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In This Issue March 2020

Feb 29, 2020 11:23AM ● By North Hills Monthly Magazine
Zita Billmann

Zita Billmann Credits Real Estate Success to Connecting with Clients

You’ve probably seen her face on billboards, in print magazines, or very likely, on “Sold” signs in front of many North Hills homes. Read More » 


What a Difference Two Decades Make

What a Difference Two Decades Make

Two decades later, we’re proud to be celebrating her legacy, as 2020 marks our 20th year of serving the North Hills community. Read More » 


A framed vertical succulent garden Photo by  Karel Ulizio

Sustainability, Healthy Eating and Urban Living Influencing Gardening Trends

The seed catalogs are arriving, and warm weather is right around the corner, which means gardening can’t be far behind. Read More » 


Keller Court Commons at Eden Hall

Ecovillage at Eden Hall First of its Kind on University Campus

Plans to develop Pittsburgh’s first ecovillage are underway at Chatham University’s Eden Hall Campus. Read More » 



From Confectionary Supply Store to Contemporary Home Couple Renovates Mexican War Streets House

From Confectionary Supply Store to Contemporary Home: Couple Renovates Mexican War Streets House

When passersby stroll past Leslie Vincen and Dan Wintermantel’s row home in the Mexican War Streets and glance into the large picture windows facing the street, they sometimes think the h... Read More » 


Mason bees Photo courtesy Audubon Society of Western Pennsylvania

Help Birds, Bats and Bees by Providing Nesting Boxes

Birds, bats and bees are all important to the environment, but all have suffered from decreased nesting areas due to development. Read More » 


Millvale Tool Library Saves Users Money Teaches Skills

Millvale Tool Library Saves Users Money, Teaches Skills

Any home remodeling or repair project can quickly become expensive, especially if you have to buy new tools. Enter the Millvale Tool Library. Read More » 


Photo courtesy Wagsburgh

Pet Enrichment Key to Happier, Healthier, Calmer Animals

Did you know that when you let your dog play with food puzzles that it stimulates his or her brain? Read More » 


Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy

Activities Directors Add Fresh Options to Keep Camps Exciting

As the countdown to summer begins, so does the planning for summer camp activities. Read More » 


cAPPture the Essence of the Great Outdoors Essential Apps for Camping

cAPPture the Essence of the Great Outdoors: Essential Apps for Camping

Few experiences compare to sleeping out under the stars, at one with nature. Read More » 


Daisy the Alchiers camping companion

Some Research Required before Camping with Your Pet

When Will and Lisa Alchier go camping, their 6-year-old West Highland Terrier goes with them. Read More » 


You can warm up while enjoying stunning views at the Rustic Ridge Retreat just one of many impressive accommodations

Winter Fireplace Getaways Showcase Wonders of Raystown Lake Region in the Off-season

For those of us living in Pittsburgh, it hasn’t seemed like a real winter. There hasn’t been a lot of snow, the temperatures have barely touched the teens, and the rain has been almost un... Read More » 


The perfect vacation can be ruined if you dont take the proper precautions Photo courtesy AAA

Paradise Lost: How to Protect Yourself When Traveling

“My computer is gone,” my daughter, Eliza, said. We had just returned to our little villa in St. John USVI for Eliza to catch up on a bit of work. Read More » 


Photo credits Richard D Kelly

Teen Book Festival Celebrating Second Year

From March 27-28, the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust is bringing the second Bookish in the Burgh, Pittsburgh’s Teen Book Festival, back to Pittsburgh. Read More »