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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…

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Mister Rogers' Neighborhood's 50th Anniversary

Posted on 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…

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#LoveInTheHighlands Highlights

Posted on February 12, 2018 4:00 PM by Allyson Null

You can definitely feel the love in the Laurel Highlands! If you didn't hear, we asked our followers to share their sappy Laurel Highlands love story on Instagram using #LoveInTheHighlands to be entered to win a romantic prize package. Over 12 days, love birds from across all three Laurel Highlands counties shared their photos and stories.…

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Plan a Vacation Day

Posted on January 29, 2018 3:00 PM by Allyson Null

If you're already dreaming of this year's vacation, start planning now! Plan a Vacation Day is January 30, so schedule your hard-earned vacation days and start preparing a trip to the Laurel Highlands. What are you waiting for? The Laurel Highlands is a must-visit destination. The tri-county region features the place of George…

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7 Things You Need to Know About Ice Fishing

Posted on January 25, 2018 11:00 AM by Jim Watson

Looking for something new to try outdoors this winter? How about ice fishing? It may sound cold, but ice fishing in the Laurel Highlands is actually a very energizing adventure. Below are some of the amazing things you need to know about ice fishing. Fishing gear You will need to put together your fishing gear before setting out in the cold ice.…

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With a winter season full of snow, adventurers have flocked to the Laurel Highlands for everything from skiing and snowtubing to sleigh rides and ice festivals. After a long day on the slopes, warm up in the taprooms of our craft breweries with these winter beers or mixing a cocktail from our local distilleries . Four Seasons The Winter Warmer ,…

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Traveling in winter is one of the best times to see the attractions of Laurel Highlands. The cold season turns the county into a winter wonderland with caps of snow blanketing the area brightening the panorama and giving it a serene look. Those with physical limitations might find it hard to go through extreme activities but there are less…

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If you made a New Year's resolution, and you've stuck with it this far, here is your guide to completing it in the Laurel Highlands. You can do it, have faith in yourself! If you haven't thought of one yet, consider this your inspiration. Eat Healthy We all know the hardest part of getting fit is eating healthy. But Laurel Highlands…

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Vacation Rentals for a Winter Getaway

Posted on January 9, 2018 1:00 PM by Allyson Null

You don't need a beach and sun to get away and enjoy a vacation! There are many vacation homes to rent for a few days in the Laurel Highlands, even during the blustery winter months. There are small cottages perfect for you and your loved one, a cozy cabin fit for a family weekend trip and cottages big enough for a family reunion!…

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10 Winter Activities for Non-Skiers

Posted on January 5, 2018 2:00 PM by Allyson Null

The cold weather and snow doesn't stop any of the fun in the Laurel Highlands. While winter sports are really popular in the region, skiing and snowboarding isn't for everybody. Check out these 10 activities to keep you busy and having fun this winter, without the skis and goggles. Attend a Winter Festival Events in the Laurel Highlands…

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