Spring Football Fever? Check out the Pittsburgh Passion Documentary – April 5, 2009

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One of the things on my to do list for this spring is to attend one the Pittsburgh Passion games.  The Pittsburgh Passion is a member of the  Independent Women’s Football League.

This Saturday, April 5th you can support the team by attending a screening of the documentary film about the team that was produced last year.  The screening will be at the Southside Works at 2pm.  Tickets are $15 and are available at http://pittsburghpassion.com/.

The documentary has been nominated for a 2009 Billie Award which honors excellent coverage of Women and Girls in sports.

Here is a quick video about the team

More Bakery Suggestions

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Thanks to everyone who replied to last weeks post about favorite local bakeries! I loved reading everyone’s responses and it is great to know that there are still quite a few local bakeries beyond the newer cupcake shops in town. Here are a few more bakery suggestions that were emailed to me.

Gluuteny – A gluten free bakery in Sq. Hill. One friend of IheartPGH swears by their brownies and he is even a gluten eater.

Bartram House Bakery – I know this is a drive but this place looks amazing

Jean March Chatellier – French baker in Millvale – check out the penguin cakes.

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Upgrades and Advertisements

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You may have noticed – well I hope you noticed – that we have been playing around with some advertisements over there in the sidebar.  We have been hoping to start on some upgrades to IheartPGH in the near future.  Last year the IheartPGH community was super helpful when we needed to move to a new webhost – thanks to some great volunteers we moved the website to MediaTemple and haven’t had a problem with webhosting since.

We have already been working with the good folks at WeFixWP about doing some upgrades to the backend and hopefully the look of the website.  We have been testing out the ads to see if we can generate a little bit of money to pay for some of the hosting upgrade costs.  We feel very strongly that we don’t want ads to take over the website and have tried to keep them to the sidebar and the footer.  We know that header ads earn more money but we just don’t want to put ads all over the website – especially the header.  Please feel free to share your thoughts, concerns and complaints (be nice) about the ads on the site by leaving a comment or sending an email to info at iheartpgh@gmail.com.

Advertise on IheartPGH

One of the ways you can support IheartPGH is by running an ad on our site.  We have just added the adbox on the sidebar through a service called ProjectWonderful – which allows users to bid on the ad space.  We are starting the bidding at $0.10/day.  It is pretty easy to post your ad on the side bar – just click the link above the ad box and follow the instructions.

Other ways you can Support IheartPGH…

  • Check out the IheartPGH Spreadshirt shop.  We are always looking for new t-shirt ideas for the shop!  Have an idea for a shirt – please let us know.
  • Need Serious Website Hosting? – click this link to set up a website at Media Temple – if you set up a website through our link we will get a credit towards our hosting costs.  If you want to set up a smaller website and need some hosting suggestions please let me know.

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Red Velvet Cupcake at Vanilla Pastry Studio

Red Velvet Cupcake at Vanilla Pastry Studio, originally uploaded by IheartPGH.What can I say the bakery conversation yesterday was inspiring. So we decided to make a stop at Vanilla Pastery Studio. I had the red velvet cupcake, Friend of I Heart Pgh had the hazelnut and remarked “that was the best cupcke I have ever had.”

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Bakery Love – what is your favorite bakery?

I had cupcakes on my mind yesterday morning, I was looking for some snacks to take to a meeting, I was thinking about how much I liked the Waldorf bakery that used to be on Murray ave in Sq. Hill (it is now a Panera). I ended up making a stop at Prantl’s bakery on Walnut St. In shady side. Prantl’s is well known for their burnt almond torte. I also think that they have quite an amazing selection of treats. I just thought these easter cookies were so pretty – they were kind enough to let me snap a picture before they put them into the bakery case. What is your favorite bakery in Pittsburgh?