I think I first learned of the Light of Life Christmas ornaments from Jane Pitt’s holiday gift guide a few years ago. After I had spent most of December searching for a beautiful ornament that had some sort of story to go with it, and I found nothing. I have included this ornament on our list in case you are looking for a way to send someone a little bit of Pittsburgh for their tree.
This is so much more than just a Christmas ornament. This is a gift that benefits the Light of Life Rescue Mission, a Pittsburgh nonprofit… Read the rest
Simeon Larivonovoff at Artisan (Photo Credit – Artisan’s Facebook page)
I have been meaning to write about these iconography classes ever since I met the artist last year at the PULSE Alternative Gift Market. There was also a recent gallery display of incredible iconography during the last First Fridays on Penn avenue. Artisan hosted a show of works by the Russian Icon painter Simeon Larivonovoff. I’ve included a short documentary about Simeon Larivonovoff below. I really enjoyed seeing these icons and reading more about the process. Even if you don’t have an oOrthodox background, it is fascinating to see the… Read the rest
I have never loved Pittsburgh more. Today, and really all weekend – I’ve seen the best of what Pittsburgh has to offer. And, I didn’t even have time to watch the Steeler game.
Less than 60 hours ago – I put out a call for help on Facebook. And Pittsburgh – you have stepped up in ways I could have never imagined. I had no idea what I was getting into. We aren’t done yet – but I want to tell you what the volunteers accomplished today.
First of all – THANK YOU to everyone who has donated, volunteered and… Read the rest
Update Sunday 12/21 8pm:
We still need your help. This am we identified 500 more kids that need toys.
Here is how you can help:
Donations will also be accepted at Most Wanted Fine Art at the Waterfrontfrom 12-5 PM (They are opening just for this so disregard the website.)
Volunteers needed in Garfield 11-4 to help sort & distribute.
Drivers needed to be on-call during these hours. At least one trip from Waterfront to Garfield around 5 PM.
Donations Most Needed At This Point
– Toys & Gifts for Kids Ages 6-12, all types. We are very low and… Read the rest
christmas tree recycling dropoff 3 (Photo credit: sdminor81)
I saw the details for this pop-up on the city channel (Comcast Channel 13) and I thought I’d re-post the details here. Check out this post for details on curbside and drop-off recycling in the city of Pittsburgh.
Christmas trees that are placed on the curb will NOT be recycled. If you want to have your tree recycled you can drop it off at one of the following locations:… Read the rest