Thurs. November 16 - Suspect sought in downtown retail theft
Plus: Centre County Commissioners adopt tentative 2024 budget
In The News
🚨 The State College Police Department is seeking assistance identifying the above pictured individual who is suspected of stealing clothing items from a downtown store in September of this year. Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact the State College Police Department at (814) 234-7150, by email or submit an anonymous tip through their website.
💰 Centre County Commissioners have set a tentative 2024 budget of $141.7 million, including no real estate tax increase for the 14th consecutive year. The budget includes a significant capital budget of over $28 million for courthouse and the former Centre Crest building renovations as well as county building maintenance. Operating expenses are set to rise by 6%, largely due to increased costs for employee insurance, while overall revenues are expected to grow by 5.1% from the previous year. The budget will be open for a 20-day public review with final vote on the budget expected at the board’s Dec. 5 meeting. [StateCollege.com]
🏫 Mount Nittany Elementary School announced a new floor plan on Tuesday to accommodate growing student enrollment and increased special education needs. The plan includes six new regular classrooms, dedicated areas for STEM, technology, and multiple special education rooms, along with a separate cafeteria. Faculty and staff will review the floor plan before input is sought from the Community Advisory Committee and the MNE Parent-Teacher Organization. Crabtree, Rohrbaugh and Associates, the architectural firm, will brief the school board on December 4, with construction anticipated to begin in fall 2024. [WTAJ]
💵 Historic Bellefonte Inc. has awarded $7,000 in grants to five organizations for their significant contributions to the Bellefonte community. The grants were presented during the November 14 Board of Commissioners meeting as part of the annual Hometown Hero Program. The recipients of the grants include Rising Hope Therapeutic Riding Center, Logan Fire Company No. 1, Undine Fire Company No. 2, Bellefonte Union Cemetery Association, and the Bellefonte EMS. [WTAJ]
Today: ☀️ High 64F/low 38F
Tomorrow: 🌧️ High 59F/low 40F
🎄 Light Up Downtown
5-8PM | MLK Plaza & 100 Block of Allen St
Your family will enjoy photos with Santa, free popcorn and hot cocoa, performances, crafts, live reindeer, artisan vendors and more as you wait for the Santa to light the tree and the timed lighting show to begin. Light Up Downtown will be on display from November 16 through January 1.
🧑🎨 Immersive Art Pop Up Holiday Shopping Event
6-9PM | Antifragile Brewing Co.
An art sale presented as an enveloping, ephemeral experience. Featuring Lisa Harpster Art, Adam Laird Funriture, and Kara Kyle Ceramics. There will be live music, craft beer, cocktails and more.
🎻 Violins of Hope
7:30PM | Penn State Recital Hall Music Building I | $5/$12.50
The Penn State Chamber Orchestra and Concert Choir will perform a concert featuring thirteen of the Violins of Hope, violins connected to the Holocaust that have been lovingly restored by Amnon Weinstein.
7:30PM | State High Main Auditorium | $10
State High Thespians presents ‘Wishtree’, the stage adaptation of the popular book by Katherine Applegate. The show covers aspects of discrimination, acceptance and community portrayed through a Muslim family’s struggles when moving into a new neighborhood.
Live Music Lowdown
Adam & The Armadillos | The Phyrst | 10:30PM
Conner Gilbert | University Wine Co. | 6-8PM
Corner Brothers | Doggie’s Pub | 9PM-Midnight
Jason Davoli (Lowjack) | The Brewery | 10:30PM
Joshua Davis w/ PSU Music Students (Jazz) | Pine Grove Hall | 7PM | $3/$6
Kevin Briggs | Antifragile Brewing Co. | 7-9PM
Ramblin’ Dan Stevens | Titan Hollow | 6:30-8:30PM
Sam Christensen & Anna Pearl Belinda | Boal City Brewing | 7-9PM
Anchor&Arrow | HiWay Pizza Pub - West | 7PM
Anna Pearl Belinda & Jacob Finkbiner | Happy Valley Brewing | 8-10PM
Big Red | University Wine Co. | 6-8PM
Corner Brothers | Cafe 210 | 6-9PM
Donny Burns | The Phyrst | 7-9PM
Hops & Vines | 814 Cider Works | 6-8PM
Lowjack | The Brewery | 10:30PM
Mike from OK Otter | Axemann Brewery | 7PM
Sultanz of Swing | A’s Pub | 7-9PM
Ted & The Hi-fi’s | The Phyrst | 10:30PM
The Sorters and The Narrows | Zeno’s Pub | 9PM
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