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Author : Sheena Baker

Sheena Baker is the communications coordinator for the Somerset County Chamber of Commerce as well as a freelance motorsports journalist. A native of the Laurel Highlands, she serves on the board of directors for the Friends of Flight 93 National Memorial.


Antique Show marks 45th year Aug. 8

Posted on July 28, 2015 3:00 PM by Sheena Baker

For decades, thousands of visitors have flocked to Somerset County each August in search of unique collectibles and hidden treasures. This year proves to be no different as the 45 th Annual Somerset Antique Show , on tap for Saturday, Aug. 8 on the streets of Uptown Somerset, offers something for everyone. This popular event, open 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.…

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When it comes to celebrating our nation's birthday, several destinations come to mind as prime locations to dive into all that is the Independence Day holiday: Washington, D.C., Philadelphia, Boston, Gettysburg, national and state parks, and the list goes on. Locally, fireworks displays and attractions like Idlewild Park & SoakZone , the…

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Kayaking Tips For Beginners

Posted on May 18, 2015 11:00 AM by Sheena Baker

Last Memorial Day, I took part in a learn-to-kayak program at Laurel Hill State Park near Somerset. I'd wanted to learn how to flatwater kayak for some time, but without a kayak of my own and without knowing anything about kayaking, getting out on the water seemed like an unachievable goal. But thanks to the free Memorial Day lesson, which…

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The Mud on the Mountain events at Seven Springs Mountain Resort have become a popular way for athletes and non-athletes alike to challenge themselves by battling through tough terrain and obstacles while getting "down and dirty" in the Laurel Highlands. Earlier this month, just a few short miles down the road (or down the mountain) from…

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