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Tracey M. Dooms, Town&Gown

Tracey M. Dooms is a freelance writer in State College and a contributor to Town&Gown.

Articles by Tracey M. Dooms, Town&Gown

The Future of State High The Future of State High
3 weeks ago - Town and gown
When Isabella Teti started ninth grade in 2010 at State College Area High School, it didn’t take her long to learn why renovation of the high school buildings was under consid- eration. After attending the newer Mount Nittany Middle School, which opened in 1995, in ninth grade she sat in hot [Read More]
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The Joy of Giving The Joy of Giving
19 weeks ago - Town and gown
Christmas was approaching, the SEAL wrote, and his unit was deployed at a remote location with no running water, and what seemed like no chance of a holiday celebration. Then, on Christmas Eve, a helicopter dropped boxes that contained MFM stockings. [Read More]
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Renaissance Honoree of the Year Renaissance Honoree of the Year
28 weeks ago - Town and gown
Kay Kustanbauter’s first visit to Beaver Sta- dium was as a member of the Bellefonte High School marching band on Band Day in the early 1960s. Back then, Penn State football games didn’t sell out, so the university invited local high school bands to attend games and play at [Read More]
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The Power of Pets The Power of Pets
42 weeks ago - Town and gown
We recognize people such as Russ Rose and Stacy Parks Miller for their public roles, making news in their jobs as Penn State women’s volleyball head coach and Centre County district attor- ney, respectively. At home, though, a lot of their attention goes to their four-legged companions, who [Read More]
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Four Under 40: Rising Stars in Centre County Business Four Under 40: Rising Stars in Centre County Business
57 weeks ago - Town and gown
In the world of business, some take the slow-and-steady route to success, and some are on a faster track. Following are the stories of four local businesspeople who are making their mark before age 40. We look forward to seeing their future achievements in our community. Scott Cohagan, 39 General [Read More]
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Where to Go? Mobile-Home Park Residents Look for Places to Live Where to Go? Mobile-Home Park Residents Look for Places to Live
64 weeks ago - Town and gown
Both parks are closing this year — Hilltop in February and Penn State Mobile Homes in July — continuing the trend of recent years as park owners find they can make more money by selling the land for redevelopment than by continuing to rent lots. [Read More]
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Looking for Solutions: Agencies Work to Help Housing Crunch Looking for Solutions: Agencies Work to Help Housing Crunch
67 weeks ago - Town and gown
In August and September, two State College mobile-home parks told residents they were closing. Also in September, fire destroyed Bellefonte’s Hotel Do De. Together, these events put about 220 more families in need of affordable housing into the already strained local market. [Read More]
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Otto’s Brews Up Thriving Business in State College Otto’s Brews Up Thriving Business in State College
79 weeks ago - Centre County Gazette
In Nov. 2010, the country was in a recession, many businesses were closing or struggling to hang on … and Otto’s Pub & Brewery expanded into a new facility twice the size of its old one. [Read More]
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New Grocery Options Move into Express Lane at Local Supermarkets New Grocery Options Move into Express Lane at Local Supermarkets
80 weeks ago - Town and gown
By the end of this year, full-service choices for local shoppers will include three Weis stores, two Giants, two Wal-Marts, a Wegmans, a Sam’s Club, and a Trader Joe’s. [Read More]
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Capperella’s ‘new’ store attracts furniture shoppers Capperella’s ‘new’ store attracts furniture shoppers
81 weeks ago - Centre County Gazette
BELLEFONTE — Capperella Furniture’s facelift for its Bellefonte store made such a change that customers thought a new store had come to town, said Dave Capperella, co-owner. “It’s been really exciting for us because our physical building was over 50 years old, and we had not [Read More]
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