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Butler County Enjoys the Best of Both Worlds

Butler County Enjoys the Best of Both Worlds

If there is a “sweet spot” in Western Pennsylvania, it may be Butler County. Located only 25 miles north of Pittsburgh, Butler County is close enough to enjoy all the attractions and amenities that the city offers, but is far enough away to retain the charm of small-town America and the peacefulness of rural life. Butler County was founded in 1800 and named for General

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Pittsburgh Theatre Companies

Pittsburgh Theatre Companies

  Pittsburgh has a vibrant theatrical scene. While the big production companies often spring to mind first, there are many smaller theatrical companies in the area that stage first-class productions. Some are affiliated with their own theaters, while most take their show on the road and appear at different venues. Below are some noteworthy theatre companies in our area that help to make our area

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The Best of Beaver County

The Best of Beaver County

Pittsburgh isn’t the only place located on a river that’s burnishing its image. We’ve all heard the accolades that keep coming in for Pittsburgh, but just down the Ohio River from Pittsburgh is Beaver County. And this county is booming and is poised to become an even bigger player in region. From literary festivals to recreation to a resurgent economy, this neighboring county to the

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Lake Erie Get Away

Lake Erie Get Away

The Lodge at Geneva-on-the-Lake Prior to booking our stay at The Lodge at Geneva-on-the-Lake, I hadn’t known anyone who had stayed there, but the photos on their website looked beautiful. Because it was booked solid for Saturday night, we chose to stay Thursday and Friday night, August 25 and 26, which saved some money. According to Daisy Hall, Marketing Manager for the lodge, visitors from

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Beer Museum on Tap for Pittsburgh

Beer Museum on Tap for Pittsburgh

“Beer spans 10,000 years of human history and culture, and our intention is to tell that story in such a way so that you have fun while learning it,” said Matthew Sherwin, Director of Business Development for National Beer Museum Development Group, LLC, the entity working to bring Brew: The Museum of Beer to Pittsburgh. A Bright Idea Approximately three years ago, Joe McAllister, Principal

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Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Make No Mistake, It’s a Great Time in Ohio on the Lake Looking for a great getaway? The Cleveland area and Lake Erie is a delightful destination. I know, the thought of a Pittsburgher heading there for anything other than a Steelers game may seem outrageous, but on August 25, 2016, my husband and I headed across the state line for a Getaway Weekend to

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Popular Pittsburgh’s Guide to Pumpkin Patches, Corn Mazes, and Fall Festivities

Popular Pittsburgh's Guide to Pumpkin Patches, Corn Mazes, and Fall Festivities

When the air becomes chilly and the leaves begin to turn, everyone knows it’s pumpkin time in Pittsburgh! While you were having fun during the summer, farmers in the area were tending to their patches to ensure a plentiful crop of pumpkins for you to enjoy this harvest season. Whether you head east, west, north, or south of Pittsburgh, you will find a farm eager

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Loving the Laurel Highlands

Loving the Laurel Highlands

Loving the Laurel Highlands There’s something invigorating about heading to Steelers training camp in Latrobe and watching the players work out in the shadow of the majestic Laurel Highlands. But if your experience of this area, which neighbors Pittsburgh, is only what you’ve seen at camp, then you are missing out on some spectacular beauty, awesome historic sites, and amazing attractions. The Laurel Highlands, the

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Off the Beaten Path – Little Bits of Paradise in Pittsburgh

Off the Beaten Path - Little Bits of Paradise in Pittsburgh

When you think of gardens in Pittsburgh, Phipps Conservatory & Botanical Garden in Oakland, the Biblical Botanical Garden at Rodef Sholem Synagogue, and the Pittsburgh Botanic Garden near Settler’s Cabin Park immediately spring to mind. But there are other lesser-known gardens and arboretums in the area that are no shrinking violets when it comes to natural beauty. The Arboretum at Penn State In the mood for

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A Christmas List Worth Checking Twice

A Christmas List Worth Checking Twice

When the holiday season begins to approach, many people begin to make lists – shopping lists, Christmas card lists, etc.  But what about a list detailing things to do to make it your best holiday season ever?  What would you put on that kind of list? At the top of our own list is getting into the proper frame of mind by taking time to reflect

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