Sunday, August 23, 2009

Positively Pittsburgh Live News, June 15, 2009, Volume 9

Positively Pittsburgh Live News,

Positively Pittsburgh Live Guests, 6-15-09

PPL Talkcast, Stuff to Do in Pittsburgh, Museums
• Frick Art & Historical, Greg Langel
• Seldom Seen Mine, Representative Gary Haluska
• Carnegie Museum of Art, Ellen James
• Pennsylvania Trolley Museum , Scott Becker

Positively Pittsburgh Live News

Magee Research Institute and Foundation

Here’s your opportunity to provide your family and friends with discounted tickets to Sandcastle Waterpark for only $21.50 and a portion of your purchase will help raise funds for Magee-Womens Research Institute as they continue to achieve excellence in research related to the health of women and infants.

You can receive your discounted tickets by using the Coupon Code 300900221. Enter this code into the appropriately marked area when ordering online at Discount only applies to the $27.99 regular gate price. Please forward on to your family, friends and co-workers and let them get in on the fun too.
Call 412-462-6666 for details.

Book Launch Party with Barbara Schwarck and Bill Weil
From Intuition to Entrepreneurship:
A Woman's Guide to Following Her Dream

Barbara Schwarck and Bill Weil have teamed up and wrote a phenomenal book for any woman who is either thinking of starting a business or has already started a business. The book has been called a "yummy treat" and a "must-read" by Eli Davidson, M.A., international bestselling author of Funky to Fabulous and The Today Show's "Reinvention Expert"
By taking a unique approach and blending Eastern and Western traditions, Barbara and Bill created a step-by-step workbook to support budding entrepreneurs on their journey to success. For more information visit
On Thursday, June 18th, the authors are hosting an open-to-all party and book signing to celebrate the release of their book. Network with your peers, meet the authors, and enjoy a stimulating presentation: "Are You Congruent with Your Goals?" - followed by a demonstration of Neuro Emotional Technique.
Thursday, June 18 at 6:30 PM
First Commonwealth Bank in Squirrel Hill
5847 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15217
Get Map & Directions

Entrepreneurial Thursdays

Musical Networking Happy Hour
5:30 PM - 8 PM
Little E's Jazz & Blues
949 Liberty Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15222
2nd Floor above Mahoney's Restaurant

Hosted by Jazz/R&B Vocalist - Jessica Lee
June 18, 2009
"Robotics Ventures "
Featuring Interviews with:
• Dr. Ralph Hollis, Research Professor at the Robotics Institute at Carnegie Mellon University
• Dr. Metin Sitti, Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University. Dr. Sitti researches micro and nanoscale robotic systems in his NanoRobotics Lab (

~ Pittsburgh's Diverse Communities Coming Together To Celebrate Positive Arts And Universal Social Change ~
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Royal Tribe - Upcoming Dates

Royal Tribe Music
Arts organization
June - Stand Up Now S.U.N. Tour - If interested in participating Contact us click here
June 25 - Chaka Khan Heinz Hall Original R and B Diva experience a night you wont forget We have tickets for sale. Please show your support click here
June 27- Evolution: Fashion and Art Show. Club Dreamz and Restaurant, 108 19th Street, Strip District. Please show your support.

$10.00 Off Tickets to 8 Track

*Offer good Wednesdays & Thursdays through July 30
8-TRACK, The Sounds of the 70’s is a joyous journey through the greatest hits of the 1970s, starring the music of The Emotions, The Carpenters, The Doobie Brothers, Labelle, Barry Manilow, Marvin Gaye, The Bee Gees, Helen Reddy and many more! With its powerful rhythms and dazzling harmonies, 8-TRACK, The Sounds of the 70’s is a rockin’ good time. Put on your polyester shirt, wrap-around skirt, platform shoes (don’t forget your mood ring) and boogie down to ten years of groundbreaking music.
Use promotional code 13157 to receive a $10 discount for Wednesday and Thursday performances of 8-TRACK, The Sounds of The 70's through July 30!

PCA 2009 Annual Golf Invitational
“Benefits Burned Kids”

The Pittsburgh Claims Association 2009 Annual Golf Invitational will donate a portion of the profits from this event to benefit a local summer camp for children that have suffered severe burns.

Summer Camp for burned children, held each summer at a local well known camp in Western Pennsylvania. The camp has been offered free of charge to all children who have been burn center patients. When kids are burned, life changes. During their hospital stay, kids must cope with pain and with separation from family, friends and school. Recovery is an ongoing process, and kids may feel that they are “different.” If kids have visible scars or wear pressure garments, they may feel that they don’t fit in with other kids.

At camp, children ages 7 to 17 meet to share personal stories and new experiences. In this supportive environment, kids are encouraged to meet new challenges and take positive risks that help boost their self-esteem. Adventures such as horseback riding or rope climbing help build confidence as well as strong bodies.

Camp is a place where kids’ scars and struggles do not limit their opportunities for friendship and laughter. The counselors ensure that every camper gets the most from the camp experience. Children are transported by bus to camp and back. Skilled medical staff is equipped for emergencies and are able to supervise dressing changes, pressure garments and scheduled medications.

Burn Center Summer Camp receives financial support from various local organizations and individuals. The event sells out every year and is staged at Churchill CC on Monday June 22nd. Sponsorships at this year’s invitational will help the Pittsburgh Claims Association make what we would like to be a considerable contribution to this year’s benefactor.

