Emergency Toy Drive – Late Sunday Update #PGHSavesXmas

1am - Mission Accomplished

I have never loved Pittsburgh more.  Today, and really all weekend - I've seen the best of what Pittsburgh has to offer.  And, I didn't even have time to watch the Steeler game. Less than 60 hours ago - I put out a call for help on Facebook.  And Pittsburgh - you have stepped up in ways I could have never imagined.  I had no idea what I was getting into.  We aren't done yet - but I want to tell you what the volunteers accomplished today. First of all - THANK YOU to everyone who has … [Read more...]

Emergency Toy Drive – How You Can Help

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Update Sunday 12/21 8pm: We still need your help.  This am we identified 500 more kids that need toys. Here is how you can help: Donations will also be accepted at Most Wanted Fine Art at the Waterfrontfrom 12-5 PM (They are opening just for this so disregard the website.) Volunteers needed in Garfield 11-4 to help sort & distribute. Drivers needed to be on-call during these hours. At least one trip from Waterfront to Garfield around 5 PM. Donations Most Needed At This Point - … [Read more...]

Chipped Ham Pink is Now a Nail Polish Color

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I've been working on a blog post about some great Pittsburgh Christmas gifts, but a tweet came across my radar with a Pittsburgh product that is probably worthy of its own blog post.  Chipped chopped ham is a distinctly Pittsburgh lunch meat.  If you didn't grow up in Pittsburgh, and you aren't familiar with the chipped chop ham or ham barbecue - head over to the chipped chopped ham Wikipedia page for a full education.  The fact that chipped chopped ham has its own Wikipedia page should be an … [Read more...]

CHS Gift Project Party @ Houghs – Will YOU Help Us Reach Our Goal?

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UPDATE: If we raise all $5000 by 8pm 12/11/2014 - I'll buy your first beer at Hough's tonight. Get the details here.  Today, Thursday December 11, 2014 is the party for the CHS Holiday Gift Project at Houghs.  I am not yet ready to celebrate because we have only raised 20% of the $5000 needed for 2014.  While I look forward to drinking a beer with you this evening, I'm more interested in making sure we turn that 20% into 100%! Click here to donate $10 to the 2014 CHS Holiday Gift … [Read more...]

Pitt-starter: Piebird – More Pie for Pittsburgh

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Piebird has been baking up sweet treats for Pittsburgh restaurants since 2011.  They are planning to open a storefront on Butler Street in Lawrenceville in 2015 and needs your help to support the purchase of upgraded commercial pastry kitchen equipment including ovens, mixers, refrigerators, cookie sheets, and all of other essentials that are necessary to make sweet treats. I have selected this Kickstarter to share for two reasons... 1. Who doesn't like pie? 2. Super creative … [Read more...]