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North Hills Monthly

In This Issue, Oct. 2014

Sep 30, 2014 05:44PM ● By Vanessa Orr

Nest Expressions Expands to Include New Retail Location - Sep 30, 2014 12:50PM

Nest Expressions Window and Flooring Fashions is now open in the Village at Pine in Wexford. Read More

On this anniversary of the founding of the United Nations, what’s the only country ever asked to leave the UN? - Sep 30, 2014 01:01PM

Of the 196 independent countries in the world today, only two others are not in the UN. Read More

What Does Mayor Peduto Have Planned for Pittsburgh? - Sep 30, 2014 01:07PM

Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto has supporters and opponents agreeing on at least one thing: He is not your typical mayor. Read More

Changes to GED Test Make it More Challenging - Sep 30, 2014 01:54PM

The GED’s most recent change included doing away with the paper version in favor of current technology, one of the many deviations from the way the test has traditionally been administered. Read More

Cyber Students Have Options When it Comes to Physical Education - Sep 30, 2014 02:02PM

For children who are homeschooled, getting the requisite physical education may be more of a challenge without a regularly scheduled class. Read More

Student Exchange Programs Provide Immersion into Different Cultures - Sep 30, 2014 02:08PM

There are many advantages to taking part in a student exchange program. Read More

Jubilation Gala Promotes Education in Africa - Sep 30, 2014 03:04PM

Spend an evening in Africa without leaving Pittsburgh on Friday, October 3, at the Manchester Craftsmen’s Guild Concert Hall in the North Side. Read More

La Roche College Opens Field of Dreams - Sep 30, 2014 02:27PM

“It is not a cliché to say that this complex is, indeed, a ‘field of dreams’ for La Roche College." Read More

Breast Cancer Awareness Important Year-round - Sep 30, 2014 03:04PM

It’s October, and although fall colors abound, don’t forget to wear pink in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Read More

Victim Turns Advocate for Domestic Violence Awareness - Sep 30, 2014 02:46PM

This is the story that Lynn Shiner has lived every day of her life since Christmas Day 1994, when this mother of two lost her young children at the hands of her estranged husband. Read More

It’s Leaf Peeping Season! - Sep 30, 2014 03:10PM

Every year the leaves change and reveal an array of color in a spectacular fashion that is envied and emulated by poets and artists. Read More

Cut Energy Costs by Winterizing Your Home - Sep 30, 2014 03:18PM

If we get another winter like this past season, you’ll need to properly prepare your home in order to protect it from the harsh elements and save yourself a little cash along the way. Read More

New or Native Plants — Which is Best? - Sep 30, 2014 03:28PM

When do we decide that something is native? After five years, 25 years, 100 years or longer? There is no defining time that makes something truly native. Read More

Repurposing Pays It Forward in Many Ways - Sep 30, 2014 03:35PM

Repurposing helps those in need, from shelter animals to women getting their lives back on track. Read More

Shelter Dogs: Myths and Misconceptions - Sep 30, 2014 03:41PM

Every year, approximately 1.2 million dogs are euthanized in animal shelters across the United States. Read More

There’s Nothing Scary about Historic Cemeteries - Sep 30, 2014 04:46PM

In the spirit of Halloween, I’m going to write about some of my favorite graveyards—places that I would recommend that you visit if you like history or architecture, or just a good story. Read More

Local Haunted Houses Provide Chills, Thrills - Sep 30, 2014 05:12PM

For those who have outgrown the costumes but are still looking for a frighteningly good way to welcome the season, there are a number of haunted houses that will give you a good scare. Read More

New & Notable, Oct. 2014 - Sep 30, 2014 05:27PM

New&Notable spotlights the accomplishments of those living & working in the North Hills, from new business hires to award-winning students. Read More

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