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Family Values: Football and community are family affairs for Renaissance Fund honoree James Franklin, his wife, Fumi, and their daughters Family Values: Football and community are family affairs for Renaissance Fund honoree James Franklin, his wife, Fumi, and their daughters
2 weeks ago - Town and gown
It’s easy to see that Fumi Franklin feels right at home in the Lasch Building, where her husband, James, presides as Penn State’s head football coach. Sitting amongst the trophies and plaques that showcase the program’s many accomplishments, she waits for James to finish up an [Read More]
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Family Values: Football and community are family affairs for Renaissance Fund honoree James Franklin, his wife, Fumi, and their daughters Family Values: Football and community are family affairs for Renaissance Fund honoree James Franklin, his wife, Fumi, and their daughters
2 weeks ago - Town and gown
It’s easy to see that Fumi Franklin feels right at home in the Lasch Building, where her husband, James, presides as Penn State’s head football coach. Sitting amongst the trophies and plaques that showcase the program’s many accomplishments, she waits for James to finish up an [Read More]

Call of the Wild: In fall, tiny Benezette becomes the destination to view elk during ‘the rut’   Call of the Wild: In fall, tiny Benezette becomes the destination to view elk during ‘the rut’
2 weeks ago - Town and gown
October is the perfect time to take a day trip to Benezette, “The Elk Capital of Pennsylvania.” Situated deep within the densely forested Pennsylvania Wilds, the tiny town of Benezette (sometimes simply spelled “Benezett”), with a full-time population of only 200 or so [Read More]

The Flavor of Rural Medicine: Geisinger residency program focusing on the needs of less-populous communities is about to expand to Centre County   The Flavor of Rural Medicine: Geisinger residency program focusing on the needs of less-populous communities is about to expand to Centre County
2 weeks ago - Town and gown
Americans living in rural communities are seven times as likely as those in urban areas to report that they are unable to get the health care they need, according to a 2017 article from the American Society on Aging. Likewise, 20 percent of the U.S. population is considered rural, but only 12 [Read More]

Lunch with Mimi: Gregory Drane, director of the Penn State Blue Band, takes pride in challenging his students while entertaining fans at Beaver Stadium   Lunch with Mimi: Gregory Drane, director of the Penn State Blue Band, takes pride in challenging his students while entertaining fans at Beaver Stadium
2 weeks ago - Town and gown
Gregory Drane became the sixth director of the Penn State Blue Band in July 2015. He took the helm after serving as assistant director from 2005-2015, leading the athletic pep bands as well as beginning the Penn State volleyball band. In his role as director, he works with more than 500 students [Read More]

When Perfect Wasn’t Enough: Museum celebrates – and rekindles debates about – Penn State teams that were Unbeaten & Uncrowned   When Perfect Wasn’t Enough: Museum celebrates – and rekindles debates about – Penn State teams that were Unbeaten & Uncrowned
7 weeks ago - Town and gown
Imagine being perfect at something. Maybe it’s our job, our appearance, creating a piece of art, or cooking a dish that is just perfect. No flaws, no errors, no mistakes. Simply perfect. And then imagine that being perfect, that doing something perfectly, was seen as not being good enough. [Read More]

50 years after a plane crash killed 4 Bellefonte civic leaders, a son finds site of tragedy 50 years after a plane crash killed 4 Bellefonte civic leaders, a son finds site of tragedy
7 weeks ago - Town and gown
They were first a party of three. But as Harold Flick steered his single-engine plane south toward the state capital from Bellefonte Skyport, he didn’t feel he could safely make it to Harrisburg through the overcast sky. He returned with his two passengers: Bellefonte Mayor Sidney Willar and [Read More]

Cavers find adventure, spectacular scenery – and some interesting creatures – in central PA's natural cavities   Cavers find adventure, spectacular scenery – and some interesting creatures – in central PA's natural cavities
7 weeks ago - Town and gown
Often ranked high on “best of” lists about great places to live in the United States, Centre County boasts some of the best fishing, hiking, kayaking, and more when it comes to outdoor adventures. However, the county and nearby counties are also home to some wonderful natural wonders [Read More]

Businesses, motorists trying to persevere as North Atherton Street undergoes needed improvements Businesses, motorists trying to persevere as North Atherton Street undergoes needed improvements
7 weeks ago - Town and gown
It’s the noon hour on a typical, sweltering, State College summer Thursday, a time when restaurants serve a lunchtime crowd, dollar amounts on convenience stores' gas pumps swell, and the doors of a variety of businesses are pushed open and closed, powered by patrons. Except on North Atherton [Read More]

A Gentle Approach: Trainer Suzanne Myers helps mustangs go from 'wild to wow' at her Port Matilda stables A Gentle Approach: Trainer Suzanne Myers helps mustangs go from 'wild to wow' at her Port Matilda stables
12 weeks ago - Town and gown
Suzanne Myers operates Next Level Horsemanship in Port Matilda,where she and her staff board and train horses, and teach people to become better handlers and riders. Once a year, she participates in the Bureau of Land Management’s Wild Horse and Burro adoption program. Wild horses are brought [Read More]

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12 weeks ago - Town and gown
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After years of hardship, the allure of downtown Philipsburg is bringing businesses back After years of hardship, the allure of downtown Philipsburg is bringing businesses back
12 weeks ago - Town and gown
When Bill and Kristin DeBoer’s business, Brown Dog Catering, outgrew its old kitchen space, the couple decided to move their headquarters from State College to Philipsburg. “We moved here because it was affordable. There’s no way we could have bought a kitchen in State College. I [Read More]

‘Five-Star Rustic’: Godspeed Events and Lodging brings hostel hospitality to central PA ‘Five-Star Rustic’: Godspeed Events and Lodging brings hostel hospitality to central PA
12 weeks ago - Town and gown
Six years ago, the site of the former Jarcy’s Motel in Port Matilda was overgrown, littered with abandoned RVs, and covered in piles of trash that had accumulated over a 25-year period – in short, it was an eyesore. But when Bart Grande looked at the 20 acres of land spanning two sides [Read More]

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