Posts byRosemary Bernth

A Preview Of What To Expect For This Summer’s Squirrel Hill Night Markets

By Camille Chidsley, Contributing Writer Kicking off Summer 2018 will be the Squirrel Hill Night Markets, open-air events designed to bring the community together in a celebration of art, entertainment, food, and culture. This year, the Night Markets have expanded their offerings: there will be 120 pop-up tents (20 more than last year), and over
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New Gear Retailer Hosts Grand Opening Festival Near Frick Park

3 Rivers Outdoor Company (3ROC), Pittsburgh’s new, independent, locally owned outdoor gear retailer, will host its Grand Opening Festival the weekend after Memorial Day, June 1-3. To highlight the company’s plan to be a gathering place and jumping off point for the outdoor community, the weekend-long event will include group bike rides and runs in
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ShuBrew’s Start-up Story Shared with Minadeo Elementary School Students

By Jennifer Petrie, Contributing Writer This month, Erika Shumaker, business Co-Owner of ShuBrew LLC talked to 5th graders at Minadeo Elementary School providing them professional advice about starting a business in the Pittsburgh area.  Shumaker told her story about starting ShuBrew, a restaurant and brewery located in Zelienople, north of the city, as a young
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New ADA-Accessible Flower Garden Provides Gardening Opportunities for People with Disabilities

Government, nonprofit and faith leaders gathered May 1st in Shadyside to open the City of Pittsburgh’s first ADA-accessible community flower garden. This new Western Pennsylvania Conservancy-owned community flower garden, located at the First United Methodist Church of Pittsburgh, will provide and expand gardening opportunities for people with disabilities or other physical limitations. Along with event
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An Interview with the Nature Club

Photo caption: Nine members of the Colfax Elementary School second grade Nature Club from left to right: Sol, Alex, Isabella, Adelaide, Lucy, Felicity, Sofie, Peter, and Devorah. (Photo by Katie Hatcher) By Katie Hatcher, Magazine Intern If you’ve found yourself looking for hope for the future lately, here’s some inspiration: the Nature Club from the
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Shopping for Easter and Passover in Squirrel Hill

By Katie Hatcher and Rosemary Bernth Although it hasn’t felt like it much lately, spring has technically sprung in Pittsburgh, and nothing brings in the spring season like preparing for the Passover and Easter holidays. Squirrel Hill’s local businesses and organizations are getting into the springtime spirit and getting ready for the holidays in lots
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McFarren Street Bridge Project Public Meeting

City of Pittsburgh – Public Meeting McFarren Street Bridge Project (in the Duck Hollow Community) The City of Pittsburgh invites you to attend a public meeting being held for the McFarren Street Bridge Project. This meeting offers an opportunity to view the new alignment, configuration of the bridge deck, plans for Maintenance and Protection of Traffic during construction and the construction schedule. The project team will also be available to answer questions.   MEETING DETAILS Wednesday, March
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District 8 Special Election Candidates Town Hall

In anticipation of the upcoming District 8 special election, official candidates Sonja Finn, Marty Healey, Rennick Remley, and Erika Strassburger will be on stage to answer questions from the audience in a Town Hall Candidates Forum, Thursday evening 7pm, February 22nd, at the Jewish Community Center, Levinson Hall, 5738 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, 15217. At 8:30pm,
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2018 Year of the Earth Dog Lunar New Year Celebration

For the third year in a row, Squirrel Hill is celebrating the 2-week Lunar New Year Festival. Beginning with a kick-off celebration on Saturday, February 17th  at the Jewish Community Center and culminating with the Year of the Earth Dog Parade on March 4th on Murray Avenue, be awed by dragons and dancers, taiko drummers
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Support SHUC on Giving Tuesday

Today is #GivingTuesday! The Squirrel Hill Urban Coalition is powered by hardworking volunteers who are dedicated to enhancing and celebrating the Squirrel Hill community. The Squirrel Hill Urban Coalition (SHUC) is a non-profit organization that began over 40 years ago to bring a variety of programs and activities to benefit those living in the 14th
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