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BirdSafe Is for the Birds

BirdSafe Is for the Birds

The Plight for Birds Potholes and road construction can pose problems for drivers trying to navigate through Pittsburgh, but that is nothing compare to the plight of the migratory birds who pass through the city. Each spring and fall, hundreds of birds die in downtown Pittsburgh from colliding with buildings. According to BirdSafe Pittsburgh, it is estimated that “an average of 599 million birds die

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Pittsburgh Area Happy Hours We Love

Pittsburgh Area Happy Hours We Love

They call it Happy Hour for reason. During this magical time of day, restaurants and bars offer discounted drinks and appetizers to help you unwind after a long day and put a smile on your face. While not comprehensive (we do care about our livers, after all), below are some of the Happy Hours we’ve sampled in the region, why we like them, and why

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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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