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Mark Brackenbury, Town&Gown

Mark Brackenbury, Town&Gown

Articles by Mark Brackenbury, Town&Gown

Letter from the Editor: Extraordinary, But Typical   Letter from the Editor: Extraordinary, But Typical
4 weeks ago - Town and gown
There’s nothing typical about this issue of Town&Gown, just as there’s nothing typical about this time in which we are living. As I write this, I haven’t set foot in our South Allen Street offices in about three weeks. The mess of papers on my desk undoubtedly remains [Read More]
Letter from the Editor: Challenging Days Letter from the Editor: Challenging Days
9 weeks ago - Town and gown
Anyone who spends much time in State College is familiar with the downtown rhythms: Students hurriedly making their way along busy sidewalks and across College Avenue during the school year. Streets, restaurants, and shops buzzing with people on fall football weekends, as the party vibe dominates. [Read More]
Q&A with Ellen Matis on Studio 1795, the New Coworking and Event Space in Bellefonte Q&A with Ellen Matis on Studio 1795, the New Coworking and Event Space in Bellefonte
13 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mark Brackenbury, Town&Gown
To say that Ellen Matis has played an active role in Bellefonte since moving to the community in 2017 would be something of an understatement. [Read More]
Letter from the Editor: Trivia Pursuit Letter from the Editor: Trivia Pursuit
13 weeks ago - Town and gown
I’m always game for a good trivia question. Jeopardy is practically appointment television in our household, and the DVR is set to “record series” for those times when we’re out or doing other things at 7 p.m. Ken Jennings or James Holzhauer I am most definitely not, but [Read More]
Q&A with Ellen Matis on Studio 1795, the new coworking and event space in Bellefonte Q&A with Ellen Matis on Studio 1795, the new coworking and event space in Bellefonte
17 weeks ago - Town and gown
To say that Ellen Matis has played an active role in Bellefonte since moving to the community in 2017 would be something of an understatement. Matis launched her digital marketing agency, Hello Social Co., in town, becoming the first member of the Bellefonte SpringBoard business incubator. In the [Read More]
Letter from the Editor: Dodging ‘Snowmageddon’   Letter from the Editor: Dodging ‘Snowmageddon’
18 weeks ago - Town and gown
I’m one of those adults who thinks it seemed to snow a lot more when I was a kid than it does now. I’ve never been that guy telling the kids I walked five miles through snow drifts on my way to elementary school. But as the Blizzard of 1978 bore down on the University of Rhode Island [Read More]
Letter from the Editor: Exploring Family History Letter from the Editor: Exploring Family History
22 weeks ago - Town and gown
My attempts at mapping my family history have been scattershot at best. Growing up, it was generally understood by my family – the Brackenburys and the Kings (my mom’s maiden name) – that our ancestors hailed from England. Details beyond that were scant, at least to me. Like a [Read More]
Snapshot: Bellefonte collection features rare array of mint Matchbox and other die-cast vehicles Snapshot: Bellefonte collection features rare array of mint Matchbox and other die-cast vehicles
26 weeks ago - Town and gown
For anyone who collected Matchbox cars as a kid, a walk around Christian Bechdel’s elaborate display is a fascinating trip back in time. But for Bechdel, it’s much more than that; it’s a 50-year labor of love. Bechdel has more than 13,000 die-cast vehicles on display in his small [Read More]
Letter from the Editor: Nothing Makes Time Fly like a Deadline Letter from the Editor: Nothing Makes Time Fly like a Deadline
26 weeks ago - Town and gown
There is a certain rhythm to life that can be both scary and reassuring. The busier we are and the older we get, the faster the world seems to careen past us. Life’s mile-markers – seasons, holidays, birthdays, anniversaries, vacations – help take us from one year to the next, [Read More]
Q&A with Pearl Gluck, on the Inaugural Centre Film Festival Q&A with Pearl Gluck, on the Inaugural Centre Film Festival
30 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mark Brackenbury, Town&Gown
The historic Rowland Theatre in Philipsburg will be home to the inaugural Centre Film Festival the weekend of November 8-10. The festival, with the theme “Stories at the Rowland,” will showcase six award-winning feature films, a world premiere, eight award-winning short films, and new work by ar [Read More]
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