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October 2013

Happy Valley

Memories

Are You a Penn Stater?

IN SID E It’s all about the Alumni

Gone, but not Forgotten

The rich history of Penn State draws them back. Page 8

Gentle Thursday, Phi Psi 500 and more. Page 16

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• Homecoming Events • Where to eat • Where to stay • More attractions 1


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HappyValley.com is the comprehensive online guide to fun in the beautiful Happy Valley region. To advertise on HappyValley.com, contact Greg Woodman, greg@happyvalley.com. To submit content, contact Jodie Dello Stritto at jodie@happyvalley.com. Calendar of Events. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 From the Publisher . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Homecoming 2013 Details . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 The Birth of the Penn State Way. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Traditions Gone But Not Forgotten. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Springfield House B&B . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Penn State’s Core Values . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 In Your Words: Happy Valley Today. . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Photo Flashback . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Shopping . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 What to Do . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Where to Eat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 Where to Stay. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 Living/Relocate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44

Center for the Performing Arts at Penn State . . . . . . . . . . 2 The Chatelaine Bed and Breakfast. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41 Damon’s Grill & Sports Bar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 Dolce Vita Desserts. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Gamble Mill Restaurant & Microbrewery. . . . . . . . . . . 21 Hair Removal by Eileen Cramer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Hoag’s Catering at Celebration Hall. . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 Huntingdon Visitors Bureau . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48 India Pavilion. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 Kelly’s Steak & Seafood . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 Legal Shield. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 Lincoln Caverns . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Mount Nittany Vineyard & Winery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Penn State Homecoming . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9/13/47 Penn State Hospitality (Nittany Lion Inn/Penn Stater) . . . . . . 12 Penns Cave & Wildlife Park. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 Seven Mountains Wine Cellars. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 Shaner Hotels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41 Tussey Mountain. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Woolrich Flagship Store & Outlet. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Zola New World Bistro. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37

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Calendar of Events October October 1‑10 No Place to Be Somebody Pavilion Theatre theatre.psu.edu October 2 The Billy Bragg “Tooth and Nail” Tour with opener Joe Purdy The State Theatre thestatetheatre.org October 4‑6 Penn State Parents & Families Weekend parentprogram.psu.edu October 4‑26 Fridays and Saturdays Ghosts & Goblins Spooktacular Lincoln Caverns lincolncaverns.com

October 4‑26 Fridays Flashlight Cave Tour/ Haunted Miners Maze Penns Cave pennscave.com October 5 Winemaker’s Harvest Dinner Mt. Nittany Vineyard & Winery mtnittanywinery.com October 5 14th Annual Fall Festival Downtown State College downtownstatecollege. com/events October 5 Nittany Valley Symphony – Beethoven’s Ninth Eisenhower Auditorium cpa.psu.edu

October 14 Rod Stewart with special guest Boz Scaggs, “Live the Life” North American Tour. Bryce Jordan Center; Bjc.psu.edu

October 8 The American Place The‑ atre’s Literature of Life Stage Presentation of The Kite Run‑ ner by Khaled Hosseini Center for the Performing Arts cpa.psu.edu October 9 Penn State Women’s Volleyball vs. Minnesota Rec Hall gopsusports.com October 11 ‑13 Penn State Homecoming homecoming.psu.edu October 11 Penn State Men’s Hockey vs. Army Pegula Ice Arena gopsusports.com October 12 Penn State vs. Michigan Beaver Stadium gopsusports.com

October 19‑20 Bellefonte Fall Festival & Halloween Parade Talleyrand Park visitbellefonte.com October 22 Bo Burnham The State Theatre thestatetheatre.com October 22 Doc Severinsen and his Big Band Eisenhower Auditorium cpa.psu.edu October 26 Penn State’s Women’s Volleyball vs. Iowa Rec Hall gopsusports.com October 26 Harvest Fest Mount Nittany Vineyard & Winery mtnittanywinery.com

October 12 & 19 Way Fruit Farm Fall Festival Way Fruit Farm wayfruitfarm.com

October 26‑27 2013 Fall Harvest Festival & Halloween Trail Shaver’s Creek Environmental Center Shaverscreek.org

October 13 B.B. King Bryce Jordan Center bjc.psu.edu

October 30 American Brass Quintet Schwab Auditorium cpa.psu.edu

October 19 Nine Inch Nails – Tension 2013 Tour Bryce Jordan Center bjc.psu.edu October 19 Mary Chapin Carpenter & Shawn Colvin Eisenhower Auditorium cpa.psu.edu

November November 2 PSU vs. Illinois Beaver Stadium gopsusports.com

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November 3 Millbrook Marsh Historic Harvest Festival Millbrook Marsh Nature Center crpr.org November 6 Jeff Dunham ‑ Disorderly Conduct Tour Bryce Jordan Center bjc.psu.edu November 7 Macklemore & Ryan Lewis with Talib Kweli & Big K.R.I.T Bryce Jordan Center bjc.psu.edu November 8 Penn State Women’s Basketball vs. Saint Francis (Season Opener) Bryce Jordan Center gopsusports.com November 9 Penn State Men’s Basketball vs. Wagner (Season Opener) Bryce Jordan Center gopsusports.com November 9 Nittany Valley Symphony – Fun and Frolic at the Philharmonic Eisenhower Auditorium nvs.org November 14‑15 Penn State Men’s Ice Hockey vs. Umass‑Lowell Pegula Ice Arena gopsusports.com


November 19 West Side Story. Center for the Performing Arts, Cpa.psu.edu

December 13‑15 Bellefonte Victorian Christmas Downtown Bellefonte bellefontevictorian christmas.com December 14 Penn State Men’s Basketball vs. Princeton (Return to Rec) Rec Hall gopsusports.com

November 15 Trans‑Siberian Orchestra “The Lost Christmas Eve” Rock Opera Bryce Jordan Center bjc.psu.edu November 16 PSU vs. Purdue Beaver Stadium gopsusports.com November 22 Keith Urban “Light the Fuse” Tour with special guest Dustin Lynch Bryce Jordan Center bjc.psu.edu November 23 Penn State vs. Nebraska Beaver Stadium gopsusports.com November 24 Penn State Wrestling vs. Lock Haven Rec Hall gopsusports.com

November 30 Penn State Women’s Ice Hockey vs. Maine Pegula Ice Arena gopsusports.com

December December 4 Dark Star Orchestra The State Theatre Thestatetheatre.org December 6 Trailer Park Boys Christmas featuring Bubbles, Ricky, Julian, Randy & Mr. Lahey Bryce Jordan Center bjc.psu.edu December 8 Penn State Wrestling vs. Pittsburgh Rec Hall gopsusports.com December 13 Manheim Steamroller Bryce Jordan Center bjc.psu.edu

January 11 Penn State Men’s Basketball vs. Indiana Bryce Jordan Center gopsusports.com January 12 Penn State Women’s Basketball vs. Purdue Bryce Jordan Center gopsusports.com

December 15 Penn State Wrestling vs. Ohio State Rec Hall gopsusports.com

January 14 Nittany Valley Symphony – The Animated Orchestra State College High School Auditorium nvs.org

December 15 Penn State Women’s Basketball vs. Texas A&M Bryce Jordan Center gopsusports.com

January 31 Jay Z “Magna Carta Tour” Bryce Jordan Center bjc.psu.edu

December 21 Penn State Fall Commencement Bryce Jordan Center bjc.psu.edu

February 7‑8 Penn State Men’s Ice Hockey vs. Michigan Pegula Ice Arena gopsusports.com

December 31 2012‑2013 First Night Downtown State College Firstnightstatecollege.com

February 14‑15 Penn State Men’s Ice Hockey vs. Michigan State Pegula Ice Arena gopsusports.com

December 31 Penn State Men’s Basketball vs. Michigan State Bryce Jordan Center bjc.psu.edu

Coming 2014 January 10‑11 Penn State Women’s Ice Hockey vs. Colgate Pegula Ice Arena gopsusports.com

February 21‑13 THON Bryce Jordan Center thon.org February 22 Nittany Valley Symphony – Land of Hope and Glory Eisenhower Auditorium nvs.org

February 25‑26 NETworks presents Disney’s Beauty and the Beast Eisenhower Auditorium cpa.psu.edu March 10 Moscow Festival Ballet “Swan Lake” Eisenhower Auditorium cpa.psu.edu March 27 Memphis the Musical Eisenhower Auditorium cpa.psu.edu March 29 Nittany Valley Symphony – For The Birds Eisenhower Auditorium nvs.org April 3 The Legendary Count Basie Orchestra ft. New York Voices Eisenhower Auditorium cpa.psu.edu April 11‑13 Penn State Blue‑White Weekend Beaver Stadium gopsusports.com April 17 Bring it On: the Musical Eisenhower Auditorium cpa.psu.edu April 22 Nittany Valley Symphony – A Hero’s Life Eisenhower Auditorium nvs.org

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Happy Valley: A Magical Place to Be The ’80s were a magical time to be a Penn Stater. As a young alum at the time, I per‑ sonally witnessed this iconic decade in Penn State’s history. The football team won two national championships. An academic shift was occurring within our university (read more on page 14). Many annual traditions, like the Sy Barash Regatta and the Phi Psi 500, united the Penn State community in ways to have fun with a purpose (read more about these and other favorite ’80s memories on page 16). In my very first business ventures after graduation, I began to capture the momentum of these significant years, leading to the development of products like Stand‑Up Joe (1984), the Are You a Penn Stater? guidebook (1983) and the Miami’s Nice poster (prior to the 1985 Orange Bowl in south Florida). I saw the ’80s as a time when lifelong memories were being made, and knew that

Happy Valley would always be a magical place. That’s why I chose to make Happy Val‑ ley my home. I married a Penn Stater and we have raised three boys in State College, an area that is a great place to live, work and play. HappyValley.com and this Fun Guide are dedicated to the premise that no matter what, State College is one of the best, if not the best, college towns in America. The infrastructure and the community, especially the alumni and their love for this area, is the reason that I have been bringing Penn State to you since 1978. So to my fellow alumni, welcome back, and to my fellow residents, hello. I hope you enjoy this Fun Guide and its look back on this historic decade, as well as a look ahead as told from the voices of students, alumni, visi‑ tors and friends. Thank you for continuing to make this area a magical place for us to live and for visitors to return to year after year. Greg Woodman, Publisher

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Making an Impact at Penn State and Beyond Meet Homecoming Grand Marshal John Amaechi and Honorary Grand Marshal Anne Ard Submitted by the Penn State Homecoming Committee The Homecoming Pa‑ rade, a ceremonial and trademark event hosted by Penn State Homecoming annu‑ ally, always draws a crowd, with each year the number increasing in size. While many come out to see the amazing floats organizations have been working on all year, or for the school spirit that floods the entire area of State College blue and white that special week, another memorable mo‑ ment of the parade is the signifying and acknowl‑ edging of the Honorary Grand Marshal and the Grand Marshal. This year, two very popular faces are carrying these titles, representing Penn State Homecoming in all aspects. This year’s 2013 Grand Marshal, announced at Penn State’s “Be a Part from the Start” event, is Penn State alum John Amaechi, a former Nittany Lions basketball player. Amaechi led the Nittany Lions to a third place finish in the NIT, and averaged about 15.6 points and 8.8 rebounds per game. However, despite his incredible athletic resume and contributions permanently attached to his proud Penn State name, his greatest achievement stands apart from the rest and has made a statement all around the world. In 2007, he became the first NBA player to openly admit his homosexuality via his autobiography Man in the Middle. His Penn State prowess and his social legacy have greatly impacted the world and thus make him an honorable choice to represent Penn State Homecoming 2013. Following suit, the 2013 Honorary Grand Marshal, selected again to symbolically represent the values and

2013 Honorary Grand Marshal Anne Ard strength of Penn State and the surrounded community was announced at the Penn State Homecoming Legacy Celebration this past April. Anne Ard, local activist and fellow Penn Stater, has served as the Executive Director of the Centre County Women’s Resource Center since 1997 and has worked to provide help to victims of domestic violence or sexual assault in the Penn State and State College community. A graduate of Penn State with a Ph.D, Ard also has served as the Chair of the Centre County Domestic and Sexual Violence Task Force on the Criminal Justice Advisory Board, and on the Pennsylvania Coali‑ tion Against Domestic Violence and Pennsylvania Coali‑ tion Against Rape. Overall, both Ard’s and Amaechi’s work and legacies have made an astounding difference in the Penn State community, and has been crucial to making Happy Valley the happiest place it can be. For the Glory! 7


Homecoming: It’s All About the Alumni

Penn State’s Rich History Draws Those Who Bleed Blue and White Back to Where Their Hearts Lie Submitted by the Penn State Homecoming Committee Penn State has always been known for its signature attractions and landmarks that have allowed the university to paint blue and white all over the hearts of anyone who came across its path. From the opening of the Berkey Creamery in 1889, to the Class of 1940 donat‑ ing to create what is now the famous Lion Shrine in 1942, to the first‑ever kick‑off against Boston University in the now second‑larg‑ est college football stadium in the world, Beaver Stadium in 1960, Penn State University has a rich history that always draw those who bleed blue and white back to the Happy Valley where their hearts lie. However, there is an‑ other aspect of Penn State besides the roar of the football crowds and the Bittersweet Mint ice cream that keeps alumni and friends returning each year ‑ and that is the long‑running tradition of Penn State Homecoming. Everyone has experienced some sort of ‘Homecoming’ in their lives, usually associated with the high school foot‑ ball atmosphere and pre‑teen dances, but the atmosphere and symbolic meaning attached to Penn State Homecom‑ ing every year changes the precedent of any Homecoming experienced before it. A Penn State tradition since 1920, Homecoming is a week‑long spirited event that celebrates every aspect of Penn State, creating an atmosphere of unity and family and pride that can only be felt in blissful Happy Valley. From special events that occur throughout Homecoming week, to the Homecoming football game that fills Beaver Stadium with a sea of pink and black pride, to the trademark Homecoming Parade that floods West College Avenue, every alumni has a reason for re‑ turning, and for keeping the tradition alive. For Beth Lattig, class of 1989, returning to Homecom‑ ing is about reuniting with her old friends, but has a more much important value placed on the return to State 8

College. “Homecoming is a way to not only revisit college, but to show your kids where your roots are, and where you grew up,” Lattig said. “Showing them an experience like Penn State’s Homecoming is just one of many ways to influence them to attend here themselves.” Besides the unity of everyone marking their calendars for a reunion at Happy Valley all at once, Penn State alumna Gabi Donchez, class of 2013, says it’s her favorite aspect, the Homecoming Parade, that she is the most excited for. “It is incredible to see so many generations of Penn Staters, past and present, all come out and show their pride and love for the university and the community,” Donchez said. “Every year, more organizations and groups get involved in the parade. It truly is one of the most cherished tradi‑ tions of Penn State Homecoming.” So, regardless of your reason for returning, even if it’s just for the Bittersweet Mint ice‑cream, everyone has found a home at Penn State, and now returns as an alumnus to celebrate their proud school during the most spiritual celebration time of the year. Penn State Home‑ coming will always be known for keeping alumni coming back year after year. For the Glory!


