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 Hayley Haldermanand Sam Hornak.

#LetsMakeASEEN: Summer of Learn and Earn

Remember your first summer job? The city is teaming up with various organizations to provide 2,000 low-income students a paid internship.

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 Sun Scrub from Simple Sugars, $14.95-$19.95.

Beauty essentials for the beach (or wherever summer takes you)

Here are a few must-have products to keep skin and hair looking fresh and feeling good before, during and after outdoor fun.

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Stylebook: Purse Party returns for fifth year

Plus, trunk shows galore, learn to sew a bag at the Children’s Museum, modeling 101 classes and much more in Pittsburgh style.

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 Jack Brice, Karla Boos and Kate Freed.

Quantum Theatre Celebrates 25 Years

Quantum Theatre’s Karla Boos unveiled plans for the 25th anniversary season by inviting friends and supporters the Union Trust Building.

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 Ayisha Morgan-Lee, Doris Brevard and Magdeline Jensen.

YWCA's 33rd annual Tribute to Women held at the Westin

The seven women honored this year embody the values of the YWCA in all that they do within their respective fields.

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 CCChampions founder Sidney Kushner.

#ItsGoodtoGive: Sidney Kushner

Young Pittsburgh man puts medical school on hold to make a difference in the lives of children who have cancer.

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 From left, Judy and Michael Cheteyan, June Yonas and Laura Kronk.

City Theatre’s 40th Birthday Bash held at Heinz Field Club East

Heinz Field East Club Lounge on the North Shore was party central on Monday night as more than 400 celebrated 40 years of City Theatre.

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 TEDxSSA Event: Dan Proulx.

#SEENSpringFlings

Check out more great things happening in the city!

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Stargazing: Saturn returns to the evening sky

This week, the golden-colored ringed planet can be found about 20 degrees above the southeastern horizon.

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 Allison Gates of Swissvale and Anthony Williams of the Hill District, model their styles during last year's International Natural Hiar Meetup Day.

Stylebook Snapshot: International Natural Hair Meetup Day festivities find a home in Pittsburgh

For the third year, Tamiah Bridgett will organize events here that carry out the meetup day’s mission to support and celebrate natural hair.

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 Tammy Hepps gave up a job at NBC in New York to piece together the picture of her family's and the Jewish community's legacy in Homestead. Her great grandfather helped build a synagogue, the building shown in the background, for the Rodef Shalom Congregation on East 10th Avenue in the borough.  The congregation disbanded in 1993.

Former New York tech administrator finds passion in uncovering Homestead's Jewish history

Tammy Hepps left a great job working with NBC in New York to pursue her family’s history in Homestead.

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 Terri Ploskina displays an “I Care” poster on a bulletin board in her establishment, Dot's Family Restuarant in McKeesport.

Helping caregivers fill the gaps with the community's support

Through “I Care” initiative, United Way hopes businesses and others will keep watch on elderly citizens who may be on verge of crisis.

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 Il Tetto, Italian for "the roof," is at the top of the tri-level Sienna Mercato at 942 Penn Ave.

Dine: Bucs fans ought to stop here

Where to eat and drink before and after a Pirates home game.

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Wildlife: Hands off the animals, it’s baby season

The temptation to rescue an “abandoned” baby can be overwhelming. Don’t do it.

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Travel notes: Airlines allow more seats for those with loyalty rewards

Airline travelers looking to save money have a couple of reasons to cheer and one cause to grouse.

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Exercise, afternoon sunlight may help overcome jet lag

It takes about a day to adjust for every time zone crossed heading east, and half the time when traveling west.

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 Hepps Pharmacy in Homestead in 1922. Owner Bernhardt Hepps is standing at left, in white shirt. His great-granddaughter Tammy Hepps last year gave up a job at NBC in New York  to piece together the picture of her family's and the Jewish community's legacy in Homestead.

Archivists giving priority to reviving small-town histories

Rauh Jewish Archives sets out on mission to collect small-town histories in southwestern Pennsylvania before they disappear.

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 Sara, 5, watch Denise Divittis demonstrate the making of parrafin candles during Handson History days at Old Economy Village in Ambridge. They accompanied their grandmother, who demonstrated the making of bobbin lace.

