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Join the ‘Cat in the Hat’ for a day of Science Exploration

Posted by Mike D on 06/27 at 10:27 AM

Join us for a day of fun and science exploration with Penn State Science U at the 2014 Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts.

Visit the WPSU tent and meet the Cat in the Hat, participate in fun activities and receive give aways.

Wednesday, July 9 from 10am-3pm

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Your Local Food Weekend for June 28 and 29

Posted by Jamie Oberdick on 06/26 at 10:45 PM

Pesto tastings at Tait Farm, a real live bison at the Bellefonte Farmers Market, the final June free wine and cheese tasting at Mt. Nittany Winery, and great live music at Gamble Mill Inn.

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State College couple takes action to help those in need with Giving Garden

Posted by Jamie Oberdick on 06/26 at 11:00 AM

Two members of the Mount Nittany United Methodist Church have led an effort to create a “Giving Garden” on the church grounds to help address the issue of hunger in our community.

Robert and Joanna Jones of State College got a double dose of inspiration from the documentary “A Place At the Table”, about food shortages in the United States, and a TED Talk by fashion designer and activist Ron Finley about guerrilla gardening in South Central Los Angeles. So, they decided to take action themselves and help address our local food shortages here in Central Pennsylvania with local food from a garden on the church grounds.

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Recipe: Cucumber kimchi a tasty variation on traditional Korean favorite

Posted by James Sechrengost on 06/25 at 09:00 AM

When I was stationed in Southern California I became interested in martial arts. In my quest for a good teacher I met a man named Pu Gill Gwon. Now to look at him you would not be impressed. He was barely over 5 feet tall and maybe 110-120 lbs. soaking wet.

But there was something about him though that grabbed my attention. A calm self-assuredness that seemed to express itself in everything he did. I got to know him and the more I knew the more impressed I became. I never became a student I became something better. I became his friend.

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Your Local Food Weekend for June 21-22

Posted by Jamie Oberdick on 06/20 at 09:44 AM

This weekend you can enjoy a summer celebration at Tait Farm, experience a garden via your five senses, meet PBS Kids’ very own Daniel Tiger, enjoy free wine and cheese tastings, and go back in time musically with The Dustbowl Revival.

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WPSU Seeking Stories About Smethport, PA

Posted by Carley on 06/19 at 02:20 PM

WPSU and the “Our Town” television series is joining the Smethport community this summer to kickoff “Our Town: Smethport.” We are seeking stories from friends and neighbors within the Smethport community. What makes Smethport special to you? Our team is letting you decide what stories should be told about the people, places and happenings in your area! Whether you’re a longtime resident or recently joined the community there is a story waiting to be told.

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Learning Kitchen at the Boalsburg Farmers Market June 24

Posted by James Eisenstein on 06/19 at 10:40 AM

Three local chefs will demonstrate how to prepare dishes using fresh ingredients obtained at the Boalsburg Farmers Market on Tuesday, June 24. Mark Johnson, chef at Zola New World Bistro is sharing a pork rillettes recipe whose ingredients can be obtained at the market and that’s easy to replicate. He’s also demystifying pesto making using the wonderful seasonal herbs and produce available. Sc’Eric Horner (Fuji & Jade Garden restaurant) & Chris Young (Happy Valley Brewing) will demonstrate making “Cocktails from the Garden” using garden-fresh and local ingredients to create exciting summer drinks. The demonstrations begin at 2:00 p.m. at the market, which is located on the grounds of the Pennsylvania Military Museum on Bus. Route 322 (South Atherton Street) in Boalsburg.

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It starts in your backyard: Help the environment via native plants

Posted by Jamie Oberdick on 06/16 at 11:15 AM

WPSU radio’s Kelly Tunney ran a great story this morning about the importance of native plants in your garden, as they provide an important link in the ecosystem.

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Your Local Food Weekend for June 14-15

Posted by Jamie Oberdick on 06/13 at 09:38 AM

This weekend, you can enjoy pick-your-own strawberries, a Strawberry Festival in Lemont, wine and cheese tastings, and blues and soul to go with your local beer at the Gamble Mill Inn.

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Why your seeds didn’t germinate

Posted by Jamie Oberdick on 06/10 at 09:30 AM

One of the more frustrating things in gardening is taking time to prepare a garden bed, plant seeds, and then have them not germinate. The good news is, you have time to replant many vegetables in the garden.

So, when you do replant, here are some tips to help you avoid germination issues in the new planting:

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Kids Day Learning Kitchen at Boalsburg Farmers Market June 10

Posted by Jamie Oberdick on 06/09 at 09:05 AM

Students from Corl Street Elementary school have been invited to attend a cooking demonstration at the Boalsburg Farmers Market on Tuesday, June 10. The highlight of the event will be a “learning kitchen” cooking class conducted by Tony Sapia of Gemelli Bakers that will show children how to make simple dishes using ingredients obtained from the market. He will be assisted by noted local food writer and chef Anne Quinn Corr and her students from Penn State’s nutrition program. After the demonstration, the vendors at the market will answer questions from the children about how they grow and make the products sold at the market, and Corl street students will be able to use a voucher worth $5 to purchase items themselves.

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Your Local Food Weekend for June 7-8

Posted by Jamie Oberdick on 06/05 at 10:04 PM

This Local Food Weekend features a Pink Day, Millheim Mayfly Festival, wine and cheese at Mount Nittany Winery, and a Friends and Farmers Coop fundraiser at Elk Creek Cafe + Aleworks.

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Our Town: Windber Seeks YOUR Stories

Posted by Whitney on 06/05 at 01:20 PM

“Our Town: Windber” is currently seeking stories about your area to help spotlight everything that makes your hometown a great place to live! This is your chance to help tell your town’s story and to get involved. There are many great untold stories about Windber to share and we need storytellers to volunteer to showcase them.

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Our Town: Brookville Premieres Thursday, June 12!

Posted by Whitney on 06/05 at 01:09 PM

Don’t miss stories about Bill’s Barn Cats, the Twyford Motor Car, Brookville Coffee Cakes, local history & architecture, and so much more when “Our Town: Brookville” premieres as the 77th installment of the “Our Town” series. It all happens on Thursday, June 12 at 8PM on WPSU-TV and online at wpsu.org/live.

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Wine and cheese tastings, every Saturday in June at Mount Nittany Vineyard and Winery

Posted by Linda Weaver on 06/04 at 11:42 AM

To celebrate June as “National Dairy Month,” Mount Nittany Vineyard and Winery will host free wine and cheese tastings every Saturday in June from 12 noon until 5pm. 

On Saturday, June 7, local cheese artisan Stone Meadow Farm will be available in the winery tasting room to provide samples and sales of their products. Stone Meadow raises milking and beef cattle in the beautiful pastures of Centre County, Pennsylvania. Their cheeses are made directly on the farm from fresh, whole unpasteurized milk which is dense with nutrients due to their farming practices and breed of cows. Stone Meadow makes a variety of hard cheeses: Cheddar, Swiss, Colby and Jalapeno Jack. In addition, seasonally they offer soft cheeses such as Camembert and Taleggio, as well as smoked cheeses.

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