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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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Hauntingly Good Times: Haunted Houses in Pittsburgh

Hauntingly Good Times: Haunted Houses in Pittsburgh

It’s that time of year again. The air is cooler, the leaves are changing, and darkness descends earlier. The time of year when the scratching of a branch against your bedroom window easily turns into the decaying finger of a Zombie; when silver clouds passing across a full moon provoke visions of werewolves; and shadows falling across the floor inspire thoughts of lurking monsters. At […]

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Autumn: Pittsburgh’s Best Season

Autumn: Pittsburgh’s Best Season

  When my son was a toddler, he used to watch Barney, and while I found the purple dinosaur a bit annoying, each year when the days begin to grow shorter and the cicadas commence their symphony, ironically, I find myself singing a Barney song called “I Like Autumn.” That’s because I do like this season and, for a number of reasons, I think it […]

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Millvale Riverfront Trail and Park

Millvale Riverfront Trail and Park

Pittsburgh is well-known for steel, sports, higher education and medical facilities, but what many may not expect is the great beauty the city and surrounding communities have to offer.  A perfect way to explore this natural splendor is the Three Rivers Heritage Trail.  The trail, 24 miles in length, will wind you through various neighborhoods of the city along all three of Pittsburgh’s rivers.  Popular among […]

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Enjoying Your Senior Years in Pittsburgh

Enjoying Your Senior Years in Pittsburgh

Each fall we turn back the clocks giving us an extra hour of time.  Did you know that science and medicine have turned back the clock on your life?  Yes, a recent study, which takes into consideration population and increases in life expectancy, says that 60 is the new 40.  According to Dr. Michael Roizen, chief medical wellness officer at the Cleveland Clinic, “Your chronologic […]

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The Great Allegheny Passage

The Great Allegheny Passage

When the pioneers pressed westward settling the country, some of the greatest obstacles they faced were the Allegheny Mountains.  Although not as steep and foreboding as the Rocky Mountains that settlers would later encounter as the nation grew and expanded, the older, thickly forested Allegheny Mountains of the mid-Atlantic posed problems for explorers, merchants, and homesteaders.  Centuries later, they still are formidable, but you can […]

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Pittsburgh on Two Wheels

Pittsburgh on Two Wheels

You may have seen Pittsburgh on foot, by car, from a boat, from the overlooks on Mt. Washington, or maybe even from a plane when you’ve flown over the city.  But have you ever seen it from a bicycle?  There’s something special about seeing the ‘Burgh from a bike.  Like walking, it brings you up close and personal with the city.  With the wind whipping […]

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A Crash Course on Pittsburgh

A Crash Course on Pittsburgh

If you have recently moved to the Pittsburgh area, you may be wondering how do I adapt to living here?  How do I familiarize myself with everything the region has to offer?  How do I fit in?  While Pittsburgh may seem puzzling at first, never fear, we have provided a cheat sheet for acclimating yourself to your new home, and before you know it, you’ll […]

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