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Posts from August 2016

A Whitewater Rafting Extravaganza

Posted on August 24, 2016 1:00 PM by Cassandra Rupert

A Whitewater Rafting Extravaganza If whitewater rafting isn’t already on your bucket list, it should be. And if you haven’t crossed it off the list already, you should plan your trip to Ohiopyle to feel the thrill of the whitewater for yourself! If you are familiar with Ohiopyle, you’ve seen the outfitters scattered throughout…

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Happy Birthday, NPS: America's Best Idea

Posted on August 17, 2016 1:00 PM by Sheena Baker

What comes to mind when you think of national parks? Most people associate national parks with the sprawling landscapes and geographical wonders of the West – Yosemite, Yellowstone, the Grand Canyon – when in reality there are more than 400 national parks, battlefields, monuments, historic sites, lakeshores, scenic rivers, trails and…

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David Evans Strickler, of Tassel Pharmacy, invented sundaes at the pharmacy’s soda fountain. News of his banana-based sundae created in 1904 spread quickly and the recipe was published in 1907. He later purchased the pharmacy and named it after himself. In Wilmington, Ohio, a restaurant owner started making the treat in 1907. The town even…

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Water, Whiskey and Wine

Posted on August 5, 2016 3:00 PM by Allyson Null

A 2-Day, 1-Night Trip We invite you to float among the history, sip local whiskeys and dance among the grapes on this fun and immersive tour. Day One Float down the Youghiogheny River on a guided Historic Float Trip with Wilderness Voyageurs . Relax and eat dinner at Nino's Restaurant , a speakeasy-turned-delicious dining experience. Day Two…

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46th Annual Somerset Antique Show

Posted on August 4, 2016 1:00 PM by Sheena Baker

Are you looking for a great, old piece of furniture to complement your home? Have you been trying to find a classic, one-of-a-kind gift for a friend or loved one? Do you enjoy stumbling upon unique treasures and hidden gems? You’ll find all of that and more during the 46th Annual Somerset Antique Show Saturday, August 13 on the streets of…

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Laurel Highlands Monthly Highlights - August

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

CHECK OUT WHAT WE’RE LOVING THIS MONTH! Discover great ideas for your next trip to the Laurel Highlands! Step into history, find a place for family fun, and shop for fresh local produce. Things to Do Bushy Run Battlefield Watch as reenactors bring history to life at the 253rd Anniversary of the Battle of Bushy Run on August 6-7. Learn about…

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