The History of Community College of Allegheny County

The History of Community College of Allegheny County

In 1963, Pennsylvania passed the Community College Act, enabling regions throughout the state to create institutes of higher education. It came in response to the increasing number of high school graduates who wanted to continue their education. CCAC Opens With Two Campuses As a result, Community College of Allegheny County opened in 1966 with two locations: Boyce Campus in Monroeville and Allegheny Campus on the

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14 Activities to do With Kids This Summer

14 Activities to do With Kids This Summer

There are approximately 14 weeks of summer, give or take a few depending on the calendar, between Memorial Day and Labor Day, and this summer is going to be like no other. Schools were dismissed in March, so kids have already been home for several months even before their summer vacation began. Moms and dads have been serving double duty not only as parents, but

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Is Vitamin D Deficiency Diminishing the Health and Lives of Pittsburghers?

Is Vitamin D Deficiency Diminishing the Health and Lives of Pittsburghers?

It’s no secret that Pittsburgh is not the sunniest of places to live. According to Current Results Weather and Science Facts, Pittsburgh annually receives 45% of sunshine. The number measures “the percentage of time between sunrise and sunset that sunshine reaches the ground.” While we know that dark, dreary days affect our mood and mental health, making us want to curl up and stay in

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What is a Healthprint

What is a Healthprint

As your fingerprint is unique so is your Healthprint. What is a Healthprint, you ask? A Healthprint is an assessment of your health and fitness developed by the Shaklee doctors, scientists, researchers, and nutritionists. It gives you an overall picture of your current state of health and creates a customized nutrition place to enhance your well-being. The simple, online questionnaire takes 10 minutes or less

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What’s in a Name – Westmoreland County

What’s in a Name - Westmoreland 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. But what about those other places? How did they get their names? Some were named after people. Who were they? And why did they merit having

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10 Fantastic Father’s Day Gifts

10 Fantastic Father’s Day Gifts

With shopping in person not as enjoyable as it once was, you might want to consider letting “your fingers do the walking” and shopping online for your Father’s Day gifts this year. Here are some great ideas for gifts to show your dad, grandfather, or that special man in your life how much you love and appreciate him. Cigars Oddly, it was a female, Demi

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Sports Hiatus in Pittsburgh

Sports Hiatus in Pittsburgh

We’ve had labor disputes, strikes, and lockouts that have temporarily suspended seasons, and our sports teams have endured wars and the terrorists attack of 9/11. Below is an account of how some of our most beloved sports leagues and teams have fared while facing undue circumstances. Major League Baseball The American and National Leagues merged. As the oldest league, it has seen its share of

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Refucilo Winery

Refucilo Winery

Wine is the most healthful and most hygienic of beverages. -Louis Pasteur It’s not certain if Dr. Juan Antonio Lora believes as Louis Pasteur that wine is the most healthful and hygienic of drinks, but he and his wife, Cecilia, believe so much in the beverage that they purchased five acres in a managed vineyard in the Mendoza province of Argentina. They sell their wines

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Likes and Dislikes about Social Distancing

Likes and Dislikes about Social Distancing

It is said that every cloud has a silver lining, but the cloud of COVID-19 that has overshadowed the world is like no other we’ve seen in our lifetimes. Even a pandemic such as this has some bright spots. Here are some things we like and dislike about social distancing. Likes Dislikes Less Traffic We like less traffic. Rush hour and weekend traffic has been

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Robert Morris

Robert Morris

If George Washington had had his way, today, you may be seeing Morris on Broadway rather than the musical Hamilton. Robert Morris was known as the “Financier of the American Revolution” and was such a financial wizard that after the war, President George Washington offered him the position of Secretary of the Treasury in his cabinet. Morris declined the position and urged Washington to select Alexander Hamilton instead.

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