It's that time of year — Anthrocon is back in town starting Thursday. While most of the events are only for attendees, there is an open-to-the public parade Saturday followed by a new meet-and-greet with the fursuiters. Whether you'll just be seeing them Downtown or to prepare you for furry photos and conversation, we created this list of six etiquette tips for you.
The Most Interesting Mayors in America doesn’t always include Bill Peduto, but when it does, the list references his dad jokes. Politico Magazine featured 11 of the nation's most interesting mayors and seven rising stars to watch. Peduto and his love of Twitter made the list. But true to form, Peduto tweeted that there was one thing the magazine got wrong: his future plans.
This year, the city has enough money in the budget to pave 50 to 60 miles of city streets. But, of course, there are many more requests than that. So how does Pittsburgh pick? It's a mix, reported WESA. It's part data collected using electronic sensing equipment and part feedback from 311 calls, city employee observations and City Council requests. But ultimately, the total miles paved each year just isn't enough — Public Works director Mike Gable said it should be closer to 100 miles paved per year, not 50 or 60.
For fans of the hoppiest of hoppy beers, this can release party is for you. East End Brewing will be canning beers, which you can purchase, for a fresh taste at the HopstravaCANza.
Where: East End Brewing at 147 Julius St. (Larimer)
When: June 27, 2017 at 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
The Incline Likes
Earlier this month, we introduced you to our Who's Next: Law class of a dozen young Pittsburghers making a difference. One works for the Pennsylvania Innocence Project. Another works to protect constitutional rights of those who are incarcerated. Others have opened their own firms. And multiple started in other careers before going to law school. On Wednesday, we'll celebrate them and their accomplishments at a happy hour presented by S&T Bank and Meyers, Evans, Lupetin, & Unatin, LLC — and you're invited.
"I would have been happy anywhere, but I got drafted by Pittsburgh. What a blessing." Marc-Andre Fleury penned a letter to Pens fans at The Players' Tribune, thanking the city and the organization for what he called 14 years beyond his wildest dreams. From the first time he stopped a shot by Mario in practice to sitting with Sid on the team plane, from the fans chanting his name to the Stanley Cup parades, Fleury will be missed, and, as he wrote, he'll miss Pittsburgh, too.