This Schuylkill County community has seen its share of hard times. But rather than surrender, local organizations have banded together to revive downtown through entrepreneurship, historical preservation and the arts -- and female business owners are leading the way.
This evolving neighborhood has been drawing in young professionals, artists and historic preservation fanatics since at least the 1970s. In recent years, the number of entertainment and culinary options -- from breweries to art galleries to coffee shops -- has boomed, while the boundaries of the neighborhood have pushed ever outwards.
Whether you're looking to bike, hike, paddle, antique or sip local brews, this Poconos hamlet has you covered. And if you're also excited by dramatic stories of history and revitalization, Jim Thorpe has that, too.
South Fourth Street is a commercial corridor in transition -- long home to the city's fabric industry, this Queen Village thoroughfare is attracting an increasingly diverse slate of boutiques, eateries and maker-centric businesses.
Before the big day ever arrives, busy brides-to-be are making lists, saving pennies, and enlisting the services of vendors. But who's taking care of the bride herself? Here's a Steel City guide to prepping for the wedding.