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Town&Gown September 2017

B1G Times: Top moments from Penn State's first quarter-century in the Big Ten - David Pencek, Town&Gown

Here is one person’s humble opinion of the top 10 moments for Penn State football beginning with its first Big Ten season in 1993.



Letter From the Editor: No Ordinary Autumn

It’s the most bustling time of the year. And for football nuts like me, it’s the most wonderful. Local students are back in school and the streets of downtown State College are once again busy with Penn State students hurrying to and from classes. The many businesses that benefit from

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Artist of the Month: Erin Coe

Erin Coe was instrumental in the growth of the Hyde Collection in Glens Falls, New York, where she spent15 as chief curator before being named director in 2015. Now, she’ll look to advance the mission of Penn State’s Palmer Museum of Art. She becomes the museum’s director on

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Living Well: Perfectly Present Parenting

It’s not uncommon when your teenager starts the junior high years for them to begin to talk about dating. How parents navigate this rite of passage into young adulthood sets the stage for helping your teen develop a solid self-worth and healthy dating habits. One of the most important things

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Picture-Perfect Scenery: Fall is an ideal time to get outside and develop photography skills

During the months of September, October, and November, travel blogs, newspapers, and even travel shows tout the beautiful fall foliage of the Catskills, the Berkshires, Aspen, and Vermont. While the vibrant autumn colors are pretty amazing in these locations, Central Pennsylvania isn’t too

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From the Vine: Sometimes, Less Is More

I have been tasting wine for a long time. For years I was the managing director for Club Wine International in Chicago, a mail order wine club where members received two bottles of the same varietal wine each month, one domestic and one import. To make those monthly selections, we often tasted as

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Healthy Women, Healthy Aging: Take charge for active senior years

Thanks to advances in medicine and changes in lifestyle, many women today are as active in their “senior years” as they were in their younger years. “You’re as young as you feel” is the new mantra.

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Taste of the Month: Federal Taphouse

This past July, Penn State alums Corey Fogarty and Judd Goodman opened their fourth Federal Taphouse, in State College. On the second floor of the Fraser Centre downtown, next to the lobby of the Hyatt Place Hotel, the restaurant offers a draft count of 100 craft beers and 10 wines on tap. The

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For Anita Ditz, 'books and kids' proved a perfect combination

Anita Ditz will be hanging up her hat as the head of children’s services at Schlow Centre Region Library this month, leaving a 34-year legacy of building up programs aimed at young learners. Her service with Schlow began in 1983, back when there were 87 children in the summer reading program

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On Center: Soprano, piano, and percussion to unite in concert of contemporary works

Dawn Upshaw, a five-time Grammy Award-winning soprano, and Gilbert Kalish, a celebrated pianist and her longtime accompanist, will join with Sō Percussion, a quartet that “plays with an irresistible vitality” (Washington Post), to perform music by two Pulitzer Prize-winning composers at 7:30 p.

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