From Easton to Altoona, our top five stories of 2019 were all about local, local, local. People wanted to read about cities and towns evolving, thinking big, and using existing assets to build a brighter future. Look forward to more of the same from Keystone Edge in 2020!
A shuttered bowling alley is the future home of Bicycling magazine and Runner’s World. Fortunately for this Lehigh Valley city, goals for the space go far beyond just producing the publications: the 20,000-square-foot HQ will boast multi-media studios, space for live events, and a storefront lab where the public can scope out the latest gear.
This mother of all makerspaces just keeps growing, and now they're set to expand again, moving into a massive space in the city's Kensington neighborhood. The membership organization provides tools, guidance and inspiration to a thriving community of crafters and hardware entrepreneurs.
The founder of Whole Wide World Toys spent years traveling the globe with her family before settling in Hershey and launching this innovative company. Their beautiful playsets prepare kids for a changing world, encouraging cultural literacy — priming them to study abroad, pursue cross-cultural job opportunities and seek out diverse communities.