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Steel City Parkour owner turns hobby into career

| December 2, 2016 | 0 Comments
Steel City Parkour owner turns hobby into career

By Eddie Trizzino & Michael Richter, Point Park News Service: Christian Winchell, 24, describes parkour as “interacting with the environment with your body.” As a coach at Steel City Parkour in Export, Pa., he practices this almost every day to maximize his potential in this sport. Steel City Parkour, which opened in November 2014, is […]

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Cameroon and Pittsburgh meet on soccer pitch

| November 28, 2016 | 0 Comments
Cameroon and Pittsburgh meet on soccer pitch

By Christopher Ward, Point Park News Service: The Cameroon Football Development Program started with just a bag of soccer balls and a couple of volunteer coaches, whose goal was to teach life skills to the youth through the game of soccer. Justin Forzano, who founded the organization in 2010, first traveled to Cameroon in 2006 […]

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‘Littlest Angels’ helps parents remember babies

| October 27, 2016 | 0 Comments
‘Littlest Angels’ helps parents remember babies

By Neil Strebig, Point Park News Service: When Rose Ann Milbert started repurposing wedding gowns into burial gowns for stillborn babies and preemies who passed away, she never imagined the overwhelming amount of positive feedback she would receive. “We provide some comfort for families at a time of loss or about a time they are […]

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Brothers’ bakery legacy continues to thrive

| October 27, 2016 | 0 Comments
Brothers’ bakery legacy continues to thrive

By Tyler Polk, Point Park News Service: Nancy Mantsch married into the bakery business. She fell in love after World War II with her husband, Elmer, the youngest of three brothers who all owned their own bakery shops. The older brothers have closed their shops in recent years, and Elmer died in 2011. Mantsch now […]

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Social media gives — and takes away

| April 18, 2016 | 0 Comments
Social media gives — and takes away

By Christine Manganas, Point Park News Service: Brandi Smith of Smith Brothers Agency, an advertising company on Pittsburgh’s North Shore, addressed a nearly full Lawrence Hall Ballroom Monday, April 11 about her social media encounter with Lena Dunham. Smith, the agency’s digital and social strategist, explained how they composed a Twitter response to the Girls creator […]

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Restaurant recycling saves money and environment

| April 15, 2016 | 0 Comments
Restaurant recycling saves money and environment

By Christine Manganas, Point Park News Service: Restaurant owner Sean Casey occasionally finds himself fishing recyclables out of the garbage when others throw them in the nearest waste can. As owner of the Church Brew Works, Casey has been recycling everything he can – including the refurbished church where the restaurant is located – since […]

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Pittsburgh cigar shop offers laid-back vibe

Pittsburgh cigar shop offers laid-back vibe

By Ben Wyland, Point Park News Service: Pittsburgh’s Strip District can be an overwhelming and a chaotic place for a first-time visitor. Leaf and Bean, a cigar and coffee shop, offsets that chaos and provides a laid-back and slower-paced environment for the busy Strip. Owner Jim Robinson, also known as “Island Jim,” wanted to open a […]

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Point Park unveils Center for Media Innovation plans

| October 21, 2015 | 0 Comments
Point Park unveils Center for Media Innovation plans

By Lucy DeFruscio, Point Park News Service: Point Park University unveiled the floor plans of its new state-of-the-art learning center Wednesday morning during a press conference held at the location of the new Center for Media Innovation. The Center will be located at the corner of Wood Street and Third Avenue in the space of […]

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“Summer in the Square” runs through October

| September 30, 2015 | 0 Comments
“Summer in the Square” runs through October

By Mia Rupani, Point Park News Service: Many Point Park University students like Lacey Baroch, 20, a junior dance major, look forward to the different events that are held in Market Square throughout the year. Market Square, sometimes referred to as the heart of downtown, is currently hosting a series of weekly activities as part […]

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One neighborhood’s uphill struggle for identity

| September 8, 2015 | 0 Comments
One neighborhood’s uphill struggle for identity

By Connor Mulvaney, Point Park News Service: Irma Coy’s happy childhood memories of growing up in the Hill District, once one of the most vibrant African-American neighborhoods in America, still brings a smile to her face despite her worries for her and her neighbors’ futures after the second wave of sweeping redevelopments in 50 years […]

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