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 Billie Mullen, 46, of West View and her 4-year-old son, John William Mullen, cast their shadows to catch alphabet at the Children's Museum in the North Side.

Art exhibits made to teach children a 'tough' challenge while learning

The Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh offers “Tough Art” that can stand up to kids.

about 23 hours ago


Urban Velo biking magazine ends production

Publishers Jeff Guerrero and Brad Quartuccio, both of the East End, launched the national publication seven years ago.

about 23 hours ago


 Cousins Corey Deasy, left, Joe Deasy in Dr. Stein's Laboratory, one of two "escape room" Pittsburgh attractions in Greenfield.

Logic and teamwork the key to Escape Room, Pittsburgh's new mystery adventure

It’s the newest form of entertainment to arrive in the region: a locked room where a group has to solve puzzles and clues to get out.

1 day ago


 Tim Hartman is Mr. Fezziwig in Pittsburgh CLO's "A Musical Christmas Carol."

The Hot List of events for the weekend: Dec. 18-21

Holiday festivities galore, from the CLO’s “A Musical Christmas Carol” to “A Lyrical Christmas Carol” from PMT. (And rapper Bubba Sparxxx.)

4 days ago


In 1908, Helen Clay Frick picked Pittsburgh to make her debut

Before Helen Clay Frick’s debut, there was plenty of family drama and a secret out-of-town trip.

6 days ago


A candlestick from Miss Frick

Mary Alice Brown Painter Thompson treasures the pair of favors from her mother’s debut party, one of which was given to Helen Clay Frick.

6 days ago


 Kelly Hughes founded the Foster Love Project.  The project is a charity drive to provide foster kids with a backpack filled with pajamas, blanket and other comforting things when they arrive at a new placement.

Making foster care a little more special

Kelly Hughes, Bon Air foster mother, starts Foster Love Project drive to bring comfort bags to foster children.

6 days ago


 A very small detail of the massive oil painting “The Wedding at Cana” by late-Rennaisance artist Paolo Veronese. The painting is located in the Louvre Museum.

A theological debate is unleashed: Are dogs heaven bound?

The Bible is inconclusive. Some contend animals lack the will to choose right or wrong. Others say that makes them candidates for heaven.

1 week ago


 Resident Alice Lauffer, 97, talks Saturday with scout Xavier Molgaard, 8, of Polish Hill, as scouts visit seniors at Beatty Pointe Village, a UPMC Senior Community.

Cub Scouts meet their match in Wii bowling contest at retirement community

Beatty Pointe Village activities coordinator Melanie Cherry had warned the youngsters and their parents that her seniors were good.

1 week ago


  The outdoor Winter Light Garden at  Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens is part of the Winter Flower Show.

1934's 'Winter Wonderland' inspires 2014 Phipps’ Winter Flower Show design

The 80-year-old song and its lyrics by Dick Smith of Honesdale, Pa., guided the Phipps show’s designers.

1 week ago


 Nariah White with her customized jewelry -- Nariah's Fabulous Jewelz.

Sales expo nurtures young entrepreneurs

How about combining this year’s holiday shopping with helping to nurture the region’s next generation of businessmen and women?

1 week ago


Peter McKay: Cat calls, sniffles and snuffles

A cat named Swiper has stolen his easy-breathing days, and now he knows his accomplice.

1 week ago


 Kim Cagni of Mt. Lebanon, who has Parkinson's disease, with her painted doors and other artworks for her exhibit "A Door It!" last year at Bicycle Heaven in Manchester. She and Dan McCarthy are planning a fundraiser in April at the Hollywood Theater in Dormont.

Battling Parkinson's disease with chocolate and scarves

Local Parkinson’s awareness group has allies in chocolatier and knitter to raise money for research into prevention.

1 week ago


 Natalie Merchant performs at the Carnegie Library Music Hall of Homestead.

The Hot List for the coming weekend

Holiday pops, winter art and a dance party are all on the slate for the coming weekend.

1 week ago


 Mary Martinelli.

Century Club: Centenarian bought her own engagement ring

Mary Martinelli, who had to buy her own engagement ring, celebrates 100 years of taking care of the details.

1 week ago


 Dana Gibson introduced her new line of upholstered furniture at the Fall High Point Market. The Church Hill sofa and Richmond ottoman are flanked by her Oliver arm chairs.

Designer Dana Gibson turns her family’s artistic eye to a collection of upholstered furniture

Her new collection is nice blend of classic and modern furniture, giving it a fresh appeal.

2 weeks ago


 Metropolitan Joseph Al-Zehlaoui

Antiochan Orthodox installing new leader

Metropolitan Joseph Al-Zehlaoui will be enthroned today in Brooklyn as the first new leader of Antiochian Orthodox in half a century.

2 weeks ago


 Mellon Square at night.

Restoration of Mellon Square inspires book about the modernist landmark

Landscape architect and author of new book on Mellon Square praise modernist jewel of a park that recently was restored.

2 weeks ago


 Scenes such as this are among what visitors will find during the house tours.

Houses with history on display in Westmoreland County

Three historical groups in Westmoreland County will benefit from tours showcasing homes from the past.

2 weeks ago


 Christian rock band Casting Crowns will perform at Consol Energy Center at 7 p.m. Saturday.

Hot List of events for the coming weekend

Lots on deck for the first weekend of December.

2 weeks ago


 Mary Pegher Richwalls.

Century Club: Centenarian once lived in historic log cabin

Mary Pegher Richwalls celebrates 100 years of life, extends the Pegher family line into the 21st century.

2 weeks ago


Design by the book: Style books to inspire decor

Design books do more than decorate a room by sitting on a coffee table. Here are a few with a lot to offer experienced or novice designers.

3 weeks ago


Peter McKay: Get the picture? Flat screen TV proves surprisingly enticing

When it comes to big-screen TVs, he’s a big baby.

3 weeks ago


 Bill and Scott Meoni-Ridenour say their vows to each other on the Grand Staircase in the Carnegie Museum of Natural History.

Same-sex couples frequently chuck typical wedding traditions

From a simple backyard barbecue to an extravagant five-star bash, same-sex weddings are all about personal style.

4 weeks ago


 Brothers Daniel Adam Wells, 12, left, and Solomon Joseph Wells, 9, stand in the courtroom Saturday during their adoption hearing at Family Court, Downtown, with their adoptive mother, Pastor Claudia Wells, right, of Greater Prayer of Faith Ministry in the East Hills.

When adoption is more like a ‘merger’ of families

On National Adoption Day, families unite using new tool called Pre-Adoption Contact Agreement.

4 weeks ago


 A rendering shows the proposed design for the Chautauqua Amphitheater.

At Chautauqua Institution, a civilized showdown over preserving 'the Amp'

The debate over how to modernize while respecting historic integrity shows how an influential institution is roiled by modernization.

4 weeks ago


 A popular rest stop, the Area 51 Alien Center in Amargosa Valley off Highway 95, features a restaurant, a mini mart, picnic areas and a brothel -- all with an alien theme.

Area 51 Alien Travel Center in Nevada includes a 'themed' cathouse from outer pace

In Nevada, there are close encounters of another kind.

4 weeks ago


Emergency medical evacuation coverage can protect your financial future

Emergency medical evacuation coverage can protect your financial future.

4 weeks ago



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