Chairs Anita and Joe Moran with Brandy the Flamingo.

Summer Safari event raises funds for the Pittsburgh Zoo

More than 2,000 party animals came out for the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium’s  17th annual Summer Safari, raising about $200,000..

about 1 hour ago

 Jaylee and Dianne C. Lemon.

The Compilation fashion showcase held at the Renaissance

A VIP cocktail hour, beats by DJ David Pugliano and fabulous fashions by four designers and a boutique made up the inaugural Compilation.

about 1 hour ago

 Members attend a Dinner Lab event featuring Chef Justin Thompson at the Mine Factory in Homewood.

Dinner Lab (July Edition)

Dinner Lab is a pop-up dinner club with annual subscriptions that introduces its members to new chefs from around the country.

about 1 hour ago

#SEENJetSet (Part Two): Where Pittsburghers jet set to this summer

Pittsburghers know how to pack in the summer fun! Enjoy Part Two of #SEENJetSet, and look for next week’s third and final segment.

about 1 hour ago

 A handmade backpack by Pittsburgh-based Jenny N. design ($248 at

Back to class bags: A style for every student

Here’s a guide to school bags beyond the traditional backpack for academics at a range of ages. Think outside the bag and try something new!

about 1 hour ago

 Lisa Kadlecik, Alison Hall and Megan Schroeder.

Pittsburgh Action Against Rape works to help women in community

Pittsburgh Action Against Rape has been working in the community for 43 years with survivors of sexual violence.

about 1 hour ago

 Troy Polamalu with Pine Township first-responders.

Celebrity Care-Fest event draws 500 guests

The Care-Fest event raises funds for the benefit of community organizations, groups and individuals.

about 1 hour ago

Back to school shopping by the numbers

How much money are families spending to gear up for the new school year? And how are they spending it? Here’s the breakdown ...

about 1 hour ago

 How the sky will this week, with the reappearance of the constellation Orion.

Stargazing: Orion returns to the morning sky

The reappearance of the constellation Orion reminds us of the cycle of changing seasons and the cold weather that’s a few short months away.

about 1 hour ago

 Tic Toc customers enjoy lunch at the restaurant in Macy's on Tuesday. Janice McCready, left, from Murrysville, had fried chicken, while Loralee Babjack from Pittsburgh had the chicken chili.

Dine: The clock runs out on Tic Toc

Time flies in the final hours for iconic Tic Toc restaurant Downtown, which closed on Friday.

1 day ago

 Passers-by examine clothing on mannequins in a store window on Boston's Newbury Street.

Stylebook snapshot: How to shop your way through Boston (in 24 hours or less)

Good news, fashion enthusiasts! You don’t need long to do some serious shopping in Bean Town.

1 day ago

 The iconic Galata Tower stands tall, right, in Istanbul's skyline. The former seat of the opulent Byzantine and Ottoman empires is divided into European and Asian sides by the Bosphorus Strait, offering a wealth of history and stunning scenery.

Istanbul tantalizes with its mix of cultures

Ten hours in Istanbul to sample the cultures of Europe and Asia and a mix of ancient culture and modern rhythms.

1 day ago

 An eggplant flea beetle on a potato plant.

How to identify the eggplant flea beetle

Eggplant flea beetles are causing problems in vegetable gardens.

1 day ago

Stratford Festival wears a smile

During the height of tourism, the Canadian town rolls out a red carpet of friendliness for visitors.

1 day ago

 Workers polish the copper roof of The Rotunda at the University of Virginia in preparation for painting at the school in Charlottesville.  The centerpiece of the university's historic Grounds, built from 1822 to 1826, is the focus of a $52 million renovation.

University of Virginia Rotunda being rebuilt inside and out

Thomas Jefferson's University of Virginia icon in the middle of a $53 million face-lift.

3 days ago

Travel notes: Look for more fees from airlines

Consumers say they’re willing to pay even more fees in coming years for special services when they fly.

1 day ago

 115 West Hutchinson Ave.  in Edgewood is for sale.

Buying Here: Nearly century-old house in Edgewood is colorful, comfortable

The house is on the market for $299,000 with Bernie Kuhn of Howard Hanna Real Estate Services. It's open by appointment.

2 days ago

 A pond in the backyard of Tsambiko Capperis' rowhouse in Manchester.

Discover Manchester's homes and gardens

History, architecture and flowers come together in Manchester House + Garden Tour on Aug. 9.

2 days ago

 Non-riders play a waiting game, watching for family and friends to come roaring by on the Log Jammer or the Racer.

Falling (and riding) in love with Kennywood

Five Post-Gazette interns — including four out-of-towners — look for love in Kennywood and end up with a thrilling top 10.

2 days ago

 Teacher's petal top ($44.99) and profound pizzazz skirt ($59.99) from ModCloth's namesake label.

Stylebook: ModCloth launches in-house label and opens a store

Plus, bridal trunk show, custom shirt month at Larrimor’s and the latest on Pittsburgh-based Terry Jolo Brand fashion line.

2 days ago

 Chicken Kebabs With Grilled Romaine

Let's Eat: Chicken Kebabs with Grilled Romaine

Summer is prime time for grilled food on a stick

2 days ago

 The gravel trail at the Duquesne Heights end of Mount Washington lives up to the name, Emerald View Park.

WALKATOP is a walk in the park for a good cause

A new group hike this fall loops around the top of Pittsburgh on the trails of Emerald View Park.

2 days ago

Biking: River Trail's popularity is helping local businesses

The Confluence and Ohiopyle segment of the trail is one of its most popular. Now, restaurants and guest houses are opening in the area.

2 days ago

 Fans flock on a busy Monday morning at one of Kennywood’s historic roller coasters.

