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Rebekka Coakley, Town&Gown

Rebekka Coakley is a freelance writer living in Philadelphia.

Articles by Rebekka Coakley, Town&Gown

Great Outdoors: Out of the Comfort Zone Great Outdoors: Out of the Comfort Zone
6 days ago - StateCollege.com - Rebekka Coakley, Town&Gown
On the southern tip of Rothrock State Forest off of Route 26 rests a stunning, sandstone bouldering area called Hunter’s Rocks. Nestled mostly on state game lands and some private property, it is a part of the Rocky Ridge Natural Area.For Centre County climbers, it’s a pivotal location for menta [Read More]
Great Outdoors: Out of the Comfort Zone Great Outdoors: Out of the Comfort Zone
2 weeks ago - Town and gown
On the southern tip of Rothrock State Forest off of Route 26 rests a stunning, sandstone bouldering area called Hunter’s Rocks. Nestled mostly on state game lands and some private property, it is a part of the Rocky Ridge Natural Area. For Centre County climbers, it’s a pivotal location [Read More]
Picture-Perfect Scenery: Local Photographers Talk Fall in Central PA Picture-Perfect Scenery: Local Photographers Talk Fall in Central PA
9 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Rebekka Coakley, Town&Gown
Whether it’s while hiking, biking, camping, or finding a random spot just off the highway, local photographers have found some idyllic places for a scenic shot. [Read More]
Picture-Perfect Scenery: Fall is an ideal time to get outside and develop photography skills Picture-Perfect Scenery: Fall is an ideal time to get outside and develop photography skills
11 weeks ago - Town and gown
During the months of September, October, and November, travel blogs, newspapers, and even travel shows tout the beautiful fall foliage of the Catskills, the Berkshires, Aspen, and Vermont. While the vibrant autumn colors are pretty amazing in these locations, Central Pennsylvania isn’t too [Read More]
Outdoors: Playtime in the Park Outdoors: Playtime in the Park
29 weeks ago - Town and gown
On a sunny Saturday afternoon in late spring, Tom Tudek Memorial Park in Ferguson Township is humming with activity. The butterfly garden is full of fluttering wings as flowers begin to bloom, shouts of cheering and laughter drift in from the playground and over a children’s soccer game, in [Read More]
Outdoors: The “Other” Skiing Outdoors: The “Other” Skiing
44 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Rebekka Coakley, Town&Gown
While a bit of grace and the desire to hurtle down a mountain at breakneck speed are needed for alpine skiing or snowboarding, another great winter sport option is cross-country skiing. [Read More]
Outdoors: The “Other” Skiing Outdoors: The “Other” Skiing
46 weeks ago - Town and gown
Winter in Central Pennsylvania. Some days it’s just more enticing to stay inside and hibernate. Snuggling up in blankets on the couch with a cup of hot cocoa and binging on Netflix can be pretty appealing. But every so often those blankets need to be washed and stir craziness sets in. Even in [Read More]
Beyond the Festival: Diverse Arts Scene Has Grown Beyond the Festival: Diverse Arts Scene Has Grown
71 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
72 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
85 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]
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