My benchmark for the onset of spring follows neither the facts of planetary motion, nor the predictions of a rodent. In my mind, spring starts when the daily average high temperature begins to increase after bottoming out in late January. By using this ruler, my favorite part of the year, spring, is lengthened.

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  • Issue Quarter Spring
  • Issue Year 2008
Selected by owners Jack and Dale Duff from a small field of candidates, they have been operating the venerable Blackberry Meadows Farm all summer under a lease/​purchase agreement.

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  • Issue Quarter Fall
  • Issue Year 2007
  • Sub Heading Young Slippery Rock grads are set to prove sustainability can sustain them
The G-​20 Summit provides southwestern Pennsylvania with an unprecedented opportunity to share its compelling story with the world. Ours is the tale of a region dramatically transformed by foresight and innovation, which have led to a remarkable economic and environmental revival.

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  • Issue Quarter Fall
  • Issue Year 2009
  • Sub Heading Allegheny Green
As Kermit the Frog says, “It isn’t easy being green.” Obviously, he’s never been to Equita, a Lawrenceville boutique specializing in “green, sweatshop-​free and Fair Trade” items. If this conjures thoughts of brown rice, scratchy, unbleached cotton and a sea of beige, rest assured: Equita is everything but.

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  • Issue Quarter Spring
  • Issue Year 2008
  • Sub Heading Equita in Lawrenceville
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