This summer, as Pittsburgh hosts World Environment Day and the world focuses on biodiversity, a small river 90 miles north of the city will do what it has always done. Quietly, its waters wind along a 117-​mile path from Chautauqua County, New York, into western Pennsylvania, where it joins the Allegheny River at…

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  • Issue Quarter Summer
  • Issue Year 2010
  • Sub Heading Through widespread conservation efforts, French Creek is a pristine model of biodiversity
The tranquil beauty of the Allegheny River at its idyllic venue in Kittanning conceals restless ghosts and a violent history. Safe to say, the 18th-​century Native Americans who lived there never imagined it couldn’t be defended from a few hundred white invaders, or that the fate of two great Old World empires across…

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  • Issue Quarter Fall
  • Issue Year 2006
  • Sub Heading Uncovering ghosts “at the Great River”
I want to make a comfortable environment, not change the way people live,” architect Edward Grenzbach told John Loring when he was interviewed for a 1977 article in Architectural Digest on the house he had just designed for Alfred Hunt.

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  • Issue Quarter Fall
  • Issue Year 2009
  • Sub Heading An art-​filled aluminum abode
It’s always been a nice break for me to get out of the hot kitchen and spend some time tending bar. And 40 years ago when I started in the restaurant business, making drinks before dinner was easy. A martini, a glass of sherry or an imported aperitif — that was all a sophisticated diner…

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  • Issue Quarter Spring
  • Issue Year 2010
  • Sub Heading Nearly forgotten cocktails to whet your appetite
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