Country Clubs Near Pittsburgh

Country Clubs Near Pittsburgh

The Pittsburgh area is a great place for golf. In fact, the region has produced one of the game’s legends, Arnold Palmer, and has one of the premier courses in Oakmont Country Club. You may not be on par with Palmer, but there are numerous country clubs in the area where you can polish your game and have some fun at the same time. Below

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Pittsburgh’s Retirement Communities

Pittsburgh's Retirement Communities

According to a December 2012 Forbes magazine article, Pittsburgh has the oldest population in America with 23.6 percent of the population over the age of 60, in comparison to the national average of 18.5 percent over 60. As such, Pittsburgh is poised to be an example for the nation as a pioneer in aging well. One of the areas of interest to seniors is where

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Pittsburgh: Bursting with Bridges

Pittsburgh: Bursting with Bridges

When a city is located on a river, you expect to find several bridges spanning the waterway.  When that city is Pittsburgh, however, you find not just several bridges, but a seemingly innumerable amount of them.  One estimate puts the area’s bridge tally at nearly 2,000.  Pittsburgh boasts more bridges than Venice, Italy! The area’s rugged terrain, with its deep valleys, creeks, and rivers, would

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Mellon Square

Mellon Square

Great cities have great urban parks. Before 1955, downtown Pittsburgh lacked a great park, but that’s understandable. When your city is shrouded in smog, you have bigger problems than lack of a green space. But when Pittsburgh native Richard King Mellon returned to Pittsburgh after serving in World War II to take over the helm of Mellon Bank, he was appalled at how dilapidated Pittsburgh

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Dana Brown

Dana Brown

Executive Director of the Pennsylvania Center for Women and Politics at Chatham University Dana Brown, Executive Director of the Pennsylvania Center for Women and Politics at Chatham University, grew up in Castle Shannon and attended Keystone Oaks High School. The Center’s mission is to help more women run and get elected to public office. Ms. Brown’s interest in politics was sparked early in her life.

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Chef Bill Fuller: Pittsburgh’s Culinary Chemist 

Chef Bill Fuller: Pittsburgh's Culinary Chemist 

The dictionary defines chemistry as the branch of science dealing with the composition, structure, and properties of substances, and the transformations that they undergo. It may seem odd that one of Pittsburgh’s premier chefs has a chemistry background, but when you broaden the definition of chemistry, the leap from atoms and molecules to appetizers and mousse is not a large one. Chef Bill Fuller of

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Pittsburgh’s Homegrown Bishop David A. Zubik

Pittsburgh's Homegrown Bishop David A. Zubik

When author Thomas Wolfe titled his 1940 novel “You Can’t Go Home Again”, he could have never envisioned Bishop David A. Zubik. Bishop Zubik was born in the Pittsburgh area and defied Wolfe’s wisdom by returning home to Pittsburgh’s welcoming Roman Catholic residents in 2007 as their twelfth Bishop. History of Bishop Zubik David A. Zubik was born in Sewickley on September 4, 1949 to

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Art Rooney, Sr.

Art Rooney, Sr.

Did you know the boyhood home of Art Rooney Sr. once stood on the same spot where Three Rivers Stadium would be built many years later, and where Mr. Rooney himself would be hailed as “The Chief”? Art Rooney was born in Coultersville, a town east of Pittsburgh, into a family that made their living as coal miners and steel workers.  His parents moved their

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H. J. Heinz: “To do a common thing uncommonly well brings success.”

H. J. Heinz: "To do a common thing uncommonly well brings success."

All-American favorites such as french fries, hamburgers and hot dogs just wouldn’t be enjoyed in quite the same way had Henry John Heinz not come along.  He is responsible for that wonderful condiment known throughout the world called Heinz Ketchup.  He didn’t invent ketchup, he just perfected it!  The road to the creation of Heinz ketchup started when Henry John Heinz was born on October

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Pittsburgh’s Medical Pioneer: Dr. Thomas E. Starzl

Pittsburgh's Medical Pioneer: Dr. Thomas E. Starzl

Genius in Your Midst Sometimes when genius is in your midst, you fail to appreciate it fully. It often takes time to realize the magnitude of another person’s accomplishments. That is how it is with Dr. Thomas E. Starzl. Those who lived in the area while Dr. Starzl was making breakthrough after breakthrough in transplantation surgery almost became accustomed to his innovations. But when we

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