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Allegheny County Parks Celebrate 90th Anniversary

by PQ Staff

More than 200 guests celebrated the 90th anniversary of the Allegheny County Parks January 10 at an evening reception at the Heinz History Center. “90 Years of Allegheny County Parks: Celebrating …

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Poor Parenting Saps the Wealthy

by Greg Curtis

We are talking in a roundabout way that has taken us back to first principles about the human maturation process and how it interacts with the fear of affluent parents that …

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Flo’s Wisdom — on the Eve of 50 Years as a Waitress at …

by Kate Benz, photography by John Altdorfer

Around 1 p.m., right after the lunch rush, 87-​year old Flo Silbach will start slowing down. She won’t quit, though. Oh no, no way she’s quitting. Her shift at Pamela’s Diner …

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New Long Stairway in Mill District, 1940

by Jennifer McNulty

Perched atop a network of stairs, photographer Jack Delano captured this snow-dusted Hazelwood scene in 1940 for the Farm Security Administration (FSA).


Helen Hanna Casey, Real Estate Maven

by Jeff Sewald

I grew up in Shadyside, the daughter of Howard W. Hanna Jr., and Anne Freyvogel Hanna, with an older brother and younger sister. Eventually, all three of us went to small Catholic colleges.


Blankenship, Rossi, Rizzo, Peddada, Finkel, Davitt, Reis

by PQ Staff

Chip Blankenship is CEO of Arconic, the former Alcoa division that makes aluminum and titanium parts for the aerospace and automotive industries. A metallurgist by training, Blankenship began his career with General Electric in 1992 after earning …


The Trouble with Sugar

by Kelly Casey

As a liver specialist for more than 25 years, Dr. Michael Babich has seen a seismic shift in his practice. No longer are viruses or chronic alcoholism destroying the livers of most of his patients at Allegheny …


Winter Patterns

by Daryln Brewer Hoffstot

Where, twisted round the barren oak,
The summer vine in beauty clung,
And summer winds the stillness broke,
The crystal icicle is hung.”
—From “Woods in Winter,” by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow


Looking Inward, Way Inward

by Douglas Heuck

Until about six weeks ago I never fully appreciated that, just like all the strange characters in science fiction movies, I am a mutant.

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Remembering Prominent Pittsburghers Who Passed Away in 2017

by PQ Staff

From Henry Hillman to Dr. Thomas Starzl, we’ve said goodbye to many influential Pittsburghers this year. Remember those who have passed away and their impact on the region — and the world — in this …

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Understanding the Trust Fund Baby

by Greg Curtis

We are talking about the complex process through which infants and children are transformed from little beasts into responsible adults. More particularly, we are talking about how that process often goes …

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Combat Cold Weather with Époisses Cheese and Crisp Wines

by Dave DeSimone

Enduring cold weather at the start of a new year calls for serious measures. Time to break out the Époisses de Bourgogne cheese and tasty wines.

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The Talk

by Greg Curtis

No, not that talk.

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Make your Plan Now (While You’re Calm)

by Greg Curtis

Would I say there will never, ever be another financial crisis? I hope that it will not be in our lifetimes and I don’t believe it will be.” –Janet Yellen. Last …

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A Quick Pittsburgh Holiday Tour

by PQ Staff

For quick holiday cheer without leaving your desk, view the gallery below of some seasonal attractions in the Pittsburgh region. Merry Christmas!

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Becoming a Deer Farmer

by Bridget Fertal

Deer may be the taxidermy industry’s essential resource, but living deer are making a much bigger economic impact now, thanks to the growing business of deer farming.

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