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Staycee and Herman Pearl headshots. Herman is a white man with grey stubble and Staycee is a black woman with abundant natural hair and clear glasses.

🗣 Locals to Know: Meet Staycee Pearl and Soy Sos, dance innovators

Today’s Locals to Know keep their organization’s calendar full with dance classes, showcases and collaborations: meet Staycee and Herman “Soy Sos” Pearl, founders of PearlArts. Staycee and Soy Sos, as well as the artists they support, use dance to explore identity and social issues while pushing the boundaries of the artform to include immersive sound experiences and striking […]

Arts and culture / August 3, 2022

Fresh fish tacos arrayed on wax paper on a cutting board.

🍕 August 2022 Pittsburgh restaurant roundup

Wishing a happy Taco Tuesday to those who celebrate. @gordos_pgh It’s the middle of summer, and there’s plenty going on in Pittsburgh food news. A local favorite has returned, a little piece of Pittsburgh’s Little Italy is disappearing and a new beer museum is moving forward. We’re trying a slightly different format this time, so […]

Food and drink / August 2, 2022

Greg Austin, with brown skin, curly hair and a beard, wearing glasses and a linen shirt.

🗣 Locals to Know: Meet Greg Austin, food rescue chef

Courtesy of Elm Ink/412 Food Rescue Yesterday, we shared a story about how food banks face increased demand due to inflation and economic uncertainty. Well, today’s Local to Know is on the front lines of fighting hunger by turning food donations into nutritious meals in a Millvale kitchen. Meet Greg Austin, who leads 412 Food […]

Food and drink / July 27, 2022

A woman in an old-style dress looks out at the sunset from within a steel structure.

✨ Biz Spotlight: Quantum Theatre

Photos courtesy of Quantum Theatre. This post is sponsored by Quantum Theatre, a theatre company that has staged shows indoors and outdoors throughout Pittsburgh for 32 years and counting. For tickets and more information on the ’22–’23 season, go to https://www.quantumtheatre.com/. Please describe your organization. What do you do, how do you do it, and […]

Local Business Spotlight / July 13, 2022

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🗣 Locals to Know: Meet Dave Bindewald, consultant on play and divergent thinking

Courtesy of Dave Bindewald Today’s Local to Know helps adults rediscover their imaginations. Meet Dave Bindewald, who helps people find their inner child and improve their creativity. Full disclosure, I worked with Dave in a previous role, and he’s a super nice guy! Without further ado, let’s hear about how Dave works and plays in […]

Locals to know / July 12, 2022

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🗣 Locals to Know: Meet Huma Mohiuddin, BNY Mellon wealth expert

Courtesy of Prosek Partners Hi, Huma! Who are you? What do you do?  I am the Market President for BNY Mellon Wealth Management in Pittsburgh, and my team works with wealthy families and impactful nonprofits by employing our Active Wealth approach to wealth and financial planning through investing, managing taxes, protecting established wealth, spending, and borrowing disciplines. […]

Locals to know / July 8, 2022

A large stone sign reading Pine-Richland School District

🏫 Pine-Richland roiled by culture wars

After we published our peek at the way local schools have reacted to the perceived threat of Critical Race Theory, parents in Pine-Richland School District got in touch about arguments taking place during the district’s board meetings. We followed up to track the birth and death of Pine-Richland’s DEI policy. Read on for a preview and […]

Issues / July 7, 2022

🍴 Your July Pittsburgh restaurant roundup

@citylifeadventures We’re rounding up all the food coming your way (or exiting stage right) in Pittsburgh this July. It’s mostly good news, with numerous restaurants and pop-ups opening this July (and just one closing). In particular, there’s lots of exciting news for fans of craft beer and local coffee. Read on for all the pints, […]

Food and drink / July 1, 2022

A picture of a brick building with a small Planned Parenthood sign.

🏛 What’s next for abortion in Pittsburgh?

A Planned Parenthood office in Pittsburgh. In the wake of last Friday’s Supreme Court decision scrapping Roe v. Wade, we’re taking a look at the state of affairs for abortion access locally, where Pittsburgh and Pennsylvania elected officials and candidates stand and how you can get involved if you’re concerned about the ruling. We’ve got everything […]

Issues / June 28, 2022

Anthony Gima, with a bear and protective glasses on, uses a blowtorch on a glass rod.

🗣 Locals to Know: Meet Anthony Gima, glassworker and guitarist

Tell us about your work—your job and/or any volunteer work. I am a flameworker (which is a form of glassblowing) based out of Highland Park. Wax poetic for a second and tell us: what brings you most alive about this city? The people, music, art, and greenery. What’s your favorite Pittsburgh memory? Playing on the […]

Locals to know / June 14, 2022