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Ask Natalie: No-pressure networking can help with dating

A single man looking to meet women in Pittsburgh should check out social meet-up and dinner groups in town.

about 5 hours ago


 Mashed and Scrambled Breakfast Sandwich.

Hungry biker: Mashed & Scrambled Breakfast Sandwich

Eggs are nutritious and go into this easy, go-to breakfast sandwich

about 5 hours 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.

about 5 hours ago


 Owner Paul Krawiec works in the kitchen at Cafe du Jour.

Pittsburgh ranked top-10 foodie city for 2015

Livability.com editors cited Primanti Bros., Cafe Du Jour and Gaucho Parrilla Argentina as eateries offering a range of dining experiences.

about 5 hours ago


 Christine Filipowski of Green Tree, left, and Annette Yayla of Moon Township, at Tako.

#SEENHotSpot: Tako

SEEN checks out downtown’s newest hotspot, Tako.

1 day ago


 Derek Weber and Darcy Kucenic during the Regatta VIP party held at the Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh Downtown..

EQT Pittsburgh Three Rivers Regatta VIP Party

You gotta Regatta! Check out the VIP party celebrating Pittsburgh’s Fourth of July weekend.

1 day ago


 Ja-Neen Jones, Nikki Kazarick and Jacqueline Wilson.

#LetsMakeASEEN: Three Rivers Adoption Council

The Three Rivers Adoption Council, located Downtown, emphasizes placements for African-American children and those with special needs.

1 day ago


 Invitation.

#SEENSocialTrends: Send the Perfect Invite

Just a few small adjustments can make your ordinary invite...extraordinary!

1 day ago


 Gilded rose necklace by Nicolette Jewelry Sculptures, $269 at www.nicolettejewelrysculptures.com.

Handmade here: A roundup of accessories crafted with care in Pittsburgh

There’s no shortage of Pittsburgh-based brands that are keeping the spirit of American-made manufacturing and artistry alive and well.

1 day ago


 The Vintage Valet, started by Marissa Zimmerman, is one of the fashion trucks to be featured this weekend at SouthSide Works Exposed. The three-day event will include 60-plus artisans.

Stylebook: Shop Pittsburgh's South Side this summer

Take in the sights, sounds and — of course! — styles at the annual SouthSide Works Exposed.

1 day ago


 From left, Joseph A. Massaro, III, Linda Massaro, Carol Massaro, David Massaro and Stephen Massaro.

Seen around town

Massaro Research Fund Dinner held at LeMont.

1 day ago


Stargazing: Celestial gem shines in the south

As Jupiter and Venus sink to the western horizon, aim your telescope at bright golden Saturn.

1 day ago


 Snow-capped Mt. Churchill, right, greets visitors traveling to Princess Louisa Inlet, British Columbia.

British Columbia floats your boat. Or plane.

There are so many year-round activities in the snow-sport mecca of British Columbia that more people are visiting in summer than winter.

2 days ago


 John Jamison of Jamison Farm in Latrobe, Pa. walks the field as his dog herds the flock.  Here, a lamb he and his wife Sukey bottle-fed stays close.

Dine: Now's the season for grass-fed lamb

Jamison Farm in Unity, Westmoreland County, lists the ways this is the season for lamb in Pennsylvania.

2 days ago


 Spruce Tree House is one of more than 300 cliff dwellings at Mesa Verde National Park in southwest Colorado.

Exploring ancient Pueblo mysteries

The Southwest offers many opportunities to explore the mysteries of the ancient Pueblo people.

2 days ago


 The Meditation Garden at Graceland contains the graves of Elvis Presley and his parents, Vernon and Gladys Presley.

In Memphis, Bass Pro Shop mixes with music and civil rights greats

A variety of sights in Memphis and surrounding attractions in West Tennessee offer an escape in music, arts and history.

2 days ago


 "The Tampa Necklace" by Van Cleef & Arpels, on display at the Carnegie Museum of Natural History as part of the "Out of this World! Jewelry in the Space Age" exhibit.

New Carnegie Museum exhibit explores relationship between space, jewelry

More than 300 accessories and space-related ephemera are on display at the Carnegie Museum of Natural History through early 2016.

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Travel talk: Passport options, cruise costs and cabins

How to get a passport quickly and get the best rates for a rental car.

2 days ago


Cracking airlines' 'code sharing' rules

Starting your multi-segment trip on one airline doesn’t mean it’s operating all the carriers you ride -- so be alert to your rights.

2 days ago


 There are just eight Ford Tri-Motors that are still airworthy from the nearly 200 that were made between 1926 and 1933.

Care to fly in a Ford?

