The Captain Thomas Espy Post was a meeting place for Civil War union soldiers that sat untouched for more than 50-years. This time capsule and American treasure tucked away on the top floor of the Carnegie Library and Music Hall in Carnegie, Pennsylvania has been painstakingly restored and now re-opened. OnQ's Tonia Caruso shows us the before and the after and learns about the historic significance of this amazing room.
Pittsburgh city residents have something to crow about. They are keeping chickens for eggs and meat, and urban trend that's sweeping the country.
Thousands of gallons of untreated sewage can end up in our rivers every time it rains. ALCOSAN is now under federal mandate to fix the problem, but how? OnQ's Tonia Caruso takes viewers inside the plant and shows why storm water run-off causes problems in the Pittsburgh region.
Many companies know the importance of healthy employees and have started weight loss programs. OnQ's Tonia Caruso shows how our own TV station's wellness committee is helping staff members lead healthier lives.Highmark wellness programs include: Eat Well For Life, Drop 10 in 10, Personal Nutrition Coaching. For information on these Highmark programs call 1-800-879-2217.
Ann Walko has sung the folks songs of her Carpatho-Rusyn heritage all of her life. At the age of 100, Ann is now working to preserve them. With the help of musicologist Jerry Jumba, Ann sings and Jerry writes down the music and words. OnQ goes to one of their preservation sessions.
If you love holiday performances, this is a group you don't want to miss. The Children's Festival Chorus of Pittsburgh is made up of some of the best young performers in our region. You'll see them perform and learn how CFC is promoting the arts for all young people. OnQ's Tonia Caruso reports.
Don't trash your old kitchen or bathroom. Consider taking those sinks, tubs, medicine chests, lights and more to Construction Junction in Pittsburgh's Point Breeze neighborhood. It's a place that "promotes conservation through the reuse of building materials." You can shop there, too!
OnQ's Michael Bartley reports from East Liberty Family Health Care Center, where low income families find necessary oral and dental treatments.
On a trip to India, Pittsburgh artist Laurel Herman was thunderstruck by the plight of the country's 10 million homeless dogs. She returned to Pittsburgh with dramatic video, and the stories of amazing animal welfare advocates.
OnQ continues its series on education reform, "Making the Grade," with a profile of the Extra Mile Foundation, which sends low-income students to four Catholic inner city schools in the Pittsburgh area.