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WINGATE – The fourth-grade Wingate Elementary students in Helen Showers’ class had a special visitor on Groundhog Day. No, it wasn’t Punxsutawney Phil, but it was someone who really loves Groundhog Day – Centre County Common Pleas Judge Thomas Kistler. Judge Kistler showed the children some of his groundhog treasures and then read a story to the class, Double Trouble Groundhog Day, while wearing a groundhog hat. He shared some groundhog-shaped cookies with everyone and, in return, the student made Judge Kistler paper groundhogs, which he is now proudly displaying on the mantle in his office.

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Nittany Knights Names 2011 Barbershopper

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Paul Hamilton was named the 2011 Barbershopper of the Year by the Nittany Knights Barbershop Chorus. This annual award, the highest honor bestowed on a chapter member, is based on sustained contributions of time, talent, and service. Paul serves as the Chorus Librarian making sure that all chorus music is updated and available to the members for learning. Paul loves singing lead with the chorus and demonstrates his leadership with being one of the first members to have the words and music down pat. He has boundless energy and enthusiasm , is a dual member of the Altoona Horseshoe Chorus, and this summer traveled many miles for practices and eventually performed as a member of the Flight 93 Memorial Chorus. He extends his music ability by enjoying playing in small bands and writing songs, currently working on one to honor the Flight 93 first responders. Paul learned to love skiing as a young man while working in Colorado in food service and construction. He took skiing a step further by learning freestyle jumping from friends on the U.S. free-style team. He joined the USAFA Civil Air Patrol participating in search-and-rescue missions. After spending time in Colorado, Paul returned to State College in 1987. He is the father of Brittany, a student at Penn State and Andrew, a student at the Bellefonte Area High School. Paul is the owner/operator of PH Painting & Restoration.

By Brian E. Bassett STATE COLLEGE – The State Theatre, reputed to have been built in the record-time of less than four months, opened October 15, 1938 at 128 West College Avenue. Like any area business, it has enjoyed prosperous and not-so-prosperous times. Its new age of prosperity will continue under the guidance of Richard Biever, the theatre’s new, talented, executive director. Biever lived in New York before moving to the State College area. He taught musical theatre upstairs at Ditmar’s Pugh Street Studio from 1992 to 1986, then spent time in Philadelphia and Boston before moving back to State College in 2003. He earned his MSA in directing at Penn State University in 2007. He and his wife, the former Heidi Ditmar, reopened the upstairs musical-theatre studio on Pugh Street where she now teaches the majority of classes, and Richard teaches some of the adult classes. The business, Singing Onstage, “took off” in 2005 and continues to do quite well. The State Theatre was re-opened in 2006 after undergoing a three-million dollar renovation which included a new stage, screen and other equipment. The position of executive director opened up in the latefall of 2011. Richard applied, and was accepted. “I oversee marketing, programming, financial concerns, and operations,” Biever explained. “Staff management is also my responsibility – however, the main focus is to ensure financial stability of the theatre while providing consistent, excellent programming.” The theatre just completed a joint fundraising concert with Easter Seals this past January. A number of artists played the music of Neil Young. The

Introducing Richard Biever, Executive Director event was well-attended, tickets were sold out weeks ahead of time – and it was an artistic and financial success. Biever promises that The State Theatre has several, good, national acts already planned for the September-to-May season. The schedule of events – national acts, the local theatre and dance company, and musicians – will be announced well in advance for your convenience. “I am excited about what’s going on right now, and for the future,” Robert enthusiastically concluded. “We enjoyed good attendance in January that is continuing into February, and we hope to maintain this positive momentum.”

Little Builders Wanted for Home Show Paul Hamilton, 2011 Barbershopper of the Year, receiving the award from last year’s Barbershopper,

How YOU Can Help Volunteer Fair Seeks Non-profits, Volunteers Looking for a way to help your neighbors? Come to the second annual Volunteer Fair March 3 in Bellefonte. There are dozens of organizations who need your talent. Also, if your non-profit organization needs more helping hands, consider exhibiting at the fair. It’s absolutely free to both exhibitors and the general public. The fair is Saturday, March 3 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Undine Fire Company's Lambert Hall, Blanchard Street and Forge Road, Bellefonte. Call the event sponsor for more information or to reserve booth spaces – The Bellefonte Intervalley Area Chamber of Commerce: e-mail or call (814) 355-2917

STATE COLLEGE – It’s time for the little ones to show off their building skills. The 8th Annual Children’s Building Contest, sponsored by SPE Federal Credit Union, takes place Saturday and Sunday, March 10 and 11, at the 2012 Home Show at the Bryce Jordan Center. They will accept reservations for 120 young builders, ages 4 through 12, to build their dream homes using Lincoln Logs or Legos. Michael Scott, Small Business Lender at SPE, was a judge at the contest last year. He loved it, and made the commitment to be a sponsor this year. “The kids take it so seriously,” he said. “They’re so proud. After the time is up, they’ll come up to you and ask you to look at their project, ask what you think. Last year, two sisters came in first and second in one of the age groups. It’s a lot of fun.” Prizes and trophies will be awarded in each age group and every contestant will receive a free Future Home Builder t-shirt and a goodie bag filled with surprises.

the contest is free to all participants. This year, each contestant is being asked to bring at least one canned good to the Show. The donated cans will be used to make a cool can-struction structure at the Home Show and will then be donated to the State College Food Bank. Builders Association Executive Officer Abbie Jensen loves the contest and said, “The kids get to walk around the Show and see great exhibits – huge landscapes, actual rooms, cool machines. Then, they participate in the contest and suddenly a Lego man’s head becomes a propane tank within an outdoor fire pit – a kid really built that! We are always blown away by their creativity!” Though it’s free, registration is required. The 40 contest slots in each age category are going fast. Log on to the Builders Association web site at and fill out an electronic reservation form or call (814) 231-8813 if you don’t have internet access.

Saturday, March 10 ◆ Ages 4 to 6 build a Lincoln Log Dream House – check-in from 11:30 to 11:45 a.m., build from noon to 1 p.m., and prizes awarded at 1:15. ◆ Ages 7 and 8 build a Lego Dream House – check-in from 2 to 2:15 p.m., build from 2:30 to 3:30, and prizes awarded at 3:45. Sunday, March 11 ◆ Ages 9 to 12 build a Lego Dream House – check-in from 11:30 to 11:45 a.m., build from noon to 1 p.m., and prizes awarded at 1:15. Thanks to the members of the Builders Association of Central PA and SPE Federal Credit Union,

(2011 photo by Reidar Jensen)

The Children’s Building Contest is one of the high points of the 2012 Home Show, coming to the BJC March 9 to 11.



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Woman Overcomes Obstacles to Realize Her Dream Article & photo by Sam Stitzer There’s a song in the movie Grease titled Beauty School Dropout, whose lyrics say “Beauty school dropout, your story sad to tell, a teenage ne'er do well……Your future's so unclear now. What's left of your career now?” Well, it seems like this old song could have been written about Pennsylvania Furnace resident Melanie Hockenberry. Melanie was raised in Pleasant Gap, and attended Bellefonte High School. She had a baby when she was just 16 years old. Her parents both worked, and Melanie had to quit school in 1989, one week into her senior year to take care of her infant daughter. She obtained her GED a few months after her class graduated, but she missed the prom, graduation, and all the normal senior year events. For years, Melanie had wanted to be a hair stylist, so in 1992, at age 19, she enrolled in the Empire Beauty School in State College. By then, Melanie had two children, and once again, had no one to watch them, so she had to drop out of the beauty school. She was very disappointed, to say the least. A while later, she went to Pruonto’s Beauty School in Altoona to be a nail technician, but her boyfriend didn’t want her to get her license, preferring her to stay home with their children, which now numbered three. Time passed, and Melanie and her boyfriend broke up. After that, Melanie had many different full-time and part-time jobs. She lived in Mount Union, and worked in a factory in Lewistown for five years, then returned to Centre County in 2005, living with her mother in Bellefonte. She lost the factory job because she missed too much work because she could not afford gas to make the long commute from Bellefonte. After a bout with alcoholism, Melanie left her mother’s home and actually lived in her car for a time. Her older daughter lived with Melanie’s mother, and her younger daughter and son lived in

Mount Union with her aunt. Melanie got a job at the Benner Pike Wal-Mart, and after one year was promoted to a department manager. A year after that, she was given a salaried management position at the Lewistown store. That job ended due to circumstances beyond her control, so Melanie took a bartender job at the Pennsylvania Road House bar in Pleasant Gap. That establishment went out of business, and Melanie found a part time job at Home Depot, working from 5 a.m. to 9 a.m. weekdays. One day in December of 2010, after finishing her shift at Home Depot, Melanie said “Out of nowhere, I ended up in front of the Empire Beauty School again.” Her dream of being a hair stylist, suppressed for so many years, finally stepped to the fore and led her to enroll in classes. At last, the beauty school dropout was back in school! With her children grown, freeing her from parental obligations, Melanie excelled in the school’s program, winning much recognition and numerous awards. Shortly before graduation, she decided to enroll in the teacher’s program to become an instructor. She was asked to speak at her class graduation. “Just tell your story” said the Empire Beauty School Director. At graduation on October 2, 2011, Melanie told her story, and “there wasn’t a dry eye in the house,” she said. “It was a great thing for me, because I never had a graduation” said Melanie. Melanie started classes in the teacher program the very next day, October 3, and once again has excelled. One of her assignments was to bring a guest speaker to the school. Melanie had met and befriended professional hair stylist Shannon Lamm at Empire’s annual Future Pro Expo trade show and competition in Hershey. Lamm has worked with runway fashion models and had styled hair for rock band Motley Crue bass guitarist, Nikki Sixx, among other celebrities. Lamm drove up from Raleigh, NC,

How YOU Can Help Hope for Kids Center to Open Soon Furnishings & Accessories Needed STATE COLLEGE – Hope 3:16 Community Center in State College (Hope For Kids) hopes to open it doors within a few weeks. They are in need of donations of the following items (new/gently used) to open their doors. If you are able to donate, please call (814) 353-0200 x 335 or email to make arrangements for pick-up or drop off. Furniture ◆ Comfortable chairs and couches ◆ End tables ◆ Coffee Tables ◆ Lamps ◆ Shelving ◆ Book Shelfs ◆ Electric Fireplace ◆ Television ◆ Clock ◆ Wall Decorations ◆ Artificial Plants (Hanging & Floor) ◆ Banquet Tables ◆ Folding Chairs ◆ Wall Art

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and spoke at Empire’s State College campus on January 27 free of charge as a favor for Melanie and her classmates. In retrospect, Melanie feels that it was beneficial to wait this long to finish her education. She feels she is much more focused and determined, and that waiting has made her a better person. The younger students look up to her. She hopes to teach, and to give her students the skills and attitudes they need to succeed. She wants to give her students something she never had at their age. The future looks bright for Melanie. She has already been offered an instructor position by Empire in the Pittsburgh area, and a substitute teaching position at the State College school. Whatever she chooses, it’s a certainty that she will do well and make a positive impact on many young lives. Not bad for a former beauty school dropout!

The title I Had Brain Surgery, What’s Your Excuse? did get my attention, especially when I saw that it had been written by Suzy Becker. I was familiar with Ms Becker’s work as a cartoonist and with her earlier book, All I Need To Know I Learned From My Cat. In other words, I was expecting a very funny read. Actually I ended up with an illustrated memoir about…you guessed it, her brain surgery. It is hard to put the book into any type of classification. It is full of humor because Suzy has the talent to see humor in any situation, especially if it involves herself. The book is also a very honest memoir of a person going through what was a very traumatic experience. The simple removal of a mass on her brain caused some loss of word usage and motor skills. This was devastating to a woman who depended on both in her career. Suzy had always been an exceptionally healthy, athletic person. She played volleyball regularly and organized, as well as rode in, the yearly Ride Far, a bike marathon for adults and children with AIDS. On April 27, 1999, she received a letter informing her that she was being offered an appointment to join a community of three dozen scholars, artists, and scientists who would be working on individual projects at the Bunting Institute on the campus at Radcliffe. In May of 1999, she had the seizure that triggered the test that led to her surgery. As part of her healing program and because she had continued with her plans to attend Radcliffe, Suzy wrote the journal that became I Had Brain Surgery, What’s Your Excuse? The book is illustrated with nearly 400 cartoons, charts, and silly graphs. As Suzy recovers her health, we can see the improvement in her words and her art, making her development much more real to the reader. This book would be inspiring to any patient going through a difficult recovery, not just brain surgery. Suzy Becker is likeable, never overly sentimental, and always brutally honest.

