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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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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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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The Best Autumn Family Activities

The Best 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 painting can’t get

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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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The Best of Laurel Highlands

The Best of Laurel Highlands

If you and your family are on the hunt for a fun, new adventure, Laurel Highlands is the prime spot to check out. Filled with natural beauty, incredible historic sites, and one-of-a-kind attractions, this 300 square mile area of the Allegheny Mountain Range is a part of Pennsylvania you will not want to miss out on!  Before traveling be sure to read up on some

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Randyland

Randyland

An adage advises to “bloom where you are planted.” In the case of Randy Gilson, he not only bloomed but also painted, created, and transformed a drab, depressing neighborhood on Pittsburgh’s North Side into a whimsical wonderland known as Randyland. A little over 30 years ago, Gilson, 59, rented an apartment in the Mexican War Streets on the North Side. Gilson, who is a waiter,

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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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The Best Spring Family Activities

The Best 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 also improve

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The Best Winter Family Activities

The Best Winter Family Activities

Visit a Museum Everything old is new again when you visit a museum, especially for the youngsters in your family. OK, so you’ve been to them a gazillion times, but this time, see it through the eyes of a child. There’s so many museums in the area, we’re sure you’ll learn something at one of them. Play Board Games Have a good old-fashioned Family Game

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