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Scholar Hotel Group is expanding again — here’s why that’s such good news

By Greg Woodman Courtyard by Marriott State College. Credit: Marriott The Scholar Hotel Group announced two new hotels in its local portfolio in August. The company bought Residence Inn by Marriott State College for $15.6 million and Courtyard by Marriott State College for $9.1 million from Apple Hotel LLC. Residence Inn by Marriott State College […]

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08/30/2022
Scholar Hotel Group is expanding again — here’s why that’s such good news

By Greg Woodman Courtyard by Marriott State College. Credit: Marriott The Scholar Hotel Group announced two new hotels in its local portfolio in August. The company bought Residence Inn by Marriott State College for $15.6 million and Courtyard by Marriott State College for $9.1 million from Apple Hotel LLC. Residence Inn by Marriott State College […]

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08/30/2022
Happy Valley ready for a health care renaissance

By Holly Swanson Credit: Provided by Geisinger When Wendy Oakes made the decision to return to State College from San Francisco, she knew what to expect. Her college years at Penn State and frequent return trips to Happy Valley gave her a taste of the year-round festivals, sporting events, music and art productions and plenty […]

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08/22/2022
Authentic before it was cool

By Beverly Molnar In 1963, Andy Zangrilli opened his first restaurant, a small pizza shop in State College. As he refined his brand, he expanded his signature fare of casual Italian and American dining throughout Pennsylvania, eventually introducing 30 additional locations to his restaurant portfolio. However, through nearly 60 years of changing times and tastes, […]

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08/16/2022
Mind blown — Wait until you see this Boalsburg house

“Mind blown. That's how I felt when I toured this incredibly gorgeous and unique property!” Kissinger Bigatel and Brower Realtor Liz Piazza posted to Facebook this week. “Grounds like the nicest park you can imagine, an interior that has no rival for attention to detail. Even if it was adequately and accurately described to me, […]

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08/16/2022
Big ticket fun makes Happy Valley one of the top places to live

By Cara Aungst Happy Valley just ranked as one of the top places to live in the United States, again. The Livability rating was based on economics, housing, amenities, infrastructure, demographics, social and civic capital, education and health care. But what the study did not take into account is the pinch-me level of big ticket […]

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08/16/2022
Bringing a Goldilocks theater to downtown State College

By David Rockower The Nittany Performing Arts Center would be located at the corner of Beaver Avenue and Pugh Street in downtown State College. Photo: Wilson Butler Architects One of the many benefits of living in a university town is the opportunity to attend big events at first-rate venues. Big Ten football, basketball, baseball, wrestling […]

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