Republican party leaders now have the more than 200 conferees who will select the party's candidate in the 18th Congressional District special election, per the Post-Gazette. The group will meet later this week to hear from candidates and have runoff-style elections to select the candidate, per the PG. Democrats will go through a similar process to prepare for March. Here's a reminder of how the special election will work and what chances Democrats have to take back the seat vacated by Tim Murphy.
UPMC's plans to build a cancer center in Shadyside will put the local health care system in close competition with leading cancer centers across the country, TribLive reported. On Friday, UPMC CEO Jeffrey A. Romoff announced the $2 billion expansion, including three new hospitals, to transform not only UPMC, but the industry, PennLive noted.
The next time you're at the corner of Penn Avenue and Seventh Street, take a look at the plaque for "The Pittsburgh Agreement." The plaque marks the spot where, in 1918, Slovaks and Czechs met to form the new country of Czechoslovakia, WESA reported. The goal of the merger was to preserve the two countries' cultures and prevent assimilation after World War I. So why did it happen in Pittsburgh?
Creative Conversations is a community platform allowing members to engage in important conversations. This month the topic is progress and history in Pittsburgh. Participants are asked to bring a story or piece of history that they want to share about Pittsburgh. The discussion will also touch on what progress in the city looks like — or should look like — to residents.
Where: Union Project at 801 N. Negley Ave. (Highland Park)
When: November 6, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
The Incline Likes
As the cold and dreary weather looms, why not spend a few hours wandering around a local museum and getting lost in the displays? Next Pittsburgh created this list of 13 unusual museums for those very days. From Bicycle Heaven to ToonSeum to the Living Dead Museum, find the one — or four —that tops your list.
"Brew-vitalization" is a brewery's ability to raise a community's profile with residents and visitors, as well as add jobs and spur business nearby — and it's happening here, the Post-Gazette reports. In Washington, Emerald Valley Artisans dairy farm opened a pop-up store near breweries. And in Duquesne, the city even placed an ad in Craft Pittsburgh magazine, hoping to lure a brewery, per the PG. Around the area, municipality leaders said they're excited for the changes breweries are bringing.