Life


 Portrait of Edith Darlington Ammon.
Fort Pitt Society Collections
Portrait of Edith Darlington Ammon.

Garden at Point State Park will honor the woman who saved the Fort Pitt Block House

With help from the Fort Pitt Society of the D.A.R. and a legislator, Edith Darlington Ammon fought to save the historic building.


 Ham, Swiss and Spinach Quiche

What's for Dinner: Ham, Swiss and Spinach Quiche

Real men eat quiche, especially when it includes leftover Easter ham.



Carnegie Library's Downtown branch expands services for children

Downtown library expands children's services and adds a children's librarian to meet changing demographics in the Golden Triangle.



Tales are full of word-play

"Ava and Pip" and "Hi, Koo! A Year of Seasons" are two books that explore relationships and language language.



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In Easter's honor, 2 more eggy recipes

In the spirit of Easter, try these egg recipes: Angel Food Cake with Raspberry Sauce and Leeks Vinaigrette with Herbed Quail Eggs.



Dine: Cookbooks teach home cooks best

While searching for recipes online might be easy and quick, cookbooks fulfill another mission: They teach home cooks to cook.


 

Restaurants


Emporio gives diners meatballs galore

This "Meatball Joint" is an economical answer to family dining Downtown, with classic beef, spicy pork, vegetarian and chicken on the menu.



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


Travel Notes: Airlines offer bigger seats at a bigger cost

Southwest, USAirways and other airlines are making room for comfort with bigger seating options.



Apps help friends vacation together

Two new travel apps are harnessing the power of Facebook to help friends spend some time together.


 

Seen


Yale Wiffenpoofs perform at Pittsburgh Golf Club

The oldest collegiate a cappella group entertains Pittsburgh before embarking on world tour.



Pittsburgh Social Exchange’s Salute Your Troops Gala

More than $10,000 was raised on Wednesday to help support the Wounded Warrior Project.


 

Lifestyle


Ukrainian orphan learned customs of her homeland when she came to Carnegie

For Eryna Honchar, learning the ancient Ukrainian tradition of pysanky was about more than coloring Easter eggs.



Homewood Children's Village: mending the fabric of the community

The concept -- "it takes a village to raise a child" -- takes hold in Homewood to repair the neighborhood's social fabric.


 

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