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Happy Holidays in Happy Valley

Local Events, Places and Guides to Get You Into the Christmas Spirit

By Diana Walker Griffith

When you live a long way from snow, like we do in Georgia, coming back to Happy Valley for the holidays is a glorious way to celebrate. Our Christmas trips to State College were not only a homecoming, but a chance to wake up to a winter wonderland. We took our southern-raised kids skating at the Penn State rink and sledding at Slab Cabin Park. We bought sleds up here, and being ever practical, left them with my brother before we returned to the Deep South.

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When It's Just Too Cold Outside - A Guide to the Best in Indoor Winter Fun

By Cara Aungst

When the football season wraps up and all the leaves are gone from Mount Nittany, it's time for different kinds of fun in Happy Valley. There are Penn State's winter sports (see our article on page xx) – wrestling, hockey, and basketball. Then there is the snowy fun: skiing, sledding, and tubing at Tussey. But what happens when it is just too cold/wet/wintery to be outside, and there's no event to attend? We've got you covered. 

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Next Year's Fun is Almost Here!

A Look Ahead at the Top 10 Events of 2015

By Chad Lear

The year 2014 is almost over. Take a minute to think back on the great memories you've shared with family and friends in Happy Valley this year. Now it's time to look forward to the even more good times in 2015! Here's our top 10 upcoming events. Mark your calendar!  

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Why Retire in Happy Valley? Enjoy a Great Quality of Life at Any Age

by Harry Zimbler 

If you’re looking for a place to retire -- a safe, active, youthful place, with a wonderful quality of life – you should consider Happy Valley.

“Wonderful quality of life” means different things to different people, but everyone can agree that they want to live in an area that provides them with opportunities to pursue their interests, whatever they may be.

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