney Rob Tribeck, who has expressed disdain toward the Freeh report and inter-board bickering, will replace him. “I certainly hope this new makeup changes the dynamics of the board,” Tribeck said. “We need to work collaboratively if we want to move forward. If people check their egos at the door, I think that can happen.” Agricultural representative Carl Shaffer will also leave the board come July. His replacement is Chris Hoffman, a Juniata County-based farmer who runs two successful pig and chicken farms. When it came time for the board to vote on three new at-large trustees, an unusual trend emerged. Every alumni-elected trustee present –- Anthony Lubrano, Ryan McCombie Ted Brown, Barb Doran, Bob Jubelirer, Bill Oldsey and Alice Pope –- abstained from the vote, alongside trustee Kathleen Casey, Pennsylvania Agricultural Secretary Russell Redding and Education Secretary Pedro Rivera. The alumni-elects’ refusal to vote stems from a legal dispute that began and ended

Farewell, from page 1 In the beginning, there were just a couple of tables and chairs in the establishment. Now, there is small dining area with table service. “We were so busy, so quickly,” Philips recalled. “We are so particular about the food, about the service, about the experience for the customer. We wanted to get things right and I think we did.” Their customers would agree. The Village Eatinghouse serves a wide variety of breakfast foods, such as sandwiches, cinnamon rolls, muffins and the like. But Clay’s lunchtime and dinner offerings — including sandwiches, salads and soups — became extremely popular. Demand went through the roof, as did business. According to Philips, it was tough to keep up some days. “It’s amazing to me. We have nine spots in the parking lot. Nine. I think there were times we said, ‘How can we be so busy?’ We were busy from 10 (a.m.) until 2 (p.m.). I was in here a lot, but I do love this,” Philips said. Now, the Philipses will turn their popular shop over to

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earlier this week. Six alumni-elects filed a petition in court seeking information about board candidates they claim they were denied access to. University leadership responded that they could already access that information if they agreed to keep it confidential. Although both sides later voluntarily dismissed that petition, Lubrano said the trustees still weren’t given enough detail to cast an informed vote. He also says any suggestion that the alumni-elects weren’t willing to follow the board’s confidentially guidelines is “intellectually dishonest.” “There were 16 candidates for the atlarge positions, and we weren’t given much information to base a decision on,” Lubrano said. “I couldn’t make an assessment that these three candidates were the best. Are they good? Sure, but are they the best?” Despite the abstentions, the at-large trustees were confirmed by the remaining 16 votes. Kathleen Casey (a current trustee who was appointed by the governor) will continue on for another one-year term as an at-large trustee. Bryn Mawr College graduate and Ameri-

Knisely, who comes from a family of entrepreneurs. Philips said that it was imperative that they find the right person to take over the Village Eatinghouse. She wanted to be assured that whoever took over the business would maintain the space and mission. “Selling was really our only option. Audra plans to come in and take over where we left off. She told us that she intends to keep it homemade as much as possible — soups, salad, sandwiches — high-quality service. We are really excited about this,” Philips said. Now, Clay and Melanie will focus on their line of smallbatch hand-poured salad dressings, marinades and sauces. You likely see them around Centre County at Farmers’ Markets and select festivals and fairs. They will host a farewell to the Village Eatinghouse on Saturday, May 23. “I can’t believe how much people love this place,” Philips said. “It has been so good for me and for Clay. If we could physically do this — the restaurant and the dressings — for another 10 years, I know there would be a line out the door.”

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can Farm Bureau Vice President Julie Anna Potts was elected to a three-year term as an at-large trustee. Matthew Schuyler, the chief human resources officer of Hilton Worldwide and a Penn State Alumni Fellow, was elected to a two-year term. The board also added several other new positions. Kay Salvino, soon-to-be immediate past president of the alumni association, will take her seat on the board in July. Sophomore Luke Metaxas, who is double majoring in information sciences and technology and supply chain management, also joined the board as its first voting student member for a two-year term. Penn State Hershey surgeon and alumni fellow David Han joined the board for a three-year term as the new faculty trustee. The new members will officially begin their terms on July 1. This will bring the board’s size to 38 total members, 36 of whom have voting power. “I’m an eternal optimist. I want to think this will change things,” Lubrano said. “The next big decision to watch for is who will be the next chair and vice-chair of the board in July.”

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THE VILLAGE EATINGHOUSE, located in Pleasant Gap, will soon be changing hands. Clay and Melanie Philips have decided the time is right to sell their business.

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The CenTre CounTy GazeTTe Mystery, from page 1 to come forward.” Kenneth Mains, who is the founder of the American Investigative Society and Cold Cases, agreed that the most important thing to do after the first 48 to 72 hours is keeping the case in the public. “With the advent of social media, it is very easy to do that,” he said. The AISOCC is an organization that specializes in missing persons and cold cases providing comprehensive reports back to law enforcement, Mains said, although the AISOCC is not involved in Cahill-Shadle’s case. Ferguson police have also entered Cahill-Shadle into various databases including the National Missing and Unidentified

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TECHNOLOGY VENDORS from across Pennsylvania and New Jersey recently set up shop at the Penn Stater Conference Hotel.

Penn State Tech Expo shows off the future of education By MICHAEL MARTIN GARRETT

UNIVERSITY PARK — The future of education came to Penn State on May 11. Technology vendors from across Pennsylvania and New Jersey set up shop at the Penn Stater Conference Hotel, where they displayed a range of technologies that represent the future of education. Some of the products are already in use by Penn State and other universities, and almost every piece of tech was built around the little computers most people already carry around with them. “The trend in the industry is ‘bring your own device,’” said Chris Hutnick, of Lienau AV Associates, while holding up his smartphone. “These little things have a lot of horsepower, so everyone wants to capitalize on that.” Many of the vendors at the expo had developed smartphone apps that tied in with their products, giving everything from video projectors to classroom podiums a new level of connectivity. Hutnick was showing off new ways to use smartphones and tablets to make the classroom experience more friendly to people with hearing disabilities. Hutnick’s device is a relatively simple idea: Take an audio signal (perhaps from a computer, television or a professor’s lecture) and use Wi-Fi to send it right to a smartphone or tablet, so someone with hearing loss can use headphones to listen in. Such a process used to take several seconds to complete — which would cause a notable delay between the visual and the audio signal — but Hutnick said this new “hearing hotspot” cuts this delay down to mere milliseconds. Tom Hoover, an IT services specialist with the Indiana University of Pennsylvania, said technology like this has become an integral part of modern education. “I remember when I was in school. It was just the blackboard and paper, but it’s not like that anymore,” Hoover said. “Now, without classroom technology, the classes

simply wouldn’t function anymore.” That’s why Penn State decided to host the expo in the first place. David Bagley, head of Penn State’s MediaTech department, said similar technology shows are often held on the West Coast. By hosting a local expo, every Penn State department — along with other area businesses and universities — had an opportunity to make sure they’re using the best technology available. Another neat “bring your own device” technology on display was a new “screen mirroring” platform. Tom Mykietyn, of the AMX Corporation, was showed off a platform that syncs a personal tablet or phone to a larger screen or projector, opening up new visual possibilities for professors, group presentations and corporate boardrooms. The screen mirroring is part of a technology called Enzo, a small box that Mykietyn envisions as a replacement for the bulky computers often stuffed into college lecterns. It puts everything from Web conferencing to cloud storage at a professor’s fingertips, opening up a world of educational multimedia possibilities. Another new innovation was an electronic replacement for the paper flip boards often used in corporate boardrooms and classrooms. Jim Hoeksema explained Total Video Products’ new “Smart Kapp” system, which essentially looks like an electronic dry erase board. The board syncs up with phones and tablets, allowing users to see what someone is writing on the board in real-time, regardless of their location. Hoeksema said this not only allows users to save and share presentations across great distances, but also works as a sustainable and paperless alternative to traditional paper flip boards. “Technology is so important in education today, and we have to try to keep up with everything that’s going on,” Bagley said. “Everything is constantly changing. It can be hard, but that’s why it’s so important to to stay on top of how things are evolving.”

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UPS, from page 1 Juan Garrett and Ed Huttenhower from the Western Pennsylvania Small Business Network. The Smalls were nominated for the award by the Penn State Small Business Development Center. Linda Feltman, of SBDC, was on hand for the ceremony. She detailed how the application was a last-minute decision that required a mad dash to meet the award deadline. U.S. Rep. Glenn “G.T.” Thompson, RHoward Township, attended the reception to congratulate the Smalls, noting how important successful small businesses are to the U.S. economy.

PaGe 5 Persons System. This database allows police agencies to connect missing persons with unidentified remains. “I’m not saying that is what is occurring in this case,” Mayers said, but in the pursuit of discovering what happened to Cahill-Shadle the department continues to look through these databases for leads. Mekelburg said that Cahill-Shadle’s mother, Johanna Zmuida, has also put new posters up in the State College area. Shadle said she and others will continue to circulate posters and reach out to anyone who may have information on the case. “Hopefully someone will see her face and have something to bring forward, because she is missed and we want her back,” Mekelburg said. “There has to be a witness.” The family is also working with a private investigator and is constantly seeking out new leads, Mekelburg added. Mains said the best thing detectives of missing person cases can do is continue talking to families, friends, establishments and anything else related to the missing person. “That’s the only thing you can do to solve the case,” he said. “You just can’t wane in the desire to solve the case.” Anyone with information on this case is asked to contact Ferguson Township police at (814) 237-1172 or (800) 479-0050.

“There is no better way to celebrate National Small Business Week than by recognizing two outstanding local small business leaders,” Thompson said. “Small businesses are the backbone of our economy. Jim and Colleen Small understand the challenges that new small business owners face and the rewards from hard work. “I want to congratulate Jim and Colleen on receiving this well-deserved award and thank them for all they do in our community.” For the Smalls, pursuing a second career as business owners trumped retirement. “We were much too young to retire,” said Jim Small. “Instead, we looked at opening a franchise close to our families in State College and Altoona.”

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Annual Wetzler Golf Tourney winds down By CHRIS MORELLI

BELLEFONTE — The annual B.J. Wetzler Golf Tournament may be winding down, but it’s not over yet. According to organizer John Wetzler, it will be his last year in charge of the tourney — but he’s hopeful that someone else will take the reins. “In reality, we’ve done very, very well. We’ve been very fortunate. We’ve got enough money that we’re going to take care of (the scholarships) through my lifetime,” Wetzler said. “The booster club has talked about picking up the golf tournament. I’m more than willing to help if that’s something they want to do as fundraiser for Bellefonte softball.” With that being said, the final dinner and silent auction will be held on Fri-

IF YOU GO What: B.J. Wetzler Golf Tournament Dinner and Silent Auction Where: Faith United Methodist Church, Bellefonte When: Auction begins at 5 p.m., dinner at 6 p.m. Auction closes at 7:30 p.m. Admission: Auction is free to bid; meal tickets available at the door.

day, May 15, at Faith United Methodist Church, 512 Hughes St., Bellefonte. The golf tournament is entering its eighth year. During the first seven years, the tourney has helped provide $17,500 in scholarship money to senior Bellefonte Area High School softball players. It began with a $1,000 scholarship before increasing to $1,500. Wetzler is hopeful that the golf tournament will go on. “All the pieces are in place,” Wetzler said. “If someone wants to take over, there is a strong possibility that it will continue.” The golf tournament will be held on Saturday, May 16, at Nittany Country Club in Mingoville. There will be a total of 128 golfers participating and all slots have been filled, Wetzler said. While Wetzler is hopeful the golf tourney will continue on in some form, the dinner and silent auction has run its course. This final dinner will be one of the best ever, he said. “I think we’ve got some really great, unique items.” One of Wetzler’s top picks is a framed print of the late, great Roberto Clemente. It is a limited edition, custom-framed piece, Wetzler said. There is also a wood carving by one of Wetzler’s former football players, Jeff Donoughe. Amongst the more than 70 items auctions are club seats to Pittsburgh Steel-

ers preseason games with the Green Bay Packers and Carolina Panthers, a Penn State mini football helmet autographed by head coach James Franklin, a Penn State basketball signed by star Maggie Lucas and the other Lady Lions, a Dallas Cowboys mini football helmet signed by former Penn State standout Sean Lee, and a round of golf for four with carts at the Nittany Country Club. Wetzler looked back on the eight years with a sense of pride. “It’s very humbling and satisfying that we’ve done as well as we have,” he said. “We’ve increased the scholarship from $1,000 to $1,500 currently, very soon to go to $2,000 a year. It’s nice to help somebody move on to a post-secondary eduction.” Of course, it’s all a loving tribute to Wetzler’s daughter, Rebecca Jo (B.J.) Wetzler. She passed away from melanoma cancer on Dec. 22, 2006, at the age of 27. B.J. was a three-sport star at Bellefonte. “We don’t have many three-sport stars anymore,” Wetzler noted. “Softball was definitely her passion.” As everything comes together over the final few days leading up to event, Wetzler gets little sleep. “It gets hectic,” he said. “But I have a great committee. I have people who work with me for five months and help pull it all together. It isn’t just me.”

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JOHN WETZLER will oversee the eighth annual B.J. Wetzler Memorial Golf Tournament for the final time on May 16. He’s hopeful someone else will take over the tournament beginning in 2016.

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What would you change? sion in your life, which would it be?” I had the pleasure of attending I’m really glad I made that decicommencement ceremonies for the sion to go to graduate school but I College of Health and Human Develwish I had been more open to getting opment last week. to know people outside of my social Each program or major within the circle in high school. university identifies a student to be You can tell a lot about the Student Marshal; the sesomeone by the decisions lection is usually based on acathat they make. demic performance and extraThe process by which curricular involvement. humans make decisions That student is then featured is complex and involves at commencement, carries the emotional, physiological banner for the major at comand intellectual processes. mencement and also gets to seOur ability to make decilect a faculty member to accomsions is impacted by our pany him or her as the Faculty age, our life experience Marshal. I was honored to have and our anatomy. When been selected this semester. faced with one of the thouI met our Student Marshal sands of decisions that several years ago when she was make up a day-in-the-life, considering a transfer from we look at cost-benefit or another school so as to join what researchers call “rethe legions of her immediate Patty Kleban, ward” of each potential and extended family who are who writes for, option and then apply our Penn State alumni. From that is an instructor cognitive skills to making first meeting with her parents at Penn State, the ultimate choice. around the conference table, mother of three If you’ve ever seen a kid talking about career goals, to and a community in a grocery cart go beserk the way she carried herself at volunteer. She is a this weekend’s ceremony, I Penn State alumna in front of the candy display in the check-out line, have been so impressed with who lives with her you know what I mean. her positive attitude, her work family in Patton The interesting thing ethic and the decisions she Township. Her views and opinions about college students is made while living in our com- do not necessarily munity. reflect those of Penn that, while they appear to look like adults, in some Decisions. To quote noted State. ways their decision makauthor Stephen Covey, “I am ing processes are at times more siminot a product of my circumstances. I lar to that kid screaming for a candy am a product of my decisions.” bar. The decisions that we make in life It happens every semester. A stuultimately decide the direction of our dent fails a class and then calls or life compass. emails the instructor after grades are It’s the perfect interview question. turned in to find out what happened. “What is the best decision that you Let’s see. You missed 11 classes, have ever made?” Better yet? “If you didn’t turn in a paper and bombed could go back and change one deci-

Soon after she announced that she was running for president, Hillary Rodham Clinton positioned herself as a critic of big money in politics, even suggesting that she might endorse a constitutional amendment to overturn the Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision. Yet as the Los Angeles Times reported last week, Clinton is courting potential donors to Priorities USA Action, a “super PAC” that is not bound by the contribution limits that govern donations to candidates. It’s not hypocritical to espouse new rules to govern election spending while taking advantage of existing laws. And it’s true that former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush is also aggressively priming the super PAC pump. The problem is that using super PACS to chase campaign cash violates the spirit if not the letter of the law. Super PACs, made possible by Citizens United and a subsequent appeals court decision, are supposed to be independent political action committees, not extensions of candidates’ official campaigns. Yet the Federal Election Commission has been timid — and politically stymied — in defining what constitutes forbidden coordination between candidates and independent groups. The result is a situation in which, as one legal expert puts it, super PACs function as “alter egos” for official campaign committees without being subject to the same contribution limits and other restrictions. That undermines the argument enunciated by the Supreme Court that independent political expenditures create less of a potential for corruption than direct contributions to a candidate’s campaign. Given the paralysis on the FEC, the only realistic way to rein in super PACs is for Congress to act. A bill sponsored by Reps. David Price, D-N.C., and Chris Van Hollen, D-Md., would put teeth into the ban on coordination, and effectively shut down “alter ego” PACs. Cynics would argue that a Congress populated by politicians won’t enact new restrictions on campaign fundraising. But in the past, Congress has done just that in response to public disgust at the corrosive effects of money on the democratic process.

