Celebrating National Pizza Party Day: A Guide to Pittsburgh's Best Pizza
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Celebrating National Pizza Party Day: A Guide to Pittsburgh's Best Pizza
Pittsburgh, often celebrated for its rich cultural heritage and sports fandom, also boasts an incredible pizza scene. Friday, May 17 is National Pizza Party Day, what better time to dive into the city's best pizza joints as selected by locals in TribLIVE's Best of the Best Community Choice Awards? Here's your guide to where you can find the best slices in the Steel City. East J & S Pizza located at1828 Union Ave, Natrona Heights, is famous for their authentic recipes and fresh ingredients. And, if you're looking for something totally unique, give their spaghetti pizza a try! Gus Franco's Pizza is a local favorite, at 2637 Leechburg Road, Lower Burrell. Opened in 2017, Gus Franco's is known for its hearty pies and welcoming atmosphere, making it a must-visit for pizza lovers. Salvatore's Pizza House, a cornerstone of the Pittsburgh pizza scene, Salvatore's offers a blend of traditional and innovative pizzas, baked to perfection. Find the at 612 Penn Avenue. North Caliente Pizza & Draft House has a reputation for crafting award-winning pizzas. Visit them at 4706 William Flinn Hwy, Allison Park for gourmet pies and an impressive selection of beers. Located at 1722 Mt Royal Blvd, Glenshaw, Franks Pizza and Chicken offers a delightful mix of pizza and chicken, making it ideal for those looking for variety and quality. Monte Cello's has been a family favorite for years, known for its inviting setting and consistently tasty pizza. Stop by 20325 Rte 19, Cranberry Twp and see for yourself! Southwest Carriage Inn Restaurant and Catering on Lovedale Road in Elizabeth is perfect for family gatherings, serving up a homestyle pizza experience that feels both traditional and innovative. Grande Jr Pizza Express is renowned for its speedy service and delicious pizzas, located at 596 Racetrack Road in Washington, Grande Jr is ideal for those in need of a quick and satisfying meal. Hurd's Greenock Deli can be found at 1127 Greenock Buena Vista Rd, McKeesport. It combines the charm of a deli with the comfort of pizza, offering unique flavors and friendly service. Westmoreland Jioio's Restaurant is famed for its thin, flaky crust pizzas with a sweet sauce, a signature recipe that has delighted patrons for decades. Visit them at 939 Carbon Road, Greensburg. Conforti's Pizzeria is a staple in the local community at 8871 US-30 in Irwin. Enjoy classic and specialty pizzas in a cozy, inviting atmosphere. Norvelt Pizzeria calls 811 Water Street, Scottdale home. They give their pies a special touch, making every bite feel like a little slice of home. Celebrate National Pizza Party Day by visiting one of these top-rated pizzerias or better yet, embark on a pizza tour around Pittsburgh to experience the diverse and rich flavors each has to offer. Pittsburgh's best pizza places do not disappoint. They have something to satisfy every palate.
