Bella Quote: Home

“Home wasn’t a set house, or a single town on a map. It was wherever the people who loved you were, whenever you were together. Not a place, but a moment, and then another, building on each other like bricks to create a solid shelter that you take with you for your entire life, wherever you may go.”
― Sarah DessenWhat Happened to Goodbye

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S. Mathilda Street ❤ — Bloomfield and my bearded boyfriend

Cyber Monday Sales Likely To Last Well Into December

Did anyone take a break at work to shop online today? If not, there is still time to shop online for Bloomfield businesses! Support local businesses on Cyber Monday.

CBS Pittsburgh

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — It’s CyberMonday — a day where shopping online might yield better deals — so maybe it’s no surprise lots of employees sneaked some time to go online while at work, one survey predicted.

“We found that at least one in four consumers plan to spend at least half their work day shopping online,” Christy Rabil of RetailMeNot.Com told KDKA money editor Jon Delano on Monday.

“It doesn’t surprise me, and I think a lot of people probably are doing it,” noted Danette Yurich of Harmony.

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But with shopping online more than just a single day event, the lure of CyberMonday may not be quite what it once was.

“When you shop online there are new discounts every day it seems,” said Prof. Elaine Luther of the Point Park University School of Business.

Luther says the good deals of CyberMonday are not going…

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Bloomfield Bridge Tavern – Open Mic Nights

Open Mic Night in Bloomfield at the Bloomfield Bridge Tavern

Bloomfield Bridge Tavern Open Mic Tuesdays

What are you doing tomorrow night? How about listening to some great local music and indulging in delicious Polish food!

The Bloomfield Bridge Tavern hosts an Acoustic Open Mic night every Tuesday at 9pm.

A Featured Performer kicks off the evening with a half-hour set at 9pm. Anyone/everyone is welcome to perform after the Featured Performer.  Arrive early to get your name on the lineup list!

The tavern also features $2.20 bottles from 9pm-11pm on Tuesday nights.

Bloomfield Bridge Tavern – The Polish Party House.

Caffeine Fix: Bloomfield Coffee Shops

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Big Idea: Globalization 101 a.k.a. Neo-Colonialism in the 21st Century

The Big Idea Bookstore & Cafe is hosting Globalization 101 a.k.a. Neo-Colonialism in the 21st Century, this Wednesday, Dec. 4 from 7-9pm.

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The event is “Facilitated by anupama (anu) jain (Visiting Scholar with the Pitt Humanities Center & Coordinator of the Pittsburgh Coalition for Racial Justice). This workshop will focus on the ways in which globalization is both celebrated and debated. As the world becomes more interconnected and inequalities intensify, globalization can be seen as a new form for colonizing and imperialist power.

At the same time, the world wide web has enabled people to start global activist movements, to break silences, and to show solidarity. Looking at a few different geopolitical cases, we will have an interactive group discussion in which we try to better understand how these processes work and consider how they impact (or not) our own lives.”

Check out Big Idea’s Event Calendar for more information, upcoming events & happenings.