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 James and Susanne Wilkinson.

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra: For Your Eyes Only gala

The sold-out party grossed roughly $1.1 million for the symphony.

about 22 hours ago


 Ralph Lauren

Fresh from New York Fashion Week: Styles for Spring 2015

Pastels, pleats and nature-inspired prints were among the top trends spotted on runways at New York Fashion Week.

about 22 hours ago


 Embroidered peasant blouse, $49.99; flounce skirt, $34.99; croc effect belt, $29.99; and ankle strap shoes, $39.99, from the Altuzarra for Target capsule collection.

Stylebook: Target teams with Altuzarra on fall fashions

Plus: a fashion industry networking night, trunk shows, fall bonus shopping days at Fifth Avenue Place and other Pittsburgh fashion news.

about 22 hours ago


 Larry Wetmiller, left, and Joe Calloway with the still.

A rum-tasting event raises funds for Hopital Albert Schweitzer

Roughly 100 patrons came out to Maggie’s Farm in support of Hopital Albert Schweitzer in Haiti, raising more than $5,000.

about 22 hours ago


 Nick Payiavlas and Brenda Waters.

Sunflowers, artistic pillows shine light on POWER benefit.

More than 300 guests attended the fundraising auction held at Perlora on the South Side.

about 22 hours ago


 Janera Solomon, Carmen de Lavallade and Clyde Jones.

Private dinner with Carmen de Lavallade

Legendary dancer Carmen De Lavallade lights up Shadyside before “As I Remember It.”

about 22 hours ago


 Elizabeth Wheatley, Julie Eisenhower and Joanne Ostergaard.

Fort Pitt Block House celebrates 250 years

History buffs gathered Downtown to celebrate the Fort Pitt Block House’s 250th anniversary Thursday at the nearby Wyndham Grand Hotel.

about 22 hours ago


 A cyclist travels the new two-way bike lanes along Panther Hollow Road crossing into Schenley Park in Oakland.

Pittsburgh cyclists concerned about redesign of Schenley Drive in Oakland

Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy is in the process of redesigning the road through Schenley Park, part of a program to reduce storm runoff.

about 22 hours ago


 Sally Davis and Lisa Zourelias.

Rooftop Shindig held atop Theatre Square parking garage

Like-minded people gathered to watch “The Big Lebowski,” drink White Russians, wear bathrobes in public and celebrate all things “Dude.”

about 22 hours ago


 Mayor William Peduto  and Caitlin Lasky.

Phipps Conservatory hosts Garden to Plate Dinner

Roughly 130 guests gathered (and bucked the black tie) by showing up in their last-gasp-for-summer garden attire.

about 22 hours ago


 Sister Jeanine Swartzlander and Tom Wiese.

Girls Hope Women's Tournament benefits Girls Hope of Pittsburgh

Nearly 400 women came out to support the cause, enjoying golf, tennis, paddle tennis, bridge and a luncheon at the Pittsburgh Field Club.

about 22 hours ago


Stargazing: Jupiter and the waning crescent moon

Before this lunar cycle draws to an end with a new moon Sept. 24, a thin waning crescent will sink past Jupiter in the morning sky.

about 22 hours ago


City calendar: 09/15/14

A look at the events coming up for the week ahead.

about 22 hours ago


 Samantha Lugo shows the merchandise at her Broke Little Rich Girl boutique, which opened this month in Lawrenceville.

Stylebook Snapshot: Broke Little Rich Girl mobile boutique goes brick and mortar

The fashion truck by Samantha Lugo of Robinson is the city’s first to transition to a permanent storefront. It’s now open in Lawrenceville.

1 day ago


 The main attraction in Ricketts Glen State Park in northeastern Pennsylvania is hiking the Falls Trail, a 7.2-mile loop that follows along most the park’s 22 beautiful waterfalls. The park’s crown jewel is the “wedding cake” Ganoga Falls, which descends 94 feet in a series of small steps.

Autumn shows its true colors in northeastern Pennsylvania

Enjoying the fall colors and waterfalls at Ricketts Glen State Park in northeastern Pennsylvania.

1 day ago


 The first of the cherry tomatoes at Blue Hill at Stone Barns in Westchester County, N.Y., a four-season farm, education center and restaurant.

Dine: How Blue Hill at Stone Barns in Hudson Valley influences U.S. food trends

Chef Dan Barber, author of “The Third Plate,” lures travelers with produce and policy to Blue Hill at Stone Barns outside New York City.

