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Mike Dawson, Town&Gown

Mike Dawson is a freelance writer in State College.

Articles by Mike Dawson, Town&Gown

There's Work to Be Done in Winter There's Work to Be Done in Winter
158 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
160 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
171 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
173 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]
A Town and a Tradition A Town and a Tradition
195 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Dawson, Town&Gown
A story passed down for generations, Boalsburg's heritage as the possible birthplace of Memorial Day comes into new light thanks to years of work by four local researchers. [Read More]
A Town and a Tradition A Town and a Tradition
198 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Dawson, Town&Gown
A story passed down for generations, Boalsburg's heritage as the possible birthplace of Memorial Day comes into new light thanks to years of work by four local researchers. [Read More]
A Town and a Tradition A Town and a Tradition
200 weeks ago - Town and gown
Every year, Boalsburg celebrates its Memorial Day heritage that’s well-known to locals. As the story goes, during the Civil War, three women decorated soldiers’ graves at the cemetery in Boalsburg in the fall of 1864. The following year, they returned to the cemetery, along with people [Read More]
Not Your Common Education Not Your Common Education
269 weeks ago - Town and gown
Students in classrooms across Centre County this school year are being asked to use their brains to think deeper, analyze more, and consider different ways of solving problems. For example, instead of drilling multiplication tables, such as 6 times 6, 6 times 7, and so on, elementary students may [Read More]
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