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🏈 The forgotten story of Pittsburgh’s ‘Tom Brady’

Plus, introducing the Pittsburgh Brewery Diversity Council.

Happy Friday! 

The surest sign of spring begins today: Page Dairy Mart is opening for the season. The beloved South Side ice cream shop is celebrating 70 years, Good Food Pittsburgh wrote. 

“We survived a flood in 1936, an explosion in 1958, and now a worldwide pandemic in 2020,” the shop shared on Facebook last year. “Pittsburgh, we’re only here because of you.” 

Now, today’s news: More details on vaccine clinics for teachers, an introduction to the Pittsburgh Brewery Diversity Council, “Tom Brady’s” Pittsburgh connection, how your spring cleaning can help Tree Pittsburgh, and news about The Incline’s new director (scroll all the way to the bottom for that). All that in a four-minute read. But it did take us way longer than four minutes to write, so please pitch in as an Incline member if you can to make this newsletter possible.

What Pittsburgh is talking about

Pittsburgh’s as pretty as a picture… which might be why there are so many of them. 😍 | Tag #theinclinepgh to be featured in our Instagram of the Day. (📸: @majokophoto)

3 things to know today

➡️ Vaccine clinics for Pennsylvania educators could be up and running as early as next week. Here's how it'll work. (TribLive)

🍺 Introducing the Pittsburgh Brewery Diversity Council, which strives to level the playing field for women and people of color throughout Pittsburgh’s beer scene. (Pittsburgh Magazine

🎨 More public art is on the way. The city is accepting applications from artists for $500,000 in projects in Frick, Schenley, Riverview, Highland, and Emerald View Parks. (90.5 WESA)

3 things to make you smile

🏈 Terry Bradshaw … a.k.a. Tom Brady? Apparently back in 1983 (when the real Tom Brady was just six years old), the legendary Steelers quarterback used the fake name “Tom Brady” to check into a Louisiana hospital for elbow surgery. (KDKA-TV)

🍔 Take a moment to ketchup on this story about Ruth N. Shuster, who was crowned “Queen for a Day” at McDonald’s Big Mac Museum in North Huntingdon on her 100th birthday this week. She’s worked at the fast food restaurant for 27 years and says: “No way I’m going to retire. I love it here. I like my job, meeting people.” (TribLive)

🐶 Meet Red, an 11-year-old Boxer and “a total couch potato.” Maybe your couch is the one for him? Here’s more about the Pittsburgh Pet of the Week and how to adopt a pet through Animal Friends. (Pittsburgh Magazine)

Let us plan your weekend

Today our members — a.k.a. Incline Insiders — are getting a weekend guide specially curated by us! 

It includes tips on to-go cocktails, fish fry wine pairings, and a locally made show that’s the definition of wholesome.

Get in on the fun by becoming an Incline Insider today. 


😂 Watch and laugh as two presenters debate age-old questions in Steel City Improv's "Head to Head" (Online)

🎵 Rock out to the music of Motown at this Virtual First Fridays event hosted by Rick Clark Entertainment (Online)

🤖 Join in on an in-depth panel discussion with Pittsburgh’s leading experts in robotics (Online)


🎤 Tune in for folkLAB's Sadapalooza, "a night of spoken word poetry and stand-up comedy celebrating sadness and mental health" (Online)

🥕 Shop local at the Bloomfield Saturday Winter Market (Online)

🍷 Travel to Florence without ever leaving your couch in this tour with Pittsburgh's Istituto Mondo Italiano (Online)

🛍 Get thrifty at this Thrifting for Beginners workshop hosted by The Center for Women Pittsburgh (Online)


🍿 Grab some popcorn for this exploration of Pittsburgh's movie theater history with Doors Open Pittsburgh (Online)


🍎 Join the Pittsburgh Vegan Society and Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens for Consuming Compassionately (Online)

📜 Get a taste of what you might discover on the Lincoln Highway (psst: it probably tastes a bit like pie!) at this Remarkable Relics lecture (Online)


➡️ Tune in for a discussion of mental health strategies for cancer survivors and their loved ones with Pittsburgh's Cancer Caring Center (Online)

🤖 Join for an in-depth panel discussion with Pittsburgh’s leading experts in the wonderful world of Robotics (Online)


🐸 Bring the sounds of spring into your home on this live virtual hike with a naturalist where you'll visit a wetland to experience amphibians on their annual return to their breeding grounds (Frick Park)

🇫🇷 Master the art of French cooking in this series with Phipps Conservatory taught by Chef Emily Larsen — three-part series (Online)

One more thing …

If you’re doing some spring cleaning this weekend, keep your eyes peeled for metal tools you could part with.

Tree Pittsburgh is looking for used metal trowels, shovels, and wheelbarrows that will be upcycled to create a larger-than-life pinecone sculpture. You can drop off your tools through March 8. Here’s how to get in on the project.

Enjoy your weekend, and we’ll see you back here on Tuesday.

— Rossilynne at The Incline

P.S. It’s my last Incline newsletter, and I’m excited for you to meet The Incline’s new director on Tuesday. As for me, I’m not going far. I’m going to support The Incline and its four sister publications. Yup, there are awesome local newsletters just like this in Portland, Seattle, Miami, and Orlando. So if you have friends and family in those cities, tell ’em to sign up! And forward this newsletter to a friend while you’re at it. Thanks for reading, as always. 💛

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