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Curating a different kind of secondhand shopping experience

By Madison Bressler One of the many human habits by the covid-19 pandemic is our relationship with our stuff. Spending months at home gave us time to go through attics, garages and basements and even to just sit among our belongings and realize we might not need so much. We spring-cleaned. We minimized. We donated, […]

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March 14, 2022
Your year-round retreat 12 miles from Penn State

Would you believe this extraordinary 10.4-acre residence is just 12 miles from Penn State’s campus? With spectacular views in all directions, this retreat haven by Beaver Mountain Log and Cedar Homes is a celebration of masterful architecture and exceptional carpentry. At the heart of this home is a Tuliviki high-efficiency woodstove, beautifully constructed from soapstone […]

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March 14, 2022
Live, learn and work, all in a 10-mile radius

We’ve talked about having it all in Boalsburg, and if you’re considering a move to this historic and charming locale, you’re going to need a few more details on how to live, learn and work in Boalsburg. Live Boalsburg homes are on and off the market in mere days, if not hours, thanks to the […]

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March 8, 2022
19th century roots, 10-minute commute, acres of opportunities outdoors

Happy Valley has long-been rated a top place to live thanks to the vibrancy of Penn State and State College and the surrounding communities and small towns. The village of Boalsburg is one of the nearest to campus and local amenities like theatres, concert facilities, athletic venues and shops and restaurants, and is also a […]

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February 15, 2022
Views of Mt Nittany and Beaver Stadium from your balcony

Imagine enjoying views of Mount Nittany, Beaver Stadium and Shingletown Gap from your own master suite balcony. This gorgeous Tudor manor includes this and more. The exterior features elaborate chimneys, massive masonry and heavy cedar trim. All the rough stone is from the estate grounds, the cut limestone from Indiana, and the brick are made […]

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February 15, 2022
Pandemic inspires improvements at iconic Happy Valley restaurants

Just as hotels within the hospitality industry in Happy Valley found new ways to pivot during the beginnings of the pandemic, so did many restaurants around the region. Eateries that had never before offered online ordering, delivery, outside dining and other social distancing-friendly options learned to do so with gusto. That’s not to say the […]

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February 8, 2022
Online Shopping Attracts New Customers to Local Farm Markets

A visit to any farmers market is, by its very nature, social. The mingling with other shoppers. The chit-chatting with the vendors. You get to know your neighbors and the folks who grow your food on a deeper level. So what happens when the “social” part of just about everything is stripped away and the […]

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Why Happy Valley?

The last thing you can afford is a risky bet with a Silicon Valley sweetheart, an overseas startup or a slow-moving Fortune 500 company that doesn’t understand your business. Happy Valley is your proven, one-of-a-kind community that blends the best of U.S. Military R&D, top-tier academic research and real-world business results into one Industry 4.0 solution. Whether you need to optimize your business, increase throughput, improve safety or beat back global competition, Happy Valley is the place to make it happen.
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