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Samantha Chavanic, Town&Gown

Samantha Chavanic is a freelance writer living in Bellefonte.

Articles by Samantha Chavanic, Town&Gown

Martial arts classes gain in popularity in Centre County as they teach life skills Martial arts classes gain in popularity in Centre County as they teach life skills
3 weeks ago - Town and gown
Dating back thousands of years, the earliest evidence of martial arts can be found in Ancient Egyptian artwork and literature depicting hand-to-hand battle scenes. Over multiple millennia, the creative, physical art form has evolved from ancient wrestling tactics to the sword dancing of the Tang [Read More]
Bellefonte Renaissance: A Victorian Jewel Shines Again Bellefonte Renaissance: A Victorian Jewel Shines Again
36 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Samantha Chavanic, Town&Gown
A quick walk through Bellefonte’s downtown showcases the regeneration efforts spearheaded by the town’s borough council, county commissioners, entrepreneurs, and residents. New businesses, building restorations, and renovations of landmarks like the Cadillac Building and the former Garman Theatr [Read More]
Bellefonte Renaissance: A Victorian jewel shines again Bellefonte Renaissance: A Victorian jewel shines again
38 weeks ago - Town and gown
Led by a strong sense of community and the infusion of some innovative ideas, Bellefonte is enjoying a renaissance [Read More]
Preserving Seeds of Knowledge: Natural History Flourishes at Penn State’s PAC Herbarium Preserving Seeds of Knowledge: Natural History Flourishes at Penn State’s PAC Herbarium
49 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Samantha Chavanic, Town&Gown
Located in the Whitmore Lab on the Penn State campus, the PAC Herbarium may be one of University Park’s best-kept secrets. [Read More]
Preserving Seeds of Knowledge: Natural history flourishes at Penn State’s PAC Herbarium Preserving Seeds of Knowledge: Natural history flourishes at Penn State’s PAC Herbarium
51 weeks ago - Town and gown
Located in the Whitmore Lab on the Penn State campus, the PAC Herbarium may be one of University Park’s best-kept secrets. Cabinets and shelves are lined with more than 107,000 carefully dried, preserved, and mounted plant specimens from around the world. The room’s temperature is kept [Read More]
About That Pink Truck: Mom’s Battle Inspired Fred Dailey to Spread Breast Cancer Awareness About That Pink Truck: Mom’s Battle Inspired Fred Dailey to Spread Breast Cancer Awareness
63 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Samantha Chavanic, Town&Gown
The slogan of Fred Dailey’s business, Dailey’s Lawn Care, is “making a difference,” something he says first began with making clients’ lawns beautiful. But it quickly became much more, as Dailey works to spread breast cancer awareness, with a little help from his business and an antique Ch [Read More]
About that Pink Truck: Mom’s battle inspired Fred Dailey to spread breast cancer awareness About that Pink Truck: Mom’s battle inspired Fred Dailey to spread breast cancer awareness
64 weeks ago - Town and gown
The slogan of Fred Dailey’s business, Dailey’s Lawn Care, is “making a difference,” something he says first began with making clients’ lawns beautiful. But it quickly became much more, as Dailey works to spread breast cancer awareness, with a little help from his [Read More]
Once Only a Ski Area, Tussey Mountain Evolves into Year-Round Attraction Once Only a Ski Area, Tussey Mountain Evolves into Year-Round Attraction
93 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Samantha Chavanic, Town&Gown
Originally opened in the 1960s as Skimont, Tussey Mountain in Boalsburg has grown from a small skiing mountain into a year-round outdoor family attraction. From the traditional skiing and snow tubing to summer activities and festivals to party and event rentals, Tussey Mountain has evolved into a on [Read More]
Tussey Mountain, once a ski area only, evolves into year-round attraction Tussey Mountain, once a ski area only, evolves into year-round attraction
94 weeks ago - Town and gown
Originally opened in the 1960s as Skimont, Tussey Mountain in Boalsburg has grown from a small skiing mountain into a year-round outdoor family attraction. From the traditional skiing and snow tubing to summer activities and festivals to party and event rentals, Tussey Mountain has evolved into a [Read More]
What's on My Plate? What's on My Plate?
109 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Samantha Chavanic, Town&Gown
Children are always watching, especially in their earliest years. They learn by observing their parents — processing and copying sounds and behaviors. They become miniature mimes — mimicking the words they hear, the gestures they see, and even the food choices their parents make. [Read More]
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