Author: James Mentzer
Nov 8

A sunny forecast for AccuWeather, an iconic PA company

Founder Joel Myers has been obsessed with the weather since he was a young boy growing up in Philadelphia. He followed his passion and built an international brand that provides information to tens of thousands of corporate clients along with those who simply need to know if they should pack an umbrella.

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Oct 4

Getting hands-on in Hanover

A groundbreaking program at Hanover High School gives students the inspiration and experience they need to step right into real-world careers in manufacturing. It's a holistic approach to vocational education, and one state officials are hoping can be replicated across Pennsylvania.

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Jan 30

Going green for the Capital Region's waterways

Slated to be incorporated over the next 20 to 50 years at a cost of at least $100 million, an expansive new program aims to reduce the amount of runoff and sewage that ends up in Harrisburg's waterways. Similar initiatives have also been shown to improve quality of life and raise property values.

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Nov 14

From downsized to supersized in Franklin County

When downsizing threatened the Letterkenny Army Depot, an essential institution in Franklin County, the community rallied. Determined not to lose a major employer without a fight, local economic development and county government officials sprang into action, making moves that are still paying dividends 20 years later.

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Aug 23

On the Way To... Happy Valley

If you're catching any Penn State football this fall, here some exciting things to see and do beyond the gridiron, from natural wonders to inspiring museums and charming small towns.

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Jul 28

On the way to... Presque Isle

This stunning peninsula in northwest Pennsylvania draws millions of visitors every year to revel in its beaches, waterways, woodlands and wildlife. If you're headed there, don't miss out on the bevy of attractions — from wineries to amusement parks to dining with a view — available in Erie and the surrounding counties.

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Jun 9

Brewing up excitement in Middletown

The oldest community in Dauphin County is on the move thanks to an ambitious brewery and still works project -- housed in an iconic local building -- a new transit hub and exciting changes at Penn State Harrisburg.

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Aug 9

142 years and counting at the Centre County Grange Fair

This beloved annual event (running August 19-27) is the largest encampment in the country and a big economic boon to the region. Families wait for years to earn one of the fair's coveted tent spots. Now, thanks to a new equestrian center, the fun lasts all year long.

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