Randyland, an ever-changing art space with a familiar face

June 29, 2018 Randy Gilson bought his property on Arch Street on the North Side for $11,300 in 1997, according to property records. The property that would have been torn down is now the most colorfully vibrant building in the city, free for the public to enjoy… Read more at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette…

Pittsburgh let the dogs out

June 22, 2018 The dog days of summer don’t officially begin until early July, but it was doggy days Friday at UPMC’s Hillman Cancer Center and at the City-County Building. UPMC recognized therapy dogs with a “Silver Paw Award” to mark their fifth year of volunteering at the cancer center. Frankie and Corey, 11-year-old retired…

Kennywood’s Phantom’s Revenge places third in national poll

June 22, 2018 Although Kennywood’s Phantom’s Revenge may be a Pittsburgh favorite, the coaster didn’t quite snag the number one spot in USA Today’s 2018 Reader’s Choice for “Favorite Roller Coaster in America.” USA Today announced the top 10 winners at noon on Friday, selected from the public’s votes. Phantom placed honorably in the third spot…

Good Samaritan finds lost wedding shoe owner through social media

June 20, 2018 Without the help of a social media-savvy good Samaritan, bride-to-be Justyna Ausareny could have been walking down the aisle barefoot. On her way to her final dress fitting last Wednesday, Ms. Ausareny’s fiance, Gordon Bailey, carried the shoes out to the car. In the process of rearranging items in the vehicle, he…

Black bear sighted in Morningside, Highland Park

June 13, 2018 Bears are becoming a common sight across the Pittsburgh area this summer. Residents in White Hall, Swissvale, Edgewood and Greenfield have reportedly witnessed black bears over the past few weeks. The most recent sighting? Morningside and Highland Park… Read more at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette… Visual courtesy of Pittsburgh Public Safety.

Mayor Peduto unveils Prepared Pittsburgh, community-conscious climate initiative

June 4, 2018 AmeriCorps VISTA fellow Michael Roth and Mayor Bill Peduto announced Monday the city’s new climate change initiative “Prepared Pittsburgh.” The program will provide free community classes across the city surrounding “climate-related risks and ongoing stresses affecting their communities.” “All these programs not only make us a stronger community; they make us stronger individually,” Mr. Peduto…

What’s going on with Point State Park’s main fountain?

June 5, 2018 Despite the recent warm and sunny weather, a Pittsburgh summer staple will be making a later appearance than usual this year. The Point State Park fountain’s main center spray, which can push water up to 120 feet, is currently under repair due to spring’s excessive, lingering flood season… Read more at the…