Cheers to birthday cakes!

Thanks to all who came to our 5th birthday party at Kingfly Spirits last week. And special thanks to our wonderful sponsors: Comcast Business, UPMC Health Plan and Dollar Bank, who made it all possible.

More than 200 showed up to help us celebrate 5 years of publishing stories with impact about Pittsburgh. We can’t wait to see what kind of news and progress the next five years will bring (and yes, hold the date for another big birthday bash to mark 10!).

Thanks also to Kingfly Spirits (especially Mark and Noelle who were great to work with!), Revive Marketing’s super fun and effective team, our volunteers, Tyler and Valerie and Grayce, and Contemporary Craft for their cool making table. Also, thanks to Sprezzatura for the delicious spread.

Remember: It’s not too late to contribute to Beverly’s Birthdays. We’re sharing proceeds from the party with this innovative Pittsburgh nonprofit and we encourage you to support them.

Here are a few photos for those who missed it — and those who came and want to see more. Look for video coming soon!

Managing editor Melissa Rayworth with her husband Ted Anthony and NEXTpittsburgh writers Michael Machosky and Bill O’Toole celebrating NEXT’s 5th birthday. Photo by Cole Bradley.
Party-goers arriving at Kingfly, seen from the second floor balcony. Photo by Cole Bradley.
Publisher and founder Tracy Certo thanks her guests for five great years covering the people and issues of Pittsburgh.
Cheers to birthday cakes!
Here’s a fun table! From left: Alison Hall, Kathryn Spitz-Cohan, Jim Denova, Lulu Prentiss, Debbie and John Rohe.
After the party they got to have their cake and … you know. Bill O’Toole, Melissa Rayworth, Jennifer Baron and Tracy Certo. (Kristy Locklin, we so missed you!) Photo by Ted Anthony.
Here’s to powerful women in red — Angela Garcia and Leah Lizarondo.
RJ and Pat Herbst, our publisher’s parents, made the trip along with Lisa Mills, their niece.
Kingfly’s cocktails were delicious!

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The staff at NEXTpittsburgh writes about the people driving change in the region and the innovative and cool things happening here.