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Skilled Hands: These Centre County Artisans’ Occupations Are Old School, but Still in Demand Skilled Hands: These Centre County Artisans’ Occupations Are Old School, but Still in Demand
7 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Karen Walker, Town&Gown
We tracked down a few local artisans who are still practicing some “lost art” trades. Some found their way to their trade through family, some through formal education, some through a combination of both. Some have made a life and career out of their trade, while for others it is more of a secon [Read More]
Skilled Hands: These Centre County artisans’ occupations are old school, but still in demand Skilled Hands: These Centre County artisans’ occupations are old school, but still in demand
11 weeks ago - Town and gown
In a digital world filled with disposable goods, skilled artisans who work with their hands are becoming increasingly rare. The desire to develop tangible, tactile skills seems to have been replaced by the ease withwhich we can purchase whatever we need with the push of a button. Trades that used [Read More]
Down East in Centre County Down East in Centre County
18 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Karen Walker, Town&Gown
In August 2017, Shaun Knight and Christa Stofferahn opened Maine Bay & Berry, and since then, Knight has been making the 12-hour trek to Maine three or four times each month to bring back fresh seafood straight from New England to State College. [Read More]
Down East in Centre County: Maine Bay & Berry brings a New England flavor to The Barn at Lemont Down East in Centre County: Maine Bay & Berry brings a New England flavor to The Barn at Lemont
20 weeks ago - Town and gown
It’s tough being a seafood lover living in landlocked central Pennsylvania. While local supermarkets and restaurants have expanded their seafood offerings over the years, one can never be sure just how long fish has been in the freezer, or just what varieties of seafood will be available at [Read More]
Jumping in Heart First: Bellefonte Native Gives Couple the Ultimate Gift Through Surrogacy Jumping in Heart First: Bellefonte Native Gives Couple the Ultimate Gift Through Surrogacy
21 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Karen Walker, Town&Gown
Talk to Shevel Simonetti for more than five minutes, and it immediately becomes clear: she’s a giver. [Read More]
Jumping in Heart First: Bellefonte native gives couple the ultimate gift through surrogacy   Jumping in Heart First: Bellefonte native gives couple the ultimate gift through surrogacy
24 weeks ago - Town and gown
Talk to Shevel Simonetti for more than five minutes, and it immediately becomes clear: she’s a giver. [Read More]
‘Serenity Space’: The Lady Lion Basketball Cancer Resource Center Provides Comfort for Patients and Families ‘Serenity Space’: The Lady Lion Basketball Cancer Resource Center Provides Comfort for Patients and Families
27 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Karen Walker, Town&Gown
A cancer diagnosis can seem like the beginning of a long, lonely journey. Fortunately, thanks to funding from the Pennsylvania Pink Zone, cancer patients in Centre County have The Lady Lion Basketball Cancer Resource Center in the Lance and Ellen Shaner Cancer Pavilion at Mount Nittany Medical Cente [Read More]
‘Serenity Space’: The Lady Lion Basketball Cancer Resource Center provides comfort for patients and families ‘Serenity Space’: The Lady Lion Basketball Cancer Resource Center provides comfort for patients and families
28 weeks ago - Town and gown
A cancer diagnosis can seem like the beginning of a long, lonely journey. A patient who has just been told by their doctor that they have cancer is suddenly thrust into a world filled with unfamiliar medical terms, difficult decisions, and perhaps a lot of fear – of the unknown, of the effect [Read More]
Alternative Christmas Fair Honors the Spirit of the Season Alternative Christmas Fair Honors the Spirit of the Season
33 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Karen Walker, Town&Gown
Anyone seeking the true spirit of Christmas needs to look no further than the University Baptist and Brethren Church’s annual Alternative Christmas Fair in State College. [Read More]
Alternative Christmas Fair Alternative Christmas Fair
37 weeks ago - Town and gown
For 35 years, church’s fair has offered a charitable alternative to traditional Christmas giving [Read More]
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