Saturday, May 3, 2014

Positively Pittsburgh Live! News 04-23-2014

Positively Pittsburgh Live! News 04-23-2014
Fun Fundraisers and Art All Over Pittsburgh
Listen to the show online HERE

PPL Co-Host
Zineb Outnouna
CEO, Atlas Dreams Languages, LLC

At Atlas Dreams Languages we teach Arabic MS, Moroccan dialect, Egyptian dialect, French, Spanish, German, American Sign Language, Russian, and Chinese to clients of all ages and educational backgrounds.

When I saw an opportunity to blend my passion for language, making strong cultural and professional connections, and community outreach, I enthusiastically seized it. From this combination of interests, Atlas Dreams Languages, LLC (ADL) was launched. I am a Moroccan born entrepreneur epitomizing the new face of the immigrant businesswoman who creates her own opportunities and is not bound by traditional typecasting.

I come from the Berber Southern region of Morocco and attended post-secondary school in Tangier. I emigrated from my home country over a decade ago and now call Pittsburgh and its vibrant people home and friends. Earning U.S. citizenship and starting my business in 2010 marked two defining moments where I could blend my love of language to help others prepare for success in the increasingly global markets.

I work closely with students from the University of Pittsburgh, Duquesne University, the Pittsburgh Public Schools, and various non-profit educational agencies. I extend my purposeful work to include community outreach and involvement to foster my reach and influence. A business owner, I find time to support causes for which I have a strong commitment, among them Springdale Free Public Library, the Refugee Career Mentoring Program, a program of Allegheny County Department of Human Services, Manchester Craftsmen's Guild, and the 2012 Nellie Leadership Awards Gala organized by Three Rivers Youth.

My contributions to the global community have been recently recognized by the Women and Girls Foundation, who nominated me for their "Celebrating Women! Having A Global Impact Award", Pittsburgh Magazine/PUMP’s 40 Under 40, CORO’s nomination for the Martin King Leadership Award, and being named the Keynote Speaker for French Immersion Institute 2012.

Jay Verno Studio
Phipps Conservatory
Easter Services at St. Ursula's Church in Allison Park


Gallery Crawl  |  Spring Sketch  |  Dance Africa  |  56th Annual McKeesport Art Group Spring Show  |  Blues BBQ Fundraiser with Ernie Hawkins  |  Clint Holmes at the Cabaret Series

KIDZ KORNER:  Art All Night in Lawrenceville for Kids

Equal Pay Rally  |  Mortgages for Mothers

BUSINESS BUZZ:  Pennsylvania African-American Network Convention

Girl Scouts Awards of Distinction  |  Cocktails & Cusine for Crisis Center North  |  Steel City Sports World 2nd Annual Youth Education and Sports Awards Banquet

NEIGHBORHOOD HI-LIGHTS:  Out and About: Welcome Pittsburgh

POSITIVE PITTSBURGHERS:  Working Order Named Finalist for International Award

Rock Baseball's Military Appreciation Day Event Saturday  |  Steel City Rowing BrewFest


4th Anniversary of Atlas Dreams Fundraiser for the Homeless Children's Education Fund
Wednesday, April 30, 2014  |  6:30 PM  |  Luke Wholey's Wild Alaskan Grille

You are cordially invited to attend Atlas Dreams Languages’ 4th Anniversary and 2nd Fundraiser! Join us at Luke Wholey’s Wild Alaskan Grille, the hottest restaurant in the Strip, for a festive evening of great food, drink specials, music, prizes and business networking.
Enjoy Delicious hors d’oeuvres, Drink specials, and Live entertainment provided by Darryl and Kim of Platinum Band.

Don’t miss the opportunity to party, network, and support a great cause!

For more information or to register click HERE


Art. Theatre. Dance. Film. Music. You. Me. We… Free!
Friday, April 25, 2014  |  5:30 - 9 PM

The Gallery Crawl is a quarterly showcase of what’s new in Pittsburgh’s art scene. With over 30 Crawl Stops, you will find something to grab your attention. The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust is celebrating 10 years of Gallery Crawls in the Cultural District throughout 2014. Admission is FREE to all locations on the Gallery Crawl.

