What’s Happening in Shadyside – January 2015

See what’s going on in Shadyside this January!

Upcoming Events at Winchester Thurston School

Learning isn’t what it used to be. Join us as leading experts discuss social and intellectual development in the new educational landscape and its impact on your child. Free and open to the public.

Your child’s brain: explained
Tuesday, January 20, 8:30a.m.


  • Beatriz (Bea) Luna, Ph.D.Staunton Professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics, University of Pittsburgh
  • Kristen Klein, Upper School Director and Daniel A. Sadowski, Jr., Middle School Director, Winchester Thurston School

Dr. Luna will describe what brain imaging studies have told us about cognitive development through childhood and adolescence, including understanding of adolescent decision-making, impact on education, and opportunities for parents.


Your Student. Leading.

Come experience an environment that motivates and inspires. When students are curious, engaged, and challenged, they can’t wait to go to school every day. Our students take on college-level research, get real-world experience, and go on to some of the nation’s finest colleges and universities. Along the way, they develop leadership skills that last a lifetime.

OPEN HOUSE: Thursday, January 22, 9:00-11:00 a.m.


555 Morewood Avenue

Ask the Trainer

Have you added a new puppy or rescue dog to your household? Visit Petagogy on Saturday, January 17 for a free Ask the Trainer event with trainer Nicole Garritano. From 1:00 to 4:00 pm, Nicole will be available to answer your training-related questions and provide tips to help you manage your dog’s specific behavioral issues. Open to dogs of all sizes and breeds!*


About the Trainer

Nicole Garritano has been a bully breed trainer, rescuer and advocate for more than seven years. She has been an obedience instructor at the Western Pennsylvania Humane Society since 2008 and recently started teaching classes at the Animal Rescue League. Nicole is also the president and a founding member of The Proper Pit Bull. Although Nicole specializes in training bully breeds, she is experienced in training solutions for dogs of all sizes and breeds.


*This is not a training class; all guests will have the opportunity to ask specific questions about their dog’s individual training needs.    


5880 Ellsworth Avenue


Shadyside Presbyterian Church Welcomes New Pastor  

Shadyside Presbyterian Church is pleased to introduce the Reverend Dr. Conrad C. Sharps as its eleventh senior pastor. Dr. Sharps and his wife Lauren Ford Sharps arrived in Pittsburgh to begin their ministry in late December, just in time to celebrate Christmas in Shadyside.


As the congregation continues to welcome the Sharps to their new home, we also invite the community to join us in greeting them throughout 2015. Worship occurs at 11:00 a.m. each Sunday morning, followed by a time of fellowship with light refreshments. All are welcome.


Founded in 1866, Shadyside Presbyterian Church has enjoyed a long history of global and local outreach and service. The church building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places as a prime example of Richardsonian Romanesque architecture.

5121 Westminster Place 


ManorCare Shadyside has a 5-Star Rating

Do you know ManorCare Health Services – Shadyside is a skilled nursing and rehabilitation facility in your neighborhood that has earned a 5-STAR rating from the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services? Every nursing center must be inspected annually by the State Department of Health.  This survey is a detailed process where the center is expected to adhere to an extensive list of rules and regulations designed to ensure the safety, well-being and dignity of each resident. The 5-Star rating is not the only measure of success for a skilled facility. In 2014 patients reported a 92% satisfaction rating in regards to therapists understanding their rehabilitation needs. We congratulate ManorCare Health Services – Shadyside for their dedication to patient care. To learn more, call the Admissions Department at 412-362-3500 or stop by for a tour.

550 S. Negley Ave.


Feast and Merriment!   Spring Wedding Season is Here!

Make a private appointment with Scribe Fine Papers for all your wedding needs. Start early. We will help you with your timeline and budget and make certain your wedding stationery sets the tone.


Located in the heart of Shadyside on Filbert Street, we feature the finest printers and designers in the country.

731 1/2 Filbert Street
New Designer at Penhollows

Penhollows is pleased to announce Zach Mitchell as our new lead designer and Design Center Manager.  


Zach launched his career working as a Design Assistant for San Francisco design firm Hepworth + Howard, while earning his BFA at the Academy of Art University’s School of Interior Architecture and Design.   Shortly after graduating he returned to the east and worked with Lily Z Design in New York City.   


In his designs, Zach works to strike a balance between contrasting elements to create spaces which are both functional and appealing.  


Born and raised in Pittsburgh Zach is thrilled to bring his design experience back to his hometown and Penhollows is excited to have this talented young designer.  Please stop into The Design Center at Penhollows to meet Zach and welcome him back to Pittsburgh.


