A walk through Aspinwall is like a trip back in time, when corner markets served everyday needs and neighbors stopped to chat on roomy front porches. Located east of Pittsburgh, this tiny borough packs a powerful punch of retail variety on Commercial Avenue, Brilliant Avenue and Freeport Road. At 0.4 square miles, Aspinwall is a hub of pedestrian commerce, boasting independent groceries like Patty’s Farm Market and gourmet adventures like Labriola Italian Market and Feast on Brilliant. And coming soon, a public art play structure in the riverfront park that will draw kids--and parents--from miles around.

No Name Players launch Kickstarter to fund bloody special effects

Pittsburgh-based theater company, No Name Players (NNP), is taking on their most ambitious production to date—"Evil Dead: The Musical." But, in order to recreate the horrifying scenes onstage, they are bringing in an expert: award-winning, Hollywood-caliber special effects artist Steve Tolin.