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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
4 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]
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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
51 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
51 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
55 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
55 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]

Skilled Hands: These Centre County artisans’ occupations are old school, but still in demand Skilled Hands: These Centre County artisans’ occupations are old school, but still in demand
55 weeks ago - Town and gown
In a digital world filled with disposable goods, skilled artisans who work with their hands are becoming increasingly rare. The desire to develop tangible, tactile skills seems to have been replaced by the ease withwhich we can purchase whatever we need with the push of a button. Trades that used [Read More]

AAUW State College Used Book Sale has been a bibliophile’s paradise for 57 years AAUW State College Used Book Sale has been a bibliophile’s paradise for 57 years
55 weeks ago - Town and gown
If you’ve never been to the AAUW State College Used Book Sale, it’s a true sight to behold. With tables upon tables of books across 30 categories, all in pristine condition — at least for a used book sale — and all priced at a steal, it’s a bibliophile’s paradise [Read More]

Lifesavers: Profiling Centre County volunteers who make a difference Lifesavers: Profiling Centre County volunteers who make a difference
60 weeks ago - Town and gown
Editor's note: In honor of National Volunteer Month, Town&Gown annually salutes residents who give back to our community. This year we profile a dedicated group of emergency medical technicians, and a couple who helps feed those in need through the State College Food Bank. ‘Truly a [Read More]

‘Fishing Ties Us Together’: For enthusiasts, tying flies is an art, a science, and a way of life ‘Fishing Ties Us Together’: For enthusiasts, tying flies is an art, a science, and a way of life
60 weeks ago - Town and gown
For Centre County fly-fishing legend Joe Humphreys, tying his own flies all started with a fish that he just couldn’t catch when he was a young boy.  “It was a 14-inch trout that was hanging out under a rock on Thompson’s Run. I tried to get it with some regular bait, but I [Read More]

Preserving Seeds of Knowledge: Natural history flourishes at Penn State’s PAC Herbarium Preserving Seeds of Knowledge: Natural history flourishes at Penn State’s PAC Herbarium
60 weeks ago - Town and gown
Located in the Whitmore Lab on the Penn State campus, the PAC Herbarium may be one of University Park’s best-kept secrets. Cabinets and shelves are lined with more than 107,000 carefully dried, preserved, and mounted plant specimens from around the world. The room’s temperature is kept [Read More]

Taste of the Month: State Burger Co. in Bellefonte offers grilled-to-order fare with a personal touch   Taste of the Month: State Burger Co. in Bellefonte offers grilled-to-order fare with a personal touch
60 weeks ago - Town and gown
The humble hamburger is a symbol of American cuisine. Who actually made the first hamburger in America continues to be debated, and numerous communities from Connecticut to Texas claim to be the birthplace of America’s beloved burger. However, it is widely accepted that the hamburger [Read More]

Down East in Centre County: Maine Bay & Berry brings a New England flavor to The Barn at Lemont Down East in Centre County: Maine Bay & Berry brings a New England flavor to The Barn at Lemont
64 weeks ago - Town and gown
It’s tough being a seafood lover living in landlocked central Pennsylvania. While local supermarkets and restaurants have expanded their seafood offerings over the years, one can never be sure just how long fish has been in the freezer, or just what varieties of seafood will be available at [Read More]

Not Your Father's Shop Class: CPI is thriving, as it teaches technology for the future Not Your Father's Shop Class: CPI is thriving, as it teaches technology for the future
64 weeks ago - Town and gown
Dr. Richard Makin puts it this way when talking about what’s going on these days at the Central Pennsylvania Institute of Science and Technology: “This is not your old vo-tech shop class.” Instead, students at CPI in Pleasant Gap are learning the skills needed for today’s [Read More]

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