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It would seem there’s no shortage of support for the Gastigers’ next ventures, whatever they will be. Duke Gastiger is the owner of Spat’s Cafe and the All-American Rathskeller, which he runs with his wife, Monica. On Dec. 4, it was announced via Facebook the Gastigers would not be operating



Centre County Gazette

Polar Plunge brings in at least $43,237 Polar Plunge brings in at least $43,237
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RUSH TOWNSHIP — Sheets of ice crusted parts of the swimming area of Black Moshannon State Park the morning of the 2017 Polar Plunge on Dec. 2. Enthusiasm was still high among the 125 plungers, who had worked to raise $43,237 for the YMCA of Centre County’s Backpack Weekend Food and Open [Read More]
Area police reports Area police reports
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STATE POLICE AT PHILIPSBURG Kristie R. Gallaher, of State College, was charged with harassment after police said they investigated a domestic violence incident at 1862 State St. in Rush Township on Nov. 15 and found Gallaher struck a victim in the face with an open hand and threw an ashtray at the [Read More]
Area death notices Area death notices
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STATE COLLEGE — Thomas Boone Brown died Nov. 21, 2017, at Geisinger Medical Center. He was 91. Arrangements were under the direction of Koch Funeral Home, State College. www.kochfuneralhome.com   BOALSBURG — Elizabeth A. Roth died Friday, Nov. 24, 2017, at UPMC Altoona. She was [Read More]

Business

 Happy Valley LaunchBox announces revised accelerator program Happy Valley LaunchBox announces revised accelerator program
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STATE COLLEGE — Nine startups began Happy Valley LaunchBox's new FastTrack Accelerator business startup program Nov. 1. They will join 31 other companies that have gone through a similar accelerator program since Happy Valley LaunchBox opened in February 2016. “Based on feedback from [Read More]
Centre County Deed Reports Centre County Deed Reports
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RECORDED NOV. 13-17   BELLEFONTE Robert E. Lee and Carroll S. Lee to Christopher R. Beauton and Amy L. Beauton, 349 E. Curtin St., Bellefonte, $225,000   Lois J. Beckenbaugh by attorney to Beverly A. Harader, 1051 E. High St., Bellefonte, $195,000   BENNER TOWNSHIP Amberleigh [Read More]
Ziesenheim hired at Boyer & Ritter Ziesenheim hired at Boyer & Ritter
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CAMP HILL — Boyer & Ritter LLC, one of the region’s largest accounting firms, recently announced the hiring of certified public accountant Sherry Ziesenheim. Ziesenheim, who will be a senior manager and work with Boyer & Ritter’s forensic, valuation and [Read More]

Sports

St. Joe’s hosting its first dual meet Dec. 13 St. Joe’s hosting its first dual meet Dec. 13
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BOALSBURG — For the first time in the short history of St. Joseph’s Academy wrestling, a dual meet will be hosted by the Wolves. On Wednesday, Dec. 13, at 7p.m., the Tyrone Golden Eagles will make their way to Boalsburg to take to the mat with St. Joe's.  Wolves head coach Pat [Read More]
Happy Valley Dolls win Ohio Valley River Riot Tournament Happy Valley Dolls win Ohio Valley River Riot Tournament
Centre County Gazette
On Nov. 18 and 19, the Happy Valley Dolls of State College Area Roller Derby participated in the Ohio Valley River Riot Tournament.  The tournament, hosted by the Ohio Valley Roller Girls, consisted of eight teams from all over North America. Each participating team is part of the [Read More]
High School sports schedules High School sports schedules
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Bald Eagle Area Boys’ basketball — Dec. 12, Penns Valley Girls’ basketball — Dec. 13, at Penns Valley Wrestling — Dec. 12, at Clearfield Bellefonte Boys’ basketball — Dec. 8, at Central Mountain; Dec. 12, Huntingdon Girls’ basketball — Dec. 8, [Read More]

