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2013 Official Guide

Centre County

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contents

2013 Official Guide to Centre County

Penn State University gives Centre County businesses access to the latest research and technology, while beautiful mountains and valleys offer recreational opportunities.

On the cover:

John Hovenstine (2)

Welcome ..................................... 9 Chamber Overview ............... 10 The Region ............................... 14 Economic Development ...... 24 Employment............................. 35 Housing & Communities.....40 Education .................................48 Health Care ..............................59 Transportation......................... 67 Recreation & Tourism........... 72 Government ............................. 85 Guide to Advertisers ............88

200 Innovation Blvd., Ste. 150 State College, PA 16803-6602 phone: 814-234-1829 fax: 814-234-5869 www.cbicc.org e-mail: cbicc@cbicc.org

From its rural roots to its growing companies to the cultural benefits of Penn State, Centre County offers many reasons why it’s a great place to live, work, and play. Photos by Greg Grieco/Penn State, David Silber, University Park Airport

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The 2013 edition of the Official Guide to Centre County is published by the Chamber of Business & Industry of Centre County and Barash Media, 403 S. Allen St., State College, PA 16801; 800-3269584. Š2013. All rights reserved. Reproduction in any form without written permission from the publishers is strictly prohibited. Printed by Gazette Printers, Indiana, PA.


Officers and Executive Committee President/CEO Vern Squier, CBICC Chair Ted McDowell, AmeriServ Bank Vice Chair William Joseph, First National Bank Secretary David Gray, Penn State University Treasurer Fred Leoniak, ParenteBeard LLC

Board of Directors

Steve Brown*............................................ Mount Nittany Health System Capperella, Dave* .....................................................Capperella Furniture Desmond, Mike ................................................ Hotel State College & Co. Dupuis, Betsy ........................................................................Babst Callend Exarchos, Chris .........................................Centre County Commissioner Tom Fountaine*..................................................... State College Borough Gentzel, Tammy .............................................Centre County United Way Gray, David* ............................................................. Penn State University Hawbaker, Patrick...............................................Glenn O. Hawbaker Inc. Johnston, O.J.* ............................................................................Consultant Joseph, William* ......................................................... First National Bank Keamey, Tom ................................................................. First Energy Corp. Krauss, Jeff .................................................................... The HR Office Inc. Leoniak, Fred* ............................................................... ParenteBeard LLC Long, Cristin*..................................McQuaide Blasko Attorneys at Law Loy, Judy ..................................................................Nestlerode & Loy Inc. Magent, Chris ............................. Alexander Building Construction LLC Martin, Leanne* ..........................................................................M&T Bank McDowell, Ted* ................................................................ AmeriServ Bank Moore, John .................................................................Moore Power Sales Potteiger, Cheryl ......................................Bellefonte Area School District

Sepp, John* ................................................... PennTerra Engineering Inc. Small, Colleen .......................... The UPS Store Across from Wegmans Squier, Vern* ........................................................................................CBICC Steff, Jim .................................. Centre Region Council of Governments *Executive Committee Member

Chamber Staff Vern Squier, President/CEO Jean Gerber, Vice President of Chamber Operations Mary Resides, Economic Development Assistant Hannah Benton, Events & Publications Coordinator Andrea Harman, Member Services & Communications Coordinator Nancy Reese, Executive Assistant Elaine Morgan, Receptionist Chamber of Business & Industry of Centre County 200 Innovation Blvd., Ste. 150 State College, PA 16803-6602 (814) 234-1829 Fax: (814) 234-5869 E-mail: cbicc@cbicc.org Web site: www.cbicc.org Published by Barash Media 403 S. Allen St. State College, PA 16801-5252 (814) 238-5051; (800) 326-9584 Fax: (814) 238-3415 E-mail: rschmidt@barashmedia.com Web site: www.townandgown.com

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We’re proud of this beautiful, friendly, thriving region where we live, work, and play, and we’d like to share it with you. We invite you to browse these pages and find out more about what makes Centre County so wonderful, and we hope you’ll visit soon to see for yourself. Our green mountains and broad valleys serve as the backdrop for friendly communities that residents are proud to call home. From bustling State College to Victorian Bellefonte, our larger towns are centers of commerce and culture. From colonial Boalsburg to lakeside Howard, each of our quaint villages serves as a gathering place for residents of town and nearby rural areas. Our unemployment rate is consistently one of the lowest in the state, and we’ve earned a growing reputation as an incubator of high-tech companies, thanks partly to research and developments coming out of

Penn State. In 2010, the American Institute of Economic Research named State College the second-best U.S. college town with less than 250,000 residents, based on academic environment, quality of life, and professional opportunities. We have caring small-town physicians plus state-of-the-art hospitals and health-care facilities. We have dozens of direct flights each day to and from major air hubs, and we have eastwest (I-80) and north-south (I-99) interstate highway connections. Most of the county is served by five school districts, each one regularly beating state averages in test scores and graduation rates. Parents also can choose smaller private schools or charter schools. Several business and technical schools help make sure our employers can draw from a skilled, educated workforce. Here in Centre County, we have 154,722 residents, 107,000 Penn State football seats, 44,679 Penn State students, 3,400 guest rooms, more than 160 houses of worship, and six state parks. We have small-town friendliness and big-city cultural opportunities. While in Centre County, you can fish for trout, see a Broadway-caliber show, visit Amish country, view art exhibits, go downhill skiing, see a concert by a top-name performer, or explore our heritage at numerous historical sites. No matter what the reasons are behind your interest in our county — and, of course, we believe there are lots of reasons to be interested! — the members of the Chamber of Business & Industry of Centre County are ready to show you all that Centre County has to offer. n

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the cbicc

Centre County is our business Community building is our job. The Chamber of Business & Industry of Centre County (CBICC) is the champion of economic development and business growth in Centre County. The CBICC is the leading business advocate and is instrumental in shaping policy and initiating collaborative partnerships. With close to 1,000 members, the CBICC is the largest organization representing businesses throughout Central Pennsylvania. The CBICC was formed in 1992 when discussions were held to determine if the economic development organizations in Centre County would be interested in combining into a single entity. At the end of that year, the State College Area Chamber of Commerce and the Centre County industrial Development Corporation (CCIDC) merged, and the resulting organization — the CBICC — was charged with developing the unified voice of business for Centre County. The CCIDC, CBICC’s legal entity for economic development and business financing in Centre County, receives grants from various federal, state, and local agencies to support its industrial development activities. The CCIDC is also the lead agency in Centre County for the administration of Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority (PIDA) loans and participates in sponsorship of Pennsylvania Economic Development Finance Authority (PEDFA) loans. In 2003, the Centre County Board of Commissioners approved the CBICC’s request to create a countywide Industrial Development Authority. Industrial development authorities provide a unique financing vehicle for projects that may be ineligible for other types of incentive financing. Another economic development incentive was gained in 2005 with the creation of the I-99 Corridor Keystone Innovation Zone. The CBICC, in conjunction with the leadership of Bedford and Blair counties, manages this KIZ. Over the years, CBICC membership has grown to include more than 1,000 members, a milestone rarely achieved by any chamber outside of major metropolitan areas. This cross section of the business community is an active, diverse group that recognizes the value of the many products and services the CBICC has to offer.

CBICC Values Statement Leadership V isionary We are the leading business advocate in our county-wide community, shaping policy, initiating

collaborative partnerships and are the champions of economic development and business growth. We will lead with vision, inspiration, innovation, and enthusiasm.

Integrity Organizational We will operate with the highest level of trust and integrity, delivering measurable results for the betterment of our economy and our members.

and Education I nfrastructure The CBICC recognizes that a strong community infrastructure, including but not limited to education, workforce training, transportation, and health care, is essential to creating and promoting a strong economic development climate in Centre County.

Communication We are committed to effective, honest and respectful communication to foster an environment

favorable to positive economic growth and will clearly and consistently promote the CBICC mission, vision, priorities, and actions.

and Value E xperience The CBICC will deliver high-quality member services that align with its mission, vision, and values to provide an outstanding “Member Experience” in which value exceeds investment.

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Chamber Timeline

CBICC

Today the CBICC provides: • Networking Opportunities • Member Savings Programs • Educational Programs • Marketing & Advertising Opportunities • Economic Growth & Workforce The CBICC helps members celebrate their busi Development ness success stories. • Business Financing • Help With Starting a Business • Government Advocacy • Industrial Development • Business Incubator Program • Research & Information

“I believe that our membership in the CBICC was one of the major contributors to the rapid success and growth of Goodco Mechanical Inc. The networking opportunities to share ideas and meet other successful business people gave us a great forum to promote our organization and learn from others. As a young, start-up business, I was very appreciative of all the support we received from the Chamber staff and all the businesses involved. Thanks CBICC!” — Scott Good,Goodco Mechanical Inc.

Success Partners Success Partners help provide the funding necessary to support the numerous CBICC programs and events that make a difference in the life of our business community. Thank you to our 2013 Success Partners for assisting the CBICC in playing a leading role in Centre County’s economic development throughout the year: • Glenn O. Hawbaker Inc. • Mount Nittany Health System 11 www.cbicc.org

1920

State College Chamber of Commerce chartered

’30s & ’40s

Known as the Commerce Club, later became State College Area Chamber of Commerce

1956

Centre County Industrial Development Corporation (CCIDC) formed

1963

Centre County Vacationland Council formed

1976

Downtown Business Association formed

late ’70s

CCIDC became a standalone organization

early ’80s

Construction began on what is today Penn Eagle Industrial Park

1983

CCIDC joined forces with College Township Industrial Development Authority to establish the county’s first business incubator

1992

State College Area Chamber of Commerce and Centre County Industrial Development Corporation combined into a single entity — CBICC

1996-99

Heritage I Group (development/real estate CEOs), the CEO Group, and the Total Quality Council merged into the Chamber

2003

Countywide Industrial Development Authority formed at CBICC request

2005

I-99 Corridor KIZ started, in conjunction with Bedford and Blair counties

2007

CBICC unveiled rebranding and image campaign

2009

CCIDC expanded to new office space in Innovation Park

2010

CCIDC celebrated the opening of Benner Commerce Park and completion of the park’s infrastructure.

2011

Vern Squier hired as new President/CEO


CBICC

the cbicc Frequently Asked Questions What is the CBICC?

The Chamber of Business & Industry of Centre County (CBICC) is the Chamber of Commerce representing all of Centre County. The CBICC’s membership is comprised of businesses of all sizes — from sole proprietors to companies with more than 500 employees — and represents all sectors of the business community, including many nonprofit agencies. The Chamber’s role is to unify the voice of its diverse membership to help promote the well-being and growth of commerce, business, and industry while striving to maintain a high quality of life in Centre County.

What role does the CBICC play in the county’s economic development?

The CBICC is the designated economic development agency in Centre County. The Centre County Industrial Development Corporation (CCIDC) is the CBICC’s legal entity for economic development and business financing and receives grants from various federal, state, and local agencies to support its industrial development activities. The CBICC’s Business Incubation Program allows startup companies to move through the early, high-risk phase of development within a business-friendly environment.

How can the Chamber help me promote my business?

One of the most effective benefits the Chamber offers its members is the opportunity to promote their businesses throughout Centre County and beyond. Among the ways the Chamber helps with business promotion is to offer a significant number of effective networking events throughout the year. Members can choose to attend a variety of events, including membership luncheons, Business After Hours, Business Before Hours, and the four major events held each year: Annual Awards Gala, Central PA Regional Business & Industry Expo, Member Spotlight, and the “Open for Business” Golf Tournament.

These events provide members with the opportunity to make personal contact with Chamber programs offer frequent networking opportunities. other members of the business community How can I join the CBICC? — important contacts that can contribute Becoming a member of the CBICC is directly to the success of a business. one of the smartest decisions any busiThe CBICC Web site, www.cbicc.org, ness owner can make. So many benefits includes a comprehensive and dynamic are offered to members, and the cost of business directory search engine. Each membership is extremely affordable. For a member of the CBICC receives a free listing business with 1 to 10 employees, an annual on the Web site, which includes a direct link membership costs only $235. to the member’s own Web site. This powerful Go to the CBICC Web site, www.cbicc. search engine allows on-line users to search org, for more information on member benfor businesses categorically, alphabetically efits, and a downloadable application. Or, by business name, by individuals within a if you’d like to speak directly with someone business — the search possibilities are almost at the Chamber, call (814) 234-1829; the endless! And with the Web’s worldwide presChamber’s staff will be more than happy to ence, businesses are promoted far beyond answer any questions you might have or the borders of Centre County. provide you with additional information and The Chamber also offers its members a a membership packet. n number of affordable marketing opportunities. Members can choose to advertise in the Chamber’s hardcover publications, the Guide to Centre County, CBICC Directory Membership Directory, or the Centre County Map. In addition, mar-keting opportunities are available on the CBICC Web site and electronic publications — InfoCentre and ChamberNet. The electronic publications are e-mailed to more than 2,500 recipients, providing members with the opportunity to target a large segment of the business community. You can access the CBICC on the Internet at www.cbicc.org.

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the region From the Mountains to the Valleys Those of us lucky enough to live, work, or play in Centre County consider ourselves just that — lucky. No matter where we are in this vast county, we’re close to beautiful, unspoiled mountains that offer us endless opportunities to explore nature. Our fertile valleys are dotted with both modern farms and old-fashioned Amish homesteads. We can choose to live in the country, in a quiet village, or in a bustling community. We have the convenience of shopping centers and downtown areas, plus mind-expanding opportunities for theater, music, and discussion. We enjoy the good things in life…most of which are right here in Centre County. 14 www.cbicc.org


In Centre County, we’re surrounded by picture-perfect mountains and valleys.

We’re at the geographic center of Pennsylvania, hence the name Centre County (the exact center of the state is near Aaronsburg or Fisherman’s Paradise, depending on which definition you use). About a third of our land is publicly owned by the Bureau of Forestry, Game Commission, Fish Commission, Bureau of Correction, or Penn State. If you look at a map of Centre County (like the one on pages 16-17), you’ll see lots of green for state parks and state forest land. We’re so close to nature that stepping into a suburban backyard can send a groundhog scurrying for cover, and every so often we have to shoo a bear cub back up the mountain. We have fresh air and fresh water in nearly limitless amounts. The earliest inhabitants of our region were the Shawnee and the Lenni-Lenape tribe of the Delaware Indians, who dwelled in our natural caves and lived off the abundant wildlife and fertile land. Early settlers included the English, German Mennonites, French Huguenots, and Scots-Irish Presbyterians. During the Industrial Revolution of the 1800s, abundant natural resources, including timber, natural gas, coal, and some of the purest limestone in America, helped local valleys develop into major mining, lumber, and iron-making centers. By 1826, 19 forges or furnaces were operating in Centre and surrounding counties. You can relive this time period at Centre Furnace Mansion and Curtin Village. Eventually, the supply of timber for charcoal was exhausted. In 1855, The Farmers’ High School was chartered in what would become State College as a state-subsidized school for sons of farmers. Little did local residents realize that this school would grow to become The Pennsylvania State University and replace iron-making as the area’s prime economic force, as well as a center for cultural activity. By 2011, this once wild and remote county had an estimated population of 154,722. Our population is growing at a nice healthy clip — not too slow, but not out of control, either. From historic Philipsburg in the west to agricultural Penns Valley in the east, and from scenic Sproul State Forest in the north to busy State College in the south, Centre County truly has it all. n

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The Region

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REGIONAL TRAVEL • Baltimore, MD: 170 miles • Buffalo, NY: 210 miles • Washington, DC: 215 miles • New York, NY: 230 miles • Atlantic City, NJ: 250 miles • Cleveland, OH: 250 miles • Toronto, ONT: 311 miles • Columbus, OH: 350 miles

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PENNSYLVANIA TRAVEL • Altoona: 45 miles • Harrisburg: 85 miles • Pittsburgh: 140 miles • Philadelphia: 192 miles • Erie: 210 miles

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The Region

Centre County Geography Physiographic Regions of Centre County

Source: Centre County Planning and Community Development Office

Allegheny Plateau The northwestern half of Centre County, the Allegheny Plateau, is a forested high plateau divided by deep valleys and fast-moving streams. Despite the richness of its timber stands and the early discovery of coal, the plateau’s rugged foothills north of Bald Eagle Creek discouraged westward-bound settlement and remained sparsely settled throughout much of the nineteenth century.

Plenty of Green Space Land Category

Forests Agricultural Residential Vacant & Unused Reclaimed Transportation

Acres in 2008

% of County Land

516,716 108,344 23,688 20,090 12,996 12,051

74 15 3 3 1 1

Ridge and Valley The southeastern Ridge and Valley half of Centre County, made up of forested sandstone ridges and gently rolling limestone valleys, is framed by Bald Eagle Ridge to the north and the Seven Mountains to the south. The eastern slope is cut by Spring Creek and its tributaries, and the western slope by Spruce Creek. The discovery of high-quality iron ore brought settlement to this region, as did the richness of its agricultural land.

Source: Centre County Planning and Community Development Office

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The Region

Centre County Population Age under 5 years ..................4.2% Age under 18 years ............. 15.3% Age 65+ ................................. 11.5% Male ....................................... 51.9% Female ................................... 48.1% White ...................................... 89.5% Asian .........................................5.4% Black .........................................3.3% Reporting 2 or more races ...1.6% American Indian/Alaskan native.... ........................................................ 0.1% Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander .... ...........................................................0.1% Hispanic/Latino origin ..........2.7% Annual births ..........................1,344 Annual deaths ........................... 929 Source: U.S. Census Bureau 2011 age, sex, and ethnic estimates; Pennsylvania Department of Health 2010 births and deaths

Millheim is a close-knit community in rural Penns Valley.

Regional Population Growth

Centre County’s total population grew 14% over the past decade, from 135,758 in 2000 to 154,722 in 2011.

8,548

2,956

6.5%

0.5%

25,548

2011 Population

16.1%

% change, 2000-2011

12,849 12.9%

6,795

(2.4%)

5,339 6.0%

92,687 16.7%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Centre County Income & Households Households in Centre County ............................................................................................ 56,134 Average persons per household ............................................................................................ 2.39 Median household income ............................................................................................... $48,262 Money income per capita ..................................................................................................$24,514 Source: U.S. Census Bureau; household information does not include people living in dormitories

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Municipal Population College Township ................................ 9,543 Ferguson Township ............................17,734 Halfmoon Township............................. 2,675 Harris Township ................................... 4,886 Patton Township .................................15,350 State College Borough .....................42,499 Centre Region ........................ 92,687 Boggs Township .................................. 2,992 Curtin Township .......................................620 Howard Borough .....................................722 Howard Township ....................................966 Liberty Township .................................. 2,123 Milesburg Borough ............................. 1,125 Lower Bald Eagle Region....... 8,548 Philipsburg Borough ............................2,778 Rush Township ......................................4,017 Moshannon Valley Region .....6,795 Burnside Township ..................................440 Snow Shoe Borough...............................766 Snow Shoe Township ......................... 1,750 Mountaintop Region................2,956 Bellefonte Borough..............................6,201 Benner Township ..................................6,187 Marion Township ................................. 1,229 Spring Township ...................................7,488 Walker Township .................................. 4,443 Nittany Valley Region ........... 25,548 Centre Hall Borough ........................... 1,269 Gregg Township ................................... 2,410 Haines Township .................................. 1,568 Miles Township..................................... 1,987 Millheim Borough ....................................905 Penn Township ..................................... 1,184 Potter Township.................................... 3,526 Penns Valley Region ............. 12,849 Huston Township ................................. 1,364 Port Matilda Borough .............................608 Taylor Township ........................................855 Union Township ................................... 1,393 Unionville Borough..................................293 Worth Township .......................................826 Upper Bald Eagle Region........5,339 Centre County ...................... 154,722 Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2011

Grove Park, Greater Bellefonte Area

The Region on the Web AccuWeather: www.accuweather.com Weather data and more from State College’s own, the “World’s Weather Authority™.”

