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Pittsburgh: City of champions, and now of cookie dunking

| October 15, 2014 | 0 Comments
Pittsburgh: City of champions, and now of cookie dunking

By Haley Wisniewski, Point Park News Service: With the launch of Giant Eagle’s 17 flavors of cookies, Caiti Monaco, a corporate communications consultant, and other employees of the grocery retailer decided to see what it would take to break the Guinness World Record of most cookies simultaneously dunked in milk. And, with that, Pittsburgh added […]

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Pierogi Fest adds sweet variety to savory tradition

| October 8, 2014 | 0 Comments
Pierogi Fest adds sweet variety to savory tradition

  By Sara Payne, Point Park News Service: Chocolate cupcakes may be sweet, but Gwyn Zollinger is taking a chance on sour. The owner of Happy Camper Cupcakes will be swapping her batter’s usual ingredient, vinegar, for sauerkraut juice and some of the fermented vegetable. Zollinger’s pierogie-inspired cakes will be found among hot dogs, tacos […]

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ScareHouse raises the bar on fear this season

| October 7, 2014 | 0 Comments
ScareHouse raises the bar on fear this season

By Madison Krupp, Point Park News Service: The ScareHouse plans to leave guests hooded, restrained and trapped in a basement. Those who dare to enter the Etna haunted house will encounter an experience designed by a team of fear researchers to leave guests fully immersed in some of their worst nightmares. The attraction offers two […]

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Pittsburgh Steeline entertains Steeler nation

| October 4, 2014 | 0 Comments
Pittsburgh Steeline entertains Steeler nation

By Ralph Musthaler, Point Park News Service: The Pittsburgh Steeline, the official drumline for the Pittsburgh Steelers, performs at every home game. The group performs before the game outside Heinz Field in the parking lots and during the game inside Heinz Field on the field and on the sidelines. If the Steelers win, the drumline […]

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Parade honors African-American history, heritage

| October 4, 2014 | 0 Comments
Parade honors African-American history, heritage

By Rebecca Painter, Point Park News Service: The 27th annual African American Heritage Day Parade wound through Downtown on Saturday honoring the 1961 Freedom Riders who challenged bus segregation practices in the South. This year’s grand marshal Sala Udin, a former city councilman, was a 1961 Freedom Rider. Michelle Jackson, a member of the African […]

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PNC Park tour kicks off RADical Days

| September 26, 2014 | 0 Comments
PNC Park tour kicks off RADical Days

By Haley Wisniewski, Point Park News Service: Senior citizens who had seen the Pirates play at Forbes Field and families with children riding in strollers took a free tour of PNC Park on Wednesday to kick off RADical Days 2014. Guide Joe Espey greeted a tour group with, “Welcome to the most beautiful ballpark in […]

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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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Best Games Festival brings ‘power of play’ to adults

| September 19, 2014 | 0 Comments
Best Games Festival brings ‘power of play’ to adults

By Sara Payne, Point Park News Service: While working at a summer camp, Adam Nelson realized it had been five years since he had gone out to play for no reason. After looking for opportunities for adults, he found they only existed in traditional sports leagues. “I didn’t want to do that because I didn’t […]

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More women taking care of funeral business

| September 18, 2014 | 0 Comments
More women taking care of funeral business

By Julia Kramer, Point Park News Service: Sue Striffler realized at 16 that she wanted to follow her father into the funeral business. She eventually transformed their family company into a seven-home chain in the Mon Valley. She is one of many women transforming the funeral business, which is undergoing a gender change, experts say. […]

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Siblings squeeze out niche for juice

| September 17, 2014 | 0 Comments
Siblings squeeze out niche for juice

By Emily Balser, Point Park News Service: After a year of planning and building renovation, The Pittsburgh Juice Company is open for business. The juice bar, located at 3418 Penn Ave., opened in February by sibling owners Zeb and Naomi Homison. Business has been going well, especially with a late-winter opening, Naomi Homison said. “The […]

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