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Author: Jessica Petrovich

Westmoreland Heritage Director. Can usually be found in a coffee shop. Winter and book enthusiast.

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It’s time to see, taste, smell, and feel again at our wonderful Westmoreland County historic and cultural organizations. We’re talking in this month’s episode about some great upcoming immersive experiences at two of our beloved partner sites, and we’ve got everything from whiskey to Woodstock! Our two guests on Heritage…

Happy Easter

Can it really be the end of March already? It seems like we just released our Fish Fry Blog, and now we are ready to share all of the amazing Easter plans our partners throughout the Laurel Highlands region are getting ready for you to enjoy. As always, we recommend calling ahead and contacting these locations ahead of time to ensure you have the…

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We can all feel spring in the air. This warmer weather, plus shaking off quarantine-cabin-fever, has me ready to start gardening for the first time in my life. Whether you are a complete novice like me, or an experienced Master Gardener like many of the volunteers at our local historic and cultural sites, this month’s episode is all about…

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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…

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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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Caring for each other in our community: that’s what our Westmoreland County historic and cultural sites and events are all about. I was lucky to talk this month with the Greensburg Civic Theatre and the Greater Latrobe Laurel Valley Regional Chamber of Commerce. Knowing live theatre is returning to our region brings me great joy! This…

Greensburg Restaurant Week, 2021

Supporting local restaurants and small businesses has become a passion project of mine throughout the past several months. These establishments have met the most unimaginable challenges with perseverance and creativity, and as community members, we should support these organizations as often as possible. If you’re finding yourself in a…

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Art and music. The perfect escapes in what can be very grey winter months, especially in our time of isolating at home. This month’s Heritage Happenings episode is full of color, hope, and all-around joy. I was so thrilled to talk with the Chief Curator at The Westmoreland Museum of American Art, as well as her work associate from the…

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The historical with the brand new seemed to be the theme of this month’s Heritage Happenings episode. It was my honor to talk with several volunteers from the Norwin Historical Society, the head archivist at Sisters of Charity of Seton Hill Archives, and the director and curator of the brand new Verostko Center for the Arts at Saint Vincent…

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