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Make Memories During 2013 Homecoming Week

Fun‑Filled Week of Events Leads Up to the Big Game on October 12 Submitted by the Penn State Homecoming Committee

Homecoming Day of Service:

Saturday, October 5th from 8am‑3pm, HUB The Homecoming Day of Service is a chance for Homecoming committees and organizations to work together to give back to the Penn State and State College communities. There are various volunteer activities for students to help with throughout the day in order to continue to instill Penn State pride!

Dance Competition:

Sunday, October 6th at 7pm, Rec Hall The Dance Competition is a chance for organizations to compete against each other for a spot in the Home‑ coming Pep Rally. The dance‑off is judged by various student athletes and leaders at Penn State and will take place before the SPA/Homecoming Concert.

SPA/Homecoming Concert

Sunday, October 6th at 8pm, Rec Hall The concert will take place after the Dance Competition. This kick­off concert is planned through the collabora‑ tion of the Student Programming Association (SPA) and Homecoming, bringing big‑name artists to the stage at Penn State and starting off Homecoming week with a bang! This year’s concert artist is Childish Gambino!

East Halls Celebration:

Monday, October 7th from 4‑7pm, East Halls Quad The East Halls Celebration welcomes the freshman class to Penn State and ignites the spirit of Homecoming in them. The celebration also reveals both the 2013 Homecoming Court and the First‑Year Homecoming Court. Held outside on the quad in East Halls, there will be music, games, and food to develop camaraderie among the freshman class. 10

The Color Run kicked off Homecoming on September 29th.

Past to Present Celebration:

Tuesday, October 8th from 11am‑3pm, HUB Ground Floor The Past to Present Celebration is a day of fun‑filled events to celebrate Penn State’s history and traditions. Held in the HUB during midday, there will be free food, games, performances, and much more!

For the Glory Talent Show:

Tuesday, October 8th from 7‑9pm, Eisenhower Audito‑ rium For The Glory (FTG) Talent Show showcases the vast array of talents possessed by our student body. Organiza‑ tions/pairs are expected to incorporate their Homecoming theme and/or the 2013 Homecoming theme into their acts.

Best of Penn State Carnival and Field Day:

Wednesday, October 9th from 2‑8pm, Old Main Lawn


The Best of Penn State (BOPS) Carnival & Field Day is a celebration of all the different aspects of Penn State and includes games, food, and entertainment designed to inspire Penn State pride! The Carnival has different booths run by the different organizations, and the Field Day is a chance for organizations/pairs to compete against one another during events.

Student & Alumni Ice Cream Social:

Friday, October 11th from 1‑4pm, Hintz Alumni Center The Student & Alumni Ice Cream Social is an opportunity for current students to interact with Penn State Alumni before the Homecoming Parade. The event includes live music, food, ice cream, and a raffle! The Ice Cream Social is the last event before the Homecoming Parade and it al‑ lows the different generations of Penn State students and alumni to get to know each other.

Homecoming Parade:

Friday, October 11th at 6pm The Homecoming Parade is the night before the Home‑ coming football game. Organizations have a chance to show off their floats and their Penn State pride right before the home football game!

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Alumni Zone Tailgate:

Saturday, October 12, 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Ashenfelter Indoor Multi-Sport Facility Feast on Happy Valley’s finest delicacies in an unlimited tailgate buffet, featuring grilled stickies, Creamery ice cream, Herlocher’s famous mustard, cold beer, wine and soft drinks. Enjoy games, prizes, alumni celebrities and music by the Alumni Blue Band, and test your athletic abilities in the Game Zone. The Alumni Zone fun kicks off at 11 a.m. Inside the Multi-Sport Facility, conveniently located between the Bryce Jordan Center and the outdoor track. Costs are $37 for Alumni Association members, $50 for non-members, and $15 for children (5 and under are free). For more information please contact Alumni Events at 800-548-LION (5466), option 4, or alumni.psu.edu/ events. PSU vs. Indiana TV Game-Watching Tailgate Party, Sponsored by the Penn State Alumni Association

Tailgate Competition:

Saturday, October 12th before kick‑off The Tailgate Competition occurs right before the Home‑ coming Football Game. The competition honors the best spirited student or alumni tailgate.

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Homecoming Football Game:

Saturday, October 12th at 5pm, Beaver Stadium The Homecoming football game ends the week‑long celebration of Penn State Homecoming. The Homecoming King and Queen will be announced during halftime!


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The Penn State Way

The ’80s were a Magical Time in Athletics and for Revitalizing Academic Focus In 1983, Joe Paterno had a dream. After being crowned National Champion on the football field, JoePa had a vision that Penn State would one day outshine other institu‑ tions in the academic world. Thus the Penn State Way was born. In this speech delivered to the Penn State Board of Trustees in 1983, Joe Paterno shares his vision and mission for raising the bar academically and a goal to make Penn State a top institution not only athletically, but scholastically. These are just a few excerpts from that speech; read the full copy at HappyValley.com.

Excerpts of Joe Paterno’s Speech to the Board Of Trustees following his first National Championship Delivered January 22, 1983

“…I’m going to be very frank with you, and I may say some things here that maybe I should not, but it does give me an opportunity to tell you how I feel and what I want to do and what kind of contributions I’d like to make to this institution as I stay on. You know, obvi‑ ously, all of us are disappointed in the newspaper reports that some of our academic departments are not rated very high. That bothers me. It bothers me to see Penn State football be Number One and then to pick up a newspaper several weeks later and we find we don’t have many of our disciplines rated up there with the other institutions in the country. I want to share just a couple of things with you and I hope you’ll understand where I’m coming from… …I think this is a magic time for Penn State. Dr. Oswald has said this, and I have felt it, and I think he is probably more attuned to it than anybody. There has never been a time when Penn State has been more united or proud. Now maybe it’s unfortunate that it takes a Number One football team to do that. I don’t think we can lose the opportunities that this moment presents to us, and I don’t mean in athletics. I’m not even concerned about the athletic aspects of where we are, I think we can handle that and make sure that we can maintain the kind of teams that you people like to see and you can be proud 14

1982 Championship Team of and identify with the type of students and the type of football players we get. But I think we have got somehow to start right now… … So we do have a magic moment and we have a great opportunity, and I think we have got to start right now to put our energies together to make Penn State not only Num‑ ber One, but I think we’ve got to start to put our energies together to make this a Number One institution by 1990. I don’t think that’s an unfounded or a way‑out objective. I think we need some things. I talk to you now as a faculty member. I talk to you as somebody who has spent 33 years at Penn State, who has two daughters at Penn State, who probably will have three sons at Penn State, who has a wife that graduated from Penn State, who has two broth‑ er‑in‑laws that graduated from Penn State, and I talk to you as somebody I think who knows a little bit about what’s going on. Who has recruited against Michigan, Stanford, UCLA, who has recruited against Notre Dame, Princeton, Yale, and Harvard and who has had to identify some things that they have that are better than we have and has had to identify some of our problems. I talk to you as somebody that I think knows a little bit about what’s going on in the other guys, and I think a little bit about what’s going on here. We need chairs. We need money so that we can get some stars. We need scholarship money. We need scholar‑


ship money to get scholars who can be with the stars so that the stars will come in and have some people around that can stimulate them and they can be stimulated by the stars. We need a better library‑‑better libraries would be a better way to put it‑‑so that the stars and the scholars have the tools to realize their potential. We need an environment of dissent and freedom of speech and freedom to express new and controversial ideas. Basically, this Board is in a lot of ways reactionary because you are more conservative than anything else. That is not a criticism of you as indi‑ viduals, but I think that’s a fair criticism of The Pennsylva‑ nia State University Board of Trustees for the 33 years that I have known them going back to Jim Milholland who was acting Chairman and President when I first came… …I think that Dr. Oswald and the new President and Ted Eddy, our Provost, have got to sit down‑‑I’m probably not speaking in turn, I’m probably way out of whack, I’m probably on a page that I probably shouldn’t be on but I feel so strongly about it I want to say it‑‑to sit down and put down some priorities. We have some excellent depart‑ ments. And I know because when I get out in the field we have some excellent departments that can be absolutely outstanding in a relatively short time.”

How Three Alumni are Living the Penn State Way “I have always tried to live partly by the tenets of what used to be known as the Penn State Way, as embodied by Joe Paterno. Decency, integrity, etc.” “PSU has given me a sense of pride and ac‑ complishment. I am a huge fan of Joe Paterno for putting academics above sports and achiev‑ ing success as a result.” “Besides the obvious of setting me on my career path, which I’ve never regretted, I have always been proud of the fact that Penn State WAS someplace special. It was made special by a man named Paterno, who had a vision that things could be done the right way with great success. And he proved this to be so. I never met Paterno, but the vision he embodied was an example to me, and it has made me a better per‑ son, a better professional, and a better father.”

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Gone, But Not Forgotten

These Popular Happy Valley Traditions Will Forever Live On By Kate Khoury and Alan Finnecy The Train Station Looking at Levels, a popu‑ lar downtown nightclub, it’s hard to picture it as the wildly popular Train Station restaurant that served countless portions of chicken divan, lasagna, and French onion soup to patrons in the 1970s and 1980s. Originally opened as Herlocher’s Restaurant in 1967, owner Charlie Herlocher started filling the restaurant with railroad memorabilia and renamed it The Train Station in 1972, giving State College its first themed restaurant. He add‑ ed the multi‑level building next door and parked the caboose out front in 1977. Known for their signature cocktail, the “Release Valve,” the Christmas tree that towered over the lounge each December, and reasonable prices, The Train Station proved popular with students and locals alike. Those looking for an even cheaper meal lined up at the adjacent “Cattle Car” where subs were made to order. People were shocked when Herlocher an‑ nounced he would close the popular restaurant. “I wasn’t spending as much time in State College and didn’t feel like I could ensure the quality people expected,” he explained. One staple from the Train Station remains: Herlocher’s Dipping Mustard, which complimented the free pretzels in The Whistle Stop Lounge, is still sold in 7,000 locations, mostly east of the Mississippi. Gentle Thursday From 1970 to 1981, the third Thursday in April on the Penn State campus was reserved for Gentle Thursday on the Old Main lawn. Thousands of students would gather to listen to live bands, paint their faces and just generally “chill out.” The event, originally designed by a communi‑ cations class in 1970 in response to the anger and frustra‑ tion brought about by the political turmoil of the time, 16

Gentle Thursday was designed to change the conversation. Rather than hostility, they said, let’s gather and stimulate peaceful social interaction. Gentle Thursday was intended to redi‑ rect emotions. The participants took part in activities that “encouraged human interaction and cooperation” such as hacky‑sack, Frisbee and face‑painting booths in addition to live bands. Unfortunately, most say that by 1981 the cause behind the gathering was lost (the war ended) and the peaceful demonstration turned into a free‑for‑all party overrun by drugs and alcohol, and was subsequently cancelled. The Sy Barash Regatta When prominent local businessman and civic leader Sy Barash died of cancer in 1975, his brothers at Beta Sigma Beta memorialized him one year later with the first annu‑ al Sy Barash Regatta at Stone Valley. The 1976 event, the first of many, honored their brother while raising funds for the American Cancer Society. The Regatta remained at Stone Valley until 1983 when the need to accommodate upwards of 15,000 people necessitated its move to the more spacious Bald Eagle State Park. At its peak, the Beta


ing, sunbathing and live music that encompassed the Regatta. The musical performances were a major draw, with acts like included Joan Jett, The Hoot‑ ers, the Romantics and Ziggy Marley, REO Speedwagon, 38 Special, and Blues Traveler all lending their sound to the event. Ya Gotta Regatta!

