Sunday, May 25, 2014

Positively Pittsburgh Live! From Pa Waterways to Veteran Salutes, Show Notes 5-19-14

Positively Pittsburgh Live! News 5-19-14

From Pa Waterways to Veteran Salutes, Show Notes 
Listen to the show online HERE

PPL Co-Host
Carl Bromley is the Idea Guy who helps small businesses grow, helps nonprofits with fundraising and volunteer recruitment.  Any challenge worth doing might need fresh ideas, right?  Founder and co-owner of Local4All Advertising (which produces advertising placemats and Local4All FUNDRAISING Placemats), Carl is always on your side and AT your side when you need help.  If he can't be there in person, he might be able to find you other people who can help.  Don't have money?  How about barter?  How about an "ad sponsor" and your sponsor's name and phone number are on your ad, too.  Think win-win.  Think about calling Carl the Idea Guy @ 724-822-4249.

Bach Festival at Calvary Episcopal
Luke Wholey's Wild Alaskan Grille for Best Mohito in the Burgh
Cocktails and Cusine in Bradford Woods
Celtic Woman Emerald Tour

CULTURAL CLUES: Visual Art Exhibition Portraits of Air: Pittsburgh by Detroit-based Artist Susan Goethel Campbell | 6th Annual Full Bloom Dance Party | WQED Documentary on Black Horizons|
 KIDZ KORNER: Finalists for the Annnual WQED PBS KIDS Writers Contest | OVER 30 FREE ACTIVITIES EQT Pittsburgh International Children's Festival, now celebrating its 28th year
WOMEN AND GIRLS ACHIEVEMENT: Join Dress for Success in Highmark Walk | Girls Can Change the World: Be Inspired 2014| Girls Coalition Mini Conference Series The Unique Needs of Girls in the Juvenile Justice System| Women's Entrepreneurship Open House, Shadyside Campus | Women Business Leaders Breakfast Series Speaker: Peggy Outon, Executive Director of Bayer Center for Nonprofit Management at Robert Morris University |

BUSINESS BUZZ: Shale Gas Innovation Contest Finals| Landmarks Preservation Resource Center Workshops| Review of Small Biz Saturday Showcase Series |
NON-PROFIT EVENTS SPONSORED BY BLACKTIE PITTSBURGH: UNDERSTANDING LUPUS by Urban League Guild | Cosmopolitan Pittsburgh--the Gallery Crawl After Dark | 
NEIGHBORHOOD HI-LIGHTS: Launch of Pittsburgh's Asian American Chamber of Commerce (AACC) | 


PITTSBURGH LOCAL SPORTS: Pittsburgh Passion Continue Undefeated Streak |
PITTSBURGH GOOD NEWS FORUM: Hope Haven Farm Sanctuary | Mount Washington Community Development Corporation (MWCDC) New Executive Director| Pennsylvania Water Trails
STEELTOWN HERO:  The Pittsburgh CAPA 6-8 Vocal Department |

VETERANS VET and MILITARY METTLE:  3rd Annual Saluuting Service Even to Honor U.S. Military Veterans | Rocky Bleier, Super Bowl Champ and Vietnam Veteran Speaks




June 6 – July 13, 2014 | 709 Penn Gallery

Pittsburgh, PA—The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust presents the visual art exhibition Portraits of Air: Pittsburgh by Detroit-based artist Susan Goethel Campbell. Crowd-sourced during the 2013 Dollar Bank Three Rivers Arts Festival, this installation is the culmination of the yearlong project, on view at the Trust’s 709 Penn Gallery from June 6–July 13, 2014. The exhibition, made possible through the generous support of the Heinz Endowments in partnership with the Breathe Project, opens in conjunction with the 2014 Dollar Bank Three Rivers Arts Festival.

The installation shows the results of nearly 100 8 × 10 in., framed spun-glass air filters placed throughout the Pittsburgh region in ordinary locations, such as the home or workspace. Incorporating photography, sound and the air filters—some of which have remained completely white while others have visible particulates—Campbell creates a visual document of the invisible element of air and invites people to think about the quality of the air they breathe.

