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Town&Gown September 2016

The Town-Gown Relationship - Tracey M. Dooms, Town&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



Letter from the Editor

We love our history at Town&Gown. It’s one of the hallmarks of this magazine. Just in the first eight months of this year, Town&Gown has featured stories or devoted entire issues to the 100-year anniversary of the State College branch of the American Association of University

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Taste of the Month: Courthouse Crepes

Since the Bellefonte Cruise in June, Courthouse Crepes, on the corner of South Allegheny Street and West High Street in Bellefonte, has been creating a buzz with its wafer-thin crepes and mouthwatering half-pound burgers. Just steps across the street from the historic Centre County Courthouse, the

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Finding Love at Any Age

By Jodi Morelli Douglas Mason, 66, and Sonja Ghaner, 70, fell in love last summer. The couple, who live in State College, found each other at the Centre Region Senior Center and knew almost instantly that there was something special between them. Mason, who is originally from Philadelphia, is a

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5 Questions with Center for the Performing Arts at Penn State director George Trudeau

Besides kicking off another Penn State football season, September also means the start of another season for the Center for the Performing Arts at Penn State. The 2016-17 season begins September 21 at Eisenhower Auditorium with Cirque Eloize’s Saloon, A Musical Acrobatic Adventure, a show

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On Center: Piano Phenom Seong-Jin Cho

It’s an almost 7,000-mile journey across the Pacific Ocean and the United States to get from Seoul to State College. But pianist Seong-Jin Cho, who makes his Center for the Performing Arts at Penn State premiere October 28, has taken an even longer route — by way of Poland — to get

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Q&A with Tom Penkala, general manager of State College Choral Society

The State College Choral Society first performed Mozart’s Requiem on the 10th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on September 11. The choral society will mark the 15th anniversary of the attacks by performing the piece again in a concert at Pasquerilla Spiritual Center. The

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Nittany Valley Society: Why Learn the Penn State Story?

To wrap up this series of articles on local efforts to bring history to life, I would like to focus on a project that is a source of great excitement and pride – The Nittany Valley Society’s support for an undergraduate course on Penn State history. In early 2013, two members of our

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Lunch with Mimi: Anthony Leach

Transcribed by Elizabeth Anna Edkin A pianist, organist, singer, and composer, Anthony Leach came to Penn State in 1991 to work on his PhD in music education. Shortly after his arrival, he founded Essence of Joy, which has become renowned locally and across the country (and even internationally)

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Snapshot: Char Morett-Curtiss

Many times, the best players in a sport don’t make the best coaches. Char Morett-Curtiss has been the exception to that for more than three decades now. Penn State’s field hockey head coach is in her 30th season of leading the Lions. With 483 career wins heading into this

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