This Ice Cream Will Put a Spell On You

This Ice Cream Will Put a Spell On You

Finding good vegan ice cream can seem like something of an oxymoron. All too often, dairy-free ice cream lacks the creaminess of real ice cream. It also tends to have an aftertaste of pretending to be something it’s not. That’s why I was so surprised by the deliciousness of Sugar Spell Scoops’s amazing vegan ice cream. This past weekend, we decided to give it a

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9 Reasons to Travel to Ohiopyle (and Why You Should Start Packing)

9 Reasons to Travel to Ohiopyle (and Why You Should Start Packing)

Located on the Southern region of the Laurel Ridge, Ohiopyle State Park consists of over 20,000 acres of rugged beauty and small town charm. The added benefit of this local getaway is it close proximity to Pittsburgh, as it is only an hour and a half drive. If  you aren’t sold already, find out 19 reasons you need to travel to Ohiopyle- better start packing!

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Identity Theft Is a Growing Crime

Identity Theft Is a Growing Crime

“Is your husband there? His loan is ready,” said the bank officer on the phone. After questioning him, I told him that neither my husband nor I had applied for any loan, especially one from a bank in Turtle Creek since we lived in the North Hills. I could hear the condescension in his voice when he replied, “Are you sure he didn’t apply for

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Sight & Sound Theatre: Amazing Audiences in Lancaster, Pennsylvania

Sight & Sound Theatre: Amazing Audiences in Lancaster, Pennsylvania

It’s hard to dazzle these days with technology like virtual reality, self-driving cars, and artificial intelligence becoming commonplace, but the Sight & Sound Theatre in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, does just that. I recently had the pleasure of attending a performance of their production Jesus, and it not only lived up to the glowing reviews I’d heard from others who had been there and seen it, but

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Pittsburgh Fountains: There’s Something in the Water

Pittsburgh Fountains: There’s Something in the Water

Whether bubbling, spraying, dancing, or cascading, there’s something inviting, relaxing, and hypnotic about a fountain. Pittsburgh has no shortage of fountains. In fact, the calling card to our city is a water fountain—the Point State Park fountain—and fittingly so, since our city’s founding hinged upon the favorable location of being near our three large, navigable rivers. The landmark fountain at the point is majestic, with

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Slap Shot Review

Slap Shot Review

The Charleston Charlies are a second rate minor league hockey team. Player/coach Reggie Dunlap realizes that unless they start winning games and stop playing to mostly empty seats, this will be his, and the team‘s, last season in hockey at any level.   Winning games would seem like something within reach if it wasn’t for the fact that the level of talent on the Charlies

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The Iconic Cathedral of Learning

The Iconic Cathedral of Learning

Whether University of Pittsburgh Chancellor John G. Bowman knew in 1921 when he commissioned the Cathedral of Learning to be built that it would become the symbol of the university, we don’t know. What we do know is that the cathedral is a remarkable educational edifice like no other in the country. At 535-feet tall with 40 stories, it is the tallest educational building in

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Centennial+ Pittsburgh Businesses

Centennial+ Pittsburgh Businesses

It is estimated that only 56% of businesses make it past their fifth year. How fortunate is Pittsburgh, then, that the city has numerous businesses that have been around for more than 100 years. Many of them are now large, multi-national corporations—household names–but there are some smaller, lesser-known entities that have survived for more than a century that you should know. The following are some

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An Interview with Brooklyn Based Band Charming Disaster

An Interview with Brooklyn Based Band Charming Disaster

Embodying both the devilish and divine, Brooklyn based goth-folk duo, Charming Disaster, is set to perform at the Wigle Whiskey Barrel House and Beer Garden on 1055 Spring Garden Avenue from 7-9pm on July 27th. This is not Charming Disaster’s first time playing in Pittsburgh, but their return is greatly anticipated from fans and local music lovers alike as they will perform songs from their

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The Henry W. Oliver Building

The Henry W. Oliver Building

At a height of 25 stories, the Henry W. Oliver building at 535 Smithfield Street is not the tallest building in downtown Pittsburgh.  Nor is it the oldest building in the city, but with its neoclassical style, impressive stone columns, and grand lobby, it would be difficult to find a more beautiful one in the city. Designed by renowned architect Daniel Burnham, who also designed

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