Fall Events with SHUC

6th Annual Squirrel Hill Treasure Awards

November 2nd, 2016

JOIN US FOR THE 2016 TREASURE AWARDS! PURCHASE TICKETS TODAY!   Each year, the Squirrel Hill Urban Coalition honors one place and three people or organizations that have had a strong impact on Squirrel Hill. They’re designated as ‘Treasures.” Past honorees have included the Manor Theater, Karla Boos of Quantum Theater, Honorable Mayor Sophie Masloff and the

Fall 2016Books & Authors

Reading About Squirrel Hill

Helen Wilson, Vice-President, Squirrel Hill Historical Society “Squirrel Hill is one of Pittsburgh’s premier residential neighborhoods and also has a vibrant neighborhood commercial center and three exceptional parks. In a time when city neighborhoods across the nation struggle for survival, Squirrel Hill thrives, develops, and redevelops itself.” Those are the opening lines of Squirrel Hill,

It’s All in the Subtext: A Theater Professor Turned Crime Writer

By Camille Chidsey   If you like a good suspense story with hometown plot twists, consider checking out Kathleen George. Known best for her Pittsburgh-based procedural thriller series, George is no stranger to the intricacies of subtle storytelling and verbal wordplay. Currently a professor in the Theatre Arts Department at the University of Pittsburgh (with

Squirrel Hill Features in Pittsburgh Noir Short Story

By Eleanor Ruth Smith “…I love the rush. It makes me feel dangerous and exciting, and I am neither of those things without it.”   Pittsburgh Noir is a collection of short stories compiled by Kathleen George, fourteen stories by fourteen local authors. Arranged in four geographically themed sections, the story “Cheater” by Aubrey Hirsch,