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Brian & Lauren Spicher: Tiny Timbers

Brian and Lauren Spicher share their tiny house dream and why they moved to a log cabin in Huntingdon County.

3/16/23 | 3m 1s


Leslie Laing

Leslie Laing: Spheres of Influence

Leslie Laing describes some of the many, many ways she serves the State College community and shares her belief that we all have the ability to influence the circumstances around us.

3/9/23 | 4m 10s



Aquila Kikora Franklin: Connecting through Dance

Aquila Kikora Franklin grew up dancing at her mother’s studio in Atlanta. She's pursued a creative career that blends dance, education and diversity.

2/9/23 | 7m



Terry Watson: Be the Change

Terry Watson shares how his family history inspired him to address injustice in his community.

1/12/23 | 3m 34s


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Rick James: Collecting Fire Trucks

Fire trucks were an unforgettable part of Rick James’ childhood. James is now the historian of the fire company and now has a collection of about 35 fire trucks dating back to 1923.

1/9/23 | 3m 34s


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Jim Bowers: Still Climbing

Jim reflects on his 50+ years of climbing and explains how that passion led him to launch two successful businesses.

11/30/22 | 5m 49s


Claire Lorts

Claire Lorts: From Biology to Artisan Jewelry

Claire Lorts decided to leave her job managing a plant biology lab at Penn State — a job she loved — to pursue her other passion: art.

9/16/22 | 5m 11s


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Lynn Anne Verbeck: Shaping Clay and Community

Ceramic artist Lynn Anne Verbeck opens up about her passion for teaching art and her belief that we are all creative beings.

6/23/22 | 3m 48s


Harriett Gaston

Harriett Gaston: Collecting Black History

Meet Harriett Gaston. This Altoona neighbor collects Black history in Blair County, including the story of an Underground Railroad conductor who was the county's first civil rights leader.

5/25/22 | 2m 43s


Michael Davis

Michael Davis: Passion for Photography

Meet your neighbor, Michael Davis, a photographer based in State College. Find out how about he discovered his passion for photography and storytelling, from nature to weddings.

2/16/21 | 5m 37s


I'm Your Neighbor: Danny Stainton

Danny Stainton: Life of Pottery

Meet Danny Stainton, a local potter here in central Pennsylvania.

6/26/20 | 4m 11s


Claire North-Smyers painting on a canvas

Claire North-Smyers: Joy in Painting

Your neighbor, Claire North-Smyers, shares her joy of painting.

9/17/19 | 1m 44s


Wayne Richards

Wayne Richards: Memories of Woodstock

“Your neighbor” Wayne Richards shares his memories of the Woodstock music festival.

8/23/19 | 4m 24s



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