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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: A New Kitten   Letter from the Publisher: A New Kitten
1 week ago - Town and gown
It’s kitten season. A few weeks ago, we adopted a kitten. One of Diane’s co-workers had taken in a neighborhood stray, only to learn later that the cat was pregnant. In April, she had three beautiful black and white tuxedo kittens. After seeing a photo posted online, we agreed to adopt [Read More]
Letter from the Publisher: Thoughts on Graduation Letter from the Publisher: Thoughts on Graduation
5 weeks ago - Town and gown
For most students, June is traditionally a month best known for the start of summer vacation. For high school seniors, it is the month of graduation. This June will be a little different. Since the onset of the coronavirus, schools in Pennsylvania have been physically closed and all instruction has [Read More]
Letter from the Publisher: Town&Gown is here for you Letter from the Publisher: Town&Gown is here for you
10 weeks ago - Town and gown
Town&Gown will continue to publish our monthly community magazine, in print and online, throughout the current virus crisis. This issue of the magazine contains many stories about how our local community is coming together to overcome this challenge. We hope you find it thoughtful and [Read More]
Letter from the Publisher: An April Like None Other   Letter from the Publisher: An April Like None Other
14 weeks ago - Town and gown
April 2020 begins with a different feel about it. Typically, our region would be excited about warm spring weather and all the activities that accompany it. However, this April is dampened by feelings of apprehension and uncertainty. The COVID-19 virus has many in our area on edge. Many activities [Read More]
Letter from the Publisher: Marching Toward Spring Letter from the Publisher: Marching Toward Spring
19 weeks ago - Town and gown
March is finally upon us. After a relatively mild winter, by central Pennsylvania standards, we are about to enter spring. The spring equinox officially occurs at 11:50 p.m. on Thursday, March 19. Maybe the groundhog was right? It has felt like an early spring throughout February. I have already [Read More]
Artist of the Month: Members of The Extra Miles find joy through songs with heartfelt messages Artist of the Month: Members of The Extra Miles find joy through songs with heartfelt messages
19 weeks ago - Town and gown
The Extra Miles is an acoustic trio from the State College area that combines introspective storytelling with tight vocal harmonies. The trio’s sound could easily be categorized as Americana or folk, but it is much more than that. Their clever interpretations of classic covers show their [Read More]
Letter from the Publisher: Leap into February! Letter from the Publisher: Leap into February!
23 weeks ago - Town and gown
February has an extra day this year, as part of leap year. While this happens every four years, most of us really don’t give it much thought. What is a leap year and why do we need it?   It seems that we need leap years to maintain our current calendar’s alignment with [Read More]
Artist of the Month: Musician Caryn Dixon Is Living Her Dream Artist of the Month: Musician Caryn Dixon Is Living Her Dream
24 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Bernard A. Oravec, Town&Gown
Caryn Dixon is a local professional musician, singer, and songwriter. Her style could be described as indie-pop or indie-folk and her performances are both engaging and enjoyable. Caryn’s influences include Sarah McLachlan, Jewel, Natalie Merchant, Vance Joy, Billie Eilish, the Beatles, and 1990s [Read More]
Artist of the Month: Musician Caryn Dixon is living her dream Artist of the Month: Musician Caryn Dixon is living her dream
27 weeks ago - Town and gown
Caryn Dixon is a local professional musician, singer, and songwriter. Her style could be described as indie-pop or indie-folk and her performances are both engaging and enjoyable. Caryn’s influences include Sarah McLachlan, Jewel, Natalie Merchant, Vance Joy, Billie Eilish, the Beatles, and [Read More]
Letter from the Publisher: You Say You Want a Resolution… Letter from the Publisher: You Say You Want a Resolution…
27 weeks ago - Town and gown
Happy New Year! Can you believe it is 2020? The New Year means a new start. A new list of resolutions to make and break, or maybe not. I have resolved every year for the past 30 to lose weight. Unfortunately, I seem to be going in the other direction. At 6-foot-1 and weighing in at 275 pounds, I [Read More]
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