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Feast for a Cause,

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The Quilt that Came Home,

Once a Penn Stater, Always a Penn Stater, page 17

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JANUARY 21, 2011

Penns Valley District Court Moves into New Home

By Sam Stitzer

Front view of the new facility at 2795 Earlystown Road

One of two conference rooms in the new facility

HARRIS TOWNSHIP – District Court number 49-3-04, presided over by District Justice Tom Jordan, covers the territory from Woodward on the east, to the western end of Harris Township on the west. Mr. Jordan’s busy courtroom has had numerous homes over the years, including an office in Millheim, one in Centre Hall, and the old hotel building at Old Fort. On November 19, 2010, the courtroom and offices moved into its most modern and spacious facility to date at 2795 Earlystown Road (route 45), about a half mile west of Old Fort. The one-story brick building on three-quarters of an acre of land, formerly the home of Old Fort Country Meats, was purchased by the county, and underwent interior renovations to accommodate its new function. The new facility contains nearly double the square footage of the former site. It features a double door entryway with a handicapped access ramp, ample parking, a spacious lobby, a roomy office area for clerical employees, two private conference rooms for attorneys and clients, and a courtroom with an oak judge’s bench and witness stand. All the renovations were done by county employees, with some help by local craftsmen, and even some Centre County prison inmates to keep the expenditure to a minimum (under $30,000). An open house was held on Friday, January 14, to provide an opportunity for the public to view and to tour the new facility. This event was well attended by many attorneys, county officials, and the general public. Upon entering the lobby, I noticed that it

Tom Jordan’s wife, Laurie (center), with office secretary, Pat Zerby (left), and office manager Kim Reese (right). Laurie prepared all the food for the open house on January 14. looked much like any local business or industry lobby, but a closer look revealed full-coverage security cameras, and oneinch-thick bulletproof glass in the windows above the office serving counter. Tom Jordan remarked that such items are an unfortunate necessity in a facility dealing with the criminal justice system in today’s world. We congratulate District Justice Tom Jordan and his staff on their move into this new facility, which will serve their needs well for years to come.

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Letters To The Editor

By Sandie Biddle, Managing editor Everyone would like to make their money go further. Start the year with a resolution to save, invest, and keep more of the money you make. Thanks to local experts, many of whom are not named in the articles, we’ve included ways to save money on utilities, taxes, and insurance, and ways to invest smarter in real estate, stocks, and annuities. Brian E. Bassett, Ebun Adewumi, and I had a good time researching the features in Your Money: Planning for the New Year, and will likely be taking a bit of our own advice. Sam Stitzer was all over Penns Valley this issue, attending an historical dinner, checking out a district judge’s new digs, and learning about a quilt that found its way home to Penns Valley after 30 years. Sam and Kulsoom found two ways you can help folks in your community – a fund for the four young people so badly injured in the four-wheeler accident last month and a spaghetti dinner you can attend to benefit Penns Valley HOPE. There’s a book review and a theatre review by Pat Park, part two of Don’s 2010 entertainment Year in Review, and the Barbershopper of the Year. Toni Duchi has a training tip so you don’t get nipped in The Practical Pet. I’ve added to my new calendar feature of upcoming entertainment events including a lecture at the PA Military Museum and a free Saturday morning screening of old-time cartoons at the State Theatre. There are plenty of things to do in What’s Happening and groups you may join in Group Meetings. The Gazette always offers ways to get together with neighbors – and educate, enjoy, and support one another. Next issue, we’ll be getting chilly and exploring the great outdoors with a feature on winter sports and recreation. Let us know what you love to do outdoors this time of year. In the meantime, stay warm, be kind, and keep in touch.

Santa Express Sold Out The Santa Express train rides held December 18 and 19 at Talleyrand Park, Bellefonte, were a huge success. Eight one-hour rides (sold out) to Pleasant Gap carried over 2,600 passengers. So many individuals and organizations helped make this event successful: the volunteer firemen from Bellefonte who directed traffic; Bellefonte Borough; Historical Bellefonte, Inc., Victorian Bellefonte, Bellefonte Intervalley Chamber of Commerce, SEDACOG Joint Rail Authority, North Shore Railroads, Centre County Gazette, The Centre Daily Times, The LockHaven Express, WJAC-TV, WTAJ-TV, Channel 4 (Tom Wilson), Café on the Park, and Jeff Pontius of Penn Valley Railroad for bringing his beautiful train back to Bellefonte. Thanks go to the Central PA Visitors Bureau employees and to all the BHRS members and others who performed many tasks to ensure this memorable occasion. A very special thanks to all who rode the trains. Hope to see you again this year!! Dan Durachko, President Bellefonte Historical Railroad Society

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Senator Jake Corman attended the January 2011 Bald Eagle Area Board of Education meeting to present awards to students and staff. First, he presented awards to the School District, as all elementary schools and the middle-high school achieved Adequate Yearly Progress during the 2009-10 school year. Senator Corman then presented sixth-grade Wingate elementary student, Lane Bennett, with an award from the State of Pennsylvania for his courage and instinct used to help save the life of his grandfather, who was having a heart attack. Senator Corman also presented the school district with an 8-foot by 10-foot American flag from the State of Pennsylvania to display in their newly constructed gymnasium.

Wingate Elementary student, Lane Bennett, listens as Senator Corman reads the recognition proclamation from the United States Senate.

Senator Jake Corman distributed AYP Awards at the January Bald Eagle Area Board of Education meeting. Pictured left to right: Superintendent Dan Fisher; Senator Jake Corman; Mountaintop Elementary Principal; Mary Beth Crago, Howard Elementary Principal; Marsha Sackash; Port Matilda Elementary Principal, Betsy Dickey; Wingate Elementary Principal, Jim Orichosky; Assistant High School Principal, Jack Tobias; and High School Principal, Dave Reichelderfer.

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By Toni Duchi I can’t tell you how many phone calls I get from people who tried to take something from their dog’s mouth and experienced a bite. Most of the time it’s a reflex action on both parts – the dog wants to protect his treasure; the owner wants his belonging or doesn’t want the dog to eat something that could hurt him. You lunge for it, the dog growls or worse, snaps. It’s called “resource guarding,� and it can be really hard to discourage. If you’ve ever experienced that low menacing growl, then you know how frightening it is, no matter how much you think your dog loves you. The laundry basket is full of treasures, the bathroom is a virtual toy chest of things to chew on (toilet brush, plastic caps on the bottom of the commode), the kitchen counters or trash bin... well, you know. With bare hands, the task of extracting something from your dog’s mouth can get ugly. Teach your dog to “trade� the off-limits item for a treat, bone, or safe chew toy. Although the prospect of wanting what he can’t have will initially keep him from giving up


the item, he will quickly learn that trading up is a good thing. Here’s how to teach it. Choose a play toy that he isn’t terribly fond of and offer it to him. Put it in his mouth, and at the same time he drops it, say “drop,� then offer a taste treat when he “obeys.� Repeat this several times with the same toy. Next, offer him his favorite chew toy. Improve the treat accordingly – perhaps use jerky rather than kibble because the dog will not be as willing to trade for his favorite toy. Practice the trading exercise several times. Finally, progress to using this command sporadically, always keeping tasty treats on hand. If your dog picks up a stick or garbage during a walk, offer to trade and reward with a treat. Eventually you will be able to ask him to “drop� any item in exchange for a treat. Toni Duchi is President of Nittany Greyhounds, and author of “The Practical Hound: Better Choices for a Healthier Dog.� For more information about greyhounds, visit their website at or e-mail Toni at

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PENNS VALLEY – Back in which they were allowed to stitch 1981, The National Young whatever design they wanted. Farmers Educational Winter The designs chosen depict a wide Institute was held in Hershey. variety of farm scenes, animals, It was attended by 1,400 people flowers, bible verses, a milk wagon, from 26 states. Among the door crops, and many other attractive prizes awarded at this event designs. Some of the squares were was a unique quilt made by the made by folks who have passed members of the Penns Valley on since 1981. The quilt serves as Chapter of the Pennsylvania a memorial to them. Young Farmers organization. The The squares contain quilt door prize was won by Ron many names familiar to the and Pam Rindfuss, who were residents of Penns Valley, including representatives of the Pioneer Seed Smith, Rossman, Corman, Company in Urbandale, Iowa, Homan, Wenrick, Fetterolf, who took it home with them Wasson, Hough, Hosterman, and and placed it in a cedar chest. It Wolfe, among others. The squares remained there, undisturbed for were joined and quilted by the nearly 30 years, until just a few late Maud Grove of Unionville This square by Boyd and Jeanne Homan months ago, when its owners to form a beautiful and unique features a scene with a milk wagon. returned it to Penns Valley. heirloom-quality creation. The quilt, which measures 7’ T h e x 9’-3”, was delivered to John Ishler and John Howell, the Penns Valley advisors to the Penns Valley Young Farmers. They brought it to Farmers Penns Valley farmers Dale and Shirley Rossman, whose farm Young is located along Route 45, between Centre Hall and Spring organization now has to decide what Mills. The Rossmans and their daughter, Carol Corman, have to do with this quilt. a long history of involvement and leadership in the Young beautiful Private ownership, Farmers organization. Dale serves as treasurer of the Penns Valley Chapter, and has served as the North Central Regional museum donation, Vice President, and later (1986), as president of the Young and other options are Farmers organization at the state level. Carol just finished being considered. her second term as secretary of the National Young Farmers Rest assured that Educational Association, and last month at a convention in regardless of its this Monterrey. California, was elected national president of this destination, quilt is a piece group. Carol is only the second individual from Pennsylvania to be elected to a national office position and also second of Penns Valley to be elected national president in the history of the state history, and will be preserved and organization. When the Young Farmers quilt was made, each member enjoyed for many The large quilt runs from floor to ceiling in the Rossman’s home. farm in Penns Valley was allotted a 12-inch square, upon years to come.

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BEA Announces Winter/Spring 2011 Adult Education Classes The Bald Eagle Area School District will offer an Adult Education Program for the Winter/Spring 2011 Session. Class descriptions, course cost, beginning dates and registration deadlines are listed below. District policy requires that at least 10 people register for a class before it will be held. In some cases, class size is limited, and registrations will be taken on a first come, first serve basis. Interested persons should complete the registration form and mail it, along with a check payable to Bald Eagle Area School District for the amount of the class cost. In the event that we do not receive the required 10 people for a class, your check will be returned. Any questions regarding the Adult Education Program can be directed to the Nancy Fisher in the Administration Building at 355-3737, Monday-Friday, between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 4 p.m.

JANUARY 21, 2011

How You Can Help: HOPE Fund Plans Spaghetti Dinner

By Sam Stitzer

HOPE Fund board members T.J. Coursen (left), and Dan Gansimore (right) worked to organize the spaghetti dinner.

INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTERS – This is the perfect course for new computer users or those who have never had any formal orientation to the Windows environment. You will learn to identify different types of hardware and their functions, how to customize the Windows environment, and much more. Class will be held at the Bald Eagle Area Middle/ Senior High School on Monday & Wednesday from 7 p.m. 9 p.m., beginning Monday, February 28, and will continue for six weeks. Cost: BEASD Resident - $25, Non-resident - $40. Registration Deadline is February 16. MICROSOFT WORD/EXCEL – This course provides a focused introduction to two important features of Microsoft Office. It is designed to teach the basics about Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel that you need to know for practical tasks at school, at work, or at home. Prerequisite: Typing skills. Class will be held at the Bald Eagle Area Middle/Senior High School on Tuesday & Thursday from 7 p.m. - 9 p.m., beginning Tuesday, March 1 and will continue for six weeks. Cost: BEASD Resident - $25, Non-resident - $40. Registration Deadline is February 16. GENEALOGY – Were your ancestors Royalty or Rascals, Martyr or Murderer, Rebel or Warriors? Track your ancestry using the simple techniques in this course. Learn the sources available in the library, courthouse, federal and state government, churches, and the Internet. Whether you wish to write a family history or just fill in your pedigree chart, all the information you need will be available in this short course. Meet your ancestors and be ready for surprises. Class will be held at the Wingate Elementary School on three Tuesday evenings from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. and one Saturday morning from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., beginning Tuesday, March 15. Cost: BEASD Resident - $20, Non-resident - $30. Registration Deadline is February 16. FITNESS CLASS – This class will include various levels of physical activity, as well as fitness walking. Along with our instructor’s creative ideas, CDs will also be used to keep you having fun and burning calories! Light hand weights will be incorporated into each evening’s activities. The only equipment needed for this class is a pair of two- to five-pound. hand weights. Join us and bring a friend! Class is scheduled to be held at the Wingate Elementary School on Monday and Wednesday evenings from 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m., beginning Monday, January 17, and will continue for eight weeks. Cost: BEASD Resident - $30, Non-resident - $40. Registration Deadline is January 17.

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Four Young Bellefonte Accident Victims

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December 17, 2010 will be a day that four young people of Bellefonte will always remember – one where they were given a second chance at life. On that fateful day, Tyler Lykens, 22, Jason Simcisko, 23, Jessie Richmond and Sarah George, 18, were involved in a fatal head-on collision on Route 144 in Boggs Township. All four were seriously injured despite wearing seat belts. The father of Tyler, Gregory Lykens II, along with a friend, Sharon Stem, have started an accident fund for the victims. Even though all of them have been discharged from the hospital, donations are needed to cover for unpaid medical bills, co-pays for follow-up visits to the doctor, and prescriptions. According to Lykens, none of the young people have health insurance, which only makes matter worse. He also says that his son and Simcisko are members of the National Guard, but is still unsure if the military will help pay for medical expenses or not since they were not on active duty at the time of the accident. Several groups, clubs, and businesses in the community have reached out and donated including the Eagles, Lykens Market, and some motorcycle groups that will do motorcycle rides in March to raise money. “I do know that Lykens market gave a pretty nice size contribution,� says Lykens. Individuals have

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also been contributing to the fund, but Lykens does not know for sure what the total amount in the donation bank account is so far. “My boy’s legs were completely crushed,� he says about his son who was also the driver. Tyler was at Hershey Medical Center from the 17th of December to the 29th and was moved to a rehabilitation hospital. Now, he is at home where his father and a nurse take care of him. He is currently in the process of 12 to 15 weeks of healing before he begin any kind of therapy or get into a wheel chair. “The legs can not be moved at any kind of angle at all until the bones heal,� explains Lykens. He and his family were just barely getting over another tragedy, when the accident happened. Five weeks prior to all this, Lyken’s daughter suffered severe brain trauma. “We didn’t know if she was going to live or die,� he says. They were in the middle of raising money for her until Tyler’s accident. Lykens is very concerned for his son also because he has a wife and child to support. “It’s kind of hard for him to get a job when’s he’s kind of basically legless right now.� The Lykens, Richmond, George, Simcisko Fund is at the Northwest Savings bank at 117 North Allegheny St. in Bellefonte, but donations can be dropped of at any local Northwest Bank.

