Week in Photos: Sept. 12-18

The week in pictures in Pittsburgh and surrounding areas as seen through the eyes of our photojournalists. Check back regularly as we update from across our region throughout the week.

Bagpipers play in the St. Patrick’s Day Parade on Saturday, September 18, 2021, on Grant Street Downtown. The St. Patrick’s Day Parade, which was postponed in March, was held in September as a halfway mark to the parade that will be held in March. (Emily Matthews/Post-Gazette)
Members of Shovlin Academy of Irish Dance make their way down Grant Street during the St. Patrick’s Day Parade on Saturday, September 18, 2021, Downtown. The St. Patrick’s Day Parade, which was postponed in March, was held in September as a halfway mark to the parade that will be held in March. (Emily Matthews/Post-Gazette)
Joseph L. White, the 2020 Hibernian of the Year, waves to onlookers as he makes his way down Grant Street during the St. Patrick’s Day Parade on Saturday, September 18, 2021, Downtown. The St. Patricks Day Parade, which was postponed in March, was held in September as a halfway mark to the parade that will be held in March. (Emily Matthews/Post-Gazette)
St Patrick waves to the crowd at the start of the St. Patrick’s Day Parade on Saturday, September 18, 2021, Downtown. The St. Patrick’s Day Parade, which was postponed in March, was held in September as a halfway mark to the parade that will be held in March. (Emily Matthews/Post-Gazette)
Amy Mundy, left, waves an Irish flag next to her friend Myranda Johns, both of Kittanning, during the St. Patrick’s Day Parade on Saturday, September 18, 2021, Downtown. The St. Patrick’s Day Parade, which was postponed in March, was held in September as a halfway mark to the parade that will be held in March. (Emily Matthews/Post-Gazette)
Everly Moore, 2, and her grandmother Julie Moore, of Bloomfield, watch the St. Patrick’s Day Parade on Saturday, September 18, 2021, on Grant Street Downtown. The St. Patrick’s Day Parade, which was postponed in March, was held in September as a halfway mark to the parade that will be held in March. (Emily Matthews/Post-Gazette)
Members of the Pittsburgh Ceili Club dance as they make their way down Grant Street during the St. Patrick’s Day Parade on Saturday, September 18, 2021, Downtown. The St. Patrick’s Day Parade, which was postponed in March, was held in September as a halfway mark to the parade that will be held in March. (Emily Matthews/Post-Gazette)
Pitt fans cheer as their team enters the field to take on Western Michigan, Saturday, Sept. 18, 2021, at Heinz Field. (Matt Freed/Post-Gazette)
Pitt quarterback Kenny Pickett congratulates wide receiver Jordan Addison after he scored a touchdown against Western Michigan in the first quarter, Saturday, Sept. 18, 2021, at Heinz Field. (Matt Freed/Post-Gazette)
Western Michigan running back Sean Tyler leaps for a touchdown against Pitt in the first quarter, Saturday, Sept. 18, 2021, at Heinz Field. (Matt Freed/Post-Gazette)
Western Michigan linebacker Boone Bonnema forces a fumble against Pitt quarterback Kenny Pickett in the first quarter, Saturday, Sept. 18, 2021, at Heinz Field. (Matt Freed/Post-Gazette)
Western Michicgan wide receiver Corey Crooms motions to the crowd after scoring a touchdown against Pitt in the third quarter, Saturday, Sept. 18, 2021, at Heinz Field. (Matt Freed/Post-Gazette)
Pitt tight end Lucas Krull celebrates after scoring a touchdown against Western Michigan in the third quarter, Saturday, Sept. 18, 2021, at Heinz Field. (Matt Freed/Post-Gazette)
Pitt head coach Pat Narduzzi congratulates tight end Lucas Krull after he scored a touchdown against Western Michigan in the third quarter, Saturday, Sept. 18, 2021, at Heinz Field. (Matt Freed/Post-Gazette)
Western Michigan wide receiver Corey Crooms pulls in a pass against Pitt defensive back Brandon Hill in the third quarter, Saturday, Sept. 18, 2021, at Heinz Field. (Matt Freed/Post-Gazette)
Western Michigan running back Sean Tyler carries as he’s defended by Pitt defensive back Damarri Mathis in the third quarter, Saturday, Sept. 18, 2021, at Heinz Field. (Matt Freed/Post-Gazette)
Western Michigan wide receiver Skyy Moore carries against Pitt linebacker Cam Bright in the fourth quarter, Saturday, Sept. 18, 2021, at Heinz Field. (Matt Freed/Post-Gazette)
Pitt quarterback Kenny Pickett gets kicked by Western Michigan linebacker Matthew Stuckey as he slides for yardage in the second quarter, Saturday, Sept. 18, 2021, at Heinz Field. (Matt Freed/Post-Gazette)
