Preservationists are trying to sway the fate of 6012-6018 Penn Ave.

Diana Nelson Jones' Walkabout: Historic buildings in East Liberty pose a challenge

Preservationists try to make the case for saving three of East Liberty’s old buildings.

about 4 hours ago

 Gidget, in Oregon last week, a long way from home in Philly

Gary Rotstein’s The Morning File: On the road with Gidget, the dog, discovering America

The Jack Russell terrier, missing from its Philadelphia home for five months, showed up in Oregon. Wonder what she was thinking ...

1 day ago

 High-wire performer Nik Wallenda practices in Sarasota, Fla.

Wallenda to walk high in Windy City

Nik Wallenda is all about spectacle, a showman who crossed Niagara Falls and an Arizona gorge on a high wire.

3 days ago

Storytelling: People once understood how it paid to be thrifty

People no longer seem to believe thriftiness pays off.

4 days ago

Random Acts of Kindness: Example set by church women won many people free hot dogs

Plus: Stricken runner was rescued by CPR and other speedy aid, help received at local casino impressed a non-Pittsburgher.

5 days ago

Local Dispatch: Volunteer gene boosts rewards of retirement

Retirement brings all kinds of fulfilling options, once you’re tired of watching TV.

6 days ago

 A view from the first floor of the Paramount Film Exchange.

Diana Nelson Jones' Walkabout: Paramount building’s sequel is a new start Uptown

The sturdy building, where theater owners saw previews of films, was vacant for years. Saved and restored, it’s filled with new businesses.

1 week ago

Gary Rotstein’s The Morning File: Roger Goodell, lend me your ear

Roger,  I’m writing out of concern for the image and future of a league without which it would be hard to imagine life in Pittsburgh.

1 week ago

 Caption contest 245

Caption Contest 245 ... and the winners of CapCon 244

Stacy Innerst is the artist. You are the caption writer.

1 week ago

 Marilyn A. and David Posner

Storytelling: Theirs was a first date that beat seeing the Beatles

It wasn’t like meeting the Beatles -- it was better.

1 week ago

Random Acts of Kindness: A sim­ple gift of flow­ers made mu­si­cian feel grand

Plus: Stranger’s de­tec­tive work got credit cards to owner; stricken mother aided; dog bites an­other, hu­man help is ap­pre­ci­ated.

1 week ago

 Alexandra Zottola and her dog Lola

Animal Tales: Newlywed buoyant at return of woman’s best friend

Alexandra Zottola adopted Lola, a black lab/​pit bull mix, in 2006, the summer she turned 14.

1 week ago

Sharon Randall: Picture postcards from the past help with healing

Looking at photos of our long-departed parents, with smiles on their faces and light in their eyes shining down upon me, just feels good.

2 weeks ago

 One family thinks Chuck Noll had play-calling help in the 1970s.

Steelers Nation: Dad played role of secret savant in team’s success

While we watched Steelers games in the 1970s, my father would pick up the phone at a cru­cial mo­ment and hush the room into si­lence ...

2 weeks ago

Random Acts of Kindness: Worker descends from high up to teach how to jump a battery

Plus: Trucker made special effort to return couple’s lost keys; gift certificate was no good, but one stranger was very good; and more ...

2 weeks ago

 A  series of snow squalls blew through the Pittsburgh area.  This is a view of the Pittsburgh skyline from the Southside near the Duquesne Incline inn 2013.

Out-of-Towners: After a chilly start, she’s warming up to hilly Pittsburgh

The Steel City has lured my beloved back, and I — so captivated by him — have followed.

2 weeks ago

 From left, Brad Yoder, Julie Pezzino and Fred Kraybill at Grow Pittsburgh’s Shiloh Peace Garden.

Diana Nelson Jones' Walkabout: New energy enlivens a corner lot

Property owner and Grow Pittsburgh team up to create what’s likely the greenest corner lot in the city.

3 weeks ago

There’s stage of life when nothing beats licking grandpups

Licking on grandpups is a wonderful way to spend time.

3 weeks ago

Gary Rotstein's The Morning File: Shoot, it’s never too early to start firing

What do 9-year-old girls like these days? Chuck E. Cheese? Bowling? How about a trip to the shooting range?

3 weeks ago

Eyewitness 1864: Editors assail Lincoln for his re-election bid

The local paper was among President Abraham Lincoln’s persistent critics.

3 weeks ago

 CapCon 244.

Caption contest 244 ... and the winners of 243

Stacy Innerst is the artist. You are the caption writer.

3 weeks ago

Sharon Randall: Savor family time all the more for craziness

All families are crazy, which is all the more reason to savor the memories.

3 weeks ago

Raves: High school football takes joy of parents to a whole new level

There’s something special about Western Pennsylvania high school football.

3 weeks ago

Random Acts of Kindness: The history and purpose of the column

May 8, 2005, marked the first appearance of a random act of kindness in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

3 weeks ago

 Pittsburgh rocker Joe Grushecky

Raves: Grushecky’s music can offer inspiration not to ever give up

Joe Gru­shecky’s voice is, and al­ways has been, a voice to be reck­oned with!

3 weeks ago

 James Patrick and Jolene Dames at Stonehenge.

Diana Nelson Jones' Walkabout: Pittsburgh couple's route to dream lifestyle is global house-sitting

Some people have dream jobs, some have dream vacations. You would be lucky to have both, but dreams are all about interpretation.

4 weeks ago

Gary Rotstein’s Morning File: This douse of news should feel no better than an ice bucket

News of the summer is worth recapping with a quiz.

4 weeks ago


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