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 Bluebird eggs.

Let's Talk About Birds: Birds' eggs

There are reasons birds eggs come in a variety of colors and sizes.

about 2 hours ago


 Ida McKinley wearing the diamond tiara that was recently sold on an episode of "Pawn Stars" on the History Channel.

Former first lady's tiara sought for exhibit

Canton museum is raising funds to bring Ida Saxton McKinley's jewelry back to Ohio from "Pawn Stars" shop in Las Vegas

about 2 hours ago


 Lemony Spring Risotto

What's for Dinner: Lemony Spring Risotto

Asparagus and peas brighten this lovely risotto dish that's perfect for Easter

about 2 hours ago


Religious leaders join to condemn violence

Rodef Shalom, which has a sister-congregation relationship with a synagogue in Kiev, also said a prayer for those in Ukraine.

1 day ago


 Mary Ann Wellener

Steel Advice: Pushy mom crossed a line

Speak up when a dinner companion wants to share plates against your will.

1 day ago


Seder could be reinvented by e-reader

Traditional Jewish law would forbid their use on holy days, but digital devices could enhance the Passover experience.

2 days ago


Pope poses for 'selfies' after Palm Sunday rites

On Palm Sunday, he called on people, himself included, to look into their own hearts to see how they are living their lives.

2 days ago


Whitefish shortage startles as Passover approaches

The frozen Great Lakes have prevented fishermen from catching the key ingredient for fresh gefilte fish.

2 days ago


 Andy Russell, Steve Blass, Bill Murtha, Ellis Cannon and Ron Balog.

MGA Sports Memoriabilia Auction held at Nevillewood

Proceeds of the event benefited the Myasthenia Gravis Association of Western Pennsylvania.

2 days ago


 Von DeRiso and Linda Assard.

Denim & Diamonds event held at Greensburg Country Club

Gary Racan and the studio e band set the stage for Westmoreland Symphony Orchestra’s Denim & Diamonds fundraiser on April 5.

2 days ago


 Pittsburgh Pirates relief pitcher Tony Watson with his wife Cassie and Steve Blass.

Pittsburgh Sports Spring Roundup held at Wyndham Grand Hotel

Ellis Cannon joined panelists Steve Blass, Tony DeFazio and Rick Dayton for the 2nd annual Pittsburgh Sports Report Spring Roundup.

2 days ago


 Latasha Wilson-Batch, Joann Cyganovich and Cori Begg.

Sojourner House hosts Victorian tea

More than 300 guests helped raise $50,000 during the Sojourner House's tea, held at Pittsburgh's Grand Hall at the Priory, North Side.

2 days ago


 Yona Harvey with Stewart and Trudy O'Nan.

Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures event honors Jayne Adair

Roasts, Toasts & Literati, On The Hill drew roughly 200 book lovers to the Hill House Kaufmann Center's Elsie H. Hillman Auditorium.

2 days ago


Stargazing: Lunar eclipse

Set your alarm for 2 a.m. so you can go outside and witness one of nature's grand spectacles: a total lunar eclipse.

2 days ago


 Art Rooney II and Greta Rooney

Rainbow Gala held at the Westin Convention Center

Roughly 750 guests came out to enjoy the 22nd annual event that supports the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.

2 days ago


 Jeff Davis is forced to walk the plank by Peter Kope during one of the dance performances at the Dirty Ball.

Dirty Ball supports Attack Theatre

More than 1,000 patrons partied in a warehouse in the South Side to raise funds for the theater.

2 days ago


 Mel and Leslie Blount.

Mel Blount Youth Home Roast held at Wyndham Grand

A sea of Steelers gathered to support the Mel Blount Youth Home among more than 880 guests on Friday.

2 days ago


 Michele Bartko Bossers and Nedra  Bartko Perkins.  #SEENSuperWomen

Luncheon benefits the Bartko Foundation

Roughly 300 guests shopped to support the Bartko Foundation's mission to assist single, minority mothers achieve self-sufficiency.