For more information, visit

Pittsburgh Cultural Trust Announces the Spring Sketch Crawl – a FREE, All-Ages Drawing Event
Saturday, May 10, 2014  |  10 AM – 4 PM  |  Trust Arts Education Center
The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust announces its spring Sketch Crawl throughout Downtown Pittsburgh and the North Shore. This free, all-ages, six-hour drawing marathon takes place Saturday, May 10, 2014, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. With Sketch Crawl guide and local artist Rick Antolic, participants draw what they see as they make their way through some of Downtown’s and the North Shore’s most scenic spaces, stopping at five locations to sketch. Advance registration is suggested. Sketch Crawl Schedule

10:00 a.m.: Check-in at Trust Arts Education Center, 805/807 Liberty Avenue
10:15–11:15 a.m.: 7th and Penn Parklet & Agnes R. Katz Plaza, Cultural District
11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.: Under the 7th Street Bridge, North Shore
12:35–1:30 p.m.: Under the 6th Street Bridge, North Shore by PNC Park
1:45–2:45 p.m.: The Point, Point State Park
3:00–4:00 p.m.: Market Square, Downtown

Participants must bring their own art supplies, sketch book, and lunch. Children ages 16 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Check-in begins at 10 a.m., at the Trust Arts Education Center, 805/807 Liberty Avenue.

For more information about Sketch Crawl and to register, please visit

Dance Africa 2014 - ”Connecting the World Through Dance”
Saturday, April 26, 2014  |  1 PM Youth Matinee  |  8 PM Feature Performance  |  August Wilson Center
The nation's largest festival dedicated to African dance returns for the 3rd year in Pittsburgh on Saturday, April 26th at the August Wilson Center! This year’s extraordinary performances features the work of the internationally renowned masters of Afro-Cuban folkloric dance, Oyu Oro, Afro-Cuban Experimental Dance Ensemble.

Ill Style and Peace, an innovative Hip Hop group rooted in traditional African movement are also featured performers at Dance Africa 2014. Founded 37 years ago in Brooklyn, New York by the legendary choreographer and scholar ‘Baba’ Chuck Davis, Dance Africa is the nation’s largest festival dedicated to African dance.

WIP Arts is participating in the 56th Annual McKeesport Art Group Spring Show!
May 16 – 18, 2014  |  Jacob Woll Pavilion, Renziehausen Park, McKeesport

Free & open to the public! WIP will be presenting a digital/new media art display, live performances, artist demonstrations and also hosting a WANT IT? HAVE IT! free art giveaway. Opening reception is Friday,
May 16, 5-9 pm.  Saturday, May 17, Noon-8 pm  Sunday, May 18, Noon-6 pm

Calliope Presents The Annual Blues BBQ Fundraiser Featuring Ernie Hawkins and His Band
Thursday, May 8, 2014  |  The Roots Cellar at Pittsburgh Center for the Arts in Shadyside
6 – PM cocktails and BBQ  |  8 PM concert

The Pittsburgh Folk Music Society welcomes Ernie Hawkins and his band to THE ROOTS CELLAR, Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, Shadyside, on Thursday, May 8, 2014 for our annual Blues BBQ Fundraiser. More information is available online at or by contacting the Calliope office at (412) 361-1915. Tickets are $79 (BBQ and concert) / $28 (concert-only) *handling fees included.

“Ernie Hawkins is an important link in the unbroken chain of blues and gospel artists. His guitaristry and love of the style is incomparable. From the Rev. Gary Davis into the future with his own style Ernie is one of the special ones!” Jorma Kaukone

Ernie Hawkins, internationally-renown acoustic guitar virtuoso, plays and sings blues, ragtime, and gospel. His riveting music springs mostly from the early 1900’s east coast Piedmont and Texas steel-string flattop fingerpicking styles. In performance Ernie captivates the audience by infusing his articulate and dynamic personal style while communicating the tradition of this beautiful and complex style.

Ernie’s latest release “Whinin’ Boy” follows “Rags and Bones”(2005), “Mean Little Poodle” (2002), “Bluesified”(2001), “Blues Advice“(1996), “Celtic Christmas” (1998) and “Ragtime Signatures” (1980). Instructional videos by Ernie have been released by Stefan Grossman’s Guitar Workshop: “The Music of Lightnin’ Hopkins, Blind Willie McTell, Mance Lipscomb”, Louis Armstrong, Big Bill Broonzy, Bix Beiderbecke and eight Rev. Gary Davis gospel, rags and blues videos and for Homespun Tapes videos on guitar theory.