Thank You! Your support is needed to accomplish this goal.
For More Information Contact: Tim Dillon- 412-621-6070

Don't forget - The Samuel J Foundation's Fifth Annual “Sam’s Summer Splash” fundraiser
is coming up on June 27, 2009, at 6:30 pm at Scott Township Pool. Tickets are only $5 per person age 4 and up (children under 4 are free) or just $4 per person for groups of 10 or more (perfect for sports teams, scout troops or groups). Refreshments, including KFC, games for the kids and music by DJ Roy Smith are included in the price of admission. There will also be a 50/50 raffle and ticket auction (including Steeler tickets!).

Proceeds from this event will support Sam’s Snack Wagon, a snack cart program for parents and children on the inpatient oncology unit and outpatient hematology/oncology clinic at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh. Sam’s Snack Wagon was started as something tangible that could serve as a daily reminder for these families that someone is thinking about them, and that they are not alone. Many parents have said that when their children are discouraged about having to go to the hospital, reminding them of the snack cart lifts their spirits and encourages them
For Summer Splash tickets, to donate to Sam’s Snack Wagon, or for more information about the Samuel J Foundation, visit, or contact Kelly Johnson at (724)693-9901.

Roving Pittsburgher Report

Entrepreneur’s Growth Conference,
day long event h eld by Duquesne, Small Business Development Center--best breakout session, this author has ever seen on marketing, Dick Dross, P.E.R.S.U.A.D.E.

What the Butler Saw

Jerry Springer meets legitimate theatre type farce which blatantly attacks everything you probably ever believed in but somehow comes out alright in the end. Advertised as rather ribald by the PICT, less offensive than one would have imagined when it was originally run in the late sixties, by today’s standards it’s a bit tame, nevertheless controversial. It’s fast paced and you have to be quick to catch all of the humor.
Check out the entire review at
Actually bares seeing twice so that you can get all of the sublte and not so subtle comedy. It’s fast, frenetic and just a little ribald.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

PositivelyPittsburghLive, Pittsburgh Consignment and Thrift Shops 8-3-09

Positively Pittsburgh Live Guests, 8-3-09

• Bonnie Rubin, Executive Director , National Council of Jewish Women, Pittsburgh Section
• Suzanne Venneri Travel Broker/Results Travel, Thrift and Consignment Shop Tours
• Terry Chesky , co-owners of Consignment Cottage
• Sally Power, Treasure House Fashions

Bonnie Rubin
Executive Director
National Council of Jewish Women, Pittsburgh Section

University of Pittsburgh; Undergraduate degree Bachelor of Science in Education; Masters Public Policy Management degree Graduate School of Public and International Affairs (GSPIA)
Background: 27years in retail; children’s clothing business; owner operator
Production Manager for Functional Art company; artist; faux finish painter;
Mother of 3 boys; 32, 21, 17
Bonnie Rubin
Chief Operations Officer, NCJW Pittsburgh Section
1620 Murray Ave; Pittsburgh PA 15217

Our mission:
The National Council of Jewish Women, NCJW, is a grassroots organization of volunteers and advocates who turn progressive ideals into action. Inspired by Jewish values, NCJW strives for social justice by improving the quality of life for women, children and families and by safeguarding individual rights and freedoms.

Our organization and our section are 116 years old and we have been serving the general community through advocacy, education and community service since 1893.
We have been involved in many grassroots efforts concerning domestic abuse, judicial nominations, reproductive rights and education.
Our volunteers are known for identifying community needs and addressing those needs through various programs and projects that then grow and spin off on their own. Examples would be; free lunch programs in the schools, Head Start, Race for the Cure, Senior Daycare, School for the Blind, and many more. You can visit our website at to learn more about what we have accomplished.

We run three social enterprises to support our organization. Thriftique is our upscale thrift shop located in Swissvale Shopping Center and we pride our selves on the high quality of our merchandise. The shop features a Designer boutique, furniture, house hold items, shoes, accessories and much more. Our website has all the details as well as a monthly calendar and coupons. Our Suit Yourself Voucher program is available through partner organizations fo women returning to the workforce. We host 3 different special needs schools in a program of work and life skill learning. Our address is 7400 Church Street 15218

DDB Designer Days Boutique is our high end Consignment shop that features designer, couture and better boutique merchandise. We do not carry mall store brands and customers can find labels for less from names like Louis Vuitton, Prada, Chanel, D&G, St John, Armani, Coach, Marc Jacobs and more. Our website has all the details about shopping and consigning at DDB. We feature a Girls Night Out program for women’s organizations, monthly sales, and all proceeds support NCJW non-sectarian community service projects. Our address is 5846 Ellsworth Avenue 15232 421-441-0330

Designer Days is our annual fundraising event held in Monroeville at the new Monroeville Convention Center (formerly the Wickes building). We have a preview on Friday November 6 with a $20 admission and Saturday November 7 and Sunday November 8 are free. This year we are partnering with Good Taste Pittsburgh who is holding their food show on Saturday November 7.

We are on Facebook, My space as DesignerDaysBoutique and as Designer_Days.


Suzanne Venneri Travel Broker/Results Travel
Consignment and Thrift Shop Day Tours

2516 State Ave
Coraopolis, Pa. 15108
OFFICE:(412-264-6386 or 412-264-8446)
FAX :(412-299-1363)

Travel broker in the business for the past15 yrs. arranging cruises,all inclusive vacations,Hawaii. Disney, Europe, honeymoons, destination weddings and bustrips for organizations. The client meeting.planning,pricing,implementing,and delivery of documents are done in a very personal yet professional manner. My clients realize the importance of placing their travel needs into the hands of an experienced professional.