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Snydertown Church Holds Free Book Fair Article & photos by Sam Stitzer SNYDERTOWN – Traveling east through Nittany Valley on Rte 64 toward Clinton County, you’ll pass the village of Snydertown. It sits o to your left, on Snydertown Road, and you might not even notice it. The only landmark to catch your eye is the rising steeple of St. Mark Lutheran Church. This church was the site of a Free Book Fair and Costless Closet on Saturday, Feb. 4. The church has a membership of about 60 people, led by Pastor Ruth Jensen. According to event coordinator Linda Rhine, the members of St. Mark’s have been holding this event on the ďŹ rst Saturday in February for about ten years. Throughout each year, the church collects books, magazines, videos, CD’s, and other items donated by church and community members. The items are free to anyone attending the event, with the only price for admission being an item for the Howard Area Food Bank. Some folks brought their used books to the event and swapped them for new (to them) books. The items were spread out on tables in the church basement social hall. The aroma of homemade soup, hot dogs, and other food oered for sale ďŹ lled the air. Homemade baked goods ďŹ lled a table near the kitchen, and were being snatched up quickly. The room was elbow to elbow with

people sifting through the treasures on the tables. Many were seen leaving with armloads of reading material for the next year. Upstairs, at the Costless Closet, folks were looking through many tables spread with gently used clothing donated by the community. The closet has been a part of the Book Fair for the last three years, and has become very popular. Church member Sharon Sheasley said “We heard there was a need in the area, and it really does well.� Any clothing from this event that is not picked up is donated to Goodwill or Faith Centre in Bellefonte. The small-town community spirit, which is seen in so many villages in this area, was evident in Snydertown last Saturday. People got together

for a good time of socializing, enjoying homemade food, and taking home a supply of books and clothing. I enjoyed my trip to Snydertown that day, and I plan to return next year. It’s worth the trip just for another piece of Sharon Sheasley’s incredible apple crumb pie!

Books and more books – and all were free!


Attendees enjoyed the food and socializing.

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United Way Celebrates 2011 Campaign More Than $2 Million Raised By Cheryl Edwards The night was all about celebrating, both fundraising success and the people who helped build it. The “Live United” theme pervaded the Centre United Way Campaign Celebration on Monday Feb. 6. The mood was upbeat and positive, despite the fact that the campaign fell a bit short of the goal set by its partner agencies for 2011. After a period of mingling, the outgoing board chair, Greg Wendt, opened the event by formally handing over the helm to the 2012 chair. In welcoming Tom McKee to the leadership role, Wendt praised his successor’s “positive attitude, staunch commitment, [and] passion to make things better here in Centre County.” McKee quickly moved into his new role as he urged the crowd to continue giving to the United Way in the year to come. He also led the welcome for the 2011 campaign co-chairs, Scott Lamb and Hugh Moore who spoke about setting the 2011 goal by reaching out to the partners regarding their needs rather than dictating a number from above. They noted that the campaign had the help of an estimated 100 volunteers, and that Penn State played a pivotal role, raising a record $860,300.76 in the University campaign. The ceremony was also a chance to give out awards to United Way leaders. Colonel Gerald Russell presented the Day of Caring Awards to Donna Wasilko and Stone Valley Construction. The next award went to The Wild Dream Team. The team’s special-needs Scott Lamb and Hugh Mose, co-chairs of this year’s campaign, presented Dean Christian Brady, the Penn State chair, with a gift high school students movof thanks for the university’s outstanding contribution. ingly told the group what they believed it meant to be a good neighbor – neighborliness being a key part of the United Way’s commitment. A final award, one that had been kept secret from the recipient, was the 2011 Leon Kneebone Award for Extraordinary Volunteerism which went to Ted Mc-

Dowell. After the awards, The Wild Dream Team’s young members again took the stage to hold up posters announcing the total amount raised in the 2011 campaign – $2,167,008. Although this fell short of the year’s goal, the mood remained positive as the leadership noted that it represented about a $1,000 increase over the 2010 figure. In a continued tough economy, the number was praised as a success that built upon the work of both those recognized and volunteers and donors at every giving level. The United Way plays a special role in the non-profit arena. Through local offices, like the Centre County affiliate, the United Way provides funding resources to a wide range of member programs. Partner agencies in the area include ARC of Centre County, Strawberry Fields, the American Red Cross, the Centre County Youth Service Bureau, and the Food Bank of State College, in addition to many other valuable community organizations. As the Centre County United Way’s own Web site notes, “We create opportunities for a better life for everyone in Centre County ... It is less about helping one person at a time and more about making sure the systems are in place to help everyone in Centre County.”

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NVS Luncheon with the Maestro Sunday, February 16 at 11:30 a.m. Centre Hills Country Club The Nittany Valley Symphony Guild invites you to Luncheon With The Maestro Thursday, Feb. 16, with social time at 11:30am and luncheon at noon at Centre Hills Country Club. Music & lunch are followed by commentary from Maestro Michael Jinbo about the upcoming performance Beethoven & Shostakovich featuring soloist Max Zorin. Music provided by the Violin Duo: Joanne Zagst Feldman, Concertmaster and Debbie Trudeau, Principal Violin. Tickets are $25 per person. Call (814) 231-8224 for reservations. Reservations deadline: February 13. Centre Hills Country Club Dress Code: No Denim Christian Band Concert - free Sunday, February 16 at 6 p.m. Runville Methodist Church The No Back Road Christian band will play Feb. 26 at 6 p.m. at the Runville United Methodist Church. The band performs classic gospel music blending country, bluegrass and southern gospel harmonies – making a unique sound. The church is at 1204 Runville Road, on Rte 144, approx. 2.5 miles north of the Sheetz Store in Wingate. Contact Pastor Doug Mellott (814) 353-8380. District 4 Jazz Festivals - free Concerts February 17 & 18 Bellefonte High School Bellefonte High School is hosting the PMEA (Pennsylvania Music Educators Association) District 4 Jazz Festival Feb. 16 to 18. Fifty students from 15 school districts in central PA (Bellefonte, Bald Eagle, and State College have students involved this year) will come together to rehearse, learn about jazz, and give an afternoon concert performance on Saturday, Feb. 18. Guest conductors are Dan Yoder from Penn State and Dr. Eddie Severn from Lock Haven University. There will also be a free concert on Friday, Feb. 17 at 7 p.m. by Zeropoint, a local jazz band. Nittany Wind Quartet – free Sunday, February 26 at 2:30 p.m. Centre County Library & Museum, Bellefonte The Sunday Afternoons at the Library concerts continue, with Nittany Wind Quartet appearing Sunday, Feb. 26, featuring Judy Moore, flute; Barry Kroeker, oboe; Mark Weaver, clarinet; James Dunne, horn; and Trina Gallup, bassoon. Compiled by Sandie Biddle



WHAT’S HAPPENING? Arts, Crafts & Sales Feb. 10 & 11 – Yard & Bake Sale Curtin United Methodist Church presents a "Beat the Winter Blues" yard & bake sale Feb. 10 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Feb. 11 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sloppy joes and other homemade food will be available. For more info, call Marty Lucas at (814) 355-7970 or (814) 353-0310. February 25 – Indoor Yard Sale You’re invited to Mother Hubbard's Indoor Yard Sale at New Hope Lutheran Church (119 Cobblestone Court, Spring Mills) Saturday, Feb. 25 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will also be a soup, sandwich, and bake sale. Food is available, eat in or take out. Want to participate? Table cost is $5. Contact Jeanne at (814) 364-1245. All proceeds support the food pantry!

Dining & Take Out February 11 – Dinner & Concert Members of the Fellowship Bible Church, 642 Lower Georges Valley Road, Spring Mills, invite you to a dinner/concert Saturday, Feb. 11 at 5 p.m. A concert featuring Victory Express of Mt. Joy will follow the fellowship meal. All are invited. For more info, call (814) 4228640. On Sunday, Ron Cornell of Victory Express will speak at the 9:30 a.m. service. February 11 – Valentine’s Spaghetti Supper There is a Valentine’s spaghetti supper from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Feb. 11 at the Aaronsburg Civic Club. It’s an annual fundraiser for the East Penns Valley Library with lots of tasty food (for vegetarians and meat-eaters!). Volunteer-run with donated goods from local individuals and businesses. Adults $10; children five to 12 $5; children under five free. February 11 – Roast Turkey Supper New Hope Lutheran Church of Spring Mills will serve a Roast Turkey Supper on Saturday, Feb. 11 from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Children $4.75, adults $9.50. Eat in or takeout. Everyone is welcome. February 27 – Ham & Chicken Pot Pie There will be a dinner to benefit the Bald Eagle Valley Community UM church Feb. 27 from 5 to 7 p.m. Homemade Ham and Chicken Pot Pie, Soup & Bread Dinner, includes homemade breads and dessert, salad and beverage. $8 adults, $6 students, $3 children. The church is behind Sheetz in Wingate, next to elementary the school.

Education & Life Matters February 11 – Winter Cabin Fever Walk There will be a winter cabin fever walk at Millbrook Marsh Saturday, Feb. 11 starting at 10:30 a.m. This family-friendly hike, part of the CRPR Explorer's Series, is a great way to get out and stretch your legs during the winter! Join a nature center naturalist to explore Millbrook Marsh get some fresh air. The hike will include simple activities on the trail for all ages to enjoy. In case of severe weather, walks will be cancelled. Advance registration is required. Fee $6 residents; $9 nonresidents. Register or CRPR at 231-3071. February 15 – Free Soup-making Class Learn how to make chicken noodle soup from scratch. It's easier than you think – nutritious and inexpensive. The free class starts at noon Feb. 15 at FaithCentre Teaching Kitchen, 110 W. High St., Bellefonte. Call (814) 355-

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0880 to register – space limited to 12. February 16 – Family Medicine Seminar There will be free a Family Medicine Seminar, “Invisible Wounds of War: Meeting the Psychological Health Needs for Returning Warriors” Thursday, Feb. 16, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Galen and Nancy Dreibelbis Auditorium, Mount Nittany Medical Center. To register or for info, contact Jessica Bird or (814) 234-6738. February 22 & 23 – Housing & Land Development Conference The Pennsylvania Housing Research Center at Penn State presents the annual PA Housing & Land Development Conference Feb. 22 and 23 at University Park. There are training sessions and daily topics for builders, developers, planners, code officials, remodelers, and others in the industry. Visit for information and registration. February 23 or February 28 – Retirement Planning Course Central Pennsylvania Institute of Science and Technology presents Retirement Planning Today, an educational planning course for ages 50 to 70, two sessions, starting Feb. 23 or Feb. 28. Learn 11 strategies to save on taxes, info on planning for income, estate, expenses, retirement plan distribution, and more. Tuition is $49, with one spouse or guest at no additional charge. Call (814) 359-2793 to register or for info. March 6 – Free Business Start-up Seminar The Penn State Small Business Development Center presents “The First Step of Starting a Small Business” March 6 from 9 a.m. too noon at 200 Tech Center, Room 221, University Park. For more info, visit Register and pay for all Penn State SBDC seminars on-line at or call (814) 863-4293 or (717) 247-1280.

Fundraisers & Social Events February 11 – Charity Ball The 64th Annual Charity Ball benefiting Mount Nittany Medical Center’s Emergency Department is Saturday, Feb. 11 from 6:30 p.m. to midnight at The Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel, 215 Innovation Boulevard, State College. For more information, e-mail

Kids’ Stuff February 11 – Art Classes Penn State’s Art Education program offers Saturday art classes for students ages four to 18. Register for the eight-week session – Saturdays 9 to 11 a.m. from Feb. 11 to April 21 (no classes March 3 and 10). Taught by advanced art education students, in collaboration with art education faculty and graduate teaching assistants, classes are held in Patterson Building and the Arts Cottage. Activities are tailored to age groups. Registration is $65. For info or registration, call (814) 863-5349. March 1 – Nature Program for Small Children Bring your youngster to Bald Eagle State Park for an interactive program designed for children aged three to five. Each month a new topic will be explored via basic crafts, stories, short walks, and nature games – inside or outside. Dress for the weather! The year-long series will be on the first Thursday of each month (except May) through December. Each will start at 10 a.m. and conclude at 11:30 a.m. Pre-registration is required each month by calling the Park Office (814) 625-2775. Meet at the Environmental Learning Center.

