Today marks the beginning of the annual Pennsylvania Society gala, a days-long celebration of Pennsylvania politics, politicians and the business leaders who love them. The more than century-old event is centered on a $500-a-plate dinner Saturday and days of related events and parties. All of this happens in New York City, not Pennsylvania, a fact that continues to rankle some who want to see the millions spent kept in state. Could it be relocated?
A month after nine people were shot at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, S.C. in 2015, a Westmoreland County native founded a firearms and security training program in Georgia. Since then, he's trained leaders of more than 50 churches about what to do in case of a shooter, TribLive reported. Earlier this week, 30 local church leaders gathered in Bolivar for a three-hour training, and more sessions are in the works.
The city’s Department of Public Safety launched a new Multicultural Liaison Unit to focus on community policing and immigration integration. The new unit will help to build relationships and trust between first responders and the refugee and immigrant communities. Police and first responders will learn more about other cultures, as well as how to address language barriers through the unit, per the city.
|What||Join Repair the World Pittsburgh, Amachi Pittsburgh, Community Kitchen Pittsburgh, FIT Farms and Revival Chili for a meal and a panel discussion on the role of the food industry for citizens re-entering society after incarceration. This event is free and open to all and will be catered by Revival Chili.|
|Where||Repair The World: Pittsburgh at 6022 Broad St. (East Liberty)|
|When||November 30, 2017 at 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.|
|How much||Free with $10 suggested donation|
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If getting a Christmas tree is your thing, why not really earn it, and go out and chop one down yourself? The Incline rounded up a list of 18 places within 50 miles of the city where you can cut your own tree. Note: Call ahead and bring cash to these farms.
What gift do you give to the animal lover who has everything? How about a handmade knit creation — think scarves and finger puppets — made from their pet's fur? Theresa Furrer, owner of Nine Lives Twine, takes custom orders and makes these gifts right here in Pittsburgh. Watch more here.