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ReClaim Northside: A lesson in vacant lot renewal

Ten ambassadors on the North Side were chosen to take part in Reclaim NorthSide to green vacant lots. The GTECH program not only teaches them step by step how to complete a green project, but it also helps them become advocates for community change. 

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Making the most of Pittsburgh's craft beer (by pairing it with the best kind of food)

Just in time for Pittsburgh Craft Beer Week, some tips on pairing craft beer with food that brings out its best. Think Nut Brown Ale and a rich cheese or a Czech pilsner with spicy jambalaya. Learn more here then head for some Beer Week events like the Farm to Fork beer dinner where you can taste test. Cheers!

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How to get connected to Pittsburgh

Want to meet more people and get better connected in your city? Here's an informal guide to get you started, from finding events you'll enjoy to networking to help your career and helpful tips along the way.

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Moms with home businesses make it work

Pittsburgh moms who are staying home to raise their kids and build a career are finding fresh ways to ensure that both thrive despite the many challenges.

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Cultural gems: City of Asylum Pittsburgh

The founders of City of Asylum Pittsburgh, and creators of one of the most colorful and cultural blocks in Pittsburgh, are embarking on yet another venture--Alphabet City. It's like nothing else in town, but then what would you expect?

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The Third Place: Maggie Connor and Buena Vista Cafe

Do you have a "third place?" It's that place outside of work and home that you make your own in some way. A favorite coffee shop, perhaps, like Maggie Connor has in the Cafe Buena Vista on the North Side.

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A guide to cool wedding venues in Pittsburgh

Want to get a little creative with your wedding plans? Try any of these suggested places for your wedding, from the colorful Children's Museum, where you can bring in guests by school bus, to bubbly Perlé or some other new venues. Lavender fields, perhaps?

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Great gift ideas: stocking stuffers, all local

Here's the lowdown on the best places to go for cool stocking stuffers this year. We've got the list for shopping local.

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The guide to winter fun for kids in Pittsburgh

From paintball and parrots to ice and clay, there's plenty to do in Pittsburgh to make winter fun for your kids. 

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Pop Filter Hot Pick: will you be naughty or nice at The Warhol holiday bash?

The Queen of Drag meets the Kind of Pop at The Warhol Museum's Naughty-or-Nice Holiday Bash on Saturday, December 1st. Ring in the holidays with fab hostess Sharon Needles--winner of RuPaul’s Drag Race--and groovy tunes by Tracksploitation. Your 15 minutes have arrived, so grab tickets before this buzz-worthy bash sells out!

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Game-changing architecture in Pittsburgh

Six top local architects name 25 game-changing buildings, from houses and loft developments to restaurants and high-rises.  What architecture catalyzed an area or made us think differently about our town--and ourselves?

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SiX wrap up and funding announcement: Apply now!

What was the common theme at last week's lively SiX event? Read about the most eclectic editorial board in town and the headlines of the future that people created--and how similar in theme they were. Then find out how to apply to the Sprout Fund for funding a related idea.

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Slide show: A tour of Randyland

See the whimsical and colorful creation dubbed Randyland on Pittsburgh's North Side, proof of how one person can transform a neighborhood.

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Pop Filter Hot Pick: Just DIY It at the Pittsburgh Mini Maker Faire!

There's no better place to nurture your inner inventor--or yarn bomber--than at the Mini Maker Faire, setting up shop on September 22nd at Buhl Community Park and the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh.

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Register for our next event and help shape Pittsburgh's future

The headlines are coming in for our next SiX event: "New cutting edge ecology campus transforms downtown Pittsburgh." "Pittsburgh named most digitally advanced city."  "Urban transit paradigm shifting!" Send us your headline (or think of one later) but register now for the event on September 24th as we work to advance change in our region.
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