May 30, 2013 by Sarah
Spring and summer are a popular time for arts and crafts shows and outdoor festivals, offering a great opportunity for local artists to showcase and sell their original, handmade items to the community. Two such shows are coming up in June in [Read more]
April 28, 2013 by Mark
The Norwin Chamber of Commerce is presenting the Penn-Trafford Excellence in Education luncheon next month, while also hosting a barbeque for chamber members on the same night.
The luncheon will honor the top 5% of [Read more]
March 25, 2013 by Mark
The Steel City Con is coming back to Pittsburgh for three days in just a couple of weeks’ time.
Also taking the alternative name [Read more]
February 27, 2013 by Sarah
The annual Neighborhood Business Expo is returning to pittsburgh next month and is a presentation of the Chamber of Commerce, Inc.
The expo will give area [Read more]
January 29, 2013 by Sarah
Next month’s ‘Afternoon Adventures for Crafty Kids’ will focus on Valentine Day crafts and offer children between the ages 6 and 12 an enjoyable time, although all siblings are welcome to join in the [Read more]
December 28, 2012 by Mark
New Year’s Eve is, for many, the social event of the season. While some consider it only for adults there are more and more events every year in which the whole family can participate – nowhere more so than in [Read more]
November 30, 2012 by Sarah
The 10th annual Gingerbread House Display and Competition is running until January 7, 2013, with houses exhibited at Two PPF Place in the Wintergarden. Admission is free but donations to the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh‘s Free Care Fund are encouraged.
Entries in the gingerbread house competition will be judged on originality and creativity, difficulty, overall appearance and appeal, and precision and neatness. There will also be 17 categories of entrants, including non-profit organization, elementary school, family, culinary, and professional. In addition to the display of gingerbread houses, Don Jones will also be exhibiting trains from his private collection.
Gingerbread houses have become a traditional Christmas item for some and there are people who take great joy from seeing what others can do with them. Those who are fans of the gingerbread house are likely to travel from all around the area, including Plum, to see them. It is likely that organizers of the display and competition have worked with local printing companies to help get the word out about this annual display. Attending this event will be a great way to celebrate the season and to revel in the creativity of others. Guests can also enjoy the Christmas tree and the lights, enjoy some ice skating, and many will maybe do some Christmas shopping in the retail stores in PPG Place, with everyone aware that the big day is approaching.
The display will be open daily, including Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. For more information call 412-434-1900.
October 31, 2012 by Sarah
The Plum Chamber of Commerce clearly means business in November, with a variety of possible networking events coming up.
First up are the [Read more]
September 23, 2012 by Mark
The 15th annual Milltown Day celebration will take place at Borough Park in about a fortnight. There will be plenty of activities in which to take part during the day, including a community fair, an art and craft fair, and a business expo.
The arts and crafts fair will be offering handmade and unique items for sale, the community fair will feature information from local organizations and government services, and the business expo will help to showcase local companies. There will also be lots of activities for the children such as face painting, a pet show, a giant slide, and skee-ball. Other activities will include a blood drive, a child ID drive, a county document shredding truck for those who do not have a shredder, and a morning clean-up. This will be a community festival in every sense of the phrase.
Artists and businesses from all over the area, such as nearby Plum, will no doubt be taking part in Milltown Day. Local printing companies are probably being asked to provide services such as banner printing and flyer printing to help them prepare. This will be an excellent opportunity for emerging artists and business owners to introduce themselves to the community, with sponsorships also available to local businesses.
It all takes place on October 6 from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm. This is a free event presented by the Milltown Revitalization Committee. For more information, the best thing to do might be to visit the event’s website and drop the organizers an email.
August 18, 2012 by Sarah
The 8th annual Celebrate Monroeville will take place at the Monroeville Convention Center on September 13 from 4:00 pm – 8:30 pm. Tickets are $8 for adults, $5 for students and seniors, and free for [Read more]