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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...
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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...
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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...
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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 HappyValley.com. 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...

"Sweet Caroline" at Beaver Stadium

Penn State fans packed Beaver Stadium for the Nittany Lions' season opener Sept. 3 against Kent State. Penn State's 33-13 victory featured fans singing "Sweet Caroline," a tradition at Beaver Stadium.

Penn State-Kent State team arrival

Head coach James Franklin and the Penn State football team arrive at Beaver Stadium to a huge ovation before the season opener. And of course, the Blue Band, Nittany Lion and Penn State Cheerleaders pumped up the fans, too. #WeAre #PennState

Trace McSorley Named Starting Quarterback

Penn State head coach James Franklin has named redshirt sophomore Trace McSorley the starting quarterback for the Nittany Lions' season. McSorley played in seven games last season and threw his first career touchdown pass in the TaxSlayer Bowl against Georgia. McSorley spoke to the media after practice Aug. 24, discussing his reaction and his perspective on earning the starting job.

Shedding nickname, Sickels ready to seize opportunity

UNIVERSITY PARK — Garrett Sickels figured it was time to shed his nickname. And add some muscle at the same time.

The Penn State junior defensive end used to eat any and everything he wanted. And speaking recently, he said that he “left some stuff” on the field last season, when he was just a half-second away from being the disruptive force that oftentimes his teammates were.

After spring ball, Sickels knew it was time for a change.

New season. New approach. And new physical build.

Wine and Tapas… and Jazz at Mount Nittany Vineyard & Winery

6-8pm Friday, September 2, 2016

 

Pick up a glass of sangria on the deck and listen to the music of Jay Vonada's Jazz Quartet. Then move to the Vintner's Loft for appetizers paired with Mount Nittany wines. Stroll through the vineyard or hike to the Vineyard's "lookout" picnic table. The cost includes sangria, tapas and another glass of wine. Call for reservations 814-466-6373.

 

Welcome to Happy Valley

You already know that Happy Valley is the best of both worlds. Where else can you bike, hike, feel a million miles from it all, and spend the evening enjoying exquisite cuisine, world class entertainment, and Penn State energy?

Going Green: Local Distillery Earns Environmental Distinction

Kevin Lloyd watches as whiskey barrels that look like they might burst at the rivets are loaded into Big Spring Spirits’ warehouse in Bellefonte: 141 in total.

Lloyd, co-owner and the distillery’s production manager, says they’ll have to use an offsite facility to store barrels eventually. For now, the red brick building that was originally part of the Pennsylvania Match Company, does a fine job of storing batches, housing the equipment to make it, and providing space for a classy tasting room complete with a long bar, comfy chairs, and a swordfish on the wall.

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