Instead of a sit-down meeting, physical activity peaks people's interest in a different way, Aerion Abney said. "Athletics and sports is a universal language." He's an organizer of the USSIE summer games, which will bring Pittsburgh police and the community together for games like water balloon tosses and dodgeball — to unite them as teammates and to break down barriers.
This year marks twenty years of charter schools in Pennsylvania, allowing for independently operated schools with their own curricula to be funded with public money. And now, charter schools educate more than 130,000 students or about 7 percent of the students in the state, the Post-Gazette reported. Supporters say the schools mean additional opportunities for low-income students and others who don't thrive in traditional settings, but critics cite a lack of oversight and financial burden, per the PG. Read more about how charter schools have changed education.
Here’s the story of an almost-candidate for governor who found out from a reporter that he couldn't run. Businessman Kris Hart grew up in Pennsylvania, then spent more than a decade in D.C. and moved home in May. And he was about to announce that he was running for the spot on the Republican ticket for governor, reported Newsworks. Only problem? He needed to live in the state the seven years before running. So what did Hart do when Newsworks reporter Dave Davies told him about the hangup?
|What||Celebrate all things Irish through music, food and dancing at the 27th annual Celtic Celebration. Other activities include an intro into Irish genealogy, cultural Hedge school, and a chance to hang out with Irish pups, such as setters, wolfhounds.|
|Where||Riverplex at Sandcastle at 1000 Sandcastle Dr. (West Homestead)|
|When||September 8, 2017 at 4:00 pm to September 10, 2017 at 5:00 pm|
|How much||Ticket prices vary|
|What||Let local puppeteer Felicia Cooper help you make a crankie (which, btw, is a small, moving panorama). Cooper will talk about Pandora's myth and the piece she's working on based on the story. She'll even incorporate your crankie into her work. Tools and refreshments will be provided.|
|Where||Pearlarts Studios at 201 N. Braddock Ave. (Point Breeze)|
|When||June 19, 2017 at 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm|
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Penny is a nine-year-old spaniel-border collie mix who happens to spend her days helping calm witnesses in Allegheny County courtrooms, TribLive reported. She's the first and only canine courtroom and victim advocate in Western Pennsylvania — but not for long. Find out how District Attorney Stephen A. Zappala Jr. was able to pay for a second pup.
It's a moment worth reliving. One week ago, Pittsburgh was waking up with the Penguins as Stanley Cup champs. Kick off your week by reliving all the crazy scenes on Carson Street from a week ago. And while you're there, relive the parade, too. On Sunday, the NHL released the lists of players teams are protecting from Wednesday's expansion draft. The Penguins have nine players on that list, including Sidney Crosby, Phil Kessel and Matt Murray, per TribLive. Marc-Andre Fleury wasn't on that list, opening up his chances of moving to the Las Vegas Golden Knights.