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A Beer Four All Seasons

How local is your beer? Brewers add more fresh, locally grown ingredients

Despite our love of local brews, many of the ingredients in our favorite beers are not sourced locally. Learn how brewers in Toronto, The Twin Cities, Cleveland and Philly are tapping into the local farming movement in their communities to add more fresh ingredients.

Girls of Steel compete in the FIRST Robotics competition.

Planting the seed: Local organizations create opportunities for girls interested in STEM careers

In America, women are significantly underrepresented in science, technology, engineering and math fields, but several Pittsburgh organizations are working to change the statistics. Through mentorship and hands-on experience these local programs are working to pave the way for a more gender balanced generation of STEM professionals.

Whole Foods in downtown Minneapolis

With historic influx of urban residents, cities are seeing growth in amenities

After decades of population loss, many cities are now growing faster than the rest of their metro areas. Urban developers are trying to attract the right amenities to support the new wave of urbanites. So what’s needed to sustain a dense and vibrant city? The answers might surprise you.

Farmer's Table at Manchester Farms

With space to grow, local food flourishes in Western PA

The area around Pittsburgh has everything it needs to foster a thriving locavore movement -- ample affordable farmland, creative community leaders and passionate chefs. Together, they're cooking up something powerful.

Skyline from Station Square

The best of Pop City in 2014

Pittsburgh keeps getting better and Pop City's not doing to shabby either. We took some time to reflect and compile some of the best, most well-read stories of 2014 so far.
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