CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS AT PENN STATE
National Acrobats of China The People’s Republic of China’s first National Performing Arts Troupe has amazed audiences in more than forty countries. Now, the acrobats perform their awe-inspiring feats for the first time in the United States.
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Support for this tour has been provided by the Ministry of Culture, People’s Republic of China.
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Seussical is coming to the Eisenhower Auditorium on Sunday, January 22, 2012. Photo courtesy Joan Marcus
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Fall Top Picks By Nick Bendowski
Hotels Toftrees Golf Resort & Conference Center Nestled amid 1,500 scenic wooded acres, the view from Toftrees Resort is inescapable. Sophistication and charm are reflected in every direction. Elegance and a relaxed ambiance surround you with the splendor of this natural and pristine setting in the heart of Pennsylvania’s panoramic landscape. Visit www.toftrees.com or call 814‑234‑8000 for more information.
Mount Nittany Vineyard & Winery A Penn State tradition for over 20 years, Mount Nittany is the local vineyard & winery in the heart of Lion Country. Visit the beautiful mountainside location above the historic village of Linden Hall and taste the delectable award‑winning wines. Great for an leisurely afternoon outing. For more information visit www.mtnittanywinery.com or dial 814‑466‑6373.
Country Inn and Suites Relax at the Country Inn and Suites. This new location opens mid‑November and is located just one mile from downtown and Penn State. 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. For more information visit www.countryinns.com or call 814‑234‑6000
Restaurants Otto’s Pub & Brewery The only brewery in State College, Otto’s is the place for fresh food and fresh beer. Their American cuisine is made with local ingredients, and the beer is brewed on‑site. They get their beef from a local farm, whose cows enjoy the spent grain of the brewing process! 814‑867‑6886; www.ottospubandbrewery.net.
Carnegie Inn & Spa The Carnegie Inn & Spa is another of those Happy Valley mainstays that everyone seems to talk about. Boasting one of the finest dining facilities in the area, the AAA Four Diamond Award‑winning property is also a striking place to stay. Twenty rooms and two suites are individually decorated and have foyers, ceiling fans and tall, sunny windows. For more in‑ formation visit www.carnegiehouse.com or call 814‑234‑2424.
The Deli Restaurant The Deli was established in 1970 and has since developed a reputa‑ tion for award‑winning food and the area’s largest menu. Best de‑ scribed as “eclectic,” the menu includes homemade soups, salads, overstuffed sandwiches and dinner selections. 814‑237‑5710; dantesinc.com/locations/the‑deli‑z‑bar. Legends This casual pub offers classic dishes for 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; www.pshs.psu.edu/ PennStater/psdine.asp.
Locations Way Fruit Farm What started as a wedding gift of 100 apple trees in 1875 has grown into a local landmark. Visit the quaint farm for wonderful lo‑ cal dairy and meats, sauces, and of course fruits and vegetables. If for nothing else, the fresh cider is worth stopping by for. And make sure to bring home the delicious apple butter. For more information visit www.wayfruitfarm.com or call 814‑692‑5211. 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. Then fish, hike, bike or more. Visit www.raystown.org or dial 814‑658‑0060 for more information.
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Where to Eat 20. Alto Italian Restaurant & Bar
www.altoitalian.com 21. Bar Bleu dantesinc.com/barbleu.htm 22. Damon’s Grill www.damons.com 23. Deli Restaurant www.dantesinc.com/thedeli.htm 24. Down Under Steak House www.toftrees.com/dining_ downunder.php 25. Eat ‘N Park www.eatnpark.com 26. Gardens pshs.psu.vizergycms.com/cp/ Penn‑Stater‑Dining‑State ‑College‑PA.htm 27. Herwig’s Austrian Bistro www.herwigsaustrianbistro.com 28. Hi‑Way Pizza North www.dantesinc.com/hiway.htm 29. India Pavilion Exotic Indian Cuisine www.indiapavilion.net 30. Inferno Brick Oven and Bar dantesinc.com/inferno.htm 31. Kelly’s Steak & Seafood www.kellys‑steak.com
32. Kimchi Korean Restaurant
www.kimchistatecollege.com 33. Legends www.pshs.psu.edu/PennStater/ psdine.asp 34. Mario & Luigi’s dantesinc.com/marioandluigis.htm 35. Olde New York www.oldenewyork.net 36. Otto’s Pub & Brewery www.ottospubandbrewery.com 37. P.J. Harrigan’s pjharrigans.com 38. T.G.I. Friday’s www.tgifridays.com 39. Whiskers www.pshs.psu.edu/NittanyLionInn 40. Zola New World Bistro www.zolabistro.com 41. Duffy’s www.duffystavern.com 42. Arena Bar & Grille; Northland Motel www.thearenabarandgrill.com
Surrounding Communities Mt. Nittany Inn www.mtnittanyinn.com Whistle Stop Restaurant www.whistlestopcentrehall.com The 1921 Restaurant www.thephilips1921.com The Way Cafe and Bakery www.wayfruitfarm.com/deli.php
Where to Stay 1.
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Best Western University Park Inn & Suites book.bestwestern.com 2. Fairfield Inn & Suites www.marriott.com/hotels 3. Holiday Inn Express www.ichotelsgroup.com 4. Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel www.pshs.psu.edu/pennstater 5. Toftrees Golf Resort & Conference Center www.toftrees.com 6. Carnegie Inn & Spa www.carnegieinnandspa.com 7. Comfort Suites www.comfortsuites.com 8. Days Inn Penn State www.daysinn.com 9. Happy Valley Motor Inn www.happyvalleymotorinn.com 10. Hilton Garden Inn hiltongardeninn.hilton.com 11. Nittany Budget Motel lioncountrylodging.com 12. Nittany Lion Inn www.pshs.psu.edu/nittanylioninn 13. Quality Inn lioncountrylodging.com 14. Ramada Conference Center www.ramadasc.com 15. Rodeway Inn www.rodewayinn.com 16. Sleep Inn www.sleepinn.com 17. Super 8 lioncountrylodging.com 18. Autoport www.theautoport.com 19. Country Inn & Suites www.countryinns.com/hotels
Bellefonte Area BO Bonfatto’s
www.bonfattos.com EL Econo Lodge Bellefonte www.econolodge.com GM Gamble Mill www.gamblemill.com PM Pizza Mia bellefontepizzamia.com GP The Governor’s Pub thegovernorspub.com
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Calendar of Events October October 7‑9 Fall Spectacular 2011 East Broad Top Railroad www.ebtrr.com October 8 Penn State vs. Iowa Beaver Stadium www.gopsusports.com October 8‑9 Rockhill Trolley Fall Spectacular Rockhill Trolley Museum www.rockhilltrolley.or October 9 Inside the Park Homecoming Walk Medlar Field at Lubrano Park homecoming.psu.edu/events/ events.shtml October 14 The Machine: America’s Pre‑ miere Pink Floyd Experience The State Theatre www.thestatetheatre.org October 14 Zac Brown w/ Special Guests Sonia Leigh & Nic Cowan Bryce Jordan Center www.bjc.psu.edu October 14 Penn State Homecoming Parade Downtown State College homecoming.psu.edu October 14 Penn State Homecoming Pep Rally Penn State Rec Hall homecoming.psu.edu October 15 2011 Penn State Homecoming Game Penn State vs. Purdue homecoming.psu.edu
October 18 David Sanborn with special guest Joey DeFrancesco The State Theatre www.thestatetheatre.org October 18 In The Heights Eisenhower Auditorium cpa.psu.edu October 21 Jerry Seinfeld Eisenhower Auditorium www.cpa.psu.edu/events/seinfeld. html October 22 Mt. Nittany Winery Harvest Festival Mt. Nittany Winery www.mtnittanywinery.com October 23 The Glen Miller Orchestra The State Theatre www.thestatetheatre.com October 23 Bellefonte Fall Festival Talleyrand Park victorianbellefonte.com/specialev‑ ents.html October 24 G. Love & Special Sauce with special guests The Apache Relay The State Theatre www.thestatetheatre.com October 29 Penn State v. Illinois Beaver Stadium www.gopsusports.com October 29‑30 Haunted Halloween Trains East Broad Top Railroad www.ebtrr.com
November November 2 National Acrobats of China Eisenhower Auditorium www.cpa.psu.edu/events/acrobats.html November 4 Irish Chamber Orchestra Eisenhower Auditorium www.cpa.psu.edu/events/irish.html
December 9‑11 Bellefonte Victorian Christmas Downtown Bellefonte www.bellefonte.com
November 15 Railroad Earth The State Theatre www.thestatetheatre.org
December 30 Lady Lions vs. Nebraska Bryce Jordan Center www.bjc.psu.edu
November 18 Trans‑Siberian Orchestra Bryce Jordan Center www.bjc.psu.edu
December 31 First Night State College Downtown State College www.firstnightstatecollege.com
November 29 Dark Star Orchestra ‑ Fly Through the Night Fall Tour Continuing the Grateful Dead Concert Experience The State Theatre www.thestatetheatre.org November 29 Audra Mcdonald Eisenhower Auditorium www.cpa.psu.edu/events/audra.html November 30 Big Ten/ACC Challenge : Lady Lions vs. UNC Bryce Jordan Center www.bjc.psu.edu
January January 13 Jeff Dunham : Controlled Chaos Bryce Jordan Center www.bjc.psu.edu January 22 Seussical TheatreworksUSA Eisenhower Auditorium www.cpa.psu.edu/events/seuss.html
February February 17-19 ’Thon 2012 Thon.org
December December 1 Vienna Boys Choir Eisenhower Auditorium www.cpa.psu.edu/events/vienna.html December 4 Nittany Lions vs. Ole Miss Bryce Jordan Center www.bjc.psu.edu
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December 7 Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day Tribute PA Military Museum, Boalsburg www.pamilmuseum.com
April April 20‑22 Blue‑White Weekend 2012 happyvalley.com/blue-white
What’s New in Town
By Ali Ingersoll Galanga by Cozi Thai From the minute you walk in the door at Galanga, located at 454 E. College Avenue, you are surrounded by smiling faces and a comfortable environment. Galanga is the perfect place for a first date, casual lunch or a girl’s night out. The sister restaurant of Cozy Thai, this establishment offers traditional Northeastern Thai dishes including Suki Stir‑Fried and Tilapia Pad Cha. Galanga boasts a wonderful and inexpensive lunch menu with many options including a vegetarian section. The lunch special, only $7.95, comes with a choice of soup or salad and, depending on your entrée choice, Jasmine rice. The menu has choices such as the ever‑popular Pad Thai, Green Curry and Seaweed, and Chicken Soup. The dinner selection is more elaborate but still won’t dent your wallet. If you’re in the mood for noodles, seafood, something with a bit of a kick or even a combination of all three, Galanga’s dinner menu is perfect for you. The large portions almost always guaran‑ tee you will be bringing home some left‑overs for lunch tomorrow. Go outside of your comfort‑cuisine‑zone and try this new place. For a complete menu and their hours of operation, visit cozythaibistro.com or call 814 237‑1718. Kiwi Frozen Yogurt The bright colors and constant action in Kiwi, the hippest frozen yogurt shop in State College, won’t be the only thing that keeps you coming back. With nearly 80 total varieties of yogurt and sorbet, this low‑fat treat is just way too sweet. The thing that makes Kiwi (324 East College Avenue) stand out from other fro‑yo chains is that it is all self‑serve. You get to choose how much of everything you want in your cup. And, trust me; there is a lot to choose from. The first step is picking your bowl – there are two different size bowls and waffle bowls. After you make that decision, then you move on to the frozen yogurt. You can sample them if you are unsure of a flavor and, after you discover your favorites, you can mix and match as many flavors as you want. There is a large selection of fresh fruit, sweet toppings, cereals and drizzles you can add on to your treat. The seating is limited so if you live close by or aren’t going too far afterwards, you should probably take it to go. The founder of Kiwi is a Penn State alum, which is why they made their move to State College this past March. Business has been booming for this new shop, it will definitely be around for a while. And if you plan on frequenting Kiwi, be sure to pick up a frequent buyer card – on your 10th visit, your first five ounces are on the house. For more information on Kiwi, check out their website www.kiwifrozenyogurt.com or call 814.308.9105 Yummy Asian Fusion Café This discrete Asian gem offers low‑price, high‑class food. Yummy Asian Fusion Cafe is located at 320 East Calder Way, behind Chipotle. The restaurant offers a relaxing atmosphere, friendly staff and a menu like no other. 10
Their spin on everyday Chinese take‑out, keeps people coming back. The unique menu is a fusion of different cultures. Signature dishes include Beef Brisket with Kimchi, Dumpling Ramen and Yummy Spare Ribs. If you are in the mood for typical Chinese food, they have that too – General Tso’s, Lo Mein, and Moo Go Gai Pan are all there too. There is also a selection of Vietnamese Pho soups, healthy dishes and vegetarian options. Yummy Asian Fusion Café is one of the best Chinese places in town now. Eat in, take out, get free delivery or have them cater your next party. The options are endless. Visit their website www.yummycafepsu.com or call 814‑308‑9826 to check out their menu and hours.
Urban Outfitters Urban Outfitters is the newest addition to downtown State College. The store features high‑priced, hipster clothing, furniture, books and more. Urban Outfitters has a strong following with young adults and representatives and thought State College would be a great place to open a store. Its ideal location, on East College Avenue above Happy Valley Freeze, should attract many as they walk by. The store isn’t an in‑and‑out kind of place though. There are clothes and shoes and books and chairs and acces‑ sories…the list goes on and on. It offers a wide‑variety of women’s and men’s clothing mainly featuring flannels, skinny jeans, graphic t‑shirts and over‑sized sweaters. The accessories they have to offer are eye‑catching for two different reasons – first their beauty and then their price tag. The furniture has a vintage feel and fits in with the design of the store as it offers as a place for weary shoppers to sit and relax after perusing through so many items. If you take the time to look around you can find some great deals. Urban Outfitters is a definite hot‑spot in State College right now. To see other items they have to offer, visit their website www.urbanoutfitters.com; 814‑235‑2390 We’re sad to see you go… Logan’s Grille • Prospector’s • Crisp • 797 Sports Bar Arby’s • Eddie Bauer
Halloween in State College By Nicole Weaver
Trick or Treat Night Trick or Treat Night for Centre Region will be Monday Oc‑ tober 31st during 6 p.m. ‑ 8 p.m. Centre Region includes Borough and Township of State College, Ferguson, Harris, and Patton.
