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Articles by Karen Walker, Town&Gown

New facilities help Shaver’s Creek educate the next generation of conservationists New facilities help Shaver’s Creek educate the next generation of conservationists
7 weeks ago - Town and gown
Shaver’s Creek Environmental Center is situated in a tranquil setting so removed from the hubbub of a bustling campus and ongoing construction, it’s easy to forget that this nature-lover’s mecca is a mere 20-minute drive from downtown State College. The nature center, in [Read More]
THON Family Relations Committee Fosters Community of Support for Young Cancer Patients and Their Loved Ones THON Family Relations Committee Fosters Community of Support for Young Cancer Patients and Their Loved Ones
9 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Karen Walker, Town&Gown
The financial support aspect of THON has been well publicized. The emotional support element may not be as well-documented or as easy to quantify, but it is just as vital to THON's purpose – and the family relations committee exists to help the entire THON community uphold that responsibility. [Read More]
Q&A with Shizuka and Sam Buckley, Founders of Giv Local Q&A with Shizuka and Sam Buckley, Founders of Giv Local
11 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Karen Walker, Town&Gown
In June 2018, Shizuka Buckley, her husband, Sam Buckley, and their friend, Christian Baum, launched Giv Local – a State College-based credit card processing company with a socially responsible twist. [Read More]
THON’s family relations committee fosters a community of support for young cancer patients and their loved ones THON’s family relations committee fosters a community of support for young cancer patients and their loved ones
11 weeks ago - Town and gown
“For The Kids.” That simple phrase permeates almost every aspect of Penn State’s THON. You’ll see it on t-shirts and posters, you’ll hear it in the annual line dance lyrics, and you’ll find it abbreviated as ‘FTK’ in just about all THON-related [Read More]
Snapshot: A Classic General Store Has Served the Penns Valley Community for More Than a Century Snapshot: A Classic General Store Has Served the Penns Valley Community for More Than a Century
11 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Karen Walker, Town&Gown
From Millheim’s rise as a flourishing industrial town in the mid-1800s, through the decline of the mills that once sustained it, to the town’s current cultural revitalization, one store has been there through it all, serving the needs of residents and farmers in Penns Valley for well over a cent [Read More]
Q&A with Shizuka and Sam Buckley, founders of Giv Local Q&A with Shizuka and Sam Buckley, founders of Giv Local
16 weeks ago - Town and gown
In June 2018, Shizuka Buckley, her husband, Sam Buckley, and their friend, Christian Baum, launched Giv Local – a State College-based credit card processing company with a socially responsible twist. Giv Local charges businesses a credit card processing rate that is equal to or less than the [Read More]
Snapshot: A classic general store has served the Penns Valley community for more than a century Snapshot: A classic general store has served the Penns Valley community for more than a century
16 weeks ago - Town and gown
From Millheim’s rise as a flourishing industrial town in the mid-1800s, through the decline of the mills that once sustained it, to the town’s current cultural revitalization, one store has been there through it all, serving the needs of residents and farmers in Penns Valley for well [Read More]
New Lungs, New Life New Lungs, New Life
18 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Karen Walker, Town&Gown
After a double lung transplant, Michael Keller is making the most of the opportunity he has been given. [Read More]
Beauty from the Ashes Beauty from the Ashes
19 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Karen Walker, Town&Gown
Even after losing nearly everything in a house fire, the Markle family counts their blessings. [Read More]
Beauty From The Ashes: Even after losing nearly everything in a house fire, the Markle family counts their blessings Beauty From The Ashes: Even after losing nearly everything in a house fire, the Markle family counts their blessings
19 weeks ago - Town and gown
“Unless it’s fatal, it’s no big deal.” That’s the saying on the ceramic plaque that hangs on the burned-out front door of the Gatesburg home of Derec and Maggie Markle. It serves as a reminder to the Markles and their five children that they have much to be grateful [Read More]
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