Way Fruit Farm - Way Fruit Farm hosts a Fall Festival this Saturday and next Saturday. The Festival is a great time to come out with
family or friends and take a free wagon ride out to the pumpkin patch
and pick just the pumpkin you want. There is also numerous other things
to do at the festival. There is an apple slingshot, more than a dozen
crafters, a petting zoo and other activities to enjoy.(more)
Wasson Farm - Come out to the Wasson Farm this weekend to celebrate fall with fun family
activities, pumpkins, a corn maze, and 180 gallons of homemade soup! (more)
Penn State Horticulture Show
Saturday and Sunday inside the Snyder Agriculture Arena there will be a display of landscapes of different styles varying from city green spaces to the beautiful countryside. Seasonal produce will be available along with cider, mums, and both large and small plant material. All are welcome so please come enjoy the scenic tour and take a walk through the show's City Escapes and Country Estates. (more)
Paterno Blue About Red Zone by Mike Poorman
We all knew Penn State’s troubles in the red zone in 2010 were bad – but we didn’t know how bad. Until now. Of the 120 teams in the FBS, Penn State ranks 114th and 115th in red zone offense and defense, respectively. Think things can’t get worse? The Illini offense is tied for No. 1 in the nation for scoring in the
red zone; they’ve converted on all 12 of their trips -- seven touchdown
and five field goals -- this season...read column
Verizon Building Talks Bound for State College Council by Adam Smeltz
State College Borough Council may begin discussing Nov. 1 the fate of the former Verizon Communications building. Karen Burgos, an RDA member, stressed that she would like to see a
community center, a senior center or another community-driven function
take shape at the property. "I'm very much a control freak,
and I hate to see the borough lose control," Burgos said Monday. "I
think they should have a finger in the pie."...read article
Boalsburg Heritage Festival
Celebrate Boalsburg's 202nd birthday this Sunday with a community celebration!
Music, food, crafts and more! Make plans to visit this festival celebrating Boalsburg's unique link with Columbus and
featuring ethnic crafts, food, live music and free historic tours by wagon. (more)
Penn State (3-2, 0-1) vs. Illinois (2-2, 0-1)
When: Saturday, October 9
Where: Beaver Stadium (107,282)
Kickoff: 12:01 p.m. ET
Series Record: Penn State, 14-3
ESPN2 will nationally televise the contest with Bob Wischusen and Brian Griese calling the action.
The contest is the Nittany Lions' 91st Homecoming Game and Penn State has a 65-20-5 mark all-time; 39-5 under Coach Joe Paterno.
The Nittany Lions are coming off a 24-3 loss at then No. 17 Iowa. The
Fighting Illini are coming off a 24-13 home loss to No. 2 Ohio State.
Illinois is tied for first in the nation in red zone offense, scoring on
all 12 of its trips inside the 20 this season (seven touchdowns and
five field goals). Only four other teams have scored on 100 percent of
their red zone trips.
Illinois punter Anthony Santella leads the Big Ten and is second nationally in punting with a 48.3 average.
Penn State Football Page
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