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Beauty From The Ashes: Even after losing nearly everything in a house fire, the Markle family counts their blessings Beauty From The Ashes: Even after losing nearly everything in a house fire, the Markle family counts their blessings
1 week ago - Town and gown
“Unless it’s fatal, it’s no big deal.” That’s the saying on the ceramic plaque that hangs on the burned-out front door of the Gatesburg home of Derec and Maggie Markle. It serves as a reminder to the Markles and their five children that they have much to be grateful [Read More]
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Beauty From The Ashes: Even after losing nearly everything in a house fire, the Markle family counts their blessings Beauty From The Ashes: Even after losing nearly everything in a house fire, the Markle family counts their blessings
1 week ago - Town and gown
“Unless it’s fatal, it’s no big deal.” That’s the saying on the ceramic plaque that hangs on the burned-out front door of the Gatesburg home of Derec and Maggie Markle. It serves as a reminder to the Markles and their five children that they have much to be grateful [Read More]

New Lungs, New Life: After a double lung transplant, Michael Keller is making the most of the opportunity he has been given   New Lungs, New Life: After a double lung transplant, Michael Keller is making the most of the opportunity he has been given
1 week ago - Town and gown
Two Christmas seasons ago, Michael Keller received an incredible gift. It came in the form of a double lung transplant, and for Keller it meant a second chance at life. Now he is determined to make the most of this gift of life by paying it forward in a multitude of ways. Keller, 34, was born with [Read More]

The Good Day Café serves up much more than a cup of coffee The Good Day Café serves up much more than a cup of coffee
1 week ago - Town and gown
A beautiful light shines in the Good Day Café, and it doesn’t just come from the sun streaking through the big windows. The light also shines with every employee with a disability who comes to work with a sense of purpose, building confidence in themselves.  The light shines in [Read More]

The Huck tackles humanity's pressing questions The Huck tackles humanity's pressing questions
1 week ago - Town and gown
“You’ll excuse us if we geek out for a moment?” Peter Hudson asks with a chuckle as he brings up an interesting point – which he does quiet often – as he sits with his longtime friend and colleague Andrew Read. The pair of science leaders take a moment to explore each [Read More]

Over the Valley: A symbol of pride and a place of serenity, Mount Nittany offers more than spectacular views Over the Valley: A symbol of pride and a place of serenity, Mount Nittany offers more than spectacular views
6 weeks ago - Town and gown
Every Saturday in the fall, they call your name on college football broadcasts around the country. During home games, they show your beauty in the distance from far above Beaver Stadium as a symbol of what makes Happy Valley so special. While you may not be the tallest mountain in the world, in [Read More]

A Market on Fire: With demand outpacing supply, Centre County real estate is red hot A Market on Fire: With demand outpacing supply, Centre County real estate is red hot
6 weeks ago - Town and gown
Homebuyers Mindy Krause and her husband, Brandon, knew the drill. They’d show up at an open house this spring only to learn the home was already sale-pending. Or there were multiple offers on the table, putting them in a tricky situation: Do they quickly make an offer, without much time to [Read More]

Listen Up, Centre County: Local podcasts emerging as popular tool to build connections Listen Up, Centre County: Local podcasts emerging as popular tool to build connections
6 weeks ago - Town and gown
Podcasts were introduced in the early 2000s, but it wasn’t until 2014 that they really hit the mainstream. That’s the year that the breakthrough phenomenon Serial was released, and the resulting surge in the popularity of podcasts is widely attributed to its success. In Serial’s [Read More]

Care packages from A Soldier’s Hands let service members know ‘they matter’ Care packages from A Soldier’s Hands let service members know ‘they matter’
6 weeks ago - Town and gown
In August 2007, Trish Shallenberger was trying to get a flight from Dallas to Philadelphia. Storms moving through the area had delayed flights and standby passengers were accumulating. She was asked if she would give up her seat and she declined. After a three-hour delay, she boarded her plane, sat [Read More]

For thousands of Penn State fans, food just tastes better at a Beaver Stadium tailgate For thousands of Penn State fans, food just tastes better at a Beaver Stadium tailgate
11 weeks ago - Town and gown
Rain or shine, sleet or snow, tailgating before football games is a century-old tradition, and many die-hard fans arrive early in the morning, hours before kickoff, to set up and begin the festivities. Nothing is better than surrounding yourself with fellow Nittany Lions fans outside Beaver Stadium [Read More]

State College’s first medical marijuana dispensary aims to ease pain State College’s first medical marijuana dispensary aims to ease pain
11 weeks ago - Town and gown
When patients come into Nature's Medicines, Angel Rodriguez feels their pain. He knows what they are going through and what they are looking for. After all, it wasn’t that long ago that Rodriguez, the co-manager of Centre County’s first medical marijuana dispensary, was struggling [Read More]

A Team Effort: Renaissance Honorees Tom and Sara Songer have served their community – together A Team Effort: Renaissance Honorees Tom and Sara Songer have served their community – together
11 weeks ago - Town and gown
The concept of teamwork is important to Tom and Sara Songer. Both are quick to credit others with helping them achieve success, and frequently cite the value of people working together, whether they are talking about their marriage, their family, or their professional lives. So it seems fitting [Read More]

Pampering Our Furry Friends: From in-home sitters to spa treatments, Centre County pet care is reaching new levels Pampering Our Furry Friends: From in-home sitters to spa treatments, Centre County pet care is reaching new levels
11 weeks ago - Town and gown
If you’re a pet owner in Happy Valley, you’ve likely noticed that the options for pet care are just about as varied as the type of pet you might own. From overnight boarding to doggy daycare, spa treatments to grooming that comes to you, if your pet needs it, you’ll find [Read More]

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