A very Merry Christmas to all who are celebrating today! Many Pittsburghers are celebrating the traditional feast of the Epiphany or Three Kings Day on January 6 and January 7 is Orthodox Christmas Day, also known as Russian Christmas or Serbian Christmas.
Celebrating Orthodox Christmas in Pittsburgh
Due to the cold and the fact I have a cold, I didn’t make it out to a Christmas Eve service this year. The Trib’s Christina Sheleheda writes about her experience celebrating Orthodox Christmas. I wrote a guide to Pittsburgh Orthodox Christmas services in 2016, I have not updated the post for 2018,… Read the rest
We love beer, and so we were happy to have been invited to the PGH Beer Blogger Dinner last Wednesday on December 6th. The event, presented by the Pennsylvania Beer Alliance (PBA), a full-service trade association representing the wholesale tier of distributors of malt and brewed beverages in PA, featured beers from Fat Head’s Brewery and Great Lakes Brewery paired with dishes from Lot 17 where the event was hosted.
At the beginning of the event, attendees were given a packet full of PBA related information, including a document that indicated the economic impact of the beer industry here in… Read the rest
I have been feeling like Christmas went past too fast this year. I didn’t get to look at enough trees or holiday lights and I am still listening to the Christmas station on Pandora. I just posted a photo from New Years Eve to the IheartPGH Instagram account and realized I had not posted any holiday photos of Pittsburgh at Christmas since December 12. I was trying to capture a panorama of the perfectly Pittsburgh scene at Pennsylvania Macaroni Co, and happened to snap a guy wearing a Santa hat in the photo.
Thankfully for me, there are a few… Read the rest
As Macy’s was preparing to close its doors at the end of the summer, I was thinking about how shopping at a downtown department store was a thing that the next generations of Pittsburghers would not get to do this holiday season. There are still lots of traditions to be had downtown and all around this city, but there downtown department stores are now gone. In my lifetime, there was Horne’s, Gimbels, Kaufmann’s, Saks, Lazarus and briefly Lord & Taylor. But there are future generations of Pittsburgheres who will only associate the name Kaufmann with the family who built the… Read the rest
Update Tue 12/22 12:50pm – Police Have Toy Enough Donations
The City of Pittsburgh sent out the following press release at 12:50pm.
From the City of Pittsburgh
Hundreds of Christmas Presents Stolen
Sent 12/22/2015 @ 12:50 pm
There has been an amazing response from the public to assist. We do not need any further donations. Also, Toys For Tots has stepped up with a $10,000 donation to replenish toys. Please express our heartfelt gratitude to the public and let them no that no more donations are required. We will be in touch with additional details when possible.
FOR… Read the rest