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Businessman Rick Stern still seeks new opportunities

| March 17, 2014 | 0 Comments
Businessman Rick Stern still seeks new opportunities

By Abby Mathieu, Point Park News Service: Entering Stern Enterprises on the South Side, it is not uncommon to be greeted by Rick Stern’s two, rowdy Golden Retrievers. He can’t stand leaving them home alone all day. But the dogs know that when they are at the office, it is not play time. Stern maintains […]

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High school student twists hobby into business

| March 10, 2014 | 0 Comments
High school student twists hobby into business

By Elyssa Sanchez, Point Park News Service When 9-year-old Amber Liggett opened up her first balloon kit on a Christmas morning, she quickly inflated a balloon, twisted it into a dog and crafted a giraffe and a zebra before she even looked at the book of balloon shapes. Within a few months, Liggett was making […]

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Winter farmers’ markets stay busy with seasonal products

| February 18, 2014 | 0 Comments
Winter farmers’ markets stay busy with seasonal products

By Emily Balser, Point Park News Service: Tim Hileman has been coming to the Farmers’ Market Cooperative of East Liberty since he was 10 years old. Now, decades later, he has taken over his family apple farming business, Kistaco Farm, and continues his grandfather’s tradition of selling apples and cider during the fall and winter […]

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Pittsburgh juice companies provide healthy options

| February 18, 2014 | 0 Comments
Pittsburgh juice companies provide healthy options

By Annie Stephan, Point Park News Service: When Steve Bland found he was unable to replenish essential nutrients and vitamins while doing yoga on a regular basis, he began seeking out a way in which to fulfill the nutrient void. He started juicing. Sherry Quinn, owner of GOODLife juices, said her business was also the brainchild […]

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Social media gives everyone ’15 minutes of fame’

| February 10, 2014 | 2 Comments
Social media gives everyone ’15 minutes of fame’

By Abby Mathieu, Point Park News Service: When hip-hop artist Jay-Z came through Pittsburgh last month, he took the time to check out the North Side’s Andy Warhol Museum and kicked back on a red velvet couch similar to one the pop art creator once owned. After being posted to Instagram, the photo went viral. […]

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No home for Sonic: PA bans ‘injurious’ pets

| February 7, 2014 | 2 Comments
No home for Sonic: PA bans ‘injurious’ pets

By Marc S. Witkin, Point Park News Service: In Pennsylvania, one can legally have a variety of exotic pets – just as long as they aren’t a hedgehog or a sugar glider. Despite permits to own a bear or a mountain lion, there is absolutely no exception to the Game Commission’s ban on these smaller, […]

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Timber rattlers are deadly – but threatened

| January 28, 2014 | 0 Comments
Timber rattlers are deadly – but threatened

By Andrew Goldstein, Point Park News Service: The timber rattlesnake poses a danger to humans on the receiving end of its venomous bite. But humans pose a greater threat to the timber rattler. Its population is depleting because of the advancement of civilized society cutting away at the snake’s once widespread habitat. “Compared to what […]

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Teen entrepreneur simplifies skin care

| January 24, 2014 | 0 Comments
Teen entrepreneur simplifies skin care

By Liz Furrer, Point Park News Service: As an 11-year old child, Lani Lazzari grew tired of constantly going to the dermatologist to treat her eczema, which caused severe breakouts on her skin. When her mother was passed over for a promotion at her pharmaceutical sales job and her family decided to make Christmas presents, […]

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Battle of the T-shirts: Artists compete to sell

| January 24, 2014 | 0 Comments
Battle of the T-shirts: Artists compete to sell

By Joel Anderson, Point Park News Service: Three years ago, Tom Kurzanski was just starting to get into T-shirt design, unaware of where it would lead him. Joey Spiotto was inspired to make his first design when he was listening to Guns & Roses’ “Appetite for Destruction” and watching old ­”He-Man and the Masters of […]

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Colorful, rare turtle threatened – but not yet endangered

| December 18, 2013 | 0 Comments
Colorful, rare turtle threatened – but not yet endangered

By Kristopher Lancaster, Point Park News Service: Reaching lengths of more than 10 inches in adulthood, the Blanding’s turtle has a bright yellow neck and long chin that make it among Pennsylvania’s largest and most recognizable pond turtles. That is, if you can actually find one. “In Pennsylvania, the Blanding’s is a very mysterious creature,” […]

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