EMS efforts deserve public recognition May 17 to 23 is National Emergency Medical Services Week. This is an opportunity to recognize and thank the hospital and pre-hospital emergency medical care providers who staff our local EMS system. To all who keep the regional EMS system functioning — whether by responding to calls, fundraising, vehicle maintenance or anything else — thank you for everything you do. Our regional EMS system — Centre, Clinton, Columbia, Juniata, Mifflin, Montour, Northumberland, Snyder and Union counties — is composed of approximately 2,170 providers who staff a complement of 131 ambulances; 48 QRS vehicles; and eight medical helicopters to assure optimal pre-hospital medical care is available anytime, anywhere as requested. With a majority of our responses going unnoticed, most people do not

realize that there is a call for assistance every 6.2 minutes regionally and every 18 seconds across the commonwealth. This is only part of the responsibilities of being an EMS provider. Providers also staff community/ public health and safety events; successfully complete continuing education courses to increase their skill and knowledge set and to maintain current certification; and complete housekeeping duties (vehicle washing and inventory, building/vehicle maintenance, and, oftentimes, fundraising) for whichever of the 87 regional EMS agencies with which they are affiliated. Whether providing care as part of a quick response service (QRS) or through a local ambulance service; at the basic life support (BLS) or advanced life support (ALS) level; on the ground or in the air; as a career choice or on a volunteer basis; all emergency

medical care providers are dedicated professionals who spend countless hours preparing for and responding to family, friends, neighbors and total strangers in their time of need. Please take the time to join me in thanking the EMS providers within your community and telling them how much you appreciate their commitment to making sure that quality emergency medical care is just a telephone call away — anytime, anywhere. Are you interesting in joining the EMS team? Can you commit time to responding to calls for assistance? Washing vehicles? Helping with subscription drives? If so, please consider exploring the opportunities available with your local EMS provider or feel free to contact Seven Mountains EMS Council for more information. Tim Nilson, Executive Director Seven Mountains EMS Council

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the second test. You never came to office hours and your group said you didn’t help with the project. The decisions you made will now impact your circumstances. There is a scene in the movie “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button” — a tale of a person who ages backwards from old to young — in which an almost imperceptible change in a decision reflects the next one and the next one and eventually the outcome. Neuroscience has told us that the human brain isn’t fully formed until we reach our mid-20s. The theory, backed by hard science, is that our emotional processing is at its peak during adolescence but our impulse control and mature decision making are the last of the development skills to “close” in the growing brain. Sometimes it’s hard to watch. As a former teenager and a college student myself, I made my share of dumb decisions. I also made some surprisingly great decisions in my youth. I’ve watched my peers, my kids and my students come down on both sides of the decision making scale. It is that understanding of the complexity of how we decide that makes the decisions of the students who were featured at commencements all over campus this weekend so awesome. It’s also that understanding that provides the teachable moments for parents, teachers, employers and others who work with young people. Will your choice or your decision in this situation lead to the desired outcome? Congratulations to all of the Penn State graduates who celebrated with their families and friends this weekend.


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Parents need to be aware of depression signs HERSHEY — Parents, teachers and others can find it hard to spot signs of depression and anxiety in children — and struggle with how they can help. “Unfortunately, often there is not a straightforward answer for these often simply stated questions,” said Timothy Zeiger, a psychologist at Penn State Hershey Medical Center. There are multiple theories as to what causes depressive and anxiety disorders. “Such disorders can arise from a complex interworking of genetic influences, life experiences and the impact of stress on an individual,” Zeiger said. In utero, as newborns and throughout life, we are exposed to stressors in our environment. These stressors have an impact on our global level of functioning. Coping is essentially one’s ability to manage stressful situations. Zeiger said children and adolescents who are depressed may report feelings of sadness, boredom, hopelessness, helplessness and irritability. Other symptoms can include: a loss of interest in activities they had enjoyed, an overall general sense of negativity, issues with self-image/esteem and pessimism. Behavioral symptoms of depression can include: issues with eating, difficulty sleeping, agitation, poor concentration and low levels of energy. Children and adolescents who are anxious may display signs of excessive worrying. Additionally, they may experi-

ence symptoms such as inattention, irritability and various physical complaints (such as belly aches). They may begin to engage in avoidant behaviors to help separate themselves from facing the real or imagined fear. As for ways to help, Zeiger said having open communication between the caretaker and the child is essential. “I encourage caretakers not to be forceful and ask closed-ended questions such as ‘Are you happy?’” Zeiger said. “Try instead to ask open-ended questions such as ‘How does that make you feel?’” He added it is vital for the caretaker to be a good listener. Also, be supportive and encourage the child to face his fears, challenge his anxious or depressed thoughts and support even the smallest success — for example, by praising him for working on a difficult homework assignment. Sometimes, professional help may be needed. When assessing the need to consult with a mental health professional, the caretaker should ask questions such as: ■ Is the anxiety age and developmentally appropriate? ■ Do the anxious/depressive symptoms impact the child’s ability to function across settings? ■ How long have the symptoms been present? Zeiger said if there are immediate safety concerns, such as suicidal thoughts or behaviors, it is vital the child or adolescent be closely monitored by an adult until he can be evaluated by a mental health professional.


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May 14-20, 2015

Students pitch social media campaign to hotel executives By JENNIFER MILLER Special to the Gazette

UNIVERSITY PARK — Penn State hospitality management students had a rare opportunity to pitch a social media marketing campaign to hotel executives as the culmination of a semester-long project. Students enrolled in Social Media Marketing for Hospitality Travel Professionals, instructed by Brian Cliette, presented a social media marketing campaign to three executives with Shaner Hotel Group, a State College-based company that owns and operates more than 40 hotels across the U.S. Over the course of an hour, students highlighted Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr and Pinterest as pathways for Shaner Hotel Group’s Toftrees Golf Resort and Conference Center to engage with current and potential customers. Specifically, students demonstrated how the company could utilize author Gary Vaynerchuk’s “jab, jab, jab, right hook” approach by building relationships with their audience through a pattern of quality engagement and dialogue before making a direct sales pitch. Students also reviewed the importance of incorporating hashtags and high-quality photographs with integrated company logos. Student Dylan Singleton said the opportunity to present a real-world social media marketing plan to the company was an important and unique experience. “The whole class was building up to today,” Singleton

said. “Everything we did in 14 weeks was for today. It was real-world experience for real executives at a real company. Through the process we earned online certifications and boosted our résumés with real experiences. Social media marketing is an area that’s not going anywhere, so it’s good that we get a head start.” Plato Ghinos, president of Shaner Hotel Group and a member of the school’s Industry Advisory Board, understands the importance of social media in the hospitality industry. In fact, the Industry Advisory Board was instrumental in bringing Cliette to Penn State to instruct social media marketing courses for hospitality management students. “This is one area I think no other school even comes close to covering,” Ghinos told students. “This class is really progressive and very forward-looking.” Robert Spraker, vice president of marketing for Shaner Hotel Group, told the class that just in the time students have been attending Penn State there have been more changes to how hotels market themselves than in any other time period — shifting attention from traditional print media to more interactive social media platforms in which customer comments provide more direct engagement. “Social media has changed the game completely,” Spraker said. “If we’re not true to our message — and the image we portray on our website — we’re going to get raked over the coals through customer feedback and reviews.”


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PENN STATE Hospitality Management students pitch a social media marketing campaign designed for Toftrees Golf Resort. David Kopac, e-commerce manager for Shaner Hotel Group, said it is important for students entering the hospitality industry to have a solid understanding of social media marketing and public relations. “I was excited to hear about the addition of this course at Penn State School of Hospitality Management,” Kopac said. “We need to focus more on social media because of how much it affects hospitality. It’s encouraging to see what the young minds will bring to us moving forward.” Students also had an opportunity to submit pre-recorded questions to Dan Andrews’ “Tropical MBA Podcast,” which is dedicated to the growing movement of locationindependent entrepreneurs. Andrews incorporated the questions into an April 23 Podcast. “The significance of the class overall was to change students from the passive consumer of social media technologies, removing them from the metaphorical public bus of social media consumption and to hand them the keys and really put them into the driver’s seat as a social media content curator and creator,” Cliette said.


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SEVERAL MEMBERS of the Phi Beta Lambda club from South Hills School of Business and Technology-Lewistown recently attended the PBL State Leadership Conference in Harrisburg. Samantha Woods, a first-year medical assistant student from Mt. Union, won third place in the Job Interview Skills competition. Edward Jones, a second-year business major from Lewistown, won an honorary Who’s Who Award for his outstanding service to the community. Also attending, but not pictured, was business major Brandy Barner, of Mifflin. Several hundred college students from across the state participated in motivational seminars and competitive events during the convention.


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Two honored at Boy Scouts’ Nittany District dinner By SAM STITZER

BOALSBURG —The Nittany District of the Juniata Valley Council of the Boy Scouts of America presented the 2015 Good Scout Award to retired Navy Capt. Ryan McCombie and the 2015 John M. Kriner Community Service Award to Troop 31 leader Frank Savino during a May 6 dinner at the Mountain View Country Club. Brent Pasquinelli, chief of political operations for U.S. Rep. Glenn Thompson, RHoward Township, served as emcee for the awards dinner. The colors were presented by Boy Scout Troop 83. Thompson, who is an Eagle Scout, offered an invocation before the meal. Several people spoke after the meal, including Joseph Strigle, Juniata Valley Council board president, who congratulated McCombie and Savino. “It is indeed inspiring to see two people who are examples of applying Scouting’s values throughout their lives,” Strigle said. “In addition to inspiring our volunteers, these two gentlemen serve as role models for our youth.” Strigle also praised the many Scouting program volunteers for their hard work. Savino then addressed the crowd, citing Albert Einstein, who said, “The value of a man resides in what he gives, not what he is capable of receiving,” and Teddy Roosevelt’s quote, “This country will not be a good place for any of us to live in unless we make it a good place for all of us to live in.” “Those are words I really live by,” Savino said. “Service to our community is important to our community’s success.” Eagle Scout Andrew Robert, of Troop 31, spoke next, praising the good effects that Boy Scouting has had in his life. Then, several Navy SEALs spoke regarding their service under McCombie’s leadership. McCombie is a retired Navy SEAL, with more than 26 years of service. He was selected to be the first U. S. military attache to the American embassy in Brazzaville, Congo. Following that assignment, he

commanded SEAL Team Two from 1985 to 1987. He served two years as a Commando Hubert, an elite combat swimmer of the French navy. He also served as the operations officer of the SEAL Red Cell team. Sue Paterno took to the podium to introduce McCombie, praising his years of service to his country. “Heroes are people of great courage who live their lives in the service of others, and strive to achieve what is good for mankind,” she said. “Very few people embody this more than (McCombie). This man has lived a heroic life, embodying the principles he learned in church, at his dinner table and in Scouting.” Paterno presented the Good Scout Award to McCombie, who began his address to the audience by introducing former Good Scout Award winners in the room. “To be counted among you is a great honor,” he said. He then thanked his fellow SEAL team members for their service. “I succeeded in spite of the many mistakes I made because of the versatility, the bravery and the loyalty of these men,” he said. McCombie recounted some stories of his SEAL team experiences and how elements of the Boy Scout law, such as being honest, trustworthy, brave and loyal, figured into them. “Scouting prepares young people for leadership by teaching the importance of living lives based on unchanging values,” he said. “Today, more than 50 years since I became an Eagle Scout, one thing has remained the same: It’s the positive influence of Scouting on boys and young men — the ability of so many Scouts to surprise and inspire us with your determination, your character, your skill and your moral and physical courage.” Each year, the Juniata Valley Council selects an individual as the Good Scout Award recipient based on outstanding contribution to the community and its youth.

SAM STITZER/For the Gazette

SUE PATERNO presents the 2015 Good Scout Award to retired United States Navy SEAL Capt. Ryan McCombie during a dinner held at Mountain View Country Club. In addition to his Navy SEAL experience, McCombie served at the Defense Intelligence Agency in Washington, D.C., and as the senior Navy representative and faculty member at the Army War College. He has consulted with American, French, Belgian and Canadian companies, and is now an independent business consultant who serves on the boards of several national firms. McCombie is a member of the National Eagle Scout Association, and is a 1970

graduate of Penn State University and a 1986 graduate of the National War College. He is on the board of directors of the Centre County United Way and the board of advisers for Outreach Development, and he chairs the military scholarship committee of Penn State’s World Campus. He also is a member of the Penn State Mount Nittany Society, a lifetime member of the Penn State Alumni Association and serves on the Penn State board of trustees.

Penns Valley High School holds junior-senior prom By SAM STITZER

BOALSBURG — Students from Penns Valley High School honored a long tradition May 8 by holding their annual junior-senior prom at Mountain View Country Club in Boalsburg. Senior class adviser Barbara Kitchen said approximately 185 were tickets sold for the event. Couples dressed in elegant gowns and tuxedos, as well as parents, family members and friends, arrived well in advance of the 7 p.m. starting time to enjoy the spectator sport of prom watching. Some couples chose to make grand entrances into the parking lot, arriving in chauffeured limousines or vintage cars. Davey Keller drove up in a creamy yellow 1954 Studebaker coupe, which had been rebuilt by his grandfather Dennis Foust over a 20year period. After a time of handshakes, hugs and countless photos, the students lined up at the building entrance and filed into the ballroom in a scene reminiscent of the red carpet on Oscar night. Inside, disc jockey Andy Landis, who is also a teacher at Penns Valley, was playing wall-thumping rock ‘n’ roll music, and the students soon took to the dance floor. Landis recently had been hospitalized and was released just in time for his prom duties. “I couldn’t miss this,” he said. Thanks to perfect weather, the dancing spilled out onto a terrace beside the ballroom. Flanked by blossoming trees, couples swayed to the music in the cool sunset air.

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Chrysler products cruise-in to Old Fort show By SAM STITZER

CENTRE HALL â&#x20AC;&#x201D; The Mid-State Mopars Car Club held its sixth annual cruise-in May 9 on the grounds of the Old Fort American Legion. The club members are owners of vehicles made by the Chrysler Corporation brands â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Chrysler, Plymouth, Dodge and DeSoto. The name Mopar originated in 1937, when Chrysler coined it for its auto parts division by combining the words â&#x20AC;&#x153;motorâ&#x20AC;? and â&#x20AC;&#x153;parts.â&#x20AC;? Since that time, Chryslerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s vehicles have been known as Mopars. The Mid-State Mopars club members hail from Centre, Mifflin and Blair counties. Club president Betsy Runkle was pleased with the turnout of about 30 cars and many spectators. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We decided to have (the show) early this year to avoid the really hot weather,â&#x20AC;? she said. Albert Vannice, of Boalsburg, showed his 1965 Plymouth Barracuda fastback in white, with a blue racing stripe and only 34,000 original miles on the odometer. Vannice said he found the car in Massachusetts. It had been a road rally car and still had equipment from its rally days on board, including dash-mounted timers, an underhood fire extinguisher and a tachometer. Now, the car is equipped with the factory â&#x20AC;&#x153;Formula Sâ&#x20AC;? performance package, which include 14-inch wheels and stiffer suspension. A 273-cubic-inch V-8 mated to a four-speed manual transmission powers the car very well, according to Vannice. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve outrun some Mustangs, and a Pontiac GTO,â&#x20AC;? he said. A.J. Myers, of Spring Mills, brought his gleaming black 1987 Dodge W-150 pickup, nicknamed â&#x20AC;&#x153;Rolling Thunder,â&#x20AC;? to the show. It features lifted suspension, big all-terrain tires and a 408-cubic-inch V-8. The Myers family had three generations exhibiting cars in this show, with A.J.â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s father, Mike Myers, showing a red 1971 Dodge Charger and his grandfather Jeff Myers showing a metallic blue 1969 Dodge Coronet Super Bee. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re a Mopar family,â&#x20AC;? he said. Jennifer DeArmitt, of Port Matilda, showed a green and gold 1977 Plymouth Fury hardtop. A look under the hood

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Youth conservation group accepting nominations STATE COLLEGE — The Wildlife Leadership Academy has opened its exclusive Youth Conservation Ambassador nomination process to the public and is currently seeking referrals of motivated students ages 14 to 17 to become certified conservation ambassadors. Accepted students will gain extensive knowledge about wildlife and conservation, leadership experience and communication skills. Congruent with the mission of the Wildlife For Everyone Endowment Foundation, the Wildlife Leadership Academy promotes wildlife and habitat education for students. Accepted nominees will become certified conservation ambassadors through attending one of four five-day residential summer field schools. Each school will have a different focus of study pertaining to Pennsylvania wildlife — white-tailed deer, ruffed grouse, black bear or brook trout. As conservation ambassadors, students receive a letter of recommendation for college applications, certification of community service work and a certificate of recognition. Students are also eligible to return to the program tuition-free the following year, compete for college scholarships and join the Academy Alumni Network of more than 100 wildlife, fisheries and conservation professionals. Nominations for admission can be made by any adult who knows the applicant but is not a relative. Prior successful applicants have received nominations from teachers, counselors, youth group leaders, advisers and employers. Nominations will be accepted online at through Sunday, May 31. “We are extremely proud to support such an exceptional program,” said Wildlife For Everyone Endowment Foundation executive director Vern Ross. “The Wildlife Leadership Academy is a great foundation for students interested in holding leadership roles in careers involving wildlife and its habitat.” Entering into its second decade of existence, the Wildlife For Everyone Endowment Foundation continues to provide all wildlife enthusiasts with a way to show their commitment to all species of wildlife in Pennsylvania. The foundation has already raised more than $2 million for projects across the state, and recognizes the importance of youth education to ensure future generations can enjoy the same rich outdoor offerings of Pennsylvania that many enjoy today. The nonprofit foundation was established to provide permanent private support for wildlife habitat enhancement, wildlife research and education, land preservation, and for the establishment of a wildlife education and research center in State College. More information about the foundation and its projects can be found at www. The Wildlife Leadership Academy is a cooperative initiative involving state agencies and conservation organizations and is administered by the Pennsylvania Institute for Conservation Education. The academy aims to empower youth to become ambassadors for conservation in order to ensure a sustained wildlife, fisheries and natural resource legacy for future generations. For more information, visit

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THE CENTRE COUNTY COUNCIL for Human Services paid tribute to 40 local volunteers during its 43rd annual Rose Cologne Volunteer Dinner.

