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We’re in that wild, whirlwind time between Thanksgiving and Christmas, when things at work slow down and personal chores double. You may not have had your fill of cookies yet, and still await the office party, however, your lists is getting longer and the days shorter. Feel a little stress coming on? Relaxing is the key. Choose a few events from this issue and invite your family or a friend to go along. There are dozens of fresh opportunities, large and small, Friday to Sunday, December 2, 3, and 4, for shopping, music, treats, photo ops, and chances to socialize. Three of our villages are decorated and prepped for a hometown holiday weekend – Boalsburg Hometown Christmas, Lemont’s annual Christmas Market, and the first Mainstreet Millheim – Hometown Holidays. Each is featured in the center of this issue. There’s a plethora of opportunities to buy truly personal gifts – handmade by your neighbors with love. The largest are the Winter Craft Market at the middle school, the Stocking Stuffer Antiques, Art & Fine Craft Sale at Centre Furnace Mansion, and the Bellefonte Art Museum’s Show & Sale, but don’t miss the Winter Cheerfest at Bellefonte High, the Elves Gift Shop at State College High, and various church bazaars and craft shows. No matter what kind of entertainment you enjoy, you’ll find it in Save the Date, What’s Happening, or the events calendar. Carols by women’s choirs, the Nutcracker ballet, two “nunsensical” plays, church dramas and dinner theatres, from Chiz Rider to Charlie Brown, you’ll find Christmas entertainment to warm your heart. In addition, you can take in Warner Brothers Saturday morning cartoons at the State Theatre and attend a Big Band concert starring Penns Valley’s new singing sensation, Autumn Blaze. Next week brings the queen of all Centre County Christmas celebrations – the 30th Annual Bellefonte Victorian Christmas. You’ll get a hint of the festivities in this issue and the complete scoop next week. Stott Publications, our benevolent parent company, created, published, and distributed the official guide, which you’ll find at Gazette newsstands and all around central PA. In other news, see Amy’s Fresh Life column on deer hunting, From The Heart about real vs. virtual books, the truth about deadly canine chicken jerky in The Practical Pet, ClearWater securing new forest trails, Ken’s new goingLOCAL column, the winner of the schools’ recycling contest, lots of sports, and non-holiday meetings and opportunities. In our efforts to overcome the shocking news surrounding Penn State, Portia Webb reported on a new Penn State group, One Heart, which vows to increase awareness and provide an extra safety net for children at risk for abuse. And now for something completely different! It’s the world debut of Celebrity Circles, an original and exclusive word game created by a talented Centre County artist, Ernest C. Hampton, Jr. Ernie described himself, “I live in State College. I enjoy doing puzzles. I like movies, music and TV. I worked as a graphic artist in package design in Pittsburgh for 30 years and I now work at the Benner Pike Wal-Mart.” It’s hard to remain calm when life is coming at you with the speed of Santa’s sleigh, recall and recreate what you enjoyed from Christmases past – fond memories of family, childhood, traditions, faith, and simple pleasures.

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Recently, the President and CEO of integration for Consumer Electronic Videon Central, Inc, Mr. Todd Erdley met products such as Blu-ray and DVD soluwith the State College students that are tions. Videon also develops hardware participating in the Centre County Gazette solutions and products for markets like Stock Market Game Challenge from Ecohigh-end home theatre and in-flight nomicsPennsylvania. The students playing entertainment. in this special competition are lead by Erdly said, “Videon is very pleased teacher, Mr. Jeffrey Kissell. to support the Stock Market Game. Pro He shared, “The kids have been viding these amazing students the opporworking really hard. We have had several tunity to apply their skills to a real- world meetings where we take a very hard look activity is extremely exciting. The work at most stocks. The students look at many done by Economics PA to enable this different options but ultimately narrow event is absolutely wonderful.” their selection down between value or The Gazette and four local L to R: Todd Erdley, president and CEO of growth stocks. In such a short amount of Videon Central; State College High School sponsors support five local schools in the time to make money, value stocks with Centre County Gazette Stock Market students Craig Saupe, Paul Connor, and Andrew Bachman; State College High Mid Caps seem to be the right pick. They Game Challenge from EconomicsPennalso decided with the uncertain market teacher, Jeffrey Kissell; and students Zahare sylvania. Each team is given $100,000 Khayat and Ed Goodall. in hypothetical money and invests in the that short selling may be the best route. Betting on companies to loose on stock value seems a little stocks, bonds, and mutual funds. The team with the most money easier than picking ones to make money. I think the value at the end wins. The top three teams are listed here every week of the game is important because it allows students to get a through December 16. A recognition event will be held at holistic view of the market instead of just a narrow focus on CPI on December 20. The other local sponsors are Fulton Bank, ProAct LTD, certain aspects of it. They seem to be enjoying themselves.” Videon Central provides key software solutions and Lion Country KIA, and Videon Central, Inc.

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boxes of food in a Food Drive held at the Bald Eagle Middle/ High School. Re-usable bags, donated last year by Weis Markets of Bellefonte and State College, were distributed to the homerooms for the collection of food drive items. The library also had a deal for the students – if they had a fine and brought an item in for the food drive, the fines were erased! The collected food was donated to the Milesburg Food Bank. Other “Helping Hands” initiatives presently being conducted at the school are a used clothing drive and a toiletry items drive. Also, the National Honor Society is beginning its annual Holiday Families Project, which has been very successful in the past, thanks to the generosity of BEA students and staff.

CENTRE HALL – The Thanksgiving holiday was celebrated in Centre Hall-Potter Elementary School, on Wednesday, November 23, when the first-grade class, led by teacher Vickie Fultz, presented a program called the Thanksgiving ABC’s. Their audience was the school’s two Kindergarten classes. The students were dressed in Pilgrim and Indian hats, which they made. Each student was assigned a letter of the alphabet and recited what that letter stood for in the Pilgrims’ first Thanksgiving story. For example, G is for grateful, and H is for harsh (the Pilgrims’ first winter). After the recitation, they sang the alphabet song accompanied by Mrs. Fultz on guitar. To finish the program, each child told of something he or she was thankful for. Typical responses were home, family, friends, and one girl was thankful for “this school and Oreo cookies!” Later that morning, the 47 students of the second-grade classes enjoyed a full-blown Thanksgiving dinner, featuring turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy, filling, corn muffins, and pumpkin pie. Parents provided the turkey, mashed potatoes, and gravy, while the kids made filling balls, pumpkin pie, and corn muffins. They even made their own butter for the muffins by taking turns shaking cream in a jar for about 20 minutes at a time. All the food was delicious. Trust me, I know (free meals – one of the perks of this job)! These kids enjoyed a great meal, had lots of fun – and they learned much about the first Thanksgiving, and the meaning of giving thanks for their many blessings.

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This fall, 15 schools in Centre County participated in both a national and state-wide school recycling competition. And although the national and state winners have not been announced yet, we do have a Centre County winner. Mountaintop Area Elementary School has claimed victory in Centre County by recycling a total of 2,110 pounds of paper during competition. That’s a whopping 12.79 pounds of paper per person at the school! Mountaintop Area Elementary School will receive an award plaque as well as a check for $250 from the Centre

County Solid Waste Authority for coming out on top in Centre County. Philipsburg-Osceola High School will receive the second place prize of $100 for recycling 9.3 pounds of paper per person at the school. The national and state-wide winners will be announced early next year. Over all, the 15 schools in the competition recycled more than 18,000 pounds of paper during the competition. All results can be viewed at The Centre County Solid Waste Authority would like to thank all schools for participating. Great job all!

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SCASD Names New Supervisor & Administrative Transfers By Julie Miller

STATE COLLEGE – Jason Perrin, formerly principal of Mount Nittany Middle School, was approved as the new Supervisor for Elementary and Middle Level Education by the board of directors at their regular meeting November 28. Mr. Perrin has been with the district for 11 years, all of them as principal. In this new role, he’ll oversee the elementary and middle school principals and work closely with the K - 8 Director of Curriculum on curriculum development, implementation, and assessment in the elementary and middle school classrooms. He will collaborate with the Pa. Department of Education, regional, state and national organizations to promote

best practices in educational leadership and compliance with state and federal regulations. Mr. Perrin commented, “Nothing is more important than what occurs in each of our schools’ classrooms on a daily basis. We have a great deal of work to accomplish over the coming years to maximize experiences and achievement for our students. I am extremely excited about the opportunity to meet future challenges and to realize future goals while continuing to serve the district in this new capacity.” For the remainder of the academic year, Brian Ishler has been named interim principal for Mount Nittany Middle School.


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I’ve been hunting since it was legal for me to do so and hunting experiences, and how although I failed my first hunter’s safety course for using the they’ll go about bringing wrong “shooting eye” during the target test, I persevered to home a trophy this season. obtain my license only to brave the harsh winter mornings high The song, Second Week of Deer The Ruffy Rack group includes Mike Billett, Shane Walker, Emile Weaver, Barry Tressler, Danielle Tressler, up in a tree stand, with my dad, and hopefully bring home a Camp sums up the lighter side Dustin Baker, and Pat Litz. trophy buck or doe. Remembering back, we prepared the night of hunting. before by setting out hunting clothes and accessories, consisting Since residing in the State College area I have, point buck earlier that day in the Jacksonville area. The day was unlike most first days of the season in that of polypropylene socks, long johns, unfortunately, not gone hunting. wool pants, lace-up boots, a Carhartt Monday, while driving to Howard to the temperature was almost 60 degrees and sunny. Don added jacket, orange beanie and vest with my pick up a copy of last week’s Gazette, I that his mother had recently passed and although it was a shiny license pinned to the back, hand passed by a small pick-up truck parked hard day for him, this brightened his day even a little more. warmers, and the beautifully polished along the road, loaded with orange- He also wanted to add a “Thank you” to Travis Watson who and sighted-in gun with leather strap. and camouflage-laden individuals was able to find the buck for Don after it was shot. Even though I was unable to hunt this year and share the The first day of deer season is wielding shot guns and celebrating always the weekend after Thanksgiving the eight-point buck in the back. Due excitement with family so we always prepared turkey and to the recent birth of my daughter, members, Don Walker lettuce sandwiches that were usually hunting was not an option again this and the rest of the group consumed within the first few hours year, so I pulled over to talk with the made my day by sharing their story, energy, and of the hunt. Much time was also spent group about their day in the woods. shooting clay pigeons and listening Approaching the vehicle, I enthusiasm. This proves to hunting tales. These tales told by introduced myself to the lively bunch that even though the my father, uncles, and their hunting and explained that I’d like to talk with buck was taken by one buddies ranged from thrilling stories them about their trophy. Each member person, the experience of snowshoe hare hunting with our of the group was seemingly ecstatic and became exciting for beagles on the Canadian border, to flattered. The group quickly huddled all involved. Hunting the amazing adventures of taking and held up their guns and trophy brought them together The eight-point trophy buck a bush plane through the Alaskan buck and smiled for the camera. They and just as my dad and wilderness to hunt moose, caribou, dall explained that their hunting group was uncles talked about their hunting stories, sheep, grizzly bear, and Ptarmigans – all which are currently called “Ruffy Rack,” which is also the name of their camp. proudly displayed in my parents “game room.” These tales and Don Walker 49, said he has been hunting since he was so did the Ruffy Rack experiences helped me to form fond memories and ideals about about 12 and proudly stepped forward as the taker of the buck. group, which made me hunting. He excitedly explained that even though he has shot buck in feel back at home. Hunting is more than the thrill of the kill. 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DECEMBER 2, 2011

Thanksgiving in the Valley Article & photos by Sam Stitzer By Tammy Miller (aka Mrs. Claus)


Books to Shape a Life It is time once again for me to don white hair, jingle bells, and a lot of red fleece as I fill in for the very busy Mrs. Claus. It is a delightful alter ego and an honor that leads to great joy on many levels. I also get the inside track on the “wish lists” of children. Among the Lalaloopsy Dolls, Moshi Monsters, and Vortex Blasters, the list also includes all things electronic. A little girl, about five years old, who asked for the Kindle Fire last week, became the inspiration for this particular article. When I asked her why this item, she said it was so she could read all kinds of books. My heart immediately warmed by her desire to read “all kinds of books,” but I was equally saddened that this young child would probably always remember reading her books in electronic format. What is it about a real live book vs. words on a backlit screen that adds depth to our reading? Some of you know exactly what I mean. Like many, I have been downsizing all the “stuff” accumulated over the years and my bookshelves have dwindled in size as a result. I read a lot of information on line, but there just isn’t anything like holding that good paper book in your hands, and being transported to another place as the author uses his or her words to paint a picture. As a writer, it is always a thrill to hear from a reader that something resonated with them, or helped change their thinking or life because of my words on a page. The world of physical books is taking a hit right now in lieu of electronic books. The ads for e-readers of all types are everywhere. We hear about book stores closing because they are not able to compete with the electronic world. Yes, I have to admit, I own a Kindle. When my latest book, Pink Ribbon Stories: A Celebration of Life, was about to be released,

I chose to make it available in electronic version. I purchased a Kindle so that I could see what my readers were seeing. Regardless of the format, I still want to make a difference, but l love the feel of a paper book. Another overlooked aspect of missing books is the sharing of a paper book. A friend of mine in Ireland relates a story about growing up in a poor area many years ago. It was the donation of books by the Carnegie Foundation that came to his town that helped educate and shape his world. The sharing of paper books to communities that cannot afford or do not have access to electronic media is still very real today. As we print fewer books, we lose the opportunity to share and education others. Some of my fondest memories with my own children are snuggled up on the bed and reading from our favorite Dr. Seuss books. Even earlier memories include reading countless Nancy Drew books, among many, many others. Do parents now read from their electronic devices to their children, of course, but flipping back and forth between the pages and experiencing the beautiful illustrations are just not the same electronically. This year with all of the bells and whistles of holiday toys, I encourage you to pick up a book or two for anyone on your list. When you are finished, find a good place to donate them so others, especially children, can also share in the joy of feeling the paper and exploring the world that is created by the words on the page. Tammy Miller is a professional speaker, author and presentation skills coach. To find out more about Tammy, check out www.tammyspeaks. com.

CENTRE HALL – A community Thanksgiving church service was held at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church in Centre Hall on Wednesday, November 23 at 7 p.m. Churches from all over Penns Valley collaborated in a gathering of many different denominations to fellowship and give thanks for their many blessings. Eight pastors from different churches in the Penns Valley area participated in the service attended by a congregation of nearly 200 people. An anthem, Count Your Blessings, was sung by a combined choir composed of members from several Penns Valley church choirs, and directed by Evelyn Mugridge. Closing music was provided by the Covalts, a family gospelsinging group from Penns Valley. Pastor Audra Krise, from Trinity United Church of Christ in Centre Hall delivered a meditation based on the Bible story of the ten lepers healed by Jesus. Only one of the lepers was grateful enough to thank Jesus for his healing. Pastor Krise emphasized the need for giving thanks, and that we should “be grateful for what we have, and not worry about what we don’t have.” Pastor Chris Korn, of the Faith Alive Fellowship church in Spring Mills spoke of the unity of Christian believers coming together to thank God for collective as well as individual blessings. “We are all parts of one body” said Pastor Korn, and he commented that “What binds us together is greater than what has divided us in the past.” This comment brought many “Amens” and even some applause from the large congregation. Pastor Julia Sprenkle spoke about the Penns Valley HOPE Fund charity, and how

it has helped many families since its founding in 2008. She thanked the citizens of Penns Valley for their generous contributions to the HOPE Fund. The offering collected at the service was donated to the HOPE Fund. While the offering was being collected, Pastor Andrew Cooley and Holly Rowles led the congregation in several songs of praise. Following the service, the congregation adjourned to the church social hall for a time of good food and fellowship. It was an enjoyable and inspirational evening of praise and thanksgiving, as well as a great display of unity by the many churches of Penns Valley.

