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Popular Pittsburgh’s Guide to Area Breweries

Popular Pittsburgh's Guide to Area Breweries

Pittsburgh has often been characterized as a “shot and a beer town.” With the proliferation of so many small breweries in the area, the city today might be more aptly called “a shot and a craft beer town.” Pittsburghers have always loved beer (See Tapping into Pittsburgh’s Beer Scene), but the brewers in the area have undergone several transformations. In the late 1800s, there were

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The Best of Beaver County

The Best of Beaver County

Pittsburgh isn’t the only place located on a river that’s burnishing its image. We’ve all heard the accolades that keep coming in for Pittsburgh, but just down the Ohio River from Pittsburgh is Beaver County. And this county is booming and is poised to become an even bigger player in region. From literary festivals to recreation to a resurgent economy, this neighboring county to the

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Concussion Protocol

Concussion Protocol

Dr. Bennet Omalu’s Research in Pittsburgh Launched a Revolution Sadly, it’s become a routine occurrence as more and more well-known athletes reveal that they believe they have chronic traumatic encephalopathy. CTE, a brain disease, its discovery, and the fallout from those findings all tie back to Pittsburgh. If you have seen the critically acclaimed 2015 movie Concussion starring Will Smith, you know that pathologist Dr.

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How to Choose the Right Home Care Provider

How to Choose the Right Home Care Provider

Most people would prefer to age in their own home or have their parent remain in their own home rather than being forced to move to a senior facility. Fortunately, there are many more options today to help keep you or your loved one living happily and safely at home. Services can range from performing light housekeeping to private duty nursing. With so many resources

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The Sweet Life: Pittsburgh’s Best Bakeries

The Sweet Life: Pittsburgh's Best Bakeries

As immigrants flocked to Pittsburgh and settled into neighborhoods, most of those new communities had a bakery, often owned by a baker who had brought their scrumptious recipes for baked goods from the old country. As time went on and supermarkets, with their own in-store bakeries, came into fashion, many of those local, family-owned bakeries closed. A few of those treasured bakeries survived, and in

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Almond Toffee

Almond Toffee

This is a wonderful treat and makes quite a bit. I have given it as gifts during the holidays. One caution–unless you like taking risk, use a candy thermometer. If you don’t have one, invest in one. It is very easy to burn the toffee and ruin the whole batch. Ingredients:

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Richard King Mellon – The Silent Partner of Pittsburgh’s Renaissance

Richard King Mellon - The Silent Partner of Pittsburgh's Renaissance

Often when a name is so well-known, the person bearing that name lives in the shadow of its prestigious reputation. That would be the case of Richard King Mellon. Since the mid-1800s, the name Mellon has been a household one associated with wealth. Mellon’s Banking Background Thomas Mellon, Richard King Mellon’s, grandfather, established the private bank T. Mellon and Sons in 1869. His son Andrew

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Patrice Matamoros Keeps Pittsburgh in the Running

Patrice Matamoros Keeps Pittsburgh in the Running

Runners know all about pushing through the pain to achieve their dreams, but the true measure of champions is how they react when their dream is stripped from them. Such was the case with Patrice Matamoros. A champion high school runner in Montana, had hopes of competing in the Olympics, but a devastating injury she suffered while in college ended her running career. She could

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Alpha House Offers Hope for Substance Abusers

Alpha House Offers Hope for Substance Abusers

If you pay any attention to the news, you know that the country, including Pittsburgh, is facing an epidemic of substance abuse and addiction. It seems that a day doesn’t go by without a horrendous report of parents overdosing in the presence of their distraught children, young people dying from an overdose, or of crimes being committed while under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

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How to Choose the Best Summer Camp

How to Choose the Best Summer Camp

Many factors go into choosing a summer camp. The best place to start is with your child. If you want your him or her to be the proverbial “happy camper,” then the selection of a camp should be a joint decision made by you and your child. Fortunately, there are many more options than in days gone by when you simply sent your child to

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