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David Pencek, Town&Gown

David Pencek is editor of Town&Gown magazine, Town&Gown's Penn State Football Annual, and Town&Gown's Penn State Winter Sports Annual.

Articles by David Pencek, Town&Gown

A Love Story Captured in Bottles A Love Story Captured in Bottles
8 weeks ago - Town and gown
Kathy Brown remembers sitting at a meeting of her grief-support group. A woman in her 70s talked about losing her husband of 43 years, and, despite what seemed like having had a full life with him, she was still bitter and having dif- ficulty accepting his death. “My husband died and I feel [Read More]
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Letter from the Editor Letter from the Editor
8 weeks ago - Town and gown
I never really thought about it when I started attending Penn State football games at the age of six. Nor when I was a student at Penn State in the early 1990s. Nor when I made trips here to cover the Nittany Lions for various newspapers in Pennsylvania. To me, Happy Valley was a great place to [Read More]
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A Return Home A Return Home
12 weeks ago - Town and gown
He describes himself as the “Pennsylvania boy with a Penn State heart,” and coaching the Nittany Lions is his dream job. On January 11, James Franklin saw that dream become a reality as he was hired to become the 16th head coach in Penn State football history. His hiring came nine days [Read More]
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Events: Husband-and-wife duo puts a new twist on classical music and violin playing Events: Husband-and-wife duo puts a new twist on classical music and violin playing
12 weeks ago - Town and gown
Mark and Sally Williams Minnich had performed their version of Bach’s Concerto for 2 Violins, or “Bach Double,” many times to per- fection. The husband-and-wife duo, known as Revamped, does something quite unique during their performance of the piece. Toward the end, the two stand [Read More]
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5 Questions with Sutton Foster 5 Questions with Sutton Foster
12 weeks ago - Town and gown
Sutton Foster won a Tony Award for her performance in Anything Goes — and, right now, that seems to be an apt description for her skyrocketing career. Foster, 38, is already a two-time Tony Award winner (she also won for her performance in Thoroughly Modern Millie). She is now jumping [Read More]
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Letter from the Editor Letter from the Editor
12 weeks ago - Town and gown
To James Franklin and your family, Welcome to Happy Valley! Most in this region — and nearly all Penn State fans across the country — are happy to have you as the new head coach of the Nittany Lions. We know you’ve been going like warp speed since you became head coach in [Read More]
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Letter from the Editor Letter from the Editor
17 weeks ago - Town and gown
I read the e-mail from home on a Sunday. Jaime VanOrden wrote that she was in the hospital and was having a procedure done on Monday, and she wasn’t sure when she would be released, which meant our scheduled meeting that Thursday at Cool Beans Coffee and Tea in Bellefonte could have to be [Read More]
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5 Questions with Chip Davis, founder of Mannheim Steamroller 5 Questions with Chip Davis, founder of Mannheim Steamroller
22 weeks ago - Town and gown
Even though he was told that he shouldn’t do a Christmas album, Chip Davis, founder of Mannheim Steamroller, went ahead and produced Mannheim Steamroller Christmas in 1984. Since then, Davis’s unique take on traditional Christmas carols and tunes can be heard each Christmas season, and [Read More]
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Letter from the Editor Letter from the Editor
22 weeks ago - Town and gown
Amid all the wonderfulness that is the Christmas season, an ongoing and, at times, feisty little debate takes place in my house. The subject pertains to the best Christmas movies of all time — and while I don’t proclaim it to be the best, I always make a point to put Die Hard on the [Read More]
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From Horrors to Happiness From Horrors to Happiness
25 weeks ago - Town and gown
It’s difficult for Katie Beers to hear someone tell her she’s an inspiration, and that her story has helped someone. Those are things she wanted to do when her book Buried Memories was published earlier this year, and something she aspires to do in the future as perhaps a [Read More]
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