Roger Humphries-Pittsburgh’s Drumming Genius

Roger Humphries-Pittsburgh’s Drumming Genius

“How do you get to Carnegie Hall?” The corny answer to this old joke was always, “Practice, Practice, Practice.” This rings true for the legendary Pittsburgh drummer, Roger Humphries. But being born into a musical family doesn’t hurt either. Early Years Humphries was born on January 30, 1944, the youngest of 10 children and was raised on Pittsburgh’s North Side. His uncles Frank and Hildred

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Robert Morris

Robert Morris

If George Washington had had his way, today, you may be seeing Morris on Broadway rather than the musical Hamilton. Robert Morris was known as the “Financier of the American Revolution” and was such a financial wizard that after the war, President George Washington offered him the position of Secretary of the Treasury in his cabinet. Morris declined the position and urged Washington to select Alexander Hamilton instead.

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William Pitt the Elder: Pittsburgh’s Well-Respected Namesake

William Pitt the Elder: Pittsburgh’s Well-Respected Namesake

Had King George III of Britain listened to William Pitt, those living in Pittsburgh today might be sipping tea and watching cricket instead of drinking Iron City beer and watching Steelers football. The city of Pittsburgh was named for the noted politician and statesman, William Pitt the Elder (not to be confused with his son, William Pitt the Younger) who often defended the rights of

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Our Hall of Fame Quarterbacks

Our Hall of Fame Quarterbacks

Presently, there are 26 quarterbacks in the NFL Hall of Fame from the modern era. Of those, six of them hail from our own backyard–more than any other place in the country.  Here are their stories. Johnny Unitas: 1979 Johnny Unitas was born in Pittsburgh on May 7, 1933, to Leon and Helen. Ultimately raised by a single mother after the death of their father,

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Pittsburgh Spotlight: Getting to Know Joylette Portlock PhD & Sustainable Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh Spotlight: Getting to Know Joylette Portlock PhD & Sustainable Pittsburgh

In recent decades, humanity’s impact on the environment has increasingly become a topic of interest-both on a global and local stage. And while leaders from across the world gather to discuss ways to incorporate sustainability and eco-friendly practices into national policy, it is important to recognize the efforts and groundbreaking movements happening on a local level. We reached out to Sustainable Pittsburgh, a nonprofit advancing

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Plots of Famous Pittsburghers

Plots of Famous Pittsburghers

Throughout our area’s history, people who have been born here or have come here and made an impact on the world—some for good, while others not so much. Here’s a look at some famous people associated with Pittsburgh and where they have been laid to rest. John Brashear Most people associate parks with fun, but Riverview Park on the city’s North Side is also a

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Creating America’s Best Front Yard

Creating America’s Best Front Yard

When Kevin Anthony Prall and his husband, Layne Bennett, bought their historic home in New Kensington, Pennsylvania, they knew there would be a lot of work to fix it up, but what they didn’t know was that their hard work and beautiful garden would eventually earn them the title of America’s Best Front Yard from Better Homes and Gardens. A Botanical Paradise Kevin and Layne’s

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Business to Consumer Directory

Business to Consumer Directory

Joseph Gardonis Coldwell Banker Real Estate Services North Huntingdon Office License No. RS358280 Joseph Gardonis, is an ambitious and well-versed real estate agent for Coldwell Banker. He serves the greater Pittsburgh area along with Westmoreland County. He stops at nothing when it comes to working hard, responsively, and honestly for his clients, whether it be seller or buyer, to make the complicated process of the

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Zambelli Fireworks

Zambelli Fireworks

Many immigrants to the U.S. brought recipes with them from the Old Country, but Antony Zambelli was a bit different. When he came, he didn’t bring recipes for his grandmother’s Christmas cookies or his mother’s delicious pasta; he brought his family’s recipes for creating fireworks. Thank goodness he did so, otherwise our skies for the past one hundred plus years would have been a lot

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Business to Business Directory

Business to Business Directory

Nick Sennott Pancoast Executive Search, Inc After 40 years of successfully introducing administrative support staff to many of the Western PA area’s finest companies and organizations, Pancoast Staffing Services, Inc., is excited to announce the addition of Pancoast Executive Search, Inc., to our family of employment services. Our consistent belief is that a company’s ultimate success depends on the quality of its next hire. By

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