Sunday, May 19, 2013

Positively Pittsburgh Live News 5-13-13 Part II

Positively Pittsburgh Live News
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Co Host this Evening, Dr. Dan Turo of Turo Family Chiropractic and Author of PPLMag Channel and Page, "Always Adjusting" 

WHERE IN THE WORLD IS TECHNOGRANNY? Power, Influence and Profit of E-Books Cocktails and Cuisine Aloha Meenakshi Luncheon

CULTURAL NEWS: Trust Cabaret Series Pittsburgh Public Theater Presents Other Desert Cities 2013-2014 Pittsburgh Dance Council Disney's Tarzan 

KIDS KORNER: Ugly Duckling Fairy Tale Gets Modern Twist in "Honk Jr." Point Park University Playhouse--Huck Finn Charlie Batch's Project C.H.U.C.K Point Park's Playhouse Jr. presents "Afternoon of the Elves" Children's Festival in Oakland--Dinosaur Petting Zoo and Agga Boom

WOMEN AND GIRLS ADVANCEMENT: NAWBO Greater Pittsburgh Bids Aloha To Meenakshi Kapoor, President of NAWBO Greater Pittsburgh Inspired Women Conference

PITTSBURGH HISTORICAL STUFF: Macy's Celebrates the Kaufmann's Clock's 100th Birthday

NON-PROFIT EVENTS SPONSORED BY BLACK TIE-PITTSBURGH: Redline Fashion Show Benefiting Pittsburgh Aids Taskforce Entrepreneurial Thursdays--Non-profit Innovators GlobalPittsburgh Co-Hosting International Night Wednesday at SAVOY

NEIGHBORHOOD HI-LIGHTS: Market Square Farmer's MarketvVenture Outdoors Festival

POSITIVE PITTSBURGHERS SEGMENT: Igniting Possibilities with Entrepreneuring Youth

ROVING PITTSBURGHER REPORT: You Say Tomato, I Say Shut Up Beachview Gift Shop in Brookline La Centerentola Opera

PITTSBURGH LOCAL SPORTS--the games you can see in Pittsburgh this week

STEELTOWN HERO: Ross Township Police Commendations and Life Saving Award

Pittsburgh Historical Stuff

From Our Friends at Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership

Macy's Celebrates the Kaufmann's Clock's 100th Birthday 
Macy's has planned a two-day celebration to wish the Kaufmann's Clock a very happy 100th Birthday! Starting on Friday, May 17th and running through Saturday, May 18th, Downtown Macy's will be celebrating in style. Here's the complete schedule:
Photo from The Post-Gazette website

Friday, May 17:
10:00 a.m. Macy's Gift Card Giveaway - Be one of the first 100 customers at the doors on Fifth Avenue and Smithfield Street and receive a $10 Macy's Gift Card! One lucky winner will receive a $100 Macy's Gift Card.

12:00 p.m. Thumbprint cookie and frosting demonstration - learn how to create the Arcade Bakery's iconic pastry.

Saturday, May 18:
10:00 a.m. Another great Macy's Gift Card Giveaway - Be one of the first 100 customers at the doors on Fifth Avenue and Smithfield Street and receive a $10 Macy's Gift Card! One lucky winner will receive a $100 Macy's Gift Card.

10:00 a.m. Meet Mr. McFeely of Mister Roger's Neighborhood

Noon - 4:00 p.m. Smithfield Street Americana Street Fair - enjoy an American-themed street fair! Bring the whole family for carnival fun including face-painting, balloon art, food trucks, games and prizes with Radio Disney! Also, from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. on Smithfield Street, the World Famous Harlem Globetrotters, Franklin Regional Marching Band and Dance Expressions!

12:30 p.m. - Culinary Council Chef Tom Douglas will demonstrate how to prepare American style dishes with fresh, local ingredients.

Don't be surprised if there are other surprises and visitors throughout the day!

Non-Profit Events
Sponsored by Black Tie Pittsburgh

Willie Gee's Presents... 

