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 Bruce Goodman and Matthew Burns, both 7, spread mulch on a trail at the Pittsburgh Botanic Garden in Oakdale as part of a service project for their Cub Scout Pack 225.

Pittsburgh Botanic Garden opens Wednesday for year-round enjoyment

The 460-acre garden in Oakdale opens April 1 with lots of outdoor family activities on the schedule.

about 21 hours ago


 Kraft and Heinz products are shown in Chicago, Ill. Kraft Foods Group Inc. said it will merge with H.J. Heinz Co. to form the third largest food and beverage company in North America with revenue of about $28 billion.

Is change an ingredient in Heinz-Kraft merger?

Heinz, Kraft wedding yields some interesting recipes.

about 12 hours ago


 Kyle Chandler is the brother who tries to save the Rayburn family on the new Netflix series, "Bloodline."

5 Things We Love Right Now

Get ready for the weekend with 5 Things We Love

about 21 hours ago


 Suzan Schultz in her kitchen. The living room is to the left.

Innovative Mt. Lebanon rehab creates a comfortable home retreat

Mt. Lebanon designer a co-winner of Renovation Inspiration Contest for opening up her mid-century stone house and making it more modern.

about 21 hours ago


 Spring Vegetable Risotto

Let's Eat: Spring Vegetable Risotto

Say goodbye to winter with this green, spring classic

about 21 hours ago


 A diner en blanc event in 2012 in Montreal at Place des Art. Pittsburgh will be the setting for one these dinners this summer.

Le Diner en Blanc is coming to Pittsburgh this summer

International series of “secret” dinners to hit Pittsburgh in summer of 2015.

about 21 hours ago


Activities planned at Pittsburgh Botanic Garden

Busy schedule of outdoor activities planned at Pittsburgh Botanic Garden.

about 21 hours ago


 The front of the rehabbed Victorian on Grandview Avenue on Mount Washington. It is on the market for $1.4 million.

Buying Here: Mount Washington

Old house on Mount Washington offers walls of glass and three decks to enjoy the views of Downtown and North Side.

about 21 hours ago


 One of the best products in the ongoing battle of deer versus plant life, Messina Wildlife’s Plotsaver repels by scent.

Strategies to overcome hungry deer and other critters

It's almost garden time, which means you'll be battling insects, diseases and animals. Here are some ways to fight back.

about 21 hours ago


 An image from Le Diner en Blanc last year in Philadelphia.

'Secret' dinner series Le Diner en Blanc coming to Pittsburgh

The outdoor dinners, in which patrons dress entirely in white, are held in more than 20 countries and 50 cities.

1 day ago


 The Twelve Oaks Restaurant and Tavern, owned by Susan and David Yurkovich, in Brownsville.

Restaurant owners find historic home in Brownsville

The new Twelve Oaks Restaurant & Tavern in Brownsville is an upscale eatery and boutique in a mansion in the historic river town.

1 day ago


 Fourth and fifth grade students of Eden Hall Upper Elementary in Pine Richland pose after competing in the 2015 Future Chefs Challenge, hosted by Pine-Richland’s Food Services provider Sodexo. From left are Stella Fannie, Kim Sauers, Rachel Bashe, Noah Carter, Haley Katzfey and Eliana Lazzaro.

Student chefs compete at Pine-Richland

Norah Carter, a fifth-grader at Eden Hall Upper Elementary School, won the districtwide competition with her recipe for Garden Pops.

1 day ago


 Myat Theingi and Aye Yee, owners of Royal Myanmar restaurant in West View.

Burmese restaurant Royal Myanmar opens in West View

Pittsburgh’s only Burmese restaurant, Royal Myanmar offers traditional dishes on a pan-Asian menu.

2 days ago


 A plate of ceregi, a Slovak fried-dough treat topped with powdered sugar that Sweet Peaches! proprietor Bek Hlavach affectionately bills as "Hunky Donuts.”

Munch goes to brunch at Sweet Peaches!

Allentown caterer Sweet Peaches! makes Sunday brunch with a smile.

2 days ago


 George Takei will appear as part of the Pittsburgh Humanties Festival.

George Takei headlines Pittsburgh Humanities Festival

"Smart Talk About Stuff That Matters," opening today, will also feature Azar Nafisi, John Sayles, Anthony DeCurtis and Tony Buba.

