March 28, 2012

creating a scene

The great outdoors is the greatest, but, nothing says home like creating cozy yard areas for enjoying your corner of the world.

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March 28, 2012

the way we were III

An abridged Chapter 3 of our 2000 book on Mt. Lebanon history, “The Way We Were.” Part of a yearlong series.

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March 28, 2012

play camp

Mt. Lebanon Recreation Department’s Summer Playground Camp: 50-plus years of fun-filled summers.

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March 28, 2012

en pointe—living and learning

Byham House is a safe and nurturing home away from home for Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre’s teenage students.

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February 28, 2012

wildlife neighbors

A patient photographer snaps shots of Mt. Lebanon’s natural wonders.

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February 28, 2012

the way we were – chapter 2

Mt. Lebanon’s founding families began arriving in the late 1700s on foot, on horseback and in wagons. They suffered the new republic’s growing pains, some seeing action in the French and Indian War, the Revolutionary War and Whiskey Rebellion skirmishes.

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February 28, 2012

drugs: everyone’s problem

Teen drug use is not just happening in the inner city, and it’s not just happening to “someone else’s kid.”

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February 27, 2012

the payoff for sustainability

Ian Smith of Standard Solar is 6’4”, and yet he manages to squeeze his angular frame through a small bedroom window and onto our roof, the better to assess the potential for a solar installation on our Mt. Lebanon house. He’s done his homework prior to his visit, using Pictometry to view aerial snapshots of our house that suggest the sun’s rays will shine at a favorable angle.

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December 26, 2011

the way we were

In 2000, mtl magazine released The Way We Were, an 86-page history of Mt. Lebanon. mtl staff writer Alison Nipar oversaw the project as a Duquesne University graduate school project…

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November 17, 2011

cool clothes, really cool savings

Music pulses through the store—upbeat, energetic. Couples, teens and moms browse the well-stocked racks—one woman has her favorite barista beverage in hand. A pair of comfy chairs give husbands a…

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