Sigma Beta Sy Barash Regatta was the largest single‑fra‑ ternity philanthropic event in the country. The American Cancer Society listed the Regatta as an ‘Excalibur Con‑ tributor’ after the event raised over $300,000 within 15 years for the local chapter. During its heyday the Regatta was a spectacular, evolving event that attracted major music acts to the area while helping a great cause. The excuse to enjoy the water and lovely spring weather didn’t hurt either. Participants and non‑participants alike enjoyed the canoe races, tug of war competitions, picnick‑

Phi Psi 500 The Phi Psi 500 was a nearly mile‑long dash through downtown State College with “pitstops” at six or seven bars along the way. While the charity event started with only a handful of participants in the late ’60s, in 1982 it hosted more than 1400 “runners” The Sy Barash Regatta and raised nearly $25,000 for charity. Because there were no open container laws at the time, the streets would be lined with spectators (who brought their own beer) while the participants chugged the brews throughout the spring event. Costumes were introduced and the “race” took on a parade‑like identity. Unfortunately, increased problems with alcohol and poor behavior, in addition to a tougher stance from community leaders, led to the race’s ultimate demise in 1992 due to poor attendance and lack of interest.

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Making a House a Home B&B Guests to Owners Share Their Journey By Bill & Cheryl Speakman In 1833, 11 years before the Farmers High School would open just four miles down the road; Jefferson Dunlap built his home on lot #9 in the town of Springfield. At the time, Springfield (later renamed Boals‑ burg) was expected to be the center of growth in Centre County. Little did he know? In 2005, the year of the 150th anniversary of Penn State, my wife and I bought that house, now The Springfield House Bed and Breakfast. It had seen major changes over its 172‑year history, but nothing like what was about to come. As frequent B&B users, we had often thought about becoming Innkeepers. The question was where? The Jersey Shore? The Colorado Mountains? Why not right here, in Happy Valley? One look at the beautiful old Federal/Victorian Springfield House sealed the deal. It was love at first sight. We were to become Happy Valley Innkeepers. Before signing the deal, we had an engineer look over the building. I knew that it needed some work, but at over 170 years old, I had no idea what I was in for. After a thorough inspection, the engineer proclaimed, “I have good news and bad news. The good news is that for a 170‑year‑old house it’s in great shape. The bad news, it’s a 170‑year‑old house.” Enter the architect, the carpenter, the electrician, the plumber, the code officer. This was where the fun really began. Just to summarize, there is not one inch of wire or pipe in the house today that was there when we bought it. New roof, new windows, renovated and relocated baths, gardens, patios, new Innkeepers suite…the house was back to its old glory and ready to “put heads in beds”. Step one: get to know the market. With little experience 18

The Springfield House Bed and Breakfast in the hospitality business, we needed the “short course” in successful Innkeeping. We were thrilled to learn that Innkeepers are a fraternal bunch, and willing to share experiences and best practices at the drop of a hat. None more than Mae McQuade, of Les Chatelaines in Pine Grove Mills, our first professional visitor. As the most experienced in the area, Mae has earned the informal title of Innkeeper Emeritus. She quickly walked us through the idiosyncrasies of the Centre Region market and intro‑ duced us to the other members of the PA Midstate B&B Association. After an informative trip to an Innkeepers show in Lancaster, we figured we were ready to go. Well, almost. Step two: know what your guests want and make sure you provide it. Many travelers seem to share the miscon‑ ception that staying in a B&B is like staying at grandma’s. The old stereotypes of shared baths and thin towels faded into history years ago. Nothing could be further from the truth. Today’s Bed and Breakfast is more akin to a boutique hotel. Well appointed in‑room baths, luxury linens and amenities, HDTV, internet access, whirlpool


tubs, 24‑hour snack and coffee service and of course, great breakfasts. We’re not talking a bagel, a banana and recon‑ stituted OJ here – we’re talking world‑class cuisine. Step three: tell people how great you are. Today’s trav‑ elers are a savvy bunch. Most travel arrangements are made online, so a great website is a must. Websites like BedandBreakfast.com and Tripadvisor are taking the lead in collecting and publish‑ ing unsolicited traveler’s reviews, and more and more of our guests tell us that they came to Springfield initially because of the positive online reviews. Many of our guests become regulars and spread the gospel of B&Bs for us. We often joke that we see PSU parents four times in their child’s freshman year, three in the sophomore year, two in the junior year and then finally graduation weekend. Of course, while mom and dad see it as a visit, the kids often see it more as mom and dad’s credit card comes to visit, as there always seems to be the obligatory trip to Wal‑Mart somewhere in there. Finally: deliver beyond your guest’s expectations. To be honest, that seems to be the industry standard, not the exception. B&B Innkeepers are, by nature, caring individu‑ als. We are “people persons.” We do not invite people into our Inns just to turn a profit, but to provide the comfort‑ able, clean, safe environment that we would like when traveling. With a local ratio of about one Inneeper per five guests, B&B owners have a unique opportunity to introduce people to the B&B experience, and to the nuances of

Happy Valley. We are happy to sit and talk, or to just give you a quiet place on our porch to sit and rock. It’s up to you and we are happy to oblige. So, in conclusion, what is so special about owning a B&B in Happy Valley? First and foremost of course is proximity to Penn State. Watching at breakfast as a wide‑eyed high school senior animates his first tour of Penn State, or seeing mom and dad’s pride as they leave the Inn for graduation ceremonies. Those are priceless moments. Then there are the alumni, the business visitors, concert‑goers, golfers, fishermen, sports weekends, and Woodward Camp “woodies.” All of which remind us every day how special this area truly is. There are several great B&Bs in the State College and Bellefonte areas. We recommend Inns that are members of the PA Mid‑State B&B Association, as they are Inns that have demonstrated a dedication the art of Innkeeping, and are inspected by the Association for safety, cleanliness and amenities. You won’t go wrong. Of course, we are a bit partial to The Springfield House. Or, if you want to try your hand at Innkeeping, it is almost time for us to turn our “baby” over to a new genera‑ tion of Innkeepers as we contemplate retirement. Stop by and see if you want to call Springfield House YOUR home!

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The Backbone of Penn State

Alumni and Community Members Weigh in On the Core Values of the University We asked Penn State alumni, students, parents, faculty, fans and community members: what are the core values of Penn State? And this is what‑‑loudly and very proudly—they had to say: “Rooted deep within the fabric of Penn State is an emphasis on integrity, honor, pride, academics, research, philanthropy, etc.” “Penn State stands for quality education in a nurturing environment. Penn State stands for doing things the right way. Penn State stands for integrity. It stands for innovation. And it also stands for quality STUDENT athletes as evidenced by our historically high graduation rates.” “Quality education. World‑class research. We are a family.” “Penn State was founded February 22, 1855, not 2012.” “Many strengths: namely the academics and its world‑ wide acclaim, especially in sciences, engineering, medicine,

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and agriculture. Its alumni are all over the world, and the collective pride among the alumni is fiercely strong.” “The core strength of the region is the fundamental, unchanged strength of the University as a research and education institution.” “WE ARE means something as it was intended back in the late 1940’s.” “Showing others what a strong community can do when it stands together.” “We have the opportunity in this moment to show the world that the focus within our community has ALWAYS been on academics. The fact that most people only know of Penn State because of the football team (or another sports team) does not necessarily indicate that the com‑ munity’s focus in only and always on football.” “I believe education is the core value of PSU. When you attend PSU, you are getting an outstanding education.”


Penn State Moves Up Five Spots in 2014 U.S. News ‘Best Colleges’ Rankings Penn State now ranks No. 8 among all public nation‑ al universities in the U.S. News & World Report 2014 Best Colleges Rankings, released Sept. 10, 2013, up five places from last year’s results. In the overall “National Universities” category, which includes both public and private institutions, Penn State moved up to No. 37 overall, an increase of nine spots from last year. According to U.S. News’ methodology, schools in the “National Universities” category emphasize faculty research and offer a full range of undergraduate majors, plus master’s and Ph.D. programs. In the Big Ten, Penn State ranks No. 2 among public nationals, and No. 3 in the overall nationals. The Smeal College of Business’ supply chain manage‑ ment program ranked No. 5 in “Best in the Specialties,” with Smeal ranked No. 22 overall in “Best in Undergradu‑ ate Business” programs. Additional business programs include production/operations management (15), man‑ agement (19), marketing (20) and accounting (21).

The College of Engineering at University Park ranked No. 19 among the “Best in Undergraduate Engineer‑ ing” programs for institutions whose highest degree is a doctorate. Additional engineering programs include industrial/manufacturing (6), materials (10), engineering science/engineering physics (10), aerospace/aeronautical/ astronautical (12), civil (14), mechanical (16) and chemi‑ cal (17). In addition, Penn State ranked No. 48 in a nationwide survey among high school counselors who rated national universities and liberal arts colleges that they felt offered “the best undergraduate education to their students.” Penn State received a score of 4.1 out of a possible 5. U.S. News & World Report surveys colleges and universities annually and ranks nearly 1,400 of them in different categories according to its methodology. Details of the “2014 Best Colleges” rankings and methodologies are available at colleges.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/ best‑colleges online.

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Happy Valley Today

The State College Region Continues to Be a Magical Place for Residents, Visitors and Alumni We recently asked alumni members how they feel about Happy Valley today. Here is what they had to say… “I will continue to support the worthy endeavors of Penn State’s students. Particularly, Homecoming and THON come to mind as traditions that per‑ petuate what it means to be part of Penn State.”

“I will be supporting downtown State College businesses as much as I can ‑ from the Farmers’ market, to Rapid Transit, Happy Valley Optical, and all the great restaurants and stores that support not only Penn State students and athletes, but also State College High students and athletes, and support and employ our fellow neighbors.” “I retired to State College because I love it here. That is not changing. I attend as many events as my schedule allows. I think I will prob‑ ably attend even more events. I am a season ticket holder for foot‑ ball and men’s basketball. I plan to attend more soccer, women’s basketball games and other events along with alumni gather‑ ings. Penn State needs support now more than ever.”

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“I have business relationships with Penn State and will contin‑ ue to visit cam‑ pus, stay at the Nittany Lion Inn, the Penn Stater & downtown ho‑ tels, attend Arts

Festival, support THON, and dine/ shop in State College when I can.” “We go to State College several times a year‑‑Blue/White Game, Arts Fest, Tussy Mountain’s Wing Fest, one or two football games, the occasional concert, etc.. It’s a beautiful, thriv‑ ing community with soooo much to offer.” “We are getting old, and if we can learn more about getting around the campus, we will continue to return ‘til death do us part!” “We are in the midst of moving back to State College for retirement. We are already very involved with atten‑ dances at local events such as plays, Arts Fest, local dining and shopping, and church attendance. We’re also getting ready to buy a house in the area.”

I’ll visit State College just to be there for a day, and of course to get some Peachy Paterno at the Creamery.” “I hope to make a stopover in No‑ vember. I live out of state and try to stop in town if I have any travels that take me close to State College. I was in town last October on a non‑game weekend. I had an absolute blast. Vis‑ iting shops and restaurants. Walking on campus. Seeing the new and old sites. It was great fun.” “I will continue to recruit Penn State Engineering grads for my corporation.” “Probably will go back as always for


Arts Festival. Being so far away, what really helps me keep the Penn State connection is our local PSU alumni organization that gets together to watch every game and for other events throughout the year.” “We like to bring our young children up to show them around and teach them what Penn State is truly about. We have also purchased tickets for the first time in years for the football games.”

