Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Positively Pittsburgh Live News 6-10-13 Part III

Positively Pittsburgh Live News
Part III

Pittsburgh Passion Hosting First Play off game and Nanno Granny is tonight's co-host. Direct from the Sunny Metropolis of Ambridge giving a presentation on Cost Control, we have twisted JoAnn Forrester's arm to co-host tonight. You know of course that when the TechnoGranny and Nanno Granny get together the news is never quite the same.


ROVING PITTSBURGHER REPORT: Hanlan's Restaurant, Point State Park Fountain Reopening, Other Desert Cities at Pittsburgh Public Theater

PITTSBURGH LOCAL SPORTS: Rock head coach George Mihalik earns sportsmanship award, The Pittsburgh Passion Finish their Regular Season with another Shut-Out and Move to Playoffs

PITTSBURGH GOOD NEWS FORUM: Share Your Best Summer Memory, What is the Best View of Pittsburgh in the Summertime, What are the Top Ten Things Clients, Prospects, Suspects Should Know About 

VETERANS AND MILITARY NEWS: MilitaryConnection.com Writers Circle

Positive Pittsburghers Segment

EMPOWER Book Release Party
Hi all--please join me and six other dynamic, successful and empowering women at the EMPOWER Book Release Party. Please RSVP online. All professional women (and men) welcome!

Join me to celebrate the release of my latest book: Empower! Stories of Breakthrough, Discovery & Triumph Tuesday, June 25th from 7-9pm University of Pittsburgh Alumni Hall 4227 Fifth Avenue, 5th Floor Pittsburgh, PA 15213.

Roving Pittsburgher Report

Hanlan’s Restaurant
17 Foster Avenue, Crafton Ingram Shopping Center, Crafton, PA 15205
This is located where the old Andrea’s Restaurant was, right in the heart of Crafton Ingram Shopping Center. Great soup, home cooking and their combo is unique. Their combo is either cake or pie and coffee for $2.99 or $3.99. Try the pulled pork sandwich with cole slaw and onion straws on it, it’s a great choice, and their vegetable soup is fresh and delicious. For those of you who might remember, this is the Hanlan’s who was in the building across from Mercy Hospital for many years. They also have a location on Liberty Avenue.

Point State Park Fountain Reopening
This included an amazing light show on the water and music abounding throughout the first night of the Three Rivers Arts Festival. An estimated 800,000 people visited the festival this past weekend, which runs with changing juried artwork and entertainers through June 17. More info at: http://threeriversartsfest.org.

Other Desert Cities
Pittsburgh Public Theater’s production of “Other Desert Cities” is a study in family dynamics of polar extremes. The first act unfolds on the morning of Christmas Eve following a family tennis match. The patriarch, Lyman Wyeth and his wife, Polly, are presented as old guard Republicans, conservatives of the far right; their children, Brooke and Trip, are clearly political adversaries, young liberals of the self-righteous left. 
John Patrick Hayden
 and James DeMarse
 Other Desert Cities

PPT’s playbills, in addition to listing the cast and creative staff bios, season sponsors and advertisements, provide some context for the work that is presented. For “Other Desert Cities”, the audience is treated to a match game of political contrasts (Al Franken in the same quiz as Shirley Temple Black) as well as descriptions of the individuals and venues that are the name dropped references, the likes of Totie Fields, Dinah Shore, the Brown Derby and Mrs. Annenberg.

“Other Desert Cities”, where families put the ‘fun’ in dysfunctional. See if you recognize traits of your own. “Other Desert Cities” is the final production in the 2012-2013 season for PPT. It runs through June 30 at the O’Reilly Theater. Read Joyce Kane’s full review here.

Pittsburgh Local Sports

SRU's Mihalik earns sportsmanship award from officials association
Slippery Rock University Head Football Coach George Mihalik was named last Friday as the 2012 recipient of the Eastern Collegiate Football Officials Association's sportsmanship award.

Mihalik will receive his award during the ECFOA's annual clinic Aug. 3-4 at West Chester University.
George Mihalik

“Each year the officials in the ECFOA select a coach who by his actions demonstrates the highest ideals of sportsmanship,” ECFOA spokesman Dennis Crim said in a letter announcing Mihalik's selection as the award winner.

