Todd Siegel in his backyard garden in Squirrel Hill.

How to grow a gardener

A water leak and a bare patch of dirt transform a non-gardener into a Great Gardens Contest winner for late summer/early fall.

about 15 hours ago

 Different types of dahlias make an eye-catching arrangement.

For best results, treat Dahlia like a diva

Dahlia is a high-maintenance diva, but if she is treated well, she can be the queen of a fall garden.

about 15 hours ago

 Front exterior of the house for sale at 912 Berkshire Ave in Pittsburgh's Brookline neighborhood.

Buying Here: Two-gabled house in Brookline

A house in Brookline features new siding, windows, bamboo floors and heating/central air conditioning.

about 15 hours ago

 Carving pumpkins is a great activity for all to enjoy.

Host a pumpkin carving party this weekend

Pumpkin carving is a simple, fun affair for everyone to enjoy.

about 22 hours ago

Gardening Q&A: Lime sulpur spray may prevent peach leaf curl

Lime sulpur spray and proper cultural practices that maintain the tree’s vigor will prevent peach leaf curl.

about 17 hours ago

 Dustin Gardner, new executive chef at Soba.

New executive chef at Soba builds on the Big Burrito Restaurant Group's tradition

At Soba in Shadyside, Dustin Gardner has been groomed for the gig, carrying on Big Burrito's tradition of innovation and quality.

2 days ago

There's a kind of decadence to reading in bars

For me, it started in San Francisco — probably a mix of that gloriously extroverted city combined with my 23-year-old new-drinker self.

2 days ago

 Centipede Cake.

Kitchen Mailbox: Recipes for Halloween fun

Don't be scared that it will take too much time: Holiday treats can be made quick and easy

2 days ago

 The basic ingredients of the "Almost Famous" Primanti's sandwich can be delivered to your door, assembly required.

Get a taste of Primanti Bros. anywhere in the U.S.

The eatery has partnered with a food delivery service to ship sandwich packs nationwide through November.

1 day ago

 David Demeter sorts packages in July at the FedEx Express station in Nashville, Tenn. FedEx forecast that deliveries between Thanksgiving and Christmas Eve will rise 8.8 percent over last year, to 290 million shipments.

FedEx expects record holiday season shipments

FedEx Corp. promised shoppers on Wednesday that it’s ready for the frenzy set to commence the day after Thanksgiving.

2 days ago

 From left, the deep fried chicken thighs in Nihilist and Abidance sauces, and the Loaded Mac & Cheese at the Hollywood Gardens bar in Rochester, Beaver County.

Munch goes to Hollywood Gardens

Munch abides Beaver County bar with generations of history

2 days ago

 Some diners check their cellphones during an etiquette dinner  for freshman enrolled in Carnegie Mellon University's Tepper School of Business.

Business dining: It's not about the food.

Mandatory “etiquette dinner” shows Carnegie Mellon University business students how it should be done.

2 days ago

 After the judges scored the latte art in the first Latte Art Throwdown during Pittsburgh Coffee Week, the aficionados in what was Voluto Coffee and is now Commonplace Coffee, compared the cups.

Baristas compete in a Latte Art Throwdown

Pittsburgh Specialty Coffee Week event made art in milk foam.

2 days ago

 From Left : Ashley Lockland , Talicia Herriot, Jourdan Hicks and Skylar Woodall, four students who worked on the film "Not Finished Yet," about the food desert in Hazelwood.

The Food Column: Student film focuses on the desert that is Hazelwood

Ten high-school students worked together on a film about food scarcity.

2 days ago

Two Good Recipes: Linguine with Zucchini and Lentils with Eggplant

Two recipes that make vegetables the star.

2 days ago

Let's Learn From the Past: Charles 'Teenie' Harris

Regarded as one of the most iconic photographers of the 20th century, Charles “Teenie” Harris captured all facets of African-American life.

2 days ago

Let's Talk About: Apples

October is National Apple Month — celebrate by making you own apple jam.

2 days ago

 Boz Scaggs.

Hot List of events for the coming weekend

Pittsburgh Musical Theater’s “A Chorus Line,” New Horizon’s “Queens of the Blues.” Music: Boz Scaggs, Judy Collins, the Meat Puppets ...

2 days ago

 Haunted museum.

