Links Worth a Look – August 29th

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Links Worth a Look for August 26th

Here are some links/articles/blog posts that are worth a look:

  • Cupcake Fest – Sept. 21-27, 2008 – Cupcake Fest is our week-long celebration of all things cupcake. We have a week full of fun events including a cupcake eating contest, a chance to invent a cupcake flavor for our menu, an "Official Cupcake Day" proclamation from the Mayor's office with $1 cupcake day, and more! Check out all the details below!
  • Venture Outdoors 250 Bike Tour – Celebrate 250 years of history with this unforgettable 8-day bike tour following George Washington's footsteps from Washington, D.C. to Pittsburgh, PA. We're putting on the ritz for this fully supported, catered camping trip featuring breathtaking scenery, evening entertainment and outstanding meals.

    Limited to 250 riders, you will become part of history which began with our nation's first president and finishes with a Pittsburgh 250 celebration of the final leg from McKeesport to the grand opening of Point State Park.

  • Swimmer's lost treasure returned :: Post Gazette – Delaware girl finds $1,000 in Ocean City surf, returns it to Swisshelm Park man, People are nice.

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Links Worth a Look for August 25, 2008

Here are three things that are worth a look:

  • Good night, states and summer – A rave review of the Good Night States show at Gooski’s”After the party, I caught a local 3 bands/$5 show at a dive bar. What can one expect from a local band? A good time, some earnest musicanship, perhaps flickers of great potential. What I didn’t prepare for, was to be stunned by the opening band, Good Night, States. My buddy and I kept looking at each other in disbelief. I suppose every band toils in the minor leagues before their big break, but geez, I can’t see too many more dive bar shows in their future. “
  • In Sisterhood – In Sisterhood is a project that is part of Pittsburgh 250 and is working to document women’s history of the region.From the Community Connections website “Pittsburgh was one of the four epicenters of the national women’s rights movement – a fact few people realize. Oral historian Pat Ulbrich thinks that the time to capture and relate that history is right NOW.””Less than 40 years ago, when Pittsburghers such as Gerald Gardner and JoAnn Evansgardner (both of whom are subjects of In Sisterhood interviews) opened a copy of the Pittsburgh Press to check the want-ads, they would find two sections: “Jobs – Male Interest,” and “Jobs – Female Interest.” The difference was stark. An example from one Press listing, from January 4, 1970 (exhibited in court documents), shows women’s jobs maxing out at salaries that amount to a mid-range men’s position, in one case offering over 50% more salary for men than women for the same position.”

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