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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

‘Walk for peace’ takes strides for safer Pittsburgh

By Deandra Williamson Point Park News Service Chants to stop the violence and embrace peace echoed through the streets as about 250 men, women, and children participated in the 5th Annual Women’s Walk for Peace Saturday, which was held on Pittsburgh’s North Side. Like many cities, Pittsburgh has faced recent issues of gun violence, domestic violence and poverty, said Woman’s... Read More

Mattress Factory museum to open third exhibition space

By Nicole Chynoweth The Mattress Factory art museum, considered by some to be one of Pittsburgh’s most cutting-edge museums, is planning to build its future on the city’s Victorian era past. The North Side museum recently purchased a 19th century apartment building on 516 Sampsonia Way for what museum officials call a much needed expansion. The formal inaugural exhibition is... Read More