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“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
In 1995, a group of college musicians decided they wanted to sing outside of the ensembles offered on their campus. In order to be recognized, they needed a name so a member quickly wrote down Cantus, meaning “song” in Latin, with the intention of changing the name later. But now, nearly 25 years later, the name Cantus has stuck, and this crew of former college musicians has now become one of... MORE
Ah, the clichés are all finally out. “Fall in love.” “Pumpkin spice and everything nice,” “Fall for these deals”—you get the idea. Nonetheless, the season of changing leaves, funky scarves and turkey on the Thanksgiving table is finally here, and it’s time to get excited—beyond the roof, nittany-paws-in-the-air kind of excited. Not there yet? Well, what about the arboretum? The fountain... MORE
If you find yourself in Happy Valley on September 28, clear your calendar and write this down: Let’s Dance @ Ford Building Lawn, 4–5 p.m. Did you write that down? Good. Now I can tell you what you are going to be doing! Let’s Dance is a free movement workshop for all ages. Hosted by Penn State’s Center for Performing Arts in partnership with the College of Health and Human Development... MORE
Don’t you feel like construction and roadwork is happening everywhere these days? It feels as though not a day goes by without passing by a construction site or crew working on the side of the road. And, as you know, Happy Valley is no exception. Whether you are driving to move your child into his or her new dorm, coming back for a football game or taking a quick vacation to the area, you want... MORE
For Veronica Swift, jazz music was both a way of life and a birthright. She didn't casually become interested in the genre, rather she was born into it thanks to her world-renowned jazz musician parents. “It wasn't a choice or a passion, but purely a lifestyle,” she explained. That lifestyle, living life on the road and meeting some of the most talented musicians the world has to... MORE


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