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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
3 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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Youth Service Bureau celebrates 50 years of helping Centre County’s kids realize potential Youth Service Bureau celebrates 50 years of helping Centre County’s kids realize potential
50 weeks ago - Town and gown
First, young Valerie Freeman’s parents got divorced. Then her house burned down, and her mother’s boyfriend abused her. The final straw came at age 13, when her mother “freaked out” and hit her over and over again. Barefoot and bleeding, Freeman ran from her Park Forest home [Read More]

Taste of the Month: The Express Casual Dining is giving new life to an old landmark Taste of the Month: The Express Casual Dining is giving new life to an old landmark
50 weeks ago - Town and gown
It’s hard to miss the old caboose and railcar sitting outside a Penns Valley landmark that was once a train station and the former Whistle Stop Restaurant. Since April, that landmark is home to The Express Casual Dining, the name playing homage to the location’s railroad past. New owners [Read More]

Taste of the Month: Big Spring Spirits & chef Mark Johnson of MJ Custom Craft Cooking Taste of the Month: Big Spring Spirits & chef Mark Johnson of MJ Custom Craft Cooking
55 weeks ago - Town and gown
Big Spring Spirits pairs its grain-to-glass cocktails with a seasonally inspired menu [Read More]

Finding Strength on the Trails: The mountains of Central PA offer challenges, but runners love them Finding Strength on the Trails: The mountains of Central PA offer challenges, but runners love them
55 weeks ago - Town and gown
The mountains of central Pennsylvania offer challenges like roots, rocks, and snakes, but runners are in it together – and they love it [Read More]

Bellefonte Renaissance: A Victorian jewel shines again Bellefonte Renaissance: A Victorian jewel shines again
55 weeks ago - Town and gown
Led by a strong sense of community and the infusion of some innovative ideas, Bellefonte is enjoying a renaissance [Read More]

Growing Organically: Helping farmers is a passion at Pennsylvania Certified Organic Growing Organically: Helping farmers is a passion at Pennsylvania Certified Organic
55 weeks ago - Town and gown
Working to help farmers is a passion at Spring Mills-based Pennsylvania Certified Organic [Read More]

In the face of challenges, Centre County beekeepers work to help honeybees survive and thrive In the face of challenges, Centre County beekeepers work to help honeybees survive and thrive
59 weeks ago - Town and gown
Beekeepers are a dedicated and passionate lot. Take Kathryn Miller, for instance. Miller is allergic to bee stings, but that hasn’t stopped her from maintaining honeybee hives for the past several years. She’s undergone nearly a year of allergy shots to guard against future [Read More]

For the 30th year, the Historic Bellefonte Cruise celebrates a tradition that was ‘a sight to see’ For the 30th year, the Historic Bellefonte Cruise celebrates a tradition that was ‘a sight to see’
59 weeks ago - Town and gown
You can hear them coming from miles around. The engines roar as a parade of cars makes its way down to the old Victorian town for the Historic Bellefonte Cruise motorcycle and car show. On the Friday evening of Father’s Day weekend for the past 29 years, people have lined up in the [Read More]

Taste of the Month: Yallah Food's fast-casual restaurants offer an array of choices in downtown State College Taste of the Month: Yallah Food's fast-casual restaurants offer an array of choices in downtown State College
59 weeks ago - Town and gown
Yallah is Arabic for “let’s go,” and owner Hitham Hiyajneh welcomes everyone to his restaurants. From Underground Burgers & Crepes and UR Pizza to Yallah Tacos and Burritos, Yallah Food Inc. brings variety and customization to the downtown State College food scene. [Read More]

Lunch with Mimi: Erin Coe takes the helm at the Palmer Museum of Art as it moves toward expansion Lunch with Mimi: Erin Coe takes the helm at the Palmer Museum of Art as it moves toward expansion
59 weeks ago - Town and gown
Named director of the Palmer Museum of Art at Penn State in September 2017, Erin Coe is focused on steering the museum in a new direction with plans for a proposed relocation and expansion of its programs. Prior to accepting this role, Coe was director of The Hyde Collection in Glens Falls, New [Read More]

Pedaling Centre: Cyclists are enjoying a different view of the county Pedaling Centre: Cyclists are enjoying a different view of the county
64 weeks ago - Town and gown
As the weather warms up in central Pennsylvania, they seem to be everywhere. Drivers have to share the road with them. In town, they jet past pedestrians trying to get to class or work. And hikers will suddenly see one jump out, off some rocks, and roll down the trail. By trail or road, and [Read More]

Taste of the Month: The joy of kombucha   Taste of the Month: The joy of kombucha
64 weeks ago - Town and gown
To quote Sandor Katz, a renowned fermentation revivalist, “we’re eating – and enjoying – fermented foods, every single day, that we’re unaware are fermented like sourdough, yogurt, tofu, pickles, cheese, sour cream, beer, wine, and vinegar.” Katz is the author of [Read More]

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