Even if you aren’t in Pittsburgh, you can support local businesses by shopping their websites. One of the interesting (and I think exciting things) about the internet is that it allows the smaller shops a way to compete with some of the conveniences of bigger shops. Sometimes it is just easier to order books online – but you can buy those books from local book shops. I usually check out Abe Books which lets you search lots of local shops from one site.
I read this article, Saving Broadway Books, last year in Inc. Magazine. The recession was catching up… Read the rest
Our inbox is overflowing with interesting, funny and occasionally dumb ways to show off your Steelers pride this week. Here are a few of the promotions that are fun and for a good cause too. Here are 4 of the Pittsburgh vs. Green Bay challenges that we know about. If you know of others please add a link to the comments below.
Envirobowl 2011 – PennFuture is competing against Clean Wisconsin in Enviro Bowl 2011. The challenge is to see which environmental group can raise the most donations by Noon CST on Super Bowl Sunday. The stakes are high:… Read the rest
Thanks to Tara at Daffodil Vintage for sending over the link to this amazing collection of black and yellow items on Etsy.
If you haven’t seen it yet – here is the video for Wiz Khalifa‘s (who is from Pittsburgh) song Black and Yellow.
‘Black and Yellow, Black and Yellow’ by artnoose
A collection of black and yellow listings in honor of my current home city. All the shops were selected out of my favorite shops as well as Etsy’s suggested shop feature.
Pork Pie Pig — letterp…
Double triskelion crop …
GLOBE WORLD MAP… Read the rest
What I heart about Steeler fans is that EVERYONE gets into it. Like the fact that the Pittsburgh Glass Center is blowing black and gold glass this Friday:
Special Glassblowing Demonstrations to Show Support for Pittsburgh
Steelers; Free to Public
WHO: Everyone is welcome
WHAT: Two Steelers-themed glassblowing demonstrations
WHEN: 6 – 7:30pm Hot blown and sculpted glass football helmet
7:30 – 9pm Blown Lombardi trophy and 3’ Steeler emblem hot poured in a
sand mold. Artists will attempt to create a spectacular display of fire,
molten glass and Steelers pride as they hoist the emblem into the air behind… Read the rest
There is an important Pittsburgh and Steelers related effort that needs your help! This is a matter of Pittsburgh pride. It seems that the White House has placed an order from a Wisconsin brewery for the super bowl, but not from Pittsburgh.
From the East End Brewing email – I could summarize for you but then you would miss the beer puns – so I will just paste in their works…
It seems that during a recent visit to Wisconsin, The Whitehouse placed a beer order from fellow Craft Brewer, Hinterland Brewing Company in Wisconsin, so that they could have… Read the rest