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New & Notable, June 2015

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

A Small Town Full of Surprises: Elkins, West Virginia

There are a lot of surprises to be found in Elkins, West Virginia.

Fed Up with the Foodie Craze

According to, a Foodie is described as a person keenly interested in food, especially in eating or cooking.

K-9 Six Project Pairs Shelter Dogs with Veterans

The K-9 Six Project pairs shelter dogs with veterans to help provide both companionship and emotional support.

Strawberries are a Sure Sign of Summer

June is the month when summer really begins for us. Long days, lightning bugs, and the ability to spend the day planting a garden lull us into the joys of the season.

Local Agencies Help Prospective Volunteers Find the Right Fit

Happily for residents of the North Hills, Pittsburgh is home to a number of exemplary organizations that can help connect prospective volunteers with the places that need them most.

Frankferd Farms Promotes Sustainable Farming through Solar Energy

“We love the life of self-sufficiency,” declared Saxonburg business owner T. Lyle Ferderber from his 100-year-old barn on his award-winning farm, which is powered partly by solar energy.

Is it really true that the current U.S. flag was designed by a 17-year-old high school student?

When preparations were being made in the late 1950s for Hawaii to join the Union as its 50th state, it was obvious that the nation would need a new flag.

Involving Children in a Wedding Makes the Event Even More Special

Second marriages are on the rise and blended families are rapidly becoming part of the fabric of life.

Tying the Knot? Bridal Showers 101

While the traditional shower format is still popular, recent trends show that the rules have relaxed tremendously.

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