Dark in the Park The Annual Dark in the Park event will be returning Wednesday, October 19th for more storytelling around a campfire. The event will be from 7 p.m.‑8:30 p.m. at Sunset Park on 850 McKee Street. In case of bad weather the event will move inside the Easterly Parkway Elementary School. The event and parking is free to the public. In the past professors from Penn State have been the story tellers. The stories will include seasonal tales as well as scary stories. A cauldron of candy will be there for attendants but people should bring their own food and lawn chairs. Dark in the Park has been around for about 18 years and tends to get the attendance of about 150 people. This event is being held by Centre Region Parks & Recreation and the Schlow Centre Region Library. www.crpr.org/sp‑events/specials.html; 814‑231‑3071
ters, witches and wizards, fairy tale characters, monsters, ghosts and goblins, television or movie characters, and animals. People who don’t fit in these categories are free to participate also. Treat bags will be passed out at the Memorial Field to everyone. This event is being held by Centre Region Parks & Recreation and the State College Lions Club. www.crpr.org/sp‑events/specials.html; 814‑231‑3071
Halloween at the YMCA
Halloween Costume Parade On October 30th there will be a parade starting at 7 p.m. on N. Bur‑ rowes Street to W. College Avenue, groups will be showcasing their costumes for a contest. Line up for contestants will be at 6:30 p.m. on Burrowes St. The minimum amount of people in a group can be 2 and up. The frater‑ nity Delta Sigma Phi will be judging at the Memorial Field. There will be top five winners for each category for cash prizes. The costumes will fall under the categories of cartoon charac‑
On Sunday, October 23rd the YMCA, on 667 West Whitehall Rd. will be having games, snacks, a haunted room, and arts &crafts for the community. Members of the YMCA are allowed in for free and the public can get tickets for $2. People must register before going and can do so online. The attendance ranges from 80‑150 people a year. “It is a great opportunity for people to explore the YMCA,” said Cameron Frantz, the Team Director at the YMCA. This event is being held by the YMCA. www.ymcaofcentrecounty.org; 814‑237‑7717.
Bring your own flashlights and shine a different perspective on our cave formations!
Every Friday in October, 6:00pm
$8.75 ages 2 to 12 $16.50 age 13 and up Reservations recommended: 814-364-1664 or email@example.com 222 Penns Cave Road, Centre Hall www.pennscave.com
Penn State alumnus Jeffrey Nuñez feels at home In the Heights By Jennifer Pencek
Center for the Performing Arts
Some actors claim they fell in love with performing before they uttered their first words. But for Jeffrey Nuñez, a member of the cast in the touring Broadway production of the Tony Award‑winning best musical In the Heights, the discovery came much later—and by accident. Nuñez, who graduated from Penn State in 2009 with a bachelor of fine arts in musical theatre, was at Freeport High School in Long Island, New York, when he thought he would give the high school choir a try. Despite always enjoying the idea of performing, he never “did anything with it” until the choir. “Then I did some musical theatre. And at the end of my junior year, I decided to pursue musical theatre,” says Nuñez, speaking by phone from a train headed into New York City. “I went through the audition process for schools and decided to come to Penn State.” It was at Penn State’s exclusive musical theatre program that Nuñez really learned about the life of an actor, including long hours and exhausting work. When peers would say how much fun it must be to be a musical theatre major, Nunez reminded them it was more than met the eye. “I would tell them I have class from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., have two hours to eat dinner, and then go to rehearsals from 7 to 11, and at some point do homework,” he recalls. “I had a lot of friends who
didn’t have class until 2 p.m.” Cary Libkin, head of Penn State’s musical theatre program, agrees that many people don’t comprehend what it takes to get a bachelor of fine arts in theatre. “Most students probably don’t think much about the program. But people tend to think of it as a fun major, mistaking the fact that it’s fun to be in shows for how intense the training must be,” Libkin says. “It’s not an easy living, but it’s very fulfilling,” Nuñez says. “You spend a lot of time with very little money, and working at restaurants, and dealing with a lot of things you don’t want to deal with. But you have to be secure in yourself and be willing to work very hard.” His work is certainly paying off. Nuñez returns to Penn State in the Center for the Performing Arts presentation of In the Heights October 18 at Eisenhower Auditorium. Nuñez performs in the ensemble and understudies the three male leads—Usnavi, Sonny, and Piragua Guy. Some critics liken In the Heights to another Broadway darling— West Side Story—because both are set in Latino communities in Manhattan. But Nuñez thinks In the Heights is actually closer to Fid‑ dler on the Roof since both concern family dynamics and communities
struggling with change. As he researched In the Heights for an English paper at Penn State, Nuñez says he found a home. “Right before spring break (2007) I went home, and I went to see it Off‑Broadway with my sister, and it was life changing,” he says. “It’s special to me because I saw my own family up there, and it was the first time I had really seen that. I wrote a paper for my musical theatre class about the representation of Latinos in musical theatre, and while West Side Story was a beautiful production of theatre, and I love it, that wasn’t my family up there.” The journey to becoming part of In the Heights included stints at a car dealership, a marketing company, and numerous restaurants. But for Nuñez, being in the musical’s cast gives him a chance to proudly say, when asked what he does for a living, that he is an actor. “I was waiting for this show, and I knew I could be in it and be happy for the rest of my life,” he says. Libkin is happy for Nuñez and all musical theatre alumni who find acting work. “Jeff has wanted to be in this show since it opened,” he says. “I know that he is thrilled to finally get a chance. A student majors in musical theatre to prepare them to work in the profession, so we keep careful track of our alumni. Their success means that the program is on track.” After graduating from Penn State, Nuñez performed for Penn
State Centre Stage, in the Broad‑ way on Allen Street series, and in the New York Musical Theatre Festival, among other “small, random jobs here and there.” While he’s unsure of his next step after the In the Heights tour ends in June 2012, Nuñez is certain of at least one thing—he followed his dream. “People should always pursue what they love,” he says, “because in the end you’ll regret it if you don’t.” Kish Bank sponsors the presentation of In the Heights. FOX 8, ABC 23 and MAJIC 99 are the media sponsors. Audio description, which is especially helpful to patrons with sight loss, is available for this performance at no extra charge to ticket holders. Artistic Viewpoints, an informal moderated discussion featuring a visiting artist, is offered in Eisenhower one hour before the performance and is free for ticket holders. Artistic Viewpoints regularly fills to capacity. Seating is available on a first‑arrival basis. Want to buy tickets or hear an interview with In the Heights creator Lin‑Manuel Miranda? Go to www.cpa.psu.edu/events/heights.html.
PSU Football Mid‑Season Update By Nick Bendowski October 15 ‑ Purdue (Homecoming) The match up with the Purdue Boilermakers puts the cap on what’s certain to be a fun‑filled week reuniting with friends and enjoying the Homecoming atmosphere. The Nittany Lions first faced off with the Boilermakers in 1951, where they were shutout by a whopping score of 2‑0. The teams tied the follow‑ ing year, before the Lions won the next six meetings. With Penn State’s stout defense and offensive unmentionables, a single‑digit‑scoring game isn’t out of the question for Homecoming 2011.
November 12 ‑ Nebraska In Penn State’s first match up with Nebraska‑‑way back in 1920‑‑the Lions man‑handled the Cornhuskers 20‑0. In the 1983 Kickoff Classic, the Huskers fired back, beating the Nittany Lions 44‑6 at the Meadowlands. Anticipate a closer battle when Bo Pelini and the Big Ten’s latest addition come to Beaver Stadium. It’s sure to be a great game, when two teams with a storied history meet up for the first time since 2003.
November 19 ‑ at Ohio State Ohio State and Penn State began competing in 1912 and ever since there has been a solid rivalry. The record between the Nittany Lions and the Buckeyes is neck‑and‑neck, with Ohio State leading 14‑12. Penn State has won half of the games hosted at Beaver Stadium and has lost nine out of 16 played in Ohio. With quarterback struggles and Luke Photo Courtesy of Annemarie Mountz Fickell’s first year as Ohio State’s October 29 ‑ Illinois head coach, this game will be It was far from a happy Homecoming last season when Penn State closer than the “experts” have anticipated. was throttled by Illinois, 33‑13. The Nittany Lions gave up a whop‑ ping 282 rushing yards and managed just seven first‑downs. But November 26 ‑ at Wisconsin don’t expect Illinois to put up a fight this year. The Lions are bigger Penn State and Wisconsin began playing each other in 1953. Out of and badder on defense. Illinois lost three of their All Big Ten players those 58 years the teams have actually only had 14 matchups. The from last season, including running back Mikel Leshoure. In this Nittany Lions have won six of those games and the Badgers have game the Lions need to take control early and protect their home won eight. Wrapping up the season in Madison is no easy task. field heading into a brutal final three (or four) games. Expect them But with a late November game in Camp Randall Stadium, look for to do just that. freezing weather and defenses in a hard‑nosed gritty battle to the end—two things that make Big Ten football great. October 22 ‑ at Northwestern Who can forget last year’s game against Northwestern? We all had that nervous feeling pitting in our stomachs, with the Lions going into the locker room down 21‑7 at the half. We were at our lowest low. But 30 minutes of football later, we were the highest we had been all season. Coach Paterno made history yet again, and Penn State made us proud. Remember: One school. One man. 400 victories.
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Special Section: 2011 Homecoming
Adam Taliaferro: Homecoming 2011 Grand Marshal
Adam Taliaferro: Homecoming 2011 Grand Marshal
On a Saturday in September, with less than two minutes remaining in the game against rival Ohio State, Adam Taliaferro made a routine helmet to helmet tackle that would change the course of his life. The Penn Stater had broken his neck and lay motionless on the field of Beaver Stadium. Taliaferro was given only a 3% chance of ever walking again. Today, Taliaferro says he not only walks, but he walks well. Prior to his injury, Adam was an NFL prospect if there ever was one. A cornerback, he was ranked the seventh best high school player in the nation. He was offered numerous scholarships to various schools, but chose to play for Penn State and Coach Paterno beginning in 2000. Adam graduated from Penn State, on time, in 2005. In his remaining time at school, he received the Maxwell Football Club’s Spirit Award and remained a part of the Penn State football team. Though, playing football is no longer in Adam’s future, his inspirational tale of recovery has been followed in Happy Valley as well as the nation, leading authors Scott Brown and Sam Carchidi to chronicle his remarkable story in their 2001 book Miracle in the Making. Today, Taliferro is an attorney in Philadelphia and has also started his own foundation named the Adam Taliaferro Foundation that provides financial assistance to individuals affected by spinal cord injuries. Through his foundation, Adam continues to provide hope for 16 16
so many people who feel that there is no reason to hope at all.
Homecoming’s Recycle Your Float Campaign Encourages Recycling Efforts
In response to Penn State’s efforts to create a more sustainable campus, the 2011 Homecoming Committee is implementing a “green” campaign to encourage organizations involved in the Homecoming Parade to be more environmentally friendly with their floats this year. For the second year, Homecoming is promoting the “Recycle Your Float Campaign” to organizations and students across campus. Started in 2010 by then-Parade Director, Nikki Abraham, the “Recycle Your Float Campaign” in collaboration with the “We Are Campaign”, was created to promote a more eco-friendly way to eliminate the materials used in each organization’s parade floats. The campaign provides organizations with the option of dropping off their flatbeds on Sunday morning where the We Are Campaign, along with volunteers will then break down the floats and recycle all the materials used. The campaign will help eliminate a great amount of waste. This year, it is assumed that approximately 60 student organizations will decorate floats for the 2011 Homecoming Parade. If all of them throw out their materials, there is a lot of wasted material that can be recycled. By recycling, the amount of waste that would be produced will be substantially reduced. The campaign helps keep the streets clean, and the borough happy!
HOMECOMING 2011SCHEDULE OF EVENTS Friday, October 14th Student-Alumni Ice Cream Social Hintz Family Almuni Center -1 pm Parade College Avenue - 6pm Pep Rally Rec Hall - 9 pm Saturday, October 15th Penn State vs. Purdue Football Game For a complete list of events go to homecoming.psu.edu
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Homecoming Schedule October 9th ‑ Inside the Park Homecoming Walk 10 a.m. start The inaugural Inside the Park Homecom‑ ing Walk will be the kick‑off to the week of events. The Walk around Medlar Field at Lubrano Park will be followed by a Penn State family fun day full of activi‑ ties and performances for all ages! The event is open to everyone, not just students and there will be activities for children also.
On the Sunday after the Parade, October 16, starting at 10 a.m. in front of the IM Building, Homecoming, the “We Are Campaign” and other volunteers will help break down these floats and recycle the materials. This is the last effort for Homecoming 2011 to give back to the com‑ munity, as well as collaborate with other organizations to help Homecoming grow.
The Mission of Penn State Homecoming
“The mission of Penn State Homecoming is to celebrate tradition and instill pride in all members of the Penn State family through active engagement of students, alumni, faculty, and staff across the community.” This one sentence represents all of the ideals of Homecoming in a manner that reaches out to every man, woman, or child who has ever bled blue and white. Not only does this week of pride affect those cur‑ rently attending or working on campus, but it also impacts all who have ever stepped foot or will ever step foot on the grounds of Happy Valley. It is a week of uniting and reuniting Nittany Lions across the world that has been a tradition since 1920. Homecoming Week is filled with events that display our PSU pride and bring together all members of the Penn State community. The annual Homecoming Parade features floats fever‑
ishly built by various student organiza‑ tions. The Homecoming Court features members of the community who have been nominated by their peers to represent the school on a student and university level. Other events throughout the week include a Court Reception, Alumni/Student Tailgate Competition, Talent Show, Pep Rally, and, of course, the Homecoming football game. Through these events, as well as many others during the week, students, alumni, faculty, and staff are brought together to represent and express their pride and dedication to Dear Old State and share it on a global scale. It is a week of bringing together all of the men, women, and children of all ages who have ever shouted “WE ARE” or have sung the words of the Alma Mater and taken them to heart. As we spend this week celebrating our blue and white pride with Penn Staters around the globe we realize that while it may only be a week of defined remembrance and festivity, it is a lifelong love and commemoration that truly marks us forever lions with endless pride.
