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Town&Gown November 2019

The Happiest Place in Happy Valley: The party goes on all football weekend long in the overnight RV lot outside Beaver Stadium - Vincent Corso, Town&Gown

Everyone loves a Penn State tailgate. With friends, family, food, and football, those fall Saturday parities make great memories. But after a long day, most tailgates end with a slow drive out of the parking lot, into the sea of cars headed home from Beaver Stadium.  What if your tailgate

Letter from the Publisher: Be Thankful for Freedom

Each November, we celebrate Thanksgiving. In the past, it was a time to reflect on a good harvest and the knowledge that the family would survive the winter. Times have changed. Most of us no longer depend on our own crops and livestock for survival. Yet there is still so much to be thankful

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On Center: Washington, D.C., dance company will perform world premiere of Drumfolk at Penn State

Some of America’s most innovative and influential art – jazz and blues for starters – has resulted from African Americans transcending oppression and discrimination to communicate their stories. Step Afrika!, the first professional dance company in the world dedicated to the

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Even as the weather cools, camping enthusiasts find peace and adventure in the wilderness

Not everyone puts their camping gear away when the temperature starts to fall. Adventurously brave campers don’t just stop spending time outside because the days are shorter and the thermometer drops. Some people might enjoy camping in cooler weather in a rented cabin with a wood stove or an

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Letter from the Editor: A Valley of Change

Let’s call it a tale of two weekends, and one very changeable – and adaptable – valley. On the clear, cool Sunday morning of October 13, I did something I must sheepishly admit to never having done before: I climbed Mount Nittany. Now, the legions of central Pennsylvanians and

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Q&A with Pearl Gluck, on the inaugural Centre Film Festival

A slice of Cannes is coming to central Pennsylvania this month. The historic Rowland Theatre in Philipsburg will be home to the inaugural Centre Film Festival the weekend of November 8-10. The festival, with the theme “Stories at the Rowland,” will showcase six award-winning feature

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Serving Far From Home: Putting civilian life on hold, being away from family are just two sacrifices made by vets

It is not an easy thing to do at any age in any circumstance: picking up, leaving your family and friends to join the military. When people sign up, they never know where they might end up having to serve, and many loved ones back home worry that the worst might happen. Besides the potential

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Lunch with Mimi: Aaron Kaufman leads Penn State Hillel in helping students connect to Jewish life

Aaron Kaufman has spent his entire career with Hillel, first as the director at the Eastern Michigan University Hillel, and then as the associate director at the Cornell Hillel before becoming the executive director of Penn State Hillel in 2007. In this role, he is responsible for the overall

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Equine-assisted therapy brings peace and hope to Centre County veterans

Jennifer Allgeier is tired of talking. The former Army specialist has been struggling with PTSD for years, and she’s frustrated by traditional counseling methods. “They make you tell your whole life story in one hour, and then it’s just like, ‘OK, you’re free to

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A Talent Showcase: The Gallery Shop helps artists connect with the public

Pike Street in Lemont, has been a staple in the central Pennsylvania arts community for more than 30 years. The shop features works of 50 artists and craftsmen, from an array of paintings to glass pieces. Visitors can find jewelry, handmade paper, mirrors, pottery, weavings, woodwork, quilting,

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