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The 5 List: Pittsburgh’s little-known landmarks

| September 9, 2014 | 0 Comments
The 5 List: Pittsburgh’s little-known landmarks

By Sara Payne, Point Park News Service: Rick Sebak is known as the creator of the scrapbook documentary. He was making lists of interesting things about Pittsburgh before the Internet made it cool. As we are inundated with list upon list of Pittsburgh landmarks, the Point Park News Service wanted to find out some places […]

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Lawrenceville bead shop grows out of desire for small business

| August 4, 2014 | 1 Comment
Lawrenceville bead shop grows out of desire for small business

By Flannery Joyce, Point Park News Service: Joanne Yalch had been interested in starting her own business for several years until her husband John told her to make it a reality during a drive through Lawrenceville 10 years ago. He said to quit talking about it and to start something, thinking it might be a […]

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A crowdfunding website full of oddities, all here in Pittsburgh

A crowdfunding website full of oddities, all here in Pittsburgh

By Jonathan Search, Point Park News Service: Don Moyer is a graphic designer who used Kickstarter to create a China plate featuring a city being attacked by flying monkeys. Maggie Lynn Negrete used Kickstarter to finance her own comic book about a pair of princesses and their adventures. “The nice thing about Kickstarter is you meet […]

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Young professionals flock to Pittsburgh for film jobs

Young professionals flock to Pittsburgh for film jobs

By Abby Mathieu, Point Park News Service: Emma Watson standing on the bed of a truck as she bursts through the Fort Pitt Tunnel, the Batmobile casually parked in a spot on Fifth Avenue and Matt Damon hanging out in a field in suburban Avonmore. All of these, notably uncommon, occurrences could be seen in […]

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Theater promotes skills for improv — and life

Theater promotes skills for improv — and life

By Alex Stumpf, Point Park News Service: The Steel City Improv Theater makes one commitment: “Once you get good at improv, you will get better at life.” The founders, Kasey Daley and Justin Zell, brought their life-teaching skills to Pittsburgh from New York four years ago and have been spreading their philosophy ever since. “Good […]

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Mon Valley ghost towns left with crime, decay

| July 9, 2014 | 0 Comments
Mon Valley ghost towns left with crime, decay

By Megan Guza, Point Park News Service: The roads into Donora were built for traffic. The four lanes of state Route 837 meet the Monessen Bridge that once carried bustling amounts of both foot and automobile traffic. But now, not many people have reason to come to this town 30 miles south of downtown Pittsburgh, […]

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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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Strong Women Strong Girls inspires both

Strong Women Strong Girls inspires both

By Dominique Hildebrand, Point Park News Service: Gabby Claypool talked about becoming a veterinarian during a recent visit to Point Park University through the group Strong Women Strong Girls. She said she loves the student body organizations on campus so much that she wants to join Impulse and the basketball team. But first, she has […]

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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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Video: Toynbee Tiles embed mystery in city streets

Video: Toynbee Tiles embed mystery in city streets

By Marc Macurdy, Point Park News Service: For more than 30 years, mysterious objects known as Toynbee Tiles have shown up embedded on streets around the world. The messages vary, but most have the traditional message: “Toynbee Idea in Kubrick’s 2001, Resurrect Dead on planet Jupiter.” Theories have been made about what they could mean, […]

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