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SOROPTIMIST INTERNATIONAL of Centre County’s Anita Ditz, left, chair of the Live Your Dream Committee, presented a $1,000 Women’s Opportunity Award to Holly Hockenberry during the group’s May meeting. Hockenberry, of Clearfield, has three daughters, ages 8, 10 and 12. She is in her fourth term as a medical assistant student at the South Hills School of Business and Technology, where she has been on the dean’s list for the last three terms.

Human services council honors local volunteers

UNIVERSITY PARK — The Centre County Council for Human Services recently paid tribute to 40 volunteers who work to further the missions of CCCHS member agencies during the 43rd annual Rose Cologne Volunteer Dinner, held at the Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel. The dinner is named for Rose Cologne, the first volunteer to be honored by CCCHS, and it honors volunteers who have been named by member agencies for the time, money and energy they spend to make Centre County a better place to live. The following special guests were in attendance: Matt Wise from the office of state Sen. Jake Corman, R-Bellefonte; state Rep. Scott Conklin, D-Philipsburg; Centre County commissioners Steven Dershem, Chris Exarchos and Michael Pipe; and county administrator Tim Boyde. Pastor Christopher Thomas, of Home Nursing Agency, provided the invocation

for the dinner, Jerry Valeri from Forever Broadcasting presented the awards to volunteers, and photographer Amy R. Miller captured the evening’s events. The CCCHS board of directors also presented the first Bobby Bronstein Award for Community Involvement during the dinner. The award is named in honor of the late Roberta (Bobbi) Bronstein. It recognizes individuals or groups that have made a significant contribution to further the CCCHS mission to provide opportunities for the betterment of the community through collaboration, networking and the promotion of volunteerism. The award was given to the planning committee of the Centre County Community Super Fair. For a complete list of the 2015 volunteer honorees, visit For more information, call CCCHS president Linda Lovett at (814) 238-4958, ext. 2216, or visit



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The Blonde Cucina: Time for end-of-the-school-year fun The weather has warmed up, gorgeous gowns can be found down at Talleyrand Park, graduation announcements are ordered, final field trips are scheduled and the sun is shining with birds chirping at the first light of dawn. This can only mean one thing â&#x20AC;&#x201D; the 2014-15 school year is coming to an end. Well, this mom/restaurant owner/ former school teacher/former school administrator has some tips and ideas for you to make the end of the school year fun for all. Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t just look at the school year as being over and your child being off for three months â&#x20AC;&#x201D; look at it as a huge accomplishment. Have a yearly end-ofschool tradition to celebrate your little oneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s accomplishment. There are tons of things you could do: â&#x2013; Go camping the weekend after school is out. â&#x2013;  Buy a copy of â&#x20AC;&#x153;Oh, The Places Ciara Semack is the owner of The Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll Goâ&#x20AC;? and ask your childâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s teachBlonde Bistro in ers to write something about the year Bellefonte. Her in the book. column appears â&#x2013;  Make sâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;mores on an outdoor fire every other week pit. in the Gazette. â&#x2013;  Have a family pizza party. Contact her at â&#x2013;  Pick your child up from the last day of school and have a fun mom, dad or family date by doing something summery. Whatever you choose, big or small, your child will always look forward to it and remember these little, but powerful, things. When it comes to that end-of-the-school-year party at school, what can you do that all the kids will love and make you the uber-cool mom or dad? It seems like everyone always brings the same thing. Well, I have some secret party snacks that will make you earn your spot in the super hero lineup: â&#x2013;  Make donut hole kabobs. Put three assorted donut holes on a disposable skewer and finish it with a little ribbon. If youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re feeling super fancy, cover a cardboard box and poke holes in it and have your kabobs stand upright. â&#x2013;  You can also do sâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;mores on a stick. Take a popsicle stick and put two large marshmallows on it, then dip them in melted chocolate and, before they dry, sprinkle some crushed graham cracker crumbs on them. Easy enough. â&#x2013;  My secret home-run treat is crisped rice cereal sushi. Make it easy on yourself by buying premade Rice Krispies treats and cutting each bar in half. Next, mold the halved pieces into a rounded log shape, just like sushi rice. Place a gummy fish on top and tie it on with a piece of trimmed fruit leather â&#x20AC;&#x201D; super cool and yummy. When your little ones approach you about getting their teachers end-of-year gifts, ask them what they would like to get or make. After all, they know their teacher better than you do. As a former teacher, I can assure you that most teachers do not get that much money for supplies and they go into their own pockets for materials to make learning fun for your children. Consider supplies as a gift.



Gift cards are always a great idea, too. Want to go above and beyond? Make a gift card bouquet with cards from gas stations, coffee houses, book stores, etc. If youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re feeling crafty, go on the Web and find lots of cute things to make. Teachers are always on the lookout for a really great tote bag or water bottle, too. Try to see that these individuals are more than just teachers, so your ideas donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t always have to be teachercentered, such as pencil cups or apple-themed products. And, even something small, such as a note from you and your child, means a lot. Remember that family pizza party I was talking about ealier? Well, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m not going to lie â&#x20AC;&#x201D; pizza is very hard. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been told, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Pizza canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be that hard,â&#x20AC;? but, yes, folks, it is. However, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m going to tell you secrets you can use to have an easy pizza party at home, with each family member making not only a dinner pizza but a dessert pizza, too. And, as I always say, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Life is short â&#x20AC;&#x201D; eat dessert first!â&#x20AC;?


1 or 2 store-bought individual naan breads or flatbreads per person 1 or 2 jars pizza sauce or red sauce (approximately 2 ounces of sauce per pizza) 3 bags shredded mozzarella cheese (approximately 3 ounces of cheese per pizza) Assorted toppings Using a naan or flatbread as the pizza crust, apply sauce and put on mozzarella cheese and toppings. If using a grill, cook each pizza on the grill grate or on a pizza stone put on the grill grate. The pizzas will be done in just fewer than 5 minutes. If using an oven, put a pizza stone on the center of the rack and cook each pizza at 450 degrees for about 7 minutes.


1 or 2 large store-bought sugar cookies per person Sweetened whipped cream cheese in the flavor of your choice Assorted toppings, such as chopped fruit Using a cookie as the pizza crust, apply the whipped

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volunteer opportunities

‘I’m retired. How can I help?’ When you are planning to retire, thoughts of sleeping late, taking long vacations and having no particular schedule fill your mind. The reality, at least among many of the retired folks I know, is very different. With few exceptions, the retired are busy doing jobs they love. The only difference is the lack of a paycheck. For people 55 and older, one of the ways to get involved in community service at one of more than 130 nonprofits is to contact the Retired Senior Volunteer Program. Through RSVP, you can fill out a simple form, which is available online, and the program will connect you with organizations that need the skills you have. Some people want to continue to keep Connie Cousins their skills updated in covers a wide their own field, while variety of events in Centre County for still others want to try the Centre County something new and Gazette. Email her different. RSVP can at ccous67@gmail. help with either. com. One of the programs under the umbrella of RSVP is the Nexus Pen Pals. The Bald Eagle School District uses the program in all its schools. An adult is paired with an elementary-aged child. The two exchange letters several times throughout


the year. In May, the pen pals meet face to face. Those who take part say that the experience is enjoyable and well worth the time. Barb Foley, of Bellefonte, has taken a pen pal for the second year. “I have a thirdgrade girl this year. She writes a couple of paragraphs to me.” Foley said she enjoys the program because she loves to write letters and she enjoys meeting the students at the end of the year. “I will definitely do the pen pal program again.” Another place in need of volunteers is the Mounty Nittany Medical Center. From transporting patients to delivering the mail, volunteers perform many duties that free up the medical personnel to take care of the patients. B.J. Rhoads has been a hospital volunteer for seven years. Her focus has become the Mount Nittany Medical Center Radiation and Oncology Department. During her shift each Thursday she makes coffee, stocks the refrigerator and makes sure the crackers and cookies are replenished. Her most important duties involve her caring presence. “I try to help wherever there is a need, whether it is with a patient, or the friend or family member who drove the person to the hospital,” said Rhoads. Rhoads’ duties fall under pastoral care and her listening ear is offered to all. If the person is not comfortable with conversation, then she will sit quietly nearby. She said that she prays for the people, if they are comfortable with that. “When I was teaching, I came up with an award to give children who exemplified

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SENIOR CITIZENS can volunteer at many different sites throughout Centre County. Meals on Wheels is always looking for volunteers. gesture for others. I have been stopping by each visitor or patient and offering to give him or her a crane,” she said. “The crane is a symbol of long life, good health and good

the trait we were concentrating on that week,” said Rhoads. “It might be kindness, politeness or some other virtue. I learned to fold paper into cranes and the ‘Golden Crane Award’ was born. “I realized the cranes might be a kind

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Memory loss related to aging can be expected, but tackled UNIVERSITY PARK — Increased forgetfulness is a common complaint in aging, and understandably so. With age comes increased difficulty remembering such things as names of people we just met, where we parked our car in the parking garage and items on a grocery store list. Many older adults are left wondering, “Is this normal? Should I be worried?” Although severe memory decline is characteristic of diseases such as Alzheimer’s and dementia, the above examples represent rather minor memory problems, which are typical in aging. And while Nancy Dennis is an frustrating, they are assistant professor of psychology and not cause for alarm. affiliated faculty In fact, two common of the Center for myths about aging Healthy Aging at memory are disputPenn State. able.



While it may seem like all memory declines with age, this simply is not true. Memory for personal events or milestones from your life, such as your 21st birthday or a child’s high school graduation, is called autobiographical memory and shows little decline as we age. The ability to remember names and definitions of items such as a “fork” or a “brush,” or remember facts about the world such as “Boston is the capital of Massachusetts” and “George Washington was the first president of the United States” is called semantic memory, which shows no evidence of decline in aging. Our ability to remember skill tasks — such as driving a car or playing the piano — is a type of memory called procedural memory and there is little to no decline in procedural memory as we age. And, item

memory, or memory for individual pieces of information from past events, shows little change across the lifespan. On the other hand, association memory, or memory for how things are linked together, is particularly problematic for older adults. Thus, while we may remember the faces of people we met at a party, it is more difficult to later pair each face with the corresponding name. Part of this difficulty stems from the fact that as we age we tend to focus less on the details of events and more on the general “gist” of events. Remembering the gist of a conversation or an event may very well be enough to bring to mind that memory later, but what we lose is the ability to separate that memory from a similar memory that shares the same gist. For example, we may remember that we spoke to both the doctor and a friend about the topic of medications. But unless we remember the details of each conversation, it is difficult to recall who said what in each of the conversations. Also contributing to this issue is the fact that the hippocampus, the brain region responsible for memory function — and in particular memory details and associative memory — undergoes cell loss and altered connectivity with other areas of the brain across the adult lifespan. While these changes contribute significantly to memory loss, it doesn’t mean memory decline is inevitable.


There is much we can do to preserve and improve our memories as we age: Reducing stress, eating healthy and getting proper amounts of sleep and physical activity have all been shown to improve memory. The brain is an organ like any other, and improving cardiovascular flow and providing proper care can help maintain healthy functioning. Recent research shows that adults 55 to 80 who engaged in moderate exercise at least three days a week increased the volume of their hippocampus and improved

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THERE ARE PLENTY of things to do to combat memory loss, according to Dr. Nancy Dennis. Regular medical checkups are just one of those things. their memory. Other studies have found that engaging in cognitively demanding tasks, such as learning a second language or learning a new hobby such as photography or knitting, can also improve memory performance in older adults. Actively trying to remember also helps improve memory. Rather than reviewing information over and over, research shows that it is more effective to repeat informa-

tion aloud and test yourself. For example, people who ‘quiz’ themselves on new information remember better than if they simply re-read it or are told the information a second time. While it may seem like ‘cheating,’ calendars, to-do lists and alarms are great memory aids and should be used. Most of us couldn’t get through the day — at any age — any other way.


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displays of clothing and other items for sale. Someone arranges those things in an attractive manner. Further into the center, you see a room filled with the bags of donations that come in daily. Someone has to sort those and pull out what is not usable. Some of those volunteers who help the Faith Centre operate are seniors, and Garry Dunkle takes it to a higher level than most. Dunkle is at Faith Centre Mondays through Saturdays. “I retired from Penn State in 2010 from housing and food service,” he said. “I like to be around people. On Tuesdays and Thursdays, there are five or six people here.” Every Thursday at 5 p.m., a group of dedicated people serves a complete meal to everyone who walks through the door at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church Community Cafe. One of the dedicated workers is Joan DiMarcello. Why does a retired registered nurse spend every Thursday at St. Andrew’s?

fortune. Most people enjoy them and are grateful. As long as God continues to give me good health, I will continue to help people.” Deb Frazier retired from teaching at Penns Valley School District in 2010 and volunteered at the hospital even before that. “I would work in the evening,” she said. Now, Frazier works on the patient floors and helps where needed. Some of her duties include discharging patients, gathering equipment, delivering flowers and just about anything that is requested. She works one day every other week. “I needed something to do after I retired also,” she said. “Since I am a people person and I like to be among people and help them, Mount Nittany is a good fit.” Faith Centre in Bellefonte is a place that is always busy and in need of volunteers. When you enter, you see the wonderful

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“As I used to sit and watch soccer games at Memorial Field, I would notice a crowd of people streaming into St. Andrew’s,” DiMarcello said. “I wondered what was going on there, so I went in to find out. “I loved the whole atmosphere. The people eating looked happy. The workers were pleasant and seemed to be enjoying themselves. I asked if I could help, and that was how I became hooked,” she said. Interestingly, DiMarcello is an active member of another church, but her heart prompts her volunteering. St. Andrew’s provides a wonderful service to the community and there are whole teams of volunteers, many of whom are seniors, working in shifts to prep, cook and serve meals. The volunteers serve around 125 meals on Thursdays. Meals on Wheels is expanding their services from three to five days a week and are looking for volunteers, too. The agency, active since 1971, send


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about 160 meals each day to seniors and homebound people. From 8 to 10:30 a.m. each day, volunteers assemble the meals. From 10 a.m. to noon, drivers and meal runners take over. At the State College Food Bank, Alicia Wetmiller is a volunteer and board member. “Many of us take food for granted,” she said. “I like to eat. When I can’t sleep, I get up and have a bowl of cereal and milk. Many people can’t do that. “When I think of a child going to bed without food, it is just unacceptable.” Wetmiller previously had her own interior decorating business and has been coming to help at the food bank for seven years. There are both morning and afternoon volunteer crews at the food bank. Last year, the State College Food Bank helped 784 unique households. Thirty-four percent of those who received food were children and 11 percent were seniors.

