Pittsburgh Pinners

Looking to add some Pittsburgh to your Pinterest? Here are a few accounts based in the ‘Burg to follow.

  • WQED: America’s first public broadcasting station is no stranger to Pinterest. Noteworthy boards include one dedicated to Mister Rogers and a small business community board that is open for submissions.

  • Pittsburgh Dad: Almost everyone has seen at least one episode of this popular YouTube series, but if not you can go to Dad’s Pinterest page where he has a board with links to his videos.

  • boring PITTSBURGH: This account offers a variety of unique Pins, especially on their  “Pittsburgh with an H” board.

  • Pittsburgh Penguins, Steelers, and Pirates: Sports fans rejoice: pins from the “City of Champions” teams aren’t lacking. Follow for promotion information, team apparel, fan photos, and other related pins.

  • Visit Pittsburgh: This is the “official tourism office” for Pittsburgh, so any information you want about kid activities, festivals, food, weddings, or anything else Pittsburgh is bound to be found on one of their boards.

    What other Pittsburgh Pinners are you following? Let us know in the comments!

Steelers Play Basketball for Perry/Oliver Unity Day

Sorry for posting this last minute but,  this looks like a great event.

The Pittsburgh Steelers Basketball team will be challenging the faculty of Perry and Oliver High Schools this evening, Wednesday, March 7, 2012 for Perry/Oliver Unity Day.

Tickets are 7 dollars each, and they can be purchased by calling Oliver at 412.323.3250 or Perry at 412.323.3400. The Steelers will be taking pictures and signing autographs at halftime.

Proceeds raised from the game will support cost associated with transition activities planned for students including, field trips, community events and grade level meetings.

Pittsburgh City Council has declared March 7, 2012 Pittsburgh Perry/Oliver Unity Day.

Steelers Basketball Team vs. Perry/Oliver Faculty
Wednesday, March 7, 2012
8:00 pm
Perry High School, 3875 Perrysville Avenue, Pittsbrugh PA, 15214

Knit and Crochet Festival & The Pittsburgh Crochet Cape

All the cool kids are knitting these days. Thank goodness, I have actually been knitting since I was 10 but now all of my friends have asked for knitting lessons. I attended this event last year – if you like visiting one of Pittsburgh’s local knitting shop then you will love this festival. The Pittsburgh Knit & Crochet festival is a ball of fun. 30+ vendors selling all sorts of yarn and supplies. People are spinning yarns and making all sorts of cool stuff.

Fun Fact: Festival Coordinator – Barbara Grossman, wife of former Steeler Randy Grossman

Here are some pictures I took last year – The Pittsburgh Crochet Group created the Pittsburgh Cape – an elaborate cape depicting scenes and icons of Pittsburgh- yes they crocheted a jar of pickles in the right hand picture. This group and many local knitters and crocheters make and donate tons of items to local hospitals and charities.

Pittsburgh Knit and Crochet Festival
Saturday, Feb. 9, 9:00am – 5:00pm
Sunday, Feb. 10, 9:00am – 4:00pm
Crowne Plaza Hotel, Pittsburgh South, 164 Fort Couch Rd., Pittsburgh, PA 15241
More Info: 412-963-7030 pghknitandcrochet.com
Admission: 10 in advance – $15 at the door