Ten Birds You Might See in Pittsburgh

Ten Birds You Might See in Pittsburgh

One indicator of an environment’s health is a vibrant avian population. With the abundance of wooded areas in and around Pittsburgh, it’s no wonder that according to Birding.com there were 397 species seen in Pennsylvania, making Western Pennsylvania a great place to spot our feathered friends. Most of the time, we go about our lives paying little attention to the birds around us. We tend

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Pittsburgh Steelers Greats and Their Fans Have Worn Ruts in the Road to Canton

Pittsburgh Steelers Greats and Their Fans Have Worn Ruts in the Road to Canton

The Pittsburgh Steelers’ franchise is a classic example of announcer Bob Prince’s maxim of “hidden vigorish.” According to Prince, it means that the more you lose the closer you come to winning. The Steelers’ franchise was founded in 1933, and during the years from their founding until 1972, the team did a lot of losing. They won their division only once during those nearly four

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How a Mid-Western Boy in a Dress Found a Home in Pittsburgh

How a Mid-Western Boy in a Dress Found a Home in Pittsburgh

Caustic, vulgar, outrageous, funny, charming, honest, insightful, successful, tragic, Sharon Needles could be described by any of those terms–and she could also be called a Pittsburgher. You may not be aware of it, but Pittsburgh is home to one of the most famous drag queens in the world: Sharon Needles. For a person who admits that she doesn’t feel welcome most anywhere, Needles is comfortable

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What the Heck are Constables and Does Pittsburgh Need Them?

What the Heck are Constables and Does Pittsburgh Need Them?

You’ve probably heard the term constable before, but do you know exactly what a constable is and what one does? Unless, you’ve had a run in with the law, you may not. Constables Go Way Back Constables have been around for centuries, and the term “constable” comes from the Old French word conestable meaning “steward.” The first constables were established in France at the beginning

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Should You Rent or Buy a Home in Pittsburgh?

Should You Rent or Buy a Home in Pittsburgh?

Owning a home has been an integral part of the American dream for decades, but one person’s dream can be another’s nightmare. If you are moving to the area, or simply looking for a place of your own, this question is probably preeminent in your mind: Should I rent or buy a home in Pittsburgh? Well, that depends. Each quarter, Florida Atlantic University publishes the

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Mayor Sophie Masloff

Mayor Sophie Masloff

An Unlikely Mayor Jewish, a septuagenarian, and a woman without a college education, Sophie Masloff was a mayor unlike any other Pittsburgh had seen before. While she may have been unlike any other mayor, she was quintessentially Pittsburgh. Her life embodied many of the things that define Pittsburgh and those who live here, making her one of the city’s most colorful, most memorable, and one

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