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Town&Gown December 2016

People Who Make a Difference - Jenna Spinelle, Town&Gown

This year’s edition of “People Who Make a Difference” shows that having a disability does not make someone disabled. Emily Frederick, Tom Kleban, and Michelle McManus might not do things in the same way as others, but that does not lessen their desire to do good work in the



Letter from the Editor

’Tis the season of giving, and you can see it all around. The red kettles for Salvation Army. The buckets for Interfaith Human Services. The boxes to drop off gifts for Toys for Tots. Quick question: When you drop off a toy for Toys for Tots, do you request that it only be given to a

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About Town: Outreach efforts from CentrePeace offer the gift of hope

The greeting card’s message isn’t unusual at this time of year: “The gift of love, “The gift of peace, “The gift of happiness . . . May all these gifts be yours This Christmas” Each is decorated with an original drawing by one of a host of volunteers of all

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On Tap: Local craft-beverage industry highlighted on Central PA Tasting Trail

The concept of like-minded, drinks-related businesses joining forces to promote their wares is hardly a new concept. Wineries have been at it for years, craft brewers are now doing it in record numbers, and distillers, such as those in Kentucky, have even developed statewide trails to attract

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5 Questions with Timothy F. Harley, president of the James M. Stewart Museum Foundation

Given the time of year, one hears the name Jimmy Stewart often and recalls fond memories of watching It’s a Wonderful Life and quoting lines from the famous movie. But Stewart accomplished so much more than starring in one film during his illustrious career. To highlight his life and

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On Center: Circus Oz

They come from a land down under, and, according to a San Francisco Chronicle reviewer, their brand of show business is “a bit punk, undeniably in your face, refreshingly progressive, unapologetically off-color, and gleefully Australian.” They’re the performers of Circus Oz, a

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Health & Wellness: Take Testing to Heart

Cardiovascular disease is the No. 1 cause of death in the United States. On average, one American dies every 40 seconds of a heart attack, stroke, or sudden cardiac death. Stroke is the fifth leading cause of death and one of the leading causes of disability in the country. One common

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Yule ales add to advent spirit

Today, it is not unusual to enter a bar and find a laundry list of exotic beers on tap or to hear news of a local brew pub or microbrewery opening up. Such was not the case in 1984 (only five years after the legalization of homebrewing) when the editor of the Centre Daily Times approached local

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Living Well: Handle the Holiday Humbugs in Your Life

Ideally, the holidays are a time spent with family where good food, laughter, and love are celebrated. Unfortunately, however, the reality is that most people have at least one or a few emotionally unsafe individuals in their family, and this can cause major anxiety, depression, and emotional

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Snapshot: Erik Clayton

Erik Clayton looks around the high school and laughs. “I almost forgot, this week is our homecoming,” he says in early October. It has been about a year since Clayton was appointed as director of choirs at State College Area High School. He graduated from Penn State in 2006, double

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