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Mike Pellas

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The The Art Institute of #Pittsburgh​ is doing one more (open to the general public) gourmet #chocolate   making class on May 30th. It will be the last one before the end of the year. My wife and I attended this one before and walked out with a lot of truffles. They are also running a #groupon   you can use with a link to the schedule on the site - https://www.groupon.com/deals/the-art-institute-of-pittsburgh
Choose from Six Options $69 for a food, wine, or spirits class for one ($129 value) $119 for two Groupons, each good for a food, wine, or spirits class for one ($258 value) $115 for a Photography I, II, or III class for one ($225 value) $209 for two Groupons, each good for a Photography I, II, or III class for one ($450 value) $130 for a Photoshop class for one ($249 value) $239 for two Groupons, each good for a Photoshop class for one ($498 val...
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Nationality Days in Ambridge, Beaver County, PA
 
Ambridge Nationality Days - This weekend!
I haven't been to this in ages.
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ART ALL NIGHT
Lawrenceville, Pennsylvania
This is a free event, open to the public.
 
Art All Night
Lawrenceville, (Pittsburgh) Pennsylvania
April 25 & 26, 2015
http://www.artallnight.org/wp/
There have been several changes this year in submitting and picking up artwork. Please refer to the website if you are interested. I will be volunteering at this event. If you bring children, bring them early, and do NOT bring them after 7PM (ish).  This year, I am helping out at the mandala art center first (during children hours), and then can be found in my usual place. So excited!
#artallnight   #artwork   #pittsburgh  
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With less than 4 days to go, it looks like Cambria County War Memorial Arena in Johnstown is ahead of the other Pennsylvania community ice rinks, with over 1,200 votes (including the typo) in the +Kraft Hockeyville USA contest .
Think your community has what it takes to be the first-ever Kraft Hockeyville USA? Enter your community’s ice rink for a chance to win $150,000 and the chance of hosting a NHL® 2015-2016 Pre-Season Game. KraftHockeyville.com
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I'm originally from Altoona. I've been to the War Memorial many times.
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Attention Pittsburgh Medical Professionals: You are invited to an educational event about the innovative new sleep technology, Inspire Upper Airway Stimulation Therapy, which is now FDA approved and offered in the Pittsburgh Area. Dr. Ryan J. Soose, MD, and Dr. Robert R. Rogers, DMD, DABDSM leading sleep therapy professionals, will be hosting the event. Attend and learn about the new sleep therapy option that is unlike anything before. RVSP by 3/...
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This is a pretty awesome event that I'll be live-tweeting at...
B.U.S. 10. Get Ready to Ride! Friday & Saturday, February 27 & 28, 2015. Back for its 10th year, B.U.S. (Bricolage Urban Scrawl) is a fundraiser that puts theatre-making at the heart of the event. Bricolage will collaborate with over 40 local theatre artists, asking them to risk their creative ...
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If you think your kids might be interested in outdoor mobile gaming with a good bit of exploration and a touch of history, this might be something to check out.  Ingress is Google's augmented reality game where you get gear to use in the game from real world sites which can then be used in a virtual Capture-the-Flag kind of thing. There are monthly local events the first Saturday of each month (Sunday next month, though), which can be good to help newer, lower level players to pick up the game from more experienced players and larger events where a thousand or more players might show up (http://Ingress.com/events).  The "scanner" refers to the mobile app.
Daniel Dlugos originally shared:
 
A x-faction event designed for the youngest agents among us! Many of our own kids have started picking up a scanner, so let's have fun exploring the zoo and getting to know each other.

There will be a scavenger hunt mission just for kids, as well as live animals!

I'll post more details as they come together, including buying discounted admission tickets as a group.
Ingress Kids Saturday
Sat, June 13, 11:00 AM
Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium

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from +WTAE-TV Pittsburgh... Former PPG employee stole trade secrets for a *Chinese firm including formula for clear plastic windows for military aircraft and high speed transportation vehicles.

"If PPG owns my brain for life, then they should pay me 2 million a year to keep it!! I think I make my point!!" Rukavina wrote to the Chinese company. In another email, documents say he wrote "My salary at PPG when I left was $170,000... If possible, I would like a signing bonus of $80,000, as you will have access to all of PPG technology since 1947!!"

