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Popular Pittsburgh’s Guide to Pumpkin Patches, Corn Mazes, and Fall Festivities

Popular Pittsburgh's Guide to Pumpkin Patches, Corn Mazes, and Fall Festivities

When the air becomes chilly and the leaves begin to turn, everyone knows it’s pumpkin time in Pittsburgh! While you were having fun during the summer, farmers in the area were tending to their patches to ensure a plentiful crop of pumpkins for you to enjoy this harvest season. Whether you head east, west, north, or south of Pittsburgh, you will find a farm eager […]

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Too Many Chiefs?

Too Many Chiefs?

  Does Allegheny County Have Too Many Redundancies in Law Enforcement? While everyone grumbles about paying taxes, we know that taxes are necessary. They fund our government, support our municipal services, and pay for law enforcement. The costs for all of those things seem to keep escalating, which drives taxes up, which unfortunately, sends some people fleeing for friendlier tax regions. Allegheny County has experienced […]

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Loving the Laurel Highlands

Loving the Laurel Highlands

Loving the Laurel Highlands There’s something invigorating about heading to Steelers training camp in Latrobe and watching the players work out in the shadow of the majestic Laurel Highlands. But if your experience of this area, which neighbors Pittsburgh, is only what you’ve seen at camp, then you are missing out on some spectacular beauty, awesome historic sites, and amazing attractions. The Laurel Highlands, the […]

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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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Guide to Area Summer Camps in Pittsburgh

Guide to Area Summer Camps in Pittsburgh

With warm weather, school out of session, and less responsibilities, who doesn’t love summer?  If truth be told, sometimes all that freedom can lead to that dreaded lament of children, “I’m bored.” There’s no need to be bored with all the wonderful summer camps in our area to choose from-everything from arts camps to zoo camps.  The following is a list of camps to enrich […]

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Where to Sled Ride Around Pittsburgh

Where to Sled Ride Around Pittsburgh

In Pittsburgh, We Sled Ride We know Pittsburghers have a unique way of speaking. Apparently, even when it comes to describing having fun in the snow, Pittsburghers are a bit unusual. While it’s perfectly normal for people to go “sled riding” here when we get a snowfall, it seems that most of the country goes “sledding.” Whether you call it sled riding or sledding, there’s […]

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Visiting Pittsburgh for the Holidays

Visiting Pittsburgh for the Holidays

Canonsburg, Pennsylvania, native Perry Como sang the Christmas classic, “There’s No Place Like Home for the Holidays,” and having your family home for a holiday visit to Pittsburgh is one of the reasons we love this time of year so much. But Benjamin Franklin, another famous Pennsylvanian, also cautioned that, “Guests, like fish, begin to smell after three days.” Let’s be honest, there’s something to […]

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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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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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