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Why We Keep Returning to Happy Valley Why We Keep Returning to Happy Valley
2 days ago - Town and gown
The following abridged version of the legend of King Wi-Daagh’s spell, originally recounted by Henry W. Shoemaker, appears in full in “The Legends of the Nittany Valley,” a collection of regional folklore published by The Nittany Valley Society. No matter how mystical or [Read More]
5 Questions with Tourism Ireland executive vice president Alison Metcalfe  5 Questions with Tourism Ireland executive vice president Alison Metcalfe
2 days ago - Town and gown
The Penn State football team is traveling to Ireland in August to play in the Croke Park Classica against Central Florida. It is expected that about 15,000 Penn State fans will be traveling to cheer on the Nittany Lions. Tourism Ireland has been helping some of those dedicated fans make traveling [Read More]
Taking Charge Taking Charge
2 days ago - Town and gown
Eric Barron had been at his job as Penn State’s president less than a week when he sat down for an interview with Town&Gown in May in his Old Main office. He already had a busy week with traveling to the university’s commonwealth campuses and meeting the school’s deans and [Read More]
Designing the Perfect Career Designing the Perfect Career
2 days ago - Town and gown
World-renowned poster designer. Professor emeritus. Lanny Sommese has certainly earned some impressive titles in his nearly 50-year career. Born in East Moline, Illinois, in 1943, he has been a member of the Penn State faculty since 1970, and has served as a fellow of the Institute for Arts [Read More]
Opportunity & Happiness in Happy Valley Opportunity & Happiness in Happy Valley
2 days ago - Town and gown
It is a truth universally acknowledged that America is a land of immigrants. For centuries, people — many of them with little or nothing to their names — have come to this country from all corners of the world, hoping to live their versions of the American Dream. While most may head [Read More]
Creative Expressions: How Has a Teacher Opened Your World? Creative Expressions: How Has a Teacher Opened Your World?
2 days ago - Town and gown
For the fourth consecutive year, the State College Area School Dis- trict held its Creative Expressions contest asking students to express “How Has A Teacher Opened Your World?” The contest was open to students in kindergarten through 12th grade. Entries came in various forms, including [Read More]
Letter from the Editor Letter from the Editor
2 days ago - Town and gown
The month of August represents both a sad and exciting time — and it’s for exactly the same reason. It’s back-to-school month — which, of course, means end of summer (sad) but new beginnings for students attending local schools — and those popular back-to-school [Read More]
Six Pack for the Week Six Pack for the Week
2 days ago - Town and gown
Entertainment and sports highlights for the weekend and coming week: Great Outdoors: The summer outdoor concert season continues. On Friday, The Project performs on the Village Green in Lemont. On Sunday, Lee Shaw’s Swingin’ Dixie is at South Hills School, while Dan Stevens performs at [Read More]
Snapshot: Matt Lintal Snapshot: Matt Lintal
2 days ago - Town and gown
When Matt Lintal played football at State College, he found a role model in the head coach and school counselor, who also just happened to be his dad. Now he follows in the footsteps of his father, Dave Lintal, and, according to Matt, “Those are big shoes to fill.  “My dad has [Read More]
12 Months of Giving: Community Help Centre 12 Months of Giving: Community Help Centre
2 days ago - Town and gown
(Editor’s note: This is the eighth of Town&Gown’s yearlong series profiling organizations, groups, and individuals who do noteworthy work to help others — and who also could use your help in aiding those in need. Each month, you’ll have an opportunity to read about [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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