Hamburg, PA Taste of Hamburg-er Festival

Cindy Ross Microscopic molecules of scent — grilled meat and smoky flavor — travel the air across city blocks, enter my olfactory nerves, and make me hustle. My mouth waters as if Pavlov were ringing a bell in a conditioned dog’s ear. If I wasn’t hungry before, I am...

Visit Saucony Creek Brewery this weekend

As more local breweries bubble up in Pennsylvania’s Americana Region and beyond, I continue to admire how many of them re-purpose historic or outdated buildings for their fermentation tanks, pubs and serving areas like Saucony Creek Brewery. Saucony Creek, a brewery...

Great Stuff Summer Challenge in Berks County

Summer solstice has arrived with longer days and warmer nights, which Berks County knows how to spend with friends and family! Now through August is the perfect time to experience PA Americana Region, from adventurous weekends spent outdoors to staycation days with...

Date Night in My Hometown – Reading, PA

Date Night in My Hometown A Penny Darling Blog Happy Monday, Penny Darlings! Wednesday is my birthday! So let me tell you something absolutely ADORABLE that Preston and I did this past weekend!  We wanted to do something special during the birthday week activities and...

Folino Estate Winery in Berks County, PA

There’s no chance of missing Folino Estate Vineyard & Winery.  Its bold 17,000-square-foot Tuscan style fieldstone villa dominates the hillside along Old Route 22 north of Kutztown, standing out among the neighboring barns and farmsteads in Greenwich Township....

The Peanut Bar in Berks County, Pennsylvania

Brilliant sunshine in recent days seems to be the reward for tolerating the welcome-to-spring nor’easter the other week. The relative warmth and blooming crocuses brought us out of hibernation to explore Pennsylvania’s Americana Region, with favorite stops at...