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Outdoor yoga draws enthusiasts to Market Square

| September 19, 2014 | 0 Comments
Outdoor yoga draws enthusiasts to Market Square

By Alexa Yanyanin, Point Park News Service: When Jason Fait, 37, of Jeannette, Westmoreland County, decided to make a major lifestyle change, yoga was not among his first considerations. But after exploring Downtown Pittsburgh one weekend, he discovered an outdoor yoga class in Market Square and gave it a try. He was hooked after that […]

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Opinion: Listen to the homeless

Opinion: Listen to the homeless

By Jenni Bloodworth, Point Park News Service: The homeless in Pittsburgh are forced to move from campsites under highway overpasses to shelters and back again — while dealing with tough weather, mental health issues and substance abuse.

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Volunteers help homeless, hungry in Red Door program

Volunteers help homeless, hungry in Red Door program

By Cindy Seto, Point Park News Service: Joanne Chesnos has been feeding the souls and stomachs of hungry patrons with simple bag lunches at the Red Door on Boulevard of the Allies since last December. Retirement has not stopped Jim Longo from preparing and distributing sandwiches, eggs and soups as a volunteer at the program […]

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Spring flowers lead to the onset of allergies

Spring flowers lead to the onset of allergies

By Jenni Bloodworth, Point Park News Service: As spring forces it way into Western Pennsylvania and the flowers begin to bloom, allergic reactions to pollen and pet dander increase.

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Demand grows for therapy dogs, service dogs

Demand grows for therapy dogs, service dogs

Story, photos and audio by Marina Weis, Point Park News Service: If you walk through the hospice level in the UPMC McKeesport hospital, the halls are quiet and many patients lay motionless in their beds. Loretta Savage was one of those patients. The frail woman lay curled up on her side until someone knocked on […]

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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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