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Ask Natalie: Keep looking for love despite failed marriages

Bumping heads with your manager? Afraid you won't find love again? Ask Natalie has the answers.

about 5 hours ago


 Pan-Seared Halibut with Red Curry is packed with protein.

Marathon Ready: Pan-Seared Halibut with Red Curry

This recipe for halibut is a spicy fish dish that’s packed with protein.

about 5 hours ago


 Ross Nugent of Bloomfied has a prize-winning movie in the Black Maria film fest.

Let's talk about art: Russ Nugent

When the Black Maria film fest arrives at Melwood Screening Room next month, it will feature the local filmmaker’s “Steel Mill Rolling.”

about 5 hours ago


 The meditation room at Nemacolin Woodland's Holistic Healing Center.

A look inside Nemacolin's Holistic Healing Center

Nemacolin Woodlands is celebrating the first anniversary of its Holistic Healing Center and the end of the resort’s $30 million renovation.

1 day ago


 From left, Scott McCauley, Betsy Fisk, Stuart Fisk and Chuck Christen.

Pittsburgh AIDS Task Force hosts benefit at J. Verno Studios

More than 350 partygoers attended the event raising more than $153,000 for research and support for those with HIV.

1 day ago


 In his suit, David Wawrzynski says Heinz copied his idea for a "Little Dipper" packet, which he showed them in 2008.

Michigan man claims Heinz stole his concept

David Wawrzynski says the food giant ripped him off by using his concept without paying him.

about 6 hours ago


Stylebook: Clothes Mentor designer resale store opens in North Hills

Plus, free bracelet Fridays at Fifth Avenue Place, South Hills Village completes multimillion-dollar renovation and more mall news.

1 day ago


 A new fine-dining restaurant is coming to East Liberty: The Twisted Frenchman is set to open at 128 S. Highland Ave. by mid-April.

The Twisted Frenchman restaurant to open in East Liberty

Danielle DiNardo, formerly at Eleven in the Strip District, will be the general manager for the new restaurant on South Highland Avenue.

about 21 hours ago


 Lauren and Chris Miladinovich kiss their pet pig Nola.

Great Futures Gala held on the Gateway Clipper

More than 200 guests attended the The Boys & Girls Club of Western Pennsylvania fundraiser and raised about $66,000 for the organization.

1 day ago


 Bethany and Salvatore Corrado,  she is wearing Nicole Miller. #SEENBestDressedCouple

Family House Gifting Gala held at the Omni William Penn

More than 300 partygoers attended the benefit which raised $161,00 for Family House.

1 day ago


 Kneeling:  ShaQjuan Tyler and standing from left to right:  Antoinette Weir, Matt Muschick, Rowan Sileo, Alexius Celia and Judith Avers (music supervisor).

Dreams of Hope hosts benefit at Rodef Shalom

“Absolutely Motown” themed event raised funds for Dreams of Hope, an art focused group for LGBTQA youth

1 day ago


 From left, Liz Kanche, Colleen Ward and Erin Hart.

Farm to Table Food Tasting held at David L. Lawrence Convention Center

More than 450 guests whet their palates at the Farm to Table Tasting event Friday night.

1 day ago


 Bowl With the Bus: Jerome Bettis takes to the the bowling lanes.

#SEENSpringFlings

Check out who else was #SEEN this weekend.

1 day ago


Stargazing: Saturday morning partial eclipse

The third in a series of four consecutive total lunar eclipses since the beginning of last year will be only a partial one here.

1 day ago


 Nicholas Perney plays baseball in Arsenal Park in April. The park takes up 8.8 acres of the block between 39th and 40th streets next to Arsenal Middle and Elementary schools.

Master plan for Lawrenceville’s Arsenal Park respects history, supporters say

A powder magazine and most of a 19th century wall are preserved in plans for the park.

1 day ago


 An otherwise ordinary door on North Gower Street in London is transformed to 221B Baker Street when the BBC-TV series "Sherlock" is filming.

Travelers can find mysteries and spies in London

Adventures in London include a day of Sherlock Holmes, a visit to newspapers’ past and the hilarious “The Play That Goes Wrong.”

2 days ago


 The 25-acre Headlands Dunes State Nature Preserve is filled with sandy hummocks and sand-loving vegetation. The dunes are up to 20 feet tall.

Nature preserve at Ohio beach filled dunes, rare plants

Headlands Dunes preserve is a wild Lake Erie beach in Ohio with sand, forest and marshes.

2 days ago


Travel notes: Hotels face suit on undisclosed fees

Class action lawsuit goes after U.S. hotels that fail to disclose resort fees; pilots complain about new uniform design.

2 days ago


Dine: How to send back a dish

How to get what you want in a restaurant without being a jerk to the staff or your dining companions.

2 days ago


 Mark Chambers, Chef Concierge at The Fairmont Pittsburgh, has his neck measured for a suit fitting by Greg Graytton, store manager of Larrimor's, Downtown.

Stylebook snapshot: Pittsburgh hotels spruce up staffers' style

Fairmont Pittsburgh and the forthcoming Hotel Indigo are two examples of hotels working with retailers and designers to sharpen their looks.

2 days ago


 Canada geese

Scott Shalaway: Identifying spring swans, geese and other waterfowl

The differences among Canada geese, snow geese, tundra swans, mute swans, pied-billed grebe, common loon and double-crested cormorant.

2 days ago


 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.

3 days 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.

2 days 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 these things to check out.

3 days 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.

3 days ago


 Spring Vegetable Risotto

Let's Eat: Spring Vegetable Risotto

Say goodbye to winter with this green, spring classic

3 days 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.

3 days ago


Activities planned at Pittsburgh Botanic Garden

Busy schedule of outdoor activities planned at Pittsburgh Botanic Garden.

3 days 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.

3 days 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.

3 days 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.

3 days 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.

4 days 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.

4 days 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.

5 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.

5 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.

5 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.

5 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.

5 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.

5 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.

5 days ago


 An assortment of local eggs from Lisa Parker of Carmichaels in Greene County, including tiny Serama eggs and a blue egg from an Araucuna hen.

Eggs are back and showing up for every meal

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

6 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.

6 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.

6 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.

6 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.

6 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.

6 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.

6 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..

6 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.

1 week ago


 Curried Chicken Salad.

Marathon Ready: Curried Chicken Salad with Chickpea-flour Crackers

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

1 week ago



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