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YOUR MONEY: Planning for the New Year Switching Your Ride

By Sandie Biddle If you love what you’re driving, it gets great gas mileage, and you don’t see any major repairs in the future, you’ll probably just keep on driving it this year. However, there are plenty of good reasons to upgrade to a new or used car or truck in 2011. According to Jeff Stephenson, sales manager at Dix Honda, more than half of the people who come into the dealership just write a check. But if you’d rather spread out your payments, interest rates have never been lower. Dealership financing can be as low as 1.9, 0.9, or even 0 percent. Banks and credit unions offer very low automotive interest rates as well. If you only drive 12,000 to 15,000 miles a year and like to trade for a new car every few years, leasing is for you. Threeyear leases come out at nearly the same per-month payment as a low-interest 60 month loan. Leasing can also be advantageous for business owners – for themselves and their employees. Look for used cars dealers that have a certification program, like the one at Dix Honda, where they check up to 150 items on the vehicle and offer a longer and better warranty that you’d normally get on a used vehicle. “Used is a great way to get a decent car in decent shape and save thousands over a new vehicle,” Stephenson said. “Do your homework. Get an idea of what your trade-in is worth at Kelly Blue Book or Consumers are much more educated these days because of the Internet.” Gas mileage is also a big deal. If you can lower your monthly payment – or lower the amount of gas you have to buy – you’ll save money to apply to other household expenses. For example, Honda has the highest average miles per gallon of all the car companies. With gasoline maybe going up to $5 a gallon, it’ll make a big difference.

Death & By Sandie Biddle They say the only things in life you can be sure of are death and taxes. Right now, even taxes aren’t a sure thing. Yes, you’ll have to pay them. But how much, when, and under what circumstances? “The tax system is in a state of turmoil,” said Roger Fetter of Fetter & Associates CPA of Lemont. After putting off extending the “Bush tax cuts” until December, Congress just put off changes for two years. But change will surely come as soon as 2012. There are a few things to look for in preparing 2010 taxes, and some to plan for when 2011 tax time comes. Estate tax – there’s death and taxes again – have changed drastically from last year to this year. In 2010, there was no federal estate tax, no matter how big the estate. In 2011, only the first $5 million is exempt from federal estate tax. Anything above that is taxed at a whopping 35 percent – not good news for heirs of family farms or businesses. Those on someone else’s payroll saw a small increase in their paychecks due to tax changes in 2011. Withholding was adjusted to accommodate the $800/couple Making Work Pay tax break and your 2011 contribution for social security was lowered to 4.2 percent of the first $106,700 in earnings – down 2 percentage points from the norm. Your employer, however, is still forking over 6.2 percent. As far as saving for retirement, Fetter always recommends contributing as much as possible to your retirement funds – and you can still do so for 2010, up to April 18, 2011. Your 401(k), especially with an employer match or contribution, is still attractive for the long run. Same with an IRA or SEP. Ask your accountant what the limits are for tax-deferred contributions. If you’re near retirement age, you may have an even higher limit. Fetter noted that quite a few clients are converting their regular IRAs to Roth IRAs, choosing to pay taxes now on the contributions, rather than wait until withdrawal. “They’re doing that with the notion that taxes will increase in the future,” Fetter said. If you’re selling stocks, property, or other items that would be considered capital gains, you’ll pay no capital gains tax if

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Understanding Annuities By Brian E. Bassett

There are two major types of annuities: fixed and variable. Fixed There is considerable safety in a fixed annuity because it offers guarantees; and the client’s money is invested in the actual insurance-company portfolio. The provider company invests in long-time, interest-bearing bonds and mortgages. Principal and rate of return can be guaranteed, typically for a year or more, because the fixed annuity is interest-bearing. Fixed interest rates are currently very low (two to three percent may be the best-available rate) however, companies might offer an enhanced rate of up to an additional 1.5 percent for the first year as a marketing promotion – after which it’ll go back down. Risk-adverse individuals often favor fixed annuities to protect their savings. With interest rates as low as they are, now may not be the time to lock in a rate for an extended period of time. Variable The variable annuity is a riskier, but potentially higher-yielding annuity; and the client’s money is invested in what are called separate accounts. Separate accounts are detached from the portfolio/asset base of the provider company. The company will offer 20 to 30 mutual funds from which the annuitant may choose in which to invest and be managed as separate accounts. It is important to know that, within this list of mutual funds many insurance companies offer either a money-market fund (very safe) or a guaranteed fund that almost works like a fixed annuity where principle and interest may be guaranteed for one or more years. This provides the

client with a safe harbor among the available funds – a place where he can retreat when skittish about the stock & bond markets. Annuities can be broken down into two additional types: deferred and immediate. Deferred A deferred annuity is a tax-deferred accumulation vehicle, or tax shelter – much like a savings account with taxes deferred until a withdrawal is made. The client puts money in at regular weekly, monthly, or quarterly intervals over a long period of time. Unlike an insurance policy, the deposits are strictly up to the individual. Immediate An immediate annuity involves depositing a large, single sum; and then, typically within 30 days, receiving monthly annuity payments in the form of regular income. The most common source for that kind of money is a rollover from a 401(k) or other pension plan. Annuities can be used for personal, non-qualified plans as well as qualified plans. Non-qualified plans These plans for personal use simply provide a place to invest after-tax money. Qualified plans Qualified plans include IRAs or rollovers from 401(k)s. One can use the annuity as a funding vehicle for qualified plans. Warning and Considerations 1. Money withdrawn from any annuity, prior to age 59.5 is subject to a 10-percent penalty. 2. There are costs associated with annui-

you are in the 10-percent or 15-percent tax bracket. For those with higher incomes, the capital gains rate is still 15 percent. The homebuyer’s tax credit ended last year. If you’re preparing to file your 2010 taxes, remember that if you signed a binding contract on a home by April 30, 2010 and closed before September 30, 2010, you could qualify for a refund. You could benefit up to $6,500 if you bought a home and sold an existing one – up to $8,000 if you were a first-time homebuyer. If you spent money on energy-efficient renovations or additions, like insulation, windows, high-efficient heating, air conditioning, geothermal, and the like, you could receive a 30-percent tax break on that expense, up to $1,500. It was to be installed and paid for by December 31, 2110. In 2009, the first $2,400 of unemployment compensation was exempt from federal income tax. All unemployment compensation is taxable in 2010 and beyond. Small business has a few breaks to look for. Starting this year, if you employ people and pay more than half toward their health insurance, you could get up to 35 percent of that expenditure as a tax credit. This applies only to 10 or fewer employees, each making less than $20,000 a year. If you are self employed, and paying health insurance for yourself, spouse, and dependent children, starting in 2011, you can also include a deduction for covering children under the age of 26 who are not dependents. Depreciation (179) limits were raised to $500,000 from $200,000 in 2010 and remain at a half million in 2011. Ask your accountant if it’s better for you to depreciate or write off the expense. Things are running late for 2010 filing and processing. Because April 17 is a holiday in Washington, D.C. and it’s a Monday, your 2010 filing date is April 18, 2011. And because Congress waiting so long to extend the tax cuts, the IRS is busy retooling their computers and won’t begin processing returns until mid to late February. That tax refund will be a bit late this year.

ties that make them more expensive than investing in mutual funds outside an annuity – however, those costs provide two important benefits: a. Many annuities offer a death benefit equal to your initial or total deposits, which can be most valuable in a variable annuity. Always consider opting for the death-benefit guarantee which is usually offered by an annuity company as part of the annuity package. b. Only an annuity can guarantee lifetime income. You cannot outlive your money if you have a life annuity; and can take out a joint-life annuity along with your spouse to guarantee income as long as either one of you is alive. In conclusion When investing in an annuity, it is critical to choose a company with a solid financial rating. Annuities are not guarantee by the FDIC. It is a good idea to combine the highest-possible interest rates with AA or AAA ratings with Moody’s and/or Standard & Poor’s. This is a tried-and-true means of determining a company’s claims-paying ability. Annuities are strictly for the longterm investor, not something to take money out of in the next 10 years. They are designed as retirement instruments and nothing else. Costs are just too high to use them for short-term investment.

Centre Region Model Investment Club is a community place to learn about investing. CRMIC comprises individuals who come together for monthly meetings to learn and practice sound investing principles. The meetings are free and open to anyone who wants to learn more about investing, observe an interactive educational model investment club, analyze companies, and manage a stock portfolio. The club meets on the second Monday of each month from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The meetings are held at South Hills School of Business and Technology at 480 Waupelani Drive in State College. Free parking is available.  For more information e-mail, phone (814) 234-8775, or visit the website at



JANUARY 21, 2011

YOUR MONEY: Planning for the New Year Great Time to Switch Houses

Insurance: In Case of Emergency

By Ebun Adewumi

By Sandie Biddle Accidents happen. You don’t like to think it can happen to you, but it can. That’s what insurance is for. Think of it as “peace of mind” – or as a “necessary evil.” Either way, you’re going to be happy to be bailed out if the worst should happen. An independent insurance firm like Logan Branch Insurance of Bellefonte carries a number of types of insurance from a number of companies. Property, life, health, casualty – for your home, your car, your stuff, and injuries to yourself and others. Your House Homeowners’ insurance is a must. When planning for homeowners’ insurance, you’ll want coverage to cover the replacement cost of the home and its contents. Your insurance agent can help you figure that out. “We sit down with a client, do a quote sheet and ask questions, and send an estimator to determine the replacement cost of your home,” said Matt Hill, agent/owner of Logan Branch Insurance. That’s the price to rebuild the structure, and does not include the land value. Typical homeowners’ insurance then takes that replacement value and figures how much the contents are worth. Usually that’s a percentage of the home’s replacement value, from 50 to 70 percent. “If your home is a total loss, you might find that you run out of contents coverage pretty quickly,” said Hill. “You’ll be surprised how much you have accumulated over the years.” He recommends making an inventory of your home’s contents, and taking pictures. Take at least two pictures per room so you can cover all the walls. Keep them on a memory card. Give that card to a relative or insurance agent, or put it in a safe deposit box. (Not at home, where it could be destroyed.) There are “sublimits” on contents. For example, jewelry may be covered in a range of $1,000 to $3,000 for theft. If that amount isn’t enough, you’ll need what’s called an “endorsement,” which is additional coverage. You might need an endorsement for a valuable collection, jewelry, precious metals, guns, antiques, musical instruments used by a performer in the household, or coin collections. There are also endorsements for calamities other than fire, like termite or rot, earthquakes, sinkholes, or vermin. No homeowners’ insurance includes flood insurance. That’s available from the government. You and your agent can decide what you need and can afford. Most homeowners insurance is a “comprehensive perils policy,” meaning that the policy tells you what is NOT covered. Anything not mentioned is covered. A “named perils policy” is rarer and only lists what IS covered. Your Stuff In addition to homeowners’ contents insurance, renters would do well to get renters’ insurance. The contents of your apartment are not covered by your landlord. “People don’t realize how inexpensive tenant’s insurance can be and most don’t have it,” Hill said.

“They can lose everything they own. Coverage, especially when purchased from the same company as your car insurance, can be less than $200 a year.” The policy can follow you from rental to rental. Just call your agent when you move. Checkups & Adjustments Have you made home improvements since you got your homeowners’ policy? Make sure to tell your insurance agent so the new replacement cost of your home can be raised accordingly. Did you get your wife an expensive diamond ring? Have you splurged on a $20,000 yard tractor? Sit down with your agent every three to five years and make adjustments for these changes. Vehicle Insurance Automotive insurance is less complicated, but costs more. It can really save you when it comes to a bad accident. It’s a reasonable cost for adults with good driving records, but can go up dramatically when there’s a teen driver in the house. “It’s tempting to lower your coverage when you add a teen driver, just to save a little on the higher premium,” Hill said. “That’s not a great idea. Your inexperienced driver needs good coverage and is more likely to use it.” It can be a big relief after an accident when your insurance company takes care of everything with a big check – far more than you ever paid in. It’s a good investment. Liability Insurance Those who run a business out of their home may have extra assets to protect and could also need liability insurance if the public comes there to do business. Folks like insurance agents, doctors, and accountants operating from home will need liability coverage for their clients. That would be another one of those “endorsements” you can get on your homeowners’ insurance. Property In Motion What if that $20,000 lawn tractor got wrecked on someone else’s property? What if your spouse took off an expensive diamond ring and left it in a public restroom, and it was lost or stolen? What if your golf clubs disappeared from your country club or your guns got stolen from camp? The old term is “inland marine insurance,” which denotes “property in motion.” This endorsement covers valuables even when they are removed from your home. Communicate “Everyone is different. Every policy is different. The conversation you have with your agent is very important. Know what you have and what you don’t have. Discuss what you need and what you don’t need,” Hill said. “Then you can make the decisions that are best for you.”

With the economy being the way it is right now, it is definitely a good time to buy real estate. With so much information out there, even researching can be a time consuming event, but there are ways to get great deals on real estate right now. One thing to keep in mind is that there are more homes for sale than are going to get sold. Don’t settle for a piece of property that you are not 100 percent in love with because what you are looking for can literally be right around the corner. According to a Market Analysis Report done by the Centre Country Association of REALATORS from January 2009 to December 2009 of the 2,564 l listings only 1,565 were closed. It is also a great time to be a first-time homebuyer. State College has two programs that help income qualified buyers receive as-

sistance in purchasing State College Borough homes. The First Time Buyer Program provides mortgage assistance and closing cost assistance. The second program is the State College Community Land Trust, a non-profit entity that purchases Borough homes, renovates them, and re-sells them to income qualified applicants for prices that average about 70 percent of market value. Applicants need not currently reside in the State College Borough. There are income qualifications based on family size. Not a first time homebuyer? Another resource is through the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency, whose mission is “to make the Commonwealth a better place to live while fostering community and economic development. The PHFA provides the capital for decent, safe, and affordable homes and apartments for older adults, persons of modest means, and those with special housing needs.” Yet another resource is Keystone Home Loan. The Keystone Home Loan program is a low-interest 30-year mortgage available to first time homebuyers and second-time homebuyers who have sufficient funds for down payment and closing costs.

