Intro to Kayaking – Indoors at the YMCA


One of the hobbies that I have picked up here in Pittsburgh in the past few years in kayaking.   Thanks to Kayak Pittsburgh it is super easy to rent a kayak and paddle around the city.  And it is one of the best ways to see the city.  I am pretty sure I took this photo from a kayak on the river (not sure how it ended up on wikipedia). When I tell people about kayaking their reaction is usually something like - "you are crazy" or "I am afraid of getting stuck under one of those things in … [Read more...]

Questyinz: Where can dogs swim in Pittsburgh?


Image via Wikipedia Alona asked, "We just got a new puppy! He's a black lab mix - and boy is this heat getting to him. Where's a good place in or around Pittsburgh to take a dog for a swim? Thanks!" So glad that Alona asked "in or around" as the following places are scattered all over the Pittsburgh metro area.  The good news is that there are a lot of different options to try - check out each of these until you find one that your new puppy wants to call his swimming hole of choice.  Anyone … [Read more...]

Radio Round Up – September 11, 2009


Image via Wikipedia Accordion Pool Party Saturday, Sept. 12, 2009 3-7pm Leslie Park Pool, Butler Street Lawrenceville 20+ Accordion players, ethnic dancers, local food and more - in an empty swimming pool More info at Johnny Cash Day Saturday, Sept. 12, 2009 Elks Club - North Side $5 gets you in the door - Chili, cornbread and $.25 drafts A Fair in the Park 2009 Mellon Park, Fifth Ave and Shady Ave 2009 is the 40th Anniversary September 11th-13th in … [Read more...]

3rd Annual Friends of Dormont Pool Pub Tour


Image via Wikipedia Dormont is a neighborhood that is just south of Pittsburgh and it is home to an enormous, amazing and historic  swimming pool which is supported by a community with a huge heart that has been working like crazy to keep the pool afloat (I couldn't resist). Friends of Dormont Pool will be hosting their 3rd Annual Pub Tour this weekend When: Saturday, April 25th, 2009 from 7:00 PM - 12:00 Midnight Where: Local venues in Dormont.  We're anticipating all 12 venues will … [Read more...]

Dormont Pool 2nd Annual St. Patrick's Day Party

A green party to raise some green for this very important swimming pool. What: 2nd Annual St. Patrick's Day Party Why: Fundraiser for the Dormont Pool When: Saturday, March 15 Where: Dormont Rec Center (above the pool) Cost: $15/person $25/couple - singles welcome! More info: and Save Dormont Pool Available will be beer, soft drinks, food, raffle baskets, a Chinese Auction and a D.J. for your entertainment. Tickets are available by calling Sarann Fisher … [Read more...]