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Summer Camp Preview

Thursday, March 1, 2018 2:00 PM by Allyson Null

You may be thinking spring, but summer is right around the corner. It is the perfect time to sign up for summer camp! Regardless of which summer camp you choose, your kid(s) are guaranteed to meet lifelong friends, learn valuable lessons and make lasting memories. Challenge Program at Saint Vincent College The Challenge Program at Saint Vincent…

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…

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.…

We’re sharing our love of the Laurel Highlands in honor of National Tourism Week. As travel professionals and locals, we get to hunt down those hidden gems, explore the area, and have so many exciting experiences. The awesome LHVB staff shared some of their favorite spots in the region, and believe me it wasn’t easy to pick: some…

Explore the Laurel Highlands with this 3 day trip, perfect for the whole family. Get a glimpse of what Fayette, Somerset, and Westmoreland Counties have to offer. Day 1: Enjoy the #1 kids park in the world, Idlewild and SoakZone. Your ticket to family fun, Idlewild features dozens of rides and waterslides. Have dinner in Latrobe, and swing by…

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…

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…

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…

Don't Let the Rain Get You Down

Monday, March 14, 2016 10:00 AM by Laurel Highlands

Your spring hike may have been ruined by the rain, but that doesn’t mean you have to head home! There are tons of great things to do in the Laurel Highlands, even when the weather doesn’t cooperate. The Laurel Highlands averages 146 days a year with precipitation, 160 sunny days, and 49 partly cloudy days, which varies across the…

A Family Ski Adventure

Monday, January 18, 2016 4:00 PM by Anna Weltz

Finally - a weekend without holiday madness! And what made this weekend even better? Fresh snow on the slopes of Hidden Valley Resort . We were well overdue for a family outing. SO much so that every.single.time a snowflake flew, our four-year-old daughter Emily would freak out and beg to go skiing. You see, Emily started skiing at age two. Some…

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