From live music to chainsaws, the state's annual festivals celebrate everything under the sun. They also boost their communities, increase local pride, and showcase the host area for a wide swath of new people. The economic benefits redound throughout the year. In this latest episode, we're joined by representatives from Bethlehem's Musikfest and Ridgway's Chainsaw Carvers Rendezvous.
This series of pitch contests has demonstrated that innovation goes far beyond traditional tech. Past winners in fields as diverse as food science, art education, and job-site safety are poised to make an impact in their communities and beyond. Could you be next?
This Southeastern Pennsylvania city is home to an arts & culture district created by and for locals. In this episode of Prism, we talk with two Chester natives who have worked hard to make this dream a reality.
We're back with more episodes of Prism, a podcast shining a light on the power of creativity in PA communities. In this first installment, we're hearing about how The Warhol is expanding its footprint, creating an inclusive, innovative arts district that offers everything from a live music venue to workforce training programs.
As students came back to in-person learning, leaders in this Philadelphia suburb knew they needed something to spark a renewed passion for reading. Going strong into its second year, One Book One Norristown includes live events, book clubs, public art projects, and author visits.
Cinderella partying in the roaring '20s. Huck Finn crossing the Rio Grande. Juliet sharing her love for Romeo via TikTok. An award-winning program in Chester County is reimagining timeless stories and engaging patrons in the process.
A "main street think tank" is bringing people together in Northwestern Pennsylvania, providing a space for deep conversations, community engagement, and growth. The Jefferson Educational Society is also listening, expanding their reach into new towns and neighborhoods.