Pittsburgh’s Heart: Point State Park

Pittsburgh’s Heart: Point State Park

There is probably no more valuable and coveted plot of land in the area than the 36 acres known as Point State Park. Two rivers, the Allegheny and the Monongahela, converge here to form the Ohio river. The triangular-shaped land where the rivers merge has been desired ever since humans have laid eyes on it. So much so that this area was battled over by

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PNC Park All Star Craft Beer and Wine Fest was a Blast!

PNC Park All Star Craft Beer and Wine Fest was a Blast!

PNC Park sprung to life Saturday as the All Star Craft Wine and Beer Festival settled in for a full day of festivities. Just as promised, guests were welcomed with a complimentary bag filled with a handy sampling glass, a map of vendor locations, and a full list of beers, wines, and cocktails available. While every stand was packed with pleased event-goers, the star of

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Greener Than Ever at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens!

Greener Than Ever at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens!

Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens in Oakland has always been one of Pittsburgh’s most notable green spaces, but Phipps has gone beyond the green of its plants and flowers by being one of the “greenest” campuses in the world. Phipps, which was founded in 1893 by real estate magnate Henry Phipps, is listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places and encompasses 15 acres,

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History of Pittsburgh’s Hospitals

History of Pittsburgh’s Hospitals

Pittsburgh is known as a health care hub with numerous first-class medical facilities. Many of them have a long history in our region. Popular Pittsburgh has looked back in time to find the roots of some of our finest hospitals. Allegheny General Hospital Allegheny General Hospital began before that area of the North Side where it is located became part of the City of Pittsburgh.

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PNC Park All Star Craft, Beer, and Wine Festival is a Home Run for Pittsburghers!

PNC Park All Star Craft, Beer, and Wine Festival is a Home Run for Pittsburghers!

‘Take me out to the ball game’ has a whole new meaning with the PNC Park All Star Craft, Beer, and Wine Festival! On Saturday June 29th, the home of the Pittsburgh Pirates is being transformed into a cultural mecca of food, entertainment, and endless samples of craft beer and wine. More importantly, this once in a lifetime experience is a perfect opportunity to support

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Philip Johnson: Controversial Architect of PPG Place

Philip Johnson: Controversial Architect of PPG Place

Architect Philip Johnson and his partner Burgee designed PPG Place. While undeniably a gifted architect, he was also at one time an anti-Semite and Nazi sympathizer. Johnson was born into wealth in Cleveland on July 8, 1906, to lawyer Homer Johnson and Louisa Osborne Pope.  He was educated at the prestigious Hackley School in Tarrytown, New York  and studied at Harvard. With a fortune acquired

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PPG Place: Pittsburgh’s Most Beautiful Building?

PPG Place: Pittsburgh’s Most Beautiful Building?

While the design harkens back to other historic structures, the buildings at PPG Place are like no others in the world. The six-building complex combines Gothic architecture with modern materials and the urban skyscraper with a fairytale castle. PPG, founded as Pittsburgh Plate Glass Company in 1883 by Capt. John B. Ford and John Pitcairn, opened the nation’s first successful plate glass factory in the

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Summer Festivals

Summer Festivals

Festival season in the Pittsburgh area runs from early spring until late fall. There is so much fun to be had, you could spend nearly every weekend enjoying yourself at a local festival. EQT Three Rivers Regatta Three days of fun in August are the hallmark of the Three Rivers Regatta. Thousands gather in Point State Park to enjoy boating, food, and fireworks. Picklesburg Pickles

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Pamela’s in the Strip: Review

Pamela’s in the Strip: Review

On a spring Thursday morning we found ourselves visiting a few stores in the Strip District.  It was  about eleven AM when we realized we hadn’t stopped for breakfast. I suggested Pamela’s. I would not have made that suggestion on the weekends or in prime breakfast or lunch times, but at 11AM on a Thursday I was sure it was a good idea. Our two

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Spring Festivals

Spring Festivals

Festival season in the Pittsburgh area runs from early spring until late fall. There is so much fun to be had, you could spend nearly every weekend enjoying yourself at a local festival. EQT Children’s Theater Festival Held in the Cultural District each May, the Children’s Theater Festival’s mission is to continue the tradition of bringing theater to area children with live performances and free

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