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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 Town-Gown Relationship The Town-Gown Relationship
3 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Tracey M. Dooms, Town&Gown
Having grown to 28 family-fraternity partnerships, the Neighbor to Neighbor program is one of many ways town and gown work together in State College. Businesses, governments, university officials, and residents recently have taken a more proactive approach to the marriage between Penn State and the [Read More]
The Town-Gown Relationship The Town-Gown Relationship
4 weeks ago - Town and gown
Peg and Don Hambrick’s neighbors include other couples, families, single professionals … and about 40 fraternities. Traditionally, that mix of permanent residents and fun-loving students in The Highlands has caused clashes over late-night noise, trampled lawns, and inebriated [Read More]
Celebrating the 50th Festival Celebrating the 50th Festival
11 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Tracey M. Dooms, Town&Gown
The first Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts was big news. Governor Raymond Shafer flew in by helicopter to open the festival, landing on Old Main lawn. Banners flew, artists in action showed their skills, and crowds enjoyed theater performances, films, and local bands. And yet, the festival [Read More]
Celebrating the 50th Festival Celebrating the 50th Festival
13 weeks ago - Town and gown
The first Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts was big news. Governor Raymond Shafer flew in by helicopter to open the festival, landing on Old Main lawn. Banners flew, artists in action showed their skills, and crowds enjoyed theater performances, films, and local bands. WPSX did live festival [Read More]
A Century of Empowering Women A Century of Empowering Women
33 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Tracey M. Dooms, Town&Gown
This month, the State College Branch of AAUW is celebrating 100 years of empowering women. Founded at a time when few women were college educated, the organization has built a legacy of initiating change both on campus and in the community. [Read More]
A Century of Empowering Women A Century of Empowering Women
35 weeks ago - Town and gown
An eating disorder derailed Alison Franklin’s first attempt at college, causing her to drop out of Penn State in 2003. By the time she was ready to return, she was married with two toddlers. “It’s not cheap to go back to school, especially when you have a family,” she [Read More]
Where Are They Now? Where Are They Now?
37 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Tracey M. Dooms, Town&Gown
Town&Gown caught up with six individuals whose names were once well-known in Happy Valley, but who have moved on to other cities and states: a Penn State president, two favorite band members, two women who grew up in the Town&Gown family, and a football star. [Read More]
Into the Next 50 Years Into the Next 50 Years
39 weeks ago - Town and gown
Could Town&Gown readers in 1966 have predicted that, 50 years later, State College would have a female mayor, two interstate highways would run through Centre County, or the then brand-new Arts Festival would grow to fill the streets downtown and on the Penn State campus each July? Could they [Read More]
Where Are They Now? Where Are They Now?
39 weeks ago - Town and gown
Over the course of half a century, Town&Gown has featured thousands of individuals on its pages, from nationally famous leaders to hometown heroes to everyday folks. We recently caught up with six individuals whose names were once well-known in Happy Valley but who have moved on to other cities [Read More]
50 Years of Town&Gown: Worship 50 Years of Town&Gown: Worship
43 weeks ago - Town and gown
Local congregations maintain a faithful following as population changes [Read More]
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