Amanda King is a freelance multimedia journalist whose work can be seen on MSNBC.COM and a number of local publications, from the Post-Gazette to the Beaver County Times. A former journalist for the Bucks County Courier Times, she reported on NJ Gov. Chris Christie. She received her BA in Broadcast Journalism from Point Park University and is working on her first short film about 'The Modern Day Nanny', which examines how technology and education affect this traditional career. She loves telling stories with a social & educational impact.
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.
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.