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Small Town, Big Appeal

Well-preserved Victorian charm. Emerging local food and drink. Historic and artistic significance. Renowned outdoor recreation. Have you been to Bellefonte lately?

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Eat, Drink, and Dine Local

Two things compliment a sensational town best: Great people and great food. Lucky for you, we have both! Experience the authentic Italian cuisine or a café’s baked-with-love pastries.

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Love the Place that You Call Home

A growing community with affordable homes, local organizations, outstanding schools, and great people. There’s only one thing missing… you!

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BFT Small Business Spotlight: Wireless Made Simple

This town has lots of yesterdays for sale. But what about people who want to buy a piece of the future?

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BFT Small Business Spotlight: Elite Edge Athletics

Each time you come through their door, you are a focal point of everything that is happening between their walls.

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TriYoga sheds some light on what happens inside the sunshine-yellow space on West High St.

Learn more and sign up for their 5 for $25 Bellefonte Sampler—on sale now through Dec 23.

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BFT Small Business Spotlight: Bonfatto's

The Ghost of Christmas Future is getting all the attention in there these days.

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How the Bellefonte Art Museum Has Better Holiday Gifts Than the Mall

The shelves, walls, tables and display cases are overflowing with hand-crafted things for every budget.

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Bellefonte Victorian Christmas Remembers Their Beloved 'Mr. Dickens'

Those fortunate enough to have witnessed Dave out on the wintery streets of Bellefonte, remember him vividly.

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The Great Bellefonte Christmas Treasure Hunt

With its numerous antique shops and second-hand stores, it only took me one visit to this town to understand that I would never ever have to wander again.

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BFT Small Business Spotlight: Brother's NY Style Pizzeria

Brother's NY Style Pizzeria has been serving up Big Apple-style thin crust pizza to the Centre County masses since 1996.

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BFT Small Business Holiday Spotlight: M&M Copy Service

M&M Copy is almost as famous for their front window display of M&M candy memorabilia as they are for their many services.

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BFT Small Business Spotlight: Bella Vino Wine Bar

Situated right along Spring Creek, with a grand view of lower Bellefonte, this might possibly be the very best post-holiday shopping stop you can make in Centre County.

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BFT Small Business Spotlight: Iron Star Trading Company

Buy some cool old stories for the people you love this year. Give them a piece of the past and watch them light up.

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BFT Small Business Spotlight: Jake's Cards & Games

Comic books, graphic novels, games, toys and other comics memorabilia. You won't find a better comic shop in Gotham. We mean, Bellefonte.

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BFT Small Business Spotlight: A Q&A with Alleycat Quiltworks' Barbara Dann

A quilt is a gift that can last several lifetimes. Great-grandchildren end up with quilts from long lost relatives. That's a beautiful thing.

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Legendary Bonfatto's is Finally Coming Home

Reinventing their restaurant's tried-and-true legacy when they open the doors to Bonfatto's Italian Market and Corner Cafe.

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2018's Coolest Holiday Shopping Tip? The Bellefonte Art Museum's New Gift Shop

It's called Twiga, and located right inside the museum, in the gorgeous old Linn House at 133 North Allegheny Street.

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Where Do We Want Bellefonte to Go?: An Oral History of This Town's Future, Part 1

What future do you envision for your community, for this town, for Bellefonte, Pennsylvania?

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