New to the Burgh http://wesa.fm en Why Doesn't Pittsburgh Have an NBA Team? http://wesa.fm/post/why-doesnt-pittsburgh-have-nba-team <p>Sports teams enjoy an intense amount of popularity in Pittsburgh.</p><p>The Steelers hold more Super Bowl victories than any other franchise, the Penguins enjoy the highest TV ratings for any NHL team since 2000 and the Pirates are experiencing a surge in popularity following their first winning season in 21 years.</p><p>Even college teams like the Pitt Panthers or the Duquesne Dukes hold strong followings.</p> Wed, 19 Mar 2014 16:40:13 +0000 Reid Carter 24591 at http://wesa.fm Why Doesn't Pittsburgh Have an NBA Team? How Close Are You To Finishing Our Pittsburgh Bucket List? http://wesa.fm/post/how-close-are-you-finishing-our-pittsburgh-bucket-list <p>Now that we’re three weeks into the new year, it might be a good time to evaluate your progress on your new year's resolution.<br /><br />Or, if you’re in the market for a new goal, try ours: Here’s a list of 51 things that every Pittsburgher should do at least once. Try to cross all 51 off the list before you, <em>ahem</em>, before 2014 kicks the bucket.</p><p><em>(Have your own ideas for must-do Pittsburgh activities? Share your own Pittsburgh Bucket List with us on Twitter and Facebook: #PghBucketList.)</em></p> Fri, 24 Jan 2014 15:32:05 +0000 Reid Carter 23123 at http://wesa.fm How Close Are You To Finishing Our Pittsburgh Bucket List? 6 Ways to Have Fun This Winter in Pittsburgh http://wesa.fm/post/6-ways-have-fun-winter-pittsburgh <p>The winter season in Pittsburgh offers plenty of opportunities to discover the city — or, for you native Pittsburghers — to remember why you love your city. Here’s our rundown of seasonal festivities to get you out the door and fill you with holiday spirit.<br /> Fri, 22 Nov 2013 17:27:38 +0000 Reid Carter 20251 at http://wesa.fm 6 Ways to Have Fun This Winter in Pittsburgh Newcomers Invited to City-Wide Dine Around http://wesa.fm/post/newcomers-invited-city-wide-dine-around <p>New to the ‘Burgh? Enjoy great food, socialize with other newcomers and form networks throughout Pittsburgh at one of the city-wide <a href="http://vibrantpittsburgh.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/Oct26_Dine-Around-Participants-Invite_FINAL_Updated_Oct1.pdf">Dine Around</a> events. Vibrant Pittsburgh, established to grow the diversity of the region, has been instrumental in organizing these dinners.<a href="http://vibrantpittsburgh.org"> </a></p><p><a href="http://vibrantpittsburgh.org">Vibrant Pittsburgh </a>CEO Melanie Harrington and Community outreach and inclusion manager Adriana Dobrzycka use a three-pronged approach to bring in and keep diverse families, and say these dinners are an excellent step in helping these newcomers feel welcome.</p><p> Thu, 24 Oct 2013 19:54:42 +0000 Katherine Blackley 18697 at http://wesa.fm Newcomers Invited to City-Wide Dine Around Grab Some Popcorn: 7 Theaters Every Pittsburgh Movie Buff Should Experience http://wesa.fm/post/grab-some-popcorn-7-theaters-every-pittsburgh-movie-buff-should-experience <p>Finding a good movie theater is like falling in love.<br /><br />The match between theater and audience-member is an important one; lifelong bonds can be formed if the connection resonates, and viewing a movie in the right venue can mean the difference between a relaxing day off and a bitter drive home.<br /><br />Each person has their own needs for a theater, be them movie selection, general size or atmosphere. If you’re new in town, how could you be expected to choose an afternoon sanctuary when you can barely find your way around the city?<br /> Fri, 13 Sep 2013 17:26:51 +0000 Reid Carter 16494 at http://wesa.fm Grab Some Popcorn: 7 Theaters Every Pittsburgh Movie Buff Should Experience 6 Things To Do On Saturday Morning in Pittsburgh http://wesa.fm/post/6-things-do-saturday-morning-pittsburgh <p>Finding things to do on a Friday night in Pittsburgh isn't tough.</p><p>One might visit the bars on Carson Street or head downtown or to the North Shore for some fancy cuisine. And on any given Friday there are gallery crawls, concerts and movie showings to keep people of all cultural persuasions entertained.<br />&nbsp;<br />But what about the morning after?<br />&nbsp;<br /> Fri, 16 Aug 2013 14:00:48 +0000 Reid Carter 14915 at http://wesa.fm 6 Things To Do On Saturday Morning in Pittsburgh City Newcomer? Here's How to Win at Pittsburgh Trivia http://wesa.fm/post/city-newcomer-heres-how-win-pittsburgh-trivia <p>Maybe you are a connoisseur of fun facts, maybe you are trying to develop an understanding of your new city or maybe you are just trying to keep from embarrassing yourself in front of Alex Trebek during your <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DVC28oemocA">Jeopardy</a> debut.<br /><br />If any of these sound like you, then never fear: as part of our web series, “<strong>New to the Burgh</strong>,” here’s a pop quiz on Pittsburgh firsts and landmarks to make you just a touch smarter and to help you win your first million.</p> Thu, 25 Jul 2013 14:30:44 +0000 Reid Carter 13654 at http://wesa.fm City Newcomer? Here's How to Win at Pittsburgh Trivia 5 Blogs Any Pittsburgh Newbie Should Follow http://wesa.fm/post/5-blogs-any-pittsburgh-newbie-should-follow <p>The reach of the Pittsburgh community is expansive, so it should be no surprise that the city’s online community is just as vast.</p><p>For those <strong>New to the ‘Burgh</strong>, here’s a rundown of some blogs that will help you figure out where to go, what to do, and — perhaps most importantly — what to eat.</p> Thu, 18 Jul 2013 14:45:17 +0000 Reid Carter 12376 at http://wesa.fm 5 Blogs Any Pittsburgh Newbie Should Follow The Glass City: Pittsburgh's History as the Center of the U.S. Glass Business http://wesa.fm/post/glass-city-pittsburghs-history-center-us-glass-business <p>The identity of Pittsburgh is synonymous with the steel industry. The city’s largest skyscraper is the U.S. Steel Tower. Its football team is the Steelers, and to the nation, it's the Steel City.</p><p>But what about the city’s other industries? Before the rise of steel businesses in the region, western Pennsylvania was the center of glass sales in the United States.</p> Tue, 16 Jul 2013 16:03:04 +0000 Haldan Kirsch 12792 at http://wesa.fm The Glass City: Pittsburgh's History as the Center of the U.S. Glass Business New to the 'Burgh? Here's 8 Handy Do’s and Don’ts http://wesa.fm/post/new-burgh-heres-8-handy-do-s-and-don-ts <p>It can be hard to jump into a new location without understanding the local customs, and Pittsburgh, friendly as it might be, is wrapped in layers of seemingly impenetrable culture.<br /><br />But do not fret: As part of our, well, <em>new</em> web series, "<strong>New to the 'Burgh</strong>," here’s a handy guide to circumventing the trap doors and pitfalls of life in Pittsburgh.<br /><br /><strong>1. DO be aware of the Pittsburgh Left</strong><br /> Wed, 19 Jun 2013 14:50:49 +0000 Reid Carter 11588 at http://wesa.fm New to the 'Burgh? Here's 8 Handy Do’s and Don’ts