Hello, I heart PGH readers! You may have noticed that there haven’t been many posts here on the blog in recent months. I am excited to tell you that I am actually publishing even more stories about Pittsburgh over on a new website. I hope you will take a moment to check out Pittsburgh.VeryLocal.com and follow along on the social channels (Facebook, Twitter & Instagram). You are all invited to come to the very first Very Local party on March 3rd – the $8 Skate Date is ice skating at the MassMutual Pittsburgh Ice Rink at PPG Place. Your ticket… Read the rest
With Thanksgiving just one week away, one of the questions that pops up around this time of year is “where can I volunteer to help serve a holiday meal?” In addition to volunteering, here are some Thanksgiving events around Pittsburgh that support great local causes. Know of other events that should be on the list? Please share in the comments below.
Pedal for the Pantry 2018 – Food drive bike ride/race
Sat. 11/17 – for those who like to bike in the cold
This one caught my eye on Facebook because of the image posted on the Facebook event. Pedal… Read the rest
Tuesday, October 23, 2018 @ 10 am -PublicSource will be streaming this session from the 2018 Rail~Volution conference on Facebook. RSVP on Facebook to join the live stream.
One of the best things about living in Pittsburgh, in my opinion, is the easy access to all of the things a big city has to offer. The ease of access is not just concerts and the ballet, but Pittsburgh offers lots of opportunities to get involved in local and national events. Through the magic of Pittsburgh connections (I went to grade school with one of the local conference organizers) this upcoming… Read the rest
Pitt-starter is our occasional series about local crowdfunding projects on websites like Kickstarter. You can see our past Pitt-starter posts here.
Pittsburgh artist and author (and DJ) Matthew Buchholz is running a Kickstarter campaign to fund his new Pittsburgh Alternate Histories Book, “Pittsburgh in Olden Times.” Buchholz published Alternate Histories of The World in 2013; the book is available on the Alternate Histories website and Amazon (pro tip – if you order the book from the Alternate Histories website you will receive a signed or personalized copy from the author).
Not familiar with the book? You may have seen some… Read the rest
Regardless of if you are brand new to Pittsburgh or a life longer yinzer, Urban Hike is a great way to learn about a city neighborhood. For over a decade a group of faithful volunteers have been mapping and researching routes around different Pittsburgh neighborhoods.
Carrick Urban Hike
This time we are going to Carrick! We are excited to check out this neighborhood for the first time.
This 3.5 mile hike will have some ups and downs and then ups again since this is a pretty hilly place. Be prepared for steep climbs and a few places without sidewalks. Come… Read the rest