A Splash of Italy on East Calder Way

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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 some on […]

Maki Yaki – Be Fresh and Original


Maki Yaki is like a little Asian food court, dishing up sushi rolls, noodle/rice dishes, Korean soup, and much more. With an emphasis on freshness and originality, much of the food is prepared in house using fresh meat and veggies that have been hand cut by the kitchen staff. Even their main sauces are made […]

no matter where you are… WE ARE


BlueWhiteTV is happy to announce our new office location at 201 E. Beaver Ave. at the corner of Pugh in downtown State College. BlueWhiteTV is a digital network providing Penn State students, alumni and fans with Penn State and Happy Valley themed content on demand via our website, mobile app, JuiceBox charging stations, and publications. […]

Not for Saints, Not for Sinners


Boisterous energy flows out as you open the door to Bill Pickle’s Tap Room – people laughing and cheering, clinking glasses, and the sound of pop country music echoing throughout the bar. Since its start Pickle’s has always been a lively place where a good time is just around the corner. The restaurant sports bar […]

A Penn Stater’s Dream Wardrobe


There’s only one place that can offer you the largest availability of Penn State apparel and merchandise in the world, and that’s The Family Clothesline. In the heart of Happy Valley lies this stand-out store that offers a wide selection of top quality licensed products at an affordable price. It is known by many for […]

Rejuvenation at its Finest

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Everyday life presents obstacles that prevent the ideal mind, body, and spirit connection from becoming a reality. However, there is a place in downtown State College that restores that balance with ease. The dynamic husband-and-wife team of Dr. Kimberly Trainer and Kevin Gilliam at American Chiropractic Spa & Retreat surpasses a typical chiropractic or spa […]

A Den(n) for Health and Happiness

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When Melinda Hooper moved to State College in 1981, she noticed that the town was lacking a full service salon & spa. Driven by her desire to establish a city-like atmosphere within State College, she decided to recreate the salon she owned when she lived in Florida. In the years since, Designer’s Denn Salon & […]

Authentic Sub Sandwiches since 1956


It starts with fresh baked bread plucked straight from the oven. Next it’s piled high with savory provolone, ham, prosciuttini, salami, pepperoni and cappacuolo. Finally, it’s topped off “Mike’s Way” with freshly sliced lettuce, tomatoes, onions, vinegar, oil, oregano and a dash of salt. What is it? The Original Italian. Where can you find it? […]

Connecting Fashion to State College!

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Connections is a boutique located in the center of Downtown providing the latest in fashion and trends for both men and women. Whether you’re looking for tuxedoes or sweaters, Connections has it all! Connections has been in business on Allen St. since 1996 with a focus on connecting fashion trends from the world marketplace with […]

A Pittsburgh Tradition Brought Local!

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If you’re from Pittsburgh you might be familiar with the Primanti Bros. restaurant, which originated in the city during the Great Depression and has been there ever since. Joe Primanti started his sandwich business with just a cart in Pittsburgh’s Strip District. He stood outside during all hours of the night selling sandwiches to tired […]