Mid-State Literacy Council: Giving Back to the Community

Are you looking to give back to the State College community or in need of a rewarding volunteer experience? The Mid-State Literacy Council is a small, comprehensive learning space for anyone looking to improve their English. This non-profit group provides adult education instruction in Centre and Clearfield Counties. “The Council offers basic literacy, English as […]

Summer’s Hot New Spot: Salúd Juicery & Wellness Bar

Looking for a new spot this summer to help you beat the heat? Well look no further than Downtown State College’s newest addition, “Salúd Juicery & Wellness Bar.” Having opened at the end of May and located on the corner of South Fraser Street and West Calder Way, this new eatery offers a variety of […]

A Gift for Every Occassion

Join us for our Holiday Open House and Presh Trunk Show on Sunday, November 19th.  Click here to learn more! Located in the heart of downtown State College, just off the corner intersection of Allen Street and Beaver Avenue, is State College’s premier kitchen, home and gift store, Kitchen Kaboodle. Named “Best Place to Buy […]

Find Unique and Affordable Clothing at the Funky Trunk

By ELISE BINGAMAN September 6, 2017   Downtown State College just got a little more unique. The Funky Trunk is State College’s newest consignment shop in the downtown area. This shop features affordable, quality clothing that is brand new or very gently worn. Owner Kathy Hume opened the store at its E. Calder Way location […]

El Café De Colombia

BY ALLISON ULVEN July 25, 2017 Located on Calder between Hiester Street and Locust Lane, a new coffee shop has brought the delicious tastes of Colombia to State College.  Whether you are an international student or a local, the flavors and smells of the café will leave your mouth watering. From espresso, pour-over coffees, and […]

Be More Than Ordinary, Be Ikonic

BY LEXIE MATINOG June 27, 2017 Ikonic Ink newly defines the world of tattoos and piercings with a light, modern and open studio that ends the idea of a dark and frightening experience. Owner David Faussete works strategically to create a family friendly, professional, welcoming environment – a place where your children would be comfortable […]

Your Quintessential, Local, Hometown Grocer

June 13, 2017 Completely family owned and operated by  a company known as a cornerstone of business in Downtown State College since 1933, McLanahan’s Downtown Market remains committed  to not only contributing to the strength of our local economy, but also supporting it, by carrying product lines from myriad local businesses, including (but not limited […]

State College’s Best Place to Dance

BY ELYSSA GANSER March 29, 2017 Live music, local DJs, appearances by national artists, exciting year-round events; it doesn’t get better than that! At Indigo, there’s non-stop fun from salsa night and beach parties to local DJ entertainment, New Year’s Eve bashes and celebrity performances. Indigo is Downtown’s only true dance club, providing the community […]

Amp Up the Flavor at Cafe Verve

BY LEXIE MATINOG February 28, 2017 Are you ready for something new? Café Verve, State College’s first vegan café is sure to fit the bill. Heather Jones, manager and part owner of Café Verve wants to take your taste buds on an adventure and introduce State College to vegan foods that are surprisingly delightful. Jones […]

A Splash of Italy on East Calder Way

BY ANN KLINCK February 14, 2017 The Branch and The Vine, Olive Oil and Vinegar Tasting Room, opened its doors October 2016, bringing a new flavor to East Calder Way. The Branch and The Vine carries 40 varieties of balsamic and olive oil. They have spicy flavors like jalapeno and red pepper olive oil, and […]