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Penn State-HUB Robeson Center Penn State-HUB Robeson Center
7 hours ago - Town and gown
Town&Gown's special publication looking at the history of the HUB-Robeson Center and what's new there after the renovations: http://issuu.com/robschmidt80/docs/2015_hub_special_issue [Read More]
Sacred Sounds Sacred Sounds
8 hours ago - Town and gown
With eyes closed and ears open, listening to the State College Sacred Harp singers feels like going to church in the south, circa the 1800s, with a fire and brimstone sermon from a fiery preacher to follow. Each vocal group — treble, alto, tenor, and bass — is strong and distinct, none [Read More]
All the Valley's A Stage All the Valley's A Stage
8 hours ago - Town and gown
Look around Centre County this summer and you’ll see community theater is everywhere. From the State Theatre to the Boal Barn Playhouse, hundreds of volunteers work on stages and behind the scenes to bring performances that rival those done by national companies. When it comes to community [Read More]
50 Years of Town&Gown: Arts & Entertainment 50 Years of Town&Gown: Arts & Entertainment
8 hours ago - Town and gown
Back in the 1960s, downtown State College became a ghost town in the summer, with few Penn State students sticking around for summer classes. State College Area Chamber of Commerce chairman Wally Lloyd pitched the idea of an arts festival to attract summer visitors, just as Penn State football does [Read More]
Snapshot: Thomas Palchak Snapshot: Thomas Palchak
8 hours ago - Town and gown
Penn State’s Berkey Creamery is celebrating its 150th birthday this year. For the past 29 years, Thomas Palchak has been its manager. Palchak, who graduated from Penn State in 1980, was working at Safeway Incorporated in Colorado when he returned to the university and had lunch with a former [Read More]
Lunch with Mimi: Catherine Alloway, Schlow Centre Region Library director Lunch with Mimi: Catherine Alloway, Schlow Centre Region Library director
8 hours ago - Town and gown
Working in a library has been part of Catherine Alloway’s life for the better part of 40 years. Since 2010, she has been the director of Schlow Centre Region Library in State College and has helped see it through various challenges, including cuts from state funding. Regardless of the [Read More]
Health: Hydration Health: Hydration
9 hours ago - Town and gown
It is the first hot and humid day of summer. As a participant in a local 10k road race, your training partner plans to push her “normal” pace to achieve a best time. During the race, she runs well ahead of you, and you notice she does not stop to take water at aid stations. A quarter [Read More]
Events: Nittany Stage Race Events: Nittany Stage Race
9 hours ago - Town and gown
Bicycling’s popularity continues to grow in the Centre Region. It’s become such an important aspect that it has led to the Centre Region Council of Governments to seek input in putting together a bike plan for the area. State College also recently placed ninth out of 154 cities in [Read More]
On Center: Mavis Staples & Joan Osborne On Center: Mavis Staples & Joan Osborne
9 hours ago - Town and gown
Glorious vocalist Mavis Staples and seven-time Grammy nominee Joan Osborne collaborate on tour for the first time in “Solid Soul,” which comes to Penn State’s Eisenhower Auditorium Tuesday, October 27. Staples, a fixture in American music for six decades, came to fame as a member [Read More]
Taste of the Month: Food for Thought Taste of the Month: Food for Thought
9 hours ago - Town and gown
In cities across the United States, food trucks have become the newest pop-up restaurants, offering gourmet cuisine at reasonable prices. Like a brick-and-mortar restaurant, food trucks are subject to the same strict rules, regulations, and licenses required of all foodservice businesses. There are [Read More]

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May 2012

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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