2 days ago


 Lawrenceville resident James Wudarczyk walks along the original wall of Arsenal Park on 39th Street in Lawrenceville.   The historic wall would be compromised in the renovation plans in place for the park.

Master plan for Lawrenceville's Arsenal Park draws ire for too much overhaul

Community organizations are presenting a plan for Arsenal Park that has drawn critics concerned about pre-Civil War structures.

2 days ago


Let’s Learn from the Past: Pittsburgh Pipers

Nearly 47 years ago, a Pittsburgh team brought the city its first and only professional basketball championship.

2 days ago


Let's talk about science: Migration

Some migrating animals undertake incredible journeys over thousands of miles while others have a much shorter voyage.

2 days ago


 Barry Manilow performs at Consol Energy Center tonight -- for the last time?

The hot list of events for the coming weekend

PSO horns take center stage at the Pittsburgh Symphony, Barry Manilow hits town for maybe the last time and the Bunny Trolley begins to run.

2 days ago


 Egg Bhurji from "The Perfect Egg" by Teri Lyn Fisher and Jenny Park.

Eggs are back and showing up for every meal

Experts say you need not fear the cholesterol in this symbolic, versatile food.

3 days ago


 Bonnie Morrow, home baker.

Housebound, Bonnie Morrow decided to bake bread

After a fall left her with an injured leg and stuck at home, a Baldwin Township woman began to cook like her grandmother.

3 days ago


 "1,000 Foods to Eat Before You Die" by Mimi Sheraton.

Mimi Sheraton's book lists the 1,000 foods to eat before you die

Mimi Sheraton’s latest book is her autobiography and a map of the world’s food.

3 days ago


 Banker Bill Dickson, Mayor Bill Peduto and  Councilman Corey O'Connor serve soup.

Empty Bowls fundraiser slated for March 29

Empty Bowls fundraiser is in it’s 20th year at Rodef Shalom Congregation in Oakland.

3 days ago


 Penfolds Bin 8 Cabernet Shiraz, 2012

Tastings: The spring Chairman's Selections

One of these will be our wine columnist’s house red this season.

3 days ago


 Ditka’s Pittsburgh executive chef, Mike Campbell was invited to cook lunch for 5,000 cadets at West Point. On March 12, 2015, he made BBQ Brisket Sandwiches in the West Point mess hall on the academy grounds.

The Food Column: Feeding cadets with military precision

Pittsburgh chef. Mike Campbell, has a quick chance to cook at West Point.

3 days ago


 Chef Emeril Lagasse poses with Oysters Julia and Andouille Crusted Redfish, left, and Darian's Chicken & Waffles, right, at  Emeril's Restaurant in New Orleans.

Emeril Lagasse marks 25 years in New Orleans

One of the first celebrity chefs made a big impression on that city and beyond.

3 days ago


 Wilma Heutchy.

Century Club: Son attributes Wilma Johnson Heutchy's long life to coffee

Wilma Johnson Heutchy, who turned 100 years old on March 10, doesn’t have a secret to longevity. “It just happened!” she says..

3 days ago


 What's the best way to deal with a volleyball player who may be causing a rift?

Ask Natalie: Avoid being cruel to 68-year-old player

Older player causes rift on volleyball team; dealing with a depressive family member can be tricky.

4 days ago


 Curried Chicken Salad.

Marathon Ready: Curried Chicken Salad with Chickpea-flour Crackers

An easy, protein-packed lunch for runners-on-the go.

4 days ago


 NoWait CEO Ware Sykes.

Oakland-based app NoWait inks deal with First Watch restaurants

The collaboration brings NoWait to 113 new restaurants in 11 states.

4 days ago


 Crabapple blossoms will soon be visible in Schenley Park.

Let's talk about parks: Flowering trees

In Pittsburgh’s parks, the tree buds that formed in the summer and lay dormant during the winter are beginning to grow.

4 days ago


 The Commoner restaurant in the old Reed Smith building, Downtown designed by Mark Zeff.

Interior designer Mark Zeff goes from Swank to The Commoner

Mark Zeff, who has worked with Hilary Swank and The Commoner restaurant, says staying on budget is like landing a plane on the right runway.

5 days ago


 Jim Garraux, Leo W. Gerard and Mario Longhi.

