On the cover: Plein Air painter Ron Donoughe’s “Wightman Light” captures the play of dappled summer sunlight on a tree-lined Squirrel Hill street. Our cover shows a detail from the original 20x30” oil painting.

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The Seniors come to Pittsburgh
How a major golf tournament landed, suddenly, at Fox Chapel

225 years of Pitt
The region’s largest and oldest university celebrates a milestone with “acts of caring” 

the green issue //

A world leader
The Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens launches the Center for Sustainable Landscapes

Greening the region
Phipps extends Pittsburgh’s legacy of green building

Was Rachel Carson right?
Fifty years after Silent Spring was published, how many of the Pittsburgh environmentalist’s claims have come true?

Warning signs
Scientists are trying to stem the further decline of Pennsylvania’s rattlesnakes 

special energy report //

An industrial renaissance
Why Pittsburgh is poised to become the nation’s energy capital; Early believers in the natural gas  revolution; The coming of the ethylene cracker; New life for the region’s chemical industry

special finance section //

Financial focus
Looking long term


Private equity investor and philanthropist Jacqueline C. Morby

First You Try Everything: a novel by Jane McCafferty 

Preserving a fine specimen: bird taxidermy 

A new country classic: This Sarver home looks as if it’s always been there

Try your hand at the art of judging wines

The Hyeholde in Moon Township

Health section
Sitting disease: Is sitting the new smoking?; Concierge medicine: A specialized, personalized healthcare option; Our stem cells: can they reverse the effects of aging?

Christopher Donahue, CEO of Federated Investors 

Sit, Stay, Play: Misty Pines Dog Park Company in Franklin Park

(Part II in a series) The problem of price: the effects of low natural gas prices 


Publisher’s letter / Changing the cottage

Stocks & pedestal / Lack of GED test centers & Pitt’s handling of threats

Arrivals / Professionals new to Pittsburgh

Arts & events / Happenings in Downtown’s Cultural District

Last Chapter / Noting the passing of Pittsburgh citizens

Place / Quebec Run Wild Area, Fayette County

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