The Daniel Finch mural "Lady Commonwealth" at the Susquehanna Art Museum.
The Daniel Finch mural "Lady Commonwealth" at the Susquehanna Art Museum.

Harrisburg sheds its stodgy image

Pennsylvania’s state capitol is a hidden gem in plain sight in a city building a reputation as a foodie and sightseeing destination.

Stylebook snapshot: Pittsburgh's December fashion scoop

Whatever you celebrate this holiday season, here are some tips to help keep your style on point, with a few shopping tips sprinkled in.

 The "Harry Potter Coloring Book #1" is available for less than $10 at Barnes & Noble.

Shop Holiday 2015: Gifts for kids ages 5-10

These suggestions aim to exercise their minds and imaginations.

 Holiday card created by Mary Lois Verrilla for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

Send a card, support a charity in the Pittsburgh region

Pittsburgh charities once again sell holiday cards this season to raise money to support their clients, special causes.


Your fall 2015 guide to Pittsburgh dining

Rob Nungesser, Jenn Bree, and Lauren Davis at the bar in Poros in Market Square.
What's the best place for a birthday meal? Which restaurant offers a classic red sauce?

Post-Gazette dining critic Melissa McCart answers those questions and more as part of our fall 2015 Dining Guide.

Plate: Cooking tips, recipes, reviews and more

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On the Table: Poros offers an interesting menu

With an expensive location, design and concept, Poros is the most ambitious restaurant of the moment.

County health department closes Hot Spot Cyber Cafe in North Versailles

Inspection reports for food facilities in the county are available online via the health department’s website.


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Into the WILD event raises funds for Allegheny Land Trust

The Allegheny Land Trust welcomed guests to the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium on Saturday night to celebrate the work of its volunteers.

War on Women Art Show benefits Planned Parenthood

Hundreds turn out to support Planned Parenthood and the work it does to support women’s causes.



Peter McKay: My war on Christmas (decorations)

Who would have thought he would ever want the holidays without the trimmings?

5 Things We Are Loving This Week, Nov. 28, 2015

Newlyweds Joe Manganiello of Mt. Lebanon and Sofia Vergara are asking asking guests to make donations in lieu of wedding gifts.