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#SEENFamilyFriendly + Fashion

Written by Natalie Bencivenga on .

What a fabulous week we have had! So many fun events to check out, lots of things to do with your kids, and Sara Bauknecht gears up for baseball season...in style!

Enjoy our latest video for "Setting the Seen."

Don't forget to follow us on Twitter: @NBSeen and @SaraB_PG for more society and style news!

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This weekend in Pittsburgh style+society: Baseball fashion, family-friendly fun and more

Written by Sara Bauknecht on .

Take me out to the ballgame -- in style!

In this week's Setting the SEEN, Natalie Bencivenga and I talk about some stylish ways to show off your sports pride, plus several family-friendly events happening across the city this weekend.

Check out the video below for the full scoop.

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Doug is keynote speaker in Venango County Saturday morning

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I'm excited to be the keynote speaker Saturday 3/29/14 at 9am in Franklin, Pa up in Venango County.

I'll be talking about "The Low Maintenance Garden." I've got lots of tips and tricks too keep the work to a minimum. Right after that I'll lead a break out session and talk about three of my favorite things, "Tomatoes, Garlic and Basil."

The Venango County Garden Collage runs from 9amto 4pm and is filled with great garden speakers and vendors.

Here are all the details.

 

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Support strong for FGI Pittsburgh at first meeting as provisional chapter

Written by Sara Bauknecht on .

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More than 60 people turned out Thursday evening at The Art Institute of Pittsburgh, Downtown, for the first general meeting since Pittsburgh was granted permission to establish a provisional chapter of Fashion Group International, a nonprofit that unites and promotes fashion communities across the globe.

Ideas for getting the group going were the night's discussion points, led by Stephanie Taylor (pictured above, at center), who heads the fashion retail management and fashion design programs at The Art Institute of Pittsburgh. Ms. Taylor initiated last summer efforts to bring an FGI chapter back to the city. (One existed here about 20 years ago but fizzled out as the city's major retailers closed.)

She was inspired to try to rejuvenate the group locally based on a lack of a nucleus in Pittsburgh for fashion where everyone can come together and exchange ideas and network. FGI Miyoshi

"I know there's a lot of talent here in Pittsburgh fashion-wise, but I don't know who to connect with," she said she commonly heard. FGI Pittsburgh could help forge those connections.

Ms. Taylor will serve as director of the Pittsburgh chapter during its probationary period, which could last six months to a year. Janey Cink and Renee McCafferty also will serve on the board as public relations and social media directors. A co-director, membership coordinator, programming coordinator, financial coordinator, secretary and development coordinator still are being sought for the board of directors. 

To achieve permanent status, the Pittsburgh chapter has to put in place a solid board of directors and have at least 40 members attend meetings and events on a regular basis. FGI's headquarters in New York City will determine when Pittsburgh's chapter can move beyond provisional status.

At the meeting, attendees split into five discussion groups to brainstorm ideas for the fledgling group. Conversations covered ways to attract members, brand building, community events and how to create a presence on social media.

Those interested in applying for a position on the board of directors should email a letter of interest and resume to Stephanie Taylor at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  by April 14. The next general meeting will be 6 p.m. May 29 at The Art Institute of Pittsburgh. 

Learn more about membership at www.fgi.org.

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Discussion groups under way at The Art Institute of Pittsburgh, Downtown, on Thursday at a FGI Pittsburgh meeting. Above right, Miyoshi Anderson, founder and executive director of Pittsburgh Fashion Week, leads a discussion group about member recruitment. Sara Bauknecht/Post-Gazette

 

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Doug at Beaver County Home Show Saturday 2:30pm creating a Steel City Garden

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I’ll be appearing at the Times Home and Garden Show on Saturday 3/29/14 at 2:30 p.m. The event is at the Golden Dome on the campus of the Community Collage of Beaver County. I’ll be talking about The Steel City Garden, showing how to create a garden of black and gold.
Pittsburgh Dad will be there too and lots of great garden activities also.
It’s only $5 to get in and it’s well worth the price of admission.
Here are all the details.
There are many fascinating exhibitors and events all day. Kids under five are free!
Here’s the main stage schedule-
10:00 am
Quikrete Leaf Casting – Learn to Make Bird Baths, Feeders & Lawn Ornaments
Maxine Gress, Quikrete representative

11:15 am
Wild World of Animals Show

1:00 pm
Pittsburgh Dad Question and Answer Session
Curt Wootton and Chris Preksta, co-creators

2:30 pm
The Steel City Garden: How to create a garden in black & gold
Doug Oster, Co-Host of KDKA Radio Show, “The Organic Gardeners”

Demonstration schedule is as follows-
9:30 am
Upcycle Your Garden: Reusing plastic bottles to create garden tools and terrariums
Penn State Master Gardeners

10:30 am
Right Seeds, Right Time: Selecting the right seeds and transplants for your garden
Penn State Master Gardeners

12:00 pm
Painting Ideas & Inspirations
Chippewa Home Depot

1:30 -3:00 pm
Pittsburgh Dad Meet & Greet

Money Machine
Win a chance to grab cash at 10:00 am, 11:00 am, Noon, 1:00 pm, and 2:00 pm. Special drawing at 12:45pm for those who buy their tickets at ESB Bank.

“That Guy with the Birds”
Exhibit open all day, with 30 minutes live shows at 10:30 am, Noon and 2:00 pm

Home Depot Kids Club
Kids can stop by anytime throughout the day to make a birdhouse and get their own Home Depot apron

Airbrush Tattoo Artist
Available for kids between 10:30 am and 2:30 pm

 

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