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Through Mar 14. In-Person and On- Mar 4-6. The Bridges Of Madison line Exhibition: Dr. Bill Doan: The County. Community Theatre League, Anxiety Project . HUB-Robeson Cen- Williamsport. 570-327-1777, https://

ter, Penn State University, Univ. Park. www.ctlshows.com 814-865-2563, www.studentaffairs.psu. Mar 13. Adult Improv. Community edu/hub/art-galleries/current-exhibits Theatre League, Williamsport. 570-327Through May 9. When The Bough 1777, https://www.ctlshows.com Breaks. Art Alley, University Park. 8148652563, https://studentaffairs.psu. edu/hub/art-galleries/current-exhibits

Through May 27. Virtual Science Adventures with Discovery Space.

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Through Jun 20. Online & In-Person Exhibition: Human Expectations II. HUB-Robeson Center, University Park. 8148652563, https://studentaffairs.psu. edu/hub/art-galleries/current-exhibits

Mar 3. BEAL at the Tabor Museum. Thomas T. Tabor Museum, Williamsport. 570-326-3326, tabermuseum.org

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Mar 26-28. Centering Prayer Retreat. Apr 30 - May 9. Bluegrass at Twolick Olmsted Manor Retreat Center, Ludlow. Valley Rod & Gun Club. Twolick Valley 800-473-9370, https://www.olmstedma- Rod & Gun Club, Cherry Tree. nor.org/centering-prayer-retreat.html

May 1. Clinton Central Model RailApr 1. BEAL at the Tabor Museum- road Annual Spring Train Meet. ClinLynn Becker. Thomas T. Tabor Muse- ton County Fairgrounds, Mill Hall. 570um, Williamsport. 570-326-3326, https:// 726-6826, www.ccmrr.org/events.html www.tabormuseum.org

May 1. 35th Annual Spring Fling. Apr 9-11. Spring Woman’s Retreat. Downtown, Danville. 570-284-4502, Olmsted Manor Retreat Center, Ludlow. www.visitdanvillepa.org/events/35th800-473-9370, https://www.olmstedma- annual-spring-fling/ nor.org/spring-womens-retreat.html

May 6. BEAL At The Pajama Factory. Apr 9-11. West Branch Builders Home The Pajama Factory, Williamsport. 570Show. Lycoming Mall, Pennsdale. 570- 323-7650, www.pajamafactory.net

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May 14-16. 3-Day Fly Fishing School. Apr 10. Eagleton Trail Challenge. University of Pittsburgh at Bradford,

Sons of Italy Campground, Lock Haven. Bradford. 800-473-9370, www.visitanf. http://runemctc.org com/kinzua-fly-fishing-school

Apr 24. Hyner View Trail Challenge. May 22-23. The 2nd Annual ChainWestern Clinton Sportsmans Club, saw Carvers Event. Clearfield County North Bend. www.patraildogs.com/hyner Fairgrounds , Clearfield. 814-765-5734, www.lumberjackcarving.com / 6 /

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102 miles of the West Branch Susquehanna River flows through Clearfield County.

Come and Explore our Many Trails by Biking or Hiking. GEOCACHING: We offer Five Trails for Your Next Adventure!

Use our CCGT passport to collect 25 codes found within each cache on any of our trails and redeem it for a collectible geocoin.

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he pandemic has resulted in a significant increase in families who have taken up camping for the first time in 2020. That trend does not seem to be slowing down. In 2020, Scot Ash, general manager of Shady Maple RV in East Earl, PA, saw a 50% increase in sales over 2019, and he said that the majority of those sales involved first-time buyers. “RVing is an alternative way to travel that allows families to social distance while traveling and while camping,” said Ash, who pointed out that campers have their own beds, baths, and cooking and eating facilities traveling with them. “It keeps the family unit together,” said Ash. However, the safety factors and other benefits of camping can be achieved without “glamping,” as RVing is sometimes called. Lancaster County hiking buddies Laura and Jessica Zimmerman do not hesitate to hit the trail for as long as 10 days with up to 35 pounds of clothes, food, water and other supplies,

