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I envision it as hundreds of eggs and cocoons suddenly opening to reveal beautiful songbirds and handsome butterflies. That’s the way it felt when I started reviewing the news that came in for this issue. Lively concerts, spirited school plays, and graceful dance performances. Outdoor events abound: runs, yard sales, even a carnival. Chicken barbecues replace ham pot pie dinners. Folks are kayaking, venturing onto baseball diamonds, cleaning up the great outdoors, and hiding Easter eggs for thousands of excited boys and girls. The fish are biting, new businesses open, and spring football fever is in the air. You’ll find examples of this reawakening everywhere in this issue of The Gazette. There are two school plays, a half dozen concerts, Easter performances, and new art exhibits. Check out What’s Happening for dozens of ways to buy, sell, and dine with your neighbors. If you’re a runner or walker, there’s a special section just for you! Enjoy the fresh air and make a difference. Relay for Life and March of Dimes teams are gearing up their fundraising efforts. In addition to raising money at the actual walks, they’re having bake sales, yard sales, and who-knows-what in order to supplement their generous donations. Amy’s new column, The Fresh Life, is an informative guide to pleasing our feathered friends. Kitty’s Centre County Scrapbook offers timely news – from many years ago – about Centre County’s history as a fishing mecca. Pat Park not only did her usual fine book review, but also wrote about a school play – another of her favorite pastimes. Karen continues to expand our entertainment news to classical, jazz, and international music. Like the elephant in the room (or the mountain lion?) this issue’s big news is the Blue White Game weekend. Not just a game, a weekend. Les and Matt wrote about the sports aspect; I added an event schedule for the weekend that even included some non-sports activities for families to enjoy. We’ve plenty of school news. Swim and fencing teams, youth art and budding writers, scout projects and honor rolls. What a joy it is to see happy faces and innocent enthusiasm. I’ll miss them during summer break. We’ll see if we can track them down at camp, scouts, and places of play. Though next week’s issue is dedicated to Easter and Earth Day, I had to start early. Look for the huge list of Easter events – secular and sacred – that starts this weekend and runs through Easter Sunday. It’s an eclectic mix – egg hunts, brunches, and Easter bingo! Plus services, cantatas, and even the debut of a new Passion Play written and directed by a talented local lady. Be fresh, be peaceful, be kind. Have faith that there’s nothing we can’t overcome when we reach out to our neighbors and friends.


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April 22 – Easter & Earth Day Our Easter Issue is also our Earth Day issue. Look for special Easter events. Plus we’ll have eco-friendly tips and ways you can help keep the earth clean and healthy. April 29 – Mother’s Day Gift Ideas What does mom want for her day? Get some great ideas here! May 6 – Moms and Proms You can be sure pretty flowers, corsages, dresses, dinners, and happy ladies will be the stars of this issue.

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Centre Count y Schools Tyler McClenahan Earns Eagle Status BEA student wins PMSA Art Contest WINGATE – Clarissa Woomer, an eighth-grade student at Bald Eagle Area, was one of five students (from more than 300 entries) whose note-card cover design was selected as a winner in the 2011 Pennsylvania Middle School Association Art contest. A Note Card Gift Set, including Clarissa’s design, will be presented to all Annual PMSA State Professional Development Conference attendees. Clarissa also received a $25 Barnes and Noble Gift Card for her achievement.

Mount Nittany Medical Center Names Scholarship Award Winners STATE COLLEGE - At the Volunteer Services Award Dinner on April 7, Mount Nittany Medical Center awarded Junior Volunteer Scholarships to four State College Area High School seniors. Award recipients include Suzie Shoffner, a patient floor volunteer who has volunteered for five years and devoted 325 hours of service. She wishes to study human health, possibly focusing on biomaterials and prosthetics. Kelley Klima, also a patient floor volunteer, has contributed 260 hours of service, primarily on the fourth floor in the Women & Children Services department. Klima is interested in pursuing her education to become an obstetrician/gynecologist. Marina Burka has volunteered in the emergency department and on several patient floors, devoting 240 hours of service. She attributes her volunteer activities to providing her with a genuine interest in medicine and feels she has learned the value of empathy in patient care. The final award recipient is Tim Chiang who has given 232 hours volunteering in the snack bar and on patient floors. He wishes to pursue his education as a family physician. “All our volunteers give so freely of their time and are just wonderful with our patients and staff. While we depend on their help, we are also happy that this experience expands their knowledge of job opportunities in a medical environment,” commented Alice Clark, Coordinator of Volunteer Services at Mount Nittany Medical Center. For more information on volunteering at Mount Nittany Medical Center, e-mail Alice Clark, aclark@ Kelley Klima

MINGOVILLE - Tyler McClenahan, newly minted Eagle Scout from Troop 370 in Bellefonte, was honored in a ceremony April 3 at the Zion Community Church in Zion. Family, friends, many troop members and leaders, and honored guests attended. VIPs included U.S. Rep. Glenn Thompson; Senator Kerry Benninghoff; Sheriff Denny Nau; Jack Bechdel, from the Bellefonte Elks and Nittany Leatherneck Detachment of the US Marine Corp; and Kelly Uchneat, president of the Benner Elementary PTA. Tyler provided leadership, planning, and coordination of improvements to the Benner Elementary Nature Trail. Tyler networked with numerous personal contacts and businesses to secure funding and materials to make the improvements to the trail possible. The improvements included establishing a walking circle to the trail, clearing an area for a wildflower garden, constructing an outdoor classroom of wooden benches that can seat up to 40 youth, and mulching classroom and wildflower Tyler McClenahan, Eagle Scout areas along with mulching a 300-foot wooded from Troop 370 in Bellefonte, section of the trail. Tree identification signs were is shown with his parents put on various trees along the trail. Tyler and his Shelby McClenahan workers accumulated 280 man hours to complete and Jeffrey McClenahan. this project.

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Free as a Bird Birds offer so much more than a happy song. To enjoy their antics, a bird haven can be created in your backyard. The American Robin, which is a great indicator of spring in Central Pennsylvania, is being spotted more and more this season and we hear and see a variety of other birds including those that sing and chirp, hunt and migrate, and swim and nest. Birds are important for habitats surrounding us, so in order for them to flourish in our backyards here are some basic tips on the food, water, and shelter necessary for keeping our feathered friends happy and healthy!


If you feed them, they will come! Birds, especially during the winter months when a natural food source is scarce, enjoy supplemental food. Whether it is seed, nectar, fruits, or nuts, birds will be attracted to readily available supplements. By placing feeders outside a window, one can best view and enjoy the birds at close range. Because there are so many varieties of seed available it may become overwhelming in choosing an appropriate kind. Black Oil Sunflower seed is an all around good seed that is pleasing to many birds. Suet, available at most meat counters or as a cake filled with berries and seeds, attract birds that generally enjoy insects. Each bird will enjoy different or specific foods. Hummingbirds, for instance, enjoy nectar as opposed to solids. Nectar can be readily purchased or you can make your own with diluted sugar water and a red colored feeding tube. When mixed seed is used, you may find that the birds pick through their favorite pieces and only eat certain ones! If any kind of bird fluttering about is of interest to you, bread, peanuts, or fruits can be set out. If you’re interested in attracting a certain type of bird, the chart above right can be used as a feeding reference. There are also several types of bird feeders. When squirrels are prevalent in an area, it may be necessary to purchase a squirrel-proof feeder, or they will devour all the seed and often chew or break the feeders. Feeders that allow the seed to be visible from the outside are desirable for the birds

and owner alike as, it is easy to see when they need to be refilled! I prefer a window feeder because they also distributed the food as needed and generally provide a large feeding deck where many birds can feed at once. Some feeders may specify what type of bird may be attracted to it, others are simply decorative, and yet others are functional like those offering many perching spots and feed holes.


Another important attraction of a bird oasis is a water feature. Whether it is a shallow hole in the ground that fills with water, an ornate stone bird bath, a pan of water, or natural water source such as a pond or stream, birds enjoy water to drink and bathe in. The water source shouldn’t be very deep (approximately two inches) and the source should be very plain with no bright colors. Birds also enjoy the sound of a running water source such as a bath with a bubbler It is important to keep the water source away from the feeders as birds prefer little activity when drying the feathers! There are many ways to make your own bird bath. I once saw a homemade bird bath project that included a huge leaf and Plaster of Paris as the basis! Be creative.


If you love to watch birds from your window and want to create a welcome area for them near your home, you can start buy building or purchasing different types of birdhouses or shelter. These are different than feeders in that they only provide shelter and protection, not a food source. Simple but well constructed birdhouses with four walls, a roof, and a hole are fine for nesting. Mama birds look for non-descript and safe locations for laying eggs and raising their young. If you purchase a birdhouse with a perch, the perch can be removed to prevent predators from attacking as predator birds seek to capture freshly laid eggs. It is important that the house has either slats or drainage holes in the bottom, so it doesn’t become to hot or flooded. It should also be able to be accessed after the nesting season is over, so the old nest can be removed. A bird will not build a nest where an old one remains.

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If you prefer an elaborate bird “hotel� those are certainly available. A birdhouse village can be constructed using a variety of interesting and colorful houses to add interest to your garden. Sturdy recycled material can be used for the roof or perch and colorful paint and designs can be used for the house. Remember, these houses need to brave the outdoor elements, so they should be durable. Birds enjoy closed or protected and natural looking areas. A natural habitat can be made with shrubs and flowering trees. The birds in my yard are specifically attracted to our dense Rose of Sharon and Lilac bushes. If you want to make the most of the bird watching at your home, follow some of

these tips. Once the perfect bird haven has been established, grab your bird identification book, a pair of binoculars, a camera, and peace of mind. Watching these funny little creatures is very rewarding and you will soon be able to decipher specific birds, behaviors, and interactions. Mama birds are especially interesting to watch, as they are super protective even at a distance. Enjoy your new or continuing hobby! Those little nimble musicians of the air, that warble forth their curious ditties, with which nature hath furnished them to the shame of art. ~Izaak Walton

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Centre County Library & Historical Museum By Kitty Wunderly

With the opening of trout season at hand, let’s take a look back to the beginnings of Fisherman’s Paradise, an idyllic portion of Spring Creek a few miles from Bellefonte. If you’ve never visited this local Paradise, the most direct way in is to take Rt. 150 (the Benner Pike) heading from State College toward Bellefonte, and turn left at the traffic light for the Centre County Correctional Facility. Follow the road down the hill and turn left when you come to the bottom, and then follow that road to its end in the parking lot for anglers and other visitors. Joe Bertram and Willis Shuey started a trout nursery along the creek in that area in the late 1920s/early 1930s. The business failed, but in 1932 the conservationist governor of Pennsylvania, Gifford Pinchot, was being lobbied to try a stream-improvement project somewhere in the state. Waterways were commonly used for waste disposal, the pollution was terrible, and Pinchot had plenty of choices of streams needing improvement. Spring Creek was chosen, and the Fish Commission purchased 90 acres of land from Joe Bertram. Pinchot visited the site in December 1932 and construction on the “Spring Creek Project,” also known as Fisherman’s Paradise, began the following month. The late great Centre County historian Hugh Manchester wrote in 1994 that a stretch of Spring Creek near the (also late) McCoy Dam at Mileburg had also been called Fisherman’s Paradise by the locals. A Fish Commission trout hatchery at Paradise began in May 1933, and opening day for the whole project was May 25, 1934. The deputy fish commissioner for Pennsylvania told the Bellefonte Kiwanis Club in March 1936 that Fisherman’s Paradise was “an outdoor laboratory.” It’s also a beautiful spot for catch-and-release fishing, walking, or just sitting and watching the creek burble along. Featured Photos The undated postcard (probably 1940s) shows fisherman trying their luck in the midst of what similar postcards describe as “deflecting dams” at the model stream improvement project known as Fisherman’s Paradise.

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Occasionally, while on vacation, I find an author who is new to me. John Hart has written several books but The Last Child was my introduction to this Edgar Awardwinning author. A year ago, 14-year-old Johnny Merrimon’s twin sister disappeared. His father has gone and his mother has fallen into drugs and a boyfriend who abuses her. The town officials have tried to convince

Another undated card, a glossy photographic one, depicts one that didn’t get away: the caption reads, “Caught at Bellefonte, PA. 24 in long – 8 ½ lbs.” Perhaps the lucky fisherman shopped at Samuel H. Poorman’s sporting goods store on Water St. in Bellefonte, in business from 1947 to 1958, and a one-stop shop for outdoorspeople: “Feed Your Dog, Catch Your Fish, Shoot Your Rabbits.” 150 Years Ago The Battle of Fort Sumter near Charleston, South Carolina, 150 years ago this week (April 12–13, 1861), started the Civil War in the United States. The first issue of the weekly Democratic Watchman (April 18) following the battle devoted its editorial page to a lengthy essay by editor J.S. Barnhart titled “The War Commenced.” “Our news this week is of the most startling character,” Barnhart wrote. “Fort Sumter, after a most terrific bombardment of THIRTY-SIX HOURS, has surrendered. The Capitol at Washington is said to be in danger, and the President has issued his proclamation calling for 75,000 men, of which Pennsylvania is to furnish 16 regiments.” Accustomed as we are (like it or not) to 24/7 virtually instantaneous coverage of news, it takes imagination to realize the lag time between events and reporting of them in days gone by. “We give the telegraphic news as we find it, but our readers should take it with many grains of allowance,” Barnhart advised, before listing various unlikely and incomprehensible reports received about the battle. “The fact that the Charleston authorities have control of the telegraph may account for the one-sided character of the news,” Barnhart wrote. “We repeat that whilst no reliance is to be placed on the details, the principal fact is beyond dispute: Fort Sumter has fallen. For the first time since Hull’s surrender, the American Flag has been lowered in defeat. Civil war has commenced, and when it will end God only knows.” The editorial concluded, “For the present we fling to the breeze the time honored motto of the Democracy in her palmiest days – never more appropriate than now – “Our Country, God Bless Her. May She Ever Be Right, But Right or Wrong, Our Country.” 100 Years Ago The Centre Daily Times advised that “the sight of a red shirt will start hens to laying.” Borough residents taking advantage of permission to keep chickens might want to consider this 1911 hint. The CDT also offered a lengthy crafts tip, describing a “really useful contrivance for the telephone,” namely, a roll of paper,

Johnny that there is no hope that his sister is still alive. Armed with determination, a bike, and a map Johnny has a plan to find his sister. His map shows the home address of the known sex predators in town and Johnny spends his nights circling the town watching some very dangerous neighborhoods. Police detective Clyde Hunt has also been searching for Johnny’s sister. His obsession with the case has caused his wife to leave him and is threatening the relationship with his teenage son. He also knows how dangerous this quest can be for Johnny. Then another young girl, a classmate of Johnny’s, disappears. This time Johnny has an idea of several men who could be involved. This book is filled with well-developed,

a pencil, and a telephone card made of cardboard to match the colors of the room, on which to list frequently called numbers.” This idea would still work, actually. Spring 1911 in Centre County had some things in common with Spring 2011: warm and summery weather quickly followed by thunder and lightning rainstorms, and even some snow in early April. We’ve missed the snow, at least so far. In social news involving legumes, Mrs. Frank Clemson hosted a peanut party at her home near Stormstown, “One of the most unique and successful events ever given in Half Moon Valley.” The house was decorated with strings of peanuts, and 30 guests participated in a peanut hunt. 50 Years Ago Centre County’s own Robert Barr, “named outstanding 4-H boy in the nation several months ago,” was one of two young men (the other from Tennessee) chosen to meet Pres. John F. Kennedy during 4-H Week in March 1961. And, a house located on Branch Road on an acre of land across from Centre Hills Country Club, boasting three bedrooms, two baths, and a fine view of Mt. Nittany from the living room, was advertised for sale for $21,500 “with good terms.” Questions or ideas for future columns? Please let me know! Kitty Wunderly is the Pa. Room Manager and Museum Curator, Centre County Library & Historical Museum, 203 N. Allegheny St., Bellefonte. Ali Zawoyski, Pa. Room Asst., helped to research this article. Email:, or call 355-1516, ext. 214.

sometimes flawed, characters whose stories wind through out the plot. The dialogue is crisp and the motivations ring true. The story is told from several points of view, giving the reader an insight into the minds of the lead characters. Hart also weaves several sub-plots together to take us down some twisted paths. One of the earlier reviewers said that the book was a combination of Huck Finn and Lord of the Flies. This is only partially true. In The Last Child it is not the children who are the savages. I really enjoyed this book. Trust me; I am going to be searching for John Hart titles in my favorite book stores.

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Nelson Wheeler, Volunteer of the Year Mount Nittany Medical Center STATE COLLEGE – Nelson Wheeler was selected as Volunteer of the Year at Mount Nittany Medical Center for contributing 4,150 hours of service, primarily in the Snack Bar. He was honored on April 7 at the annual Volunteer Services Recognition Dinner. “Nelson’s best trait as a volunteer is that he is willing to do whatever needs to be done. His work ethic is commendable and he is an honorable man. He quietly goes about his work in the Snack On April 7, Nelson Wheeler was honored as Bar and will easily jump from Volunteer of the Year at Mt. Nittany Medical running a load of dishes to Center. Mr. Wheeler was honored as a taking food orders at the Hometown Hero in the December 17, 2010 counter,” said Alice Clark, issue of The Gazette. Mount Nittany volunteer coordinator. “Patients, visitors and staff just love him.” Wheeler grew up in a family committed to community service. His father was a volunteer with the fire police in Lewistown, and as the oldest of seven children, he learned early on to pitch in. While he was always involved as a volunteer with one group or another, Wheeler made an even stronger commitment to community service after facing several life-altering situations when his children were teenagers. Comments Wheeler, “I get a lot of satisfaction out of volunteering. I find I enjoy the details of a job, such as helping to set up the kitchen. I like keeping busy.” Now retired after 39 years with Raytheon as an electrical and mechanical draftsman and supervisor, Wheeler somehow fits his volunteer duties at Mount Nittany in with many other volunteer activities. The Lions Club depends on his help with many fund raisers, including assisting the sight-loss group. In the past, Wheeler has been in charge of the local American Red Cross blood drive, and regularly assists both the Tall Cedars Multiple Sclerosis Drive and his church. Wheeler also tries to put in a few hours each day answering phones and assisting with orders at his son Todd’s repair shop called Wheeler’s Small Engines on Route 26. His other son, Greg, lives in Benner Township. Wheeler resides in Pine Grove Mills with his wife Shirley. They both stay busy keeping up with the activities of eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Local Grange Brochure Design Competition to Encourage Membership

April is Grange Month. To promote Grange, Centre County Pomona Grange held a brochure contest. Six of the 13 Granges in Centre County produced an informational / membership brochure. They were judged by members present at the quarterly Pomona Meeting in February. Look for these brochures and consider joining a Bald Eagle Grange Centre County Grange. #151 took first place honor, with Logan Grange as runner up. The other Granges that participated included Walker, Baileyville, Halfmoon, and Port Matilda. Look for these brochures around the county and consider becoming a member of a Centre County Grange. For more information contact Ron and Dorothy Houtz, membership chairs (814)364-9350.


