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Patty Kleban

Patty Kleban is an instructor at Penn State, mother of three and a community volunteer. She is a Penn State Alumna. Readers of State College Magazine voted her Best Writer of 2010 and 2012. She and her family live in Patton Township. Her views and opinions do not necessarily reflect those of Penn State.

Articles by Patty Kleban

Key to Getting Ahead in Life is a 'Lucky' Trait to Have
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Key to Getting Ahead in Life is a 'Lucky' Trait to Have
22 hours ago - StateCollege.com - Patty Kleban
Thomas Jefferson reportedly said "The harder I work, the more luck I seem to have." In today's society, we value and admire the quality of putting one's nose to the grindstone and, even more so, doing it with a positive attitude and with conviction. [Read More]
Family Connections Span the Years at Annual Grange Fair
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Family Connections Span the Years at Annual Grange Fair
1 week ago - StateCollege.com - Patty Kleban
The Gates family claims the unofficial record for holding the most real estate at Grange Fair. When you add the numbers of RVs and tents inhabited by just this branch of the Gates family, it totals 10 campers and two tents. Their story is one of family. [Read More]
Domesday Scenario Not as Nutty as it Once Seemed
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Domesday Scenario Not as Nutty as it Once Seemed
2 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Patty Kleban
I'm outraged about the killing of innocent people – especially children – because one group of people doesn't like what the other believes. [Read More]
Weighty Matter has Simple Solution
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Weighty Matter has Simple Solution
3 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Patty Kleban
I used to say "my knees are so bad I can't run anymore." It's funny that dropping the equivalent of six five pound bags of sugar makes it easier to do everything – including running. [Read More]
New Distillery Makes a Mark in State College Market
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New Distillery Makes a Mark in State College Market
4 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Patty Kleban
With the first official batches up and out, Big Spring Vodka has been featured recently at local restaurants like Local Whiskey on Beaver Avenue and Gigi's on Cato Avenue. [Read More]
His Name Was Dominic
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His Name Was Dominic
5 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Patty Kleban
In terms that are rarely used today, he was identified by the system as "incorrigible." His family, concerned for his safety, their safety and his mental health, had him committed to a short-term treatment facility such as St. Francis, from which he was eventually transferred to the state facility [Read More]
World Class Lacrosse is Closer Than You May Know
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World Class Lacrosse is Closer Than You May Know
6 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Patty Kleban
A Penn State coach, standing on the sidelines at a World Championship in anything is newsworthy. "The world championship was an amazing tournament from all accounts," Tambroni said in an email from Colorado. "First and foremost, it was an honor to represent Team USA." [Read More]
Centre County is Becoming 'Impossible'
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Centre County is Becoming 'Impossible'
7 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Patty Kleban
Reality TV seems to lean toward taking something – a house, a car, a business, a pet, a person – and doing a complete make-over. For fans like me, it gives us hope that even the most "impossible" situations can be turned around. [Read More]
Why Other People Are Stupid and Wrong (Could DNA Decide Your Beliefs?)
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Why Other People Are Stupid and Wrong (Could DNA Decide Your Beliefs?)
8 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Patty Kleban
I read a "discussion" on Facebook last week on the issue of same sex marriage that quickly disintegrated into name calling. To the person on the other side of the debate, your opinions may actually be stupid and wrong. More importantly, he or she may be genetically unable to see your viewpoint. [Read More]
If Their Lips Are Moving They Must be Lying If Their Lips Are Moving They Must be Lying
9 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Patty Kleban
Wouldn't it be interesting if we applied "truth in advertising" standards to politicians? If a politician lies about healthcare or taxes or the need for our country to engage in war, doesn't that also impact consumer health and money? [Read More]
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