Centre County Industrial Development Corporation: www.centrecountyidc.org Economic development information and assistance.

Bellefonte Tourism Commission: www.bellefonte.com Things to see and do in Victorian Bellefonte.

Chamber of Business & Industry of Centre County: www.cbicc.org Details about Chamber activities, list of all Chamber members.

Boalsburg Information: www.boalsburgcentral.com Bed-and-breakfasts, dining, events, and more.

Downtown State College Improvement District: www.downtownstatecollege.com Guide to downtown shops, restaurants, businesses, and more.

Central Pennsylvania Convention & Visitors Bureau: www.centralpacvb.org Online lodging reservations, community calendar, things to do, etc.

Philipsburg Information: www.philipsburgpa.org Heritage and happenings in Philipsburg.

CentreConnect: www.centreconnect.org Nonprofit local site with links to government, schools, and more. Centre County Association of Realtors: www.happyvalleyhomes.com Search for homes, land, or commercial buildings for sale via links to Realtors. Centre County Government: www.co.centre.pa.us A citizen’s guide to county offices.

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State College Information: www.statecollege.com Info on just about everything in State College, including current “Web cam” shot of downtown. State College Information: www.statecollegecentral.com Community Web site for State College.


The Region

Four Seasons in Centre County

In Centre County we enjoy the best of all seasons. Our winters, typically cold with moderate snowfall, usually yield six snowstorms, each with more than four inches of snow. Our springs generally start around the first of April as the first warm southwest wind moves in across the valley. Summers are beautiful with warm and moderately humid days. We usually have a spell of hot weather in mid-July. But many here believe the fall season is our best as deciduous trees turn magnificent colors and the days trend sunny and mild.

January February

March April May June July August September October November December

Location Centre County is conveniently located in the center of Pennsylvania, surrounded by beautiful countryside and yet close to major Eastern cities. • We’re less than 200 miles from Philadelphia and Pittsburgh, and less than 100 miles from the state capital, Harrisburg. • The county is a day’s drive or less from four of the country’s 10 largest metropolitan areas — New York City, Washington/Baltimore, Philadelphia/Wilmington/Atlantic City, and Boston — as well as Cleveland, Norfolk/Virginia Beach, Columbus, Providence/Fall River, Hartford, and Buffalo/ Niagara Falls.

Avg. High

Avg. Low

Mean

34.2 37.5 46.5 59.8 69.7 78.0 81.8 80.2 72.3 61.2 49.9 38.2

20.2 21.8 28.3 39.3 49.4 58.8 62.8 61.0 53.2 42.1 34.0 24.8

27.2 29.7 37.4 49.6 59.6 68.4 72.3 70.6 62.8 51.7 42.0 31.5

Avg. Precipitation (inches)

2.74 2.53 3.40 3.20 3.46 4.11 3.52 3.84 3.57 3.03 3.34 2.88

Highest temperature: 102°F, July 8, 1936 & July 16, 1988 Lowest temperature: -20°F, February 10, 1899 Wettest month: 12.82 inches of rain, June 1972 (most from Hurricane Agnes) Driest month: 0.08 inches of rain, October 1963 Most snow in one winter: 109.3 inches, 1993-1994 Most snow for one storm: 28.4 inches, March 2-3, 1994 (31 inches of snow on the ground after the storm) Longest time snow on the ground: January 3-April 1, 1994 Least amount of snow in one year: 16.7 inches, 1888-89 Average no. days above 90°F: 7 Average no. days with high below 32°F: 36 Average no. days with the low below 32°F: 129 Average no. days with the low below 0°F: 3 Average annual precipitation: 39.62 inches Average annual snowfall: 45.6 inches Average no. days with 0.10+ inches of precipitation: 82 Source: AccuWeather.com

• Major highway routes through the county are Interstate 80 (east-west) and Interstate 99 (north-south).

Square Miles

• The county is served by freight rail service, and by passenger rail via nearby Lewistown, Huntingdon, Tyrone, and Altoona.

Centre County

• Dozens of daily scheduled flights serve State College’s University Park Airport.

Pennsylvania

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1,110

44,743

Population Density (in 2011)

Centre County

139 people/square mile

Pennsylvania

285 people/square mile


Newspapers & Magazines Centre County Gazette......814-238-5051

Local Telephone Service

Centre Daily Times ............. 800-327-5500

In some areas of Centre County, you may have a choice of more than one local phone service provider. For more information on telecommunications in Pennsylvania, go to www.puc.state.pa.us. Primary local phone service providers in Centre County are:

The Daily Collegian............. 814-865-2531 Pa. Business Central ............814-278-1320 Philipsburg Journal ............. 814-342-1320 The Progress ....................... 814-765-5581 State College Magazine ... 814-867-2222 Town&Gown Magazine......814-238-5051

Verizon PA Inc........................ 800-837-4966

Voices of Central PA ..........814-234-1699 The Women’s Journal ........ 814-880-6544

Century Link (United Telephone) .............. .....................................................800-366-8201

Television Stations

Windstream PA Inc. .............800-481-5441 Frontier Communications ......800-921-8101

Radio Stations Adult Contemporary/Top 40

Wireless Phone Service

WBHV 94.5 FM WZWW 95.3 FM WMAJ 99.5 FM

AT&T Immix Sprint Nextel

Country

Verizon

800-462-4463 888-249-8030 800-639-8359 800-866-2453 800-256-4646

T-Mobile

WFGY WFGE

814-238-5031 814-237-2300 814-238-9485 814-255-7600 814-865-3333 814-237-1010 814-237-2300

C-NET 7+98 (local access) WATM 23 (ABC) WHVL 29 (myNetwork TV) WJAC 6 (NBC) WPSU 3 (PBS) WTAJ 10 (CBS) WWCP 8 (FOX)

98.1 FM 101.1 FM

Cable TV Service Comcast Country Cable TV Millheim TV Transmission TeleMedia Corp. Windstream Communications

800-532-3779 814-359-3161 814-349-4837 814-353-2025 814-238-0000

News/Sports/Talk WRSC WIEZ WBLF WRSC WQWK

103.1 FM 670 AM 970 AM 1390 AM 1450 AM

Oldies

Pennsylvania Area Codes º Erie

814

Public Radio WPSU

570

º Warren

WOWY 97.1 FM

91.5 FM

º Scranton

º Williamsport

Religious WXFR WRXV WTLR WKVB

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economic development

Clinefelter’s flooring is a locally owned business that has thrived for almost 70 years.

Supporting Our Growing Economy Business always seems to do well in Centre County. Why is Centre County growing? For one thing, all the factors we talk about in each chapter of this guide add up to a quality of life that brings in new residents, keeps them here, and has them telling their friends and relatives what a great place it is to live. It’s hard to keep a secret like that.

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For businesses, there are also plenty of reasons to locate in Centre County. Of course, employees will like that same quality of life, including the moderate cost of living, clean environment, safe communities, and cultural and recreational opportunities. Our businesses also draw workers from the contiguous counties of Blair, Clearfield, Clinton, Huntingdon, Mifflin, and Union, and our geographic location is ideal for many companies that do business up and down the East Coast or that have a large distribution network. As it does with every facet of our lives in Centre County, Penn State plays a big role in attracting and keeping businesses. Research, development, and technological advancements coming out of Penn State and State College have worldwide impact. Many university entrepreneurs launch companies right in town to handle the commercial aspects of their new products, and a new class of university graduates each year means a highly educated labor pool for local employers. In a 2010 Wall Street Journal survey, corporate recruiting executives in nearly 30 industries ranked Penn State the No. 1 overall U.S. institution for producing prepared, well-rounded graduates who are most able to succeed once hired. Businesses in a variety of sectors benefit from Centre County’s strong economic climate: • Tourism adds almost half a billion dollars a year to our economy, thanks to

concerts, outdoor recreation, historic and cultural centers, and, of course, Penn State sporting events. • Agriculture has a huge base of support in the county — not surprising considering that Penn State got its start as The Farmers’ High School. Livestock and poultry products account for three-fourths of farm receipts; corn is king among field crops. • Centre County is a major force in several industrial sectors, including chromatography, electronics, and nanotechnology. • The newest opportunity on the horizon is tapping of the Marcellus Shale, a significant source of natural gas that cuts through Centre County. We’re proud of our businesses, and we support them. The Chamber of Business & Industry of Centre County and other economic development organizations work to make sure businesses have what they need to be successful and profitable community partners. Businesses benefit from workforce training, technology development, business incubator programs, and other assistance. Chamber staff take a hands-on approach to new business development, providing in-house services in addition to those available from other economic development partners. These programs are available for most businesses, whether they are new companies or expanding ones, large companies or small ones. A variety of state and local business-assistance programs are offered for site development, machinery

and equipment, job training, building construction, working capital/financing, and small-business development. The Chamber of Business & Industry of Centre County serves as the first point of contact for accessing state incentive programs like those of the Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority, which provides low-interest loans for real estate projects. The Chamber’s Centre County Industrial Development Corporation is developing a new location for businesses to grow in Centre County — Benner Commerce Park. This 217-acre business park is located just off Interstate 99, not far from the CBICC’s Penn Eagle Industrial Park, and a few miles from Penn State University. Another role of the Chamber is to act as a liaison among businesses, educators, and the workforce to help make sure area companies have the skilled employees they need and that area residents have the education they need to find jobs in the Centre County market. In addition to Penn State, institutions like the Central Pennsylvania Institute of Science & Technology and South Hills School of Business & Technology provide a ready source of well-trained workers. For every business sector, the Chamber of Business & Industry of Centre County works to promote a positive climate, providing opportunities for future generations to raise their families in a wholesome atmosphere with high-quality employment. n

Summit Park is the redevelopment of the former Corning Asahi plant in College Township.

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Blue Mountain Quality Resources Inc.

www.coolblue.com Bioengineer Jim Erickson founded Blue Mountain Quality Resources in 198 9 after working in the medical device enginee ring and manufacturing industry. The com pany offers a complete, integrated software solution – from set-up to installation and from training to validation – for medical devi ce, pharmaceutical, and biotech com panies worldwide, including Baxter BioScien ce, Bayer, Allergan, and Roche. Blue Mountain has grown into the leading develope r of industry standard asset manage Blue Mountain targets its software ment products and services designed exclusively for solutions to the life sciences industry. the needs of the life sciences industry. Built around the specific needs of FDA regulated companies, Blue Mountain ’s comprehensive software solution is designed to standardize and automat e processes while reducing FDA compliance risks . The company’s implementation proc ess configures the system to meet spec helps mesh unique procedures with ific client needs and industry best practices. Ultimately, Blue Mountain allows companies to dram associated with noncompliance whil atically reduce the risks e recognizing significant return on inve stment and productivity gains. Through its Community Caring prog ram, Blue Mountain has devoted thou sands of volunteer hours and contribu to Central Pennsylvania agencies and ted thousands of dollars organizations. Once a quarter, compan y employees select three local organiza helping hands for an afternoon. tions and lend their

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www.2impress.ne d her new marketing and adverIn 1997, Michelle Damiano launche . accompanied only by her dog, Raja tising agency from her front porch, ofof feet are squ 0 grown into 2,60 Sixteen years later, Impressions has es…and tail wags from Oakley, loye emp five ce, spa fice and showroom Damiano’s current dog. m of marketing communications Impressions covers the full spectru Shop, Nestlerode & Loy, and fle for clients such as the Original Waf , advertising, website design, ding bran Indigo Biosciences, delivering e. ions, trade show exhibits, and mor commercials, social media applicat ia med ss acro d paigns are execute The firm’s creative messaging cam radio, and TV. ia, med ial soc t, including Web, prin understand that working with an ple peo help to st que “We’re on a ing someone design a brochure for agency is different than simply hav k to understand our client’s DNA you,” Damiano says. “We really wor ways. We have a passion for the way and then express that in effective there.” companies present themselves out y for Impressions, and the compacialt spe a are Tradeshow displays e Boulevard features the only complet ny’s headquarters on Commercial to ng ordi acc ia, van nsyl Pen tral tradeshow display showroom in Cen . Damiano

Poole Anderson Construction LLC

www.pooleanderson.com Poole Anderson Construction has been building partnerships with clients for almost 90 years. The company’s roots go back to 1924, when L.C. Anderson and Sons was founded in Huntingdon. In the late 1990s, L.C. Anderson and S&A Commercial Construction merged to form Poole Anderson Construction LLC. L.C. Anderson had a long history of providing quality general contracting, construction management, and design-build services in the educational, medical, industrial, and institutional markets, while S&A Commercial Construction focused on commercial and multifamily housing construction. Today, Poole Anderson maintains a corporate office in State College, plus a regional office in Carlisle. The company employs a highly skilled team of craftsmen and management personnel devoted to solving clients’ construction challenges with experience, expertise, and innovation. Poole Anderson has successfully completed building projects ranging from $500,000 to $80 million. In Centre County, the company has had a hand in such landmark projects as the State Theatre, Ferguson Township Elementary School, William Welch Community Swimming Pool, Penn State Nittany Lion Softball Park, Bellefonte Weis Market, and Bellefonte Area High School. Construction and renovation projects scheduled for completion in 2013 include Central Pennsylvania Institute of Science & Technology in Pleasant Gap, Fairfield Inn & Suites Dubois, Weis Store #137 at Hills Plaza, Baymont Inn Erie, and Penn State Wilkes-Barre Career Services Center.

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Since 1924, Poole Anderson has focused on quality construction in Central Pennsylvania and beyond.


Economic Development

The CCIDC: Helping New Businesses Succeed

“How can we help?”

The mission of the Centre County Industrial Development Corporation is to promote economic development throughout Centre County, with the ultimate goal of attracting and retaining family-sustaining jobs. Through various program activities, the CCIDC supports the expansion, health, and well-being of existing Centre County businesses as well as new business attraction. As a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization, the CCIDC is a vehicle to unite and coordinate economic development initiatives of both the public and private sectors. Membership in the Business Incubation Program allows start-up technology firms to move through the early (high-risk) phase of development within a business-friendly environment. The Incubation Program provides business mentorship, access to financing and technical assistance, common support services including mailing and office machines, an outstanding address at Innovation Park, and first-class space at reasonable cost with flexible cancellation terms. The CCIDC provides a comprehensive support system to facilitate managed economic growth and development while improving the quality of life we value in our communities. As the designated economic development agency in Centre County, we can help companies find office/commercial space, secure financial support through state economic development programs, and access workforce development and education training opportunities. For more information on business assistance programs, please visit our Web site at www.centrecountyidc.org.

Business Incubation Facts

The CCIDC Business Incubation Program is housed in two locations and provides a variety of environments for new technology-based business development. The Technology Center and the Zetachron facility combine to offer the region an outstanding environment in which to begin and grow small companies. The Technology Center at Innovation Park represents one of Centre County’s premier business addresses and offers approximately 25,000 square feet of incubation space in a very flexible work environment. Members of the Tech Center’s incubation program share common conference areas, mail service, business-machine access, and a vending/cafeteria area. The Technology Center also houses a full complement of Penn State Technology Development services and programs. The Zetachron Center for Science & Technology Business Development provides a laboratory-and-office environment for early-stage life-sciences, biotechnology, and chemistry firms. Zetachron is a unique facility in the community with more than 4,000 square feet of fully equipped labs ready for startup material-science or bioscience firms. This facility also includes more than 2,500 square feet of office/light-manufacturing space.

Facilities The Technology Center at Innovation Park Total square footage ............................................................. 25,000 Wet-lab square footage ..........................................................3,500 InnovaZone square footage .................................................2,000 The Zetachron Facility Total square footage ...............................................................6,500 Wet-lab square footage ..........................................................4,000 Office square footage..............................................................2,500 Incubator Tenants Total incubating companies .........................................................24 Technology Center ....................................................................16 Zetachron Facility ........................................................................ 8 Advanced technology companies ............................................... 2 Info-tech companies ....................................................................... 7 Bio/life-science companies .........................................................12 Others ................................................................................................. 3

Profile of Current CCIDC 8% Incubator Companies 13% by Industry Sector 29%

Source: CCIDC, December 2012

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For More Assistance:

Business Resources The CCIDC is the primary agency for Centre County businesses needing to access business-development resources. We work with other economic development partners throughout the region under the umbrella of Team Pennsylvania Foundation (717-233-1375, www.teampa.com). Here are just a few of the most important resources with which you might consult for extra business and economic development assistance: Ben Franklin Technology Partners (814-863-4558, www.benfranklin.org). The partnership provides seed capital to new and early-stage, technology-focused businesses. Industrial Modernization Center (IMC, 570-329-3200, www.imcpa.com). Free consultation about production and manufacturing operations; helping to increase efficiency and secure ISO-9000 certification. Moshannon Valley Economic Development Partnership (814-342-2260, www.mvedp.org) is responsible for economic and community development in western Centre County. Penn State Small Business Development Center (SBDC, 814-863-4293, www.sbdc.psu.edu). Funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Penn State, and the PASBDC, SBDC offers free business consultation, planning, and startup help. Pennsylvania Technical Assistance Program (PennTAP, 814-865-0427, penntap.psu.edu) assists with product development and research, usually in the manufacturing and technology areas of commerce. Service Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE, 814-234-9415, scorecpa.org), a network of retired business professionals, provides assistance to anyone wanting to start or expand a business. Their free business consultation can include seminars on specific topics or business startups in general. Susquehanna Economic Development Authority-Council of Governments (SEDA-COG, 570-524-4491, www.seda-cog.org). This regional partner provides access to state and federal economic development programs for a multitude of projects, including building and site construction, export assistance, and procurement assistance. TechQuest Pennsylvania (717-525-6977 www.techquestpa.com) is a member-funded organization dedicated to the growth and success of Pennsylvania’s technology community.

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Economic Development OwnersSc ott and Mary Ann Bubb have grown their business tremendously since opening Seven Mountains Wine Cellars in 2009.

Business Taxes & Incentives Sales Tax

The sales and use tax is imposed at a rate of 6 percent on the retail sale, consumption, rental, or use of tangible personal property within Pennsylvania, on a limited number of business services relating to such property, and on the charge for a limited number of business services. Business exemptions exist for computer services and machinery and equipment directly used in manufacturing, processing, farming, dairy farming, public utilities, mining, printing, photography, and photo finishing. Pennsylvania does not charge sales tax on food or clothing.

Property Taxes

The property tax is the major source of local tax revenue, and the property tax burden on both residential and business property is average compared to other states. Pennsylvania’s real property tax is not imposed on machinery and equipment, business inventories, or personal property. Centre County businesses pay a 7.84-mill real estate tax, plus one of the following rates to their resident school district: • • • • • • •

Bald Eagle Area School District ...........................48.55 mills Bellefonte Area School District........................46.4039 mills Keystone Central School District .........................43.62 mills Penns Valley Area School District ...................43,2348 mills Philipsburg-Osceola Area School District..........51.56 mills State College Area School District .......................37.73 mills Tyrone Area School District ................................... 22.57 mills

Additional real estate taxes range from zero mills in Rush Township to 15.33 mills in Philipsburg Borough.

Realty Transfer Tax

The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania charges a 1 percent realty transfer tax (collected from the purchaser), and most municipalities charge another 1 percent (collected from the seller), the proceeds of which are shared between the school district and the municipality.

