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Laurel Highlands Happenings
29 minutes | Sep 20, 2022
Fall Heritage Events in Westmoreland County
It's fall y'all! Enjoy this episode of Heritage Happenings, featuring guests from the Mount Pleasant Glass & Ethnic Festival, the Compass Inn Museum & Ligonier Valley Historical Society, and Westmoreland Performing Arts. We thank Saint Vincent College for their sponsorship of this show!
29 minutes | Aug 25, 2022
Farewell Summer: Arts & Culture to Enjoy in Westmoreland County
In this month's episode, we get to hear all about the latest and greatest at Brandywine Conservancy's Penguin Court, Latrobe Art Center, and Greensburg Art Center. There is truly something for everyone as we say goodbye to summer and move into the school year. As always, Heritage Happenings is sponsored by Saint Vincent College. We thank them for their support!
29 minutes | Jul 19, 2022
Research & Residencies: Late Summer Fun in Westmoreland County
This month's episode of Heritage Happenings features the great duo of the Baltzer Meyer Historical Society and The Westmoreland Museum of American Art. Learn about Baltzer Meyer's upcoming Ancestry Days, plus their month-long FREE research special for the public. Hear from staff at The Westmoreland Museum about their Artist in Residency programs, plus late summer fun for the whole family! Thanks to our sponsor Saint Vincent College for making Heritage Happenings possible.
29 minutes | Jun 21, 2022
Milestone Celebrations in Westmoreland County
We're celebrating anniversaries and the return of Westmoreland County favorites in this month's episode. Learn about Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art: Ligonier Valley's 25th Anniversary celebration, the summer debut of the Westmoreland Arts and Heritage Festival, AND the return of Saint Vincent Summer Theatre! Thanks to our sponsor Saint Vincent College for making Heritage Happenings possible.
29 minutes | May 24, 2022
Summer of Fun in Westmoreland County
If you're looking for something to do this summer, you are in the correct place with Westmoreland County. Enjoy events from: Latrobe Art Center, including Mister Rogers Family Days in Downtown Latrobe; the Westmoreland Historical Society, featuring Frontier Court Days; and the Westmoreland Cultural Trust, especially the TGIS concerts on the lawn in front of the Greensburg Garden & Civic Center! Thanks to our sponsor Saint Vincent College for making Heritage Happenings possible.
30 minutes | Apr 18, 2022
Preserving History, Conserving, & Revitalizing
It takes a lot to keep a community vibrant. In this episode, we explore efforts going on throughout Westmoreland County including the tireless work of Westmoreland Conservancy, Baltzer Meyer Historical Society and The Latrobe Community Revitalization Program. Thanks to our sponsors, LHTC Broadband and Saint Vincent College, for making Heritage Happenings possible.
26 minutes | Apr 13, 2022
We Sip Local with Wandering Spirits
Buying liquor can be tough. There's so many options, prices vary wildly and if you don't like it, the bottle sits on your shelf forever. Luckily, Wandering Spirits is here to help! Sip and sample along with us as we try local moonshine, ciders, nonalcoholic drinks and much more at their friendly shop in Ligonier, PA. Thanks to our sponsors, Frank Lloyd Wright's Fallingwater and Living Treasures Wild Animal Park, for making this show possible. Please, drink responsibly.
28 minutes | Mar 22, 2022
Bubble Tea & Bearcats: Rachelle's 15650
A coffee shop run by college students?! This month, we welcome three young entrepreneurs to the show who attend Saint Vincent College and operate Rachelle's 15650 in Latrobe in their spare time. Learn more about this innovative coffee shop, the latest trends, what exactly a bubble tea is, and how this space is becoming the must-go location for SVC students.
23 minutes | Mar 8, 2022
Falling for Fallingwater
What better way to learn about Frank Lloyd Wright's masterpiece Fallingwater than visiting the site itself and speaking with someone who walks the grounds each day? Hear Bear Run flowing in the background as we chat with Ashley Andrykovitch, curator of education, about the house, the surrounding trails, her favorite times to visit and much more in this Fallingwater-focused episode. Thanks to our sponsors, Frank Lloyd Wright's Fallingwater and Living Treasures Wild Animal Park, for making this show possible.
30 minutes | Feb 22, 2022
Everything Irwin: Shopping, Events and the Arts
See how Irwin, PA, earns its nickname of "the biggest little town in Pennsylvania" is this event-packed episode! First, guests from Stage Right get us hyped for Local Singles, an original musical coming to the Lamp Theatre from the mind of Pittsburgh writer and composer Nick Navari. Then, Ed Sam from Downtown Irwin shows what makes this town shine the rest of the year, including all of the car cruises, craft shows, concerts and so much more coming in 2022.
23 minutes | Feb 10, 2022
Laurelville Retreat Center: A Sanctuary in the Woods
The cold and snow doesn't stop our intrepid podcast. In fact, it made Laurelville all the more beautiful to explore. We crunch through the snow as we listen to bubbling streams and native songbirds as we learn about all the events, places to stay, and things to do at Laurelville. Thanks to our sponsors Somerset Historical Center's Maple Weekend Taste & Tour and Living Treasures Wild Animal Park for making this show possible.
