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Pop Filter Hot Pick: Riverlife hosts Neon & Nature Party at the Pier

Neon and nature will converge on Friday, September 7th, when Rivelife unveils a new location for its signature benefit bash, Party at the Pier. This year, head to the new North Shore ampitheater at Rivers Casino to celebrate the city's vibrant waterfronts.  

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A tour of six stadiums with a baseball (and Pirates) fan

Six cities. Six teams. Six days. And all those food stands! This travel writer and baseball fan can think of no better way to end the summer as she and her family hit the road to see the Nationals, the Orioles, the Phillies, the Pirates, the Indians and the Tigers. In between they eat really well.

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2 Wheels Lots of Green: A bike tour to explore the city and renewed vacant land

Take an urban bike tour to better explore Pittsburgh and learn about reclaiming vacant land. Then join the party at the pop-up beer garden at GTECH's headquarters in the East End.

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Youth of the Year: Nick Foley of the Sarah Heinz House

How does a child morph from shy and insecure with a string of foster homes as his legacy, to a confident ambassador for Boys and Girls Clubs? Ask Nick Foley, a product of the Sarah Heinz House, who is now meeting folks such as President Obama to tell his tale.

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Fast-forward Pittsburgh: A time-lapsed video project

See what results when an Art Institute student set aside time each weekend to photograph Pittsburgh in an unexpected--and rapidly changing--way in this fun video project.

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Food truck festival. Fitness Trail. And a runnel. Announcing the SiX winners!

Who says nothing comes of an event? As a result of the Social innovation eXchange (SiX) earlier this year, three groups have been awarded up to $10,000 to help make their ideas reality. From a festive food truck party in East Liberty to a fitness trail around steps in Fineview, read about the winners here.

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Why you should say hello to strangers in Pittsburgh

Based on a recent experiment in D.C., we set out to see how many people on our streets would respond to a simple greeting. In D.C. it was a paltry 12%. We knew Pittsburgh would do better, but by how much? Find out how we did and why it matters. Then try it for yourself.

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Dining al fresco in Pittsburgh. Better than ever.

What's new in outdoor dining? We've got the best of the new along with the best of what's been around. It's that time of year. Get outside and enjoy great local dining in some inspired settings.

Linda Lane: Keep the main thing the main thing

Linda Lane has a daunting task: shepherding the city’s school district through some of its biggest challenges in history while remaining a hands-on educator.

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Pop Star: Lynn Johnson, global photographer

Renowned photographer Lynn Johnson travels the world as the invisible voyager, capturing images that inspire viewers to act. Read about her latest project in India which was featured in National Geographic, and then see the stunning photo slide show.

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Top Teachers: 5 Pittsburgh teachers making a big difference

In the first of a series profiling top teachers in the Pittsburgh region, Kidsburgh looks at inspiring educators who are making a big difference in the lives of our children.

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New life for old buildings: Adaptive reuse in Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh is filled with outstanding examples of adaptive reuse, the re-purposing of older properties for a different use. It's cheaper than new development, with easier financing, and usually results in superior projects. From theaters to schools to hospitals, here's a rundown on what's been done and what's left to be re-imagined.

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Photo slide show: the North Shore Connector

See the North Shore Connector before it opens March 25th in this preview slide show. From the striking design of the T-stops to the restored Bearden mural to the under-river T, it's big city impressive. And the rides are free.

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Crafting a better beer: Drink local, Pittsburgh

From the venerable East End brews to the newer and impressive Full Pint beers, we toast the breweries that are raising the bar, so to speak, when it comes to craft beer in our region. Here's the guide to who's brewing what, from hoppy IPAs to spiced dark ales and much more.

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Checklist: what's needed in Pittsburgh neighborhood business districts

The Strip District could use a pharmacy. Mt. Lebanon is in need of a Thai restaurant. Lawrenceville lacks two kinds of essential businesses. Read on to learn what our most walkable neighborhoods are missing when it comes to rounding out a robust business district. Where there's a need, there's opportunity. Any takers?
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