Back in March, a group of Pittsburgh bloggers organized a March Madness bracket challenge – we all agreed that each blog would write a post about the winning bloggers favorite nonprofit organization.
Kate Stoltzfus (aka the brains behind the blog Yinzpiration) had the winning bracket and her nonprofit of choice is PULSE. I am more than happy to write about PULSE as I think this is one nonprofit that has been quietly making a big impact on some Pittsburgh neighborhoods and is well positioned to continue to do more for the city.
PULSE stands for Pittsburgh Urban Leadership Service Experience. … Read the rest
So one of the things that I am secretly happy about in light of the recent recession is that there has been an amazing shift in supporting local businesses in Pittsburgh. I think that it is interesting that some of the larger businesses have left town and some of those spaces have been filled by locally owned businesses. Take Walnut Street in Shadyside – Pottery Barn left and Max and Erma’s closed – the Max and Erma’s location has become the new home of the Elbow Room and the folks who own the Elbow Room have opened a new place,… Read the rest
We are thrilled to learn that the cafe space at The Union Project has reopened as Cafe Ola Appetite! The Union Project is a former church that through a lot of volunteer work has been transformed into a community space. The cafe closed a few years ago and they have been searching for the right person to take over the cafe space.
The Union Project is located at the corner of Stanton and Negly Avenues in East Liberty. It is a great place to meet for a lunch or coffee meeting because there is a bus stop right out front… Read the rest
I have been thinking a lot about how Pittsburgh could be an amazing urban test lab for some of the best ideas from around the country. Pittsburgh is a big city that isn’t too big and Pittsburghers are passionate and ready to help other people who are in need. I continue to be awestruck by just the power of the bloggers who have been collaborating on charity projects and have been raising money and doing good things for Pittsburgh and beyond.
We have some good ideas happening here in Pittsburgh – for example – The Union Project has transformed an… Read the rest
This must be the year of great collaborations. I have been spending all morning finalizing some details for the Steelers Watching/Chevy Test Drive Party on Sunday – I will post all the details as soon as I get everything finalized.
But I am also happy to share this event on Monday – which is another great collaboration – 3 local vintage businesses, Daffodil Vintage, Red Pop Shop, Crazy Hot Clothes are teaming up to throw a fashion show. Each of these businesses operates online from their homes here in Pittsburgh so this is a rare chance to check out their… Read the rest