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Bellefonte Little League makes history with its third straight district championship - Tommy Butler

As fans set up in their chairs around Webster Field in Bellefonte, a voice came from the host team’s dugout. “This is the last time you will ever play on this field,” said a Bellefonte coach just before first pitch.



Centre County Gazette

Son reunited with birth mother after 50 years Son reunited with birth mother after 50 years
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Until November of last year, individuals adopted as children in  Pennsylvania had little to no access to verifiable information about their birth mothers or families. "I spent years searching off and on," said adoptee Daniel Frank, of Phillipsburg, "It felt like a roller coaster. I'd make some [Read More]
Local Police Blotter Local Police Blotter
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ROCKVIEW STATE POLICE Police responded June 19 after a 16-year-old Spring Mills driver crashed head-on into a car coming the opposite way. He failed to yield to traffic while attempting to make a left-hand turn from North Pennsylvania Avenue onto Ridge Street in Centre Hall. Both vehicles sustained [Read More]
Local death notices Local death notices
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BELLEFONTE — Emma L. Eckenroth died Saturday, June 30, 2018. She was 86. Arrangements were under the direction of Mark D. Heintzelman Funeral and Cremation Service, State College. www.heintzelmanfuneralhome.com   BELLEFONTE — Joseph Allen Pletcher Jr., died Monday, July 2, 2018, [Read More]

Business

Passing money to heirs involves many options Passing money to heirs involves many options
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Many people spend time worrying about what will happen to their money when they pass on and the money moves to their heirs: Should I put it be in a trust, go through probate in the estate or something else? Should all my children be names as beneficiaries on retirement accounts? Should I give the [Read More]
In Home Services honors employee In Home Services honors employee
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LEWISTOWN — In Home Services of Central PA, a state-licensed home care agency, has named Carol Dobozynski as its Team Member of the Month for June.  Dobozynski was chosen for the award based on her caring personality, positive attitude and outstanding attendance. “I really enjoy [Read More]
Deed reports Deed reports
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Recorded June 18-22 BELLEFONTE BOROUGH   Albert L. Nichols and Gayle E. Nichols to Albert L. Nichols, Gayle E. Nichols and Scott Lynn Ripka, 622 W. Lamb St., $1   George A. Bolich Jr. to Trevor W. Meyer and Marilyn R. Meyer, 617 E. Linn St., $229,900   Lee A. McDonnell, Denise [Read More]

Sports

Bellefonte wins LL districts major tournament Bellefonte wins LL districts major tournament
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BELLEFONTE — Having played together for most of their lives, the Bellefonte Little League All-Stars team came to play at Webster Field for the final time July 7. The State College team had battled through four straight wins in the major tournament’s lower bracket in order to reach the [Read More]
St. Joe’s suspends football program St. Joe’s suspends football program
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BOALSBURG — For the first time since the fall of 2012, Saint Joseph’s Catholic Academy will not have a football team. The college preparatory high school is set to begin its eighth year of operation this coming August, but it will do so without fielding a football team. “We have [Read More]
Spikes bring heavy lumber in 4-3 stretch Spikes bring heavy lumber in 4-3 stretch
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STATE COLLEGE — Having hit just one home run all season, the Spikes were in search of a power surge to help them get back into New York-Penn League contention. The offense answered by bringing the heavy lumber, hitting six home runs over seven contests against the Mahoning Valley Scrappers, [Read More]

