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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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Empowering Young Voices: For 20 years, students in the Nittany Valley Children’s Choir have learned ‘healthy singing’ – and lessons well beyond music   Empowering Young Voices: For 20 years, students in the Nittany Valley Children’s Choir have learned ‘healthy singing’ – and lessons well beyond music
77 weeks ago - Town and gown
Celebrating 20 years, the Nittany Valley Children’s Choir has touched more than a thousand lives, producing young musicians with world-class musical abilities, and welcoming families of all faiths and socioeconomic backgrounds into its folds. In fact, this is one of the primary reasons behind [Read More]

 Town&Gown Salutes People Who Make a Difference in Centre County Town&Gown Salutes People Who Make a Difference in Centre County
77 weeks ago - Town and gown
Town&Gown takes pride each December in profiling a few of the truly extraordinary Centre County residents who make a difference in our community. This year, we focus on three people – Jamie Jones, Alex Dyakiw, and Barbara Palmer – with different backgrounds and experiences who have [Read More]

Taste of the Month: Bon Apéritifs & Sweet Endings Taste of the Month: Bon Apéritifs & Sweet Endings
77 weeks ago - Town and gown
Celebrate the holidays by pairing good company with lively librations and sweet desserts [Read More]

Great Outdoors: Out of the Comfort Zone Great Outdoors: Out of the Comfort Zone
81 weeks ago - Town and gown
On the southern tip of Rothrock State Forest off of Route 26 rests a stunning, sandstone bouldering area called Hunter’s Rocks. Nestled mostly on state game lands and some private property, it is a part of the Rocky Ridge Natural Area. For Centre County climbers, it’s a pivotal location [Read More]

Nature Getaways: Luxury in the Wild Nature Getaways: Luxury in the Wild
81 weeks ago - Town and gown
The Nature Inn and HomeWaters offer rare comforts while helping guests connect with the outdoors [Read More]

Alternative Christmas Fair Alternative Christmas Fair
81 weeks ago - Town and gown
For 35 years, church’s fair has offered a charitable alternative to traditional Christmas giving [Read More]

On Point On Point
81 weeks ago - Town and gown
The bond between hunters and their dogs is about more than catching game birds [Read More]

Honor and Respect: Vietnam Memorial Traveling Wall visits Penn State Honor and Respect: Vietnam Memorial Traveling Wall visits Penn State
85 weeks ago - Town and gown
While the Traveling Vietnam Memorial Wall is not quite as large as the original in Washington, D.C., the emotional impact may be just as big. An 80-percent-size replica, the Traveling Wall serves as a unique chance for those who can’t make it to the capital to remember and honor those who [Read More]

State College aims to balance new high-rises with old charm to remain an economic hub State College aims to balance new high-rises with old charm to remain an economic hub
86 weeks ago - Town and gown
For the past several months, drivers entering downtown State College from the east have seen the jibs of construction cranes slowly pulling into shape the latest high-rise building. Historically speaking, this type of development is mostly out of character for the quaint university downtown, but [Read More]

Forecasting Success: Renaissance honoree Joel Myers built AccuWeather into a global force while staying loyal to his roots Forecasting Success: Renaissance honoree Joel Myers built AccuWeather into a global force while staying loyal to his roots
86 weeks ago - Town and gown
Joel N. Myers recalls having a “burning desire” to be a weather forecaster from the time he was 7, fascinated by a snowstorm that tied up his home city of Philadelphia. His entrepreneurial spirit was taking root around the same time. Myers made potholders on a loom and sold them to [Read More]

Home Games: Penn State football weekend house rentals prove a winning formula for some residents and visitors Home Games: Penn State football weekend house rentals prove a winning formula for some residents and visitors
86 weeks ago - Town and gown
With Penn State football fans traveling from near and far to watch how this season plays out, many need just a little more than a day of great tailgating and a show-stopping game to keep them happy. They also need a place to stay. While hotels near downtown are a convenient and popular choice, [Read More]

B1G Times: Top moments from Penn State's first quarter-century in the Big Ten B1G Times: Top moments from Penn State's first quarter-century in the Big Ten
90 weeks ago - Town and gown
Here is one person’s humble opinion of the top 10 moments for Penn State football beginning with its first Big Ten season in 1993. [Read More]

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