Ernie’s early exposure to roots music was under the tutelage of the caretaker on his uncle’s farm. Ernie studied extensively with Rev. Gary Davis, and played with Son House, Mance Lipscomb, Fred McDowell, Robert Pete Williams, Arthur Crudup, and many others. In addition, he spent thousands of hours ferreting out and studying obscure and historic recordings. Ernie went home to the source.  Ernie took a detour to earn a PhD in phenomenological psychology at the University of Dallas.  Ernie has appeared on “A Prairie Home Companion”, “Mountain Stage” and XM Radio and toured extensively in Europe and Japan. He has been featured in SingOUT!, Dirty Linen, Fingerstyle Guitar, Vintage Guitar , Acoustic Guitar and Blues Revue.

Ernie Hawkins has become one of our best living links to this rich and magnificent American musical heritage, and is joyfully dedicated to preserving and passing on his treasured knowledge, both “in the letter” and “in the spirit”.

Pittsburgh Cultural Trust Presents Multi-Talented Vocalist and Entertainer Clint Holmes as Part of the Trust Cabaret Series
Monday, May 12, 2014  |  7:30 PM  |  Cabaret at Theater Square
The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust presents the multi-talented vocalist Clint Holmes performing at the Cabaret at Theater Square, 655 Penn Avenue, on Monday, May 12, 2014, at 7:30 p.m. This performance is part of the TRUST Cabaret Series, presented by the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust. This series provides a unique and intimate opportunity for audiences to experience some of the finest cabaret acts in the entertainment industry. This performance is co-sponsored by Dolores and Michael Kara.

Clint Holmes is a rare performer who can legitimately be called one of the greatest contemporary entertainers of our time, moving effortlessly between the worlds of music, television and theatre. Music reviewers described Holmes’ performances as “Wonderful!” (New York Observer) and filled with “Excitement and sophistication” (The New York Times). Whether headlining New York’s CafĂ© Carlyle, Las Vegas’ showrooms or performing with America’s most prestigious orchestras, every performance is an unforgettable experience with selections from the Great American Songbook, standards from Sinatra’s legendary repertoire, contemporary classics and stirring original music.


Art All Night in Lawrenceville for Kids
Saturday, April 26, 2014 4 PM - Sunday, April 27, 2014 2 PM
Art All Night is an annual non-juried, uncensored 24-hour art show in the Lawrenceville neighborhood of Pittsburgh. Art All Night admission and artist participation is free and open to the public. Art All Night merchandise is available for purchase and a live art auction features the collaborative work of on-site artists. All the proceeds from the evening directly support Art All Night.

The 17th annual Art All Night will feature original artwork, activities for children and adults, an art auction and live entertainment. Throughout the night, guests can participate in collaborative art activities, including chalk art, group improv sessions, and memory drawing. On-site artists will collaborate to create a work of art, and the live art auction gives guests a chance to bid on the pieces created during the 24-hour period.
Art All Night also offers children’s activities from 4 to 8 p.m. on Saturday and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday. Children can silkscreen prints, color large chalk murals, make wearable creations using recycled materials, paint with marbles and more. Step into cardboard city to build giant rooms, passageways and towers, and participate in a collaborative art room inspired by Japanese installation artist Yayoi Kusama. Additional children’s activities include storytelling, magic shows, drums, puppets and hula hooping.

Always refreshing and unexpected, the lively event pairs professional fine art alongside pieces created by students, teens, teachers and even your grandparents. Staged by a dedicated volunteer crew, the ambitious effort also serves as an important catalyst for community development, which for nearly 20 years has showcased the authentic characteristics of a nabe that has since become a magnet for artists, designers, musicians, developers, small business owners and architects.

For more information visit


The Women and Girls Foundation's Equal Pay Rally
Thursday, April 24, 2014  |  12 - 1:00 PM  |  Market Square
The rally will consist of speeches on the subjects of minimum wage, the impact of the gender wage gap on Pittsburgh families, and economic justice for all. Participants of WGF's GirlGov program will have an Equal Pay Bake Sale at the rally to help illustrate the wage gap. Men will be charged $1 per item, and women will be charged 75 cents to exemplify the impact economic discrimination has on every aspect of our daily lives.
We also are going to have "Will Work for Equality" t-shirts.

