‘Round about Pittsburgh: Pirates Insider

‘Round about Pittsburgh: Pirates Insider

Mike Funyak, Staff Writer
April 23, 2014
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Since 1887, the Pittsburgh Pirates have called the city of Pittsburgh home.  With any sports franchise that has a celebrated history and tradition, numerous feats were most likely accomplished over the years.  With the recent passing of Pirate legend and Baseball Hall of Fame member Ralph Kiner, this... Read more »

‘Round about Pittsburgh: An Island In Pittsburgh

‘Round about Pittsburgh: An Island In Pittsburgh

Mike Funyak, Staff Writer
April 11, 2014
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Too much surprise, islands exist within western Pennsylvania.  These islands exist within the three rivers that Pittsburgh is known for.  The most popular island is Neville Island, which is located west of Pittsburgh in the middle of the Ohio River.  In the 1700s, the island was referred to by three... Read more »

‘Round about Pittsburgh: 2014 Kennywood Preview

‘Round about Pittsburgh: 2014 Kennywood Preview

Mike Funyak, Staff Writer
March 21, 2014
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Although summer is not for a while for most schools and colleges, Pittsburgh’s famed Kennywood Park is hard at work preparing for the upcoming 2014 summer season.  Although the local amusement park may not be introducing a new ride or attraction, that does not mean the park doesn’t have surprises... Read more »

‘Round about Pittsburgh: Roller Coasters Run In The Family

‘Round about Pittsburgh: Roller Coasters Run In The Family

Mike Funyak, Staff Writer
March 18, 2014
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Just prior to the start of the 20th century, brothers Erwin and Edward Vettel began working on projects for Pittsburgher T.M. Harton.  Harton who owned the T.M. Harton Company designed and built various attractions including Figure Eights (early roller coasters) for amusement parks across... Read more »

‘Round about Pittsburgh: Changes continue at Heinz

‘Round about Pittsburgh: Changes continue at Heinz

Mike Funyak, Staff Writer
March 3, 2014
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On February 27 and 28, Pittsburgh based H.J. Heinz Company announced the closure of two plants in Europe and the selling and closure of a factory in Canada. Since becoming a private company, Heinz has taken steps in becoming a more efficient, sustainable, and cost saving company. These cost-saving... Read more »

‘Round about Pittsburgh: Giant Eagle to Expand Market

‘Round about Pittsburgh: Giant Eagle to Expand Market

Mike Funyak, Staff Writer
January 31, 2014
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Giant Eagle, a Pittsburgh based and regional grocery store announced last week of plans to expand into the Indianapolis market. According to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Giant Eagle has signed an agreement to build and open a Market District grocery store with a GetGo convenience store.  The two... Read more »

‘Round about Pittsburgh: American Airlines Shake Up

‘Round about Pittsburgh: American Airlines Shake Up

Mike Funyak, Staff Writer
January 26, 2014
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According to local news sources the new American Airlines, which recently merged with U.S. Airlines has decided to close the local Moon Township flight operation center.  According to various news sources, the closure and eventual move of the center to Dallas/ Fort Worth Texas, will affect around 600... Read more »

‘Round about Pittsburgh: Born in an Igloo

‘Round about Pittsburgh: Born in an Igloo

Mike Funyak, Staff Writer
January 21, 2014
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In a city that used to be dominated by football, Pittsburgh has finally become a hockey town.  The city has been home to a National Hockey League (NHL) team since 1967. The Pittsburgh Penguins joined the NHL with the California Seals, Los Angeles Kings, Minnesota North Stars, Philadelphia Flyers... Read more »

‘Round about Pittsburgh: Pittsburgh Hornets Revisited

‘Round about Pittsburgh: Pittsburgh Hornets Revisited

Mike Funyak, Staff Writer
January 8, 2014
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Pittsburgh has been the home of a National Hockey League (NHL) team since 1967.  The Pittsburgh Penguins joined the NHL with the California Seals, Los Angeles Kings, Minnesota North Stars, Philadelphia Flyers, and St. Louis Blues in 1967 as an expansion team. The 1967 expansion of the NHL ended the... Read more »

‘Round about Pittsburgh: Pittsburgh Holiday Special

‘Round about Pittsburgh: Pittsburgh Holiday Special

Mike Funyak, Staff Writer
December 20, 2013
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The Christmas and Holiday Season in Pittsburgh is unique just like numerous other cities and towns.  It is a season when the city of Pittsburgh and numerous destinations seem to capture magic that is the air. Below is a short list and description of popular destinations in the city during the holiday... Read more »