Pastor Chris Korn spoke Pastor Audra Krise on Christian unity and the delivered a meditation. need for giving thanks.

Congregation listened as the Covalts sang closing music.

Folks lined up for refreshments in the Lutheran Church social hall.

Betty and Paul Dietrich enjoyed refreshments after the Thanksgiving service.

going LOCAL! an Adventure Eaters Guide By Ken Hull

Wow, where did the year go? Where did summer go? Where are those warm days of t-shirt-wearing motorcycle rides? Earlier this week I was riding at 11:30 p.m. with just a couple layers under a leather jacket. It was a bit windy, but the mild temps encouraged me to ride on through the night. The tank of The Steed was nearly full and the sky was clear to the east. I laid a course into the night, rolled back on the throttle, and out ran the wind as it tried in desperation to catch me. I ended the night by a rocket ride up the mountain above Pleasant Gap. Not a car, cop (thank goodness), or deer in sight. I love those nights! I could have ridden forever! Part of the reason for that great ride was the aforementioned layers under my jacket. I recently discovered a material that’s been around for a long, long time – wool. But this ain’t your old-school wool, it’s new-school wool – Marino wool. And when this wool is woven together into clothing, it’s nothing short of amazing. So why in the world am I – a professed adventure eater, biker, and author of books about eating locally, writing about wool clothing? I’m not really sure, except it might be a good way to introduce you to a place I wrote about in my second book going LOCAL! Volume 2, under the heading of Locally Owned Goods & Services. What you are about to read next is somewhat of an excerpt from my Web page story on Appalachian Outdoors in State College, PA – sellers of Marino wool clothing and pretty much

anything you can think of when it comes to the great outdoors and more! And a WAY better place to shop this Christmas season than the chain stores. Allow me to enlighten you. The owner of this place is about as outdoorsy as you get. When Geoff Brugler came to Penn State in 1974 there was no store downtown for camping gear, outdoor sports, or clothing. He single-handedly turned a geeky intellectual town into an outdoorsy, free-spirited town, and the place for all your outdoor needs. From clothing to climbing equipment, Geoff has it all. And, what also makes his place sooo much better than the chain sporting goods stores is his staff. App House (its nickname) has probably the most knowledgeable staff of any store I’ve ever been in. Geoff must require them to take classes to learn every product and how every product is used, and what would work best for the customer according to their needs. They even greet you at the door and are at the ready to answer any question, or guide you in any way without being pushy. The store is literally packed with goods, so it’s wise to take advantage of the help – even if it’s simply to navigate around. Looking for a certain brand? Well, if you can’t find it at App House, it probably doesn’t exist. Seriously, at last count I saw nearly 200 brands represented. And, they just opened a whole new huge section! It just keeps getting better. They also do cool stuff like classes on all kinds of outdoor activities. Maybe I can get them to do a class on adventure eating and motorcycling. Sounds fun! Geoff and I have become friends over the years and he has supported my art as well as my books (he has them for sale at his store). He’s an avid supporter of local business, and

even treats us locals with a special touch. It looks like Appalachian Outdoors is doing it right. Now, 36 years later, the store is bigger and busier than ever. There’s nothing chain store about this place, just quality outdoor clothing, gear, and exceptional staff and service. I love it! And my rides and heart are warmer because of it. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year Everyone! Appalachian Outdoors Locally Owned By: Geoff Brugler Goods or Service: Outdoor Apparel & Equipment Hours: Mon. – Thurs. 9:30am to 8:30pm, Fri. till 9pm, Sat. 9am to 8pm, Sun. 10am to 6pm Location: 123 S. Allen St., State College Contact Info: (814) 234-3000 or 800-690-5220 Supports Local Manufacturers and Suppliers Ken Hull is a local artist, author, biker, and “adventure eater” living the life in historic Boalsburg Village. His books are available locally and at His art is available at E-mail him at

DECEMBER 2, 2011


How You Can Help PSU’s One Heart: Educating the public about child abuse By Portia T. Webb

UNIVERSITY PARK – Three Penn State students took their shock about recent events – and turned it into motivation to keep children safe. Their positive student leadership is paving the way for fresh hope. Eric Jansen (a junior), Andy Rogers (a junior), and Rachel Novosad (a sophomore) have collective high hopes that young people can and do effect change. Together they created the organization known called One Heart. One Heart’s mission is to: “Educate Penn State students and our community to be a model for awareness and outreach in the prevention, recognition, and action against child sexual abuse. To raise funds in support of organizations that fight against child sexual abuse.”

One Heart: serving to educate Penn State students and our community by taking action against child abuse During the month of November, storms of allegations gathered about sexual abuse of minors. The scandal tarnished Penn State’s name, including that of longtime football coach, Joe Paterno. Yet, Jansen, Novosad, and Rogers are unified to bring about the positive change that happens when a community stands united. Their goal is the prevention of sexual abuse of minors and to make a difference, specifically, in the lives of children. “The numbers are staggering,” said Jansen referencing abuse victims. “One in four girls and one in six boys will be sexually abused by the age of 18.” One Heart was officially founded on, November 11, 2011. “We would like to become official by December,” noted Jansen. “We currently have 13 members and we’ve met to discuss the layout of the organization.” In the wake of rumors, dismay, and overall skepticism of the university’s policies, the three friends are determined to provide hope through child abuse education. “It was me, Rachel, and Andy in my class and we were talking about the fact that no organizations on campus and in the community were raising issues to do with sexual abuse awareness and child abuse,” said Jansen of his ambitious co-founders. As a psychology student, Jansen recognizes the emotional implications of child sexual abuse. “There are people who might want to hurt children. We want kids to know it’s not their fault. I personally haven’t been abused as a child, but we want to equip kids with skills to know what to do…that it is okay to ask for help,” said Jansen.

Penn State students: Lindsey Makuvek & Eric Jansen pose with the Nittany Lion mascot While the organization is under provisional status with Penn State University, now is the best time to become an active participant. Fundraising will be a major goal for One Heart and funds raised will then be donated to help victims of child abuse based on consensus. “We are open to anyone who wants to help!” said Jansen. “We don’t want to donate exclusively to one group. We haven’t definitively said all our money will go to one organization.” Not to be confused with the “Proud to be a Penn Stater” group, the distinction for One Heart is active community outreach and public speaking. “We would like to work with them,” said Jansen. Future meeting times will be posted on One Heart’s Facebook page. Jansen encourages anyone interested in becoming an active or associate member to attend. Currently, membership is free. Members will include Penn State students, alumni, and faculty. Members can expect opportunities to help the group with PR, fundraising, and education through outreach to local schools. “Most members have contacted us through Facebook. We have more than 300 members who ‘Like’ us on our Facebook page. Before December 17th, we’d like to have an open meeting for anyone who wants to help get the ball rolling,” asserted Jansen. The group plans to be involved with seminars, public speaking and general community awareness. Future plans for fundraising include a 5K run. One Heart also invites local business to help by donating. “Following the allegations and Joe Paterno being fired, there was an emotional reaction. I personally looked at the belief that something like this could happen. I want to try to make a difference and make sure it doesn’t happen again. We are not doing this to promote Penn State or in any way to restore their image. It is not right that children can be robbed of their childhood,” said Jansen. For more information, the One Heart group can be reached through: Gmail: Twitter: Facebook: OneHeartPSU

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STATE COLLEGE – In response to the recent events in our community, The Christian Science Reading Room and Bookstore at 218 S. Allen St., State College, is offering a special “spiritual oasis” December 5 to 10 from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Selected scriptures and articles on

topics such as spiritual justice, wisdom, forgiveness, grace, and love will be available for your quiet study or discussion. You may also make use of a variety of Bibles and reference works. There will be free refreshments. Call (814) 234-2194 or visit www. for more information.


Coping with Grief during the Holidays By Jennifer Cox, BA and Joyce Gray, BSW Home Nursing Agency currently assists more than 1,100 people grieving the loss of a loved one. Because of our active presence in the community and in the lives of families, we have learned how difficult the holiday season can be when a loved one is no longer with us to share in the joys of the season. At this time, many people are caught in the dilemma between the need to grieve and the pressure to get into the spirit of the season. Holidays or not, it is important for the bereaved to find ways to take care of themselves. We want to share some ways that you can honor and include your loved one in your holiday celebrations and ways to take good care of yourself. Suggestions for honoring your loved one: • Share your favorite stories about your loved one during family gatherings. • Decorate a wreath with pictures and memorabilia of your loved one to spark conversation. Hang it in a special place so everyone can enjoy it. • Select a candle in your loved one’s favorite color and scent. Place it in a special place in your home and light it at significant times throughout the holidays, signifying the light of the love that lives on in your heart. • Create a special ornament with your loved one’s name to display. • Decorate your loved one’s memorial site for the holiday. • Prepare your loved one’s favorite holiday foods to share with family and friends. • Make a donation to your loved one’s favorite charity in his / her honor and announce it at holiday gatherings. • Purchase a book and donate to your local library or school in your loved one’s honor. • Suggestions for caring for yourself: • Expect to have some pain. When the emotions come, let them. • Talk about your feelings and let people

know if you are having a tough day. • Play music that is comforting and meaningful to you. • Accept a few invitations to be with family and friends. Choose the ones that sound most appealing and avoid the ones that feel like an obligation. (It is okay to decline.) • Volunteer in a shelter, soup kitchen, library, or nursing home. • Adopt a family who may need help with food and gifts for their children. • If you anticipate that holiday shopping in stores will be stressful, consider ordering from catalogs or online. • Consider going out to a restaurant or buying cookies instead of cooking and baking. We hope that you find these suggestions helpful and that you can find peace and comfort over the holidays. Try to remember that often the anticipation of the holidays without your loved one is often worse than when the actual holiday arrives. Once you have remembered your loved one, make sure you remember yourself. Be gentle and patient with yourself. Do what you can do. No more and no less. Jennifer Cox, BA, has been a Hospice Bereavement Coordinator for Home Nursing Agency since February 2011. She supports families through the grieving process by helping them to take good care of themselves and to find ways to stay connected to their loved one in a way that provides comfort. Joyce Gray, BSW, has been with Home Nursing Agency since 2002 and serves as a Hospice Bereavement Coordinator. She is a Certified Grief Counselor through Canyon College and the American Academy of Grief Counselors. She offers individual support and education to bereaved families members through one-on-one visits, support groups, phone calls and monthly letters.

Rotary Number-One in Giving STATE COLLEGE – The State College Downtown Rotary Club was recently named number-one in District 7350 – which covers 44 clubs in central Pennsylvania as well as parts of West Virginia and Maryland – for club members’ per-capita Annual Programs Fund giving to The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International during the 2010-11 year. Cathy Brown, current president of the State College Downtown Rotary Club, is pictured here with the banner the club recently received in recognition of the achievement.

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Civil War Group & South Hills School Law Historical Society to Meet Instructor Now Mifflin New members welcomed County DA By Lynn Herman

STATE COLLEGE – The Central PA Civil War Round Table and the Centre County Historical Society will hold a joint meeting on Tuesday, December 6, at the Centre Furnace Mansion in State College beginning at 7 p.m. Richard Hughes will speak on “Bloody Knox – Draft Resistance and Bloodshed in Clearfield County.” Mr. Hughes is a Clearfield native and owns a consulting engineering firm in Clearfield. He and his wife, Cathie, are very active in the Clearfield County Historical Society. Rich and Cathie have collaborated on several Clearfield County history books including A Twentieth Century History of Clearfield County. In December 2004, Rich headed a group of volunteers and rebuilt the Civil War shootout site called Bloody Knox. As part of the project, he wrote a booklet on the Resistance to the Civil War in Clearfield County which culminated in Knox Township. The Centre Furnace Mansion is located at 1001 E. College Avenue in State College. Anyone interested in the Civil War or joining the Central PA Civil War Round Table or the Centre County Historical Society is invited to attend. For more information, contact Central PA CWRT President, Lynn Herman, (814) 861-0770 or Mary Sorenson at the Centre Furnace Mansion (814) 234-4779.

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STATE COLLEGE – Dave Molek, law instructor at the State College and Lewistown locations of South Hills School of Business & Technology, was recently elected District Attorney for Mifflin County. He unseated an 18 year county prosecutor and will take office in January of 2012. Molek, a graduate of St. Dave Molek, DA and Vincent College law instructor and The Dickinson School of Law, brings a wealth of experience to his new position as DA with 37 years in the criminal justice system. He was an Assistant Attorney General for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, served as a US Army Veteran in Military Intelligence, and is currently the solicitor for the Mifflin County Sheriff’s Office.  As the newly elected Chief Law Enforcement Official of Mifflin County, Molek plans to bring his ideas of prevention, prosecution and principles to the office and people of his region. Molek said he appreciated the grassroots efforts behind his campaign, and added, “The people obviously agreed with my message that it was time for a change in Mifflin County.” DA Molek currently resides with his wife Josephine, in Yeagertown, where he has three children, two step-children and four grandchildren.

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Galbraith Gap Land Now Part of Rothrock State Forest Planned trail will connect to existing trail system HARRIS TOWNSHIP – ClearWater Conservancy has completed its purchase of 152 mountainside acres in the Galbraith Gap area of Harris Township, Centre County, and on November 4, transferred the land to public ownership as part of Rothrock State Forest. Since 2007, ClearWater Conservancy has added 646 acres on Tussey Ridge to Rothrock State Forest, opening the land for public use in perpetuity. “Protecting mountain gaps is a priority of ClearWater Conservancy’s Land Conservation Program. These gaps are important groundwater recharge areas and provide unique habitat for many species of wildlife. Streams that flow through these gaps also often support remnant populations of brook trout, a species in decline throughout its range,” said Katie Ombalski, conservation biologist at ClearWater Conservancy. “Contributions from nearly 200 community members and local businesses and the hard work of several dedicated volunteers enabled the successful completion of the Galbraith Gap Land Acquisition Project.” To further protect the land, ClearWater Conservancy, in partnership with DCNR and the Nittany Mountain Biking Association, are partnering to develop a sustainable 1.1-mile multiuse trail through the property in 2012 to connect DCNR’s Galbraith Gap Trailhead Parking Lot with a portion of the existing Rothrock State Forest trail system. ClearWater Conservancy was recently awarded a $2,500 RecTAP grant from the Pennsylvania Recreation and Park Society to fund the trail design by Trail Solutions, a consulting arm of the International Mountain Bicycling Association. The gap serves as the main recreational gateway to Rothrock State Forest for hikers, birdwatchers, mountain bikers, hunters and cross country skiers. Conservation of the parcel provides new and exciting recreational opportunities within a few minutes of State College and its surrounding communities. The 2,400-foot long unnamed tributary to Galbraith Gap Run coursing through the center of the land is now fully protected, as are the eastern hemlocks that cool the water of the tributary with their shade before it reaches Galbraith Gap Run, making it possible for native brook trout to thrive there. Galbraith Gap Run is one of only five remaining in the Spring Creek Watershed with a reproducing wild brook trout population. Threatened by the woolly adelgid, an insect transplanted from Asia which feeds on hemlocks and can kill them, the hemlocks in Galbraith Gap will be overseen and managed by professional foresters now that the land has been transferred to DCNR. The parcel is home to many wildlife species, some on the decline. Birds listed in the State Wildlife Action Plan that can be found on the property include Acadian flycatcher, Louisiana waterthrush, worm-eating warbler, blue-headed vireo, wood thrush, and scarlet tanager among others. It is a known foraging habitat and potential critical habitat for timber rattlesnake and likely foraging and breeding habitat for eastern small-footed bats and northern long-eared bats. For more information about the Galbraith Gap land acquisition, visit For more information about the trail project, contact ClearThe newly protected land Water Conservancy (814) will be joined to Rothrock State Forest’s 237-0400. trail system.

