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Andy Warhol—A Pittsburgher at the Core

Andy Warhol—A Pittsburgher at the Core

Andy Warhol was an artist, a celebrity, a cultural icon, an eccentric, and at heart, a Pittsburgher.  While many people associate Warhol with the jet set and locations like New York City and Hollywood, most fail to realize how much of a Pittsburgher Warhol was. Andy Warhola (he began to drop the “a” from his last name while in college) was born on August 6,

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An Icelandic Vacation

An Icelandic Vacation

By Scot Noel   Our Trip Begins It’s mid-September, 2017, and we are on our way to vacation in Reykjavik, Iceland. WOW Airlines, which operates direct flights from Pittsburgh to Reykjavik, has some really good prices. My wife Jane and I heard about tours to Iceland becoming very popular, and when we mentioned it to friends and relatives, we quickly ended up with a little

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Henry Clay Frick and His Mark on Pittsburgh

Henry Clay Frick and His Mark on Pittsburgh

The Frick Building, Frick Park, Frick Fine Arts Building, the Frick Environmental Center—industrialist Henry Clay Frick certainly left his mark on Pittsburgh, but some may consider that mark to be more of a black eye. Frick is probably the most controversial businessman ever to operate in Pittsburgh. Even he acknowledged his unscrupulous nature, when former partner and then enemy, Andrew Carnegie, on his deathbed, asked

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Making Senior Money Last

Making Senior Money Last

  By: Tom Pollard My father served in the Navy throughout the South Pacific during World War II, and when the war ended, he returned to Homestead, Pennsylvania, and labored in the mills for 30 years.  At age 65, my dad celebrated his well-deserved retirement—then went right back to work.  With his pension ravaged by the collapse of the steel industry and with a family

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To Succeed in Business, You Need a Team

To Succeed in Business, You Need a Team

By Janice Palko According to the Small Business Administration, a business that started in 2004 had a 78.9 percent chance of lasting one year. However, that same business had a less than 50-50 chance (48.9 percent) of making it to the five-year mark. There are many reasons why a business may fail, believing you can launch, maintain, or expand a business without any help is

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Fallingwater: Natural Living Extraordinaire

Fallingwater: Natural Living Extraordinaire

By: Janice Lane Palko There is something embedded into the human psyche that makes us long to be one with nature. It’s why we built tree houses when we were kids, why we go camping, and why we drive hundreds of miles to spend time next to the ocean.  Frank Lloyd Wright tapped into that longing when he designed Fallingwater. Fallingwater is regarded as one

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Across The Sea to Ireland

Across The Sea to Ireland

By: Janice Lane Palko According to EPIC , the Irish Emigration Museum, there are 70 million people worldwide who claim Irish ancestry and heritage. Recent census information reveals that one in six Pittsburghers claim Irish ancestry. With so many having green roots, chances are you may be Irish or know someone who is, and you may also be wondering what it would be like to

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Entrepreneurs You Should Know in the Pittsburgh Region

Entrepreneurs You Should Know in the Pittsburgh Region

Our Entrepreneur of the month: Jane Noel wants to help you with online marketing and designing. From writers and business coaches to tech companies, Pittsburgh is home to a growing number of entrepreneurs. If you are an entrepreneur and would like to see your business featured below, please contact us for details at: info@popularpittsburgh.com. TeamRenoPittsburgh Michel Wright and Jeff Philibin are lenders specializing in Renovation

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