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Centre County homeless shelter demand continues to rise

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 […]
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Digital Collegian

Places to celebrate 4th of July in Centre County this summer

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...

Fourth of July Colyer Lake Potluck draws community crowds

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 […]

Unionize efforts unsuccessful at Centre Hall psychiatric center

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.”
State College

Scenes from Bellefonte’s Independence Day Parade

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.

Kuleta Pamoja helps community come together in East Buffalo

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.
State College

Moms know best …

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.