So I’m hauling eight of us — my wife Kay, her brother and his wife, her sister and her husband, and their two Irish cousins Ann and Peggy — down this dinky road in the farmland outside Galway, Ireland, in a blue beast the rental agency calls a “mini-​bus.” Peggy is riding shotgun (“Careful of this turn…

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  • Issue Quarter Fall
  • Issue Year 2015
One of the most interesting historical sites in the Laurel Highlands is the Fort Necessity National Battlefield. And a new destination for hiking and exploring in the region is a property currently owned by the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy and about to be added to Forbes State Forest, adjacent to the national battlefield property.

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  • Issue Quarter Winter
  • Issue Year 2008
  • Sub Heading Inside the world of Pittsburgh grande dame Helen Clay Frick
When his six boys were young, Jim Dolan and his wife Patty took the family every spring break on a ski trip, each time to a different location. They went to Aspen, Vail, Steamboat, Jackson Hole — you name it. Each year, the boys said, “This is great, let’s come back here next year.”

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  • Issue Quarter Winter
  • Issue Year 2009
  • Sub Heading At the foot of Spanish Peaks, a Pittsburgher is building a resplendent retreat
In 1882, Henry Clay Frick purchased an Italianate-​style mansion on Penn Avenue in Point Breeze. The “Coke King” named it Clayton, commissioning two major renovations for his growing family. Within 10 years, though, Frick and his wife, Adelaide, suffered the loss of two of their four children, 8-​year-​old Martha and infant Henry Clay…

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  • Issue Quarter Winter
  • Issue Year 2011
  • Sub Heading Festivities at the Frick
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