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Volunteering has impact on seniors and economy By HARRY ZIMBLER

STATE COLLEGE â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Senior citizens often find they are busier in retirement than they were at work. More and more, seniors are volunteering to help improve the quality of life in their communities and within their own households. According to a recent survey conducted for Home Instead, senior volunteers have a powerful impact on local economies and they believe that volunteering makes life seem more meaningful. Here in Centre County, there is no lack of individuals willing to give freely of their time and dedication. Many organizations, such as Meals on Wheels and the United

Way Day of Caring, often depends upon senior volunteers. The latest data shows one in four Americans over the age of 55 make a positive impact on their local communities as volunteers. Three billion hours of service is donated each year by seniors, adding up to a whopping $64 billion in economic impact. When the economy fell into recession from 2008 to 2009, senior volunteers took on an increasingly important role in the workforce. More than 80 percent of companies reported some reliance on senior volunteers. And, the need for senior volunteers remains high as the economy continues to move slowly out of recession. Sixtyone percent of senior volunteers say they

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are volunteering more now because the need is greater as a result of the sluggish economy. In addition to supporting the economy, senior volunteers get involved because it gives them a purpose and adds a greater meaning to their lives. Seniors get involved in every aspect of life in Centre County, from tutoring children to organizing blood drives. Almost without exception, these volunteers â&#x20AC;&#x201D; 99 percent according to the latest data â&#x20AC;&#x201D; want to help others, make a meaningful difference in their communities and provide help to causes and organizations they care about. Retirees want to put their skills and life experiences to work for their communities. And, with more time available, seniors want to stay active and be


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Follow some general rules to plan for retirement income As the huge wave of baby boomers retires, the study of retirement income has become a hot topic. There are some general rules that can help people as they head into or start retirement. If you are getting close to retirement, paying down and eliminating debt can make it easier to live in retirement by lowering the required income needed. It’s a good idea to have mortgage, student loans and any credit card debt eliminated, if possible. Planning this earlier rather than later can make retirement easier. In the year before Judy Loy, is CEO at retirement, try to comNestlerode & Loy Investment bine accounts, where Advisors, State possible, to streamCollege. She is a line management of regular columnist finances and the drawfor StateCollege. ing of income. com. Also, run financial scenarios and decide where income is coming from and how much is needed. Make a list of expenses and split them between necessities and luxuries. Food, electricity and heat are necessities, while vacations are extras. Hopefully, you have planned ahead for the time you retire and can be fairly assured that you can live the life you want in retirement. Of course, even the best laid plans face headwinds such as volatile markets, high inflation and emergencies that can serve to derail a retirement outlook, so the need to be flexible is important. That’s why you split your income needs between those you can and cannot live without. The safe rate of withdrawal from retirement accounts is much debated. The old


standard is 4 percent, which means on a $1 million portfolio you could safely pull $40,000. There are two current opinions that say the 4 percent is too low or too high. Which is correct? Four percent can be a nice guideline, where you start taking 4 percent at retirement and then increase each year for inflation. This plan can be derailed by being too conservative in investing (given current interest rates), a large downturn in the markets right after retirement, and high inflation, particularly in the first years of retirement. If these things occur, you may run out of money (called portfolio failure) during retirement. On the other hand, if you retire at the bottom of the markets, inflation remains tame and you are balanced in your approach to investing, you may leave a lot of money on the table for your heirs and not fully enjoy the retirement lifestyle which you desire. This is where flexibility plays a part. Using 4 percent as a guideline, or sometimes higher depending on where the economy is when you retire, and increasing annually for inflation is a start. But, being willing to lower income or not take an inflation increase in bad years can be vital to maintaining a portfolio through retirement. Social Security is a major contributor of income for many retirees. The best avenue for most recipients is to maximize the amount you receive from this source. With a married couple, there are options at full retirement, which right now stands at 66 to 67 years of age. For a person who is the higher wage earner and has a long life expectancy, generally waiting to pull Social Security benefits at 70 makes a huge difference over time. The art of retirement planning is to bal-

ance the needs of today with the inflation and requirements in later life. It requires planning and a willingness to pay attention to withdrawal rates, the

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For seniors, nutrition is key to healthy lifestyle STATE COLLEGE — Most people know they are supposed to eat protein, fruits and veggies and aren’t supposed to eat unhealthy food and drink soda. While this is true, many people lack knowledge of what exactly those “junk” foods do to their bodies and how harmful they really are. As we grow older, certain needs and intakes of foods change as our bodies change. There are many benefits to eating healthy that include increased mental awareness, being less prone to illness and disease, and having much higher Sarah Weber energy levels. is a Penn State One of the first graduate and a former intern for things that tends to The Centre County happen as people age Gazette. Email her is a change in their at correspondent@ metabolism. When we centrecounty are young, our olism moves quickly and, as each year rolls by, it changes and slows down. What does this mean? Instead of burning what is put into our bodies, our metabolism stores it as fat. Of course, it won’t be stored as fat if what we consume is wholesome and nutritious. While this happens to our bodies naturally, lack of exercise makes metabolism even slower. Depending on the amount of exercise, women over age 50 should consume between 1,500 and 2,000 calories a day, and men over age 50 should aim between 2,000 and 2,800 calories a day. The more active the person, the more calories needed to sustain energy levels.


So, the more we work out and the better we eat, the faster our metabolism works and less fat is stored in our bodies. One more thing that affects our metabolism is the number of times we eat a day. If someone is only eating two times a day, his body doesn’t know when the next meal is coming, so it goes into what is commonly known as “starvation mode.” If someone is eating smaller meals throughout the day, such as five or six, his body adapts to that and knows it will be fed soon, burning the calories at a much faster pace. The nutrient that many people tend to forget about is the most simple of all — water. As our bodies age, our digestive system changes, making it harder for our bodies to absorb fluids. It also affects our senses. While our body may be thirsty, the signs aren’t always as prominent as they were before, so it is very easy to forget to drink water. Half of a person’s body weight in ounces should be consumed every single day. As an example, if an older woman weighs 120 pounds, she should drink a minimum of 60 ounces of water every day, although more is recommended. To gauge that number, 60 ounces of water is roughly equal to four bottles. Another important nutrient we need to consume more of as we age is calcium. Good levels of calcium prevent bone fractures and osteoporosis. Although the most obvious way to consume calcium is through milk, there are a variety of other ways to meet those requirements, including eating cheese, yogurt, almonds, kale, tofu and broccoli. Another key to good nutrition is eating with others. People tend to make healthier decisions, as well as eat less, when they are


AS WE AGE, it becomes increasingly important to watch our diet. A good mix of vegetables and fruits is extremely important. with company. Not only that, but being around other people heightens happiness, leading to more enjoyable meals, thus more healthy

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Reduce arthritis pain with use of natural options One in five adults in the United States now reports having doctor-diagnosed arthritis, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. For the millions of Americans living with the chronic pain of this disease, learning how to manage arthritis is crucial to their health and happiness. Here are several natural ways to reduce complications and pain associated with arthritis: n Those who are overweight or obese are diagnosed with an arthritis symptom more often than those with a lower body mass index, according to CDC statistics. Take a load off your joints by maintaining a healthy weight. Weight loss has also been linked to less pain from arthri-

tis, especially in the knees, which bear the brunt of excess pounds. n Evidence indicates that both endurance and resistance exercise can provide significant benefits to those with osteoarthritis, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. However, arthritis patients should typically avoid placing too much pressure on joints. Low-impact exercises such as biking, swimming and walking are recommended treatments for arthritis. A doctor or physical therapist is a good resource for helping you make a fitness game plan. Arthritis, Page 23



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Enzymes can regulate body fat composition There are many ways to stay fit and promote a long, healthy life. You probably know about some of them, particularly those habits that are widely discussed in the media and by doctors. However, scientists have recently made new discoveries that can help you activate weight loss while gaining control over deadly aging processes. New research indicates that when certain enzymes in your body are functioning properly, certain aging processes, such as weight gain, can be slowed or even reversed. One enzyme in particular, known as AMPK, is being highlighted by medical researchers. Adenosine monophosphateactivated protein kinase, an enzyme found within every cell, serves as the body’s master regulating switch, determining body fat composition and how long a person will live. When switched on, AMPK triggers the use of stored energy from fats, enhances removal of fats and sugar from the blood, increases production of mitochondria, and reduces inflammation and cellular “junk.” “When AMPK is more activated, it can help protect you against obesity and diabetes and many degenerative processes can be reversed,” says Dr. Michael A. Smith, senior health scientist for Life Extension and host

of “Healthy Talk” on RadioMD. com. Smith likens the processes that AMPK promotes as “cellular housekeeping,” warning that when these processes don’t work, dysfunctional cells can accumulate and create problems such as weight gain and chronic inflammation. As we grow older, cellular AMPK activation decreases, weight gain often follows, and we are more likely to succumb to the destructive factors of aging. Additionally, excess calorie consumption impairs the enzymatic activity of AMPK. Unfortunately, most humans today suffer chronic nutritional overload, say experts. Researchers have discovered four ways to boost the body’s AMPK activity: ■ Exercise. AMPK activity increases with regular vigorous exercise. ■ Restrict calories. By taking in fewer calories, you create increased AMPK activity as cells sense a requirement to function more efficiently. ■ Metformin. One of the drug metformin’s most beneficial mechanisms is to activate AMPK. This is one way it lowers elevated glucose. However, most physicians only prescribe metformin for type 2 diabetes, making access to this drug

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Are you reaching for the right medication? The use of opioid painkillers such as Vicodin and Oxycontin is on the rise and this trend is taking its toll. Opioids account for 46 deaths each day in the United States — more than any other drug. Is your pain medication the best option for you? Depending on the type of pain you’re experiencing and the duration of your expected treatment, the answer may be “no.” “Surprisingly, opioids are not very effective pain medications, and they can also have serious side effects,” said Dr. Donald Teater, medical adviser to the National Safety Council. Acute pain includes dental pain, back pain, renal colic pain (kidney stones), sprains and fractures. What may be surprising to some is that studies show a combination of over-the-counter acetamino-

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Recovered … and on a Roll

State College Area’s Henderson has returned from injury in grand style By PAT ROTHDEUTSCH

STATE COLLEGE — It is widely known that Mickey Mantle suffered greatly in his career from injuries, but his problems were hard to discern because he made everything look so effortless. There is a story about him that, in one Sunday game late in his career, Mantle hit a long home run in his first at bat, circled the bases and accepted the congratulations from his coaches and teammates. When he hobbled into the dugout and sat down, he looked around and said, to no one in particular, “Nobody here knows how really hard that was do to.” Very few things in sports are as easy as they look when performed by accomplished athletes at the top of their form, but throw in some kind of impairment, and what normally is just difficult becomes improbable or even impossible. Take State College softball pitcher Jess Henderson’s performance against a very good Cumberland Valley team on May 5. Henderson was six outs away from a perfect game against the Lady Eagles and ultimately ended with a complete-game one-hitter. She faced only two batters over the minimum, struck out seven, walked none and led the Lady Little Lions to an impressive 1-0 victory. It looked almost easy. That makes it all the more difficult to believe that nearly one year earlier, against this same Cumberland Valley team, Henderson had to be carried off the field with a major, even careerthreatening, injury after she tried to make a simple throw to first base. “It was the seventh or eighth game of the season, at Cumberland Valley,” Henderson remembered, “and there were two outs and a runner on third. There was a dribbler hit up the first base line and it was when I turned to throw the ball to first that I heard the pop. I planted and turned my body, but my foot stayed right where it was. “Immediately, I was like, ‘Throw the ball, Jess,’ but I couldn’t. I was thinking what was going on, and did I really hear a pop. I don’t remember hitting the ground, but my knee really, really hurt, and I heard my coaches around me and my dad in the background, and I thought that something was actually happening.”

What was happening was that Henderson had just torn the ACL in her right knee — one of the worst possible injuries for a righthanded pitcher. It didn’t occur to Henderson right then — it would eventually after her MRI — but there were no guarantees that she would be able to take a softball to a pitcher’s mound again. But if she wanted to — and she did — the process to get back would be very long, very arduous and with more that a little pain. “My sophomore year,” she said, “I took Introduction to Sports Medicine, so I knew enough about ACL tears to know it was going to be a surgery and it was going to be a year before I was going to be able to do anything again. “I knew that, but I also knew that it was not going to be something that was going to stop me from playing. That never once crossed my mind — not playing was not a option. I love this game so much, and I was going to do whatever it took for me to get back for my senior season.” The State College bench, when Henderson went down, did not have that level of optimism. Just the opposite, if fact. “Not only is Jess a terrific pitcher,” Little Lion head coach Mike Harper said, “but she’s also one of our best hitters. So when you talk about losing offense and defense at the same time like that, it’s tough. It’s hard to replace a kid like Jess Henderson.” To make matters worse, Harper had personal experience with an ACL injury himself, and he was fearful of Henderson’s chances of coming back. “Zero,” he said. “That’s an 18month injury and to get back to full strength, it’s 18 months. I was hoping to have her back this year, but I’ve been through an ACL, and I know what it’s like.” With no other options, and the clock already ticking, Henderson resolutely set on the road to recovery. She had the operation and almost immediately began rehabilitation. “It was definitely the hardest injury I ever had to rehab,” she said. “It was three days a week in physical therapy, from June through the end of September and into October. So my whole summer, planned. Early on it was a lot of range-of-motion stuff, and then it moved to cardio because it’s amazing how quickly your cardio goes. Then it moved to strength training, and around the six-month mark, I was able to

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STATE COLLEGE Area High School’s Jess Henderson, shown here earlier this season, has been a key cog on the softball field despite last year’s ACL injury. start running and work on my leg to be able to jump forward and backward and be able to turn. “When I first got to PT, I knew that I was in good hands. I knew right then that I was going to be OK.” And she was. She kept working through the winter, and slowly the strength returned to her knee. In the time leading up to the spring season, she passed the return-to-play testing and was cleared to begin practice for the beginning of the 2015 season. Getting cleared and practicing, however, were a whole lot different that actually pitching in a varsity game. That happened against Chambersburg in one of the Lady Little Lions’ first games of the season. Even she did not know if she was ready. “I was nervous that game,” Henderson said, “because it was the first time in a year that I had pitched in a game situation. It was a very good game, we won, and Chambersburg is a very good

team. It was an exciting win for sure. “Since then, it’s been an upand-down season. It’s been a lot of learning again. It has been another season of learning how to adjust. But it’s been getting gradually better. I’m feeling more confident with each game. And my knee has not bothered me at all.” Like Henderson, State College has also had an up-and-down season, and the Little Lions were looking to climb over .500 for the first time when Cumberland Valley came to visit. State College spotted Henderson a run in the first inning, and that was all she needed. She retired the first 15 batters she faced and was untroubled when her perfect game was broken up in the sixth. She regrouped and finished out the 1-0 win without giving up another hit. “That was one of the games that I really appreciate that I am back pitching again,” Henderson said about her one-hitter. “That

was the team I hurt my knee against, and it felt like I was finishing what I started — the game last year when I hurt my knee. They are a really, really good team and it felt really good to have a good game against them.” So in many ways, things have come full circle for Henderson. She is back throwing well, without pain and on a team peaking just as the playoffs are approaching. And everyone who knows her or about her also knows the truth about it being easy. Henderson is a senior at State High, but this will not be all for her and softball. She will be pitching next year for Misericordia University, which competes in the Division III Freedom Conference of the MAC. It wasn’t brought up why someone would go to a school with “misery” in its name, but one thing is for sure: The Cougars are getting a gritty pitcher in Jess Henderson — and an even grittier competitor.

State College laxers thump Selinsgrove, 9-4 By PAT ROTHDEUTSCH

STATE COLLEGE — It doesn’t matter what sport, if the other team is playing a tight zone, start with some long bombs — the sooner the better. That is exactly what the State College boys lacrosse team did in its season finale against Selinsgrove on May 11 at Memorial Field. Chris McDonough recognized the zone and got things started for the Little Lions with a 35-footer from the right wing just over a minute into the game. Ninety seconds later, Brady Franks hit another one, and State College was off to a 9-4 win over the Seals that upped its final season record to 11-6. “When a team runs a zone, you have to be patient,” State College coach Jeff King

said, “and the guys were fairly patient in the beginning to get the two goals early. “We were trying to get the ball to the back side of the cage — a little bit sloppy — but we did what we had to do.” Selinsgrove persisted in its zone and, with State College missing opportunities, it temporarily paid off when Nick Conrad scored with 6 seconds to play in the first quarter to make the score 2-1. But Selinsgrove couldn’t stop the Little Lions. With SC turning up its pressure defense, P.J. Bachman scored two of his three goals in the second quarter, and Franks added his second as the Little Lions took command with a 5-1 lead at halftime. “The zone opens it up a little bit more,” Bachman said, “but I like the man-to-man because I usually get more assists. I like to pull the player and dump it off to my

team mates. But the zone was a good mixup. I’m usually pretty close to the net and work off the cuts a lot, but today I had the chance to get the ball outside and I took it.” State College essentially put the game away in the third period with three quick goals by Bachman, Joe Desandre, and Kevin Reid along with an air-tight defense. The Seals had the ball in their attacking zone for less than two minutes in the period as State High took an 8-1 lead. “We (the defense) have been playing lights-out,” State College goalie Noah Schwab said. “They (the Seals) hardly got any shots on goal, and that’s what you want to see. “We were just playing our game, which is very athletic, and we get the ball and get it out as fast as we can.”

Selinsgrove added three goals -- two by high scorer Zach Adams — in the final 12 minutes, but the Seals never threatened SC’s lead. Desandre scored the last goal for State College to make the final score 9-4. State College now moves on to the playoffs, probably against Erie Cathedral Prep sometime in the last week of May, according to King. “We’re not quite there yet,” King said about his team’s playoff preparations. “We have a few practices in here and my guess is that we have Cathedral Prep in the first round of a District 6-10 crossover game. “They beat us last year by a goal, but they’re a different team and we’re a different team, so it’s a whole new season. The playoffs will ramp everything up another notch and make sure we are ready for that day.”

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Lady Mounties warm up for postseason By PAT ROTHDEUTSCH

PHILIPSBURG â&#x20AC;&#x201D; As far as playoff warmups go, Philipsburg-Osceolaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s game against very good Punxsutawney on May 11 fit the bill perfectly. Officially, the game didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t mean anything for the Lady Mounties in the Mountain League or in the District 6 standings. But P-O does nothing halfway. The Mounties employed all phases of their game â&#x20AC;&#x201D; timely hitting, solid pitching and aggressive defense â&#x20AC;&#x201D; to finally subdue Punxsy, 5-1, in their final regular-season game of the year. P-O scored all of its runs in the first inning, and sophomore pitcher Maggie Peck, thanks to some terrific defense, was able to keep the Lady Chucks at bay well enough for P-O to complete its season at 18-2. Still, the game was far from easy for P-O. After Hanna Thompsonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s two-run double in the first inning gave the Mounties a 5-0 lead, Punxy was a constant threat throughout the game. The Chucks knocked out 10 hits, put runners on in every inning and always seemed just a hit away from causing big trouble. They probably would have if P-O did not keep throwing out their base runners. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They (Punxsutawney) were very good,â&#x20AC;? Peck said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They definitely could hit the ball, but somehow on our defense, we were able to get the outs and make a lot of key plays to stay in the game.

