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Kerry Royer, Town&Gown

Kerry Royer is a freelance writer and author. She recently relocated to the State College area from Mount Gretna.

Articles by Kerry Royer, Town&Gown

Spirit of the Season Spirit of the Season
251 weeks ago - Town and gown
Sometimes the simplest of holiday traditions evoke the most heartwarming of family memories. When the cold weather starts to blow into the valley, it’s easy to want to hunker down, but a certain desire to get wrapped up in the holiday spirit pushes people out the door and into the [Read More]
Tapping for Tuition Tapping for Tuition
261 weeks ago - Town and gown
Mike Morse, a Penn State basketball instructor, thought it peculiar when one of his students, Josh Johnson, missed a couple of classes in a row. John- son was a student who worked hard, never took a play off, and led by example, Morse says. As is customary, when students miss a number of classes [Read More]
Health & Wellness: Pool (Fitness) Party Health & Wellness: Pool (Fitness) Party
274 weeks ago - Town and gown
Khaki, a 120-pound Great Dane service dog, stands strong next to the edge of the YMCA pool in State College. Marsha Neiderer, of Centre Hall, who has been diagnosed with primary progressive multiple sclerosis, braces herself against Khaki and maneuvers herself into the water. Once she is in the [Read More]
One with Nature One with Nature
283 weeks ago - Town and gown
“No winter lasts forever; no spring skips its turn.” — Hal Borland, nature writer and journalist After a long, particularly harsh, Pennsylvania winter, thoughts can finally turn to a gentle awakening into warming weather. There are few places better to greet the sunnier days than [Read More]
Not Losing Sight of Living Not Losing Sight of Living
300 weeks ago - Town and gown
State College teenager Devin Adams skis Tussey Mountain in the winter. She surfs in the Atlantic Ocean in the summer. She’s an accomplished horseback rider who participates in state competitions. Just like any other middle schooler, she effortlessly navigates her iPhone to text with friends or [Read More]
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