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 Todd Siegel in his backyard garden in Squirrel Hill.
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Todd Siegel in his backyard garden in Squirrel Hill.

How to grow a gardener

A water leak and a bare patch of dirt transform a non-gardener into a Great Gardens Contest winner for late summer/early fall.


 Different types of dahlias make an eye-catching arrangement.

For best results, treat Dahlia like a diva

Dahlia is a high-maintenance diva, but if she is treated well, she can be the queen of a fall garden.



 Front exterior of the house for sale at 912 Berkshire Ave in Pittsburgh's Brookline neighborhood.

Buying Here: Two-gabled house in Brookline

A house in Brookline features new siding, windows, bamboo floors and heating/central air conditioning.



 Carving pumpkins is a great activity for all to enjoy.

Host a pumpkin carving party this weekend

Pumpkin carving is a simple, fun affair for everyone to enjoy.


Homes »


Home & Garden Notes: Landmarks Foundation offers workshops, tours

Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation offers demonstration workshops, lectures and tours of Chatham University’s Eden Hall Campus, old



Buying Here: Canonsburg

An early 1900s house in Canonsburg has a turret and second-floor apartment.


 

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    Food »


    Get a taste of Primanti Bros. anywhere in the U.S.

    The eatery has partnered with a food delivery service to ship sandwich packs nationwide through November.



    Business dining: It's not about the food.

    Mandatory “etiquette dinner” shows Carnegie Mellon University business students how it should be done.


     

    Restaurants


    New executive chef at Soba builds on the Big Burrito Restaurant Group's tradition

    At Soba in Shadyside, Dustin Gardner has been groomed for the gig, carrying on Big Burrito's tradition of innovation and quality.



    Dine: Let's never tolerate harassing behavior

    Incidences of sexual harassment in restaurants are everybody’s business.


     

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    Style & Fashion


    Steelers fashion show Friday at Heinz Field

    The Steelers Style runway show celebrates 40 years of well-dressed athletes supporting the Cancer Caring Center and UPMC Sports Medicine.



    Brain surgeon Bill Bookwalter is also a beekeeper

    Fox Chapel neurosurgeon Bill Bookwalter finds his hives a sweet sanctuary from the operating room.


     

    Travel


    Sultanate of Oman is safe, laid-back

    Oman, on the edge of the Arabian Peninsula, bewitches visitors with its striking beauty, mix of cultures and relaxed pace.



    Sites in southeastern Missouri shine in movie 'Gone Girl'

    Sites in southeastern Missouri shine in movie “Gone Girl.”  Cape Girardeau plays the role of the fictional North Carthage.


     

    Seen


    Pittsburgh Opera hosts 60th Diamond Horseshoe Ball

    Roughly 300 guests helped raise more than $300,000 for the opera.



    Amachi Pittsburgh hosts event at Pittsburgh Center for the Arts

    Amachi Pittsburgh celebrated its 10th anniversary in supporting children and families of incarcerated parents with its mentoring program.


     

    Lifestyle


    Hot List of events for the coming weekend

    Pittsburgh Musical Theater’s “A Chorus Line,” New Horizon’s “Queens of the Blues.” Music: Boz Scaggs, Judy Collins, the Meat Puppets ...



    Natural History Museum reaches out to over-21 crowd

    Carnegie Museum of Natural History opens doors to the nightlife crowd with “Haunted Museum ... After Dark.”


     

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