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(Editor's note: Several weeks ago, we asked readers of HappyValley.com to submit their best photos of man's best friend. We received plenty of submissions. Here are some of the best of the best.) STATE COLLEGE — Normally, when humans sleep, the pictures taken of them don’t always come out too great. Our mouths are hanging open, Mr. Double Chin is always making an appearance and our hair is... MORE
STATE COLLEGE – As hard as it is to believe, the end of March is here. On the calendar and otherwise, spring is here. It’s Easter weekend in Happy Valley, but just because it’s a holiday weekend doesn’t mean there’s nothing to do. Quite the contrary. In fact, there’s plenty going on. Let’s take a look at some of the highlights: FRIDAY, MARCH 30 Penn State baseball – The Nittany Lion... MORE
STATE COLLEGE – We just can’t seem to get Old Man Winter out of here. Just when we think we’ve turned the corner, guess what? Winter returns. So here we are, in late March with snow to deal with. But don’t worry – even though there’s some white stuff on the ground, there’s still plenty to do in Happy Valley. Here are some of the highlights: FRIDAY, MARCH 23 Penn State sports – There... MORE
UNIVERSITY PARK – Trying to break out of the winter doldrums? Well, even though Mother Nature isn’t cooperating (temperatures aren’t expected to get out of the 40s this week), there are some great shows coming to Happy Valley that should warm you up. Here are five shows that will get you excited for the remainder of March and April as spring battles its way into Happy Valley. “Dirty Dancing... MORE
UNIVERSITY PARK — In a valley as happy as this one, it’s hard to pinpoint what exactly brings about the happy smiles and the blue and white Nittany Lion pride. Maybe it’s the talent-filled sports teams always bringing home trophies. Maybe it’s the warm and delicious grilled stickies that never let you down when it comes to a good bite. It could even be the support and love for the... MORE
UNIVERSITY PARK – Want to see a big show this spring? Think you have to go to New York City or elsewhere to see something special? Think again. Penn State’s Center for the Performing Arts has several big-name shows on the horizon. There are three big ones coming up in this month and next. You don’t have to leave Happy Valley to see these great shows. Live out of town? Book a hotel, have a... MORE
STATE COLLEGE – Well, we’ve turned the clocks forward and the days are longer. However, Old Man Winter is putting up a ferocious fight and won’t leave March easily. Have no fear: Spring is just around the corner! There’s a lot to do in Happy Valley this weekend. Let’s get right to the highlights: THURSDAY, MARCH 15 Penn State women’s basketball vs. Radnor – The Lady Lions face Radnor in... MORE
UNIVERSITY PARK — There are many expressions out there in the world — clichés, maxims and rules galore — but there’s one in particular that overrides all others when it comes to Happy Valley. “It takes one to know one.” There are many quirks and perks here in the blue and white valley — some that only those who live here can truly know. So, without any further delay, let’s see how well you... MORE
Whether it’s with your selfie stick or the shaky thumb we all have when trying to press that camera button, taking selfies is truly, in every way, an art form. Sometimes, it takes several tries to land the perfect picture, but what a lot of people don’t know is a major part to selfie-taking is the backdrop you choose. With a beautiful garden behind you, array of Penn State football fans... MORE
STATE COLLEGE — Some might call it spring’s Christmas and others might call it an egg-cellent holiday, but at the end of the day, Easter is all about sharing the joys and breadth of spring with family, friends – and Easter bunnies! The days leading up to Easter can be exciting — events all over town amp up the hype and the spell of painting eggs and chocolate covered bunnies. Happy... MORE

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