On Sunday, Democrats chose Conor Lamb, a former federal prosecutor and Marine, to run for the 18th Congressional District seat vacated by Tim Murphy. The party's executive committee still must confirm the nominee for the March 13 special election, which puts Lamb up against Republican Rep. Rick Saccone in a district that Trump won in 2016 by almost 20 points.
Much like Pennsylvania has a state motto (Virtue, Liberty, and Independence), a state bird (ruffed grouse), a state dog (the Great Dane) and a state drink (milk, apparently), it soon, too, will have an Official Amphibian. But just which slimy, creepy crawly that will be remains to be seen, philly.com reports. The Pa. Senate overwhelmingly approved a bill last week that would give the Eastern hellbender — aka a snot otter — that esteemed designation, though a house leader is pulling for the Wehrle’s salamander.
Last week, maker space TechShop closed earlier than planned when corporate filed for bankruptcy. Nonprofit Protohaven was already poised to take over where TechShop left off — and that's not changing. Fundraising launches tonight, at a meeting that's open to the public.
Make a bowtie for the dapper dog in your life at this Pop Craft workshop. You'll pick the fabric and leather, use a template to cut out the materials, and put it all together to attach to your furry friend's collar.
Where: Petagogy at 5880 Ellsworth Ave. (Shadyside)
When: November 20, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
How much: $34
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Pittsburgh’s pop-up holiday bar is back for a second year — with a new location and new festive cocktails. Though there are some changes, the holiday cheer remains, its owner told The Incline. From nice and naughty shots to upside down Christmas trees, here’s what to expect from the mega-popular Pittsburgh Miracle.
Starting today, you can peek into the windows of a tiny Primanti Bros. on the Miniature Railroad & Village at Carnegie Science Center. A spot-on portrayal of the iconic Strip District restaurant has joined the menagerie of miniaturized historic Pittsburgh buildings at the science center. Look inside for teeny-tiny beer steins and small sandwiches. Here's what else you'll spot.