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.
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.
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.
A group of artists has transformed an organic farm in the Northeast corner of Pennsylvania into a community hub and performance space, welcoming visitors for workshops, live theater, and lessons about climate change.
This charming hamlet has a fascinating history and an enchanting present. Come for a packed performing arts calendar and summer festivals, and stay for afternoons by the lake and dappled sunshine under the trees.
A changing world pushed this arts campus towards its own evolution, inspiring the team to focus on accessibility and the outdoors. The annual Spring Iron Pour and Forge Festival, a celebration of local blacksmithing, is happening on April 30.
There is an area in the north-central part of the state where visitors can see 10,000 stars with the naked eye. Cherry Springs State Park is truly a special place that can teach us a lot about the relationship between our world and artificial light.