Lawrenceville has long had a tradition of spaghetti dinners. A group called the Boys of Lawrenceville started holding these dinners back in 2004 as a way to bring the community together. The Post-Gazette has an article about the 2007 Spaghetti dinner here which offers a little bit more into the history of the group.
The Lawrenceville Spaghetti dinner is back for 2012 to raise funds to support the Bernard Dog Run, an off leash do g park to be constructed in Lawrenceville which is named after one of the founders of the Boys of Lawrenceville.
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Did anyone else see the article from Food Safety News making the rounds on Facebook about how most mass produced honey doesn’t actually contain pollen?
Well, if you found that as disturbing as I did, you might be looking for a few good local sources to buy your honey from now on. Here are a few ideas, and there are loads of other farms and resources out there.
Buy local honey from Steffes Wood Apiary (Aliquippa, PA) right now at Gallery on 43rd Street in Lawrenceville. Why not stop down from December 1 through 4th when you can also enjoy… Read the rest
We are happy to support the Community Human Services (CHS) holiday gift card drive again this year. This is a great and easy way to support CHS and help them get holiday gifts to some Pittsburghers who might not have much of a holiday. Last years Cookies and Cards event was a blast – a nice chance to hang out with some old friends and to meet some new ones. This year the event will be held at the Shiloh Grill in Mt. Washington.
CHS has been working in Oakland and neighborhoods around Pittsburgh since the early 1970s. CHS offers… Read the rest
Arbor Aid is an annual fundraiser for Tree Pittsburgh, an environmental non-profit organization dedicated to enhancing the City’s vitality by restoring and protecting City trees. This fundraiser has grown over the years into one of Fall’s more fun and unqiue events. Art made from salvaged wood is exhibited, food and drink is plentiful, and entertainment this year is provided by Pairdown, and the Armadillos. And the folks at Tree Pittsburgh know that to make it a true Pittsburgh celebration you need to include an epic Cookie Table … and a Hug a Tree Photo Booth. So strap on your dancing… Read the rest
The Professional & Amateur Pinball Association, aka PAPA, happens to be headquartered right here in Pittsburgh. PAPA has a huge, 30,000 square feet, facility just outside of Pittsburgh, with more than 400 pinball machines and it is only open to the public a few times a year.
This week is PAPA 14 World Pinball Championships – pinball players from around the world are heading to Pittsburgh to compete for over $40,000 in prizes.
We have blogged about PAPA events before – but this is definitely worth another mention as the PAPA event is free to attend and something that is… Read the rest