Newsletter: Plants, Pets & a Pair of Pittsburgh Neighbors

Meet some Pittsburghers who are working to make their community a better place one garbage bag and one brewery at a time. Plus, we dig into some local shopping guides. 

by Lindsay Patross
May 29, 2020

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.”

🎧 You can download this episode or listen via iTunes or Spotify.

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.

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

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