Newsletter for Monday, Oct. 3
INSTAGRAM OF THE DAY
Allegro Hearth Bakery’s head baker and his punny shirt welcome Rosh Hashanah. Jewish New Year celebrations began Sunday evening and last two days. Wishing you a good year all around! (Photo via @allegrohearthbakery.)
‘THE DONALD. BIG DADDY.’
The Washington Post’s Stephanie McCrummen spent time in Brownsville with Melanie Austin, an ardent supporter of Donald Trump. “Like millions of others, [Austin] believed that President Obama was a Muslim. And like so many she had gotten to know online through social media, she also believed that he was likely gay, that Michelle Obama could be a man, and that the Obama children were possibly kidnapped from a family now searching for them,” McCrummen wrote.
COLLEGE STUDENTS ARMED WITH NALOXONE
IUP students and staff members learned how to recognize a drug overdose and how to administer opioid antidote naloxone, the Tribune-Review’s Debra Erdley reports. By the end of the semester, more than 100 people there will have learned how to recognize symptoms and been equipped with rescue kits. Find out what other colleges are doing to battle the opioid crisis.
If you take a bus or the light rail from the South Hills, you should anticipate delays starting this morning, as parts of the T track near Station Square are replaced, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports. The delays will last up to 20 minutes and should be expected through Oct. 22. Read more about how it will impact your commute here.
Enter the costume contest but leave roller skates/blades/skateboards, racially or culturally offensive costumes and simulated weapons (knives, swords or guns) at home. Alexandra Grey, The Brighton Boys and Angelique Young also perform with music by DJ Colt. VIP tent includes complimentary cocktails and witches brew.
Where: 5800 Ellsworth Ave. (Shadyside)
When: October 7, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
How much: Free or $30 for Super Scary VIP Tent
THE INCLINE LIKES
HUNDREDS MARCH FOR PEACE
Three hundred people marched about two miles from the Pittsburgh Project in Perry South to West Park to celebrate the lives of people lost to street and domestic violence, the New Pittsburgh Courier’s Christian Morrow reported. The ninth annual Women’s Walk for Peace ended with music, food and festivities. “This is important, because you never know who’s life you can touch,” Rose Price from Wilkinsburg said.
YES, ALMOST 500 WINERIES *CAN* SHIP WINE TO YOUR FRONT DOOR
Since state alcohol laws were revamped this summer, 463 American wineries received direct-shipping permits from the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board, meaning they can ship wine to your front door, the Tribune-Review’s Kari Andren wrote. About 70 percent are from California, while another 10 percent are Pennsylvanian wineries. Find out what the new rules means for foreign wineries.