Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Twilight Visit at the Miller Homestead

Ease out of daylight savings time and enjoy the Homestead at dusk with candles and lanterns. Hot cider and cookies will be sold. Miller Homestead Associates dress in period attire, give information about the family and the area history, demonstrate crafts, and answer questions.

This old stone farmhouse is a sturdy remnant of frontier days. Families gathered here to worship before there was an area church or a minister. Sons of Oliver Miller served in the militia, the Revolutionary War and were involved in the Whiskey Rebellion.

Location: Oliver Miller Homestead, Buffalo Dr  South Park Township, PA 15129
Date: Sunday, November 3, 2013
Time: 4:30-7:30
Cost: $2

Find out more at the Homestead site
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Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Money Magazine names Pittsburgh a Top Small City for Retirement

Do you have friends or family looking for a place to retire? According to Money Magazine retirees are looking for excellent healthcare, an active arts community, universities, sports and favor smaller cities (less congestion and more reasonable cost of living). Pittsburgh was included in the top group

The magazine goes on sale October 25th.

Click here to hear the update on CBS This Morning
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Monday, October 21, 2013

FrickKids - Wheel Power


Plan ahead to join in a hunt through antique cars and carriages for tall wheels, short wheels, wheels of wire and wheels of wood. Can you guess how many wheels there are? Create a zoomy wheel to take home.

FrickKids is a free program for children ages 4-8 that takes place on the first Saturday morning of each  month. Each session includes a lively tour and a take-home project.

The Frick Art Museum at the Frick Pittsburgh, 7227 Reynolds Street, Pittsburgh
Saturday, November 2
11:00–11:45 a.m.
Car and Carriage Museum

Find out more about The Frick
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Thursday, October 17, 2013

Volunteers Needed to Help at the

Food Bank’s Fall FoodShare

Fall FoodShare is a wonderful volunteer opportunity for families, groups, scout troops, church groups and organizations that want to make a difference.

Sponsored by the Food Bank, Giant Eagle and Citizens Bank, Fall FoodShare takes place at almost every Giant Eagle supermarket in the region Oct 25 -  Nov 27.

Giant Eagle shoppers can purchase items or make a monetary donation to help feed the hundreds of thousands of seniors, children and families in southwestern Pennsylvania who are experiencing hunger and food insecurity. Each participating store has a specially marked bin to collect the donated items, and many stores will have weekend volunteers, including Girl Scouts, on hand to help. I'll be at the Water Works store on Oct 27!
Find out more about Food Share and the Food Bank at the Food Bank link

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Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Smoke & Mystery Tour (a WESA Event)

Enjoy the largest touring illusion show in the country, just in time for Halloween. This husband, wife and daughter team will bring a 22-foot Ferrari helicopter, a 4,000 pound drill and 12 more spectacular feats.  A replica of England's Big Ben clock and an antique map set the background for this fantastical odyssey in illusion. Costumes welcome!

October 19, 7:30PM-10:30 PM
Tickets: $12
Location: Shady Side Academy: Hillman Center for the Performing Arts  
423 Fox Chapel Road, Pittsburgh 15238



Find out more at the WESA link
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Monday, October 14, 2013

South Park Hay Day

Plan ahead for next weekend For South Park's Hay Day (about 30 min south of Pittsburgh.

Kids of all ages will enjoy fall fun activities: hay rides, pony rides, petting zoo, music, arts and crafts, “I made it!” Market, “Books are Fun” Book fair, and food vendors, etc.
 Date: Saturday, October 19, 2013
Time: Noon until 4pm
Cost: Free
Location: South Park Fairgrounds, 1801 Brownsville Rd, South Park Township  15129
For a full list of participants and activities, visit the Allegheny County website
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Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Columbus Day Parade in Bloomfield

Celebrate Columbus Day weekend with Bloomfield’s annual Columbus Day parade on Liberty Avenue. The parade begins at 11 am. Great FREE family activity. The parade, will follow Liberty Avenue from Baum Boulevard to the Bloomfield Bridge.

Date: Saturday, October 12, 2013
Time: Starts at 11 am (lasts approximately 2 hours)
Cost: Free

Don't forget to check out all interesting bakeries and restaurants on Liberty Ave.

Click here for more info about the Parade

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Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Ready to Clean out the basement and garage?   There are two recycling events this Saturday

Shadyside Computer & Electronics Recycling Event

Join Commonwealth Computer Recycling for a day of recycling. Computers, Laptops, Cell Phones and their peripherals will be recycled at no cost.

Saturday, Oct 5 10:00am to 1:00pm
315 Shady Ave, Pittsburgh 15206
Phone (866) 925-2354

Go to the link for the list of accepted items

Recycling is free for all Pennsylvania residents and small business. Secure on-site hard drive destruction will be available for a nominal cost of $10.00 per drive. You can watch the removal and crushing of your hard drive. TV’s will not be accepted at this event.

Hard to Recycle Collection Event

The Mall at Robinson parking lot near Sears

Saturday, October 5,    9am-1pm

For directions or a detailed list of items and fees (not all items are accepted without a fee) click here or call 412-488-7490x236. 

New THIS YEAR: Polystyrene Recycling - Hard white molded polystyrene packing materialwill be accepted at all 2013 Hard-to-Recycle events!

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