Sweat for a Cause: Memorial Day Bootcamp to Raise Funds for Nonprofit
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Sweat for a Cause: Memorial Day Bootcamp to Raise Funds for Nonprofit
Memorial Day marks a time of remembrance, a moment to honor those who sacrificed for our nation in more ways than one. This year amidst the solemnity of the occasion, Pittsburgh fitness experts SHAPE Training and SweatNET are coming together in a spirit of unity and philanthropy, blending fitness with charity to once again hold their annual mega Memorial Day Bootcamp! In collaboration with these local fitness enthusiasts is beneficiary, Clear Thoughts Foundation (CTF), aiming to raise the necessary funds to support the continuation of their breakthrough dementia research in Pittsburgh. What will participants experience? This Memorial Day bootcamp will be held in Pittsburgh, PA at the beautiful Strip District Terminal starting at 10:00am on Monday, May 27, 2024. Led by expert trainers from both SHAPE Training and SweatNET, this bootcamp is tailored to suit all fitness levels, ranging from seasoned athletes to beginners and even children! Bring the whole family and experience a high demand, high reward 60-min bootcamp styled class that offers something for everyone. Following the bootcamp portion, participants will then be led through a 15-min yoga cool down. Class cost is $20 per participant and will allow access to provided water, snacks, and exciting raffle baskets in addition to the workout. A mission you will want to sweat for... Beyond the sweat, exertion, and homage, the true essence of this bootcamp lay in its charitable mission. All proceeds generated from participant registrations, donations, and sold raffle tickets will be utilized to support the continued efforts of Pittsburgh based nonprofit, Clear Thoughts Foundation (CTF). CTF is dedicated to seeing a world free of dementia and has been working to fufill their mission since 2010 of funding breakthrough drugs and novel treatments to eliminate dementia. They have been a becon of hope and light for families with loved ones battling dementia, especially during the month of May as they champion their annual Dementia Awareness Month - a month long community initiative to spread dementia education, research awareness, and hope that one day we will all live in a world free of dementia. Experience the power and fulfillment of coming together for a common cause! Don't miss attending this event in the spirit of unity and altruism on Memorial Day. There will be sweat, determination, homage, and generosity, as the community comes together to remember our fallen while working to uplift those in need. More information and ticket purchases can be made at clearthoughtsfoundation.org... see you there!
Unique and universal gifts and books available in Bloomfield for a good cause
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Unique and universal gifts and books available in Bloomfield for a good cause
'A Few of Kind' is a non-profit store located in the heart of Bloomfield on Liberty Avenue, where everyone is welcomed with a warm salutation and a hot cup of tea (or a cold drink of water depending on the season). Here, you can find unique and inspiring books, small gifts, personal body care, jewelry and authentic artifacts from around the world. We have authentic Moroccan pieces, decor from Egypt, prayer rugs from Turkey, and so much more. Plus, we have one of the best and most diverse selection of Islam reading material than anywhere in the city. Works from famous and local Islam authors including Beverly Mack, Rumi, Ghazali, Alaa Shalaby, and more are available at Few of a Kind, as are other ethnic books dealing with culture, poetry, the arts, history, food, biographies, and the African American experience. What's more is out of all the bookstores in the city, there are more African American books for children and short stories by African authors here than anywhere. There's also an interfaith section, with readings from other faiths and ideologies. Educational books that help readers learn to read and write Arabic for children and adults are available. 80% of the merchandise in the store is donated and of good quality, but all of the money earned at Few of a Kind is used for the guests and maintenance of the Muslim Women's Guest House (shelter), located in Penn Hills, which houses needy women and their families, without regard to race, religion, nationality, or status. Few of a Kind also hosts small gatherings and events; authors who talk about their books, movie screenings, poetry readings and more are all taking place here throughout the year. Just recently we celebrated Ramadan, one of two Islamic holidays, and a female-only Iftar. We let community members use the space for events, and we don't charge, as long as you're not charging. If your're interested in hosting an event here, give us a call at 412-315-7092. Stop by from 1 pm to 5 pm, Tuesday- Saturday.
