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 A park ranger stands guard in a second floor room of the Gallatin House, which, at one time belonged to Treasury Secretary Albert Gallatin.
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A park ranger stands guard in a second floor room of the Gallatin House, which, at one time belonged to Treasury Secretary Albert Gallatin.

Tour unlocks history as they explore the nooks and crannies of the Albert Gallatin homestead

Top-to-bottom tour shows off Albert Gallatin’s pride and joy, Friendship Hill in Fayette County.


 A mature oak tree in Sewickley Cemetery illustrates the importance of a strong central leader and wide angles at which branches meet the main trunk. A narrow angle makes a branch more likely to break in a storm.

Garden Q&A: Take your time when choosing a tree

Because trees last for decades, special care must be taken when selecting, planting and maintaining them during their lifetime.



 Artist and composer Abby Aresty has turned sounds recorded around Pittsburgh into an installation at Phipps Center for Sustainable Landscapes.

Sound installation at Phipps teaches visitors to pay attention

Iowa artist, composer captures the sounds of Pittsburgh in installation you can hear at Phipps Center for Sustainable Landscapes.

  • PG Audio: Excerpt from artist/composer Abby Aresty's "Of Earth and Sun" installation at Phipps Center for Sustainable Landscapes.



  • New gift shop at Carnegie Museum of Art opens next Saturday

    Carnegie Museum of Art to open new gift shop that will provide a new shopping experience.


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    Albert Gallatin: scholar, lawmaker, ambassador, banker

    He served as member of the state assembly, briefly as a U.S. senator and as a member of Congress before Thomas Jefferson named him treasury



    At the Gallatin house, tours and a festival

    Friendship Hill is located about 70 miles south of Pittsburgh on Route 166 between Masontown and Point Marion.


     

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    Stock up for your Labor Day picnic

    There’s no shortage of unique markets throughout Pittsburgh to help you throw the perfect picnic.



    Nestle’s Toll House teardrop chocolate morsel turns 75

    For that simple, crunchy pleasure of a chocolate chip cookie, you have Ruth Wakefield and Nestle Toll House to thank.


     

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    Style & Fashion


    Stars walked Emmys carpet in red-hot looks

    They kept it classy with sophisticated silhouettes and muted hues that were balanced by a range of reds and a smattering of sparkles.



    A stay in St. Tropez

    St. Tropez is more than a jet-set destination on the French Riviera. It’s a sensory experience that takes much than a day to appreciate.


     

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    Orchids in the Moonlight event held at the Fairmont

    Ladies Hospital Aid Society raises $100,000 for its Orchid Fund that helps those suffering from hair loss due to chemotherapy.



    Cookie cruise raises funds for local charities

    The 22nd annual Bob O’Connor Cookie Cruise set sail from the Gateway Clipper Docks on Wednesday.


     

    Lifestyle


    The Hot List of activities for the coming weekend

    Ribs and football, colonial crafts, county fairs and men with muscles on the slate for the holiday weekend.



    Pittsburghers have chosen some original wedding venues

    A train station is a unique spot for a wedding, but it’s not the oddest location that locals have chosen to tie the knot.


     

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