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Girl Scout Holds Dance Party for Food Bank By Sam Stitizer

CENTRE HALL – Jessye Smith, a member of Girl Scout Troop 40073 in Centre Hall, is working toward her Bronze Award. One of the Bronze Award requirements is that the candidate must organize and complete a community service project requiring a minimum of 20 hours of time. For her service project, Jessye decided to have a Wii dance party for her classmates at the Penns Valley Elementary & Intermediate School with the cost of admission for each child being two items of Party organizer food to be given to the Centre Hall Food Bank. Jessye Smith What’s a Wii (pronounced “wee”)? The Nintendo Wii is a video game system which, instead of using joystick and pushbutton controls, uses hand held controls with internal accelerometers which sense movement of the player’s hands. Among the large selection of available games are several dance games, where animated figures on the screen dance and the players try to mimic their movements. According to Jessye’s mother, Amy Smith, the choice to have a Wii party was easy. “We do this all the time at home,” said Amy. Jessye, a fifth grade student at the Penns Girls in Troop 40073 (L to R): Anne Valley Elementary & Intermediate School, McFeely, Teresa Dreibelbis, Jessye invited all the fifth- and sixth-grade students of Smith, Kyra Wolfhope, and leader that school to her party. Dawn Wolfhope. On Friday, April 1, Jessye, her mother, and some adult helpers went to the school cafeteria, and hooked up the Wii system to the school’s projector and sound system. Soon the giant screen was alive with computer animated dancers moving to the beat of amplified rock music blaring from the speakers. Jessye held the game controller (wireless, so no one could trip over a cord), and the kids began dancing the night away! The crowd was small at first, but gradually grew to about 65 students. Both boys and girls danced, and several parents and Girl Scout leaders were seen on the dance floor as well. On the other side of the room, a refreshment area was kept busy quenching thirsts and appetites worked up from The girls danced, following the movements a night of dancing. This was a fun event for of the dancer on the screen. everyone involved. Congratulations to Jessye Smith and her friends for finding a creative and fun way to help the outreach of the Centre Hall Food Bank.

The boys danced, too.

Some of the food collected as the admission fee.

Jessye’s mom, Amy Smith (left), and friends Virginia Gavek, and Tracy McCloskey checked the kids into the Wii dance party.

There were plenty of refreshments for the dancers.

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Jessye delivers food to Centre Hall Food Bank director Erskine Cash.

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Farmland Trust Hosts Celebration HARRIS TOWNSHIP – On Monday, March 21, the Centre County Farmland Trust (CCFT) hosted a Farmland Preservation Celebration at Schempf Farm in Harris Township. The board of directors was pleased to welcome landowners of the farms that have been preserved through the assistance of the trust along with local leaders who have been instrumental in supporting the work of land preservation throughout the county.

Congressman Glenn Thompson was honored for his support of the recent tax incentive that greatly enhances the benefits of farmland preservation. Additionally, Congressman Thompson was recognized for his leadership on the U.S. House Agriculture Committee and as Chairman for the Subcommittee on Conservation, Energy & Forestry. During the reception Congressman Thompson was presented with an original oil painting of the historic Round Barn by local artist Karl Leitzel.

Ferguson Township Manager Mark Kunkle, U.S. Rep. Glenn Thompson, and Chairman Centre County Agricultural Preservation Board Bill Keough

Artist Karl Leitzel, U.S. Rep. Glenn Thompson, and CCFT President Larry Hutchinson

Celebration host and hostess Pete and Carol Schempf. The historic Schempf Farm was preserved in fall 2009.

Former president and current board member CCFT Bob Anderson, Executive Director ClearWater Conservancy Jennifer Shuey, Chairman Centre County Agricultural Preservation Board Bill Keough, and Vice Chairman Potter Township Supervisor Dick Decke

About The Trust The Centre County Farmland Trust is a private non-profit Corporation, also known as a 501(c)(3), dedicated to saving farms in Central Pennsylvania. We work with willing farm families to place conservation easements on their land to ensure that farmland is permanently preserved for agricultural purposes, regardless of future ownership. The 2007 Census of Agriculture conducted by the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) reported that the five-year period between 2002 and 2007, Centre County lost 67 farms totaling 16,670 acres. This is more than nine acres a day over the same five year period. This is also the same period when development activities peaked in Centre County. Preserving farmland provides significant community benefits: • Farmland gives the community a pastoral, open character. It preserves the identity of individual towns and villages along with scenic views that buffer neighboring settlements. • Farms provide both habitat and corridors for fish and wildlife. • Air quality is enhanced by the dynamics of farmland. • Farm markets provide fresh, local, quality produce, meat, and dairy products. • Farmland provides groundwater recharge, assuring dependable supplies of water for drinking, environmental uses and recreation. • Farming conserves and enhances our superior quality soils. • Tax revenues from farms significantly exceed the cost of providing municipal services. • Farming has been a part of our economy since Centre County was founded. Its very presence provides a link to the community’s history and future.

Jeremy’s Race: Honoring Yesterday, Celebrating Today By Mike Casper

UNIVERSITY PARK – April in central Advance registration for Jeremy’s Pennsylvania is come to be a month for Race is available online at http:// celebration. We are finally ushering in or via warmer weather, vegetation is greening downloadable form, again, and students are eyeing the last apps/app-herbstritt-11.pdf. Registradays of classes and the next adventures tion on the day of the event will be availthat life holds. April here also holds a able from 5:15 p.m. to 6:15 p.m. at the moment for remembering, honoring, Intramural Building, East Lawn, of the and even being moved by the legacy of Penn State University Park campus. The someone who left us suddenly, in April 5K event will be followed by a candlejust four short years ago. light vigil for victims of violence, and At 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, there will be food and live music to celApril 20, walkers, runners, volunteers, ebrate, as Jeremy himself would likely families, friends, colleagues, classmates, have advised. educators will gather for the fifth annual Proceeds from this event will Jeremy hiking the Virginia Jeremy Herbstritt Memorial 5K Run/ support the Herbstritt family’s goal of Cascades Walk (a.k.a. “Jeremy’s Race”), to honor building a running track in Jeremy’s the memory of one of our own, Jeremy honor for the Bellefonte community. Michael Herbstritt, who lost his life tragically in the shoot- The event also has a Facebook page, http://www.facebook. ings of April 16, 2007 at Virginia Tech. com/home.php?sk=group_191095337576992&id=20 Jeremy was a young man with an interest in every- 2996059720253, where supporters can post salutations, thing and a passion for adventure. A graduate of Belle- remembrances and motivational notes. fonte High School, he churned out two bachelor of science For those who can’t attend or would like to support degrees from Penn State before taking on graduate studies the fundraising effort, donations to the Jeremy Herbstritt at Virginia Tech. He was an inquisitive student, achieving Memorial Fund may be made online at in academics and research as well as teaching and mentor- com/donate/JeremysRun. ing, while inspiring and motivating others through his love Thank you, Jeremy, for giving us all a mark to aim of the outdoors, hard work and running. for in life!


How You Can Help Consider Supporting County Foster Care Program BELLEFONE – Individuals, organizations, and communities are asked to come forward and support a child in foster care in any way they can. National Foster Care Month draws public attention to the year-round needs of nearly half a million youth who are not living at home because their own families are unable to care for them. In Bellefonte, a special ceremony will feature a ribbon display that visually represents each of Centre County’s young people in foster care. The public is invited to attend on Tuesday, May 3 at 12:15 p.m. on the Steps of the Centre County Courthouse; Bellefonte. They will be tying ribbons around two trees; one tree will represent the total number of foster children in Centre County custody, and the second tree will represent the number of Centre County foster children who do not have a foster home to reside with here in our county. Centre County Judges and Commissioners will join with foster parents, caseworkers, and others to acknowledge and advocate for children and youth who require out-ofhome-care. There are a total of 75 children in the custody of Centre County, living with either foster families or in residential facilities, often due to circumstances involving abuse or neglect. Of those 75, only 51 are fortunate enough to have a foster family with whom to reside with here in Centre County. There are 24 Centre County foster children who aren’t able to reside here in Centre County because we currently do not have foster homes available for them. Share Your Heart, Open Your Home, Offer Your Help, and Change a Lifetime. With guidance and support from caring adults, children and youth in foster care are capable of realizing their fullest potential. Foster parenting is a significant and rewarding opportunity that helps shape brighter futures. In addition, Foster Care Month showcases a variety of other meaningful ways for the public to get involved and make a difference in the lives of these young people. For more information, visit or contact Jordan Joyce, Foster Home Recruiter, (814) 355-3807, Ext. 216.

Centre LifeLink EMS Conducts Wilderness First Responder Course The Centre LifeLink EMS Training Center graduated its first students from the Wilderness First Responder course. This intensive 60-hour program gives students the skills they need to provide first aid and basic care to people in austere environments. Students earn a three-year certification from the American Safety and Health Institute which includes care for injuries in the wilderness when care is delayed, environmental hazards including cold and heat injuries, biological hazards, medical problems, and evacuation of the injured. The class culminates with an outdoor experience where students treat simulated injuries and illnesses and safely evacuate them out of the area.

Here are Centre LifeLink and Central Region Emergency Strike Team Wilderness First Responder instructors Mike Fedorchak, Tim Kohler, Mark Milliron, Caitlin Mongillo, Tracy Reagan, Rose Stover, and the seven program graduates.



Rolling the Dice for Charity 6th Annual Ladies BUNCO Night Aids Community Help Centre By Valerie Lute

STATE COLLEGE – each round the players For the sixth year in a get points for rolling row, the Community the number that correHelp Centre hosted sponds to the number their ladies’ gala in the of the round. If all Penn Stater Conference three of the dice match Center’s Presidents Hall. the round number, As one of their biggest the player shouts fundraisers, women bid “BUNCO!” and is then on art work, symphony handed the BUNCO tickets, and gift baskets bunny, a white stuffed One of the items in the silent in a silent auction, sipped auction was an autographed Joe rabbit that they hold merlot and chardonnay, onto until a different Paterno football. and most importantly player gets a BUNCO. played BUNCO, with all the proceeds going At the end of each round, the winners change to help families in central Pennsylvania. tables, ensuring that everyone gets to meet “These ladies come back year after year new people. and they seem to just have a ball,” said Bonnie Prizes go out to the player in each row Tatterson, the director of the Community who gets the most wins, most losses, most Help Center. This is Tattersons’s “maiden BUNCOs, and last BUNCO. voyage” with BUNCO since she became the But before the games began, the men’s director of the Community Help Center just review took the stage, dancing to the tunes this year. of It’s Raining Men and YMCA. By the end of Vice-president of Centre County Breast the show, the whole audience was up on their Cancer Coalition Lisa Davins said, “I didn’t feet dancing along. even know what BUNCO was until [Tat- “We were a bunch of husbands who were terson] mentioned it.” Davins explained that paying attention to the basketball game and Centre County Breast Cancer, a volunteer- the golf game and weren’t paying enough run service that provides free mammograms attention to say ‘no.’” joked Ed Crow. for those who are uninsured and under- One hundred sixty-five women regisinsured, gets many of its referrals through tered for the event with some coming as far the Community Help Centre. from York, Pennsylvania. Many women attending already have “As our public dollars are in jeopardy experience playing BUNCO, a dice game with we continue to rely on this kind of support,” origins in 18th century England that recently Tatterson said during her opening speech. experienced a resurgence in popularity. Ladies BUNCO Night is one of the Nancy Scott had attended last year’s biggest fundraisers in the year of the Comevent. She said she participates because “it’s munity Help Centre, which served over a charity event that’s a lot of fun and goes 20,000 families in 2010 alone. They provide towards a good cause.” an invaluable service to the community, This was Janet Bamat’s first time attend- giving emergency shelter and food, offering ing Ladies BUNCO Night, but not her first emotional crisis support, drug and alcohol time playing the game. “We used to have a referrals, and more. For more information neighborhood BUNCO group. It was tons of about the Community Help Centre, or to fun. You don’t have to think a whole lot so donate online, please visit communityhelpyou can still converse and socialize.” The rules of BUNCO sound complicated, but after a round all the new players had caught on. The game involves rolling three dice. For The players mark their dice totals on the BUNCO card.

Bonnie Tatterson, director of the Community Help Center, with Linda Davins, vice president of the Centre County Breast Cancer Coalition

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Men entertain the ladies during the men’s review.

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Civil War Recruitment Drive Re-enactor Recruitment Drive & Training Scheduled By Joe Horvath

BOALSBURG – Artillery Battery B of the 3rd Pennsylvania Volunteers will conduct their annual recruitment drive and safety training drills on Saturday and Sunday, April 16 and 17, on the grounds of the Pennsylvania Military Museum in Boalsburg. “Seeing that this past Tuesday was the 150th anniversary of the bombardment of Fort Sumter and the beginning of the Civil War makes this year’s annual drill something special,” says museum educator Joe Horvath. “The very first reenactments of the American Civil War started at the turn of the 20th century when the war was 50 years old. The men and women of Battery B are carrying on a legacy of remembrance started by those re-enactors.”

The encampment will be open from 10 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. each day with firing drills occurring on the half-hour. The ladies of the battery will be hosting a quilting demonstration with tea in the picnic pavilion adjacent to the firing range. The Pennsylvania Military Museum and 28th Infantry Division Shrine is administered by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission and located on South Atherton Street (Business Route 322) in Boalsburg, Pennsylvania; three miles east of State College and the Pennsylvania State University. For more information on the museum please call (814) 466-6263 or visit www.   Artillery Battery B of the 3rd Pennsylvania Volunteers will conduct their annual recruitment drive and safety-training drills this Saturday and Sunday on the grounds of the Pennsylvania Military Museum. Stop in and find out if you’d like to become a reenactor!

Green Drake Gallery & Arts Center to Open in Millheim

By Sam Stitzer MILLHEIM – The Green Drake Gallery & Arts Center will open in Millheim this weekend. It’s at 101-B West Main Street, in the building which was the home of Hosterman & Stover Hardware for many years. Local artists Karl Leitzel and Gary Gyekis are the proprietors. Extensive remodeling was done on the building interior, beginning last December. The original wooden floor, and stamped-metal ceiling have been retained and refurbished to preserve the character of the 130-year-old building. The hardware store’s pegboard paneling was removed from the walls, exposing the original plaster, and a section of brick wall Green Drake Gallery on the building’s west side that Karl Leitzel believes has never proprietor and artist Karl Lietzel been exposed in the building’s history. The plaster was redone, and the brick section left exposed to add charm and warmth to the gallery area. The first floor contains the gallery area, which will display paintings, sculpture, handmade baskets, jewelry, and other items. The weekend opening will feature work by several Centre County artists, as well as works by artists from outside the area, including paintings by artist Ken Bushe from Scotland. The second floor contains studio space available for rent by artists for painting, sculpture, and other artistic media. Several small rooms are scattered throughout the building for use as meeting rooms, art classes, seminars, etc. There is even a small stage area on the first floor for musical events, or just jammin’. Hours for this weekend’s opening are: Friday April 15: 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. (or longer), Saturday April 16: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Sunday April 17: noon to 5 p.m. Also on display at the Green Drake is a Trek ‘Gary Fisher Cobia’ Mountain The large first-floor Bike (from Freezegallery area includes Thaw Cycle in a small stage. State College), which is one of the prizes in the Penns Valley ConWooden baskets by servation Associaartist Steve Strouse in tion fundraising raffle. Names of front of newly exposed brick wall the winners of this and two other high-dollar prizes will be drawn on April 17 at the RiverSongs Music Festival at the Elk Creek Café, across the street from the Green Drake. Paintings wait to be hung for It looks like a busy weekend in Millheim! the gallery opening.

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PV High Holds Alumni Banquet By Sam Stitzer

The Penns Valley High School Alumni Association held an all-alumni banquet April 2 in the Penns Valley High School cafeteria. There were 128 alumni present at this event, representing classes from the present back to 1953, the year the Penns Valley jointure was formed. Also present were graduates of the schools which formed the jointure: East Penns Valley High School (Millheim), Gregg Township Paula (Foust) Smith High School (Spring Mills), welcomed the alumni and Centre Hall-Potter to the banquet. High School. Some of these folks graduated as long ago as the 1930s. Graduates from each decade were recognized by master of ceremonies, Chris Hosterman. Scrapbooks with newspaper articles covering several decades of school history were displayed on a row of tables in the cafeteria, and were viewed by many alumni. After a great meal, music was provided by the Penns Valley Jazz Band as well as DJ Andy Landis. It was a great time of renewing old friendships, nostalgia, and good food! The Penns Valley Alumni Banquet Committee would like to thank these organizations and individuals for their donations: Becky Mays, Pampered Chef Products; Jen Snyder, Pampered Chef Gift Certificate; Brookvale Furniture, Framed

The banquet was attended by 128 alumni.

Mirror; Homan’s General Store (Brenda & Bruce), Framed Photo of Roosevelt Dam; Brother’s Pizza Centre Hall, Gift Certificate; Centre Hall Farm Store, Bird Seed; Marcia & Ed Gemperle, Whistle Stop Gift Certificate; Jim and Paula Smith, Water Street Grill Gift Certificate; Edible Arrangements, Gift Certificate; Edible Arrangements, Fresh Fruit Arrangement; Confer’s Jewelers, Pearl Necklace; Hosterman & Stover Hardware (Sid Allen), Electric Ice-Cream Freezer; Good Scents, Gift Certificate; Penns Valley Jewelers, Vase; LeDon Young, Round Barn Ornament and Fye’s Frosty Cup Plaque; Delectable Delights (Heather Luse), cake; Gift Baskets By Diane (Diane Keller); Andy Landis, Framed Etching of Penns Valley High School, and to the anonymous donor for the Longaberger Picnic Basket. The banquet committee thanks you very much for your kind donations to make this event a success. Lucille (Musser) Arking graduated in 1953, the first class of Penns Valley Area High School.

Scrapbooks brought back many memories of high school days. Father and son attendees: Bill Sharer (right), class of ’66, and son Danan Sharer (left), class of ’94.

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Row of tables held scrapbooks covering nearly 40 years.

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An Alliance for Orphan Awareness By Kulsoom Khan

Many children and young people in this country take it for granted that they have one or both parents. However, there are millions of children around the world who have none. That’s what the “Hungry, Thirsty, Naked: Orphan Awareness event” on Sunday (04/10) at State College Assembly of God wanted to point out. The program was sponsored by the Centre County Orphan Alliance, which is made up of a few churches in State College, two in Penns Valley, and one in Port Matilda. The program was geared towards children to give them a sense of what life is like for orphan children in third-world countries. Each child was given a “passport” when they came in, were put in different groups and taken to different stations – showing how the bedroom, mealtime, or playtime would At the start of the program, event coordinator, Jodi Stouffer read a scripture from the Bible that inspired her to create the Hungry, Thirsty, Naked: Orphan Awareness event.

Children learned about how playtime is be for a child in Africa with out any real toys. be for a poor child in Africa for example. There were also multiple presentations for the public to view concerning local organizations that help orphans. According to event coordinator Jodi Stouffer, the churches of the Centre County Orphan Alliance have a mission to take care of orphans, both local and abroad, and to supply different orphanages. “We have three different visions for our alliance and one is for the people of Centre County to just learn more about the needs of children without families,” she said. Stouffer also wanted to hold this event, because she thinks it’s especially important for children to know about other less fortunate children. “Children are our future and if they start out early having a heart that really wants to

take care of people in need, they’re going to grow up to be adults that do that just naturally and teach their children…and it sort of flows through the generations that way,” she said. Stouffer is an adoption worker for Bethany Christian Services and traveled to an orphanage in China last fall to see if some of those children could be placed with adoptive families here/ They all happened to be children with special needs. Stouffer says that a lot of children with disabilities are not kept with the family and are put in orphanages, because that’s just how it is in the Chinese culture. Because of China’s one child rule, a lot of girls are put in orphanages as well. Since people are only allowed to have one child, they prefer to keep the male one so he can carry on the family name. Pastor Vince Smith of State College Christian Church is also heavily involved with the Alliance and has seen orphans abroad, when he went on mission trips to Zambia. He says that out of the 10 million people in the country, one million of them are orphaned children due to the HIV/AIDs pandemic. “It had a huge impact on us just to see the number of orphans – the reality that a lot of kids are just living on the street,” he said. His church then started sponsoring children

in Zambia. On his eight mission trips there, he and other church members have built better roofs for schools, built book shelves for the schools’ libraries, and have had teachers from here train teachers over there. Smith also thinks that it’s important for the local community to be aware of the plight of orphans halfway across the world even though it might not affect them personally. He thinks educational programs like “Hungry, Thirsty Naked” are very good. “Jesus told us to love our neighbors and that expands to a broad group of people. “

Volunteers from Haven of Hope put the finishing touches on their presentation. Haven of Hope is a local ministry that sponsors orphaned children in Ndola, Zambia.

