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🖌 A tribute to pandemic-era grandparents

Plus, what Pittsburgh's Latino community thinks about Biden.

Hey there, it’s Thursday

And we're officially kicking off the holiday season today with a members-only sneak peek at our local holiday gift guide and the seven items at the top of our wishlist.

But first ... the news: A moving tribute to pandemic-era grandparents, what Pittsburgh's Latino community thinks about Biden's victory, and a tenth of the city's workforce is now in quarantine. Let's dive in.

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What Pittsburgh is talking about

📈 Around 10 percent of Pittsburgh's 3,300-person workforce is now in quarantine because of possible COVID-19 exposures — weeks after 1-in-10 Pittsburgh police were said to be taking the same precaution for the same reason. TribLIVE explains here how city operations are adapting

❤️ A Pittsburgh father's paintbrush is the centerpiece of a poignant first-person piece in The New York Times about how grandparents are helping in the pandemic. "They’ve raised their kids, and it didn’t include anything like this," the author writes. "They feel helpless. So they do the only thing they can. They show up." Read it here.

🗳 How is Pittsburgh's Latino community reacting to Joe Biden's victory? With relief but also measured expectations. This City Paper article explains.

🗣 Watch “Don’t Clip Our Tails,” a powerful poem by Pittsburgh rapper and poet Treble NLS inspired by a conversation he had with a white woman on the topic of race in America. PublicSource has the video here.

🎁 Don't miss out 

'Tis the season. (📸: Incline file photo)

Today, Incline Insiders are getting a sneak preview of our gift guide. It's full of locally made gift ideas that support small businesses in this trying economic time while also making sure your loved ones say "Aw shucks, yinz shouldn't have."

Want to give the gift of home for the holidays? Join us as an Incline Insider and get sneak peeks like this, early access to voter guides, hand-curated job and apartment listings, access to virtual member meetups, and more. 

Give yourself the gift of an Incline membership this year. Happy holidays. 

Things to do

Submit your events to our calendar.


🖥 Log on for a cyber security workshop with "The Digital Empress" and WITPGH (Online)

💪 Dust off your sneakers and join a "Punch & Crunch" virtual boxing and core class by the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of Western PA/WV (Online)

🥄 Kick off soup season by learning how to make your own lobster bisque and French onion soup from scratch (Online)


🎻 See the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra perform from Heinz Hall to Manchester Craftsmen’s Guild to The Andy Warhol Museum in this virtual concert (Online)


❤️ Celebrate the season while supporting The Joe Beretta Foundation, a local nonprofit that raise funds for end-stage heart failure patients (Online)


📸 Learn how 3D photogrammetry is used to document archaeological research and museum collections with this seminar from the Carnegie Museum of Natural History (Online)


🎤 Join the latest installment of "What Black Pittsburgh Needs To Know" from 1Hood Media — multiple dates (Online)

Friday, December 11

🎄 Get tickets to see actor Scott P. Calhoon portray Charles Dickens in this one-man performance for the holiday season (Online)

Monday, December 14

👀 Peek inside one of Pittsburgh's most unusual mansions — the Bayernhof Museum — with this Doors Open Pittsburgh virtual event (Online)

One more thing ...

We leave you this #ThrowbackThursday with a cool look back at one of Pittsburgh's most iconic intersections — Murray and Forbes in Squirrel Hill — in 1967. The caption has an added bonus for fans of the Squirrel Cage. 

Thanks for reading to the bottom. We'll see you tomorrow.