Locals to know

🗣 Locals to Know: Meet Heather Sedlacko, the mom helping local seniors live fuller lives

Today’s Locals to Know is sponsored by Familylinks. Serving nearly 9,000 people annually, Familylinks offers a variety of family-centered services in the areas of Behavioral Health, Youth & Family Services, Service Coordination and Senior Services. Learn more at familylinks.org, or follow Familylinks on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter. Tell us about your work—your job and/or any volunteer work. I work as […]

/ May 24, 2022


🗣 Locals to Know: Meet Patrick McGinty, the author imagining Pittsburgh in 2030

Courtesy of Patrick McGinty Hi Patrick! Who are you? What do you do? I’m a Morningsider and also an assistant professor in the English Department at Slippery Rock University. My debut novel about Pittsburgh’s driverless car sector, TEST DRIVE, will be published on May 24th by teeny, heroic Propeller Books. Wax poetic for a second […]

/ May 17, 2022


🗣 Locals to Know: Meet Dr. Kelly Hunt, the Washington County businesswoman helping local entrepreneurs

Courtesy of the SBA Thanks for talking with us! Tell our readers a bit about who you are and what you do with the SBA. I’m the local district director for the U.S. Small Business Administration, or SBA, and we help entrepreneurs and seasoned small business owners in all phases of growth. I’m personally responsible […]

/ May 3, 2022


🗣 Locals to Know: Meet Andrew Fouts, the Chatham Baroque violinist restoring a Manchester home

Today’s Locals to Know is sponsored by Chatham Baroque. New York City-based ensemble East of the River comes to Pittsburgh for two concerts on April 30. Listeners will hear Hebrew, Arabic, and Ladino (Medieval Judaeo-Spanish) in this program consisting of songs and dances from liturgical and folk traditions. For more information, visit www.chathambaroque.org. Hi Andrew! Tell […]

/ April 21, 2022


🗣 Locals to Know: Meet George Lange, the Garfield-based photographer with shots of Bruce Springsteen and the Obamas

George Lange Thanks for talking to The Incline! Tell us a bit more about your photography practice. First, I LOVE The Incline. I have been a big fan since it started and I refer to it all the time to figure out what is happening in our community. (Editor’s note: Thanks, George!) My photo practice started […]

/ April 12, 2022


🗣 Locals to Know: Meet the founders of RealTime Interventions interactive theater company

Laura Petrilla Thanks for talking to The Incline! Tell our readers a bit about RealTime Interventions. Thank you for asking! We’re a performance company that creates all-original theater experiences and public events about real people and real places. Most of our work is community-fueled, meaning we craft plays for and with various communities in Pittsburgh […]

/ April 5, 2022


🗣 Locals to Know: Meet Katie Geise, food taster, goat fan and advocate for Pittsburgh’s fantastic farms.

Today’s Locals to Know feature is sponsored by Harvie. Tell us about your work—your job and/or any volunteer work.  I’m a sourcing manager for Harvie, a grocery subscription delivery service that emphasizes Pittsburgh-area producers. We make it easy to discover new businesses, shop sustainably, and connect with your community. As a sourcing manager, I spend […]

/ March 29, 2022


🗣 Locals to Know: Meet Danielle Pastin, the opera singer and DIY Diva bringing “Carmen” to life at the Benedum Center

(📸: Courtesy of Pittsburgh Opera) Today’s Locals to Know feature is sponsored by Pittsburgh Opera. Visit PittsburghOpera.org to purchase tickets to see “Carmen” beginning March 26th. Hi Danielle! What’s your favorite Pittsburgh memory?  So many! One is being asked to try to produce the offstage scream for act II of “Carmen” in the 2009–2010 season when I was covering (learning) […]

/ March 21, 2022


🗣️ Locals to know: Meet Valentina Scholar, the woman challenging you to walk (or bike!) the ‘Burgh

(📸: Val of @walktheburgh) We’re back with another edition of The Incline’s Locals to Know series. It’s when we cede the spotlight to a local person or organization who’s made their mark on the larger Pittsburgh community. Keep an eye out over the weeks to come for more of these interviews, and if you know […]

/ February 23, 2022


🗣 Locals to Know: Meet Sam Moore, the person helping to take Pittsburgh to the moon

(📸: Courtesy of Moonshot Museum) Once again, it’s time for another edition of The Incline’s Locals to Know series. It’s when we cede the spotlight to a local person or organization who’s made their mark on the larger Pittsburgh community. Keep an eye out over the weeks to come for more of these interviews, and […]

/ February 8, 2022