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Oct

Bellefonte Slalom Race

Bellefonte Slalom Race By Jon Nelson The annual Bellefonte Slalom will be held October 13-14 at the Sunnyside Paddling Park. This year it is jointly sponsored by CC of CC and the National Slalom Training Center #9 race committee. A slalom has been held annually (almost) at this site since 1967, making it one of …

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Sep

Message from the President

Message from the President By Joyce A. Furfaro Grange Fair is over, school has started, and the nights are getting cooler, but don’t put your boats away just yet. Remember that Spring Creek and Bald Eagle Creek are almost always navigable (I’ve paddled Bald Eagle Creek in mid October a few times, now). And, OH! …

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Feb

President’s Notes –The 2012 Season is Beginning

President’s Notes –The 2012 Season is Beginning By Joyce Furfaro I love living on the side of Mount Nittany. In recent years we’ve have had a number of animals outside our front window in the late evening looking for food under our bird feeder pole. We’ve seen absolutely adorable skunks (really, like kitten adorable) that …

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Jan

Outgoing Vice President’s Reflections

Outgoing Vice President’s Reflections By John Parrot Three years have passed since the start of this club. As we enter the 4th year of the CCofCC, I congratulate Brian Gilbert on his election to the office of Vice President for the club. Joyce, Susan, and Dave will continue as President, Secretary, and Treasurer respectively. We …

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May

Should I purchase a Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) launch permit?

Should I purchase a Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) launch permit? By Brian Palmer A few weeks ago the Canadian government announced new regulations for canoe trips in Canada. Among other things, the new Canada regulations require that, “Any canoe or kayak that has an instructor, guide or leader in it is now classified …

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Apr

I Can See Clearly Now (Not the Johnny Nash 1972 song)

I Can See Clearly Now (Not the Johnny Nash 1972 song) By Dirk Dixon I could wax poetically about the sparkle of sunlight off the water on a warm summer day, but what I want to address here is how that reflected light impedes your visibility and how you can easily improve it. Polarized lenses …

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Aug

Review of Ontario’s Madawaska Kanu Centre

Review of Ontario’s Madawaska Kanu Centre By Jon Nelson Madawaska Kanu Centre is a well-known paddling school for kayaks and whitewater open canoes. Located in Barrys Bay, ONT on the banks of the Madawaska River, MKC was established in 1972 and is now operated by the founders’ daughter and her husband, Claudia Kerckhoff and Dirk …

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Jul

CANOEING THE SOUTHERN END OF BLACK MOSHANNON

CANOEING THE SOUTHERN END OF BLACK MOSHANNON By Gary Thornbloom Late Spring approach to southern end of Black Moshannon Black Moshannon, or Moss-Hanne as American Indians named this watershed, has always held both a sense of mystery and magic for me. Moss-Hanne–moose stream– seemed the appropriate name as Park Manager Chris Reese steered our canoe …

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Jun

The Top 10 Reasons We Think Paddling is the Fastest Growing Human Powered Sport

The Top 10 Reasons We Think Paddling is the Fastest Growing Human Powered Sport by Roxanne and John Parrott Two summers ago, we attended the Youghiogheny Sojourn. The Yough was named ‘2008 River of the Year.’ On one of the paddling days, Denny Tubbs of the Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission gave a talk about …

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May

Top 10 Reasons to belong to the Canoe Club of Centre County

Top 10 Reasons to belong to (and support with your membership dues) the Canoe Club of Centre County: 10. To be part of a network of paddlers – varied interests and skill levels – in our area! 9. To play a role in building a canoe club, here in Central Pennsylvania – by helping sponsor …

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