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Author: Cassandra Rupert

Marketing Communications Coordinator for the LHVB. Avid skier & hiker, aspiring writer & self-proclaimed wordsmith, book worm, & lover of travel. Follow me: @cassie_LHVB

Six Restaurants with Fierce Talent

Wednesday, March 22, 2017 8:00 AM by Cassandra Rupert

Ridiculously good eats, carefully prepared creations, and fresh, modern menus full of flavor: that’s what these six restaurants have in common. These delectable eateries serve up dishes that reflect the best ingredients available for the season and menus consistently refreshed with new and exciting options, presenting some of the best…

10 Ways to Blow Your Tax Return

Wednesday, March 15, 2017 8:00 AM by Cassandra Rupert

It’s that dreaded time of year again. You’ve been filling out your taxes, crunching numbers, collecting all of your receipts, squinting at screens, and figuring out deductibles. But if you’re like most taxpayers, you’ll get a nice chunk back this spring. Start planning how you’ll blow your tax return extravagantly…

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…

Chef Jeremy Critchfield of the Stone House Restaurant & Country Inn , a local legend and grill-master, has more than 25 years of experience in the industry. Chef is famous for his delicious menu and is constantly developing new recipes and ways to serve his delicious food to the masses. If you missed it, check out our recent blog interview with…

Nothing beats good beer and BBQ, something Chef Jeremy Critchfield of The Stone House Restaurant and Country Inn understands and has mastered. A local legend and grill-master, Chef Critchfield, the Hunt Chef, has more than 25 years of experience in the industry, working at pizza shops, luxury resorts, and currently as head chef at the Stone House.…

Presidential Places

Monday, February 20, 2017 9:00 AM by Cassandra Rupert

In honor of President's Day, step back to a simpler time with this round up of past presidents and their experiences in the region. Tour the Laurel Highlands to retrace the steps of a young George Washington before he became our nation’s first president. Rewind to President Eisenhower’s visit in 1958, or have a stately stay at…

17 Things Not to Miss in 2017

Wednesday, January 4, 2017 5:00 PM by Cassandra Rupert

Make 2017 a year to remember in the Laurel Highlands with these bucket list destinations, events, and activities. Gear up for an adrenaline pumping adventure, get a taste of local flavors, explore a new place, or revisit a classic attraction. These Laurel Highlands essentials will keep you busy all year-round! 1. Kick off the New Year at Laurel…

Seven Wonders of the Laurel Highlands

Wednesday, October 26, 2016 12:00 PM by Cassandra Rupert

The varying terrain of the Laurel Highlands creates an incredible array of natural and man-made wonders throughout the region, from the expansive overlooks along the ridgeline and the highest point in Pennsylvania to pristine waterfalls and preserved natural landscapes. These were our picks, in no particular order: Cucumber Falls, Ohiopyle State…

From unusual names to unique flavors, these craft breweries are tapping into some delicious creativity. Hop to it, and try the flavors that speak to you. This beer list is just a taste of all the crafts these brew masters have created. Visit all four of these fantastic breweries in the region: Bloom Brew , Four Seasons Brewing Company , Rivertowne…

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