This month’s edition of Good Life in Centre County celebrates life-changing adventures.
This is especially true for mom of three and singer Melanie Morrison Zeigler. She has seen her growing music career land her a place on stage opening for blues legend B.B. King. Morrison Zeigler says family drives her — and also keeps her grounded as her music career blossoms.
In Living Local, you’ll meet a retired chemical engineer-turned-artist, Jim Mikkelsen. He moved home to central Pennsylvania from California and launched a new phase of his life as an artist. He learned about plants as a child in Ohio, and now creates wood sculptures from logs on his Warriors Mark-area farm.
We’ll take you to Way Fruit Farm, where yummy apple dumplings have provided funding streams to improve conditions at an orphanage in the Dominican Republic. You can enjoy one of those tasty treats made with locally grown apples, and know you’re also supporting a wonderful cause. Donations from Way Fruit Farm have helped the orphanage improve both facilities and the wellness of children living there.
The monthly Q&A feature invites you to share in a new adventure the whole region is buzzing about these days. For Penn State hockey coach, Guy Gadowsky, and the Penn State hockey program, that means a new home in the $100-million Pegula Ice Arena and full competition in the inaugural Big Ten Conference hockey campaign.
Tickets for Nittany Lions games this year are hard to come by, and the coach is excited about the games ahead. And Gadowsky believes he will be front and center as “Happy Valley” becomes “Hockey Valley.”
We hope you enjoy this month’s edition. Thank you for reading.
Susan Leath is president and publisher of the Centre Daily Times.