Showing posts from October, 2009

Event: Laurel Highlands Visitors Bureau Annual Dinner

Events BACK: Patricia Coyle, Laurie Bryner, Heidi Ruby Miller , Marianne Skvarla; FRONT: Robin and Monica Jackson The Laurel Highlands Visitors Bureau held its annual dinner on Thursday, October 22, 2009, at the Fred M. Rogers Center on the St. Vincent College campus. The theme IT'S A WONDERFUL DAY IN OUR NEIGHBORHOOD played not only on the meeting's locale, but also the bureau's new tourism campaign: Laurel Highlands Pennsylvania - A Place of Wonder . As most of you know, I am a huge proponent for pride of place, so I smiled the entire evening, being among hundreds of like-minded people from Fayette , Somerset , and Westmoreland counties, all working toward the same goal as defined in the LHVB mission statement: "To promote and support tourism, tourism development, and the interests of the travel and hospitality industries in Pennsylvania's Laurel Highlands region..., thereby contributing to the economic growth and quality of life for the area."

Celebration: Uniontown Arts and Heritage Festival 2009

Celebrations Our friends Dave and Kris Buchanan had a booth at the 2009 Uniontown Arts and Heritage Festival . Dave was showcasing his Windy Hill Honey and his gorgeous pottery. Dave and Kris Buchanan Photo by Heidi Ruby Miller If you are looking for some new dinnerware or a wonderful gift, you can contact Dave at .

Research: Frank Lloyd Wright by Bruce Brooks Pfeiffer

Research My job as Educational Marketing Director at Frank Lloyd Wright's House on Kentuck Knob provides me access to myriad sources regarding architecture, art, history, and especially Mr. Wright . No surprise I've used those sources to research my next novel. Here's what I'm reading now to brush up on some general Wright knowledge and specifically information on the prairie style of architecture, which I need for a scene in my fourth chapter. For those of you with an interest in architecture, you'll recognize the publisher Taschen , and if your interest is specific to Frank Lloyd Wright, you'll certainly recognize author Bruce Brooks Pfeiffer .

News: Seton Hill Writers in Person and on the Shelves

News ON THE SHELVES: New York Times Bestselling Author Susan Mallery has two books out this month: Hot on Her Heels AND The Sheik and the Bought Bride IN PERSON: Ellen Spain will be discussing her new novel Secrets in the Fog: the Invisibility Project on October 6th at 7:00 PM in the Gallery Room of The Monroeville Public Library.