Pens Tickets for Game 5 Raffle
2 tickets to Game 5, Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Ottawa Senators at PPG Paints Arena on Sunday, May 21st at 3 PM.
The seats are in Section 105, Row Q, Seats 3 and 4. 2 Lexus Club passes will also be included.
Raffle tickets are $30/each – purchase online via Eventbrite page.
Benefits Zimbabwean Surgical Elective Fellows Program in Pittsburgh.
Not only Zimbabwean surgical fellows, but WOMEN surgical fellows. There are only 108 registered surgeons in Zimbabwe. Of those, only 6 are women! We could help add 33% more women surgeons in Zimbabwe after one… Read the rest
Today, Tuesday, May 16, 2017 is Primary Election Day in the state of Pennsylvania. I am particularly interested to see how the turnout for this local election compares to previous primary elections that occur after a presidential election. Since November, there has been an incredible volume of posts on social media about getting involved in local issues. The turnout today will be an interesting metric of if posting about local politics translates into voting locally.
I have been following the election on Twitter all day and out of curiosity, I wanted to see what the candidates are tweeting about today. … Read the rest
Next up in our series on historic buildings for Preservation Month is Schenley High School and the release of a new book about the school.
I have been interested in learning more about the Schenley High School building for quite sometime. I have never been in the building, but it has been a place that have been wanting to learn more about. Beyond being a beautiful building, Schenley High school served as a model for integrated schools.
I have friends who attended Schenley who incredibly fond of this building and their time spent inside. I know there was quite a… Read the rest
Urban Hike is a free guided walk around one (or several) of Pittsburgh neighborhoods. The guided hike is led by a group of volunteers who carefully research each route and invite experts from the neighborhood to come speak to the group on local history and neighborhood development. If you like history, exploring or you are looking for a way to learn more about Pittsburgh, then Urban Hike is for you.
I have attended many of the past Urban Hikes, which has led to discovering all kinds of secrets about Pittsburgh. The John Woods House, aka the 2nd oldest house in… Read the rest
Pittsburgh artist Alexi Morrisey is in the final 2 weeks of funding for his Kickstarter project for “Have You Seen Me? A Memorial to Slavery.” One of the reasons I think this project is worth a look is that it brings together several different types of story telling medias – milk bottles, advertising, oral history – to tell a story.
One of the many interesting things about this project is that it uses the 1980’s “kid on the milk carton” to create a memorial to slavery:
By putting the faces of real slaves on hand-crafted, archival, milk bottles, we are… Read the rest