Kick-Start the Fall Season with these October Events

Experience a long-standing Washington County tradition while supporting the Mt. Pleasant Township VFC at the Hickory Apple Festival. Enjoy live entertainment, nearly 100 unique crafters, and live demonstrations of skills from blacksmithing to wood turning at this celebration of all things apple…

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Pumpkin Spice & Everything Nice

As summer days come to an end, the pumpkins get the Fairy Godmother treatment. A wave of her magic wand and the aromatic combination of cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, and ginger takes a once ordinary latte and makes it taste like fall! Whether iced or hot, you cannot beat a PSL on a September morning…

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Eat Like A Local: Best Spots in Southpointe

Within the past 5 years a new social spot full of restaurants, cafés and bars has sprung up in Washington County—Southpointe. Conveniently located right next to I-79, Southpointe is a must when looking for either a quick bite, a perfect lunch meeting spot or an evening dining experience for a…

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Most #Instagramable Places in Washington County

Let’s face it: we’re all guilty of looking for the perfect places to take a #selfie when we are exploring unfamiliar areas and even finding new spots in the towns we were born and raised in. With that being said, we know how big of a challenge it is to find the best spots to get that perfect…

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September Events You Won't Want to Miss

The first West Alexander Fair was held in 1906 and highlighted horse races as featured events. The landscape of county fairs and its entertainment offering have certainly changed since then, but they still offer family fun close to home. The West Alexander Fair is a country fair with agricultural…

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Bee Allergy Free - Where to buy local honey

"A teaspoon of honey is worth more to the bee than a barrel of gold,” via Matshona Dhliwayo. With a variety of options and some very credible local farmers, our community is a central hub for honey lovers near and far. Some believe that local honey can help with seasonal allergies. Luckily, for…

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A Ride to Remember: Trolleys and the Fair

At a time when people walked or rode horse-drawn carriages to get to their destinations, streetcars meant increased speed and comfort, as well as decreased travel time. It meant that people could live further from their workplace and travel to entertainment sites. People rode to all sorts of…

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August Events You Won't Want to Miss

History Roars to Life! The National Pike Steam Gas, and Horse Association, was created in 1980 by five men, Bob Livingston, Dean Red, Linsey Gillis, Thomas Weaver, and Ed Neal, who donated five acres of land to begin the show. Dean Red used a dozer of his to make a road into the show grounds…

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