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Volunteers help out around Pittsburgh

| March 10, 2014 | 0 Comments
Volunteers help out around Pittsburgh

By Jack Pilkinton, The Pioneer: A full 24 hours hadn’t  passed, but Luke Ziegler was still fighting for his life. At just one-day-old, he faced his first-ever surgical procedure. Years later as a newly-minted teenager, he memorably experienced the uncertainties and philosophical quandaries that normally come to someone much older. After having open-heart surgery at […]

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Market strives to be first historic living building

| October 17, 2013 | 0 Comments
Market strives to be first historic living building

Andrew Goldstein, Point Park News service: Schwartz Living Market is not a spectacle people come from all over to see. It is not much different than any other building in South Side, at least not in a way anyone would notice just walking by. The building’s wooden floor is plain to see, but patrons might […]

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Autism charity walk heads to Heinz Field

Autism charity walk heads to Heinz Field

By Marc Witkin Point Park News Service In many ways, Will McLinden III is a typical 10-year-old boy. He enjoys video games, cartoons and his three bulldogs. At first glance, one might not recognize that McLinden has autism. Diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder at age 2, McLinden has poor motor skills, immune deficiencies, food allergies […]

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Powerlifting sport makes ‘every day a compeition’

| April 30, 2013 | 0 Comments
Powerlifting sport makes ‘every day a compeition’

By Marina Weis Point Park News Service Albert Pannone donned blue converse shoes overtop bright orange socks during a slow Sunday hour at the PNC YMCA in Downtown. “Believe it or not, these are some of the best weight lifting shoes you can wear,” the blonde, 22-year-old said smiling. He stepped out from behind his […]

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Over the Bar Bicycle Café Southside restaurant: making tracks of its own

| April 23, 2013 | 1 Comment
Over the Bar Bicycle Café Southside restaurant: making tracks of its own

By Rebecca Lessner The Pioneer Marty Maloney and Mike Kotyk noticed a growing popularity of cyclists in Pittsburgh around 2008. This spurred the friends to open their own business called the Over the Bar Bicycle Café, or OTB, a Southside bar and cafe decorated floor to ceiling with murals, upcycled bike gears, wheels, and whole bike-frames. The […]

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Commitment essential in fitness goals

Commitment essential in fitness goals

By Tim Koch Point Park News Service By spring, New Year’s resolutions to become fit can seem like a distant memory. But Robert Zimmerman, a fitness expert at LA Fitness, said people who stay committed can have long lasting effects — and it may not take an extraordinary amount of time to get results. “The […]

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Pittsburgh native prepares to share experience on HIV panel

| February 19, 2013 | 0 Comments
Pittsburgh native prepares to share experience on HIV panel

By Sara Payne Point Park News Service Shennod Moore has worked to care for a young HIV patient who had little support. He has committed himself to educating people of all ages about safe sex, which helps stem the spread of the once-deadly disease. Moore also has seen HIV/AIDS patients obtain enough care to lead […]

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Local group helps runners achieve goals

| February 19, 2013 | 0 Comments
Local group helps runners achieve goals

By Connor Mulvaney Point Park News Service The thermometer read 29 degrees for the Steel City Road Runners Club’s February Spring Race Series, but the clock measured a personal record for Jeffrey Eaton. Lori Gephart also set a personal record, who enjoyed the accomplishment with her husband.

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Yoga gains popularity in Pittsburgh

| February 19, 2013 | 0 Comments
Yoga gains popularity in Pittsburgh

By Catherine Jenkins Point Park News Service When her mother invited Karen Conley to a yoga retreat center of a decade ago, Conley fell so hard for the discipline that she opened a studio in Pittsburgh. On a whim Alyssa Knierim, 21, signed up to take a yoga class simply because her sister’s friend had […]

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Zumba Fitness takes over Pittsburgh: Latin workout makes cardio training fun

| November 27, 2012 | 0 Comments
Zumba Fitness takes over Pittsburgh: Latin workout makes cardio training fun

By Yas Hatcher Point Park News Service Nicole Turner was seeking something to not only get in better shape, but to have fun when she came across Zumba, the latest physical fitness craze. She immediately fell for the workout regimen that combines electronic and dance music to create a frenetic pace that was formerly reserved […]

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