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February 12 – Vera Bingo for Vets Memorial Play Vero Bradley Bingo for a good cause Feb. 12, with bingo at 3 p.m.; doors open at 2 p.m. at the Snow Shoe Ambulance Building. Proceeds go to the restoration and repairs of the Snow Shoe Veterans’ Memorial Plaque. Tickets are $20 in advance; $25 at the door. For tickets call or text 571-3754, 571-3446, or 880-1645. Compiled by Sandie Biddle

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Centre County Library/Bellefonte, Centre Hall, East Penns Valley, Holt/Philipsburg & Bookmobile CENTRE COUNTY LIBRARY BOOKMOBILE - Fully accessible library on wheels! Check out our website for locations and winter hours. The Bookmobile travels to many communities reaching thousands of visitors each month. Look for it in your community. Hall’s Market, Snow Shoe – Story time, songs and fun! February 21 from 11 a.m. to noon Storytime programs meet Pa Learning Standards for Early Childhood Education Centre County Library/Bellefonte—call (814) 355-1516 for more information: Facebook: Centre-County-Library-and-Historical Museum Storytime programs meet Pa Learning Standards for Early Childhood Education ADULT BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP—Join others who love to read and discuss what they liked and didn’t like about the particular book. Check out our website for title. Wednesday, February 15 at 6:30 p.m. AFTER SCHOOL ADVENTURES—Educational and fun crafts for kids 5 and over. Thursday afternoons, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. HOLIDAY CRAFT—Victorian Valentine Card Making – Choose from our ample supplies to create a special card for someone you love. Saturday, February 11, 1 to 3 p.m. FAMILY STORYTIME—Share stories, songs and rhymes with Miss Katie! Saturday, February 11 at 10:30 a.m. HOOKS AND NEEDLES—Bring your projects to share ideas and tips with others who love to knit! Every Thursday 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. PRE-SCHOOL STORYTIME—Stories and crafts especially for children under 5 years old with an adult. Monday & Wednesday mornings at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday afternoons at 1:30 p.m. BOOK BABY STORYTIMES—Stories for the “littlest ears” 0 to two years old with an adult. Wednesdays at 9:30 a.m. USED BOOK SALE—Visit during regular operating hours for used books, video and music. Friday, February 24 & Saturday, February 25 LEGO COLLECTING—Donate your gently used Lego blocks and figures, for a new program for K – 5, starting in the spring. ADULT WINTER READING CLUB—Book Your Escape! Now through March, Read books, Get free stuff! HISTORICAL MUSEUM—Discover history, indoors… on a cold winter’s day. Weekdays 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. AND third Saturday of the month 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Holt Memorial Library/Philipsburg—call (814) 342-1987 for more information: Storytime programs meet Pa Learning Standards for Early Childhood Education MOTHER GOOSE ON THE LOOSE—For children aged three and under and a favorite adult. Join us for a musical, rhyming adventure through the world of Mother Goose. This is a form of a baby lap-sit, with the focus being on rhythms, rhymes, music, and interaction between baby and adult. Mother Goose on the Loose aides in the development of both pre-reading and social skills. The program runs about 30 minutes. Stay after for fun with friends and educational playthings. Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. February 14, 21 & 28 ELEMENTARY PROGRAMS—Activities for children in grades Kindergarten through six. There may be small parts or difficult instructions involved. Thursdays at 6 p.m. February 16: Birdfeeder’s Month Craft ADULT PROGRAMS February 13, 6 p.m. Adult Reader’s Circle – Come in and discuss what you are currently reading. A great place to get ideas of what you might enjoy reading next! February 13, 6:30 p.m. Heart Healthy Cooking – Learn how to make simple changes in your kitchen to improve the health of your heart! TABLET TECH—Get a new Kindle or IPad? Tablets are all the rage! Tips on purchasing, hands-on demos, and tips and tricks for getting the most out of your new device! Monday, February 13, noon to 1 p.m. DROP-IN GADGET CRASH COURSE—Have a question? One-onone help with your e-readers, smart phones, tablets, digital cameras and other gadgets!

Monday, February 13, 1 to 2 p.m. LEGO COLLECTING—Donate your gently used Lego blocks and figures, for a new program for K – 5, starting in the Spring. ADULT WINTER READING CLUB—Book Your Escape! Now through March, Read books, Get free stuff! East Penns Valley Branch Library at 225 E. Main Street in Millheim (Millheim Borough Building)—call (814) 349-5328 for more information: Storytime programs meet Pa Learning Standards for Early Childhood Education ADULT BOOK CLUB—Come together with others who have read and want to discuss The Year of Living Biblically by A.J. Jacobs Tuesday, February 14 at 12:30 p.m. NEEDLES NIGHT AT THE LIBRARY – Bring any portable needles project you are working on and share ideas and tips with others. Thursdays at 6 p.m. AFTER SCHOOL DROP IN CRAFT—Meet us for crafts and/or science experiments! Cool fun for everyone. Mondays in February, 3:30 to 5 p.m. PRE-SCHOOL STORYTIME—Stories and crafts especially for children under five years old with an adult. Monday mornings at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday mornings at 1:30 p.m. ADULT WINTER READING CLUB—Book Your Escape! Now through March, Read books, Get free stuff! Centre Hall Area Branch Library—call (814) 364-2580 for more information: Storytime programs meet Pa Learning Standards for Early Childhood Education PENNS VALLEY KNITTERS—Enjoy an evening at the library sharing your ideas and tips with others who love to knit! February 23 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. AFTER SCHOOL DROP-IN CRAFT—Perfect after school educational science experiment and fun activities. Wednesday afternoons at 3 p.m. PRE-SCHOOL STORYTIME—Stories and crafts especially for children under five years old with an adult. Thursday afternoons at 2:30 p.m. LEGO COLLECTING—Donate your gently used Lego blocks and figures, for a new program for K – 5, starting in the Spring. ADULT WINTER READING CLUB– Book Your Escape! Now through March, Read books, Get free stuff!

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THE GAZETTE - SERVING CENTRE COUNTY The Gazette will publish the regular meeting dates & times for all Centre County social & service groups, organizations, clubs, etc. that have membership open to the public. To have yours listed send to or Stott Publications, PO Box 129, Warriors Mark, Pa. 16877

Adult Bible Study & Kids Program is held each Wednesday at 7 p.m., offering practical help from the Bible and a fun and productive time for kids. For more info, visit or call (814) 360-1601. AGLOW Valentine’s Dinner is February 15 at 5:30 p.m. at Sunset West, Pleasant Gap. $9.75 at the door. A family style-dinner will be served. Speaker is Pastor John Essy. His new church, Charis, is scheduled to debut February 5 at Toftrees Resort. Make reservations before February 11. Call Karen (814) 357-5855, Carol (814) 355-5576, or Jean (814) 364-1977. Alzheimer’s Support Group is held the second Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. in the Mount Nittany Dining Room at The Inn, Brookline. For more information, contact Anne Campbell (814) 234-3141 or Janie Provan (814) 235-2000. Ancient Mystic Order of Samaritans meet the fourth Thursday every month at 7:30 p.m. at I.O.O.F. Hall, 756 N. Main St., Pleasant Gap. AWANA Club is every Sunday at 6 p.m. by the First Baptist Church in Bellefonte. Fun activities and Bible lessons for ages three to sixth grade. Materials provided. ALIVE Teens club meets Sunday nights. For info, call (814) 355-5678 or visit Baileyville Grange #1991 will host the first quarter meeting of Centre County Pomona Grange #13 on Saturday February 18 at 9 a.m. at the Baileyville Community Center. All members are encouraged to attend. Bald Eagle Grange #151 meets the first Tuesday of every month at 7 p.m. at the Grange Hall in Runville. Bald Eagle Watershed Association meets on the fourth Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m. at the Milesburg Borough Building. Visit BEA Class of 1962 meets for breakfast monthly on the first Saturday of each month at 9 a.m. at the Mountain Valley Diner at Wingate. Questions, please call Sandy (814) 387-4218. BEA Class of 1964 holds its monthly breakfast on the fourth Saturday of each month at 9 a.m. at the Mt. Valley Diner in Wingate. Call Sue at (814) 625-2132. BEA Class of 1965 holds its monthly dinner on the last Friday of each month at 5:30 p.m. at the Bellefonte Moose. Any questions call Bob at (814) 383-2151. BHS Class of 1956 holds a monthly dinner on the second Friday of each month at the Bellefonte Moose at 6 p.m. Any questions call Kay (814) 359-2738. BHS Class 1967 holds monthly breakfast on first Saturday of each month at Sunset West at 8:30 a.m. Location subject to change. For information call Vic (814) 360-1948. Bellefonte Elks Lodge meetings are held on the second and fourth Mondays of each month at 7 p.m. at the Bellefonte Elks. Bellefonte Encampment #72 and Ridgeley Canton #8 meet the second Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m. at Windmere Hall, 454 Rolling Ridge Drive, State College. Bellefonte Historical Railroad Society meets the first Monday of each month at 7 p.m. at the Train Station in Talleyrand Park, Bellefonte. All are open to the public. Check out or leave a message (814) 355-1053. Bellefonte Intervalley Area Chamber of Commerce is holding Business After Hours on February 15, from 6 to 7:30 p.m., at Wireless Made Simple. The event is hosted by Wireless Made Simple and the Bellefonte Wok. Food, chair massages, door prizes and special promotions, and discounts. RSVP by COB Monday, February 13. Bellefonte Kiwanis Club meets every Tuesday at the Moose Club on Spring Street at noon. For information on Kiwanis, contact Richard King, (814) 355-9606. Bellefonte Sunrise Rotary Club meets every Friday at 7:30 a.m. at Diamond Deli on North Allegheny Street. Guests and visitors welcome. For information, contact Debbie Rowley (814) 880-9453. Bellefonte VFW Post 1600 will hold their monthly post meeting the second Thursday of every month at 8 p.m. at the Post Home on Spring Street, Bellefonte. Bellefonte VFW Post 1600 Ladies Auxiliary will hold their monthly meeting the second Wednesday of every month at 7 p.m. the Post Home on Spring Street, Bellefonte. Better Breathers Support Group does not have a meeting in January or February, but normally meets the third Thursday of every month from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at HealthSouth Nittany Valley Rehabilitation Hospital, Pleasant Gap. Call (814) 359-3421. BNI (Business Networking International) meets weekly on Thursdays from 7 to 8:30 a.m. at Celebration Hall. $10 fee for room and breakfast. Members share ideas, contacts, and business referrals. Contact Kelly Swisher (814) 280-1656. Brain Injury Support Group meets the second Tuesday of every month at 7 p.m. – No meetings Jan. or Feb. – at HealthSouth Nittany Valley Rehabilitation Hospital, Pleasant Gap. Call (814) 359-3421. The Business of Art workshops will be held on the second Monday of each month at 7 p.m. at Sozo Institute of the Arts, in the KeyCentre building, 1224 N. Atherton Street, State College. Free workshops for writers, artists, and other creative people. For info, contact Will Snyder at (814) 880-9933 or The Cancer Survivors' Association Support Group meeting is Monday, Feb. 20 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the United Way Office in State College. This meeting will be an open session to discuss whatever is on your mind. For more information call (814) 237-2120 visit Centre County Real Estate Investment Club meets the third Thursday of every month from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at 1609 N Atherton St. State College. For info, call (814) 280-5839. Centre County Y P of H will have a planned work session on Sunday February 12 at 2 p.m. This session will be held at the home of Ruth and Dale Vonada in Farmers Mills. For more information contact Ruth (814) 422-8365 Centre Hall Lions Club meets the second Tuesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. and the fourth Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m. at the Centre Hall Lions Club Building, 153 E. Church St., Centre Hall. Centre Region Model Investment Club meets monthly in the Mazza Room at South Hills Business School, State College from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on the second Monday. This interactive educational stock model investment club is open to the public. Call (814) 234-8775 or e-mail The Compassionate Friends Group meets the second Monday of each month at Bellefonte Middle School from 7 to 9 p.m. TCF is a support organization for families following the death of a child of any age, any cause. Bereaved parents and adult family members welcome, no charge.

