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Town&Gown October 2014

12 Months of Giving: House of Care - Sarah Desiderio, Town&Gown

Aging is an unavoidable part of life, and for some it brings many burdens not only for the in- dividual but also their family — sometimes to the point that the family can no longer provide the necessary support. That is why House of Care was founded in 2000 in State College “as a home



Letter from the Editor

When news came out that the NCAA had basically done away with the sanctions against Penn State’s football team — allowing the Nittany Lions to be bowl eligible this season and to have the maximum number of players on scholarship next season — I admit I had mixed emotions. The

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Taste of the Month: Fraser Street Deli

From a Mike Guman buffalo chicken Panini to a James Franklin grilled-chicken Caesar salad, Fraser Street Deli has more than 100 different sandwiches and salads named after people affiliated with Penn State and the Centre Region. Formerly known as Stage Door Deli, the original business first opened

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Health & Wellness: After the Diagnosis

When faced with a breast-cancer diagnosis, typically some type of surgery is required to treat the cancer. The goal is to remove as much of the cancer as possible, but because there are different options, you and your physician will determine the best approach for you. The options a breast-cancer

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5 Questions with Seth Bockley, director and co-adaptor of Basetrack Live

For some, members of America’s military can be seen like Superheroes. They defend this country and serve it in some of the most dangerous places in the world. But while these men and women do extraordinary things, there is also the “human” side. They have families back home who

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On Center: Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra

Art, science, and culture of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries come together when Toronto’s Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra performs an imaginative concert commemorating Galileo’s first public demonstration of the telescope. The Wednesday, November 5, performance at Penn

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Lunch with Mimi: Angelique Cygan

According to the Pennsylvania Breast Cancer Coalition, breast cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths in Pennsylvania in women between the ages of 25 and 54. Nearly all breast cancers can be treated successfully if found early. When breast cancer is found at is earliest stage, the five-year

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Dining Menu Celebrates “Home”

The Nittany Valley Society spends much time as a group talking, writing, musing about what defines and affects one’s sense of place. What unique qualities does a region have to have in order for one to call it “home?” It has been a fascinating exercise for me, a 40-year resident of

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Six Pack for the Week

Highlights for the weekend and coming week in entertainment, sports, and more: Perfect for Halloween: While it was trick-or-treat night in the Centre Region on Thursday, Friday is actually Halloween. The State Theatre is showing National Theatre Live’s presentation of Frankenstein Friday and

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Q&A with Mike Casper, race director for the Tussey Mountainback 50 Mile Relay and Ultramarathon

This year marks the 15th anniversary for the Tussey Mountainback 50 Mile Relay and Ultramarathon, an event that has raised more than $100,000 for local nonprofits. All proceeds from this year’s event on October 19 will support the Cancer Survivors Association Inc., a nonprofit organization

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