The Dead lives on page 20
December 2 – December 8, 2011
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Well done, little Pilgrims! page 4
Lovely Lemont page 15
Lotsa Heart page 9
Happy Hunters page 6
Schools................................... 4–5 Park’s View.................................7 Sports................................. 17–19 Entertainment..................... 20–21 What’s Happening....................22
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Group Meetings........................23 Centre County Libraries...........24 Deed Transfers.........................25 Community Announcements....25 Classifieds................................26
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DECEMBER 2, 2011
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Letter to the Editor
By Sandie Biddle, managing editor Editor@CentreCountyGazette.com CCGazette@Hughes.net
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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