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Summer 2010

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What to Do Attractions 4th Fest The 4thFest celebration offers a “Star Spangled Spectacular” day of fun for the entire family, starting with the Firecracker 4K Run at 9 a.m. There will be children’s craft activities, the Spikes baseball game, and a carnival mid‑way for the young at heart, all starting early afternoon. Three live performing stages will have entertainment throughout the afternoon, a patriotic skydiving attraction and get a free piece of cake from the Giant flag birthday cake starting at 6 p.m. The musically choreographed Fireworks will be at 9:15 p.m. sharp and an all ages street dance starts after the fireworks. Come early and stay late and enjoy the largest all‑volunteer 4th of July celebration in the country. For complete information, visit Amazing Laser Tag (What‑A‑Blast) Amazing Laser Tag has been voted best amusement place in State College for the past two years. It’s a fun‑filled attraction for kids, college students, or families. The Sowers Street location features a 2,400 square foot arena ‑ blacklit with ramps, stairs, sniper spots, mazes, and mirrors. You can even bring in your own music! Center for the Performing Arts There’s no 42nd Street in Happy Valley, but we do have our little bit of Broadway. The

The Penn State Arboretum

Center for Performing Arts has released its 2010-11 schedule. Are you ready for Moty Python’s Spamalot and The Color Purple? Check out the Center’s Web site for new show announcements. Downtown State College Improvement District Keeping downtown State College, our crown jewel, sparkling and vibrant is the job of the Downtown State College Improvement District (DSCID). In addition to helping to promote downtown business, the DSCID hosts downtown events, like weekly farmers markets, a fall chili cook‑off,the holiday favorite Polar Express, and of course, the First Night summer concert series. The DSCID also sells the Downtown Gift Card, redeemable at all the best downtown retailers. If you hate paying for parking downtown, you can thank the DSCID for its parking program, that allows a long list of merchants and downtown businesses to validate parking slips in municipal garages. For a list of participating merchants and more about Downtown State College Improvement District, visit Lincoln Caverns Where science, discovery, and adventure are naturally fun. Enjoy a tour of two spectacular caves at Lincoln Caverns on the William Penn Highway ( The two crystal caverns offer a tremendous educational opportunity for kids and families.

Nittany Valley Symphony Since 1967 the Nittany Valley Symphony has been part of our community; giving opportuni‑ ties for local musicians to perform music and for audiences to hear and enjoy. For more information on June’s Sunset Symphony performance, visit PA Military Museum The Pennsylvania Military Museum is ap‑ propriately located in Boalsburg, the birthplace of Memorial Day. You’ll know when you are there; you can’t miss the eye‑catching, colorful front façade design of military service ribbons. (They actually required Pentagon approval!) Inside you will be impressed with the real machinery and informative displays, and you’ll leave with a renewed respect for the Commonwealth’s role in military history. You can also visit the grounds for the annual People’s Choice Festival in July and other special events (see, or to simply relax, perhaps with a picnic or on a walk with your dog. The Museum is also adjacent to the Shrine of the 28th Infantry Division, the Pennsylvania National Guard. Penn’s Cave and Wildlife Park If you’ve driven to and from Happy Valley on any major roadway, you’ve seen their billboards—Penn’s Cave, See it By Boat. But don’t be fooled—this succinct little promotion doesn’t sum up the Penn’s Cave experience. A natural wonder in its own right (America’s only water cavern, thanks very


What to Do much), the cave tour is as entertaining as it is awe‑inspiring. We highly recommend the combo package that also includes the wildlife tour, a 1.5‑hour safari‑style trek through the meadows, woods, and wetlands on Penn’s Cave’s grounds, and a chance to get up close and personal with its wild residents. Check out their website at Penn State All‑Sports Museum If you bleed blue and white, you must spend an hour reveling in the storied past of the most beloved teams in college sports history. Follow the canopy from Curtin Road to the southwest corner of Beaver Stadium and experience the 130‑year history of Nittany Lion sports. Interactive exhibits, once‑lost memorabilia, trophies and more tell tales of championships, innovations and individual achievements. Try your hand at fencing or pinning a life‑size wrestling dummy. It’s a must‑see for kids (great recruitment tool for Penn State parents looking for legacies) and anyone who loves Penn State sports. For hours and information on group and school tours, call 814‑865‑0044 or visit gopsus‑ Penn State Golf Courses Both the Blue Course and White Course are popular with alumni for weekend outings and fraternity and sorority reunions, and students love the discounted greens fee and shuttle service from across Atherton Street from Rec Hall (students, call 865‑GOLF ½ hour before pick‑up). Each course is challenging and offers great views of your favorite valley and ours, not to mention affordable rates and member‑ ship packages. And now you can give the gift of golf to the Penn State students and alumni in your life. During the spring, the courses offer free events, like Safari Golf for kids and free family lesson days. For tee times, to book a group event, or to get more informa‑ tion, visit Penn State Icers The 2009‑10 Icers season ended earlier than they would have liked. Can they re‑load for 2010‑11? The Icers have already released their preliminary schedule for the upcoming season. 4

Check it out at and plan a weekend visit to watch some great hockey. Raystown Zipline Looking for a thrill? Check out Central PA’s only zipline experience at Raystown Ziplines. The very affordable tours last an hour and consist of three separate zipline trips. One trip is never enough. Visit for more information. Seven Mountains Wine Cellars This winery offers Grab & Go Tailgating packages featuring WE ARE Penn State Blue(berry) and Cayhuga White wine, a must have for your tailgate. Stop back again and spend some time at the tasting bar or join friends on the deck for a glass. Seven Mountains will quickly become a required stop on your itinerary. Visit them online at State College Spikes and Medlar Field at Lubrano Park It’s not about whether they win or lose, it’s about the beer and hot dogs. Or the awesome Kids’ Zone. Or the breathtaking view of Mt. Nittany behind the park. Whatever your pleasure, a day or night at the ballpark is all‑around fun. Suites are available for groups who want on‑demand food and beverages and a little privacy, and BONUS, you can rent a suite for your Penn State tailgates during football season, (DOUBLE BONUS warm, clean, spacious bathrooms right outside your suite). See more at The State Theatre Spend a night on the town at one of State College’s nicest venues. Enjoy major musical acts, comedians, musicals and plays in the theatre’s intimate setting, and check out the hottest indie films making the rounds in bigger cities. For tickets and a full schedule of events, call the box office at 814-272-0606 or visit Tussey Mountain Who said Tussey Mountain was only for skiing? Tussey has some of the best spring and summer attractions in the area. Make

sure you check out the driving range, drive a few laps on the go‑kart track, and take a few swings in the batting cages. Visit Way Fruit Farm What started as a wedding gift of 100 apple trees in 1875 has grown into quite the local landmark! Located off Route 550, Way Fruit Farm boasts a new store room at least five times its original size, filled with dairy and baking products, baked goods, local jarred sauces and much more, allowing Port Matilda and other area residents to skip that trip to the grocery store. But locals and visitors alike will appreciate all their local flair and friendly serivce. See more at

Day trips City Hotel Bar & Grill Formerly the Palace Hotel, the newly renovated City Hotel Bar & Grill features 16 European‑style guestrooms, each with a high definition flat screen TV, full private bath, and high speed internet. Check out their large, economical lunch and dinner menu and of course enjoy a cold beer or other drink from their bar. Plan a social gathering, hunting trip, daytrip or overnight stay at the Northern Cambria establishment today! See more at cityhotel‑ Fullington Tours Love road trips but hate driving and high gas prices? Enjoy the destination, avoid the hassle, and make a memory or two with fam‑ ily and friends. Travel with Fullington to one of many exciting places: Niagara Falls, Boston, Kennywood, or New York City for Broadway or baseball. Fullington also travels to select Penn State away games and runs the Football Express on game days from several locations, including Penn State Altoona. For more, visit Raystown Lake Region Only 30 miles from State College, Raystown is 29,000 acres of glorious lake, beaches, boat launches, picnic areas, campgrounds, and trails. In other words, an outdoor lover’s

What to Do dream. Mountain bike enthusiasts are flocking to the newly opened Allegrippis Trail system, 30+ miles of premier single‑track trails for mountain biking. Raystown is close enough to enjoy one of many beautiful lodging options for a Penn State football weekend. Check out amazing photos and plan your visit online at Read more on Page 22. Woolrich Company Store The mile‑long road into Woolrich is lined with 45‑foot evergreens planted in 1930 in memory of the grandson of M.B. Rich, the man who incorporated this long‑standing, multi‑generational family business. The charm of the village of Woolrich is in large part due to the fact that many of the Woolrich Company’s original buildings have been restored and remain in use today for retail, business centers, and residences. More than 175 years of Woolrich history and heritage are woven into the material and designs used to create Woolrich’s quality clothing, footwear and accessories. Woolrich’s world‑renowned fabrics and blankets are still made in the mill down the road from the store. Read more about Woolrich Company Store on the Day Trips page at

Shopping Aurum Jewelers Aurum Jewelers and Goldsmiths offers a distinct jewelry experience. Our gallery‑like atmosphere showcases one‑of‑a‑kind designs, award winning designers, handcrafted Penn

Photo courtesy of Natalie Husick State jewelry and hand selected diamonds and gemstones. Owner Betsy Suhey and her GIA accredited staff bring a unique set of talents creating a broad range of styles from traditional to avante garde. Fan Material Show your Penn State Pride with 100% spun polyester, stain‑resistant and washable tablecloths and napkins/rally rags by Fan Material! Officially licensed by Penn State, you can cover your table with a 52” x 52” round or huge 52” x 90” cloth, or check out their 17” square napkins that double as rally rags! Buy them at the Fan Material tent next to Damon’s on game day, or other spots

like Wegmans and the Family Clothesline. Growing Tree Toys Located downtown at the corner of Beaver and Allen, Growing Tree Toys features a store‑ front hard to walk by without stopping for a look. You won’t miss their nearly 7‑foot tall, K’nex dual ferris wheel display ‑ if it’s spinning the store is open! Full of educational and fun toys for youth, they also feature the latest in board games and puzzles for all ages. Check out their selection of green toys made from wood, recycled milk jugs and more! Read their blog, build a wish list and shop 24 hours a day at



What to Do Harper’s Clothing Over eighty years ago, Harper’s opened its doors with a relentless commitment to providing our customers with the best of the best. Today, in our third generation, we are regarded as one of the area’s great clothing stores. Free custom alterations by our European tailors and fashion coordinators are part of our ripe tradition. In essence, at Harper’s we believe in treating our customers as individuals. That’s not typical, but neither is Harpers. In this age of mall culture and mass merchandising, every store starts to look the same. Every single item and designer line is hand‑selected by a team of professionals who search the markets worldwide. Visit us at 114 West College Avenue or online at Jezebel’s Boutique If love is blind, why is Lingerie so popular?” Jezebel’s boutique has you covered (or, perhaps

uncovered?) to dress to impress from head to toe, and all the places in between. Our new Blue and White PSU Hanky Pankys and Garters are a must for all fans of Penn State! Carrying more than 23 brands of bras, Jezebel’s Boutique also offers hard‑to‑find sizes from AA through M. Jezebel’s super friendly customer service and professional bra fittings make you feel as if you’re getting a big‑city boutique experience at a local, hometown store. Stop in today at 366 E. College Ave. or browse online a Lions Pride Do you want sport the latest blue and white gear but live out of town? Look no further than Lions Pride, where you can order merchandise online and ship to anywhere in the contiguous 48 states for a flat $5 fee. The store offers Penn State apparel and sportswear for men, women, children and infants. And, as an added bonus, a percentage

of every Lions Pride purchase is contributed to Penn State for scholarships. You can shop in‑store at 112 E. College Ave. (across from Old Main) or online at lions‑ Old State Clothing Company The Old State Clothing Company is more than just a store. Being 100% owned by Penn Staters, Old State is the culmination of years of experience knowing and being a part of the Penn State community. Old State has a great selection of blue and white gear and gifts for everyone in your family. For years Old State was recognized by their “jaws of the Lion” entryway off of College Avenue, but now you can shop in its new location at 101 E. Beaver Ave. Old State also has a second location next to Beaver Stadium for all of your tailgating needs. You can also shop online at

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What to Do W.R. Hickey Beer Distributor You’ll be the most popular guy (or gal) at the party when you show up with a case of beer from W.R. Hickey Beer Distributor. With its fast in‑car service and location just minutes from downtown, Hickey’s is a convenient pit stop to stock up on the best selection of beer before any tailgate, cookout or party. Everything you need to enjoy a night in State College can be found at Hickey’s, including a full line of all major domestic, imported and craft brewed beers. Hickey’s is proud to serve the State College region for more than 75 years. Make your beer pit stop at 1321 E. College Ave., or online at Your Cigar Den Within the Fraser St. mini‑mall is a tobacco shop with one of the largest selections of cigars in State College. This quaint store not only sells cigars, but provides the perfect atmosphere to kick‑back with friends and enjoy a puff or two. (What better way to take your mind off a chaotic day at the office?) Their attentive and knowledgeable staff will

assist you in all of your purchases; they may have just the gift you were looking for to give Dad for his next birthday. See more at

Salons and Spas Euphoria at Le Salon & Spa What better way to kick back after a long work week than by pampering yourself? At Euphoria at Le Salon & Spa, you can relax in every way from manis and pedis to facials and aromatherapy. Need a cut and color or want to spice up your look with some high‑ lights? The experts at Euphoria at Le Salon & Spa will make sure to provide you with your perfect hairstyle. The salon has two licensed estheticians and an electrologist for your skin care and hair removal needs, and also offers Chinese medicine massage and tanning services. For more information or to make an appointment call 814‑238‑6440.

