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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
4 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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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
25 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
29 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
29 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
29 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
29 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]

Signs of a heroin/opioid overdose Signs of a heroin/opioid overdose
34 weeks ago - Town and gown
Signs of a heroin/opioid overdose   Extremely pale face or feels clammy to the touch Limp body Blue or purple lips or fingertips Vomiting or gurgling sounds Unable to speak Cannot be awakened Slowed or stopped breathing or heartbeat   Source: Centre County HOPE [Read More]

Centre County Opioids Crisis: How to get help Centre County Opioids Crisis: How to get help
34 weeks ago - Town and gown
There are a variety of community resources available to help with drug and alcohol addiction. Here is a breakdown of some of those services, from the HOPE Initiative (centrecountyhope.org).   CENTRE COUNTY DRUG AND ALCOHOL OFFICE A county-administered program of community-based services [Read More]

Heartache and Hope: The opioids crisis is hitting all too close to home in Centre County, but many are working to provide lifelines Heartache and Hope: The opioids crisis is hitting all too close to home in Centre County, but many are working to provide lifelines
34 weeks ago - Town and gown
This is a story about addiction. It’s about people suffering and lives lost to opioids, heroin, and other drugs.  It is a story that many people don’t think much about, because addiction is something that could never happen to them or anyone they care about.  But, in this [Read More]

Rich Lorenzo's gift to wrestling Rich Lorenzo's gift to wrestling
34 weeks ago - Town and gown
You can find former Penn State wrestling coach Rich Lorenzo in a number of places around State College. Walking the trails that surround the university's golf courses or the corridors of stately Rec Hall come to mind. But on the day of a home match during the college wrestling season, he is found on [Read More]

Help Me! I need a better business casual look Help Me! I need a better business casual look
34 weeks ago - Town and gown
It has been years since I’ve had a style upgrade. I am a very casual person. Like many men, I like to dress comfortably and I am stuck in the style of my teenage years back in the 1990s.  Years as a social worker and writer have allowed me to get away with my casual look to a degree. But [Read More]

Hands-On Cooking: Taste Buds Kitchen puts us in touch with how food gets to our plates Hands-On Cooking: Taste Buds Kitchen puts us in touch with how food gets to our plates
34 weeks ago - Town and gown
Cooking brings families and people from different cultures together. The food that we share not only strengthens relationships, but inspires conversation, engagement, laughter, and comfort. Michael Pollen writes in the book Cooked, “We all have powerful memories of being cooked for. When we [Read More]

Beauty From The Ashes: Even after losing nearly everything in a house fire, the Markle family counts their blessings Beauty From The Ashes: Even after losing nearly everything in a house fire, the Markle family counts their blessings
38 weeks ago - Town and gown
“Unless it’s fatal, it’s no big deal.” That’s the saying on the ceramic plaque that hangs on the burned-out front door of the Gatesburg home of Derec and Maggie Markle. It serves as a reminder to the Markles and their five children that they have much to be grateful [Read More]

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