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Rent The Chicken

Rent The Chicken

Some members of our community are seeking more local food sources. Others are looking for a new experience. Rent The Chicken is a turnkey service that allows all size institutions, including schools and senior care facilities, to allow hosting backyard hens for fresh eggs without a long-term commitment. The Rental Packages include 2-4 egg-laying hens, their portable chicken coop, feed for the five to six

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Passover: The Story Behind the Customs

Passover: The Story Behind the Customs

For the roughly 15 million Jewish people across the globe, celebrating Passover is an extraordinarily important part of their faith. However, for all of its significance, a large portion of people (Jews included) are left in the dark when it comes to why it is celebrated and the reason behind the various customs attributed with it. With that in mind, as the Spring season brings

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The Best of Indiana County

The Best of Indiana County

Indiana County lies to the east of Westmoreland and Armstrong Counties in the foothills of the Allegheny Mountains. It is known as The Christmas Tree Capital of the World. In the early 20th century, farmers in Indiana County began planting Christmas trees, and by 1960 there were more than 200 growers in the county producing 1 million trees each year. That volume has decreased over

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Easter Traditions: Why Do We Do Things We Do?

Easter Traditions: Why Do We Do Things We Do?

I was sitting in the sauna with a few other women, one of whom was Chinese. She asked one of the others there if they had a nice Easter? The woman replied that she did. Then the woman from China posed a question that stumped all of us sweating in the sauna. Why do people eat ham on Easter? No one could offer a reason,

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The Bayernhof Museum

The Bayernhof Museum

It’s fun to fantasize about what kind of home you would build if money were no object. Charles B. Brown III didn’t have to fantasize about it; he did it. Brown built one of the area’s most unusual homes, The Bayernhof, which has since been turned into The Bayernhof Museum. Brown grew up in Aspinwall and graduated from Thiel College. After working in a machine

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Ox Tail in the Strip District

Ox Tail in the Strip District

You have that “life is good” feeling when you find yourself approaching your restaurant of choice, and a parking spot becomes available. Others see it, but it’s yours for the taking and you are parked in front of Kaya at 2000 Smallman Street a few minutes before your 11 a.m. brunch reservation. No three-block walk. No $5 or $10 parking lot fee. Just lock the

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Popular Pittsburgh’s Guide to Area Breweries

Popular Pittsburgh's Guide to Area Breweries

Pittsburgh has often been characterized as “a shot and a beer town.” In the late 1800s, there were many regional brewers, but in 1899, many of them banded together to form the conglomerate Pittsburgh Brewing Company. Big brewers reigned for nearly eight decades. Since the 1980s, however, favored suds have shifted from large breweries to artisans. The region is no longer dominated by a few mega-breweries but

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March 2nd, 2018: Opening Day for The Stage at Karma

March 2nd, 2018: Opening Day for The Stage at Karma

Kevin Saftner is taking the expertise he gained as the former general manager/booking agent for the James Street Gastropub and Speakeasy on Pittsburgh’s North Side and parlaying it into a new venture: The Stage at Karma on the South Side. It is located at 1713 E. Carson Street at the former Devils & Dolls nightclub. “When the James Street Gastropub closed on Nov. 11, 2017,

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The Grand Duke Returns to Pittsburgh

The Grand Duke Returns to Pittsburgh

The mission of the PittsburghSavoyards is to present the works of the most successful musical theater team of all time, Gilbert and Sullivan. The Pittsburgh Savoyards have been on this mission for 80 years. They give theatergoers the opportunity to experience the most popular works of Gilbert and Sullivan as well as some of their less known and appreciated productions. On the 2nd of March

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Mental Health First Aid Offers Answers and Hope

Mental Health First Aid Offers Answers and Hope

No one likes to feel helpless, and no one likes to feel helpless especially when they may be dealing with mental illness. Thanks to Mental Health First Aid more and more people are being empowered to know what to do or where to turn when confronting a mental health issue. “MHFA is designed as a first aid course that teaches the layman how to identify

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