Pair threw Garfield woman to street in carjacking, police say
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Pair threw Garfield woman to street in carjacking, police say
A teenager remained held in jail without bail and his suspected accomplice was awaiting arraignment Tuesday in connection with a 3 a.m. carjacking in Pittsburgh's Garfield neighborhood. The victim was checking email in a car in front of her Broad Street home when Daniel Cain, 18, swung open her car
Luigi Chinetti Jr. To Speak About Ferrari's First Lemans Win In 1949 At Cortile Italian Car Show Luncheon
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Luigi Chinetti Jr. To Speak About Ferrari's First Lemans Win In 1949 At Cortile Italian Car Show Luncheon
The Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix (PVGP) is thrilled to announce that Luigi Chinetti Jr. will be the distinguished guest speaker at the Cortile Italian Car Show luncheon on Saturday, August 3. Attendees will have the unique opportunity to hear Chinetti Jr. share his captivating experiences from the 1949 Le Mans, a race that marked a significant moment in automotive history. As a young man, Luigi Chinetti Jr. witnessed the first Le Mans race held after World War II, an event that not only revived the legendary circuit but also set the stage for Ferrari's legacy in motorsports. His father, Luigi Chinetti Sr., secured his third victory in this historic race, driving the Ferrari 166 MM Barchetta. This victory was instramental in propelling Ferrari onto the world stage, despite initial reluctance from Enzo Ferrari himself. The 1949 24 Hours of Le Mans was the first race held at the Circuit de la Sarthe since 1939, due to the interruption caused by World War II. The event symbolized the revival of endurance racing in Europe and marked a new era for motorsports. Luigi Chinetti Sr., co-driving with Peter Mitchell-Thomson, 2nd Baron Selsdon, clinched the win in the Ferrari 166 MM Barchetta. Luigi Chinetti Sr. drove for an astonishing 23 out of the 24 hours, showcasing his extraordinary endurance and skill. His determination and resilience were key factors in securing the victory for Ferrari. This victory was significant as it marked Ferrari's first major international win, establishing the brand's reputation in endurance racing. The Ferrari 166 MM Barchetta, with its sleek design and V12 engine, became an iconic model in automotive history. The car's performance at Le Mans showcased Ferrari's engineering prowess and set the stage for future successes. The race was not without its challenges. The Ferrari team faced stiff competition from other manufacturers, including Aston Martin and Delahaye. Despite mechanical issues and the grueling nature of the race, Chinetti's expertise and the car's reliability led them to triumph.According to several sources, Enzo Ferrari was initially hesitant about entering the 166 MM Barchetta in the race. However, Chinetti Sr. was instrumental in persuading Ferrari and orchestrating the car's participation, which ultimately proved to be a game-changing decision for the company. The victory at Le Mans was a turning point for Ferrari, providing the company with invaluable publicity and solidifying its reputation as a leader in high-performance racing cars. This win helped Ferrari attract customers and establish a strong market presence, particularly in North America. Following the success at Le Mans, Luigi Chinetti Sr. played a crucial role in developing Ferrari's North American dealer network. His efforts helped to popularize Ferrari in the United States, making the brand synonymous with luxury and performance. The Cortile Italian Car Show luncheon promises to be an engaging and insightful event, offering enthusiasts a rare glimpse into the Chinetti family's rich heritage and contributions to the world of motorsports. Don't miss this chance to hear firsthand accounts of one of the most influential races in history and the story of how Ferrari's legacy was shaped by the Chinetti family's passion and perseverance.
East End Juneteenth Celebration
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East End Juneteenth Celebration
The Trade Institute of Pittsburgh and the Homewood- Brushton YMCA are hosting a Juneteenth Celebration today! From 3-6 p.m., attendees will gather at 7119 Fleury Way in Pittsburgh's East End for an afternoon of food, fun, and community! Live entertainment will be provided by Queen of Nairobi, Hill Dance Academy Theatre (HDAT), The Nia Dance Ensemble, DJ Hoodie Tre, and more, plus guest speakers Leon Ford, Jason Rivers, and Rev. Cornell Jones will be speaking. There will also be activities for kids in the Kids Zone and a group fitness class. See the Facebook event for more information.
