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I saw this event on the Venture Outdoors blog today and I think this will be a really interesting talk about the history of the trails system in Pittsburgh. The parks and trails here are pretty amazing and it is strange to think that these assets are relatively recent to the city.Trails, Riverfronts, Local HistoryWednesday, 11 February 20097:30-9pm, Botany Hall, adjacent to Phipps Conservatory, OaklandSpeakers include: Bob Gangawere, former editor of Carnegie MagazineDirector of Friends of the River Front with Brendan Wiant, Bally DesignThere is a nice article on this talk in today’s… Read the rest
Image by ryanophilly via FlickrEach year thousands of people head to Ligonier – just a quick 60 minute drive from Pittsburgh for a huge celebration that commemorates the battle of Ligonier which was one of the battles of the French and Indian War. The fort is still there and you can even watch a reenactment of the battle. I try to make it to Fort Ligonier Days each year for the parade on Saturday Morning and the food – it is the most amazing festival food I have ever found.
I definitly don’t want to miss the 250th Anniversary celebration… Read the rest
Here are three things that are worth a look:
Good night, states and summer – A rave review of the Good Night States show at Gooski’s”After the party, I caught a local 3 bands/$5 show at a dive bar. What can one expect from a local band? A good time, some earnest musicanship, perhaps flickers of great potential. What I didn’t prepare for, was to be stunned by the opening band, Good Night, States. My buddy and I kept looking at each other in disbelief. I suppose every band toils in the minor leagues before their big break, but geez,… Read the rest
Pittsburgh’s Hash House Harriers (aka PGH H-3) refer to them selves as “the drinking club with a running problem.”
What is Hashing?
You have just stumbled upon an International phenomenon, where a group of people, “Hashers”, follow a cryptic trail that has been marked with flour by the “Hare”. This trail leads to beer, water, snacks, and a lot of camaraderie. Some people run, some people walk, but they all follow these cryptic marks along streets, trails, and off the beaten path until they find a beer stop. Now there is water there too, and snacks, but really we are… Read the rest