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How Nicaragua will help Pittsburghers maintain their great old homes

Katy Getsie is in Nicaragua today to find out how micro-credit loans can help maintain the great old Pittsburgh homes she's been helping to fix up here.

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Friends in Johannesburg, Sweden, Indonesia keep young Pittsburgher inspired

Haeshah Cooper went from the North Side to South Africa and received a push to help others right here in Pittsburgh and around the world.

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Green in Winter: a slide show

Pop City photographer Brian Cohen found the inside of Phipps Conservatory to be rife with green beauty and the hope of spring amid January's extreme temperatures and snow.

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Pop Filter Hot Pick: Fellowship 14 international photography competition winners at Silver Eye

Explore the intersection of human and nature, and discover what happens when a photographer subjects his entire photographic library to Google's "search by image" algorithm. Meet the winners of Silver Eye's 2014 Fellowship 14 international photography competition—who hail from San Francisco to Istanbul to right here in the Burgh—and help them celebrate on January 31st.

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Pop Filter Hot Pick: (Gallery) Crawl into art, before and after dark

On Friday, January 24th, the Gallery Crawl in the Cultural District goes late-night, marking 10 years of arts programming Downtown and launching CrawlAfterDark to promote the city's late-night cultural scene.

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Young, ambitious and in Pittsburgh

Three young entrepreneurs, three visions for current and future businesses, and one thing in common: confidence in Pittsburgh as a great location for startups.

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FoundingMoms.com pushes business women toward success

Pittsburgh’s FoundingMoms.com members help each other set goals and stay accountable for business success – which helps when the person screaming in your ear for attention is a two foot-tall boss.

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Pop Filter Hot Pick: Celebrating MLK Day in and around Pittsburgh

There are many ways to celebrate and honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Whether you prefer a personal experience or a public celebration, we suggest you try one of the many creative, meaningful and free events happening around town on Monday, January 20th--from East Liberty to Schenley Park to the North Side.

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Offbeat museums highlight Clemente treasures, long-lost bikes and more

While Pittsburgh is home to many large and small world-class museums and galleries, some equally unique collections are off the beaten path, from Clemente memorabilia to that sparkly banana-seated bike you forgot...

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New styles hit Lawrenceville housing market

New styles of houses are springing up all over Lawrenceville, featuring everything from corrugated metal siding to wedge-shaped patios. The classic Pittsburgh brick house may be great, but now residents of this trendy neighborhood have fresh alternatives.

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Indie bridal show Hitchburgh debuts, with unique local vendors in one spot

Hitchburgh is Pittsburgh’s new artisan wedding vendor show. Read how to get an invitation to this intimate and unique showcase.

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Pop Filter Hot Pick: Heat up Downtown with JazzLive

Escape the polar vortex at JazzLive, a weekly music series that is heating up stages throughout Downtown's Cultural District. Kicking off its 2014 season, JazzLive features free concerts by local and national musical luminaries at Backstage Bar, as well as special ticketed events, including a New Orleans-style Mardi Gras pre-party, at The Cabaret at Theater Square.

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Pomp and (freezing) circumstances for the new mayor: a slideshow

Pomp and circumstances very cold circumstances marked the inaugural of Mayor Bill Peduto, and Pop City was there. Photographer Brian Cohen offers these colorful glimpses of the man and the crowd as they hear from spoken-word artist Vanessa German, Rev. Randy Bush of East Liberty Presbyterian Church and Bishop David Zubik, the Pittsburgh High School for the Creative and Performing Arts choir and Rocker Joe Grushecky, and from many others, in and surrounding the ceremony.

Happy Holidays to all as Pop City takes a break


As we take off during these two weeks, until Jan. 8, we hope you are having wonderful holidays. We want to thank you for another great year, with hundreds of weekly stories about the people and places moving our city forward. Thanks to you and our generous sponsors for making it all possible. We look forward to more in 2014.

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Why I serve: Bringing healthcare to the world

How to think globally and act locally from right here in Pittsburgh? Mary Tuttle shows how Global Links does it, and how you can help.
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