Flyfishing Legends Conduct Clinic on Spring Creek

By Sam Stitzer SPRING CREEK - It’s no secret that Centre County is the home of some of the best fishing streams in the country. Among those streams is Spring Creek, which originates at the Big Spring in Bellefonte, and flows southwestward through Benner Township, passing through the appropriately named Fisherman’s Paradise. On Saturday, April 2, this area was the site of a day-long fly fishing clinic called A Day on Spring Creek with four Penn State Fishing Legends. The “legends” were expert fly fishermen who had served as instructors in Penn State’s Flyfishing class, which is part of the Physical Education curriculum. Since the original class was started by George Harvey at Penn State circa 1943, tens of thousands of students have taken the course, which is the first course of its kind at any university in the United States. Joe Humphreys, Vance McCullough, Mark Belden, and entomologist Greg Hoover rounded out the panel of experts which delivered both classroom and hands-on instruction to the 31 registered students. The students ranged from teenagers to senior citizens, all hoping to improve their fishing skills and enjoyment. The $125 per person registration fees went to support the ClearWater Conservancy’s Galbraith Gap land-acquisition program. This organization hopes to purchase a 152-acre parcel of land in Harris Township, adjacent to Rothrock State Forest to preserve a stream which is home to one of only five remaining native brook trout populations in the Spring Creek Watershed. The plan is

to eventually transfer ownership of the land to the Bureau of Forestry, making it public land. The day began with classroom instruction on the art of casting, followed by casting demonstrations along the stream by Joe Humphreys. Mark Belden called Joe “the maestro of casting,” and that’s a good description. Joe’s rod sways with fluid movements like the baton of a symphonic conductor, placing the fly at exactly the right position on the water’s surface. Watching Joe is like watching an artist at work, and the students learned much from him. Mark Belden gave a tutorial on reading a stream to determine the best fishing spots. “Watch the bubbles” he said. “They tell you where the currents are.” He gave several other pointers, then proved the validity of his advice by casting a fly into the stream, and hauling out a nice trout in less than a minute! The students and this reporter were impressed! After lunch, Greg Hoover gave a

Joe Humphreys and Greg Hoover prepare for a video presentation.

talk, along with a video, on trout stream insects and their habits. Greg knows his bugs, having been an ornamental extension entomologist at Penn State for 23 years. He is the faculty advisor the Penn State Fly Fishing Club, has coauthored a book, and writes a column for the Mid-Atlantic Fly Fishing Guide magazine. Finally, when the classroom instruction was finished, the group of anglers lined the banks of Spring Creek for some hands-on fishing, coached by the legends themselves. Here is where some real learning occurred, as well as some real fun! This event was a great learning experience for the students, as well as providing a lot of enjoyment. These folks will no doubt be hitting the streams this Saturday on the opening day of trout season with improved skills and confidence. They will be better fishermen, thanks to spending a day among legends.

Katie Ombalski, from the ClearWater Conservancy, thanks everyone for coming to the Flyfishing Legends day on Spring Creek.

Mark Belden instructs students on reading a stream. Mark Belden casts his lure in Spring Creek.

Joe Humphreys explains his casting techniques.

Students watch and learn along the stream banks.

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Writers Network Helps Budding Screenwriters By Kulsoom Khan STATE COLLEGE – The members of the Nittany Valley Writers Network learned all about writing for screenplays at their monthly meeting thanks to guest speaker, Dr. Lyn Elliot. Elliot teaches screenwriting and film and video production at Penn State. She received her B.A. in English from Carlton College and she attended the University of Ohio for her Ph.D. Elliot started off by saying that her interest in fiction writing led her to filmmaking. “Screenplays are an unusual form of writing, because you can read a screenplay on its own and feel like you experience the story.” She also described them as a blueprint for a film. She said that it has to be “specific enough to spark the reader’s imagination” like a potential director who could read it and picture making a movie about it. According to Elliot, the biggest way that screenwriting is different from fiction is that’s it’s a story that has to be told through sound and images on a screen – so the job of the screenwriter is to describe what is seen and heard on screen. “It’s important to keep in mind as a screen writer that all a film can do is show is things and make us hear things,” she said, Therefore, the screenwriter cannot explain what a character is thinking or feeling, which makes the task a little bit more challenging.






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Dr. Lyn Elliot gives discusses the art of screenplay writing at the Nittany Valley Writers Network meeting. Elliot teaches film and video production and screenwriting at Penn State. Elliot went on to show the audience members examples of some scripts from movies such as Shawshank Redemption and Almost Famous. A tip she offered about writing for film is to get the idea across effectively and with brevity. “No one wants to see a film that drags and drags,” she said. The same idea goes for when writing dialogue for characters-brevity and compression. Who knows? Maybe now State College could have a potential Oscarwinning screenplay writer in its midst !

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Easter Event’s Calendar Here is a calendar of the many Easter events – secular and sacred – that you and your family may want to enjoy in the coming weeks. Many are free.

King of Kings April 15, 16 & 17 at 7 p.m. Blanchard Church of Christ King Of Kings, a musical drama depicting the entire life of Jesus Christ, will be held at the Blanchard Church of Christ on April 15, 16 & 17. The musical prelude begins at 6:15 p.m. and the drama starts at 7 p.m. each evening. Admission is free and advance tickets are available by calling the church office at (570) 962-2423. Tickets are also available in the church lobby following morning worship services. Nursery service will be available. The church is just off route 150 in Blanchard. Brisbin Baptist Church Easter Cantata Friday, April 15 at 7 p.m. Brisbin Baptist Church, Houtzdale The Brisbin Baptist Church of Houtzdale presents their Easter cantata “Because We Believe” April 15 and April 17 at 7 p.m. Nursery services will be provided. For more information, call (814) 378-5482. Easter Egg Hunt April 16 at 10 a.m. Woodland Park, Bigler An Easter egg hunt will be held April 16 from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. at Woodland Park, Bigler, presented by the BJW Fire Company. The event is open to children ages one through 10. There will be food and refreshments available. Grand prizes will be given away at 1 p.m. Bake Sale/Chinese Auction Saturday, April 16 at 9 a.m. St. John The Baptist Church, Hawk Run Saint John the Baptist Church in Hawk Run is having a bake sale/Chinese auction April 16 from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. Items available include Easter nut rolls, cookies and more. Community Easter Egg Hunt Saturday, April 16 at 10 a.m. Warriors Mark UMC The Warriors Mark United Methodist Church is having a community Easter egg hunt for children April 16 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. For more information, call (814) 632-6906. Easter Bingo Saturday, April 16 at 7 p.m. Reliance Fire Company, Philipsburg The Reliance Fire Company in Philipsburg is having an all-paper Easter Bingo April 16 at 7 p.m. The guaranteed jackpot is $500 and gifts for everyone will be available. Easter Party & Egg Hunt Saturday, April 16 at 4 p.m. Trinity UMC, Bellefonte The Trinity United Methodist Church in Bellefonte is having an Easter Party & Egg Hunt April 16 at 4 p.m. Activities include games, puppet skit, egg coloring, crafts and more. For more information, call (814) 355-9425. Eggstravaganza Saturday, April 16 at 6 p.m. Brookside Wesleyan Church, Julian The Brookside Wesleyan Church in Julian presents Eggstravaganza April 16 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. An Easter drama will be presented followed by an egg hunt and crafts for children. For more information, call (814) 883-2395. Legion Auxiliary Easter Egg Hunt April 17 at 1 p.m. for registration Talleyrand Park This is the big one – 10,000 eggs and tons of activities for children from walking to age 12. Registration is at 1 p.m. Sunday, with the hunts beginning at 2 p.m. Registration is in Tallyrand Park behind Snappys. There will be entertainment for the kids during the registration hour, pictures with the Easter Bunny, plenty of raffles prizes after the hunt, plus crafts and refreshments. This is the fourth year the Bellefonte American Legion Auxiliary has held this hunt and it gets better every year! Easter Cantata April 17 at 7 p.m. Faith United Methodist Church Faith United Methodist Church in Bellefonte presents their Easter cantata “Who Do You Say I Am?” on Sunday, April 17 at 7 p.m. Interactive Jerusalem Village Sunday, April 17 Christ Community Church Christ Community Church in State College is having a Palm Sunday event April 17. Worship is scheduled for 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. with the “interactive Jerusalem Village” from 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Palm Sunday Service April 15 St. John Lutheran Church St. John Lutheran Church in Bellefonte is having Palm Sunday worship services April 17 at 8:15 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. Palm Sunday Brunch April 17 at 10 a.m. Millheim Fire Hall There will be a Palm Sunday Brunch at the Millheim Fire Hall from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Adults $8, children six to 12 $5, children under five – free. Menu is scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, potatoes, French toast, dried beef gravy, fruit & dessert, orange juice, milk and coffee.

Holy Week Services April 17 to April 24 St. Mark Evangelical Lutheran Church 160 N. Main Street, Pleasant Gap Morning Prayer every morning from April 17 to April 23 at 7 a.m. during Holy Week. Healing Service will be Wednesday, April 20 at 7 p.m. Maundy Thursday pot-luck meal begins at 6 p.m. April 21 Service of Word and Sacrament with foot washing will begin at 7 p.m. Please bring a dish to share for the covered dish meal. Contact the church office at 359-2522 if you are planning to attend the covered dish meal. Good Friday Service will be April 22 at 7:00 p.m. – a cooperative worship service with St. Mark Lutheran and Pleasant Gap United Methodist Church. Easter Sunrise Service will be April 24 at 6 a.m. followed by an Easter Breakfast. Call the church office at (814) 359-2522 if you plan to attend breakfast. Easter Festival Service at 9:30 a.m. A Gift of Grace:  Jesus’ Journey to the Cross Wednesday, April 20 at 6:30 p.m. Grace Lutheran Church 205 South Garner Street, State College A musical Passion play entitled A Gift of Grace: Jesus’ Journey to the Cross will be presented on Wednesday, April 20, from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the Grace Lutheran Church sanctuary. The drama, co-directed by Ted Christopher and Dale Toso, portrays and reflects on Biblical events from Jesus’ arrival in Jerusalem through his crucifixion. Text and original music by local author and singer, Laurel Sanders, include solos, a duet, and choral pieces accompanied by piano, trumpet, two cellos and pitched percussion. The public is warmly welcomed. A freewill offering will be taken to offset the cost of future church dramas. Call (814) 238-2478 for information. Good Friday Service April 22 at 7 p.m. Milesburg Baptist Church Milesburg Baptist Church is presenting a Good Friday Church Service April 22 at 7 p.m. The service will feature the church choir and a group of teens with a Sign Language Presentation and song. All are invited to attend. The church is on Market Street a block from the fire hall. All are welcome. Community Easter Egg Hunt Saturday, April 23 at 2 p.m. Tallyrand Park There is a Community Easter Egg Hunt, Saturday, April 23 at 2 p.m. at Talleyrand Park, Bellefonte. Free to all kids age 12 and under. Special guest: The Easter Bunny. Hunt begins at 3 p.m. Sponsored by local Bellefonte clubs and businesses. Easter Egg Hunt Saturday, April 23 at 1 p.m. Millehim Swimming Pool There will be an Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 23, 2011 at the Millheim Swimming Pool (Weather Permitting), otherwise at Millheim Fire Hall. It’s for children aged one to 12. There are activities from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m., and Egg Hunt with Easter Bunny at 2 p.m.   Sunrise & Easter Services April 24 at 6:30 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. Milesburg Baptist Church Milesburg Baptist Church is presenting a Sunrise Service Easter morning April 24 at 6:30 a.m. at the Milesburg Baptist COMMUNITY-WIDE Church, on Market Street a block EA STER EGG HUNT from the fire hall. A free breakfast will be served following the event for all who wish to attend. No RSVP is needed to attend! At 10:45 a.m., they will hold an Easter Celebration Service, featuring the church choir. SATURDAY, APRIL The children will be sharing 23, 2O11 at 2 pm FREE TO ALL KID’S A Resurrection Story and 12 & Under song.


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Easter Jewels for Year-Round Pleasure Meet the Creator at Confer’s Jewelers

By Sandie Biddle BELLEFONTE – Ilya Abelsky grew up in communist Russia and discovered his passion for Faberge-style eggs. He loved freedom and America even more. This noted Russian jewelry designer is the creator of the 800-piece collection that continues the tradition of 19thcentury Carl Faberge, jeweler to the Russian Imperial Family. Ilya is in Bellefonte as of this publication – showing his hand-crafted miniatures in a pre-Easter exhibition that runs through Saturday, April 16 at Confer’s Jewelers, 100 North Allegheny. Named the Eggs-hibit, Ilya is showing his entire collection. “It’s amazing, you can see all of them, so many deisgns,” said Monteca Confer, manager of Confer’s Jewelers. “We discovered him eight years ago at a jewelry show. They were an immediate hit here. People started collecting them.” The vibrant color, exquisite styling and expert craftsmanship of Abelsky’s Russian miniature eggs are recognized around the world.   Abelsky has exhibited his creations in London, Paris, Vienna and Berlin, as well as in major cities across the United States. “He was here four years Ilya Abelsky, jewelry ago,” Monteca said, “and he designer featuring really loved Bellefonte. He loved Faberge-style eggs, everything about it. He’s hard is in Bellefonte to book – we’re so happy to have through Saturday, him back again.” April 16 showing his The exhibition began yesentire collection. terday, Thursday, April 14. It’s open today, April 15, from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and again from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday. Ilya is on hand to personally greet customers and give them a personal briefing on the history and cultural significance of Faberge eggs. “Ilya loves to talk – about the history of the Faberge eggs, of his work, of his life growing up in communist Russia,” Monteca said. “He also loves America, and has a number of patriotic designs – flags, military symbols.” The Eggs-hibit will feature a series of 20 American patriotic eggs offered as a tribute to U.S. military personnel serving this country in Iraq, Afghanistan, and elsewhere around the globe.

The brilliant color, sophisticated styling and expert “Old World” craftsmanship of Abelsky’s Russian miniature eggs are considered unique in the jewelry industry. While original Faberge eggs are kept behind glass and untouchable in the world’s finest museums and private collections, Abelsky’s creations are affordable and touchable for all. They are meant to be worn, enjoyed, and collected, with prices that are reasonable considering the special care that goes into creating each one. Ilya’s miniatures are approximately 3/4 inch tall. They are made of sterling silver with 24-, 18-, and 14-carat gold overlay and brilliant, multicolored enamel. The secret, he says, is in the hand enameling. His eggs are often mistaken for Faberge eggs – although the master did only 48 miniatures, according to Abelsky. Ilya Abelsky designs the eggs in Atlanta and uses six expert U.S.-based Russian jewelers, who he helped emigrate to the U.S. to produce them. It typically takes two-to-three months for a new design to be created. Each egg is given eight painstakingly delicate coats of enamel. “Some open up,” Monteca said, “and some even have a figure inside – a cat or guardian angel for example. He calls those his ‘hidden treasures.’”

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Big Tires, Big Smiles and One BIG Lobster on Wheels By Les Barnhart

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Blue/White Weekend Full of Question Marks By Matt Masullo Heading into the 2011 football season, the Nittany Lion football team will be a team that faces several questions. None more important than who is going to be under center when they kick their 125th season off September 3 against Indiana State. The four quarterbacks on the roster that we know of, will be taking steps in the direction of leading the Blue and White this season in Saturday’s Blue/White game. Last season, Rob Bolden was the first true freshman quarterback in Joe Paterno’s tenure as head coach to start the season under center for the Nittany Lions; he started eight games on the season. He was eventually replaced by former walk-on Matt McGloin after an injury sidelined Bolden after the Minnesota game. McGloin sparked the Lions with his gun slinger-esque play and helped to lead them to an Outbowl Bowl appearance, where Penn State would fall to Florida 37-24. The forgotten man last season was junior Kevin Newsome, who was widely believed to be Daryl Clark’s eventual successor. Newsome rarely saw the field, and when he did, he struggled with the play calling and grasping the offense. He is said to be seeing some reps during spring practice, as is the highly touted redshirt freshman Paul Jones. It can be argued that a year ago during last years Blue/White game that Jones looked the best out of all of the Nittany Lion signal callers. However, Bolden and McGloin have separated themselves from the pack in the competition during spring practices, seeing a majority of the first team reps. Paterno has vehemently stated that a starter will not be named until the fall. A good showing for any quarterback on Saturday could go a long way towards determining who will be running the offense come early September. The quarterback position is not the only position featuring uncertainty for Penn State heading into this season. The offensive line struggled mightily at times last season, and that line featured NFL prospect Stefan Wisniewski. He has since graduated, leaving Chima Okoli, Johnnie Troutman and Quinn Barham to fill the voids from last season. DeOn’tae Pannel is also seeing some first team repetitions. Assistant coach Dick Anderson will have his hands full developing the right formula on the offensive line this season. The team must also replace all-time leading rusher Evan Royster, not an easy task to do, as it seemed like Royster was playing on Saturdays in Beaver stadium for the last six years. Upcoming sophomore Silas Redd

appears to have the upper hand at replacing Royster, but will likely share carries with Stephfon Green when he is healthy. Curtis Dukes and Brandon Beachum will also look to get into the backfield mix. The wide receiver position could be a strength this season, as Justin Brown, Derek Moye and Devon Smith all return. Shawney Kersey has had some off-field issues in the past, but has the talent to be regular contributor on offense. On the defensive side of the ball, the defensive line, much like the offensive line, has a lot of work to do this season. Last year, defensive ends Jack Crawford and Eric Latimore missed significant time, and will be held out of Saturday’s game as they are both healing up from injuries suffered last year. Also gone from the defensive line will be Pete Massaro, who suffered a knee injury this spring and will miss the 2011 season. Sean Stanley is seeing a majority of the first team reps at one end, and DaQuan Jones has been moved to the other end. Brandon Ware could also contribute. Linebacker U needs to regain its swagger this season, after the defense surrendered over 300 yards a game last year. Michael Mauti, who moved from outside linebacker to inside linebacker, is back, as is former State College Little Lion Nate Stupar. Gerald Hodges certainly looks the part of a linebacker, but it is yet to be seen if he can play on Saturdays at a high level. In the secondary, Penn State returns D’Anton Lynn at one cornerback, and either Stephon Morris, Derrick Thomas or former wide receiver Chaz Powell at the other. At the safety positions, Drew Astorino and Nick Sukay both return for their senior seasons. Sukay was sidelined last year, but appears to be healthy heading into the 2011 campaign. And probably the biggest question of them all this offseason is whether or not Joe Paterno will return for his 46th season at the helm of the Nittany Lions. The 84 year olds contract expires at the end of this season, and he has yet to negotiate a contract extension beyond the 2011 season. Saturday will also be a chance for some of the homegrown talent of the area to get some experience. Joining the aforementioned Stupar will be fellow State College alum Alex Kenney, Bellefonte’s Kyle Lucas and Philipsburg Osceola’s J.D. Mason.

