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 Honorees Pamela and James Johnson, Jr. #SEENHavingFun
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Honorees Pamela and James Johnson, Jr. #SEENHavingFun

Circle of Courage Awards

The Circle of Courage Awards honor people of faith and courage serving the needs of others in their community


 Models are reaching beyond the runway to help create better working conditions that are more in line with standards in other entertainment industries.

Model Behavior: Industry taking a closer look at what happens off the runway

Non-profits work to improve labor rights for models, while some models find benefits in starting out in smaller markets like Pittsburgh.



 Jaylee Lemon, left, teaches a class about model poses at the ReFined Culture runway class at Pittsburgh Center for the Arts in Shadyside.

Mother-son team, ReFined Culture, teaches confidence on the catwalk, in life

Dianne C. Lemon and her son Jaylee run an image consulting and personal transformation business that offers runway coaching.



 Gregg Gillis, the electronic music artist known as Girl Talk, was featured in Esquire magazine's "Style Across America" feature as someone who embodies the best of today's men's fashion.

Stylebook: Pittsburgh part of Esquire magazine's 'Style Across America' feature

Plus, trunk shows at Larrimor’s and Glitter & Grit, ModCloth holds an open casting call, Irish festival at Macy’s and more fashion events.


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Some singles see value in mortgage payment

But homeownership barriers have made it less likely for people in their 20s and 30s to be owners than in previous generations.



Tour unlocks history as they explore the nooks and crannies of the Albert Gallatin homestead

This historic Fayette County home was built in 1789 by Albert Gallatin, U.S. secretary of the treasury to Presidents Jefferson and Madison.


 

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The huge Minnesota State Fair is big on decadent food creations

Deep-fried and on a stick at the Minnesota State Fair are the popular offerings that draw nearly 2 million visitors a year.



Pittsburgh's North Shore survives trifecta of events

Pitt football, Pirates baseball and the all-day Rib Fest made traffic and parking tight on the North Shore, but planning prevailed.


 

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Travel


Just like the airlines, hotels get fee-happy

The headache for many travelers is a quickly growing list of hotel surcharges, even for items they never use.



Gear up for a bike tour in Portland, Ore.

Cycle Portland Bike Tours’ basic ride-around starts downtown about a mile from the city’s core.


 

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Junior Achievement hosts fund-raiser at Blue Line Grille

Junior Achievement is a nonprofit organization dedicated to teaching students skills that they need to succeed in the workplace.



#LetsMakeASEEN: Our Clubhouse

Our Clubhouse in the Strip District (formerly Gilda’s Club) provides free support for any child, teen or adult diagnosed with cancer.


 

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