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Members of Centre County's Class of 2020 lost some cherished rites of passage this spring, but found some positive lessons amid the disappointment Members of Centre County's Class of 2020 lost some cherished rites of passage this spring, but found some positive lessons amid the disappointment
3 days ago - Town and gown
Senior class trips. Prom. Senior skip days. Banquets and awards. Graduation ceremonies. These are all rites of passage for most teenagers during the spring of 12th grade – traditions many look forward to for years. But when a global pandemic brought the in-person school year to an abrupt end [Read More]
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Members of Centre County's Class of 2020 lost some cherished rites of passage this spring, but found some positive lessons amid the disappointment Members of Centre County's Class of 2020 lost some cherished rites of passage this spring, but found some positive lessons amid the disappointment
3 days ago - Town and gown
Senior class trips. Prom. Senior skip days. Banquets and awards. Graduation ceremonies. These are all rites of passage for most teenagers during the spring of 12th grade – traditions many look forward to for years. But when a global pandemic brought the in-person school year to an abrupt end [Read More]

Dairy, livestock farmers in central PA are navigating an uncertain spring Dairy, livestock farmers in central PA are navigating an uncertain spring
3 days ago - Town and gown
Spring is typically a high-volume time for dairy farmers in the region. As the weather warms up, operators of small farms are able to get their cows out to pasture more often, and because of the higher-quality feed and natural cycle of cattle, cows make more milk in the spring. This made the sudden [Read More]

From elderly residents to at-risk youth, Ridgelines Language Arts empowers under-heard voices in central Pennsylvania   From elderly residents to at-risk youth, Ridgelines Language Arts empowers under-heard voices in central Pennsylvania
3 days ago - Town and gown
Ridgelines Language Arts has been quietly making a difference in the lives of marginalized communities since its establishment in 2017. At the time, founder Abby Minor was directing Being Heard, a program that facilitates poetry-writing classes for older adults throughout Centre County, with [Read More]

On Tap: With some creativity, Centre County breweries hold their own during pandemic On Tap: With some creativity, Centre County breweries hold their own during pandemic
3 days ago - Town and gown
Axemann Brewery, one of Centre County’s newest breweries, was hoping to open the doors to its taproom this spring in Bellefonte. All of its plans changed when the COVID-19 pandemic hit. While the building on Axemann Road in Bellefonte is still not open for the public, Axemann has been brewing [Read More]

Lunch with Mimi: Chris Buchignani discusses the mission of the State College Area School District Education Foundation Lunch with Mimi: Chris Buchignani discusses the mission of the State College Area School District Education Foundation
5 weeks ago - Town and gown
Founded in the fall of 2015, the State College Area School District Education Foundation is a nonprofit organization with the mission to enhance the educational experience of the 7,000 students enrolled in the district by providing the tools, resources, opportunities, and programming needed to [Read More]

Artist Ben Saggese finds wide success from his ‘chouse’ in tiny central PA village Artist Ben Saggese finds wide success from his ‘chouse’ in tiny central PA village
5 weeks ago - Town and gown
Ben Saggese lives in the tiny village of Munson (population: 284), in a renovated “chouse” (church-house) that also doubles as an art studio. Despite his rural headquarters, Saggese has made an impression far and wide.  The phrase, “Bloom where you’re planted” is [Read More]

Plans are taking shape for the new Penn State art museum at The Arboretum Plans are taking shape for the new Penn State art museum at The Arboretum
9 weeks ago - Town and gown
In 2016, Penn State President Eric Barron approached the university’s board of trustees with a vision. He proposed the development of a new cultural district, where all of the university’s museums could be consolidated into one easily accessible location – a location that is [Read More]

50 years after first Earth Day, Centre County’s Recycling Authority continues the mission to educate 50 years after first Earth Day, Centre County’s Recycling Authority continues the mission to educate
9 weeks ago - Town and gown
Joanne Shafer remembers the very first Earth Day, held 50 years ago on April 7, 1970. To say it made an impression on her is an understatement. “I’m a professional person whose avocation turned into a vocation and essentially a career because of the first Earth Day,” says Shafer. [Read More]

State Queens bring LGBTQ awareness to the community through performances and events such as Drag Queen Story Hour   State Queens bring LGBTQ awareness to the community through performances and events such as Drag Queen Story Hour
9 weeks ago - Town and gown
It’s a Thursday night at Arena Bar & Grill in State College, and 18 performers from across Pennsylvania with various talents have gathered for a competition. With strobe lights flashing and a medley of pop hits throbbing out of the speakers, Hexxa, a statuesque performer, takes center [Read More]

Planning a Season of Change: 60 years in the making, the Summers on Allen pedestrian mall aims to bring more people downtown    Planning a Season of Change: 60 years in the making, the Summers on Allen pedestrian mall aims to bring more people downtown
14 weeks ago - Town and gown
This May, State College could join Ithaca, Burlington, Charlottesville, Iowa City, and dozens of other cities across the country in creating a pedestrian mall in the heart of downtown. Summers on Allen, a collaboration between the Centre Foundation, Groznik PR, and the Downtown State College [Read More]

Still Rolling Strong: Entering its 10th season, the State College Area Roller Derby skates along as a source of empowerment for women of varied backgrounds Still Rolling Strong: Entering its 10th season, the State College Area Roller Derby skates along as a source of empowerment for women of varied backgrounds
14 weeks ago - Town and gown
They come together on roller skates; professors and students, bartenders and businesswomen, moms and daughters. Some are taller, or faster, than others. Some have been doing this for years; others are just picking it up. But one thing is for sure: They all are strong, and they are even stronger [Read More]

Women of Achievement: A new exhibit at the Bellefonte Art Museum celebrates exceptional women   Women of Achievement: A new exhibit at the Bellefonte Art Museum celebrates exceptional women
14 weeks ago - Town and gown
They may be teachers, they may be activists, they may be pastors. They may be anything in between. To the Bellefonte Art Museum for Centre County and beyond, they are unique, powerful contributors to our community. They are women. The museum will be hosting an exhibition, Celebrating Our Women of [Read More]

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