Tag - Arts and Culture

Idlewild's HallowBoo

It's officially everybody's favorite season: fall! In addition to the dozens of fall festivals on our events calendar, this weekend kicks off the start of Halloween events and haunted houses. Start building out your weekend plans now! Crawford School of Terror - Fridays and Saturdays Sept. 24 - Oct. 31 (Open Halloween) View this…

Stahlstown Flax Scutching Festival

As fall rolls in, the Laurel Highlands welcomes colorful foliage, delicious comfort food and a jam-packed season of awesome festivals. Our gorgeous rolling hillsides blanketed in red, yellow and orange serve as the perfect backdrop for some harvest season entertainment! Below is a round up of fall festivals happening in the Laurel Highlands this…

Starry Night at Scenic View

A Stargazer's Guide to the Laurel Highlands

Thursday, August 12, 2021 3:00 PM by Allyson Null

The Laurel Highlands is hustling and bustling with bikers, hikers, families, rafters and foodies during the day, but what outdoorsy activity can you do once the sun goes down? Get lost in the stars! While there aren't any dark sky sites in the region, we know a few spots where there is minimal light pollution and not too much tree coverage,…

Sager Mosaics, The Ruins Project

Sager Mosaics and The Ruins Project

Tuesday, March 9, 2021 9:00 AM by Louise Henry

What comes to mind when you think of mosaics? Roman villas? Mosaic kits from Michael’s craft store? Or those mosaic tiles for the kitchen? Well, prepare yourself for the full spectrum of color in the form of Sager Mosaics. Meet Rachel Sager, the founder, mosaicist, artist, and blogger extraordinaire of Sager Mosaics. She’s about as…

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…

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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…

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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…

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…

Animal Crossing in the Laurel Highlands

Animal Crossing in the Laurel Highlands

Friday, March 20, 2020 2:00 PM by Allyson Null

If you're a 90s baby or a video game lover, you're probably at least familiar with the game Animal Crossing. You know, the one where you (the only human) walk around a village filled with animal neighbors. Even the mayor is a tortoise. Well, if you didn't already know, the newest Animal Crossing game, New Horizons, is out now on…

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