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Nadine Kofman, Town&Gown

Nadine Kofman is a native Centre Countian and historian.

Articles by Nadine Kofman, Town&Gown

About Town: An exit and an entrance at Boal Barn Playhouse About Town: An exit and an entrance at Boal Barn Playhouse
4 weeks ago - Town and gown
Our Boal Barn T-shirts are now both a blast from the past and a harbinger of summer playbills to come. State College Community Theatre (SCCT), now pursuing a year-round direction, has put on arena plays at the Boal Barn Playhouse for 53 of its 59 years — opening June 26, 1959, with Tovarich, [Read More]
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About Town: Making a Name for Themselves About Town: Making a Name for Themselves
22 weeks ago - Town and gown
Around here, even the name “Smith” is likely to be uncommon. It is, of course, a very important name for the Penn State Arboretum. Of the 400 Smiths in our telephone book, there are others of particular note.  Over in Lemont, for instance, are Ron and Sue Smith — synonymous [Read More]
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About Town: No Wasted Food About Town: No Wasted Food
29 weeks ago - Town and gown
Good intentions don’t accomplish much. My heart has spent decades flipping piles of waste into mulch.   Six months ago, salvation — in the form of the new borough food-recycling program — came to right-thinking (but not necessarily doing) State Collegians. We were saved from [Read More]
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About Town: State College Floral Shoppe closes About Town: State College Floral Shoppe closes
56 weeks ago - Town and gown
According to the calendar, spring may be busting out all over, but the blooms have all closed at 127 West Beaver Avenue in State College. Given family-health distractions, coupled with a rent increase, the State College Floral Shoppe passed into history alongside 2012. As that year ended, so did [Read More]
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About Town: Field of Distinction About Town: Field of Distinction
62 weeks ago - Town and gown
In how many small cities would you be able to point out that the high school stadium is close to the downtown? [Read More]
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About Town: Duffy’s New Owners About Town: Duffy’s New Owners
69 weeks ago - Town and gown
Cozy Duffy’s Tavern in Boalsburg is polished up for another Christmas. It has seen a lot of them in its nearly 200 years. This one is in the hands of new owners, Tracey and Darren Moriarty, a Boalsburg couple in their early 40s. [Read More]
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About Town:Camera Shop closes its doors About Town:Camera Shop closes its doors
82 weeks ago - Town and gown
The Camera Shop, a pop-and-pop (not to be confused with a mom-and-pop) operation, closed two months ago after 41 years. It leaves its relatively new neighbor, Jim’s Army & Navy Surplus Store, as the senior business in the 1920s stucco building. The small shop at 311 West Beaver Avenue [Read More]
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About Town: Movin' on Down About Town: Movin' on Down
88 weeks ago - Town and gown
Downtown State College’s only bookstore has gone underground. In the creeping age of Kindles, perhaps Webster’s is ahead of its time. [Read More]
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