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 Manuel Kolski in a recent photo for Century Club.
Manuel Kolski in a recent photo for Century Club.

Century Club: Centnarian calls long life a victory over Nazis

Manny Kolski counts his 100th birthday as a victory over the Nazis who killed his mother and 1.1 million other Jews at Auschwitz II-


 Halibut with Tomato and Spinach.

What's for dinner: Halibut with Tomato and Spinach

This exquisite tomato-based dish from my favorite Italian chef, Lidia Bastianich, has just a handful of ingredients.



 A kookaburra.

Let's Talk About Birds: Laughing kookaburra

In grade school music class many of us learned about a strange bird with a funny-sounding name —  that merry king of the bush, laughing.



 BabyBackups are hypoallergenic, absorbent, wedge shaped pads that easily attach to any diaper brand, stopping any spillage from the diaper.

Franklin Park couple come up with solution to 'diaper disasters'

Megan and Steve DeFrancesco have invented “Baby Backups” to help parents avoid those messy diaper blowouts.


Homes »


Some singles see value in mortgage payment

But homeownership barriers have made it less likely for people in their 20s and 30s to be owners than in previous generations.



Tour unlocks history as they explore the nooks and crannies of the Albert Gallatin homestead

This historic Fayette County home was built in 1789 by Albert Gallatin, U.S. secretary of the treasury to Presidents Jefferson and Madison.


 

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The huge Minnesota State Fair is big on decadent food creations

Deep-fried and on a stick at the Minnesota State Fair are the popular offerings that draw nearly 2 million visitors a year.



Pittsburgh's North Shore survives trifecta of events

Pitt football, Pirates baseball and the all-day Rib Fest made traffic and parking tight on the North Shore, but planning prevailed.


 

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Travel


Just like the airlines, hotels get fee-happy

The headache for many travelers is a quickly growing list of hotel surcharges, even for items they never use.



Gear up for a bike tour in Portland, Ore.

Cycle Portland Bike Tours’ basic ride-around starts downtown about a mile from the city’s core.


 

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South Side entrepreneur turns lemons into LemonAID

Phil Laboon, 32, was set to marry Sunday at the Priory Hotel on the North Side, but life had other plans.



Circle of Courage Awards

The Circle of Courage Awards honor people of faith and courage serving the needs of others in their community


 

Lifestyle


Nail polish date-rape test called misguided

Hype over new nail polish to protect against date rape frustrates sexual assault prevention experts who say it doesn’t address the problem.



Sound installation at Phipps teaches visitors to pay attention

Iowa artist and composer captures the sounds of Pittsburgh in an installation you can hear at Phipps Center for Sustainable Landscapes.


 

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