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

Book Brainstorming

Hello friends and happy fall! I can't believe we are on the cusp of a new season. Where did all of the time go? It was a very busy summer for me between writing projects, musical gigs and traveling... and I'm still behind in everything I wanted to accomplish! I've also been lax in blogging,… Continue reading Book Brainstorming

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American History, Ligonier Valley Vignettes, Lincoln Highway, Local History, My Travel, Pennsylvania History

Lincoln Highway Gumshoes: To Bedford and Back

For my birthday I decided that wanted to take a road trip that somehow incorporated the Lincoln Highway.  I’ve really enjoyed learning more about the country’s first transcontinental highway throughout its centennial year.  After all, it passes right through the town of Ligonier, where I’ve spent a lot of time and where most of my… Continue reading Lincoln Highway Gumshoes: To Bedford and Back

Libraries/Museums/Archives, Ligonier Valley Vignettes, Local History, My Writing, Pennsylvania History, Westmoreland History Magazine

My First Book Talk!

Thank you to everyone who came out last night to hear my first book talk at the Westmoreland County Historical Society! It was great to meet those of you I haven't met before and chat with some of my friends and family.  Thank you to the Westmoreland County Historical Society for hosting last night's event,… Continue reading My First Book Talk!

Ligonier Valley Vignettes, Local History, My Writing

On the Road with Ligonier Valley Vignettes: The Westmoreland Arts & Heritage Festival

I hope everyone had a nice long Fourth of July weekend! I had a pretty busy weekend between holiday festivities, social outings and participating in the Westmoreland Arts & Heritage Festival last Friday.  I had already planned to help out at the Westmoreland Heritage booth that evening, but decided at the last minute to try… Continue reading On the Road with Ligonier Valley Vignettes: The Westmoreland Arts & Heritage Festival

American History, Ligonier Valley Vignettes, Lincoln Highway, Local History, My Travel, Pennsylvania History

Along the Lincoln Highway with American Songline – Leg #1: Greensburg to Ligonier

I have Lincoln Highway fever! After I caught American Songline songstress Cece Otto’s performance at the Ligonier town hall last Thursday night, we decided to meet up over the weekend and do some sightseeing along the Lincoln Highway since she was spending the next week in the greater Pittsburgh area.  We spent a beautiful Saturday… Continue reading Along the Lincoln Highway with American Songline – Leg #1: Greensburg to Ligonier