Katharine Ferguson of The Aspen Institute announced as Keynote Speaker for 2019 PA Wilds Annual Dinner & Awards to be held November 7

For Immediate Release: August 28, 2019 Katharine Ferguson of The Aspen Institute announced as Keynote Speaker for 2019 PA Wilds Annual Dinner & Awards to be held Nov. 7 DUBOIS, Pa. – Registration is now open for the 2019 PA Wilds Annual Dinner & Awards, which will take place on November 7 and will celebrate […]

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Goodbye, Sweet 2016

The PA Wilds Center is off to a roaring 2017, rebooting regional marketing, expanding our gift shops, bringing more creative entrepreneurs into our ranks, pushing for mini grants for our communities and businesses. But before we get into all that, we wanted to give 2016 its due. It was, after all, an amazing year, too! […]

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PA Wilds Center receives ARC grant for tourism

The PA Wilds Center for Entrepreneurship, Inc. (PA Wilds Center) has received a three-year, $500,000 grant from the Appalachian Regional Commission through the POWER Initiative to assist with nature tourism cluster development in the Pennsylvania Wilds. The award announcement was made Wednesday in West Virginia as part of a package of POWER investments across the […]

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Completing a circle, finding peace in a Mandala

Mountain Laurel Mandala

The word Mandala (pronunciation mon- dah- lah) means “circle”. According to one online source, a Mandala “represents wholeness, a cosmic diagram reminding us of our relation to infinity, extending beyond and within our bodies and minds. It appears to us in all aspects of life, the Earth, the Sun, the Moon and more obviously the […]

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Website Re-Design & Development Request for Proposals

Website Re-Design & Development Request for Proposals This RFP is for design and development services for a new website for pawilds.com RFP Sent: June 8, 2016 Intent to Respond Due: June 22, 2016 (COB) Responses Due: July 5, 2016 (COB) Send any questions on the RFP to: Abbi Peters, Program Director, apeters@pawildscenter.org Send proposals to: Abbi […]

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Wandering the Wilds with ‘made by hand’ jewelry

The Wilds Cooperative of Pennsylvania Juried Artisan, Stephanie Distler, creating fresh off the bench #PAWildsMade jewelry. Stephanie’s PA Wilds branded jewelry, made by hand, includes bracelets, riveted rings, pendants, charms, bottle openers and key rings. The items are created from pure copper, sterling silver, stainless steel and food grade aluminum that is hand cut by […]

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Turkey Calls Through the Wilds

The Wilds Cooperative of Pennsylvania juried artisan and member Terry Surra currently makes three turkey calls: a traditional box call, a unique through call, and recently has added a scratch box to his collection. Working with various types of wood and altering the design ever so slightly can change the tone and pitch that each […]

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Summer Travel Plans: Welcome To My Home

Travel like Millennials this summer.

I never miss the chance to indulge in a weekend getaway. Luckily for me, as a north central Pennsylvanian, I have plenty of public land to choose from: none of it lacks charm, character and a laundry list of things to see and do. During a recent conversation with people from outside of the area, […]

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