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Family Values: Football and community are family affairs for Renaissance Fund honoree James Franklin, his wife, Fumi, and their daughters Family Values: Football and community are family affairs for Renaissance Fund honoree James Franklin, his wife, Fumi, and their daughters
3 weeks ago - Town and gown
It’s easy to see that Fumi Franklin feels right at home in the Lasch Building, where her husband, James, presides as Penn State’s head football coach. Sitting amongst the trophies and plaques that showcase the program’s many accomplishments, she waits for James to finish up an [Read More]
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Help Me! I Want to Learn How to Ski Help Me! I Want to Learn How to Ski
37 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
42 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
42 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
42 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
42 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
42 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
42 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
46 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]

New Lungs, New Life: After a double lung transplant, Michael Keller is making the most of the opportunity he has been given   New Lungs, New Life: After a double lung transplant, Michael Keller is making the most of the opportunity he has been given
46 weeks ago - Town and gown
Two Christmas seasons ago, Michael Keller received an incredible gift. It came in the form of a double lung transplant, and for Keller it meant a second chance at life. Now he is determined to make the most of this gift of life by paying it forward in a multitude of ways. Keller, 34, was born with [Read More]

The Good Day Café serves up much more than a cup of coffee The Good Day Café serves up much more than a cup of coffee
46 weeks ago - Town and gown
A beautiful light shines in the Good Day Café, and it doesn’t just come from the sun streaking through the big windows. The light also shines with every employee with a disability who comes to work with a sense of purpose, building confidence in themselves.  The light shines in [Read More]

The Huck tackles humanity's pressing questions The Huck tackles humanity's pressing questions
46 weeks ago - Town and gown
“You’ll excuse us if we geek out for a moment?” Peter Hudson asks with a chuckle as he brings up an interesting point – which he does quiet often – as he sits with his longtime friend and colleague Andrew Read. The pair of science leaders take a moment to explore each [Read More]

Over the Valley: A symbol of pride and a place of serenity, Mount Nittany offers more than spectacular views Over the Valley: A symbol of pride and a place of serenity, Mount Nittany offers more than spectacular views
50 weeks ago - Town and gown
Every Saturday in the fall, they call your name on college football broadcasts around the country. During home games, they show your beauty in the distance from far above Beaver Stadium as a symbol of what makes Happy Valley so special. While you may not be the tallest mountain in the world, in [Read More]

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