“The Happy Valley community is like a family. When I come back to Penn State, no matter where I am in the town, I feel like I can strike up a conversation with anyone and have a good time.” “I live in State College, go to not only sports events, participate in Homecoming, dine and shop locally, establish events for our local Alumni Chapter, go to art shows, music events, theater and other events of interest on campus and around the area.” “Absolutely. I hope to attend women’s basketball games and at least one cul‑ tural event at Eisenhower auditorium. I will definitely be back for the Arts Festival. I also will frequent many of the wonderful restaurants and bars in State College.” “I always come to Penn State any time I can. I love to support the local businesses at Christmas, attend Arts Fest, eat at Spats and stroll with our kids on campus.” “We live four hours away but make it to every home game and Blue/ White Weekend, plus bring our kids to dinner, stores and festivals another

four or five times a year.” “I try to attend ALL possible events when those events fit into my schedule. The Penn State Alum‑ ni and Friends will Fight on… with SUCCESS and HONOR” “I have already been up there more times this year than I have been in decades because I feel the need to connect: for my own wellbeing, and to show support for the commu‑ nity. We came up for the spring “It’s a gather in g of 110,000 of game; have ou r closest friends on never done that football before. We were weekends. At ot her times, it is a just there for qu iet community to visi the Arts Fest ‑ t during first time since off season.” the ’90s, we are coming up for Penn State feeling, dine, shop and at‑ September 1 game & Homecoming. tend any event.” We are staying/have stayed this year at local B&Bs & Nittany Lion Inn. “It really can’t be described. It’s an And we spent money buying PSU important part of me. Happy Valley stuff.” is the place I lived when I really be‑ came “me.” I became a better person “Its history is a huge appeal. Not just for living and studying there. I re‑ of Penn State but of State College as member being so surprised my fresh‑ well. The open and welcome attitude man year that complete strangers of the area. The willingness to endure said hello to me when walking down and triumph. The generosity of THON, College Ave. on a sunny afternoon, Lift for Life, the Clown Nose Club.” including Joe Paterno! Just like the normal person he was. So cool to be a “If I get an opportunity to travel to part of something so special!” State College I would just absorb the 23


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Drink a fishbowl at Bar Bleu Enjoy a drink on the patio at Café 210 Snag a dollar slice at Canyon Pizza Pick up Clem’s BBQ for your next tailgate Explore Sunday morning breakfast buffet at the Corner Room Eat a sandwich at The Deli Eat a “fat” sandwich at Are U Hungry Grab a burger and shake at Baby’s Late‑Night Grilled Stickies at The Diner Sample some microbrews at The Gamble Mill Drink a Big Azz Margarita at Mad Mex Dinner at the Mount Nittany Inn Refill your growler at Otto’s Pub & Brewery Reunite with friends at the Skeller Order a Monkey Boy at the Saloon Enjoy a relaxing meal at The Tavern Wait in line for breakfast/brunch at The Waffle Shop Eat a grand dinner at the Carnegie House Visit Legends in the Nittany Lion Inn for a drink Take a photo op at the Lion Shrine Play a round of golf at Penn State’s Blue or White Course Take a tour of Old Main Enjoy an afternoon at the Arboretum gardens

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Tailgate! Learn and sing the Alma Mater Attend a White Out football game Grab a cone at the Creamery Tour the PSU All‑Sports Museum Lay out on the Old Main lawn

❏❏ Study in the stacks of the Pattee/Paterno Library ❏❏ Take‑in the fireworks at 4th Fest ❏❏ Have some fun at ArtsFest

❏❏Share ice cream with a student at the Homecoming Student Alumni Ice Cream Social ❏❏ Guard the Lion Shrine before the Homecoming game ❏❏ Downtown State College Fall Festival ❏❏ Downtown Christmas Tree Lighting ❏❏ Blue‑White weekend ❏❏ Attend THON ❏❏ Return to the Valley for Homecoming ❏❏ Ski/snowboard/tube at Tussey Mountain ❏❏ Go to a State College Spikes game ❏❏ Witness a major concert at the Bryce Jordan Center ❏❏ Graduation weekend ❏❏ Take‑in an intimate performance at The State Theatre ❏❏ Catch a fish at Raystown Lake ❏❏ Enjoy a swim at Whipple Dam State Park ❏❏ Hike Mount Nittany ❏❏ Visit the Palmer Art Museum ❏❏ Wildlife Tour at Penn’s Cave ❏❏ Stroll through the Downtown State College Farmer’s Market ❏❏ Catch a movie on the mountain at Tussey ❏❏ Grab your ice skates and head to the Pegula Ice Arena ❏❏ Sunday Brunch at East Halls ❏❏ Start a “We Are” chant directed at incoming freshman ❏❏ Try a drink at every downtown bar ❏❏ Participate in Nittanyville before the big game ❏❏ Sit in the “S Zone” at a football game ❏❏ Argue with the Willard Preacher ❏❏ Run/Walk the THON 5K ❏❏ Organize a bar tour for you and your friends

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Spend the summer in Happy Valley Get pumped at Football Eve Tour Beaver Stadium Go sledding at Slab Cabin Park Jump on the white loop Take a walk down fraternity row Walk around the HUB‑Robeson Center Stop in at the post and say hi to Mike the Mailman Check out the Grange Fair Picnic at Black Moshannon State Park Explore the Mount Nittany Vineyard & Winery Pick some strawberries at Way Fruit Farm Eat some hot wings at Bonfatto’s Order the daily special at McLanahan’s See a performance at the Eisenhower/Schwab Auditorium

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Visit the PA Military Museum Fly fishing on Spring Creek Feed a squirrel Take the kids to DelGrosso’s Amusement Park Try some frozen yogurt at Kiwi Shoot some hoops at Rec Hall Spend a day and experience Victorian Bellefonte Try the fresh pizza at Pizza Mia in Bellefonte Lose yourself in Lincoln Caverns Pull the trigger at What‑A‑Blast Laser Tag Take flight at Ridge Soaring Gliderport Explore Shaver’s Creek Environmental Center Tour Seven Mountains Wine Cellars Family fun at Northland Bowl Eat a fried pickle at Bill Pickle’s Tap Room Grab some gear at the Penn State Bookstore Philipsburg Heritage Days Jazz PA Festival Bellefonte Arts & Crafts Fair State College Microbrewers Expo


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Apparel & Accessories

Woolrich Flagship Store & Outlet A perfect day trip destination from Happy Valley is a visit to the Woolrich Flagship Store & Outlet in Woolrich, PA, the village where the company was founded in 1830. 570‑769‑7401; woolrich.com

Collegiate Pride Inc. Collegiate Pride Inc. offers promotional, printable, customized apparel in a variety of options for men, women, children, and infants. They also carry high quality products that are great for any corporate event or tradeshow. 814‑237‑4377; collegiatepri‑ deinc.com

Beer & Wine

Harper’s Clothing More than 80 years ago, Harper’s opened its doors with a relentless commitment to providing its customers with the best of the best. Today, in the company’s third generation, they are regarded as one of the area’s great clothing stores. They offer free custom alterations by their European tailors and have fashion coordinators as part of their ripe tradition. 814‑238‑4767; harpersshopformen.com

Beer Belly’s Beverage With a full selection of domestic, imported and craft brews, you’re sure to find what you’re looking for at this beverage mecca. 814‑237‑BREW; beerbellysbeverage.com

Lions Pride Looking to sport the newest blue and white gear, but live out of town? Order online with Lions Pride and they’ll ship anywhere in the contiguous 48 states for a flat $5 fee. Get your Penn State apparel for men, women,

The Hopshop Beer Market Located directly under Z‑Bar and The Deli Restaurant, The Hopshop is a take‑out beer boutique that features over 500 selections specializing in American craft and specialty imports. You can even create your own custom 6‑pack. A specially‑designed draft tower offers eight rotating selections to fill growlers (a half‑gallon jug). A beer lover’s destination for anyone looking to head to the tailgate or find a new brew experience.

814‑308‑9808; HopshopBeerMarket.com Mount Nittany Vineyard & Winery A Penn State tradition for over 20 years, Mount Nittany Vineyard & Winery is just 6 miles east of State College. Visit this beautiful mountainside location above the historic village of Linden Hall and enjoy free tasting of their award‑winning wines. Popular favorites are Nittany Mountain White, Tailgate Red, and Lion Country Blush. Tours by appointment. Full event calendar ‑ check website for details. Great option for a leisurely afternoon outing. Hours: Tues.‑Fri 1:30‑5pm, Sat. 10‑5pm, & Sun. 12:30‑4pm. 814‑466‑6373; mtnittanywinery.com Otto’s Pub and Brewery Otto’s is fiercely committed to quality. Their beer is handcrafted with the finest ingredients available, and their American bistro cuisine is made with fresh ingredients from local farms, wineries, and bakeries. The brewery and restaurant are co‑located and feature a family‑friendly and casual atmosphere. 814‑867‑OTTO (6886), Brewery Orders 814‑470‑1394; ottospubandbrewery.com

Seven Mountains Wine Cellars Passion. Perfection. Persistence. Winner of the Pennsylvania Governor’s Cup for both grape and fruit wines—an unprecedented achievement in a single competition! We strive to create wines that will have you searching for new ways to describe what you taste. Hours of operation are March 2nd through October 31st 2013: Sunday ‑ Thursday 11‑5; Friday & Saturday 11‑7. Located on Decker Valley Road, just one mile off of US Route 322 between Lewistown and State College. 814‑364‑1000; sevenmountainswinecellars.com

Gifts & Specialty Shops Collegiate Pride Inc. Collegiate Pride Inc. offers promotional, printable, customized apparel in a variety of options for men, women, children, and infants. They also carry high quality products that are great for any corporate event or tradeshow. 814‑237‑4377; collegiateprideinc.com

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Shopping in Happy Valley Dwellings Dwellings is a progressive urban lifestyle retailer that provides its customers with unique, fashionable and trend‑setting products. Unlike the competition, they strive to fully embrace the individual. By hand selecting each product with function and originality in mind, they branch away from traditional conformism. 570‑524‑9444; dwellingsathome.com Home Reflections With collections by Vera Bradley, John Medieros and others, Home Reflections has everything you need to spruce up your home or Mount Nittany Vineyard & Winery office, and accessorize your life! 814‑ 234‑1620; homereflections.us

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Lions Pride Looking to sport the newest blue and white gear, but live out of town? Order online with Lions Pride and they’ll ship anywhere in the contiguous 48 states for a flat $5 fee. Get your Penn State apparel for men, women, children, or infants. 814‑234‑2153; lions‑pride.com Woolrich Flagship Store & Outlet A perfect day trip destination from Happy Valley is a visit to the Woolrich Flagship

Store & Outlet in Woolrich, Pennsylvania, the village where the company was founded in 1830. 570‑769‑7401; woolrich.com

Penn State Merchandise Collegiate Pride Inc. Collegiate Pride Inc. offers promotional, printable, customized apparel in a variety of options for men, women, children, and infants. They also carry high quality products that are great for any corporate event or tradeshow. 814‑237‑4377; collegiateprideinc.com Harper’s Clothing More than 80 years ago, Harper’s opened its doors with a relentless commitment to providing its customers with the best of the best. Today, in the company’s third generation, they are regarded as one of the area’s great clothing stores. They offer free custom alterations by their European tailors and have fashion coordinators as part of their ripe tradition. 814‑238‑4767; harpersshopformen.com Hound Dog Tours Aka Happy Valley Tickets. Looking for Penn State tickets? How about tickets to the lat‑ est concert? Hound Dog Tours offers tickets to every game, concert and event available. Contact them today to get your tickets. 814‑237‑5204; hounddogtours.com


Shopping in Happy Valley Lions Pride Looking to sport the newest blue and white gear, but live out of town? Order online with Lions Pride and they’ll ship anywhere in the contiguous 48 states for a flat $5 fee. Get your Penn State apparel for men, women, children, or infants. 814‑234‑2153; lions‑pride.com Moyer Jewelers We feature the world’s largest selection of Penn State jewelry and Nittany Lion charms. We also specialize in diamond and colored gemstone jewelry. Call us at 800‑648‑8494, if you have any ques‑ tions, or stop in to visit us at 100 East College Avenue, Downtown State College. 800‑648‑8494; Moyerjewelers.com

Sports & Outdoors Lincoln Caverns Discover Lincoln Caverns and Whisper Rocks, where the splendor of nature’s handiwork has been protected and preserved for your visit since they were first discovered in 1930 and 1941. Explore winding passageways and splendid rooms containing massive flowstones, thousands of delicate stalactites,

pure white calcite and sparkling crystals. Experience a fascinating and worthwhile family adventure where special attention is given to each and every guest ‑ both the young and young at heart. Enjoy a one hour educational and entertain‑ ing interpretive tour which includes both caverns for one reasonable admission. Share the tradition of three genera‑ tions of hospitality, education and cave conservation. Your visit will remain a striking memory. 814‑643‑0268; lincolncaverns.com

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Off‑The‑Rack Outfit‑ ters Visit Off‑The‑Rack Outfitters at Medlar Field at Lubrano Park to the see all the latest Spikes merchandise as well as a wide selec‑ tion of Penn State apparel. They are open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Don’t forget you can shop at Off the Rack Outfitters online 24 hours, 7 days a week! 814‑863‑5084; spikes.milbstore.com

Penns Valley Outfitters A recreational rental and eco‑friendly general store located in the heart of Millheim, offering natural and organic dry goods, vitamins, outdoor clothing and accessories. seasonal rentals include bicycles, kayaks, water tubes and more! Rental season begins in March. Open Thur.‑Sat. 10 a.m.‑6 p.m., Sun. Noon‑3 p.m. 112 E. Main St., Millheim 16854; 814‑349‑5260; pennsvalleyoutfitters.com Shaver’s Creek Located in the heart of central Pennsylvania, Shaver’s Creek is Penn State’s nature center, offer‑ ing fun and educational environ‑ mental programs and events for the whole community! We invite you to visit our nature center, hike our trails, meet the birds of prey in our Raptor Center, and explore the hands‑on exhibits and live reptiles in our Discovery Room. There is no shortage of things to do at Shaver’s Creek, where we’ve been inspiring

discovery since 1976! 814‑863‑2000; shaverscreek.org Trail2Creek.com Your only site for Pennsylvania outdoor adventures! Hiking, biking, canoeing, snow shoeing, rock climbing and fly fishing are just a few of the activities Trail2Creek.com can outfit you for. Trail2Creek is your guide to the Pennsyvlania outdoors! Trail2creek.com Tussey Mountain Outfitters This retail shop specializes in quality canoes, kayaks, paddle sport gear and repairs. It is conveniently located next to the Sunnyside Paddle Park that features a permanent slalom course to train on and is the perfect place to demo canoes and kayaks. Check out their website for various outings and rental packages. Happy paddling! tusseymountainoutfitters.com

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What to Do Nine Inch Nails will visit the Bryce Jordan Center on October 19th.

