Whether the cultural district or the Strip District, Garfield, Point Breeze or Wilkinsburg, Pittsburghers know Penn Avenue as the heart of every neighborhood that grew up along it.

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  • Issue Quarter Winter
  • Issue Year 2010
  • Sub Heading If there is a single thoroughfare that embodies the diversity and spirit of Pittsburgh, could it be any other than Penn Avenue?
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
When Ailsa Mellon Bruce died in 1969, she left behind a collection of fine and decorative arts that was as extraordinary as it was extensive. The daughter of U.S. Secretary of the Treasury Andrew Mellon and sister of the equally noted collector Paul Mellon, she had spent much of her life and considerable…

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  • Issue Quarter Winter
  • Issue Year 2010
  • Sub Heading Ailsa Mellon Bruce galleries open
After a year-​long anniversary celebration in 2008 and two national championships and a global summit in 2009, one might think that the city’s appetite for tributes would be pretty well sated. But there is always room for a little something more, particularly when the fare is as lovingly prepared and tastefully presented as…

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  • Issue Quarter Winter
  • Issue Year 2010
  • Sub Heading Toker tackles Pittsburgh again
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