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Newsletter for July 28th - August 4th
Volume 234
Entertainment Highlights

Dinner for Schmucks
Takes one to know one.

Cats & Dogs: Revenge of Kittly Galore
Just like real spies...only furrier.

Visit's Movie Section!

Grab dinner and a movie. Visit's Dining Guide for dining suggestions, user ratings, menus and more!

10:30 pm

Jason Thomas
8:00 pm

Royal Benson
10:00 pm
Bar Bleu

Slacker Theory
10:30 pm

Smokey Joe's Cafe
click for times
Penn State Downtown Theatre

A Streetcar Named Desire
8:00 pm
Boal Barn Playhouse

Music at the Marsh
6:30 pm
Millbrook Marsh

Sounds from the Gazebo
7:00 pm
Talleyrand Park


State College Spikes
7/30, 8/4-9
Click for times/promos
Medlar Field

Bog Treasures
5:00 pm
Black Moshannon State Park

Coffee, Cars & BIkes
8:00 am
Tussey Mountain Lodge

Parents Night Out
6:00 pm

Read It, Watch It
State Theatre

Pleasant Gap Fire Co. Carnival
4:00 pm
Pleasant Gap

6:00 pm
Tussey Mountain



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)

Other Interesting Events Community Calendar 

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.

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Local Headlines More News 

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, 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 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 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 article here

The new Nestlerode and Loy bi-weekly business columns can be found here.

Community Spotlight

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)

Upcoming Events

Just a few upcoming events.  Post and see other events on our Community Calendar

Bellefonte Arts and Craft Show 8/13-14

Ag Progress Days 8/17-19

Grange Fair 8/26-9/2

Penn State Football vs Youngstown St. 9/4

Open Houses
August 1st, 2010 11:00am - 2:00pm
August 1st, 2010 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Fun Fact of the Week
What is the Pennsylvania state dog?
1. Great Dane
2. Poodle
3. Beagle
4. Bulldog
Last week's answer:
State College Area-Which was the first high school in the country to teach drivers education in 1958? More Weather 


High 52°F
Low 45°F

Cloudy, a shower in places in the p.m.


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Low 37°F

Heavy rain from Tropical Rainstorm Zeta


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A little morning rain; mostly cloudy


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Mostly sunny


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A couple of afternoon showers

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