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.
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.
From a blind elephant seal in Pittsburgh to an entire population of endangered butterflies near Hershey, the state's zoos are jumping in to help the world's wildlife. It's all part of a national movement that has these beloved institutions emphasizing education and conservation.
In September, Reading hosted the 2017 PA Greenways and Trails Summit, an opportunity to celebrate and advocate for the state's growing network of trails. These assets not only help Pennsylvanians get out into nature, they also spur economic development in adjacent communities.
Nestled in the rolling hills of Perry County, less than 30 minutes from Harrisburg, these two vineyards can tell us a lot about Pennsylvania's booming wine industry. One is a family-run upstart slinging homemade pizza, the other is an expansion for an established brand that has been welcoming the state's oenophiles for 24 years.
Every autumn for the past 36 years, Greshville Antiques and Fine Art has hosted this special sale in their 1740s red-painted barn, nestled in the sweeping hills of Berks County. This year's incarnation runs October 1 - 8.
Monument Lab, a huge Philadelphia public art project, asks this essential question, and offers answers in the form of ten installations across the city that address issues of social justice and solidarity.
Running through September 30, the gallery's latest exhibition 'A Mesh is Also a Snare' explores the myriad ways in which technology connects art and science. It was guest curated by Philadelphia artist collective Grizzly Grizzly.