Pitt head coach Pat Narduzzi argues for a penalty after quarterback Kenny Pickett got kicked by Western Michigan linebacker Matthew Stuckey as he slides for yardage in the second quarter, Saturday, Sept. 18, 2021, at Heinz Field. (Matt Freed/Post-Gazette)
Western Michigan running back Sean Tyler scores a touchdown against Pitt defensive back Marquis Williams in the second quarter, Saturday, Sept. 18, 2021, at Heinz Field. (Matt Freed/Post-Gazette)
Western Michigan defensive lineman Ali Fayad sacks Pitt quarterback Kenny Pickett for a 14-yard loss on a fourth down attempt in the fourth quarter, Saturday, Sept. 18, 2021, at Heinz Field. (Matt Freed/Post-Gazette)
Keisha Harrison and her grandson Bryson Harris (cq), 3, pose for a photo while Harrison’s daughter, all of Mount Washington, takes a photo of them in front of a Dodge Challenger during the “Pistons in the Park” car show presented by the City of Pittsburgh Office of Special Events on Saturday, September 18, 2021, along West Ohio Street in Allegheny Commons Park on the North Side. (Emily Matthews/Post-Gazette)
A person wearing a JuJu Smith-Schuster jersey rides a scooter at the intersection of Federal Street and West General Robinson Street on Saturday, September 18, 2021, on the North Shore. (Emily Matthews/Post-Gazette)
Manjula Germanwala gets ready to pick up litter next to organizer Ryan Wysocki during the Garbage Olympics at the parking lot of the Langley School Saturday, Sept. 18, 2021, in Sheraden. (Matt Freed/Post-Gazette)
Ryan Wysocki, co-organizer of Team Sheraden effort in Pittsburgh’s 5th Annual Garbage Olympics, takes a photo of his team’s trash collection during two hours Saturday morning in Sheraden Saturday, Sept. 18, 2021. (Sean Hamill/Post-Gazette)
People wearing Steelers shirts cross 21st Street on Saturday, September 18, 2021, in the Strip District. (Emily Matthews/Post-Gazette)
Pitt student Ugochi Onwuka, 22, looks at “Black Joy, 2020” by Dhael Monfiston, part of the exhibition “Black Lives in Focus” near the Cathedral of Learning Thursday, Sept. 16, 2021, in Oakland. (Matt Freed/Post-Gazette)
Penny Sabano, of Allison Park via Uganda, celebrates following the public Naturalization Ceremony on the Portico of the City-County Building Thursday, June 16, 2021, in Pittsburgh. “I’m excited; it’s a good feeling; a feeling of freedom; and I can vote,” she said after the ceremony. (Pam Panchak/Post-Gazette)
Keshab Dhaka from Nepal during the public Naturalization Ceremony on the Portico of the City-County Building Thursday, June 16, 2021, in Pittsburgh. (Pam Panchak/Post-Gazette)
Bikers ride along the Three Rivers Heritage Trail on the South Side Thursday, Sept. 16, 2021, in Pittsburgh. (Matt Freed/Post-Gazette)
Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin watches as quarterback Mason Rudolph drops back to pass during practice Thursday, Sept. 16, 2021, at UPMC Rooney Sports Complex. (Matt Freed/Post-Gazette)
Luke Janicki, 13, of Ohio Township, visits a timeline exhibit in the Jim Beam Left Field Lounge at PNC Park which celebrates the life and legacy of Roberto Clemente on the 20th annual Roberto Clemente Day, Wednesday, September 15, 2021, on the North Shore. There were on-field nods to Clemente, including the players wearing his number, 21, and it being etched in the grass in right field, and the Pirates hosted community service projects across the city. (Alexandra Wimley/Post-Gazette)
A field employee works on an etching of Roberto Clemente’s number, 21, etched in right field at PNC Park to celebrate the legacy of Roberto Clemente on the 20th annual Roberto Clemente Day, Wednesday, September 15, 2021, on the North Shore. The Pirates also wore the number 21 and hosted community service projects across the city to celebrate the day. (Alexandra Wimley/Post-Gazette)
Luis Clemente, Roberto Clemente’s son, holds a baseball, that he used to throw the first game pitch, over his heart during the singing of the national anthem before the Pirates play the Reds on the 20th annual Roberto Clemente Day, Wednesday, September 15, 2021, on the North Shore. There were other on-field nods to Clemente, including the players wearing his number, 21, the number etched in the grass in right field, and the Pirates hosted community service projects across the city. (Alexandra Wimley/Post-Gazette)
Luis Clemente, Roberto Clemente’s son, and Pirates chairman Bob Nutting look on as Pirates catcher Jacob Stallings is congratulated after a pre-game ceremony to award Mr. Stallings with the Pirates Roberto Clemente Award to celebrate the legacy of Roberto Clemente on the 20th annual Roberto Clemente Day, Wednesday, September 15, 2021, at PNC Park on the North Shore. Looking on is Mr. Stallings’ son Emmitt. There were on-field nods to Clemente, including the players wearing his number, 21, the number etched in the grass in right field, and the Pirates hosted community service projects across the city. (Alexandra Wimley/Post-Gazette)
