June 6, 2022
"I’ve lived all over, but State College is home"

By Cara Aungst This feature is part of a series about what makes Happy Valley such a popular destination for retirees. We interviewed individuals and couples about what drew them to the area and about the ways they contribute time, experience, leadership and business knowledge to the community. Hear how today’s retirees are bringing resources […]

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June 6, 2022
Strong Happy Valley roots set the stage for Big Spring Spirits expansion

By Caryn Anderson Big Spring Spirits location offers stunning views of Talleyrand Park and nearby access to the Big Spring. Photo Courtesy: Big Spring Spirits Happy Valley’s Big Spring Spirits just started construction on an exciting new endeavor: a 55,000-square-foot project at the former Joseph C. Finch Distillery in Pittsburgh that’s projected to open in […]

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May 31, 2022
Strong community and volunteer opportunities a “pretty big get” in retirement

By Cara Aungst This feature is part of a series about what makes Happy Valley such a popular destination for retirees. We interviewed individuals and couples about what drew them to the area and about the ways they contribute time, experience, leadership and business knowledge to the community. Hear how today’s retirees are bringing resources […]

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May 31, 2022
Join Ben Franklin’s virtual pitch event on June 14 to pick the People’s Choice Winner

Eight entrepreneurial startups are graduating from Ben Franklin’s TechCelerator @State College, and will be competing in a pitch contest for seed money to help launch their companies. On Tuesday, June 14, 2022, at 2:00 PM, the teams will pitch their business concepts to a panel of independent judges for a cash prize of up to […]

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May 31, 2022
How Happy Valley employers are tackling rising demands around employee mental health

By Holly Riddle The last few years have brought major upheaval to the business world, impacting employers and employees alike. The strains of the Covid-19 pandemic, economic shifts and global conflicts have caused mental health concerns on a broad scale at home, with those concerns leaking into the workplace. In turn, poor mental health costs […]

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May 22, 2022
Walking the talk: A true farm-to-table cafe

By Caryn Anderson RE Farm Café offers a unique dining experience in a picturesque setting. Photo: RE Farm Café at Windswept Farm The hospitality industry is a major driver of Happy Valley’s economy, with visitors and locals generating hundreds of millions of dollars on average every year. For those looking for stunning views and literal farm-to-table […]

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