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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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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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Steelers Training Camp Kicks Off!

Posted on July 28, 2016 10:00 AM by Laurel Highlands

It’s that time of year again! The Steelers are headed to the Laurel Highlands for training camp at Saint Vincent College ! Beginning their 51st year of training camp at Saint Vincent College, the Steelers arrive today! The first open practice of the season is tomorrow night, and you don’t want to miss it. Since 1966, Steelers Nation…

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#NeverForget #Honor93 #PlantaTree2016

Posted on May 13, 2016 3:00 PM by Anna Weltz

On a rainy Friday morning, more than 500 volunteers from all over the United States gathered at the Flight 93 National Memorial to get their hands dirty and plant seedlings during a volunteer event, Plant a Tree at Flight 93. Four team members from the Laurel Highlands Visitors Bureau were among the crowd, eager to hike through the mud and fog into…

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Tap The Sweetest of Seasons This Spring

Posted on March 10, 2016 10:00 AM by Sheena Baker

Springtime is the sweetest time of year to be in the Laurel Highlands, especially in Somerset County. When the conditions are just right – when daily temperatures rise above freezing but nights are still cold – maple tree sap begins to flow, signifying the start of the maple sugaring season. According to the National Agricultural…

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Festival Brings Magic to Streets of Somerset

Posted on January 11, 2016 12:00 PM by Sheena Baker

Since 1995, dazzling, intricate ice sculptures of all sizes have drawn thousands of visitors to the streets of Uptown Somerset each January. Now in its 21st year, the annual Somerset Fire & Ice Festival has grown to offer more than just frozen works of art. Hosted each Martin Luther King Jr. Weekend by Somerset Inc. , the event features…

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2016 Laurel Highlands Bucket List

Posted on January 6, 2016 2:00 PM by Laurel Highlands

The New Year is just kicking off, and we have some great ideas to make this year one to remember. Check out our 2016 Bucket List, and add these experiences to your to-do list this year. Whether you’re a thrill seeker or justlooking for something new, we’ve got you covered. Winter Dogsled: If you've ever wanted to lead a team of…

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Spook-tacular October

Posted on October 13, 2015 9:00 AM by Laurel Highlands

We’re loving the fall weather and getting excited for all of the spooky October attractions. There’s something for all ages and scare levels. Head out with the family to pick pumpkins and appreciate the fall weather, or prepare yourself for the terror that awaits you at one of our haunted attractions. Take a peek at our Haunted…

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Looking Forward to Fort Ligonier Days

Posted on October 1, 2015 9:00 AM by Cassandra Rupert

I personally look forward to Fort Ligonier Days every year, months before October. Attending this particular festival is a tradition that I hold near and dear. On any other normal day of the year, Ligonier is charming all on its own, but this small town pulls out all the stops for this weekend each and every year and is buzzing with activity.…

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