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 Traditional Picnic Basket filled with fried chicken, herbed potato salad, lemonade and chocolate sheet cake.
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Traditional Picnic Basket filled with fried chicken, herbed potato salad, lemonade and chocolate sheet cake.

Go Fourth with a picnic

Make a classic American, Pittsburgh or melting pot basket for this American holiday.


 "Healthy Pasta: The Sexy, Skinny and Smart Way to Eat Your Favorite Food" Joseph Bastianich and Tanya Bastianich Manuali.

Yes, you can eat pasta

Bastianich siblings’ book shows the smart way to do it.



 Baked Salmon Cakes Headshot: Jessica Zapadka. Credit for both: Jessica Zapadka

Food column: New blog advocates clean eating

Jeet Clean? offers recipes, shopping tips for a more healthy lifestyle.



Upcoming food events

Food-related events scheduled for the upcoming weeks.



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Great Gardens Contest


When we asked for spring garden photos, we expected tulips, maybe rhododendrons. But Georgia Killcrece of Shaler has a koi pond, above, that's just as pretty as any spring flower.

The deadlines are July 20 for summer gardens and Sept. 21 for fall/year-round. Submit your entry.




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Travel


An ancient trail in Spain leads to hilltop cathedral and intriguing tales

Stories and camaraderie abound on the pilgrimage routes that lead to Spain’s hilltop Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela.



Be deliberate when taking travel photos

How to take amazing travel photos? Slow down!


 

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Wedding in the Woodlands

It was a sweet day for a sweet couple -- Rich Kolesar and Ashley Thurby of Uniontown.



Recovery Rocks concert supports CLEAR

The plan to party outside was rained out Thursday night but that didn’t dampen the spirits of nearly 300 guests.


 

Lifestyle


Century club: Centenarian cherishes travel memories

Joan Davies Havekotte has seen the world and is now celebrating her 101st birthday.



Carnegie Science Center goes with the flow with 'H2Oh!'

Water Weekends at the Carnegie Science Center are filled to overflowing with cool activities about H2Oh!