Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Positively Pittsburgh News 4-26-10

Positively Pittsburgh News from April 26, 2010


May 5th At Tri-C Corporate College East in Cleveland, Ohio 8am-6pm

40 plus exceptional speakers will lead the 2010 Summit Workshops, including the TechnoGranny. In addition, Positively Pittsburgh Live is proud to be a media sponsor for this event.

The Summit objective is to support and encourage women in our region to be economically self sufficient. The regions covered and invited to participate are NE and NW Ohio, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Indiana, West Virginia, Kentucky and Canada.

The Summit will consist of

• Workshops

• Exhibitors

• Lunch

• Keynote Speakers

• A reception

• Tote Bags

• And much more!

At the Summit you will learn:

• Critical advice

• Expert guidance

• One on one business counseling

• Speakers

• Tips on leveraging social media

• How to grow your bottom line

• How to make powerful connections at work and in business

• Turning Contacts into Contracts with the right Strike of the Match!

• Maximize your networking skills to find the “decision maker”

• Leverage your WBE/MBE/SDB/SMALL status as an asset

• How to think like the “buyer” and not the “proposer”

• And much more!

Workshops will include:

• "The Power of One" One Woman! One Business!One Nation & One World! by Almas Jiwani, President of United Nations Fund ForWomen - Ontario, Canada

• "Creating Powerful Connections that COUNT!”

with DeLores Pressley, Motivational Speaker, Personal Power Expert, and Coach.

• “Strike A Business Match”

by Tammy Elois Camper, President and Principal Resultant of Strategic Transformation Partners LLC

• “Womens' Health Issues”

with Dr. Hebert of Cleveland Clinic

• And More!!

$75 Full day, $45 for young professionals and $35 for students

Register at www.sa-consultinggroup.com

216-593-0050 or 216-856-4725

Pittsburghers can direct all questions about the summit to Pennylvania Regional Co-ordinator, Joanne Quinn-Smith at 412-628-5048.



Presented by the Three Rivers Arts Festival a division of The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust

All headline concerts are presented on the Dollar Bank Stage at Point State Park in downtown Pittsburgh. The free live music series, a Pittsburgh tradition, is sponsored by Dollar Bank.

All concerts at Three Rivers Arts Festival are free and open to the public. Additional Festival details will be released in May, including information on the Artists Market, visual arts, family programming, performing arts and additional music programming.

For information call 412-456-6666 or

Visit www.artsfestival.net.

Friday, June 4: Alejandro Escovedo (7:30 pm)

A pioneer in Americana and alternative country.

Saturday, June 5: Guster (7:30 pm)

Commitment to the environment, plus their poetic songwriting, unique instrumentation and fantastic vocal harmonies, make Guster the perfect World Environment Day concert.

Sunday, June 6: Dirty Dozen Brass Band (6 pm)

Their revolutionized brass-band sound has brought millions of listeners to their feet.

With special guest Nathaniel Rateliff (5 pm)

Monday, June 7: TBA

Tuesday, June 8: Jason Isbell (7:30 pm)

Classic Alabama sound.

With special guest Tift Merritt (6:30 pm)

Wednesday, June 9: Los Amigos Invisibles (7:30 pm)

Funk, disco and jazz in Latin rhythms. Described as "Jamiroquai meets Santana," Los Amigos Invisibles' disco-funk will have everyone dancing.

Thursday, June 10: Ingrid Michaelson

A passionate artist and skillful songwriter. She will perform at the Festival just after touring with The Barenaked Ladies and a brief UK tour.

With special guest Matt Morris (6:30 pm)

Friday, June 11: Kris Kristofferson (7:30 pm)

Still touring at 73 years old. He is a solo artist and a songwriter inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame, the Songwriters hall of Fame, and the Country Music Hall of Fame.

With special guest Justin Townes Earl (6:30 pm)

Saturday, June 12: TBA

Sunday, June 13: Patty Griffin (6 pm)

Raw talent, unique voice and skillful songwriting.

With special guest Guggenheim Grotto (5 pm)

Join Us At Our Third School Works Community Meeting


Thursday, April 29, 2010At Calvary United Methodist Church

A+ Schools is an independent community advocate for improvement in student achievement in the Pittsburgh Public Schools. We seek to inform, engage and mobilize the community around issues of Governance, Equity and Teaching.

To improve our school district, we need your help!

Food and childcare will be provided


412.697.1298 x105

or email info@aplusschools.org

Visit our site at www.aplusschools.org

Calvary United Methodist Church

954 Beech Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15233

Pittsburgh Branch of the NAACP presents


Thursday May 6, 2010 At 6:00pm At The Omni Penn Hotel In Pittsburgh

Guest speaker NBC News Correspondent Rehema Ellis

Ellis joined NBC News as a general-assignment correspondent, based in New York, in December 1993. Ellis had been a news anchor at WHDH-TV in Boston, working on weekend newscasts and “Urban Update,” WHDH-TV’s weekly half hour news broadcast, since 1990. From 1980 to 1985 she worked as a morning anchor and reporter for KDKA-TV, Pittsburgh and then moved from anchor to reporter for KDKA Radio, Pittsburgh.

Accomplishments include:

• Live coverage of the Pope’s visit to Denver

• Reported on Coretta Scott King’s 1993 fight to bring the Martin Luther King papers from Boston University to the Martin Luther King Center in Atlanta, GA.

• Followed Nelson Mandela from New York to Boston on his historic visit to the United States.

