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David Pencek, Town&Gown

David Pencek is editor of Town&Gown magazine, Town&Gown's Penn State Football Annual, and Town&Gown's Penn State Winter Sports Annual.

Articles by David Pencek, Town&Gown

A Quiet Legacy of Greatness A Quiet Legacy of Greatness
17 hours ago - StateCollege.com - David Pencek, Town&Gown
Barney Ewell is one of the greatest, if not the greatest, athletes in Penn State history, yet his accomplishments aren’t as well-known as those of famous Nittany Lion football or basketball players or wrestlers. [Read More]
On Tap: Don’t Sell Beer Short When Planning That Special Evening On Tap: Don’t Sell Beer Short When Planning That Special Evening
2 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - David Pencek, Town&Gown
Most romantic dinners you see played out in movies or on television involve a couple sharing a meal and a bottle of wine. You rarely see two people having a special evening together with a pint of beer in their hands. But on this Valentine’s Day, don’t sell beer short on being part of a romantic [Read More]
A Quiet Legacy of Greatness: On the centennial of his birth, Barney Ewell is remembered as one of Penn State’s all-time best athletes   A Quiet Legacy of Greatness: On the centennial of his birth, Barney Ewell is remembered as one of Penn State’s all-time best athletes
3 weeks ago - Town and gown
Last November, Lancaster Online published a story, “Four Things About Lancaster County’s History You Might Not Know.” One of the four was “Olympian’s grave in Lancaster County.” “The only Lancastrian ever to win an Olympic gold medal,” Barney Ewell is [Read More]
On Tap: Don’t sell beer short when planning that special evening On Tap: Don’t sell beer short when planning that special evening
3 weeks ago - Town and gown
Most romantic dinners you see played out in movies or on television involve a couple sharing a meal and a bottle of wine. You rarely see two people having a special evening together with a pint of beer in their hands! But as we come to this month that includes the most romantic of holidays [Read More]
On Tap: Popular Tröegs’ Elf Brews Reflect the Festive Spirit of the Season On Tap: Popular Tröegs’ Elf Brews Reflect the Festive Spirit of the Season
10 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - David Pencek, Town&Gown
Since Tröegs came out with the big Belgian-style beer (11 ABV) in 2003, it has become one of the brews many craft-beer lovers most look forward to each year. Mad Elf, which is available from mid-October through December, also is one of the beers that helped put Tröegs on the craft-beer map. [Read More]
On Tap: Popular Tröegs’ Elf brews reflect the festive spirit of the season On Tap: Popular Tröegs’ Elf brews reflect the festive spirit of the season
12 weeks ago - Town and gown
If it’s the holiday season, it means one thing for Tröegs Brewery in Hershey: Mad Elf season. Since Tröegs came out with the big Belgian-style beer (11 ABV) in 2003, it has become one of the brews many craft-beer lovers most look forward to each year. Mad Elf, which is available [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
25 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]
On Tap: State College Brew Expo 2017 On Tap: State College Brew Expo 2017
29 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - David Pencek, Town&Gown
The State College Brew Expo, now in its 19th year, continues to be one of the more popular summer events in Happy Valley and offers one of the best settings for a beer festival. It also helps a great cause, raising money for Coaches vs. Cancer of Penn State — hence the slogan, “Good Beer, Good M [Read More]
On Tap: State College Brew Expo 2017 On Tap: State College Brew Expo 2017
30 weeks ago - Town and gown
Visit your local beer distributor — or, these days, any grocery store or convenience store that sells beer — and the shelves are stocked with more different beers from more different breweries than one could ever have imagined. The craft-beer industry continues to grow, which has [Read More]
Fresh Air Fund Host Families in Centre County Help Change Children's Lives Fresh Air Fund Host Families in Centre County Help Change Children's Lives
33 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - David Pencek, Town&Gown
Sitting around a campfire and roasting marshmallows isn’t a popular summer tradition in the East Flatbush section of Brooklyn, New York, where Crissy, now 9, lives. Neither are catching fireflies and walking in grass in bare feet, both of which Crissy experienced for the first time when she stayed [Read More]
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