One of my favorite summer photos of Albright United Methodist Church. Photo Credit: Larry Rippel.
Last fall, the East Liberty Valley Historical Society put together a monthly lecture series on historic buildings around the East End. I had the opportunity to attend two of these lectures, both were filled with fascinating facts about buildings I see every day and building that are no longer in the neighborhood.
The Albright United Methodist Church building, which sits on the corner of Centre and S. Graham Streets, is one of the many buildings that is at risk of vanishing from the Bloomfield neighborhood.… Read the rest
Some consider this a formal affair. 2014 Dirty Dozen.
Just a quick reminder that the annual Dirty Dozen bike race is Saturday, November 28, 2015. Cyclists pedal around the city and tackle 13 of the steepest hills. It is an exciting race to watch.
If you go, please be very careful and stay out of the way of cyclists and support vehicles. It is best to go to a hill way ahead of the pack, park out of the way and wait. I wouldn’t plan on trying to drive to all of the hills. Pick one to start and then… Read the rest
Writing is a lonely activity. Reading is solitary pursuit. That is why Littsburgh is hosting an inaugural happy hour next week to bring those who share those two isolated passions together.
Littsburgh, a website launched by a trio of booklovers in August, is designed to connect the literary community in Pittsburgh.
The website is a hub for booksellers, authors, media outlets, and nonprofit organizations who share a love for books. Littsburgh hosts a calendar of author readings, book signings, and posts sample chapters of new books.
“We love Pittsburgh and we know the scene is awesome,” Said Rachel Ekstrom, Littsburgh… Read the rest
Earlier this year the Pittsburgh Symphony performed the first in the series of mash-up performances called FUSE@PSO. The next FUSE@PSO performance is Beethoven + Coldplay and takes place on Tuesday, October 6. I had the opportunity to meet Steve Hackman who is the conductor of these performances last week. He is new to Pittsburgh and doing some really interesting things to get more new faces to the Pittsburgh Symphony.
Here is a video of the last FUSE@PSO performace which was a mashup of Brahms + Radiohead:
Steve is eager to meet more Pittsburghers and talk about his work. In the… Read the rest
A 54-hour hackathon cultivating impact and entrepreneurship
Do you know what’s great?
We are living through an interesting time in the history of technology, where everyday people can choose to have a real impact. It’s not a matter of waiting for large institutions to fix what we know can be fixed. You and me, me and you, we can just choose to engage each other and build solutions.
That’s why Startup Weekend Civic Pittsburgh is happening at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, September 18th in the neighborhood of Allentown. It is a chance for us to come together and build solutions.… Read the rest