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Annual Dinner

A Celebration of Tourism: LHVB Annual Dinner 2017

Thursday, 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…

Halloween Header

Besides Christmas, Halloween seems to be everybody's favorite holiday. Because what is better than making a costume, dressing up and getting a ton of candy? Whether you're into spooky haunted houses or not, there is somewhere in the Laurel Highlands for you to celebrate Halloween. This weekend is when most of the fun events are happening…

Sixteenth Remembrance

Flight 93 - Sixteenth Remembrance

Tuesday, 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…

Total Eclipse

On August 21, the moon will partially cover the sun and create a solar eclipse. While solar eclipses are rare and interesting, the best part about this eclipse is that if you watch the eclipse from the Laurel Highlands, you will be able to see ~80% coverage of the sun, almost the highest percentage in the state! In the Laurel Highlands, the…

Banana Split Celebration

Celebrating the Banana Split in its Birthplace

Wednesday, August 10, 2016 11:00 AM by Laurel Highlands

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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