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Town&Gown June 2019

Commemorating the Beginning of the End: On the 75th Anniversary of D-Day, 2 Centre County vets reflect - Karen Walker, Town&Gown

June marks the 75th anniversary of Operation Overlord, better known as D-Day – the day 156,000 American, British, and Canadian troops stormed the beaches of Normandy to kick off a bloody battle that eventually led to the Allied liberation of France from Nazi Germany’s control. For many



Letter from the Publisher: The Longest Day

D-Day, June 6, 1944, was the beginning of the end of Hitler’s Third Reich. On that day, the largest military armada the world had ever known set its sights on Nazi Occupied France. From the air and from the sea, Allied soldiers stormed the beaches and small towns of Normandy, paying for every

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No Pie in the Sky Holiday: Centre County family annually celebrates goodness in a crust

We are a family of pie people. Which isn’t to say we’d turn down a made-from-scratch yellow cake with billowy white frosting and fresh coconut flakes, but pie is what truly brings it home for us. Especially a fruit pie when cherries, peaches, or apples are in peak season. Both of my

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On Center: Imani Winds and Catalyst Quartet will play commissioned music at Schwab in September

The winds – and strings – of change are coming to Schwab Auditorium. Imani Winds and Catalyst Quartet will join talents for (im)migration: music of change, a September 18 concert featuring a new work by Catalyst violinist and composer Jessie Montgomery. The composition is inspired by

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Letter from the Editor: Reaching New Heights

A recent vacation trip to St. Maarten gave me a renewed appreciation for University Park Airport. A 12-minute drive to the airport is a beautiful thing when you have a flight that leaves just after 6 in the morning. It’s hard to beat parking about 20 yards from the terminal and then breezing

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Expressions of Individuality: Photographer Stacie Bird curates a show featuring the Art of the Body

The Art Alliance of Central Pennsylvania will be holding a one-of-a-kind exhibition this month in their Downtown Gallery, 123 South Fraser Street, State College. Art of the Body runs from June 7-30 and will feature photographs of people with tattoos and piercings, taken by photographer Stacie Bird,

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Health: While enjoying the wilderness this summer, follow these tips to keep safe

If you’re a nature lover, your idea of a great vacation might be camping in the wilderness rather than relaxing on the beach. Summertime is the perfect season for a family camping trip, but the great outdoors isn’t without its hazards. Follow these tips to keep you and your family

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Lunch with Mimi: While working to preserve the past, Mary Sorensen and the Centre County Historical Society are looking to the future

As executive director, Mary Sorensen oversees the day-to-day operations of the Centre County Historical Society, the Centre Furnace Mansion – a restored and furnished ironmaster’s house museum – and the Boogersburg School, a one-room schoolhouse. Prior to being named executive

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Q&A with Jeremy Frank, co-founder and president of KCF Technologies

Penn State researchers Gary Koopmann, Weicheng Chen, and Jeremy Frank founded KCF Technologies in 2000. After slow initial growth, the company is now fast-tracking its success thanks to its SmartDiagnostics product, which helps manufacturers minimize machinery downtime. KCF was in the news last

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Men’s Health Month: A look at your health and when it’s time to see the doctor

June is Men’s Health Month and the perfect time to take control of your personal health. If you haven’t already had or scheduled an annual wellness visit with your doctor, there’s no time like the present to get it on the books. Before your scheduled appointment, there are a few

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