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 Bruce Goodman and Matthew Burns, both 7, spread mulch on a trail at the Pittsburgh Botanic Garden in Oakdale as part of a service project for their Cub Scout Pack 225.
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Bruce Goodman and Matthew Burns, both 7, spread mulch on a trail at the Pittsburgh Botanic Garden in Oakdale as part of a service project for their Cub Scout Pack 225.

Pittsburgh Botanic Garden opens Wednesday for year-round enjoyment

The 460-acre garden in Oakdale opens April 1 with lots of outdoor family activities on the schedule.


 Kraft and Heinz products are shown in Chicago, Ill. Kraft Foods Group Inc. said it will merge with H.J. Heinz Co. to form the third largest food and beverage company in North America with revenue of about $28 billion.

Is change an ingredient in Heinz-Kraft merger?

Heinz, Kraft wedding yields some interesting recipes.



 Kyle Chandler is the brother who tries to save the Rayburn family on the new Netflix series, "Bloodline."

5 Things We Love Right Now

Get ready for the weekend with 5 Things We Love



 Suzan Schultz in her kitchen. The living room is to the left.

Innovative Mt. Lebanon rehab creates a comfortable home retreat

Mt. Lebanon designer a co-winner of Renovation Inspiration Contest for opening up her mid-century stone house and making it more modern.

  • Mt. Lebanon house wins Renovation Inspiration Contest



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    Setting the SEEN


    Are you ready for a smooth weekend -- and smooth skin?

    In this week's "Setting the SEEN," SEEN editor Natalie Bencivenga and style editor Sara Bauknecht chat with 21-year-old Lani Lazzari, whose sugar scrub brand Simple Sugars is marking its 10th year in business, new products and a headquarters expansion.

    Plus, Natalie and Sara sport their best pink chic styles for the visit thanks to ModCloth.

    From May 2014: Simple Sugars still finds business sweet a year after 'Shark Tank' deal




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    Restaurants


    Le Diner en Blanc is coming to Pittsburgh this summer

    International series of “secret” dinners to hit Pittsburgh in summer of 2015.



    Restaurant owners find historic home in Brownsville

    The new Twelve Oaks Restaurant & Tavern in Brownsville is an upscale eatery and boutique in a mansion in the historic river town.


     

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    Travel


    Adventures on New River Gorge

    Adventures on the Gorge, started eight years to broaden recreational options in West Virginia, add features every year.



    Funky Hawaiian island welcomes visitors but eschews the touristy

    Find James Bond, ‘Bali Hai’ scenery in Kauai’s proud, culture-rich Hanalei


     

    Seen


    Red Cross Ball held at The Omni William Penn

    More than 250 supporters attended the gala that raised funds for the American Red Cross of Southwestern Pennsylvania.



    American Ireland Fund hosts event at Heinz Field Club East Lounge

    This was the 39th anniversary of the Ireland Fund, which focuses on programs of peace, education, arts and culture throughout Ireland.


     

    Lifestyle


    George Takei headlines Pittsburgh Humanities Festival

    "Smart Talk About Stuff That Matters," opening today, will also feature Azar Nafisi, John Sayles, Anthony DeCurtis and Tony Buba.



    The hot list of events for the coming weekend

    PSO horns take center stage at the Pittsburgh Symphony, Barry Manilow hits town for maybe the last time and the Bunny Trolley begins to run.


     

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