What’s Happening in Shadyside – September 2013

Annual Fall Events   null

Saturday, October 5

Saturday, October 5

Find out more on our Events Page.

Run Shadyside October 5th
Run Shadyside is October 5, 2013! Last year over 1,000 people registered for the 5K run and 1 mile walk that supports the Shadyside Boys & Girls Club. This year registration is already filling up fast, so be sure to mark your calendar and sign up today.

It’s like a fast-moving house tour. Run along nice paved roads through the streets of Shadyside, including along the newly completed South Highland Avenue bridge which will be finished in time for the race! The course begins at 8am the intersection of Walnut and Bellefonte and takes you through residential and commercial streets of our neighborhood. You can get more information on the event’s website.

Proceeds support the programs at the Boys & Girls Club of Shadyside, a vital part of our community for 100 years. The “Club” serves more than 900 boys and girls, ages 6-17. Your participation will ensure that our mission remains strong – that “no child is turned away due to lack of funds.”


Blessing of the Animals & Pet Walk with Bark Shadysidenull

Bring your well bahaved pets to receive interfaith blessings in honor of the Feast of St. Francis of Asis, Patron Saint of Animals. We’ll have many pet vendors, activities and giveaways. There will also be an Animal Psychic available for readings!

Check in and day-of registration begins at 11am on Bellefonte Street. The Pet Walk will start at noon. Cost is $10 per dog ($5 per additional dog/$15 day of).

Event benefits: Animal Rescue League

Shadyside Action Coalition (SAC)  

Shadyside Action Coalition has monthly general meetings on the 2nd Thursday of each month, 6:30-8pm, in the Winchester Thurston School Board Room (Morewood entrance). Come to the next meeting SEPTEMBER 12th. We hear updates from the zone police, district councilman’s office, mayor’s office, and local development groups. Come to meet your neighbors and be part of your neighborhood.

Watch Facebook for details of other community meetings and SAC social events, including our mixers at local Shadyside restaurants.

Music in a Great Place begins 21st Concert Season 

Music in a Great Space, the concert series at Shadyside Presbyterian Church, presents mezzo-soprano Denyce Graves and pianist Laura Ward on Tuesday, September 24, at 8:00 p.m.
Recognized worldwide as one of today’s most nullexciting vocal stars, Denyce Graves continues to gather unparalleled popular and critical acclaim in performances on four continents. Ms. Graves’ career has taken her to the world’s great opera houses and concert halls. “If the human voice has the power to move you,” declares the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, “you will be touched by Denyce Graves.” Concert engagements have taken Laura Ward  to Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center, Boston’s Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, the Spoleto Festival in Italy, and the Colmar International Music Festival and Saint Denis Festival in France. Dr. Ward is a recording artist and music editor for publisher Hal Leonard.
For ticket and season subscription information, go online or call 412-682-4300.

After School Programming & More!

Winchester Thurston School is pleased to offer after school programming, adult education, and private music lessons to children and adults in the greater community!

Learn more about the after school and weekend programming for children and adults at the City Campus and private music lessons. Register today! Questions? Contact Dionne Brelsford at 412-578-7533 or brelsfordd@winchesterthurston.org.  

Are you Ready for Health Care Reform? null

The Affordable Care Act (aka “Obamacare”) is being fully implemented in January 2014.  Open enrollment for the individual and small business Federal Marketplace begin on October 1, 2013! 

Have questions about the changes to the law or have questions about how it will affect you or your business?   Please contact Kennon Insurance Consultants to review your options.   We will walk you through the decision and application process at no cost to you or your organization.


September is Author Appearance Month at Journeys

Father & Son Best Selling Author Duo comes to Pittsburgh
Thursday Evening – September 19th
Lecture and Book Signing – 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
St Edmunds Academy Auditorium
(enter at 5705 Darlington Rd), Squirrel Hill

The Ruiz family passes on deep wisdom in an accessible format. See them in person!
Get your tickets NOW here.

