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TGIF: Fourth of July Weekend Events in State College TGIF: Fourth of July Weekend Events in State College

Happy Fourth of July Weekend, Happy Valley! The star attraction this long holiday weekend is of course the big Central PA 4thFest, which expands to two days – Sunday and Monday – for the first time. But that’s not all that is happening around the area this weekend.

StateCollege.com - Geoff Rushton
Central PA 4thFest Brings Two Days of Celebrations, Entertainment Central PA 4thFest Brings Two Days of Celebrations, Entertainment

One of the nation’s best Independence Day celebrations is back again this year, right here in State College and on the Penn State campus. This year’s Central PA 4thFest will for the first time expand to two days of entertainment, activities, food and, of course, the massive fireworks show that w

StateCollege.com - Geoff Rushton

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Man Arrested for Masturbating at Spikes Game Man Arrested for Masturbating at Spikes Game
12 hours ago - StateCollege.com - Geoff Rushton
A Natrona Heights man is in Centre County jail after he was arrested for masturbating in the stands during the State College Spikes game against Brooklyn Thursday night at Medlar Field. [Read More]
Borough Parking and Traffic Changes in Effect for Holiday Weekend Borough Parking and Traffic Changes in Effect for Holiday Weekend
14 hours ago - StateCollege.com - Geoff Rushton
Several parking changes will be in effect in State College for the Fourth of July weekend, with some restrictions lifted and no parking in areas of Monday's parade route. [Read More]
Brandon Taylor Signs with Greek Pro Club Brandon Taylor Signs with Greek Pro Club
15 hours ago - StateCollege.com - Onward State Staff, Kaitlyn Dividock
Recent Penn State graduate and former men’s basketball forward Brandon Taylor will continue to play professionally after signing an agreement Thursday with the Greek basketball organization PAOK, according to the club's official Twitter account. [Read More]
State College Little League Continues to Roll in District Playoffs State College Little League Continues to Roll in District Playoffs
16 hours ago - StateCollege.com - StateCollege.com staff, Bill Horlacher
Keyed by a strong outing from pitcher Andre Marshall and a grand slam by John Olsen, State College Little League improved to 3-0 in the District 5 Playoffs with a 14-3 win over Penns Valley Thursday night at Montresor Field. [Read More]
Eight from Penn State Head to U.S. Track and Field Olympic Trials Eight from Penn State Head to U.S. Track and Field Olympic Trials
16 hours ago - StateCollege.com - StateCollege.com staff
Four current and four former Penn State track and field athletes will compete at the U.S. Olympic Trials July 1-10 in Eugene, Ore. [Read More]
Deciphering Penn State Football’s Non-Conf. & Cross-Division Schedules
Column
Deciphering Penn State Football’s Non-Conf. & Cross-Division Schedules
1 day ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
When it comes to non-conference opponents and cross-over out-of-division Big Ten games, for the next few years Penn State football is in a class by itself: The middle-class. [Read More]
Blue-White Game Will See Parking Charges for Some Fans in 2017 Blue-White Game Will See Parking Charges for Some Fans in 2017
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Geoff Rushton
Citing growth in fan attendance and higher operational costs, Penn State announced on Thursday that some fans will be required to pay for parking at the 2017 Blue-White Game. [Read More]
Rascal Flatts to Return to Bryce Jordan Center Rascal Flatts to Return to Bryce Jordan Center
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Onward State Staff, Sara Civian
Country music superstars Rascal Flatts will return for the seventh time to Penn State's Bryce Jordan Center in October. [Read More]
Police Looking for Suspects in Walmart Theft Police Looking for Suspects in Walmart Theft
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Geoff Rushton
State College Police are looking for help identifying suspects in multiple thefts at the Benner Pike Walmart. [Read More]
Volunteers Use Technology to Paint the Sky on July 4 Volunteers Use Technology to Paint the Sky on July 4
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Special to StateCollege.com
Matthew Lindenberg, a systems analyst in Penn State’s College of Engineering, has been volunteering at Central PA 4thFest for 13 years and is responsible for every aspect of the choreography and pyrotechnics for the 45-minute show. [Read More]

