Dirty Dozen: The Best Pittsburgh Sporting Event You Probably Haven’t Heard About

From the 2012 Dirty Dozen bike ride - why not take the tandem bike out for a spin on the 13 steepest hills in Pittsburgh?

I have been known to head out to watch some of the more unusual sporting events that have stopped in Pittsburgh.  For the record, watching the weighin for the Bass Masters tournament live was far more exciting then one would think.  A few years ago, in my effort to participate in all things Pittsburgh, I convinced a few friends to join me on the Saturday after Thanksgiving to stand in the freezing cold and snow to watch the Dirty Dozen bike race. The Dirty Dozen bike race has been taking … [Read more...]

Help A Pittsburgh Nonprofit – Support The CHS Holiday Gift Project

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Dear Pittsburghers, One of the BEST parts about being a blogger in Pittsburgh (aside from the occasional retweets from Rick Sebak and Edgar Snyder) is being part of an amazing community of bloggers and blog readers. The readers of this blog, and many other blogs and websites have raised awareness and money for so many amazing Pittsburgh projects. A few years ago, another blogger asked me to help Community Human Services, a local nonprofit raise a little bit of money to be able to … [Read more...]

Laser Etch Your Pumpkin Pie at TechShop Tomorrow

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Not a baker? Not a problem.  You can impress your family with a custom laser etched pie. TechShop Pittsburgh is offering a pretty cool class for Thanksgiving.  You and your guest will get to use the Trotec laser cutter and will take home a custom laser-etched desert. If you haven't had a chance to explore TechShop yet - this is a great starter class.  I am a huge fan of using the laser cutter and this pie workshop is a great way to spend an evening preparing a special Thanksgiving … [Read more...]

2014 Guide to Crafty/Indie/Vintage Holiday Shopping Events in Pittsburgh

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Saturday 11/22 - Pittsburgh Vintage Mixer Time: 9am-3pm Location:Teamsters Local 249, 4701 Butler Street in Lawrenceville Details: Vintage Vendor Fair Admission: $5 at the Door Facebook Event | Follow @PghVintageMixer Friday 11/28 & Saturday 11/29 - I Made It Holiday Market @ Heinz 57 Center Time: Friday 2pm-8pm, Saturday 11am-5pm Location: Heinz 57 Center, 623 Smithfield Street Details: 80+ Artisans, Food Truck, Free Parking Link | Facebook Event | Follow: … [Read more...]

Vinyl in Pittsburgh – Pittsburgh Profiles Visits Jerry’s Records and Galaxie Electronics

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A link to this new video series was shared on the Pittsburgh reddit page over the weekend.  This short, 7 minute video, offers a look at Jerry's Records and Galaxie Electronics - both are located at 2136 Murray Avenue in Sq. Hill.  The video series doesn't have a website yet but you can keep an eye on The Cut website for updates. Pittsburgh Profiles // Vinyl in Pittsburgh from Jordan Sucher on Vimeo. … [Read more...]