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Mark Brackenbury, Town&Gown

Mark Brackenbury, Town&Gown

Articles by Mark Brackenbury, Town&Gown

Letter from the Editor: Reaching New Heights   Letter from the Editor: Reaching New Heights
3 weeks ago - Town and gown
A recent vacation trip to St. Maarten gave me a renewed appreciation for University Park Airport. A 12-minute drive to the airport is a beautiful thing when you have a flight that leaves just after 6 in the morning. It’s hard to beat parking about 20 yards from the terminal and then breezing [Read More]
Central PA 4th Fest puts on an outsized Independence Day celebration months in the making, thanks to dedicated residents who donate their time – and more Central PA 4th Fest puts on an outsized Independence Day celebration months in the making, thanks to dedicated residents who donate their time – and more
8 weeks ago - Town and gown
Frank Savino is a patriotic guy, and the Fourth of July has always been his favorite holiday. For nearly 25 years, Savino has enjoyed watching fireworks with family and friends at the Central PA 4th Fest. Before the 2014 show, Savino had a thought. “I had an idea for 31 words that I'd like [Read More]
Letter from the Editor: Nadine Kofman taught us through her writing  Letter from the Editor: Nadine Kofman taught us through her writing
8 weeks ago - Town and gown
One sure trait of an old-school journalist is a blunt way with words. Direct, economical, no pretense. And always looking to inform. That was Nadine Kofman’s style, and it was one of the things I enjoyed about working with her. Nadine, who passed away March 30 at the age of 75, wrote the [Read More]
Letter from the Editor: It’s the Guys’ Turn Letter from the Editor: It’s the Guys’ Turn
11 weeks ago - Town and gown
In March, we celebrated some of the remarkable women who make Centre County such a great place to live. This month, some of the men who make this community special get their turn in the spotlight, beginning on page 60. It’s also a good time to meet the men in our office who – along with [Read More]
Q&A with Doug Loviscky and Jeanne Knouse on the New SCASD Mental Health Matters Fund Q&A with Doug Loviscky and Jeanne Knouse on the New SCASD Mental Health Matters Fund
12 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mark Brackenbury, Town&Gown
Some alarming data in 2015 from the Pennsylvania Youth Survey prompted the State College Area School District to take action. Now, the district will take things a step further, thanks to the creation of a dedicated fund, Mental Health Matters, through the SCASD Education Foundation. [Read More]
Q&A with Doug Loviscky and Jeanne Knouse on the new SCASD Mental Health Matters Fund Q&A with Doug Loviscky and Jeanne Knouse on the new SCASD Mental Health Matters Fund
15 weeks ago - Town and gown
Some alarming data in 2015 from the Pennsylvania Youth Survey prompted the State College Area School District to take action.   According to anonymous responses, 40 percent of students in grade 12 reported feeling that “life wasn’t worth living.”  The district took [Read More]
Letter from the Editor: Celebrating Remarkable Women Letter from the Editor: Celebrating Remarkable Women
15 weeks ago - Town and gown
Each March, we feature a special section in Town&Gown celebrating just some of the remarkable women of Centre County. Many of those highlighted naturally have high-profile positions, but we know that for each one of those outstanding women, there are many more doing great work, often behind the [Read More]
Letter from the Editor: A Meeting at a Courthouse Letter from the Editor: A Meeting at a Courthouse
20 weeks ago - Town and gown
I met my wife at a libel trial. Thankfully, neither of us was on trial. I was covering the case for a local newspaper in Connecticut, and Paula, a reporter at a different paper, had been called to testify. The introduction outside the courthouse was brief and our paths did not cross again for a [Read More]
Letter from the Editor: A Community Challenge   Letter from the Editor: A Community Challenge
24 weeks ago - Town and gown
Nearly two years ago, I wrote a story for The Centre County Gazette – part of a series the paper did on the opioid crisis – that really stuck with me. The article reported on the experience of EMTs on the front lines of the crisis. If you’ve followed the issue at all on a national [Read More]
Q&A with Ram M. Narayanan, on Helping to Develop the Region as a ‘High-Tech Magnet’ Q&A with Ram M. Narayanan, on Helping to Develop the Region as a ‘High-Tech Magnet’
25 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mark Brackenbury, Town&Gown
Penn State researchers are collaborating with local radio-frequency and wireless-technology companies to help enhance each other’s work, an effort that may ultimately result in more high-tech job opportunities here. [Read More]
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