“Art is everything my parents told me not to do” (Post-It Note Wisdom from Art All Night)

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At this years Art All Night there was a giant time line and vistors were asked to add their Art All Night memories to the board. While there were lots of interesting memories stuck on to the board, this post-it note jumped out at me.  In case you can't read the post-it... Green Note: "Art is everything my parents told me not to do" Grey Note: "SAME HERE! It's a damned shame I listened to them.  I'm 56 now and finally I'm enjoying art + LIFE"   … [Read more...]

Oakmont to Host Recycle Rama on Saturday

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Have you been doing some spring cleaning?  To you have some items that need a new home? If you are in the Oakmont area - the Oakmont Chamber of Commerce is hosting the 2nd Annual Recycle Rama Event on Saturday April 27, 2013. Second Annual Recycle Rama Event  Saturday April 27th, 2013 from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm  Riverview High School Parking Lot  (Hulton Road) Electronics-All items will be collected for Free by Guardian Storage Solutions Cell Phones-Working or Broken. They will be … [Read more...]

Urban Hike Heads to Garfield

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One of our favorite Pittsburgh activites (and its totally free) kicks off the 2013 season this Saturday with a hike around the neighborhood of Garfield. The Facebook event page for the hike is available here. Calling all urban hikers ... Are you ready for the first hike of the year? Join us this Saturday, April 27th as Urban Hike heads to Garfield! It’ll be a short, sweet, and steep hike — around three miles in total. We’ll begin at Artisan Tattoo / Gallery at 5001 Penn Avenue at noon. From … [Read more...]

If You Love Pgh – You Have to Vote – Mon 4/22 is the Last Day To Register to Vote

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Tuesday, May 21, 2013 is Primary Election Day - and it is an important election.  Residents of the city of Pittsburgh will be voting for our next mayor.  The next 33 days of campaigning provide an incredible opportunity for the city of Pittsburgh to talk about what this city should look like going forward. You have 4 days left to register to vote or to update your voter registration. Important Dates for the May Primary Election Monday, April 22, 2013 - Last day to register to vote before … [Read more...]

March Madness and April PULSEations

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Back in March, a group of Pittsburgh bloggers organized a March Madness bracket challenge - we all agreed that each blog would write a post about the winning bloggers favorite nonprofit organization. Kate Stoltzfus (aka the brains behind the blog Yinzpiration) had the winning bracket and her nonprofit of choice is PULSE.  I am more than happy to write about PULSE as I think this is one nonprofit that has been quietly making a big impact on some Pittsburgh neighborhoods and is well positioned … [Read more...]