Tomorrow is the anniversary of one of debut of my most favorite TV shows Monty Python’s Flying Circus (1969), Chief Joseph’s surrender (1877), the accident at the Enrico Fermi Atomic Power Plant at Monroe, MI (1966) and it is Portugal’s Republic Day. Birth anniversaries include 21st President Chester Arthur (1829), three stooges actor Larry Fine (1902) and film pioneer Louis Lumiere (1864).
It’s that time of year to be scary (no comments on my cooking). They are having their yearly living dead festival in Evans City, where much of Night of the Living Dead was shot next weekend. Be careful of using the link livingdeatweeken.com, I was there and was going to put a hyperlink to it, but there seems to be some malware in it. Included in the festivities will be a dedication of a permanent marker on the site of the farm house from the movie. And of course the Living Dead Museum will have activities. They are planning on having a number of cast members from the original movie and others that worked the classic film give autographs and insider information.
In addition to all the scare houses out there, there’s a number haunted tours. In the City of Monogahela there’s a Candlelight Ghost Walk at 7:15 on the weekends of 10/16 &17 and then 10/ 23 & 24. They are guided tours where the docent tells you stories of why certain houses are believed to be haunted. More info by calling 724-258-6432 or visiting their website. Out in Brownsville the Nemacolin Castle will have tours most weekend evenings during the month of October, more info 724-785-6882. You go through the mansion in the dark with just lanterns. Brackenridge Heights Golf Course will have ghost tours October 10 & 23 of areas known as hot spots. The most famous ghost is Leo, a former employee. This public golf course was private and exclusive in it’s heydays. More info at their webs site or by calling 724-226-0955. Out in Fayette County there’s the Smock Heritage Museum, formerly known as a company story has a number of ghosts are said to be in residence. They are only have tours from 5 pm until midnight, October 10. These guided tours take about 30 minutes. More info at 724-570-3258. Another haunted tour include Haunted Pittsburgh which starts at the City County Building 7 pm Fridays, more info at their website.
The recreations of the Nina, Pinta and Santa Maria are docked down at Station Square until October 12. Tickets are $7 & $8 for self guided tours and they run from 9 am until 6 pm. More info at their website.
I talked about E-Cycling Recyling in Pine several years ago, Jenn Carr was collecting old TVs, and other electronics and then selling them to eloop in plum. She’s no longer accepting these things, but eloop is still in business.
Faros Properties from New York relatively recently bought the old Allegheny Center Mall, 1.2 million square foot complex and is in the process of turning it into Nova, a tech friendly facility. I believe they are the same group that last year bought the high rise apparments in the mall area and turned the 40% occupancy to 100% with waiting lists. Nova will be hosting a big Maker Faire with over 200 inventors, crafters and tech enthusiasts. next weekend October 10 & 11. Maker Faires is an international movement.
The California Girls were in again for another visit. They are such nice ladies, and poor Nancy suffered the entire week they visited with gall stones. But she kept up the happy face and was always such a pleasure to be around. They left Thursday and before they left they went down to see Kerry at KS Kennedy Distinctive Floral and Gourmet and ordered flowers for all of us. And you can see one of my Halloween decorations sneaking into the picture.
Enjoy this sunny fall day,