Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Positively Pittsburgh Live! News 9-24-12

Positively Pittsburgh Live!News

History Docks on the North Shore
Beginning Thursday, September 20, North Shore visitors can experience how life on the sea was by visiting replicas of the ships that Christopher Columbus sailed in 1862. The Pinta and the Nina will be at North Shore Riverfront Park, across from Heinz Field, until Thursday, October 4 for public viewing and self-guided tours available from 9 am - 6 pm. The ships tour together as a sailing museum to teach the public about the caravel such as these ships used by explorers in the 15th century. No reservations are necessary and anyone who wishes to participate in a guided, 30-minute group tour should call the Columbus Foundation at 787-672-2152.

An Evening of Celebration and Inspiration!
Featuring Laura Kaeppeler, Miss America 2012
Thursday, October 4, 5:30-8:30 pm, Rivers Club, 301 Grant Street 

Laura Kaeppeler
From child of a prison inmate to Miss America 2012, Laura Kaeppeler understands the struggles of women and their families and supports our mission to empower women in their journey to economic independence. 

Miss America will pay tribute to the women of Dress for Success Pittsburgh who have triumphed over adversity and redefined their futures. Register Here.

Individual Tickets $100, VIP private reception with Miss America $250. For more information, call 412-201-4204 x 226 or email Michael Glass, CEO,

Pittsburgh Jazz Orchestra to perform Cabaret at Theater SquareThe Pittsburgh Cultural Trust and BNY Mellon JazzLive series present the Pittsburgh Jazz Orchestra “On the Road” at the Cabaret at Theater Square, 655 Penn Avenue, downtown Pittsburgh, on Tuesday, October 2. at  8:00 p.m. Tickets ($20) are on sale at the Theater Square Box Office, 655 Penn Avenue, by phone at 412-456-6666, and online at Bank of New York Mellon, the New Pittsburgh Courier, and Pittsburgh Jazz Society are sponsors the JazzLive series. Read the entire release here

"Jessica Lee's Entrepreneurial Thursdays"
Musical Networking Happy Hour, EVERY THURSDAY!!! Cover Charge: Only $5.00
Vocalist Jessica Lee & Friends, Little E's Jazz & Blues Club,
949 Liberty Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15222, 2nd Floor above Mahoney's Restaurant
5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Jessica Lee
Pre-show networking session at 5:30 pm. Informal matchmaking for job seekers, employers & new entrepreneurs! Live music starts at 6:00 pm

September 27, 2012: "Robotics"

Featuring interviews with:
Co-host Tom Donoghue, AIA, LEED AP Project Manager, Architect, MBA,Donoghue Project Consulting

Paul Scerri, PhD, Associate Research Professor - CMU Carnegie Mellon University’s Robotics Institute

Sarjoun Skaff, PhD, Founder & Chief Technology Officer - Bossa Nova Robotics, Inc.

Patricia Cooper, Robotics Teacher  - St. Edmund’s Academy, and previously at The Campus School at Carlow University

Platinum Sponsor
Pittsburgh Gateways

Matthew Morrison
Matthew Morrison, star of the hit TV show Glee will headline the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra’s (PSO) opening weekend of the 2012-2013 PNC Pops season at Heinz Hall.

The concerts begin at 2:30 and 8 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 29, and 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 30.  Tickets, ranging from $20 to $108, can be purchased by calling the Heinz Hall box office at 412.392.4900, or visiting
Read the entire release here.

Bloomfield Little Italy Days 

Friday September 28, Saturday September 29 and Sunday September 30th on the streets and sidewalks of Liberty Avenue.

All weekend long look for: A Variety of Entertainment including Italian and American Music. See the complete schedule of performers on our website; Ethnic Food Booths; Bocce Tournament; Sponsor Booths & Giveaways; Crafts.
Don't miss the special tribute performance to Louis Prima from his daughter Lena Prima with her orchestra on Sunday at 5pm. Visit for more details.

The Conversation We Could Be Having

Radical Days
Free Admission to Carnegie Museum of Art/Natural History
Free and Almost Free in Pittsburgh
Sunday September 30, 12 PM
Also Children’s Museum from 12 PM to 5 PM

Three PositivelyPittsburghLive sponsored events

For Sale: Opportunity Franchising Event
Tuesday, October 9, 2012, 4:30 pm – 8:00 pm, The Fairmont

In one night, you could become your own boss. Sound too good to be true? It's not. By attending our For Sale: Opportunity franchising event, you will meet franchisers and apply for financing to become a franchisee on-site. Click here to see a short video with more info.

