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Mike Dawson, Town&Gown

Mike Dawson is a freelance writer in State College.

Articles by Mike Dawson, Town&Gown

Answering the Call Answering the Call
16 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Dawson, Town&Gown
Alpha Fire Company volunteers are at the ready, but as the region grows, so does the prospect of a paid fire service. [Read More]
Answering the Call: Alpha volunteers are at the ready, but as the region grows, so does the prospect of a paid fire service Answering the Call: Alpha volunteers are at the ready, but as the region grows, so does the prospect of a paid fire service
17 weeks ago - Town and gown
The call came in to the Alpha Fire Station in downtown State College around 9:20 on a recent weeknight. Dispatchers from the county’s emergency communications center were reporting a wildfire on Susan Lane in Halfmoon Township, about a mile from Stormstown. The initial plan was to send two [Read More]
With Demand Outpacing Supply, Centre County Real Estate Is Red Hot With Demand Outpacing Supply, Centre County Real Estate Is Red Hot
39 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Dawson, Town&Gown
The local real estate market has been on fire in 2018 for sellers, creating intense competition among buyers. Newly listed homes went under contract lightning fast, sometimes before they even made it to the local multiple listing service, or MLS. Sellers entertained multiple offers. Some buyers reso [Read More]
A Market on Fire: With demand outpacing supply, Centre County real estate is red hot A Market on Fire: With demand outpacing supply, Centre County real estate is red hot
42 weeks ago - Town and gown
Homebuyers Mindy Krause and her husband, Brandon, knew the drill. They’d show up at an open house this spring only to learn the home was already sale-pending. Or there were multiple offers on the table, putting them in a tricky situation: Do they quickly make an offer, without much time to [Read More]
Taking Flight: Centre County Residents Are Sending in the Drones for a Bird’s-Eye View Taking Flight: Centre County Residents Are Sending in the Drones for a Bird’s-Eye View
88 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Dawson, Town&Gown
Years ago, self-described “tinkerer” Jorge Jovel had to get creative when he needed aerial video shots for clients of his production company. He’d buy a drone kit or construct one himself, strap a camera onto it, send it up, and hope for the best. [Read More]
Taking Flight: Centre County Residents Are Sending in the Drones For a Bird’s-Eye View Taking Flight: Centre County Residents Are Sending in the Drones For a Bird’s-Eye View
90 weeks ago - Town and gown
Years ago, self-described “tinkerer” Jorge Jovel had to get creative when he needed aerial video shots for clients of his production company. He’d buy a drone kit or construct one himself, strap a camera onto it, send it up, and hope for the best. But those days of improvising [Read More]
There's Work to Be Done in Winter There's Work to Be Done in Winter
132 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Dawson, Town&Gown
In the winter months, farmers tend to their land, animals, and crops, which is integral to keeping their operations going. Here is a look at what some local farmers say keeps them busy this time of year. [Read More]
There's Work to be Done in Winter There's Work to be Done in Winter
134 weeks ago - Town and gown
Over two weekends each October, people from across the area head to Way Fruit Farm’s pumpkin patch. It’s a busy time and place for bucolic Stormstown. Hundreds of cars make temporary parking spaces in the dirt along state Route 550. Area police stop traffic so the steady stream of [Read More]
War Stories War Stories
145 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Dawson, Town&Gown
John Homan says when he meets a P-51 fighter pilot, he says Thanks by buying him a drink. It's a symbolic gesture to the veteran for the gratitude he owed two pilots, unknown to him, who helped saved his life in 1944 during World War II. [Read More]
War Stories War Stories
147 weeks ago - Town and gown
John Homan says when he meets a P-51 fighter pilot, he says Thanks by buying him a drink. It’s a symbolic gesture to the veteran for the gratitude he owed two pilots, unknown to him, who helped saved his life in 1944 during World War II. Homan’s B-24 had just completed a mission to bomb [Read More]
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