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Town&Gown April 2018

Lifesavers: Profiling Centre County volunteers who make a difference - Mark Brackenbury and Tommy Butler

Editor's note: In honor of National Volunteer Month, Town&Gown annually salutes residents who give back to our community. This year we profile a dedicated group of emergency medical technicians, and a couple who helps feed those in need through the State College Food Bank. ‘Truly a



Letter from the Editor: A Special Level of Selflessness

Sometimes it’s the great stuff in our own back yard that we take most for granted. I was thinking about this as we put together this issue of Town&Gown. April is National Volunteer Month, dedicated to honoring those who volunteer in their communities, and to encouraging

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Artist of the Month: For Hops & Vines duo, reaching local audiences is a passion

Christie Clancy and Jonathan McVerry share two things in common: their passion for music, and an appreciation of beer and wine, which is how the acoustic duo got their band name, Hops & Vines. McVerry describes himself as more of a beer drinker, while Clancy enjoys a good wine. Hops &

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Penn State Diary: 1920s PSU wrestler was the first Japanese athlete to win an Olympic medal

After 10 years of retirement, I don’t get many “questions for the archivist” anymore, but I had an unexpected one not too long ago. My wife and a group of friends from the University Women’s Club were touring the campus of the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland. Lunch

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All (Back) in the Family: Fullington Auto Bus Company is again 100 percent family-owned

In 1908, the Fullington Auto Bus Company was born from humble beginnings, as the purchase of a horse-drawn carriage to transport residents to the local train station evolved into a thriving family business, building a legacy of service passed down through four generations. Now in 2018, after 110

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On Tap: The Penn Stater Hotel and MAD-K Brewing team up for a New England-style IPA

With craft brewing and interest in craft beers continuing to grow in Happy Valley, Chuck Hacker, assistant restaurant manager for the Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel, wanted to give the establishments at the Penn Stater something, a beer perhaps, they could call their own. One of his managers

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Town&Gown's Spring/Summer Preview

Check out Town&Gown's Spring/Summer Preview for an early look at the Arts Fest and all the other fun events planned this season in Happy Valley.

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Lunch with Mimi: State College Mayor Don Hahn on town-gown relations, downtown change, and consolidation

Last November, Centre County native Don Hahn, a Democrat, was elected mayor of State College with nearly 54 percent of the votes. He succeeds Mayor Elizabeth Goreham, who announced in February 2017 that she had decided not to seek a third term. The mayor is elected to a four-year term and is the

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About Town: Music of Pennsylvania Chamber Orchestra being enjoyed at State Theatre again, thanks to acoustic shells

This month concludes a surprising revival season of orchestral music at The State Theatre. The Pennsylvania Chamber Orchestra has added the beats, if you will, of Mozart, Mendelssohn, Beethoven, etc., to a stage known primarily for uplifting live rock, pop, blues, jazz, folk, etc. This harkens back

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Gordon Lightfoot will bring half a century of songs and stories to concert at Eisenhower Auditorium

One of Canada’s greatest and most prolific singer-songwriters will perform his music in concert Saturday, June 16, at Penn State. An Evening with Gordon Lightfoot at Eisenhower Auditorium will feature songs selected from the singer-songwriter’s 20 albums, ranging from hits to deep album

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