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Blue White Weekend: Sports, Social, and Family Events

Penn State is hosting 2011 Blue White Weekend festivities today through Sunday, April 17. The free football scrimmage will be Saturday in Beaver Stadium. Kickoff is scheduled for 2 p.m. Admission and parking to the scrimmage is free for all visitors. It’s a great chance for football fans to get a look at the new 2011 squad. This year’s Blue-White Weekend presented by AAA will launch the celebration of 125 years of Penn State Football. Numerous events will be held in conjunction with the Blue-White Game, including the popular pre-game autograph session with the players, a three-day carnival, food, pre-game parade, live entertainment, and fireworks. A carnival, children’s games, food vendors and the student entertainment stage will be open Friday from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. The WTAJ-TV

Wing Fest is set for Friday at 6 p.m. with fireworks at 9 p.m. On Saturday, the student stage gets busy at 10 a.m. and JR and Natalie will be the final act on stage at 4:30 p.m. Two recent additions to the Blue-White Weekend schedule will be held Sunday. The Second Beaver Stadium 5K Run/Family Fun Walk to benefit Special Olympics Pennsylvania begins at 10 a.m. To register for the Beaver Stadium 5K Run/Family Fun Walk go to: Also, for the first time, the carnival adjacent to Beaver Stadium will extend into Sunday, operating from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. There are two new events this year: a Penn State Idol contest (finals Friday, 7 p.m.) and a parade on Curtin Road featuring six high school bands (Saturday, 11 a.m.).



Blue-White Notes:

4 p.m. to 10 p.m. – Music on Stage

10 a.m. to 10 p.m. – Carnival and Food

- Stadium parking lots will open at 8 a.m.

1 p.m. – Women’s Lacrosse

6 p.m. to 10 p.m. – Carnival and Food

10 a.m. to 6 p.m. – Booths with Prizes

- Stadium gates A and B will open at noon

6 p.m. to 10 p.m. – WingFest

10 a.m. to noon – Student Acts

6:35 p.m. – PSU Baseball

10:45 a.m. – Blue White Parade

- Autograph session with the players will run from 12:30 p.m. to 1:15 p.m.

2 p.m. to 5 p.m. - The Millbrook Marsh Nature Center, 548 Puddintown Road, is holding an Earth Day celebration. Families are invited to participate in various Earth Day activities. It’s free and a great opportunity for families to spend time together.

7 p.m. – Penn State Idols Finals 7:30 p.m. – Penn State Ice Rink presents The Four Seasons ice show. 7:45 p.m. to 9:15 p.m. – LowJack on Stage 8:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. – The Central PA Observers is hosting a free public sky watch at Tudek Park in State College, clouds and weather permitting. 9:15 p.m. Fireworks

12:30 p.m. – Stadium Autograph Session 12:45 p.m. – Lionettes Dance Team 1 p.m. – Blue Band/ Cheerleaders 2 p.m. – Blue White Game 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. – Go Go Gadget 5 p.m. – PSU Baseball 7 p.m. – Men’s Lacrosse 7:30 p.m. – Penn State Ice Rink presents The Four Seasons ice show. 8:30 p.m. – Fireworks

SUNDAY, APRIL 17 10 a.m. – Special Olympics 5K Run 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. – Carnival and Food Noon to 4 p.m. – A Civil War re-enactment group of the 3rd Pennsylvania Volunteers are encamped on the grounds of the Pennsylvania Military Museum, Boalsburg, showing the loading and firing of replica, period artillery pieces.

WATCH THE GAME ON TV The Blue-White Game will air on ESPN2, the Penn State Sports Network, and The contest also will air on the Big Ten Network Saturday at 5 p.m.

LISTEN ON THE RADIO Penn State Sports Network will air the game (Local: State College (WMAJ, 1450) and WBUS (93.7 FM), Altoona (WVAM, 1430)

1:05 p.m. – PSU Baseball

ED: I added a few non-PSU family-friendly events to this official Blue White Weekend schedule for a change of pace. Also see our What’s Happening and Save The Date calendars in this issue.

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Mountain and Glass Post Impressive Victories in MMA Event By Les Barnhart Photos by Rob Lynn Photography

Once again it was a great night of MMA action at the Altoona Convention Center and another impressive night for the Dignan-Brumbaugh camp. UFC fighter and former Hollidaysburg standout wrestler, Charlie Brennaman, was on-hand for the evening’s event and along with the capacity crowd was provided a solid slate of MMA action. Mixed Martial Arts is a growing sport that in the mind of many has passed boxing in popularity and that could have

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something to do with the fact helped focus the young that it opens doors to the cage fighter. He would drop to many different disciplines. Labosky to his knees in It moves away from simply the opening round and being a puncher that can not almost ended the fight only deliver a blow but also with an arm bar but ran be able to take one. Then out of time. Mountain again, the growing popularcame out in the second ity could just come from the round and took the fight fact that the fights are incredto the ground with an ibly exciting. That was on impressive takedown. He display again recently when controlled the fight again several members of the Digin the round and continnan-Brumbaugh camp were ued to do so in the third involved in the MMA event as he landed powerful held in Altoona. combinations. Mountain The first of the three added another takedown fighters from Dignan-Brumin the final round as he Capuana throws a punch. baugh was in the second bout posted his second straight of the evening as “Brooklyn” lopsided win and improved Joe Capuana squared off with Greg Jones. Capuana looked to 3-0. The judges agreed with a unanimous decision (30-26, to use his strong kicks in the first round but it was clear 30-27 and 30-27). from the start that Jones was looking to take the fight to The Main Event on the card was the last of three Digthe ground. The fighters spent most of the first round on the nan-Brumbaugh fighters and it featured perhaps the best in mat and at one point Capuana looked to end the fight with their stable, Travis Glass. The bout was at the professional a choke but couldn’t pull it off. The second round was much level with Glass entering the fight with a 1-1 record while his of the same action as the fighters did a great deal of ground opponent Scott Fierle held a 5-4 record. work. Capuana had both a triangle and an arm bar attempt Glass wasted no time in imposing his will upon his in the round that he couldn’t finish. The third round didn’t opponent as he showed a calm demeanor in the cage while see much notable action as the decision would be left in the taking down Fierle before ending the fight just two minutes hands or cards of the judges. Jones won on all three cards and and fourteen seconds into the fight with a very strong and this was awarded a hard fought win. aggressive arm bar. Business definitely picked up in the third bout of the evening as Brad Mountain, who posted a dominate win in his last fight, picked up where he left off against Thomas Labosky. Both fighters opened the fight throwing bombs at one another and were landing some devastating shots. It appeared as though Mountain may have been stung pretty Jason Dignan (right) readies Brad Mountain good with a punch Mountain drops Labosky for his fight. but if he was it only in the first round.

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APRIL 15, 2011


Challenges Bellefonte’s Gummo Named Player of the Week


By Tim Kessling

Dix Honda and the Centre County Gazette are proud to announce that Bellefonte pitcher Robert Gummo has been named as the Player of the Week for the week ending April 12, 2011 for his performance’s this past week. Gummo went the distance on the hill for the Red Raiders in a 10-0 victory over Huntingdon last week, striking out 11 Bearcats. He helped his own cause at the plate as well, going 4-for-4 and driving in four runs as the Red Raiders shutout the Bearcats.

Kenseth Grabs Checkered Flag for First Time in Two Years

By Matt Masullo Matt Kenseth last won a Nascar Sprint Cup race in February 2009 (76 races ago), which seemed like an eternity. Kenseth led 169 laps on Sunday in a dominating performance to bring home the checkered flag in the Samsung Mobile 500 at Texas Motor Speedway. Kenseth was running in third place behind Tony Stewart and Kurt Busch late in the race, but both had to stop for fuel, whereas Kenseth had enough in the tank to make it to the checkered if the race was caution free. Luckily for him, the yellow flag didn’t fly, and he snapped the longest winless streak of his career. Kenseth finished nearly 8.5 seconds ahead of Clint Bowyer, who played second fiddle to Kenseth. Rounding out the top five were Carl Edwards, Greg Bifle and Paul Menard. Next week, the Sprint Cup Series heads to Talladega for the Aarons 499. Expect fast times and at least one big accident at one of the fastest tracks on the circuit.


On Saturday April 2, 2011 Dignan Brumbaugh MMA had three fighters in yet another fight at the Altoona Convention Center. I had been waiting to watch this fight for a while because one of the fighters that I roll around with in training on a regular basis was fighting and making his debut in the 150 weight class. Joe Capuana who we refer to as “Brooklyn Joe” because of is New York accent is probably one of the nicest kids I know and has been an honor getting to train with him. He has been training somewhere in the realm of three years and has leg kicks that would drop an elephant to its knees. Brad Mountain was also fighting again as well as our best and only professional fighter Travis Glass. Travis is also one of the nicest kids I’ve ever met and remains one of the coolest fighters to watch. He remains calm and patient and ends fights extremely quickly. On Saturday Joe fought a great fight and lost in close decision after three rounds. Brad continued mowing down his opponents and won his fight by decision after dropping his opponent to his knees from a hard hit to the chin and nearly ending the fight in a deep arm bar. Travis ended his fight in 2 minutes and 14 seconds in an arm bar that you would have missed if you blinked. Overall, it was a very successful night yet again for Dignan Brumbaugh MMA. I remain extremely impressed with Jason and Byron as coaches and they have earned my respect as well as many others. I’m confident that with this camp I will become the best fighter that I can be. As the construction season starts to heat up again I have almost made the adjustment to get back in to the groove of things. I had to take a few weeks of absence from my training regiment due to an injury that scared me for the first time. While at training I rolled on my neck and felt muscles and ligaments pull and I immediately knew that it was not going to be a fun next few weeks. Managing to tough it out for almost a week I finally caved in and went to the doctor, which led to my very first emergency room visit. After some quick paper work and X-Rays the doctors came to the conclusion

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I had major pulled muscles in my neck that were pinching off nerves to my right shoulder and right arm. I experienced major pain in my neck and couldn’t move my right arm normally. It was a very surreal feeling knowing that in seconds things can change quite drastically. After being on major medication for a few weeks and some time off from anything physical except for work, I am about 70 percent and feel confident I will be ready to fight again by next week. I have never been more anxious to get back into the training regiments and starting to cut weight once again. I have lost time to make up for and am looking forward to the new facility that Jason and Byron should be starting to train in this week. The new facility has two Cages and over a thousand square feet of mat space. It includes a weight room and most importantly, our instructors and fighters from the Dignan Brumbaugh camp come with the package. The challenges that come along with fighting are extreme whether mental or physical. Mentally you worry about what you are capable of and how you will perform on a daily basis, whether it‘s dieting, cutting weight, family issues, work issues, or physical issues. It’s a constant battle of not knowing what lies ahead and being confident. No matter how rough it gets you have to have the attitude that nothing will get in your way of getting to where you want to be. But no matter what happens… The day that I get to step foot into the cage with intensions of fighting the guy in front of me all of this right here and now will be all worth every inch of pain and sweat. Because seeing the faces of those who supported you, and those who doubted you, will be a day which will remain a milestone in my life forever. “Life’s challenges are not supposed to paralyze you, they’re supposed to help you discover who you are.” Anonymous

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This year’s event will be held Saturday, June 18th at Belles Springs Golf Course, the beautiful 18-hole course located in Mill Hall, Pennsylvania. Registration begins at 7:15 am, with a shotgun start at 8 am. The cost for this event is $75 per golfer. This price includes 18 holes of golf, riding cart, commemorative gift, on-course refreshments and door prizes. There will be an awards presentation directly after golf has concluded. To help us properly plan for this event, please pre-register by May 1st, 2011. Make checks payable to BEA Varsity Club. Please note that we will only accept the first 36 foursomes. Foursomes that pre-register by May 1st will receive a $5.00 (pay $70 per golfer with discount) discount per golfer.

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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 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



APRIL 15, 2011

Lady Rams Fall to Lewistown

Bellefonte Lacrosse Team Raiders Stay Hot at the Plate Falls to Visiting Dallas

The Penns Valley girls softball team dropped a heartbreaker the Lewistown, losing 3-2. The Lady Rams produced seven hits in the loss to Lewistown’s four, but the Lady Panthers of Lewistown used a big fourth inning to get by the young Lady Rams. Courtney Ironside led the way for Penns Valley, going 3 for 3 at the plate. Tessa Deardorff accounted for both of Penns Valley’s runs in the contest.

BELLEFONTE – Bellefonte Red Raiders slipped to 0-2-0 after hosting the Dallas Mountaineers in their second conference game of the Central Susquehanna League. Bellefonte scored four goals during the fourth period in quick succession but it wasn’t enough as Dallas posted a 7-5 win in the match. Tom Forstmeier and Anthony (Frankie) Muzika both scored twice in the loss for the Red Raiders. Devin Raymond scored a goal while Dakota Moyer assisted on one of Forstmeier’s goals. Goalie Scott Winger recorded twelve saves.

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The Red Raider baseball team was back in action Thursday, and again, they brought their bats with them. Bellefonte needed only six innings to defeat Huntingdon 10-0. Robert Gummo led the way for Bellefonte, striking out 11 Bearcats, going 4-for-4 at the plate and driving in four runs. Cody McClure and Brandon Grau each had multiple hit games, and drove in five runs combined hitting in the eight and nine spots in the Raiders potent lineup. Matt Watson scored three times for Bellefonte.

Red Raiders Bats Cooled Lady Eagles Defend Home Turf by Knocking Off Bellefonte Off by Little Lions By Les Barnhart MILESBURG – When Bald Eagle Area and Bellefonte renew their rivalries, the sport sometimes doesn’t even matter but when it’s the two schools’ storied softball teams that square off, it’s usually something special. Last Thursday, the two teams met up on the diamond in Milesburg and once again it was a game that left fans reminded why this series is one of the best around. Megan Dudish pitched masterfully in relief of Cassondra Ross after entering the game in the fourth inning with two runners on and only one out. Dudish would retire the Lady Raiders’ 3rd and 4th place hitters, Jess Gmerek and Hannah Cooper, in order to end the threat and preserve the 4-3 lead

that would stand as the winning score. She would pick up the win, allowing just one hit (coming on a bunt) while striking out and walking one against a very potent Bellefonte lineup. The teams scored all their runs in big innings with Bald Eagle Area taking an early 4-0 lead in the second inning. The runs came on a single by Amber McClure and a triple by Kelly Chambers. Both hits plated two runs and came with two outs in the inning. Bellefonte responded in their at bat in the third when Chrissy Tressler plated Hannah Cooper with a single. An error allowed another run to score before Vanessa Cooper knocked in their third and ultimately final run.

Raychel DeArmitt (1-2) was tagged with the loss, allowing the four runs on six hits while walking four and striking out six in the complete game outing. Bald Eagle Area improved to 3-0 on the season while the Lady Raiders slipped to 3-2 with the loss. In the Junior Varsity game, Bald Eagle Area also picked up the win but with a lot more offense being put on the board. The Lady Eagles posted a 17-12 victory with Taylor Yarrison getting the win on the mound. Mallory Bennett paced the Bald Eagle Area offense with four hits including three doubles while Alicia Allen collected three singles for Bellefonte.

Little Lions Roundup

Bald Eagle Area Little League Softball Meeting The Bald Eagle Area Little League Softball will be holding their regular monthly meeting on SUNDAY, MAY 8TH AT 6PM. The meeting will be held at 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 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.

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The State College Little Lions baseball team opened their season on the road last Thursday at Punxsutawney with a 12-11 loss. The Chucks (3-0) posted eight runs in the bottom of the seventh inning to erase the Little Lions’ 11-4 lead. Brandon Auman (0-1) took the loss after allowing the eight runs in the final inning. Austin Mock was the only State College hitter to record multiple hits in the game. The Little Lions recorded four doubles as a team. The Junior Varsity team picked up a 3-0 win to open their season. The Lady Little Lions softball team also opened their season last Thursday as they played host to DuBois but would see their comeback attempt fall short, 3-2. State College had grabbed an early 1-0 lead but saw DuBois score twice in the sixth inning and another in the seventh before the Lady Little Lions pushed a run across in the bottom of seventh but could get no closer. The JV team posted a 12-11 win to open their season. The softball team was on the field again Saturday but with similar results as they fell 6-1 to visiting St. Mary’s. Haley Shaw (0-2) picked up the loss after allowing five runs on nine hits while striking out five. State College’s lone run came in the bottom of the fifth when Emilee Eden knocked in Dani Hart.

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Heading into their game against State College last Friday, the Red Raider baseball was hitting an absurd .474 as a team and averaging just over 13 runs per game. The Raiders then ran into a buzz saw by the name is Tim Scholly. The Little Lion pitcher held the Raiders bats in check, allowing only five hits in a six inning 10-0 victory. With the score tied 0-0 heading into the third inning, State College broke the game open, scoring four runs. Those four runs came on just two hits; one, an infield single off of the bat of Saige Jenco. The Red Raiders threatened in the fifth inning, but with the base loaded, Eric Regel grounded into an inning ending double play. The Little Lions then put up a six spot in the sixth inning to ice the game off of Bellefonte reliever Tyler Sunday. Scholly kept the Raiders off balance all day, something that Clearfield and Huntingdon’s pitchers had struggled with, in 17-6 and 10-0 losses respectively.

Lady Raiders Come up Short in B.J. Wetzler Tournament

By Matt Masullo On Saturday April 9, the Bellefonte Lady Raiders hosted the B.J. Wetzler Tournament at O’Leary Field in Bellefonte. B.J. Wetzler was a standout for the Lady Raiders in the late 90’s, and is the late daughter of former Lady Raider softball coach John Wetzler. The four team tournament consisted of the Lady Raiders, West Branch, Brockway and Southern Huntingdon. The Lady Raiders came up shorts in the tournament’s first game, losing to West Branch 5-4. Bellefonte hit the ball well, but never came through with runners in scoring position. In the consolation game, the Lady Raiders stoned Brockway as Raychel DeArmitt and Alexandra Stahes combined to strike out 14 and hold Brockway to just six base runners in an 8-1 victory. Leading the way at the plate for the Lady Raiders was Erica DeVinney, who went 3-for-3 with a triple. Southern Huntingdon defeated West Branch in the championship game.

