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In This Issue, November 2017

A tree display at The Hosanna Industries Festival of the Trees photo courtesy of Marta Greca

Spirited Festivals Mark Start of Holiday Season - Oct 31, 2017 05:15PM

Even before the first snowflake falls, the desire to light up the night, sit on Santa’s knee or take horse-drawn carriage rides through downtown streets can be fulfilled. Read More » 


Harmony Museums Annual WeihnachtsMarkt Attracts Thousands - Oct 31 2017 0516PM

Harmony Museum’s Annual WeihnachtsMarkt Attracts Thousands - Oct 31, 2017 05:16PM

Each year, Harmony’s National Historic Landmark District briefly transforms into WeihnachtsMarkt, a traditional German Christmas market. Read More » 


The Andy Warhol Museum gift shop

Museum Shops Draw Outside the Lines with Unique Gifts - Oct 31, 2017 05:16PM

If you’re looking to purchase some creative gifts this holiday season, try stepping out of the mall and into one of Pittsburgh’s art museums. Read More » 


Holiday Shopping Some hAPPy Solutions to Gift Buying Woes - Oct 31 2017 0516PM

Holiday Shopping: Some hAPPy Solutions to Gift Buying Woes - Oct 31, 2017 05:16PM

An array of apps can help shoppers find nifty items, search for the best deals and even avoid the crowds altogether. Read More » 



Aspinwall, Fox Chapel Have Much to Offer Residents, Visitors - Oct 31, 2017 05:16PM

Whether you want to spend a day wandering through a shopping district or hiking a local trail, or spend an evening watching a performance or dining in a unique restaurant, Aspinwall and F... Read More » 


The joy of seeing Santa

It’s a Wonderful Life in Indiana, PA - Oct 31, 2017 05:16PM

I’m not quite sure how I found myself marching in the middle of a parade, but when you’re in Indiana County, PA, during the Christmas season, I guess sometimes the holiday spirit just swe... Read More » 


Two of Anne Beachs three children were born at The Midwife Center

Birthing Center Provides Alternative for Expecting Moms - Oct 31, 2017 05:17PM

Having a baby is such an exciting time for new parents, but it also comes with a lot of decisions—the first being the delivery plan. Read More » 


l-r Anthony Savannah director Community Engagement Passavant Hospital Foundation Fay Morgan president and chief executive officer Passavant Hospital Foundation Susan Hoolahan chief nursing officer and vice president Operations  Patient Care Services UPMC Passavant and Dave Martin senior vice president Health Services Division UPMC and president UPMC Passavant

Passavant Hospital Foundation: Advancing Health and Wellness through Philanthropy - Oct 31, 2017 05:17PM

For more than 37 years, one of the most important sources of transformational giving at UPMC Passavant has been Passavant Hospital Foundation. Read More » 


It may look like play but free developmental Child Check screenings provided by Lifesteps help identify early delays in children age birth to 5

Clients, Communities Benefit from Lifesteps’ Services - Oct 31, 2017 05:17PM

Children, families, adults with special needs, and seniors who need support, training or advocacy can turn to Lifesteps, an organization that helps its clients meet life’s changing needs. Read More » 


Local Schools Medical Professionals Taking Proactive Stance on Opioid Crisis - Oct 31 2017 0515PM

Local Schools, Medical Professionals Taking Proactive Stance on Opioid Crisis - Oct 31, 2017 05:15PM

In August, the Trump administration declared the opioid crisis a national emergency, citing the quadrupling of opioid-related deaths in the United States over the last 20 years as a reaso... Read More » 


Get in Touch with the Benefits of Massage - Oct 31 2017 0517PM

Get in Touch with the Benefits of Massage - Oct 31, 2017 05:17PM

Many people think of massage as a great way to relax and pamper yourself. Read More » 


Community Leadership Course for Veterans volunteers move a log into place at the nature play area at the Frick Environmental Center Photo credit Taiji Nelson

Rethink Veterans Hopes to Bridge Military-Citizen Divide - Oct 31, 2017 05:17PM

Veterans returning to civilian life have much to offer, yet a successful transition has many components that they must navigate. Read More » 


Foster Love Project Kicks Off Donation Drive Opens New Center - Oct 31 2017 0518PM

Foster Love Project Kicks Off Donation Drive, Opens New Center - Oct 31, 2017 05:18PM

Kelly and Andrew Hughes have opened their home to many foster children over the years, so they are well-versed in what these children need as they transition from one home to another. Read More » 


Technology Making it Easier to Track Down Lost Dogs - Oct 31 2017 0518PM

Technology Making it Easier to Track Down Lost Dogs - Oct 31, 2017 05:18PM

If you have a dog, you probably know the feeling. One minute they’re on the end of the leash or in the house…the next moment they’re not. Read More » 


Two big browns in an observation bat box

Disease, Habitat Destruction Decimating Pennsylvania’s Bat Population - Oct 31, 2017 05:18PM

There are many misperceptions about bats; one of the most common being that this “mouse with wings” is a rodent, or that they pose a danger to humans. Read More »