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Lori Wilson, Town&Gown

Lori Wilson is a freelance writer living in State College.

Articles by Lori Wilson, Town&Gown

Breaking Barriers Breaking Barriers
12 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Lori Wilson, Town&Gown
When families move to the area from another country because of a job or school, one spouse usually faces more of a challenge to overcome language and cultural barriers and make Happy Valley a home for their families. [Read More]
Breaking Barriers Breaking Barriers
13 weeks ago - Town and gown
Imagine trying to get cable installed at home, or setting up an account at a local bank, or simply ordering lunch at a local restaurant when you can’t read or speak the language. It can be a rather intimidating experience, but it’s one that many international families who move to [Read More]
The Great Outdoor Music Scene The Great Outdoor Music Scene
52 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Lori Wilson, Town&Gown
Any music fan knows that summertime is officially festival season, and you could spend an entire summer caravanning across the country to Bonnaroo, Coachella, and Newport Folk Festival. Outdoor venues across Happy Valley also become pretty festive this time of year. [Read More]
The Great Outdoor Music Scene The Great Outdoor Music Scene
53 weeks ago - Town and gown
Any music fan knows that summertime is officially festival season, and you could spend an entire summer caravanning across the country to Bonnaroo, Coachella, and Newport Folk Festival (to name just a few). Outdoor venues across Happy Valley also become pretty festive this time of year. During any [Read More]
For a Good Clause For a Good Clause
79 weeks ago - Town and gown
On one evening each December, downtown State College becomes awash with folks dressed as Santa Claus, Mrs. Claus, Rudolph, and other holiday characters. They travel from bar to bar, bringing glad tidings — and raising money for a good cause. You may have heard about Santacon, an annual [Read More]
Of Farms, Ice Cream ... and Curing Cancer Of Farms, Ice Cream ... and Curing Cancer
96 weeks ago - Town and gown
As one of the first colleges established at Penn State to support the university’s land- grant mission, the College of Agricultural Sciences awarded its first baccalaureate degrees in 1861. At that time, the college’s primary focus was to apply scientific principles to farming. Today, [Read More]
Finding a Start, Finding a Home Finding a Start, Finding a Home
122 weeks ago - Town and gown
It is true that State College carries the traditional “college town” label, with plenty of activity to offer the thousands of students that come and go through Penn State each year. But for young professionals coming from elsewhere in the country who find themselves in the area either [Read More]
Health & Wellness: Awareness and funds to fight lung cancer Health & Wellness: Awareness and funds to fight lung cancer
135 weeks ago - Town and gown
Kristen Connolly looked to her mother, Barbara, as her mentor and her best friend. They talked on the phone every day, and for nearly 10 years they took annual mother-daughter trips. “My mom and I were very similar,” recalls Connolly, who lives in State College. “We basically had [Read More]
Designing the Perfect Career Designing the Perfect Career
148 weeks ago - Town and gown
World-renowned poster designer. Professor emeritus. Lanny Sommese has certainly earned some impressive titles in his nearly 50-year career. Born in East Moline, Illinois, in 1943, he has been a member of the Penn State faculty since 1970, and has served as a fellow of the Institute for Arts [Read More]
Health & Wellness: New Children’s Advocacy Center Health & Wellness: New Children’s Advocacy Center
178 weeks ago - Town and gown
“Whether it’s justice, healing, or both, we want to focus on what the child needs.” This is the basis of Kristina Taylor-Porter’s vision for Centre County’s first Children’s Advocacy Center (CAC), set to open early in 2014. Not only motivated by the challenge to [Read More]
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