When I was growing up in Pittsburgh, Allegheny County’s parks were special places to me. I learned to ski at Boyce Park, and my family had fall picnics at Hartwood Acres. As an adult, I’ve explored them in different ways — mountain biking, rollerblading and going to concerts. And since November, when I became executive…

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  • Issue Quarter Summer
  • Issue Year 2010
  • Sub Heading The new Allegheny County Parks Foundation
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
It’s a crisp November morning, some 25 years ago. Bob Ging and Don Gales are hunting on a ridge in Lower Turkeyfoot, Somerset County, where green hemlocks mingle with bare winter hardwoods. “Boy, this is beautiful,” says Ging as sunrise reveals the emerald waters of Laurel Hill Creek in the valley.

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  • Issue Quarter Summer
  • Issue Year 2010
  • Sub Heading The experts agree that saving Laurel Hill Creek shouldn’t be that complicated
If summer in the city has lost its luster, and you are ready to ditch that hot suit or itchy hose for some fresh country air, Butler County has just the ticket — the 155th Big Butler Fair, July 210 at the fairgrounds in Prospect. While there are loads of county fairs, fire department carnivals…

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  • Issue Quarter Summer
  • Issue Year 2010
  • Sub Heading Check out that big Butler County Fair
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