"It was just a little bit scary. Three police cars came flying down the street, they parked in front of my house, and then there were five or six unmarked cars. They all got out of the cars. They had vests on, and they were pounding on the door, trying to get into his house," said neighbor Rochelle Toney.  "One policeman told me to stay in the house. They were there nine hours yesterday, just going through stuff."

Toney said Rukavina revealed his travel plans to neighbors last week. "He said. 'I'm moving to China in three weeks." 
Charges say Thomas Rukavina provided a "recipe" to make windows for a military aircraft, involving "the industry's first new transparent plastic in more than 50 years," according to a complaint that charges him with stealing trade secrets in Pittsburgh and offering to sell information worth millions of dollars.
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+Robert Simpson I agree.  I remember our Lean Manufacturing team running a two week seminar for all leader engineers.  This info was very private to HQ, and we stressed to keep all laptops on them AT ALL TIMES. Well, one engineer (who was actually on the teaching team) left his laptop in the conference room and it was stolen.  True story. Our manager, the VPs, the CEO - no one called the FBI or SWAT team....this conduct by PPG was unnecessary, in my humble opinion....and you mention a great point - he wasn't being secretive. Knowing more about retiree contractual obligations would have shed more light on the situation...but did it really need to involve SWAT? Corporate citizen is becoming militant... maybe when I read news stories about our government I am focusing on the wrong militant state....food for thought.
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Upcoming Local Pittsburgh Music Events and Concerts May Daryl Hall & John Oates Saturday, May 2nd 2015 Stage AE Styx Friday, May 8th 2015! Stage AE Interpol Saturday, May 16th 2015 Stage AE The Psychedelic Furs w...
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Robert Simpson
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Pennsylvania Bacon Festival Tour

And reading the comments on the OP, +November Lima indicates that they will be coming to Pittsburgh soon. That's a big deal because it's the primary mobile vehicle globally for Google's +Niantic Project. So if you know of anyone interested in Mobile Gaming be sure to let them know about +Ingress and +Endgame: Ancient Truth. A great way to start would be to attend tomorrow's (April 4) or next month's (May) "First Saturday" event: https://plus.google.com/events/cr542e8f07dqdl0rangkoh3acro

#Ingress #Endgame #MobileGaming
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The scoop on the St. Pat's parade!
 
RT 90.5 WESA: Here's all you need to know for the St. Patrick's Day Parade this Saturday in Pittsburgh:
Even 23 inches of snow in 1993 was not enough to stop the annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade, so organizers this year are hoping for a great turnout with the
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Projects (Kickstarter, etc.) and StartUps  - 
 
For anyone interested in gaming, you can get an invitation to the closed beta of Endgame: Ancient Truth, Google's follow up to their popular Ingress mobile game, by donating $5 or more to support the Cahokia Mounds and tagging that donation with "#AncSoc".  When you get the invitation, I would recommend joining the Cahokian line for a couple of reasons. Thanks.
This campaign is set up to raise $7,500 to purchase new brochures for Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site.  Please help!! Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site is considered one of the largest and most complex archaeological sites north of the great Pre-Columbian cities in Mexico.  It is one of only...
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Niantic Labs is adding to the beta invite list again with another GoFundMe fundraiser. Except this time:
 • the project isn't really related to Endgame, like the Cahokia Mounds project was
 • they are asking for a $10 donation rather than just $5
 • the offer expires when the project has been fully funded
 • it's for the Endgame: Proving Ground "training" app (it sounds like this might eventually become the full-fledged Endgame mobile app, but I'm not sure why the name was changed)
http://www.AncientSocieties.com/action-needed-help-this-family/
http://www.GoFundMe.com/njehh4
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Zach Quinto Does His Pittsburgh Accent
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Mike Pellas

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Hey all. My blog is only about living in downtown Pittsburgh. My wife and I have lived - carless - for two years now.  Recent posts are about the Steel City Yellow Jackets (who are going to the ABA playoffs), a contest I'm running to support a small downtown business and the building that started the downtown living explosion. Please stop by! 
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Yes. I am referring to my post.
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