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Town&Gown May 2016

Wiring in on the Giving - Jenna Spinelle, Town&Gown

  For 36 hours each May, Nicole Summers becomes a little skittish. During the annual Centre Gives fundraiser, Summers, who is executive director of Faith Centre in Bellefonte, checks fundraising totals and social media for information about new donations. “I check the totals



Letter from the Editor

May is one of the more interesting months of the year. It begins with the fresh feelings of spring — people are still getting their gardens ready for the warmer months, doing some spring cleaning, and making sure their homes didn’t suffer any damage from the winter (or some

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Taste of the Month: Gigi's Southern Table

Get ready to take a trip down South without getting on a plane. Gigi’s Restaurant — Southern Table & Bar, located at 2080 Cato Avenue in State College, captures the charming, relaxed atmosphere of the South with a menu that makes your tummy sing with soul. From fried chicken

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Health & Wellness: Osteoporosis: The ‘Silent Disease’

Osteoporosis literally means “porous bone.” People with osteoporosis have fragile bones that are more likely to break, due to lost density or mass, often without them even realizing it is happening. Because of this, osteoporosis is often called a silent disease. Many times, the first

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5 Questions with Pastor KR Mele

Penns Valley native Pastor KR Mele, after biking from coast to coast across America, has founded Rock-n-Roll Ministries. He also wrote a book about the trip, Don’t Quit. The bike ride, which came to be known as Coast 2 Coast 4 Jesus, began in April 2014 and lasted 38 days. During the trip,

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On Center: Classical Music Project

The sixth season of the Center for the Performing Arts at Penn State’s Classical Music Project features six ensembles, including performances by Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra with Chopin International Piano Competition winner Seong-Jin Cho and Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra’s J.S. Bach:

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Lunch with Mimi: Angela Rogers

Since 1981, the Commission for Women has served as an advisory group to the president of Penn State on the status of women at the university. The commission identifies areas of concern for the women employees and students and recommends solutions. The university president appoints the members of

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A Brief History of Penn State Astronomy

 For years, they stood unused and largely unremarked upon: Two single-story brick structures capped with white domes adjacent to the Eisenhower Auditorium. In the years before they were torn down during one of the latest campus facelifts, people would occasionally ask about them. These

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Living Well: The Power of Decluttering Your Life

How we keep our physical space says a great deal about how we handle and process our emotions. Just the simple act of taking some time to organize our space every day can lead to more energy, greater productivity during the day, clearer direct communication, and more opportunities for

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Snapshot: Paul Mazza III

Paul Mazza III was born and raised in Centre County by S. Paul and Maralyn J. Mazza, who in 1970 founded South Hills School of Business and Technology in State College. Paul was 6 years old then, so little did he know that 45 years later he would be appointed the school’s president in its 45th

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