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A House Divided . . . Means Great Football

A House Divided . . . Means Great Football

Penn State and Pitt Renew Their Rivalry The last time Pitt and Penn State met on the gridiron, John Paul II was pope and Bill Clinton was president. During that meeting on September 16, 2000, the Panthers defeated the Nittany Lions 12-0. On September 10, this rivalry will be renewed after a 16-year hiatus, when the teams will clash at Heinz Field for the first […]

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Randyland

Randyland

Randyland: Pittsburgh’s Kooky, Colorful Art Museum The adage advises “Bloom where you are planted.” In the case of Randy Gilson, he not only bloomed but he also painted, created, and transformed a drab, depressing neighborhood on Pittsburgh’s North Side in to a whimsical wonderland known as Randyland. A little over 30 years ago, Gilson, 59, rented an apartment in the Mexican War Streets on the […]

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Diana Napper’s Promise Benefits Pittsburgh Breast Cancer Patients

Diana Napper's Promise Benefits Pittsburgh Breast Cancer Patients

When Diana Napper makes a promise, she keeps it. In 1990, her best friend Carol Jo Weiss Friedman lost her battle with breast cancer. Before Carol Jo succumbed to the disease, Diana promised her that she would pursue a lifelong dream of designing jewelry and opening a jewelry store, selling her designs that would fund a hospice in Carol Jo’s name. Diana honored that promise […]

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Q&A with The Glimmer of Hope Founder, Diana Napper

Q&A with The Glimmer of Hope Founder, Diana Napper

In 1994, Diana Napper founded The Glimmer of Hope, a nonprofit dedicated to finding a cure for breast cancer,. She began this foundation to honor a promise she made to her friend Carol Jo Weiss Friedman before she lost her battle with breast cancer. Initially, Diana had designed a small piece of jewelry, a Swarovksi teardrop pin capped with a pearl to symbolize hope over […]

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Breast Cancer and Young Women–What You Need to Know

Breast Cancer and Young Women--What You Need to Know

In 2004, nearly a quarter million women were diagnosed with breast cancer in the United States. Of them, approximately 15 percent were women of reproductive age. While the majority of women who are diagnosed with breast cancer are older, the troubling part is that when younger women are diagnosed with the disease, it is usually found in a more advanced stage and the tumors are […]

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Summer Recipes

Summer Recipes

Welcome to Popular Pittsburgh’s “Summer Recipes” Section! A perfect place to find that easy to follow recipe sure to put the Zing in your Spring. We will continue to add new delicious choices over time, so stop back often to see the latest!   Check out our latest recipes! Roasted Carrots I love recipes that have just a few ingredients, that take just a few steps, […]

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The Duquesne Incline: Pittsburgh’s City Treasure

The Duquesne Incline: Pittsburgh’s City Treasure

The term “national treasure” is often bandied about when talking about monuments such as the Statue of Liberty, Mount Rushmore, or the Washington Monument. Is there such a thing as a city treasure, and if so, does Pittsburgh have one? The Duquesne Incline: a Pittsburgh Treasure Certainly, there are special buildings and places that are undeniably Pittsburgh like the Block House, the Cathedral of Learning, […]

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Credit unions or banks?

Credit unions or banks?

  What’s the Difference Between a Credit Union and a Bank – (and Where Should I Keep My Money)? Credit unions or banks? It’s not a case of “you say po-tay-to, I say po-tah-to.” They are not the same things just with different names. But what are those differences? Both credit unions and banks offer many of the same services and products, but their structures and […]

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Pittsburgh Profiles: Elsie Hillman – A Woman Unafraid of Going Into the Trenches

Pittsburgh Profiles: Elsie Hillman - A Woman Unafraid of Going Into the Trenches

Elsie Hillman-A Woman Unafraid of Going into the Trenches If Pittsburgh were to have a royal family, it would have to be the Hillmans. But unlike Queen Elizabeth, who is a benign figure head presiding over ribbon-cuttings, the late Elsie Hillman, the grande dame of Pittsburgh’s most prominent family, donned a headband instead of a crown and went into the trenches to make a difference […]

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Dad – The “Real” Indispensable Man

Dad - The "Real" Indispensable Man

It always pierced like a knife to the heart. When my children were young, I taught third grade religion class at my church. Each year, when I asked the students if they had any prayer requests, at least one or two children would respond:  Please pray that God will make my daddy visit me. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, 24 million children — 1 out […]

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