Wednesday, April 22, 2015 1:42:03 PM
Happy Earth Day!!
Switching to renewable energy may seem like a challenge. Putting up wind turbines or solar panels may not be ideal for your location or for your wallet. Did you know there are other ways to get your electric from renewable energy?
All Pennsylvania residents have the right to... read more
Wednesday, April 15, 2015 2:48:26 PM
The Industrial Heartland Trails Coalition is a collective group of organization working to complete 1,600 miles of trails in Maryland, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia. This coalition has formed from the prior Power of 32 Initiative starting with 32 counties and expanding to 53.... read more
Tuesday, March 31, 2015 9:08:38 AM
Two respected 2013 polls (Gallop’s “State of the American Workplace” and American Express’ “The Life Twist Study”) found that 70% of workers in America and worldwide are unfulfilled and nearly half of Americans are expected to be self-employed by 2020. To say we... read more
Wednesday, February 18, 2015 3:42:11 PM
140 years ago, a 4 1/2 story grist mill was built in our town. It was one of the first of its kind in the United States. It majestically sat along Main Street and overlooked the placid Allegheny River. That is, it did so until Thursday night.
The Emlenton Mill was lucky to have lived a few lives... read more
Tuesday, February 10, 2015 3:37:52 PM
February has a lot going on but one of the most notable holidays that impacts many businesses, is Valentine’s Day. Bakeries, retail shops, and lodging really see the impact from the holiday. Listed below are some of the activities that are happening in Trail Towns across Western Pennsylvania... read more
Tuesday, February 03, 2015 11:15:19 AM
Today is the last day of my fellowship with the Trail Town Program and the Student Conservation Association. It is amazing to think how quickly the past ten months have flown and how much I’ve grown professionally and personally. Some of the goals we set initially at the... read more
Friday, January 30, 2015 11:56:00 AM
A fresh layer of powdery snow glistens on the evergreens that surround us. Their lower extremities form snowy tunnels and their higher branches reach toward the gray sky of dusk as a light snow cascades around us. My husband pulls our toddler in the sled along this snowy trail as we create new... read more
Wednesday, January 21, 2015 12:13:12 PM
It seems like every day the number of different types of handheld, mobile devices continues to grow. What was once a simple cellular telephone that connected people through texts and photos, has exploded into an entire marketplace of these mini-computers. So prevalent and ubiquitous are these... read more
Friday, January 09, 2015 10:51:35 AM
Trail Town Events to Look Forward to in 2015
Planning your trip on the Great Allegheny Passage for 2015? The Trail Towns and the Pittsburgh region are busy planning local events that are family-friendly and show up the local heritage. Now is a great time to plan your adventure on the GAP trail and ... read more
Thursday, January 08, 2015 10:23:18 AM
A discarded piece of glass or a shiny and treasured piece of jewelry?
An old scrap of fabric or a rare, vintage swath with which to reupholster?
A used can ready to be recycled or a shiny medium with which to up-cycle?
It’s all about perspective. As we welcome a new year, we... read more