Newsletter for Wednesday, Sept. 28
INSTAGRAM OF THE DAY
The Steelers rookie class on Tuesday visited Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC. Here, WR Demarcus Ayers plays Madden with one of the kids. (Photo via @randallbgram.)
A PEEP DIVE INTO FALL FOLIAGE NEAR PITTSBURGH
Fall, the most glorious of seasons, is here. You could stay close to home and take in the changing of the leaves from the Three Rivers Heritage Trail or one of the inclines. But if a day trip is in order, The Incline has you covered. We asked Rachael Mahony from Forbes State Forest to recommend the best spots to leaf peep in Western Pennsylvania. Here’s what she said.
DING. DING. DING. ROUND ONE IS OVER
So how did Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump do during the first presidential debate Monday night? Well, that depends on who you ask. The Incline checked in with six experts from universities in Pittsburgh, and they did agree on who won the debate — but their answers varied from there.
STEEL CITY TO STARTUP CITY?
Does Pittsburgh’s rep as a center for innovation match its reality? J. Dale Shoemaker of PublicSource looked at federal data that showed “less than 6 percent of businesses that were open in the Pittsburgh metro area in 2014 were new businesses” — aka startups, and a Kauffman Foundation list marked Pittsburgh 40th out of 40 metro areas for startups.
Lawrenceville Corporation bills Paint Jam as featuring 10 bands, art, art vendors, live demonstrations, aerial silks and body art. 21+ event.
Where: Spirit at 242 51st St. (Lawrenceville)
When: September 30, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. to October 1, 2016 at 2:00 a.m.
How much: $5
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A FIRST LOOK AT ‘FENCES’
Take a first look at the performances by Viola Davis and director Denzel Washington in the film adaptation of “Fences,” August Wilson’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play. It follows a former Negro League baseball player working as a garbage collector and struggling with racial tensions. The movie was filmed in the West End and Hill District, where Wilson grew up, Pittsburgh Magazine notes.
IT’S 4 O’CLOCK SOMEWHERE
After a soft launch last weekend, Allegheny City Brewing Co. opens at 4 p.m. today at 507 Foreland St. in Deutschtown, notes the Tribune-Review’s Chris Togneri, who “was very pleased to find no pumpkin beers on the menu.” “There’s been a lot of positive vibes and everyone in the neighborhood has become our friends. It’s very exciting,” co-owner Matt Yurkovich told the Trib.