Bars and Nightlife

See more in our restaurants section on page 27! Bar Bleu Located in the heart of downtown State Col‑ lege, Bar Bleu share space but are distinctly different. Bar Bleu is the upscale downstairs portion of the pair, with its martini bar and six‑nights‑a‑week live music scene. Bar Bleu hosts wine tastings and martini themed events that those with more sophisticated tastes will appreciate. Bar Bleu is famous for (obviously) its Kansas City‑style barbeque, smoked on site, and doubles as a sports bar, complete with a pool table. For daily specials and event listings, visit Gingerbread Man The G‑Man has been a nightlife staple since 1984. The drinks are good, so show up thirsty and prepared for worthwhile daily specials. Your stomach will be happy to know

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What to Do it can count on the G‑Man for a huge variety of tasty menu items. The G‑Man is truly a meeting spot for friends and fun, hosting team trivia nights and karaoke, as well as big crowds looking to let loose after long days of working or studying. Make a mental note, when your favorite teams hit the field (or the court or the ice) it’s a great place to catch a game. For specials and menus, check out Inferno Brick Oven and Bar Inferno has some of the best outdoor seating real estate in the town. Enjoy half‑priced EVERYTHING for Happy Hour, everyday, plus other drink specials worth checking out. Live entertainment ranges from live video DJs to acoustic solo acts. Inferno’s not all atmosphere. As the name suggests, if you’re a pizza lover, you’ll love its brick oven‑style pie, and if you’re adventurous, go for a grilled Panini. Plan a steamy date night or hot night downtown at Legends The Penn Stater’s bar and lounge has scenery that can’t be beat – walls adorned with pictures of John Cappelletti, Joe Paterno and other Lion legends, along with facts and tidbits about the team of the years. Oh yeah, the food and drink is awesome too, serving food till 11:00 pm and drinks till midnight. For all the carnivores reading, allow us to wholeheartedly recommend the Texas Style BBQ Burger – a ground sirloin burger topped with their pulled barbecue pork! Prefer to


stay in your room? Why not; they offer room service daily until 11:00 pm. See more about all Penn State Hospitality offers at! The Saloon Home to the one and only Monkey Boy, and official stop on student bar tours and alumni reunion weekends. Modeled after an English Pub, the Saloon’s underground atmosphere enhances the experience of live music and serious crowds. Cover bands and local bands frequent the Saloon, so warm up your voice for singing along to 80s and 90s faves. There are always great drink specials, too! Prepare to get your monkey on, boy. Visit Whiskers Lounge If you are a guest at the Nittany Lion Inn and the Dining Room is a bit too upscale for you, or if you are on campus and you want to stop for a sandwich, other light meal or a drink, check out Whiskers at the Inn. The lounge is surrounded by Pennsylvania cherry wood with a seasonal garden patio outside. Dine until 11:00 pm seven days a week, with bar service until 1:00 am Friday & Saturday and midnight the rest. Rotating draught beers include Yuengling, Hoegaarden and local mi‑ crobrew from Otto’s, along with a long list of bottled selections, featured martinis and even creamy cocktails like the Fuzzy Paterno! Their diverse menu includes a half or full “rack” of tacos, salads and more – check it out at

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What’s New in Happy Valley By James Bunting Haven’t been to Happy Valley in a while? State College and the surrounding area might look a little different than you remember it. Some places have moved, some names have changed, and some new businesses have emerged. Here’s what’s new in Happy Valley… Hi-Way Pizza (428 Westerly Parkway) After serving pizza in Happy Valley for over 30 years, the Hi-Way Pizza in the Westerly Parkway has closed. Dante’s Inc., which owns the Hi-Way Pizza on North Atherton Street as well as other popular spots, says the pizza joint could re-open at a new location within three years. Think of this as a “see you later,” rather than a “goodbye.” Kildare’s Authentic Irish Pub (538 E. College Avenue) Goodbye tank tops and wings, hello Guinness and stew. Kildare’s Authentic Irish Pub will be moving into the former location of Hooters on College Avenue. Kildare’s has six popular locations in Pennsylvania, Delaware, and North Carolina. Chefs will be trained in Ireland and authentic Irish regalia will cover the walls. Lotus Center Yoga (127 S. Pugh Street) Following months of speculation on what would replace Tony’s/ Lulu’s/The Candy Bar and Lounge on Pugh Street, we have an answer to one-third of that question. The Candy Bar and Lounge has been transformed into two related businesses: Lotus Center Yoga, a yoga studio, and The Enchanted Kitchen, a raw, whole food and vegetarian café. No word on the future of Tony’s or Lulu’s. Rey Azteca (485 Benner Pike) After a very successful opening in Johnstown, popular Mexican restaurant Rey Azteca has added a location in State College. Azteca is located next to the dollar movie theater on the Benner Pike, across the street from the Nittany Mall. Their menu offers affordable, authentic Mexican favorites. Panera Bread (1613 North Atherton Street) Panera Bread is aiming for a second home in State College. The popular café is planning on moving into the TJ Maxx shopping center on North Atherton Street. The site was formerly home to Mike’s Video and a Sherwin Williams paint store. The Pennsylvania Roadhouse (formerly 475 East College Avenue) The famous stopping-point along Route 26 has closed. The PA Roadhouse sold its liquor license and has closed its doors. Flesh Décor (332 East Calder Way) Downtown State College has added another fashion boutique. Flesh Décor is a modern, upscale shop specializing in exclusive, high-end, contemporary fashion. Browse through their Calder Avenue location.

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Strawberry (2901 East College Avenue) The New York-based retailer Strawberry recently opened in the Nittany Mall, between Bon-Ton and Sears. The 4,000-square-foot store features brand-name fashions in apparel, accessories, shoes and more at affordable prices. Strawberry has 22 locations across Manhattan, Massachusetts and Pennsylvania. Fraser Centre A year after construction was slated to begin, ground has yet to be broken shortly on the highly-anticipated Fraser Centre in Downtown State College. Developers need to sell 75 percent of the condos before building could begin, a plateau they have not reached. The Fraser Centre will feature 53 condominiums, a two-level parking garage, a 10-screen cinema, and street-level retail space. Construction is still expected to begin later this summer. Otto’s Pub and Brewery (Future Home: 2235 N. Atherton St.) No more race car out front. No more green and white décor. The former Quaker Steak and Lube building on North Atherton Street has a much different look nowadays. Otto’s Pub and Brewery will be moving into the site later this summer. The new location will provide more parking space, brewery space and pub seating for both loyal and new customers. ( Pattee Library Expanding Thanks to a $2.5 million gift, the Pattee Library will be expanding over the next two to three years. The biggest part of the expansion project is the addition of the “Knowledge Commons”: a large, open area which will encourage research, the use of new technology and the ability to work on group projects with other students. University Buys More Land Penn State purchased a 1.275 acre land parcel on West College Avenue for $2.6 million. The land borders a piece of property that Penn State bought in 2008 which used to feature the landmark O.W. Houts general store. The new land includes a 24,000-squarefoot building with a parking lot. There has been no word from Penn State officials on potential uses for the building or property. Phi Delta Theta House (240 South Burrowes Road) After purchasing the land for $1.75 million, Penn State will be tearing down the former Phi Delta Theta house on Burrowes Road to make room for green space by the end of this year. The university hopes to develop an open area leading to the IST Building. No time frame has been given for the demolition, but officials expect the project to be completed by the end of the year.


Calendar of Events July 2010

July 4 Central PA 4thFest Beaver Stadium Lots July 4-6 Spikes vs. Renegades Medlar Field at Lubrano Park 877-99-SPIKES

814‑466-6266 July 16 Movie on the Mountain Tussey Mountain 814‑466-6266 July 17-18 Black Moshannon Summer Festival Black Moshannon State Park

July 5-8 Blue Chip Basketball Tournament Penn State Athletic Facilities 610‑446-3636

July 20-21 Spikes vs. Scrappers Medlar Field at Lubrano Park 877-99-SPIKES

July 8-11 Central PA Arts Festival Downtown State College 814‑237-3682

July 22-24 Spikes vs. Doubledays Medlar Field at Lubrano Park 877-99-SPIKES

July 8-11 People’s Choice Festival of Pennsyl‑ vania Arts and Crafts PA Military Museum

July 23 Movie and Music Night Seven Mountains Wine Cellars 814‑364-1000

July 9 Penn State Football Lift for Life Holuba Hall

July 24-25 Vietnam Revisited PA Military Museum 814‑466-6263

July 10 Dark Star Orchestra The State Theatre 814‑272-0606 July 11-13 Spikes vs. Lake Monsters Medlar Field at Lubrano Park 877-99-SPIKES July 15 Tussey Mountain WingFest Tussey Mountain 10

July 28, 30 Spikes vs. Crosscutters Medlar Field at Lubrano Park 877-99-SPIKES

August 2010

August 4-6 Spikes vs. Yankees Medlar Field at Lubrano Park 877-99-SPIKES

August 5 First Thursday Concert Series Old Main Lawn August 6 Movie on the Mountain Tussey Mountain 814‑466-6266 August 7-9 Spikes vs. Valley Cats Medlar Field at Lubrano Park 877-99-SPIKES August 8-14 Huntingdon County Fair Huntingdon County Fairgrounds August 18-20 Spikes vs. Jammers Medlar Field at Lubrano Park 877-99-SPIKES August 20 Movie on the Mountain Tussey Mountain 814‑466-6266 August 23 – 29 International Tour de ‘Toona Starting Line: Altoona 814‑949-7223 August 25-September 3 Grange Fair Centre County Grange Fairgrounds

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Arts Festival: History and Traditions By Alan Finnecy

In the summer of 1967, more than 100,000 hippies dropped in on San Francisco for the “Summer of Love,” a freeform festival of music, art, and hanging out in Golden Gate Park. Across the continent, in State College, Pa., some Penn State professors and downtown merchants had a similar idea. In short order, they staged the first Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts in late July that year. Now in its 44th year, the Arts Festival has grown and changed since those early years to fit changing times and tastes.

put up snow fence along the wall and artists were invited to display their work. Organizers wondered if anyone would show up. But from the start, the “sidewalk sale” and music proved to be crowd pleasers. Workers rushed to erect more fencing to accommodate the increasing numbers of artists who arrived each day. And photos from that first festival show a large crowd enjoying the local band “Robin and the Hoods,” a Beetles–inspired group, complete with mop–top haircuts and groovy clothes.

A Festival is Born

Sidewalk Sale

Jules Heller, dean of Arts and Architecture at Penn State in 1967, and some of his faculty had been considering a summer festival to showcase the visual and performing arts. Downtown merchants, led by State College Chamber of Commerce president Wally Lloyd, were also casting about for a summer event that would bring people downtown during the sleepy summer months between spring commencement and fall football games. The two groups joined forces and in just a few months put together a week of art, films, and live music. Armed with donations and a $2,000 grant from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a small band of dedicated volunteers built makeshift stages and suspended a colorful old parachute over the Allen Street stage. Pennsylvania’s Governor, Raymond Shafer, cut a string that unfurled a banner to mark the festival’s opening. That first Arts Festival was confined to the block of South Allen Street between College and Beaver Avenues and the wall on the campus side of College Avenue. Penn State maintenance workers 12

Of the Arts Festival’s core components, perhaps none has changed as much over the years as the sidewalk sale. The collection of artists exhibiting and selling their wares remained rather casual well into the 1970s. Penn State’s noted Hemmingway scholar, Sandra Spanier, then a State College High School English teacher and member of the Potters Guild, sold her pottery at several early festivals. “There were no covered booths back then,” she recalled. “We brought concrete blocks and wood to create shelves for the pottery and none of the artists took credit cards then either.” Visitors to those early pre–juried festivals also remember a wide range of “art” and crafts—from pottery and paintings to painted rocks and pot holders—on display. Today, more than 900 fine artists and craftsmen from across the country and abroad vie for the roughly 300 booth spaces in what is considered one of the country’s premier juried shows.

