Marinades for Dinner and More

This venue is quickly becoming a favorite for its Sunday Brunch and Dinner. Fresh ideas and homemade food each week pleasing your appetite for good home style cooking and atmosphere at very reasonable prices. Always casual and BYOB. Open for events and every Sunday for Brunch from 10-3 and Dinner from 3-8. Events, catering, weddings, celebrations, and planning made easy for you at our location or yours. Seating up to 125. Outdoor pavilion. Bed and Breakfast rooms available, up to 8 for events. View the WEBSITE for catering ideas and events open to anyone who likes to have fun! Located at 327 Mt. View Road, Donegal, PA 15628  724-221-5793

Directions: From Turnpike exit 9 go east on Route 31 1 mile, turn right on Mt. View at the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices office, go about 1 mile, on right.


Nemacolin 5 Alarm Chili Cook-off June 13, 2015

Nemacolin Chili Cookoff

Compete in the Restaurant Division of Nemacolin’s annual Five Alarm Mountain Madness Chili Cook-off

Have you been told that your restaurant has the BEST chili? PROVE IT by registering for the Restaurant Division at Nemacolin’s 6th Annual Five Alarm Mountain Madness Chili Cook-Off! Winner will receive Bragging Rights, an Award Plaque and a One-Night Nemacolin Stay with $150 in Resort Spending Credits. For more information, contact Ashli Mazer-Workman by email or by phone at 724-329-6387.


General Store and Pie Shoppe

General Store and Pie Shoppe Donegal PA 15628

You drive by these shops on your way to either resort and on your way home at the Donegal Turnpike Exchange!! They are right after the Prudential Realty office on the right hand of the road in Donegal (across from Rustic Lodge Furniture). If you haven’t stopped you are missing a great time! The Old General Store offers candies, treats, and tons of surprises and gifts for all ages! Looking for home made rolls, bread, pies or any sweet confection you can find it at the Country Pie Shoppe (Abe loves the maple crawlers)! Stop and see for yourself we believe you’ll be back!


Lifestyles Map in Information Tab

Laurel Highlands Living has a activities and life style mapping feature on the activities page in the Information Tab. This map uses google maps for its backdrop and adds local dining, activities, entertainment, and attractions. The default map opens with these amenities already loaded, but users can expand the map to included information about schools, zip codes, shopping, and much more. Any vendor who would like to be on this map and is not can enter their information on, the source for the activities information.
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Sarnellis Corner Market Jones Mills PA

Sarnelli’s Corner has provided Jones Mills, PA and its surrounding areas with all of its shopping needs for over 33 years. Located on the corner of Routes 31 & 711 South, they have 3 separate stores that offer many items, including food and market goods, import and domestic beer sales, and a large wine cellar featuring local Pennsylvania wines.

From beer sales to delicious homemade foods, this family owned and operated business has everything that you may need in one convenient location. Hours are 7AM to 11PM 7 days a week.

For more information go to their website


Smart Growth Newsletter Highlights Latrobe

The latest newsletter from Smart Growth, a community planning and develop group, highlights the local city of Latrobe. If you didn’t know, this is the home of Arnold Palmer, golfer, and St. Vincent College, where the Pittsburgh Steelers start the football season. Here is a link to the city site. Latrobe


Kitchen on Main

Many of you have enjoyed a meal at Out of the Fire Cafe in the Laurel Highlands. It’s right before the Prudential Preferred Realty office if you’re coming from the Donegal Turnpike headed to either Hidden Valley or Seven Springs resort. We are very excited to share that they now have another eatery in downtown Ligonier. It’s called The Kitchen on Main, 136 East Main St. Ligonier, PA 15658  (724-238-4199).

It’s a completely different dining experience! Breakfast hours are Tuesday – Friday  7am-11am and weekends 7am-3pm Lunch Hours are Tuesday – Sunday 11am- 3pm. They will also host private parties inthe evening. We had the breakfast tocos and bacon that was out this world!! Can’t wait to go back and try some more!!




