If you’re new to Pittsburgh, you must have these things on your to-do list

If you're new to Pittsburgh, you must have these things on your to-do list

Pittsburgh has been rated as one of the top 5 cities in the USA for having an active lifestyle. Thus, if you have newly moved to the city, there’s a lot that you can explore! Placed amidst a number of rivers and dotted with innumerable art galleries, museums, and parks, this city has a lot at its disposal in terms of adventure and outdoor activities.

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The River Islands of Pittsburgh

The River Islands of Pittsburgh

Aruba, Jamaica, ooh I want to take ya. Bermuda, Bahama com on pretty mama. Kelargo montego, baby why don’t we go to Fourteen Mile Island…wait. That’s not how the 1988 song Kokomo by the Beach Boys goes, but we do have islands in the Pittsburgh area, and although they may not be tropical paradises, they have interesting histories. The Allegheny River has the greatest number

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Donnie Iris – King Cool of Rock n’ Roll

Donnie Iris – King Cool of Rock n' Roll

While Elvis may have been The King, Donnie Iris has established himself as Pittsburgh’s King Cool of Rock and Roll. For more than five decades Donnie Iris, who grew up in Ellwood City with the name Dominic Ierace, has been entertaining fans, and he continues to rock on. The son of Samuel and Carrie Ierace, Donnie was born on February 28, 1943. He learned to

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The Johnstown Flood of 1889

The Johnstown Flood of 1889

Nearly a century and a half ago, a catastrophe befell the citizens and visitors of an area in southwestern Pennsylvania. The Johnstown Flood of 1889 has become a tragic slice of American history. The events leave anyone who decides to explore this piece of history astonished by the engineering malpractice that led to the incident and the lack of justice that followed. On May 31,

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Walking Grandview Avenue

Walking Grandview Avenue

Walking Grandview Avenue is a great way to get to know Pittsburgh while enjoying some mild exercise. The distance from the Monongahela Incline to the end of Grandview Avenue is a little over a mile. In that mostly level trip, you’ll see why beautiful photos of the city are relatively easy to acquire here. As an added bonus, the views are truly magnificent in person!

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Pittsburgh – Ready for Its Closeup

Pittsburgh – Ready for Its Closeup

Location. Location. Location. This adage is usually spouted by real estate agents when emphasizing how important of a factor location is to a property. Location is also crucial for filming a movie, and over the decades, Pittsburgh has proven a great place for cinematographers. The city and region have been the setting for numerous films since the birth of the industry, but there was a

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What’s in a Name? – Butler County

What's in a Name? - Butler County

Butler County was named for Richard Butler, who was born in Dublin, Ireland. He came to the area in the 1770s and was a trader at Fort Pitt. He also served as a General in the Revolutionary War. Butler County was named for him in 1800 when the county was established as was the city of Butler, the county seat. Below are some of the

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Poetry Corner

Poetry Corner

Monthly Poem June Now is the time to get away, take a vacation. Freed from work, you’ll be filled with elation. Just stay all day out on a sandy shore. Tasks and duties, NO, just hit ignore. Family and friends only, for the duration. Cherish these memories and the sweet sensation. Time moves fast, don’t be left wanting more. Love, laughs and people, that’s what

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Maximize Your Time at Your Local Pittsburgh Casino

Maximize Your Time at Your Local Pittsburgh Casino

All over the world, casinos have evolved from smokey and windowless spaces to full-fledged entertainment centers. Indeed, in our previous guide to casinos and gaming centers near Pittsburgh, we highlighted how many casinos are now offering other amenities besides your usual games. This is great news for people who enjoy gaming at physical locations and immersing themselves in the other casino amenities. That said, we

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