For years, factories and mills anchored PA communities large and small. The question of what to do with these beautiful, historic buildings is an essential one, and there is no single answer. In Johnstown, metalwork has returned to a shuttered steel facility, while in the Poconos, a new generation of residents are setting up laptops and sipping lattes in an old silk mill.
In the first episode of our new podcast series, we speak with Hannah Harley of Indiana, PA, and Erin Ninehouser of Ambridge in Beaver County, two women who have committed themselves to creative pursuits outside of resource-rich and art-dense cities. The lesson is clear: In a small place, you can have a huge impact.
This city's iconic Inclined Plane has long provided a lifeline to residents, and now the entire hillside will be transformed via infrastructure improvements, bike and hiking trails, and an enticing new riverfront park.
In this series, we're chatting with Pennsylvania's mayors. These engaged public servants have a lot to say about moving the state forward. Next up is the mayor of a central PA city with a lot to prove.
From Easton to Altoona, our top five stories of 2019 were all about local, local, local. People wanted to read about cities and towns evolving, thinking big, and using existing assets to build a brighter future. Look forward to more of the same from Keystone Edge in 2020!