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APRIL 15, 2011


Red Moshannon Downriver Race By David Kurtz

Kurt Smithgall of State College and Penn State University screamed down the fast-flowing Red Moshannon Creek in a blistering time of 41 minutes and 36 seconds to earn the Top Dog Award for the 2011 running of the Red Moshannon Downriver Race. Sponsored by the Tussey Mountain Outfitters of Bellefonte this 44th running had one of the largest numbers of paddlers in recent times. A total of 161 persons paddling 123 boats consisted of the racing crowd. They were competing in 26 classes in a variety of boats both open and decked. Smithgall paddled in the kayak wildwater class. Of the local paddlers, Bob Horlacher, formerly State College and now Mt. Gretna, won the fourth place in this class in a respectable 51:50 minutes. Winner of the fastest open canoe on the course was the Bellefonte fatherson team of Dan and Evan Jones. Their time of 49:10 was achieved in a racing Kevlar canoe open doubles unlimited. One of the most competitive classes was Other results: Kayak women rec short 3. Andrea Boito, State College, 1:01:37 Kayak women rec medium 3. Kirsten Lewis, Philipsburg, 1:01:06 Kayak men rec short 4. Jason Englehart, Spring Mills, 58:47 Kayak men rec long 6. Brian Wick, PA Furnace, 54:40 Open canoe mixed doubles 2. Lisa Wendel, Boalsburg/ Jack Chernega, 56:53 4. Rachel and Tom Leitzinger, State College, 58:53 Open doubles canoe century 3. Howard Pillot and Edward Prince, State College, 53:02 Open doubles canoe short 2. Tasha Volkers and Matt Weldon, State College, 53:46 4. Aaron Roos, Pl. Gap and Kevin Yontosh, Pl Gap, 54:32

the kayak women whitewater class where they were paddling composite (slalom) boats. Dawn McCracken of Clearfield won this class in 54:14 minutes with second place being taken by Natalie Thomas of Pittsburgh who was timed in 54:19 minutes. In this class newcomer Sarah Mosier, State College, seventh grader, won the bronze in a good 55:54 minutes. In the open doubles canoe over/under class the father-son team of Duane and Ethan Diefenbach of Bellefonte won in 56:52 minutes. Second place was taken by another father-son team of Doug and Sam Swope, State College, in one hour 27:20 minutes. Sara McConell of Bellefonte took second place in the kayak women whitewater class in one hour 3:59 minutes. Mary Whitehead of Philipsburg was third in one hour 4:11 minutes. Jon Nelson of State College won the kayak men’s whitewater composite class. Paddling a slalom kayak he traversed the seven-mile course in 53:02 minutes. Here Chauncey Blakeslee of Mingoville was third in 57:24. 10. James Ruth, St. College and Zach Bird, Williamsport, 1:51:30 11. Travis Hall and Ryan Fanning, Snow Shoe, 2:14:27 Open doubles canoe long 5. Harry Cowden and Graig Fink, Phillipsburg, 59:31 Open canoe solo 3. Dave Yoxtheimer, State College, 57:55 5. Dan Ombalski, Julian, 1:16:58


OLV Fencing Team Sweeps League Championship STATE COLLEGE – Our Lady of Victory Catholic School swept the 13th Annual Scholastic Fencing League Championship held on Saturday, April 2. State College & Lock Haven Homeschool Association, Nittany Christian School, Our Lady of Victory Catholic School, and Penn-Mont Academy all competed for three titles, Girl’s Division, Boy’s Division and Combined Division. Winners were determined based upon the total points earned in five separate rounds. • Our Lady of Victory Catholic School placed 1st in Girl’s Division • Our Lady of Victory Catholic School placed 1st in Boy’s Division • Our Lady of Victory Catholic School placed 1st in Combined Division OLVCS Team Members Middle School, sixth to eighth grades: Liam Geleskie, Maeve McFeely, DJ Shaw, Alex Burka, William Musick, Isabel Sicree, Charlotte Erb, Michael Peters, Justin Shondeck, Sully Hamdan, Nathan Shunk, Joonho Cho, and Taehan Choi Elementary School, third to fifth grades: Kevin Dolan, Jeffrey Hodgdon, Annabella Romeo, Josephine Erb, Brynn Hershbine, Piper Weldon, Madeline Hulburt, Juliana Erb, and Elizabeth Peters The OLV team was coached by Ethan Muri, Chuck Andrasko, Jason Krasowitz

Fencing Coaches Ethan Muri & Wes Glon and Robert MacClaren. Coach Wes Glon is the founder and head coach of the scholastic programs. He has served as the U.S. Olympic Coach for two Olympic Games. He is also one of the coaches for the 12-time National Champions PSU Nittany Lions. The Pennsylvania Fencing Center was formed by Coach Glon as the fulfillment of a dream to begin a league of young students with the opportunity to learn the sport that he loves. The Fencing Center is currently in its 13th year of operation in five schools and associations. Fencing is a sport that stresses character and Coach Glon believes, “There are important lessons to be learned in each bout. Whether one wins or loses, what counts is the experience learned… for the next opponent. This is a great character lesson for life! Good sportsmanship is a key value students will learn in fencing.”

Open canoe solo unlimited 4. Chuck Wendler, Phillipsburg, 56:13 Kayak men’s whitewater 2. Paul Leah, Boalsburg, 55:30 5. Will Farwell, Boalsburg, 58:26 6. Andy Mylin, State College, 59:13 8. Jerad Kocet, Bellefonte, 59:38 9. Stacey Sublett, State College, 1:01:05 12. Brett Heckman, Spring Mills, 1:05:20 13. Nick Barger, Phillipsburg, 1:18:06

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Bellefonte Y Sends Swimmers to District, State By Terri Fedor

BELLEFONTE – During March, the Bellefonte Family YMCA Stingray Swim Team sent competitors to two major regional meets. The Western Pennsylvania YMCA District Championships were held March 12 and13 at Indiana University of Pennsylvania with 28 Bellefonte swimmers qualified to participate. The top 12 placers in each individual event and top nine in each relay event then qualified to participate in the Pennsylvania YMCA State Championships. This event was held on March 19 and 20 at the Penn State Natatorium and drew more than 1,500 swimmers from across the commonwealth. Nineteen members of the Bellefonte YMCA Swim Team posted event times that qualified them for participation at the State Championship Meet with four swimmers bringing home top-place honors: • 10 & under Boys - Brian Feldman 3rd 50 Breast • 14 & under Girls - Gwen Lowery 3rd 200 IM and 12th 50 Free • 15 & over Girls – Katie Scordato 11th 200 IM • 15 & over Boys – Andrew Rosenberger 11th 200 IM and 11th 100 Breast. The Stingray’s head coach is Jim Merinar. He’s assisted by Dominic Romanini and Lynette Grieb.

District swimmers: (Bottom L to R): Brian Feldman, Reagan Butler, Ian Lowery, Ethan Ebeling, Esther Ebeling, and Miranda Fedor. (Top L to R): Jim Merinar and his daughter Rebekkah, Jordan Newman, Cydnei Crust, Katie Scordato, Gwen Lowery, Josh Cram, Veronica Garis, and Colton Schnars Not pictured: John Purnell, Keira Welsh, Erin Welsh, Amy Seely, Drew Seely, Patrick Scordato, Grey Rockey, Noah Rowland, Alyssa Butterworth, Alea Oakman, Andrew Rosenberger, Isaac Thomas, Caleb Thomas, Deborah Armstrong, and Haley Pollick. State swimmers: (Bottom L to R): Brian Feldman, Ian Lowery, Colton Schnars, Ethan Ebeling, and Miranda Fedor. (Top L to R): Jim Merinar and his daughter Rebekkah, Jordan Newman, Cydnei Crust, Katie Scordato, Gwen Lowery, and Josh Cram. Not pictured: John Purnell, Keira Welsh, Patrick Scordato, Grey Rockey, Noah Rowland, Andrew Rosenberger, Drew Seely, Isaac Thomas, and Caleb Thomas.



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Young Violinists & World-Renowned Cellist Perform with Pennsylvania Centre Orchestra By Karen Dabney

STATE COLLEGE – On Sunday, April Hannah Feldstein, Rachel Hite, and orchestras in Central Pennsylvania,” she 10, the Pennsylvania Centre Orchestra Leah Maines. Lois Durran’s students said. “The Concerto by Haydn has many delighted music lovers with a concert of included Maggie Davis, Mahima typical qualities of music of Haydn. It Baroque and Classical music favorites. Kumara, Aileen and Nathan McK- is exuberant, joyful, and witty in the Guest musicians, cellist Kim Cook, instry, Giselle Nairn, Sneha Yennawar, two faster movements, and very expresand the Academy of Young Violinists, and Rachel Zimmerman. sive in the slow movement....This music joined them for the performance in the When asked about playing music was written for a virtuoso cellist in the sanctuary of Grace Lutheran Church, with the Young Violinists, Jim Lyon, Esterhazy Court, and therefore is chalState College. the concertmaster of the orchestra, lenging to play because of the difficult Music director and conductor smiled. “We love doing that. We love technical demands.” Douglas Meyer added Samuel Barber’s their enthusiasm. Memorizing three Cook and the orchestra gave a very solemn Adagio for Strings to the program movements [of the concerto] in one’s impressive performance of this beautias a “memorial performance for the head and hands is quite a feat. We love ful music to an appreciative audience. families devastated by the recent tragic to get the next generation of musicians The orchestra’s final selection events in Japan.” At Meyer’s request, turned on to classical music.” was the lovely but less well known the audience did not applaud after this After the young musicians departed, Sinfonia Veneziana by Antonio Salieri, opening piece, but observed a moment the orchestra played J.S. Bach’s Orches- a colleague of Mozart. Meyer said, “The of silence. Collection baskets and enve- tral Suite No. 1 in C Major, which Salieri symphony hasn’t been played lopes were provided for concertgoers had seven short movements based on around here. This may be the Pennsylwho wished to contribute to the Red majestic and lively Baroque dance vania premiere.” Cross and the Save the Children disaster music. Salieri became familiar to many relief efforts in Japan. Then the orchestra performed Franz through the film, Amadeus. However, For the second piece, Vivaldi’s Joseph Haydn’s Concerto for Violoncello according to Meyer, the composer’s joyful Violin Concerto in G Minor, in C Major, featuring guest soloist Kim scheming hatred was added to create a the Academy of Young Violinists was Cook. A Penn State Laureate, music good story. “In reality, there is evidence featured guest performers. This was his- professor, recording artist, and world- that he was a help to Mozart early on.” torically appropriate, since Vivaldi, an renowned cellist, Cook founded the Founded in 1990-1991, the Penneighteenth-century Catholic priest, vio- Penn State cello choir, and has taught sylvania Centre Orchestra performs linist, and composer, wrote an extensive and played internationally. music from the Baroque period to the collection of music for young female Before the concert, Cook expressed present day. Members of the professional students at the home for abandoned her excitement about playing with the chamber orchestra include Penn State children where he worked. PCO, “one School of Music faculty and students, Lois Durran, principle of the best and local professional musicians. second violinist with the Pennsylvania Centre Orchestra, led the group of 20 students during the concert. According to Meyer, they had prepared all year. They gave a polished, spirited performance that complimented the professional musicians of the orchestra, and won the enthusiastic applause of the audience. The Academy of Young The orchestra Violinists’ members studied performed Franz with three local teachers. Joseph Haydn’s Leslie Beers’ students Concerto for included Raina Arnett, Violoncello in C Major, William Edwards, David and featuring guest soloist Kevin Paroda, Serena Sickler, Kim Cook – a Penn Emily and Travis Thiel, The Pennsylvania Centre Orchestra delighted Ayush Upneja, and Veronika State Laureate, music professor, recording music lovers with their final concert of the Vovchenko. Debbie Trudeau artist, and worldseason in an April 10 performance at Grace taught Miranda Chen, renowned cellist. Lutheran Church, State College.

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Real Estate Located at: 4163 Penns Valley Road, Spring Mills, PA. 16875. 2 - Commercial Buildings selling as one deed. Building#1: 2 story Retail Bldg with 2nd Floor Apt Option. Public Sewer, Private Well. Building#2: Commercial Office Space, Private Well, Toilet, Public Sewer & Integral Garage & Currently rented month to month. Contact the Auctioneer for more Real Estate information No Firearms Will BE Sold At This Auction. Selling Will be the Following: Old Military Helmet Collection, German, American and Others, Antique Cast Iron Cook Stove, Oak & wooden antique Glass display cabiets, Archery Supplies, Bullets, Powder, Reloading Supplies & Dies, New & Old Brass, Factory Ammunition, Tree Stands, Scents & Lures, Wildlife Mounts, Scopes, Mounts, Fletching equipment, and much more too numerous to mention. Jodons Sporting Goods has been in business for over 35 years. Please go to to view inventory photos and real estate details.

Public “2- Estate” Auction The Estate of Martin W. (Marty) Gettig of State College, PA. The Estate of Esther M. Gettig of State College, PA.

Saturday, April 30, 2010 – 8:30 AM Centre County Grange Fair Grounds

2 Estates Selling the same day. 1994 Chrysler LeBaron Convertible, Model Aircraft Collection of Gas Flyable wooden planes, New in box, Unassembled Plane Kits, Collection Of Wings, Fuselage’s, Propellers, Gas Engines, Wheels and more… Leather 3 Piece living room suit, Other Furniture, Household items, Antiques, Collectibles, Glassware, Hunting and Fishing items, Vintage Clothing, Furs, Costume Jewelry, Earrings, Broache pins, Necklaces, Lawn & Garden items, Metal and Wood Shop tools and much more… Please go to to view hundreds of photos.

APRIL 15, 2011

Live Entertainment Schedule 4/15/11 – 4/21/11 Bar Bleu – Downtown State College All Entertainment starts at 10:30pm 4/15 Lowjack 4/16 Ted McCloskey & The HiFi’s 4/21 Nate Myers & The Aces

The Saloon – Downtown State College All Entertainment starts at 10:30pm 4/15 Velveeta 4/16 Mr. Hand 4/17 Atomic Supersonic 4/18 Smokin’ Karaoke 4/19 Tuesday Jones 4/20 Broken 4/21 My Hero Zero

The Deli – Downtown State College

4/17 Tries Bien Ensemble – 11:30am-1:30pm 4/21 Domenick Swentosky

Inferno Brick Oven & Bar – Downtown State College 4/20 Greg & Jason Acoustic

Otto’s Pub & Brewery – N. Atherton St., State College 4/21 18 Strings, 9pm

The Autoport – S. Atherton St., State College 4/15 4/16 4/20 4/21

Singer/Songwriter Erin Condo, 8:30pm Big Daddy Bangers, 9pm Stress Busters Karaoke Dance Party, 8pm Kate & Natalie of Pure Cane Sugar, 7:30pm

Prospector’s Allegheny Rib Company – State College 4/19 Richard Benninghoff Table Magic, 6pm 4/21 Ken Volz, 10pm

Elk Creek Café & Ale Works – Millheim 4/16 4/17 4/21

Evil City String Band, 8pm Riversongs, Benefit for PVCA, 4pm Featuring: Grain, Poe Valley Troubadours and Eric Athey & The New Lost Coburn Ramblers Poe Valley Troubadours, 7:30pm

4/15 4/16 4/17 4/18 4/19 4/20 4/21

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

4/15 4/16 4/17 4/20 4/21

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

4/15 4/16 4/20 4/21

Candlelight Red Hitchcock The Ruth O’Brien Karaoke Show, 9pm Country Night w/ DJ Foxx, 10pm

The Phyrst – Downtown State College

American Ale House – Toftrees/State College

The Arena – Martin Street/State College

The Rathskeller – Downtown State College 4/15 Mr. Hand, 10:30pm 4/16 Table Ten, 10:30pm

The Darkhorse Tavern – Downtown State College 4/15 4/16

Pure Cane Sugar, 7:30pm Spider Kelly, 10pm Some Downtown Avenue, 7pm 5 Cherry Lewis, 10pm

Red Horse Tavern – Pleasant Gap 4/16 Black Coffee, 9pm 4/20 Folk Jam, 7pm

Mountain Valley Diner – Wingate

4/19 Joe Casher Country & Oldies, 5:30pm 4/21 Karaoke with Ken Yeaney, 5:30pm

Governor’s Pub – Bellefonte 4/20 Biscuit Jam, 6:30pm 4/21 JT Blues, 6:30pm

Pizza Mia – Bellefonte

4/22 Karaoke w/ Ken Yeaney, 6:30pm

The State Theatre – Downtown State College

4/15 Whiplash Dance Team Spring Showcase, 8pm 4/20 Local Band Night presented by The Lion 90.7FM, 7pm

Bryce Jordan Center – University Park 4/15 Imagination Movers Live!, 7pm

Acoustic Brew Concert Series – Center For Well-

Being, Lemont

4/16 Pokey LaFarge & The South City Three, 7:30pm Schedules subject to change. Call the venue for details.

Auction Conducted By: Michael F. Dilliard Auction Company LLC, / PA License# AY2068 Michael F. Dilliard Auctioneer / License# AU-005350-L Auctioneer Email: Auctioneer Cellular: 814-880-2893

Auction Conducted By: Michael F. Dilliard Auction Company LLC, / PA License# AY2068 Michael F. Dilliard Auctioneer / License# AU-005350-L Auctioneer Email: Auctioneer Cellular: 814-880-2893

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APRIL 15, 2011



Drama Class Presents The Curious Savage By Sam Stitzer

On April 2, the Advanced Drama Class of Penns Valley High School presented a play titled The Curious Savage, written by John Patrick. This play, set in 1950, tells a warmhearted tale of Mrs. Ethel Savage, a slightly eccentric and extremely wealthy widow. She is the heir of her deceased husband’s estate, and she wants to make the best use of it, despite her greedy stepchildren’s attempts to get their hands on it. Mrs. Savage liquidated her late husband’s company, and has put her wealth ($10 million worth) into negotiable bonds in the hopes of establishing a fund to help others realize their hopes and dreams, much to the stepchildren’s dismay. They soon commit her to a “sanitorium” called The Cloisters, in the hopes of shocking her to her senses. While there, she meets a variety of somewhat delusional social misfits, all needing exactly the kind of help Mrs. Savage

Hannibal plays his violin for Fairy May (center) and Florence (left).

Titus (standing) demands that Ethel reveal where the missing bonds are located, while Lilly Belle and Samuel look on.

can provide – and who eventually appear more sane that those outside the institution’s walls. These individuals immediately endear themselves to Mrs. Savage. Ethel has hidden the bonds, and will not reveal the location to her stepchildren. With the help of her newfound friends, Mrs. Savage sends her stepchildren off on a series of wild goose chases trying to find them. The inmates hatch a plot to convince the stepchildren that the bonds have been stolen and burned by one of the inmates. The deception works, and the greedy brood leaves frustrated and empty handed. Ethel Savage is then released from The Cloisters with her fortune and her new friendships intact. Since this play was performed by the advanced drama class, I expected good performances by the cast and I was not disappointed. These kids have four to six years of stage experience under their belts, and it shows! Tori Youngbauer portrayed Ethel Savage with great style, dignity, and just the right mix of sweetness and treachery. The audience fell in love with her in her first minute on stage. The Savage stepchildren were all expertly portrayed. Titus, (Travis Witmer) is a pompous, humorless senator, who is considered the least popular senator in congress. Travis never cracked a smile, and made his character the man we loved to hate. Lily Belle (Mikayla Paolini) is an arrogant, selfish celebrity heiress, who…..well, let’s just call her Paris Hilton! Samuel (Corey King) is a jurist with the distinction of being the judge with the most overturned decisions in the U.S. He walks in the shadows of his siblings, offering occasional short comments, only to be shot down by his siblings. His best line was a superb double entendre, referring to the missing bonds: “We will find them because we are Savages!” The Cloisters’ eccentric inmates predictably stole the show with their oddball foibles. Florence (Moriah Howell) carries a doll, thinking it is her five-year old son, who has the measles. Hannibal (Ryan Patten), a former statistician, takes up the violin, thinking he can play well, but of course, he can’t play at all. Fairy May (Leah Stodart) is dowdy and unkempt throughout the play,

Ethel Savage gives Titus bogus information regarding the bonds’ location, sending him on a wild goose chase.

