Tuesday, July 21, 2015 12:31:17 PM
This year the Rails to Trails Conservancy hosted two sojourns in our region, each featuring a small section of the developing Sheepskin Trail. Each year, the sojourns brings hundreds of trail enthusiasts to ride the trails and learn about their local uniqueness and where they connect into the... read more
Wednesday, July 15, 2015 7:40:47 AM
Summer plans are in full swing across the northern hemisphere. To many of us here in America, that means long-awaited summer vacations, baseball games, and visits to local (or not-so-local) amusement parks.
In 1971 the cost of an adult ticket to Walt Disney World was $3.50 (or $20 by today’s ... read more
Monday, June 22, 2015 11:27:19 AM
Greensburg, PA – Trail season is in full swing across western Pennsylvania, and nearby communities are looking to connect with the growing number of trails users. The Progress Fund’s Trail Town Program® is working to maximize business opportunities in the Trail Town communities by... read more
Wednesday, June 17, 2015 11:12:49 AM
This June you will truly be able to travel off the grid in Western Maryland. The Savage River Lodge, a Trail Town Certified Network member, has been an ecotourism destination since 2011 and their commitment to sustainability has gone above and beyond.
Guest have the option to stay in sustainably... read more
Thursday, May 21, 2015 10:36:23 AM
Sleeping in a tent in the backyard with my kids always seems like a fun idea when thought of earlier in the day. By evening, I am usually kicking myself for announcing the idea to them. Yesterday was that day.
The tent was up. It now appeared ridiculously out of place in our small side yard of... read more
Monday, May 11, 2015 12:43:54 PM
For any of you living here in town or planning to visit, here is a self-sufficient kayak trip you can easily complete in under three hours (that’s start-to-finish with picking up the car from the put-in location). All you need: Kayak, Car, Bike. From the time I leave my house in town until... read more
Wednesday, April 29, 2015 1:47:35 PM
The Mon Wharf Switchback is a much anticipated and in demand project along the riverbank of the Monongahela River. The switchback would connect cyclist from Point State Park to the Great Allegheny Passage, the Smithfield Street Bridge, and the Eliza Furnace Trail. This switchback would allow... read more
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