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Pens’ Cup run brings money for city too

| April 17, 2014 | 0 Comments
Pens’ Cup run brings money for city too

By Alex Stumpf, Point Park News Service: Columbus Blue Jackets fans Zach and Ross Perry traveled from Indiana and Ohio to see their team play the Penguins at Consol Energy Center Wednesday night in the opening game of the NHL playoffs. They paid $85 each for tickets and stayed at the Hampton Inn & Suites […]

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Cold winter means higher honey prices, beekeepers say

| April 15, 2014 | 1 Comment
Cold winter means higher honey prices, beekeepers say

By Lauren Dantella, Point Park News Service: With the arrival of spring, some of the area’s smallest inhabitants could be facing big losses that consumers may notice on their farmer’s market shelves. Some local beekeepers said they are expecting higher-than-average honeybee population losses following the severe cold this winter. These losses can affect the price […]

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Lawrenceville bead shop grows out of desire for small business

| April 15, 2014 | 0 Comments
Lawrenceville bead shop grows out of desire for small business

By Flannery Joyce, Point Park News Service: Joanne Yalch had been interested in starting her own business for several years until her husband John told her to make it a reality during a drive through Lawrenceville 10 years ago. He said to quit talking about it and to start something, thinking it might be a […]

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NYC’s Strawberry Fields keeps Beatle’s memory alive

NYC’s Strawberry Fields keeps Beatle’s memory alive

By Nathan Keenan, Point Park News Service: In New York City’s Central Park, a section labeled Strawberry Fields honors late Beatles star John Lennon. During this year’s 50th anniversary of the band’s arrival in the United States, several tourists and members of the Central Park Conservancy talk about the influential singer-songwriter and the memorial.

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New attitudes come to vintage fashion

New attitudes come to vintage fashion

By Ali Soukovich, Point Park News Service: Despite the popularity of vintage e-commerce and storefronts in Pittsburgh, Kate Colussy still doesn’t think there are enough. She drew inspiration for her South Side store, Highway Robbery, while traveling with her husband all over the country and in Europe where many cities seem to have stores like […]

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Zoo prepares for transition from winter to spring

| March 28, 2014 | 0 Comments
Zoo prepares for transition from winter to spring

By Marina Weis | Point Park News Service: As the temperatures warm up, the zoo keepers and animals at the Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium continue their winter routines but are starting to make the transition to spring.

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Diners seek healthy habits in raw foods

| March 25, 2014 | 0 Comments
Diners seek healthy habits in raw foods

By Emily Balser, Point Park News Service: Fifteen years ago Janet McKee, a high-powered executive in Pittsburgh, was working her way up the corporate ladder, but she was also facing serious health problems. It was a life-altering dilemma – take a potentially cancer-causing drug the rest of her life or remove part of her large […]

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Sports draw foreign students to U.S.

| March 25, 2014 | 0 Comments
Sports draw foreign students to U.S.

By Alex Stumpf, Point Park News Service: With 15 of its 30 players born outside of the United States, Point Park University’s men’s soccer team fielded a roster in 2013 which was almost unheard of for a smaller school several years ago. Still, team captain Jonty Loukes says the team does not have any problems […]

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Local boutiques have signature appeal

| March 18, 2014 | 0 Comments
Local boutiques have signature appeal

By Alex Perry, Point Park News Service: Toward the back of Oakmont’s Carabella Boutique, past racks of blazers and shelves displaying sweaters, a beige couch holds a few hundred signatures. Each one is accompanied by a loving message about the boutique – from simple hearts to detailed accounts of why the customer loves it so […]

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Trainer wrestles his way to business success

| March 16, 2014 | 1 Comment
Trainer wrestles his way to business success

By Julia Kramer | Point Park News Service: Fourteen-year-old Lyneil Mitchell was growing up in the downtrodden area of Butler city known as the “Island” when he found a path out of the underlining drug and crime culture that swallowed many of his peers. He learned at a young age he was a competitive wrestler, […]

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