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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.

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.

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.