2 days ago


 Laura Kronk, left and Ben Pollon with his mother Dorothy Pollon.

Sewickley event raises funds for NHS

The Many Faces of NHS: Bridging Partnerships supported people with intellectual and developmental disabilities

2 days ago


  Milk chocolate Easter bunnies at Betsy Ann Chocolates in West View.

Family-owned chocolatiers pleasing palates for generations

Betsy Ann, Sarris, Dorothy's, Esther's, Joe Clark's, Yetters, Pollak's, Anderson's and Edward Marc have passed down recipes and techniques.

2 days ago


 Fashion designer Tommy Hilfiger  and actress/designer Zooey Deschanel attend the Zooey Deschanel for Tommy Hilfiger Collection launch event at The London Hotel in West Hollywood, California. Ms. Deschanel is wearing a dress from the new "To Tommy, From Zooey" collection.

Stylebook: Tommy Hilfiger, Zooey Deschanel launch vintage-inspired collection

Plus, an Easter bonnet fashion show, designer trunk shows and men walk the catwalk for a cause.

2 days ago


Study: Mate can often judge lover's pleasure

A study by Canadian psychologists has found that men and women are equally good at picking up on their partners' sexual satisfaction.

3 days ago


 Dylan Thomas and his wife, Caitlin.

A fitting year to hike Dylan Thomas trail

During the centennial of the birth of famed Welsh poet and author Dylan Thomas, festivals, tours and special readings are planned.

3 days ago


 Pittsburgh-based designer Sandra Reiman wears jewelry and holds a handbag from her collection, Sandra Cadavid.

Stylebook Snapshot: Pittsburgh-based designer Sandra Reiman's handbags gain attention

Her luxury brand Sandra Cadavid has racked up a celebrity clientele and a trunk show at Henri Bendel since launching in 2011.

3 days ago


 "Passover Made Easy" by Leah Schapira and Victoria Dwek.

More recipes for Passover

Monday at sundown marks the beginning of Passover. Here are several tested recipes for the holiday.

3 days ago


 The Benedictine monks at Christ in the Desert, in the tradition of their Old World brothers, started brewing beer in 2006 at a small operation in their desert retreat 27 miles north of Abiquiu, N.M.

This brewery in the New Mexico desert is not a mirage

From the dry dust of the New Mexican desert rises a brewery run by Benedictine monks.

3 days ago


 Chefs Tim Fetter and Keith Coughenour review food choices during a planning session at the Duquesne Club for a dinner honoring Thomas Keller.

Dine: Four top Pittsburgh chefs get ready to fete culinary icon Thomas Keller

What do you cook for Thomas Keller, one of the most recognizable chefs in the world? A Pittsburgh Botanic Garden gala will provide answers.

3 days ago


Cycling season is back

The popular Great Allegheny Passage trail is just one of many that biking enthusiasts will flock to now that the weather has turned.

4 days ago


 Zorro, an 18-month old English Bulldog, wears her bunny ears as she takes a break from the show ring during the Western Pennsylvania Kennel Association dog show at the Monroeville Convention Center.

Pet Tales: Kennel Club show gives dogs a chance to shine

The Western Pennsylvania Kennel Association dog show in Monroeville last week was a great opportunity to meet some great dogs.

4 days ago


Pet Points: Retractable leashes risky for pets, humans

Walking is a great way for you and your dog to shed winter weight, but be careful with retractable leashes. Head collars are safer.

4 days ago


Bridge Tap House padlocked for failing to pay drink tax

The Versailles bar and grille owes more than $53,759 in drink tax liability, Allegheny County officials said.

4 days ago


 Several restaurants in the PPG Place food court will close soon.

At PPG Place food court, dining options are dwindling

Only two eateries likely will be left in operation by May as street-level dining becomes more appealing to restaurateurs.

5 days ago


 Wine at a tasting at Barkan Vineyards in Israel.

