Old World Meets New 

Monday, December 15, 2014 9:47:24 AM
December is here and the lights are up at our home. It certainly puts me in the spirit of things despite the hectic alter-ego of the season. Hanukkah would not be the same without the Menorah and the Christmas Tree makes Christmas a little more special for young and old. Holiday music, games,... read more
 

2014 Winners of the Get on the Trail! Entrepreneurial Contest 

Wednesday, December 10, 2014 2:46:59 PM
On December 3, 2014 three winners were announced for the ‘Get on the Trail!’ Entrepreneurial Contest for Business Development and Expansion. The contest was eligible for new and expanding businesses along the Erie to Pittsburgh Trail segment. This year’s competition had a total of ... read more
 

The Big Savage Tunnel is Closed for the Winter but the Great Allegheny Passage isn't!  

Friday, December 05, 2014 3:13:27 PM
The Big Savage Tunnel is Closed for the Winter but the Great Allegheny Passage isn’t Just because the Big Savage Tunnel is closed until April doesn’t mean that you can’t use the Great Allegheny Passage (GAP) trail during the winter months. There are still lots of things to do in ... read more
 

Laurel Highlands Interactive Marketing Summit 

Monday, November 17, 2014 10:15:12 AM
On November 7, 2014 the Laurel Highland Visitors Bureau held the 4th annual Interactive Marketing Summit at the Fred Rogers Center at Saint Vincent College. This summit was attended by many businesses and organizations throughout the Laurel Highlands region. Throughout the event the Laurel Highland ... read more
 

Erie to Pittsburgh Fall Trail Town Summit 

Wednesday, November 12, 2014 9:58:42 AM
On November 5, 2014, the Trail Town Program held its first annual Fall Summit in Oil City, PA at the Days Inn Oil City Conference Center. Over 45 members from various communities and businesses along the Erie to Pittsburgh Trail System attended the conference, including, Titusville, Oil City,... read more
 

Pedal Power Trip 

Monday, November 10, 2014 9:31:47 AM
In the dead of night, I sometimes awake to the muted sound of a train whistle. Strangely, there are no active rail lines in ear shot of our little trail town. While I am sure there is a logical explanation, it is not lost on me that a once-prosperous railway did run through town. In fact, its path... read more
 

Summary of GAP Trail Town Fall Summit 

Monday, November 03, 2014 10:03:40 AM
On October 27th, the Trail Town Program held its annual Fall summit at the Fairfield Inn and Suites in Cumberland, Maryland. Just over forty business owners, community members, and volunteers from several of the Trail Towns came to the summit. After the introductions Courtney Mahronich, one of the... read more
 

Braddock Middle School Students Cleanup Canal Place 

Thursday, October 30, 2014 8:50:20 AM
Canal Place and Riverside Park received a facelift on Thursday, October 23 at the hands of eighth grade students from Braddock Middle School. The students planted 36 trees along the trestle walk and canal basin under the supervision of Paul Erickson, Natural Resource Specialist for City of... read more
 

Day Four: Biking the GAP "Final Destination" 

Thursday, October 23, 2014 8:53:13 AM
Day Four: Final Destination- Cumberland, MD We woke up early the next morning determined to be in Cumberland to get ice cream before our shuttle would pick us up at three pm. There was such a dense fog that you couldn’t see the river as we crossed the bridge to get back on the trail. The fog ... read more
 

Day Three: Biking the GAP 

Wednesday, October 22, 2014 12:11:07 PM
Day three: I managed to dry out by the morning, where the sun was shining once again. We packed up and biked into the town of Ohiopyle. We stopped by the Ohiopyle Bakery and Sandwich Shoppe for breakfast. Although everything looked delicious, I went with their famous oreo crème brownie.... read more
 
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