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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

Fresh Air Fund Host Families in Centre County Help Change Children's Lives Fresh Air Fund Host Families in Centre County Help Change Children's Lives
2 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - David Pencek, Town&Gown
Sitting around a campfire and roasting marshmallows isn’t a popular summer tradition in the East Flatbush section of Brooklyn, New York, where Crissy, now 9, lives. Neither are catching fireflies and walking in grass in bare feet, both of which Crissy experienced for the first time when she stayed [Read More]
Fresh Air Fund host families in Centre County help change children's lives Fresh Air Fund host families in Centre County help change children's lives
3 weeks ago - Town and gown
Mary Henry, fund representative for Centre, Mifflin, and Juniata counties, says about 15 “Fresh Air” children visit Centre County each year, usually in July and August. [Read More]
5 Questions with Dave Saxe, Producing and Artistic Director of Nittany Theatre at the Barn 5 Questions with Dave Saxe, Producing and Artistic Director of Nittany Theatre at the Barn
11 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - David Pencek, Town&Gown
While the Boal Barn Playhouse is one of the oldest arena barn theaters in the country, it’s been just three years since Dave Saxe took over as producing and artistic director of Nittany Theatre at the Barn. The third season began in late April with the first production of the 2017 season, Church B [Read More]
Town&Gown's Home 2017 Town&Gown's Home 2017
12 weeks ago - Town and gown
Read this year's edition of Town&Gown's Home here.     [Read More]
5 Questions with Dave Saxe, producing and artistic director of Nittany Theatre at the Barn 5 Questions with Dave Saxe, producing and artistic director of Nittany Theatre at the Barn
12 weeks ago - Town and gown
While the Boal Barn Playhouse is one of the oldest arena barn theaters in the country, it’s been just three years since Dave Saxe took over as producing and artistic director of Nittany Theatre at the Barn. The third season began in late April with the first production of the 2017 season, [Read More]
Letter from the Editor Letter from the Editor
12 weeks ago - Town and gown
Back when I was a Penn State student (and the one year I was a freelance writer based in State College), this area was a place I lived, but I never really considered it my home. For the past nearly 12 years, however, this has been a place I can proudly call my home. And thanks to this [Read More]
5 Questions with Sarah Jarosz 5 Questions with Sarah Jarosz
14 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - David Pencek, Town&Gown
Two months ago, Jarosz took home two Grammy Awards — Best Folk Album and Best American Roots Performance, which she earned for her single “House of Mercy.” Jarosz visits State College this month and will perform April 19 at the State Theatre. She took time to talk about her Grammy wins and lif [Read More]
Letter from the Editor Letter from the Editor
16 weeks ago - Town and gown
It was last April when I had first noticed it. When I signed onto Facebook and all these people I know had posted photos of their brothers and/or sisters and wrote some loving message about them. It was National Siblings Day, something I didn’t know existed. At first I thought this [Read More]
5 Questions with Sarah Jarosz 5 Questions with Sarah Jarosz
16 weeks ago - Town and gown
Maybe it’s fitting that Undercurrent, the fourth album from singer-songwriter Sarah Jarosz, represents sort of a graduation for her into stardom. Jarosz wrote many of the songs for the album as she was transitioning from graduating from the New England Conservatory of Music to moving to New [Read More]
5 Questions with Stacey Lee, Author of Under A Painted Sky 5 Questions with Stacey Lee, Author of Under A Painted Sky
19 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - David Pencek, Town&Gown
This year’s Centre County Reads book selection, Under A Painted Sky, takes place in 1845. The young adult fiction novel features Sammy, a Chinese American girl, and Annamae, an African American slave girl. The two disguise themselves as boys and set off alone on the Oregon Trail in search of famil [Read More]
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