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David Hobbs Named Honorary Race Director at Pittsburgh Grand Prix Historic Races: Master of Ceremonies to Honor 60 Years of Ford GT40 40
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David Hobbs Named Honorary Race Director at Pittsburgh Grand Prix Historic Races: Master of Ceremonies to Honor 60 Years of Ford GT40 40
This July, the Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix (PVGP) will not only celebrate the 60th anniversary of the iconic Ford GT40"a car that has left an indelible mark on motorsport. Adding to the event, renowned racer and broadcaster David Hobbs will join as the Honorary Race Director and Master of Ceremonies at the GT40 reunion, set to take place from July 25-28 at the Pittsburgh International Race Complex.​​A Veteran Racer at the Helm​David Hobbs has competed across a spectrum of motorsport disciplines including Formula 1, IndyCar, and NASCAR, to name a few. In a 31-year driving career, David Hobbs raced in almost every imaginable category: endurance sports racers, touring cars, Formula 1, Formula 5000, Indycars, IMSA, Trans-Am, Can-Am and even NASCAR. As a former GT40 racer, he will be right at home this July in Pittsburgh, where there is going to plenty of GT40 history on display and on the track! Hobb's racing career includes competing in Formula One for BRM, Honda, and McLaren. He also achieved significant victories in other motorsports disciplines. He raced the Ford GT40 which is why he was selected as the Master of Ceremonies for this 60th Anniversary celebration. He has also campaigned in the Ferrari 512M, Porsche 917s and 956/962s. He competed in IMSA Camel GT for BMW, finished fifth in the Indy 500 for McLaren, won championships in Formula 5000 and Trans Am, and led the Daytona 500 in NASCAR. He is most closely associated with the Le Mans 24 Hours, where he raced 20 times. GT40: A Legacy on DisplayThe Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix Historic Races event promises to be a thrilling showcase of the GT40's evolution, from its origins in 1964 to the latest Ford GT models up to 2024. Enthusiasts will have the opportunity to see these legendary vehicles up close, from the original GT40 Mk I and Mk II to the Mk IV and the contemporary Ford GT variants. The weekend will feature track sessions, a special GT40 Featured Race, and charity rides, offering a full immersion into the world of this historic race car. A Gathering of Auto AficionadosUnder Hobbs' stewardship, the reunion is expected to draw crowds from all corners of the automotive community. Rick Muck, Managing Director of AutoventureUSA and organizer of the GT40 Reunion, notes that the event is "a celebration of the GT40's significant heritage and its impact on motorsports." The involvement of companies like Superformance and Safir GT40 highlights the ongoing allure of the GT40, ensuring that its story is told through engaging narratives and shared experiences of owners and racers. More Than Just RacingThe PVGP Historics "week" is packed with activities that extend beyond the racetrack. Starting with the Kick-Off Rallye and followed by a variety of events including the Walnut Street Invitational Car Show and the Blacktie & Tailpipes Gala, the festival offers something for every car enthusiast. NEW PVGP Events added for 2024!The race week includes two new events that are just being announced for 2024, starting with the "Grand Prix Garden Party" at Phipps Conservatory & Botanical Garden and an "Evening of Speed" to be held at the Frick Fine Arts Museum on the Pitt Campus, ensuring that the celebration of automotive culture remains at full throttle throughout after the Historic races conclude at Pittsburgh International Race Complex. More detailed information with be coming soon about these new events!
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Students from Vandergrift and Apollo headed to Gene Kelly Awards!
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Students from Vandergrift and Apollo headed to Gene Kelly Awards!
Three local students are headed to the Gene Kelly Awards at the Benedum Center in downtown Pittsburgh on May 25,2024. The Gene Kelly awards are an annual awards show highlighting excellence in high school musical theater. The students attend Westinghouse Arts Academy which is a tuition free public charter school. Jocelyn Emrock from the Apollo Area is a senior dance major at Westinghouse Arts Academy. Grace Visconti and Marley Shick are freshmen musical theater majors at the school. Westinghouse Arts Academy was nominated for 8 Gene Kelly Awards for their 2024 production of CHICAGO- TEEN EDITION. 2024 GKA Nominations: Best Musical (Budget III)Best Supporting Actress (Addy Janicki)Best Vocal Ensemble (Budget III)Best Dance Ensemble (Budget III)Best Student OrchestraBest Lighting Design (Budget III)Best Costume Design (Budget III)Best Crew/Technical Execution Westinghouse Arts Academy is currently accepting new student enrollments for the upcoming school year. Programs available include Musical Theatre, Dance, Vocal, Theater Arts, Studio Arts, Visual Arts, and Instrumental Music. You can sign up for tours and additional information at the link below. https://westinghousearts.org/admissions/ Photo credits
State of Black Learning 2024
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Wilkinsburg annexation failure reflects merger hurdles for Pa.'s 2,560 municipalities
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