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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

Letter from the Editor Letter from the Editor
5 weeks ago - Town and gown
This month’s issue of Town&Gown is devoted, in large part, to family fun. Starting on page 28, you’ll read about some of the wonderful places to visit and great activities to enjoy with your family. The stories show, once again, how special Centre County is! But, if you’ll [Read More]
Letter from the Editor Letter from the Editor
9 weeks ago - Town and gown
It’s scary being a parent. Since I became a two-time father last summer, you’d think I would already have known that. These days, the “scary” my wife and I usually deal with is the “innocent” kind — putting up barricades near our steps so Nathan, our [Read More]
Six Pack for the Week Six Pack for the Week
10 weeks ago - Town and gown
Entertainment and sports highlights for the weekend and coming week: Honoring Our Fallen Heroes: It’s Memorial Weekend, of course, which means Boalsburg is the place the be. The town celebrates its 150th anniversary of its holding the first Memorial Day. Tribute Show: The Pennsylvania [Read More]
Letter from the Editor Letter from the Editor
14 weeks ago - Town and gown
It comes around each May — a sure sign of spring. Thousands of Penn State students put on their caps and gowns and officially become alumni of the university. They bid a fond farewell to the place they’ve spent their formative years, and will hopefully leave as better people — [Read More]
Letter from the Editor Letter from the Editor
18 weeks ago - Town and gown
Last year, 16 runners from our area traveled to Boston represent- ing the best in men and women. They went to run in the Boston Marathon, and in support of Centre Volunteers in Medicine, the local organization that provides free health services to Centre County residents who have no health [Read More]
A Love Story Captured in Bottles A Love Story Captured in Bottles
22 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]
Letter from the Editor Letter from the Editor
22 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]
A Return Home A Return Home
26 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]
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
26 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]
5 Questions with Sutton Foster 5 Questions with Sutton Foster
26 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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