Falling (and riding) in love with Kennywood

Five Post-Gazette interns -- including four out-of-towners -- explore the amusement park. Here are the top-10 things they loved.

2 days ago

 A woman checks in at the Healthy Ride bide station on Liberty Avenue at Stanwix Street  in Downtown Pittsburgh.

Pedal pushers: New bike-sharing initiative makes for an easy ride

Anyone age 18 and older can rent a bike at the 50 rental stations in the city that are part of Pittsburgh Bike Share’s Healthy Ride.

3 days ago

 Kevin Cooney, center, and other members of the West Hills Riders descend the hill through Settlers Cabin Park.

Fellowship a pillar of West Hills Road Riders cycling group

The group holds two rides each week, attracting 25 to 30 bicyclists from Allegheny, Beaver and Washington counties.

3 days ago

Scott awards contracts for new swimming pool

Stoneridge Inc. of Philadelphia will build the new pool and its surrounding fencing for $1,383,500.

3 days ago

McKees Rocks 'feastival' to serve up plenty of food, music, art

The idea for the event is to build on established traditions in McKees Rocks, such as music and ethnic foods.

3 days ago

Kennywood's 4-D theater opens with 'Ice Age' short

Kennywood premiered its newest attraction, “Ice Age: No time For Nuts 4-D,” with a grand opening ceremony.

2 days ago

 More lanes like this one heading into Downtown are planned for Oakland.

More bike lanes coming to Oakland streets

Seeking to accommodate an increasing number of bicycle riders, Pittsburgh plans to install new bike facilities this summer.

3 days ago

 A weisswurst served with mustard, potato pancakes (with sour cream and applesauce) and roasted beets.

Munch goes to Open German Italian Flair

A quirky restaurant in Venetia serves both German and Italian food and more in the basement of a country post office.

4 days ago

  Paella with lobster, mussels, clams, scallops, shrimp, chicken, Spanish sausage and rice with saffron at Mallorca.

On the Table: Mallorca needs to bring menu up to same level as setting and staff

A terrific space and a warm experience draw diners to this South Side stable; if only the food were better.

4 days ago

Let’s Learn From the Past: Roberto Clemente

Roberto Clemente excelled both on and off the baseball field.

4 days ago

Let's talk about science: Fireworks you can make for breakfast

Try this fun experiment with milk and food coloring.

4 days ago

 Robert Randolph & the Family Band play The Feastival in McKees Rocks.

The Hot List of events for the coming weekend

Lots of music, a gaming festival, comedy and even a Regatta on tap for the coming weekend.

4 days ago

 Macy's announced July 13 that the company would close the Downtown Pittsburgh store.

Tic Toc, Arcade Bakery could live on after Macy’s leaves Downtown Pittsburgh site

The agreement under consideration would assign names, branding and intellectual property rights of the restaurant and bakery to the city.

4 days ago

 Todd Saulle of Pop Stop makes popsicles from scratch.

Check out the summer bucket list for Pittsburgh foodies

Explore these foods and dining venues before the curtain comes down on the season.

5 days ago

 Rita's Easy Quiche.

Dairy cookbook salutes farm families, foods

Middlesex farmer’s easy-to-make quiche is among 110 recipes selected by “The Dairy Good Cookbook.”

5 days ago

 Three feta-based dishes, Mediterranean Olive Bread, Healthy Spanakopita and Feta Salsa.

Debate on feta heats up in Monroeville cheese class

A local cheesemonger asks, and a jury decides: Can feta cheese be made outside of Greece?

5 days ago

 Tres Leches Cake.

Food Column: An ode to Latino culture

Potluck picnic will include everything from rice and beans to tres leche cake

5 days ago

Upcoming food events in the Pittsburgh area

Regional food-related events scheduled for the coming weeks.

5 days ago

 Keth Richards performs curing  a recent Rolling Stones concert at Heinz Field.   He is a the subject of an upcoming documentary on Netflix.

Tuned In: Netflix plans new series but no sports

Netflix kicks off the Television Critics Association summer press tour, continuing to disrupt how viewers consume TV content.

5 days ago

Prison politics: Obama makes criminal justice reform a priority

Many have called for fundamental criminal justice reforms for more than a decade. But better late than never.

5 days ago

Turkey’s trials: The United States risks a deeper entanglement

The relationships between Turkey, the Kurds, the Islamic State group and NATO is getting more and more complicated.

5 days ago

Secret cameras: Pittsburghers deserve a citizen-friendly policy

We don’t want to become the City of Big Brotherly Love.

5 days ago

 Ed Helms as Rusty Griswold, and Chris Hemsworth as Stone Crandall, in "Vacation."

Movie review: Newest 'Vacation' takes the low road, too

Second and third generations of Griswolds embark on a disastrous “Vacation” and road trip to Walley World in the comedy starring Ed Helms.

5 days ago

 "A Girl and Her Room," by Rania Matar.

A female lens focuses on the Middle East in 'She Who Tells a Story'

A Carnegie Museum of Art exhibition of 12 women’s photography reveals inner lives of Middle Eastern people often stereotyped in the West.

5 days ago

 Etiquette at weddings is getting harder to navigate as the old rules have given way to new ideas about how and when to do certain traditions.

Ask Natalie: Wedding etiquette continues to change

If there’s no receiving line, it’s best to approach the bride and groom near the end of the reception.

6 days ago

Ancient Greeks were wary of zombies, Pitt archaeologist finds

University researcher Carrie Weaver found that ancient Greek society believed that some individuals were destined to come back to life.

6 days ago

 Mary Kolenchak Miskinis.

Century Club: Centenarian's advice is to stay active

A nanny at 15, Mary Kolenchak Miskinis still sees her charge, who is now 85. She celebrates her 100th birthday.

6 days ago


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