As the holidays approach, so does the need for presents and hostess gifts. While it may be tempting to get on your iPad at 2 a.m. and order mass-​produced items that will show up on your doorstep in two days, there are unique or personalized options that support local businesses and make you…

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  • Issue Quarter Winter
  • Issue Year 2019
  • Sub Heading For special and local holiday gift ideas, try Lawrenceville.
“Tread softly, this is consecrated dust. Forty five pure patriotic victims lie here, a sacrifice to freedom and civil liberty. A horrid memento of a most wicked rebellion. Patriots! These are patriots’ graves.” –Inscription on the memorial at Allegheny Cemetery

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  • Issue Quarter Fall
  • Issue Year 2017
On the wintry afternoon of Jan. 20, 1917, pittsburghers of all ages enjoyed ice skating at Wabash Park in Pittsburgh’s West End. Regularly a grassy swath, it was apparently flooded and frozen for the season. The park is still there, as are a number of the park-​facing homes along Wabash Street. An icy…

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  • Issue Quarter Winter
  • Issue Year 2016
As a child growing up in Pittsburgh in the ‘50s, I thought that Lawrenceville was named for our mayor and that the soldier statue at Butler and 34th Street was David L. Lawrence as a young man.

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  • Issue Quarter Spring
  • Issue Year 2007
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