Locals to know

🗣 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 […]

/ January 31, 2023


🗣 Locals to Know: Meet INEZ, New Year’s Eve headliner

Courtesy of UniSound INEZ is a Pittsburgh-based multidisciplinary musician and artist who has recorded albums, created community spaces and collaborated with artist groups — INEZ was recently welcomed into the latest cohort of UniSound’s Black Teaching Artist in Residence (BTAR) program, a nine-month paid residency that connects art practitioners with area young people. You’ll almost […]

/ December 20, 2022


🗣 Locals to Know: Meet Shelby Park, manager of Restore Hyper Wellness

Hi there, Shelby! Tell us who you are and what you do for work. I am about all things health and wellness, which is why I absolutely love being the manager of the Restore Hyper Wellness location in the McCandless Crossings. It is truly an amazing place, not just because of the modalities we offer, […]

/ December 6, 2022


🗣 Locals to Know: Meet ballerina-turned-yogi Eva Trapp

Today’s Local to Know has blazed a career trail that began in professional ballet and has led to a holistic wellness studio in Lawrenceville. Meet Eva Trapp, ballerina, yoga practitioner and neighborhood convener — she runs the new Sneha Collective, a one-stop shop in Upper Lawrenceville that includes a yoga studio, meditation room, apothecary and […]

/ November 29, 2022


🗣 Locals to Know: Meet Liz Fetchin, food allergy blogger

Courtesy of Liz Fetchin Today’s Local to Know is Liz Fetchin. Liz typically works behind the scenes, helping awesome folks share their work with the media — she’s even sent a few other Locals to Know our way! This time, she’s stepping out from behind the curtain to reveal how she works around her family’s […]

/ November 2, 2022


🗣 Locals to Know: Meet Seiko Sisco, chemist-turned-maker of adorable goods

Today’s Locals to Know makes some of the cutest baby goods you ever saw. Seiko Sisco is a chemistry Ph.D. who now runs Waku Waku Baby, a boutique baby goods business that purveys adorable slipper sets, bibs, burp cloths and much more. “Waku waku” means happy and excited in Japanese, and we’re happy and excited […]

/ October 19, 2022


🗣 Locals to Know: Meet Naomi Tannenbaum of PA Women Work

Today’s Locals to Know knows for herself — her focus at work is connecting Pennsylvania women with the opportunities they need to launch, reinvigorate or rethink their careers. When she’s not helping area workers, Naomi Tannenbaum is picking apples, taking care of her family and/or exploring local destinations. Let’s learn more about Naomi and what […]

/ October 11, 2022


🗣 Locals to Know: Meet DS Kinsel, artist, agitator and family man

Courtesy of DS Kinsel This morning’s interviewee is an artist, community organizer, activist and then some who co-founded BOOM Concepts and has shown his art everywhere from the streets of our city to the Westmoreland Museum of American Art. In addition to making vivid multimedia art, he funds other creatives and holds the powers that […]

/ September 28, 2022


🗣 Locals to Know: Meet Catherine Raphael, author and feminist

Courtesy of Books Forward Today’s Local to Know is an author who wanted to buck the trend of male-dominated fantasy novels. Meet Catherine Raphael, a self-described feminist who helped found the Women and Girls Foundation of SWPA and whose debut novel, Journey to the Heart Stone, comes out next week. The book takes place in […]

/ September 21, 2022


🗣 Locals to Know: Meet Ja’Sonta Roberts, educator and rock star

Courtesy of Ja’Sonta Roberts. We’ve got lots of amazing out-of-school educators doing really important work here in Pittsburgh. One such Local to Know is Ja’Sonta Roberts, Assemble’s Off-Site Programs Manager and also a gifted vocalist who sings with Pittsburgh Black Rock act Royce. Without further ado, let’s meet Ja’Sonta and learn more about where she […]

/ September 13, 2022