Here's the history of how Israel became a world wine powerhouse

Since 1987, Israeli wines have been recognized in competitions next to the great names from the world’s most noble wine regions.

5 days ago


 Lee Majors in "The Six Million Dollar Man"  Circa: 1974.

Lee Majors and Trekkers star at Steel City Con

The annual pop-culture convention beams in stars from “Star Trek: The Next Generation,” among other genre celebrities.

6 days ago


 An employee tends to racks of ribs on one of the two massive grills at Showcase BBQ in Homewood.

Munch goes to Showcase BBQ

Showcase BBQ in Homewood deliciously delivers smoke and sauce, and who knew turkeys had "ribs"?

6 days ago


 Singer-songwriter St. Vincent (Annie Clark).

The hot list of event for the coming weekend

Bunnies, Mac Miller, Earth Day events populate the weekend.

6 days ago


 Aryn Komaniak, Cecelia Price-Knight, owner and Desmond Knight, chef of  Impressionz.

At Impressionz, authentic Jamaican food is served in a friendly atmosphere

In East Liberty, Cecelia Price-Knight serves Jamaican warmth in the dining room and great food from her husband and chef, Desmond Knight.

6 days ago


Little Bites, local restaurant news

Fukuda serves lunch; NOLA chef cooks in other venues.

6 days ago


Let's Learn About: Total lunar eclipse

If the weather cooperates early Tuesday morning, you can witness one of nature's majestic displays.

6 days ago


Let's Talk About the Past: Honus Wagner

Recognized as one of the greatest players in baseball history, "The Flying Dutchman" set the standard for Major League shortstops.

6 days ago


 Great-grandmother Rachel Weinstein with her sons -- standing, top left, Sam; standing top right, Ben; seated bottom right, Hyman; seated bottom left, Harold.

Remembering Weinstein's, the Oakland deli

As she makes matzo balls, the writer remembers her grandmother, her cooking, and the deli the family owned in the 1950s.

6 days ago


 Recanati's Upper Galilee Vineyard in Israel.

Tastings: Do not pass over Israeli wines

From Israel to your Passover table: World-class wines you can find in Pittsburgh.

6 days ago


 Manischewitz Granola.

New noshes include matzo granola

Here are some new noshes for Passover.

6 days ago


 Matzo being brushed with rosemary from "Jewish Holiday Cooking."

Recipes for a Passover celebration

Just in time for next week's Passover celebration, here are several tested recipes that will make a wonderful meal.

6 days ago


 Larry Neskey at the Family Farms Creamery stand at the Pittsburgh Public Market, which last week started making its own ice cream from local ingredients.

A new local ice cream is born in Pittsburgh's Strip District

A vendor at the Pittsburgh Public Market in the Strip District, Family Farms Creamery launches a Pittsburgh ice cream.

6 days ago


 Candied Ginger and Rosemary Scones will be served at "Downton/Dahntahn Abbey," a fundraiser for Pittsburgh Camerata and the Renaissance & Baroque Society.

Food Column: Go high- or low-class at this beer event

You might have trouble deciding whether to use British English or Pittsburghese at this fun fundraiser.

6 days ago


 "Beers of the Burgh" festival logo.

Beer: Fest celebrating 'Beers of the Burgh'

Beers of the Burgh fest features several up-and-comers.

6 days ago


 Mexican Chicken and Shrimp Rice Bowl.

What's for Dinner: Mexican Chicken and Shrimp Rice Bowl

Ole! You, too, can make a Chipotle-style rice burrito bowl at home.

1 week ago


 Mary Ann Wellener

Steel Advice: Bride's father silent on bill

After years of estrangement, an ex-wife shouldn't expect her ex-husband to fund daughter's wedding.

1 week ago


 Mike, Mollie and Susie Fitzgerald of Frontiers Travel have developed a niche clientele for their Gibsonia travel agency.

Frontiers International Travel evolves with times

Mike Fitzgerald, Frontiers Travel president, said the Internet has not been the devastating blow that many imagine, at least not for them.

1 week ago



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