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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Spikes game crowd 2021



(STATE COLLEGE, Pa.) – The State College Spikes’ 2022 Major League Baseball Draft League schedule has been released by the league. The Spikes’ second MLB Draft League season will feature an expanded 80-game slate that includes 40 home games, the most for a regular season in franchise history, starting on Friday, June 3 and running through Sunday, September 4.

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Gamble Mill Ribbon Cutting

On Wednesday, November 3rd, brothers Chris and Jonathan Virgilio celebrated the official ribbon cutting of the newly revitalized historic Gamble Mill in Bellefonte, PA. Dating back to 1786 the Gamble Mill’s history is an important chapter in the story of historic Bellefonte that has found new life along the Downtown Riverwalk.

2021 Fall in the Valley Promotion Flyer Comfort Suites near Penn State

Places To Stay

Fall In the Valley

It is time to break away for a while, we have been saying “let’s go there soon”. Well that time is NOW! The “Fall in the Valley” package includes coupons, maps and itinerary information PLUS special rates at either Sleep Inn or Comfort Suites.

Kayak photo Nature Inn at Bald Eagle CP

Places To Stay

Looking for a fun summer getaway? There are still a few rooms available for the Kayak Adventure Weekend at The Nature Inn!

One of the best ways to truly experience the Pennsylvania Wilds is by paddling our local Happy Valley waterways while staying within the unique comforts of the Nature Inn at Bald Eagle. Fulfill this goal during our two-day exclusive kayaking adventure on the waters of F.J. Sayers Lake and Bald Eagle Creek. It’s certain to be a weekend you won’t soon forget!

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Celebrate National Caves & Karst with Lincoln Caverns & Whisper Rocks

The National Caves Association, which represents 90 show caves in the United States, Bermuda and Barbados, declared June 6 as National Caves and Karst Day to increase awareness of the roles both play in our lives and the environment. This year, 2021, marks the fifth year for this special event. 2021 also happens to be designated the International Year of Caves and Karst, bringing together cave scientists (speleologists), cave explorers and show cave owners and staff from all over the United States and the world.

State College Spikes field


Spikes’ Single-Game Tickets On Sale Now!

The State College Spikes’ 2021 season, the first of the brand-new Major League Baseball Draft League, starts with Opening Night presented by PSECU on Monday, May 24. Single-game tickets for all 34 home games on the Spikes’ 2021 home schedule are now on sale by calling 814-272-1711, visiting the Spikes Ticket Office at Medlar Field at Lubrano Park, or logging on to StateCollegeSpikes.com.

The Happy Valley Adventure Bureau publishes up-to-date event information at HappyValley.com/events