Rudyard Kipling visited Beaver, Pa, during the summer of 1889 and referred to it fondly in “Sea to Sea: Letters of Travel.” Spend a day or two there, and you’ll understand why.

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When Else Franzmann is asked where she is from, she is quick to say, “I’m from everywhere and nowhere. I never really had a hometown.”

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    3841 Willow Avenue
    Castle Shannon, PA 15234
    4123434332
    Tues. — Sat., 4 p.m.-11 p.m.
    special hours on Steelers Sundays
    some​onelses​bar​.com

Polish Hill is one of Pittsburgh’s more eccentric and paradoxical neighborhoods. Its showcase church, the Immaculate Heart of Mary, is especially stately and conspicuous, while the angular streets that weave it to the hillside are suitably European. But the neighborhood suffered acutely in Pittsburgh’s post-​war population decline and persisted more as an under-​maintained…

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The Frick Art and Historical Center is the creature of Miss Frick (Helen Clay Frick was always called that), the daughter of industrialist Henry Clay Frick, and it sprang into existence after the reclusive 96-​year-​old grand dame died at Clayton, her childhood home in Pittsburgh’s Point Breeze in 1984.

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