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In This Issue, December 2018

Nov 30, 2018 01:51PM ● By North Hills Monthly magazine
The McIlroy Centers Keefe Ellis Commons offers a space for students to study and hang out between classes

New McIlroy Center Offers Endless Opportunities for Shady Side Academy Students and Faculty

The new McIlroy Center for Science and Innovation at Shady Side Academy is just one more example of the school’s dedication to excellence for its students and faculty. Read More » 

 

Marian Crossman at the opening of the bridge named in her honor

Bridge Named to Honor ‘Ambassador to the Outdoors’

It isn’t every day that a bridge is named after you, but Marian Crossman downplays the honor. The Ross Township woman insists that she was selected by default. Read More » 

 

Kids and adults alike had fun at the Great Birthday Bake

Great Birthday Bake Helps Provide Parties for Homeless Children

On Sunday, Nov. 11, the Double Tree by Hilton Hotels Pittsburgh-Cranberry hosted the second annual Great Birthday Bake, Pittsburgh’s first kids’ baking competition, in support of Beverly’... Read More » 

 

A home on the  Live Worship and Shop House Tour

Hip, Healthy and Historic: Bellevue Comes into its Own

Bellevue has always been a charming borough filled with stunning historic houses, and its location close to the city makes it even more attractive. Read More » 

 

Many Options Available When it Comes to Feeding Pets

Many Options Available When it Comes to Feeding Pets

Food shopping for pets can be daunting, as there are more choices than ever before. Kibble versus wet food? Raw diets? Home cooked meals? It can be confusing. Read More » 

 

Photo courtesy of  Misty Pines Pet Company

Local Organizations Training Service Dogs to Help those with Special Needs

It was a simple wish—to walk across the stage to receive his high school diploma. But for Logan McGinnis, it wasn’t that simple. Read More » 

 

End of Greyhound Racing in Florida to Impact Local Adoption Groups

End of Greyhound Racing in Florida to Impact Local Adoption Groups

This past November, Florida voters elected to end greyhound racing, which on the face of it, might seem like good news for those who don’t want to see animals used in the sport. Read More » 

 

What Kind of Dog Do You Have DNA Testing Helps Discover Pets Roots

What Kind of Dog Do You Have? DNA Testing Helps Discover Pets' Roots

As sequencing technology has improved and costs have dropped, the genetic (DNA) testing industry has boomed in recent years. Read More » 

 

Photo courtesy of Humane Animal Rescue

Supporting Local Animal Shelters Makes for Meaningful Holiday Gift

Purchasing holiday gifts for someone who has everything is not only a chore, it can be a waste in so many ways. Read More » 

 

Parking Apps Make it Easier to Secure Space Downtown

Parking Apps Make it Easier to Secure Space Downtown

Love the magic of downtown shopping and dining, but hate to wander around in search of parking? There’s an app for that. Read More » 

 

AJAPOs year-end celebration in Washington DC

Acculturation for Justice, Access and Peace Outreach Helps Refugees Find a Place in Pittsburgh

The Acculturation for Justice, Access and Peace Outreach (AJAPO) is a resettlement agency established in 2001 to help refugees from African nations settle in Pittsburgh. Read More » 

 

Tis the Season to Back Up  those Computers

‘Tis the Season to Back Up those Computers

If visions of a shiny new laptop are dancing in your head, backing up your data long before the holidays will keep you from becoming a Grinch. Read More » 

 

You can see elk up close at the Elk Country Visitor Center in Benezette PA Photo courtesy of Clearfield County

Elk, Dinosaurs and Bigfoot Just a Few of the Attractions to be Found in PA’s Clearfield County

I’m not quite sure how to describe the sound. Extremely high-pitched, it resembles the squeal of car brakes being hit too hard, or a squeak of a door opening on old, rusty hinges. Read More »