Friday, November 14, 2008
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Axios! Our newly elected Metropolitan Jonah made the front page news.
Click below for featured articles in our Pittsburgh newspapers.
Click below for video!
To listen to AAC interviews, reflections, and selected addresses, click on the link below and listen to the 15AAC's best kept secret, Ancient Faith Radio internet broadcasting,
Contact information for topics mentioned during the Formal Dinner:
Nick Chakos, International Orthodox Christian Charities, www.iocc.org
Father David Rucker, Orthodox Christian Mission Center, www.ocmc.org
In his address, Metropolitan Jonah also endorsed the efforts of Orthodox Christian Fellowships on college campuses across the United States, to learn more visit www.ocf.net
Friday, October 31, 2008
Monday, Noon - 10:00pm
Tuesday, 9:15am - 2:00pm
Those who have not selected their table by Tuesday, Nov. 11th at 2:00pm will need to arrive by 7:15p on Wednesday, November 12th to select from the non-reserved tables on a first-come first-served basis.
Thursday, October 30, 2008
All members of the Archdiocese of Pittsburgh are encouraged to attend the services being held in the chapel located on the ballroom level of the Hilton Hotel. There are Divine Liturgies scheduled at 7 AM on Tuesday (11/11), Wednesday (11/12), and Thursday (11/13). You are also invited to attend the scheduled Vespers services: Monday (11/10) - 4:30 PM, Tuesday (11/11) - 5:00 PM, and Wednesday (11/12) - 5:00 PM.
Monday, October 20, 2008
Friday, October 10, 2008
PITTSBURGH, PA [OCA Communicatons] -- The Preconciliar Commission is pleased to announce that arrangements have been made with Pittsburgh's Renaissance Hotel, a AAA 4 Diamond Marriott facility, to serve as the overflow hotel for participants of the 15th All-American Council to be held November 10 to 13, 2008.
"We are very pleased that we could find an overflow hotel that is located so close to the site of the Council," said OCA Secretary, Archpriest Eric G. Tosi. "The Renaissance Hotel, which is located at 107 Sixth Street, is within walking distance of the Pittsburgh Hilton, about a third of a mile or a seven minute walk."
With the Pittsburgh Hilton's block of rooms allocated for the 15th All-American Council at a special council rate now full, Council participants still seeking a hotel room may make a reservation with the Renaissance Hotel and receive a special conference rate of $159.00 plus tax per night. The Renaissance Hotel has only single-bed guestrooms; however, a limited number of rollaway beds are available at $10.00 per day.
The reservation deadline for the Renaissance Hotel's conference rate is Friday, October 17, 2008. Council participants wishing to book a room at the Renaissance are asked to call the hotel directly at (866) 454-4400 or (412) 562-1200 and state that they are with the Orthodox Church in America. The special rate will extend, based on room availability, for three days before and after the official Council dates.
Parking at the public/city garage located across the street from the Renaissance Hotel entrance is $10.00 for 24 hours with no "in/out" privileges. Valet parking at the hotel is $25.00 daily. For details and other parking options contact the hotel when making reservations or checking in.
Friday, October 3, 2008
We ask that you make your meal selection today and mail your response by October 24th to our local treasurer:
Mr. John Rusinko, 108 Center Church Road, McMurray, PA 15317
When you officially register for the AAC at the Pittsburgh Hilton, you will be given a voucher confirming your meal choice. You should then proceed from Registration to the “Dinner Seating” table where you will hand your voucher to the attendant who will assist you in making your seating selection. If you desire to sit with others, you will need to present their vouchers at that time as well. The “Dinner Seating” table will remain open until 2:00pm on Tuesday. Dinner guests who have not chosen their seats by that time must select seating from non-reserved tables fifteen minutes prior to the dinner.
Sunday, September 7, 2008
Tuesday, August 5, 2008
Perched high above Pittsburgh's skyline on Mt. Washington, Cliffside Restaurant offers great views of downtown Pittsburgh along with classic American cuisine. There's often live music on Fridays and Saturdays. Dinner only. Cliffside Restaurant (Seafood)1208 Grandview Ave, Pittsburgh PA 15211-1239(412) 431-6996Reservations are required or strongly encouraged.
