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Pittsburgh’s Soldiers & Sailors Hall Preserving Military History

Pittsburgh’s Soldiers & Sailors Hall Preserving Military History

In his farewell address to Congress on April 19, 1951, legendary soldier General Douglas MacArthur said that, “Old soldiers never die; they just fade away.” No disrespect to the general, but Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall in Pittsburgh’s Oakland neighborhood was founded to ensure that our soldiers and sailors and their selfless service never fade from our memories. During the Reconstruction and healing of the

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Starting Out the New Year in Pittsburgh

Starting Out the New Year in Pittsburgh

After the champagne has been popped and the ball has been dropped, it is important to look towards all the opportunities a new year brings. With a fresh slate and open eyes, the world is yours to conquer. More specifically, the goals set for 2018–whether it is eating healthy, getting fit, or increasing charitable donations–can be easily accomplished in our beautiful city of Pittsburgh. Be

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New Years in Pittsburgh: Let’s Celebrate!

New Years in Pittsburgh: Let's Celebrate!

With 2017 coming to an end, it is always fun to look back into the past year to see all that happened. But, it is also important end the year with a bang by planning festive outings with family and friends. Below is a compiled list of Pittsburgh’s best New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day activities. First Night Pittsburgh: Head downtown for a night

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A New Holiday Tradition: Overly’s Country Christmas

A New Holiday Tradition: Overly's Country Christmas

The thrill of excitement that fills the air during the Christmas season is enough to crack a smile on even the biggest Scrooge. From baking cookies with the grand-kids to caroling with the family, there are endless traditions that warm the heart for years to come. While some traditions remain tried and true, it is always fun to amp up the holiday spirit with a

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Making Senior Money Last

Making Senior Money Last

  My father served in the Navy throughout the South Pacific during World War II, and when the war ended, he returned to Homestead, Pennsylvania, and labored in the mills for 30 years.  At age 65, my dad celebrated his well-deserved retirement…then went right back to work.  With his pension ravaged by the collapse of the steel industry and with a family to support, he

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To Succeed in Business, You Need a Team

To Succeed in Business, You Need a Team

It is often stated that 9 out of 10 businesses fail. While this may be a statistic you have heard before, it is important to dig deeper and discover where these numbers come from and if their is truth behind it. More importantly, is it worth the risk to start a business? The answer to that question is a resounding YES! Regardless of the difficulties,

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Meet Your Friendly Neighborhood Watershed Association

Meet Your Friendly Neighborhood Watershed Association

For the past 16 years the Nine Mile Run Watershed Association (NMRWA) has been working to protect and restore the watershed ecosystem, located in the East End of Pittsburgh. Born from a small project originally created by the STUDIO for Creative Inquiry at Carnegie Mellon University, the NMRWA has grown from just 1 employee at its inception, to now mobilizing 11 full and part time

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George Romero: The Man Who Made Zombies Cool

George Romero: The Man Who Made Zombies Cool

There were zombie movies before George Romero made the 1968 cult classic Night of the Living Dead, but none of them had the impact that this independent horror film had. A low-budget flick with a price tag of $114,000, Night of the Living Dead premiered to a less than stellar reception. Vince Canby, The New York Times movie reviewer, described his experience when seeing the

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Retiring in Pittsburgh

Retiring in Pittsburgh

By:  William G. Michaud American’s retiring citizens have been at the center of much attention in the media for the past few years. Bloomberg reported that last year in the fourth quarter of 2016, the number of Americans aged 65 or older without a disability that weren’t in work rose by 800,000. As the number increases more Americans are looking for new pastures that will suit their

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Pittsburgh City Steps for Climbing

Pittsburgh City Steps for Climbing

The City of Pittsburgh website states that there are 712 city steps, but in a 2014 Wall Street Journal article, Guy Costa, chief operations officer for the city, said that number was approximately 675. Bob Regan, who wrote the definitive book, The Steps of Pittsburgh: A Portrait of a City, contended in his book that that there were 712 sets of city staircases composed of

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