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â&#x20AC;&#x153;I always feel really comfortable when I pitch because I know they (the defensive players) have my back.â&#x20AC;? They had Peckâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s back especially in the first inning. The Chucks opened the game with a double, a single and then another double â&#x20AC;&#x201D; and did not score. After Nicole Dipietro began the game with a double, she was thrown out by shortstop Abby Showers at third trying to advance on Anna Hornerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s infield single for the first out. Then Horner was picked off first base by P-O catcher Kylie Thal for the second out. Ivy Phillips followed with a double, but with no one left on base, there was no damage and Peck got out of the inning by forcing a grounder for the third out. The Mounties immediately struck in the bottom of the inning against starter Alli Ishman. With one out, Megan Bainey singled, Kenzie Burge doubled (RBI), Haylee Hayward singled (RBI), Showers singled (RBI), Chelsea Henry walked and then Thompson drove a long double to the wall in left that drove in Showers and Henry. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I just felt confident in myself,â&#x20AC;? Thompson said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;My team always supports me, and I just go out there and hit. I was hacking at anything.â&#x20AC;? That quickly, it was 5-0, P-O, but those good times would end just as quickly. Punxsutawney brought in sneaky-fast freshman Kylee Lingenfelter to pitch in the second inning, and she changed the complexion of the game. Lingenfelter shut out P-O the rest of the way. She allowed just three hits, struck out seven and walked just one. Fortunately for the Mounties, Peck and their error-free defense were more than capable of protecting the lead. Punxsy did score in the sixth on consecutive doubles by Phillips and Morgan Adamson, but another sparkling defensive play â&#x20AC;&#x201D; this one by first baseman Burge â&#x20AC;&#x201D; caught


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Sister act: Cooper girls reunite on the diamond By TREY COCHRAN

The Cooper girls, of Bellefonte, met on the diamond for the first time at the collegiate level in late April for a decisive doubleheader. Hannah Cooper, a junior at Central Connecticut, had been eyeing up this series since the end of last season. “I had it booked in my planner for school and I was making sure I had all my tests and homework done, so I was able to mentally prepare for that and getting to see her (sister Vanessa) and my family,” said Hannah. However, it was not the sisters’ first meeting on the field. “We played each other once in high school in travel ball, but never before that,” said Vanessa Cooper, who attends the University of Massachusetts Lowell as a psychology major. The two have built a great relationship around softball and, despite being separated by states, the girls stay close. “We call each other about our games and stuff, like how she is doing in her conference and how I am doing in mine. We talk about our teams,” said Hannah. “I’m friends with her team and

she’s friends with my team, so when we are off the field we are not that competitive.” Nonetheless, when it came time for the two to finally meet on the field, they were both as ready as ever. Hannah and her Blue Devils traveled to River View Field in Lowell, Mass., to play freshman Vanessa and the River Hawks. “We went out there as business. It was a two-hour drive, so we got there, got off the bus and went to the bathroom, and started warming up right away. But, I saw them (her family) and waved and smiled. It was business, but it was also laid-back business,” Hannah said. The girls’ family made the long trip to watch the sisters. It was meaningful and enjoyable for all involved. “It was awesome. I had not seen my brother in I cannot tell you how long, and he grew like 7 inches, and I hadn’t seen my mom or dad, and just seeing them was awesome,” Hannah said. “Not a lot of parents get to see that and I’m sure that is very special for them,” Hannah added, “and it was fun having them there cheering us on because we are so far away. (Vanessa’s) in

Massachusetts, I’m in Connecticut — five hours and eight hours — so we don’t get to see them very often.” As the game got underway, it really started to sink in for Vanessa how extraordinary the moment was. “It was extremely special, very emotional, very exciting. I only get to play against her one more time in my life, and then she will be done, and my coach and her coach knew how important this game was and we made it all the best it could be,” she said. Aside from being the first collegiate meeting between the two, the two games also played host to a couple of touching moments for the Cooper family and friends in attendance. “There was a moment where (Hannah’s) chest protector malfunctioned and she put her helmet and glove on the ground, she went over to her coach to get it fixed, and I picked up her stuff and handed it to her, and everyone watching said, ‘Ahhh ...,’” said Vanessa. Hannah also shared one of her memorable moments: “There was runners on first and third, and I was just like, ‘Take it easy,’ because I really didn’t know what to call against Vanessa. She is a

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THE COOPER SISTERS faced off against each other during an NCAA softball doubleheader. Vanessa, left, plays for the University of Massachusetts Lowell, while Hannah plays for Central Connecticut State University. The two are graduates of Bellefonte Area High School. good hitter and she tricked me and lays down a freaking bunt and runners scored, so we talked about that.” The first game was a hard fought 2-0 win for Central Connecticut followed by a even closer 7-6 win for the Blue Devils that

needed 10 innings to decide the winner. “Wins are wins and I love to win, so it was a good win for me and the fact that it was against my sister, it kind of felt a little Sister act, Page 29


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Commencement is the culmination of a promise By Penn State Live UNIVERSITY PARK — A promise made on Memorial Day in 2008 is what motivated Stephon Morris. That promise is what helped him gain clarity in the wake of chaos during the 2012 offseason. It is what pushes him to continue the pursuit of his NFL dreams and ultimately what drove him to complete his bachelor’s degree in telecommunications. Upon committing to Penn State on that fateful day in 2008, Morris stood in Joe Paterno’s office and shook his hand after vowing to not only play for the Nittany Lions but uphold the tradition of leaving Happy Valley with his degree. He completed that promise in 2015 by finishing his

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coursework through the Penn State World Campus. “I remember standing in (Paterno’s) office with Coach (Larry) Johnson and Eric Shrive,” said Morris. “It was my first time meeting Coach Paterno and I committed that day. … I told him that I wouldn’t leave without my degree.” Morris quickly made an impact on the field for the Nittany Lions, earning Big Ten All-Freshman Team honors from Sporting News. He was the only Penn State rookie to garner the honor and he admitted that his instant success on the field might have gone to his head. He appeared in all 13 games, logged 30 stops, hauled in one interception and made his first career start in the regular season finale at Michigan State. His interception came at Illinois, a 70-yard return that closed the half and preserved a 7-3 Penn State edge heading into the locker room. He also piled up five stops in three of his last four games, including five solo stops in a 19-17 Capital One Bowl victory over Louisiana State University. “I had success as a true freshman and it is hard to tell an 18-year-old kid that he needs to focus on his school work when he is having so much fun playing football,” said Morris. “You tell yourself that you’re not going to be the guy that lets success go to his head, but I did. I can remember Paterno talking to me about my grades. That success is not something that I handled the best.” Morris refocused after his freshman season and remembered the promise he had made, not only to his coach, but to himself and his family. He found success in his studies and on the field during the next two seasons, but during the summer of 2012 he faced another challenge when the program was handed sanctions by the NCAA. “The entire team was gathered in the players’ lounge after a workout, and I can remember the sanctions coming down. There were a lot of emotions; at some points you could hear a pin drop and at other points guys were yelling. I knew I had to keep my emotions in check because I

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needed to be a leader. ... I couldn’t show weakness.” Almost immediately, Morris told his father that he was staying at Penn State, and he believes that is the best decision he has made during his 24 years on this earth. “I called my dad and said, ‘I am staying. I told Coach Paterno I would get my degree from this school and I am going to do it.’” For Morris it was about honoring that commitment, but it was what happened a little later that season that really pushed him. As he sat in the squad room for what was Paterno’s final team meeting, the long-time head coach spoke about taking advantage of every day you are given. He told his players to take care of one another and his message was something that struck a chord with Morris. “Something that Coach Paterno made very clear in his last team meeting was that he wanted us to take care of each other. … He was talking about the guys who came before us — the alumni — and the players that would come after us. That might have been the first time I realized how special being a part of the Penn State family was. It really put the ‘Success with Honor’ motto in perspective.” Those three simple words have led him to where he is today, to the moment that “means the world” to him — graduation day. His on-field accolades and leadership when the program needed him the most were not enough. What really mattered to Morris was being a part of the 87 percent. Commencement, Page 29


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SPORTS MAILBAG If I were to limit the words to describe the offense of the Pittsburgh Pirates, those words would be awful and pathetic. Last year, most teams set out to improve their hitting and/or pitching during the offseason via free agency signings. Take for instance the St. Louis Cardinals. They made significant improvements to their team in the offseason. Now, one can see the results as their hitting and pitching have dramatically improved to the point they are the hottest team in baseball. Their record speaks for itself. Conversely, the Pirates made no significant improvements in hitting and, therefore, the Pirates are next to the bottom in hitting efficiency in the National League. The loss of Russell Martin really hurt and the really strange part is that the management of the Pirates signed no significant or impact-type players to compensate for the good hitting of Martin. It must have occurred to the Pirates’ management that unless they signed some really quality players, their team would be

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about the same as last year’s and no increase in the win column. It is frustrating to watch the Pirates, as it is a total failure in the quality hitting and efficiency. I must say the pitching has been first-rate. The last two years, the Pirates have filled PNC Park to capacity or close to it and, therefore, money should have been available to management (ticket sales). That money could have been spent to secure top-rate free agents that would have dramatically upgraded the team. Unless the Pirates trade for better hitters during the season, they are probably not even going to field a .500 team (wins and losses). Perhaps there are some players within the system at Indianapolis or Altoona who are potentially better hitters than some of the players on the Pirates’ roster. Good luck Pirates, because you are going to need it. Thomas Sturniolo State College

Student-athlete graduation numbers hit near-record high By BEN JONES

UNIVERSITY PARK — More than 100 Penn State student-athletes graduated May 8-10, representing 26 athletic programs across campus. The 101 graduating student-athletes in the 2015 class is the second-highest total in school history. In May 2013, 109 athletes graduated, which was five more than last year’s 96 graduates. The Nittany Lion wrestling team topped the list with 11 individuals receiving their diplomas. Also graduating were 21 Penn State student-athletes whose teams have captured NCAA championships during their ca-

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reers, including the 11 wrestlers, two women’s volleyball players and eight fencers. Nearly 20 Penn State student-athletes who received their diplomas earned AllAmerican honors, including Matt Brown, Dylan Alton and Jimmy Lawson (wrestling); Clarisse Luminet (fencing); Maya Hayes (women’s soccer); Katie Rodden (women’s track); Craig Hernandez, Nestor Rodriguez and Tristan Duverglas (men’s gymnastics); Laura Gebhart and Taylor Herold (field hockey); Caitlyn Karr, Katelyn Miller and Megan Siverling (women’s swimming); and Tatum Coffey, Kelly Lechner and Maggie McCormick (women’s lacrosse). Graduation, Page 30

“I wanted to be a part of ‘Success with Honor’ and the tradition of Penn State football players getting their degrees. I wanted to walk across that stage. I want to be a part of that 87 percent graduation rate. I wanted to show the younger guys in the program now that if you set your mind to it, you can accomplish anything.” Morris, a native of the metropolitan Washington, D.C. area, had planned to make the trek from his hometown of Greenbelt, Md., to State College with nine members of his family. The journey would have taken about three hours, but instead he will continue chasing his dream of NFL success. The family trip took a detour when he was invited to Tampa Bay for an open tryout. But, he expects to make Happy ValSister act, from page 27 better then usual,” said Hannah, who had two hits and one RBI. As the two games were finishing up, the immensity of the doubleheader began to sink in for the River Hawks’ first baseman. “In those moments that I was playing against her, I knew that if it wasn’t for her and everything she did when she was younger, I knew I wouldn’t have been there. And, it was a moment to really appreciate everything my sister’s done for me and how special we are to be where we are,” Vanessa said. Although her freshman season has ended, Vanessa is anticipating next year’s matchup on the diamond.

ley a frequent destination. “It is amazing the brotherhood that this program has,” said Morris. “To be able to walk into the Letterman’s Club and see all of these guys who played in the ‘60s and ‘70s, all the way to us younger guys is amazing. You would think that some of the older guys wouldn’t really know who you are, but they know you better than anyone. They are up there telling stories, handing out business cards, and that makes the Letterman’s Club such a special group to be a part of.” The stories Morris has from his career will stack up against many of those that populate the Letterman’s lounge throughout the fall, including his favorite Penn State anecdote: a 2012 overtime victory over Wisconsin that punctuated what brotherhood can accomplish. “I cannot wait to get the schedule and see when we play against each other. Hopefully, we get some games in the fall against each other. But, if not, that game in the spring will be enough.” Hannah’s season continues, and she still has the NCAA tournament to look forward to, starting Friday, May 15. After winning the NEC Championship in a nail-biting eight-inning, 9-8 game, Hannah and the Blue Devils will set there focus on playing No. 14 Georgia in Athens, Ga. However, not out of focus for Hannah is the next matchup against her sister’s team. “I’m going to cherish it, because that’s going to be my senior year,” Hannah said. “That may be the last time I ever play my sister, so it’s going to be quite special for me.”

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Coach Gadowsky getting plenty of attention By BEN JONES

And that showed during Gadownsky’s leg of the tour — nearly 45 minutes of interviews, questions at every stop about how to get tickets and even more questions about the possibility of hockey being played in Beaver Stadium. In Pittsburgh, Gadowsky held court with some of the city’s hockey writers. For a state that boasts perhaps the best rivalry in professional hockey, the lack of any dominant collegiate program has kept Pennsylvania from earning the same kind of hockey-state recognition of the likes of Minnesota or Michigan. That won’t change overnight, and certainly Gadowsky being an interesting interview doesn’t change the state’s hockey reputation. But, what makes it interesting is how fast he has made his program relevant to the people who follow Penn State athletics. Following the season the Nittany Lions had in 2014-15, with Casey Bailey heading to the National Hockey League, fans’ curiosity has developed into full-blown interest. To be sure, Franklin will continue to be the big man on campus and that isn’t looking to change anytime soon. But, if Gadowsky and his program continue on their upward trajectory, they might just give Franklin a run for his money.

PITTSBURGH — There is little doubt about who the star of the Penn State Coaches Caravan is — football coach James Franklin. He is one of the main reasons why people buy tickets for a dinner or lunch at one of the 12 caravan stops he is making. So, for the coaches who travel along with him, there is usually a fair amount of second fiddle to be played. The exception to that rule last year was Cael Sanderson, who was closely followed by his own group of wrestling fanatics. But, as the last stop of the caravan’s first week came to a close on May 7, it marked the final appearance of Penn State men’s hockey coach Guy Gadowsky, who has, in his own right, become the focus of attention. His involvement was a symbolic display, illustrating how quickly the hockey program has climbed up the totem pole of Penn State athletics. From being the hottest ticket in town to becoming only the third sport on campus to generate a positive cash flow, Penn State men’s hockey is only going up from here.

Postseason pairings announced By PAT ROTHDEUTSCH

Field before a standing-room only crowd in 2014. But because only two D-6 schools go to the state tournament, and the No. 2 and No. 3 seeds would meet in the district semis, only one can advance to the final this year. And one has to go home. BEA (15-4) will host No. 14 Juniata (6-11) today at 4 p.m. in the AA softball first round. P-O (18-2) has a bye and will be home on May 18 against the winner of the No. 7 Bishop McCort (10-5) and No. 10 Westmont Hilltop (9-7) game. The BEA baseball team (7-11) will travel to No. 3 Bellwood-Antis (17-3) today, and P-O (7-10) will take on No. 2 Bishop McCort (14-4) in Altoona today. St. Joe’s (6-6) will go to No. 2 Blairsville (11-2) on May 18.

Area baseball and softball teams learned of their matchups when District 6 announced the A and AA pairings for the 2015 tournament on May 11. In baseball, St. Joseph’s is the No. 6 seed in the A bracket, while BEA will be No. 14 in AA and Philipsburg-Osceola will be the No. 15 seed. In softball, Philipsburg-Osceola will be the No. 2 seed in AA, and Bald Eagle Area will be No. 3. The bad news about those seemingly good seeds in softball is that there will be no repeat of what was the biggest game of the year in Centre County last year. P-O and BEA met in the state softball semifinal at Beard

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In addition, Penn State student-athletes have accumulated the following marks during recent semesters: ■ Penn State student-athletes broke several school records during the 2014 fall semester, including a record 500 earning a grade point average of 3.0 or higher. Among the 500 Nittany Lion student-athletes earning at least a 3.0 GPA, a school record 241 earned dean’s list honors by posting a GPA of 3.50 or higher. The combined average GPA was 3.08 among Penn State’s 31 varsity sports during the fall semester. ■ Penn State’s 70 winter Academic All-Big Ten selections brought the 2014-15 total to 142 academic all-conference honorees from 15 sports. Seventy-two studentathletes earned fall Academic All-Big Ten honors. ■ During the 2013-14 academic year, Penn State had 285 academic all-conference honorees, its second-highest total of all time.

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Family Matters

Making family dinners a priority benefits children Do you have dinner with your kids? It’s almost become a luxury today with people’s crammed schedules. And, yet, numerous studies show that no other hour in children’s days deliver as many emotional and psychological benefits as the one spent unwinding and connecting over food and conversation. “A nightly commitment to family dinners can be transformative,” said therapist Dr. Anne K. Fishel, co-founder of the Family Dinner Project and the author of “Home for Dinner: Mixing Food, Fun, and Conversation for a Happier Family and Healthier Kids.” Amongst finicky eaters, defiant teens and the lure of fast food, how can home cooking and family dinner be a household’s priority? In her new book, Fishel shares strategies for busy parents to overcome family dinnertime hurdles. Here, she shares a few parenting insights:


A family meal is an excellent opportunity to connect with children. Foster dinner conversation by making the family table a technology-free zone. Throughout the day, collect stories that might amuse your children, such as something mischievous the dog did. Starting by telling as story yourself can get the conversation rolling. Ask questions that demonstrate you’ve been paying attention, such as, “I know that today was your first art class. What was it like?” To deepen conversation, turn to daily media content. For example, elections can prompt discussions about how democracy works. Scandals can provide fodder for talk about truth-telling.