Crafts, tours bring history up close at Old Economy Village

If you want to really know the Harmonists, get crafty every Saturday through September at Old Economy Village in Ambridge.

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Jazz Orchestra seeking students for training programs

Pittsburgh Jazz Orchestra and City Music Center of Duquesne University are registering students for two new training programs.

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 Jeff and Laura Young of Mt. Lebanon are runners-up in the small residential category of the Post-Gazette’s Renovation Inspiration Contest for a den they created in an old side porch.

Mt. Lebanon couple create calm refuge away from kids

Renovation Inspiration Contest | In a dark, "tired" screened porch, couple design and build a restful modern place for adults to get away.

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 Pan-Seared Corn and Quinoa Salad

Let's eat: Pan-Seared Corn and Quinoa Salad

A salute to summer starts in a salad bowl.

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 The house at 32 Walnut St. in Crafton has five bedrooms, 21⁄2 baths, hardwood floors, leaded and stained glass windows, a master bathroom, a Trex deck and a fully fenced rear yard.

Buying Here: Crafton

The Boruffs and previous owners have carefully maintained the 114-year-old home's charm and architectural details.

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Gardening Q&A: Houseplants get sunburn if they're set out too quickly

When moving houseplants outdoors, avoid sunburn by gradually increasing exposure over 10-14 days.

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 The route for the 2015 Open Streets day, May 24, from Market Square, Downtown, to Lawrenceville.

5 things we are loving this week

Dancing in the streets, Everybody loves robots, Babs tells it as it is, Honoring B.B. King  and Fun-raising.

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Biking: Ride and bike with a scenic railroad pass

Bicyclists can ride an old-school locomotive to Frostburg, Md., then cruise back to Cumberland. Also, a fundraiser was held for the

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 Randyland, the Mexican War Streets home of Randy Gilson, features colorful murals and street art.

Look past Pittsburgh's popular attractions for some off-the-beaten-path summer fun

From museums to a Robot Hall of Fame, the region is home to many hidden gems.

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 Best anyone can tell, the last bourbon to be commercially manufactured in Pennsylvania was made by Bomberger’s Distillery, near Schaefferstown, about 30 miles east of Harrisburg.

Wigle Whiskey bringing bourbon distilling back to Pa.

The Strip District distiller is set to issue its first bourbon next week. It’s the first Pennsylvania-made bourbon in decades.

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 Kelly Vanek, from left, Marci Cosens, Beth Mueller, Brandi Darr and Amy Donia will embark on a bike and hike to celebrate cancer survival, honor their mother and promote healthy eating.

Somerset County sisters to bike, hike for cancer awareness

Two of the five women will ride from Pittsburgh to Washington, D.C., and their three sisters will complete all or part of a 76-mile hike.

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 It took two, Ellen Baird and Sarah Baehr, to sell all the great produce from One Woman Farm at last year's Ligonier Country Market.

After 40 years, Ligonier Country Market still going strong

The market, which sells both farm products and crafts, started in 1976 and has grown to include 182 vendors, most of them local.

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 Pittsburgh-based Eat'n Park has sued Chicago American Sweet & Snacks, saying its cookies called "Smiley's" are a lot like Eat'n Park's best-seller, above.

Eat'n Park sues Chicago cookie-maker over Smiley trademark

The suit says Chicago American Sweet & Snacks sells cookies called "Smiley's" that Eat'n Park says are a lot like its product.

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 The Pennsylvania Turnpike expects 2.2 million vehicles over the four-day holiday period beginning Friday, a significant increase from last year. The heaviest volume is expected on Friday, with 700,000 vehicles.

Memorial Day weekend travel set to fill roads amid less pump pain

Traffic will be up from last year’s total, AAA and the Pennsylvania Turnpike believe, but gasoline prices will be down nearly $1 a gallon.

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 Stephanie Steren-Ruta, from Tennessee, who was visiting her grad-student sister at the University of Pittsburgh, makes a stop at the Las Palmas taco stand outside the grocery store on Atwood Street in Oakland.

Dining scene: Las Palmas offers tacos to go and more

With four locations and growing, Las Palmas tacos build a community of frugal fans.

