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TODAY r Free screening of “Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie,” 1 p.m., Centre County Library, 200 N. Allegheny St., Bellefonte, 814-355-1516, centrecounty library.org. THURSDAY r Free Thanksgiving Day dinner, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Trinity United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, ...

Thanksgiving Day holiday closings announced

All local, county and state government offices will be closed Thanksgiving Day and many also will be closed Friday due to the holiday. That includes county, city, borough, township and all Pennsylvania state offices. PennDOT driver license-photo centers also will be closed Thursday and ...

Free Thanksgiving dinners in the area

The following Thanksgiving dinners are offered free to the community on Thanksgiving Day. r Great Island Presbyterian Church, 12 W. Water St., Lock Haven, is sponsoring its annual Thanksgiving Day dinner, free for the community, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Call the church at 570-748-2810 (Monday ...

Drive safe this holiday weekend

MONTOURSVILLE — The state police at Montoursville would like to remind all motorists to drive safely this upcoming holiday weekend. The state police remains vigilant in their continuing effort toward highway safety and request the motoring public’s cooperation in keeping our highways ...

Awards given at Festival of Trees

Awards were announced at the 2017 Festival of Trees just before the official ribbon-cutting on Friday, Nov. 10. The People’s Choice Award was announced at the end of the festival and went to the tree sponsored by the Rotary Club of Lock Haven. The festival, held this past weekend in Covenant ...

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Stephen Poorman, principal of Poorman and Group, is shown during the inaugural Scholar-in-Residence Lecture recently held at Lock Haven University.

Poorman speaks at Scholar-in-Residence Lecture

LOCK HAVEN —Almost 150 students, faculty, staff and members of the business community attended the inaugural Scholar-in-Residence Lecture on Thursday, November 16 at Lock Haven University. Stephen Poorman, principal of Poorman and Group (poormangroup. com), shared his knowledge and ...

Around the Town

Good Day Tracy Kitchen. Word of the Day Eurhythmic — Characterized by a pleasing rhythm; harmoniously ordered or proportioned. Quote of the Day “Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome ...

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Firefighters work on a blaze along Route 64 outside Mill Hall yesterday afternoon. A home was saved from the fire, but a building formerly used as a print shop was lost to the flames.

Fire destroys old print shop; woodstove possible cause

MILL HALL — Quick action by volunteer firefighters saved a couple’s home along Route 64 south of here from ruin yesterday, though flames destroyed a former print shop connected to it. “It was a great job by all of the firefighters” to save Walter and Bernice Williams’ brick, ...

Hunters take 659 black bear on first day

HARRISBURG — The first day of Pennsylvania’s statewide bear season resulted in a harvest of 659 black bears, according to preliminary totals released Monday by the Pennsylvania Game Commission. Archery-bear and other early-bear season harvest data are not included in this preliminary ...

Thanksgiving Day edition among our biggest of the year

Get ready for one of The Express community newspaper’s biggest and most valuable editions of the year this coming Thursday - Thanksgiving Day! Filled with holiday sales inserts and special Thanksgiving greetings, you’ll want to sit back and read this special edition amid your special ...

Bellefonte council looks at designs for Talleyrand Park improvements

BELLEFONTE — One of Bellefonte’s popular attractions will soon be receiving several enhancements to make it even better. One of the enhancements to Talleyrand Park will be a bridge to help with safety and accessibility alongside its neighboring railroad tracks. Engineer John Conrad of ...

Shop downtown on Small Business Saturday

LOCK HAVEN — Small Business Saturday is Nov. 25, and Lock Haven is celebrating it in a large way. This special shopping day will be followed by the big Haven Holidays weekend downtown, set for Dec. 1 and 2. The Small Business Saturday initiative in the vibrant downtown district of the ...

Calendar of events

TODAY r Clinton County United Way Night with music by Phil Reeder, basket raffle, 50-50, trivia and prizes, 6-9 p.m., Stella A’s Bar and Grill, 219 E. Main St., Lock Haven. Reservations: 570-748-5600. TOMORROW r Free screening of “Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie,” 1 p.m., ...

Team members of Frindle-cious Faces on the Bookmark are eighth graders Meredith Brown, Gabe Coakley, Emily Short, seventh graders Lanea Biggans, Cadence Eyer, Lilyan Eyer, Ben Fortescue, Jasmine McCulley, and sixth graders Dominic Longworth, Anna Remick, Julia Smith and Morgan Temple. 

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Central Mountain reading teams bring home awards

MILL HALL — Over the past few months, Central Mountain Middle School students in grades 6-8 involved with reading competition read 30 books to prepare for their upcoming competitions. Three teams traveled to Altoona in early November and all three teams placed. r The Egg-Chomping Children ...

Around the Town

Good Day And Happy Belated Birthday to Charlotte Young of Eagleville, 70! Word of the Day Razzle-dazzle — Showiness, brilliance, or virtuosity in technique or effect; flashy theatricality. Quote of the Day “There comes a time when you have to choose between turning the page and ...

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Eli Olshefskie, 12, bagged this 132-pound female on Saturday.

Wet weather keeps bear harvest down on opening day

By JESSICA WELSHANS For The Express ANTES FORT — Opening day of bear season always brings crowds to the bear check station at the Antes Fort Volunteer Fire Hall in Antes Fort. Around dinner time usually proves to be a prime time to view bears coming in, but this past Saturday, that ...

Santa greets youngsters at Christmas Bazaar

The Catholic Daughters of America hosted their annual Christmas Bazaar at St. Joseph’s Parish in Renovo on Saturday, with the highlight for all of the young kids on hand being when Santa arrived. Despite Christmas being over a month away the youngsters came with their lists already ...

UPMC Susquehanna reports patient data breach

WILLIAMSPORT – UPMC Susquehanna has notified 1,200 patients treated at various UPMC Susquehanna locations that their personal information may have been inappropriately accessed. “We apologize for any concern or inconvenience that this may cause for our patients. I want to stress that ...

Renovo Choir concert to ring in holidays

RENOVO — It’s that time of year! The Renovo Area Community Choir will present its Christmas concert Sunday, Dec. 3 at 2 p.m. at First United Methodist Church on Seventh Street. Several friends will add their talents to the song selections to celebrate the holiday season: Dave Sorgen – ...

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Old Glory’ flies high at South Renovo Community Center

PHOTO PROVIDED A new American flag and pole was recently donated to the South Renovo Fire Company and Senior Center by Terry, Carmen, Sean, and Lindsay Banfill. The dedication took place along with the official ribbon cutting at the new Riverview Pavilion in South Renovo. One of the guest ...