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Meet area business leaders, learn about special events and discover the best tourism spots in the Laurel Highlands, a 3,000 square mile destination in southwest PA full of beautiful landscapes, outdoor adventure and historical and cultural locations that welcomes millions of visitors each year.

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Meet area business leaders, learn about special events and discover the best tourism spots in the Laurel Highlands, a 3,000 square mile destination in southwest PA full of beautiful landscapes, outdoor adventure and historical and cultural locations that welcomes millions of visitors each year.

    Living in a Historic Moment: Covid-19 Digital Archive

    Living in a Historic Moment: Covid-19 Digital Archive

    Local historians and Saint Vincent College professors have come together to create Pandemic 2020 to archive all of the ways Covid-19 has impacted our region.

    Pam Curtin, Education Coordinator at the Westmoreland Historical Society and Historic Hanna's Town, joins us to talk about her work and how you can contribute to the Pandemic 2020 archive. Then, Lauren Churilla, Curator/Director of the Foster and Muriel McCarl Coverlet Gallery, shares her online exhibit Technological Textiles.

    • 29 min
    Outdoor Relaxation: Camp and Bike the Laurel Highlands

    Outdoor Relaxation: Camp and Bike the Laurel Highlands

    Benner's Meadow Run joins the show to discuss how they're doing curbside check-ins to maximize social distancing and incorporating new fun activities. Then, the Great Allegheny Passage explains why their bike trail is such a great trip for any activity level, with something new to see at every stop from waterfalls and natural wonders to maple products and local brew.

    • 28 min
    Preserving Westmoreland County History Through Film

    Preserving Westmoreland County History Through Film

    Special guest David Safin, Assistant Professor of Communication at Saint Vincent College, joins interim host Jared Bundy to discuss how films can be used to tell stories and record the histories of people and places.

    Then, we go in-depth on Safin's films that preserve important moments in Westmoreland County's history, including the Saint Vincent Fire, Fred Rogers commencement address and the life of Saint Vincent Theatre founder Fr. Tom Devereux.

    • 29 min
    Coming Together in Challenging Times

    Coming Together in Challenging Times

    The travel and tourism industry may be in a tough spot, but these challenges have inspired our region to come together in new and exciting ways!

    Inspired delivery options, growlers to go and online tours are just a few ways Laurel Highlands businesses are continuing to operate, while others give back through donating meals and making hand sanitizer.

    This month's episode is sponsored by Camp Christian and LHTC Media.

    • 28 min
    Heritage History: Hallmarks of Westmoreland County

    Heritage History: Hallmarks of Westmoreland County

    With people indoors, it's time for a refresher course on Westmoreland County history with your professor, Jessica Petrovich!

    Learn more about Historic Hanna's Town, distilling at West Overton, the origins of Overly's Country Christmas and the inspiring story of Seton Hill's Sisters of Charity.

    • 29 min
    Maple Madness: Sweeten Your Spring

    Maple Madness: Sweeten Your Spring

    Highlands Happenings heads to Maple City, USA (aka Meyersdale, PA) to discuss the 73rd annual Pennsylvania Maple Festival and Meyersdale Area Merchants' Association. 

    We learn how to take part in spotza demonstration, crown a maple queen and grab some delicious goodies like maple bacon chili and maple coffee.

    Big thanks to our sponsors Walk a Mile in Her Shoes and LHTC Media for making our show possible!

    • 28 min

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