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December 6, 2016

Awaiting the Arrival of Old St. Nick

For Pittsburghers of Christian European descent, especially German, Dec. 6 was a special day each year. Children awoke to find their shoes or stockings filled with fruits, nuts, chocolate coins, and other treats, a gift from Saint Nicholas in honor of his feast day.

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October 26, 2016

Whoooo Will You Be on Halloween?: The Changing Face of America’s Spookiest Holiday

Crisp air, fall leaves, and pumpkins everywhere? Halloween must be right around the corner. Dig a little deeper into the history of America's spookiest holiday in Western Pennsylvania.

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April 21, 2016

The Heinz Passover Ad Campain’t

Every spring, in time for Passover, readers paging through the mid-century Pittsburgh Jewish press could expect to see an advertisement from Heinz different from all other advertisements.

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