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Practical Pet


By Toni Duchi

Chicken Jerky – What is the Truth? There is information circulating on social networks that says that 70 dogs have died from eating chicken jerky products imported from China. The message claims that the facts came from a reputable news agency and urges everyone to pass it on. I absolutely will not buy treats or food from other countries (except Canada), so I perked up immediately upon seeing this message come across my screen. But, I also know the power of the media and did some research. Here’s what I found out – some of it is true; some of it isn’t. Wow, what a shock‌ Here are the facts. Since 2007, America’s Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued several cautions to dog owners stating that chicken jerky products may be associated with illness in dogs. Then, in November 2011, the FDA published its latest statement on the issue. The FDA cautions are based on numerous reports from dog owners and veterinarians. However, although the FDA is certainly taking these reports seriously, it has not yet made a conclusive connection between chicken jerky products and the reported illnesses. In its latest statement on the issue, the FDA notes, “To date, scientists have not been able to determine a definitive cause for the reported illnesses. The FDA continues to actively investigate the problem and its origin. Many of the illnesses reported may be the result of causes other than eating chicken jerky.â€? Moreover, the claim in the warning that 70 dogs have actually died as result of eating chicken jerky treats remains unsubstantiated. In fact there are no credible reports that back up this claim in any way. While the FDA notes that “some reports to the FDA have involved dogs that have died,â€? it certainly does not state that 70 dogs have died as a direct result of eating the jerky. It seems that the figure quoted may be a misinterpretation of information stating that they received more than 70 complaints of illness, not 70 deaths. In fact, the caution notes that “most dogs appear to recover.â€? Moreover, Blue Buffalo, one of the jerky manufacturers mentioned in the warning, published a statement denying that their Chicken Jerky Treats are made in China or have been recalled. Blue Buffalo issued its own statement refuting the claims, stating that all of their treats are made in the U.S. and the meat is from U.S. suppliers; there have been no reports of illness from their treats; and that there has been no recall of Blue Buffalo products.

But that’s just one company out of many who distribute chicken jerky, and as I’ve said many times, if it’s not an American product, don’t buy it. We just cannot know what is being done in foreign countries and I’m not taking any chances. This FDA advice should be well-taken: “FDA is advising consumers who choose to feed their dogs chicken jerky products to watch their dogs closely for any or all of the following signs that may occur within hours to days of feeding the products: decreased appetite; decreased activity; vomiting; diarrhea, sometimes with blood; increased water consumption and/or increased urination. If the dog shows any of these signs, stop feeding the chicken jerky product. Owners should consult their veterinarian if signs are severe or persist for more than 24 hours. Blood tests may indicate kidney failure (increased urea nitrogen and creatinine). Urine tests may indicate Fanconi syndrome (increased glucose). Although most dogs appear to recover, some reports to the FDA have involved dogs that have died. “The FDA, in addition to several animal health diagnostic laboratories in the U.S., is working to determine why these products are associated with illness in dogs . . . FDA continues extensive chemical and microbial testing but has not identified a contaminant. “The FDA continues to actively investigate the problem and its origin. Many of the illnesses reported may be the result of causes other than eating chicken jerky. Veterinarians and consumers alike should report cases of animal illness associated with pet foods to the FDA Consumer Complaint Coordinator in their state or go to petfoodcomplaints.� The message here is that if you see things like this come across the social media, it’s best to do the research yourself; don’t be a part of the hysteria surrounding it. There’s no doubt that what you feed your dog matters and can affect his health in the long term, but it’s best to have the correct information before doing anything. I just avoid anything that comes from anywhere else but the U.S.; contains ingredients I can’t pronounce; or are overly processed food/treats. Toni Duchi is a member of the board of directors of Nittany Greyhounds and author of the book “The Practical Hound: Better Choices for a Healthier Dog.� If you have specific questions or comments, reach her at tjduchi@aol. com, or if you want more information about retired racing greyhound adoption, visit www.

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Holiday Events This Week

In addition to this calendar, see Save the Date in the Entertainment section! DECEMBER 2 Pine Grove Mills Christmas Party The Pine Grove Mills Christmas Party will be December 2 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Pine Grove Presbyterian Church. There will be caroling, a visit from Santa and light refreshments. Christmas Bazaar, Lunch, Bake Sale There will be a Christmas Bazaar and huge bake sale at Park Forest United Methodist Church on Friday, December 2 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday, December 3, 9 a.m. to 12 noon. They will also serve lunch on Friday. The church is at 1833 Park Forest Avenue (behind Denny’s on North Atherton). DECEMBER 2 & 3 Boalsburg’s Hometown Christmas Boalsburg’s Hometown Christmas is December 2 and 3 with tree lighting, music, food tasting, Breakfast with Santa, horsedrawn wagon rides, children’s storytime, and a Holiday Hop. It starts at 5:45 p.m. December 2 with more activities on Saturday, December 3. The full article and events schedule is in this issue of The Gazette. Holiday Antique, Art & Crafts You’re invited to the ninth annual Stocking Stuffer Antiques, Art & Fine Craft Sale on December 2 and 3 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Centre Furnace Mansion, 1001 East College Avenue. See the elegant Victorian

Mansion’s holiday decorations, designed by the area’s top decorators and florists. Browse handmade crafts, fine arts, and antiques, enjoy music and keep warm with hot beverages and delicious desserts from local restaurants. The bookstore and gift shop will also be open. Visit for more information. $5 admission charge. Millheim Hometown Holidays Plan to attend the first “Mainstreet Millheim – Hometown Holidays” on December 2 from 6 to 9 p.m. and December 3 from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. – and “shop local” for Christmas. Merchants will be open for holiday shopping and meals, including the Green Drake, The Valley Showcase, Cottage Rose, The Wine Shop, Good Scents, Elk Creek Café + Aleworks, the Inglebean, Millheim Small Engine, handicrafts fair at EcoVents, and more. See separate article, this issue. Third Annual Christmas Market There’s special holiday event at the Lemont Granary, 133 Mt. Nittany Road, and throughout Lemont, from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, December 2 and noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, December 4. There will be crafts, jewelry, clothing, books, specialty cheeses, wreaths, gifts, and local products. Arts and crafts & children’s activities will be offered in the railroad building – plus music, food and beverages, and good spirits.

DECEMBER 3 Winter Cheerfest The third annual Winter Cheerfest and Craft Show is December 3 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Bellefonte High School, with more than 40 vendors. Admission is free. Lunch is available. Flea Market & Craft Sale The Osceola Mills United Methodist Church is having a holiday flea market/craft sale December 3 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Elves Gift Shop The Junior Woman’s Club of State College presents an Elves Gift Shop December 3 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at State College High School South Building. Funds help support TIDES. Cookie Walk The Philipsburg-Osceola band will hold its first Cookie Walk fundraiser December 3 from 2 to 5 p.m. at the high school cafeteria. Guests can shop for cookies while P-O band members play holiday music. Cookies are $2.50 per pound with all proceeds benefiting the band. Christmas Bazaar St. Paul’s United Methodist Church in Sandy Ridge is having a Christmas bazaar December 3 starting at 8 a.m. Holiday Craft Fair The Mt. Nittany United Methodist Church in Lemont is having a holiday craft fair December 3 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., featuring many vendors, baked goods, and food. DECEMBER 3 & 4 Winter Craft Market Winter Craft Market is at the Mount Nittany School in Boalsburg, Saturday, December 3, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday December 4, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The market features work by about 75 artisans – gemstone, gold and silver jewelry, holiday ornaments, paintings, pottery, fiber, wood, and photography – all made in the USA, by Central Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen members. The Penn State chapter of PA Art Education Association will show kids and adults how to make and take home special holiday crafts. DECEMBER 4 Christmas Concert The Valley Voices Christmas Concert is December 4 at 3 p.m. at Trinity United Methodist Church in Philipsburg. In lieu of buying a ticket, bring a non-perishable food item for the Moshannon Valley, PhilipsburgOsceola, and West Branch food banks. Christmas Concert & Carol Sing The Blanchard Church of Christ will host a special Christmas concert/carol sing on Sunday, December 4 at 6 p.m. It will feature Jack Servello and BCOC musicians. Servello, an Altoona native, is a singer/songwriter who has collaborated with Bill Dann on more than two dozen songs. He’ll perform original songs and Christmas favorites. There’s no admission fee. A free-will offering will be taken, proceeds benefiting the Haiti mission trip. Refreshments will be served. The church is off Route 150 in Blanchard. Reception – Bellefonte Art Museum Show & Sale The Bellefonte Art Museum’s Holiday Show and Sale is going on through December 31 with extended hours: Thursdays through

Sundays, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. There will be art for sale by 33 artists. Meet the artists at the reception Sunday, December 4 from 1 to 4 p.m. December 4 will also feature a free art workshop for kids! Refreshments feature international foods. In December, the The Community Gallery will feature the work of  Judith Finkelstein, who makes felt and creates wearable and decorative art pieces with the fabric. DECEMBER 7 Surviving the Holidays Seminar Christ Community Church & DivorceCare presents the free Surviving the Holidays event December 7 at 6:30 p.m. It will feature a video presentation and group discussion to help you deal with the intense pain of separation and divorce during the holiday season. Refreshments and childcare provided. For more information, call (814) 234-0711 or visit Advent Services All are invited to Advent Community Vespers Services at 7 p.m. Wednesday evenings: December 7, St Peter’s UCC, Aaronsburg December 14, Emmanuel UMC, Rebersburg December 21, St. John Lutheran, Millheim Advent Vespers All are welcome on Wednesday evenings at 7 p.m. at St. Mark Evangelical Lutheran Church, 160 N. Main Street, Pleasant Gap on November 30, December 7, 14, & 21 for a traditional service of light and Vespers. This service of Word and Prayer will be sung, using Holden Evening Prayer. DECEMBER 8 Haddassah Food Fair The State College Hadassah Food Fair is December 8 from 4 to 6:30 p.m. at Congregation Brit Shalom, 625 East Hamilton Avenue, State College. A kosher hot dog dinner and Jewish baked goods will be available. For info, call Wilma Stern (814) 238-7063. Annual Festival of Trees The 17th annual Festival of Trees is at the Penn State Agricultural Arena (Fox Hollow Rd and Park Avenue) on Thursday, December 8, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Friday, December 9 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday, December 10 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Sunday, December 11 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. The ag arena becomes a Winter Wonderland, with decorated trees, craft vendors, a puppeteer, entertainment, food, children’s crafts, and Santa! Admission is $2 for adults, $1 for children. Proceeds benefit Centre County United Way. A Christmas Carol Dr. Tony M. Lentz presents his one-man performance of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol in the inspiring original version of the classic tale of a man finding the Christmas spirit. This free reading is from 7 to 9:15 p.m. at Schlow Library. Donations to the library welcomed. DECEMBER 9 Bellefonte Victorian Christmas The 30th Annual Bellefonte Victorian Christmas begins December 9 and extends to December 11. For information on all the exciting events happening during the weekend, visit, see a preview in this issue, and look for the official guide wherever you find The Gazette.

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New During Victorian Christmas Parlor Parties at the Historical Museum There’s a new event this year, just for adults. You’re invited to a quintessential Victorian party in the beautiful parlors of the Miles Humes’ 1815 historical home and museum on Allegheny Street. The Centre County Library & Historical Museum is your host and benefactor, presenting holiday music, foods, wines, and a

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genteel holiday atmosphere from 8 to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday evenings, December 9 and 10. Make your reservations today. It’s $20 per guest or $35 per couple. Phone (814) 355-1516, extension 208. Visit for more information on this lovely venue and museum.

Make Reservations Now For Dickens Events at Victorian Christmas By Sandie Biddle

BELLEFONTE – Join Ebeneezer Scrooge and the father of modern Christmas, Mister Charles Dickens, as they bring the Victorian Era to joyous life once again at Bellefonte Victorian Christmas 2011. Charles, Scrooge, Mr. and Mrs. Fezziwig, and Miss Belle to name a few, will be on hand to perform exciting brunch and dinner theatre shows at the Match Factory throughout the weekend – all to benefit “Victorian Christmases future!� Reservations are now being accepted for next week’s special events. A Gaslight Gala with Charles Dickens is an elegant and exclusive event to be attended by a fortunate few. Dress in Victorian garb or your holiday finery and enjoy this posh, themed evening marked by exquisite comestibles, doting service, top-notch entertainment, and top-shelf libations. The feast will be catered by Hoag’s Catering. You’ll be charmed with course-bycourse interactive theatricals by Dickens, Scrooge & Company, all for the benefit of Bellefonte Victorian Christmas. Highlights of the evening include a Cheshire Cheese Contest, a wacky retelling of Twas the Night before Christmas, Miss Belle’s heartfelt rendition of the timeless carol, Oh Holy Night, and the staging of Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. The gala is Thursday evening, December 8 beginning at 7 p.m. at the American Philatelic Society Building at Match Factory Place. The cost is $75 per person and tickets may be reserved by calling (814) 355-2917 – picked up at the Train Station or at the door. Dinner with Dickens & Company is


more of a family affair – a dinner theatre buffet with interactive characters, table-side magic, parlor games, and the Dickens troupe presenting the 12 Days of Christmas show. This, too, is being presented at the American Philatelic Society building, timed so the whole family may attend – from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, December 10. Victorian costumes are encouraged but not required. Cost for the buffet, catered by Hoag’s Catering, and the Dickens show is $25 for adults; $10 for students and children. Reservations can be made by calling (814) 355-2917 - pick up tickets at the Train Station or at the door. The Victorian High Tea & Brunch with Dickens offers two opportunities to enjoy Dickens characters presenting Merry Magic, the Ho-Ho-Ho Contest, Sing-along Songs, an engaging staging of A Christmas Carol. Make your reservations for either Saturday, December 10 or Sunday, December 11 at 10 a.m. The Philatelic Society is the venue, Hoag’s provides the high tea & brunch, and there will also be a fashion show by the Battery B Ladies Auxiliary. The cost for all this is just $25 for adults and $15 for youth. For reservations and tickets, please contact: Wendy Fultz at Cool Beans (814) 355-1178 or Carol Walker at Victorian Rose (814) 355-4737.

Tickets to the Dickens events for Bellefonte Victorian Christmas, The Gaslight Gala, Dinner With Dickens Family Dinner Theatre, and High Tea & Brunch With Dickens may now be purchased by credit card by calling Cool Beans Coffee & Teas @ 814-355-1178

BELLEFONTE – As a part of the Bellefonte Victorian Christmas celebration, the Bellefonte Community Band will present its annual Christmas concert on Saturday, December 10 at 7:30 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church on the corner of North Spring Street and East Howard Street in Bellefonte. The band has been rehearsing Christmas music since early September. The concert program includes over a dozen songs. Some are medleys of traditional carols. Dreams of Christmas contains excerpts from O Come, All Ye Faithful, Silent Night, and Joy to the World. Another medley piece, titled Overture to a Winter Celebration, features Il Est Ne (He is Born), Pat-A-Pan, and Good King Wenceslas. Selections from Handel’s Messiah oratorio, including the Halleluiah Chorus, will be performed by the band. The music of composer Leroy Anderson will be represented by Bugler’s Holiday, featuring the trumpet section, and the popular (band members’ favorite) Sleigh Ride. They will also perform the rousing Mannheim Steamroller arrangement of Carol of the Bells, and an upbeat Latin number titled We Wish You a Mambo Christmas. A jazz band subgroup of band members will also perform several numbers including

Santa Baby and the Swing March from the Nutcracker Suite. Other Christmas favorites will round out the concert repertoire. Guest performers at the concert will be the Nittany Knights barbershop chorus, whose members will lend their four-part barbershop harmonies to several Christmas songs. On Friday, December 9, the band’s brass ensemble will play Christmas carols at the Bellefonte Elementary School for the opening ceremony of the Bellefonte Victorian Christmas celebration. The Bellefonte Community Band is composed of about 40 local musicians from all walks of life, ranging in age from teenagers to senior citizens. After their Christmas Concert, the band will take a break until February, 2012, when they will begin rehearsals for their summer concert season. The band plays numerous concerts during the summer season, including the Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts, Bellefonte Craft Fair, Flag Day at Talleyrand Park, a State College Spikes baseball game, Grange Fair, and other venues. New members are always welcome (no auditions required). For more information, or to join the band, call Natalie Stanton (814) 357-0580.

