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Cooper’s Rock State Forest: More Than Just a Beautiful View

Coopers Rock State Forest near Morgantown, West Virginia, offers many fun recreational activities.

August is a great month for strolling the tree lined streets of Shadyside and enjoying the fine arts and crafts during the Art Festival on Walnut. (Photo: Rick Handler)

EC Summer Guide (Mid-to-Late Season) 2022

Summer in Pittsburgh can be the sweetest season.

Jeep owners can register to have some big boulder fun on the Bantam Jeep Festival obstacle course.

Summer Guide (Early-to-Mid Season) 2022

Summer 2022 is shaping up to be another hot summer of fun.

|This outfit looks to have been inspired by the colorful flora of the tropics.|Green growth is incorporated into this ecological marvel of a dress.|Creativity abounds at the Ecolution Fashion Gala.

7th Annual Ecolution Fashion Gala to Bring Its Creativity and Conservation to Carnegie Museum of Art

A fantastical green fashion show continues to tout ecology in its 7th Year.

yet still very colorful mushroom.|A black racer snake lying motionless to the right of the trail.|Heading back down the trail.|||The trail emerges from the forest onto a wild meadow where electrical transmission lines run high overhead.

Hiking the Northernmost Part of the Laurel Highlands Hiking Trail

On this trip Rick Handler hikes on the Laurel Highlands Hiking Trail and makes a side trip to Johnstown.

classic style of The Frick Building can be seen during the event.|DOORS OPEN participants in the belfry at Smithfield United Church of Christ.|A contemporary office space in the Pickering Building replete with a mural from artist Burton Morris.|

DOORS OPEN Pittsburgh Returns for Sixth Year with New Buildings and Tours

A bevy of beautiful downtown buildings will be open for viewing during the event.

Conductor Manfred Honeck and the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra perform a preview of pieces from their upcoming season on Friday night. (photo: Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra).|Pittsburgh Opera's Downtown Divas will be singing on Saturday afternoon. (photo: Pittsburgh Opera).|Sierra Sellers and Byron Nash perform Friday evening.

Lights On!: A Celebration of the Arts in the Cultural District

The Cultural District’s Lights On! celebration signals a return to near normal for Pittsburgh arts organizations.

August is a great month for strolling the tree lined streets of Shadyside and enjoying the fine arts and crafts during the Art Festival on Walnut. (Photo: Rick Handler)

EC Summer Guide (Mid-to-Late Season)

The Pittsburgh summer season is in full swing and is there for the taking.

environmental exhibits

EC Pittsburgh Summer Guide (Early Season)

The Guide includes many fun events and activities for the first half of summer.

Jonnet Soloman's mission is to educate people about the history of the National Negro Opera House and the need to restore it.

Pittsburgh Humanities Festival @ Home Continues Online Again This Year

A variety of hot topics is again on the program for this year’s Festival.

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