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As the former editor of The Almanac newspaper and the editor of this magazine for the past several years, I’ve always struggled with where to draw the line when it comes to the boundaries of the South Hills. Sure, our distribution has to have limits – but do our stories? I thought it would b…

Bethel Park’s history contains fascinating facts, but the South Parks shops are one curiosity worth exploring. Yes, that strip mall running along Library Road and featuring 21 retail stores and businesses is located in the municipality, not South Park or South Park Township.

In the holiday issue of South Hills Living’s sister publication, Mon Valley Magazine, I worked on a fun story where I asked the area’s prominent residents, as well as our readers, where they felt the geographical boundaries of the Mon Valley are. When we started the planning for this issue, …

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As the former editor of The Almanac newspaper and the editor of this magazine for the past several years, I’ve always struggled with where to draw the line when it comes to the boundaries of the South Hills. Sure, our distribution has to have limits – but do our stories? I thought it would b…

Bethel Park’s history contains fascinating facts, but the South Parks shops are one curiosity worth exploring. Yes, that strip mall running along Library Road and featuring 21 retail stores and businesses is located in the municipality, not South Park or South Park Township.

In the holiday issue of South Hills Living’s sister publication, Mon Valley Magazine, I worked on a fun story where I asked the area’s prominent residents, as well as our readers, where they felt the geographical boundaries of the Mon Valley are. When we started the planning for this issue, …

When the original Eat’n Park restaurant opened on Saw Mill Run Boulevard in 1949, it caused a traffic jam on Route 51. At the beginning, the restaurant was a carhop, with peppy servers bringing food and drinks to patrons’ vehicles. While Eat’n Park has been a Pittsburgh institution since its…

Thirty years ago, they were big baseball players back at Bethel Park High School. Yet those Boys of Summer don’t sit around trying to recapture a little of the glory of their PIAA championship. Their scrapbooks stowed away in attics, they are not left with sharing boring stories with those who will listen as that fellow does in Bruce Springsteen’s classic “Glory Days.”

You are holding in your hands the fourth annual Nostalgia Issue of South Hills Living. Year after year, this issue remains one of my favorite projects to work on – beginning at the brainstorming phase and continuing through the completed layouts. From the old photos to stories of simpler tim…

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