Director Natalie Stanton (left) with the Bellefonte Community Band.

Victorian Christmas Opening Ceremony By Sandie Biddle

Those who have shivered through past opening ceremonies at the courthouse will appreciate the indoor opening this year at Bellefonte Elementary School. Come to the elementary school and be greeted by “Charles Dickens� and the Bellefonte Community Band at 6:30 p.m. Friday, December 9. Enjoy performances by the Bellefonte Community Band, the Nittany Knights, the elementary school’s fourth- and fifth-grade choir, middle school women’s chorale, St. John’s elementary school choir, and other special performances – including a preview of It’s a Dickens Holiday Show. Stick around for a reception of cookies


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Photo supplied by Susan Evans, Boalsburg Heritage Museum. Children can mail letters to Santa in the mailbox constructed by Girls Scout Troupe 1231. The mailbox will be in the Village Square on Friday and at the Boalsburg Fire House on Saturday.

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Millheim Hometown Holidays Friday & Saturday

Holiday Wreath and Art Sale The Art Alliance of Central PA. at 818 Pike St., Lemont, is holding a holiday wreath and art sale December 2 through 4. Gallery hours are Friday and Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m., and Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. There will be a reception on Friday, December 2 from 7 to 9 p.m. The sale features jewelry, photography, fused glass, paintings, and wreaths professionally crafted in Douglas and Fraser fir. For more information, visit or call (814) 234-2740  

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Third Annual Christmas Market in the Granary, Friday, December 2, 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday, December 3, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. There’s a special holiday event this weekend in the Thompson Grain Elevator and Coal Sheds (The Granary), 133 Mt. Nittany Road, and throughout Lemont. From 5 to 8 p.m. on Friday, December 2 and Saturday, December 4 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., crafts, jewelry, clothing, books, specialty cheeses, wreaths, gifts, local products, arts and crafts, and children’s activities will be offered in the railroad building – styled as a German-style “Weihnachtsmarkt� – along with music, food and beverages, and good spirits. Lemont merchants will participate, as well Here’s a chance to learn about an old German custom and have fun at the same time!

MILLHEIM – The Green Drake Gallery & Community Arts Center spearheaded an effort called “Mainstreet Millheim – Hometown Holidaysâ€? on Friday, December 2 from 6 to 9 p.m. and Saturday, December 3 from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. in order to encourage Centre County to “shop localâ€? for Christmas. As you may be aware, several exciting new shops and venues have opened in Millheim in the last few years. At least 14 locations will be open for Christmas/ Hanukah shopping and meals, including the Green Drake, The Valley Showcase, Cottage Rose, The Wine Shop, Good Scents, Elk Creek CafĂŠ + Aleworks,

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Local Youth to Compete Little Lions nip Panthers in NFL Punt, Pass and Kick Championship By Gazette Sports Department

By Les Barnhart

While the focus in Pittsburgh this Sunday may be on the field when the Steelers entertain the Bengals but a championship will be played out before they kickoff their game. In that championship, Branden Price will compete with four other kids from Central and Western Pennsylvania, Eastern Ohio and West Virginia for the Steelers’ Punt, Pass and Kick Championship. Price, a 7-year old from State College competing in the 6-7 year old division, advanced to Pittsburgh after being crowned the champion of both the State College area and the Sectional event at Indiana. The championship will take place on Sunday morning at the Steelers’ Indoor Practice Facility and the competitors will later be on the field for the Steelers game with the Bengals. Good luck Branden!!


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Free Youth Lacrosse Teaching Clinic Instruction by Penn State Lacrosse Players and Coaches Boys: Sunday, January 15, 10:00 - 11:30 AM Girls: Sunday, January 15, 4:00 - 6:00 PM Holuba Hall, Penn State University Park Campus Open to all youth 3rd grade through high school. Indoor Winter Lacrosse Sundays, January 29 - March 11, 2011. Check web site for times. Christ Community Church C3 Sports Facility Indoor Gymnasium. Open to boys and girls age levels U-11, U-13, and U15. Register at Spring 2012 Season March 12, through May 19, 2012 Girls and Boys Teams: age levels U-11, U-13, and U-15 Registration opens December 1. Deadline, January 29, 2012 Register at All skill and experience levels welcome for all programs Grab a Stick and Join Us! Contact: Dave Jackson (814) 574-1132, (boys) or Mary Ann Harvey (814) 933-8749, (girls) Visit us online at

At one point in the fourth quarter, State College lead by 11 points and with under a minute left in regulation, they found themselves down to University Prep by 3. As he had done nine times prior this past season, Josh Clothiaux drilled a 25-yard field goal to send the game into overtime. It was also his foot that won the game in overtime after Jack Haffner’s scored his fourth rushing touchdown on the game, as the Little Lions advanced to the PIAA State Quarterfinals with a thrilling 33-32 victory. With the win, State College will face a familiar opponent in the defending PIAA State Champ North Allegheny, who dealt the Little Lions a 53-21 loss in week one, next Saturday at Mansion Park in Altoona. Panther quarterback Akil Young brought his team back with two late touchdown passes (a 60-yarder to Myles Catlin with six minutes left and a 17-yarder to Marcus Johnson with 33 seconds left) to take a lead late in the game, but the Little Lions used a short field to set up Clothiaux’s kick to end regulation. In overtime, the Panthers took the ball and Jaylen Coleman scored from one-yard out, but the conversion attempt failed. Haffner then scored before Clothiaux knocked home the winner. For the game, Haffner rushed 31 times for 213 yards and four scores. On the season, Haffner eclipsed the 2,000 yard rushing mark. He now has 2,050 yards rushing and 27 touchdowns to go along with 17 receptions for 138 yards. He has also rushed for over 200 yards in five of his teams twelve games. For the North Allegheny Tigers, who are 13-0, they are led by junior quarterback Mack Leftwich. Leftwich has thrown for 1,938 yards, 18 touchdowns and seven interceptions on the season while completing 57% of his passes. In their week one contest against the Little Lions, he was 8-13 for 154 yards and four touchdowns. He also ran four times for 38 yards and a touchdown. Junior Alex Deciantis leads the charge in the backfield for the Tigers, rushing for 773 yards on the season to go along with 14 rushing touchdowns. Senior Vinnie Congedo has rushed for 666 yards and 11 scores as well to complement the balanced Tiger offense. Senior James Kleinhampl is the Tigers leading receiver, having hauled in 34 passes for 730 yards and five touchdowns. Dating back to last season the Little Lions have dropped three consecutive games to the Tigers by a combined score of 116-54; including two losses in the 2010 football season, one of which came in the PIAA State Quarterfinals. The State Quarterfinal rematch will kickoff at 1 pm in Altoona.

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Local Sports Fans, Parents and Athletes!! 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

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DECEMBER 2, 2011

Nittany Lions Run into a Honey of a Badger; Lose Shot at Big Ten By Les Barnhart

Through all that has transpired for the Penn State Nittany Lions this season, they entered last Saturday’s game with Wisconsin in control of their own destiny in regards to the first ever Big Ten Championship game. All they needed to do was continue the momentum that their road win over Ohio State create the week before and continue playing the solid defense they have all season. In the midst of the rain and a 45-7 thumping at the hands of the Badgers, the Nittany Lions were reminded that things are much easier said than done. Penn State (9-3, 6-2 Big Ten) took an early 7-0 lead when Matt McGloin found Curtis Drake behind the coverage for a 44-yard touchdown reception. With just 8:44 left in the first quarter, Penn State fans felt very confident about a trip to Indianapolis to face Michigan State. But sadly, that touchdown would be all the points that the Nittany Lions could muster in a game that saw them limited to just 52 offensive plays, 27 of them rushing attempts. Wisconsin on the other hand pounded out 49 rushes for 279 yards and would take 78 offensive snaps. The Badgers (10-2, 6-2 Big Ten) simply manhandled Penn State on both sides of the ball. Offensively, they wore down a defensive unit that was allowing just 13 points. The power running of Montee Ball and the road graders that play the offensive line have allowed Wisconsin to dominate their opponents this season. While they fell short of the average of 52 points per game this season in the friendly confines of Camp Randall Stadium, they managed to keep the Penn State defense on the field for nearly forty minutes (38:17). The Badgers’ offensive line is an impressive unit with their center, Peter Konz, being the smallest of the five linemen at 6’5” and 315lbs. And yes, I said he was the smallest.

Wisconsin answered the Nittany Lions score with not just one of their own but rather four of their own before halftime including three in the second quarter. With a three score lead at the break, the Badgers seemed to break the spirit of their opponent and considering the weight they have been carrying as a team since the ugliness of the Sandusky situation ultimately cost their beloved Coach Paterno his job and cast a dark shadow over the hallowed halls of their university. The 45-7 loss was the most lopsided loss for the Nittany Lions since Ohio State took them to the woodshed in Columbus, 45-6, in 2000. Following their first quarter touchdown, the Penn State offensive became as dreary as the rainy conditions in Madison. They logged just 12 first downs in the game while losing three fumbles and McGloin throwing an interception. Rob Bolden played in the game, his first time on the field since the October 29th win over Illinois. He would complete 2 of 7 passes for 22 yards and proved to be as ineffective as McGloin, who went 9 of 17 for 97 yards. The Nittany Lions running game never got rolling either, even with the Wildcat that seemed to provide a spark against Ohio State the week before. Silas Redd carried the ball a dozen times for 66 yards while Curtis Dukes added 25 yards on six carries. In the Badgers’ backfield, Montee Ball followed up his four touchdown game against Illinois the week before with four more against Penn State. He also gained 156 yards on 25 carries. Quarterback Russell Wilson balanced their attack with 19 completions on 29 attempts for 186 yards and two touchdowns. Wilson tied the NCAA record with 36 straight games with a touchdown pass. He will look to break that record this Saturday against Michigan State. The team, after playing without question their worst

game of the year, was understandably upset and disappointed at missing the chance to play for the Big Ten title. The decision to removed Joe Paterno’s name from the trophy certainly was another motivating factor for the team to reach their preseason goal. Left tackle Quinn Barham offered up perhaps the best quote of all the players. “I know people are going to try to point to what’s been going on off the field,” Barham offered in his postgame comments, “that has nothing to do with it. We just didn’t execute today. Where and why, nobody knows.” Barham pointed to fumbles and penalties as reasons for the Lion offensive struggles but as a team, they just seemed to lack focus for the first time this season. Admittedly, Wisconsin has a very good team but so does the Alabama team that Penn State played earlier in the season. It could be argued that the Crimson Tide is better but in that game, the Nittany Lions held their own. The same could not be said about Saturday’s game with the Badgers. Now the Nittany Lions and their fans are left to play the waiting game. The players will be given the week off while the interim coaching staff tries and saves the recruits they still have. While the team expects to get a call from a bowl suitor, nothing is for sure and whispers of Penn State getting passed over seem to be getting louder. Should they get what is an expected call, chances are good it will be from either the Insight Bowl (12/30) or the Gator Bowl (1/2). Their opponents could be Baylor (Insight) or Auburn in the Gator Bowl. In the past month, it seems that nothing is as it seems and that things change in an instant. The Nittany Lions bowl destination may be no different and Penn State fans could be left wondering who will be the next to coach their team in the fall.

Potential Paterno Successors By Matt Masullo

This is a very sore subject in Central PA. When you read this, understand that the mere strokes of the keys in typing “Paterno Successors” hurts more than a lot of people will ever know, as Coach Paterno had been roaming the sidelines for twice as long as I have been on the planet. Please take this piece as my hope to move the state of Penn State Football forward, as difficult a task as that may be. A wise man once said, if you spend too much time looking in the rear-view mirror, you’re bound to get into an accident. With the recent announcement of new athletic director Dr. Dave Joyner that he will lead the six-person search committee, it begs the question of who the committee will be searching for. Joyner With the announcement of Urban Meyer taking over the Ohio State Buckeyes, that takes the biggest fish out of the pond. Some of the candidates to replace Paterno may come from outside of the program, with wide-spread speculation that members of the current staff may have a difficult time sticking around amidst the scandal that rocked Happy Valley in November. Here is a look at some potential successors: Tom Bradley- He has been on staff for the last 33 seasons, including the last 12 as the defensive coordinator. He is currently the interim Head Coach. Bradley played at Penn State in 1977-1978; in 1979 he was a graduate assistant and has coached the defensive backs, linebackers, defensive ends and special teams before being appointed the defensive coordinator in 2000. His defenses ranked in the top 15 nationally in scoring defense from 2004-2009. He is a good recruiter, especially in

Western PA, where he grew up. He has interviewed for head coaching vacancies at Pittsburgh and UConn. Larry Johnson- He has been on the Penn State coaching staff since 1996, serving as the defensive ends/special teams coach until 1999, and has been the defensive line coach since 2000. He is currently the co-defensive coordinator on staff, sharing the duties with linebackers coach Ron Vanderlinden. Johnson is one of the best recruiters on staff, and possibly in the entire Big Ten Conference. He primarily recruits in the Virginia/Washington D.C. area, and has brought the likes of five-star players Derrick Williams and Justin King to the Nittany Lions. He turned down an offer to leave Penn State for a pay increase and increase in job responsibility as the potential defensive coordinator/assistant head coach at Illinois in 2009 to stay at Penn State. Pat Fitzgerald- He is currently the Head Football Coach at Northwestern, a title he has held since 2006, and prior to that, he was the team’s linebacker coach from 2001-2005. He is also a Wildcat alum. Fitzgerald is a young coach who has proven he can win at Northwestern, which places great value on education. In 2009, he signed a seven-year contract extension. If Fitzgerald can bring recruits to Northwestern, imagine what he could do at Penn State, where one of the top facilities in the country resides. The knock on him may be that in his six years as a head coach, he is 0-3 in bowl games, losing the Alamo, Outback and TicketCity bowls. Those don’t necessarily compare to the Rose or Orange bowls that the Nittany Lions have recently played in. Dan Mullen- Another young coach who is working his

way up through the ranks, Mullen is only 39. He is currently the Head Football Coach at Mississippi State, a position he has held since 2009. He may be more widely known as Urban Meyer’s offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach while the two worked together at Bowling Green, Utah and Florida. Mullen played collegiately at Ursinus College outside of Philadelphia as a tight end, so he wouldn’t be new to the region. He would more than likely bring his spread offense to University Park, and with his ties to the SEC, he may also be able to bring some of the athletes from the SEC with him as well. Steve Addazio- He is currently the Head Football Coach at Temple University. He came to Temple when Al Golden left the Owl program to take over the University of Miami Hurricanes. Addazio has coached at Syracuse, Notre Dame, Indiana and Florida on two National Championship teams. Addazio is an offensive minded coach, and would bring an intensity and enthusiasm that Penn State desperately will need moving forward. Granted, these names are all speculatory, but they are just food for thought while the Nittany Lions sit and wait their fate as to what bowl game they are invited to. An outside candidate is just what the program needs after the hell that the football program went through this past month. That’s not to say that Bradley or Johnson would not be good candidates; please don’t construe the statement as that. An outside candidate would come in and energize the program and bring in a new philosophy that Penn State has not seen since the 1966, when Coach Paterno started strolling the sideline with his khakis and black low-top Nike’s.

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The Wingate Association of Bald Eagle Area Little League Softball will be holding their regular monthly meeting at 5pm on DECEMBER 11th at the Bald Eagle Area High School. It is held prior to the league meeting. They are looking for coaching candidates for the 2012 season. All interested parties should plan to attend this meeting.

