Highway History, Carved in Stone by Charles Adams What a pleasant surprise, walking out of the building that houses Pennsylvania’s Americana Region’s visitors center and offices and discovering a relic of transportation days gone by right out front! Propped proudly in...read more
Our Favorite Cough Drop? Luden's, Of Course! It’s that time of year, cold season. Sore throats, coughs, and colds are rampant. How do you treat symptoms of these bothersome maladies? For many of us in Pennsylvania's Americana Region, a favorite over-the-counter remedy...read more
Here Today, Gone Ash Wednesday! Fastnacht (faust nut) Day is a most anticipated day in Pennsylvania’s Americana Region. It falls on Shrove Tuesday, the day before Ash Wednesday, and is our version of Fat Tuesday. Instead of parades with floats and beads, our...read more
Constellations Align Over Berks Jazz Fest by Mike Zielinski, Boscov's Berks Jazz Fest Each spring, the musical stars align over Berks Jazz Fest in Pennsylvania's Americana Region, bringing stellar jazz performers from across the country to the annual event. The...read more
Dare I say it? Valentine's Day is almost here. No need to go into a tailspin, or scramble for date ideas. There are tons of fun, and imaginative ways to spend romantic times in Pennsylvania's Americana Region on Valentine's Day, and all year long. First of all, an...read more
Meet Sam Schmidthuber by Dave Kline It's fun to think of the warmer months ahead, and the many musical performances in Pennsylvania's Americana Region throughout spring and summer. Read about a talented, young musician you can hear in our region this June. One of...read more
Black History in Pennsylvania's Americana Region at Central PA African American Museum In February, our country observes Black History Month. Throughout the month, and year-long, Pennsylvania’s Americana Region, invites all to visit Central PA African American...read more
PA Dutch Treat, Chicken & Waffles Learn a little of the history behind this favorite dish. During the cold, damp months of winter, there is nothing like a stick-to-your-ribs dinner, like many of the meals we enjoy in Pennsylvania’s American Region. One of our...read more
Seven Great Historic Upscale Lodgings in Northeast USA Read about Stirling Guest Hotel in Pennsylvania's Americana Region Rest your head in a place formerly occupied by a Sea Captain or Industrialist, in stone houses erected during the early stages of the American...read more
Best College Art and History Museums In the Northeast Malerie Yolen-Cohen, THE HUFFINGTON POST The Blog: I find it ironic that people least explore their “own backyards:” New Yorkers who haven’t been to the Statue of Liberty, Bostonians who’ve never made it to the...read more
Ready, Set, Snow! There's no denying the beauty of winter, especially when it snows. There is nothing prettier than the sun glistening on freshly fallen snow, ice covered branches, and a blanket of white covering the ground. For those of us who love winter...read more
Ever Watch an Ice Sculpting Contest? Now's your chance! The Third Annual Reading Fire + Ice Fest is just days away –The winter extravaganza is Friday, January 13th - Saturday, January 14th, and will feature something for everyone. All of the outdoor activities will...read more
A new Friday night activity is being introduced in Pennsylvania's Americana Region. GoggleWorks Center for the Arts will come alive on Spotlight Nights, their new, recurring monthly event. Spotlight Nights will feature exhibition openings, artist talks, live...read more
As the New Year sets in, it is, unfortunately, a time for many of us to start diets, or resolve to eat healthier in 2017. Unfortunately? I must have misspoken because here, in Pennsylvania’s Americana Region, clean eating, and healthy living can easy, fun, and...read more
You Can’t Be A Couch Potato in PA’s Americana Region! Well, the holiday rush has died down and all the decorations are put away…now what? What are we going to do for the next 2 months of cold, dark weather. I want to hibernate, but that’s not my nature. I need to be...read more
GetawayMavens.com (“Bringing you the best offbeat escapes in the Northeast”) is just 3 ½ years old, but with over 300 destinations from Virginia to Maine, it’s garnering lots of attention. Proving that readers are a romantic bunch, the most searched and read post by far is “Most Romantic Destinations in the Northeast USA.” But what were those destinations exactly?
The following most popular cities and towns – according to number of page views as reported on Google Analytics – indicate either enormous pride or outsized interest or both.
Is your town or city on the list? How do you get there? Granted, it’s part luck, but you can help that along by sharing widely and often on social media.
5 Things to Do at GoggleWorks Center for the Arts Did you know one of the largest, interactive art centers in the country is located in downtown Reading, Pennsylvania? GoggleWorks Center for Arts is a 145,000 square foot complex featuring six teaching studios; 35...read more
If you grew up in a Pennsylvania Dutch household, chances are, you’ve had your fair share of pork and sauerkraut dinners, especially on New Year’s Day. Come January 1st, many homes in our region will surely serve the delicious meal as they welcome the New Year. The...read more