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Why Are Pittsburghers So Friendly?

Why Are Pittsburghers So Friendly?

“I was lost in Pittsburgh, and when I asked for directions, the person I stopped on the street insisted on walking me to my destination.” “My car had a flat on the Parkway, and three people stopped to help me.” “When I moved into my new home, the next door neighbors welcomed me with a cake.” Experiences like these are not infrequent when you are […]

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Pittsburgh is Going to the Dogs

Pittsburgh is Going to the Dogs

Though not Paris, where dogs seem to have free rein in the City of Lights, even going to bistros, salons, and on the metro with their owners, Pittsburgh is nonetheless a pooch-friendly city. Lewis and Clark (& Seaman) One of the earliest recorded dogs in the area was Seaman, a Newfoundland, who belonged to Captain Meriwether Lewis and accompanied Lewis and his partner, William Clark, […]

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Hospitals in Pittsburgh

Hospitals in Pittsburgh

Medical care is not something to be taken for granted.  Just as Pittsburgh’s reputation is turning from smoke and steel to one of a leader in robotics and high tech industries, so too is the City of Champions gaining a new eminence in the field of medicine. Today, Pittsburgh’s hospitals boast highly trained physicians, the latest medical procedures and treatment research, and the most up-to-date […]

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The Pennsylvania Center for Women and Politics

The Pennsylvania Center for Women and Politics

Helping Women to Seek Office If you’ve ever observed a car with a steering wheel locked in a turn, you know that the car will go nowhere but in a circle. Perhaps that’s why our government sometimes seems to be running in circles and getting nothing done–it has been turned in one direction. While the population of Pennsylvania is almost equally divided between women and […]

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Hispanics in Pittsburgh

Hispanics in Pittsburgh

At one time, finding a Hispanic in Pittsburgh was almost as rare as finding a Cleveland Browns fan in the city. But that has begun to change. Hispanic is an all-encompassing term for those with roots in Mexico, Spain, areas of the Caribbean, and Central and South America. According to the 2000 U.S. Census, there were slightly more than 11,000 Hispanics living in Allegheny County […]

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Pittsburgh-Area Museums Well Worth a Visit

Pittsburgh-Area Museums Well Worth a Visit

A trip to the museum can expand your breadth of knowledge, amaze the senses, spark your imagination, and provide hours of fun. The Pittsburgh area has a plethora of museums ranging from the world class to niche interest. The following is a list of museums in our area. For your convenience, they are grouped according to location. Pittsburgh American Jewish Museum Pittsburgh’s Jewish Community Center […]

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Pittsburgh Cultural District

Pittsburgh Cultural District

Pittsburgh has much to offer its residents and visitors.  Our cityscape rises majestically from the point of three rivers, impressive with its glittering towers and web work of bridges.  The downtown area is filled with restaurants, shops, hotels, and public parks.  The old feel of an industrial city has almost vanished.  Today Pittsburgh is not only a busy corporate center and leader in high-tech industries, […]

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The Talk of the Town: Pittsburghese

The Talk of the Town: Pittsburghese

Do you speak Pittsburghese?  Not Portugese, but Pittsburghese–the dialect and lingo spoken by native Pittsburghers.  Here’s an example. “Listen, yinz, ta this story.  Last Mundy, when I got home from dahntahn Picksburg, I redded up the hahse, worshed the clothes and did the arning, n’at.  Then I decided ta take a break coz I was gettin’ rilly hungry.  I looked ina fridge, but it needed […]

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A Trio of Museums Attracts Throngs

A Trio of Museums Attracts Throngs

When you think of museums in Pittsburgh, most likely the Carnegie Museum of Natural History, The Heinz History Center, and The Carnegie Science Center are the first ones that spring to mind. However a trio of lesser-known museums is rapidly becoming popular in their own right. The Mattress Factory, Andy Warhol Museum, and The Toonseum are both distinct and delightful in their exhibits and in […]

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Pittsburgh: We Are Family

Pittsburgh: We Are Family

During its 1979 World Championship season, the Pittsburgh Pirates adopted Sister Sledge’s hit song “We Are Family” as their theme.  The sentiment resonated throughout the community.  It seemed only appropriate, as Pittsburgh has a strong tradition of family and close-knit neighborhoods. Pittsburgh has received many accolades for its family-focused atmosphere.  Reader’s Digest magazine rated Pittsburgh the Fifth-Best Place to Raise a Family.  The magazine teamed […]

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