Ron Reyer: Community Spirit

"We have a next door neighbor that we've just met within the last year because we haven't been here that long, and he volunteers down at the Academy Theatre. His wife acts down there and he works on stage scenery. He asked me if I wanted to get out…

Ken Montag: Businesses

"It's a great place to live. It is a thriving town. I'd like for it to be doing better but don't ask me what way. Cause I'd be up for... I'd be the mayor haha. But yes, I think that this is a thriving town. It's surviving. The corporations we have…

Peg Weymer: A Booming Town

"[After we moved,] it took a little while to feel as if I were a part of the community. But within a year or two with the children now starting school, meeting people, meeting people through church, I began to realize we were very fortunate to have…

Anne Furno: The Movies

"We had the Park Theater which was a big theater and it was really the better one, it was more glamorous. And I watched many movies that were shown there. They were wonderful Oh, I loved the movies. That was the big thing when you were kids and…

Lynn Atwell: Theaters

"I said that they should have theater in Meadville. Well, Meadville didn't have too many theaters at the time... And I said, it will be good training for their sons and daughters because that would be giving them an opportunity for communication and…

Women's Services Community Garden

Since 1977, Women’s Services has worked to help victims of domestic and sexual violence. Women’s Services believes that every individual has value and has the right: to be safe in mind and body, to live out of harm’s way in affordable housing and to…

MAMS-MARC Edible Trail

The Edible Trail is a Community Wellness Initiative Project, and a partnership with the Meadville Area Recreation Complex and Allegheny College. Designed, built, and planted by Allegheny faculty, staff and students, the Trail is an interactive…

Carr Hall Garden

Carr Hall Garden, known as The Carrden by the Allegheny College campus, originated as an idea in a Junior Seminar class in the Environmental Science Department. It is unique to most of the vegetable gardens in Meadville because it serves as both a…

242 Chestnut St: The Green Shoppe

The Green Shoppe, owned and run by Julie McClymonds, sells sustainable products such as green shampoo, hand soap, children’s toys and clothing. As part of her efforts to help people make greener choices and live a healthier life, she also offers…

252 Chestnut St: Tarot Bean Roasting Company

252 Chestnut St stands today as Tarot Bean Roasting Company, a community oriented coffee shop and roastery owned by Michael and Tonya Reed. Along with providing coffee, other beverages, and freshly baked goods, Tarot Bean also acts as a gathering…

283 Chestnut St: Mannino Italian Garden

Mannino Italian Garden is in the heart of downtown Meadville, just a short walk up from the downtown mall or a stroll down from Diamond Park, allowing prime access to all of the community members and the students of Allegheny College. The restaurant…