Non-riders play a waiting game, watching for family and friends to come roaring by on the Log Jammer or the Racer.

Falling (and riding) in love with Kennywood

Five Post-Gazette interns — including four out-of-towners — look for love in Kennywood and end up with a thrilling top 10.

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Ancient Greeks were wary of zombies, Pitt archaeologist finds

University researcher Carrie Weaver found that ancient Greek society believed that some individuals were destined to come back to life.

1 week ago

 Mary Kolenchak Miskinis.

Century Club: Centenarian's advice is to stay active

A nanny at 15, Mary Kolenchak Miskinis still sees her charge, who is now 85. She celebrates her 100th birthday.

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 Volunteers make unique art cards with art therapy director Brant Meehan at Cancer Caring Center in Bloomfield.

Bloomfield center volunteers create cards made with art & soul

“It is an expression of your emotions about well-being to the person it is going to,” said art therapist Brant Meehan.

1 week ago

 Debbie and Rick Peterson in their First Side condo.

First Side condo puts a couple on top of a thriving city

Empty-nesters join the Downtown neighborhood with show-stopping views in 151 First Side.

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Home sweet home in Downtown Pittsburgh

Twentysomething finds everything she needs in a loft apartment Downtown.

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Making the move Downtown after a lifetime living in the suburbs

She loves walking to shows, tours and events Downtown.

1 week ago

 Cathy Fowlkes speaks with Dr. Alicia Kaplan at Allegheny  Health Network's facility in Bethel Park.

Brain electrodes help Mt. Lebanon woman with OCD

Cathy Fowlkes woke up each day and worked through the same routine; cleaning her house from top to bottom. Today that is all changed.

1 week ago

 Lois Mufuka Martin, the new United Way's Chief Volunteer Engagement Officer.

Good Neighbor Center aims to steer volunteers where they're needed

Lois Mufuka Martin is leading the initiative for the United Way.

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Abandoning his post

Even the president would allow electronic devices at the dinner table if he was as HILARIOUS as this guy.

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  Among the crocheting volunteers are, from left, Joanne McDaniel, Jackie Heaney, Rosmary Stein, Dina Buccilli, Georgann Shalayda and Patty Mandell.

Volunteers crochet plastic bags into sleeping mats for soldiers

“Just our little efforts can do so much good,” said Joanne McDaniel of Leet.

1 week ago

 Margaret Gagliardo Miscio.

Century Club: Centenarian made most of chance encounters

Margaret Gagliardo Miscio, 100, the daughter of a shoe repair man, fit perfectly in the shoes of a registered nurse.

2 weeks ago

 From left, Amy Burke, 16, Holly Jewart, 17, Valencia McNally, then 10, and Cassie Denny, 12, pack supplies at Fox Chapel Presbyterian Church in preparation for a Haiti H20 outreach program trip.

Brookline girl returns from medical mission trip to her native Haiti

At 5 years old, in the wake of the 2010 earthquake, Valencia McNally made the move from Haiti to the United States.

2 weeks ago

Western Pennsylvania Mushroom club plans several events

The Western Pennsylvania Mushroom Club will hold its 15th Annual Gary Lincoff Mushroom Foray Sept. 18-20.

2 weeks ago

 Johnny Mathis will be at Heinz hall tonight for PSO's Thursday Night Icon series.

The Hot List of events for the weekend

The Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix takes over Schenley Park this weekend, climaxing more than a week of events with a big race.

2 weeks ago

 Slim Forsythe will perform Saturday during the Deutschtown Music Festival on the North Side.

Deutschtown Music Festival expands once again in third year

More than 100 bands will take over the neighborhood on 24 stages during Deutschtown Rocks, set for Saturday.

3 weeks ago

 On display at the 2015 Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix will be the Janis Joplin Porsche 356, on loan from the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Preview: Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix revs up

The Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix, an event unique to the city, takes over Schenley Park this weekend climaxing more than a week of events.

3 weeks ago

 Smokey Robinson hits town for a performance at Heinz Hall.

The hot list of events for the coming weekend

Fairs, BBQ’s and Smokey Robinson, are all on the agenda this weekend.

3 weeks ago

 Rika, an arctic fox, dances with friends Yitters and Aizui at a meet-up of Pittsburgh's Furry community Friday at Fernando's Cafe on Liberty Avenue, Downtown. Anthrocon, the world's largest Furry convention, will take place in Pittsburgh Thursday through Sunday.

Furries seem to 'nest' in Pittsburgh year-round

You might not notice the Furries until the Anthrocon convention begins Thursday, but the truth is they’ve never left.

4 weeks ago

 Furries visit the overlook on Grandview Avenue on Mount Washington last year.

Pittsburgh ready for Furries to flock

Hotels, restaurants and others get ready for the Furry invasion of 6,000 here for Anthrocon.

4 weeks ago

 Madeline Eyster.

Century Club: Centenarian left her mark as teacher, neighbor

Madeline Eyster, who turned 100 last week, cultivated sweet corn and a delicious friendship while living in Blackridge.

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