Newsletter for July 28th - August 4th
WIN SUGARLAND TICKETS!
Country music’s most dynamic duo, Sugarland, is coming to State College and you can see them FOR FREE! Just click here to enter your name in our drawing. Sugarland, who were nominated for yet another Grammy Award this year and released the single “Wide Open,” which became the Team USA Soundtrack at the 2010 Winter Olympics, hits the road for a tour of North America, and gears up for one very special night in State College. Show is September 3 with special guests Little Big Town and Ellis Paul (win here)
Upcoming Area Fairs
August is just around the corner and summer will be giving way to fall. Two local fairs are coming up this month to signify the end of summer: Ag Progress Days (Aug. 17-19) and the Grange Fair.
(Aug. 26- Sept. 2). These two events truly show off our local agricultural roots and are great events the whole family can enjoy.
Keep an eye on our Community Calendar for more events throughout the summer and fall. If you have (or know of ) an event, feel Free to add it.
It's 2040. Do You Know Where Your Town Is? by Adam Smeltz
Good morning, State College. It's July 26, 2040, and here's a look at your top local news. With an expected high of 98 degrees, today will mark the 39th consecutive day of heat advisories in Centre County. To try to resolve the climate dispute, AccuWeather.com meteorologist Joe
Bastardi will roll out of retirement this afternoon to wrestle his
primary rival, Penn State professor emeritus Michael Mann, at Medlar
Field at Lubrano Park......read column here
Borough Should Sell Verizon Building by Dan Myers
The State College Borough Council needs to stand up, admit to its mistakes and resolve them. The council purchased the former Verizon Communications building, 224 S. Allen St., with little to no input or discussion from the community and has now been sitting on this dilapidated building for three years......read editorial here
Expectations In 'The Great Recession' by Judy Loy
During the Depression in the 1930s, State College earned the moniker
"Happy Valley." Penn State University shielded our town from much of the
downturn, joblessness and economic disaster the rest of the country
faced. The same could be said for the current recession -- the "Great
Recession," as some are calling it...read article here
The new Nestlerode and Loy bi-weekly business columns can be found here.
The Cast of Beatlemania
Come together, right now for the First Thursday Concert Series! Downtown
State College is pleased to welcome back The Cast of Beatlemania next Thursday (Aug. 5) at 7 p.m. on Old Main Lawn. The internationally known
“CAST” recreates original Beatles songs and impersonates George, Paul,
Ringo, and John through their musical revolution. The concert is free and open to the public. (more info)
What is the Pennsylvania state dog?
1. Great Dane
Last week's answer:
State College Area-Which was the first high school in the country to teach drivers education in 1958?
Partly sunny and warmer
Some sun, warmer; an afternoon shower
Variably cloudy with spotty showers
Windy and cooler; morning snow showers
Mainly cloudy, a shower or two; breezy
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