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What First Graders Know About Dental Health

What First Graders Know About Dental Health

By Dr. Jonathan Kolher, D.D.S. For the past few years in February (Dental Health Awareness Month) my staff and I head out to local schools to speak to first graders about dental health. We go over brushing and flossing, review what goes on at a typical dental office appointment, talk about how we prevent the spread of germs, and discuss healthy eating. After our little […]

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Open Wide and Say Ahhh — Pittsburgh Gets a Checkup

Open Wide and Say Ahhh						-- Pittsburgh Gets a Checkup

What is the state of Pittsburgh’s health?  Not the city itself, but our residents.  How healthy are Pittsburghers? According to Bert Sperling’s Best Places website, Pittsburgh ranks 22 out of the U.S.’s top 50 most populous cities in health.  Each city was evaluated on several criteria including Mental Health, Lifestyle, Activity, Health Status, and Nutrition. Mental Health evaluated aspects such as stress level, sleep issues, […]

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Pittsburgh Sisters Working Wonders for the Poor in Haiti

Pittsburgh Sisters Working Wonders for the Poor in Haiti

McMutrie Sisters There are two kinds of people in the world: those who when they see a need, talk about doing something to satisfy it, and those who roll up their sleeves and actually get to work. Pittsburgh sisters Jamie and Ali McMutrie are of the latter stock. For nearly 14 years, the McMutries, who hail from Ben Avon, have been working in Haiti to […]

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Military Connections – Supporting our Troops

Military Connections - Supporting our Troops

Military Connections is a non-profit corporation that sends equipment, care packages, and supplies to military personnel stationed overseas. We have been shipping boxes since 2003 and celebrated our 9th anniversary in July. We are registered as a 501 (c) (3) with the IRS so that all donations are tax deductible. History of Military Connections I started Military Connections when my brother, Eddie joined the Marine […]

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Charities Near & Dear to Pittsburghers’ Hearts 

Charities Near & Dear						to Pittsburghers’ Hearts 

One of the best things about Pittsburgh is how generous the people are who live here. Below is a list of some local and national charities that are near and dear to the hearts of Pittsburghers as well as Popular Pittsburgh. Some of these charities have been founded by people just like you. Your support of them makes the world and Pittsburgh a better place. […]

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Neighborhood Notes: West View – “West View Park”

Neighborhood Notes: 						West View - "West View Park"

I didn’t grow up under a roller coaster, like Woody Allen’s character Alvy Singer in the movie Annie Hall, but I did grow up very close to one. I grew up in West View, the home of West View Amusement Park. I was a kid in the 1960’s and 1970’s, right before the park went into decline and closed. But even in its waning days, […]

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Neighborhood Notes: Collier Township – “Nevillewood”

Neighborhood Notes: 						Collier Township - "Nevillewood"

From Poorhouse To Golfer’s Paradise – The Transformation of Woodville All that remains is a makeshift cemetery. The graves are abandoned, smothered by weeds and brush in summer, and buried by snow during winter. Tucked away in transitional space between one of Pittsburgh’s most upscale housing developments and the commercial/industrial area that supports it, there is one major gravestone, marking and commemorating the institution for […]

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Neighborhood Notes – How To Submit An Article

Neighborhood Notes - How To Submit An Article

Welcome to Neighborhood Notes – a great place to read about the many neighborhoods around Pittsburgh! We are always looking for interesting articles and information about the areas in our fair city. Whether you are a student who needs to be published, or someone with an enjoyable story to tell about your community, this may be just the place for you. While the majority of […]

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Neighborhood Notes: Somerset County – Shanksville:  “The Flight 93 Memorial”

Neighborhood Notes: 						Somerset County - Shanksville:  						"The Flight 93 Memorial"

The most striking aspect of the Flight 93 Memorial is how isolated and hauntingly quiet the crash site is. The stillness almost has a presence. Located 60 miles southeast of Pittsburgh in Stonycreek Township, near Shanksville, Pennsylvania, the memorial is an easy day trip from the city, and one that packs a profound emotional experience. The memorial is 20 miles from Exit 110, the Somerset […]

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Neighborhood Notes: Brighton Heights – “Pappy’s Flowers”

Neighborhood Notes: 						Brighton Heights -  "Pappy's Flowers"

I’ve always enjoyed my neighborhood. A few years ago, I began to notice many improvements within the area, and realized that the Brighton Heights Citizens Federation was largely behind them. The BHCF has impacted Brighton Heights in the same way that other good civic organizations have added value to the neighborhoods they represent. I decided to attend one of their monthly meetings to show my […]

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