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 September The days are shorter but not yet cool. All the kids are back in school. The leaves have all begun to change. A new season feels so strange. Soon you will see a scary ghoul, for now take the last dip in the pool. Swimsuits for coats we will soon exchange. Goodbye warm beaches and hello snowy range.   ~Bethany Kane Past

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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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What’s in a Name – Washington County

What's in a Name - Washington County

It’s no surprise who Washington County is named after. It’s named for Revolutionary War General and our first president, George Washington. Formed in 1781, the county is one of the earliest of numerous places named for the father of our country. Its county seat is also called Washington, but locals also know that the place is often referred to as “little Washington.” Below are some

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Best Ham Sauces in the ‘Burgh

Best Ham Sauces in the 'Burgh

As Easter approaches, many of us start thinking about our Easter dinners. When I was a kid, my grandmother always prepped our Easter ham by covering the outside of it with pineapple rings secured to it with toothpicks and putting a Maraschino cherry in the center of each ring and then studding it with whole cloves. She would then bake it in the oven with

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The Siege of Fort Pitt

The Siege of Fort Pitt

Land has always been valuable and the source of much conflict amongst people, and the confluence of the Allegheny and Monongahela Rivers made this area, and what would later become Pittsburgh, choice real estate and the site of much violence. Initially in the 1740s, when English trader, William Trent, first came to the area and set up a trading post at the headwaters of the

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Ashley Priore: CEO of Queen’s Gambit

Ashley Priore: CEO of Queen's Gambit

DEFINITION: : a chess opening in which a player risks one or more pawns or a minor piece to gain an advantage in position.  (a) : a remark intended to start a conversation or make a telling point; (b) : a calculated move : STRATEGISM “Queen’s Gambit is a move in chess where you sacrifice something early on to get something even greater later on.”

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What’s in a Name – Lawrence County

What's in a Name - Lawrence County

Lawrence County lies to the north and west of Allegheny County, skirting the Ohio state line. The county owes its name to naval ships and officers. The county derives its name from the USS Lawrence, the flagship of Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry, who sailed on this ship during the Battle of Lake Erie during the War of 1812. The ship was disabled in that battle

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Wendy Pardee, President and CEO, The Children’s Institute

Wendy Pardee, President and CEO, The Children’s Institute

“This is my dream job,” said Wendy Pardee, speaking about her role as president and CEO of The Children’s Institute of Pittsburgh. Pardee, who has been at helm of The Children’s Institute for the past three years, is a Pennsylvanian through and through. “I grew up in Punxsutawney. I have all the groundhog gear—hat, shirt, cookie cutters, you name it,” said Pardee. She stayed in

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