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 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.

about 15 hours ago


There’s stage of life when nothing beats licking grandpups

Licking on grandpups is a wonderful way to spend time.

about 14 hours 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?

1 day ago


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

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

2 days ago


 CapCon 244.

Caption contest 244 ... and the winners of 243

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

2 days 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.

4 days ago


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

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

4 days 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.

5 days 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!

6 days 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.

1 week 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.

1 week ago


Back to School: Ceramics charade became big lesson for a future teacher

He received a lifelong lesson in a lot more than just art from ceramics teacher.

1 week ago




Summer Memories: Kids could enjoy lovely atmosphere at Pappy’s place

Pappy’s house in the country was a special place to spend summer days and nights.

1 week ago


 Anna Misiaszek stands with her daughter Natalie Misiaszek outside their new Alfred's Deli & Market in Polish Hill.

Diana Nelson Jones' Walkabout: Polish Hill market gives itself new look like neighborhood

Old World deli finds new lease on life in Polish Hill, where more residents want local produce, vegan and gluten-free fare.

2 weeks ago


 Craig Davis, CEO of VisitPittsburgh, touts its new ad campaign.

Gary Rotstein’s The Morning File: Slogan must be mighty beautiful to lure tourists

The new tourism slogan is good, but there’s always room for tweaks.

2 weeks ago


Caption contest 243 ... and the winners of 242

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

2 weeks ago


 Alexander McClure in 1860

Eyewitness 1864: Rebels in Chambersburg set out to settle score

Confederates had at least two reasons for torching the home of Alexander McClure when they occupied Chambersburg on July 30, 1864.

2 weeks ago


Peter Leo: We need commercial to tell us about cure for ads we just hate

If only there were a drug to take when watching TV commercials.

2 weeks ago


Random Acts of Kindness: Many pitched in to help after a dog was attacked

Also: A purse left on top of car ended up back with owner; tourists benefited from one parker’s generosity.

2 weeks ago


Summer memories: Image is still warm of an ice ball man who served Uptown

Grandfather is a warm, long-lasting memory as “The Icy Ball Man” of Uptown.

2 weeks ago


 Kite Hill Park in Garfield

Diana Nelson Jones' Walkabout: Garfield park space is far more valuable than it may appear

Often forgotten and underused, Kite Hill Park in Garfield has a resurgence of interest as the neighborhood draws more young families.

3 weeks ago


Gary Rotstein's The Morning File: Fairway violence is getting to be par for the course

Tensions around the world have escalated to such a violent level that it might dissuade any rational individual from stepping outside.

3 weeks ago


Rats at home in Louvre garden

Summer’s a busy time around the Louvre, for rats as well as tourists.

3 weeks ago


Summer memories: Magic of Pacific Avenue for a boy in 1930s still flickers for him

South Pacific Avenue in Bloomfield felt like a magical summer place in the 1930s ... and still does.

3 weeks ago


Random Acts of Kindness: Good Clevelanders made up for the misbehavior of others

Also: Motorists alertly pointed out scooter rider’s potential risk; restaurant’s notable gesture helped a widow with her loss.

3 weeks ago


 Richard Nixon departs from the White House on the day of his resignation.

Op Ed / Storytelling: Nixon’s resignation felt like a little piece of everyone’s history

We all played a role, in our own small way, while watching the tragedy of a president’s downfall unfold 40 years ago.

3 weeks ago


 Cierra Blye, 18, reads to Zahara Chapman, 6, as part of the Reading Warrior program.

Diana Nelson Jones' Walkabout : Reading program binds teens to kids ripe to be mentored

Big kids and little kids help each other nurture a love of reading in city group’s Reading Warrior program.

4 weeks ago


Gary Rotstein’s The Morning File: Pittsburgh Pout or not, won't you just 'Talk to me'?

It’d be nice if everybody would talk to everybody -- maybe.

4 weeks ago


Caption contest 242 ... and the winners of 241

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

1 month ago



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