Quarantined Pittsburgh

Quarantined Pittsburgh

The term “quarantine” comes from the Italian term quaranta giorni, meaning 40 days, and that was the amount of time ships arriving in Venice during the 14th century had to be isolated in port to stop transmission of the plague. Although it may seem foreign to us in the 21st Century to talk about quarantines, but with the COVID-19 infecting the nation, it’s helpful to

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Virtual Tours

Virtual Tours

Check out these great virtual tours for Pittsburgh locations and all around the world! Pittsburgh Tours Carnegie Museums From Home Carnegie Science Center – Something to Read; Something to Watch; Something to Do Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium -Bringing the Zoo to You National Aviary – Pitt Peregrine Falcon Nest Cam The Westmoreland Museum of Art – Museum From Home The Frick Pittsburgh – Virtual

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Find Joy in the Chaos

Find Joy in the Chaos

The truth is, none of us really know how this is all going to end. We’re currently in the middle of the chaos. Work is being cancelled, schools have been moved to home school and online learning, and the news doesn’t offer much consolation. Fear and uncertainty are floating through the air. However, people across the nation are coming together to spread joy and help

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Federal Galley: Restaurant Accelerator

Federal Galley: Restaurant Accelerator

Reminiscent of an old school cafeteria or lunch counter from back in the day, the Federal Galley located on the Northside of Pittsburgh, near the Children’s Museum, certainly doesn’t disappoint. It was a chilly Saturday morning, leap day to be exact, and it was obvious where many chose to spend their “extra Saturday” of the year. Federal Galley was bustling with people all around. The long,

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Making the Right Connections by Michael Larkin

Making the Right Connections by Michael Larkin

According to U.S. Census data, approximately one in six Pittsburghers is of Irish ancestry, making them the area’s second-largest nationality following only the Germans. With numerous politicians, clergy, business and sports figures of Irish descent in our history; one of the nation’s largest St. Patrick’s Day parade; and an annual Irish Festival, it has always been apparent that Pittsburgh has had a great connection to

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Ray Grisham Founder ERG Enterprise, LLC. Limousine Service

Ray Grisham Founder ERG Enterprise, LLC. Limousine Service

Drive—It’s what Erola Grisham, who goes by Ray, does and what he possesses that makes him an outstanding entrepreneur. Capitalizing on his years of driving experience, Ray recently went into business founding ERG Enterprise, LLC, a private limousine service. He is available to provide transportation for weddings, proms, bachelor/bachelorette parties, special and corporate events. “For three years, I drove shuttle buses at a local hospital,

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Primanti Brothers- Pittsburgh’s Signature Sandwich

Primanti Brothers- Pittsburgh's Signature Sandwich

Philly has its cheesesteak. New Orleans has its po’boy. New England has its lobster roll. If Pittsburgh has a signature sandwich, it would have to be the Primanti sandwich. As is often the case, necessity is the mother of invention, and it is believed that the first sandwich was created in 1762 when the Earl of Sandwich, while playing cards, asked that his meat be

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Build Your Defenses Against the Flu

Build Your Defenses Against the Flu

It’s wintertime here in the northern hemisphere, and we all know what that means: flu season. This year’s flu season is starting to become very active. As of December 28, 2019, there was a total of 4,099 confirmed flu cases within Allegheny County, and that number will more than likely rise during the course of the flu season, which usually ends around May. What can

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Be Mine: Candy Hearts with a Pittsburgh Twist

Be Mine: Candy Hearts with a Pittsburgh Twist

Last February, aisles filled with heart-shaped chocolate boxes and frilly, cards of romantic exclamations were missing a Valentine’s Day staple. The long-beloved Sweethearts failed to grace the shelves of grocery stores and supermarkets across America, as their production was halted last year when Spangler acquired their producer, the New England Confectionery Company (NECCO). Nevertheless, the old adage “absence makes the heart grow fonder” reigns supreme

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What’s in a Name – Allegheny County

What’s in a Name – Allegheny County

We live, work, worship, and play here, but do we know how some of the towns, boroughs, and municipalities around us acquired their names? Some are obvious, having derived from descriptions of geographical or features found in that area. For instance, Oakland is reported to have gotten that name because of the numerous oak trees found there. The North Shore received that appellation because it

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