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Mark Brackenbury, Town&Gown

Mark Brackenbury, Town&Gown

Articles by Mark Brackenbury, Town&Gown

Letter from the Editor: Driving to a Bygone Era Letter from the Editor: Driving to a Bygone Era
4 days ago - Town and gown
On a beautiful, warm summer night earlier this season, my wife and I took a trip back in time: We headed to the drive-in. In this Summer of COVID, we have to get creative in finding entertainment. Sometimes, it’s right in front of us – or, in this case, a pleasant 40-minute drive along [Read More]
Q&A with Terry Watson, of Strategies for Justice, on Working for Change Q&A with Terry Watson, of Strategies for Justice, on Working for Change
4 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mark Brackenbury, Town&Gown
Terry Watson’s family has a rich history in law enforcement. Their experiences helped inspire Watson, of State College, to develop a speakers bureau called Battle with Moses People to spark dialogue on inequities inside and outside of law enforcement. Last year, Watson founded Strategies for Justi [Read More]
Q&A with State College Mayor Ron Filippelli, on efforts toward racial equity   Q&A with State College Mayor Ron Filippelli, on efforts toward racial equity
5 weeks ago - Town and gown
It’s been an eventful stretch since Ron Filippelli was sworn-in as State College mayor in December. Filippelli, the ceremonial head of the municipality and something of a public ambassador, has helped the borough respond to the coronavirus pandemic and the heightened calls for racial equity [Read More]
Q&A with Terry Watson, of Strategies for Justice, on working for change Q&A with Terry Watson, of Strategies for Justice, on working for change
5 weeks ago - Town and gown
Terry Watson’s family has a rich history in law enforcement. His great-grandfather Moses P. Cobb was the first black police officer to have a full career in New York City. His great-uncle Samuel Battle was the first African-American detective in the NYPD. Their experiences helped inspire [Read More]
Letter from the Editor: Big Shoes Dropping   Letter from the Editor: Big Shoes Dropping
5 weeks ago - Town and gown
The news was delivered with little fanfare on a quiet Sunday evening, June 14. But its impact is huge. Penn State leaders announced that the university will resume in-person classes for the fall semester, which begins August 24. After a hiatus that stretches to the weekend of March 6 – when [Read More]
Celebrating, Independently: 4th Fest’s neighborhood fireworks shows will allow the community to enjoy the holiday without the big crowds   Celebrating, Independently: 4th Fest’s neighborhood fireworks shows will allow the community to enjoy the holiday without the big crowds
6 weeks ago - Town and gown
Organizers of the Central PA 4th Fest are bringing community members together in celebration of Independence Day this year – while keeping them apart. The 4th Fest had planned to take its celebration to a “whole new level,” with even more impressive entertainment and grander [Read More]
Letter from the Editor: 2020 Visions Letter from the Editor: 2020 Visions
10 weeks ago - Town and gown
A few observations while looking forward to my next haircut…   On a short hike at Bald Eagle State Park on sunny Mother’s Day, we saw a couple of small groups – they appeared to be families – picnicking at separate outdoor pavilions, safely apart. We enjoyed the [Read More]
Letter from the Editor: Extraordinary, But Typical   Letter from the Editor: Extraordinary, But Typical
14 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
18 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
23 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]
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