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 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.

about 20 hours 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.

about 20 hours ago


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

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

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

about 20 hours 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.

about 20 hours 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.

about 20 hours ago


 Chris Jamison and Norman Childs.

#PghEarthDay Extravaganza

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

about 20 hours 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.

about 20 hours 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.

about 20 hours 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.

about 20 hours ago


 Cooking For a Cure: Marmee Maylone.

#SEENSpringFlings

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

about 20 hours 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.

about 21 hours 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.

about 20 hours 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.

1 day 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.

1 day 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.

1 day 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.

1 day 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.

1 day 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.

3 days ago


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

Many options available to those who travel on their own.

1 day ago


Fees for minors flying alone continue to climb

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

1 day ago


Eurail offers kids free travel

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

1 day 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.

1 day 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.

2 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.

2 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.

2 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.

2 days ago


Teams, camps available for Ultimate Frisbee players

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

2 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.

2 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.

2 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.

2 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.

2 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.

3 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.

3 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.

3 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

4 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.

4 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.

4 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.

4 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.

4 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

5 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.”

5 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.

5 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.

5 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.

5 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.

5 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.

6 days ago


 Crispy Black Bean and Quinoa Burritos.

Marathon ready: Crispy Black Bean Quinoa Burritos

A protein-packed meal you can hold in your hand.

6 days ago


Blue Bell Creameries issues recall of all products

The company “cannot say with certainty” how the bacteria was introduced to its facilities, Blue Bell’s chief executive Paul Kruse said.

6 days ago


 From left, Dawn Fleischner, Bill and Carolyn Byham and Harris Ferris.

Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre’s season finale gala held at the Benedum

Roughly 230 guests celebrated the PBT’s 45th year with a gala, and a surprise announcement.

1 week ago


 Fashion designer Kiya Tomlin at her junior prom at Morristown High School in New Jersey.

Dance diaries: Pittsburghers share prom night memories

Fashion designer Kiya Tomlin, KDKA’s Kristine Sorensen, singer Chris Jamison and Pittsburgh Ballet’s Julia Erickson share their memories.

1 week ago



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