Newsletter for Thursday, Sept. 29
INSTAGRAM OF THE DAY
A woman and her plant ride the bus. (Photo via @michellemahbelle.)
WHAT’S NEXT FOR THE PITTSBURGH TRIBUNE-REVIEW
Trib Total Media announced Monday that it will layoff 106 employees and shutter the print edition of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review to “re-emphasize local news in its key markets.” Most laid off employees’ last days will be Nov. 30, the last day for print publication of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review — and the last day Pittsburgh will be a two-print-newspaper city.
MAPPING TRUMP AND CLINTON CAMPAIGN OFFICES
As the presidential election gets closer and closer, campaign offices around the Pittsburgh area are buzzing with volunteers. If you want to be one of the ones making calls and knocking on doors in our swing state, The Incline created a map to show you where each of the Clinton or Trump supporters have set up camp.
MICHELLE OBAMA WANTS PANCAKES, HILLARY CLINTON TO BE PRESIDENT
First Lady Michelle Obama campaigned for Hillary Clinton in Pittsburgh Wednesday, calling the Democratic presidential nominee “the real deal.” The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review‘s Tom Fontaine reported that more than 3,000 Clinton supporters turned out to hear FLOTUS talk at the University of Pittsburgh’s Fitzgerald Field House. In addition to praising Clinton, Obama told the audience, “I wish I could stay, have some pancakes.” The first family is on record as loving Pamela’s Diner.
Show up at dozens of iconic Pittsburgh buildings and spots — including the August Wilson Center, The Pennsylvanian and Mayor Bill Peduto's office — for a semi/fully guided tour or to explore on your own.
When: October 1, 2016 at 9:00 a.m. to October 2, 2016 at 4:00 p.m.
How much: Free (No ticket or registration necessary)
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THIS GIANT CHEESEBURGER WANTS TO TEACH YOU A LESSON
At first glance, the giant cheeseburger currently residing in an East Allegheny lot may just appear to be an art project. But as Kara Holsopple reported for The Allegheny Front, the food sculpture is also a tool to educate people about blight: “The public art piece, which is the size of a camper van, is part of the Fallow Grounds for Sculpture summer residency program. It’s run by Neu Kirche, a community arts center focused on women artists, which is housed in a historic church built by Pittsburgh’s German immigrants.” See the burger for yourself at 824 Chestnut St.
100 PERCENT PITTSBURGH 100 PERCENT WANTS TO HEAR FROM YOU
The Pittsburgh Foundation needs you — yes, you! — to fill out a survey. As part of its 100 Percent Pittsburgh Initiative, the foundation is asking city dwellers to answer questions about prosperity, poverty and “making Pittsburgh better,” Next Pittsburgh reported. Foundation President and CEO Maxwell King told the site the “key question” they’re trying to answer is, “how do vulnerable populations get to participate in the national prosperity?” You can take it here.