Centre News Digest for April 23, 2021

Story posted April 23, 2021 in News, Centre News Digest by Olivia Estright and Emily Treacy

Happy sunny Friday, Centre County! Today’s news is brought to you by Olivia Estright. As always, feel free to reach out with any feedback or suggestions on Instagram and Twitter!

Today is National Picnic Day! Where’s your favorite place to picnic in Centre County?

Best Bets

From a new Palmer Art Exhibition to virtual classical concerts, check out Centre County’s “best bets” to keep you busy this weekend! Story by Erin Hogge for Centre Daily Times.

Entertainment this weekend

C19 display

The Bellefonte Art Museum has opened its doors for the public to view the C19 display which purposefully contrasts light and dark to show the effects of COVID-19 on the community. In-person visits will run through May 30. Story by Sébastien Kraft for Centre County report.

Bellefonte Art Museum Opens New COVID-19 Photo Exhibit

Nittany Village Park

A group of State College residents are rallying to save a portion of Nittany Village Park which is in danger of being encroached upon by a four-story affordable housing development. When the municipality receives a full proposal from the developer, the public will be able to express its concerns. Story by Vincent Corso for State College.com

State College Neighborhood Rallies to Save Park from Development

Raising awareness to climate change

Yesterday, over 70 Penn State students and State College residents gathered outside of Old Main in hopes of raising awareness to climate change and the need for new sustainability efforts. Story by Josh Moyer for Centre Daily Times

‘Not about planting trees’: What Earth Day meant to students, residents who rallied outside Old Main

Martin Luther King Jr. mural vandalization

State College Police Department released a video on Thursday showing three possible suspects of the Martin Luther King Jr. mural vandalization. The reward for providing the department with information has been tripled to $3,000. Story by Bret Pallotto for Centre Daily Times

State College police release video, increase reward in MLK mural vandalism investigation