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Real vs. Artificial Christmas Tree

Real vs. Artificial Christmas Tree

Do you prefer a real tree or an artificial one? The elves at Popular Pittsburgh use both and wish to help make your choice easier. Real Tree Pros Real trees are the genuine article and are traditional. They smell better than a plastic tree, bringing that fresh, holiday aroma to your home day after day. Each tree has its own personality, making your Christmas tree

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The Pittsburgh Creche

The Pittsburgh Creche

The Christmas tree at the Point, department store window displays, and the decorated Nationality Rooms at the University of Pittsburgh are a few of the must-sees during the holiday season in Pittsburgh.  A new destination was added a little over a decade ago: The Pittsburgh Creche. Unveiled in 1999, The Pittsburgh Creche has quickly become a beloved Christmas observance for residents and visitors alike.  Located

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Cutting Down Your Own Christmas Tree in the Pittsburgh Area

Cutting Down Your Own Christmas Tree in the Pittsburgh Area

Nothing smells more like Christmas than the scent of a freshly cut tree, and for making holiday memories, nothing surpasses loading the family into the car and visiting a nearby tree farm or nursery to chop down your own tree. One thing to keep in mind when visiting a tree farm is to dress for the weather, paying special attention to footwear. You may want to wear

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Ethnic Holiday Traditions Pittsburgh-Style

Ethnic Holiday Traditions Pittsburgh-Style

Pittsburgh was diverse before that term became a buzz word. Early immigrants to the city primarily came from Europe, while today’s immigrants come from all over the world, making the city a proverbial melting pot. When new arrivals settled here, they were faced with a dilemma: how to assimilate yet retain a connection to the culture they had left behind. One way to preserve their

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Jewish Immigrants Have Found a Home in Pittsburgh

Jewish Immigrants Have Found a Home in Pittsburgh

An examination of the long history of the Jewish people reveals immigration to many lands across the globe. Over the millennia, whether by force or by necessity, that Diaspora has left the world with communities of Jews scattered all over the world. Pittsburgh is no exception as Jewish people have lived here since the 1800’s. The exact time when Jews began to come to Pittsburgh

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Some Great Neighborhoods to Investigate When Buying a Home in Pittsburgh

Some Great Neighborhoods to Investigate When Buying a Home in Pittsburgh

  Some Great Neighborhoods to Investigate When Buying a Home For many years Pittsburgh has been touted as a great place to live and great place in which to buy a home. But where is the best place for you to buy a home in the Pittsburgh area? That depends upon what you want. Do you desire a neighborhood that’s urban, suburban, or rural? Are

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Some Great Neighborhoods to Investigate When Buying a Home in Pittsburgh: Northern Suburbs

Some Great Neighborhoods to Investigate When Buying a Home in Pittsburgh: Northern Suburbs

When Interstate 279 North was completed, the area north of the city experienced a housing boom. In the north, you can find communities that mimic urban areas to classic suburban neighborhoods and rural communities. Below are some deserving a closer look. McCandless The town of McCandless is only 16.4 square miles, but it is packed with amenities from nearby North Park to LaRoche College, from

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Some Great Neighborhoods to Investigate When Buying a Home in Pittsburgh: Eastern Suburbs

Some Great Neighborhoods to Investigate When Buying a Home in Pittsburgh: Eastern Suburbs

Many of the eastern suburbs of Pittsburgh are quite large in area, but there are smaller hamlets to be found within those larger municipalities. As is the case in most suburban communities, the closer you are to the city, the more established they are. Churchill Churchill is a small, lovely community 10 miles east of Pittsburgh. It is mostly residential with well-maintained, solidly built homes.

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Some Great Neighborhoods to Investigate When Buying a Home in Pittsburgh: Southern Suburbs

Some Great Neighborhoods to Investigate When Buying a Home in Pittsburgh: Southern Suburbs

Like the North Hills, the South Hills contains many municipalities. One big difference is the South Hills has the “T”, the mass transit system that the North Hills lacks. Otherwise, in terms of amenities, the North Hills and South Hills share many of the same things. Bethel Park Bethel Park is a well established municipality and is convenient to South Park. It boasts quiet, stable

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Some Great Neighborhoods to Investigate When Buying a Home in Pittsburgh: Western Suburbs

Some Great Neighborhoods to Investigate When Buying a Home in Pittsburgh: Western Suburbs

With the opening of Robinson Town Centre, the Settler’s Ridge complex, and the Mall at Robinson, the western suburbs has seen an explosion of development. Its close proximity to one of the nation’s premiere airports, Pittsburgh International, has also made the area west of Pittsburgh one of the fastest growing in the region. Bridgeville Bridgeville is located in the southwest portion of Allegheny County. It

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