Ligonier 29th annual Festival of Lights Dec 3 to 11, 2011

The Ligonier Valley Historical Society invites you to visit the 29th annual Festival of Lights Dec 3rd through the 11th, noon to 7:00pm daily.  Located in the Ligonier Valley Town Hall Community Room at 120 East Main St.  The winter wonderland is a display of trees, wreaths and stars decorated by local families, businesses and groups.  These items are for sale and may be picked up at the close of the festival.  In addition to the exhibit, there is a raffle table and a holiday boutique filled with a wide variety of items.  The Festival of Lights is the major fundraising event for the Ligonier Valley Historical Society.  Proceeds benefit the many projects of the Society.  Admission is $4 for adults and $1 for children.  For more information please call 724-238-6818 or visit us on the web at


Laurel Highlands Events for this weekend

 This is a repost of the Laurelville blog. Enjoy.

Here is some events this weekend  in Pennsylvania’s Laurel Highlands. So whether you’re staying here at Laurelville, a local resident or just passing through, be sure to check out some of the wonders in
our own backyard.

October 21

Pianos International (Garden & Civic Center, Greensburg,

Enjoy this traveling rock ‘n’ roll comedy piano show featuring
pianists Noel Leaman and Dan Louisell. Both acclaimed musicians, Leaman and
Louisell will entertain you with a high-energy show filled with rock and pop
hits, good humor and plenty of audience participation to go around.

Tickets are $22 (includes two drinks) and can be
purchased in advance ( or 724-836-8000) or at
the door.

October 22

Reunion Vocal Band
(Laurelville Mennonite Church Center, Mt. Pleasant, Pa.)
We’re hosting a free benefit concert with Reunion Vocal
Band, an ensemble of Mennonite musicians known for their strong vocal harmonies
and energy-driven music. RVB plays their own original songs as well as favorite
hits from the 60s and 70s, covering genres such as rock, folk, country, blues
and gospel.

Admission is free. Donations will be accepted for
improvements to our Meetinghouse sounds and lighting systems. The concert will
begin at 7 p.m.; doors open at 6:30. Visit for more information.

October 23

PA Arts &
Crafts Christmas Festival (Washington, Pa.)

Visit Pennsylvania’s top-rated Christmas craft show at the Washington
County Fairgrounds. You’ll find over 200 arts and crafts vendors with wares for
all of your holiday decorating needs.

Entrance costs  $6.00 ($5.50 for seniors 65 and
over;  $1.00 for kids 6-12;  free admission for kids under 6). Find a discount
coupon and more information at

Also, be sure to check out the Laurel Highlands Podcast. This week’s episode features a conversation with Mason Yates from Out of the Fire Cafe, one the finest restaurants in the Laurel

The Laurel Highlands Podcast is produced weekly by Laurelville Mennonite
Church Center and highlights things to do and places to visit in the region.


Hidden Valley Spring Mardi Gras March 6/7

Repost from the last Hidden Valley Newsletter

Mardi Gras Spring Carnival

The Big Easy is coming to Hidden Valley Resort March 5 & 6!

Hidden Valley will be transformed into a festive Mardi Gras celebration during the Spring Carnival Sat. March 5 and Sun. March 6, 2011.

Enjoy the sights and sounds of Mardi Gras Avenue (Ski Lodge Plaza) where you’ll find music, exciting games, strolling entertainers, balloon art, and face painting.

Show your colors in the
Mardi Gras Parade!
You are invited to participate in the highlight of the Spring Carnival a Mardi Gras Parade
at 12:30 on Saturday.

Flex your creative muscles and dress up in your best Mardi Gras garb, colorful clothes or just wear a mask! 

Families, ski clubs and groups can  build a themed float for the parade Everyone who enters will be registered in our prize drawing and the Best Entry
will win the Grand Prize — a $100 Hidden Valley gift card.   All entrants will have a chance to win two tickets to Shrek the Musical (compliments of WTAE TV), or a Carnival Prize Pack donated by our sponsors!
Drawing will be held following the parade.

There will also be a wine dinner, snow golf, obstacle course, kid’s races, snow rafting and lots more! A full schedule of Spring Carnival events can be found on the Hidden Valley Resort website.

Make plans today to visit Hidden Valley to celebrate the arrival of spring before the snow — and ski season — disappears!


What is available at 7 Springs for 2011

Here is a quick recap of what is available at the Springs for the 2011 Ski Season. For more detail go to THEIR WEBSITE.

Skiing: 285 acres of slopes and trails on a 2995 mountain with a 750 foot drop. Snowmaking on all slopes, 5 terrain parks with the #1 rated East Coast half pipe and terrain park by Transworld Snowboarding readers.

Winter Activities: Tubing park, snowcat rides, snowshoe tours, sleigh rides, snowmobile fides, UTV tours, Sporting Clays, and more.