30 minutes | Jan 19, 2022
Four Seasons of Love
We talk about so many events in Westmoreland County you'd have to make 525,600 visits to do them all! If you haven't noticed, the RENT puns are in anticipation of the Greensburg Civic Theatre's production of the acclaimed musical Feb. 11-13, 2022. We're also joined by the Greater Latrobe-Laurel Valley Regional Chamber of Commerce to discuss the benefits of joining your local chamber of commerce, and Bushy Run Battlefield to discuss the year-round events happening from markets to tabletop war games. Thanks as always to our sponsor, Saint Vincent College, for making Heritage Happenings possible.
25 minutes | Jan 14, 2022
Hot Drinks & Cold Sculptures
Laurel Highlands Happenings returns for 2022 with a slightly new sound and lots of new guests sharing their love for the events and things to do in our region. We sit down with Abigail's Coffeehouse so you can hear the sounds of a busy coffee shop in the heart of town and learn about this unique eatery, then we're joined by Post & Rail Men's Shop and Ice Fest 2022 to discuss ice sculpting, carriage rides and more. Thanks to our sponsors, Abigail's Coffeehouse and Log Cabin Lodge & Suites, for making this episode possible.
30 minutes | Dec 20, 2021
It's a Party at the Palace
We're ending 2021 on a high note (figuratively and literally) with a look at the upcoming Party at the Palace with Westmoreland Cultural Trust and 2022 concert season with Westmoreland Symphony Orchestra. Thanks to our sponsor Saint Vincent College for making this episode possible.
29 minutes | Dec 8, 2021
Carriage Rides & Custom Creations
Hold your horses! We've got holiday painting fun and carriage rides on our final Laurel Highlands Happenings of 2021! Brushes & Beans Cafe shows how easy it is to drop in, paint your masterpiece, and create the perfect keepsake or gift. Then, Horsing Round Carriage Service canters in to talk about adding a carriage ride to your next event, and the fun of working with Nemacolin and being showcased on The Bachelor. Thank you to our sponsors El Vaquero Mexicano and Ligonier Valley Historical Society's 2021 Festival of Lights.
30 minutes | Nov 24, 2021
Celebrate the Season: Holiday House Tours, Concerts & More
Christmas will be here before you know it, and Westmoreland County has lots of ways to celebrate the season! Norwin and Scottdale Historical Society lead off with discussing their virtual Holiday House Tours. Then, we're joined by Westmoreland Cultural Trust to talk about exciting upcoming holiday shows such as the Rudolph musical, River City Brasstacular, and a live orchestra version of the Nutcracker ballet. Thanks to show sponsor Saint Vincent College, who is also having their Celebrate the Season: A Christmas Show to ring in the holidays!
29 minutes | Nov 9, 2021
Hygge Hikes & Candlelight Tours
The time change has set in, it's dark early and we're looking for new ways to enjoy the Laurel Highlands. Cozy up as we chat with Forbes State Forest about their Hygge Hikes and full moon hikes to keep you active! Then, learn more about Harvest Candlelight Tours and the Festival of Lights at Compass Inn Museum & Ligonier Valley Historical Society. Thanks to our sponsors, Fallingwater and Pennsylvania Maple Festival, for making this show possible.
23 minutes | Oct 28, 2021
Ponfeigh Distillery | Inside the Distillery
Inside the Distillery makes a surprise return this month as we give you an exclusive first look at Ponfeigh Distillery, a massive property coming to Somerset County in 2022 focused on authentic spirits, history and entertainment. Owner Maximilian Merrill takes the Laurel Highlands Pour Tour on a tour through the new facility, explains why the region's relationship to whiskey is so vital to his vision, and when you can expect to take your first tour of the facility.
30 minutes | Oct 26, 2021
It's an Arts Extravaganza!
The arts are alive and vibrant in Westmoreland County! This month we're joined by three guests discussing new exhibits, programs and initiatives that keep the arts at the top of everyone's mind. The Westmoreland Museum of American Art details their new exhibit Simple Pleasures: The Art of Doris Lee, Westmoreland Historical Society previews Penn’s Woods: Plenty for the Use of Man and Latrobe Art Center shows how you can get artsy with their hands-on classes. Thanks to Saint Vincent College for their sponsorship and making this show possible.
29 minutes | Oct 11, 2021
Enjoy the Silence: Stay Overnight at Buffalo Bill's House
In this special episode, perfect for the Halloween season, we sit down with Chris Rowan, owner of Buffalo Bill's House in Perryopolis. Rowan takes us room by room through the iconic "Silence of the Lambs" house and how his background as an Art Director & Prop Stylist allowed him to meticulously recreate and theme the experience throughout. This is an exclusive interview you don't want to miss! Book your stay this Halloween or year-round at https://buffalobillshouse.com/
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