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Turkeys, and whitetails, and bears…oh, boy! ’Tis the season! Thanks to the Pennsylvania Game Commission, we’re featuring seasons, bag limits, and handy facts about hunting wild turkeys, whitetail deer, and bears. A timely reminder from Penn DOT: Since the time-change is Sunday, November 6, there is less daylight at the end of the day – and it’s deer-mating season. This combo makes for dangerous driving. More than two-third of the accidents involving deer occur this time of year. Be careful out there! That’s no way to bag a buck! There’s a lot of donating going on! The Milesburg Lions gave Centre Crest a lifesaving defibrillator. ABATE donated a bunch of food to the food bank in Snow Shoe. A group of Brownies raised money for a lady with cancer, church volunteers donated their time doing chores for CentrePeace, and a spelling bee was held to benefit the literacy counsel. The next two weeks are packed with church bazaars and craft fairs. Buy from your creative neighbors and get a lot of gift shopping done before Thanksgiving! Scouting for Food takes place tomorrow (Saturday, 11/5) in most of Centre County. If you didn’t get a pickup reminder from a Scout, consider taking a donation to your community food bank. None of our neighbors should go hungry this holiday season. Be sure to visit the museum in Bellefonte and appreciate the new exhibit – architecture and design, highlighting the accomplishments of Bellefonte’s Anna Keichline, suffragist, inventor, WWI spy, and Pennsylvania’s first certified female architect. Look for Karen’s fascinating article and photos. Sam and Ebun were not spooked by the Halloween festivities they attended this week. No wonder, since the Rebersburg, Centre Hall, and State College events were teeming with cute elementary kids. Next week we feature news, events, special offers, and military charities to honor our veterans. We invite towns, clubs, and veterans’ service organizations to share their plans for parades and ceremonies. Considering the sacrifices they took for our country, every day should be Veterans’ Day. Thank you, veterans, for your service.
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Letters to the Editor Thank you from Hope for Kids Hope For Kids, a non-profit, specialized foster care and adoption agency had the privilege to be the recipient of Keller Williams Advantage Realty 1st Annual “Ride For Children” Poker Run fundraiser. Hope For Kids is very thankful for this opportunity and would like to thank the following local businesses and individuals for their gifts and contributions to this event: Keller Williams Advantage Realty for their sponsorship, 2-3-4 Motor Sports, Black Walnut Body Works, the Centre Hall American Legion Post 779, Clean Sweep, Confer Jewelers, DJ Houser, Edible Arrangements, Extreme Custom Cycles, Jim Claose, Maria’s Italian Restaurant & Pizza, Tait Farm Foods, and the Winery at Wilcox. This year’s proceeds will be used to help complete Hope For Kids Community Center, aka, “Hope 3:16 Community Center.” Hope 3:16 Community Center will be used for all of Hope For Kids foster care and adoption programs and Kidz Rainbow Center Early Learning and Educational Programs. The center will also be open to the community at large for special events and trainings. Please visit for a tour anytime. We are excited to partner with Keller Williams Advantage Realty next year for our 2nd Annual “Ride For Children” Poker Run and hope to see many of you there. Thank you & God Bless, Hope For Kids Staff www.hopeforkidsinc.org www.kidzrainbowcenter.org
How Do You Spell Gratitude? The Mid-State Literacy Council would like to thank the following businesses and individuals for helping to make the First Annual Central Pennsylvania Crossword Competition a great success: First Prize Sponsor Giant Food Stores, Second Prize Sponsor First Nationa l Bank, Third Prize Sponsor Ameriserv, Senior Division Sponsor Kish Bank, Junior Division Sponsor Doty & Hench, and Most Pledge Dollars Sponsor Mary Dupuis. Thanks also to Giant Food Stores and Starbucks for contributing refreshments, and to Judge Carmine Prestia for serving as the timer for the competition. Finally, thanks to all of the puzzlers who competed in the event and raised pledge dollars to benefit the cause of adult literacy in Centre and Clearfield counties.
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Centre Count y Schools Grandparents’ Day at St. John
On Wednesday, October 19, St. John Catholic School students celebrated Grandparents’ Day. Following an All School Mass in their honor with a theme of “Grandparents are Our Angels on Earth,” grandparents and special friends were invited back to the classrooms to visit and enjoy some light refreshments. Shown, The Gazette’s own Vicki Gillette with her granddaughter.
