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A House Divided . . . Means Great Football

A House Divided . . . Means Great Football

Penn State and Pitt Continue the Rivalry Before Pitt and Penn State renewed their rivalry on September 10, 2016, the last time the teams had met on the gridiron, John Paul II was pope and Bill Clinton was president. During that meeting on September 16, 2000, the Panthers defeated the Nittany Lions 12-0. When they renewed the rivalry in 2016 at Heinz Field, it was

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The Best of Greene County

The Best of Greene County

Home to Waynesburg University and filled with endless beauty, Green County offers an abundance of activities for locals and visitors alike. Below we have compiled a list of the places and events to check out the next time you find yourself in Greene County! Ryerson Station State Park Nestles in the hills of this Pennsylvania county lies this beautiful state park. The 1,164 acres provide

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George Westinghouse: A Man Ahead of His Times in Many Ways

George Westinghouse: A Man Ahead of His Times in Many Ways

If you’ve lived or spent anytime in Pittsburgh, you know the name Westinghouse. In addition to the corporation bearing his name, he has many other namesakes: the George Westinghouse Memorial Bridge in East Pittsburgh, that carries Route 30 over the Turtle Creek Valley; Westinghouse High School, a Pittsburgh Public School located in Homewood; the Westinghouse Memorial in Schenley Park; Westinghouse Park in Point Breeze; and

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The Best of Allegheny County

The Best of Allegheny County

Whatever you are looking for—great people, a wonderful lifestyle, good jobs, excellent education, a rich history, or simply fun and recreation—Allegheny County has it. It is the second-most populous county in Pennsylvania and encompasses the city of Pittsburgh, which is its county seat. This area of the country is so desirable, it was not only fought over by the French and English in colonial times,

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Pittsburgh’s Puppet Maker Cheryl Capezzuti

Pittsburgh’s Puppet Maker Cheryl Capezzuti

Puppetry and puppet making is one of the oldest art forms; it is believed to have originated 4,000 years ago. Pittsburgh has had a love affair with puppets. The Lovelace Marionette Theater, founded by Puppeteer Margo Lovelace, opened in 1964 and became the longest-running professional puppet theater in the country. The theater closed in 1985. Mr. Rogers and his cast of puppets from the Neighborhood

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Mike Fink—The Livin’ Large Legend from Pittsburgh

Mike Fink—The Livin’ Large Legend from Pittsburgh

Before there were hard-partying Hollywood hellions and trash-talking sports stars, there was Mike Fink, the larger-than-life legend from Pittsburgh. The fact that this common worker has entered American folklore and is still known centuries later attests to his out-sized reputation. Born Miche Phinck around 1780 to French Canadian parents near Fort Pitt, Phinck anglicized his name to Mike Fink and spent his youth honing his

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Women Wanted for Trade Jobs

Women Wanted for Trade Jobs

During the 1960s and 1970s, the feminist movement pushed for women to enter careers that were exclusively male-dominated, including the trades. As a result, women broke down barriers and became painters, plumbers, electricians, and the like. This movement was even reflected on the silver screen in the movie Flashdance, which featured a young woman welder as the main character. Today, we don’t hear much about

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The Buzz on Pittsburgh’s Bees

The Buzz on Pittsburgh’s Bees

Joe Zgurzynski is the owner and operator of Country Barn Farm located in O’Hara Township. A Master Beekeeper, he grew up on a small farm in New Jersey and has been interested in beekeeping since he was a teen. Not only does he teach beekeeping workshops and mentor novice beekeepers, he supplies Giant Eagle Market District stores in Bethel Park, Wexford, Shadyside, Waterworks, and Settlers

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BirdSafe Is for the Birds

BirdSafe Is for the Birds

The Plight for Birds Potholes and road construction can pose problems for drivers trying to navigate through Pittsburgh, but that is nothing compare to the plight of the migratory birds who pass through the city. Each spring and fall, hundreds of birds die in downtown Pittsburgh from colliding with buildings. According to BirdSafe Pittsburgh, it is estimated that “an average of 599 million birds die

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Pittsburgh Area Happy Hours We Love

Pittsburgh Area Happy Hours We Love

They call it Happy Hour for reason. During this magical time of day, restaurants and bars offer discounted drinks and appetizers to help you unwind after a long day and put a smile on your face. While not comprehensive (we do care about our livers, after all), below are some of the Happy Hours we’ve sampled in the region, why we like them, and why

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