Sporting a more casual atmosphere and less expensive food than most Mt. Washington restaurants, Georgetown Inn specializes in traditional American fare. The food is usually very good and the view of downtown Pittsburgh speaks for itself. Just steps from the Duquesne Incline. Georgetowne Inn (American Cuisine)1230 Grandview Ave, Pittsburgh PA 15211-1204(412) 481-4424
A casual bistro with a view, the Grandview Saloon is situated on the cliff side of Grandview Avenue on Mount Washington. Near the Duquesne Incline. Grandview Saloon (American Cuisine)1212 Grandview Ave, Pittsburgh PA 15211-1239(412) 431-1400
Isabela on Grandview
Intimate and exquisite are words often used by people about this Mt Washington restaurant. The menu features primarily traditional French dishes with a Southwestern twist. Spectacular views of downtown Pittsburgh.
This landmark restaurant offers one of the best views of downtown Pittsburgh from its perch atop Mt. Washington, as well as five star continental cuisine and expert service. The Lounge at Lemont offers nightly entertainment. Dinner only. Le' Mont Restaurant (American and French Cuisine)1114 Grandview Ave, Pittsburgh PA 15211-1314(412) 431-3100Business Casual.
Monterey Bay Fish Grotto
One of Pittsburgh's best seafood restaurants, the Monterey Bay Fish Grotto serves over twenty kinds of fresh fish (including Hawaiian species) in any array of original, delicious styles. Voted 'Best Seafood' in the 2001 Pittsburgh Magazine readers poll. Two locations: atop the Jonnet Building in Monroeville and on Mt. Washington. Monterey Bay Fish Groto Restaurant(Seafood)1411 Grandview Ave, Pittsburgh PA 15211-1199(412) 481-4414Reservations suggested, but not required. Upscale, casual; coat and tie not required.
Comfortable and rustic, this Mt Washington restaurant is located in a converted private home away from the famous Pittsburgh view. The restaurant serves Pittsburgh Continental cuisine, along with a few Greek specialties. Popular for its casual atmosphere and piano bar.
This intimate and romantic Mt Washington dining spot features primarily upscale American cuisine, along with great views of Pittsburgh's golden triangle. Especially known for its filet mignon dishes and extensive wine list. The Tin Angel Restaurant (American and Greek Cuisine)1200 Grandview Ave, Pittsburgh PA 15211-1295(412) 381-1919
Monday, August 4, 2008
Thursday, July 31, 2008
Typical Fare: $1.80 drop charge/$1.40 per mile
A cab ride from Pittsburgh International Airport to downtown is about $30.
Fares are subject to change without notice.
Zipcar is an innovative, economical, and environmentally responsible way to get around Pittsburgh. With a Zipcar account, share access to any of fifty vehicles downtown and in the greater Pittsburgh area. You reserve a car online or by phone; drive, and then return to the car's designated parking space, all for one hourly rate that covers gas, premium insurance and 180 free miles. All you pay for is the drive. There's a zipcar spot located outside the Gateway Center Parking Garage across from the Hilton's side entrance on Liberty Avenue.
The 'T' is Pittsburgh's small but clean and safe 25.2-mile subway and light rail system. Underground, the music is classical, the art whimsical and travel within downtown is FREE. Downtown 'T' rides within the free fare zone are free all of the time between Gateway Center, Wood Street, Steel Plaza, Penn Station, and First Avenue. The subway will also deliver you across the river to Station Square on the South Side for a minimum $1.oo fare. After traveling under the Monongahela River, the 'T' runs above ground along three different lines into Pittsburgh's south suburbs.
Public Bus System - PAT
Bus transportation is free within the downtown Golden Triangle zone from 4:00AM - 7:00PM!
They operate under a zone fare structure where the amount of fare is based on trip length from Pittsburgh's Golden Triangle or Central Business District. Higher fares are paid for trips crossing more than one zone.
Fares are collected as the rider boards on an inbound, or downtown-bound trip and as the rider exits the outbound or suburban-bound trip, with some exceptions. Since Port Authority operators neither carry change nor make change, riders must be prepared to pay exact fare or pay an amount in excess of the prevailing fare.
Within the blue Downtowner Zone, which includes Station Square, Allegheny Center, Allegheny General Hospital, Mercy Hospital, Duquesne University, the new stadiums, Mellon Arena, and the Strip District, the bus fare is only $1.25 between these areas and Downtown Pittsburgh.