“The main goal of this project is to bring awareness to the concept of air. It moves from the local to the global and is necessary to sustain life,” says artist Susan Goethel Campbell. “My hope is that people will see themselves in this project and not necessarily that air is dirty or polluted. What I am most interested in are the [filters’] placements and how these individual sites helped to create a broad portrait of air.”

KELLY STRAYHORN THEATER - 6th Annual Full Bloom Dance Party
Support the Kelly Strayhorn Theater at the 6th Annual Full Bloom Dance Party. For the young and the young at heart, KST's 6th Annual Full Bloom Summer Dance Party is all about getting down with your funky side and bringing East Liberty Live! into Full Bloom. Named one of the best parties of the year by the Pittsburgh Post Gazette, this event is a wonderful way to support KST's summer family programming - East Liberty Live!

WHEN: Saturday, June 7, 2014 from 7:00pm - Midnight
WHERE: Kelly Strayhorn Theater, 5941 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15206

COST: All-access VIP Tickets - $125, Dance Party Tickets - $35 
For more information click HERE


Be Inspired 2014: May 31, 2014
Girls Can Change the World: Be Inspired 2014

Created in 2013 to feature girls who were taking an active role in our region and beyond, Be Inspired 2014 is an event that acknowledges girls and young women who are making a difference. This year's speakers represent diverse backgrounds and experiences, as well as a broad range of important causes, advocacy work, passions, and talents. From using arts and music to inspire social change, to speaking out for equality in education, to establishing an environmentally responsible and successful business model, to collecting shoes for children in need, to serving as an representative in excellence in STEM education, the work and talents of each of these young women is truly inspiring.
WHEN: Saturday, May 31, 2014 from 9:00am to 12:00pm
WHERE: New Hazlett Theater, Allegheny Square East, Pittsburgh, PA 15212
COST: $10
Group rates available for five or more, please contact

REGISTRATION: Please register online. If you need any assistance, please contact

Girls Coalition Mini Conference Series
The Unique Needs of Girls in the Juvenile Justice System

This half-day training will take an in-depth look at the realities that many girls face in the juvenile justice system today and will consider a range of topics related to this issue from a girl's first involvement in the system through effective, evidence-based intervention models currently used by practitioners in the field. Attendees will have the opportunity to gain greater insight and clarity on the steps that a girl goes through when involved in the system, and programming used for prevention and intervention including:
  • Services offered by the court (both mandatory and voluntary)
  • Foster and group home living options
  • Understanding personal trauma / trauma-informed care
  • Individual and family treatment models
  • Effective partnerships in assessment, treatment, and anger management programs.
Presenters for this training will include Ingrid Edwards, Program Director from Gwen's Girls as well as representatives from juvenile court and CYF.  

WHEN: Tuesday, June 17, from 8:30am - 11:30am
WHERE: Gwen's Girls, Inc., 711 West Commons Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15212
COST: $25

Monday, June 9, 2014 (5:30 PM - 7:30 PM)

Center for Women's Entrepreneurship Open House, Shadyside Campus
Come meet our staff, facilitators, and past participants while learning about all of our services for women business owners and women in business. From consulting, entrepreneurial training programs, small business workshops, and women's leadership breakfasts to our membership opportunities and benefits, the Center has programs for women in all stages of business development. This event is free and open to the public; appetizers will be served!
Click here for more information and to register for this event (FREE).

Friday, June 13, 2014 (7:30 AM - 9:00 AM)
Women Business Leaders Breakfast Series
Speaker: Peggy Outon, Executive Director of Bayer Center for Nonprofit Management at Robert Morris University
Topic: "The Business of Nonprofits: Starting and operating these economic engines"
Nonprofit organizations in southwestern Pennsylvania employ three hundred thousand people and contribute over 8% to the GDP. These organizations clean our streams, educate our children, feed the hungry and delight our minds and hearts with exciting theater, dance and music. Nonprofit entrepreneurs are a vital part of the nonprofit sector, but face lots of challenges, - legal requirements to form new nonprofits and practical challenges of building a board, raising money and establishing program credibility. In this conversation, we will talk about how to take your great community idea and get started as a nonprofit!
Click here for more information and to register for this event.


