Indian Community at Home in Pittsburgh  

Indian Community at Home in Pittsburgh  

As everyone knows, Christopher Columbus sailed from Spain in 1492 in search of a passage to India.  Instead, he found the Americas.  More than 500 years later we have a slightly different scenario: many Indians are leaving the subcontinent and discovering Pittsburgh. The Pittsburgh area in the past has experienced waves of immigration; many came to the region seeking a better future in America than

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Italian Heritage 

Italian Heritage 

It’s la Dolce Vita for Italians in Pittsburgh We all know Christopher Columbus came to the New World in 1492, but it took many generations after that before his fellow Italians would establish a large presence in North America.  During colonial times, there were a few Italians living here, but it wasn’t until later in the nineteenth century that the first sizable influx of immigrants

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Witamy! Pittsburgh’s Polish Power  

Witamy! Pittsburgh's Polish Power  

Copernicus, Chopin, Pope John Paul II: these are just a few of the myriad Polish notables who have left their marks on history.  Although these Polish luminaries resided in Europe, when the Polish came to Pittsburgh, they did not leave their remarkable culture behind.  The list of accomplishments by Americans of Polish ancestry is as long as some of the consonant-crammed surnames they bear. Witamy

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Ukrainians in Pittsburgh 

Ukrainians in Pittsburgh 

If you’ve lived in Pittsburgh for any length of time, you’ve probably met someone of Ukrainian descent. Or maybe you are Ukrainian yourself. For those who are not Ukrainian, you may not know much about this nationality group and the country from which they hail. This is not surprising since for centuries, Ukrainians have been valiantly trying to hold on to their country, independence, and

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Attack Theatre Conquers Pittsburgh

Attack Theatre Conquers Pittsburgh

Attack Theatre, which creates original collaborative dance-based performances, was founded in 1994 by Michele de la Reza and Peter Kope. In honor of the theatre’s 20th anniversary, Popular Pittsburgh asked Michele to reflect on the theatre’s two decades of success. Q. What was it about Pittsburgh that made you decide to found Attack Theatre here? A. Originally from Houston, Texas, I moved to Pittsburgh from New

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Why Are Pittsburghers So Friendly?

Why Are Pittsburghers So Friendly?

“I was lost in Pittsburgh, and when I asked for directions, the person I stopped on the street insisted on walking me to my destination.” “My car had a flat on the Parkway, and three people stopped to help me.” “When I moved into my new home, the next door neighbors welcomed me with a cake.” Experiences like these are not rare when you are

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Pittsburgh is Going to the Dogs

Pittsburgh is Going to the Dogs

Though not Paris, where dogs seem to have free rein in the City of Lights, even going to bistros, salons, and on the metro with their owners, Pittsburgh is nonetheless a pooch-friendly city. Lewis and Clark (& Seaman) One of the earliest recorded dogs in the area was Seaman, a Newfoundland, who belonged to Captain Meriwether Lewis and accompanied Lewis and his partner, William Clark,

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Health Systems in Pittsburgh

Health Systems in Pittsburgh

Excellent medical care is not something to be taken for granted. Just as Pittsburgh’s reputation has turned from one of being an industrial powerhouse to one of being a leader in robotics and high-tech industries, so, too, the city has gained acclaim as a leader in the field of medicine. Today, Pittsburgh area hospitals boast highly trained physicians, the latest medical procedures and cutting-edge facilities

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Hispanics in Pittsburgh

Hispanics in Pittsburgh

At one time, finding a Hispanic person in Pittsburgh was almost as rare as finding a Cleveland Browns fan in the city. But that has begun to change. “Hispanic” is an all-encompassing term for those with roots in Mexico, Spain, areas of the Caribbean, and Central and South America. According to the 2010 U.S. Census, there were slightly more than 11,000 Hispanics living in Allegheny

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The Pennsylvania Center for Women and Politics

The Pennsylvania Center for Women and Politics

Helping Women to Seek Office If you’ve ever observed a car with a steering wheel locked in a turn, you know that the car will go nowhere but in a circle. Perhaps that’s why our government sometimes seems to be running in circles and getting nothing done; it has been turned in one direction. While the population of Pennsylvania is almost equally divided between women

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