Fri. October 20 - American Airlines will not offer connecting flights from State College to Charlotte
Plus: Construction to begin soon on Centre County Courthouse project
American Airlines will not offer connecting flights from State College to Charlotte
American Airlines has decided not to offer regular connecting flights from University Park to Charlotte.
In 2021, Centre County, along with other local municipalities, assembled an incentive package aimed at encouraging the airline to establish a connection to Charlotte Douglas International Airport, proposing a minimum of 12 flights weekly.
However, challenges like pilot shortages and fluctuating demand were cited by American Airlines for their decision.
Despite committing nearly $300,000 from various funds towards the initiative, the county is now refunding these contributions.
The goal behind this expansion was not just for tourism, but also to attract entrepreneurial ventures.
Though University Park airport launched a temporary nonstop flight to Charlotte in the past, its long-term status remains uncertain.
The final decision on that service should be confirmed by year's end.
State College Bulletin
Friday | 🌧️ | High 59F | Low 48F
Saturday | 🌧️ | High 56F | Low 43F
Sunday | 🌥️ | High 51F | Low 35F
🚧 Atherton Street Project: View the latest update and expected traffic impacts for next week here.
Happening This Weekend
A selection of events happening this weekend.
🎃 Trunk or Treat
Fri. 6-8PM | Stocker Chevrolet
Stocker Chevrolet is hosting this community event where families will be able to come to a safe space for a fun filled time. There will be candy, face painting, balloon artist, food vendors and more.
The Fall Foliage Bike Ride and Festival will feature a tree giveaway, crafts, and food trucks. The tree giveaway is made possible by the generous donation from West Penn Power. The featured food trucks for this event are Lost Moose Catering and Dog's On The Run, Real Taste 570, and Classic Cones.
Sat. 10AM-2PM | Outreach Building in Innovation Park
WPSU’s fall PBS KIDS event is back. This free indoor and outdoor family event will offer make and take crafts and games for kids ages 3 through 10. Pick up free take-home bags and capture photos of your kids posing with PBS KIDS standees.
🍷 Sip & Paint
Sun. 2PM | University Wine Co. | $30
Join instructor, Jackie Gianico for a Sip & Paint. The price includes 1 glass of wine and all the needed supplies. Space is limited. Reservations required.
🍁 Harvest Fest
Sun. 4-7PM | State College Alliance Church
All are welcome to join this annual celebration of the fall season. There will be food trucks, cider, live music, games, inflatables, bonfires w/ s’mores, and more.
In Other News
🚧 In roughly four weeks construction will begin on the retaining walls surrounding the Centre County Courthouse in Bellefonte. It is anticipated to disrupt traffic in the area for nearly a year. The $2.14 million project to fix the over century old retaining walls will be done in two phases. Phase I will start in the next few weeks into April 2024 and will result in the closing of the north side of East High Street. Phase II is expected to last from April into September 2024 and will see the south side of East High Street closed for the duration of the phase. Expect to see detour signs being erected in the next few weeks. The impact on courthouse operations remains unclear, though relocation of certain operations is under consideration. [Centre Daily Times via Aol]
🎶 The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center is set to commemorate the 150th anniversary of renowned Russian pianist Sergei Rachmaninoff’s birth with a performance at Penn State's Recital Hall. Scheduled for 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 25, the concert, titled "Rachmaninoff Celebration," will honor Rachmaninoff's significant contributions to Romantic classical music. Tickets, ranging from $5 to $48, are available for purchase online, by phone, and at Eisenhower Auditorium. The lineup includes soprano Erika Bailkoff, pianist Gilles Vonsattel, violinist Benjamin Beilman, and cellist Clive Greensmith, who will delve into Rachmaninoff's influential compositions. Additionally, the society will host a Classical Coffeehouse mini-concert on Oct. 24, 8 p.m., at the Hintz Family Alumni Center’s Robb Hall. The mini-concert is free for University Park and high school students, but a $15 donation is recommended for other attendees. [StateCollege.com]
🏋️ Penn State alum and local pastor, Jordan Alturas, is launching his own CrossFit gym, Treign Fit, located at 339 Benner Pike in the Benner Pike Shops. Renovations on the space began back in August and the gym equipment was moved in just two weeks ago. Alturas plans to implement a coffee bar serving Rothrock Coffee and sees the gym serving as a multi-purpose event space, as well. Treign Fit is currently in its soft launch phase, with a grand opening planned soon. [StateCollege.com]
Live Music Lowdown
Anchor&Arrow | A’s Pub | 7PM
Baba Commandant & the Mandingo Band | 3 Dots Downtown | 7PM | $20/$25
Big Red | University Wine Co. | 6-8PM
Donny Burns | The Phyrst | 7-9PM
Skoal Bros. | Doggie’s Pub | 9:30PM
Ted & The Hi-fi’s | The Phyrst | 10:30PM
The Clearys | Antifragile Brewing Co. | 8PM
The Greenwood Furnace Stokers | 814 Cider Works | 6PM
Hirsch, Hart & Wulbrecht | Chumley’s | 8PM
Kiss the Tigers | Zeno’s Pub | 8PM
Lowjack | The Phyrst | 10:30PM
Molly + Ted | 814 Cider Works | 6PM
The Corner Brothers | Antifragile Brewing Co. | 8PM
Veronica & John | The Phyrst | 7-9PM
Jason O | The Phyrst | 10:30PM
Matt Jacobs, Kevin Briggs, Mason Keeler, Forrester Grey | Pine Grove Hall | 6PM | $10
St. James & The Apostles | Elk Creek Cafe, Millheim | 5PM | $10
The Tannahill Weavers | Unitarian Universalist Church | 7-9PM | $25
Tussey Mountain Moonshiners | University Wine Co. | 2-4PM
Penn State Women’s Soccer
10/19 vs. Indiana | W 2-0
Who’s playing at home this weekend
Penn State Fencing
10/21 Garret Open Day 1 | 9AM | White Building
10/22 Garret Open Day 2 | 9AM | White Building
Penn State Field Hockey
10/20 vs Northwestern | 5PM | PSU Field Hockey Complex
10/22 vs Iowa | 12PM | PSU Field Hockey Complex
Penn State Men’s Ice Hockey
10/20 vs AIC | 7PM | Pegula Ice Arena
10/21 vs AIC | 5PM | Pegula Ice Arena
Penn State Men’s Soccer
10/22 vs Michigan | 4PM | Jeffrey Field
Penn State Women’s Soccer
10/22 vs Wisconsin | 1PM | Jeffrey Field
Penn State Women’s Volleyball
10/20 vs Iowa | 7PM | Rec Hall
10/22 vs Purdue | 1PM | Rec Hall
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