See the Resume Tape That Landed Sally Wiggin in Pittsburgh

Wiggin is celebrating 35 years on Pittsburgh television.


This is a clip from her resume tape that led to the job offer at WTAE. At the time, Sally was a news anchor in Birmingham, Ala. H/T on an amazing career that's still going strong.

––Richard Cook



#Decor: IKEA Pittsburgh and Easely want to fill your home with art

Pittsburgh-based startup Easely aims to fill your home with art. IKEA Pittsburgh aims to fill it with furniture (and art). It seems fitting the two have teamed up. 

Starting Wednesday, IKEA FAMILY members can gain access to two free months on Easely, a Netflix-like service that allows you to browse art online and suggests pieces to fit your preference. The art then is shipped to your home, and you have the option to keep or return it.

Also on the horizon with the new partnership are monthly in-store workshops where Easely's personal curators will work with IKEA shoppers to find artwork. The first will be on Saturday. 

"It’s really great that IKEA Pittsburgh is willing to pilot something like this with us," Easely CEO Ashwin Muthiah says in a press release. "It makes it possible for young entrepreneurs like me to aim big."

Read more about Easely's Pittsburgh beginnings here.

––Lauren Davidson


2014 Phipps Spring Flower Show. photo by Cam Miller via Flickr Creative Commons


#Finally: Phipps' Spring Flower Show debuts next week

Winter? Fahgettaboudit! Look outside, you say? We say look inside — Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, that is. Its annual Spring Flower Show opens on March 14.

After another tough winter, this year's theme is “April showers bring May flowers,” to celebrate natural cycles of the season. Water is a core component to the display, says exhibit coordinator Jordyn Melino. Large, multicolored umbrellas will hang in the Palm Court, and bulbs planted in rain boots will be spread throughout the exhibit.

A woodland scene and a rowboat floating on the water near yellow and purple blooms will greet visitors to the South Conservatory, reminding them that ice and sleet will soon be in the past. Phipps will be full of fan favorites such as tulips, daffodils and lilies as well as more exotic flowers including the bright-blue Himalayan poppies and poor man’s orchid. Motion-activated storm clouds will rain water into the ponds below — but don’t worry, not on visitors.

The Spring Flower Show runs through April 12. You can even take some of the beauty home with you at the used-bulb sales on March 28, April 11 and 25.

––Cristina Holtzer



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