Corporate Net Income Tax

(www.revenue.state.pa.us) The corporate net income tax is levied on federal taxable income, without the federal net operating loss deduction. Pennsylvania allows a 10-year net operating loss carry forward of up to $2 million a year. The current rate is 9.99 percent. Certain entities are specifically excluded from the tax, including building and loan associations, banks, bank and trust companies, national banks, savings institutions, trust companies, insurance and surety companies, and all limited liability companies and business trusts that are not classified as corporations for federal income tax purposes. Among tax credits available are: • The Research and Development Tax Credit piggybacks the Federal Tax Credit, providing companies that perform applied research in Pennsylvania with a credit to offset some costs of research. • The Job Creation Tax Credit is available for eligible businesses that, within three years, create 25 or more jobs or increase employment by 20 percent. Every new full-time job will result in a $1,000 tax credit (increasing to $2,500 on July 2, 2013) that businesses can use against most business taxes. • The Enterprise Zone Credit Program allows corporations a tax credit of up to 25 percent on investments to rehabilitate or improve buildings or land in an Enterprise Zone.

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Wegmans and other grocery stores are a major employer in Centre County.

Top Centre County Employment Industries Industry Colleges & Universities Elementary & Secondary Schools Eating Places Grocery Stores Department Stores Hotels & Motels Business Services Noncommercial Research Organizations General Medical & Surgical Hospitals Offices & Clinics of Medical Doctors Correctional Institutions Radio & TV Communications Equipment Individual & Family Services Religious Organizations Civic & Social Associations Engineering Services Lumber & Other Building Materials Single-Family Housing Construction National Commercial Banks Highway & Street Construction

Employees 23,186 12,133 3,871 1,872 1,496 1,399 1,336 1,288 1,202 1,016 737 671 625 601 597 506 503 496 485 472

Getting to Work It doesn’t take long to get to work in Centre County. The average travel time to work here is 21.6 minutes. More than 34 percent of residents travel less than 15 minutes. Among Centre County workers who do not work at home, 15.4 percent arrive at work between 7:30 and 7:59 a.m., and 12.9 percent arrive between 8 and 8:29.

To get to work: • 66.9 percent drive alone • 12.7 percent carpool • 4.4 percent use public transportation Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2011 American Community Survey

Source: BBP & Associates for the Centre Region Council of Governments, 2010

2009-2040 Centre Region Growth Forecast The Centre Regional Planning Agency expects the following amount of growth from 2009 to 2040. All numbers refer to square feet except for dwelling units.

College Township Ferguson Township Halfmoon Township Harris Township Patton Township State College Borough Centre Region Total

Dwelling Units 1,466 2,863 467 983 2,404 1,095 9,278

Retail SF 523,340 457,962 14,000 5,000 614,500 189,500 1,804,302

Hotel SF 370,201 40,500 0 0 193,600 125,000 729,301

Office/Light Industrial SF 1,576,328 506,762 0 83,000 354,000 175,850 2,695,940

Source: Centre Regional Planning Agency

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Heavy Industrial SF 554,650 0 0 0 0 0 554,650

Public/ Semi-Public SF 108,717 0 0 21,000 195,100 580,605 905,422


Economic Development

Office & Industrial Parks Airport Commerce Park: Across from University Park Airport in Benner Township sits the 210-acre Airport Commerce Park. The development has underground utilities and public water and sewer, and lots range from 1.87 to 8.41 acres. Call Nancy Ring, Re/Max Centre Realty, (814) 231-8200. Benner Commerce Park: (See sidebar.) Contact the Centre County Industrial Development Corporation, (814) 235-1666, or visit www.centrecountyidc.org. Boalsburg Technology Park: Just east of Boalsburg, this Harris Township park is directly off U.S. Rte. 322. A variety of office, research and development, and light industrial space is available for lease, build-to-suit, or land purchase. Call Kissinger Bigatel & Brower, (814) 234-4000, or visit www.boalsburgtechnologypark.com. Bristol Corporate Center: Off PA Route 26 near Route 45 in Ferguson Township, this park is home to companies including Forever Broadcasting and the Centre Region Council of Governments. Call your real estate agent. CATO Park: This Ferguson Township Park off PA Route 26 near Route 45 is home to more than 35 businesses, including MPI Research, Penn State’s Applied Research Lab, and Centre Area Transportation Authority. For office rental, call Tom Songer, General Partner, at (814) 231-2800. To purchase, call your real estate agent. Dale Summit Commercial Park: Dale Summit is off PA Route 26 and Gerald Street in College Township, near the Nittany Mall and about two miles from the Shiloh Road exit of Interstate 99. Tenants include a variety of office, retail, and light industrial companies. Call your real estate agent. Edwards Park: Near Science Park about one mile off PA Route 26 in Ferguson Township, Edwards Park was developed by S&A Homes and Galen E. Dreibelbis. Among the enterprises located here are MPM Technologies Inc., Vigilant Security, and S&A. Call your real estate agent. Herbert R. Imbt Industrial Park: This new office park is off West College Avenue in Ferguson Township, adjacent to the established Science Park. Already here are the headquarters of Minitab Inc. and a branch

Patton Forest Corporate Park

of R&D company SRI International. Call your real estate agent. Innovation Park at Penn State: This 118-acre, mixed-use park is on the university campus in College Township and includes an on-site, 300-room hotel/conference center and a child-care facility. A business incubator for startup companies as well as multi-tenant or build-to-suit buildings are available. Contact Dan Leri, Director, (814) 865-5925, or visit the website at www.innovationpark.psu.edu. Moshannon Valley Regional Business Park: This park is being developed by the Moshannon Valley Economic Development Partnership on U.S. Route 322, about one mile east of Philipsburg and nine miles from I-80 in Rush Township. Current tenants include PMG Pennsylvania, Advanced Powder Products, and the PA Department of Environmental Protection. Because the park is part of a Keystone Opportunity Zone, resident businesses pay no state or local taxes through the end of 2017. Call Stan LaFuria, Executive Director, at (814) 342-2260 or visit www.mvedp.org. Patton Forest Corporate Park: This park is located in Patton Township at the Valley Vista exit of the Mount Nittany Expressway/Interstate 99. Current occupants include Geisinger Medical Group, Blazosky Associates Inc., and the PA State Employees Retirement System. Call your real estate agent. Penn Eagle Industrial Park: Penn Eagle is conveniently located with easy access to I-80 and within a half mile of the Bellefonte exit of I-99. A variety of lot sizes are available, with single- or multiple-lot options. Parcels are “shovel ready” with all infrastructure in place. The park is home to more than a dozen companies providing a variety of goods and services. Call

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the Centre County Industrial Development Corporation, (814) 235-1666, or visit www.centrecountyidc.org. Scenery Park: Off Business Route 322 in College Township, a few miles from the Oak Hall exit of the Mount Nittany Expressway, Scenery Park has numerous multi- and single-tenant buildings, many of which are home to medical offices. Enterprises located here include Geisinger Medical Group and University Orthopedics. Call your real estate agent. Science Park: As indicated by the name, this established park in Ferguson Township is home to many scientific and research companies, including AccuWeather, Raytheon, and the Zetachron Center for Science & Technology Business Development. Two childcare centers are near the park, located just off PA Route 26. Call your real estate agent. Summit Park: This redevelopment of the former Corning Asahi plant and the surrounding area in College Township will feature various retail, office, and industrial buildings. Tenants include theprinters.com and Penn Centre Logistics. Call (814) 272-0353. Titan Energy Park: The former home of Titan Energy, this Spring Township park is being redeveloped as a complex of multiple office and industrial tenants, with spaces from 5,000 to 500,000 square feet. Rail service available. Call (814) 278-7544. Windmere Park: Above Centre Hills Country Club golf course and Hills Plaza in College Township, Windmere Park includes such organizations as Easter Seals Central Pennsylvania and HRG Engineering. Call your real estate agent. Woskob Industrial Park: Off PA 26 near the Nittany Mall in College Township, Woskob Industrial Park features numerous buildings for office, light industrial, and warehouse operations. Call A.W. & Sons, (814) 237-0363.


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Benner Commerce Park

Benner Commerce Park offers an unprecedented opportunity for expanding or relocating companies to tap into Pennsylvania’s economic incentives and Penn State University’s resources. The Centre County Industrial Development Corporation (CCIDC) provides development services and support, helping eligible Benner Commerce Park businesses access low-interest financing for acquisition and construction, machinery and equipment, and working capital. The CCIDC serves as the initial point of contact for numerous state and federal Benner Commerce Park is being incentive programs. developed by the CCIDC near I-99. At Benner Commerce Park, companies can take advantage of: • Keystone Opportunity Zone designation, for significant state and local tax benefits • 217 buildable acres of prime business/light-industrial land • Location at the Route 150 Bellefonte interchange of I-99, eight miles from I-80 • 10-minute drive to Penn State’s main campus and research park, and the University Park Airport • Shovel-ready lots in Phases I and II ranging from 5 to 15 acres • Single or multiple lot options • Operational roadways, public water and sewer, natural gas, electricity, and communications infrastructure Contact the Centre County Industrial Development Corporation, (814) 235-1666, or visit www.centrecountyidc.org.

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Economic Development Banks & Financial Institutions AgChoice Farm Credit Country Mortgages ................................................... (800) 278-3469

Penn State Federal Credit Union .............................................................................................(814) 865-7728

AmeriServ Bank .....................(800) 837-2265

Pennsylvania State Employees Credit Union

Citizens Bank.......................... (814) 231-2515

.........................................................(717) 777-2182

Clearfield Bank & Trust Company

PNC Bank ...................................(814) 231-3683

.............................................................(814) 238-0578

Reliance Bank ...........................(814) 237-1133

First Commonwealth Bank ...(814) 235-4854

S&T Bank .....................................(814) 375-3816

First National Bank of Pennsylvania

Sovereign Bank ......................(814) 235-8301

...........................................................................................(814) 231-5422

SPE Federal Credit Union......(814) 237-5458

Fulton Bank ........................................................(814) 234-1914

Springleaf Financial Services ....(814) 861-2042

Jersey Shore State Bank ..............(814) 235-1710

State College Federal Credit Union

Kish Bank .............................................................(814) 861-7400

........................................................(814) 234-0252

M&T Bank ...........................................................(814) 234-5148

Susquehanna Bank .............................(814) 206-7330

Mortgage Source .....................................(814) 234-1477

TeaMac, Inc.......................................................(888) 832-6221

Nittany Bank....................................................(814) 234-7320

Wells Fargo Home Mortgage

Northwest Savings Bank .............(814) 235-2775

................................................................................................(814) 861-8011

M&T Bank’s downtown State College location

Source: CBICC

BUILDING RELATIONSHIPS

The New Medical Building on Blue Course Drive

Commercial Building Specialists: Project Management Design Build Construction Management Estimating Services

CBICC Business of the Year Award Winner 1111 W. College Ave. State College, PA 16801 (814) 237-4514 Toll Free (800) 692-6001

www.vbrinc.com

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employment

A Job Market That Delivers Business is good in Centre County, and that translates to a promising employment outlook. Overall, the county continually posts one of the lowest unemployment rates (5 percent in October 2012) in Pennsylvania and in the United States.

Penn State research frequently sparks new companies and new jobs in sectors like biotechnology, chromatography, nanotechnology, and piezoelectronics.

As is true across much of the United States, manufacturing jobs in Centre County continue to be replaced by jobs in the service sector and high technology. The sciences, education, computers, health care, and mathematics are leading the way in Centre County employment opportunities. Particularly promising for the future is the opening of Interstate 99 here. Not only is the new highway attracting additional employers to the area and allowing existing companies to expand more easily, but employees themselves have an easier trip to and from work — although the average travel time to work here is already just 21.6 minutes, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. The I-99 Innovation Corridor Alliance is developing strategies for attracting, retaining, and growing businesses and jobs along the Interstate 99 corridor in Centre, Blair, and Bedford counties. Centre County has numerous organizations ready to help newcomers find employment, or to help current residents who want to change companies or fields. The Chamber of Business & Industry of Centre County acts as a liaison among businesses, educators, and the workforce to make sure area companies have the skilled employees they need and that area residents have the education required to find jobs in the local market. n 35 www.cbicc.org


Employment Centre County Unemployment

John Hovenstine

PA Dept. of Labor & Industry, SEDA-COG

How do I find a Job? Try these employment agencies and job-listing sites: Adecco (814) 231-0463, www.adeccousa.com Advantage Resource Group (814) 278-0477, www.theadvantages.com Aerotek Inc. (717) 395-9990, www.aerotek.com Arc of Centre County, Pa., Inc. (814) 238-1444, taocc.org/ Centre Daily Times (814) 238-5000, www.centredaily.com Express Employment Professionals (814) 867-5627, www.expresspros.com

4.9% 5.0% 6.0% 5.9% 5.7% 5.1% 5.3%

June 2012 July 2012 Aug. 2012 Sept. 2012 Oct. 2012

6.4% 6.6% 6.3% 5.3% 5.0%

PA Dept. of Labor & Industry, SEDA-COG

Nov. 2011 Dec. 2011 Jan. 2012 Feb. 2012 March 2012 April 2012 May 2012

HigherEdJobs.com (814) 861-3080, www.higheredjobs.com The HR Office Inc. (814) 238-3750, www.thehrofficeinc.com Manpower (814) 237-6688, www.manpowersvcs.com PA CareerLink Centre County (814) 272-5465, www.pacareerlink.state.pa.us The Pennsylvania State University (814) 865-6574, www.psu.edu Preferred Staffing Solutions (814) 234-6662, www.preferredstaffingsolutions.com/ Private Industry Council of the Central Corridor (814) 237-8998, www.piccc.org Rizzuto Solutions Inc. (814) 692-7057, www.rizzutosolutions.com Spherion Staffing (814) 238-4244, www.spherionPAjobs.com Stanley Reid Consulting Inc. www.stanleyreid.com Source: CBICC

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Selected Average Annual Salaries in Centre County, 2011 Surgeons ......................................................... 223,580 Pediatricians, General...................................163,070 Chief Executives ............................................ 151,580 Pharmacists .................................................... 111,930 Marketing Managers...................................111,040 Sales Managers .............................................110,510 Psychology Teachers, Postsecondary ......98,500 Mathematicians ...............................................89,710 Human Resources Managers ....................89,530 Financial Managers .........................................87,180 Commercial Pilots ............................................84,980 Microbiologists.................................................84,680 Lawyers...............................................................83,360 Art Directors...................................................... 82,910 Hydrologists....................................................... 81,810 Real Estate Brokers ........................................78,990 Radiation Therapists ........................................ 77,740 Electrical Engineers..........................................77,020 Construction Managers.................................74,570 Accountants and Auditors...........................61,520 Police and Sheriff’s Patrol Officers.............61,150 Editors..................................................................60,900 Pile-Driver Operators ......................................57,450 Foresters .............................................................56,060 Gas Plant Operators .......................................55,890 Landscape Architects....................................55,230 Lodging Managers .........................................49,360 Chemists ............................................................. 46,440 Clergy...................................................................46,330 Electricians .........................................................46,030 Graphic Designers ..........................................43,500 Rock Splitters, Quarry ....................................39,020 Teacher Assistants ...........................................37,830 Chefs and Head Cooks..................................37,490 Sheet Metal Workers .....................................36,710 Agricultural Workers....................................... 36,140 Graduate Teaching Assistants .................... 35,790 Court Reporters ...............................................33,920 Office Clerks, General .................................... 33,510 Library Technicians..........................................30,930 Tax Preparers.....................................................29,860 Medical Secretaries........................................28,590 Security Guards.................................................27,900 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs .........................25,240 Tellers ................................................................... 25,120 Retail Salespersons ........................................23,590 Home Health Aides ........................................19,800 Childcare Workers...........................................18,230 Dishwashers....................................................... 17,540 Source: Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry, Center for Workforce Information & Analysis

Movers & Shakers: Top Employers The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania is our largest employer by far, including those working at Penn State, PennDOT, Rockview Correctional Institution, and other state offices. Our school districts and county governments add thousands more. However, the following list shows the diversity of our local economy.

Employees in Centre County

The Pennsylvania State University ........................................................................ 14,085 State Government........................................................................................................3,760 Mount Nittany Health System ..................................................................................1,951 State College Area School District ..........................................................................1,414 Centre County Government ......................................................................................... 840 Wal-Mart/Sam’s Club ................................................................................................... 776 Glenn O. Hawbaker Inc.................................................................................................750 Weis Markets ............................................................................................................ 540 HRI Inc. .............................................................................................................................450 U.S. Government ............................................................................................................ 441 Geisinger Medical Group ............................................................................................. 437 Bellefonte Area School District ................................................................................... 424 Wegmans .......................................................................................................................... 420 Dante’s .............................................................................................................................. 367 YMCA of Centre County...............................................................................................350 The Meadows Psychiatric Center...............................................................................338 Shaner .............................................................................................................................. 329 AccuWeather Inc. ........................................................................................................... 317 Hotel State College & Co..............................................................................................289 Giant Food Stores ........................................................................................................... 279 Philipsburg-Osceola School District ......................................................................... 271 Minitab .............................................................................................................................. 270 Bald Eagle Area School District ................................................................................. 265 Raytheon Systems Inc. .................................................................................................260 Sigma-Aldrich Corp. ......................................................................................................248 Brookline Village ............................................................................................................. 235 Penns Valley Area School District............................................................................... 192 Health South Nittany Valley Rehabilitation ............................................................... 175 Figures may include full- and part-time employees; Penn State figure does not include student employees.

Source: individual companies and institutions; Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry

Mount Nittany Health System is one of Centre County’s largest employers.

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Employment Retail Employment Downtown Bellefonte: Specialty shops offering antiques, toys, collectibles, and more in a historic setting Downtown State College: Clothing stores, sports outfitters, gift stores, and shops specializing in all things Penn State Nittany Mall and vicinity, State College: Enclosed mall anchored by Sears, JC Penney, Macy’s, and Bon-Ton, plus shopping centers featuring Wal-Mart, Barnes & Noble, Office Depot, and more North Atherton, State College: Major retailers Wal-Mart, Target, Home Depot, Lowe’s, and Best Buy plus grocery stores and smaller retailers Philipsburg: Historic downtown plus outlying shopping center, featuring specialty shops, department store, and more South Atherton, State College: Anchor Weis grocery store and smaller shops ranging from frame shop to drugstore

Centre County Employment Projections Employment Projected % in 2008 Emp., 2018 Change Educational Services 19,460 21,030 8.1 Retail Trade 7,750 7,620 (1.7) Health Care & Social Assistance 6,740 7,520 11.6 Accommodation & Food Services 6,360 6,810 7.1 Manufacturing 4,490 3,890 (13.4) Government 3,990 4,020 0.8 Professional & Technical Services 3,320 3,230 (2.7) Construction 3,000 3,110 3.7 Other Services, Except Public Admin. 2,340 2,500 6.8 Finance & Insurance 1,610 1,570 (2.5) Transportation 1,300 1,340 3.1 Information 1,280 1,310 2.3 Wholesale Trade 1,060 1,060 0.0 Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting 1,030 1,050 1.9 Real Estate & Rental & Leasing 870 760 (12.6) Arts, Entertainment & Recreation 610 740 21.3 Utilities 120 110 (8.3) Mining 100 140 40.0 Management of Companies & Enterprises * * * Administrative & Waste Services * * * Total 72,580 74,990 3.3 *Not disclosed Source: Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry, Center for Workforce Information & Analysis

Pennsylvania’s Targeted Industry Clusters Eleven industry clusters are the target of focused state workforce development strategies in Pennsylvania: Advanced Materials & Diversified Manufacturing Agriculture & Food Production Biomedical Building & Construction Business & Financial Services Education Energy Health Care Information & Communication Services Logistics & Transportation Lumber, Wood & Paper Thanks to Penn State’s University Park campus, the education industry cluster dominates Centre County’s workforce.