Doctor Emmett asks Mrs. Paddy (seated) if she took the bonds. Of course, she didn’t answer. but believes herself to be stunningly beautiful. Jeffrey (Colin Smith), once a fighter pilot, was shot down in the war. He now believes that he has a scar on face, which he constantly hides from others. He plays the piano, but is too shy to do so around other people. He is also married to Miss Willie, but does not remember that he is. Miss Willie (Julia Dawson) works at the Cloisters in the hopes that one day Jeffrey will remember her. Mrs. Paddy (Autumn Blaze) stopped talking when her husband told her to shut up one day, and she hasn’t spoken since. She only speaks to announce what she hates, which is nearly everything, including electricity. She turns off all the lights multiple times during the play, including when the bonds disappear. She also paints seascapes, which are just a blue, wavy line on an otherwise blank canvas.

Dr. Emmett (Drew Burdsal), the staff doctor for this wing of The Cloisters, is kind, warmhearted, and works hard to help his patients. All the inmates’ parts were played with skill and just enough dignity to elicit admiration and sympathy from the audience, rather than coming off as just a bunch of lunatics. It was a fine line to walk, but the kids did it perfectly. Dr. Emmett’s character also walked a line between being clinical and compassionate. Drew Burdsal got it just right. The Curious Savage seems to ask questions about sanity. Who is sane, and who is not? And just what is sanity anyhow? The final scene cements these questions in the viewers’ minds. The stage lights go out, and when they come back on, the inmates appear with all their eccentricities gone: Florence sits on a sofa with a real child; Hannibal and Jeffrey are playing the violin and piano like virtuosos; Fairy May has ditched her hornrimmed glasses, donned a beautiful dress, and become a true beauty; and Mrs. Paddy has painted a real seascape. A lone spotlight shines on the teddy bear (whose inside was the hiding place for the $10 million bonds) left behind by Ethel Savage. This play made us laugh, it made us cry, it made us think, and it made us wonder who is crazy after all? Congratulations to the cast and crew, drama teacher Sue Shirey, student director Tessa Deardorff, and art teacher Bill Miles, whose art students designed and built the professional-looking set, for presenting an excellent production to the people of Penns Valley.

Drama teacher Sue Shirey thanks the cast and crew for their excellent work in producing The Curious Savage.

A Gift of Grace: Musical Passion Play Premieres at Grace Lutheran Church Contributed by Grace Lutheran Church HAVE A NEW CD COMING OUT? DID YOU JUST CELEBRATE A MILESTONE ANNIVERSARY IN THE BAND? DID YOU JUST WIN AN AWARD? HAS YOUR MUSIC BEEN FEATURED SOMEWHERE OUTSIDE THE AREA? LET THE GAZETTE KNOW ABOUT IT AND WE’LL TELL ALL OF CENTRE COUNTY!!! 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

STATE COLLEGE – On April 20 at 6:30 p.m. (Wednes- The music consists of seven vocal soloists, a mixed choir day of Easter Week), a cast and crew of nearly 50 parishio- of 25 voices, trumpet, two cellos, two pianos, pitched perner volunteers will present the musical Passion play, A Gift cussion and a tap dancer. Together they portray the Biblical of Grace: Jesus’ Journey to the Cross in the Sanctuary of Grace story through nine songs that range from solos and duets Lutheran Church in downtown State College. The 45-minute through choral pieces. The presentation lasts approximately musical drama, written as a gift to the church and the larger one hour; the public is warmly welcomed to attend. A freecommunity, brings the Passion to life using dramatization, will offering will be collected to help offset the cost of future reflection, songs, and a series of tableaus. It faithfully portrays church dramas. Biblical events from Jesus’ arrival in Jerusalem through his Grace Lutheran Church ( is located crucifixion. at 205 South Garner Street. For more information, call the Written by Laurel Sanders, worship and music coordi- church office at (814) 238-2478. nator of Grace Lutheran Church, the Passion events are presented as a play within a play. The Biblical events are replayed within the minds of two children and their parents who, according to the story, witnessed them and are struggling to understand their meaning. The characters embark on their own faith journey as they consider the dramatic turn of Biblical events from Jesus’ hailed arrival (Palm Sunday) through his death on the cross (Good Friday). Ultimately the parents, who endeavor to answer their children’s questions, learn about faith through their children’s insights. The drama encourages the audience to explore the meaning of faith and to come to terms with Jesus’ challenge for believers to have the faith of children. Ted Christopher (voice and opera faculty at Penn State) is directing the Passion and Dale Toso is directing the An original Passion play, written by local musician Laurel family drama that encases it. Laurel Sanders Sanders, will be presented will direct the music. April 20 at 6:30 p.m. at Grace Lutheran Church.



Whiplash Spring Dance Showcase

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Friday, April 15 at 8 p.m. The State Theatre A student-run dance team, Whiplash, is performing their Spring Showcase at The State Theatre on Friday, April 15 at 8 p.m. Whiplash Dance Team comprises young ladies with a strong passion for dance and focus on individuality. At the Spring Show the dance team will showcase numerous styles of dances including tap, contemporary, and hip-hop. All the pieces were choreographed and organized by Whiplash members on a voluntary basis. Tickets are $12 for general admission and $7 for students. Tickets available at Re/Max Box Office, 130 West College Avenue, weekdays 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. or Saturday from noon to 5 p.m. or call (814) 272-0606.

Pokey LaFarge and The South Three Saturday, April 16 at 7:30 p.m. Center for Well-Being, Lemont Pokey LaFarge and the South City Three, “serve up a creative mix of early jazz, string ragtime, country blues, and western swing roots music. Special guests The Twilight Broadcasters will open the show with their two-man blend of American music style, ranging from Appalachian folk ballads and parlor songs to early country music.”

Pine Hall Bluegrass Band Concert of Train Songs Saturday, April 16 at 7 p.m. On Saturday, April 16, the Pine Hall Bluegrass Band will present a concert of train songs at the Baileyville Grange Hall. The concert is scheduled to start down the tracks at 7 p.m. A $5 admission will benefit the Pine Hall Lutheran Church missions. Refreshments will be provided by the Grange ladies. For more information call Ron Strapel (814) 692-5578

The Artful Dog: A Survey of the Dog in Art April 24, 2011 to June 19, 2011 Bellefonte Museum In addition to the dog-centered art collection on exhibition, the museum will display photos of local pets. Everyone is invited to send a photo of his or her pet with a $5 contribution for each photo. Photos become the property of the museum and they will not be returned. Checks should be made out to the Bellefonte Museum and mailed to P.O. Box 125, Bellefonte, PA 16823. Museum hours: Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 1 to 4:30 p.m. and by appointment. Opening reception: Sunday, May 1, 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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Benefit Art Auction The Clare Fund April 29 at 6:30 p.m. Toftrees Conference Center The Clare Fund, Inc. presents a fundraising art auction by Marlin Art to benefit the Clare Dahlia Snetsinger Art Awards of Excellence Scholarship Fund. The art auction will take place on April 29, 2011, beginning at 6:30 p.m. The event will be held at Toftrees Golf Resort & Conference Center in State College. Tickets are $25 per person and they include complimentary light fare, door prizes, entertainment, and silent and live auctions. Cash bar will be available. Tickets are available at Saint’s Café, King Printing, and online at Click on How to Donate and purchase tickets. The collection will include hand-blown glass, sports memorabilia, watercolors, oils, lithographs, giclees, and serigraphs in all price ranges. Featured artists include Jane Wooster Scott, LeRoy Neiman, Michel Delacroix, Marc Chagall, Guido Borelli, Itzak Tarkay, Lena Liu, Robert Lui, Norman Rockwell, and many others. For more information about The Clare Fund, please visit

Tommy Dorsey Orchestra Friday, April 29 at 8 p.m. The State Theatre One of the most recognized all-around dance bands in Big Band history, the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra, will bring their 1940s swing beats to The State Theatre on Friday, April 29 at 8 p.m. Recently The Tommy Dorsey Orchestra was placed under the direction of seasoned piano player and vocalist, Nick Hilscher, a big-name player in the big band genre. Hilscher has earned the respect of his fellow musicians and is carrying on the tradition of the great Tommy Dorsey music and exceptional performance. Tickets are $28, available at Re/Max Box Office, 130 West College Avenue, weekdays 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. or Saturday noon to 5 p.m. or call (814) 272-0606.

Four Shillings Short Saturday, April 30, 7:30 p.m. Center for Well-Being, Lemont Four Shillings Short “blends Celtic, Indian and American forms to create a rich aural tapestry performed on more than 20 instruments including sitar, dulcimer, mandola, tinwhistle, banjo and percussion.”

Music at the Boal Mansion Music by Penn State School of Music Saturday, April 30 at 8 p.m. A Centre county tradition for more than 30 years, Music at Boal Mansion is presented jointly by the Boal Mansion Museum and the Penn State School of Music and takes place on Saturday April 30 at 8 p.m. at the Boal Mansion, 163 Boal Estate Drive in Boalsburg. Tickets are $75 per person and benefit both historic preservation and Penn State University’s Music at Penn’s Woods in June. For reservations, contact the Boal Mansion Museum at (814) 466-6210 or For details, access

Beauty and the Beast Presented By Bald Eagle Drama Club May 5 – 7 at 7:30 p.m. The Bald Eagle Area Drama Club will present “Beauty and the Beast” at the Bald Eagle Area High School Auditorium on Thursday, May 5, Friday, May 6 and Saturday, May 7, 2011. Doors open at 7 p.m. Show starts at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are available at the door day of shows, $8 adults/$5 students and children. The public is welcome.

Sunday Afternoons at the Library May 15 at 2:30 p.m. From The Heart Centre County Library, Bellefonte Cathy Herrera & Carol Lindsay perform spontaneously improvised music on world flutes & percussion. Sponsored by Bellefonte Historical and Cultural Association.

APRIL 15, 2011

State High Thespians Present The Pajama Game

By Pat Park One reason may be that one of my earliest crushes was John Raitt; or maybe, the fresh, fun musical score is the cause, but The Pajama Game is one of my favorite musicals. It is with my heartfelt thanks to the State High Thespians for doing such a glowing job with a show that is often over looked. Even before the show opened, the stage set was impressive. The architectural windows and lines of sewing machines were the right touch for the action of the play. A set that allows for multiple level actions is a promise of good things to come. Each act showed great thought to detail in the set design. The The dance number, Steam Heat, was a definite highlight 1950’s kitchen was a good example; even of the evening. Shown here the wallpaper was are Mitch Cornwall, Tyler Weakland, and Elsie Mortensen right. The orchestra rehearsing the number. did its job with a spirited overture. The orchestra was huge which concerned me. Too many times the orchestra drowns out the voices on stage. This was never a problem. Both the Overture and the Entr’acte were a delight in themselves. The cast was too large for me to fit all of them in this small space and that is a shame. The choral ensembles were terrific. Each member was costumed and directed to be individuals. As a result, they not only sounded good, they looked good. Both Ashley Lope and Seth Cornwall as Babe and Sid were good. Seth immediately impressed me with his first solo. A New Town is a Blue Town is not an easy song to do and he hit it. Their duet, There Once Was a Man, was very spirited and well done. Gladys, played by Elsie Mortensen, is a fun role and Elsie handled it beautifully. She went from the efficient secretary to the seducer with ease. The dance number, Steam Heat, was a definite highlight of the evening. Mitch Cornwall, Tyler Weakland, and Elsie put in a lot of rehearsal time and it showed. My favorite number from Pajama Game has always been I’ll Never Be Jealous Again. This brings me to Eli Campbell and Jessi Blanarik who play Hines and Mabel. Eli not only plays Gladys’ jealous lover, but he acts as the narrator for the audience. Jessi was a real standout. Her voice and costuming made her the perfect wiser-older-woman. I did not catch her breaking character once. The only biography that I checked was for Jacob Hopkins. Jacob plays Prez, the president of the union. I am so glad that he is a sophomore; this means we have several more years of his talents. His stage presence, voice, and body language show great promise. The amount of people who made up the cast and crew of this show is astonishing; the adult production team list is the longest that I have ever seen for a high school play. I wish that there were room to mention everyone. Most of the evening, I forgot that I was at a high school performance. The one time that I did remember was during the I’ll Never Be Jealous Again Ballet. After doing such a great job in the other dance numbers, the dancers in this one seemed ill at ease making it very long. State High Thespians had some big shoes to fill with The Pajama Game. The 1954 production introduced some people who went on to be large names in the theatre as well as featuring some well known names of the time. This production proves that there are still names to be heard from! I wish that high school plays could run for two weeks. Even though Friday night was almost a sell out, this is a show that you should not have missed.

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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

Alzheimer’s Support Group is held the second Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. in the Mount Nittany Dining Room at The Inn, Brookline. For more information, contact Anne Campbell, (814) 234-3141 or Janie Provan, (814) 235-2000. Ancient Mystic Order of Samaritans meet the fourth Thursday every month at 7:30 p.m. at I.O.O.F. Hall, 756 N. Main St., Pleasant Gap. BEA Class of 1959 holds its monthly dinner on the first Thursday each month at 6 p.m.    The location of the dinner changes each month. The April 7 location is the Cottage Restaurant, Mill Hall. For the location or information, call Joyce at (814) 383-4337. BEA Class of 1960 holds its monthly luncheon on the third Thursday each month at 11:30 a.m. at the Mountain Valley Diner in Wingate. For more information, call Barb at (814) 466-6027. BEA Class of 1964 holds its monthly breakfast on the fourth Saturday of each month at 9 a.m. at the Mt. Valley Diner in Wingate. Call Sue at (814) 625-2132. BEA Class of 1965 holds its monthly dinner on the last Friday of each month at 5:30 p.m. at the Bellefonte Moose. Any questions call Bob at (814) 383-2151. BEA Class of 1971 Save the date for your 40th Class Reunion, Saturday, August 6 at 6 p.m., at the Bellefonte VFW. For more information, visit the BEA Class of 1971 on Facebook. Bellefonte Elks Lodge meetings are held on the second and fourth Mondays of each month at 7 p.m. at the Bellefonte Elks. Bellefonte Encampment #72 and Ridgeley Canton #8 meet the second Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m. at Windmere Hall, 454 Rolling Ridge Drive, State College. Bellefonte Kiwanis Club meets every Tuesday at the Moose Club on Spring Street at noon. For information on Kiwanis, contact Richard King, (814) 355-9606. Bellefonte VFW Ladies Auxillary holds their monthly meeting on the second Wednesday of every month at the Post Home on Spring Street, Bellefonte. They meet at 7 p.m. 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.  For more information on BSRC, contact Debbie Rowley (814) 880-9453. Bible Study for Adults offers helpful and practical explanations from Ezekiel & Daniel. There is also a teen meeting with Pastor Jeremy. These are at the Nittany Baptist Church just east of Boalsburg on Wednesday nights at 7 p.m. Call (814) 360-1601 for 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 or e-mail

The Cancer Survivors’ Association Support Group meeting is Monday, April 18, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the United Way Office in State College. Pam Zentner, yoga teacher at the PSU Health Matters program and at State College Mixed Martial Arts Center, will discuss and demonstrate the benefits of yoga for cancer survivors.  For more information call (814) 237-2120 or visit Centre County Pomona Grange is having a Visitation Night on Tuesday April 19 hosted by Port Matilda Grange at Union Grange Hall in Unionville beginning at 7:30 p.m. Pomona Officers will be filling the chairs and Y.P. of H will be providing the program. All Grange members and guest are invited to attend. 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. The Centre Crest Auxillary meets the fourth Monday of the month at 1:30 p.m. All are welcomed. Centre Crest Nursing Facility, 502 East Howard Street, Bellefonte, (814) 548-1140. Centre Hall Lions Club meets the second Tuesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. and the fourth Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m. at the Centre Hall Lions Club Building, 153 E. Church St. Centre Hall. Centre Region Model Investment Club meets in the Mazza Room at South Hills Business School, 480 Waupelani Drive, State College from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on the second Monday of every month. Observe an interactive educational stock model investment club. Centre Region Model Investment Club is a project of the Central PA Chapter of Better Investing – and open to the public. For information call (814) 234-8775 or e-mail Centre Region Wild Mushroom Club will hold its monthly mushroom walk Sunday, April 17 at 1:00 p.m. at Spring Creek Park, State College. The May walk will be held Sunday, May 22 at 1:00 p.m. at Alan Seeger Natural Area. For info, visit Diabetes Support Group meets the second Thursday of each month from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., conference rooms 1 & 2, Mount Nittany Medical Center, Entrance E, State College. Diabetes education classes are also held regularly. For info contact Certified Diabetes Educator Amy Leffard, RN, BSN, CDE, at (814) 231.7095 or Ferguson Township Garden Club is sponsoring the trip near Baltimore on May 7 – Lawdew Topiary Gardens Festival Bus tour. The festival features a rare-plant and garden-ornament sale.  Departure is from Fullington Garage. Cost is $65. Registration is required. Call (814) 238-1923 or e-mail fran@psu. edu for additional details. 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 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.


ST. JOHN'S EPISCOPAL CHURCH, BELLEFONTE 120 West Lamb Street (at Allegheny)

PALM SUNDAY (April 17) Morning Prayer, 7:45 a.m. Low Mass with Palm Liturgy, 8:00 a.m. Sung Mass with Palm Procession, 10 a.m. Monday in Holy Week: Low Mass, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in Holy Week: Low Mass, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in Holy Week: Low Mass, 9:30 a.m. & 7:30 p.m.

MAUNDY THURSDAY (April 21) Sung Mass with Washing of the Feet, Procession to the Altar of Repose and Stripping of the Altar, 7:30 p.m.

PAGE 25 Mount Nittany Chapter of PARSE will meet Thursday, April 21 at noon at Hoss’s Restaurant in State College. Program by Virginia Brown of the Red Cross. 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 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. – social hour and refreshments until 8 p.m., followed by the speaker. Junior Rockhounds also meet on third Wednesdays, 6:45 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in Room 116 Earth & Engineering Sciences Building. Call (814) 867-6263 for details. Maps and directions at Northeast PA Area Aglow invites you to attend their Annual Spring Retreat – “AWAKEN FOR THE HARVEST” with featured guest speaker Bill Yount, plus Evelyn Steele and Stephanie Peters, singer/songwriter & gifted worship leader Friday and Saturday, May 6 and 7 at The Penn Stater Hotel, 200 W. Park Ave., State College. Register by April 18, Call Judy at (814) 574-5033 Parent Support Group for Children with Eating Disorders meets the second Tuesday of each month from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m., at Mount Nittany Medical Center, State College. The mediators for the class are Nancy Campbell, LCC; Kristie Kaufman, MD; Jody Whipple, RD, LDN, CDE. Classes help children and parents to understand eating disorders. For info contact Kristie Kaufman at (814) 466-7921. Spring Creek Watershed Association meets the third Tuesday of each month from 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. at the Patton Township Building.  Most meetings feature a guest speaker with an expertise in watershed, water resource, or other conservation issues. The association promotes actions that protect and enhance the quality of life, environment, and the economy throughout the watershed while maintaining and improving the high quality of Spring Creek and its tributaries. All are welcomed. Visit for more information.  State College Downtown Rotary Club meets Thursdays at noon at Damon’s, East College Avenue, State College. State College Elks Lodge holds its meetings on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month at 7:30 p.m. at the State College Elks Country Club. State College Lions Club meets the first and third Thursday of the month at Damon’s of State College at 6 p.m. 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.