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BELLEFONTE – Miss Marchione’s third grade class spent the month of October honoring our Blessed Mother, 0Mary, and learning about the most holy rosary. On October 26, after much preparation, they presented a Living Rosary to their families and peers. Using live red roses for all of the Hail Marys and lit candles for each Our Father, the students brought the rosary to life in a beautiful and meaningful way. A special thank to Woodring’s Floral Gardens for helping with this new tradition at St. John Catholic School. Thirdgrade students include: Kaitlyn Berkey, Reece Bloom, Leland Calistri, Nicholas Capparelle, Leeanne Carmack, Lena Duque, Lily Gardner, Elizabeth Marchini, Kyla Milanese, Gabriel Moyer, Isaiah Nadolsky, Alyssa Packer, Isabella Pruss, James Saylor, Madelyn Tice, and Kira Watson.
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The members of the Bald Eagle Stock Market Team, advised by Diane Lucas (left) are Damon Lucas, Tyler Baney, Evan Kim, and Travis Giedroc. This photo was taken just before the group, along with other Bald Eagle Area students, traveled to Lock Haven University to participate in Congressman Glenn “GT” Thompson’s Government Outreach Program. The Outreach Program gives students insight into the role of government in their daily lives and provides them an opportunity to become familiar with the operations of government, by interacting with the individuals who make or influence those decisions. BEA’s Stock Market Team is currently competing in the Centre County Stock Market Game Challenge against fellow students from CPI and the Bellefonte, Penns Valley, and State College Area school districts.
STATE COLLEGE – Alice in Wonderland was the theme for the day as students, parents, teachers and grandparents celebrated grandparents and gradpals day on September 29 at Young Scholars of Central PA Charter School (YSCP) in State College. The afternoon activities included songs, poems in English and Chinese, and a short video titled, I Love You Grandma. Participants got to kick up their heels to oldies music and enjoy talking and playing fun board games or working on coloring projects together. In all, about 250 people attended the event, including 60 grandparents and grandpals. YSCP is a no-tuition charter school for students in kindergarten to eighth grade that focuses on teaching students to be life-long learners while preparing them for a global economy. YSCP has received numerous Keystone Achievement Awards from the Pennsylvania Department of Education and scores highly on yearly progress reports. The school has a current enrollment of about 200 students from Centre County and surrounding communities. More information is available at www.YSCP.org or (814) 237-9727.
STATE COLLEGE – On Friday, November 11, Grace Lutheran Preschool & Kindergarten (GLPK) students, joined by their younger siblings and parents, will march downtown with their teachers and several ex-servicemen and women from the Armed Forces during their eighth annual Veterans Day march. The annual tradition began in 2004 when Teri Statham, Education Director of the school, decided to expand her junior kindergarteners’ educational unit about Thanksgiving and Native Americans to include what it means to be an American and to serve our country. What began as a single class of 16 students and their teachers marching to patriotic music gradually grew to encompass the entire school. Teri recalls, “After our experience the first year, the kindergarten class asked to join us. Inspired by the idea, one of the teachers of a class of threeyear-old students asked to join the group. When the other teachers saw how much the younger children enjoyed the parade, they asked to participate the following year. We’ve continued the tradition ever since.” Now there are ten classes of children ages 2 ½ through kindergarten as well as their teachers, families, military cadets from Penn State, and veterans associated with Grace Lutheran Church who march around town to bring recognition to our Armed Forces. The parade sports several military vehicles as well as nearly a hundred smiling red-, white- and blue-clad children and chaperones waving American flags and carrying banners alongside several veterans. If you are in downtown State College between 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. on November 11 and spot a large group of young children proudly representing their country, it’s probably students from GLPK. Consider taking a moment to cheer them on and to echo their pride by thanking a few veterans for their service to our country.
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Isha and Riya Chakraborty, both in fifth grade, with their grandmother. All students and grands could have their picture taken together at the event.
Children from Grace Lutheran Preschool and Kindergarten to parade around downtown State College on Veteran’s Day. Photo from 2010 parade.
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Kay Kustanbauter Bellefonte-born Volunteer
The Importance of Being Cute Kay serving attendees at the “On the Fly” fishing tournament – sponsored by the Youth Services Bureau, May 9, 2011.
Future Campaign at Penn State – a capital campaign to raise $2 million over a seven-year period; and the inter-collegiate athletics campaign committee where she helps to identify prospective contributors. Occasionally Kay holds a game night at her home to raise money for charitable causes. Most recently, Alice Clark, Sara Songer and Kay prepared dinner for invited guests. Janet Chambers was also involved. Individuals voluntarily wrote checks to their choice of either Women’s Resource, or the Centre County Youth Service Bureau. Donations totaled approximately $2,000 with half going to each charitable organization. “Kay volunteers at the Mount Nittany gift shop,” said Janet Chambers, marketing and public-relations consultant, Mount Nittany Medical Center. “She began as a high-school student, when the hospital was located in Bellefonte.” “Though I live in State College, my heart is still in Bellefonte,” Kay affirmed. “I’ve often said that if Bellefonte had Disney’s imagination and Rockefeller’s money, it could become the Victorian Williamsburg!”
