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
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
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
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