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.

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The Honor Joe – Restore the Wins Rally will occur this Friday, Oct. 24 and Saturday, Oct. 25 outside of the Student Book Store in conjunction with the whiteout game. The event’s goal is “to raise awareness about Paterno and the victories,” according to Eric Porterfield, Director and Co-Executive Producer of the upcoming film, The People’s Joe.
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A woman reported that a man exposed himself to her at approximately 7:10 a.m. at the Benner Pike Wal-Mart this morning.
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The iconic Mutts Cutts Van, featured in the 1994 classic Dumb and Dumber, has decided to stop in Happy Valley. This Thursday, the “shaggin wagon” will make stops at the HUB and on College Avenue from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.
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A celebration of life and a memorial service will be held for the daughter of community muralist Michael Pilato today. Nineteen-year-old Skye Pilato tragically passed away earlier this month at her home in North Carolina.
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Until the utility pole and power lines are repaired, East Beaver Ave. will be closed between Hetzel and High St; and High St. will be closed between E. Foster Ave. and E. College Ave.
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With so many venues to choose from in State College. Passion ensues as our staff debates who has the best wings in town.
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The police forces of State College and Penn State have had a lot on their hands.
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While you shouldn't expect to see new tables coming through the Phyrst's big green door anytime soon, there are changes coming to the bar. Owner Mike Fullington said that the bar is planning to expand in the near future, pushing back the wall behind the stage about 20 feet.
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Cafe 210 West will host popular Pittsburgh band Rusted Root’s front man, Michael Glabicki, this Thursday, Oct. 16 at 9 p.m.
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Along with any old bar, there’s bound to be some tradition to find within its dark, wooden walls. The Phyrst isn’t just any old bar, and so it has a whole lot more than just some tradition. In fact, State College’s favorite hole-in-the-wall drinking establishment is so steeped in tradition that it’s practically flowing out the front door onto Beaver Avenue.