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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

Leader of the Band Leader of the Band
5 days ago - Town and gown
It’s not the most ideal season for the Penn State Blue Band to be breaking in a new director. With the football team having five home games in five weeks, from September 12 to October 10, the band must have five unique halftime shows perfected and ready to perform for those games. The good [Read More]
Letter from the Editor Letter from the Editor
5 days ago - Town and gown
We obviously celebrate a new year each January 1, but, in a lot of ways, each September also feels like the start of a new year. It’s the start of a new school year, a new year of Penn State football, and new years for many arts organizations, including the Center for thePerforming Arts at [Read More]
5 Questions with Shirley Heidrich, Centre County Grange Fair director and chair of the entertainment department 5 Questions with Shirley Heidrich, Centre County Grange Fair director and chair of the entertainment department
5 weeks ago - Town and gown
The 141st Centre County Grange Fair runs August 21-29, and the headlining entertainment is already scheduled thanks in part to Shirley Heidrich, who has worked on the board of the fair for more than 20 years. Heidrich is chair of the entertainment department and helps bring in the acts that take [Read More]
Letter from the Editor Letter from the Editor
5 weeks ago - Town and gown
School budgets. School choice. Charter schools. New school buildings. Common core. Some of the most passionate debates people in our county have — and people all over the country have — concerns education. And actually, that’s probably a good thing becausewe are, after all, [Read More]
High Performance Housing Tour ready for second year High Performance Housing Tour ready for second year
6 weeks ago - Town and gown
Having a home that is energy efficient is becoming more of a priority for homeowners across the country. On Saturday, August 1, Centre County residents will have a chance to tour some homes that have been constructed or renovated to be energy efficient. Local realtor Scot Chambers has organized the [Read More]
Q&A with JazzPA President Catherine Dupuis Q&A with JazzPA President Catherine Dupuis
6 weeks ago - Town and gown
Catherine Dupuis blames her parents for why she’s so passionate about jazz. The music of Stan Getz, Louis Armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald, and other jazz greats filled her parents’ home while she was growing up. Besides being an established jazz vocalist herself these days, Dupuis also is [Read More]
Letter from the Editor Letter from the Editor
9 weeks ago - Town and gown
This region loves and supports the arts year-round, but July is the month when the art scene in Happy Valley just explodes. The visual arts are, of course, showcased in the Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts, People’s Choice Festival, and now the newLemont Fest. Music is highlighted at [Read More]
Letter from the Editor Letter from the Editor
14 weeks ago - Town and gown
It’s summertime! As you can see from our cover photo, kids in Happy Valley are ready for school to be out and summer vacations to begin. Just the word “summertime” is enough to cause a smile and conjure up images of beaches, pools, amusement parks, baseballgames, and barbecues. [Read More]
Letter from the Editor Letter from the Editor
18 weeks ago - Town and gown
Frequently, I have used this space to write about the aspects of life here in Happy Valley that make it such a great place to live and why I’m proud to call it Home. This time of year offers some great examples. One simple reason is the fact that we’re in the middle of spring and can [Read More]
Bringing Home to Work Bringing Home to Work
22 weeks ago - Town and gown
On April 23, moms, dads, children, and businesses around the country will participate in the 22nd Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day. The program started in 1993 as Take Our Daughters to Work Day, but expanded to include boys 10 years later. It occurs every year on the fourth Thursday in [Read More]
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