Since 1985, Pennsylvania has closed adoption records to adoptees, but a a new bill introduced by State Representative Kerry A. Benninghoff would allow adoptees to obtain a copy of their original birth certificates.
Giving back to the community and helping people and animals in need may be a positive learning experience for all members of the family.
There are ample facilities in the Pittsburgh area to encourage a variety of activities to enjoy and celebrate the summer weather.
Jump aboard the railroad express for an excursion down memory lane. There are museums to attract attention for memorabilia pursuits along with views of past railroad cars and depots.
Refer to this list for some of the best fireworks shows in the Pittsburgh area.
Planning you next bash? Turn to these five best party rental companies in Pittsburgh.
There’s a growing movement to give medical marijuana to pets in pain.
Children of all ages may find new avenues in reading events with a myriad of choices at local libraries and learning centers in the Pittsburgh region.
Here is a list of Pittsburgh’s top breeders, which exhibit knowledge and care of the breeds they are breeding, training and selling.
When you eat every meal, aim to add as much color as possible!
There are a host of activities and events to honor Pittsburgh mothers on their special day.
Families have a great opportunity to engage in swimming activities and lessons as there are many outside public pools and a system of county parks. There are private swim clubs for advanced and beginner levels, too. Many of the swimming lessons are on a pool pass, day pass or discounted days that include water aerobics and the best deal is a free-learn-to-swim category. As the children advance in their training; it may lead to becoming a member of a swim club, but the onus is just a fun, learning experience.
Video games may be fun but when it comes to keeping kids happy and healthy, nothing beats time outside using the imagination. There’s no better way to encourage outdoor play and creativity than a tree house or play structure, but many families may not know where to start such a project. Local contractor Tom Pieza has a few tips to make creating the playhouse easier so you can start playing sooner.
Summer is a great time for kids to jump right into all types of art activities. The Pittsburgh region is a great place to be engaged in art camps, crafts, painting and pottery classes. There are a host of art centers, art studios and museums to learn all aspects of the art world, and have fun at the same time. Festivals and art shows provide an educational experience to learn about the techniques of the artisans.
Dr. Mike Hutchinson is here to help you with all your animal questions.
Hundreds of Pittsburgh pooches and their humans came out for the 2014 Pittsburgh Pup Crawl on the North Shore Friday, July 11. There were doggy swimming pools, illuminated collars, pet and owner caricatures, a nighttime walk, lots of food, and a ton of fun! The best part is, it benefited the three local animal shelters – Animal Friends, the Western Pa. Humane Society and the Animal Rescue League.
The Steel City Pet Expo brought man and man’s best friend to the David L. Lawrence Convention Center Saturday, June 28, 2014. There were more than 200 exhibits and an appearance by Animal Planet’s “Pit Boss,” Shorty Rossi.
The Animal Rescue League is looking for help after a temporary closure at the Western Pennsylvania Humane Society has led to an overflow of animals.
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