Pittsburgh’s youth volunteer for Global Youth Service Day

By Abby Mathieu Point Park News Service Next week, the Pittsburgh CLO Mini-Stars will take the stage at the Glen Hazel Regional Center to entertain elderly residents living there. Additionally, students from Upper St. Clair High School and Community East School will be volunteering at the Habitat for Humanity Re-Store. Groups from City Charter High School, as well as other... Read More

Is gluten free the way to be?

By Zachary Weiss Point Park News Service Twenty-six-year-old Michelle Kilian was in the fall semester of her senior year when she started to feel sick whenever she ate. Initially diagnosed with Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Kilian would wait for almost a full year until she was told that she would have to switch to a gluten free lifestyle. “At first you... Read More

West Mifflin Easter display is hopping

By Andrew Goldstein Point Park News Service A rabbit-eared Justin Beiber look alike stood on a hill with his hair blowing in the wind, trying to evade a throng of admirers chasing him down. Around the corner, Donald Trump peered out from behind his desk and over his little pink nose with his toupee fluttering in the wind, boldly notifying... Read More

Local restaurants cater to healthy eating

By Mary Ours Point Park News Service The Porch connects diners with their food Kevin Hermann, executive chef at The Porch in Oakland, gets half a cow every week to cut up for all of the customers to see. Hermann, 31, of Shadyside, said the weekly process allows diners at the fast, casual restaurant to see exactly where their food... Read More

Downtown living doesn’t come cheap

By Kimberly Smith Point Park News Service Jamie Hannigan loved the convenience of living on the border of Oakland and Downtown, but with the cost of city living rapidly inflating, she was forced to move back to her parents’ house in Bethel Park to trim costs. Amber Gazica, a 24-year-old graduate of the University of Pittsburgh and employee at PricewaterhouseCoopers,... Read More