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.
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.
Hurricane Sandy was the push these two coffee experts needed to open their own shop, and Philadelphia was the right place. They recently added an off-site roastery, providing beans to both the cafe and other local businesses.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This Philadelphia institution has embarked on a new, interdisciplinary collaboration: Local artist Orkan Telhan is observing experiments and shadowing scientists in the labs at Integral Molecular, a uCity Square-based biotechnology company.