244 A South Highland Avenue 

Art Deco Designs at WAX

This sterling silver Art Deco bracelet is designed by Patrick Lawton.


His new work will be on Display at WAX jewelry design studio this January and February .  

5901 Ellsworth Avenue


Kards Unlimited

It’s January again and time for a new year and new beginnings!  (Not to mention champagne and a new calendar!)  Here at KU we’re going to keep on keepin’ on with all of our great holidays, fabulous gifts and cards, and our never-ending supply of the world’s best card store experience! Come down and see us this month for National Hot Tea Month, Twelfth Night (1/6), Appreciate a Dragon Day (1/16) and many more!


Also, the KU Book Club meets Sunday 1/18 at 6 p.m. to discuss The Alchemist, have snacks and drinks, and pick a book for next month!  Feel free to join us!


5522 Wal­nut Street

Shop for a Cause

Never Too Late To Donate At Roberta Weissburg Leathers.


Receive a credit towards your new coat in January when you bring in a gently used old coat or jacket which we will donate to a local charity. 


5415 Walnut Street 


FirstFriday + 3D@MGG


Last chance to view texture & tension at Morgan Contemporary Glass Gallery. Participating artists include Alex Bernstein, Marsha Blaker, Paul Desomma, Byul Go, Romina Gonzales & Edison Zapata, Sungsoo Kim, Weston Lambert, Nick Leonoff, and Mark Leputa. The show ends January 17.


3D@MGG, the winter show, opens FirstFriday February 6, from 5:30-8:30. The gallery has opened its doors to all media in this all local artist show. They include Judi Charlson, Val Cox, Holly Dobkin, Brian Engel, Edric Florence, Glen Gardner, Rae Gold, Laura McLaughlin, Erica Nickol, Katie Plunkard, Heather Joy Puskarich, Ceres Rangos, and Margaret Spacapan.


View our distinctive collection of colorful cast glass birds, incomparable array of artisan jewelry, and a selection of small objects perfect for gifting. Hours are Tuesday through Friday, 11am-5pm and Saturday, 12pm-5pm, or by appointment. 


5833 Ellsworth Avenue

FirstFriday + Special Event  

Visit the new exhibit at GalleriE CHIZ Attention… Rising Star! Tuesday, January 13 – Saturday, February 28. The Artists’ Reception will be held during FirstFriday ArtWalk on February 6, 5:30-8:00pm.


Featuring works on paper by New York artist Charity Baker (“Playing Games” series) and Pittsburgh artist Dorothy Forman (“Free to Be” series).


We will have a special event featuring jewelry by renowned Ukrainian and San Francisco based artist Masha Archer on Saturday, January 24, Noon-5:00pm. She has just added two extraordinary, rare pieces to our collection! Join us for light refreshments and, while wearing her exquisite creations, share your own spotlight with many of her collectors such as Oprah Winfrey, Barbara Walters, Laura Bush, Beyonce Knowles, Gladys Knight, Ivana Trump, Harrison Ford, Clint Eastwood and more. Our collection of her work is here, at CHIZ, for you to experience, along with others’ exciting wearable art, in keeping with our nineteen year reputation!

5831 Ellsworth Avenue 

New Year – New You

Dr. Obagi and the UPMC Cosmetic Surgery & Skin Health Center would like to wish you a Happy New Year! We are excited to offer your favorite special! That is right, it’s time for Buy 3, Get 1 Free Coolbreeze special. This noninvasive, yet deeply effective laser will shrink oil glands while working to stimulate the regrowth of your body’s natural collagen. This makes it the ‘perfect’ treatment to help minimize the appearance of acne, superficial acne scarring, and fine lines. A $1400 value, this package is available for $900. See why patients love this treatment. Call and schedule your appointment today!

5401 Walnut Street, Suite 301

Enjoy and Entire Year – Hair Free!

Aestique is offering a special 12 treatment waxing package to help rid you of that unwanted hair and keep you smooth and bathing suit ready no matter what time of year it is!


We use a special depilatory wax from France which allows superior results and decreases irritation leaving your skin smooth and free of unwanted hair. Treatment areas include lower or full leg, half or full arm, bikini, brazilian, underarm, back, chest, lip, chin, or eyebrows.


Purchase 9 treatments and get 3 treatments free! Call 412-345-0061 before January 31st to take advantage of this exclusive package.  


*Prices depend upon area to be treated. View a full listing of prices online.




5989 Centre Avenue

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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