Wednesday, June 3, 2020

In Homestead, Michael McSorley Prepares for a “Night of Fights”

Michael McSorley enters the Conn-Greb Boxing Club—a purposefully tucked away, nearly hidden gym on North Craig Street—and sets down a box. “We got some...

The Pittsburgh Harlequins Rugby Club

For most folks locally, American football is the pinnacle of physical sports. But remove the helmets and the shoulder pads and could those same...

Larry Gioia shares his love of the water with adaptive paddlers.

Fifteen years ago, he went on a paddling excursion down the Youghiogheny River. Upon his return to shore, he bought his own watercraft, became...

Just Drive: Auto Racing in Pittsburgh

Since the invention of the automobile, industrialists and entrepreneurs have endeavored to make faster, more aerodynamic vehicles; with some being more successful than others....

Muay Thai gym opens in Squirrel Hill, bringing Thai culture and camaraderie 

By Kristy Locklin When Michael Seamans wears a T-shirt advertising his new Muay Thai gym, people run up to him to show off their sick...

Homestead Music Hall Delivers on Their “Night of Fights”

The seats are wooden. Underneath each are wire rods shaped to hold a man’s fedora, a nice feature for the Carnegie Library of Homestead’s...

Boxing’s March Mayhem comes to Pittsburgh

Since stepping into Monroeville’s Boyce Boxing Gym in November 2000, Derek Gionta has been a part of the Pittsburgh boxing scene. He started competing...

5 Facts about the 5Point Film Festival

For those who prefer being outdoors, we have the film festival for you (but warning: It will require you to be indoors). The 5...

Grave concerns with Monster Jam truck driver Krysten Anderson

Here’s the dirt on Krysten Anderson: she’s a 22-year-old North Carolina resident who drives Grave Digger, the iconic Monster Jam truck. Monster Anderson and her...

At Bar-jutsu Academy, students learn self-defense tips, beer pong skills. By Kristy Locklin

By Kristy Locklin James Porco calls himself the David Hasselhoff of Martial Arts. His 2013 book, “Bar-jutsu: The American Art of Bar Fighting”, topped the...

Soup is good food, and my rainy day, cold weather obsession

When it gets cold, I think soup! It becomes a bit of an obsession. When roving around the city and suburbs I start to...

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