For decades, Joan Ricotta and her family had a life-size Nativity scene at their home — it included the holy family, which she bought at a gift show, and a stable with a star on front built by her husband, Jim.
Members of the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Centre County held a candlelight vigil on Thursday at the Allen Street Gates in remembrance of the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting who died five years ago.
Court and Centre County officials gave their best wishes on Monday, Dec. 11, 2017, to former President Judge Thomas King Kistler, who retires at the end of the month. He plans to return in 2019 as a senior judge.
During the Juniata Valley Council Boy Scouts of America’s recent “Scouting for Food” food drive, more than 48,000 pounds of food was donated to sites across the area, including the State College Food Bank.
At an hour-and-a-half-long public hearing Monday, about two dozen residents expressed their thoughts on the creation of a Historical Architectural Review Board, and they were split between support and concern.
Shirley Fonda, 82, considers herself a cat lady. She has 30 of them and runs a rescue shelter out of her Park Forest home. Caring for each one takes its toll, which is why she’s finally ready to close up shop after 19 years.
Daniel A. Nelsondnelson@mcclatchy.com
Shirley Fonda is ready to close her cat rescue after 19 years
State College prayer service for police officers and peace
Army Vet Vince Reynolds receives new patio from Heroscape