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Healthy snack ideas for your little athletes Kids may seem to have boundless energy, but running around the soccer field or baseball diamond takes effort — and burns lots of calories. As a parent or coach, it’s important to make sure kids are well fueled. They’ll play better on the field and feel better afterward. Whether it’s a practice game or the championship, come prepared with these fuss-free, nutritious, on-the-go snacks: n Victory veggies: Bring veggies that are easy to eat, such as baby carrots, celery sticks and bell pepper slices. They provide valuable vitamins and nutrients, and they won’t weigh down young athletes. n First-place fruit: Oranges, tangerines, watermelon and other juicy fruits are chock full of vitamins. And their high water content will help keep kids hydrated. Make these tasty fruit snacks even easier to eat by slicing and peeling them ahead of time, then packing them in singleserve bags. n Winning flavor: Olives are central to the bold, hearthealthy flavors of the Mediterranean-style diet. Often used in cooking or served at meals, they are also a terrific snack. They’re also gluten-free, dairy-free, sugar-free, cholesterol-free, trans-fat-free, GMO-free and vegan. n Powerful protein: A boost of protein after vigorous physical activity helps repair muscles. A handful of almonds or a scoop of trail mix is easy to pack in a resealable plastic bag and delivers a nutritious dose of antioxidants and omega-3s. Cheese sticks are another portable protein option. n Replenish and rehydrate: While nourishment is important, don’t overlook the importance of replenishing fluids and electrolytes lost during intense activity. Kids should quench their thirst throughout the game, especially in warmer weather. Water is always the best choice for hydration. To resupply necessary sodium, offer your little athlete a salty snack. Go easy on sports drinks, which can be loaded with calories and sugar and are generally unnecessary for the sports field except in the case of prolonged, vigorous exercise, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics. Whether you’re prepping for a big game or enjoying a casual scrimmage at the park, don’t forget snacks that will keep your athletic, on-the-go family healthy, hydrated and strong.

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be a myth created by food manufacturers and marketers. Your child might like chicken piccata as much as chicken fingers. Entice picky eaters by modeling adventurous eating. Eat the new food with gusto, and then ask, “Would you like to taste it? Can you describe the taste?” This focuses your child’s attention on the food, rather than on rejecting it. Avoid letting food become a power struggle. If your child refuses a particular meal, stay calm and offer an alternative such as a peanut butter and jelly sandwich — nothing that makes much extra work for you.

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Arts & Entertainment

Dates announced for ‘Jersey Boys’ at Eisenhower UNIVERSITY PARK — Dates have been announced for the Penn State engagement of the Tony, Grammy and Olivier Award-winning hit musical “Jersey Boys,” the story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons, playing at Eisenhower Auditorium for eight performances. The musical will make its State College premiere Tuesday, Nov. 3, and play through Sunday, Nov. 8. “Jersey Boys” is the winner of the 2006 Best Musical Tony Award, the 2006 Grammy Award for Best Musical Show Album, the 2009 Olivier Award for Best New Musical and the 2010 Helpmann Award for Best Musical (Australia). Directed by two-time Tony Award-winner Des McAnuff, “Jersey Boys” is written by Academy Award-winner Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice, with music by Bob Gaudio, lyrics by Bob Crewe and choreography by Sergio Trujillo. “Jersey Boys” is the true story of how a group of blue-collar boys from the wrong side of the tracks became one of the biggest American pop music sensations of all time. They wrote their own songs, invented their own sounds and sold 175 million records worldwide — all before they were 30. The show features all The Four Seasons’ hits, including “Sherry,” “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” “Oh What a Night,” “Walk Like a Man,” “Can’t Take My Eyes

Off You” and “Working My Way Back to You.” “Jersey Boys” opened at the August Wilson Theatre on Broadway to critical acclaim on Nov. 6, 2005. The “Jersey Boys” U.S. National Tour opened to rave reviews in San Francisco on Dec. 1, 2006, and is still breaking house records in cities across North America. The musical is currently playing in New York, Las Vegas and London, plus in cities across North America and the United Kingdom on national tours. “Jersey Boys,” worldwide, has been seen by more than 22 million people. “Jersey Boys” is produced by Dodger Theatricals, Joseph J. Grano, Tamara and Kevin Kinsella, and Pelican Group, with Latitude Link and Rick Steiner. The Eisenhower Auditorium performance schedule is 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 3, through Sunday, Nov. 8, and 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 7, and Sunday, Nov. 8. Audio description, which is particularly helpful to patrons with sight loss, will be available for the Nov. 8 2 p.m. performance at no extra charge to ticket holders. Tickets will available beginning Monday, June 1, online at or by phone at (814) 863-0255 or (800) ARTSTIX. Tickets will also be available at three State College locations: Eisenhower Auditorium (weekdays, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.), Penn

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THE ALLEGRIA ENSEMBLE TRIO performed in the Philipsburg-Osceola School District on May 7.

Allegria to perform at Bald Eagle WINGATE — The Allegria Ensemble Trio will present “How to Listen to Classical Music” from 9:50 to 10:30 a.m. and again from noon to 12:45 p.m. Thursday, May 21, at the Bald Eagle Area Middle School and High School. The trio is composed of musicians Cathy Herrera, flute; Jonathan Dexter, cello; and Debbie Trudeau, violin. The Allegria Ensemble Trio are professional musicians and members of Chamber Music American. May is National Chamber Music Month. This year, the Allegria Ensemble received a grant from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts to present this program five times in Centre County Schools. The Nittany

Valley Symphony is the fiscal sponsor for this project, and additional support comes from the Music Performance Trust Fund of the American Federation of Musicians. The goal of the project is to engage young audiences by performing a program of selected short pieces of music in a variety of styles including classical, jazz, Latin, blues and 20th century. The trio uses audience activities to illuminate different features of the music and include vocabulary, history, math, international culture, musical structure and other details that make the music come alive for both the performers and the audience.

UNIVERSITY PARK — Shirley Sacks, of State College, is the 2015 recipient of the Center for the Performing Arts at Penn State Distinguished Service Award. A former fourterm member of the center’s community advisory council, Sacks was honored at a 2014–2015 season celebration dinner May 11 at The Atherton Hotel in State College. “Shirley Sacks exemplifies what it means to be a passionate advocate, and she is always looking for ways to spread the word about the Center for the Performing Arts,” said George Trudeau, director of the center. “She is also a straight shooter who will always tell you what she thinks or what she’s heard from others. It is an extremely valuable contribution to have someone like Shirley who is not afraid to pass along critiques or criticism. All SHIRLEY SACKS of us at the center congratulate Shirley for receiving this well-deserved recognition.” In addition to her work with the Center for the Performing Arts, Sacks has volunteered for various organizations in State College. She has been a docent at Penn State’s Palmer Museum of Art for 20 years and was a member of the Nittany Valley Symphony Guild board. She was also president of the Friends of Schlow Centre Region Library board. “I’m always running around. I love getting involved in what’s happening in the community, and I try to help out as much as possible,” Sacks said. Sacks is a member of two book clubs, including that of the American Association of University Women, where she helps with the annual book sale that raises money for women to return to college. She is also a member of Hadassah, a Jewish organization for women, where she attends luncheons and meetings plus helps with an annual food festival. She plans to become a committee member of the Opera Buffs, an organization that supports live high-definition performance transmissions of Metropolitan Opera productions to the State Theatre. “I love the arts, and I especially love music. I want to see that these performing arts programs keep going and do my best to help them out,” she said. “I’m very honored and very flattered to receive this award.” The Distinguished Service Award has been given annually since 1996.

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Big Bird by day, World Campus student by night By HILARY APPELMAN

His dream job: vice president of marketing at Sesame Place. Despite his busy schedule, Hines-Garrison, who was a student at Temple University until he was cast in the touring company, has taken a full load of classes most semesters since he enrolled at Penn State. If it were not for World Campus, HinesGarrison said he might never have gone back to school and completed his degree. “Without World Campus, I would still be ‘taking a semester off.’” Hines-Garrison said World Campus has taught him how to be self-motivated and work hard. He finds it hard to focus on travel days, surrounded by fellow cast members, or in his shared hotel room. “I like to find a secluded space somewhere to do my work,” he said. If a hotel doesn’t have a business center, Hines-Garrison finds a nook in the lobby, or just sets up wherever he can. “I’ve done my homework in a stairwell before.” He tries to do most of his schoolwork on days off, “which are pretty infrequent — usually one 24-hour period per week,” he said. On Sundays there is just one show, and Hines-Garrison uses the extra time to study. Hines-Garrison also manages to see his daughter at least twice a month, either at their home in Philadelphia or on the road.

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UNIVERSITY PARK — When he’s not tucked into a quiet corner of a hotel studying for his college degree, Gregory HinesGarrison can likely be found on stage, inside the towering costume of a toddler’s favorite feathered friend: Big Bird. Hines-Garrison has been on the road with Sesame Street Live since August 2012. A few months after joining the national tour, he began studying for an advertising and public relations degree through Penn State World Campus. The 23-year-old Philadelphia native currently plays both Big Bird and the fuchsia monster Telly in Sesame Street Live’s “Make a New Friend” show. He completes his coursework between performances — sometimes as many as three a day. The tour often visits two or three different cities in the same week. Hines-Garrison graduated from Penn State on May 8. After his Sesame Street Live contract ends in June, he plans to take a break from touring to spend more time with his 2-year-old daughter, Lyric, and to look for work in advertising. “Ultimately, I’d like to return to children’s entertainment in some way, maybe in marketing,” Hines-Garrison said.

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PENN STATE World Campus student Gregory Hines-Garrison plays both Big Bird and the fuchsia monster Telly in Sesame Street Live’s “Make a New Friend” show. The tour sometimes travels to two or three cities a week and puts on as many as three shows a day. “Schoolwork is difficult with Lyric around,” he said, laughing. “With her around, I did my homework overnight, like at 4 a.m.” But, he added, Lyric is his motivation to keep up his hectic work and school schedule. “I work very hard so that she can be secure financially, now as well as in the future,” he said. “By far, she’s my No. 1

priority.” Between tours last year, he was an intern at the advertising firm Young & Rubicam, which Hines-Garrison said was an amazing experience. “Until that internship I never really understood how much weight the name Penn State carries,” he said. “It’s exciting to be part of that.”

WPSU-FM reporter wins Edward R. Murrow Award The Keystone Crossroads: Rust or Revival initiative explores the urgent challenges pressing upon Pennsylvania cities and is a collaboration between WPSU-FM and three additional public radio stations — WHYY-FM (Philadelphia), WITF-FM (Harrisburg) and WESA-FM (Pittsburgh). The RTDNA has honored outstanding achievements in electronic journalism — produced by radio, television and online news organizations — with Edward R. Murrow Awards since 1971. As a winner of a regional award, Lao Shaffner advances to the national competition, which will be judged this month. National awards will be presented at the RTDNA Edward R. Murrow Awards Gala at Gotham Hall in New York City Monday, Oct. 12.

UNIVERSITY PARK — WPSU-FM’s Kate Lao Shaffner was honored with a regional Edward R. Murrow Award from the Radio Television Digital News Association. This is the first Murrow award for WPSU-FM since 2009. Lao Shaffner’s award-winning story “Leasing Water Systems” garnered recognition in the breaking news category for small market radio within Region 11, which consists of New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania. The WPSU-FM Keystone Crossroads reporter examined the financial plight of several Pennsylvania cities and how municipalities are considering either leasing or selling assets as a way to help balance cash-strapped budgets.




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County Com— Centre memoBELLEFONTE approved a final to initiate the missioners conditionally would serve Land Developrandum that SCI-Rockview By CHRIS MORELLI complete approvplans of the holding back of ment project, with the Department that al until meeting understand the impact lifetime, — In another rections to fully on the county. MINGOVILLE Skating Center bustled have this plan will destinaLand Development the Hecla Park HousIt was a popular to skate The SCI-Rockview — Restricted with activity. a final stage who wanted But, for Alterations. plan contains Additions and expand the tion for teenagers with their friends.vacant — ing Unit Building stage would sat and hang out in need of building has This final residential Gazette adding inmates the state. decades, the CHRIS MORELLI/The and around prison population, until now. skating Rich Rogers services from said Comthe old Hecla Park mental health of convertBusiness partners to be informed,” are renovating cages and are in the process “We just want Dershem. “Their (RockSports and Rich Rogers feature batting Scott Smith Scott Smith, left, into the Bellefonte The venue will will have some missioner Steven ing the building Rink. health unit RINK RENOVATORS: Sports Academy @ the Rink. the view’s) mentalwith us. foot, climateAcademy @ different as golf simulators. rink into the Bellefonte direct impacts five fully stations, as well The 13,000-square bringing something will include what’s in the is that we’re pitching and hitting two on what’s here, controlled facility batting cages, and Page 5 that I’ve worked to the area than Commissioners, equipped individual “It’s something five years. The last 37, 38 lanes for baseball the last 4 pursupair of golf dedicated pitching 39 Business ..................... and off for lanes and a Skating rink, Page .... 34, 35 been aggressively Happening softball, utility Classified ........................ two years, I’veRogers said. “The concept 23-31 What’s ............................ 36 something cages. ing the idea,” Rogers, it’s Sports ......................... 32, 33 Puzzles According to awhile. ............... 12-18 Arts & Entertainment for 8 Community ..... 19-22 he’s envisioned and Summer Wellness ............ 2 Health & .................. 10, 11 Kids .................... 7 Education Police Report Opinion ............................

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‘English Manor Ball’ benefits the Palmer Museum of Art UNIVERSITY PARK — The Friends of the Palmer Museum of Art will host the museum’s annual gala and auction from 6:30 p.m. to midnight Friday, May 15, at The Nittany Lion Inn. Guests will enjoy a celebratory evening complete with an elegant sit-down dinner, dancing and silent and live auctions led by master of ceremonies Jeff Brown. This year’s honorary chairs are Rodney and Sharon Erickson and the theme is “An English Manor Ball: A Reflection Back to the Elegant 1920s,” evoking the transitional age out of the Edwardian era. A variety of mustaches and pearls will be provided and guests are encouraged to dress in period fashion. Embodying an “English Manor” theme, the museum friends selected the evening’s menu to include the following courses prepared by chef Andrew Monk of the Nittany Lion Inn: apple and Stilton salad with toasted walnuts and port wine vinaigrette, served with a variety of English-styled rolls and breads; mango sorbet; seared filet with bourguignon sauce and lavendercrusted cod with rhubarb sherry sauce,

served with mashed potatoes and green beans; and floating islands with lemonscented custard sauce and raspberries for dessert. Following the live auction, dancing will take over the ballroom at 9:30 p.m. with musical entertainment by the Pittsburghbased Smokin’ Section. The group has been the house band for Pittsburgh-area TV’s “Jerome Bettis Show,” “The Hines Ward Show” and “The PNC Steeler Huddle Show,” and has opened for many headliners, including Kenny Wayne Shepard, Eddie Money and The Guess Who. Auction items include a range of unique offerings from dining options and experiential packages to jewelry and works of art. Items can be previewed at the museum’s website,, by clicking on the Gala 2015 icon. The museum friends partnered with the following businesses that have helped to shape the event through sponsorships: First National Bank; Mercedes-Benz, Nissan, Audi, Volkswagen, Sprinter, and Volvo of State College; Penn State Alumni Association; McNees Wallace & Nurick LLC;

and State College Orthodontics. The museum’s benefit gala is open to the public. Registration and payment are required ($175 per person; includes $60 tax-deductible donation). All proceeds benefit the Palmer Museum of Art and provide funding for the museum’s free public educational programs — including lectures, gallery talks, musical performances, poetry readings, workshops, films and docent-led tours for school and community groups — as well as for sustaining a vital, free-admission resource for the community and those who visit. A Friends of the Palmer Museum of Art membership may be purchased for as little as $35 a year and includes the following benefits: newsletter and calendar of events, a 10 percent discount at the Museum Store (excluding consignment items), invitations to members-only events, an invitation to the Friends’ Purchase Party and annual meeting, and an invitation to the annual Holiday Art and Ornament Sale preview reception. For more information about the gala or

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ATTENDEES OF THE English Manor Ball will dress in the styles of the 1920s. becoming a friend of the museum, contact Jennifer Feehan, coordinator of membership and public relations, at (814) 863-9182 or

