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2010-05-04 13:09:00

CONNELLSVILLE, Fayette County, May 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania will invest $204,000 to improve Youghiogheny River Park in Connellsville, Fayette County, Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Secretary John Quigley said today. The funds will help connect the park to the river and stabilize the river bank, and expand trail amenities along the Great Allegheny Passage including secure showers and bike-washing facilities. "For many years, communities turned their backs...

2008-09-19 00:00:16

By Chris Foreman The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy on Wednesday bought a 197- acre tract bordering Ohiopyle State Park for $760,000 in funding provided from the state Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. The property at 209 Ohiopyle Road in Stewart in Fayette County was owned by the Passavant Joint Declaration of Trust. Upon closing, the conservancy conveyed the property to DCNR as a permanent addition to the popular park, which encompasses more than 19,000 acres....

2008-09-01 00:03:06

By Barbara Hollenbaugh Twenty years ago, a group of local musicians approached the rangers at Ohiopyle State Park about holding a small concert there. The rangers agreed and the Music in the Mountains Festival was born. Barbara Wallace, naturalist at Ohiopyle, said that the mission of the festival is to "showcase local musicians and interpret the history of Ohiopyle State Park and the surrounding area." Wallace said she is pleased with the way the program has grown. "When this festival...


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  • A style of popular dance music originating along the border between Texas and Mexico, characterized by the use of accordion, drums, and 12-string bass guitar and traditionally based on polka, waltz, and bolero rhythms.
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