It’s that time of year again: Time to boost some of our favorite Pennsylvania small businesses and help readers with their holiday shopping in the process. From rocks glasses to fresh flowers to one-of-a-kind jewelry, there's something for everyone on your list.
If you want to work in tv and movies or build arena-ready concert sets, you can do it right here in the Commonwealth. The Pittsburgh Film Office and Rock Lititz are drawing global talent and building homegrown workforces, setting the state up to be a leader in these exciting creative fields.
In the first episode of our new podcast, we’re heading to a small town across the river from Pittsburgh that is home to a spectacular set of church murals. Tackling themes such as social justice, poverty, and immigration, these stunning works of art, which are almost 100 years old, have a surprising amount of resonance in today’s world — and are playing an important role in Millvale’s renaissance.
Indigenous communities are an important part of Pennsylvania’s past and present. This longstanding organization is a perfect example of how this culture and its people have endured, adapted, and come together. In addition to educational and social-service programming, the organization hosts a yearly Pow Wow that draws thousands of people of all backgrounds.
In the city's wellness community, a group of talented, passionate Black women are creating inclusive spaces while offering everything from prenatal yoga classes to lessons in social and reproductive justice. A key part of their message: All are welcome.
For many of us, the pandemic changed our relationship to food. We cooked more. We shopped differently. We looked to local farms. This company out of Pittsburgh has been working for more than a decade at the intersection of technology and agriculture, so they were perfectly poised to meet the moment.