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
Maybe you are sitting at your desk right now – reading IheartPGH and other hilarious blogs – just trying to make it to 5pm. You have dreams of opening your own cafe – spending your days brewing coffee and talking to regular customers. Well here are 2 opportunities here in Pittsburgh that might just be the ticket to your own cafe with the support of some great Pittsburgh community organizations.
Image by 18brumaire via Flickr
Open Your Own Business – First up, the Union Project is accepting proposals for their cafe space. If you are a long time reader of… Read the rest
The answer is probably not – because it is a pretty rare type of apple. But it is apple time here in western PA and you can get your fill of all kinds of apples at the 5th Annual Apple Fest.
Help put Pittsburgh on the mao as the Apple Pie Baking capital of the world! Complete with an apple pie competition – stop by the union project to pick up some apples – including the Black Amish Apple – apple pies, pork sandwiches and more tasty fall treats.
The Black Amish Apple is a very rare – heirloom apple… Read the rest
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Apple Fest 2009
4th Annual Celebration of Apples
Saturday, October 24, 2009, 11am-2pm @ Union Project in Highland Park
Pie Baking Contest, Apples, Kids Activites, Performances by the Mother/Son Juggling Team “All In Jest”
RiverQuest Spirits of the River Haunted Boatride
Friday October 23 and Saturday October 24, 7pm
Cruise the Pittsburgh rivers on RiverQuest’s green boat while listening to ghost stories about Pittsburgh’s river past.
Urban Hike Scavenger Hunt – Bloomfield
Saturday, October 24, 2009
Meet at the Friendship Parklet at 1pm
Teams of up to 5 people
Bring a digital camera
The Blog… Read the rest