By Justine Bennett, Point Park News Service: Western Pennsylvania’s ski resorts are offering a range of activities and special prices — including college student discounts — for the upcoming season. At Hidden Valley Resort in Somerset County, skiers can enjoy the thrill of the mountain while also relaxing at the lodge. The resort, a one-hour drive […]
By Carly McLeod, Point Park News Service: An ornate chandelier in the lobby greets visitors at the Omni William Penn Hotel. At the Wyndham Grand Hotel, people first see Point State Park’s lush green lawn. But it’s four paws and a wagging tail that welcome guests of the Fairmont Pittsburgh Hotel. “We’re the only hotel […]
By Joel Anderson, Point Park News Service: Dressed in his Sunday best of khakis, a button-down shirt and a Habitat for Humanity hat, Adam Christian walks the streets of the South Side carrying a white bucket, red broom and dust-pan. Christian is doing his best to keep his neighborhood clean. “I’m looking for any kind […]
By Liz Furrer, Point Park News Service: Five years ago, John Dziadyk received so many phone calls about whether his restaurant offered Thanksgiving dinner takeout that he decided to try it. Now he receives 30 takeout dinner orders per year. Across town, executive chef John Fraser will serve homemade cranberry orange relish, and Jeanne Lewis […]
By Emily Bowen, Point Park News Service: Members of Point Park University’s gaming club Table Top Tirade discuss women video-gamers in today’s society.
By Akasha Chamberlain, Point Park News Service: It was the 1970s in Aliquippa, and Mitch Markovich liked his Honda motorcycle and the two neighbor girls down the street, but he didn’t like bees. The tiny black-and-yellow honey-makers scared him, but the Rogish sisters loved honey about as much as they liked riding on Markovich’s motorcycle, […]
By Cheveze Farley, Point Park News Service: Dressed in a pink and black dress, Aaliyah Jenkins carefully moved across the gymnasium floor with her walker to be crowned 2013 homecoming queen at Aliquippa High School. “She looked so beautiful. It was a heartwarming moment seeing her walk down the gym floor,” said senior classmate Sierra […]
By Joel Anderson, Point Park News Service: Beards have been slowly making a comeback ever since their crippling downfall in the 1980s and 1990s, according to Adam Causgrove, president and CEO of the American Mustache Institute, headquartered in Pittsburgh. “You get peaks and valleys,” he said. “In the ‘70s, everybody had facial hair. The ‘80s […]