May 21, 2012

oh, deer!

When Mt. Lebanon was developed there were no deer because our forests had been clear cut for lumber, and the deer had no habitat. In the ensuing years the picture has changed.

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May 21, 2012

food for thought

“It’s like making sausage,” he says as he organizes marked up proofs of that week’s food section. “Sometimes these are really messy.”

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March 28, 2012

bricks and mortar of mt. lebanon

Joel Cluskey of Mt. Lebanon’s Historic Preservation Board shares tips about maintaining brick houses.

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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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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

antiques roadshow

People came to Pittsburgh from all over the Midwest and East Coast, hoping their treasures would be selected for the Antiques Roadshow segments that will appear February 13, 20 and…

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October 23, 2011

historic preservation

his year, regional leaders visited Dormont to celebrate the opening night of the Hollywood Theater. Natalia Rudiak of the Pittsburgh City Council and Kathy Risko of the Congress of Neighboring…

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