More Love for the Steeler Nation

Just an update on helping to send the Steelers Fans to Hawaii – there is still time to vote for Jack D. from Pittsburgh – currently he is behind some Jets fans to win a trip to the Pro Bowl in Hawaii.

Dan Gigler who writes Blog’n’Gold for the Post-Gazette – just wrote about another Pittsburgh family who is competing to win a trip to the super bowl.  They are in the lead but need your vote.  Dan also included a link to our post about voting for Jack D. to win a trip to Hawaii.  Thank Dan!

And make sure to check out the PG’s Steeler Nation page on Facebook here.

Come on Steeler Nation – just a few clicks to help out some fellow football lovers.

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April 3rd – Intro to Fly Fishing

The weather forecast for this Saturday is sunshine and 78 degress – which is a nice change from the weather at the beginning of February.  So why not use this as an opportunity to learn to fly fish.  Venture Outdoors is offering an Intro to Fly Fishing workshop on Saturday, April 3, 2010.

Learn the basics of rods, reels, line, tippets, knots and flies, and receive hands-on practice in a variety of casting techniques. Of course, a fly-fishing experience wouldn’t be complete without time on the stream, so bring your waders! Instructed by Dale and Cyndi Kotowski, of Chestnut Ridge Trout Unlimited. Pennsylvania Fishing License requirements apply.

Location: Ohiopyle State Park
Difficulty: Easy
Time: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Last weekend Venture Outdoors hosted a workshop on the European fly fishing technique nymphing and the Post-Gazette videographer joined them for the day.  Check out the write up from the Post-Gazette here and the video here.

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Links Worth a Look – March 22nd

Here are some links/articles/blog posts that are worth a look:

  • Post-Gazette – BRICKS’ booklet essays aim to inspire cancer patients – The Post-Gazette has an article on BRICKS – Building Resources in Cancer Knowledge and Services. A project funded through the Sprout Fund to share information about cancer and young people living with cancer.
  • Bonfire from Tugboat Printshop – Check out the latest color wood cut print from Pittsburgh’s Tugboat Printshop – they have included lots of photos of the print process here too. Tugboat Print shop – works out of their home in Lawrenceville and they also offer framing too.

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Where Are You Celebrating After the St. Patrick's Day Parade?

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We have recieved numerous emails asking what to do after the St. Patrick’s Day Parade.  As you may know, Market Square is under construction (check out these articles on the impact of the construction on the Market Square businesses – Post-Gazette 2/5/2010 and Tribune Review 2/26/2010).  We are very sad to see another local business close and there are many Pittsburghers who are sad about the lack of a place to celebrate after the parade. [Read more…]

Links Worth a Look – February 2nd

Here are some links/articles/blog posts that are worth a look:

  • Day 62 of 365 Days of Beer – East End Smokestack Heritage Porter « 365 days… 365 beers – Drew lives in Pittsburgh and is drinking and blogging about a new beer every day for 365 days. Check out his post on the East End Smokestack Heritage Porter. He is currently on day 83 of this challenge. This blog looks great and has nice photos of the beers too. Maybe we can meet up with Drew one of these days to try out some other Pittsburgh beers.
  • Post-Gazette Article on Digital Marketing – Fizz or fizzle? Pepsi ads end-run Super Bowl, go digital – This is an interesting article from the Post-Gazette for 2 reasons. 1. a look at how Pepsi is approching Super Bowl ads – rather than TV they are spending money on community grants voted on by the online community. 2. This article highlights some of the Pittsburgh advertising firms and the work they are doing in digital marketing.
  • Growing Power's National-International Urban & Small Farm Conference – I had the opportunity to visit Growing Power, which is an urban farm located in Milwaukee last year during the GLUE (Great Lakes Urban Exchange) conference. It was an eye opening visit to learn about food sourcing,urban farming and land use. If you have any interest in small and urban farming this is a great organization to check out and I am sure this will be a fantastic conference.

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