Newsletter for Saturday, Sept. 24
INSTAGRAM OF THE DAY
Blue skies and yellow bridges, as seen from inside the David L. Lawrence Convention Center. (Photo via @dcdrewphoto.)
HELPING YOU PROCESS THE BUDGET PROCESS
Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto submitted his 2017 budgets for operations and capital spending to the Intergovernmental Cooperation Authority on Friday. But that doesn’t mean it’s done. There are edits to be made and steps to be taken before the budgets go into effect Jan. 1. The Incline‘s MJ Slaby explains how it works step-by-step. Don’t expect there to be a lot of changes between now and then. The budgets are missing three things that cause fights: tax increases, personnel cuts and cuts in services.
WAY BETTER THAN TINY SOAPS AND SHAMPOO BOTTLES
A Western Pennsylvania state representative wants to make it possible for hotels and restaurants to sell bottles of liquor. Rep. Mike Reese, a Republican who represents Somerset and Westmoreland, has introduced a bill that would allow these liquor license-holding establishments to sell up to four “fifths” of alcohol to a customer, Billy Penn‘s Anna Orso reports. The legislation’s introduction comes just months after Gov. Tom Wolf signed a bill into law that brought Pennsylvania’s antiquated liquor laws a step closer to the year 2016.
GO, GREAT RACER, GO!
Thousands of runners will take over PIttsburgh roads from Squirrel Hill to Downtown on Sunday morning for the annual Richard S. Caliguiri City of Pittsburgh Great Race. The Tribune-Review’s Michael Walton has details on road closures and bus detours. P.S. You can still register for the race at its expo until 5 p.m. today.
The Pittsburgh AIDS Task Force is throwing a fall equinox event that will feature "dancing, drag and druids." Hosted by moon baby, the party will feature music by DJ Bella Amor and performances by Bebe Beretta, Karmageddon, Cherri Baum and Akaisha. A ticket (which can only be purchased at the door) includes food and one cocktail.
Where: Ace Hotel Pittsburgh at 120 S. Whitfield Street (East Liberty)
When: September 24, 2016 at 9:00 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.
How much: $25
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BRANDS THAT BRANDED PITTSBURGH
Pittsburgh was built on more than steel. For its Made in Pittsburgh issue, Pittsburgh Magazine wrote about 10 brands that helped define the city. Some you’ll recognize (Heinz, U.S. Steel, Westinghouse), but there are some unexpected companies on the list. Among them: Starkist, which Heinz purchased in 1962 (but no longer owns). Come visit home anytime, Charlie.
‘THE ART OF FILM PHOTOGRAPHY’
Charles “Teenie” Harris spent 40 years photographing African Americans in Pittsburgh. Atlas Obscura has highlighted selections of the Pittsburgh Courier photographer’s work, which is also on view at the Carnegie Museum of Art until Dec. 5. “If nothing else, go to admire the art of film photography,” Amani Newtown wrote in Pittsburgh City Paper of “Teenie Harris Photographs: Elections.”