Author: Elise Vider
May 31

Celebrating 125 years of PA's state parks and forests

In 1893, Pennsylvania was practically devoid of trees. In 2018, the state boasts 121 state parks encompassing nearly 300,000 acres and a state forest system comprised of 2.2 million acres in 48 counties. These natural assets are invaluable, whether you're talking about the Commonwealth's economy or its health.

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May 15

"This is Our Erie"

The community in this Northwestern PA city is rallying together, pushing through the tough transition from assembly line to high tech, from divestment to development, and from frustration to hope.

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Apr 3

A major player in Philly tech moves on

After 10 years at the University City Science Center, Steve Tang is leaving to tackle a new opportunity. A child of immigrants, cancer survivor and trained engineer, he offers a unique perspective on Philadelphia's growth and why it's important to make sure less affluent parts of the city aren't left behind.

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Mar 19

The hardest working dogs in PA

A groundbreaking program at the UPenn School of Veterinary Medicine uses innovative and dog-friendly methods to train pups for jobs as varied as law enforcement, disease detection, search-and-rescue, and stolen artifact retrieval.

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Mar 9

In downtown Lancaster, dinner and a movie under one roof

Zoetropolis Cinema Stillhouse, a combination indie movie theater, micro-distillery and restaurant, is coming soon to a long-vacant furniture store on Water Street. It's the sequel to a beloved boutique theater, expanding alongside the booming city's vibrant arts community.

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Feb 27

A Philly company disrupts the home pregnancy test

It's been 40 years since the first home tests hit the market, which means innovation is long overdue. This PA startup has developed a flushable, biodegradable, compostable product that offers the gift of ease and discretion to women everywhere.

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