Arts are a driver of growth and vitality — that's the argument being made by economic development and local government leaders across the state. In a lively conversation, we heard from two such folks, one from Corry and one from York, about how their communities support, fund, and catalyze the creative sector, and how that work is paying unexpected dividends.
In the this episode, we speak with Mario Mazza, a second-generation winemaker based in one of the state's most beautiful regions. His family has been making fine wines on the shores of Lake Erie for 50 years, and the future looks bright.
In the third installment of this podcast series, we speak with two artists who have built lives and careers in Pennsylvania after moving from abroad. Both are community-minded creators with a passion for public art.
In Easton, Erie and Lancaster, historic buildings have been reimagined as foodie destinations and culinary incubators. The goal is to lure hungry tourists and residents downtown while also showcasing the diversity of these vibrant communities.
After over a century in business, this Erie institution is no stranger to change — but that doesn't mean the last year didn't throw them for a loop. We chatted with Brian Gorman, a third-generation member of the park's leadership, about how they safely brought folks back to the midway, and what they have planned for 2021.
Pennsylvania's parks and campgrounds have never been more popular. There's a good reason for that: Beyond the COVID-19 staycation boom, these family-friendly spaces provide stunning views, a taste of solitude, and an arena for adventure.
When it comes to grapes, Commonwealth winemakers are thinking beyond the usual suspects, experimenting with off-beat varietals that thrive in cooler climates. Their hard work is paying off, winning awards, expanding the industry, and enticing local wine lovers into sampling something new.