Ladies Tea on May 18 at the Bradford House Museum
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Ladies Tea on May 18 at the Bradford House Museum
Join us for an enchanting afternoon at the Bradford House Historical Association Museum, as we celebrate a time-honored tradition with our annual Ladies Tea event on May 18. This special gathering ...
The Lindsay Theater Taps Josh Axelrod as Director of Communications and Media Relations
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The Lindsay Theater Taps Josh Axelrod as Director of Communications and Media Relations
The Lindsay Theater and Cultural Center has selected Josh Axelrod, former Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reporter, as its new Director of Communications and Media Relations for the nonprofit organization. An award-winning journalist who spent most of the last five years covering sports, movies, TV, local media, theater and more for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Axelrod is a Rotten Tomatoes-certified critic. He has covered a slew of locally made films and interviewed Pittsburgh-connected celebrities such as Michael Keaton, Jeff Goldblum, Billy Porter, Joe Manganiello, Rob Marshall, Antoine Fuqua, Billy Gardell, Gillian Jacob and Maddie Ziegler. After earning a bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Maryland in 2014, Axelrod continued with a master's degree in Media & Strategic Communication from George Washington University in 2019. This time spent in metro Washington, D.C. led to bylines everywhere from NBC Washington to the Washington Examiner and Military Times. "I moved back home in 2019 to further my journalism career at a newspaper that has been so important to my family and me for the last 50-plus years," Axelrod says. Instrumental in launching the Post-Gazette's Goodness section, Josh's work helped it earn a special "reader initiative award" at the Pennsylvania NewsMedia Association's 2022 Keystone Media Awards. That year, his arts and culture criticism portfolio was recognized by the Society for Features Journalism, whose judges noted that his "reviews are entertaining and smartly connect the material back to local readers." In 2023, he received a Golden Quill award from the Press Club of Western Pennsylvania for excellence in written arts/entertainment journalism. "Five years after joining the Post-Gazette, I'm ready for a new adventure," Axelrod shares. "I couldn't have asked for a better first foray into the world of communications than The Lindsay!" Axelrod came to know The Lindsay through his many Post-Gazette features, ranging from the Theater's name change to the Barbenheimer phenomenon and Unsinkable. "It seemed like every other local filmmaker who was screening their latest movie was doing so at The Lindsay," Axelrod recalls. "This Theater clearly has a sterling reputation in our region and among Pittsburgh's thriving film scene. I can't wait to let everyone know about all the awesome events and programs The Lindsay has in store for them!" The Lindsay Theater and Cultural Center, formerly The Tull Family Theater, is an independent, film-driven arts nonprofit located at 418 Walnut St. in Sewickley.
Pittsburgh Public Schools name new chief of staff
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Pittsburgh Public Schools name new chief of staff
The Pittsburgh Public Schools board on Tuesday announced that it has a new chief of staff. Superintendent Wayne N. Walters said Lamar D. Blackwell's appointment became effective on May 23. Minutes from the May meeting indicate he will earn about $14,000 per month. "This appointment marks a significant step towards
An Evening with Lewis and Clark
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An Evening with Lewis and Clark
Setting the Scene: The Historical Significance of Lewis & ClarkThe Lewis and Clark expedition, spanning from 1804 to 1806, was a pivotal moment in American history. This journey not only mapped...
The Frick Fete
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The Frick Fete
On June 22, the Frick Museum and Gardens will be hosting the annual Frick Fete, with a night of 'dancing and dessert under the stars.' This gilded-age style event will incude speciality drinks, desserts, and toasts to the works of Monet, Vermeer and Rembrandt. For more information and to purchase tickets, click here.
Heirloom Framing - Preserving Your Family’s History
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Heirloom Framing - Preserving Your Family’s History
Framing family heirlooms is a process that involves preserving and showcasing items of sentimental value. These items can include anything from old photographs and documents to jewelry and textiles...

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