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UNIVERSITY PARK — In a valley as happy as this one, it’s hard to pinpoint what exactly brings about the happy smiles and the blue and white Nittany Lion pride. Maybe it’s the talent-filled sports teams always bringing home trophies. Maybe it’s the warm and delicious grilled stickies that never let you down when it comes to a good bite. It could even be the support and love for the... MORE
UNIVERSITY PARK – Want to see a big show this spring? Think you have to go to New York City or elsewhere to see something special? Think again. Penn State’s Center for the Performing Arts has several big-name shows on the horizon. There are three big ones coming up in this month and next. You don’t have to leave Happy Valley to see these great shows. Live out of town? Book a hotel, have a... MORE
STATE COLLEGE – Well, we’ve turned the clocks forward and the days are longer. However, Old Man Winter is putting up a ferocious fight and won’t leave March easily. Have no fear: Spring is just around the corner! There’s a lot to do in Happy Valley this weekend. Let’s get right to the highlights: THURSDAY, MARCH 15 Penn State women’s basketball vs. Radnor – The Lady Lions face Radnor in... MORE
UNIVERSITY PARK — There are many expressions out there in the world — clichés, maxims and rules galore — but there’s one in particular that overrides all others when it comes to Happy Valley. “It takes one to know one.” There are many quirks and perks here in the blue and white valley — some that only those who live here can truly know. So, without any further delay, let’s see how well you... MORE
Whether it’s with your selfie stick or the shaky thumb we all have when trying to press that camera button, taking selfies is truly, in every way, an art form. Sometimes, it takes several tries to land the perfect picture, but what a lot of people don’t know is a major part to selfie-taking is the backdrop you choose. With a beautiful garden behind you, array of Penn State football fans... MORE
STATE COLLEGE — Some might call it spring’s Christmas and others might call it an egg-cellent holiday, but at the end of the day, Easter is all about sharing the joys and breadth of spring with family, friends – and Easter bunnies! The days leading up to Easter can be exciting — events all over town amp up the hype and the spell of painting eggs and chocolate covered bunnies. Happy... MORE
STATE COLLEGE – It may be spring break, but there’s still plenty to do in Happy Valley this weekend. The big highlight of the weekend if the Central PA Home and Garden Show, which takes place all weekend long at the Bryce Jordan Center. If you’re a sports fan, you’re out of luck as every single Penn State team is on the road this weekend. Looking for something to do? Here’s the breakdown... MORE
STATE COLLEGE – You don’t need a shamrock or a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow to have a grand ol’ time this St. Patrick’s Day. Here in Happy Valley, restaurants and bars stay open on this lucky holiday, catering to every leprechaun’s need in both the foods and drinks department. That’s right — we’re in Lucky Valley. On such a rich day like St. Patrick’s Day, it’s important to... MORE
UNIVERSITY PARK – It’s a rare weekend in Happy Valley. Every single sports team – yes, every single one – is on the road. Hoping to check out men’s volleyball? Sorry, they’re in Hawaii. How about softball? Nope. They’re in Texas. You can scour the schedule, but you won’t find a single Penn State team home this weekend. From men’s lacrosse to women’s gymnastics, they’re all on the road.... MORE
UNIVERSITY PARK — The beloved film Dirty Dancing has been an ultimate classic for people worldwide for the past 30 years, and now the story can be experienced like never before. The live musical production “Dirty Dancing: The Classic Story on Stage” comes to Eisenhower Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 21 and Thursday, March 22 — and you can absolutely expect to have the time of your life... MORE

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