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For info, call Amanda (814) 321-4258 or Peg (814) 355-9829. Circle of Hope, a support group for special-needs children and families, meets the second Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. at the Tyrone Public Library. For info, contact Angie (814) 386-1826 or Diabetes Support Group meets for diabetes self-management classes, “Life with Diabetes,” on Wednesdays, February 15 and 22 from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at Mount Nittany Medical Center. For more info, contact Amy Leffard or (814) 231-7095. Grief Support Group at Centre Crest meets at 6 p.m. on the first Wednesday of the month. For info, contact Anne Boal, Centre Crest, 502 East Howard Street, Bellefonte, (814) 548-1140 H.L.A.A (Hearing Lost Association of America) meets the second Monday of each month at Foxdale at 7 p.m. Learn the latest technology available for hearing loss. Halfmoon Garden Club meets the first Thursday of the month. Membership is open to Halfmoon Township residents. Contact Alice McGregor (814) 692-7396 / or Susan Kennedy (814) 692-5556 / I.O.O.F. Centre Lodge #153 meets the first and third Thursday of each month at 7:30 p.m. at I.O.O.F. Lodge Hall 756 North Main Street, Pleasant Gap. Keystone Guild of the Watchmakers Association of Pa. meets the second Tuesday of each month 1 p.m. at the Bull Pen Restaurant, Tyrone. Call George at (814) 238-1668. The Milesburg Lions Club invites the public to their meetings at the Milesburg center across from Uni-mart on the first Tuesday and the third Wednesday every month at 7 p.m. Multiple Sclerosis Support Group meets the third Tuesday of every month at 6 p.m. at HealthSouth Nittany Valley Rehabilitation Hospital, Outpatient Entrance, Pleasant Gap. Affiliated with the National MS Society. Call (814) 359-3421. Nittany Knights Barbershop Chorus meets every Monday evening at 7:15 p.m. at South Hills School, State College. Men who like to sing are welcome. For info, visit, or call Bill (814) 355-3557. Nittany Mineral Society meets the third Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. Room 114 Auditorium of the Earth & Engineering Sciences (EES) Bldg on the Penn State campus. Junior Rockhounds also meet third Wednesdays, 6:45 to 7:30 p.m. in Room 116 Earth & Engineering Sciences Building. Call (814) 867-6263 or visit Nittany Valley Woodturners meet on the first Thursday of every month in the woodworking shop at State College High School, South Building. For info, contact or visit The Nittany Valley Writers Network holds an Early-Risers Breakfast every third Wednesday from 7 to 8 a.m. at The Waffle Shop, 1610 W College Ave, State College. The Writers Social is the fourth Tuesday of the month from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at The Autoport. PA Association of Retired State Employees (PARSE), Mt. Nittany Chapter, will meet Feb. 16 at 11:45 a.m. at Hoss's Restaurant, State College. Parent Support Group for Children with Eating Disorders meets the second Tuesday of each month from 7 to 8 p.m., at Mount Nittany Medical Center. For info, contact Kristie Kaufman (814) 466-7921. Penns Valley Class of 1962 committee is planning their 50th class reunion from Penns Valley High School. The date is Sept. 29, 2012. They would like interested class members to contact Ruth Ann Williams, Carol Colestock, Jean Brown, Tom and Lois Runkle, Susan Foster, or Carol Billett. Penns Valley Grange #158 meets the second Thursday of every month at 7:30 p.m. at the Grange Hall on Railroad Street in Spring Mills. Pleasant Gap Rotary Club meets every Thursday at 6 p.m. at the Oaks. The Ruffed Grouse Society, Red Brush Chapter, will hold their 25th Anniversary banquet Saturday, March 24 at the Penn Stater Conference Center. They will also honor the legacy of Jim and Sylvia Bashline. Cocktails begin at 5:30 p.m. with dinner to follow at 7:15 p.m. Join them for a great night of celebration with good friends, food, drinks, raffles and auctions! Sacred Harp Singing meets the second and fourth Mondays from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the University Mennonite Church, State College. Visit Spring Creek Watershed Association meets the third Tuesday of each month from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. at the Patton Township Building. Most host a guest speaker with expertise in watershed, water resource, or other conservation issues. Visit State College Downtown Rotary Club meets Thursdays at noon at Damon’s, East College Avenue, State College. State College Elks Lodge holds its meetings on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month at 7:30 p.m. at the State College Elks Country Club. State College Lions Club meets the first and third Thursday of the month at Damon’s of State College at 6 p.m. State College Rotary Club meets weekly on Tuesday evenings at the Nittany Lion Inn, Faculty Staff Lounge, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. State College Sunrise Rotary Club meets weekly on Wednesdays at Hotel State College (above The Corner Room, behind The Allen Street Grill) from 7:15 to 8 a.m. State College Toastmasters Club meeting is Feb.16 from 6 to 8 p.m. at South Hills School of Business and Technology, 480 Waupelani Dr., State College. The meeting is open to the public and guests are always welcome. For more info, (814) 753-2001, or Stroke Support Group meets the last Tuesday of every month at 1 p.m. No meetings Aug. or Dec. Location is HealthSouth Nittany Valley Rehab Hospital, Pleasant Gap. Call (814) 3593421. TRIAD, a public safety group for senior citizens, meets the second Thursday of each month at 10 a.m. in various locations Call Helen Evans, chair, (814) 237-8932. The February 9 meeting, from 10 to 11 a.m. at the Patton Twp Municipal Building, is titled “Things You Want to Know About Alzheimer’s,” presented by Cindy Keith, RN. Trout Unlimited, a non-profit conservation organization, meets the first Thursday of every month at 7:30 p.m. at the Comfort Suites Hotel just off North Atherton. All meetings are open to the public. Women's Mid Day Connection luncheon is Tuesday, Feb. 14 at 11:45 a.m. at the Elk's Country Club, Boalsburg. For reservations and cancellations, call Margo (814) 355-7615. Feature: "Dancing with OUR Stars" The Women’s Welcome Club of State College offers women of all ages – newcomers or long-time residents – the opportunity to meet new people. General meetings; social events; special interest groups. Meetings second Wednesdays at 7 p.m. at Oakwood Presbyterian Church, State College. Call Kathi (814) 466-6641. Zion MOPS & Beyond meets the first Thursday of each month from 9:30 to 11 a.m. and the third Thursday of each month from 7 to 8 p.m. 3261 Zion Road Bellefonte. This group is for moms with children of all ages! Childcare is provided. Call (814) 383-4161. Compiled by Sandie Biddle

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Young grey and black tabby female seeks not roses nor candy this Valentine’s Day, but a new forever family. Carolina Cherry, who sports a white vest and shoes, is like a pretty flower waiting to bloom. Initially shy, she will quickly warm up to anyone she feels comfortable with. Very sweet and affectionate, this gal has a playful side, but is not a fan of being held. You can visit Carolina Cherry at PAWS (1401 Trout Rd., State College) or read more about her by visiting

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going LOCAL! an Adventure Eaters Guide By Ken Hull

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Since February is the month that embraces love, and love embraces chocolate, I thought it would be sweet (pun intended) to turn you on to a sweet (again, intended) little chocolate shop here in my wonderful village of Boalsburg. The following is a slightly tweaked excerpt from my latest book going LOCAL! An Adventurer’s Guide to Unique Eats, Cool Pubs & Cozy Cafés of Central Pennsylvania. This isn’t just a candy store, it’s a chocolate and fudge shop that offers the most delicious and decadent cocoabased morsels of goodness, AND a wine shop too! Mmm, chocolate, fudge and wine? Are we in heaven? No, but close - we’re at the Boalsburg Chocolate Company. It all started when Bill and Cheryl Speakman decided

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to “retire” and open a bed & breakfast here in Boalsburg. Actually, it started when Bill dipped his toes in the chocolate biz as his very first job out of college, back home in Pittsburgh. Back then he was hired at The Joseph Horne Company, which was the first department store in downtown Pittsburgh back in 1879. He was originally hired in the cosmetics department (of all places) as an assistant buyer. The office next to him was the department of Candy and Gourmet Foods (much better). The buyer of that department had a heart attack, so the vice president came over to cosmetics looking for a replacement. Bill took the position, not realizing that Horne’s actually owned a chocolate company. He was then taken over to the factory where he met Betsey, the previous owner who taught him the ropes and set his love of chocolate making in motion. After six years there, he had a bunch of other jobs but ended up in the State College area working for Penn State Public Broadcasting. It was after retiring from there that he became an innkeeper. I guess that wasn’t enough for Bill, so he took his experience in chocolate making to open a little shop in a first floor annex of the B&B. It’s a quaint and well-appointed shop with wonderful ambiance and a variety of chocolates and fudge that will convince you to dump any diet you’re on. The offerings at BCC are sooo good! You can buy one piece or stock up by the pound if you want. Here are just some of the amazing morsels you can choose from: handmade truffles, locally crafted creams, nuts, chews, fruits, and seasonal specialties, all using 100% chocolate. The fudge is good too! You’re probably thinking, “Fudge is fudge.” Wrong! This is hand-mixed and deelicious (even better than my mom’s, but please don’t tell her). If Boalsburg weren’t sweet enough, this addition puts it over the top! Imagine walking the 200-year-old treelined streets and then seeing a beautifully restored, gingerbread-trimmed, wrap-around porch house. As you walk up a wide path next to it, you’re greeted by a fountain with cast-iron tables and chairs set out beneath the canopy of maples and oaks. In front of you is a quaint little building with a large glass window, and the words Boalsburg Chocolate Company written on it. Through the window you see glass cases displaying everything chocolate from white to dark, filled to plain, covered to dipped (and you wonder why I love where I live). When you walk inside, you are greeted by beautiful chocolates, bottles of wine, and the smell of sweetness. Sometimes I just like to look at the chocolates – some are like mini art pieces – colorful and decorated. For me, it’s hard to choose a favorite. I love the Chocolate Covered Pretzels, the Peanut Butter Melts and the Clusters (dark chocolate poured over coconut or raisins or blueberries), but the Snowballs are really, really good too! Those are

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caramel and coconut cream surrounded by milk chocolate and then rolled in coconut. Yum! And it’s not just me, my friends love the place too. All the chocolates at BCC are locally made and some are made by Bill, in-house. He uses the kitchen of the B&B to make goodies that find their way to the pillows of the guests. He and Cheryl even offer free wine and chocolate tastings for guests on the weekends. The wine they sell comes from Mount Nittany Winery! He’s a smart guy, and almost like a drug dealer – he gives you your first sample for free then you’re hooked! He said that guests rarely leave the B&B without buying a “stash” of chocolates, fudge, and wine. So for a great Valentine’s Day gift, or a gift anytime for your sweetie or yourself, head to beautiful Boalsburg Village and the Boalsburg Chocolate Shop. Pick out a bunch of chocolates, fudges, a bottle of wine or two, and head home for the evening. Put on some music, uncork the wine, unwrap the goodies, take a bite, rinse it down, then cozy-up to your valentine and… Enjoy! Boalsburg Chocolate Company Locally Owned By: Bill & Cheryl Speakman Cuisine: Chocolates, Fudge & Wine Price Range: Free samples to $12-$20 per pound Hours: Tue.-Sat. 11am to 5pm (Extended holiday hours) Wi-Fi: No Location: 126 E. Main St. Contact Info: (814) 466-6290, Vegetarian Offerings: Yes Supports Local Farmers: Yes Ken Hull is a local artist, author, biker, and "adventure eater"living the life in historic Boalsburg Villag. His books are available locally and at Email him at “Leaving you br breathless” eathless” isn’t always a good thing In reality, shortness of breath is frightening and frustrating. HealthSouth’s Outpatient Pulmonary Rehab Program is designed for persons with all forms of breathing problems to promote romote a an optimal level of wellness.

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Nittany Shop With Heart's 4th Annual Valentine Craft Fair for The HOPE Fund Saturday, February 11 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Old Gregg School Community and Recreation Center , 106 School Street, Spring Mills Enjoy mid-winter merriment at Nittany Shop With Heart 's Fourth Annual Valentine Country Craft Fair To Benefit The Penns Valley HOPE Fund - sponsored once again by Central PA's grassroots small business and vendor collective, Nittany Shop With Heart. It’s Saturday, Feb. 11 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at The Old Gregg School Community and Recreation Center, 106 School Street, Spring Mills – in the heart of Penns Valley, just off scenic PA Rt. 45, at the Spring Mills exit. Admission is $1/person donation to HOPE Fund. Your $1 admission ticket then qualifies you for chance to win DOOR Prizes! Plenty of free parking. The Annual Valentine HOPE Fund Benefit will again be emceed by local Theater Director & New Day Fitness Trainer & Owner, Victoria Brennan! Nittany Shop With Heart member (popular, local Mary Kay Consultant and small business owner) Deb O'Connor will perform with Dave Walton at various times throughout the benefit. Dave Walton, formerly with The SilverHawks of Lancaster and husband of Shop With Heart's founder Cathy Walton, along with current SilverHawks mu-

sicians, Mike Book and Bob Miller, will perform several original songs from their NEW debut CD Oblivious Bob. Twenty-five Shopper "Surprise Bags" will be awarded to the first 25 shoppers with purchase receipts that total $50 or more – goodies donated by Nittany Shop With Heart vendors and local small businesses! The Sustainable Kitchen will offer a variety of delicious food choices! There will also be food, Valentine chocolates, and baked good made by other vendors for eat-in or take-out. The local Ladies Of Grace non-profit group will be back with their famously delicious peanut butter eggs! There will be visiting authors including Nancy Shoap, His Everyday Promises, and Hannah Grace, author of childrens’ books, Heavenly Hugs and Held in Heaven's Hands. Meet and greet the authors and get personalized, autographed copies of their books! The non-profit animal support group, Golden Retriever Rescue Of Central PA, Inc. and Thrifty Tailz N Pawz Thrift Shop will be there. Most importantly there will be more than 35 unique & dedicated Vendors With Heart. Nittany Shop With Heart business owners, including handcrafted artisans, homemade crafters, and local small business and home business vendors from Central PA and beyond – offering unique Valentine Gifts.