Mayor Bill Peduto
Rep. Erin Molchany
Allegheny County Chief Executive Rich Fitzgerald
Kimberly Stater-Wood, WGF Board Member and Director of Outreach for Pittsburgh Penguins
La'Tasha Mayes, Director of New Voices Pittsburgh
Dr. Curtiss Porter, Chief Education & Neighborhood Reinvestment Officer for the Mayor's Office
Dr. Daria Crawley, Assoc. Prof. of Management at Robert Morris University
Melanie Harrington, President and CEO for Vibrant Pittsburgh
Jesabel Rivera, Director of the Latin American Cultural Union
Estelle Becker & Angela Sicker, Members of Restaurant Opportunity Center

For more information, visit Equal Pay Rally

Mortgages for Mothers FREE Home Buying Workshop
Saturday, May 3, 2014  |  9 AM  |  Sheraton Station Square

For more information click HERE


Talk Magazine Cordially Invites You to Attend the 2014 Pennsylvania African-American Network Convention
Friday, April 25 and Saturday, April 26  |  Marriott City Center  |  FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!
If you are an advocate in your community or have an interest in service agencies that operate in you community, they probably need help with funding or other support resources; at this convention, you can discuss options and network with national, state and local foundations, government agencies, private funding and support organizations leaders.

For more information click HERE

Please Support these Local Pittsburgh Businesses
who Promote the Good News in Pittsburgh

PapaGallo Cucina
Collier Town Square  |  1597 Washington Pike  |  Bridgeville, PA 15017

  • Customized Catering to Suit Your Tastes
  • Only the Best Choices for Your Best Meals and Parties
  • Elegant, Made to Order
  • We Cater to Special Dining Requests
  • Mediterranean, Seafood, Chicken, Vegetarian, Gluten Free, Organic
  • The Choice is Always Yours!
  • Len’s Custom Gourmet Catering
PapaGallo has always been known for gourmet breakfast and lunch and that quality continues with our gourmet catering. Whether it is a corporate event, birthday party, first communion or a bar/bat mitzvah, you can depend on Chef Len’s custom gourmet catering to make a lasting impression on your guests.
Call 412-564-5094 or Visit

Sanna Carapellotti's Life Changing Hypnotherapy
43 Hoodridge Dr.  |  Pittsburgh, PA 15228  |  412-344-2272

When Talking Isn't Enough...
Empowered for Surgery: Is it Really Possible? Part 1

From: Mt. Lebanon Neighbor Magazine
Written By: Sanna Carapellotti, MS CHT
Major or minor surgery can be frightening. Most people take a big breath, hope for the best, and go to surgery with fears in tow. These fears and anxieties are shown to be associated with an increase in complications and pain, longer hospital stays and higher medical bills. Even wound healing can be compromised. Going into surgery distressed and full of tension increases the probability of the very scenario one fears, and lowers the immune system, too.Every surgery has inherent risks, and the individual undergoing surgery may have personal risks, such as a chronic illness. University studies reveal...

Read the entire article HERE

Eat too fast? Too Much? Too Often? Discover SLOW Eating at HypnoDining®: The Ultimate Mindful Eating Class
April 23  |  7:00 - 9:30  |  Orbis Caffe
Benefits: Eat less, manage potions, be happy when you eat, love eating, stop OTC stomach aids, digest better. Who doesn't want more of this?

Eating has become complicated, and we dislike ourselves for it. This inner tug of war can actually make us eat more FAST paced and binge faster than you can swallow chicken broth. You must make peace with this 'hungry' part of you. Here are a few simple suggestions:
1. Stop being angry at yourself for overeating.
2. Ask yourself "What am I really hungry for?" Or "What do I need right now?" "What could help me?"
3. Grab a notebook and allow the overeating behavior.
4. Direct the anger toward the food industry who has manipulated our brains by creating highly addictive synthetic foods, and the 'helping' professions who have mercilessly confused us with their conflicting information and guidelines.
Become friends with yourself and discover calm when you eat...It's a Great Day for a Change- Yours!
For more information click HERE
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Dr. Santosh Pandit, North Hills, M.D. Cardiologist is the only M.D. Cardiologist in the Pittsburgh Area with the ability to scan you for anti-oxidant efficiency. BTW, he is the husband of Mrs. Cardiology who you can hear on her syndicated show at

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Celebrate CareGivers
Celebrate CareGivers is a FREE monthly event designed to show appreciation to caregivers of elderly, special needs, or disabled family members. All services, refreshments, entertainment, auction items, and door prizes are compliments of local businesses.
Adult Day Care is provided at most events!
Call 724-212-5015 or Visit
for a schedule of FREE upcoming events!

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Girl Scouts Western Pennsylvania's 2014 Awards of Distinction
Friday, May 16, 2014  |  11:30 AM  |  Omni William Penn

Honoring the women leaders of today, who inspire the future girl leaders of tomorrow.

