🚒 A long line of emergency vehicles paraded through Pittsburgh to honor nurses. (WTAE)
📙 “Feed Your Mind” with this storytime from local public educators in memory of August Wilson. (Pittsburgh Public Schools on Twitter)
🎧 New music from Pittsburgher Mars Jackson is exactly what you need for your Friday. (Mars Jackson on Spotify / Pittsburgh City Paper)
🍿 Pop-up, drive-in movie theaters may be coming to Pittsburgh as the city looks to offer safe social activities in the months ahead. (TribLIVE)
💙 Missing Pitt? Take a virtual tour of the Cathedral of Learning and the Nationality Rooms. (Pitt on Twitter)
😻 Dog and cat food are available in a distribution today to help local families. (Pittsburgh Aviation Animal Rescue Team on Facebook)
👀 Keep your eyes peeled for giant puppets around Pittsburgh thanks to a local artist’s public art project. (Pittsburgh City Paper)
🛍 This new Mister Rogers bundle might just be the perfect gift for any Pittsburgher. Better yet: Proceeds benefit our local history museum. (Heinz History Center)
☁️ Cue “The Simpsons” theme song. These wispy clouds over Pittsburgh are (1) gorgeous (2) downright Springfield. (Chopper 11 Pilot on Twitter)
📺 The “Ellen” show recognized a Pittsburgh nonprofit that helps single mothers — and helped its founder get a new car. (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)
🚛 Two South Hills college students are combining forces with others to deliver 100,000 face masks by June. (Observer-Reporter)
🍗 New life is coming to the former Wilson’s BBQ location on the Northside, while Wilson’s famous sauce may be making a comeback, too. (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)
🦋 Researchers are mounting tiny radios on monarch butterflies to track their 3,000-mile journey from Mexico to Canada, and many of the tagged butterflies are monitored by towers in our area. (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)
🎂 A “fun and fabulous” birthday drive-by adventure — happy 80th to Incline reader AnneLouise! (The Haiku Ninja on YouTube)
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You may need the luck of the Irish for today’s I Spy.
This emerald green shamrock is embedded into a sidewalk somewhere in Pittsburgh. Think you know where? Just hit reply and let us know. If you’re the first with the correct answer, you get bragging rights in our next edition.
📊 By the numbers — as of Thursday:
🌎 More than 3.7 million COVID-19 cases have been reported worldwide with 1.2 million cases and 75,000+ deaths in the U.S. (The New York Times)
🏠 Reminder: Stay home. Our region is under a stay-at-home order in the state’s “red phase.” We’ll learn which counties will soon move to the “yellow phase” later today. Counties that remain “red” will be under a stay-at-home order until June 4. (TribLIVE)
😷 Wear a cloth mask if you must go out. Here are a few ideas for making your own. (Commonwealth of Pennsylvania)
✍️ Pennsylvanians are protected from evictions and foreclosures through July 10, per an executive order signed by Gov. Tom Wolf. (WTAE)
📄 Officials in Butler, Fayette, Greene, and Washington counties have joined a lawsuit against Gov. Wolf’s office, claiming the business shutdown order violated constitutional rights. (KDKA-TV)
🎤 Cheer on local poets at the Steel City Slam (Online)
📜 Learn about the Guyasuta Gangsters, some of Pittsburgh’s most influential Jewish racketeers and gamblers and the lasting mark they left on Pittsburgh’s history (Online)
🎸 Learn how to play guitar with these virtual workshops through Millvale Community Library (Online — multiple dates)
A special pre-Mother’s Day shout-out to mother figures of all kinds (Mamas, Grandmas, Glammas, Nonnas, aunts, cousins, neighbors, friends, the list goes on — hi, Joyce and Marilyn!). Still need a gift? Local artist Miss Gabi has you covered with these video tutorials for some very special homemade art.
And keep in mind that Mother’s Day can be painful for folks, as artist Mari Andrew beautifully illustrates.
Sending love to all yinz. 💛