Pittsburgh’s startup scene is flourishing. Local entrepreneurs, founders, developers, designers, investors, mentors, accelerators and incubators are working together to help dream and create new promising ideas.
We’ll be profiling local startups throughout the summer. Know one that should be featured? Email us at catherine @iheartpgh.com, leave a message on Facebook, tweet us, or leave a comment here!
One of the most promising startups making a buzz in Pittsburgh is SolePower, an energy-generating shoe insert that charges portable electronics, like your cell phone, as you walk. We sat down with Hahna Alexander, co-founder and CTO of SolePower, who received both her… Read the rest
Local non-profit (and I heart PGH favorite!) Paddle Without Pollution is up for an award celebrating the best philanthropic effort involving paddlesports. You can vote for the best “Paddle With Purpose” contender, plus those in other categories, until this Sunday, June 30, by visiting the Canoe & Kayak Magazine awards page.
The group was nominated by their fellow paddlers and peers and winners are honored at the annual ceremony, held this year on August 1 in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Paddle Without Pollution gets canoeists, kayakers, and paddle boarders together to clean the rivers, streams, wetlands, and lakes of Pennsylvania.… Read the rest
All 18 Pittsburgh city pools are officially open for the summer, until September 2! Check the Citiparks website to make sure your local pool is open for the day.
While none of the locations provide refreshments, guests are welcome to bring their own food and drinks (no alcohol).
Don’t forget to check out the water carnivals, hosted by a different pool every few days in July. Basically an open pool party for the neighborhood, the carnivals feature unique themes, fun games, raffle prizes, and free food and drinks (normal admission prices apply).
Mondays – Fridays, 1:00- 7:45 p.m
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School may be out for the summer but there’s still plenty of opportunity to get your learn on. From day-long workshops to weekly evening classes, there’s tons of chances to try something new or pick up long-forgotten hobbies once again.
Whether you’re picking up a pair of needles for the first time, looking to perfect your purling skills, or ready to make the perfect pair of socks, a knitting or crochet class is a great opportunity to pull out the yarn and needles. The following locations offer a variety of classes for all skill levels.
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Image courtesy of Pittsburgh Citiparks
The Dollar Bank Cinema in the Park series resumes for the 2013 season this Saturday, June 8 at dusk. The free event, hosted at various local city parks, invites movie-goers to lay back, relax, and enjoy weekly movie screenings.
The series features both kid-friendly G- and PG-rated flicks, such as Finding Nemo and Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax, as well as popular PG-13 films like The Dark Knight Rises, The Hobbit, and The Hunger Games.
Guests are asked not to bring alcoholic beverages, but snacks, drinks, and chairs and blankets are encouraged.
Flagstaff Hill also has… Read the rest