Source: Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry, Center for Workforce Information & Analysis

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housing & communities

A Neighborly Place to Live Choosing to live in Centre County is only the beginning. Next comes the choice of where to live in Centre County – in the mountains of Snow Shoe, the farm communities of Penns Valley, or the population centers of State College and Bellefonte, to name a few. You also get to choose what type of home you’d like – a new home in a new subdivision, a historic house, an easy-care condominium…the choices are many. No matter where you live or visit, though, you’ll find old-fashioned friendliness and safety. In 2009, Congressional Quarterly ranked State College as the safest metropolitan statistical area in the country. Our history is rich and respected, and many communities and organizations are working hard to preserve their heritage. Bellefonte is known as a center of Victorian architecture and draws many visitors who stay in historical bed-and-breakfasts. Philipsburg is revitalizing its grand old homes and has earned National Historic Preservation status. Boalsburg has maintained its “diamond” as the center of the colonial village, marked with a fountain and quaint shops. Thanks to easy access via Interstate 99, new bedroom communities are springing up, particularly in Patton, Benner, and Spring townships. Also on the rise are retirement communities, due to the area’s growing reputation as a great place to retire. Many retirees move here from other parts of the country for the same reasons other age groups do – beautiful scenery, low crime, friendly neighbors, and four seasons of recreational and cultural opportunities. Yes, we’re building wonderful new neighborhoods in Centre County. We’re also working through numerous organizations to maintain the qualities of life that make us want to live here in the first place. n

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From rural areas to newer neighborhoods, Centre County is a place where neighbors pitch in to help the community.

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Housing & Communities Find Your New Home Members of the Chamber of Business & Industry of Centre County are ready to help you find the real estate you’re looking for, whether it’s your dream home or a corporate site. Appraisals Accuracy Appraisals ................................................................(717) 514-1269 Christian T. Aumiller Appraisal & Consulting Service ..... (717) 248-4939 Weinstein Realty Advisors ......................................................(814) 237-3690 Commercial/Retail Space Friedman Real Estate Group ................................................. (814) 234-6004 Keystone Real Estate Group LP ............................................(814) 237-0311 Trombley Real Estate................................................................(814) 880-5767 Development Copper Beech Townhome Communities LLP .................. (814) 861-8100 Dreibelbis Development ........................................................ (814) 238-0091 Gray’s Woods............................................................................ (814) 235-3622 HFL Corporation ...................................................................... (814) 238-4000 Innovation Park at Penn State .............................................. (814) 865-5925 Morlok Development Group ................................................. (215) 564-4002 Nicholas Enterprises ............................................................... (814) 238-9410 Shaner Investments LP .......................................................... (814) 234-0850 Torron Group LP....................................................................... (814) 231-2800 Vita & Vita Realty Corp. ...........................................................(973) 227-5233

Real Estate/Development Berks Homes ............................................................................(814) 238-8080 C2S LP .........................................................................................(814) 571-3223 Friedman Real Estate Group ................................................. (814) 234-6004 Gambone Songer & Associates Realty ...............................(814) 237-5384 Susquehanna Real Estate...................................................... (717) 852-2365 Realtors Mary Lou Bennett, Re/Max Centre Realty........................ (814) 231-8200 Steven Bodner, Re/Max Centre Realty .............................. (814) 231-8200 CBRE Inc. ...................................................................................(814) 272-2000 Centre County Association of Realtors ...............................(814) 238-7622 Coldwell Banker University Realty .......................................(814) 237-6543 Keller Williams Advantage Realty .........................................(814) 272-3333 Kissinger Bigatel & Brower Realtors .................................. (814) 234-4000 Brian & Chloe Kissinger, Kissinger Bigatel & Brower Realtors ....................................................................................................(814) 574-0888 Linda & Ryan Lowe, Re/Max Centre Realty ..................... (814) 231-8200 Lassie MacDonald, Gambone Songer & Assoc. Realty .(814) 237-5384 Re/Max Centre Realty ............................................................ (814) 231-8200 West College Realty Inc. ........................................................ (814) 238-0312 Ella & W.L. Wendy Williams, Kissinger Bigatel & Brower Realtors ...................................................................................................... (814) 280-3607 Source: CBICC

Home Builders/Remodeling Contractors Cisney & O’Donnell Inc. ......................................................... (814) 643-4968 Fine Line Homes LP .................................................................(814) 237-5581 Gilbane ........................................................................................(814) 867-5700 Gilmore Construction.............................................................. (814) 355-0911 Haubert Homes Inc. .................................................................(814) 867-5121 MC Quality Construction ....................................................... (814) 308-3583 Mammoth Restoration & Construction ...............................(814) 359-4144 Pinehurst Homes Inc. ..............................................................(814) 237-4663 S&A Homes & Subsidiaries ...................................................(814) 231-4780 David Sampsel Construction Inc. ........................................ (814) 422-8919 Sponaugle Construction Services LLC .............................. (814) 861-3592 Traditions of America at Liberty Hill .................................... (814) 466-9490 Veronesi Building & Remodeling Inc. ..................................(814) 237-4514 Property Management The Apartment Store ..............................................................(814) 234-6860 Associated Realty Property Management......................... (814) 231-3333 Atlas Realty Management Co. Inc........................................(814) 238-0741 Calibre Residential ................................................................... (814) 234-5244 Continental Real Estate Management Inc......................... (814) 238-1598 Keystone Business Support Inc. .......................................... (814) 234-2213 Keystone Real Estate Group LP ............................................(814) 237-0311 McKinney Properties Inc. ...................................................... (814) 231-9000 NDC Real Estate Management Inc. ....................................(814) 237-1004 Nevins Real Estate Management ........................................ (814) 238-3153 Nittany Property Management Inc. ......................................(814) 231-3100 Paradigm Properties Group Inc. ...........................................(814) 308-9602 Park Forest Enterprises Inc. Realtors .................................. (814) 238-3431 Seven Continents Homes Inc. ............................................... (814) 777-7097 Torron Group LP....................................................................... (814) 231-2800 Trombley Real Estate................................................................(814) 880-5767

Building a Home in Centre County Figures show the average cost (not including land) of a new single-family home in each Centre County region, and the number of single-family home building permits issued in 2011.

$92,217 3

$130,255 10 $190,224 42

$130,521 7

$148,412 17

$221,000 4 $241,094 111

Source: Centre County Planning and Community Development Office

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Municipal Population Density Burnside

Snow Shoe

Howard

Howard

Boggs Milesburg

Union

Marion Walker

Unionville

Miles

Bellefonte

Philipsburg

Benner Spring

Huston

S. Philipsburg

Rush

Liberty

Curtin

Snow Shoe

Worth

College

Half Moon

Taylor

Haines Millheim

Penn

Patton

Port Matilda

Gregg

State College

Harris

Centre Hall

Potter

Ferguson

Persons Persons Per Per Square Square Mile Mile Less than 50

50 to 277.3

277.4 to 1,000

1,000.1 to 5,000

Greater than 5,000 Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2011

Centre County Residential Units Occupied housing units .........................58,695 Owner-occupied units ............................34,712 Single-family detached homes ..............55.8% Large apartment buildings (5+ units) 25.1% Mobile homes ................................................5.7% 2 or more bedrooms.................................83.2%

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Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2011 American Community Survey

Centre County Home Sales by School District School District Bald Eagle Area Bellefonte Penns Valley Philipsburg/Osceola State College

Homes Sold in 2011 71 262 77 65 669

Centre County (total)

1,144

Average Sale Price $124,519 $193,075 $183,781 $107,284 $263,345 $224,413

Source: Centre County Association of Realtors

Many Ways to Worship People of all faiths are comfortable finding inspiration in Centre County. More than 160 houses of worship in more than 40 denominations are vital spiritual centers in our communities. They often serve as social and charitable centers as well, providing homes to food banks and preschools, and welcoming all to turkey-and-waffle or ham dinners. For details about individual houses of worship, go to http://centreconnect.org/clubs_organizations/church/religiou.htm. For worship services on Penn State’s University Park campus, go to www.sa.psu.edu/cera.

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Housing & Communities Personal Taxes in Centre County

Clubs and Organizations Centre County has hundreds of active organizations, many directed by local volunteers. Following is a list of just a few of those organizations. For links to many more, visit www.centreconnect.org and click on “clubs and organizations.” American Association of University Women ... www.aauwstatecollege.org Boy Scouts..........................................................................................www.jvcbsa.org Central Pennsylvania Observers......................................................www.cpoclub.org Centre County Historical Society .....................www.centrecountyhistory.org Centre County PAWS ....................................................www.centrecountypaws.org Centre County United Way ......................................................www.ccunitedway.org Centre Foundation ....................................................www.centre-foundation.org ClearWater Conservancy............................. www.clearwaterconservancy.org Girl Scouts...........................................................................................www.gshpa.org Habitat for Humanity .............................................................. www.habitatgcc.org Leadership Centre County..........................www.leadershipcentrecounty.org Nittany Valley Running Club ........................................................www.nvrun.com Penns Valley Conservation Association................www.pennsvalley.net/cms

• Most of our 35 municipalities assess an earned-income tax of 0.5 percent, plus 0.5 percent to 2.05 percent for the school district. • County homeowners pay a 7.84-mill real estate tax, plus one of the following rates to their resident school district: -Bald Eagle Area, 48.55 mills -Bellefonte Area, 46.4039 mills -Keystone Central, 43.62 mills -Penns Valley Area, 43.2348 mills -Philipsburg-Osceola Area, 51.56 mills -State College Area, 37.73 mills -Tyrone Area, 22.57 mills • Additional real estate taxes range from zero mills in Rush Township to 15.33 mills in Philipsburg Borough. • The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania charges a 1 percent realty transfer tax (collected from the purchaser), and most municipalities charge another 1 percent (collected from the seller), the proceeds of which are shared between the school district and the municipality. • Pennsylvania has a 6 percent sales tax. Exempt items include food and clothing. • Residents of Pennsylvania pay a flat 3.07 percent state income tax.

State College Jaycees ...................................www.statecollegejaycees.org State College Photo Club ..............................www.statecollegephotoclub.org YMCA of Centre County ...................................www.ymcaofcentrecounty.org

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Centre County Home Sales, 2002-2011 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002

Homes Sold 1,144 1,398 1,321 1,453 1,565 1,574 1,592 1,519 1,426 1,287

Average Sale Price $224,413 $217,093 $210,025 $212,208 $201,575 $200,081 $191,533 $176,052 $166,533 $147,951

Source: Centre County Association of Realtors

Centre County Community Fast Facts

• In 2011, total Centre County residential building permits were valued at $47.5 million. • The average value of a new single-family home (not including land) in Centre County was $209,540 in 2011. • The Centre County Affordable Housing Coalition works to ensure that all residents of Centre County have affordable housing. • In 2010, most occupied housing units in Centre County were heated by electricity (43.5 percent), fuel oil/kerosene (25.4 percent), or natural gas (21.4 percent). • The Centre County United Way raised more than $2.17 million during the 2011 campaign, distributing funds to 40 partner agencies. • The Centre Foundation distributed more than $800,000 in grants in 2011. • The county’s Agricultural Land Preservation Board has purchased conservation easements on 39 farms totaling 6,213 acres.

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Setting Up a Centre County Household All area codes are 814 unless otherwise noted.

• Driver’s license & vehicle registration: Department of Motor Vehicles, 800-932-4600. (Driver’s Exam Center is in Pleasant Gap.)

• Telephone: Verizon, 800-837-4966 (county’s main carrier). In some areas, you may have a choice of providers; www.puc.state.pa.us for information.

• Bicycles: Bikes operated in the Borough of State College or on PSU’s campus must be registered at no charge at PSU’s • Electricity: West Penn Power, 800-255-3443. • Voter registration: Forms available at libraries, post offices, banks, and more. Eisenhower Parking Deck police station, Visit www.papowerswitch.com for informaBorough of State College police station, tion about the state’s electric choice program. County Elections and Voter Registration Office, 355-6703. You may also register at any or local bike shop. • Natural gas: Columbia Gas of Pennsylvania driver’s license center. Inc., 888-460-4332; UGI Central Penn Gas • Cable TV: Comcast, 800-532-3779; (Philipsburg), 800-652-0550. Visit Country Cable TV, 359-3161; Millheim TV • Water: Centre County has more than 40 www.puc.state.pa.us for information about water systems. State College Borough Transmission Co., 349-4837; TeleMedia the state’s utility choice program. Water Authority, 238-6766. Corp., 353-2025; Windstream Communications, 238-0000. • Recycling: Centre County Recycling and • Dog license: Available at area hardware and animal-related businesses, plus Centre County Treasurer’s Office, 355-6810.

Refuse Authority, 238-6649. • Sewage: Centre County has numerous wastewater authorities. The University Area Joint Authority, which serves several State College area townships, is at 238-5361.

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Housing & Communities

Retirement Living

Area code is (814) unless indicated otherwise. Name

Phone

Living/Care Options

Arnold Addison Court 120 E. Beaver Ave. State College, 16801

238-0400

Independent*

Bellaire Court 729-763 Bellaire Ave. State College, 16801

234-7100

Independent*

Brockerhoff House 105 S. Allegheny St. Bellefonte, 16823

355-6830

Independent*

Brookline Village 1900-1950 Cliffside Dr. State College, 16801 www.brooklinevillage.com

238-3193

Independent, personal care, nursing home, rehab, hospice, memory and dementia care

Centre Crest 355-6777 Nursing Home 502 E. Howard St. Bellefonte, 16823 www.co.centre.pa.us/centrecrest.asp

Nursing home

Crestside Terrace 602 E. Howard St. Bellefonte, 16823

Independent*

355-6750

Mt. Nittany Residences 301 Rolling Ridge Dr. State College, 16801

Eagle Valley Personal 355-3417 Care Home Inc. 420 Railroad St. Milesburg, 16853 www.eaglevalleypersonalcarehome.com

Personal care

Elmcroft 150 Farmstead Ln. State College, 16803 www.elmcroftal.com

Personal care, dementia care

235-7675

Traditions of America at Liberty Hill

234-1323

Independent*

The Oaks at Pleasant Gap 359-2782 200 Rachel Dr. Pleasant Gap, 16823 www.alsm.org

Independent, personal care

Philipsburg Tower 300 N. Second St. Philipsburg, 16866

342-6802

Independent*

Salem Hill Haven 424 Heckman Cemetery Rd. Spring Mills, 16875

422-8435

Personal care

Traditions of America 466-9490 at Liberty Hill PA 45 East Boalsburg, 16827 www.traditionsofamerica.com

Independent

Fox Hill Senior Apartments 355-4090 Benner Pike Bellefonte, 16823

Independent*

Foxdale Village 500 E. Marylyn Ave. State College, 16801 www.foxdalevillage.org

238-3322

Independent, personal care, nursing home

The Village at Penn State 238-1949 260 Lions Hill Road State College, 16803 www.villageatpennstate.com

Independent, personal care, nursing home

Independent

355-3682

Independent*

Village Heights 305 Village Heights Dr. State College, 16801 www.villageheightspa.com

231-5507

Governor’s Gate Apts. 405 Governor’s Park Rd. Bellefonte, 16823 Greenhills Village 301 Farmstead Ln. State College, 16803 www.greenhillsvillage.com

234-9898

Independent, personal care

Windy Hill Village 100 Dogwood Dr. Philipsburg, 16866 www.windyhillvillage.org

342-8800

Independent, personal care, nursing home

Nursing home, dementia care

Wynwood House 122 Wynwood Dr. Centre Hall, 16828 www.wynwoodhouse.com

280-3551

Personal care

The Hearthside 237-0630 450 Waupelani Dr. State College, 16801 www.hearthsiderehabandnursing.com

*income restrictions apply

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814-234-4000


education

Annemarie Mountz/Penn State

Based in the Business Building, Penn State’s Smeal College of Business offers highly ranked undergraduate, MBA, executive MBA, Ph.D., and executive education opportunities.

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Centre County is the base for five well-respected school districts, as well as portions of Blair County’s Tyrone Area School District and Clinton County’s Keystone Central School District (including Liberty-Curtin Elementary School in northern Centre County). Each district works hard to make sure programs and facilities meet the needs of students; for example, the Philipsburg-Osceola School District has broken ground on a major renovation of its middle school building. The average SAT score at most Centre County high schools is regularly higher than state and national averages. In 2012, U.S. News & World Report ranked the State College Area School District’s high school No. 24 of 752 high schools in Pennsylvania. Schlow Centre Region Library operates from downtown State College, while the Centre County Library system serves residents throughout the area. The American Philatelic Research Library welcomes stamp collectors from around the country to its headquarters in the historic Match Factory in Bellefonte. Centre County visitors and residents can also take advantage of Penn State’s extensive libraries. Leaders from around the county have joined together in “Smart Start — Centre County,” an initiative to assure that every child here will enter school ready to learn. The Chamber of Business & Industry of Centre County is playing a leading role in the initiative, thanks to business leaders who want to start as early as possible on providing quality education to future employees, executives, and entrepreneurs. At the secondary level, schools like the Central Pennsylvania Institute of Science & Technology continue to promote workforce development through trade and tech-

Young students use their problem-solving skills in a State College classroom.

Bald Eagle Area School District

Across Centre County, education is a top priority, whether we’re talking about preschoolers or college students or older adults. We’re home to a world-class university whose influence extends well beyond our borders, and parents and other citizens take an active role in guiding local school districts to educate our children according to our high standards.

State College Area School District

Lifelong Learning to Build Strong Communities

Bald Eagle Area band members play in the stands at the first home football game of the season.

nology programs. Of course, no discussion of education in Centre County would be complete without mentioning The Pennsylvania State University. From humble beginnings more than 150 years ago, Penn State has grown into a world-class learning and research institution with 96,562 students at 23 locations across the Commonwealth plus the online World Campus. In Centre County, academic and scientific activity centers on the 5,548-acre University Park campus. In fall 2012, 44,679 students were enrolled at University Park. If it were not for the university, we would not have the same thriving economy or highly educated workforce. Penn State adds to our area a richness of culture and pool of new ideas affecting everything we do. And, of course, Penn State’s sports teams give us something to cheer about. ■

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Education

Licensed Day-Care Centers

For information about or referrals to day-care providers – including family day-care homes not listed below – call Child Care Information Services, a state-funded agency, at 231-1352. Information about each provider listed below is current as of December 2012. Phone numbers are (814) area code, except where noted otherwise. SACC = Schoolage child care.

