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๐Ÿ’› How Pittsburgh got its H back

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What Pittsburgh is talking about

It’s going to be hot this weekend โ€“ very hot.

A heat advisory is in effect today and tomorrow, per the National Weather Service, and it’ll feel like more than 100 degrees, KDKA-TV reports.

The National Weather Service advises practicing heat safety and offers a list of tips, including drinking plenty of water and limiting outdoor activities.

Cooling centers will be open throughout the city โ€”ย here’s a full list from KDKA-TV. Lyft is offering free rides to cooling centers.

And if you want to cool down at a local pool, spray park, or lake, here’s our big list of where to splash around.

Stay cool out there.

In other newsโ€ฆ

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette will cut two more days from its printing schedule on Sept. 30, 2019, as it plots a digital-only future for the legacy media outlet. The paper eliminated physical copies of its Tuesday and Saturday editions in August of last year and with two more days cut will be down to just three hardcopy editions a week. (The Incline)

Mayor Bill Peduto will run for a third term. He announced the news on Twitter (of course), saying “Running for re-election in 2021. Bring it.” And then later in the thread saying, “Then find my life’s work. No more politics after that, if I am re-elected, for me. All I wanted is to work for the city of Pittsburgh. Still have work to do.” Peduto, a Democrat, was first elected mayor in 2013 and re-elected in 2017. (WTAE)

The world’s biggest cookie table is on the horizon. The Wedding Cookie Table Community on Facebook is banding together to try to set the Guinness World Record for largest wedding cookie table, a feat nobody has ever before attempted. They plan to make 1 million (!!!) cookies. They’re looking for bakers (and eaters). (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)

Pittsburgh has a professional ultimate frisbee team โ€” for real. And better yet, the Pittsburgh Thunderbirds made the playoffs (because City of Champions, obviously). You can root for the home team on Saturday at North Park as they take on Chicago. (Reddit)

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Back when our city was Pittsburg.

Happy Pittsburgh โ€œHโ€ Day!

Fun fact: For about 20 years, spelling the city’s name with an H was a rebellious move.

It all started in November 1758 when General John Forbes and George Washington rode into what’s now Point State Park and found the smoldering ruins of Fort Duquesne. They had to name it something, and it seemed like a good idea to name it for their boss, William Pitt the Elder.

But in 1890, everything changed. Pittsburgh lost its “H” and Pittsburghers were *not* happy. Here’s a history lesson on why the “H” was taken away โ€”ย and how Pittsburghers got it back.

Letโ€™s get together

Wine, Vodka, Beer, and Honey Water โ€” oh my! Special thanks to Palate Partners School of Wines & Spirits, Stateside Vodka, Brew Gentlemen, and Blume Honey Water for supporting our Who’s Next: Technology Class, sponsored by Uber.

We are partying it up on Wednesday, July 31 at Serendipity Labs and are excited to see you there! Get your tickets here.

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Things to do

Around town


โšก๏ธ Head to Hogwarts (er, Carnegie Museum of Natural History) for Potterfest After Dark (Oakland)

๐ŸŒ• Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission at Carnegie Science Center with archival footage, stargazing, and Tang (North Shore)

๐Ÿบ Take the bar crawl vertical on this drinking / stair-climbing adventure (Spring Garden)

๐Ÿ’• Flirt and sip drinks at the Ace Hotel during Crush Hour, “a happy hour for Pittsburgh’s queer ladies” (East Liberty)

๐Ÿ‘– Prepare your all-denim outfit for BEEF at Belvedere’s: Britney vs. Justin (Lawrenceville)


๐ŸŽ‰ Listen to music, make art, and dance at August Wilson Community Day (Downtown)

๐Ÿ› Turn trash into treasure at the Friendship Yard Sale (Friendship)

๐Ÿ’› Root for the home team at the Steel City Roller Derby double-header (Cheswick)

๐Ÿ“œ Get free admission to Meadowcroft Rockshelter and learn about amazing local history through Sunday (Avella)

๐Ÿ”ญ Touch a real meteorite, meet an astronomer, and ask all your questions about outer space at Space Out Astronomy Weekend through Sunday (North Shore)


๐ŸŽผ Bring your own brunch for a morning of classical music (Point Breeze)

โ˜•๏ธ Get caffeinated at the grand opening of Black Forge Coffee House’s second location (McKees Rocks)

๐Ÿถ Drink beer, help dogs at Pints for Paws (Lincoln-Lemington-Belmar)


๐Ÿถ Take a doga (dog yoga) class (Larimer)

๐Ÿ™ Meditate with a Monk on your Monday (East Liberty)

๐Ÿ’ฌ Learn some Japanese at this beginner’s class (Oakland)

๐ŸŽง Experience BasedGrvce, a multi-genre DJ, at Darkness is Spreading (East Liberty)


โžก๏ธ Learn about America’s role in the Vietnam War from two experts (Strip District)

๐ŸŽญ Enjoy performances from folkLAB while enjoying an open bar and food (Lawrenceville)

๐Ÿค– Chat about virtual and augmented reality over drinks (Downtown)

Going to one of these? Take us with you! Email a pic to [email protected] or tag #theinclinepgh on Instagram.

One more thing โ€ฆ

Monday is the deadline for our first-ever Who’s Next Environment & Energy class. It’s a crucial time to spotlight up-and-comers making our city cleaner, more environmentally conscious, and more environmentally sound, so help us do that by submitting a nomination here.

Be good to each other and be good to the Earth, Pittsburgh. We’ll see you back here on Monday.

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