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By Laura Zaks There aren’t many places in the world that bring a smile to a face the same way Happy Valley does. There’s just something about it — a feeling, perhaps — the pride, love and community that comes with being a Nittany Lion is precious indeed.   And the best way to celebrate? With weekends that honestly live on in our hearts and memories for years and years to come.... MORE
One of Happy Valley’s biggest perks is the wealth of arts, music and culture that Penn State University brings into State College. The spring and summer lineups promise ample opportunity for arts entertainment.   WHERE TO GO Interested in live performances? There are several venues in the area that host regular shows. Check out the Center for the Performing Arts, Bryce Jordan Center... MORE
By Abbe Hamilton   The Allegrippis Trail System is 36 miles of contoured single-track mountain bike trail on the north side of Raystown Lake in Hesston, Pennsylvania. It turns ten this year, as if there weren’t enough reasons to celebrate the best mountain biking east of the Mississippi — and just an hour away from State College! How did this gem wind up in Happy Valley’s backyard... MORE
The holidays are quickly approaching, which means preparation has begun! Families are reuniting, pies are being baked, and home is the place to be. Thanksgiving is a time for giving and providing to our loved ones - and Penn State football. Begin the holiday season on a good note, getting ready in every way possible. Whether you are visiting Happy Valley for Penn State's last homegame... MORE
State College is no stranger to Top Ten lists. It's been named one of the least stressful cities in the US, best place to live and launch, one of the most active cities in the country, and an all-around best of both worlds by CNNMoney. The latest accolade comes from this past week’s Readers’ Digest, naming the area on its short list of best places to move before they get too crowded. They... MORE
“The Tree that visited New York City for the holidays”, a short film released last November by Blue White Media, has been nominated for an Emmy Award and has received the prestigious Silver Telly Award for Television Production. Created in cooperation with The Central Pennsylvania Convention and Visitors Bureau, this local production tells the story of the State College Norway spruce chosen to be... MORE
“Fireplace getaways” are popular in the Raystown Lake Region in the fall, winter and spring. There are luxurious chalets and vacation homes with spacious accommodations for 1-30. Relax in front of the fireplace or step out onto the wraparound porches and breathe in the mountain view – during any time of the year.   With many outdoor public spaces, the Raystown Lake Region has... MORE
Come experience the horror of Ghosts & Goblins at Lincoln Caverns and Whisper Rocks, near Huntingdon! Lincoln Caverns has transformed for Ghosts and Goblins tours in October for 35 years...and it is a different theme each year. Don't expect the same old scares; Ghosts and Goblins tours at Lincoln Caverns tell a different spooky story each year. Ghosts & Goblins Tours are open to... MORE
Ask any Nittany Lions fan to name the team’s most legendary player and the debate that ensues will be as epic as the players themselves. John Cappelletti, Shane Conlan, and LaVar Arrington come quickly to the minds and hearts of Penn Staters. Ki-Jana Carter definitely makes the list. “Is it too soon to include Saquon Barkley?” someone asks…and the debate rages on, because the legend and legacy of... MORE
It's hard to believe that 2018 is almost over already, but here we are! We've compiled some of the big dates so you can plan out next year's weekends of football, festivals and fun.   THON The largest student-run philanthropy in the world will take place on Feb. 15-17 at the Bryce Jordan Center. THON continues to grow each and every year, so make your plans now for one of the most... MORE

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