About us

Barash Media is the publisher of Town & Gown Magazine and the Centre County Gazette. Thanks to our loyal advertiser support, we continue to offer a high-quality magazine and newspaper to the community for free.

Founded by Sy and Mimi Barash, Town&Gown published its first issue in 1966 and continues to celebrate the people, the places and events that make State College and Penn State such a vibrant community. Town&Gown also provides visitors with valuable information about events, dining and other happenings in our area. Pick up your free copy at more than 450 convenient locations in Centre County and surrounding counties of Blair, Mifflin, Huntingdon, Clinton and Clearfield.

The Centre County Gazette is Centre County’s only full-service weekly newspaper. Published each Thursday, the Gazette provides balanced, comprehensive coverage of news of importance to the readers of Centre County. The Gazette provides extensive coverage of community news and events along with coverage of Penn State and Centre County High School sports. The Centre County Gazette is free and accessible at more than 400 locations.

In addition, Barash Media designs and creates more than 20 other publications each year including the Arts Festival Program, First Night Program, Chamber Guides & Directories, the Builder’s Guides, Neighborhoods Guide, Penn State Football Annual, Penn State Winter Sports Annual, State Theatre Program and much more! With such a diverse portfolio, reaching more than a million readers, we will work with you to choose the advertising vehicles that best target your customers.A great About Us page helps builds trust between you and your customers. The more content you provide about you and your business, the more confident people will be when purchasing from your store.