Arts & Entertainment

Making apples into butter Making apples into butter
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Pine Glen's second annual Apple Butter Festival was held Nov. 4 at Pine Glen Community Park in Burnside Township. Eight men started making the apple butter at 4 a.m., and when finished, they had 24 gallons. Proceeds from the sale of the apple butter benefit the preservation of Pine Glen history. [Read More]
Christmas concert to benefit food bank Christmas concert to benefit food bank
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STATE COLLEGE — The State College Choral Society’s third annual Christmas concert will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 9, at Grace Lutheran Church, State College.  In lieu of an admission fee, audience members are invited to bring canned or non-perishable food items to the concert [Read More]
PASCP’s The Nutcracker continues progression PASCP’s The Nutcracker continues progression
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UNIVERSITY PARK — On Dec. 9 and 10, when Eisenhower Auditorium raises its curtain on The Nutcracker, the Performing Arts School of Central PA (PASCP) will once again share its sugarplum visions with the community. And for several young ladies, the 2017 performance marks another step in their [Read More]

Education

Albright wins CCASR awards grant for PV Albright wins CCASR awards grant for PV
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SPRING MILLS — Kristen Albright, elementary library media specialist for all Penns Valley Elementary students in grades K– 6 in the district’s three elementary schools, is the recipient of the Centre County Association of School Retirees (CCASR) Education Support Grant for 2017 [Read More]
PSU THANKSGIVING BASKET DRIVE PSU THANKSGIVING BASKET DRIVE
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Matt Barone, far right, of Penn State Students Engaging Students delivers 15 baskets toInterfaith Human Services as part of the student organization's annual Thanksgiving basket drive. The student organization delivered over 350 baskets to Centre County nonprofits. Pictured in [Read More]
P-O students participate in leadership summit P-O students participate in leadership summit
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PHILIPSBURG — Empowering students to become positive leaders at school and in the community was the vision for seven students from Philipsburg-Osceola Senior High School who recently represented the district at the Clearfield/Jefferson High School Leadership Summit. Hosted by Clearfield [Read More]

Community

Aller to retire after lifetime of helping kids Aller to retire after lifetime of helping kids
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STATE COLLEGE — Across Center County, many children have Donna Aller to thank for a permanent, stable home. The career Children and Youth Services worker will retire on Dec. 1 after 31 years and hundreds of children aided in possibly the most tumultuous and sometimes abusive periods of their [Read More]
Spring Mills hosts annual Turkey Trot 5K Run Spring Mills hosts annual Turkey Trot 5K Run
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SPRING MILLS — The Turkey Trot was a popular dance in the early 20th century. It featured hopping and trotting steps resembling the movements of turkeys. More than 100 years later, the Turkey Trot took on a new meaning to a group of running enthusiasts in Spring Mills. Their annual Turkey Trot [Read More]
Local Toys for Tots organization collecting through Dec. 13 Local Toys for Tots organization collecting through Dec. 13
Centre County Gazette
STATE COLLETGE — Centre County Toys for Tots is up and running again in 2017. This is a program to obtain toys for needy children started by the Marine Corps Reserve in 1947. This is the 31st year of a county wide campaign in Centre County. There are currently about 300 collection [Read More]

Health & Wellness

Geisinger providers honored for being ‘most caring’ Geisinger providers honored for being ‘most caring’
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DANVILLE – More than 130 Geisinger caregivers were honored for being named “the best” by the patients they serve. Geisinger recognized providers — including physicians, physician assistants and certified registered nurse practitioners — for ranking in the top 10 [Read More]
Geisinger hires first chiropractor Geisinger hires first chiropractor
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STATE COLLEGE — Jon A. Carlson, D.C., CCSP, a board certified chiropractic sports physician has joined the staff at Geisinger Gray’s Woods. A former athlete himself, Dr. Carlson obtained his Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Logan University, College of Chiropractic and is [Read More]
Podiatrist joins Geisinger Podiatrist joins Geisinger
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STATE COLLEGE — Dr. Sarah Strickland, a board-qualified foot and ankle surgeon, has joined the staff at Geisinger Gray’s Woods and Electric Avenue Medical Center in Lewistown. Strickland treats arthritis, bone infection, bunions, burns, chronic ankle instability, diabetic foot care [Read More]
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