2013 Spring

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2013 Spring

You’re not the boss of me

The sweatshirt is off-​pink. It has shoulder pads. “The shoulder pads make it slimming,” my mother says. “And it’s not pink. It’s burnt salmon.” We sit on my mother’s bed, two co-​eds at a sleepover. My mother is just back from a vacation she wasn’t well enough to go on.…

The 30-​year cycle

by Douglas Heuck
Thirty years ago, in 1983, Pittsburgh was in the midst of a massive upheaval. The mighty industrial engines were going quiet, and the metropolitan unemployment rate exceeded 18 percent. The following year, 50,000 people left the region, and most of them were young adults, forced to seek new futures elsewhere.

Choose your brews

The name alone is overwhelming. Yet intriguing. Go to 357 Freeport St. in New Kensington, and you will find everything from Allagash (Belgian-​style stout from Portland, Maine) to Zywiec (from a Polish brewery founded in 1856 in Austria-​Hungary and once owned by the Hapsburgs).

The retirement question: Part II

This is part two of a three-​part series in which we ask a group of the region’s leading financial advisors to address retirement-​related questions.

Gauging the second term

For months last year, as the campaign for the White House shifted into high gear, opponents of President Obama tried to paint his first-​term administration as hostile to the development of domestic fossil fuels, including the vast natural gas resources contained in the Marcellus and Utica shales, as well as…

Richardson, Allen, Bork, Musial, Potter, Horne, Krugman, Millar, Hughes, Cardinali, Ferriero, Jones, Novak

Jim Richardson, 75 Jim Richardson was the creator of the Post-Gazette’s “Seen” column. While running the salon at Kaufmann’s, he suggested a society column to Post-​Gazette editor John Craig, and the idea took off. The slight and stylish Texas native had a big sense of fun. A keen observer who…

Laurel Highlands Hiking Trail

Many of us from Pittsburgh regularly visit the Laurel Highlands to ski, hunt or fish. But to really get a feel for the forests and streams of the Laurel Highlands, a long hike can be a way to see more and to get a better sense of this exceptional place.
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