Red Cross Ball held at The Omni William Penn

More than 250 supporters attended the gala that raised funds for the American Red Cross of Southwestern Pennsylvania.

5 days ago


 Art and Greta Rooney.

American Ireland Fund hosts event at Heinz Field Club East Lounge

This was the 39th anniversary of the Ireland Fund, which focuses on programs of peace, education, arts and culture throughout Ireland.

5 days ago


 Daryl Lucke, center, with her son John and his wife Elisa.

Glass gala raises funds for the Ward Home

Fired up for a good cause were the nearly 200 guests of Ward Home’s benefit “Picture This!”

5 days ago


 Allison Howard Yeske and Marvin S. Yu.

Shake Your Booties benefit bash held at Stage AE

Stage AE event raises funds for The Children’s Home of Pittsburgh & Lemieux Family Center.

5 days ago


 Courtney Cleavenger and Mark Klingman.

Carnegie Library hosts Oz-themed after-hours party

The Carnegie Library’s Oakland branch was lit up like the Emerald City for the annual Spring benefit After Hours Party, Yellow Book Road.

5 days ago


 From left, Dan Onorato and Tom Corbett.

PICT UnCommon Pleas

Pittsburgh Irish & Classical Theatre and the Arts & Law Committee of the Allegheny County Bar Association presented “The Tempest.”

5 days ago


Stargazing: Pleiades and waxing moon

The waxing crescent moon will move across the sky from Aries, to within 5 degrees of Jupiter in Cancer Sunday night.

5 days ago


 September and October weekend releases from the Summersville Dam transform the Gauley River's lower 27 miles into one of the country's best run of white water rapids.

Adventures on New River Gorge

Adventures on the Gorge, started eight years to broaden recreational options in West Virginia, add features every year.

6 days ago


 Steven "StevenBe" Berg will be a host at the "PJ party" on Friday at the 11th annual Pittsburgh Knit and Crochet Festival.

Stylebook snapshot: Pittsburgh Knit and Crochet Festival embraces growth with new venue

The festival will move to the Westin Convention Center Pittsburgh hotel and will feature a 78-foot “waterfall” of yarn display.

6 days ago


Pittsburgh Triathlon will get to the Point this year

More than 1,000 people are expected to compete this year, which is up from five years ago, when about 800 participated.

6 days ago


 Chris Cunningham, private chef for the Chait family, prepares a lobster consomme.

Dine: How Chris Cunningham became the private chef to Giant Eagle founders

Chris Cunningham has cooked for two governors, two senators and a king, now he’s private chef for the Chait family.

6 days ago


 Chris Cunningham prepares Potato-encrusted salmon with tomato and shiitake mushroom ragout.

Potato-encrusted salmon with tomato and shiitake mushroom ragout

Recipe from private chef Chris Cunningham.

6 days ago


 George Takei.

Art, philosophy, history and more at the first Pittsburgh Humanities Festival

George Takei and John Sayles are among the minds at the Pittsburgh Humanities Festival starting this week.

6 days ago


 On March 27, IKEA stores nationwide, including the one in Robinson, are hosting a Paskbord feast of traditional spring Swedish dishes.

IKEA invites you to a traditional spring feast

Paskbord dinner features a buffet of Swedish specialties

6 days ago


 Hanalei's Wai'oli Hui'ia Church sits beside the Mission Hall, circa 1841, the oldest surviving church building on the island of Kauai.

Funky Hawaiian island welcomes visitors but eschews the touristy

Find James Bond, ‘Bali Hai’ scenery in Kauai’s proud, culture-rich Hanalei

6 days ago


Some ways airline travelers can battle germs

Travel dilemmas: Make sure germs don’t hitch a ride on you during plane travel.

6 days ago


 Men dance at a gay tango club in Buenos Aires, Argentina, viewed as one of the most progressive cities in South America.

LBGT travelers face perils overseas

LGBT travelers face some of the biggest challenges, yet with a higher-than-average disposable income, they are avid travelers.

6 days ago


 Last year, Lily Jester, now 6, of Moon used her pink Barbie fishing pole to land her first two trout at Montour Run with a little help from her dad, Jason Jester.

Children and their adult fishing mentors get an early start on trout

There are a lot of good reasons to take a kid fishing. To spark a lifelong connection with the natural world, build confidence, have fun …

6 days ago



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