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Women Wanted for Trade Jobs

Women Wanted for Trade Jobs

During the 1960s and 1970s, the feminist movement pushed for women to enter careers that were exclusively male-dominated, including the trades. As a result, women broke down barriers and became painters, plumbers, electricians, and the like. This movement was even reflected on the silver screen in the movie Flashdance, which featured a young woman welder as the main character. Today, we don’t hear much about

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The Buzz on Pittsburgh’s Bees

The Buzz on Pittsburgh’s Bees

Joe Zgurzynski is the owner and operator of Country Barn Farm located in O’Hara Township. A Master Beekeeper, he grew up on a small farm in New Jersey and has been interested in beekeeping since he was a teen. Not only does he teach beekeeping workshops and mentor novice beekeepers, he supplies Giant Eagle Market District stores in Bethel Park, Wexford, Shadyside, Waterworks, and Settlers

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BirdSafe Is for the Birds

BirdSafe Is for the Birds

The Plight for Birds Potholes and road construction can pose problems for drivers trying to navigate through Pittsburgh, but that is nothing compare to the plight of the migratory birds who pass through the city. Each spring and fall, hundreds of birds die in downtown Pittsburgh from colliding with buildings. According to BirdSafe Pittsburgh, it is estimated that “an average of 599 million birds die

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Poisonous Plants: What They Are and How to Care for Allergic Reactions

Poisonous Plants: What They Are and How to Care for Allergic Reactions

Whether you are a scout, a nature enthusiast, or an outdoor aficionado, the ubiquitous adage “Leaves of three, let them be” is always a present and clear reminder to be aware of your surroundings and keep a healthy distance from the devilish, itch inducing plant: poison ivy. However, while charming, this simple rhyme grossly underestimates the amount of poisonous plants lurking in Pennsylvania’s forests, green

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Relocation Professionals

Relocation Professionals

When it comes to searching for a place to live, mortgaging, renovating, selling your house, or retirement, you need someone to consult with. George R Payne nmls# 139971 Mortgage Specialist, Federated Mortgage Corp nmls# 101475 My aim is to customize a program for you to achieve your goals whether it is to purchase a home, home improvement (equity line) or refinance your current home. One

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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 brings to mind 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 knowledge,

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Opera Soprano Danielle Pastin Sings Pittsburgh’s Praises

Opera Soprano Danielle Pastin Sings Pittsburgh’s Praises

“Pittsburgh just felt like home,” said Danielle Pastin, opera soprano. Ms. Pastin has lived a nomadic life and performed all across the country including at the famed Metropolitan Opera, but she developed an affinity for Pittsburgh. “My father was a Navy band leader, and we moved around probably every two years. But my parents were born here, and my grandparents lived in McKees Rocks. We

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Van Gogh, Monet, Degas: The Mellon Collection of French Art at The Frick

Van Gogh, Monet, Degas: The Mellon Collection of French Art at The Frick

Buying art is the same thing as falling in love. ~Nohra Haime Thank goodness, Pittsburgh-born philanthropist Paul Mellon (1907-1999) and his wife, Rachel (Bunny) (1910-2014), fell in love with art many times, or we wouldn’t be enjoying the masterpieces now on display at The Frick Art Museum. From March 17 through July 8 2018, The Frick is exhibiting Van Gogh, Monet, Degas: The Mellon Collection

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Pittsburgh’s Amusement Park History

Pittsburgh is an ever-changing city. Many places of historical interest have been replaced with something more modern and arguably better. This was the fate for many of the amusement parks that were once scattered around the Greater Pittsburgh area. Modern day amusement parks got much of their start from trolley parks dating back to the late 1800’s. Trolley parks were created to give streetcar riders

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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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