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Town&Gown September 2015

50 Years of Town&Gown: Sports, Part I — Scholastic Athletics - Ron Bracken, Town&Gown

Maybe you believe in karma, maybe not. If not, then consider it a wonderful coincidence that the 50th year of Town&Gown dovetails nicely with what can only be called the Golden Era in scholastic sports in Centre County. Looking back prior to 1966, College Avenue was a two-way street, you could

Letter from the Editor

We obviously celebrate a new year each January 1, but, in a lot of ways, each September also feels like the start of a new year. It’s the start of a new school year, a new year of Penn State football, and new years for many arts organizations, including the Center for thePerforming Arts at

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Taste of the Month: Barrel 21

Tapas, or “small plates,” are a perfect-sized sampling of appetizers designed to encourage conversation and sharing. Originally started by tavern owners in Spain, it gives diners an opportunity to entice their appetites over a few drinks. Barrel 21 Distillery & Dining, located at

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Town&Gown's 2015-2016 Guide to Centre County Neighborhoods

Thinking of moving to Centre County or relocating to a new neighborhood? Check out Town&Gown's 2015-16 Guide to Centre County Neighborhoods:

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5 Questions with Lauren Kooistra, associate director of Penn State’s Institute for the Arts and Humanities

During the 2015-17 school years, Penn State’s Institute for the Arts and Humanities will embark on a new programming series titled "Truth and Reconciliation," which will include a variety of events focused on the realities of racial injustices in the United State, with a look toward

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On Center: The Knights

Cellist Eric Jacobsen and his older brother, Colin, a violinist, have the minds of classical musicians and the hearts of world explorers. The Jacobsens are cofounders and artistic directors of The Knights, a Brooklyn-based orchestral collective that strives to shake up the concert experience by

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Penn State Celebrates the Arts with artsUP

By Amy Milgrub Marshall So what’s up on campus on September 20? artsUP! Presented by the Penn State College of Arts and Architecture, artsUP is a free, appropriate-for-all-ages celebration of the arts, featuring performances, exhibitions, hands-on workshops, and more. The event takes place

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Princess Nittany: The Valley’s Folk Hero

At the end of August, The Nittany Valley Society had an opportunity to participate in the first annual LION (Living In One Neighborhood) Bash. The outdoor festival celebrated the town/gown diversity of our community and aimed to connect the resident and student populations, groups that are often

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Events: Schlow Celebration

With information technology growing at unprecedented rates, public libraries have found their roles expanding to include much more than lending books and providing research help. Today’s libraries are a connecting point for technology, a community hub, and a source of enrichment for all ages.

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Lunch with Mimi: Steve Minnich

When it comes to Penn State football, there are plenty of traditions surrounding it. Tailgating. The Blue Band. No names on the back of jerseys (which has returned this season after three years of having the names on the jerseys). And the buttons. In 1972, the Barash Group partnered with Central

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