Saving On Household Bills By Ebun Adewumi

When looking for ways so save money each year, it is easy to overlook common areas like electricity, and extras like internet, television, and telephones. To save money on electricity, you could change your incandescent light bulbs to energy-efficient fluorescent bulbs, wash your laundry in cold water and air dry it, and replace old windows with those that have better insulation value. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, if you’re trying to decide whether to invest in a more energy-efficient appliance or you’d like to determine your electricity loads, you may want to estimate appliance energy consumption. You can use this formula to estimate an appliance’s energy use: Wattage × Hours Used Per Day ÷ 1000 = Daily Kilowatt-hour (kWh) consumption Even though, technically, the internet, TV, and phones are not necessities, in this day and age they are things a family really can’t live without. Fortunately, with new technology, there are more options to choose from. With television, for example, there used to be only one or two local companies to choose from.

Now with everything digital, there are several more. Companies also like to try to entice new customers with their package deals. It seems like a simple idea to just pay a lump sum every month but what some consumers don’t realize is that after the sometimes-short promotion period the rates go up, sometimes double what they thought they would pay. Another way to save money is to downgrade. With wifi available so many locations, if you don’t spend time at home online you might not need the Internet at your house. Even switching from high speed internet to dialup or DSL saves money as some plans are as cheap as $10 a month. Home phones may not be needed if everyone has a cell phone. Even if a house phone was wanted for emergencies, it’s easy to downgrade to the bare minimum. Checking your cell phone plan every so often helps you see if you are using all the features you are paying for or if a downgrade is possible. With a little extra work and some creative thinking saving money on household bills creates extra money for savings.

Bellefonte Rotary Donates to Borough

Bob Lamb, Susan Morgan, and Debbie Rowley of the Bellefonte Sunrise Rotary Club present Bellefonte Borough Council President with a check in the amount of $7,000 to assist with the construction of a playground at the Bellefonte Little League Field. Photo by Brian Baney

Weekly Dish

JANUARY 21, 2011



The By Susan Stott

This week’s recipe is for Marsala-Glazed Winter Vegetables. Don’t let the cold weather keep you from enjoying fresh produce. This winter vegetable dish proves that flavorful, fresh ingredients can be enjoyed year-round.

Marsala-Glazed Winter Vegetables 3 cups  (1/2-inch) cubed peeled rutabaga (about 1/2 pound) 1- 1/3  cups  (1/2-inch-thick) slices parsnip (about 1/2 pound) 1- 1/4  cups  pearl onions, peeled (about 1/2 pound) 1  cup  (1/2-inch-thick) slices carrot (about 1/2 pound) 1- 1/2  cups  trimmed halved Brussels sprouts (about 1/2 pound) Cooking spray 1  tablespoon  butter 1  tablespoon  extra virgin olive oil 2  teaspoons  chopped fresh or 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme 1/2  teaspoon  salt 1/4  teaspoon  freshly ground black pepper 1/8  teaspoon  ground nutmeg 1/2  cup  dry Marsala wine Preparation: Preheat oven to 450°. Bring 2 quarts water to a boil in a Dutch oven. Add the rutabaga, parsnip, onions, and carrot; cook 4 minutes. Add Brussels sprouts, and cook 1 minute. Drain and place vegetables in a large roasting or jelly roll pan coated with cooking spray. Add butter and the next 5 ingredients (butter through nutmeg), stirring mixture until butter melts. Pour wine over vegetables; cover pan with foil. Bake vegetables at 450° for 30 minutes. Uncover and stir vegetables (do not remove pan from oven). Bake an additional 15 minutes or until vegetables are tender, stirring after 8 minutes.

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Each week I will feature one recipe, and try to include all the nutritional information if available. I will be using recipes from all categories. If you have a health conscious recipe you would like to have us try and share with other readers, please submit it to: Susan Stott, C/O The Gazette, P.O. Box 129, Warriors Mark, PA 16877, or email to: astott@ (use subject: Recipe).

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JANUARY 21, 2011

Penns Valley Historical Museum Holds History Dinner

The Penns Valley Historical Museum held its annual membership dinner meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, January 13, at the New Hope Church on Route 45, west of Spring Mills. After a welcome by Penns Valley historian, Vonnie Henninger, and the saying of grace by museum board member Wesley Miller, the 46 people present enjoyed a delicious meal prepared and served by members of the New Hope Church. After the meal, the guest speaker for the evening was introduced. Dr. William A. Pencak, Penn State Professor of History and Jewish Studies, presented a program titled “History on the Highway: Historical Markers in Penns Valley.” Dr. Pencak presented some interesting historical information regarding each of the three historical markers located in the Penns Valley area. The first marker mentioned is along route 144, just south of Centre Hall, denoting the location of Potter’s Fort, which gives the nearby village of Old Fort its name. Built

Dr. William A. Pencak spoke on historical markers in Penns Valley.

The patrons enjoyed a good meal.

By Pat Park Most modern plots can be traced back to Shakespeare or the Bible. Francine Rivers has retold the story of Hosea from the Old Testament in her novel Redeeming Love. In order to live, Angel had become a prostitute. The year is 1850; the place is California and the opportunities for a beautiful woman are few. Raised by a mother who was the mistress of a wealthy man, Angel had only known abuse and

in 1777 by Gen. James Potter, this a barn-raising. He went to Franklin fort was a stockaded fort refuge County (the location of his fafor the settlers of the Penns ther’s plantation) because he Valley region. was seeking medical help. James Potter was of His oldest daughter also Scottish descent, (born lived there. He was a in 1729 in County resident of Mifflin Tyrone, Ireland). He County at the time came to Colonial of his death. America with his fa The second ther, John Potter, in marker in Dr. Pen1741, and the family cak’s talk stands settled in Cumberat the eastern end land County, PA. of Aaronsburg, As a militia marking the site of lieutenant for Nor“The Aaronsburg thumberland County, Story,” which was a James Potter fought in pageant held on Oct. the French and Indian 23, 1949 to commemoWar and reached the rank rate an important, but little of lieutenant-colonel by known, act of tolerAaronsburg founder the war’s end. In 1776, ance that took place in Aaron Levy, circa 1776 he served as a colonel Aaronsburg in 1799. and as a member of the Back then, the village’s first Pennsylvania State Constitutional Con- founder, Aaron Levy (a Jewish-Dutch immivention. During the American Revolution- grant) donated ground for Lutheran and Reary War, he led militia troops at the battles formed congregations, and presented a comof Trenton, Princeton, Brandywine and Ger- munion set that he had purchased to a group mantown. In April, 1777, he was promoted to of Lutherans in the village. The pageant in Brigadier-General of Pennsylvania troops. In 1949 was dedicated to the promotion of racial 1777, he obtained important information for and religious tolerance and featured speeches George Washington, and prevented supplies by Pennsylvania Governor James Duff, Palfrom reaching the enemy. On December 11 of estine Commission Mediator Ralph Bunche, that year, he engaged the enemy under British UN General Assembly Vice President MoGeneral Cornwallis with part of the Pennsyl- hammed Aly Zafrulla Khan, and Supreme vania Militia. Court Justice Felix Frankfurter. Potter later left the army because his wife Aaronsburg was laid out and foundhad become ill. In addition to Potter’s military ed by Aaron Levy in 1786. It was the first career, Dr. Pencak gave insight to the more town in the United States to be founded by mundane aspects of the general’s life. He read a Jewish person. The wide main street was excerpts from the diary of a man who had laid out by Levy in the hope that Aaronsvisited General Potter’s home, and remarked burg would become the capital (county seat) that “not a roach of Centre County, not the state capital, as or flea did I see,” has been widely believed. However, most of but mentioned Centre County’s population was centered that Potter’s dog, around Bellefonte, so it logically became the dripping with county seat. mud and wa- The third historical marker discussed by ter, had jumped Dr. Pencak is located in Boalsburg, and comthrough an open memorates the 28th Infantry Division (“Keywindow, land- stone”) of the Army National Guard, which ing on his fresh- is the oldest division-sized unit in the armed ly laundered forces of the United States. The division was clothes! James officially established in 1879, and it continues Potter died in its service today as part of the Pennsylvania Centre County Army National Guard. in 1789 as the Dr. Pencak believes that the 28th Division result of an in- is a contender for the distinction of being the jury sustained at most important division in the U.S. military

cruelty from men. Michael Hosea is a man who seeks to obey God in everything that he does. When Michael is told by God to marry Angel and to save her from her life as a prostitute. Michael rescues her from an ugly situation and marries her. Angel only expects the worst of any man and to her Michael is just another man. As Michael slowly melts her heart, Angel’s feelings of unworthiness cause her to leave him. Several times he follows her to show his unconditional love. Finally she goes far enough away to be on her own.

Michael knows that she has to find her healing in the love of God, the same as Michael knows it. Francine Rivers has a simple writing style. Her main protagonists and some of her lesser characters were well enough drawn to keep my attention throughout the book. Even though I knew how the old story of Hosea and his prostitute wife Gomer turned out, there were times that I felt Rivers had a different ending in mind. The character of Angel was well done. Enough of her background is given to show why she hated and feared

The historical marker for Potter’s Fort, near Centre Hall in both World War I and World War II. It suffered high casualties and accomplished much in both wars. In WWI, the 28th had 2,000 men killed and 12,000 wounded out of its 25,000 members in a span of just 88 days in combat. In WWII, the Germans knew of the 28th, calling it the “Bloody Bucket”, referring to its bright red keystone insignia, resembling the shape of a bucket. The 28th entered combat just over a month after the June 6, 1944 D-Day invasion at Normandy. It was one of the units which liberated Paris, and marched in the victory parade in August, 1944, returning to combat the very next day. It fought in the Huertgen Forest battle that November suffering 2,000 casualties, and played a crucial role in the Battle of the Bulge. Of its 17,000 men, the 28th had 2,783 killed, and 9,609 wounded in WWII. The “Bloody Bucket” It served in insignia of the 28th Germany afInfantry Division ter the war as part of NATO through 1954, was involved in fighting in Kosovo in 1996, and Iraqi Freedom since 2004. Dr. Pencak’s interesting and informative presentation was very well done and greatly appreciated by his audience. It was good to hear of the historical significance of people and events right here in Centre County. The Penns Valley Historical Museum, Dr. Pencak, and many others are doing a great service by preserving this heritage for future generations.

Michael as a man. The story felt more alive when it centered on her. I was not as much impressed with Michael. For a man of God, he did some things that I thought were underhanded. For example, I found the fact that Angel was barely conscious during the wedding service to be troubling. Maybe the author could explain some of Michael’s traits by setting the story in 1850. Francine Rivers started her writing career in the general market. This was her first novel as a Christian author. In this book she wants us to learn the same lesson that the writers of the Old Testament wanted us to learn: God’s love is unconditional and redeeming. Other than that lesson, Redeeming Love is a fairly typical Romance novel.

JANUARY 21, 2011


BEA’s Taylor Escapes the Rock with a third place finish By Les Barnhart Bald Eagle Area made their third straight appearance in the Escape the Rock tournament last weekend. The 31-team tournament is held at the Council Rock South High School which is located


near Philadelphia. The Eagles’ previous best finish at the Rock was 24th (24 teams). This time around Steve Millward’s squad had a much better finish amid a very competitive field of wrestlers. Jake Taylor was one of four medal winners as he claimed third place after falling in the semifinals to top seeded Connor Moran of Solanco at 171-lbs. Moran edged Taylor 6-4 in a match that was decided in sudden victory. He came back to win his third place bout to give the Eagles their highest placewinner.

Nate Sharkey won his final bout to secure a fifth place finish at 215-lbs while Matt Dillon and Coleman Hoffman did likewise to bring home an eighth place finish at 130 and 160-lbs respectively. The Eagles finished 18th in the 31-team field. Central Mountain and Clearfield, two familiar names in the tournament, both had strong tournaments. Central Mountain finished fourth while crowning two champions with Brian Brill (152) and Zach Corl (HWT) winning their bracket. Clearfield ended tied for 12th place.

Championship Weekend Previews By Matt Masullo

Bears vs. Packers vs The Bears and Packers will renew the oldest rivalry in professional football this weekend, for the first time ever, playing for the NFC championship. Once in the two teams’ storied history have they met in the playoffs, in 1941. The game will be played at Chicago’s Soldier Field, a place where many a Hall of Famer laced up the cleats. The two teams boast the most Hall of Famers of any team in the league (Chicago 26 & Green Bay 21). The Bears lead the all-time series 92-83-6 over the Packers. Had the Bears defeated the Packers on January 2nd, we may not be seeing this game played this weekend. The Packers needed to win out to make it into the playoffs as a Wild Card, but the Bears had already secured the number two seed in the NFC for the playoffs, and had nothing to play for. However, the Bears starters played the entire game, and Packers ended up pulling out the victory, winning 10-3. The game features two of the games brightest stars at the quarterback position in Aaron Rodgers and

Jay Cutler. Rodgers has been playing out of his mind as of late, and Cutler has been reliable all season long for the Bears, who have been known as a smash-mouth, defensive minded football team for years. The game also features two of the better defenses in football this season. The Monsters of the Midway aren’t the new kids on the block in this category, but do feature a new giant in defensive end Julius Peppers. Dom Capers has the Packers defense playing at a very high level, and that shouldn’t be a surprise to most. Their defense features alleverything player Charles Woodson and second year star linebacker and potential Defensive Player of the Year Clay Matthews. The X factor in this game might be Bears return man Devin Hester. One kick to Hester could easily turn into six points. He is as exciting as they come when it comes to the return game. He is the NFL’s record holder for most kick returns for a touchdown in a single season, and in a career. If the Packers play like they did vs. the Falcons, their punter may not even see the field. Fox has the coverage of the NFC Championship game on Sunday at 3:30.

Steelers vs. Jets vs The AFC Championship game is a rematch of one of the regular season’s most exciting games. In Week 15, the Jets defeated the Steelers 22-17. Pittsburgh’s Ben Roethlisberger had two last second passes to the end zone dropped as the Jets escaped “the Burgh” with the victory. The two teams playing could not be any different. Sure, they both play great defense and feature a wide receiver that has a Super Bowl MVP under their respective belts, but the two teams approach to things are a polar opposite of one another, despite what anyone says. Steelers coach Mike Tomlin always talks about humility, going to work and taking care of business. Jets coach Rex Ryan is the reincarnation of Muhammad Ali, minus floating like a butterfly and stinging like a bee. Ryan loves to talk, as he is the most quotable coach in the league. Steelers wide receiver Hines Ward likes to hit people in between the white lines, Jets wide receiver Braylon Edwards likes to hit people outside of clubs in Cleveland. I digress.