Big Ten basketball, as well as some of the top‑name performers in the music entertain‑ ment industry. 814‑863‑5500; bjc.psu.edu

Attractions Arts & Culture 365 Film Group From the Film Group: “The 365 Days film team wasn’t trying to prove anything. But we observed everything. We had no interest in creating controversy. But we documented it. We’re not suggesting that anyone seeks justice, nor are we saying anyone should move on. We witnessed some of the events of November 2011 and observed the emotions, when Happy Valley went topsy turvy. Sometimes intensely. Each viewer will ultimately be responsible for deciding what is important and what to take away from the documentary 365 Days: A Year in Happy Valley.” 365daysthefilm.com Bryce Jordan Center The Bryce Jordan Center, located on campus, is centrally located on the campus of the Pennsylvania State University, is centrally located within the state of Pennsylvania and the only entertainment facility of its size in the region. The 16,000 seat Jordan Center hosts circuses, sports exhibitions, family shows, commencements, lectures, and

Center for the Performing Arts Penn State’s premier venue for performing arts! Each year, dozens of performers— from comedians, to musicians, to opera singers—take the stage. 814‑863‑0255; cpa.psu.edu Palmer Museum of Art The Palmer Art Museum, right in the middle of campus on Curtin Road, has been the leading art gallery in the area since its opening in 1972. Its bold facade was part of a major renovation and expansion in 1993, with the Museum now housing 11 galleries. Along with permanent fixtures, featured exhibits change around the same time semesters do; see their website for what’s next and for related events. And... admission is FREE! 814‑865‑7672; palmermuseum.psu.edu The State Theatre The State Theatre is a non‑profit community theatre in the heart of State College. The Theatre is dedicated to servicing the Centre

County region by providing a venue for performing arts, including, but not limited to music, theatre, dance, opera, independent and classic films, family programming, and so much more. 814‑272‑0606; thestatetheatre.org

Happy Valley Hotspots Altoona Railroaders Memorial Museum and Horseshoe Curve National Historic Landmark The museum is housed in the historic 1882 Master Mechanics Building that once was home to the extensive testing labs of the “Pennsy.” Visit three floors of exhibits and enjoy historic films in the Norfolk Southern Theater. At the Horseshoe Curve, approxi‑ mately 40 miles from State College, you can ride to the track elevation on board the single track funicular or walk the beautifully scenic steps to the top. 814‑946‑0834; railroadcity.com Boalsburg Heritage Museum Come visit the birth place of Memorial Day and learn about historic Boalsburg, PA. The museum property includes a light house, back barn, and summer kitchen in

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addition to the main attraction, the Sarah Sweet house. Recent exhibits include “Three Ladies and the Birth of Tradition” about the inception of Memorial Day and a collection of Civil War era long rifles from Philip Sauerlender. 814‑466‑3035; boalsburgheritagemuseum.org Dayze Gone Bye Carriage Rides Our horse drawn carriages feature a unique look into life in days gone by offering a variety of tours from our home. Enjoy our scenic “Big Valley” with its unique blend of three Amish Cultures seen no where else in the world, beautiful foliage and a view into “The Good Old Days” when life was simpler. Come enjoy our place or let us come to you. Available Monday through Saturday all year long by reservation or chance. Hope to see you soon! 814‑ 553‑5149; dayzegonebye.com Happy Valley Tours Happy Valley Tours, LLC is a new, locally owned and operated touring company. They use The Segway Personal Transporter


What to Do as a way of seeing Centre County as never before. They will work primarily in the University Park, State College, and Boalsburg Areas, although they can transport their equipment anywhere. They will be based out of Tussey Mountain Ski Resort from mid‑May through October. All activities will start and end there during this time period. They might offer an indoor setting starting in November. 814‑231‑0141. happyvalleytours.net Lincoln Caverns Discover Lincoln Caverns and Whisper Rocks, where the splendor of nature’s handiwork has been protected and preserved for your visit since they were first discovered in 1930 and 1941. Explore winding passageways and splendid rooms containing massive

flowstones, thousands of delicate stalactites, pure white calcite and sparkling crystals. Experience a fascinating and worthwhile family adventure where special attention is given to each and every guest ‑ both the young and young at heart. Enjoy a one hour educational and entertaining interpretive tour which includes both caverns for one reasonable admission. Share the tradition of three generations of hospitality, education and cave conservation. Your visit will remain a striking memory. 814‑643‑0268; lincolncaverns.com Mount Nittany Vineyard and Winery They are your local vineyard & winery in the heart of Lion Country and a Penn State tradition for more than 20 years. Come visit

them at their mountainside location above the historic village of Linden Hall and taste their award‑winning wines. Winery tours by appointment. Hours: Tues.‑Fri 1:30‑5pm, Sat. 10‑5pm, & Sun. 12:30‑4pm. 814‑466‑6373; 300 Houser Rd., Centre Hall, PA 16828 (7 miles east of State College). mtnittanywinery.com Pennsylvania Military Museum The Museum, located in Boalsburg, recounts the story of Commonwealth citizens who served our country in defense of the nation. Their sacrifice is highlighted through exhibits and artifacts that are documented by the museum’s excellent collection of vehicles and small arms. 814‑466‑6263; pamilmuseum.org

Pegula Ice Arena Visitors will experience some of the best ame‑ nities college hockey has to offer. Pegula Ice Arena features an interactive history of Penn State Hockey, as well as concession stands, suites, loge boxes and club seats. In addition, the arena’s ability to house state‑of‑ the‑art media and broadcasting facilities allows us to host NHL and AHL games, bringing hockey’s best to State College. The Happy Valley community will also be able to take advantage of the community rink, which will be open approximately 360 days per year for public use, and hosts local youth hockey and skating programs. Gopsusports.com Penn’s Cave and Wildlife Park Penn’s Cave and Wildlife Park is America’s only all‑water cavern and wildlife park.

Every Friday evening in October, 6 ’til 9pm SPECIAL FINAL NIGHT October 26, 6 ’til 10pm

Reservations recommended: 814-364-1664 or info@pennscave.com

222 Penns Cave Road, Centre Hall

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What to Do Don’t worry about the weather outside. It’s always 52 degrees inside the cave. Plus, don’t miss their amazing wildlife park with bears, mountain lions, and even wolves. New to Penn’s Cave this season, the Cave Rock Mountain Tour of the wildlife grounds provide an exciting off‑road trail experience. 814‑364‑1664; pennscave.com Penn State Ice Rink The Penn State Ice Rink provides year round ice skating opportunities for the entire com‑ munity. 814‑865‑4102; athletics.psu.edu/ rec/icerink/index.asp Raystown Lake Region Located in central Pennsylvania’s Allegheny Mountains, Raystown Lake is the heart of Huntingdon County and home to year round outdoor fun. Check out bed & breakfasts,

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lodges, campgrounds, and other places to stay! 814‑658‑0060; raystown.org Seven Mountains Wine Cellars Spend time at the tasting bar or join friends on the spacious outdoor patio for a glass of their award winning wines. Visit for a winery tour and tasting. Located one mile off of US Route 322 between Lewistown and State College. 814‑364‑1000; sevenmountainswinecellars.com Shaver’s Creek Environmental Center Penn State’s environmental center offers fun and educational events for the whole community. Located in Petersburg, Shaver’s Creek has hiking trails, hands‑on exhibits and more. 814‑863‑2000; shaverscreek.org

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What to Do State College Farmers Market Tuesdays and Fridays host the State College Farmer’s Market where you can find fresh produce, organic foods, flowers, meats and more in addition to live bands and entertain‑ ment that frequently stop by. Markets are held on Locust Lane in Downtown State College. Established in 1976, all members of the farmers market are Happy Valley residents. statecollegefarmers.com Tussey Mountain This all‑season resort has fun for families and friends all year long—mov‑ ies, concerts, special events and more, plus the Fun Center! Enjoy affordable, fun activities, from Go‑Karts to Golf, the Centre Community Skate Park to the brand new Mountain Mini‑Golf course and zipline, there’s something for everyone. It won’t be long before the flakes are flying and Tussey becomes your spot for winter fun, too! tusseymountain.com

Way Fruit Farm Six generations of the Way family have lived on and worked the Way Fruit Farm. The current farm store and cold storage facility, originally built in 1958 by Elwood and Emily Way, have been remodeled and expanded in 2009, and now boasts a bakery and café. There is also plenty of new retail space where you’ll find their own fruits, and local vegetables, meats, cheeses, milk, bulk food items, canned preserves, apple butter, pickles, relishes, salsas and so much more! 814-692‑5211; wayfruitfarm.com

Movie Theaters The State Theatre The State Theatre in Downtown State Col‑ lege is Happy Valley’s premier entertainment venue. From concerts, to musicals, to mov‑ ies, the State Theatre has it all. Check out the State Theatre’s website for upcoming films and showtimes. 814‑272‑0606; thestatetheatre.org

College 9 Located behind Lowes off North Atherton Street. 814‑272‑3050; uecmovies.com/ locations/Info.aspx?ID=6 Premiere Theater12 Located next to the Best Western Inn and Suites off East College Avenue. 814‑861‑5006; uecmovies.com/locations/ Info.aspx?ID=10

Golf Courses Penn State Golf Courses Two 18‑hole courses—the Blue and White—and an array of practice facilities provide the home‑field for the men’s and women’s golf teams. The Blue Course hosts the annual Men’s Rutherford Intercollegiate and the Women’s Nittany Lion Invitational, while the White Course provides a challeng‑ ing alternative. Both are open to the public. 814‑865‑GOLF; pennstategolfcourses.com

Toftrees Golf Resort & Conference Center It’s been awarded 4½ stars as one of Golf Digest magazines’ places to play and is rated as one of Pennsylvania’s “Best resort/ public golf courses.” Toftrees Golf Club is gently cradled in the heart of Pennsylvania’s rolling green hills. Located just 2 miles west of Beaver Stadium, this Centre County gem offers 1,500 acres of rolling hills for a leisurely and refreshing experience. 814‑238‑760; toftreesgolf.com Tussey Mountain Par 3 Golf Come check out the newest miniature golf course in Central PA, the Mountain MiniGolf course! This 18 hole, Par 42 course is fun for all ages and abilities. Tussey also has a par 3 golf course with nine holes and mul‑ tiple tee locations for variety in playing more than a standard nine. Feeling rusty in your swing? Take advantage of Tussey’s driving range with more than 400 yards of driving space. 814‑466‑6266; tusseymountain.com

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Where to Eat Gamble Mill Restaurant & Microbrewery

Restaurants While in town, log on to HappyValley.com for delivery and takeout at all of your favorite State College restaurants! bar bleu Socializing and sports viewing awaits at bar bleu. Don’t miss a minute of the action on 22 true 1080i HDMI high‑definition, flat‑screen monitors displaying the night’s college and pro match‑ups. The bar serves up 16 draft beers plus crafted cocktails, including the “Fishbowl,” concocted in its own 43‑ounce tank! Pub fare featuring authentic Kansas City style barbecue is smoked daily on site. 814‑237‑0374; dantesinc.com/locations/bar‑bleu Belinda’s Port Matilda Hotel Enjoy classic American tavern fare at the Port Matilda Hotel & Tavern. Come as you are and try their homemade soups and Friday fish fry all year long. There are six rooms available for rent onsite. It is truly the best place you have never been. 814‑692‑4097

Brother’s NY Style Pizza Located in the heart of beautiful Bellefonte, PA, Brother’s N.Y. Style Pizzeria offers traditional toppings for their pizzas, calzones and strombolis. Cold and Hot Subs (made from home‑made rolls) and Wedges ranging from Italian to meatball and peppers. Ask about their soups, fresh salads, and group platters! Delivery to Bellefonte, Milesburg, Pleasant Gap, and most surrounding areas. They have Specials every day of the week. 814‑355‑5581 Bonfatto’s This iconic restaurant has been in business since 1919 and features a trademarked Bonzana Sub, a Happy Valley favorite for 50 years. It boasts an extensive made‑from‑scratch menu, full bar and wine list, meeting room, and even a drive‑up window. 814‑353‑3330; bonfattos.com Carnegie Inn & Spa From daily breakfasts to elegantly prepared hors d’oeuvres and dinners, dining at Carnegie Inn & Spa is as spectacular as it is relaxing. Dine in the library while savoring a favorite cocktail or glass of wine from the Wine Spectator award‑winning list. 814‑234‑2424; carnegieinnandspa.com

Carvers Deli and Barbecue Carvers Deli and Barbecue is a family‑owned restaurant that prepares their food the way others wish they could. Deli meats are cooked in house, soups are homemade, and their wood‑smoked barbecue is always tender and juicy. They offer dine in, takeout and delivery, and can meet all of your catering needs. 814‑237‑0620; carversdeliandbbq.com Damon’s Grill Just moments from Beaver Stadium, Damon’s is a favorite for sports fans and families. With three separate dining environments, you’ll always catch your team on any of their 11 big screens and 17 plasma TVs. They have 14 beers on draft, weeknight value specials like $7.99 Burger Mondays, All‑You‑Can‑Eat ribs for $15.99 on Tuesday or All‑You‑Can‑Eat regular or boneless wings $11.99 every Wednesday. Follow on Facebook at Damon’s Bar and Grill in State College. 814‑237‑6300; damons.com The Deli Restaurant Since 1973, The Deli has served up New York‑style deli favorites on an American menu, offering everything from comfort

