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UNIVERSITY PARK – There are some big names coming to the Bryce Jordan Center. Two big names – Lana Del Rey and Miranda Lambert – were announced this week. Let’s take a closer look at the concerts on the horizon at the BJC: Lana Del Rey – Announced earlier this week, Lana Del Rey will hit the BJC stage on Friday, Jan. 26. University Park is one of 24 dates on the “La to the Moon” Tour.... MORE
Start Parents' Weekend early with contemporary circus troupe Flip FabriQue and its gravity-defying production “Catch Me!” at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 11, in Eisenhower Auditorium, and in a school-time matinee at 10 a.m. on Oct. 12. These young acrobatic allies know how to hold a party and spend their time challenging each other to spellbinding cirque techniques, including trampoline wall... MORE
No Penn State home game? No problem – there’s still plenty to do in Happy Valley this weekend. There’s still plenty of sports. If sports aren’t your thing, there’s a play, a flea market and the Nittany Con. Let’s take a look at some of the highlights: Penn State sports – Sure, the Nittany Lions are away, traveling Iowa for their first road game of the season, at Iowa. Here in Happy... MORE
UNIVERSITY PARK – Tonight is the night. The defending Stanley Cup Champion Pittsburgh Penguins will invade Happy Valley for a preseason NHL game against the Buffalo Sabres. It is the first preseason game of the year for the back-to-back Stanley Cup Champs. Buffalo opened its season on Monday night against the Carolina Hurricanes. If you’re a Penguins fan hoping to see some of the team’s... MORE
If you are looking for something to do this fall, there’s no need to look any further than Happy Valley and the surrounding area. There’s plenty to do. Whether you’re looking for food, pumpkins, or beer, there’s something for everyone. A closer look at some of the fall festivals in the area:    Saturday, Sept. 16 Snow Shoe Fall Festival and Car Show 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.... MORE
This weekend has is one of Penn State's much-vaunted night games, and you guys are in for a treat. The trees are just starting to change, and that familiar snap is back in the air. It's one of those perfect autumn weekends we've been looking forward to all year long. Have a little extra time here this weekend? We have some ideas to make it great! Friday, Sept. 15 Mae Head out to the... MORE
With August winding down, everyone is trying to squeeze a few more magical moments out of summer. Temperatures are still sweltering, so why not visit a waterpark? There are a couple of excellent water parks extremely close to Happy Valley. Each offers a little something different. Here’s what each has to offer: WildRiver Waterpark (Raystown) – The park features two, 380-foot twisting slides... MORE
August is National Golf Month. With that in mind, we thought it would be interesting to pick out some of Centre County's signature holes. The “signature hole” at a golf course is the one hole that the course has decided is the most aesthetically pleasing and most photogenic. A signature hole may or may not be representative of the golf course but because of its beauty or dramatic design it... MORE
The 143rd annual Centre County Grange Fair kicked off in grand style on Wednesday night, with the coronation of this year’s Grange Fair Queen. Megan Royer, a 2017 graduate of State College Area High School, claimed the crown. The event took place at the Fair’s Southside Stage. Royer was runner-up last year. Emma Spackman was crowned queen in 2016. A total of four young women from Centre... MORE
It just wouldn’t be a summer in Happy Valley without a huge event. This summer, Beaver Stadium played host to the Happy Valley Jam, an all-day country concert. The event was was a big success. In 2018, the big event will come in the form of an All-Star Game. It was recently announced that the State College Spikes will host the 2018 New York-Penn League All-Star Game, which will be... MORE


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