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Here Today, Gone Ash Wednesday

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...

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Valentine’s Day Made Easy

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...

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Meet Sam Schmidthuber

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...

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A PA Dutch Treat, Chicken & Waffles

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...

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Ski PA’s Americana Region

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...

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Spotlight Night at GoggleWorks

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...

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Twenty Most Popular Towns

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.

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Get Artsy in the New Year

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...

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Is Your Sauerkraut Ready?

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...

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