Shop Local – Support Smiley’s Pet Pad This Saturday

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I have been wanting to write something about Smiley’s Pet Pad for awhile – Smiley’s has been a Pittsburgh institution with quite a story. The Shadyside Action Coalition is organizing a Cash Mob for Smiley’s Pet Pad this Saturday – June 30, 2012. The Post-Gazette wrote a lovely story on this shop when the ownership […]

Dancin’, they’re dancin’ in the street – Jam on Walnut 2012


Last Friday night I stopped by the WYEP Summer Music Fest – holy smokes – what a crowd – Pittsburgh loves an outdoor concert. Schenley Park looked amazing and the entire lawn was covered with people.  It was a perfect Pittsburgh summer night. Thinking about the WYEP summer Music Fest and all of the other awesome outdoor […]

Check Out Some Fashionable & Sustainable Pgh Businesses – Tula & Kelly Lane Open Houses


Pittsburgh is usually not known for being uber-fashionable, some may say that Pittsburgh is a good 10 years behind other cities in terms of our fashion sense.  Others are confused by our pro-sports dress code.  Only in Pittsburgh is a yellow hand towel considered an import accessory by everyone. But there are some amazing businesses […]

June 16 – Pittsburgh Pucas vs. Allentown Hibernians


The Pittsburgh Pucas? Yes, you read that correctly – The Pittsburgh Pucas are Pittsburgh Hurling Team. Hurling is like the best of all of Pittsburgh sports rolled into one – basebal, hockey and football – throw in some soccer and you have the ancient irish sport of hurling. You can learn everything you need to know about […]

2012 Feast of St. Anthony Festival is Sunday


Once again I am out of town for the festivities (I am visiting a Pittsburgh friend in Lawton, Oklahoma) – but a dear friend (who is Pittsburghs biggest non-Italian supporter of Italian events) kindly reminded me that Sunday is the annual Feast of St. Anthony Festival.  It promises to be an amazing time with even more amazing […]