Life


 The Southern Leopard Frog.
Smithsonian Institution/Richard Pell
The Southern Leopard Frog.

Let's talk about: Biology and art

Richard Pell’s disturbing photos on display at Pittsburgh Filmmakers of animals involved in biologic testing show mix of biology and art.


 Mary Ann Wellener

Steel Advice: Take a break from this friend

Distancing yourself from a negative friend is OK.



  Helen Marie Chelko Fieo turned 100 on Sept. 3.

Century Club: Two Pittsburgh-region women turn 100

Helen Marie Chelko Fieo and Georgia Crawford turn 100. The secrets to their longevity? Family, a healthy lifestyle and the Pirates.



 James and Susanne Wilkinson.

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra: For Your Eyes Only gala

The sold-out party grossed roughly $1.1 million for the symphony.


Homes »


Designer banishes dark wood from grand Tudor in Shadyside

New York designer persuades Shadyside homeowner to take a lighter touch on a dark Tudor. Now it’s on the Shadyside House Tour.



Buying Here: New Sewickley

A rustic log house is one of five built by an extended family in 1979.


 

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Dine: How Blue Hill at Stone Barns in Hudson Valley influences U.S. food trends

Chef Dan Barber, author of “The Third Plate,” lures travelers with produce and policy to Blue Hill at Stone Barns outside New York City.



Star chef plays 'The Third Plate'

Blue Hill at Stone Barns’ star chef Dan Barber reflects on changing how we cook and eat.


 

Restaurants


Restaurant Scene: Chick'n Bubbly ushers in crispy concept with its Korean-style fried chicken

In a neighborhood that caters to students, Oakland's Chick'n Bubbly sets a new standard for fast-casual with Korean fried chicken.



Dine: Pittsburgh restaurant scene may be heading for shakeout

Despite the restaurant boom in Pittsburgh, there are signs of strain across the city.


 

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Travel


Autumn shows its true colors in northeastern Pennsylvania

Enjoying the fall colors and waterfalls at Ricketts Glen State Park in northeastern Pennsylvania.



A Signature 'Sunday' worth a trip to Arlington, Va.

The Village at Shirlington has experienced a renaissance since the mid-2000s, including the award-winning Signature Theatre.


 

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A rum-tasting event raises funds for Hopital Albert Schweitzer

Roughly 100 patrons came out to Maggie’s Farm in support of Hopital Albert Schweitzer in Haiti, raising more than $5,000.



Sunflowers, artistic pillows shine light on POWER benefit.

More than 300 guests attended the fundraising auction held at Perlora on the South Side.


 

Lifestyle


Design Center names CEO

Chris Koch becomes CEO of the Design Center, a Downtown nonprofit that encourages good design and planning of the built environment.



Maryland, Pennsylvania win Miss America prelims

Miss Pennsylvania and Miss Maryland won preliminary competitions Thursday night in The Miss America pageant.


 

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