The difference in this week’s AFC Championship could be the presence of Steelers all-pro safety Troy Polomalu and tight end Heath Miller. It could be argued that if Miller was on the receiving end of Roethlisberger’s two last second passes (both were intended for backup tight end Matt Spaeth), that the Steelers would have been victorious in Week 15. Polomalu missed the previous matchup with the Jets due to an Achilles injury. Dating back to 2009, the Steelers are 15-4 when Polomalu plays, and 6-7 without him. The last time that the Steelers and Jets faced off in the playoffs (2005), the Steelers came out on top with an overtime victory. This game could end up going to overtime as well, as both teams boast dominant defenses. If the defenses wash each other out, and the play of the quarterbacks equal out, look for special teams to win this game. In the last meeting between these teams in Week 15, the Jets took the opening kickoff back for a touchdown. However, the player who torched the Steelers that December afternoon, Brad Smith, did not suit up last week due to a groin injury. With a trip to the Super Bowl on the line, the teams square off Sunday at 6:30 on CBS.

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Little Lions Roundup The State College Little Lions improved to 7-2 on the season last Wednesday night as they handed host Altoona a 56-50 loss. The Little Lions were led in scoring by Cody Cooper. Cooper had a season-high 18 points against the Mountain Lions (6-5). Tanner Curley had four of the Little Lions’ nine three-pointers in the game en route to scoring 14 points in the win. Altoona had a chance to tie the game at the end but they came up empty. With the win, the Little Lions have now won the last six meetings between the rival schools. Last Friday night, the Lady Little Lions showed once again that there is indeed power in the color pink. On their “Think Pink� Night, they donned their pink uniforms and raised money for breast cancer research. In the process, they defeated visiting McDowell, 50-38. After seeing their double digit lead shrink to just five in the fourth quarter, the girls rallied with a strong finish behind a career-high 21 points from Gina Torretti. Elaine Tillotson added 14 points in the win as the

Lady Little Lions improved to 7-2 on the season. The Lady Little Lions didn’t get much rest as they were in action again on Saturday as they lost 53-41 at Shaler. They fell behind early, trailed at halftime and were unable to make up ground. Gina Torretti once again led the offense with 15 points while Emily Vratarich added 10 in the loss. Courtney Nellis chipped in 9 for the Lady Little Lions. The road also proved difficult for the Little Lions as well as they too lost at Shaler (12-0), 60-43. The loss dropped the Little Lions to 7-3 on the season and ended their six game winning streak. Tanner Curley led the team with 12 points followed closely by Bryan Sekunda’s 11 points. The Little Lions wasted no time in getting back in the win column as they stomped visiting Bishop Guifoyle, 66-29, on Monday night. Byran Sekunda and Hunter Dick paced the offensive attack with 15 points apiece. Tanner Curley added 11 in the rout.

Centre County Youth Lacrosse TIME TO REGISTER FOR THE SPRING 2011 SEASON! ALL SKILL LEVELS WELCOME! Season Runs: March 14 through May 21 Girls and Boys Teams: Ages 9 through 14: [U-11], [U-13], and [U-15] (see web site for details on age breakdowns)

Practice locations in Bellefonte and State College!

For details see: 2011 Season Registration

Registration Deadline: February 15, 2011

Questions, Contact: Dave Jackson at (814) 574-1132, or Mary Ann Harvey (814) 933-8749,

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The Centre County Gazette is proud to announce that Dix Honda has once again stepped up to sponsor the Player of the Week for the high school winter sport season. Athletes from Bald Eagle Area, Bellefonte, Penns Valley and State College will compete each week for the right to be named the “Player of the Week�. Each week we will name one female

athlete and one male athlete as the Player of the Week. Eligible events fall from Saturday through the following Friday night. Coaches, parents, fans and athletes are encouraged to submit names of those who feel should be given consideration each week. Included with those names should be the reason they should be considered as well a photo of the athlete, if possible.

BALD EAGLE AREA LITTLE LEAGUE SOFTBALL REGISTRATION Attention all parents of girls ages 9 through 12 interested in playing softball this spring and

summer. Cost is $40 per player with a $5 discount per child for multiple player families. Bald Eagle Area Little League Softball will be holding open registration on the following dates: • January 24th in the Bald Eagle Area High School cafeteria • January 26th in the Bald Eagle Area High School cafeteria • February 1st in the Bald Eagle Area High School cafeteria Registrations will run from 6-8pm on the nights listed and parents MUST bring the following documentation: • A copy of the child’s birth certificate that will remain on file with the league • The date of last TETANUS shot for child • Registration fee •

Bald Eagle Area Little League Softball Meeting The Bald Eagle Area Little League Softball will be holding their regular monthly meeting

on SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 13TH AT NOON. The meeting will be held in the Bald Eagle Area High School cafeteria. Regular monthly meetings are held the second Sunday of each month at the Bald Eagle Area High School. Those interested can check us out at our Eteamz league page at baldeaglearealittleleaguesoftball where additional information can be found on upcoming meetings as well as other league news. This is an exciting new league and provides a new opportunity for the girls in the Bald Eagle Area School District. Please do what you can to be a part of the league. “This will never be our league unless you are a part of it�


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By Matt Masullo Steelers 31 Ravens 24 Across the state, there is a play known simply as “4th and 26”. Then Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb hit the much-maligned Freddie Mitchell on a play that helped the Eagles to advance to their 3rd consecutive NFC Championship game. In Pittsburgh, you have the “Immaculate Reception” that won the Steelers a playoff game and changed the face of a franchise. “3rd and 19” won’t be mentioned in the same breath as Franco Harris’ amazing play, but for Steeler Nation, it was quite exhilarating. Facing 3rd and 19 yards to go late in the 4th quarter, Steeler quarterback Ben Roethlisberger came up with what could be the signature play in his career. He hit a streaking Antonio Brown for a 58-yard strike, setting up 1st and Goal from the 4-yard line. Rashard Mendenhall would go on to score his 2nd touchdown of the game to give the Steelers a 31-24 lead with less than 2 minutes remaining in regulation. The Baltimore Ravens went out and traded for Anquan Boldin this past off-season, and signed former Bengal and Seahawk T.J. Houshmandzadeh to bolster their receiving corps, and give quarterback Joe Flacco more weapons for games like this. Both receivers came up with crucial drops as Boldin dropped a touchdown pass and Houshmadzadeh dropped a pass on the last offensive play of the game for the Ravens. The Steelers held the Ravens to 126 yards of total offense. The two teams would prove all of the experts wrong in this high scoring affair. Two regular season meetings, that the teams split, were both decided by three points. Packers 48 Falcons 21 Aaron Rodgers completed 31 of his 36 passes for 366 yards and 3 touchdowns as the Packers dominated the Falcons 48-21 in the NFC Divisional Playoffs. He also ran for a score of his own in the 3rd quarter. Rodgers out-dueled fellow young gun Matt Ryan Saturday, who going into the game had a 20-2 career home record in the Georgia Dome. The Packers outgained the Falcons 442 yards to 194. The game opened up with Atlanta drawing first blood on a Michael Turner touchdown run. Early in the 2nd quarter, back-to-back scores kept the fans in the Georgia Dome on their feet. Jordy Nelson hauled in a 6-yard touchdown pass from Rodgers, and the Falcons answered that on the ensuing kickoff with an Eric Weems 102-yard return for a score. The Falcons wouldn’t see pay dirt again until the 4th quarter, facing a 28 point defect and Aaron Rodgers’ march to playoff stardom. Rodgers numbers were better than his predecessor Brett Favre ever put up in a playoff game. As he was running off the field as the game ended, Rodgers was serenaded with cheers of “Go Pack Go!” The funny thing about it is that the Packers weren’t playing at Lambeau Field.


Bears 35 Seahawks 24 Jay Cutler’s first career playoff throw would be a memorable one, as he hit Greg Olsen for a 58-yard scoring strike on the Bears third offensive play from scrimmage. Cutler and the Bears would stay hot on a chilly Chicago day, and go on to defeat the Seahawks 35-24. Cutler accounted for four of the five Bears scores (2 passing, 2 rushing) on the day, and in atypical Cutler fashion, he managed to do it without throwing an interception. Matt Hasselbeck threw for 258 yards and 3 scores on 46 attempts for the Seahawks. The score ended up closer than the game actually was, as the Bears held a 28-0 lead late into the third quarter. Hasselbeck’s receivers struggled catching the ball all day. He did lose one of his favorite targets in John Carlson on their first drive of the game. Hasselbeck rolled to his left and hit Carlson coming out of the backfield. Carlson headed towards the sideline, and tried to hurdle a Bears defender, but as he leaped, his legs were taken out from under him and he landed on his head on the Seahawk sideline. Carlson was carted off the field with a concussion, and all indications are that he is OK. Jets 28 Patriots 21 Shonn Greene’s touchdown celebration in the 4th quarter was fitting, as he placed the ball on the ground and used it as a pillow. His 16-yard run put any chance the Patriots had at making a run at a fourth Super Bowl title to rest, as the Jets shocked the Patriots, upending their divisional foes 28-21. Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez outshined media favorite Tom Brady on the day, throwing three touchdowns to Brady’s two. He also didn’t turn the ball over like Brady did, as Brady was intercepted for the first time in over 400 passing attempts. Sanchez led the Jets up and down the field all night, as his coach and teammates led them off the field all week in the media. Head coach Rex Ryan opened the week by saying that it was personal, and that the game was about he and Patriots head coach Bill Belichick, Antonio Cromartie had some choice words for Tom Brady, and Patriots wide receiver Wes Welker even joined in on the trash talk during the week with some subtle jabs at the Jets head coach. Down 21-11 in the 4th quarter, Brady did lead his team down the field for a field goal, making the score 21-14. The ensuing onside kick attempt from the Pats would fail, as Cromartie would recover and take the ball deep into Patriots territory. Two plays later, Greene would scamper off of right end for a 16-yard score. His excessive celebration penalty for using the football as a prop, would force the Jets to kick from their own 15-yardline. Brady would again lead his team down the field, this time, connecting on a 13-yard pass to Deion Branch, making the score 28-21. The Patriots had one last shot at recovering an onside kick, but again, would fail.

Rams Roundup

The Penns Valley Rams’ basketball team was action at home last Wednesday night as they played host to the visiting Central Scarlet Dragons. The Rams got a game-high 14 points from Collin Smith and 12 points from Ryan Patten to pull away for the 44-32 win to improve to 11-1 on the season. The Lady Rams took to court against Central on Thursday night but not only were they on the road in Martinsburg but they also lost, 46-26. Heather Holmes led the Lady Rams in scoring with 12 points. The JV team did pick up a 35-28 win in their game. Saturday night had the Lady Rams back on their home court against neighboring Central Mountain. The Lady Rams comeback bid fell short as they lost 46-45 to the Lady Wild-

cats. They overcame a 14 point halftime deficit thanks in part to Cassie Hazel’s team leading 12 points. Carolyn Darr chipped in 9 point in the loss as they fell to 3-8 on the season. The Rams’ wrestling team was in action last weekend at the Juniata Duals. Despite their 1-4 record as a team in the five matches, the Rams saw several wrestlers enjoy success. Two wrestlers, Joey McNitt (130lbs) and Seth Decker (135lbs), each went 5-0 at the Duals. McNitt picked up bonus points in all five wins with three falls, a major decision and a forfeit while Decker notched three falls and forfeit in his wins. Neil Hosterman (145lbs) went 4-1 with three falls and a forfeit while Matt Swartz (171lbs) posted a 3-1 record with two falls. Elliot Dillon went 4-1 with four falls at 215lbs.


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Bald Eagle Area Roundup


Last Thursday, the Lady Eagles pushed their record to 10-0 with a road win over Tyrone, 57-36. The Lady Eagles opened an early lead and never looked back. Lexi Josefik nailed three treys on her way to a team-high 14 points. Marissa Ward added 12 points in the lopsided victory while Maggie Meek chipped in 9 points. The Lady Eagles returned home for a game Saturday. They prevailed 61-44 in that contest with Marissa Ward pacing the offense with 19 points. The Lady Eagles improved to 11-0 on the season. The boys were in action at home on Monday night as their comeback attempt fell short against Cambria Heights. In the 66-60 loss, Justin Taylor tallied 23 points while Dennis Fisher had 14 points. The Eagles’ record dropped to 2-12 on the season.

Attention all parents of kids ages 5 through 12 interested in playing baseball. Cost is $40 per player in the 7-12 year old division and $30 for the T-ball level (5-7 year old) with a $5 discount per child for multiple player families. Milesburg Little League will be holding open registration on the following dates: • January 24th in the Bald Eagle Area High School cafeteria • January 26th in the Bald Eagle Area High School cafeteria • February 1st in the Bald Eagle Area High School cafeteria Registrations will run from 6-8pm on the nights listed and parents MUST bring the following documentation: • A copy of the child’s birth certificate that will remain on file with the league • The date of last TETANUS shot for child • Registration fee


Youth softball players, ages 7-12, in the Penns Valley area are encouraged to sign up for the upcoming softball season. There will be two divisions: Minor: Ages 7-9 and Majors: Ages 10-12 REGISTRATION DATES are Sunday, January 23 and Sunday, January 30 from 1 - 2 PM at the Old Gregg Township School, in Spring Mills, in the gym.

Registration/ Medical/ Code of Conduct forms will all be available at registration. The registration fee will be $25 for the first player and $15 for siblings. Please bring a copy of your birth certificate if it is your first time playing youth softball. For questions or information contact Carrie Rishel @ 571-5536 or Terry Houtz @ 349-5703 or Jake Lyons @ 364-9216

Battle of the Seniors Bellefonte’s team was victorious over Dubois on Wednesday night in their win 133.1 to 116.225. First year team member and senior Kylie Purnell had her highest all-around score of the season taking the All-Around title away from Dubois senior Taylor Schall. Schall won the vault (9.25) and the floor exercise (9.0); however Purnell won the uneven parallel bars (8.8) and balance beam (9.175), edging out Schall by just .225 in the all-around 35.175 to 34.95.

It was a tight race between the two seniors. They will meet up again when both teams travel to the Moon Invitational this weekend, at a dual meet with Dubois in February, at the District Championship meet and again at Team and Individual States. Not far behind the senior duo is the freshman tandem of Taylor and Haley Sinclair. It will be a tight race for the all-around title at the end of the season in District VI and IX.

