Category - Family Fun

2021 National Plan for Vacation Day

Take a second to pull out your employee handbook and count the number of vacation days you have earned for 2021. Now think about years past and recall, did you use them all? Or better yet, did you use them for fun, relaxation, and exploration? Or did you use them for mundane things like dentist appointments or tire rotations? I know 2020…

Happy kids on a family ski trip at Seven Springs

The Family Ski Trip: A Tradition Worth Making

Monday, January 11, 2021 11:00 AM by Kristin Ecker

I learned to ski as a teenager and my husband even earlier. The sport has been the centerpiece of our winter months, offering an experience unlike any other. The crisp air, the expansive views, taking flight on the chairlifts, testing your skills all the way down, and even getting some cardio – there’s just nothing that compares. So…

Snowshoeing, Laurel Highlands Hiking Trail

I do not know about you, but my family is starting to get a bit of cabin fever. Humans were not meant to hibernate, so I have been looking at new things we can do as a family this winter. Something that has piqued my interest is snowshoeing. Seems like something we could do together or even just my husband and me. Naturally, I had a bunch of…

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…

Hidden Valley Resort Skiing

Tips to Be Prepared for Kids' Ski Lessons

Friday, November 8, 2019 2:00 PM by Allyson Null

Hey, parents! If you're considering enrolling your kid(s) in ski school, let us ease some stress! From reservations to packing, these helpful tips will make preparing for your kiddo's ski lessons a breeze. Making Reservations Reserve your spot early! Reservations are accepted beginning in October and lessons fill up fast. Before…

Living Treasures Wild Animal Park

It takes a compassionate, dedicated team of employees to successfully provide a memorable experience for families. For more than two decades, Tom Guiher, his family and the team at Living Treasures have done just that. Living Treasures Wild Animal Park provides a unique experience for kids of all ages to get up close and interact with creatures of…

Things to Keep the Kids Busy This Summer in the Laurel Highlands

It may be hard to believe, but summer will be coming to an end soon. Seriously, time flies! Before you send the kids back to school, take a few days to spend quality family time together and make lifelong memories with these Laurel Highlands attractions, activities and events! Idlewild and SoakZone Idlewild and SoakZone has been named "Best…

Neighborhood of Make-Believe Laurel Highlands

The Laurel Highlands is celebrating the legacy of Latrobe native Fred Rogers on February 19, 2018, the 50th anniversary of the first episode of Mister Rogers' Neighborhood. To commemorate this event, we took some of the classic puppets from the Neighborhood of Make-Believe and imagined where their favorite stops in the Laurel Highlands might…

Mister Rogers' Neighborhood's 50th Anniversary Blog

Mister Rogers' Neighborhood's 50th Anniversary

Friday, February 16, 2018 11:00 AM by Allyson Null

photo provided by the Lynn Johnson: Ohio University Libraries There is a lot to celebrate about the legendary Fred Rogers in 2018. On March 20, Rogers would have turned 90 years old, and 50 years ago, children's television show "Mister Roger's Neighborhood" aired on PBS for the first time. A total of 895 episodes aired between…

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…

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