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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
3 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]
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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
3 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
3 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
3 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
3 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]

The Foundation: 50 years ago, Penn State’s undefeated Orange Bowl champs built a legacy of greatness The Foundation: 50 years ago, Penn State’s undefeated Orange Bowl champs built a legacy of greatness
7 weeks ago - Town and gown
The year 1968 is considered by many to be one of the more turbulent of the 20th century for the United States. One could argue that events such as the Tet Offensive in Vietnam, the assassinations of Martin Luther King Jr. and Robert Kennedy, and the election of Richard Nixon as the 37th president [Read More]

Legendary Julian glider pilots soar through life Legendary Julian glider pilots soar through life
7 weeks ago - Town and gown
Doris Grove will never forget the first time she went up in a glider plane; it changed her life. Already an experienced power-plane flyer, there was something different about being up in the sky with no engine, using the wind and thermal energy to keep the plane in the air as long as possible. [Read More]

Taste of the Month: Food trucks cooking up gourmet meals on wheels Taste of the Month: Food trucks cooking up gourmet meals on wheels
7 weeks ago - Town and gown
From chuck wagons to push carts, the concept of food trucks isn’t new. Popularized in big cities from New York to Los Angeles, food trucks offer a quick bite to eat to hungry, working professionals at a reasonable price. However, food trucks now have gone beyond your typical “street [Read More]

Changing Times: State College embarks on a realigned school day Changing Times: State College embarks on a realigned school day
7 weeks ago - Town and gown
The start of another school year always brings changes – new teachers, new classes, and a new routine to learn. The State College Area School District is adding one more change into the mix after years of planning and assessment. As students go back to school this fall, they are doing so on a [Read More]

Cultural Crossroads: There’s something special happening in Millheim Cultural Crossroads: There’s something special happening in Millheim
11 weeks ago - Town and gown
Something special is happening in Millheim, and you can feel it on the streets. Well, maybe it is more that you can feel it on the street, because, really, there is only one major road through town. Millheim is a small community of around 900 people. But on that street in this rural community in [Read More]

As the State College Spikes prepare to host league All-Star festivities, fun is the name of the game As the State College Spikes prepare to host league All-Star festivities, fun is the name of the game
11 weeks ago - Town and gown
State College Spikes general manager Scott Walker describes his job duties as “everything you could possibly think of.” That can range from helping pull the large, heavy tarp off the infield on the morning of a game to selling one ticket to developing major partnerships to working with [Read More]

Youth Service Bureau celebrates 50 years of helping Centre County’s kids realize potential Youth Service Bureau celebrates 50 years of helping Centre County’s kids realize potential
11 weeks ago - Town and gown
First, young Valerie Freeman’s parents got divorced. Then her house burned down, and her mother’s boyfriend abused her. The final straw came at age 13, when her mother “freaked out” and hit her over and over again. Barefoot and bleeding, Freeman ran from her Park Forest home [Read More]

Taste of the Month: The Express Casual Dining is giving new life to an old landmark Taste of the Month: The Express Casual Dining is giving new life to an old landmark
11 weeks ago - Town and gown
It’s hard to miss the old caboose and railcar sitting outside a Penns Valley landmark that was once a train station and the former Whistle Stop Restaurant. Since April, that landmark is home to The Express Casual Dining, the name playing homage to the location’s railroad past. New owners [Read More]

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