2014 Women of Distinction
Arts & Education:  Mariyln Michalka Egan, PhD, Pittsburgh Opera
Athletics:  Swin Cash, Pittsburgh Native, WNBA Player- Chicago Sky
Business:  Susan Baker Shipley, Huntington Bank
Community & Non-Profit:  Patricia Siger, United Way of Allegheny County
Entrepreneur & Small Business:  Lani Lazzari, Simple Sugars
Government & Law:  Patricia Dodge, Meyer, Unkovic & Scott LLP
Health Care:  Candi Castleberry-Singleton, UPMC Center for Inclusion
Technology & Communication:  Patricia Rote, Robotics Institute, Carnegie Mellon University
Girl Scout Humanitarian Award:  Veronica Brueggman, Senior, South Park High School
Girl of Distinction:  Laura Sosovika, Sophomore, North Allegheny High School
Corporation of Distinction:  COMCAST

We hope that you will join us in support of our outstanding 2014 award winners and Girl Scouts Western Pennsylvania. Register Now!

Cocktails & Cusine presented by Crisis Center North
Friday, May 16, 2014  |  6 – 10 PM  |  The Woodlands

Get Tickets Today or for more information visit

Steel City Sports World 2nd Annual Youth Education and Sports Awards Banquet
From Our Friends at The Soul Pitt
May 17, 2014  |  12 PM  |  Hosanna House Ballroom in Wilkinsburg

Keynote Speaker: Al Oliver, Former Pittsburgh Pirate

Steel City Sports World will award the TOP scholars and athletes during this banquet. Al Oliver, JT Thomas, Claudio Reilsono, Bob McCall, Bob Jones and James Bouchard will enter the Steel City Sports World Hall of Fame.


Out and About: Welcome Pittsburgh
From:  Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership
Written By:  Mairin Petrone, PDP Marketing & Special Events Manager
I’m a huge Pittsburgh fan. I was born and raised here and love this City and Downtown more than I can explain in this short Out and About. I’m also a pretty big fan of Pittsburgh merchandise. My apartment has skyline photos hanging in every room, my desk at the PDP has small Pittsburgh mementos all over the place, and my dresser is full of ‘Burgh themed t-shirts. VisitPITTSBURGH, our official tourism promotion agency, has welcome centers around town that provide guests with information and the opportunity to purchase Pittsburgh themed merchandise. Downtown has its own welcome center on the ground floor of Fifth Avenue Place. Welcome Pittsburgh is full of resources for visitors, souvenirs, and products from local attractions like the Carnegie Science Center and the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra.


Working Order Named Finalist for International Award
Working Order, a program of the Volunteers of America of Pennsylvania, in Pittsburgh, Pa., has been named a finalist for the National Business Incubation Association’s 2014 Dinah Adkins Incubator of the Year award in the general and special focus category. The winner of the prestigious award will be announced May 20 at NBIA’s 28th International Conference on Business Incubation in New Orleans.

The mission of Working Order is to increase opportunity for self-employment for individuals with disadvantages and/or disabilities who find traditional employment requirements difficult due to acquired or developmental disabilities. Opportunity for traditional employment can be limited by transportation challenges, by unpredictable changes in health, by a life-long or newly acquired disability and/or by the need for additional support on the job. The Working Order program goal is to increase opportunity for meaningful community engagement and full inclusion in the workforce for people with disabilities by helping individuals with disabilities create their own sustainable self-employment option; by helping individuals get the information they need to become successful and responsible business owners; and by helping individuals increase their independence and improve their quality of life through opportunity, education and entrepreneurship.

Working Order is a small business incubator which develops and supports entrepreneurship for individuals with disabilities and disadvantages seeking to be self-employed. Randy Morris, director of Member Services for NBIA said, “It is fitting that we include Volunteers of America’s Working Order program among our finalists this year as its service as a small business incubator for persons with disabilities and other disadvantages is unique.”

Marty Stahl, director of Working Order said, “Persons served by the program are low income and are challenged by disability at birth, a new diagnosis of disease, the results of a traumatic accident, navigating the aging process, lack of education, job loss, discrimination, or lack of acceptance in the work place. These individuals choose self-employment as their best-fit work option. Our biggest success is providing the inclusive environment of opportunity and hope for those who are determined to succeed.”