New Schedule for Jazz Networking with Jessica Lee, formerly Entrepereneurial Thursdays
      New schedule for the summer will be 5:30-8PM as follows:
2.       For June –          
1st Thursday: @ Christine Frechard Gallery in Squirrel Hill (June 5th)
2nd Thursday: @ CJ’s in the Strip District (June 12th) – Corner of 29th and Penn Ave . .
.free parking and no cover charge (followed by Roger Humphries Jam Session)
3rd Thursday: (June 19th)  I will be singing a street fair and festival in Irwin so no formal show . . .but you are all welcome (6-9pm) . . more info to follow
Final Wednesday of the month:   (June 25th) – Rivers Club for their anniversary show (trying final Wednesdays of each month this summer to see if Wednesdays work better than Thursdays)
4th Thursday @ Enigma Elite Lounge (June 26th) – NEW VENUE across from Bossa Nova on 7th downtown.
3.       For July and August –
1st Thursday: @ Christine Frechard Gallery in Squirrel Hill
2nd Thursday: @ CJ’s in the Strip
3rd Thursday: @Enigma Elite Lounge on 7th downtown across from Bossa Nova
Final Wednesday:  (July 30 and Aug 27): Rivers Club

Small Biz Saturday Showcase
Please Support these Local Pittsburgh Businesses
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PositivelyPittsburghLive! Small Biz Saturday Morning Showcase 5-17-14

Small Biz,BabyBlankets, Health Training, Language

Episode Notes: Happy National Small Business Week. PositivelyPittsburghLive Celebrates National Small Business with you as we present our 6th Small Biz Saturday Showcase. Today's guests: Nathanial H. Duck, Christian Certified Physical Fitness Instructor | Valerie Price, Founder and Creator of Balzers Blanket |Angel Hoffman, Advanced Partners in Health Care Compliance, LLC | Zineb Outnouna CEO and Founder of Atlas Dreams Languages, LLC | Join us live or later to hear these amazing Small Business Owner Stories, hear their tips for other entrepreneurs, tips from their niche market and also special offers to PositivelyPittsburghLive listeners.

Positively Pittsburgh Live! Small BizSaturday Showcase Podcasting Builds Business

Episode Notes: Today Guests Sunita Pandit, Mrs. Cardiology and JoAnn Forrester, EmpressofBiz, reveal how podcasting/talkcasting and having their shows syndicated on has helped their business survive and thrive in what some would call a poor economy. | We also saluted Mom's in business with statistics on how many women are starting businesses. And these ladies will tell you how their mother's influenced them to be entrepreneurs.| Listen in to find out about podcasting/talkcasting and a salute to mother's all over the USA taking to businesses to take care of their families. Happy Mother's Day.

Positively Pittsburgh Live! SmallBizSaturdayMornings Showcase

Episode Notes: Continuing our Small Biz Saturday Morning Interviews. Kim Taylor, Around The Clock Cleaning | Marc Rosen, C.Ped, Best-Made Shoes | Linda Barnicott, Pittsburgh Artist | Melody Firmani, Celebrate-CareGivers | Listen in as our Small Business Guests Talk About Their Businesses, Give Tips for Other Entrepreneurs and Special Offers to Our Listeners.
Episode Notes: Continuing our Small Biz Saturday Morning Interviews. Kim Taylor, Around The Clock Cleaning | Marc Rosen, C.Ped, Best-Made Shoes | Linda Barnicott, Pittsburgh Artist | Melody Firmani, Celebrate-CareGivers | Listen in as our Small Business Guests Talk About Their Businesses, Give Tips for Other Entrepreneurs and Special Offers to Our Listeners



From Joyce Kane of Cybertary, Pittsburgh

Hope Grows Foundation

We know that caregivers are predominately female and spend 20 hours of week caring for a family member or friend?  Did you know that 18% are children?  The statistics for caregivers are staggering.  So many of us take care or have taken care of a loved one.  We can all attest to the emotional stress of it all, but we don’t think of ourselves…it is something you just do when a friend or family member has a disability, become ill or elderly.  That is just the nature of our culture, upbringing and the fact that caregiver support is so expensive that families can’t afford it.

