Tag: Kimberly Smith

Oakland man owns all vinyl record store

| April 16, 2013 | 0 Comments
Oakland man owns all vinyl record store

By Kimberly Smith Point Park News Service In an age where digital music has taken over the industry, 64-year-old Jerry Weber created a name and a legacy not only for his store, but also for himself as the owner of one of the best all vinyl record stores in the country. His store, located in […]

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Pittsburgh: Capital of the undead!

| November 27, 2012 | 0 Comments
Pittsburgh: Capital of the undead!

By Kimberly Smith Point Park News Service Since the release of George Romero’s Night of the Living Dead in 1968, zombie culture has grown tremendously. And Pittsburgh has become recognized as a popular “Zombie Capital” of the world. Stu Neft, co-owner of Lawrenceville’s House of the Dead, says that he thinks one of the main attractions […]

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Election Day 2012: Voters turn out in droves

| November 6, 2012 | 0 Comments
Election Day 2012: Voters turn out in droves

  8 p.m. Polls close on a busy day of voting By Audrey Prisk Point Park News Service Lenora Austin has been working polls in the Pittsburgh area since 2000. At 8:02 p.m. Tuesday, she was pushing her walker behind a row of long tables in the lobby of University of Pittsburgh’s Wesley W. Posvar […]

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Scary movies keep mutating

| October 30, 2012 | 0 Comments
Scary movies keep mutating

By Kimberly Smith Point Park News Service During the month of October, Halloween crazies look for ways to scare and be scared—and one of the most traditional forms of scaring comes in the horror film. Since the release of “Nosferatu” in 1922, the genre has evolved tremendously, going through themes and trends, but all keeping […]

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Pittsburgh hosts international delegates at 2012 One World Summit

| October 19, 2012 | 0 Comments
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 […]

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Electric vehicles charge into local garages

| October 17, 2012 | 0 Comments
Electric vehicles charge into local garages

By Kimberly Smith Point Park News Service With gas prices nearing $4 per gallon, creating an alternative method of transportation is becoming more and more of a necessity for some people, and electric vehicles – otherwise known as EVs – are slowly rising to meet those needs. The CreateLab at Carnegie Mellon University has spent […]

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Mid-state bar comes back with live music

| September 24, 2012 | 0 Comments
Mid-state bar comes back with live music

By: Kimberly Smith Point Park news Service Twenty minutes away from Pennsylvania’s state capital, on a seemingly dead-end road, lies one of central Pennsylvania’s most well-hidden but buzzing live music venues. Tubby’s Night Club in Duncannon is the type of place that is only found by taking a wrong turn and driving by. However, the […]

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