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Six Restaurants with Fierce Talent

Posted on March 22, 2017 8:00 AM by Cassandra Rupert

Ridiculously good eats, carefully prepared creations, and fresh, modern menus full of flavor: that’s what these six restaurants have in common. These delectable eateries serve up dishes that reflect the best ingredients available for the season and menus consistently refreshed with new and exciting options, presenting some of the best…

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10 Ways to Blow Your Tax Return

Posted on March 15, 2017 8:00 AM by Cassandra Rupert

It’s that dreaded time of year again. You’ve been filling out your taxes, crunching numbers, collecting all of your receipts, squinting at screens, and figuring out deductibles. But if you’re like most taxpayers, you’ll get a nice chunk back this spring. Start planning how you’ll blow your tax return extravagantly…

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In honor of International Women’s Day, we would like to take a look back and honor two of recipients of the Laurel Highlands Tourism Trailblazer of the Year – Olga Herbert and Gabi Nastuck! These ladies are just two of many, many women in our region who function outside of the box, never hesitating to try something new or venture into…

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Chef Jeremy Critchfield of the Stone House Restaurant & Country Inn , a local legend and grill-master, has more than 25 years of experience in the industry. Chef is famous for his delicious menu and is constantly developing new recipes and ways to serve his delicious food to the masses. If you missed it, check out our recent blog interview with…

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Nothing beats good beer and BBQ, something Chef Jeremy Critchfield of The Stone House Restaurant and Country Inn understands and has mastered. A local legend and grill-master, Chef Critchfield, the Hunt Chef, has more than 25 years of experience in the industry, working at pizza shops, luxury resorts, and currently as head chef at the Stone House.…

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Presidential Places

Posted on February 20, 2017 9:00 AM by Cassandra Rupert

In honor of President's Day, step back to a simpler time with this round up of past presidents and their experiences in the region. Tour the Laurel Highlands to retrace the steps of a young George Washington before he became our nation’s first president. Rewind to President Eisenhower’s visit in 1958, or have a stately stay at…

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Making plans for the dreaded much anticipated and exciting Valentine’s Day is never easy. Luckily we’ve got you covered with this list of ideas to make planning a romantic Valentine’s Day with your special someone in the Laurel Highlands easier. Single and looking to survive the holiday with your best pals instead? There are…

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Festival Brings Oz to Somerset

Posted on January 6, 2017 8:00 AM by Sheena Baker

The sidewalks may not be made of yellow bricks, but there’ll be no place like Somerset during the 22 nd Annual Fire & Ice Festival January 13-15. Hosted annually by Somerset Inc. , the Fire & Ice Festival has drawn thousands of visitors to the streets of Uptown Somerset each Martin Luther King Jr. Weekend since the event’s…

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17 Things Not to Miss in 2017

Posted on January 4, 2017 5:00 PM by Cassandra Rupert

Make 2017 a year to remember in the Laurel Highlands with these bucket list destinations, events, and activities. Gear up for an adrenaline pumping adventure, get a taste of local flavors, explore a new place, or revisit a classic attraction. These Laurel Highlands essentials will keep you busy all year-round! 1. Kick off the New Year at Laurel…

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Where to Find the Holiday Spirit

Posted on December 5, 2016 12:00 PM by Laurel Highlands

The Laurel Highlands is packed with seasonal cheer that all ages can enjoy. From a family fun day to an exciting night out with friends, there’s plenty of holiday spirit to be found. Be sure to check out our full list of winter festivals and holiday events. On-Going Holiday Happenings Don’t have your Christmas tree yet? Make a new…

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