CENTRE COUNTY, Pa. (WTAJ) — Centre County is experiencing a rising number of homeless community members reaching out for assistance. “Demand for our services has definitely increased,” Executive Director of Centre County’s Housing Transitions, Morgan Wasikonis said. Housing Transitions is a walk-in center for homeless individuals and families seeking housing assistance.That includes a shelter (217 […]
The Fourth of July is finally upon us, and Centre County is prepared with plenty of events to celebrate. Here’s a look at some of the many events taking place for Independence Day this year. Annual Kids on Wheels Parade. Starting off the federal holiday from 9:30-10:30 a.m., the...
Aiden Getz, 4, is one of Geisinger’s 2022 Miracle Kids, serving as an ambassador for the hospital and an inspiration for other families.
SPRING MILLS — Aiden Getz loves fire trucks, the movie Trolls, getting dirty and going to preschool. In other words, he’s a pretty ordinary four-and-a-half-year-old boy — and that makes him extraordinary. That’s because he has overcome a lot of medical challenges in his young life. Born...
CENTRE COUNTY, Pa. (WTAJ) — Centre Hall community members gathered near Colyer Lake on the Fourth of July to celebrate the holiday. The celebration kicked off at 10 a.m. with over 200 people attending the event. A parade, food, games and music from the Colyer Club Band were just some of the highlights according to […]
CENTRE COUNTY, Pa. (WTAJ) — A months long effort to unionize at the Meadows Psychiatric Center in Centre Hall is unsuccessful. Staff and former employees led the effort after they say working conditions became unsafe. In a statement, President of the Local Service Employees International Union says “While the outcome of this vote is disheartening we will continue to stand with workers and patients of the Meadows.”
Bellefonte kicked off Fourth of July weekend on Saturday with Logan Fire Company’s Independence Day parade. Hundreds of people lined the streets from the high school to Talleyrand Park to watch as local emergency responders, musicians, youth performing arts groups, political figures and more proceeded through the borough, tossing more than 10,000 pieces of candy along the way.
BUFFALO, N.Y. — The second week of Kuleta Pamoja was held Saturday at Johnnie B. Wiley Amateur Athletic Sports Pavilion. The event features outdoor vendors and a farmers market, as well as East Buffalo artisans, entertainment, and even exercise classes. Organizers of the event say that everything is based around the theme of coming together.
It’s the long-awaited return for several popular events, including Arts Fest and the People’s Choice Festival.
As June has come to a close, so has Pride 2022. And in that month, State College’s Centre LGBTQA Support Network held its first “full-blown” Pride day-long event. It also put together a number of events throughout the month to celebrate members of the LGBTQ community. The...
“That life begins at conception is a Christian notion. The Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade is, therefore, a de facto declaration that this is a Christian nation,” a Boalsburg resident writes.
If you’re heading out of town for the Independence Day holiday, here are some events you might want to check out in nearby cities. As the birthplace of American independence, Philadelphia will of course be going all out for July 4th. The Wawa Welcome America Festival has featured several...
UNIVERSITY PARK — Once a week, Sue Jackson and Lori Rose find a place to sit on Penn State’s campus and do what comes natural to them — be moms. With a sign that reads, “Ask a mom” and a fresh batch of cookies, the seasoned mothers — each with kids who graduated or are currently attending Penn State — offer their services to those who may be missing the comforts of home.
‘We’re doing this for a great cause’: In-person ‘Lift for Life’ returns to Penn State for first time since 2019
STATE COLLEGE — Scott Shirley said his vision for “Lift for Life” started during his years as a wide receiver at Penn State. His father, Don Shirley, was diagnosed with a rare cancer while he was playing for the Nittany Lions — he suited up from 1999-2003— and doctors told the Shirley family that there wasn’t anything they could do.
“Let’s not waste more time and wait for another inevitable death or injury. We can learn from this crash and build a safer and more equitable Centre Region,” a College Township resident writes.