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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    edwards@happyvalley.com

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Sports

SPIKES RELEASE 2021 SCHEDULE starting Monday, May 24. 2021

The State College Spikes’ schedule for the inaugural season of the Major League Baseball Draft League has been released. The Spikes will bring baseball back to fans from across Happy Valley with a 34-game regular season home schedule that runs from Monday, May 24 through Friday, August 13, 2021.

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Events

Central PA Everything Home Expo - virtual 2021

Over the last 36 years, the Builders Association of Central PA has provided homeowners the opportunity to meet with industry experts during our annual home show. The only change this year is we are bringing the show to you. The virtual event will provide homeowners with everything they have come to expect from the Central PA Home Expo but this year it is from the comfort of your home.v

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Places To Stay

Comfort Suites Near Penn State is ready for your staycation or vacation

When you walk into the Comfort Suites Near Penn State for the first time — you’ll feel something in the air. Although beautiful, it doesn’t have anything to do with the brand new renovations that were completed in 2020 in all common areas and private rooms of the property. Although performed with the utmost care, it doesn’t have anything to do with the extra precautions being taken to keep you safe as a visitor to Happy Valley during a pandemic

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Food & Drink

The Happy Valley Takeout Trail is available NOW

Beginning Feb. 1, FREE passports will be available from 47 participating restaurants! A passport is complete when it contains stamps from 10 different participating restaurants. Completed passports can be dropped off at the Centre County Visitor Center. Passports are then entered to win a Happy Valley prize package, which will include a generous gift card* to the winner's favorite participating Centre County restaurant, among other prizes. Four drawings will be held throughout 2021, with the first being April 30. While the initiative focuses on takeout to encourage greater participation, in-house dining also qualifies.

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Shopping

Helping Happy Valley LIVE

The Happy Valley Adventure Bureau and partner organizations from 4 to 10 p.m. December 5, 2020, for a special live broadcast: Helping Happy Valley Live. This live Facebook event will showcase the county’s small businesses and the products they have for sale, just in time for the holidays. Find unique gifts for friends and family and get holiday shopping done right from the comfort of your home.

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Places To Stay

Fall In the Valley DEALS

It is time to break away for awhile. Have you been saying, “let’s go there soon” a lot lately? Well that time is NOW! There is no place you would rather be than in Happy Valley to enjoy a wonderful breakaway tour! While you are here, our “Fall in the Valley” package (that you will receive at check in) will include numerous benefits, starting with special rates at either Sleep Inn or Comfort Suites. Upon arrival you will receive suggestions AND a welcome bag with maps, guidebooks, brochures, coupons and discounts to local businesses and attractions.

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.