Festival Route and South Allen Street

Though the Arts Festival’s route has changed over time, the 100 block of South Allen Street, with its colorful temporary landscaping, has remained the epicenter. During early Festivals, wooden platforms lined the sloping street and people crowded around them to watch “Artists in Action.” The late Clyde Doll, a woodcarver, was a perennial favorite and a longtime supporter of the Festival. Porcelain artist Grace Pilato also demonstrated her technique to passersby. Ever mindful of the gridlock that can slow foot traffic to a crawl, organizers eventually moved the artist demonstrations to less crowded locales. But the popular Allen Street stage has stayed, though its exact location has varied, and the street is still landscaped for the occasion. Some years ago, the popular water feature—known to the bathing suit–clad kids who frequent it as “the buckets”—was added. With the exception of the 100 block of South Allen Street, early Arts Festivals were mostly on campus. Artists’ booths lined both the Mall (extending up from South Allen), the Henderson Mall (extending up from Pugh Street), and the Wall on the campus side of College Avenue. That changed in 1978 when Penn State’s maintenance and service workers, represented by the Teamsters Local 8 labor union, went on strike during the summer. The Festival continued as planned, but with artists’ booths on downtown State College streets instead. The following summer’s festival used a combined town and campus route, allowing better foot traffic flow, a tradition that remains in place.

Traditions Then and Now

One of the oldest traditions associated with the Arts Festival is the running race held Sunday morning. The race dates to 1975 when it was a 10–mile event. By the late 1980s it was shortened to a 10K race (6.2 miles) and a 5K race (3.1 miles) was added in 2005. The event is Central Pennsylvania’s oldest race and is organized by the non-profit Nittany Valley Running Club. In 2006 it was named the Sue Crowe Memorial Arts Festival Races in honor of the late runner who was a five–time race winner, including three wins when it was a 10–miler. Another person who’s sometimes running around the Arts Festival… and juggling… and generally making mischief is the Jester. This tradition comes and goes, probably depending on

whether someone is willing to don tights and the Jester’s costume in the July heat. The first Jester was David Garfield, a 1979 graduate of Penn State’s theatre program. He served from 1983 through 1986, leading the parade on Children’s Day among other “duties” before handing the scepter to Kyle Shannon in 1987. Current Arts Festival executive director, Rick Bryant, said, “I think we had a Jester in 2006 but there are other periods where we haven’t had one. I can tell you that this year the Jester is on hiatus.” One tradition that lasted several years in the late 1970s might be considered performance art today. At the time it was more of a curiosity. Kalin’s, a men’s and women’s clothing store on Allen Street where Webster’s (used books) and Connections (clothing) are located, drew large crowds by putting “live mannequins” in their windows during the festival. People passing by would stop to watch the fashionably dressed “mannequins” posing stiffly behind the glass. Some onlookers went to great lengths trying to get the mannequins to blink or laugh.

You’ve Come a Long Way, Baby

From its 1960s beginnings, through its growing pains and sometimes quirky traditions, the Arts Festival has become a midsummer’s juggernaut far beyond the wildest dreams of those 1967 organizers. “The festival pumps $14 million into the local economy and fills 6,000 hotel rooms,” Bryant said. It attracts more than 125,000 visitors—many of them Penn State alumni—and costs around $500,000 to produce. This year’s festival starts with Children and Youth Day on July 7; the main festival runs July 8-11.

Alan Finnecy is a longtime Happy Valley resident and freelance writer.


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Hotels Best Western University Park Inn & Suites Choose the new Best Western University Park Inn & Suites at our convenient I-99 location for your next trip to Happy Valley. Our 100% non-smoking hotel is within walking distance to Nittany Mall and minutes away from Penn State University, Beaver Stadium, Bryce Jordan Center and downtown State College. We include everything you need for business or leisure travel with no extra costs: Hot Breakfast, High Speed Internet, Local & Long Distance Calling, Indoor Pool & Fitness Center. Visit to book your room today. Comfort Suites The Gold Award‑winning Comfort Suites is just three blocks from downtown right on N. Atherton St. Get a great rate on a room and enjoy the indoor pool and fitness center, while staying connected with free internet. After your free deluxe breakfast you can walk right over to T.G.I. Friday’s for an affordable meal or drink, or visit one of several other restaurants nearby. Enjoy some “breathing room” ‑ the property is entirely smoke‑free. Head to and search for State College!


Days Inn Penn State Stay downtown at the Days Inn Penn State, attached to Mad Mex, one of Happy Valley’s favorite bars and the only Mexican restaurant in town. Imagine enjoying a couple margaritas and then taking a dip at the complimentary, heated indoor pool, without even having to leave the hotel. Some other great perks are the fitness center and tanning booths. You will be impressed by the ambience of the full‑service facility’s 3‑story Town Square Atrium. Check out their spe‑ cials at lioncountrylodging. com; including a great deal where if you stay two nights, the third is half off! Econo Lodge Bellefonte Want to avoid the hustle and bustle of downtown and take advantage of all that historic Bellefonte has to offer? Check out the Econo Lodge on the Benner Pike. The hotel is near all the Vic‑ torian splendor of Bellefonte ‑ indigenous restaurants, unique stores, antique shops

Where to Stay and Talleyrand Park. It’s also within minutes of the popular fly‑fishing destination, Fisher‑ man’s Paradise! Go to and search for Bellefonte (or State College) and plan your trip today.

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Fairfield Inn & Suites When visiting Happy Valley, choose the Fairfield Inn & Suites State College for your business or leisure travel. Minutes from Penn State University, Bryce Jordan Center, Beaver Stadium and Medlar Field, our State College accommodations offer an ideal location and award‑winning service. Our spacious guest rooms feature luxury bedding, coffeemaker, high‑speed Internet and individual climate control. 814‑238‑3871

Hilton Garden Inn Conveniently located less than 2 miles from downtown State College and only a minute from Beaver Stadium the Hilton Garden Inn has a huge indoor pool for swimming year‑round. It’s also a great place to stay to get some work done, with a comfy work area, hardwired and wireless internet and even com‑ plimentary remote printing from your guest room to their 24 hour business center. Skip the driving and enjoy a glass of wine or beer and a delicious meal at the onsite restaurant, Harrison’s Wine Grill & Catering. And hey, the famous W.R. Hickey Beer Distributor is even located next door. See more now at

Hampton Inn & Suites Where college traditions meet outdoor fun… Welcome to the Hampton Inn & Suites State College at Williamsburg Square. Step back in time when you come to the Hampton Inn & Suites® hotel in State College at Williamsburg Square. Our Colonial‑style hotel in State Col‑ lege has the old‑world feel of the Revolution‑ ary period, but boasts modern amenities and convenience to almost everywhere you want to be in town. Headed to Penn State? The campus is just a mile away. Want to explore downtown State College? Just four miles from our lobby. 814‑231‑1899 Happy Valley Motor Inn The very appropriately‑named Happy Valley Motor Inn is a charming place to stay just south of downtown on Atherton St. With 35 rooms, the property also looks over a pretty outdoor garden and gazebo. Their website ( is constantly updated with special event availability and more ‑ check it out to solidify your plans. Also, during your stay be sure to visit Faccia Luna for their wood‑fired pizza and other specialties! Holiday Inn Express Welcome to the Holiday Inn Express Hotel at Williamsburg Square. This friendly, award winning hotel is located just off Interstate 99/ U.S. 220 (322 bypass) minutes from

Nittany Budget Motel Adjacent to the Cato Park business center and only three miles from downtown, the Nittany Budget Motel is an affordable favorite among Happy Valley travelers. Perhaps it’s the onsite Brewsky’s Bottle Shop (that’s where the front desk is too!) or tasty Prospector’s wings and ribs next door. Whether you are just visiting for business or a football game (see availability at, the Nittany Budget Motel can surely meet your tight budget in these times. Nittany Lion Inn The only hotel located on the Penn State cam‑ pus, the historic Nittany Lion Inn is a must for Penn Staters planning a visit. One of the two hotels the prestigious Penn State Hospitality runs (see Penn Stater below); the Inn’s Colonial charm is on display in its 223 beautifully‑ap‑ pointed guestrooms. With flexible conference space perfect for business meetings, the Nittany Lion Inn is also a truly stunning destination for a wedding or other special event. Savor a meal at the sophisticated Dining Room or enjoy casual fare and a drink at Whiskers. There is a brand new “social gathering place,” the Gazebo Courtyard, as well a gift shop on site so you can

stock up on Penn State memorabilia! Check out to see specials, menus and more from both PSU properties. Penn Stater Located in sight of the stadium, the Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel is the other impeccable property run by Penn State Hospitality. Eat at the lovely, open‑air Gardens Restaurant (known for its extensive buffets!) or check out the memorabilia and facts about PSU football on the walls of Whiskers Lounge. Work out in the fitness center, go for a swim in the indoor 3‑lane lap pool or relax in the whirlpool. (Guests at the Nittany Lion Inn can enjoy the facilities as well.) You have to check out the new De‑Stress Zone & Exploratorium on the main level of the hotel. Fitting since the property is in Penn State’s Innovation Park, this innovative new center features the latest in sleep and relaxation techniques straight from the University. Want to see more? Visit Philips Hotel & 1921 Restaurant Established in 1921 (hence the name) the Philips Hotel has been recently restored to its original glory as the place to stay in eat in Philipsburg. Come out for football or any special weekend, or save on a weekday trip. Find out more at Quality Inn Located only two miles from downtown and campus on N. Atherton St., the former Motel 6 is just two miles from the Penn State Cam‑ pus and downtown, and offers guests all the conveniences they need. Enjoy a free deluxe breakfast as well as high speed internet. Eat out and two of Happy Valley’s favorite picks, the adjacent Waffle Shop or Mario & Luigi’s. Visit to reserve a room online and check availability for busy weekends and special events. Ramada Conference Center On S. Atherton Street, just outside downtown State College the Ramada Conference Center can truly fulfill any needs for a stay in town. It’s a great spot for families or anyone who loves staying active, with both indoor and


Where to Stay outdoor pools, fitness center and even a game room with basketball, volleyball and horse‑ shoes. Their banquet facilities and service are a favorite for Happy Valley events year‑round and are a perfect choice for your next special occasion. The fun and festive P.J. Harrigan’s, filled with authentic memorabilia, HUGE burg‑ ers and more is on the premises, and features live music and Wisecrackers comedy shows! Visit to book online and see all they have to offer. Rodeway Inn The Rodeway Inn on N. Atherton St. is only two blocks from Penn State University and a short one‑mile walk from Downtown State College. You’ll enjoy your stay in your large room with complimentary high‑speed internet access, as well as a free continental breakfast in the morning. Ask their helpful staff if you need any advice for getting around town. Many restaurants are nearby, like Kimchi Korean Restaurant and Le Bistro Deli & Pizzeria. See more at and search State College! Sleep Inn Located just three easy blocks from Penn State, the Sleep Inn offers great amenities like a brand new fitness center, free breakfast and complimentary wireless internet access. Sitting next to the Comfort Suites, it too neighbors T.G.I. Friday’s and has plenty more restaurants within walking distance. Search for “State College” at to book online, check out great savings and more. Springhill Suites One exit from Penn State University, home to Beaver Stadium and Nittany Lions football, SpringHill Suites by Marriott State College is the only all‑studio suite choice among State College hotels. Enhanced by service that will delight both the business and leisure traveler, this smart and stylish hotel is a breath of fresh air, designed to enrich your travels. Enjoy separate spaces to work and relax, along with thoughtful amenities to help you get the most out of your stay. 814‑867‑1807


Super 8 Not even two miles from downtown and right down the main drag, the Super 8 is quite an affordable place to stay in the area any time of the year. Enjoy your free SuperStart breakfast or head next door to Perkins, open 24 hours a day. You may not be able to resist the smells of Clem’s BBQ, available select days a week at the Brewsky’s Bottle Shop also on the property. Check them out online at to plan your stay around their specials!

striking place to stay. Twenty rooms and two suites are individually decorated and have foy‑ ers, ceiling fans and tall, sunny windows. Both suites, located on the third floor, overlook the 17th hole of the Toftrees Golf Course. The Carnegie House offers multiple all‑inclusive packages to help you save both time and money; check them out at Gift certificates are available, and there is a gift shop onsite! Call 814‑234‑2424 or go to their website to learn more about this unique property.

