A Splash of Italy on East Calder Way

tap room

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 […]

Light Up State College

Light Up State College

February 3, 2017 – Two thousand, six hundred fifty two.  That’s the number of ice luminaries required to break the Guinness World Record for the largest ice lantern display, and State College has that number in its sights.  On Saturday, February 4th, the town will attempt to set a new world record by illuminating the […]

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. […]

Say Farewell to the Old Year, Welcome the New Year at First Night State College!


December 28, 2016 First Night State College will once again provide central Pennsylvania with a great way to mark the passing of the old year and the ringing in of the New Year. This alcohol-free community celebration of the visual and performing arts will take place in downtown State College and on the University Park […]

Lighting Up the Downtown

Holiday Lights along Beaver Avenue in Downtown State College, PA

State College, PA December 16, 2016 – It’s always fun to get dressed up for the holidays, and each year we delight in beautifying Downtown and preparing for the holiday season.  The holiday banners, new wreathes, and sparkling lights on the trees give Downtown a special ambiance that adds to the magic of the season. […]



All on-street meters, parking lots and garages operated by the Borough of State College will be FREE   STATE COLLEGE, PA   December 16, 2016 – Holiday shoppers have been enjoying FREE parking in the Beaver Avenue, Fraser Street and Pugh Street Garages with special 4-hour holiday validations from Downtown businesses since just after Thanksgiving, but […]

Park FREE this Holiday Season!


Park in the Fraser Street, Pugh Street and Beaver Avenue garages for FREE all season long, with validations from Downtown Businesses! Plus, enjoy FREE parking in Downtown as you finish up your holiday shopping!   All municipal parking (in the garages, the municipal lots and street meters) is free of charge from Sunday, December 18th through […]

Downtown Businesses Featured Prominently in State College Magazine’s “Best of State College 2016”


Every year the November issue of State College Magazine highlights “The Best of State College,” and every year we are thrilled to see so many Downtown State College businesses taking honors.  2016 is no different as 55 Downtown businesses appeared in 60 different categories with 27 gold, 30 silver, and 23 bronze finishes.  Congratulations to […]

Exciting Times are Afoot in Downtown State College


State College, PA  October 7, 2016 –  It’s an exciting time in Downtown State College as new businesses are popping up all over the place. We’re thrilled to celebrate each of these new establishments and look forward to seeing how each will make its mark on Downtown State College. The Melt Shack (218 E. Calder […]