Natural History Museum reaches out to over-21 crowd

Carnegie Museum of Natural History opens doors to the nightlife crowd with “Haunted Museum ... After Dark.”

3 days ago

Steelers fashion show Friday at Heinz Field

The Steelers Style runway show celebrates 40 years of well-dressed athletes supporting the Cancer Caring Center and UPMC Sports Medicine.

3 days ago

 Selma Worman.

Century Club: A date in 1935 turned out to be quite unusual

A quick wedding during the Depression led to nearly 70 years of wedded life for Selma Breinig Worman.

3 days ago

 Poblano Bolognese with Pasta.

What's for dinner: Poblano Bolognese Pasta

Poblano chile peppers add snap to Italian pasta dish.

3 days ago

 Mary Ann Wellener.

Steel advice: Divorce long in the past, so sell silver flatware and move on

Divorced woman should sell the silver her former mother-in-law gave her as a gift years ago and not look back.

4 days ago

 Dr. Bill and Donna Bookwalter use a honeycomb spinner to collect honey at their garage in Fox Chapel.

Brain surgeon Bill Bookwalter is also a beekeeper

Fox Chapel neurosurgeon Bill Bookwalter finds his hives a sweet sanctuary from the operating room.

5 days ago

 Clyde Jones #SEENBestDressed,  with Michele Fabrizi and Christopher Hahn.

Pittsburgh Opera hosts 60th Diamond Horseshoe Ball

Roughly 300 guests helped raise more than $300,000 for the opera.

5 days ago

 Andrew McGill at Terror Town in the Strip District.

Video series / Haunted houses in the Pittsburgh area: Which one is the scariest?

Andrew McGill and Andrew Rush from the Post-Gazette’s visuals department have been checking out haunted houses deemed the scariest.

3 days ago

 Forever 21 on the upper level of South Hills Village is among the largest of the new retailers the mall has welcomed during its renovation.

Stylebook: New stores part of 50th anniversary makeover at South Hills Village

Plus: the Steelers take to the runway, FGI Pittsburgh visits Ross Park Mall, Macy’s holds holiday makeup event and more in Pittsburgh style.

1 week ago

Poll says Pittsburgh accent is 'America's ugliest'’s bracketed competition came down to Pittsburgh vs. Scranton. Pittsburgh prevailed with 54 percent of the vote.

5 days ago

 Oscar De la Renta was a favorite of socialites and movie stars alike.

Oscar de la Renta, fashion designer, dies at 82

Oscar de la Renta built an elegant brand that, in exclusive circles and small-town bridal salons alike, was known by one word: Oscar.

4 days ago

 A typical housing development in Markham has homes packed close together with small lawns, because land is at such a premium

An Asian magnet suburb is Canada's most diverse city

Ethnic Chinese residents comprise 40 percent of the population in Markham, Ontario.

5 days ago

 Event co-chairs John Denny and Christina O'Toole.

Amachi Pittsburgh hosts event at Pittsburgh Center for the Arts

Amachi Pittsburgh celebrated its 10th anniversary in supporting children and families of incarcerated parents with its mentoring program.

5 days ago

 Louis Picard, Pauline Greenlick and Victoria Nalongo Namusisi.  #SEENInspiring

'Under the Umbrella Tree' premiere held at Kelly Strayhorn

Roughly 70 guests came to support the film’s premiere and meet Victoria Nalongo Namusisi, founder of Bright Kids Uganda.

5 days ago

 Carlos Echevarria, Shaina Pajak, Michelle Kreutzer and Ethan Nicholas.

Pittsburgh Social Exchange hosts mixer

More than 235 partygoers arrived in style to attend the Lexus Executive Mixer on Wednesday night at the Rohrich Lexus Showroom, Beechview.

5 days ago

 Tania Grubbs and Janera Solomon.

Regent Theater celebrates centennial

Turning 100 is always something to celebrate, and the Kelly Strayhorn Theater paid homage on Thursday evening to the former Regent.

5 days ago

 Oakland Catholic High School students pose with a classic pink car at the Leading Ladies Gala XI.

#SEEN Fall Party Round Up

Oakland Catholic High School, Heritage Community, Carnegie Library, Northside Common Ministries  and City of Asylum host events.

5 days ago

Stargazing: Partial solar eclipse

On Thursday, a partial solar eclipse will occur over most of North America.

