Homewood News

There is fresh produce out there — and a new guide helps Homewood residents find it

  Pittsburgh Post-Gazette September 8, 2017 by Kate Giammarise A full-color, 33-page guide aims to connect Homewood residents with healthy fresh food in their community. The Homewood Healthy Food and gardening Access Guide, which contains information about community gardens, farmers’ markets, stores and emergency food resources, will be available beginning Saturday at the Homewood Good…

Peddling fresh fruit to build life skills in Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette August 16, 2017 by Rebecca Sodergren A fruit cart provided three high school students with work experience and underserved neighborhoods with fresh fruit this summer — and the program may be continuing in other Pittsburgh neighborhoods on a more long-term basis. Timothy Lydon, a South Hills native who had lived in other U.S. cities…

New Community Engagement Center shows Pitt’s commitment to community

Pittsburgh Courier August 11, 2017 by Diane L. Daniels Last month the University of Pittsburgh announced that Daren Ellerbee had been appointed as the Homewood Community Engagement Center director. The first of five CECs is projected to be established and operating in Homewood and servicing surrounding neighborhoods by spring 2018. “I’m excited about working in…

Refugees have a friend in Pittsburgh thanks to Sloane Davidson and Hello Neighbor

Next Pittsburgh May 18, 2017 Amanda Waltz After living away from her native Pittsburgh for 15 years, long-time nonprofit professional and community activist Sloane Davidson saw an opportunity to make a difference in her hometown. “I always pictured coming back to Pittsburgh,” says Davidson, who moved back with her husband in 2015. “With everything that…

Pitt training center aims to breathe new life into Homewood, manufacturing

TribLive April 28, 2017 by Natasha Lindstrom After losing his job as the office manager of a medical practice in fall 2015, Westmoreland County’s Jerry Krajci decided to switch to a career he knew almost nothing about: advanced manufacturing. Krajci, then 36, didn’t know much about being a machinist — except that he’d be in…

Sign-ups available for free lead-filtering water pitchers for Pittsburgh residents

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette April 24, 2017 Adam Smeltz Pittsburgh residents can sign up online or by phone for free lead filters to purify home tap water, Mayor Bill Peduto’s office announced Monday. Filters will be supplied “in the form of scientifically certified half-gallon pitchers,” although a supplier has not been finalized, the city said. The Safe…