We’re rolling steady through these hazy, spring days. Keep cool and read on for a pair of local shopping guides – one for pet supplies and one for garden supplies – AND get to know a rad, local artist who’s amassed north of 180 million views on her colorful gifs. We also chat with a pair of incredible Pittsburghers who are supporting local and helping folks connect with the Steel City.
REDD UP: Being a helper, featuring Alicia Carberry
Our podcast guest this week is Alicia Carberry; a Pittsburgher who is focused on making her city a better place. Hear as she walks through the Garbage Olympics, explains volunteering opportunities and drops a line that we love: “we can still safely hug a tree even though we cannot currently hug our friends.”
CAN-IFEST DESTINY: One man’s quest to support local beer
This week, we got to know Michael Cottle – a cycling and beer enthusiast. Learn about his quest to visit 29 Pittsburgh-area breweries to show support for the local beer scene during quarantine.
LIFE’S A GARDEN; DIG IT: Shop local for garden supplies
Our guide to locally-owned garden supply shops and nurseries walks through the social-distance friendly options you’ve got before you hit the (Joe) dirt.
CATS & DOGS: Our guide to locally-owned pet supply stores
We put together a helpful resource for pet owners. Check out where you can shop local for your pet supplies AND opt for curbside service while supporting local business.
YEAHYELHSA: Get to know artist Ashley Olinger
Meet the artist behind the Instagram account YEAHYELHSA. Her brightly colored artwork has continued during quarantine through a fun, community-driven hashtag: #DrawAtHomeClub.
GENERAL BRADDOCK: Brew Gentlemen IPA is now available in cans
A year ago, we wrote about how much we enjoy General Braddock’s IPA – the flagship IPA at Brew Gentlemen. Today, the brewery dropped their first batch of cans and the General is looking sleek (and slim).
Small Business Shoutout:
- ➡️ Moving out of your apartment but don’t have time to clean? Common Sense Cleaning can help with that. This family-owned cleaning company can help with move-out cleanings and more. You can request a quote from Common Sense Cleaning here.
- ➡️ Patio, Daddio. Looking to put in a patio for the summer or need to clean up that crumbling driveway? Give BG Concrete a call, they can help with repairs and new projects.
- ➡️ Is your house too hot to handle? If you are looking to upgrade to AC, give Sauer Brothers a call. They’ve been in the heating and cooling business since 1949.
Know of a small business that needs a shoutout? Let us know here.