Consignment and Thrift Shop Day Tours

1) This is a twice a year fall /spring Saturday(9-5) Ladies Only bustrip.
2) A trip is about 17 passengers for a small bus. So if someone calls with a group of 10 interested ladies, i begin the process of pricing the bus companies, reserving the 4 consignment stops,etc. However the minimum number is 17 passengers.
3) Can you imagine a bus filled with women who just found a real bargin--- going down the bus aisles to their seat saying"Look what I found!'
4)I arrange 4 consignment shops from the West North and South Hills area plus a lunch break. With traveling time factored in, the trip is usually from 9am to 5pm.
5) The hosting consignment stores will offer refreshments and usually "money off" coupon.

So please call me with 10 interested ladies in taking a "consignment bustrip" at 412-264-8446.

Consignment Cottage
Terry Chesky

Long-time lovers of all things second-hand, Consignment Cottage owners
Jean Maggio and Terry Chesky opened their first store in 1992 in a tiny 750 sq. foot cottage on Moon Clinton Road in Moon Township. The mother-daughter team envisioned a store where customers would find high quality, contemporary resale merchandise in an attractive and comfortable setting.

In 1997, the business was expanded again to include a second location in Sewickley. Consignment Cottage is staffed by the owners as well as 4 part-time employees and even other family members on occasion.

With two unique stores, Consignment Cottage is a favorite of resale customers from all over the Pittsburgh area. Both stores focus on better-label, current styles from popular designers. The smaller Sewickley store features ladies clothing through size 18 as well as junior clothing. Accessories such as jewelry, and designer purses and shoes are also popular finds. The much larger Moon Township store carries ladies, plus sizes, teens, mens, and maternity clothing. In addition, the store features home accents & small furniture. Expectant moms are happy to find not only resale maternity clothing, but new breastfeeding supplies, including pumps and pump rentals. The teen department is the fastest growing segment of the business.

With an increased awareness of the environmental and economic advantages of shopping resale, Consignment Cottage continues to grow and adapt to the changing retail environment and looks forward to many more successful years in business.


Terry Chesky and Jean Maggio are co-owners of Consignment Cottage, with locations in Moon Township and Sewickley.

With no formal background in business, Terry credits much of the success of the business to a great working relationship with her mother and partner.
Jean’s background includes running her own catering business for over 10 years. As a registered nurse and certified lactation consultant, Terry can sometimes be found in the maternity department of the Moon store, talking with a pregnant or nursing mom.

In addition to almost 17 years of experience, Terry and Jean are members of the National Association of Resale and Thrift Stores. (NARTS)
Over the years they have attended over a dozen regional and national educational conferences. They credit the organization with keeping them up to date on the resale industry. They have conducted many fashion shows for various organizations throughout the area.

Consignment Cottage is a true family-owned and run business.
Terry will celebrate her 30th Anniversary this year to Bob, who can often be seen cutting the grass or doing other maintenance on the business property. They have 5 children, and as of July 25th, a new daughter-in-law. While now young adults, all the Chesky children have put time in the shop at some point in their lives.
Jean is married to Vince who also finds a list of honey-do chores at the shop.
Terry’s sister Kim works in the shop occasionally as well

Talking Points

• Definite increase in business. Probably due to increased media attention on looking for alternatives to regular retail
• Common misconception is that people who shop resale do so because they have to save money. Most shoppers don’t HAVE to shop resale… they WANT to shop resale!
• Resale shopping is guilt-free shopping, and women (who make up the majority of our shoppers) LOVE to shop!
• Teen shoppers are a rapidly growing segment of our shoppers
• Save 50-90% off retail
• Shopping resale gives us more choices in life, allows us to re-think our priorities.
• Shopping resale is like a treasure hunt. More variety in resale shops
• “a really green form of retail!”
• We love educating shoppers about the advantages of shopping resale. We love doing fashion shows.
• More value for your money.
• Shopping resale is shopping local
• Shoppers are happy to walk into a store where the owners or managers know them by name.
• Most resale, thrift and consignment shops will happily refer shoppers from one to the other
Terry Chesky
Consignment Cottage
234 Moon Clinton Rd
Moon Township, PA 15108

Sally Power
Treasure House Fashions

8035 McKnight Road Suite G-2
Pittsburgh, PA 15237

Treasure House Fashions…a quality resale shop with a tender heart is a 501(c)3 corporation, dedicated to promoting the dignity and self esteem of women, particularly women in transition and/or crisis by providing gently-worn, quality clothing.

We network with over 50 community organizations and churches, providing them with gift certificates for clothing to distribute to their clients (see our website for specific agencies – This allows their clients the dignity of selecting clothing at our shop that fits their personal taste, as well as their needs.
• Our resale shop is open to the public to generate operating revenue.
• We offer HALF OFF discounts once per week to single mothers and senior women (55+).
• All sales associates and board members are volunteers.
• We received the Outstanding Philanthropic Organization Award for 2007 from the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP).

