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Flour Box Bakery

Posted by Christina and Erin on 04/27 at 01:56 PM

Want to add a personal touch to an upcoming wedding reception or baby shower? Searching for a dessert to serve at your next holiday party? Or just looking for a tasty treat for a special someone? Anne Yorks of Flour Box Bakery has hand-iced sugar cookies for every occasion.

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Our Town

Bellwood Next Stop For Our Town Series!

Posted by Whitney on 04/26 at 03:49 PM

Jessica and I visited Bellwood today as the flowers were blooming and the green grass just started springing up. We snapped some cute pictures and met some great folks. We’re excited to get started on the 61st episode of the “Our Town” series. We’ll be holding the community meeting on Wednesday, May 11th at 6:30 p.m. at the Bellwood-Antis Public Library. We hope to see you there!

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DuBois Welcomes Back WPSU for 60th Episode of Our Town

Posted by Whitney on 04/26 at 03:32 PM

The Our Town production team conducted 27 interviews on Sunday, April 17th at the Winkler Gallery of Fine Arts in DuBois for the 60th installment of the Our Town series. DuBois welcomed us with open arms — keeping us well fed with food from Luigi’s Ristorante and donuts from Scotty’s Donuts. The artwork at the Winkler Gallery provided the perfect backdrop for some great stories about the area. We look forward to sharing the program with everyone when it premieres on WPSU on Thursday, June 9 at 8 p.m.

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WPSU Excited to Share “Our Town: Bedford” with Storytellers and Bedford Community!

Posted by Whitney on 04/26 at 03:22 PM

We’re wrapping up the editing of “Our Town: Bedford” program. The twenty-eight stories highlight the local attractions, businesses, history, and people of the Bedford area. WPSU had a great time visiting the Bedford community for the 59th episode in the Our Town series. Be sure to tune in for the premiere on Thursday, May 12 at 8 p.m. on WPSU. The program will also stream online at wpsu.org/live during the broadcast.

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Live Local Music

Music Event Planning: Whys and Hows

Posted by Alexandra Voigt on 04/26 at 11:13 AM

Following up to my previous article on the booked acts for Movin’ On and the reasons for the committee’s final decisions, I want to delve into the nature and process of concert management and planning.

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Suzie Wong’s Egg Rolls

Posted by Emily Wiley on 04/25 at 12:39 PM

Chef Harrison Schailey and Kit Henshaw are the owners of Harrison’s Wine Grill & Catering in State College, which currently supports more than 20 local food businesses. One such business is Suzie Wong’s Egg Rolls.

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Live Local Music

If You Build It

Posted by Stephen Smith on 04/21 at 01:18 PM

As a music reviewer for the Blue Robot blog, I’ve gotten a good taste of the music scene in State College.  As I near the end of my tenure, I’ve noticed that the music scene is mostly comprised of two types of performances: cover bands and Bryce Jordan Center-caliber celebrities.  In this great college town of ours, it surprises me that there really aren’t any locations truly dedicated to the cultivation of original music for the aspiring young musician.

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McIntyre’s Candies in Altoona

Posted by Emily Wiley on 04/21 at 01:03 PM

This Sunday, children will hunt for Easter baskets filled with milk chocolate bunnies, colorful jellybeans, peanut butter eggs, and speckled malted milk balls. Some of those treats will come from McIntyre’s Candies, a central Pennsylvania shop that still hand-makes its confections.

Earlier this week, WPSU’s Emily Wiley discovered the sweet history of this Altoona landmark. Listen to audio and see photos from the candy shop.

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Easter Eggs

Posted by Erin Donahue on 04/20 at 03:11 PM

Nothing says Easter like a bowl full of brightly colored eggs! Whether you dip the eggs into blue or purple dye or paint them with pink polka dots and yellow stripes, consider buying local eggs this holiday season.

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Easter Ham

Posted by Christina Barkanic on 04/20 at 12:06 PM

Easter is just a few days away, and traditionally, most families feast on ham on this holiday. While the grocery store may seem like a convenient place to purchase your main course, those hams have probably been shipped across the country in plastic. Perhaps you should rethink your vendor this year.

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Live Local Music

Movin’ On’s Musical Acts

Posted by Alexandra Voigt on 04/20 at 11:58 AM

With less than two weeks left of class, the spring semester is already drawing to its close…meaning: summer and the countless, glorious amounts of music and art festivals!  One of these is happening right on campus!  On the very last day of classes—Friday, April 29—Penn State will host its very own day-long music festival, Movin’ On, entirely free for all to attend.
 
Since 1974, Penn State students have come together to organize and implement a fun, thriving outdoor festival to congratulate the soon-to-be graduates and the everyday hard-working college students who need a surge of energy and life before the looming week of final exams takes off.

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Field Notes: Cold, Wet Days

Posted by Emily Wiley on 04/15 at 02:02 PM

Erin McKinney is one of two full-time farmers at Tait Farm in Centre Hall who oversees the fieldwork for the Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program, Community Harvest. Find out from Erin what is “growing on” in the fields at Tait Farm this week.

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Conspirator Executes a Night of Electromania

Posted by Alexandra Voigt on 04/12 at 03:19 PM

It’s a “Thirsty Thursday” night for the college students of Penn State and unfortunately this notion seems to have taken away the potentially large audience that should have been present for Conspirator at the State Theatre on April 7th.  Composed of The Disco Biscuits’ keyboardist Aron Magner and bassist Marc Brownstein, Conspirator is the ‘retrograde remix’ to Biscuits’ electro-jam-band sound.

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Live Local Music

John Schmitt - Sticking It to the Man

Posted by Stephen Smith on 04/12 at 11:03 AM

John Schmitt informed the audience between songs that he had quit “slaving away for the man” to pursue a career in music.  After hearing his set, I’d have to say I’m glad he told his boss to shove it.

The Buffalo-native performed for the SPA’s Noontime Concert Series last Friday.  He did not bring any accompaniment for this show, instead relying on his vocals and acoustic guitar to do the job.  That said, he created a very full sound by himself.  His guitar (a Gibson Hummingbird Pro Cutaway, I believe) had an even, beautiful sound that meshed perfectly with his voice, which was spectacular in its own right.  The stripped down solo set-up created an intimate atmosphere that complimented the overcast drizzle outside the HUB.

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Programming

Watch Earth the Operator’s Manual with Richard Alley

Posted by Tom on 04/09 at 04:39 PM

Penn State Professor of Geosciences RIchard Alley will host Earth the Operator’s Manual April 10 at 10 p.m.

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