including a tent, on their backs. They can cover as much as 10 miles per day, and they have camped in places like the Quehanna Trail in Elk County, the Pine Creek Rail Trail in Tioga County, and Jessica’s favorite, the Black Forest Trail in Lycoming County. The young women often camp well into the fall and as early as April, braving temperatures that can drop into the teens. Laura noted that to keep the food supplies light, they take along a lot of pasta and rice, and they carry dried beef. Laura uses a dehydrator to prepare food ahead for them to take along. Jessica noted that enjoying the journey in nature is a focus of the hiking trips. “When I am out backpacking, it would be a disappointment if I went home without seeing any wildlife,” said Jessica, who notes she is especially on the lookout for rattlesnakes and copperhead snakes, but she has also seen bear, elk, fishers (which are similar to weasels or minks), foxes, coyotes, elk, deer, and flying squirrels. “You didn’t mention porcupines,” added Laura.


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Jessica relayed that during a hike through Harvey Winter State Park, a bear foraged ahead of them, continually stopping to look back before disappearing into the brush. She also recalled stepping on a rattlesnake on the Quehanna Trail. Because it was early morning and cold, the snake was sluggish. Kim Pierce and her husband, Gene, graduated from a tent to a hybrid camper a few years ago, but she still prefers cooking over an outdoor fire to using the stove in her camper. The couple’s first date was a backpacking outing on the Presidential Range in New Hampshire. “(After) we had a family, we camped at state parks in tents,” said Kim, who noted she loves her hybrid because the canvas reminds her of tenting.

Kim honed her campfire skills when she did an internship at Yellowstone and worked as a park ranger in Caledonia State Park in Franklin County. She was introduced to a book called “Roughing It Easy” by Diane Thomas, where she learned how to make a stove from a tuna can, corrugated paper, and paraffin and to cook eggs and bacon in a paper sack. “You can cook cheaply over the fire,” said Kim, who currently cooks meals in foil pouches and mixes up pancake batter before leaving home so it’s ready to pour at the campsite. “We make breakfast burritos, so we don’t need utensils,” said Kim, who noted that the smoky smell of a campfire is a delight to her. “There’s something about … being in the outdoors and smelling the fire,” she said. “I like the smell.”

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Steve Loewen bought his “toy hauler” camper several years ago and converted the area where motorcycles would be stored into a bed. His wheelchair glides easily up the ramp originally intended for all-terrain vehicles. “I’m not your regular camper,” said Loewen. “I go camping because … I have all my (equipment) with me.” Loewen noted that 90% of his camping expeditions are tied to his love of car racing. He also enjoys the relationships he has developed with other race fans. “I see the same people every year, because we reserve the same (camp sites).” For those who are not sure tent camping is for them, many RV dealers and campgrounds offer rentals.


Camping destinations Blue Rocks Family Campground

Black Bear Cabins

341 Sousley Rd., Lenhartsville, PA 19534 610-756-6366 bluerockscampground.com

55 Blackbeary Ln., Cooksburg, PA 16217 814-744-8017 blackbearcabins.com

Black Moshannon State Park Campground

Pioneer Campground

307 Pioneer Trail, Muncy Valley, PA 17758 570-946-9971 pioneercampground.com

4216 Beaver Rd., Phillipsburg, PA 16866 814-342-5960 dcnr.pa.gov/stateparks/findapark/blackmoshannonstatepark/

Quemahoning Family Recreation Area

Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park Camp Resort 340 Blackburn Rd., Quarryville, PA 17566 717-610-4505 jellystonepa.com

Quemahoning Dam Rd., Hollsopple, PA 15935 814-233-9512 quefamilyrec.com

Allegheny National Forest Cabins and Campgrounds

Virginia’s Beach Lakefront Cabins and Camping

Allegheny Site Management 4001 W. Washington St., Bradford, PA 16701 814-368-4158 alleghenysite.com

352 Holliday Rd., North Springfield, PA 16430 814-922-3261 virginiasbeach.com

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Through May 23. Storyland: A Trip Through Jun 9. A Novel Idea: CraftThrough Childhood Favorites. Read- ing A Memoir Workshop Series. Pering Public Museum, Reading. 610-375- ry County Council of the Arts, Newport. 4085 x1104, https://www.readingpublic- 717-567-7023, www.perrycountyarts.org museum.org

Mar 1-May 25. Courting Style: WomThrough May 23. Billie Jean King: en’s Tennis Fashion. Reading Public Champion, Activist, Legend. Reading Museum, Reading. 610-375-4085 x1104, Public Museum, Reading. 610-375-4085 www.readingpublicmuseum.org x1104, readingpublicmuseum.org

Through May 25. Snow Geese at Middle Creek! Refreshing Mountain. Refreshing Mountain Retreat and Adventure Center, Stevens. 717-738-1490, https://refreshingmountain.com/promotion/snow-geese-in-the-spring

Home of Baby Goat Snuggles, Pasture Picnics & More!