Brett Bevell, Reiki Master, Teacher and Healer
Book Signing and Talk
Friday, September 6, 5:30 – 8:00pm

Brett Bevell introduces his newest book, New Reiki Software for Divine Living. Experience an empowerment/healing session followed by Q&A. FREE event.

Lillie Leonardi,  Pittsburgh Author & Former FBI Agent
Book Launch & Signing
Saturday September 7, 2:00 – 5:00pm

In the Shadow of the Badge is Leonardi’s memoir as a first responder at the Sept 11th Flight 93 crash site.  She will speak about her experiences in Shanksville at 3:30pm. FREE event.

810 Bellefonte St

Life Insurance Awareness Month null

September is Life Insurance Awareness Month, and Adriana Pasquini’s State Farm Agency has made it a commitment to the Shadyside community to spread the word. Life Insurance is a gift that allows remarkable things to happen for our loved ones. It is used in many ways; a legacy, a preservation of estates, a living benefit, and so much more. Visit www.statefarm.com today to learn more about the importance of Life Insurance, and then call State Farm Agent Adriana Pasquini and her team members, Shanna, Nicole, and Daniela, for your free quote.

Mention this eNewsletter, and you will receive a gift in the mail, just for getting a quote. It is time to make time.
735 Copeland St

Summer of community events with Wi-Fi null

Green Light Wireless has had a hot summer. After kicking off the season with the Dick’s Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon, the local start up has kept busy, providing Internet and network services to local organizations in support of their summer community events. Most recently, Knit the Bridge volunteers depended on Green Light’s Wi-Fi service to connect to their database and manage installation August 17-18.

The biggest success of the summer for Green Light was the Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix, July 20-21 in Schenley Park, where more than 1,000 people including event staff, race timing personnel, emergency services and spectators accessed the company’s robust Wi-Fi network.

Green Light Wireless utilizes a Wireless Distribution System to deliver fast, high quality Internet service to homes, businesses and events. Have an upcoming event in need of Internet service? Call (412) 228-3000 or email laura@greenwifi.com for more information. Business and residential broadband Internet packages are also available.

Get Social with S&T

Are you looking for a way to make a difference in your local community? null


Game Changer Trivia, an app housed on S&T Bank‘s official Facebook page, allows users the opportunity to play to make a difference! For each rotation you complete around the interactive gameboard, your vote is applied to your choice of one of four participating charities. The Pittsburgh Promise, Salvation Army of Western Pennsylvania, Troops First Foundation and Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh are all competing for the chance to earn up to $15,000. But who wins is all up to you! Visit Game Changer Trivia to get started.


Don’t miss out on your chance to make a difference for charities in our community! There is limited time for participation, so be sure to visit the page today!   

820 S Aiken Ave


Change of Seasons, Change of Scene

The temperature may say summer, but Eureka! says, “Fall is coming!”  And there’s nothing we like better than celebrating the change of seasons with a brand new array of artfully displayed gift items.   If you’re thinking about autumn weddings and birthdays, Yom Kippur presents, or even, dare we say it … holiday shopping … now’s the time to come in and browse.  You’ll be dazzled by our fabulous new collection of cashmere gloves, stunning silk and bamboo scarves, all-natural aromatherapy candles, pretty beaded wristlet bags, elegant tapers and cathedral candles, and of course … chocolates that are as beautiful as they are delicious


Eureka! is the perfect reason to celebrate September.  Don’t wait!   


735 Copeland Street (across from Starbucks)


Place Setting Offer null

Thanks to its creations in silver, Christofle is a symbol of luxury and elegance. Made in France, and available at Glassworks, Christofle Flatware is available in Stainless Steel, Silver Plated, or Sterling Silver. Select your pattern and precious metal to create the table you have always wanted. Now through September 30, 2013, buy 10 get 2 free on all Christofle Five Piece Place Settings. All 12 place settings must be the same pattern and metal.


5406 Walnut Street

Ralph Lauren Home Eventnull

Join Cypress Luxury Home Boutique as they welcome the month of September with the Ralph Lauren Home Event. 