Since 1996, Working Order has served 636 persons in the greater Pittsburgh area and helped 203 participants launch and/or grow their businesses in fields including graphic design, bookkeeping, tax preparation, grant writing, virtual office assistance, hair dressing, cleaning services, massage therapy, sculpture, portraiture, dog training, lawn care, accessibility construction, career transition coaching, golf instruction, event planning, care managing and more.

Outcome metrics from Working Order’s 2013 survey of entrepreneurs reveal that through coaching, training and access to resources, participants have become more self-sufficient and more financially independent.

“Barriers can limit employment options for people with disabilities,” said Pat Serey, Volunteers of America’s chief development & marketing officer and vice president. “Our Working Order program does an excellent job of helping the people we serve overcome such barriers. We are humbled and honored to be one of only two finalists internationally for this NBIA recognition.”

Volunteers of America has served Pennsylvanians since 1896. The agency currently serves more than 28,000 citizens annually across the commonwealth through programs located in Allentown, Harrisburg, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, and Wilkes-Barre.

People served include individuals with disabilities; at-risk children and youth; families in emergency situations; those in need of employment; elderly individuals and couples on fixed incomes; persons with severe and chronic mental illness; families with limited incomes; infants, children, and adolescents that have been abused, neglected, and/or exploited; children with behavioral challenges and educational deficits; women who are homeless; pregnant teens and teenage mothers; and homeless veterans and their families.

Business incubation programs like Working Order catalyze the process of starting and growing companies by providing entrepreneurs with the expertise, networks and tools they need to make their ventures successful. NBIA estimates that in 2011 alone, North American incubators assisted about 49,000 start-up companies that provided full-time employment for nearly 200,000 workers and generated annual revenue of almost $15 billion. Approximately 7,000 business incubators operate worldwide.

The National Business Incubation Association is the world's leading organization advancing business incubation and entrepreneurship. Each year, the NBIA Incubation Awards honor the business incubation programs, graduates and client companies that exemplify the best of the industry.

For more information visit


Rock Baseball's Military Appreciation Day Event Saturday
From: Slippery Rock University  |  Written By: Bob McComas
Past and present military veterans will be honored guests Saturday for the Slippery Rock University baseball team's second annual “Military Appreciation Day” event at Jack Critchfield Park.

The event will be held in conjunction with SRU's home doubleheader vs. Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference-Western Division rival University of Pittsburgh-Johnstown.

Military Appreciation Day is sponsored by the Albert P. Gettings Memorial Foundation of New Castle and co-sponsored by the Slippery Rock Lions Club and Stanley Snyder VFW Post 7465 in Volant.

Activities start at noon with a free tailgate party for all veterans in an area adjacent to Critchfield Park. Veterans will also be honored during on-field ceremonies prior to the first pitch of the 1 p.m. doubleheader.

The Rock baseball team will wear specially-designed camouflage jerseys as part of the day's event. The jersey honors Marine Corporal Albert P. Gettings who was killed Jan. 5, 2006 while in action in Fallujah, Iraq.

Gettings, who was a student at SRU before entering the US Marine Corp in June, 2002, was posthumously awarded the Bronze Star with a Combat V for his heroic actions.

A free-will donation will be taken during the first game of Saturday’s doubleheader and will benefit the Lawrence County Veterans Make a Difference Center in honor of Albert P. Gettings and veterans of all branches of the military both living and deceased.

Active and retired military personnel are asked to RSVP to Laura Vernon in the SRU Sports Information Office at 724.738.4137.

Steel City Rowing BrewFest
April 26, 2014  |  6 – 10 PM

Our Spring BrewFest is just around the corner and we are looking for beer enthusiasts to help judge our beer tasting contest. This event is sponsored by Representative Frank Dermody, Rivertowne Brewery, 3 Lakes Golf Course and Twirly Girl Baking Co.

7-10 pm - $25/person beer sampling at the brewers tables and yummy snacks.
6-10 pm - $40/person blind sampling competition with catered food, gourmet snacks and take away etched BrewFest glass.

There are many ways to get involved with the event other than purchasing tickets. Food for the event is being donated and is coordinated by Karla Isenberg ( If you are able to help set up on Saturday afternoon, please contact Pete Wilton ( Dana Patsey ( will be coordinating volunteers that will help at registration and beer tasting tables. Helping with the clean-up of the boathouse Sunday will be another opportunity to volunteer, please contact Jess DeFelice ( Remember, proceeds help support our rowing and safety equipment! All hands on deck to support equipment we all use!

Click here to buy tickets or register as a brewer!

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