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 A hooded pitta at the National Aviary.
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A hooded pitta at the National Aviary.

Let's Talk About Birds: hooded pitta

Pittas are chunky, medium-sized songbirds with long sturdy legs, stout beaks, large eyes, stubby tails and a distinctive plumages.


 Caprese Skillet Eggs.

What's for dinner: Caprese Skillet Eggs

All the flavors of Italy’s favorite salad in an open-skillet egg dish.



 Mary Ann Wellener.

Steel Advice: He wants to turn off wife's binge-TV watching

The husband should come up with more couple activities to enjoy with his wife to dissuade her from excessive TV binge watching.



Pittsburgh man on kayak trip to Gulf Coast

Mark Oddo of East Liberty is kayaking down the rivers to Mobile, Ala.


Homes »


Home & Garden notes: Hard-to-recycle collection on tap

Plus: Homewood Cemetery celebrates Founders Day and Friendship Hill holds a special tour.



Buying Here: Uptown

Retired architect Sam Kiss put his Uptown empire up for sale: a loft above a storefront, six commercial lots and Sir Samelot.


 

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Shop ’n Save store owners are in it together — on their own

There are now 100 stores in Pennsylvania, West Virginia, west Maryland, eastern Ohio and upstate New York that carry the name Shop ’n Save.



Urban farmer Aldo Sauro finds his calling

Aldo Sauro's card table at the East Liberty Farmers Market is an array of fava beans, lettuce, basil and raspberries in foam containers.


 

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Style & Fashion


Down the aisle in grand style: Couples find fresh ways to customize their big day

Where and how couples are celebrating their wedding is evolving, giving them more choices to pepper their big day with their personalities.



Schee shoes' new bridal collection marries fashion, philanthropy

The Cranberry-based brand is coming out with a line of shoes for brides. Part of the proceeds will go to the Wish Upon A Wedding non-profit.


 

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#SEENWedding: Chocolate is for Lovers

Candace Sarris, daughter of Bill and Jamie Sarris of Sarris Candy, wed Robert "Tino" Rionda III on Saturday.



SEEN: SWARM celebrates urban beekeeping

Hive325 is the first urban apiary Downtown.  It’s located on the roof of the Duquesne Club.


 

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