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Steelers Survive in Kansas Steelers Take on Bengals City in Divisional Battle

Pats Flatten Eagles By Matt Masullo

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As the calendar turns to December, the Pittsburgh Steelers find themselves in prime position to make a run to the playoffs, after a 13-9 victory over the Kansas City Chiefs. At 8-3, the Steelers are tied atop the AFC North with the Baltimore Ravens. The Ravens hold the tiebreaker over the Steelers, having swept the season series. For the Steelers to win the division, the Ravens will need to falter at least once, and the Steelers will need to remain perfect down the stretch. That may be a tall order, considering the fact that the injury bug has bitten several Steelers as of late. The latest, being All-Pro safety Troy Polamalu, who left Sunday’s game with “concussionlike” symptoms. It is the second time this season that Polamalu has left a game with a head injury. Ben Roethlisberger completed 21-31 passes for 193 yards and a two-yard touchdown pass to Weslye Saunders. Shaun Suisham kicked two field goals to lead the way for the Steelers in a hard fought, defensive struggle. A defensive struggle is a nice way of putting it. It was offensive to watch both teams’ offenses Sunday night, as the teams combined for 542 yards of total offense on the night. Ryan Succop was the Chiefs offense for the night, connecting on three field goals of 40 yards or longer. The Chiefs may have fared better with recent waiver wire addition Kyle Orton playing quarterback. Orton was inactive having been with the team for four days, and former Pitt product Tyler Palko struggled all night long with the Steelers secondary, as the Steelers turned him over four times on the night. This week, the Steelers will face another division foe in the Cincinnati Bengals at Heinz Field at 1 PM, with CBS handling the coverage of the game.

In week ten, the Steelers and Bengals clashed at Paul Brown Stadium in Cincinnati, with the Steelers coming out on top 24-17. In week thirteen, the Steelers and Bengals will square off again, this time at Heinz Field. The Steelers are 8-3 and the Bengals are 7-4. The winner of this game will be in prime position to make a run at a possible Wild Card spot, as the Ravens are in control of the division, with two wins over the Steelers, and a one win over the Bengals this season. In week ten, the Bengals saw rookie A.J. Green leave the game after catching a 36-yard touchdown pass from Andy Dalton. Green is now healthy, and Dalton is making a play for the offensive rookie of the year award. The Bengals defense is also playing well right now, so for the Steelers to overcome last week’s offensive mishap, they will need to be clicking on all cylinders. Last week, the Steelers struggled with the Chiefs, only scoring 13 points. The bigger concern for the black and gold has to be the amount of injuries the team has piled up. Ben Roethlisberger has a broken thumb, LaMarr Woodley is still nursing a hamstring injury and now Troy Polamalu has another head injury, his second on the season. For the Steelers to make a run at securing a playoff spot, they will need to get all of their key contributors healthy for the last month of the season. Kickoff of this divisional matchup will be at 1 PM on CBS.


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Weekly Entertainment

Country Songwriter to Perform at WPSU UNIVERSITY PARK – Singer-songwriter Darrell Scott will close out the fall 2011 season of the Acoustic Brew Concert Series with a live performance at the WPSU studios Wednesday, December 7. Scott has proven that he can write great songs of universal appeal. More than 75 artists have covered his compositions, riding several of them into the Top 5 country singles charts. He penned the 2007 Americana Song of the Year (Hank Williams’ Ghost), and was named Songwriter of the Year by ASCAP in 2002 and by the Nashville Songwriters Association International the previous year. He’s also a solo artist with six previous CDs (including his collaboration with modern bluegrass pioneer Tim O’Brien, Real Time, containing two Grammy nominated songs), a multiinstrumentalist, a first-call sessionman for everyone from Steve Earle to Joan Baez to Rascal Flatts, and a producer (Guy Clark, Susan Werner, his father, Wayne Scott, and his own CDs). Scott’s performance, part of WPSU’s fall fundraising drive, will begin at 7:45 p.m. in the station’s studios at


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t n e m n i a t r Ente Schedule

12/2/11 – 12/9/11 American Ale House – Toftrees/State College

12/02 Tommy Wareham, 6pm-8pm & 9pm-12am 12/03 Tommy Wareham, 8pm 12/06 Rick Hirsch 17-Piece Jazz Band, 8pm 12/07 Tommy Wareham, 7:30pm 12/08 Scott Mangene, 8pm-12am

The Arena – Martin Street/State College 12/05 12/06 12/08

Monday Night Football Team trivia, 8-10pm Texas Hold’Em, 7pm & 9pm Texas Hold’Em, 6pm & 8pm

The Autoport – S. Atherton St., State College 12/06 Open Mic Night 12/07 Stressbusters Karaoke

Bar Bleu – Downtown State College 12/02 Lowjack, 10:30pm 12/09 Lowjack, 10:30pm (photo by Rodney Bursiel) Innovation Park and will be broadcast live on WPSU TV. Tickets are $16 and can be purchased online at, at Nature’s Pantry in State College, or at the door.

An Orchestra of a Different Kind Plays The State Theatre STATE COLLEGE – There were lots and lots experience. Typically, they take an actual of empty seats Tuesday night (11/29) at The Grateful Dead setlist from the past and they State Theatre. That’s because Dark Star Orchesrecreate that show song for song. You might tra was in town and just like with the band that be witnessing a Madison Square Garden set they emulate, The Grateful Dead, when you see from 1991 or a Denver Colliseum set from a DSO concert, you don’t sit in your seat. You 1973. Whatever show you see, Dark Star stand and dance. And dance the crowd did. Orchestra performs in an authentic way recre From the moment that DSO took to ating the sound and experience of a Grateful The State Theatre stage shortly after 8 p.m., Dead show. the packed house stood and danced and sang The appreciative crowd at The State Theatre along. came not only from Centre County, but from The State College crowd was entertained other states. People in the lobby during interwith the setlist originally performed by The mission and before the show were talking Dead on September 26, 1991 at the Boston Rhythm guitarist and singer, Rob about what shows of DSO they were attendGarden. The show opened with Jack Straw and Eaton, performs with Dark Star ing next, and talking about attending the Orchestra on Tuesday night in the band played through an hour first set (and Further tour shows which features Phil Lesh State College. some microphone problems) and closed the first and Bob Weir of The Grateful Dead. The set with Box of Rain. The second set started with the song Further tour had been scheduled to come to the BJC earlier Dark Star and also included two instrumental jams that were this month, but the show was cancelled. traditionally part of The Dead’s shows; Drums and Space.  Back for an encore, the band played Brokedown Palace and photos by Don Bedell We Bid You Good Night. The Grateful Dead originally formed as “The Warlocks� in 1965 in San Francisco’s famed Haight-Asbury section before changing their name. The Dead became known for their eclectic style – blending rock, blues, country, bluegrass and psychedelia. They also became known for their live shows playing a different set of music at every show. Followers of The Dead, known as “Deadheads,� were known to follow the band on tour and attend multiple shows. Keeping track of the setlists at Dead shows was also a popular thing to do. Since the death of Grateful Dead founding member Jerry Garcia in 1995, Deadheads have had to move on to other jam bands like Phish and Umphrey’s McGee. Concert goers spill out onto College Avenue in front of the State Dark Star Orchestra recreates the Grateful Dead Theatre during intermission of the Dark Star Orchestra concert.

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Axum, 10pm Miss Melanie, 7pm Lowjack, 10:30pm Karaoke, 9:30pm Ken Volz, 10:30pm Emily’s Toybox, 10pm Axum, 10pm

CafÊ 210 – Downtown State College 12/06 Cafeoke, 10:30pm

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12/04 School of Music, Mosaic, 4pm

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12/04 Jazz Brunch, 11:30am-1:30pm

The Darkhorse Tavern – Downtown State College. 12/02 Total Whiteout, 10pm 12/03 In Good Company, 10pm 12/05 DMX, Darts, etc. 12/06 Naughty Quiz Show, 9pm 12/07 Team Trivia, 7pm 12/08 Fred Smoothe & The Midnight Special, 10pm

Elk Creek CafÊ & Ale Works – Millheim 12/03 Swingin’ Jazz Unit, 8pm 12/08 Pub Hang, 7:30pm

G-Man – Downtown State College 12/06 DJ Boner, 10pm-2am

Governor’s Pub – Bellefonte 12/07 Bisquit Jam, 6pm 12/08 JT Blues. 6pm

Inferno Brick Oven & Bar – Downtown State College 12/02 12/03 12/07 12/06

DJ Fuego, 10pm DJ Cashous Greg and Steve Acoustic DJ Remedy

Mountain Valley Diner – Wingate 12/06 Joe Casher, 6pm

Otto’s Pub & Brewery – N. Atherton St., State College 12/02 12/05 12/06 12/07

Miss Melanie and the Valley Rats, 9-11pm Wild Game Night Trivia, 9pm Scott Mangene, 8-10pm

The Phyrst – Downtown State College 12/05 Open Mic Night, 9pm-12am Lowjack, Midnight-2am

Pizza Mia – Bellefonte

12/02 Christmas Karaoke with Ken Yeaney, 6:30–9pm 12/09 Christmas Karaoke with Ken Yeaney, 6:30–9pm

The Rathskeller – Downtown State College 12/02 12/02 12/08 12/09

Mr. Hand Table Ten Team Trivia Mr. Hand

Red Horse Tavern – Pleasant Gap

12/02 David Wayne & the Rubber Band Man 9-11pm 12/03 Stress Busters Karaoke w/Rick LaPean 9pm-1am

The Saloon – Downtown State College 12/05 Smokin’ Karaoke, 10:30pm

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Ms Melanie & The Valley Rats, 5pm AAA Blues Band, 7pm Spider Kelly, 10:30pm Natalie Berrena, 11pm Andy Tollins Bluegrass Review, 7pm Wilgus & Bishop & The Waffles, 7pm Nightcrawlers, 10:30pm Ms Melanie & The Valley Rats, 5pm AAA Blues Band, 7pm Spider Kelly, 10:30pm

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

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The Mystery of the Magi’s Gold

December 2 at 8 p.m. The State Theatre It’s “Forensic Files goes to Bethlehem” in this fun-filled, holiday mystery extravaganza, from the author of Late Nite Catechism. The State Theatre will be presenting Sister’s Christmas Catechism: The Mystery of the Magi’s Gold at 8 p.m. on Friday, December 2. Tickets are $35 Gold Circle, $30 Orchestra and $25 Balcony. Sister takes on the mystery that has intrigued historians throughout the ages – what happened to the Magi’s gold? Employing her own scientific tools, assisted by a local choir as well as audience members, Sister creates a living nativity unlike any you’ve ever seen.

A Ceremony of Carols

Friday, December 2 at 7:30 p.m. Grace Lutheran Church Sunday, December 4 at 7:30 p.m. Stone Church, Huntingdon On Friday, December 2 at 7:30 pm, the combined choirs of Arietta Women’s Ensemble and Juniata College Women’s Chamber Choir, Janice Mianulli, Conductor, will present A Ceremony of Carols at Grace Lutheran Church, State College. The concert will include Benjamin Britten’s A Ceremony of Carols, and Dancing Day by John Rutter, accompanied by Anne Sullivan on the harp. Gowned in authentic Renaissance costuming, the 40-voice choir will also perform Hodie by John Leavitt, and traditional carols of the season, accompanied on the piano and organ by Ryan Ditmer and Ben Sunderland. A second performance will be presented Sunday, December 4 at 7:30 p.m. at Stone Church, Huntingdon. A donation of $10 is requested, students free.

Joyful Noise Christmas Concert - free

Saturday, December 3 at 6:30 p.m. Curtin United Methodist Church There will be a Christmas concert on December 3 at 6:30 p.m. at the Curtin United Methodist Church, 305 Curtin Village Rd, Howard, three miles North of Milesburg near historic Curtin Village. For more information contact: Paula Smith (814) 359-3459 or Marty Lucas (814) 355-7970 or 312-5853. A free-will offering be received.

Richest Man in the Valley Musical Drama & Dinner Theatre

December 2, 3 & 4 Faith United Methodist Church Tickets are on sale now for “The Richest Man in the Valley,” presented December 2, 3 and 4 at Faith United Methodist Church in Bellefonte. Tickets for Friday, December 2 are $5 each. Saturday night’s performance is dinner and theater with “Poor Man’s Buffet and Richest Desserts.” Adults $15, children $12. Tickets are available from cast members, at Faith Church (814) 355-3358 or (814) 355-7961. No tickets required for Sunday’s performance December 4. A free-will offering will be received.

Dinner Theatre

December 2 & 3 at 7 p.m. Liberty Baptist Church, Blanchard Dinner theatre tickets are on sale for Liberty Baptist Church’s annual interactive, comedy / drama entitled In Bethlehem Inn to be performed Friday, December 2 and Saturday, December 3. Come and see what happens when Eli Merriman, the inn’s owner, is convinced the star over his stable is a sign of approaching disaster. Will his terrified servants be any help? Doors open at 6:30 p.m. The program begins at 7 p.m. and the meal is part of the play. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for children aged five to 11, and children four and under are free.

Autumn Blaze & Her Orchestra

Saturday, December 3 at 8 p.m. Penns Valley High School Autumn Blaze and her orchestra will present a concert on December 3 at 8 p.m. in the Penns Valley High School Auditorium. Enjoy an

evening of Hollywood glamour, a 16-piece Big Band, and a score of original arrangements featuring vocalist Autumn Blaze. Music arranged and conducted by Rick Hirsch. Proceeds benefit PVHS dramatic arts and music departments. Adults - $10; Youth (age 12 and under) - $8. Advance ticket purchases recommended – online at or call (814) 599-0155.

Chiz Rider Concert - free

Sunday, December 4 at 10:45 a.m. Emmanuel United Methodist Church Musician, Chiz Rider will be performing at Emmanuel UMC in Rebersburg. Come listen to the sounds of Christmas with us!


Choir Performance Tonight & Sunday On Friday, December 2 at 7:30 p.m., the combined choirs of Arietta Women’s Ensemble and Juniata College Women’s Chamber Choir, Janice Mianulli, conductor, will present A Ceremony of Carols at Grace Lutheran Church, State College. The concert will include Benjamin Britten’s A Ceremony of Carols and Dancing Day by John Rutter, accompanied by Anne Sullivan on the harp. Gowned in authentic Renaissance

costuming, the 40-voice choir will also perform Hodie by John Leavitt, and traditional carols of the season, accompanied on the piano and organ by Ryan Ditmer and Ben Sunderland. A second performance will be presented on Sunday, December 4 at 7:30 pm at Stone Church, Huntingdon. A donation of $10 is requested, students admitted free.

ATTENTION LOCAL MUSICIANS!!! We have a 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

Nutcracker ballet

Friday & Saturday, December 9 & 10 at 7 p.m. The State Theatre Centre Dance will be performing the classic Nutcracker ballet at The State Theatre on Friday, December 9 and Saturday, December 10 at 7 pm. Tickets are $12. Join Clara on a magical adventure as she celebrates a family holiday party, engages in a battle of mice and soldiers, dances in the Land of Snowflakes, and is entertained by the characters of the Land of Sweets! Centre Dance is a diversified studio catering to each level, which are separated according to interest, age, and commitment.

Nuncrackers: Nunsense Christmas Musical

December 14 to 18 at 8 p.m. & some matinees The State Theatre State College Community Theatre will present Nuncrackers: The Nunsense Christmas Musical at The State Theatre on December 14 at 8 p.m., December 15 at 8 p.m., December 16 at 8 p.m., December 17 at 2 p.m. & 8 p.m. and Sunday at 3 p.m. Tickets are $18 for adults, $16 for students and seniors. Nuncrackers: The Nunsense Christmas Musical stars the nuns you love, Father Virgil, and some of Mt. Saint Helen’s most talented students. It features all new songs including: Twelve Days Prior to Christmas, Santa Ain’t Comin’ To Our House, We Three Kings of Orient Are Us, and It’s Better to Give Than To Receive. It’s filled with humor, favorite carols, a Secret Santa, and an uproarious take on Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker Ballet.