Abba’s House Babyland and Daycare ABC Children’s Center ABC Children’s Center Bennett Family Center, Penn State Calvary Baptist Church/Calvary Kid Care Child Development & Family Council of Centre County Centre Hall SACC Discovery Child Development Center Easterly Parkway Elementary SACC Ferguson Elementary Lemont/Houserville SACC Penns Valley Elementary SACC Philipsburg Day-Care Center Philipsburg SACC Radio Park Elementary SACC Childspace, A Developmental Day-Care Program Daybridge Child Development Center, Penn State Easter Seals Child Development Center Friends Schoolhouse Goddard School Growing in Faith In God’s Hands Joy for Kids Kicks for Kids Summer Camp Kids Court Child Care and Learning Center Kids Kingdom Kidz Rainbow Center Kinder Care Learning Center Learning Station Montessori School of the Nittany Valley Mt. Nittany Preschool Nittany Christian School Our Children’s Center Penn Skates Kidz Academy Penn State Child Care Center at Hort Woods Port Matilda Elementary School PTO Staci Redman Childcare at Zion Community Church St. John’s Childhood Center St. Paul’s Christian Preschool Stay & Play/State College Presbyterian Church Step by Step School for Early Learning Wonderland Preschool & Daycare YMCA of Centre County Bellefonte Elementary Benner Elementary Corl Street Elementary SACC Gray’s Woods Elementary Marion-Walker Elementary Moshannon YMCA Child Care Mount Nittany Elementary School Park Forest Elementary School Pleasant Gap Elementary State College YMCA Y-Kids YMCA Day Care Center

200 Ellis Place, State College 16801 143 Brackenbourne Drive, Port Matilda 16870 2201 University Drive Ext., State College 16801 123 Bennett Family Center, University Park 16802 1250 University Drive, State College 16801

237-6263 308-8742 238-6510 865-7951 235-1066

211 N. Hoffer Ave., Centre Hall 16828 870 Stratford Drive, State College 16801 234 Easterly Parkway, State College 16801 215 W. Pine Grove Road, Pine Grove Mills 16868 675 Elmwood St., Lemont 16851 4528 Penns Valley Road, Spring Mills 16875 328 N. Front St., Philipsburg 16866 1810 Black Moshannon Road, Philipsburg 16866 800 W. Cherry Lane, State College 16803 331 W. Fairmount Ave., State College 16801 301 Innovation Blvd., State College 16803 383 Rolling Ridge Drive, State College 16801 611 E. Prospect Ave., State College 16801 1545 Westerly Parkway, State College 16801 512 Hughes St., Bellefonte 16823 185 Beach St., Blanchard 16826 1011 E. College Ave., State College 16801 502 Philips St., Philipsburg 16866 278 Gerald St., State College 16801 280 Tracydale Road, Milesburg 16853 1400 Fox Hill Road, State College 16803 228 Farmstead Lane, State College 16803 3035 Enterprise Drive, State College 16801 138 Limerock Terrace, State College 16801 1500 E. Branch Road, State College 16801 1221 W. Whitehall Road, State College 16801 411 S. Burrowes St., State College 16801 2210 High Tech Road, State College 16803 Allen Street & Park Avenue, University Park 16802 209 Locust St., P.O. Box 558, Port Matilda 16870 3261 Zion Road, Bellefonte 16823 P.O. Box 539, Millheim 16854 127 McAllister St., State College 16801 132 W. Beaver Ave., State College 16801 106 Village Drive, State College 16803 2112 Sandy Drive, State College 16803

238-5480 238-5480 777-4556 571-0654 777-4602 777-4258 342-5698 343-2541 777-4522 237-6429 861-4391 238-4434 237-8386 237-1160 355-7838 570-962-0025 237-9600 571-6862 238-3300 353-5437 353-7777 238-3955 237-5652 861-3988 234-3938 234-5652 237-1585 357-6898 863-0267 692-7429 383-4161 349-5611 237-1245 237-1154 308-8860 234-5886

100 W. Linn St., Bellefonte 16823 Buffalo Run Road, Bellefonte 16823 235 Corl St., State College 16801 160 Brackenbourne Drive, State College 16803 100 School Drive, Bellefonte 16823 113 N. 14th St., Philipsburg 16866 700 Brandywine Drive, State College 16801 2181 School Drive, State College 16803 230 S. Main St., Bellefonte 16823 677 W. Whitehall Road, State College 16801 125 W. High St., Bellefonte 16823

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355-5551 355-5551 231-1185 237-7717 355-5551 577-7295 272-5970 237-7717 355-5551 237-7717 355-5551


Transportation Centre County School Districts Bald Eagle Area School District 751 S. Eagle Valley Road Wingate, PA 16823 (814) 355-4860 www.beasd.org

Special programs/ areas of emphasis: Onsite environmental center; balanced literacy program; 98 percent of primary staff trained to implement intensive first-grade reading program; inquiry-based science curriculum; current technology; completely renovated middle-high school; Everyday Mathematics; Agri-Science Technology curriculum with new lab; preengineering curriculum; small class sizes; elementary foreign language program; school resource officer/prevention coordinator; in-house cyber school; friendly, supportive students and staff.

Bellefonte Area School District 318 N. Allegheny St. Bellefonte, PA 16823 (814) 355-4814 www.basd.net

Special Programs/Areas of Emphasis: Working together, we can cultivate a passion for learning, a commitment to excellence, and a respect for individuals and diversity that prepare all students to face ever-changing global demands. BASD supports positive schoolwide behavior, community volunteerism, and academic growth. BASD offers 12 Advanced Placement courses and numerous honors options. Students can participate in a wide range of co-curricular and extracurricular opportunities. Philosophy: Inspiring today’s learners for tomorrow’s challenges.

Philosophy: All people have worth and should be treated equally with dignity and respect. We teach for success.

Penns Valley Area School District

PhilipsburgOsceola School District

4528 Penns Valley Road Spring Mills, PA 16875 (814) 422-2000 www.pennsvalley.org

State College Area School District 131 W. Nittany Ave. State College, PA 16801 (814) 231-1011 www.scasd.org

200 Short St. Philipsburg, PA 16866 (814) 342-1050 www.pomounties.org

Mission: Empowering our students every day to reach individual success.

Special programs/areas of emphasis: The Integrated Arts Program is in its third year of implementation and has expanded from one elementary school to upper grades. The emphasis is on art, music, and performance skills, with the expectation that students not only understand essential elements of all three areas, but use the skills they acquire to make music and art, and share their productions with others in performances, art galas, and other events. Vision: Learning for tomorrow…today.

Vision: The Penns Valley Area School District, families, and the rural, progressive community are dedicated to the well-being of each student. We desire engaged, passionate, and motivated learners. Our focus on learning in a supportive and trusting environment will prepare students to be contributing members of a global society. We are committed to effective communication to create a shared understanding between all members of the school community.

Special programs/ areas of emphasis: Comprehensive preparation in academic and technical areas, as well as opportunities in arts, music, drama, and athletics. Philosophy: The mission of the State College Area School District is to prepare students for lifelong success through excellence in education.

LEGEND Bald Eagle Area School District Bellefonte Area School District Keystone Central School District (Clinton County) Penns Valley Area School District Philipsburg-Osceola Area School District State College Area School District Tyrone Area School District (Blair County)

School District Total students, 2012-13 Elementary schools Junior/middle schools High schools Charter schools Avg. SAT score, 2011-12, Reading/Math/Writing 5th-grade 2011-12 PSSA % advanced/proficient, math/reading 8th-grade 2011-12 PSSA % advanced/proficient, math/reading 11th-grade 2011-12 PSSA % advanced/proficient, math/reading Graduating students, 2011-12 Graduating students who planned to continue education/training

Bald Eagle 1,841 4 1 (grades 6-8) 1 (grades 9-12) 0

Bellefonte 2,814 4 1 (grades 6-8) 1 (grades 9-12) 0

Penns Valley 1,793 3 (1 elem/int) 0 1 (grades 7-12) 0

Philipsburg-Osceola 1,842 3 1 (grades 7-8) 1 (grades 9-12) 0

State College 6,798 9 2 (grades 6-8) 1 (grades 9-12) 4

452/503/442

487/494/469

507/514/495

451/467/437

556/572/537

86/69

79/77

86/75

73/61

85/77

73/81

85/86

89/84

69/72

92/95

55/64 146

60/66 218

83/91 96

52/71 136

80/84 579

78%

78%

80%

70%

88%

PSSA = Pennsylvania System of School Assessment Source: individual school districts

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Education

Penn State on the Web Go to www.psu.edu for links to everything about Penn State, or call (814) 865-4700 for University Park directory assistance. About PSU www.psu.edu/ur/about.html General info about Penn State, from the Nittany Lion to history to rankings. Admissions Office admissions.psu.edu Everything you need to know to become a Penn State student. Alumni Association www.alumni.psu.edu Network with other alumni; find out what’s happening at your alma mater. Calendars www.events.psu.edu Academic, cultural, and outreach event listings. Continuing & Distance Education www.outreach.psu.edu Classes for non-traditional students. News and Information www.psu.edu/ur/news.html The latest news and announcements from the university’s public relations folks. Office of Human Resources www.ohr.psu.edu Check each week for new job openings. Sports www.goPSUsports.com Penn State Athletics site with links to all university sports. Virtual PSU php.scripts.psu.edu/dept/ur/cam/php Click on Lion Cam’s almost-live views of spots around campus. Weather www.psu.edu/ur/weather Current conditions and forecasts for campus and the region.

Penn State has the 10th-largest research library system in North America.

Penn State Fast Facts • Penn State University was chartered in 1855 and opened as The Farmers’ High School on 200 acres of Centre County land donated by agriculturist and ironmaster James Irvin. • Penn State operates the largest unified outreach effort in American higher education, delivering programs to learners in all 67 Pennsylvania counties, all 50 states, and 114 countries. • In fiscal 2011, Penn State had $805 million in research expenditures. The university typically partners with more than 400 companies each year.

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• To make a college degree “close to home” more affordable, Penn State implemented the concept of a multicampus university during the Great Depression of the 1930s. Now there’s a Penn State campus within practical commuting distance of virtually every Pennsylvanian. • Penn State’s annual Interfraternity Council/Panhellenic Dance marathon, which benefits the Four Diamonds Fund for families with children being treated for cancer, is the largest student-run philanthropic event in the nation. In February 2012, the event raised more than $10.6 million. • In 2011-2012, Penn State produced more Fulbright Scholars than any other U.S. institution.


Private Schools Centre County Christian Academy Bellefonte (814) 355-7805 www.cccacademy.org Kindergarten-12th grade 45 students Grace Prep School State College (814) 867-1177 graceprep.com 9th-12th grade 55 students Nittany Christian School State College (814) 234-5652 www.nittanychristian.com Infant-8th grade 89 students (K-8) Our Lady of Victory Catholic School State College (814) 238-1592 www.olvcatholicschool.org Preschool-8th grade 300 students (K-8) St. John the Evangelist Catholic School Bellefonte (814) 355-7859 www.saintjohnsch.com Preschool-5th grade 127 students

Nittany Christian School students learn about different cultures of the world.

Saint Joseph’s Catholic Academy Boalsburg (814) 808-6118 stjoeacad.org 9th-11th grades 2012; adding 12th in fall 2013 65 students

State College Friends School State College (814) 237-8386 www.scfriends.org Pre-K-8th grade 140 students Source: individual schools

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Education

Centre County Education Levels For residents ages 25 and older in 2010:

High school graduates...................... 93.3% Bachelor’s degree or higher ......... 41.3% Students in the heavy-equipment program at the Central Pennsylvania Institute of Science & Technology get hands-on training.

Technical/ Post-Secondary Education Career & Technical Center Westerly Parkway, State College, 16801 (814) 231-4153 • www.scasd.org This program of the State College Area School District is for students in grades 9 through 12. Career programs are designed to prepare graduates to enter the workforce in entry-level jobs. Technical preparation programs require students to continue their study at the post-secondary level. Fourteen programs are offered, ranging from accounting to culinary arts to engineering. Central Pennsylvania Institute of Science & Technology 540 N. Harrison Road Pleasant Gap, 16823 (814) 359-2793 • www.cpi.edu The Central Pennsylvania Institute of Science & Technology is an alliance of area school districts, serving county residents from age 16 through adult. CPI offers more than 60 programs in fields such as building and carpentry trades, medical science and technology, and graphic arts.

Penn State University University Park, 16802 (814) 865-5471 (undergraduate admissions) • www.psu.edu Penn State is a traditional four-year university offering a wide variety of degree programs ranging from accounting to world languages education. Saint Francis University 117 Evergreen Drive Loretto, 15940 (814) 472-3000 • www.francis.edu Saint Francis offers an executive-MBA program with classes online and in State College. South Hills School of Business & Technology 480 Waupelani Drive State College, 16801 (814) 234-7755 www.southhills.edu South Hills School of Business & Technology offers 12 degree and diploma programs at locations in State College, Altoona, Lewistown, and Philipsburg. Programs are in the fields of health care, business, technology, law and justice, and graphic arts. Source: individual schools

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Source: Central Pennsylvania Workforce Development Corporation

Charter Schools

Centre County has four charter schools, all in the State College Area School District. Centre Learning Community 2643 W. College Ave. State College, 16801 (814) 861-7980 Grades 5-8, 103 students www.clccharter.org Nittany Valley Charter School 1612 Norma St. State College, 16801 (814) 867-3842 Grades 1-8, 60 students www.nvcs.org Wonderland Charter School 2112 Sandy Drive State College, 16803 (814) 234-5886 Grades K-3, 60 students www.wonderlandcharter.com Young Scholars of Central Pennsylvania 1530 Westerly Parkway State College, 16801 (814) 237-9727 Grades K-8, 240 students www.yscp.org Source: individual schools


State College Area School District Our Mission: To prepare students for lifelong success through excellence in education.

- A State High senior was named a 2012 Presidential Scholar. Presidential Scholars are comprised of one young man and one young woman from each state, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico, and from U.S. families living abroad, as well as 15 chosen at-large and 20 Presidential Scholars in the Arts. - Fourteen State High students were finalists in the 2012 Competition for National Merit Scholarships. - The State College Area High School Agricultural Education program is one of only six programs nationwide that received the National Association of Agricultural Educators (NAAE) Outstanding Postsecondary/ Adult Agricultural Education Program Award. - Two State College sophomores qualified for the USA Junior Math Olympiad. - Mount Nittany Middle School Library was chosen as the winner of the 2012 Outstanding Individual School Library Information Center award by the Pennsylvania School Librarians Association. The library was chosen because it exceeds all the criteria for staffing, facilities, collection, budget, and programming and is an example of what the association holds as exemplary in PA school libraries. - The district’s Learning Enrichment and Student Services program has been recognized as the recipient of the Annual Award of Excellence through the Pennsylvania Student Services Association. - The Roar Store just received National School Based Enterprise GOLD certification for 2012, which is the highest certification for a School Based Enterprise (SBE). The Roar Store is the only nationally certified SBE in Pennsylvania.

Standardized Recognition of Student Achievement 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 National Merit Semifinalists 18 20 17 15 13 Advanced Placement Scholars 97 107 111 100 100 Faculty Scholars (seniors w/GPA of 3.5+) 241 257 265 243 267

2010

2011

2012

15

21

30

128

129

154

279

246

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State College Area School District

131 West Nittany Avenue • State College, PA 16801 (814) 231-1011 • web: www.SCASD.org • e-mail: info@scasd.org

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A comprehensive high school, State High provides curriculum in academic, career and technical areas. More than 1,000 students take classes in the Career and Technical Center with over 300 students majoring in CTC program areas. Many also have the opportunity to receive industry-recognized credentials, certifications, and cooperative work experience in their chosen fields before graduation. The Class of 2012 Number of graduating students: 579 Graduation rate: 94%* with graduates accepted by universities such as Penn State, Cornell, Princeton, Columbia, Brown, Yale and University of Pittsburgh.

The district is led by highly qualified and experienced teachers and administrators: Level of education: Bachelor’s Degree....................................333 Master’s Degree........................................308 Doctor’s Degree ........................................20 Years of experience 1 ................................................................16 2-10..........................................................198 11-20 .......................................................232 21-30 .......................................................144 Over 30 ...................................................63 * according to new state formula


Education

The Knowledge Commons — including the Barbara Hackman Franklin Atrium — at Penn State’s Pattee Library opened in 2012.

Libraries for Learning

The county library system, Penn State’s libraries, and those at local school districts are linked through the Centre County Federation of Public Libraries at www.ccfpl.org, which allows library cardholders to access all the card catalogs and PA Power Library databases through the Internet. American Philatelic Research Library 100 Match Factory Place Bellefonte, PA 16823 (814) 933-3803 www.stamplibrary.org Total titles: more than 21,000 book titles relating to stamps and stamp collecting Serial titles: 5,700 Other materials: maps, postal and printing artifacts, posters, recordings, CD-ROMs, radio scripts, letters of famous philatelists Building size: 12,000 sq. ft. Special services: open to the public

Centre County Library & Historical Museum 200 N. Allegheny St. Bellefonte, PA 16823 (814) 355-1516 www.centrecountylibrary.org Branches: Centre Hall Area Branch Library, East Penns Valley Branch Library, Holt Memorial Library (Philipsburg), Centre County Library Bookmobile Total volumes: 200,000 (all locations) Serial titles: 221 (all locations) Other materials: 6,000 audio, 12,209 video and DVD (all locations) Building size: 15,346 sq. ft. (two buildings) Special services: local history museum, genealogy, assistive technology equipment, downloadable audio and e-books, free wi-fi at all locations

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Penn State University Libraries 510 Paterno Library University Park, PA 16802 (814) 865-6368 www.libraries.psu.edu Branches: Pattee Library and Paterno Library plus 5 branches on University Park campus; 23 libraries at other Penn State campuses statewide Total volumes: 5,801,739 Serial titles: 102,865 Other materials: microforms, maps, media, online resources Facility size: 490,000 sq. ft. in main facility (Pattee and Paterno libraries) Special services: new Knowledge Commons; electronic access to online journals and e-books; café; computer lab; duplication and printing services including digital scanning, large-format printing, audio and video duplication, photo reproduction, reproduction of special and archival materials (fee-based); interlibrary loan; limited Internet access; laptops; library instruction; Media and Technology Support Services (Media Tech); photocopiers; programs and exhibits; reserves; services for people with disabilities Schlow Centre Region Library 211 S. Allen St. State College, PA 16801 (814) 237-6236 www.schlowlibrary.org Total books, DVDs, audiobooks, magazines and other materials: 145,000+ Downloadable resources: music, e-books, e-audio books, e-magazines, and more Building size: 35,000 sq. ft. Special services: wi-fi; public computers with Internet access; online catalog and reserves; specialized databases; homebound books by mail; remote book returns; adult, teen, and children’s programs; meeting rooms; free parking while in the library Source: individual libraries


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health care

Mount Nittany Health System

Mount Nittany Surgical Center

Comprehensive Care for Healthy Communities In health care, as in so many other parts of life, Centre County offers the best of both worlds: the friendly, caring attitude of small-town physicians and the state-of-the-art technology and treatment of big-city hospitals. Health-maintenance organizations, insurers, and medical facilities have joined to provide a comprehensive health-care system that serves patients from around the region. In 2012, Centre County ranked in the top five healthiest counties in Pennsylvania, according to a study by the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute.

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Health Care

Hospitals & Health Centers Advanced Urgent Care

2615 E. College Ave. State College, PA 16803 (855) 698-7436 www.advancedurgentcare.us Type of facility: urgent care Programs, services & clinics: Open seven days a week for walk-in treatment of nonlife-threatening health-care needs; on-site laboratory and x-ray facility.

HealthSouth Nittany Valley Rehabilitation Hospital

550 W. College Ave. Pleasant Gap, PA 16823 (814) 359-3421 www.nittanyvalleyrehab.com Type of facility: acute inpatient rehabilitation hospital Licensed beds: 73 Admissions in 2010-11: 882 Staff physicians: 28 (roster) Staff nurses: 50 Special programs, services & clinics: Heart failure, brain injury, Parkinson’s disease, and stroke care certified by Joint Commission. Outpatient locations at 550 W. College Ave., Pleasant Gap; Juniata Valley Medical Center, Mifflintown; and Juniata Valley YMCA, Lewistown.

HealthSouth staff celebrate the discharge of a patient with a bell-ringing ceremony.

The Meadows Hospital & Universal Community Behavioral Health

132 The Meadows Drive Centre Hall, PA 16828 (814) 364-2161 www.themeadows.net Type of facility: inpatient psychiatric hospital with outpatient continuum Licensed beds: 107 Admissions in 2010-11: 2,129 Staff physicians: 9 Special programs, services & clinics: Part of an integrated delivery system for treating mental illness. Inpatient acute care, outpatient therapy and medication management, BHRS and FBMH services, partial hospitalization for children/adolescents, crisis intervention, peer support services. Free assessment evaluations 24/7.

