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Steelers Super Bowl Shirts That Could Have Been are Now Being Used for a Good Cause

22 Dec

Just saw this on the 96.1 KISS website. These are the Steelers “Super Bowl Champion” shirts that “would have been” had we won the Super Bowl last year. However, fret not — they’re going to be used for a good cause. These shirts will be sent to countries in need by an organization called World Vision. That’s the way to spread the holiday spirit! And, that’s OK, let’s just win THIS year so we can have even cooler shirts 😉   GO STEELERS!

Read more: http://www.961kiss.com/pages/morningfreakshow.html?an=Steelers-championship-gear#ixzz1hEri8v7n

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Pittsburgh Gives Back- By Natalie DeBarto

21 Dec

It’s that time of year to give back to the community, and Pittsburghers are in full force. There are so many opportunities to give back, and not all of them involve a hefty donation of money. Some spare change is enough to change lives.

Around the holiday season, the Red Kettles and the sound of bells is a universal sign of the Salvation Army. The Salvation Army is an organization devoted to helping out the communities in which it resides.

These Red Kettles are settled in front of shops and buildings all through the Pittsburgh area. These bells are being rung by volunteers from this area.

It’s not too late to help out; any spare change is beneficial to the cause. All of the money from the Salvation Army “Red Kettles” goes to provide services in the Pittsburgh Area; from shelters for the homeless to after school programs for at-risk children.

Stop at the next Red Kettle you see and throw some spare change in to help the cause, after all, every penny counts.

http://www.salvationarmyusa.org/

MISSING PERSON: Update on James Slack: Help Find Jimmy – REWARD

16 Dec

Thank you to the Steelers’ Ryan Clark, the Pariots’ Ross Ventrone, and employees of 96.1 KISS fm who, among many other kindhearted individuals and news outlets, have tweeted, Facebooked, and blogged about missing person Jimmy Slack (a.k.a. James Slack II, Jim Slack) of Bridgeville, PA.

I wanted to share with you some of the latest links for information, the Facebook page dedicated to finding Jimmy, as well as the Missing Person poster if you’d like to share it.

Please continue to spread the word, and remember that he may not be in the Pittsburgh area anymore – he could be anywhere.

He was last seen on December 6th, at Stage AE in the North Shore for a String Cheese Incident concert.

LINKS:

Pittsburgh Cops Take Up Search for Bridgeville Man

Help Find Jimmy Slack Facebook Page

Search for Missing Man Continues; Slack Family to Offer Reward

Missing Person: Jimmy Slack, Last Seen at Stage AE on Tuesday – Have You Seen Him? Please Re-Post! [UPDATED]

MSNBC Local Report on James Slack, II – Reward Being Offered

** The family is begging anyone who knows anything at all to come forward. Any lead, clue, or piece of information will help. They are offering a $1,000 reward. People can call with any information including anonymous tips at 412-323-7800

Glitzburgh has been trying to get in touch with Nancy Grace, to no avail. But, let’s not leave any avenue unexplored.

Bring Jim home for the Holidays!

 

‎”Two and a Half Men” director to produce WQED talk show in Pittsburgh, Beginning December 2012

16 Dec

Glitzburgh has recently learned that Two and a Half Men director, Jamie Widdoes, is returning to his hometown of Pittsburgh to produce a WQED talk show about female empowerment and girls’ self-esteem that will begin this month.

According to a September 2011 press release, “it’s the first program of the new Pittsburgh Innovative Media Incubator, a co-venture between WQED and the Steeltown Entertainment Project, a local nonprofit advocating to make the region an entertainment production center. The incubator is funded by a grant from the Richard King Mellon Foundation.”

According to some reports, the show will also be offered in syndication to broadcasters such as the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN!)

“It’s been a dream of mine for many years to come home and produce in Pittsburgh,” Widdoes said in a statement. “I can’t think of a better place for a project like this. From the moment I was on the [set of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, I’ve wanted to do something in that studio.”

(Information courtesy of WQED.)

East Liberty’s GO EAST Holiday Promotion

7 Dec

East Liberty is like a hidden gem in Pittsburgh, the City of Neighborhoods.

