Around Back Cafe

It’s easy to get caught in a rut; going to all the same places, eating all the same things, and leaving in an unfulfilled, uninspired state. You scour the internet and look through the ads, but nothing is to be found! What can you do? Where do you turn? Never fret, disenchanted devotee! We did the searching, the combing, and have compiled a…

State Theatre Center For Arts

Two Great Shows, One Amazing Summer!

Friday, June 28, 2019 11:00 AM by Kristen Tunney

Summer at the State is a mixed professional and community summer theatre at the base of the Laurel Highlands in Uniontown. Featuring the talents of dozens of local actors along with a few guest artists from out-of-town, Summer at the State is a staple of the southwestern PA summer season. This year’s productions are Newsies and Mamma Mia and…

Fresh Finds: A Farmers' Market Guide

Summer is here and that means that farmers’ markets are open for business! There is something special about shopping local, buying the freshest ingredients possible and getting insider tips and advice from the growers and craftsmen at the market. In addition to getting deals on unique items, local farmers’ markets are also very…

AS Beer Flight

Barbecue and Brew Roundup

Friday, June 14, 2019 9:00 AM by Nicole Worsham

Welcome back, summer, our dear old friend. We’ve missed the warm weather, long days and, of course, the food! And what says summer more than barbecue and ‘brew? Nothing! In this article, we’ve rounded up some well-known and hole-in-the-wall places to satisfy your fair-weathered favorites! Big Black Grill If you’re…

Win Big with the 2019 Westmoreland Heritage Passport Contest Blog

Summer has arrived. The kids are home from school. The in-laws are in town for a visit. Your long-distance significant other is spending a weekend at your home. You’re trying to fill every minute with activity, but at some point, the ideas run dry. You sigh, and think with growing frustration, “There’s just nothing to do around…

Vines and Blooms Itinerary

Vines and Blooms

Monday, June 3, 2019 1:00 PM by Stacey Magda

A 3-Day, 2 Night Trip Take in the relaxation and wonder of garden settings while sipping wine, enjoying local entertainment, charming small towns and a world class resort, all while cruising along scenic byways as you make your way through the beautiful Laurel Highlands. Day One Explore the history and beauty of legacy gardens at West Overton…

Ohiopyle

Your Guide to Ohiopyle

Tuesday, May 28, 2019 11:00 AM by Allyson Null

Adventure enthusiasts and nature lovers, look no further than Ohiopyle State Park for your fresh air fix and adrenaline rush! As Pennsylvania’s largest state park, Ohiopyle offers 80 miles of trails, a variety of camping options, abundant waterfalls and rapids, 28 miles of the Great Allegheny Passage rail trail, and 14 miles of the…

Sheena Baker, Fallingwater, Mill Run

A Guide to Visiting Fallingwater

Wednesday, May 15, 2019 4:00 PM by Allyson Null

The Laurel Highlands region is home to four houses that were designed by architectural genius Frank Lloyd Wright. The most well-known house, Fallingwater, is a bucket list item for many and lives up to the hype. Fallingwater is inscribed as one of 24 UNESCO World Heritage sites in the U.S. and is listed along attractions including the Pyramids of…

Maple products lined up

A 2-Day, 1-Night Trip Mountains of fun await on this tasty, historical and educational tour! Sip and sample your way through the Laurel Highlands while learning about the local maple industry and the legacy of moonshiners. Day One Take in the fascinating stories of travel at the Compass Inn Museum, where groups can immerse themselves in the lore…

Mantyla at Polymath Park

Rebuilding it the Wright Way

Friday, May 3, 2019 4:00 PM by Anna Weltz

In his lifetime, America’s most prominent architect, Frank Lloyd Wright, designed more than 1,000 structures and oversaw the construction of 532 of them before his death in 1959. With achievements such as Fallingwater, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and Taliesen West, along with a legacy nearly unmatched decades later, it’s safe to…

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