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food to pub favorites all made from scratch. Soups, breads, sauces, and award‑winning desserts are all homemade early in the morning. Look for their rotating menu of food‑themed festivals throughout the year. 814‑237‑5710; Dantesinc.com/locations/ the‑deli‑z‑bar Dolce Vita Desserts Conveniently located just off of College Avenue in the Village of Lemont, Dolce Vita Desserts offers many tempting treats baked fresh in our shop every day. Cupcakes, gourmet cookies, brownies and cannoli are among the favorite treats offered to our walk in customers. Custom cakes are made to order for every occasion for those who plan ahead. Birthday and care packages are available for delivery to PSU students. Stop in and experience a taste of ‘the sweet life’ at Dolce Vita! 814‑470‑6046; dvdesserts.com Down Under Steak House 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


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well as fresh sandwiches and salads served in a comfortable family atmosphere. Their popular lounge offers specialty cocktails, beers, and wines. 814‑234‑8000; toftrees.com/dining_downunder.php Duffy’s Dining at Duffy’s gives you a taste of the past. The intimate dining room offers a full fine‑dining menu, while the tavern is an authentic 19th‑century pub where it’s easy to envision a rowdy crowd gathered around the bar. They are also equipped with banquet and meeting rooms. 814‑466‑6241; duffystavern.com Fiddlehead Cafe Fiddlehead is the hottest soup and salad cafe in State College. They make their soups from scratch daily and their salads are made to order using fresh, locally‑sourced ingredients. 814‑237‑0595; fiddleheadstatecollege.com Gamble Mill Restaurant & Microbrewery A true piece of Americana, this historic mill restaurant and microbrewery offers in‑house craft beers. Experience bold American flavors by exploring their casual pub menu or fine dining options with six to seven of their own craft brews on tap. The Gamble Mill offers a Brewer’s Club, takeout growlers, outdoor seating, catering, and space for large private functions. Lunch: Mon‑Sat 11:30‑2; Dinner: Mon‑Sat 5‑9/10; Chalkboard Sundays 4‑8.

All credit cards accepted. 814‑355‑7764; gamblemill.com Gardens Restaurant The Penn Stater’s restaurant offers sophisticated dining and classic cuisine with an American flair. This restaurant also offers guests a sumptuous Sunday Brunch and the expansive America’s Bounty Buffets on both Friday and Saturday evenings. 814‑863‑5090; thepennstaterhotel. psu.edu/ThePennStaterHotel/dining/ the‑gardens.cfm

Harrison’s Wine Grill & Catering Come in, pull up a chair and savor a glass of wine, a cocktail or perhaps, a delicious, local micro‑brew on tap at Harrison’s Wine Grill. Take your time and consider a menu that reflects Chef Hi‑Way Pizza Harrison’s love of local ingredients and the cuisine of California’s wine country. His creations are often California‑style fusion foods: colorful dishes with many different layers of flavor from a variety of cultures and influences. If this sounds too adventurous, rest assured there are

traditional favorites made for the more conservative palate. We also have a variety of choices for children on Harrison’s Kids Menu. Harrison’s is upscale yet casual, and a favorite of State College locals, Penn State alumni and students. 814‑237‑4422; harrisonsmenu.com Herwig’s Austrian Bistro Everything at Herwig’s is prepared in the morning for that day and evening (Brandy even makes every bratwurst from scratch, using meat from a local butcher shop). So if they run out of food, they close... Maybe it’s due to their generous portions, but generosity is what they’re all about. 814‑272‑0738; herwigsaustrianbistro.com Hi‑Way Pizza The State College tradition for nearly 50

Gigi’s Restaurant & Wine Lounge A tremendous addition to the happy Valley food scene! Old world sophistication meets modern elegance in the beautifully renovated Gigi’s. Seasonal chef‑prepared menu, plus small plates and extensive drink options. Patio seating is available when weather permits. Friday and Saturday nights, are Martini Nights, plus Raw Bar beginning at 5 p.m. Happy Hour features $2 off wine and $3 off large domestic drafts, as well as $2 Sliders and much more. 814‑861‑3463; gigisdining.com Happy Valley Catering by Pizza Mia Pizza Mia is offering the same mouth watering, in‑house style pizza, wings, subs and salads that has earned their reputation. 814‑355‑3738; happyvalleycatering.com

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Where to Eat years, nobody does it better than Hi‑Way! Offering over 29 varieties of hand‑spun pizzas made from scratch with an endless combination of toppings. Their vodka “flaky” crust and red stuffed pizzas are simply a must have. Hi‑Way’s menu rounds out with pasta dishes, calzones, grinders, salads, and other Italian specialties. Eat‑in, take‑out, or Hi‑Way delivery. 814‑237‑0375; dantesinc.com/locations/ hi‑way‑pizza Hoag’s Catering at Celebration Hall Owned and operated by the Moerschbacher family for 65 years, Hoag’s specializes in off‑site catering, event rentals, and on‑site events at Celebration Hall. They offer the best quality food & service that allows customers to truly be a guest at their own party. The banquet & meeting facility is

fully equipped with tables, chairs, linen, restroom facilities, and can handle small and large groups up to 250 people. Convenient free parking is available on site. When you decide you wish to use this facility for your meeting or special occasion, please feel free to contact them so they can help you with the final details. 814‑238‑0824; hoagscatering.com HomeD Pizzeria HomeD has the biggest menu in the area. With its homemade desserts, sauce and dough, pizza from the wood‑fired brick oven and craft beer from the in‑house brewery Robin Hood Brewery, HomeD Pizzeria has everything you can ask for in a restaurant. Visit the State College or Bellefonte location and enjoy the outdoor patio and firepit. 814‑357‑8399, 814‑237‑7777;

homedeliverypizza.net India Pavilion Exotic Indian Cuisine Enjoy an upscale and elegant meal in one of State College’s most unique restaurants. Lunch buffets offered Tuesday‑Sunday from 11:30 a.m.‑2:30p.m. with more than six main courses and additional South Indian selections on the weekends. 814‑237‑3400; indiapavilion.net Inferno Brick Oven & Bar With a casual yet sophisticated atmosphere, Inferno is a place to see and be seen. A full‑service bar boasts a unique specialty wine, beer and cocktail menu. Inferno offers a contemporary Neapolitan brick‑oven experience featuring a focused menu of artisan pizzas and other modern‑Italian plates. Lunch and dinner service transitions into night

with a boutique nightclub with dance‑floor lighting, club sound system, and the area’s most talented resident DJs. 814‑237‑5718; Dantesinc.com/locations/inferno Kelly’s Steak & Seafood Kelly’s has quickly become the premier dining experience for steak and seafood lovers. 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. Shipments of carefully selected fresh beef, seafood and poultry arrive daily. Kelly’s is also the only restaurant in the region with a live lobster tank! 814‑466‑6251; kellys‑steak.com Legends This casual pub offers classic dishes for

GRILL & SPORTS BAR

• Clubhouse with 7 big screens • Great weeknight food and drink specials • 3 private banquets rooms for any occasion • Happy Hour every Monday - Friday 1/2 price drinks and apps! • Tailgate packages available featuring ribs, wings, pulled pork and more! • Best place to watch Sports in State College, NFL Sunday Ticket and ESPN College Gameplan…Don’t miss a snap!

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Where to Eat lunch and dinner in a warm atmosphere. Have a beer with friends and catch the game or enjoy a delicious meal with the whole family. Huge sandwiches, salads, and appetizers are featured. 814‑863‑5080; pshs.psu.edu/PennStater.psdine Lodge at Tussey Mountain The Lodge at Tussey Mountain invites you to be our guest! We are available to host your next big event ‑ large or small, indoor or outdoor! We will surely provide you with an event to remember. We have a fully equipped kitchen, bar and courteous staff who will accommodate you in every way. We hope that you will visit us at The Lodge at Tussey Mountain and see both our indoor and outdoor facilities. We can accommodate up to 200 guests indoors and we have plenty of parking on site. 814‑466‑6266; tusseymountain.com/lodge‑winter.php

Mario’s Restaurant Fresh specialty dishes, pasta, sauces, hand‑tossed pizzas, and rotisserie wood‑grilled chicken all made from scratch are just a few reasons why Mario’s is authentically Italian! At the heart of it all is a specialty wood‑fired pizza oven and rotis‑ serie that imparts rustic flavors that can’t be beat! Mario’s loves wine, honored with six consecutive Wine Spectator awards and a wine list of over 550 Italian selections. Ma‑ rio’s even pours 12 rotating specialty bottles on their WineStation® state‑of‑the‑art preservation system. Reservations and walk‑Ins welcome. 814‑234‑4273; Dantesinc.com/locations/marios/ Mt. Nittany Inn Why eat just anywhere when you can dine on top of the world, or at least on top of the

Otto’s Pub & Brewery

mountain between Centre Hall and Pleasant Gap, overlooking beautiful Penn’s Valley. The breathtaking view, combined with fresh, deli‑

cious menu offerings, make the Mt. Nittany Inn the perfect choice for lunch, dinner, or Sunday brunch. 814‑364‑9363; mtnittanyinn.com

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Where to Eat Penn State Hospitality Penn State University offers two full‑service hotels, each with its own atmosphere and modern amenities. Both feature gracious accommodations, exceptional service, a choice of dining experience and state‑of‑the‑art facilities for conferences, banquets and social events. 814‑863‑5014; Pshs.psu.edu

Saints Café

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Otto’s Pub & Brewery The only brewery in State College, it’s THE place for fresh food and fresh beer. Their American cuisine is made with local ingredi‑ ents, and the beer is brewed onsite. They get their beef from a local farm, whose cows get to enjoy spent grain of the brewing process! Many menu items, like wings and fondue, fea‑ ture beers as a centerpiece. 814‑867‑6886; ottospubandbrewery.com

P.J. Harrigan’s The award‑winning Ramada Conference Center’s on‑site restaurant is packed with authentic memorabilia from the sports and entertainment worlds. Take advantage of specials like $5 appetizers during Happy Hour weekdays from 5‑7 p.m. and half price on ALL drinks Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday. Or come for their Express Lunch, available every day from 11 a.m.‑2 p.m. and get two hot soups, a hot entree, fresh bread, and a variety of salads for $6.99! 814‑235‑3009; pjharrigans.com Pizza Mia! Known for its crust, Pizza Mia hand‑tosses its dough from spring harvest flour, specially‑filtered Bellefonte spring water, 100% extra virgin olive oil, premium harvest gold raw cane sugar, salt, and yeast. Check out their huge menu of pizzas, wraps, and wings. 814‑355‑3738; bellefontepizzamia.com

Now Open 7 Days a Week Lunch Buffet: 11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. 222 E. Calder Way 237-3400 www.indiapavilion.net

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Rumors Lounge at The Atherton Hotel With full‑service lunch and snack menus and a variety of specialty cocktails and drinks, Rumors is a favorite spot to enhance formal business meetings at the end of the day or the ideal location to begin a perfect evening of conversation. Rumors also offers breakfast, dinner, and room service menus. 814‑231‑2100; athertonhotel.net Saints Café Established in downtown State College, PA in 1999, this gourmet coffeehouse is known to “lift your spirits” with exceptional drinks and enticing locally‑baked goods. Created in the style of traditional European Cafes, Saint’s Cafe is inspired by travels throughout the world. We’re continuously searching for new ideas and love to share enjoyable new products with our friends in Happy Valley. 814‑238‑5707; statecollegecoffeeshop.com The Saloon Hosting live music every night of the week and a party atmosphere at its core, The Saloon offers a perfect mix of bar meets rock ’n roll. Home of the famed Monkey Boy®, their nationally recognized signature drink, The Saloon has a full‑service bar with over 75 spirits, 16 beers on tap and close to 100 in‑the‑bottle American craft, import, and domestic beers. 814‑234‑1344; HomeOfTheMonkeyBoy.com


Where to Eat Sheetz, Inc. With multiple locations throughout Happy Valley and State College, Sheetz can provide you with fuel for your car and body! Pick up some groceries while you wait for your MTO (made‑to‑order) sandwich, shmuffin, specialty espresso drink and more. 814‑327‑0961; sheetz.com Tarragon Restaurant at The Atherton Hotel Well‑known for its creative menus, relaxing and lovely atmosphere, and meals that are as delicious as they are beautifully prepared, Tarragon boasts an elegant atmosphere. They encourage guests to dress casually and comfortably. 814‑231‑2100; athertonhotel.net Zola New World Bistro

The Way Café & Bakery This cafe boasts simple country food using fresh, local ingredients. The homemade soup, fresh‑baked bread, homegrown and local fruits and vegetables, pork, and cheese used throughout their menu is what sets them apart. They offer a lunch menu Monday through Friday, with a full breakfast and lunch served on Saturdays. 814‑355‑5690; wayfruitfarm.com/deli.php Webster’s Bookstore & Café Webster’s features a great used bookstore and a full cafe, specializing in (but not restricted to) vegan, vegetarian and local foods. We serve only Organic, Shade‑grown, Fair‑trade coffees and stock over 90 loose‑leaf teas, including Matcha, and Elaine’s special blend, good for what ails you! Available in bulk. 814‑272‑1410; webstersbooksandcafe.com Wegmans Offering thousands of fresh and packaged options from their world‑class chefs, and custom coffee creations available from the Wegman’s Café and tons of comfortable in‑store seating and big‑screen TV’s, you can pick up your groceries after eating fresh pizza, sushi, hot and cold salad bar, cookies, sandwiches and much much more! 814‑278‑9000; Wegmans.com

