Stories tagged: "Woman Crush Wednesday"


Emily Leone Honhart pictured at her shop Wandering Spirits in in Ligonier, Westmoreland County. (Courtesy Emily Leone Honhart)
A Bonfire Bitch-Fest Turned a Pennsylvania Woman Into an Independent Liquor Store Owner

After complaining about the lack of Pennsylvania-brewed liquor options offered at state stores, Emily Leone Honhart set out to change things and emerged from her pandemic bubble as an independent liquor store owner.

Lori Fogg (Courtesy Lori Fogg)
‘A Coalcracker In The Kitchen’ Webmaster Lori Fogg Shares Pennsylvania Dutch Recipes & Traditions

Lori Fogg shares her collection of century-old recipes and stories from growing up in the coal region.

Sarah Laurel with her brother, Adam Al-Asad, who serves as the director of operations for Savage Sisters, in one of their South Philadelphia recovery houses. (Courtesy Sarah Laurel/Savage Sisters)
Once Left For Dead, This Philadelphia Woman is Helping Those Battling Addiction

Sarah Laurel was a thriving professional who hit rock bottom due to addiction. Having turned her life around, she’s now working on behalf of those in recovery and on the streets with Savage Sisters.

Heather Marold Thomason (Courtesy: Primal Supply Meats)
From Farm to Philly: This Butcher Keeps it Local

Heather Marold Thomason’s passion for sustainably-raised, locally-sourced meats inspired her to open the Philadelphia whole animal butchery Primal Supply.

Kelley Bashew (Courtesy Kelley Bashew)
Woman Becomes an Advocate for Her Indigenous Heritage After Meeting Birth Family at 50

Kelley Bashew decided to look for her birth family when she turned 50. She found herself and became an advocate for Indigenous people.

Jennifer Pacanowski (Courtesy Jennifer Pacanowski)
Empowered and Thriving: Woman Veteran Teaches Others to Heal Through Writing and Performance

Many veterans return home and struggle to find connection. Jennifer Pacanowski shares her healing process with others through her nonprofit, Women Veterans Empowered and Thriving.

Elaine Pivinski (Courtesy Franklin Hill Vineyards)
Meet the OG of Pennsylvania’s Women-Owned Wineries

Elaine Pivinski started Franklin Hill Vineyards with one row of grapes in 1976. Today, the operation includes a winery, a distillery, and three retail shops.