15 Centre County Schools Competing in Recycling Competitions By Amy Schirf, Centre County Solid Waste Authority Good luck to all 15 schools in Centre County who are currently competing in state-wide and national school recycling competitions. There are plenty of prizes on the line for the winner, including a grand prize of $2,500 for the school that recycles the most (per capita) in the nation. The schools in Centre County who are currently enrolled in the competitions include: Bald Eagle Jr/Sr High School, Bellefonte Area High School, Bellefonte
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Kay Kustanbauter was born and raised in Bellefonte, graduated from the Bellefonte Area High School, and relocated to State College in 1972. She worked for Penn State University for 43 years until retirement – and served as executive director of the Nittany Lions Club for more than 40 years. Her large circle of friends includes area residents, and volunteers from many organizations. Kustanbauter serves on the Pink Zone sponsorship committee – which comprises various nation-wide initiatives designed to raise money to help raise breast-cancer awareness. Supported locally by women’s basketball, donations totaling more than $200,000 were brought in last year. Kay serves on the Youth Service Bureau board, and the sub-committee for the Bellefonte Youth Center where she helps to raise funds for the physical building. She helped start an endowment to honor a friend from Bellefonte Area High School who was tragically killed in an auto accident. The Jeannie White Memorial Endowment benefits the Bellefonte Youth Center, a project of the Centre County Youth Service Bureau. Kay donated a lead gift and has encouraged many of her friends to donate. Kustanbauter also serves on the advisory council for the Center for Performing Arts; the volunteer committee for the For the
Elementary School, CLC Charter School, Corl St. Elementary School, Easterly Parkway Elementary School, Gray’s Woods Elementary School, Mount Nittany Middle School, Mountain Top Elementary School, Nittany Christian School, Park Forest Elementary School, Philipsburg-Osceola Senior High School, St. John the Evangelist Catholic School, Wingate Elementary School and The Young Scholars of Central PA Charter School. The competitions run October 17 through November 12, and the winners will be announced at the beginning of next year.
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I recently bought a fascinating book that explores our relationships with animals. It’s great research by renowned anthropologist Hal Herzog and I want to share some things you may not have consciously thought about – but will ring true to you once I point them out. Recently someone asked an ethical question concerning bluebirds. She had spent a lot of money to entice a pair of bluebirds to nest in her back yard, even purchasing a snake-proof bluebird nest box and special bird baths. She kept a supply of meal worms in her fridge because she heard that bluebirds love them. She did attract a pair of birds, but they were common sparrows. They hijacked the box and laid five eggs in it. Her question was purely ethical. Should she destroy the eggs of the plain sparrow to make room for a pair of lovely bluebirds? Legally, in ethical situations, cuteness shouldn’t count. But while cuteness may not count in the world of strict morals, it matters a lot in how most people think about the treatment of animal species. For example, research has shown that the amount of money people say they would donate to help an endangered species correlates to the size of the animal’s eyes. This is bad news for the rare giant Chinese salamander. It is an ugly amphibian, a beady-eyed six-foot-long mass of brown slime. You don’t see pictures of them on the appeal letters. But contrast that animal with a Chinese panda bear and which do you think gets its photo on the envelope? Why do we care about the panda and not the salamander, the eagle but not the vulture, the bluebird but not the sparrow? The way we think about animals is all too often determined by how attractive the creatures are, their size, the shape of their head, whether they are furry and how closely they resemble humans. Humans do seem to be attracted to animals instinctively. A photo of a puppy always elicits ooos and aaahs from any audience. The idea that humans are innately drawn to anything that looks like a baby is gaining ground. Young animals share features with human infants – large foreheads, big eyes, bulging cheeks and soft contours. Not to mention that wonderful puppy perfume! Researchers refer to these characteristics as “baby releasers” because they automatically bring out our parental urges. Bambi is the classic example of manipulation. Walt Disney originally urged animators to draw the fawn as accurately as possible. The problem was that the sketches were not
