Dancers balance physical and mental health

April 17, 2018 Kimmie Prokurat feels her best when fully rested, prepping plant-based meals for the week to align with her vegan lifestyle and writing in her gratitude journal. Mark Burrell made the switch to a vegetarian lifestyle about 10 months ago because he wanted to have a better, sustained energy throughout his busy days…

Book clubs engage readers around the Pittsburgh area

Groups cover a variety of books and topics, utilize local cafes and stores to discuss March 27, 2018 Alex Challoner wasn’t initially planning on starting her own book club when she moved to Pittsburgh from the West Coast – she actually wanted to join one. Grace Muller didn’t plan on starting one either, but when…

Mental health concern for victims of sexual abuse

February 13, 2018 #MeToo movement raises awareness, brings support to victims With a wave of high-profile victims professing their own personal experiences of sexual harassment and abuse, the #MeToo movement, revived from its original campaign in the 1990s, has revitalized a deeper conversation about what it means for women who have been abused, and how…

Indoor gardening, a growing pastime

City dwellers create small-space gardens to brighten their homes and plates One thing Patty Logan noticed when she opened City Grows in Lawrenceville was that young people were pouring through the doors in all seasons to garnish their abodes with greenery. In her work as a Garden Educator, Redding Jackson has noticed that from a…

Wigle Whiskey brings distilling back to Pittsburgh

First Monongahela rye crafted within city limits since Prohibition For the Meyer family, Wigle Whiskey isn’t just a business. It’s a commitment to the community to bring back a historic craft lost in this area decades before. The operation they’ve built from a small space in the Strip District has grown over the years from…

Socialism on the rise following last year’s election

Pittsburgh elects two DSA endorsed candidates Anita Prizio decided to run for county council in Pittsburgh’s 3rd District because she felt the government needed to be more transparent and proactive in its communities. Mikhail Pappas was determined to run for district justice in Pittsburgh’s 31st District to combat gentrification, mass incarceration and the drug epidemic…

Pittsburgh Adds “Foodie City” to its Growing List of Titles

  Over the past five years, Pittsburgh has gained traction in the restaurant industry, and those who have been a part of it continue to see more customers flocking through their doors asking for food and drinks to surprise and satisfy their adapting palettes. There are plenty of new restaurants, bars and bistros popping up…