What’s in a Name? – Beaver County

What's in a Name? - Beaver County

Although Pennsylvania’s 20th governor was named James Beaver, Beaver County was not name for him as Beaver County was created in 1800, 37 years before Governor Beaver was born. The county and the county seat took its name from the Beaver River, the 21-mile-long tributary of the Ohio River that flows through the western part of the state. Settlers came to the region in the

Read the Full Article

Business to Business Directory

Business to Business Directory

Bridget Woods ADP ADP offers powerful tools designed to help support your business and reduce your administrative HR responsibilities so you can focus on your business. Contact me today for a Free Quote! Payroll &Tax Filing are just the beginning! With ADP, you’ll have access to payroll and HR tools including: – ZipRecruiter® – New Hire Onboarding – Background Checks – HR Support – Employee

Read the Full Article

The Mystery of the B-25 Bomber

The Mystery of the B-25 Bomber

You don’t hear about it as often these days, but a few decades ago, the mystery of the Bermuda Triangle and the peril it posed to travelers was quite the hot topic. While Pittsburghers may have been intrigued about the legendary area off the coast of Florida where ships and planes inexplicably disappeared, many may not have realized that we may have our own Bermuda

Read the Full Article

Interesting Penguins Trivia

Interesting Penguins Trivia

Being a fan of the Pittsburgh Penguins back in the 1970s was not always easy. The team struggled on and off the ice, so much so that they became the butt of many jokes. But times change and so has the fortune of the Penguins. The team, now approaching its 50th anniversary, has much to be proud of. To ring in the start of hockey season

Read the Full Article

Michael Keaton: Yinzer

Michael Keaton: Yinzer

Michael Keaton is a true yinzer. Like his hometown city, Keaton’s career has experienced some ups and downs.  His impressive body of acting work has spanned characters as dark as a January day in the city and as workaday as a PAT bus driver. Although a major star, Keaton still has deep Pittsburgh roots. Keaton was born Michael Douglas on September 5, 1951, in Coraopolis,

Read the Full Article

The Terrible Towel is Poised to Strike! 

The Terrible Towel is Poised to Strike! 

Pittsburghers are no strangers to talismans.  During the 1966 Pirates baseball season, legendary broadcaster Bob Prince introduced the Green Weenie, a green plastic rattle that was shaped like a hot dog.  When shaken at an opposing team, the Green Weenie was supposed to jinx them.  Eventually, the Green Weenie lost its magic and was replaced by another Prince creation, the babushka.  In 1974, Pirates fans

Read the Full Article

Pittsburgh Firsts

Pittsburgh Firsts

19th Century 1845: World’s first wire cable suspension aqueduct bridge was built in Pittsburgh over the Allegheny River at 11th Street. 1850s: On Seventh Avenue in Pittsburgh Samuel Kier established the Western Hemispheres first successful petroleum refinery. 1863: William Bullock, of Pittsburgh, received a patent for the first printing press to use roll paper. 1869: Pittsburgh’s George Westinghouse demonstrated the first practical air brake for railroads.

Read the Full Article

Charities Near & Dear to Pittsburghers’ Hearts 

Charities Near & Dear to Pittsburghers’ Hearts 

One of the best things about Pittsburgh is the generosity of the people living here. Below is a list of some local and national charities that are near and dear to the hearts of Pittsburghers as well as Popular Pittsburgh. Some of these charities have been founded by people just like you. Be sure to show your support, as advocating for them makes the world

Read the Full Article