October 9th ‑ Dance Competition 7 p.m. at Rec Hall, Spirit Pts. Dance teams will compete to see who is Penn State’s Best Dance Crew! The winners will perform at Pep Rally on Friday. Turn in your tickets afterwards to receive Spirit Points for your organization! October 9th ‑ Homecoming and SPA Concert 9 p.m. at Rec Hall, Spirit Pts. Homecoming Kick‑Off concert spon‑ sored by SPA. Artist TBA October 10th ‑ East Halls Celebration 4‑7 p.m. at Findlay Commons, Spirit Pts. Watch student organizations’ per‑ formances, win prizes, get free food, purchase Homecoming merchandise and meet your 2011 Homecoming Court! Banner and T‑Shirt Competition submissions will be on display. October 10th ‑ Student Court Voting 10/14, Spirit Pts. Students can vote for their choice for the 2011 Homecoming King & Queen. Voting ends 5 p.m. October 10th ‑ Banner Competition 4‑7 p.m. at Findlay Commons, Competition Pts. Submit your banners at the Competi‑ tion Meeting and then come see them on display for judging at East Halls Celebration./br
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New Additions, Same Traditions By Ali Ingersoll
Homecoming Schedule October 10th ‑ T‑Shirt Competition 4‑7 p.m. at Findlay Commons, Competition Pts. Submit your T‑Shirt designs by Friday, Sept. 23rd and then come see them on display for judging at East Halls Celebration! October 11th ‑ Past to Present Celebration 11 a.m. ‑4 p.m. at HUB, Spirit Pts. Come celebrate Penn State’s history and progressive through the years! Free food, games, performances and much more! October 11th ‑ For the Glory Talent Show TBA at Eisenhower Auditorium Come see Penn State organizations show off their talents including magic, singing, dancing and even stand‑up comedy!
Penn State Homecoming is one of the greatest traditions at the university. For over 90 years, students, alumni, faculty, and community members have been taking part in the various events planned for the week leading up to the Homecoming game. This year, there will be even more events and opportunities around campus and the surrounding areas for people to show off their Penn State Pride.
Spirit Week October 3rd to the 7th is a time for everyone in the Penn State community to embrace what it means to be Forever Lions. There are PSU‑themed events each day to get everyone excited for Homecoming week. Dress up days—where students will dress like JoePa or in Penn State’s original black and pink colors—are just one element. For University‑wide Penny Wars, each class will compete against each other on Monday and Tuesday of Spirit Week. All the money donated in the Penny Wars will go towards The Adam Taliaferro Foundations. Let’s get ready for some wings! Tuesday, October 4th, Penn State Homecoming will spon‑ sor its first ever Wing Bowl on the first floor of the Hetzel Union Building. Up to 15 people can participate in the contest so make sure you sign up early. For more information on Spirit Week, contact Josh Kirwin at competitionhomecoming@ psu.edu.
Red Bull Sidehack Derby The Penn State Homecoming Committee is excited to be pairing up with Red Bull with year as they present the Red Bull Sidehack Derby. Homecoming’s overall goal of the event is to provide a high‑energy activity where competitors will be able to show off their Penn State pride and general enthusiasm. We welcome everyone involved with Homecoming ‑ whether through a committee or participating organization ‑ to come out to Champs Sports Grill located on North Atherton Street on October 5th from noon to 4pm.
Competition Points October 12th ‑ BOPS Carnival and Field Day 4‑8 p.m. at Old Main Lawn, Spirit and Competition Pts. Come celebrate Penn State tradition at the Best of Penn State Field Day & Carnival! Field Day includes fun filled games for registered orgs to participate in. The Carnival features booths with games and activities for anyone to participate in. There will also be free food, giant inflatables, raffles and more! October 14th ‑ Student and Alumni Ice Cream Social 1:30‑3 p.m. at Hintz Alumni Center, Spirit Pts. Come to the Hintz Family Alumni Center before the parade for an after‑ noon of friends, fun, and entertain‑ ment. Enjoy some creamery ice cream and interact with current and former Penn Staters!
Special Section: 2011 Homecoming Time trials will run from 12‑3 p.m. and the fastest 16 teams will make it to the finals which kick off at 3pm. Anyone who comes will be able to purchase a Red Bull and a pulled‑pork sandwich for $5. The winning pair will receive a semesters worth of Red Bull and up to 100 spirit points! If competitors win the whole event, they receive 75 pts, 50 for 2nd and 25 for 3rd. They also get 25 for signing in a team. Anyone who comes to check out the event will also be able to get a $5 Red Bull and Meal Deal by Champs. Don’t wait though. Registration for this event closes at midnight on September 30th. To register, visit the www.homecoming.psu.edu
Mini‑ Parade This year, to generate publicity and energy leading into Homecoming Week, the Homecom‑ ing Royalty Committee will be sponsoring a Mini‑Parade. The parade will be on campus, starting at the Millenium Building at the corner of Pollock and Bigler, then continue down Pollock to the intersection of Burrowes, where it will then look around and its way to the HUB. Once in the HUB, a DJ will provide music and the Lionettes and THON 2012 Morale Captains will provide entertainment. It will be an overall great time for everyone who comes and checks it out. For more information, contact Leanna Usnik at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Homecoming Theme Explanation: Forever Lions Endless Pride By Marta Jonca, PSU Homecoming 2011
Stepping foot on Penn State’s campus for the first time is simply an unforgettable moment. For most of us, that moment is freshman year; for others it is when they came to their senses and transferred here. Remember that very moment you felt like you belonged here? Perhaps it was the first time you rode the CATA bus and chanted “We Are Penn State” as an obnoxious freshman. Or maybe it was the first time you stepped into Beaver Stadium, proudly wearing your blue and white while singing “Sweet Caroline” with 100,000 of your new best friends. Whatever that moment is to you, one thing is undeniable: Penn State became your second home. Not everyone gets the chance to be a part of the “we” in “We are Penn State.” But once you are a lion, you will forever be a lion. We all come from different walks of life and have different interests, but we all have one thing in common: a love for this university and a pride that goes along with it. This love and pride is not only exhibited at sporting events, but in the classroom, in our organizations, during events such as THON, and in the blue and white we wear. The pride that we feel from the beginning is one that we will carry with us beyond graduation. We are “forever lions” no matter where we may end up. We will always be the “we” in “We are Penn State” and will carry an “endless pride” everywhere we go. And when we come back here, whether it be for a football game, Homecoming weekend or to go on a tour with our own college‑bound kids (scary thought), this place will still feel like home, and it will resonate with the history we left behind. We are… “Forever Lions” with “Endless Pride.”
Homecoming Schedule October 14th ‑ Pep Rally 9 p.m. at Rec Hall The Pep Rally is where the entire Penn State community gathers to get excited for the Homecoming football game! Come show off your PSU Pride and you enjoy appearances by some of your favorite Penn State groups, including the Blue Band, Cheerleaders and of course the Lion! Make sure to stick around for the crowning of your 2011 Penn State Homecoming King & Queen! October 14th ‑ Madhatter Competition 2:30 p.m. at Intramural Building, Competition Pts. Madhatters must check‑in at the same time their designated float check‑in time. They will be judged at 2:30pm. October 14th ‑ Parade 6 p.m. in State College Come see the largest student run collegiate homecoming parade in the nation! October 14th ‑ Parade 6 p.m. at Allen Street Gates, Competition Pts. Entries into the float competition will be judged as they pass the Friends & Family Tent at the Allen St Gates on College Ave. October 15th ‑ Tailgate Competition 10 a.m. at Beaver Stadium The Tailgate Competition is now open to any and all alumni or students! Get ready to show off your delicious food, exciting atmosphere, and Penn State pride! Prizes will be given out the day of the event. October 15th ‑ Homecoming Football Game Beaver Stadium, Competition Pts. Come cheer on the Nittany Lions as they take on the Purdue Boiler Mak‑ ers! Let’s go State!
What to Do
What to Do Jin Xing Dance Theater, Center for the Performing Arts
Attractions: Arts & Culture Bryce Jordan Center The 16,000 seat Jordan Center hosts circuses, sports exhibitions, family shows, commence‑ ments, lectures, Big Ten Basketball and THON, as well as some of the top‑name performers in the music entertainment industry. 814‑863‑5500; www.bjc.psu.edu Center for the Performing Arts Penn State’s premier venue for performing arts! Each year, dozens of performers ‑ from comedi‑ ans, to musicians, to opera ‑ take the stage at Eisenhower and Schwab. 814‑863‑0255; www.cpa.psu.edu Palmer Museum of Art The Palmer Museum, right in the middle of campus on Curtin Road, has been the premier art gallery in the area since its inception in 1972. Its bold facade was part of a major renovation and expansion in 1993, the Museum now houses 11 galleries. Along with permanent fixtures, featured exhibits usually change when the semesters do; see their website for what’s next and for related events. And…admission is FREE! 814‑865‑7672; www.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 serving the Centre County region by providing a venue for performing arts, includ‑
ing but not limited to: music, theatre, dance, opera, independent and classic films, family programming and so much more. 814‑272‑0606; thestatetheatre.org The Valley Showcase The Valley Showcase, in Millheim, features local‑ ly‑made, handcrafted furniture, quilted items, jewelry, and handbags. Also on display is a small but unique selection of antiques. 814‑441‑0797; valleyshowcase.blogspot.com
Attractions: Happy Valley Hotspots East Broad Top Railroad Climb aboard the EBT, located in Rockhill Furnace, PA, and travel into yesteryear. Thrill to the sights, the sounds, and the power of steam locomotion, and visit the roundhouse. See the shops where trains were repaired and maintained, browse through the Orbisonia station, and learn about the importance of railroads in america’s history. 814‑447‑3011; ebtrr.com Altoona Railroaders Memorial Museum and Horseshoe Curve National Historic Landmark The museum is housed in the historic 1882 Mas‑ ter 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, approximately 40 miles from State College, you can ride to the track elevation on board the single
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track funicular or walk the beautifully scenic steps to the top. 814‑946‑0834; railroadcity.com Mount Nittany Vineyard & Winery Mount Nittany Vineyard & Winery is your local vineyard & winery in the heart of Lion Country and a Penn State tradition for over 20 years. Visit them at their mountainside location above the historic village of Linden Hall and taste award‑winning wines. Winery tours by appoint‑ ment. Hours: Tues.‑Fri. 1:30‑5pm, Sat. 10‑5pm, & Sun. 12:30‑4pm. 7 miles east of State College. 814‑466‑6373; www.mtnittanywinery.com Northland Bowl Northland Bowl is a fun exciting place to spend time with family, friends or even colleagues in State College. Northland bowl offers more than your average bowling alley, with 32 brand new bowling lanes featuring state of the art UV graphics for Cosmic Bowling under black lights as well as plasma monitors, top of the line scoring system, interactive games, and music videos as well as billiards, an arcade, and a snack bar offering a full restaurant menu, bar, and take out beer. This is the place to get involved in a bowling league, win prizes, host birthday and corporate parties, run fundraisers, play in tournaments, and participate in the additional variety of special events and offers throughout the year. 814-237-1500 or www.northlandbowl.com Pennsylvania Military Museum The Museum, located in Boalsburg, PA, recounts the story of Commonwealth citizens who served our country in defense of the nation. Their service is highlighted through exhibits and
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What to Do artifacts that are documented by the museum’s excellent collection of vehicles and small arms. 814‑466‑6263; pamilmuseum.org Penn State Ice Rink Indoor ice skating is provided year ‘round at the Penn State Ice Rink. Available to rent by the hour to the general public or Penn State Community, the ice rink is a great place for affordable family fun. Check our website or facebook page for collegiate hockey schedules, public session dates and times, broomball events, and private parties. Penn’s Cave & Wildlife Park Penn’s Cave is America’s only all-water cavern and wildlife park. 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. Take a break from your everyday and head to Penn’s Cave! Don’t Miss: Friday Fall Flashlight Tours offered every Friday in October at 6:00 p.m. 814‑364‑1664; pennscave.com Pine Bottom Aviation Services Pine Bottom Aviation Services , providing you with
personalized helicopter charter and sightseeing tours throughout central Pennsylvania. If your project requires aerial observation to document by photo or film give us a call. You still searching for that perfect gift? How about a 30 minute tour gift certificate? 814 935 4548; www.pinebot‑ tomaviation.com Raystown Lake Region Located in central Pennsylvania’s Allegh‑ eny 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 Seven Mountains Wine Cellars The new winery offers Grab & Go Tailgating pack‑ ages featuring WE ARE Penn State Blue(berry) and Cayuga White wines, a must‑have for your tailgate. Stop by and spend some time at the tasting bar or join friends on the deck for a glass. 814‑364‑1000; sevenmountainswinecellars.com The Sky’s The Limit Ballooning “Discover a new State College and Happy Valley from the air in our beautiful hot air balloon. Drift
through the skies, float over meadows, and brush treetops on a memorable flight in our bal‑ loon. A gift certificate makes the perfect gift for any occasion – holidays, graduation, birthday, wedding, and anniversary! 814-234-5986;
State College Spikes The State College Spikes are Central PA’s Best Fam‑ ily Value and the Class‑A Short‑Season affiliate of the Pittsburgh Pirates. The Spikes host 38 regular season home games at beautiful Medlar Field at Lubrano Park, located next to Beaver Stadium and the Bryce Jordan Center. Single‑game tickets are as low as $6 so bring the family for the perfect night of fun, affordable, family entertainment. Visit StateCollegeSpikes.com for ticket information and a game schedule for next year’s 2012 season. 814‑272‑1711; minorleaguebaseball.com Tussey Mountain Snow is on it’s way ‑ Tussey Mountain is Happy Valley’s very own ski resort. Tussey offers terrain for all levels of skiers and snowboarders There is even a tubing hill! Bring your friends, family, or host an office party at the lodge! 814‑466‑6266; tusseymountain.com
What to Do Way Fruit Farm What started as a wedding gift of 100 apple trees in 1875 has grown into a local landmark. The new store room is more than five times its original space, with local dairy and meats, sauces, and of course fruits and vegetables. Stop by for their own cider or apple butter and bring some home with you! 814‑692‑5211, www.wayfruitfarm.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. 814‑769‑7401; woolrich.com
Attractions: Penn State Sports Venues Bryce Jordan Center The 16,000 seat Jordan Center hosts
Penn State’s men and women’s basketball. 814‑863‑5500; bjc.psu.edu Medlar Field at Lubrano Park State‑of‑the‑art baseball stadium completed in June 2006. Home to the Nittany Lion baseball team in the spring, and to the Pittsburgh Pirates’ Short Season Single‑A Affiliate, the State College Spikes. 877‑99‑SPIKES; statecollegespikes.com
Blue Course hosts the annual Men’s Rutherford Intercollegiate and the Women’s Nittany Lion Invitational, while the White Course provides a challenging alternative. Both are open to the public. 814‑865‑GOLF; pennstategolfcourses.com
Attractions: Apparel & Accessories
Penn State All‑Sports Museum The Penn State All‑Sports Museum is an interactive delight for returning alumni and visitors of all ages. Just follow the canopy from Curtin Road into the southwest corner of Beaver Stadium to find this all‑inclusive archive of Penn State sports history. 814‑865‑0044; gopsusports.com/museum
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 great for any corporate event or tradeshow. For more information check out their website collegiateprideinc.com or call 814‑237‑4377.
