Wedding Shopping

One Stop Shops for Holiday Cheer and Local Love

Tuesday, November 24, 2020 1:00 PM by Anna Weltz

Unique, charming, creative, and essential to our local community. Now more than ever it is so critically important to support locally owned small businesses in the Laurel Highlands. Put away the app-based big box stores and make plans to visit some of our small towns for some socially-distanced holiday cheer and support small businesses. Holly…

Compass Inn Candlelight Tours

I don’t know about you but, I LOVE an open fire, especially one burning in the hearth of a historic building. Nothing quite beats nostalgia, especially at times like these when we’re living life through a pandemic and anything cozy and comforting reassures and reinforces the simple pleasures in life. If you’re like me and seek…

Thanksgiving Seven Springs

Turkey Day Take-Out

Friday, November 13, 2020 12:00 PM by Anna Weltz

Perhaps the idea of making a full Thanksgiving dinner leaves you in a cold sweat, nervously pacing the kitchen, watching and re-watching videos on how to roast a turkey. Maybe your personal plate is too full helping the kiddos with remote learning, working from home and you just do not have the time to facilitate a full feast. Whatever your…

Allusion Brewing Company

Inside the Brewery: Allusion Brewing Company

Tuesday, October 27, 2020 2:00 PM by Jared Bundy

Celebrating new business openings is definitely one of the highlights of my job, and this month I got to combine that excitement with my love of craft beer! I traveled to Vandergrift, PA, and sat down with Robert Buchanan from Allusion Brewing Company, the newest craft brewery in the Laurel Highlands. This special episode of the Laurel Highlands…

Haunted Hills Estate

Haunted houses are a bit different this year, but that doesn't mean you can't have a ghoulishly good time getting scared in the Laurel Highlands. When the sun goes down this fall, check out these Laurel Highlands attractions to get your yearly dose of fear. Just remember: it's better to stay six feet apart than six feet under.…

Placebo Effect Yellow Bridge

Fall is here, or as I like to call it, stout season. If you're like me, that means it's time to put away the IPA and Shandy and get into fall favorite beer styles like Oktoberfests, porters, stouts and pumpkin beers. Follow our guide to see what's on tap this fall at breweries throughout the Laurel Highlands! Be sure to bring your…

Butternut Squash Soup with Fried Sage Leaves

Butternut Squash Soup | SanaView Farms

Tuesday, September 22, 2020 11:00 AM by Jared Bundy

You worked hard all summer tending your garden. You weeded, watered and pruned. Your harvest is finally ready. Now, what do you do with all that fresh produce? SanaView Farms has the perfect way to use those fresh squash, onions and herbs you've been growing with their recipe for Butternut Squash Soup with Fried Sage Leaves! This delicious…

Westmoreland Symphony Orchestra

Faced with numerous restrictions, it would've been easy for many theatre productions and arts organizations to shut down and try again in 2021. But here in the Laurel Highlands, the pandemic has made our vibrant arts and cultural organizations innovate and expand in exciting new ways. See all of the new and exciting methods our region is using…

Fred Rogers Center Puppets

Fall in Love with Fred

Tuesday, September 8, 2020 2:00 PM by Ann Nemanic

One sure sign that fall is just around the corner is when we pull out our favorite fall sweater. In the Laurel Highlands, a sweater, especially a cardigan, reminds us of our friend and neighbor, Fred Rogers. Launched in 2019, the Fred Rogers Trail makes a wonderful excursion as the leaves begin to paint an array of color throughout our landscape.…

Green Corn Pudding on the National Road

Green Corn Pudding & Succotash | National Road

Wednesday, September 2, 2020 9:00 AM by Jared Bundy

Introduction and Recipes Courtesy of Donna Holdorf, Executive Director, Historic National Road “For thousands of years, three elements of human history have been inseparable—people, paths and the food people carried with them or gleaned along the route. Some paths, if they were important enough to enough people, became roads that…

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