Christmas Already? ALL XMAS Garage Sale This Saturday


Now, now - no need to panic - you still have 85 days until Christmas.  But this Saturday - you have one day to stock up on Chrismas decor at this garage sale.  Since we have spent much of this week scouring Construction Junction and craigslist for new (well new to us) book shelves.  We have had garage sales on the brain.  But we have never heard of a TOTAL Christmas Garage Sale! Our source assures me that the items for sale on Saturday are amazing and ALL Christmas (and not all tacky like some … [Read more...]

The Real Story Behind Charlotte’s Web


Since tomorrow might be gray and rainy... here is a great indoor activity perfect for anyone who loves books.  Mystery Lovers Bookshop, located in Oakmont, is whole shop dedicated to mystery books, they also sell other books and can order any book you would like (support your local book shop).  On Satruday, Mystery Lovers Bookshop is hosting a Coffee & Crime author event with Michael Sims who wrote the book The Story of Charlotte's Web: E.B. Whites's Eccentric Life in NAture and the Birth of … [Read more...]

October + Fests = Perfect Fall Weekend in Pittsburgh

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Happy almost October!  Here is our weekly round up of events we share on WDVE - Fridays at 6:45 am.  Lots of great fall activities for Pittsburghers of all age.  This town has some great ways to put the FEST in Oktoberfest. Gallery Crawl in the Cultural District Friday, September 30, 2011 5-8ish pm FREE fun, food, drinks and more Check out CANstruction with the Food Bank @ 937 Penn Ave.  Artist work created from canned goods which are then donated back to the Food … [Read more...]

Step Up To See the City

One of my favorite photos of Pittsburgh, snapped on a previous StepTrek

Well I was just about to write about the Fineview and South Side Slopes Step Treks.  But Diana Nelson Jones and I must be thinking the same thing.  She just posted about both of these events on her blog for the Post-Gazeete - Walkabout.  So click here to read her post about both of these great events. This is one of my favorite photos of Pittsburgh that I took on the Step Trek in 2006.  That was the graffiti on the wall at the time.  I wonder if it is still there... Fineview … [Read more...]

3 Events to Check Out Neighborhoods – Mt. Washington, Bellevue, Point Breeze


One of the best parts of Pittsburgh, as you probably already know (but since it is back to school season - I know we have some new to Pittsburgh readers - bare with us as we educate them on why Pittsburgh is amazing) - is the Neighborhoods.  The city of Pittsburgh has 88 neighborhoods - you can check out a map and a list here.  Outside of the city - there are even more neighborhoods and boroughs in Allegheny county.  Three of these neighborhoods have orgaized events this week to invite others to … [Read more...]