Cornerstone’s headquarters located at the first Greene County Courthouse, has its own genealogy to share with anyone who comes to the restored log courthouse and its research annex looking for a lost relative or a family attached to a gas and oil lease.
When it comes to counting birds, a lot depends on the weather. But it also depends on volunteers to grab their binoculars and notepads heading for the great outdoors to become citizen scientists for a day.
Wine in the garden is a winning combination – from warm spring afternoons until the last bright days of fall. Add a drive on country roads to “shop local” for what you need to lounge and sip in your own backyard and the magic of that moment is complete.
Back then, a college education included rolling up your sleeves and helping build whatever wall the college needed. Professor Alfred Miller put his students to work on the college expansion of the 1870s. They built a reservoir in the commons by digging clay that was used to make the 1,400,012 bricks for Miller Hall.
When the rain takes the leaves off the trees in November, it’s time to put on some fluorescent orange and proceed with caution – it’s hunting season. Now as winter approaches and trees stand bare, it’s time to head for nature’s very own shooting ranges and re-calibrate the skills needed when firearms deer season officially opens after Thanksgiving.
Steal a kiss, take a selfie and enjoy the drive between these sturdy bits of the past that have survived floods, vandals and time itself to tell the story of 19th century rural America. They can all be driven through – one lane only. Interestingly, it’s the movement of the traffic that gives life to the old wooden beams, stretching them and keeping them supple. Legend has it that kisses have been stolen in them, far from prying eyes.
History can be full of surprises and sometimes even a mystery or two. Maybe even a ghost. Greene County Historical Society has all of this and more.
Friendly, polite, easy to raise, and downright adorable are just some of the qualities that bring families out to take the Lippencott Alpaca tour, offered year-round at Hawkins Farm in Lippincott, Pennsylvania. In a field full of fuzzy alpacas, one will find plenty of elbowroom, as the animals cluster around to be learned from and admired.
But the real story of this little county airport and others of its kind scattered across America, is how many kids stopped by to check out the planes and ended up becoming pilots. There’s that magic age of twelve to fifteen years when the young mind is in flux, waiting for the right adventure to become the passion that the career of a lifetime can be built around.
Greene County’s love of farmers markets gives visitors another excursion during the road trip. Add picking up local produce and baked goods from among your stops at Thistlethwaite Vineyards for wine, Shields Nursery for plants, and Waynesburg Milling Company to pick up a gift made by a local artisan. Once you taste fresh picked tomatoes, you’ll be glad you did.