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ScareHouse actors set stage for frights

| October 22, 2014 | 0 Comments
ScareHouse actors set stage for frights

By Amanda King, Point Park News Service: Kevin Poelcher shaved his head to commit to the intensity of his character at ScareHouse, a Millvale haunted house. Also: ScareHouse raises the bar on fear this season “Actors have to mentally prepare to leave their everyday real lives to get into the character they are playing,” the […]

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Hitchcock, heritage and Halloween at Carrie Furnace

| October 22, 2014 | 0 Comments
Hitchcock, heritage and Halloween at Carrie Furnace

By Travis Hefner, Point Park News Service: Looming unopposed in a no-man’s land on the shore of the Monongahela River, Rankin’s derelict Carrie Furnace will be reborn for one night to host a Halloween party unlike any other in Pittsburgh. Two breweries and a historical group will relight the fires — in spirit — to […]

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Pittsburgh: City of champions, and now of cookie dunking

| October 15, 2014 | 0 Comments
Pittsburgh: City of champions, and now of cookie dunking

By Haley Wisniewski, Point Park News Service: With the launch of Giant Eagle’s 17 flavors of cookies, Caiti Monaco, a corporate communications consultant, and other employees of the grocery retailer decided to see what it would take to break the Guinness World Record of most cookies simultaneously dunked in milk. And, with that, Pittsburgh added […]

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Pierogi Fest adds sweet variety to savory tradition

| October 8, 2014 | 0 Comments
Pierogi Fest adds sweet variety to savory tradition

  By Sara Payne, Point Park News Service: Chocolate cupcakes may be sweet, but Gwyn Zollinger is taking a chance on sour. The owner of Happy Camper Cupcakes will be swapping her batter’s usual ingredient, vinegar, for sauerkraut juice and some of the fermented vegetable. Zollinger’s pierogie-inspired cakes will be found among hot dogs, tacos […]

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ScareHouse raises the bar on fear this season

| October 7, 2014 | 0 Comments
ScareHouse raises the bar on fear this season

By Madison Krupp, Point Park News Service: The ScareHouse plans to leave guests hooded, restrained and trapped in a basement. Those who dare to enter the Etna haunted house will encounter an experience designed by a team of fear researchers to leave guests fully immersed in some of their worst nightmares. The attraction offers two […]

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Parade honors African-American history, heritage

| October 4, 2014 | 0 Comments
Parade honors African-American history, heritage

By Rebecca Painter, Point Park News Service: The 27th annual African American Heritage Day Parade wound through Downtown on Saturday honoring the 1961 Freedom Riders who challenged bus segregation practices in the South. This year’s grand marshal Sala Udin, a former city councilman, was a 1961 Freedom Rider. Michelle Jackson, a member of the African […]

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PNC Park tour kicks off RADical Days

| September 26, 2014 | 0 Comments
PNC Park tour kicks off RADical Days

By Haley Wisniewski, Point Park News Service: Senior citizens who had seen the Pirates play at Forbes Field and families with children riding in strollers took a free tour of PNC Park on Wednesday to kick off RADical Days 2014. Guide Joe Espey greeted a tour group with, “Welcome to the most beautiful ballpark in […]

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Best Games Festival brings ‘power of play’ to adults

| September 19, 2014 | 0 Comments
Best Games Festival brings ‘power of play’ to adults

By Sara Payne, Point Park News Service: While working at a summer camp, Adam Nelson realized it had been five years since he had gone out to play for no reason. After looking for opportunities for adults, he found they only existed in traditional sports leagues. “I didn’t want to do that because I didn’t […]

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Young professionals flock to Pittsburgh for film jobs

Young professionals flock to Pittsburgh for film jobs

By Abby Mathieu, Point Park News Service: Emma Watson standing on the bed of a truck as she bursts through the Fort Pitt Tunnel, the Batmobile casually parked in a spot on Fifth Avenue and Matt Damon hanging out in a field in suburban Avonmore. All of these, notably uncommon, occurrences could be seen in […]

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Space Upstairs offers innovative performances

Space Upstairs offers innovative performances

By Abby Mathieu, Point Park News Service: Couches in every color. Walls covered in words and designs. A bar with a hodge-podge of mugs, glasses and bottles. Books piled up in every corner of the square-shaped room. These, among many others, are all things found in The Space Upstairs. Situated on the side of a […]

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