Newsletter for Saturday, Oct. 8
INSTAGRAM OF THE DAY
A pile of pups take a stroller ride Downtown on Friday. (Photo via @foxbeardesigns.)
Every time athletes come to town to play a professional Pittsburgh sports team, they leave behind 3 percent of what they earned. That money then pays for things like police and street repairs. So just how much money is the city expecting out-of-town athletes and performers to contribute next year? More from The Incline about the non-resident sports facility usage fee.
Former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley — whose family is from the North Side — visited Pittsburgh on Friday to stump for Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. O’Malley joins a slew of politicians and celebrities who’ve stopped in the city for Clinton. Actress Lea DeLaria joins that list today. And, of course, Donald Trump himself is scheduled to be in Ambridge on Monday.
FLIGHTS TO FLORIDA CANCELED
Flights from Pittsburgh International Airport and Arnold Palmer Airport in Westmoreland County to cities in Florida, Georgia and South Carolina were canceled Friday as Hurricane Matthew moved up the coast, reported Michael Walton of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. Between Wednesday and Sunday, 4,500 flights were canceled due to the hurricane, but flights are expected to start up again this weekend.
In tribute to Gene Wilder, who died Aug. 29, Row House Cinema will show "Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory" over breakfast and in the evening. The $10 morning showing, at 9:30 a.m., will feature an all-you-can-eat cereal bar. The $9 evening showing begins at 5.
Where: Row House Cinema at 4115 Butler St. (Lawrenceville)
When: October 8, 2016 at 9:30 a.m.
How much: $9-$10.
THE INCLINE LIKES
You know you want to touch the 7-foot touchscreen display now at the Wood Street Station, Downtown. Good news: Port Authority wants you to. The kiosk offers real-time bus arrival information and a trip planner. At least three more are expected in Downtown stations, The Incline reported.
Edie, the canine ambassador for the Fairmont Pittsburgh Hotel, is retiring and moving to California with her owner, Pittsburgh Magazine reported. And you can be part of her sendoff. Her retirement party is Oct. 25 and open to the public to benefit the Western Pennsylvania Humane Society.