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Members of Centre County's Class of 2020 lost some cherished rites of passage this spring, but found some positive lessons amid the disappointment Members of Centre County's Class of 2020 lost some cherished rites of passage this spring, but found some positive lessons amid the disappointment
4 days ago - Town and gown
Senior class trips. Prom. Senior skip days. Banquets and awards. Graduation ceremonies. These are all rites of passage for most teenagers during the spring of 12th grade – traditions many look forward to for years. But when a global pandemic brought the in-person school year to an abrupt end [Read More]
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Taste of the Month: HiWay Pizza Pub expands to the west end of town with its signature pies Taste of the Month: HiWay Pizza Pub expands to the west end of town with its signature pies
127 weeks ago - Town and gown
The Zangrilli family made their mark in State College with the opening of HiWay Pizza Pub on Hiester Street in 1963, which later moved to its current location at 1688 North Atherton Street. In November 2017, Dante’s Restaurants Inc. expanded their business with the opening of a second Hi-Way [Read More]

Taking Flight: Centre County Residents Are Sending in the Drones For a Bird’s-Eye View Taking Flight: Centre County Residents Are Sending in the Drones For a Bird’s-Eye View
131 weeks ago - Town and gown
Years ago, self-described “tinkerer” Jorge Jovel had to get creative when he needed aerial video shots for clients of his production company. He’d buy a drone kit or construct one himself, strap a camera onto it, send it up, and hope for the best. But those days of improvising [Read More]

Empowering Young Voices: For 20 years, students in the Nittany Valley Children’s Choir have learned ‘healthy singing’ – and lessons well beyond music   Empowering Young Voices: For 20 years, students in the Nittany Valley Children’s Choir have learned ‘healthy singing’ – and lessons well beyond music
131 weeks ago - Town and gown
Celebrating 20 years, the Nittany Valley Children’s Choir has touched more than a thousand lives, producing young musicians with world-class musical abilities, and welcoming families of all faiths and socioeconomic backgrounds into its folds. In fact, this is one of the primary reasons behind [Read More]

 Town&Gown Salutes People Who Make a Difference in Centre County Town&Gown Salutes People Who Make a Difference in Centre County
131 weeks ago - Town and gown
Town&Gown takes pride each December in profiling a few of the truly extraordinary Centre County residents who make a difference in our community. This year, we focus on three people – Jamie Jones, Alex Dyakiw, and Barbara Palmer – with different backgrounds and experiences who have [Read More]

Taste of the Month: Bon Apéritifs & Sweet Endings Taste of the Month: Bon Apéritifs & Sweet Endings
131 weeks ago - Town and gown
Celebrate the holidays by pairing good company with lively librations and sweet desserts [Read More]

Great Outdoors: Out of the Comfort Zone Great Outdoors: Out of the Comfort Zone
135 weeks ago - Town and gown
On the southern tip of Rothrock State Forest off of Route 26 rests a stunning, sandstone bouldering area called Hunter’s Rocks. Nestled mostly on state game lands and some private property, it is a part of the Rocky Ridge Natural Area. For Centre County climbers, it’s a pivotal location [Read More]

Nature Getaways: Luxury in the Wild Nature Getaways: Luxury in the Wild
135 weeks ago - Town and gown
The Nature Inn and HomeWaters offer rare comforts while helping guests connect with the outdoors [Read More]

Alternative Christmas Fair Alternative Christmas Fair
135 weeks ago - Town and gown
For 35 years, church’s fair has offered a charitable alternative to traditional Christmas giving [Read More]

On Point On Point
135 weeks ago - Town and gown
The bond between hunters and their dogs is about more than catching game birds [Read More]

Honor and Respect: Vietnam Memorial Traveling Wall visits Penn State Honor and Respect: Vietnam Memorial Traveling Wall visits Penn State
139 weeks ago - Town and gown
While the Traveling Vietnam Memorial Wall is not quite as large as the original in Washington, D.C., the emotional impact may be just as big. An 80-percent-size replica, the Traveling Wall serves as a unique chance for those who can’t make it to the capital to remember and honor those who [Read More]

State College aims to balance new high-rises with old charm to remain an economic hub State College aims to balance new high-rises with old charm to remain an economic hub
140 weeks ago - Town and gown
For the past several months, drivers entering downtown State College from the east have seen the jibs of construction cranes slowly pulling into shape the latest high-rise building. Historically speaking, this type of development is mostly out of character for the quaint university downtown, but [Read More]

Forecasting Success: Renaissance honoree Joel Myers built AccuWeather into a global force while staying loyal to his roots Forecasting Success: Renaissance honoree Joel Myers built AccuWeather into a global force while staying loyal to his roots
140 weeks ago - Town and gown
Joel N. Myers recalls having a “burning desire” to be a weather forecaster from the time he was 7, fascinated by a snowstorm that tied up his home city of Philadelphia. His entrepreneurial spirit was taking root around the same time. Myers made potholders on a loom and sold them to [Read More]

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