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MedExpress Urgent Care

1613 N. Atherton St., Ste. B State College, PA 16803 (814) 238-1066 www.medexpress.com Type of facility: urgent care Programs, services & clinics: Open seven days a week, providing walk-in checkups, tests, physicals, and treatment for low- to mid-severity, non-life-threatening illnesses and injuries.

Health South

Most county residents are pleased to find that they can get the quality care they need right here in the area. Our major medical facilities are always working to provide the best care possible. For example, Mount Nittany Health System recently built a new cancer center that centralizes services offered around town. Emergency medical personnel throughout the county work with regional trauma centers to make sure patients reach specially trained providers at a time when every second counts. Centre LifeLink EMS in State College is one of just six services in Pennsylvania to be accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Ambulance Services. Centre County is home to many large and small private medical practices respected for their work in a variety of specialties. Centre Volunteers in Medicine provides access to free medical care for eligible county residents who cannot afford health insurance. Many times the comforts of home can improve a patient’s outlook if specialized help is provided. A variety of home-health services in Centre County provide aides, skilled nurses, IV treatment, and other care. Non-medical help is also available to assist with daily tasks. Centre County residents can take comfort in knowing that, whatever medical need might arise, caring experts are available close to home. n


Mount Nittany Health System

Mount Nittany Medical Center recently updated its main entrance and expanded its parking areas.

Mount Nittany Health System

1800 E. Park Ave. State College, PA 16803 (814) 231-7170 www.mountnittany.org Type of facility: acute-care hospital and multi-specialty physician practice and surgical center Licensed beds: 260 Admissions in 2010-11: 12,029 Credentialed physicians: 250 Employed physicians: 70 Staff nurses: 300+ Special programs, services & clinics: Mount Nittany Medical Center – orthopedics, robotic surgery, interventional and diagnostic cardiac catheterization, diabetes services, Penn State Hershey Cancer Institute, single-bed patient rooms, surgical center. Mount Nittany Physician Group – primary and specialty physician care in 12 locations in Centre and Mifflin counties.

University Health Services

Student Health Center University Park, PA 16802 (814) 863-0774 www.sa.psu.edu/uhs Type of facility: student health center Medical staff: 54 Programs, services & clinics: UHS is a nationally accredited health-care service specializing in outpatient student health. Currently registered students may utilize UHS; spouses covered by a Penn State Student Health Insurance Plan may also receive care at UHS.

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James E. VanZandt Veterans Administration Outpatient Clinic 3048 Enterprise Drive State College, PA 16801 (814) 867-5415 www.altoona.va.gov Type of facility: outpatient clinic Programs, services & clinics: behavioral health, laboratory services, nutrition services, preventive care, primary care, social work services, tobacco cessation, routine prescriptions.

Source: individual facilities and PA Department of Health


Health Care Health Care Health-Related Resources 611 Open MRI-611 CT (814) 234-2600 (800) 624-6110 611 University Drive State College, PA 16801

Centre Chiropractic (814) 466-2000 P.O. Box 680 Boalsburg, PA 16827

Action Therapy Clinic (814) 238-8800 620 W. Cherry Lane State College, PA 16803

Centre Emergency Medical Associates (814) 234-6110 1800 E. Park Ave. State College, PA 16803

Advanced Chiropractic of State College (814) 272-355 341 N. Science Park Road, Ste. 203 State College, PA 16803

Centre Home Care, Inc. (814) 237-7400 (800) 700-3498 2437 Commercial Blvd., Ste. 6 State College, PA 16801

Allegheny Orthotics and Prosthetics (814) 235-5398 2505 Green Tech Drive, Ste. A2 State College, PA 16803

Centre LifeLink Emergency Medical Services Inc. (814) 237-8163 (888) 833-2227 P.O. Box 272 125 Puddintown Road State College, PA 16801

Jeffrey H. Baker MD PC (814) 867-0717 724 S. Atherton St., Ste. 200 State College, PA 16801 BioLife Plasma Services (814) 237-5761 321 W. Beaver Ave. State College, PA 16801 Brookline (814) 238-3193 1950 Cliffside Drive State College, PA 16801 John E. Carder DDS Ltd. (814) 238-6061 180 Regent Court, Ste. 100 State College, PA 16801 Nicole Carnicella DMD MAGD PC (814) 355-5254 212 Kenlee Drive Bellefonte, PA 16823 Casteel Chiropractic of State College PC (814) 235-9400 1411 N. Atherton St. State College, PA 16803 Central Pennsylvania Endodontics (814) 238-4400 240 S. Burrowes St. State College, PA 16801

Centre Oral & Facial Surgery PC (814) 235-7700 474 Windmere Drive, Ste. 202 State College, PA 16801 Centre Volunteers in Medicine (814) 231-4043 2520 Green Tech Drive, Ste. D State College, PA 16803 Circulatory Centers (814) 238-0571 313 Logan Ave. State College, PA 16801 The D-Stress Station (814) 852-9468 111 Boal Ave. Boalsburg, PA 16865 Elmcroft Senior Living & Memory Care (814) 235-7675 150 Farmstead Lane State College, PA 16803 Family Foot Center (814) 235-5565 1318 W. College Ave. State College, PA 16801 Steven Fishbaine DDS & Jason Stetson DMD: Comprehensive and Aesthetic Dentistry (814) 238-6800 476 Rolling Ridge Drive, Ste. 110 State College, PA 16801

Foxdale Village (814) 238-3322 (800) 253-4951 500 E. Marylyn Ave. State College, PA 16801

Integrative Health Care Associates (814) 237-5559 1200 W. College Ave. State College, PA 16801

Geisinger Medical Group – Centre County (814) 231-4560 200 Scenery Drive State College, PA 16801

Keystone Rehabilitation Systems (814) 933-0514 205 Park Place, Ste. 5 Bellefonte, PA 16823

Greenhills Village Retirement & Senior Living Residence (814) 234-9898 301 Farmstead Lane State College, PA 16803

Knipe Hearing Aid Centers Inc. (d/b/a Miracle-Ear) (814) 237-3799 125 Rolling Ridge Drive State College, PA 16801

HealthAmerica (814) 308-7477 (800) 366-6674 P.O. Box 67103 Harrisburg, PA 17106

Links 2 Care (814) 235-9583 (877) 444-9004 1631 S. Atherton St., Ste. 201 State College, PA 16801

HealthSouth Nittany Valley Rehabilitation Hospital (814) 359-3421 (800) 842-6026 550 W. College Ave. Pleasant Gap, PA 16823

Donald Marks Family Dentistry (814) 234-0329 611 University Drive, Ste. 112 State College, PA 16801

Hearthside Rehabilitation & Nursing Center (814) 237-0630 450 Waupelani Drive State College, PA 16801 Hildebrand Chiropractic (814) 238-8540 1460 Martin St. State College, PA 16803 Hoff Chiropractic Clinic PC (814) 308-9397 2766 W. College Ave. State College, PA 16801 Home Instead Senior Care (814) 238-8820 2330 Commercial Blvd., Ste. 500 State College, PA 16801 Home Nursing Agency (814) 237-1404 450 Windmere Drive, Ste. 100 State College, PA 16801 Homewatch Caregivers (814) 272-0116 3500 E. College Ave., Ste. 1110 State College, PA 16801

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Martin & Suhey Orthopedics (814) 237-4321 911 University Drive State College, PA 16801 Meadows & Universal Community Behavioral Health (814) 364-2161 (800) 641-7529 132 The Meadows Drive Centre Hall, PA 16828 MedExpress Urgent Care (814) 238-1066 1613 N. Atherton St., Ste. B State College, PA 16803 Medical Transportation Solutions (814) 867-2747 P.O. Box 1033 State College, PA 16804 Midstate Access & Mobility Services Inc. (814) 383-4958 421 N. Allegheny St. Bellefonte, PA 16823 Mount Nittany Health System (814) 231-7000 1800 E. Park Ave. State College, PA 16803


Mount Nittany Physician Group (814) 234-6700 1600 University Drive State College, PA 16801 Nittany Eye Associates and The Laser Center of Central Pennsylvania (814) 234-2015 428 Windmere Drive, Ste. 100 State College, PA 16801 Nittany Valley Chiropractic Center (814) 234-5271 611 University Drive State College, PA 16801 Oaks at Pleasant Gap – Owned & Operated by Allegheny Lutheran Social Ministries (814) 359-2782 200 Rachel Drive Pleasant Gap, PA 16823 Phoenix Rehabilitation & Health Services Inc. (814) 278-1912 805 S. Atherton St., Ste. 103 State College, PA 16801

State College Family Medicine, LLC (814) 278-1977 434 W. Aaron Drive, Ste. 101 State College, PA 16801

PSA Healthcare (814) 231-9346 (855) 258-0001 1981 Cato Ave., Ste. 3 State College, PA 16801

SunPointe Health (814) 272-3111 320 Rolling Ridge Drive, Ste. 100 State College, PA 16801

Elaine Rodino, PhD (814) 234-3464 141 E. Fairmount Ave. State College, PA 16801 Senior Daily Living Center – Operated by Allegheny Lutheran Social Ministries (814) 237-8101 (800) 400-2285 2364 Commercial Blvd. State College, PA 16801 Sepich Eye Care PC (814) 272-0262 100 Oakwood Ave. Oakwood Centre, Ste. 300 State College, PA 16803 St. Joseph Institute (814) 692-4954 134 Jacobs Way Port Matilda, PA 16870

T&B Medical Inc. (814) 466-8736 (888) 950-0900 3604 S. Atherton St. State College, PA 16801 University Orthopedics Center (814) 231-2101 (800) 505-2101 101 Regent Court State College, PA 16801 The Village at Penn State Life Care Retirement Community (814) 238-1949 (800) 238-3173 361 President’s Drive State College, PA 16803

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Dr. Ben G. Williams Esthetic Dentistry, LLC (814) 237-1777 432 Rolling Ridge Drive, Ste. 01 State College, PA 16801 Zimmerman Dental Care (814) 364-6400 2760 Earlystown Road Centre Hall, PA 16828 Source: CBICC


Altoona Regional Health System

Health Care HealthRelated Organizations These are some of the many organizations providing assistance to Centre County residents with healthrelated concerns. The area code is 814 unless otherwise indicated. The AIDS Project ..................................234-7087 Alcoholics Anonymous ........................ 237-3757 American Cancer Society ..........888-227-5445 American Heart Association .....800-242-8721 American Red Cross ............................ 237-3162 Apprise Health Insurance Counseling Program ..........................355-6716 The Arc of Centre Co. (for developmentally disabled) .......238-1444 Catholic Social Services ..................... 944-9388 Cen-Clear Child Services Inc. ....800-525-5437 Center for Well-Being ..........................237-3042 Centre County Can Help ...........800-643-5432 Centre County MHIDEI — Drug & Alcohol ...................................355-6782 Centre County Office of Aging ...........355-6716 Centre County Women’s Resource Center ............................... 234-5050 24-hour hotline .........................877-234-5050 Centre Volunteers in Medicine...........231-4043 Childbirth Education Association ......237-4232 Community Help Centre ..................... 234-8222 24-hour hotline ...................................237-5855 Easter Seals Central PA ...............888-372-7280 Hands-on Therapeutic Riding Program ...................................692-8637 The House of Care (hospice/respite care) ...................... 237-5517 Penn State Center for Healthy Aging .......865-1710 Penn State Office for Disability Services ..............................863-1807 Pennsylvania Dept. of Health ............ 865-0932 Senior Daily Living Center ................... 237-8101 Sight-Loss Support Group ..................238-0132 Skills of Central Pa. (for those with disabilities) ............. 238-3245 Society of St. Vincent de Paul .............867-3131 Strawberry Fields Inc. (for mentally ill adults) ..................... 234-6023 A Woman’s Concern Pregnancy Resource Clinic .................................. 234-7340 Youth Service Bureau ........................... 237-5731

A new, state-of-the-art operating room suite at Altoona Regional Health System employs high tech green lighting, enhancing vision for surgeons performing special procedures, particularly in neurosurgery.

Regional Care Centers Altoona Regional Health System

620 Howard Ave. Altoona, PA 16601 (814) 889-2011 www.altoonaregional.org Type of facility: integrated health-care system with general acute-care hospital Licensed beds: 433 Admissions in 2010-11: 20,096 Staff physicians: 325 Special programs, services & clinics: Regional cancer and heart centers, neurosciences, behavioral health, vascular services, wound healing, bariatric surgery, sleep medicine, Regional Trauma Center, and Regional Stroke Center.

Geisinger Medical Center

100 N. Academy Ave. Danville, PA 17822 (800) 275-6401 www.geisinger.org Type of facility: hospital/rehabilitation hospital/outpatient clinic Licensed beds: 475 Admissions in 2010-11: 25, 816 Staff physicians: 347 Special programs, services & clinics: Janet Weis Children’s & Women’s Pavilion, Ronald McDonald House, Geisinger Heart Institute, Neurosciences Institute, Level I Regional Trauma Center with additional qualifications in pediatrics.

Penn State Hershey, Milton S. Hershey Medical Center

500 University Drive Hershey, PA 17033 (717) 531-8521 www.pennstatehershey.org Type of facility: academic medical center Licensed beds: 484 Admissions in 2010-11: 25,381 Staff physicians: 620 Special programs, services & clinics: Penn State Hershey Cancer Institute, Penn State Hershey Children’s Hospital, Penn State Hershey Heart & Vascular Institute, Penn State Hershey Neurosciences Institute.

Source: Centre County Council for Human Services Inc. Directory of Human Services and the individual organizations

Source: individual facilities, Pennsylvania Department of Health

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Interstate 99/Route 220 offers four-lane highway travel from the Pennsylvania Turnpike to I-80.

At the Center of It All

With thousands of acres of mountains and unspoiled forests, Centre County seems far away from the hustle and bustle of the big city. Take a look at a map, though, and you’ll see that we’re close to all the action. We’re right in the middle of Pennsylvania and within a day’s drive of all major Northeastern cities, including New York, Boston, Philadelphia, Baltimore, and Washington, D.C. You can choose plane, train, or automobile for travel to Centre County, and everything from bus to bicycles once you’re here.

Interstate 80, a major east-west route across the country, traverses the northern part of the county, allowing direct access eastbound to New York City and westbound to Chicago. Interstate 99 links the Pennsylvania Turnpike in the south with I-80 in Centre County, putting us in the major north-south growth corridor of Central Pennsylvania. University Park Airport is a few minutes north of State College, with numerous flights each day by scheduled airlines Delta, United Airlines, and US Airways. Passengers and crew on private and charter planes enjoy the comfort and convenience of the modern general-aviation terminal. The best part of flying from University Park Airport, though, is that you can be at the ticket counter two minutes after parking your car, and then it’s just a few more steps to the gates. It can’t get much easier than that. On the road, the Centre Area Transportation Authority (CATA) is a fixture in Centre County, providing over 7 million bus rides a year to Penn State students, senior citizens, office workers, and many more. Others take advantage of the CATACommute program, which arranges carpooling partners. CATA offers the state’s first full-fleet program of bike racks for riders who combine bicycle and bus trips, and the Centre Region has an ever-growing network of bike paths. Perhaps best of all, you can enjoy all this easy access and still feel like you’re getting away from it all in Centre County. ■

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Transportation

CATA buses operate throughout the Centre Region and beyond.

Bus Service

Fullington Trailways, Greyhound Bus Lines, and MegaBus provide scheduled bus service from State College. Buses depart for Pittsburgh, Harrisburg, Philadelphia, WilkesBarre, Buffalo, New York City, and connections around the country. Rates: varied Contact Info: (800) 942-8287, www.fullingtontours.com (Fullington); (814) 238-7971, www.greyhound.com (Greyhound); (877) 462-6342, www.megabus.com (MegaBus)

the community, offering conventional transit (CATABus), paratransit (CATARide), and commuter (CATACommute) services to the residents of Centre County. Rates: $1.50 each way; free Blue and White Loops circulating the Penn State campus; free Red and Green Links providing cross-campus service; seniors age 65+ with a senior transit I.D. card ride free on all routes Contact Info: (814) 238-CATA (2282), www.catabus.com

Centre Area Transportation Authority (CATA) provides public transportation within

Centre County Transportation offers a shared-ride, door-to-door transportation

Fullington Auto Bus Co. offers charter tours to spots around the East, including Atlantic City, New York City, Niagara Falls, and New England. Rates: varied Contact Info: (800) 252-3893, www.fullingtontours.com

Federal Express (800) 463-3339

Legacy Logistics (814) 238-8400

Quick Courier Service (814) 237-4342

Fullington Trailways (814) 238-1100

MTS (814) 867-2747

United Parcel Service (800) 742-5877

Handy Delivery (814) 353-6000

Nittany & Bald Eagle RR Co. (814) 355-4736

Happy Valley Taxi (814) 237-7433

Nittany Express (814) 867-4647

The UPS Store (814) 238-8001 (814) 237-2552

JARU Associates Inc. (814) 234-3705

Postal Express (814) 867-7212

service throughout the county. Rates: starting at $11.25 one-way for general public; free for age 60+ and those with Medical Assistance Card or sponsored by humanservice agency Contact Info: (814) 355-6807, www.co.centre.pa.us/531.asp

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University Park Airport

Centre Area Transportation Authority The Centre Area Transportation Authority, or CATA, operates the only mass-transit system in Centre County. CATABus is a fixed-route community bus system that provides service between downtown State College, the Penn State University Park campus, and many points of interest, as well as the Borough of Bellefonte and the villages of Pleasant Gap and Stormstown. It also includes fare-free Loop and Link circulator and cross-campus service. The Blue Loop travels clockwise around campus and downtown via College Avenue; the White Loop, counterclockwise around campus and downtown via Beaver Avenue; the Red Link, between west campus and Innovation Park via Curtin Road; and the Green Link, between campus and the university commuter parking lots via Curtin Road. Regular one-way fares are $1.50. Children under 40 inches tall (accompanied by an adult) and seniors age 65 and older (with a free senior citizen transit I.D. card) travel fare-free. Individuals with disabilities pay half the regular fare by presenting a reduced fare I.D. card (obtained through CATA) or a valid U.S. Medicare Card. CATARide provides inexpensive curb-tocurb transportation for senior citizens and people whose disabilities prevent their use of traditional fixed-route bus service. CATACommute service helps longdistance commuters find easy and economical ways to get to and from employment destinations via carpools and vanpools by using a Web-based, computerized program to match individuals from the surrounding communities who share the same commute. CATA offers a Guaranteed Ride Home program as a safety net for its Rideshare participants. Park & Ride provides inexpensive perimeter parking for downtown State College business employees. The service is a collaborative partnership between the Borough of State College, CATA, and Penn State. For a small fee, participants receive a parking permit for a Penn State commuter parking lot, from which the Loop and Link provide free bus service to the downtown area. For maps visit www.catabus.com.

The general aviation terminal at University Park Airport serves private and charter planes.

Air Service University Park Airport (SCE, UNV for private flights) offers dozens of flights to and from hubs in Detroit, Philadelphia, and Washington Dulles. The airport can handle general-aviation flights in planes as large as Boeing 727s. Rates: varied Contact Info: Delta (800-225-2525, www.delta.com) United Airlines (800-241-6522, www.united.com) US Airways (800-428-4322, www.usairways.com) University Park Airport (814-865-5511, www.universityparkairport.com) Republic Parking Systems (814-237-1684 for airport parking) Nittany Express (814-867-4646 for airport shuttle) Centre County has three small general-aviation airports, some of which offer aircraft rental or leasing. Rates: varied Contact Info: Bellefonte Airport (814-355-7407, www.bellefonteairport.com); Mid-State Regional Airport, Philipsburg (814-342-2280, www.midstateairport.com); Ridge Soaring Gliderport, Julian (814-355-2483, www.eglider.org)

Projected Daily Traffic Volumes - 2030 Centre County, Pennsylvania

This map illustrates the expected average daily traffic volumes on major Centre County roadways in 2030, using only current roads.

