Since our 1st birthday (tomorrow!) falls during Hunger Action Month, we're partnering with the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank. To support our neighbors most in need, we’ll host a food and fund drive for the food bank at our Sept. 27 bash. Please consider bringing one — or many! — of these items from its “Most Needed Items List” and be sure to get your tickets here.
Vice President Mike Pence on Monday honored the victims of Flight 93, saying their actions on that September day perhaps spared his life while he was a congressman. "It's a debt I don't think I'll ever be able to repay," he said at a ceremony held at the memorial near Shanksville, according to PennLive. The memorial's last feature — a 93-foot-tall tower with 40 wind chimes — is expected to be completed by next September, TribLive reported.
The state House was back in session Monday with a big task left to complete: funding the overdue budget. University of Pittsburgh Chancellor Pat Gallagher used the opportunity to remind lawmakers that the school — as well as three other state-related universities — is still waiting on millions in funding. “Rep. [Frank] Dermody has told colleagues that as long as [the budget] isn’t resolved, then all the state funding that Pitt and the other state-related universities are counting on is in extreme jeopardy of disappearing,” the House minority leader's spokesman told The Incline.
You probably know that Pittsburgh is home to some extremely powerful, largely untaxed nonprofits (think UPMC and the big universities). But do you know what that actually means for the region? The Post-Gazette has a deep dive into that question, with stats on employment (a lot of people), untaxed property (a lot of land) and executive compensation (a lot of money).
Use a century-old reclaimed piece of wood as your canvas at this Pop Craft workshop. First, choose a design, then use acrylics to paint your creation. Stencils and templates will be offered, or you can bring your own ideas. Pro tip: Tuesday at BeerHive is wine night.
Where: The BeerHive at 2117 Penn Ave. (Strip District)
When: September 12, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
How much: $42
The Incline Likes
Last week, we brought you a Carlow class on the language of texting. This week, it's a Chatham University writing-class focused on one topic: Beyonce's "Lemonade." Yes, students watched the visual album in class, but they're also using it as inspiration for multiple writing assignments and to think about the ways their identities fit into various power system. Want more? Here's the recommended reading.