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From football to festivals, Happy Valley is the place to be in 2023

Throughout the year, Happy Valley is full of great things to do, whether you are looking for live music, sporting events, outdoor recreation, festivals, or just a night out with friends. Here are a look at five of the biggest events that we are looking forward to in 2023

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Tanya Campbell talks butts on bikes, East Coast gravel, and the gemstone of Rothrock State Forest.

When Tanya Campbell was a little girl, her grandmother walked her dogs on Charcoal Flats, a trail in Shingletown. Tanya, her mother, and her daughter also enjoyed hiking along this same trail. The trail, just past Pine Grove Mills near the small town of Shingletown, is known for its series of four charcoal flats — large, circular flat areas where logs would be piled and allowed to smolder to create and one that was used to make iron ore. Or, in the words of little girl Tanya, it’s a place that is “rocky and awesome.”


Comic Con coming to Happy Valley

The Happy Valley Comic and Collectibles Convention will be coming to State College Saturday, February 25 to Sunday, February 26. The two day event will be hosted at Nittany Valley Sports Centre, and the event will be held on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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Beloved Music and Theatre Teacher Now Offering Summer Classes!

In the summer of 2022, Leah Mueller, a State College local and former State College Area School District performing arts teacher, purchased the local musical theatre training studio Singing Onstage. While the match was a great fit, the timing wasn’t perfect. Mueller was about to start her last year as a graduate student in Indiana University’s MFA in Acting program. Upon her graduation from the program in May 2023, Mueller will be returning to State College to begin teaching at Singing Onstage full-time.

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Why locals love State College living

It’s no surprise State College was named one of the 2022 Top 100 Best Places to Live by, and in top communities on Niche. Here are just a few of the positive attributes that local residents love about their hometown.

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