Spring 2019|volume 12|Issue 3

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    If the definition of genius is one who creates unique approaches to problems, then architect and planner Tasso Katselas, a Shadyside resident for 37 years,   Read More ...

    They still speak glowingly about the Sadowski boys back in their old neighborhood in Lawrenceville. Twelve of the Sadowski children—seven boys and five girls—lived in   Read More ...

    The neighborhood barber shop has always held a special place in American culture. For more than 80 years, Frank’s Barber Shop on Penn Avenue in   Read More ...

    Jean Louis, a Parisian bistro, is a most welcome upscale addition to the “restaurant row” that extends through Mt. Lebanon and Dormont along Route 19.   Read More ...

    Since my initial article “Doing It Write in Lawrenceville” appeared in the summer 2012 issue of The Strip! magazine, Lawrenceville continues to be home for   Read More ...

    If the definition of genius is one who creates unique approaches to problems, then architect and planner Tasso Katselas, a Shadyside resident for 37 years, clearly qualifies. Fortune magazine, in 1960, quoted Katselas speaking to a group of midwestern architectural students trying to make them see architecture’s tasks and opportunities as he saw them: “Life in architecture is a chance to intervene, to contribute—to enhance what exists by the sheer   Read More ...

    They still speak glowingly about the Sadowski boys back in their old neighborhood in Lawrenceville. Twelve of the Sadowski children—seven boys and five girls—lived in a row house at 3628 Mintwood Street, and three of the boys—Eddie, Ted, and Bob—became Major League Baseball players. That’s pretty good for one family, even a large family such as the Sadowski clan. Back in 1962 and 1963, more Sadowskis than Joneses played in   Read More ...

    The neighborhood barber shop has always held a special place in American culture. For more than 80 years, Frank’s Barber Shop on Penn Avenue in Lawrenceville wasn’t just a place to get a haircut; it was a neighborhood gathering place where people of all cultures, classes, and ages came together to laugh, exchange ideas, get advice, and talk about the news of the day. When Francis Crisafio pulled out his   Read More ...

    Jean Louis, a Parisian bistro, is a most welcome upscale addition to the “restaurant row” that extends through Mt. Lebanon and Dormont along Route 19. The cuisine at Jean Louis presents the best in bistro food. That is not an easy-to-define term. However, broadly speaking, Parisian bistros feature classic French home-style cooking. Comfort food, in a sense: pâtés, soups, stews, snails, pan seared fish, creative salads from readily available ingredients.   Read More ...

    Since my initial article “Doing It Write in Lawrenceville” appeared in the summer 2012 issue of The Strip! magazine, Lawrenceville continues to be home for a number of local writers and fertile ground for the setting of books and stories. It’s time to shine a spotlight on several more of our stellar scribes. A well-established artist, Ron Donoughe is best known in Pittsburgh for his neighborhood paintings. His books include   Read More ...

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