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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…

Mister Rogers' Neighborhood's 50th Anniversary Blog

Welcome to Latrobe, the hometown neighborhood of Fred Rogers! On your way from stop one to stop two, be on the lookout for a familiar saying: "It's a Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood." Fred Rogers Statue in James H. Rogers Park photo provided by Saint Vincent College Take a walk around downtown Latrobe, Fred's hometown, and…

Fort Necessity National Battlefield

George Washington Was Here: A Walk Through History

Thursday, February 11, 2021 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…

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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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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.…

Somerset Fireworks

Put on your red, white and blue, get outdoors and celebrate the 4th of July in the Laurel Highlands with your friends and family! Grab your blanket, set up a chair and check out the best places to see Independence Day fireworks in Westmoreland, Fayette and Somerset counties in 2020. Fireworks Over Fayette - June 27 Our Fourth of July celebrations…

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Light Peeping in the Laurel Highlands

Friday, December 13, 2019 12:00 PM by Stacey Magda

A 2-Day, 2-Night Trip During this time of year, the night comes alive with dazzling lights and cheer spreads far and wide! Enjoy a different kind of peeping tour with holiday light peeping among warm candles glowing at historic sites, stunning light extravaganzas at famed resorts, mountains covered with snow and magical colors, dancing displays…

Overly's

It’s the most wonderful time of the year for festivals in the Laurel Highlands! These magical events will bring Christmas joy to your entire family and create lifelong memories. Take a sleigh ride, sip some hot cocoa and get ready for Santa to come to town! Overly's Country Christmas Daily until Dec. 30 Create lifelong memories at…

Ohiopyle State Park

Where to Take Your Out-of-Town Holiday Visitors

Friday, November 22, 2019 10:00 AM by Allyson Null

The holidays will be here before you know it, and so will your guests! If it is their first time visiting the Laurel Highlands, they are in for a treat. Or even if they've visited before, I'm sure they haven't seen it all! Plan a full itinerary for your special days together, filled with winter festivals, architectural masterpieces,…

Fred Rogers Center Puppets

Did you know that Latrobe is the hometown of Fred Rogers? The Laurel Highlands invites you to be their neighbor and explore the Fred Rogers Trail through the beautiful region. Special stops that celebrate the television personality's legacy include museums, art centers, statues, exhibits and an amusement park. On your way from stop one to stop…

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