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Amy King

Amy King is a contributor to Town&Gown, and teaches preschool at Grace Lutheran Preschool & Kindergarten. She lives in State College with her husband and three children.

Articles by Amy King

A Day for the Young A Day for the Young
42 weeks ago - Town and gown
Turning the calendar to July means several things for area residents. We mentally check items off our summer “to-do” lists — all the while adding more sights to see and incidentals we have to accomplish in the waning days. The majority then marvel — or plainly deny [Read More]
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Welcome to the Family! Welcome to the Family!
47 weeks ago - Town and gown
Since the State College Spikes began play in 2006, many of the players who have been on their rosters never had any professional baseball experience. This was their first stop on the road that they hoped would end with seeing them in the big leagues playing for a major-league team. Because of the [Read More]
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Happy Valley on Two Wheels Happy Valley on Two Wheels
56 weeks ago - Town and gown
As residents of Happy Valley, we know firsthand how wonderful it is to live here. The list of reasons why is immeasurable, really. No mat- ter if you are a sports fanatic or a music lover, an aficionado of the arts, or a parent simply searching for family-friendly activities to liven your routine, [Read More]
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Team Effort Team Effort
60 weeks ago - Town and gown
Since 1999, detective Chris Weaver has specialized in investigating sexual assaults for the State College Police Department. For most of those years, he has been part of a collaboration between Mount Nittany Medical Center (MNMC), the Centre County Women’s Resource Center (CCWRC), and the police d [Read More]
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Office Romances: Couples are Enjoying Successful Careers Together Office Romances: Couples are Enjoying Successful Careers Together
62 weeks ago - Town and gown
It’s no secret that work relations can be complicated. Disagreements are bound to happen, even in the most optimal of environments. But what if your dispute happens with the one person who knows you best? If your business partner also is your partner in life? [Read More]
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Perfect Fit: Penn State has Finally Become a Home for Division I Ice Hockey Perfect Fit: Penn State has Finally Become a Home for Division I Ice Hockey
67 weeks ago - Town and gown
After decades of speculation and hope from many, Penn State began its first season of Division I hockey in October. And come next season, which is in about nine months, the university will open the doors to the 6,000-seat Pegula Ice Arena. [Read More]
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Holiday Magic Holiday Magic
73 weeks ago - Town and gown
The story is known the world over. It’s timeless, eloquent. Tchaikovsky’s musical score is enchanting; costumes display luxurious finery. Performers exude luminous beauty while sweeping spectators away to a magical (yet quite divergent) world — ranging from the more daunting [Read More]
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Faces of Hope and Courage: Parents Discuss Raising a Child with Down Syndrome Faces of Hope and Courage: Parents Discuss Raising a Child with Down Syndrome
79 weeks ago - Town and gown
Thursday, Nov. 13, 2003 — the day is still vivid in my mind. I was in the laundry room folding clothes when the phone rang. It was my brother-in-law relaying a wonderful message — my niece, Elizabeth Joy, had been born! [Read More]
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Community Tutoring Program Gives Penn State Students Opportunity to Help Local Youth Community Tutoring Program Gives Penn State Students Opportunity to Help Local Youth
85 weeks ago - Town and gown
For a few hours on Sunday afternoons during the academic calendar year, dozens of elementary school-aged children meet individually with volunteers — mostly Penn State students — who instruct and aid, coach and mentor. [Read More]
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Kids at Work Kids at Work
91 weeks ago - Town and gown
Children have been exhibiting building skills with various toys for hundreds of years, but there has been a loyal following of the indelible plastic bricks manufactured by Lego since they first hit the market in 1947. For countless boys and girls, it’s simply a rite of passage when progressing [Read More]
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