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O’Ryan the O’Mazing talks career clowning and identity

O'Ryan Arrowroot makes a living as a clown. He talks with The Northside Chronicle about clowning as an ancient theater art, the parallels between "punk" living and character work, and the importance of being...

Northside Toastmasters Club strength is in members

Since 2015, the Northside Toastmasters Club has been a friendly, supportive atmosphere to meet neighbors, develop public speaking skills and ultimately "improve together." By Ashlee Green The Northside Toastmasters Club recently earned the status of “Select Distinguished...

Fatherhood support groups help men heal

The future of fatherhood is changing. Peter Jenkins, fatherhood specialist at Providence Connections Family Support Center in Marshall-Shadeland, is helping people adapt. By Ashlee Green It was late December of 2018, and the last day that...

Everyone’s family at Fritzy’s Gourmet Deli in Spring Garden

The Northside is going through a culinary renaissance. Fritzy's Gourmet Deli in Spring Garden adds to the mix with a sure-to-please, homestyle approach. Story and photos by Nick Eustis The Northside is undoubtedly going through a...
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The Northside Chronicle Channel: Chef Emily Larsen of Providence Family Support Center

In association with PCTV21, The Northside Chronicle Channel is a YouTube series highlighting local small businesses, nonprofits and personalities on the Northside. In this episode, Managing Editor Ashlee Green interviews Chef Emily Larsen, who runs the...

Jayne Miller the poster child for better Pittsburgh parks

Jayne Miller, president and CEO of Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy, grew up on the southern end of the Adirondack Mountains. That's where her love of the outdoors began, and what makes her an advocate for...

YouthPlaces offers Northside youth a platform for creative, communal pursuits

YouthPlaces began small, as a safe place for children to go after school when few programs of the sort were available. Now, young people go there to find tutoring, mentoring, sports leagues, leadership development...

Permanent makeup can serve as bookend to breast cancer journey

Tanya Chasse's permanent makeup studio in Observatory Hill is a nontraditional haven for clients with alopecia, people who identify as transgender and breast cancer survivors. Story and photo by Ashlee Green Tanya Chasse is an artist...

The Tao of Foo: How this Northside entrepreneur uses tech to build community

Foo Conner, social media entrepreneur and co-director of Randyland, on activism, beauty and Eastern philosophy. By Ashlee Green Photos by Clifton Loosier He doesn’t talk much about the time he spent camping in Zuccotti Park in 2011,...

Imbibe Northside began as a meet and greet for local brewers, now it’s a...

Jake Bier, founder of War Streets Brewery, discusses the roots of his nanobrewery and the chance encounter that put his annual event, Imbibe Northside, into play. By Nick Eustis From dark, empty rooms, to sculptures as...