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Some Great Neighborhoods to Investigate When Buying a Home in Pittsburgh: The City

Some Great Neighborhoods to Investigate When Buying a Home in Pittsburgh: The City

  When you say you live in the city, images of small, older row houses with little or no yards may spring to mind, but within the city of Pittsburgh, you will find a variety of styles of homes as well as neighborhoods, each with its own personality. Here are some neighborhoods that are worth investigating if you are considering purchasing a home in the […]

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Pittsburgh-Style Thanksgiving Recipes

Pittsburgh-Style Thanksgiving Recipes

Great Ways to Prepare Some Favorite Thanksgiving Side Dishes and Pumpkin Pie! While the chefs at Popular Pittsburgh love good food, like most Pittsburghers, we are a practical lot, interested in preparing delicious dishes with the least fuss, and with ingredients that don’t require a loan from the bank. Thanksgiving is a well-known day for eating.  To help you prepare for your feast, we’ve included recipes […]

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Pittsburgh Profiles: Bill Strickland – The Solution Man

Pittsburgh Profiles: Bill Strickland - The Solution Man

“You’ve got to look like the solution, not the problem,” said Bill Strickland at a 2002 TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design) Conference in Monterey, California. For nearly 50 years, Pittsburgh native Bill Strickland has been applying his simple solution to help at-risk kids, single parents, and displaced workers visualize and achieve their dreams. According to Strickland: You solve problems by creating a world-class environment because people […]

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Thanksgiving “Turkey Tips”

Thanksgiving "Turkey Tips"

Thanksgiving is a time for friends and family to gather around a table of magnificent food. There’s a lot of pressure to deliver a Norman Rockwell masterpiece and it’s not always easy to know how. Cooking the turkey may be one of the most confusing and overwhelming parts of the Thanksgiving meal. FEMA estimates that 60% of fires on Thanksgiving Day are cooking fires.  There […]

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Hooray! It’s the Holidays in Pittsburgh! : Local Light Up Nights

Hooray! It’s the Holidays in Pittsburgh! : Local Light Up Nights

This year’s holiday season is packed tighter than Santa’s sleigh with fun events, holiday displays, and parades. From one end of Western Pennsylvania to the other, from Light Up Night until First Night, the festivities are non-stop. The following is Popular Pittsburgh’s Guide to the Holidays in Pittsburgh: Beaver County Festival of Trees Celebrating its 26th year, the Beaver County Festival of Trees is held […]

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Pittsburgh Light Up Night Events 2015

Pittsburgh Light Up Night Events 2015

What’s more fun than christening a ship with a bottle of champagne, cutting a ribbon on a new building, or unveiling a new work of art? Light Up Night in Pittsburgh! This year, the celebration’s 55th, the spectacular kickoff to the holiday season is slated for Friday, November 20. Events run from morning to night and are sure to please every member of the family. […]

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Pittsburgh’s Annual Light Up Night

Pittsburgh's Annual Light Up Night

As fall fades into winter, the hours of daylight grow short, and darkness appears to reign.  For millennia, people have been “racing against the dying of the light” by observing various festivals and religious holidays that center on light overcoming darkness.  The Romans celebrated Saturnalia, the Celts, the Winter Solstice, the Jews, Hanukkah, and the Christians, Christmas — all of these observances have light as an […]

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Pittsburgh Profiles: Rick Sebak – Pittsburgh’s Scrapbooker Extraordinaire

Pittsburgh Profiles: Rick Sebak - Pittsburgh’s Scrapbooker Extraordinaire

Watching a Rick Sebak show is like visiting your grandparents’ attic with your kindly, cool uncle. As he dusts off and opens the boxes and trunks, he gives you a little history, unearths some long-forgotten treasures, tells some great stories, and stumbles across some surprises.  And in the process, you also learn a bit about yourself. Described by some as a national treasure, a visionary […]

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The History of Light Up Night in Pittsburgh: Light Up Night Celebrates Its 55th Anniversary

The History of Light Up Night in Pittsburgh: Light Up Night Celebrates Its 55th Anniversary

At more than five decades old, Pittsburgh’s Light Up Night is looking more beautiful and luminous than ever. This year, Light Up Night celebrates its 55th birthday on Friday, November 20, with its customary tree-lighting ceremonies and fireworks that kick off the holiday season. Light Up Night wasn’t always held in winter in honor of the Christmas season, and technically, it isn’t really 55 years […]

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Pittsburgh is a Great Place to Buy a Home

Pittsburgh is a Great Place to Buy a Home

We all know Pittsburgh is a great place in which to live, but is it a great place in which to buy? The answer is a resounding “yes!” If you are looking to buy a home, Pittsburgh is a bargain for a number of reasons. The first is price. According to data collected by Trulia, the current average listing for Pittsburgh is $211,000 and the […]

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