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In This Issue, December 2015

Nov 30, 2015 06:27PM, Published by North Hills Monthly magazine, Categories: Home+Garden, Health+Wellness, Travel, Education, Pets, Today



Daniel Childs started Chromos to provide affordable eyewear options

Chromos Eyewear Founder Gives Back through Free Glasses Program - Nov 30, 2015 06:11PM

At the age of 23, Daniel Childs is already a successful businessman—but it is his vision of how his company can help children in the Pittsburgh community that truly makes him unique. Read More » 

 

How Does Variety the Childrens Charity Provide Inclusive Opportunities for Kids with Special Needs - Nov 30 2015 0611PM

How Does Variety the Children’s Charity Provide Inclusive Opportunities for Kids with Special Needs? - Nov 30, 2015 06:11PM

Almost 90 years later, the nonprofit is still going strong, with a focus on providing adaptive bikes, strollers and communication devices for children with special needs. Read More » 

 

Home for the Holidays Family Meal Traditions Inspire Love and Make Memories - Nov 30 2015 0612PM

Home for the Holidays: Family Meal Traditions Inspire Love and Make Memories - Nov 30, 2015 06:12PM

The common threads across such widely varied menus are an appreciation for cultural and family traditions and the love and pride with which the food is prepared. Read More » 

 

Hot Games for the Holidays - Nov 30 2015 0612PM

Hot Games for the Holidays - Nov 30, 2015 06:12PM

From Loonacy to Pandemic to Star Wars-themed miniature sets, this year’s hot games require a lot more than just passing Go. Read More » 

 

Its Not Your Grandmas Eggnog - Nov 30 2015 0612PM

It’s Not Your Grandma’s Eggnog - Nov 30, 2015 06:12PM

There are lots of ways to enjoy the holiday spirit, and one of them is to drink holiday spirits! We looked at some of the more interesting offerings this month and came up with a few reco... Read More » 

 

St Ursula School Students Feed the Hungry through Red Door Program - Nov 30 2015 0613PM

St. Ursula School Students Feed the Hungry through Red Door Program - Nov 30, 2015 06:13PM

St. Ursula School students prepared bag lunches for the less fortunate. For the past three years, the school has partnered with St. Mary of Mercy’s Red Door Program to distribute the meals. Read More » 

 

Gifts Gardeners Can Use Year-round - Nov 30 2015 0613PM

Gifts Gardeners Can Use Year-round - Nov 30, 2015 06:13PM

Gift giving this time of year tends to make us all more than a little crazy, so let me give you some ideas for the gardener in your life. Read More » 

 

You Know What They Say About the Weather - Nov 30 2015 0613PM

You Know What They Say About the Weather… - Nov 30, 2015 06:13PM

I am now in the Weatherman Witness Protection Program. I still talk about weather but am not responsible for the forecast. I can join others in expressing displeasure with what ‘they’ say. Read More » 

 

How Did Certain New Years Eve Traditions Get Started - Nov 30 2015 0613PM

How Did Certain New Year’s Eve Traditions Get Started? - Nov 30, 2015 06:13PM

At the end of this month on New Year’s Eve, many people will be singing Auld Lang Syne without knowing what the words mean. What do they mean and what about some other New Year’s questions? Read More » 

 

Donate to Local Animal Shelters for a Tail-Wagging Reward - Nov 30 2015 0614PM

Donate to Local Animal Shelters for a Tail-Wagging Reward - Nov 30, 2015 06:14PM

While shelter volunteers would love to see every homeless animal snuggled up in a warm house this holiday season, they would also appreciate knowing that those who remain in shelters have... Read More » 

 

Diet Important to Ensure Pets Optimal Health - Nov 30 2015 0614PM

Diet Important to Ensure Pets’ Optimal Health - Nov 30, 2015 06:14PM

For pet parents, navigating the aisles of pet food stores can be confusing. Part of the reason for the growth in the industry is that pets are seen as another member of the family, transl... Read More » 

 

Photo  Lisa West

Say Woof! Photographers Capture Human-Animal Bond - Nov 30, 2015 06:14PM

Pets, to a lot of people, are just like their children; they are family members. It’s about what shines through in that photo image to remind you of that unconditional love that you have ... Read More » 

 

Local Inventor Brings Ideas to Life - Nov 30 2015 0615PM

Local Inventor Brings Ideas to Life - Nov 30, 2015 06:15PM

"There are outside influences that drive me to rig the kitchen with flying ghosts. Luckily for me, my wife is also creative and very patient!” Read More » 

 

Centuries-Old Traditions Thrive in the Black Forest Region of Germany - Nov 30 2015 0615PM

Centuries-Old Traditions Thrive in the Black Forest Region of Germany - Nov 30, 2015 06:15PM

Some of Santa's helpers can still be found in the Black Forest region of Germany at the Dorotheenhütte in Wolfach, the last glassworks in the area that still manufactures mouth-blown glass. Read More » 

 

Crafting a Legacy Modern Cobblers and Tailors Are Low in Number but Abundant in Old-School Quality - Nov 30 2015 0615PM

Crafting a Legacy: Modern Cobblers and Tailors Are Low in Number, but Abundant in Old-School Quality - Nov 30, 2015 06:15PM

In an age where most of us are accustomed to clicking a few keys on the computer to order airline tickets, buy books or purchase clothing, the personal touch and investment of time offere... Read More » 

 

OHara Students Win Battle of the Books

New & Notable, December 2015 - Nov 30, 2015 06:15PM

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

 

Almond Joy Macaroons - Nov 30 2015 0616PM

Almond Joy Macaroons - Nov 30, 2015 06:16PM

Oh, macaroons. I love these simple cookies. They make the best use of one of my favorite ingredients (coconut) and, when executed correctly, are ridiculously soft and chewy. Read More » 

 

Holiday Re-Tail Therapy at Animal Friends - Nov 30 2015 0616PM

Holiday Re-Tail Therapy at Animal Friends - Nov 30, 2015 06:16PM

Animal Friends’ on-site retail shop has the basics and hard-to-find items for pets and humans alike. Best of all, purchases benefit our shelter residents! Read More » 

 

Resonant Architecture - Nov 30 2015 0616PM

Resonant Architecture - Nov 30, 2015 06:16PM

But when it comes right down to it, the primary role for a house is to provide shelter, and at this time of year, that means shelter from the cold, the snow, and the dark. Read More » 

 


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