All attendees must Pre-Register. Register here. 

Help find the RIGHT business opportunity or franchise for you. Connect the nations best established franchisers along with franchisers experiencing substantial growth. Provide you with funding on the spot through a new loan program and access to the top national 401k funding experts flying in for this event  Allow you to find space for the franchise.

“Think GINORMOUS – Building Your Business”
November 2, 2012
Radisson Pittsburgh Hotel, 8:00 am - 3:30 pm

Business owners, entrepreneurs and those even thinking about starting a business are all welcome! If you're interested in bettering your business or are looking for information, this event is for you!

Registration begins at 8:00 am and includes continental breakfast. Exciting workshops throughout the day including luncheon and keynote speaker.

Trade show tables available: $250 /table-includes admission for two people and program book ad. To purchase trade tables or sponsorships contact Mary Pam Kilgore at 412-854-4827. Bootcamp!
Saturday, October 20, 2012
Existing PPL Mag Channel Owners, Learn to Better Utilize PPL Mag for promotions and better search results. New Channel Owners--Learn What Resources You Have Available to you on PPL Mag

Networking Registration and Log on Laptops 8:30 AM Continental Breakfast and Coffee Available 9 AM to Noon--PPL Mag Bootcamp

New Pittsburgh Inn, Formerly Comfort Inn
2898 Banksville Rd Pittsburgh, PA 15216

No Fee event but you must register so that we have enough continental breakfast and handouts.  Please pass on to a friend who may be able to use PPL Mag to promote their business, organization or non-profit.  First come, first served, limited to 30 people for ease of instruction.

Roving Pittsburgher Report 

Celebration of Appreciation: A World Gratitude Day Event

September 22, 2012

The meditative music by Life in Balance had everyone filled with gratitude that they came to the World Gratitude Day event this past Saturday at First Unitarian Church which was a fundraiser for the Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council.

Steve and Ami Scuilli (pronounce SHULEE) had the attendees mesmerized with the quartz crystal bowl vibrations and native flutes. The heartfelt music accompanied readings, meditations and audience sharing about gratitude. 

Betty Duquesnoy shared a reading by researcher Robert Emmons that showed that the practice of keeping a gratitude journal increased happiness by 25%. Singer Burton Roberts shared a moving rendition of What a Wonderful World made so popular by Louis Armstrong.  Then we were treated to selections of poetry that related to gratitude by poet, Christine Doriean Michaels which highlighted a moving poem by accomplished local poet, Joan Bauer.
In addition to a unique mix of artistic offerings, the audience was engaged in the gratitude process through reflective writing exercises on “Gratitude in the Here and Now” and “Gratitude for People Who Impacted Us.”  One of the most moving parts of the event was when attendees shared their stories about individuals who affected their lives, especially a story about how a homeless woman with a generous heart gave more to the giver than she received.

Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council students, Helen Finch and Tishawn Dent, spoke from their hearts about how grateful they are to the Literacy Council which greatly impacted their lives.

Following the program, we all enjoyed a bountiful reception, Thank-You-Note-athon and a lively international music by Life in Balance. One of the most popular activities was the “Make Your Own” thank you notes table with supplies generously donated by Stamp Fanci in the North Hills.  And everyone enjoyed the Smiley Cookies donated by Eat ‘n Park as they wrote notes that will surely bring smiles to the lucky recipients. Watch for the entire review at  

The event was hosted by Litzinger Career Consulting and sponsored by Journeys of Life and Postively Pittsburgh Live. Karen Litzinger is celebrating 10 years in business as owner of Litzinger Career Consulting in Regent Square.  She provides career counseling and job search coaching for people of all ages from high school students through retirees.  Companies hire her for outplacement services and business etiquette training.  

Zanafest, Review by John Pournaras
Thursday: Joe Negri, Red Velvet Jam Session, Jazz night
Friday: Blues - didn’t go, I was blue enough
Saturday: Rock, Ten Inch Tom
Sunday: Granatti Brothers, For Those About to Rock Academy, There was an eight year old with a guitar bigger than him, quite phenomenal

Watch for the entire review from John Pournaras of John Pournaras Agency at

This was reported as a reproduction of PositvelyPittsburghLive news done by Joanne Quinn-Smith. (c) Joanne Quinn-Smith and PositivelyPittsburghLive(TM) 2012 All rights reserved.

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