Edward Stoddard

Edward Stoddard

Communications Director

A life-long Pennsylvania resident; Ed enjoys family activities, hiking, photography, community events, the arts, history and travel. Ed visited Happy Valley frequently in the 80s and lived here from 1991-2008. He is very happy to be back and sharing Happy Valley stories with the world.

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19 articles

Poe Valley Troubadours

Itineraries

Dispatch from The Happy Valley Adventure Bureau - July 28, 2020

JULY 28, 2020: From the Poe Valley Troubadours in Millheim to the Go Karts at Tussey Mountain Fun Centre to the Old Mud Church in Philipsburg, there are in-person events and places to visit in Happy Valley, Pennsylvania. Enjoy Friday in the 'Fonte this Friday in Bellefonte. Read more in this week's dispatch. Please follow health guidelines and wear a mask to protect yourself and others.

ADVENTURE changes by person and moment by moment. Adventure can mean shopping, sports events, dining, attending a great conference, a great stay at a hotel or B&B, seeing a thrilling performance on stage or time by the campfire relaxing along the trail. ADVENTURE is personal. ADVENTURE happens in #HappyValleyPA.

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Places To Stay

Happy Valley Hotels & Restaurants Showcase Health and Safety Measures

We are proud of our hotels and restaurants in Happy Valley, Pennsylvania. As regulated industries, businesses have rushed to adopt and adapt to safe practices designed to protect guests and employees during the pandemic. Hotels and restaurants in Pennsylvania have always adhered to strict cleanliness mandates. Public health agencies and business leaders are working together nationwide to develop even more heightened “New Normal” cleanliness, public safety and health protocols in every industry. Read more about how Happy Valley hotels and restaurants are working to ensure a safe

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Events

Friday in the 'Fonte - July 31, 2020

Downtown Bellefonte will again be home to two pop-up outdoor dining spaces, as well as a downtown Sidewalk Sale, on July 31, 2020, during the community’s monthly Friday in the ‘Fonte celebration. Photo Credit: Kathy Breidenbaugh

Bellefonte Kayak

Itineraries

Dispatch from The Happy Valley Adventure Bureau - July 22, 2020

JULY 22, 2020: Happy Valley, Pennsylvania is an outdoor paradise. This Dispatch covers information on some spots on land and water where you can enjoy Happy Valley.

ADVENTURE changes by person and moment by moment. Adventure can mean shopping, sports events, dining, attending a great conference, a great stay at a hotel or B&B, seeing a thrilling performance on stage or time by the campfire relaxing along the trail. ADVENTURE is personal. ADVENTURE happens in #HappyValleyPA.

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Itineraries

Dispatch from The Happy Valley Adventure Bureau - July 14, 2020

JULY 14, 2020: Take a stroll through the events and tips to plan some leisure time in Happy Valley, Pennsylvania.

ADVENTURE changes by person and moment by moment. Adventure can mean shopping, sports events, dining, attending a great conference, a great stay at a hotel or B&B, seeing a thrilling performance on stage or time by the campfire relaxing along the trail. ADVENTURE is personal. ADVENTURE happens in #HappyValleyPA.

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Food & Drink

The Overlook Grill’s Phased Re-Opening

The Overlook Grill by Harrison’s offers award-winning food and service in a relaxed yet sophisticated atmosphere with a backdrop of breathtaking views. The Overlook Grill is undergoing a phased re-opening following the government-mandated closures and is currently offering delicious take-out options. While the indoor dining room is closed for now, take-out customers can enjoy bar beverages and gorgeous views at the self-serve outdoor tables. Current hours for restaurant take-out are Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays, 4pm to 8pm. Find menus and more information at TheOverlookGrill.com.

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Events

Dispatch from The Happy Valley Adventure Bureau - July 9, 2020

JULY 9, 2020: Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts AND Peoples Choice Festival go virtual

News to know to help you plan some leisure time in Happy Valley, Pennsylvania. ADVENTURE changes by person and moment by moment. Adventure can mean shopping, sports events, dining, attending a great conference, a great stay at a hotel or B&B, seeing a thrilling performance on stage or time by the campfire relaxing along the trail. ADVENTURE is personal. ADVENTURE happens in #HappyValleyPA.

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Events

200th anniversary of Philipsburg’s Old Mud Church to be celebrated on-line

The planned events for the 200th anniversary of Philipsburg’s Old Mud Church will not be taking place over the summer of 2020 due to restrictions of the COVID-19 epidemic. But this doesn’t mean the old church has been forgotten. A number of on-line celebrations will be hosted on the new website of the Philipsburg Historical Foundation, soon to be announced.

The Happy Valley Adventure Bureau cannot stress enough that we believe in responsible and safe travel. We do encourage visitors planning business or leisure travel to Happy Valley to refer to the following resources for reliable information and updates regarding COVID-19. Please keep in mind that some articles on this blog were written in a different age pre-virus. Please refer to the individual business websites for current status and hours available. HVAB links to business and other appropriate pages at every opportunity.