Points of Interest:
• Currently doing our BAG SALE – all the clothes you can stuff in a brown grocery bag – bags - $30 and SMALL BAGS - $20. We provide the bags and you get the bargains! We do this twice per year (AUG & FEB) to close out our seasons.
• GIRLS’ NIGHT OUT – a great way for women’s groups to experience our shop. We book an after-hours shopping spree for a women’s group. It’s a fun social event for the ladies – we all love to shop- and it generates additional funds for our mission…as well as getting more ladies to know exactly what Treasure House Fashions has to offer for women.
• Some women’s groups have also provided a GIRLS’ night Out for agencies such as the Pgh. Women’s Center & Shelter

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PositivelyPittsburghLiveNews, August 3, 2009, Volume 16

Positively Pittsburgh Live Guests, 8-3-09

• Bonnie Rubin, Executive Director , National Council of Jewish Women, Pittsburgh Section
• Suzanne Venneri Travel Broker/Results Travel, Thrift and Consignment Shop Tours
• Terry Chesky , co-owners of Consignment Cottage
• Sally Power, Treasure House Fashions

Hear the news and guests archived at: at Positively Pittsburgh Live at:

Or on TalkShoe at:

From Debra Dion Kirske and Women Supporting Women

August 15th: Savor the last days of summer hanging out at Camp Conshatawba located at Summerhill, Cambria County. Come spend the afternoon from 1 - 5 pm doing activities such as swimming, hiking or relaxing. Or opt to stay all evening into the night enjoying dinner and participating in a special campfire ceremony. Then spend the night in a classic platform tent or modern lodge. Price for the afternoon is $10 and the stay over option is $25. Please register at or call 800-248-3355 x 1008.

August 15th: National Association of Women Business Owners is presenting another opportunity to participate in having “Coffee with the President”, Meet NAWBO current president Jill Kummer at 10 am at Panera Bread, 3401 Blvd of the Allies, Pittsburgh. The cost to attend this event is free. Please RSVP for the event to

September 24 – WIN-Pittsburgh Professional Development Day – a breakfast and Lunch workshop – Keynote Rebecca Lamperski speaks on “Your Life in full Bloom- How to Plant the Seeds of a Successful Future – plus two breakout sessions – or Linda Handley at 412-337-3430 –

October 2nd: NAWBO Day! (National Association of Women Business Owners). The event starts at 8am – 3pm and will be held at The Radisson Hotel in Green Tree! Excellent workshops and speakers! Go To

The Decemberists
Friday, August 14 | 8pm
Byham Theater
Presented by CDLive
“The beauty of The Decemberists is that their music is completely impossible to classify.”
-Richmond Times-Dispatch

In their ambitious 2009 album The Hazards of Love, the Decemberists tackle their most ambitious project to date: a 17-song narrative blending ancient language and fantastical imagery with the band’s inimitable vagabond pop style. It’s a fitting follow-up to the group’s 2006 breakthrough The Crane Wife, which NPR listeners voted their favorite album of the year. The Hazards of Love solidifies the Decemberists as one of the most innovative and creative forces in music today.

TOPIC: Green Businesses: Agricultural Entrepreneurship
Craig Sweger, Program Director of the Agricultural Entrepreneurship Program at University of Pittsburgh, joins Volunteers of America – Working Order on Wednesday, August 12th from 12 noon to 1 pm to speak about Green Businesses and Rural and Urban Farming.
An experienced agricultural businessman with more than 30 years of experience as the owner and operator of a 385-acre commercial hay farm and a farm machinery sales and service company, Mr. Sweger brings a level of understanding that many business development initiatives lack in this sector.
Join us to learn more about owning and operating an agricultural business in today’s market place.
Please RSVP to 412-782-5344 or email us at Feel free to share the attached invitation with your network!

1st Annual Childrens Walk
for Peace / Unity And against All Violence
Saturday, August 15, 2009 at 11 AM
The children of the Northside are inviting everyone to come support them in burying the violence and raising up peace in our communities. The children & young people are more likely to be victims of violence than any other age group. They have asked us and we are asking all of you to support N.S.O.T., our children and our communities at this momentous time in a monumental effort to rid our communities of all forms of violence!
Walk begins at Columbus Middle School, Brighton Road
@ Charles Street Parking Lot at 11:00 AM
and ends at West Park
Festivities Include:
• Clowns • Magicians • Live Entertainment, Face Painting • Trackless, Train, Children’s Prizes/
For more Information, Contact:
Fred “Pookie’ Fortson 412– 628-2936
Allen ‘Abbey’ Turner 412-728-0597
Will Thompkins 412-321-2774
Fred ‘Scrappy’ Bulls 412-805-5473
Reggie Ward 412-321-6568

Join us on this Walk to start the
kick-off of UNITY DAY....
3rd Annual Community Unity Gathering
Saturday, August 15, 2009

Noon - 9 PM
1:45 - 3:00 DJ MAC DADDY
3:00 - 3:30 ARTISTREE
Kids Will Have The Best Time Of The Summer
Face Painting - Magicians - Games - Rides - Food - Drinks - Clowns You’re Gonna Love It!!!

3rd Annual Community Unity Gathering

Saturday, August 15, 2009
12 Noon - 9 PM

From Women and Girls Foundation
Historic County Council
Gender and Race Wage Equity Legislation

At the Allegheny County Council committee meeting on Thursday, July 2nd, the historic Race & Gender Wage Equity bill passed 14-0! The legislation, which was announced on April 27 by WGF Executive Director Heather Arnet and County Executive Dan Onorato, is a great start to the work we need to do in our region to ensure wage equity for women and girls.

This important legislation comes on the heels of the recently released City of Pittsburgh Gender and Race Wage Equity Study which explored whether economic inequities exist for women and people of color employed by the City of Pittsburgh. Our city and county's commitment to the important issue of the wage gap in our region is energizing and encouraging, and we are thrilled this legislation was passed unanimously.
We also applaud the passage of the Human Relations Committee bill, as both pieces of legislation are a great show of support for the county's commitment to achieving equality in our region!
At WGF, we will continue to work for equality and we're excited for the next steps in moving forward to ensure fair treatment for all.