1 day ago


 Signature Theatre in the Village of Shirlington in Arlington, Va., decorates the walk way for its acclaimed production of “Sunday in the Park With George,” directed by CMU grad Matthew Gardiner, the theater’s associate artistic director.

A Signature 'Sunday' worth a trip to Arlington, Va.

The Village at Shirlington has experienced a renaissance since the mid-2000s, including the award-winning Signature Theatre.

1 day ago


 Dan Barber, author of "The Third Plate."

Star chef plays 'The Third Plate'

Blue Hill at Stone Barns’ star chef Dan Barber reflects on changing how we cook and eat.

1 day ago


 A coastal brown bear catches a sockeye salmon in shallow water next to Brooks Falls in the Katmai National Park and Preserve in Alaska in July.

Watch 'bear jams' in Katmai National Park

Having an very close view of bears pursuing salmon is among the wonders of a trip to Katmai National Park in Alaska.

1 day ago


 In June, volunteers from New England Regional Council of Carpenters erected scaffolding, launching the first phase of the restoration that will include cleaning, re-pointing and repainting of the exterior of the historic 1801 New London Ledge Lighthouse lighthouse.

Connecticut shines brightly with lighthouses

Connecticut’s lighthouses range from the classic white octagon towers to New London Ledge Lighthouse, a three-story red brick building.

1 day ago


 Len Caric, the president and CEO of Uncle Charley's Sausage.

New owners of Uncle Charley's eye expansion

The sausage company based in Vandergrift looks to bring specialty brand into new regions

1 day ago


Wildlife: Monarchs on the rebound?

Though the monarch population is down 90 percent over the past 20 years, monarch watchers reported encouraging news this summer.

1 day ago


If you go: Ricketts Glen State Park

Ricketts Glen State Park is in Benton, Columbia County, in the northeastern part of Pennsylvania, about a four-hour drive from Pittsburgh.

1 day ago


 James Spencer's home on Pembroke Place will be featured on the Shadyside House Tour Sept. 21.

Designer banishes dark wood from grand Tudor in Shadyside

New York designer persuades Shadyside homeowner to take a lighter touch on a dark Tudor. Now it’s on the Shadyside House Tour.

2 days ago


 The single-trunk tree version of  Limelight hydrangea has a prominent spot in front of Susan Silverman's house in Murrysville.

Gardening: Limelight hydrangeas bloom consistently

Limelight and its fellow cultivars, Little Lime and Bobo, are the answer to the question over hydrangeas that don’t bloom.

2 days ago


 Janet Klein, 57, of Cranberry cuddles Cindy,  a three-month old American Eskimo mix at EQT PLaza, Downtown during the  "Pet a Puppy Day" program sponsored by Animal Friends.  Cindy and five other American Eskimo mix  puppies are ready for adoption at Animal Friends in Ohio Township.

Wacky and clever names for dogs and cats

“Here Sasha Biggiepotamus Fierce!” “Can someone clean Joey Banana Pants’ litter box?” It’s time again for the wackiest dog and cat names.

2 days ago


 This white birch in Fox Chapel was properly planted and mulched so that its root flare is exposed.

Gardening: How to prepare a tree-planting site

The right way to prepare the site and dig a hole so that your tree thrives. And when you’re done, DON’T overmulch.

2 days ago


 The exterior of the home, which sits on 1.49 acres and is on the market for $279,900.

Buying Here: New Sewickley

A rustic log house is one of five built by an extended family in 1979.

2 days ago


Can your dog get ebola? No

Can your dog get Ebola? The short answer is “no.”  There are no documented cases of dogs passing the Ebola virus on to people.

2 days ago


Design Center names CEO

Chris Koch becomes CEO of the Design Center, a Downtown nonprofit that encourages good design and planning of the built environment.

2 days ago


Maryland, Pennsylvania win Miss America prelims

Miss Pennsylvania and Miss Maryland won preliminary competitions Thursday night in The Miss America pageant.

3 days ago


Post-Gazette wins two Association of Food Journalists awards

Food section editor Bob Batz Jr. and freelance writer Hal B. Klein were among 53 winners announced at a dinner Thursday in Memphis.

3 days ago


 Vietnamese Beef with Rice Vermicelli and Crispy Vegetables from Diana Henry's new book, "A Change of Appetite: Where Healthy Meets Delicious."

