Locals to know

Meet Cat Luck, local nomad and creator of Collarbone Jewelry

About 10 years ago, Cat Luck hopped in her Volvo wagon to sell her jewelry up and down the West and East Coasts. The Salt Lake City native eventually made her way over to Pittsburgh, the place she’s since called home for the last six years. 

Cat creates her two jewelry lines under Collarbone Jewelry at her studio in South Side’s Brew House and sells her creations throughout the ‘Burgh and beyond.

/ September 15, 2021

Learn how to bargain hunt from these Pittsburgh thrifters

Ready to find a good deal? Grab your cart, bring some cash, and get ready to scavenge for treasures because it’s National Thrift Shop Day! In a time where the fashion industry contributes to 1/10 of the world’s carbon emissions (a number greater than all international flights and maritime shipping combined), we wanted to celebrate some local people and shops that help us live affordably, be good to the planet, find our unique style, and make Pittsburgh a better place.

/ August 16, 2021

Meet the Pittsburgh TikToker making pasta all around ‘tahn

Ryan Peters has made pasta all around ‘tahn: on Mount Washington, in Heinz Field, at Kennywood, and he has even beaten eggs and flour alongside guests like Juju Smith- Shuster. Each pin on the map is a part of his TikTok series where he makes pasta in unexpected places.

/ August 5, 2021

Meet the Pittsburgh picnic pals behind Blanket and Board

It’s the perfect time to dine and drink alfresco, and Pittsburgh pals Colleen Peddycord and Tierra Thorne are laying down the best way to serve beautiful picnics with a purpose. They’re the founders of Blanket & Board, an event planning business that they started in June 2020 with a focus on creating thoughtful experiences while giving back to the community.

/ July 15, 2021

Meet Ebtehal Badawi, the artist behind “Pittsburgh Builds Bridges”

Ebtehal’s goal? To use Pittsburgh as her canvas to spread the message of Pittsburgh Builds Bridges. She is looking for a Downtown location for her mural and many different people to help. It seems only right for a mural about the Pittsburgh community to be created by the Pittsburgh community. At World Square, 200 people joined in to paint the smaller version of the painting, and 154 wrote down their information for when it comes time to help create her mural. 

/ June 29, 2021

‘Spice up your life’ with Pittsburgh food blogger Chand’s Kitchen

Meet Chandni Patel, the Shadyside-based blogger serving up inspired vegetarian eats over at Chand’s Kitchen. Her site shares recipes for everything from Roasted Red Pepper Ravioli and Tandoori Paneer Puffs to Rose Barfi and Mango Kulfi.

/ June 25, 2021

SisTers PGH takes a stand on Capitol steps

Ciora Thomas, founder and director of SisTers PGH, took to the Capitol steps in Harrisburg on Tuesday morning to speak on the Fairness Act, a civil rights law that would protect LGBTQIA+ people in Pa. from discrimination. As an openly trans, Black woman who has worked nearly half of her life to build tools of survival for herself and other trans people of color, she knows just how long overdue this legislation is.

/ June 17, 2021

Meet the Pittsburgh siblings behind the feature film “Back for Good”

Back for Good is an independent comedy drama that follows the story of Max Kelly, “an aspiring actor who confronts her quarter-life crisis by breaking up with New York City and returning home to reclaim the love she left behind,” according to a release.

/ June 7, 2021

Peek behind-the-scenes with a Pittsburgh arborist this Arbor Day

Meet Ben Adams, an arborist who spends his days climbing, examining, and protecting our local trees. The Marshall-Shadeland resident gave us a peek behind the scenes of the job, plus some cool tree facts you can show off this Arbor Day.

/ April 29, 2021

Q-and-A with Adaena Tray for National Library Workers Day

In honor of National Library Workers day, we chatted with Adaena Tray, who has been the director of the Green Tree Public Library for 12 years. When she’s not stocking the shelves, planning events, and managing employees, you can catch her over on Instagram at @endless_hacienda, where she shares her adventures with fixing up a 1924 Craftsman in Oakwood.

/ April 5, 2021