Newsletter for Sunday, Oct. 9
INSTAGRAM OF THE DAY
A view of the vibrant sunset that painted the skies above Murray Avenue on Saturday night. (Photo via @indratheninja.)
Former Virginian Secretary of Education Anne Holton — aka the wife of America’s Dad and veep hopeful Tim Kaine — spent her weekend in Pennsylvania for the Clinton/Kaine campaign. She talked to The Incline on Saturday about registering to vote and what she expects from tonight’s debate. (Speaking of which, if you’re looking for a watch party, check out our updated list.)
LIBERTY BRIDGE FIRE CITATION
Pittsburgh Fire Chief Darryl Jones said the company responsible for the Liberty Bridge fire wasn’t “following city permitting and safety requirements when torch sparks ignited plastic pipes and a tarp on the Monongahela River crossing,” the Tribune-Review’s Michael Walton reported. Joseph B. Fay Co. disputed the investigation findings, but the city cited the company anyway.
PITT’S FIRST GENDER-NEUTRAL DORM
Some of Ruskin Hall’s residents don’t know that they’re in Pitt’s first on-campus gender-neutral dorm. But 34 of its 416 residents were looking for that option, The Pitt News’ Alexa Bakalarski writes. More from the first month in the gender-neutral dorm.
Join the non-partisan Civic Salon for a civics quiz, free pizza, drinks specials and last minute voter registration.
Where: Mario's East Side Saloon at 5442 Walnut St. (Shadyside)
When: October 9, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
THE INCLINE LIKES
BREWER OF THE YEAR
Fat Head’s, which started in the South Side, took five medals as a mid-sized brewery — and brewer of the year — at the Great American Beer Festival in Denver. It was just one of 1,752 breweries that submitted 7,227 entries. Want to know which Fat Head’s brews got nods? More from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette’s Bob Batz Jr.
Did you check out VIA while it was at the Ace Hotel this weekend? “In bringing together a host of live acts, DJs, artists and technological forward-thinkers together under one roof in their adopted home of Pittsburgh once a year, founders Lauren Goshinski and Quinn Leonowicz are aiming for something grander, more ambitious, if a bit amorphous,” Colin Joyce wrote. Check out Thump’s thoughts on the festival.