Penn State Golf Courses Two 18‑hole courses ‑ Blue and White ‑ and an array of practice facilities are where the men’s and women’s golf teams call home. The
The Family Clothesline Your local Penn State Store, The Family Clothesline, has been operated by a Penn State graduate and lifetime Alumni since 1985. They
What to Do are located in the heart of State College and are a Licensed Distributor of top‑quality Penn State clothing and merchandise. To see their full merchandise line, check out their website, pennstateclothes.com or call 888‑237‑1946. Harper’s Clothing Over 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 they have fashion coordinators as part of their ripe tradition. 814‑238‑4767; harpersshopformen.com
Car Care and Washing
Red Line Speed Shine The fast lane is always open at RedLine Speed Shine. Enjoy full-service express car wash and detailing services, or 24-hr self-serve car wash bays at two locations, Shiloh Road by the Nittany Mall and North Atherton Street across from Tire Town. RedLine North Atherton even offers State College’s first Dog Wash. For daily specials and a quality shine all the time, visit RedLineSpeedShine.com and friend them on facebook.com/RedLine.SpeedShine. 814-238-4622
Get an Express Hand Wax at Red Line Speed Shine for only $25. That’s $4 off the normal price! Show this ad or visit the website via QR code.
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 Old State Clothing Company Check out their brand new location! With a navy blue paint job and totally redesigned interior, they have really transformed the space! You can also visit their store inside the Centre County Visitor’s Center or order online anytime. 888‑234‑1415; oldstate.com The Valley Showcase Locally made handcrafted items that include furniture, quilted items, jewelry and handbags. Also on display is a small but unique selection of antiques. 814‑441‑797; valleyshowcase. blogspot.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. 814‑769‑7401; woolrich.com
Shopping: Beer & Wine
Mount Nittany Vineyard & Winery They are your local vineyard & winery in the heart of Lion Country and a Penn State tradition for over 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 ap‑ pointment. Hours: Tues.‑Fri. 1:30‑5pm, Sat. 10‑5pm, & Sun. 12:30‑4pm. 814‑466‑6373; mtnittanywinery.com 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 ingredients, and the beer is brewed on site. 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, feature beers as a centerpiece. 814‑867‑OTTO; ot‑ tospubandbrewery.com. Seven Mountains Wine Cellars The new winery offers Grab & Go Tailgat‑ ing packages featuring WE ARE Penn State Blue(berry) and Cayuga White wines, a must have for your tailgate. Stop by again and spend some time at the tasting bar or join friends on
the deck for a glass. 814‑364‑1000; sevenmountainswinecellars.com W.R. Hickey Beer Distributor Opened after prohibition in 1933, W.R. Hickey is the master distributor for Yuengling, Labatt, Heineken, Beck’s and more! Hickey celebrated its 75 year anniversary in 2008. 814‑238‑3057; wrhickey.com
Shopping: Gifts and Specialty Shops Collegiate Pride Inc. Collegiate Pride Inc. offers promotional, print‑ able, customized apparel in a variety of options for men, women, children, and infants. They also carry high quality products great for any corporate event or tradeshow. 814‑237‑4377; collegiateprideinc.com The Family Clothesline Your local Penn State Store, The Family Clothesline, has been operated by a Penn State graduate and lifetime Alumni since 1985. They are located in the heart of State College and are a Licensed Distributor of top‑quality Penn State clothing and merchandise. To see their full merchandise line, check out their website, pennstateclothes.com or call 888‑237‑1946 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 Old State Clothing Company Check out their brand new location! With a navy blue paint job and totally redesigned inte‑ rior, they have really transformed the space! You can also visit their store inside the Centre County Visitor’s Center or order online anytime. 888‑234‑1415; www.oldstate.com PA Military Museum Gift Shop & Bookstore The Bookstore has a large selection of military books and other military‑related items, includ‑ ing: children’s toys, magnets, bumper stickers, posters, picture frames as well as a selection of items that show your support of our men and women in uniform. Items are available for all branches of the military, including retiree and reserve personnel. 814‑466‑6263; pamilmuseum.org The Valley Showcase Locally made handcrafted items that include
What to Do furniture, quilted items, jewelry and handbags. Also on display is a small but unique selection of antiques. 814‑441‑797; valleyshowcase. blogspot.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. 814‑769‑7401; woolrich.com Your Cigar Den This quaint store not only sells cigars, but provides the perfect atmosphere to kick back with friends and enjoy a cigar or two. Their attentive and knowledgeable staff will assist you with all of your purchases. 814‑867‑0666; yourcigarden.com
Shopping: Nurseries and Farms The Rock Garden Perennial Nursery The Rock Garden is a perennial nursery offering plants suitable for rock gardens, alpine troughs, shade gardens, and perennial borders. From diminutive alpine to large hosta, they have perennial plants and flowering shrubs suitable for any garden. Oak Hall, PA; therockgardennursery.com
Shopping: Penn State Merchandise Collegiate Pride Inc. Collegiate Pride Inc. offers promotional, print‑ able, customized apparel in a variety of options for men, women, children, and infants. They also carry high quality products great for any
corporate event or tradeshow. 814‑237‑4377; collegiateprideinc.com The Family Clothesline Your local Penn State Store, The Family Clothesline, has been operated by a Penn State graduate and lifetime Alumni since 1985. They are located in the heart of State College and are a Licensed Distributor of top‑quality Penn State clothing and merchandise. To see their full merchandise line, check out their website, pennstateclothes.com or call 888‑237‑1946 for more information. Fan Material Show your Pride with Officially Licensed Penn State tablecloths, napkins and aprons by Fan Material. 100% SpunPoly, stain‑resistant and washable, these linens will last a lifetime of enthusiasm. New sizes and products coming soon. 814‑355‑7169; fanmaterial.com Harper’s Clothing Over 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 they have fashion coordinators as part of their ripe tradition. 814‑238‑4767; harpersshopformen.com Kranich’s Jewelers Kranich’s Jewelers is your eminent State Col‑ lege jeweler and has been for over a hundred years. Visit their downtown store to meet expert jewelers who can guide you with your purchase. See their range of jewelry featuring Penn State‑specific items and selections by designers, including Simon G., Scott Kay, Swarovski, Ritani and more! 814‑234‑4481; kranichs.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, children, or infants. 814‑234‑2153; lions‑pride.com Moyer Jewelers Moyer Jewelers, founded by B.P. Moyer in 1949, is a third generation run establishment featuring the world’s largest selection of Penn Nittany Lion jewelry and watches. Located in downtown State College, Moyer Jewelers sells more than just Penn State jewelry, including superlative quality diamond and gemstone jewelry in both gold and sterling silver. Moyer Jewelers also provides a number of services, including custom design, repair, and apprais‑ als. 814-237-7942; moyerjewelers.com. Old State Clothing Company Check out their brand new location! With a navy blue paint job and totally redesigned interior, they have really transformed the space! You can also visit their store inside the Centre County Visitor’s Center or order online anytime. 888‑234‑1415; oldstate.com
Shopping: Salons & Spas Euphoria at Le Salon & Spa This full‑service hair salon and spa offers services such as body spa treatments, facials and pulsed light hair removal systems. 814‑238‑6440; facebook.com/pages/Euphoria‑at‑Le‑Salon The ESSpa at the Carnegie Inn ESSpa is owned and operated by Hungarian skin care expert, Eva Kerschbaumer, who also founded ESSpa Kozmetika, in Pittsburgh. This award winning facility has been recognized as “The Best Spa in America” by the publication
What to Do Industry Source and the “Best Skincare” in Western Pennsylvania by Pittsburgh Magazine. 814‑380‑9772; esspa.us/welcome
Shopping: Sports & Outdoors Off‑The‑Rack Outfitters Visit Off‑The‑Rack Outfitters at Medlar Field at Lubrano Park to see all the latest Spikes merchandise as well as a wide selection of Penn State apparel. They are open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily and will have extended holiday hours. Don’t forget you can shop at Off the Rack Outfitters online 24 hours, 7 days a week! 814‑272‑1711; spikes.mlbstore.com
Movie Theaters The State Theatre The State Theatre in Downtown State College is Happy Valley’s premier entertainment venue. From concerts, to musicals, to movies, the State Theatre has it all. Check out the State
Theatre’s website for upcoming films and show times. 814‑272‑0606; thestatetheatre.org College 9 Located behind Lowes off North Atherton Street. 814‑272‑3050; www.uecmovies.com/ locations. Premiere Theater Located next to the Best Western Inn and Suites off East College Avenue. 814‑861‑5006
Golf Courses Penn State Golf Courses Two 18‑hole courses ‑ Blue and White ‑ and an ar‑ ray of practice facilities are where the men’s and women’s golf teams call home. The Blue Course hosts the annual Men’s Rutherford Intercollegiate and the Women’s Nittany Lion Invitational, while the White Course provides a challenging alterna‑ tive. Both are open to the public. 814‑865‑GOLF; pennstategolfcourses.com Freestone Golf Course Central Pennsylvania’s newest 18 hole golf course
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and practice facility. Freestone is a modern golf course carved through 270 acres of woodland offering spectacular views of the mountains and valleys. They offer a complete range of golf services and programs. 814 692‑4249; www.freestonegolf.com Toftrees Golf Resort & Conference Center It’s been awarded 4 1/2 stars as one of Golf Di‑ gest magazine’s places to play. It’s rated as one of Pennsylvania’s “Best Resort/Public Golf Courses.” Toftrees Golf Club is a gem gently cradled in the heart of Pennsylvania’s rolling green hills. Located just 2 miles west of Beaver Stadium, this Centre County gem offers 1500 acres of rolling hills for a leisurely and refreshing experience. 814‑238‑7600; www.toftreesgolf.com Tussey Mountain Par 3 Golf When the snow melts, the summer fun starts at Tussey Mountain! Bring your friends and family out to enjoy lots of affordable, fun activities, sure to bring out the kid in everyone. From Go‑Karts to Par 3 Golf and Golf Lessons, Batting Cages to the Skate Park, there’s something for everyone. 814‑466‑6266; www.tusseymountain.com
Family Pride and Penn State Tradition ‑ The Zordich Family
The word tradition gets tossed around quite a bit at Penn State. So much so, that sometimes, it loses its meaning when describing a continuing pattern of culture, beliefs or practices. For Michael Zordich, however, the word tradition will never be taken lightly because he lives it each and every day. From 1982‑85, Zordich’s father, Mike, was a four‑year letter winner at strong safety for Penn State. He earned First‑Team All American honors during the 1985 campaign and later went on to play 12 seasons in the NFL. Zordich’s mother, Cindy, also spent time on the turf of Beaver Stadium as a Penn State cheerleader.. Today, Michael Zordich is carrying on the family name when he throws on his #9 jersey and lines up at fullback for the Nittany Lions. The red‑shirt junior is a bruising blocker and is often called upon around the goal line to get the Lions into the endzone. His
Family photos courtesy Cynthia Zordich
By Chad Lear
ability on the field has allowed him to carve his own niche in Penn State history, but for Michael and his fam‑ ily, it’s about much more than just football. “We went to the [Penn State] games when I was a little kid and my mom would take me around the campus and check everything out,” said Zordich. “It’s really cool to be a part of something like this with my family, and having such deep blood lines at a university like Penn State.” Zordich grew up in Youngstown, Ohio, surrounded by foot‑ ball. He’s been playing the game since he was in 5th grade, but it wasn’t until his sophomore year in high school that he realized he might be able to play Division‑I college football. “I never really thought ahead until I got my first letter my sophomore year from a college. I was like, I can make this happen, I just have to have fun doing it.” It’s safe to say, Zordich has had plenty of fun since then as he developed in to a highly‑touted prospect while leading Cardinal Mooney High School to three consecutive Ohio class IV state title games. When it came time for him to make a decision on where he was going to play college ball, you’d think it would be simple, right? Not so fast. Zordich was also seriously considering a few other schools before he decided on calling Happy Valley home for four years. “I ended up at Penn State, but there were definitely other schools, like Oklahoma. Bob Stoops is from my area so I was really interested,” Zordich said. And of course, Ohio State, just because that’s where I grew up. My par‑ Photo courtesy Annemarie Moutz 27
ents were actually surprised when I told them I was going to Penn State. They thought I was going to be a Buckeye.” Ultimately, Zordich’s mind was made‑up after a visit to Penn State with his whole family. While sitting in a room and talking with other recruits, Zordich caught a glimpse of his great grandmother, grandmother and grandfather all talking with Coach Paterno. “They were just having a conversation. They were all laughing and smiling and I just looked at that and thought to myself, you’d be crazy to go anywhere else. This is where you belong.” Playing for Coach Paterno has been an honor for Zordich. The fact that he gets to share that experience with his father, makes it even sweeter. “It’s funny because I’ll be talking to my dad and I’ll say something about what Joe said, and he’ll laugh and say, yea, I’ve heard that one before.” Not all players have the opportunity to follow in their father’s footsteps, especially onto a field with as much history as Beaver Stadium. The significance of this isn’t lost on the Zordich family. At the same time, the power of this tradition is just part of who they are.
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By Aidan Zordich, Michael Zordich’s sister and Penn State Student Football has taught me to be humble in success and perseverant in failure. It has taught me to focus on the goal at hand without looking at my competitors, but directly into myself. That it in the end, there will always be a win or a loss. That a tie is a loss. Through football, I understand that sacrifice comes in many forms. Because of the game, my family is scattered across three states, but that only strengthens our bond. It is a blessing to learn early that commitment can be expressed in many ways. That love is defined by how much we encour‑ age one another. That even in distance we carry all successes and burdens together, without thought. Football taught me that it is not what you have done, whether right or wrong, glorious or inglorious, but what you do from there. That you’re only as good as your last game. Because of our ties, I understand that I seldom represent just one person, but a team, a community, an organization. With that comes responsibility and I live every day of my life knowing that I represent my family, their teams, our community. I have watched my father handle the ending of his career with grace, I have watched both of my brothers win and lose championship games with dignity, I have watched my mother pursue her own work with passion and I have watched my family handle adversity with re‑ silience. I am the last to leave in a family that has flown off to pursue their dreams. And you know what? I am so ready! I am grace, dignity, passion, resilience. I am so Penn State it’s ridiculous!
