Tag Archive | Pittsburgh

Little Italy, Small World

Little Italy, Small World

Pittsburgh’s Little Italy is located in the neighborhood of Bloomfield, which gets its name from a note that George Washington made in his journal about the field of blooming flowers close to the settlement. Bloomfield saw an influx of German Catholic immigrants in the late 1860s and a wave of Italians around 1900, specifically from […]

A Ducky Tour

A Ducky Tour

This past week, my coworkers and I took an hour-long tour of downtown Pittsburgh aboard a 1942 duck boat. I had seen the Just Ducky tour vehicles around town since we moved to Pittsburgh three years ago, but hadn’t been aboard one. This team-building adventure was just the opportunity I needed to take the plunge. […]

A Different Kind of Bird

A Different Kind of Bird

Condor Airlines, a subsidiary of Thomas Cook Airlines, has been serving global destinations since 1956. Condor Airlines serves more than seven million passengers and 80 destinations in Europe, America, Africa and Asia. Condor merged with Thomas Cook Airlines UK, Thomas Cook Airlines Belgium and Thomas Cook Airlines Scandinavia in October 2013 to form the Thomas […]

Tekko 2017

Tekko 2017

Spring is finally here in Pittsburgh (even though it snowed — a lot — on opening day for the Pittsburgh Pirates and the fans froze in the stands). At the same time, fans of a different kind flooded the warm hallways of the David L. Lawrence Convention Center and made me stand up and take […]

Electric Art Outside Our Window

Energy Flow is a public art display by Andrea Polli and Ron Gdovic of WindStax, a Pittsburgh-based turbine manufacturer. We understand that of all the places in Pittsburgh a bridge named for Rachel Carson, an environmentalist who was decades ahead of her time, was the most appropriate. The installation of more than 27,000 multicolored LED […]

A Traveling Toyland

A Traveling Toyland

We all had a favorite childhood toy growing up, whether it was a stuffed bear, doll, or action figure. The thoughts of the moments we shared with our inanimate friend warm our heart even now that we are older. We look back at the toys from our childhood in the 50s, 60s and 70s (and for […]

Whiskey’s Roots in America

Whiskey’s Roots in America

Who knew a wonderful world of whiskey was waiting to be discovered in the heart of Pittsburgh at the Wigle (pronounced “wiggle”) Distillery? I was definitely surprised. Wigle distillery, established in 2011 in the Strip District of Pittsburgh, creates dozens of spirits, whiskeys, gins and honey spirits. The small facility gives them the flexibility to […]