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Statewide Grant Workshops and Webinars for DCNR’s Recreation and Conservation Partnerships Grant Program

The Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) Bureau of Recreation and Conservation (BRC) 2018 grant program for statewide, regional and local recreation and conservation projects will open on January 22 and close on April 11, 2018. Opportunities for training and technical assistance on this grant program are being offered through statewide workshops and webinars. On-line pre-registration is required for both the workshops and webinars.

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PA Downtown Center Gala

Were you there? Are you here? Thank you Susquehanna Style for sharing in our celebration with style scene.

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West Chester gets chance to strut stuff, will host Downtown Center conference

During a Friday press conference at the Chester County Historical Society, it was announced that the business district was chosen to host about 250 visitors to the Pennsylvania Downtown Center’s annual three day statewide conference. The conference will be held June 3-6, 2018.

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2018 Conference Host Unveiled // Call for Proposals Now Open!

Join us June 3-6, 2018 for Pennsylvania Downtown Center's Premier Revitalization Conference and see for yourself what makes West Chester a Great American Main Street!

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Kennet Square Bursting At The Seams With Unprecedented Growth

“The development activity in this town, and the interest in this town, is immense,” said Rusty Drumheller, the borough’s codes enforcement officer. Drumheller said many people have come to his office expressing an interest in Kennett Square.

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Restored Historic Spa Rejuvenates Both Its Guests and Nearby Bedford, Pennsylvania

The eight mineral springs of Bedford, Pennsylvania have been a mecca of rejuvenation for over two centuries…and for thousands of years before that, when one includes the original Native American residents.​

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Governor Wolf Visits West Reading

Governor Wolf was there to see revitalization projects funded by the state Department of Community and Economic Development in collaboration with the West Reading Community Revitalization Foundation's Main Street program and the Elm Street program.

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Governor Wolf tours revitalized Scranton neighborhood

“The state can’t, shouldn’t do everything,” the governor said. “This is really a community activity, but if the state can help and be supportive through things like the tax credits, like the Elm Street Program or the Main Street Program, we ought to be doing that. It’s really helpful to all of us to see success stories like this.”

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Downtown Allentown Revitalization District- 2017 Global Awards for Excellence Finalist

The project is one of 25 international developments selected as finalists for the Urban Land Institute’s 2017 Global Awards for Excellence, one of the land use industry’s most prestigious awards.

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