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Bernard A. Oravec, Town&Gown

Bernard A. Oravec, Town&Gown

Articles by Bernard A. Oravec, Town&Gown

Letter from the Publisher: October Skies Letter from the Publisher: October Skies
2 weeks ago - Town and gown
October produces some of the most beautiful skies of the year. The striking blues and grays balanced against a hazy white create the perfect canvas to highlight a wide palette of fall colors. Very rarely will you find a clear sunny day in Happy Valley during October. Most of the paintings and [Read More]
Letter from the Publisher: See You in September   Letter from the Publisher: See You in September
7 weeks ago - Town and gown
The students have returned to campus and another football season is upon us. Only a few universities across our great country can match the pageantry of a Penn State football weekend. The annual ritual of alumni and fans returning to Happy Valley, all decked out in blue and white, never gets old. I [Read More]
Letter from the Publisher: Chasing the Last of the Summer Lightning Bugs Letter from the Publisher: Chasing the Last of the Summer Lightning Bugs
12 weeks ago - Town and gown
August is a funny month, part summer and part fall. While the temperature remains extremely hot throughout, by mid-month attention has already turned to school and football.  As a boy, I enjoyed many carefree August days exploring the woods near our Johnstown home. Drinking from cold mountain [Read More]
Letter from the Publisher: Come Together   Letter from the Publisher: Come Together
15 weeks ago - Town and gown
Fifty years ago, on July 20, 1969, Apollo 11 landed the first men on the moon, accomplishing a monumental and unifying close to a turbulent and divisive decade. When astronaut Neil Armstrong stated, “That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind,” he eloquently summed [Read More]
Letter from the Publisher: The Longest Day   Letter from the Publisher: The Longest Day
20 weeks ago - Town and gown
D-Day, June 6, 1944, was the beginning of the end of Hitler’s Third Reich. On that day, the largest military armada the world had ever known set its sights on Nazi Occupied France. From the air and from the sea, Allied soldiers stormed the beaches and small towns of Normandy, paying for every [Read More]
Letter from the Publisher: The Call of the Drum Letter from the Publisher: The Call of the Drum
25 weeks ago - Town and gown
Drumming is in my blood. It’s been 45 years since I first picked up a pair of drumsticks. Rhythm was introduced to me at a very early age, through the pounding beat of the steel mills and railroads near my Johnstown home. Every night I would fall asleep to the thunder of the hydraulic hammer. [Read More]
Letter from the Publisher: The Penn State Glee Club Letter from the Publisher: The Penn State Glee Club
28 weeks ago - Town and gown
It’s April! We welcome more daylight and warmer weather to Happy Valley. The annual Blue-White Game, previewing this year’s football team, will take place on Saturday, April 13. That night, the Penn State Glee Club will be celebrating with a special 130th anniversary concert, solidifying [Read More]
Letter from the Publisher: March Memories   Letter from the Publisher: March Memories
32 weeks ago - Town and gown
As we enter the final weeks of a brutally cold and downright bizarre winter, our thoughts turn to spring. To most residents of central Pennsylvania, St. Patrick’s Day marks the end of winter. While snow likely will occur after that date, the threat of extreme cold will have passed. Warmer [Read More]
Letter from the Publisher: Back in the Community that I Love   Letter from the Publisher: Back in the Community that I Love
37 weeks ago - Town and gown
It has been only about a month since I was officially named publisher at Barash Media and Town&Gown. In this very short period of time, I have learned just how much I don’t know. Having served for the past 10 years as publisher of the Williamsport Sun-Gazette, a daily newspaper, it was [Read More]
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