Toftrees Golf Resort & Conference Center Central Pennsylvania’s Only Golf Resort and Conference Center nestled amid 1,500 scenic wooded acres in beautiful Centre County, Pennsylvania. The view is inescap‑ able. Sophistication and charm are reflected in every direction. Elegance and a relaxed ambience surround you amid the splendor of this natural and pristine setting in the heart of Pennsylvania’s panoramic landscape. 1‑888‑275‑0596

Chatelaine Bed and Breakfast Located six miles away from Penn State’s campus, the Chatelaine Bed and Breakfast offers a luxurious escape for alumni, visitors, or football fans. The Chatelaine was built in 1841and serves as a perfect getaway in the shadows of Tussey Mountain. Spend a night in one of the Chatelaine’s Empire/Federal-style rooms; featuring fireplaces, canopy beds, and private baths. You are mere minutes from the heart of things, but miles from your concerns. Visit for more information.

Bed & Breakfasts Bed and Breakfast at the Rock Garden A scenic 10‑minute drive from State College is the small village of Oak Hall, between Lemont and Boalsburg, and home to the Bed and Breakfast at the Rock Garden. The farmhouse‑style B&B has five guestrooms, each with its own private bathroom. Another bonus: each room has a gorgeous view of either Mt. Nittany or Tussey Mountain! If you are a guest of the bed and breakfast you get 10% off their selection of perennials and other plants at the stunning Rock Garden Perennial Nursery. See more about the B&B and nursery at or call Joe at 814‑466‑6100. Carnegie House Located in the Toftrees area of State College, the Carnegie House is another of those Happy Valley mainstays that everyone seems to talk about. Boasting one of the fanciest dining facilities in the area, the AAA Four Diamond‑award winning property is also a

Mountain Hideaway Bed and Breakfast Only 20 minutes from State College, Mountain Hideaway is tightly nestled in the mountains of the Black Moshannon Forest in the borough of Port Matilda. The beautiful facility is equaled by its surroundings, and complemented by the warm hospitality of its staff. Each of the guestrooms offer a queen‑size bed, full private bath, gas fireplace, central air, DirecTV, and high‑speed wireless internet. Customers agree, from new‑ lyweds to “city kids” that Mountain Hideaway is truly wonderful (one even stated, “Can we stay here forever?”) And don’t be surprised if you see deer, black bear or other forest inhabitants from your room; you wouldn’t be the first! See more at Purple Gate Guesthouse How about a stay at a unique country getaway? Located in scenic Birmingham, four miles south of Tyrone, the Purple Gate Guesthouse is easily accessed from I‑99. Open year‑round for all the events here in Happy

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Ingleby Lodge in Woodward Valley, you can take advantage of daily or weekly rates. The Guesthouse has all the comforts of home (central air!), laundry facili‑ ties (upon request; you can pack lightly!), an outdoor retreat with an arbor swing (now that’s relaxation), as well as variety of items to make a stay more comfortable for kids (how thoughtful!) Great fishing is a short distance away at the Little Juniata River or Spruce Creek. Give Carensa a call at 814‑684‑7806 or visit them online at

Lodges & Cabins Black Moshannon Lodge Nestled in the near 4,000 acres of the Black Moshannon State Park, the Black Moshannon Lodge is a perfect place to stay for a getaway in the great outdoors. Come out this spring to fish or kayak. Your hosts, Curt and Tracy provide all the comfort of your ‑ full kitchen, modern bathroom, beds for up to eight guests (with linens!) and a large back porch with a fire ring. Visit for more information. Ingleby Lodge “A Fly Fisherman’s Lodge…A Penn State Fan’s Dream.” Ingleby Lodge is nestled in the Central PA Appalachian Mountain Range only 25 minutes from Penn State University. The lodge is convenient yet private for all of your vacation needs. Ingleby is famous for its world class fly fishing access to Penn’s Creek and

the historical Coburn Railroad Tunnel Highway. Accommodates 9 quests comfortably. For more information, call 814‑360‑5145 or visit today! Mountain Acres Lodge Come and enjoy 500 acres of private property at your disposal to explore at one of the region’s most exclusive resorts. Mountain Acres Lodge is open only select weekends throughout the year where it provides ten bedrooms in the pastoral lodge setting. You can take advantage of having food prepared for you by the staff or can bring your own meal provisions and utilize the kitchen space. The “great room” includes satellite television, shuffle boards and a pool table, accented by the wild game ornamenting the walls. The Lodge and its secluded surroundings is your destination for family reunions, weddings and receptions or any of your small special events. For availability and how to make reservations, call 814‑364‑1508 or visit Raystown Lake Region Located in central Pennsylvania’s Allegheny Mountains, Raystown Lake is in the heart of Huntingdon County, with outdoor fun year‑round. Budget Travel Magazine recently named Huntingdon the Coolest Small Town in Pennsylvania and is number 5 on its list of the Coolest Small Towns in America for 2009! Visit the County Visitors Bureau website ( to check out bed &

Ridge Retreat Recently constructed in 2006, the Ridge Re‑ treat offers four bedrooms within its exquisite timber structure. With four mountain ranges in sight, the ridge offers breath‑taking views of the surrounding landscapes. The ridge specifi‑ cally chose not to include internet access to the retreat to ensure a more soothing atmo‑ sphere and calm that urge to constantly keep up with emails. (Never fear, for you tech‑crazy folks, your online connection is just a short ten minute drive to Juniata). In the fall, the ridge offers a quiet haven to return to after enjoying a Nittany Lion football game. During the spring and summer months, the ridge is used as a writer’s retreat where all literary masters are welcome. The wrap‑around deck and screened‑in porch are perfect for productivity and relaxation alike. For more information, call 610‑664‑7097 or see the Ridge Retreat online at   Woodward Crossings  Offering three separate vacation homes of varying size accommodations, Woodward Crossings is nestled among 50 acres for you to explore. Within the grounds they have every activity you outdoor buffs could want including fishing, volleyball, horseshoes, bad‑ minton and basketball hoops. When it’s time for lunch, you can make use of the kitchens within the suites or have a sunny smorgasbord at the picnic area. Owners Marlin and Karen Fultz go above and beyond in ensuring you make the most of your visit by providing a notebook full of places to go, activities to do and restaurants to eat. All this on top of avail‑ able internet and long distance phone access makes Woodward Crossings a great way to escape and stay in‑tune with everything at the same time. To make reservations, call Marlin and Karen at 814‑349‑4484, and check out all their unique special offers online at

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The Happy Valley Bucket List What do you mean you graduated from Penn State and never saw the Mifflin Streak? How could you possibly attend every football game, but have never eaten a Grilled Sticky? What does it take to be a true Nittany Lion? Check out our list.

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Listen to Bill Filer at the Allen Street Grill Enjoy Happy Valley’s Best Italian Food at Alto Try one of the 17 beers on tap at the Ale House Eat a “Fat” sandwich at Are U Hungry After-work Happy Hour at the Autoport Grab a Burger at Baby’s Burgers and Shakes Have a Fishbowl at Bar Bleu Go to Pickle’s on Tuesday night for “Country Night” Sit on the patio with friends at Café 210 Dollar slices at Canyon/College Pizza Famous hot wings at Bonfatto’s Get a Scooner and watch the game at Champs Grab a cup of coffee at the Cheese Shoppe Pick up Clem’s BBQ for your next tailgate Sunday morning breakfast buffet at the Corner Room Wings and beer at the Dark Horse Tavern Bring a date to The Deli Late-Night Grilled Stickies at the Diner **Happy Valley’s favorite breakfast, lunch, dinner, snack, and late-night meal. There’s never a bad time for The Diner’s famous Grilled Stickies. Pick them up at the restaurant, your grocery store, or order them online. You’re always within reach of this Penn State favorite. Wood-fired pizza at Faccia Luna Eat a “Joe Paterno” at the Fraser Street Deli Sample the new microbrews at the Gamble Mill Eat a Famous “Wedge” at the G-Man Commit a Sin at Inferno Enjoy authentic Austrian cuisine at Herwig’s Eat at the place with the cow on the roof – Kelly’s Buy Mario & Luigi’s Vodka Sauce Try a Big Azz Margarita at Mad Mex Dinner and a view at the Mount Nittany Inn Have a beer in the Tap Room at Olde New York Refill your 22oz. bottle at Otto’s See a comedy show at PJ Harrigan’s See Graham Spanier perform with the Phyrst Family Band Save your sandwich wrapper from the PSU Sub Shop Reunite with friends at the Skellar Watch a Pittsburgh Penguins/Pirates/Steelers game at Rotelli World-famous Monkey Boys at the Saloon Go to Spat’s Café for next year’s Mardi Gras Try an Original Sin at The Adam’s Apple

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Graduation, or special occasion, dinner at The Tavern Sign karaoke at the Arena Wait in line for breakfast at the Waffle Shop ** When you’re driving past The Waffle Shop on College Ave. on a Sunday morning, do you ask yourself, “Is it worth that long of a wait?” The answer, quite simply, is “Yes.”  Enjoy some coffee at Webster’s Café Dine at a real train station at the Whistle Stop Jazz Night at Zola New World Bistro Watch the game outside at the 797 Lounge Dance the night away at Indigo Dinner at the luxurious Carnegie House Grab a drink at Legends in the Nittany Lion Inn

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Snap pictures at the Lion Shrine Jump off the high dive of the pool Play a round on the Blue Course Tour Old Main Walk through the Arboretum gardens Tailgate! Learn the words to the Alma Mater Attend a White Out football game Eat a cone of Peachy Paterno ** What do Martha Stewart, Bill Clinton, and Mr. Rogers have in common? They’ve all been to Penn State’s world-famous creamery. The Berkey Creamery is the largest university-run creamery in the country and can produce 250 gallons of ice cream per hour. Visit the JoePa Statue Tour the PSU All-Sports Museum See a performance at the Eisenhower/Schwab Auditorium Relax on the Old Main Lawn Buy your Blue-White gear at the PSU Bookstore Meet your friends at the HUB Fish Tank Support PSU Men’s or Women’s Basketball Watch the best women’s volleyball team in the country Play basketball at Rec Hall or the IM Building Walk through the Pattee/Paterno Library Buy a paw print necklace/bracelet/earrings from Aurum Jewelers

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Family fun at Northland Bowl Ski/Snowboard/Tube at Tussey Mountain Watch a State College Spikes Game Concert by the Nittany Valley Symphony Explore Lincoln Caverns See a major concert at the Bryce Jordan Center Catch an intimate performance at the State Theatre Rent a cabin at Black Moshannon State Park Visit the PA Military Museum Tour the Seven Mountains Wine Cellar Boating or fishing at Raystown Lake Go swimming at Whipple Dam Visit the re-opened Poe Valley State Park Hike Mount Nittany ** After finishing four (or more) years of studying, tests, and nightlife at Penn State, each year hundreds of seniors hike Mount Nittany as their final task as a Nittany Lion. The four-mile trek is completed in about three hours and contains an incredible view of Happy Valley.    Visit the Palmer Art Museum Tour the Centre Furnace Mansion Go on the Wildlife Tour at Penn’s Cave Pick your own strawberries at Way Fruit Farm

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Must-see Events ❑ Fireworks at 4thFest ❑ ArtsFest ❑ Witness the Mifflin Streak ** Penn State’s streaking lure dates back to March of 1977 when freshman John Zang shed his clothes for a naked run down Mifflin Road. Now hundreds, sometimes thousands of students line the streets of Pollock Halls during the Sunday before spring finals week to witness this Penn State tradition.  It truly is one you have to see to believe. ❑ Guard the Lion Shrine before Homecoming ❑ Outdoor concerts at First Thursday in Downtown State College ❑ Downtown State College Fall Festival ❑ Eat tons of chili at the Chili Cook Off ❑ Downtown Christmas Tree Lighting ❑ Ride a trolley to visit Santa Claus during Polar Express ❑ Blue-White Weekend ❑ Graduation Weekend ❑ The Happy Valley Triathalon ❑ Visit THON ❑ Return for Homecoming ❑ Memorial Day in Boalsburg – The birthplace of Memorial day ❑ Enjoy live music at Summer’s Best Music Fest ❑ Take dad to the Bellefonte Cruise to check out cars

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Puff a cigar at Your Cigar Den Relive your childhood at Comic Swap Bike the Allegrippis Trails Get a massage at Euphoria Salon and Spa Visit the Downtown State College Farmer’s Markets Get a thrill at Raystown Zip Lines Have a blast at DelGrosso’s Amusement Park Watch a Movie on the Mountain at Tussey Taste the Tussey Mountain WingFest Spend a weekend at a Bed & Breakfast Take a bus trip with Fullington Tours Take your child shopping at Growing Tree Toys Go ice skating at the Ice Pavilion Relive history at the Penn State All-Sports Museum Go fly fishing on Spring Creek Take the kids to the Bellefonte Children’s Fair

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Shovel JoePa’s Driveway Take a random exam during Finals Week Go back to East Halls for Sunday Brunch Attend 1 game for all 27 Penn State varsity sports teams Start a “We Are” chant aimed at incoming freshman Try 1 drink at every bar Downtown (NOT in 1 night, silly) ** There are about two dozen bars along College and Beaver Avenue. Are you up for the challenge? Start on the west side with a beer at the 797 Lounge and make your way down to The Mezzanine by the end of the semester (or last home football game). Take part in the East vs. Pollock snowball fight Feed a Squirrel Spend a night at Paternoville before a big game Sit in the “S Zone” at a football game Go to the Blue White game, but never enter the stadium Argue with the Willard Preacher


Head for the Hills Beaches don’t quite sound as attractive as they used to all of a sudden. Avoid the heat, cost, and hassle of a major vacation and head to the hills of Happy Valley! Settle in at a campground and enjoy a terrific family weekend.

