Newsletter for Wednesday, Oct. 12
INSTAGRAM OF THE DAY
On Thursday, six women will have three minutes each to pitch their businesses and potentially win thousands of dollars in grant money. No, this isn’t “Shark Tank.” It’s Invest in Her’s second pitch competition, which helps local women entrepreneurs take their businesses to the next level. Among this year’s finalists: an empowering lingerie shop, custom portrait cookies and a back brace for people with Parkinson’s. Read more from The Incline’s conversation with co-founder Sam Hartzman.
EDUCATION AND AWARENESS
In all of the backlash that followed the release of a video of Donald Trump making lewd comments about women in 2005, experts said there is one positive — an opportunity for education and awareness. “It is sending a positive message to women and girls that sexual assault is unacceptable,” Dana Brown, executive director of the Pennsylvania Center for Women and Politics at Chatham University, told Anya Sostek of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
BIKE THE OLD ‘PIKE
Part of the abandoned Turnpike, including Rays Hill and Sidling Hill tunnels, could soon be a bike trail, Richard Cook reports for Pittsburgh Magazine. That project, Pike2Bike, would take 8.5 miles of old roadway in Bedford and Fulton counties and connect the refurbished path to regional trails like the Great Allegheny Passage, the East Coast Greenway and the 911 Memorial Trail. So what will it take to make that a reality?
Celebrate Halloween with Rocky Horror at this 21+ Night. Costumes welcome; live music and cash bar. "It's just a jump to the left. And then a step to the right."
Where: Carnegie Science Center at 1 Allegheny Ave. (Chateau)
When: October 14, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
How much: $10 in advance or $15 at the door.
THE INCLINE LIKES
The Strip District is the Brooklyn of the next Brooklyn (aka Pittsburgh). That’s according to a Philadelphia developer who’s building fancy apartments in the Strip District. Time and time again, people have felt the need to publicly compare the City of Bridges and some of its neighborhoods to the Borough of Churches. As butcher Brent Young put it, “It pisses me off.” Here’s a brief guide to those many references.
After a rally in Ambridge on Thursday, Donald Trump stopped at Pittsburgh staple ‘Smiley Cookie’ to grab some cookies. But did he? Sure, Eat’n Park is known for its delicious frosted treat. But that’s not the restaurant’s name. Find out how Trump’s claim ranked on the PolitiFact Truth-o-Meter.