Friday, October 24, 2014
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Sunday, August 31, 2014
Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Wednesday, August 6, 2014
If you’re like millions of Americans who are health conscious adding a variety of berries to your diet may be the ticket to a longer and healthier life. It has been reported that eating a diet rich in antioxidants can help improve your health. While all fruits and vegetables contain antioxidants nutrient-rich berries are some of the absolute best sources.Considering that some may choose to journey to far off lands looking for the fountain of youth, we in Southwestern Pennsylvania need only visit the family owned and operated Sand Hill Berries to find the answer to a higher quality of health.
In 1986 Susan and Rick Lynn along with Amy and Rob Schilling started a berry farm comprised of 7,500 raspberry plants. Since that time the business has literally grown specializing in red raspberries, red and black currents, gooseberries, yellow raspberries (I never knew they came in that color either), blackberries, blueberries and strawberries.
Sand Hill has made it easy for the consumer to partake in eating their produce by offering fully baked pies, pantry goods, jams and jellies and a variety of other baked goods such as cheesecake. Keep in mind that these berry delights are baked fresh daily and can be purchased at the farm market or ordered online.
It has also been discovered that berries contain fiber and folate. Fiber is a contributing factor in lowering cholesterol and blood pressure and folate may help protect against cardiovascular disease.
With all the benefits that berries provide it is no surprise that so many people in the area are making it a point to visit Sand Hill Berries.
Monday, August 4, 2014
If you’re like me and are always searching for a new challenge and a bit of adventure.A visit to Laurel Caverns in nearby Farmington, PA just off Rout 40 East is just the ticket. Laurel Caverns is the ultimate underground experience for those willing to take a deep breath, collect themselves and discover the many aspects of cave exploration. The caverns offer educational field trips; cave repelling and spelunking ( upper cave and lower caver ) which is a seasoned adventurer’s way of saying cave exploring.
Laurel Caverns even offers an interesting gift shop which features souvenirs such as tee shirts and hoodies which can be worn like a badge of courage after you’ve completed your three hour journey deep beneath the surface.If you do decide to accept the challenge you can rest assured you won’t be going at it alone. After paying your admission you will be provided with a well qualified guide who will escort you throughout the tour and will be more than happy to provide safety instructions and explain the use of the required cave gear needed to navigate your way through the earthly wonder which at certain points descends in excess of forty five stories. Additional information regarding Laurel Caverns can be found by logging on to by calling 724-438-3003.The experience is not only beneficial to both mind and body, cave exploring can also foster new relationships with fellow explorers while on tour. It’s surprising what you can learn about someone after spending three hours with them underground to say nothing of your own state of mind.And take note that there are no elevators to bring you up to the surface. You must depend on yourself or your newfound friend’s strong backs to transport you to the world as you know it. The next time you’re thinking about finding something challenging and interesting to do, consider joining the underground movement at Laurel Caverns.
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Sunday, May 4, 2014
Wednesday, April 30, 2014
Saturday, April 26, 2014
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Tuesday, January 7, 2014
Friday, November 22, 2013
Tuesday, November 12, 2013
Thursday, October 3, 2013
Saturday, September 28, 2013
The Rubber Duck knows no frontiers, it doesn’t discriminate and doesn’t have a political connotation. The friendly, floating, four-story-high Rubber Duck has healing properties: it can relieve mondial tensions as well as define them. The duck has been on display in Amsterdam, Lommel (Belgium), Osaka, Sydney Harbour, Sao Paulo and Hong Kong and arrives in the US for the first time for the Pittsburgh International Festival of Firsts.
Artist's Florentijn Hofman (The Netherlands). The duck has been on display in Amsterdam, Lommel (Belgium), Osaka, Sydney Harbour, Sao Paulo and Hong Kong and arrives in the US for the first time for the Pittsburgh International Festival of Firsts.
Tuesday, August 27, 2013
Sunday, August 11, 2013
PAPA World Pinball Championships -held in Carnegie Pa.
PAPA operates the largest, most competitive pinball tournament held anywhere in the world, bringing more than a thousand players and spectators together to enjoy three solid days of brutal pinball battles and plain old-fashioned fun!
Friday, August 2, 2013
Monday, July 15, 2013
Wednesday, July 10, 2013
Monday, July 1, 2013
Saturday, June 29, 2013
Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium feeding a baby gorilla. The gorilla's mother Moka
suffered from an infection in her mammary glands. Antibiotics cleared it up, but she is not producing milk, so the baby
will remain under human care until he is strong enough to go back with the troop and is eating solid food.