Hometown pARTy in Pennsylvania’s Americana Region

Happy Friday, Penny Darlings! Originally posted on The Penny Darling April 12, 2019 I have some new and exciting stuff coming up that I can’t share quiiiiiite yet, so get your horses, and hold them! Preston & I got to live our art DREAMS yesterday and I can’t wait...

All Aboard in Berks County, Pennsylvania

All aboard! With that familiar command, we eagerly boarded the Allentown and Auburn Railroad, an impressive diesel-powered connection back to a time when the rails commanded the nation’s transportation network. With two vintage cabooses, two coaches, one dating from...

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bubble up in Pennsylvania’s Americana Region and beyond, I continue to admire how many of them re-purpose historic or outdated buildings for their fermentation tanks, pubs and serving areas like Saucony Creek Brewery.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

Perfect roads for cycling in Berks County

Berks County has long been a hotbed of outdoor recreational activities for residents and visitors from all over the North East. With the Hawk Mountain Sanctuary and Bake Oven Knob, as well as Blue Marsh Lake there are countless opportunities for hiking, camping,...

Reading Radsport Cycling Events Return to Berks County, PA

In its second year, the Reading Radsport Festival returns to the streets of West Reading and the steep slopes of Mount Penn. The two-day cycling festival features the West Reading Criterium on Saturday, August 4th, and the Mt Penn Hill climb on Sunday, August 5th. The...

Mister Softee at the Boyertown Museum, Berks County

Jingles and Chimes—Mister Softee at the Boyertown Museum! Les Waas died in 2016 at age 94.  Who is Les Waas, you may ask?  You may not have heard his name, but you’ve more than likely heard his work.  He wrote the Mister Softee jingle. Waas wrote the song in 1960,...