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Ligonier man leaves wild legacy at Joe’s Bar

Story and photos by Lauren Dantella, Point Park News Service: Behind an inconspicuous, red-brick facade, hundreds of animals appear to be frozen in battle and sinister stances. These animals, however, are merely skins of those hunted from around the world. The late Joe Snyder left his vast collection of hunted animals, skins and skulls at his watering hole, Joe’s Bar,... Read More

Pitt student gets creative outside of classroom

Lauren Dantella Point Park News Service Although her job of analyzing medical specimens does not allow for much creativity, Hanna Choi considers herself an artist. Choi, a recent University of Pittsburgh biology graduate, works as a specimen processor at Allegheny General Hospital on Pittsburgh’s North Side, but she is also a self-taught amateur jewelry maker who creates pieces for the... Read More

Mister Rogers’ memory honored with 13th annual sweater drive: Pittsburgh charity aims to provide warm clothing to families in the region, Hurricane Sandy victims

By Lauren Dantella Point Park News Service Children from Martin Luther King pre-school and Pittsburgh’s Children’s Museum Head Start program filled the theater of Children’s Museum Thursday, Nov. 15,  as Mister Rogers’ deliveryman, Mr. McFeely, entertained the children with King Friday and Daniel the Tiger to kick off the 13th annual Mister Rogers Sweater Drive. The sweater drive honors the memory of... Read More

Making the holidays count: charities overwhelmed by traditional volunteers, suggest alternative methods

By Lauren Dantella Point Park News Service A computer salesman was looking for holiday volunteer work and now helps the homeless with job skills. Children from a local church pushed shopping carts and stocked shelves with donations from their food drive. Duquesne University fraternities and sororities fill truckloads of toys for their own food drive. The tradition of generous individuals... Read More

Grove City Premium Outlets unique Black Friday draws thousands

By Lauren Dantella Point Park News Service GROVE CITY, Pa. — From the surprising success of their first midnight opening to hiring extra help for one busy night, this Mercer County outlet mall is seeing thousands of visitors every Black Friday thanks to a unique idea that has caught on all over. Grove City Premium Outlets put a twist on... Read More

Women’s organization ‘Propelle’ helps entrepreneurs with style

By Lauren Dantella Point Park News Service While more fashion freedom in the modern business world may be a blessing for the style gifted, those who could cut it with simple skirt suit may need some support. The rules have changed and business wear is now an expression of professionalism and creativity.  A common, yet unaddressed, concern among professional women... Read More