Located in Centre County, Pennsylvania, State College is a college town heavily influenced by the campus life of Penn State University and have gained the nickname "Happy Valley" for its resilience during the Great Depression. Downtown State College provide the public with essential resource, accommodation, and entertainment that stretch along College Ave and Beaver Ave. In 2010, CQ Press ranked State College as the third-safest metropolitan area in the country. They say there's something magical about the Nittany Valley, where time just seems to stand still. Updates on the downtown area's current affairs and additions can be located on this topic page.
Popular ridesharing service Uber, who is based out of San Francisco has been granted an experimental license to operate in State College, much to the dismay of two administrative law judges. The experimental license will be for tow years, and Uber was also granted another experimental license to operate in other parts of Pennsylvania.
You would be forgiven for not knowing where Alley Cat Music is downtown. Nestled in between Beaver Avenue and Fraser Street Parking Deck, the store defines the quaint hole in the wall stores that we all know and love. But this store, and its owner, come with an unusually colorful history. A history that not only spans across many years of music, but many names and places too.
Frankie Ballard, widely known for hits such as “Sunshine & Whiskey” and “Helluva Life,” will be making a stop in State College tonight at Levels Nightclub. Tickets are on sale now, but can also be bought at the door.
At 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014, the seeding for Onward State’s Great Wings Over Bracket closed. We asked you to select your four favorite menu items from Wings Over Happy Valley in order to seed them and build a bracket, and 1,195 of you responded.
From chain stores to mom-and-pop shops, everybody seems to have a strong opinion when it comes to getting the best brew. Some of our staff got together together to argue for their favorite coffee shop in town.