An e-reader would make a great present for both grandchildren and grandparents.
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An e-reader would make a great present for both grandchildren and grandparents.

Shop Holiday 2015: Gifts grandparents and grandkids can share

Among the suggestions: Cooking classes and a membership to the National Aviary.

Century Club: Centenarian advocates a life of activity, giving back

“You gotta keep moving or you die,” says Helen Nothwang of Bloomfield, who was born Nov. 23, 1915.

Ask Natalie: Mind your manners this holiday season

Here’s some advice on how to survive holiday parties with friends, family and co-workers.

 Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy young naturalist Kevin Tyler examines an earthworm in Frick Park.

Let’s Talk About Parks: Worms

While earthworms are sometimes thought of as simply being food for birds and fish, they play an important role in the health of our soil.

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Seeing spots: Leopard prints leap back into home decor

It’s mostly upholstery that sports the exotic animal pattern, but lamps, rugs and occasional pieces also have found their wild side.

Christmas in Ben Avon: Holiday house tour set for Dec. 5

The tour includes a century-old house that is both beautiful and functional, with an elevator that can accommodate a wheelchair.




Past winner Renovation Inspiration Contest: Dave and Nancy Eshelman's kitchen on the South Side
The Post-Gazette's and Design Center Pittsburgh's 10th annual Renovation Inspiration Contest is underway!

Enter one of the three categories for this year's competition right here. A grand prize and one or two honorable mentions will be awarded in each category. Entries must be submitted no later than Jan. 23.

Full contest rules


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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.

On the Table: Poros offers an interesting menu

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


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The 52nd annual Medallion Ball

St. Lucy’s Auxiliary to the Blind honors 112 young women with the Joan of Arc Medallion for their many hours of service.

Lush Life Masquerade at Hotel Indigo benefits Kelly-Strayhorn Theater

To celebrate Billy Strayhorn’s 100th birthday, Hotel Indigo became party central on Saturday night for the Kelly-Strayhorn Theater.



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.