Mariah Aquino-Truss meets with state Sen. Elder Vogel Jr. at his office in Rochester to talk about Mariah's work to raise money and awareness for the Arthritis Foundation. Mariah was diagnosed with juvenile arthritis three years ago.

Jefferson Awards: Girl spreads important message about arthritis

Mariah Aquino-Truss, 9, of Patterson Heights, Beaver County, is a finalist for outstanding volunteer in the 2014 Jefferson Awards.

about 15 hours ago

 Is it OK for women to use the men's room? Respect is a two-way street, after all.

Ask Natalie: Men's room is no place for a woman

Natalie addresses women using the men’s room and a PNC Park app to summon security.

about 15 hours ago

 Fusilli with Broccolini, Chicken and Pecorino.

Marathon Ready: Fusilli with Broccolini, Chicken and Pecorino

Carbo-loading before a race doesn’t have to load you down.

about 15 hours ago

 "Pawn”   by Kathleen Kersnick.

Let's talk about art: Student showcase

On Friday, Pittsburgh Filmmakers will present the projects of 13 students enrolled in a full-time program known as “The Intensives.”

about 15 hours ago

 Kelsey Halling, left and Kathleen Gaines.  The cake: "Ink, Magic and Imagination: The Magic Disney," by Bella Christie and Lil' Z's Sweet Boutique.

Lights, Camera, Cake! event benefits the Midwife Center

More than 400 guests indulged their sweet tooth at the Pittsburgh Opera on Saturday night for a cake tasting contest.

1 day ago

 Megan "Megs" Yunn poses for a portrait at the office of her nonprofit Beverly's Birthdays. Ms. Yunn started the organization in 2012 and provides birthday parties for children living in homeless shelters.

Jefferson Awards: She throws birthday parties for homeless children

Megan Yunn, Jefferson Award winner, provides birthday parties for homeless children who may never have had one in their lives.

1 day ago

 Bag it up in a bucket: Polo Ralph Lauren fringed drawstring backpack. $450 at

Spring style must-haves: Trends are refreshed, low-fuss and unassuming

Plus they feature plenty of pastels and prints inspired by nature.

1 day ago

 Jacqueline D. Wilson and, Nikki Kazarick.

TRAC's [UnMask]erade Gala held at the LeMont

Three Rivers Adoption Council celebrates its 35th anniversary with event at LeMont.

1 day ago

 Evan Frazier, center, with Akiliann Bray, left, and Tyler Perry.

17th annual FAME Luncheon held at the Duquesne Club

FAME (Fund for Advancement of Minorities through Education) celebrates its 20th anniversary this year.

1 day ago

 Chris Jamison and Norman Childs.

#PghEarthDay Extravaganza

Chris Jamison performed during the Earth Day festivities held at Downtown’s Hotel Monaco.

1 day ago

 The McKain family from left Patrik, Colin, 8, Jameson, 4, and Danielle. #SEENInspiring

Green Heart Gala held at the LeMont

The fourth annual Green Heart Gala to raise funds for children and families dealing with congenital heart disease.

1 day ago

 Martin Potoczny with his work "The Climb," at his gallery opening in Garfield.

'LIGHT: A Luminous Project' opens at Garfield gallery

The pop-up exhibit features neon pieces Martin Potoczny has collected and created.

1 day ago

 From left, Anicet Mundundu, Michael Lichius and Nick Spivey of New Umoja.

Tropical Forest Congo Party held at Phipps

More than 200 guests flocked to escape the dreary weather and enjoy the tropical forest of the Congo at Phipps Conservatory.

1 day ago

 Cooking For a Cure: Marmee Maylone.


Catch up on even more fun events that happened this weekend!

1 day ago

Chipotle to stop serving food with genetically modified ingredients

The move to take GMOs out of its products is a first for a major restaurant chain.

1 day ago

Stargazing: Locating the North Star

Contrary to popular belief, Polaris, the North Star, is not the brightest star in the night sky; 47 others are brighter.

1 day ago

 The Lewis and Clark expedition spent the winter of 1805-06 at Fort Clatsop near Astoria, Oregon.

