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Rebekka Coakley, Town&Gown

Rebekka Coakley is a freelance writer living in Philadelphia.

Articles by Rebekka Coakley, Town&Gown

Runner's High Runner's High
6 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Rebekka Coakley, Town&Gown
Sure, running can be misery, but enthusiasts say that’s outweighed by the inner peace they feel. [Read More]
Runner’s High: Sure, running can be misery, but enthusiasts say that’s outweighed by the inner peace they feel Runner’s High: Sure, running can be misery, but enthusiasts say that’s outweighed by the inner peace they feel
8 weeks ago - Town and gown
When Denise Weaver of Pleasant Gap started running more than a decade ago, she did it to lose weight and get in shape. A co-worker who is an avid runner had suggested she give running a try herself. She hated it. “I ran a short distance around my development and I thought I was dying, I [Read More]
Sweet Reward: Cold, Snowy Winter Promises to Deliver a Bumper Crop of Maple Syrup Sweet Reward: Cold, Snowy Winter Promises to Deliver a Bumper Crop of Maple Syrup
15 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Rebekka Coakley, Town&Gown
For about a month each year, around the end of February to the end of March – depending on the severity of the winter – the sap in maple trees is at its prime to be collected and turned into maple syrup. Professionals and amateurs alike head out into forests of the Northeast to tap maple trees a [Read More]
Sweet Reward: Cold, snowy winter promises to deliver a bumper crop of maple syrup Sweet Reward: Cold, snowy winter promises to deliver a bumper crop of maple syrup
16 weeks ago - Town and gown
For about a month each year, around the end of February to the end of March – depending on the severity of the winter – the sap in maple trees is at its prime to be collected and turned into maple syrup. Professionals and amateurs alike head out into forests of the Northeast to tap maple [Read More]
Great Outdoors: Out of the Comfort Zone Great Outdoors: Out of the Comfort Zone
32 weeks 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
33 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
40 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
42 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
60 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
76 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]
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