10 Gifts that are Perfect for Pittsburghers!

10 Gifts that are Perfect for Pittsburghers!

The holiday season is right around the corner and gift shopping right along with it. Sometimes it can be difficult to find the perfect gift for family and friends. We have compiled a list of 10 gift ideas to help you start your holiday off right. 1-Keepsake Ornaments Pick one of the lovely ornaments from the Pittsburgh series for the Yinzer in your life or

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History Uncovered: Pittsburgh’s First Thanksgiving!

History Uncovered: Pittsburgh's First Thanksgiving!

While the Pilgrims and Native Americans jubilantly celebrated the first Thanksgiving at Plymouth Rock in 1621, Pittsburgh was not privy to this celebration until 1756, more than one hundred years later.  Nevertheless, Pittsburgh’s first Thanksgiving was one filled with historical significance and festivity, and helped to set the foundation for our feasts of today. War and Peace During the French and Indian War (1754-1763) the

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Horne’s & Their Iconic Christmas Tree

Horne’s & Their Iconic Christmas Tree

Since 1953, when the 100-foot tall Christmas tree begins to go up on the corner of the old Joseph Horne’s Department store building at Penn Avenue and Stanwix Streets, Pittsburghers know that Christmas will soon be here. The tree that wraps around the corner of the seven-story building has more than 2,500 lights and more than 2,000 ornaments. It is now first illuminated as part

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Amen to Action

Amen to Action

It is finally November, and along with the anticipation for the upcoming holidays comes the inevitable focus of shopping. While we love to spread seasonal cheer by spoiling our friends and family with gifts and goodies, it is also important to step back from the commercial world. Recently, we were able to interview Reid Carpenter, founder of Amen to Action. Amen to Action is dedicated

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Keeping the Flames Alive: Continuing the Legacy of Tree of Life Victims

Keeping the Flames Alive: Continuing the Legacy of Tree of Life Victims

I will never forget the morning of Saturday October 27th, 2018. What was a relaxing morning at home watching national news with my family soon became a chaotic blur of intense emotional heartbreak and the constant shrill ringing of my house phone- with worried family and friends on the other end. The shock of reading the words “Mass Shooting at Tree of Life Synagogue” scrawled

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The History Behind the Holiday: Cinco de Mayo

The History Behind the Holiday: Cinco de Mayo

The mention of Cinco de Mayo makes you think of bright colors, refreshing alcoholic drinks, and of course a celebration of the Mexican people. However, while America loves any reason to celebrate, the true meaning and purpose of celebrating the “Fifth of May” is often lost beneath fluttering pinatas and the glitters of alcohol-fueled parties. But fear not, because of Popular Pittsburgh’s never-ending thirst for

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Passover: The Story Behind the Customs

Passover: The Story Behind the Customs

For the roughly 15 million Jewish people across the globe, celebrating Passover is an extraordinarily important part of their faith. However, for all of its significance, a large portion of people (Jews included) are left in the dark when it comes to why it is celebrated and the reason behind the various customs attributed with it. With that in mind, as the Spring season brings

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Punxsutawney Phil-The Real Party Animal

Punxsutawney Phil-The Real Party Animal

You may think that Punxsutawney Phil slumbers in his burrow the year round only to rise early once a year on February 2, Groundhog Day, to greet his devotees and hand down his weather wisdom. But Phil is the original party animal. There are so many events and parties leading up to his big day, that we suspect the furry fellow needs to hole-up until

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Museum of the Bible Attracts Epic Crowds

Museum of the Bible Attracts Epic Crowds

On November 17, 2017, the Museum of the Bible opened in Washington, D.C., and if the vast crowds lining up to get inside it are any indication, this new museum is a hit of epic proportions. Located three blocks from the National Mall, at 400 4th Street SW, the privately funded museum is housed in a former refrigeration warehouse and is a short walk from

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