Downtown Pittsburgh Farmer’s Market – October 30th 10am -2pm

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Downtown’s showcase Farmers Market has returned to Market Square…and it’s even bigger and better than ever! Now in its 10th season, the popular Market Square Farmers Market is a great opportunity for local farmers to promote their goods while providing the Downtown community with a unique and convenient shopping experience. Each Thursday, Downtown’s biggest Farmers Market attracts 7,000-10,000 office workers, residents and visitors to Market Square to enjoy local produce, gourmet treats and the many diverse restaurants and shops surrounding the Square. This season, we’re bringing the region’s cream of the crop to the heart of the City. As many as 30 weekly vendors will be showcased in the significantly expanded Market, along with free afternoon concerts. Produced by the Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership (PDP), the Market Square Farmers Market runs each Thursday through October 30, 2014, 10:00 a.m.  – 2:00 p.m.

 

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What is RSD?

Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Syndrome

Reflex sympathetic dystrophy syndrome (RSDS), also known as complex regional pain syndrome, is a rare disorder of the sympathetic nervous system that is characterized by chronic, severe pain. The sympathetic nervous system is that part of the autonomic nervous system that regulates involuntary functions of the body such as increasing heart rate, constricting blood vessels, and increasing blood pressure. Excessive or abnormal responses of portions of the sympathetic nervous system are thought to be responsible for the pain associated with reflex sympathetic dystrophy syndrome.

The symptoms of reflex sympathetic dystrophy syndrome typically begin with burning pain, especially in an arm, finger(s), palm of the hand(s), and/or shoulder (s). In some individuals, RSDS may occur in one or both legs or it may be localized to one knee or hip. Frequently, RSDS may be misdiagnosed as a painful nerve injury. The skin over the affected area(s) may become swollen (edema) and inflamed. Affected skin may be extremely sensitive to touch and to hot or cold temperatures (cutaneous hypersensitivity). The affected limb(s) may perspire excessively and be warm to the touch (vasomotor instability). The exact cause of RSDS is not fully understood, although it may be associated with injury to the nerves, trauma, surgery, atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, infection, or radiation therapy.

 

What are symptoms of RSD/CRPS?

Continuous, intense pain that is out of proportion to the severity of the injury (if an injury occurred) and which gets worse rather than better over time. It most often affects the arms, legs, hands or feet and is accompanied by:

  • “burning” pain
  • increased skin sensitivity
  • changes in skin temperature: warmer or cooler compared to the opposite extremity
  • changes in skin color: often blotchy, purple, pale or red
  • changes in skin texture: shiny and thin, sometimes excessively sweaty
  • changes in nail and hair growth patterns
  • swelling and stiffness in affected joint
  • motor disability, with decreased ability to move affected body part

How is RSD caused?

RSD has no apparent cause. Initially, the condition was thought to be a malfunctioning of the sympathetic nervous system but researchers are questioning this theory. Since it is most often caused by trauma to the extremities, some conditions that can bring RSD about are sprains, fractures, surgery, damage to blood vessels or nerves and certain brain injuries.

How is RSD treated?

Physical therapy is a primary component of treatment. There also are several types of medications that can be used and sometimes elevating the affected extremity may be helpful. There also are surgical procedures that are used in some cases. Treatment needs to be individualized and treatment plans often incorporate several of these measures. Treatment if begun early, ideally within the first three months after symptoms begin, can result in remission. Early diagnosis is the key.

Is there a cure?

Not at this time, but research continues. Advances have resulted in some new and effective treatments.

Harvest Wine Celebration November 7-9 & 14-16

Friday 12 – 5 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
ONE REGULAR $35 TICKET IS GOOD FOR ALL THREE DAYS!

NOTE: As of October 1st, the ticket price no longer ncludes NY tax and $1 handling (this was separated on request of our accountant).

YOUR $35 TICKET ALLOWS YOU TO ENJOY:

  • A food & wine sample pairing at each winery
  • Wine tasting
  • A great gift!
  • A booklet containing all of the recipes of the foods you’ll be tasting
  • A Lake Erie Wine Country wine glass
  • A $5 voucher to use at any winery or at certain restaurants designated on the back of the voucher

Ticket holders provide their own transportation and choose their own itinerary, visiting the wineries in any order. One winery is designated as the pick-up point for your event TICKET, a wine glass, a great gift (if applicable), recipe booklet and a $5 voucher to spend on wine at any winery or on food at participating restaurants.

SORRY, NO REFUNDS; but tickets are transferable to other people! We never cancel our events.

ALL 25 WINERIES are participating in this event.

Barjo Bons -Customer Appreciation Night

In the month of November, Courtyard Wineries would just like to thank all the Barjo Bons Members for being such loyal Courtyard customers!

In appreciation, please join us on November 2oth for Barjo Bons Customer Appreciation Night.

To start off the night, the first 100 Barjo Bons Members to walk through the door will receive a “Certified Crazy Friend” corkscrew! In addition, we will have food catered by Johnny B’s, plenty of wine & prizes to win! Don’t miss out on this CRAZY, FUN event!!

If you aren’t a member, join now!

Membership is free when signing up on CourtyardWineries.com by 3:00pm the day of the event, just head to the “Join the Barjo Bons Club” page. A membership card will be issued at the event. If someone attends the event without signing up by 3:00 pm the day of the event a onetime fee of $5.00 will be charged at the door. Once a member, you will enjoy free entry to all Barjo Bons events, opportunities to win prizes and a 15% discount on wine purchased at events.

What’s the Barjo Bons Club? It’s a group of “Crazy Friends” coming together to relax and enjoy a classy happy hour with special events once a month! Don’t miss out and sign up now!

 

Downtown Franklin Wine Walk  – November 21st

Join us for the 6th Annual Holiday Wine Walk in downtown Franklin. Enjoy wine tasting from regional wineries, and shop at the stores in downtown Franklin. In addition to the tastings, enjoy the art show and live music in several locations as we kick off the Holiday Season. Tickets are $20.00 per person and go on sale Oct. 20th. For more information or to purchase tickets call the Franklin Area Chamber of Commerce at 814-432-5823 Want to make a weekend out of it stay and enjoy the Light Up Night Parade and fireworks on Saturday Nov. 22nd.  

 

Thanksgiving Day – November 27th – CLOSED

 

Black Friday Special – November 28th

Cyber Monday Special – December 1st

Barjo Bons at Beechwood Golf Club – December 4th

 

Wine & Spirit Store – Free Tastings – December 5th

Wine & Spirit Store – Free Tastings – December 6th

 

Ladies Night – December 12th

Wine & Spirit Store – Free Tastings – December 12th 

Wine & Spirit Store – Free Tastings – December 13th 

Wine & Spirit Store – Free Tastings – December 19th

Wine & Spirit Store – Free Tastings – December 20th

Holiday Week at the Wineries December 26th – January 2nd

New Year’s Day – CLOSED


Bare the Barrels – January 16th – 18th 


Frozen – January 17th 


Barjo Bons Event – January 22nd  
 

 

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