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Thumbs up: To the annual lighting of the Christmas tree in downtown State College on Thursday. Let the holidays — with all the majesty, traffic congestion, good cheer and shopping — begin! We wish everyone a safe and happy holiday season.

Thumbs up: To Penn State music education students who take the time to tutor area elementary school students. The kids will get to share what they’ve learned in a concert at 7 p.m. Dec. 5 at the State College Area High School North Building auditorium.

Thumbs down: To the driver who allegedly hit a pedestrian on Vairo Boulevard on Thursday morning and didn’t stop. The victim was taken to Mount Nittany Medical Center with a leg injury, and Patton Township police have asked that anyone with information call 800-479-0050.