“[Coach Mihalik's] interaction with officials, players, and coaches exemplifies the highest ideals of collegiate athletics,” Crim said. “By his actions, he set a bench mark for his players and coaches to follow. It is always a pleasure for our officials to work Slippery Rock games.” Read the entire release here

The Pittsburgh Passion Finish their Regular Season with another Shut-Out 
The Passion wrap up their regular season with a win against the Detroit Dark Angels, for the defense’s fourth shut-out of the season 31-0; the Passion finish with a 6-2 record in the Women’s Football Alliance. 

Pittsburgh Passion Defensive Back, Sharon Vasquez, lead the defense with five tackles and an interception in the first quarter, returning the ball for a 51-yd touchdown. This ties the Passion record with three career interceptions returned for touchdowns. Vazquez will represent the USA Women’s Football Team in a few weeks as a Defensive Back in Finland for the Second Annual Women’s Football World Championships this June. Read the entire release here

Pittsburgh Good News Forum

Share Your Best Summer Memory
It's easy just post your best Pittsburgh Summer Memory Here to have a chance to win.

First Place, An Interview on PositivelyPittsburghLive Monday Broadcast to tell about your memory. Listen to these broadcasts at: http://pplmag.com, Latest is on the front page.

Second Place: a $50.00 Gift Certificate to one of Pittsburgh's Finest Downtown Restaurants

Third Place: "You Might Be a Pittsburgher" New Version Frameable Poster.

Promotion Ends June 30, 2013

You must have a profile as a Positive Pittsburgher to enter. Entries will be judged by staff of PositivelyPittsburghLiveMagazine.com. Channel owners and Staff Members are Prohibited from entering.

What is the Best View of Pittsburgh in the Summertime?
Who Has the Best Picture and Memory. Answer here but first you must register at http://pplmag.com

Please post your comments and a picture. Why is it the best view in Pittsburgh.
You can add a little story such as First Date, Proposed, Baby's First Visit, whatever you think will interest our readers. 
The best view of Pittsburgh picture and story winners will be broacast on PPL News on July 8, 2013. First place winners will receive:An interview on July 8 on PositivelyPittsburghLive Radio Broadcast; Second Place: A $50.00 Gift Certificate to One of the Finer Restaurants in Pittsburgh TBA; Third Place: A Second Edition Poster Fresh off the presses of "You Might Be a Pittsburgher"

1. You must be a Pittsburgher, former Pittsburgher or adopted Pittsburgher.
An adopted Pittsburgher calls Pittsburgh their closest big City. So you can live in Altoona, Erie, Weirton or Stuebenville. Or just about any place in between just so yunz call yourself Pittsburghers. No cheating here, it's okay to be adopted.
2. All Pictures will become property of PositivelyPittsburghLiveMagazine.com and will be compiled into a video with music to be shown on http://pplmag.com during the month of July.
3. Staff Members and PPL Mag Page and Channel Owners may post their pictures and memories but will not be elibible for the judging.
4. Judging will be accomplished by PPL Mag Staff and Channel Owners by Voting. 

Thanks for participating. We LOVE Memories and Pictures at PPL Mag.

What are the Top Ten Things Clients, Prospects, Suspects Should Know About You 
I will start with PPL Mag just off the top of my head.

1. PPLMag is Pittsburgh's First Internet Radio and TV Network.
2. It is also an Online Community Magazine with Lots of Good News About Pittsburgh and surrounding areas.
3. Positively Pittsburgh Live has over 60 Channels and Pages with many more to appear online soon.
4. PPL Mag and Forum is free to the public to use. All you have to do is register at the big yellow button on the home page to post on calendar and in the forum.
5. At PPL Mag you can watch videos, listen to radio shows and read articles, check the calendar and discuss in forums.
6. PPL Mag is run on user generated content, that means Pittsburghers provide all of the free and paid for content on the site.
7. Once a week, everything posted on the site can be viewed in an online turning page magazine complete with live links to PPLMag Internet radio and TV shows.
8. PPLMag calendar contains both free and ticket events.
9. If you are a business owner, professional or non-profit, you can purchase your own audio or video channel or print page on PPLMag.com
10. PPLMag.com enjoys 110,000 average downloads per month which means viewers are viewing and listeners are listening.

Now Post the top Ten Things About Your Business HERE.

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Veterans and Military News

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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.

Tara Darazio is a Positively Pittsburgh Live reporter, an independent copywriter, blogger, article writer, and social media strategist. If you are in need of writing assistance, or need help with your social media efforts connect with Tara on LinkedIn here.

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