The History Behind the Holiday: Labor Day

The History Behind the Holiday: Labor Day

We all look forward to that long weekend at the beginning of September. The one that celebrates Labor Day… or is it Memorial Day? Labor Day is the first Monday in September; it is a federal holiday that is often celebrated with day-drinking and barbecues. For a lot of people, it’s really just a long weekend. But, do you know why we get this extra

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The History of Pittsburgh Annexations

The History of Pittsburgh Annexations

Pittsburgh is the 61st largest city—by population—in the country. By 2015 data, Pittsburgh has a population of approximately 305,000 over 55.5 square miles. When Pittsburgh was incorporated as a borough in 1794 it amassed only a half square mile. The City of Pittsburgh has been absorbing municipalities for centuries. However, unlike other cities—such as Houston, Phoenix, and San Diego—city limits have stayed virtually unchanged since

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Planning a Funeral

Planning a Funeral

Planning a funeral is one thing that most people don’t think about until they have to. It’s not a particularly enjoyable process at any point. In fact, it is almost always accompanied with emotions of grief. In the midst of those emotions, there are hundreds of questions and decisions that need to be made. Do you know the answers? Many common practices of saying good

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Pittsburgh Police Building Community Through Chess in the Square

Pittsburgh Police Building Community Through Chess in the Square

Police officers in Pittsburgh are engaging with the members of the community over games of chess. “The focus of this outreach is to build relationships with our neighbors, and the objective of the chess program is to bring people together in conversations and healthy competition. Playing a game of chess breaks down barriers that may exist between police and community members,” said Tiffany Kline-Costa, Sergeant,

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How to Fit in at Pennsylvania Poker Tables

How to Fit in at Pennsylvania Poker Tables

With the world continuing to open back up, people are beginning to embrace public recreation once again. That means going to the movies, attending sporting events, meeting friends at restaurants and coffee shops, and so on. And for many in Pittsburgh and around the state, it will also mean heading out to one of the area casinos. Pennsylvania simply has a little more to offer on

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Caliente Pizza & Draft House: World Pizza Champions

Caliente Pizza & Draft House: World Pizza Champions

Caliente Pizza & Draft House is a locally owned and internationally known restaurant. If you haven’t tried it yet, I suggest you do. On a Friday night in early April, my husband and I decided to enjoy the weather while eating our dinner. After picking up food from Caliente, we drove to the nearby North Park where we found a table by the lake.  The

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The Koppers Building

The Koppers Building

Some buildings just ooze style. You don’t have to be an architect to see that the Koppers Building in downtown Pittsburgh has a lot of style. The Koppers Building Built in 1929, the Koppers Building is exemplar of Art Deco style of architecture. It stands at the corner of Grant Street and Seventh Avenue in downtown Pittsburgh. At 475 feet tall, with 35 floors, this

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A Summer Sunset From the North Shore

A Summer Sunset From the North Shore

Our Beautiful City at Sunset One of my favorite places to watch the Pittsburgh sunset is on a swath of grass between the Mr. Rogers statue and the Peoples Center building on the North Shore. This spot overlooks the Allegheny River and the fountain at the Point. Saturday evenings in the summer are when I set out my favorite folding chair and take in the

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Pittsburgh Olympians

Pittsburgh Olympians

The Olympic Games occur every four years. Usually. The year 2020 threw the entire world for a loop.  Due to the Covid-19 global pandemic the International Olympic Committee was forced to postpone the Games of the XXXII Olympiad. As the world becomes vaccinated and the virus contained, the games will be moving forward. The 2020 Summer Olympics will be hosted in Tokyo, Japan, in the

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Best Places to Watch Fireworks in the Burgh

Best Places to Watch Fireworks in the Burgh

Pittsburghers LOVE fireworks. Zambelli Fireworks has been in business here for more than 100 years, making fireworks displays a must-see event. No matter how many times you’ve seen them before. There is really no bad place to catch a fireworks display in the Golden Triangle area, but we have some favorites. As a word of caution, wherever you choose to take in the dazzling display,

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