An Ode to Fifth Avenue

When we move to a new apartment, whenever this summer that might be, we may have a beautiful inside, but we will never have as beautiful of an outside. On Fifth Avenue, life is alive. A black truck honks its way around the white and purple Chatham bus parked in the center of the busy street. The bus is just waiting for traffic to slow

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AAPI Heritage Month

AAPI Heritage Month

May is a month to commemorate and celebrate all Americans of Asian/Pacific Island heritage. In 1978, Congress passed the first celebration, but this only recognized May 4th – May 11th as “Asian/Pacific American Heritage Week.” It wasn’t until 1992 that Congress made it a law to annually observe May as Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month. But why did Congress choose the month of May for this

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What to Do When Involved in a Traffic Accident in Pittsburgh

What to Do When Involved in a Traffic Accident in Pittsburgh

Being involved in a traffic accident can be highly stressful. You may not know what to do, especially if it’s your first time. Whether it’s an accident big enough to make headlines or a minor fender bender, car accidents are always a nerve-wracking experience. Here are some tips on what to do if you’re involved in a traffic accident in Pittsburgh: 1) Call the police

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Pittsburgh Garden Societies

Pittsburgh Garden Societies

It is said that the “Life began in a garden,” and ever since it seems people have been cultivating, sowing, and growing plants. Plants are enjoyed for the nourishment many provide, as well as their beauty. Who hasn’t felt the resurgence of hope at the sighting of the first daffodil in spring or stopped to smell a fragrant rose or marveled at a colorful carpet of

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Melanie Holscher – Ovarian Cancer Warrior

Melanie Holscher – Ovarian Cancer Warrior

Three of the most frightening words anyone can hear have to be: You have cancer. Melanie Holscher, a Sales and Leadership Coach with Southwestern Consulting, heard just that. And on top of that, the doctors’ reactions made it apparent that her cancer was likely advanced. They stressed the importance of her making an appointment with an oncologist immediately. And it was. An MRI on New

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History Behind the Holiday: St. Patrick’s Day

History Behind the Holiday: St. Patrick's Day

When you’ve been celebrating a holiday for more than 1,000 years, the reasons why we observe that occasion can become obscured over time. St. Patrick’s Day is a holiday People have been celebrating in some form since the ninth or tenth century, and the celebrations seem to only get more popular as time go on. Saint Patrick Saint Patrick is the patron saint of Ireland

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Celebrating Women’s History Month

Celebrating Women's History Month

Since the 1980s, presidents have made proclamations to declare March “Women’s History Month.”[1] It’s a month to celebrate the contributions women have contributed American history. While there are more women who have contributed to history than can be covered in this article, we’re going to explore some of the local and national figures who have helped to shape American and women’s history. Alma Speed Fox

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History Behind the Holiday: St. Valentine’s Day

History Behind the Holiday: St. Valentine's Day

You need to go back nearly two thousand years to trace the origins of Valentine’s Day. Celebrated each year on February 14th, Valentine’s Day is now a holiday filled with love, candy, and flowers. Many people believe the holiday is nothing more than a capitalist agenda invented by the greeting card and candy companies to get consumers to express their affections with gifts and cards.

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Jacqy Huyser: Pittsburgher by Choice

Jacqy Huyser: Pittsburgher by Choice

There are a lot of different people who call Pittsburgh home. Some are true natives, and some made the choice to move to here. We are always interested to hear from those who chose to make our city home. These newcomers can provide a window into the psyche of Pittsburgh that is like no other. We had the pleasure of talking to Jacqy Huyser, a

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Thoughts on Gambling – Borne by Experience

Thoughts on Gambling – Borne by Experience

For most of my life, I’ve known that gambling is risky business. That’s why they call it gambling and not investing. I’ve also felt that with enough preparation and knowledge, one could improve his or her odds and have a better chance of coming out a winner. I still think that’s true in all games that rely on skill. It certainly is not true in

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