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Setting the SEEN: Behind the scenes at EQT Pittsburgh Three Rivers Regatta

The PG’s Natalie Bencivenga and Sara Bauknecht preview the Ferris wheel, sand sculpture and more at the EQT Pittsburgh Three Rivers Regatta!


 John Bonassi, left, chairman of the Pittsburgh Three Rivers Regatta board, and Derek Weber, regatta director, talk about changes to the weekend schedule this morning at Point State Park.

Three Rivers Regatta cancels all water-based activities this weekend

Land-based activities, including musical performances and Saturday’s fireworks display, will go on as scheduled.



 Powerboats and Jet Skis take to the water this weekend as part of the EQT Pittsburgh Three Rivers Regatta, which kicks off today at Point State Park. Organizers will decide today whether to cancel some events due to the weather and high water levels in the river. Crowds gathered, above, for the 2012 powerboats show.

Independence, fireworks: Fourth of July holiday weekend has arrived

Officials are urging caution and common sense during what one group calls “the most dangerous holiday weekend of the year.”



 Fireworks are seen from Grandview Avenue atop Mt. Washington last Fourth of July.

Look to the sky all year for fireworks

Fireworks displays on July 4 dwindle as the industry shifts to offering pyrotechnics throughout the year.



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Great Gardens Contest


When we asked for spring garden photos, we expected tulips, maybe rhododendrons. But Georgia Killcrece of Shaler has a koi pond, above, that's just as pretty as any spring flower.

The deadlines are July 20 for summer gardens and Sept. 21 for fall/year-round. Submit your entry.




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    Penn State helps DIYers go from farm to fork

    Two classes –– Midsummer Night’s (Berry) Jam and Ferment This (From Kimchi to Kraut) –– were designed to take advantage of summer’s bounty.



    Don't declare a war on peas! PG food editor tries 'controversial' guac recipe

    President Barack Obama and presidential candidate Jeb Bush even chimed in, noting peas have no place in guacamole.


     

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    Travel


    An ancient trail in Spain leads to hilltop cathedral and intriguing tales

    Stories and camaraderie abound on the pilgrimage routes that lead to Spain’s hilltop Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela.



    Be deliberate when taking travel photos

    How to take amazing travel photos? Slow down!


     

    Seen


    Wedding in the Woodlands

    It was a sweet day for a sweet couple -- Rich Kolesar and Ashley Thurby of Uniontown.



    Recovery Rocks concert supports CLEAR

    The plan to party outside was rained out Thursday night but that didn’t dampen the spirits of nearly 300 guests.


     

    Lifestyle


    Century club: Centenarian cherishes travel memories

    Joan Davies Havekotte has seen the world and is now celebrating her 101st birthday.



    Carnegie Science Center goes with the flow with 'H2Oh!'

    Water Weekends at the Carnegie Science Center are filled to overflowing with cool activities about H2Oh!