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Where Where to to Eat Eat Herwig’s Austrian Bistro. herwigsaustrianbistro.com
dinner Tuesday‑Saturday 814‑238‑5534; altoitalian.com
Restaurants While in town, log on to HappyValley.com for delivery and take out at all of your favorite State College restaurants 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 well as fresh sandwiches and salads served in a comfortable, smoke‑free family atmosphere. Their popular lounge offers specialty cocktails, beers and wines. 814‑234‑8000; toftrees.com/dining_downunder Alto Italian Restaurant & Bar A boutique Italian eatery in the heart of historic Lemont, Alto focuses on seasonal selections from ever‑changing menus. Fresh pasta, along with traditional in‑ novative menu options, provides guests with a truly memorable experience. Enjoy their extraordinary service and extensive wine. Open for lunch Tuesday‑Friday and
Arena Sports & Entertainment Bar & Grill The Arena not only offers an incredible selection of fresh food on their menu including our famous award winning wings and homemade pizza and sandwiches, but also has an extensive beer selection and handcrafted drinks as well as take out beer. . Weekly, the offers the NFL Sunday Ticket, karaoke, live music, Texas Hold ‘Em tourna‑ ments, Team Trivia, and much more. Daily entertainment including darts, billiards, and NTN Trivia & Texas Hold ‘Em. Daily food and drink specials and fantastic drink features are available everyday in addition to the happy hour specials each day. Book your office, social group, or birthday party with the Arena and experience a lovely catered event with the unique option to add bowling and billiards at the adjoining Northland Bowl. To learn more visit thearenabarandgrill.com or call 814-2378833 to make your reservation today! Call 814-237-8830 for takeout or delivery. The Autoport The Autoport, Pennsylvanias first motel, is lo‑
cated 1.5 miles from PSU. Open for Breakfast 7AM daily with our Sunday Breakfast Buffet 9AM-12PM. Lunch and dinner specials, half priced happies 5PM-7PM daily. Free wi-fi, HBO, heated pool, famous fire-pits, entertainment Wed-Sat and our new seperate smoking lounge.814237-7666; theautoport.com
Bar Bleu Bar Bleu’s menu features authentic Kansas City‑style barbecue, smoked on site. Grab an appetizer with friends (we recommend the Buffalo Pork Dip), or enjoy a juicy burger at one of Happy Valley’s favorite nightspots. 814‑237‑0374; dantesinc.com/barbleu Bonfatto’s This iconic restaurant has been in business since 1919 and features a trademarked Bonanza™ 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 The Carnegie Inn & Spa From daily breakfasts to elegantly prepared hors d’oeuvres and dinners, dining at The Carnegie Inn & Spa is as spectacular as it is relaxing. Dine in the Library while savoring a favorite cocktail or glass of wine from
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Where to Eat the Wine Spectator award‑winning list. 814‑234‑2424; carnegiehouse.com Damon’s Grill Just moments from Beaver Stadium, Damon’s is a favorite for sports fans, families and more. 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 $5.99 Burger Mondays or All‑You‑Can‑Eat boneless wings and fries for $8.49 every Monday and Thursday. Check out their website at www. damons.com for all that is going on, or fol‑ low on facebook at Damon’s Bar and Grill in State College. 814‑237‑6300; damons.com Deli Restaurant The Deli was established in 1970 and has since developed a reputation for award winning food and the area’s largest menu.
Best described as “eclectic,” the menu includes homemade soups, salads, over‑ stuffed sandwiches and dinner selections. 814‑237‑5710; dantesinc.com/thedeli Duffy’s Tavern Dining at Duffy’s Tavern 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 ban‑ quet and meeting rooms. 814‑466‑6241; duffystavern.com Gamble Mill Restaurant & Microbrewery A true piece of americana, dine and enjoy their in‑house craft beers in an historic mill. Experience bold american flavors by exploring their casual pub menu or fine dining options. They always have six to
seven of their own craft brews on tap. Brewers Club, Growlers, Outdoor seating, large private functions, catering, Lunch Mon‑Sat 11:30‑2:00 Dinner Mon‑Sat. 5:00‑9:00/10:00 “Chalk Board Sunday’s 4‑8.” All CC accepted. 814‑355‑7764; gamblemill.com The 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; pshs.psu.vizergycms.com/ cp/Penn‑Stater‑Dining‑State‑College‑PA The Governors’ Pub The Governors’ Pub is Bellefonte’s newest historical dining experience, offer‑ ing fine dining with a dash of history. The
Great Food and Great Service. • Clubhouse with 7 big screens Damons • 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! • 14 new craft beers available
www.damons.com 1031 E. College Ave. • 814-237-6300 30
Where to Eat Pub celebrates the seven U.S. governors, and five governors of Pennsylvania that came from Bellefonte. Open everyday, they offer a full lunch, dinner, and dessert menu, along with a beer/wine list. Private rooms are also available. 814-353-1008; thegovernorspub.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. 814‑238‑0200; herwigsaustrianbistro.com Hi‑Way Pizza The northernmost Dante’s eatery features the full Hi‑Way menu, such as the popular Flaky Crust Pizzas. Also offers daily deals and special buffets. 814‑237‑0375; dantesinc.com/hiway.htm
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.‑2:30 p.m. with more than six main courses, with additional South Indian selections on the weekends. 814‑237‑3400; indiapavilion.net Inferno Brick Oven and Bar Your social life heats up on the corner of College & Hiester! With a casual but sophisticated atmosphere, Inferno is a contemporary Neopolitan brick oven experi‑ ence featuring a focused menu of old world favorites and modern day revolutions. Enjoy a drink from their full‑service bar. 814‑237‑5718; dantesinc.com/inferno Kelly’s Steak & Seafood Located in Boalsburg, the restaurant 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 cre‑ ative, 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 Kimchi Korean Restaurant Kimchi offers traditional and contemporary Korean cuisine includeing Korean BBQ, rice dishes, seafood, noodles, soups, stews and vegetarian dishes. All meals are served
Football Fans are welcome to watch every home game Kellys at the bar or to dine-in. Kelly's Steak and Seafood in historic Boalsburg is perenially voted the best seafood and steak restaurant in the Centre region. Only fresh, never frozen, is the key. Try our signature wild caught, never farm-raised, Pacific Northwest salmon or a sampling from the region's only live lobster tank.
316 Boal Avenue, Boalsburg • 466-6251 • www.kellys-steak.com 31
Where to Eat with six side dishes and hot tea. They also offer a weekday lunch special for $6.99 (11:30 a.m.‑2:30 p.m.). 814‑237‑2096; kimchistatecollege.com.
selections! Mario’s has become famous for their original vodka sauce, available to purchase! 814‑234‑4273; dantesinc.com/ marioandluigis.htm
Legends Pub This casual pub offers classic dishes for 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.asp
Mt. Nittany Inn Why eat just anywhere when you can dine on top of the world or at least on top of Happy Valley? In November 2008, the Inn reopened at its historic location on top of the mountain between Centre Hall and Pleasant Gap, overlooking beautiful Penn’s Valley. The breathtaking view, combined with fresh, delicious menu offerings makes the Mt. Nittany Inn the perfect choice for lunch, dinner or Sunday brunch. 814‑364‑9363; mtnittanyinn.com
Mario & Luigi’s Home to the first wood‑fired pizza in town, they also feature a wood‑fired rotisserie with nightly roasts. Their authentic Italian features include pasta, fresh seafood, chicken, formula‑fed veal, entree salad and other regional specialties. Note their annual garlic festival, Asparagus festival, mushroom festival, Carnevale, and featured
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 ingre‑ dients, and the beer is brewed on site. They
get their beef from a local farm, whose cows get to enjoy spent grain of the brew‑ ing process! Many menu items, like wings and fondue, feature beers as a centerpiece. 814‑867‑OTTO; 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 Happy Hour weekdays from 5‑7 p.m., free dessert on Wednesdays and 35‑cent wings on Fridays. Or come for their Express Lunch, available every day from 11 a.m.‑2 p.m. ‑ two hot soups, hot entree, fresh bread and a variety of salads for $6.99! 814‑235‑3009; pjharrigans.com Pizza Mia! Known for its crust, made from spring harvest flour, specially filtered Bellefonte spring water, 100% extra virgin olive oil,
Where to Eat premium harvest gold raw cane sugar, salt and yeast, and hand‑tossed every time. Check out their huge menu of pizzas, wraps, wings and more. 814‑355‑3738; bellefontepizzamia.com Red Horse Tavern of Pleasant Gap Red Horse prepares high quality, fresh in‑ gredients and presents its customers with only food that they would serve their own family. They will charge reasonable, com‑ petitive prices so it’s affordable for you and your family. They provide healthy choices that taste great and friendly and courte‑ ous service in a warm, casual and clean smoke‑free atmosphere that will entice you back again and again. 814‑359‑2082; redhorse‑tavern.com T.G.I. Friday’s Located on North Atherton Street conveniently near the Comfort Suites and Sleep Inn, T.G.I. Friday’s is a great place to grab a quick bite be‑ fore or after the game, or to enjoy a few beers in the evening. There are a full bar and drink specials, and also an extensive kids menu, so whatever your needs, T.G.I. Friday’s can fulfill. Frequent visitors should check out their free ‘Give Me More Stripes’ rewards program. 814‑861‑5540; tgifridays.com The 1921 Restaurant Check out one of the latest spots in Happy Valley to enjoy an elegant meal ‑ the 1921 Restaurant housed in the Philips Hotel. Their varied menu even includes nachos
topped with blue cheese and filet mignon! Make reservations online for their Lobster Night, held on the third Tuesday of each month. 814‑342‑7445; thephilips1921.com The Way Cafe and Bakery Simple country food using fresh, local ingre‑ dients. The homemade soup, fresh‑baked bread, their own and local fruits and veg‑ etables, pork and cheese used throughout our menu is what sets them apart. They offer a lunch menu Monday through Friday, with a full breakfast and lunch served on Saturdays. Full menus are available on their website. Visit today! 814‑692‑5211; wayfruitfarm.com/deli Whiskers The casual lounge at the Nittany Lion Inn serves soups, salads, sandwiches and des‑ serts with seasonal outdoor seating on the garden patio. 814‑865‑8580; pshs.psu.edu/NittanyLionInn Whistle Stop Restaurant This unique dining experience is just off Route 45 in Centre Hall. Housed in an old train station, built in 1884, you can see the original ticket window, the flag station, a restored passenger car, a caboose, and the eatery’s old Victorian railroad decor. Daily specials include Chicken and Waffles on Wednesday, and Sunday afternoon has its own menu featuring home‑style comfort foods. 814‑364‑2544; whistlestopcentrehall.com
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
Catering Hoag’s Catering at Celebration Hall Owned and operated by the Moerschbacher family for over 50 years, Hoag’s Catering at Celebration Hall specializes in off‑site catering, party rentals and on‑site events. Hoag’s offers the best quality food and service that allows its customers to truly be guests at their own party. Celebration Hall is fully equipped with tables, chairs, etc., and can handle small and large groups up to 250 people. Convenient free parking is available on site. Hoag’s friendly staff is available to assist in your catering, banquet, and event planning needs. 814‑238‑0824; hoagscatering.com Damon’s Grill Damon’s caters any sized event, for any occasion. Their professional catering staff has years of experience and menus for any budget. From barbecue ribs to prime rib and
Where to Eat more, Damon’s will help plan your event and make it a success. Call their catering hotline at 814‑237‑9151 and ask for Kerry DuBois. Dante’s Restaurants Dante’s features some of Happy Valley’s best restaurants: Mario & Luigi’s, The Deli Restaurant, Bar Bleu, Hi‑Way Pizza and the new Inferno. Their award winning cuisine is available for your special event! An event planner will work with you to help create the perfect event. 814‑234‑1344; dantesinc.com The Gardens 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; pshs.psu.vizergycms.com/ cp/Penn‑Stater‑Dining‑State‑College‑PA.htm 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 that’s what they’re all about. 814‑238‑0200; herwigsaustrianbistro.com KAARMA Indian Cuisine Redefined Enjoy “redefined” Indian cuisine at KAARMA, located in the middle of downtown on Beaver Avenue. They offer a daily lunch buffet at only $7.25, and students can save Monday‑Thursday with their $9.95 dinner special. Consider them for your next catering function as well. 814‑238‑8141; thekaarma.com Kelly’s Steak & Seafood Located in Boalsburg, the restaurant has quickly become the premier dining experi‑ ence 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 34
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not overly exotic. Shipments of carefully selected fresh beef, seafood and poultry ar‑ rive daily. Kelly’s is also the only restaurant in the region with a live lobster tank! 814‑466‑6251; kellys‑steak.com Lodge at Tussey Mountain A beautiful facility year round, the Lodge at Tussey Mountain will host your wedding, staff retreat, picnic or other special events! They have a fully equipped kitchen, bar and courteous staff who will accommodate you in every way. 814‑466‑7976; tusseymountain.com. Mt. Nittany Inn Why eat just anywhere when you can dine on top of the world or at least on top of Happy Valley? In November 2008, the Inn reopened at its historic location on top of the mountain between Centre Hall and Pleasant Gap, overlooking beautiful Penn’s Valley. The breathtaking view, combined with fresh, delicious menu offerings makes the Mt. Nittany Inn the perfect choice for lunch, dinner or Sunday brunch. 814‑364‑9363; mountnittanyinn.com Penn State Hospitality Penn State University offers two full‑service hotels, each with its own atmosphere and up‑to‑date amenities. Both feature gracious accommodations, exceptional service, a choice of dining ex‑
periences, and state‑of‑the‑art facilities for conferences, banquets and special events. 814‑863‑5014; pshs.psu.edu Pizza Mia! Known for its crust, made from spring harvest flour, specially filtered Bellefonte spring water, 100% extra virgin olive oil, premium harvest gold raw cane sugar, salt and yeast, and hand‑tossed every time. Check out their huge menu of pizzas, wraps, wings and more. 814‑355‑3738; bellefontepizzamia.com 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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New faces on Happy Valley’s basketball court inspire new hope for Lions By Kevin Byrne When we last saw the Penn State men’s basketball team, they were walking off the floor of the McKale Center in Tucson, Ariz., after a heartbreaking last‑second loss to Temple in the second round of the NCAA Tournament. Just like that, Penn State’s first trip to the Big Dance in ten years was over. That game marked the end of Talor Battle’s outstanding career in which he finished as the all‑time scoring leader in Penn State history with 2,213 points. Penn State fans also waved goodbye to dependable forwards Jeff Brooks, Andrew Jones and David Jackson. What many did not expect was that the game would also be the last for head coach Ed DeChellis. DeChellis resigned on May 23 after eight seasons at Penn State to take the head coaching position at Navy. To replace DeChellis, Penn State hired Pat Chambers, the head coach at Boston University the previous two seasons and a former assistant coach under Jay Wright at Villanova. The 2011‑2012 Nittany Lions will be a very young squad. Junior point guard Tim Frazier is the lone returning starter. The lone senior on the team is guard Cammeron Woodyard who only scored 1.8 points per game while averaging about 10 minutes per game. Other returning players who saw significant minutes last season include, Billy Oliver (2.3 ppg) and Jermaine Marshall (2.6 ppg). With the departure of Brooks, Jones and Jackson, the Lions will have a sizable hole to fill in the front court and will have to replace a combined 546 rebounds. One way the lions can expect to combat the size disadvantage they will face most nights will be the four out, one in motion offense Chambers learned under Jay Wright at Villanova. The offense features four perimeter players and one post player and is
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predicated on quick ball movement. The team also welcomes five freshman who should expect to see playing time: Forward Patrick Ackerman, Forward Peter Alexis, Forward Ross Travis, Guard Trey Lewis and Forward Alan Wisniewski.
