Fall 2017|volume 11|Issue 1

    From the Publisher

    Chuck Shane, Publisher

    As we head into our second decade of publishing, I want to thank all of you for the numerous congratulatory comments we have received. Many found it difficult to believe, as I do, that we have been around for 10 years. As our neighborhoods continue their growth, we will continue to cover the events and the people that make the Strip District and Lawrenceville the most vibrant neighborhoods in southwestern Pennsylvania.

    This issue includes a profile of artist Genevieve Barbee-Turner by Cynthia Weisfield. A Lawrence-ville native and resident, Genevieve’s work can be described as business communication through art, or as she puts it, “community-based illustration.”

    In addition to a timely article on one of the Strip’s most recognizable names, masters of upholstered furniture Genes Sanes and Associates, we toast the opening of Pennsylvania Libations in the Strip, the first local craft spirits store in the state; we wish them well, of course.

    For those of you who would like to get out of town via a road trip, editor Greg Suriano’s article—another in our Beyond the Strip series—will entice you to visit the Coolspring Power Museum in Jefferson County (and if you go, we’d like to hear all about it).

    Finally, we take pride in being one of the few local publications that celebrates Pittsburgh’s literary talents, and this issue includes two such efforts, via our Pittsburgh Poetry and Pittsburgh Books departments.

    See you in the neighborhoods.

    “By all these lovely tokens,
    September days are here,
    With summer’s best of weather
    And autumn’s best of cheer.”

    —Helen Hunt Jackson