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 changed a few years ago - it might have been more than a few years ago - if anyone has that story or a link to it - I would love to include it here as … [Read more...]

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

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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 concerts... I just can get the song Dancing in the Street out of my head today... Callin' out, around the burgh Are you ready for a brand new beat? Summer's here, and the … [Read more...]

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

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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 working to make Pittsburgh look better - this weekend both Tula Organic Salon and designer Kelly Lane are hosting open houses where you can check out their work … [Read more...]

June 16 – Pittsburgh Pucas vs. Allentown Hibernians

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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 Hurling here.  You might want to check out the video series What is Hurling on YouTube here. The Pittsburgh Pucas vs Allentown Hiberians Saturday, June 16, … [Read more...]

2012 Feast of St. Anthony Festival is Sunday

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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 food. The festival takes place at 21st and Smallman Streets. Here is the line up for Sunday The Festival runs from Noon - 8 PM. 1:30 - Italian Mass by … [Read more...]