Raystown Lake Region

The Raystown Lake Region located in neighboring Huntingdon County features over 1,600 sites -- from primitive to resort; lake front to riverside to nestled in the mountainside -- so there is sure to be one that matches your family’s wants and needs. Some offer family activities, others offer seclusion.

Bald Eagle State Park 149 Main Park Rd. Howard, PA 16841 814‑625-2775

Bald Eagle State Park features numerous campgrounds, including the modern Russell P. Letterman Campground with hot showers, volleyball courts and electric hookups; a primitive camping area

Buttonwood Campgrounds River Road, PO Box 223 Mexico, PA 17056 (717) 436-8334

One of the region’s newest campgrounds, Buttonwood features 260 campsites with 50-amp electric service, full hookups, and a full range of amenities. Check out the 18-hole miniature golf course, laser tag, and volleyball/basketball courts for the kids.

Fort Bellefonte Campground

2023 Jacksonville Rd., Rt. 26 Bellefonte, PA 16823 814‑355-9820 800‑487-9067 Easy on/off I-80 and I-99. All sites are terraced, giving everyone a panoramic view of the valley. Thirty-seven large and level sites can accommodate pull-thrus.

Grange Park (RV’s ONLY) P.O. Box 271 Centre Hall, PA 16828 814‑364-9212

RV electric hook-ups. Sewer available. Large facility perfect for concerts, large group events and more. Stable and horse ring on the grounds. Fifteen minutes from State College. Home of the Centre County Grange Encampment and Fair. (Campsites NOT available during the Grange Fair.)

Ingleby Lodge Black Moshannon State Park

Black Moshannon State Park R.R. #1, Box 183 Philipsburg, PA 16866 814‑342-5960

The 80 campsites each have a picnic table and a fire ring, and most can accommodate either a tent or a trailer. The area features wash houses with flush toilets, showers, and laundry tubs. Most sites have electrical hookups.


275 Ingleby Road Woodward, PA 16882 814‑360-5145 Ingleby Lodge: “A Fly Fisherman’s Lodge…..A Penn State Fan’s Dream.” Ingleby Lodge is nestled in the Central PA Appalachian Mountain Range only 25 minutes from Penn State University. The lodge is convenient yet private for all of your vacation needs. Ingleby is famous for its world class fly fishing access to Penn’s Creek and the historical Coburn Railroad Tunnel Highway. Accommodates 9 quests comfortably.

Kearns Campground Rt. 322, R.D. #1, Box 306 Spring Mills , PA 16875 814‑364-1339

Knoebels Campground

and Raystown Lake for fishing, canoeing and kayaking. Makes a perfect retreat for writers or a unique business meeting. The first floor is wheelchair accessible.

Enjoy catch and release fishing at beautiful Lake Glory campground or simply relax while nestled in a hardwood, pine and hemlock forest. 160 scenic acres, over 500 sites, 35 cabins, campground pool, playgrounds, video arcade.

Seven Mountains Campground

P.O. Box 317 Elysburg, PA 17824 800‑ITS-4FUN

KOA Kampground

2481 Jacksonville Rd. Bellefonte, PA 16823 814‑355-7912 Reservations only: 800‑KOA-8127 Terrific fly and lake fishing. Near an Amish market held on Wednesdays. Activities include hayrides and movies nightly, Amish goods and ice cream socials Saturdays, and free pancakes on Sunday. Heated pool and stocked fishing pond nearby.

101 Seven Mountains Campground Rd. Spring Mills, PA 16875 814‑364-1910 20/30 Amp electric, water, picnic table, fire ring and cable hookup at RV sites. Sewer & 50 amp hook-ups available. Primitive tent sites with picnic table and fire ring. Cabin and camper rentals. Modem friendly.

Snow Shoe Campground Off I-80, Exit 22 Snow Shoe, PA 16874 814‑387-6299

Woodward Cave & Campground Mountain Acres Lodge 345 Mountain Acres Rd. Spring Mills, PA 16875 814‑364-1508

The secluded lodge is only 15 minutes from Beaver Stadium and equally convenient to the many other area attractions. The lodge boasts a great room open three stories to a widows walk, a commercially appointed kitchen, two full baths, and a grand fireplace and seating surround that is one of the largest in PA. Ten private bedrooms are located off the 2nd and 3rd floor balconies.

Off Rt. 45, P.O. Box 175 Woodward, PA 16882 814‑349-9800

Woodward Crossings 178 Jackson Hill Rd. Aaronsburg, PA 16820 814‑349-4484

Experience the ambiance of Woodward Crossings three private vacation suites with fully-equipped kitchens. Choose one of their convenient packages (from romance, to fishing and relaxation) for a stay in the heart of Amish Country.

Poe Valley State Park c/o Reeds Gap Milroy, PA 17063-9735 814‑349-2460

There are 45 campsites, which accommodate tents, trailers and motor homes. Most campsites are shaded and are within walking distance to all other park facilities, such as Poe Lake and Bald Eagle State Forest.

Ridge Retreat

Raystown Lake Region Snyder Run, PA 610‑664-7097 2,800 sq. ft. timber-framed vacation home is near hiking trails

Visit the newly reopened Poe Valley State Park


Extend Your Football Weekend at Raystown Lake

Why the rush? Swing by Pennsylvania’s “Coolest Small Town� on your way home from Beaver Stadium. Who is Raystown Ray?

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Does Pennsylvania have its own Loch Ness Monster? Remember the name Raystown Ray next time you jump in the lake. For decades there have been sightings of a creature in Huntingdon County’s Raystown Lake. Old photos show large, shadowy figures just below the surface, boaters describing sudden water turbulence and strange appearances of a large water creature. What could it be? What’s lurking beneath the water? It’s been enough to garner national attention. In April, the SyFy Network sent a film crew to Raystown Lake in search of this mysterious creature. While they weren’t able to locate Ray, they will release their findings on SyFy later this summer. Those who claim to have seen Ray describe it as a long, skinny underwater animal, similar to a manatee. Check out for photos of what may, or may not, be lurking in the lake.

An aerial view of Raystown Lake in the fall. The Raystown Lake Recreation Area welcomes nearly two million visitors per year to the area for world-class fishing, hiking, hunting, mountain biking, and boating. Two million people can’t be wrong, can they? Generations of families have been spending their weekends at Raystown Lake. Check out what you’ve been missing‌ Are you a thrill seeker (Allegrippis Trails)‌Or are you a relaxer (house boat)? Are you an early-bird (5 a.m. fly-fishing)‌Or are you a night owl (Mimi’s Martini Bar)? Whatever your taste, Huntingdon has something for your appetite. The diverse range of activities in the area will satisfy all ages and interests. With Labor Day Weekend and Penn State football season on the horizon, start thinking about ways to enhance your Autumn weekends. Don’t settle for the ordinary. Who needs a five-star hotel when you have the lodges, cabins, and campgrounds of Huntingdon? Don’t worry about where you’re going to park your car. Worry about where you’re going to dock your boat. Lakefront properties

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are easily-accessible, equipped with modern amenities, and most importantly, affordable. Visit for a complete list of cabins, campgrounds, and inns. Let’s be honest, it’s tough to get really excited for Youngstown State and Kent State at the beginning of the football season. So take this opportunity to turn a ho-hum football weekend into a terrific mini-vacation! The weather is still comfortable, the lake is still warm, and the summer crowds have died down. Retreat to Raystown after the game and enjoy a memorable weekend. Burgers…hot dogs…sausage…striper? Turn your tailgate into something special with a pregame fishing trip! Fishing guides Raystown Lake offers 8,300 acres of beautiful scenery. have been helping amateur fisherman navigate the 8,300-acre, 30-mile long The Huntingdon County Visitors Bureau is hosting Barbeque at lake for years. Check out the Lunker the Beach, September 17-19 (Kent State weekend). This Kansas Guide Service (, or the Clapper’s Guide Service City Barbeque Society-sanctioned competition will take place on ( for more information. Impress your friends with the “catch of the day” when you stroll up to your tailgate.

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uniata River Visitors Guide Size: 2.625(W) x 1.875(h) Colors:cmyk (Oct. 13, 2009) by Apryl Sparr Graphic Design. Contact: Apryl Sparr (814) 669-1369 the shores of the Seven Points beach. It will feature some of the best amateur and professional grillers in the country. They will share their barbeque secrets, in addition to sharing a little food. Governor Ed Rendell has proclaimed Barbeque at the Beach, a Pennsylvania state championship event. Think you’ve got what it takes to compete with the best? Bring your own grill and compete in the “Anyone Can Compete Grilling Competition.” Mark your calendar for this awesome, and tasty, event! Celebrate Oktoberfest in Cassville after the Temple game The Alleghenies are home to some of the best mountain biking trails in the country (September 25). This is Cassville’s The Allegrippis Trails. 34th year celebrating Oktoberfest, and they know what they’re doing ( After the game, head down to the festival and enjoy a pig roast, homemade cider, pies, and funnel cake. Take a sightseeing trip over the Alleghenies on a helicopter tour. Board the Proud Mary Showboat for a fall foliage cruise around the lake. Before you head home on Sunday, check out the Antique, Custom, Adventure, Science, Fun - Naturally! Classic Car & Motorcycle Show. Beaver Stadium will be a house of horrors for the One hour Michigan Wolverines on October 30. Before the game (8:00 p.m. interpretive tours kickoff ), celebrate Halloween weekend at HAUNTingdon. Check of two spectacular out the Ghosts and Goblins Haunted Cave at Lincoln Caverns crystal caverns! ( How many places are scarier than a cave on Halloween? Watch as Huntingdon transforms from the “Coolest CALL: 814-643-0268 Small Town” in Pennsylvania, into the “Ghoulest Small Town” in Pennsylvania. Remember when I said lakefront properties were U.S. Route 22 - 3 miles West of Huntingdon, PA affordable? Campsites at Raystown Resort ( are half-off during the Fall Foliage Weeks (October 16-30). Book your spot today! FAST RELIEF FROM Huntingdon and the Raystown Region are CHRONIC BOREDOM! You -streaking down a gleaming located about 40 miles southwest of State steel cable; everything’s a blur, the College – a simple drive on route 26. It’s the the wind is screaming in your ears... then you realize that you’re perfect stopping ground for people traveling the one doing all the screaming! north to Beaver Stadium on I-99 or east Never spend another crappy, boring on I-76. Avoid the traffic and congestion weekend. We’ve got all the fun you need; Giant Swings, paint ball, climbof State College and enjoy the serenity of AT RAYSTOWN ZIPLINES ing wall and more coming soon for Pennsylvania’s hidden gems. even more pulse jacking thrills. Cold SPLASH INTO THE NEW ZIP DIP, opening Visit July 10th. Don’t sweat the heat- drinks and snacks will be available. Open weekdays noon-4pm, Weekends noon-8pm have a crazy cool time all this summer! events and get in touch with the Huntingdon Buy tickets online-or call (814) 643-5010 Just a few short County Visitors Bureau to help plan your miles from all the fun & excitement COUPON VALID FOR RAYcation or day trip. The Raystown Lake of Lake Raystown, near Lake Raystown Resort in Huntingdon Region Visitors Center is open seven days County PA. Turn left from rte 3031 onto per week now through October 31, 2010. Highland Road or Aspen Road. Contact us at and 888Ask about fund ANY TICKET PRICE raising for non RAYSTOWN (888-729-7869). profit organizations. Valid Weekdays Only Through 2010. Not to


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Sweet Tunes and Summer Drinks By Natalie Husick Visiting State College this summer? Love live music? You’re in for a treat. Good food, cold beer, and great live music is everywhere around State College…you just have to know where to look for it. Downtown State College hosts “First Thursday” - live music outside all over town - on the first Thursday of every month (except July). Here is the summer schedule: August 5- The CAST of Beatlemania September 2- The Rustlanders The best place to look for great live music is the local bars. Downtown State College offers a large variety of tunes, to satisfy almost all genres. Thanks to Happy Valley’s multitude of bars, there is live music somewhere in town every night. Head out to Zeno’s, The Saloon, Café 210, Bar Bleu, the Lion’s Den, or the Phryst. They all have bands scheduled for almost every night of the week. Here are a few you can depend on:

Wednesday – Zeno’s

The Andy Tolin’s Bluegrass Revue leads “bluegrass night” at Zeno’s on Wednesdays. Sometimes inviting other bluegrass guests and sometimes as the solo act, The Andy Tolin’s Bluegrass Revue keeps Zeno’s toe-tappin’ and dancing.