In Astoria, Oregon, visit the 'Goonies' house and more

“Goonies” locations and charm abound in scenic, sleepy Astoria, Ore., which is also near the end point of the Lewis and Clark expedition.

2 days ago

 Ronald Lawrence, the local chapter president and a founding member of 100 Black Men of Western Pennsylvania, talks to students during a meeting of the group at Allegheny County Community College on the North Side.

Jefferson Awards: Volunteer works to inspire black youth

Ronald Lawrence, who learned a strong work ethic from his parents, passes on those skills to black youth in the Pittsburgh area.

2 days ago

 The Zimba Twist Snare collection is inspired by the designs of Art Institute of Pittsburgh fashion design student Hayley Stewart and is made with actual confiscated snare wire.

Art Institute of Pittsburgh student raises awareness of poaching crisis with jewelry collection

Hayley Stewart, 20, won the Dsenyo Design for Change competition for her designs that mix snare wire with semi-precious stones.

2 days ago

 Ahmaree Osborne, 5, and his mother, Ashona Osborne. Ms. Osborne works an irregular work schedule at an Arby’s restaurant.

Irregular work schedules: efficient for employers, but tough for workers

Uncertainty can exact its own cost as the push for higher wages continues.

2 days ago

Wildlife: Jousting jakes fight for dominance, if not for a hen

About two weeks ago I heard the first turkey gobble of the year. It’s such a distinctive sound that even a child can recognize it.

2 days ago

App helps travelers connect with locals

Apps for encounters of the local kind are the latest to help travelers connect with a city’s residents.

4 days ago

Travel Q&A: Don't overlook possibilities for fun solo travel

Many options available to those who travel on their own.

2 days ago

Fees for minors flying alone continue to climb

Special fee for unaccompanied minors traveling alone on airlines keep climbing.

2 days ago

Eurail offers kids free travel

Eurail offers new options that open up free travel for children across Europe.

2 days ago

 Latasha and Charlie Batch,  Best of the Batch volunteers and 2014 Jefferson Award winners.

Previewing the 2015 Jefferson Award finalists

Seven Pittsburghers are among 48 Jefferson Award winners who will be recognized as super volunteers at a ceremony on May 4.

2 days ago

 A life-size replica of the famous woman assembly line worker from the "We Can Do It!" poster greet visitors at the Heinz History Center's exhibit on Pittsburgh during World War II.

'We Can Do It!' at Heinz History Center looks at homefront, battlefront

Visitors to the “We Can Do It!” exhibit at the Heinz History Center will hear the voices of Pittsburgh people who helped win World War II.

3 days ago

Stylebook: FGI Pittsburgh to hold fall/winter trend preview

Plus, vintage and bridal trunk shows, a derby party, bespoke goods for sale and more from the Pittsburgh fashion and beauty front.

3 days ago

 Rob Dulabon helps train Ultimate Frisbee player Micah Ziff, 15, of Fox Chapel, at his RODU gym in Larimer.

Flick that Frisbee like a pro

As Ultimate Frisbee gains popularity at all age levels, Pittsburgh welcomes its first indoor training facility in Larimer.

3 days ago

 A stained-glass welcome to Biddle's Escape, a new coffee shop at Biddle and Trenton in Wilkinsburg.

5 things we are loving this week

A coffee lover’s escape and a vinyl record hero are in the house.

3 days ago

Teams, camps available for Ultimate Frisbee players

Pittsburgh offers a robust community for Ultimate Frisbee players of all ages.

3 days ago

  SLUG: letseat0425  CAPTION: Grilled Steak with Chimichurri Rub  CREDIT: Gretchen McKay/Post-Gazette

Let's eat: Grilled Skirt Steak with Chimichurri Dry Rub

Now that the weather’s nice, it’s time to fire up the grill.

3 days ago

 A gold variety of sedum planted with red Sempervivum.

Allegheny Chapter of Rock Garden Society hosts 47th annual show

Contrary to Pittsburgh belief, a hillside with painted rocks is not a rock garden. Come and see what a real rock garden is at annual show.

3 days ago

 Built in 1895, this half-timbered Tudor home designed by Longfellow, Alden & Harlow is for sale for $1.275 million

Buying Here: Living like the McKnights in Glen Osborne

The next owner of this 120-year-old Tudor Revival in Glen Osborne will appreciate the efforts of its past owners/caretakers.

