Happy Fourth of July
The Central PA 4thFest fireworks show has been rated one of the top three fireworks shows in the United States! The show will light up the sky, but other events will light up faces around Beaver Stadium until the 9:15 show. Whether you are coming from out of town or just up the road, be sure to check out our Fourth of July Guide to find all the other events happening around the area during the July 4th holiday. (Community Calendar)
Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts
The Arts Festival returns next week (July 10-14) and will bring over 125,000 people to downtown State College and the University Park campus. Come celebrate the arts with the nationally recognized sidewalk sale and exhibition, sand sculpture, great music, theatrical performances, children activities and all sorts of food choices!
You can find all your Arts Festival information by using our Online Arts Festival Guide.
Bark in Park: Tuesday's game against the Williamsport Crosscutters was "Bark in the Park" night at Medlar Field at Lubrano Park. (watch video)
PSU Child Care: Worried parents are fighting to stop changes at the Bennett Family Center which provides child care on the Penn State campus. (stage a sit-in)
Budget: As Gov. Tom Corbett rushed to sign the Pennsylvania budget just hours before the deadline yesterday, Penn State breathed a sigh of relief. (level funding)
Fraser Center: Moving a step closer to construction on the long-awaited Fraser Centre, the State College Borough Council approved changes to the design plan. (taller)
Spanier Bail: Former Penn State President Graham Spanier has asked a judge, once again, to modify the terms of his bail. (modified twice before)
Wall Collapse: A section of Fraser Street is now closed to all traffic because of problems with the renovation work at Memorial Field. (new festival route)
Penn State University's popular "AstroFest" program, a four-night festival of astronomy activities and stargazing during the Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts, will welcome visitors from next Wednesday, through Saturday, (July 13) from 8:30 pm to 11:30 pm each night. All ages are welcome to participate in a variety of exciting and educational activities. Events are free and will be conducted rain or shine in classrooms and in the planetarium located on the fifth floor of Davey Laboratory. (more info)
Both Thomas Jefferson and John Adams died on Independence Day, July 4, 1826.