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We let Viking Cruises handle the details: three days in Paris, followed by an 8-day journey on the Seine to Normandy and back. Magnifique.
Forty-seven percent of Americans give to charities during the holidays they generally didn’t support at other times.
The newest form of entertainment in arrive here is the Escape Room, where a group has to solve puzzles and clues to get out.
Check out the newest spots for unique fashion finds in Lawrenceville, South Side, Sewickley and Shadyside.
If you know an adventurous gardener who likes to cook, let them try growing mushrooms indoors.
Vermont ski resort at Bolton goes against the tide by lowering lift prices for the 2014-15 season.
A hike around Lake Como in northern Italy offers spectacular views and memories for a Pittsburgh family.
Local cooks share their favorite books, from standbys to new classics.
The 2015 Post-Gazette's Critic's Choice theater tour in March to London features three plays.
Pine couple have the perfect addition to celebrate the holidays — or just a warm summer day.
These suggestions may make life a little sweeter for the cooks in your life.
Weeping fig thrips are likely reason that leaves on gift tree are curling. The good news is you can see them and get rid of them.
The 16-year old brick Colonial is on a prominent site in the Oakhaven plan.
The family that skis together has a ton of fun together, says ski mom Wendy Ellis, who makes sure that it happens with her clan.
A belt made from recycled materials or a reusable lunch bag are a couple of suggestions.
Spending strongest in consumer electronics and home improvement retailers.
Pittsburgh Technical Institute culinary photo exhibit gives a taste of foods from many nations.
Celebrating the rich, beloved flavor of gingerbread. Share photos of your holiday sweets with the PG.
Dried versions of the fruits are great in the off-season.
If music is your thing, you can pick up the 15-track CD “Chanukah Is Tops!” by Jewish recording artist Paul Zim.
The best of Pittsburgh dining in 2014 includes the rise of international cuisine and a dominance of beer, coffee and cocktails.
In 2014, the Munches visited restaurants new and old, traveling north, south, east and west in search of a good meal and a cold drink.
Readers shared several recipes, which we share with you.
Grant will help mobile grocery hit the road.
Volunteers brave chilly weather to present a live tableau of the birth of Christ in Greensburg’s Courthouse Square.
Holiday festivities galore, from the CLO’s “A Musical Christmas Carol” to “A Lyrical Christmas Carol” from PMT. (And rapper Bubba Sparxxx.)
The program, run by Allegheny Grows, provides materials and free advice to neighborhoods outside Pittsburgh.
“Hansel & Gretel,” a fairy tale for grown-ups, is one idea for the holidays.
Dishes like this classic spaghetti carbonara are super-easy to prepare requiring just a handful of ingredients.
You can brighten the holidays for underprivileged children with a donation to Goodfellows.
Christmas felt right amid dozens of cousins and other relatives.
Before Helen Clay Frick’s debut, there was plenty of family drama and a secret out-of-town trip.
From “Sons of Anarchy” rings to books on “Downton Abbey,” there are plenty of options for television buffs.
Mary Alice Brown Painter Thompson treasures the pair of favors from her mother’s debut party, one of which was given to Helen Clay Frick.
Kelly Hughes, Bon Air foster mother, starts Foster Love Project drive to bring comfort bags to foster children.
It is socially expected behavior to send a note of appreciation to acknowledge gifts, contributions and large favors.
The store manager said the benefactor showed up at the Walmart in Mechanicsburg on Monday with a cashier's check that covered 100 accounts.
Evergreen trees are easy to spot, but can you tell the differences among firs, pines and eastern hemlocks?
Over the weekend, Pittsburghers attended parties in New York. Learn more about events and partygoers in SEEN column.
When hazards threaten to sabotage the holiday season, use these counter measures to ensure joy to your world.
Plus: See some chances for last-minute holiday shopping at trunk shows across the city.
Whether they’re training for a marathon or hoofing it to stay in shape, they can benefit from the latest gear and accessories.
More than 1,500 guests attended the 116th annual Pennsylvania Society Gala which honored Jim Rohr, former chairman of PNC.
Christmas will be special for children at the Robinson center, thanks in part to the generosity of Post-Gazette readers.
This marked the first time the free annual concert combined traditional patriotic music with Christmas and holiday music.
Peet’s coffee shops closing in the Pittsburgh area are in Oakland, the SouthSide Works and Waterworks Mall near Aspinwall.
Friday night, Pittsburghers attending the Pennsylvania Society’s Gala enjoyed parties in New York City at the Waldorf Astoria and surrounds.
Pittsburgh Mercy Health System’s 11th annual Reindeer Ball was a sellout with 500 guests, raising more than $100,000.
Catch up on other great events happening in December.
Before the year’s last cycle of lunar phases ends, early risers can see the waning crescent moon pass Saturn in the southeastern sky.