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UNIVERSITY PARK – As THON weekend quickly approaches, over 16,500 volunteers prepare for the 46-hour dance marathon. For the duration of THON, State College will be renamed “The City of THON” in support of Penn State students’ fight against pediatric cancer. Whether you’re coming to cheer on dancers, or you just want to see what THON is all about, here’s everything you need to know for the... MORE
UNIVERSITY PARK – As we count down the final days until THON, the largest student-run philanthropy in the world committed to enhancing the lives of children and families impacted by childhood cancer through emotional and financial support, I want to reflect a little on how I got to this position. Right before Thanksgiving break, I was elected by my THON organization, Infinity, to dance in... MORE
LEMONT – It’s that time again – Acoustic Brew is back. What’s Acoustic Brew? Glad you asked. The Acoustic Brew is a non-profit, volunteer-run concert series that was established in 1992. It’s a listening place committed to providing reasonably priced, quality folk and acoustic music in an intimate, smoke- and alcohol-free environment. The Acoustic Brew was the idea of John Walls, who... MORE
STATE COLLEGE – Wednesday featured a good mix of severe weather in Happy Valley. There was a mixed bag of snow, ice, rain and freezing rain. As a result, there were some fender benders and cars sliding off roadways. One reader submitted this video of an extreme off-road recovery in Port Matilda, Pa. Check it out here! Do you have some photos or videos of your snow adventure? Share it... MORE
UNIVERSITY PARK – The heart of Happy Valley beats through generations of residents, students and alumni — through the community that forms from the Penn State pride, the Nittany Lion roars and the memories of State College symbols and staples. That roar of Happy Valley is loudest, though, when the community fights for causes as rich and impactful as THON — for families and children that... MORE
STATE COLLEGE – Snow. Ice. Cold. Probably a good weekend to order a pizza, stay home and watch a movie, right? Wrong. There’s too much going on in Happy Valley this weekend to simply sit at home and not go anywhere. If you don’t have plans, there’s plenty happening. Let’s take a closer look at the weekend so you can get your plans finalized! FRIDAY, FEB. 9 “Rock the 80s” – Re-live one... MORE
STATE COLLEGE — This year’s Centre County Reads selection is Your Heart Is a Muscle the Size of a Fist, and the Centre County Reads Kick-off event on Saturday, Feb. 10 will be showing a lot of heart. Centre County Library & Historical Museum in Bellefonte hosts the kick-off event, which is a Knit-a-Thon that will help warm the community! Visitors can join area knitting clubs to make... MORE
STATE COLLEGE — The snow has arrived in Happy Valley. Snow started falling before dawn and hasn’t let up. Penn State and Centre County school districts closed for the day. If you or your family are headed out to play in the snow, remember to follow some simple rules to staying safe in the winter weather. Layer up. Dressing in layers helps insulate the body without overheating. The layer... MORE
STATE COLLEGE – Valentine’s Day isn’t a day about just feeding love to the heart— show your appetite some lovin’, too! Happy Valley is home to a plethora of special restaurants and cafés with wonderful food options that can’t be beat anywhere else. But when it comes to special occasions — especially those all about love and romance — menu options suddenly transform to accommodate... MORE
(Editor’s note: This is the second part of a two-part series about Valentine’s Day events in State College.) Valentine’s Day is a little over a week away and if you haven’t started planning yet, what are you waiting for? If you’re still scrambling for an idea, let’s take a look at some of your options for the big day. Order a Singing Valentine For Your Sweetie, Feb. 13 and Feb. 14... MORE


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