A 1928 Ford Tri-Motor plane will be available for rides July 10-12 at the Butler County Airport.

3 days ago


 The house at 181 Dravo Ave, Beaver, Pa.

Buying Here: Beaver home gains charm over 35 years of renovation

From top to bottom, Foursquare in Beaver has changed much during couple's 35 years of ownership.

3 days ago


 General Electric's third generation of GE Lighting’s A-line ENERGY STAR®-qualified LED bulbs, the industry’s first ENERGY STAR-qualified LEDs, give consumers greater control and flexibility in their home while offering a familiar shape, size and quality of light to traditional incandescent bulbs.

Going with LED lights is a bright idea

The new wave of LED light bulbs use less energy, last longer and are better for the environment than incandescents and CFLs.

3 days ago


 A slug crawls across a cabbage leaf in Doug Oster's Ross garden.

How to keep slugs off your plants

Slimy slugs are loving all this rain. Here's how to keep them from making a meal of your hostas and other plants.

3 days ago


 United States' Carli Lloyd (10) celebrates with teammates Ali Krieger (11) and Morgan Brian after scoring on a penalty kick against Germany during the second half of a semifinal in the Women's World Cup soccer tournament on June 30. It's USA vs. Japan at 7 p.m. Sunday in the finals.

5 things we love about July Fourth

A red-white-and-blue weekend: Dream On Fest, Fourth at Fifth, a Ferris wheel at the Point and USA vs. Japan in Women’s World Cup Soccer.

3 days ago


 Summer Vegetable Guacamole Salsa comes together in minutes.

Let's Eat: Summer Vegetable Guacamole Salsa

Summery salsa can come together in minutes and taste so fresh!

3 days ago


Mt. Lebanon, Regent Square garden tours set for July 12

Mt. Lebanon, Regent Square garden tours will feature chefs, chickens, painting competition and more on July 12.

3 days ago


 Possini Euro Design Vita 23 3/4" Wide Black Ring Pendant / MSRP $399.99

LED light fixtures come in many shapes

Designers are having fun with new technology in light-emitting diodes.

3 days ago


 The owner of New York’s Casellula Cheese & Wine Cafe is considering opening a restaurant in the former Masonic Hall in conjunction with nonprofit City of Asylum in Central North Side.

N.Y. cafe considering location in North Side

Casellula Cheese & Wine Cafe is looking at the former Masonic Hall in conjunction with nonprofit City of Asylum in Central Northside.

3 days ago


Three rivers, three states bike tour with family

Tour three states and three rivers with proceeds benefiting the Major Force Youth Cycling Program. The tour includes a Family Ride.

3 days ago


Setting the SEEN: Behind the scenes at EQT Pittsburgh Three Rivers Regatta

The PG’s Natalie Bencivenga and Sara Bauknecht preview the Ferris wheel, sand sculpture and more at the EQT Pittsburgh Three Rivers Regatta!

4 days ago


 Olivia Anderson, 4, plays in the sand Friday as her brother Elliott Anderson, 5, both of Upper St. Clair, does cartwheels at the Travel to the Beach Kids Korner of the Three Rivers Regatta in Point State Park.

Three Rivers Regatta cancels all water-based activities this weekend

Land-based activities, including musical performances and Saturday’s fireworks display, will go on as scheduled.

3 days ago


 The view of Pittsburgh's Fourth of July fireworks show from last year is quite grand along Grandview Avenue on Mount Washington.

Independence, fireworks: Fourth of July holiday weekend has arrived

Officials are urging caution and common sense during what one group calls “the most dangerous holiday weekend of the year.”

4 days ago


 Gaspard Ulliel in "Saint Laurent."

Movie review: 'Saint Laurent' captures designer's triumphs, torments

Bertrand Bonello is the second director to explore the magnificence and madness of French fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent in a biopic.

4 days ago


 Fireworks are seen from Grandview Avenue atop Mt. Washington last Fourth of July.

Look to the sky all year for fireworks

Fireworks displays on July 4 dwindle as the industry shifts to offering pyrotechnics throughout the year.

4 days ago


Penn State helps DIYers go from farm to fork

Two classes –– Midsummer Night’s (Berry) Jam and Ferment This (From Kimchi to Kraut) –– were designed to take advantage of summer’s bounty.

4 days ago


 Gov. Tom Wolf said he is open to expanding the availability of wine and beer into more locations, such as supermarkets.

Wolf vetoes GOP liquor privatization bill for Pennsylvania

The governor’s veto of the high-profile Republican priority comes after a Tuesday veto of a GOP-crafted state budget.

