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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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Laurel Highlands Monthly Highlights - December

Posted on December 2, 2016 11:00 AM by Laurel Highlands

CHECK OUT WHAT WE’RE LOVING THIS MONTH! Check things off of your holiday shopping list, find great places to eat, and more this month! Find the best places to enjoy the holiday cheer or a wonderful place to get some comfort food as the cold weather rolls in. Get excited for the opening of the fourth ski resort in the Laurel Highlands! Things…

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Small Business Saturday Deals

Posted on November 21, 2016 5:00 PM by Laurel Highlands

Shop local in the Laurel Highlands in honor of Small Business Saturday! Get started on your holiday shopping at these local shops , family run business, and artisan markets. Save big with great deals while you support the local community. When you're done shopping small, enjoy some grub at these local restaurants and try some local craft beers…

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The holiday season is almost here, and all across the Laurel Highlands things are lighting up with holiday cheer. Looking to start a new tradition with your family this Thanksgiving? Let these culinary experts prepare the feast for you, and gather the family for a meal without the stress. Be sure to check out all of the other holiday happenings and…

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Presidential Places in the Laurel Highlands

Posted on November 7, 2016 3:00 PM by Laurel Highlands

Perhaps you’ve had enough of modern day politics and the current election, too. So, in honor of Election 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.…

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CHECK OUT WHAT WE’RE LOVING THIS MONTH! Get a jump start on your holiday shopping, find great places to eat, and more this month! Hunting season is here! Keep those marksmanship skills sharp and find great services that all hunters will appreciate. Things to Do Shooting Activities Perfect your aim, and let off some steam at A & S Indoor…

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Seven Wonders of the Laurel Highlands

Posted on October 26, 2016 12:00 PM by Cassandra Rupert

The varying terrain of the Laurel Highlands creates an incredible array of natural and man-made wonders throughout the region, from the expansive overlooks along the ridgeline and the highest point in Pennsylvania to pristine waterfalls and preserved natural landscapes. These were our picks, in no particular order: Cucumber Falls, Ohiopyle State…

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From unusual names to unique flavors, these craft breweries are tapping into some delicious creativity. Hop to it, and try the flavors that speak to you. This beer list is just a taste of all the crafts these brew masters have created. Visit all four of these fantastic breweries in the region: Bloom Brew , Four Seasons Brewing Company , Rivertowne…

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