Luis Clemente, Roberto Clemente’s son, throws the first game pitch before the Pirates play the Reds on the 20th annual Roberto Clemente Day, Wednesday, September 15, 2021, at PNC Park on the North Shore. There were on-field nods to Clemente, including the players wearing his number, 21, the number etched in the grass in right field, and the Pirates hosted community service projects across the city. (Alexandra Wimley/Post-Gazette)
Patrick Cummings with the district grounds department and Steve Uniatowski caretaker for the field begin the clean-up and refurbishment of the Brashear High School softball field during a Roberto Clemente Day community service event at the school Wednesday, Sep. 15, 2021 in Beechview. The Roberto Clemente Foundation partnering with the Pittsburgh Pirates front office staff spent the day helping with improvements to the baseball and softball diamonds upgrading the infield, rebuilding the pitching mounds and painting benches. (Pam Panchak/Post-Gazette)
Lights are switched on to illuminate the Garden Theater sign, refurbished by the Pittsburgh Urban Redevelopment Authority, on Pittsburgh’s North Side on Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2021. (Steve Mellon/Post-Gazette)
Members of Mission Continues Hazelwood help spruce up the involveMINT Food Recycling Center during a Roberto Clemente Day community service event Wednesday, Sep. 15, 2021 in Hazelwood. The Mission Continues is a nonprofit that empowers veterans to help underserved communities and involveMINT is a non-profit that documents, recognizes, and values un(der)paid work. (Pam Panchak/Post-Gazette)
Lindsey Core (front) account coordinator for the Pittsburgh Pirates and Ashley Niedzwicki an advertising coordinator for the Pirates team up to paint benches during a Roberto Clemente Day community service event at the school Wednesday, Sep. 15, 2021 in Beechview. The Roberto Clemente Foundation partnering with the Pittsburgh Pirates front office staff spent the day helping with improvements to the school’s baseball and softball diamonds upgrading the infield, rebuilding the pitching mounds and painting benches. (Pam Panchak/Post-Gazette)
Seneca Valley head coach George Williams watches as the team warms up before their game against Fox Chapel, Wednesday, September 15, 2021, at Fox Chapel Area High School in Fox Chapel. (Alexandra Wimley/Post-Gazette)
Steelers defensive end Tyson Alualu works through a drill during practice Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2021, at UPMC Rooney Sports Complex. (Matt Freed/Post-Gazette)
Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger talks with offensive coordinator Matt Canada during practice Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2021, at UPMC Rooney Sports Complex. (Matt Freed/Post-Gazette)
Steelers running back Najee Harris and fullback Derek Watt work through drills during practice Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2021, at UPMC Rooney Sports Complex. (Matt Freed/Post-Gazette)
Mariangelie Meija, of Mount Oliver, with her children Yurani, 2, and Jonas, 1, who is being held for her by a vaccine provider, receives a dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at a clinic run by the Allegheny County Health Department at Casa San Jose, a non-profit serving Latino immigrants, Tuesday, September 14, 2021, in Beechview. (Alexandra Wimley/Post-Gazette)
North Allegheny’s Briona Rice and Seneca Valley’s Ayla Ward go after the ball on Tuesday, September 14, 2021, at North Allegheny High School in Wexford. (Emily Matthews/Post-Gazette)
Seneca Valley’s Emma Maloberti and North Allegheny’s Abigail Stager go after the ball on Tuesday, September 14, 2021, at North Allegheny High School in Wexford. (Emily Matthews/Post-Gazette)
Seneca Valley’s Emily Ehrman and North Allegheny’s Lucia Wells go after the ball on Tuesday, September 14, 2021, at North Allegheny High School in Wexford. (Emily Matthews/Post-Gazette)
North Allegheny’s Lucia Wells tries to get away from Seneca Valley’s Kylie Nemcek, left, and Kendall Walton on Tuesday, September 14, 2021, at North Allegheny High School in Wexford. (Emily Matthews/Post-Gazette)
