Hooray, It’s the Holidays in Pittsburgh! Light Up Night

Hooray, It’s the Holidays in Pittsburgh! Light Up Night

As fall fades into winter, the hours of daylight grow short, and darkness appears to reign.  For millennia, people have been “racing against the dying of the light” by observing various festivals and religious holidays that center on light overcoming darkness.  The Romans celebrated Saturnalia; the Celts, the Winter Solstice; the Jews, Hanukkah; and the Christians, Christmas.  All of these observances have light as an

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A Special Memorial Day in Windber

A Special Memorial Day in Windber

It was a warm, bright morning on Memorial Day of 2014.  The sky was unblemished, and the inhabitants of Windber filled the streets waiting for their annual Memorial Day parade. More people than in past parades squeezed together on sidewalks and lined the streets that surged with excitement.  The parade would be different this year. Loud cracks of the snare drum snapped through the air,

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Haunted Pittsburgh: The Ghoul’s Guide to Haunting and Frightening

Haunted Pittsburgh: The Ghoul's Guide to Haunting and Frightening

After coming to Pittsburgh, many people fall in love with our city and never want to leave.  This seems to be true even after death! You may not know it, but Pittsburgh is packed with poltergeists.  In 2007, The Associated Press and Ipsos conducted a poll and found that one in three people believe in ghosts.  Had they asked Pittsburghers, they might have been surprised

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