Thursday, April 16, 2009

Blog Release: Making the Connections Book Launch

I'll write a book-related post later today. From The Sprout Fund:

Stop by tomorrow to help us wrap up Community Connections...

Happy hour and book release party: Tomorrow, April 17th from 4:00-7:00pm at the Shadow Lounge, 5972 Baum Boulevard, in the East Liberty section of Pittsburgh (map). There with friends, participants, and supporters you will be able to purchase your copy of the book, meet the author and the design team, and mingle to the sounds of DJ J.Malls-all while enjoying food and beverages generously donated by Whole Foods Market Pittsburgh and Penn Brewery.

Hot off the presses...

Starting Sunday, we launched a video preview of the book and were featured in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette's Next Page. Throughout the week, we previewed three stories from the book: Fishermen of Men, Old Bedford Village, and Field Recordings. Yesterday, Pop City Media reviewed the book. And, today, we released a podcast with Making the Connections author Justin Hoppper, who spent the last year documenting Community Connections-through blog posts, newsletter articles, and, most especially, the tales captured in the book.

Thank you...

We appreciate all those who made Community Connections such a tremendous success: the projects, the committee and co-chairs, the funders, the decisionmakers, and the engaged citizens who used our region's 250th anniversary to do so much more in their communities than commemorate the past. With ingenuity, determination, and imagination, we've shown what we can do together, today and in the future.

We're proud of the accomplishments of our projects and confident that the stories of the people who made it happen will be told long after the anniversary year.

Please join us tomorrow to celebrate,
All of us at Sprout

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