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How Does Your Garden Grow?

Posted by Emily Wiley on 06/30 at 05:56 PM

Early this May we purchased a square raised container to plant peppers and tomatoes. We would much prefer to compost and till our own plot of land, but we live in a rental townhouse, and so our humble front porch garden will have to suffice this year.

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Salsamba Revs it Up as Featured Players at Summer’s Best 6/26/10

Posted by Pat Baxter on 06/29 at 09:42 AM

Summer’s Best Music Fest concluded on a high note with Pittsburgh-based Salsamba, the featured band of the evening. The audience was treated to high-quality jazz music that you could really groove to.

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Audio Imagery on Display at Summer’s Best Music Fest 6/26/10

Posted by Pat Baxter on 06/29 at 09:33 AM

Audio Imagery was among the music acts at Summer’s Best Music Fest in State College this past weekend. It was their second appearance at the annual event, and they were listed as a rock band based on their lineup from last year. Their current incarnation, however, is more accurately described as pop hip-hop with some 80s synth leanings, and deriving their influence from the likes of T-Pain and OutKast (but without the auto-tuner, thank God).

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Domenick Swentosky at the American Ale House 6/18/2010

Posted by Ryan Chase on 06/29 at 09:23 AM

Domenick Swentosky started off slow with songs that were long, meandering, and—if only for the moment—uninspired. Audience members stretched their necks straining for a closer look, as if they expected the problem to be readily visible—perhaps a broken string or malfunctioning amp.

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Cow-A-Hen Farm in Mifflinburg

Posted by Emily Wiley on 06/28 at 06:56 PM

At Cow-A-Hen Farm in Mifflinburg, Bill Callahan believes animals were given legs for a reason.

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Programming

Best Bets - June 28 - July 5, 2010

Posted by Greg Petersen on 06/28 at 07:28 AM

Great Documentaries, Great Music, and a Great Celebration

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4th Annual Summer’s Best Music Fest & Street Bazaar

Posted by Ryan Chase on 06/25 at 11:31 AM

During a season that causes your legs to stick to the seat of your car, you may be likely to turn on the air-conditioning and stay indoors.

But not this weekend! The 4th Annual Summer’s Best Music Fest & Street Bazaar, everybody’s favorite pre-Arts Fest fest, comes to State College.

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Caramelized Tofu over Sautéed Greens

Posted by Jessica Reilley on 06/25 at 09:24 AM

This nutritious one pan meal is provided by Jessica from Gilbertsville, Pa.

Do you have a favorite seasonal recipe to share? Complete our form, and we’ll feature your recipe on the Local Food Journey.

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Strawberry Shortcake Cake

Posted by Emily Wiley on 06/24 at 08:55 AM

A traditional chocolate cake with fluffy white frosting is a fine dessert choice, but during the month of June, why not choose a seasonal strawberry shortcake cake?

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Strawberry Spinach Salad

Posted by Emily Wiley on 06/23 at 08:33 AM

This simple summer salad combines tender spinach leaves and fresh sliced strawberries with a sweet dressing and crunchy sunflower seeds.

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The Enchanted Kitchen: “Local. Organic. Live.” State College

Posted by Brittany Trott on 06/22 at 09:12 AM

A raw food diet includes more than just carrot and celery sticks. Rather, envision a pile of raw zucchini noodles topped with garlic scape pesto, bell peppers, and sesame seeds. Or how about a kale salad with Thai curry pineapple crème, sugar snap peas, and green onions?

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Berries from Baronner’s Farm Market in Hollidaysburg

Posted by Emily Wiley on 06/21 at 09:49 AM

Strawberry season is a short one. Or perhaps it’s no shorter than blueberry season or blackberry season, but because the strawberry is my favorite fruit, its season just can’t be long enough.

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Our Town

Help Us Tell the Grange Fair Story!

Posted by Whitney on 06/17 at 02:08 PM

WPSU & the Committee for the Centre County Grange Encampment and Fair are producing a special episode of the popular Our Town series, Our Town: The Grange Fair. Production for this program will take place throughout the fair, August 26 – September 2, 2010, and we want you to be a part of the show!

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Local Food Journey

Radishes and Cucumbers with Shallot Dressing

Posted by Emily Wiley on 06/17 at 09:26 AM

Root vegetables aren’t just consumed during cold weather. The radish is a root vegetable that is available in Pennsylvania during the months of May, June, July, and September. It is during these warm months that the crop is at its sweetest.

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There’s a New Market in State College

Posted by Brittany Trott on 06/17 at 09:21 AM

The North Atherton Street Farmer’s Market has been in the works for years and, finally, it is a reality. The market provides customers another location (in the Home Depot parking lot) and another day (every Saturday) to buy local foods.

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