All Duquesne Incline riders pay at the Lower Station (this is the one you can see from the Hilton)
Speed: 6 miles per hour
Passenger: Capacity 23 per car
$2.00 cash fare each way
$1.00 Child (age 6-11) or Disabled, cash fare each way
Group rates are available upon request (Call 412-381-1665)
Monday through Saturday 5:30 a.m. to 12:45 a.m.
Sundays and Holidays 7:00 a.m. to 12:45 a.m.
All Mon Incline riders pay at the Upper Station (this is the one you can walk to from Station Square)
Speed: 6 miles per hour
Passenger: Capacity 23 per car
Opened: May 28, 1870
Renovated: 1882 (with steel structure)
Renovated: 1982-83 new track structure, cars and stations
Renovated: 1994 upper, lower stations, restored cars, replaced electric motors and controls
$2.00 cash fare each way (roundtrip $2.50 with transfer valid for three hours)
$1.00 Child (age 6-11) or Disabled, cash fare each way (roundtrip $1.25, with transfer valid for three hours)
Monday through Saturday 5:30 a.m. to 12:45 a.m.
Sundays and Holidays 8:45 a.m. to Midnight
WiFi Downtown Pittsburgh offers two free hours of wireless Internet access daily in outdoor locations throughout the the entire downtown Pittsburgh area.
2. Click on "Viewable Wireless Networks."
3. Select "WiFi Pittsburgh" and click "Connect."
4. Once connected, click on your Internet browser (you will receive the WiFi Downtown Pittsburgh page).
5. If not already registered, click on the "Register Now" box and follow the instructions.
6. Once registered, you can surf the Internet anywhere outdoors Downtown for two hours free. The two free hours of Wi-Fi is good for a single 24-hour period.
7. Next time you use the network, just type in your password and go!
Starbucks Coffee Shops are also located in Market Square and on the corner of 6th and Penn.
For a shorter walk try Crazy Mocha located in Gateway Center (in the plaza directly behind the Hilton) or in their second location in PPG Place.
3. Enter the Gateway Center Station and ride the FREE “T” to Steel Plaza.
4. Explore Grant Street and take Seventh Avenue to William Penn Place and Mellon Square.
5. Walk through Mellon Square to Sixth Avenue and continue on Sixth to Wood Street.
6. Follow Wood Street to Forbes Avenue, Market Square, and PPG Place.
7. Return to Stanwix Street, Liberty Avenue, and Point State Park.
Or if you want to eliminate paper altogether, click here to download audio and video clips of various Pittsburgh Points of Interest with Moegoes, mobile technology through your handheld or phone.
The Promenade Cafe for classic American cuisine. Open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Mon-Sat, 6:30am - 10:00pm
Three Rivers Sports Pub
Watch your favorite game and enjoy a Domestic or Imported draft beer or cocktail. Open daily at 11:30am
Conveniently located in the lobby to relax where they offer breakfast pastries and coffee in the mornings and microbeer, martinis or cold beverages in the evenings.
The Hilton also has an electronic Restaurant Kiosk where you can find local eateries and print them.
Outside the Hilton you'll find these restaurants within walking distance.
Look for a map inside your Delegate Bag with these locations clearly marked.
