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Author : Allyson Null

Marketing Communications Coordinator at LHVB. Recreational reader, animal lover and binge-watcher of Netflix. Follow me: @allyson_LHVB


Reasons to Visit the Laurel Highlands in 2018

Posted on March 16, 2018 5:00 PM by Allyson Null

From remarkable historic sites, amazing views and unique things to do, the Laurel Highlands is an ideal place to get away, enjoy the great outdoors and find your adventure. 2018 is a great year to visit the Laurel Highlands, with brand new places to stay, events to participate in and attractions to see. And if you think you've seen all there…

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Maple Madness: Sweeten Your Spring

Posted on March 8, 2018 1:00 PM by Allyson Null

March is the sweetest month in the Laurel Highlands. Our region, specifically Somerset County, takes great pride in the tradition of tapping maple trees and producing maple syrup and other goodies. Satisfy your sweet tooth and be sure to stop at these maple-themed locations. One may say, you can never get enough maple! Attend Maple-Themed Events…

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How Sweet It Is! A Maple Syrup Tour

Posted on March 6, 2018 11:00 AM by Allyson Null

A 1-Night, 2-Day Trip Is it the thaw of snow, or the peaks of spring flower bulbs that excite us about spring? In the Laurel Highlands, it's the maple syrup that makes this season so sweet! Embark on this immersive and tasty journey that includes delicious stops, maple demonstrations, fun festivals , historic camps and unique local traditions.…

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Summer Camp Preview

Posted on March 1, 2018 11:00 AM by Allyson Null

You may be thinking spring, but summer is right around the corner. It is the perfect time to sign up for summer camp ! Regardless of which summer camp you choose, your kid(s) are guaranteed to meet lifelong friends, learn valuable lessons and make lasting memories. Challenge Program at Saint Vincent College The Challenge Program at Saint Vincent…

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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 Rogers' 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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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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