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Lifesavers: Profiling Centre County volunteers who make a difference Lifesavers: Profiling Centre County volunteers who make a difference
3 weeks ago - Town and gown
Editor's note: In honor of National Volunteer Month, Town&Gown annually salutes residents who give back to our community. This year we profile a dedicated group of emergency medical technicians, and a couple who helps feed those in need through the State College Food Bank. ‘Truly a [Read More]
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Lifesavers: Profiling Centre County volunteers who make a difference Lifesavers: Profiling Centre County volunteers who make a difference
3 weeks ago - Town and gown
Editor's note: In honor of National Volunteer Month, Town&Gown annually salutes residents who give back to our community. This year we profile a dedicated group of emergency medical technicians, and a couple who helps feed those in need through the State College Food Bank. ‘Truly a [Read More]

‘Fishing Ties Us Together’: For enthusiasts, tying flies is an art, a science, and a way of life ‘Fishing Ties Us Together’: For enthusiasts, tying flies is an art, a science, and a way of life
3 weeks ago - Town and gown
For Centre County fly-fishing legend Joe Humphreys, tying his own flies all started with a fish that he just couldn’t catch when he was a young boy.  “It was a 14-inch trout that was hanging out under a rock on Thompson’s Run. I tried to get it with some regular bait, but I [Read More]

Preserving Seeds of Knowledge: Natural history flourishes at Penn State’s PAC Herbarium Preserving Seeds of Knowledge: Natural history flourishes at Penn State’s PAC Herbarium
3 weeks ago - Town and gown
Located in the Whitmore Lab on the Penn State campus, the PAC Herbarium may be one of University Park’s best-kept secrets. Cabinets and shelves are lined with more than 107,000 carefully dried, preserved, and mounted plant specimens from around the world. The room’s temperature is kept [Read More]

Taste of the Month: State Burger Co. in Bellefonte offers grilled-to-order fare with a personal touch   Taste of the Month: State Burger Co. in Bellefonte offers grilled-to-order fare with a personal touch
3 weeks ago - Town and gown
The humble hamburger is a symbol of American cuisine. Who actually made the first hamburger in America continues to be debated, and numerous communities from Connecticut to Texas claim to be the birthplace of America’s beloved burger. However, it is widely accepted that the hamburger [Read More]

Down East in Centre County: Maine Bay & Berry brings a New England flavor to The Barn at Lemont Down East in Centre County: Maine Bay & Berry brings a New England flavor to The Barn at Lemont
7 weeks ago - Town and gown
It’s tough being a seafood lover living in landlocked central Pennsylvania. While local supermarkets and restaurants have expanded their seafood offerings over the years, one can never be sure just how long fish has been in the freezer, or just what varieties of seafood will be available at [Read More]

Not Your Father's Shop Class: CPI is thriving, as it teaches technology for the future Not Your Father's Shop Class: CPI is thriving, as it teaches technology for the future
7 weeks ago - Town and gown
Dr. Richard Makin puts it this way when talking about what’s going on these days at the Central Pennsylvania Institute of Science and Technology: “This is not your old vo-tech shop class.” Instead, students at CPI in Pleasant Gap are learning the skills needed for today’s [Read More]

A Hand Up: For 50 years, Interfaith Human Services has helped bring Centre County residents in need back from the brink A Hand Up: For 50 years, Interfaith Human Services has helped bring Centre County residents in need back from the brink
7 weeks ago - Town and gown
When Interfaith Human Services began in 1968 as Christian Missions, with a budget of only a few hundred dollars and calls coming in to a member’s living room at all hours, the scrappy founders saw an unfilled need in Centre County, one they could address better together than [Read More]

Taste of the Month: The Passover Seder connects generations Taste of the Month: The Passover Seder connects generations
7 weeks ago - Town and gown
Every year, on the first night of the Jewish holiday known as Passover, family and friends gather together for a ceremonial Seder feast, where the story of the exodus is told. Seder, meaning order in Hebrew, is one of the most beloved Jewish home rituals. Participants use a guidebook called a [Read More]

Town&Gown Reader Survey Town&Gown Reader Survey
11 weeks ago - Town and gown
Let us know what you think of Town&Gown! Please take a moment to complete the survey to help us better serve the needs of our readers and advertisers. Complete the reader survey by clicking here and be entered to win a variety of prize items including a Penn State Tailgate package, a [Read More]

From Concept to Company: Collaboration spurs Centre County’s entrepreneurial ecosystem From Concept to Company: Collaboration spurs Centre County’s entrepreneurial ecosystem
11 weeks ago - Town and gown
LaunchBox is one of many new and ongoing local organizations that benefit entrepreneurs like Nick Unis and helped rank State College as No. 10 on Livability.com’s 2016 list of Best Cities for Entrepreneurs. Meanwhile, collaboration among university, government, and nonprofit officials is helping t [Read More]

‘The Safest Building on Earth’: At Penn State’s high-security Pell Lab for Advanced Biological Research, scientists work to combat disease ‘The Safest Building on Earth’: At Penn State’s high-security Pell Lab for Advanced Biological Research, scientists work to combat disease
11 weeks ago - Town and gown
Tucked away in the northern reaches of Penn State’s campus among the agricultural buildings is a level-three biological containment research facility dedicated to learning about – and combating – pathogens affecting both human and animal. [Read More]

 A Drive to Help Others: THON experience inspires former leaders as they pursue varied careers A Drive to Help Others: THON experience inspires former leaders as they pursue varied careers
11 weeks ago - Town and gown
Being involved in THON has impacted the careers of those who served as leaders. Some have gone on to careers in the nonprofit sector, while others utilize the organizational and leadership skills they learned in the corporate world. [Read More]

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