Help Break the Guinness World Record for Doing the Twist

Peters Township Relay For Life will attempt to break the Guinness World Record for “Most people dancing the Twist.” The current record is 1,691 was set in England in 2004. Bring your friends, bring your family. All proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society. [Read more…]

One Pittsburgher's Trash, Is Another Pittsburgher's Treasure

It’s that time of year again… The Highland Park Community Yard Sale … the whole neighborhood puts their trash, I mean treasures outside for you to discover. I can’t seem to find a website for Highland Park, but the sale has been posted on Craigslist. Highland Park is filled with interesting people that have lots of interesting stuff to sell. [Read more…]

Free Yoga Mondays

Every Monday from Noon to 1pm, Free Yoga classes will be offered at the Schenley Plaza Park (the new park with the big tent that used to be a parking lot in oakland.)  More info is available here.  While you are surfing the web check out the new blog for the Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy – It is new but they have some great information and pictures too.  Check out this picture of the original carousel at the park.

shopPGH – Red Star Iron Works, Entrepreneur of the Year

I was forward this article by my parents and it is definitely worth sharing.  I have been hearing a lot about Red Star Iron Works lately.  Red Star is a great business and a great story about art and business here in Pittsburgh.  I once visited the Red Star Iron Works shop when they were on Penn Avenues as part of the First Fridays on Penn Ave.  Red Star Iron Works is now located in Millvale and is thriving.  Red Star CEO Peter Lambert was named Western PA. Entrepreneur of the Year by the Small Business Association.

Red Star created the 3 rivers bike racks that are installed all over Pittsburgh – which I think are really wonderful – functional and beautiful.  I really like that Red Star brings creativity to functional things.  Checout their website – which is filled with great pictures of what they have been working on.  Check out this railing at the 4th Street Kayak Launch

I must add that Red Star has a wonderful website – I spend a lot of time looking at websites and blogs – they have done a great job of displaying their projects and making information easy to find.

One of the easiest ways for you to love Pittsburgh is to support locally owned businesses.  Know of other Pittsburgh based businesses?  Please share – I would like to profile other places to shop PGH.  Click here to submit a business.