Virginia — where three people died Saturday after opposing rallies in Charlottesville — is itself home to the highest concentration of publicly placed Confederacy symbols in the nation, some 220, per the Southern Poverty Law Center. Pennsylvania, meanwhile, claims just four Confederate monuments, markers or public symbols, excluding those found at Gettysburg, which is home to both Confederate and Union memorials. So where are they in Pennsylvania and Pittsburgh? Take a look.
At noon today, you can head to Grant Street for “Prayer for Pittsburgh, Prayer for Peace,” as the Peduto administration hopes to unify the city with "faith leaders, food trucks and music," per the Post-Gazette. The event was planned in response to Saturday's now-postponed Google rally. You're also invited to head to Temple Sinai in Squirrel Hill for tonight's Shabbat service.
"River town" used to be a pejorative in places like Etna and Sharpsburg. But locals say the water is increasingly viewed as an asset. The same holds true for local officials who are turning their attention to riverfront trail extensions as a means of further revitalizing their municipalities. They argue that what's good for river towns like theirs is good for the entire region. And as the Pittsburgh City-Paper reports, they may soon have an opportunity to prove it.
|What||At this multi-day festival, eat Italian foods, play bocce, see a pizza stretching demonstration, and watch (or participate in) Italian Idol. Dubbed as the region’s largest heritage festival, Little Italy Days has been a Pittsburgh tradition for more than a decade. The festivities run from noon to 9 p.m. Saturday and noon to 6 p.m. Sunday.|
|Where||Liberty Avenue (Bloomfield)|
|When||August 19, 2017 at 12:00 p.m. to August 20, 2017 at 6:00 p.m.|
|How much||Free admission|
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We are into the dog days of summer. And if you're Penguins winger Phil Kessel obviously that means the hot dog days! Kessel was seen out on the links with some franks in Lord Stanley's Cup, and it's wonderful sports moments like this Pittsburgh really needs to relish. Where did Kessel land on this week's Pittsburgh Sports Power Rankings? Obviously he was the top dog, but the rest of the list might surprise. From James Harrison calling out fake news to Gerrit Cole going from potential ace to potential bust, take a bite out of DJ Gallo's rundown.
Ever order a T-shirt online, excited to find something with a great design, only to tear open the box, try it on and realize it doesn’t fit quite right? With a new initiative called Blank, Pittsburgh-based Cotton Bureau wants to fix that. The clothing line strives to offer comfortable, well-fitting size-inclusive shirts, made in the U.S., for women and men. Interested? Help Kickstart it.