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Re-Creation concert – free

Saturday, December 17 at 2 p.m. Centre Crest Centre Crest Auxiliary and Centre Crest are proud to invite you to an afternoon of heavenly music. The spiritual group, Re-Creation, will be performing live at Centre Crest on Saturday, December 17 at 2 p.m. Admission is free and all are welcome.

A Charlie Brown Christmas Play - free

Saturday, December 17 at 6 p.m. Sunday, December 18 at 3 p.m. & 6 p.m. Ferguson Township Elementary School A Charlie Brown Christmas will be presented – with three free live performances at the Ferguson Twp Elementary School Saturday, December 17 at 6 p.m. and Sunday, December 18 at 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. Free-will donations accepted for UM Home for Children.

Brush Valley Community Choir - free Christmas Concert

Sunday, December 18 at 3 p.m. United Methodist Church, Rebersburg The Brush Valley Community Choir will present its Christmas Concert on Sunday, December 18 at 3 p.m. at the United Methodist Church, Rebersburg. The offerings will be donated to local families with financial emergencies. Call (814) 237-3687 for more information. Compiled by Sandie Biddle

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What’s Happening? Email your organization’s events to Please have them in by Wednesday noon in order to be included in Friday’s edition. Please see our Web site for the complete What’s Happening calendar, including additional future events.

Arts, Crafts & Sales December 2-4 – Bill Coleman Fine Art Photography Sale A portion of the proceeds from Bill Coleman’s photography sales will benefit the Centre County United Way. It’s at Holiday Inn Express, Waddle Road, State College on Friday, December 2 from noon to 5 p.m.; Saturday, December 3 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Sunday, December 4 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The world-renowned photographer will be selling his work – mainly seconds, many at more than 50 percent off.

Dining & Take Out December 2 – Fish Dinner The Columbia Fire Company of Osceola Mills is having a fish dinner from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday. Baked or fried fish is available, plus sides and dessert, and a full salad bar for dine-in customers. Delivery is available that day before 4 p.m. Meals are $9 for adults and $6 for children. Take-out is available. December 10 – Community Turkey Dinner There will be a free Community Turkey Dinner hosted by the First Presbyterian Church, 203 N. Spring St., Bellefonte on Saturday, December 10 from noon to 2 p.m. All are welcome! December 10 – Spaghetti Dinner Benefit There will be a Spaghetti Dinner Saturday, December 10 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Fellowship Hall behind the Fleming Free Methodist Church at 160 Chestnut Street in Unionville. Take-out orders will be available. Donations will be accepted to cover medical expenses for Francis Hall, who had a serious accident last February and requires more surgery.

December 10 – Chicken Barbecue There will be a Chicken Barbecue lunch Saturday December 10 from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Trinity United Methodist Church, 128 West Howard Street, Bellefonte. Dinners include1/2 chicken,  baked beans, cole slaw, dinner roll, and butter. $8 for dinner; $5 for half chicken only. Dine in or take out. December 10 – Ham & Turkey Supper New Hope Lutheran Church of Spring Mills will serve a Ham and Turkey Supper on Saturday December 10 from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Eat in or take-out. Everyone is welcome. December 15 – Picnic in December The State College Knights of Columbus is holding A Picnic in December at 850 Stratford Drive, State College on December 15 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. The menu includes soup, Bar B Que chicken, potato salad, baked beans, corn on the cob, cole slaw, beverage, and dessert. Adults $ 8.75,  Ages six to 10 $4.25,  Children five and under free. Take outs available. Public is welcome.

Education & Life Matters December Workshops at Artistic Horizon Artistic Horizons at 2017 Cato Avenue, Building C is holding a number of inexpensive art workshops in December. To register, call Michele (814) 234-3441. • Portraits in Watercolors – Start with layout of the facial features and add the beauty of watercolor paints to explore the genre of portraits. Instructor: Michele Rivera – December 6 from 9 a.m. to noon and/or December 15 from 6 to 9 p.m. Cost is $ 25 per session. • Sculpting the Figure – The human figure will be the inspiration for your low fire

clay creations. Instructor: Michele Rivera December 5, 12, 19 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. $40 plus clay cost. • Masking Decorating, All Ages – You will be supplied with Venetian styled mask made of recycled paper pulp to decorate. Instructor: Teri Rosenbaum - December 3 from 1 to 3 p.m. or/and December 5 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Cost is $15. December 7 – Pearl Harbor Remembrance Seventy years ago on December 7th, the US Pacific Fleet at Hawaii was attacked by aircraft from the Imperial Japanese Navy. On Wednesday December 7, 2011 at the Pennsylvania Military Museum in Boalsburg, this event will be remembered in a tribute beneath the guns of the USS PENNSYLVANIA, a witness to that attack.12:45 p.m. A showing of the Victory at Sea series The Pacific Boils Over will immediately the Rosborough Memorial Theater. December 9-11 – Pottery Class Bob Capelluti from River Bottom Pottery in Harrisburg will hold a three-day, WheelThrowing Workshop at C Barton McCann School of Art December 9 to 11. $295 for 3 days! $275 for Friday and Saturday only! Call 814-667-2538 for availability! December 10 – Family Cooking Class Join Mike Benjamin of Benjamin’s Distinctive Catering, Heather Luse of Delectable Delights and their children for a family class on holiday desserts – 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at C Barton McCann School of Art. Heather and daughter will show the class how to build a gingerbread house; Mike and daughter focus on yummy treats. $50 per adult $15 per child (5 yrs or older) Call to register, (814) 667-2538. December 12 – For Women in Cancer Treatment Look Good… Feel Better® is a free program for women in cancer treatment presented by the American Cancer Society on Monday, December 12 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.,

DECEMBER 2, 2011 at Greenbriar Subdivision, 2518 Sleepy Hollow Drive, State College. To register, call 1-888-227-5445.

Competitions for Charity December 2 – Texas Hold ’Em Tournament The State College Knights of Columbus is hosting a Texas Hold ‘Em Poker Tournament December 2 at 6 p.m. Registration starts at 5 p.m. with a $50 buy-in. Proceeds benefit the OLVCS Sports Booster Club.

Kids’ Stuff December 3 – Breakfast with Santa The Boalsburg Fire Company presents Breakfast with Santa from 9 to 11 a.m. at the fire hall. Kids will be able to have breakfast, work on some crafts and meet Santa Claus. Admission is $5. December 3-24 – Cartoons at The State The Bill Welch Memorial Cartoon Series, sponsored by the Downtown State College Improvement District, is presenting free Saturday morning cartoons at the State Theatre. In honor of former State College Mayor Bill Welch, The State Theatre invites you to watch all your Warner Brother’s favorites: Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Porky Pig, the Roadrunner and so much more! • Saturday, December 3 at 10 a.m. • Saturday, December 10 at 10 a.m. • Saturday, December 17 at 10 a.m. • Saturday, December 24 at 10 a.m. December 11 – Pink Zone Basketball Clinic Spend the afternoon with the State College Girls Basketball team – from noon to 3 p.m. on December 11 at the State College High North Building. Cost is $25 per child, includes T-Shirt, pizza and drink. All proceeds benefit the Foundation for Mount Nittany/Breast Health Fund. Look for our special Holiday Event calendars elsewhere in this issue. Compiled by Sandie Biddle

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GROUP MEETINGS Adult Bible Study & Kids Program is held each Wednesday at 7 p.m., offering practical help from the Bible and a fun and productive time for kids. For more info, visit or call (814) 360-1601. AFSCME Retirees Subchapter 8304 of Centre County meets the second Monday of the month from through November. On December 13, there is a Yuletime lunch at noon at Celebration Hall. For info, contact Don Rung at rung@math.psu. edu or (814) 571-8672, or Tom Sturniolo (814) 237-9610. Alzheimer’s Support Group is held the second Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. in the Mount Nittany Dining Room at The Inn, Brookline. For more information, contact Anne Campbell (814) 234-3141 or Janie Provan (814) 235-2000. Ancient Mystic Order of Samaritans meet the fourth Thursday every month at 7:30 p.m. at I.O.O.F. Hall, 756 N. Main St., Pleasant Gap. AWANA Club is every Sunday at 6 p.m. by the First Baptist Church in Bellefonte. Fun activities and Bible lessons for youth aged three to sixth grade. The church is at 539 Jacksonville Road. Materials provided. ALIVE Teens club will also meet Sunday nights. Call (814) 355-5678 or visit for more information. Bald Eagle Watershed Association meets on the fourth Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m. at the Milesburg Borough Building. Visit www.

WWW.CENTRECOUNTYGAZETTE.COM 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

Bellefonte VFW Post 1600 Ladies Auxiliary will hold their monthly meeting the second Wednesday of every month at 7 p.m. the Post Home on Spring Street, Bellefonte. Better Breathers Support Group meets the third Thursday of every month from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. No meetings Jan. or Feb. Location is HealthSouth Nittany Valley Rehabilitation Hospital, 550 W. College Ave., Pleasant Gap. Call (814) 359-3421. BNI (Business Networking International) meets weekly on Thursdays from 7 to 8:30 a.m. at Celebration Hall. $10 fee for room and breakfast. Members share ideas, contacts, and business referrals. Contact Kelly Swisher (814) 280-1656. Brain Injury Support Group meets the second Tuesday of every month at 7 p.m. No meetings Jan. or Feb. Location is HealthSouth Nittany Valley Rehabilitation Hospital, 550 W. College Ave., Pleasant Gap. Call (814) 359-3421. Breast Cancer Support Group meets the first Monday of each month from 4:30 to 6 p.m. in Conference Room 4, Entrance B, Mt. Nittany Medical Center, State College. For info, contact Cheri Woll (814) 231-7005 or On December 5, they will host their holiday party from 4:30 to 6 p.m. at Mount Nittany Medical Center.

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.

The Business of Art workshops will be held on the second Monday of each month – December 12 – at 7 p.m. at Sozo Institute of the Arts, in the KeyCentre building, 1224 N. Atherton Street, State College. Free workshops for writers, artists, and other creative people. For information, contact Will Snyder at (814) 880-9933 or info@

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.

Centre County Real Estate Investment Club meets the third Thursday of every month from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at 1609 N Atherton St. State College. For info, call (814) 280-5839.

BHS Class of 1956 holds a monthly dinner on the second Friday of each month at the Bellefonte Moose at 6 p.m. Any questions call Kay (814) 359-2738.

Centre County Republicans are invited to celebrate with family, friends and neighbors December 9 at 6 p.m. at The Ramada Inn. Heavy hors d’oeuvres, cash bar, and 2012 Presidential Straw Poll. Guests are encouraged to bring an unwrapped toy for Toys for Tots. $30 per person/$50 per couple.

BHS Class ‘67 holds monthly breakfast on first Saturday of each month at Sunset West at 8:30 a.m. Location subject to change. For information call Vic (814) 360-1948. Bellefonte Aglow will have a December Pot Luck following their December 7 meeting. Speaker: Vinnie Grace Holman, singer/songwriter, visual artist, and handmaiden of the Lord. Born and raised in State College, Vinnie worked in professional theatre performing drama, comedy, and musicals for 18 years. In New York, she co-hosted the Manhattan cable telecast, Jesus the Jew and You. It’s at New Beginnings Christian Outreach, Rte. 64. Bellefonte Elks Lodge meetings are held on the second and fourth Mondays of each month at 7 p.m. at the Bellefonte Elks. Bellefonte Encampment #72 and Ridgeley Canton #8 meet the second Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m. at Windmere Hall, 454 Rolling Ridge Drive, State College. Bellefonte Historical Railroad Society meets the first Monday of each month at 7 p.m. at the Train Station in Talleyrand Park, Bellefonte. All are open to the public. Activities include: restoration; track maintenance; and Fall Foliage, and Santa Express train rides. Check out or leave a message (814) 355-1053. Bellefonte Kiwanis Club meets every Tuesday at the Moose Club on Spring Street at noon. For information on Kiwanis, contact Richard King, (814) 355-9606. Bellefonte Sunrise Rotary Club meets every Friday at 7:30 a.m. at Diamond Deli on North Allegheny Street. Guests and visitors welcome. For information, contact Debbie Rowley (814) 880-9453. Bellefonte VFW Post 1600 will hold their monthly post meeting the second Thursday of every month at 8 p.m. at the Post Home on Spring Street, Bellefonte.

Centre Hall Lions Club meets the second Tuesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. and the fourth Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m. at the Centre Hall Lions Club Building, 153 E. Church St., Centre Hall. Centre Region Model Investment Club meets monthly in the Mazza Room at South Hills Business School, 480 Waupelani Drive, State College from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on the second Monday. Observe an interactive educational stock model investment club, open to the public. Call (814) 234-8775 or e-mail

Diabetes Classes & Groups will meet at Mount Nittany Medical Center, 1800 East Park Avenue, State College – Diabetes group will meet Thursday, December 8, from 6 to 7 p.m. For more information, contact Amy Leffard at, or call (814) 231-7095. Grief Support Group at Centre Crest meets at 6 p.m. on the first Wednesday of the month. For additional info contact Anne Boal, Centre Crest, 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, Tyrone. Call George at (814) 238-1668. The Milesburg Lions Club invites the public to their meetings at the Milesburg center across from Uni-mart on the first Tuesday and the third Wednesday every month at 7 p.m. Multiple Sclerosis Support Group meets the third Tuesday of every month at 6 p.m. at HealthSouth Nittany Valley Rehabilitation Hospital, use Outpatient Entrance, Pleasant Gap. Affiliated with the National MS Society. Call (814) 359-3421. Nittany Knights Barbershop Chorus meets every Monday evening at 7:15 p.m. at South Hills School, 480 Waupelani Drive, State College. Men who like to sing are welcome. For info, visit www., or call Bill (814) 355-3557. Nittany Mineral Society meets the third Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. Room 114 Auditorium of the Earth & Engineering Sciences (EES) Bldg on the Penn State campus. Junior Rockhounds also meet third Wednesdays, 6:45 to 7:30 p.m. in Room 116 Earth & Engineering Sciences Building. Call (814) 867-6263 or visit Nittany Valley Woodturners meet on the first Thursday of every month in the woodworking shop at the State College Area High School, South Building, State College. For info, contact Reg@ or visit The Nittany Valley Writers Network holds an Early-Risers Breakfast every third Wednesday from 7 to 8 a.m. at The Waffle Shop, 1610 W College Ave, State College. The Writers Social the fourth Tuesday of the month from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at The Autoport. Parent Support Group for Children with Eating Disorders meets the second Tuesday of each month – December 13 – from 7 to 8 p.m., at Mount Nittany Medical Center, State College. For info, contact Kristie Kaufman (814) 466-7921. Penns Valley Grange #158 meets the second Thursday of every month at 7:30 p.m. at the Grange Hall on Railroad Street in Spring Mills. Sacred Harp Singing meets the second and fourth Mondays of the month from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the University Mennonite Church, 1606 Norma St., State College. Visit

Circle of Hope, a support group for special needs children and families, will meet the second Soroptimist International of Centre County will have their 25th Anniversary Dinner Party Thursday of each month – December 8 – at 7 p.m. at the Tyrone P u b l i c Library. This group will be addressing concerns about raising a child with special needs, treatBeing prepared for flu season is an important part of staying healthy m e n t s , over the holidays. Remember to wash your hands thoroughly and e du c a t i on, often. Cough or sneeze into a tissue or the crook of your elbow, advocac y/ and get plenty of Vitamin C. Also, talk to your physician about legal issues, b e h av ior, getting a flu shot. Keeping you and your family safe, happy etc. For and healthy this holiday season – that’s L I F E F O R WA R D. info, contact AngieLeFor more holiday health tips, visit Vanish (814) 386-1826 or a lavanish@

