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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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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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