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May 26-30: Boalsburg Memorial Day Celebration Local legend has it Memorial Day was born in Boalsburg in 1864. The town certainly knows how to honor the fallen and celebrate their sacrifices.  June 3-4: Summer’s Best Music Festival More than 10 national acts, along with favorite local bands, will mount one of two main stages in the Garner Street parking lot for ticketed shows and various other... MORE
The Stocking of Spring Creek, sponsored by Stocker Chevrolet Subaru, is a highlight of the afternoon, with fish furnished by Elk Creek Hatchery in Millheim. Talleyrand Park is prime people-watching real estate all summer long; you’re guaranteed to witness at least one engagement photo shoot on any given Saturday and several little ones joyfully feeding stale bread to the ducklings. During the... MORE
Spring just might be the most beautiful season in Happy Valley—well, it’s definitely in the top four. Sure, we’re emerging from a winter that was milder than usual, but it’s still a great pleasure to welcome chirping birds, blooming dogwood and crab apple trees, longer days and outdoor farmers’ markets. Take advantage of the blissful months between crippling cold and insufferable heat with... MORE
By Dan Schwartz With thousands of alumni returning for this highly anticipated weekend, the streets of State College will be crowded and hectic. To alleviate some of that stress, we’ll help you map out your entire weekend for before and after the Blue-White game. Kill the Lights If you’re a country music fan, then Luke Bryan’s “Kill the Lights” tour might be the perfect start for your... MORE
  What did they find? ·Mountain towns are the best places to get in shape (That'd be us!). Over half of the top ten most fitness-friendly cities in America are located in or directly adjacent to a mountain range. Places like Boulder, Bellingham and Missoula all have lots of opportunities for outdoor recreation. ·Is warm weather bad for fitness? None of the top 25 cities in SmartAsset’s study... MORE
They also took note that the borough and townships of College, Harris, Patton, and Ferguson are commonly referred to as “Happy Valley” by its 'enthusiastic residents' (yep, that sounds about right). Read the whole article here
By Cara Aungst My husband and I got married in the Old Stone Church in Manor Hill in Huntingdon. We wanted an off-the-map venue and were captivated by the building, and its stories. There were doors, for instance, on each side of the pulpit, through which no living person ever went. Caskets shuttled in the door on the right, and after the funeral, they went out the one on the left, into the... MORE
There are (at least) 28 places you gotta go in Pennsylvania before your time on this earth is up. One of them isPenn’s Cave and Wildlife Park, which made the Pennsylvania Bucket List compiled by Penn Getting “lost” inside this natural wonder is a thrilling and historic experience. Discovered by the Seneca Indians in Penns Valley, this centuries-old natural landmark takes... MORE
Why go to a beach town or a resort when you can put together your own Happy Valley vacation? Here are ten things to do on your Happy Valley getaway! 1) Happy Valley History Simply put: the area surrounding Happy Valley is a historical area. It is steeped in history from the 1800s to now and there is so much to unearth, as well as cultural landmarks to explore. From Penn State campus to... MORE


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