Benefiting Pittsburgh AIDS Task Force
Sunday, May 19th 2013 

Pittsburgh Grand Hall at the Priory
614 Pressley Street 
Pittsburgh, PA 15212 

Doors Open 5:30pm VIP Rececption Starts at 5:00pm

Get your tickets NOW!  CLICK HERE

Complimentary Valet with every ticket!  
For More Info CLICK HERE

Cocktails & Cuisine - Don't Delay 
May 17th – Cocktails and Cuisine for Crisis Center North – Celebrate Spring at this indoor/outdoor FUNraiser! Join MC Jon Burnett and over two dozen Chefs, Wine and Beer Purveyors for a rockin' good time!

The Woodlands in Bradford Woods. Grazing and Sipping at its best benefiting our local domestic violence agency!

Live auction includes Bora Bora, San Francisco, Tuscany and the English Countryside! 

More info at

Neighborhood Hi-lights

From Our Friends at Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership 

2013 Market Square Farmer's Market
This week the PDP will kick-off the highly anticipated Market Square Farmer's Market! The market opens for the season on May 16 and will be open every Thursday until October 31. The market runs from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. with the lunchtime Concert Series happening from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. each week. The market is a great opportunity for local farmers to promote their goods while providing the Downtown community with a unique and convenient shopping experience.

This year’s market will feature over 25 vendors from all around the Pittsburgh region. Most of your favorite vendors from last year will be returning including Always Summer Herbs, Gosia’s Pierogies, and Evelyn’s Elegant Edibles! We are also very excited to have some new vendors joining us like the Edible Earth Farm and Out of the Fire CafĂ©! Market-goers can expect a wide variety of goods to choose from such as: farm fresh produce, fresh cut flowers, gourmet treats, baked goods, yarn, and more!

A special way to kick-off the season, The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy will host a 1¢ tulip sale! The Conservancy will be recycling 6,500 bulbs that have been removed from planters in Downtown Pittsburgh and is suggesting a donation of 1¢ per bulb. Bulbs are available on a first-come, first-served basis, with a three-dozen limit. Bulbs will be available starting at 10:00 a.m. and the sale will last as long as supplies last.

Each week will be rockin’ with live performances by some of your favorite Pittsburgh entertainers! The May 16 market features entertainment by Tony Barge. The full list of 2013 Farmer’s Market vendors and monthly performer schedules can be found here!

Venture Outdoors Festival

The Venture Outdoors Festival is a free celebration of the outdoors for everyone! Sponsored by Dick’s Sporting Goods, the festival will be held on Saturday, May 18, 2013 from 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. at Point State Park in Downtown Pittsburgh. There are many festival activities to participate in, including rock climbing, fishing, boating, and biking. You can get a great workout and learn the team sport of Dragon Boating with friends, and then relax with a 25-minute outdoor yoga session. Learn about our rivers’ ecosystem and the importance of river transportation aboard the RiverQuest Explorer, the world’s first green boat built for river education.

Venture Outdoors wants you to get outside! As a non-profit organization, they offer public programs for all ages and abilities in various locations and state parks in the region, and promote the Pittsburgh area’s natural resources and benefits. From kayaking to hiking to snowshoeing, Venture Outdoors offers over 500 public programs every year. Venture Outdoors also operates Kayak Pittsburgh, a kayak rental business, and Climb Pittsburgh, a portable climbing wall service.

To learn more about the Venture Outdoors Festival, please visit their website.

Positive Pittsburghers Segment

Sent in by Positive Pittsburgher Lisa Kennis-Miller about her daughter who competed. 

Megan Boboige at The Business Expo
I would like to invite you to attend the Igniting Possibilities event on June 6th at the Rivers Club. This is a regional celebration of youth entrepreneurship coordinated and presented by our partners at Entrepreneuring Youth. For those of you who are familiar with our program and those of you who are potential new supporters, this is a great event to come out and meet our students (the Beaver County program and FCBC’s youth will be well represented) and hear about the work being done to build youth entrepreneurship in the region, as well as network with other attendees. This event does include a market for student products, so come prepared to support our emerging business owners. For more information, click here.