A change of appetite: Eating healthfully more simply

Diana Henry’s new cookbook is still about good food, and it’s better for you

4 days ago


 A taco from the stand outside Reyna Foods in the Strip District.

There's still time for summer's bounty

Though our city may be known for pierogies and fries on sandwiches, now is a great time for Pittsburgh food that is a lot more diverse.

4 days ago


 Korean and Japanese inspired Chick'n Bubbly, which serves Korean fried chicken and bubble tea.

Restaurant Scene: Chick'n Bubbly ushers in crispy concept with its Korean-style fried chicken

In a neighborhood that caters to students, Oakland's Chick'n Bubbly sets a new standard for fast-casual with Korean fried chicken.

4 days ago


Munch goes to Social at Bakery Square

The emphasis here is on socialization: daily drink specials, an inviting patio and a noticeable conviviality among staff and customers.

4 days ago


 The Covered Bridge Festival will take place in Washington and Greene counties Sept. 20-21.

Fall Arts Preview: Fall festivals

Fall festivals pop up all over the region.

4 days ago


 Better-Than-Almost-Anything-Cake.

Kitchen Mailbox

Our columnist meets a former colleague of her husband -- to break the bread.

4 days ago


 Family Fun Days at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens.

Fall Arts Preview: Cultural attractions

Autumn’s approach brings new reasons to visit the area’s cultural attractions.

4 days ago


 Caryn Goldenberg, left, and Ashley Bowen and  with finished challahs at Chabad of the South Hills.

The Food Column: A 'Mega Challah Bake'

About 300 Jewish women from all over Pittsburgh will converge on the Beth Shalom Ballroom next Thursday to make bread and share prayers.

4 days ago


 Colonel Ricketts Hard Cider is aged for up to a year in 55-gallon Jack Daniel's barrels.

The pressing business of hard cider

A cidery in Benton makes an “old” drink seem new again

4 days ago


 This weekend's Thrival Innovation & Music Festival at Bakery Square will feature a DJ set from Moby.

The Hot List of activities for the coming weekend

The Orwells perform, Pennsylvania Trolley Museum hosts Trolley Days and Scottish Heritage Day is celebrated.

4 days ago


 "Spellbound," a hybrid tea rose grown by Bonnie and Arthur Bishop, of Bethel Park, won the 2013 Queen of Show during last year's Rose Show.

Rose show coming Saturday to Pittsburgh's North Shore

Members of the Pittsburgh Rose Society can show off the fruits of their labor, educate and share their expertise.

4 days ago


 Holographs of models dressed in Ralph Lauren Polo are projected against a fountain on a lake in Central Park on Monday night.

Models 'walk on water' at Ralph Lauren Polo event in Central Park

This season at New York Fashion Week designers are getting creative with ways to showcases their clothes.

5 days ago


 Steakhouse Smoky Barbecue Beer Burgers with Caramelized Beer Onions.

What's for Dinner: Steakhouse Smoky Barbecue Beer Burgers with Caramelized Beer Onions

Preparing to cook at the Steel City Big Pour beer event last weekend got me thinking about beefy, beery burgers on the grill.

5 days ago


 Models open the David Tlale runway show in tribal-inspired prints and footwear from Emy Mack Shoes.

New York Fashion Week ripe with Pittsburgh pride

Some of the designers, stylists, bloggers and publicists at New York Fashion Week have ties to the Steel City.

6 days ago


 An estimated 75 riders took part  in the 10th Annual Ride of Silence in May, honoring cyclists who have been killed or injured while riding their bikes.

Q&A with Bike Pittsburgh

Bike Pittsburgh answers common questions about the safest way to ride on Pittsburgh’s urban streets.

6 days ago


 Mary Ann Wellener.

Steel Advice: Dad should back son on stopping cheating

When a son tells a father about cheating in school, the next step is for the father to see the principal.

6 days ago


 A student in the Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy Habitat Explorer Program gathers seeds in Frick Park amid colorful goldenrod blooms.

Let's Talk About: What's blooming in our parks

The wildflowers of summer are browning and turning to seed, but a hike along Pittsburgh’s park trails will reveal a host of fall blooms.

6 days ago


 A fine American classical carved and gilded convex mirror, circa 1815-20, from Thomas Schwenke.

Child Health Association antiques show returns to Sewickley

After a three-year hiatus, the Child Health Association is bringing back its antiques show -- with lots of new twists.

1 week ago



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