A brief history of IheartPGH the t-shirt, the blog & the PGH t-shirt show

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Thursday, April 23 is the 5th annual PGHTee, a celebration of Pittsburgh t-shirts. This event suits me to a T, well to a T-shirt.  Bad t-shirt puns aside, this blog is the direct result of a t-shirt.  Before I give you the not so brief history of why I love Pittsburgh t-shirts as much as I love Pittsburgh, here are the details on the Pittsburgh Tee Show: PGHTee 2015 - A Celebration of Pittsburgh T-Shirts The PghTee is a T-shirt show and sale. This is one of the many events for Pittsburgh … [Read more...]

Pittsburgh’s RedRaven Studios one of 25 Artists at NASDAQ for Etsy IPO

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Congrats to Amy Hamley, a Pittsburgh artist who runs RedRaven Studios, who was one of 25 artists from around the globe that joined the executives of Etsy.com in Time Square today to ring the opening bell in honor of Etsy's IPO. https://instagram.com/p/1jD69ySMdu/ .@Etsy rings the @Nasdaq Opening Bell in celebration of #IPO! #sellerbration $ETSY pic.twitter.com/inpQYRSl8h — Nasdaq (@NASDAQ) April 16, 2015 RedRaven Studio has been making porcelain jewlery and home decor in … [Read more...]

Don’t forget about Dave & Andy

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Today, Tuesday, April 14, 2015 is Free Cone Day at Ben & Jerry's locations around the US.  That means everyone who walks into the shop (usually after standing in line) get a free ice cream cone of your choice. I like to use Free Cone Day (I wrote about this last year) to everyone in Pittsburgh about Dave & Andy's Ice Cream in Oakland.  This fine ice cream establishment has been making and serving ice cream to Pittsburghers since 1983.  If you want to skip the lines and spend a few … [Read more...]

What would be a good story for a Serial-like podcast about Pittsburgh?

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Last week I finally started listening to the uber popular Serial podcast.  I know, I know, I am late to the part on this one. I did a bunch of driving around Easter and all of that time in the car finally gave me the chance to listen to most of the episodes of Serial. It seems like every one I know (or at least most of my Facebook friends) are huge fans of the podcast. Since I have started listening to the podcast, I've been asking everyone I meet if they have listened to Serial as well.  I … [Read more...]

7 Reasons Why I Am Supporting Pittsburgh Art Car 2015

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It is an honor to support the IndieGoGo campaign for Pittsburgh Art Car 2015.  Jason and Nina Sauer are two incredible Pittsburghers who run the art gallery Most Wanted Fine Art in Garfield.  They have just launched an IndieGoGo campaign to raise $7000 to take a group of Pittsburgh artists on a tour of the US this spring. Here are 7 reasons why I am happy to support the Pittsburgh Art Car project... 1. USA, Meet Seven Pittsburgh Artists A Great Project that takes some of the best of … [Read more...]