Steeltown Heroes

Alice Wilson, East End Community Thrift Shop (Honored with NAWBO, Make the Connection Award in April of 2009)
Volunteered there for 16 years since it opened.
Supervisor of the stockroom but is retired as teacher at Carrick Pittsburgh Public Schools, where she started her volunteer work staying on to tutor students after school. Then she moved to Conley Vocational Schools where she tutored young girls working to get their GED’s.

Roving Pittsburgher Report

Joanne Spent the evening at Castle Shannon Fire Department Festival. Never ceased to be a blast over the years. Great carnival atmosphere.
Entrepreneurial Thursdays, Food Entrepreneurs met Patrick Michael of Jemila, from Aliquippa who manufacturers great healthy mixes to make your own Middle Eastern Food which will then be both healthy and fresh.

Listen Each Week on Monday from 7 to 8 PM to PositivelyPittsburghLive News, RovingPittsburgherReport and SteeltownHeroes, Just before roundtable discussion with PositivelyPittsburghLiveGuests at: or on the Pittsburgh Internet Radio Network at: at:

Friday, August 21, 2009

PositivelyPittsburghLive News, Vol. 19, August 17, 2009

Guests on Positively Pittsburgh Live Talkcast 8-10-09, Pittsburgh Jazz Scene
George Kazias, Little E’s
Kevin Amos, Producer and Organizer
Roger Humphries, RHFactor

Positively Pittsburgh Live News

Friday, Aug 21 2009 @ 7pm
J.A.M. Worship Experience/Concert

held at Ebenezer Baptist Church in the Hill District
Performances from national, along with local gospel artists who are on their way to national recognition.
We have God's Image, Ministree, Team X, Curtis Lewis, Jr. and the city-wide JAM Choir, Rev. R.J. and Shift, Light Da Flow Minista, Rev. Joseph Lewis and many more guest artist! Our Talent Search winners in two categories will also minister and win a chance at recording contracts, photo shoots and much more!
Tickets will be $15.00 per person at the door.
Group tickets can be purchased prior to August 21st at a group rate of $10.00 per person for groups of 15 or more with reserved seating.
For more information contact Minister Kay Brown at 412.450.8008

CD LIve! Presents The Tragically Hip‏
From: Lauren Bracey (

Monday, August 10, 2009
Contact: Lauren Bracey, 412.471.3591,
CD Live! Presents The Tragically Hip
8 pm, Friday, October 16, 2009, Byham Theater

Brought to you by 91.3 WYEP, The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust and Three Rivers Arts Festival

PITTSBURGH – The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, 91.3 WYEP and Three Rivers Arts Festival are pleased to announce CD Live! presents The Tragically Hip at 8 pm, Friday, October 16, 2009, at the Byham Theater in downtown Pittsburgh
Critically acclaimed for over two decades, The Tragically Hip has been at the heart of the Canadian music scene, evoking a strong emotional connection between their music and their fans that remains unrivaled in this country. A five-piece group of friends including Robby Baker (guitar), Gordon Downie (vocals, guitar), Johnny Fay (drums), Paul Langlois (guitar) and Gord Sinclair (bass), who grew up in Kingston, Ontario, The Hip has achieved the enviable status of a band that enjoys both mass popularity with over 8 million albums sold worldwide, as well as peer recognition through 31 Juno Award Nominations and 11 wins.

From: Global Pittsburgh, Bayer MaterialScience Wins DOE Grant for Wind Turbine Blade Research Using Carbon Nanotube Technology
Pittsburgh-based Bayer MaterialScience LLC has been selected to receive a $750,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Energy to support development and testing of advanced composite technologies for larger, more efficient and more powerful wind turbine blades,

Little E's
Where Music Happens

Vocalist Jessica Lee & Friends
Musical Networking Happy Hour
5:30 PM - 8 PM
Little E's Jazz & Blues
949 Liberty Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15222
2nd Floor above Mahoney's Restaurant
Cover Charge: Only $5.00!
Live Music by City's Great Jazz/R&B Artists!
Interviews @ Musical Break with City's Leading Entrepreneurs/Innovators!
Great Business & Professional Networking!
August 20, 2009
"Energy Entrepreneurs "

Don Aliquo Sr. & Don Aliquo Jr.

Time: August 18, 2009 from 5pm to 7pm
Location: Katz Plaza
Organized By: Don Aliquo
Event Description:
Presented by: The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust
Trust Education and Community Engagement Department
Venue: Katz Plaza
Tuesday, August 18, 2009, 5:00 PM
Tickets: FREE

Sent in by Producer Kevin Amos



About Xhosa
Xhosa is a Bantu language spoken by 8 million speakers in southern Africa. It is the official language of South Africa. Xhosa has both tone and clicks as linguistic features, as well as fifteen noun classes. It is written using the Latin alphabet with the letters c, x, and q indicating clicks.

