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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
STATE COLLEGE – Sometimes, this life hands us the opportunity to make a difference, to support a cause, to make a change — and for someone other than ourselves. Sometimes, a Celebrity Softball Tournament is all it takes to do that. David’s Dreamers, a team that walks to end Alzheimer’s, will be hosting a charity softball tournament to raise money for Alzheimer’s awareness. Mike Mister... MORE
STATE COLLEGE — Some people eat dinner for breakfast or breakfast for dinner and some simply argue lunch is the greatest thing since sliced bread. In this way, brunch can get shoved under the table — literally and metaphorically — when it comes to people’s favorite meal of the day. Yet, brunch has the beauty of combining breakfast and lunch: a two-in-one meal and deal. Happy... MORE
UNIVERSITY PARK – It’s another big weekend in Happy Valley. As we flip the calendar to March – yes March! – Penn State heads on its spring break. But don’t fret. If you’re hanging around Happy Valley, there is still plenty to do. Let’s take a look at some of the weekend highlights: THURSDAY, MARCH 1 Happy Valley Improv – Happy Valley Improv is State College’s premier improv group.... MORE


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