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Town&Gown January 2018

A Round for the ‘Skeller Rats’: From Case Studies to table carvings, the All-American Rathskeller holds special memories for Penn Staters and locals alike - Sean Yoder, Town&Gown

Maybe there’s a little stick to the floor. Those cobwebs could be from the Eisenhower presidency. The ceiling probably wasn’t originally that color. There are some anatomical anomalies drawn in black Sharpie on the Big 10 mural. Fans of the All-American Rathskeller wouldn’t have

Letter from The Editor: Rathskeller Special to So Many

If you frequent Downtown State College, or even if you pay an occasional visit, chances are you’ve been to the All-American Rathskeller. If you’ve spent much time there, you no doubt have some great stories to tell. I was never a regular there, but my experience with the Skeller goes

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‘Serenity Space’: The Lady Lion Basketball Cancer Resource Center provides comfort for patients and families

A cancer diagnosis can seem like the beginning of a long, lonely journey. A patient who has just been told by their doctor that they have cancer is suddenly thrust into a world filled with unfamiliar medical terms, difficult decisions, and perhaps a lot of fear – of the unknown, of the effect

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On Center: Dorrance Dance uses stage as musical instrument in February 27 tap performance

Michelle Dorrance, “one of the most imaginative tap choreographers working today” (The New Yorker), honors tap dance’s history while pushing its rhythmic, technical, and conceptual boundaries. By incorporating other forms that have shaped American culture — such as street,

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Letter from the General Manager: Let Us Know What You Think!

A new year means new beginnings and fresh starts. It’s a chance to use the next 365 days to embrace a new perspective and all the wonderful possibilities it holds. As I take the helm as Interim General Manager of Barash Media, I look forward to continue the legacy of producing quality

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About that Pink Truck: Mom’s battle inspired Fred Dailey to spread breast cancer awareness

The slogan of Fred Dailey’s business, Dailey’s Lawn Care, is “making a difference,” something he says first began with making clients’ lawns beautiful. But it quickly became much more, as Dailey works to spread breast cancer awareness, with a little help from his

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From the Vine: While experts debate the merits and methods, aerating is widely seen as beneficial for many wines

We all know the scene in the movies where the guy orders a bottle of wine at a restaurant and tells the server to open the bottle in order to “let it breathe” before it is served. I always snicker when I see a scene like that because the amount of “breathing” a wine can do

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Lunch with Mimi: Irene Miller, new executive director of the Downtown State College Improvement District

Since September, 31-year-old Irene Miller has brought a youthful energy to the Downtown State College Improvement District as its new executive director. DSCID extends from Atherton Street to Sowers Street, College Avenue to Highland Alley. Miller is tasked to retain, expand, and attract businesses

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Staying strong during chemo: Keeping active, having a solid support system make a difference

Sharon Herman remembers feeling scared in late June 2011 after having been diagnosed with breast cancer. Despite just starting chemotherapy treatments, she mustered enough courage and strength to join her longtime team of friends to take part in the Centre County Relay for Life, just like she had

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Q&A with Lisa Ko, author of National Book Award finalist The Leavers

On January 29, Schlow Centre Region Library in State College will host an event with novelist Lisa Ko, author of The Leavers. Published in May 2017, Ko’s debut novel has won the PEN/Bellwether Prize for Socially Engaged Fiction as well as being named a finalist for National Book Award for

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