Inside activities: Game room, Spa, swimming, miniature golf, bowling, fitness room, racquetball, roller skating, shops and boutiques.

Dining: More than a dozen restaurants and eateries from speciality, buffet, and fine dining.

Apre Ski: 4 bars and lounges to include the kicking Foggy Goggle.

Lodging: Main lodge hotel and on ground properties with shuttle service up to 4 Bedrooms.

Cold temps and steady snowmaking have conditions about as good as they get. SKI YAA.


Ski Swap Sunday, Thanksgiving Buffet

Sun, November 21, 2010 @ 12:30PM

Are you looking to sell some of your old gear? Dust it off and bring it to the Mon Valley Ski Swap at Seven Springs Resort. If you’re looking to buy some new gear, then head to the Ski Swap! Buy or sell – this sale has it all – skis, poles, snowboards, boots, bindings, clothing and more!

 The sale will be held in the Maple Room in the Ski Lodge. Merchandise check-in will be between 8:30 – 11:30 a.m. The sale opens at 12:30 p.m. and closes at 3:30 p.m. All merchandise must be picked-up by 4 p.m. or items will be donated to charity. Vendors who are not members of the MVSC will be charged a $5 seller fee in addition to the 15% commission.

 For more information, please call (866) 703-7625.

Click here to download ski swap forms.

For more activities at Seven Springs Resort go to their website.

November 25, 2010 Hidden Valley Resort

Celebrate the holiday with your family enjoying a bountiful feast at Hidden Valley. 
For reservations, please call 814-443-8000 ext. 346 or visit their website.

Clock Tower Restaurant
11 a.m. – 3 p.m.   
$19.95 per adult
$7.95 ages 6 – 11
5 and under free

The Thanksgiving Buffet will feature:

  • Carving station featuring roasted turkey with cranberry sauce
  • Homemade Pumpkin Soup
  • Full Salad Bar with Pistachio Salad, Macaroni Salad, Potato Salad
  •  Baked Broccoli Alfredo w/ Penne Pasta
  • Sour Cream Scalloped Potatoes
  • Peppered Mashed Potatoes w/ Gravy
  • Homemade Apple Walnut Stuffing
  • Homemade Traditional Stuffing
  • Baked Ham with a Honey Peach Glaze
  • Green Bean Casserole
  • Buttered Corn Cobbetes
  • Sweet Potatoes with Marshmallows and Brown Sugar
  • Kid’s Station: Fries, Mac & Cheese, Chicken Tenders and
    Corn Dog Bites 


Assorted Fall Flavored selection of Cakes, Pies & Chocolate Fountain with dippers


Out of the Fire Cafe

Out of the Fire SignOut of the Fire Café

 This café specializes in gourmet eats in a casual atmosphere with a beautiful view of the Laurel Highlands.  In 1974, before Omega-3 fatty acid was a household term, before smoking food was a take-home technique and before smoked salmon was regularly seen outside the Pacific Northwest, Jeff Fryer had his first taste of the flavorful pink flesh that locals in Vancouver called “candy” At 24, he was a convert, and he would continue to search for that rich, bold flavor for years to come.

 Growing up on the lakes of Wisconsin and learning to fly fish in the American Rockies, Jeff had always taken pleasure in casting a line. At the same time, he was finding he had a knack in the kitchen. Fishing for salmon in Washington State and the Great Lakes Region was always a favorite hobby, and soon Jeff was blending his two passions. After years of tinkering in the kitchen and surprising friends with unique gourmet fare, he finally began to pursue cooking full time in 2003.

 “I’m easily my biggest critic,” says the fisher-chef. “I’m looking for a very specific blend of flavors.” Indeed, the curing process alone has taken years to perfect. Jeff prides himself on composing bites that excite every taste bud. “An explosion of flavor means you’ve got a wide range-sweet, salty, tart, and back to sweet again.” At last the “candy” that hooked the 24 year old kid is making its way across the country, one excited mouth at a time.

 We eat here all the time and encourage you to visit and try their extensive menu. Closed Monday and Tuesday, OPEN Wednesday and Thursday 12 to 8, Friday and Saturday 12 to 9, Sunday 11 to 8. BYOB.

Café is located on the right side of Route 31 East about 1 mile from the Donegal Turnpike exit. Reservations  strongly recommended. 3784 State Route 31, Donegal PA 15628 724-593-4200


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