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Town&Gown December 2014

12 Months of Giving: Salvation Army - Rebekka Coakley, Town&Gown

During all the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, there is a familiar sound one can hear outside the doors of local businesses that reminds people to take time to think of others during the Christmas season. It’s the ringing of the Salvation Army bells. Salvation Army volunteers and



Letter from the Editor

I debated whether to use this space to write about all the recent developments with the NCAA and its e-mails and how it handled Penn State more than two years ago, or to write about something more in tune with this time of year. I chose the latter — and I’m not bluffing —

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Taste of the Month: Duffy's Tavern

Nestled in the heart of Boalsburg, Duffy’s Tavern, located at 113 Main Street, is a historic landmark in Centre County offering fine and casual dining with a seasonal flair. Built in 1819 by Colonel James Johnston and his wife, Hannah, it was operated as a tavern and inn for travelers who were

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Health & Wellness: Relieve that Holiday Tension

The kids are home from school, family is coming to visit, and sugar cookies are officially considered an acceptable breakfast alternative. It’s the most wonderful time of the year — but also the most stressful. Between buying gifts, preparing meals, and making travel plans, it can be

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5 Questions with Melissa Vyborny, general manager of Lakemont Park and Lights on the Lake

If you’re looking for a fun and unique holiday event that the whole family can enjoy, a short road trip to Altoona might be the perfect idea this season. With 51 acres of beautiful holiday light displays, Lakemont Park welcomes Holiday Lights on the Lake to visitors from all over. Running

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On Center: Moving Architecture

“At one point,” Portland Monthly’s Aaron Scott writes about a recent show he experienced in Oregon’s cultural capital, “the woman sitting next to me couldn’t resist saying out loud, ‘This is insane!’ in between her running barrage of ‘No

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Lunch with Mimi: Rabbi Ostrich and Pastor Lynn

The holiday season is marked by traditions, family gatherings, and faith. It is the time of year that, regardless of religious beliefs, many open their hearts, count their blessings, and give thanks. Town&Gown founder Mimi Barash Coppersmith sat down at the Tavern Restaurant in State College

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Book Excerpt: The Birth of the Craft Brew Revolution

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 brewpub 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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Six Pack for the Week

Highlights for December 12-18 in entertainment, sports, and more: Old-Time Christmas: Bellefonte Victorian Christmas begins Friday and runs through Sunday. The annual event is one of the highlights of the holiday season in Happy Valley. This year’s event includes State College Community

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On Tap: Gift options for beer lovers

Chances are good that you’re not quite finished with your holiday gift list yet. If you’re like many, that list is still quite long, so maybe it’s time to grab a beer and give the subject some consideration. Look at that beer for a moment, savor the taste, and think of how much

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