3 Ways to Make a Difference on Earth Day 2018

Sunday, April 22 marks the day when people from all over the world focus on moving toward a healthy, sustainable environment. According to Earth Day’s official organization, “Earth Day has reached into its current status as the largest secular observance in the world, celebrated by more than a billion people every year, and a day […]

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April Showers Sprout Gorgeous Flowers at Phipps Conservatory

Spring began in late March, yet rain showers are on the schedule for April. No need to get too distraught though, Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens has the remedy. 125 years in the making, Phipps gained its five-star reputation by awing guests with uniquely designed and expertly manicured garden scenes.   Click here for the […]

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Shadyside’s Unique One-Stop Shop at Penhollows

Nothing beats the charm of small, locally-owned shops. After ten years, Penhollows continues to captivate anyone who happens to stroll by. The wonderfully unique shop has a nice mix of art, antiques, home goods, and books. Collecting ever-evolving items, much of the merchandise combines new and vintage themes to reflect a worldly style while celebrating […]

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The Frick: Pittsburgh’s Hidden Gem

Just a five-minute drive or a slightly longer leisurely walk from Franklin West apartments lies an extraordinary experience of art, history, nature, and delicious dining. Home to a cafe and several exhibits, The Frick Pittsburgh should certainly be on your must-do list as spring begins. A unique, hidden gem of the Pittsburgh area, The Frick […]

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Eat, Drink, and Be Social Business Mixer Featuring Pittsburgh’s Finest

Looking for something interesting to do tonight? No worries, we have you covered. East Liberty Chamber is partnering with local business owner Kiya Tomlin and  Kimberley Ashley Catering to host this month’s Eat Drink & Be Social Business Mixer. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to connect while enjoying delicious hor d’oeuvres and cocktails. Today’s mixer […]

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Join Us in Celebrating the Beloved Legacy of Mister Rogers

“It’s a beautiful day in this neighborhood, a beautiful day for a neighbor…” Fred Mcfeely Rogers made a lasting impact on the world, but ask any Pittsburgh native, and we’ll undoubtedly talk your ear off about his wonderful legacy. Let’s not forget, production of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood happened right in our local area! Just imagine […]

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Say Cheese! Celebrating National Pizza Day

Tomorrow’s National Pizza Day and we’re celebrating the only way we know how—with a slice (or four), of course!   Pizza… Where would we be without that holy trinity of dough, cheese, and tomato sauce? If the tomato hadn’t been introduced to Naples in the 16th century, we might very well know the answer to […]

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We Proudly Support Veterans’ Place

Franklin West, Inc. is proud to support the work of Veterans’ Place. On December 20th, the Apartment Association of Metropolitan Pittsburgh (AAMP)—of which Franklin West, Inc. is an executive board member—presented Veteran’ Place with a contribution of continuing support for anticipated extensive facility renovations, including a new class rooms, laundry facilities,  and an expanded food […]

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Shop Local: Small Business Saturday in Shadyside

Black Friday gets all the press this time of year. Promotions flood emails and social channels. At Franklin West Inc., we believe in the importance of raising up local small businesses. So, please join us in sending love to and supporting these neighborhood stops and shops, which bring so much life to the East End community. […]

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