A few weeks ago, a patron walked into the Centre County Library and asked if they could hide a rock there. Intrigued, Laura Sarge, the children’s librarian, started researching and eventually came across the Facebook page for Happy Valley Rocks, an online gathering place for people who like to paint, hide and then post pictures of the colorful stones they find tucked away in places such as Talleyrand Park or The Arboretum at Penn State. All of which begs the question: Why?
The following is a look back in the Centre Daily Times archives for the week of August 20-26. 50 years ago On Aug. 23, 1967, nearly 200 trailers and 700 tents gathered in Centre Hall for the 93rd annual Grange Fair. The festivities officially began the next day, with hobby and art show exhibits scattered across the fairgrounds. 25 years ago In August 1992, an estimated 39,000 students returned to Penn State’s University Park campus.
This might be the rare weekend where people are actually looking forward to Monday. At about 1:15 p.m. on Monday, central Pennsylvania will be able to glimpse the beginnings of a partial solar eclipse. Christopher Palma, associate head for undergraduate programs at the Penn State Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics, said those with an eye toward the sky should expect to see the sun just under 80 percent eclipsed, with the peak occurring around 2:35 p.m. that afternoon.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
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Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
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