New Guy in Town Chambers, a native of Newtown Square, Pa., has a certain charisma and energy that is contagious and it has spread quickly through the Penn State campus. He is often seen driving around campus in a golf cart introducing himself to students and handing out t‑shirts try‑ ing create excitement for the upcoming basketball season. He has a very active social media presence with his Twitter account (@coach_chambers) and regularly preaches the new attitude that he is looking to create around the program. Chambers only has two
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General Team Info years of head coaching experience, but in just his second season at Boston, he lead the Terriers to the NCAA Tournament. One of Chambers biggest strengths is recruiting and he has already said he is going to recruit the fertile recruiting grounds of Philadelphia, a place he knows very well from his days at Vil‑ lanova and as a player under legendary head coach Herb Magee at Philadelphia University. With the exception of Andrew Jones, Penn State has not had much luck recruiting players from Philadelphia. If Chambers can begin to make some headway and create a pipeline of talent coming from Philadelphia to State College, the program can expect to see substantial improvement over the next several years. At his introductory press conference in June, Chambers promised fans would not be disappointed with the team’s style of play. “We’re going to play up‑tempo, we’re going to push the ball[on offense] he said. “We’re going to play with great confidence, we’re going to create great habits every single day to prepare us for the most difficult environments in the Big Ten.”
Player to watch Tim Frazier PG – There is no question that Frazier will be the most important member of this year’s Lions squad. He will have full control of an offense that will be looking up to him as the primary scorer for the first time in his career. Now that doesn’t mean Frazier will have to start putting up 15 shots a night like Battle used to, but he will definitely need to become more aggressive and assertive on the offensive end. If he does take an increase in shots, it will be interesting to see if his stellar defense declines at all. Frazier was the team leader in steals last season averaging one per game. Frazier also finished fourth in the Big Ten in assists with just over five per game, so he was effective at some points on the offensive end of the floor. During the Big Ten tournament, Frazier had his best game of the season in the semi‑finals against Michigan State, finishing with 22 points and six assists in 39 minutes of action. However, in the championship game against Ohio State, he struggled with foul trouble and only scored five points. Frazier will need to find more consistency for this team to be successful.
Tickets: www.gopsusports.com/tickets BJC Info: 127 Bryce Jordan Center University Park, PA 16802 Phone: 814‑863‑5500 Email: email@example.com Website: www.bjc.psu.edu Opening Day: November 5th 2011 vs. Slippery Rock University (This is just an exhibition. Opening day is the 12th against Hartford.) Parking: www.bjc.psu.edu/Directions Last year’s Record: 19‑15 (9‑9 vs. Big Ten ) Twitter: Follow Coach Chambers @coach_chambers
Games to see Saturday November 12 Home Opener vs. Hartford Time TBA–Fans can witness the start of the Chambers’ era for FREE. The game will be in advance of the football team’s heavily‑anticipated matchup vs. Nebraska at 3:30 p.m. later that day. Thursday January 5 vs. Purdue 8 p.m. – Led by talented senior forward Robbie Hummel, the Boilermakers are consistently ranking near the top of the Big Ten and will be in the mix for the conference title again this season. Tuesday January 31 vs. Wisconsin 8 p.m. – After losing to the Nittany Lions twice last year, the Badgers will be looking to exact some revenge. Star senior guard Jordan Taylor will be in consideration for Big Ten Player of the Year honors. The 2011‑2012 season could be a struggle for the Nittany Lions. A lot of new players, plus a new coaching staff will take some time to integrate and mesh together. While a repeat appearance in the Big Dance seems unlikely, the future of the program appears to be in good hands with Chambers, a man who has honed his craft learning from some of the best minds in college basketball today.
Make it a Raystown Football Weekend By Nick Bendowski
Raystown Lake. raystown.org
The Raystown Lake Recreation Area welcomes nearly two million visitors per year to the area for world‑class fishing, hiking, hunting, mountain biking, and boating. Two million people can’t be wrong, can they? Generations of families have been spending their weekends at Raystown Lake. Check out what you’ve been missing… Are you a thrill seeker (Allegrippis Trails)…Or are you a relaxer (house boat)? Are you an early‑bird (5 a.m. fly‑fishing)…Or are you a night owl (Mimi’s Martini Bar)? Whatever your taste, Huntingdon has something for your appetite. The diverse range of activities in the area will satisfy all ages and interests. With summer coming to a close Penn State football season on the horizon, start thinking about ways to enhance your Autumn weekends. Don’t settle for the ordinary.
Who needs a five‑star hotel when you have the lodges, cabins, and campgrounds of Huntingdon? Don’t worry about where you’re going to park your car. Worry about where you’re going to dock your boat. Lakefront properties are easily‑accessible, equipped with modern amenities, and most importantly, affordable. Visit raystown.org/places‑to‑stay for a complete list of cabins, campgrounds, and inns. Burgers…hot dogs…sausage…striper? Turn your tailgate into something special with a pregame fishing trip! Fishing guides have been helping amateur fisherman navigate the 8,300‑acre, 30‑mile long lake for years. Check out the Lunker Guide Service (lunkerguide.com), or the Clapper’s Guide Service (clappersguide.
PSU Home Game Weekend Raystown Region Event
PSU Sept. 2-5: Indiana State Home Game Fireworks on the Lake Weekend Sept. 9-11: Alabama Greenwood Furnace Folk Gathering
Oct. 14-16: Purdue
Sept. 23-25: E. Michigan Healthy Harvest Cassville Oktoberfest
Oct. 7-10: Iowa East Broad Top Railroad Fall Oct. Spectacular 28-30: Illinois
Oct. 14-16: Purdue Healthy Harvest Festival
Nov. 11-13: Nebraska
Oct. 28-30: Illinois Veterans Day Parade HAUNTingdon! Nov. 11-13: Nebraska Veterans Day Parade
Located just 45 minutes south of Beaver Stadium, the Raystown Lake Region has everything you need to make football weekends more than just tailgating!
For a complete schedule of events in Huntingdon County: Raystown.org/upcoming-events facebook.com/RaystownLake twitter.com/Raystown_Lake
com) for more information. Impress your friends with the “catch of the day” when you stroll up to your tailgate.
Boating and Parks The Southern Lake Containing 16 of Raystown Lake’s 32 miles of navigable channel, two beaches, a marina and six boat launches, the Southern Lake Area is a fantastic place for freshwater fishing, water‑skiing, swim‑ ming, kayaking, and lots of other great water activities. Aitch Boat Launch and Fishing Dock Aitch boat launch sits in the historic and sleepy town of Markles‑ burg. This small launch is tucked in a quite area that is close to numerous no wake zones and finger coves. James Creek Boat Launch Situated between Aitch Boat Launch and Nancy’s Boat‑to‑Shore, James Creek boat launch has long been a favorite of Raystown Lakers. With its permanent concrete pier and courtesy floating dock, there’s plenty of room for boaters to comfortably navigate this launch area. Seven Points Boat Launch Seven Points Boat Launch sits at the center of Raystown Lake Rec‑ reation Area. Boaters can enjoy camping, swimming at the beach, picnicking, fishing, Seven Points Marina and much more! Shy Beaver Boat Launch Located along Shy Beaver Creek in Hopewell Township, this boat launch is for the serious boater who simply wants to get on the water! Shy Beaver offers parking for up to 151 trailered vehicles and two designated handicapped spaces. Tatman Run Boat Launch Tatman Run Boat Launch and Recreation Area is a hotspot for per‑ sonal watercraft recreation. Visitors can also enjoy swimming at the beach, picnicking, fishing, a playground for the kids and much more! Weaver Falls Boat Launch Weaver Falls Boat Launch is the southernmost launch on Raystown Lake. With a large playground and picnic area, it’s a great place to start your journey from one end of the lake to the other! Rothrock State Forest The State Forest comprises approximately 94,287 acres. Activi‑ ties available include hiking, backpack overnight camping, bird watching, wildlife photography, hunting and fishing, horseback riding, snowmobiling, cross‑country skiing, mountain biking, berry picking, auto touring, and picnicking.
Tatman Run Recreation Area Enjoy Tatman Run’s reservable pavillion, playground, boat launch and fishing areas. Trough Creek State Park Located along a scenic gorge, this park is known for its natural and geological beauty. Camping, hiking, picnicking, and fishing are favorite activities in the 554 acre park. Some of the favorite fea‑ tures of Trough Creek State Park are Balanced Rock, the ice cave‑‑a natural cave with ice formations most of the year‑‑and Rainbow Falls, a picturesque waterfall. Warriors Path State Park The 349‑acre Warriors Path State Park lies very near the famous path used by the Iroquois in raids and wars with the Cherokees and other american Indians in southern Pennsylvania. A freshwater swamp and weathered shale cliffs are examples of the unique natural wonders that exist in the park.
For more Raystown Information visit Raystown.org.
Where to Stay Hilton Garden Inn
Hotels Fairfield Inn & Suites When visiting Happy Valley, choose the Fairfield Inn & Suites State College for your business or leisure travel. Minutes from Penn State University, Bryce Jordan Center, Beaver Stadium and Medlar Field, their State College accommodations offer an ideal location and award‑winning service. Their spacious guest rooms feature luxury bedding, coffeemaker, high‑speed Internet and individual climate control. 814‑238‑3871; marriott.com/hotels 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 every‑ where you want to be in town. Headed to Penn State? The campus is just a mile away. Want to explore downtown State College? Just four miles from their lobby. 814‑231‑1899; hamptoninn.com Holiday Inn Express Welcome to the Holiday Inn Express Hotel at
Williamsburg Square. This friendly, award winning hotel is located just off Interstate 99/ U.S. 220 (322 bypass) minutes from downtown State College and in the heart of Centre County, PA. Visiting Penn State? Situ‑ ated only 5 minutes from the Main Campus of Penn State, Beaver Stadium and the Bryce Jordan Center. 814‑867‑1800; ichotelsgroup.com Nittany Lion Inn Located 1.1 miles from downtown; only hotel on campus. Fitness center, putting green, gift shop, free internet, conference and banquet facilities. Dining Room and Whiskers Lounge on site. AAA Four Diamond Award Hotel; 814‑865‑8500; nittanylioninn.psu.edu Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel Located 3 miles from downtown. Pool, fitness center, free internet, conference and banquet facilities. Gardens Restaurant and Legends Lounge on site. Fun, food and friends await you in Happy Valley at the Penn Stater. 814‑863‑5050; pshs.psu.edu/pennstater SpringHill Suites State College One exit from Penn State University, home to Beaver Stadium and Nittany Lions football, SpringHill Suites by Marriott State College is the only all‑studio suite choice among State College hotels. Enhanced by service that will
delight both the business and leisure traveler, this smart and stylish hotel is a breath of fresh air, designed to enrich your travels. En‑ joy separate 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 comfortable seating including a pullout sofa bed. After a rejuvenating sleep in our signature bed, start your day with our free Suite Seasons hot and healthy breakfast buffet. An indoor pool and workout facility provide the perfect opportu‑ nity to unwind. 814‑867‑1807; marriott.com Toftrees Golf Resort & Conference Center Central Pennsylvania’s only Golf Resort and Conference Center nestled amid 1,500 scenic wooded acres in beautiful Centre County, Pennsylvania. The view is inescap‑ able. Sophistication and charm are reflected in every direction. Elegance and a relaxed ambiance surround you amid the splendor of this natural and pristine setting in the heart of Pennsylvania’s panoramic landscape. 888‑275‑0596; toftrees.com The Autoport The Autoport, Pennsylvanias first motel, is lo‑ cated 1.5 miles from PSU. Open for Breakfast 7AM daily with our Sunday Breakfast Buffet
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Where to Stay 9AM-12PM. Lunch and dinner specials, half priced happies 5PM-7PM daily. Free wi-fi, HBO, heated pool, famous fire-pits, entertainment Wed-Sat and our new seperate smoking lounge.814237-7666; www.theautoport.com Carnegie Inn & Spa Located in the Toftrees area of State College, the The Carnegie Inn & Spa is another of those Happy Valley mainstays that everyone seems to talk about. Boasting one of the fanciest dining facilities in the area, the AAA Four Diamond award‑winning property is also a striking place to stay. Twenty rooms and two suites are individually decorated and have foyers, ceiling fans and tall, sunny windows. 814‑234‑2424; carnegiehouse.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 Inns & Suites Relax at the brand new Country Inns & 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. Hope to see you soon! Visit their website for more information; countryinns.com;814‑234‑6000 Days Inn Penn State Located downtown. Full‑service. Indoor pool, fitness center, tanning booths, internet, conference and banquet facilities, business center. Mad Mex Restaurant and Brewsky’s Bottle Shop located on‑site. 814‑238‑8454; daysinn.com Econo Lodge Bellefonte Located 5 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. Pool, fitness center, free internet, conference facilities, busi‑
ness center. Harrison’s Wine, Grille & Catering on site. 866‑204‑1221; hiltongardeninn.hilton.com Nittany Budget Motel Located 3.1 miles from downtown. Internet. Free coffee and light breakfast. Brewsky’s Bottle Shop is located on‑site. Pet friendly. 814‑238‑0015; lioncountrylodging.com Nittany Lion Inn Located 1.1 miles from downtown; only hotel on campus. Fitness center, putting green, gift shop, free internet, conference and banquet facilities. Dining Room and Whiskers Lounge on‑site. AAA Four Diamond Award Hotel. 814‑865‑8500; pshs.psu.edu/nittanylioninn Northland Motel Northland Motel, conveniently located near campus off North Atherton Street, offers moderately priced accommodations with weekly and monthly rates available. The Northland Motel adjoins Northland Bowling and Recreation Center and The Arena Bar & Grill. Free Wi-Fi is offered along with other room amenities. 814-237-1400; www.northlandbowl.com/motel Quality Inn Located 1.7 miles from downtown. Internet, conference room. Free deluxe breakfast. Pet friendly. (Formerly the Motel 6). 814‑234‑1600; lioncountrylodging.com Ramada Conference Center Located 1.4 miles from downtown. Indoor and outdoor pool, recreation center, free internet, business center, conference and banquet fa‑ cilities. 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 downtown 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 Sleep Inn Designed to dream at the State College Sleep Inn, located behind T.G.I. Friday’s off of North Atherton Street. Your satisfaction 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, free breakfast. Clem’s BBQ, Perkins Restaurant and Brewsky’s Bottle Shop next door. 814‑237‑8005; lioncountrylodging.com The Philips Hotel Located 24.6 miles from downtown in Philipsburg. Wireless internet. Elegant rooms with 420‑count sheets and robes. 1921 Restaurant on site. 814‑342‑7445; thephilips1921.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 guestrooms, each with its own private bathroom. Another bonus: each room has a gorgeous
Where to Stay view of either Mt. Nittany or Tussey Mountain! 814‑466‑6100; therockgardenbandb.com
or other special occasions! 814‑422‑0386; innonthesky.com
downtown and relax at their bed & breakfast. 814‑355‑1117; ourfairladybnb.com
