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Snapshot: State College hotelier Mark Morath and his staff are garnering big accolades Snapshot: State College hotelier Mark Morath and his staff are garnering big accolades
3 weeks ago - Town and gown
When you’re a guest at Days Inn Penn State, you might not realize that the handsome, gray-haired, soft-spoken gentleman fixing a new pot of coffee in the lobby is actually Hotelier of the Year and operator and owner of the grandest Day’s Inn in the world. But small daily acts like this [Read More]
About Town: ‘Miss Melanie’ stuns audiences with her smooth, rangy voice About Town: ‘Miss Melanie’ stuns audiences with her smooth, rangy voice
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A relatively new Centre County songstress has a big voice that sounds as if it’s been around for a long time. Hearing Melanie Morrison Zeigler sing, some listeners are reminded of three of her idols: Etta James, Ella Fitzgerald, and Aretha Franklin. When “Miss Melanie” of the [Read More]
Artist of the Month: FUSE Productions leader Richard Biever shines the spotlight on lesser-seen treasures Artist of the Month: FUSE Productions leader Richard Biever shines the spotlight on lesser-seen treasures
3 weeks ago - Town and gown
Richard Biever has dedicated himself to the craft of theater. Biever’s latest endeavor, FUSE Productions, is a product of his decades of knowledge and experience as an actor, director, composer, lyricist, and music director. Biever has been well-schooled in theater, attending the American [Read More]
On Tap: The State College Brew Expo marks its 20th year by featuring beers from Pennsylvania On Tap: The State College Brew Expo marks its 20th year by featuring beers from Pennsylvania
3 weeks ago - Town and gown
To celebrate the State College Brew Expo’s 20th year, Michael Martin, who runs the expo with his wife, Malissa, didn’t look too far when it came to deciding which breweries would be showcasing their beers at this year’s expo. Martin made the decision to make the State College Brew [Read More]
Penn State Diary: Signing off for now Penn State Diary: Signing off for now
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In September 1990, Witt Yeagley, editor, and Mimi Barash Coppersmith, publisher, invited me to write a monthly column for Town & Gown magazine, and I happily accepted. With this August 2018 piece, my skein reaches 300, and I’m turning over my space to new writers and new ideas. Writing [Read More]
Lunch with Mimi: OLLI director Sarah Anderson says lifelong learning offers joy, connection – and meaning   Lunch with Mimi: OLLI director Sarah Anderson says lifelong learning offers joy, connection – and meaning
3 weeks ago - Town and gown
The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at Penn State began as the Community Academy for Lifelong Learning in 1996 and, together with Penn State Outreach and Online Education, applied for, and received, a grant to become an Osher Lifelong Learning Institute in 2006. OLLI dissolved its 501(c)(3) [Read More]
Letter from the Editor: Spikes put on a show Letter from the Editor: Spikes put on a show
3 weeks ago - Town and gown
As a baseball fanatic growing up in Rhode Island, McCoy Stadium in Pawtucket was more or less my field of dreams. I’d get to Fenway Park in Boston – about 90 minutes away – once or twice a year to see the Red Sox. But McCoy was half that distance, and I got to see a lot of future [Read More]
Cultural Crossroads: There’s something special happening in Millheim Cultural Crossroads: There’s something special happening in Millheim
3 weeks ago - Town and gown
Something special is happening in Millheim, and you can feel it on the streets. Well, maybe it is more that you can feel it on the street, because, really, there is only one major road through town. Millheim is a small community of around 900 people. But on that street in this rural community in [Read More]
As the State College Spikes prepare to host league All-Star festivities, fun is the name of the game As the State College Spikes prepare to host league All-Star festivities, fun is the name of the game
3 weeks ago - Town and gown
State College Spikes general manager Scott Walker describes his job duties as “everything you could possibly think of.” That can range from helping pull the large, heavy tarp off the infield on the morning of a game to selling one ticket to developing major partnerships to working with [Read More]
Youth Service Bureau celebrates 50 years of helping Centre County’s kids realize potential Youth Service Bureau celebrates 50 years of helping Centre County’s kids realize potential
3 weeks ago - Town and gown
First, young Valerie Freeman’s parents got divorced. Then her house burned down, and her mother’s boyfriend abused her. The final straw came at age 13, when her mother “freaked out” and hit her over and over again. Barefoot and bleeding, Freeman ran from her Park Forest home [Read More]

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