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The Best of Westmoreland County

The Best of Westmoreland County

  Westmoreland County is where it’s at if you like natural, beautiful surroundings, affordable housing and taxes, numerous parks and opportunities for recreation, and history. Located to the east of Allegheny County, Westmoreland County combines the best of both worlds–rural life and the amenities of metropolitan areas. Below are some of the things Westmoreland County has going for it. Arnold Palmer Regional Airport With plentiful

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Gone Fishin’

Gone Fishin'

Excluding salt-water fishing, you’d be hard pressed to find a better place in the country than the Pittsburgh area to be an angler. We have lakes–great and small–rivers, streams, creeks, and ponds scattered throughout the area where you can try your skill at snagging a prize catch. Many of these spots also offer ice fishing in the winter. Below are some of the places you

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How to Choose the Best Summer Camp

How to Choose the Best Summer Camp

Many factors go into choosing a summer camp. The best place to start is with your child. If you want your him or her to be the proverbial “happy camper,” then the selection of a camp should be a joint decision made by you and your child. Fortunately, there are many more options than in days gone by when you simply sent your child to

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It’s the Holiday Season – Let the Fun Begin!

It's the Holiday Season - Let the Fun Begin!

Last year, I hope you asked Santa to bring you some extra free time because you will need it this holiday season if you are going to squeeze in all the fun events scheduled in and around Pittsburgh. The following is a list of some of those things that will help to make your days merry and bright. Light-Up Night No one kicks off the

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Ten “Must Do” Autumn Family Activities

Ten "Must Do" Autumn Family Activities

Nature Walks – It is said that angels whisper to you when you go for a walk. Nature walks are a divine way to bring the family together. Geocaching – When you combine hidden treasure with technology, exercise, and a sense of adventure, you know you’ve got a winning family activity. Pumpkin Carving or Painting – Everyone loves a hands-on experience, and pumpkin carving or

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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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Ten Birds You Might See in Pittsburgh

Ten Birds You Might See in Pittsburgh

Many birds fly in the sky over Pittsburgh!   One indicator of an environment’s health is a vibrant avian population. With the abundance of wooded areas in and around Pittsburgh, it’s no wonder that according to Birding.com there were 397 species seen in Pennsylvania, making Western Pennsylvania a great place to spot our feathered friends. Most of the time, we go about our lives paying little

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Pittsburgh-The Birthplace of Mixed Martial Arts Matches

Pittsburgh-The Birthplace of Mixed Martial Arts Matches

Pittsburgh-The Birthplace of Mixed Martial Arts Matches Since ancient times, men have been debating and fighting over who is the toughest guy around. In 1979, that age-old question was posed by two Pittsburgh-area men, Frank Caliguri and Bill Viola. Both men were accomplished martial artists and began pondering: Who would win in a match between Muhammad Ali, Bruce Lee, or Bruno Sammartino? That hypothetical question

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Ten “Must Do” Spring Family Activities

Ten "Must Do" Spring Family Activities

Taste Real Maple Syrup – After enjoying real maple syrup, you may not be willing to go back to the store-bought stuff. Better yet, attend a maple sugaring event and learn that maple syrup doesn’t come from a glass bottle, but a tree. Plant an Indoor Herb Garden – A little investment in the spring could pay off well into the fall. Your cooking will

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Guide to Area Summer Camps in Pittsburgh

Guide to Area Summer Camps in Pittsburgh

With warm weather, school out of session, and less responsibilities, who doesn’t love summer?  If truth be told, sometimes all that freedom can lead to that dreaded lament of children, “I’m bored.” There’s no need to be bored with all the wonderful summer camps in our area to choose from-everything from arts camps to zoo camps.  The following is a list of camps to enrich

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