Carnegie Inn & Spa Located in the Toftrees area of State College, the The Carnegie Inn & Spa is another of those Happy Valley mainstays that everyone seems to talk about. Boasting one of the fanciest dining facilities in the area, the AAA Four Diamond award‑winning property is also a striking place to stay. Twenty rooms and two suites are individually decorated and have foyers, ceiling fans and tall, sunny windows. 814‑234‑2424; carnegiehouse.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 comple‑ mented by the warm hospitality of its staff. Each of the guestrooms offers a queen‑size bed, full private bath, gas fireplace, central air, DirecTV, and high‑speed wireless internet. 814‑692‑4980; mthideaway.com
PA‑Reservations.com Planning a last‑minute trip for Homecoming in October? Wondering who still has rooms available for the Michigan game? PA‑Reserva‑ tions has you covered since 1999! With the click of a mouse, you’ll gain access to inns, guest rooms, resorts, cabins, and houses for this Penn State football season! Their well‑maintained properties are inspected and approved for the safety and comfort of their guests. 814‑883‑6734; pa‑reservation.com
Centre Mills Bed & Breakfast Stay in their lovely 1813 mill‑owner’s home which is listed on the National Register of His‑ toric Places. Their fully‑restored stone house sits on 26 acres in the heart of Brush Valley’s amish farm community. They are still close by to plenty of restaurants and shopping! Availability for each 2011 Penn State home football game. 814‑349‑8000; centremills.com
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 guestrooms with queen‑size feather beds. Enjoy the sights and sounds of downtown Bellefonte, located just blocks away. Escape the commotion of
Purple Gate Guesthouse Located in scenic Birmingham, 4 miles south of Tyrone, the Purple Gate Guesthouse is easily accessed from I‑99. Great fishing is a short distance away at the Little Juniata River or Spruce Creek. Enjoy a stay at a country getaway! 814‑684‑7806; purplegateguesthouse.com
Chatelaine Bed & Breakfast Located six miles away from Penn State’s campus, the Chatelaine Bed and Breakfast offers a luxuri‑ ous escape for alumni, visitors or football fans. The Chatelaine was built in 1841 and serves as a perfect getaway in the shadows of Tussey Mountain. Spend a night in one of the Chatelaine’s Empire/ Federal‑style rooms, featuring fireplaces, canopy beds and private baths. You are mere minutes from the heart of things, but miles from your concerns. 814‑238‑2028; chatelainebandb.com Inn on the Sky Perched high atop Brush Mountain, this rustic, luxurious heavy timber‑frame inn has two master suites with scenic views and jacuzzi tubs. Also, three additional, spacious bedrooms with private bathrooms. Perfect place for celebrations, corporate meetings, getaway weekends, Penn State Alumni reunions, and weddings
Rest and Repast Reserva‑ tion Service Rest and Repast B&B Reservation Service fulfills a lodging short‑ age during peak PSU football weekends, PSU commencement, and other special events. Rates include breakfast and range from $165 to $200 a night double occupancy. All properties in the State College area are within 1 to 6 miles of Beaver Stadium. Properties within a short drive are between 7 to 16 miles of the stadium; 800‑262‑2655; restandrepast.com Weiler Mansion B&B Located just 30 minutes from State College, this historic B&B offers three rooms with a tremendous view and incredible hospitality. Step back in time as you explore rural heritage among one of Pennsylvania’s amish com‑ munities. If your life is complex, get back to the simple basics with a visit to their bed and breakfast. 717‑483‑6736; weilermansionbnb.com
Where to Stay Lodges & Cabins Bear Country Cabin Located outside of Lock Haven, a short drive from State College and 15 minutes from I‑80, the newly‑remodeled cabin has everything you need for a weekend getaway. The cabin sleeps eight comfortably and features a fully‑stocked kitchen and satellite television amongst other amenities. Build family memo‑ ries that last a lifetime and experience nature at its finest! 717‑768‑8570; bigbearcoolcab‑ ins.com/bearcountry 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 fall to hunt or kayak, or for a snowmobiling or ice fishing trip this winter. 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. 814‑686‑1878; blackmoshannonlodge.com Ingleby Lodge A private pennsylvania fly fishing lodge located in Central PA, between Penn State (conveniently 25 minutes for PSU Football Fans) and Bucknell University. The 3-Story hand hewn log vacation home is situated in the Appalachian Mountain Range, just off of Ingleby Road between Camp Woodward Action Sports Center and the quaint Fly Fishing town of Coburn,PA -- where Elk,Pine and Penn’s Creek meet and was host to the U.S. National Fly Fishing championship. The Lodge is convenient yet secluded for all of your Central PA vacation needs. 814-360-5145;
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 Happy Valley Retreats Planning a last‑minute trip for Homecoming in
October? Wondering who still has rooms available for the Michigan game? Happy Valley Retreats has you covered since 1999! Their well‑maintained properties are inspected and approved for the safety and comfort of their guests; 888‑466‑9955; happyvalleyretreats.com Mountain Acres Lodge The secluded lodge is only 15 minutes from Beaver Stadium and equally convenient to the many other area attractions. The lodge boasts a great room open three stories to a widows walk, a commercially Our Fair Lady B&B. ourfairladybnb.com appointed kitchen, two full baths, and a grand fireplace and seating surround. Ten private bedrooms are located off the second and third floor balconies. 814‑364‑1508; mountainacres‑ Campgrounds lodge.com Raystown Lake Region Located in central Pennsylvania’s Allegheny Ridge Retreat Mountains, Raystown Lake is the heart of Re‑think your visit to Penn State. Add one Huntingdon County, and home to year‑round day to a football weekend and make it a mini outdoor fun. Check out bed & breakfasts, vacation. Or better yet, take a whole week lodges, campgrounds and other places to at Raystown Lake and mix in the activities stay! 814‑658‑0060; raystown.org around the lake with the State College Arts Festival or other Penn State activities. Stay in WaterSide Campground & RV Park a 4200‑square‑foot timber‑framed mountain WaterSide on the Juniata River and Penn‑ home with four bedrooms and three full sylvania Canal, minutes from Penn State, is baths. Take advantage of fishing on Raystown one of the highest‑rated campgrounds in Lake, biking the certified trails, judged by the Pennsylvania. Riverfront Full Hookups Sites, american Mountain Biking Association to be Heated Pool, Canoes, Kayaks, Canal Boat Rides the best on the East Coast. Canoe and Kayak add to the fun! Cabin Rentals and Fishing, too! on the Little Juniata River below the dam. Fly 717‑248‑3974; watersidecampground.com fish the stream where Jimmy Carter fishes just below Alexantra, PA. This magnificent property is 33 miles (40 minutes) from Penn State. 610‑664‑7097; theridgeretreat.com For more accommodations in 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 fishing and relaxation) for a stay in the heart of Amish Country. 814‑349‑4484; woodwardcrossings.com
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Living/Relocate Happy Valley Retirement Communities 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; villageatpennstate.com Foxdale Village Foxdale Village is a Quaker‑directed not‑for‑profit continuing care retirement community 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 healthcare 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 Single Family Homes and Townhomes featuring single‑level living. They do the yard work so you’ll have plenty of time to enjoy the dramatic clubhouse, pool and other 5‑star amenities. Call about their new HomePlus Program—enjoy your new home, better lifestyle and no monthly payment! 814‑466‑9490 or toll free: 1‑855‑TOA‑HOME; traditionsofamerica.com
Rentals Associated Realty Property Management AR p.m. has been serving the needs of Penn State students, families, profession‑ als and property owners since 1978. The professional staff maintains a high level of excellence in providing quality property management. They have over 1200 proper‑ ties from which to choose. 814‑231‑3333; arpm.com
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. 800‑553‑2539; apartmentstore.com/ state‑college
Realtors Kissinger, Bigatel & Brower Realtors The people at Kissinger Bigatel & Brower Realtors take customer service so seriously that they constantly monitor their per‑ formance by sending a survey to each and every customer. 814‑234‑4000; 1kbb.com Ella & W.L. ‘Wendy’ Williams Ella has been nationally recognized for service to her clients for more than 30 years. Wendy has been working as a team with his wife, Ella, since 1991. And Juliet Clouser, transaction coordinator, rounds out the Ella‑Williams Team serving buyers and sellers of residential, commercial and investment real estate. 814‑280‑3606; ellawilliams.featuredwebsite.com Mary Ann Scordo Realtor; ABR, Prudential e‑Certified. Take advantage of Mary Ann’s extensive expertise in the State College, Bellefonte and Philipsburg markets. Visit her website to see homes for sale, moving resources and mortgage information. 814‑231‑2214 x148; maryannscordo.com Tricia Merritt Tricia’s approach to real estate is built on personal touches, win‑win deals and positive results. Thinking of building your own dream home? Contact Tricia to learn more about the large scenic lots available at Grove Park. 814‑272‑3333; triciamerritt. yourkwagent.com The Village of Nittany Glen You won’t need to spend an extra dime to get many of the luxury upgrades in this gourmet kitchen or in every room of the sensational new homes at Nittany Glen —
the best real estate value in State College. Stop by for a tour today! 814‑357‑0202; nittanyglen.com
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 delight‑ ful amenities that enhance life’s every mo‑ ment. 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 The Village of Nittany Glen You won’t need to spend an extra dime to get many of the luxury upgrades in this gourmet kitchen or in every room of the sensational new homes at Nittany Glen — the best real estate value in State College. Stop by for a tour today! 814‑357‑0202; nittanyglen.com Grove Park Grove Park is a new development situated in a beautiful, quiet and open country landscape just seven miles from Beaver Stadium. Choose your own builder and en‑ joy large lot sizes starting at just $62,000. 814‑880‑3071; buildatgrovepark.com Haubert Homes Building your home is an enjoyable and exciting experience. Choose family‑owned Haubert Homes which has hundreds of house plans or can build from yours, thou‑ sands of color options, virtually unlimited design changes and options for financing. 814‑867‑3262; hauberthomes.com S&A Homes S&A Homes have more than 50 fully‑developed communities, many with parks, play areas and ballfields, where they can build your new home. If you prefer a specific site, let their lo‑ cal home builder offices help you. they’ll make sure your new home is a dream come true. 814‑231‑8560; sahomebuilder.com
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Special Section: Bellefonte, Pa
A Guided Tour of the New Bellefonte (and Some of the Old, Too) A quick overview of the county seat of Centre County By Melady Kehm Until a few years ago, my tour of Bellefonte concen‑ trated almost entirely on the things past—Belle‑ fonte’s optimistic beginnings, its extraordinary bloom during the Victorian period, its architecture. That’s changed. Now there’s so much activity and so much promise in Bellefonte that I find myself talking about present and the future nearly as much as the past. On a trot about town my visitors and I may bump into borough employees putting up new streetlights that look as if they were cast in the 19th century, or watch somebody replace a decora‑ tive iron beam that had been removed long ago in a misguided modernization. And just today, I had to step around a pile of torn‑out paneling from a historic building that’s getting a new business and newly exposed original walls. Bellefonte’s downtown began stabilizing in the 1980s, after a decade or so of decline. Since then, citizens and businesses have learned to view downtown development as a planned process focusing on the town’s greatest assets—a romantic history, a remarkable collection of Georgian and Victorian architecture, and a cadre of shop owners who know their merchandise and are willing to take the time to help their customers. In the last eight years, Bellefonte has retained nearly all its major businesses and added several new, strong shops and restaurants. All this began in 1780s along Spring Creek where a little village
Centre County Courthouse, Bellefonte
grew up around a mill, located where the Gamble Mill is today. It was owned by William Lamb, and the village became known as Lamb’s crossing. The area was frontier at the time—a wilderness used for hunt‑ ing by Indians. But good iron ore deposits and plentiful hardwood and water supplies drew the interest of such men as Colonel James Dunlop who came to the area to develop an iron business with his surveyor son‑in‑law James Harris. In 1795 the pair laid out a town where Bellefonte is now. It’s said that the town got its name from the French noblemen Talleyrand, who was in exile in the United States and was invited to dinner at the Harris’. When he saw the Big Spring near where
Special Section: Bellefonte, Pa Talleyrand Park is today, he said something like, “Quelle belle fountain!” (What a beautiful fountain!) Mrs. Harris anglicized it to “Bellefonte” and promoted the name.
“Any town in Happy Valley is wonderful but Bellefonte is the most unique. It’s small town charm can’t be beat and the people are fabulous. It’s the perfect pairing of the vibe you find in older towns close to large cities, and the laid back atmosphere of central PA.” - Mark Dello Stritto
Before you go Don’t Miss
Talleyrand Park ‑ for adults and Children Plaza Centre Antiques ‑ 814-357-4870
Restaurants worth checking out: Cafe on the Park cafeonthepark.net
Jim’s Italian Cuisine jimsitalian.wordpress.com
Seven of Bellefonte’s residents during the Victorian period became governors ‑ five in Bonfatto’s Pennsylvania, one each in California and Kansas. The statue of Andrew Gregg Curtin, gover‑ bonfattos.com nor of Pennsylvania during the Civil War, stands in front of the courthouse. He helped unite the states in opposition to slavery and in support of Lincoln and the Northern cause. Curtin Cool Beans Coffee was born in Bellefonte (the spot is designated by a historical maker of South Allegheny bellefontecoolbeans.com Street) and he eventually built a house now occupied by the Elks Club on West High Street. The Diamond Deli - 814-353-3354 Many of Bellefonte’s closely‑built Georgian structures from the late 18th and early 19ths centuries were destroyed by a series of fires in the late 1800s. It was a tragedy, but now completely so, because The Gamble Mill Restaurant & Microbrewery while the fires consumed wonderful architectural treasures, they Located only minutes from Penn State University in Bellefonte, also made way for the more ornate Victorian building popular at The Gamble Mill combines a unique casual and historical atmo‑ the time. sphere with bold American cuisine. Enjoy either the informal That was the case with the block where the Crider Exchange pub menu or a fine dining experience. Plus, don’t miss their was built in 1889 on North Allegheny to the right of the court‑ in‑house brewed selections crafted by former Dogfish Head house. Mr. Crider commissioned Robert Cole to design the building brewer Mike Smith. For more information visit in a mix of Queen Anne façade and Second Empire roof. www.gamblemill.com Queen Anne style is typified by the use of various surface treatments such as the pressed metal fishscale pattern, and also by turrets—an example of which is found in the First National Bank building (1888) next t the Crider Exchange. In fact, much of Victorian architecture is a combination of styles. In Bellefonte, the Victorian period ran approximately from the Civil War to 1910. Even though this tour stops here, the fun’s just beginning if you get hooked on Bellefonte. Like the Big Spring, the town seems to be an inexhaustible source of nourishment.