All Ralph Lauren Home accessories are featured this month with special promotional pricing.  Add timeless beauty and sophistication to your home with the iconic style of Ralph Lauren Home.  Don’t miss out on this promotion as well as other events throughout the boutique!

5900 Ellsworth Avenue

Flameless Candles Back in Stock null

Back in stock….Flameless 5 inch Ivory Candle.  These realistic paraffin wax flameless candles run on 2 AA batteries and have a 5 hour timer function.  Great for Holiday decorating.  Also new this year the 8 inch flameless Taper Ivory candle. Available at Penhollows



244A South Highland Ave.


Fair in the Park null

 For the first time, Caesar’s Designs will have a tent at the Fair in the Park in Mellon Park on September 5, 6 & 7.

Come shop Caesar’s latest creations including oxidized silver rings and pendants. Find more information on Facebook.  

5413 Walnut Street


Fun September Holidays null

As usual, Kards Unlimited has big plans for the coming month!  September is one of our favorite months because it’s National Apple Month, National Bourbon Heritage Month, and also because it has our two favorite weeks (which are concurrent this year), Banned Books Week and Tolkien Week (9/22-9/28)! 

Just as fair warning, September is also Shameless Promotion Month and KU has everything you could ever want, so come on down! 


5522 Walnut Street 



September Supply Drive at Petagogy 

Help Petagogy donate some much-needed items to four deserving rescues! Each week they’ll be collecting items for a specific rescue:


Sept. 1-7 – FurKid Rescue (paper towels, peanut butter, cleaning products) 

Sept. 8-14 – Animal Rescue League (Blue Original Dawn, unscented laundry
   detergent, paper towels, peanut butter)

Sept. 15-21 – Biggies Bullies (peanut butter, paper towels, bath towels, bully sticks)

Sept. 22-28 – Steel City Greyhounds (blankets, peanut butter, small throw rugs, treats)


Bring in one item (one blanket, one jar of peanut butter) and Petagogy will give you 5% off your purchase. Bring in two items (two rolls of paper towels, two jars of peanut butter), you’ll get 10% off your purchase. If you bring in three or more items, you’ll get 15% off your total purchase!*


* Discount cannot be combined with any other coupons or offers. Discount is only valid at the time donations are brought to the store. Not valid on the purchase of gift cards or Reclaimed Things products.


5880 Ellsworth Ave



Coming Soon to EastSide null


Opening over the next few months on the upper level of Eastside where Borders bookstore was previously located will be Chipotle Mexican Grille and Chestnut Hills Dental, with the Trek Bicycle Store moving over from its current location. This is easily accessible from the South Highland entrance, as the new South Highland Bridge is slated to open in late September!


Eastside Phase III will begin demolition in early September of the Pittsburgh Indoor Tennis Center, the two pedestrian bridges that cross the East Busway and the Citizens Bank drive-thru. For more information on the newest phase of Eastside please visit the Coming Soon section of our website, and don’t forget to follow us on Twitter & Facebook!


New Show at Gallerie Chiz
Two Carnegie Museum Award Winners!

eggshell bowls of casting slip; de-flocculated clay
incorporating original image transfers
and socially & environmentally driven “non-paintings”
made from repurposed books  & materials

Artists’ Opening Reception & FirstFriday ArtWalk
September 6, 2013 5:30 – 8:30 pm
show runs thru 10.12.13

Don’t miss an Artists’ Talk  Saturday, October 12 at noon. Nancy McNary Smith and David Montano will give a brief presentation at GalleriE CHIZ  on the closing day of the exhibition, followed by questions from the audience.


5831 Ellsworth Avenue 



FirstFriday ArtWalk

Morgan Contemporary Glass Gallery is open until 8:30pm, during FirstFriday ArtWalk on September 6 to see glassweekend’13 in the gallery. The show continues through Saturday, September 21.