“cute” enough. The solution was “babyfication.” They reduced the length of Bambi’s muzzle and made his eyes bigger with lots of white showing. Bambi morphed into a surrogate human baby, and who doesn’t cry when thinking about the despair he feels over losing a loved one? Another great example of this is Mickey Mouse. He started life in 1928 as a nasty character named Steamboat Willie. Over the years, Disney changed Willie’s name and image into a kinder, gentler mouse, with the baby-like features to match. The public responded by making Mickey a beloved cartoon character. The role of cuteness in our attitudes toward animals is illustrated very clearly by the public’s outrage over the annual “harvest” of baby harp seals on the ice floes of Canada. These seals are irresistible right after birth; they are helpless, pure white and their eyes are large. We’ve all seen the gory photos of their death in the interest of fashion. In 1987, the Canadian government caved in – kind of. They prohibited killing seal pups under 14 days old, which happens to be when their fur becomes darker and the animals start to look more adult-like. They didn’t stop the baby seal hunt; they stopped the “cute” baby seal hunt. All of this translates to dogs as well. Humans have now produced canine breeds in which full-grown dogs resemble perpetual puppies. The babyish snouts of breeds like pugs and bulldogs make for terrible respiratory problems and their bulging puppy eyes barely fit into their shallow sockets. By breeding dogs for neoteny (the scientific term for juvenile features in adults), we have also created pets that are emotionally immature and prone to canine versions of our own neuroses. This has been a boon for big pharma, which has now developed repackaged versions of Valium and Prozac for our depressed, anxious and obsessive-compulsive pets. In my opinion, if we become more aware of why we do the things we do, we might think a little harder before we do them. Just because we can control the “looks” of certain breeds, should we push them to the very limits of health? I think not. Toni Duchi is a member of the Board of Directors of Nittany Greyhounds, and author of “The Practical Hound: Better Choices for a Healthier Dog.” If you wish to contact her, you are encouraged to do so at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you’ d like more information about greyhound rescue, go to www.nittanygreys.org.
Centre County PAWS to Host Low-Cost Spay/Neuter Clinic STATE COLLEGE – Centre County PAWS is hosting a low-cost spay/neuter clinic on November 19 for pet owners who are residents of Centre county, those who work fulltime in Centre county, or are students. The clinic will be held at Centre County PAWS. Income restrictions and guidelines apply. Those who are eligible can register up to two pets per household for the PAWS Spay/ Neuter clinic, sponsored by Dr. Joe
Ewaskiewicz of Penns Valley Vet Clinic. The cost for the clinic is $25 for male cats, $35 for female cats, $35 for male dogs, and $50 for female dogs. Pre-registration for the November 19 clinic is required. For more information, clinic requirements, or to register a pet for the spay/neuter clinic call 814-237-8722, ext. 5 or register online at www.centrecountypaws. org/spay.
PAWS Purr-sonal Young orange male in search of new home and he’s definitely not picky! Deemed a “perfect cat” by PAWS volunteers, Norman would fit well in any loving home, whether with a quiet couple, children, other pets, or a first-time cat adopter. Norman is just happy to be around people, showing off his playful, talkative, and cuddly side. If Norman seems like the perfect fit in your life, please read more about him at http://www.centrecountypaws.org/cats/ or come visit him at PAWS (1401 Trout Rd., State College)!
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Like many of you, I’m sure, the term “Inklings” brings a smile to my face. It was the name of a group of men who met regularly in a pub near Oxford, but the outstanding thing about this group is that among its members were C. S. Lewis and J. R. R. Tolkien. My admiration of Lewis is well known and I love anything by or about the man. So naturally when I saw a book with the title Inklings by author Melanie M. Jeschke, I bought it, hoping that it would be about this great literary
group. It was, but in a round-about way. The story opens on November, 26, 1963 in Oxford, England. David MacKenzie has spent the day at a poorly attended funeral. He thought that since C. S. Lewis was so well known that more of his friends and family would have been there. The thing that did impress him was the lit candle on top of the coffin that stayed lit even as the funeral procession moved out to the cemetery. David decides at that point to be more like Lewis, to dedicate his life to God. As part of this decision, he starts a new group of Inklings. Their purpose will be to discuss the ideas that the original group had written about and live a Godlike life. The only problem is his girlfriend,
Charlotte. Charlotte does not believe that there is a God and does not want this religion thing to change their relationship. Enter Kate Hughes, a student from America, and what follows is a fairly typical love story. Kate and David not only have to struggle to remain chaste as their love grows, but Charlotte is not willing to let David go. The story was a little trite and even awkward at times, but I was so fascinated by the details about Lewis that were worked into the story, I kept reading. I think that I was secretly looking for mistakes that Jeschke made about his life. The author did take some small liberties which she points them out in her notes at the beginning of the book.
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