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CHEF-PREPARED VALENTINE DINNER The Mt. Nittany United Methodist Church will serve a four-course, chefprepared Valentine Dinner Feb. 11 with seatings at 5 p.m., 6 p.m., and 7:30 p.m. Meals are $30 per person and proceeds benefit the church mission team. The menu includes marinated pork loin, filet mignon, roast salmon, sides, desserts and more. Reservation forms are available at the church. For info, call Jerry or Susan Park at (814) 404-2554.

Calendar February 10 INAGURAL SINGLES SWEETHEART DANCE Singles Making Connections is a newly formed group for singles in central PA. Their first event, a Singles Sweetheart's Dance, Friday, Feb. 10 from 8 to 11 p.m. at the State College Legion Post 245. This is the first of many social events planned by the new group, Make friends; have fun; connect with people in the area. Open to singles 21 years of age and older. Casual dress. Admission is $8 per person. Contact mailto: or (814) 867-7771.

February 11 VALENTINE CRAFT FAIR Nittany Shop With Heart’s fourth annual Valentine Craft Fair For The HOPE Fund Saturday, Feb. 11 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the The Old Gregg School Community and Recreation Center, 106 School Street, Spring Mills. There will be more than 30 vendors, live entertainment, goody bags, door prizes, animal rescue groups, food, and more. DADDY & DAUGHTER DANCE Bring your daughter to the Bellefonte Family YMCA for a Daddy Daughter Dance! Grandfather, uncle, or another special person in your daughter’s life is welcome to bring her as well. It’s Saturday, Feb. 11 from 3 to 5 p.m. with snacks, games, and DJ. Cost: members $6 for dad and daughter; non-member $10 for dad and daughter; add $1 for each additional daughter.

The members of Fellowship Bible Church, 642 Lower Georges Valley Road, Spring Mills, invite you to a dinner and concert Saturday, Feb. 11 at 5 p.m. A concert featuring Victory Express of Mt. Joy will follow the fellowship meal. All are invited. For more info, call (814) 422-8640. On Sunday, Ron Cornell of Victory Express will speak at the 9:30 a.m. service.

VALENTINE’S SPAGHETTI SUPPER There is a Valentine’s spaghetti supper from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. February 11 at the Aaronsburg Civic Club. It’s an annual fundraiser for the East Penns Valley Library with lots of tasty food (for vegetarians and meat-eaters!). The dinner is volunteer-run with donated goods from local individuals and businesses. Dinner for adults is $10; children five to 12 $5; children under five free.

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CHARITY BALL The 64th Annual Charity Ball benefiting Mount Nittany Medical Center’s Emergency Department is Saturday, February 11, from 6:30 p.m. to midnight at The Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel, 215 Innovation Boulevard, State College. For more information, e-mail

February 12 SHOW YOUR LOVE – ADOPT A PET Stop by and visit the adoption center Sunday, Feb. 12 from 1 to 3 p.m. at Pets Come First – and look for your new furry friend. There will be a ribbon cutting to celebrate Pets Come First taking over the SPCA shelter in Centre Hall. Be sure to grab some tasty morsels for your pets. The shelter is at 2451 General Potter Highway, Centre Hall. DADDY DAUGHTER DANCE You are invited to attend the State College YMCA Daddy/Daughter Valentine’s Dance Sunday, Feb. 12 from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. at the State College Ramada Inn. Enjoy a special afternoon of dancing, crafts and sweet treats! Please pre-register online or stop by the front desk. The cost is $3 per person for members and $4 per person for nonmembers. MUNICIPAL BAND VALENTINE’S CONCERT The State College Municipal Band presents a free Valentines concert Sunday, Feb. 12 at 3 p.m. at the State College High, South Building. Principal Conductor Dr. Ned Deihl and 70 volunteer band members perform a variety of concerts for the community throughout the year. Admission is FREE, but donations for the band are gratefully accepted at the door.



ROAST TURKEY SUPPER New Hope Lutheran Church of Spring Mills will serve a Roast Turkey Supper on Saturday February 11 from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Cost for children is $4.75; adults $9.50. Eat in or take-out. Everyone is welcome.

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VALENTINE SPAGHETTI DINNER The St. Luke’s Evangelical Lutheran Church Youth Group of Centre Hall (301 N. Pennsylvania Ave.) will host a Valentine Spaghetti Dinner Feb. 12. The first seating is from 5 to 6 p.m. and the second seating from 6 to 7 p.m. Cost is $8 for eat-in or take-out meals. Call Kim Johnson (814) 364-2828 for reservations. Proceeds support the Youth Group Gathering and mission trip to New Orleans, in July.

February 12 – 14 SINGING VALENTINES Local barbershop quartets can help you celebrate Valentine's Day by delivering love songs Feb. 12 to 14. Quartets with the Nittany Knights Barbershop Chorus are available to deliver singing valentines in the Centre region. The quartets will go to homes or workplaces and sing three love songs for $30. A deluxe package with chocolates and a commemorative photo is $45. For more information, visit, e-mail, or call (814) 355-3559. Singing valentines can also be sent nationwide at

February 14 ROMANTIC MOVIE: CASABLANCA Take your sweetie to see Casablanca on Tuesday, Feb. 14 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on the big screen at The State Theatre. The classic, much-loved romantic melodrama and winner of the 1943 Academy Award for best picture, Casablanca (1942), is always found on top-ten lists of films for its masterful tale of two men vying for the same woman's love in a love triangle.

February 15 AGLOW VALENTINE’S DINNER The AGLOW Valentine’s Dinner is Feb. 15 at 5:30 p.m. at Sunset West, Pleasant Gap. Cost is $9.75 at the door. A family style-dinner will be served. Speaker is Pastor John Essy. Make reservations by February 11. Call Karen (814) 357-5855, Carol (814) 355-5576, or Jean (814) 364-1977.

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Bellefonte Boys Basketball Trio of Little Lions sign Scores BIG in Charity letters of intent to play By Tim Weight college football The Bellefonte Boys Basketball Team presented a check to the American Cancer Society in the amount of $4,800.00 on Saturday, February 4, 2012 at the Bellefonte Area High School Gymnasium. The contribution comes from their eorts during the recent Coaches -vs.- Cancer drive. The team is number one out of a twenty-three county area at the high school level in raising this support to research and treat cancer. Their closest competitor is Williamsport. This year’s donation exceeds last year’s drive by over $1,000.00. Bellefonte is also noted to carry out the most activities of all the participants to raise donations for the cause. Anyone visiting the Bellefonte Area High School can view the teams trophy that they hold from notable past eorts. Their seless dedication to the community is greatly appreciated by all!

Courtesy of Rob Schmidt Three State High Football Players announced their college intentions on National Letter of Intent Day Wednesday. All-State running back Jack Haner will enroll at Penn State as a preferred walk-on. Haner, who rushed for 2,143 yards in 2011, the second highest single-season total in Centre County history, chose the Nittany Lions over scholarship opportunities at the Division 1-AA level. Jon Cox, who started on both the oensive and defensive lines, will attend Franklin & Marshall. Cox plans to play defensive line for the Diplomats, who play in the Division III Centennial Conference. Cox was a two-year starter for the Little Lions and an all Mid-Penn selection in 2011. David Gordeuk, who started at defensive line for State High, announced he has been accepted to the United States Naval Academy. Gordeuk, who also participates in Track and Field, was an all Mid-Penn selection even though he has only played football for two years. Coach Al Wolski said that several more players will announce their college intentions in the next week. He expects more than 30 former State High athletes will be playing college football next fall.


Local Sports Fans, Parents and Athletes!! Just a reminder that with the all the sports going on in the county, its especially important that I get the input of all of you as I am bound to miss many of those who are deserving of recognition in their respective sports. No sport should go unnoticed or worse yet, unplayed. You can even submit your own name and deny it to your friends and teammates. Please feel free to contact me at my email address: regarding your sports story as well as a phone number where you can be reached if needed. You can also post your ideas for a story or a recap of your game on the Centre County Sports page on Facebook. In order to make the Centre County Gazette the paper of the people, I need you, the people to provide the best sports coverage around. Good luck to all you in your respective sports. Hopefully I will run into you at a sporting event sometime and it will be you I will be covering. Les Barnhart Sports Editor

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Weaver leads Rams to victory over Clearfield By Les Barnhart Penns Valley got a big game from Luke Weaver in their 47-34 win over the visiting ClearďŹ eld Bison last Saturday. Weaver, the hot shooting sophomore for the Rams, scored a game-high 17 points. Derek Dashem added eight points for the Rams as they evened their record at 8-8 with the win.

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Lady Eagles fall to visiting Bishop McCort By Les Barnhart Two teams played a basketball game on Saturday afternoon and while one of them had a lengthy ride, as evidenced by the charter bus outside the gym, it was the home team that played flat like they had made a long bus ride. The Bishop McCort Lady Crushers came into Wingate and proceeded to shoot the lights out en route to defeating the host Lady Eagles, 60-45. The Lady Crushers (11-6) scored the first basket off the tip-off and after the Lady Eagles tied the game with their own basket, Bishop McCort went on an 11-0 run with a combination of outside shooting as well as a strong inside game. Bald Eagle Area would also find the defense to be solid as well. The

Lady Eagles could not match the fast pace set by their opponents and found themselves down 20-7 at the end of the first quarter. Bald Eagle Area gained some ground in the second quarter but struggled to find an answer to the Lady Crushers’ inside and outside game. They opened the quarter with a 10-0 run of their own and cut the score to 22-17 with 5:23 left before halftime. Bishop McCort regained control of the game and surged ahead before a three-pointer by Mary Pillot cut the deficit to nine at halftime. Bishop McCort would open the second half with more outside shooting. Their 9-0 run to open the third quarter put the game away for the Lady Crush-

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Mt. Top Area Little League Red Raiders hold off Registration Indians for the win Friday, February 10, 2012 from 6:00-8:00pm Saturday, February 11, 2012 from 10:00am-noon Snow Shoe Township Building, Clarence (Kids ages 4 – 12) T-Ball – 4, 5, 6 & 7 year olds Minor League - 7 & 8 year olds A-Ball - 9, 10, 11 & 12 year olds Cost is $30 per child and $15 for each additional child from the same household. This fee will purchase a shirt and hat for your child. If you have any questions, please contact Jim Brooks at 387-4552.

A SMOOTHIE RESEARCH STUDY Penn State’s Nutrition department is seeking participants! Women ages 18-45 and men ages 18-55, with a body mass index between 27-33 ( Smoothies and Compensation will be provided. Please call 814-863-7269 for more information. Penn State IRB#35068.

By Les Barnhart The Red Raiders built an early lead on the visiting Juniata Indians and then held on for the win after the Indians mounted a comeback in the second half. Bellefonte would ultimately post a 64-58 victory in front of their home crowd. After taking a 30-14 lead into halftime, the Indians charged back with a 25-point third quarter, outscoring the Red Raiders by 11 in the quarter. Bellefonte responded with a 20-point fourth quarter to close out the win. A trio of Red Raiders scored in double-digits with John Kowalchuk’s 23 points leading the pack. Skylor Wian and Andy Stover had 10 points each for Bellefonte.

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ers as Bald Eagle Area labored through a poor shooting performance and again found themselves down by double digits, 45-34, heading to the fourth quarter. The Lady Eagles (12-4) tried to attack the Lady Crushers but much like the first quarters, they were unable to get their shots to fall while their opponents seemed to hit every shot they threw toward the basket. Abby Gettig led the Lady Eagles in scoring with 15 points including hitting on seven of nine free throws while Lexi Josefik added 12 points in the loss.

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Abby Gettig (35) led the Lady Eagles with 15 points in loss to Bishop McCort.

Strong second half delivers home win to Little Lions By Les Barnhart The Little Lions used a strong second half to pick up a 72-59 win over the visiting Harrisburg Cougars on Saturday afternoon. After falling behind 30-24 at halftime, State College opened the second half by outscoring the Cougars, 24-9 in the third quarter. The Little Lions backed that up with another 24 point outburst in the fourth quarter. Bryan Sekunda led the Little Lions with 23 points and 19 of those came in the final two quarters. Three additional Little Lions scored double digits including 12 from Matt Beattie, 11 from Tim Scholly and 10 from Kyle Kanaskie as they improved to 13-3 with the win.

ATTENTION: Wingate Softball Parents and players The Wingate Association of Bald Eagle Area Little League Softball will be holding their regular monthly meeting at 5pm on FEBRUARY 12TH at the Bald Eagle Area High School. It is held prior to the league meeting. They are looking for coaching candidates for the 2012 season. All interested parties should plan to attend this meeting.

