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Fort Ligonier offers hands-on history

By Deborah A. Brehun
When you ask Mary Manges why learning about 18th-century Ligonier is so important, she is quick to quote author David McCullough, “History is who we …

Valley Center members learn about European customs

By Rebecca Ridinger
An “egg-stremely” engaged crowd gathered at the Valley Center for Active Adults last week for a colorful and Easter-centric presentation on the Eastern European tradition …

Library plans 2nd Novel Art reception

By Cami Dibattista
For the second year, the Novel Art committee and the Ligonier Valley Library are inviting the public to share in the celebration of a successful …

Local proprietor celebrates 40 years in business

By Cami Dibattista
When Jack Miller was 17 years old, he ran his first antique shop — the Curio Cellar — out of his family’s basement in New …

Ligonier Township farm owner says parties did not violate judge’s consent order

By Rich Cholodofsky
A Westmoreland County judge will decide whether the owners of a 60-acre farm used to host weddings and other events should be sanctioned for renting out their home and grounds in the scenic Laurel Highlands for private parties. Ligonier Township …

Ligonier Valley to buy 3D printer for students

By Nicole Chynoweth
The Ligonier Valley school board approved two technology-related measures at its meeting on Monday night. The board voted unanimously to purchase a uPrint SE 3D printer from Allegheny Educational Systems Inc. at a cost of $16,344.50. High school Principal Tim …

Ligonier Valley Historical Society names new director

By Deborah A. Brehun
Roberta Smith was recently named executive director by the Ligonier Valley Historical Society board of directors. More than 50 candidates were considered in the search. …

Resident files appeal against Ligonier Borough, YMCA

By Nicole Chynoweth
A Ligonier resident has filed a court appeal against Ligonier Borough and the Ligonier Valley YMCA to contest the borough’s decision to vacate an alley and approve the YMCA’s request to construct a parking lot. In a lawsuit filed April …

Ligonier runners return to Boston for marathon

By Deborah A. Brehun
Next week marks the one-year anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings that targeted spectators and attendees of the annual marathon race. Two pressure cooker bombs exploded at approximately 2:49 p.m. on April 15, 2013, killing three and injuring more than …

Ligonier galleries plan art walk

By Cami Dibattista
The owners of seven Ligonier art galleries and the Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art at Ligonier Valley will present an art walk through the town …

Ligonier Outfitters offers free fly-fishing lessons

By Peter Turcik
Opening day of trout season, locally dubbed “Fishmas,” is Saturday. Many anglers fish with worms, minnows, salmon eggs and Powerbait. However, for the past three …

Ligonier Twp. man convicted in Social Security theft

By Tribune-Review
A Ligonier Township man was ordered by a federal judge this week to serve two years’ probation and make $26,302 in restitution for collecting Social Security funds he was not entitled to receive. Ronald Clarke Gray, 63, also was sentenced …

Ligonier Valley model train home tour on track for May 3

By Deborah A. Brehun
The clacking sounds of a toy train chugging along the tracks, the magic smell of the past pouring the scent of “the good ‘ole days” …

Ligonier Township man’s run for supervisor rejected

By Mary Pickels
A Westmoreland County Judge squelched a Ligonier Township man’s campaign to seek the Republican nomination for township supervisor in the May primary, finding that he did not meet a deadline to submit necessary paperwork. Judge Anthony G. Marsili told John …

Former Ligonier VFW post commander lobbies for veterans affairs

By Cami Dibattista
A 22-year United States Army veteran Nelson E. Lowes Sr. spent more than a decade lobbying for veterans’ rights. He has dedicated himself to representing …

Local golf courses prepare for spring season

By Nicole Chynoweth
In a few days, professional golfers from around the world will converge on the rolling greens at Augusta National Golf Club in Georgia for the …

Sisters share soup sampling in Ligonier

By Deborah A. Brehun
Suzanne Wirdzek and Berni Koutch travel to Ligonier two to three times a month to shop and spend the day together. On Saturday, the sisters …

Ligonier council challenges ordinance adoption

By Nicole Chynoweth
Two Ligonier council members are challenging a recently adopted ordinance that dissolved the borough’s planning commission. A zoning appeal claims that council did not abide by the Pennsylvania Municipalities Planning Code in enacting the change. Officials plan to replace the …

Ligonier zoning ordinance gets second look

By Nicole Chynoweth
The Ligonier Borough planning committee will recommend that council ask the planning firm that worked on its zoning ordinance to take a second look at the document. At their first meeting on Monday night, committee members Pat Scanlon, James B. …

Kindergarten transition activities ease first-day fears

By Nicole Chynoweth
The first day of kindergarten can be an exciting yet nerve-racking experience for students and parents. For families in Ligonier Valley, a series of events aim to quell the anxiety. Ligonier Valley School District’s kindergarten transition events educate new students …