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Best Middle Eastern Food In Pittsburgh

Diners and their families who haven’t experienced Middle Eastern food will be in for a unique history lesson along with a chance to try something new and develop a taste for ethnic meal preparation at these Pittsburgh restaurants.

09/02/2015

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Best Ways To Celebrate Rosh Hashanah In Pittsburgh

There are synagogue services in the Pittsburgh region to join families and visitors to explore ways to prepare for the Hebrew New Year, wish a greeting of L’ Shana Tova and bless each other for a spiritual experience.

08/31/2015

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Ask A Pittsburgh Expert: School Lunches To Prepare In 10 Minutes Or Less

Is it possible to create lunches that are creative, delicious and easy to make in under
ten minutes? You bet, no matter what your picky kids or voracious eaters crave, you can pack it with ease.
Here’s 10 minute easy lunches and a few tips to have an always prepared lunch-packing headquarters.

08/28/2015

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Best Helicopter Tours In Pittsburgh

The amazing skies of Pittsburgh can be a whirly-bird adventure, and the most livable city is an exhilarating place to take advantage of the tour. The Pittsburgh region abounds with beauty and the rivers, buildings, landscapes and rivers that are a sight to be seen from a different perspective.

08/22/2015

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Best Weekend Activities For Seniors In Pittsburgh

It seems there is something always happening in Pittsburgh, and seniors have the opportunity to explore the cultural, historical, educational and recreational venues inherent to one of America’s most livable cities.

08/21/2015

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Best Family Activities In Pittsburgh To Do Before The Summer Ends

We’re exactly halfway through the summer, and you’ve just panicked, realizing that you’ve likely squandered it on, well, not much. Get out and try some of these awesome family-friendly events that will bring the whole gang together for fun, giggles and a wonderful bonding experience.

08/07/2015

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Ask A Pittsburgh Expert: How To Find The Perfect Babysitter

Finding the perfect babysitter can be challenging. Erin Tobias, who runs a daycare when she’s not mixing drinks, offers some ideas.

07/31/2015

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Best Public Pools In Pittsburgh

Gone are the days of snow and horrid cold temperatures, and now the tide has swung to some summer fun in Pittsburgh and surrounding neighborhoods. Get out the swim wear, googles and sunscreen, then dive in for a soothing dip.

07/17/2015

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Best Free Summer Activities For Kids In Pittsburgh

Summer is a time to experience the Pittsburgh region and there are opportunities to participate in activities that are free and fun. There cultural, historical, recreational, educational venues, and availability of beautiful vistas, waterways and green spaces make for family-friendly activities . No matter the mode of activity, there are places to visit, play and learn about the city and neighborhoods near Pittsburgh.

07/10/2015

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Best Fireworks In Pittsburgh

Grab your favorite lawn chair, blanket and fireworks watching gear and head out to the Pittsburgh neighborhoods for a fun-filled evening. Be sure to check out the weather forecast and change of dates and time. It doesn’t matter if it’s a Zambelli extravaganza or another entity, the family will enjoy the memories of a dazzling and inspiring night time view.

06/26/2015

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Family Guide To Pittsburgh Zoo And PPG Aquarium

The Pittsburgh Zoo & Aquarium is a wonderful way for families to spend an outing.

06/19/2015

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Best Skate Parks In Pittsburgh

The time is right to get on some wheels and skate on over to an indoor or outdoor skate park, and the Pittsburgh region has fabulous facilities for all ability levels. There is no need to worry about standing out as a neophyte, as there are lessons available or dedicated skateboarders will help with any insecurities. Be sure to check with the rules of the skate park and the equipment needed for all safety concerns. Check out the stores for skateboards, accessories, posters, magazines and questions about any applicable rates. It may not be the actual X-Games or Extreme Sports genre, but it is a chance to express creativity with heaps of fun and exercise through a host of twists , turns, jumps and elevation changes.

06/05/2015

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Best Tennis Courts In Pittsburgh

The Pittsburgh region has top notch tennis courts that are both indoor and outdoor facilities with lights that enhance the time to play.

05/29/2015

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Ask An Pittsburgh Expert: How To Keep Your Pet Cool This Summer

As summer temperatures rise you may be looking for ways to stay cool this summer, but what about your pet? Make sure to keep your pet cool and in good health throughout the heat of summer with these tips from Lynette Vybiral of the Washington County Humane Society.

05/15/2015

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Best Mother’s Day Gifts In Pittsburgh

Mother’s Day is a special day to thank mom for all the hard work and preparation to make a wonderful family setting. There are opportunities to show appreciation for that time, and the Pittsburgh area has the facilities and culture to make Mother’s Day a memorable experience. This goes well beyond one day, and what better way to extend that time throughout the year. There are crafts, recreation, spas and studios to perfect a skill or learn a new one. The vibrant cultural, artistic and historical venues of the Pittsburgh region offers limitless activities of interest and mom will be pampered on her special day and in the future.

05/08/2015

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