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Bellefonte gymnastics pick up win in meet with DuBois Bald Eagle Area Little By Tim Weight Around (32.45) just .4 behind teammate Fredericks. League Softball Meeting The Bellefonte gymnastics team felt confident Freshman Corryn Deibler also had personal bests on heading into last Thursday’s meet after our first win over Dubois on January, 11, 2012. However, Dubois has made a large gain in the weeks since then, improving from a 97.025 on the 11th to a score of 121.25 in their rematch. Bellefonte held strong and depended on consistency from our leading Sophomore Cortney Fredericks and some season high scores from Freshmen Olivia Williams and Corryn Deibler allowing the Lady Raiders to post a 127.7 to 121.25. Dubois took the lead after the first event by just one tenth of a point. But Bellefonte, always powerful on the uneven parallel bars, made up the difference and then some as they pulled ahead by 3.65 points. From there on, Bellefonte continued to increase their lead on both beam and floor. Fredericks placed first on the floor exercise, one of her two strengths along with the balance beam where she finished third in the meet. She outplaced her freshman teammate, Olivia Williams, in the AllAround with a score of 32.85. Williams had her own strong performance as she recorded her season high score on the bars with an 8.1. She took first place on the floor with an 8.6 while notching a second place finish in the All-

bars with a 7.6 finishing third and 30.4 in the AllAround placing fifth against Dubois powerhouses Kayla Stockdale and Amy Sinclair. The team is now 4-2 and is looking forward to finishing the dual meet season with strong performances next week against Ridgway. The Central Pennsylvania Gymnastics League Championships will be held on Saturday, February 11th at Dubois Area High School beginning at 10:30 am. Bellefonte is expecting to send six gymnasts onto the PA Classic State Championships to be held at Moon Township Middle School on Friday and Saturday, February 17th and 18th. Bald Eagle Area High School will also be represented at the PA Classic by Michelle Kachik, last year’s Bronze Division AA Champion.

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Bellefonte's Cortney Fredericks placed 1st in All-Around.

Little Lions post comeback win over Trojans (photo by Tim Weight)

Michelle Kachik of Bald Eagle Area competing in floor exercise.

Lady Little Lions snap streak with win at Williamsport By Les Barnhart The Lady Little Lions’ basketball team brought an end to their losing streak with a 63-53 win on the road at Williamsport last Wednesday night. Jenna Altomare scored a game-high 18 points while Bridget King had 17 in the win as State College improved to 9-8. They had dropped their last five before picking up the road win.

By Les Barnhart The State College boys’ basketball team completed a 60-50 comeback win after trailing by nine at halftime by doubling up the Trojans (16-2) in final two quarters. He attack was led by Bryan Sekunda and Kyle Kanaskie who each finished with game highs of 16 and 15 points respectively. The Little Lions also got nine points from Connor Nodell and eight from Tim Scholly as they improved to 12-3.

The Bald Eagle Area Little League Softball will be holding their regular monthly meeting on SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 12TH starting at 6pm at the BALD EAGLE AREA HIGH SCHOOL. Regular monthly meetings are held the second Sunday of each month at the Bald Eagle Area High School. “This will never be our league unless you are a part of it”

Bellefonte swim teams end impressive regular seasons By Les Barnhart The Red Raiders’ swimming team capped off their perfect regular season at 12-0 with their 102-39 defeat of Northern Cambria last Thursday at the Natatorium at Penn State. In addition to winning all three relays, the Red Raiders got wins from Jordan Newman (100 backstroke), Frank Haesler (50 freestyle), Tom Forstmeier (100 freestyle) and Isaac Thomas (500 freestyle). Andrew Rosenberger picked up wins in the 200 individual medley and 100 breaststroke while Scott Winger won both the 100 butterfly and 200 freestyle. The Lady Raiders’ swimming team closed out their regular season with a 110-57 win over Northern Cambria to improve to 11-1. They also won all three relays and got wins from Alexandra Schenck in the 100 backstroke. Picking up multiple wins for Bellefonte were Kate Scordato (50 freestyle and 100 breaststroke), Gwen Lowery (500 freestyle and 200 medley) and Cydnei Crust, who won both the 10 butterfly and 200 freestyle.


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Mach One Team at Junior Olympics-II By David Kurtz The Mach One Team of Centre County sent four athletes to the 2011 North American Junior Olympics Festival in Tariffville, CT. This was the second Junior Olympics in 2011 and it followed the first at Lyons, CO. Training and competing at the festival from State College was cadet Sarah Mosier and from Bellefonte was cadet Chance Blakeslee. Also competing were cadet paddler Keegan McChesney from Lewistown and cub cadet paddler Alden Henrie from Snowshoe. The Mach One coach Dave Kurtz was assisted by Michele Barbin of Snow Shoe. Overall 20 youth took part in the festival. The activities were held on the Farmington River just northwest of Hartford. The area is the site of top slalom races each year including the Tariffville Triple Header. The Class III site in the Spring mellows down to a Class II in August making it more suitable for cadet paddlers and promising juniors. The Zip Slalom opened the activities, an activity where more than the usual two runs per entry counted in the results. Later after several days of training and paddling fun, the competition continued with the holding of the downriver race, a course of about a mile in length. Finally on the final day both the FreeStyle finals and the Championship Slalom were held. The FreeStyle event had a new twist. Instead of the usual scoring of the competitor as the boat plays in a single hole, the scores here were the sum of moves in mul-

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(L to R) David Kurtz, Chauncey Blakeslee, Evan Uthus, Sarah Mosier, Kaja Boettjer, Sarah Douglas, Jacob Mermelstein, Keegan McChesney, Moriah Heaney, Alden Henrie, Eric M-Space, Dave Silk, Andrew Grogan, Tyler Uthus, Kuehnert, Aaron Mermelstein, and Maddie Kaplan.

tiple holes. The competitor was allowed the same one minute to do his stuff in a total of five holes. They added the scores in each hole to produce the result. Sarah Mosier took first in the Zip Slalom in the women’s cadet kayak class with a score of 87 seconds. This would have been good enough for second amongst the junior-16 girls, for in that race friend Sarah Douglas of Riegelsville with a score of 88 was second and Kaja Coraor of Huntington, NY was third in 89. Mosier took first again in the downriver race with a time of 9 minutes and 13 seconds, but in this event her friends were faster with respective scores of 9:07 and 9:06, respectively. Mosier skipped the freestyle in order to save energy for the Championship Slalom. Her score of 130 seconds in the cadet women’s kayak was better than all scores in the women’s junior-16 class. In this latter event Douglas was first in 136.0 seconds and Coraor was second in 136.2 seconds. Chance Blakeslee took second in the men’s kayak cadet class with a score of 85 seconds. His constant competitor, Aaron Mermelstein of Washington, DC won in 82 seconds. In the downriver event, Blakeslee won the kayak cadet class competing in a slalom boat with a time of 8:53 minutes. Mermelstein , instead competed in the wildwater boat class, winning that in 7:55 minutes. Wildwater kayaks are clearly faster than slalom kayaks. Mermelstein again narrowly bested Blakeslee in the FreeStyle competition with scores of 46 and 43 points, respectively. Blakeslee roared back in the Championship Slalom when he bested Mermelstein in the cadet kayak class 121 seconds to 131 seconds. Blakeslee also competed in the Championship Slalom in singles canoe, winning the gold in 164 seconds. Keegan McChesney took third in the cadet kayak class at the Zip Slalom with a score of 105 seconds. He then teamed with David Silk of Farmington, CT to win the cadet doubles canoe class in the Downriver event with a score of 11:36 minutes. The McChesney-Silk doubles team won that class in the FreeStyle event in an unusual way. It was actually in the downriver event where the duo got sucked backwards into the last hole of the course, did a flat spin 180 degrees, and then backed out all without upsetting. The chief officials noted the accomplishment and awarded the first place in the doubles canoe event in FreeStyle! In the final Championship Slalom McChesney was third in the cadet kayak class in 159 seconds and again

with Dave Silk won the doubles canoe cadet class in 394 seconds. Cub Cadet Alden Henrie was active in all the events. In the Zip slalom he took third in the kayak cub cadet class with a score of 158 seconds. In the Downriver Race, he was third in the cub cadet slalom kayak class with a time of 10:52 minutes. Henrie took second place in the freestyle kayak event. For the Championship Slalom event he moved up to second place with a 278.2 seconds just besting Vincent Packer of Watertown, CT who scored 279.1 seconds. Henri then teamed with Packer to win the cub cadet doubles canoe class in 564 seconds. Individual and team awards were again awarded in these Junior Olympic events similar to those of the West events held two weeks earlier in Lyons. For these awards each of the results earned points based on their finishes. Points were earned in each of the four main events and in each of the boating classes. The girls champion earning the Rivermeisterin Award was Sarah Douglas who gathered 28 points. Jacob Mermelstein of Washington, DC earned the Rivermeister Award with 30 points. He entered all the events. Mosier was fourth amongst the girls with 15 points. With the boys Blakeslee was fifth with 23 points, McChesney seventh with 21, and Henri eighth with 19 points. The Olympic Spirit Award was won by Maddie Kaplan of Washington, DC. Moriah Heaney of Bethesda, MD won the Kurtz Sportsmanship Award. The Valley Mill Team from Germantown, MD of 7 paddlers won the McLain Team Trophy for outstanding results in all of these major events with a total of 154 points. The Mach One Team finished second with 78 points. Similarly the Valley Mill Team won the Dickert Team Trophy for results in the Championship Slalom alone with a total of 46 points. Mach One was second again with 30 points. National Cadet Teams were also crowned in the East Festival. Chance Blakeslee earned a spot on all three teams, Slalom, Downriver, and FreeStyle in kayak and also in singles canoe on the Slalom Team. Sarah Mosier won spots on both the Slalom and Downriver National Teams. Keegan McChesney earned spots on all three Cadet Doubles Canoe Teams with David Silk. He also earned a spot on the Kayak Slalom Team. Alden Henrie earned a spot on the Slalom Doubles Canoe Team with his partner, Vincent Packer.

Giants capture fourth Lombardi Trophy By Matt Masullo Eli Manning has lived in his brother’s shadow for the entirety of his life. Sunday night, in the house that Peyton built, Eli one-upped his brother, winning his second Super Bowl as the Giants defeated the Patriots, 21-17 in Super Bowl XLVI. It was the Giants fourth Super Bowl victory in five trips to the big game. For the Patriots, it is the second consecutive loss in the Super Bowl to the Giants, losing Super Bowl XLII by a score of 17-14. In that game, Manning hit Plaxico Burress for the games go ahead score with less than a minute to play. On Sunday, the Giants scored late again to secure the victory. The game started off in ominous fashion for the Patriots. After turning the Giants over on downs, the Pats got the ball deep in their own territory after a New York punt. On second down, Tom Brady eluded the Giants pass rush, stepped up in the pocket and delivered a pass deep down the middle of the field. The problem; there was not a receiver anywhere near his pass, resulting in an intentional grounding penalty. Because the throw came from the end zone, the intentional grounding call resulted in a safety, giving the G-Men an early 2-0 lead. When the Giants got the ball back on the ensuing free kick, Eli marched the Giants down the field effortlessly. The drive culminated with a beautiful two-yard Manning to Victor Cruz touchdown pass, giving the Giants a 9-0 lead. The Patriots have been to the dance several times before, and did not buckle under the pressure. In the second quarter, the Patriots scored ten unanswered points with a Stephen Gostkowski field goal and a four-yard Brady to Danny Woodhead touchdown with eight seconds remaining in the half, giving the Pats a 10-9 lead heading into the biggest debacle of a halftime show ever (Sorry, Madonna should not be performing at halftime, it is 2012, not 1992.) The Patriots got the ball to open the second half, and Brady used half of his dynamic duo of tight ends to give the Patriots at 17-9 lead. Aaron Hernandez was Brady’s favorite target in the third quarter filling in for his injured teammate Rob Gronkowski. Hernandez caught a 12-yard touchdown pass with 11:20 left in the third quarter to cap a 17-0 run that the Patriots went on from the start of the second quarter until midway through the third. Two Lawrence Tynes field goals made the score 17-15 heading to the fourth quarter. Just like in 2008, Manning would have a chance to lead his team to a game winning

drive. However, that would come after the Patriots missed several opportunities to put the game out of reach. With four minutes remaining on 2nd and 11, Brady threw a seam route to his sure handed top target Wes Welker. The throw was behind Welker who attempted to make an acrobatic, twisting catch, but even getting two hands on the ball, Welker could not secure the catch. Welker was only credited with five drops all season long, but this drop would be damning. Forced to give the ball back to the Giants, the Patriots turned to their defense to stop the Giants. In 2008, Manning found David Tyree after escaping a pass rush for one of the most memorable catches in Super Bowl history. In 2012, Manning would again complete a pass that will go down in Super Bowl lore. He hit Mario Manningham down the left sideline for a 38-yard gain to jump start their drive. Manningham pulled down the deep pass over his outside shoulder behind two well covering Patriots in front of the Patriots bench. The rest they say is history. Manning marched down the field into Patriots territory and ultimately, the red zone. On second down and goal to go from the six-yard line, Manning handed off to Ahmad Bradhsaw, who could have taken a knee and kept the ball out of the Patriots hands. Bradshaw though, failed to fall down and run the clock out, and backed his way into the end zone. A failed two-point conversion left the score at 21-17. Brady got the ball back with 57 seconds remaining and one time out. On first down from the 20, he missed a wide open Deion Branch over the middle on a throw that may have gone for a huge gain. On second down, he hit Hernandez in the hands, but he dropped the ball, leaving the Patriots with third and ten. Brady would then be sacked by Justin Tuck for a six-yard loss, forcing the Patriots to call their final timeout. On fourth and 16, Brady escaped a pass rush and found Branch for 20 yards to move the sticks and breathe new life into the Patriots chances. With some help from the Giants playing with too many men, the Pats would have one shot at a Hail Mary pass from midfield. On a beautiful throw to the end zone, Hernandez tipped the ball in the air away from several Giants defenders to a fast closing Gronk who just missed catching the rebounded pass as time expired. Winning his second Super Bowl and his second Super Bowl MVP, Eli has gone from Peyton’s younger brother to an elite quarterback in the NFL. Elite can’t be spelled with the letters E-L-I. Just saying.

