Newsletter: Back to School 

Sharpen your pencils and grab your notebook, we’ve got a round-up of classes to take and things to make.

by Lindsay Patross | September 11, 2020

There is something about the end of summer that brings up some memories of back-to-school season. Do you recall that general feeling of anticipation? The excitement of choosing a new backpack and cracking open a pristine notebook?

The Very Local team has put together a week of back-to-school stories themed around classes you remember — home ec, phys ed, art, history — but with a more adult, DIY, and socially distant spin.

Check out some of the stories we’ve shared this week, and you can see all of our Back to School with Very Local stories here.

ART: Music meets movement at PearlArts Studios
Herman and Staycee Pearl are proof that sound and dance go hand in hand

HOME EC: ‘Burghundy is changing Pittsburgh’s perception around wine
Adam Knoerzer’s virtual wine classes and approachable outlook on wine invites Pittsburghers to embrace the typically perceived haughty drink

HISTORY: Obscure Pittsburgh history
Six fun facts about the Steel City that you may not know. (Do you remember Pudgie Wudgie?)

PHYS ED: Om at a distance: an updated guide to virtual and outdoor yoga classes
A guide to socially distant classes offered by Pittsburgh yoga studios


Podcast: Talking “women’s work” and hand stitching with Julie Zaichuk-Ryan

Meet the owner of South Atlantic Stitching Company; she is a sewist whose work is a modern take on traditional needlecraft

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Lindsay Patross

Lindsay Patross

Pittsburgh born and raised, Lindsay has been writing about the people who love Pittsburgh since 2008.

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