Anna Weltz
Author: Anna Weltz

Director of PR for the Laurel Highlands Visitors Bureau. Full-time mommy, Labrador lover, admitted chocoholic, mini-meteorologist, slightly OCD, “Walking Dead” fanatic! Tweet me: @anna_LHVB

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…

Fort Necessity National Battlefield

George Washington Was Here: A Walk Through History

Friday, January 10, 2020 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…

Mantyla at Polymath Park

Rebuilding it the Wright Way

Friday, May 3, 2019 4:00 PM by Anna Weltz

In his lifetime, America’s most prominent architect, Frank Lloyd Wright, designed more than 1,000 structures and oversaw the construction of 532 of them before his death in 1959. With achievements such as Fallingwater, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and Taliesen West, along with a legacy nearly unmatched decades later, it’s safe to…

Hidden Valley Snow Tubing

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Ah, yes, in a matter of days, the little ones will be officially on their winter break, anxiously awaiting the arrival of Santa, gobbling up cookies and hot cocoa and seeking fun and entertainment. If you’re like me, and you’ve stashed away a few vacation days in order to spend time…

Tracing Your Roots in the Laurel Highlands

Tracing Your Roots in the Laurel Highlands

Tuesday, November 20, 2018 2:00 PM by Anna Weltz

Knowing where you “came from” is kind of a big deal nowadays. Just turn on the TV and you’ll see commercials about family tree websites and DNA testing services. Scroll through social media and you’ll see your family and friends talking about their test results. Often times when I’m hosting a journalist or…

Downtown Irwin

Exploring Downtown Irwin and Beyond

Thursday, July 5, 2018 9:00 AM by Anna Weltz

One of the best things about working in the tourism industry is the opportunity to explore new locations and get reacquainted with places you’ve been before. While I was not born and raised in the Laurel Highlands, my family has deep roots here. See, I grew up in a military family, so we frequently moved around. But the Laurel Highlands was…

Emily Ski

A Family Ski Adventure

Monday, January 18, 2016 4:00 PM by Anna Weltz

Finally - a weekend without holiday madness! And what made this weekend even better? Fresh snow on the slopes of Hidden Valley Resort. We were well overdue for a family outing. SO much so that every.single.time a snowflake flew, our four-year-old daughter Emily would freak out and beg to go skiing. You see, Emily started skiing at age two. Some…