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Source: Centre County Metropolitan Planning Organization

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0 - 3,000 3,001 - 8,000 8,001 - 15,000 15,001 - 25,000 25,001 - 35,000 Greater than 35,001


Rail Service

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Amtrak offers passenger service to Harrisburg, Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, New York, and beyond from regional stations in Lewistown (Mifflin County), Huntingdon (Huntingdon County), and Altoona and Tyrone (Blair County). Rates: varied. Contact Info: Amtrak, (800) 872-7245; www.amtrak.com

Limousine Service

A Diamond Limousine (814) 364-1960, www.diamondlimollc.com Freedom Excursions by Scully, (814) 941-3430, www.freedomexcursions byscully.com Nittany Limousine Service (814) 272-5466 VIP Limousine by Fullington Auto Bus Co. (814) 765-7871, www.fullingtontours.com

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Six rental car companies operate in the State College area, including Alamo, Avis, Budget, Hertz, and National at the University Park Airport. Alamo Rent a Car (814) 237-1771, www.alamo.com Avis Rent a Car (814) 237-9750, www.avis.com Budget Rent a Car (814) 237-9750, www.budget.com Enterprise Rent-a-Car (814) 238-4450, www.enterprise.com Hertz Rent-a-Car (814) 237-1728, www.hertz.com National Car Rental (814) 237-1771, www.nationalcar.com

Taxi Service

AA Taxi (814) 231-8294 Golden Taxi (814) 355-2200, www.goldentaxillc.com Handy Delivery (814) 355-5555, www.handydelivery.com Happy Valley Taxi (814) 237-7433, www.hvtaxi.com Nittany Taxi (814) 867-4646, www.nittanyexpress.com


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recreation & tourism

Centre County streams are internationally renowned for brown, rainbow, and native brook trout.

“Boredom” Is Not in Our Dictionary Once you visit Centre County, you’ll find out why we’re never bored. We’re surrounded by scenic mountains, streams, and valleys that invite us to hike, run, paddle, and pedal. Thanks to Penn State, we can attend Broadway musicals, world-class ballet performances, and lectures by nationally known speakers. We browse among arts festival booths in the summer and cheer on our football team in the fall. No wonder our area is affectionately known as Happy Valley.

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Museums, theatres, and other attractions abound. Our newest museum is the Discovery Space of Central Pennsylvania, a handson children’s museum. Our largest art event is State College’s highly regarded Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts. With the People’s Choice Festival held simultaneously in Boalsburg, the two events turn Centre County into an oasis of the arts each July. Penn State’s Bryce Jordan Center (BJC) — the largest arena between Pittsburgh and Philadelphia, seating up to 16,000 and attracting more than 750,000 people a year — brings in such big-name entertainers as Lady Gaga, Green Day, and Bruce Springsteen. The BJC is also home court for the Nittany Lion and Lady Lion basketball teams. We take our football seriously here, from our high schools to Penn State’s Nittany Lions. It’s a stirring sight to see 107,000 people, most dressed in blue and white, pour into Beaver Stadium on a football Saturday. But football’s not the only game in town. Fans cheer on numerous Penn

State athletic teams, including basketball, wrestling, gymnastics, soccer, and volleyball. The new Nittany Lion Softball Park opened in 2011, and a new ice hockey and skating facility opens in 2013. The Centre Community Skate Park offers 15,000 square feet of ramps at Tussey Mountain Family Fun Center. Other sports facilities include YMCAs in Bellefonte, State College, and Philipsburg; outdoor swimming pools in Bellefonte, State College, and Millheim; and the Shaner Sports Complex off U.S. Route 322. Penn State features indoor and outdoor pools, tennis and basketball courts, racquetball rooms, running tracks, and an indoor ice-skating rink. Toftrees Resort is rated 4-1/2 stars by Golf Digest’s “Places to Play,” in addition to being rated one of the top golf conference center resorts in the country by Meetings and Conventions Magazine. Centre Region Parks and Recreation manages park land totaling 991 acres. Two new regional parks are under development. With 145,000 acres of state forest land and almost 10,000 acres of state park land, it’s easy

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to head for the great outdoors in Centre County. Thousands of visitors come here each year for a chance at great fishing in our internationally known trout streams. Devoted hunters save a vacation day for the first day of antlered deer season the Monday after Thanksgiving. If you retire to Centre County, you’ll find a wealth of opportunities for an active, enriching lifestyle. Through the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Penn State, you can take low-cost classes in everything from Amish culture to birdwatching. Seniors often find new roles as mentors, passing on their experience and knowledge to students, or to businesspeople through the Service Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE). If you’re visiting Centre County, you’ll find plenty of places to stay, from hotels and motels to bed-and-breakfasts and campgrounds. Whether your visit here is short or long, we invite you to stay a while and discover all there is to see and do. You’ll find out why some of us extended our short visits into permanent ones. n


Recreation & Tourism

Historic Penn’s Cave house

Bryce Jordan Center

Amish Country

Centre County Attractions Following is a sampling of just some of the many things that keep people coming back to Centre County. ATTRACTION

WHAT’S OFFERED

DAYS & TIMES

COST

Amish Country Penns & Brush valleys

Amish/Mennonite farms and buggies along country roads; shops and restaurants offering Amish specialties

daylight hours

free

The Arboretum at Penn State Penn State University (814) 865-9118 www.arboretum.psu.edu

Already open are the H.O. Smith Botanic Gardens; eventually the Arboretum will encompass 370 acres

daylight hours

free

Bryce Jordan Center Penn State University (814) 863-5500 www.bjc.psu.edu

16,000-seat arena for concerts, entertainment, and sporting events

Penn State basketball in winter; varied events year-round

varies with type of event

Medlar Field at Lubrano Park 6,000-seat stadium for State College Spikes of the Penn State University New York-Penn League, Penn State baseball, tailgate (814) 272-1711 festivities, and concerts www.statecollegespikes.com

Minor league baseball June through Sept.; Penn State baseball March through May; varied events spring through fall

varies with type of event

Pennsylvania Military Museum Boalsburg (814) 466-6263 www.pamilmuseum.org

Pennsylvania’s military history tribute to Commonwealth veterans, plus the outdoor 28th Division shrine celebrating the memory of America’s oldest Army division

March-Nov.: Wed.-Sat., 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sun., noon-4 p.m.

ages 3-11 $4, adults $6, ages 64+ $5.50

Penn’s Cave Centre Hall (814) 364-1664 www.pennscave.com

Ride a boat on a guided tour through the only U.S. all-water cavern

March-Nov., daily; Dec. & Feb., weekends; hours vary

ages 2-12 $8.95, ages 13+ $16.95, senior citizens $15.95

Ridge Soaring Gliderport Julian (814) 355-2483 www.eglider.org

World-renowned airport for glider rides and lessons

varied

rides begin at $100 per person

Tussey Mountain Winter Resort & Family Fun Center Rt. 322 east of State College (800) 733-2754 www.tusseymountain.com

Downhill skiing and snowboarding in winter; golf, batting cages, go-karts, and concerts in spring, summer, and fall

daily; hours vary

varies depending on activity

Victorian Bellefonte Bellefonte (814) 355-2917 www.bellefonte.com

Victorian and Georgian architecture dating back 200 years; walking tour map available

daylight hours

free

Woodward Camp Woodward (814) 349-5633 www.woodwardcamp.com

World-renowned camp for biking, skateboarding, in-line skating, cheerleading, and gymnastics

summer camps; occasional public events

varies with type of event

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Museums American Philatelic Society

110 Match Factory Place, Bellefonte (814) 933-3803 www.stamps.org

Bellefonte Art Museum for Centre County 133 N. Allegheny St., Bellefonte (814) 355-4280 www.bellefontemuseum.org

Boalsburg Heritage Museum East Main Street, Boalsburg (814) 466-3035 www.boalsburgheritagemuseum.org

Centre County Library & Historical Museum

203 N. Allegheny St., Bellefonte (814) 355-1516 www.centrecountylibrary.org

Centre Furnace Mansion

1001 E. College Ave., State College (814) 234-4779 www.centrecountyhistory.org

Columbus Chapel/ Boal Mansion Museum

300 Old Boalsburg Road, Boalsburg (814) 466-6210 www.boalmuseum.com

Discovery Space of Central Pennsylvania 112 W. Foster Ave., State College (814) 234-0200 www.mydiscoveryspace.org

Earth & Mineral Sciences Museum Deike Building, Penn State (814) 865-6336 www.ems.psu.edu/outreach/museum

Frost Entomological Museum Headhouse 3, Penn State (814) 865-1895 ento.psu.edu/facilities/frost

Historic Curtin Village/ Eagle Iron Works

251 Curtin Village Road, Howard (814) 355-1982 www.curtinvillage.com

HUB-Robeson Galleries

241 HUB-Robeson Center, Penn State (814) 865-2563 studentaffairs.psu.edu/hub/artgalleries

Lions David House

206 N. Fourth St., Snow Shoe (814) 387-4509 david-house-museum.org

Located in Beaver Stadium, Penn State’s All-Sports Museum houses a treasure trove of memorabilia.

Matson Museum of Anthropology

Carpenter Building, Penn State (814) 865-3853 www.anthro.psu.edu/matson_museum

Milesburg Museum & Historical Society

205 Market St., Milesburg (814) 355-5670 Tours by appointment only milesburgmuseum.weebly.com

Palmer Museum of Art

Curtin Road, Penn State (814) 865-7672 www.palmermuseum.psu.edu

Pasto Agricultural Museum PA Rt. 45, Rock Springs (814) 863-1383 pasto.cas.psu.edu

Penn State All-Sports Museum Beaver Stadium, Penn State (814) 865-0044 www.gopsusports.com/museum

On the Screen College 9 3031 Carnegie Drive, State College (814) 272-3050 Current films in theatres off North Atherton Street.

Penns Valley Area Historical Museum

Premiere Theatre 12 125 Premiere Drive, State College (814) 861-5006 Current films in theatres near the Nittany Mall.

Pennsylvania Military Museum

Rowland Theatre 125 N. Front St., Philipsburg (814) 342-0477 First- and second-run films in a 1,000-seat restored theatre.

244 W. Aaron Square, Aaronsburg (814) 349-4811 www.pennsvalleymuseum.org

Business Rt. 322, Boalsburg (814) 466-6263 www.pamilmuseum.org

Philipsburg Historical Foundation Museum

203 Moshannon Bldg., Philipsburg (814) 342-7115

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State Theatre 130 W. College Ave., State College (814) 272-0606 Independent and classic films in downtown State College.


Recreation & Tourism

The Central Pennsylvania Youth Orchestra is the area’s premiere youth music ensemble.

Music Central Pennsylvania Youth Orchestra (814) 234-4961• www.pasp.org/cpyo Several concerts each year of symphonic music are performed by young musicians from around Central Pennsylvania.

Nittany Valley Symphony (814) 231-8224 • www.nvs.org Central Pennsylvania’s full-size community orchestra has been performing for more than 45 years.

Penn State School of Music (814) 865-0431 • www.music.psu.edu The school presents more than 200 concerts each year in the Centre Region and on campus.

Pennsylvania Centre Orchestra (814) 234-8313 • www.centreorchestra.org This intimate chamber orchestra has been performing for more than 20 years.

South Hills Business School Music Picnics (814) 234-7755 The school sponsors free music picnics by various local groups throughout the summer at its State College campus.

Nittany Valley Symphony

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State College Area Municipal Band (814) 231-3071 • www.crpr.org This local nonprofit group performs band music from modern composers.

State College Choral Society (814) 404-9223 • www.scchoralsociety.org The group presents several concerts each year.

Talleyrand Park Concerts (814) 355-2917 • www.bellefontearts.org The Bellefonte Historical and Cultural Association sponsors free summer concerts by local performers at the gazebo in Talleyrand Park.


On the Stage The Next Stage (814) 404-2649 • www.thenextstagetheatre.org The Next Stage produces plays and acting classes year-round and also performs readers’ theatre and skits for diversity-training workshops.

Nittany Valley Shakespeare Festival (814) 404-6998 • www.shakespearefestival.us NVSF presents live theatre performances, camps, classes, and workshops.

Penn State Center for the Performing Arts (814) 863-0255 • www.cpa.psu.edu The Center for the Performing Arts brings the best of the performing arts to Central Pennsylvania each year. Presentations include music, dance, theatre, opera, and youth and family programs, often featuring national touring companies.

Penn State Centre Stage (814) 863-0255 • www.theatre.psu.edu The School of Theatre performs in the Pavilion and Playhouse theatres and the Penn State Downtown Theatre Centre.

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The Penn State Downtown Theatre hosts a variety of performances, including Penn State Centre Stage shows.

Penn State Thespians (814) 865-9461 www.psuthespians.com Each year Penn State’s student theatre organization puts on an assortment of productions, usually including fall and spring main-stage productions, fall and spring children’s shows, and a fall talent show.

State College Community Theatre (814) 234-7228 • www.scctonline.org This group has been entertaining the community since 1955. Productions each summer in the rustic Boal Barn Playhouse include a wide variety of musicals, comedies, and dramas.

State Theatre (814) 272-0606 • www.thestatetheatre.org The historic State Theatre is a nonprofit community venue for theatre, dance, music, and film.

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Centre County Grange Fair

2013 in Centre County FEBRUARY Through May 5 – Varied and Untried: Early Twentieth Century American Paintings From the James and Barbara Palmer Collection, Palmer Museum of Art Through May 19 – Lit With Piercing Glances: Linocuts by James Mullen, Palmer Museum of Art 1 – Kathy Mattea, Calling Me Home, PSU 2 – PSU/United Way Winter Trash to Treasure Sale 7 – Gay Men’s Chorus of Los Angeles presents It Gets Better, PSU 8-9 – Legally Blonde, State College Community Theatre 12 – Les Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montréal, Italian Evening, PSU 12-23 — Love’s Labour’s Lost, PSU 14 – The Addams Family, PSU 15-17 – Penn State Dance Marathon,

Bryce Jordan Center 16 – Bohemian Rhapsody, Nittany Valley Symphony, PSU 17 – Lord of the Dance, PSU 20 – Live at Birdland, PSU 24 – How I Became a Pirate, Omaha Theater Company, PSU 26-May 5 – Drawn to Paint: The Art of Jerome Witkin, Palmer Museum of Art 27 – Brentano String Quartet, PSU MARCH 2 – Lady Gaga, PSU 4-8 – Spring Break, PSU 12 – Beethoven Orchestra Bonn, PSU 13 – CBICC Awards Gala 13 – America’s Got Talent Live: All-Stars Tour, PSU

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15-17 – Builders Association of Central PA Home Show, Bryce Jordan Center 16 – Wild About Animals, PSU 17 – Hitler’s Daughter, Monkey Baa Theatre Company, PSU 19 – Afro-Cuban All Stars, State Theatre 20 – Celtic Woman, PSU 23-24 – Maple Harvest Festival, Shaver’s Creek Environmental Center, Petersburg 29 – August Wilson Center Dance Ensemble, State Theatre APRIL 2 – Ninety Miles, PSU 5-6 – Leonard Bernstein MASS, A Theatre Piece for Singers, Players, & Dancers, PSU 6 – Big Brothers Big Sisters Spring Fling Rummage Sale, PSU


12 – Hair, PSU 13 – First Day of Pennsylvania Trout Season 13 – Rascals & Romantics, Nittany Valley Symphony, PSU 16 – Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra, House of Dreams, PSU 18 – Opera Atelier, The Magic Flute, PSU 18 – CBICC Member spotlight 19 – Frindle, State Theatre 20 – Blue-White Football Game, Beaver Stadium 20 – Penn State Glee Club Blue & White Concert 21 – The Complete World of Sports (abridged), Reduced Shakespeare Company, State Theatre 24 – Jake Shimakuburo, State Theatre 27 – Moms Let Loose, State Theatre TBA, near Earth Day– ClearWater Conservancy’s Watershed Cleanup Day MAY 3-5 – PSU Commencement 4-5 – Central PA Orchid Show, PSU 11 – Lemont Plant Sale 11 – Centre Furnace Mansion Plant Celebration Plant Sale 11 – Music at the Boal Mansion, Boalsburg 11-14 – AAUW Used Book Sale, PSU 17-18 & 24-25 – Born Yesterday, Boal Barn 19 – Big Spring Festival, Bellefonte 21-Aug. 11 – Suspended Contemplation: Drawings and Watercolors by Leon Kelly, Palmer Museum of Art 27 – Historic Curtin Village tour season opens 27 – Memorial Day Celebration, Boalsburg 28-Aug. 25 – Le Manière Anglaise:Mezzotints From the Permanent Collection, Palmer Museum of Art 30-June 2 – Penn State Reunion Weekend 31-June 2 – Nittany Antique Machinery Show, Penn’s Cave JUNE 1 – Bellefonte Children’s Fair 1 – Spring Creek Family Festival & 5K, Millbrook Marsh Nature Center 1 – PSU/United Way Trash to Treasure Sale, Beaver Stadium 4-Aug. 11 – From Your Town to Ours: Pennsylvania Prints From the O’ConnorYeager Collection Revisited, Palmer Museum of Art 5-8 – Pennsylvania Special Olympics, PSU 14-15 – The Bellefonte Cruise & Sock Hop 15 – Lemont Village Strawberry Festival 17 – State College Spikes home season opener, Medlar Field

21-22 & 28-29 – The Producers, Boal Barn 30 – Boalsburg Garden Party for the Declaration of Independence JULY 4 – Central PA 4th Fest, PSU 9-14 – Philipsburg Heritage Days 10 – Central PA Festival of the Arts Children & Youth Day, State College & PSU 11-14– Central PA Festival of the Arts, State College & PSU 11-14 – People’s Choice Festival of Pennsylvania Arts & Crafts, Boalsburg 19-20 & 26-27 –The Crucible, Boal Barn 20 – Friends of Black Moshannon State Park Summer Festival 26-27 – JazzPA, Bellefonte 26 – CBICC Open for Business Golf Tournament, Toftrees AUGUST 13-15 – Ag Progress Days, Rock Springs 16-17 & 23-24 – The Music Man, Boal Barn 16-17 – Bellefonte Arts & Crafts Fair 22-29 – Centre County Grange Fair & Encampment, Centre Hall SEPTEMBER 1 – Mount Nittany Marathon 5-8 – Nittany Antique Machinery Show, Penn’s Cave 6-7 & 13-14 – Beyond Therapy, Boal Barn 7 – Home Football Game, PSU vs. Eastern Michigan, Beaver Stadium 14 – Home Football Game, PSU vs. Virginia, Beaver Stadium 20-21 & 27-28 –August: Osage County, Boal Barn 21 – Home Football Game, PSU vs. Kent State, Beaver Stadium 28 – Apple Harvest Festival & Car Show, Milesburg Museum TBA – PSU Center for the Performing Arts 2013-14 Season Opens OCTOBER 3 – United Way Day of Caring 4-6 – Penn State Parents & Families Weekend 5 – Great Insect Fair, PSU 5-6 – Dutch Fall Festival, Aaronsburg 12 – Home Football Game, PSU vs. Michigan, Beaver Stadium (homecoming) 12 – Friends of Black Moshannon State Park Cranberry Festival 20 – Tussey Mountainback 50-Mile Relay and Ultramarathon

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Tussey Mountain Winter Resort

26-27 – Fall Harvest Festival & Children’s Halloween Trail, Shaver’s Creek Environmental Center, Petersburg TBA – Bellefonte Fall Festival Community Days TBA – Boalsburg Columbus Ball TBA – Boalsburg Heritage Street Party NOVEMBER 2 – Home Football Game, PSU vs. Illinois, Beaver Stadium 16 – Home Football Game, PSU vs. Purdue, Beaver Stadium 20 – CBICC Business & Industry Expo 23 – Home Football Game, PSU vs. Nebraska, Beaver Stadium DECEMBER 2 – Antlered Deer Season Begins 6-7 – Stocking Stuffer Antiques, Art & Fine Crafts Sale, Centre Furnace Mansion 6-8 – Bellefonte Victorian Christmas 31-Jan. 1 – First Night State College TBA – Boalsburg Hometown Christmas TBA – Centre County United Way Festival of Trees JANUARY 2013 Among the Centre County events typically taking place in January are Centre for the Performing Arts shows and PSU sporting events, including basketball, swimming, fencing, and wrestling. TBA = to be announced


Recreation & Tourism Licenses for Field & Stream Centre County is a mecca for hunting and fishing. General hunting licenses are $20.70 for resident adults, $101.70 for nonresident adults, and $13.70 for resident seniors. Youths ages 12 to 16 can buy junior licenses for $6.70 each if they’ve completed hunter-safety classes. Additional licenses are needed for bear, antlerless deer, and certain other types of hunting. You can buy a license through the Pennsylvania Game Commission (570-398-4744; www.pgc. state.pa.us), or at license-issuing agents such as sporting-goods stores. If you’re 16 or older, you must have a license to fish in Pennsylvania. Licenses are $22.70 for residents, $11.70 for senior residents, and $52.70 for nonresidents. Visitors can buy a seven-day license for $34.70 or a three-day license for $26.70. If you’re fishing for trout or salmon, you’ll pay an extra $9.70. Licenses are sold through the Fish and Boat Commission (814-359-5250; www.fish.state.pa.us), county treasurer’s office, and sporting goods stores. Rates are subject to change.

