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Celebrating Joseph T. Rothrock, Father of Pennsylvania Forestry

Celebrating the Father of Pennsylvania Forestry

Harrisburg, Pa. - April 9 marks the anniversary of the birth of Joseph T. Rothrock, Father of Pennsylvania Forestry. Rothrock served as the first Commissioner of Forestry in 1895. He promoted the ideas of conservation, recreation and health. Read more »

Jeremy’s Race – April 16, 2013 - this year benefits the families of the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting

Come out and run or walk this 5K in memory of Jeremy Herbstritt at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 16 at University Park, Pa. Read more »

Sexual Violence Awareness Week at Penn State - please help!

Hi everyone! Hello OCPSU! :) I am not sure if you remember, but I founded Sexual Violence Awareness Week at Penn State last year. I am the director again this year and planning for Sexual Violence Awareness Week is in full-swing! We are trying to raise money to be sure we are able to do everything we want during the week! Please help my dedicated team and me by giving what you can! We greatly appreciate your support and look forward to keeping you all in the loop as the week gets closer! Please donate here! Read more »

Dr Richard Alley to speak at Climate Change Forum March 17, Patton Township

We are fortunate to have Nobelist, Dr. Richard Alley as our main speaker as well as other intriguing discussions and displays at 
an informative Climate Change Forum.

You are invited to attend on Sunday afternoon, 2-4 pm, on March 17, 2013, at the Patton Township municipal building.

I hope you can come, and bring a friend. Pass it on. Here's a flyer you can download for the event.

Jean Aron, member, Environment Committee, LWV Centre Co. Click here to display the flyer

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Free Alzheimer’s Training Now Available To Local Family Caregivers

Free Alzheimer’s Training Now Available

To Local Family Caregivers


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Crystal Henry/Margaret Pilgram

Telephone: 814-238-8820



Home Instead Senior Care® is offering to help local families manage the challenges of caring for loved ones afflicted with Alzheimer’s and other dementias. Free training for families caring for these older adults will be available February 21st and 28th at The Country Inn & Suites, 1357 East College Avenue, State College PA. The training is a two-part evening series, beginning at 6pm, light refreshments will be offered.


These free family education workshops will discuss how to encourage engagement, care for yourself while caring for a loved one, and how to manage behaviors such as anger, aggression, wandering and refusing to eat. In addition the training will review the basic facts about Alzheimer’s and how to use the affected person’s life story to plan and provide individualized care. Seating is limited; Call 814-238-8820 to RSVP by February 12th.

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“Stand Up for What’s Right” Rally in Bellefonte Thursday

“Stand Up for What’s Right” Rally in Bellefonte Thursday


(Bellefonte, PA) - State Representative candidate Christopher Lee will hold a “Stand Up for What’s Right” Rally, Thursday, October 18, from 7:00 PM until 8:00 PM at the Governors’ Pub, 211 West High Street, in Bellefonte. Music will be provided by John “JT Blues” Thompson. The rally is in support of clean water and clean elections and to protect schools and women’s individual rights.

“We need someone who will vote in Harrisburg in favor of these things instead of against them as the incumbent has,” says Lee.

The public is welcome to attend. Details are at

Lee has been visiting thousands of voters door-to-door since May. “I’ve received a very positive response from Democrats, Republicans and independents alike, particularly when they become aware of the incumbent’s negative and divisive voting record in Harrisburg following the lead of Governor Corbett and out-of-state lobbyists,” said Lee. Read more »

Marcellus Protest 2011 Rally - Penn State University - November 18

Members of Groundswell, Eco-Action at Penn State, Elk County C.A.R.E.S.
and multiple other groups from Pennsylvania, New York, West Virginia, and
Ohio will be participating in the Marcellus Protest 2011: ³Power To The
People, Not The Corporations² rally to be held on November 18 at Penn
State University in State College, PA.

The rally is a two-part event. The first rally will be held on the steps
of Old Main from noon until 1:00pm. This rally will celebrate the passing
of a voter referendum on November 8th in State College that affirms that
community¹s environmental rights and bans any future natural gas drilling
in State College.

An open letter to the Penn State Board of Trustees will be delivered
expressing concerns about the large amounts and non-disclosure of funding
that the University has accepted from the natural gas industry and its
effect on the objectivity of this taxpayer-funded state university. A copy
of the letter will be made available to the media.

The second event, from 1:30 ­ 3:30pm, will be held outside the Penn State
Conference Center, which is hosting the Marcellus Summit 2011 sponsored by
Range Resources and Chesapeake Energy, among others.

As the industry-sponsored Shale Gas Impact conference in Philadelphia
inspired the Shale Gas Outrage rally, participants plan to have a large
presence outside the Marcellus Summit 2011. This will be a peaceful,
non-confrontational rally with the objective of high visibility to both
conference attendees and the University.

We think ex-PA Governor Ed Rendell said it best as he recently lectured
gas industry executives at the Shale Gas Impact conference:

³[Drillers have] screwed up so bad that there are protesters everywhere Read more »

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