Photo courtesy of Pittsburgh Pierogi Festival.

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Get your tickets for the Pittsburgh Pierogi Festival

The Pittsburgh Pierogi Festival returns to Kennywood Park on Sept. 26 from 1 to 6 p.m. More than two dozen vendors will serve traditional preparations and multicultural twists on our town’s favorite food.

Pre-sale tickets are available at by searching Pittsburgh Pierogi Festival through Sept. 26, with early bird pricing until July 15. You also can purchase tickets at the door on the day of the event. The cost includes access to the event and Kennywood’s classic rides, parking, local entertainment and activities. More than 5,000 guests attended the festival in 2019.

Photo courtesy of Adda Coffee & Tea House.

Adda Coffee & Tea House introduces its own bottled beverage

Adda Coffee & Tea House is now in the bottled beverage business. Shadyside Sunrise, a variation on the bestselling drink the owners debuted in their cafes in 2016, consists of cold brew coffee and freshly pressed pineapple juice.

Evan Kelly, Adda’s coffee manager, worked with Illinois-based Fresh Factory — and received guidance from the Pittsburgh Juice Company — to create a recipe suited for bottling.

Free bottles of Shadyside Sunrise will be given to the first 15 customers at Adda’s locations in Garfield, Shadyside and the North Side on June 10, the first day it’s available to buy. If demand is high, the company may introduce more flavors. Adda plans to open a Downtown site this fall.

More Moonshot grants up for grabs

After awarding nearly $500,000 to seven dynamic projects across southwestern Pennsylvania and North Central West Virginia this spring, Remake Learning seeks to award another half-million dollars this fall for the second phase of its Moonshot Grants.

Schools and organizations applying are encouraged to propose brand-new approaches to current challenges in education, thinking beyond traditional teaching and learning methods, collaborating actively with community partners and prioritizing educational equity and justice to build a better school year and future. Proposals will be accepted through Aug. 22, 2021.

412 Food Rescue expands home delivery program

412 Food Rescue has expanded a home delivery function in its Food Rescue Hero app, enabling more users to provide safe deliveries of healthy food directly to the doorsteps of people in need.

A pilot run started last March and has allowed volunteers to deliver more than 320,000 pounds of food to approximately 3,000 households. Now, the app has been refined to make it easier for volunteers to sign up and complete home deliveries. The upgrade will also help the organization reach 1,000 additional households and secure 40 new nonprofit partners in 2021.

Kristy Locklin is a North Hills-based writer. When she's not busy reporting, she enjoys watching horror movies and exploring Pittsburgh's craft beer scene.