In addition to Purnell’s highest all-around score of the season, teammate Miranda Boatman also had two career high scores at the meet. Boatman, a junior, earned her highest bar and beam scores with a 7.325 and 7.45 respectively. Bellefonte’s depth in the lineup added in the win on every event. The closest event between the 2 schools was on vault, where Bellefonte edged out a win by 1.8 points; however it was the uneven parallel bars where Bellefonte made the biggest difference of the evening winning the event by over 8 points. A few of the team members are making a special trip to Moon Township to participate in the Moon Invitational on Saturday, January 22. The varsity gymnasts will be back together as a team as they take on the Lady Little Lions of Altoona on Wednesday, January 26th at 6 pm in the Bellefonte Middle School Gymnasium.

Bellefonte Basketball Weekly Roundup By Matt Masullo

Wednesday January 12, 2010

Bellefonte used big 1st and 3rd quarters to defeat the Bison of Clearfield, 52-40. The Raiders scored 16 points in the 1st quarter and 18 in the 3rd during the victory. Zach Moerschbacher led the way for Bellefonte with 16 points, and Robbie Proper chipped in 11. Robbie Myers and Jack Mellgaro each had 9 points for Clearfield in the loss.

Just a reminder that with the all the sports going on in the county, it’s 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: sports@ regarding your sports story as well as a phone number where you can be reached if needed. You can

Friday January 14, 2010

Bellefonte used some last second heroics from senior Zach Moerscbacher to defeat the Tyrone Golden Eagles 49-47. His putback with eight seconds remaining in overtime helped the Raiders improve their record to 7-5. The Raiders trailed late in the 4th, but three-pointers by John Kowalchuck (11 points) and senior Landon Williams (11 points) sent the game to overtime. Robbie Proper led the Raiders in scoring with 13 points, and Steve Franco scored 14 to lead the Golden Eagles.

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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By Don Bedell


Part Two – September to December

It seems when the new school year started in Centre County, it opened up the floodgates on local entertainment. September started off with a bang as country music group Sugarland took to the Bryce Jordan Center stage along with Little Big Town and Ellis Paul. The Gazette’s Sue Stott was on hand and wrote that Sugarland’s Jennifer Nettles and Kristian Bush “gave an outstanding performance full of energy and fun.” The next week, a personal thrill for me was seeing The Rhythm Devils at The State Theatre. The Rhythm Devils are made up of Mickey Hart and Bill Kreutzman of The Grateful Dead. The Devils put on a show that any “Deadhead” would have enjoyed playing through two sets of classic Grateful Dead music. In the midst of all that music in early September, State College Community Theatre finished up their 2010 season with The Curious Savage at the Boal Barn Playhouse. Our book and theatre reviewer Pat Park was impressed, saying “Here is the perfect summer play well done. Any comedy that can make you laugh and also bring a bit of a tear to your eye is worth going to see.” September closed out with a bang as well with two shows just a day apart at The State Theatre. First up, it was Rock & Roll Hall of Famer, Chrissie Hynde of The Pretenders. Hynde was here with her new band JP, Chrissie & The Fairground Boys. I don’t think I’ve ever been more nervous doing an interview than when I interviewed her. I feel like I made a mistake asking her how it felt to “pave the way” for female rock musicians of today like Sheryl Crow. She answered by saying, “I don’t agree that I paved the way for anything. And I just can’t answer that question. It’s  not a gender thing with me. Rock music is kind of a lifestyle or an attitude.” The second show during that last week of September was the return to State College of Big Head Todd & The Monsters. I was blown away with front man Todd Park Mohr’s singing and guitar playing. Great show from a great band! In October, Gazette contributor Karen Dabney shined the spotlight on belly dancers – right here in Centre County – known as The Pepper Lotus Tribal Dancers. October also saw another incredible guitarist on the State Theatre stage. Martin Sexton performed on the 20th and I was in awe of his guitar playing expertise. In an interview prior to his show, Sexton tried to describe his music to me saying, “I don’t know. It’s music. I guess, really it’s pop. There are songs on there that you could hear on the radio. It’s pop music, I guess. Pop soul? Folk rock? Who knows?” On October 22, a local debut CD was released from Bellefonte’s John “JT” Thompson. He celebrated the release with a CD Release Party and show at the bar in Boalsburg. Thompson is a hard-working musician playing with Maxwell Strait and AAA Blues Band as well as regular solo performances. The CD is entitled Chase Away Your Blues. October closed out the same as September did with multiple shows in one week. On Friday, October 22, Pittsburgh’s The Clarks played to a packed house at The State Theatre with their straight ahead no-nonsense rock & roll. That same night, the legendary Eagles performed at the Bryce Jordan Center. Our own Brian Baney was there. When the band returned for their encore that night, Glenn Frey stepped to the mic and said, “Okay, we took our Geritol, we got our second

wind!” As if that wasn’t enough entertainment that weekend, Karen Dabney covered the Guy Mendilow Band performance at the WPSU Studios on Saturday night the 23rd. The show was part of the Acoustic Brew Concert Series and the band performs ancient and modern fold music. Karen said, “The band had a very accessible style and engaged the audience with jokes and audience participation.” Finally, Robert Randolph & The Family Band rocked the State Theatre on October 26. The crowd was on its collective feet the entire night and Randolph even invited eight women from the State College crowd onto the stage to dance during one song. A show that really caught me by surprise in early November was the Yonder Mountain String Band. They are a bluegrass band that has gained popularity within the “jam band” community. It was the first time I think I have ever seen people standing in front of the State Theatre before a show trying to find someone selling extra tickets. The theatre was packed and the crowd danced the entire night. Being that the crowd was mostly made up of college-aged young adults, I had to keep reminding myself that this was in fact a bluegrass show. Pat Park went to the Playhouse Theatre on campus in November to catch the Penn State School of Theatre’s presentation of Peter Pan. Pat was impressed with PSU Student Audrey Cardwell, who played the lead of the boy who refused to grow up. The annual Harry Smith Festival took place in mid November at the Elk Creek Café and Aleworks. Our Man-AboutPenns Valley, Sam Stitzer was there again for us this year. Sam says, This festival is acquiring a reputation for being one of the premier events in the folk music scene.” It attracted local bands as well as regional performers who made the trek to Millheim. Pat Park went back to school in late November as the Bald Eagle Area High School put on Thornton Wilder’s The Matchmaker. Pat was impressed saying, “The enthusiasm of everyone involved, from the parents who form the Booster Club to the cast and crew, was contagious.” November closed out with a performance at the State Theatre from Grammy Award winning singersongwriter Shawn Colvin. Colvin was very entertaining and loose with the crowd telling humorous stories in between songs. Finally, we ended out the year with a profile on the local bluegrass outfit, The Allegheny Ridgerunners, prior to their performance at Bonfatto’s in Bellefonte. Nick Hilscher put on “A Swingin’ Holiday” with the sounds of Frank Sinatra and his big band at the State Theatre performing Sinatra classics and holiday favorites as well. And right before Christmas, we let you know about a new CD release from Spring Mills mixed-media artist and musician Annie-hannah Mancini. Mancini’s double-CD of Christmas music in December and a portion of every sale goes to benefit The Hope Fund of Penns Valley. Well, 2011, you’ve got your work cut out for you to live up to the great performances that we were privileged enough to witness in 2010. From the looks of it already, I think 2011 is going to be a good year as well. Remember to SUPPORT THE ARTS! Support live music. Support theatrical performances. The best way you can do that is by purchasing a ticket. Thank you Centre County for a great year of entertainment! Cheers!

JANUARY 21, 2011

Live Entertainment Schedule 1/21/11 – 1/27/11 Bar Bleu – Downtown State College

All Entertainment starts at 10:30pm 1/21 Lowjack 1/22 Ted McCloskey & The Hi-Fi’s 1/27 Royal Benson

The Saloon – Downtown State College All Entertainment starts at 10:30pm 1/21 Velveeta 1/22 Mr. Hand 1/23 Atomic Supersonic 1/24 Smokin’ Karaoke 1/25 Tuesday Jones 1/26 Broken 1/27 My Hero Zero

The Deli – Downtown State College 1/23 1/27

Tries Bien Ensemble – 11:30am-1:30pm Domenick Swentosky


Greg & Jason Acoustic

1/21 1/22 1/23 1/26 1/27

AAA Blues Band,7pm N’oreaster (aka Stubby’s Funk), 10:30pm Pure Cane Sugar, 9:30pm Kris Kehr, 9pm Andy Tolins Bluegrass Revue, 7pm Wilgus & Bishop & Waffles, Belly Dancers & Harold, 7pm Thursday Night in the ‘Soul Kitchen’ with ‘Black Coffee, 11pm


Grain with Laura Orshaw, 10pm

1/25 1/26

Richard Benninghoff Table Magic, 6pm Ken Volz, 9pm

1/22 1/23 1/27

Dave Liebman, 8pm The Sirens, 5pm The Back Porch Blues w/ Juke & Josh, 7:30pm

1/21 1/22 1/23 1/24 1/25 1/26 1/27

Ted McCloskey & The Hi-Fi’s, 10:30pm The Phyrst Phamily, 10pm Lowjack, 10:30pm Open Mic Night, 9pm Table Ten, 10:30pm The Nightcrawlers, 10:30pm Atlas Soundtrack, 8pm Maxwell Strait, 10:30pm

1/21 1/22 1/23 1/26 1/27

Tommy Wareham, 6pm & 9pm Dominic Swintosky, 8pm Ted & Molly, 8pm Tommy Wareham, 7:30pm Scott Mangene, 8pm

1/21 1/22 1/26 1/27

Giants of Science Hitchcock Karaoke w/ DJ Foxx Country Karaoke & Country Dance w/ DeeJay Houser

1/21 1/22

Mr. Hand, 10:30pm Table Ten, 10:30pm

1/21 1/22

Kate & Molly (and Dan), 7:30pm The Insomniacs, 10pm 5 Cherry Lewis, 10pm

1/21 1/22 1/25 1/26

JR, James & Natalie, 6pm My Hero Zero, 10:30pm Crazy Monkey, 7pm Dave Joyce & The Slow Pitch Band, 10:30pm Cafeoke, 10:30pm Go Go Gadjet, 10:30pm

1/21 1/22

Heart & Soul, 9pm Black Coffee, 9pm

1/25 1/26

Biscuit Jam, 6:30pm JT Blues, 6:30pm


Ruthie Foster Quartet w/ special guest Pure Cane Sugar, 8pm


WWE Presents RAW World Tour, 7:30pm

1/23 1/25 1/27

Click, Clack, Moo, 2pm Fiddler On The Roof, 7:30pm John Scofield & Joe Lovano Quartet, 7:30pm

Inferno Brick Oven & Bar – Downtown State College Zeno’s Pub – Downtown State College

Otto’s Pub & Brewery – N. Atherton St., State College Prospector’s Allegheny Rib Company – State College Elk Creek Café & Ale Works – Millheim The Phyrst – Downtown State College

American Ale House – Toftrees/State College

The Arena – Martin Street/State College

The Rathskeller – Downtown State College

The Darkhorse Tavern – Downtown State College Café 210 West – Downtown State College

Red Horse Tavern – Pleasant Gap Governor’s Pub – Bellefonte

The State Theatre – Downtown State College Bryce Jordan Center – University Park

Centre For The Performing Arts – University Park

Schedules subject to change. Call the venue for details. The Gazette is committed to providing you with a complete listing of upcoming Live Entertainment in Centre County. If your establishment provides Live Entertainment and would like to have your entertainment listed for FREE here in the Gazette, just e-mail your entertainment to

JANUARY 21, 2011


Centre of the Music Scene Dr. Andrew Jackson is pictured with the Alumni Blue Band at the Michigan State v. Penn State Men’s Basketball game at Bryce Jordan Center on Saturday, January 8. Jackson thanks the Athletic Programs at Penn State, Alumni Blue Band and the Alumni Association for their support of the Alumni Basketball Pep Band. The music was great and the Alumni Blue Band is still unbeaten when they perform for the Penn State Men’s Basketball Team for the New Year.

Barbershopper of the Year

Jim Kerhin has been named the 2010 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. After high school Jim served four years in the USAF as an aircraft technician. While serving his military assignment at Rhein-Main Air Base near Frankfurt, Germany, he bought several guitars and a banjo and taught himself music. Soon after his discharge in 1970, with continued relentless practice, he became a professional musician. While living in Milwaukee, Jim played various styles of music in a variety of bands. He retired from Sears in 2003 after 32 years in management and moved to State College in 2005. He continues to enjoy his many musical pursuits outside of barbershop singing. Jim plays the four-string banjo, five-string banjo, guitar, electric bass guitar and harmonica. Jim joined the Nittany Knights Barbershop Chorus after seeing their annual show in 2005.  Starting as a bass, he soon

Jim Kehrin receiving the 2010 Barbershopper of the Year award from the Nittany Knights Chorus President, Jim Decker. moved to the lead position as his new home in the chorus. He currently sings lead in the Logan’s Hero’s barbershop quartet. Jim has served as the vice president of Music and Performance and now serves on the board of directors. He currently serves as the chorus manager handling the bookings and logistics for the Nittany Knights.

The Princess & The Pea, Set to Music!

By Pat Park BELLEFONTE - Tuesday night (1/18) I was lucky enough to be invited to Bellefonte High School for their dress rehearsal of Once Upon A Mattress. Marilyn Knoffsinger and her crew have obviously put a lot of work into this production and it shows. The lively overture set the mood for the evening. The orchestra is made up entirely of students and director Jay Zimmerman can be very proud of them. I was just happy that I could hear lyrics. I get very frustrated when the orchestra is louder than the voices. The “plot” of the play is nicely summarized at the beginning of the show by the Minstrel, played by Alyssa Spaw. The masked pantomime, while she explained the old story of the Princess and the Pea, was an elegant touch. Miss. Spaw has a beautiful voice, but needs to project a little more. It is impossible to mention all of the names of the rather large cast, but some need special recognition. Jake Van Bramer’s King Sextimus the Silent was perfectly understated. This is a part that can easily steal the show and Mr. Van Bramer came close. Giving him competition as scene stealer was Cat Rokavec,

the smallest cast member who was clean and sharp as the Jester. Lady Larkin and Queen Aggravain, played by Marissa Weaver and Melissa Hilder respectively, were a good contrast in character. Each was exceptionally good. Steven Bone was well cast as handsome Sir Harry. Prince Dauntless, played by Brandon Lengyel, and Princess Winnifred, played by Lauren Dabiero, were well matched. Miss Dabiero was convincing as the princess who swam the moat, and we got a feeling that she would very tenderly rule Prince Dauntless once they were married. The show has some very original touches. I loved the Ladies in Waiting, as Princess Winifred’s cheerleaders, trying to spell FRED. My favorite scene though was the Jester reminiscing about his father in “ Very Soft Shoes.” It was very touching. Once Upon A Mattress will be at Bellefonte High School on January 19, 20, 21, and 22 at 7:30. You will be doing yourself a favor if you go to see this energetic production. Plus, you will be helping to support high school drama.


