CHS Gift Project Party @ Houghs – Will YOU Help Us Reach Our Goal?

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UPDATE: If we raise all $5000 by 8pm 12/11/2014 - I'll buy your first beer at Hough's tonight. Get the details here.  Today, Thursday December 11, 2014 is the party for the CHS Holiday Gift Project at Houghs.  I am not yet ready to celebrate because we have only raised 20% of the $5000 needed for 2014.  While I look forward to drinking a beer with you this evening, I'm more interested in making sure we turn that 20% into 100%! Click here to donate $10 to the 2014 CHS Holiday Gift … [Read more...]

10 Ways to Celebrate #GivingTuesday in Pittsburgh

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Happy GivingTuesday! Giving Tuesday is a movement to make the first Tuesday in December a day of giving. #GivingTuesday was founded in 2012 by New York’s 92nd Street Y in partnership with the United Nations Foundation. Together, with a team of influencers and founding partners, we launched a global movement that has engaged over 10,000 organizations worldwide. #IgivePGH - Share Your Pittsburgh Giving Stories We're using the hashtag #IgivePGH to share links about local #GivingTuesday … [Read more...]

A Dozen Photos from the 2014 Dirty Dozen & A Delicious Idea for a New Event

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For the third year in a row I spent the Saturday after Thanksgiving watching the Dirty Dozen bike race - you can get all of the details on the race from our previous post here.  I am proud to say that my spectating team has recruited a few more participants this year.  We make it to hill #4 and hill #9 with a stop for brunch in between. An Idea for a New "Sporting" Event - The Delicious Dozen While 200+ of Pittsburghs most hard core cyclists were making their way around the city, my spectating … [Read more...]

Dirty Dozen: The Best Pittsburgh Sporting Event You Probably Haven’t Heard About

From the 2012 Dirty Dozen bike ride - why not take the tandem bike out for a spin on the 13 steepest hills in Pittsburgh?

I have been known to head out to watch some of the more unusual sporting events that have stopped in Pittsburgh.  For the record, watching the weighin for the Bass Masters tournament live was far more exciting then one would think.  A few years ago, in my effort to participate in all things Pittsburgh, I convinced a few friends to join me on the Saturday after Thanksgiving to stand in the freezing cold and snow to watch the Dirty Dozen bike race. The Dirty Dozen bike race has been taking … [Read more...]

The (Party) People Behind The Hitchcock Halloween Party

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I know that I included the Hitchcock! A Halloween Party at the Carrie Furnace on the big list of Pittsburgh Halloween Parties, but the folks who are working to make this a fabulous party and this location both deserve a more than the few bullet points that were included on that list. The hosts of this upcoming soiree have been sending some amazing updates about the party, more on that in a minute.  First the party details... Hitcock! A Halloween Party Date: Saturday, November 1, … [Read more...]