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Rebekka Coakley, Town&Gown

Rebekka Coakley is a freelance writer living in Philadelphia.

Articles by Rebekka Coakley, Town&Gown

Outdoors: The “Other” Skiing Outdoors: The “Other” Skiing
2 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
4 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
28 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
30 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
42 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
43 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
61 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
82 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
112 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
121 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]
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