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Mar 13. The Boy Next Door Book Release. Cupboard Maker Books, Enola.

717-732-7288, cupboardmaker.com

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Mar 18. Irish Music Night.

11941 Stone Creek Ridge Rd, Huntingdon, PA

Silver Lining Drive In at the Bedford County Fairgrounds, Bedford. 814-623-2233

Mar 27. Spring Fling on the Farm!.

Batz Farm, Grantville. 717-712-7660,

Mar 1-May 31. Art Explorer Package. https://batzfarm.com/shop/events/

GoggleWorks Center for the Arts, Read- springfling/ ing. 610-375-4085 x1104, www.goggleworks.org/event/art-explorer-package- Mar 27-28. Easter Craft Show. Leesport Farmers Market, Leesport. 610-375green-phase-reopening/2021-01-31/ 4085 x1104, www.leesportmarket.com

Mar 6, Apr 3. First Saturday’s with Reading-Berks Guild of Craftsmen. Apr 8-24. Lancaster County Best Renninger’s Antique & Farmer’s Market, Kept Secrets Tour . Shops, throughKutztown. 610-375-4085 x1104, https:// out Lancaster County. 717-721-9409, www.bestkeptsecretstour.com renningers.net/kutztown/

Mar 13, 27, Apr 10, 24, May 8, 22. Apr 17-24. Embassy Theatre Spring Ride & Dine Train. Reading Blue Moun- Festival. Kish Park, Lewistown. 717-

tain Railroad, Reading. 610-375-4085 248-6713, www.facebook.com/embasx1104, www.rbmnrr-passenger.com syltwn

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Tour a Real Anthracite Coal Mine and Take a Ride on an Old-Fashioned Steam Locomotive!

Both tours are guided. Visit us on “Pioneer Day” 3rd Saturday in August. Gift Shop • Playground • Picnic Area • Snack Bar • Nearby Attractions

19th & Oak Sts. • Ashland, PA 17921 • (570) 875-3850 • www.pioneertunnel.com

Apr 24. Mifflin County Kid Connection. Downtown , Lewistown, PA. 717-

248-6713, http://mckidconnection.org/

May 1. H&BT Rails To Trails Color Fun Run/Walk. Tatesville Trail Head,

Everett. 814-585-6948, www.Railstotrailsofbedfordcounty.org

Explore Schuylkill County, where your woodland escape and historic town adventures come together naturally.

May 8. Spring Artisans & Eateries.

Leesport Farmers Market, Leesport. 610-375-4085 x1104, www.leesportmarket.com

(570) 622-7700 www.schuylkill.org

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Yuengling Brewery Pioneer Tunnel & Coal Mine Hawk Mountain • Famous Reading Outdoors Fighter’s Heaven: Muhammad Ali’s Training Camp

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May 21-23. Stonycreek Whitewater Rendezvous. Greenhouse Park, John-

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May 29. Country Memories Day.

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Outdoor Adventures at By Wendy Royal

With more families looking for vacation destinations with outdoor amenities, a haven tucked away in the woods of northwestern Lancaster County checks all the boxes. Refreshing Mountain Retreat and Adventure Center was founded in 1983 by Marlin and Sharon Harnish to provide a retreat for families to get away, reconnect and refresh. In the early days, accommodations consisted of bunkhouses. Today, in addition to the bunkhouses, families can choose from individual cabins or hotel rooms in the lodge. The spacious family cabins sleep 6 to 8 and include a full kitchen, a living room, two bedrooms, and a bathroom. Hotel rooms sleep 4 to 6 people with access to the retreat’s large dining hall, which includes the use of a toaster oven, microwave, coffee maker, and refrigerator. Although you won’t find TVs at the retreat, free Wi-Fi access is available throughout the property. Besides, who needs a TV when the best entertainment is outside?

