Martin Luther King speaks at Univ. of Pittsburgh, Nov. 1966 (photo by Ross Catanza) [via The Digs]There have been a few articles in the last few years that offer some insight into the times that Dr. King made a visit to Pittsburgh.
The Post-Gazette’s archive blog, The Digs, posted some photos from Dr. King’s visit to speak at the University of Pittsburgh on November 1, 1966 as well as some of his previous visits to town.
Last year, Rick Sebak wrote a story for Pittsburgh Magazine, which details many of the visits Dr. King made to Pittsburgh before his death.… Read the rest
A very Merry Christmas to all who are celebrating today! Many Pittsburghers are celebrating the traditional feast of the Epiphany or Three Kings Day on January 6 and January 7 is Orthodox Christmas Day, also known as Russian Christmas or Serbian Christmas.
Celebrating Orthodox Christmas in Pittsburgh
Due to the cold and the fact I have a cold, I didn’t make it out to a Christmas Eve service this year. The Trib’s Christina Sheleheda writes about her experience celebrating Orthodox Christmas. I wrote a guide to Pittsburgh Orthodox Christmas services in 2016, I have not updated the post for 2018,… Read the rest
We are less week away from the end of the open enrollment period, the time when you can sign up for or change your health insurance coverage. If you live in Pennsylvania or any other state where you purchase health insurance from the HealthCare.gov, you must sign up for your 2018 insurance plan by Dec. 15, 2017.
This year’s open enrollment period is six weeks shorter than previous years. The health insurance broker I have used in the past sent out an email asking us to start shopping around because the shortened enrollment period will impact the amount of time… Read the rest
This is one of my favorite posts to write every year. Six or seven years ago, an old friend posted on Facebook that volunteers were needed to help cook and serve a Thanksgiving-Eve meal. I showed up and helped to wash some dishes and I have gone back to volunteer every year. You can read my Facebook post from November 26, 2014, it is probably the best summary of my experience.
The congregation of Albright has been hosting this free meal for 42 years. It is a big old Thanksgiving dinner, turkey, stuffing, and all of fixing. The meal is… Read the rest
This video just popped up on the Pittsburgh subreddit and it is worth 5 minutes of your time. It is a beautiful little story about how the filmmaker, Dean Bogdanovic, purchased an old bike on Craigslist and fixed it up at Kraynick’s Bike Shop in Garfield. This video checks all of the boxes for me… pretty Pittsburgh pictures, check, a story about locally owned business, check, vintage bicycles, check (I have a hot pink one in my basement waiting for a restoration). This five-minute video is a delight to watch. Even if you aren’t a regular cyclist or bicycle collector,… Read the rest