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Centre County Commissioners Support Second Tourism Grant Funded by American Rescue Plan.

Once again, State College Food Bank is working toward the goal that no one in Centre County goes without a Thanksgiving dinner. On Tuesday evening, a little more than week away from the holiday, cars lined the State College Area School District Delta Program parking lot as food bank staff and volunteers loaded up turkeys and all the fixings for more than 400 households for a second year in a row.

State College was aglow with the holiday spirit as community members came together for festivities to Light Up Downtown on Thursday night.

After a year hiatus due to the pandemic, Centre County United Way’s signature fundraiser “Taste of the Town” returns. It’s an evening of food and drinks, featuring almost 30 local vendors. Plus, a live and silent auction.The event is happening this Sunday, November 21 from 5-8 p.m. at the Penn Stater. However, the 450 tickets are almost sold out

More COVID boosters are expected to get the green light this morning. 

A House vote on President Biden’s social spending bill is delayed until later this morning. 

At least eleven states are investigating Instagram for targeting children despite knowing the app could cause harm. 

Space-X founder Elon Musk says they hope to launch the first orbital test flight of the Starship rocket in January.  He confirms the company will conduct a lot of tests next month to get ready.  Space-X is developing the massive, next-generation Starship to send cargo and people on missions to the moon and Mars.  The company has flown prototypes on short test flights at its facility in Texas.

Your next Disney cruise is going to require a little more than magic. Starting in January, Disney Cruise Line will require all passengers ages 5 and up to be vaccinated against Covid-19

Sports

Twenty-six points from senior Sam Sessoms and the second double-double of the season from graduate student John Harrar helped lead the Penn State men’s basketball team to a 74-59 victory over St. Francis Brookyln Thursday evening inside the Bryce Jordan Center.

Penn State wrestling rolls to a 32-7 win over Army West Point as fans return to Rec Hall

No. 15 Penn State women’s volleyball is in the middle of a six-team battle for the Big Ten title and has two pivotal road matches this weekend. The Lions go on the road to play at No. 11 Nebraska on Friday at 9 p.m. ET, and then head to Columbus to take on No. 10 Ohio State on Sunday at 3 p.m. ET. Both matches will air live on B1G Network.

Penn State alum Tony Petroy expects he’ll get “chills” by taking part in the Military Appreciation Game, or Saturday’s Penn State-Rutgers football game.

NBA – The 76ers defeated Denver.

NHL – The Penguins shutout Montreal, 6-0. The Flyers lost to the Lightning in a shutout, 4-3.

NFL TNF – The Patriots shutout the Falcons, 25-0.

The MLB has announced its best of the best and, this year’s MVP award fell to two young stars that really helped grow the game. The Phillies Bryce Harper took home National League honors while Shohei Ohtani, the two-way sensation who revolutionized baseball, took home MVP in the American League.