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Into the woods: Recipes from hunters

For most hunters, good food is as much an expectation at deer camp as bringing home a year’s supply of venison and a eight-point rack.

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 A factory farm turkey at Hope Haven Farm Sanctuary, a rescue for farm animals founded by Karen Phillips.

#LetsMakeASEEN: Hope Haven Farm

Farm animals get a second chance at Hope Haven Farm, a sanctuary founded by veterinarian, Karen Phillips.

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 "Southern Holidays" by Debbie Moose.

Your Thanksgiving pie doesn't have to be pumpkin

Here are a few different-from-the-norm recipes for your holiday pie day.

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 Dan and Bonnie Sandman with Sandy and Bill Lambert.

1879 Founders Dinner held at Heinz History Center

The Heinz History Center welcomed 150 patrons to the 1879 Founders Dinner as a way to show appreciation.

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 Pieces from the Amsale collection will be at Bella Bridesmaids for a trunk show.

Stylebook: Say 'I do' to bridal wear at Pittsburgh boutique trunk shows

Plus, the Macy’s “Believe” campaign is back to add a sprinkle of magic to holiday shopping, Shadyside celebrates small businesses and more.

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 Bill and Scott Meoni-Ridebour say their vows to each other on the Grand Staircase in the Carnegie Museum of Natural History.

Same sex couples frequently chuck typical wedding traditions

From a simple backyard barbecue to an extravagant five-star bash, same-sex weddings are all about personal style.

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 Jessica Romano, Brett Diamond and Laura Saulson.

'Mockingjay' premiere raises funds for Crohn's & Colitis Foundation

Roughly 250 moviegoers eagerly awaited the special premiere of the highly anticipated blockbuster “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part I.”

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 Jabari Weatherspoon, Omega Man of the Year, with Krista Brassell.

Iota Phi Foundation hosts Achievement Awards Dinner

The evening welcomed 280 attendees gathered to recognize outstanding leaders in the community who are making a difference.

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 Steve and Brenda Schlotterbeck check out a sun conure parrot held by Nikki Majeran.

Allegheny Land Trust hosts anniversary party at the National Aviary

More than 130 guests attended the “Come Fly with Me” event and mingled with feathered friends at the Aviary.

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 A spatchcocked turkey (backbone removed) cooks in half the time of a traditional roasted turkey.

Spread your (bird's) wings and it will cook in half the time

Spatchcocking is the secret to a tender, fast-cooking turkey on Thanksgiving

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Thanksgiving food questions? They're waiting for your call

A number of hotlines are ready to help you out of holiday cooking hot water.

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Pittsburgher finalists didn't win the Bake-Off

Pittsburgh was well represented in this year’s Pillsbury Bake-Off, with four area residents and one former Pittsburgher among the finalists.

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 Cauliflower Gratin with Garlic and Feta.

Last minute side dishes

Hare are four easy side dishes that will add color and incredible flavor to your Thanksgiving table.

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 Art Institute of Pittsburgh culinary pastry instructor Randolph Russell.

The Food Column: Send yourself to culinary school for -- for a day

The Art Institute of Pittsburgh is offering a series of recreational classes for teens and adults.

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 Friendship Dinner & Awards Ceremony: Ali Sezer and Serif Ali Tekelan.

#SEENFallPartyRoundUp

All around town, there were plenty of great events to enjoy.

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Stargazing: Mars and apparent magnitude

Look for the waxing crescent moon to pass Mars this week.

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 Grape Eyeball Punch.

Spirits: Punch up your holidays

Punch, ideal for holiday entertaining, has a history that goes back to the British sailors of the 17th century.

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 Conor Barrett, 25, of Lawrenceville is a finalist in the Wahl Man of the Year contest.

Stylebook Snapshot: Lawrenceville man a finalist in national facial hair contest

Conor Barrett is one of 12 finalists in the running for the title of Wahl Man of the Year for best facial hair.

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 Brothers Daniel Adam Wells, 12, left, and Solomon Joseph Wells, 9, stand in the courtroom Saturday during their adoption hearing at Family Court, Downtown, with their adoptive mother, Pastor Claudia Wells, right, of Greater Prayer of Faith Ministry in the East Hills.

When adoption is more like a ‘merger’ of families

On National Adoption Day, families unite using new tool called Pre-Adoption Contact Agreement.

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 A rendering shows the proposed design for the Chautauqua Amphitheater.

At Chautauqua Institution, a civilized showdown over preserving 'the Amp'

The debate over how to modernize while respecting historic integrity shows how an influential institution is roiled by modernization.

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 Thomas Wood, proprietor of Second  Breakfast in the Pittsburgh Public Market, shows off a crepe with a berry compote filling and a Liege waffle dressed with nuts and a maple-bacon-brandy-coffee syrup, left.

Dine: Off-the-grid dining options

Pittsburgh cooks up unique eats in non-traditional settings and events, and here are a few to consider this fall.

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 A popular rest stop, the Area 51 Alien Center in Amargosa Valley off Highway 95, features a restaurant, a mini mart, picnic areas and a brothel -- all with an alien theme.

Area 51 Alien Travel Center in Nevada includes a 'themed' cathouse from outer pace

In Nevada, there are close encounters of another kind.

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Travel Notes: Airlines benefit most when fuel costs dip

Plus: American Airlines drops idea of adding more seats to medium-size regional jets; TSA screeners get better results with questions

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Emergency medical evacuation coverage can protect your financial future

Emergency medical evacuation coverage can protect your financial future.

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 Guilford Green is the color of the year for 2015 by Benjamin Moore Paints. The silvery green shade is compatible with many environments.

The color forecast is bright for interior paints

Sunny brights and shades of flowery bouquets clear the way for paint companies’ colors of the year for 2015.

