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“The Rowland Theatre, Of Course:” Take a Tour of Philipsburg with Rebecca Inlow

Local author and historian Rebecca Inlow wants to tell you about Philipsburg, and specifically about its movie palace The Rowland Theatre. A longtime volunteer for the theatre, Inlow has authored the book “The Rowland Story: Beauty from Ashes,” a labor of love that took 3 ½ years to complete (you can buy a copy at the theatre, or at Shindig Alley on the corner of Front and Pine in Philipsburg). She says it was worth it all to discover “little pieces of history that you can find around every corner.”

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Be Adventuresome and Willing to Fail: ‘Better Call Saul’s’ Patrick Fabian

On November 6, Penn State alumnus and actor Patrick Fabian will be appearing at the Centre Film Festival at the Rowland Theatre. And when Filmmaker and Festival Director Pearl Gluck reached out to Fabian to invite him to the festival, she already knew about both his extensive acting career and his connection to Happy Valley … or so she thought. As it turns out, the stories — and film magic — were so much better than she could have imagined.

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Stay Here, Eat Here

Happy Valley is known for charming accommodations and delicious dishes, but it’s truly magical when you can find both in one spot. Here’s some of our top picks for places to stay … and eat in style.

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Head to Happy Valley, PA for a mid-summer weekend full of family fun

Happy Valley’s quaint, historic communities are pulling out all the stops to make the July 9-11 weekend one to remember. From festivals to fireworks, to new ways to experience art, music and more, gather your family or friends and head to your new happy place for a full slate of first-time events and weekend fun.

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We Are Inn and Lobby Grille Implements COVID Safety Plan

Since the pandemic and the evolving mandates it brought about appeared, Pat Romano and his staff at the We Are Inn, like so many businesses, have been navigating new and changing requirements and working hard to ensure the safety of all patrons.

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In Happy Valley, farm fresh ice cream is always in season

The summer is heating up, and that means it is time to enjoy a scoop or carton of delicious, farm fresh ice cream. In keeping with Happy Valley’s deep agricultural roots, there are plenty of places to cool off (or get your chill on) with this popular frozen treat straight from the farm.

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