Just a short drive north of Pittsburgh on 79N. is the tiny but historic town of Harmony, Pa. The town may be small – but they have got some big things going on. Saturday is the perfect day to drive up and check out Harmony.
Harmony, PA was home to the Harmonities Society – which was founded in 1804 by Father Rapp. The Harmonites were in Harmony for about 10 years, then they moved to Indiana and eventually setted in what is now Ambridge. There isn’t much more to the story of the HArmonities – they were a celebate group so that eventually put an end to their group. But the town exists with lots of well preserved buildings. We have included some links to places to visit below.
You can find out if Oakland is really haunted on one of the Haunted Pittsburgh walking tours. Now if I were visiting any other city – and saw a haunted tour – I would run the other way. I have just never been a fan of touristy, haunted tours – really how haunted could Daytona, FL be?
But a haunted tour of Pittsburgh – this could be interesting. Pittsburgh has history and lots of it. Oakland has a ton of history packed into one little neighborhood with one very tall old building – there has to be some great stories about the Cathedral of Learning.
Haunted Pittsbugh has just added a Haunted Oakland walking tour. Join Sean Collier (yep – you have probably heard him on WDVE) for a tour of Haunted Oakland. Continue reading →
On Friday, we posted a photo of the very large ship that is docked in the river next to Heinz field. This is the USS LST ship – it served in World War II. The USS LST is usually docked in Evansville but it has been out making a tour this summer. The USS LST is in Pittsburgh September 1-7th.
More details about the USS LST and it’s visit to Pittsburgh are available here
Do I really want to tour a World War II boat? Well I asked that same question last summer – I was visiting an old Pittsburgh friend who lives in Honolulu – after we visited the Arizona Memorial – (which is free to visit and fascinating) – one of my fellow travelers suggested we visit the Might Mo – the USS Missouri. The USS Missouri was where Japan surrendered to the Allied Forces on September 2, 1945. Continue reading →
Looking for some friends who also like to collect beer stuff – well it turns out that Pittsburgh has a club for that too. Olde Frothingslosh is a Pittsburgh beer can and breweriana collecting club and they are always open to new members. I want to join because they have such a great name. In case you weren’t sure about the legitimacy of this organization – please note that Olde Frothingslosh happens to be the 11th 11th Chapter of the Brewery Collectibles Club of America (BCCA) and a Chapter of the National Association of Breweriana Advertising (NABA).
Long story. A popular KDKA morning drive-time DJ named Regis Cordic had this gag about a beer with the foam on the bottom. He did fake radio commercials for it for several years, until the Pittsburgh Brewing Company (makers of the long-defunct Tech Beer line – yes, the name references Carnegie Tech, now Carnegie Mellon) decided to actually market the stuff every Christmas. The parody label changed annually.
More information about the beer Olde Frothingslosh can be found here.
For the past 10 year a group of dedicated volunteers has been working to bring back the grandness to Grandview Park – and the timing is perfect. The park will celebrate its 100th birthday this Saturday, October 3rd with a big community birthday party.
The Friends of Grandview Park will host a birthday celebration in the park (499 Bailey Ave., Mt. Washington, 15211), on Sat., Oct. 3, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. There will be activities for all ages ranging from artists and food vendors to musicians and children’s entertainment. Kids will be able to climb to the top of a life-size fort to see the city.