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Penn State rises in 2014 U.S. News 'Best Colleges' rankings

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- Penn State ranks No. 8 among all public national universities in the U.S. News & World Report "2014 Best Colleges Rankings," released today (Sept. 10) -- up five places from last year's results.

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Dine at Gigi's Restaurant and Wine Lounge this Football Season

PSU FootballHungry for something new in State College dining? Plan a visit to Gigi’s Restaurant and Wine Lounge which is redefining the casual dining experience in town.

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Kyle Emmett Appointed General Manager of Gigi’s Restaurant and Wine Lounge in State College, Pennsylvania

January, 2013 – Hospitality Asset Management Company is pleased to announce the appointment of Kyle Emmett to serve as General Manager of the Gigi’s Restaurant and Wine Lounge located on the corner of West College and Cato Avenues in State College, Pennsylvania.

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Nathan Koths Appointed Executive Chef of Gigi’s Restaurant and Wine Lounge in State College, Pennsylvania

August 16, 2013 – Hospitality Asset Management Company is pleased to announce the appointment of Nathan Koths to serve as Executive Chef of Gigi’s Restaurant and Wine Lounge located on the corner of West College and Cato Avenues in State College, Pennsylvania.

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Visit Your Penn State Student With the Parent Discount Plan

Carnegie Inn & SpaSaying goodbye to your Penn State student as they head off for a new school year is never easy for any parent.

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See What Others Are Saying About Gigi's Restaurant & Wine Lounge!

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I got the opportunity to eat at Gigi's with a BFF and loved the food....atmosphere... and the staff.... is my favorite place to dine.... - August 4, 2013 via Facebook

 

A new favorite place! Great atmosphere, great staff. - August 1, 2013 via Facebook

 

I LOVE THIS PLACE!! - April 29, 2013 via Facebook

 

Great Food and service!! - March 31, 2013 via Facebook

 

Thank you for making my anniversary special. The food and service were fantastic! - January 24, 2013 via Facebook

 

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Take in a Penn State Women's Volleyball Game this Fall!

Grange FairAre you heading to Happy Valley this Fall? Come check out the next best thing to Football Saturdays...the Penn State Women's Volleyball Team! You can view the full home schedule below.

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Mt. Nittany Marathon

This September, a new Happy Valley tradition will begin.

The inaugural Mt. Nittany Marathon is scheduled for Sunday, September 1 at 8 a.m. The 26.2 mile course consists of all local roadways and bike paths. (The event will be held rain or shine).

Proceeds from the race will go towards the continued conservation and upkeep efforts to help preserve the mountain and its trails.

The marathon will also serve as a last-chance qualifier for the 2014 Boston Marathon.

To register for the marathon, click here. The registration deadline is August 16.

The night before the race, you can load up on carbs at America’s Longest Pasta Party. It will be held on Calder Way and stretch from McCallister Street to Pugh Street in downtown State College.

The cost for the pasta party is $5 for runners and $10 for non-runners.

Reserve your hotel with Lion Country Lodging for this milestone weekend in Happy Valley. Click here to see our hotel reservation page.

Below are a few of our hotels which are featuring special rates.

Days Inn Penn State – 240 South Pugh Street, State College, PA 16801
(814) 238-8454 ($84.00 for marathon guests)

Hilton Garden Inn – 1221 East College Avenue, State College, PA 16801
(814) 272-1221 ($85.00)

Super 8 – 1663 South Atherton Street, State College, PA 16801
(814) 237-8005 ($70+tax)

Voting is Underway for Best of State College 2013

State College Magazine is once again seeking to determine the Best of State College.

Whether it’s the best dentist, best beer, or best hair salon, they are seeking to leave no stone unturned to find out who stands out above the rest in a plethora of categories.

At Lion Country Lodging, we are proud to be associated with some of the top restaurants in town. Most notably, The Carnegie Inn & Spa, Gigi’s Restaurant and Wine Lounge and Harrison’s Wine Grill & Catering.

Gigi’s Restaurant and Wine Lounge will be new to the voting opportunities this year and we ask for your support. They could qualify for many categories, if you like.

Harrison’s Wine Grill & Catering, located inside the Hilton Garden Inn, has received the nod for “Best Caterer” eight years running! Can they make it nine? Your vote will help determine.

The Carnegie Inn & Spa has consistently taken home the “Best Fine Dining” award. Last year, it was also chosen as the spot for “Best Romantic Dining” for the first time ever.

To vote click here. Voting is open until August 31 and the results will be revealed in the November issue of State College Magazine. Those who submit votes will also be eligible to receive prizes from area retailers!

If you love dining at any of these fine establishments, please consider voting and showing your support.

If you haven’t, come visit Happy Valley and check them out!

Visit the Grange Fair for Late Summer Fun

Grange FairFor some, late August is usually a time to begin getting ready for the return to the classroom and saying goodbye to summer.

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