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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 for days and times. Club — The Centre Region Model Investment Club meets the second Monday of every month from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the Mazza Room at the South Hills Business School, 480 Waupelani Drive, State College. Call (814) 234-8775, or contact Meeting — The Calvary Church will host a Christian Recovery meeting every Monday night from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at 1250 University Drive, State College. For more information, visit www.liferecovery Safety Checks — Mount Nittany Health sponsors free car seat safety checks from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at their 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. Exhibit — An exhibit of photographs by Dan Mohney will be on display through mid-May in Founder’s Hall, Lock Haven University-Clearfield Campus, 201 University Drive, Clearfield. The exhibit is available for viewing from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., Mondays through Thursdays, and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Fridays. For more information, contact Rebecca Ogden at rogden@lhup. edu. Exhibit — “Everyday Iron” will be on display every Saturday through November, between 2 and 4 p.m., at the Boals-

burg Heritage Museum, 304 E. Main St., Boalsburg. Visit www.boalsburgheritage Exhibit — “Art of the Bellefonte Schools” will be on display from Friday, May 1, to Sunday, May 24, at the Bellefonte Art Museum, 133 N. Allegheny St., Bellefonte. This show will consist of art from all four elementary, middle and high schools. For more information, call (814) 355-4280 or visit Exhibit — An exhibit of photographs by Marlee Erwin will be on display from Friday, May 1, to Sunday, June 28, from 1 to 4:30 p.m. on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, or by appointment, at the Bellefonte Art Museum, 133 N. Allegheny St., Bellefonte. For more information, call (814) 355-4280 or visit www.bellefonte Exhibit — An exhibit of jewelry by Elizabeth Hay will be on display from Sunday, May 3, to Sunday, May 31, from 1 to 4:30 p.m. on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, or by appointment, at the Bellefonte Art Museum, 133 N. Allegheny St., Bellefonte. For more information, call (814) 355-4280 or visit Exhibit — An exhibit of photographs by Marianne Fyda and Karl Eric Leitzel will be on display from Sunday, May 3, to Sunday, June 28, from 1 to 4:30 p.m. on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, or by appointment, at the Bellefonte Art Museum, 133 N. Allegheny St., Bellefonte. For more information, call (814) 355-4280 or visit www. Farmers’ Market — The Lemont Farmers’ Market will take place from 3 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, May 20, through Wednesday October 21, in the Coal Sheds, 133 Mt. Nittany Road, Lemont. The market is only held on Wednesdays. For more information, contact Anna Kochersperger at Exhibit — “Healing Transformations” an exhibit of watercolors by Michele Rivera, will be on display Monday, June 1, through Thursday, July 30, at the Mount

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Story Time — Preschoolers can enjoy stories and songs at the Thursday story time from 10:30 to 10:50 a.m. at Discovery Space, 112 W. Foster Ave., Suite 1, State College. Story times are free with paid admission. Call (814) 234-0200 or email info@ Children’s Program — Preschoolers ages 3 to 5 can work on science-themed activities with “Science Adventures” from 11 to 11:30 a.m. at Discovery Space, 112 W. Foster Ave., Suite 1, State College. Activities are free with paid admission. Call (814) 234-0200, email info@mydiscoveryspace. org or visit Knitting Club — The Centre County Library and Historical Museum will host Hooks and Needles, an adult knitting club, from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at 200 Allegheny St., Bellefonte. Call (814) 355-1516 or visit Story Time — Holt Memorial Library will have preschool story time from 2 to 2:30 p.m. at 17 N. Front St., Philipsburg. Today’s theme is “Mother’s Day.” Call (814) 342-1987 or visit www.centrecounty Children’s Program — The Centre County Library and Historical Museum will host its Lego club from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. at 200 Allegheny St., Bellefonte. Call (814) 355-1516 or visit www.centrecounty Embroidery Club — An embroidery club will meet from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Sun Room, Schlow Centre Region Library, 211 S. Allen St., State College. All skill levels are welcome. Call (814) 237-6236. Family Program — Holt Memorial Library will host “It’s Elementary,” a series of activities and presentations for elementary school students and their families, at 6 p.m. at 17 N. Front St., Philipsburg. Tonight’s theme is “Craft Night Kids in the Kitchen.” Call (814) 342-1987 or visit www.


Yard Sale — The Catholic Daughters of Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church will be sponsoring an indoor yard sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Garden Center Activity Building, 820 Westerly Parkway, State College. For more information, call Patricia Hubler at (814) 466-8712. Line Dancing — Centre Region Parks and Recreation presents line dancing at 10:50 a.m. at the Centre Region Senior Center, 131 S. Fraser St., No. 1, State College. No experience necessary or partners needed. Call (814) 231-3076.


Competition — The 31st annual Phyllis Triolo Music Competition, sponsored by the Central Pennsylvania Music Teachers Association, will take place at Esber Recital Hall, Music Building 1, University Park. For more information, call Patricia Lloyd at (814) 238-2374, contact prlmusic@live. com or visit Event — The Market Place at Good Shepherd Catholic Church will host an

event from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 867 Gray’s Woods Blvd., State College. For more information, call (814) 238-2110 or visit Program — Centre Region Parks and Recreation will be hosting a Birds and Bagels Program at 8:30 a.m. at the Millbrook Marsh Nature Center, 548 Puddintown Road, State College. For more information, call Centre Region Parks and Recreation at (814) 231-3071, contact Molly Hetrick at, or visit Yard Sale — The Catholic Daughters of Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church will be sponsoring an indoor yard sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Garden Center Activity Building, 820 Westerly Parkway, State College. For more information, call Patricia Hubler at (814) 466-8712. Sale — The Gregg Township Fire Company will host its soup and hoagie sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the firehall in Spring Mills. For more information, call Marsha Bailey at (814) 422-8596. Event — Schlow Centre Region Library will be hosting summer reading registration from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. at 211 S. Allen St., State College. Visit Event — The “4K4 Rwanda” run/walk to support the Rwanda Children’s Education Fund will take place at 10 a.m. at the Boalsburg Military Museum, 51 Boal Ave., Boalsburg. Registration will begin at 9 a.m. For more information, contact Carol Falke at (814) 321-1076 or Children’s Activity — Schlow Centre Region Library presents “Saturday Stories Alive” at 11 a.m. in the Children’s Activity Room at 211 S. Allen St., State College. The event will be a half hour of stories, fingerplays and hand-on activities. Visit www. Activity — A chess club for all ages will meet from 2 to 4 p.m. at Schlow Centre Region Library, State College. Visit www. Activity — A Lego club for grades first through sixth will meet from 2 to 4 p.m. in the Children’s Activity Room, Schlow Centre Region Library, State College. Visit Games — Snow Shoe EMS will host bingo at 7 p.m. at 492 W. Sycamore St., Snow Shoe. Doors open at 5 p.m.


Story Time — The Centre County Library and Historical Museum will have toddler story time from 10:30 to 11 a.m. at 200 Allegheny St., Bellefonte. Today’s theme is “Farms.” Call (814) 355-1516 or visit Story Time — The Centre Hall Branch Library will have preschool story time from 10:30 to 11 a.m. at 109 W. Beryl St., Centre Hall. Today’s theme is “Red, White and Blue.” Call (814) 364-2580 or visit www. Line Dancing — Centre Region Parks and Recreation presents line dancing at 10:50 a.m. at the Centre Region Senior Center, 131 S. Fraser St., No. 1, State College. No experience necessary or partners needed. Call (814) 231-3076. Support Group — The Cancer Survivors’ Association will host a support group What’s Happening, Page 35

May 14-20, 2015 What’s Happening, from page 34 meeting from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Pink Zone Resource Library in the Mount Nittany Medical Center, 1800 E. Park Ave., State College. For more information, call Carol Billett at (814) 3555705. Luncheon — Bellefonte Area High School Class of 1948 will meet for lunch at noon at Bonfatto’s, 1211 Zion Road, Bellefonte. For more information, contact Knitting Club — A knitting club will meet from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Sun Room, Schlow Centre Region Library, 211 S. Allen St., State College. All skill levels are welcome. Call (814) 237-6236. Knitting Club — Holt Memorial Library will host “Knit Wits,” for beginner, experienced or intermediate knitters, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at 17 N. Front St., Philipsburg. Call (814) 342-1987 or visit www.centre Class — Attend a creative art and journaling class at 6 p.m. at Kalina’s Studio in Indigo Wren’s Nest Wellness Center, 111 S. Spring St., Suite 8, Bellefonte. Create mixed-media art while honing your creative writing, painting and other artistic skills. Bingo — The State College Knights of Columbus will host bingo at 7 p.m. at 850 Stratford Drive, State College.


Seniors Hiking Group — Enjoy a moderate hike in the great outdoors at 9 a.m. at various locations in and around State College. The hikes are free except for car pool donations. To register, call (814) 231-3076 or visit Coffee Time — Bring a friend and savor that second cup of coffee and conversation from 9:30 to 11 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall, Howard United Methodist Church, West Main St., Howard. Children’s Program — Holt Memorial Library will host “Mother Goose On the Loose,” a program for children ages 3 and younger, from 10:30 to 11 a.m. at 17 N. Front St., Philipsburg. This program is a form of a baby lap-sit, with the focus being on rhythms, rhymes, music and interaction between baby and adult. Call

The Centre County Gazette (814) 342-1987 or visit www.centrecounty Children’s Program — The Centre Hall Branch Library will host a program for home-schooled students in grades first through fifth from 1:30 to 3 p.m. at 109 W. Beryl St., Centre Hall. Participants will complete their passports and test their knowledge as they play Borderline and Stack the States. Registration required by calling (814) 364-2580 or visiting www. Yoga Class — A gentle yoga class will take place from 4:30 to 5 p.m. at the Howard United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, 144 W. Main St., Howard. The class is designed to have all flows on the floor. Gain flexibility and strength and leave feeling calm, open and rejuvenated. Call Kathie at (814) 625-2852 or email kathieb1@ Book Club — Mother and Daughter Book Club will take place at 6 p.m. in the Children’s Activity Room at Schlow Centre Region Library, 211 S. Allen St., State College. The book to be discussed this month is “Faith, Hope, and Ivy June” by Caroline Kennedy. Call the Children’s Department at (814) 235-7817 to register. Book Club — Join the evening book club at 6:30 p.m. in the Sun Room at Schlow Centre Region Library, 211 S. Allen St., State College. The book to be discussed this month is “All the Light We Cannot See” by Anthony Doerr. Visit www.schlow Story Time — The Centre County Library and Historical Museum will have an evening story time from 6:30 to 7 p.m. at 200 Allegheny St., Bellefonte. Listen to stories, sing and rhyme with us, and then end with craft for the whole family. Call (814) 355-1516 or visit www.centrecounty Line Dancing — Centre Region Parks and Recreation presents line dancing at 7 p.m. at the Mt. Nittany Residence, 301 Rolling Ridge Drive, State College. No experience necessary or partners needed. Call (814) 231-3076. Model Railroad Club — Nittany Valley Model Railroad Club meets at 7 p.m. at Old Gregg School Community and Recreation Center, Room No. 1A, 106 School St., Spring Mills. Call Fred at (814) 422-7667.


Story Time — The Centre County Library and Historical Museum will have baby book time from 9:30 to 10 a.m. at 200 Allegheny St., Bellefonte. Book themes will vary throughout March. Call (814) 3551516 or visit Children’s Program — Children ages 6 months to 2 can explore science through books and movement during “Baby Explorers” from 10:30 to 11 a.m. at Discovery Space, 112 W. Foster Ave., Suite 1, State College. Activities are free with paid admission. Call (814) 234-0200, email info@ or visit Story Time — The Centre County Library and Historical Museum will have preschool story time from 10:30 to 11 a.m. at 200 Allegheny St., Bellefonte. Today’s theme is “Farms.” Call (814) 355-1516 or visit Story Time — Holt Memorial Library will have preschool story time from 10:30 to 11 a.m. at 17 N. Front St., Philipsburg. Today’s theme is “Awesome Animals.” Call (814) 342-1987 or visit www.centrecounty Line Dancing — Centre Region Parks and Recreation presents line dancing at 10:50 a.m. at the Centre Region Senior Center, 131 S. Fraser St., No. 1, State College. No experience necessary or partners needed. Call (814) 231-3076. Volunteering — Bellefonte Area Mission Central HUB will be open from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Trinity United Methodist Church, 128 W. Howard St., Bellefonte. Call (814) 355-9425. Children’s Program — The Centre Hall Branch Library will host its Lego club from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. and 3:45 to 4:15 p.m. at 109 W. Beryl St., Centre Hall. Call (814) 3642580 or visit Zumba — New Hope United Methodist Church will sponsor a free Zumba class at 6 p.m. at the church, 1089 E. College Ave., Bellefonte. Call Amanda at (814) 321-4528. Book Discussion Group — The Centre County Library and Historical Museum will host an evening book discussion group from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at 200 Allegheny St., Bellefonte. This month’s book is “The Stolen Child” by Keith Donohue. Call (814) 355-1516 or visit www.centrecounty

Page 35 Program — Centre Region Parks and Recreation will host “Large Scale Composting: Bins and Beyond” from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Millbrook Marsh Nature Center, 548 Puddintown Road, State College. For more information, contact Molly Hetrick at, Centre Region Parks and Recreation at (814) 2313071 or visit Group Meeting — Celebrate Recovery will meet from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Christ Community Church, 200 Ellis Place, State College. The group uses the “Eight Recovery Principles” with a 12-step approach to help members cope with life’s troubles. For more information, visit or call (814) 234-0711.


Story Time — Preschoolers can enjoy stories and songs at the Thursday story time from 10:30 to 10:50 a.m. at Discovery Space, 112 W. Foster Ave., Suite 1, State College. Story times are free with paid admission. Call (814) 234-0200 or email info@ Children’s Program — Preschoolers ages 3 to 5 can work on science-themed activities with “Science Adventures” from 11 to 11:30 a.m. at Discovery Space, 112 W. Foster Ave., Suite 1, State College. Activities are free with paid admission. Call (814) 234-0200, email info@mydiscovery or visit www.mydiscoveryspace. org. Meeting — Mount Nittany Chapter of PARSE will host a meeting at Hoss’s Steak & Sea House at noon at 1450 N. Atherton St., State College. For more information, contact Pat Hubler at (814) 466-8712. Knitting Club — The Centre County Library and Historical Museum will host Hooks and Needles, an adult knitting club, from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at 200 Allegheny St., Bellefonte. Call (814) 355-1516 or visit — Compiled by Gazette staff

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Land-use webinar to focus on agritourism issues UNIVERSITY PARK — “Agritourism Issues for Pennsylvania Communities” will be the topic of a Web-based land-use seminar offered by Penn State Extension. Dean Severson, principal agricultural and rural planning analyst for the Lancaster County Planning Commission, and Ross Pifer, director of the Penn State Agricultural Law Resource and Reference Center, will present the webinar at noon Wednesday, May 20. A popular and growing opportunity for agricultural producers, agritourism is comprised of activities that can include visiting a working farm or any agricultural, horticultural or agribusiness operation to enjoy, learn about or participate in what is happening at that locale. Agricultural producers today often engage in agritourism activities as a means of supplementing or supporting their overall agricultural operations, according to Severson. These agritourism activities pose a number of legal issues for agricultural producers and for the municipalities in which they are located. “Planners must acknowledge agriculture as both a land use and a business, and understand the challenges this mixed use creates for communities,” he said. “Lancaster County agritourism guidelines ad-

dress specific agritourism events, including hayrides, wedding/event barns and corn mazes that are being proposed by the agricultural community.” The webinar will address the application of Pennsylvania agricultural statutes to agritourism activities and the extent to which these statutes affect the ability of municipalities to regulate or zone agritourism activities. “Specifically, the webinar will examine the Pennsylvania Right to Farm Act, Clean and Green, general zoning principles and the Pennsylvania Attorney General Office’s enforcement of ACRE (Agriculture, Communities and Rural Environment Act),” Pifer said. This webinar is part of the current winter-spring monthly land-use series. A summer-fall series will begin in July and end in November. All of these programs are recorded and available for viewing. The cost of the webinar series is $30 for all five webinars and $60 for those who want to receive certification maintenance credits from the American Planning Association. For more information, contact Peter Wulfhorst at (570) 296-3400 or ptw3@psu. edu.

Hons named marketing director at South Hills


STATE COLLEGE — South Hills School of Business and Technology recently announced that Cole Hons has joined their organization as director of marketing. Hons comes to South Hills after having spent the last 14 years at Penn State. There, he assisted in the growth of the

World Campus and the Sustainability Institute as lead copywriter, media producer and public relations coordinator. “South Hills has done so much for so many over its 45-year history. I’m really proud and excited to be a part of the organization moving forward,” Hons said. “What I hope I can bring to the table is more online presence, in terms of connecting with people who could really benefit from the outstanding programs this school has to offer.” A graduate of Penn State, Hons lives in State College with his wife and two sons.

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

Lynette B. Rossman, Lynette B. Reynolds and Mark P. Rossman to Lynette B. Rossman and Mark P. Rossman, 938 Valley View Road, Bellefonte, $1.

RECORDED APRIL 20- 24, 2015



Manuel Gooding and Victoria J. Gooding to Beatriz M. Osterried, 421 E. Bishop St., Bellefonte, $1. Anne E. Haranin estate, Judy S. Haranin and Constance H. Davis executrix to Brian B. Witmer and Nancy M. Witmer, 348 E. Bishop St., Bellefonte, $650,000. Judy S. Haranin to Rodney N. Wellar and Sherri L. Wellar, 614 E. Howard St., Bellefonte, $750,000.


Kendall A. Krebs to Jenna L. Micsky, 180 Dorchester Lane, Bellefonte, $202,000.


Michael Brandon Buscher and Mikaela Rodriguez Buscher to Erika Donn Dickie and David Garcia, 140 Lucas Road, Bellefonte, $164,900. Pennsylvania Sawmill Company, Seda-Council of Governments and Manufacturers & Traders Trust Company to Manufacturers & Traders Trust Company, Seda-Council of Governments and Pennsylvania Sawmill Company, $0.


Patrick Ciarrocchi and Katie Ciarrocchi to Stephanie C. Crawford, 112 Manor Road, Centre Hall, $164,900. Stefania F. Hipp, Stefania F. Rhoades and Ronald D. Hipp to Vincent J. Scavone and Michele M. Scavone, 439 Norle St., State College, $460,000.

AN AGRICULTURE-FOCUSED webinar will be held on May 20. The theme will be “Agritourism Issues for Pennsylvania Communities.”