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Shawley’s fall highlights Red Raiders’ win Haters need hugs too By Les Barnhart The Red Raiders recorded five falls in their 49-17 rout of host State College last Thursday night. None of those falls were bigger that the one that came at 195lbs. Bellefonte moved up Nick Shawley from his normal spot at 182 to wrestle at Jack Haffner at 195. Shawley’s second period fall, coming at the 3:49 mark, highlighted the night for the Red Raiders but the outcome of the meet was decided earlier after a string of falls recorded by Bellefonte wrestlers. The meet opened at 106lbs with Mike Kauffman recording an 11-0 major decision to give State College a 3-0 lead. Luke Leathers put Bellefonte ahead for good with his first period (1:36) fall at 113lbs. Trevor Corl and Tom Traxler built on the lead with back-to-back major decisions. At 132lbs, the Little Lions tried to build some momentum with JB Holden’s 5-0 win over Zach Musser. That was followed by a 13-5 major decision by Jake Haun over the Red Raiders’ Tanner Fetterolf. The Red Raiders (9-5) would put the meet away with three straight falls starting with a 15-0 tech fall by Leo Wortman at 145. That was followed by a pair of second period falls by Austin Cable and Tanner Day. Following a forfeit to the Little Lions’ Rico Martinez at 170lbs, Toby Cain picked up another second period fall for the Red Raiders. With no bout at 220, Garrett Poorman closed out the night with a forfeit for Bellefonte at 285lbs.

Special Four-hour-only ticket pre-sale event to coincide with SpikesFest Fans attending Sunday's SpikesFest can be the first to purchase 2012 single-game seats    STATE COLLEGE - State College Spikes fans will have the first opportunity to snag the best seats for any 2012 Spikes home game as part of a special Ticket Pre-Sale Event taking place during SpikesFest, this Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Penn State Indoor Multi-Sport Facility. Only fans in attendance at SpikesFest will have the opportunity to purchase single-game tickets to any of the Spikes' 38 regular season home dates this summer at Medlar Field at Lubrano Park. This Ticket Pre-Sale Event will be the only opportunity for fans to secure single-game seats to any 2012 home game before the public on-sale date in mid-April. While the Spikes full promotional schedule will be announced in March, many key promotional dates have already been released to fans through the team's Facebook and Twitter pages. Those key dates include: ◆ The 2012 Home Opener, Tuesday, June 19 ◆ Popular "Bark in the Park Nights" where fans can bring their dogs to the ballpark (Monday, July 2 and Thursday, Aug. 16) ◆ Special Pre-Fourth of July Fireworks Spectacular (Tuesday, July 3) ◆ The return of "Cowboy Monkey Rodeo" (Saturday, June 23) ◆ Ted Batchelor "Man on Fire" stunt (Friday, July 13) ◆ Super Splash Day 12:00 p.m. game (Tuesday, July 24) ◆ Sunday Family Fireworks Nights (June 24, July 1, July 15, Aug. 5, Aug. 26, Sept. 2) ◆ Additional Fireworks Night dates (June 19, July 3, July 13, July 21, Aug. 17, Sept. 5) ◆ Special Labor Day 4:05 p.m. game (Monday, Sept. 3) Fans attending Sunday's SpikesFest event can visit the Ticket Sales kiosk inside the Penn State Multi-Sport Facility to reserve and purchase seats to any of the 38 regular season home dates using cash, credit cards or Spikes Gift Cards. In addition, fans holding 2012 Spikes Flex Books may redeem vouchers for the games of their choice. 2012 Season Ticket, Mini-Plan, Flex Book, Group Outing, Picnic and Ballpark Suite information will also be available at the Ticket Sales kiosk at SpikesFest. The Spikes will also be accepting sign ups for the new and FREE 2012 Spikes Kids Club for children ages 12 and under. Now in its sixth year as the State College area's premier winter family activity, SpikesFest is a giant indoor baseball carnival designed to simulate the experience of fun ballpark activities during the heart of Winter. The event will feature free autograph sessions, inflatable games, kids activities, video games, appearances by players and mascots, performances by local entertainment groups, unique experiences, door prizes, ticket specials, and much more. A complete list of experiences and appearances can be viewed at State College The Spikes will also once again hold a silent auction of sports memorabilia and entertainment experiences with all proceeds to benefit Coaches vs. Cancer. Over the first five SpikesFest events, the club has helped to raise several thousand dollars for Coaches vs. Cancer, a nation-wide collaboration between the American Cancer Society and the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC).

By Matt Masullo Playing Monday morning quarterback is easy for the casual sports fan. “He should have thrown the ball here.” or “Why are they throwing the football when an incomplete pass can stop the clock when they have a lead?” The problem is that, the casual sports fan is just that; a fan. Bill Belichick is paid handsomely for coaching in the NFL; he is one of 32 men who get paid the big bucks to call the shots for a professional football team on 16-19 Sundays per year. He’s been called everything under the sun from genius, to cocky, to bland and dry. His reasoning for throwing the football with a two point lead and four minutes remaining in the Super Bowl is being questioned by analysts across the country. The thing that we as fans don’t always comprehend is that football teams in today’s game aren’t run first teams. The Patriots offense makes their gains in chunks by throwing the football. It does help to have Tom Brady as the trigger man in your offense. It also helps when you have three Super Bowl rings locked up in a safe somewhere. That has to give a coach some sort of street cred. With four minutes remaining in the Super Bowl, clinging to a 17-15 lead on 2nd and 11, Brady missed an open Wes Welker for what would have essentially lead to a massive shift in field position at the least, possibly a field goal, or even a touchdown that would have ended the game. On a play where the Giants appeared to have broken pass coverage, Welker found himself running free down the numbers. Brady, who is known league-wide for his accuracy, threw a ball to Welker’s back shoulder, forcing Welker to contort his body like a gymnast. Welker got two hands on the football, but could not pull in the pass. To Brady’s credit, the ball was thrown behind Welker to keep him away from the safety that was bearing down on him. If Brady hangs the pass inside, one of two things happens; the ball gets picked off or Welker gets taken off on a stretcher and we as fans get to see another lame commercial. Belichick has been questioned for throwing the football too much in recent years, but this Patriots team is built to throw the football, using a short passing game as their running game. If Brady connects with Welker on that play and the Patriots score or just run the clock out and win, Brady and Belichick go down in history as the best quarterback/coach combination in the Super Bowl era. Because Welker dropped his sixth (yes, only his sixth pass in 19 games), critics are questioning the play calling strategy. Legacy is a buzz word that gets thrown around in the days/weeks following a Super Bowl. This loss doesn’t take away from the legacy of Brady and Belichick since 2001; it doesn’t help their cause as the best quarterback/coach combination in history either. One play didn’t win or lose the Super Bowl and people need to understand that. Stop Hatin’.

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Saturday, February 18 Nature Inn Green Building Tour and Discussion Join the Innkeeper for a tour of the Nature Inn including a detailed explanation of LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) and the major green building systems. Learn about geothermal heating and cooling, solar hotwater heat generation, rainwater harvesting, native habitat restoration, and the use of rain gardens during this behind-the-scenes visit. Meet at the Nature Inn lobby. Tour is from 11 a.m. to noon. Sunday, February 19 Birds of Centre County This presentation by Bob Snyder provides participants with an introduction to the diversity of birds that breed or pass through Centre County in the spring and fall. You will get to see beautiful photographs taken at Bald Eagle State Park. Program is free, but requires pre-registration by calling the Park OďŹƒce. Meet at the Nature Inn Multi-purpose room. Program is from 7 to 8 p.m.

Death Notices and Obituaries Nevin E. Guiser, Sr. July 16, 1923 - February 3, 2012 Nevin E. Guiser, Sr., 88, of State College, passed away Friday, February 3, 2012, at home. Born July 16, 1923, in Aaronsburg, he was a son of the late Mary Elmira Guiser. His first wife, Kathryn Korman Guiser preceded him in death in 1996. He then married Thelma Wian Witmer, who survives in State College. Nevin was a member of the Church of the Good Shepherd where he became the first elder. He attended school in Aaronsburg and earned his GED. He was employed at Cerro Copper & Brass. He served in the US Navy during World War II, having received the Pacific Theater Ribbon (11 stars), the American Theater Ribbon, the Victory Medal, and the Philippine Liberation Ribbon (2 stars). Nevin is survived by his daughter, Melinda Yakich, of Rockledge, Fla., his son, Nevin E. (Lisa) Guiser, Jr., of Bellefonte; two step daughters, Sandy and Linda; six step sons: Paul, Gary, Rick, Tom, Randy, and Mark; his four grandchildren Ashley (Mike) Brownson of Howard, Kaelan, Larissa, and Rainer Yakich, all of Rockledge, Fla.; two great grandchildren, Peightin and Kaeleigh Brownson. Also surviving is Nevin’s brother, Marlin Guiser of State College. A funeral service was held at Wetzler Funeral Service Inc. with Reverend Frank E. Skies officiating. Burial was in Centre County Memorial Park, College Township. Memorial contributions may be made in Nevin’s memory to the Church of the Good Shepherd, 402 Willowbank St., Bellefonte, PA 16823. Online condolences may be made to the family at

Joseph A. Pringle November 14, 1939 - February 5, 2012 Joseph A. Pringle, 72, of Pleasant Gap, passed away Sunday, February 5, 2012, at Mount Nittany Medical Center. A son of the late Violet (Yoder) Pringle, Joe was born on November 14, 1939. On August 14, 1965, he married the former Joyce E. Knepp, who survives at home. Joe attended school in Johnstown and had worked at Cerro Metal, retiring in 2003, after 35 years of service. He was a member of the Pleasant Gap Methodist Church, Bellefonte Moose Lodge #206, Benevolent Protective Order of the Elks #1094, Pleasant Gap Fire Company, and the Pleasant Gap Lions Club. Along with his wife, Joyce, Joe is survived by two sons; David (Lauren) Pringle of Pleasant Gap, and Jim (Heather) Pringle of Bellefonte, two grandchildren; Emmalin and Adalie; two sisters, Donna Pringle of Punxsutawney, and Marlene Pringle of Punxsutawney; two brothers, William ‘Butch’ Pringle of Hooversville, and Tom Pringle of Somerset. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by one sister, Shirley Yahner. The funeral service was at the Pleasant Gap United Methodist church with Reverend Thomas Osif officiating. Burial was in Zion Union Cemetery, Walker Township. Memorial contributions may be made to the Pleasant Gap Fire Co., 475 Robinson Lane, Pleasant Gap, PA 16823, or the Pleasant Gap Lions Club, 111 Bending Oak Drive, Bellefonte, PA 16823. Online condolences may be made to the family at

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Acoustic Brew’s 20th Features Mini-Music-Fest The Acoustic Brew Concert Series will celebrate its 20th anniversary with a mini-festival of local bands and artists, capped o with a performance by Simple Gifts, the series’ ďŹ rst performer in the spring of 1992. The celebration begins at 1 p.m. Feb. 25 with a performance by local bluegrass band the Tussey Mountain Moonshiners. Other acts on the main “brewâ€? stage include Chicken Tractor, Pure Cane Sugar, and Calanish. A second “coeeâ€? stage will feature local singer-songwriters, and a third stage will be an open jam session for anyone who wants to participate; all instruments and musical abilities are welcome. All are invited to a potluck dinner at 5:30 p.m. before Simple Gifts takes the main stage at 7 p.m. The trio of Linda Littleton, Karen Hirschon, and Rachel Hall play more than a dozen instruments and span musical styles from Celtic to Israeli Klezmer. The Acoustic Brew Concert Series was founded in 1992 by John Walls, who was previously involved with the Nameless Coeehouse in Cambridge, Mass. and wanted to start something similar in central Pennsylvania. In just a few years the Acoustic Brew developed a strong reputation, both among folk performers and in the local community. Despite its small size, the series has attracted folk artists from around the country and around the world. The 20 anniversary celebration is at the WPSU studios, 100 Innovation Blvd, University Park, Saturday, Feb. 25 starting at 1 p.m. The entire event is free, but tickets must be obtained for the Simple Gifts performance. Tickets are available online at, at Nature’s Pantry in State College, or at the door.   






