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Startup Weekend Pittsburgh: Let the Games Begin! (#SWPgh)

Startup Weekend Pittsburgh: Let the Games Begin! (#SWPgh)

This weekend, in cities across the globe, a battle has begun–the Global Startup Battle–a grassroots movement of entrepreneurs competing to pitch their best ideas, form teams around the top ideas (as determined by popular vote), create a business model/code/design and make a final presentation. Categories include Developers, Designers and Non-technical. It all takes place over a 54-hour period.

How to be an Angel this Winter

How to be an Angel this Winter

With the Farmers’ Almanac calling for more “shivery and shovelry” for the 2014-2015 winter season, Allegheny Snow Angels will be in much demand. Snow Angels is a program that connects residents who have a physical disability OR are age 60 or older and have some physical limitations with volunteers to keep sidewalks clear of snow and safe for all. The program originated three years ago by the City of Pittsburgh’s servePGH initiative and is working this year in partnership with Family Services of Western Pennsylvania, and North Hills Community Outreach.

Get Stuffed With Love: Thanksgiving Meals for People in Need

Get Stuffed With Love: Thanksgiving Meals for People in Need

On Thanksgiving Day, as most Americans sit down to a bounty of wonderful food and count all their blessings, there will be far too many for whom such a meal is beyond reach. “Get Stuffed With Love” is a program that has provided a hot and delicious meal free to people who are really in need for a dozen years in the City of Pittsburgh including the homeless, shut-ins, and the disabled.

Pittsburgh Yoga Collective: Bringing the Benefits of Yoga to Underserved & At-risk Communities

Pittsburgh Yoga Collective: Bringing the Benefits of Yoga to Underserved & At-risk Communities

Yoga provides a myriad of benefits both physical and mental to its practitioners. The Pittsburgh Yoga Collective (PYC) is a nonprofit organization located in Pittsburgh whose mission is to bring the practice of yoga and mindfulness to the many diverse populations and groups in the Pittsburgh region, including underserved and at-risk populations. The collective was created by Caitlin Lasky who brings her passion for helping others and her love of yoga combined with her work in local non-profits and her yoga training here, in Philadelphia, D.C. and New York City to create this brand new initiative.

Mayor William Peduto Delivers State of the City Address

Mayor William Peduto Delivers State of the City Address

It has been a momentous year fighting for the city we love. With your help we approved an Act 47 plan that will finally lead us out of a decades of fiscal distress, and we earned a credit rating upgrade as a result. We hired a visionary police chief who will restore morale among the ranks and trust in the community. This year alone there has been over a quarter-billion-dollars worth of economic investment in Pittsburgh, and we’ve come to expect national and international accolades for our city’s remarkable transformation.

City of Pittsburgh Seeks Partners for Public Art Grant

City of Pittsburgh Seeks Partners for Public Art Grant

The City of Pittsburgh is pleased to announce that it has been invited to apply for the newly announced Public Art Challenge Grant, offered by Bloomberg Philanthropies.

Got a Great Startup Idea? Apply to Thrill Mill Now!

Got a Great Startup Idea? Apply to Thrill Mill Now!

Thrill Mill, Inc. is an incubator that provides funding, mentorship and office space for startups and and entrepreneurs that have creative ideas. Thrill Mill brings a creative and collaborative atmosphere to their nurturing of talent. They started as a non profit in 2012 to work with early-stage entrepreneurs; helping them to polish their ideas and then showcasing them at their Thrival Music and Innovation Festival.

Mayor William Peduto to Hold “Mayor’s Night Out” in Homewood Tuesday

Mayor William Peduto to Hold “Mayor’s Night Out” in Homewood Tuesday

PITTSBURGH, PA (Oct. 15, 2014) Mayor William Peduto and his top staff will hear neighborhood concerns and issues Wednesday night in Homewood, in the eighth installment of his “Mayor’s Night Out/Mayor’s Night In” community events.

ReelAbilities Film Festival: Real People. Real Stories. Really Good Films.

ReelAbilities Film Festival: Real People. Real Stories. Really Good Films.

JFilm and FISA will present the 2nd Annual ReelAbilities Pittsburgh Disabilities Film Festival on October 22, 26 and 30, 2014. The festival promotes awareness and appreciation of the lives and stories of people with different disabilities by showcasing award winning films by and about people with disabilities. Viewings of these films are enriched by post-screening discussions and programs to bring together the community to further explore and celebrate the diversity of our shared human experience.

Mayor, Police Chief to Participate in “Mayor’s Night On-Air” Tonight

Mayor, Police Chief to Participate in “Mayor’s Night On-Air” Tonight

Mayor William Peduto and Acting Chief of Police Cameron McLay will be panelists in a community forum tonight to discuss police/community relations in the City of Pittsburgh. The panel, hosted by Essential Pittsburgh’s Paul Guggenheimer, will also include former police officer Sheldon Williams and Brandi Fisher, president of Alliance for Police Accountability. The discussion will be broadcast live on 90.5 FM, WESA.