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 Donald C. Jefferson was 92 when he donned his World War I uniform again for a photograph in 1988. It still fit Mr. Jefferson was 98 when he passed away in 1994.
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Donald C. Jefferson was 92 when he donned his World War I uniform again for a photograph in 1988. It still fit Mr. Jefferson was 98 when he passed away in 1994.

Black pharmacy student from Pittsburgh served nation, fought for equality in World War I protest

Donald C. Jefferson of Pittsburgh was among a small group of African-Americans to be commissioned as U.S. Army officers during World War I.


 Chipped Ham pink nail polish by Gridlock Lacquer, $7 at gridlocklacquer.com.

Gridlock Lacquer's Chipped Ham pink nail polish is perfectly Pittsburgh

The lunch meat’s pinkish hue inspired one of the colors in the brand’s Pittsburgh-themed nail polish collection.



 Frank Bingaman took this front-page picture of Private John E. Brown of Thornburg greeting his sweetheart Lucinda Brown -- no relation. Mr. Brown was a soldier in the segregated 351st Field Artillery when it marched through Downtown on March 7, 1919, following service in France.

Pittsburgh mobilizes 'classes, colors and creeds' to greet returning black soldiers

In 1919, the return of black soldiers and officers from 351st Field Artillery in World War I drew huge crowds in Pittsburgh.



 A statue reclines inside Kataluwa Purvarama Temple, where the walls are lined with 19th century paintings.

Sri Lanka's south coast a traveler's delight

Tourism blossoms in Sri Lanka, which offers everything for the intrepid traveler: hiking, ancient ruins, all-night parties, luxury villas.


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Buying Here: Elizabeth Township

After 27 years, a couple has decided to sell their historic farm in Elizabeth Township, one of only three intact from the 1800s.



Crafters up-cycle wooden pallets into furniture

Doctor and third-grade teacher find inspiration in up-cycling wooden pallets into wine racks, end tables, picture frames and more.


 

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The 89th annual Cinderella Ball held at the Omni William Penn

Natalie Bencivenga’s SEEN: The Cinderella Ball at the Omni William Penn Grand Ballroom was a flurry of excitement (and puffy white dresses).



Pittsburgh Film Office hosts pre-Oscars celebration

Lots of fun was to be had at J. Verno in the South Side where the Pittsburgh Film Office held its annual pre-Oscars celebration.


 

Lifestyle


Brereton evolves: How Polish Hill's business district has changed in the past 85 years

This installment of the Storefront Project shows how Brereton Street has evolved as markets and shops have closed.



Sunday Assembly Pittsburgh: A ‘godless congregation’ that aims to do good

Sunday Assembly, launched in 2013, claims 65 chapters, with Pittsburgh’s opening last fall. It celebrates “the one life we know we have.”


 

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