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A band performs in the historic corn barn at Nissley Vineyards over the summer. The Lancaster County winery holds a Music in the Vineyards concert series every summer, but scaled it back in 2020 due to the pandemic. (Courtesy of Nissley Vineyards)
Beyond the Tasting Room: How PA Wineries Kept Pouring During the Pandemic

Wineries across the state have made more use of their outdoor space, giving visitors beautiful views while they sip.

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Should School Sports Wait Until January? Gov. Wolf and GOP Lawmakers Disagree.

Gov. Tom Wolf’s recommendations that high school sports should not start back up again until next year have ignited a firestorm across the state.

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U.S. Postal Service Changes Are Delaying Mail in Philly as Long as 3 Weeks

Mail carriers and leaders of the local union say boxes of mail are being left undelivered because of new rules regarding their workflow and hours.

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All Large Public Events in Philadelphia Are Canceled Through February 2021

Yes—that includes the Philadelphia Marathon, the Thanksgiving Day Parade, and the Mummers parade.

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Philadelphians Are Struggling to Pay Water Bills. It Could Get Even Worse.

Nearly half of low-income Philadelphians live in areas with unaffordable water bills.

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Yes, You Can Celebrate Juneteenth From Home! Here’s How.

Gov. Tom Wolf signed legislation last year commemorating June 19 as “Juneteenth National Freedom Day.

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Grassroots Organizers Channel Hometown Hero Mr. Rogers to Keep Spirits Up in Pittsburgh

In the undertow of health care and self-driving cars, grassroots support systems connect and support Pittsburgh—much like the iconic bridges that define us on postcards.