The beginning of the fall exhibition season opens Saturday, September 28, 2013, from 5:30-8:30pm at the gallery. Common discourse features the work of two local artists-Heather Joy Puskarich and Ron Desmett, along with Jen Blazina, Michael Janis, Susan Longini, Carmen Lozar, Demetra Theof  anous and Randy Walker. null


Heather Joy’s Heautoscopic Jaunt, a life-size chocolate casting of her body, is featured in this exhibition. Taking more than 13 hours of work, the mold was created using her own body. The mold was then filled with 350 pounds of white chocolate, donated by Sarris Candies of Canonsburg, PA. 


5833 Ellsworth Avenue

Has the Sun Been Tough on your Skin th  is Summer?

Try Aestique‘s ZO 3 Step Stimulation Peel! This peel nullremoves the outermost layer of skin using an exclusive blend.  It delivers long lasting benefits beyond the temporary improvements seen with ordinary peels.  The ZO Peel is designed to treat acne, melasma, sun damage, fine lines, texture roughness, large pores, and even dullness. It promotes softer, smoother skin with minimal downtime and is suitable for any skin type or color. Try it this month for Special Price of $175!


And don’t forget until the end of the month we are offering Complimentary Cosmetic Surgery consultations with Dr. Lazzaro, Dr. Antimarino and Dr. Clavijo!

Call today to schedule your visit.

5989 Penn Circle South 


New Spa Essentials

For many the transition from summer to fall is the most dramatic of all the seasonal changes.  And fall often brings about more a structured schedule.  This can feel like a big change compared to a care-free summer lifestyle.  null  

To help you relax into your new routine, beginning this Fall Judy at Vanderbeck Massage Therapy will be offering a line of Arbonne spa products which are Purely Botanical, Safe for the skin, and also Beneficial for the skin.  These products are gluten free, vegan certified, contain no mineral oil and they contain no chemical dyes or fragrances.  Unwind with a five-in-one essential massage oil or a cool Renewing Body Gelee.

Experience these soothing products and more as you ease into your Fall Season with a new routine of Massage Therapy, Reflexology or Healing Touch Therapy.  For more information contact Judy Vanderbeck.

5850 Ellsworth Avenue
Sessions by appointment only Tues.-Sat.

Stock up & Save Sunscreen Event

Sunshine-y, snowy or just gray and rainy…it doesn’t matter!  At The Skin Center, we tell everyone sunscreen is for every season…not just summer! 

So, to remind you to apply your sunscreen all year-round, we’ve created a great way for you to SAVE! It’s our Stock Up and SAVE Sunscreen Event!  Buy a bottle of your favorite sunscreen and get the second bottle HALF-OFF!  Now is the time to stock up and SAVE for autumn, winter, spring and, yes, even next summer too!

806 South Aiken Ave


Dermalogica Promotion

Schedule your appointment for a custom facial at Massage Heights Bakery Square and receive a FREE Dermalogica sample kit (a $25 value) while supplies last.  Our skin treatments focus on anti-aging, clear skin and sensitive skin and are provided by licensed professional skin therapists.  Massage Heights also offers three types of elevations (or add-on services) to enrich, refine and purify our Guest’s skin. We also offer a variety of Dermalogica products for your skin’s health.

Introductory prices for first time Guests are $49.99 for a 1-hour therapeutic massage and $59.99 for a 1-hour custom facial.  Actual hands on time is 50 minutes for both services which allows time for pre and post service consultations.


Massage Heights is open 7 days a week and the Bakery Square location offers 3 hours of FREE parking.


Bakery Square Boulevard  


Skin Treatment Promotion
ultherapy_full_face_2-3 (2)Does your skin need an extra lift this summer? During the months July, August and September enjoy 20% off Thermage and Ulthera skin tightening treatments at the UPMC Cosmetic Surgery and Skin Health Center. Call today and book your consultation to see which treatment is right for you.

5401 Walnut St #300

412-621-SKIN (7546)

The Shadyside Chamber of Commerce is a voluntary organization of businesses and professionals who work together to support, promote and improve the Shadyside business corridor as well as to help make Shadyside an exceptional place to work, shop, visit, and live.

Thanks for Thinking Shadyside,

Shadyside Chamber of Commerce

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