Public schools in Pittsburgh and elsewhere across the state will be closed today for the first day of deer rifle season. It's an unofficial holiday in Pennsylvania and a means of extending the Thanksgiving break. But while some have called for it to be moved up to the Friday or Saturday after Thanksgiving, others can't recall how it landed on the Monday after Thanksgiving in the first place. In the meantime, schools in places like Pittsburgh will continue to be closed, as much out of a sense of tradition as anything else.
A Pittsburgh-area philanthropist drew on the invention of another native Pittsburgher to make a gift for troops overseas. He wrapped Bibles in Kevlar, the material invented decades ago by a Pittsburgh woman, the Tribune-Review reported. A team of volunteers put together 300 Bibles, an updated take on the metal-bound Bibles of World War I and World War II.
Using aquaponics, Pitt students paired tilapia and basil to create a "21st century food system." For their work, they earned first place and scored $35,000 for their project during Ford's College Community Challenge, per the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. The team is working with 412 Food Rescue, and the project now sits at an East Liberty community garden.
Dr. Rachel Levine — Pennsylvania Acting Secretary of Health, Physician General, and Pediatrics and Psychiatry professor at Penn State College of Medicine — will be the keynote speaker at "Stories Coming Together." Levine will address violence affecting the LGBTQA+ community, and the event will also feature a photography exhibit titled “Where Love Is Illegal” by award-winning photographer Robin Hammond.
Where: New Hazlett Theater at 6 Allegheny Square East (Allegheny Center)
When: November 27, 2017 from 5:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
How much: Free with $10 suggested donation
The Incline Likes
Engineering and brewing craft beer have a lot in common. So much, that there's a whole University of Pittsburgh class this spring. As part of it, students have the option to go on a spring break trip to Belgium and see a two-mile beer pipeline. Yes, students drink in class. And no, there are no open seats available for the spring semester. But we did manage to get you copies of the (drinking) quizzes.
This might just be the ultimate Pittsburgh road trip: A journey around town to 13 pierogi purveyors for pillowy, buttery delicacies. Good Food Pittsburgh maps out the journey from Polish Hill to Moon Township and everywhere in between. So grab some friends and some stretchy pants and gear up for a very filling road trip.