Celebrating Senior Champions Creating a Better Life for Seniors

On Wednesday October 21, UPMC Senior Services, the Aging Institute and the University of Pittsburgh will host the seventh annual Celebrating Senior Champions Benefit Dinner and Auction at the Omni William Penn. Nearly 400 business leaders and friends will attend this event to celebrate three outstanding individuals and organizations that go above and beyond to support seniors in western Pennsylvania. Larry Richert of KDKA-Radio will emcee the event. This year’s Senior Champions Honorees include:
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EQT Children’s Theater Festival Focuses on Theater, Activities and Fun!

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May 14-17, 2015 | Festival open daily, 10AM – 7PM


 May14 NC web banner-1By Rosemary Garrity

 Keep those fingers crossed! Can the Pirates not only repeat the great season they had last year…or better yet…surpass it??  That’s what most Pittsburghers are hoping they can do. And why not?  The roster is very strong with players like hometown hero, Neil Walker, Andrew McCutcheon, Pedro Alvarez, and Gerrit Cole, to name a few.  In addition, last year’s Manager of the Year, Clint Hurdle, is still at the helm and looking forward to a very productive season.  To many, this team is destined to do well.  That is the HOPE! [Read more…]

PyroFest 2014! America’s Largest and Most Fantastic Fireworks Festival

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By Marianne Reid Anderson

Appearing on May 24, 2014 at Hartwood Acres, PyroFest is a one-of-akind spectacular fireworks event designed to amaze, thrill and captivate audiences of all ages. On May 24th the sky will become a festival of light and pyrotechnic special effects that are choreographed with split-second timing to a monumental musical score.

Produced by Pyrotecnico, PyroFest 2014 brings techniques and products from around the globe in an effortless array of pyrotechnic presentations to include both daytime and nighttime fireworks that will dazzle spectators with a thrilling sensory and visual experience they will never forget.

 PyroFest displays are designed to entertain and delight everyone, young and old alike. Among the productions and activities planned for this year’s PyroFest are:

  • Daytime & Colored Smoke Fireworks – New technology makes pyrotechnic displays possible even in the daylight hours. Among the daylight displays will be a very special choreographed presentation of the National Anthem and a U.S. Military Salute, complete with skydivers, to pay tribute to our troops, veterans and their families. Veterans and current members of the military are encouraged to enter a special free drawing for a $3,000 vacation package to Nemacolin Woodlands.
  • Pyro UFO Launch – Science fiction fans of all ages will be overwhelmed by witnessing a pyrotechnic alien aircraft. The flying saucer will launch, hover and zoom into outer space right before your eyes.
  • “Fantasy in the Sky” Fireworks Challenge – Selected by PyroFest judges to kick-off the night-time displays, “Fantasy in the Sky” is the debut of a uniquely-designed display by an aspiring fireworks choreographer.
  • Internationally acclaimed Ricardo Caballer, S.A. Ricasa Fireworks Production – Direct from Spain, this world-renowned, award-winning fireworks choreographer returns to PyroFrest where in 2013 he had his United States debut. Best known for choreographing the fireworks for the Olympics, Ricardo Caballer brings his latest innovative and European production techniques to captivate spectators at PyroFest 2014.
  • Grandest Finale of All Time – The evening culminates with a Grand Finale beyond compare. This World Premiere of a Unique, Never-Before-Seen, Pyrotecnico Production is sure to awe, amaze and delight the fireworks fan in all of us. [Read more…]