Please join us for a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Saturday, October 21, at 10:30 a.m. at Governors Park. Everyone is welcome! Come check out the new Liberty Swing–a swing for children and adults in wheelchairs.
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The annual Halloween Parade will be held on Saturday, October 28. Formation and judging will commence at the Elementary School parking at noon, with the parade commencing between 1:00 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. The parade will travel from the Elementary School down N. Allegheny to the Diamond in front of the Centre County Courthouse lawn. Once the awards are given out, the families and children will then Trick or Treat at the downtown businesses from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 pm. Look for the jack-o-lantern decorations in the windows of participating businesses.
Trick-or-Treat night will be Tuesday, October 31, 2017, from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM. Some safe trick or treating tips are:
- Buy costumes and wigs labeled “flame resistant.”
- Never walk near lit candles or luminaries while wearing costumes.
- Wear shoes that fit well.
- Fasten reflective tape to costumes and bags to help drivers see you.
- Avoid trick-or-treating alone. Walk in groups or with a trusted adult.
- Hold a flashlight while trick-or-treating to help you see and others see you.
- Always walk, don’t run from house to house.
- Stay on sidewalks whenever possible, or on the far edge of the road facing traffic. Look for cars when walking by a driveway.
- Eat only factory-wrapped treats. Avoid eating homemade treats made by strangers.
- Enter homes only if you’re with a trusted adult.
- Only visit well-lit houses. Don’t stop at dark houses.
- Never accept rides from strangers.
Leaf collection is underway. Leaves are to be placed between the sidewalk and the curb for pickup. Leaves are not to be placed in the road. The crew will attempt to follow the normal refuse schedule for collection.
Historic Bellefonte Incorporated will receive bids for the “Marketing to Attract Tourists” project in accordance with project documents. Bidding is for a single general construction contract, including all trades required for complete performance of the work indicated by the project documents.
Project consists of renovation of approximately 518 square feet at the location 123 North Allegheny Street in Bellefonte. Work shall be in accordance to the design drawings and include hardware, electrical, lighting, flooring, plumbing, equipment and finishing work. Interested bidders may obtain bidding documents at the office of Donald L Holderman, Bellefonte Borough, 236 W. Lamb Street, Bellefonte PA 16823 between the hours of 8:00 AM and 4:30 PM. Please note this is not a Bellefonte Borough project. It is a Historic Bellefonte Inc. (HBI) project.
Sealed bids will be accepted until 4:00 PM local prevailing time on Friday, October 20, 2017, at the Borough of Bellefonte Municipal Building Offices, 236 W. Lamb Street, Bellefonte, PA 16823. Bids will be opened and read by HBI during its regular meeting on October 23, 2017.
This project is financed by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania’s Department of Community and Economic Development.
The bidder must also comply with all relevant terms and conditions in HBI’s State Contract No. C000064309 which will be attached to the final contract document. Historic Bellefonte Incorporated, through its duly authorized and constituted officials, reserves its rights to reject any and all bids, to accept or reject any portions thereof, and to waive any informalities, technicalities, irregularities, or defects in the bids or bidding.
A mandatory pre-bid conference will be held on Wednesday, October 4, 2017, at 10:00 AM at the site at 123 North Allegheny Street in Bellefonte.
We all need to know how to engage in disaster preparedness actions in our community, whether it is at home, at work, at school, etc. To learn more about National Preparedness Month and what you can do to help your community, visit https://www.ready.gov/september.
Bellefonte Borough is the home of a Little House, a safe place wherein Girl Scouts are able to meet. There used to be hundreds of Little Houses, but now there are only 11 active Houses left in the entire United States. The care and support of the Girl Scout Council Little House here in Bellefonte has been taken over by Friends of Bellefonte Little House, a non-profit organization formed to help keep a piece of Girl Scout history alive in our own backyard. Friends of Bellefonte Little House is asking the community to help keep this Little House going. The house needs some upgrades as well as funds to keep the utilities going each month. Friends of Bellefonte Little House has replaced the old, outdated furnace with a new, energy efficient one but there are other items that need replaced such as light fixtures, doors, windows, updated wiring, and WiFi. Please consider making a charitable, tax-deductible contribution to Friends of Bellefonte Little House, 209 Limestone Dr., Bellefonte, PA 16823.
Another way to help is when you order from Amazon. Go to “Smile.Amazon.com,” pick “Friends of Bellefonte Little House” and Amazon will donate a percentage of the total that you spend to “Friends of Bellefonte Little House.” It is an easy way to contribute and costs you nothing extra every time you place an order through Amazon.
The June 8th Centre County Government and Bellefonte Borough Joint Town Hall Meeting, with bookmarked agenda items, is now available to view online at cnet1.org. The direct link to the online program is below:
Since late March, crews have been working near the intersection of Route 144 (Linn Street) and Route 150 (North Allegheny Street) at the northwest end of Bellefonte Borough. Project work includes construction of a retaining wall along Route 144 to alleviate slide issues in this area.
The detour will direct drivers to use Allegheny Street/Route 144, West High Street/Route 150, North Thomas Street, West Lamb Street/Route 550, and North Water Street/Route 150.
Other work includes roadway re-construction, piping and inlet repair/replacement, concrete curbing, sidewalk and hand-rail repairs, and miscellaneous items.
All work is weather and schedule dependent. Brayman Construction Corporation of Saxonburg, PA is the contractor on this $1.8 million project. PennDOT expects the project to be complete by early December.
Drivers are reminded to follow official detour signs, move through work zones with caution, obey posted speed limits, and always buckle up.
PennDOT is continuing replacement work on the Route 144 bridge in Milesburg that spans the Jersey Shore Railroad tracks. Area drivers are being alerted to travel delays next week, as beam setting is scheduled to take place on Wednesday, May 31. The week of May 29 will feature the following:
- The contractor will be working on the project’s Mechanically Stabilized Earth (MSE) wall
- Beam setting on May 31 will bring travel delays as flaggers enforce an alternating traffic pattern so that off-loading and setting of the beams can take place. Once beams are set, two-way traffic will resume.
All work will take place during daylight hours and all work is weather and schedule dependent. The new bridge is expected to be complete in late October. Drivers are reminded to move through work zones with caution, obey posted speed limits, and always buckle up.