Furry Tails: Cubby & Chloe Belle Are Searching For A Good Home

Want to adopt a cat? Here are a couple looking for a forever home.

CBS Pittsburgh

Are you looking to bring a pet into your home? Local animal shelters are a great place to find a furry companion. So, as part of Furry Tails, I’ll be doing an ongoing feature on adoptable pets from local animal shelters once a week. If you have room in your heart and are looking to bring a lovable ball of fur into your home, maybe one of these guys is meant to be a part of your family!

Chloe Belle & Cubby

Animal Friends
The dynamic duo! Cubby and Chloe Belle are unique, loving kitties very much in need of a good home.

Cubby (Photo Courtesy: Animal Friends) Cubby (Photo Courtesy: Animal Friends)

Animal Friends says:
“Chloe Belle is a petite Tabby girl with striking eyes – she has “Pittsburgh Eyes!” Her black pupils are surrounded by a golden iris ring. Cubby’s eyes are not quite as remarkable but is even more unique- he…

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Bacon Festival coming to Pittsburgh next month

Do you love bacon? Lots of people do. So many people love bacon that there’s a traveling bacon festival, and it’s coming to Pittsburgh on May 16th.

The America Loves Bacon Festival Tour is making its stop from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Station Square, with a VIP sampling starting at 11:30 a.m.

Bacon Festival
Do you love bacon? Consider attending the Bacon Festival at Station Square next month. By cyclonebill (Bacon) [CC BY-SA 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)%5D, via Wikimedia Commons
So what can you expect at a bacon festival? Well, bacon, of course. Lots of it. Both from the ALB touring menu and from local vendors. There will also be live music, comedians, cooking demonstrations, and vendors selling all things bacon, including apparel. Plus, the Children’s Zone will have bacon-themed fun for the little ones.

The event website for the Pittsburgh stop isn’t fully updated yet, but it looks like there will be a full service bar inside the festival for the 21 and over crowd. No specific information about vendors or live acts is available yet.

Tickets are on sale now for $15 general admission, and children 12 and under receive free admission. If you’re a true bacon lover, you could splurge on a $60 VIP ticket and get swag along with access to the VIP sampling before the festival opens for general admission.

The nice thing about the festival’s location is that it’s right on the T and both Red and Blue Line trolleys stop at Station Square. So if the T is convenient for you, you can skip driving and trying to find parking in Station Square.

New Museum Exhibit Focuses On Pittsburgh’s Impact On WWII

Looking for an educational experience this weekend? Consider the WWII exhibit opening at the Heinz History Center tomorrow.

CBS Pittsburgh

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — This Saturday, Heinz History Center will open an exhibit called “We can do it! Pittsburgh’s impact on World War II.”

Even the iconic Rosie the Riveter, symbolizing women in the work force, was designed by a Pittsburgh artist for Westinghouse.

Curator Leslie Przybylek shares the bittersweet history of the first Jeep, built for the army in 1940 by the Bantam Car company of Butler.

“Though Bantam’s design was accepted,” she says, “The U.S. government realized that the company was too small to really mass produce the vehicle in the amount that was needed.” Larger companies in Detroit wound up with the contract.

During the war, Pittsburgh was the steelmaking center of the world.

“By the end of the war, I think the statistic was 95 tons of steel,” the curator says. “More than all the Axis powers combined. That alone would have been a huge accomplishment.”


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Furry Tails: National Pet ID Week

It’s National Pet ID Week. Does your pet have an ID? Pet Co and Pet Supplies Plus are both offering specials this week!

CBS Pittsburgh

Every two seconds.

“A family pet is lost every two seconds.”

Has your dog ever gotten loose from his leash during a walk in the park? Or maybe your cat has wandered off and not returned home. It’s a scary moment… realizing your best friend may be off lost, all by themselves.

They rely on us. We’re their humans. And we love them.

