Help me build a Pittsburgh Summer List


I am having a hard time getting my brain around the fact that summer is here.  I have been out of town for much of may - and it seems like spring just merged into summer. I have also been inspired by reading some other works and I am thinking about a little blogging challenge for the summer.  I would like to compile a big list of things to do here in Pittsburgh this summer and blog my way through the list.  These things need not be expensive.  I have a few ideas but I wanted to see what you … [Read more...]

Meet Your Farmer Happy Hour – June 13


One of the things city dwellers haven't thought much about for years is where  our food comes from.  A few years ago I would have answered that question with the Giant Eagle or back in the day The Food Gallery - does anyone else remember that grocery store - it was located where the Shadyside Market District is now located. Anyhow - we are learning - processed food isn't so good for us, and shipping food around the country and the globe has some drawbacks too.  So there are lots of people who … [Read more...]

Infographic – Why Buy Local?


One of the things I mentioned in the post about KayaFest - was supporting local businesses like the BigBurrito restaurants because they support good things in Pittsburgh. Thank you to my friend Tara (who runs Daffodil Vintage - an online vintage shop that is based here in Pittsburgh) for sending me this infographic on buying local.  Lots more info on how spending your dollar locally benefits your community. (Click to enlarge) Source: Read more about buying … [Read more...]

Nonprofit Laws You Should Know


Thought this would be of interest to some of our readers who are interested in non-profits and how they work.  The Young Nonprofit Professionals Network is hosting a workshop on nonprofit laws. YNPN Pittsburgh Presents: Nonprofit Laws You Should Know REGISTER NOW!May 25, 2011; 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM Allegheny HYP Club, 619 William Penn Place, Downtown Cost: $10 This evening workshop will feature an expert panel and include a formal presentation with a facilitated Q&A. Nonprofit Laws You … [Read more...]

The Best Fest of All The Rest – KayaFest


With Memorial Day weekend a few days away - we are entering one of the best times of year here in Pittsburgh - summer time also means neighborhood festival time.  Pittsburgh celebrates neighborhoods and cultures like no other place - there will be weekend after weekend of amazing free activities, music and ethnic food.  The greek food festivals a few weeks ago were the sneek peek of what is to come for the next few months. But I am going to go ahead and say that the best fest of all the rest … [Read more...]