This Weekend – Eat Christmas Cookies, Shop Local


Friday: Sewickley Light Up Night  Shadyside Shop and Rock - live music, fashion shop, shopping on Walnut Street (think Holiday Jam on Walnut) I Made It Market for the Holidays @ Bakery Square Saturday: Lawrenceville Joy of Cookies Tour - shop local, eat cookies at businesses on Butler Street Orienteering in Frick Park - map and compass orienteering in Frick Park with the Western PA Orienteering Club Books in the Burgh - 50+ Local Authors at Heinz History Center Christmas … [Read more...]

There is Still Time to Help Save Xmas & Win Some Pgh Stuff Too!


I wanted to post a reminder about supporting Community Human Services Holiday Gift Project.  The response to my post earlier this week has been amazing.  This is a great way to highlight some local business owners that have donated items for the raffle as well.  Here is an update on the event and on the online fundraising campaign & raffle - we've added some more great Pittsburgh items to give away. IheartPGH has been a supporter of the CHS Holiday Gift Project for the past 3 years and we … [Read more...]

Thunderbirds and Armadillos


For my first post as your new events blogger, I'd like to take the chance to visit one little slice of life. The place was The Thunderbird Cafe in Lawrenceville, the time was Friday, November 16th at about 9:20. I'd never been to Thunderbird before, but I did know that I was there to see a folk band from Butler. Such a show would certainly attract a particular type of fan, right? I walked in to a somewhat normal-looking, unassuming Butler St bar. Past the front bar, past the pool table, which … [Read more...]

Map & Compass Orienteering in Frick Park – Dec. 1


Some of the most popular posts here on this blog have been about scavenger hunts - so we wanted to share this event from the Western PA Orienteering Club. This Saturday, December 1, 2012 the Western PA Orienterring Club is headed to Frick Park for their last event of 2012. Here are the details for the event from the Meet-up page: For the first time, Frick Park has been mapped into a standardized Orienteering (the sport) format, using map symbols and conventions that are specific to that … [Read more...]

Help A Pittsburgh Non-profit Save Xmas!


Let me start this post by giving credit to the Pittsburgh bloggers AND blog readers.  Remember back in September - I wrote a post about how the Light of Life men's shelter was in desperate need of underwear - Pittsburghers stepped up to the plate and not only donated tons of new underwear, but we also raised $1385 for Light of Life to purchase even more clean underwear. With the holiday season upon us - I'm hoping you will read this and consider lending your support to another Pittsburgh … [Read more...]