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A Celebration of Tourism: LHVB Annual Dinner 2017

Posted on October 26, 2017 1:00 PM by Allyson Null

We celebrated tourism and partnerships in the Laurel Highlands at The Barn at Ligonier Valley on Oct. 25. If you haven't been to The Barn, it is absolutely gorgeous and it was decorated perfectly for the occasion. Thanks to Ridgeview Acres Farm for the lovely fall-themed floral centerpieces! There was a silent auction with more than 30 baskets…

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Labor Day Weekend in the Laurel Highlands

Posted on August 31, 2017 11:00 AM by Allyson Null

There's always a bunch of fun-filled events during the weekends in the Laurel Highlands, and Labor Day weekend is no exception! Just a few events happening this weekend are featured below, but you can find more here ! Blue Hole Bike Tour Forbes State Forest Friday, Sept. 1, from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Kick off your Labor Day weekend by taking…

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The Pittsburgh Steelers return to the Laurel Highlands July 28 for Steelers Training Camp at Saint Vincent College for the 52nd straight year! As someone who has attended camp as a guest and a member of the media, I've put together some tips to help you meet the players, avoid the crowds, and stay cool as you enjoy watching the Black and Gold.…

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Celebrating the Wright Way

Posted on May 25, 2017 2:00 PM by Cassandra Rupert

Farm-to-Table dinners and speakers highlight Frank Lloyd Wright's 150 th at Kentuck Knob In honor of Frank Lloyd Wright’s 150th birthday, Kentuck Knob is partnering with Nemacolin Woodlands Resort , Eighty Acres Kitchen & Bar, the Duquesne Club, and Jamison Farm to offer visitors an exciting and exceptional experience combining an…

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Farmers' Market Shopping Tips

Posted on May 17, 2017 12:00 PM by Cassandra Rupert

Spring is here and that means farmers' markets are opening across the Laurel Highlands. Shop local and get the freshest produce. But before you go, know how to shop like an expert and be prepared for your farmers' market shopping trip. Go early to get the best selection of produce. But not too early or you’ll miss out on samples…

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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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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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Laurel Highlands Fall Festivals Checklist

Posted on September 8, 2016 1:00 PM by Laurel Highlands

There’s something for everyone every single weekend in September and October in the Laurel Highlands. Some of these exciting events are ongoing or continue for multiple weekends, giving you plenty of opportunities to check out as many events as possible. No matter when you come, there’s a wonderful way to enjoy the fall foliage 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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