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Family Values: Football and community are family affairs for Renaissance Fund honoree James Franklin, his wife, Fumi, and their daughters Family Values: Football and community are family affairs for Renaissance Fund honoree James Franklin, his wife, Fumi, and their daughters
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It’s easy to see that Fumi Franklin feels right at home in the Lasch Building, where her husband, James, presides as Penn State’s head football coach. Sitting amongst the trophies and plaques that showcase the program’s many accomplishments, she waits for James to finish up an [Read More]
Call of the Wild: In fall, tiny Benezette becomes the destination to view elk during ‘the rut’   Call of the Wild: In fall, tiny Benezette becomes the destination to view elk during ‘the rut’
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October is the perfect time to take a day trip to Benezette, “The Elk Capital of Pennsylvania.” Situated deep within the densely forested Pennsylvania Wilds, the tiny town of Benezette (sometimes simply spelled “Benezett”), with a full-time population of only 200 or so [Read More]
The Flavor of Rural Medicine: Geisinger residency program focusing on the needs of less-populous communities is about to expand to Centre County   The Flavor of Rural Medicine: Geisinger residency program focusing on the needs of less-populous communities is about to expand to Centre County
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Americans living in rural communities are seven times as likely as those in urban areas to report that they are unable to get the health care they need, according to a 2017 article from the American Society on Aging. Likewise, 20 percent of the U.S. population is considered rural, but only 12 [Read More]
Lunch with Mimi: Gregory Drane, director of the Penn State Blue Band, takes pride in challenging his students while entertaining fans at Beaver Stadium   Lunch with Mimi: Gregory Drane, director of the Penn State Blue Band, takes pride in challenging his students while entertaining fans at Beaver Stadium
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Gregory Drane became the sixth director of the Penn State Blue Band in July 2015. He took the helm after serving as assistant director from 2005-2015, leading the athletic pep bands as well as beginning the Penn State volleyball band. In his role as director, he works with more than 500 students [Read More]
Letter from the Publisher: October Skies Letter from the Publisher: October Skies
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October produces some of the most beautiful skies of the year. The striking blues and grays balanced against a hazy white create the perfect canvas to highlight a wide palette of fall colors. Very rarely will you find a clear sunny day in Happy Valley during October. Most of the paintings and [Read More]
Letter from the Editor: Stoking the Pride Letter from the Editor: Stoking the Pride
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I have lots of habits that understandably try my wife’s patience. This time of year, for example, there are the minutes – OK, maybe hours – spent each week on my phone, researching and adjusting the lineups of my fantasy football teams. While she enjoys football too, she’s [Read More]
Taste of the Month: RE Farm Café serves delectable cuisine while teaching us to reconnect with the land   Taste of the Month: RE Farm Café serves delectable cuisine while teaching us to reconnect with the land
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A dream years in the making has finally come to fruition for Duke and Monica Gastiger. The former owners of Spat’s Café and Speakeasy and The Rathskeller became unintentional farmers when they purchased Windswept Farm in 2016. Located at 100 Filmore Road in State College, their RE Farm [Read More]
After getting some expert help from golf legend Arnold Palmer, The Village at Penn State opens a first-of-its-kind park   After getting some expert help from golf legend Arnold Palmer, The Village at Penn State opens a first-of-its-kind park
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When Liberty Lutheran purchased The Village at Penn State in 2012, leaders began looking at ways to add more amenities to the senior living community. Dave DeLuca, Liberty’s director of real estate development, “took a shot out of the blue.” Years earlier, DeLuca had worked with [Read More]
Help Me! I want to teach my dog some new tricks Help Me! I want to teach my dog some new tricks
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Let me start this off by saying that I was never a dog person until I met my partner, Becky. At first, my interactions with her dogs Stella and Bertha were very measured.  I never had dogs growing up and I wasn’t sure what to do with them, and maybe I was a little intimidated. In fact, I [Read More]
On Tap: Bottles have long ruled, but flexibility is helping cans become a popular choice of craft brewers – who say you can’t taste the difference On Tap: Bottles have long ruled, but flexibility is helping cans become a popular choice of craft brewers – who say you can’t taste the difference
3 weeks ago - Town and gown
At one time, there seemed to be little debate: Beer was simply better when it came from a bottle than a can. Whether that was a fact or just the thinking because bottles were “cooler” can be discussed. But what has become a reality in the beer-brewing business these days is that more [Read More]

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May’s issue of Town&Gown looks at how refugees from war-torn countries are finding homes in Happy Valley, explores Antarctica with State College teacher Nell Herrmann, goes inside the Penn State All-Sports Museum as it celebrates its 10th anniversary, a

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