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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
3 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]
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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
3 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
3 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
3 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
3 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
8 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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9 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
9 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
9 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]

Taste of the Month: Sammi’s sandwiches and salads in Bellefonte offers hand-crafted dining for those on the go Taste of the Month: Sammi’s sandwiches and salads in Bellefonte offers hand-crafted dining for those on the go
9 weeks ago - Town and gown
Whether it’s picking up dinner after a long day at work, grabbing a quick lunch, or swinging over to the drive-through window while running the kids to a sports practice, people are in more of a hurry than ever before. Sammi’s sandwiches and salads in Bellefonte is hand-crafting [Read More]

A Trip Back in Time: The Fence Drive-In features old-fashioned carhop service A Trip Back in Time: The Fence Drive-In features old-fashioned carhop service
12 weeks ago - Town and gown
Take a trip down memory lane to experience dining at a classic 1950s-style drive-in, where generations of locals and visitors alike have enjoyed a day or an evening along the Susquehanna River. The Fence Drive-In in Milton is an area institution famous for its haddock fish sandwich. The restaurant [Read More]

No Ordinary Map: With their boots-on-the-ground detail, Purple Lizard Maps have become a staple for outdoors enthusiasts No Ordinary Map: With their boots-on-the-ground detail, Purple Lizard Maps have become a staple for outdoors enthusiasts
12 weeks ago - Town and gown
Michael Hermann, founder of Purple Lizard Maps, is an old school mapmaker in a GPS world. While many map companies rely on satellite technology to develop their maps, Purple Lizard takes a boots-on-the-ground approach. Hermann and his colleagues spend several months immersing themselves in an area [Read More]

Beyond the Moon: 50 years ago, a State College company played a key role in the Apollo 11 lunar mission – and what we learned from it Beyond the Moon: 50 years ago, a State College company played a key role in the Apollo 11 lunar mission – and what we learned from it
12 weeks ago - Town and gown
On July 20, 1969, NASA’s Apollo 11 lunar mission put humans on the moon. As the world watched, little did most know the fascinating connection between one of the most important moments in human history and State College, Pennsylvania.   Pioneers of science The connection can be traced [Read More]

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