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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): 2011 PENNSYLVANIA HONEY QUEEN ALYSSA FINE BUZZES INTO CENTRE COUNTY LIBRARIES! Bring the whole family to meet 2011 Pennsylvania Honey Queen Alyssa Fine at as she tours the state sharing her love of beekeeping! Alyssa and her family operate Fine Family Apiary in Monongahela where she develops beeswax cosmetics that are sold locally. Live bees will accompany Alyssa on her tour of libraries in Centre County: April 21 at 6:30 p.m.—Centre Hall Area Library April 26 at 6:30 p.m.—Centre County Library/Bellefonte Centre County Library/Bellefonte—call (814) 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, April 20 at 9:15 a.m.: “Love the Earth”—Celebrate Earth Day with eco-friendly stories. STORYTIME—Stories and related activities geared for two- to six-year-olds with a favorite adult in the Centre County Library Kidzone in Bellefonte: Wednesday, April 20 at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.: “Love the Earth”—Celebrate Earth Day with stories and an eco-friendly craft. ADULT BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP—meets the third Wednesday of each month in the Library building at 6:30 p.m. Pick up your copy of the April selection at any Centre County Library location. Wednesday, April 20 from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. HOOKS & NEEDLES—Thursdays at 1:30 p.m. in the Centre County Library April 21, April 28 USED BOOK/AV SALES—Visit Centre County Library/Bellefonte to buy used books and AV materials at bargain prices! Hardcover books and DVDs/CDs cost $1 each or six for $5, and paperback books and VHS/audiocassettes cost 50 cents each or three for $1. Proceeds benefit the Centre County Library & Historical Museum. Friday, April 15 and Saturday, April 16 AND Friday, April 29 and Saturday, April 30 during regular library hours Holt Memorial Library/Philipsburg—call (814) 342-1987 for more information: MOTHER GOOSE ON THE LOOSE/BABY’S MORNING OUT—Rhythmic adventures through the world of Mother Goose for children under three years old interacting with a favorite adult focusing on rhymes and music on Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. Followed by informal fun with friends and educational toys: April 19 at 10:30 a.m. PRESCHOOL STORYTIME— Stories and related activities geared for two- to six-year-olds with a favorite adult: Wednesday, April 20 at 10:30 a.m. and Thursday, April 21 at 2 p.m.: Bunnies Are Us EARLY-OUT SCIENCE ACTIVITIES—Kindergarteners through sixth graders explore the worlds of science and math on Wednesdays from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Younger children may need adult assistance with some activities. April 20, April 27 ELEMENTARY ACTIVITIES—Activities geared for school-aged kids; younger children may need adult assistance: Thursday, April 21 at 6pm—Get Hopping! East Penns Valley Branch Library at 225 E. Main Street in Millheim (Millheim Borough Building)—call (814) 349-5328 for more information: BOOK BABIES—stories and related activities for up to two-year-olds with a favorite adult: Monday, April 18 at 10:15 a.m.: “Love the Earth”—Celebrate Earth Day with e c o friendly stories. Monday, April 25 at 10:15 a.m.: “Spring Is Here!”—Come and listen to stories a b o u t spring flowers and gardening STORYTIMES—stories and related activities for two- to six-year-olds with a favorite adult: Monday, April 18 at 11:15 a.m.: “Love the Earth”—Celebrate Earth Day with stories and an eco-friendly craft. Monday, April 25 at 11:15 a.m.: “Spring Is Here!”—Come and listen to stories about spring flowers and gardening, then plant your own seeds and watch them grow! Centre Hall Area Branch Library—call (814) 364-2580 for more information: BOOK BABIES—stories and related activities for up to two-year-olds with a favorite adult: Thursday, April 21 at 2:30 p.m.: “Love the Earth”—Celebrate Earth Day with eco-friendly stories. STORYTIMES—stories and related activities for two- to six-year-olds with a favorite adult: Friday, April 15 at 2:30 p.m.: “Celebrate National Library Week”—Join us for stories about the library and a special project to show how much you love the library. Friday, April 22 at 2:30 p.m.: “Love the Earth”—Celebrate Earth Day with stories and an eco-friendly craft. PENNS VALLEY AREA KNITTERS—second and fourth Thursdays from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. April 28 MEET THE HONEY QUEEN—Bring the whole family to meet 2011 Pennsylvania Honey Queen Alyssa Fine as she tours the state sharing her love of beekeeping! Live bees will accompany Alyssa on her tour of libraries in Centre County. Thursday, April 21 at 6:30 p.m.

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

Every Week in April Bird Walks Wake up to experience an unpredictable morning of bird watching. Become acquainted with the winged migrants that pass through Bald Eagle State Park. These walks are for novices and experts alike. Each week we will explore local hotspots to see what birds are passing through or have returned for the summer. Meet at the Park Office. Program runs Tuesdays, April 5, April 12, April 19 & April 26, from 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m.

Saturday, April 16 Nature Inn Green Building Tour and Discussion Join the Innkeeper for a tour of the Nature Inn including a detailed explanation of LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) and the major green building systems. Learn about geothermal heating and cooling, solar hot-water heat generation, rainwater harvesting, native habitat restoration, and the use of rain gardens during this behind-the-scenes visit. Meet at the Nature Inn lobby. Program is from 11 a.m. to noon.

Thursday, April 21 Earth Day Eve Kayak/Canoe Eagle Watch Join Tussey Mountain Outfitters and the Bald Eagle State Park staff for this paddle on F.J. Sayers Lake to observe the resident eagles and maybe their young! Cost - $15/person for canoe or kayak. Children ages 10-16 need to be accompanied by an adult in a canoe. Pre-registration is required. Call the Park Office to reserve your spot and to get more details. Event is from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Meet at the parking lot at the end of F.J. Sayers Road.

Friday, April 22 Park Clean-Up Day! Get your hands dirty and keep your park beautiful! This is a great opportunity for groups and individuals to earn community service hours while contributing to the maintenance of outdoor facilities at Bald Eagle State Park. Participants must be 15 years old or accompanied by an adult. Meet at the Environmental Learning Center Cleanup from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. PM National Geographic Movie: Human Footprint Join the Innkeeper for a fireside screening of the Human Footprint! This documentary examines the amount of products consumed in a person’s lifetime and the impact it has on the environment. Meet at the Nature Inn Multi-purpose room. Film at 7:30 p.m.

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Centre County Deed Transfers 03/28/2011 thru 04/01/2011 List compiled from information provided by Centre County Recorder of Deeds, Joseph Davidson. Publisher not responsible for typographical errors. The published 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: Sathianathan, Dhushy Sathianathan, Gita B: Schmalstieg, William R Schmalstieg, Emily L 1755 Blue Course Dr $132,000.00 T/M: State College S: Pecht, Nathan A Pecht, Leah L B: Pecht, Nathan A Pecht, Leah L 726 W Sycamore Rd Snow Shoe, PA 16874 $1.00 T/M: Snow Shoe

S: Rohrer, Julia L Rohrer, Mervin J B: King, John E King, Anna K Quarry Rd $300,000.00 T/M: Haines S: Basic Chemical Services Inc B: Catherman, William H Catherman, Susan L 310 Willowbank St $108,000.00 T/M: Bellefonte S: Tidus Inc B: Penland, Tyler J 314 N Second St $15,000.00 T/M: Philipsburg S: Ventura, Jose A Ventura, Marta J B: Ventura, Marta J 555 Longbarn Rd State College, PA 16803 $1.00 T/M: Patton S: Fisher, Shannon B Gilliland, Shannon B Fisher, Travis G Tetrault, Laura B: Fisher, Shannon B Fisher, Travis G 2305 Falconpointe Dr State College, PA 16801 $1.00 T/M: Ferguson

S: Markham, Charles R Markham, Marlene D B: Mikelonis, Joseph J Mikelonis, Teresa M 3296 Shellers Bend $342,500.00 T/M: Ferguson S: Neill, Frances Estate McMullin, Frances N Estate Huckleberry, Alice M Co-Ext Neill, Robert C Co-Ext Bower, Barbara A C-Ext B: McGovern, James A 127 Bigler Ave Pleasant Gap, PA 16823 $89,900.00 T/M: Spring

S: Thomas, Ronald B: Maines, Brenda L Maines, Keith A 609 Ernestville Rd Osceola Mills, PA 16666 $1.00 T/M: Rush S: Shawley, Bettie S by Att B: Cole, Chad T Cole, Rhonda L Race Track Rd $240,000.00 T/M: Potter

S: Kunes, Betty J Kunes, Gregory A B: Kunes, Michael W Kunes, Larry S 113 School St $1.00 T/M: Liberty

S: Cole, Chad T Cole, Rhonda L B: Cole, Chad T Cole, Rhonda L Dogtown Rd $1.00 T/M: Potter

S: Ebeling, Dennis J Ebeling, Myrna Beth B: Ebeling, Dennis J Ebeling, Myrna Beth 176 Scenic Dr Bellefonte, PA 16823 $1.00 T/M: Walker

S: Shawley, Bettie S by Att B: Shawley, Bettie S 146 Race Track Rd $1.00 T/M: Potter


S: Shawley, Bettie S by Att B: Cole, Chad T Cole, Rhonda L Dogtown Rd $110,000.00 T/M: Potter S: Hanhauser, Martin E Hanhauser, Catherine J B: Goode, Tanara 2422 Autumnwood Dr State College, PA 16801 $281,500.00 T/M: Ferguson S: Carr, Frank D Carr, Sarah M B: Smith, Benjamin J Smith, Kyla S 854 Snydertown Rd Howard, PA 16841 $150,000.00 T/M: Walker S: Wise, Mark A Rishel, Nancy R Wise, Nancy R B: Wise, Mark A Wise, Nancy R 125 House Ln Spring Mills, PA 16875 $1.00 T/M: Penn S: Fannie Mae B: Gelenberg, Philip S Gelenberg, Pene S 431 Airport Rd $125,521.00 T/M: Ferguson S: Wernett, Randall S Wernett, Mary A B: Ault, Justin J Confer, Jodi L 127 Cambium Ave Bellefonte, PA 16823 $154,000.00 T/M: Walker S: Margritz, Rhoda McCord Margritz, Cynde Lu Thompson, Heather N B: Margritz, Rhoda McCord Margritz, Cynde Lu 556 Casanova Rd $1.00 T/M: Rush S: Mowery, Velma E Pope, Dustin E Pope, Justine M B: Mowery, Velma E 120 Herman Ave Pleasant Gap, PA 16823 $1.00 T/M: Spring

S: Pope, Dustin E Pope, Justine M Mowery, Velma E B: Pope, Dustin E Pope, Justine M 118 Herman Ave Pleasant Gap, PA 16823 $1.00 T/M: Spring S: Mowery, Velma E Moerschbacher, Richard D B: Moerschbacher, Richard D 121 West St Pleasant Gap, PA 16823 $2,500.00 T/M: Spring S: Goncalves, David M Querry, Aileen L B: Brown, Justin Brown, Amanda 621 E Irvin Ave State College, PA 16801 $223,000.00 T/M: State College S: Lattuca, Lisa R B: Griffith, Daniel B Morris, Meredith P 2059 Pine Cliff Rd State College, PA 16801 $286,000.00 T/M: Ferguson S: King, Andrew F King, Malinda B King, Abner E King, Rebecca K B: King, Abner E King, Rebecca K 197 Rosewood Dr $1.00 T/M: Miles S: Sunday, Doris L Sunday-Harpster, Doris L Harpster, James Lee B: Ferguson Township 581 S Nixon Rd $162,800.00 T/M: Ferguson S: Cartus Financial Corporation B: Ketcham, Raymond 3221 Shellers Bend #858 State College, PA 16801 $330,000.00 T/M: Ferguson S: Fannie Mae B: Cummins, Miles P Cummins, Joseph M 225 Fairlawn Ave State College, PA 16801 $118,900.00 T/M: College

ommunity Antiques & Collectibles Ne eded

Bellefonte Historic al and Cultural Association will ho st an Antiques an d Collectibles sale to raise funds sin ce there grant money was eliminated. Please consider making a donatio n of an item or two (or m ore) for the sale on May 13 and 14, which will be at 135 So uth Allegheny Street , Bellefonte. Plea se call Joann Knupp at (814) 222-1414 to pick up items or make arrangemen ts to drop them off. Any vintage cloth ing, collectibles, antiq ues, or old furnitu re in good repair will be accepted.

nt to sell your Are you a crafter? Wa to sell your like you uld antiques? Wo ce? Are you plants, flowers or produ nts to raise an organization who wa r parade? ou in be money? Want to accepted ing be w no are Applications y in the Da for Howard’s Community . to 8 p.m 1 m Park held May 21 fro town’s the at n tow of ter p.m. in the cen to sts reque park. Email application (814) l cal or et abjmasden@comcast.n uests req ail em rs do ven 264-8042. Craft or m  .co House to contact@ShopYellow call (814) 625-9275.

S: Elliott, Franklin G Elliott, Melissa A B: Elliott, Franklin G 243 Logan Ave State College, PA 16801 $1.00 T/M: State College S: Snider, Barbara J Snider, Mort B B: Snider, Barbara J Snider, Mort B Snider, Linda Goss Hollow Ln $1.00 T/M: Taylor

Free Dental & Vision Services for Kids

Give your kid a smile at Centre for Volunteers in Medicine’s Give Kids A Smile Day on April 29. Any child age three through 18 who is without dental or vision insurance can receive the care they need free of charge during this one day event. Call Centre Volunteers in Medicine at (814) 231-4043. Registration deadline is April 20.

S: Lindo, John A Lindo, Michelle M B: Gordon, Gregory L Gordon, Lisa F 123 Meadow Flower Circle Bellefonte, PA 16823 $349,000.00 T/M: Benner S: Sekula, Jeffrey J Sekula, Kristin A B: Tambroni, Jeffrey J Tambroni, Michelle M 1063 Haymaker Rd $582,500.00 T/M: College

S: Covington, Myrna A B: Dort, Thomas W Dort, Mary T 119 Abercorn St State College, PA 16803 $190,000.00 S: Dixson, Melvin L Estate T/M: Benner Dixon, Melvin L Estate S: Sanker, Rita M Estate Walk, Ronald L Extr B: Dixson, Beulah G Estate Smith, David T Extr McMullen, Candy Van B: Letendre, Gerald K Letendre, Elise M Extr 103 W Gatesburg Rd 106 Wood St Pennsylvania Furnace, $1.00 PA 16865 T/M: Port Matilda $385,000.00 T/M: Ferguson S: Wells Fargo Bank B: Hammered Dreams LLC S: Georgia K Schell 307 Turnpike St Revocable Trust $58,000.00 Schell, Georgia K Tr T/M: Milesburg B: Walters, Charles J Walters, Michelle L S: Gill, William B 2004 Chelsea Ln Holt, Dorcas R $173,000.00 Hosband, Mary E T/M: Ferguson B: Gill, William B 1172 Furnace St S: Franks, Carol A $1.00 B: Puff, Ricky L Jr T/M: Huston Fornicola, Stacey G 117 W Church St S: Black, Glenn A $115,000.00 Black, Vivian Y T/M: Centre Hall B: Nugent, Olivia S 2027 Mary Ellen Ln State College, PA 16803 S: Klaiber, Henry Allen Jr B: Baney, Brian S $136,300.00 Baney, Vicky L T/M: Patton 100 Doe Dr Port Matilda, PA 16870 S: Smith, Philip Ambler $240,000.00 Smith, Kelly Elizabeth T/M: Halfmoon B: Black, Glenn A Black, Vivian Y S: Tait, Elton B Estate 297 S Harrison Rd Tait, John B C0-Extr $233,000.00 Merwarth, Snadra T T/M: Spring Co-Extr B: Knorr-Tait, Kimberly J S: Mack, Jane D Tait Rd Mack, Charles A $1.00 B: Burk, Robert W T/M: Harris Burk, Ruth A 164 Gala Dr $195,600.00 T/M: Ferguson

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S: Buchanan, James by Sheriff B: Vericrest Financial Inc 925 W Water St $8,854.86 T/M: Spring

Are you between the ages of 17-21 and no longer in school? If you need help finding and keeping a job, the CareerLink of Centre County may have an opportunity for you. Spring paid-work programs exist to help you get a foot in the door while you gain valuable work experience. It’s a difficult time for a young person to find a good job, but you don’t have to go it alone! Call Mary at (814) 272-5465 x 227 or stop in at the CareerLink, 1300 Benner Pike.

S: Taverno, Ronald P Taverno, Patricia A B: Hasan, Khalid M Hasan, Amy L 131 Hillview Ave State College, PA 16801 $186,000.00 T/M: College

S: Weiss, Richard A Weiss, Kristie B: Gao, Fei Liu, Changsheng Jona 710 S Atherton St $94,000.00 T/M: State College

S: Guensch, Mark J Thomas-Guensch, Michelle R B: Brookfield Global Relocation Services 147 Mountain Spring Ln $340,000.00 T/M: Potter

S: Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp B: Harvey, Tristana R 611 W Lamb St Bellefonte, PA 16823 $80,000.00 T/M: Bellefonte

S: Fischer, Kristina M Melgar, Kristina Fischer Melgar, Rafael Antonio B: Ketner, Ryan M Lugin, Jessica M 120 Danielle Dr Pleasant Gap, PA 16823 $147,500.00 T/M: Spring

S: Franklin, Paula Anne B: Snyder, Ruth Anne 3221 Shellers Bend #812 S: Amberleigh LP $325,000.00 B: Park, Scott A T/M: Ferguson Park, Melissa S 132 Farmington Ln S: Woodring, Dolores B Bellefonte, PA 16823 B: Dolores B Woodring $231,685.00 Revocable Trust T/M: Spring Woodring, Dolores B Trust S: Hillard, Ralph M Sr Dawn Dr Estate $1.00 Coder, Diana D Extr T/M: Howard Hillard, Thomas M Extr S: Kline, Wesley D B: Hillard, Thomas M Kline, Cyndi Hillard, Ernie E Kline, Rodney E Hillard, Stacy L Kline, Sally 221 Upper Coleville Rd Kline, Mary $1.00 B: Shue, B Franklin II T/M: Spring Shue, Judith Ann Ridge Crest Dr S: Taylor, George M Jr $38,500.00 B: Andrews, Thomas A T/M: Liberty Mann, Amy L Fairview Rd S: Jordan, Heather B $20,000.00 Jordan, John M T/M: Boggs B: Geng, Xuecang Zhang, Ruiju S: Andrews, Thomas A 1399 Chestnut Ridge Dr Mann, Amy L State College, PA 16803 B: Andrews, Thomas A Mann, Amy L $650,000.00 Fairview Rd T/M: Ferguson $1.00 T/M: Boggs S: Stoltzfus, Jacob S Stoltzfus, Sallie B S: Wolfe, Lawrence J B: Walker, Melissa A Wolfe, Hester H 377 Orndorf Rd Spring Mills, PA 16875 Shaerer, Rosemary J Wolfe, Devra L $235,000.00 B: Wolfe, Devra L T/M: Penn Zerby Gap Rd $1.00 T/M: Penn

Foster Parent Banquet

The State College Sunrise Rotary Club will be hosting a female youth exchange student from Okinawa, Japan for the 2011-12 academic year. The club is seeking three families who reside in the State College Area School District to host the student for three-month intervals. Won’t you consider this educational, lifechanging experience? For more information, contact Tara Banerjee at

Youth Job Opportunities

S: Tait, Elton B Estate Tait, John B C0-Extr Merwarth, Snadra T Co-Extr B: Tait, John B Tait Rd $1.00 T/M: Harris

On May 31, Centre County Children and Youth Services will be recognizing and honoring Cen tre County foster parents with their annual appreciation ban quet – with awards, a dinner, a raffle, and speakers. Sho w your appreciation by offering a monetary donation or a gift card for a local restaurant, business. Donors will be given recognition at the banquet, in the Centre County Gaz ette and the CDT. Make your check payable to: Centre Cou nty Children and Youth Services, with Centre County CYS , Foster Parent Banquet in the memo line. Donations can be sent to: Family Intervention Crisis Services, Attn: Jordan Joyc e, Foster Home Recruiter, 310 West Linn Street, Bellefonte, PA 16823.

