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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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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
16 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
16 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
16 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]

Help Me! After a lesson from the pros, our writer can finally dust off that homebrew kit in the basement Help Me! After a lesson from the pros, our writer can finally dust off that homebrew kit in the basement
16 weeks ago - Town and gown
Sitting in my basement, next to a lot of other passing fancies that I’ve had over the years, is a beer-brewing kit. It’s right next to a guitar I never play. My partner, Becky, gifted me the brew kit as a birthday present about eight years ago and after I brewed one batch of beer with my [Read More]

Martial arts classes gain in popularity in Centre County as they teach life skills Martial arts classes gain in popularity in Centre County as they teach life skills
19 weeks ago - Town and gown
Dating back thousands of years, the earliest evidence of martial arts can be found in Ancient Egyptian artwork and literature depicting hand-to-hand battle scenes. Over multiple millennia, the creative, physical art form has evolved from ancient wrestling tactics to the sword dancing of the Tang [Read More]

New facilities help Shaver’s Creek educate the next generation of conservationists New facilities help Shaver’s Creek educate the next generation of conservationists
19 weeks ago - Town and gown
Shaver’s Creek Environmental Center is situated in a tranquil setting so removed from the hubbub of a bustling campus and ongoing construction, it’s easy to forget that this nature-lover’s mecca is a mere 20-minute drive from downtown State College. The nature center, in [Read More]

Body ink has gone mainstream, and Centre County tattoo artists are thriving Body ink has gone mainstream, and Centre County tattoo artists are thriving
19 weeks ago - Town and gown
Once considered taboo, something mostly for sailors or rebels, tattoos are now seemingly everywhere. You might see one poking through on the arm of a businessman when he rolls up his sleeves. Or maybe you see a beautiful design on the shoulder of a mom holding her baby while her other children play [Read More]

Taste of the Month: The newly renovated Maine Bay & Berry Café features its well-known fresh seafood – and much more   Taste of the Month: The newly renovated Maine Bay & Berry Café features its well-known fresh seafood – and much more
19 weeks ago - Town and gown
State College’s newest destination café and market had its grand re-opening in February. The newly renovated Maine Bay & Berry Café, located at The Barn at Lemont, 201 Elmwood Street, is more than just a place for fresh seafood. A café on the main floor, a tasting [Read More]

The Coolest Place in Town: Pegula Ice Arena is about much more than Penn State hockey The Coolest Place in Town: Pegula Ice Arena is about much more than Penn State hockey
24 weeks ago - Town and gown
Every four years, people around the country fall in love with ice sports such as figure skating, hockey, and curling during the Winter Olympics, and then most seem to forget about them a few weeks later. That is no longer the case in “Hockey Valley,” where the Pegula Ice Arena has [Read More]

The Story of Us: 6 Centre County couples married for decades share secrets to long-lasting love The Story of Us: 6 Centre County couples married for decades share secrets to long-lasting love
24 weeks ago - Town and gown
As of late last year, the U.S. divorce rate was 39 percent. Meanwhile, nearly a fifth of Americans are currently considering divorce, according to a 2017 study from legal resource Avvo. It’s no wonder then that some members of younger generations might have a less than optimistic outlook on [Read More]

THON’s family relations committee fosters a community of support for young cancer patients and their loved ones THON’s family relations committee fosters a community of support for young cancer patients and their loved ones
24 weeks ago - Town and gown
“For The Kids.” That simple phrase permeates almost every aspect of Penn State’s THON. You’ll see it on t-shirts and posters, you’ll hear it in the annual line dance lyrics, and you’ll find it abbreviated as ‘FTK’ in just about all THON-related [Read More]

Help Me! I Want to Learn How to Ski Help Me! I Want to Learn How to Ski
24 weeks ago - Town and gown
Throughout the winter, I often look up at the slopes of Tussey Mountain with wonder. From my car, I think to myself, “You have always wanted to ski, just go try it.” After all, it looks like so much fun, sliding down the slopes, weaving in and out and building up speed as you go. [Read More]

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