I want to introduce you to the Hope Grows Foundation that is here to provide much needed caregiver
support in the Pittsburgh area.  We’d love to share more with you by joining us at the Hope Grows Victorian Tea special event on June 14, 2014 at Sweetwater Art Center, 200 Broad Street, Sewickley, PA  15143.  
If you are a caregiver, this event is for you.  This will be a lovely afternoon to have lunch and share your passion of tea providing a soothing atmosphere to network with other caregivers or just friendly conversation with your family and friends.  We have two wonderful guest speakers that you will enjoy sharing their knowledge on floriography and soothing oils.  They are both specialists in their fields.  And a great raffle for you to purchase tickets to help the Hope Grows Foundation.  This Foundation was started through the amazing vision of Lisa (Werwie) Story, a who is a specialist in caregiver support and horticultural therapy and I’m honored to have been asked to participate on her Board of Directors and help her foundation.  This is also a passion that is near to my heart.

183 Shafer Road Moon Township, PA 15108
Phone: 412 369 HOPE (4673)
Fax: 412 369 HOPE (4673)

Global Links Lunch + Learn: the Allegheny Front

Wednesday, June 11, noon

Join us for the latest in our new Lunch + Learn series, this time featuring Kathy Knauer from The Allegheny Front. This award-winning public radio program covers environmental issues in Western Pennsylvania. Reporters travel throughout the region, exploring environmental issues affecting the community and providing commentaries, stories, interviews and news. The program airs on WESA in Pittsburgh and on other stations throughout the region.
Click here to let us know you're coming.


Documentary tells story of Pittsburgh artist Elizabeth Black during WWII
PITTSBURGH – For the third time, a documentary written and produced by WQED’s David Solomon with photography and editing by Paul Ruggieri has been recognized with a national Gabriel Award.

Solomon will accept the 2014 Gabriel Award for Portraits for the Homefront: The Story of Elizabeth Black in Charlotte, North Carolina on June 19. Presented by the Catholic Academy, The Gabriel is presented to films and programs throughout North America that uplift the human spirit by focusing on people who foster community, creativity, tolerance, justice and compassion.

To view the full release click here.

Attached is a picture which may be used for promotional purposes. Please note the attached caption and credit. If further photos are needed, or additional information, please contact George Hazimanolis at 412-622-1366 or

From Pat McGrath Avery
Co-Author Fun Days in Pittsburgh

We're headed to Pittsburgh tomorrow for several events including a benefit on May 29 (from 5:30-7:30pm) at Papa Gallo's in Collier Township, PA. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Joshua Frase Foundation (, which is dedicated to
Hershey Street Lights, Pat Avery
finding a cure or treatment for myotubular myopathy and supporting families affected by congenital myopathies.

Luke the Author Dog will make a personal appearance along with a number of area authors including Ramona Roush, JoAnne Quinn-Smith and Anna Marie Gire.

Following that we will have a booth at the Pennsylvania Literary Festival in Uniontown on May 30-June 1.
Hershey PA street lights
But before all the work, we have the good fortune to visit Gettysburg and Hershey next week. You know chocolate always tops everything else! Besides, you gotta love a town where even the street lights are Hershey's Kisses.

While Hershey brings out the kid in all of us, Gettysburg reaches deep into the core of every American. Soul searching is part of standing on ground where so many gave their lives - one American fighting another.

Part of the Gettysburg experience is its saturation in American history. We'll spend a night at the Battlefield B&B. I'm looking forward to their awesome breakfast and the morning history presentation. The inn was a Civil War-era farmhouse.

In between all the travel and events, I plan to photograph as much of Pittsburgh as possible. It's a photogenic city with enough culture, diversity and history to thrill the heart of any writer and photographer.


Bach Festival 10 AM to 10 PM of Bach at the picturesque Calvary Episcopal Church in East Liberty

Read Full Review Here

Luke Wholey's Wild Alaskan Grille for Best Mohito in the Burgh
Not only does the straight from Ireland Bartender, Tommy, make absolutely the best Mohito in the City according to TechnoGranny, Luke Wholey grows his own mint on site.  Yum!

