Stories tagged: "005 LOCAL CULTURE & IDENTITY"

Volunteers Aaron McKissic, left, an employee of FedEx, and Dina Nellis, right, of the Pittsburgh Pirates, work on an assembly line filling bags with six week-end meals for students in 29 Pittsburgh city schools in Pittsburgh, Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018. The Backpack Feeding Program provides free weekend meals to children enrolled in the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture National School Lunch Program's Free or Reduced Price School Meals. The Backpack Feeding program is coordinated by the joint effort of Focus Pittsburgh, and the Pittsburgh area Food Bank. ( Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
We asked, you answered: What’s a charity or organization in Pennsylvania you feel strongly about donating your time and/or money to?

Our newsletter letter readers share the charities and organizations they support and why they feel strongly about helping.

These Pennsylvanians Are Having a Great 2023 So Far. (Yes, T-Swift Is on the List.)
Move over, Bad Bunny. Taylor Swift is now the most-streamed artist in the world

From bolstering local economies with her “Eras” tour to being Spotify’s most-streamed artist of the year, 2023 has been pretty good for Berks County’s Taylor Swift.

Comedian Kevin Hart is seen during the first half of an NBA basketball game between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Phoenix Suns Thursday, Oct. 26, 2023, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
Philadelphia native Kevin Hart will receive the Kennedy Center’s Mark Twain Prize for lifetime achievement in comedy

The comedian and actor has been chosen to receive the Kennedy Center's Mark Twain Prize for lifetime achievement in American humor, capping a three-decade career that has seen him rise from the open mics of Philly to become one of his generation's most successful performers.

We asked, you answered: When is the right time to start putting up holiday decorations?

If you think it’s too early to start putting up holiday decorations, you’re not alone.

Kevin Bacon, the 200 pound pig. (Photo: Chelsea Rumbaugh/Facebook)
Wayward Pennsylvania pig ‘Kevin Bacon’ brought back home thanks to a Benadryl-infused sticky bun

The exploits of the wayward, Gettysburg-area pig attracted the attention of its famous namesake, who now has an invitation to visit Kevin Bacon the pig in person.

Artist, Alvin Pettit speaks at the podium as his winning sculpture of Harriet Tubman is unveiled on Monday, Oct. 30, 2023, at Philadelphia City Hall in Philadelphia. (Jose F. Moreno/The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP)
Philadelphia picks winning design for Harriet Tubman statue after controversy over original choice

After receiving pushback for commissioning a white artist without competition to design a statue of the abolitionist, city officials selected a winning design from a field of submissions.

We asked, you answered: Were/are there any special trick-or-treating traditions in your area?

For some Pennsylvanians, Halloween has involved more than just holding an empty pillow case and saying “Trick or treat!”