‘Lowe’ point is a matter of knowing the ‘whys’ Have you seen those DirecTV commercials with Rob Lowe? Thanks to Comcast, you might not have the chance any more. Lowe plays various awkward versions of himself while pointing out why DirecTV is better than cable. My favorites are “Scrawny Arms Rob Lowe,” “Super Creepy Rob Lowe” and “Far Less Attractive Rob Lowe.” Turns out Comcast thought he was “Not Completely Truthful Rob Lowe.” The Better Business Bureau agreed that DirecTV could not substantiate some of the ads’ David M. claims and should Mastovich is discontinue the campresident of paign. MASSolutions Inc. For more At the same time, information, Comcast was ranked visit www.mas the least trusted pany by American consumers in the just-released 2015 Temkin Trust Ratings. The ratings are based on data from an online survey conducted in January of 10,000 U.S. consumers. Respondents were asked to evaluate how much they trust 293 organizations across 20 industries on a “1” (do not trust at all) to “7” (completely trust) scale.


Supermarket chains earned the highest level of trust (H-E-B, No. 1; Publix, No. 4; Trader Joe’s, No. 7). Some other Top 20 companies included Amazon (No. 10), Lexus (No. 12), Apple (No. 14), Lowes and JetBlue (tied at No. 17). Comcast comes in at 293, just ahead of Charter Communications, Coventry Health Care and Time Warner Cable. TV service providers, wireless carriers and Internet service providers scored in the “poor” to “very poor” range. I’m guessing the results don’t surprise you. Why? Exactly. The companies we trust understand the “whys.” Leaders of the trustworthy companies know why they are in business. Their purpose and values drive what they do and how they operate. Equally important from a marketing perspective is understanding your customers’ “whys,” “hows” and “whats.” Why do they buy from you? How do they want to feel? What problem are you solving? You need to continually learn from, and about, your customers so you can truly know what their “why” is. Once you’ve answered the “why” questions, craft your story. Make it about them — your customers. Use client testimonials, case studies and success stories to show current and potential customers how you can truthfully solve their problems. Meet their needs when they do buy, and thank them formally and informally. You’ll gain their trust and their business.


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Deed Transfers, from page 37 Amelia A. Seaton to Jerald C. Egelhoff and Linda L. Egelhoff, 128 N. Pennsylvania Ave., Centre Hall, $83,000.


Richard H. Rider and Vicki J. Rider to Thomas J. Chavara and Lisa A. Chavara, 130 Mossey Glen Road, State College, $1. S&T Bank, Decibel Partners LP and Olympus Scientific Solutions Technologie to S&T Bank, Decibel Partners LP and Olympus Scientific Solutions Technologie, $0. Stearns Boal LP to Gregory S. Brown and Colleen J. Brown, 145 Mountain Laurel Drive, State College, $92,500.


Ralph E. Eisenhart II and Kathleen L. Eisenhart to Michael W. Smith and Rebecca A. Plesic, Buckridge Road, Howard, $14,000.


Berks Homes LLC to Walter Cedeno, Sara E. Cedeno and Waleska M. Cedeno, 396 Havershire Blvd., State College, $303,903.60. Circleville Road Partnership C. LP to Berks Homes LLC, 115 Rushcliffe St., State College, $23,100. Circleville Road Partnership C. LP to Berks Homes LLC, 117 Rushcliffe St., State College, $23,100. Evelyn Smith Trust and Brian K. Smith trustee to Leanne S. Wendell, 1211 Circleville Road, State College, $1. John H. Farr and Ana J. Farr to John Farr, 697 Wiltshire Drive, State College, $1. Katharine M. Kingera to Karen Burton-Horstman and Mark V. Horstman, 119 Washington Place, State College, $223,500. Ethel R. Leach to Ethel R. Leach and Raymond J. Leach, 337 Madison St., State College, $85,000. Andrew Webb to Anthony L. Stauffer and Lori A. Stauffer, 178 Ridge Road, Pennsylvania Furnace, $575,000.

Kuo-Chuan Yeh and Huei-Mei Chang to Bangzhi Liu and Yi Zhang, 1894 Autumnwood Drive, State College, $330,000. Xiangfen Zhou to Debra D. Rosenberry and Daniel C. Rosenberry, 147 Gala Drive, State College, $204,500.


Travis V. Weaver and Marie A. Weaver to Travis V. Weaver, 630 Upper Georges Valley Road, Spring Mills, $1.


Karen L. Cook to Karen Lee Cook Irrevocable Trust, 1106 Pine Creek Road, Haines, $1. Sally J. Cook estate and Karen L. Cook executor to Robin L. Johnson, 1106 Pine Creek Road, Haines, $1. Travis V. Weaver and Marie A. Weaver to Travis V. Weaver, State Route 0045, Spring Mills, $1.


Alexander F. Borys and Anne K. Borys to Arden W. Holland and Mary J. Holland, 182 Beacon Circle, Boalsburg, $330,000. TOA PA IV LP to Ryan J. Givens and Stacy T. Givens, 164 Plymouth Circle, Boalsburg, $349,090. TOA PA IV LP to Edward C. Pitchford and Shelby J. Pitchford, 253 Beacon Circle, Boalsburg, $475,051.86.

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U.S. Bank to Dana Lee Martin and Bonita M. Martin, 126 Maple St., Howard, $62,000.


Linden S. Miles and Hazel G. Miles to David B. Knepp and Judith R. Knepp, Shultz Hollow Road, Julian, $4,000. Cathy L. Moore to Rachel L. Zimmerman and Adam M. Moore, 1205 Bald Eagle St., Julian, $1.


Jedediah Tumbleson by sheriff to J.P. Morgan Chase Bank, 311 Turnpike St., Milesburg, $6,260.46.

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ard A. Nybeck and Lyndsay N. Nybeck, Casanova Road, Munson, $42,000. Ida J. Watt by attorney to Matthew L. Moore and Natalie L. Moore, Ichabod Lane, Shirleysburg, $1.



Neil A. Crihfield and Aimee L. Crihfield to Charles Bourque and Renee Bourque, 215 Whitehall Drive, Bellefonte, $250,000. Steve M. Miller and Donna F. Miller to Timothy D. Kessling and Kaitlin V. Pyle, 181 Thomas Lane, Bellefonte, $177,500.

M.F. Erie LLC to WIN-SC LLC, 1910 N. Atherton St., State College, $1. Pittsburgh Pooh Company to M.F. Erie LLC, 1910 N. Atherton St., State College, $1. Pittsburgh Pooh Company to WIN-SC LLC, 1870 N. Atherton St., State College, $1. Dean T. Spanos and Linda A. Spanos to Thomas J. Sharpe Jr., 5186 W. Buffalo Run Road, Port Matilda, $159,000. Susan J. Zimmerman to John D. Fleisch, 169 Tradition Drive, State College, $294,000.


Howard W. Dashem and Jessica J. Dashem to Michael P. Marquardt, 2658 Earlystown Road, Centre Hall, $685,000. Sally Louise Swanger estate and Russell L. Swanger executor to Russell L. Swanger, 2147 Earlystown Road, Centre Hall, $1. Brian B. Wisner and Janice E. Wisner to Brian B. Wisner, 135 Coulter Lane, Spring Mills, $1.

1311 S. Atherton St. Associates LP to State College Borough, $0. Jessica L. Ames-Passmore and Jessica Lyn Ames to Lucas J. Passmore, 1411 Pugh St., State College, $1. Kathleen M. Delano to William B. Malcom and Diana W. Malcom, 229 Ellen Ave., State College, $266,000. Judy S. Haranin to R & A Rentals Beaver Twin Apartments LLC, 611 E. Beaver Ave., State College, $1700,000. Thomas A. Jennison by agent to Thomas A. Jennison Revocable Trust and Thomas A. Jennison trustee, 240 Woodland Drive, State College, $1. Helen B. Kloss to Dorothy T. Fry and Scott Fry, 940 Hart Circle, State College, $179,000. Dennis Lamb and Patricia R. Skrentny-Lamb to Katharine M. Kingera, 526 Nimitz Ave., State College, $300,000. William R. Schmalstieg and Emily L. Schmalstieg to Jogender Singh and Dolly Singh, 222 W. Beaver Ave., State College, $174,500. Catherine C. Tomczuk by agent to Leland G. Engel and Renata S. Engel, 1085 Saxton Drive, State College, $302,500.




Kenneth L. Teaman, Sharon E. Teaman, Donna J. Gardner and Lori A. Cummings to Watersedge On Tunnel Road LLC, 333 Tunnel Road, Spring Mills, $1.


Benevolent Protective Order of Elks to James E. Bumbarger and Jeannette C. Bumbarger, Corner of Fourth Street and Spruce Street, Philipsburg, $20,000.



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FOUND: Exotic Bird, describe to claim. Call (814) 234-4532


Houses For Sale

RENT TO OWN We can arrange â&#x20AC;&#x153;Rent To Ownâ&#x20AC;? on any property for sale by any broker, owner, bank or others. NEW HORIZONS REAL ESTATE CO. 814-355-8500


Lots & Acreage For Sale

PHILLIPSBURG: 15 acres, woods, lake, deer. $18,500. PENNFIELD: 2 acres, all utilities on site, $26,500. Call George, (814) 237-1000


Phone 814-238-5051

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$1260 / 2 BR 1000 ft Apartment Private Drive $1300.00 Available June 1st, Ex-Large Beautiful 2BR Apartment only one Mile from PSU! Included in rent is heat/a/c, water, sewer, trash & off street parking for two cars. Tenants to pay electricity and cable. Tons of natural light and a sliding glass patio doors. (814) 933-8884

Wanted: Part-time Preschool Staff Lead teachers, art specialist, and aides wanted for Christian preschool. Lead teachers require bachelor degree in elementary education or early childhood. Starts late August.

Send cover letter and resume to: Grace Lutheran Preschool & Kindergarten 205 S. Garner, State College, PA 16801 or by June 1.

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Houses For Rent

Help Wanted

JANITORIAL FLOOR TECH Full Time Position. Hours are mostly after 3 or 4 PM. Some weekend work. Job includes, stripping and waxing floors, cleaning carpets, windows, etc. You must have a valid PA drivers license. You MUST have a clean record and pass a background check. Experience helpful but not necessary. Wage will be discussed at interview.

Please call 814-308-8786 or e-mail

Seasonal, part-time and full-time Cave Tour Guides as well as CafĂŠ Servers If you would like to become a member of our growing Pennâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Cave Team, you must possess a positive attitude and strong work ethic. Good communication/listening skills, honesty, integrity and a desire to learn are a necessity! If youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re a lover of nature, history, wildlife and enjoy meeting and interacting with diverse groups of people, then this is the perfect work-place for you!



4 BEDROOM / 2 BATH HOME Minutes From Downtown $1875.00 Spacious 4 bedroom 2 bath home located minutes from downtown State College. It features a large living room, dining room, large partially finished basement. The home will feature many new upgrades for fall. Stove and refrigerator are included. Sit an relax on your large front porch or rear patio area. 1 Car garage and off street parking included. Sorry no pets. Due to borough regulation, only 3 non-related persons can reside in this home. Tenant pays all utilities. (814) 278-7700




COUNTRY 5 min. from town. This 3 bdrn home sits on 1/2 acre with open living room, dining room, and kitchen. Three car garage. Bellefonte area. Asking $250,000 firm. Ph. 814.222.3331.

Work Wanted


Cleaning Services

Celebrating 23 Years of Service!! Cleaning By Patsy offers quality cleaning services tailored to your needs. Home, businesses and rental properties cleaned weekly, bi-monthly, monthly, or one-time cleaning. Holidays, event preparations and house closings available as well. All supplies and equipment are included with services. Write or call for more information to schedule a free estimate today. Service areas: Boalsburg / Colyer Lake / State College. Phone: 814-404-7033


Computer Services

COMPUTER REPAIRS Over 14 years of experience in repairing desktops, servers and laptops. I can easily remove viruses, spyware, and malware and get your PC back to top form. Please email Mike at or Call 814-883-4855

Special Services


Spring Cleanup, Landscape, Lawnmowing, Mulch, Brush Remocal, Driveway Sealing, Deck Staining, Painting, Electrical, Carpentry, Plumbing, Flooring

High school & college students seeking summer employment; recent graduates, as well as active adults are all encouraged to apply. Apply in person at our Visitors Center OR email for more information & to request an application. No phone calls, please.

Zion: Forest Ave. multi-family yard sale. Fri. 5/15 8-4 & Sat. 5/16 8-12. Lots of items!


814-360-6860 PA104644


WEDDING DRESS $100.00 Size 22 ivory wedding dress. Call (814) 207-4750

WINTER COAT Long wool coat size 12 with scarf (814) 207-4750

100 GRAPHIC DESIGNER Fast, economical, quality work. Flyers, resumes, brochures, letterheads, business cards, labels, ads, forms, certificates, posters, newsletters, catalogs, book/jacket designs, logos, menus, programs, invitations. CALLS ONLY, NO EMAIL Call: 814-237-2024


Applicants must be at least 16 years of age, and have reliable transportation to work.


Public Sales

Household Goods

WINE Handle Chaise Recliner $495.00 Rolled and padded arms. Banded base rail. Dimensions 45â&#x20AC;? W x 47â&#x20AC;? D x 49â&#x20AC;? H. Comes with new (never used) arm pads. Recliner was used very little. This recliner is in great shape with no damage and from a smoke-free home. $495 Hardly used. (610) 588-1884


Outdoor Living For Sale

DAHIA Hot tub, 13 years old, works good, with new motors, needs thermostat, $200. You remove. (814) 355-5962

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Pets & Supplies For Sale

ADORABLE English BULLDOG PUPPIES Ready to go home we currently have puppies English bulldog that are now available for their forever homes. They are all so sweet and wonderful. They are up to date on shots, deworming, vet checks and health guarantee. text or call (619) 350-1816


Miscellaneous For Sale

GENERATOR $250.00 Portable Generator, Generac ix800 watts, digital inverter generator, flex power fuel management 3.5 hour run time, super compact and quiet, clean power, brand new. (814) 360-4295


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Autos For Sale

Cheap Auto Repairs

We offer all repairs at very affordable prices. Brakes 10 per wheel, oil changes 10, tune ups 25, tire balance and rotation 20. All prices plus parts! Other major and minor repairs prices at 20 per hour no flat rate charging. Can call or text (814) 441-0272 for an estimate.

Sports Equipment For Sale

TWO 17 FT CANOES $375.00 Two 17ft. Canoes. One a Coleman Ram-X. One aluminum. Both in great shape. $375 each. 814 355-0556

NEW Ping I25 Irons new ping I25 forged irons matched set w/r flex dynamic gold shaft 5 iron thru pitch wedge. (814) 308-3530



WANTED Musical Instruments Wanted to buy, musical instruments in any condition. Mainly brass and woodwind instruments but would consider string instruments. Sorry no interest in guitars or drum equipment. Call / Text 610-588-1884. 1980 Fairwood Lane State College 16803


Campers & Tents For Sale


Miscellaneous For Sale

ANTIQUE Lawn & Garden Sythe Sickle Bar, needs a wooden handle, otherwise OK, $25; text (814)571-4549, prefer texts or call Ed @ (814)353-0760. Thanks.

2012 Nissan Versa S Hatchback $12,000.00 Metallic Blue, very good condition, 33,200 miles, FWD, 1.8L, Special edition which includes remote keyless entry, cruise and audio controls on steering wheel, bluetooth, alloy wheels AM/FM/Aux-in audio system w/4speakers and iPod control. (814) 237-0123

COACHMAN RV TRAILER $7,500.00 2006 Coachmen 30 foot trailer. New, unused, keep under cover mostly. Sleeps six or eight. Located in State College. Call (814)238-1736 for a showing.

Motorcycles For Sale

Nice 2007 Honda Shadow 750cc Twin with windshield & Saddle Bags 2300 miles asking $3995 call 814-592-4628

CDL Drivers â&#x20AC;&#x201C; State College / Centre County Your futureâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s in great hands when you join the team of professionals at Advanced Disposal. Advanced Disposal is a fully integrated solid waste services company providing collection, transfer, recycling and disposal services to residential, commercial, and industrial customers. We are looking for aggressive and proficient CDL Driverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s at our hauling facility in our State College / Centre County, PA location. Qualifications include: â&#x20AC;˘ The successful candidate is required to drive a tandem, and or tri-axle type vehicle. â&#x20AC;˘ Requires repetitive heavy lifting, excellent driving skills, and a good safety record. â&#x20AC;˘ No over-night travel required. â&#x20AC;˘ Candidate must be well-organized, have a strong work ethic, have good communication skills, and be a service oriented team player. â&#x20AC;˘ It is required that all candidates have a CDL driverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s license, and a good driving record. Advanced Disposal offers a competitive salary and a complete benefits package including medical/dental/vision/life insurance; 401(k) plan with company match; Paid holidays and vacation; company provided uniforms and a generous boot allowance. To apply visit our website at use location name: State College under the Careers Tab or stop in or call our office. To review and apply for any current open positions please stop at our office at: Advanced Disposal 2560 Clyde Avenue State College, PA 16801 Advanced Disposal is an Equal Opportunity Employer, M/F/D/V, that valueâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s and recognizes the unique talents and potential of all employees and we are committed to a diverse drug-free workforce. Therefore, a post offer pre-employment drug screen and background check will be required.

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