Latest Laurel Hill Stories

2011-06-01 00:06:37

Historic West Laurel Hill is the first cemetery to make its business mobile with a cemetery app on the Samsung Galaxy Tab. Bala Cynwyd, PA (PRWEB) May 31, 2011 In an industry in which more than 80% of businesses still rely on their nineteenth century paper record-keeping systems, one business has defined the future by going mobile on the Android platform. Historic West Laurel Hill is the first cemetery to make its business mobile with a cemetery app on the Samsung Galaxy Tab. The cemetery...

2011-05-25 14:52:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., May 25, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Construction is set to begin May 31 on the new Laurel Highlands Hiking Trail bridge over the Pennsylvania Turnpike near Somerset. "Everyone involved in this project knows just how vital a new span is to the recreational enjoyment and economic vitality of the Laurel Highlands area," acting DCNR Secretary Richard J. Allan said. "The safety of all concerned -- whether hikers, snowmobiling enthusiasts, or turnpike travelers -- always...

2010-03-04 09:48:00

Lane Closures Scheduled, Traffic Stoppages Possible HARRISBURG, Pa., March 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Conservation and Natural Resources announced today that work crews have begun dismantling a bridge that, until recently, carried the Laurel Highlands Hiking Trail over the Pennsylvania Turnpike near Somerset. DCNR closed the 40-year-old span after a Dec. 17 inspection found conditions that could endanger hikers and snowmobile riders using the bridge, as well as...

2009-04-01 14:01:00

Participants to Learn about Region's Conservation Landscape Initiative, How Recreation and Focus on Nature Can Stimulate Economy HARRISBURG, Pa., April 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Community leaders from throughout the Laurel Highlands will meet for a summit later this month to discuss ways to expand the region's economy by capitalizing on its natural and cultural resources. Scheduled for April 26-27, the first Laurel Highlands Summit is part of the region's Conservation Landscape...

2008-09-29 00:00:28

By Paul g Wiegman Fall brings many changes. One of them is the return of windy days. Leaves move and flutter, ripples appear on water, and clouds sail across the sky. Where does wind come from, or, a better question, how is it created? Like nearly all energy on Earth, wind can be traced back to the sun. Wind is a form of solar energy. It begins when the sun shines on a surface -- land or water. The surface is heated by the sun and the air above the surface also is heated. Heated...

2008-07-28 06:00:45

By Kecia Bal, Tribune-Democrat, Johnstown, Pa. Jul. 28--TRENT -- As a young girl, Dixie Kelly of Rockwood would head out to the beach area at Laurel Hill State Park with her mother and sister. On Friday, she decided to take her four grandchildren there with beach balls and blankets, now that the area has been updated with new facilities. Right away, she noticed a sign warning that no lifeguards are on duty. "As long as you have parents watching, it should be OK," she said....

Word of the Day
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.