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
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