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 This four-bedroom home in East Deer is on the market for $97,500.

Buying Here: East Deer

After nine years of renovation, East Deer house is on the market for $97,500.

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 Cheryl Lauer of Beaver prepares her dog Sophie for a distance jumping competition during the Pet Expo at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center last Sunday.

Pet Tales: Frick Park dog run to stay open despite attacks

Despite a second incident at Frick Park, Pittsburgh is moving slowly on changes to off-leash area and rules on dogs.

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Paint companies are making the user experience even better

From online to in-store retail centers, paint companies want to help you make the right choice.

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 A "speakeasy" that had no permits, in the 600 block of Miller Avenue in Clairton. It was the site of a shooting early Friday.

What makes a place a speakeasy under Pennsylvania law?

People hear the word “speakeasy” and think secret passwords, but often it’s no more illicit than a college keg party.

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Garden Q&A: When planting a tree, keep root collar at ground level

To plant a bare-root tree, make sure the hole is wide enough but not too deep.

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 Pittsburgh's 54th annual Light Up Night and the annual lighting of the Highmark Unity Tree, with fireworks overhead.

54th Light Up Night brings Pittsburghers new and old Downtown for fireworks

“It’s fun, and there are so many people here,” said Leila Giles, 23, who recently moved to Pittsburgh from Los Angeles.

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 A Lammily doll featuring a temporary tattoo.

Showing 'variety of body types,' Pittsburgh artist's Lammily doll goes on sale

As of Friday more than 27,000 dolls had been ordered, Nickolay Lamm said.

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 John James Audubon's 1824 print, "Passenger Pigeon," will be part of the display at the University of Pittsburgh's Hillman Library.

Audubon prints on display at Pitt library

Audubon prints will be on exhibition at the University of Pittsburgh’s Hillman Library.

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 A view of Pittsburgh on Light Up Night, Nov. 8, 1991, from West Carson Street.

Closures, detours announced for Light Up Night

Bridge and street closures begin at 9 a.m.; 55 Port Authority bus routes will be affected.

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 Peggy Zezza of Forest Hills snaps a photo of the Christmas tree at the ice rink at PPG Place, Downtown, which will open for the season during Light Up Night Friday.

Holiday spirit to shine in Pittsburgh on Light Up Night Friday

The 54th annual Light Up Night, Downtown will feature multiple tree lightings, the unveiling of the Macy's window displays, and fireworks.

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 Herb roasted Thanksgiving turkey. The inspiration for the turkey came from South American chimichurri, a richly herbed sauce that pairs beautifully with roasted meats.

An herbal Thanksgiving

Local members of The Herb Society of America get the chance to strut their knowledge and cooking skills for Thanksgiving.

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Craft Pittsburgh beer would go great with Thanksgiving dinner

Local beer makers share some of their holiday traditions and recipes.

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 Cambridge Daily Jeffersonian photo editor Mike Meilson was the model for the Victorian photographer, one of the 92 vignettes of Dickensian England, populated by 166 Victorian characters modeled from real Cambridge residents. The vignettes fill five blocks of Wheeling Avenue, the main street of Cambridge, Ohio.

Holiday spirit in full force at Dickens Victorian Village in Cambridge, Ohio

Ghosts of Christmas Past instruct the dispirited of Christmas today at unique Midwest holiday public art display.

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 A crepe topped with bacon at Cafe Moulin in Shadyside.

Munch goes to Cafe Moulin

Shadyside creperie Cafe Moulin offers a taste of France and the Mediterranean.

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 Billy Price.

Billy Price's holiday playlist

The Pittsburgh R&B legend, who performs Friday at Light Up Night, likes “Merry Christmas Baby,” “Happy Kwanzaa" by Teddy Pendergrass ...

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 Sean Jones -- with Roger Humphries and RH Factor and special guests -- will perform beginning at 6 p.m. Friday on EQT Jazzmasters Stage at Katz Plaza.

Ready for Pittsburgh's Light Up Night? Here's a schedule of events

The list of events for Friday’s Light Up Night in Downtown Pittsburgh.

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 Cobra Starship singer Gabe Sporta.

Cobra Starship prepared to entertain Light Up Night revelers

New York electro-pop band isn't sure what Light Up Night is but is ready for the challenge.

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Holiday To-Do List

A holiday list with light shows, parades, "Christmas Carols," "Nutcrackers" and much more.

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 Chef Matthew Porco and General manager Chris Clark at Mezzo.

On the Table: Mezzo

Pittsburgh's most delicious pasta can be found at Mezzo Downtown in the three-tier Sienna Mercato building.

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 Miriam Rubin's relish tray.

Relish this Thanksgiving with a homemade relish tray

A relish tray is an old-school must, and you can give it new life by making some of what goes on it.

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  Winter produce delivery from Kohser Farms.

You still can support local agriculture in winter

Regular CSA deliveries can help you make it to next year’s growing season.

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 Gluten-free Pumpkin Bread from Be Happily Gluten Free.

Gluten-free sides for the holidays

The good news is that the gluten-free product market keeps expanding along with the popularity of the gluten-free diet.

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Cost of Thanksgiving meal ticks up slightly

The culprits in the price rise included sweet potatoes, dairy products and pumpkin pie mix.

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Home sales up in Pittsburgh region

New home sales increased 14.1 percent from $64 million to $73 million.

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 Inbound traffic backs up on the Parkway West  (Interstate 376) near the Carnegie/Heidelberg exit to Route 50.

About 46 million travelers to hit the road this Thanksgiving

It is the highest number since 2007, according to travel agency and car lobbying group AAA. It’s a 4 percent increase over last year.

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