Poetry Corner

Poetry Corner

Monthly Poem April Surely the snow is finally retreated, old man winter is now defeated. For behold the sunrise above the rivers, and the rabbits emerge with one last shiver. There now is rain to replace the dancing snow to kiss the flowers so that they will grow. Gone away are the colors dreary, the browns and grays that makes men weary. In their place

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Therese Rocco – A Memoir: Book Review

Therese Rocco - A Memoir: Book Review

The book Therese Rocco- A Memoir is a great read for anyone interested in learning about how Pittsburgh has changed and, in some cases, stayed the same in the years between Therese Rocco getting a job with the City of Pittsburgh in 1948 and retiring as Assistant Police Chief in the mid-90s. In addition, we get a glimpse at her life both before her days

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Making the Right Connections by Michael Larkin

Making the Right Connections by Michael Larkin

According to U.S. Census data, approximately one in six Pittsburghers is of Irish ancestry, making them the area’s second-largest nationality following only the Germans. With numerous politicians, clergy, business and sports figures of Irish descent in our history; one of the nation’s largest St. Patrick’s Day parade; and an annual Irish Festival, it has always been apparent that Pittsburgh has had a great connection to

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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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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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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 the

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Book Review: Best Seven Years of my Life

Book Review: Best Seven Years of my Life

When I began reading The Best Seven Years of My Life: The Story of an Unlikely Caregiver, co-written by George Shannon and his son Chad Patrick Shannon, it was with a sense of scepticism. It is the story of a couple from Sewickley, PA nearing retirement age whose lives are cruelly disrupted when the wife suffers several devastating strokes. Told from the viewpoint of Carol’s

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The Lowdown on the Da Vinci Exhibit

The Lowdown on the Da Vinci Exhibit

I’m an admirer of Leonardo da Vinci. I’ve read several books about him and have seen a few documentaries on his life. So I was excited to learn that the Carnegie Science Center is hosting “Da Vinci The Exhibition” through Labor Day, September 2, 2019. Recently, my husband and I took in the exhibit, and we were not disappointed. The only disappointment we came away

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A Night at the Parkway Theater & Film Lounge

A Night at the Parkway Theater & Film Lounge

Aaron Stubna believes that movies are meant to be seen on a big screen. That’s what movies are made for. His idea is to give movie fans the comforts of home with good food, alcohol, and add that big screen experience along with quality films that include independent work, documentaries, and foreign films that aren’t offered in our everyday multiplex. Aaron Stubna, owner and operator

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The Importance of a Needs Assessment for PCTV

The Importance of a Needs Assessment for PCTV

The franchise negotiations that the City of Pittsburgh conducts every decade with various cable companies- notably Comcast and Verizon-  are vitally important to local public access media corporations, The deals that are made between the two large parties impact the funding and benefits for local groups such as PCTV and the City Channel Pittsburgh. With that in mind, a needs assessments must be completed in

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