A Promise Benefits Pittsburgh Breast Cancer Patients

A Promise Benefits Pittsburgh Breast Cancer Patients

When Diana Napper makes a promise, she keeps it. In 1990, her best friend Carol Jo Weiss Friedman lost her battle with breast cancer. Before Carol Jo succumbed to the disease, Diana promised her that she would pursue a lifelong dream of designing jewelry and opening a jewelry store, selling her designs that would fund a hospice in Carol Jo’s name. Diana honored that promise

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Q&A with The Glimmer of Hope Founder, Diana Napper

Q&A with The Glimmer of Hope Founder, Diana Napper

In 1994, Diana Napper founded The Glimmer of Hope, a nonprofit dedicated to finding a cure for breast cancer. She began this foundation to honor a promise she made to her friend Carol Jo Weiss Friedman before she lost her battle with breast cancer. Initially, Diana had designed a small piece of jewelry, a Swarovksi teardrop pin capped with a pearl to symbolize hope over

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What Young Women Need to Know About Breast Cancer

What Young Women Need to Know About Breast Cancer

In 2004, nearly a quarter million women were diagnosed with breast cancer in the United States. Of them, approximately 15 percent were women of reproductive age. While the majority of women who are diagnosed with breast cancer are older, the troubling part is that when younger women are diagnosed with the disease, it is usually found in a more advanced stage and the tumors are

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Summer Recipes

Summer Recipes

Welcome to Popular Pittsburgh’s “Summer Recipes” Section! A perfect place to find those easy to follow recipes. Roasted Carrots I love recipes that have just a few ingredients, that take just a few steps, where you end up with something that’s absolutely delicious.  You can cook frozen carrots in a few minutes, but you’re not going to get the flavor that the following recipe delivers.

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The Duquesne Incline: Pittsburgh’s City Treasure

The Duquesne Incline: Pittsburgh’s City Treasure

The term “national treasure” is often bandied about when talking about monuments such as the Statue of Liberty, Mount Rushmore, or the Washington Monument. Is there such a thing as a city treasure, and if so, does Pittsburgh have one? The Duquesne Incline: a Pittsburgh Treasure Certainly, there are special buildings and places that are undeniably Pittsburgh, like the Block House, the Cathedral of Learning,

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The Birthplace of Mixed Martial Arts Matches

The Birthplace of Mixed Martial Arts Matches

Since ancient times, men have been debating and fighting over who is the toughest guy around. In 1979, that age-old question was posed by two Pittsburgh-area men, Frank Caliguri and Bill Viola. Both men were accomplished martial artists and began pondering: Who would win in a match between Muhammad Ali, Bruce Lee, and Bruno Sammartino? That hypothetical question was the spark that launched CV Productions,

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Credit Unions or Banks?

Credit Unions or Banks?

  What’s the Difference Between a Credit Union and a Bank, and Where Should I Keep My Money? Credit unions or banks? It’s not a case of “you say po-tay-to, I say po-tah-to.” They are not the same things just with different names. But what are those differences? Both credit unions and banks offer many of the same services and products, but their structures and

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A Woman Unafraid of the Trenches

A Woman Unafraid of the Trenches

If Pittsburgh were to have a royal family, it would have to be the Hillmans. But unlike Queen Elizabeth, who is a benign figurehead presiding over ribbon-cuttings, the late Elsie Hillman donned a headband instead of a crown and went into the trenches to make a difference in the world. A Sense of Service is Instilled in Hillman Elsie Hilliard Hillman spent decades getting her

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Dad: The “Real” Indispensable Man

Dad: The "Real" Indispensable Man

It always pierced like a knife to the heart. When my children were young, I taught third grade religion class at my church. Each year, when I asked the students if they had any prayer requests, at least one or two children would respond: Please pray that God will make my daddy visit me. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, 24 million children–1 out of every

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Spring Recipes

Spring Recipes

Welcome to our “Spring Recipes”! A perfect place to find an easy to follow recipe sure to put the zing in your Spring. Rhubarb Jam Rhubarb Jam is a sweet seasonal treat favored by many western Pennsylvanians. Roast Leg of Lamb Roast Leg of Lamb is a savory and succulent dish perfect for Spring dinner parties. Simple Spring Vegetable Simple Spring Vegetable Soup is good

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