412-624-5512 E-mail:

Running for Public Office

Running for Public Office is a part-time 12 week experiential learning program designed by Coro Pittsburgh strives to strengthen citizen participation in public elections and to increase the diversity and level of preparation of candidates running for office and managing campaigns in Greater Pittsburgh.
Our goal is to recruit, select, engage and prepare highly motivated individuals to lead and assist in successful electoral campaigns in Greater Pittsburgh. Participants will learn how to get involved in electoral campaigns or run for public office by developing mock campaigns. Running for Public Office will focus on the process of becoming involved and will not focus on a particular ideology, political party, or policy agenda.
Running for Public Office includes 42 hours of seminar, conducted in twelve consecutive Thursday sessions from 5:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
For more information on the program, or to nominate a candidate, please contact Misti McKeehen at or 412-258-2676.
Tuition is $150.00 with scholarships available.

irls Coalition
Quarterly Programming

Second in the Series: Programming...Empowerment...Health

Please join us for a conversation and workshop with Sue Frietsche, Senior Staff Attorney with the Women's Law Project, Sally Mole, Program Manager for the Alternative Education Department of the Pittsburgh Public Schools, and Gail Brown, from the Pittsburgh Action Against Rape (PAAR) Education and Training Department.

This program will include a panel presentation and discussion about girls' rights & equal access to athletic opportunities, the rights of pregnant and parenting teens and responsibilities of educators in addition to providing facts and resources pertaining to sexual harassment in the schools.
Date:Wednesday, September 2nd Time:8:30am - 10:30am
Location: Calvary Church
315 Shady Avenue at Walnut Street; Pittsburgh , PA 15222
Ample free parking is available.Cost: $15.00

If you must pay for the event using a check or purchase order, please call 412.253.3263 to register.
About Girls Coalition of Southwestern Pennsylvania

The Girls Coalition of Southwestern Pennsylvania is a network of providers, funders and community leaders dedicated to improving the lives of girls in our region. We bring together people and resources to educate, advocate and network on behalf of girls.

Event: Harvest Day

Date: Sunday, August 30, 2009
Time: 1:00 – 4:00 pm
Place: Woodville Plantation, 1375 Washington Pike, Bridgeville, PA 15017
Cost: $5.00 for Adults, $10.00 for Families


BRIDGEVILLE, PA (August 17, 2009) – Step back in time at Woodville Plantation as this living history museum treats visitors to a special look at the gardens of Woodville. On Sunday, August 30, 2009, visitors are invited to join the gardeners of Woodville Plantation as they harvest crops grown at the site during the summer season. From 1 to 4 pm, guests can meet the head gardener and learn about 18th century crops, growing techniques and tools. Admission to this special event is $5.00 per person or $10.00 per family.

Woodville Plantation, the home of John and Presley Neville, is Western Pennsylvania’s link to the late 18th century. visit Woodville’s website at or call
Rob Windhorst

Group: Pittsburgh Tech Council
Subject: New comment (2) on "What are the best after work networking events in Pittsburgh?"
Another gathering event in Pittsburgh is the Pittsburgh's Geeks held on the 1st Thursday of every other month at the Church Brew Works at 3525 Liberty Avenue in Lawrenceville. The 66th Geek Night was held August 6, 2009. Admission and parking is free. Additional info is at
Posted by Christine D. Chojnicki

PositivelyPittsburghLive, 8-10-09 Pittsburgh Jazz Scene


George P. Kazas/Managing Partner of Little E's Jazz Club

Born and raised in Aliquippa PA
University of Pittsburgh
Played Trumpet for 12 years.

Little E's Jazz Club/downtown Pittsburgh
Coming up on 1 year Anniversary
Live music 4 nights a week
Full bar and menu
Little E's Created for the cultivation and preservation of Jazz

George P. Kazas
Little E's "Where Music Happens"
949 Liberty Avenue Upper Level
Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Roger Humphries RH Factor •
Roger Humphries: Bio
Roger was three year old when his family first discovered his early talent at playing drums.

When Roger was 4 1/2 year old he sat in with the Tab Smith Big
Band. His Uncle Frank Humphries was working with the Tab Smith band along with Savannah Churchill at the time.
He began playing professionally at the age of fourteen. He led his own group at Carnegie Music Hall when just sixteen. "I've had a love for music as long as I can remember. He was encouraged by his older brothers Lawrence Jr. and Norman who were musicians at that time. Additionally, Roger's son Roger Jr. and Norman's son Gregory have followed in their footsteps as professional drummers.

In August of 1962 began Roger's first major road job. He joined Stanley Turrentine (also from Pittsburgh) and Shirley Scott at the Hurricane in the Hill District of Pittsburgh.

In 1964 Roger went to New York to join the Horace Silver Quintet. While with Silver, he toured Europe twice and appeared at the Monterey Jazz Festival, There, he was interviewed by renowned jazz writer, Leonard Feather. A summary of that interview is included in the Encyclopedia of Jazz in the Sixties
Roger recorded three albums while working with Horace Silver.
They were "Song for My Father", "Cape Verderan Blues" and "Jody Grind". The
Song for My Father album is one of the most legendary album's of our time, still being played by most jazz radio station as a popular hit. His tenure with the great Horace Silver lasted a little over three years from 1964 through 1967. During those three albums recordings he played with such giants as, Joe Henderson, James Spalding, Tyrone Washington saxophone, Teddy Smith, Larry Ridley bass, Woody Shaw, Carmell Jones trumpeters and J.J. Johnson trombone.

In 1965 Roger recorded with the great trumpeter Carmell Jones, the album called "Jay Hawk Talk".

He also recorded with such artists as, Geri Alan, Herbie Mann/Phil Woods, Richard Groove Holmes, Kenny Blake, Frank Cunimondo, Dwayne Dolphin and Nancy Wilson 2004 Christmas cd. He also appeared on Oprah Winfrey and Bryant Gumbel TV show with Nancy Wilson.

