Category: Arts & Culture
Nov 8

High tea and humidors for the holidays

Sick of malls and online retailers? This year, head to your local main street or commercial center to support PA businesses and turn the annual gift-buying chore into a lovely day out. If you're in the Mon Valley, Speers is a wonderful option for snacks and shopping.

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Oct 12

Raising Kane: Rebirth in the PA Wilds

Changes are afoot in this historic McKean County hamlet thanks to an energetic mayor, streetscape improvements, and a plethora of thriving small businesses. Now a new business incubator is set to provide an additional boost to this spectacular region.

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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 20

Rolling on the River

Packed with assets both natural and historic, Columbia in Lancaster County is a town in transition, rebounding after decades of struggle. Local residents and organizations have put a fresh focus on recreation and infrastructure, revamping downtown, luring a brewpub, launching a new river trail, and spotlighting the town's inherent charm. The key to Columbia's future is also the source of its past prosperity: the Susquehanna River.

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Feb 14

Everyone has a story to tell

Story Slams are spreading across Pennsylvania, giving everyone with something to say a platform to perform. These events are not only great for the creative community, but a huge boost to the businesses that host them.

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Jan 15

An arts community blooms in Reading

Take a wealth of venues and cultural organizations, coupled with proximity to major Northeast arts hubs, accessible cost of living and a historic city rife with inspiring spaces, and you've got the perfect recipe for an arts-and-theater boomtown.

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Dec 18

Handmade in PA: Stunning ceramics from the state's artisans

While many of the Commonwealth’s large tableware manufacturers have moved production overseas, a vibrant community of craftspeople remain committed to creating functional one-of-a-kind plates, bowls, mugs, vases and more, inspired by everything from Japanese design to traditional German redware. This holiday season, set your table with a piece of Pennsylvania.

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Dec 1

Straight out of Allentown, a made-in-PA film featuring made-in-PA brands

Filmmaker Zeke Zelker's innovative new project 'Billboard' tells its story via both a full-length feature — starring indie darling Heather Matarazzo and 'Dark Knight' star Eric Roberts — and a web series. One of the main characters is the Lehigh Valley setting, brought to life via a slate of iconic Pennsylvania products.

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