Kiana Sanders, right, and other members of Gym Dandy from Washington, Pa., warm up before their performance during the P&G Gymnastics Championships Opening Celebration at the Consol Energy Center on Thursday. It kicks off the four-day event, Aug. 21-24.

Local gymnasts get to see some of the nation's best in Pittsburgh

Local gymnasts thrilled to meet some of the best during P&G Gymnastics Championships at Consol Energy Center this weekend.

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 Pittsburgh Renaissance Festival opens Saturday

Renaissance Festival opens with new characters

The time has come again for a journey back to a medieval world alive with chivalrous knights, fair maidens and Washing Well Wenches.

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 Shadyside ... The Art Festival on Walnut Street runs Saturday and Sunday. The work of Santa Fe sculptor Lorenzo Ortega is among the artwork.

Weekend Hot List, Aug. 21-24

Shadyside ... The Art Festival on Walnut Street, Oddball Comedy Festival, Run Around the (Regent) Square, Pittsburgh New Works Festival ...

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 Dorthia Jackson.

Century Club: Her secret to long life was never hidden

Hard-working, loving Dorthia Jackson turns 100 in Butler.

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The Next Page / 'Chutz-Pow': Ordinary superheroes of the Holocaust

The ToonSeum and Holocaust Center of the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh have produced “Chutz-Pow! Superheroes of the Holocaust.”

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2Do this week, Aug. 17-23: Cultural events around Pittsburgh

Associated Arts exhibition, hip-hop artist Chancellor Warhol, Lincoln Highway SupperMarket, The East Winds Symphonic Band and more

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Online dictionary reflects changing times

The batch of cray new words added to Oxford Dictionaries Online is a hot mess of definitions that capture the zeitgeist of today.

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Obituary: Fredia Hurdle / Among plaintiffs in Pa.'s gay marriage case

Fredia Hurdle, one of the plaintiffs in the case that led to the striking down of Pennsylvania’s gay marriage ban, died Thursday.

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U.S. Evangelicals cheer on Latin American culture wars

The many left-leaning governments in Latin America will not be easily swayed by U.S.-backed conservatives.

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 Monroeville United Cricket Club's Santhosh Prasad, left, and Ravi Patel cross the pitch scoring during a game against the Classics at Edgebrook Field in South Park.

Cricket catches on: Pittsburgh players are making the game a magnet

For 15 years, the Pittsburgh Cricket Association has been giving batsmen and bowlers a bit of the game they played at home.

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Peter McKay: Life on the cheap

When you pride yourself on getting through the week with the same $4 in your wallet, the living ain’t easy.

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 At Jack Stack Pool in Brighton Heights, this 1982 sculpture by Anthony Vitale stands atop a shower for pool goers to rinse off before and after using the pool. The Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council will be hosting a pool party there Saturday.

North Side pool party to celebrate public art

A marine sculpture that doubles as a shower at Jack Stack pool in Brighton Heights is focal point of a Public Art Pool Party on Saturday.

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The Hot List of things to do this weekend

The Butler Farm Show and the Washington County Agricultural Fair are two of the events scheduled for the coming weekend.

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 The Welsh and American flags welcomed worshipers to the 2013 Salem Homecoming.

Keeping Welsh church tradition alive in Ebensburg

Keeping up the annual rite, the faithful of Salem Homecoming Church will gather today in Ebensburg. A new generation is giving it a boost.

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 Nghi Nguyen, center, at a meeting with other members of the Vietnamese Catholic community last month in O'Hara.

Pittsburgh’s New Immigrants / From Vietnam War refugee to Pittsburgh doctor: Nghi Nguyen's journey

A doctor typifies the first wave of Vietnam immigrants to Pittsburgh.

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 T.J. Frye, 7, hugs his calf, Old Betsy, while getting ready to show her at last year's Westmoreland Fair. This year's addition takes place Aug. 15-23.

County fair season is in full swing with farm animals and noisy trucks

Fairs offer everything from queen contests to pig races.

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 Rebecca Svetina and Casey, the 9-year-old family miniature schnauzer that made a big hit on YouTube.

Video of Murrysville dog fainting with love after reuniting with owner is Internet sensation

Rebecca Svetina’s schnauzer, Casey,has offered more than 20 million YouTube fans a look at loyalty and unconditional love.

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 Clara "Nunny" Franceschini.

Century Club: Clara 'Nunny' Franceschini's secrets: Put others first and dress well

Clara “Nunny” Franceschini, famous for her Italian cooking, turns 100 in August and offers several heartwarming recipes for longevity.

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 Pittsburgh boasts beauty and plenty positive rankings, including the most livable city. But it's also one of the unhappiest, according to the National Bureau of Economic Research.

Study names Pittsburgh nation's second most unhappy city

“Unhappy Cities,” published this month by the National Bureau of Economic Research ranks Pittsburgh behind only New York City.

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Peter McKay: Too slow for the slow lane

Riding an old bike is a great way to stay in shape -- just don’t plan on making a fast escape.

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