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 The “E.O. Beef,” made with London port roast beef, with pickled onion, tomato and horseradish on a brioche bun at Arnold's Tea Shop and Cafe on the North Side.

Munch goes to Arnold's Tea Shop and Cafe on the North Side

The new North Side spot adds comfortable cheer to East Ohio Street.

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 Zac Brown and the rest of the Zac Brown Band will perform at First Niagara Pavilion at 7 p.m. Sunday.

Hot List of events for the weekend of May 21

Heritage Players stages “To Kill a Mockingbird,” All Time Low plays at Stage AE, Sandcastle opens, and more.

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My Generation sports: There's nothing heroic about this champion

So what do we think of Tom Brady now?

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Let's learn from the past: Jimmy Stewart

Actor and Western Pennsylvania native Jimmy Stewart became the first major Hollywood star to join the U.S. military during World War II.

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Let's talk about science: Mission to Mercury ends

NASA’s MESSENGER spacecraft crashed into Mercury’s surface after using the last of its propellant on April 30.

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 Wagyu Dirty Burger

Kicking off grilling season with a bunch of recipes

If you only do the minimum outdoor cooking, you can still enjoy the benefits.

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 Asparagus is purchased at the Ridgeview Acres Farm stand May 14, the opening day of the farmers market in Market Square.

Enjoy Pennsylvania asparagus all year round with these recipes

With these make-ahead recipes, you, too, can extend your enjoyment, whatever the weather.

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 "The New Nordic: Recipes from a Scandinavian Kitchen" by Simon Bajada.

Celebrating a sweet taste of summer... sort of

Memorial Day can mean faking it with frozen or jarred berries.

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 The new Bison Airlighter  ($79.95) combines a high velocity, 4-inch flame with a jet-air-stream to ignite charcoal grills instantly.

Fresh Finds: Grilling accessories and tools

Add to the fun this season with these gadgets.

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 Haagen-Dazs artisan collection's Ginger Molasses Cookie ice cream

Fresh Find: New ice cream flavors

Haagen-Dazs collaborates with artists on new flavors.

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 Scenes from previous gathering of "Chocolate Camp" at Country Confection in Canonsburg.

The Food Column: Sweet summer camp in Pittsburgh area

What kid wouldn’t want to spend some time at a candy store?

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 The eagle icon of American Eagle Outfitters looms over its South Side Works headquarters. The teen clothing retailer this morning reported a profit of $29.1 million, or 15 cents per share, in the first quarter, beating analysts' expectations.

American Eagle posts strong first-quarter as sales grow

The teen retailer’s total revenue rose 8 percent to $700 million from $646 million last year.

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 Lakers guard Nick Young, left, and Iggy Azalea arrive at the Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas on Sunday.

Delta Foundation, LGBT groups at odds over Pittsburgh Pride headliner Iggy Azalea

The Australian rapper has proven to be a controversial, divisive choice of a headliner for this year’s Pride in the Street.

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 Mike Mancuso of Wexford helps his son Lucas, 3, put on an illuminated letter 'L' at Pittsburgh Glass Center's exhibit "ABC@PGC."

Art preview: 'ABC@PGC' project at Pittsburgh Glass Center lets you see letters in a new light

Combining interactivity and literacy, the exhibit comes to Pittsburgh after a year at the Tacoma Museum of Glass in Washington state.

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 The 'Mac Attack' grilled cheese at The Yard in Shadyside, comprised of a house cheddar sauce, spiral pasta and soaked bacon lardons.

Owners opening second Yard restaurant Downtown

David Ondik, Michael Allen and Nirav Patel opened the first location of the Yard a year ago in what had been Pangea in Shadyside.

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 Maggie Schneider, who has MS, rides with her Maggie Maurauder’s team in last year's MS 150-Keystone Country Ride.

Bicyclists go the distance to support MS research

The Keystone Country Ride is a favorite for bike touring in Central Pennsylvania.

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Fired ex-waitress sues Primanti Bros. on alcohol disability claim

In a complaint filed today in U.S. District Court, the ex-waitress says the chain violated the federal Americans with Disabilities Act.

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 When a slug moves it leaves behind a tiny trail of mucus.

Let's talk about parks: snails and slugs

These squishy little creatures may not be particularly good looking, but they are quite fascinating once you know a little bit about them.

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