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Mayor William Peduto Launches Senior Care Tour In Glen Hazel

Mayor William Peduto Launches Senior Care Tour In Glen Hazel

PITTSBURGH, PA (Sept. 2, 2015) — Mayor William Peduto began a Senior Care Tour today, in which he and Citiparks Director Jim Griffin will meet with seniors citywide to hear about issues facing their communities. The tour, which started at the Glen Hazel Senior Community Center, coincides with September’s National Senior Center Month.

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra’s “Neighborhood Week: Salute to Veterans” with Rocky Bleier

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra’s “Neighborhood Week: Salute to Veterans” with Rocky Bleier

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra’s “Neighborhood Week” provides a chance to see their musicians out-and-about in the community with a week of end-of-summer concerts. The first in this series is a “Salute to Veterans” at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall in Oakland on the evening of Monday, August 31st. This one-hour musical celebration of American service men and women is hosted by Rocky Bleier.

Mayor William Peduto Requests Audit of ICA by Auditor General Eugene DePasquale

Mayor William Peduto Requests Audit of ICA by Auditor General Eugene DePasquale

Follows denial of requests for information on board’s management of taxpayer funds

PITTSBURGH, PA (Aug. 26, 2015) Mayor William Peduto today formally requested that Auditor General Eugene DePasquale audit the Intergovernmental Cooperation Authority following the ICA’s refusal to fully document its management of taxpayer money.

FortyX80 & Innovation Works Investor Round-Robin Joins Thrival Schedule

FortyX80 & Innovation Works Investor Round-Robin Joins Thrival Schedule

The Thrival Innovation + Music Festival (produced by Thrill Mill) annually highlights Pittsburgh’s startups, creatives, leaders and innovators–not to mention culminating in a weekend-long concert festival starring national headliners (including, this year, Panic! at the Disco, Manchester Orchestra, Raekwon & Ghostface Killah, and more) and some of the best of local music talent. It takes place September 21st to the 27th. This year, FortyX80, Innovation Works and their accelerators AlphaLab and AlphaLab Gear are joining the Thrival schedule as part of the festival’s Friday “Investment, Entrepreneurship, & Growth Strategy” theme.

Sign Up for PedalPGH and Tour Our Beautiful Steel City by Bike!

Sign Up for PedalPGH and Tour Our Beautiful Steel City by Bike!

On Sunday, August 30th, you can join thousands of Pittsburghers touring the Steel City by bike–in all its unique splendor–at PedalPGH. For over 20 years, PedalPGH has been Western PA’s largest ride. This is not a race! It’s a casual, fun ride for Burghers of all ages and fitness levels to explore the neighborhoods, parks, bridges, and geography of our scenic city. In addition to the scenery, it showcases Pittsburgh’s safe and bike-friendly streets.

Mayor Peduto Launches Resilience AmeriCorps…

Mayor Peduto Launches Resilience AmeriCorps…

PITTSBURGH, NEW YORK AND WASHINGTON, D.C. – Mayor William Peduto joins Cities of Service, the Corporation for National and Community Service, which administers AmeriCorps, and the Rockefeller Foundation in announcing today the 10 cities which together form the first Resilience AmeriCorps cities in the United States. The cities of Anchorage, Ala., Boulder, Colo.,  Chicago, Ill., El Paso, Texas, Minot, N.D., New Orleans, La., Norfolk, Va., Pittsburgh, Phoenix, Ariz., and Tulsa, Okla. were selected for local vulnerability to climate-related risk, demonstrated commitment or efforts to improve environmental resilience, and city government capacity to host and implement Resilience AmeriCorps in their cities.

Oakland Recycling & Reuse Collection Event Tomorrow

Oakland Recycling & Reuse Collection Event Tomorrow

Do you have some hard to recycle items that you need to let go? Are you a resident of Oakland? Well have we got an event for you! The Pennsylvania Resources Council, Pitt Serves, the Colcom Foundation, and the Oakland Planning and Development Corporation (OPDC) are sponsoring the Oakland Recycling & Reuse Collection event tomorrow, Saturday, August 15 from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM at the corner of Meyran and Sennott.

City, County to Honor U.S. Women’s World Cup Championship Team Friday

City, County to Honor U.S. Women’s World Cup Championship Team Friday

PITTSBURGH, PA (August 12, 2015) – The City of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County and the Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership will honor the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team in a celebration in Market Square on Friday, August 14.

Sunday’s “Manchester House + Garden Tour” Offers Much to Enjoy

Sunday’s “Manchester House + Garden Tour” Offers Much to Enjoy

Sunday, August 9th, will see the 2015 “Manchester House + Garden Tour.” This North Side neighborhood is an historic district where many are working hard at preserving its early nineteenth century-built Late Victorian-style buildings and early twentieth century architecture. The tour gives Pittsburghers a chance to see some of the city’s most beautiful and unique homes, and lovely gardens in a neighborhood of diverse people.

Hear Girls Rock! Pittsburgh Tomorrow!

Hear Girls Rock! Pittsburgh Tomorrow!

Girls Rock! Pittsburgh empowers girls of “all definitions, abilities and backgrounds.” They’ve built a community where girls support each other rather than tear each other down through the making of music. Participants can play any kind of music they want. And while they do, they’re building their self-confidence, creative expression, independent thinking, and mutual respect and cooperation.