This weekend, East Liberty businesses invite you to a special Go East Holiday Promotion!

Check out the happenings, below:

 

Go East this season and make the holidays brighter with exclusive discounts from East End shops and restaurants!

Just text GOEAST to 76274 to join. You’ll get a reply welcoming you to Go East. Show the text at any Go East partner location to redeem the discounts. You’ll also be entered win free swag from the Pittsburgh Glass Center, KST, & the Union Project!

Redeem Special offers by showing your “Welcome 2 Go East” text message. Raffle winners will be chosen via text message at 3 pm on Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2011.

Go East Partners, Prizes & Discounts:

• Abay Ethiopian Cuisine | 130 South Highland Ave
10% discount for all Go East participants

• Kazanda’s Café |5943 Penn Ave
$1.00 off all sandwiches or one free small coffee with a sandwich order for all Go East participants

• Kelly Strayhorn Theater | 5941 Penn Ave
Raffle Prizes: 1 Dance Card good for eight classes at Dance Alloy Theater; 2 tickets to the Gene Stovall Holiday Concert; 1 Membership to the Kelly Strayhorn Theater (3 winners total)

• Panaché Boutique | 6008 Penn Circle South
10% discount for all Go East participants

• Pittsburgh Glass Center | 5472 Penn Ave
Raffle Prizes: Gift Certificates for workshops and a fused-glass magnet (3 winners total)

• Tana Ethiopian Cuisine | 5929 Baum Blvd
10% off Dinner Menu for all Go East participants (excludes drinks)

• Shadow Lounge/AVA | 5972 Baum Blvd. @ Highland
Raffle Prize: Passes for free admission to Shadow Lounge/AVA on selected nights (3 winners total)

• Union Project | 801 North Negley Ave
Raffle Prize: Ceramic artpiece

• Vanilla Pastry Studio | 6014 Penn Circle South
Raffle Prize: $25 gift certificate

• Zeke’s Coffee | 6012 Penn Ave
Special discounts on coffee by the pound or get 1 Free cup of coffee – open to all Go East participants
Raffle Prize: Coffee Gift Bag

From Real Housewives of New Jersey to Pittsburgh: Teresa Giudice is Coming to Mt. Lebanon to ‘Knock Out Cancer’

26 Oct

Reality TV star and best-selling author Teresa Giudice, of Real Housewives of New Jersey fame, will be in Pittsburgh on November 13th, 2011.

Giudice is a flashy, albeit polarizing Jersey gal who, love her or hate her, will be at the Galleria in Mt. Lebanon for an exclusive “Knock out Cancer” fundraising event.

Teresa is teaming up with 96.1 KISS fm and 3WS for this evening that includes shopping, dining, and drinking, all to raise money for local cancer research organizations.

Tickets range from $50-$100. For $75, you get a signed copy of Teresa’s cookbook, and for $100, you can get a VIP Meet and Greet with Ms. Giudice herself.

According to the website, “The evening will be filled with music from a live band, jazz music and a DJ and Chinese and silent auctions.”

Some tickets are still available for purchase and you can buy them, here.  To learn more about Teresa, you can check out her website here and her Bravo network blog, here.

Mall at Robinson Celebrates 10 Years! Defining a Decade

22 Oct

Today, The Mall at Robinson celebrated their 10-year anniversary!

It’s hard to believe that already 10 years have gone by since this fabulous mall opened its doors to the North Fayette/Airport West region of Pittsburgh.

Today, the Mall at Robinson held an event at the mall called “Defining a Decade” which benefitted the Susan G. Komen foundation for a Cure. Wish 99.7 was in attendance, as was Whirl Magazine, Health America, and more. Prizes were given out long with coupons from Turkey Hill and a chance to win a trip to Key West, FL or a $1,000 mall shopping spree.

The fun, pink-themed event was held from Noon-3pm and featured music, entertainment, dancing, great giveaways, children’s activities and a silent auction to benefit Susan G. Komen for the Cure Pittsburgh.

Happy Anniversary, Mall at Robinson….from yours truly, Glitzburgh!