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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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A Hand Up: For 50 years, Interfaith Human Services has helped bring Centre County residents in need back from the brink A Hand Up: For 50 years, Interfaith Human Services has helped bring Centre County residents in need back from the brink
64 weeks ago - Town and gown
When Interfaith Human Services began in 1968 as Christian Missions, with a budget of only a few hundred dollars and calls coming in to a member’s living room at all hours, the scrappy founders saw an unfilled need in Centre County, one they could address better together than [Read More]

Taste of the Month: The Passover Seder connects generations Taste of the Month: The Passover Seder connects generations
64 weeks ago - Town and gown
Every year, on the first night of the Jewish holiday known as Passover, family and friends gather together for a ceremonial Seder feast, where the story of the exodus is told. Seder, meaning order in Hebrew, is one of the most beloved Jewish home rituals. Participants use a guidebook called a [Read More]

Town&Gown Reader Survey Town&Gown Reader Survey
68 weeks ago - Town and gown
Let us know what you think of Town&Gown! Please take a moment to complete the survey to help us better serve the needs of our readers and advertisers. Complete the reader survey by clicking here and be entered to win a variety of prize items including a Penn State Tailgate package, a [Read More]

From Concept to Company: Collaboration spurs Centre County’s entrepreneurial ecosystem From Concept to Company: Collaboration spurs Centre County’s entrepreneurial ecosystem
68 weeks ago - Town and gown
LaunchBox is one of many new and ongoing local organizations that benefit entrepreneurs like Nick Unis and helped rank State College as No. 10 on Livability.com’s 2016 list of Best Cities for Entrepreneurs. Meanwhile, collaboration among university, government, and nonprofit officials is helping t [Read More]

‘The Safest Building on Earth’: At Penn State’s high-security Pell Lab for Advanced Biological Research, scientists work to combat disease ‘The Safest Building on Earth’: At Penn State’s high-security Pell Lab for Advanced Biological Research, scientists work to combat disease
68 weeks ago - Town and gown
Tucked away in the northern reaches of Penn State’s campus among the agricultural buildings is a level-three biological containment research facility dedicated to learning about – and combating – pathogens affecting both human and animal. [Read More]

 A Drive to Help Others: THON experience inspires former leaders as they pursue varied careers A Drive to Help Others: THON experience inspires former leaders as they pursue varied careers
68 weeks ago - Town and gown
Being involved in THON has impacted the careers of those who served as leaders. Some have gone on to careers in the nonprofit sector, while others utilize the organizational and leadership skills they learned in the corporate world. [Read More]

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72 weeks ago - Town and gown
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A Round for the ‘Skeller Rats’: From Case Studies to table carvings, the All-American Rathskeller holds special memories for Penn Staters and locals alike A Round for the ‘Skeller Rats’: From Case Studies to table carvings, the All-American Rathskeller holds special memories for Penn Staters and locals alike
72 weeks ago - Town and gown
Maybe there’s a little stick to the floor. Those cobwebs could be from the Eisenhower presidency. The ceiling probably wasn’t originally that color. There are some anatomical anomalies drawn in black Sharpie on the Big 10 mural. Fans of the All-American Rathskeller wouldn’t have [Read More]

Going Toward the Fear: Happy Valley Improv finds success while bringing ‘yes, and…’ to the community Going Toward the Fear: Happy Valley Improv finds success while bringing ‘yes, and…’ to the community
72 weeks ago - Town and gown
When Andrea McCloskey, an associate professor of education at Penn State, achieved tenure she wondered, “What’s next?” McCloskey thought, “I want to do something new, I want to be creative, I want to try something scary. I’m always telling my students to do scary [Read More]

Embracing Diversity: Global Connections helps build a community across cultures   Embracing Diversity: Global Connections helps build a community across cultures
72 weeks ago - Town and gown
At the heart of intercultural connections in Centre County is Global Connections, a volunteer-driven nonprofit affiliated with Penn State University and the United Way of Centre County. Each year, thousands of international students, scholars, visitors, and their families benefit from Global [Read More]

Taste of the Month: HiWay Pizza Pub expands to the west end of town with its signature pies Taste of the Month: HiWay Pizza Pub expands to the west end of town with its signature pies
72 weeks ago - Town and gown
The Zangrilli family made their mark in State College with the opening of HiWay Pizza Pub on Hiester Street in 1963, which later moved to its current location at 1688 North Atherton Street. In November 2017, Dante’s Restaurants Inc. expanded their business with the opening of a second Hi-Way [Read More]

Taking Flight: Centre County Residents Are Sending in the Drones For a Bird’s-Eye View Taking Flight: Centre County Residents Are Sending in the Drones For a Bird’s-Eye View
77 weeks ago - Town and gown
Years ago, self-described “tinkerer” Jorge Jovel had to get creative when he needed aerial video shots for clients of his production company. He’d buy a drone kit or construct one himself, strap a camera onto it, send it up, and hope for the best. But those days of improvising [Read More]

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