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I Solemnly Swear I Was Up To No Good

Aug 11 2017

The week leading up to Potterfest I was blasting the musical score from the movies, brushing up on trivia and getting myself ready for the weekend festivities. There is something about Harry Potter that makes me happy and a little …

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Simply Bursting

Jul 18 2017

Lawrence County is literally bursting with fireworks this summer. So far I’ve watched fireworks at New Castle’s Italian Festival, Pearson Park 4th of July Celebration and Western PA Balloon Quest.  Those were just three opportunities for me to watch the …

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A DAZE You DO-NUT Want to Miss

Jun 29 2017

Donut Crawl? Tour de Donut? What’s that you ask – why it’s a fantastic, delicious and creative way to celebrate National Donut Day! And I was lucky enough to participate and join in on the delicious craziness. On Friday, June …

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National Travel and Tourism 2017

May 25 2017

National Travel and Tourism Week (NTTW) is the annual salute to travel and tourism in America and it just celebrated its 34th year on May 7-13. Tourism is a primary industry that works for America and the theme this year …

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Meet Paxton, The Honey Badger

Jun 02 2016

Living Treasures Moraine- Home to Rare Honey Badger! Living Treasures Wild Animal Park in New Castle, PA has unveiled their newest addition this weekend- a rare Honey Badger named Paxton. Living Treasures Moraine is proud to be one of only …

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Tourism Today: Find Your Focus in Lawrence County

Mar 30 2016

In today’s world, everything moves at the speed of light. It would seem that, thanks to technology, we are more connected to friends and family than we have ever been. But maybe we’ve lost something along the way. Have we …

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Tourism Today: Flat Larry Attends Union Memorial Elementary

Jan 28 2016

Larry Attends Union Memorial Elementary Lawrence County Tourist Promotion Agency (TPA) became involved with Flat Stanley several years ago as grandparents and other family members of students would bring him into our office to take photos and gather information on …

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Tourism Today: Recreation in Lawrence County

Dec 30 2015

Living in rural Western Pennsylvania, most of us see the beauty of the land in all directions. It is not uncommon for visitors/tourists to come to Lawrence County and partake in splendor of our area. In a column last month, …

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Tourism Today: Tourism Has Huge Impact on Community

Nov 04 2015

In the past few months visitors from Georgia, South and North Carolina, Mississippi, Maryland, and New York visited Lawrence County. During the same time, International visitors from France, Ireland, Scotland, Wales, England, Saudi Arabia, India, Italy, Germany, Australia, Canada, Israel, …

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Tourism Today: Historic North Hill

Jun 09 2015

A visit to Lawrence County is not complete without a drive through the North Hill, third largest historic district in Pennsylvania, where turn-of-the century Victorian mansions are found along Jefferson and Leasure Streets as well as Highland Avenue. Dedicated to …

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