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We’re all looking to break out of the winter blues with both indoor and outdoor fun. In this month’s episode of Heritage Happenings, we had fun talking to The Westmoreland Cultural Trust and the Winnie Palmer Nature Reserve at Saint Vincent College. Read and listen on for all the details! The Westmoreland Cultural Trust is approaching…

Alex Byers, Saint Vincent College, Latrobe

With hometown dates being done via Zoom and nearby Nemacolin at locations throughout the Laurel Highlands, Episode 8 had to be one of the most unique episodes of The Bachelor in the series' history. However, the show was big on heart, tackling tough conversations with parents, addressing hardships in past relationships, and surviving a rather…

Volunteers of Laurel Summit Nordic Ski Patrol, Laurel Mountain

When you think of ski patrol, most people picture ski patrollers on the steep sweeping slopes of the local ski resorts, where most ski patrollers are located. There is another segment of ski patrol that patrols the remote, quiet, and gentler slopes and trails in the Laurel Highlands. This is the land of cross-country skiers where peace and solitude…

Bachelor 7 Nemacolin

In case you missed this week’s whirlwind of an episode, let’s just say it was jam-packed with comings, goings, and undeniably hard truths. What began with eight contestants remaining, plus one new face appearing seemingly out of nowhere, culminated with a trimmed down pool of four lucky ladies looking at next week’s hometown…

Laurel Highlands Fish Fry Guide 2020

Laurel Highlands 2021 Fish Fry Guide

Monday, February 15, 2021 8:00 AM by Jared Bundy

The Laurel Highlands is one of only a few regions in the United States that celebrates the Catholic Lenten tradition of fish fries. Each Friday during Lent our church basements, restaurants and fire halls start dropping baskets of hot oil for a community celebration of deep-fried goodness. Whether you're a fish fry aficionado or are a guppy…

Fort Necessity National Battlefield

George Washington Was Here: A Walk Through History

Thursday, February 11, 2021 11:00 AM by Anna Weltz

An ambitious young officer heads west to claim lands for the British. Along the way, he makes mistakes, but he also works hard, persists and makes a name for himself. Some believe that George Washington's trials and tribulations in Pennsylvania's Laurel Highlands helped him grow into a legendary military leader and eventually the first…

PJ's Ice Cream Parlor

A carnival that pops up out of nowhere and is seemingly run by no one. A contestant locked in her tower letting down her hair, hopeful for a prince's rescue. Wandering musicians who show up at just the right time to set the mood with the perfect song everyone knows the words to. Magic was in the air on episode six of The Bachelor, filmed in…

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This year’s Valentine’s Day Week in the Laurel Highlands looks quite different than last year; in fact, this holiday is the final major holiday that we were able to celebrate pre-pandemic in 2020. If that doesn’t make your mind bend a little bit… well, you’ve adjusted better than I have! We have very good news:…

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