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2008-10-06 00:00:28

By Burton Kummerow This series of occasional articles is presented in conjunction with this year's Ligonier 250 Celebration and follows the Gen. John Forbes Campaign as it marched across Pennsylvania in 1758. The series is written by Burton Kummerow, author of the book, "Pennsylvania's Forbes Trail." On Oct. 5, 1758, British Gen. John Forbes had an important meeting with Lt. Col. Henry Bouquet and Col. George Washington at Raystown (Bedford). The general and the rest of his army were in...

2008-07-09 18:00:22

By Mitch Fryer, The Leader-Times, Kittanning, Pa. Jul. 9--KITTANNING -- The River City Brass Band is different than a lot of classical music groups. These brass band musicians have fun on stage. "Sure we're hoping musical culture comes through in our performances, but more important than that, we hope people have a good time and aren't scared off by culture and classical music," said Denis Colwell, River City Brass Band music director and conductor. "Music is supposed to be fun,"...

2006-11-26 09:00:19

By David Venditta and Linda O'Connell, The Morning Call, Allentown, Pa. Nov. 26--Second of a three-day series "I heard the bullets whistle, and, believe me there is something charming in the sound," 22-year-old Lt. Col. George Washington wrote to his younger brother Jack on May 31, 1754. Those shots -- Washington's first brush with combat -- were fired three days earlier in a glen near southwestern Pennsylvania's Laurel Ridge. They ignited the French and Indian War and a period of...