Just send your band information -- however big or small the news is -- to The Gazette! We will start a new feature called “Centre of the Music Scene” which will feature information about the local band scene in Centre County. Whether it’s country, rock, bluegrass, folk, jazz, rap -- whatever -- let us know what’s happening!  We might even do a full-length feature about it! Just send your info via e-mail to or if you have a CD that you’d like us to review, send it to... Centre County Gazette ATTN: Entertainment Editor P.O. Box 679 State College, PA  16804


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Tuesday Night Bluegrass

Old Time & Gospel Jam Pine Hall Lutheran Church 1760 West College Avenue, State College Tuesday nights – 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Join in, or just to listen Music stands OK. Admission is free. Contributions for church utilities are encouraged Bring potluck goodies for the 8:30 p.m. social break (814) 883-0287 or

2011 Bill Welch Memorial Cartoon Series

Saturday, January 22 & Saturday, January 29, 10 a.m. State Theatre Free Sponsored by The Downtown Improvement District and Dix Honda In honor of former State College Mayor Bill Welch, The State Theatre invites you to watch all your Warner Brother’s favorites: Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Porky Pig, the Roadrunner and so much more! Bill Welch was known for his intelligence and wit and for his calming influence on the Borough Council. Welch lived in State College for 65 years and served as State College Mayor for more than 14 years before passing in September 2009. He enjoyed the first Cartoon Series we presented in December 2008.

Lecture: “Meet Theodore Roosevelt” by Dr. Greg Ferro

January 26, 7:30 p.m. PA Military Museum, Boalsburg If you ever camped in a National Park, you have Teddy Roosevelt to thank. If you are amazed at the engineering marvel that is the Panama Canal, you should thank him. If you believe business can get too big, he shared that concern.  He was so respected; his likeness is carved on to Mount Rushmore. Join us on January 26 for a chance to meet and question Dr. Ferro, representing Theodore Roosevelt in person. (814) 466-6263. Public welcomed. Donations accepted.

Leon Russell

January 29, 8 p.m. State Theatre The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Foundation announced the Award for Musical Excellence (previously the Sidemen category) will be presented to Leon Russell this March 14, 2011. Also Leon and Sir Elton John have been nominated for a Grammy Award in the category Best Pop Collaboration With Vocals for their first single from The Union CD, If It Wasn’t For Bad. Leon Russell is a music legend and perhaps the most accomplished and versatile musician in the history of rock ’n roll. In his distinguished and unique 50 year career, he has played on, arranged, written and/ or produced some of the best records in popular music. Leon’s musical style is still resonating with his lifelong fans and is inspiring younger listeners who are discovering his music from either the Mad Dogs & Englishmen or Concert For Bangladesh DVDs. Cost: $33

The Pennsylvania Centre Orchestra’s “Grand European Tour”

Saturday, January 29 at 7:30pm Esber Recital Hall on the Penn State Campus Take a virtual visit to Rome to hear Rossini’s Overture to The Barber of Seville, then on to Vienna for Beethoven’s Symphony No. 1, and finally on to Moscow for the highlight of the evening; Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1, featuring internationally acclaimed pianist Svetlana Rodionova. Of special interest for music lovers who wish to know more about the evening’s program, Maestro Meyer will conduct a Pre-Concert Talk at 6:45 p.m. the night of the performance. Reserved seating ticket prices are $29, $19 and $10. Order tickets online:

Bald Eagle Middle School Drama Club

“Clue,” written by Eric Brisner February 4, 7:30 p.m. A play based on the board game, with a modern-day twist Bald Eagle Middle School Admission $5 for adults; $3 for students

Sunday Afternoons at the Library

Centre County Library 203 North Allegheny Street, Bellefonte February 27, 2:30 p.m. Sponsored by the Bellefonte Historical & Cultural Association Easterly Chamber Players Diane Toulson, flute; Smith Toulson; clarinet, Trina Gallup, bassoon; Ann Sullivan, harp




JANUARY 21, 2011

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Jan. 21 – Ham Pot Pie Dinner The Ferguson Township Lion’s Club will hold a ham pot pie dinner on Friday, January 21 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. The cost is $7.00 per person and you can eat in or take out. Any questions call (814) 238-6695. Jan. 22 – Dessert Cabaret Come enjoy an evening of dessert and entertainment! The Bald Eagle Area Drama Club will be holding a “Dessert Cabaret” on January 22 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the high school cafeteria. Tickets will be available at the door for $8, or $7 in advance from a drama club member. Jan. 23 – Alumni Choir Performance The Essence of Joy Alumni Choir will perform at Zion Community Church Sunday, January 23 during the 10:45 a.m. worship service. The church is located at 3261 Zion Road, in the village of Zion, five miles east of Bellefonte. For more information call (814) 383-4161.

Jan. 28 – Love of Art & Chocolate Conserving Central Pennsylvania’s natural resources is something ClearWater Conservancy works for year-round. On January 28 from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at the Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel, the nonprofit will host an evening of chocolate, art, and music at its 12th annual For the Love of Art and Chocolate event. Tickets cost $30 each and are available by calling (814) 237-0400 or emailing Tickets will also be sold at the door. 

Jan. 23 – Church Concert The Roland Zimmerman family will be in concert at the Runville United Methodist Church on Sunday, January 23 at 6 p.m. The church is along Rte 144 approximately 3.5 miles north of Sheetz in Wingate. Any questions, contact Pastor Doug Mellott at (814) 353-8380.

Jan. 28 – Roast Beef Dinner There will be a Roast Beef dinner at Faith Church in Bellefonte on Friday, January 28 from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.. Faith Church is located behind Bellefonte High School at 512 Hughes Street. The price for dinner will be $8. for adults and $4 for children. The dinner will benefit the Bellefonte High School men’s basketball team.

Jan. 24 – Ham Pot Pie Dinner There will be a ham pot pie/soup & bread dinner January 24 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Bald Eagle Valley Community UM Church, behind Sheetz in Wingate, next to the elementary school. The dinner benefits the building fund. Cost is $8 adults, $6 students, $3 children. For more info call (814) 353-8870

spaghetti dinner at the Centre Hall-Potter Elementary School cafeteria on Saturday, January 29 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. The Penns Valley HOPE Fund is a charity that helps residents in the Penns Valley area who are facing medical emergencies or personal disasters. Tickets cost $10 for adults and $5 for children age five to 12. Children under five years old eat free. There will also be supervised activities in the school gymnasium for the children. Take-out meals will be available. For tickets, call Kathy Coursen at (814) 364-2144.

Jan. 24 –Mary Kay Beauty Night Tapestry Family Planning in Bellefonte is holding a free Mary Kay Beauty Night January 24 from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. at 240 Match Factory Place, Bellefonte. Snow date is January 31. The event is for cervical cancer awareness and includes a nurse Q&A, free Mary Kay samples, Mary Kay beauty consultations, information about cervical cancer, a raffle, and refreshments. Call (814) 355-2762 or visit

Jan. 29 – Kid ID Project Toby Smoyer is a junior at Penns Valley Area High School and is presently working on his Eagle Scout project. He invites you to participate. There will be fingerprinting for KID ID Kits for children ages four to 18 at the Old Gregg School Community Center in Spring Mills on Saturday January 29 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Door prizes and refreshments will be available. Jan. 30 – Global Connections Dinner Honorary co-chairs State College Mayor Elizabeth Goreham and Penn State President Graham Spanier invited you to celebrate Global Connections 50th anniversary January 30 at the Ramada Inn, State College. Reception, appetizer, and silent auction at 5:30 p.m.; Tour de Tables at 6:30 p.m.; and dinner, entertainment, and program at 7 p.m. Tickets are $125 per person. Jan. 30 – Indoor Mini Golf The State College Kiwanis Club is holding an Indoor Miniature Golf Fund Raiser from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. on January 30. A special course will be set up on three floors of the Comfort Suites Hotel behind TGI Fridays off North Atherton Street. Donations are $10 for adults, $5 for children and students, and $20 for family or groups of four or more. Proceeds benefit Kiwanis youth activities.

Jan. 28 & 29 – Indoor Garage & Bake Sale The State College Knights of Columbus is holding an Indoor Garage & Bake Sale at 850 Stratford Drive, State College. The event is scheduled for Friday, January 28 and Saturday, January 29. Operating hours are 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. both days. Jan. 29 – HOPE Spaghetti Dinner The Penns Valley HOPE Fund will host an all-you-can-eat


Red Cross Blood Drive Schedule


Jan 25 - Jan. 28

Tues 25-Jan Red Cross Donor Center 135 S. Pugh St., State College — Weis Fresh Baked Donuts in the canteen....................................................... 10-4:00 Tues 25-Jan Boalsburg Volunteer Fire Hall,113 E. Pine St., Boalsburg — Pizza Mia Pizza in thecanteen.... 12:30-6:30 Tues 25-Jan PSU, Residence Halls, Redifer Commons, Hallway at RM 27 — A $4 contribution will be made to the Four Diamonds Fund in honor of all presenting donors. The donor may choose to which THON-registered student group this will be credited.......................... 1-7:00 Wed 26-Jan PSU, Residence Halls, at Redifer Commons, Hallway at RM 27 — A $4 contribution will be made to the Four Diamonds Fund in honor of all presenting donors. The donor may choose to which THON-registered student group this will be credited................................................. 1-7:00 Thur 27-Jan Old Fort American Legion, 2829 Penns Valley Pike, Centre Hall — Pizza Mia Pizza in the canteen........ 1-7:00 Thur 27-Jan PSU, Liberal Arts, 7 Sparks Bldg., Basement — A $4 contribution will be made to the Four Diamonds Fund in honor of all presenting donors. The donor may choose to which THON-registered student group this will be credited..................................... 10-4:00 Thur 27-Jan PSU, East Halls, Findlay Commons, RM 124 — A $4 contribution will be made to the Four Diamonds Fund in honor of all presenting donors. The donor may choose to which THON-registered student group this will be credited....................................... 1-7:00 Fri 28-Jan State College Area High School, Old Gym, 653 Westerly Pkwy., State College........ 11-4:00 Fri 28-Jan PSU, East Halls, Findlay Commons, RM 124 — A $4 contribution will be made to the Four Diamonds Fund in honor of all presenting donors. The donor may choose to which THON-registered student group this will be credited....................................... 1-7:00 Fri 28-Jan PSU, Brill Hall, All Purpose Room, McKean Rd. — A $4 contribution will be made to the Four Diamonds Fund in honor of all presenting donors. The donor may choose to which THON-registered student group this will be credited..................................... 12-6:00

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Please call the Bald Eagle State Park Office for more information at 814-625-2775!

Wednesday, January 26 Nature for Toddler’s Don’t let your young child miss out on nature! Bring them out to this interactive program designed for children aged three to five years old. Activities will include a variety of basic crafts, stories, short walks, and nature games which could take place inside or outside. Dress for the weather!  This is the first program of a four-month winter series! It will be held on the fourth Wednesday of the month through March. Pre-registration is required for each month by calling the Park Office. Meet at the Environmental Learning Center. January 26, event 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. (also February 23 and March 23)

Friday, January 28 Eat. LEED. Ski: A Mid-Winter Sampler Join the Nature Inn at Bald Eagle for a sampling of what the park and inn have to offer. An allinclusive, one-night stay is designed to introduce you to our sustainability efforts with a locally sourced reception and dinner Friday night. Outdoors, you’re invited to participate in two of the park’s most popular winter programs, Nature on Snowshoes (Friday, 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.) and a Cross Country Ski Adventure (Saturday, 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.). Friday night’s dinner is followed by a fireside screening of The Greening of Southie, a documentary about the first LEED-certified residential building in Boston. Begin Saturday with a locally sourced breakfast which will prepare you for the skiing and historic harvesting ice demonstration (Saturday, 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.). Double occupancy, $179.00 plus applicable taxes. Call the Nature Inn at (814) 625-2879 to book your stay, or for more information. Nature on Snowshoes Explore the winter woods on snowshoes and discover what animals are out and about during this blustery season. A limited number of snowshoes are available for adults and children. Pre-registration is required by Tuesday, January 25 and can be done by calling the park office at (814) 625-2775. If there is no snow a hike will be offered. Meet at the Nature Inn Lobby. Event is 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Saturday, January 29 Cross Country Ski Adventure Learn the basics of cross country skiing at Bald Eagle State Park. Skis, poles, and instruction are free! Pre-registration is required by Tuesday, January 25 and can be done by calling the park office at (814) 625-2775.  If there is no snow a hike will be offered. Meet at the Nature Inn Lobby. Event is 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Historic Ice Harvesting Demonstration Can you imagine a life without a freezer? Stop in for this hands-on demonstration on how ice was once gathered for the ice box. There will be a brief presentation inside and then the program will move to the ice where participants will have the chance to harvest their own ice! Meet at the Nature Inn Lobby. Event is 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.

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

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. BEA Class of 1959 holds its monthly dinner on the first Thursday each month at 6 p.m. at the Highway Pizza Pub on Zion Road in Bellefonte. Any questions call Joyce at (814) 383-4337 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. Bellefonte Elks Lodge meetings are held on the second and fourth Mondays of each month at 7 p.m. at the Bellefonte Elks. The Bellefonte Elks Home Service Night Auction and Las Vegas Night begin at 6 p.m. on February 19 at the Lodge, to support the State Elks Major Project.  This project provides funding for in-home nursing services, at no cost to clients.  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 Kiwanis Club meets every Tuesday at the Moose Club on Spring Street at noon. For information on Kiwanis, contact Richard King, (814) 355-9606.

Tutors needed

Mid-State Literac y Council is loo king for volunteer tutors. These tuto rs teach reading, writing, math, preGED prep, ESL, job skills, and ot her skills needed by adults. Tutors will be trained an d have access to teaching material s for their tutor se ssions. If you can spare two hours a week and would like to help an adult with their lite racy needs, call (814) 238-1809 and ask for Mike or Amy. Mid-Stat e Literacy Council and our student s appreciate yo ur efforts. Tutorin is done from 24 g 8 Calder Way, Suite 307, Stat College. e


Bellefonte Artists’ Exhibit

A new exhibit, “Willard Dominick Retrospective,” will be presented at the BHCA Gallery at the Gamble Mill beginning Saturday, January 15, and running through April 15, 2011. The exhibit will present works by Willard Dominick, a Clearfield artist of wide renown. A reception will be held on Tuesday, March 29, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Refreshments will be provided. All are invited. The Gallery is at the Gamble Mill Tavern, 160 Dunlap Street, Bellefonte. Hours for the exhibit are Monday to Saturday 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m., closed from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. For further information, call (814) 383-0039.

