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Highland Meadows, Allegheny County, 1979

by Janine Certo
Sunday afternoons, we escaped across green waves of fenceless yards, hopscotched streets with split– level homes — their windowed eyes and garages’ open mouths. We screamed past the chained dog’s bark, lawns skirted with azaleas or crowned with the Virgin Mary. We lifted animals like bracelets from creeks and sat on Central…

Chatham University Celebrates 150 Years With “Long Purple Line” Gala

by PQ Staff
On Saturday, October 12, Chatham University’s Athletic & Fitness Center was transformed into a reminiscent walk along Chatham’s “Long Purple Line from 1869” for a gala held as part of its 150th Anniversary Celebration Alumni Reunion Weekend.

Ideas for a Better Pittsburgh: Semifinalists, Part VII

by PQ Staff
Pittsburgh Quarterly invited readers and neighbors to offer up their best ideas for improving the region through the Spring 2019 Pittsburgh Tomorrow Contest. The 13 finalists chosen by the Pittsburgh Today advisory board were published online and in the Fall 2019 issue of the magazine. But the ideas of another…

Fall Festival at Southpointe Town Center Benefits American Cancer Society

by PQ Staff
On Thursday, October 10, over 2,000 people attended Southpointe Town Center in Canonsburg, Pa. for the annual Fall Festival benefitting the American Cancer Society of Washington County’s Access to Care Program.

In China, the Unraveling Begins

“It is time for the United States to stand up to China in Hong Kong.” —Elizabeth Warren

AHN ‘A Night Aglow’ Gala Proceeds Nearly $4 Million

by PQ Staff
Allegheny Health Network hosted its third annual gala, A Night Aglow, on Friday, October 4. Local business leaders along with Allegheny Health Network (AHN) caregivers and patients came together with health system leadership to recognize the generosity of local donors that support the Network’s charitable mission to promote wellness and…

Luxurious Ladies Night Out Benefits National Aviary

On Friday, September 20, more than 350 women flocked to the National Aviary for Ladies Night Out presented by Trib Total Media.

Ideas for a Better Pittsburgh: Semifinalists, Part VI

Pittsburgh Quarterly invited readers and neighbors to offer up their best ideas for improving the region through the Spring 2019 Pittsburgh Tomorrow Contest. The 13 finalists chosen by the Pittsburgh Today advisory board were published online and in the Fall 2019 issue of the magazine. But the ideas of another…

In the Smokehouse with Herb

by Kate Benz
There are 400 pounds of bacon smoking in the smoker. Hickory smoked. With actual hickory.

The Worst of All Possible Worlds, Conclusion

“How do I loathe thee? Let me count the ways. I loathe thee to the depth and breadth and height My soul can reach… I loathe thee with the breath, Smiles, tears, of all my life; and, if God choose, I shall but loathe thee better after death.” —What Browning…

Amazon-​Themed Gala Launches Pittsburgh Opera’s 81st Season

by PQ Staff
Over 200 guests celebrated the beginning of Pittsburgh Opera’s 81st season at the 65th annual Diamond Horseshoe Ball. Held on September 28 at the Omni William Penn, the event raised close to $200,000 for Pittsburgh Opera.

UPMC Hillman Cancer Center Gala Raises Millions for Cancer Research

On September 12, 2019, The UPMC Hillman Cancer Center Gala “Illuminated by Hope” celebrated advancements being made in cancer research and treatment and recognized supporters. The sold-​out event included nearly 900 of the region’s leaders and longtime UPMC Hillman supporters who are responsible for raising millions of dollars to support…

Stop the Insanity!

“We recall not too long ago when extraordinary monetary policies were reserved for recessions or financial panics.” —Lead editorial, The Wall Street Journal

Ideas for a Better Pittsburgh: Semifinalists, Part V

Pittsburgh Quarterly invited readers and neighbors to offer up their best ideas for improving the region through the Spring 2019 Pittsburgh Tomorrow Contest. The 13 finalists chosen by the Pittsburgh Today advisory board were published online and in the Fall 2019 issue of the magazine. But the ideas of another…

Steel City Awards Dinner Raises Record $950,000 for Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation

by PQ Staff
The Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation’s 6th Annual Steel City Awards Dinner, held on Thursday, September 19, brought together senior leadership of the Marine Corps, Pittsburgh community members and scholarship recipients to recognize Marines by enabling their children to pursue college education.
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