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Aug 19, 2019 12:13pm
Although its name and reputation may be unfamiliar to many in Central Pennsylvania, the spotted lanternfly, an invasive insect species, has been menacing large swaths of the Commonwealth, and with move-in and Nittany...
Aug 16, 2019 07:26am
Happy Valley has always been a place where ambitious ideas take shape. Each Friday, Bill Zimmerman highlights stories of entrepreneurs chasing hard after their dreams here in the shadow of Mount Nittany. This is the...
Aug 15, 2019 11:22am
Which school offers graduates the most powerful alumni advocacy? According to one college news publication, it's Penn State. Here in Happy Valley, we don't need to be told about the absolute embarrassment of riches we...
Aug 14, 2019 09:05am
Of all the iconic imagery that immediately and uniquely calls out "Penn State" - from the black shoes and basic blues of football to the belltower of Old Main and Allen Street Gates - perhaps no one spot in Happy...
Aug 13, 2019 12:12pm
Welcome to the inaugural edition of “Nittany State of Mind," my regular column that I’ll share on Tuesdays as president/publisher here at There will be a lot of Penn State sports #content, rest assured...
Aug 12, 2019 10:40am
Brent Pry talks coaching at Linebacker U, national championship aspirations UNIVERSITY PARK: Heading into this sixth season at Penn State, Brent Pry is comfortable leading the Nittany Lion defense. There’s a sense of...

Save the Date! Arts Fest 2019

By Kira Marshall-McKelvey

Have a Happy (Valley) Independence Day

By Kira Marshall-McKelvey

Top 10 Summer Stops

By Curtis Stratton

53rd Arts Festival heads downtown for art, music and fun

This July, Downtown State College will transform into a festival destination for the 53rd year in a row.

James Franklin (June 12, 2019)

James Franklin shares insight on Will Levis (first question) and the quarterback situation, among many other topics, during a media availability on the Lasch practice field. 

Sean Spencer (June 12, 2019)

Penn State associate head coach and defensive line coach Sean Spencer discussed what it means to have four straight seasons of 40-plus sacks (first time at Penn State since the stat began being tracked in the 1980s), what he's focusing on this summer, and much more during a media availability on the Lasch practice field. 

Ricky Rahne (June 12, 2019)

Penn State offensive coordinator Ricky Rahne discussed the development of the offense, how KJ Hamler has improved, and much more during a media availability on the Lasch practice field. 

Jack’s Narrows and Raystown Lake: Deepest gorge and biggest lake in Pennsylvania


A Festive Father’s Day: Your 2019 Guide

Father’s Day is right around the corner, and it’s time to start planning the day your dad deserves...Happy Valley style! Whether your dad likes spending time outdoors, watching a game or enjoying some craft beers, we’re here to help you plan the perfect celebration right here in State College.


Dine with Dad

Best Spots for Ultimate Family Fun

By Laura Zaks

“F” isn’t just for “fun” — it stands for “family fun,” and where else can it best exist other than the happiest valley in the world?


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