5 days ago

 Deepak Gupta, head of the Applied Research and Innovation Centre at Centennial College in Ontario, says from his experience, the American immigration system works better for professionals like him.​

Indian immigrant says Canadian system better than U.S. for professionals

A chemical engineer with experience living in the U.S. and Canada gives high marks to Canada's immigration laws.

5 days ago

Dine: Let's never tolerate harassing behavior

Incidences of sexual harassment in restaurants are everybody’s business.

6 days ago

 Handbags and laptop covers made from repurposed old clothes by ReBag, a start-up founded by Yi Wang.

Stylebook Snapshot: ReBag refashions old clothes into new handbags

Yi Wang started the business as a way for people to turn their favorite fashions from the past into something fresh and functional.

6 days ago

 A youthful group of pedestrians crosses the corner of Yonge and Dundas streets in Toronto. Nearly a third of the region's residents are under 20, compared with 22 percent in Pittsburgh.

Toronto: 'most multicultural city in the world'

Pittsburgh has a foreign-born population of just 4 percent, while nearly half of the Toronto area’s residents were born in another country.

6 days ago

 Sunrise at Ras Al Jinz, a beach in Oman’s Al Sharqiyyah region where sea turtles lay eggs.

Sultanate of Oman is safe, laid-back

Oman, on the edge of the Arabian Peninsula, bewitches visitors with its striking beauty, mix of cultures and relaxed pace.

6 days ago

 The Bollinger Mill State Historic Site is where you will find the four-story mill building that dates back to 1867. Today, you'll find a museum inside it with various implements, from a grain elevator to a roller mill. Visitors can watch corn ground into corn meal or take a guided tour of the entire mill.

Sites in southeastern Missouri shine in movie 'Gone Girl'

Sites in southeastern Missouri shine in movie “Gone Girl.”  Cape Girardeau plays the role of the fictional North Carthage.

6 days ago

 Under the eyes of his cows, Latrobe dairy farmer Ralph Frye keeps a notebook with the information on each of his cows.

As harvest wraps up, farmers tally up their crops

The steady rains that helped the vegetables made cutting and baling hay for livestock tough.

6 days ago

Wildlife: The Wildlife Society comes to Pittsburgh

Wildlife biologists from around the world will gather in Pittsburgh for their annual meeting Oct. 25-30.

6 days ago

 Martin Dezell, center, of Shadyside and a Green Bay Packers fan and his friend Nick DellaNeve, a Buffalo Bills fan, watch football in the bar area referred to as "the horseshoe" at Stack'd in Shadyside.

Bars pay an arm, a leg and a beer for NFL content

The Steelers are king in Pittsburgh. But many bars in the area are paying small fortunes for the ability to broadcast other NFL games.

6 days ago

 Jian Ghomeshi has become a celebrity in Canada as the host of Q, an interview program on the arts and public issues. But his identity has been strongly shaped by being a first-generation Iranian immigrant, he says.

Canada's 'Q' host Jian Ghomeshi speaks of life as an immigrant

Radio host Jian Ghomeshi, whose heritage is Iranian, is an immigrant who was born in England and arrived in Canada at age 7 in the mid-’70s.

6 days ago

 Bob McDonough of McDonough's Antiques in Lawrenceville picks 'San Marzano' tomatoes.

Shop owner in Lawrenceville combines two loves -- old stuff and heirloom vegetables

A vegetable garden behind a Lawrenceville antique store is both whimsical and prolific -- just the way Bob McDonough likes it.

1 week ago

 Mary Canny of Baldwin Township grows zinnia from seed and stores tubers from red cannas and elephant ear plants so she can replant them each spring.

Extending the colorful life of a flower

Planting annual flower seeds is an inexpensive way to get months of color in the garden.

1 week ago

 Casey Westbrook leads a team of people pouring molten iron in Detroit. You can watch the making of cast-iron plaques at the Carrie Furnace in Rankin next Saturday.

Cast-iron plaques at Carrie Furnaces will tell the tale of a post-industrial garden

Sparks will fly next Saturday as a team of ironworkers, sculptors and master gardeners cast plaques to tell the mill’s story.

1 week ago

Gardening Q&A: How to fight peach leaf curl

Peach leaf curl is a fungus that can cause a tree to lose all of its leaves. Infection in successive years could doom your peach tree.

1 week ago


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