Life


Workshops promote the virtues of vermicomposting

Vermicomposting puts worms to work turning food scraps and newspaper into organic fertilizer.


 A dawn redwood tree has a twisted trunk and unusual deciduous needles.

Gardening: A tree that knew the dinosaurs

If you want to grow a tree that the dinosaurs knew, plant a dawn redwood (as long as you have plenty of space).



 This three-bedroom, 21⁄2-bath house is on the market for $330,000.

Buying Here: Garfield

A 112-year-old house in Garfield has been renovated "green" and earned gold LEED certification.



The Karate Kid of Thom McAn

As a former shoe salesman, he knows that helping women choose shoes keeps you on your toes.


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Buying Here: Two-gabled house in Brookline

A house in Brookline features new siding, windows, bamboo floors and heating/central air conditioning.



Home & Garden Notes: Landmarks Foundation offers workshops, tours

Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation offers demonstration workshops, lectures and tours of Chatham University’s Eden Hall Campus, old


 

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Travel


Grand Tetons and Yellowstone: Nature enthralls at parks in Wyoming

September is a great time to visit the Grand Tetons and Yellowstone and Wyoming as crowds begin to dwindle.



Theme parks aim to fight the lines

Amusement parks have plenty of motivation to lessen waits, or at least make them less boring, analysts say.


 

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Big Brothers Big Sisters hosts corporate roast

More than 215 guests attended the BBBS roast at the Heinz History Center and raised roughly $209,000 for the charity.


 

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