Paddle Without Pollution: Nominated for Canoe & Kayak Magazine’s ‘Paddle With Purpose’ award

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Local non-profit (and I heart PGH favorite!) Paddle Without Pollution is up for an award celebrating the best philanthropic effort involving paddlesports. You can vote for the best "Paddle With Purpose" contender, plus those in other categories, until this Sunday, June 30, by visiting the Canoe & Kayak Magazine awards page. The group was nominated by their fellow paddlers and peers and winners are honored at the annual ceremony, held this year on August 1 in Salt Lake City, Utah. Paddle … [Read more...]

Guide to Pittsburgh public pools: hours, cost, locations, rules

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All 18 Pittsburgh city pools are officially open for the summer, until September 2! Check the Citiparks website to make sure your local pool is open for the day. While none of the locations provide refreshments, guests are welcome to bring their own food and drinks (no alcohol). Don't forget to check out the water carnivals, hosted by a different pool every few days in July. Basically an open pool party for the neighborhood, the carnivals feature unique themes, fun games, raffle prizes, … [Read more...]

Frank Lenz: Local Adventurer, Avid Photographer, Big-Wheeled Bike Enthusiast

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Last Friday evening, I went searching for Frank Lenz, one of Pittsburgh’s most notable cyclists. To be fair, Lenz went missing almost 120 years ago, in Erzurum, Turkey, so I really didn’t have much hope of finding anything, but I figured I’d give it a shot. I headed over to the Brew House Art Gallery on the South Side, where David Herlihy, the author of The Lost Cyclist: The Epic Tale of an American Adventurer and His Mysterious Disappearance, was slated to give a talk about Lenz’s journey by … [Read more...]

Father’s Day in Pittsburgh

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Father’s Day is a tricky nut to crack. What do you get dear old dad? What do you do with an entire day dedicated to him? There can be an overwhelming pressure when it comes to the special day . Or you can just give him a #1 DAD mug and hope for the best. If you’re looking to be the best son or daughter ever, check out these events happening in Pittsburgh for Father’s Day. Man Up for Prostate Cancer 5/10k Walk/Run Spend the day walking (or running) with your dad to raise money for Prostate … [Read more...]

Concerts in Review: Edward Sharpe at the Arts Fest plus Local Natives at Stage AE

Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros at PGH Arts Fest

Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros at PGH Arts Fest Friday, June 7 Pittsburgh was treated to some West Coast music flavor the past few days as multiple Los Angeles-based bands made their way through the 'Burgh. Starting with last Friday night's 2013 Arts Fest Music featured act Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros. The ten-member troupe made their way onto the Dollar Bank Stage at the Point to a roaring crowd. While past Arts Fest shows have been relaxed and inviting for audience members … [Read more...]