If you are a regular reader you will know that we really like signs (and sometimes climb over guard rails to photograph them) and that we have been following the Pittsburgh Signs Project from its beginnings as a blog to a published book.
The book – Pittsburgh Signs Project: 250 Signs of Western Pennsylvania – is now available on Amazon.com. I have a copy and I gave some copies of the book to friends for Christmas. It is even easier to order a copy for your friends who don’t live in Pittsburgh.
If you would prefer to shop local…
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While I heart PGH is happy to answer lots of questions about Pittsburgh – questions like the reason for pierogi are more what this website is about. The Reason for God is a book and this event came to me from a Pittsburgh native and a good friend who is working on the publicity for the event. She only send me the best of the best in books and events so it comes with a major recommendation. The CCO is a great organization also based in Pittsburgh that helps to connect students and churches. More info about this event and… Read the rest
If you haven’t yet heard of GLUE than I am excited to share this with you. Abby Wilson who is from Pittsburgh and her friend Sarah Szurpicki is from Detroit (full dicloser – I have know Abby for 14 years). Abby and Sarah started GLUE last fall to look at the cities in the Great Lakes area and see what is working and what isn’t working. These cities are a lot like Pittsburgh, post industrial and each city has lots of great stuff to share.
GLUE Cities: Akron, Buffalo, Chicago, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, Des Moines, Detroit, Duluth, Erie, Flint, Fort… Read the rest
If you have read any of my posts on Urban Hike, you will know I am a big fan of walking around this city.Ã‚Â When I was in high school I read Annie Dillard’s An American Childhood.Ã‚Â Annie writes about growing up in Pittsburgh and I was addicted to this book as she attended the same high school and church that attended.Ã‚Â Annie writes aboutÃ‚Â learning to drive and exploring the neighborhoods of Pittsburgh and I oftenÃ‚Â think of her books as I explore one more alley that I have never driven down.Ã‚Â To this day, Gold way is still… Read the rest
Family fun for everyone at Blue Slide Park.Ã‚Â This Saturday is the annual Story Walk.Ã‚Â Beginning with Books is an organization that exists to get more kids reading at a young age.Ã‚Â Each year Beginning with Books host a Story Walk in the park and brings books to life.Ã‚Â There are life sized story book settings in the park. This year’s Story Walk is Pirate themed and the featured book is Henry and the Buccaneer Bunnies which was illustrated by Pittsburgher John Manders.Ã‚Â There will even be a giant pirate ship set up in Blue Slide Park.
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