Thursday – Café 210

JR and Natalie Band will be featured at the Café almost every Thursday this summer. Self-described on their Facebook as the “Classic rock, country, R&B, a little bit of everything..” genre, the JR and Natalie Band are rockin’ the Cafe.

Thursday – Bar Bleu

Lowjack rocks in Bar Bleu on Thursday nights. Lowjack is selfproclaimed as “State College’s Rockin’ Rowdy Boys.” They have been rockin’ around since August 2006 and are sure to be a great time. Be sure to take advantage of the chance for a great rock show in State College.


Friday – Zeno’s

AAA Blues Band brings tunes to Zeno’s every Friday. According to Zeno’s, the AAA Blues Band “bring swamp blues, delta blues, Chicago blues, a bit of rhythm & blues and a whole lotta MOJO to the bar.”

Sunday – Zeno’s

Kris Kehr visits Zeno’s most Sundays with his string acoustic guitars, mandolin, harmonica and vocals. Kris Kehr has been a traveling musician for 20 years. He fills Zeno’s with bluegrassAmericana music you shouldn’t miss.

All week – The Phryst

The Phryst is really the only bar in town with a set music schedule for almost every day of the week. Most bars do have music every night but it varies. The Phryst schedule is set with these bands. Monday- Open Mic Tues- Table Ten Wednesday -Velveeta Thursday - Maxwell Strait Friday - Ted and the High Fi Saturday- The Phryst Family Sunday- Lowjack ...and don’t miss when Go Go Gadjet hits the Phyrst. They are becoming one of the most-popular bar bands in PA-NY-NJ. If you get the chance to see them, take advantage! Head out for some live music, dancing, and laughs all over State College this summer. These are just some of the common acts around town. For the smaller size of the Happy Valley, the music scene is very impressive and exciting. Be sure to check it out!

Where Where to to Eat Eat Buy Fresh Buy Local™ The Centre County Chapter of Buy Fresh Buy Local™, a project of the Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture (PASA), can help you reap the fresh rewards of Happy Valley’s thriving agricultural community. Dine at local partners like Otto’s, Harrison’s and Herwig’s, or see the schedule for farmers markets so you can purchase your own goods. Visit Alto Italian Restaurant and Bar Alto’s menu changes frequently, which means its meals are always made fresh from the best ingredients available. This is not the Olive Garden folks, it’s real, authentic Northern Italian cuisine, served in an upscale yet comfortable atmosphere. Visit the quaint village of Lemont and enjoy easy parking and the charming atmo‑ sphere surrounding the restaurant, originally built in 1892. The dining room arrangement gives each table a private feel, all the better for thorough enjoyment of your meal. Treat the kids for Family‑style Thursdays and enjoy select menu options served in family‑sized portions. Call ahead 814‑238‑5534 or visit

Bar Bleu Formerly known as Beulah’s, the Garner Street establishment shares space (and its name) with the upscale, jazzy Bar Bleu downstairs. You can enjoy a drink upstairs in the U‑shaped bar and save with daily happy hour specials. With 22(!) HDMI flat screens you won’t miss the game! Order their authentic Kansas City‑style barbecue (smoked onsite) seven days a week starting at 5:00 pm We recommend a plate of wings with either pork or ribs, complete with fresh cut fries, cole slaw and corn bread. See more at dantesinc. com/barbleu.htm. Bonfatto’s Restaurant and Lounge After winning the 2009 Blue‑White Wing‑off, Bonfatto’s launched a bottled line of its famous wing sauces. This place is on a roll, so if you haven’t hit Bonfatto’s, there’s never been a better time. Around since 1919, the restaurant and its trademark Bonanza Sub are iconic pieces of Bellefonte history. But nowadays, Bonfatto’s fills its restaurant and lounge for lunch, dinner,

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Where to Eat football games, and more. The dining room is great for families, couples or groups of friends (and your holiday party!) and the lounge offers a big‑screen TV for those who need a sports fix with their meal. The menu is big, but not too big, and has something to please health‑conscious diners, pizza and hoagie lovers, and, of course, wing men (and women). Hop the bypass to the Bellefonte/ Zion exit and hang right for a good meal in a comfortable atmosphere. Check out Bonfatto’s online at Carnegie House Enjoy contemporary European cuisine in an intimate and elegant setting at Carnegie House in Toftrees. Serving breakfast, lunch, and a beautiful view of the golf course, flowers and forest, Carnegie House offers the finest al fresco dining experience when weather permits. Can’t decide? Choose an appetizer, soup or salad and entrée from their prix fixe menu, or check out attractive lodging packages that include dinner and breakfast. For more information visit Carnegie House online at Damon’s Just moments from Beaver Stadium you will find Damon’s, a favorite for sports fans, families and anyone looking for a drink or big plate of food. With 3 separate dining environments there is always a spot to catch your team on TV or get a big group together. (Call their banquet line direct at 814‑237‑9151 about renting a room or to even have them cater your event!) Boasting more than a dozen beers on draft, Damon’s also features weeknight specials to fit your budget, and a roving magician on Wednesdays. Check out more at, where you can connect directly to more about the State College location. Deli Restaurant A State College tradition, the Deli serves up award‑wining food and also features the area’s largest menu. Choose from their eclec‑ tic selection ranging from homemade soups, burgers, sandwiches, and a full dinner menu featuring fresh seafood and other entrees. Their cuisine fits an Americana theme, but 28

includes some ethnic options, too. For the health‑conscious, the Deli’s heart‑healthy menu was the first of its kind in the area. It’s a great place to start a night out and is popu‑ lar with Penn State students and their parents. Downtown professionals have made it favorite lunch location. Deli desserts are famous, or infamous if you’re counting calories, but don’t leave without trying one. You’ll regret it forever, or at least until next time. The Deli is online at Dining Room at the Inn The historic Nittany Lion Inn (built in 1931) features its elegant and relaxed Dining Room, serving American cuisine with a local flair. Try their famous crab cakes with a selection of wine from their Wine Spectator’s award winning list. Can’t choose what to drink? Ask your server for a wine flight ‑ a sampling of four reds or whites from around the world. You can also let them know if you are on your way to an event and enjoy their three‑course “pre‑theatre” menu. Stop by on Friday for their Seafood Spectacular Buffet or at the end of the weekend for their epic Sunday Brunch! See menus and more at Down Under Steakhouse This casual restaurant is the place for unique dining featuring hearty appetizers and delicious entrees, including steaks, chops, chicken, pasta and seafood on the grill, as well as fresh sandwiches and salads served in a comfortable, smoke‑free family atmosphere. Our popular lounge offers specialty cocktails, beers and wines. 814‑234‑8000 Duffy’s Tavern Just minutes from State College in historic Boalsburg, dining at Duffy’s gives you a taste of the past. The intimate dining room evokes a feel for Colonial times and offers a full fine dining menu. The tavern is an authentic 19th century pub where it’s easy to envision a rowdy crowd gathered around the bar, offer‑ ing a smaller selection of bar foods. If you are planning a reception, party, or corporate event, Duffy’s is equipped with banquet and meeting rooms. Check out their website at where online‑only specials are promoted. Eat ’n Park Located on North Atherton Street in State College’s shopping mecca, Eat ’n Park is a family favorite and late‑night destination for hungry students fueling up for study sessions (or bar‑hopping). Breakfast is served all day, and the lunch and dinner options include old standbys like burgers and hot turkey with fries and gravy, as well as a wide selection of fresh salads (the ranch dressing is a favorite) and seasonal entrees. The growing line of trendy coffee beverages (made with soy if you please), is a great compliment to Eat ’n Park’s seasonal pies and other desserts. Grab a sig‑ nature Smiley cookie from the bakery counter, to go. For specials and coupons, go online to BONUS, if you Friend Smiley on Facebook, he’ll send you worthwhile coupons and information on specials. Fraser Street Deli You know you’re famous when you make the menu at Fraser Street Deli. This long‑time downtown sandwich hotspot has been feeding Penn State students, alumni, and fans since the 1970s. Formerly the Celebrity Deli, the menu once featured Hollywood stars, but in 2005 changed its name to Fraser Street Deli and now colors its menu with local celebrity‑named sandwiches. Breakfast food and soups are also available, and sand‑ wiches filled with the finest quality meats and cheeses are the deli’s real draw. Pick your favorite local celebrity and enjoy his or her sandwich, or build your own. Scan the menu for your name at and read more on page 34. Gamble Mill Sophisticated dining with unmatchable charm in the heart of Bellefonte. Right on the banks of Spring Creek, the Gamble Mill is a favorite ’out of the way’ location for Penn State alumni visiting Happy Valley. Contemporary American cuisine is served fine dining‑style in the 230‑year old former mill, restored with antique timbers and aged brick. The owners of Zola downtown and Alto in Lemont recently

Where to Eat bought the Mill, who kept the atmosphere and infused the menu with new flavors. To experience the casual side of the Gamble Mill, grab a drink and enjoy your meal in the down‑ stairs bar, which is indescribably cool in its age and history. Rooms are available for private dinners and receptions. For terrific photos, hours and menu, visit Gardens The Penn Stater’s restaurant, Gardens, offers sophisticated dining in a comfortable, open‑air dining area. Buffets are aplenty with their America’s Bounty Buffets on Fridays and Satur‑ days and a sumptuous Sunday Brunch as well. Seven days a week the Penn Stater features classic American cuisine with a Pennsylvanian spin. Check out for menus and information about holding a special event at the hotel! Gingerbread Man Under new management, the Gingerbread Man (affectionately known as the G‑Man) has been a downtown destination since 1984. Whether you are looking for a dinner with the family or a couple drinks with friends, the G‑Man’s tiered dining room is incredibly spacious and easily accommodates any size party. Stop by weekdays for a low‑price lunch, like two slices of pizza and a soda for only $2.50! They also have dollar off promos that run Monday‑Friday all the way till 11:00 pm Hungry after a long day (and night)? Check out their Late‑Night Menu offered from 11:00 pm to 1:00 am each

The Whistle Stop Restaurant day, with everything from wings to nachos to chicken fingers to cheese fries. You can even get G‑Man’s food delivered seven days till 11! Visit to check out their huge menu and more. Harrison’s Wine Grill and Catering Tucked into the Hilton Garden Inn, Harrison’s Wine Grill and Catering is about a mile from downtown, and just a hop skip from Beaver Stadium. Pair a glass from their award‑winning wine list with an entrée, soup or some appetizers for a unique pre‑ or post‑game treat. Independently‑owned and operated, Harrison’s serves fresh, contempo‑ rary American food with a twist, using a host

of fresh, local ingredients. There’s no better place to find a variety of tasty soups on a cool day. Renowned for its catering, Harrison’s can bring it’s innovative menu to you for your next reception or alumni reunion. Updated informa‑ tion on Harrison’s seasonal menu and catering services is available at Herwig’s Voted #1 ethnic restaurant three years in a row by State College Magazine, Herwig’s Austrian Bistro is a must‑visit during a Happy Valley trip. Located next to the State Theatre downtown, the restaurant is easily recognized by its open‑air seating and menuboard of colored chalk writings highlighting the day’s