3 days ago

 Black-eyed Susans decorated the backyard of Eric D'Ambrogi's garden, last year's winner in small garden category of the Great Gardens Contest.

Show us your garden: 2015 Great Gardens Contest kicks off

Today we begin accepting entries for the 2015 Great Gardens Contest sponsored by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and Pittsburgh Botanic Garden.

3 days ago

 Tamari restaurant, at 3519 Butler St. in Lawrenceville, is closing in early May.

Tamari restaurant in Lawrenceville to close in May

The restaurant that had been one of the pioneering businesses in the neighborhood's revival will hold its last service May 2.

4 days ago

 Kevin Sousa talks in February about the greenhouse in Superior Motors, a new restaurant scheduled to open in Braddock.

Pittsburgh restaurateur Kevin Sousa facing more legal troubles

The owners of the property where Kevin Sousa operated Station Street Hot Dogs have sued the chef and his wife for a total of $60,425.98.

4 days ago

 Del's Bar & Ristorante DelPizzo in Bloomfield will close May 2.

Del's Bar & Ristorante DelPizzo in Bloomfield to close

The DelPizzo family sold the building, at 4428 Liberty Ave., to Herky Pollock, an executive vice president with CBRE.

4 days ago

 Brazilian pianist and composer Andre Mehmari will perform at The Andy Warhol Museum at 8 p.m. Saturday.

The Hot List events for the coming weekend - April 23-26

Texas Tenors, Todd Rundgren, Andre Mehmari, Patricia Halverson, Scott Pauley

5 days ago

Let's talk about science: Edwin Hubble

The Hubble Space Telescope was named after the astronomer who said countless galaxies exist beyond our own Milky Way galaxy.

5 days ago

 Pirates great Willie Stargell.

Let's learn from the past: Willie Stargell

Pirates slugger Willie Stargell epitomized the great Pittsburgh teams of the 1960s and ’70s.

5 days ago

 Portabella and wild mushroom pizza at Gianna Via's in Whitehall.

Munch goes to Gianna Via's Restaurant & Bar in Whitehall

Munch goes to Gianna Via’s and finds big piles of fried zucchini and lovely personal pizzas.

5 days ago

My Generation Health: The mung bean, a small but mighty green machine

They are easy to digest, so they’re a perfect post-illness food. And they are a dieter’s dream — low in calories and high in fiber.

5 days ago

  The small beer sample glasses at the Milkman Brewery will soon pass into history. The brewery is closing at the end of the month.

Beer: Milkman Brewing Co. is down to its last days

Partners are accepting offers for the Strip District business and its assets

6 days ago

 Chicken Pot-Roasted in Milk, Bay and Nutmeg from "A Bird in the Hand: Chicken Recipes for Every Day and Every Mood" by DIana Henry.

Diana Henry's latest cookbook goes to the birds

The Northern Ireland native is the author of nine cookbooks, including  “A Bird in the Hand: Chicken Recipes for Every Day and Every Mood.”

6 days ago

Spirits: The (not-so) good earth

Pittsburgh’s soil and growing season might not be ideal for agricultural production — but perhaps it was ideal for producing Mon Rye.

6 days ago

 Chris Fennimore.

The Food Column: Celebrating Chris Fennimore

Chris Fennimore is honoree at the Art Institute of Pittsburgh International Culinary School’s James Beard Culinary Tribute fundraiser.

6 days ago

 Emily's Bread & Butter Pickles.

Spring Pittsburgh Food Swap: unite and exchange your goodies

Emily Catalano of the blog Good Food Pittsburgh is hosting a free food swap on May 9 in East Liberty: bring something, get something.

6 days ago

 Craig McCloud passes out small samples of his Popsburgh frozen treats.

Popsburgh is popping up all over Pittsburgh

Craig McCloud is taking the frozen treats from the Pittsburgh Public Market and will be selling them from a bicycle-pulled cart.

6 days ago

Ask Natalie: Strike out bad behavior at ballgames

How to behave at a baseball game? Let go of the online romance? Ask Natalie.

1 week ago


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