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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
2 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]
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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
2 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
2 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
2 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]

Let's Talk: Conversations on race and ethnic diversity in Centre County Let's Talk: Conversations on race and ethnic diversity in Centre County
2 weeks ago - Town and gown
Penn State brings a much more diverse community to State College than you might otherwise expect to see in the mountains of central Pennsylvania. You can see it downtown, as people of many different nationalities walk the streets, speaking different languages. You can see it in the many [Read More]

Commemorating the Beginning of the End: On the 75th Anniversary of D-Day, 2 Centre County vets reflect Commemorating the Beginning of the End: On the 75th Anniversary of D-Day, 2 Centre County vets reflect
7 weeks ago - Town and gown
June marks the 75th anniversary of Operation Overlord, better known as D-Day – the day 156,000 American, British, and Canadian troops stormed the beaches of Normandy to kick off a bloody battle that eventually led to the Allied liberation of France from Nazi Germany’s control. For many [Read More]

University Park Airport is seeing a record number of travelers – and with some big plans and bigger ideas, more growth is in the air   University Park Airport is seeing a record number of travelers – and with some big plans and bigger ideas, more growth is in the air
7 weeks ago - Town and gown
Big changes are coming to University Park Airport. The State College regional airport experienced a record year in air travel last year and is on track to beat that record in 2019. The resulting changes – new infrastructure and facilities and new routes – stand to benefit not only the [Read More]

Taste of the Month: Back in downtown Bellefonte, Bonfatto’s offers an authentic Italian experience   Taste of the Month: Back in downtown Bellefonte, Bonfatto’s offers an authentic Italian experience
7 weeks ago - Town and gown
Celebrating its 100th year as a family business, Bonfatto’s Italian Market and Corner Café had its grand reopening in April at its new location at 401 West High Street in downtown Bellefonte. “This really brings us back full circle to where my grandparents got their start opening [Read More]

On Tap: Voodoo, the newest State College brewpub, is about diversity, consistency On Tap: Voodoo, the newest State College brewpub, is about diversity, consistency
7 weeks ago - Town and gown
This spring, State College welcomed its latest craft beer brewpub when Meadville-based Voodoo Brewery opened below Maine Bay & Berry Café in the former Barn in Lemont. The State College location is one of the latest moves for Voodoo, which continues to expand its reach. Besides its [Read More]

Answering the Call: Alpha volunteers are at the ready, but as the region grows, so does the prospect of a paid fire service Answering the Call: Alpha volunteers are at the ready, but as the region grows, so does the prospect of a paid fire service
12 weeks ago - Town and gown
The call came in to the Alpha Fire Station in downtown State College around 9:20 on a recent weeknight. Dispatchers from the county’s emergency communications center were reporting a wildfire on Susan Lane in Halfmoon Township, about a mile from Stormstown. The initial plan was to send two [Read More]

As new developments dot the Centre County landscape, a range of groups are working to protect a vital natural resource: Our watershed As new developments dot the Centre County landscape, a range of groups are working to protect a vital natural resource: Our watershed
12 weeks ago - Town and gown
When the rain falls in Centre County, it affects everyone in ways we may not always think about. It falls on the mountaintops and collects in the streams as they flow down the mountain to our many rivers. It falls on our many farms and gives life to the fields that grow our food. It drops from the [Read More]

Boalsburg Charm: History, tradition remain at the heart of this fast-growing community Boalsburg Charm: History, tradition remain at the heart of this fast-growing community
12 weeks ago - Town and gown
Back in 1809, land speculator Andrew Stroup sold 60 tracts of land by lottery for $11 each, thus establishing the village that would become Boalsburg. Then known as Springfield, its high-quality freshwater spring and location at a strategic Pennsylvania crossroads made it a desirable place to [Read More]

Central PA 4th Fest puts on an outsized Independence Day celebration months in the making, thanks to dedicated residents who donate their time – and more Central PA 4th Fest puts on an outsized Independence Day celebration months in the making, thanks to dedicated residents who donate their time – and more
12 weeks ago - Town and gown
Frank Savino is a patriotic guy, and the Fourth of July has always been his favorite holiday. For nearly 25 years, Savino has enjoyed watching fireworks with family and friends at the Central PA 4th Fest. Before the 2014 show, Savino had a thought. “I had an idea for 31 words that I'd like [Read More]

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