The new CarrickExtra.com is an informational resource about the people, community groups, schools, parks, churches, businesses and history of Pittsburgh’s Carrick neighborhood and nearby neighborhoods.

CarrickExtra.com usually publishes four new stories a month. Sponsored Stories may also appear. Stop back soon.

Read about activities – things to do in and around Carrick. More articles are on the way.

Communities are stories that look at the neighborhoods of South Pittsburgh or the South Hills that Carrick shares a border with.

Education is life long. The education category is about schools, libraries and other ways to learn.

Food is a small but growing collection of articles about how people eat – starting with a farmers market and urban farm.

Carrick has a rich history, from its origins as a path for Native Americans through its rise as a farming region, coal mining center, being home to prosperous South Side merchants and becoming Pittsburgh’s largest neighborhood.

Stories about nonprofits look at the charitable organizations that benefit the Carrick area.

Spaces is all about public and private spaces – parks and parklets, playing fields, shopping centers and districts, and even a community farm.

How people get around Carrick is covered by a growing collection of stories about transportation.