Whiskers The casual lounge at the Nittany Lion Inn serves soups, salads, sandwiches and desserts with seasonal outdoor seating on the garden patio. 814‑865‑8580; nittanylioninn.psu.edu/NittanyLionInn/ Dining/Whiskers.cfm Whistle Stop Restaurant Make the short scenic drive down Route 45. Pass the Round Barn and turn left at the light. The Whistle Stop Restaurant is less than 1/2 mile on the right. Housed in a restored 19th Century railroad station, you will be treated to fresh daily lunch and dinner specials, homemade soups and desserts, and a menu filled with traditional and comfort foods. Don’t miss “the best prime rib anywhere” on Saturday evenings. You can bring your own beer or wine. When you leave here, you can’t wait to come back. 814‑364‑2544; whistlestopcentrehall.com The Deli Restaurant & Z Bar Celebrating American Craft Beer with 57 drafts, a cask‑conditioned “real ale” hand‑pump beer engine, and a 150+ bottle list. American is their thing, but they’ve got crazy good brews from all over the globe and a rotated stock of 30+ respected selections by the bottle/glass. Shot with your beer? Or a snickers martini perhaps? Their back‑bar rocks a crazy collection… you’ll see. 814‑237‑5710; dantesinc.com/ locations/the‑deli‑z‑bar Zola New World Bistro Zola’s menu changes with the season, promising creative entrees made with the freshest, most organic ingredients. 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. Head on over before or after a State Theatre show. 814‑237‑8474; zolabistro.com

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Where to Stay Carnegie Inn & Spa

Hotels The Atherton Hotel Enjoy all the comforts of a full‑service boutique hotel conveniently located just one block from Penn State University in the heart of downtown State College. Amenities and conveniences include complimentary use of Penn State’s pools and Natatorium and of The North Club, Lionheart, and Titan exercise facilities; on‑site exercise facilities; affordable in‑room dining; Lodgenet movies and on demand television; local shuttle services; large, comfortable guest rooms; full service conference and banquet facilities; covered parking; and warm and welcoming staff and service. The Atherton is within walking distance to most all university and downtown restaurants, shops, and venues. 814‑231‑2100; athertonhotel.net The Autoport The Autoport, Pennsylvania’s first motel, is located 1.5 miles from Penn State. They’re open for breakfast at 7 a.m. and serve a Sunday breakfast buffet from 9 a.m. to noon. Other features include lunch and din‑ ner specials, daily half‑priced happies from 5 to 7 p.m., free wi‑fi and HBO, a heated

pool, famous fire pits, nightly entertainment Wednesday through Saturday, and their new separate smoking lounge. 814‑237‑7666; theautoport.com Belinda’s Port Matilda Hotel Enjoy the best American cuisine and tap beers with its own unique atmosphere in Port Matilda, minutes from downtown State College. Stay in one of the special rooms upstairs and experience a Happy Valley landmark. 814‑692‑4097 Best Western Plus University Park Inn & Suites Come stay at one of the newest hotels in Happy Valley. The Best Western Plus offers a hot, complimentary breakfast each morning, an indoor pool and hot tub, a fitness area and a very friendly staff. The hotel also prides itself on being eco‑friendly. 814‑234‑8393; bestwesternstatecolleg‑ ehotel.com Carnegie Inn & Spa From daily breakfasts to elegantly prepared hors d’oeuvres and dinners, dining at Carnegie Inn & Spa is as spectacular as it is relaxing. Dine in the library while savoring a favorite cocktail or glass of wine from

the Wine Spectator award‑winning list. 814‑234‑2424; carnegieinnandspa.com

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Fairfield Inn & Suites State College 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, the Fairfield is less than five years old and offers an ideal location and award‑winning service. Spacious guest rooms feature luxury bed‑ ding, coffeemaker, high‑speed Internet, and individual climate control. After a substantial complimentary breakfast buffet, visit the fitness room and the beautiful indoor pool next to a charming outdoor patio. The Fairfield Inn & Suites is truly a cost‑effective and enjoyable place to enjoy your State College trip. 814‑238‑3871; marriott.com/ hotels

Fairfield Suites Lock Haven When visiting Lock Haven and Happy Valley, choosing the Fairfield Inn & Suites for your business or leisure travel is a great choice. Our hotel is just minutes from all the attractions Lock Haven has to offer, including Lock Haven University campus, the Little League Museum, Penn State and Beaver Stadium, and all the excellent dining options in the area. 570‑263‑5034; filockhavenhotel‑px.rtrk.com

Fairfield Inn & Suites Huntingdon The Platinum Award‑Winning Marriott Fairfield Inn & Suites Huntingdon Raystown Lake Hotel is just minutes from Raystown Lake and Juniata College. This Raystown Lake hotel features 83 guestrooms and suites and is easily accessible to boating, fishing and hiking activities available

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Hampton Inn & Suites Williamsburg Square Step back in time when you come to the Hampton Inn & Suites hotel in State College at Williamsburg Square. Their colonial‑style hotel in State College has the old‑world feel of the Revolutionary 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


Where to Stay mile away. Want to explore downtown State College? Just four miles from their lobby. 814‑231‑1899; hamptoninn.com Holiday Inn Express This friendly, award‑winning hotel is located just off Interstate 99/U.S. 220 (322 By‑ pass) minutes from downtown State College and in the heart of Centre County. Situated only five minutes from campus, Beaver Stadium, and the Bryce Jordan Center, the hotel features newly updated guest rooms, lobby, breakfast area, and fitness room. The Boardroom has meeting space for 8 and the Williamsburg Room has space for up to 75. With a free breakfast each morning and four popular restaurants within easy walking dis‑ tance, the Holiday Inn Express State College is a great place to stay!. 814‑867‑1800; hiexpress.com

Nittany Lion Inn Located 1.1 miles from downtown, it’s the only hotel on campus. Amenities include a fitness center, putting green, gift shop, free internet, and conference and banquet facili‑ ties. Food and beverages available through the dining room and on‑site Whiskers Lounge. AAA Four Diamond Award Hotel; 814‑863‑5000; nittanylioninn.psu.edu

Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel Located three miles from downtown, you’ll find fun, food, and friends at the Penn Stater. Amenities include a pool, fitness center, free internet, and conference and banquet facilities. Dine in the onsite Gardens Restaurant or Legends Lounge. 814‑863‑5050; thepennstaterhotel.psu.edu

PA‑Reservations.com Planning a last‑minute trip to Happy Valley? Wondering who still has rooms available for football season? PA‑Reservations has had you covered since 1999! With the click of a mouse, you’ll gain access to inns, guests rooms, resorts, cabins, and houses! Their well‑maintained properties are inspected and approved for the safety and comfort of their guests. pa‑reservations.com

Quality Inn Milesburg Located off exit 158 of I‑80, the Quality Inn Milesburg is just 11 miles from State College. Features include a complimentary continental breakfast, on‑site lounge, indoor pool, and fitness center. Offering an afford‑ able lodging option with easy access to Penn State University, Beaver Stadium, and the Bryce Jordan Center. 814‑355‑7521; qualityinn.com

SpringHill Suites State College One exit from Penn State, SpringHill Suites by Marriott State College is the only all‑studio suite choice among local 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 sepa‑ rate spaces to work and relax, along with thoughtful amenities to help you get the most out of your stay, like free high‑speed Internet access, a pantry with mini‑fridge, coffee maker, and microwave with a comfortable seating area including a pullout sofa bed. After a rejuvenating sleep in their signature bed, start your day with their free Suite Seasons hot and healthy breakfast buffet. An indoor pool and workout facility provide the perfect opportunity to unwind. 814‑867‑1807; marriott.com

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Where to Stay Toftrees Golf Resort & Conference Center Central Pennsylvania’s only Golf Resort and Conference Center is 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 ambiance surround you amid the splendor of this natural and pristine setting in the heart of Pennsylvania’s panoramic landscape. 814‑234‑8000 or 800‑252‑3551; toftrees.com Carnegie Inn & Spa Located in Toftrees, one mile from Penn State University, the Carnegie Inn & Spa offers guests luxurious accommodations with 21 uniquely appointed guestrooms, each with a private soaking tub and Frette Linens. Voted “Best Fine Dining” in State College, the Carnegie Inn & Spa is a AAA Four Diamond award‑winning property and is perfect for corporate retreats, intimate small weddings, and family reunions. The boutique hotel offers travelers the comforts, charm, and warm hospitality of a European Country Inn. 814‑234‑2424; carnegiein‑ nandspa.com Comfort Suites Relax and recharge at the Comfort Suites, located behind T.G.I. Friday’s off of North Atherton Street. Enjoy room to breathe with their 100% non‑smoking suites, indoor pool and spa, fitness room, free Internet, and de‑ luxe continental breakfast. 814‑235‑1900; comfortsuites.com Country Inn & Suites Relax at the brand new Country Inn & Suites, located one mile from downtown and PSU. Enjoy a deluxe hot breakfast buffet in their grand breakfast area, freshly baked cookies on arrival, and refrigerators, microwaves, and safes in every room. “Friends hosting friends” is their motto. 814‑234‑6000; countryinns.com

Days Inn Penn State Located centrally downtown. Full‑service, indoor pool, fitness center, internet, conference and banquet facilities with a business center. Mad Mex and Brewsky’s Bottle Shop located on‑site. 814‑238‑8454; lioncountrylodging.com Econo Lodge Bellefonte Located five miles from downtown in historic Bellefonte. Free internet and free breakfast. 814‑355‑5561; econolodge.com Hilton Garden Inn Located 1.7 miles from downtown. Includes a pool, fitness center, free internet, conference facilities, and business center. Harrison’s Wine Grill and Catering on site. 814‑272‑1221; lioncountrylodging.com Nittany Budget Motel Located 3.1 miles from downtown. Offers Internet, free coffee, and light breakfast. Brewsky’s Bottle Shop located on‑site and Gigi’s Restaurant adjacent to the property. Pet friendly. 814‑238‑0015; lioncountry‑ lodging.com Quality Inn Located 1.7 miles from downtown. Internet, conference room. Free deluxe breakfast. Pet friendly. 814‑234‑1600; lioncountrylodging.com

Sleep Inn Designed to dream at the State College Sleep Inn, located behind T.G.I. Friday’s off of North Atherton Street. Your satisfac‑ tion couldn’t be simpler at the Sleep Inn, featuring over‑sized showers, free breakfast, high speed Internet, and fitness center. 814‑235‑1020; sleepinn.com Super 8 Located 1.7 miles from downtown. Fitness center, internet, gathering room, and free breakfast. Brewsky’s Bottle Shop next door. 814‑237‑8005; lioncountrylodging.com

Bed & Breakfasts Bed & 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 guest rooms, each with its own private bathroom. Another bonus: each room has a gorgeous view of either Mt. Nittany or Tussey Mountain! 814‑466‑6100; therockgardenbandb.com Centre Mills Bed & Breakfast Stay in their lovely 1813 mill‑owner’s home, which is listed on the National Reg‑

ister of Historic Places. Their fully‑restored stone house sits on 26 acres in the heart of Brush Valley’s Amish farm community but they are still close by to restaurants and shopping! 814‑349‑8000; centremills.com Chatelaine Bed and Breakfast Located six miles from Penn State’s campus, the Chatelaine Bed and Breakfast offers a luxurious escape for visitors and alumni. The Chatelaine was built in 1841 and serves as a perfect getaway in the shade of Tussey Mountain. Spend a night in one of the Chatelaine’s Empire/Federal‑style rooms, featuring fireplaces, canopy beds, and private baths, or book your wed‑ ding, bridal shower, or anniversary party. 814‑238‑2028; chatelainebandb.com Mountain Hideaway 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 offers a queen‑sized bed, full private bath, gas fireplace, central air, DirecTV, and high‑speed wireless internet. 814‑692‑4980; mthideaway.com

Ramada Conference Center Located 1.4 miles from downtown. Indoor and outdoor pool, recreation center, free internet, business center, conference and banquet facilities. P.J. Harrigan’s restaurant on site. 814‑238‑3001; ramadasc.com Rodeway Inn Rodeway Inn is only two blocks from Penn State University and one mile from down‑ town State College. Beaver Stadium and the Bryce Jordan Center are just two miles away. Enjoy a free continental breakfast as well as free high‑speed Internet access. 814‑238‑6783; rodewayinn.com Carnegie Inn & Spa

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Where to Stay Our Fair Lady B&B Located just nine miles from Penn State’s campus lies Our Fair Lady, a Victorian Bed & Breakfast. Built in 1883, this historic property features four guest rooms with queen‑sized feather beds. Enjoy the sights and sounds of downtown Bellefonte located just blocks away. Escape the commotion of downtown State College. 814‑355‑1117; ourfairladybnb.com

on the campground and fish in our stocked fish‑ ing pond. Explore one of the many caves, visit Victorian Bellefonte, Piper Aviation Museum, or view Amish farms. 814‑344‑7912; koa. com/campgrounds/ Bellefonte