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Centre County’s Public Libraries Books, DVDs, music Free e-books and e-audio books to download Free public computing and Wi-Fi Homebound delivery service Children’s story times and programs Summer Reading Program Lectures, concerts and special events Schlow Centre Region Library, 211 S. Allen St., State College 814-237-6236 • www.schlowlibrary.org Centre County Library and Historical Museum, 203 N. Allegheny St., Bellefonte 814-355-1516 • www.centrecountylibrary.org Branches in Centre Hall, Millheim, Philipsburg, and Bookmobile

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Penn State Sports

Golf Courses Centre Hills Country Club • State College (814) 238-0111 • Status: private • Holes: 27 Mountain View Country Club • Boalsburg (814) 466-7231 • Status: public • Holes: 18 Nittany Country Club • Mingoville (814) 383-2321 • Status: semiprivate • Holes: 9

Opening in 2013 is Penn State’s Pegula Ice Arena, which will be home ice for Nittany Lion men’s and women’s hockey.

Penn State Blue & White Courses • State College • (814) 865-4653 Status: public • Holes: 36

Penn State University has 29 intercollegiate sports teams competing at University Park. For more information about the following sports, go to www.gopsusports.com.

Philipsburg Elks Country Club • Philipsburg (814) 342-0379 • Status: private • Holes: 9 Skytop Mountain Golf Club • Port Matilda (814) 692-4249 • Status: public • Holes: 18 Toftrees Resort • State College (814) 238-7600 • Status: public • Holes: 18 Tussey Mountain • Boalsburg (800) 733-2754 • Status: public • Holes: 9

Men’s Teams Baseball Basketball Cross-country Fencing Football Golf Gymnastics

Ice hockey Lacrosse Soccer Swimming & diving Tennis Track & field Volleyball Wrestling

Women’s Teams Lacrosse Basketball Soccer Cross-country Softball Fencing Swimming & diving Field hockey Tennis Golf Track & field Gymnastics Volleyball Ice hockey Penn State students also practice and compete in more than 70 student-run club sports. For more information about club sports, go to www.athletics.psu.edu/recreation. Internationally known fly-fisherman Joe Humphreys tests the waters of Centre County.

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Lodging Bed & Breakfasts

Gateway Lodge (814) 744-8017; (800) 843-6862 14870 Rt. 36, Cooksburg Reynolds Mansion B&B (814) 353-8407; (800) 899-3929 101 W. Linn St., Bellefonte Marriott SpringHill Suites at Williamsburg Square

Campgrounds

Bellefonte/State College KOA (814) 355-7912; (800) 562-8127 2481 Jacksonville Road, Bellefonte Seven Mountains Campground (814) 364-1910 101 Seven Mountains Campground Road, Spring Mills

Hotels & Motels

Atherton Hotel (814) 231-2100; (800) 832-0132 125 S. Atherton St., State College Best Western Plus University Park Inn & Suites (814) 234-8393 115 Premiere Drive, State College Carnegie Inn & Spa (814) 234-2424; (800) 229-5033 100 Cricklewood Drive, State College Comfort Suites (814) 235-1900 132 Village Drive, State College Country Inn & Suites (814) 234-6000 1357 E. College Ave., State College

Hampton Inn & Suites at Williamsburg Square (814) 231-1899; (866) 231-1899 1955 Waddle Road, State College

The Nittany Lion Inn (814) 865-8500; (800) 233-7505 200 W. Park Ave., State College

Hampton Inn State College (814) 231-1590; (800) 426-7866 1101 E. College Ave., State College

The Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel (814) 863-5014; (800) 233-7505 215 Innovation Blvd., State College

Hilton Garden Inn (814) 272-1221; (866) 204-1221 1221 E. College Ave., State College

Quality Inn (814) 234-1600; (800) 248-8494 1274 N. Atherton St., State College

Holiday Inn Express at Williamsburg Square (814) 867-1800; (877) 424-1140 1925 Waddle Road, State College

Quality Inn Milesburg (814) 355-7521 971 N. Eagle Valley Road, Milesburg

HomeWaters Retreat and Cara Mor Spa (814) 632-5827; (877) 788-9797 5531 Riverside Drive, Spruce Creek Hotel State College (814) 237-4350 100 W. College Ave., State College Imperial Motor Inn (814) 237-7686; (800) 782-0716 118-120 S. Atherton St., State College

Courtyard by Marriott (814) 238-1881; (800) 321-2211 1730 University Drive, State College

Marriott SpringHill Suites at Williamsburg Square (814) 867-1807; (866) 867-1807 1935 Waddle Road, State College

Days Inn Penn State (814) 238-8454; (800) 258-3297 240 S. Pugh St., State College

Nature Inn at Bald Eagle (814) 625-2879 201 Warbler Way, Howard

Fairfield Inn & Suites (814) 238-3871 2215 N. Atherton St., State College

Nittany Budget Motel (814) 238-0015 2070 Cato Ave., State College

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Ramada Inn & Conference Center (814) 238-3001; (800) 272-6232 1450 S. Atherton St., State College Residence Inn State College (814) 235-6960; (800) 331-3131 1555 University Drive, State College Rodeway Inn (814) 238-6783 1040 N. Atherton St., State College Sleep Inn (814) 235-1020 111 Village Drive, State College The Stevens Motel (814) 238-2438 1275 N. Atherton St., State College Super 8 – State College (814) 237-8005; (800) 800-8000 1663 S. Atherton St., State College Toftrees Golf Resort & Four Star Golf Club (814) 234-8000; (800) 252-3551 One Country Club Lane, State College Source: CBICC


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CRPR...Where Everyone Plays • www.crpr.org • 814-231-3071

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Hello Mary Lou...Goodbye House!

Proudly Serving Centre County for 40 Years

Mary Lou Bennett ABR, CRS, GRI, SRES, ‘At Home With Diversity’

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www.hellomarylou.com

1375 Martin Street State College, PA 16803

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(800) 860-6226 ext. 315 (814) 231-8200 ext. 315


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Working Together for Thriving Communities In the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, our tradition of working together goes back to 1681, when William Penn received his charter for a colony to be called Pennsylvania, or Penn’s Woods. This was to be a land where people of differing languages and customs could live together, worship as they please, and participate fully in their government. Ferguson Township is one of the local municipalities that staffs its own police force.

Today, William Penn would be pleased with Centre County, where people of varying cultures live and work together (thanks to the international attraction of Penn State University), where we have a wide variety of houses of worship, and where local men and women lead our local governments in providing for the health, welfare, and safety of everyone. We have a county government that looks to the needs of the county as a whole. In the State College area, the borough and several townships have banded together as the Centre Region to make decisions of regional importance. Most decisions in State College and throughout the county, however, are made at the local borough or township level. Our populations are small enough that every adult can easily make his or her opinion known. The Chamber of Business & Industry of Centre County (CBICC) has a Government Affairs Division that strives to provide voters with information about candidates for office and to present the needs and opinions of business to elected officials at every level. The CBICC works hard to ensure that Centre County remains a place where businesses and communities can continue to thrive. â–

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Government

Law Enforcement Bellefonte Police Department 236 W. Lamb St., Bellefonte • (814) 353-2320 Bellefonte police serve the county seat, with its population of more than 6,200 people. Centre County Sheriff Centre County Courthouse, Bellefonte • (814) 355-6803 The Sheriff’s Office provides security for the courts and all county agencies. This office transports prisoners to court and provides transportation, service of papers, investigative services, and other assistance to county offices. Ferguson Township Police Department 3147 Research Drive, State College • (814) 237-1172 This department patrols Ferguson Township, with its mix of farmland and new housing developments. Patton Township Police Department 100 Patton Plaza, State College • (800) 479-0050 The police department in rapidly growing Patton Township has 17 officers. Pennsylvania State Police • Philipsburg, 3104 Port Matilda Highway, Phillipsburg • (814) 342-3370 • Rockview, 745 S. Eagle Valley Road, Bellefonte • (814) 355-7545 State police patrol all municipalities that do not have their own police force.

The courthouse in Bellefonte is the focal point for Centre County government..

Local Government

Penn State University Police Eisenhower Parking Deck University Park • (814) 865-1864 The university police provide all law enforcement and security services at the University Park campus. The department employs 51 full-time armed police officers, two traffic and parking officers, six police dispatcher/ recorders, and approximately 150 students as auxiliary officers and escorts.

Counties: The largest local governmental entity in Centre County is the county, run by an elected board of three commissioners. Cities: In Pennsylvania, at least 10,000 people have to live in one population base for it to be called a city. Pennsylvania has 57 cities, none of them in Centre County. State College is large enough to be a city, but residents have not voted to become one. Boroughs: A borough usually has a smaller population than a city. The largest of our 10 boroughs is State College. Boroughs are often governed by an elected council and mayor.

Spring Township Police 1309 Blanchard St., Bellefonte • (814) 355-5134 This department serves Spring Township, next door to Bellefonte, and its 7,400 residents. State College Police Department 243 S. Allen St., State College (814) 234-7150 The State College Police Department serves the borough of State College, plus College and Harris townships.

Townships: Centre County has 25 townships, which generally encompass more square miles and fewer residents per square mile than boroughs do. Each township is governed by an elected board of supervisors. Our villages — such as Boalsburg and Lemont — are also governed by township officials. Regions: State College and five surrounding townships (College, Ferguson, Halfmoon, Harris, and Patton) are organized into the Centre Region Council of Governments. Most governing is still handled by the individual boroughs and township bodies, but the regional entities work together on issues like planning, libraries, police protection, trash collection, and parks.

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You may register to vote here if you are a U.S. citizen, a permanent resident of Centre County, and 18 years of age on election day. Students at Penn State can register to vote here or in their home counties. High school students may pre-register 180 days prior to any election if they will turn 18 by Election Day. Voter registration forms are available at any bank, post office, municipal building, or library in the county and at the Elections and Voter Registration Office in the Willowbank Building, 420 Holmes St. in Bellefonte, (814) 355-6703. You may also register at any driver’s license center. Forms are available online at www.votespa.com.

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Centre County Municipal Offices All area codes are 814 unless otherwise noted. For more information and links to individual Web sites, visit www.co.centre.pa.us/locator. Centre County Government Phone: 355-6700 Fax: 355-6980 www.co.centre.pa.us

Centre Region

Home to Penn State University, the Centre Region is a major population center for Centre County. The area features growing suburbs and office parks, plus the thriving downtown of State College, colonial village of Boalsburg, and eclectic village of Lemont. Centre Region Council of Governments Membership includes: State College Borough and College, Ferguson, Halfmoon, Harris, and Patton townships. Centre Region COG Phone: 231-3077 Fax: 231-3083 www.crcog.net

Harris Township Phone: 466-6228 Fax: 466-3396 www.harristownship.org

Patton Township College Township Phone: 234-0271 Phone: 231-3021 Fax: 238-7790 Fax: 231-3020 twp.patton.pa.us www.collegetown ship.org State College Borough Ferguson Township Phone: 234-7110 Phone: 238-4651 Fax: 231-3082 Fax: 238-3454 www.statecollegepa.us www.twp.ferguson. pa.us Halfmoon Township Phone: 692-9800 Fax: 692-7585 www.halfmoontwp.us

Lower Bald Eagle Valley Region

From the Interstate 80 gateway of Milesburg, the Lower Bald Eagle Valley Region spreads northeast into farming communities dotted with state forest and game lands, plus the sprawling lake waters of Bald Eagle State Park. Curtin Township Boggs Township Phone: 625-2653 Phone: 355-3301 Fax: 355-3064 www.boggstownship.org

Howard Borough Liberty Township Phone: 625-2853 Phone: (570) 962-3207 Fax: 625-9126 Fax: (570) 962-3691 Howard Township Milesburg Borough Phone: 625-2811 Phone: 355-3583 Fax: 625-0149 Fax: 355-1895 www.milesburgboro.com

Moshannon Valley Region

Moshannon State Forest and state game lands cover more than half of this region, with winding country roads affording magnificent vistas. The Borough of Philipsburg, settled in 1797, is the economic and cultural center of the region. Philipsburg Borough Phone: 342-3440 Fax: 342-5608 www.philipsburg borough.org

Rush Township Phone: 342-0514 Fax: 342-0218 www.rush township.com

Mountaintop Region

The former mining town of Snow Shoe in the aptly named Mountaintop Region serves as an entry to the rolling mountains of northern Centre County. The remote natural areas of Sproul State Forest cover much of the region. Burnside Township Phone: 387-6060 Fax: 387-4982 Snow Shoe Borough Phone: 387-6833 Fax: 387-6978

Snow Shoe Township Phone: 387-6249 Fax: 387-4990

New bedroom communities are springing up thanks to Interstate 99, which connects to I-80 here. This varied region includes the University Park and Bellefonte airports, Penn Eagle Industrial Park, Benner Commerce Park, the Victorian town of Bellefonte, and picturesque farms of the Nittany Valley. Phone: 355-1501 Fax: 353-2315 www.bellefonte.net

Walker Township

Phone: 355-7543 Phone: 383-2859 Fax: 355-2801 Fax: 383-2330 www.springtownship.org

Penns Valley Region

Amish farms abound in this fertile valley, which stretches from Rothrock State Forest to Bald Eagle State Forest. In between, the friendly communities of Centre Hall, Spring Mills, Millheim, and Aaronsburg lie along the Purple Heart Highway. Centre Hall Borough Phone: 364-1772 Fax: 364-2821 www.centrehall borough.org

Millheim Borough Phone: 349-5350 Fax: 349-5733 www.millheim borough.net

Gregg Township Phone: 422-8218 Fax: 422-8080 www.greggtownship. org

Penn Township Phone: 349-8886 Fax: 349-5525

Haines Township Phone: 349-8193 Fax: 349-5630 www.hainestwp.org

Potter Township Phone: 364-9176 Fax: 364-2809 wwwpottertown ship.org

Miles Township Phone: 349-8218 Fax: 349-8337

Upper Bald Eagle Valley Region

Nittany Valley Region

Bellefonte Borough

Spring Township

Marion Township Phone: 625-2061 Fax: 625-9186

Benner Township Phone: 355-1419 Fax: 355-0719 benner.centreconnect.org

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The trout-rich waters of Bald Eagle Creek flow along the eastern boundary of this region, with most people living in the narrow valley between two mountain ridges. The Port Matilda area promises growth at the intersection of U.S. 322 and the new I-99, while the Ridge Soaring Gliderport offers sky-high views of scenic forests. Huston Township Phone: 355-2075 www.hustontwp.org

Union Township Phone: 355-1540 Fax: 355-1544

Port Matilda Borough Unionville Borough Phone: 692-0092 Phone: 355-1855 Fax: 692-8235 Taylor Township Phone: 692-4695

Worth Township Phone: 692-8141 Fax: 692-7410


Guide to Advertisers Attractions, Events, Entertainment Centre for the Performing Arts........... 1 Palmer Museum of Art ...................... 80 Penn State Centre Stage ................... 80 Seven Mountains Winery ................. 77 State Amusement .............................. 71 Toftrees Resort ................................... 83 Banks, Financial Services AmeriServ Bank ................................ 39 Frost & Conn ...................................... 6 M&T Bank ........................................ 53 Northwest Savings Bank ................... 34 Penn State Federal Credit Union ..... 70 State College Federal Credit Union.... 66 Susquehanna Bank .............................. 2 Business, Industry Minitab .............................................. 33 Restek .................................................. 8 Construction, Development Services Alexander Building Construction ...... 4 Fine Line Homes ................................. 2 Glenn O. Hawbaker .......................... 13 Innovation Park at Penn State ......... 19 Poole Anderson ................................. 88 S&A Custom Built Homes ................. 4 Veronesi Building & Remodeling..... 34

Education Penn State Continuing Education ............ Inside Front Cover Penn State University ....................... 57 State College Area School District ........................................... 55 State College Friends School ............ 53 Government Centre Region Parks & Recreation...................................... 83 Friends of GT Thompson.................. 58 Insurance Boyles Insurance Agency .................. 70 Dudek, Liz-State Farm Insurance...... 84 Saleme Insurance Services ................ 13 Lodging HFL Corporation............................... 13 Hospitality Asset Management Company .......................................... 8 Nittany Hotel Management/Best Western ...........................Back Cover Penn State Hospitality ...................... 83 Ramada Conference & Golf Hotel.... 71 Shaner Hotels ..........Inside Back Cover

Medical Academy Ave Group-Geisinger Health System ............................................ 65 HealthSouth/Nittany Valley Rehab Hospital.......................................... 58 Meadows Psychiatric Hospital .......... 58 Mount Nittany Medical Center .............................................. 7 Sunpointe Health .............................. 65 Printing, Copying, Media Barash Media ............................... 66, 84 Centre Daily Times ............................. 6 Real Estate/Housing The Apartment Store........................ 47 Atlas Realty Management Co. ......... 70 Bennett, Mary Lou, RE/MAX Centre Realty ................................ 84 Centre County Association of Realtors® ....................................... 45 Kissinger Bigatel & Brower ........... 3, 47 Lions Gate Apartments..................... 39 Retirement Services Foxdale Village .................................. 47 Home Nursing ................................... 63 Village at Penn State......................... 66

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Services AccuWeather .................................... 29 Black Walnut Body Works................ 66 Centre County Airport Authority.... 34 Centre County Solid Waste Authority ......................................... 4 Centre County Youth Service Bureau ............................................ 53 Centre Glass Company ....................... 4 Goodco Mechanical .................... 65, 71 Hartman Group Inc. ......................... 58 McQuaide Blasko .............................. 29 PC Works Plus, Inc ........................... 39 Schlow Centre Region Library ......... 80 Shunk’s Kitchens Inc......................... 45 Tubbies ..................................... 2, 47, 83 YMCA of Centre County ................. 81 Shopping, Retail A Basket Full ..................................... 13 Beer Belly’s Beverage ......................... 39 GN Associates/Designers Studios ..... 70 Visitor Information Central PA Convention & Visitors Bureau ............................................ 81


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Annual Guide to Centre County, PA

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