The Starbucks Advent calendar is a magnetic chalkboard with 25 reusable tins.

Shop Holiday: Gift ideas for young professionals

about 11 hours ago

Here are a few gift suggestions for the young businessmen and businesswomen in your life.



 The Rev. George Duffield

Thanksgiving was once more of a sober, moral reflection

1 day ago

A sermon by the Rev. George Duffield of Detroit delivers a classic Thanksgiving message -- half a tribute to American virtue, half a scold.



 A group of Great Pyrenees dogs from Great Pyrenees Rescue of Western Pennsylvania.

Thanksgiving holiday brings its own set of hazards for pets

1 day ago

Pets can get into trouble while their owners are distracted by Thanksgiving cooking tasks and visitors.



Tiffany, T.J. Maxx among retail holdouts ignoring Black Friday

1 day ago

Avoiding the promotional blitz, premium brands are trying to preserve their reputations, said Keith Jelinek, who tracks the retail industry.



 Lou Christie.

The Hot List of events for the coming weekend

1 day ago

Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Garden dresses up for the holidays with its Winter Flower Show, opening on Friday.



Excerpts from the Thanksgiving sermon: 'A return to the habits of virtue and integrity'

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Thanksgiving sermon, “The Religious Character of a People the True Element of Their Prosperity,” by the Rev. George Duffield, Nov. 28, 1839.



 Forever Collectibles launched the "Ugly Teams" line earlier this year, which will generate $10 million in wholesale revenue.

Sports enthusiasts cozy up to 'Ugly Teams' Christmas sweaters

1 day ago

Sports teams are the newest to embrace the ugly Christmas sweater trend



Goodfellows campaign to brighten kids’ holidays begins

1 day ago

The Goodfellows campaign raises money to provide gifts for under-privileged children through Toys for Tots and the Salvation Army.



 Richard Montgomery, 69, of East Liberty and other volunteers pack food at the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank in Duquesne on Nov. 11.

Food banks busiest during holidays, but help is needed year-round

2 days ago

The need for food is greater during the holidays, in part because people must spend more on heating bills.



Shaler's Cancer Fighting Princess delivering holiday dinners

2 days ago

Melissa Adams has raised funds the past three years to help women undergoing cancer treatment enjoy a less stressful Thanksgiving meal.



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Best of Thanksgiving


We've dished out a lot of recipes and how-tos over the years, so check out this collection of our favorite guides to a wonderful Western Pennsylvania Thanksgiving!





Frying a turkey



Turkey carving tips


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