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Borough Parking and Traffic Changes in Effect for Holiday Weekend Borough Parking and Traffic Changes in Effect for Holiday Weekend
14 hours ago - StateCollege.com - Geoff Rushton
Several parking changes will be in effect in State College for the Fourth of July weekend, with some restrictions lifted and no parking in areas of Monday's parade route. [Read More]
Blue-White Game Will See Parking Charges for Some Fans in 2017 Blue-White Game Will See Parking Charges for Some Fans in 2017
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Geoff Rushton
Citing growth in fan attendance and higher operational costs, Penn State announced on Thursday that some fans will be required to pay for parking at the 2017 Blue-White Game. [Read More]
Rascal Flatts to Return to Bryce Jordan Center Rascal Flatts to Return to Bryce Jordan Center
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Onward State Staff, Sara Civian
Country music superstars Rascal Flatts will return for the seventh time to Penn State's Bryce Jordan Center in October. [Read More]
Volunteers Use Technology to Paint the Sky on July 4 Volunteers Use Technology to Paint the Sky on July 4
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Special to StateCollege.com
Matthew Lindenberg, a systems analyst in Penn State’s College of Engineering, has been volunteering at Central PA 4thFest for 13 years and is responsible for every aspect of the choreography and pyrotechnics for the 45-minute show. [Read More]
Lift for Life Returns Arts Fest Weekend Lift for Life Returns Arts Fest Weekend
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Geoff Rushton
Lift for Life, the annual fundraiser for the Penn State Uplifting Athletes chapter will return for a 14th year in July. [Read More]
Pegula Ice Arena to Host First NHL Preseason Game Pegula Ice Arena to Host First NHL Preseason Game
3 days ago - StateCollege.com - Geoff Rushton
Penn State officially announced on Wednesday that Pegula Ice Arena will host an NHL preseason game for the first time when the Buffalo Sabres and Minnesota Wild play on Monday, Sept. 26. [Read More]
Move Back to California? Can’t Afford It
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Move Back to California? Can’t Afford It
3 days ago - StateCollege.com - Russell Frank
Up and down the Bay Area, the problems of a dearth of affordable housing are apparent. People who provide essential services can't afford to live in or even near the communities they serve. Vast numbers of Northern Californians must commute vast distances from where they live to where they work. [Read More]
School Board Accepts PlanCon Approvals for Elementary School Projects School Board Accepts PlanCon Approvals for Elementary School Projects
4 days ago - StateCollege.com - Geoff Rushton
The State College Area School Board on Monday unanimously accepted the state Department of Education approvals for potential construction projects for Corl Street, Houserville and Radio Park elementary schools. [Read More]
Spikes Return Home Riding Six-Game Win Streak Spikes Return Home Riding Six-Game Win Streak
4 days ago - StateCollege.com - Geoff Rushton
When the State College Spikes left Medlar Field on June 21, they had been shutout in consecutive games and had opened the season 2-3. A six-game road swing reversed those fortunes. [Read More]
The Wind Beneath Our Wings
Column
The Wind Beneath Our Wings
4 days ago - StateCollege.com - Joe Battista
While I have been in the public eye a lot in my career, Heidi has been very happy to stay under the radar and assist in a very supportive way as long as it's been behind the scenes. But there is much more to Heidi’s story given everything else going on in her life. [Read More]

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Brandon Taylor Signs with Greek Pro Club Brandon Taylor Signs with Greek Pro Club
15 hours ago - StateCollege.com - Onward State Staff, Kaitlyn Dividock
Recent Penn State graduate and former men’s basketball forward Brandon Taylor will continue to play professionally after signing an agreement Thursday with the Greek basketball organization PAOK, according to the club's official Twitter account. [Read More]
State College Little League Continues to Roll in District Playoffs State College Little League Continues to Roll in District Playoffs
16 hours ago - StateCollege.com - StateCollege.com staff, Bill Horlacher
Keyed by a strong outing from pitcher Andre Marshall and a grand slam by John Olsen, State College Little League improved to 3-0 in the District 5 Playoffs with a 14-3 win over Penns Valley Thursday night at Montresor Field. [Read More]
Eight from Penn State Head to U.S. Track and Field Olympic Trials Eight from Penn State Head to U.S. Track and Field Olympic Trials
16 hours ago - StateCollege.com - StateCollege.com staff
Four current and four former Penn State track and field athletes will compete at the U.S. Olympic Trials July 1-10 in Eugene, Ore. [Read More]
Deciphering Penn State Football’s Non-Conf. & Cross-Division Schedules
Column
Deciphering Penn State Football’s Non-Conf. & Cross-Division Schedules
1 day ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
When it comes to non-conference opponents and cross-over out-of-division Big Ten games, for the next few years Penn State football is in a class by itself: The middle-class. [Read More]
Blue-White Game Will See Parking Charges for Some Fans in 2017 Blue-White Game Will See Parking Charges for Some Fans in 2017
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Geoff Rushton
Citing growth in fan attendance and higher operational costs, Penn State announced on Thursday that some fans will be required to pay for parking at the 2017 Blue-White Game. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Public Ticket Sale Set For July 13 Penn State Football: Public Ticket Sale Set For July 13
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
The Penn State football public single game ticket sales will begin on Wednesday, July 13 at 10 a.m. [Read More]
Lift for Life Returns Arts Fest Weekend Lift for Life Returns Arts Fest Weekend
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Geoff Rushton
Lift for Life, the annual fundraiser for the Penn State Uplifting Athletes chapter will return for a 14th year in July. [Read More]
Record 299 Penn Staters Earn Academic All-Big Ten Record 299 Penn Staters Earn Academic All-Big Ten
3 days ago - StateCollege.com - StateCollege.com staff
Penn State leads all Big Ten institutions with 5,576 Academic all-conference honorees since 1991-92, its first year of competition in some Big Ten sports. Ohio State is next with 5,495 over the past 25 years. [Read More]
Report: Sabres, Wild to Play NHL Preseason Game at Pegula Ice Arena Report: Sabres, Wild to Play NHL Preseason Game at Pegula Ice Arena
3 days ago - StateCollege.com - Onward State Staff
The Terry Pegula-owned Sabres will bring the NHL preseason to his namesake arena at Penn State when Buffalo takes on the Minnesota Wild in September. [Read More]
Spikes Return Home Riding Six-Game Win Streak Spikes Return Home Riding Six-Game Win Streak
4 days ago - StateCollege.com - Geoff Rushton
When the State College Spikes left Medlar Field on June 21, they had been shutout in consecutive games and had opened the season 2-3. A six-game road swing reversed those fortunes. [Read More]

