Thu. October 26 - Alpha Fire Company’s all-female attack line makes history
Plus: Mount Nittany schools holding annual clothing drive
Alpha Fire Company’s all-female attack line makes history
In a historic moment for Centre County's Alpha Fire Company, firefighters Kara Stover, Claudia Rudisill, and Talia Cholach formed the department's first all-female attack line in its 124-year history while battling a fire in late September.
While responding to a blaze in the Centre Hills Village neighborhood, the women geared up and executed their duties, not realizing the significance until the milestone was posted on the department's Facebook page days later.
Fire Chief Jason Troup and Centre Region Fire Director Shawn Kauffman highlighted the significance of the event, particularly given that only 9% of firefighters in the U.S. are women.
Both firefighters and officials hope this moment will encourage more women to join the firefighting profession.
Voices of the Holocaust
Presented by State College Choral Society
Continuing our 75th Diamond Anniversary season, the State College Choral Society presents Voices of the Holocaust, by Sheridan Seyfried. The work consists of arranged melodies originating in the ghettos and camps. Join us at Recital Hall, Penn State Campus on Sunday, November 5 at 3:00 PM! Tickets are $30 for general admission and $15 for students. A pre-concert lecture on the work will be presented by the composer at 2:30 PM.
Generous support provided by our Concert Sponsor, Dr. Joel Myers and Mariya Myers.
Learn more about this concert at scchoralsociety.org.
State College Bulletin
🌤️ Today’s weather: Partly sunny. High 73F/low 52F.
🙋 Volunteers needed: College Township is looking to fill vacancies on the C-NET Board, Industrial Development Authority, Parks and Recreation Committee and UAJA. Learn more here.
🧙♀️ The Witching Hour
Thu., Fri., Sat. 7PM | The Shop in Zion, Bellefonte | $20/$25
An original murder mystery dinner theatre comedy by Kari Williamson and Nate Schierman kicks off tonight with the first of three performances. Costumes are encouraged, but not required. Costumed adults (21+) will receive $1 off beer and wine purchases at the show.
🥬 Plant Powered PSU
5-8PM | St. Paul’s Methodist Church
Plant Powered PSU is an event intended to give the campus and community insight into plant-based foods and meals. There will be food samples, activities and educational stations to teach participants about plant-based food options and the environmental and health impacts that eating habits have. This is an open house-style event, so stop in at any time throughout the evening.
🎙️ A Time Capsule from the Anthropocene: A Conversation with James Balog
7PM | The State Theatre | $7/$18
James Balog, an internationally renowned photographer, Emmy Award-winning documentarian, explorer, environmentalist, and founder and president of Earth Vision Institute, will speak about his career documenting human modification of nature and his most recent film, "The Human Element." Proceeds from ticket sales will fund a student sustainability award in the Eberly College Of Science.
🎃 Community Indoor Trick-or-Treat
6-8PM | Juniper Village at Brookline Senior Living
Community members of all ages are welcome to join the residents at Juniper Village for their annual Safe Trick-Or-Treat event. Walk the trail throughout the community and stop by residents doors for candy, snacks, drinks and treats of all kinds (and maybe some tricks!). They’ll even be serving up spooky adult beverages from Big Spring Distillery! No RSVP required.
In Other News
🏗️ Construction has resumed at the 30-acre Patton Crossing development on North Atherton Street, a multi-use site slated to include a hotel, housing, and several businesses. Initially purchased for $5.5 million over a decade ago, the land was rezoned in 2017 and a master plan approved in 2019. While the first business, an Aldi store, opened in 2021, progress on the second building, Centre 1st Bank’s headquarters, has stalled. Current construction focuses on a retaining wall unrelated to the bank's plans. The entire development is expected to take 25 years to complete, with a hotel planned for 2042. Despite the delays, Patton Township, which received a $1.5 million grant to reduce traffic congestion, remains committed to the project's original vision as a community-focused, multi-use development. No new plans for additional businesses or residential buildings have been submitted since July 2022. [Centre Daily Times via Yahoo]
👚 Mount Nittany Elementary and Middle Schools will hold their annual clothing drive on November 4 and 5. The schools will offer a wide range of free items, including clothing from infant to XXXL sizes, coats, shoes, household goods and more. The event will be held in the Mount Nittany Middle School cafeteria and is open from 10AM to 4PM on November 4 and 12PM to 3PM on November 5. Donations for the drive can be made on November 3 between and 4PM and 6PM and November 4 between 9AM and 4PM. Any items not claimed during the event will be donated to the Goodwill of North Central Pennsylvania. [StateCollege.com]
💵 The Centre Foundation's Giving Circle has awarded a total of $23,000 in grants to three local nonprofits in Centre County during its annual reception on October 17. Housing Transitions received the largest grant of $15,000 to renovate a family bathroom in its 100-year-old shelter. The Centre County Youth Service Bureau (CCYSB) and Habitat for Humanity of Greater Centre County were each awarded $4,000. CCYSB will use the funds to recruit mentors for its Big Brothers Big Sisters Program, while Habitat for Humanity will support Pennsylvania's first 3D concrete printed home. [StateCollege.com]
Live Music Lowdown
Adam & The Armadillos | The Phyrst | 10:30PM
Cat’s Eye | Pine Grove Hall | 7PM | $12
Corner Brothers | Doggie’s Pub | 9PM
Free Range | University Wine Co. | 6-8PM
Honey Pie | Antifragile Brewing Co. | 8PM
Joe Belle | A’s Pub | 7PM
The Evergreens | Titan Hollow | 6:30-8:30PM
Anchor&Arrow | University Wine Co. | 6PM
Anna Pearl Belinda & Jacob Finkbiner | Happy Valley Brewing Co. | 8PM
Derek Heidel | Axemann Brewery | 7PM
Donny Burns | The Phyrst | 7-9PM
Hops & Vines | 814 Cider Works | 6-8PM
Lowjack Lite | Antifragile Brewing Co. | 7:30PM
Sultanz of Swing | A’s Pub | 7PM
Ted & The Hi-fi’s | The Phyrst | 10:30PM
Penn State Men’s Soccer
10/25 vs Detroit Mercy | W 3-0
Who’s playing at home today
Penn State Men’s Ice Hockey
vs Alaska Anchorage | 7PM @ Pegula Ice Arena
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