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(Editor’s note: This is the first of a two-part series about Valentine’s Day events in Happy Valley). STATE COLLEGE – The town of blue and white will soon fade to shades of red and pink. Valentine’s Day is right around the corner and lucky for us, Happy Valley provides families, couples and friends with an abundant array of events and activities. It’s not just about the cards and the... MORE
UNIVERSITY PARK – Welcome to February. There’s a lot going on the first weekend of the new month, including Groundhog Dog and the Super Bowl, but there’s a lot going on close to home as well. Let’s take a closer look at what’s happening in Happy Valley. FRIDAY, FEB. 2 Penn State hockey vs. Notre Dame – The Penn State hockey team returns to Pegula Ice Arena for a big matchup with Notre... MORE
STATE COLLEGE – If you're like us and always looking for a new spot to try tasty food, then you've come to the right place.  We’re here to give you some insight into the hidden gems of Asian food in State College. Beijing & Osaka: Beijing is the perfect restaurant for date night, as well as take out … for that date night with yourself. Explore the extensive menu of Chinese food, or... MORE
STATE COLLEGE – Super Bowl LII is less than a week away. The New England Patriots will face off with the Philadelphia Eagles on Super Sunday. The Patriots are trying to add another Lombardi Trophy to their legacy. The Eagles? Well, they’d just like to get their first. If you’re not headed to Minneapolis for the game – and we’re guessing you’re not – there are a plethora of places in State... MORE
 UNIVERSITY PARK — Comedian Kevin Hart has added Penn State to the list of stops on his 2018 stand-up comedy tour. “The Kevin Hart Irresponsible Tour” will appear at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 22, at the Bryce Jordan Center. Tickets for the show start at $29.50 and go on sale at noon on Wednesday, Jan. 31. Tickets are available at the Bryce Jordan Center, Eisenhower Auditorium, Penn State... MORE
UNIVERSITY PARK – Even Dorothy didn’t see this one coming: Elton John’s Farewell Yellow Brick Road will mark the last tour the legendary artist will ever embark on. Somewhere over the rainbow, at 8 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 16, Elton John will be standing there on the stage of the Bryce Jordan Center (BJC), bringing together his 50-year career of hits into an extraordinary and visionary... MORE
BELLEFONTE – An elephant lost in the world of a big city is indeed the classic tale, “The Story of Babar,” but what is experiencing a story without sound, without voice… without music? Let the journey of an elephant losing his mother to a hunter and shuffling through the waves and tides of motor cars and fancy clothes— all to return home with a fresh perspective— come to life with the... MORE
UNIVERSITY PARK – It’s the last weekend in January, which is usually pretty uneventful. But this weekend is unlike most in Happy Valley. The All-American Rathskeller is closing its doors – for good. On Saturday, the ‘Skeller will hold its “last call” for patrons. If you are planning to get down there before the doors close for good, you better plan accordingly. The Skeller is expecting long... MORE
Editor’s note: With the closing of the All-American Rathskeller, we want to hear your stories of the iconic downtown establishment. We’re encouraging you to email us your favorite photos and memories (300 words or less) to Check out more details below.  UNIVERSITY PARK — A few weeks ago, I visited the All-American Rathskeller for lunch. Embarrassingly, it was the... MORE
UNIVERSITY PARK — The soul and the spirit, side by side, are electrifying entities; united through music, however, they have the power to soar, together. YAMATO’s Challengers performance provide wings for both the soul and spirit to fly free— to allow audience members to experience for a night the feel for the energy of life. The Challengers is a group that formed out of YAMATO, a... MORE


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