Juan Perez, senior director of diversity, equity and inclusion for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Western Pennsylvania grabs a snack to pack for the weekend meals for kids attending the Boys & Girls Clubs of Western Pennsylvania during a Roberto Clemente Day community service event at the Leslie Recreation Center in Lawrenceville Tuesday, Sep. 14, 2021 in Pittsburgh. The Roberto Clemente Foundation partnering with Blessings in a Backpack, the City of Pittsburgh and the Pittsburgh Pirates packed over 100 bags of food to be distributed to kick off the meal program. (Pam Panchak/Post-Gazette)
Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra music director Manfred Honeck talks with the full orchestra for the first time in 18 months before their rehearsal at Heinz Hall for the upcoming PSO Gala Tuesday, Sep. 14, 2021 in Pittsburgh. (Pam Panchak/Post-Gazette)
A cyclist passes a mural by Camerin “Camo” Nesbit featuring portraits of influential Black people from the Pittsburgh area that runs along the Three Rivers Heritage Trail, Downtown, Monday, September 13, 2021. (Alexandra Wimley/Post-Gazette)
A COVID-19 testing van run by Curative can be seen on the corner of Hobart Street and Wightman Street in Squirrel Hill on Monday, September 13, 2021. (Emily Matthews/Post-Gazette)
The Pirate Parrot greets former professional baseball player Manny Sanguillén as he arrives at a cocktail reception to honor Roberto Clemente on Monday, September 13, 2021, inside the Jim Beam Leftfield Lounge at PNC Park on the North Shore. (Emily Matthews/Post-Gazette)
Former professional baseball player Manny Sanguillén embraces longtime friend Angie Gialloreto during a cocktail reception to honor Roberto Clemente on Monday, September 13, 2021, inside the Jim Beam Leftfield Lounge at PNC Park on the North Shore. (Emily Matthews/Post-Gazette)
Tina Streit, left, and Tish Norton, both volunteers for the Veterans Leadership Program, organize boxes of food during a food distribution at the organization’s Strip District offices on Monday, Sept. 13, 2021. The organization partnered with Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank in 2020 to provide food to veterans and military families in need. “There’s still a drastic need with local veterans facing food insecurity,” said Toshua Jarrett, Veterans Leadership Program’s chief development officer. Many veterans prioritize rent payments and vehicle and transportation costs while continuing to search for jobs to replace those lost during the pandemic. “So food is the last thing on the list for a lot of veterans,” Jarrett said. Still, some face multiple struggles. Last month, she said, the Veterans Leadership Program helped one veteran by paying $26,000 owed in rent, which was three years in arrears. “He was too humble to ask for that much,” she said. “He’d lost his job, and his wife was suffering from breast cancer.” The organization distributes food once a month in the Strip District, and once a month in Johnstown. (Steve Mellon/Post-Gazette)
Steelers fans watch as safety Minkah Fitzpatrick warms up before taking on the Bills Sunday, Sept. 12, 2021, at Highmark Stadium in Buffalo, N.Y. (Matt Freed/Post-Gazette)
Bills safety Jordan Power pressures Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger in the second quarter Sunday, Sept. 12, 2021, at Highmark Stadium in Buffalo, N.Y. (Matt Freed/Post-Gazette)
A Bills fan welcomes the Steelers to the field Sunday, Sept. 12, 2021, at Highmark Stadium in Buffalo, N.Y. (Matt Freed/Post-Gazette)
Steelers safety Miles Killebrew blocks a punt by Bills punter Matt Haack in the fourth quarter Sunday, Sept. 12, 2021, at Highmark Stadium in Buffalo, N.Y. (Matt Freed/Post-Gazette)
Steelers wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster carries past Bills cornerback Tre’Davious White in the second quarter Sunday, Sept. 12, 2021, at Highmark Stadium. (Matt Freed/Post-Gazette)
Jason Hoffman fishes with his son Jaxon, 6, in Pine Creek in Etna, Sunday September 12, 2021. (Alexandra Wimley/Post-Gazette)
People relax by the fountain in Mellon Park during A Fair in the Park, a contemporary fine art and fine craft festival organized by the Craftsmen’s Guild of Pittsburgh, Sunday September 12, 2021, in Point Breeze. (Alexandra Wimley/Post-Gazette)
Wiley Garrett, with City Grows, sits at her table, where she was selling various types of plants, at a Taste of Lawrenceville’s One Last Summer event on Sunday, September 12, 2021, at Bay 41 in Lawrenceville. (Emily Matthews/Post-Gazette)
Kyle Raymond, left, and Nicole Ganow, of Lawrenceville, walk around a Taste of Lawrenceville’s One Last Summer event on Sunday, September 12, 2021, at Bay 41 in Lawrenceville. (Emily Matthews/Post-Gazette)
Metin Ozkan, left, with Turkish Kitchen, prepares chicken at a Taste of Lawrenceville’s One Last Summer event on Sunday, September 12, 2021, at Bay 41 in Lawrenceville. (Emily Matthews/Post-Gazette)