Ligonier Valley Vignettes, Local History, Pennsylvania History

Ligonier Valley Trail Officially Opens Mill Creek Bridge on April 27

The story of the Ligonier Valley Trail is one that I've followed for the last few years in Ligonier.  And it's a story that I've enjoyed writing about because it's such a positive story, with some interesting history behind it.   If you plan to spend any time in Ligonier, please stop by the trail… Continue reading Ligonier Valley Trail Officially Opens Mill Creek Bridge on April 27

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Ligonier Valley Vignettes, Local History, My Writing, Pennsylvania History

Ligonier Valley Vignettes: A Visit to Washington Furnace Inn

After wanting to visit the historic Washington Furnace Inn ever since its new owners reopened the defunct roadhouse last year, I finally took the opportunity to do do so when the Bad Boy Blues Band performed there last Sunday afternoon.  While reporting for the Latrobe Bulletin, I had the opportunity to speak with the new… Continue reading Ligonier Valley Vignettes: A Visit to Washington Furnace Inn

My Travel, Popular Music

Vacation Values: “Rush”-ing Around Toronto

As I mentioned in a previous post about my vacation priorities, whether it means checking out a local band at a bar, attending a concert or simply visiting musically significant sites and venues around town, I love connecting with music while I'm traveling. So, to satisfy the music portion of our Easter vacation in Canada,… Continue reading Vacation Values: “Rush”-ing Around Toronto

American History, Ligonier Valley Vignettes, Local History, My Writing, Pennsylvania History

“Ligonier Valley Vignettes” is here!

I came home today to find a nice surprise waiting for me at my door... Thank you to The History Press for sending me copies of my book, plus some promotional materials! My dream of publishing a book-length work has become a reality! Ligonier Valley Vignettes: Tales from the Laurel Highlands is here!

My Travel

Vacation Values

I need a vacation. I'm only a few days back to the real world after my last vacation and already I'm craving another adventure. That's a good thing, though!  I think that you should constantly have plans on the horizon to help you endure the daily grind.  You need a light at the end of… Continue reading Vacation Values