Questyinz: Where can dogs swim in Pittsburgh?

Image via Wikipedia Alona asked, "We just got a new puppy! He's a black lab mix - and boy is this heat getting to him. Where's a good place in or around Pittsburgh to take a dog for a swim? Thanks!" So glad that Alona asked "in or around" as the following places are scattered all over the Pittsburgh metro area.  The good news is that there are a lot of different options to try - check out each of these until you find one that your new puppy wants to call his swimming hole of choice.  Anyone … [Read more...]

Artichoke Fest, Kaya Fest, Restaurant Week – Radio Round Up – May 27, 2010

Image via Wikipedia We are kicking off the weekend a day earlier this weekend. As we were putting this list together we came across an old article about snomageddon - and it is so great to see Pittsburgh emerging from the long, cold winter nap.  Here are just a handful of events to get you out of the house this weekend. 1st Annual Pittsburgh Artichoke Festival Thursday, May 27, 2010, 5:30-7pm @ Elisco Advertising, 3711 Butler St. All things artichoke - appetizers, pizza from Piccolo Forno, … [Read more...]

Wed. May 26 – Knitting for Absolute Beginnger (Free class and dinner)

Image via Wikipedia Always wanted to learn to knit? Here is your chance to get a free lesson (and some free dinner) and to check out the Fe gallery in Lawrenceville. CommuniTeach is a website that is co-founded by a Pittsburgher one of his friends in Chicago.  The idea is to create a website where people can share their skills and learn new things.  Communiteach offers Learn-its on all kinds of things from guitar lessons, yoga, cooking, knitting and more. This Wednesday, CommuniTeach will … [Read more...]

Links Worth a Look – May 19th

Here are some links/articles/blog posts that are worth a look: Great Lakes Urban Exchange Conference 2010 - Urban Laboratories - Join other city lovers to share ideas and discuss issues. This years conference is in Cleveland - July 15-17, 2010. We were lucky enough to attend last years conference in Milwaukee and would highly recommend this to anyone interested in urban issues of mid-west cities Coffee, record and comic book shops to open all in one building in Polish Hill - More great … [Read more...]

What Do Tequila, Yard Sales, Lawn Bowling Have in Common? (Radio Round Up – May 14, 2010)

Image by marshlight via Flickr You can sample all of these and more in Pittsburgh this weekend - This is the weekend when Pittsburgh wakes up from its long winter nap. Lots of great reasons to get outside and check out the neighborhoods!  Lots of good - free (and low costs) ways to check out the city. Agave Nights @ Phipps Conservatory The agave plant at phipps is blooming - the agave plant can live for 100 years and only blooms once in its lifetime, currently the plant is growing 12 … [Read more...]