Roving Pittsburgher Report

You Say Tomato, I Say Shut Up
Held at the Cabaret Theatre, this great comedy explores how married couples see the same situation from different points of view. Annabelle Gurwitch and Jeff Kahn, yes they use their real names, star in the show. The humor cannot help but touch anyone in the audience who has ever been married. We saw it on the last day but be sure catch it next time if it comes back to Pittsburgh.

Beach Treats Gifts, 972 Brookline Blvd. at Queensboro, Pittsburgh, PA 15226 
Opened in a historic building in Brookline, two boomerang Pittsburghers transplanted their beach shop from Virginia to Pittsburgh.The shop is full of wondrous things from gorgeous jewelry to Steeler’s and Penguins memorabilia. You can also purchase a huge variety of wine accouterments and signs that will rip your sides open laughing. And if your forget to buy one of your friends a gift at the beach, no problem, they have gifts from all of the beaches that are frequented by Pittsburghers. No one will ever know. Watch for a more in depth review on the next Roving Pittsburgher report, with pictures.

Pittsburgh Opera Takes Opera Buffa to New Heights With Its Production of La Cenerentola 
Review By Hank Walshak 

When it comes to opera, I've long been partial to Wagnerian sturm and drang. That is, until I experienced Rossini's Italian, two-act, opera buffa, La Cenerentola. (Cinderella), beautifully set forth by the company of the Pittsburgh Opera. 

For us non-Italian-speaking folks, the name, La Cenerentola, translates into the English, Cinderella. Adapted from the French fairy tale, Cendrillon by Charles Perrault, the first performance of La Cenerentola took place in Rome in 1817. Read the entire review here.

Pittsburgh Local Sports

On Saturday of this coming weekend, May 17 – 19, Pittsburghers have the luxurious choice of three different sports games being played at the same time in different sections of Greater Downtown Pittsburgh. What other city offers that much choice in sports’ events?! The Riverhounds play soccer on the South Shore at 7:00 p.m.; the Pittsburgh Power play football at Consol Energy Center at 7:00 p.m.; and the Pirates play baseball at PNC Park at 7:05 p.m.

For the culturally attuned, the Cultural Trust has capacity audiences for all their venues that night. For those interested in outdoor recreational activities, the Venture Outdoors Festival will be at Point State Park from 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Steeltown Hero

Ross Township Police Commendations
Officer Donovan and Officer Devenyi were given the Certificate of Commendation

On 9/22/12, Ptl. Ryan Donovan and Ptl. Balazs Devenyi investigated a hit and run crash that occurred on McKnight Rd. The victim had followed the suspect vehicle to a nearby apartment complex. During their interaction with the suspect driver, his actions and conduct arose suspicion and concern from the officers. During the course of the encounter the suspect driver defied the officers’ verbal directions and began to physically resist. While attempting to restrain the driver, they found that he was attempting to draw a concealed handgun. The officers were able to physically control the driver, secure the firearm and safely affect the arrest. This encounter took place in very close proximity to the hit and run victim, as well as unsuspecting nearby residents. The officers’ diligence, quick reactions, and perseverance enabled them to prevent a deadly encounter. Their actions were in keeping with the highest standards of law enforcement, as well as those of the Ross Township Police Department.

Officer Garcia was given the Department's Life Saving Award
Officer Garcia
Ross Township Police Officer: On 9/19/12, Ptl. Gregory Garcia monitored another police unit being dispatched to assist EMS with a reported 65 year old male who was not breathing. Ptl. Garcia determined that he was closer to the call than the assigned unit and responded. Upon his arrival at the scene, he found the victim to be unresponsive and in full cardiac arrest. Ptl. Garcia immediately updated incoming units, began CPR and utilized his Automated External Defibrillator (AED). Ptl. Garcia’s actions resulted in the victim surviving the attack. His quick response, decisive action and application of training brought a positive outcome to an otherwise tragic event.

This was reported as a reproduction of PositvelyPittsburghLive news done by Joanne Quinn-Smith. (c) Joanne Quinn-Smith and PositivelyPittsburghLive(TM) 2013 All rights reserved.

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