PAGE 23 December 5 at 6 p.m. at The Atherton Hotel , 125 South Atherton Street. They invite all former members to attend. Contact Linda Wilson (814) 234-0658 or for info and reservations. Spring Creek Watershed Association meets the third Tuesday of each month from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. at the Patton Township Building. Most host a guest speaker with expertise in watershed, water resource, or other conservation issues. Visit State College Rotary Club meets weekly on Tuesday evenings at the Nittany Lion Inn, Faculty Staff Lounge, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. State College Downtown Rotary Club meets Thursdays at noon at Damon’s, East College Avenue, State College. State College Sunrise Rotary Club meets weekly on Wednesdays at Hotel State College (above The Corner Room, behind The Allen Street Grill) from 7:15 to 8 a.m. State College 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. The annual Lodge Memorial Service is Sunday, December 4 at 1:30 p.m. in the ballroom of the Elks Country Club. This event is held to memorialize Elk members who have passed away the previous year. All friends, family, and Elks are invited. Contact Chaplain Brenda Kephart (814) 574-6518. State College Lions Club meets the first and third Thursday of the month at Damon’s of State College at 6 p.m. Stroke Support Group meets the last Tuesday of every month at 1 p.m. No meetings in Aug. or Dec. Location is HealthSouth Nittany Valley Rehab Hospital, Pleasant Gap. Call (814) 359-3421. TRIAD, a public safety group for senior citizens, meets the second Thursday of each month at 10 a.m. in the Life-Link Bldg off Puddingtown Rd. Call Helen Evans, chair, (814) 237-8932. Trout Unlimited, a non-profit conservation organization, meets the first Thursday of every month at 7:30 p.m. at the Comfort Suites Hotel just off North Atherton. All meetings are open to the public. Women’s Mid Day Connection will hold its luncheon Tuesday, December 13 at the Elk’s Country Club, Boalsburg. For reservations and cancellations, call Margo (814) 355-7615. Feature: “Grace Between Us� The Women’s Welcome Club of State College offers women of all ages – newcomers or long-time residents – the opportunity to meet new people. General meetings; social events through the year; special interest groups monthly. Meetings on second Wednesdays at 7 p.m. at Oakwood Presbyterian Church, 1865 Waddle Road, State College. Call Kathi (814) 466-6641. Zion MOPS & Beyond meets the first Thursday of each month from 9:30 to 11 a.m. and the third Thursday of each month from 7 to 8 p.m. 3261 Zion Road Bellefonte. This group is for moms with children of all ages! Childcare is provided. Call (814) 383-4161. Compiled by Sandie Biddle


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Centre County Library/Bellefonte, Centre Hall, East Penns Valley, Holt/Philipsburg & Bookmobile

Centre County libraries will be closed December 24, 26 & 31 for staff to enjoy Christmas and New Years CENTRE COUNTY LIBRARY BOOKMOBILE – Fully accessible library on wheels! The Fall Schedule is now available. Check out our Web site for locations and hours. Stop by the library or your local Post Office for your copy. The Bookmobile travels to many communities reaching thousands of visitors each month. Look for it in your neighborhood. Centre County Library/Bellefonte—call (814) 355-1516 for more information: Facebook: Centre-County-Library-and-Historical Museum HOOKS AND NEEDLES – Bring your projects to share ideas and tips with others who love to knit! Every Thursday 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. AFTER SCHOOL DROP IN CRAFT—Drop by our spacious children’s area for educational and fun crafts. Thursday afternoons 3 to 5 p.m. PRE-SCHOOL STORYTIME—Stories and crafts especially for children under 5 years old with an adult. Monday & Wednesday mornings at 10:30 a.m., except December 26 & 28 Tuesday afternoons at 1:30 p.m., except December 27 BABY LAP SIT STORYTIMES—Stories for the “littlest ears” 0 to two years old with an adult. Wednesday mornings, December 6 & 20 at 9:30 a.m. TEEN HOLIDAY CRAFT—Holiday Card Making for teens in 6th to 12th grade Tuesday, December 6 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. CRAFTS WITH THE ELVES—Open story time, crafts and a snack! Drop in while out and about enjoying Victorian Christmas Saturday, December 10 from 1 to 3 p.m. ADULT BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP—Join others who love to read and discuss what they liked and didn’t like about the particular book. Check for title on library website. Wednesday, December 21 at 6:30 p.m. USED BOOK SALE—Visit during regular operating hours for used books, video and music. Friday, December 16 & Saturday, December 17 AFTER SCHOOL ADVENTURES—Drop in anytime to our spacious children’s area for educational and fun crafts for kids in K – 5thgrade. Check out our Web site for details. Thursday afternoons from 3 to 4 p.m. READING REWARDS PROGRAM—Earn tickets to a Lady Lions Basketball game just for reading! Come to a program or just check out a book at our libraries and earn tickets for the Lady Lions game, December 18. Tickets available through December 18 1890 Steinway Piano Playing—Enjoy the music from piano players who love to play this very special piano during Victorian Christmas. Open spots available – call to reserve your opportunity! Saturday, December 10 & Sunday, December 11 from noon to 4 p.m. Historical Museum and Pa Room—Check out the newest display of lovely women’s hats. Monday through Friday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., also open the third Saturday of each month. Holt Memorial Library/Philipsburg—call (814) 342-1987 for more information: Holt Memorial Library will be open 12 p.m. to 5 p.m, December 19-22 & 27-30. Holt Memorial Library will be closed December 23, 24, 25, 26, and 31 for the holidays. MOTHER GOOSE ON THE LOOSE—For children ages three and under and a favorite adult – a musical, rhyming adventure through the world of Mother Goose. This program is a form of a baby lap-sit, with the focus on rhythms, rhymes, music, and interaction between baby and adult. Mother Goose on the Loose aides in the development of pre-reading and social skills. The program runs about 30 minutes. Stay after for some fun with friends and educational playthings. Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. December 6, 13 PRESCHOOL STORYTIME—geared for threeto six-year-olds with a favorite adult. Enjoy stories followed by related activities and interaction with some of your peers. Some crafts and activities involve parts or directions not suitable for children under three. Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. and Thursdays at 2 p.m. December 7 & 8: Remarkable Reindeer December 14 & 15: Entertaining Elves ELEMENTARY PROGRAMS—Activities for children in Kindergarten through sixth grade.  There may be small parts or difficult instructions involved. Thursdays at 6 p.m.

December 8: DYO Felt Gift Bags READING REWARDS PROGRAM—Earn tickets to a Lady Lions Basketball game just for reading! Come to a program or just check out a book at our libraries and earn tickets for the Lady Lions game, December 18. Tickets available through December 18 ADULT PROGRAMS—Adult Reader’s Circle – Come in and discuss what you are currently reading. A great place to get ideas of what you might enjoy reading next! December 12 at 6 p.m. FAMILY PROGRAMS—Presenters or activities geared towards the whole family. Come in and enjoy some quality family time! Thursdays at 6 p.m. December 15: Holiday Celebration – Bring the family for a night of fun. East Penns Valley Branch Library at 225 E. Main Street in Millheim (Millheim Borough Building)—call (814) 349-5328 for more information: NEEDLES NIGHT AT THE LIBRARY – Bring any portable needles project you are working on and share ideas and tips with others. December 8 & 15 at 6 p.m. CHILDREN’S AREA – Join us in the spacious children’s area for air conditioned time enjoying our huge selection of books, music and videos. New drop-in crafts every week! Mondays from 3 to 5 p.m. PRE-SCHOOL STORYTIME – Stories and crafts especially for children under five years old with an adult. Monday mornings at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday mornings at 1:30 p.m. CHRISTMAS BREAK DROP-IN CRAFT— Drop in during your school break anytime and make a craft! Wednesday-Friday, December 28 to 30 READING REWARDS PROGRAM—Earn tickets to a Lady Lions Basketball game just for reading! Come to a program or just check out a book at our libraries and earn tickets for the Lady Lions game, December 18. Tickets available through December 18 FAMILY NIGHT – Join us for Book Bingo! Tuesday, December 13 at 6:30 p.m. TEEN NIGHT—Awesome recycling – Crafts made from newspapers and books! Come enjoy Teen Night. Tuesday, December 6 at 6:30 p.m. ADULT BOOK CLUB—Come together with others who have read and want to discuss The Christmas Train by David Baldacci. Tuesday, December 13 at 12:30 p.m. FIND HERMEY THE ELF—Look for Hermey the Elf in our library in December and get a special prize. Centre Hall Area Branch Library—call (814) 364-2580 for more information: PENNS VALLEY KNITTERS—Enjoy an evening at the library sharing your ideas and tips with others who love to knit! December 8 & 22 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. AFTER SCHOOL DROP-IN CRAFT—Perfect after school educational science experiment and fun activities. Wednesday afternoons from 3:30 to 5 p.m., except December 28 CHRISTMAS BREAK DROP-IN CRAFT— Drop in during your school break anytime and make a craft! Wednesday-Friday, December 28 to 30 CHILDREN’S AREA—Drop in after school for the coolest crafts. Wednesdays at 3 p.m. PRE-SCHOOL STORYTIME—Stories and crafts especially for children under five years old with an adult. Thursday afternoons at 2:30 p.m. Friday mornings at 11 a.m. Wednesday morning, December 21 at11 a.m. TEEN NIGHT –Awesome recycling – Crafts made from newspapers and books! Come enjoy Teen Night. Thursday, December 8 at 6:30 p.m. FAMILY NIGHT—Join us for family Book Bingo! Thursday, December 15 at 6:30 p.m. READING REWARDS PROGRAM—Earn tickets to a Lady Lions Basketball game just for reading! Come to a program or just check out a book at our libraries and earn tickets for the Lady Lions game, December 18. Tickets available through December 18 FIND HERMEY THE ELF—Look for Hermey the Elf in our library in December and get a special prize.

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Red Cross Blood Drive Schedule DECEMBER 5 – DECEMBER 9

MON, DEC. 5 1:00–7:00 MON, DEC. 5 10:00–4:00 TUE, DEC. 6 10:00–4:00 TUE, DEC. 6 1:00–7:00 TUE, DEC. 6 10:00–4:00 WED, DEC. 7 12:00–6:00 WED, DEC. 7 1:00–7:00 WED, DEC. 7 10:00–4:00 THUR, DEC. 8 1:00–7:00 THUR, DEC. 8 10:00–4:00 FRI, DEC. 9 1:00–7:00 FRI, DEC. 9 11:00–6:00 FRI, DEC. 9 9:00–3:00


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Please call the Bald Eagle State Park Office for more information at 814-625-2775! Saturday, December 3 YMCA Polar Bear Plunge The YMCA of Centre County is sponsoring the 9th Annual Polar Bear Plunge at Bald Eagle State Park. For more information about this event please contact YMCA staff member Liz Toukonen at 814-355-5551 or ltoukonen@ This event will be held at the Marina Boat Launch starting at 10 a.m. Wild Winter Walk! Don’t miss out on one of the warmest times of the day – the afternoon! Join the park naturalist in meandering the local trails to explore what the afternoon brings. Natural history topics from animal tracks to dried winter wildflowers may be discussed. This hike will take place in an area closed to hunting. (Participants will be walking at least a mile on uneven surfaces.) Meet at Pavilion # 6 near the Beach Area, with the walk from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. PM Friday, December 9 Bag It! Join the Innkeeper for a touching and often

flat-out-funny film, we follow “everyman” Jeb Berrier as he embarks on a global tour to unravel the complexities of our plastic world. What starts as a film about plastic bags evolves into a wholesale investigation into plastic’s effects on our oceans, environment, and bodies. We see how our crazy-for-plastic world has finally caught up to us...and what we can do about it. Meet at the Nature Inn, event is from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Saturday, December 10 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, event is from 11 a.m. to noon.

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Centre County Deed Transfers 11/14/2011 thru 11/18/2011

S: Lapp, Aaron E. Lapp, Mattie S. B: Lapp, Elam S. Lapp, Mary S. 239 Long Ln. Bellefonte, PA 16823 $1.00 T/M: Marion S: Hall, David McLaughlin, Beth A. B: Hall, Cristin M. Moeller, Jeremy D. 227 Oakwood Ave. State College, PA 16803 $1.00 T/M: Patton

S: Storm, Craig G. Storm, Mary Ellen B: Millheim Fire Co. No. 1 190 North St. $1.00 T/M: Millheim S: Rochette, Erick T. Rochette, Sarah E. Gill, Sarah E. B: Rochette, Erick T. Rochette, Sarah E. 923-B W. Whitehall Rd. $1.00 T/M: State College

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: Miska, Stephen J. Miska, Donna J. B: Miska, Donna J. 2039 Pine Cliff Rd. State College, PA 16801 $1.00 T/M: Ferguson S: Weibel, Jonathan J. Weibel, Susan M. B: Creighton, Debra 1630 Hawthorn Dr. State College, PA 16803 $242,000 T/M: College