Shortly after leaving Silver, Roger began working with Ray Charles. This was his first experience working with a Big Band. While with Ray, he toured Europe and various cities throughout this country. He Preformed at the Coconut Grove in Los Angeles and the Newport Jazz Festival.
With various groups, Roger Humphries has performed at Carnegie Music Hall, the Village Gate and the Apollo Theatre in New York. He has also played at the Bohemian Caverns and Shelly Manne's Manhole in Los Angeles; the Penthouse in Seattle, Wash.; Pep's Lounge and Showboat, Philadelphia; the Jazz Workshop, Boston; Ronny Scott's in London, and many other places.

In January of 1980, Roger toured Europe with organist Richard "Groove" Holmes and tenor saxophonist Willis Jackson. During this tour, Roger performed in France, Spain, and Holland. An Album was also recorded with the Black and Blue Record Company.
After playing with various groups around the country, ace drummer Roger Humphries decided to organize his own group in 1972 which he calls RH Factor and in 1996 he assembled Roger Humphries' Big Band. Roger gives special thanks to Dr. Harry Clark, principal of The Pittsburgh High School for the Creative and Performing Arts (CAPA) who has allowed him
to have such a beautiful experience teaching the kids at the school, and also to Dr. Nathan Davis who gave him an opportunity to teach and shares lives with students at the University of Pittsburgh. Roger has influenced the careers of a number of his students and musicians also through participation in a number of clinics such as the, Slippery Rock University Summer Jazz workshop, Mellon Jazz Masters Class and Concerts and the teaching goes on especially on the stage.

You can see Roger and RH Factor group at the most popular
Jazz club in the city of Pittsburgh, CJ's Lounge, located on
Penn Ave. at 29th Street in the Strip District.

CJ’s Live Jam Session on Thursdays

Boat Ride, with Kappa H.S. and Rogers Middle School, Musical Director,
Roger Humphries Scholarship Fund, Gateway Clipper, June 7, 2009
Next: Second Sunday in June, 2010

Falling Waters on 22nd
Jazz Society, Roger Humphries Big Band
Katz Plaza

Kevin Amos, Pittsburgh Events Producer and Long Time Jazz Supporter


I am an event coordinator and consultant in addition to all of my radio work. I have been coordinating special events for nearly 20 years. I have worked as lead coordinator for the Stars at Riverview and Reservoir of Jazz when I was employed at the City of Pittsburgh. I did that for 6 years. I now act as a consultant for the Department of Parks and Recreation.

I am also acting this year as MC for the Stars at Riverview Series.

I have worked as Festival Manager for the Pittsburgh International children's Festival. As a team member for the Great Race, Great Ride and lead coordinator for African American History month activities; I have been assistant manager for the Great Race Expo and also volunteer coordinator for the Great Race.

As Program Director and General Manager at WYEP in the 70' & 80's I coordinated events such at the Pittsburgh Blues Explosion and other station functions.

At Rainbow Kitchen I was the volunteer coordinator and operations manager where I coordinated special events. At the Thomas Merton Center I was communications director and I also coordinated the annual fundraiser for that organization.

I have also done events that cover varied topics as Communications in the Arts and Digital Television. I have been a panelist at Carnegie Mellon University, the African American Jazz Preservation Society of Pittsburgh and at the Soul Patrol East Coast Convention.

I have created over the past months A Jazz Fan Appreciation Event that has been at now three different locations in the Pittsburgh area. My association with the Pittsburgh Jazz Community spans over 30 years. I am an active member of the Pittsburgh Jazz Network.

I have recently started a Pittsburgh Jazz Fan Appreciation Meetup group on the platform. I am known as an expert in New Media marketing by my peers.

My involvement with the internet spans the past 15 years working as a contributor to and Urban Sounds for the old Prodigy Music Bulletin Boards.

Kevin Amos

Five places actually.

Pittsburgh Jazz Network and Pittsburgh Live Music on Ning


Soul Patrol Newsletter (for subscribers)

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Thursday, August 6, 2009

PositivelyPittsburghLive Talkcast 7-13-09, PIttsburgh Pampering Businesses

Spa Nique, Reed Tripp

Twenty years experience as a Paramedic working in St. Louis, MO, Belleville IL, Dover DE, Philadelphia PA, Reedville VA, Myrtle Beach SC & culminating as a critical care paramedic in Charleston SC at the Medical University of SC.
• Flew Medevac missions through the U.S. and Operation Desert Storm in the U.S. Air Force Reserves
• Six years of honorable service in the U.S. Air Force and U.S. Air Force Reserves.
• Started Alternatives in Healthcare in Myrtle Beach SC ( A medical practice specializing in Chelation therapy, Chiropractic care, Massage Therapy, Acupuncture & More.
• Assistant Manager & Marketing Director for Von Taylor Spa & Salon in Myrtle Beach, SC
• Started Spa-Nique in 2008. Initially a mobile spa created to add spa services more affordable and more conveniently than the typical brick and mortar setting.
• Spa-Nique endorses AVALLA & Nutrimetics as their exclusive skin care line. The number 1 skin care company originating in Australia.
• Started BIZ4LOCALZ a planned national networking group created for small business owners and consumers in their respective communities.
Talking Points:
Spa-Nique questions:
 Our membership plan allows someone to receive a monthly massage starting at ONLY $29. They then can lock in a rate of $49 for a year. They also receive a 25% discount from our partnered provider Body Beautiful on any of their services.
 We have 18 locations locally for the clients convenience and we can even make house visits.
 We also have a 38 foot fully furnished and customized RV. This is a unparallel and unique experience for a bridal party, an Anniversary or any special occasion. Basically any small group who wants the ability to choose a unique setting at their discretion can schedule a spa where they want. We believe that our mobile concept offers hotels, campgrounds, housing communities & basically anyone the opportunity to have a spa anywhere one can drive. *Parking is also a consideration.
 To learn more please visit or call me directly at 724-272-5004.
 I have also been a huge networker over the years which lead me to start BIZ4LOCALZ. This is a (soon to be national) networking group that will be created by local business owners in their local communities that will assist consumers in finding a locals 1st choice directory of sorts of where or whom they should do business with. Listeners and small business owners you should watch out for this one! To learn more please visit or call me at 724-272-5004.
Reed Tripp
Spa-Nique, LLC
Cell 724-272-5004
Fax 724-935-0226

