No two games of Scrabble are ever the same. But when the Pittsburgh Scrabble Club convenes on Wednesday nights, there’s a scene that replays itself over and over again. “Someone will show up for the first time and say ‘I’m here because nobody in my family wants to play me. They’re all tired…

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  • Issue Quarter Winter
  • Issue Year 2010
  • Sub Heading Meet the experts at Scrabble
On a painted mural behind the small stage of Pittsburgh’s newest jazz club, a singer in a dark red, strapless gown with a black bob hairdo sings to a sketched cityscape resembling Pittsburgh’s skyline at dusk. The real thing — Etta Cox — was there too, crooning standards “Teach Me Tonight” and “Misty” with the Harold Betters…

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  • Issue Quarter Winter
  • Issue Year 2009
  • Sub Heading Jazz is alive and well — here’s where to find it
The U.S. Golf Association began staging the U.S. Open — the ultimate national championship — in 1895, and moves it year to year around the country. The USGA requires, first of all, a golf course that offers a stiff challenge, where the rough is deep, the greens fast and par is an outstanding…

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  • Issue Quarter Summer
  • Issue Year 2007
  • Sub Heading How the beloved Oakmont Country Club course came to be
In the language of golf, there is always a “hidden gem.” The hidden gem is a golf course that is little known or even unknown, that someone has visited and then pronounced a marvel. The course generally has been sitting there, probably for many decades, known but to the locals.

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  • Issue Quarter Summer
  • Issue Year 2008
  • Sub Heading The oldest golf course in America is in Western Pa.?
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