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Things to do This Fall in Monroeville

Posted by Kate Oczypok on September 05, 2017  /  in Blog, Monroeville, Things To Do in Pittsburgh  /  Comments off

Summer has come to an end here in Pittsburgh but we have so many wonderful ideas for the fall. If you’ve just moved to the vibrant neighborhood that is Monroeville, we put together a list of fun things to do with the kids, with the spouse and with your friends.

By yourself
Author Kelly Haywiser on “You Are So Much More”

Sept. 13th, 7-8:30 p.m., Free

Monroeville Public Library Gallery Space

The inspirational author will share her insight on her new book “You are So Much More: A Woman’s Holistic Guide to Peace, Passion and Purpose.” Attendees will learn how to manage life’s challenges through simple practices of self-discovery.

With the friends
Soul Line Dance Class

Sept. 27th, 7-8:30 p.m., Free

Monroeville Public Library Gallery Space

Grab an autumnal cider drink with friends before heading to this dance class that will make sure you are well-versed in line dances. Anything from the Cupid Shuffle to the Electric Slide to the Wobble will be covered. Bring your whole group and make sure you’re more than prepared for your next wedding!

With the spouse
Holiday House Reunion Party

Oct. 13th, 5-11 p.m., $30

Monroeville Convention Center

This tribute to Motown show will feature club-style tables and chairs and a cash bar. There will also be dining options, so come early and have dinner with your significant other before you enjoy the show!

With the kids
Pumpkin Decorating Night

Oct. 26th, 6-7 p.m., $9

Monroeville Community Park

Bring your own pumpkin to carve and/or decorate. Leave your decorated pumpkins to be judged in a Halloween family fun night pumpkin judging contest. Paint and supplies will be provided. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

 

Giving Back for the Holidays

Posted by Lauren Klein on December 13, 2016  /  in Awards, Holidays In Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Things To Do in Pittsburgh  /  Comments off

By now you’ve seen my post on my favorite holiday activities in Pittsburgh.  And by now I hope you’ve realized that I am so very grateful for all of the blessings in my life… my family, my friends, and my wonderful clients.

There are so many different ways to express my gratitude that I worry at times that I don’t do it enough.  You can only say “thank you” so many times.  You hope that everyone in your life realizes you really mean it… and for the most part, if you’re sincere, they do.

The tough part is coming up with different ways to say thank you… that people will remember.  Well… here’s another one…  how about giving tickets to the Steelers game versus the Ravens on Christmas Day?  Hmm… that sounds like a “real” thank you… doesn’t it?  But I’d have to give out hundreds of tickets… and… well… I don’t have hundreds of Steelers/Ravens tickets.

I only have two.

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I can’t play favorites… that just wouldn’t be fair.  I can, however, have a contest!  So… here it goes… Win 2 tickets to see the Steelers play the Ravens on Christmas day this year!  All you have to do to enter  is “Like” my Facebook page, share this post and tag your date.

I’ll pick the winner on Monday, December 19th and deliver a big “Thank You” in the form of 2 tickets to the game at Heinz Field.

Happy Holidays… and THANK YOU to all my friends, family and real estate clients for an incredible year!

 

My Favorite Holiday Spots and Activities in Pittsburgh

Posted by Lauren Klein on December 10, 2016  /  in Blog, Dowtown Pittsburgh, Holidays In Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Things To Do in Pittsburgh  /  Comments off

There’s nothing I love more than seeing Pittsburgh get all dressed up for the holidays. If you don’t already feel a connection to the City of Steel, I think you may after you visit some of my favorite holiday spots. Grab your coat, your hat and your family, and head out for a wintry night (or day, or both!) on the town.

While there’s holiday fun all over the city (check out this great list of things to do in Pittsburgh over the Holidays ), my favorites are right downtown. There’s so much to see and do!

If you’ve got some shopping to take care of, you can find local, hand-made gifts at the Peoples Gas Holiday Market in Market Square. This is an awesome experience, and I’ve found many great gifts here over the years. Once you’ve checked off everyone on your list, you can visit the Big Guy himself for a photo op. (If you bring a donation to the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank, the photo is free!)

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After you’ve seen everything at Market Square, there’s even more at PPG Place. If skating is your thing, find the perfect holiday skating experience at the MassMutual Ice Rink (click for information on hours, etc). It’s even bigger than the one at Rockefeller Center! Also at PPG Place is the Wintergarden, which features a display of Santas from around the world, as well as a gingerbread exhibit. Your kiddos are sure to love this!

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If you’ve got energy left after all this (and I hope you do!), hop on the Holly Trolley or a horse-drawn carriage for a tour of all the spectacular holiday decorations and lights that downtown has to offer. This is my favorite part! Maybe take along a hot coffee or cocoa to keep you warm.

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I love this beautiful time of year, and I hope the coming weeks bring you and yours much joy. If there’s anything I can help you with in your real estate journey, please get in touch!

 

*The feature photo at the top of this post is a painting by Linda Barnicott.  For more information on this piece and any of Linda’s work, click here.

 

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