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Man Arrested for Masturbating at Spikes Game Man Arrested for Masturbating at Spikes Game
12 hours ago - StateCollege.com - Geoff Rushton
A Natrona Heights man is in Centre County jail after he was arrested for masturbating in the stands during the State College Spikes game against Brooklyn Thursday night at Medlar Field. [Read More]
Brandon Taylor Signs with Greek Pro Club Brandon Taylor Signs with Greek Pro Club
15 hours ago - StateCollege.com - Onward State Staff, Kaitlyn Dividock
Recent Penn State graduate and former men’s basketball forward Brandon Taylor will continue to play professionally after signing an agreement Thursday with the Greek basketball organization PAOK, according to the club's official Twitter account. [Read More]
Eight from Penn State Head to U.S. Track and Field Olympic Trials Eight from Penn State Head to U.S. Track and Field Olympic Trials
16 hours ago - StateCollege.com - StateCollege.com staff
Four current and four former Penn State track and field athletes will compete at the U.S. Olympic Trials July 1-10 in Eugene, Ore. [Read More]
Deciphering Penn State Football’s Non-Conf. & Cross-Division Schedules
Column
Deciphering Penn State Football’s Non-Conf. & Cross-Division Schedules
1 day ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
When it comes to non-conference opponents and cross-over out-of-division Big Ten games, for the next few years Penn State football is in a class by itself: The middle-class. [Read More]
Blue-White Game Will See Parking Charges for Some Fans in 2017 Blue-White Game Will See Parking Charges for Some Fans in 2017
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Geoff Rushton
Citing growth in fan attendance and higher operational costs, Penn State announced on Thursday that some fans will be required to pay for parking at the 2017 Blue-White Game. [Read More]
Rascal Flatts to Return to Bryce Jordan Center Rascal Flatts to Return to Bryce Jordan Center
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Onward State Staff, Sara Civian
Country music superstars Rascal Flatts will return for the seventh time to Penn State's Bryce Jordan Center in October. [Read More]
Volunteers Use Technology to Paint the Sky on July 4 Volunteers Use Technology to Paint the Sky on July 4
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Special to StateCollege.com
Matthew Lindenberg, a systems analyst in Penn State’s College of Engineering, has been volunteering at Central PA 4thFest for 13 years and is responsible for every aspect of the choreography and pyrotechnics for the 45-minute show. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Public Ticket Sale Set For July 13 Penn State Football: Public Ticket Sale Set For July 13
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
The Penn State football public single game ticket sales will begin on Wednesday, July 13 at 10 a.m. [Read More]
Lift for Life Returns Arts Fest Weekend Lift for Life Returns Arts Fest Weekend
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Geoff Rushton
Lift for Life, the annual fundraiser for the Penn State Uplifting Athletes chapter will return for a 14th year in July. [Read More]
University Park Losing More Elms to Disease University Park Losing More Elms to Disease
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Geoff Rushton
More than half of Penn State's American elm stand which once numbered about 300 trees have been lost to disease. On Thursday, two more will come down. [Read More]
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Mike Poorman

Deciphering Penn State Football’s Non-Conf. & Cross-Division Schedules

When it comes to non-conference opponents and cross-over out-of-division Big Ten games, for the next few years Penn State football is in a class by itself: The middle-class.

Jay Paterno

The American House We Live In

There is a song that I heard many years ago that I think about from time to time, particularly on July 4th weekend. The song The House I Live In was made famous by Frank Sinatra. It is wonderful for its universal simplicity invoking imagery of places found to be in almost every town in this country.

Move Back to California? Can’t Afford ItRussell Frank

Up and down the Bay Area, the problems of a dearth of affordable housing are apparent. People who provide essential services can't afford to live in or even near the communities they serve. Vast numbers of Northern Californians must commute vast distances from where they live to where they work.

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