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 Jan K. Mayr's dog Piper at Franklin Regional High School. The 11-year-old border collie was one of the therapy dogs who helped students cope.
Jan K. Mayr
Jan K. Mayr's dog Piper at Franklin Regional High School. The 11-year-old border collie was one of the therapy dogs who helped students cope.

Pet Tales: Therapy dogs a class act at Franklin Regional High School

Ten therapy dogs helped students ease their anxieties when they returned to Franklin Regional High School.


Peter McKay: Spoiler alerts ruining TV binge-viewing for the rest of us

TV watchers who binge on favorite shows have only one weapon against spoilers -- hands over ears and yodeling "Lalalala!"



Another project looms for Parke

Hank Parke receives well-deserved recognition after years of dedicated public service in Somerset County.



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Everest disaster awakens climber's memories

Local watchmaker Michael Kobold reflects on Sherpa safety in wake of Mount Everest disaster



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Emporio gives diners meatballs galore

At the restaurant, he makes four types of meatballs -- classic beef, spicy pork, vegetarian and chicken -- as well as a meatball of the day.



Dine: Four top Pittsburgh chefs get ready to fete culinary icon Thomas Keller

What do you cook for Thomas Keller, one of the most recognizable chefs in the world? A Pittsburgh Botanic Garden gala will provide answers.


 

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Travel


This brewery in the New Mexico desert is not a mirage

From the dry dust of the New Mexican desert rises a brewery run by Benedictine monks.



A fitting year to hike Dylan Thomas trail

During the centennial of the birth of famed Welsh poet and author Dylan Thomas, festivals, tours and special readings are planned.


 

Seen


Rainbow Gala held at the Westin Convention Center

Roughly 750 guests came out to enjoy the 22nd annual event that supports the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.



Dirty Ball supports Attack Theatre

More than 1,000 patrons partied in a warehouse in the South Side to raise funds for the theater.


 

Lifestyle


New group seeks to run Conneaut Lake Park

A reconfigured group of trustees wants a judge to let it oversee the historic 122-year-old amusement park in Crawford County.



Former first lady's tiara sought for exhibit

A Canton, Ohio, museum is raising funds to bring Ida Saxton McKinley's jewelry back from the "Pawn Stars" shop in Las Vegas.


 

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