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Town&Gown May 2015

50 Years of Town&Gown: Restaurants & Bars - Tracey M. Dooms, Town&Gown

In 1967, a waiter or waitress had to be 21 years old to serve alcohol in a Pennsylvania restaurant or bar. “I had a roommate who worked at The Tavern Restaurant, and he brought me down on my 21st birthday,” Pat Daugherty recalls of the day he signed on as a waiter. Approaching 20 years

Letter from the Editor

Frequently, I have used this space to write about the aspects of life here in Happy Valley that make it such a great place to live and why I’m proud to call it Home. This time of year offers some great examples. One simple reason is the fact that we’re in the middle of spring and can

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Taste of the Month: Liberty Craft House

Liberty Craft House, located at 346 East College Avenue in downtown State College welcomes everyone who appreciates small-batched, locally sourced, and craft-made beer, wine, soda, coffee, and food. Owned by Dante’s Restaurants & Nightlife, Liberty’s décor utilized locally

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Bringing a Hero Home

Every day, for 10 years, Elizabeth Smith sat down in her Bellefonte home and wrote on a piece of paper — front andback — a letter to her oldest son, Lewis, whom she called “Skip.” She wrote to him about everything that was happening in her life and about his father, Earl, and

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5 Questions with Centre Foundation executive director Molly Kunkel and development and events coordinator Irene Miller

On May 5-6, Centre Foundation will hold its annual online giving event, Centre Gives. The event allows people to donate to more than 100 different local nonprofits. Town&Gown sat down with executive director Molly Kunkel and development and events coordinator Irene Miller to talk about the

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On Center: Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain

They whistle. They sing. Often one or another says a funny thing. They sell out venues such as London’s Royal Albert Hall, Australia’s Sydney Opera House, and New York City’s Carnegie Hall. They charm audiences in Europe, America, Asia, Australia, and New Zealand. They are,

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Lunch with Mimi: Jennifer Shuey

Former executive director of ClearWater Conservancy Jennifer Shuey has taken on a new challenge as director of development for the Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts. In her new role, which she started on April 27, she is responsible for fundraising and strengthening donor and community

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A Voice from Old State’s Past

The following passages, abridged and lightly edited, are taken from Reminiscences of Dr. F.J. Pond, a pamphlet-style book of Penn State memories from alum and Atherton-era professor Francis Pond recorded shortly before his death and published by The Nittany Valley Society. Dr. Pond tells us about

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Words of Wisdom

This month, thousands of Penn State students will graduate and begin their careers in various fields. While during their respective graduation ceremonies they will hear from invited commencement speakers who will pass along advice and encouragement, Town&Gown interviewed some local professionals

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Q&A with Dave Saxe, director of Nittany Theatre at the Barn

The Boal Barn is once again home to local theater. Nittany Theatre at the Barn begins its first season May 7 at the Boal Barn in Boalsburg with Always, Patsy Cline. The new company has six productions scheduled from May until mid-September.Once home to State College Community Theatre, the Boal Barn

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