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What Does Mayor Peduto Have Planned for Pittsburgh?

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

On this anniversary of the founding of the United Nations, what’s the only country ever asked to leave the UN?

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

In This Issue, Sept. 2014

Fall home and garden help, wine tastings, repurposing & upcycling and more!

How Should Young Children Learn About 9/11?

On this anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks, people will once again be gathering to commemorate and honor those who died. But how does one explain these horrors to children?

Middle School Team Brings Home First-place FIRSTLEGO Trophy

While other kids their ages are playing athletics or becoming immersed in video games, a local robotics team surrounds themselves with motors, LEGO pieces and game plans.

Harmony Remembers Hurricane Ivan

It’s been 10 years since Hurricane Ivan barreled into western Pennsylvania and caused flood waters to engulf the land surrounding the Connoquenessing River.

You’ve Come a Long Way, Pittsburgh

“Hell with the lid off!” That’s how 19th-century author James Parton described Pittsburgh back in its steelmaking heyday. Looking at photographs of that time period, it’s hard to argue.

Prepare Trees Now to Help Them Survive Long Winter

Just drive through any neighborhood after the leaves have fallen and you’ll see the damage wrought by improper pruning.

Start Now to Save Money on Heating Bills this Winter

According to the Farmers’ Almanac, this winter is expected to be much colder than normal, and have snowfall above normal.

Repurposing and Upcycling – Finding New Ways to Use Old Treasures

What do the words repurposing & upcycling mean to you? While fairly new to our language, these terms are increasing in popularity as creators, artists and storeowners are living them daily.

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