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Mark Brackenbury, Town&Gown

Mark Brackenbury, Town&Gown

Articles by Mark Brackenbury, Town&Gown

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
4 days 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
4 days 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
5 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]
Q&A with Pearl Gluck,  on the inaugural Centre Film Festival Q&A with Pearl Gluck, on the inaugural Centre Film Festival
5 weeks ago - Town and gown
A slice of Cannes is coming to central Pennsylvania this month. 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 [Read More]
Letter from the Editor: A Valley of Change   Letter from the Editor: A Valley of Change
5 weeks ago - Town and gown
Let’s call it a tale of two weekends, and one very changeable – and adaptable – valley. On the clear, cool Sunday morning of October 13, I did something I must sheepishly admit to never having done before: I climbed Mount Nittany. Now, the legions of central Pennsylvanians and [Read More]
Letter from the Editor: Stoking the Pride Letter from the Editor: Stoking the Pride
10 weeks ago - Town and gown
I have lots of habits that understandably try my wife’s patience. This time of year, for example, there are the minutes – OK, maybe hours – spent each week on my phone, researching and adjusting the lineups of my fantasy football teams. While she enjoys football too, she’s [Read More]
After getting some expert help from golf legend Arnold Palmer, The Village at Penn State opens a first-of-its-kind park   After getting some expert help from golf legend Arnold Palmer, The Village at Penn State opens a first-of-its-kind park
10 weeks ago - Town and gown
When Liberty Lutheran purchased The Village at Penn State in 2012, leaders began looking at ways to add more amenities to the senior living community. Dave DeLuca, Liberty’s director of real estate development, “took a shot out of the blue.” Years earlier, DeLuca had worked with [Read More]
Letter from the Editor: Recognizing Greatness   Letter from the Editor: Recognizing Greatness
14 weeks ago - Town and gown
As Penn State kicked off its 1995 football season, one fashion statement at Beaver Stadium struck a chord with me. It was a shirt featuring helmets of the Nittany Lions and the Nebraska Cornhuskers, one facemask facing the other. Underneath were these words: ANY TIME! ANY PLACE!! The shirt [Read More]
Q&A with Jon Downs, Director of State College Area School District’s Delta Program Q&A with Jon Downs, Director of State College Area School District’s Delta Program
16 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mark Brackenbury, Town&Gown
The State College Area School District’s Delta Program is on the move. Students and staff will have a new home as the school year begins, leaving the longtime space in the Fairmount Building downtown for new quarters at the high school on Westerly Parkway. [Read More]
Letter from the Editor: It’s Getting Late Early   Letter from the Editor: It’s Getting Late Early
19 weeks ago - Town and gown
Yogi Berra once famously said, “It gets late early out there.” Yogi wasn’t speaking of August, but his words certainly apply. It seems like summer just ramped up, but our thoughts are quickly turning to fall. To me, there’s no better time of year around here, so that’s [Read More]
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