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Plans are taking shape for the new Penn State art museum at The Arboretum Plans are taking shape for the new Penn State art museum at The Arboretum
2 days ago - Town and gown
In 2016, Penn State President Eric Barron approached the university’s board of trustees with a vision. He proposed the development of a new cultural district, where all of the university’s museums could be consolidated into one easily accessible location – a location that is [Read More]
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Plans are taking shape for the new Penn State art museum at The Arboretum Plans are taking shape for the new Penn State art museum at The Arboretum
2 days ago - Town and gown
In 2016, Penn State President Eric Barron approached the university’s board of trustees with a vision. He proposed the development of a new cultural district, where all of the university’s museums could be consolidated into one easily accessible location – a location that is [Read More]

With an amazing variety of sizes and designs, orchids are ‘dramatically different’ from other plants, and that keeps growers fascinated   With an amazing variety of sizes and designs, orchids are ‘dramatically different’ from other plants, and that keeps growers fascinated
2 days ago - Town and gown
Wade Hollenbach has an addiction.  An addiction to orchids he’s happy to tell you about. Hollenbach, president of the Central Pennsylvania Orchid Society, has been growing the flowers for more than 43 years and estimates his greenhouse holds about 1,000 plants. “It’s a good [Read More]

50 years after first Earth Day, Centre County’s Recycling Authority continues the mission to educate 50 years after first Earth Day, Centre County’s Recycling Authority continues the mission to educate
2 days ago - Town and gown
Joanne Shafer remembers the very first Earth Day, held 50 years ago on April 7, 1970. To say it made an impression on her is an understatement. “I’m a professional person whose avocation turned into a vocation and essentially a career because of the first Earth Day,” says Shafer. [Read More]

State Queens bring LGBTQ awareness to the community through performances and events such as Drag Queen Story Hour   State Queens bring LGBTQ awareness to the community through performances and events such as Drag Queen Story Hour
2 days ago - Town and gown
It’s a Thursday night at Arena Bar & Grill in State College, and 18 performers from across Pennsylvania with various talents have gathered for a competition. With strobe lights flashing and a medley of pop hits throbbing out of the speakers, Hexxa, a statuesque performer, takes center [Read More]

Planning a Season of Change: 60 years in the making, the Summers on Allen pedestrian mall aims to bring more people downtown    Planning a Season of Change: 60 years in the making, the Summers on Allen pedestrian mall aims to bring more people downtown
5 weeks ago - Town and gown
This May, State College could join Ithaca, Burlington, Charlottesville, Iowa City, and dozens of other cities across the country in creating a pedestrian mall in the heart of downtown. Summers on Allen, a collaboration between the Centre Foundation, Groznik PR, and the Downtown State College [Read More]

Still Rolling Strong: Entering its 10th season, the State College Area Roller Derby skates along as a source of empowerment for women of varied backgrounds Still Rolling Strong: Entering its 10th season, the State College Area Roller Derby skates along as a source of empowerment for women of varied backgrounds
5 weeks ago - Town and gown
They come together on roller skates; professors and students, bartenders and businesswomen, moms and daughters. Some are taller, or faster, than others. Some have been doing this for years; others are just picking it up. But one thing is for sure: They all are strong, and they are even stronger [Read More]

Women of Achievement: A new exhibit at the Bellefonte Art Museum celebrates exceptional women   Women of Achievement: A new exhibit at the Bellefonte Art Museum celebrates exceptional women
5 weeks ago - Town and gown
They may be teachers, they may be activists, they may be pastors. They may be anything in between. To the Bellefonte Art Museum for Centre County and beyond, they are unique, powerful contributors to our community. They are women. The museum will be hosting an exhibition, Celebrating Our Women of [Read More]

The Legacy of Camp S-63: 'The Foreman’s Boys' tells the story of how the Civilian Conservation Corps built a dam and rebuilt lives in Poe Valley   The Legacy of Camp S-63: 'The Foreman’s Boys' tells the story of how the Civilian Conservation Corps built a dam and rebuilt lives in Poe Valley
5 weeks ago - Town and gown
When Bill Marcum was growing up in Coburn, he spent a lot of time with his grandfather. Sumner Frankenberger, or “Sum” as he was known, was a sociable man, well known throughout the region. “Everywhere we went, people would call out to him,” Marcum says. When Marcum was a [Read More]

Here Comes the Sun: Solar energy projects are on the rise in Centre County Here Comes the Sun: Solar energy projects are on the rise in Centre County
9 weeks ago - Town and gown
Solar energy projects – both public and private – are abounding lately in Centre County. In March 2018, three State College Area School District elementary schools received $245,500 from Pennsylvania’s Solar Energy Program to purchase and install solar energy systems. At the same [Read More]

The Road(s) to Happy Valley: As the region has grown, the routes to get here haven’t kept pace – but that is changing   The Road(s) to Happy Valley: As the region has grown, the routes to get here haven’t kept pace – but that is changing
9 weeks ago - Town and gown
Every day, more than 20,000 people from outside of Centre County drive to Happy Valley. They come from Lewisburg and Lewistown. From Tyrone and Altoona. From Lock Haven, Clearfield, and beyond. They come to work, to go to school, and to play. And, on certain days of the year, they come in droves to [Read More]

Connecting with Neighbors: Through public programs like 'Who Counts?' the Penn State Humanities Institute aims to bring conversations on pressing social issues beyond the university’s walls   Connecting with Neighbors: Through public programs like 'Who Counts?' the Penn State Humanities Institute aims to bring conversations on pressing social issues beyond the university’s walls
9 weeks ago - Town and gown
Philosophy, history, cultural studies, literature – subjects many people don’t often relate to their daily lives. A new institute at Penn State, however, strives to change this, connecting the humanities to everyday issues the average person might see on social media or discuss with [Read More]

Lunch with Mimi: For Tracy Salvino Longenecker and the staff at Centre Elite Gymnastics, the goal is for youths to graduate better than when they started – athletically and beyond Lunch with Mimi: For Tracy Salvino Longenecker and the staff at Centre Elite Gymnastics, the goal is for youths to graduate better than when they started – athletically and beyond
9 weeks ago - Town and gown
A competitive gymnast who earned a full scholarship with the Penn State women’s gymnastics team, Tracy Salvino Longenecker opened Centre Elite Gymnastics in 2011. Now located at 177 Champion Drive in State College, Centre Elite Gymnastics has 32 active coaches and instructors who work with 160 [Read More]

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