Fireworks en The Business of the 4th of July <p>For most people, the&nbsp;fourth of July is the last day to think about business. However, there's big money to be made in the celebration of our nation's independence.</p><p>Essential Pittsburgh business contributor <strong>Rebecca Harris</strong> broke down the tremendous amounts of money Americans drop on what we've come to think of as necessities for this patriotic summer holiday. The sums are eye-popping. Tue, 02 Jul 2013 20:13:58 +0000 jlavanga 12461 at The Business of the 4th of July What To Expect At This Year's Three Rivers Regatta <p>More than 500,000 people attend the 4<sup>th</sup> of July extravaganza every year, flooding the banks of the Allegheny River, Point State Park and the North Shore river-walk for the annual Three Rivers Regatta.</p><p>This year should be no different.</p><p>The powerboat championships, rock n’ roll and the “Anything That Floats” boat race are returning, but the 2013 Regatta Board has added some new features for this year’s celebration.</p> Tue, 18 Jun 2013 18:21:05 +0000 Michael Lynch 11661 at Lancaster Man Adds Disney Magic to Fireworks Festival <p>It’s not likely that you’ll ever get to swim under the sea with Ariel and Sebastian or fight dastardly ghosts and ghouls with Captain Jack Sparrow alongside the other Pirates of the Caribbean, but with his explosive sights and sounds, Jon Loreto is trying to get you one step closer.</p><p>The Lancaster County resident is the inaugural winner of the “Fantasy in the Sky” Fireworks Challenge, a contest with more than 50 pyro-enthused applicants.</p> Thu, 23 May 2013 16:59:08 +0000 Michael Lynch 10011 at