Fly Like A Superhero Refreshing Mountain Retreat and Adventure Center has three zipline courses from which to choose. The lines vary in length from 300 to 800 feet. The premier course is the Aerial Excursion Course, which includes seven

ziplines, three sky bridges, and a 40foot controlled rappel.

It’s The Climb Guests can try their skills on the 40foot climbing tower with routes and racing lanes. If you were the type of kid who tried to swing higher than anyone else in the playground, the giant 35-foot pendulum swing is for you. RMC offers a Climbing Tower and Giant Swing bundle.

Elevated Obstacles Why Not? The high ropes course at Refreshing Mountain takes approximately an hour to complete and challenges


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guests with 22 different obstacles. Scared of heights? Don’t look down! There is also a low ropes course for younger guests.

Wildlife Experience Animal specialists guide visitors as they get an upclose, in-person look at reptiles and amphibians from throughout the world, with the focus on species native to Pennsylvania. The newest addition to the Wildlife Center is the Birds of Prey exhibit featuring PA native owls and hawks. The Wildlife Center incorporates the nature trails


zoo. Visitors will learn about the animals’ care and characteristics while having the opportunity to pet, groom, and feed them. Pony rides are available to younger guests.

INDOOR ACTIVITIES and pond, so guests get a better understanding of the wildlife habitat. Also on the property is an archery range, hiking trails, and sand volleyball, in addition to the retreat’s large community pool. Guests can grab a snack at the 319 Café and Gift Shop. The cafe is open with a menu including paninis, beverages, and ice cream during the summer season. The Farm at Refreshing Mountain is more than just a traditional petting

RMC has two escape rooms for amateur sleuths who are up for a team challenge. Escape Room - Funding The Dream is rated easy to medium difficulty and takes approximately one hour to complete. In this challenge, you are a 1950s inventor trying to get through the red tape of the patent office. Escape Room - Circle T Ranch pays homage to the horse ranch that preceded Refreshing Mountain on the property. Locate the hidden clues that will help your family navigate through the chaos of restoring a rundown horse ranch. Parts of this escape room storyline are based on actual events in RMC history. This challenge is deemed medium to difficult. A third escape room is planned for 2021. The two full-size gyms are a favorite of the large groups that visit RMC each year. Basketball, indoor soccer, street hockey, and volleyball are just some team sports that guests can play. Because Refreshing Mountain Retreat and Adventure Center hosts large groups ranging from 20 to 400 throughout the year, several meeting and conference spaces are available on site.


To ensure you have a fantastic stay, with safety in mind, the staff at RMC has enhanced sanitation procedures in place around the property, including hand sanitizer stations throughout the grounds. What began as the Harnish family’s desire to provide a place of retreat for families continues as the second generation of Harnishes is very involved in making sure the RMC carries on the mission.

If You Go: Refreshing Mountain Retreat And Adventure Center

455 Camp Rd, Stevens, PA 17578 717-738-1490 www.refreshingmountain.com

Adventures Nearby: Middle Creek Wildlife Management Area is less than ten minutes away from Refreshing Mountain. Here you’ll find miles of trails on protected land surrounding a beautiful 360-acre lake. The lake is a favorite stop along the waterfowl migration route which can attract more than 200,000 snow geese, tundra swans, and Canadian geese in late winter and early spring. Canoeing and kayaking is permitted on the lake during warm-weather months.


Please consult event website before attending, to confirm that event has not been canceled.

Through- Dec 31. 100th Anniversary Mar 26. 3rd Annual Steamtown of the Return of the Unknown Sol- Spring Fling. Scranton Cultural Center dier. Independence Seaport Museum, at the Masonic Temple, Scranton. 570Philadelphia. 215-413-8655, www.philly- 344-1111, scrantonculturalcenter.org seaport.org

