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"Something very strange has been going on along the Chestnut Ridge for many, many years," says Stan Gordon, UFO investigator, at the beginning of Invasion on Chestnut Ridge, the fifth documentary from Small Town Monsters . In the film, director Seth Breedlove uses firsthand accounts to explore the history of alien encounters, Bigfoot…

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Flight 93 - Sixteenth Remembrance

Posted on September 5, 2017 12:00 PM by Allyson Null

Almost 16 years ago, Sept. 11, 2001 became a date that every American will never forget. Nineteen terrorists boarded four commercial airplanes, which they used to attack our county. More than 3,000 people were killed in the plane that crashed into the World Trade Center in New York City, the Pentagon near Washington and United Airlines Flight 93 in…

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All Things Arnold Palmer

Posted on July 18, 2017 1:00 PM by Cassandra Rupert

Always revered as generous, kind, Arnold Palmer never forgot his hometown, Latrobe, Pennsylvania. He left his mark in many ways on his hometown and the surrounding area. Explore all things Arnold Palmer throughout the Laurel Highlands. After winning the 1960 U.S. Open at Cherry Hills, Arnold Palmer and his business associates were brainstorming…

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Laurel Highlands 4th of July Fireworks

Posted on June 28, 2017 9:00 AM by Cassandra Rupert

Celebrate Independence Day in the Laurel Highlands with fireworks, activities, BBQ, live entertainment, and more! Stone House Party on the Lawn Live music, cold beer, great BBQ, and more! Stone House is partying all day long Sunday July 2, with a Stone House fireworks display at dusk. The party starts at 11 a.m. Seven Springs Independence Day…

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We’re sharing our love of the Laurel Highlands in honor of National Tourism Week. As travel professionals and locals, we get to hunt down those hidden gems, explore the area, and have so many exciting experiences. The awesome LHVB staff shared some of their favorite spots in the region, and believe me it wasn’t easy to pick: some…

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Explore the Laurel Highlands with this 3 day trip, perfect for the whole family. Get a glimpse of what Fayette, Somerset, and Westmoreland Counties have to offer. Day 1: Enjoy the #1 kids park in the world, Idlewild and SoakZone . Your ticket to family fun, Idlewild features dozens of rides and waterslides. Have dinner in Latrobe , and swing by…

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In honor of National Tourism Week, I decided to put my colleagues on the spot with the question: “What’s your favorite experience working in the tourism industry?” Now, in all fairness, I know we have the pleasure of working in such an exciting industry, and there are so many fun things we get to do; so, this question is an…

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In honor of International Women’s Day, we would like to take a look back and honor two of recipients of the Laurel Highlands Tourism Trailblazer of the Year – Olga Herbert and Gabi Nastuck! These ladies are just two of many, many women in our region who function outside of the box, never hesitating to try something new or venture into…

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Find a place or experience that's like no other in the PA Laurel Highlands! Discover unusual places, from one-of-a-kind overnight accommodations and exceptional experiences to unique and nostalgic stores. Get off the beaten path, or visit extraordinary, world-renowned destinations. The Laurel Highlands is home to a vast landscape with varying…

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We Are on the Verge of Reviving a Fourth Ski Destination in Pennsylvania’s Laurel Highlands! Skiers, rejoice! The long-awaited revival of Laurel Mountain ski area is happening. That’s right. Construction is underway (and ahead of schedule) for a 2016-2017 re-opening after more than 10 years of dormancy thanks to the dedication of…

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