Re-enactors Wanted

Bible Study for Adults offers helpful and practical explanations from Ezekiel & Daniel. There is also a teen meeting (Games & God’s Word) with Pastor Jeremy. These take place at the Nittany Baptist Church just east of Boalsburg on Wednesday nights at 7 p.m. Call (814) 360-1601 for more info. Breast Cancer Support Group meets the first Monday of each month from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. in Conference Room 4, Entrance B, Mt. Nittany Medical Center, State College. Call Kristin Sides for information (814) 234-6175 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 more information call (814) 280-5839. Centre Region Model Investment Club meets in the Mazza Room at South Hills Business School, 480 Waupelani Drive, State College from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on the second Monday of every month. Centre Region Model Investment Club is a project of the  Central PA Chapter of BetterInvesting – the only club they know of in the Centre Region  which has an investment club that is open to the public. For information call (814) 234-8775 or e-mail Grief Support Group meets the first Thursday of each month at 6 p.m. at Centre Crest. For additional info contact Anne Boal, Social Service Assistant, Centre Crest Nursing Facility, 502 East Howard Street, Bellefonte, (814) 548-1140

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Indoor Winter Farmers Market

An indoor winter farmers market is scheduled for every Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the State College Municipal Building, 243 South Allen Street, State College. The market will be weekly for the foreseeable future. The market will feature products from the following vendors: Spring Bank Acres – dairy products Sam Swarey – baked goods Jacob Stoltzfus – drinks, snacks, canned goods Fasta & Ravioli Co. – handcrafted artisan pasta and sauces

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Bellefonte Sunrise Rotary Club meets every Friday at 7:30 a.m. at the Cafe on the Park at Talleyrand Park. Guests and visitors welcome.  (No meetings on December 24 and 31.) For more information on BSRC, contact Debbie Rowley (814) 880-9453.

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Dawg Gone Bees Honey & Gifts – honey and honey products Steve Bowes – fruit and root vegetables Elk Creek Fish Hatchery – smoked trout and salmon For more information, stop by the market and talk to Sam Swarey and/or Raymond Fisher at Spring Bank Acres; or call Jody Alessandrine at the Downtown State College Improvement District, (814) 238-7004.

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 at the west end of Tyrone. Call George at (814) 238-1668. Nittany Mineral Society meets the third Wednesday of the month in Room 114 Auditorium of the Earth & Engineering Sciences (EES) Bldg on the west side of the Penn State Campus in State College. Agenda: 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. – social hour, refreshments in the lobby; 7:30 to 8:00 p.m.- free door prize drawings, announcements; 8 p.m. – speaker. Junior Rockhounds also meet on third Wednesdays, 6:45 to 7:30 p.m. in Room 116 Earth & Engineering Sciences Building (during the social hour for the regular NMS meeting). Call (814) 867-6263 for details. Maps and directions are available through Patton Township Business Association is holding a meeting January 26 from noon to 1 p.m. at the Patton Township Municipal Building. Reservations Required: (814) 237-2822 or 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. Zion MOPS & Beyond meets the first Thursday of each month at 3261 Zion Road Bellefonte from 9:15 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. and on the third Thursday of the month from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. First visit is free; $10 annual membership fee when you join.



JANUARY 21, 2011

This Week’s


Centre County Library/Bellefonte, Centre Hall, East Penns Valley, Holt / Philipsburg & Bookmobile All Centre County Library & Historical Museum locations (Bellefonte, East Penns Valley,

Centre Hall, Holt/Philipsburg, Bookmobile): 26th ANNUAL WRITE AND ILLUSTRATE YOUR OWN BOOK HAS BEGUN!—“Go Hog Wild!” First through sixth graders living in or attending school in Centre County can enter a book of their own creation in our 26th Annual Write and Illustrate Your Own Book Contest at any of the Centre County Library branches (East Penns Valley, Bellefonte, Bookmobile, Centre Hall, Philipsburg). Contest guidelines are available at the locations listed. Entries may be turned in at any branch; deadline is Saturday, February 26. For more information, contact DJ. Lilly at (814) 355-1516 X205 or


As of January 3, 2011, these are the hours of operation at Centre County Library locations: Centre County Library/Bellefonte: Monday: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday: noon to 8 p.m. Saturday: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday: Closed Thursday: noon to 8 p.m. Centre County Library Historical Museum/Bellefonte: Monday: Closed Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday: Closed Centre Hall Area Branch Library: Monday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday: Closed Saturday: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday: 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday: Closed East Penns Valley Area Library/Millheim: Monday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday: 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday: Closed Sunday: Closed Thursday: 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. Holt Memorial Library/Philipsburg: Monday: 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday: 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday: 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday: Closed Saturday: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Centre County Library/Bellefonte—

call 355-1516 for more information: BOOK BABIES—Stories and activities geared for kids up to two years old with a favorite adult in the Centre County Library in Bellefonte: Wednesday, January 26 at 9:15 a.m.: “It’s Snowing!”— Wintry stories and activities. STORYTIME—Stories and related activities geared for twoto six-year-olds with a favorite adult in the Centre County Library Kidzone in Bellefonte: Wednesday, January 26 at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.: “Bear Today, Gone Tomorrow”—We’ve got a cave full of stories about our hibernating friends, and then we’ll make circle bears to keep. NEW YEAR BOOK BINGO—Family Fun Night activities geared for school age kids with their favorite adults in the Centre County Library in Bellefonte: January 21 at 6:30pm: “New Year Book Bingo”—Kids who know their letters and numbers, along with a favorite adult, can welcome 2011 during this after-hours evening of bingo with books as prizes for the winners. USED BOOK/AV SALE Friday, January 28 and Saturday, January 29 during library hours—Hardcover books and DVDs/CDs for $1 each or six for $5; paperback books and VHS or audiocassettes for 50 cents each or three for $1. HOOKS & NEEDLES—Thursdays at 1:30 p.m. in the Centre County Library January 27.

Holt Memorial Library/Philipsburg—

call 342-1987 for more information: BABY’S MORNING OUT—Informal educational play group for babies and toddlers with a favorite adult: Tuesday, January 25 at 10:30 a.m.—Plenty of Puzzles PRESCHOOL STORYTIME— Stories and related activities geared for two- to six-year-olds with a favorite adult: Wednesday, January 26 at 10:30 a.m. and Thursday, January 27 at 2 p.m.: “Puzzle It Out”—We’re getting ready for Puzzle Day with puzzling stories and a puzzle craft. ELEMENTARY ACTIVITIES—Activities geared for schoolage kids with a favorite adult: Thursday, January 27 at 6 p.m.: “Puzzle It Out”—Join us in solving a pile of puzzles including jigsaw puzzles, as well as logic and mystery games. East Penns Valley Branch Library at 225 E. Main Street in Millheim (Millheim Borough Building)— call 349-5328 for more information:

Death Notices and Obituaries Patricia “Patty” Ann Lucas McCool 1/1/65 –1/11/2011 Patricia Ann McCool, 46, of Howard, PA passed away on Tuesday, January 11, 2011 at John Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, MD. Patty was born in Bellefonte, PA on 1/1/1965. She was a 1983 graduate of Bald Eagle High School and she graduated from South Hills Business School with a degree as a Medical Secretary. Patty married Patrick A. McCool of Bellefonte, PA in 1988. She is survived by her husband, Patrick and a son, Richard at home in Howard; her father and mother, John (Rich) & Samantha A. Lucas of Howard; sister Kathy M. (Darren) Fye of Howard; brother, Richard (Angie) Lucas of Montgomery, PA; sister, Carrie (Dayne) Brower of Julian, PA; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Patty’s life was centered around being involved in her husband and son’s interest and activities. In lieu of flowers or contributions, Patty’s wishes would be for you to consider being an organ donor and helping other people going thru similar times of need. A private family rememberance was held on Saturday, January 15 at the Bald Eagle Fish & Game center in Mt. Eagle, PA. A public memorial service will be held on Saturday, January 22 from 1-3pm at the Susquehanna Valley Big Twins Club House at 84 Harley Drive in Woolrich, PA.

HOWARD Howard G. Ardry Jr., 89 of Howard, passed away Tuesday, January 18, 2011 at the Mount Nittany Medical Center in State College. He was born on May 31, 1921 in Jersey Shore. Howard married Betty M. Yarnell on March 12, 1947, she preceded him in death on October 15, 2009. Visitation will be Friday, January 21, 2011 from 6 - 8 p.m. at the Kader-Neff Funeral Home, 135 W. Main Street, Howard. Funeral service will be Saturday, January 22, 2011 at the St. Mark Lutheran Church, 733 Snydertown Rd., Howard at 10:30 a.m. with the Rev. Ruth Kocha Jensen officiating. Burial will be at the Snydertown Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, 55 South Progress Ave. Harrisburg, Pa. 17109 or St. Mark Lutheran Church, 733 Snydertown Rd., Howard, Pa. 16841.  HOWARD Janice M. Reichert, 79, of Howard, passed away Thursday, January 19, 2011 at her home. She was born October 5, 1931 in Lock Haven. Friends will be received Tuesday, January 25, 2011 from 10:00 am until 12:00 pm at the Faith United Methodist Church, 512 Hughes Street, Bellefonte. A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, January 25, 2011 at 12:00 pm at the church with Pastor Andrew Morgan officiating. Burial will follow in Meyer Cemetery, Benner Township. Memorial contributions may be made to the Faith United Methodist Church, 512 Hughes Street, Bellefonte, PA 16823. Arrangements under the directions of Wetzler Funeral Service, Inc. Bellefonte, PA.

Death notices are a free public service involving people with a direct Centre County Connection. Obituaries are paid. Call for more information - 814-632-6700

NEEDLES NIGHT: Stitchers of all ages are invited to bring any sort of needlecraft to work on including knitting, crocheting, needlepoint, and cross-stitch. Get inspired by others’ projects and share sewing tips! Thursday, January 27 at 6 p.m. BOOK BABIES—stories and related activities for up to twoyear-olds with a favorite adult Monday, January 24 at 10:15 a.m.: “Calling All Astronauts!”—Explore our solar system—and maybe even meet an alien—through stories and games. Monday, January 31 at 10:15 a.m.: “Furry Critters”— We’re going to explore the world of groundhogs and other furry critters today. STORYTIMES—stories and related activities for two- to sixyear-olds with a favorite adult: Monday, January 24 at 11:15 a.m.: “Calling All Astronauts!”—Explore our solar system—and maybe even meet an alien—through stories and games. Monday, January 31 at 11:15 a.m.: “Furry Critters”— We’re going to explore the world of groundhogs and other furry critters today.

Centre Hall Area Branch Library—

call 364-2580 for more information: BOOK BABIES—stories and related activities for up to twoyear-olds with a favorite adult: Thursday, January 27 at 1:30pm: “Calling All Astronauts!”—Explore our solar system—and maybe even meet an alien—through stories and games. STORYTIMES—stories and related activities for two- to sixyear-olds with a favorite adult: Friday, January 21 at 1:30 p.m.: “Fly Away”—Today we’ll listen to stories, songs and poems about bird migration, then make a treat for our feathered friends. Friday, January 28 at 1:30 p.m.: “Calling All Astronauts!”—Explore our solar system—and maybe even meet an alien—through stories and games. KNITTING CIRCLE—second and fourth Thursdays from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. January 27



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Welcomes Our Newest Member… Bellefonte Borough! Channels 7 and 98 on the Comcast and Windstream Cable Systems Tune in to C-NET Channel 7 to watch regular meetings of the Bellefonte Borough Council….Meetings will be televised during the week following a Monday night Council meeting at the following times: • Wednesday at 10:00 pm • Thursday at 7:00 am • Friday at 2:00 pm and 6:00 pm • Saturday at 1:00 pm

C-NET programs are also available Online, On-Demand at

JANUARY 21, 2011


Centre County Deed Transfers 01/03/2011 thru 01/07/2011


13 January 2011 List compiled from information provided by Centre County Recorder of Deeds, Joseph Davidson. Publisher not responsible for typographical e r ro r s . T h e p u b l i s h e d information is believed to be accurate, however, publisher neither warrants or accepts any liability or responsibility for inaccurate information. S=Seller B=Buyer T/M=Township/Municipality S: King, Ben B King, Naomi Mae B: King, Jacob B King, Dorothy B Hublersburg Road $33,000.00 T/M: Walker S: Baer, Melville J Baer, Margaret G B: Swales, Gayle A Baer, William J Baer, Melville J Jr Baer, Rick A 119 Shaffer Avenue Centre Hall, PA 16828 $1.00 T/M: Centre Hall S: Neideigh, Coutrney S B: Rossman, Barbara S Rossman, Christyn L 4638 Penns Valley Road $175,000.00 T/M: Penn S: Gillan, Jonathan J Brown, Heather I Gillan, Heather I B: Dixon, Michael 144 Long Street Spring Mills, PA 16801 $124,900.00 T/M: Gregg S: Philipsburg Area Day Care Center Inc B: Child Development and Family Council 328 N Front Street $1.00 T/M: Philipsburg S: Bicher, John E Bicher, Delbert R B: Zeamer, Bryan R Whitetail Mountain Rd $282,000.00 T/M: Curtin

S: Hawbaker, Samuel H Hawbaker, Janice I Brower, Joan H Brower, Ralph F B: Hawbaker-Brower Limited Partnership Valley Vista Drive $1.00 T/M: Patton

S: Olson, Jerry C Olson, Rebecca D B: Placha, Daniel S Placha, Laura C 434 Ridge Avenue $455,000.00 T/M: State College

