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Articles by Karen Walker, Town&Gown

No Ordinary Map: With their boots-on-the-ground detail, Purple Lizard Maps have become a staple for outdoors enthusiasts No Ordinary Map: With their boots-on-the-ground detail, Purple Lizard Maps have become a staple for outdoors enthusiasts
2 weeks ago - Town and gown
Michael Hermann, founder of Purple Lizard Maps, is an old school mapmaker in a GPS world. While many map companies rely on satellite technology to develop their maps, Purple Lizard takes a boots-on-the-ground approach. Hermann and his colleagues spend several months immersing themselves in an area [Read More]
Commemorating the Beginning of the End: On the 75th Anniversary of D-Day, 2 Centre County Vets Reflect Commemorating the Beginning of the End: On the 75th Anniversary of D-Day, 2 Centre County Vets Reflect
6 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Karen Walker, Town&Gown
For a dwindling number of surviving veterans, June 6, 1944, and the ensuing battle represents much more than a date in a history book – it was a firsthand experience and a life-shaping event. Local veterans Fred Abramson and Ken Spicer were two of the hundreds of thousands of American troops who p [Read More]
Commemorating the Beginning of the End: On the 75th Anniversary of D-Day, 2 Centre County vets reflect Commemorating the Beginning of the End: On the 75th Anniversary of D-Day, 2 Centre County vets reflect
7 weeks ago - Town and gown
June marks the 75th anniversary of Operation Overlord, better known as D-Day – the day 156,000 American, British, and Canadian troops stormed the beaches of Normandy to kick off a bloody battle that eventually led to the Allied liberation of France from Nazi Germany’s control. For many [Read More]
Boalsburg Charm: History, Tradition Remain at the Heart of This Fast-Growing Community Boalsburg Charm: History, Tradition Remain at the Heart of This Fast-Growing Community
8 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Karen Walker, Town&Gown
Back in 1809, land speculator Andrew Stroup sold 60 tracts of land by lottery for $11 each, thus establishing the village that would become Boalsburg. Then known as Springfield, its high-quality freshwater spring and location at a strategic Pennsylvania crossroads made it a desirable place to settle [Read More]
Boalsburg Charm: History, tradition remain at the heart of this fast-growing community Boalsburg Charm: History, tradition remain at the heart of this fast-growing community
12 weeks ago - Town and gown
Back in 1809, land speculator Andrew Stroup sold 60 tracts of land by lottery for $11 each, thus establishing the village that would become Boalsburg. Then known as Springfield, its high-quality freshwater spring and location at a strategic Pennsylvania crossroads made it a desirable place to [Read More]
New facilities help Shaver’s Creek educate the next generation of conservationists New facilities help Shaver’s Creek educate the next generation of conservationists
19 weeks ago - Town and gown
Shaver’s Creek Environmental Center is situated in a tranquil setting so removed from the hubbub of a bustling campus and ongoing construction, it’s easy to forget that this nature-lover’s mecca is a mere 20-minute drive from downtown State College. The nature center, in [Read More]
THON Family Relations Committee Fosters Community of Support for Young Cancer Patients and Their Loved Ones THON Family Relations Committee Fosters Community of Support for Young Cancer Patients and Their Loved Ones
22 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Karen Walker, Town&Gown
The financial support aspect of THON has been well publicized. The emotional support element may not be as well-documented or as easy to quantify, but it is just as vital to THON's purpose – and the family relations committee exists to help the entire THON community uphold that responsibility. [Read More]
Q&A with Shizuka and Sam Buckley, Founders of Giv Local Q&A with Shizuka and Sam Buckley, Founders of Giv Local
23 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Karen Walker, Town&Gown
In June 2018, Shizuka Buckley, her husband, Sam Buckley, and their friend, Christian Baum, launched Giv Local – a State College-based credit card processing company with a socially responsible twist. [Read More]
THON’s family relations committee fosters a community of support for young cancer patients and their loved ones THON’s family relations committee fosters a community of support for young cancer patients and their loved ones
24 weeks ago - Town and gown
“For The Kids.” That simple phrase permeates almost every aspect of Penn State’s THON. You’ll see it on t-shirts and posters, you’ll hear it in the annual line dance lyrics, and you’ll find it abbreviated as ‘FTK’ in just about all THON-related [Read More]
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