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Cool Beans Coffee and Tea By Nicole Weaver Cool Beans Coffee and Tea has been at 141 West High Street in Bellefonte, PA for three years now. The little shop has a wide range menu from its espressos, coffee, lunch menu, and baked goods. The owner, Wendy Fultz previously worked as an administration assistant in the Anthropology Department at Penn State University for 19 years before starting her business. She went to South Hills Business School to study marketing management. She said that she started her coffee shop to become a bigger part of her community. “It didn’t necessarily need to be a coffee shop it’s just hap‑ penstance,” she said. The cute café was started after having a previous owner for six years. The décor was completely different and was a pirate them. “It was then changed to represent Bellefonte by being small and quaint” said Fultz. There are some types of coffee that is named to represent some aspects of Bellefonte like Big Spring Blue, Cadillac Black, Governor’s Grind, and the Curtain Classic. Fultz really loves Bellefonte because of it is a community that supports children and businesses. She welcomes every one. Most of her customers are locals, tailgaters, and graduate students. “I just feel like people could just congregate [here],” said Fultz. Her coffee shop has a lounge where it is open to events like music The Governor’s Pub Downtown Bellefonte is expanding with some amazing restau‑ rants. One of our Top Picks is the Governor’s Pub. Located right on the main street in town (211 West High Street), The Governor’s Pub offers affordable food made from scratch and delivers it in an English Pub atmosphere that also draws in Bellefonte heritage. Check out this one of a kind loca‑ tion for our favorites - their famous reuben sandwiches and homemade sauerkraut with cabbage grown by the owner’s father. Also, The Governor’s Pub offers their “Governor’s Parlor,” a private room for parties or meetings, affordable lunch and dinner specials and a bar and bottle shop. 814-353-1008 thegovernorspub.com
groups. There is also a group called The Knotty Knitters that use the area for knitting together every Monday for the past two years. Wendy also made sure that her café is a place for parents and children by holding art discovery classes for preschool children two days a week. Her employee, Jill Seigworth who studied childhood development, teaches the class. While the kids have their class, parents can sit down together and relax with a cup of coffee. “It is only a cup of coffee. We are not fixing the world problems but it is nice to make people’s day better,” said Fultz. Today society is always in a rush and very hectic she commented. Fultz strives to make her café a safe haven and very relaxing to her customers. She also strives to make her customers feel at home. “What I think sets us apart is we take time to remember your favorite drink,” said Fultz. Not only will she know your favorite drink, but many regular customers keep their own mug in the store and it is hung up behind the counter waiting for them when they come. Currently there are 29 colorful cups that belong to different customers. Another thing that sets Cool Beans apart is that they have fair trade coffee. Fair trade coffee is coffee that helps small farmers in developing countries by cutting out more of the middle men in the trade process and more of the profit can reach the farmer. This kind of trade also doesn’t support slavery that is sometimes used in cultivating coffee beans. “Someone approached me [about selling fair trade coffee]. She was really great in trying to get Bellefonte to become a fair trade town. We thought it was a good idea and began participating in it,” said Fultz. Now you can find coffee from Ethiopia and other third world countries in the cafe to help this movement. There are many things on the menu that are family recipes like apple pie, peach pie, monster cookies, whoopie pies, and more. The reci‑ pes are a mixture from her family and her husband’s family members. All of the baked goods are made fresh every day and Fultz said when‑ ever anyone has any free time they are back baking something new. The menu is always changing due to seasons, but also Fultz listens to her customers. If a customer has a suggestion they will try to find the recipe if they don’t already have one and try selling it. Fultz’s personal favorite items on her menu are the baked oat‑ meal and apple pie. In the summer the ice coffee is the best‑selling and in the winter people flock to their lattes. There are even items for people who have a gluten allergy like flourless peanut butter cookies. Fultz said she is not thinking about expanding her coffee shop “I don’t want to lose the connection from people that come in and day out.” Cool Beans Coffee and Tea 141 W High St, Bellefonte, PA 16823 814-355‑1178; www.coolbeancoffeeandtea.com
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Come Visit Victorian Bellefonte By Gary Hoover Homecoming is a return—a time to relive old memories and make some new ones, perhaps to introduce or re-introduce family and friends to Penn State and the broad Centre County community around it. No trip to Centre County could be complete without visiting Victorian Bellefonte for a change of pace. Bellefonte is steeped in history as the home of seven Governors, as a repository of classic Victorian and earlier archi‑ tecture, as the first stop on the early air mail flights, as the home of the American Philatelic Society’s National Headquarters and Museum, and for its world-famous Big Spring. But Bellefonte is also known for more contemporary treasures. People come for its shops, pubs, cafes and restaurants; for special events like the Bellefonte Car Cruise, the Arts and Crafts Fair or Victorian Christmas; to stroll and picnic in beautiful Tallyrand Park; to take advantage of the best fly fishing town in Pennsylvania or for kayaking, hiking, biking and other outdoor activi‑ ties; for the Fall Foliage or Santa Express train excursions; to take an interest‑ ing and informative self-guided walking tour; or to just relax and renew. Come visit Victorian Bellefonte—it’s not as far from State College as it used to be. For more information, visit www.bellefonte.com or call the Bellefonte Intervalley Area Chamber of Commerce and Visitor’s Center at 814-355-2917.
Pizza Mia If you’re looking for the best pizza in Bellefonte, PA, we recom‑ mend Pizza Mia located right downtown at 106 N. Spring Street. Everything at this small pizza and sandwich shop is made fresh. Their vegetables are hometown grown, wings are oven roasted rather than fried, and their salads are as good as any we’ve had in the big city. But, don’t take our word for it. Stop in and see owner John Jennings and try a bite for yourself. 814-355-3738 ; bellefontepizzamia.com
Otto’s Pub and Brewery
Otto’s is a place you can’t possibly miss when in town. With the new location, everything is bigger and better; the food, the beer, the service, and not to mention the much bigger parking lot. First, let’s talk food; their menu is all American cuisine, always fresh and made with local ingredients, so you know it’s good. Next BEER, now you can’t talk about Otto’s and not mention their in‑house brewery. Otto’s has a wide variety of wonderful beers, most of which are brewed in house at the start of day, making them more crisp and refreshing. And in celebration of “Oktober,” they are offering their annual favorite: “Oktoberfest!” 2235 North Atherton St., State College, PA 16803; 814‑867‑OTTO; www.ottospubandbrewery.net
Elk Creek Café
Elk Creek Café is the heart of Milheim, PA. Its main room has high ceilings, a generous bar, and huge windows that make it feel roomy and airy, even when it is jam packed. Elk Creek is all about local, from its fresh food, to its award‑winning beers, to the art on their walls, and the musical talent they bring in. Everything you see in this café is local, making it unique. 100 W Main St, Millheim, PA 16854; 814‑ 349‑8850; www.elkcreekcafe.net
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Gamble Mill Restaurant and Microbrewery
If you’re looking for a small town feel, then this is definitely the place to be. Located right off interstate 80, this rustic and cozy restaurant offers bold American cuisine with their award winning wine program, and in‑house craft beers. Most of the Gamble Mill’s brews are named after well known Bellefonte residents or historic events. 160 Dublap St., Bellefonte, PA 16823; 814‑355‑7764; www.gamblemill.com
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A place for all ages, the Bullfrog Brewery is a well‑noted microbrewery in Williamsport, PA. Between the incredible food, awesome entertainment, upbeat atmosphere, and award winning in‑house beers, bullfrog is a destination for many locals and visitors alike. The Bullfrog prides themselves with award winning beer (Gold medal at the World Beer Cup), and fresh and exciting food. The Bullfrog is also a late night hot spot for anyone who loves live, original music. Frequently, full bands, as well as solo performers, schedule a tour stop at the Bullfrog Brewery. Music ranges from jazz to rock to flock to funk. 229 W 4th St., Williamsport, PA 17701; 570‑326‑4700; www.bullfrogbrewery.com
Traveling to Happy Valley By Nick Bendowski Three hours to Pittsburgh. Three hours to Philadelphia. Four hours to New York City. Conveniently located in the heart of Pennsylva‑ nia, Happy Valley is a comfortable and worthwhile distance from wherever you are. You can always take the driving route (Interstate 80, that is), or you can check out these travel alternatives:
College, you can be on the Penn State campus just minutes after your wheels hit the tarmac. For more information, including driving directions, fares, and more, visit the University Park Airport Web site at universityparkairport.com or call 814‑865‑5511.
By Air University Park Airport is quiet and small, always welcoming to business travelers, visitors and Penn State students. With direct service to three major metro areas, you can take to the sky to come and go as you please. • Northwest Airlines (Delta) has service to and from Detroit three times a day. • United Express flys to and from Washington/Dulles four times a day. • US Airways Express to and from Philadelphia has flights almost nonstop throughout the week. Airport parking is available in secure lots at a very reasonable price: One dollar an hour (up to eight hours) or $40 for a week. With the airport only a short drive from downtown State
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Aside from driving, busing is the best option for getting to Happy Valley from the major metropolitan areas. Best of all, there are plenty of options: Fullington Bus Company has been serving State College and its surrounding areas for over 100 years. They offer daily trips on the following lines: • Reading / Allentown / Newark • New York City / Rockaway Mall, NJ / East Stroudsburg • Philadelphia / King of Prussia • Pittsburgh / Monroeville • Baltimore / Washington / York, PA For more information, visit fullingtontours.com or call 814‑238‑1100. State College’s Greyhound station is conveniently located near the downtown’s west side, at 152 North Atherton Street. Buses leave for travel hubs such as Harrisburg and Pittsburgh multiple times each day. Traveling on a budget? Greyhound is a cheap, efficient alternative to driving yourself. Visit greyhound.com, or call the State College terminal at 814‑238‑7971 for more information. MegaBus, the latest addition to Happy Valley’s repertoire of buses, offers trips for as low as $1 to and from the following locations: Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, New York and Camden. Log on to us.megabus.com and book early for the best deals, or call 1‑877‑462‑6342 for more information. Although Happy Valley doesn’t have a train station of its own, it’s still easy to get here by rail. Amtrak has train stations in Altoona, Lewistown and Huntingdon. All are a short trek from the area. For more information go to amtrak.com or call the Altoona station at 814‑946‑1100.
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Sat., Nov. 5 vs. Bloomsburg EX 2:00 p.m. (Home) Fri., Nov. 11 vs. Washington State 6:00 p.m. (Home) Sun., Nov. 13 Middle Tennessee State/UNC 12/2 p.m. Thu., Nov. 17 at Delaware 7:00 p.m. (Away) Sun., Nov. 20 at South Carolina 3:00 p.m. (Away) Fri., Nov. 25 vs. Iowa State 6:00 p.m. (Away) Sat., Nov. 26 at Nevada/Butler 7/9 p.m. (Away) Wed., Nov. 30 vs. North Carolina 6:30 p.m. (Home) Sat., Dec. 3 at Texas Tech 8:00 p.m. (Away) Tue., Dec. 6 vs. Virginia Tech 7:00 p.m. (Home) Sun., Dec. 11 vs. Maryland Eastern Shore 2:00 p.m. Sun., Dec. 18 vs. Wagner 1:00 p.m. (Home) Wed., Dec. 21 at Bucknell 7:00 p.m. (Away) Fri., Dec. 30 vs. Nebraska 7:00 p.m. (Home) Mon., Jan. 2 at Wisconsin 1/3 p.m. (Away) Sat., Jan. 7 vs. Michigan State 2:00 p.m. (Home) Thu., Jan. 12 vs. Michigan 6:00 p.m. (Home) Sun., Jan. 15 at Nebraska 3:05 p.m. (Away) Thu., Jan. 19 at Illinois 8:00 p.m. (Away) Sun., Jan. 22 vs. Iowa 3:00 p.m. (Home) Thu., Jan. 26 at Michigan 7:00 p.m. (Away) Sun., Jan. 29 at Michigan State 3:00 p.m. (Away) Thu., Feb. 2 vs. Indiana 7:00 p.m. (Home) Sun., Feb. 5 at Minnesota 3:00 p.m. (Away) Thu., Feb. 9 vs. Wisconsin 7:00 p.m. (Home) Sun., Feb. 12 at Northwestern 1:00 p.m. (Away) Thu., Feb. 16 at Purdue 6:00 p.m. (Away) Mon., Feb. 20 vs. Ohio State 7:00 p.m. (Home) Sun., Feb. 26 vs. Minnesota 12/2/4 p.m. (Home)
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Houndog Tours - The Ticket Man Can By Nicole Weaver Steve Keesey used to work in the food business at Jensen’s Dairy Bar in the Fingerlakes, New York which had hamburgers, hot dogs, and French fries. There was no work in the winter and it demanded long hours to make little money. Luckily he got out of it. Keesey started his own business in 1998 selling Penn State football tickets but his business founded him long before. It all started in the mid-80s when his friends began calling him from out of town asking for football tickets. He would sell them including the estimated price of gas he used in getting them and money for his time. His friends then began spreading the word of their source of football tickets and soon people as far as Alabama began calling Keesey for tickets. When Keesey asked who gave them his information they answered that his number was posted on a bulletin board at a local business. The business has not always been easy many hated what he was doing. “I was a scalper, I was a scalper,” repeated Keesey. Keesey disagrees with this however and said a scalper is someone forcing people to buy things which he doesn’t do. Stubhub, ebay, and ticketmaster are all Keesey’s competition. “They would like to drive everybody like me out so they can have a monopoly.” Keesey never left State College “I don’t know what you think of State College, but believe me that when you leave here
and go to one of those little towns that you are going wish you were back in State College.” He said. In State College he said you get more privacy and meet different people. He raised two children in a com‑ munity where seeing someone who was raised in a different culture from you wasn’t that different. Marilyn Keesey, his wife said one day she brought her son to a basketball game and at night to ballet. She said she likes that in State College people can be exposed to more things. “Penn State and I will grow old together,” said Keesey. For more information go to hounddogtours.com.
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