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Rebekka Coakley, Town&Gown

Rebekka Coakley is a freelance writer living in Philadelphia.

Articles by Rebekka Coakley, Town&Gown

Beyond the Festival: Diverse Arts Scene Has Grown Beyond the Festival: Diverse Arts Scene Has Grown
11 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Rebekka Coakley, Town&Gown
Even within those days in July, the impact of the Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts is felt beyond downtown State College and the Penn State campus. [Read More]
Beyond the Festival Beyond the Festival
13 weeks ago - Town and gown
Thirty years ago, Diane Maurer-Mathison packed her car full of hand-marbled papers, scarves, and her other works of art and drove to State College from Philadelphia. Maurer-Mathison, a mixed media artist, was exhibiting her pieces at the Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts. She had no idea [Read More]
A Decade of Delivering Help A Decade of Delivering Help
25 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Rebekka Coakley, Town&Gown
In 2006, Doreen Perks started the Bob Perks Fund in memory of her husband, who died from cancer just five months earlier. For 10 years now, the fund has helped ease the financial burden for almost 1,700 people in the community battling cancer. [Read More]
A Decade of Delivering Help A Decade of Delivering Help
26 weeks ago - Town and gown
In 2006, Doreen Perks started the Bob Perks Fund in memory of her husband, who died from cancer just ve months earlier. For 10 years now, the fund has helped ease the nancial burden for almost 1,700 people in the community battling cancer. “In the beginning, we just wanted to do [Read More]
People Who Make a Difference People Who Make a Difference
44 weeks ago - Town and gown
Whether it’s through fiber and fabric or giving someone a warm place to stay during the day or collecting food to give to families for the holidays, this year’s “People Who Make a Difference” (formerly “Happy Valley Heroes”) are shining examples of the heart of [Read More]
Sacred Sounds Sacred Sounds
65 weeks ago - Town and gown
With eyes closed and ears open, listening to the State College Sacred Harp singers feels like going to church in the south, circa the 1800s, with a fire and brimstone sermon from a fiery preacher to follow. Each vocal group — treble, alto, tenor, and bass — is strong and distinct, none [Read More]
12 Months of Giving: Salvation Army 12 Months of Giving: Salvation Army
95 weeks ago - Town and gown
During all the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, there is a familiar sound one can hear outside the doors of local businesses that reminds people to take time to think of others during the Christmas season. It’s the ringing of the Salvation Army bells. Salvation Army volunteers and [Read More]
The Lost Boys of Sudan The Lost Boys of Sudan
104 weeks ago - Town and gown
Failure is not an option for Gabriel Akec. The Penn State senior likens success to being chased by a lion. “When you’re being chased, you climb up the tree and, in your mind, you know you cannot fall,” he says. “If you don’t do a good job of climbing, you will certainly [Read More]
Celebration of Good Health Celebration of Good Health
135 weeks ago - Town and gown
As a child, Judy Himes knew she wanted to be a nurse. Her passion for science, nurturing personality, and devotion to her siblings, friends, and pets only solidified her feeling that a career in caring for others was her future. Today, she is the director of nursing at Penn State Milton S. [Read More]
12 Months of Giving: Food Bank of State College 12 Months of Giving: Food Bank of State College
144 weeks ago - Town and gown
We just wrapped up another holiday season — a time marked with amazing charitable acts. But, as many seem to express each yuletide season, why can’t we commit to those acts of kindness and giving throughout the year? As part of each issue in 2014, Town&Gown will profile an [Read More]
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