Pittsburgh Halloween Party Carrie Furnace

The (Party) People Behind The Hitchcock Halloween Party

I know that I included the Hitchcock! A Halloween Party at the Carrie Furnace on the big list of Pittsburgh Halloween Parties, but the folks who are working to make this a fabulous party and this location both deserve a more than the few bullet points that were included on that list. The hosts of this upcoming soiree have been sending some amazing updates about the party, more on that in a minute.  First the party details... Hitcock! A Halloween Party Date: Saturday, November 1, … [Read More...]


48 Hours Left to Apply to Thrill Mill StartUp Incubator

Have you always wanted to start a business or do you have an idea that you think might make a great business, but you aren't sure where to start?  Then you should apply to Thrill Mill for the 2015 class.  Thrill Mill is an incubator located on Broad St. in East Liberty.  They are now accepting applications for their third class of companies. I was part of the first Thrill Mill class and the Thrill Mill incubator has only improved.  Even though I am still not as far as I would like to be with … [Read More...]


List of Pittsburgh Halloween Parties for 2014

Have an awesome costume that you are looking to show off? Looking for an excuse to get out of the house? Pittsburgh is notorius for Halloween parties (The infamous Evaline Halloween Party which ended its 15 year run last year was featured in Spin Magazine).  Check out one or several of these upcoming Halloween parties around Pittsburgh.  Some are free and some are a little more expensive but benefit a good cause. Even if parties aren't you thing, be sure to check out some of the posters and … [Read More...]

Pittsburgh Halloween Classes

Have a Handmade Halloween – Halloween Classes & Activities Around Pittsburgh

In addition to pumpkin pickin and hay rides, there are lots of other ways to get into the Halloween spirit around Pittsburgh this week.  While the Pittsburgh Glass Center's blown glass pumpkin workshop has already sold out, there is still plenty of space left in the other workshops.  I know the glass workshops are popular and we're already working on a post about ornament workshops for the holiday season. Friday. 10/24 - Make-It-Now Workshops @ Pittsburgh Glass Center Make-It-Now … [Read More...]

goat eats kid in lion costume

Video of Goat vs. Little Lion at Schramm Farms

I am not one for watching and sharing animal videos.  But, I will make exceptions ... my friend Olga shared this video of her daughter visiting Schramm Farm and meeting the goats.  Olga's daughter was wearing her lion costume to visit the farm. This goat was a fan of this little lion and Olga happened to be recording their encounter.  The little lion is completely fine - a little shocked, but fine.  I am sharing this video with the permission of the parents. Loading Goat got her good! … [Read More...]


Pitt-starter: Less than 24hrs to Help DuoScreen Reach Goal

Pitt-starter is our series of blog posts on Pittsburgh related crowdfunding campaigns.  You can check out past Pitt-starter posts here. It is down to the wire for this one, but Pittsburghers are good at lastminute comebacks.  DuoScreen is a Pittsburgh startup that is part of the ThrillMill incubator in East Liberty.  I have had the opportunity to get to know the founders of DuoScreen over the past 10 months and I really like these guys.  Not only will they sit around and let me talk about … [Read More...]


Like, Follow, Love – Handcrafted Vote Signs, Beer & Ice Cream Sandwiches, Update on Superior Motors

Here are a whole lot of links from around the web that I think Pittsburgh lovers will like... LIKE on Facebook: Pole-2-Polls is crafting out the vote.  A group of local crafters are making handmade vote signs that are showing up around town. FOLLOW on Twitter: @AlcosanWWTP get to know your local wastewater treatment plant ATTEND this Event: Beer + Ice Cream Sandwiches! Leona's Ice Cream Sandwiches is pairing up with the Brew Gentleman for the ultimate afternoon snack on Saturday, … [Read More...]

Pittsburgh Coffee Week

Get Ready for Pittsburgh Specialty Coffee Week

Move over Pittsburgh Craft Beer Week, the coffee lovers are taking over.  Next week, October 13-18, is Pittsburgh Specialty Coffee Week. Daily Coffee News has all the details and a preview of some of the specialty coffee week events - get all of the details here. Follow @PghCoffeeWeek for updates.   … [Read More...]


How Pittsburgh Gets Ready for the Pirates Postseason

If you are new to Pittsburgh, or are just a casual Pirates fan - you may be wondering why everyone is walking around in an extra layer of black and gold.  It is a BIG day in Pittsburgh.  The Pirates play a postseason game tonight at PNC Park. Here are few of the ways that Pittsburgh is getting ready for the game tonight.  We want to see how you are preparing for the Pirates postseason game - share your tweets and photos with the #PGHfanatics The Independent Brewing Company Break Out The … [Read More...]

One of my favorite photos of Pittsburgh, snapped on a previous StepTrek

Links N’At – What is the correct glassware for an IC Light?

Here are A few links about Pittsburgh n'at that we think are worth a click... Robotics Incubator coming to Oakland // @PghBizTimes In case you haven't noticed - non-pittsburghers are moving to town.  NextPittsburgh has profiles 6 people and what brought them to town - New talent: 6 recent hires and what drew them to Pittsburgh //  @NEXTPittsburgh Wanna hang out with a bunch of developers?  Check out the Pittsburgh Code & Supply MeetUp For the serious beer drinkers and history … [Read More...]