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School is now in session

If you missed last week’s ‘Back to School’ stories, we’re bringing you a handy dandy recap, SparkNotes style.

by Lindsay Patross | September 14, 2020

Uh-oh. Did you forget to do the required summer reading before school starts up? Don’t fret.

To bookend our Very Local Back to School campaign, we’re wrapping up this week-long theme with some SparkNotes. Scroll down for a quick peek at some of our favorite stories from last week, categorized by school subject.

Take a dance class right from your own living room; no partner required.

Stir up some new cooking skills this fall. We’ve got a roundup of Pittsburgh-based cooking classes you can connect with from the comfort of your home kitchen.

Check out these untold tales of Pittsburgh. Sue Morris – AKA the Historical Dilettante – has your dose of local history.

Level up your stargazing game with the Amateur Astronomers Association of Pittsburgh. We chatted with Vice President Zakery Koban to see how backyard astronomy hobbyists are reaching new heights.

Ever wonder why we say the things we say here in Pittsburgh? Professor Barbara Johnstone wrote the book on Pittsburghese – she’s got our local linguistics lesson locked in for you lingo lovers.

We’re having fun with fermentation, featuring Trevor Ring of Community Cultures. Send this story to a friend who loves beer. Or kombucha. Or sauerkraut. Or kimchi. You get it.


You can see a round up of all of our Back to School week stories here.


Lindsay Patross

Lindsay Patross

Pittsburgh born and raised, Lindsay has been writing about the people who love Pittsburgh since 2008.

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