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Nittany Valley Society: The Legend of Penn’s Cave Nittany Valley Society: The Legend of Penn’s Cave
3 weeks ago - Town and gown
This is the very first Pennsylvania legend published by folklorist Henry W. Shoemaker in 1902. It is the official legend featured at Penn’s Cave, where it is painted on a large sign at the entrance. This legend tells not of the Princess Nittany over whose burial mound (or over whose [Read More]
Snapshot: Dr. Michelle Saylor Snapshot: Dr. Michelle Saylor
4 weeks ago - Town and gown
When Dr. Michelle Saylor was asked to step in as the interim superintendent for Bellefonte Area School District in April, she was hesitant at first to take the position. “I loved working with curriculum, instruction, and innovation and working side-by-side with the teachers,” she says, [Read More]
About Town: The Centre Region Senior Center is moving again About Town: The Centre Region Senior Center is moving again
4 weeks ago - Town and gown
The Centre Region Senior Center (CRSC) is in transition, again. What began part-time in 1976 in the basement of the State College Christian Church (then at Easterly Parkway and William Street) until the downtown Fraser Center was ready in 1986, arrived last September at the Nittany Mall. It is [Read More]
Q&A: Cynthia Mazzant, executive director of Tempest Productions Q&A: Cynthia Mazzant, executive director of Tempest Productions
4 weeks ago - Town and gown
Twenty years ago, Cynthia Mazzant, along with Jo Wadsworth and Chuck Caudill, started Tempest Productions as a way to introduce young people to live theater through workshops and interactive events. The organization, which started in New Jersey, has found a home in Bellefonte. On August 20, Tempest [Read More]
On Tap: Hot Weather Prescription: Take a Little Pils! On Tap: Hot Weather Prescription: Take a Little Pils!
4 weeks ago - Town and gown
The Dog Days of summer find many of us reaching for a lighter-bodied beer — one that’s refreshing and easy to drink, perhaps with a little less alcohol than our usual tipple, much like the lighter fare we might choose to enjoy during summertime meals. If that’s the case with your [Read More]
On Center: Lewis and guitarist-singer John Pizzarelli pay tribute to Nat King Cole On Center: Lewis and guitarist-singer John Pizzarelli pay tribute to Nat King Cole
4 weeks ago - Town and gown
Pianist Ramsey Lewis has appeared at Eisenhower Auditorium three times in the last quarter century. He’s performed in a duo with the great Billy Taylor, been backed by Penn State’s Essence of Joy choir, and shared billing with the legendary Dave Brubeck. When Lewis returns to the [Read More]
Taste of the Month: Barranquero Café Taste of the Month: Barranquero Café
4 weeks ago - Town and gown
Colombia is the world’s third largest producer of coffee, after Brazil and Vietnam. The rich volcanic soil in the arid mountains of the country produces ideal conditions for growing high-quality coffee. Colombian coffee is known to be among the best in the world, with a rich, full-bodied, and [Read More]
Lunch with Mimi Lunch with Mimi
5 weeks ago - Town and gown
As State College borough manager since 2003, Tom Fountaine is the chief administrative officer of the day-to-day operation of the municipality. Prior to coming to State College, he worked as the borough manager of Hollidaysburg. Born and raised in Indiana, he is a graduate of Indiana University in [Read More]
The Best Year Ever The Best Year Ever
5 weeks ago - Town and gown
Where does Erica Dambach begin when she reflects on what’s happened to her during the past 12 months? Is it leading the women’s soccer program at Penn State — her dream job, where her parents went to school and were married — to its first national title? Is it marrying [Read More]
Uncovering the Underground Railroad Uncovering the Underground Railroad
5 weeks ago - Town and gown
Andrew Gregg Curtain of Bellefonte,
five years before he became governor of Pennsylvania, leading a posse on horseback
in an attempt to free an abducted African- American ex-slave. Famed Massachusetts Quaker and abolitionist Lucretia Mott visits Halfmoon Township and delivers a fiery antislavery [Read More]

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