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Exceptional Event Venues

Exceptional Event Venues

If you are looking for a facility to host an event, whether is a small one like a shower or a larger one like a wedding, we’ve made your search a bit easier with this list of exceptional event venues. Many of them also accommodate corporate events or business meetings. Celebrations Bar, Banquet & Grill Whatever event you are planning, be it a wedding, shower,

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The Best of Armstrong County

The Best of Armstrong County

Among the scenic hills and farmlands of Armstrong County lies a plethora of historical and natural wonders alike for you to add to your next road trip. Ranging from unique museums sharing the story of this county’s past to romantic gardens and wineries, there are quite a few hidden gems to be discovered and enjoyed. Check’s Radio Museum Armstrong local Mel Check is the creative

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The Next 3 Days Review

The Next 3 Days, 2010 John Brennan, played by Russell Crow, decides to force his wife Lara, played by Elizabeth Banks, to escape from the Allegheny County Jail.  Lara had been convicted of murder and is looking at being locked up for life, only to find her community college professor husband step up and plan the biggest escape since Mrs. Soffel helped Ed Biddle bust out

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Striking Distance Movie Review

Striking Distance Movie Review

Striking Distance – A 2018 look at a 1993 Pittsburgh Action Thriller The majority of the filming of Striking Distance was done in Pittsburgh in 1992. With talent including Bruce Willis, Sarah Jessica Parker and Dennis Farina they had the star power to bring home a winner. Originally, the film was titled, Three Rivers, but was eventually changed to Striking Distance, so as to appeal

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Zuppa Di Mare at DiPietro’s

Zuppa Di Mare at DiPietro’s

My wife, Carol, and I were debating where to head for our Saturday evening meal.  Distance, price, how long has it been since we’ve been there, where Carol says she wants to go were all factored into the decision. The last element had considerable influence on where we would go.  After a very brief discussion, we found ourselves entering DiPietro’s Restaurant in West View.  It

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Ten Penny Restaurant Review

Ten Penny Restaurant Review

My daughter and her family lived in Georgia for five years, and while visiting there, I developed a love for many Southern specialties like Shrimp and Grits. Some people north of the Mason-Dixon line turn their nose up at grits, and few restaurants have them on their menu in our area. But grits are like a blank canvas; they take on the flavor of whatever

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Slavery in Pittsburgh

Slavery in Pittsburgh

Sadly, slavery is as old as civilization itself, and numerous societies over the millennia has either been enslaved or enslaved others. In fact, the word slavery comes from the Slavs because so many Slavic people were taken into bondage. Today, slavery still exists in the form of human trafficking, forced labor, forced marriage and sexual exploitation. Pittsburgh’s history has not escaped this blight on humanity.

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Roommates

Roommates

When a 75-year-old man takes on the responsibility of raising his six-year-old grandson, you never think that Roommates, the 108-minute film you are about to watch, will take you 30 years into the future, showing the highs and lows that most families and some roommates experience. A few minutes into the film, you know by the tragedies that have occurred that this scared little boy

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Bonjour from Jean-Marc Chatellier’s French Bakery

Bonjour from Jean-Marc Chatellier’s French Bakery

Excellence has a way of asserting itself. That is the case with Jean-Marc Chatellier’s French Bakery. Located at 213 North Avenue in Millvale, the eponymous bakery was established in 1992, by French native Jean-Marc Chatellier. Before the age of social media, most people discovered this out-of-the-world bakery by word-of-mouth, one customer touting the treats to friends or family. Gazing at the goodies in the glass

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Jack Reacher

Jack Reacher

Jack Reacher, the action thriller opens with the worst mass-murder to take place on Pittsburgh’s North Shore since the the English and French where battling over who owned this part of the world during the French and Indian war.  The opening carnage in this 2012 movie takes place along the Allegheny River, just outside of PNC Park. When the European powers went at it, there

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