Hello, neighbors! Happy Monday! Hope you all had a wonderful weekend in Pittsburgh enjoying what may have been some of the last days of pleasant fall weather before the ❄️SNOW❄️ was here. (Yeah – you read that right.) Anyone else attending the StadiumLinks golf event at PNC Park? I have to say, the great game of golf in the middle of the Pittsburgh skyline gives even Augusta National a run for its money. But alas, I’m back in your inbox with all the most important things happening locally. In today’s issue you will find news on:
- They’re the keepers of finders at the annual Pittsburgh International Airport Auction
- Tuesday morning snowflakes could equal the record for first snowfall in the Pittsburgh area
- Pittsburgh Public Schools in mourning after student was hit and killed by car in Ross Township parking lot
Here we are.
Breezy in the morning; cloudy. High: 53 Low: 35.
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Here are the top stories in Pittsburgh today:
1) Items unclaimed or forgotten by air travelers will be on sale in a upcoming auction hosted by Pittsburgh International Airport. On Saturday, October 22, nearly 8,000 lost items ranging from computers, cameras and tablets to bracelets, rings and necklaces – and even 11 cars – will be auctioned off as sale items. Airport policy is to hold lost items for 30 days, but after that time they may be auctioned off. Auction proceeds benefit the ACAA Charitable Foundation, which contributes to workforce development efforts, aviation scholarships, and the Art in the Airport program. Doors open at 8:30 a.m. and bidding begins at 10:00 a.m. at the Heavy Equipment Building on Cargo Road. Licensed auctioneer Joe R. Pyle will be back to moderate the proceedings. Food trucks from The Kabob Mob and Divine Swine will be on hand in case all that bidding whets the appetite.
2) Looking for something to do this week in Pittsburgh? You have options. On Saturday October 22, SouthSide Works and Fred Rogers Productions team up to host The Great Patch of Pumpkins. Pets are welcome at the HOWL-o-Ween puppy event in the new dog park, and humans can choose the perfect pumpkin and play “Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood” trivia games. Also expect to see professional pumpkin carvers at work, paint a pumpkin with Baron Batch, and watch an outdoor screening of “Donkey Hodie.” Also Saturday is the Donut Fest at St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral. Whether you’re a dipper, a cream fanatic or a cake purist, clean your program — and your plate — for this newcomer to the culinary scene. Enthusiasts will sample the delights of local bakeries and family restaurants, and local cafes will be on hand to pour the coffee. Finally, you can also get spooky on Saturday under the looming chimneys when Pittsburgh’s most iconic industrial site turns into a The scary furnace. Beers of the Burgh will host a two-hour mini-festival featuring 12 local breweries showcasing seasonal styles ranging from harvest beers to pumpkin stouts. As the sun sets, the event switches to dance mode.
3) A “first snowfall of the season in southwestern Pennsylvania” could occur on Tuesday. According to the National Weather Service, the first snowfall of the year could occur early Tuesday morning in the Pittsburgh area. Temperatures will drop to around 30 degrees Monday evening, producing a potential snowfall scenario. Historically, on October 18, 1972, 1.8 inches of snow was recorded in the Pittsburgh area, according to the National Weather Service. On the same date in 1992, just under 1 inch was recorded. The chance of snowfall begins around 2 a.m. Tuesday. Snow accumulations are expected to be less than an inch north of Interstate-80 and in the mountains.
4) The Pittsburgh Public Schools District mourns the loss of one of its students. Police, medics and firefighters were dispatched to the 4800 block of McKnight Road around 4.39pm on Saturday due to reports of a crash in which a car hit an underage boy standing in the parking lot of the North Hills Shopping Center Town. He was pronounced dead at the scene. The student was enrolled at Pittsburgh Allderdice, according to a statement from Pittsburgh Public Schools. Pittsburgh Allderdice will have a system in place to provide assistance to anyone who needs it Monday. Authorities say the driver of the vehicle is cooperating with the investigation. Police do not believe drugs or alcohol were involved in the crash.
5) North Side residents are fed up with recent crime after 3 people were killed and 1 injured in a shooting Saturday night. Officers responded to reports of multiple gunshots and later reported that two women and a man were killed. Another man was injured and taken to a local hospital. The incident happened between a Giant Eagle grocery store, convenience store and gas station, a few hundred yards from the front door of the Elks Lodge and across from a playground in front of the Elks Lodge housing community. ‘Allegheny Commons. Hours after the shooting, Robert Steadman, a longtime resident of Pittsburgh’s North Side, had a few things to say. ” You’re tired of this. It’s too much. The police don’t… here,” Steadman, 55, said as he walked with his three young children, all under the age of 8. sits with representatives from the mayor’s office and the Pittsburgh Department of Public Safety.
Today in Pittsburgh:
- Spay-A-Thon 2022 – Humane Animal Rescue (02:00)
- Taps & Apps Happy Hour (5:00 p.m.)
- Watch and Clock Association – Northland Public Library (6:00 p.m.)
- Council of Commissioners Business Meeting (7:00 p.m.)
- History of Italian Cinema: The Night Watchman (Cavani 1974) (7:30 p.m.)
- Guy’s Burger Night (Guy’s 3 B’s) (00:01)
From my notebook:
- Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens: “Saddle up to join us on a journey through our Garden Railroad: our national parks!” schedule/detail…” (Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens via Facebook)
- Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh: “👻🎃🦇 We love this awesome pixel art showcase at CLP – Knoxville!” (Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh via Facebook)
- The Children’s Home of Pittsburgh & Lemieux Family Center: “We’ll be at THE ROCK tomorrow! 💚🤍 The Children’s Home of Pittsburgh will be at the Slippery Rock University Education Career Expo from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Come say hello and learn about career opportunities in education, nursing, and more !” (The Children’s Home of Pittsburgh & Lemieux Family Center via Facebook)
- Carnegie Science Center: “Bring your littlest scientists to Munchkin Mondays, every Monday from 10am-1pm. With themed activities just for young learners ages 2-6, this fun program is included with general admission!” (Carnegie Science Center via Facebook)
- Carnegie Science Center: “Relive the intensity of the upside-down performance of ‘Master of Puppets.’ Watch Laser Stranger Things screened weekends at 4 p.m. at Buhl Planetarium through Sunday, October 30. https://bit.ly/3iSiTls ” (Carnegie Science Center via Facebook)
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— Rachel Tasker
About me: Rachel is originally from Pennsylvania and stopped at Erie and State College before moving to Pittsburgh in 2020. She has a background in a bit of everything…from newsroom work from media and public health to the 2016 presidential election in Washington, DC and the 2019 Super Bowl where (surprise!) Tom Brady won… AGAIN. She loves good coffee, bad reality TV, attending local events and trying new dishes in the 412. She resides in the South Hills.
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