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• but for our valuable cliental that schedule ahead
• Only $69 and receive 2 FREE upgrades
• and discount on 2nd Treatment!!
• Sun/Age Spot & Spider Vein Reduction
• (Additional Services at our locations)
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• Varicose Vein Treatment,
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• Schedule ahead, Most procedures take around 20 minutes!
• Here are some of the Exclusive Prices for your party!
• (we are the only ones in the state that have this type of laser; it is the best!)
• Hair Removal Example: ALL our competition usually takes 7-9 treatments to get their final results. I'm usually done in 3! That's a 60% savings from the start!
• Area Prices - Small(lip,chin,eyebrows) Med.(underarms,bikini) Lg.(Women legs or a guys back/chest) areas are usually $200 400 600 but for your party they will be an additional 60% OFF!
Botox is usually $500 but only $275 for your guests
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• Microdermabrasion is usually 149, but only 69 for you!
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• Massage are down from 89$ to only 39$ for a Full hour Swedish Massage!
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• Please take a second to forward to Family/friends as they can also get a FREE Consult, a 50$ gift certificate for Laser Services and above all your Mega-discounts on services!
• Let me know what your most interested in and i can make that happen for ya.

Mark Fleis M.Ed.
Anti-Aging, Prevention, Health & Wellness Consultant
Look & Feel Your Best at Every Age!

Joleen M. Monteleone

Past Experience
Sales Consultant (Wella Professional Care Division, Woodland Hills, CA)
As part of the Procter and Gamble Professional Care Division, managed and developed a large territory of over 100 independently owned salons. Coordinated specialized promotions and incentives for accounts.
• Recognized, by Procter and Gamble, for achieving highest percentage over fiscal 2007 Sales Forecast in Division (189%).
• Grew small territory from $500 to $5000 monthly sales in one year.
• Mentored and trained inexperienced representatives in division.
• Coordinated trade shows and educational trainings for clients.
• Implemented customized promotions based on clients needs.

• Worked in the beauty industry as a Sales Consultant for the past 16 years
• Now employed at Body Beautiful Medi-Laser Spa as a laser technician
• Avalla is the exclusive distributor for Nutrimetics in US and Canada since 2004 ( Avalla- comes from owner Pam Deans Mom's name Valla)
• They are a Direct Sales Company, you must purchase through a Sales Consultant, or their website

• Nutrimetics = botanically inspired products have been produced in Australia for over 50 years
• It all started with the discovery of the Hunza people living in the Himalayan Mountains, In the late 1950's.
• The Crown Jewel of the line is the Nutri-Rich Oil that contains a large amount of the apricot kernel oil, not only smoothes and softens skin it also has fabulous healing qualities.
• The rest of the line was born out of the success of the Nutri-Rich Oil
• The name Nutrimetics = NUTRI-tional / cos-METICS
• All products are based on natural ingredients, no petrochemicals such as Petroleum, mineral oil, or Isoparrafin
• 5 different skincare collections for diferent skincare needs...
• Ultra Care Products for specific skin care needs...
• Various other products for the body and home... ex. Bath and Body, Nutritional Supplements, environmentally friendly cleaning products
Joleen Monteleone, Nutrimetics Distributor

Happy Tailz Spa. Denise Mahan, Personal G roomer to the stars of Pittsburgh, pet stars
• I groom both dogs and cats in the comfort of their own home-specializing in small to medium sized pets
• I did have formal training-I went to a state certified school (many groomers are either self taught by books or Internet, or they are taught by another groomer (who still use old techniques).
• The school I went to is on the cutting edge and up to date ways of grooming.
• The owner of the school invented the clipper-vac system which I use (Ask me what it is and how it works).
• Dogs are given facials and get their teeth brushed. I can do this for cats also but there is an additional fee.
• My fees are comparable to local groom shops. I donate a portion of the money that I make to Beaver Humane Society.(Ask me why)
• Any thing else you need let me know.
• ** No cerification needed for grooming as of right now (trying to pass legislation to require some kind of certification), however, I did go to a state certified school
• **I use the clippervac system when grooming. Majority of hair and dander go into the clippervac and not in the air and on the floor, also gives a more finished and even groom.
• **My products are all natural.
• **Dogs are given a facial and get their teeth brushed
• **Cats can also receive facials and teeth brushing
• **I actually do the grooming in the clients home which is convenient for both the owners and the pet.
• **My fees are very reasonable-they compare to area groom shops.
• **I do donate a portion of my profits to the Beaver Humane Society. (They are deperately trying to raise funds for a new building by end of year, since they are losing teir current location.)

Denise Mahan
Happy Tailz Spa