Find Joy in the Chaos

Find Joy in the Chaos

The truth is, none of us really know how this is all going to end. We’re currently in the middle of the chaos. Work is being cancelled, schools have been moved to home school and online learning, and the news doesn’t offer much consolation. Fear and uncertainty are floating through the air. However, people across the nation are coming together to spread joy and help

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Build Your Defenses Against the Flu

Build Your Defenses Against the Flu

It’s wintertime here in the northern hemisphere, and we all know what that means: flu season. This year’s flu season is starting to become very active. As of December 28, 2019, there was a total of 4,099 confirmed flu cases within Allegheny County, and that number will more than likely rise during the course of the flu season, which usually ends around May. What can

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Be Mine: Candy Hearts with a Pittsburgh Twist

Be Mine: Candy Hearts with a Pittsburgh Twist

Last February, aisles filled with heart-shaped chocolate boxes and frilly, cards of romantic exclamations were missing a Valentine’s Day staple. The long-beloved Sweethearts failed to grace the shelves of grocery stores and supermarkets across America, as their production was halted last year when Spangler acquired their producer, the New England Confectionery Company (NECCO). Nevertheless, the old adage “absence makes the heart grow fonder” reigns supreme

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12 Things We Need in Pittsburgh

12 Things We Need in Pittsburgh

Unlike Johnny Cash who sang, “I’ve been everywhere man,” I haven’t been everywhere. I’ve been to enough places to know that there are some attractions that other cities have that I think would add to the allure of Pittsburgh, for residents as well as visitors. These are just a few of the items on our wish list. What do you think Pittsburgh needs? 1. A

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Pittsburgh Flu Epidemic of 1918

Pittsburgh Flu Epidemic of 1918

The opioid epidemic has claimed too many lives in our area, but at least in those cases, we know what’s causing the deaths and how to prevent them. Can you imagine thousands of people falling ill and dying and not knowing what was causing it, how to treat it, or how to prevent it? That is exactly what happened in Pittsburgh in the fall of

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Pittsburgh Year in Review – 2019

Pittsburgh Year in Review – 2019

January Antonio Brown tweets that he wants to be traded from the Steelers, beginning a year a drama for the wide receiver. Penn State loses to Kentucky on New Year’s Day in the Citrus Bowl. On January 20, the area experienced a Super Wolf Blood moon. Twelve barges break loose on the Mon closing several bridges. The PA Turnpike raises tolls–again. February Punxsutawney Phil does

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8 Crazy Nights: Celebrating Hanukkah in Pittsburgh

8 Crazy Nights: Celebrating Hanukkah in Pittsburgh

This week marks the beginning of Hanukkah, the Festival of Lights, for the Jewish people. The history behind this joyous holiday lies within the miracle of the Maccabees and God’s divine intervention. When the Grecian armies destroyed the Second Temple, Jewish armies rose and defeated their persecutors. However, when rededicating the desecrated temple to the Jewish faith, the Maccabees discovered there was only enough oil

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Pittsburgh’s Growing Hospital Scene

Pittsburgh's Growing Hospital Scene

Pittsburgh has long been noted for its world-class medical facilities; however, not one to rest their laurels, the area’s medical providers are investing in our region and building a number of new hospitals, treatment centers, and specialty hospitals. Keep an eye out for these new medical facilities going up around town in 2020. UPMC Vision and Rehabilitation Tower This new nine-story facility will provide physical

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Kennywood’s Holiday Lights for 2019

Kennywood's Holiday Lights for 2019

Where can you go to enjoy the spirit of the season while also getting to enjoy fun rides? Kennywood Park’s Holiday Lights, of course! Now through December 30th visitors will get to see the festive side of Kennywood. The park is dazzling with nearly two million lights and the tallest decorated Christmas tree in Pennsylvania, towering at 100 feet. You can visit Santa, take in

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100th Year of The Carnegie Science Center’s Miniature Railroad & Village

100th Year of The Carnegie Science Center’s Miniature Railroad & Village

Pittsburgh is rich in history. From the ancient oaks that line the streets of its old steel mill towns to the Revolutionary War landmarks; there is much for Pittsburghers to take pride in. This past week, one of Pittsburgh’s smaller-scale historic attractions reopened for its 100th season at the Carnegie Science Center. The Carnegie Science Center’s Miniature Railroad & Village reopened on November 21st with

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