S: Weaver, Mildred E. Est. Woodring, Delmar S. Extr. S: Mianulli, Michael B. Norman, Cheryl M. Extrx. Miller, Janice E. Daughenbaugh, Mianulli, Janice E. Barbara J. Extr. B: Mianulli, Michael B. B: McClain, Jeffrey S. Mianulli, Janice E. McClain, Deneen K. 517 Armor St. 200 W. Spruce St. Bellefonte, PA 16823 Port Matilda, PA 16870 S: Fleming, Pauline Ellen $1.00 $1.00 Ferrence, Catherine M. Ex. T/M: Port Matilda T/M: Bellefonte B: Ferrence, Catherine M. 564 Sinking Creek Rd. S: Struble, Karen A. S: Musumeci, Vincent K. $1.00 McCulley, Karen A. Musumeci, Nancy R. McCulley, Rodney D. T/M: Potter B: Glenny, Robert W., Jr. B: McCulley, Karen A. Glenny, Michelle F. McCulley, Rodney D. S: Regel, Richard 1713 James Ave. 417 Meadow Ln. Regel, Patricia State College, PA 16801 Bellefonte, PA 16823 B: Regel, Penny L. $245,000 $1.00 122 Mt. Eagle Rd. T/M: Ferguson T/M: Walker Howard, PA 16841 $155,000 S: Moyer, Joyce D. S: Metzger, Leroy K. T/M: Howard B: Wilkins, Andrew J. Metzger, Karen S. Wilkins, Rachel E. Metzger, Frederick L, Jr. S: S & A Homes, Inc. 201 Val Verda Dr. B: St. Metz LP PA Furnace, PA 16865 B: Breon, Barbara J. 6881 W. Whitehall Rd. $169,900 2454 Prairie Rose Ln. $1.00 T/M: Ferguson State College, PA 16801 T/M: Ferguson $303,051 S: Case, Victoria T/M: Ferguson S: Metz Partnership Case, Deric B: St. Metz LP B: Brumbaugh, Philip S: Weakland, Sally 2460 Marengo Rd. Brumbaugh, Amanda B: Zhou, Baoning $1.00 1513 Purdue Mt. Rd. Wu, Yue T/M: Halfmoon $190,000 869 Walnut Spring Ln. T/M: Union S: Wiberg, Mary C. by Atty. State College, PA 16801 $680,000 Long, Mary C. by Atty. S: Lowe, J. D. T/M: College B: 129 HI ST LLC Lowe, Patricia E. Deck 129 High St. B: Weibel, Jonathan J. S: Vaughn, Clair T. State College, PA 16801 Weibel, Susan M. Vaughn, Dorothy K. $337,500 481 Sierra Ln. B: Burns, Kody L. T/M: State College State College, PA 16803 3477 Tyrone Pike $239,900 S: Jordan, Teri-Anne Sandy Ridge, PA 16677 T/M: Patton Richards, Teri-Anne $104,000 Richards, Max W. T/M: Rush S: Williams, Eugene G. B: Richards, Max W. Williams, Beverly A. Richards, Teri-Anne S: Smith, William R. Kelley, Danielle N. 931 Hart Cir. Smith, Michelle M. Williams, Shawn C. $1.00 B: Maney, Michael B. B: Williams, Eugene G. T/M: State College Gibbons, Eileen M. Williams, Beverly A. 1308 Laura Ln. 890 Whitetail Mountain Rd. S: Richards, Max W. Brllefonte, PA 16823 $1.00 Richards, Teri-Anne $249,000 T/M: Liberty B: Richards, Max W. T/M: Bellefonte Richards, Teri-Anne S: Frankenberger, Edna 105 Charlotte St. S: Small, Nancy J. Mae by Ag. Port Matilda, PA 16870 B: Rosefsky, Frederick E. Zimmers, Jacob F., Jr. $1.00 Rosefsky, Marjorie P. B: Fozard Enterprises LLC T/M: Halfmoon 105 Chapelwood Ln. 1363 N. Atherton St. Bellefonte, PA 16823 $217,000 S: Farley, Jean H. Estate $200,000 T/M: Ferguson Short, Pamela F. & Ex. T/M: Walker B: Leach, Arthur R. S: Lesch, Henry R. Penney, Sophie W. Lesch, Karen M. S: Lempke, Carla 113 Meadowhawk Ln. B: Daniel J. & Janyce M. B: Hartman, Eric B. State College, PA 16801 Condon Rev. Living 165 Arbor Bluff Dr. $227,000 Condon, Daniel J. Co-Tr. Pleasant Gap, PA 16823 T/M: Ferguson Condon, Janyce M. Co-Tr. $159,900 108 Seaton Dr. T/M: Spring S: Congregation of State College, PA 16801 Disciples of Christ $420,000 B: Lakeside Mennonite Church S: Hoover, Emma J. Estate 130 W. Main St. Warner, Nancy E. Extrx. T/M: College $10,000 B: Larson, Alan S: Miller, Ronald A. Sr. T/M: Howard Larson, Roger B: Miller, Ronald A. Sr. 1311 Pine Glen Rd. Miller, Linda L. S: Garskof, Irwin $108,000 107 Creekside Ln. Garskof, Shelly D. T/M: Burnside $1.00 B: Auman, Devon T/M: Liberty 125 Dry Run Rd. S: Edem, Carolyn Lamar, PA 16848 B: Habovick, Dottie Jo S: Martell, Emily $1.00 109 Serge St. Martell, Scott J. T/M: Wlaker Bellefonte, PA 16823 B: Montminy, H. Peter III $130,000 Montminy, Mary E. S: Barr, Raymond E. by Atty. T/M: Milesburg 133 Grandview Rd. Barr, Ursula E. $193,000 Barr, James L. S: Jackman Living Trust T/M: Centre Hall Barr, John J. Jackman, Lloyd M & Tr. Barr, Shelly A. Jackman, Marie & Tr. S: Montminy, H. Peter III Barr, Casey R. Montminy, Mary E. Barr, Collin A. by Guard. B: Moore, Ginger A. 710 Glenn Rd. B: Rocco, Gian L. Barr, Jason A. State College, PA 16803 Rocco, Lori A. Barr, Lori $246,000 322 Strawberry Hill Rd. B: Barr, Raymond E. T/M: State College $380,000 Barr, Ursula E. Barr, John J. T/M: Potter S: Smeal, Kristen M. Barr, Casey R. B: Crowell, Bryan E. Barr, Collin A. S: Patton Centre Joint Venture 1129 Oneida St. Barr, Jason A. B: Waddle Road LLC 3095 S. Eagle Valley Rd. State College, PA 16801 Waddle Rd. $179,900 $1.00 $192,000 T/M: Union T/M: State College T/M: Patton S: Vendenberg, Willem H. Parks, Nancy F. B: Centre County Farmland Trust Cedar St/Pine St. $1.00 T/M: Haines

S: Kahly, Brian C. Kahly, Jennifer B: Martell, Scott J. Martell, Emily P. 162 Gregg Station Rd. Centre Hall, PA 16828 $261,000 T/M: Potter S: Melville, Judith A. Melville, martin C. B: Bierlein, David 124 Old Fort Rd. $90,000 T/M: Potter S: Sovereign Bank B: Evans, Thomas E. 521 Main St. $32,900 T/M: Penn S: Spangler, Carrie L. Rhees, Patricia J. Spangler, Elizabeth C. B: Spangler, Carrie L Spangler, Elizabeth C. 136 Sunrise Ter. State College, PA 16801 $1.00 T/M: State College

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S: Corl, Rodney A. B: Sheasley, Jessica L 139 Cardinal Ln. State College, PA 16803 $340,000 T/M: Ferguson S: Perate, Michael Frank Perate, Leica L. B: Ady Camp 432 Buckridge Rd. $18,000 T/M: Curtin S: Gray’s Woods B: Patton Township 100 Patton Plaza State College, PA 16803 $1.00 T/M: Patton S: Homan, Samuel E. Homan, Carla A. B: Fallon, Dennis P. Fallon, Linda S. 211 Legion Ln. $173,500 T/M: State College

S: Spotts, John David Spotts, Carol Marie Freidhof, Carol Marie Freidhof, John Raymond S: Presbyterian Senior B: Spotts, Steven Matthew Living Housing Ma Spotts, Misty Dawn Presbytery of Huntingdon 109 Lochlomond Rd. Inc. Philipsburg, PA 16866 B: Allegheny Hunting Club $1.00 Inc. T/M: Rush Dunkle Rd. (North of) $1.00 S: Hauser, Barbara B. Est. Shope, Peggy L. Extrx. T/M: Taylor B: Hauser, Michael J. Hauser, Anne C. S: Martin, Elwood G. Sr. 117 Shady Ln. B: King, Judy A. Snow Shoe, PA 16874 1173 Martins Lane $1.00 Julian, PA 16844 T/M: Snow Shoe $1.00 T/M: Huston S: Hauser, Michael J. Hauser, Anne C. S: Martin, Elwood G. Sr. B: Hauser, Michael J. B: Martin, Elwood G. Jr. Hauser, Anne C. Martin, Lebrada S. 117 Shady Ln. 1175 Martins Ln. Snow Shoe, PA 16874 Julian, PA 16844 $1.00 $1.00 T/M: Snow Shoe T/M: Huston S: Martin, Elwood G. Sr. B: Martin, Elwood G. Sr. 1171 Martins Ln. Julian, PA 16844 $1.00 T/M: Huston S: Glenny, Robert W., Jr. Glenny Robert W. Glenny, Michelle Frey Frey, Michelle D. B: Green, Timothy M. Green, Kathaleen J. 149 Sunrise Dr. Spring Mills, PA 16875 $331,000 T/M: Potter S: Vecellio, Brian M. B: Mercator Realty LLC 500 E. College Ave. $155,000 T/M: State College

S: Hauser, Barbara B. Est. Shope, Peggy L. Extrx. B: Hauser, Barbara B. Est. 125 Shady Ln. $1.00 T/M: Snow Shoe S: Shope, Kenneth L. Shope, Peggy L. B: Shope, Kenneth L. Shope, Peggy L. 504 Clarence Rd. Snow Shoe, PA 16874 $1.00 T/M: Snow Shoe S: Wingard, M. Jean Wingard, Jean Wingard, W. Ardell B: Wingard, Lee E. Wingard, Donna R. 816 Ingleby Rd. $1.00 T/M: Haines

S: Vecellio, Brian B: Mercator Realty LLC 500 E. College Ave. $155,000 T/M: State College

S: Koenig, Herman J. B: Butterbaugh, Bret J. Butterbaugh, Marie M. 458 E. College Ave. $135,000 T/M: State College

S: Benton, Terrence L. Benton, Margaret J. B: Benton, Terrence L. 121 Sycamore Drive Pine Glen Karthaus, PA 16845 $1.00 T/M: Burnside

S: Johnson, Dennis A. Johnson, Sharon K B: Johnson, Dennis A. 639 Old Fort Rd. $1.00 T/M: Potter

S: Haupt, Kenneth E. Jr. Haupt, Thomas E. Sr. Daulby, Jacquelynn L. B: Haupt, Kenneth E. Jr. Haupt, Thomas E. Sr. 937 Wallace Run Rd. $1.00 T/M: Union S: Corl, William Dean Corl, Dean Estate Corl, Barry Robert Co. Lewis, Deborah Ann Co. Corl, Dennis Eugene B: Seybert, Ronald A. Jr. Seybert, Jill L. 910 Breezewood Dr. State College, PA 16801 $188,000 T/M: Ferguson


S: Suhr, Norman H. Suhr, Greta V. B: Peck, Roderick L. Peck, Eileen M. 201 Horizon Dr. State College, PA 16801 $320,000 T/M: College S: Branigan, Delores H. B: Hunsman, Donald R. Kunsman, Joan A. 455 Windmere Dr. 5B State College, PA 16801 $350,000 T/M: College

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rical Museum is celeb The Centre County Library & Histo ties to Centre County with and War the anniversar y of the Civil s of commemorative serie a in first the of ment unce the anno is available now ment orna first This & collectible ornaments. Bellefonte, Centre in ch Bran ry Libra ty Coun re at any Cent re County Bookmobile. Hall, Millheim, Philipsburg, or the Cent rnor Andrew Gregg Gove re featu and $10 are ts Ornamen recountylibrar y. .cent www Visit Curtin. It’s a great gift idea! n. matio infor org for more

Gamble Mill Gallery Exhibit

An art exhibit, “New Works by Members of the Central Pennsylvania Pastel Society,” is showing at the BHCA Gallery at the Gamble Mill through January 13. The Gallery is at the Gamble Mill Tavern, 160 Dunlap Street, Bellefonte. Exhibit hours are Monday to Saturday 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m., closed from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. For information, contact James Dunne (814) 355-3613.

Anna Wagner Keichline exhibit

The public is welc ome to explore the new Anna Wagner Keichline exhibit at the Bellefonte Art Museum, 133 N. Allehgeny St. Ms. Keichlin e – a Bellefon te native – was an architect, inventor, suffragis t, and military intelligence agent who lived from 1889 to 1943. This exhibit is the centerpiece of the museum’s new Architecture & Design Gallery.

Wednesday Bingo

Centre Hall Lions Club Bingo is ever y Wednes day night at Lions Club Park, Route 19 2, C e nt re H all. Kitchen opens at 6 p.m. Early Bird at 6:45 p.m. Jackpot worth $1,000. Extreme Special $1500. Begins at 49 numbers, increasing one number every two weeks.

Thursday Turkey Shoots

The Ferguson Twp. Lions Club is hosting its turkey shoots on Thursdays at 7 p.m. and will host the shoot every Thursday until Thanksgiving. The kitchen will be open for food. Any questions contact Charlie at (814) 238-6695.

Grange Cookbook for Sale

The newest PA State Grange cook book is avail able from Bald Eagl e Grange. Please call Suzanne (814) 355-7734 or Chri s (814 ) 359 - 4230 . These are a great gift idea!

Thursday Bingo

The Milesbur g Lions Club presents Bingo every Thursday, doors opening at 5 p.m., bingo from 6:45 p.m. to 10 p.m. Food is available.

Death Notices and Obituaries BUFFALO RUN Waiva E. Duck, 96, of Buffalo Run, passed away Friday, November 25, 2011. She was born August 27, 1915, in Aaronsburg, PA. A public visitation was held Tuesday, November 29, 2011, at Wetzler Funeral Service, Inc., 206 N. Spring St. The Funeral service was held following the visitation, with Pastor Rob Tevis officiating. Burial was in Zion Union Cemetery. Online condolences may be made to BELLEFONTE James Samuel Gillespie, 73, of Bellefonte, passed away Friday, November 25, 2011. He was born August 10, 1938, in Greensburg, PA. A public visitation was held Tuesday, November 29, 2011, at Wetzler Funeral Service, Inc., 206 N. Spring St. The Funeral service was held following the visitation, with Deacon Thomas Boldin officiating. Burial was in Centre County Memorial Park, College Township. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN, 38105. Online condolences may be made to

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1967 Pontiac GTO HT, 400 HO, 360hp, at, 59K, Montero red, black int., hood tach., Rally II rims, nicely restored, FURNITURE Cream and gar. kept, great ride, car show Green sofa, and loveseat, 2 winner, must see, $39,900, moss green swivel chairs. 814-571-8968, Pleasant Gap Good condition, $500. Call 1976 Pontiac Trans Am HT, 814-237-3298. 400, 4 spd., 61K orig., orig. int., STAIR GLIDE SELECT radio, fact. ac, honeycombs, STAIRWAY LIFT, electric, NOS trim, RWL radials, new rack & pinion drive system, Diehard, Firethorn red, decals, 3 0 0 # , 2 r e m o t e s , l i k e gar. kept, must see, $17,900, 814-571-8968, Pleasant Gap new, call 717-816-5760 ANTIQUE SOLID MAHOGANY, tall poster double bed. $800. Call 814238-2064.

CENTRE COUNTY M E M O R I A L PA R K - 2 original plots close to Milton Eisenhower and wife, former president of PSU, next to the Bell Tower, $3,100 for both. For more information 717637-3312, 5PM-9PM.

2006 Pontiac GTO, here’s your chance to own a new GTO, LS2, 400hp, 6 spd., red lthr., custom stripes, cd, 727 mi., gar. kept, a must see beauty, $39,900, 814-5718968, Pleasant Gap

CA RS 1971 Chevy Nova Sport cpe., disc brakes, at, needs qtrs., bad eng., $2.500, 814-3531957, Milesburg 1993 Dodge Stealth, ps, pb, pw, cc, 5 spd., tw, mags 5/12 insp., 62K, $2,900 obo, 814349-8782, Millheim

Misc.: welding helmet, self darkening, new, $40, 814342-5544, Philipsburg

ESTATE NOTICE ESTATE NOTICE A L B R I G H T, R I C H A R D L., late of Harris Township, Centre County, Pennsylvania. Executrix – Patricia A. A l b r i g h t , 2 2 4 P i n e Tre e Avenue, Boalsburg, PA 16827. Attorney – Louis T. Glantz, of Glantz, Johnson & Associates, 1901 East College Avenue, State College, PA 16801


2004 Polaris 330 Trail Boss, 2WD, at, very few hrs., stored inside always, runs & looks great, needs new batt. & oil change, selling to get a bigger truck, $2,200 obo, 814-2804275, Bellefonte

1998 Springer Softail, 18K, saddlebags, VGC, $10,000, 570-660-9335, Eagleville

2001 Harley Davidson FXSTD/I, fact. custom, show bike, limited, 3-D lucky blue, #4 of 100 made, too much to list, all doc. & receipts, $25K inv., 1K, showroom cond., VA N S $15,000 obo, 814-339-6934, 1999 DODGE CARAVAN, Osceola Mills 127,000 miles, new engine 2 years ago, $4,000 or BO 355-7864. 1995 Ford Aerostar, 83K, $687, 814-355-1965, Bellefonte


1997 Ford Club Wagon, 12pass., 205K, runs good, clean SU VS upholstery, no tears, good 1999 Chevy Tahoe 4x4, 5.7, paint, $2,500, 717-667-6574, all opt., no rust, new fuel Milroy line, rear bumper, heater fan, ac pump, recharged, heater H E L P WA N T E D hoses, slack adjusters on H E L P WA N T E D fan belt, trans. filter, universal Senior Software Engineer to lead software development joints, 4/12 insp., $5,300, 814on integration of products into the Siemens/NX CAD 342-0581, Philipsburg

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1938 Pontiac, 6 cyl., 4 dr., 58K, WWW tires, radio, fog TRUCKS lights, $8,000 obo, 814867-4263/880-6481, State 2000 Dodge Dakota, V6, needs body work, $2,000, College 814-237-1922, State College 1998 Honda Accord LX, 98K, AB LOUNGE SPORT, in green, 4 dr., at, EC, full pwr., SELL YOUR good condition. $50.00 OBO $4,900, 814-574-8994, State UNWANTED ITEMS Call 814-867-5553 and leave College WITH A GAZETTE CLASSIFIED! message. BRI-MAR Dump Trailer, drop down sides, 10,000 GBW. Pictures on Craig’s List-posting 1-6-11. $4,800. Call 814 364-9668.


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