Festivals and concerts provide a huge economic boost to urban areas and rural regions alike by creating jobs, drawing tourists, and supporting local businesses. Keep that in mind this summer when you're purchasing a ticket or snagging something from the merch table.
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.
There's nothing like a beautiful drive and a good meal. This year, the section of the nation's oldest federal highway that runs through southwestern Pennsylvania is celebrating its 200th birthday. Join the fun by picking up a cookbook packed with historic recipes or traveling to Uniontown on November 3 for a mouthwatering banquet.
Turns out the oldest known evidence of human habitation in North America was found not in New Mexico, but in southwestern Pennsylvania. This amazing discovery was made by a curious farmer, and the Meadowcroft Rockshelter site has since become a can't-miss destination.
Over 800 different species of birds live in North America. Nearly half of those species can be seen right here in PA. From hawks to hummingbirds, warblers to waterfowl, you can find spot them on city streets, in suburban backyards, along trails and scenic drives, in state forests and parks, or in the beautiful Mon Valley.
Hospitals, schools, and social service institutions are on the front lines of the country's opioid epidemic, but what about parks? That was a question at the center of the latest PA Urban Parks & Recreation Exchange, which tackled safety, prevention and recovery.
An exciting partnership is working to breed, grow and release freshwater mussels into Philadelphia's Schuylkill River. Each one of these magical mollusks can filter up to 20 gallons of water per day, providing an essential service to our state's aquatic ecosystems.
Steve McKnight is part of a new generation of young professionals bringing fresh energy to the world of economic and community development. In this first installment of a new series, we follow him as he bikes around Blair County, forging connections and spreading the word about the region he loves.