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Dec 17, 2013, 15:38 ET

Pittsburgh Raises The Ball And The Bar For New Year's Eve Celebration

The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust's grand New Year's Eve celebration, Highmark First Night Pittsburgh 2014, is poised to be among the most fantastic...

Sep 06, 2013, 13:01 ET

International Arts and Urban Revitalization Initiatives Bring the World to Pittsburgh

 This fall, through three distinct events, the world will converge on Pittsburgh and art and ideas will break out of the walls of galleries,...

Jun 13, 2013, 14:32 ET

Rail-trail from Washington, D.C. to Pittsburgh Completed

After decades in the works, the Great Allegheny Passage (GAP) rail-trail is complete! The final segment of the trail between Homestead, Pa., and...

Apr 18, 2012, 09:00 ET

Pittsburgh Names $100,000 Experienced Dreamer Contest Winner

Tess Lojacono of East Aurora, New York wins in public vote; will relocate to realize dream of expanding her business in Pittsburgh's vibrant...

Oct 24, 2011, 14:50 ET

Pittsburgh Named Among the Best Places in the World to Visit in 2012

National Geographic Traveler recognizes Pittsburgh's transformation Pittsburgh: "Best of the World 2012!" YES, Pittsburgh! Four times named...

Oct 19, 2011, 09:36 ET

Pittsburgh Launches $100,000 Contest to Raise Awareness of the Region as a Destination for Experienced Dreamers™

Winner will receive $50,000 cash prize and $50,000 charitable trust to pursue dream here Each of us has a dream – some great thing we'd...

Sep 04, 2009, 12:30 ET

New York Foreign Press Center Invited to G-20 Pittsburgh Summit Briefing

Governor Rendell Leads "Why Pittsburgh" Road Show to Illustrate Turnaround Story Next week, Governor Ed Rendell, along with Pittsburgh G-20...

Jul 23, 2009, 15:51 ET

VisitPittsburgh Launches G-20 Press Room

Journalists around the world invited to learn about Pittsburgh's transformation Today, VisitPittsburgh announced that the 2009 G-20 Pittsburgh...

May 19, 2009, 11:02 ET

If It's Free, It's For Me in Pittsburgh!

VisitPittsburgh offers list of 30 free things to see and do in region Who said you have to spend money to have a good time? There are plenty of...

Jan 27, 2009, 13:00 ET

Pittsburgh Sees Economic Boost for Super Bowl Weekend

'Steelers Nation Convention' Descends Upon Pittsburgh The Super Bowl is not even being played in Pittsburgh, but that isn't stopping fans from...

Jan 23, 2009, 16:13 ET

There's No Place Like Pittsburgh to Watch the Super Bowl

Steelers aren't playing here, but fans are staying here Special hotel packages available for Steelers Nation If you don't have Super Bowl XLIII...

Jan 20, 2009, 10:58 ET

VisitPittsburgh Launches Search for Biggest Steelers Fan

Steelers fans are said to bleed black and gold. Now, the search is on to find the most die-hard fan in Steelers Nation. VisitPittsburgh is in...

Nov 11, 2008, 09:53 ET

Pittsburghers Invited Home for New Film Celebrating City

Special Homecoming Event Part of Pittsburgh 250th Anniversary Celebration Pittsburghers everywhere are invited to come home this...

Sep 26, 2008, 01:00 ET

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Pittsburgh Shines Bright!

PITTSBURGH, Sept. 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Back by popular demand, Pittsburgh facades will once again be transformed into unique...

Aug 12, 2008, 01:00 ET

Re-Union: The World's Largest Wedding Vow Renewal Ceremony Sets New Guinness World Record(TM)

PITTSBURGH, Aug. 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Guinness World Records(TM) has made it official: Pittsburgh now holds the record for the most...

Mar 27, 2008, 01:00 ET

VisitPittsburgh Reports Record-Setting Year

PITTSBURGH, March 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- VisitPittsburgh closed out 2007 with noteworthy achievements and significant milestones in the...

Feb 11, 2008, 00:00 ET

Wedding Vow Renewal Ceremony Expected to Break Record

PITTSBURGH, Feb. 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a wedding vow renewal ceremony that took the cake, approximately 750 couples joined together...

Jan 31, 2008, 00:00 ET

750 Couples to Say 'I Do' All Over Again

PITTSBURGH, Jan. 31 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Ground Hog Day will be over. But, it'll be deja-vu all over again as 750 couples gather in...

Dec 14, 2007, 00:00 ET

Pittsburgh Tops in Rankings

PITTSBURGH, Dec. 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The results are in and Pittsburgh is hot! Adding another feather to Pittsburgh's proverbial...

May 16, 2007, 01:00 ET

World's Best Young Cyclists to Race Across Pennsylvania in 2008

HARRISBURG, Pa., May 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Officials of Governor Edward G. Rendell's administration joined business leaders and...

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