We're feeling waves of gratitude at The Incline today. Last night was our first members-only event at Threadbare Cider House and Meadery, and it was so much fun to meet our members IRL while learning about cider and sipping drinks. Today's the final day of our spring membership drive, so we hope you'll join us. Become a member now.
— MJ (@mjslaby)
We're so close, we can taste it. The championship round of the Ultimate Pittsburgh Frozen Treat bracket is just days away. But first, there's still time to vote in the Final Four. Will it be Handel’s Homemade Ice Cream or Gus & Yia Yia's? Will Al's Cone Zone top Sarris Candies Ice Cream Parlour? Vote here by 10 a.m. Friday.
- Bill Strickland is stepping down from his role as president and CEO of Manchester Bidwell Corp. after 50 years of training students for careers in fields from health care to horticulture. He'll stay on staff as executive chairman as Kevin Jenkins takes the reins as the new leader. (Post-Gazette)
- A text exchange between Dan Gilman, chief of staff to Mayor Bill Peduto, and an Uber official show the city and Uber were in communication before news broke that the company planned to resume autonomous testing — but they weren't on the same page. (Post-Gazette)
- On Wednesday, Ryan Burke, a former Beta Theta Pi fraternity brother at Penn State, was the first to enter an open guilty plea in the death of pledge Timothy Piazza. Burke gave Piazza a handle of vodka to drink eight minutes before he was visibly intoxicated on video obtained by police. Burke pleaded guilty to all nine charges. (Centre Daily Times)
- President Donald Trump has promised to bail out nuclear power while also reviving the U.S. coal mining industry, but coal keeps getting edged out for cheaper and cleaner alternatives. When it comes to nuclear power, it’s also declining, something experts said could have climate consequences. (New York Times)
Charlie Deitch, former Pittsburgh City Paper editor, is launching a new media venture, Pittsburgh Current. The alt-monthly aims to be both in print and online and defined by the same take-no-prisoners journalistic style Deitch said got him fired from his last job. A Kickstarter is live, and the website could start publishing this month.
🍦 Vote in Round 4 of the Ultimate Pittsburgh Frozen Treat bracket by 10 a.m. Friday.
🍹 5:30 p.m. June 25 (Allegheny Center): Meet our Who's Next: Food and Drink class.
❓ Choose our next Peculiar Pittsburgh story by voting through June 26.
🎤 11:30 a.m. Saturday (Downtown): Discover new ideas at TEDxPittsburgh — and get 10 percent off with discount code INCLINE
Other events you'll love
🗣 6:30 tonight (Strip District): Read some poetry and sip some brews at Poetry and Pints.
🌱 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday (Shadyside): Free mint yogurt ice cream.
💥 1 p.m. Saturday (Downtown): See re-enactors who will demonstrate 18th century military drills and fire the Fort Pitt Museum's reproduction cannon.