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Town&Gown August 2019

A Gentle Approach: Trainer Suzanne Myers helps mustangs go from 'wild to wow' at her Port Matilda stables - Darren Andrew Weimert, Town&Gown

Suzanne Myers operates Next Level Horsemanship in Port Matilda,where she and her staff board and train horses, and teach people to become better handlers and riders. Once a year, she participates in the Bureau of Land Management’s Wild Horse and Burro adoption program. Wild horses are brought



Letter from the Publisher: Chasing the Last of the Summer Lightning Bugs

August is a funny month, part summer and part fall. While the temperature remains extremely hot throughout, by mid-month attention has already turned to school and football.  As a boy, I enjoyed many carefree August days exploring the woods near our Johnstown home. Drinking from cold mountain

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Help Me! With so many bicycles to choose from, our writer gets assistance from an expert before hitting the road

I love adventure and exercise. Every day, you will find me lacing up my sneakers and going for a run. Through town, through the woods, I love being able to get out and go; it makes me feel good physically and mentally. But I am getting older and the nagging injuries of running every day are

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Retired State High art teacher Robert Placky gives voice to Mother Nature

Robert Placky was introduced to the world of art in his early teen years. Frequent visits to art galleries in New York’s Greenwich Village with his Aunt Irene opened the door to the idea of creating. Describing himself as a “closet artist” in the beginning, he didn’t fully

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Letter from the Editor: It’s Getting Late Early

Yogi Berra once famously said, “It gets late early out there.” Yogi wasn’t speaking of August, but his words certainly apply. It seems like summer just ramped up, but our thoughts are quickly turning to fall. To me, there’s no better time of year around here, so that’s

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Q&A with Jon Downs, director of the State College Area School District’s Delta Program

The State College Area School District’s Delta Program is on the move. Students and staff will have a new home as the school year begins, leaving the longtime space in the Fairmont Building downtown for new quarters at the high school on Westerly Parkway. The Delta Program was founded in

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Some health tips to make sure your child is ready for the first day of school

After the long summer break from school, is your child ready to get back into the classroom? Whether they’re starting at a new school or just a new grade level, it can be stressful for children to return to the schedule and responsibility of classes. As you prepare to send them back to

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Lunch with Mimi: As president of the new Centre1st Bank, Jack Infield is focused on making a difference for local customers with a ‘community bank on steroids’

Lunch with Mimi   Banking on Community   As president of the new Centre1st Bank, Jack Infield is focused on making a difference for local customers with a ‘community bank on steroids’   Jack Infield, president of Centre1st Bank, a division of Old Dominion National

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On Tap: The State College Brew Expo is tasting success while focusing exclusively on Pennsylvania beers

August is a month of mixed emotions for many. It’s still summer, but, by the time the month ends, a new school year will have begun. During these few weeks in August, Happy Valley has a handful of annual events that can help put an exclamation point on summer. One of those is the annual State

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On Center: Silkroad Ensemble will make its Penn State debut November 5 at Eisenhower

Cellist Yo-Yo Ma has spent a lifetime transcending cultural divides and bringing people together, so it’s only natural that the musical organization he founded at the turn of the century is devoted to relationships that cross borders. The Silkroad Ensemble, named for the ancient trade route

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