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Church members take their faith to the streets

By Kimberly Smith Point Park News Service All Zack Durkin wanted was to meet his friend for lunch at Noodles & Co. in Market Square when he was approached by two men professing about the “female image of God.” The men continued walking down the block with him, pulling out Bibles with highlighted passages in the hopes of convincing 20-year-old... Read More

Boutique retailers attract shoppers

By Audrey Prisk Point Park News Service Boutique La Passarelle, a Wood Street shop that sells women’s clothing and accessories, catches the eyes of passersby with its ever-changing window displays. Anna Ciaccio has been working with the store’s owner, Cidália Duarte, almost since day one of the store’s 2010 opening to create the innovative displays. “Things are great,” Ciaccio said.... Read More

Pittsburgh stylists unfazed by GQ’s “Third-Worst” ranking

By Audrey Prisk Point Park News Service Ever since GQ Magazine jestingly let it be known that Pittsburgh’s “Game Day Casual” style sense made it the third worst-dressed city in America, Pittsburgh’s savviest stylists have surprisingly been going about business as usual. Renee Piatt, a personal stylist who represents Doncaster, located on Pittsburgh’s Fifth Avenue, and J. Hillburn, a men’s... Read More

Pittsburgh hosts international delegates at 2012 One World Summit

By Kimberly Smith, Audrey Prisk and Holly Tonini Point Park News Service When Pittsburgh put in a bid to host the 2012 One Young World summit, happening this weekend, it did so with a sense of determination, said Kate Robertson, co-founder of the summit. “They didn’t say, ‘We intend to bid, here’s the document, tell us what you think.’ What... Read More

Pittsburgh marks the spot

By Audrey Prisk Point Park News Service More than 525 sites across Allegheny County are branded with a weather-beaten brass or aluminum plaque that boasts in all caps of the landmark’s historical significance. Since 1968, the Pittsburgh History and Landmarks Foundation (PHLF) has been identifying districts, structures, buildings and landscapes worthy of the title Historical Landmark. This honor is decided... Read More