Free Tax Help

The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program offers free tax help to individuals and families with low to moderate income (generally $49,000 and below). IRS-certified volunteer preparers are available at various locations throughout the county to prepare basic tax returns. Unless otherwise indicated, sites will be open through April 16. Schlow Library, PSU, Good Shepherd, and Holt Memorial Library sites are electronic-filing sites. The PSU site also offers educational resources and information on managing money. For more information call (814) 355-6816.

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World Heritage Student Exchange is seeking local families interested in opening their home to a high-school exchange student. The students are well screened by World Heritage, are proficient in English, 15 to 18 years old, and will arrive for the 2011-12 school year. For more information on this program – students dreaming of an American family who will share first-hand knowledge of the strength and values that make up our great nation, please call Georgene at (877) 313-WHWH, visit, or e-mail




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April 16 – Bake Sale & Chinese Auction Saint John the Baptist Church in Hawk Run is having a bake sale/Chinese auction April 16 from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. Items available include Easter nut rolls, cookies, and more.

April 15 – All-you-can-eat Pasta Boy Scout Troop #367 is having an all-you-can-eat pasta dinner April 15 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Mount Nittany United Methodist Church in Lemont. Meals are $10 for adults, $4 for children ages 6-12 with kids 5 and under eating free. Take-out is also available. The menu includes spaghetti with meat sauce or marinara, fettuccine Alfredo, salad, rolls, and dessert. Proceeds benefit Scout activities.

April 20 – Jeremy’s Race At 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 20, walkers, runners, volunteers, families, friends, colleagues, classmates, educators will gather for the fifth annual Jeremy Herbstritt Memorial 5K Run/Walk, to honor the memory of Jeremy Michael Herbstritt, who lost his life tragically in the shootings of April 16, 2007 at Virginia Tech. A graduate of Bellefonte High School, he churned out two bachelor of science degrees from Penn State before taking on graduate studies at Virginia Tech. Advance registration online at Registration at the event is from 5:15 p.m. to 6:15 p.m. at the Intramural Building, East Lawn, of the PSU campus.

April 16 – Indoor Yard and Bake Sale An Indoor Yard and Bake Sale will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Centre Hall Lions Club to benefit the Relay for Life Team: Generations Decking Cancer. Yard sale items, baked goods, hot dogs, chili, soup, and drinks will be for sale April 16 – Indoor Rummage Sale There will be a huge indoor rummage sale, Saturday, April 16 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Lion’s Building on Rte.45 in Pine Grove Mills. Tons of donated items include antiques, collectables, craft supplies, housewares, books and much, much more. Homemade bake goods, soup and sandwiches will also be available. The sale is sponsored by the Friends with Hope Relay team with all of the proceeds going to the American Cancer Society. April 16 – Craft and Flea Market There will be a Craft and Flea Market Saturday, April 16 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Skating Rink in Snow Shoe. This event benefits the Queen of Archangels Banquet Hall/ Recreation Center and Rink. There will be crafts, new items, antiques, yard sale items, sports cards and items, collectibles, baked goods, and much more. The kitchen will be open. April 16 & 23 – Garage Sale of Kids Items There will be a garage sale Saturday, April 16 and Saturday, April 23 from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 2068 Earlystown Rd., Centre Hall. Items include Infant -3T Girl’s Clothes, Baby Toys, Fisher Price Rainforest Jumperoo, Fisher Price Rainforest Vibrating Seat, Fisher Price Rainforest open-top swing, Graco Pack n Play, Everything is clean and from smoke free homes. For more information, call (814) 883-5109. April 16 – March of Dimes Garage Sale The first-ever Garage Sale to Benefit March of Dimes March for Babies, Team Baby David, will be Saturday April 16 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Everything half off after 2 p.m. The sale will be held at 1411 Charles St. in State College, (Dalevue). Items include furniture, TV, propane heater, golf clubs, sporting goods, toys, Barbies, and all types of clothing priced at .50 $5 each, plus bikes, adult shower seat, lava lamps, electronics, kitchen items, decorations, baby items, shoes, games, frames, karaoke machine, bedding, crystal, Christmas decorations, bow, skis. Refreshments will be sold to benefit another March of Dimes Team. Questions? Call (814) 571-7957. April 30 – Plant, Yard & Bake Sale  The Pine Grove Mills Community in Action group will hold its 11th Annual Plant, Yard and Bake Sale Saturday April 30 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 277 W. Pine Grove Rd. Pine Grove Mills. Lunch will be available. Any questions call (814) 238-2213.      May 7 – Community Market The Park Forest Community Market will be Saturday, May 7 (rain or shine) from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Park Forest United Methodist Church (behind Denny’s State College). New and used merchandise including yard sale items, antiques, books, crafts, and clothing. There will also be refreshments and entertainment. Plenty of free parking. May 7 – Native Plant Sale The Pennsylvania Native Plant Society and Shaver’s Creek Environmental Center are hosting a Native Plant Sale and Celebration on May 7 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. It should be a fun day of wildflower hikes, silent auction, children’s activities, informational presentations, and the sale – native plants and trees, nature photography and art, and heirloom vegetables.  Food vendors on hand.  For details, visit May 7 – Community Yard Sale The Woodycrest Community Yard Sale is Saturday, May 7  starting at 8 a.m. The sale will be scattered through the neighborhood, which is behind Walmart North Atherton near WOWY Radio Station. Call (814) 308-3706 for details.

April 16 - Fisherman’s Breakfast Saint Paul Lutheran Church in Pine Grove Mills presents a fisherman’s breakfast April 16 from 6:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Donations support the missions of the church. For more information, call (814) 237-2081. April 16 – Chicken Barbecue Bellefonte Cub Scout Pack 330 is having a chicken barbecue fundraiser April 16 from 10:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. at Talleyrand Park in Bellefonte. April 16 – Taste of India This is a culinary extravaganza featuring exotic dishes from various parts of India. It’s on April 16 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at State College High School. Cost is $15 for students, $20 for adults. The proceeds from the night go to support various grassroots socio-development projects in India and Global Connections, State College. April 16 – Chicken BBQ & Bake Sale The Marion Grange is having a chicken barbecue and bake sale April 16 starting at 11 a.m. at the Jacksonville Grange Hall. Meals are $8 for adults and $5 for a half-chicken. For more information, call (814) 625-2278. April 17 – Ham Dinner Free community meal hosted by First Presbyterian Church in Fellowship Hall at 203 North Spring Street. The free meal is served from noon to 2 p.m. All are welcome! April 26 – Kiwanis Pancake Day The Bellefonte Kiwanis Club will host its 54th annual Pancake Day on Tuesday, April 26. Pancakes will be served for lunch (11 a.m. to 1 p.m.) and dinner (4 p.m. to 7 p.m.) at Lambert Hall in Bellefonte. Tickets are $6, children under 12 are $3. Tickets may be purchased at the door. Proceeds benefit the youth of the Bellefonte area. April 29 – Chicken BBQ The Ferguson Township Lion’s Club will hold a chicken BBQ on Friday, April 29 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Eat in or take out. The cost is $8 for dinner and $4 for a half chicken. Any questions call (814) 238-6695. May 1 – All-you-can-eat Pancake Breakfast The Snow Shoe Knights of Columbus is hosting an all-youcan-eat pancake breakfast, including pancakes, sausage, and eggs, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Snow Shoe roller rink. Cost is $6 for adults, $3 for children 12 and under. May 1 – Italian Dinner Fundraiser The Logan Fire Company #1 is hosting a Jim’s Italian Cuisine Fundraiser Sunday, May 1 from noon to 5 p.m. at the Logan Fire Company, 120 East Howard St, Bellefonte. All-youcan-eat Rigatoni, Garlic Bread, Salad & Drink! Dine in or take out Tickets in advance: Adults $10 and children 12 and under $5. Tickets at the door: Adults $12 and children 12 and under $6. Proceeds go to help Logan Fire Company #1. For advance tickets, contact Lindsay, (814) 355-3100. May 7 – Chicken Bar B Q The Logan Fire Co. #1 will be having a Chicken Bar B Q May 7, starting around 10 a.m. until sold out. Half chickens will be $6 and meals will be $8. The barbecue can be picked up at 120 E Logan Street, Bellefonte, at the fire hall.  May 19 - Lasagna Benefit Dinner & Basket Raffle There will be a lasagna dinner and basket raffle May 19 at Park Forest Baptist Church. It’s co-sponsored by Soroptimist International and Venture Club of Centre County. Proceeds benefit Stormbreak Girls Group Home of Centre County. The dinner is from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. and the raffle is at 6:30 p.m. You need not be present to win. Cost is $10/person over 10 years old (includes two raffle tickets); $5 for kids 10 and younger; kids three and under eat free. Take-out is available. Tickets on sale until May 11; call (814) 234-0658.

April 30 – Housewalk 2011 Housewalk 2011, Habitat for Humanity of Greater Centre County’s signature event, has moved to Medlar Field at Lubrano Park! Join us rain or shine on April 30 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. to support Habitat for Humanity! The walk begins promptly at 9:30 a.m. Register online at  by following the links for Events. Prizes will be given for the individual, group of nine or fewer, and group of 10 or more who raise the most money in each category! Parking is free.    April 30 – Third Annual Dog Jog The Pets Come First Third Annual Dog Jog is Saturday, April 30 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Grange Fairgrounds, Gate 2, Centre Hall. There will be a 5 K run, 1.5 mile walk, and lots of festivities for you and your pets to enjoy. Participants are welcome alone or with their dogs. For information, visit, e-mail, or call Mary Miles (814) 880-4592 May 1 – March for Babies Join The March of Dimes premier event in State College. The Annual March for Babies will be held on Sunday, May 1 at Penn State University, Medlar Field (home of the State College Spikes) at Lubrano Park. Registration is at noon and the walk begins at 1 p.m. Corporate teams, family teams, and individuals are welcomed. Funds will support lifesaving research and educational programs.  Visit marchforbabies. org, or call (814) 696-9691. Businesses are encouraged to be sponsors. Volunteers are needed at checkpoints. Lunch after the walk, plus kids’games and activities. May 7 – Bark For Life The second  annual Bark  For Life event is Saturday,  May 7 at Medlar Field at Lubrano Park – registration at 9 a.m., 10 a.m.  kick-off and  walk, followed by activities, vendors, and food. Registration is $10/per dog. Each dog will receive a bandana with their paid registration. People T-shirts will be on sale for $10. Activities will include canine games, a chance to meet with trainers, rescue groups, doggie vendors, and end the day with lunch with your canine companion. Bark for Life is a fundraising event for the American Cancer Society and a revenue enhancer for the Bellefonte Relay for Life, scheduled at Governor’s Park on June 3 and 4, starting at 3 p.m. on Friday and ending at 3 p.m. on Saturday.  June 18 – 2011 Strides for Nature Local runners are invited to lace up their running shoes for ClearWater Conservancy’s 2011 Strides for Nature 5K/Fun Run Saturday, June 18 at 8:30 a.m. at Millbrook Marsh Nature Center, 548 Puddintown Road, State College. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m., the 5K starts at 8:30 a.m. Kids can get in on the action with a free Fun Run at 10 a.m. Register online for $18 at or in person on race day for $20 starting at 7:30 a.m. All proceeds benefit ClearWater Conservancy. Runners are asked to use the fundraising feature at Click on the “Become a Fundraiser” tab on the race web page at E-mail Pam Shellenberger stridesfornature5k@ The fun run will be followed at 10 a.m. by the 29th Annual Spring Creek Family Festival. Continued on page 29 

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April 16 – Clarence American Legion Dance The Clarence American Legion is having a dance April 16 from 10 p.m. until 1 a.m. to benefit veterans and Alzheimer’s disease. The event features DJ Mike.

April 15 – Multi-cultural Fair for Children All Around the World, a multi-cultural fair for the children of the local community (ages four to 17), will be held at the Bellefonte Youth Center from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday, April 15. This event is held by a group of Penn State students for a special-event planning class. It will feature the food, music, dance, and crafts of six different areas of the world: China, Hawaii, Mexico, Italy, Ireland, and Africa.

April 16 – Clarence Democratic Club Dance The Clarence Democratic Club is having a dance April 16 from 10:00 p.m. until 1:00 a.m. featuring the band Shot in the Dark. Members and guests are welcome. April 16 – Christian Singles Dance Singles Adult Ministry will hold the SAM Dance 4 Singles on Saturday April 16 at Mount Nittany United Methodist Church, 1500 E. Branch Road (Lemont area). SAM Dance Committee has a live performance for ALL of you with wellknown DJ Jeff Pennycoff. His awesome DJ song lists will also include your special requests. Dance the night away from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. and enjoy the oh-so-good snack tables. Come dressed casually! Participants must be at least 21 years old to attend. ID will be required. Admission is $8 for DJ; refreshments included. Couples are also welcomed. Contact Jeff G a dancing2as1@ or (814) 867-7771. April 28 – Volunteer Recognition Dinner The 39th annual Centre County Council for Human Services Rose Cologne Volunteer Recognition Dinner will be held on Thursday, April 28 at the Elks Country Club, Boalsburg. The cash bar will open at 6 p.m., dinner served at 7 p.m. Each 2011 member agency of CCCHS is invited to name one volunteer to be honored at the dinner. A special table will be reserved for each organization. Cost is $22 per person. Reservations need to be made with the agency honoring the volunteer. The CCCHS pays for the volunteer dinners. The CCCHS Ann Graybill Cook Volunteer of Distinction Award will be given for a person who has served the Council as a volunteer. May 1 – Cash Bingo for Students The Bellefonte Class of 2013 Parent Association is sponsoring a cash bingo night May 1 – doors and kitchen open at 1:30 p.m., early bird games at 2:30 p.m., and regular bingo at 3 p.m. Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door and cover 20 regular games. There is additional cost for early bird games, five special games, and a jackpot game. Rip-offs, 50/50, silent auction, and food, too – at the Bellefonte High School cafeteria. May 21 – Mom Prom Relay for Life Event Ladies only – pull out those old prom dresses or bridesmaid dresses you thought you’d NEVER wear again for an evening of fun for a great cause! The event takes place at Damon’s on May 21 from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. Dinner and dancing included. Cash bar. The evening benefits: The American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life Hosted by: Tara’s Angels team. Bring an old prom photo for our prom wall of fame! Tickets are $25, sold in advance. Call Tara at (814) 383-0067.

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April 19 – 23 – Boy Scouts Carnival Troop 380 Boy Scouts Carnival is April 19 to 23 at the Westerly Parkway Plaza, State College. Ride wristbands are $15 each or purchase single ride tickets for $1 each or 20 tickets for $18. Promotional nights, get $2 off wristband – April 19 for PSU ID; April 20 for those wearing a local sports shirt; and April 21 for scouts wearing a scout shirt. Hours are from 6 p.m. to 10 .m. April 19 and 20; 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. April 21 and 22, and from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. and again from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. April 23. Carnival rides, games, and food. Proceeds benefit the scouts High Adventure trips. April 28 - 30 – Youth Community Art Show Young artists wanted Watermarke Church will be hosting a Youth Community Art Show featuring students from elementary, middle, and high schools on April 28 - 30. Hours are: April 28, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.; April 29, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.; and April 30 10 a.m. to 2p.m. The exhibit will be on display at our Outreach Centre located at 114 S. Spring St., Bellefonte. For entry forms and information, visit April 29 – Friends School Open House The public is invited to a Kindergarten through Eighth Grade Open House on Friday, April 29 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at State College Friends School. State College Friends School provides an academically vigorous education in a nurturing environment. All are welcomed.  For more info, visit www. or call (814) 237-8386. April 29 – Student Innovation Expo Student entrepreneurs will present ventures to the public from noon to 3 p.m. on April 29. First there will be venture booths for people to browse and ask questions while networking. Then there will be formal presentations of ventures by the student entrepreneurs. The event is free to public and is being hosted by Innoblue at University Park, an organization which works to start and support entrepreneurial ventures by Penn State students and members of the communities in the surrounding areas. It’s held at Heritage Hall in the Hetzel Union Building, University Park.

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April 15 – Advance Medical Directives In observance of National Healthcare Decisions Day, Mount Nittany Medical Center will present a free program, Make Your Healthcare Wishes Known, on April 15 from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. in Conference Room 1 at Mount Nittany Medical Center, State College. Learn about the importance of advance directives and get assistance to create one. They’re free and can be filled out without an attorney. A living will and a healthcare power of attorney are not the same thing. An advance directive is for limiting care if you are in a catastrophic accident or incapacitated. For information contact Samantha Rosefsky at (814) 231-7000 or April 20 & 21 – Free Parenting Workshop The State College Friends School is hosting a free parenting workshop, The Quaker Parenting Initiative: Integrating Quaker Values into Family Life on Wednesday and Thursday April 20 and 21 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Facilitators from the Quaker Parenting Initiative will lead the discussion and give specific tips for integrating the Quaker testimonies into family life. All are welcome. State College Friends School is at 1900 University Drive, State College. Free childcare provided. RSVP (814) 237-8386 April 20 – Home Sellers’ Workshop The first-ever Home Sellers Workshop is being presented by Steven Bodner, Remax Centre Realty and Jessica Dolan, Room to Breathe Home Organizing & Staging on Wednesday, April 20 from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Schlow Memorial Library. A free first time home SELLERS workshop has never been done in our community and there’s as much to know about selling as there is about buying. April 28 – Heirloom Bulbs Garden Tour You’re invited to attend a free slide presentation and tour, Heirloom Bulbs of the Centre Furnace Mansion, on Thursday, April 28 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Victorians adored all flowers but were especially fond of spring flowering bulbs. Join the Centre Furnace Mansion Gardeners in the Hearth Room at 5:30 p.m. for a discussion of some of our favorite heirloom bulbs. A tour of the grounds will follow to see bulbs that are currently blooming (Mother Nature permitting). Dress for a walk. For more information, please call (814) 234-4779 or visit Centre Furnace Mansion, 1001 E. College Avenue, State College. May 17 – Search & Rescue Open House The Central Region Emergency Strike Team (CREST) will hold an open house on May 17 from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Centre LifeLink EMS building, 125 Puddintown Road in State College. The event is open to all ages and includes snacks and refreshments. Learn more about search and rescue services in the community and about how to volunteer – no prior experience is necessary.


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Fixed For 2 Years $10,000 Minimum Loan Amount

Call today to find out what makes our customers proud to say “My Bank is Jersey Shore State Bank.” *To obtain this special rate a minimum loan amount of $10,000 not currently borrowed from Jersey Shore State Bank is required. Maximum Loan Amount $250,000. With a $10,000 loan and a 2 year term the monthly payment would be $430.27. Loan payment does not include amount for taxes and insurance premiums, so your total obligation will be greater. 85% maximum loan to value ratio on primary residence only. Purchase money loans and certain other loans over $100,000 may require borrower paid title insurance. Offers subject to credit approval. Rates and terms accurate as of publication date and subject to change. Cannot be combined with other promotional rates and account specials. Automatic payment form a Jersey Shore State Bank Account is required. Additional rates and terms available.

To learn more about home equity loans, go to and enter quickcode: home5 State College ..........................................(814) 235-1710 Spring Mills ...........................................(814) 422-8836

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04-15-11 Centre County Gazette  

April 15, 2011 issue - Centre County Gazette

04-15-11 Centre County Gazette  

April 15, 2011 issue - Centre County Gazette