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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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Let's Talk: Conversations on race and ethnic diversity in Centre County Let's Talk: Conversations on race and ethnic diversity in Centre County
12 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
16 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
16 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
16 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
16 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
21 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
21 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
21 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
21 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]

Creating a Monster: Philadelphia Flyers’ mascot Gritty has taken the man who drew him up – Brian Allen of Bellefonte – on the ride of his life   Creating a Monster: Philadelphia Flyers’ mascot Gritty has taken the man who drew him up – Brian Allen of Bellefonte – on the ride of his life
25 weeks ago - Town and gown
Brian Allen created a monster, both literally and figuratively, in Gritty, the new mascot of the National Hockey League’s Philadelphia Flyers. Gritty is a big, orange, hairy monster on skates. And he is an even bigger monster on the Internet, with a strong social media team that shares his [Read More]

Penn State Prime: The Meat Lab is a Friday destination for many foodies, even as it trains the next generation of industry leaders   Penn State Prime: The Meat Lab is a Friday destination for many foodies, even as it trains the next generation of industry leaders
25 weeks ago - Town and gown
Local shoppers, whether they’re hungry home cooks just looking for a good steak or foodies on the hunt for fresh, specialty meat products, flock to one place Fridays in the spring and fall. It’s a long-standing institution on Penn State’s campus, tucked out of the way on Porter [Read More]

A Path Forward: Despite the challenges, parents of children with autism find support, lessons, and joy along the journey A Path Forward: Despite the challenges, parents of children with autism find support, lessons, and joy along the journey
25 weeks ago - Town and gown
When their son Landon was diagnosed with autism, Nickie and Mike Potter of Julian felt somewhat helpless. Initially, after Landon’s diagnosis, Nickie felt like she and Mike went through the stages of grief, from denial to anger and sadness to mourning for their son’s life and future. [Read More]

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