Are Your Ready to Vote? Polling Place Locator

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Tuesday, November 2, 2010 is election day in Pennsylvania.

On the ballot this Tuesday – Governor, Senate, Congress, State House and State Senate

For more information on the candidates check out the League of Women Voters Guide to the 2010 Elections

Need to know where to vote? Just enter your address below.
Thanks to the New Organizing Institute – an awesome non profit organization focused on using technology in civic engagement – for the heads up on the Google Polling Place gadget.

Arbor Aid – Taking Care of Pittsburgh's Trees

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I know this is short notice for an event but I wanted to highlight this event and the organization that it supports.  Arbor Aid is the annual fundraiser for Friends of the Pittsburgh Urban Forest – which is an amazing group that has been working to preserve, protect and plant new trees in Pittsburgh.

You may have noticed that Pittsburgh continues to be ranked highly on list of places to live and one of the many reasons that Pittsburgh is getting high scores for liveability is the green space in this city.  In Pittsburgh you can afford to live on a tree lined street.  Friends of the Pittsburgh Urban Forest has been working to educate and train city residents to take care of trees in neighborhoods all over the city.  Another great thing about this organization is that they are working closely with residents and local government to keep Pittsburgh a shady city.

So, if you are looking for a great evening on Friday – check out Arbor Aid.  This event is held on the top floor of the Guardian Storage Building in the Strip District.  The event features artwork created from salvaged wood. [Read more…]

The List of Halloween Parties in Pittsburgh

Update 10/24/2014: We’ve updated this post for 2014! Click here for for our 2014 List of Halloween Parties in Pittsburgh!

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Looking for an excuse to put on a costume this weekend? Check out some of these Halloween parties happening around town this weekend.

MadMex Robinson Halloween Party
Saturday, 9pm-2am, $10 at the door includes snacks, $6 Margaritas all day.  Call 412-494-5656 to reserve your spot (this event sold out last year).

Halloween Elk Haunt
Fundraiser for the Central Northside Neighborhood Council
Saturday, 7:30-11pm at the North Side Elks #339, 400 Cedar Avenue, North Side, 15212
Tickets: $40 per person Regular; $65 VIP
Regular ticket price includes food, entertainment and reduced-price drinks

BigChemistry 2nd Annual Halloween Party to benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters
Friday, 9-Midnight, 5ive Lounge, Station Square
$20 cash at the door – the party sold out last year so get there early (tickets are also available online until noon on Friday October 29)
Costume contest with cash prize [Read more…]

Where is the Best Bar to Watch the Steeler Game in Pittsburgh?

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I have been asked this question more than once and I just don’t have a great answer.  There are lots of bars in Pittsburgh and if they have a TV, you can pretty much bet you can watch the game there. But, there are alot of factors that go into making it a great game day location – the menu, the beer selection, the crowd – I know it was standing room only at Buffalo Blues last Sunday as the crowd was literally spilling out on the the street.

I just got an email from Jennifer, who runs the Bottlebrush Gallery in Harmony, Pa (just a short drive up 79N – they have an awesome selection of art and gifts from local artists too).  She has a friend who will be visiting Pittsburgh this weekend and asked about a good place to watch the game.  By the way – you can now show the Bottle Brush Gallery online – so if you can check out all of their items from your computer – http://shop.bottlebrushgallery.com. [Read more…]

Food N'at – Some delicious things happening in the Pittsburgh dining scene

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There are some delicious things happening in the Pittsburgh dining scene…

E2 is now open for dinner. The folks from Enrico Biscotti opened E2 last spring.  Located on Bryan Avenue in Highland Park – E2 was just serving brunch. They have now expanded to offer dinner on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings.  E2 is BYOB.

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