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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 Special Veterans Day   Letter from the Publisher: A Special Veterans Day
4 weeks ago - Town and gown
This year marked the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II. The generation of men who fought this war are now all over 90 years old. Their contribution to our freedom cannot be forgotten. Often, when we see the Second World War depicted on television or in the movies, it is an assumed [Read More]
Letter from the Publisher: Falling for October Letter from the Publisher: Falling for October
8 weeks ago - Town and gown
I love the fall. From the beautiful colors of the leaves to the sounds and smells of the crisp night air, no month brings more smiles to my face than October. As a boy, I always enjoyed walking to school in the fall. I can remember jumping into piles of leaves, having acorn battles with my friends, [Read More]
Letter from the Publisher: Time to Move Forward   Letter from the Publisher: Time to Move Forward
12 weeks ago - Town and gown
This September feels a little odd. After a spring and summer lost to coronavirus, many of us thought fall would be the time when things started to get back to normal. It hasn’t, at least not yet. The decision by the Big Ten Conference to cancel the entire football season has left many in our [Read More]
Letter from the Publisher: The End of Summer   Letter from the Publisher: The End of Summer
17 weeks ago - Town and gown
As a boy, August signaled the end of summer vacation, swimming, church picnics, and most Little League baseball. It was now time to start thinking about going back to school. But before that first day of school, there were still lots of things to do. Most of my boyhood summers were spent exploring [Read More]
Letter from the Publisher: A New Kitten   Letter from the Publisher: A New Kitten
21 weeks 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
26 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
30 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
34 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
39 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
39 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]
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