You post “Lost” signs, comb the neighborhood calling their name, check the nearby animal shelters and hope that somehow they’ll find their way home.

Sometimes they do, but much of the time, they don’t.

This week marks National Pet ID Week.

And Pet Supplies Plus stores are trying to help pet owners avoid those scary moments.

All this week, more than 130 locations of the pet store chain around the country, including stores right here in Pittsburgh, will be holding free, in-store microchip clinics.

Here in the…

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Arts Fest To Feature Sculpture That Absorbs City’s “Bad Energy,” Plus Other New Attractions

CBS Pittsburgh

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — “Unseen and Unheard.” That’s the theme of this year’s Dollar Bank Three Rivers Arts Festival.

A preview Monday morning at the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust Building indicated that there’ll be a lot to “see” and “hear” when the 10-day festival opens June 5.

A string quartet and future vendors held forth at the Cultural Trust building to hear about public art by four different artists. The information booth downtown, for example, becomes a “Lost and Found Factory.”

“Artisans and artists working in the Factory will produce small works of art that visitors can claim with their ticket and take home with them,” says Veronica Corpuz, Director of Festival Management.

One of the most interesting entries will be installed at the Fort Pitt Block House: a towering sculpture known as the “Black Rock Energy Absorber.” The artist says it will absorb all the “bad energy” in the city…

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YMCA Hosting Healthy Kids Day This Weekend

CBS Pittsburgh

The YMCA has big plans for this weekend.

It’s the organization’s Healthy Kids Day, which is like a national open house to let families know about the Y’s programs.

The group’s new national director says this is especially important during the summer months when kids are looking for things to keep them active, and in some cases, well-fed, since children who get free breakfast and lunch at school don’t get that during summer vacation.

“We’re opening it up so people understand that we’re strengthening the foundation of the community,” said YMCA National Director Kevin Washington. “We look at the summer months and the gaps in children’s lives in the summer months and the Y is filling those gaps, summer learning, nutrition and water safety and we’re filling those gaps. The Y owns the summer.”

A total of 1,300 YMCA branches across the country are participating in Healthy Kids Day this…

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Top 5 things to do when moving

Because we have a lot of people moving into apartments in the next couple months, we decided now is the perfect time to offer our list of top 5 things to do when you move.

  1. Measure everything including your furniture, the spaces you have to fit it through to move it out of your old place, and everything in your new place. Measure the width and height of every door and hallway you’ll be maneuvering through. Measure the dimensions of each room. Make sure your furniture will clear all light fixtures, not just the ceiling. Measure all of your new windows for window treatments. Never assume that all the doors in your new place have the same dimensions—interior doors are often narrower than entryway doors.
  2. Pack the essentials conveniently so you have immediate access when you get to the new place. What’s essential? Here’s a brief list:
    – Toilet paper
    – Towels
    – Shower Curtain
    – Bathroom floor mat
    – Pillows and bedding
    – Drinking water or a filter for tap water
    – ID and other important paperwork
    – Checkbook and other things you’ll need for lease signing
  3. Manage your utilities and make sure all accounts are in your name that should be. Know when to expect your first bill and contact the company if it doesn’t arrive when expected as this could be a sign that something went wrong or didn’t get done.
  4. Know the rules about parking at your new place. If you need a parking permit, get that right away. If you have a big moving truck, make sure you’re parking it legally. Heed all signs in the neighborhood and on the property, and check with your landlord on where it’s safe to park for unloading large items as well as what to do until you get your permit.
  5. Bring plenty of water for your and your moving crew. Even if it’s a mild day, you’ll get hot and sweaty while you move, so make sure you have drinking water handy to keep you hydrated, energized, and happy. While you’re at it, pack some healthy snacks.

Have some moving tips of your own? Comment with your own top 5 below!

Moving, or looking for a new place to move to? Contact Prudential Realty Company for our current availability on apartments and townhouses throughout the Pittsburgh area.

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