Pittsburgh is Going to the Dogs

Pittsburgh is Going to the Dogs

Though not Paris, where dogs seem to have free rein in the City of Lights, even going to bistros, salons, and on the metro with their owners, Pittsburgh is nonetheless a pooch-friendly city. Lewis and Clark (& Seaman) One of the earliest recorded dogs in the area was Seaman, a Newfoundland, who belonged to Captain Meriwether Lewis and accompanied Lewis and his partner, William Clark,

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Why Are Pittsburghers So Friendly?

Why Are Pittsburghers So Friendly?

“I was lost in Pittsburgh, and when I asked for directions, the person I stopped on the street insisted on walking me to my destination.” “My car had a flat on the Parkway, and three people stopped to help me.” “When I moved into my new home, the next door neighbors welcomed me with a cake.” Experiences like these are not rare when you are

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The Pennsylvania Center for Women and Politics

The Pennsylvania Center for Women and Politics

Helping Women to Seek Office If you’ve ever observed a car with a steering wheel locked in a turn, you know that the car will go nowhere but in a circle. Perhaps that’s why our government sometimes seems to be running in circles and getting nothing done; it has been turned in one direction. While the population of Pennsylvania is almost equally divided between women

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Hispanics in Pittsburgh

Hispanics in Pittsburgh

At one time, finding a Hispanic person in Pittsburgh was almost as rare as finding a Cleveland Browns fan in the city. But that has begun to change. “Hispanic” is an all-encompassing term for those with roots in Mexico, Spain, areas of the Caribbean, and Central and South America. According to the 2010 U.S. Census, there were slightly more than 11,000 Hispanics living in Allegheny

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Pittsburgh’s Cultural District

Pittsburgh's Cultural District

The Cultural District as we know it today took shape in the early 1980s.  Pittsburgh was suffering from industrial decline and the downtown area was vacant.  It was at that time a group of leaders joined together to transform downtown.  One man that led this revitalization was the late John Heinz.  He was the chairman of the H.J. Heinz Company and an art lover.  Mr.

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Museums Worth a Visit

Museums Worth a Visit

A trip to the museum can expand your knowledge, amaze the senses, spark your imagination, and provide hours of fun. The Pittsburgh area has a plethora of museums ranging from the world class to niche interest. The following is a list of museums in our area. Please remember to call ahead for individual museum hours and to inquire about new digital tours! American Jewish Museum

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A Trio of Museums Attracts Throngs

A Trio of Museums Attracts Throngs

Pittsburgh has some amazing museums to explore. From art to history, sports and science, This city has it all. Some of the most popular are the array of Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh—Carnegie Museum of Natural History, Carnegie Museum of Art, The Carnegie Science Center. They are all fun for the whole family. However, a trio of lesser-known museums is rapidly becoming popular in their own

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The Talk of the Town: Pittsburghese

The Talk of the Town: Pittsburghese

Do you speak Pittsburghese?  Not Portugese, but Pittsburghese, the dialect and lingo spoken by native Pittsburghers.  Here’s an example. “Listen, yinz, ta this story.  Last Mundy, when I got home from dahntahn Picksburg, I redded up the hahse, worshed the clothes and did the arning, n’at.  Then I decided ta take a break coz I was gettin’ rilly hungry.  I looked ina fridge, but it

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In Pittsburgh We Are All Family

In Pittsburgh We Are All Family

During its 1979 World Championship season, the Pittsburgh Pirates adopted Sister Sledge’s hit song “We Are Family” as their theme.  The sentiment resonated throughout the community.  It seemed only appropriate, as Pittsburgh has a strong tradition of family and close-knit neighborhoods. Pittsburgh has received many accolades for its family-focused atmosphere.  Reader’s Digest magazine rated Pittsburgh the Fifth-Best Place to Raise a Family.  The magazine teamed

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Dead Man’s Hollow

Dead Man's Hollow

Dead Man’s Hollow lines the Youghiogheny River outside of McKeesport. It has a long list of myths and legends dating back to the 1800’s. The area is now a nature preserve that spans over 400 acres owned by the Allegheny Land Trust, but was once an important part of Pittsburgh’s industrial history. Back then, the area was known as the Flemming Station along the Pittsburgh

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