Arts & Entertainment

Art, nature and history converge at Rhoneymeade Sculpture Garden Art, nature and history converge at Rhoneymeade Sculpture Garden
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CENTRE HALL — Tucked away along Route 45, between Boalsburg and Centre Hall proper, lies a charming oasis where agriculture, history, nature and art intersect in an informal, yet purposefully designed, setting.  “Sculpture garden, arboretum, historic house and farm, all in one. It [Read More]
Harner Farms hosting Chainsaw Wizards fundraiser Harner Farms hosting Chainsaw Wizards fundraiser
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STATE COLLEGE — The woodchips will be flying for the sake of art and a good cause Friday, July 13, and Saturday, July 14, at Harner Farms in State College. Dan Harner said he was happy to be hosting the third annual Chainsaw Wizards event, which will feature between 15 and 17 chainsaw [Read More]
Music festival attracts bluegrass lovers to Centre Hall Music festival attracts bluegrass lovers to Centre Hall
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CENTRE HALL — The 12th annual Remington Ryde Bluegrass Festival drew thousands of participants and spectators to Grange Park for five days, July 4 to 8, for down-home banjo, guitar and fiddle music. In addition to the 20 bluegrass bands that performed, attendees could enjoy after-hours jam [Read More]

Education

The Avid Gardner: Master gardener classes scheduled The Avid Gardner: Master gardener classes scheduled
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If connecting with nature while reaching out to help others sounds fulfilling to you, consider becoming a Penn State Extension master gardener for Centre County. According to its coordinator, Molly Sturniolo, “This program consists of a volunteer training course designed to provide [Read More]
Interpreter list lends a voice to those needing help Interpreter list lends a voice to those needing help
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UNIVERSITY PARK — When it comes to serving Centre County’s international population, Global Connections wants to make sure nothing gets lost in translation. Global Connections, an affiliate of Penn State and the United Way of Centre County, has built a list of 36 interpreters who can [Read More]
Hearing on Wonderland Charter renewal postponed Hearing on Wonderland Charter renewal postponed
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STATE COLLEGE — The first public hearing on whether State College Area School District will renew the charter for Wonderland Charter School has been delayed. State College Area School Board voted June 4 to initiate "non-renewal and/or revocation proceedings against Wonderland," [Read More]

Community

Bellefonte resident, Penn State grad, proud of service in Korea Bellefonte resident, Penn State grad, proud of service in Korea
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BELLEFONTE — When Derek Bartlett joined the Army 10 years ago, he was hoping to do something that mattered. After a stressful yearlong stint in South Korea, he came back home to Bellefonte recently feeling like he has done that. Bartlett spent his time near the demilitarized zone looking at [Read More]
Pen Pal Program Donation Pen Pal Program Donation
Centre County Gazette
Bellefonte Elks Lodge 1094 recently donated $1,500 to the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program’s Pen Pal Program of Centre County. This program matches senior adult letter writers with elementary school children letter writers from the Bald Eagle Area School District. Pictured, from left, [Read More]
Boy Scout Donation Boy Scout Donation
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Bellefonte Elks Lodge 1094 recently donated $750 toward the purchase of an enclosed utility trailer to Pleasant Gap Boy Scout Troop 66. The trailer will provide the troop with the opportunity to keep its camping and other equipment dry during rainy weather. Pictured, front row, from left are Jeffrey [Read More]

Health & Wellness

Inaugural class of Mount Nittany residency program graduates Inaugural class of Mount Nittany residency program graduates
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STATE COLLEGE — The first six physicians to train in the new Penn State Health Family and Community Residency Program at Mount Nittany Medical Center are headed for the next steps in their medical careers. The six graduated from the program in a ceremony June 22 at the University Park Regional [Read More]
Consider physical therapy before being sidelined by sports injury Consider physical therapy before being sidelined by sports injury
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Both professional and amateur athletes often end up in physical therapy after an injury. Recently, the trend has been toward proactive PT. A physical therapist can help correct imbalances to prevent injury and improve athletic performance. For example, back pain is a common complaint among golfers, [Read More]
Exercise is preventative 'medicine' for osteoporosis Exercise is preventative 'medicine' for osteoporosis
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When discussing women’s health, there are many important health topics to consider, such as breast and reproductive health, but some women’s health issues are less obvious than others. Bone health, for example, can often be overlooked until it’s too late. More common in women than [Read More]
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