• Covered the 1988 Democratic and Republican National Conventions

• Reported on the 1988 presidential and gubernatorial elections

• Covered the 1988 and 1990 congressional elections

• received a B.A. from Simmons College, Boston and an M.A. from the Columbia School of Journalism.

• Served as a volunteer high school teacher in Tanzania, East Africa, through the Harvard UniversityAfrica Volunteer Project.

Ellis is the recipient of numerous awards for her reporting, including

• A 1989 Emmy for her report on life in the inner city for WHDH.

• Several AFTRA and Matrix Awards

• Multiple awards from the National Association of Black Journalists.


Thursday, April 29, 2010 at the Human Services Building

Hosted by Regional Internship Center partnered with Allegheny County Department of Human Services

This is the third event in a series of events this spring, to aid residents of Supportive Housing Programs with career development. The internship fair is located at One Smithfield Street downtown.

The goal of Internships to Jobs is to provide support to regional employers that recognize the value of internship programs and are looking to hire a full-time employee within the next two years. Internships to Jobs is made possible thanks to the generous support of the Worthington Benedum Foundation.

For more information, please visit www.TheRegionalInternshipCenter.org.

To register for this internship fair, please contact Trisha Ross at tross@coropittsburgh.org



Name: Aladdin’s Eatery

4885 McKnight Road

Ross Township PA 15237

Recommended: yes


Aladdin's Eatery is dedicated to excellent customer service and providing the highest quality food. Our intention at Aladdin's Eatery is to provide our customers with unique natural foods of the Middle East, while at the same time cater to their increased awareness and concern regarding health and nutrition.

Tel: 412-369-9600

Store Hours:

Mon-Thur: 11am - 10:30pm

Fri-Sat: 11am - 11pm



Adapted from Pittsburgh Urban Media, They Call Him… Ace as in #1 by Bill Neal

“Ace” is the name that he most answers to, but his full name is Averill Pippens.

• An Oliver High School grad and star athlete in football, basketball, baseball and track

• A Robert Morris University graduate with a degree in Sports Management and an MBA from the University of Phoenix

• Named to the All-City Baseball team and the Kenny Durrett High School All-Star Basketball Classic

• Received the Distinguished Athlete of the Year award from the US Marine Corps.

• among numerous other awards

• J.V. football head coach at Oliver High School

• Defensive Coordinator for Oliver High School

• 17 and under boys “Rise High” A.A. U. basketball coach

• Assistant men’s basketball coach and head basketball coach at Penn State McKeesport

• Runs his own business in partnership with Art Cammack, A&A Electronics in Monroeville Mall

• Assistant coach with Coach Andre King and the High Rise basketball team, Connie Hawkins Summer Basketball League champions and 3 time winners

• Recently promoted to Vice-President of Five Starr Corporation, a newly established business, social and athletic company

• Director of the Champions Association Kenny Durrett Memorial High School Seniors All-Star Basketball Classic for 2010

Coach Ace has a commitment to excellence matched by an old school mind, body and soul. A do whatever it takes attitude that speaks to his years of hard work and achievements. There is no doubt as to why he has become the success that he is.

Oh, did I mention that Coach Ace was shot by an intruder in 1994 and that he’s been in a wheelchair since then. No Need!!!!


Many people are talking about the devastation in Haiti, and now in Chile, trying to help with those efforts every chance they get. In Beaver County, there are also people faced with devastating challenges that need our help. Some Beaver County residents are starving and freezing outside, just looking for something to warm them up so they can sleep!

My name is Amber. I am a 13-year-old 8th grader at Beaver Area Middle School. At the age of 9, I began my own business: Amber’s Amazing Animal Balloons. Through my business I’ve enjoyed having opportunities to help others in the community. That is why I am organizing my second annual fundraiser in hopes of decreasing the poverty level in Beaver County. While you’re feeling good by clearing space in your house, you can make a difference in your community by donating the small things you no longer need. Just think of all the things you throw away!

Beaver County Head Start has been clothing and feeding families in crisis, and is in desperate need of the following items:

*Children’s clothing (new and gently worn) size 8 & under- ESPECIALLY SIZES 2T - 6

* Household items: pots, pans, dishes, silverware,

kitchen appliances, small chest freezer, furniture,


*Beds: children’s beds, toddler beds & cribs.

*Foods: Cereal, pastas (spaghetti, macaroni, etc.), canned foods (spaghetti sauce, vegetables, soup), peanut butter, etc.


If you prefer, you can donate Walmart gift cards so necessary items can be purchased.

Large items / donations can be picked up. Please call to arrange a pick up time. Monetary donations will be greatly appreciated as well. Every donation will be an enormous help!

Please join us on Sunday, May 16, 2010, for a Party fundraiser wrap up at my home, 200 Lion Lane, Bridgewater, PA, from 1 - 5pm. Come enjoy a fun-filled time, complete with magic shows, and receive a special balloon creation from me with your clothing, food, or monetary donations! Food and other sales (Avon, Tupperware, etc.) will benefit Head Start.

Please see my website for party details: www.ambersballoons.weebly.com.

If you can give a family one small thing, you can change their lives.

Thank you for your continued support!

Amber J. Liggett

Amber’s Amazing Animal Balloons




If you would like to participate on May 16, please give us a call! Check Amber's website for updates on the Fundraising Party! www.ambersballoons.weebly.com

Delana Flowers is a Positively Pittsburgh Live reporter, an independent writer and owner of Ingenuity Copywriting ©, writing effective copy so you don’t have to. Services include copywriting for newsletters, blogs, ad copy, marketing pieces, articles, reviews, invitations, postcards, flyers and more.

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