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Town&Gown May 2017

Lunch with Mimi: Centre Foundation director shows fund-raising agility - Vilma Shu Danz, Town&Gown

On May 9-10, Centre Foundation will hold its annual 36-hour online giving event Centre Gives, which raises funds and awareness for local organizations. For the past six years, Centre Gives has benefitted more than 150 local charities across Centre County, enhancing services across many interest



Letter from the Editor

Back when I was a Penn State student (and the one year I was a freelance writer based in State College), this area was a place I lived, but I never really considered it my home. For the past nearly 12 years, however, this has been a place I can proudly call my home. And thanks to this

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Living Well: Mommy Shaming

As a first-time mom to a 6-month-old I am humbled and elated to celebrate my first Mother’s Day. Nothing could have prepared me for the joy, unconditional love, exhaustion, and anxiety that comes with the experience of being a new parent. What has been helpful on this new journey is talking

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Artist of the Month: Talley Fisher

Following the sudden death of her father, Rob, in 2006, Bellefonte artist Talley Fisher took over the suspended sculpting business he had started. With a background in zoology and landscape architecture, she has continued her father’s legacy, creating more than 40 pieces for major clients all

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5 Questions with Dave Saxe, producing and artistic director of Nittany Theatre at the Barn

While the Boal Barn Playhouse is one of the oldest arena barn theaters in the country, it’s been just three years since Dave Saxe took over as producing and artistic director of Nittany Theatre at the Barn. The third season began in late April with the first production of the 2017 season,

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On Center: Yo-Yo Ma with Kathryn Stott

Cellist Yo-Yo Ma, one of the world’s most celebrated musicians, will appear at Penn State for only the third time when he performs in concert with pianist Kathryn Stott November 3 at Eisenhower Auditorium. Ma, whose career is defined by an insatiable desire to find musical connections across

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Outdoors: Playtime in the Park

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

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Town&Gown's Home 2017

Read this year's edition of Town&Gown's Home here.    

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Taste of the Month: Spats Café and Speakeasy

When it first opened in 1987, Spats Café and Speakeasy was true to the theme of a Prohibition-style eatery where the undeniable allure was the idea of a secret hideaway where the door was locked, and to gain entry, one would knock and utter the password.

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Snapshot: Rebecca Inlow

In 1917, Charles Hedding Rowland, a congressman and local celebrity at the time, established the Rowland Theatre in Philipsburg. The theater has gone through its ups and downs since then, but a century later, its doors are still open as it brings in movies, musical acts, and more. A 100th birthday

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