4 days ago


 President Barack Obama and 2016 presidential candidate Jeb Bush both tweeted that green peas have no place in guacamole.

Don't declare a war on peas! PG food editor tries 'controversial' guac recipe

President Barack Obama and presidential candidate Jeb Bush even chimed in, noting peas have no place in guacamole.

4 days ago


 Crew workers from Interstate Amusements of New Smyrna Beach, Fla., install the "Wheel of Light," in Point State Park on June 30, 2015. The attraction will be open to the public Thursday thru Sunday and cost $5 per ride.

Three Rivers Regatta takes over the Point this weekend

America’s largest inland regatta is back on Pittsburgh’s shores for its 38th year.

5 days ago


 The Tako -- grilled octopus, harissa aioli, preserved lemons, mizuna and pickled red onion prepared at Tako on Sixth Avenue Downtown.

On the Table: Tako reaches out to the adventurous

Tako Downtown offers a top-notch staff and creative dishes.

5 days ago


 Shelly Farren, proprietor of Shelly Pie Pizza in Turtle Creek, presents a pepperoni and mushroom pizza just our of the oven.

Munch goes to Shelly Pie Pizza

The pizza student becomes the Jedi Master in the Mon Valley.

5 days ago


 Don Jones, with his Jones Robo-Works dogs, will be at the Westmoreland Arts  & Heritage Festival this weekend at Twin Lakes Park.

Preview: Westmoreland Arts & Heritage Festival offers variety of musical, artistic attractions

The annual festival Twin Lakes Park runs today through Sunday with music, crafts and food booths.

5 days ago


 Illustrator Walter Cumming and his Malamute Tanook take a break near the sign posts at Weverton Cliffs along the Appalachian Trail near Harpers Ferry, W.Va.

Twenty years on, revisiting the Appalachian Trail

Twenty years after a group of journalists hiked the Appalachian Trail end to end, the trail is different in many ways, but still the same.

5 days ago


 The Ferris wheel located at Point State Park as part of Pittsburgh's Three Rivers Regatta will open to the public tonight at 7 for $5 a ride. Media members were invited for a preview ride of the attraction.

Wheel of Lights set to roll tonight at the Point

The 90-foot tall Ferris wheel will spin up to 96 people high above the Point for about 10 minutes each ride.

4 days ago


 Emma Bowser, 10, holds back 700-pound Jersey cow Rapunzel, from entering the judging ring too early during a previous Big Butler Fair. Rapunzel, from Rocky Maple Farm in Slippery Rock, went on to win two blue ribbons. This year's fair opens Friday and runs through July 11.

The Hot List of events for the coming weekend

The Big Butler Fair, Kennywood fireworks, comedy and the Symphony are all on the slate for the coming holiday weekend.

5 days ago


Let's talk about science: Hand sanitizer

Washing hands with soap and water is the best way to reduce the number of microbes, but what do you do if a sink and water aren’t available?

5 days ago


Let's learn from the past: Mitchell Paige

A Marine sergeant from Charleroi earned his spot in history with his heroic efforts during one of the most important battles of WWII.

5 days ago


 Nine of the original hikers for the Appalachian Adventure project reunite on the rocks of Weverton Cliffs overlooking the confluence of the Potomac and Shenandoah Rivers along the Appalachian Trail near Harper's Ferry, W.Va. From left:  Chris Hunt, Steve Grant, Scott Huler, Robin Rombach, Don Hopey, Martha Ezzard, Bo Emerson, John Ezzard and Walter Cumming with Tanook.

Profiles of the journalists who reunited for another hike on the Appalachian Trail

Thumbnail bios of the “Appalachian Adventure” journalists who returned for “Appalachian Adventure 2.0.”

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 Eliane Coates, an intern at the Appalachian Trail Conservancy in Harper's Ferry, W.Va., takes a photograph of thru hiker Ryan Carpenter. All thru hikers who stop at the conservancy have their photo taken and placed into a binder for other hikers to see. Jean Cashin, an information specialist who regularly greeted hikers at the conservancy, died in 2013.

Some trailblazers who have passed on

Some Appalachian Trail stalwarts who’ve left their boot prints on the trail are remembered by those who have walked the trail.

5 days ago


 Hikers on the Appalachian Trail walk along the C&O Towpath leading to Harper's Ferry, W.Va.

Day hikes around Harpers Ferry

There’s good day hiking in and around the AT and Harpers Ferry.

5 days ago


The Next Page: Illustrations of life on the Appalachian Trail

As part of a package on the AT, we present these sketches of people and scenes encountered on a recent visit reprising our 1995 adventure.

5 days ago



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