Wed. November 1 - State High alum to be inducted into the National Wrestling Hall of Fame
Plus: New pizzeria opens for business
State High alum to be inducted into the National Wrestling Hall of Fame
Jonathan Koch, a State College High School alum and former wrestler, will be inducted into the National Wrestling Hall of Fame in 2024.
He is being honored with the Medal of Courage which is awarded to a wrestler or former wrestler who has overcome what appear to be insurmountable challenges, providing inspiration to others.
In 2015, Koch became severely ill, was placed into a coma, and lost all or part of all four limbs to septic shock.
Although his chances of survival were slim, Koch survived against the odds and underwent numerous surgeries and intense rehab.
He made medical history after successfully receiving a human hand transplant, which he learned to use in just months.
Within months after the transplant, the resilient Koch was back playing tennis.
He now travels the world sharing his motivational story through speaking engagements.
Koch will be officially inducted on May 31 and June 1, 2024 during the 47th Honors Weekend in Stillwater, Oklahoma.
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: ⛅️ High 43F/low 25F.
🚧 Street closure: Hetzel St b/w E College Ave & E Calder Way. Today through Friday, Nov. 5. Work will be conducted from 7AM-5PM.
🙋 Trivia Nights
Looking to flex your knowledge? Boal City Brewing will be holding a trivia night from 6-8PM and Axemann Brewery in Bellefonte will be hosting theirs from 7-9PM.
🐶 Dog Costume Contest and Donation Drive
All day | Voodoo Brewing
Voodoo Brewing will be hosting a donation drive benefitting Centre County PAWS. Anyone who donates $5 or more will be entered to win a $50 gift card! They will also be hosting a Dog Costume Contest with a chance to win another $50 gift card.
💃 Centre Social Dance
7-10PM | 3 Dots Downtown
Learn the basics of dance from blues to tango with Centre Social Dance at 3 Dots!
In Other News
🚨 State College PD is seeking assistance in identifying the above pictured individual. They are suspected of using a stolen credit card at multiple stores in the downtown area between September 24 and September 27. Anyone with information regarding the incident is urged to contact State College PD at (814) 234-1750, by email or submit an anonymous tip through their website.
🍕 Giuseppe’s Pizzeria by Brothers will be opening for business today in downtown State College. It is located at 204 East College Avenue, the former location of Weirdoughs. The new pizzeria will offer pizza by the slice, pie, a two-slice-and-a-drink combo, and will also be serving up five types of sub sandwiches on their own homemade bread. [StateCollege.com]
🤝 CATA will be sponsoring a career fair this Thursday, November 2. It will take place at the Nittany Mall from 1-7PM. CATA as well as various local employers will be present at the event and all job seekers are invited to attend. [WTAJ]
Live Music Lowdown
Anchor & Arrow | Gigi’s Southern Table | 6PM
Free Range | The View @ Mountain View CC | 6-8PM
Piano Fight Club | The Phyrst | 10:30PM
Adam & The Armadillos| The Phyrst | 10:30PM
Corner Brothers | Doggie’s Pub | 9PM
Home Planet | Pine Grove Hall | 7PM | $12
Honey Pie w/ Molly Countermine & Sam Christensen | University Wine Co. | 6-8PM
Hops & Vines | Titan Hollow, Bellefonte | 6:30PM
The Lizards - Phish Tribute | Stage West | 9PM | $15/$17
The Sureshots | Antifragile Brewing Co. | 8PM
Van Wagner | Elk Creek Cafe, Millheim | 7PM
🏈 In the first College Football Playoff rankings of the season, Penn State football was ranked no. 11. The Nittany Lions are currently ranked no. 9 in the AP Poll.
⚽️ Bellefonte girl’s varsity soccer were crowned District 6 3A champions after defeating Hollidaysburg in sudden death penalty kicks on Tuesday. Senior Mackenzie Mamolen netted the championship winning PK.
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