The Queen Enjoy an evening of Victorian pastimes year round. Relax by the fireplace in the foyer surrounded by a collection of antiques. Common areas for guests include a Victorian parlour with working victrola, player piano and steroptic viewer. Sit on the front porch and listen to the quiet while sipping a mint tea and watch the neighbors enjoy caring for their beautiful homes. Walk to the historic commercial district and purchase that unique gift or enjoy fine dining in a charming Victorian village. 814‑355‑7946; thequeenbnb.com

Black Moshannon Lodge Nestled in the nearly 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 summer to hunt or kayak, or for a hiking or fishing trip. Your hosts, Curt and Tracy, provide all the comfort of your home—full kitchen, modern bathroom, beds for up to eight guests (with linens!), and a large back porch with a fire ring. 814‑592‑8859; blackmoshannonlodge.com

Lodges, Cabins & Campgrounds Aaronsburg Farm Stay at Woodward Crossings Experience the ambiance of Woodward Crossings’ two private vacation suites with fully equipped kitchens. Choose one of their convenient packages (from romance to fish‑ ing and relaxation) for a stay in the heart of Amish Country. 814‑349‑4484; woodwardcrossings.com Bellefonte KOA Happy Kamping in Happy Valley! Come experience all natural and rural beauty mixed with the rich culture of nearby Penn State University. We invite you to try some fly‑fishing in the best native trout streams in the east. Drop a line for the big bass in nearby Bald Eagle State Park, or stay right

Happy Valley Retreats Planning a last‑minute weekend trip to Happy Valley? Wondering who still has rooms available for Arts Fest? Happy Valley Retreats has you covered since 1999! Their well‑maintained properties are inspected and approved for the safety and comfort of their guests. 866‑466‑9955; happyvalleyretreats.com Huntingdon Hideaway Huntingdon Hideaway is located on the Little Juniata and near Raystown Lake. This three‑bedroom home that comfort‑ ably sleeps eight is a wonderful place to stay for a getaway in the great outdoors. There is an activity for everyone. If you want to relax, you can take an Amish tour, check out the winery, shop for antiques, or even bird watch. If you are the more adventurous type, there are trails for hiking, biking, running, cross‑country skiing, and

Stunning view from Ridge Retreat

horseback riding. This area also offers boating, fishing, and water sports. After a long day of activities you will come home to a comfortable living room and fireplace, full kitchen, satellite TV, air conditioning, and even an outdoor fire ring. 412‑289‑8222; huntingdonhideaway.com

Raystown Lake Region Located in central Pennsylvania’s Allegheny Mountains, Raystown Lake is the heart of Huntingdon County and home to year‑round outdoor fun. Check out bed & breakfasts, lodges, campgrounds, and other places to stay! 814‑658‑0060; raystown.org

Mountain Acres Lodges 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 that opens three stories to a widows walk, a commercially‑appointed kitchen, two full baths, and a grand fireplace, and seating surround. Private bedrooms are located off the second and third floor balconies. 814‑364‑1508; mountainacreslodge.com

Ridge Retreat Rethink your visit to Penn State. Add one day to your weekend and make it a mini va‑ cation. Or better yet, spend a whole week at Raystown Lake. Stay in a 4200‑square‑foot timber‑framed mountain home with four bedrooms and three full baths. Take advan‑ tage of fishing in Raystown Lake or biking the certified trails, judged by the American Mountain Biking Association to be the best on the east coast. Canoe and kayak on the Little Juniata River below the dam. Fly fish the stream where Jimmy Carter fishes just below Alexandria, PA. This magnificent prop‑ erty is 33 miles (40 minutes) from Penn State. 610‑644‑7097; theridgeretreat.com

Nature Inn at Bald Eagle The Nature Inn at Bald Eagle is unlike any place in the Pennsylvania State Park system. Nestled within the natural beauty of Bald Eagle State Park, in the very center of the state, the Inn combines the comfortable amenities of an inviting bed and breakfast with sweeping views and door‑step access to year‑round land and water activities. Our walls of windows, huge decks, private balconies, and patios immerse you in nature and provide you with an unequalled natural experience. 814‑625‑2879; natureinnatbaldeagle.com

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Home Builders Fine Line Homes Fine Line Homes builds beautifully custom‑ ized homes to fit your dreams, needs, and lifestyle. They are dedicated to building energy‑efficient homes with extraordinary quality, stunning designs, and the delightful amenities that enhance life’s every moment. Your ultimate new home experience begins with Fine Line. They are the area’s exclusively‑licensed Woman Centric home builder. 814‑237‑5581; finelinehomes.com Haubert Homes Building your home is an enjoyable and exciting experience. Choose family‑owned Haubert Homes, which has hundreds of house plans or they can build from yours. They offer thousands of color options, virtually unlimited design changes, and options for financing. 814‑867‑3262; hauberthomes.com

Realtors Kissinger, Bigatel & Brower Realtors The people at Kissinger, Bigatel & Brower Realtors take customer service so seriously

that they constantly monitor their perfor‑ mance by sending a survey to each and every customer. 814‑234‑4000; 1kbb.com

Happy Valley Retirement Communities Foxdale Village Foxdale Village is a Quaker‑directed not‑for‑profit continuing care retirement com‑ munity where you can be yourself. Enjoy the freedom to pursue your own unique endeavors while experiencing a genuine sense of community and support. Continue to live life to the fullest knowing that health‑ care is always close at hand. Come and explore all that Foxdale Village has to offer. 814‑238‑3322; foxdalevillage.org Traditions of America at Liberty Hill At Traditions of America at Liberty Hills, the award‑winning community of Penn State, with Happy Valley’s 55+ers, you may find the home of your dreams. You’ll definitely find active adults pursuing their dreams and enjoying an active “Un‑Retirement” lifestyle. 814‑466‑9490; traditionsofamerica.com/ index.cfm/menu/page/stub/State‑Col‑ lege‑Active‑Adult‑Community‑Liberty‑Hill

The Village at Penn State The Village at Penn State, an innovative idea in life care retirement community living, combines the cultural, recreational, and educational opportunities of a world‑class university with the friendliness and charm of small‑town living. 814‑238‑1949; retireatpennstate.org/psu

Rentals The Apartment Store The Apartment Store provides State College apartments for students, families, and professionals. Their housing staff is at your service to help find the perfect apart‑ ment for you near Penn State University. 866‑746‑3511; apartmentstore.com/ state‑college Associated Realty Property Management ARPM has been serving the needs of Penn State students, families, professionals, and property owners since 1978. The profession‑ al staff maintains a high level of excellence in providing quality property management. They have over 1,500 properties from which to choose. 814‑231‑3333; arpm.com

Local Services Central PA Convention and Visitors Bureau The Central Pennsylvania Convention & Visitors Bureau includes member businesses in State College PA, Bellefonte, Boalsburg, Philipsburg and all of Centre County. Find hotels, bed & breakfasts, restaurants, attrac‑ tions, recreation, events, and information about Penn State University, as well as information for meeting & sports planners, group tour planners, and family vacations. Be sure to check our Calendar of Events to find out what’s going on in Centre County when you Visit Penn State. 814‑231‑1400; visitpennstate.org Legal Shield At LegalShield, we’ve been offering legal plans for 40 years, creating a world where everyone can access legal protection and everyone can afford it. Unexpected legal questions arise every day and with LegalShield on your side, you’ll have access to a quality law firm for as little as $17

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Living/Relocate a month. From real estate to document review, speeding tickets to will preparation, and more, our attorneys are here to advise you with any legal matter—no matter how traumatic or how trivial it may seem. 580‑436‑1234; legalshield.com Fullington Tours Serving our hometown folks since 1908, Fullington’s has been in the business of transporting people from here to there first by horse and surrey and now with state of the art luxury motorcoaches. Every effort is made to ensure the best possible trip wheth‑ er a one‑day public tour to New York City, or an overnight school trip to Washington, D.C. We care about every individual and strive to create fond memories. 814‑355‑4900; fullingtontours.com Catholic Campus Ministry Catholic Campus Ministry assists the 10,000 Catholic students and employees at Penn State in nurturing their faith through daily

and weekend liturgies, retreats, service and social justice projects, prayer and faith sharing groups and organizations. 814‑865‑4281; Psucatholic.edu PA – Reservations.com Planning a last minute trip to Happy Valley? Wondering who still has rooms available for football season? PA‑Reservations has had you covered since 1999! With a click of a mouse, you’ll gain access to inns, guest rooms, resorts, cabins and houses! Their well‑maintained properties are inspected and approved for the safety and comfort of their guests. Pa‑reservations.com

Salons, Spas & Gyms Athletic Clubs of State College Join Athletic Clubs of State College for $30! Access to all our clubs! Unlimited Group Fitness Classes for just $15 a month! Additional fees for Martial Arts and CrossFit programs. More classes, more choices!

Proudly serving the alumni relations and communications needs of the Penn State Greek Community for more than 40 years ✔ Alumni association fundraising ✔ Chapter and alumni newsletters and websites ✔ Alumni database management We are working with more than 200 Greek chapters and alumni associations nationwide, based right here in State College! Can we help grow your alumni support? Call our office at (814) 237‑0481 x131 www.affinityconnection.com

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Athletic Clubs of State College offers more Group Fitness classes than any club in the area ‑ there’s something for everyone! Gyms that comprise the Athletic Clubs include the North Club, LionHeart, Crossfit LionHeart and the LionHeart Annex. 814‑237‑1510; athleticclubsofstatecollege.com Adam Cole Salon & Spa Located directly across from Damon’s on E. College Ave, Adam Cole Salon aims to exceed your expectations by providing the best possible service in a casual and comfortable atmosphere. This full‑service salon and spa offers a variety of services with a range of professional products from the top beauty brands. Give them a call and let them impress you. 814‑237‑1237; adamcolesalon.com Carnegie Inn & Spa Located in Toftrees just one mile from Penn State University, the Carnegie Inn & Spa offers guests luxurious accomodations with 21 uniquely appointed guestrooms, each with its private soaking tub and Frette linens. Voted “Best Fine Dining” in State College, the Carnegie is a AAA Four Diamond award‑winning property and is perfect for corporate retreats, intimate small weddings and family reunions. The boutique hotel offers discriminating travelers the comforts, charm and warm hospitality of

a European Country Inn. 814‑234‑2424; Carnegieinnandspa.com The ESSpa at the Carnegie Inn ESSpa is owned and operated by Hungarian skin care expert, Eva Kerschbaumer, who also founded ESSpa Kozmetika in Pitts‑ burgh. This award‑winning facility has been recognized as “The Best Spa in America” by the publication Industry Source and the “Best Skincare” in Western Pennsylvania by Pittsburgh Magazine. 814‑380‑9772; esspa.us Hair Removal by Eileen Cramer Located inside Hair Loft by Charles, Eileen has 35 years of experience and provides electrolysis, body waxing and pulsed light hair removal. Hours of operations are Tuesday thru Friday, by appointment. 814‑777‑5510 Momentum Fitness One of the most effective ways to get in great shape and achieve awesome results in through group training with Momentum Fit‑ ness. Their variety of programs are designed to provide you with dynamic and exciting workouts that are different every day. The professionally trained staff will provide you with the expertise, coaching and motivation to help you achieve results quickly, safely and effectively...Fast! 814‑321‑4711; momentum‑fitness.com 45


2013 Penn State Football Schedule August 31

Syracuse

W 23‑17

Eastern Michigan

W 45‑7

September 14

Central Florida

L 34‑31

September 21

Kent State

W 0‑34

Indiana

Away

October 12

Michigan

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October 26

Ohio State

Away

November 2

Illinois

Home

November 9

Minnesota

Away

November 16

Purdue

Home

November 23

Nebraska

Home

November 30

Wisconsin

Away

September 7

October 5

Schedule subject to change.

2014 Football Schedule

2015 Football Schedule

August 30 Penn State vs UCF Croke Park Classic 2014: Dublin, Ireland

September 5

Temple

Away

September 12

Buffalo

Home

September 19

Rutgers

Home

September 6

Akron

Home

September 13

Rutgers

Away

September 20

UMass

Home

September 27 Northwestern

Home

October 11

Michigan

Away

October 25

Ohio State

Home

November 1

Maryland

Home

November 8

Indiana

Away

November 15

Temple

Home

November 22

Illinois

Away

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September 26 San Diego State

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October 10

Indiana

Home

October 17

Ohio State

Away

October 24 Maryland Away (At M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore) October 31

Illinois

Home

November 7

Northwestern

Away

November 21

Michigan

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Michigan State

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Enjoy Raystown

• Isett Heritage Museum tours • Caves • Allegrippis Trails • Ridge top overlooks • Shops • Fishing • Standing Stone Trail • Bike rentals • Trolley events • PA road bike routes • Diners • State Parks • Cabin getaways

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Huntingdon County

Oct. 12 - PSU v. MICHIGAN 10/11 and 10/12: 30th Annual Ghosts and Goblins Tours at Lincoln Caverns 10/12: 38th Annual Hartslog Day Nov. 2 - PSU v. ILLINOIS 11/3: Raystown Region Annual Wedding Expo Nov. 16 - PSU v. PURDUE 11/17: Hike It/Bike It/Like It Day in the Raystown Lake Region Nov. 23 - PSU v. NEBRASKA begins 11/23: Holiday Lights on the Lake at Lakemont Park 48

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