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Town&Gown February 2017

Forever For The Kids - Jenna Spinelle, Town&Gown

By many accounts, Penn State IFC/Panhellenic Dance Marathon (Thon) never really ends for dancers and Four Diamonds families. Sure, they may stop attending the annual 46-hour dance party, but the sentiment that comes with being part of the organization remains long after the final total is



Letter from the Editor

Town&Gown certainly has a focus on kids this month — and it’s the perfect time to do so! Of course, February is when Thon happens. The event hits its 40th year of raising money for the Four Diamonds Fund, and it has raised more than $137 million for the fund in its fight

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About Town: School district makes decision on old school building

As everyone knows, football is seasonal, history isn’t. But the decision on the Nittany Avenue school building wasn’t that simple.  The fate of the State College Area School District’s oldest recognized elementary school building (built in 1924 as its fifth- through

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Artist of the Month: Jennifer Trost

To pursue her dream of being a professional opera singer, Jennifer Trost sold everything she owned — twice. Taking those chances paid off for Trost, who besides being an opera singer is an associate professor of music at Penn State, where she teaches voice lessons and song- and

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5 Questions with Sean Fitz, editor of Lions247

During last week’s National Letter of Intent Day, Penn State football head coach James Franklin again brought in a highly ranked class. Lions247 editor Sean Fitz shares his opinion on the class and looks ahead to what the Lions will be trying to land for next year’s recruiting

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On Center: Wilderness

For some young people, life can seem like an endless ordeal. A new multimedia play by En Garde Arts, the company that brought Basetrack Live to Penn State in 2014, juxtaposes projected interviews with real people and actors on stage to tell the stories of teenagers and young adults grappling with

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Lunch with Mimi: Deborah Nardone

With 20 years of experience in the field of natural conservation with local, state, and national organizations, Deborah Nardone was named executive director of ClearWater Conservancy in September 2015. Since her arrival, she has been an integral part of the organization’s mission for land

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Town&Gown's Parenting 2017

Read Town&Gown's Parenting 2017 online here:   https://issuu.com/robschmidt80/docs/parenting_2017

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Taste of the Month: Rusty Rail Brewing Company

The Rusty Rail Brewing Company in Mifflinburg currently encompasses 50,000 square feet of a 250,000-square-foot brick building that had a rich history in the manufacturing industry. Originally built in 1911, the building at one time was where buggies, carriage bodies, gears, axles, and automobile

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In Search of Evan Pugh

Four Penn State presidents have been laid to rest here in Centre County. President Atherton is famously interred right along Pollock Road adjacent to Schwab Auditorium, while Milton Eisenhower finds his final repose in Centre County Memorial Park along the Benner Pike. Evan Pugh, Penn State’s

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