Pamela’s in the Strip: Review

Pamela’s in the Strip: Review

One spring Thursday morning my daughter and I found ourselves visiting a few stores in the Strip District. It wasn’t until 11 o’clock when we realized we hadn’t stopped for breakfast. I suggested Pamela’s. Pamela’s Diner is a famous Pittsburgh chain. They are well-known for their specialty crepe-style hotcakes. If it had been any earlier or later—or the weekend—I would not have made that suggestion.

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Spring Festivals

Spring Festivals

Festival season in the Pittsburgh area runs from early spring until late fall. There is so much fun to be had, you could spend nearly every weekend enjoying yourself at a local festival. EQT Children’s Theater Festival Held in the Cultural District each May, the Children’s Theater Festival’s mission is to continue the tradition of bringing theater to area children with live performances and free

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Finding a Forever Home: A Shelter Series Tale

Finding a Forever Home: A Shelter Series Tale

It was a dark and stormy night. A dog, lost, hungry and afraid, seeks refuge in an abandoned garage. He is eventually discovered and taken to a local pet shelter by a sympathetic police officer. And so begins the tale of Ducky, named by a shelter employee for his peculiar appearance, part Pit Bull, part Basset Hound, making him an “odd duck” indeed. The book

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Book Review: Best Seven Years of my Life

Book Review: Best Seven Years of my Life

When I began reading The Best Seven Years of My Life: The Story of an Unlikely Caregiver, co-written by George Shannon and his son Chad Patrick Shannon, it was with a sense of scepticism. It is the story of a couple from Sewickley, PA nearing retirement age whose lives are cruelly disrupted when the wife suffers several devastating strokes. Told from the viewpoint of Carol’s

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