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Pittsburgh: Looking for Love in All the Right Places

Pittsburgh: Looking for Love 						in All the Right Places

We all know Virginia is for lovers and that everyone loves New York, but what about Pittsburgh’s relationship with love? Would it make your Valentine’s Day special?  You may be surprised to learn the Pittsburgh region is a veritable Paris in Pennsylvania. World Record Largest Wedding Vow Renewal To celebrate the city’s 250th birthday in 2008, 629 couples renewed their marriage vows, setting a new

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Neighborhood Notes: Punxsutawney, PA – “Punxsutawney Phil: Often Imitated, Never Duplicated”

Neighborhood Notes: Punxsutawney, PA - "Punxsutawney Phil: Often Imitated, Never Duplicated"

He has no weather radar, no weather maps, no wind speed meters, yet Punxsutawney Phil is the most famous weather prognosticator in the land. Others, like Staten Island Chuck from New York City, General Beauregard Lee from Lilburn, Georgia, and Buckeye Chuck from Marion, Ohio have tried to swipe some of Phil’s forecasting fame. Phil is an original. He is often imitated, but never duplicated.

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Pittsburgh Networking

Pittsburgh Networking

For me, networking is about finding the people and firms that I would like to do business with and also recommend to my clients and associates. Tom Pollard – CEO, Popular Pittsburgh   Pittsburgh Entrepreneurs Need to Get the Word Out Seasoned business people know what they need to do to accomplish their goals. While always tweaking their marketing approach, they have a good idea about

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Snow Day, Pittsburgh-Style

Snow Day, Pittsburgh-Style

As the snow falls steadily and begins to accumulate, you scan the television, scroll through websites, or turn your ear toward the radio, waiting.  Then there it is.  What you’ve been waiting for–the cancellation.  It’s a snow day!  A perfectly legal excuse for changing your regular routine and enjoying one of winter’s special gifts. While the rich may fire up their private jets for a

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Real vs. Artificial Christmas Tree: Which Do You Prefer?

Real vs. Artificial Christmas Tree: Which Do You 						Prefer?

Do you prefer a real tree or an artificial one? The elves at Popular Pittsburgh have both and wanted to pass along some of the pros and cons of each one for you to consider before you start to decorate for the holidays. Real Tree Pros Real trees are the genuine article and are traditional. They smell better than a plastic tree, bringing that fresh,

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Cutting Down Your Own Christmas Tree in the Pittsburgh Area

Cutting Down Your Own Christmas Tree in the 						Pittsburgh Area

Nothing smells more like Christmas than the scent of a freshly cut tree, and for making holiday memories, nothing surpasses loading the family into the car and visiting a nearby tree farm or nursery to chop down your own tree. One thing to keep in mind when visiting a tree farm is to dress for the weather, paying special attention to footwear. You may want to

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Ethnic Holiday Traditions Pittsburgh-Style

Ethnic Holiday Traditions 						Pittsburgh-Style

Pittsburgh was diverse before that term became a buzz word. Early immigrants to the city primarily came from Europe, while today’s immigrants come from all over the world, making the city a proverbial melting pot. When new arrivals settled here, they were faced with a dilemma — how to assimilate yet retain a connection to the culture they had left behind. One way to preserve

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Jewish Immigrants Have Found a Home in Pittsburgh

Jewish Immigrants Have Found a 						Home in Pittsburgh

An examination of the long history of the Jewish people reveals one of immigration to many lands across the globe. Over the millennia, whether by force, such as during the Babylonian captivity, or by necessity, because of persecution, the Diaspora has left the world with communities of Jews scattered all over the world. Pittsburgh is no exception as Jewish people have lived here since the

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Some Great Neighborhoods to Investigate When Buying a Home in Pittsburgh

Some Great Neighborhoods to Investigate When Buying a Home in Pittsburgh

  Some Great Neighborhoods to Investigate When Buying a Home For many years Pittsburgh has been touted as a great place to live and great place in which to buy a home. But where is the best place for you to buy a home in the Pittsburgh area? That depends upon what you want. Do you desire a neighborhood that’s urban, suburban, or rural? Are

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Some Great Neighborhoods to Investigate When Buying a Home in Pittsburgh: Northern Suburbs

Some Great Neighborhoods to Investigate When Buying a Home in Pittsburgh: Northern Suburbs

  When Interstate 279 North was completed, the area north of the city experienced a housing boom. In the north, you can find communities that mimic urban areas to classic suburban neighborhoods, to rural communities. Below are some deserving a closer look. McCandless The town of McCandless is only 16.4 square miles, but it is packed with amenities from nearby North Park to LaRoche College,

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