Cocktails and Cuisine in Bradford Woods
7th Annual Cocktails and Cuisine, in beautifully scenic Bradford Woods, in North Hills was amazing.  The damp ground after a week of rain could not dampen the spirits or the appetite of the attendees.  Food was amazing including Chicken Andora from Andora's of course and the winning fish tacos from John Mitchell's catering (the attendee's choice winner for 4th year in a row.)

Celtic Woman Emerald Tour
What started as a soft whisper of music turned into a crowd favorite as the lyrics of "Danny Boy" filled the Benedum Theater on Saturday evening.  Sweet voices, seconded by the sweet smiles on the three female singers' faces, placed the audience under a hypnotic spell.  Harmony swirled through the room.  Time stood still.  

If you would like to share your review and pictures of an event,
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Pittsburgh Passion continue undefeated streak in their Home Opener (4-0)

PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Passion presented their fourth win this season in their home opener against the Montreal Blitz, 35-0. The
trio of receivers made the difference in a striking game against the Blitz.
Passion Receivers led by Angela Baker with 7 receptions, 93 yards and two touchdowns. Along with, Amanda Haeg with 6 receptions for 141 yards and Rachel Wojdowski for 83 yards and two touchdowns this evening. Haeg set a Passion record in her first catch of the game, with her 100th career reception. Quarterback, Lisa Horton finished the game with a career high of 380 passing yards, 4 touchdowns, including one rushing touchdown.
The Passion Defense was led by the powerful defensive line starting with Defensive End, Jessica Nelko who had a career gain of 3 sacks, including several other tackles. Defensive End, Kim Zubovic with 5 tackles and 1 sack. Linebacker, Olivia Griswold with 5 tackles and one sack. Griswold had her 20th career sack tonight with the Passion. Michelle Peters had six tackles during the game.
Kicker, Amy Fallon was 3 of 4 in PATs for the evening. Baker added a 2-pt conversion in the third quarter of the game.

The Pittsburgh Passion (4-0) will host their next home game on Saturday, May 17th at 7:00pm as they go head-to-head in their second match-up with the Carolina Phoenix. For more information,


Mount Washington Community Development Corporation (MWCDC)
5 hrs · 

My name is Ilyssa Manspeizer and I will be assuming the role of Executive Director for the MWCDC beginning Monday, May 19th. My background is in community development, and I have worked with the MWCDC as a Program Manager and Director for the last seven
years. One of the things I love most about Mount Washington is the passion that residents, business owners and visitors feel for the neighborhood, and I am very excited to begin working in my new capacity so that together we can create the next steps in Mount Washington and Duquesne Heights' journey. Over the course of the next few weeks I will post our plans to the MWCDC Facebook page (so please like us to keep informed). These plans will lay out our next steps and ways for everyone to engage in the process. Please also join us this Thursday for our regularly scheduled Community Forum (7:00 PM Virginia Avenue Senior Center). Thanks for bearing with us through the transition! With best wishes, Ilyssa

Water Trails Lead to Fun, Recreation and Discovery

Paddling Pennsylvania’s aquatic highways
Do you want to combine water, good food, recreation, open space, history, culture, scenic beauty and geology into a one-day trip? We have you covered. Set your canoe or kayak on one of Pennsylvania’s water trails. These trails are boat routes suitable for canoes, kayaks and small, motorized watercraft. Like conventional trails, water trails are recreational corridors between specific locations. Water trails are comprised of access points, boat launches, day-use sites, and, in some cases, overnight camping areas. From ripples to rapids, paddling these aquatic highways can be a great adventure. And don’t forget about fishing
opportunities. Most of these trails boast of great fisheries and easy access to the water.
Susquehanna River Watershed
Ohio River Watershed
·        Clarion River Water Trail
·        Conewango Creek Water Trail
·        Three Rivers Water Trail (Ohio, Monongahela and Allegheny Rivers)
·        Youghiogheny River Water Trail
·        Upper Monongahela Water Trail

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