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Celebrating the rich, beloved flavor of gingerbread.
Dried versions of the fruits are great in the off-season.
If music is your thing, you can pick up the 15-track CD “Chanukah Is Tops!” by Jewish recording artist Paul Zim.
The best of Pittsburgh dining in 2014 includes the rise of international cuisine and a dominance of beer, coffee and cocktails.
In 2014, the Munches visited restaurants new and old, traveling north, south, east and west in search of a good meal and a cold drink.
Readers shared several recipes, which we share with you.
Grant will help mobile grocery hit the road.
Pittsburgh Technical Institute culinary photo exhibit gives a taste of foods from many nations.
Volunteers brave chilly weather to present a live tableau of the birth of Christ in Greensburg’s Courthouse Square.
Holiday festivities galore, from the CLO’s “A Musical Christmas Carol” to “A Lyrical Christmas Carol” from PMT. (And rapper Bubba Sparxxx.)
The program, run by Allegheny Grows, provides materials and free advice to neighborhoods outside Pittsburgh.
“Hansel & Gretel,” a fairy tale for grown-ups, is one idea for the holidays.
Dishes like this classic spaghetti carbonara are super-easy to prepare requiring just a handful of ingredients.
You can brighten the holidays for underprivileged children with a donation to Goodfellows.
Christmas felt right amid dozens of cousins and other relatives.
Before Helen Clay Frick’s debut, there was plenty of family drama and a secret out-of-town trip.
From “Sons of Anarchy” rings to books on “Downton Abbey,” there are plenty of options for television buffs.
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.
Kelly Hughes, Bon Air foster mother, starts Foster Love Project drive to bring comfort bags to foster children.
It is socially expected behavior to send a note of appreciation to acknowledge gifts, contributions and large favors.
The store manager said the benefactor showed up at the Walmart in Mechanicsburg on Monday with a cashier's check that covered 100 accounts.
Evergreen trees are easy to spot, but can you tell the differences among firs, pines and eastern hemlocks?
Over the weekend, Pittsburghers attended parties in New York. Learn more about events and partygoers in SEEN column.
When hazards threaten to sabotage the holiday season, use these counter measures to ensure joy to your world.
Plus: See some chances for last-minute holiday shopping at trunk shows across the city.
Whether they’re training for a marathon or hoofing it to stay in shape, they can benefit from the latest gear and accessories.
More than 1,500 guests attended the 116th annual Pennsylvania Society Gala which honored Jim Rohr, former chairman of PNC.
Christmas will be special for children at the Robinson center, thanks in part to the generosity of Post-Gazette readers.
This marked the first time the free annual concert combined traditional patriotic music with Christmas and holiday music.
Peet’s coffee shops closing in the Pittsburgh area are in Oakland, the SouthSide Works and Waterworks Mall near Aspinwall.
Friday night, Pittsburghers attending the Pennsylvania Society’s Gala enjoyed parties in New York City at the Waldorf Astoria and surrounds.
Pittsburgh Mercy Health System’s 11th annual Reindeer Ball was a sellout with 500 guests, raising more than $100,000.
Catch up on other great events happening in December.
Before the year’s last cycle of lunar phases ends, early risers can see the waning crescent moon pass Saturn in the southeastern sky.
The Bible is inconclusive. Some contend animals lack the will to choose right or wrong. Others say that makes them candidates for heaven.
An awesome land of extremes, contrasts and contradictions awaits visitors to India, a country of 1 billion people.
And Moio’s Italian Pastry in Monroeville makes the effort. Delicate sheets of dough and filling make sfogliatelle a rare and special treat.
The demand for festively ugly fashions has resulted in unique parties devoted to them and more retailers that specialize in selling them.
Fresh popcorn, memorabilia, DVDs and gift cards are just a few options for the film buff on your gift list.
Vondra Henderson moved to the Pittsburgh area from Tennessee, and hers is the type of family helped by the Goodfellows Fund at Christmas.
Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are loosening mortgage requirements, and the housing industry hopes young people will be able to buy homes again.
Airlines may start charging more for baggage checks or seat upgrades during peak demand periods.
The Toys for Tots program will hold open houses this week to distribute toys to parents and guardians of needy children.
Beatty Pointe Village activities coordinator Melanie Cherry had warned the youngsters and their parents that her seniors were good.
There are direct flights on Air India from New York’s JFK International Airport to New Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport.
Hike and soak in a natural hot spring in New Mexico’s funky Jemez area.
For years, Southwest Airlines was the most punctual, so its tumble toward the bottom of rankings for on-time arrivals was stunning.
The 80-year-old song and its lyrics by Dick Smith of Honesdale, Pa., guided the Phipps show’s designers.
Help the hunter or angler on your gift list to gear up right with something new under the tree since they can never have enough stuff.
How about combining this year’s holiday shopping with helping to nurture the region’s next generation of businessmen and women?