Years ago, the Sunday roast inevitably came from the neighborhood butcher. The relationship between the homemaker and butcher was once so significant, that the television series “The Brady Bunch” included “Sam the Butcher,” who was both meat purveyor and love interest for housekeeper Alice. This was before mega-​grocery stores and warehouse clubs with…

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  • Issue Quarter Summer
  • Issue Year 2017
  • Sub Heading Butcher shops thrive with new demand and specialty offerings
With the gaslights along the brick-​paved Allegheny River Boulevard, the small, independent shops and the 1889 Carnegie Library, visiting Oakmont can feel like a welcome trip back in time.

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  • Issue Quarter Spring
  • Issue Year 2017
  • Sub Heading Discovering the borough’s “mini-​Clayton” and more
It’s time to don your best apparel for holiday parties, dinners and events. And then, of course, you’ll need to have those clothes cleaned. There are countless options, but Jerry Montesano’s Shadyside Valet is a standout.

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  • Issue Quarter Winter
  • Issue Year 2017
  • Sub Heading Shadyside Valet’s can-​do performance attracts a national following
The Pennsylvania State University has more than 645,000 living alums. Obviously, they know about “Happy Valley,” as do the throngs who attend football games each fall. But if you’ve never visited Penn State, State College or Centre County, it’s well worth exploring, especially on a quieter, non-​football weekend.

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  • Issue Quarter Fall
  • Issue Year 2016
  • Sub Heading The home of Penn State makes a great weekend trip
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