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Free Museum Day serves as ‘grand roll-out’ for Ligonier cultural spots

By Nicole Chynoweth
The Ligonier Valley is a treasure trove of history and art, from its post at Loyalhanna and iconic highway to an 18th-century inn and log cabin gallery. In early May, six museums will open their doors to educate visitors on the ...

Ligonier Township zoning ordinance moves forward

By Nicole Chynoweth
Ligonier Township supervisors have taken another step in the process of establishing a new zoning ordinance. During a board meeting April 14, they voted 3-1 to advertise a proposed zoning ordinance for possible adoption. Supervisor Bruce Robinson voted against the motion. Supervisor Tim ...

‘National Day of Prayer’ events posted for Ligonier

By Ligonier Echo
The Ligonier “National Day of Prayer” is May 7. A 7:30 a.m. prayer breakfast will start the day at The Barn, Springer Road in Ligonier. The cost is $7. To reserve a seat, email Janet Riordan at jlriordan@verizon.net or call ...

Dovecote Ligonier hosts estate jewelry trunk show

By Cami Dibattista
One-of-a-kind jeweled masterpieces from some of the finest collections in America will be on display during a one day only estate jewelry trunk show at ...

Holy Trinity School to perform ‘The Lion King’

By Rebecca Ridinger
“Hakuna Matata” will be the phrase heralding in the month of May, as students at Holy Trinity School perform the award-winning Broadway play “The Lion ...

‘Fishmas’ brings commerce, tradition, dinner to Loyalhanne Creek

By Rebecca Ridinger
The rods, reels, lines and hooks were in full cast Saturday, as eager anglers lined the banks of the Loyalhanna Creek and other local streams ...

Ewan McGregor to direct film in Western Pa.

By Michael Machosky
Actor Ewan McGregor will be directing the film adaptation of Philip Roth’s acclaimed, Pulitzer Prize-winning novel “American Pastoral” in Western Pennsylvania soon. Representatives from the ...

Model Railroad Home Tour set to raise funds for Ligonier Valley Rail Road

By Mary Pickels
Children — and kids at heart — planning to attend the Ligonier Valley Rail Road Association’s seventh annual Model Railroad Home Tour may want to ...

Ligonier YMCA expansion back in court

By Nicole Chynoweth
Some hope exists an agreement will be reached to put an end to the complicated legal entanglement that has stemmed from the planned expansion of the Ligonier Valley YMCA. On Wednesday, both sides and their attorneys were in court to ...

New Florence farmer honored for 4-H project involvement

By Deborah A. Brehun
Jane Guyer has spent a lifetime tending to a lifestyle she says she was born into. “I was born and raised on a farm. I worked ...

Lawsuit filed against Ligonier Township officials, residents

By Nicole Chynoweth
The owners of a Ligonier Township farm entangled in a legal dispute over staging weddings and other special events have filed a lawsuit against current and former government officials and employees as well as six residents and a law firm, ...

Ligonier council approves parking lot improvements

By Nicole Chynoweth
Ligonier Borough council has given the Valley School of Ligonier permission to improve a parking lot at one of its rental properties. On April 9, council voted 4-3 to approve a conditional use application from the school for the construction of ...

Ligonier tourism promoted at annual breakfast

By Nicole Chynoweth
The amusements, history, shops, restaurants and recreation activities of the Ligonier Valley were celebrated April 8 as the members of the chamber of commerce gathered at the Ligonier Ramada for the annual tourism breakfast. Representatives from 11 destinations spoke about ...

YWCA recognizes Ligonier resident’s health and fitness contributions

By Cami Dibattista
Cathy Graham opened the Graceful Aging Wellness Center as a way to give back to the Ligonier community. She was recently recognized for her efforts ...

Ligonier mayor joins nationwide effort to recognize community service

By Cami Dibattista
Mayor Ormond “Butch” Bellas joined elected officials across the nation recently for the third Mayors Day of Recognition for National Service. Bellas discussed his public service ...

Ligonier Township lawmakers advance zoning law revision

By Nicole Chynoweth
Ligonier Township supervisors are another step closer to establishing a new zoning ordinance. During a board meeting Tuesday night, they voted 3-1 to advertise a proposed zoning ordinance for possible adoption. Supervisor Bruce Robinson voted against the motion. Supervisor Tim Komar was absent. ...

Ligonier Valley board approves $1.7M deal for sale of Laurel Valley school building, property

By Nicole Chynoweth
The Ligonier Valley school board will sell the defunct Laurel Valley Middle/High School for $1,705,000 to Western PA Coal Resorts LLC, which plans to lease it to a for-profit company that operates high-end drug and alcohol rehabilitation centers. During its meeting ...

Ligonier Township zoning plan nears vote

By Nicole Chynoweth
Ligonier Township supervisors will likely vote Tuesday on whether to advertise a proposed zoning ordinance and map as is for adoption. During a work session on Friday, solicitor Michael Korns reviewed several written comments received on the ordinance and map, as ...

Birthday celebrated for local centenarian

By Cami Dibattista
Gladys Shaffer, a resident of Loyalhanna Care Center in Latrobe, celebrated her 100th birthday recently with friends and family. “I’ve had a happy life,” said ...

Wigle Sisters Kitchen now open

By Nicole Chynoweth
When Elise Wells entered a Whole Foods Market for the first time several years ago, she left with a changed palate. “I had never heard of ...