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🗣️ Meet the local singing everywhere from PNC Park to Western Psych

Today’s Local to Know interview was sponsored by Pittsburgh Opera. Catch Marianne in “Il Trovatore” March 28, 31 and April 2 at the Benedum Center. Today’s Local to Know has sung the national anthem at Pittsburgh sports games and graces the stage as Azucena in Pittsburgh Opera’s production of “Il Trovatore.” Meet Marianne Cornetti, opera […]

Locals to know / March 28, 2023

Justin Stewart has a close beard, dark skin and wears a blue T-shirt and glasses.

🗣️ Meet the local interning with The Incline

If you’ve read our coverage of Pitt basketball over the past few months, chances are you’ve been reading the work of today’s Local to Know. He’s been interning with The Incline since early February and has been a vital part of our newsletter since then, helping keep our events calendar full of goodness and our […]

Locals to know / March 21, 2023

🍟 March 2023 Pittsburgh restaurant roundup

@vallozzispgh It already feels like a banner year for Pittsburgh restaurants. We’ve got a long list of new places to check out below, plus the welcome return of two mainstays and (sadly) two closures. 👋 Welcome! 🍺 Big Sewickley Creek Brewery is pouring pints creekside in their recently opened taproom. The newcomers have booked a […]

Food and drink / March 1, 2023

Kellen Campbell and Shawn Allen wear T-shirts in a large warehouse.

🗣 Locals to Know: Meet the Pitt alumni behind M@C Discount

Today’s Locals to Know interview is sponsored by M@C Discount. Save returns from the landfill and shop unique finds during more than 50,000 daily auctions at up to an 80% discount by visiting mac.bid. Our interviewees today are always on the lookout for choice finds that fall through the cracks of online retail. Meet Kellen […]

Locals to know / February 28, 2023

Smoldering train cars lie near charred, muddy tracks.

🧯 The facts of the East Palestine derailment

NTSB/Wikimedia Commons The train derailment in East Palestine, OH has the region on edge. This is understandable — the large scale of the disaster, apocalyptic controlled burn and existing environmental fears have residents worried about the effects. However, national and international social media accounts have flooded Twitter and Instagram with inaccurate information. For example, many […]

Good to know / February 15, 2023

Justin Binion has a neat beard and hair and wears a slim grey suit with green tie.

🗣 Locals to Know: Meet Justin Binion, wealth advisor and volunteer

Today’s Local to Know knows a thing or two about the ups and downs of wealth management. He worked in the sports industry for some time before realizing that he could tap into a profession that was underrepresented. In his spare time, he does work for the non-profit organization Allies for Children and speaks at […]

Locals to know / February 14, 2023

Kathleen McGuire Gaines has long dark hair and fashionable glasses and wears a navy top.

🗣 Locals to Know: Meet Kathleen McGuire Gaines, dancer and mental health advocate

Today’s Local to Know trained at Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre and danced professionally elsewhere before injuries impacted her mental health. This set her to wondering: why doesn’t the dance world care for brains to the same extent as bodies? Meet Kathleen McGuire Gaines, founder of dance mental health organization Minding the Gap. Read on for more […]

Locals to know / February 7, 2023

Gourmet hot dogs and beer.

🌭 February 2023 Pittsburgh restaurant roundup

@burghnosh Food news came in at a brisk pace last month. Let’s see who’s opening, closing or switching it up as we move into the heart of winter. 👋 Welcome! 🍺 Aslin Beer Co., the Virginia-based brewer, is now open in the Terminal. This is the brewery’s fourth location nationally. The 10-barrel brewhouse sits alongside […]

Uncategorized / February 1, 2023

🗣 Locals to Know: Meet Alex Mayr-Gracik, jeweler, mom and art lover

This Locals to Know is sponsored by Sabika Jewelry. Sabika is a company by women for everyone offering jewelry that unlocks opportunities, inspires joyful confidence and celebrates the unique beauty in all of us. Shop their newest collection today. Today’s Local to Know specializes in adornment. She’s the leader of a woman-owned business that’s been crafting […]

Locals to know / January 31, 2023

Steve Hofstetter is a redheaded man with a short beard and glasses.

🗣 Locals to Know: Meet Steve Hofstetter, Stanton Heights’ deacon of comedy

Today’s Local to Know moved here and bought a church with the explicit goal of creating a comedy incubator. His base of operations — the Steel City Arts Foundation, or Steel City AF — is a repurposed church in Stanton Heights. Meet Steve Hofstetter, comedian, arts leader, good neighbor and general mensch. Take it away, […]

Uncategorized / January 17, 2023