S: Dirinaldo, Richard W Estate Cornelius, Marie D Extr S: Hawbaker, Vera E Estate B: Richard Dirinaldo Hawbaker, Samuel H Co-Extr Residuary Trust Brower, Joan H Co-Extr Cornelius Marie D Tr Taricani, Thomas J Tr B: Hawbaker, Samuel H 107 S Allen Street Brower, Joan H $1.00 720 Galen Drive T/M: State College $1.00 T/M: Patton S: Marshall, Amy D S: Hawbaker, Vera E Estate B: Marshall, Amy D Hawbaker, Samuel H Co-Extr Chote, Daniel R Brower, Joan H Co-Extr 127 E Main Street Howard, PA 16841 B: Hawbaker, Samuel H $1.00 Brower, Joan H T/M: Howard 242 S Fraser STreet $1.00 S: Mortensen, James H T/M: State College Mortensen, Sharon S: Hawbaker, Vera E Estate B: Jain, Jainendra K Hawbaker, Samuel H Co-Extr Jain, Manju Brower, Joan H Co-Extr 824 Elmwood Street $365,000.00 B: Hawbaker, Samuel H T/M: College Brower, Joan H Valley Vista Drive S: Thwaiters, Barbara T $1.00 B: Temporary Housing T/M: Patton Foundation Inc S: Hawbaker, Vera E Estate 1109 Center Lane Hawbaker, Samuel H Co-Extr $135,000.00 Brower, Joan H Co-Extr T/M: State College B: Hawbaker, Samuel H S: Haight, Vicki L Brower, Joan H B: Ghallon, Perminder S 3031 Carnegie Drive Ghallon, Jasbir K $1.00 808 Strattford Drive T/M: Patton $96,500.00 S: Hawbaker, Vera E Estate T/M: State College Hawbaker, Samuel H Co-Extr Brower, Joan H Co-Extr S: Force, Dwain D Force, Michelle J B: Hawbaker, Samuel H B: Force, Dwain D Brower, Joan H 495 Nittany Valley Drive 1773 James Avenue Bellefonte, PA 16823 $1.00 $1.00 T/M: Ferguson T/M: Walker S: Tice, Lynn D Tice, Beverly A Hoy, Jean M Hoy, James E B: Tice, Lynn D Tice, Beverly A 532 Airport Road $1.00 T/M: Potter

S: J Alvin Hawbaker Testamenttary Trust Hawbaker, Samuel H Co-Tr Brower, Joan H Co-Tr S: Allebach, Cindy S B: Hawbaker, Samuel H Dunkel, Cindy S Brower, Joan H B: Weener, Darlene E 950A W Aaron Drive 256 Deepwood Drive $1.00 Pine Grove Mills, PA 16868 T/M: Ferguson $197,000.00 T/M: Ferguson S: J Alvin Hawbaker Testamenttary Trust S: Spigelmyer, Matthew T Hawbaker, Samuel H Co-Tr B: Spigelmyer, Matthew T Brower, Joan H Co-Tr Decker Valley Road B: Brower, Michael D $1.00 Brower, Melissa A T/M: Potter Hawbaker, Teresa Lawrence, Amy Jo S: Spigelmyer, Matthew T Hawbaker, Todd J B: Spigelmyer, Matthew T 224 W High Street Decker Valley Road $1.00 $1.00 T/M: Bellefonte T/M: Potter S: J Alvin Hawbaker S: Powers, Terrence R Testamenttary Trust Hwozdek, Bruce M Hawbaker, Samuel H Co-Tr B: Holden, Barry Brower, Joan H Co-Tr Holden, Vanessa W B: Brower, Michael D Holden, Sara E Brower, Melissa A Holden, Brett A Hawbaker, Teresa 144 Hartswick Avenue Lawrence, Amy Jo $400,000.00 Hawbaker, Todd J T/M: State College 141 W Bishop Street $1.00 S: Grove Park Associates Inc T/M: Bellefonte B: Ralph Spearly S: C&G Log Sided Homes Contracting Inc B: Gallagher, William J Jr 174 Aster Avenue Gallagher, Christa J $63,000.00 1084 Two Mile Road T/M: Benner Howard, PA 16841 $404,964.00 S: S&A Homes Inc T/M: Walker B: Funk, Douglas F Funk, Martha E S: Amberleigh LP 1984 Autumnwood Dr. B: Kamp, Harvey P State College, PA 16801 Kamp, Marie Y $370,523.00 162 Dorchester Lane T/M: Ferguson Bellefonte, PA 16823 S: Holdren, Margaret J Estate $184,765.00 Holdren, Jon E Co-Extr T/M: Benner Holdren, Scott W Co-Extr B: Britten, Robert L S: McEwen, Gary R McEwen, Terry L Britten, Caroline F B: Hurley, Brent W 112 Windsor Street 160 Amberleigh Lane Philipsburg, PA 16866 Bellefonte, PA 16823 $129,900.00 $169,900.00 T/M: Philipsburg T/M: Benner

S: Byler, John Lee Byler, Suzanne Melissa B: Centre Ridge Farm LP Route SR-0880 $295,000.00 T/M: Miles S: Wilkes, Virginia Ricker B: Gilbert, Heather Ricker Gilbert, Harvey 160 E Whitehall Road State College, PA 16801 $200,000.00 T/M: State College S: Richner, Gerald P Richner, Gloria D B: Richner, Gerald P Richner, Gloria D 703 Blanchard Street Bellefonte, PA 16823 $1.00 T/M: Spring S: Wilson Family Revocable Trust Wilson, Raymond C Tr Wilson, Sally A Tr B: Wilson, Raymond C 906 Green Avenue Bellefonte, PA 16823 $1.00 T/M: Spring S: Wilson Family Revocable Trust Wilson, Raymond C Tr Wilson, Sally A Tr B: Wilson, Raymond C 272 E College Avenue Bellefonte, PA 16823 $1.00 T/M: Spring S: Wilson Family Revocable Trust Wilson, Raymond C Tr Wilson, Sally A Tr B: Wilson, Raymond C 156 Whitman Circle Bellefonte, PA 16823 $1.00 T/M: Spring S: Knupp, Douglas Lynn B: Knupp, Joann L Knupp, Richard W Sr 426 E Logan Street $160,000.00 T/M: Bellefonte S: Fye, Daniel A Sr Fye Susan Marie D B: Fye, Daniel A Sr 194 Fye Road Moshannon, PA 16859-7400 $1.00 T/M: Snow Shoe

S: Mitchell, Edith K B: Kanouff, Susan Kay Kanouff, Emily N 521 State Street $1.00 T/M: Rush S: Smith, Charles M B: Smith, Charles M 117 Elm Road PA Furnace, PA 16865 $1.00 T/M: Ferguson S: Walls, Edward F B: Walls, Edward F Jr 501 Kinkead Street Philipsburg, PA 16866 $1.00 T/M: Rush S: Alters, Helen M B: Helen M Alters Irrevocable Trust Myers, Susan M Tr Ingram, Stacey M Tr Querns, Karen M Tr 758 Spring Creek Road $1.00 T/M: Benner S: Spahr, John F by Sheriff Spahr, Terri L by Sheriff B: Beneficial Cons Disc Co Beneficial Mortgage Co of Pennsylvania 204 Gramley Avenue $10,324.28 T/M: Millheim S: Williams, Curtis D B: Williams, Curtis D Williams, Carol J 2350 Marsh Creek Rd Howard, PA 16841 $1.00 T/M: Curtin S: Drewry, Lynne Drewry, Faith McCormack, Lynne B: McCormack, Lynne McCormack, Faith 602 E Linn Street Bellefonte, PA 16823 $1.00 T/M: Bellefonte S: Fisher, Jenny S Fisher, Charles R Jr B: Sliwinski, Martin J Martire, Lynn M 156 Redwood Lane State College, PA 16801 $365,000.00 T/M: College S: Okoniewski, Euginia B: Okoniewski, Salaomir M Okoniewski, Dariusz J 361 McBath Street $1.00 T/M: Ferguson S: S&A Homes Inc S&A Custom Built Homes Inc Poole, Robert E Haubert, Don E Songer, Thomas F WPSH Associates B: Kustenbauter, Kay F 2346 Sagamore Drive State College, PA 16803 $25,000.00 T/M: Ferguson S: Steere, Steven J Stere, Sarah L B: Hockenbury, Daniel Veneziano, Erin Hall Road $59,000.00 T/M: Union S: Northlands Inc B: Pennington, Michael E Pennington, Kathleen A Two Mile Road $64,600.00 T/M: Walker



PSU201004689 Drug Law Violation – Officer Sproveri filed criminal charges with the office of Magisterial District Judge Jonathan D. Grine against student Jeffery C. Copeland, 3007 Apple Brook Lane, Oakton, VA. Copeland was charged with Possession of a Small Amount of Marijuana and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. The charges stem from an incident which occurred on 16 December 2010 at Geary Hall. PSU201100060 Minor’s Law Violation – Officer Nelson filed a non-traffic citation with the office of Magisterial District Judge Jonathan D. Grine against student Megan L. Arroyo, 33 Oakey Drive, Kendall Park, NJ. Arroyo was charged with a Minor’s Law Violation. The charge stems from an incident which occurred on 10 January 2011 at Bigler Road at McKean Road. PSU201100076 Minor’s Law Violation – Officer Nelson filed a non-traffic citation with the office of Magisterial District Judge Carmine W. Prestia, Jr. against student Erik R. Blekht, 224 Birchwood Road, Old Tappan, NJ. Blekht was charged with a Minor’s Law Violation. The charge stems from an incident which occurred on 11 January 2011 at Bigler Road and McKean Road. PSU201100099 Public Drunkenness – Officer Meyer filed a non-traffic citation with the office of Magisterial District Judge Carmine W. Prestia, Jr. against student Stephanie E. Kelly, 110 Country Barn, Road, West Houston. Kelly was charged with Public Drunkenness. The charge stems from an incident which occurred on 12 January 2011 at McKean Road at Young Hall. PSU201100105 Minor’s Law Violation / Public Drunkenness – Officer Meyer filed two non-traffic citations with the office of Magisterial District Judge Jonathan D. Grine against student Jonathan D. Heiber, 14308 Platinum Drive, North Potomac, MD. Heiber was charged with Public Drunkenness and a Minor’s Law Violation. The charges stem from an incident which occurred on 12 January 2011 at Bigler and Eisenhower Roads. 18 January 2011 PSU201100087 Drug Law Violation – PSO Swain filed a criminal charge with the office of Magisterial District Judge Carmine W. Prestia, Jr. against student, Jay S. Lee, 140 Tudor Drive, North Wales. Lee was charged with The Controlled Substance Drug, Device and Cosmetic Act for Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. The charge stems from an incident which occurred on 11 January, 2011 at Beaver Hall, University Park. PSU201100094 Public Drunkenness / Minor’s Law Violation – PSO French filed two non-traffic citations with the office of Magisterial District Judge Carmine W. Prestia, Jr. against student, Matthew Allen, 9176 Findley Lake Road, North East. Allen was charged with Public Drunkenness and Minor’s Law Violation. The charges stem from an incident which occurred on 11 January 2011 at the Bank of America Career Services Building, University Park. PSU201100096 Public Drunkenness / Minor’s Law Violation – PSO Quimby filed two non-traffic citations with the office of Magisterial District Judge Carmine W. Prestia, Jr. against student, Alexander H. Griffin, 1616 Herron Lane, West Chester. Griffin was charged with Public Drunkenness and Minor’s Law Violation. The charges stem from an incident which occurred on 12 January 2011 at McKean Road at Simmons Hall, University Park. PSU201100101 Public Drunkenness / Minor’s Law Violation – PSO Miller filed two non-traffic citations with the office of Magisterial District Judge Jonathan D. Grine against

student, Nicole M. Dean, 1974 Monroe Avenue, North Bellmore, NY. Dean was charged with Public Drunkenness and Minor’s Law Violation. The charges stem from an incident which occurred on 12 January 2011 at Hibbs Hall, University Park. PSU201100123 Drug Law Violation – PSO Miller filed criminal charges with the office of Magisterial District Judge Jonathan D. Grine against student, Sean J. Cauley, 15 Lehigh Drive, Kendal Park, NJ. Cauley was charged with The Controlled Substance Drug, Device and Cosmetic Act for Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Possession of a Small Amount of Marijuana. The charges stem from an incident which occurred on 12 January 2011 at Pinchot Hall, University Park. PSU201100127 Driving Under the Influence – PSO Townsend filed criminal charges with the office of Magisterial District Judge Jonathan D. Grine against student, Jeffrey Klaus, 231 Ronan Drive, State College. Klaus was charged with Driving under the Influence of Alcohol or Controlled Substance and two Summary Traffic Violations. The charges stem from an incident which occurred on 13 January 2011 at Fraser Road parking lot Brown E, University Park. PSU201100129 Minor’s Law Violation – PSO Quimby filed a non-traffic citation with the office of Magisterial District Judge Carmine W. Prestia, Jr. against student Mohamed Kebaish, 2739 Clarkes Landing Drive, Oakton, VA. Kebaish was charged with Minor’s Law Violation. The charge stems from an incident which occurred on 13 January 2011 at Porter Hall, University Park. PSU201100133 Theft – PSO Peters filed a non-traffic citation with the office of Magisterial District Judge Jonathan D. Grine against visitor, Brittanie Olsen, 1250 Ellsworth Circle, Whitehall. Olsen was charged with Theft of Services. The charge stems from an incident which occurred on 13 January 2011 at the Eisenhower Parking Deck, University Park. PSU201100150 Driving Under the Influence – Sgt. Brien filed criminal charges with the office of Magisterial District Judge Carmine W. Prestia, Jr. against student Nicholas Velez, 160 Beach 3rd Street, Far Rockaway, NY. Velez was charged with Driving under the Influence of Alcohol or Controlled Substance and a Summary Traffic Violation. The charges stem from an incident which occurred 14 January 2011 at Calder Alley, State College. PSU201100180 Criminal Attempt / Criminal Conspiracy / Theft – On 15 January 2011 Eugene F. Ramin III, 1566 Oakmont Drive, Williamsport; Alec S. Eggerton, 1999 Fairview Road, Montoursville; and Brandon M. Smith, 631 Devils Elbow Road, Jersey Shore were arraigned before Magisterial District Judge Allen W. Sinclair on the following charges; Criminal Attempt, Criminal Conspiracy and Theft. All were released on their own recognizance. A Preliminary Hearing is scheduled for 19 January at the Centre County Courthouse, Courtroom # 1, Bellefonte. 19 January 2011 PSU201100056 Drug Law Violation – PSO Nelson filed criminal charges with the office of Magisterial District Judge Jonathan D. Grine against students, Dillon S. Gentekos, 9 Owl Road, Audubon and Jeffrey R. Stern, 2299 Warner Road, Lansdale. Gentekos and Stern were charged with The Controlled Substance Drug, Device and Cosmetic Act. Gentekos was charged with Possession of a small amount of Marijuana and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Stern was charged with Possession of a small amount of Marijuana. The charges stem from an incident which occurred on 9 January 2011 at Tener Hall, University Park.




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