Born to Run

Jason Owens and Vince Salvino on 5th Bridge

Last Sunday 30,000 runners filled the streets of Pittsburgh for the marathon, the half marathon and relay teams. An early part of the 26.2-mile course winds through the North Side on East Ohio Street, Allegheny Commons, and Western Avenue, where neighbors turn out to support runners.

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Monterey Street Renovation Wins Top Prize

Renovation on Monterey

The transformation of an abandoned candy factory into a single-family home earned Allegheny City Central residents Dan Wintermantel and Leslie Vincen top honors in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette’s 2014 Renovation Inspiration Contest in the large residential category (more than $50,000).

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Get Farm Fresh Products All Year Round


Did you know that North Side residents can conveniently pick up fresh locally grown grocery products all year round? The Penn’s Corner Farm Alliance Farm Stand makes a stop in the North Side at the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh, 10 Children’s Way, between 4 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. every other Monday throughout the year. The next drop-off date available for orders is Monday, April 21.

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It’s Duck Season

Pittsburgh DUKW

Good things arrive with spring, including the return of the ducks. No, not that giant yellow visitor who was so visible on the three rivers last autumn. We’re talking Pittsburgh’s own resident “ducks,” the six amphibious vehicles that make up the fleet of Just Ducky Tours.

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