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Where to Eat specials. While “Buy Fresh, Buy Local” may evoke images of greens and other produce, Brandy and the staff proves it with their Schnitzel and other items, made new each and every day with local meats. Come by for their expanded lunch menu! Call 814‑238‑0200 for the day’s offerings or learn more about Austrian cuisine at their website, And just remember, “Herwig’s, where bacon is an herb.™” Hi‑Way Pizza With history dating back to the 1960s, Hi‑Way Pizza is a still a go‑to spot for pizza and drinks with friends, or a casual family night out. Dough is made fresh daily and there’s an array of pizza styles and toppings to choose from. The menu also offers salads, pasta and more. Enjoy a homemade dessert to top things off. Check out their full menu and hours on their website, India Pavilion Looking for a new lunchtime destination? Check out the family‑owned India Pavilion, downtown on Calder Way near Pugh Street and Beaver Avenue. Their all‑you‑can‑eat lunch buffet is available Tuesday through Sunday from 11:30 am to 2:30 pm There are six main courses, salads and appetizers each day, with additional South Indian dishes on the weekends. Eat in for only $7.95 or takeout for $3.50/pound! If you are new to Indian cuisine, check out their festive and

artistic website at for a crash course, complete with a glossary! Inferno Brick Oven and Bar One of the most popular destinations on, Inferno has an inviting outdoor lounge and classy interior. Their modern menu features carefully‑crafted items and combines tastes you may not be used to; but these unique offerings are all priced at $10 or less. Get started with a pear gorgonzola salad (topped with a luxurious truffle oil vinaigrette) or try a five(!) cheese pizza (that’s romano, fontina, asiago, ricotta & mozzarella) and add toppings if you wish. For a full description of their salads, pizzas, Panini and more, head over to KAARMA Indian Cuisine Redefined Enjoy “redefined” Indian cuisine at KAARMA Indian Cuisine Redefined, located in the middle of downtown on Beaver Avenue. They offer a daily lunch buffet at only $7.25, and students can save Monday‑Thursday with their $9.95 dinner special. Here’s a sample menu: Paneer Pakoda (homemade cottage cheese fritters), Butter Chicken (an all‑time favorite!) and a basket of assorted breads (the offer six different kinds!). Consider them for your next catering function as well. Check out KAARMA’s complete menu at! Kelly’s Steak and Seafood Kelly’s is well worth the short drive from downtown State College to Boalsburg. The restaurant has quickly become the premier

dining experience for steak and seafood lov‑ ers. Kelly’s chefs were trained at America’s top culinary schools, and you’ll know it when you take your first bite. The menu is creative, but not overly exotic, and it’s evident that Kelly’s is striving to give patrons the best value for their money. Portions are generous and the taste is worth every penny. Shipments of carefully selected fresh beef, seafood and poultry arrive daily. One meal and Kelly’s will become your Happy Valley dining tradition. Still not convinced? Check out their long list of awards, plus hours and menus, at kellys‑ Kimchi Restaurant Located on North Atherton Street, Kimchi offers traditional and contemporary Korean cuisine that includes BBQ, rice dishes, sea‑ food, noodles and vegetarian dishes. All meals are served with an incredible SIX side dishes and hot tea. Talk about a deal. Weekly lunch specials are $6.99. If you’re wondering, the answer is yes, Kimchi is named in honor of the staple Korean dish of fermented cabbage marinated in hot peppers. If you’ve never tried it, do not balk at the description. It is GOOD. Really good, in fact, and it comes with every meal. Come on, expand your culinary horizons. View the menu and prices at Mario and Luigi’s Mario and Luigi’s has the distinction of being the first restaurant in State College to serve wood fired pizza. They still serve it today,


Where to Eat plus a lot more. Also known for its wood‑fired rotisserie chicken, Mario and Luigi’s serves authentic Italian pasta, seafood dishes, and salads, plus seasonal and regional specialties throughout the year. The vodka sauce is to‑die for, and every menu item blows those Italian chain restaurants out of the kitchen. Why wait in line for mass‑produced spaghetti when you can enjoy the real deal at Mario and Luigi’s? Get real, folks, dine local at Mario and Luigi’s. More information at

wine and the view from the Looking Glass Lounge or the deck. Sunday brunch is served from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm It’s a must‑see weekend destination. More information is available at

Mimi’s Restaurant This best kept secret is out after 8 years of serving fabulous food and fun on Penn Street in Huntingdon. With an urban‑feel, fine dining room and casual martini bar, you’ll love it after the game, boating, or a girl’s night out! Come Thursdays for a Taste of New Orleans. Live music frequently. 814.643.7200, reservations accepted.

Olde New York Mixing old world flavors with American tastes, and serving up everything from steaks and unique sandwiches to traditional favorites like stuffed cabbage, Olde New York is a shining star on the east side of town. Near the mall, yet not far from “the back way” to Beaver Stadium (through Houserville), the bar and restaurant’s dark wood tables and booths are as inviting as the big selection of high‑end beer. BONUS, Olde New York has a bottle shoppe next door to the restaurant, so you can take some good beer home with your doggie bag. In short, the food is good and the place is cool. Check it out in person and preview it online at

Mount Nittany Inn The Mount Nittany Inn reopened in the fall of 2008, once again offering the best view of any dining experience in Happy Valley. After a devastating recent history, marked by two fires, the Inn has been remodeled and restored with an open, airy atmosphere, and more opportunities to drink in the view while you enjoy a delicious meal! The menu offers steak, seafood, chicken and pasta, as well as a notable list of specialty entrees featuring veal, lamb, and venison. Enjoy a glass of

Otto’s Pub The only brewery in State College, it’s THE place for fresh food and fresh beer. Otto’s American cuisine is made with local ingredi‑ ents, and the beer is brewed onsite. Otto’s beer makes an appearance in a number of menu items, and if you know what’s good for you, you’ll try them all. Get hooked with the beer and cheese fondue appetizer and before you know it, you’ll be a member of the Pub Club (enjoy 10% off merchandise, 10% off food Mondays and Tuesdays, and $3 22 oz.


beers, and special dinners). Don’t worry about how you’ll get your Otto’s fix when you head home: the year‑round selection of beers and Otto’s seasonal offerings are also available for take‑out in bottles, kegs and growlers. Read their cool history at Philips Hotel & 1921 Restaurant Check out one of the latest spots in Happy Valley to enjoy an elegant meal ‑ the 1921 Res‑ taurant housed in the Philips Hotel. Their varied menu even includes nachos topped with blue cheese and filet mignon! Make reservations online at for their Lobster Night, held on the third Tuesday of each month. Pizza Mia Located in the heart of historic Bellefonte, Pizza Mia’s fiercely loyal customers have laid claim to the title “best pizza in Happy Valley.” The owners don’t take this lightly. Their crust is a masterpiece worthy of only the most perfectly seasoned sauce and the freshest cheese, vegetables and meats. These fine ingredients also make up the basis for the other menu items, like jalapenos and cheese wrapped and baked into bite‑sized crusts. Dine in or, if you’re staying at one of Bellefonte’s beautiful B&Bs, try carry out or delivery. Check out their entire menu at P.J. Harrigan’s The award‑winning Ramada Conference Center boasts an onsite restaurant that is a tad different from your standard hotel experience. P.J. Harrigan’s is packed with authentic memo‑ rabilia from the sports and entertainment worlds. Visit and take advantage of specials like Happy Hour weekdays from 5:00‑7:00 pm, free dessert on Wednesdays and 35 cent wings on Fridays. Or come for their Express Lunch is available every day from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm featuring two hot soups, hot entree, fresh bread and a variety of salads for just $6.99! Entertainment and occasional comedy shows are featured as well. See more at

Where to Eat T.G.I. Friday’s Located on North Atherton Street conveniently near the Comfort Suites and Sleep Inn, T.G.I. Friday’s is a great place to grab a quick bite before or after the game, or to enjoy a few beers in the evening. There’s a full bar and drink special, and also an extensive kids menu. Frequent visitors should check out their free “Give Me More Stripes” rewards program. Find more information on the website at Uncle Chen’s Chinese Restaurant Students come and go, but one thing remains the same: Uncle Chen’s makes Happy Valley’s best Chinese food. Uncle Chen’s has been a Penn State staple for years, serving “The Best General Tso’s in State College.” Visit the East Calder Way location for some terrific Chinese cuisine, and find out why the Uncle knows best.

Webster’s Café Everyone has a “spot” ‑ The place you go to where everyone knows you and has your order ready before you say a word. For many Penn Staters, Webster’s Café is that spot. The coffee and tea are always flowing at Web‑ ster’s on Aaron Drive and S. Allen Street. Whistle Stop Restaurant The Whistle Stop Restaurant is a unique dining experience, just minutes from State College off Route 45 in Centre Hall. Housed in an old train station, built in 1884, you can see the original ticket window, the flag station, a restored passenger car, and a caboose and, fittingly, the restaurant is decorated in old Victorian railroad décor. Daily specials include Chicken and Waffles on Wednesday, and Sunday afternoon has its own menu entirely featuring the most comforting of home‑style comfort foods (open‑faced meatloaf sandwich, anyone?). Visit

Zola New World Bistro Zola New World Bistro puts the class in downtown State College. The menu changes with the season, promising creative entrees made with the freshest, mostly organic ingre‑ dients. The ambiance is classy but not stuffy, especially Friday nights, perfect for date‑night, when Zola features jazz and oysters… talk about a mood setter. Hot tip, don’t skip dessert, no matter how full you are. The award‑winning wine list and innovative menu make Zola a real gem on the State College restaurant scene. Get a preview of the menu and information about catering at

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Summer and Ice Cream A Match Made in Happy Valley By Alan Finnecy

Creamery Fun Facts Vanilla is the most popular flavor, followed by Chocolate, Butter Pecan, Peachy Paterno, Bittersweet Mint, and Peanut Butter Swirl. The least popular flavor ever produced was Carrot Cake, which was discontinued. Penn State’s herd of 225 Holsteins provides about half of the 4.5 million pounds of milk that flows through the Creamery’s tanks each year. The rest comes from an independent producer. The Creamery does not advertise, relying instead on word-of-mouth. (Pun absolutely intended.) About 4,000 cones are sold during a typical football weekend, surpassed only by some commencement weekends and the Arts Festival. Penn State’s Berkey Creamery is the largest university creamery in the nation. The Creamery inspired the book Ice Cream U: The Story of the Nation’s Most Successful Collegiate Creamery by Lee Stout, a retired Penn State librarian and archivist. The book is sold at the Penn State Bookstore on campus, online at, and at the Creamery. The first 30 minutes of parking in the garage behind the Creamery is free.

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While the Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts springs forth in Happy Valley like Brigadoon for five magical days each July, the area’s “big three” thrill visitors year round. Beaver Stadium, with its Joe Paterno statue, and the Nittany Lion Shrine near Rec Hall provide ample photo opportunities. The third “required destination” offers a unique taste treat: Penn State Creamery ice cream. At $2.75 for a towering cone or dish, Creamery ice cream is an affordable luxury, perfect for cooling off on a hot day. And during the Arts Festival, the creamery helps Penn State alumni and visitors alike indulge their passion for their favorite flavors by selling ice cream from a tent near Willard Building, just off the Mall and right on the busy Festival route. Purists, however, will insist on venturing to the creamery’s permanent location on Curtin Road near the natatorium, and just a few blocks west of Beaver Stadium. There, they’ll find 25 to 30 flavors of the more than 150 in the creamery’s repertoire featured at any given time, with about 18 flavors available for cones. Want to take some back to Pittsburgh or Philadelphia? No problem. The Creamery staff will pack half gallons of ice cream in dry ice for the ride home. Creamery flavors range from the standards—vanilla and chocolate—to the exotic—Santa Fe Banana (banana flavored ice cream with sugar cookies and caramel swirl) and Peanut Butter Marshmallow. There are also the six Hall of Fame

Flavors: Cherry Quist, Keeney Beany Chocolate, Alumni Swirl, WPSU Coffee Break, Palmer Mousseum, and Peachy Paterno. But don’t ask the ice cream scoopers to mix flavors on one cone. Fearing it would slow the line that forms on busy occasions like graduation and football weekends, Creamery officials long ago decreed cones and dishes would be limited to one flavor, a tradition as unique as the Nittany Lion mascot. But rules are made to be broken and one person did receive two flavors on one cone. During a 1996 campus visit, then President Bill Clinton and University President Graham Spanier stopped by the Creamery for a snack. Spanier suggested the President try some Peachy Paterno but recalls that Clinton was also intrigued by Cherry Quist, and a scoop of that was added to his cone as well. Spanier takes the fall for the breach of Creamery etiquette. “It is not true,

as rumor has it, that President Clinton insisted on having two flavors,” Spanier explained. “The only reason he had two is that I suggested one, Peachy Paterno, and he was attracted to the second, Cherry Quist.” (Clinton also left with three half gallons— Vanilla, Peachy Paterno, and Raspberry Fudge Torte—packed in dry ice for the flight back to Washington, D.C. Considering its legendary status with Penn State alumni, local residents, and ice cream fans near and far, the Creamery’s origins were anything but grand. The first creamery opened in 1889 after the Pennsylvania legislature appropriated $7,000 for a modest building. Ice cream was not an offering; butter and cheese was. The Creamery moved to larger quarters in Patterson Building in 1904