Apr 10. Scranton Mac and Cheese Mar 20. Virtual Bookbinding Level I Festival. Montage Mountain, Scranton. 570-969-7669, www.facebook.com/ Workshop. Historic Sugartown -- Vir-

events/688003795030321/ tual, Malvern. 610-640-2667, https:// historicsugartown.org/virtual-workshop Apr 10-11. New-To-You & Vintage barn Sale. Burnside Plantation, BethMar 22 - May 2. Longwood Gardens lehem. 800-360-8687, https://historicPresents Spring Blooms. Longwood bethlehem.org/events/new-to-you Gardens, Kennett Square. https://longApr 24. Plantation Field Presents woodgardens.org “The Lights“ Plantation Fields, Kennett Square. facebook.com/ No. 9 Coal Mine ” ning Win ard “Aw events/716452822184627/?active_ & Museum tab=discussion

Apr 25. Bristol Cultural & Historical Foundation’s Annual Spring Tea. Bristol Cultural & Historical Foundation, Bristol. 215-788-9408, bristolhistory.org

2021 SEASON OPENS FRIDAY, APRIL 2ND

May 2. 42nd Annual Bristol Antique Auto Show. Downtown, Bristol. 215-

TOURS OFFERED FRIDAY-SUNDAY IN APRIL & NOVEMBER WEDNESDAY-SUNDAY MAY THRU OCTOBER

788-3131, www.facebook.com/BristolBoroughAntiqueAutoShow

Museum Opens 10am & Closes at 4pm First Tour 11am • Last Tour 3pm World’s oldest continuously operated deep Anthracite coal mine. Check

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Throughout the coming year, the latter will be the focus of 100th anniversary celebrations at the Independence Seaport Museum (ISM) in Philadelphia where Olympia has been docked since 1922. ISM took stewardship of the vessel in the mid 1990s. History aside, visitors to the ship are often amazed by the size of the boat and the variety of decks, rooms and stations aboard.

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“I think of it as a floating city for how advanced it was for its time. There was a surgery room, a dentist, and a library,” said Alexis Furlong, ISM director of marketing and communications. “When you go on board, you feel like you are on a city. You don’t really expect it to have so many amenities being from the 1890s.”

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he Cruiser Olympia was surely a champion of America’s naval fleet almost as soon as it was launched in 1895 as it was one of the largest steel-hull battleships on the waves. Her 26-year career was flanked by two especially historic events: serving as the flagship for the Battle of Manila in 1898 during which the Spanish fleet there was destroyed and carrying the famous American Unknown Soldier from World War I from France to the naval base at Washington, D.C., in 1921.

The Cruiser Olympia as she appeared in 1898 and as she rests next to the Submarine Becuna at the Independence Seaport Museum in Philadelphia.

Last year, ISM virtually celebrated the 125th anniversary of the commissioning of Olympia, marking her launch in February 1895


as a state-of-the-art man of war. When visitors were able to board and explore the 344-by-53-foot vessel during less restricted phases of the pandemic, they walked the decks and explored the hull traversed for decades by thousands of sailors aiding in the protection of America and her allies. Footprints on the upper deck allow guests to stand in the actual spot from which then- Servicemen and other dignitaries stand solemnly as Commodore George Dewey the casket bearing the Unknown Soldier is removed spoke the famous line “You may from the Olympia in 1921. fire when ready, Gridley” during the Battle of Manila. Additional footsteps and bronze markers acknowl- port of the Unknown Soldier. The concept edge other famous moments on the ship. was not new. Unidentified casualties of horrendous battles had been venerated “You get a sense of awe and wonder- as early as the American Civil War. But ment that you are actually walking in the this time, a special tomb was being confootsteps of history,” Furlong remarked. structed at the Arlington National Cem“You develop a sense of pride for Philaetery to receive the remains. Britain and delphia having so much history, a sense France also bestowed similar honors on of proprietorship for Olympia and an ununknown soldiers there after World War I. derstanding of the need to preserve it.” One of five caskets that had been purposely shuffled to ensure the anonymity of the soldier was selected by a distinguished Army veteran wounded in combat when he randomly placed a spray of white roses on one of them. Olympia was chosen for transport due in large part to her early fame, as well as the fact that a coal-burning ship was more economical and convenient than an oil-burning battleship. She made one trip back to the United States, stopping in Melville, RI, before leaving on Oct. 3, 1921, on her way to A family walks the decks of the Le Havre, France, with a Olympia last summer, soaking up stop in Plymouth, Engthe history of the famous vessel. land, along the way.

