Hacking a Better Pittsburgh – The National Day of Civic Hacking is Saturday

Pittsburgh National Day of Civic Hacking

I am WAY late writing a blog post about the National Day of Civic Hacking, which is tomorrow, Saturday, May 31.  But I want to make sure you know about all of the great stuff that is happening in Pittsburgh around civic hacking. Pittsburgh Event for the National Day of Civic Hacking OpenPittsburgh Open House Saturday, May 31, 2014 10am-3pm (lunch will be provided) Homewood Branch of the Carnegie Library, 7101 Hamilton Ave, Pittsburgh PA 15208 Register Here Facebook … [Read more...]

Secrets of the City: This Sunday Take A Tour to the Top of East Liberty Presbyterian Church

view from top of East Liberty Presbyterian Chuch

One of the most interesting tours I have taken in Pittsburgh - also offers a spectacular view.  Back in June of 2012 I happened to be at East Liberty Presbyterian Church they day they were offering a tour of the entire church - all the way up to the very top. I am sure I took some photos of East Liberty from the top of the church, but I can't find them.  It took some digging - but I found one of the photos I tweeted from the tour... Guess where I took this photo of East Liberty from? … [Read more...]

Wolfepack Goods is Good Good Good (and the event is Friday)


Sometimes bad things happen - really bad things happen.  Earlier this year sisters Sarah & Suzy Wolfe were murdered in their home in East Liberty.  Out of the sadness, an impressive group of Pittsburgh artists have gathered together to put on one AWESOME art and rock show to raise funds to establish the Sarah & Suzy Wolfe Scholarship Fund at Girls Rock Pittsburgh. This is just a big bundle of Pittsburgh goodness - a great group of Pittsburgh artists, who are coming together to create … [Read more...]

Made in Pittsburgh: Gandy Bars


A Gandy Bar, is definitely not a candy bar - but is a whole lot of fun.  A Gandy bar is a three stringed instrument that is a cross between a dulcimer and a guitar.  Each gandy bar is made by hand by Gad and Andy right here in Pittsburgh. You can purchase a complete  Gandy Bar or a kit to make your own Gandy Bar at home. Visit www.GandyBar.com to purchase or stop my the IMadeIt Market today (Saturday, May 24, 2014 - apologies to our email readers who might not see this post till the … [Read more...]

Pittsburgh House Blogs

houses around here dvd

For those of you who like browsing photos of houses around town - take a look at this post that I wrote for Habilu.com - which includes a list 5 Pittsburgh house blogs to check out. Habilu.com is a new Pittsburgh startup that helps you find the best real estate agent for buying or selling your home.  If you are a looking to buy a house (or sell a house) take a moment to create a profile on Habilu. If you are looking for more on Pittsburgh house histories you can pick up a copy of Rick … [Read more...]