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2/10/12 – 2/16/12 American Ale House – Toftrees/State College

Governor’s Pub – Bellefonte

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Tommy Wareham, 8pm Tommy Wareham, 8pm Ted and Molly, 8pm Tommy Wareham, 7:30pm Scott Mangene, 8pm- 12am

Bisquit Jam JT Blues

Inferno Brick Oven & Bar – Downtown State College 2/10 2/11

DJ Fuego, 10pm DJ Cashous

The Arena – Martin Street/State College 2/10


Represent the Lie A Beautiful Mess Sylex AC Express Valentine’s Show

Mountain Valley Diner – Wingate 2/10

Otto’s Pub & Brewery – N. Atherton St., State College

The Autoport – S. Atherton St., State College

2/10 2/13

2/10 2/11 2/15 2/16

2/14 2/15 2/16

DJ LTD, 9pm Brad Fey, 8pm Stressbuster Karaoke Kate and Natalie of Pure Cane Sugar, 7:30pm

Joe Casher

Miss Melanie and the Valley Rats, 9pm-11pm Wild Game Night Pizza & Beer Trivia, 8pm-10pm Acoustic Music, 9pm- 11pm Acoustic Thursday s with 18 Strings, 9pm- 11pm

Bar Bleu – Downtown State College 1/10 1/11 1/16

Lowjack, 10:30pm Ted McCloskey & The Hi-Fis, 10:30pm Royal Benson, 10:30pm

The Phyrst – Downtown State College 2/10 2/11

Bella Sicilia – Centre Hall 2/10

John and Chad, 5pm-9pm

2/12 2/13

The Brewery – Downtown State College 2/10 2/11 2/12 2/14 2/16

Brew Devils, 10pm Lowjack, 10:30pm Karaoke, 9:30pm Ken Volz, 10:30pm Emily’s Toybox, 10pm

2/14 2/15 2/16

Dom and The Fig, 8pm- 10pm Ted and The Hi Fi’s, 10:30pm-2am Phyrst Phamily, 7:30pm- 9:30pm Velveeta, 10:30pm- 2am 2Twenty2 Open Mic Night, 10pm- Midnight Lowjack, Midnight- 2am Table Ten The Nightcrawlers, 10:30pm Jason & Dan, 8pm-10pm Maxwell Strait, 10:30pm

Pizza Mia – Bellefonte Café 210 West – Downtown State College 2/10


Dave Joyce, 2pm Public Domain, 4pm Table Ten, 6pm My Hero Zero, 10:30 Black Coffee, 7pm JR Mangan Band, 10:30pm


Karaoke with Ken Yeaney, 6:30pm-9pm

The Rathskeller – Downtown State College 2/10 2/11 2/16

Mr.Hand, 10:30pm Table Ten, 10:30pm Team Trivia, 7pm

Red Horse Tavern – Pleasant Gap Centre For The Performing Arts –


Eisenhower Auditorium, University Park 2/10 Juilliard pianist and vocalist, 2:30pm


Stress Busters Karaoke with Rick LaPean, 9pm-1am Folk Jam, 7pm-10pm

The Darkhorse Tavern – Downtown State College

The Saloon – Downtown State College

2/10 2/11

2/10 2/12 2/13 2/14 2/15 2/16

AKA Total Whiteout, 10pm Dance Aurora, 10pm

Elk Creek Café & Ale Works – Millheim 2/11 2/12 2/16

Chicken Tractor DeeLuxe, 8pm Chris Rattie + Junior Tutwiler, 4pm Pub Hang, 7:30pm

Velveeta, 10:30pm Atomic Supersonic, 10:30pm Smokin’ Karaoke, 10:30pm Broken, 10:30pm Table Ten, 10:30pm My Hero Zero, 10:30pm

Zeno’s Pub – Downtown State College Gman- Downtown State College 2/10 2/11 2/12 2/14 2/15 2/16

DJ Boner, 10pm-2am DJ Cup Cake, 10pm-2am DJ Bobby V, 10pm-2am DJ Boner, 10pm-2am Team Trivia, 9pm-11pm Karaoke, 11pm-2am DJ Cup Cake, 10pm-2am


Miss Melanie & the Valley Rats, 5pm AAA Blues Band, 7pm Spider Kelly, 10:30pm

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Wee ek kl ly ly Ent nt tert rta tainm nm ment Big Band & High School Musicians to Play at Jazz Festival By Karen Dabney BELLEFONTE – The public is invited to two jazz concerts on Feb. 17 and 18 during the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association (PMEA) District 4 Jazz Festival, hosted this year by Bellefonte High School. The 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 18 concert will feature ďŹ fty regional high school jazz students, including twenty-four from Centre County. On Friday, February 17 at 7:00 pm, local favorite Zeropoint Big Band will perform. Both concerts will be held in the Bellefonte High School Auditorium, 830 Bishop Street, Bellefonte. The annual PMEA Jazz Festival gives students an opportunity to meet other jazz students in the region, perform with other students, learn about jazz, and perform with dierent guest conductors. Bellefonte High School band director Jay Zimmerman, the local coordinator for the PMEA jazz festival, said the students would meet each other for

the ďŹ rst time on Thursday night, Feb. 16, then practice their music together on Friday for the concert. They were given the sheet music in December, after they auditioned to get into the festival. "I tell kids, if you want to play jazz, you have to listen to jazz," said Zimmerman. The students will have a chance to listen to each other. The group will be divided into three bands. Players with dierent levels of ability will be divided evenly between the bands so that no band is better. "We want it to be a good musical experience for all the kids," said Zimmerman. He said that unlike the PMEA festivals for chorus, orchestra, and concert band, the jazz festival is not a competition. Not every school district has jazz bands so there are no regionals. The jazz festivals are only at the district level. This year's guest conductors are Dan Yoder, saxophonist and Director of Jazz Studies at Penn State, and Dr. Eddie Severn, trumpet player and Director of Jazz Studies at Lock Haven University. Zimmerman said Yoder served as guest conductor several times previously and this will be Severn's ďŹ rst time. Both men are members of Zeropoint Big Band. "Zeropoint will play a free concert for the kids,

and we're opening it up to the public," said Zimmerman. "We're asking for a small donation to pay to bring them in. It's a really good band and the kids get to hear their guest conductors play." The ďŹ fty students performing in the festival are from ďŹ fteen school districts within a seven county area: Centre, ClearďŹ eld, Huntingdon, Fulton, Mifin, and Juniata. The Centre County students include seven from Bellefonte, 12 from State College, four from Bald Eagle, and one from Philipsburg. Zimmerman said that this year no Penns Valley student qualiďŹ ed as one of the top 50 students, but normally they do. The Bellefonte students include Ian Charney on tenor saxophone, Luke Dubois on trombone, Aaron Logan on piano, and Ethan Stewart on drums, and three trumpet players: Brandon Houtz, Tyler Foley and Will Landon. The Bald Eagle students are Clifford Smolko on trumpet, Luke Besong on baritone saxophone, Kyle Frost on alto saxophone, and Andrea Crock on trombone. Charlie Quick from Philipsburg will play trumpet. State College will be represented by Helen Fleischer on bass, James Cunningham on trumpet, Ryan Bassett on bass, Jacob Cordell on trombone, Rei Phillippi on alto sax, Carter Freije on bass, Zach McGowan on drums, Andrew Hu on trombone, Noah Bollman on trumpet, Julia Higson on trombone, Tyler Campolongo on trumpet, and Abbey Harrington on alto sax. In addition to Zimmerman, the other area high school music directors with students in the 2012 PMEA Jazz Festival are Paul Leskowicz of State College Area High School, Kellie Long of Bald Eagle Area Middle-High School, and Sarah Zschunke of Philipsburg-Osceola High School. There will be a small admission charge for the student jazz concert on Feb.18 to cover the festival expenses, including food, sheet music, and housing for the students. For more information, contact Jay Zimmerman, (814) 383-4385 or

(photo by Kellie Long, Bald Eagle Area Middle-High School Music Director)

The Bald Eagle Area Middle-High School jazz festival participants are (top row, L to R) Luke Besong, Cliff Smolko, (bottom row, L to R) Andrea Crock and Kyle Frost.

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(photo by Paul Leskowicz, Director of Bands at State College Area High School)

Abbey Harrington and Helen Fleischer (L to R) are two of the State College Area High School participants in the PMEA District 4 Jazz Festival.

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Dr. Eddie Severn, the Director of JazzStudies at Lock Haven University, will be one of the guest conductors for the PMEA District 4 Jazz Festival.

FEBRUARY 10, 2012


Bald Eagle Area Drama Club presented Humpty Dumpty is Missing! or The Mysterious Case of the Fallen Egg February 3 and 4 in the school auditorium to a delighted audience. The cast consisted of Middle School students with members of the high school drama club serving as interns on the various tech crews. It made for an enjoyable evening. First of all the choice of play was perfect. It called for a large cast in many small roles. This gave quite a few budding actors a chance to have their first chance on stage. Though to be honest it was hard to tell who the newbies were. The lines were full of puns, some of them terrible – just the way I like them. My favorite was when Handsome Prince, who had come to Rapunzel’s castle to paint the local scenery, informed us that he was no longer Handsome Prince, but wanted to be known as The Artist Formally Known As Handsome Prince. The cast was too large to give individual credit in this small space, plus I feel that we will be seeing most of them in future shows, but several really stood out. Matthew Blaylock starred as Sammy Scoop, Private Eye – with minors in ear and throat – with impressive stage presence. This audience member really appreciates being able to understand the lines, especially when the show depends on word play for its humor. Alice, from Dallas, his secretary, was played by Chelcie Goss. Again the voice carried, the lines were clear, and Ms Goss knows when to punch the joke line. All of the storybook characters came off as expected; Phoebe McClincy was contrary as Mistress Mary, Peter Rabbit, Michael Bailey, looked mischievous enough to be raiding the local carrot patch, and the Troll, Savannah Elder, was definitely capable of making her Toll House cookies with eels (they are easy to

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swallow because they just slide down). Mother Hubbard and Mother Goose, Mariah Houck and Alice Statham, cleared up the mystery to everyone’s satisfaction, as true mothers do. Faculty Director Lindsey Allison and Technical Director Eric M. Brinser are to be congratulated for bringing so much out of such a young group. Of course this gives them an even larger pool of talent for their Spring Musical. Personally, I can’t wait. If you are not including our local high school drama departments on your schedule, you are missing a fun, inexpensive evening.

Country music rocked BJC Feb. 4: Thompson Square, Darius Rucker and Lady Antebellum Article & photos by Tim Weight Eye-catching Thompson Square opened the show – an American country music duo composed of husband and wife Keifer Thompson and Shawna Thompson. They signed to Stoney Creek Records, a sister label of Broken Bow Records, in January 2010 and had released three singles: Let's Fight, Are You Gonna Kiss Me or Not?, and I Got You. Their most recent single, Glass, was just released Jan. 20. They recently were nominated for Vocal Duo of the Year for the 47th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards which will air on CBS April 1 at 8 p.m. Darius Rucker brought his notoriety to the stage next. Early fans know him as lead singer and rhythm guitarist of the rock band Hootie & the Blowfish. Darius formed that band in 1986 and charted six top 40 hits on Billboard Hot 100. In 2008 he crossed over to country music with his first single Don't Think I Don't Think About It. Other songs familiar to his followers are History in the Making, It Won't Be Like This for Long, Alright, and Come Back Song. Lady Antebellum brought a crowd-raising, teenscreaming ovation as the feature of the evening. Fans were in their glory as they stood from their seats to sing and dance through a majority of the songs per-

Charles Kelley

formed by the band more commonly known as "Lady A." Lady A formed in 2006, composed of Charles Kelley (lead and background vocals), Dave Haywood (background vocals, guitar, piano, mandolin), and Hillary Scott (lead and background vocals). The group made its debut in 2007 and released their first single Love Don't Live Here from their self-titled debut album. That single peaked at #3 in 2008. The album certified as platinum in the U.S. and includes other popular favorites such as Lookin' for a Good Time and I Run to You with the latter becoming the groups first #1 in July 2009. More recent hits include American Honey, Need You Now, Our Kind of Love, and Own the Night. The group has earned numerous awards and nominations by CMA, Grammy, ACM awards. Concert goers enjoyed nearly four hours of music and entertainment and gained a lifetime of lasting impression.

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