Thousands of Wine & Spirits Discounts + Local Missing Women Update
Hello, neighbors! Rachel Tasker here with your Wednesday edition of the Pittsburgh Daily. Keep reading to find out about all the biggest things happening in town, including updates on…
- PA offering huge discounts on thousands of wine and liquor products
- Legislation allowing Pittsburgh to fine residents and businesses for excessive litter; uncut lawns
- Upcoming events in Pittsburgh like Dormont’s Music Festival and PNC’s Hispanic Heritage Festival
Oh, and by the way, it looks like Kenny Pickett will be our starting quarterback this weekend!
You are ready ? Let’s go!
Quite sunny. High: 71 Low: 48.
Here are today’s top stories in Pittsburgh:
1) State of Pennsylvania Great Wines & Fine Spirits stores offer a 50% discount on more than 3,330 products. Announced by the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board, the clearance sale includes popular wine and spirits brands. The full selection is available here. The Fine Wine & Good Spirits website allows customers to determine the availability of clearance items in store if they are offered online. As an added incentive to buy the products on sale, stores are offering free shipping to all addresses in Pennsylvania where orders over $99 have been placed. The sale is underway at more than 600 stores statewide. It’s unclear how long the sale will last.
2) New legislation announced at City Council on Tuesday could allow the City of Pittsburgh to issue fines to residents or businesses for quality of life violations, such as a buildup of trash, tall grass or improperly stored trash cans. The measure, sponsored by Councilman Bruce Kraus, aims to address issues with properties that are not properly maintained. These issues are “expensive problems that contribute to the deterioration of property values and general disorder in communication,” according to the legislation. The program would specifically impose fines for city code violations that harm the quality of life in the community. As for waste, no property could have more than one cubic foot of debris, trash, trash or garbage, according to the proposal. All waste and recycling containers must be stored at the rear of the property, to keep it out of sight of the public right-of-way, as per the proposal. The measure would also create quality of life fines for people whose grass or weeds grow beyond 10 inches. If approved, the legislation would allow any police officer, code enforcement officer, building code officer, inspector or other public official to issue a quality of life certificate to a property owner or occupier who violates these prescriptions.
3) Four Pittsburgh-based firefighters traveled to Florida to help residents recover from Hurricane Ian. Their mission was to help Florida firefighters working around the clock with no time to shore up their own, also badly damaged, homes. Between removing trees, covering roofs and cleaning, they want to make sure they’ve done the job right. Florida firefighters and their families are grateful that what Mother Nature destroyed, the human spirit rebuilds. Capt. John Gardell sends his thanks to the Pittsburgh Fire Department Local #1 and the Pittsburgh Fire Bureau for giving this team the time and support to go out and help those in need.
4) It was recently learned that I amwoman from Allegheny County had a PFA (Protection From Abuse) order against her boyfriend, the main suspect in her disappearance. Darlene Harbison, 59, of Frazer Township disappeared on 9/11. Shortly after her disappearance, her ex-boyfriend Eric Gibbs was found dead of a suspected suicide. Now it is known that Harbison filed for legal protection from her ex-boyfriend less than five months before her mysterious disappearance. The PFA includes chilling details in Harbison’s own words, which a judge approved, stating “there is an immediate and present danger of further abuse.” These incidents include: “He picked me up and held me down in the hot tub”; “He was in the bedroom with half a gallon of vodka and a gun under his chin”; and “He pulled the driver’s side window down until it broke.” Two days before Harbison was last seen, Gibbs was arrested for trespassing on her property. The police were called.
5) Fall is in full swing here in Pittsburgh, and as Hurricane Ian advances, this coming weekend is shaping up to be delightfully sunny and cool, with plenty of upcoming events.. Of From Friday October 7 to Sunday October 9, you can check Renshaw Farms Pumpkin Party. Hours of operation for this affordable farm festival in Freeport are 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. The event features a hay tunnel, giant hay pile, animals, mini golf, and more. On Saturday, October 8, the Combustion Festival will take place from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Carrie Blast Furnace event space. The afternoon will be lit – from glass blowing and metal working to lighting Carrie’s historic blast furnace. Also on Saturday, the Dormont Street & Music Festival, from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. Three stages will rock Dormont all afternoon and evening this weekend during this fun festival. Finally, the Hispanic Heritage Festival at PNC Park will also be on the agenda for Saturday October 8th. This first-ever event pays homage to the growing local Hispanic and Latino population, and Emiliano Restaurant and Bar will be there with face painting, sugar skull decorations and live music.
Today in Pittsburgh:
- Torn Paper Collage with Karen Nootbaar (7:00 p.m.)
- Teen Dungeons and Dragons – Brentwood Library (7:00 p.m.)
- Council working session – Borough of Wilkinsburg (7:00 p.m.)
- Academy String Quartet ~ Variations on Variations (7:00 p.m.)
From my notebook:
- The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust: “Who’s ready to kick off the 2022-2023 PNC Broadway in Pittsburgh series!? Frozen – The Musical opens tomorrow night! We’ve made sure to dress up the Benedum Center for the occasion ❄️” (The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust via Facebook)
- Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium: “Celebrate #WorldAnimalDay by symbolically adopting your favorite pet! All adoptions include a personalized adoption certificate, magnet, monthly Z-mail updates, and more. Learn more ➡️ https://bit.ly /3B604Ei” (Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium via Facebook)
- Pittsburgh Public Schools: “Do an easy and meaningful fast! There will be no school on Yom Kippur tomorrow, October 5, 2022. #WeArePPS #YomKippur” (Pittsburgh Public Schools via Facebook)
- Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens: “Our adult fall classes are now open! Take the opportunity to learn something new or even improve some skills you may already have. There are classes covering everything from culinary arts to ‘botanical illustration, and more.’ (Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens via Facebook)
- Pittsburgh Tree: “Learn with us (and adopt a tree too!) 🍁 🍂 https://mailchi.mp/treepittsburgh/october-2022-news” (Tree Pittsburgh via Facebook)
- Visit Pittsburgh: “Find out what’s happening this week in Pittsburgh 🤩 🍻 Three Rivers Beer Week: First Pour Beer Fest 🏛️ Old Allegheny County Jail Museum 🎭 Idaspe at Quantum Theater 💥 Festival of Combustion at Rivers of Steel And much more! Check…” (Visit Pittsburgh via Facebook)
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You’re all caught up for today. See you tomorrow for another update!
— 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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