Lesley Kistner

Lesley Kistner

Public Affairs Director

A life-long Pennsylvania resident, Lesley enjoys cooking, history, sports and the outdoors. She likes capturing photos of Happy Valley's beautiful scenery, and of discoveries made while going off the beaten path to explore, particularly old homes, barns and churches. More than likely, Lesley's adventures and photos will find their way to the Dispatch!

24 articles

Inglebean sundae

Food & Drink

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

The summer might be winding down, but there is still plenty of 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.

Allen Street Corner

Itineraries

Spend a day in and around State College

Home to Penn State University, State College is a safe, vibrant and diverse university town. If it’s been a while since you explored the downtown, plan to spend a day or two visiting new establishments and popular favorites.

Boalsburg town photo

Itineraries

Spend a day in and around Boalsburg

Boalsburg is a quaint town where history is on full display everywhere you look. Quaint shops, plentiful dining options, and abundant, nearby outdoor recreational opportunities make Boalsburg an ideal destination for individuals and families to spend a day.

Boal barn

Itineraries

Old (and new) barn charm is plentiful in Happy Valley

Signs of Happy Valley’s agricultural roots are all around. Nowhere is this heritage more evident than in the impressive inventory of barns that dot the landscape. If you are inspired by old (and new) barns, you’ll find some amazing examples in Happy Valley.

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Itineraries

Spend a day in and around Philipsburg

Philipsburg, PA is a quiet small town with historic charm and plenty of hidden gems worth checking out. So pack up the car and head “over the mountain” for an enjoyable visit to this Happy Valley community.

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