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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: What’s Where Here? About Town: What’s Where Here?
3 weeks ago - Town and gown
Whether coming back permanently or for a weekend, former State College residents must be startled when they discover that, anymore, they don’t know what’s where here. Mercantile pillars remain the same. But what was at one time a full-service downtown hasn’t been that for many [Read More]
About Town: Christopher Kent About Town: Christopher Kent
10 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Nadine Kofman, Town&Gown
Christopher Kent — a Patton Township resident who is six feet, five inches tall — is sort of invisible. He is a lifelong musical performer who has made few public appearances since moving here — becoming mainly a “digital performer.” His original songs — many of which are currently on th [Read More]
About Town: Christopher Kent About Town: Christopher Kent
11 weeks ago - Town and gown
Christopher Kent — a Patton Township resident who is six feet, five inches tall — is sort of invisible. He is a lifelong musical performer who has made few public appearances since moving here — becoming mainly a “digital performer.” His original songs — many of [Read More]
About Town: School district makes decision on old school building About Town: School district makes decision on old school building
28 weeks ago - Town and gown
As everyone knows, football is seasonal, history isn’t. But the decision on the Nittany Avenue school building wasn’t that simple.  The fate of the State College Area School District’s oldest recognized elementary school building (built in 1924 as its fifth- through [Read More]
Outreach Efforts from CentrePeace Offer the Gift of Hope Outreach Efforts from CentrePeace Offer the Gift of Hope
35 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Nadine Kofman, Town&Gown
This major project isn't what the public sees at CentrePeace. What's most visible is a 15,000-square-foot store with thousands of donated used items, open six days a week, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Housewares crowd the second floor, furniture the ground-floor — dotted (as of this writing) with such [Read More]
About Town: Outreach efforts from CentrePeace offer the gift of hope About Town: Outreach efforts from CentrePeace offer the gift of hope
38 weeks ago - Town and gown
The greeting card’s message isn’t unusual at this time of year: “The gift of love, “The gift of peace, “The gift of happiness . . . May all these gifts be yours This Christmas” Each is decorated with an original drawing by one of a host of volunteers of all [Read More]
Centre Region Senior Center Moving to Bigger Space Centre Region Senior Center Moving to Bigger Space
54 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Nadine Kofman, Town&Gown
The Centre Region Senior Center (CRSC) is in transition, again. What began part-time in 1976 in the basement of the State College Christian Church (then at Easterly Parkway and William Street) until the downtown Fraser Street Garage complex was ready in 1986, arrived last September at the Nittany Ma [Read More]
About Town: The Centre Region Senior Center is moving again About Town: The Centre Region Senior Center is moving again
55 weeks ago - Town and gown
The Centre Region Senior Center (CRSC) is in transition, again. What began part-time in 1976 in the basement of the State College Christian Church (then at Easterly Parkway and William Street) until the downtown Fraser Center was ready in 1986, arrived last September at the Nittany Mall. It is [Read More]
About Town: Memories of the Centennial
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About Town: Memories of the Centennial
71 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Nadine Kofman, Town&Gown
When I was a kid, Friedman Park — formerly Central Parklet — was a schoolhouse playground. It was downhill from the l897 Frazier Street School (“Fraser” Street used to be “Frazier”). Entering as a kindergartener, I received my first right-left lesson from Miss Boyd, who eyed then reverse [Read More]
About Town: Memories of the Centennial About Town: Memories of the Centennial
72 weeks ago - Town and gown
When I was a kid, Friedman Park — formerly Central Parklet — was a schoolhouse playground. It was downhill from the l897 Frazier Street School (“Fraser” Street used to be “Frazier”). Entering as a kindergartener, I received my first right-left lesson from Miss [Read More]
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