This year, ISM will commission a new marker to show where the shipping container holding the sacred remains of the Unknown Soldier were lashed to the deck. The small doorways of the ship prevented the sarcophagus from being stored below deck as was intended. Its placement topside, below the after-signal bridge, is just one peculiar element that made the arduous 16-day journey home even more challenging. According to Furlong, Olympia was finishing up a tour in Italy when she was selected for the trans-

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Olympia left France on Oct. 25 with a full crew and a special Marine Detachment unit charged with securing and protecting the container bearing the body. Ten days into the journey, the crew had to crisscross 20- to 30-foot waves from the remnants of a pair of hurricanes that had ravaged Tampa Bay, FL, some days prior. Water violently pounded the vessel, sloshing across Surgery was just one unique amenity on the Olympia, which the deck and into the was launched in 1895 and is now part of the Independence upper rooms, as crew Seaport Museum in Philadelphia. members prayed that with Washington, D.C., to commemothe Olympia would not capsize. rate the centennial of the soldier’s return “There was a threat of everybody on home. board being lost at sea,” Furlong related. “Memorial Day is our official kickoff “I don’t think that part of the story has for in-person events,” Furlong noted, exever been brought to life until now. How pressing hope that the pandemic will have big a loss that would have been!” abated to a point that guests can once “The Difficult Journey Home” will be again be accommodated on the Olymone of two commemorative exhibits to pia and in the museum under the CDC’s be unveiled on Memorial Day weekend. COVID-19 guidelines. “Our hope is to do “The “Joe Bonham Project will offer a col- something in person, but we will definitely lection of stories inside the museum that do something virtual as well because it’s recount the difficulties many service men still something special to honor.” Virtual and women experienced transitioning events may include Facebook Live or presentations via Zoom. from combat to civilian life. On Oct. 25, ISM will hold a joint ceremony with Le Havre, France, and on Nov. 9, a second joint ceremony will be held

For current information, check back periodically with www.phillyseaport.org. Photos by ISM

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May 15. 90th Radnor Hunt Races May 27 - June 6. Devon Horse Show 2021. Radnor Hunt Club, Malvern. 610- and Country Fair 2021. Devon Horse 644-4439, www.radnorhunt.org

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Through Mar 14. Declaration and Mar 19-21. 22nd Annual Arts & Resistance. Westmoreland Museum Crafts Spring Marketplace. Monroof American Art, Greensburg. 724-837- eville Convention Center, Monroeville. 724-863-4577, www.familyfestivals.com 1500, www.thewestmoreland.org

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hether it’s eat-in or take-out, we can all agree that a fat juicy burger is as Americana as it gets. One might even say that it’s our patriotic duty to make sure that hamburgers are part of our diet. That’s probably stretching it, but I’m confident that the 15 restaurants participating in the Lawrence County Burger Trail would agree. Besides the fact that the burger trail offers unique takes on the


hamburger, participants can If this is not a big enough chalexplore downtown shops and eater- lenge for you, The Grill on the Hill ies throughout the county. invites you to take The Cliffhanger Challenge. All you have to do is If you’re up for the challenge, consume a triple cheeseburger there are prizes to be had along the stacked with nine pieces of bacon trail, but for those true burger afiand with a hill of fries on the side, cionados who visit and collect passthen wash it down with a root beer port stickers from all 15 restaurants, float. It sounds like a challenge, they will earn the official Burger right? No, the actual challenge is to Trail T-shirt. finish it in ten minutes. Do that, and it’s free! For those who are not meat eaters, you can grab a tastebud-defying Impossible Burger at Riardo’s Bar & Grille and the flavorful Roasted Red Pepper and Portabella Burger at Crane Room Grille. I can’t think of a better way to explore Lawrence County than on a road trip to burger heaven.

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Burg Bar and Grill, West Pittsburg Crane Room Grille, New Castle Crooked Tongue Brewing, Edinburg DiSilvio’s Family Restaurant, New Castle Edward’s Restaurant and Lounge, New Castle The Grill on the Hill, New Castle

Mike’s Main Street Bar & Grill, Ellwood City Riardo’s Bar & Grill, New Castle Smokin’ Dave’s BBQ, Ellwood City Starwood Rib & Steakhouse, New Castle Town & Country Bar and Grill, Edinburg

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