Gateway Cafe also serving Krispy Kremes (1/2 block)
Crazy Mocha in Gateway Plaza use rear Hilton entrance (1/2 block)
McDonalds (2 blocks)
Wendy's (behind McDonalds) 2 blocks
Fifth Avenue Place Food Court across from McDonalds/Wendy's on Liberty (2 blocks) Au bon Pain, 5th Avenue Beanery
Einstein Bagels, Starbucks, Crazy Mocha, Dunkin Donuts 3 blocks in Market Square
On Penn Avenue (2 blocks) McDonalds, Wendy's, Jimmy John's Gourmet Sandwiches
Market Square (3 blocks) George Aikens Sandwiches, Moe's Southwest Grill, Cherries Diner, Subway, LaGondola Pizza, Mix Stirs Cafe, Primanti Brothers
PPG Building 2 Food Court adjacent to a bubbling fountain plaza (3 blocks) Au bon Pain, Fernando's Gourmet Eatery, Grecian Isles, Little China, Sbarro's, French Tart, Market St. Deli
Fifth Avenue Place Food Court (2 blocks) Caffe Amante, Au bon Pain, Charley's Grilled Subs, Flamers, Fresh Corner, Sbarro, Wok & Grill
Along Penn Avenue (2 blocks) Six Penn Kitchen, Subway, Vocelli Pizza, India Palace tucked around corner from Vocelli's
Along Sixth Avenue (3 blocks) Giovanni's Pizza, Salonika Gyros
On Stanwix (2 blocks) use rear Hilton entrance through Gateway Plaza to Max & Erma's 412.471.1140
Market Square (3 blocks) 1902 Landmark Tavern 412.471.1902, Original Oyster House for great fish sandwiches 412.566.7925, Cia Baby 412.281.7400
Six PPG PLace (4 blocks) Ruth's Chris Steakhouse 412.391.4800, River City Inn, Cafe Amante 412.391.1226
Along Penn Avenue (3-4 blocks) Six Penn Kitchen 412.566.7366, Bravo Franco's 412.642.6677
Along Sixth Avenue (3 blocks) Lemon Grass Cafe, Christos Greek Taverna, Cafe Milano, Palazzo, Olive or Twist 412.255.0525
Gateway Center behind the "T" station (2 blocks) Palomino 412.642.7711
625 Stanwix St # 1, Pittsburgh, PA
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Your $14 (12-24 hours) coupons are valid here.
2 -12 Hours $14
Weekends less than 1 hour - $5, 1 hour to max - $8
If you don't mind a short walk....Another available lot is a 2 block walk from the Hilton on Penn Avenue at the 6th and Penn Avenue Parking Garage, http://www.alcoparking.com/pldetails.cfm?pid=24
0 -1/2 Hour $3.00
1/2 Hour - 2 Hours $7.00
2 Hours - 4 Hours $9.00
4 Hours - 24 Hours $12.00
Night Rates: After 4:00pm $5.00
Weekend Rates: Saturday and Sunday $5.00
A 3 block walk from the Hilton and just one block to the left of the Sixth and Penn Garage is the Fort Duquesne Boulevard and Sixth Street Parking Garage. There's a wonderful view of PNC Park and the Clemente Bridge is adjacent. 126 Sixth Street, Pittsburgh PA
Day Rate Charges - Monday through Friday, 6:00a-3:59p
1 Hour or Less -- $ 3.75
2 Hours or Less -- $ 4.75
4 Hours or Less -- $ 7.50
4 to 24 Hours -- $ 9.75
Night Rate Charges - Mon. through Fri. 4:00p-5:59a
Weekend and Holiday Rates - all day Saturdays, Sundays and holidays
1 Hour or Less -- $ 2.00 2 Hours or Less -- $ 3.00 2 to 24 Hours -- $ 5.00
Across the street from the side entrance to the Hilton, near the Pittsburgh Information Booth, on 400 Liberty Ave. is the Gateway Center Garage underground lot. Escort service provided .
Spaces are limited but the prices are:
up to 1/2 hour - $6.00 up to 1 hour - $10.00
up to 2 hours - $14.00 up to 5 hours - $17.00
Daily Max (exit before 7am) - $19.00
Night Rate - Monday Thursday 4:00p-7:00a - $6.00
This garage is a four block walk from the Hilton and near PPG Place in the Kossman Building.
Central Parking Systems412-471-1741
400 Stanwix St, Pittsburgh, PA
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Up to 1 hour - $10.00
up to 2 hours - $16.00
2 hours til closing @ 11:00p or overnight - $19.00
Erie 126 miles 40 minutes by plane 2.5 hours by car
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The cheapest and most efficient airport transportation to the Hilton Hotel is the Port Authority 28X Flyer.
Look for it outside Baggage Claim near Ground Transportation. To download a hand schedule click here.
This bus departs every 20 minutes and carries over 40,000 riders every week. The fare is $2.60.
Operators do not carry change. Exact change is required when paying your fare.
You are responsible for handling your bags both on and off the vehicle.
Because this is public transportation, tipping operators is not permitted.
The Airport Flyer Bus Shuttle conveniently loads and unloads across the street from the Hilton Hotel.