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“Every time I get a cone of Peachy Paterno, I feel a little bit closer to Joe.” - James “Coffee Break - Coffee and Chocolate in ice cream... Could there be anything better?” - Mike “I used to get a cone of LionS’more EVERY day on my way to class. I’m surprised my face is not permanently blue!” - Kim “Nothing beats a milkshake made from the Creamery’s orange sherbert. It taste’s just like Pennsylvania milk punch!” - Jess “I always haul Coconut Chip in one of those cool silver bags and the dry ice down to Maryland when I visit my parents and sisters.” - Greg


and added bottled milk and ice cream to its product line. With the completion of Borland Lab in 1932, the Creamery took up residence in a second floor salesroom where it would remain for nearly 30 years. What many Penn Staters think of as “The Creamery”—the glass­-walled building flanked by patios in front of Borland—dispensed ice cream cones, milk, cheese, and other products for 46 years. The latest version, now known as the Berkey Creamery, is a block closer to Beaver Stadium, just down Curtin Road in the new Food Science Building that opened in 2006. The expanded retail space has led to expanded sales. Creamery manager Tom Palchak said sales have increased 25 percent since the new Creamery opened four years ago. Just how much ice cream does the Creamery sell in a year? The short answer is 2.5 million cones. How they arrive at that number is more complicated. The Creamery salesroom sells about 725,000 ice cream cones per year. That number includes actual cones, ice cream bowls, milkshakes (made with scoops of ice cream) and Dixie cups. The numbers are converted to “cones” as a universal measure. Add in the ice cream served in the dining halls, The Nittany Lion Inn, Bryce Jordan Center, HUBRobeson Center, other campus eateries, and at the Arts Festival each year and the number of “cones” reaches the 2.5 million mark. Legendary ice cream has a way of inspiring, well, legends. One of the most pervasive is that Creamery ice cream is not sold away

from campus because the fat content is too high to meet FDA standards. Palchak said that is by far the biggest urban legend about the Creamery. The FDA establishes standards-ofidentity for all food items in the U.S. For ice cream, there are minimum standards for milk fat and composition but no maximum standard for milk fat content. “So the truth is the exact opposite of the legend,” Palchak said. “We don’t sell the ice cream off campus because that would be competing with companies in the dairy industry.” One legend that is true is that Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield, founders of Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream, did learn to make ice cream from Penn State. They first took a correspondence course and, later, attended the University’s world famous ice cream short course, held each January. And though their ice cream has reached legendary status itself, Greenfield remains in awe of Penn State’s ice cream prowess. During his presentation at Penn State Altoona last year, he compared the different styles of his products to the Creamery’s. “Penn State Creamery ice cream is legendary and deservedly so,” he said. “Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream isn’t really classic ice cream. Creamery ice cream is.”

Longtime State College resident and freelance writer Alan Finnecy remembers paying 35 cents for Creamery ice cream cones during the mid 1970s. His favorite flavor is Butter Pecan.

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Dressing Happy Valley Since 1926 ByJames Bunting

Harper’s Fine Clothing and Men’s Store 114 West College Avenue State College, PA 16801 Phone: 814-238-4767

Hours: Mon-Sat. 9am-6pm | Thursday 9am-8pm | Sunday 12-4pm You’ve walked past it on football Saturdays. You’ve gazed in the window after breakfast at the Corner Room.  You’ve seen their signature cream-colored sweater, with the bold “S” on the chest.  But have you taken the time to explore Harper’s - Happy Valley’s third-generation leader in fine clothing and sportswear? Harper’s opened in 1926, in the same West College Avenue location it is in today.  The Downtown State College landscape has evolved over the last 84 years, but Harper’s commitment to service has remained the same.  With a team of experienced consultants and European tailors ready to serve you, Harper’s offers an array of services that extend beyond your traditional shopping mall men’s store.  What makes Harper’s unique?  Their clothes are altered, tai-

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is a great chance for your young fan to join the Nittany Lion for all the fun and excitement of Penn State Athletics! The Kids Club is an interactive, all-sports fan club designed exclusively for Penn State fans in the 8th grade or below. For just $25, members receive great benefits: • Official Kids Club lunch bag O • Official membership card, lanyard and certificate • Quarterly e-newsletters about Penn State Athletics • Special events and VIP access exclusively for members and their families • Access to online activities • Birthday e-card from the Nittany Lion • Free tickets to select athletic events throughout the year Visit for more information on how to sign up your favorite young fan.


Photo courtesy of Natalie Husick lored, and designed specifically for you. They specialize in custom clothing and hard-to-fit sizes.  Their shirts are made from the highest quality cotton, and their ties from the finest silk.  Alterations are done on-site.  Have you ever had a wardrobe designed specifically for YOU?  At Harper’s, you can.     Harper’s brings the feel of a big city boutique to its quaint State College location.  Store owner, Brian Cohen, frequently visits New York City fashion shows and purchases clothing from the Big Apple.  He’s traveled to men’s shows in Italy for ideas and inspiration.  Harper’s features lines from exclusive designers like Calvin Klein and Jack Victor.  Once you walk inside their doors, you’ll feel like you’ve transported from College Avenue to Fifth Avenue.  From students preparing for job interviews, to professionals looking to improve their wardrobe, Harper’s has a suit for every occasion.  The staff provides endless resources for young inexperienced buyers to utilize.  The consultants are knowledgeable and the tailors are experienced.  Harper’s doesn’t just sell you clothes, they provide a service.    Looking for something a little more casual?  Harper’s has an extensive selection of men’s sportswear.  Styles from Tommy Bahama and Bill’s Khakis will have dad looking his best on the golf course.  Dress him up in a classic polo or button down shirt from Vineyard Vines, and pair it with some twill shorts or pants.  Not only will he be looking stylish, he’ll be comfortable as well.   Harper’s has a growing line of Penn State apparel and accessories.  From button down shirts to quartz watches, Harper’s offers a great selection of Nittany Lion gifts for dad, husband or son.  Want a subtle way to show your PSU pride?  Pick up a pair of Penn State cufflinks to accent your favorite suit.  Harper’s signature Penn State item is their blue and white “S” sweater.  The sweater is handmade from lambswool in Scotland.  Once you put it on, you won’t want to take it off.  Shop Harper’s before your next reunion or cocktail party with former classmates.   Next time you’re walking down College Avenue on a football Saturday, or leaving the Corner Room after breakfast, or admiring the lambswool “S” sweater - stop in to Harper’s and learn why they’ve been dressing Happy Valley since 1926.


Big Red in the Big Ten ByJames Bunting The conference’s name is the Big Ten. The conference’s logo features the number 11 (look closely, you’ll see it.). Now, the conference has 12 teams. Huh? The Big Ten added college football power house Nebraska in June. The Huskers are expected to start competing in the Big Ten during the 2011-12 school year. With the addition of Big Red, the Big Ten is now able to create two divisions and play a league championship game at the end of the season.

How did this happen?

The simple answer is money. With its own network, and a substantial deal with ESPN/ABC, the Big Ten is able to offer its schools much better television deals than other leagues can offer. The Big Ten splits its revenue equally amongst the 11, now 12, schools. In the Big 12, Nebraska’s former conference, money was not distributed equally, with top schools like Texas and Oklahoma claiming the biggest chunk. Since debuting in August 2007, the Big Ten Network has become available on more than 300 distributors to 75 million households. It can be seen in 19 of the 20 largest media markets in the US, with only Los Angeles holding out. In 2009, in just its second year of existence, the network generated $204 million. Each school is expected to profit $6.5 million from the Big Ten Network this year. Nebraska doesn’t bring a large media market, like a Texas or New York school would have brought. But it does bring a dedicated one. There’s no NFL team in Nebraska. There’s not an NHL, NBA, or MLB


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team either. There is no competition for the love of the Cornhuskers. Nebraska’s cable companies have no choice but to offer the Big Ten Network to their subscribers. More subscriptions means more dollars for the conference.

What does this mean?

The SEC has been the most dominant league in the country over the last decade. An SEC school has won the last four BCS National Championships. But is the tide turning? It’s hard to argue against the history and national recognition that the Big Ten boasts. The Big Ten is now home to four of the top-7 winningest programs in college football history: Michigan (1), Nebraska (4), Ohio State (5), and Penn State (7). The three largest college football stadiums in the country are found in the Big Ten (Penn State, Michigan, and Ohio State). Half of the league’s 12 teams have stadiums with over 75,000 seats. The Big Ten will complete its 2010 schedule as planned, and Nebraska will finish its final year in the Big 12. The league will split into two divisions before the start of the 2011 season. How will they be split? That is yet to be

determined. Expect to learn more about the divisional alignment later this summer. Two divisions sets the stage for a championship game at the end of the season. Cities like Detroit and Indianapolis have already expressed interest in hosting the game. Coach Joe Paterno, among others, has called for a conference championship game for years. You’ll get your wish Joe.

What’s next?

Well, we’re still waiting on you, Notre Dame. Regardless of how many teams are in the league, or how the Irish would screw up the proposed divisions, it’s widely agreed that if Notre Dame wants in the Big Ten, they’ll be accepted. From

a geographic and academic standpoint, no school fits the Big Ten profile better than Notre Dame. For now, Notre Dame appears to be content with its independent status. They get to make their own schedule, and they have a national television contract with NBC. And after flirting with schools like Rutgers and Missouri, the Big Ten appears content with 12 teams. Although he still wants the Irish, Commissioner Jim Delany got the big fish, and 12th team, that he was looking for. Mark your calendars for Nebraska’s historic debut into the Big Ten. Let’s greet Big Red back to Beaver Stadium just like we did during their last visit to Happy Valley in 2002 – with a 40-7 beating. Welcome to the Big Ten (11?...12?...16?).



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The State College Spikes kicked off their 5th season at Medlar Field. From Dollar Dog Mondays to Summer Blast Off Sundays, there’s excitement for everyone. Check out for the upcoming schedule and plan your trip to the ballpark.

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What a Thrill

Raystown Zip Lines is bringing thrill seekers to the the hills of Huntingdon

Photo courtesy of Sean Fantuzzi Some families escape to Raystown for the peace and quiet. The serenity of the lake and the town of Huntingdon offer a unique family getaway. Some families head to Raystown for the sports. The Allegrippis Trails are considered one of the best mountain biking destinations in the country. The fishing on Raystown Lake is some of the best in the state. Boats, water skis, and jet skis are all over the lake on warm summer days. Some families head to Raystown for the…thrills? Thanks to the brand-new Raystown Zip Line, they are. And visitors are lining up to try Central PA’s most exciting new thrill ride. Just getting to Raystown Zip Lines can be considered an adventure if you’re unfamiliar with the area. It’s located just off Route 3031 near Trough Creek State Park. Follow the bright orange signs onto a dirt road and weave your way through the hills before seeing the unpaved parking lot. As you walk through the wooded path towards the ticket booth and equipment area, listen for the screams and laughter. If you hear them, you know you’re in the right place. Raystown Zip Lines features four, soon-to-be five, steel cable zip lines running down the side of a mountain. The zip lines range in length from 600 feet to 1,000 feet. Most children reach a top speed of between 15-20 miles per hours as they make their descent. Most adults will find themselves speeding down the mountain around 25-30 miles per hours. And those who fall just under the 250 pound weight limit have been known to hit speeds of 40 miles per hour. We were joined at Raystown Zip Line by a family of 14 in town for a long 46

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weekend to reunite at the lake. Their homes ranged across several states, and they have made Raystown their unofficial reunion spot. The Zip Line participants ranged in age from middle schoolers, to college students, to mothers. It was there first time at the Zip Line, and the thought of being suspended 50 feet above the ground was enough to cause some second thoughts in some people. The first person down was a mother named Colleen. With a white-knuckle clench on the rig, she sailed down the 1,000-foot long course at a brisk pace. She slid into the landing area with her hair everywhere and a wide smile on her face. When asked to describe the zip line experience, all she could mutter was, “It was fun. It was a blast!â€? One-by-one, she watched the rest of her party slide down the lines – most of them screaming and laughing along the way. This was their first time at Raystown Zipline, but it probably won’t be the last. Zip lining, made popular in the Caribbean and resort destinations, has certainly caught on in Raystown. Over Memorial Day Weekend, the staff estimates it had 200-300 people arrive‌ within the first hour. Warm, sunny days bring hundreds of people to the Zip Lines, forcing them to expand their thrill-seeking

Photo courtesy of Pamela Luu selection. This year, Raystown Zip Lines is adding giant swings and a mountain-style climbing wall to its list of attractions. Raystown Zip Lines has added another exciting feature to the Huntingdon County landscape. Next time you’re heading to the lake, pack your mountain bike, fishing pole, and your thrill-seeking zip line hat. You might need it.

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